Dennis E. Hess, 76, of Peach Bottom PA, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, April 26, 2019.
His wife of 50 years, Betsy Jo Sinclair Hess passed away in 2014.
Dennis had worked at the former Hamilton Watch for 20 years before moving to Musser’s Market managing the bake shop. He then owned and operated the Fulton Market with his wife Betsy. Dennis enjoyed harvesting wood, hunting deer, going to auctions, and local history.
Born in Lancaster PA, he was a son of the late Edwin and Dorothy Black Hess.
He is survived by 2 children, Susan Lancaster (Mark), Peach Bottom, Michael Hess (Robin), Drumore, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.
Allen R. Herr, 81, of Christiana, passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn C. Herr, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Highland Township, Allen was the son of the late Zelva V. and Noah S. Herr.
Allen was a farm boy and always a farmer at heart, he worked as a carpenter until a career as the Chief Surveyor in Engineering Construction at the former Lukens Steel, retiring after 40 years of service.
In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling and caring for his garden and farm animals. After retiring he enjoyed traveling, biking, car shows, playing the organ and family genealogy.
Grace Arlene (O’Donnell) Heidelbaugh, 82, of Quarryville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on April 20, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care of Mt. Joy.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John & Pearl (Eshelman) O’Donnell.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William R. Heidelbaugh.
She was a 1954 graduate of Solanco High School and Lancaster Business College. She retired from Yellow Freight Trucking Company and was a local seamstress.
She was a member of Providence Church and was actively involved as a Sunday school teacher, youth advisor, Awana Club and Bible Adventure leader. She was a leader for many years with the Girl Scouts.
Grace enjoyed traveling to Haiti and helping with the medical clinics. She loved to take care of the babies while their mothers were being seen by the physicians and would collect baby rattles to give them.
Charles F. Walton, 69, of Drumore PA, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was the husband of Dolores “Dolly” C. Dewitsky Walton.
They had celebrated 37 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster PA, a son of the late William and Miriam J. Frey Walton. Known as “Harley Charlie”, he had established his own business, General Motorcycle Repair, Drumore, PA. He was dearly loved by all, and will be deeply missed.
Norman J. McVey, 93, of Nottingham PA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Dorothy Stanley McVey. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Norman had retired from Elk Mills Quarry where he had worked as a heavy equipment operator. He then continued working 22 years as the caretaker of the Mouse House Farm, Nottingham. Norman was an avid bowler, and a John Deere tractor enthusiast.
Born in Nottingham PA, he was a son of the late Roman and Ethel Dawson McVey.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, sons, Wayne McVey (Michelle), Elizabethtown, Scott McVey (Tracey), Rawlinsville, 3 grandchildren, Taylor Appel (Nathan), Dustin McVey (Serena), Hunter McVey, siblings Donald McVey, and Linda Brown.
John K. Zook, age 75, of 2531 Noble Road, Kirkwood, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was the husband of Lydia B. Stoltzfus Zook.
Born in Quarryville, he was the son of the late Joel K. and Mary King Zook. John was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by 5 children: Stephen S. husband of Rebecca Stoltzfus Zook of Peach Bottom, Anna S. Zook of Kirkwood, Mary S. Zook, Rebecca B. Zook, both of Quarryville, Samuel K. husband of Katie Fisher Zook of Kirkwood, 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 7 siblings: Christ K. husband of Ann Hager Zook of Hot Springs, NC, Lydia K. wife of Amos Fisher of Myersdale, PA, Bennie K. husband of Fannie Miller Zook of Paradise, Samuel K. husband of Susie King Zook of Quarryville, Enos J. husband of Malinda Stoltzfus Zook of Strasburg, Ammon K. husband of Katie Stoltzfus Zook of Honey Brook, Elsie K. Zook of Quarryville.
Jack Ross, age 90, of Paradise, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, one day before celebrating his 66th wedding anniversary with his wife Arlene Keene Ross.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Earl and Irene Stoner Ross. He was a graduate of Quarryville High School Class of 1947.
He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Jack was an active member of Georgetown United Methodist Church and the church’s cemetery association. He was a carpenter for Wickersham Construction for 28 years retiring in 1993. He enjoyed gardening, watching birds, bowling, traveling, carpentry and being a handyman. He was a member of the Gap VFW and American Legion.
Anna Marie Hyde, age 94, of Quarryville, PA, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019.
She was born on May 28, 1924 in Philadelphia,PA to Phillip and Anna (McQuaid) Lazarus. Anna graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls' High School. Anna studied at St. Joseph's University and ultimately earned a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
In 1953, she married Thomas Hyde Sr of Belmont MA. They raised five children in their Woodbury NJ home: Kathryn, Christopher, Thomas Jr (Mary), Peter, and Paul. Anna has four grandchildren (Jeffrey, Carolyn, Daniel, and Jacob). As a past president of Saint Joseph University’s Alumnae Association, she was delighted to see her grandson Jeffrey graduate from her alma mater.
Michelle A. McMaster, 53, of Harmony Ridge Drive, Drumore, PA died unexpectedly at her residence on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
She was the wife of John J. McMaster.
Born in Chester, PA she was the daughter of Robert and Betty Miller Suloff.
Michelle had been employed by Musser’s Market at the Buck in the meat department.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mildred V. “Millie” Swinehart, 94, of Conestoga View and formerly Holtwood, entered into rest on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born in Martic Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elmer H. and Dora E. (Harmon) Oldham. Her husband, Ray Swinehart, passed in 2005.
Millie worked out of her house as a hairdresser. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and knitting. She was a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.