Deaths of Local Interest – Feb. 24, 2016

By on February 24, 2016

Arlamae C. Fisher, 92, of Lancaster, died peacefully Feb. 20 at hospice. A former member of Broad Street United Methodist Church, she retired from Donnelly Printing after 27 years working as a quality control inspector. Arlamae had many passions including country and western music and the Oak Ridge Boys. Her son, Daniel Lee, husband of Dorena R. Fisher, resides in Denver.

S.G. “Bud” Fletcher, 88, of Lancaster, passed away Feb. 13 at Magnolias of Lancaster. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bud was in the electrical business for 56 years and was the founder and president of Boston Electric and Engineering Co. in Allegheny County and president of Lancaster Electric Inc. in Lancaster. Bud invented and patented several electric control devices. His adopted son, Andrew Fletcher, spouse of Diane, lives in Ephrata.

Briana Danae Hursh, 14, of East Earl, died Feb. 17 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Briana was baptized and attended Hinkletown Mennonite Church where she was involved in the youth group and with Bible quizzing. Briana had a gift for drawing, writing, and singing. She touched many lives in her short 14 years, and she will be deeply missed. She was the daughter of Bill and Linda (Horning) Hursh, and is survived by a sister, Larisa, at home.

Ronald L. Myers, 78, of Strasburg, passed away Feb. 13. He had served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ronald was a technician for RCA, Lancaster, retiring after 41 years. His son, Thomas Myers, husband of Dawn, lives in Ephrata.

Alice M. Shumate, 62, of Gap, died Feb. 19 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness. She was employed as a pharmacy clerk and enjoyed reading, sewing, and spending time with her pets, Shadow and Buddy. Her sister, Ruth Sensenig, resides in Ephrata.

Ruth (Hehnly) Treisch, 95 of Denver, passed away recently. There will be no services.

Richard G. Valentine, 88, of Lititz, passed away Feb. 12 at the VA Hospice Unit in Lebanon. He was a member of New Beginnings Brethren in Christ Church, Ephrata. Upon retirement and moving to Lancaster County, he worked at Garden Spot Auto Auction in Ephrata. He loved to be on or near the water, whether it was on a boat or sitting on a dock. He loved to fish, crab, and dig for clams. He also loved to hunt for duck, geese or quail and always had his hunting dogs with him.

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