Michael C. Groff

Michael C. Groff, 70, of Strasburg, died at home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 following a long illness. He was the husband of Sandra (Shaub) Groff for 50 years.

He graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School and Apprenticeship School for Construction.

Mike retired as a Superintendent after over 40 years in the construction business. He worked for Wholsen Construction, Horst Construction and Paul Risk Construction.

He was a life member of the Strasburg Fire Company No. 1 and the former Strasburg Ambulance Association.

Mike was a member of Christiana Lodge #417, F. & A. M. and the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge, Quarryville.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to the mountains. Mike loved to cook and host cookouts.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Jerre L. Groff and the late Jane E. (Rineer) Groff. In addition to Sandy, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey married to Connie Groff of Willow Street and Brian married to Sherri Groff of Ronks; a daughter, Michele Groff of Strasburg; eleven grandchildren; two brothers, Doug married to Jacqueline Groff of Strasburg and Steve married to Diane Groff of Lancaster and two sisters, Kate married to Mike McMullan of Marcus Hook, and Christine married to Larry Day of Bozeman, MT.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice & Community Care for their kindness and wonderful care.

It was Mike’s wish that services and interment will be private at the convenience of his family.

Please consider sending a contribution in Mike’s memory to Hospice & Community Care. PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.


Ruth G. Work

Ruth G. Work, 88, formerly of Gordonville, died on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Lancashire Hall. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Work, who died in 1997.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Hellers.

Ruth enjoyed playing BINGO, flower gardening, baking and sewing. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Auxiliary.

Born in Rohrerstown, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Esther (Ressler) Benner. Ruth is survived by a son, Michael married to Jami Work of Manheim; a daughter, Deborah married to Ronald McFalls of Gordonville; three grandchildren, Eric married to Jamie McFalls of Lancaster, Jason married to Tabitha McFalls of York and Miranda Work married to Dr. Jeff Gerristen of Philadelphia; a great grandson, Logan McFalls; two sisters, Jane Young of Manheim and Linda Alday of Columbia. Ruth was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Miller, Norma Cartes and Carolyn Summers Miller.

There will be a viewing on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 10:00 until 11 :00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home. The funeral is 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Tom Hubbard officiating. Interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in memory to Ruth to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, Lancaster Office, 8504, 706 Rothsville Rd, Lititz, PA 17543


Richard Wayne Bowman

On February 8, 2019 Richard Wayne Bowman, age 60 passed from this life into eternal life, to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Cory, and Cody Wayne of Florida, who he was most proud of, a sister, Linda, wife of Stanley Klaniecki of Florida, and a brother Tom Bowman of York, Pennsylvania.

He is also survived by 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 2 grand-nieces and 3 grand-nephews along with many special cousins and friends.

Rick had a love of music and often referred to it as the universal language. He played drums and keyboard in many bands and enjoyed singing karaoke.

He was also a graphic artist and craftsman, owning his own business, Covered Bridge Customs, for over 40 years. He had many award-winning trophies for painting motorcycles for customers.  Along with being an artist, he also wrote articles for various graphic arts publications in order to share his artistic and craftsman knowledge with others.

Out of the countless works of art created by Rick throughout his career, he always said his best creations were his two sons, Cory and Cody Bowman.

His patriotism ran deep for his country and he loved all animals. He frequently helped his online friends in the Philippines with their schoolwork.

A celebration of his life will be planned for a later date.

Gladys M. Weaver

Gladys M. Weaver, 99, of Chambersburg and formerly of Lancaster, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Shippensburg Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Weaver, who died in 1973.

Born in Blakesburg, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Walker) Johnston. Gladys is survived by her son, Warren J., husband of Vicky, of York; two daughters, Catherine Weaver, with whom she lived and Louise, wife of Thomas Greene of Chevy Chase, MD; two granddaughters, Heidi, wife of Serdar Umur of Cos Cob, CT, and Kari Weaver of Atlanta; and a great grandson, Adam Umur. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Hillis Johnston, Marie Johnston, Mabel Grooms, Josephine Ratcliffe, LaVina Jackson, Mildred Izer and Hildred Hilliard.

Gladys was a member of the United Mennonite Church.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:30 until 11:00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The funeral is 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment in Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery will follow the service.

Kindly omit flowers.

Teresa C. Neustadter

Teresa C. Neustadter, 92, of Strasburg, was ushered into glory on Friday, February 1, 2019. She was the wife of the late Harry K. Neustadter for over 64 years. Harry died in February 2015

Born on April 24, 1926 in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Preston and Margaret (Flanigan) Haldeman.

Teresa was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had worked at Brethren Village and also in private duty.

She regularly attended Living Faith Church of God, with her last days spent attending Calvary Monument Church.

Teresa was extremely active in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Baba.

Surviving are a daughter, Jean, married to Randy Hildebrand, and a son, Joe, married to Barb (Fisher) Neustadter, all of Strasburg, 15 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Roberts; a grandson; a great-granddaughter and five siblings.

A Celebration of Teresa’s Life will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street Strasburg. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

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