Obituaries

Jan Gall, 82

October 07, 2016

Jan Gall, 82, of Lancaster, passed away at home, Friday, October 7, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Miami, FL, in 1934, she was the daughter of the late Hayden L. and Sara J. (Long) Sheaffer and grew up in Rothsville, PA. Jan was the wife of the late Joseph H. Gall, to whom she was married for 60 years.
Jan was a homemaker, who devoted herself to her family. She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and loved the Miami Dolphins. She was very gifted in knitting and counted cross-stitching. Jan enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family.
Jan’s family wishes to express their thanks to all of her family, friends, caregivers, and Hospice & Community Care for their unconditional care and support that Jan received during her illness; Jan was so grateful.
Jan is survived by her children, 2 daughters, Debra L. Harnish and Wendy S. LeFever, wife of Michael, and a son, Steven J. Gall, all of Lancaster. Also surviving are her 4 grandchildren: Megan L. Huaman, Taryn L. English, Andrew T. LeFever, Daniel T. LeFever, and one great-granddaughter, Riely L. Huaman. She is also survived by 3 siblings.
Memorial services for Jan will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Jan’s memory be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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October 11, 2016

I was sad to read about Jan’s passing.I met her in the Morning Lite Aerobics class.She always had a great smile and was a welcoming person to be around.She always spoke about her family and you knew how important all were to her.I have and will miss her in the back row at the rink.She always made me laugh when working out.She fought a courageous battle and can finally have peace.You are all in my thoughts and prayers and may you find comfort that she is now in a better place.
                                       Sincerely,
                                          Nancy Ross

October 10, 2016

Dearest Deb, Wendy, Steve, Megan & Taryn, Lefty and the rest of the family,
Words cant even begin to express how saddened I am to read about Jan’s passing.  She was a blessing to all who knew her,  I loved talking to her and I loved running into her out and hearing her tell me all her different stories about life (family, neighbors) I would laugh til I cried listening to her.
Im so sorry for your loss, she was always there for all of you, and for me many a time when I lived next door.  She will always be with you all in your heart for sure and I have no doubt you will be able to talk about her with lots of laughter.
Deepest Sympathy,
Brenda Bender Hohman

October 10, 2016

Debbie, Wendy, & Stevie, As one of the “originals” remaining on Skyline Drive your Mom will be dearly missed. The picture that is posted is so true to her personality with her warm smile. Everytime she saw me I got a big hug and many kind words. Knowing that she is no longer in pain is a blessing. Thoughts and prayers to your families. Kelly (Byrnes) Vatter

October 10, 2016

Wendy,
I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing.  Losing a loved one is difficult enough but when it’s your parent, a new normal is harder to adjust to.  I hope that memories you hold dear keep you wrapped in warmth and love.  You are in my thoughts.
With Sympathy, 
Adrienne Keares Gillespie 

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