Jean F. Fulmer

Jean F. Fulmer, 90, of Lancaster passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Arborview at Willow Valley. Born in Schwenksville, she was the daughter of the late Ross G. and Elizabeth Searfass Koons.  She would have been married 70 years on November 22nd to Harold Y. Fulmer.

She retired as a secretary at the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, and a former member of St. James Episcopal Church in Evansburg where she was also a Sunday School teacher.  In her retirement, she enjoyed participating in plays performed at Willow Valley Manor.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her daughter, Betsy DeLisle of Lancaster; 2 grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan Schmid; 3 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held from the Limerick Garden of Memories Cemetery, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to ­Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, 31 S. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home.  For other information or to send an on-line ­condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Lois A. Habecker

Lois A. Habecker, 81, formerly of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Oak Leaf Manor.  Born in Sistersville, WV, she was the daughter of Lester and Eloise Mason Berisford.  She was the wife of the late John David Habecker.

She was a registered nurse, retiring from Lancaster General Hospital.

She is survived by: 2 sisters, Janice Stewart of Belton, MO, and Helen Stewart of Pueblo, CO; a brother, Dale Berisford of Sistersville, WV; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Anderson Chalek.

A graveside service will be held from the Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Habecker’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home. For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at

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Seth H. Ebersole

Seth H. Ebersole, 84, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at ­Landis Homes following an extended illness.

Born April 19, 1926 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Laura Hertzler Ebersole. He was the husband of Virginia Metzler Ebersole, sharing 62 years of marriage.

Seth was an active member of the Akron Mennonite Church and the Men’s Chorus for many years. He was an accomplished woodworker employed by the J.W. Nauman Company in Manheim and retiring in 1988 from Nauman Construction in Lancaster.  Following retirement, Seth volunteered at several church related organizations using his many carpenter skills.

Seth was a volunteer fire fighter for the Landisville/ Hempfield Fire Co. for 45 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also had a deep appreciation of books and loved to read.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Jane Ebersole of Hummelstown and Kathy wife of Jeff Kauffman of Lancaster; a son, Charles husband of Linda Ebersole of Mohnton; six grandchildren, one great grandchild; a brother, Andrew husband of Irene Ebersole of Lancaster; and a brother-in-law, Paul White of Lititz. He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth White and Edith Ebersole.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Landis Homes, especially the staff of Ephrata House, for the wonderful care given to Seth over the last few years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, PA with Pastor Jim Amstutz and Pastor Michelle Dula officiating.  Visitation with the family will be held at East Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Friday following the memorial service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Akron Mennonite Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.  Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 397-6329. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Charles F. Wehry, Jr.

Charles F. Wehry, Jr., 76, formerly of Mountville, passed away on April 12 at Manor Care Health Services of Lancaster. He was the husband of June Miller Wehry and the father of three children: Gail Wehry, Lititz, PA, Kathi Stewart, Mountville, PA and Dean Wehry, Hershey, PA. Born in Rock, PA, he was the son of the late Myrtle Jones Wehry and Charles F. Wehry, Sr. He graduated from Pine Grove High School and attended Millersville State College. He retired from ­Armstrong Technical Center after 36 years of service.

In addition to his children, he is survived by five grandchildren, Ryan Stewart, and Tiffany, Christopher, Colton and Caleb Wehry.  Additionally, he is survived by three ­sisters, Miriam Bazar, Orwigsburg, PA, Sara Ulmer, Schuylkill Haven, PA and Phyllis Becker, Bellbrook, OH. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Wehry.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles’s memory can be made to the American ­Diabetes Association.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home is serving the family. For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Klaus Lehmann

Klaus Lehmann, 71, unexpectedly departed this earth on Sunday, April 10, 2011.  He was born in Pforzheim, Germany to Emil and Emma Lehmann. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Günter. He was the gracious, most precious husband of Rebecca Wilcox Lehmann with whom he would have celebrated 24 years of an exceptional marriage in May 2011. Klaus attended school in Germany and began his apprenticeship in the watch world at the age of 17. He worked for Swatch Group, U.S. for 30 years, retiring in 2004. He was an independent consultant with his former company at the time of his death. He resided in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, St. Croix, V.I. before settling in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He was an avid European soccer fan and a consummate traveler.

In addition to his adoring wife, he is survived by a brother-in-law, Samuel A. Wilcox, husband of Cynthia W. Wilcox, parents of his wife, Thomas and Frances Wilcox, and a myriad of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews whom he loved. He is also survived by cousins in San Francisco and Germany. He faithfully attended Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. He will be missed by everyone who knew him; he was just simply a wonderful man who left us way too soon.

Services will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 with the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Rogers officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.  Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. 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

Harold L. Eachus

Harold L. Eachus, of ­Salunga, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital in his 76th year.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late William H., Sr., and Edna Mae Moffet Eachus.

Harold worked for York Waste Disposal Corp. for 21 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of New Life ­Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are: 3 daughters, Terry Lynn Eachus-Grant wife of Kurt Grant of Centerville, Penny Ann wife of Charles Binkley of Lancaster,  Shelly wife of John Rumberger, of Cooperstown, NY; a son, William H. husband of Cindy Bechtold Eachus of Neffsville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are: 3 sisters, Mary Keros of New York, Clara wife of John Magluilo of Lancaster, Sarah Charlotte wife of Hobert Jones of North Carolina; 2 brothers, Wilbert husband of Grace Eachus and Robert Eachus, both of Honey Brook.  He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Cindy Lawson; a great-granddaughter, Kyrstin Eachus; 3 brothers, and 2 ­sisters.

Funeral services will be held from the New Life Assembly of God Church, 1991 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster on Monday, April 11th, at 11 AM with interment following in Millersville ­Mennonite Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 AM at the church on Monday. If desired, contributions may be sent in memory of Cindy Lawson to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125, or to Share of Lancaster P. O. Box 1976, Lancaster, PA 17608.

Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home.  For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at

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Joseph J. (Fofe) Wysock

Joseph J. (Fofe) Wysock was born on November 22, 1927 in Shamokin PA to Joseph and Ester (Quinn) Wysock. He passed away on April 6, 2011 at the Hospice of Lancaster County on Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. Despite 3 heart surgeries, congestive heart failure, and kidney and lung ailments, he lived to be 83 years old. Known as Pap to his family and friends, he loved spending quality time with his children and grandchildren and watching the Eagles and Phillies on TV. When feeling well enough to do so, he would take great pleasure in going to the grocery store with his caregiver and daughter Lynn. He loved to ride thru his favorite store, John Herr’s, on an electric cart and was always sure to pick up a chocolate pie and put it in the basket.

He graduated in 1945 from Coal Township High School and was a strong and accomplished athlete. He was offered a scholarship for boxing to Penn State University but chose instead to go and support his country in the Korean Conflict. After his time in the Army, he returned to Shamokin where he met his wife, M. Jeanne Snyder. They married in 1949 and lived in Shamokin for a time before eventually moving to Lancaster. Not afraid of hard work, he labored for the railroad and Columbia Malleable before a back injury forced him to look for a less physically demanding type of work.

After he aced the entrance exam for RCA in Lancaster, Pap was offered a position as Tube Builder Experimental. Working in the development lab at RCA, he participated in the design and development of the first color television tubes built in this country. He was especially proud of his achievements in the development lab. He devised a method for perfecting the placement of phosphor dots on the color tube’s screen and was sent to Princeton to explain the technique to the engineers that worked there. That idea was later patented. He was eventually promoted to supervisor of the color tube department, where he managed over 100 employees.

After heart problems forced him to retire early in the 1980’s, he spent the winters with his wife Jeanne at their home on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster. They would spend the summers with their children and grandchildren at their bungalow at White Crystal Beach in Cecil County, Maryland. Pap and Maw lived for their children and grandchildren and cherished every moment they could spend with them. A loving grandfather, he rocked each and every one of his grandchildren to sleep over the years. He always had an entertaining story or joke to tell them or a silly song to sing to them.

Once he retired he spent much of his time cooking and baking. His banana cake was one of his favorite things to bake. He also loved to make scrumptious soups and everyone especially enjoyed his ham salad and ham barbeque. Pap always was sure to make enough for everyone in the entire family. Pap was a selfless and caring man whose love for his family was paramount and shined through in all that he did. Pap also loved to return to his hometown of Shamokin a few times each year to visit with friends and family and eat a hotdog from the Coney Island Luncheonette and stock up on Welsh meatballs from Johnny’s Farm Market.

When his wife Jeanne became too ill to live at home anymore, he endeavored to spend every single day with her in the nursing home. His love for her was selfless and deep. When Jeanne passed away in 2009, he went to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Scott Clark. In their home he received the love and care to help him through the last few years as his health slowly declined. An avid Phillies fan, too weak to open his eyes for long, he listened to the April 1st season opener on his TV in hospice and smiled when he was told that the Phils pulled it out in the bottom of the 9th. He loved life and his family and his sheer will to live and the strength of his character is what got him through the last, often difficult years.

In addition to his daughter and son-in-law he is survived by two sons, Joseph J. Wysock Jr. of Lancaster engaged to Gayle Murray and Stephen J. Wysock of Columbia, married to Brenda Martin. His surviving grandchildren include Cristina Wysock Ward wife of Dennis Ward, Adam Clark husband of Gretchen McNelis, Jesse Clark, Philip Martin, Joe Wysock III husband of Christina Holker, Justin Wysock, and Emily Wysock. Two great-grandchildren Demitri Clark and Riley Sue Thomas also survive him.

A viewing will be held at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th to be followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. and a burial service immediately thereafter. After the burial service, family and friends are invited to Amvets Post 19, 715 Fairview Avenue, Lancaster, PA.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of Lancaster County for the tender and helpful care they provided for our Pap. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his name to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an on-line condolence, please visit: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Donald E. Ansell

Donald E. Ansell, 85, of Ephrata, died at home on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

He was married 24 years to Gloria J. Rittenhouse Ansell.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles Ansel and Catharine Hess Meekins.

Donald retired in 1989 from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of employment.  Prior to that, he had worked at Armstrong for 10 years. He was a graduate of the former W. Earl High School. Donald served in the United States Air Force from 1949 to 1952.  He was a member of the American Legion, the AARP and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Donald enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley and following the Philadelphia Phillies and the Eagles.

Surviving besides his wife is a son Rick husband of Cindy Ansell of Columbia; nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Welsh.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 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 Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Entombment in Conestoga Memorial Park. Military honors accorded by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to Ephrata Community Health Care, 116 Lake Street, Suite A, Ephrata, PA 17522. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at

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Clarence J. “Klee” Fitze

Clarence J. “Klee” Fitze, 89, of Lancaster, PA died April 3rd  at Willow Valley. Born in Tunkhannock, PA, he was the son of the late Judd M. and Louise Lynch Fitze. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Ruth Steigerwalt.

A Lieutenant in the United States Navy (Naval Aviator), he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for serving in World War II as a B-24 pilot.

Mr. Fitze was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lancaster.

Klee and Ruth moved  from Tunkhannock to Lancaster 16 years ago, where they were lifelong members of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church.

Mr. Fitze was the original owner of Fitze’s Department Store, retiring in 1980. He served on the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Telephone and United Penn Bank, and was President of Tunkhannock Industrial Foundation, of the Tunkhannock Rotary Club and  of the Wyoming County United Way and Scoutmaster of Troop 681 B.S.A.

He was a 60-year Mason and a life-time member of the Rotary Club of Tunkhannock and a Paul Harris Fellow. He and Ruth were avid travelers and had the opportunity to visit every continent.

In addition to his wife, “Klee” is survived by a daughter, Deborah F., wife of Henry C. Rhoads of Audubon, PA; a son, Judd B., husband of Dianne Fitze of Tunkhannock; four grandchildren, Melissa K. Rhoads of Arlington, VA, Kevin M. Rhoads of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher J. and Sabrina Fitze of Atlanta, GA and Corey J. Fitze of Washington, DC.  He is also survived by his sister, Arlene Fitze Spierling, of Lancaster, PA.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Johnson Auditorium in Willow Valley North, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA on Thursday, April 7th, at 11:00 A.M. The family will greet friends immediately following the Memorial Service. Interment in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock, PA will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in “Klee’s” memory may be sent to Mathias J. Brunner Educational Nursing Fund, c/o Bookkeeper, Willow Valley Retirement Communities, 600 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Arrangements by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 717- 394-4097. For further information, or to send an on-line condolence, please visit:

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Dolores M. Buckwalter

Dolores M. Buckwalter, 79, passed away at Hospice of Lancaster County on Saturday, April 2, 2011 to go with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Born in Girard, OH, she was the daughter of the late Francis B. and Ruth Sharp Pinkerton.   She was married for 58 years to Robert E. Buckwalter, Jr.

A 1948 graduate of McCaskey High School, she worked as a secretary for ALCOA, retiring in 1994.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, reading and listening to gospel music.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a son, Robert E., III husband of Deborah Buckwalter of Leola; 2 daughters, Cheryl wife of John Hohenadel of New Providence, Pam Miller, companion of John Kline of East Petersburg; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlene Robinson of Lancaster.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Warren B. Pinkerton.

A memorial service will be held from St. Paul’s Church, 1 W. Fourth St., Quarryville, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 1 PM.  Private interment will be in Riverview Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.  Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home.  For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at

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