Julie A. Waltman-Gechter, 52, of Oley, entered into rest on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Reading Hospital.
She was the loving wife of Joseph Gechter for over 30 years.
Julie was born in Lancaster County to Ronald Waltman of Peach Bottom and Carmen Freiler (Tony) of Florida.
She was a 1988 graduate of Solanco High School.
Julie was a talented and passionate dog groomer, whose skill has been recognized on numerous occasions in professional competitions and championships. She owned and operated Artistry in Motion Pet Styling for ten years. She treasured her family and will be greatly missed.
Katrina Mary Kessler Bush, 64, died on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, at her home in her sleep.
Katrina was born in Rome, NY on October 11, 1957, a daughter of Raymond L. and Mary C. Bronson Kessler. Katrina grew up in Boonville NY and graduated from Adirondack Central School with the Class of 1976. She married Kim Joseph (Joe) Bush on November 24, 2001. The couple lived in North Carolina for eight years before moving to Pennsylvania.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and camping. Katrina enjoyed her canine companions, Elliemae, Russell, Chewbacca, & Clarabelle.
Charles L. Greer, 81, passed away July 8, 2022, at his Wakefield farm embraced by his wife of 40 years, Vicki and their son, Charlton. He is also survived by his son, Clint.
Charlie owned Greer Trucking Co. and Win' Blu' Stables. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing praise songs he composed.
Charlie and Vicki shared a passion for horses. They met at a horse show. We fulfilled our dream of owning a successful show stable - breeding, training and showing champion Morgans.
Upon reflection, Charlie stated," We were a force to be reckoned with". Vicki responded,
"We still are!" And they were.
James Ronald Hendrickson, 85, of Landenberg, PA passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.
He was the husband of Doris Simpkins Hendrickson.
Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Lawrence and Marion Lake Hendrickson.
He was self-employed as a plumber for 45 years.
James attended the Calvary Baptist Church, Avondale.
He enjoyed operating the backhoe and pickup trucks.
He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Vickie Riley (James) of Oxford; two grandchildren, Jennifer Ayers (Dave) of Rising Sun, MD and James Riley, III of Oxford; four great-grandchildren, Marissa Ayers, Joanna Ayers, Grace Ayers and Olivia Riley; two brothers, Richard Hendrickson of Oxford and Robert Owens (Shelva) of Townsend, DE; three sisters, Mary Jane of Newark, DE, Louise of Oxford and Edith; and many nieces and nephews.
Walter Emory Root of Lititz, PA and formerly of Strasburg PA, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital after a short illness.
Walter was born Sept 8, 1930, in Ephrata, PA, a son of the late John and Ida (Demy) Root.
He was the devoted husband of Esther M. Winters Root with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Active in his community, Walter spent 25 years as a scout-master for the Boy Scouts of America and served on the Strasburg Borough planning board. He joined the Strasburg Lions Club in 1975 and served as secretary for 28 years from 1982 to 2010. He had 45 years of perfect attendance and received the highest award in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award in 1993. He was a member of Pearl Street United Methodist Church in Lancaster for 61 years where he served on the building committee.
Richard O. Quin, age 99, formerly of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Calvert Manor of Rising Sun, MD.
He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. Huth Quin, who passed away on November 13, 2018.
He was born in Pottsville, PA, son of the late Theodore & Nettie Hyde Quin.
He worked as a District Supervisor for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy served in the Armed Guard during W.W. II. He enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, remodeling homes and fixing cars.
Verna Kay (Kline) Hess, 86, of New Providence, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 21, 2022 at home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Denver, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie (Kline) Kline. She is survived by her loving husband, Robah G. Hess, with whom she celebrated 68 years of marriage in March.
Kay graduated from Denver High School in 1953. After marrying Robah, she worked at Hamilton Watch Co., before going to Illinois, where she worked in civil service while Robah was stationed in the Army. They returned to Lancaster County and continued to grow their family. Kay was an accomplished homemaker, excelling in sewing, canning, and gardening.
Kay worked at Kimberly Quality Care, the Quarryville Presbyterian Home, as well as the family poultry farm. As a longtime member of St. Paul’s Church, she served in various roles, including Head of Christian Education, Sunday School teacher, choir, reading circle, and the Consistory Board. Kay also volunteered, helping with adult literacy and serving with meals on wheels.
Malinda K. Beiler, age 86 of 113 Green Tree Road, Quarryville, passed away at home on Wednesday, July, 20, 2022.
She was the wife of the late Isaac L. Beiler.
She was born in Gordonville, daughter to the late Amos K. and Annie King King. Malinda was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Daniel R. Shertzer, 54, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Hospice and Community Care.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Patricia J. Duncan and the late Richard E. Shertzer.
He was the loving husband of Shirley (Sheets) Myers.
Dan was a graduate of McCaskey High School and had worked a project manager for Zephyr Aluminum for many years. He was an avid Las Vegas Raiders and Philadelphia Flyers fan. Dan enjoyed playing darts, cornhole and washers and was also a member of the Ancient Order of the Croaking Frogs in Quarryville.
Gloria J. Stevenson, 80, of Drumore, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at her home.
She was the beloved wife of Richard W. Stevenson, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.
Born in Fulton Township, she was the daughter of the late Grover Duvall and Bessie Mae (Clements) Pelanis.
After attending Penn Manor schools, Gloria married Richard and began her life as a happy homemaker, having a love to cook and bake for many. She also enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets. Gloria was a 50-year member of Bethesda United Methodist Church and she was a regular attendee of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting. Gloria loved her family and she was affectionately called “Nan” by her grandchildren.