Deaths of Local Interest: Feb. 3, 2016

By on February 3, 2016

SERVICE INFORMATION – Celebration of life services for Ken “Papa Ken” Cunningham will be held at the First Baptist Church, 612 N. Duke St., Lancaster, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service. Private interment will be held in the Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Air Force. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial remembrances can be made to Condolences to

Mona Lee Hoag, 85, formerly of Manheim and Lititz, passed away Jan. 24 at Manor Care Health Center in Pottsville. A Linden Hall alumna, she attended Grace United Methodist Church. She worked in the office accounts department at the former Warner Lambert (now Johnson & Johnson) in Lititz. She had a passion for folk art painting and Norwegian Rosemåling and sold many of her pieces to local shops. Her daughter, Sharon Lee Hoag, lives in Ephrata.

Donald Melvin Martzall Sr., 76, of Myerstown, died Jan. 27 in Myerstown. Donald was employed for 38 years as a mechanic for Keller Brothers Ford in Buffalo Springs and served on the police force in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County for eight years. His stepdaughters, Judy Wenrich, and husband Ronald; and Patricia Glass, and husband Andrew, live in Ephrata. Stepson John Hammer, and wife Daphne, reside in Schoeneck.

Aaron N. Newswanger Jr., 50, of Mayville, Wisc., passed away Jan. 28. He was born in New Holland. He was a farmer until the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Esther Newswanger, formerly of Bowmansville; and parents: Aaron N. Newswanger Sr. and Mary S. Snyder of New Holland. Services are set for 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 in Hoard, Wisc. Full obit can be found at

 , a resident of Luther Acres, Lititz, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jan. 28, after a long illness. Joyce was very active in the auxiliary of The Gideons International. She worked at the former Conestoga National Bank early in her life, was a wife and homemaker for many years and later in life was a fashion coordinator at Doneckers of Ephrata.


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