Ruth B. Campbell

Ruth B. Campbell, 76, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away at the home of her daughter on August 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Huber and Mary Sauder Oberholtzer and the wife of the late Richard Campbell.
A graduate of Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing she also received her BS in Nursing from Millersville. Through the years she worked at Lancaster General Hospital, Associates Real Estate, and most recently, Belk Department store.
Her hobbies included playing bridge, golf and farkle, and spending time with friends at happy hour.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her daughter, Rebecca, wife of John Scheuer and grandson Evan Patrick Scheuer of Narvon; one brother, Vernon, husband of Dorothy Oberholtzer of Haddonfield, NJ, and two sisters, Reba, wife of Richard E. Campbell of Lititz and Marian, wife of Cloy Risser of Mountville, PA. She was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond, Earl and Marvin Oberholtzer and two sisters, Esther Oberholtzer and Marian Shaffner.
Ruth will always be remembered for her generous spirit, determination, and courage.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be sent to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 685, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or Mercy Hospice, 8216 Devon Ct., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.

John J. Tallarico, Sr.

John J. Tallarico, Sr., 70, of Lancaster, died Monday, August 6, 2012 following a lengthy illness
He was married 41 years to Donna L. Mayer Tallarico. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Guitana F. and Lydia M. Miller Tallarico.
John retired from National Bearings where he had been employed as a machinist for 38 years. He enjoyed fishing.
Surviving besides his wife is a daughter, Pamela D. wife of Gary Sigel of Columbia; a son, John J. ,Jr. husband of Paula L. Tallarico of York; five grandchildren, a sister, Elizabeth wife of Charles Eshelman of Millersville; and two brothers, Robert husband of Joyce Burger of New Providence, and Thomas husband of Bonnie Burger of Millersville. He was preceded in death by a brother Frank Tallarico.
A Graveside service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery, 163 West Frederick Street, Millersville, PA with the Rev. John Laughlin officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

John G. Ruhl

John G. Ruhl, 89 of Landisvillepassed peacefully on August 5, 2012 at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy.

John was the devoted husband to OpalL. (Leonard) Ruhl for 68 years.

Born in Penryn in 1923, he was theoldest child of the late Henry E. and Mabel S. (Geib) Ruhl.

In 1941 John was drafted into the ArmyAir Corps and sent to Coronaca Army Airfield in Greenwood SC, where he met thelove of his life, Opal Leonard. Theymarried in 1944 and when the war ended they moved to Landisville where Johnworked for J.U. Baker trucking for 40 years.

An avid sports fan, John helped startthe Hempfield Youth Association (HYA) in Landisville during the late 1950’s, inwhich he served for over 30 years. Healso enjoyed taking busloads of little Leaguers, families and friends toPhillies baseball games. In the 1980’she was honored for his service to the community with recognition as a PaulHarris Fellow.

Surviving besides his wife are abrother Ira of Middletown, sister, Miriam of Elizabethtown, and brother Marlinand wife Betty of Manheim.

John will be greatly missed by histhree children: John L. of Marlton, NJ,Gloria M., wife of Gil Gilpatrick of Charleston, SC, and Robin R., husband ofJodi of Landisville.

He leaves a great legacy of twelvegrandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at GraceBaptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave, Rohrerstown, PA on Thursday, August 9thstarting at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service in the church sanctuarystarting promptly at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow the service at the Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.
Inlieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged in John’s name to Hospice andCommunity Care, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Ruth B. Schwanger

Ruth B. Schwanger, 95, of Lancaster, entered into eternal rest on August 2, 2012 at Homestead Village after a brief illness. Born on August 10, 1916, in Port Royal, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Rubin and Annie Burd. She was the wife of the late D. Mark Schwanger, who died in December of 1972.
Ruth moved to Lancaster at the age of 18, where she met and later married Mark. In 1936, they helped establish Schwanger Brothers & Co. Inc.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, crafting, and entertaining. She was a past member of the Women’s Garden Club of Lancaster, Knights Templar, and Eastern Star. She acted as the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hospital Chaplaincy Program at Lancaster General Hospital. She was recognized for her volunteer efforts during food distributions for the Community Action Program of Lancaster, making home food deliveries.
On August 10, 1999, Ruth’s 83rd birthday, former Mayor, Charles W. Smithgall presented Ruth with a Proclamation from the City of Lancaster declaring August 10, 1999, as Ruth B. Schwanger Day. Ruth also was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for her volunteer work with the Lion’s Club of Lancaster.
She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Lancaster and a current member of Highland Presbyterian Church. She frequently attended services and participated in special events with her daughter at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Ruth is survived by her son, David, husband of Linda Schwanger and daughter, Nancy, wife of Leonard Maurer. In addition, she is survived by 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 nephews. She was predeceased by 8 siblings
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA with the Reverend Richard Niewoehner and the Reverend Mary-Margaret Ruth officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 AM. until the time of service. Interment will be private in Juniata County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Glenn W. Wade

Glenn W. Wade, 68, of Lancaster passed away, Thursday, August 02, 2012 at home. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Claire and Ida Orr Wade. He would have been married to Deborah Swinehart Wade for 30 years in December.

Glenn worked for Cadmus in Lancaster, for almost 48 years and served as a past union president. He was also a past secretary and treasurer for the Rainmakers Association. A computer enthusiast, he enjoyed reading, puzzles. He also enjoyed watching football and racing.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, serving 4 years including time spent on the USS Shenandoah (AD-26).

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, Glenn H. husband of Patricia Wade of York; a daughter, Kelly Lynn wife of Dan Schober of Lancaster; 5 grandchildren, Derek and Kayden Wade, Zachary, Sean and Allannah Schober; 4 nieces, Diann I. wife of Harvey Trotman, Doreen L. wife of Keith Denlinger, S. Kay wife of Gary Trostle, Claire L. Kilbourne wife of Keith Beighley; 3 nephews, Gary husband of Sue Kilbourne; Brandon and William Klugh. He was preceded in death by a sister Joan Kilbourne.

A memorial service will be held from the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home 141 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 2 PM. The family will visit with friends from 1 to 2 PM at the funeral home on Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society 314 Good Dr. Lancaster, PA 17603.

Virginia R. “Ginny” Atkinson

Virginia R. “Ginny” Atkinson, 92, a resident of Masonic Village, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.

She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Atkinson who died in 1983.  Born in West Reading, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Mildred V. Rector Ohlinger.

Virginia graduated from the Reading Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a member of the Hamilton Park United Church of Christ and a former member of St. James Episcopal Church where she had been a longtime member of the choir.  Virginia was also a member of the Woman’s Garden Club of Lancaster, the Reading Hospital Alumni Association, the Lancaster Symphony  and the Fulton Foundation.  Her interests included gardening, ceramics and Bible study.

Surviving are two sons, Roger M. Atkinson of Lancaster, and Randall C. husband of Carol Atkinson of Allentown; a daughter, V. Louise wife of Dennis Longenecker of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and a step brother Peter Fox of Ocean Pines, MD.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Catherine M. Shiley officiating.  Friends may greet the family at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Interment in the Laureldale Cemetery, Reading, PA.  In lieu flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s  Disease Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA  17110-9638 or to the The School at Church Farm, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341.

Pastor Barry A. Wolfe

Pastor Barry A. Wolfe, 68, of Lancaster, PA. died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home. He was the loving husband of Rona M. Wolfe. Born in Lebanon PA, he was the son of the late Allen and Alma Wolfe.
In addition to his wife, Rona, he is survived by his daughter Christina wife of Larry Hagen of Akron and son Jonathan Wolfe husband of Beth of Lancaster. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren Jory, Mason, Joshua, Ella, Olivia and Madison and sisters Nellie Raiger and Gloria Wentling of Palmyra. A brother, Russell Wolfe preceded him in death.
A graduate of S. Lebanon High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Houghton College, NY.  He graduated with a Masters in Divinity at Gordon Conwell Seminary in MA.
He served the following 6 United Methodist Church churches: Byfield, MA; Lincoln St., Shamokin; Asbury, Allentown; Hope, Ephrata; First, Lancaster; and Grace UM, Millersville. He retired in 2008 from Grace United Methodist of Millersville.
He loved serving the Lord in many ministries like Bridge of Hope, Compassion Int., and Big Brothers to name a few. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at Grace United Methodist Church, 163 W. Frederick St., Millersville, PA on Saturday, July 28th at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Laughlin and the Rev. James B. Todd officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday, July 27th from 6:00-8:00 P.M., and on Saturday immediately following the Memorial Service.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.


Robert Dexter Frey, Jr.

Robert Dexter Frey, Jr., 66, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

He was the husband of Carol A. Brubaker Frey.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Arlene Young and the late Robert D. Frey, Sr.

Mr. Frey was a graduate of Clemson University and had been an architect most of his life.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Adam Frey and Wesley Frey;  a step-daughter, Meredith wife of Matt Lawrence; a step-son Jamie Mannix; two step-grandchildren, Matilda and Madelyn Lawrence; and a sister Barbara MacBride.

Services and Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Evelyn M. Risser

Evelyn M. Risser, 82, of Lancaster, passed into the safety of the arms of Jesus on Friday, July 13th after a courageous battle with cancer at Country Meadows of Lancaster. Born Nov. 26, 1929 in Centerville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Wissler) Holbein. She was the beloved wife of the late Jay F. Risser to whom she was married for 60 years.

She was a charter member of Hempfield United Methodist Church, where she taught 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School for 35 years, sang in the choir, and attended evening prayer meetings. She loved the Lord with all her heart and served Him faithfully in too many ways to count. She continued her ministry to others at Country Meadows as well. She had many friends that she cherished along her life’s journey.

Evelyn cherished her family and was especially fond of children. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She also extended her unconditional love to spouses and partners of all family members. Her grandchildren will always remember their birthdays being celebrated with their grandmother by a shopping trip for a birthday gift. She will be greatly missed by all.

Surviving are: 2 sons, Theodore husband of Kimberly Risser of Millersville, and Timothy husband of Kathryn Risser of Manheim; a daughter, Susan wife of Thomas Bair of Wrightsville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clyde husband of Margie Holbein; 2 sisters, Mary wife of the late Richard Kahler and Rosie wife of Fred Joost. She was preceded in death by a brother Herbert Holbein.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to all of Evelyn’s caregivers.

A memorial service will be held from Hempfield United Methodist Church 3050 Marietta Ave. Lancaster on Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 11 AM. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Private interment will be held in Silver Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Country Meadows Co-Workers Foundation 830 Cherry Dr. Hershey, Pa 17033.

Donald E. Adams

Donald E. Adams, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday July 9th, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ira and Bernetha Martin Adams. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are 5 siblings, 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.