Frances E. Griest, age 90, of Paradise, PA, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mary, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
She was the wife of the late Charles L. Griest, Sr. who passed away on June 3, 2018.
She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Roman B. & Marian Brown Wilson.
She graduated from Oxford High School. In the 1970’s, Fran and her husband, Charlie, owned and operated Griest’s Hilltop Garage and Motel. She also escorted oversized loads hauled by her husband and had worked in several cafeterias of the Solanco School District.
Fran enjoyed bird watching and reading and was a kind and patient teacher to her family.
James Earl Mundy, 68, of Rising Sun, MD, entered into rest on July 25, 2020 at Temple University Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late James and Nora (Pennington) Mundy. Earl and his wife, Bonnie had celebrated 29 years of marriage in March.
He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Earl retired with over 25 years from Yellow Freight as a truck driver. He was a member of the North East VFW and also the Moose Lodge. Earl loved kids and enjoyed coaching baseball for the Solanco Little League. Earl also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to turkey shoots.
Shirley Jean Chew, 90, of Quarryville died Saturday, July 25 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
Shirley Jean Chew, 90, passed on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at her residence at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
She was born on November 13, 1929, in West Point, PA. Her parents Enos Howard and Geneva Lillian Ricker Vaughn preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy – Chew Brown (David) of Nottingham, PA; 1 granddaughter Madison Brown of Yardley, PA; and her niece Hope A Strauss.
She was preceded in death, her husband George and her sister Phyllis (Willard) Kleintop.
She was married on May 6, 1950 to George G. Chew. George passed away at a very young age. Shirley devoted herself to her family.
She graduated with the class of 1945 from Upper Gwynedd High School. She enjoyed many interests throughout her lifetime, home decorating, antiques, and gardening.
Esther M. Schneider, 96, of Quarryville, died Monday, July 20 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
Esther M. Schneider, 96, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community (QPRC) after a long life well-lived.
She was born on September 19, 1923 in Providence Township to the late Charles G. and Lillie (Miller) Frick. She was the loving wife of 56 years of the late Lloyd L. Schneider until his passing in 1998.
Esther was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies to ever grace this Earth. Everyone who knew her just loved her, and she will be sorely missed.
She was a lifelong member of the New Providence Church of God and taught Sunday school there for many years. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with all her heart.
Esther was a member of the Robert Fulton Chapter of Eastern Star and volunteered at the Solanco Food Bank for 9 years. Her hobbies were sewing and reading and she enjoyed taking daily walks. She had several jobs in her life, including working at Tidy Products in Quarryville during WWII, being a waitress for her sister-in-law, Nora, at the Dutch Dell Restaurant near Truce, and working for her brother, Charlie, at Frickie’s Store in New Providence. However, the greatest job she ever had, and the one she excelled at the most, was being a wonderful mother and “Gram” to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ronald S. Summers, 71, of Pond Road, Quarryville, PA died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA.
He and his wife, Bonnie E. Wimer Summers celebrated 40 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Samuel and Alta Bonwiser Summers.
Ron retired from Penn DOT where he was employed on the road crew.
He attended Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church, Quarryville.
An avid sports enthusiast, he was a Phillies and Eagles fan, enjoyed bowling, and collecting baseball cards. He also enjoyed model trains, traveling, and his cat “Theodore” and his dog “Winston”.
Dorothy Shirk Eckman, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Colerain Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ella Sue (Groff) Eckman.
She was the wife of the late Jay F. Shirk and Carl Eckman.
Dorothy was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Quarryville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Farm Women #20. Dorothy enjoyed canning, cooking, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren. She was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Ronald K. Baker, age 71, of Strasburg, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was the husband of Joan E. Fulton Baker and they celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 30th.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Gerald and Dorothy Yeager Baker.
He was a member of New Providence Church of God.
Ronald worked as a supervisor of Bridge Construction for High Steel Structures for 43 years retiring in 2015. He enjoyed fishing, boating and the beach house in Delaware, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
James L. Balmer, age 84, of New Providence, passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2020 surrounded by family.
James was a lifelong member of Smithville Church of God where he was loved by all.
He enjoyed many outdoor activities such as roller skating, fishing and riding his bicycle. He looked forward to his weekly walks to visit his family and their beloved pets.
Elizabeth K. Herschberger, age 67, of 965 Dry Wells Road, Quarryville, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her home.
She was the wife of Jonathan B. Herschberger.
Born in Gordonville, she was the daughter of the late Daniel L. and Lizzie King Lapp.
Donald L. "Don" Wiseman Jr. of Oxford, PA, age 53, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.
Don was born on August 18, 1966 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Donald L. Wiseman and Esther Mae Wiseman (Moulton).
Don was a fun, loving guy; a big kid and jokester, always playing a prank. He loved his kids and grandkids and especially enjoyed taking them to Disney World. Don also collected Legos and mallards. His favorite teams were the Orioles, Raiders and Flyers. Orange and black were his favorite colors and he even painted his home in those colors.