In Memory Of

List of 13 news stories.

  • Barbara Elaine Ritz-Bashore

    LEBANON – Barbara Elaine Ritz-Bashore, 80, entered into rest early Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of Ronald L. Bashore. The couple celebrated 16 years of marriage on November 18, 2023. She was also wife of the late Elwood L. Ritz. Born September 30, 1943 in York, Barbara was a daughter of the late Charles and Betty (Shindler) Keckler. Read more HERE.
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  • Mary-Anne Walsh, '69

    YORK - Mary-Anne Walsh, mother to Patrick Walsh, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2023, after having a recurrence of breast cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days leading to her death.  
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  • Stephen Bear Stock

    York - Stephen Bear Stock, 85, of York died January 14, 2022 at his residence. He is the husband of Debra M. (Flinchbaugh) Gross Stock. Steve and Deb were together for 30+ years.  Steve was active in the community, serving on numerous boards including York County Chamber Of Commerce, York Country Day School, Ski Roundtop, and Yorktowne Hotel. 
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  • Frederick E. “Wyn” Stauffer, '61

    Frederick E. “Wyn” Stauffer, age 79, passed away at his home on October 30, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Suzon B. Stauffer, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Fred was born in York in 1943, the son of the late Frederick E. and Margaret (Downing) Stauffer. He was a 1961 graduate of York Country Day School and attended Susquehanna University. Read more HERE.
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  • Mary Wilton Sechrist Bartow

    Mary Wilton Sechrist Bartow, '74

    Mary Sechrist Bartow, of Manhattan and Millbrook, New York, died on August 12th after a brief illness. Born on June 1,1956 in York, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Mary Louise Wilton Sechrist and Stephen Stanley Sechrist II. After graduating from York Country Day School in 1974 which she attended for 12 years, she earned her BA in Art History from Smith College in 1978.
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  • Judith (Israel) Jenkins, '61

    Judith (Israel) Jenkins, 78, of Galloway, passed away in the early hours of November 6th, after battling dementia for the past several years.  Judith was a graduate of York Country Day School's Class of 1961.
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  • Hilary L. Spears

    Hilary Lynn Spears, much beloved daughter of Drs. Laura and Paul Spears, died on November 21, 2020, at the age of 37.
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  • Andrew W. Frey, '66

    Conewago Twp. - Andrew Whiteley Frey, age 73, of Conewago Township, York, died at 6:45 PM Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home.
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  • Harry T. Daugherty, '74

    Alumnus Harry Tom Daugherty, 62, entered into rest Wednesday September 25, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of the late Karen L. (Kimmel) Daugherty, celebrating 34 years of marriage.
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  • Anna Louise Lyons, '76

    Alumna Anna Louise Lyons '76, passed away May 20 in York. The Valedictorian of her York Country Day School class, Anna is survived by her husband and four children.  
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  • Bonnie Sowers

    Bonnie Sowers served as a long-standing faculty member at York Country Day School for many years. Her legacy is one that is synonymous with York Country Day School, and we mourn the loss of a wonderful person.
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  • Robert W. "Lee" Patterson

    Robert W. "Lee" Patterson died peacefully April 27 at his home in Somesville, Maine. A former York Country Day School science teacher, Mr. Patterson is best known by his students for his adventures to Alaska, Maine, and beyond.
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  • Ruth Winter

    Ruth Winter served as School Secretary and Administrative Assistant to the Head of School for 43 years. Her legacy is one that is synonymous with York Country Day School, and we mourn the loss of a wonderful person. 
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