Gladys M. Dinklel, 94, of Lancaster, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Dinkel. She was born in Silver Spring, daughter of the late William and Ethel Hesslet Shirey. She worked as an assembler at Hamilton Watch Company during WWII and worked at the Alto Movie theater in her younger years. Gladys was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where she was very active in the parish during her lifetime, including the PTO, a School Guard, a member of the Altar Rosary Society and baking fastnachts as part of the annual parish Lenten tradition. She cherished and enjoyed her family, including her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Dianne M. (William T.) Orem, Lancaster; Sandra L. (John) Zercher, Columbia; and William H. (the late Julie) Dinkel, Lancaster. Six grandchildren: Angie (Chris) Quinn; Scott Culp; J. Michael (Deb) Zercher; Christopher J. (Stephanie) Zercher; Chad (Lyndy) Marley; Benjamin Marley, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Francine F. Marley, wife of the late Robert Marley.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry Street, Columbia, PA 17512 on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Stephen P. Kelley, Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell at a later date in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Catholic Charities, 4800 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Columbia/Mountville. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.