Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 17, 2016

By on August 17, 2016

Mary K. Ruhl Kreider, 93, of East Petersburg, died peacefully Aug. 14, at Keystone Villa, Ephrata. Mary worked for Garvins Department Store and Hamilton Watch. She enjoyed crocheting, plastic canvas work, crafts, reading, and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. Her daughter, Ruth K. wife of John Deemer, lives in Akron.

Robert C. Markley, 93, of Lancaster, formerly a resident of 55 years of Willow Street, passed away Aug. 6 at Conestoga View Nursing Home. A veteran, he served in the United States Marines during World War II. Robert retired from Hamilton Watch as a master watchmaker. He was an avid golfer. His sister, Nancy Moore, wife of James, lives in Ephrata.

Pearl H. (Ulmer) Myers Giangreco, 96, a homemaker, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Aug. 11 at Moravian Manor, Lititz, after a brief illness. Pearl’s life revolved around her family. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family and friends. She loved shared time with family. She was a wonderful caregiver to her sister and mother, who both lived more than 100 years. A son, Donald R. Myers, married to Doris J. (Weber), lives in Ephrata.

Eva I. Clymer Nolt, 91, died Aug. 10. Eva worked at the former Ezra Martin Meats in Bridgeport, and transported her Amish friends in her retirement. She lived at Pleasant View Retirement Community for the last five years. Her daughter, Lois Ann, married to Robert Good, lives in Denver. A stepson, J. Marlin, married to Sue Nolt, lives in Ephrata.

Betty L. (Schneider) Brubaker, 84, of Terre Hill, passed away Aug. 12 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Betty worked as a homemaker, and was a member of Mount Culmen Evangelical Congregational Church. She was also a Girl Scout troop leader for more than 30 years, an achievement of which she was extremely proud. Her son, Fred Brubaker, lives in Terre Hill.

John M. Sponar, 67, of Lower Windsor Township, passed away Aug. 13 at home. He was a union painter for the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict, serving two tours of duty. His sister, Rosemary Weidman, resides in Ephrata.

Nathan Dean “Buddy” Stengel, 36, died unexpectedly July 31 at his home in the Chicagoland area. He worked as a floor installation technician. Buddy loved baseball, and was an amazing cook. He was a gentle and loving man with a heart of gold. He had the ability to turn a gray sky blue with his humorous antics. His father, Harold Dean Stengel Jr.; and a stepsister: Tamara Dunlap, live in Ephrata.

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