Deaths of Local Interest – Oct. 25, 2017

By on October 25, 2017

John J. Arbolino, 94, died Oct. 19 at Ephrata Manor. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy. A USPS postal supervisor by trade, John was a lover of stocks and kept up with the New York Stock Exchange regularly. John loved big band music, red wine, and thought dessert was the best part of the meal.

Elsie M. Brubaker, 89, of Plymouth, Ohio, died Oct. 18 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. She was born in Ephrata. Elsie was a homemaker and a member of Chester Wisler Mennonite Church in Wooster, Ohio. Her daughter, Linda (Ross) Martin, lives in Denver. A sister, Nora (Elam) Hoover, resides in Ephrata.

Kelly L. King, 54, of Astoria, N.Y., and formerly of Lancaster, passed away Oct. 11 as a result of injuries suffered in a bicycling accident in New York City. He worked most recently as an executive assistant at the New York City law office of Gibson Dunn Law Associates. His true passion in life was the theater and the performing arts, with the stage being a place he truly loved to be. He performed all across the United States in theater and musicals for decades, performing locally in productions at EPAC, the Fulton, and the Dutch Apple. He especially loved Shakespearean theater and was recently making plans for establishing a local theater company in Lititz.

Susie “Sue” E. (Trout) Newswanger, 90, formerly of Lancaster and Bareville died Oct. 21 at Landis Homes, Lititz. She was a graduate of Emil’s Hairdressing Academy and was a licensed beautician for 50 years in Bareville, owning her own salon. She also worked for RCA before she became a beautician, and was a gray lady volunteer for the former Osteopathic Hospital in Lancaster for 31 years. Her step-grandson, Chris Hull, husband of Kelly, lives in Reinholds.

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