Ruth L. Dean, 90, formerly of Strasburg died Sunday, December 3 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community
Ruth L. Dean, 90, formerly of Strasburg, went home to her Lord and Savior at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
She was the loving wife of the late William A. “Bud” Dean, Jr. who died July 21, 2016.
Born in East Lampeter Township she was the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Lillie Stauffer Landis.
A devoted farmer’s wife and homemaker, Ruth was a member of the Farm Women Society, a 4-H Leader, and member of Calvary Church, Lancaster where she and her late husband enjoyed a close friendship with their Sunday school class.
Victor Dale Olinger, 66, of Quarryville, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Saturday, December 2, 2023, due to complications from a motorcycle accident in October.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Dale and Arlene (Heisey) Olinger.
He was the loving husband of Thelma (Kauffman) Olinger for 41 years.
Victor was a 1976 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and had worked as an auto mechanic for over 40 years. He had most recently been driving truck for Weaver Mulch in Coatesville. He attended Victory Church in Quarryville and enjoyed riding motorcycle, camping, and taking walks with his dog. Victor loved spending time with his family, especially his 7 grandchildren.
Glenda C. Kopf, 83, of Oxford, PA passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Pocopson Home, West Chester, PA.
She was the wife of the late James N. Kopf, J. Dean Cheek and Wayne O. Charlton.
Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Geter and Dora Schierholt Griffith.
Glenda was retired from the Southern Chester County Medical Center Pharmacy, West Grove.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oxford.
Glenda enjoyed gardening, cross stitching, jigsaw puzzles, the outdoors and crafts.
Glen L. "Mick" Weicksel, 96, of Quarryville died at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community Wednesday, November 29
Glen L. “Mick” Weicksel, 96, of Quarryville, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
He was the loving husband of the late Marian E. (Cochran) Weicksel, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage at the time of her passing in 2021.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Donald E. and Gertrude (Leaman) Weicksel.
Glen was a graduate of the Southern Lancaster County Joint High School, class of 1945. Soon after graduation, Glen enlisted in the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country from 1945 – 1948. He truly loved his 35 years of employment performing trim and finish carpentry for William Murry & Son.
In addition to being a master craftsman, Glen was also a master gardener, growing beautiful roses and having an impeccable garden at his home. He was also known to make the best chicken barbeque. Glen enjoyed traveling with his wife, Marian, especially his visits to Bermuda, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal, and Hawaii. Active in his community, he was a 40-year member of the Quarryville Lions club where he served as President and Secretary and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. Glen was baptized at Union Presbyterian Church in 1928 and was a member there his entire life, serving several terms on session and serving as a liaison to the Donegal Presbytery.
Ralph L. Stoltzfus, age 78, of Kirkwood, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, in his home.
He was the beloved husband of Marian Ilene Carr Stoltzfus, with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 29.
He was born on September 11, 1945, in Honey Brook, PA, son of the late Eby E. & Lena Smoker Stoltzfus.
Ralph was a 1963 graduate of Octorara High School.
Ralph was an avid farmer for many years and worked in excavating for most of his working career. Everyone knew him for his kind nature and willingness to lend a hand. Ralph was a big family man, he loved spending his free time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed various activities of hunting, fishing, bowling, and many years of clamming. His love for motorcycles began in his younger days with participating in hill climbing events and led to riding his Honda Gold Wing through 27 states with his wife and friends.
Glenn L. Hinkley, Jr. age 81 of Christiana, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at his home.
He was the husband of the late Florence Edna Hinkley who passed away on March 29, 2009.
Born in Bristol, PA, he was son of the late Glenn L. Sr. and Dorothy Burkey Hinkley.
He worked as a parts delivery driver for Snavely and Dosch. In his he free time, Glenn loved fishing, cooking, grilling and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mary Jean Herr, 93, formerly of Truce, PA, completed her time on earth on Nov. 29, 2023 at Landis Homes where she was a resident for over nine years.
She was the daughter of Walter and Stella (Stern) Heistand and wife of Ira C Herr, Jr.
After graduating from Lancaster Mennonite School, Mary Jean married and raised her family of five children while working part-time at John E. Landis Company. Later she worked at Willow Valley in the kitchen.
She read stories and played games with her children. She was a member of Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church and later became a member of Rawlinsville Mennonite Church.
Mary Jean’s siblings and parents all preceded her in death.
Charles J. Lefever, Jr. age, 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Landis Homes.
He was the husband of the late Marlene L. Amway Lefever who died December 14, 2020.
Born in Gordonville, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Marian K. Mellinger Lefever, Sr.
Charlie was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, where he served as a deacon, trustee, and elder. He also served on several church mission trips.
He had been employed as a quality control supervisor for the former Ford New Holland, retiring after 37 years of service.
A Free and Accepted Mason, he was a member of Ephrata Lodge #665. In earlier years he was a member of Paradise-Leaman Place Fire Company where he served as secretary and a member of Lafayette Fire Company where he served as treasurer. He also volunteered with East Lampeter Township Ambulance Association.
Charles Douglas "Doug" Heisler, age 52 of Peach Bottom, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
He was the husband of Lisa Vanderslice Heisler with whom he celebrated 29 years of marriage.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles Enos, Jr. and Verna G. Smoker Heisler.
He was a member of Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren. He graduated from Solanco High School in 1989 and worked as a truck driver, owning and operating Heisler Transportation for many years. Doug loved hunting, fishing, and trucks.
Perry Lee Griest, 65, of Nottingham, entered into rest on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Clarence L. and Edith E. (Browning) Griest.
Perry had been a truck driver for Pine View Trucking in Nottingham for over 18 years. He enjoyed shooting pool, playing basketball, and being outdoors. He will be missed by his goat, Bubba J. and his pit bull, Diesel.
Perry is survived by a son, Joshua C., husband of Carrie Greist of Nottingham, his companion Donna Burns of Nottingham and a sister, Yvonne Reynolds of Peach Bottom.