Esther M. Mann

Esther Marie (Kurtz) Mann, 89, formerly of Kinzers, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur Mann, who died in 1997.

She was a homemaker, and had tended market stands in York and Philadelphia.

Esther attended Old Road Mennonite Church, and a member of Tidings of Peace Mennonite Church, York. She volunteered with mission work in Philadelphia, and gave foster care to infants for many years.

Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Jason and Anna (Hershey) Kurtz. Esther is survived by a brother, Willis J. married to Eileen (Siedhof) Kurtz and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Hershey E. and Frank L. Kurtz.

There will be a Celebration of Esther’s Life on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM in Old Road Mennonite Church, 5795 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA 17527. Richard Buckwalter is officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Traditional interment will take place in the Mount Rose Cemetery, York, at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Esther’s memory to the Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home, 2499 Zerbe Rd., Narvon, PA 17555.

 

Mary Jane Herr

Mary Jane (Rutt) Herr, 93, formerly of Lampeter, peacefully entered her eternal heavenly home on Saturday, June 16, 2018. She most recently resided at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, Pa.

Along with her husband, the late Glenn G. Herr, Mary Jane enjoyed assisting in the family flower business, the former Herr’s Flowers, Lampeter.  She was known to brighten many with her cheery floral deliveries.

Mary Jane enjoyed being with her family, had a fun sense of humor, and was a devoted
member of Willow Street Mennonite Church.

Born in Strasburg, Pa, Mary Jane was the daughter of the late Elmer and Anna (Martin) Rutt. She is survived by daughters, Marlene – wife of Robert Groff of Leola, Carol- wife of Daniel Neff, Manheim; a son, Dan – husband of Carolyn Herr, Lampeter; 12 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, David M. Rutt.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Mary Jane’s Life on Saturday, June
30 at 11:00 a.m. at the Willow Street Mennonite Church, corner of Penn Grant Rd and Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 a.m. Interment at convenience of family.

 

Ira C. Book

     

Ira C. “Bud” Book, 93, of Willow Street, died Thursday, June 14, 2018 while under the care of Hospice & Community Care. He was the husband of Grace E. (Reese) Book for over 71 years.

He was graduated from the former Strasburg High School in 1941.

Ira served in the US Army during WWII and was captured Christmas Eve of 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was held as a prisoner of war until being liberated in April 1945.

He worked for the former Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from AMTRAK as a maintenance signalman.

He was a long-time member of West Willow United Methodist Church.

Ira was a member of the American Legion Post #603, Quarryville, the Manor V.F.W. Post #7294, Millersville, and Strasburg Lodge #361, I.O.O.F.

Born in Strasburg Township, he was the son of the late Walter F. and Miriam (Barley) Book. In addition to Grace, he is survived by a son, Ira Michael married to Deborah Diane (Eshleman) Book; a daughter Beth Book Groff married to Gary L. Groff of Willow Street; two grandchildren, Nichole Book States married to James States of Wellsboro and Ty Michael married to Emily (Robinson) Book of Lancaster; three great-grandchildren, Zoe Lynn States, Lucy Elizabeth Book and Simon Drew Book. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Book Rice.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. Interment in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery will follow. There is no visitation scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Ira’s memory to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Lloyd S. Rohrer

Lloyd S. Rohrer, 87, of Holtwood, died at LGH on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was the husband of B. Marie (Stoner) Rohrer for over 62 years.

He was a graduate of Solanco High School, class of 1949. Lloyd served in the US Army from 1956 until being Honorably discharged from the US Army Reserves, Aviation Company, 104th Armored Division in 1962.

Lloyd was a butcher for Musser’s Market. He was a member of the American Association of Meat Processors and served on their Board of Directors for three years and the Governmental Affairs Committee for 13 years.

He taught a home Bible study for over 42 years.

Lloyd enjoyed hunting and traveling.

Born in Gap, he was the son of the late John Hershey and Emma Salome (Brackbill) Rohrer. Lloyd is also survived by his children, Janice R. married to Wayne R. Lefever of Quarryville, Sharin D. married to Chetan C. Mody of Greenville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Ellen R. Musser. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas L. Rohrer, a grandson, Mark D. Lefever, and ten siblings.

There will be a Celebration of Lloyd’s Life on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, 611 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA with Thomas D. Grassel officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Interment is private.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Lloyd’s memory to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201

 

Harry L. Miller

Harry L. Miller, 80, of West Lampeter Township, died at home on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. He was the husband of Elsie (Kilburn) Miller for over 59 years.

He worked for Harry Jacobs, Wagontown, and Bituminous Construction. In 2002, he retired from Pennsbury Township highways department after 15 years, where his co-workers called him “Butch.”

Harry enjoyed woodworking, refinishing furniture and playing pinochle with his buddies. He loved working in his yard and flower gardens.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Grant and Regina (Keller) Miller. In addition to Elsie, he is survived by a daughter, Vicki married to Bryan Metzler; a son, Rick married to Kelly (Binkley) Miller, all of Holtwood; two grandchildren, Eric married to Katie Force of York and Chase Miller of Holtwood; four step-grandchildren, Colin married to Mackenzie Long of Florida, Whitney Long of Holtwood, Justin Metzler of Lancaster and Caitlin Swindle of Lancaster; a brother, Grant E., Jr., married to Mary of New Mexico; five step-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a sister, Carolyn Lesher of Lancaster; and his beloved dog, Mandy Lynn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Miller.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 10:00 AM until 12 Noon on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur street, Strasburg, PA. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Harry’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

William Michael Windle

William Michael Windle, 52, of Smoketown, died peacefully at home on Sunday, May 27, 2018, with his wife, Michelle L. (Cornelius) Windle by his side, and surrounded by his family.

Born in Harford, County, Maryland on October 12, 1965, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Josephine (Earheart) Windle.

Affectionately known as “Mike,” he was a carpenter by trade.

Mike is survived by two sons, William J. married to Davina Cornelius of Leavenworth, Kansas and William “Michael” Windle, Jr. and companion Jazlyn Marie Ressler of Smoketown; two daughters, Katherine “Darnell” Windle of Ronks and Jacqueline Corrine Windle; seven grandchildren, Hailee Fisher, Aubrey Lefever, Aniyah Windle, Brayden Hegeman, Brentley Windle, Austin Duff, Alexys Windle and a grandchild due in July; four sisters, Rebecca married to William Shultz of York Haven, Debra married to Ron Ross of New Kensington, Brenda married to Allen Wyatt of Delta and Linda Simmons and companion Thomas Shenk of Joppa, MD; and a brother, John married to Tina Windle of NY. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Lee Windle.

There will be a viewing on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 6 until 8:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, and again on Tuesday, June 5 from 10 until 11:00 AM. The funeral is Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor ___ officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in memory of William M. Windle to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

James W. Frey, Jr.

                      

James W. Frey, Jr., 92, of Strasburg, died at the Mennonite Home on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was the husband of Janice (Guie) Frey for over 49 years.

He was a graduate of JP McCaskey High School class of 1944, the Lancaster Business School, and the Reisch American School of Auctioneering in August 1966.

Jim enlisted in the US Navy at age 17. He served during WWII on the 300 ft. Escort Carrier USS Roberts (DE749) for 30 months. He earned five Battle stars, including the invasion on Okinawa. Then, during the Korean War, he served on the 900 ft., 15,000-ton Escort Carrier Toledo (CA133) for 15 months, including radar jamming during the invasion of Inchon, Korea.

He was a long-time member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Strasburg.

He retired from Armstrong World Industries at age 56, where he worked in the data processing center and later in the property accounting department.

He was well known Antique Dealer, Appraiser and Auctioneer. He collected fine antiques, especially stoneware and red-ware. He loved going to auctions.

Jim was an active member, and Past-President, of the Strasburg Lions Club for over 56 years, a member of the Berks County Antique Dealers Association and the Strasburg Heritage Society.

Jim was a life-long Phillies fan, since the days of Joe DiMaggio. He always went to Clearwater, FL, to see them in spring training. He enjoyed eating at Bird-In-Hand Family Restaurant and watching Turner Classic Movies.

Jim enjoyed reading and traveling to Canadian Rockies, Ireland, London, England, and Bermuda several times. He made a trip to San Diego by rail to reunite with his Navy Chief.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late James W., Sr. and Edna Frey. In addition to Janice, he is survived by a son, Keith Frey of Selinsgrove; grandchildren, Tracy Reed, and Michael James Frey, both of Lancaster; great-grandchildren and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Frey.

There will be a Viewing on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7:00 until 9:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA.

The Funeral service will be on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 in Wesley United Methodist Church, Strasburg, with Pastor David Alderson officiating. There is a viewing at the church from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Jim’s memory to Wesley UM Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579 or Strasburg Lions Club, PO Box 281, Strasburg, PA 17579.