Arlene J. “Toots” Thomas, age 82, of Christiana, PA, passed away at the Mt. Joy Hospice Center on Friday, March 7, 2014. She was the wife of the late Charles W. “Bud” Thomas who passed away on November 28, 2002. She was born in Gap, daughter of the late Clyde H. & Susan Myers Trego.
Charles W. "Chuck" Long, 78, of Manheim, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lebanon, following a lengthy illness. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Walter H. and Myrl Showers Long. Chuck was the loving husband of Judith A. Weidenhammer Long, and they observed their 55th wedding anniversary in June of last year. He was a supervisor for over 30 years for the former United Plastics Incorporated, Manheim. Chuck served in the U.S. Air Force. Chuck was an active and faithful member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim, where he had served on the building committee and church council. He volunteered for the Manheim Veterans Memorial Ambulance Association and the Landis Valley Farm Museum. His interests included vegetable gardening and rooting for his favorite teams, the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Donald K. Herr, Sr., 61, of Quarryville, went home to the Lord on March 8, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in New Providence, he was a son of Betty Jane (Henry) and the late, Claude J. Herr. Don is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandra D. Herr.
Emma Stone, 79, of Millersville, passed away unexpectedly at Lancaster General Hospital on Saturday March 1st. Born in Lancaster and lifelong area resident, she was the daughter of the late William and Lydia Peters and was the wife of the late Charles A. Stone, Sr., who passed away in January 1993.
Floyd E. Ile, Sr., of Lancaster, entered into rest on his 82nd Birthday on Friday, March 7, 2014 at home after a long illness. He was the husband of Audrey L. (McDonald) Ile. They have been married for the past 58 years.
J. Wilbur Brubaker, 89, formerly of Mount Joy, passed away on March 9, 2014 at the Brethren Village where he and his wife had been residents since 2011. He was the husband of Marion Z. Ebersole with whom he shared 63 years of marriage on December 23.
Mary Ellen Huston, 91, formerly of Adamstown, died March 9, 2014, in Garden Spot Village, New Holland. Born in Franklin, she was a daughter of Frank and Martha (Carothers) Cather, and was the wife of Gene H. Huston for 71 years.
Mary Jane (Herr) Oster, 90, formerly of Seymour St., Lancaster, died on March 3, 2014. She was married to the late Paul H. Oster, who died in 2002. Earlier in life, Mary Jane worked as a lunchroom aide for the SDL at Price Elementary School.
Robert H. Roeting, beloved father and brother, formerly of Elizabethtown, PA, passed away March 2, 2014. He was the son of the late Francis and Alice Brosey Roeting. Preceded in death by his son Robert H. Roeting Jr., 6 brothers, and 3 sisters. He is survived by daughters Marilyn (Robert) Pendel, and Patty Jo Eyer; and step-son Ivan (Emil) Nace; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held at a later date.