Deaths of local interest
Phares Smith "Skip" Ober, 89, of Mount Joy, went home to be with his Lord Friday, June 1, 2012 at Lancaster General Hospital. Phares worked for the former Raymark Corp., Manheim, for 23 years, retiring in 1984. He and his wife also owned and currently operated their farm, Lolinvue Acres. His sister, Betty, wife of James Lentz, lives in Ephrata.
Mervin A. Martin, 72, of Manor Township and a lifelong resident of Lancaster County, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster. Merv worked as a mechanical technician for Burle Industries, Lancaster, for over 37 years. His brother, Nelson E. Martin, lives in Ephrata.
Amzie Leinbach Zimmerman, age 79, of Fairview, Ky., passed away at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his residence of natural causes. His brother, Allen L., husband of Susie Zimmerman, lives in Denver.
Joseph G. Bucci, 90, formerly of Hershey, passed away at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown Friday, May 25, 2012. He was a corporal in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in England with the 452nd Bombardment Group Headquarters Squadron. He retired as the manager of the payroll department at Hershey Foods. His sister-in-law, Joan Fegely, lives in Denver.