Miriam Denlinger

A. Miriam Denlinger, 98, formerly of Esbenshade Road, Paradise Township, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Harold D. Denlinger, who died in 2010.

A homemaker, she and Harold had retired from farming.

She was a member of the former Paradise Mennonite Church, where she was very involved in the sewing circle. She and Harold served as custodians at the church for over 20 years.

Miriam will be remembered for the beautiful quilts she made for her children and grandchildren, and the many comfort tops that she gifted to MCC.

Born in Paradise Township, she was the daughter of the late Emanuel C. and Ella (Witmer) Neff. Miriam is survived by three children: Carl married to Ruby (Hampton), Stanley married to Nedra (Kauffman) and Rhoda married to Allen Blank; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Denlinger and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Rohrer.

The funeral service will be on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Ellingsworth Auditorium at QPRC, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA. There will be a viewing from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery will take place on Monday afternoon.

James D. Trout

James D. Trout, 50, of Kinzers, died at home of natural causes on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Jim worked as a carpenter.  Jim was an avid Steeler’s, NASCAR and wrestling fan.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John H., Jr. and Janet L. (Waltman) Trout. He is survived by his life partner, Cindy Wischuck; brothers, John H., III married to Cindy Trout, Joe, Jay and Jeff Trout; sisters, Joan and Jane and a niece, Caroline.

There will be a Celebration of Jim’s Life on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12 Noon at the Kinzer Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers, PA.

Please omit flowers. Kindly consider sending a contribution to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Hwy. E., Lancaster, PA 17602

Diane L. Knosp

Diane L. Knosp, 63, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 while under the care of Hospice & Community Care. She was the wife of Richard Knosp for over 29 years.

She was graduated from Conestoga Valley High School, class of 1972.

Dinnie was a member of Riverside Camping Association. She loved to cook and feed others and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. Her favorite place was out in the sun poolside or at the beach. She played shuffleboard for many years.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Patricia (Groff) Watterson. In addition to Rick, she is survived by two sons, Robert M. Wolpert and Michael J. (Shannon) Wolpert, four grandchildren, Robert M. (Janella) Wolpert, Jr., Joshua A. Wolpert, Michael J. Wolpert. Jr. and Olivia M. Wolpert; six great grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Watterson, Jeffrey Watterson and Darrel Burns and two sisters, Deborah Logan and Dixie (Thomas) Colvin. Diane was preceded in death by two brothers, Timothy and Robert Watterson.

A Celebration of Dinnie’s Life will be held poolside at the Colvin home, 162 Buckwalter Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1:00 until 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and bring your suit and towel.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider sending a contribution in Diane’s Memory to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125

Malcolm “Mac” Timothy Rayne

Malcolm “Mac” Timothy Rayne, age 77, of Kennett Square, PA, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  He was the husband of Caroline “Cammye” Mills Rayne, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Howard Timothy and Catharine Dare Rayne and the Grandson of Malcolm Farquhar and Catharine Farquhar.

Mac served our country as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves.  He was a 1959 graduate of Kennett High School, attended Fishburne Military School and then received his college degree from the University of Delaware.

For 29 years, Mac was a beloved 5th grade teacher at Greenwood Elementary School in Kennett Township. Countless students rank him as their “favorite teacher ever” and all remember how he brought science to life with his hands-on experiments and made math fun with games and prizes.  His students will also recall that every recess he would organize and play in a game of football or kickball.

Mac and Cammye also enjoyed a long 27 year career in the photography business.  Their business, “The Outdoor Studio”, provided photography for all of life’s special events for many area families.  Mac was also gifted in capturing nature in his images. He was named “Best Photographer” in Delaware multiple years and earned the Degree of Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America.  For over a decade, he ran the Photography Club at Crosslands Community and organized and judged an annual Photography Scavenger Hunt in which he gave the group a list of words or phrases and let them create images to match.

Mac also loved to play tennis and golf, but most of all, he was a family man who simply enjoyed time with his family which included his beloved dachshund dogs, most recently Bubba Gump.

In addition to his wife Cammye, he is survived by three sons, Timothy Rayne (Amee) of Kennett Square, Stephen Rayne (Lisa) of New London, and Stanley Wilcox (Kim) of Kennett Square; one daughter, Lisa Diehl (Daniel) of Birmingham AL; one sister, Katharine Dare Gregory of Kennett Square; seven grandchildren, Sierra, Mac, Joshua, Matthew, Nathan, Alina and Danielle; two cousins, Patty Meyer of ME and Richard Thompson of CA; two nephews Peter Gray (Jill) of Kennett Square and David Gray (Alyssa) of North Carolina and one niece Lisa McManus (Jim) of Kennett Square.

You are invited to visit with Mac’s family and friends from 9-11AM Saturday morning August 18, 2018, at Greenwood Elementary School, 420 Greenwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  A memorial meeting for worship will follow at 11AM at the school.  Interment will be held privately.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Tick Tock Early Learning Center, 1694 Baltimore Pike, Avondale, PA 19311 or to Neighborhood Hospice  795 E. Marshall St. Suite 204 West Chester PA 19380.

Kathy Blake Shore

Kathy Blake Shore, age 71, of West Grove, PA., died Friday August 3, 2018.  Born in West Grove, PA she was a daughter of the late Marvin G. “Dutch” and the late Margaret O’Neill Blake.

Kathy was a lifelong resident of West Grove.  She attended Assumption BVM grade school, graduated from Bishop Shanahan in 1965 and attended Immaculata College.

She was an accomplished musician and organist all her life.  She played for almost every local church for all occasions including Sunday services, weddings and funerals.  She was a longtime faithful member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church in West Grove. She was a diehard Phillies Fan, loved her cat Smokey McGee, her flowers and going out of her way to help others. Her kindness, her love for all people and her gift of music leave an indelible mark on all who knew and loved her and she will not soon be forgotten.

She is survived by her longtime, faithful partner, Cheryl Sedlak of West Grove; one son, Jamie Shore (Suzanne) of Humble TX; one sister, Maureen Neff of West Chester, two brothers, Dorsey and Richard Blake both of Kennett Square; five nieces and nephews, Michael, David, Meghan, Andrea and Dana and four great nieces and nephews, Alysia, Makenna, Mason, and Scarlett.  She was predeceased by her daughter Kelly in 1990.

You are invited to visit with Kathy’s family and friends from 9-10:30AM Saturday August 11, 2018 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Rd. West Grove, PA 19390.  Her memorial mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM.  Interment will be held privately.  Contributions in her memory may be made to Liman House for Women, PO Box 1306, Wilmington, DE 19899.  

Pamela J. Mellinger

Pamela J. Mellinger, 55, of New Providence, passed away at home on Sunday, August 5, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Craig Mellinger. They just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

She was a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1980. Pam worked in the offices of Nolt’s Auto Parts, and was a valued employee there. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling with her boys.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late James and Alice (Mowery) Soders. In addition to Craig, she is survived by a son, Cole Mellinger of New Providence and two half-sisters, Jamie and Jessie.

A Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Eva M. Kohlmaier

Eva M. Kohlmaier, 94, formerly of Strasburg, passed away at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community on Saturday, August 4, 2018. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Kohlmaier, who died in 1993.

Eva graduated from Penn Manor High School, class of 1942. She retired from Armstrong World Industries in 1987.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Strasburg.

She enjoyed fishing and spent her summers at Shawn’s Hideaway in Delaware. She also liked to travel and took many bus trips and cruises.

Eva spent hours crocheting doilies and lap blankets for the Veteran’s Hospitals.

Born in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Lydia A. (Carpenter) Snyder. Eva is survived by a daughter, Donna (Wenditz) married to Richard Bitterman of Strasburg; a step-daughter, Debra Kohlmaier Fleury and a step-son, David Kohlmaier; both of Canton, GA; her grandchildren, Timothy S. Bitterman, Karen Bitterman-Bailey, Courtney E. Wenditz Farabaugh, Kimberly S. Hyell and Eric D. Kohlmaier and 12 great-grandchildren. Eva was preceded in death by a son, Douglas C. Wenditz, a twin sister Edith Weaver, sister Dorothy Erb and her brothers, Walter, Earl and Robert Snyder and her longtime friend, Clarence Farrell.

The family would like to thank QPRC, Garden West, for the excellent care given to Eva.

The funeral service will be on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 West Main Street, Strasburg, PA with Pastor Dave Ryan officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Eva’s memory to Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg, PA 17579.