Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 30, 2017

By on August 30, 2017

Timothy “Tim” P. Brown, 60, passed away Aug. 20. He was employed by Phoenix Contact and previously owned Lititz Auto and The Farmer’s Hope Inn. Tim began his career in electronics at Clair Brothers. Tim’s smile lit up the room and he will be remembered for his kind and loving personality. He gave 110 percent in all that he did and was one of the most open-minded and generous souls someone could meet. A daughter, Andrea Payne (Shawn), lives in Denver.

Elvin Curtis Funk, 86, passed away Aug. 21 at Landis Homes, Lititz. He and his wife, Betty Jane Kreider, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2. In 1961, they became the sixth generation to own and operate the Funk Homestead in Manor Township since 1758. They shared their home with children via the Fresh Air Program as well as Mennonite-Your-Way guests, and others. They volunteered in numerous capacities. Late in life, Curtis and Betty enjoyed travels to many places including Hawaii, Alaska, Jamaica, Bermuda, and the Canadian Rockies. They entertained family and friends at their cabin in Pine Creek, Lycoming County. A daughter, Janie, married to Leon Horst, lives in Ephrata.

Helen I. Horn, 76, of Lancaster, died Aug. 26 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Helen retired from Luther Acres in Lititz, as a nurse’s assistant. She was a member of the Lancaster First Church of God and was a member of the church choir. She was a former den leader for Pack No. 129, a committee chairman for Troop No. 64, and was a recipient of the District Award of Merit. Her son, Mark A. Horn, and his wife Chantay, live in Denver.

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