Paul J. Reinhart, 91, of Ronks, PA, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Born in Kirkwood, PA he was the son of the late Forest H. and Ida M. (Rice) Reinhart.
Paul and his wife, Kay M. (Rice) Reinhart were married on December 28, 1950 and would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on Thursday.
Paul retired from Alcoa after working 33 years as a tow motor operator. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was a life member of Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church, where he served several terms as a Deacon. Paul enjoyed working in his yard and garden, but the thing he loved most was spending time with his family.
Robert Saunders Cochran, 85, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
Born in Fulton Twp., he was the son of the late Robert C. and Ella M. (Kauffman) Cochran.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pearl G. (Osborne) Cochran.
Robert was a farmer and had worked as a machinist for NVF Paper Co. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert enjoyed vegetable gardening, watching the Phillies, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Irene M. (Stoltzfus) Witmer, 90, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care.
Born in Bareville, she was a daughter of the late Elam S. and Mabel (Petery) Stoltzfus.
She was the wife of the late Lloyd C. Witmer.
Irene graduated from Bart High School and went on to work as a seamstress for many years. She was a member of Mt. Eden Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crafting and attending craft shows.
Gerald Norman Heck, Sr., 70 of Conowingo, MD, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 in the Brinton Woods Post-Acute Care Center, Baltimore, MD.
Born in Street, MD, on February 25, 1947, he was the son of the late Elvon and Esther (Temple) Heck.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Heck worked as a welder for Maryland Railcar and Wiley’s Manufacturing in Port Deposit, MD.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Judson Roy Wagner, 42, of North East, MD and formerly of Quarryville, passed away unexpectedly on December 21, 2017 at Christiana Hospital of natural causes.
The son of Don and Jan Wagner of Quarryville, Jud was a graduate of Solanco High School, and a member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church.
In 2016, Jud graduated Summa Cum Laude from Community College of Baltimore County with a degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. He worked as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor in Maryland, most recently for BNJ Health Services. He was passionate about helping others overcome addiction and fighting the opioid epidemic.
Dorothy G. Aument, 97, of Willow Valley Drive, formerly of Willow Street and Greene, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Lakeside at Willow Valley.
She was the widow of Harold E. Aument who died May 8, 1992.
Born in Drumore Township, she was the daughter of the late E. Maurice and Eliza Reed Gregg.
Following her graduation from West Chester College, she taught elementary school for a number of years. Then, she and her husband were proprietors of Aument’s Country Store in Fairfield where she also became the postmaster.
Dorothy was a lifetime and oldest continuing member of Little Britain Presbyterian Church. Interested in local history, she was active in the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society and the Lancaster Post Card Club.
John C. "Jack" Evans, in his 73rd year and a Quarryville resident, formally from Steelville, Chester County went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Jack fought a valiant, seven-year cancer battle with his signature "Happy Jack" style.
Born in Coatesville, Pa., Jack was the son of the late John C. Evans and I. Verel Evans (John). He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy L. Evans (Humenuk); daughter, Tiffany E. Lantz and her husband, and his son-in-law Charles B. Lantz; granddaughters Olivia E. Lantz and Caroline B. Lantz. In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased in death by his son John C. Evans III in 1992.
Jack was a 1962 graduate of Octorara Area High, and attended West Chester University. He was employed by Lukens Steel Company for 23 years, and then retired a self-employed electrician.
Dr. James E. Pennington, Sr., 91 of Quarryville, entered into rest on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Born in Sturgills, North Carolina, Jim was the eighth of ten children. Shortly after his birth, his parents, the late Rohe V. and Stella (Eller) Pennington, moved their large family to a farm in Hensel, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pennington began his education in the East Drumore Elementary School and graduated from Quarryville High School. Following graduation, Jim went into the U.S. Army Air Corps and served his country in the Aviation Cadet Program. After an honorable discharge, he worked for P.P.&L. for several years. Determined to continue his education, he was accepted at Franklin and Marshall College and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Temple University in 1959. After graduation, Jim came back to his hometown of Quarryville and opened his practice. He served in the community as a dentist for 43 years. Pennington Dental Associates is currently operated by his son, Dr. James E. Pennington, Jr.
Patricia S. Smith, 72, of New Providence, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. She was the widow of James W. Smith who passed away in 2011.
An avid boater, Pat was a member of the Middle River Yacht Club, where she and her late husband enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay. She was also a member of the Riverside Club, Lancaster, and enjoyed camping at Craft Haven in Charlestown, MD.
Esther G. Roland, 84, of Peach Bottom, entered into rest on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Peach Bottom, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary H. (McCauley) Rhoads.
Esther retired from Herr Foods and was known for her strong work ethic, having worked two jobs for most of her life. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, yard work and spending time with her family.
Esther is survived by two sons: Jeff, husband of Kathy Roland and Dale Roland both of Peach Bottom. Also surviving is a grandson, Michael Roland and a great-grandson, Chase Roland; a niece, Janet, wife of David Weaver; 2 nephews: Henry and Roy Overly; and a sister, Mildred, wife of William Overly. She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Roland and 2 sisters, M. Erma Rhoads and Jean Rhoads.