Lola “Jane” M. Bertz

Lola “Jane” M. Bertz, 89, of 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA died on Wednesday, March 2nd, at Brethren Village. She was the wife of the late George P. Bertz who died in 1985. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Lola Aument Messer. Jane was a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster.  She is survived by a sister, Beverly L. wife of A.C. LeFevre of Sun City Center, FL, two nieces and one nephew.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral from the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Sunday, March 6th, at 3:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions in her memory may be sent to the charity of one’s choice. For more information or to send an on-line condolence, please visit our website at:

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Margaret Lydia Walters

Margaret Lydia Walters, 92, of Tunkhannock, died March 24, 2011 at Mercy Tyler Hospital after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Walters, in 1990 and her nephew, Donald Harding III, in 2002.

Born July 1, 1918, in Thurston Hollow, she was the daughter of Clarence B. and Florence (Phinney) Allshouse. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Landisville, PA and a 1936 graduate of Tunkhannock High School.

Margaret graduated from Mansfield State College in May of 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She enlisted in the Army in December of 1942 and served with the 807th Army Air Force Base Unit until her discharge in December of 1945. She was very proud of her military service and especially pleased when a memorial was erected in Washington, DC commemorating the contribution of women in the military during World War II.

Margaret lived in Lancaster County from 1945 until 2006. She worked as a dietitian for Lancaster General Hospital. She worked in the financial department of Raub Supply and retired in 1990. After retirement, she found a new career as a hostess at the Dutch Apple Theater in Lancaster Co. Her final and most interesting job was with the after-school program at Hempfield School District where she got to interact with children as they did their homework and played after school.

Surviving are her sister, Alice Allshouse Harding; her niece and husband, Jan Harding and John Ambrutis; two great nieces, Marne Greenley and Erika Edwards; a great-great nephew, Ethan Greenley; and three great-great nieces, Mercedes Shultz, Paige Greenley and Olivia Greenley.

Private interment in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

If desired, contributions in Margaret’s memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Margaret Lydia Walters

Margaret Lydia Walters, 92, of Tunkhannock, died March 24, 2011 at Mercy Tyler Hospital after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Walters, in 1990 and her nephew, Donald Harding III, in 2002.

Born July 1, 1918, in Thurston Hollow, she was the daughter of Clarence B. and Florence (Phinney) Allshouse.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Landisville, PA and a 1936 graduate of Tunkhannock High School.

Margaret graduated from Mansfield State College in May of 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She enlisted in the Army in December of 1942 and served with the 807th Army Air Force Base Unit until her discharge in December of 1945. She was very proud of her military service and especially pleased when a memorial was erected in Washington, DC commemorating the contribution of women in the military during World War II.

Margaret lived in Lancaster County from 1945 until 2006. She worked as a dietitian for Lancaster General Hospital. She worked in the financial department of Raub Supply and retired in 1990.  After retirement, she found a new career as a hostess at the Dutch Apple Theater in Lancaster Co.  Her final and most interesting job was with the after-school program at  Hempfield School District where she got to interact with children as they did their homework and played after school.

Surviving are her sister, Alice Allshouse Harding; her niece and husband, Jan Harding and John Ambrutis; two great nieces, Marne Greenley  and Erika Edwards;  a great-great nephew, Ethan Greenley; and three great-great nieces, Mercedes Shultz, Paige Greenley and Olivia Greenley.

Private interment in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

If desired, contributions in Margaret’s memory may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Robert L. Gilbert

Robert L. Gilbert, 78, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital after a courageous battle with many illnesses. He retired from the Lancaster Post Office as an associate office coordinator with 35 years of service.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Korean War.  Bob was the loving husband and friend of Phyllis (Armstrong) Gilbert. They shared 30 years of marriage together.  He will be deeply missed by his wife and family.

He was born in Hagers-town, MD, but lived most of his life in Lancaster. He was the son of the late Nevin and Lucille Stottlemeyer Gilbert.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: three children, Robert A. Gilbert of Houston, TX, Jeffrey K. husband of Karolyn Waller of Lancaster, Kelly wife of David Groom of Columbia; one grandson, Nicholas Gilbert of Houston, TX; 4 granddaughters, Mallory Gilbert of Houston, TX, Morgan Bransby of Columbia, Madalyn Waller of Lancaster, Cierra Groom of Columbia; a great-grandson, Trenton Moore of Columbia.

Also surviving are: three brothers, Stan husband of Anette Gilbert of Willow Street, John (Mel) husband of Shirley Gilbert of Millersville, and Kenneth Gilbert of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William (Bill) and N. Ronald Gilbert.

Funeral services will be held from the Kearney A. ­Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11 AM with interment following in Conestoga Memorial Park.  Friends may call on Monday from 10 to 11 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the American Lung Association, 101 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 or the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603.  For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Mildred Eby McGuigan

Mildred Eby McGuigan, 92, known for her beaming personality and bright smile, died Tuesday morning, March 22nd, at Landis Homes Retirement Community, where she had lived for 27 years.

The youngest of five daughters of David Hostetter and Katie Nissly Eby, Mrs. McGuigan was born March 19th, 1919. She grew up on her father’s farm in Donegal Township and later moved to Mount Joy. She graduated from East Donegal High School in 1937. Thanks to the support of their parents, all five sisters completed higher education. Mrs. McGuigan was herself a proud member of the Lancaster General Hospital Nursing School’s Class of 1940, whose reunions she tried never to miss.

After her graduation, she worked at the hospital in the operating and emergency rooms. In 1945, while she was at work as the emergency room’s Assistant Night Manager, her then-fiancé, Chester Retzer McGuigan, returned from the European theater to surprise her. They were married a week later and remained married until his death in 2002. After her daughters were grown, she returned to work as a nurse for Dr. Joseph Hess in Lancaster before retiring in 1977. She then continued to serve as a volunteer at Lancaster General Hospital for the next 25 years.

Mrs. McGuigan and her husband particularly enjoyed traveling, and together visited all fifty states, Mexico, Canada, and parts of Europe, often taking their children. Her favorite destination was Alaska, because there was “so much variety and difference from anything I had ever seen or visited.” Her other hobbies included attending concerts and travelogues, reading, crossword puzzles, and knitting. She was a lady of great class and broad interests, but it was obvious to all who met her that the greatest joy and pride in her life came from her family.

In addition to traveling and volunteering, Mrs. McGuigan enjoyed participating in a variety of community groups and activities. Over the years, she has been an active member of Silver Threads, AARP, and the Lancaster General Hospital Nurses’ Alumni Association. Until her last illness, she continued to volunteer at Landis Homes, where she served on the Board of Directors from 1997 to 1999. From 1945 to 2003, she was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lancaster; more recently, she joined the Oregon Community United Methodist Church. In all things, she strove not only to observe, but also to exemplify, the Golden Rule.

She is survived by her three daughters, Pat Bradbury, Betty Thompson (husband David), and Peggy Martinsen (husband Bobby); five grandchildren, Elaine Passman (husband Corey), Robin Van Houten (husband Merle), David Bradbury (wife Russelle), Elizabeth Thompson (husband Ken Knotts), and John Thompson; and great-granddaughter, Katie Passman. In addition to her husband Chet and her sisters, Anna Mae Eby, Ruth Eby, Elizabeth Hottenstein, and Vivian Denlinger, she was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ray Bradbury.

A Memorial Service will be held at Landis Homes’ West Bethany Chapel at 3 o’clock on Saturday, April 16th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Caring Fund, Landis Homes Retirement Community, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543-9206.

Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home.  For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Louise C. Schiraldi

Louise C. Schiraldi, 59, of Lancaster, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital.

She was married 32 years to Michael Schiraldi.  Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Schnettler Jagacki.

Louise spent most of her working career as a program director in the social services field.  She enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Olivia wife of Steven Albright of Willow Street, and Jennifer wife of Kenneth Mellinger of Etters; a son, Michael Schiraldi of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Stephen Albright and Carina and Gabriel Mellinger; a brother, Josh husband of Terry Jagacki of Highland, MI and a sister, Christina wife of John Soucek of Rochester, NH. She was preceded in death by a brother Bill Jagacki and a sister Sunday Harrison.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Schiraldi’s memory may be made to United Disabilities Services, 1901 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA  17601. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Robert C. Adamire

Robert C. Adamire, 82, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Hamilton Arms.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William R. Sr. and Mary (Pfautz) Adamire. He was married to Nancy (Peters) Adamire for sixty-two years. Robert was a 1946 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and was employed at Armstrong for forty-two years before his retirement in 1994. He was a member of St. Andrew United Church of Christ where he served as the church sexton for many years. He enjoyed music, old movies, and watching the Phillies.

Along with his wife, Robert is survived by two sons, Glenn D. husband of Peggy (Wilson) Adamire of Lancaster, and Robert E. husband of Cynthia (Eby) Adamire of New Holland; two daughters, Ellen D. wife of Charles Heaps of Lancaster, and Carol A. wife of Michael Stetler of Lancaster; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Adamire, and one ­sister, Doris Berger. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William R. Jr. and James; and three sisters, Mary Way, Jane Albright and Helen Shultz.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service at the ­Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Thursday, August 18th, at 2:00 PM. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. For more information or to send an online condolence, please visit:

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Elizabeth F. Sinclair

Elizabeth F. Sinclair, 98, of Lancaster, PA died peacefully at Manor Care of Lancaster on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Born in Lancaster on June 16, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Anna E. Hamaker Furlow. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lancaster.

Mrs. Sinclair was the wife of the late Harold E. Sinclair who preceded her in death in 1990 and was the mother of the late Harold M. Sinclair who preceded her in death in 2007.

Surviving are two nieces, Joan Seitzinger and Pamela Furlow Plaksin, and a nephew, Michael Furlow.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service from the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Thursday, March 17th, at 11:00 A.M.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service. Interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

For further information, or to send an on-line condolence, please visit: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com

Arlene Weaver Moore

Arlene Weaver Moore of Lancaster died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 11, 2011. A seventh generation Lancaster County resident, Arlene was born at home in Bird-in-Hand on April 20, 1912.  Arlene was the daughter of Harry Buckwalter Weaver and Mary Kurtz Rupp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Wicklein Moore, and by her brothers, Marvin, Frank, and H. Carl Weaver.

Arlene was a graduate of East Lampeter High School and Lancaster Business College. She attended Pennsylvania State University where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Arlene was also a charter member of the Hempfield Women’s Club and a long-time member of the Lancaster Church of the Brethren.

Anyone who knew Arlene knew she was extremely ­generous in her love and friendship of others. She ­volunteered her time to many organizations, including Meals-on-Wheels and also the Rohrerstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Arlene was an avid bridge player for 85 years and enjoyed tennis, golf, and swimming. Always a nature lover, she took great joy in hiking, gardening, and spending time at the beach.

She will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Mary Alice Shirk (B.Thomas Shirk), Ann Moore (Frank Byrne), George Moore (Cheryl Moore), and David Moore (Diane Moore), her six granddaughters: Jennifer Shirk, Margery Grill, Aimee Noffsinger, Eileen Smedley, Sarah Moore, and Kelsey Bigelow, and her eight great-grandchildren: Maggie, Cooper, Sam, Josie, Fiona, Sydney, Thomas, and Harrison, as well as a host of relatives and friends. A celebration of her life will be held at Woodcrest Villa’s Eagle Commons on March 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 Southwest End Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 or to Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601.

 

Albert F. Garyantes

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, Albert F. Garyantes of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Lancaster County. Al was born September 24, 1934 in Wilmington, DE, to Albert F. and Mary (Scheing) Garyantes.

Al spent his childhood in Wilmington, DE, and lived at the Manor North campus of Willow Valley Retirement Communities at the time of his passing.  He is survived by his sister, Rita (Garyantes) Willis and husband, Jim, of Hockessin, DE; brothers, Frederick and wife, Marian, of Alexandria, VA, and Lawrence and wife, Marge, of Belhaven, NC; daughters, Elaine and George Mummert of Lancaster, PA, Dianne and husband, Joseph Bierman, of Mantua, NJ, and Joan of Belmar, NJ; son, Michael, and wife, Tina, of Warren, NJ; five grandchildren, Susan, David and Molly of Warren, NJ, and Jamie and Hanna Longenecker of Lancaster, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his former wife, Barbara Garyantes, of ­Wilmington, DE.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO 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:  www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com