Community leaders, WWII heroes, beloved family members: Local lives lost due to COVID-19 – PennLive

The coronavirus has claimed thousands of lives in Pennsylvania since March 6 when the first two cases were reported.

The first death was reported in Pennsylvania on March 19. That tally steadily rose. As of mid-June, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people in Pa.

PennLive combed through obituaries to find and remember some of those people who died from the disease we never heard of in the beginning of the year, but now daily face restrictions meant to mitigate its spread.

This is not a comprehensive list but a sampling of information that we could find published in the region’s newspapers.

Terry L. Adams

Terry Adams

Terry Adams of Dillsburg died May 1 of complications from COVID-19.

Adams, 74, of Dillsburg, died May 1.

He was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. In the late 1960s, he played football for the Harrisburg Caps, a semipro farm club for the Baltimore Colts. His family said, “His family and friends will fondly remember his larger than life personality, big heart, helpful and caring nature, intense laugh, pick-up semi-contact basketball games and that megawatt smile.”

Holmes R. Allen Jr.

Allen, of Lancaster, died May 5 at Lancashire Nursing Home in Lititz.

Known as Sonny, Allen was famous amongst his family for his