Deaths of Local Interest – Aug. 5, 2015

By on August 5, 2015

A. Glen Brewer, 85, of Lititz, passed away Aug. 2 at United Zion Retirement Community. Glen served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a tank mechanic. He started his own business in 1981 called Slim Brewer’s Alignment Service. His brother-in-law, Arnold Krafft, married to June, lives in Denver.

Stephen H. Burkholder, 22, of Myerstown, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident July 30. Stephen was employed as an equipment operator for Manada Construction in Frystown and attended Mount Aetna Bible Church. His sister, Karen Witman, wife of Adam; and his paternal grandmother, Annie W. Burkholder, all reside in Denver.

Fannie Mae “Fan” (Yoder) Hartz, 85, of Lititz, passed away Aug. 2 at Landis Homes. She was a member of the Hopewell Christian Fellowship. Her son, Robert “Bob” Hartz, husband of Linda, lives in Reinholds.

Sharon E. Jarema, 67, of Schaefferstown, died Aug. 1 at the Good Samaritan Hospital of Lebanon. She enjoyed making jewelry, owning Uniquely Yours, a hand-made jewelry business. Sharon enjoyed crafts, making flower arrangements, bird watching and was known for her love of gardening and her green thumb. Her son, John Paul, husband of Dianna Jarema, lives in Ephrata.

Robert J. “Bob” Rutter Sr., 72, of Conestoga, passed away at his home July 28. He was a shop foreman for Bud’s Spring Service. He had served with the U.S. Army. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman; he especially enjoyed crabbing at their family home on the Chesapeake Bay. His son, Robert Jr., wife of Angela, lives in Akron.

Rosemary Stone, 88, of Lancaster, entered into rest July 31 at Denver Nursing Home, Stevens. Rosemary was a homemaker and a homebound member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Mary Ann (Bollinger) Waugh, 54, a homemaker, of Columbia died July 31, at Conestoga View after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia. She enjoyed listening to music, singing, reading and doing puzzles and art. Her daughter, Nicole R., married to Trevor D. Leas, lives in Akron.

Paul A. Zook, 58, of Abbeville, S.C., went to be with Jesus July 28 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Paul worked at Merl’s Countertops from 1993-2011. He was a member of the Cold Spring Mennonite Church. A sister, Rhoda Stoltzfus, and her husband Mose, live in Denver.

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