Grace Dyer

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LANCASTER Grace (Glick) Dyer passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at the age of 101 years. She was the wife of Paul Clifford Dyer, who died in 1980. Born in the City of Lancaster, on November 19, 1911, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Clara (Baughman) Glick. She was a 1931 graduate of Lancaster Girls (Stevens) High School and an 89-year member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. According to church membership records, she may have had the longest-standing membership in that church. She worked at Armstrong Cork Company before and during World War II and subsequently became the first person hired locally by Packaging Corporation of America. Grace is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Dale Achenbach of Springettsbury Township, York County, their three children and spouses, Douglas and Heidi Achenbach, Jill and Brian Brockway, and Lynne and Anthony Glinski, five great-grandchildren, Lucas and Carter Achenbach, Nathan and Nicholas Brockway, and Teagan Glinski; a sister-in-law, Carrie Glick; and numerous nieces and nephews, including two who live in the Lancaster area, George Glick, Jr. and Denise Walters. Grace was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys (Glick) Irvin; and brothers, George Glick, Sr. and Thomas Glick. A funeral service will be held at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home (717-394-4097), 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, on Monday, February 25, at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment at Landisville Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Grace's memory may be sent to Otterbein United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 20 E. Clay St., Lancaster, PA 17602; or Heartland Hospice Care, 3417-C Concord Road, York, PA 17402. To send an online condolence, please visit our website at
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 23, 2013