Deaths of local interest

By on January 8, 2014

Marilyn Loretta Burkholder, 83, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Conway Manor, Conway, S.C. Her sister, Bette Buch, lives in Ephrata.

Charles F. McCarthy, Jr., known to his friends and family as Chip or Charlie, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at the Abington Hospice Care in Warminster after a lengthy battle with cancer. His daughter, Cara McCarthy, lives in Ephrata.

Elizabeth T. “Betty” Morris, 81, of Narvon, formerly of Elverson, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home, following an illness. Her sister, Mildred “Millie” Mattson lives in Denver.

John J. Poehner, 50, of West Earl Township, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital. John was a member of Lititz United Methodist Church. His sister-in-law: Heather Harrison, wife of Joel, lives in Ephrata.

Eric S. West, 31, of West Reading, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at his place of employment. His brother, Tim West, lives in Stevens.

Harry K Wilson, 87, of Lancaster, passed away at his home Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 while under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County and Elder Care. His sister, Ethel Rea, lives in Ephrata.

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