Deaths of Local Interest – Dec. 16, 2015

By on December 16, 2015

Scot Bridges, 61, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 6. He was previously employed as a machinist at Mac-It for 40 years. He was a member of the Mount Joy Sportsman Association and was an avid hunter. Scot will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His mother, Nancy F. (Ament) Bridges, and his brother, Kelly Bridges, husband of Barbara, reside in Ephrata.

SFC Calvin Lee Creswell, US Army, Retired, 55, of Wilkes-Barre and formerly of Lancaster, died Dec. 5 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre. Cal attended Hempfield High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving 34 years. He served two tours in Iraq and also served in Kuwait, Bosnia and Germany, as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. The Army was his life. His brother, James “Jim” John Creswell, husband of Betty, resides in Ephrata.

Kenneth W. Hemming, 54, of Lititz, passed away Dec. 8 at his residence, after a one year illness. He was last employed as a truck driver for Binkley & Ober, East Petersburg; and was a driver for the Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy for 17 years, loved spending time with his family, was an fan of the Eagles and Penn State football. His sister, Deborah, wife of Jeff Lied, resides in Akron.

Charles Bender Hess, 94, of Lancaster, passed away Dec. 7 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz. Charles operated a dairy farm in East Lampeter Township for 20 years and was recognized as an innovative farmer. He also worked as a real estate professional throughout Lancaster County for over 20 years. Charles loved gardening, fishing and hunting near their cabin in northern PA. A sister, Emma, wife of Earl Good, lives in Terre Hill.

Glenn Horst, 89, of Lancaster, died Dec. 10 at Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Hospice Center in Mount Joy. Glenn was the kind of person who made just about everyone smile. He was full of life, and his presence made a lot of people happy. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on outings, and any type of music, especially traditional hymns. His brother, Harold, married to Arlene (Eckert) Horst, lives in Hinkletown.

Carl R. Snavely, 85, of Moravian Manor, Lititz, passed away Dec. 7. Carl held various positions while being employed at Fulton Bank for 35 years. In retirement, Carl and his wife Dorothy operated Snavely’s Wind and Wood Shop at Green Dragon for many years. He followed all of the school activities of his children and grandchildren. Carl enjoyed all of the Philadelphia sports teams.

Edith C. (Leiner) McDonnell, 67, of Lancaster, passed away Dec. 8. She was the loving wife of Emanuel S. McDonnell Sr., with whom she spent 22 years of marriage. Edith was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1690 in Lancaster. Her daughter, Deana Bates, wife of Robert, lives in Brownstown.

Kathryn S. Styer, 93, of Honey Brook, passed into eternal life Dec. 12 at Tel Hai Retirement Community. She was a machine operator for the former Superior Lingerie Co. in Blue Ball for over 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting, cooking and travel. Kathryn was also a member of the Honey Brook American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Honey Brook Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Her daughter, Cheryl A., wife of John Hutchinson, lives in Denver.

C. Glenn Sweigart Jr., 62, of Lancaster, formerly of Landisville, entered into rest Dec. 8 after a brief illness. He was the last of the immediate family. Glenn attended Ephrata Area Rehab Center for many years. Glenn enjoyed watching and listening to religious and sports programs on radio and television. He loved the Phillies and attended several of their games. Glenn’s family would like to express their appreciation to Friendship Community for the wonderful care he received.

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