Robert A. Winters

Robert A. “Zeke” Winters, 66, of Strasburg died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was the husband of the late Betty (Althouse) Winters, who died in 2010.

He worked for Heritage Custom Kitchens and later retired from the grounds maintenance department of HACC.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Roy P. Winters and Mary (Book) Winters of Lititz. Bob is survived by a brother, Gary L. married to Dianne Winters of Strasburg and two sisters, Linda married to Merle Oatman of Oxford and Mary Ann Winters of York.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Kermit D. Kuhl

Kermit D. Kuhl, 83, passed away suddenly on Jan 8, 2019, at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA. Kermit was born in Troy, Ohio, September 11, 1935, to William and Erline Kuhl.

Kermit was a graduate of Troy High School, (1953) and a graduate from Case Institute of Technology, (1957). Kermit was also an Eagle Scout. Kermit spent 3 years as a design engineer at North American Aviation in Columbus, Ohio, before joining General Electric’s Missile and Space Division in Philadelphia, PA where he spent 32 years, most as a manufacturing engineer. He retired at the end of 1994.

Kermit was involved with Hope Lutheran Church and School in Levittown, PA, as a volunteer officer in various positions for 50 years, the last 26 as Treasurer. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, Willow Street, PA.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years in January to Loretta Kuhl and three sons, Gary M. Kuhl

(Donna), Gustave H. Kuhl (Sabrina), and Karl W. Kuhl (Nicole) and five grandchildren, Ashley, Jonathan, Samuel, Maxine, and Mick Kuhl.

A memorial service will take place at the Johnson Auditorium at Willow Valley Manor North. Inurnment in Ascension Lutheran Memorial Gardens will be private.

Martha Jane Bachman

Martha Jane Bachman, 91, of Strasburg, and formerly of Natrona Heights, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Harold E. Bachman, who died in 1996.

Jane was a homemaker. She enjoyed weaving, playing bingo, raising canaries and watching TV. Jane was a former member of Fawn Township No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary, Butler Spinners and Weavers and the Strasburg SERTOMA. She was a member of Center United Methodist Church.

Born in New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Charles Orren and Virginia (Schroyer) Frampton. Jane is survived by two daughters, Susan Bachman, with whom she lived, and Judy, married to Jerry Drane, of Strasburg; a granddaughter, Leah, married to Rick Shaner, of Harwick; and a great-grandson, Scott Shaner; two sisters, Marietta Dwight Orris, of Sarver, and Jessica, married to Jack Gyer, of Lower Burrell; and a sister-in-law, Carol Frampton, of Lower Burrell. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harry and Dale Frampton; and a sister, Genevieve Leeman.

Traditional interment in Mount Airy Memorial Cemetery is private.

Sarah A. (Good) Shultz

Sarah Ann (Good) Shultz, 87, of Paradise, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late (2013) Lester B. Shultz for 60 years.

Sarah was a homemaker and spent some years doing domestic work for people of Lancaster. Through this, she learned to get to know many wonderful people.

She loved cooking and baking for the family and caring for flowers and birds at the feeder. Sarah and Lester helped teach at Lincoln University Mennonite Church, where they had attended.  She was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church.

Born in Brecknock Township, she was the daughter of the late Howard Z. and Lizzie (Horning) Good. She is survived by her children; Julia Ann (Brian) King of Australia, Dawn Marie Shultz of Paradise, Lawrence Edward (Erma Jean Harnish) Shultz of Willow Street, Rosemary Good (Steven Gehman) of Alabama and H. Allen Shultz of Paradise; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers and six sisters. She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Eugene Shultz in 1998, four brothers and six sisters.

There will be a viewing on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM in the Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, PA. The funeral is 11:00 AM with Pastor John D. Meck officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Sarah’s memory to MCC, for Overseas Work, 21 S. 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500


Carl F. “Charlie” Kuhn

Carl F. “Charlie” Kuhn, 86, formerly of New Holland, passed away on October 31, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Alice D. Kuhn for over 61 years. Alice passed away last year.

Charlie was a US Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Straubmiller Textile High School and then attended Electrical School, both in Manhattan, NY.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland and formerly a member of St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, Strasburg.

Charlie was involved in Scouting for over 40 years, and was on the District Committee of the Conestoga River District; Leader of Pack 19 and Troop 603, both in Brooklyn; District Commissioner with Troop 28 Paradise, and a former member of the Throwing Bull Tribe. He received the Silver Beaver Award, Scouting’s highest recognition for service. He was a former member of the Paradise Township Lions Club.

Charlie and Alice enjoyed traveling the U.S. and abroad. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Carl and Agnes (Rada) Kuhn. He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey C. married to Debra (Geesey) Kuhn and Russell P. Kuhn married to Debbie Longacre (Gerhardt); two daughters, Debra A. Poling and Karen married to John Piascinski; four grandchildren, Jason Kuhn, Joshua Kuhn, Jordan Piascinski and Joseph Piascinski, two great-grandchildren Audie Kuhn and Scout Kuhn; and two brothers, John Kuhn of Paradise and William married to Corina Kuhn of Twinsburg, OH.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 3:00 until 4:00 PM in the Chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA. The funeral is 4:00 PM in the chapel with chaplain Chet Yoder officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Carl’s memory to the PA Dutch Council, Boy Scouts of America, 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601 or Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Ruth E. Perry

Ruth E. Perry, 79, of Pequea Township, died on Sunday, October 21, 2018 while under the care of Hospice & Community Care. She was the wife of Ronald E. Perry for 60 years.

Ruth was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Community Church, Willow Street.

Ruth enjoyed cooking, gardening and landscaping and loved being in the outdoors. She also enjoyed photography.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late David J. and Ruth Esther (Miller) Beaner. In addition to Ron, she is survived by a son, Douglas E. married to Patricia (Groff) Perry of Strasburg Township; a daughter, Kim L. (Perry) Wilbourn of Millersville; four grandchildren, Thad married to Crystal (Bleacher) Perry, Ryan Perry, Christopher Wilbourn and Nicole E. Wilbourn; two great-grandchildren, Madison Perry and Kendyl Perry; two brothers, Richard and George Beaner and two sisters, Kathryn Strickler and Lydia married to Gerry Beaner of Lititz. Ruth was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Donald Beaner and a sister, Erma Rosenberry.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12 Noon in Grace Community Church of Willow Street with Pastor Mike Sigman and Pastor Wil Martin officiating. The viewing is 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery following the service.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Ruth’s memory to Children’s Ministry at Grace Community Church, 212 Peach Bottom Road, Willow Street, PA 17584


John N. “Jack” Lyons

John N. “Jack” Lyons, 85, of Lancaster, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2018. He was the loving husband of Mildred M. (Davis) Lyons for 49 years.

He served in the US Army during the Korean war.

Jack was a banker. He enjoyed classic cars and loved spending time with his family.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Frances (White) Lyons. In addition to Mildred, he is survived by a daughter Karen (Lyons) Hill of Lancaster; four grandchildren Jenna Gentry, Christian Hill, Jackie Hill and Colin Hill, Jr. and a great-grandson, Jaxson Gentry.

Final interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA, will be private.