NEW HOLLAND, PA. — ADAMS – Matthew P., 20, New Holland, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Philip P. Jr. (formerly of Strongstown) and Rebecca (Williamson) Adams (formerly of Nanty Glo), now both of New Holland. Matthew graduated in 2011 from Garden Spot High School. He was currently working at CB Structures Inc. in New Holland. He was a member of the New Holland Recreation Center. His interests included running and staying healthy, sports, cars, bikes and girls. “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.” In addition to his parents, survived by sister, Angel Adams, and brother, Tyler Adams, both at home; the family dog, Ginger; paternal grandmother, Judith (Barr) Adams of Nanty Glo; maternal grandparents, Donald and Donna (Thiec) Williamson of Nanty Glo; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Philip P. Adams Sr. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Beck Funeral Home, 315 E. Main St., New Holland, the Rev. Dr. Douglas C. Bozung officiating. Interment, Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Matthew’s name to the New Holland Recreation Center Summer Youth Programs, 123 N. Shirk Road, New Holland, Pa. 17557. To send the family online condolences, visit www.groffeckenroth.com.
- District Deaths April 16, 2014
Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Erma I. Shaw
SHAW – Erma I., 97, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home In Ickesburg, Pa.
Robert S. Walters
WALTERS – Robert S., 75, Johnstown, passed away April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Timothy Alan Wess
WESS – Timothy Alan, 46, New Germany, died April 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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- District Deaths April 15, 2014
Delores E. Benito
BENITO – Delores E. “Honey,” 72, Johnstown, died April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Phillip E. Cadwallader
CADWALLADER – Phillip E., 88, Portage, entered into new life April 11, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Joan Mary (DeBiase) DeLisa
DeLISA – Joan Mary (DeBiase), 72, Richland, passed away peacefully April 14, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daniel D. Emeigh
EMEIGH – Daniel D., 73, Northern Cambria, died April 12, 2014, at home.
LEEPER – Robert, 78, Johnstown, passed away April 13, 2014, at home.
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