Ruth K. (Dolly) Remley of Lancaster passed away on June 17th at Moravian Manor Nursing Home in Lititz, PA. Born in Lancaster on Jan 25, 1917, she was 95 at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Philip A. and Ruth S. Kerchoff Kirchner of Lancaster, and the wife of the late J. Frank Remley, Jr. of Lancaster who died in 2008. Surviving are two sisters, Regina K. Garreth of Lancaster, and Corinne K. Ortega of Chicago; and one brother, Lawrence Kirchner of Lancaster, as well as Sister-in-Law, Dorothy Kirchner of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by brothers Louis and Philip Kirchner.
Ruth graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1936. She worked briefly at the Hamilton Watch Co along with her husband, Frank who spent his career with Hamilton. Together they made their life-long home in the Hamilton Park area of Lancaster, and devoted themselves to raising their sons. She was an avid reader, and a frequent visitor of the Lancaster Public library and other area libraries. She is survived by her sons J. Frank Remley, III, Newbury, MA, husband of Cheryl E. Remley; and Dennis M. Remley, Lancaster, husband of Edith L. Remley; four grand children including Jonathan F. Remley, husband of Dr. Laura Avery of Boston, MA; Anne J. Remley, Newbury, MA; Dr. Michael J. Remley, Clarkston, MI; and Joshua Remley of Lancaster. She has two great grandsons, William F. and Jonathan O. Remley of Boston, MA.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 119 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Friday, July 6, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest in St. James Memorial Gardens next to her husband Frank. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 (www.hospiceoflancaster.org).