Joseph C. “Joe” Traum, 76, of Kirkwood, formerly of Millmont Park, Delaware County, PA, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was the loving husband of the late Nancy E. (Lampe) Traum, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage at the time of her passing in 2014.
Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Emil and Margaret (Daneker) Traum.
Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. For over 30 years he was employed by Wawa Dairy as a plant maintenance mechanic.
Joe loved to be in Lancaster County and enjoyed riding around and exploring. He had a passion for trains. Joe regularly made trips to train museums, train gardens, and to model railroad layouts. He was a fan of NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson being his most favorite driver. Most of all, Joe loved his family, and he especially enjoyed being a grandfather.
Jean E. Antes Probst, 58, of Quarryville, received her angel wings and departed this earthly life at her home on Sunday, August 28, 2022.
She and her husband, Harold S. Probst, Jr celebrated 30 years of marriage in April.
Born in Media, PA she was the daughter of Dorothy M. Rodgers Antes, of Oxford, and the late Earl L. Antes.
Jean graduated from Oxford Area High School where she participated in field hockey, basketball and track. She continued her education at Slippery Rock University and earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Alabama. She had been employed as a counselor for Keystone Human Services for 27 years.
Peggy M. (Adams) Stiffel, of Willow Street, died Sunday evening, August 21 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was 68.
She was the wife of George B. Stiffel Jr., with whom she shared 47 years of marriage this month.
Born in Hanover, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marvin I. Sr. and Bertha V.E. Barnes Adams.
She was a 1971 graduate of Penn Manor High School and worked for many years in the business offices of Turkey Hill Minit Markets and later in the business offices of Sight & Sound. She was working for Manor Fuels when she passed.
She loved cats, especially the cat from her youth, Misty, and enjoyed working in her yard. Peggy was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She enjoyed days at Rawlinsville Camp Meeting and was a faithful follower of Jesus.
Frederick A. Adams, age 57, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
He was born in Oxford, son to Florence Jane Richardson Adams of Quarryville and the late Carl J. Adams.
Surviving besides his mother is a son, Charles J. Adams of Lancaster, 2 grandchildren: Carter J. and Daisy Adams, and a sister Sandra L. wife of Eugene Griffith of Peach Bottom.
He was preceded in death by 5 siblings: Robert Cantler, Mary Miller, Dottie Lopez, Charlie Adams, and Betty Adams.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Best Friend, Patricia Louise Tierney, of Quarryville. On Tuesday August 23, 2022 Nanny’s heart decided that she had watched too many old westerns and it was time to be reunited with her parents, brother and sister. We take comfort knowing that she is no longer in pain and will be an angel on all of our shoulders.
Nanny was born April 30, 1944 in Willow Grove Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Helen (Rieco) Belfatti. In her teenage years she was voted Best Dressed and Best Dancer at school and even danced on American Bandstand, she definitely had the moves and the looks!
Barry W. Dowling, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 21, 2022, at the age of 75.
Barry was born in Philadelphia in 1947.
He was the son of Edna and Andrew Dowling of Philadelphia.
Barry was a 1965 graduate of Father Judge High School, then enlisted in the United States Navy. He was stationed aboard the USS Tinosa (SSN-606) and honorably discharged in 1969. While in the service he earned his distinguished Dolphins, learning all the systems of the submarine.
Jacob P. Beiler, age 76, of 1753 Noble Road, Kirkwood, passed away at the home of his daughter, Sadie Kinsinger on Sunday August 21, 2022.
He was the husband of the late Rebecca S. Stoltzfus Beiler.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Levi E. and Rachel Esh Beiler.
Mary E. Thompson, 100, formerly of Paradise, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Columbia, PA.
She was the wife of the late John W. Thompson, III who died July 23, 2005.
Born in York County she was the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Gertrude Miller Jones.
Mary retired from M&N Garment Company in 1984 where she was employed as a trimmer for 31 years.
She was a member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church.
Donald C. “Skip” Groff, 92, of Quarryville, PA passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
He was the husband of the late Marjorie Cameron Groff who died March 10, 2015.
Born in Eden Township he was the son of the late J. Earl and Estella Creswell Groff.
Skip had been employed as a telephone technician for Commonwealth Telephone Company for 40 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of Mt Eden Lutheran Church.
Skip served his country in the US Army from 1948-1952, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
His hobby was to collect electric insulators in all shapes and sizes. Skip enjoyed doing word searches and jigsaw puzzles.
After a long, difficult and courageous battle with cancer, Dorothy (Black) Houser, age 79, of Willow Street, received her eternal reward, passing away at home on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
Born in Little Britain Township, she was the daughter of Roy H. and Kathryn L. (Eckman) Black. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret A. Black and Ruth L. Black and her brother, Wilmer R. Black.
She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, H. Robert Houser of Willow Street; her son S. Scott Stauffer of Quarryville and his wife Suzanne (Scarborough) and their children: Sarah, John, and Mark; and her daughter, Kristen D.(Stauffer) Robertson of Lititz, wife of Stephen Robertson and their children, Claire and Devon.
A 1961 graduate of Solanco High School, Dottie attended nursing school for one year before becoming a mother and homemaker. She was active in the Fulton Grange #66 and held various leadership positions, including holding state office. For many years, she enjoyed square dancing. She organized and ran the square dances that were held at the Fulton Grange Hall in Little Britain.