Robert Lee Rouse

Robert Lee Rouse, 53, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

Born in Ayden, NC he was the son of Rosa Mae Russell of Philadelphia and the late James Harold Rouse. He was the fiancé of Linda Lopez.
Robert was employed for the last 8 years at Interface Solutions of Lancaster. He enjoyed movies and watching TV. Robert had served in the U.S. Marine Corp.

Surviving besides his fiancé and mother is a daughter, Keyi Rouse of Lancaster; three grandchildren, India Rouse of Philadelphia, China Rouse and Shyniece Rouse both of Lancaster; four brothers, James, Johnny, Kenny, and Anthony; and a sister Jeanette Williams. He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Williams. He will also be greatly missed by his dog, Diamond.

A visitation will take place on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. A funeral service will follow the viewing at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. Interment will take place at the Silver Spring Cemetery in Silver Spring, PA at 2:00 PM the day of the service.

M. Kathleen “Kass” Herr

M. Kathleen “Kass” Herr, 74, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
She was married 51 years to Donald G. Herr. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Albert and M. Katherine Markert Kendig.
Kass graduated from Millersville University and spent 40 years teaching in the School District of Lancaster. She taught Kindergarten, first and second grades primarily at Washington Elementary.
She was a member of the Church of the Apostles U.C.C. and a former member of the Senior Orchestra at the Lancaster Recreation Commission. She enjoyed music, knitting and spending time with her family.
Surviving besides her husband is a son, Christopher A. husband of Jennifer Herr of Quarryville; a daughter Jennifer E. wife of Francis D. Rineer III of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Anthony Sayeg, Samantha Oliver, Christopher S. Herr, Caleb Rineer, Tatiana Rineer and Caedon Herr; and a brother, Dennis Kendig of Mountville. She was preceded in death by a brother Donald Kendig and by sisters Helen Shultz and Ruth Bryson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Church of the Apostles U.C.C., 1850 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA. Friends may greet the family following the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Memorial Gardens at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of the Apostles U.C.C. or to the American Heart Association.

Joseph R. Udinskey

Joseph Raymond Udinskey, 83, of Upper Darby Pa currently residing at Willow Valley Arbor View died peacefully on January 27, 2012. He was a devoted husband to Ann Udinskey for 60 years.

Born in Pittston Pa, Joseph was the son of Joseph and Stella (Mitskus) Udinsky. He grew up in Pittston, PA, attending the local schools. Joseph graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering class of 1969. During World War II, he served in the Army, participating in the Japanese occupation.

Joseph was very proud of his 37 years of service with The Philadelphia Electric Company the 23rd and Market main office from which he retired in 1991 as the branch head for the Electrical Design Division. Joe enjoyed his hobbies which included bowling, crossword puzzles, fishing and antique cars.

Surviving Joseph are his wife, Ann; Joseph Jr (son) and Christine Weis of Bear, Del, Sharon (daughter) and James Welsh of Lancaster, Pa, and John (Brother) and Susan Lukaszewski of Ambler, Pa, as well as four grandchildren, Joseph Udinskey III and Jonathon, Daniel and Casey Jo Welsh. Joseph was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and caregivers of Willow Valley Arbor View.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at 4 PM from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 501 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA. The family will greet after the service. A private service will be held at a later date in the Pittston area.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent in Joe’s name to The National Parkinson Foundation and mailed to:
National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or on-line@ http://www3.parkinson.org/goto/Joseph.Udinskey

Lloyd O. Bentz

Lloyd O. Bentz, 91, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the St. Anne’s Retirement Community. He was the loving husband of Margaret Netling Bentz to whom he was married for 62 years.

Mr. Bentz was born in Spring Grove, PA, the son of the late Lloyd Hamme and Anna Bair Bentz. He was educated in the York county schools before entering Penn State University, from which he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry. Following graduation, he began his career in the research department of Firestone Rubber and Tire Company in Akron, OH, working on the development of synthetic rubber to support the war effort during World War II. In 1953 he joined Raybestos Manhattan in Manheim, PA, where he was given increasing levels of responsibilities for the management of R&D efforts. From his work in these companies, he was awarded several patents in rubber chemistry and friction materials.

Throughout his long residency in Lancaster, Mr. Bentz took an active part in community affairs. He was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he sang in the Choir for many years and faithfully served on many leadership committees. He was also a dedicated supporter of the Office of Aging, volunteering his time there weekly for twenty-five years following his retirement from Raybestos.

Mr. Bentz is survived by his wife Margaret, his daughter Lynn, wife of Michael Brownell of Oak Harbor, OH, his son Bryan, husband of Jane Gale of Southborough, MA, and his daughter Jan of Lancaster. He is also survived by two granddaughters Elizabeth Gale-Bentz and Hannah Bentz. He was predeceased by his siblings Arline, Claire, Russell, Mildred, Wilson, Joseph, and Charmaine.

A Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Pleasure Road, Lancaster, PA on Tuesday January 31 at 11:00 AM. Friends are invited to the church for a visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be at Conestoga Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew or to Hospice of Lancaster County (685 Good Drive, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or online at www.hospiceoflancaster.org).

Brian Keith Sipe

Brian Keith Sipe, of Lancaster, PA was born on Nov. 17, 1954 to the late Mervin A. Sipe, Jr. and Irene R. Sipe. Brian graduated from Conestoga Valley High School and was employed by C&D Technologies for 32 years.

He enjoyed video games, working on his cars, and playing darts. He would occasionally find his way to a good fishing hole as well. Known by many as a jokester, Brian kept a repertoire handy to regale his friends at a favorite neighborhood pub. Brian was a very independent person, and faced his challenges heroically, never abandoning his hope to get well and resume his life.

He is survived by his brothers Raymond L. Sipe husband of Wendy Fabian of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey G. Sipe husband of Shirley of Lancaster, PA., and nephew, Ryan Sipe of Albuquerque, NM.

Brian’s family is grateful to the many people who have helped us and our loved ones through the past several months especially Hospice of Lancaster County, the medical and nursing team at LGH and PSHMC, and the staff at Evergreen Estates Retirement Community.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28th at 12:00 PM at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be at the Evangelical Brownstown United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County at 685 Good Drive, P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or on-line at www.hospiceoflancaster.org. For additional information or to leave a condolence for the family please visit:

Carolyn Hall Bare

Carolyn H. (Hall) Bare, 88, of Willow Valley Manor died peacefully on January 15, 2012. She was married to Conrad B. Bare, the love of her life, for 66 years.

Born in Omaha, NE, Carolyn was the daughter of Watson L. Hall and Dorothy (Dodds) Hall. She grew up in Bethlehem, PA, attending the local schools. Carolyn graduated from William & Mary with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1943. During World War II, she worked in various capacities using her degree.

Although she did not work outside the home after her children were born, Carolyn was a very active volunteer in many organizations such as the Great Valley Girl Scout Council, hospital volunteer for St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, Southern Lehigh Library and reading tutor at Lafayette Elementary School, Lancaster, PA. She also served as a deacon and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem, PA. Most recently, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.

Surviving Carolyn are her husband, Conrad; Susan (daughter) and Steve Bartlett of Newark, DE, Marilyn (daughter) and John Sheehan of Burke, VA and David (son) and Carla Faust Bare of Gainesville, FL, as well as four grandchildren, Daniel Bartlett and Jennifer Ellison, Brian and Stephanie Sheehan and two great-grandchildren. Carolyn was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 21, at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA. The family will visit with friends in Shirk Hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County at 685 Good Drive, P. O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or on-line at www.hospiceoflancaster.org.

Alan B. Magnusson

Alan B. Magnusson, 91, died on January 14th at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster. He was the husband of the late Marjorie (Finley) Magnusson. They observed their 62nd anniversary in July 2011.
Alan was born on a farm in Henning, Minnesota, June 13, 1920, the son of the late Axel T. and Elna (Johanson) Magnusson. When he was in high school, the family moved to southern California. He graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, California and Whittier College in Whittier, California. He obtained a Master’s degree in organic chemistry from the University of Southern California. After some additional graduate work at Purdue University, he returned to California where he was employed as a research chemist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. There he worked on development of polymeric binders for solid propellant rockets.

In 1961 he joined Armstrong and moved to Lancaster with his family. He worked in chemical research in the area of polymeric coatings for flooring products. He was the author or co-author of a number of papers and patents.

Alan enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, and gardening. He also liked to read, work on crossword puzzles, and research family genealogy. He and his wife traveled extensively both in this country and abroad. They particularly enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Maine.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, the North Museum, The Lancaster Historical Society, and the Lancaster County Conservancy.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Magnusson of Ellicott City, Maryland, a son, Bruce Magnusson of Walla Walla, Washington, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, by an infant son David, three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange Street, Lancaster, on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00 P.M. The family will greet friends following the service.
Interment will be private in the Memorial Garden of First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to The Lancaster Conservancy, 113 S. West End Ave., Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Richard C. “Dick” Bledsoe, Sr.,

Richard C. “Dick” Bledsoe, Sr., 77, of Leola, passed away January 10, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Fulton Township, he was the son of Grover G. Sr. and Mary O. (Wilbar) Bledsoe. He and his wife Paulette (Long) Bledsoe celebrated 40 years of marriage last March, 2011. Richard retired as Equipment Manager in 1994 from PennDOT in Lancaster County after 30 years of service.
He was a 40 year member of Leola United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his woodshop, making many things for family, friends, and his church. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, reading and traveling with family and friends. He enjoyed family times together with the children and grandchildren especially on Christmas.
Since 1976 he was a member of Lamberton Lodge #476 F. & A.M., Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, and Harrisburg Consistory. He was a past president of James Buchanan High Twelve Club #687. He received the Meritorious Service Award in 2001 and became an honorary member of the 33rd degree in 2007. He served on the board of Director’s for the Lancaster Masonic Center and was Building Chairman until 2010.
Surviving besides his wife Paulette, are his children Richard Jr. husband of Deb, Sharon wife of Frank Greiner Jr., Marcia wife of Wayne Widders Jr., Wayne husband of Michelle, and Phillip. He was granddad to Jessica, Michele, Matthew, Amanda, Derek, Alex, Ashley and Nicole. Also survived by his brothers, Grover Jr., and Rodger. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosalind Morton, a brother Joe and a son David.
A funeral service will be held from the Leola United Methodist Church, 7 West Main St., Leola, PA on Thursday January 19th at 11:00 am. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Wednesday January 18th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with a Masonic service starting at 8:30 PM. There will also be a closed casket visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Thursday. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s name can be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Lancaster 213 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to a charity of your choice.

Mary Ann Shue

Mary Ann Shue, 76 of Lancashire Hall, formerly of Arlington, TX, passed away at Hospice of Lancaster County on Thursday January 5, 2012. She was born in White Horse, PA and was the daughter of the late George and Rhoda Hostetter and was of Catholic faith. She graduated from New Holland High School in 1954 and was a former member of the Samuel Fear Chapter of the Eastern Star of Honey Brook.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter-in-law, Carrie Shue and her three grandsons; Craig Jr., Curtis, and Cole all of Texas. She will also be missed by her brother George Hostetter and his wife Ellen of Lancaster. She is predeceased by her sister Margaret Kmieczak.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or any charity of your choice.

John Jardine Gunn

John Jardine Gunn
John Jardine Gunn, age 97, of Woodcrest Villa died Sunday morning at the Mennonite Home after a brief illness. Born in Calgary, in the province of Alberta, Canada, he was the son of the late William MacKenzie Gunn and the late Amelia Jardine Gunn. He was a graduate of Williston Academy (now The Williston-Northampton School) in 1932, received his undergraduate degree in political science from the College of Wooster in Ohio, and later received his master’s degree in public administration from Boston University. Prior to completing his graduate studies, he served in the U.S. Army as a surgical technician in the North African and Italian campaigns of World War II and won several medals of distinction before being honorably discharged in 1945. In 1953, he moved from Massachusetts to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he was the Executive Director of the Tuberculosis Society (now the American Lung Association). He later held positions with the Welfare Council and United Way before becoming Administrator of the Mental Health / Mental Retardation Program for Lackawanna, Susquehanna, and Wayne counties in the Northeastern part of the state from which he retired in 1979. A resident of Clark’s Summit, PA, for 37 years, he was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Session. He was also active in the Abington Community Library Association. In 1987, he and his late wife, Jean, moved to the Lancaster area to be closer to family, and here he became active in the First Presbyterian Church serving as a member of the Session. He was also a member of and later elected as president of the Resident Council at Woodcrest Villa where he lived for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-one years, Jean Walker Gunn, who passed away in September of 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Janice G. Lorch, wife of Robert K. Lorch of Chicago, Illinois; two grandchildren, Heather L. Lorch of New York City, and Jeffrey K. Lorch of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates; and a niece, Cindy F. Walker, of Alton Bay, New Hampshire. Friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service to be held in Eagle Commons at Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM with Chaplain Miriam Cruz officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Care Fund of the Mennonite Home Communities, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.