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BASEHOAR JOHN, 86, Industrial Engineer
John D. Basehoar, 86, of 239 Hershey Drive, Manheim, died Saturday evening, September 15, 2001 at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a long illness.
John was a registered professional engineer from 1963 to 1983.  He worked as an industrial engineer for Dentsply International of York for 13 years.  Previously, John worked for the Fuller Company in Manheim and York Manufacturing.
John also worked and operated Basehoar Ford in Littlestown for 20 year.
In retirement, John worked part-time as a driver and dispatcher for the Manheim Auto Auction for 17 years.
An active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manheim, John served several terms on the church council and taught Sunday school.
John was a member of Elks Club of Gettysburg No. 1045.
John owned his won sailboat and was a life member of Susquehanna Yacht Club, Wrightsville, where he served as commodore, vice commodore and rear commodore.
An antique automobile enthusiast, John co-founded the Gettysburg Region Antique Automobile Club of America.
John was a 1937 industrial engineering graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Born in Littlestown, John was the son of the late Daniel and Anna Shultz Basehoar.
John was married 60 years to Janet Shelley Basehoar.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by three daughters, Sally A., married to Terry D. Hall of Lititz, Jane L. Dilling companion, Paul J. Wilcox of Elizabethtown and Susan M., married to L. Robert Bellmore of Muncy; a son, Daniel E. married to Wendy L. Basehoar of Lititz; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Shriver of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN D. BASEHOAR
PLACE:  Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2 South Hazel Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  There will be no viewing. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
INTERMENT:  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, Pennsylvania
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend James W. Roth and the Reverend Paul B. Blank
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send contributions  in John’s Memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125 or to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 2 South Hazel Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania  17545.

COOLIDGE, FAY C., 70, Lancaster native
Fay C. Coolidge, 70 of 401 Eden Road, Lancaster, died unexpectedly of natural causes Monday morning, September 17, 2001 at the Lancaster General Hospital. 
Born in Lancaster Fay was the daughter of the late Russel M. and Margaret Mease Young.  She was the wife of John D. Collidge Jr. 
Fay was employed at Beverly Manor, Lancaster.  She was a volunteer for the Susquehanna Association for the Blind in Lancaster.  Fay enjoyed playing bridge, scrabble, drawing and painting.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, John D. Coolidge III and David A. Coolidge both of Lancaster, six grandchildren and one great grandson; two brothers, Russel D. married to Claire Young of Melbourne, Florida, John M. Young of Springfield, Virginia; three sisters, Nancy L. married to Norman Cronquist of Bellevue, Washington, Kathleen S. Singer of Lancaster and Cynthia L. married to Troy Crockett of Landisville.
Fay was preceded in death by one sister the late Mary Hoehn.
SERVICES FOR FAY COOLIDGE 
INTERMENT:  Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania.  Private Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
There will be No Viewing. 

COPE, NORAH M., 81, active in politics
Norah M. Cope, 81, of 902 Hossler Road, Manheim, formerly of McVeytown, Mifflin County, died Saturday, September 29, 2001 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, after a brief illness.
Very active in politics, Norah was president of the Lancaster County Republican Women.  She also was a committeewoman in Lancaster County from 1947 to 1968 and in Mifflin County from 1968 to 1995.
Norah was a charter member of the National Republican Committee and was president of the Manheim Women’s Club.
Mrs. Cope also was active in the Constitutional Party.  In 1974, she was the party’s candidate for governor.
Earlier this year, Norah was recognized by the Pennsylvania state senate for her active involvement to promote political knowledge and activity and to encourage honest government with her activity in Lancaster and Mifflin counties.
Norah had helped her husband run the family business, Lloyd G. Cope Plumbing Company in Manheim.
A member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim, Norah was involved in her earlier years with the Penn Laurel Council of the Girl Scouts.
Born in Jeanette, Norah was the daughter of the ate Benjamin F. and Sarah Hall Eckenroad.
Her husband, Lloyd G. Cope, died in 1989.
Survivors include four sons, L. Eugene, married to Joanne L. Zuch Cope of Lancaster, Benjamin W., married to Evelyn Essex Cope of Lititz, C. David, married to Mary Stewart Cope of Willow Street, and Douglas R., of Manheim; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Norah was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances C. Dohner, and three sisters and two brothers.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NORAH M. COPE
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may visit with the family at the Buch Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, October 3, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. and also on Thursday morning, October 4, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend John F. Dieterly
INTERMENT:  Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Memorial Contributions in Norah’s Memory to:  Freedom Village U.S.A., P.O. Box #24, Lakemont, New York, 14847 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604-4125.
 
ERLINE, RUTH K., 86, of United Zion Home
Ruth K. Erline, 86, of 1923 Lititz Pike, formerly of Lititz, died Monday, October 1, 2001 at United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz after a brief illness.
Ruth was a 71-year member of Lititz Moravian Congregation, where she was a deener for 25 years and belonged to the Women’s Fellowship.
Ruth was a 1933 graduate of Lititz High School.
She was a past member of Lady Sutter Rebekah Lodge 435 in Lititz. 
Ruth enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Born in Lititz, Ruth was a daughter of the late George P. and M. Ada Stump Keehn.
Ruth was married 19 years on September 25th to Dexter W. Erline.  Her first husband, Robert Frederick died in 1955.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Sylvia Frederick of Lancaster and R. Roberta, married to Dale Diehm of Elm; a stepdaughter, Edith, married to Robert Bedford of Lancaster; a grandson; a step-grandson; and three great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by a daughter, Roxanne Frederick; a grandson; and two brothers, George Keehn and John Keehn.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH K. ERLINE
PLACE:  Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday, October 5, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call in the Eschbach Parlor of the Lititz Moravian Church, 8 Church Square, Lititz on Friday, October 5, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory to:  Lititz Moravian Church, Memorial Fund for the Cemetery Arch, 8 Church Square, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543 or Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125. 

FORSTER, MARY E., Weis Market Retiree
Mary E. Forster, 89, formerly of 633 Hamilton Street, died Saturday, October 6, 2001 after a long illness at St. Anne’s Home, Columbia, where she had lived the past year.
Mary worked in the deli department of Weis Markets in Golden Triangle for 15 years, retiring in 1997.
Mary also worked for various standholders at Central Market and the former Southern Market.
Mrs. Forster was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
Mary enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
Born in Lancaster, Mary was the daughter of the late Theodore and Kathryn Hecker Wolf.
Her husband, Ludwig Forster, died in 1981.
Surviving are a son, James T., married to Pamela R. Herr Forster of Marietta; a daughter, Rita A., married to David W. Snavely of Lititz; two grandsons; Adam Ludwig Forster and Andrew David Forster; two brothers, Robert, married to Ellen Wolf, and Richard, married to Betsy Wolf, both of Lancaster; and a sister, Anna Antoniades of Ellicott City, Maryland.
Mary was preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert, William, Joseph and George Wolf.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR MARY E. FORSTER
PLACE:  St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday morning, October 12, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
VISITATION:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Thursday evening, October 11, 2001 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Friends may also call at the Church on Friday morning, October 12, 2001 from 9:30 A.M. until time of service.
CELEBRANT:  The Reverend Gerard J. Szymkowiak, C.S.S.R.
FINAL COMMENATION AND FAREWELL:  St. Joseph’s New Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster Township, Pennsylvania
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send contributions in Mary’s Memory to:  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.  
 
GEIB, JACOB S., RAPHO TWP.  FARMER
Jacob S. Geib, age 90, of 424 Prospect Road, Manheim, PA died Friday evening, September 7, 2001 at Mount Hope Church Home, Manheim, PA following a brief illness.
He was the husband of Grace G. Galbreath Geib and the couple observed 59 years of marriage this past January.  Born in Manheim, Jacob was the son of the late Abraham K. and Lizzie Strickler Geib.
Mr. Geib was a lifelong Rapho Township farmer and was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penryn, PA.  He was an avid checker player.
Surviving beside his wife are three sons, Irvin G. Geib and Melvin G. married to Brenda J. Burgard Geib, both of Manheim and Mahlon G. married to Faye E. Brubaker Geib of St. Charles, MN; four daughters, Esther G. married to Wilmer L. Shertzer of Columbia, Edna G. married to Raymond M. Rohrer of Lititz, Mae G. married to Robert E. Risser of Elizabethtown, and Ida G. Lantz of Manheim; thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul S. married to Ruth Geib of Mount Joy and Homer S. married to Ruth Geib of Manheim.
Jacob was preceded in death by five brothers, Elam S., Norman S., Samuel S., Abraham S., and Elmer S.; and three sisters, Edna S. Geib, Mabel S. Ruhl, and Edith S. Todd.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JACOB S. GEIB
LOCATION: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church  1258 Newport Road  Penryn, PA
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 11:00AM
VIEWING: Tuesday, September 11, 2001  from Buch Funeral Home  21 Market Square, Manheim, PA from 7PM until 9PM and from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church on Wednesday.
CLERGY: The Rev. Pamela Carnes
PLACE OF INTERMENT: Penryn Cemetery
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made in Jacob’s memory to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church  1258 Newport Road   Penryn, PA 17564

GREINER, WALTER B., 92, PenDOT worker
Walter B. Greiner, 92, of Mount Hope Church Home, Manheim, died of natural causes Saturday, September 29, 2001 at the home.
Walter lived in the Manheim area for many years and at Mount Hope Church Home for a year.
Walter worked ten years for the Lancaster division of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, where he was a road crew maintenance worker.  He retired in 1974.
Walter also was a caretaker of Colebrook Trinity Lutheran Cemetery for a number of years.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Walter served in the Forest Headquarters Division and was a member of Mount Joy American Legion, Walter S. Ebersole Post 185.
Walter was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, Pennsylvania State Fox Hunter’s Association and Milton Grove Sportsman Club.
Born in Mount Joy Township, Walter was the son of the late Aaron and Mary Boyd Greiner.
Surviving are two brothers, Franklin B., married to Edith E. Greiner of Mount Joy, and Earl B. of Manheim; and a sister, Nora Youtz of Elizabethtown.
Walter was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Harvey, Arthur and Harding; and a sister, Marge Hoffer.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WALTER B. GREINER
PLACE:  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, corner of Church and Colebrook Roads, Colebrook, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 2:00 P.M..
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the church from 1:00 P.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:   The Reverend Robert E. Custer and the Reverend Conrad B. Youse
INTERMENT:  Colebrook Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Kindly omit flowers – Memorial Contributions in Walter’s Memory to:  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colebrook, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box #237, Colebrook, Pennsylvania 17042.
 
HALDEMAN, RUTH, W., 85, active in Church
Ruth W. Haldeman, 85, of 1419 Gish Road, Manheim, died Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2001 at Mount Hope Church Home, Manheim, after a long illness.
Ruth helped her husband operate the family farm in Penn Township for many years, and also worked as a cook for Manheim Auto Auction.  In her early years, Ruth was a houseparent, along with her husband, for the former Hershey Industrial Schools, now the Hershey School.
A member of Chiques Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Haldeman was the head deacon’s wife of the church.  Ruth also was active with the church’s Ladies Aid Society, Brethren Disaster Relief, sewing with the church hospital auxiliary for Lancaster hospitals and helping with the children’s Sunday school.
Ruth made quilts for all 23 of her grandchildren and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening.
Born in Rapho Township, Ruth was the daughter of the late Walter and Daisy White Hosler.
Ruth was married to Daniel G. Haldeman for 64 years on March 20.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Barry L., married to Colleen Neher Haldeman, and James H., married to Donna M. Gochenour Haldeman, both of Manheim; four daughters, Linda H., married to John Kopp of Sunbury, Mary A., married to Robert M. Wolgemuth of Manheim, Bonita L., married to Ervin Stutzman of Harrisonburg, Va., and Sylvia J., married to William Gearhart of Halifax; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are four brothers, Stanley, married to Elsie Hosler of Mount Joy, Mark Hosler of Lititz, and Galen, married to Alta Hosler, and Marlin, married to Mae Hosler, both of Manheim; and four sisters, Naomi Hollinger of Lebanon, and Orpha Foreman, Esther, married to Wilbur G. Lehman, and Grace Myer, all of Manheim.
Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Hosler, and a sister, Amelia Buckwalter.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUTH W. HALDEMAN
PLACE:  Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2001 at 4:00 P.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the church on Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2001 from 2:30 P.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  J. Becker Ginder, Ervin Stutzman and Wilbur G. Lehman
INTERMENT:  Chiques Church of the Brethren, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send contributions in Ruths’ Memory to:  Mount Hope Church Home, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania   17545.

HOFFER, MABEL, 82, helped on family farm
Mabel S. Hoffer, 82, of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, formerly of 1940 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, died of natural causes Tuesday morning, September 25, 2001 at Brethren Village.
Mabel had lived at Brethren Village since 1992.
Mrs. Hoffer helped her husband operate the family farm in Rapho Township.
Mabel was a member of Chiques Church of the Brethren, Manheim, where she taught Sunday school.  Mabel also was a member of Mastersonville Fire Company ladies auxiliary.
Mabel was a 1939 graduate of the former Mount Joy High School.
Mabel enjoyed traveling, reading, flower and vegetable gardening and serving people.
Her husband, Emanuel S. Hoffer Sr., died in 1992.
Born in Rapho Township, Mabel was the daughter of the late Jacob Y. and Margie Frey Stauffer.
Surviving are four sons, Kervin S., married to Ruth A. Kreider Hoffer of Bainbridge, Clarence S. “Chuck” married to Sondra Ratzloff Hoffer of Manheim, Emanuel S. Jr., married to Tena P. Waters Hoffer of Mount Joy, and Gary S., married to Barbara Hertzler Hoffer of Lititz; two daughters, Eleanor S., married to William C. Haldeman of Hershey, and Shirley S., married to Glenn S. Weaver of Ephrata; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eva, married to Harry Stauffer, and Orlena, married to John Brubaker, both of Lititz.
Mabel was preceded in death by two brothers, Orville and Elwood Stauffer, and two sisters, Almeda Garber and Marie Stauffer.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MABEL HOFFER
PLACE:  Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Friday evening, September 28, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  Friends may also call at the Church on Saturday morning, September 29, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
MINISTERS:  Glen M. Faus and J. Becker Ginder
INTERMENT:  Chiques Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township, Pennsylvania.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Mabel’s Memory to:  Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Center, 132 South 8th Street, Lebanon, Pennsylvania  17042.
 
JOHNSTONE, RICHARD O., 
US Navy, Retired
Richard O. Johnstone, age 71, of 598 West Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, PA died Saturday evening, October 6, 2001 at Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lebanon, PA following a lengthy illness.
Richard was the husband of Mary Ann Diffenderfer Kreider Johnstone.  The couple observed 16 years of marriage this past March.  Born in Oak Park, IL he was the son of the late Alan Robert and Gladys Maude Snyder Johnstone.
A US Navy career man he he enlisted in 1948.  After attending boot camp and photo school, he served as an aviation photographer’s mate in Pensacola, FL for six months.  He then was assigned to ZP3, a blimp squadron in Lakehurst, NJ where he worked as a general photographer for two years.  He next worked in lens reconditioning and motion picture processing while stationed in Philadelphia. 
From there he served aboard the USS Forrestal for 10 months as 1st class photographer’s mate and the USS Atka, an icebreaker, resupplying dew lines in northern Alaska and Canada. 
While stationed in Yorktown, VA he attended the school of mine warfare and worked as a photographer in training aids for two years.  In August 1959, Richard was accepted into the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP) and began attending Penn State University, from which he received a B.S. Degree in Physics in January of 1963.  After graduation from both Penn State and Officer’s Candidate School (OCS), he taught reactor principles and physics at nuclear power school in Bainbridge, MD for 4 years.
He then served aboard the USS Mazama as operations officer, with a 10-month tour of duty in Vietnam.  He next worked in Washington, DC at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and finished his naval career at the Damage Control Training Center in Philadelphia.
He retired from the US Navy as Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in June of 1973.
After his naval career he was employed as a realtor associate at Penn Realty in Manheim for 2 years.
In May 1975, Richard joined Fulton Bank, Lancaster as a Trust Real-Estate Officer in the Trust Department, where he assumed responsibility for the sale and disbursement of personal property and real estate for individuals and estates.  He retired as Senior Trust Real Estate Officer in May of 2000.
Richard was a former member of St. James Episcopal Church , Lancaster and attended East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim. He was a member of the Lancaster County Board of Realtors, the Penn State Alumni Association, and the Retired Officer Association.  He was a member and past president of the Red Rose Barbershop Chorus and a member of  the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancing Association (USABDA).
His hobbies included travelling, gardening, ballroom dancing, and collecting American Art Pottery.  He was an avid fan of both Penn State football and Manheim Central Barons football teams.
Surviving beside his wife are two sisters, Anne married to Jack Stumpf of Scottsdale, AZ and Mary Frances married to Joseph Vaccaro of Colorado Springs, CO.
Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Hess Johnstone who died in January 1983.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR RICHARD O. JOHNSTONE
LOCATION: East Fairview Church of the Brethren,1187 Fairview Road  Manheim, PA
DATE AND TIME: Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 2:00PM
VISITATION: The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church
CLERGYMEN: Rev. Donald W. Rummel and Rev. Jimm A. Roland
INTERMENT: A private interment service will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit flowers.  At the request of the family, contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County  685 Good Drive  P.O. Box 4125   Lancaster, PA 17604-4125

ROBERT LANDIS SR., worked at Kunzler
Robert Landis Sr., 56, of 12 Lititz Run Road, Lititz, PA died Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Lancaster General Hospital following a brief illness.  
Robert worked more than 25 years for Kunzler Company Inc., Lancaster, until his recent illness.
Robert was a 1963 graduate of Warwick High School
Robert enjoyed sports of all kinds and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.  He also enjoyed golfing, landscaping, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
Born in Lancaster, Robert was the foster son of Dorothy M. Landis of Lititz. 
Robert was the husband of Marsha A. Male Landis and they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on June 1st of this year.
Surviving in addition to his wife and foster mother are two daughters, Christine A. married to Claude B. Berger Jr., of Lititz; Lori A. married to Todd Ebersole of Newmanstown; two sons, Robert Jr., married to Che Ulrich Landis of Ephrata, and Mark D. married to Laura J. Yunkin Landis of Lititz; and eight grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBERT LANDIS SR.
PLACE:   Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania
DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 8, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home on Sunday evening, October 7, 2001 from 6:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. and also on Monday morning, October 8, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend Martha Sheaffer
INTERMENT:  Brickerville Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Robert’s memory to:  The American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110.

LONG, ROBERT S., 53, was a Christian
Robert S. Long, 53, of 1496 Newport Road, Penryn, died Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at home after a brief illness.  Robert had been under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County.
Robert was a yardman for J.H. Brubaker Inc. in Manheim for three years. He previously worked 25 years for Murry Companies in Lancaster.
Robert was a member of Congregational Bible Church, Marietta, and a former member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Penryn.  He loved gospel music and sang in the choirs of both churches.
Robert was an avid golfer and enjoyed working outside, especially tending his fruit trees.
Born in Rapho Township, Robert was the son of Silas H. Long of Luther Acres, and the late Edith S. Ober Long.
Robert was married 32 years in April to Kaye Ream Long.
Surviving in addition to his wife and father are a daughter, Lisa, married to Loren Miller of Manheim; a son, Michael of Lancaster; three grandsons; two sisters, Edith Arlene, married to Melvin A. Hershey of St. Charles, Minn., and Marion J., married to Frederick J. Bowlan of Manheim; and four brothers, Ronald E., married to Lois J. Hoffer Long, and David L., married to Tina Bohner Long, both of Manheim; Timothy G., married to Lori Yergo Long of Camp Hill, and John K., married to Linda Browning of Paradise.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBERT S. LONG
PLACE:  Congregational Bible Church, 1185 River Road, Marietta, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Monday morning, September 17, 2001 at 10:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Sunday evening, September 16, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Friends may also call at the church on Monday morning, September 17, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Michael Moriarty and Pastor Elam Hollinger.
INTERMENT:  Penryn Cemetery, Penn Township.
MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send Memorial Contributions in Roberts’ Memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125  or  Congregational Bible Church, Memorial Fund, 1185 River Road, Marietta, Pennsylvania  17547.

MALIN, HENRY J.,  FORMERLY OF EAST PETERSBURG
Henry J. Malin, age 80, of 6248 Carpenter Street, East Petersburg, PA died  Sunday, September 9, 2001  of natural causes at Manor Care Health Services, Lancaster.
For 58 years he was the husband of Helen Mary Kuzemka Malin.  Born in Milford, CT he was the son of the late Adolph & Stella Darzenska Malinosky.
Henry was employed as a machine tool salesman for Bullard Company in Bridgeport, CT.  He was a WWII veteran serving in the Navy.
Mr. Malin was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lancaster.  He was a member of East Petersburg Historical Society and participated with the East Petersburg Fire Truck Restoration committee and the East Petersburg Recycling committee.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying gardening, fishing and golf.
Surviving beside his wife are one son, John M. husband of Celeste Malin of Milford, CT; two daughters, Jackie married to Loren A. Torrens of Kasson, MN and Marilynn married to Thomas Sturgess of Northford, CT; a brother Lloyd married to Arlene Malinosky of Wallingford, CT; and three sisters, Jean married to Edward Daca, Tecla married to Paul Foran, and Ceil married to William Bloxsom all of Milford CT; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Henry was preceded in death by a son, Henry J. Malin , Jr.; a brother, Joseph Malinosky and two sisters; Sophie Norris, and Laura Markovics.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR HENRY J. MALIN 
LOCATION: Buch Funeral Home   21 Market Square   Manheim, PA
DATE & TIME: Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 6:30PM
CONTRIBUTIONS: Please omit flowers.  Contributions may be sent in Mr. Malin’s memory to the American Heart Association 610 Community Way  Lancaster, PA 17603 or to Alheimer’s Association  Building 2  Suite 321   2001 North Front Street   Harrisburg, PA 17102

MYER, FLORENCE, H., Lititz Homemaker
Florence H. Myer, 88, of Moravian Manor Retirement Community, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, died Tuesday morning, September 25, 2001 at Moravian Manor after a two-month illness.
A resident of Moravian Manor since July, Florence had lived 3-1/2 years at Mount Hope Church Home, Manheim, and was formerly of 39 Penn Valley Village in Lititz.
A homemaker, Florence served with her husband as houseparents at Milton S. Hershey School.
Florence was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren in Manheim.
Florence enjoyed sending cards, flowers and vegetable gardening, cooking and word puzzles.
Her husband, Lloyd M. Myer, died in 1981.
Born in Clay Township, Florence was the daughter of the late Tillman and Anna Hess Risser.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth R., married to Miriam Cassel Myer; and L. Elwood, both of Manheim; two daughters, Ruth Ann, married to Gerald C. Rohrer of Smoketown, and Esther R., married to Marlin J. Fahnestock of Lititz; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Florence was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Harnish.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FLORENCE H. MYER
PLACE:  White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Friday morning, September 28, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the church on Thursday evening, September 27, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.   Friends may also call at the Church on Friday morning, September 28, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
MINISTERS:   Samuel M. Cassel and Rufus G. Fahnestock
INTERMENT:  Longenecker’s Brethren Cemetery, Lititz, Pennsylvania
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Flowers will be received.  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Florence’s memory to the Mount Hope Church Home, Memorial Fund, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania 17545 or to Moravian Manor Retirement Community, Memorial Fund, 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543.

NISSLEY, ALVERTA E., AGE 72
Alverta E. Nissley, age 72, of 591 Fruitville Pike, Manheim died Monday morning, September 17, 2001 unexpectedly of natural causes at Lancaster General Hospital.
Alverta was married for 53 years to Jacob W. Nissley this past April 24th 2001.  Born in Penn Township she was the daughter of the late William S. and Ada D. Eichelberger Birkenbine.
Mrs. Nissley was first employed by the former William Noggle Garment Company, Manheim. She was next employed by the former Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster and last worked at Kreider’s Deli, Manheim.  She also assisted her husband with his homemade broom making business.
She was a member at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim.  For the past ten years she volunteered with the American Red Cross at Lancaster General Hospital.  She enjoyed the outdoors and wildlife and going to their mountain cabin in Snyder County.  An avid square dancer she and her husband belonged to four square dancing groups, Grand Square, Union Suiters, Cross Trailers, and Do-Pos-O over a period of eleven years.
Surviving beside her husband is a sister, Darlene E. married to Ernest J. Ferretti of Strasburg.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Louise Good; a brother, Elmer Birkenbine and a sister, Myrtle E. Birkenbine.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALVERTA E. NISSLEY
LOCATION:   Buch Funeral Home   21 Market Square  Manheim, PA 
DATE & TIME:  Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 10:00AM
VIEWING:  Thursday, September 20, 2001 from 9:00AM until time of service at the funeral home 
CLERGY:  Pastor James F. Price,  Pastor Randy C. Leitzel and Pastor Richard S. Williammee
INTERMENT:  Ruhl’s United Methodist Cemetery
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please omit flowers.  Contributions may be made in Alverta’s memory to the American Red Cross  430 West Orange Street  Lancaster, PA 17603
JULY 7, 2001 AT 2:00 P.M.

ROHRER, CRYSTAL, MARIE, 14, I.U. 13 Student
Crystal Marie Rohrer, 14, of 2670 Northfield Drive, East Petersburg, died Wednesday evening, September 5, 2001 at her home after a four-year illness.
Crystal was a 7th grader at the Landisville Middle School with the Intermediate Unit #13.
An animal lover, Crystal enjoyed going too petting zoos and collecting stuffed animals.
Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Crystal was the daughter of Robin E. Tshudy Rohrer, married to Roy M. Sides, with whom she lived, and Dennis Eugene Rohrer of Aiea, Hawaii.
Surviving in addition to her parents and stepfather are two brothers, Michael D. Rohrer and Matthew D. Rohrer, both at home; a sister, Amber R. Rohrer, at home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Rose Tshudy of Manheim and paternal grandfather, Eugene D. Rohrer of Manheim.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR CRYSTAL MARIE ROHRER
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE:  Friday, September 14, 2001 at 7:30 P.M.
VIEWING:  There will be no viewing.  Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening, September 14, 2001 from 6:30 p.m. until time of service.
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Crystals’ memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125.
OFFICIATING:  The Reverend John F. Dieterly
INTERMENT:   Private and at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania.
        
VELMA H. SCHOLL, 57, Foster Parent
Velma H. Scholl, 57, of 2477 Valley Road East Petersburg, died Saturday evening, September 22, 2001 at her home following a brief illness.  
Born in Lancaster, PA Velma was the daughter of Walter L. Jr. and Martha Hernley Keener of Woodcrest Villa, Lancaster.  She was the wife of Roy L. Scholl and they observed their 37th wedding anniversary on July 25th of this year.  
Velma devoted her life to caring for children and served as a foster parent along with her husband for thirty years and helped to care for more than sixty children in four different counties where they lived in Pennsylvania.
A member of Erisman Mennonite Church in Manheim, Velma volunteered her time in the nursery department for the Learning In Fellowship Together “ LIFT “ program based at the church. 
Velma was a 1962 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School.  She enjoyed music and was a member of the former Choraleers vocal group that performed throughout the United States under the direction of Arnold and Maietta Moshier.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are two daughters, Kaylene D. Scholl of Lancaster and Kendra D. Scholl at home; a son, Kent D., married to Joelle Less Scholl of East Petersburg; and a foster son, Miguel Correa at home; two grandsons, Adam and Patrick; two sisters, Audrey, married to James Hilsher of Manitoba, Canada, and Marilyn, married to Fred Baldwin of Carlisle; four brothers, Nelson, married to Jeannie Reist Keener of Lancaster, Gerald married to Donna Zehr Keener residing in Vietnam, Lamar married to Theresa Grassel Keener of La Mesa California; Arlen, married to Kathy Boll Keener of Mountville. 
She was preceded in death by one sister, Charlene Keener.   
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VELMA H. SCHOLL
PLACE:  Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 South Erisman Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 11:00 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 South Erisman Road, Manheim, PA on Wednesday evening, September 26, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and also on Thursday morning, September 27, 2001 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Andrew G. Miller and Pastor Emory Scholl
INTERMENT:  Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township, PA
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Velma’s  memory to:  Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125.

GRACE M. SENSENDERFER, 82, was secretary
Grace M. Sensenderfer, 82 of 213 South Broad Street, Lititz, died Wednesday morning, September 19, 2001 at her home following a lengthy illness.  
Born in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Grace was the daughter of the late Warren M. and Edith E. Witmyer Demmy. She was the wife of the late Frederick G. Sensenderfer who died in 1979. 
Grace worked as a secretary for St. Paul’s U.C.C. Lancaster, which later became Church of the Apostles, UCC in Lancaster for thirty years retiring in 1999.   Grace was honored in February 2000 for 30 years of service in the church and many more as a church member.  She previously worked for the former Manheim Asbestos Co. for 26 years.
As a very active member of the Church of the Apostles, UCC Lancaster Grace served on the senior choir for over 40 years, was a member of the Women’s Guild and Rose Circle.  Grace continued her work with the Church’s altar flowers after her retirement. She was a member of the Homestead Village Auxiliary, Lancaster General Hospital Auxiliary, and the Ladies Auxiliary - Valley of Reading A.A.S.R.  Grace enjoyed needlework of all kinds.
Surviving are a daughter, Shelby married to Willard “Bill” Hackman of Lititz, two grandsons, Michael F. Hackman of Lancaster and Christopher A. married to Jill M. Hackman of Lititz, and three great grandsons, three sisters, Mary E. Lewis and Delores married to William C. Paulsen all of Lititz, and Martha married to Richard Knight of Manheim.  
Grace was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd Demmy, Harold Demmy, W. Clayton Demmy, and Robert Demmy.  She also was preceded in death by a half brother the late J. Malcom Schaffer.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR GRACE SENSENDERFER
PLACE:  Church of the Apostles, UCC, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DATE & TIME:  Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 11:30 A.M.
VIEWING:  There will be a private viewing for the family at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania on Saturday morning, September 22, 2001 from 8:30 A.M. until 9:15 A.M.
Friends may visit with the family immediately following the memorial service at the Church.
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS
OFFICIATING:  Pastors Emeriti the Reverend Nevin E. Schellenberger and the Reverend Glenn J. Rader.
INTERMENT:   Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Grace’s memory to:  Church of the Apostles, UCC Piano Fund, 1850 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603-2398 or Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box #4125, Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17604-4125.

YORTY, KENNETH, 62, owned transport company
Kenneth C. Yorty, 62, of 2861 Dogwood Circle, Manheim, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 27, 2001 of natural causes at Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Annville, Kenneth was the son of the late Charles and Bernice Loser Yorty.  He was married to Heidi Burghardt Yorty.
Kenneth was the owner and operator of Yorty’s Transport in Manheim.  Prior to that, he worked as a salesman for several car dealers in the Lancaster County area.  Kenneth also worked as a real estate agent for Penn Reality, Manheim and also owned and operated the former Yorty’s Restaurant and Service Center along Route 72, in Manheim.
An Eagle Scout, Kenneth volunteered his time for Scout Troops in Manheim area.  He was the past President and a former member of the Manheim Lions Club.  Kenneth also was a member of the Elstonville Sportsmen Association and the Navy Club Ship 91, in Lebanon.
Kenneth was an avid Manheim Baron’s football fan and enjoyed Nascar Racing and going to the Five Point Hunting Camp in Union County.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Kyle C., married to Dawn M. Brightbill Yorty of Manheim; a step-daughter, Annette M. Heagy of Philadelphia, five grandchildren; two brothers, David, married to Vicki Yorty, Pollock Pines, California; and Robert, married to Doris Yorty of Annville, PA
Kenneth was preceded in death by a son, Shan D. Yorty, and  a step-daughter, Michaela K. “Michi” Douple.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KENNETH C. YORTY
PLACE:  Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, Pennsylvania.
DATE & TIME:  Monday, October 1, 2001 at 10:30 A.M.
VIEWING:  Friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home on Monday morning, October 1, 2001 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.
INTERMENT:  Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
OFFICIATING:  Pastor Greg Funk
CONTRIBUTIONS:  Please Omit Flowers – Those desiring may send memorial contributions in Kenneth’s Memory to:  The American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.


 

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