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George L. Schmitt, Sr.

He was a founding member of Camp Cucamonga in Perry County and enjoyed spending time there with his family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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George L. Schmitt, Sr., 84, of Columbia passed away at Masonic Village on August 16th, 2019. He was born in Columbia to the late William and Catharine Wickenheiser Schmitt and was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

George was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School with the Class of 1953. He helped with his family's business, Schmitt's Greenhouse, and also worked at Trojan Yacht for twenty eight years before retiring from Housing Development Corporation after eleven years. George was a lifelong member and assistant chief of the former Susquehanna Fire Co. in Columbia and the former Goodwill Fire Co. of Washington Boro. He was a founding member of Camp Cucamonga in Perry County and enjoyed spending time there with his family and friends. He was also a member of Blain Sportsmen's Club. George was a lifelong and faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

George leaves behind his wife of fifty eight years, Sandra Jean Good Schmitt of Columbia; five children, George, Jr. husband of Pamela Schmitt of Lancaster, Bill Schmitt of Columbia, Marg, wife of Tony Shelley of Columbia, Eugene, husband of Angela Schmitt of Columbia, Mary Schmitt of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, Samantha, Erin, Jordan, Joshua, Jarret, and Anthony. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and William Schmitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St, Columbia, PA 17512. Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Our Lady of the Angels School, 404 Cherry St, Columbia, PA 17512 or Masonic Village Hospice, One Masonic Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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Lt. Col. (Ret) Harry G. Mann

Retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S.A.F. in 1975 after more than 24 years of service.

MASS: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, Mount Joy

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Lt. Col. (Ret) Harry G. Mann, 89, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care. For the past year, he was a resident of Juniper Village at Mount Joy. Harry was the husband of the late Patricia Haldeman Mann with whom he was married 62 years until her death in 2015. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Albert P. and Ida Bradley Mann.

After graduating Columbia High School in 1947, Harry worked at the former Hamilton Watch Company and the Columbia Malleable. He entered the U. S Air Force in 1951 and after graduating from Officer Candidate School he became a navigator, where he flew B-47's as part of the U.S Strategic Air Command. Mr. Mann retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S Air Force in 1975 after more than 24 years of service. Harry was also a 1975 graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

Upon his retirement, he moved back to Lancaster and subsequently worked at Powers Control and the Manheim Auto Auction. Harry was a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the Red Rose Memorial Post 2435, VFW, Columbia. He also volunteered with the Lancaster General Hospital.

Harry is survived by his children, Dr. Susan E. wife of Howard Pinsker, Tampa, FL; Jean E. wife of Michael Maurer, Manheim; Lt. Gen (Ret) David L. husband of Robyn Mann, Huntsville, AL; Dr. Eric A. husband of Dr. Marianne Mann, Highland, MD; 12 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. The last of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Albert (Bud) Mann, Sara Mann and Merle Coble.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary Mother of the Church, 625 Union School Road, Mount Joy PA 17552 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Pang S. Tcheou, Celebrant. Burial will follow with full military honors in Silver Spring Cemetery. Friends may view at the church one hour prior to the mass.

At the request of the family, kindly omit flowers. Donations in Harry's memory (please place name on memo line) to the Columbia Food Bank, PO Box 96, Columbia PA 17512 or to the Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster PA 17603 (www.salvationarmyusa.org) would be deeply appreciated.

Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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David L. Emert

Dave enjoyed camping, hunting, reminiscing and sharing stories of the past, and collecting cars.

Memorial Service: September 24, 2019 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia.

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David L. Emert, 63, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born April 26, 1956 in Oil City, PA, he was the son of the late Gordon and Jean (Carlson) Emert. He was also preceded in death by Linda Latshaw, sister, and John Emert, brother. He was the loving companion of Rhonda Odenwalt.

Dave enjoyed camping, hunting, reminiscing and sharing stories of the past, and collecting cars. He loved spending time with his five grandchildren, Gabriel and Elias Cole, Tyler and Madison Odenwalt, and Logan Lefever.

In addition to his companion Rhonda and grandchildren, he is survived by his brother Mike Emert, husband of Justine, and sisters Karen Emert and Connie Mealy. He was also loved by his “adopted” children, Stacie Cole, wife of Rodney, Robert Odenwalt, husband of Linda, the late Mindy Odenwalt, extended family, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on September 24, 2019 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia, PA.











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Ernest H. Kresge, Jr.

Ernie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Private Graveside Services.

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Ernest H. Kresge, Jr. 87 of 803 Locust St. Columbia, PA died on August 12, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community. He was the husband of Dolores Leber Kresge to whom he was married to for 61 years. Born in Wilmington, DE he was the son of the late Ernest H. Kresge, Sr. and Marie Fisher Kresge.

Ernie retired as a welder for the Burnham Steel Corp. He is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Columbia Fraternal Association and the Susquehanna Fire Co. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving besides his wife are daughters: Karen wife of Michael Kuhn of Columbia and Kathleen Groff of Columbia, a son: Ernest husband of Heidi Kresge of Bainbridge, PA., 4 grandchildren: Kristine, Shannon, Michael and Brian and 6 great-grandchildren and was predeceased by a great-grandson: Nathan Harrison. Also surviving is a sister: Ann Marie Russo of Newark, DE and a step-brother: Glenn Kresge of Fair Hill, Maryland.

Private Graveside Services will be held in Silver Spring Cemetery with Rev. Beth Costlow officiating. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions in Ernie's memory may be made to St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave. Columbia, PA 17512. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com









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Benjamin R. Yohe

“Punkin” was known for his knowledge of sports trivia and was an avid fan of Penn State, the Eagles, the Phillies & Notre Dame.

Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Clyde Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.

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Benjamin R. Yohe, 89, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Paramount Senior Living, Maytown, where he had resided since last October. He was the husband of the late Mazie Mimnall Yohe, to whom he was married for 70 years until her death on January 7, 2019. A lifelong Columbia resident, he was the son of the late Benjamin A. and Dorothy Crom Yohe.

He proudly served his country in the U.S Navy during WWII and retired in 1992 after 46 years of service from the Armstrong Floor Plant where he worked as a supervisor in the floor tile department. He had also worked in the family business at the former Crom's Beer Distributors in Columbia.

Affectionately known to many as "Punkin," he was known for his knowledge of sports trivia and was an avid fan of Penn State, the Eagles, the Phillies and Notre Dame. He was a true family man who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His surviving family includes his children, Steve Yohe; Robin, wife of Rick Ernst; Tammy, wife of Robert Eno; John, husband of Alesha Yohe; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers and six sisters. He was preceded in death by his son, Keith Yohe; great grandson Kyrie; brother Harry and sister Dorothy.

A memorial service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with his grandson, Mr. Quint Eno, presiding. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Save a Warrior "SAW" c/o The S/SGT Dick Wood Warrior Village, 4560 Gratiot Road SE, Newark, OH 43056 or at www.saveawarrior.org







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Melvin L. Habecker, Sr.

Most importantly to Mel was spending time with his family.

Services: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

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Melvin L. Habecker, Sr., 73, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Elizabethtown Personal Care Home where he had resided for the past two years. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Rufus and Carrie Buch Habecker.

Melvin worked over the years in maintenance for Donegal Cleaning, Elizabethtown College, Londonderry Township, Phoenix Packaging and spot welded for Todco Overhead Door Company. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Cars were also a passion. Most importantly to Mel was spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children, Darlene M. wife of Donald Altland; Brenda S. wife of George Bradley; Melvin L. Habecker, Jr.; Charles B. husband of Lori Habecker; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolly Steiman, Ruth, Naomi, Renee and Joyce Habecker. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mariam Habecker; brother Arnold Habecker and half-brother, Ken Kreider.

Funeral services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mark S. Kopp, officiating. Burial will follow in Habecker Mennonite Cemetery. Family and friends may view at the funeral home tonight from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Melvin's memory to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA at www.kfcp.org


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Nicholas J. Mills

Services: Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

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Nicholas James Mills, 19, was tragically taken on July 29, 2019. Born in Silver Spring, MD, he was the son of Shannon Cole and Gregory Mills. In addition to his parents are his sisters, Haley and Kelsey Mills; great grandmother, Evelyn Childs; grandmothers, Kathy Jones, Betty Dick; grandfather, Dewey Dick; uncle, Brandon Jones; girlfriend, Hailey Bostic, as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins of his extended family. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Matthew Cole and aunt, Sandy Granger.


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Darlene Lighty

She treasured spending time with her grandchildren, loved going to the shores of Rehoboth Beach, and enjoyed visiting Hollywood Casino. 

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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Darlene Lighty, 70, of Wrightsville passed away, surrounded by her loving family on July 29th 2019. She was born in Columbia to the late Melvin and Miriam Shoff and was a lifelong resident of this area. Darlene worked for seventeen years at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation before her eventual retirement. She treasured spending time with her grandchildren, loved going to the shores of Rehoboth Beach, and enjoyed visiting Hollywood Casino. 

Darlene leaves behind her husband of almost fifty five years, Walter Lighty, Jr. of Wrightsville; their children, Walter, III, husband of Janella Lighty of Wrightsville, Darlene, wife of Ryan Black of East Petersburg, April, wife of Bryan Rieser of Wrightsville, Barbara, wife of Randy Jones, Sr. of Mount Joy; special grandson, Brandon Thomas and thirteen additional grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; her siblings, Phyllis Nordsick of York, Nancy, wife of Joe Scannapieco of York, Rodney, husband of Jane Shoff of Brogue, Deb, wife of Bob Yeager of Wrightsville; her canine companions, Princess and Pricilla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Cody and Kyle Jones, and eight siblings.

Services for Darlene will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.


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Phoebe C. Baxter

Phoebe was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens

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Phoebe C. Baxter, 71, of Columbia passed away on July 28th, 2019. She was born in Lancaster to the late George and Sarah Wise Rafferty and was a lifelong resident of this area. Phoebe worked for R & S Manufacturing and retired after working there for almost twenty five years. She was active in the Marietta American Legion Post 466 Ladies Auxiliary. Phoebe loved animals and was known to donate regularly to the Columbia Animal Shelter. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Phoebe leaves behind her husband of forty two years, George Baxter of Columbia; her daughter, Teresa, wife of Jerry Johnson of York; her grandson, Justin Eichelberger, fiancé of Sarah Fengfish of Marietta; a sister, Patricia Way of Marietta; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Ronald Rafferty; her sisters, Anna Gable and Betty Nagle.

A graveside service for Phoebe will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens in Columbia. Her family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Columbia Animal Shelter, 265 S. 10th St, Columbia, PA 17512 or http://www.columbiaanimalshelter.com/donate. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc.







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Mildred J. Wickenheiser

She was of the Roman Catholic faith and enjoyed bargain shopping and always looked forward to a "Coke and a Smoke."

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Mildred J. Wickenheiser, 98, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Luther Care where she had resided for the past two ½ years. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Wickenheiser, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1991. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Bastian Miller.

She was of the Roman Catholic faith and enjoyed bargain shopping and always looked forward to a "Coke and a Smoke."

She is survived by her children, Deborah A. wife of Ronald E. Strick; Robert L. Jr. husband of Ann Wickenheiser; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Her sister, Dorothy Talacki preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may view at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass. If desired, Contributions in Mildred's memory may be made to Luther Care at www.luthercare.org or to Compassus Hospice at www.compassus.com.

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Robert C. Bigler

A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Columbia and enjoyed rooting for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Memorial Services: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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Robert C. Bigler, 75, a lifelong Columbia resident, passed away on July 24, 2019 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was the son of the late George and Emma Smith Bigler and the husband of Teresa Fritz Bigler with whom he was married 55 years.

Bob retired in 2006 after 42 years of service from the former ITT Grinnell Corporation where he worked in the shipping department. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Columbia and enjoyed rooting for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

In addition to his wife are his sons, Robert S. Bigler; Gregory M. Bigler (Mary Musser); granddaughters, Adrienne Billet (A.J.); Kaylie Bigler; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Andrew; sisters, Susan Grove (Bill); Frances Pelen (Buzz) and Jane Frane. He was preceded in death by his siblings, George, Jim, Tom, Judy and Mary Anne.

A memorial service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sixth and Locust Sts. PO Box 391, Columbia PA 17512 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Beth Costlow, officiating. If desired, contributions in Bob's memory may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.

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Barry D. "Scoop" Ford

Columbia Sport’s #1 Fan and Supporter - active in both the CBAA and CHS programs.

Funeral Services: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Barry D. "Scoop" Ford, 60 of 369 Locust St., Columbia, PA died at the Lancaster General Hospital on July 18, 2019. Born in Columbia he was the son of the late William H. and Roma Steiner Ford.

Barry retired as the Editor of the former Columbia Ledger. Previously he was employed as a Reporter for WSBA and the former Columbia News. Barry was of the Christian Faith. He was very active in the Columbia Boys Athletic Association where he coached several teams. He also assisted with teams at Columbia High School and served as a score keeper. He was an extreme Eagles and Phillies fan. He served on the Columbia School Board, Columbia Boro Council and the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his Companion: Rose Bennett of Columbia, Cousins: Karen wife of Norman Fable of Manheim, Heidi wife of David Heisey of Millersville and Timothy husband of Cindy Herr of Marietta and a number of Nieces, Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.

A Celebration of Barry's Life will be held at Columbia First Church of God, 7th & Walnut Streets, Columbia on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11:00AM (Visitation from 10:00AM – 11:00AM) with Rev. Fred Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Boro Cemetery. There will also be a Visitation on Friday evening, August 9, 2019 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA. AT BARRY'S REQUEST PLEASE WEAR EAGLES, PHILLIES OR COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL ATTIRE. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made in Barry's memory to Columbia Boys Athletic Association, P.O. Box 372, Columbia, PA 17512. Arrangements by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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Pamela Simms

Pamela treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great grandson.

Services: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

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Pamela Gale Simms, 59, of Columbia, died peacefully on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Anna Jankans Simms. Pamela treasured spending time with her grandchildren and great grandson. She enjoyed watching soap operas, shopping, and going to Ocean City, Maryland for Springfest. Pamela liked to sit on her porch and talk to her neighbors. She was the block watch.

Pamela is survived is survived by her daughters, Rachel Simms and Janice Moore of Columbia; her brothers, Charles W. Simms, Sr, Keith Simms, Kevin Simms of Columbia; a sister, Michelle, wife of Darryl E. Grimes, Sr. of Columbia; six grandchildren, one great grandson; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Aarone Moore; brothers, Craig L. Simms, Steven A. Simms; sister, Julia A. Simms.

Services for Pamela will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 297 S. 5th St, Columbia, PA 17512. The Rev. Adrian Boxley will officiate. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest at Habeckers Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com


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Terry L. Smith

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, relaxing, watching movies & sleeping.

No Services Scheduled at this Time.

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Terry Smith went to spend eternal life with our Lord on July 13, 2019. He passed away peacefully (with a smile on his face) with family around him.

He is survived by three children, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Terry was very active with The Water Street Rescue Mission and served as a counselor for the CHOC program for four and a half years.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, relaxing, watching movies and sleeping.

He always enjoyed the company of friends and family.

At this time there will be no formal services and any future services will be announced by David’s family.


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Ruth V. Budesheim

She loved her family, friends and found great joy in their company.

Funeral Services: Monday, July 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Ruth V. Budesheim, 93, of Washington Boro, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Anne's Retirement Community where she had resided for the past sixth months. She was the wife of the late Robert Budesheim with whom she was married 54 years until his death in 2000. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Etta Rank Horner.

Ruth retired after many years of service from the Columbia Hospital where she worked in the laundry department. She was a faithful member of the Columbia Presbyterian Church and had served as a church Deacon.

She loved her family, friends and found great joy in their company.

Ruth is survived by her children, Paul M. husband of Kathy A. Budesheim; John J. Budesheim; Mary Jo McDonald; Angela R. wife of Bruce Banner; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her son, William R. Budesheim and seven siblings.

Funeral services will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St. Columbia PA on MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. David Powers, officiating. Entombment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may view one hour prior to the service.

Kindly omit flowers. Please consider donations in Ruth's memory to "Hands Across the Street" 360 Locust St. Columbia PA 17512 or to St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave. 17512.

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Geraldine Swingler Beaston

She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her friends and classmates.

Funeral Services: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Geraldine Swingler Beaston, 92 of Columbia, PA died on July 16, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA. She was the wife of the late Carl "Andy" Swingler who passed away in 1972 and the late Charles M. Beaston who passed away in 1995. Born in Columbia on November 29, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emma Rineer Wetzel.

In her younger years she helped her parents at Wetzel's Confectionary Store at 11th & Barber Streets in Columbia. She was also a volunteer for the Susquehanna Visitors Center in Columbia. She was a graduate of Columbia High School Class of 1944. She was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church. She was an avid bingo player at the Columbia Fire Co. # 1. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her friends and classmates.

She is survived by a Daughter: Maxine Swingler of Columbia and a Son: Carl "Rock" husband of Tracey Groft Swingler of Columbia. Also surviving is a Step Son: Charles "Chip" Beaston husband of Kay Crist Beaston of Austin, TX and a Step Daughter: Jane Beaston Daggett wife of Richard Daggett of Oxford, PA., 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson: Andrew "Andy" Swingler in 2001. The family would like to thank Hospice and Community Care for the excellent care Geraldine received while she was in their care.

Funeral Services for Geraldine will be held from the Columbia United Methodist Church 5th & Walnut Streets Columbia, PA on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00AM with Rev. Thomas Grubbs officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10:AM – 11:00AM. Interment will follow the services in Ironville Cemetery.

The family request that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions in Geraldine's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville

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Sandra S. Beaston

Most important to her was spending time with her family & friends.

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Sandra S. Beaston, 55, of Wrightsville, passed away at home on Monday, July 15, 2019. She was the wife of Steven. E. Beaston, Sr. with whom she would have celebrated 33 years of marriage in October. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Tomas Jr. and Sally Ann Reahm Swan.

A graduate of Penn Manor High School, Class of 1982, along with her husband Steve, Sandy was co-owner of Park Side Auto Sales. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, the outdoors and tending to her Koy pond. Most important to her was spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband are her sons, Steven E. Jr. husband of Katie Beaston and Jonathan M. husband of Ashley Beaston.

A memorial service will be held at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeremy C. McCombs, officiating. They family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In honor of Sandy, please consider donations in her memory to the York County SPCA at www.ycspca.org.

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Ronald L. Walter

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was known for his American pride.

Funeral Services: Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Ronald L. Walter, 83, of Wrightsville passed away on July 5th, 2019. He was born in York to the late Lind D. and Edith Mann Walter and was the last of his immediate family.

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was known for his American pride. While in the Navy, he worked as boiler tech aboard the U.S.S. New DD818. Following his time of service, Ronald worked for Cole Steel for twenty five years and was head of the union at his place of employment before retiring. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for another ten years before retiring again. Ronald loved sports, especially the New York Yankees and Giants, and the Philadelphia Flyers. He was also an A.S.A. umpire for a number of years and that is where he met his wife. Ronald was a member of the East Prospect Fish and Game Association and also the Tin Can Sailors.

Ronald leaves behind his wife of almost thirty four years, Denise Walter (Fisher) of Wrightsville, formerly of Columbia; his children, Karen, wife of William McMaster of Manchester, Lance, husband of Patricia Walter of Philadelphia; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a large extended family; his canine companion, Bean.

Services for Ronald will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. Ronald’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Lebanon VA Hospital who cared for him and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lebanon VA Hospital, Mail Code 10V, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave, Lebanon, PA 17042. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com




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