Deaths of local interest – Jan. 7, 2015

By on January 7, 2015

Mildred G. Albright, 90, a resident of the Mennonite Home, died Dec. 28. Mildred had worked many years at the former Hubley Toys. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Her daughter, Cynthia, wife of Richard Haines, lives in Ephrata

Dawn L. Becker, 67, of Lancaster, passed away Dec. 28 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ephrata, she was previously employed at the former St. Joseph Hospital, and the Crisis Intervention Center as a nurse’s aide and medical secretary. As a Southern gospel music fan, she loved traveling to the Smokey Mountains and Dollywood to hear the gospel groups and music festivals.

Irene (Moran) Farmer, 91, of the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, died Dec. 31. Irene was employed at the Oxford Cabinet Company in the early years of her marriage and later at “The Auto Treat” ice cream stand in Oxford. She ended her career at Bowman’s Cannery, Nottingham, at the age of 70. Her Southern cooking left quite an impression on neighbors and friends alike. People would travel for miles to come for fresh biscuits and Southern fried chicken. Her daughter Pauline (Bonnie) Elizabeth, wife of Ronald L. Franklin, lives in Ephrata.

Anayah Kathleen Garman, stillborn infant daughter of Crista (Dippon) Garman and Jason Garman, passed Jan. 2. Her paternal grandparents, Joyce and Fred Garman, live in Ephrata.

Robert Howard Long, 92, of Lancaster, died Jan. 5 at Lancashire Hall. Born in Brownstown, Bob drove truck for RCA for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He coached baseball and football for the IBEW in the 1960s and 1970s. Bob enjoyed working outside and gardening. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster.

Beverly M. Reddig, 73, of Lancaster, passed away Jan. 3 at her residence. Beverly had attended Community United Methodist Church, Lancaster. She worked as a sales associate at the Olde Mill House Shoppes. She collected Ned Foltz pottery, enjoyed gardening, yard work and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her cat. Her son, Patrick, husband of Christina D. (Messner) Reddig, lives in Ephrata.

Asa Frank Reynolds, 66, of Lancaster, died at Lancaster General Hospital Jan. 2. He worked for Golden Living Center in the maintenance department. Asa attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a hard worker and very handy. He enjoyed putting together models and wood working. His stepson, Ronald, husband of Joanne Wagner, lives in Ephrata.

Mavis D. Wanger, 67, of Lancaster, died Dec. 25 surrounded by her family. She worked hard until her retirement from Electron Energy Corporation. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed concerts and going to the beach. Mavis was an amazing cook. She loved life, family and all animals. She was strong in her faith. Surviving are daughters: Krista Wanger of Perryville, Md.; Lisa Wanger of Lancaster; and Stacey Fisher of Ephrata.

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