Pamela J. Mellinger

Pamela J. Mellinger, 55, of New Providence, passed away at home on Sunday, August 5, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Craig Mellinger. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

She was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1980. Pam worked in the offices of Nolt’s Auto Parts, and was a valued employee there. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling with her boys.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice (Mowery) Soders. In addition to Craig, she is survived by a son, Cole Mellinger of New Providence and two half-sisters, Jamie and Jessie.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Eva M. Kohlmaier

Eva M. Kohlmaier, 94, formerly of Strasburg, passed away at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Saturday, August 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Kohlmaier, who died in 1993.

Eva graduated from Penn Manor High School, class of 1942. She retired from Armstrong World Industries in 1987.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Strasburg.

She enjoyed fishing and spent her summers at Shawn’s Hideaway in Delaware. She also liked to travel and took many bus trips and cruises.

Eva spent hours crocheting doilies and lap blankets for the Veteran’s Hospitals.

Born in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Lydia A. (Carpenter) Snyder. Eva is survived by a daughter, Donna (Wenditz) married to Richard Bitterman of Strasburg; a step-daughter, Debra Kohlmaier Fleury and a step-son, David Kohlmaier; both of Canton, GA; her grandchildren, Timothy S. Bitterman, Karen Bitterman-Bailey, Courtney E. Wenditz Farabaugh, Kimberly S. Hyell and Eric D. Kohlmaier and 12 great-grandchildren. Eva was preceded in death by a son, Douglas C. Wenditz, a twin sister Edith Weaver, sister Dorothy Erb and her brothers, Walter, Earl and Robert Snyder and her longtime friend, Clarence Farrell.

The family would like to thank QPRC, Garden West, for the excellent care given to Eva.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 West Main Street, Strasburg, PA with Pastor Dave Ryan officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Eva’s memory to Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579.


Mildred W. “Millie” Brown

Mildred “Millie” Graham Weaver Brown, 95, formerly of Strasburg and Woodcrest Villa, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, at the Mennonite Home on August 2, 2018.

Millie was born in Strasburg Township, the daughter of the late Mark E. Weaver and Ada (Graham) Weaver. She graduated from the Strasburg High School, class of 1941. She retired after 28 years of service from the Bank of Lancaster County, formerly the First National Bank of Strasburg.

Millie was a member of Calvary Church, Lancaster. She served as a volunteer at Lancaster General Hospital for 20 plus years, earning an award for over 4,000 hours of service. Millie enjoyed vacations in Colorado and Nebraska with her family, bus trips, and card clubs with her friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue Hammel, Lancaster, and Margaret Ann Eckman wife of Dr. James P. Eckman, Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Heather Rogers (Eric) Parker, CO, Sean Finn (Christy) Brookfield, CO, Matthew Hammel (Heather) Hallam, Nathan Hammel (Traci) Quarryville, Jonathan Eckman (Irene) London, England, Joanna Thompson (Greg) Omaha, NE. Seven great-grandchildren, Lorna and Fallan Rogers, Jordan and Robert Finn, James and Michael Hammel and George Kyme-Eckman.

In addition to her parents, Millie was preceded in death by her sisters Emma W. Smith and Dorothy W. Wenger, a daughter, Linda Mae Brown Finn, a son-in-law, Timothy W. Hammel and a great-grandson, Joseph Hammel.

The family would like to thank the Mennonite Home and Hospice & Community
Care for the excellent care given to Millie.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Millie’s Life on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Eagle Commons at Woodcrest Villa, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA. The family will greet friends from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. Traditional interment in Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution to the Benevolent Care, Mennonite Home Communities Development, 2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.