Lynn A. “Penny” Aukamp, 63, of Donnelly Drive Willow Street, PA passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital.
he and her husband Arlin David Aukamp celebrated 31 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late William and Betty Jane Solick Schiavo.
Penny had been employed as a claims adjuster for Murray Insurance Company in Quarryville for 20 years.
A cancer survivor, she was active with the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life, and Schreiber Pediatric and the Rubber Duck races.
She was an avid animal lover, especially her two dogs, Sam and Silas. She enjoyed fishing, the beach, and going to Florida.
Michelle Nicole Coats, 42, of Elkton, Maryland, entered into rest unexpectedly on Friday, May 21, 2021.
Born in Newark, Delaware, she was the daughter of Brenda Smith of Quarryville and the late John F. Thompson, Jr.
She was the loving wife of Tyrell Jean Coats for the past 7 years.
Michelle had most recently worked as a server at Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Elkton. She was a Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed animals, cooking, and listening to music.
On May 26th, 2021, Stephen Michael Lombardi, devoted husband, and father of 54 years of age lost his battle with Glioblastoma. [A rare but aggressive form of brain cancer.]
Stephen was born March 5th, 1967. He loved motorcycles, cars, and playing the drums.
Stephen married his wife Ruthie of 33 years, his neighbor & high school sweetheart. They then soon brought two sons into the world, Stephen Jr., and Nicholas. Steve loved spending time with his boys, playing drums in multiple bands, and most of all, helping his sons pursue their passion for music. He even built them a recording studio.
Esther H. Booth Lewis-Megahan, 87, of Lancaster, died Saturday, May 22 at Lancaster General Hospital
Esther H. (Booth) Lewis-Megahan, 87, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Megahan.
Born in Fairfield, Southern Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Giles and Dorothy (Douglas) Booth. Esther was a longtime member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed being active in the Women's Society. She was also active at Rawlinsville Camp Meeting, where she worshiped for many summers. Esther will be remembered as a beautiful, compassionate, soft-spoken person who was dearly loved and will be missed.
Joseph Norman Cotter, 91, of Oxford, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford.
He was the husband of the late Colette M. Legendre Cotter with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Charlotte Depermentier Cotter.
He served as Lieutenant in the US National Guard.
Joseph graduated 5th in his class at Central High School in Philadelphia in 1947. Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master’s degree from both the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University.
He was head of the Languages Department and high school principal at Tatnall School for 28 years, Wilmington, DE and formerly taught at the University of Georgia and Washington and Lee University, VA. Joseph was fluent in the foreign languages of Spanish and French.
Leon E. Kauffman, age 7, of 266-A Bell Road, Christiana, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at home.
Born in Lititz, he was the son of Simeon E. and Sadie B. Esh Kauffman.
Leon attended the Old Order Amish Church.
Gideon B. King, age 7, of 6155 White Oak Road, Christiana, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Daniel F. and Rebecca K. Blank King.
Gideon attended the Old Order Amish Church.
Rodney Jerome Means, 79, formerly of Gordonville, passed away with his loving wife at his side on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Garden Spot Village after a lengthy illness.
He was the husband of Gwendolyn Estella McNutt.
Born in Rothschild, WI, he was the son of the late Eugene and Vernette Hintz Means, and was preceded in death by his brother Darrell.
Rodney graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and went on to earn a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Throughout his professional career he had been employed with Control Data in Minneapolis, MN, Motorola in Tempe, AZ, and IBM in Tucson, AZ, from which he retired in 2000.
On May 17, Dennis R. Mowery of New Providence, met Jesus face to face and joined the great cloud of witnesses as his earthly race of endurance came to a close.
Dennis was born in Junction City Kansas, September 23, 1968 while his father served in the United States Army.
He was the son of the late Eugene R. Mowery and Catherine M. (Stefanovige) Mowery.
Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who lived to care and sacrifice for his family. Maddie, Stephen, Kathleen, Jared, Nicholas, Preston and Sarah were the apples of his eye. His legacy lives on through the love he gave each one individually. His children have many special memories, which include summer vacations at Aunt Nancy and Uncle Nick’s, trips to the mountains in Sullivan County and even watching repeated episodes of Corner Gas, which Dennis loved.
Annette M. Brock, 85, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Murr.
She was married to the late David Brock who passed in 1983.
Annette was a homemaker most of her life and also worked as a housekeeper at Willow Valley for a short time. She enjoyed flower gardening, painting nature scenes and birdwatching.