Dorothy Ryder Flory

Dorothy Ryder Flory passed away peacefully under the loving ministrations of family, in her daughter’s home in in Lititz on April 14th.  She was well into her 102nd year of life.

She was the wife of the late B. Rodney Flory, Sr. who passed away in October 2011.  They were married for 71 years.

Born in Chambersburg, she was the 8th of 11 children of William and Martha Leidig Ryder.

Dorothy enjoyed her homemaking activities and was an avid gardener who entertained many friends and church members in her home over the years.  She was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her four children: B. Rodney, Jr. (Esther Young); Timothy R. (Geraldine Hartman); Emily (Kenneth Kilgore); Donald E. (Cathy Steiner); 13 grandchildren with whom she and her husband enjoyed many  happy  hours  together; 17 great grandchildren; and nine  great-great grandchildren; also one sister, Alice Rhodes Adler, residing in Atlanta, GA; and nine nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite meeting house, 602 Strasburg Pike, near Lampeter, at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 19, with Glenn Gross officiating.  There will be a viewing one hour before the service. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery immediately following the service.

Please omit flowers.

Amanda N. Waber

Amanda N. Waber, 34, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019. She was the daughter of Jack and JoAnne (Rizzo) Waber of West Grove.

She graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Amanda built a career as a Social Worker helping adults and teen boys through difficult times. She also served countless patrons at restaurants around Chester County.

Her love of the Eagles was boundless, finding pure joy in their Super Bowl win. She had a love of animals, with an affinity for cats that meant she never met one she didn’t want to take home. Amanda was a caring and empathetic soul, often finding an outlet through poetry. Her desire to help meant she would give her last cent to others she felt were in greater need than she.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Ann married to John Pak of West Chester and two brothers, Joshua married to Meghan Waber of Kennett Square and Christopher married to Susie Waber of Churchville, MD, and four nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Amanda’s Life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:00 AM. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Lamancha Animal Rescue, 855 Doe Run Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320 or New Bolton Center, 382 W Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Earl Fry, Jr.

Earl Fry, Jr., 84, of Lancaster, died Monday, February 25, 2019 while under the care of Hospice & Community Care. He was the husband of Janet L. (Foulk) Fry for over 57 years.

Earl was a veteran and was honorably discharged after serving in the 7th Army.

He was a member of Highview Church of God.

Earl owned and operated Fry’s Tours and had also owned and operated Fry’s Carpet Cleaning.

Born in Manor Township, he was the son of the late Earl and Esther (Witmer) Fry. In addition to Janet, he is survived by a son, Bruce married to Debra (Aument) Fry of Strasburg; two grandchildren, R. Scott Fry and Christine Fry, both of Lancaster; a sister, Judith Dagen of Lititz and a brother, James married to Suzy Fry of Lancaster. Earl was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Lawrence and Arlene Wolfe and two brothers, Nelson Fry and Ken Fry.

There will be a viewing on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA, and again on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM in Highview Church of God, 2470 Leaman Road, Ronks, PA. The funeral is 11:00 AM in the church with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Interment in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery will follow the service.

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

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.