Christine Ann Ross

Christine Ann Ross, 53, of Wauseon, OH, was tragically taken from her family and friends suddenly and without warning on Friday, July 19, 2019.  Born in Bridgeport, CT, she was the loving daughter of William Sterbinsky, of Shelton, CT and the late Joyce (Curcio) Sterbinsky who died in 2012.

A proud mother and grandmother, she loved her family and put them before anything else. She was a selfless person who desired to please everyone.  A free spirit, she enjoyed spending time riding with her fiancé, Jim, on his motorcycle. She also had an adventurous appetite and was always looking for a new place to dine with Jim.  She dabbled in woodworking and enjoyed cooking and caring for her home.

Christine will be forever missed by her fiancé and longtime companion, James Lower; children: Brian Jacyszyn, husband of Erika, of Lancaster; Christopher Jacyszyn, of Lancaster; Sarah Johnson, wife of Andrew, of Willow Street; Kathryn Walsh, companion of David, of Lancaster; and Heather Sterbinsky,
fiancé of Ryan, of Schuylkill Haven; 15 grandchildren; and sister, Lisa Yulo, wife of Vincent, of Hamden, CT.  Christine’s loving daughter, Autumn Ross, girlfriend of Marcquale, also passed away in the same incident.

Funeral Services for Christine will be held at 7PM, Friday, July 26, 2019 at Bachman Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 7 S. Decatur St., Strasburg, PA 17579.  Extended viewing hours will be held at the funeral home from 3PM to 7PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Christine’s memory be made to Mental Health America of Lancaster at

Fred T. Young, Jr.

Fred T. Young, Jr. transitioned peacefully to his final home on July 20, 2019, surrounded by his children. Fred enjoyed the simple things in life: fishing, boating, hunting, water & snow skiing and motorcycling.  An athlete at Solanco and beyond, he enjoyed watching football and baseball later in life. He served in the Army. Fred loved animals and owned a dog most of his life. More recently he enjoyed interacting with his neighbors’ farm animals. He was a machinist by trade and was able to build and repair most anything in his home and shop.

Fred, resident of East Lampeter Township, was 85. He was the son of the late Fred T. Young, Sr. and the late Esther Grubb. He is survived by siblings:  Linda Lyall (Walter); George Young (Barbara); Charles Young; and Michael Young (half-brother). He is also survived by his son, Fred T. Young, III and daughter, Deborah Denlinger (John). He has five grandchildren, Jenelle Young, William Castor (step grandson), Jeremiah Denlinger (Kristine), Jonalyn Denlinger (Jon), and Julie Bushong (Tyler). He has five great grandchildren:  Isaac, Lucas, Mila and Lydiana Denlinger and Jackson Bushong. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation from 10 am – 11:00 am on Saturday, July 27th at the Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 7 S. Decatur St., Strasburg, PA 17579. A service of remembering will be held at 11:00 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Mennonite Disaster Service to help purchase materials to rebuild and repair homes damaged by natural disasters

Ronald W. Brown

Ronald W. Brown, 83, of Strasburg, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Albany, NY, to the late Henry W. and Anna Elizabeth (Heath) Brown. Ron celebrated 58 years of marriage with his wife Sandra A. (Relyea) Brown last November 12th .

A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Ron drove a milk truck for John S. Ewell Trucking in Blue Ball and then he and Sandy purchased an old home in Rochester, VT, and operated a B&B before moving to Strasburg.

Ron was an easygoing man who was always pleasant toward others. A parishioner of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, he was involved with the BBQ and Monte Carlo night when Fr. McDonald was the priest.

He loved to vacation in New England, especially Maine, and in Hawaii.

In addition to his loving wife Sandy, Ron is survived by their three sons, Jeff Brown, Pittsfield, VT, Jody Brown, husband of Sandy, Glens Falls, NY and Josh Brown, husband of Melissa, Conestoga, PA; and three grandsons, Tucker Brown, Hunter Brown, Husband of Veronica and Cooper Brown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 AM Friday, July 19 th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with The Rev. Daniel P. O’Brien as Celebrant. Ron’s family will greet friends from 10-11 AM at the church. Private interment will be in Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery, Rochester, VT.

Mabel “Christine” Spinks

Our beloved mother Mabel “Christine” Bauman Spinks suddenly joined our Lord in Glory on June 27, 2019. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, George W. Spinks. As a longtime resident of Jensen Beach, Florida she was an active member of Morningside Church in Port St. Lucie and a member of the Jensen Beach Garden Club. She was born in Sharon, CT. Then eventually she moved to Miami Florida, with her siblings Gerald Bauman, Nancy (Bauman) Marks, Betsy (Bauman) Purnell. She graduated from Miami High School in 1947.

Chris's summers were spent in Blowing Rock, North Carolina while George was alive. Then she enjoyed returning to New Jersey for summer family reunions. She loved singing, gardening, songwriting and writing poetry for which she won awards.

As a credit specialist for Sears she retired as a valued employee with administrative gifts. She courageously traveled in her golden years to Israel, Turkey, Greece, Hawaii, and Alaska. Her inside and outward beauty, generosity, love of the LORD and life were appreciated by many.

She is survived by her four children with first husband, Ernest H. Ryder, Jr: Ernest H. Ryder III (Stasha), Deborah A. Macy (Edgar), Robert W. Ryder (Deborah) and Valerie L. Engelman. Christine loved George’s children, “Buddy”, Donna & Kathleen and their children as her own. Her beloved grandchildren are John R. Knox (Sharon), Leslie Ryder-Jett, Ernest H. Ryder IV (Tanya), Sean L. Corbin (Kathryn), Paul J. Corbin (Rachel), Jerome Sheldon, Rebecca Connor (Nate), Danielle Shields (Tim), Naomi Malham (Corey), Henry Paul Ryder. She was blessed to enjoy her great-grandchildren: Christian Knox, Dustin Knox Sanchez, Cherish, Hannah, Danielle, Lynnlee, and Pauly Corbin and Noah Kubitcz, Cory & Javon Jett, Brianna & Brayden Ryder, Baron & Bishop Malham, Elaine Shields. Grandchildren by marriage: Jacob & Elijah Hawkins. Recently she traveled to New Jersey and held her great-great-grandson, Cory Jett.

She was looking forward to celebrating her 90th birthday with all her family in NJ. “Grandma Chris” will be dearly missed by all her family. We are looking forward to greeting her again in Heaven, where she knew eternal life through Jesus Christ, her Savior.

Services will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Morningside Church, 2180 SE Morningside Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952. Burial will take place Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM in Longenecker’s Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, 604 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602.

In Lieu of flowers, donations toward student mission scholarships can be sent in honor of Christine Spinks to Morningside Church 2180 SE Morningside Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952.