William H. Springer

William H. Springer, 92, a resident of Arbor View at ­Willow Valley died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the home.

He was the husband of the late A. Rosella Himmelsbach Springer who died January 26, 2011.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Estella M. Wagner Springer.

Mr. Springer was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Mr. Springer was a tool and die maker and retired from New Standard Corp.  Prior to that, he had worked at RCA and Schick. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving is a son, William J. Springer of Myrtle Beach, SC.

A Christian Prayer Service will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 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 10:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his 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:

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Barbara Stauffer McElfish

Barbara Stauffer McElfish, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Visalia, CA.  She was born February 20, 1920 in Leola, PA, a daughter of the late Claude and Dorothy Frey Stauffer. A member of First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, Barbara had been active with the Junior League and the Lancaster Symphony before her move to California.  She was retired from Bell Telephone Co. of PA.

She is survived by her daughter, Constance McElfish Offutt wife of Ray Offutt of Visalia; three grandchildren, Andrew Spain and his wife, Jennifer and their son ­Jeremiah,  Ashley McLelland and her husband Nathan, and Jonathan Offutt; a great-grandson, Charlie Noah McLelland; and a sister, Joan Stauffer Sowers. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. McElfish; a daughter, Judith Miller; and a sister, Virginia Stauffer Brinser.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA on Monday, March 28th, at 10:00 A.M.

Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions in her memory may be sent to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 29 E. Walnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Arrangements by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 394-4097. To send an on-line condolence, please visit

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Glenn E. “Ed” Howry

Glenn E.  “Ed” Howry of Lititz peacefully passed away at the Heart of Lancaster surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Glenn E. and Emma Wilson Howry. He was the husband of Linda Shade Howry with whom he celebrated 35 years of marriage on 10/11/2010.

His last place of employment was Yerger Brothers in Lititz where he was a tow motor operator. Mr. Howry’s extraordinary 30-year battle with scleroderma more than exceeded all expectations which included hospice care in 1998, 2004, and 2007. He was an amazing man who fought so hard to live.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #56 and served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jared G. Howry, at home, who was a super son and caregiver. He is also survived by a daughter, Megan A. wife of Krish Murthy; 2 grandsons, Prashant and Chandra Murthy of Connecticut; and a sister, Sandy Howry McCann, wife of Richard McCann of Hummelstown, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Robert Howry.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Monday March 7th, at 2:00 P.M. Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 P.M until the time of service.  Private interment at the ­convenience of the family.

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

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Edith Mae Miller

Edith Mae Miller, 78, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at home.

Born November 13, 1932 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Aldus and Leota Coble Kreider.

Edith retired from Kemp Foods in 1997 where she had been employed in the purchasing department. She also worked as a marshall at Overlook Golf Course.

She was a graduate of the former West Lampeter High School. Edith was an avid golfer and bowler and  loved to bake and work in her yard.  She was the happiest when spending time with family and friends, and her grandchildren always held a special place in her heart.

Surviving is a son, Dale P. husband of Diane Miller of Denver, CO; a daughter, Wendy E. Valle of Mountville; three grandchildren, Kim Miller, Kacie Miller and Alex Valle; five sisters, Earla wife of Ronald Deiter of Lancaster, Frances wife of John Gamber of New Providence, Patricia wife of F. Abram Rhoads of Strasburg, Viola wife of ­Clifford Herr of Willow Street, and Geneva Bleacher of Lancaster; three brothers, Mervin husband of Janet Kreider of Conestoga, E. Glenn Kreider of Manheim, and Aldus husband of Marion Kreider of Lancaster.  She was preceded by sisters, Rosalie Smith and Janeth Wissler, and by brothers, Nelson Kreider and ­Preston Kreider.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:30 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. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edith’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA  17603. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Dr. Dominick J. Fanani

Dr. Dominick J. Fanani, 94, died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Arbor View at Willow Valley.  Dr. Fanani was born in Mt. Hope, WV on September 12, 1916 but grew up in Windber, PA.  He graduated from Windber High School in 1934 in the middle of the Great Depression. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Edinboro University (PA) in 1942, his Master’s Degree in Guidance and Personnel from Rutgers University in 1954 and his Doctor’s Degree in Art Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1964.

During World War II, he went overseas as a Medical Administration Officer. His medical unit was attached to a B29 bomber squadron on Tinian Island in the Marianas. It was on Tinian that the two atomic bombs that ended the Pacific War were assembled and on Tinian that the two B29′s carrying the bombs were based.

During the early 1950′s, he was a Training Director, a   GS-9 Federal Civil Service position in Belle Mead General Depot in New Jersey.

He taught art in grades 1 through 12 in public schools of Westfield, NY, Fairfield, CT and North Allegheny, PA. In 1961, he joined the Art faculty at Millersville University, where he specialized first teaching Pottery and then in teaching Jewelry. He established the Jewelry program there.

He was active in faculty governance, service as President of the Millersville Faculty Association, as a Faculty Senator and as a member of several campus-wide faculty committees. He was also active on the state level, becoming President of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. He retired from Millersville University in 1982 after 20½ years of service.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in ­Lancaster.

Surviving is a brother, James R. Fagnini of Flourtown, PA; two sisters, Jeanette Grisin of Windber and Amelia Alba of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Orr Auditorium at Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Charles Cummings officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.  Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Fanani’s 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:

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Stella Louise Spiese

Stella Louise Spiese, 90, of 2115 Lynn Avenue, Lancaster, PA, passed away on Sunday, February 27th, at the Mennonite Home. Born in Powellville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Amanda Bailey Holland.

Married for nearly 46 years, she spent her life as a loving wife to George C. Spiese Jr. Mrs. Spiese was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and crocheting in her spare time.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mary Katharine Hildebrand of Acworth, GA and Patricia Mountain of Columbia, PA; two sons, David Niblet of Salisbury, MD, and Levin D. Collins Jr. of Omaha, NE.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, as well as 6 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a sister, Marian D’Antonio.

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 3rd, at 2:00 P.M. The family will greet friends from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service. Interment at Conestoga Memorial Park. For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Herbert L. Rogers

Herbert L. Rogers, 81, of Lititz, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Lancaster ­General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry L. and Emma B. McCune Rogers.

Herbert was a graduate of Manheim Township High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and Drexel University where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. He retired from General Electric after working for them in ­Schenectady, NY and King of Prussia, PA. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Herbert loved the outdoors and was a member of the Buckeye Rod and Gun Club.  He enjoyed fishing, ice fishing at Middle Creek and hunting in Potter County.

Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Anderson of Ephrata, and Roberta Rogers of Lancaster; a brother, Kenneth Rogers of Franklin, VA; and nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 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 Riverview Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Harry Stehman Mumma

Harry Stehman Mumma, 95, died peacefully in his sleep, February 12, 2011, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. Born in Landisville, PA, the youngest child of the late Harry Landis and Lizzie Stehman Mumma. He was married to the late Helen Brubaker Snyder, who died in 1995, for 56 years. He was also preceded in death by his second wife Janet Smith. He was a member of the Landisville Church of God, and in later years, the Lititz Church of the Brethren.   Harry grew up on the family farm and began his farming career as a Guernsey breeder and was active in the Lancaster County Guernsey Breeder’s Association. He was pleased to be selected by the extension office to host a number of international visitors to view farming methods practiced  in Lancaster County. Harry and Helen started an antiques and refinishing business. Later in life, he learned to create CDs from his record collection. Harry enjoyed driving around the rural farmlands, as well as traveling to Alaska, Finland, Russia, Europe and Mexico. He is survived by his five children, Linda Hagerty (William) of Morgantown, WV; Robert Mumma (Martha) of  Chambersburg; Mary Ellen Harwood (Jerry) of Oxnard, CA; Susanne Doughty (Howard) of Harrisburg; and Kay Louise Weber (Timothy) of Lititz. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Rohrer and Bertha Miller; and brother Clyde Mumma. The family wishes to especially thank the staff and caregivers of Landis Homes and particular thanks to Harold Groff who spent many hours playing checkers with Harry during recent years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service from the East Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA on Thursday, February 17th at 10:30am. Friends may call at the East Bethany Chapel on Thursday from 9:30am until the time of service. Private interment will be held in Landisville Mennonite Cemetery. Please omit flowers. If desired contributions in his memory may be sent to the Mennonite Disaster Service, 538 Airport Rd.,  Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements by the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home.

Mary K. Dano

Mary K. Dano, 69, of Lancaster, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 14, 2011 at the home of her daughter, with her family by her bedside.

She would have been married 47 years in May to her loving husband, Robert J. Dano. Born December 21, 1941 in New York, New York, she was the daughter of Mary Payda Kedulich and the late Steve Kedulich.

Mrs. Dano and her husband have been the proprietors of the Engleside Beverage Mart since 1999. Prior to that, they owned and operated the Prince of Subs from 1976 to 1998 and the Robert J. Dano Funeral Home from 1974 to 1981. Known as “Miss Mary” to her customers over the years, she will be remembered for her ever-present smile, kind heart and loving spirit.

Mrs. Dano was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Lancaster, and was known as a woman of deep faith with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Lisa, wife of Robert Dundon of Lucas, TX, Gina, of Bryn Mawr, PA and Mary Beth, wife of David T. Fritz, Jr. of Berwyn, PA; 6 grandchildren, David III, Charlotte Mary, and Liam Fritz, and Isabel, Olivia, and Luke Dundon; and a brother, Steve Kedulich of Manalapan, NJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 11 AM with Rev. Mark E. Weiss, Celebrant and Rev. Paul Bryan, CSSR, Concelebrant. Interment St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, PA. A viewing will be held at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM with a Prayer Service and recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 PM. There will also be a viewing at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, it was Mary’s request that Mass cards be offered in her name. Contributions in her memory may also be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110, and to Neighborhood Hospice Agency, 400 Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.  For other information or to send an online condolence to the family, visit our website at:

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Jay F. Risser

Jay F. Risser, 81, of Lancaster, was called home by his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County with his family by his bedside.

He was married 60 years to Evelyn Holbein Risser.  Born September 6, 1929 in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late Paul and Elsie Shonk Risser.

Mr. Risser was the owner of the former J. H. Brubaker, Inc. for 35 years. Prior to that he had worked as the vice president of sales at J.C. Snavley and Sons, Inc. for 18 years.   In 1981 Jay was the awarded the Associate Member of the Year award from the Building and Industry Association.  He was a graduate of East Hempfield High School where he had participated in soccer, basketball and baseball.

Mr. Risser was a charter member of the Hempfield United Methodist Church where he had been involved as a youth director, Sunday School teacher and church treasurer. He was a 40 year member of the Mount Joy Rotary Club.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Theodore husband of Kimberly Risser of Millersville, and Timothy husband of Kathryn Risser of Manheim; a daughter, Susan wife of Thomas Bair of Wrightsville; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Cloy husband of Marian Risser of Mountville, and P. Wilbur husband of Lorraine Risser of Warminster. He was preceded in death by a brother Dave Risser and by sisters, Dorothy Zeller, Anna Mae Collins, Mildred Frey, June Myer, Mary Derr and Pauline Lutz.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Alta and Erla from Central Penn Nursing Care and the staff at Hospice of Lancaster County for the wonderful care given to Jay.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Dr. Ed Barlow officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. until the time of the service.  Interment in the Silver Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA  17603 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604-4125.  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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