Deaths of Local Interest – Feb. 17, 2016

By on February 17, 2016

Annette M. Crovo Arnold, 75, of Nottingham, and formerly of Vineland, N.J.; died Feb. 5 at PinnacleHealth West Shore Hospital, Harrisburg. She was a retired employee of High Concrete Group, Denver; graduate of Goldey-Beacom School of Business; and member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Quarryville.

Clayton W. Bartlett, 91, of Manheim passed away Feb. 12 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Clayton retired as an electrician for over 20 years at RCA, Lancaster. Following retirement, he worked part-time at the Manheim Auto Auction for over 15 years. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. His sons, James C., husband of Ilene Bartlett; and Thomas C. Bartlett, reside in Ephrata.

Horatio Zane Edwards, 80, of Quarryville, entered into rest Feb. 6. Zane served in Germany as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from RCA Corporation in Lancaster, then transitioned to the role of park manager at Sunset Estates in New Providence. His hobbies included remodeling his rental property in Unicorn and bowling with friends and family in many leagues around Lancaster County. His son, Gary Edwards, husband of Rhonda, lives in Ephrata.

William D. Groff, 85, of Lancaster, formerly of Manheim, died Feb. 11 Brethren Village. He was a 1948 graduate of Ephrata High School and served in the United States Navy as a BT2 during the Korean War. He retired from the United States Postal Service where he delivered mail for 37 years in the former Rural Delivery No. 4 route in Manheim. He was also a poultry farmer. He also loved sports and played recreational softball in the Manheim area much of his lifetime. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his adoring grandchildren.

Paul A. Lane, 57, of Manheim, passed away Feb. 7 at his residence. He was born in Ephrata. He worked for Pennsylvania Precision Cast Parts in Lebanon, until his retirement. Paul was an avid Penn State, Eagles and Phillies sports fan; liked to feed the birds and squirrels; and very much enjoyed family vacations at Holden Beach, N.C. He is survived by his mother, Mary (Nies) Lane; and four siblings.

Lorraine Wilda Wiegand, 88, a lifelong resident of Lititz, died Feb. 11 at Lancaster General Hospital. She attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lititz, was an avid reader, and member of Friends of the Lititz Public Library. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and spending time with her family. She worked for the Warwick School District in food service. Her sons: James, husband of Jo Anna Wiegand; and Robert, husband of Paula Wiegand; live in Ephrata.

Robert E. “Bob” White, 91, formerly of East Petersburg and Lancaster, passed away Feb. 10 at Brethren Village. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed for 35 years at RCA in Lancaster, where he worked in the maintenance department. Some of Bob’s happiest days were spent at his cottage in Red Point on the Chesapeake Bay. His stepson, Dr. John Forney, husband of Linda, lives in Ephrata.

Jan Scott Zimmerman, 61, passed away Feb. 9. He was the husband of Denise Hager. Jan was born in Ephrata and was the son of Harlan B. Zimmerman and the late Betty Buch. He was employed by J.D. Eckman for many years. In addition to his wife and father, Jan is survived by his sons, Justin and Eric, and his sister, Kristen High.

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