Margaret K. Shenk, 99, a resident of Meadow Ridge at Willow Valley, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County. She was the wife of the late Clayton B. Shenk who died in 2000. Born August 16, 1911 in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late Miles and Elizabeth Kilheffer. Mrs. Shenk had spent many years as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Olympic Archery team. She, along with her late husband, had traveled extensively around the world with their involvement with archery. Margaret enjoyed crocheting, baking, cooking and being with extended family. She was known for her generosity in supporting organizations involved with healthcare and childcare. She is survived by nieces, Susan Mumper wife of Fred Uffelman of Wrightsville, Barbara Ann Bowman of Lancaster, and Pat Bowman of Lancaster, and by nephews, Robert Mumper and James Mumper, both of Annapolis, MD, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, E. Richard and Robert M. Kilheffer, and by a sister, Kathryn Bowman. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenienceof the family in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send an online condolenceto the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Michael J. Lee, 41, of Lancaster, formerly of Patterson, NJ, passed away February 6th, 2011. Michael, a loving father and husband, is survived by his companion of 24 years, Ve r o n i c a Hutchins; two sons, Michael and Kevin; and daughter, Danielle. Michael was the son of John Hines. Michael was employed by ServPro as a carpet installer. 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, February 10th, at 3:00 P.M. The family will greet friends from 2:00 P.M. until the time of service. Private interment. For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Mary Spicer Heuyard Mary Spicer Heuyard, 80, of Lancaster and formerly of Farmdale, was peacefully called home to be with her Lord on February 2, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Mary Emma Morrow Rineer. She was married to Barton E. Heuyard for fifteen wonderful years. Mary was a 1949 graduate of Penn Manor High School. A member of the Twalkers, she was known for her record setting walking and talking. Mary enjoyed sewing and painting. She retired from RCA in 1962. Lovingly known as “G.G.,” she devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she is survived by three children: Vance, husband of Deborah Spicer of Lancaster, Wally, husband of Beverly Spicer of Waynesboro and Lisa, wife of Anthony Mayo of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Robert, husband of Joanna Spicer, Vance Spicer, Jeanna, wife of Colin McEvoy, Dustin Spicer, Mindy Lyn Coyle, Tony Mayo and Angela Mayo; two great-grandchildren, Abi and Danny Spicer; and a brother, Willis Ray Rineer of Manheim. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline Yvonne Spicer, four brothers and two sisters. 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 Saturday, February 5th, at 1:00 P.M. The family will greet friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions in Mary’s memory may be sent to Lebanon V.A. Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Attention: Voluntary Service, Lebanon, PA 17042 or Hospice Of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
A. Rosella Springer, 92, a resident of St. Anne’s Home, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at L a n c a s t e r General Hospital. She was the wife of William H. S p r i n g e r. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Mary M. Reardon Himmelsbach. Rosella was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. She retired from chick, Inc. Prior to that she had worked at Hamilton Watch and Hubley’s. Surviving besides her husband is a son, William J. Springer of Myrtle Beach, SC. A Christian Prayer Service will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Norman C. Hohenwarter, Jr. officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 929 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Clair M. Ressler, 74, a resident of Calvary Fellowship Homes, was called to his eternal home by his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 24, 2011.
Clair was married 54 years to Betty L. Millhouse Ressler. Born in West Lampeter Twp., he was the son of the late Clair R. and Martha Zimmerman Martin Ressler.
Clair began his working career by managing F.W. Woolworth Stores in Pennsylvania and Maryland for seven years. He then worked for 23 years at AH Hoffman Inc., where he advanced to Vice President of Sales. Following his time at Hoffman’s, he worked for two years at Kingsway Realty. He then spent the rest of his working career as Vice President of Sales at Novelty Manufacturing, before retiring in 1999.
Clair was a 1953 graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He was a member of the Central Manor Church of God. Over the years, Clair served on the Advisory Council for the Churches of God, served on the Board of Directors for Calvary Homes, and Gideons International, Lancaster South Camp. Clair was also Board Member of the Winebrenner Seminary in Findley, OH, Eastern Conference, and a Board Member for the Hempfield School District.
Clair had a passion for music, and he made his tenor voice heard in operettas in high school, the church choir, several quartets, and in solo roles. He enjoyed landscaping and gardening, and traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Surviving besides his wife are three daughters: Brenda S. wife of Donald Shank of Harrisonburg, VA; Beth A. wife of Joseph Farnish of Landisville; and Beverly L. wife of Steven Cox of Mountville; a son: C. Steven husband of Kelly Ressler of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; and four sisters: Rhoda, wife of Benjamin Landis of Strasburg; Martha, wife of Mervin Forry of Lancaster; Ruth, wife of Mervin Hoober of New Holland; and Norma, wife of James Bowman of Washington Boro. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Ressler, by twin elder sisters, Thelma Mylin and Elma Ament, and by a sister, Miriam Landis.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Central Manor Church of God, 387 Penn St., Washington Boro, PA, with the Rev. Stan Maughan, Rev. Wayne Boyer, and Rev. David Draper officiating. The viewing will be held at the church on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. There will be no viewing at the church on Saturday; however, the family will greet friends following the service. The interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will also be held at Calvary Fellowship Homes at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Manor Church of God, Calvary Fellowship Homes, the Winebrenner Seminary, Gideons International, and Hospice of Lancaster County. Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 397-6329
James R. Clark, 78, of Lancaster, died January 21, 2011 at Hospice of L a n c a s t e r County-Good Drive. Born in Kinzers, he was the son of the late Landis G. and Elva Usnser Clark. Jim was the husband of Evelyn Jackson Clark and had celebrated their 54th anniversary in June, 2010. Jim was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, where he served as usher, Sunday School teacher, member of Church Council, member and former chairman of Worship Commission, communion steward and a Stephen Ministries Volunteer. He was a former member of Parkesburg United Methodist and Cochranville United Methodist Churches. Jim taught in the Octorara School District for 33 years, including 7 years as the Director of District Activities. He organized and supervised the Blood Mobile during the early 1980′s and received a “10 gallon” Pin recognizing his own blood donations. He organized “Hands around Octorara” Service and Support Club which taught students the importance of supporting their community through acts of good deeds. He was a member of PSEA (Pennsylvania State Education Association), NEA (National Education Association), and OAEA(Octorara Area Education Association.) Proud of his voting record, Jim never missed a primary or general election since he turned 21 years old. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by a daughter, Kimberly A., wife of Roger Evans of Strasburg; a son, James Michael, husband of Danielle Clark of Narvon; four grandchildren, Dylan and Brooke Evans and Olivia and Madison Clark; and four sisters, Mildred Ream of Ronks, Kathleen Denlinger of Gap, Alice Richey of Cochranville and Anna Belle Underwood of Parkesburg, PA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Viewing on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 29th at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, corner of Duke and Walnut Sts., Lancaster, PA. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, contributions in Jim’s memory may be sent to the Memorial Fund of First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Arrangements are by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home; 394-4097.
Stuart H. Raub, 77, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Golden Living Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Stuart and Marie T h o m s o n Raub. He was married for 54 years to Sarah “Sally” Hartman Raub. Stuart graduated from the former PA Military College as a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army. He worked in several positions at Raub Supply from 1956 to 1982. He then opened his own business in 1982, Industrial Piping Systems. From 2003 until 2010, he participated in a clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He was a member of the Hamilton Club and St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. In addition to his wife, he is survived by: 3 daughters, Christine Wardrop of Lancaster, Corinne Collins of Wilmington, DE, and Marie Burst of Lancaster; 7 grandchildren, Natalie and Andrew Wardrop, Erin and Blaine Collins, and Heather, Caroline, and Madeline Burst; a brother, Peter T. Raub; a sister, Mimi Raub. A memorial service will be held from the St. James Episcopal Church 119 N. Duke St. Lancaster, PA 17602 on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 11 AM. The family will visit with friends from 10 to 11 AM at the church. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church or YMCA 572 N. Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17603. 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
Isabel Thomson Rambo passed away at her home on Friday, June 24, 2011. She was born May 25, 1922 to Mary Ellen Angeny Thomson and Kenneth Thomson. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sister, Bette; brother Ken; and husband, Hall Harrison Rambo. She is survived by daughter, Lee Rambo Robinson; son-in-law, Warren L. Robinson, Jr., and granddaughter, Paige Robinson. She led an active and independent life including a variety of interests. She trained as
a lab technician at Hahnemann Medical College and worked at Germantown Hospital. She volunteered as a Girl Scout leader for many years, loved animals and raised cats, poultry, sheep, and llamas. She enjoyed swimming and diving and worked as coach, official, and pool manager. She competed in the Lancaster Senior Games and won many gold medals. At age 60, she graduated from Bowman Technical School and worked for Hamilton Watch Co. and independently as a horologist, repairing clocks and watches. She served as secretary for Chapter #7 of the National Association of Watch and
Clock Collectors for many years and volunteered for their museum. Final arrangements and interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at: www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
John Ward Willson Loose, 85, of Lancaster Township, passed from this life on January 14, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County. Jack was the son of the late I.H. Loose and Anna Willson Loose. He is survived by a sister Dorothy Boardman of Aiken, SC, a brother-in-law Patrick Boardman of Aiken, SC; a nephew Rick Boardman of London, England; and a niece Karen Snowden of Lexington, KY. Jack was a noted historian of Lancaster County serving on the board of the Lancaster County Historical Society from 1948-1992, as secretary from 1948-73, president from 1973-1992, and president emeritus from 1992 until his death. He was named a Fellow of the Lancaster County Historical Society in 1992 and served as the editor of the Journal for the past 55 years. He belonged to numerous historical organizations, national, state-wide, and local, among them: The Organization of American Historians, Society of Historians of the Early Republic, the Society for Industrial Archaeology, General Society of the War of 1812, the Pennsylvania Historical Association, Pennsylvania Society Sons of the Revolution, the Heritage Center Museum, and the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society. Jack was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and trustee of Lodge #43 of the Free & Accepted Masons. He was a member and served as the historian of the Unitarian- Universalist Church of Lancaster since 1952. He was a graduate of McCaskey High School and Millersville University with a M.A. in History and taught at Donegal High School from 1957-1992. He was a committee man for the Lancaster County Republican Party from 1956, historian of the party from 1952, and was honored this past fall for his more than 50 years of service. Few Americans have done as much to spark an interest in the history of their local community; Jack Loose was one such man. A service celebratingJack’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, 538 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Masonic Service will be conductedby the members of Lodge #43 F.&A.M. at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M. There will be no viewing at the church on Wednesday prior to the service. Interment in Mt. Bethel Cemetery, Columbia, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children, Inc., 213 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17603-3519. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at www.kasnyderfuneralhome.com
Eric B. Dorsey, 62, of Landisville, a great husband and father, died Friday, January 14, 2011 at Hospice of L a n c a s t e r County in Mount Joy. He was married 36 years to Angie C. Cucuzella Dorsey. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Muriel Parmer Dorsey of Lancaster, and the late Charles Dorsey. Eric was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local from 1969 until his illness. He was last employed as a foreman by Novinger’s Inc. in Harrisburg He was a 1966 graduate of Lampeter Strasburg High School. For many years he had been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He was a former member of Highland Presbyterian Church. His interests included playing ice hockey, gardening, camping, fishing and hiking. Surviving besides his wife and mother is a son, Bryan Dorsey of Landisville; two daughters, Danita Dorsey of Charlotte, NC and Erika Morant of Lancaster; two grandchildren; four brothers, Michael Dorsey of Gordonville, William Dorsey of Conestoga, John Dorsey of Ohio, and Matt Dorsey of Lancaster; and two sisters, Melanie Buch of Landisville, and Allison Mallin of Willow Street. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA with Rev. Thomas Dodge and Rev. Ann Osborne officiating. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. 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. 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