David M. Wilson, 76, of Lancaster, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at M o r a v i a n Manor in Lititz. He was married 33 years to Jerry L. Ryan Wilson. Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Lawrence E. and Dorothy Marshall Wilson. David graduated from the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA and the Brooks School in N. Andover, MA. He also attended the University of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall College. He had worked at Fulton Bank in the trust department and for the former Holder, Decker & Brisson Real Estate Co. David had served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he had served on the vestry and was a former Junior and Senior Warden. His hobbies included traveling, skiing, golf and tennis. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Suzanne M. wife of Jay Schumann of Willow Street, and Anne W. wife of David Wineholt of Timonium, MD; a stepdaughter, Gale H. Schwindt; a stepson, Cliff Henny both of Pawleys Island, SC; two granddaughters Cayli M. Schumann and Natalie E. Wineholt; a grandson, Marshall D. Wineholt; a brother, Robert McGuinnis of Boulder, CO; a sister Theodora Milner of Aiken, SC and a cousin Ethel Pinkerton of Quarryville. He was preceded in death by a son David M. Wilson, Jr. and by a brother Dennis Wilson. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas Road, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Wilson’s memory may be made to the ALS Therapy Development Institute, 215 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142. Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097; to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Diane Fullerton, 54, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Holly S p r i n g s , Georgia, where she had resided the past 3 years. She was the wife of Frank Fullerton. Born in Belleville, NJ, she as the daughter of Gladys M. Romanick Fitz- Patrick of Lancaster and the late Robert Fitz-Patrick. Diane enjoyed scuba diving, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. While living in Lancaster, Diane attended St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Surviving besides her husband and mother is a son, Joel F. Fullerton of Tempe, AZ, and a brother, Shaun Fitz-Patrick, of Lancaster, PA. She will also be greatly missed by her German Shepherd, Kayla. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. at the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Norman C. Hohenwarter, Jr. officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:30 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Ronald C. Usner Sr., 74 of Lancaster died Sunday June 5th at home. He was the husband of the late Sally Christ Usner. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He is survived by a daughter Deborah Homsher and a son Ronald C. Usner Jr., 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter, a brother Kenneth Usner and a sister Betty Debolt. He was predeceased by a son James R. Usner Sr. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a viewing at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home at 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, on Monday June 13th from 10:00-11:00 AM. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 12:30 PM. For more information or to send an on-line condolence, please visit: www.KaSnyderFuneralHome.com Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home 717-394-4097
Miriam L. Schleenbaker, 89, formerly of Englewood, FL, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Moravian Manor in Lititz. She was married 68 years to the late alter F. ” J u p e ” Schleenbaker who died in 2009. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Edgar L. and Miriam Stradtman Long. Miriam was a homemaker. She was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School andwas a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Miriam was former member of the Artist’s Association and the Garden Club. She enjoyed oil painting and taking care of her beloved Shih Tzu, Muffie. Surviving is a beloved daughter, Beverly wife of Ernest W. Lindquist; an especially beloved randdaughter, Kerri wife of Eric Heckel; and a beloved grandson, Gregory husband of Paula Misenko all of Lititz; four great grandchildren, Nick, Logan and Tanner Heckel and Lukas Misenko; a sister, MaryEllen wife of Richard Bordner of Delaware; two brothers, Edgar husband of MaryEllen Long and John husband of Carol Long both ofLancaster. She was preceded in death by a brother William Long and by a sister Mildred Netting. Relatives and close friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Schleenbaker’s memory may be made to Hospice of LancasterCounty, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.KASnyderfuneralhome. com
John Munnelly, 82, of Willow Valley, a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather, died peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Born April 2, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, John was the oldest child of the late John and Margaret Munnelly.
John attended Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, St. Francis College and St. John’s Law School. John was a practicing attorney for 40 years and was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel of the Equitable Life Assurance Company in New York City when he retired in 1989. John served his country as a First Lieutenant in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
John was proud of his Irish heritage and was an avid golfer and tennis player. He enjoyed reading, working with his computer and painting.
John was married to Theresa (Bracken) for 60 years. John is also survived by his 4 children: John P. Munnelly and his wife Anne; Ken Munnelly and his wife Jean Marie; Terrianne Humes and her husband Jeff; and Joseph Munnelly and his wife Kristen. John had 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Mark E. Weiss on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, Pa. with a reception at Willow Valley to follow. Friends will be greeted from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in John’s name to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Vera Jane Latshaw, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Luther Acres, Lititz. Jane, as she was known to her many friends, was the daughter of the late Richard M. and Esther (Kurtz) Stockton. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard K. (Bud) Stockton and half-sister, Dorothy Hamp Goodman. Born and raised in Lancaster County, Jane was an alumna of J.P. McCaskey High School and a lifelong member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster. She was the widow of Ward P. Latshaw, Jr., who taught in the Manheim Township School District and served as the first principal of that district’s middle school. A graduate of Millersville State Teachers College, she taught social studies at Donegal High School for one year, geography in the Manheim Township Middle School for 16 years, and reading and earth science at Hempfield Junior High School for an additional five years. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Millersville and was a certified school psychologist. Upon her retirement from teaching, she served for ten years as a volunteer with the Lancaster Association for the Blind as a news reader for the Radio Talking Library. She also volunteered with the Lancaster County Department of Probation and Parole as an onsite psychologist in the Lancaster County Prison, providing counseling to inmates and psychological assessments as a part of pre-sentencing investigations. She was also instrumental in helping to establish the Mental Health Program at the prison. In addition, she served for five years as chairpersonof the Child Abuse Prevention/Encounter Program at the Lancaster County Council of Churches. Jane was an avid bridge player, an expert at knitting and a voracious reader of mystery novels. In her later years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada in their camper. During her travels, she took hundreds of photographs of landforms, vegetation and animals. She also collected and cataloged a number of geological samples. Her collection of minerals and fossils she later donated toMillersville University, while her photographic slides were donated to Franklin & Marshall College. She is survived by her sons, Ward P. Latshaw III, Lancaster, and Stefan K. Latshaw, Lititz, as well as by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster, with a family visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m. A private interment at Indiantown Gap Military Reservation will follow. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Hospice of Lancaster. For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Eleanor N. Duerr, 94, passed quietly on May 25, 2011 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster. She was the devoted wife of the late Ludwig A. Duerr for nearly 60 years until his death in 2008.
She was loving mother to Virginia Duerr of Philadelphia and to Carolyn Duerr Karl, wife of James Karl, of Lancaster. She also leaves three grandchildren, Adam and Ben Karl and Charlotte James.
Born in Queens, New York, she was the daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Kroll) Nullmeyer.
Eleanor was a woman ahead of her time. During the 1940’s, she was an executive assistant for the W.E. Hutton firm on Wall Street; she trained at the famed Katie Gibbs School for secretaries. She delighted her daughters with stories of linen dresses and white gloved subway rides to work from her Salvation Army women’s only residence, The Evangeline, in Greenwich Village, New York.
Eleanor married “Lud” in 1949. The couple made their home in Oradell, New Jersey for the next 53 years. Theirs was a joy-filled partnership. Together they raised their two girls, grew a successful business and participated in local civic affairs. Eleanor was active in her church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Republican Club. In retirement, Eleanor and her husband traveled the world, armed with a rental car, a map and no reservations. The couple moved to Lancaster in 2002 to be near their family.
Eleanor was a great cook, seamstress (she made her own wedding dress!) and homemaker. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a kind, generous and gracious lady.
A life celebration will be private and held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Kathryn L. Smaling, 100, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, May 23, 2011 at Westminster Village in Dover, DE.
She was the wife of the late John F. Smaling who died in 1973. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Richard P. and Clara Ludwig Haas.
Mrs. Smaling had been employed as the manager of Barrcrest Apts. in Lancaster for 35 years. Prior to that, she had worked for the B. F. Barr & Sons Nursery. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster, the Women’s Garden Club and the Iris Club. Kathryn enjoyed needlework and had taught several crewel embroidery classes at the Landis Valley Museum.
Surviving is a daughter, Kathy Ranzinger, of York.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Stephen P. Verkouw officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment in the Lancaster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.
G. Aaron Smith, Jr., 87, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Homestead Village. Born in Quarryville, he was the son of the late George A. Smith, Sr. and Emma Walters Smith. He was married to Dorothy Rose Smith.
He was a graduate of F&M College and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. Aaron spent his career with Armstrong World Industries, primarily in the International Division. He enjoyed world travel, both in his work and in retirement. He was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church and served as a board member and treasurer for a Lancaster day care center. He was actively involved in supporting the Lancaster Opera Company and the Lancaster Symphony Chorus, which his wife directed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Debra Lenssen, Hallie Polt, Andrea Folan, and Evan Smith, as well as seven grandchildren and a sister, June Mylin.
A memorial service will be held at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 East Roseville Rd., Lancaster on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10 AM. The family will visit with friends following the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagers-town, MD 21741-5018 (www.parkinson.org).
David K. Bortzfield, 59, of Lititz, died at home on Friday, May 20, 2011.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late J. Robert Bortzfield and Virginia Stinson Habegger.
David was a member of First Reformed United Church of Christ in Lancaster. He was a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. David was a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed photography.
Surviving is a son, Broc Bortzfield of Lititz; a brother, James Bortzfield of Lancaster; step-mother, Martha Bortzfield of Lancaster; step-brother, Jerrell husband of Cathy Habegger of Selinsgrove; and a step-sister Sandra wife of Jack Hess of Lancaster; and an uncle James N. Bortzfield of W. Palm Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by a step-father Joel Habegger.
Services and interment were private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513.