Wayne P. Greenawalt, 45 of Lancaster, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2012. He was the son of Linda D. Greenawalt and the late James A. Greenawalt, Sr.
He will be lovingly missed by his sister, Kandra L. Madonna, Conestoga and two brothers, James A. Greenawalt, Jr., Willow Street, and Eric C. Greenawalt, Lancaster; nieces, Jennifer Paniagua and Lisa M. Greenawalt, Lancaster; nephews Jeff, Jarod, and Jerry Madonna, Kenneth Speece, Jr. and Eric C. Greenawalt, Jr.; an aunt, Bonnie Buell, New Jersey, and an uncle, Quentin Hart, Lancaster.
He was an avid fan of the San Diego Chargers and he loved to cook. He was always there to help anyone with anything. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a viewing at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Thursday, April 12th from 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Wayne P. Greenawalt, 45 of Lancaster, passed away suddenly on April 7, 2012. He was the son of Linda D. Greenawalt and the late James A. Greenawalt, Sr.
Helen M. Landis, 97, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, April 8th, 2012, at Hamilton Arms Nursing Center. She was the loving wife of the late John D. Landis and was married in April of 1937.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Magdalena Edwards Myers.
She graduated from Hempfield High School and spent much of her professional career as a Bank Teller at both the Landisville and Rohrerstown branches at what is now Citizen’s Bank.
She was a lifelong member of the former Rohrerstown Church of God and received many accolades from the church. She held a variety of responsibilities some of which included: being an active member of the Ladies Life Line Class, playing piano, creating the church bulletins, and singing in the choir. In addition to her responsibilities at church, she enjoyed preparing meals for family gatherings.
Helen is survived by a daughter Nancy, wife of Lester Hess of Millersville PA; a son John “Fred,” husband of Pat Landis of Lancaster, PA; two Grandsons, and 6 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters Ruth and Katherine, and a brother Art.
The family would like to send a “special thank you” to the caring staff at Hamilton Arms Nursing Center. Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment in Rohrerstown Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Landis’ memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9638.
Louise Arlene Hanan McCurdy, 94, entered into eternal life on March 29, 2012 at the Hospice House, Sherrills Ford, NC.
Born February 27, 1918 in Ravenna, Ohio, Louise was the only child of Joseph Bradford Hanan and Elsie Orlinda Shirtliff. She graduated from. Buchtel High School, Akron, OH, attended Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University, and graduated from Kent State University with a B.A in Nutrition. During her years in Akron, she was an active volunteer with the Children’s Concert Society, the American Red Cross, and her churches, Westlawn Methodist & Christ United Methodist. Later years were spent in
Fairfield, IA; then York, PA, where she was a volunteer at York Hospital and a member of both P.E.O. and Welcome Wagon; and finally in Lancaster, PA, living 26 years at Homestead Village Retirement Center. There, she was active in P.E.O., Church of the Apostles, the Homestead Library Committee and Homestead Auxiliary until failing eyesight prevented this.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Baker McCurdy; daughter-in-law, Gloria F. McCurdy; son-in-law, Zachary A Coles; and grand-daughter, Cathleen Coles Rasnick. She is survived by daughter, Lyneen M. Campbell (Edward) of Lincolnton, NC and two sons, Robert W. McCurdy (Myrna) of Ada, OH and James R. McCurdy of San Rafael, CA; grandchildren, Amy L Coles, Albemarle, NC; Debra L. Coles, Charlotte, NC; Robert A. Coles (Marietta), Cary, NC; Sharon C. Johnson (Anthony), Greensboro, NC; Christopher R. McCurdy (Bonnie). Oxford, MS; Elizabeth M. Retherford (Steve), Kenosha, WI; Bradford A. McCurdy (Shannon), Campbell, CA.; Laura A. M. Gregory (Ryan), Napa, CA, and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM at Homestead Village, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA. Private interment will be in Susquehanna Gardens, York, PA. Memorials may be made to Cottey College (Scholarships), 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772; Hospice House, 7473 Sherrills Ford Rd., Sherrills Ford, NC 28673; Church of the Apostles, 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603; or Homestead Village, P.O. Box 3227, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Ruth Mayer Speedy, 94, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She resided at Willow Valley Retirement Community, Willow Street,
Pennsylvania for the last 25 years.
Ruth was predeceased by husbands Gerald A. Speedy in 2008, and Noel S. Mayer in 1979.
Ruth was born in Fowler, Kansas on December 4, 1917 to Ina and Arthur Waldrop. She graduated from
Emporia, Kansas High School and from Business College in Missouri. After several years of secretarial
work in Kansas City, she married and moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. She served as a County 4H Leader in the Stillwater, Minnesota area and was active in the United Methodist Church there. She attended the
University of Minnesota with her oldest son, Ralph and received a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1965.She taught second grade in the Suburban St. Paul School System, and later substituted in the Albuquerque, New Mexico district when she moved there with her husband, Noel.
She has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster since 1987. She was also a member
of the League of Women Voters and Common Cause.
Ruth will always be remembered as the petite, lovely, sweet woman she was -living life to its fullest until the end.She was, indeed, a special lady in every role she held during her lifetime and will be dearly missed by those who knew her well.
Ruth is survived by her three sons: Ralph S. and his wife Janis; Stephen A. and his wife JoAnne; and
Donald Mayer, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandsons, Thomas and James Mayer, and great-
grandchildren, Lucy, Mason, Frances and Helen, and a sister Josephine Clark ofHebron. Nebraska. Also
surviving are step sons, Robert Speedy of Lakewood, NJ, and Richard Speedy of Hopewell, N J, and their families.
A memorial service is being planned for early May. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Speedy’s
memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA
Janet A. Grossglass, 85, of Lancaster, died Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy.
She was the wife of the late Paul E. Grossglass who died July, 2011. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Annie A. Lehr Martin.
Janet was a bookkeeper most of her life and last worked at Kegel’s Produce. She was a past president of the local chapter of the National Secretaries Association and a member and past president of AARP Chapter 2491. Her husband Paul’s status as a former Watt & Shand employee enabled them to join the “W.A.S.H.E.R.S.,” a group of six Watt & Shand retirees and their spouses who met monthly for dinner and vacationed together at the Outer Banks. She enjoyed bridge, counted cross stitch, dancing, herb gardening and reading.
Surviving are three daughters, Linda E. wife of Jeffery Brubaker of Bainbridge, Diane L. wife of Ronald James of Derwood, MD, and Karen G. wife of Greg Bierly of Mountville; two sons, Carl E. Grossglass of Lancaster, and Robert M. husband of Carol Grossglass of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a sister Miriam Park of Fannetsburg, PA. She was preceded in death by 12 siblings.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Edward A. Dickel officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Nancy Elaine Millhouse, 69. of Lancaster, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Conestoga View where she had resided for the past three years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and caring friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She was married 48 years to A. Kenneth Millhouse. Born March 24, 1943 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Leona M. Walters Geist.
Nancy loved music, flowers, playing scrabble and board games. Her greatest enjoyment in life was the time she spent with her family and friends.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster. Nancy was a secretary for over 30 years and spent the last 10 years of her working life as a secretary at Grace Baptist Church.
The family would like to thank the staff of the sixth floor at Conestoga View for the wonderful care given to Nancy during the last years of her life.
Surviving besides her husband is a daughter Kimberly wife of Kevin Bell of Hope Mills, NC,; a son Jeffrey K. husband of Diane Millhouse of Ephrata; six grandchildren; a brother Frank husband of Joyce Geist; a sister, Suzie wife of James Fry; an aunt Jesse Miller; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by a grandson.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy memory may be made to the Mission Fund at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Florence Mae W. Coyle, 96, formerly of Lower Merion, passed away, Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Glen at Willow Valley. Born in Germantown, she was the daughter of the late Russell S. and Melvina Green Wood. She was the wife of the late Sgt. Major George W. Coyle who died in December of 1971.
Florence was a graduate of the University of Penn and a teacher in Lower Merion from 1937 to 1972. After retirement, she volunteered for many years at Cape Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She was a member of St. Mary Episcopal Church in Stone Harbor, NJ, and the Garden Club.
She is survived by 6 nephews and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William C. Wood, Russell Wood, Jr., Kenneth G. Wood; and a sister, Thelma Wood.
A graveside service will be held at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11 AM.
Jesse S. Fisher, 80, of Lancaster passed away March 28 at Hospice of Mount Joy where he was surrounded by his family. Born February 21, 1932 in Gap, he was the son of the late Benjamin J., Sr. and Lena (Glick) Fisher.
He was married to Rebecca S. (Stoltzfus) and celebrated 54 years of marriage November 23.
He was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church where he was also a caretaker for 18 years.
He was formerly employed by Krown Kitchens, C.B. Hoober’s Inc., Abe’s Buggy Rides, and volunteered at the New Holland ReUzIt Shop.
A quiet and gentle man he treated all people with care and respect. His love and respect for others never went unnoticed. Jesse had few acquaintances because everyone he met became his friend.
He is survived by 3 children; daughter, Marty wife of Jay Smucker of Mount Joy; sons, Kenny husband of Brenda Rohrer Fisher of Leola and Randy husband of Deb Grimmer Fisher of Lititiz; grandchildren Mike, Jessica and Jason; and 7 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are 7 brothers; Aaron of Lancaster, Elmer husband of Mary of Strasburg, Menno of Lancaster, Ben J. husband of Emma of Gap, John, husband Anna of Rebersburg, and Alvin husband of Anna of Fridens.
He was preceded in death by a sister Sarah Esh and 2 brothers Leon and Christie.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, PA. Friends may call at Stumptown Mennonite Church on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. There will be no viewing or visitation prior to the Funeral on Sunday, however the family will greet friends following the service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jesse’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive. P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505.
Thomas J. Wall, Sr., 83, of Lancaster PA died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ashland, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Esther Wall. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lois Startzel.
Tom was the husband of Ethel (Doyle) Wall. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage on May 31, 2011.
He was a 1946 graduate of Mahanoy City High School. Tom served two tours with the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for many years. He was a life member of the VFW, Post 7294 and the American Legion, Post 0034. Tom and Ethel were active members of the Dutchland Polkateers. He was employed by Armstrong World Industries for 42 years, retiring in 1989. Tom was an avid sports fan. He coached Lancaster Township Midget Baseball, attended every sporting event that his children and grandchildren participated in, and was a supporter of the J.P. McCaskey HS basketball program.
In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his children, Thomas Jr., Mission Viejo, California; Ann, wife of Stephen Willig, Lancaster; and Daniel, husband of Amy, Lancaster. Tom was “Poppy” to his five grandchildren—Aimee Wall, Patrick and Ian Willig, and Carly and Kelly Wall—who brought a special joy to his life. Tom will be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends.
A funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Duke and Walnut Streets Lancaster, PA on Saturday, March 31st at 2:00 P.M. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 12:30 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment in St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Mildred Ferguson Chen, 92, formerly of Carlisle, died in her sleep Tuesday at Brethren Village, where she had been a resident since October.
She was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Cora Shelly Ferguson.
Her husband, Maj. James E. Chen, died in 1993, the same year in which they celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Army life took them to several states, including Missouri, Alabama, Ohio, Illinois, and Hawaii. They also served in Iran from 1954-1957. Millie was stateside while Jim served in Japan and Germany. Most of their lives were spent in Pennsylvania; Millie had grown up on a farm near Millerstown.
She was a fine seamstress, loved watching birds on her wooded property in Carlisle, and enjoyed Bible stories. She surrounded herself with books.
Though the couple had no children of their own, they warmly welcomed Millie’s sister Mary’s children into their lives after her early death.
Millie is survived by the nieces and nephew she helped to raise: Connie Brown, of Lancaster, Richard C. Myers, of East Petersburg, and Catherine Houser, married to Martin, of Onalaska, Texas, as well as great-nieces and great-nephew Andrea and Scott Brown, Jennifer Myers, and Christine Houser, all of whom regarded her as a grandmother. There are eight “great-grandchildren.”
She is also survived by a nephew, Larry Ferguson, married to Donna, and a niece, Irene Delbaugh, married to Orville, and their descendants.
She was preceded in death by sister Mary Myers Rineer, brother Henry Ferguson and niece Violet Wolfe.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral from the Chapel of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606 on Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call at the chapel from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Private interment at Turkey Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Juniata County. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Brethren Village Benevolent Fund at the address above.