David W. “Dave” Hoffmeier, Jr., of Quarryville, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 with his mother by his side.
He was under the care of Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Deborah L. (Peace) Monk, of Quarryville, and the late David W. Hoffmeier, Sr.
Dave was a graduate of Solanco High School, class of 2000. Following high school, he attended H.A.C.C. and studied business management. Over the years, Dave found employment as a machine operator for various companies.
Dave could be described as a sports fanatic and he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Finding enjoyment in the outdoors, he loved to go fishing, loved spending time on the water, and he looked forward to camping.
Fannie G. Stoltzfus, age 66, of 1837 Georgetown Road, Christiana, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Sarah A. Glick Stoltzfus with whom she resided and the late Samuel M. Stoltzfus.
Fannie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Arthur R. Caldwell, 87 of Nottingham, passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2023 after a brief illness.
His greatest love was his late wife, Rosa Lee Tedder Caldwell with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Now they are together again and he is once again happy and smiling.
Born in Christiansburg, VA he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Adaline Roop Caldwell.
Arthur retired in 2018 from Shelton’s Pallets where he worked for 20 years as a truck driver.
Earle H. Grover, of Brookfield Farm, 1041 Valley Road, Quarryville, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. He was the son of Robert Edward Grover, a licensed electrician of Solomons, Maryland, and of Lenore Heidelbaugh Grover, a high school teacher who taught Latin, math, and English.
A graduate of Ephrata High School, Mr. Grover continued his education at Juniata College, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal and instrumental music. He lost little time in dedicating himself to a life of service as a teacher. In 1952 he joined the faculty of the Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, as director of music education, a position in which his artistic creativity and gifts of organization found expression as leader of the football marching band, the assembly band, and the “Blue and White Melodians,” a dance band with the “big band” sound. Soon he was putting together a 35 piece concert band to perform classical and light classical music at the school’s spring concert. Never pausing for breath, he created a singing group called the “Octet” and prepared the 85 voice Glee Club for that annual celebration of Mercersburg’s musical life.
Barry L. Carroll, 75, of Quarryville, passed away at home on Saturday, January 21, 2023 with family by his side.
Born in East Drumore Township, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Snyder) Carroll. He was the loving husband of Wanda (Roland) Carroll.
Barry was a 1965 graduate of Solanco High School and served in the National Guard. He had worked as an auto mechanic for the former Burkholder’s Quality Cars in Willow Street. In retirement, he enjoyed repairing and selling lawn mowers. Barry also mowed grass at the Solanco Little League complex for many years and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s baseball and soccer games. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan.
Edward S. "Sax" Wyatt, 93, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, entered into rest on Friday, January 20, 2023.
Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Lila (Saxon) Wyatt.
He was the loving husband of the late Carolyn (Spahr) Wyatt for 67 years at the time of her passing in May of 2022.
Sax grew up in Chester, PA, and following graduation from Chester High School, he served in the United States Navy, where he was involved in radio communications between naval vessels. After that, he became a radio DJ for a Christian radio station in Chester, PA (WVCH) where he was known on-air as “Frank Wayne”. It was while he worked at WVCH that he met his future wife, Carolyn. He was also employed at WHYY TV in Philadelphia where he helped to produce early morning children’s TV shows like Romper Room.
Betty J. Murphy, 95, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Winfield B. and Pearl M. (Todd) Hogg.
Betty was a graduate of the former Quarryville High School. She spent many years working as the cafeteria manager at Quarryville Elementary School. She had been a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Quarryville and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Betty enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, taking bus trips and going to shows at the American Music Theatre.
Jon Stanley King, 62, Lancaster, entered the gates of Heaven with grace and dignity after a courageous battle with cancer on January 20, 2023.
Born and raised in Lansdale, PA, he was the son of the late John Evans and June Hontz King. He recently celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Linda Steen King.
He was the proud father of their son, Evan (wife Kyra) and daughter Lindsay (Peter McKernan). He took great joy in being “Pop” to grandson, Jackson.
Jon was a 1978 graduate of North Penn High School and a 1982 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He had a long and successful career in sales and marketing with Applied Controls, Inc., Innovation Focus, and Stoner, Inc. where he recently celebrated 20 years.
Joyce I. Stone, 81, of Hollow Road, New Providence, PA passed away at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Born in Lewisberry, PA she was the daughter of the late David L. and Bertha Leach Miller.
Joyce had been employed as a school bus driver for 20 years.
Her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren. She also enjoyed doing all types of crafts.
Surviving her are 4 children, Jamie (Thomas) McKinney, Lavonda (Oren) Helems, Terry (Sue) Landis, Jim (Lisa – companion) Rider; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a sister Deb Miller.
Marvin Garis, age 95 of Kirkwood, PA, formerly of Ralston, PA, passed away at home on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
He was the husband of the late Freida Louise Harley Garis, who passed away on October 14, 2001.
He was born in Souderton, PA, son of the late Earl & Virginia Hewitt Garis.
He was a member of Waterway Church of Oxford. In the past he was a member of Fairlawn Community Church of Williamsport and Souderton Brethren in Christ Church. He worked at Stanley Home Products, a plastic molding company in Canton, PA, retiring in 1990, previously working at Frank M. Weaver Steel Company of Lansdale and had also operated and managed a gasoline service station in Souderton. He served as a seagoing cowboy at the end of WW II, sending and tending to livestock on ships to war-torn countries.