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Ruth Miriam Kirchner Remley

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 23, 2012 @ 8:38 am In Obituaries | 2 Comments

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).

Condolences for the family of “Ruth Miriam Kirchner Remley”

Condolence from David Colley on June 25th, 2012 8:51 am

To Frank 3rd – I read in the New Era that your mother had died. I believe you are the “Franky” Remley I knew in kindergarten and growing up in Lancaster. My condolences to you and your family but how fortunate you are that both your parents lived such long lives. News of her death took me back 65 years. I believe we were both in kindergarten in Millersville. Your dad would pick us up in his old gray ’39 or ’40 Plymouth. I live Easton, PA and occasionally peruse the Lancaster papers to catch up on events and people there. Again my condolences.

David Colley

Condolence from June Wintersteen on June 25th, 2012 9:24 am

So sorry for your loss. I met Frank and Dolly while working at Wheatland FCU. They were a great couple very caring! Dolly was always friendly and I will always have fond memories of her.

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