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In Memory

To honor those who were great supporters of ELC and wished to see our mission of environmental education continue long into the future.  

In Memory of Michael Ball

May 20, 2020

In Memory of Sandra Adair Poe
March 22, 1941 - August 31, 2023

Sandra Adair Poe, of Sebastian, Florida and Warrenton, Virginia began the journey to her heavenly home on August 31, 2023. She was born March 22, 1941, in Warrenton, Virginia to Harry H. and Dorothy H. Robinson. Sandra graduated from Warrenton High School and enrolled in Patricia Stevens School of Modeling in Washington, D.C. in 1959. She married Thomas L. Poe, of Hume, Virginia on June 25, 1960.

Mrs. Poe was a loving mother of two children, Daryl (his wife, Kathryn) Poe of Fort Collins, Colorado and Kimberly (husband, Doug) Schirtzinger of Greenfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Virginia, Sebastian, Ely, Lauren and Shelby (husband, Rafael); great-grandson, Kael; sister, Judy Eisler; and nephew, David Eisler.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Harry Robinson, Jr.. As a lover of Christian and gospel music, Sandy was a dedicated attendee of Christ by the Sea Church. She was an athlete, artist, an event planner, a fashion model, a musician, and a tennis pro shop manager. She was adept at interacting with other people and made friends easily. She dearly loved ocean cruises and traveling to new destinations. A Celebration of Life will be held March 23, 2024, with more details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to The Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 where she greatly enjoyed her volunteer work or to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 who provided superb care at the end of her earthly journey. Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.


In Memory of George "Duff" May
May 1975 - August 26, 2023

Duff May, 75, of Vero Beach, Florida and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, August 26, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary while on a trip to Europe. He was born in Lancaster to George D. May, Jr. and Mary Katharine "Kate" May Shirk.

Duff and his wife, Jess, had just finished a bicycling tour through Germany and Austria and were traveling through Hungary when he died unexpectedly from a heart attack.

In addition to travel, Duff loved being with family and friends, biking, tennis, skiing, hiking, learning romance languages, driving beautiful old cars, fine dining and fine wine. He enhanced any event with his wit and storytelling. His entertaining stories always had a grain of truth somewhere. His charm and love of life was evident to all who met him.

Duff will be missed by his wife Jess; three sisters, Kate, Laura, and Caroline (husband Paul); his children Scottie and Boyd (wife Melanie); grandchildren Alex, Parker, Jackson and Cara; and by the Shirk family, in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.

A celebration in his honor will be held at The Hamilton Club, 106 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 4-7 p.m.

If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider giving to the Lancaster Conservancy or the Lancaster County Food Hub.

Please visit Duff's Memorial Page at:

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