Deaths of Local Interest – June 13, 2018

By on June 13, 2018

Sharon L. Dicken, 61, of Lancaster, formerly of Cumberland, Md., passed away June 4 at UPMC Pinnacle Hospital of Lancaster. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Sharon was a dog lover and had two Shih-tzu dogs, Gizmo and Marley. Her son, John D. Shields, lives in Akron.

Melvin “Mel” Earl Quinn, 96, of Lititz, passed away June 3 at Lancashire Hall, Lancaster. In 1942, Mel joined the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in the 8th Air Force, 15th Air Corps of the 761st bomb squadron. He retired from the Armstrong Lancaster floor plant. Mel was a prolific writer and one of the first contributors to Lancaster Newspapers’ ongoing series, “I Know a Story.” A son, David G. Quinn, resides in Ephrata.

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