Deaths of Local Interest – March 1, 2017

By on March 1, 2017

Albert Breneman, 93, formerly of Manheim passed away peacefully Feb. 23 at Landis Homes, Lititz. Albert owned and operated a dairy farm in Manheim until his retirement. His interests included mowing lawn, four-wheeling, reading, traveling, playing Hand & Foot, and going to breakfast with his friends. Albert loved to spend time with his family, especially the annual trip to Black Rock. His daughter, Marcia, wife of Carl Shantz, lives in Akron. Daughter Jan, wife of Bruce Weaver, resides in Ephrata.

Anna M. Eby, 74, a resident of Landis Homes, passed on Feb. 24. A homemaker most of her life, she enjoyed the nine years she spent working at Brereton Manor in Washington Boro. Anna was a member of Living Light Mennonite Church and spent many hours supporting her husband in his pastoral work there One of her gifts was the gift of hospitality, and she enjoyed welcoming, and serving meals to many people in her home over the years. She was also gifted in caring for and understanding people’s needs. Her brother, John, husband of Kathy Stoehr Eckman, lives in Ephrata.

Lyla Nicole Moss, 18 months, of Maidencreek Township, passed away suddenly at her home on Feb. 25. Born in West Reading, she was the daughter of Dustin J. and Jaymi N. (Goretzke) Moss. Her maternal grandfather, Jay R. Goretzke III, lives in Denver.

Esther I. Weidler, 90, passed away surrounded by her loving family at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community, on Feb. 19. Esther worked for several years at both the Hubley Toy Company and Wilbur Chocolate. As a woman of God, she loved Jesus and enjoyed singing hymns. Esther adored her husband and the 70 years they spend together. In their younger years they danced in competitions and sang in a church choir. Three of her children, Nevin E. Weidler, husband of Lori; Brenda K. Mateyak, wife of Stephen; and Tina M. Weidler; reside in Ephrata.

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