Bryon C. Hallock

Bryon Hallock, 29, of Leola, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 after losing his battle with depression and addiction.

He attended Solanco High School.

Bryon loved spending time with his daughter Ava, with whom he had a special bond.

Born in Thomasville, Georgia, he was the son of Michael Hallock and Melisa Hagan and the step-son of Tammy Hallock and Ernest Hagan. Bryon is also survived by two brothers, Scott McComsey and Brandon Hagan; four sisters, Samantha Klebanow, Rachel Powell, Melody Hagan and Megan McComsey.

Services and interment are private.

Anna Mary Mellinger

Anna Mary Mellinger, 90, of Lancaster, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Born on the family farm in Strasburg Township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Mellinger. She is survived by her siblings, Betty Jane, wife of Richard Neal of California, John Robert husband of Mary Jo Mellinger of Missouri, Allen, husband of Ann Mellinger of Strasburg Township and Nancy Mellinger Zendt of Maryland. Anna Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Mellinger and a brother, Richard Mellinger.

Anna Mary graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Lancaster and Dunbarton College of Washington, DC. She received an MA in English Literature from Penn State University and an MA in International Relations from UCLA, California.

She began teaching in a one-room school in Strasburg Township, but left for Alaska in 1952 to teach for three years in Cordova and Juneau. Anna Mary returned to teach in Lancaster for two years before teaching in the Overseas Schools for the Department of Defense. For thirty-five years, she taught in England, Germany and Turkey.

She traveled extensively on five continents and was a tour guide to family and friends during the summer.

After forty-five years of teaching, she returned to Lancaster county and retired.

There will be a Celebration of Anna Mary’s Life on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, with Father Deogratias Rwegasira officiating. The family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

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

PLEASE NOTE: We were informed that PennDOT will be paving South Decatur Street on Monday. Please use West Main Street, South Fulton and Franklin Streets for the Rear Entrance to the Funeral Home!

John C. Riehl

John C. Riehl, 66, of Strasburg Township, died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on Thursday, September 20, 2018.

He was the son of the late Gideon S. and Gertrude Ida (Cramer) Riehl.

John worked as an auto body technician for Lancaster Toyota Mazda.

He is survived by a daughter, Alberta Riehl-Smith of Lititz; a grandson, Zachary Smith; three brothers and two sisters.

John’s wishes were for no services and private interment.

C. Robert Myers

C. Robert Myers, 79, of Lancaster, died while under the care of Hospice & Community Care on Monday, September 17, 2018. He was the husband of the late Judy A. (Coffroad) Myers, who died in 2007.

Bob graduated from Lampeter- Strasburg High School. He worked as a truck driver for the Kunzler & Company, Inc.

He enjoyed gardening, his 1946 Allis-Chalmers and other antique vehicles. He loved spending time with his family.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Dorothy (Lefever) Myers. Bob is survived by a son, David L. Myers of Strasburg, and a daughter, Darlene married to James C. Petersen; four grandchildren and a great-grandson; siblings, Miriam Meleizen of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth G. Myers, Sr.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the West Willow United Methodist Church, 118 West Willow Road, Willow Street, PA with Pastor Bob Garvey officiating. There will be a visitation at the church from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment in Riverview Burial Park is Tuesday afternoon.

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


Harlan H. Hoover

Harlan H. Hoover, 81, of Gordonville, passed away on Monday September 17, 2018 at Lancaster General
Hospital after contracting West Nile virus. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late V. Emanuel and Edith (Heller) Hoover, and the husband of Janice M. (Rohrer) Hoover, with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in October.

He was a 1954 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School. After being employed by Norman L. Graham, Builder, for 46 years, he was a self-employed contractor until his death.

Harlan volunteered his knowledge and skills over the years at many places, including Global Aid Ministries, The Factory Ministries, and the Pequea Valley Public Library. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served on the building and property committees, was an usher, and was involved with the facility maintenance. He served on the Leacock Township Planning Commission for many years, most of them as chairman. He enjoyed both hands-on and management of all sorts of construction projects.

Harlan’s grandchildren were a special source of joy for him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jon, husband of Jacqueline (Schmid), Nottingham, England; daughter Jill, wife of Robert Heine, New Holland; grandchildren Mark, Yasmin, Carissa, and Kayla; brother L. Eugene (Marilyn), and sisters Sharyn (Mahlon) Habecker, and Rhoda (Elias) Jabbour.

A Memorial service will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA. The family will greet friends from 12:30 until 1:55 PM. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Global Aid Network, 2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, TX 75075 or The Factory Ministries 3293 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562.

Ella Mae “Sue” (Weaver) Hershey

Ella Mae “Sue” (Weaver) Hershey almost 100, of Brethren Village, formerly of West Lampeter Township joined her husband Richard “Digger Dick” Hershey and her daughter Barbara (Hershey) Myer in Heaven on September 13, 2018.  She was born in West Lampeter Township on November 1, 1918 to B. Ellis and Ella (Houser) Weaver.  She and her husband Dick celebrated their 64th anniversary on June 12, 2007.  Dick died on December 1, 2007.

Ella Mae was a 1937 graduate of West Lampeter Township High School and a 1942 graduate of Millersville Teachers College where she played the trumpet in the marching band.  She was an English teacher for four years but preferred being a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s excavating business.

A charter member of the Church of the Apostles, UCC she was previously a member of St Paul’s United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school.  She was an active member of Farm Women Society 18 for more than 50 years.  She was a dedicated and long term volunteer at Conestoga View.  She and her husband delivered for Meals on Wheels for many years.  Ella Mae and Dick enjoyed traveling to the Holy Lands and the contiguous 48 States.  They loved attending Penn State Football games with their son and his wife for nearly 20 years.  We estimated that Ella Mae was an annual patron of the Jigger Shop at Mount Gretna for more than 85 years including her 99th year.

She is survived by a son Robert M. and his wife Mary T. Hershey of State College, son-in-law Robert Myer of West Lawn, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, husband, and daughter, she was preceded in death by her sisters Helen Weaver, Mary Brown, Mildred Mayer, and M. Elizabeth Brown.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ella Mae’s Life on Saturday, November 3 at Noon, at the Church of the Apostles, United Church of Christ, 1850 Marietta Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603 with Rev. Kathryn Kuhn officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am.  A light lunch will be served after the service at the Church Hall.  Interment will be private at Longeneckers Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604 or Church of the Apostles, UCC.


Lloyd G. Kreider


Lloyd Groff Kreider, 86, of Lancaster and formerly of Esbenshade Road, Ronks, passed away at LGH on Thursday, September 06, 2018. He was the husband of Ruth (Deiter) Kreider for 50 years.

Born in Paradise Township, Lloyd was the son of the late Paul D. and Mary (Groff) Kreider. He is survived by two sons, Gerald Kreider and Gary married to Denise Kreider and three grandchildren, Janelle, Katrina and Michael.

Lloyd loved being a self-employed dairy farmer. He helped his neighbors in tobacco fields and when there was a barn fire.  He also worked for Walter Rohrer dressing chickens and traveling to Philadelphia market, and at Esbenshade Turkey Farm.

In retirement, he kept busy working at the Old Candle Barn and cracked and sold walnuts during the winter.

Lloyd volunteered with Meals-On-Wheels for nine years. He enjoyed following and telling his friends about the weather.

He was a faithful member of the former Paradise Mennonite Church. He and Ruth recently attended Gordonville Bible Church. Lloyd would read the Bible each year.

There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM in Grace Point Church of Paradise, 8 South Singer Avenue, Paradise, PA.  The family will greet friends after the service.

Interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery will be private.