L. Fay Good
L. Fay Good, of Leola, PA, died at the age of 84 at the Mennonite Home on December 12, 2018. Fay will be remembered for her generous spirit and love of her hometown, the Village of Bird-in-Hand, where she was born. Our family is heartbroken to have lost our beloved Fay.
Fay was the wife of the late Postmaster of Bird-in-Hand, Robert B. Good, who died in 2011. She was the daughter of the late Mary K. (Plank) Fritz and the step-daughter of the late John I. Fritz. Fay owned the Village Ceramic Shop for 10 years, and she and her husband used the proceeds from the shop to convert an old barn into the Good Family home. This remodeling project took seven years and was completed in time for Christmas, 1969.
Fay worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 33 years, starting as a part-time postal clerk and retiring in 1997 as the full-time Postmaster of the Silver Spring Post Office. She was a life-time member of the Bird-in-Hand United Methodist Church, where she faithfully served many posts. She was a Sunday school teacher for 25 years, the chairman of the Holiday Bazaar for 50 years, a Board Member for 12 years, and a lay delegate to the annual Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church for 34 years.
Fay was a 1952 graduate of East Lampeter High School and served as the Treasurer of the East Lampeter Alumni Association for 55 years. She worked tirelessly at planning annual class reunions and was known as "the glue that kept the ELHS alumni classes together."
Fay also volunteered for countless community events. She delivered meals for the BIH Fire Company's BBQ dinners, served desserts at the annual fire company auction, assisted with the annual BIH Run, Ride & Soar Weekend events, and greeted guests as an usher at the BIH Stage. Some of her favorite memories included the 250th Bird-in-Hand Anniversary celebration held in 1984, annual winter trips to Port Charlotte, Florida, and her 1997 tour out west during which she visited 20 different states.
Fay's pride and joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who knew her as Mom-Mom. She enjoyed many adventures with her grandchildren when they were young, including summer camping trips to Spring Gulch Campground and days filled with rides at Dutch Wonderland. Fay also looked forward to time with her grand and great-grandchildren at the BIH Banquet in a Cornfield.
Fay was known for being extraordinarily generous with her time. She was forever on the go. Fay loved gathering friends, family, classmates, and neighbors together, and she especially enjoyed helping others. She will be fondly remembered for all the beautifully handwritten letters, greeting cards, and notes that she sent to family and friends. It's no wonder that Christmas, a time of giving, was her favorite holiday.
Fay's greatest gift to her family was her gentle, caring nature and the love and compassion she showed to everyone she met. Fay will be known for her positive spirit, her many acts of kindness, and her thoughtful words of encouragement. What a legacy she leaves behind for us all.
Our family would like to recognize and thank the many compassionate folks at the Mennonite Home and Hospice & Community Care for the wonderful kindness, respect and professional care that each of them provided in support of Fay, and her family and friends.
Fay is survived by her son, R. Douglas Good, husband of Linda J. Good, of Leola, and her daughter, Pamela F. Slavin, wife of Donald L. Slavin, of Lancaster, 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend Fay's funeral service on Saturday, December 22, at 10 a.m. at the Bird-in-Hand United Methodist Church, 2620 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand. Fay's family will receive friends at the church from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Interment: the adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcomed to the Bird-in-Hand United Methodist Church, General Fund, PO Box 408, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505.
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