Hazel J. Shoemaker, 104, formerly of Oxford, died at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community Tuesday, June 28
Hazel J. Shoemaker,104, formerly of Oxford, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was an amazing lady who touched many peoples’ lives through her teaching of children, her love and concern for others, her many friendships, and her love for her God, family, and friends.
She was the widow of Mahlon B. Shoemaker who died on July 17, 1994.
Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Leavin H. and Louise Whiteside Jackson.
She was a graduate of Colerain and Quarryville High Schools. She graduated from Millersville State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught three years in Colerain Township and twenty-seven years in the Oxford Area Elementary School. She retired in 1979.
Clyde L. Cameron, 97, of Oxford, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Union Hospital, Elkton, MD.
He shared 70 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Helen Goodman Cameron until her death in June of 2017.
Born in Glenroy, PA, he was the son of the late William H. and Alice Stilwell Cameron.
Clyde was a mushroom grower in the area, farming from 1943 to 1990 and was a founding member of the American Mushroom Institute. He and his father founded Cameron’s Hardware Store in 1954, operating until 2000 when he retired.
While always grateful for his fruitful and rewarding work, he also had higher callings in his life including his faith, family and community.
Clyde loved Jesus. He was a faithful lifetime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Oxford, serving in various roles, most notably holding the office of Ruling Elder for many years.
Clyde actively contributed to his community, serving on the school boards of Oxford Area School District and Bethany Christian School, and as a board member of the Peoples Bank of Oxford for many years.
Tyler J. Zook, 17, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Tyler had completed his junior year at Conestoga Valley High School where he played on the offensive line for the Varsity football team. Tyler’s favorite place to be was on the football field from the time he was six years old when he started to play flag football. He developed his playing skills through the CV Youth Football program where he played through sixth grade. Starting in seventh grade, Tyler played for CV’s junior high team and began starting on the Varsity team during his sophomore year. He especially enjoyed being under the Friday night lights. Tyler also played rec baseball and basketball when he was younger. His family found great joy watching him play sports.
Dorothy Elizabeth Mowery Smith, 85, of Lancaster, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin M. and Dorothy Keeports Mowery.
Dottie graduated for West Lampeter High School. Following her graduation, she moved from her rural Lancaster County family farm to attend Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. From there she took employment positions in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, but always kept farming in her heart.
Her career consisted for working for Congressman Paul F. Schenk in Washington, DC, the Patent Office of Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia, the Law Firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia, the Law Firm of Nikolaus, Hohenadel, Chesters & Umbenhauer in Lancaster.
Dottie was a devoted woman of Christian faith and values. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg where she served as an elder, Clerk of Session, deacon, and Martha Circle. She received an Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women, Presbyterian Church USA.
Jill Moseman, 58, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022 after a brief illness.
She was the wife of Christopher Moseman.
Born in New Jersey, she grew up in the Lancaster area. She was the daughter of Noel Curtis and the late Robert Curtis.
Jill graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1982. Jill worked for Homestead Village as a CAN and later worked for Warwick Release Time.
Jill was known for her kindness and big heart. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies. She enjoyed relaxing at the Woodridge pool in Lititz and Dewey Beach in Delaware. She enjoyed attending women’s retreats at Camp Swatara with her late mother-in-law, Verna Moseman.
William B. Zander, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the home of his daughter in Clear Spring, Maryland.
Born in Georgetown, Lancaster County, he was the son of the late J. Herr and Anna (Baxter) Zander.
Bill had farmed in his early years and had then worked for the former Denlinger Feed Mill in Paradise. He retired from Ferguson and Hassler Supermarket. Bill was a life-member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed antiquing and could always be found working in his garden.
Donald F. Chew, 76, of Oxford, PA lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at home surrounded by all his loved ones.
He was the husband of Linda Schaefer Chew with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
Born in Upland, PA he was the son of the late Fletcher and Ethel McQuire Chew.
Donald was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during the Vietnam era.
Donald was employed with General Electric as an appliance technician retiring in 1983.
He enjoyed music, traveling, building and repairing anything and was the life of every party.
James L. Chambers, age 80 of Quarryville, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Lancaster General Hospital.
He was married on April 18, 1958 to the late Charlotte L. Stricker Chambers who passed away on February 9, 2022.
Born in Maryland, he was the son of the late John R., the late Violet Wolf Chambers, and the late Anna Chambers.
He owned and operated Chambers Disposal and he was his own mechanic.
In his free time, Jim loved fishing, hunting, going boating, collecting coins, going to the casino, and going to sprint car races. He also restored an old Ford Model A that he named “Old Henry.”
William Henry Bergdoll, 84, of Peach Bottom, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, June 23, 2022 while at home.
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Harry F. and Anna (Lambert) Bergdoll.
He was the loving husband of Judith A. (Hackett) Bergdoll.
Bill was a proud veteran of the United States Airforce. He worked for Scott Paper Co. for 34 years. He took great pleasure in his work as a part time farmer, raising black angus cattle and growing sweet corn were some of his favorite farm tasks.
Bill was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and the Slumbering Ground Hog Lodge. He enjoyed John Deere Tractors, visiting with friends, crabbing, fishing, and travelling, especially to Alaska. Most of all, Bill enjoyed time spent with his family and his beloved grandchildren.
Ruth Smiley Pattinson, age 92, passed away peacefully at the home of her son Roland L Pattinson in Lower Oxford, Pa on 02 June 2022 knowing that she was loved.
Ruth was born in Philadelphia on 17 June 1929 to Lawrence D Smiley and his wife Emma C (Wicklein) Smiley. Ruth's father worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and initially the family lived in Colwyn. In the mid 1930's after her sister was born, Lawrence was transferred to Baltimore, MD and the family lived there for about 4 years. It was here that Ruth made friends with "Shirley" with whom she kept in touch for over 80 years!
By 1940, Lawrence had been transferred to Fort Dix, in NJ and the family relocated to Mt. Holly. At this time Ruth was in 7th grade and she forged many strong friendships, including her "best pal" Wilma. When Ruth graduated from Rancocas Regional High School she had one goal in mind: to become a Medical Technologist. She graduated from Temple University in June of 1951 with a B.S. in Medical Technology. While attending Temple Ruth became a member of the Theta Sigma Upsilon sorority. During her career she worked at Princeton where she had the opportunity to meet Dr. Albert Einstein at his home. She also worked at the Fels Research Center; Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and eventually retired from Crozer-Chester Medical Center in 1986.