John Thomas Papi, 68, of Oxford, formerly of Woodlyn, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at home.
He was the husband of Pamela Preston Papi.
Born in Chester, PA he was the son of the late Vincent and Jean Di Nacola Papi.
John was a 25-year veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194, Rising Sun, MD.
He was employed with Congoleum Flooring, Marcus Hook.
Roy G. Kneisely, 95, lifelong resident of Conestoga, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Saturday, April 24, 2021 while at home.
Born in Conestoga, he was the son of the late Walter H. and Myrtle (Good) Kneisely.
He was married to the love of his life, Doris Campbell Kneisley for 72 years.
Roy was a self-employed master carpenter, specializing in cabinets and home remodeling. He was active in the community as a Conestoga Twp. Supervisor and a volunteer with the Conestoga Fire Co. In his later years, Roy could often be seen sitting on his front porch waving to friends and neighbors as they would pass by. He was a founding member of the Indian Run Camp and a member of the Kettle Creek Sportsman’s Assoc. Roy was also an active member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, serving in various roles. The last position he held was head usher, where he loved greeting friends and fellow church members.
Elaine Witman Pennell, who married the only man she ever loved, raised three children and was never, ever wrong, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021. She was 74, and she was the world to her family.
She was a woman of faith who said she was called to study religion even if only to minister to her own family. (We needed all the help we could get.) She was also a woman of art, a lover of music and books who wrote in green ink because that’s what Langston Hughes used.
A great teller of tales, she had endless stories to share -- some of them many times over. There’s the one about playing the clarinet in the high school band at the official opening of Nottingham County Park in 1963, an event that ensured the conservation of the serpentine barrens whose strange scenery was a constant presence in her childhood. She worked for years in the park office, and would inform anyone who was listening that she’d been there at the start.
Then there was the time she walked across the football field on a broken ankle after being wiped out on the sideline, lest the opposing team smell weakness among the Oxford Hornet parents that ran the down and distance markers.
She was a stargazer who hosted parties for meteor showers, and fed anyone who came through her door -- a parade of friends and family and kids that stretched on for decades. If you sat at her table or beside her fire, you were one of her children whether you knew it or not.
Bruce B. Helland, age 93, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
He was the husband of the late Delna E. Goertzen Helland, who passed away on May 15, 2007.
He was born in Brodhead, WI, son of the late Leonard and Leona Gingrich Helland.
He was a member of Oak Hill Fellowship Church of Strasburg. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving from 1952-55. He graduated from Juda High School in Juda, WI, and from Moody Bible Institute and Trinity College in Chicago, IL. He and his wife served as missionaries with TEAM in Nagano, Japan until retiring in 1992. After the passing of his wife, Bruce returned to Shikoku, Japan and served four more years during his 80s. He enjoyed family, reading and studying the Bible, woodworking, gardening, watching tennis, playing chess and riding his bicycle, which he did until he was 91.
Jacob K. Stoltzfus, 96, formerly of Cochranville, died in Canada at the home of his daughter, Saturday, April 17
Jacob K. Stoltzfus, age 96, formerly of Cochranville, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Ontario, Canada at the home of his daughter.
He was the husband of Suvilla B. Stoltzfus Stoltzfus who passed away on July 13, 1991. He was born in Morgantown, son of the late John F. & Mary Kauffman Stoltzfus.
He was a member of Mine Road Amish Mennonite Church of Kinzers, where in the past he served as Pastor from 1969-2010. He was a lifelong dairy farmer in the Oxford area. He had a strong interest in missions and served on various mission committees and boards.
John J. Farren, age 90, formerly of New Providence, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, the late Anne J. Wittmer Farren and by their son, Hans J. Wittmer. He later became the husband of Kathleen McCartney Farren, who survives.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Clementine DuFour Farren.
Initially intending for the priesthood, John earned two Masters degrees, attending Lasalle College and Villanova University. However, he met and fell in love with Anna, whom he married and with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.
He worked for 31 years at Octorara High School, teaching Latin, World History, and other subjects. He was a member of St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Theodore Marshall, IV, 36, of Oxford, passed away on Monday April 12, 2021 at home.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of Debra Thomas Marshall of Oxford and the late Theodore, III.
Theodore was a graduate of Oxford Area High School Class of 2002.
He was employed with Moccasin Run Golf Club, Atglen and Wyncote Golf Club, Oxford.
Theodore enjoyed making homemade wine, walking, pencil painting, barbequing, landscaping and especially enjoyed helping his grandmother.
Barbara P. Welk, 70, of Quarryville, died at her daughter's home in Millersville, Wednesday, April 14
Barbara P. Welk, 70, formerly of Quarryville, went to her heavenly rest on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the home of her daughter.
She was the wife of the late Lloyd H. Welk who died February 1, 2014.
Born in Scranton, PA she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha McChalicher Price.
Barbara had a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse, and was employed by various health institutions, the former Community Hospital, and Ware Presbyterian Village.
An active church member, she was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg where she served as a Deacon and Youth Director, and later became a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and participated with Wednesday Night Alive.
Barbara was also active in her community, serving with Quarryville Meals on Wheels, Solanco Food Bank, and driving for the American Cancer Society.
John Hamilton Aument, 61, of New Providence, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of H. Lorrie (Hubbs) Aument, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.
Born in Marblehead, MA, he was the son of D. Glenn and Jeanie (Robertson) Aument, of Lancaster.
John was a graduate of Penn Manor High School, class of 1978. After high school, he went on to be employed by R.R. Donnelley (Steel Way) as a Cut Fold Operator, with 42 years of service.
An avid bicyclist for over 20 years, John participated in many organized bike rides around Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Each year he enjoyed watching and feeding the birds that would come into his yard. To those that knew John, he had a positive outlook, loved life, and enjoyed making people laugh.
Charles G. "Charlie" Grumbling, age 73, of Drumore, PA, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
He was the husband of Brenda L. Rinier Grumbling, with whom he celebrated 42 years of marriage on July 1st.
He was born in Reading, son of the late Charles B. & Angela Ann Toricello Grumbling.
He worked as a truck driver retiring in 2010 from ABF Freight. After retiring he worked for his son at AB Hardscape. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Charlie enjoyed watching Philadelphia sports especially the Phillies and 76ers, bowling, puzzles, his dogs, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.