Jay Allen Kendig, 84, of Penny Road, Holtwood, PA died peacefully at his residence on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
He and his wife Nancy Carolyn Noakes Kendig celebrated 59 years of marriage this past April. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Omer and Mary Elizabeth Kautz Kendig.
After 35 years of service, Jay retired from ADT Security, where he worked as an electrician, working primarily at the US Pentagon. Following his retirement he was employed by Millersville University for 11 years.
A U.S. Korean War veteran, he served in the US Navy, serving with NAVCOMMSTA, Guam, M.I.
He was a former member of the Church of Atonement in Wheaton, MD and a current member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Quarryville, PA.
Jay’s hobbies varied greatly from gardening, flying, fishing, going on cruises, to storytelling.
Arthur D. Tollinger 61 of Columbia, PA passed away suddenly Saturday, November 19, 2016. He was born in West Grove PA on April 5, 1955.
He was survived by his 3 children, Arthur Tollinger Jr, Amy Tollinger and Britini Tollinger. He also had 3 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Dec 4th at 11:00 AM at Little Britain Presbyterian Cemetery, 255 Little Britain Road, Peach Bottom, PA. Immediately followed by a celebration of life at the Robert Fulton Highway Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Highway, Peach Bottom PA 17563.
Diane Whitaker Alioth, 72, of Kirkwood, PA, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 18, 2016.
Diane was born in Rahway, NJ to the late Charles & Eleanor (Whitaker) Alioth. She graduated from Rahway High School and went on to attend Green Mountain College in Vermont.
Diane then attended Katharine Gibbs in Manhattan. She worked at Eastern Airlines as a ground hostess, where she met her husband Alfred Peinhardt. Diane loved to travel, and her hobbies included painting, photography, gardening, a love of cooking and entertaining and spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Barbara Hershey Platt of New Providence arrived at her final home on Friday, November 18, 2016. She was born in Lititz on October 22, 1949.
Her greatest joys in life were being a wife to Alan; “the momma” to Matt and his wife Jenn (Miller), Jamie and his wife Erin (Baughman); “Mimi” to Aiden, Kolton, Bennett, and Caroline; a daughter to Ruth Risser Hershey and the late Elwood Hershey; a sister to Etta Jean (Harold) Kern, Orpha (Peter) Lewis, Dan (Caroline) Hershey, and JoLynn (Lewie) Shine; an “out-law” to Alan’s extended Somerset County Platt and Shockey families; a teacher and coworker to many wonderful students and colleagues in the Downingtown, Solanco, and Lampeter-Strasburg School Districts; a volunteer in retirement. Most of all, she delighted in being a sister in Christ and a child of God.
Her hope was that those who knew her would remember her with a smile in the context of your relationship. Her prayer was that she would have been a blessing to you in some way and that you might have seen Christ’s love through her.
Nona May Weaver, age 76 of Peach Bottom, PA, went to be with the Lord on November 17, 2016. She was born on December 16, 1939 in Darlington, MD to the late, Ronald W. Atwood and Lois A. (Church) Atwood.
Nona was a member of Porter’s Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Nona had a passion for gardening and loved flowers.
Nona is survived by her husband, Richard T. Weaver, Sr. of Peach Bottom, PA; sons: Richard T. Weaver, Jr. (Tom) and his wife, Nancy of Lancaster, OH, Garry R. Weaver and his partner, Candy of Lancaster, PA, and Brian L. Weaver of Lancaster, PA; daughter, Christine M. Schaeffer of Lancaster, PA; brothers: Wayne Atwood of Rising Sun, MD and Junior Atwood and his wife, Barbara of Leeds, MD; sister, Mary Perry and her husband, Abbie of Rising Sun, MD; brother-in-law, George Holland of Nottingham, PA; and grandchildren: Matthew M. Weaver, Billy E. Schaeffer, Justin N. Weaver, Nicholas M. Weaver, Jack Weaver, and Jenn A. Schaeffer.
Jean Chamberlain Zanetti, age 90, died peacefully on November 13, 2016 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, in Quarryville, PA. Jean was born in White House, NJ, to Carrie and Roland Chamberlain and was raised in Chester and Blairstown, NJ.
She was married to Lawrence for 66 years, a Navy Veteran of WWII who passed away in 2014. They raised a family in Blairstown and Hackettstown, NJ, and ran a few small farms. Jean had a career working for the Hackettstown Board of Education, retiring in 1987.
Curtis E. Akers passed after a brief battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in his 83rd year, with his wife by his side.
He was the son of the late Marvin K. and Freeda P. (Connor) Akers. He is survived by Ruth (Trimble), his wife of 62 years.
He is also survived by one brother, Wayne of Morgantown, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert of Breezewood.
Curtis and Ruth raised a family of four: Gary married to Virginia Palmer of Warfordsburg; Donna of Lancaster; Linda married to Mike Sticklin of Berwyn; and Nancy married to David Sasso of Fall City, Washington. The family also includes 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
After graduating from Everett High School in 1950, Curtis studied at Penn State to become a DHIA milk tester. He was employed by Interstate Milk Producers for several years. In 1960 Curtis and Ruth purchased and began farming Solanco Acres Farm. They successfully operated their dairy farm for over 50 years, establishing one of the top Holstein herds in Lancaster County. He was a Director of the Interstate Dairy Co-op for several years.
Dorothy L. Derr, 88, of Lititz, formerly of Holtwood, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Holtwood. Born in Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late, Lester and Esther (Roop) Lefever. She was married to the late Robert Derr.
She was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Lititz and the Lady Colfax Rebekah Lodge #182.
John F. Hornak, Jr. 61, of Strasburg, entered into rest on November 14, 2016 after a courageous 2 ½ battle with cancer.
Born in Christiana, he was a son of the late John F. and Helen (Wright) Hornak. He is survived by his loving wife of over 38 years, Brenda (Ross) Hornak.
John had been employed by JS Roofing in Strasburg for 26 years.
John G. Glackin, 81, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Friday, November 11, 2016. Born in the village of Fairfield, he was the son of the late Henry Nelson and Annabelle (Cochran) Glackin.
John and his wife, Phyllis A. (Pollock) Glackin had celebrated 26 years of marriage in October.
John was a welder by trade. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Slumber Groundhog Lodge, Washington Lodge #156 F & AM, Mt. Nebo Sportsman Farm and the Susquehanna Beneficial Association. He enjoyed antiquing, NASCAR, trips to Potter County for over 30 years and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.