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Our Obituaries

Lorraine B. Weaber

September 10, 1929 - June 19, 2017

Lorraine B. Weaber, 87, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of Harold E. Weaber who passed away November 28, 2009. Lorraine was born in Port Carbon on September 10, 1929, daughter of the late Clarence N. and Mary Troy Bensinger. She was a graduate of Port Carbon High School and upon graduating worked for Bell Telephone. Lorraine was a member of the...
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Anna H. Roark

April 17, 1932 - June 18, 2017

Anna H. (L.) Roark, 85 of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Ezra Paul Roark, Sr. who passed away February 1994. Anna was born in Lebanon on April 17, 1932, daughter of the late Frank L. Herb, Sr. and Margaret Snyder Herb. Anna helped as a bookkeeper in the family roofing business. She was a member of the Child Evangelism Fellowship. ...
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Berneda J. Greider

October 8, 1932 - June 13, 2017

Berneda J. Greider, 84, of Millersville, passed away Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017 at Conestoga View with her family by her side. Born on October 8, 1932 in Pequea Twp., Lancaster County, Berneda was the daughter of the late Milton D. and Helen Corrigan Charles. Known to many as "Bernie," she was a 1950 graduate of Penn Manor High School. She worked for Millersville University in the...
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Brian Dylan Lang

September 28, 1971 - June 11, 2017

Brian Dylan Lang, 45, Lebanon, Passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born in Lebanon on September 28, 1971, son of Carol Messner Lymaster of Lebanon and Gregory Lang of Lebanon. Brian was a 1989 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Penn State Main Campus for three years, studding Forestry and Environmental safety. He enjoyed time with his son, producing TV commercials, and the...
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Janet L. McGovern

January 14, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Janet L. McGovern, 79, of Mountville formerly of Dillsburg passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017 with her daughter, Lori by her side at the Gardens of Lititz after a lengthy illness. Born in Dillsburg, PA on January 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Earl Pencil and Sarah Minnie Krall Moose. She was the wife of Lloyd R. McGovern who passed away on November 15, 2003, who she loved...
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Daniel Mercado

January 3, 1935 - June 11, 2017

Reverend Daniel Mercado, 82, went home with the Lord on June 11, 2017 at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia PA. Born in Ponce, PR he was the son of the late Braulio Mercado and Alejandra Arroyo. He was married to Sol M. Mercado for 17 years. Mercado served in the US Army during the Korean War. He dedicated his life to the Lord in 1975 and devoted his life to Pastoring since...
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Sara Ann Raymond

August 7, 1946 - June 8, 2017

Sara A. Raymond, 70, Jonestown, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Kenneth Raymond. Sara was born in Oreland PA on August 7, 1946, daughter of the late William H. and Sara Ann Lengle Souder. She was a Lebanon High School graduate. Sara had worked at Hill's and Ames and was a nursing aide at Hill Farms, Annville. She enjoyed...
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Charles W. "Charlie" Secord, Jr.

January 6, 1952 - June 8, 2017

Charles W. "Charlie" Secord, Jr., 65, of Lititz passed away Thursday morning, June 8, 2017 at his home after lengthy illnesses. Born on January 6, 1952 in Tenton, NJ, he was the son of the late Charles W. "Skip" Secord, Sr. and Katherine M. Shuster Secord. Charlie was the husband of Lori A. McGovern Secord with who he married on December 30, 1993. Charlie graduated in 1969 from Middletown High...
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Thelma M. Swanger

January 20, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Thelma M. Swanger, 87, Jonestown, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Eugene L. "Jim" Swanger. Thelma was born in Oxford on January 20, 1930, daughter of the late Charles and Anna Overbay Raines. She was a former home care provider. Thelma was a member of Jonestown Zion Lutheran Church. She was a former home care provider. Thelma enjoyed dancing...
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Marion E. Collins

May 3, 1930 - May 30, 2017

Marion E. Collins, 85, formerly of Lehman St, Lebanon passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Henry Robert Collins. Marion was born in Lebanon on May 3, 1932, daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth F. Sealer Zechman. Marion was a retired employee of Weave Corp, Denver and had driven school bus for Cornwall-Lebanon School District for 19 years. She was...
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Bryan Wesley Keim

April 13, 1973 - May 26, 2017

It is with profound sadness that we, his parents Jan and Russ Keim of Long Neck, Delaware, write this obituary for our son. He died Friday evening in a one-car accident. Bryan was a character to raise as a child. It was so wonderful to see the man he became; a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Rebecca of Annville, and the two people he adored and was most proud of; Jesse...
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William J. McMellen, Jr.

June 8, 1933 - May 23, 2017

William J. "Bill" McMellen, Jr., 83, of Conestoga passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017 with his loving wife by his side. Born on June 8, 1933, he was the son of the late William J., Sr. and Marian Flick McMellen. He was the husband of Betty M. MacDonald with who he shared 63 years of marriage. Bill graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School. Following high school, he...
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C. Kevin Dorer

September 4, 1952 - May 19, 2017

C. Kevin Dorer, 64 of Conestoga passed away at his home in Friday morning, May 19, 2017. Born on September 4, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Charles Kemp Dorer and Marilyn Jean Daugher Dorer. He was the husband of Marcia L. Wendlee with who he married on April 27,2002. Kevin graduated from Garrett County Community College. He worked as a route salesman for many years for...
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Maudiel Esolante Diaz

October 2, 1988 - May 14, 2017

Maudiel Esolante Diaz, 18, Quarryville and Guatemala, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Chester County Hospital. He was born in Tacana San Marcos, Guatemala on November 5, 1998, son of Juan F. Esolante and Sara Diaz. He was employed as a mushroom farmer. In addition to his parents, Maudial, is survived by a sister, Sarali, brother, Elias and maternal grandmother, Ermitania Bravo all of...
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David O. Hulse

July 31, 1931 - May 11, 2017

David Oliver Hulse, 85, died peacefully at home in Palmyra on May 11th. David was a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Lehigh University. He worked for the Hamilton Watch Company, Thiokol, and Strick Trailer before being employed by The Budd Company in Downingtown for 23 years. David enjoyed cars and was never happier than when attending a car show or working on an old automobile. He is...
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Helen M. Ceresini

May 4, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Helen M. Ceresini, 87, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at ManorCare Health Care Services Lebanon. She was the wife of Carl L. Ceresini to whom she was married for 66 years, having married on May 5, 1951. Helen was born in Swatara Twp. on May 4, 1930 daughter of the late George Reese and LuLu Lightner Hoffman. Helen was a 1950 graduate of Annville High School. She retired in...
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Matthew B. Brodbeck

December 16, 1997 - May 10, 2017

Matthew B. Brodbeck, 19, of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017. Born on December 16, 1997 in Lancaster, Matt was the son of Richard J. "Rick" Brodbeck, Jr. and Shelby D. Mylin Brodbeck. Matt had attended Hempfield High School and was currently employed by Wal-Mart on the Fruitville Pike and had previously worked at Arby's in Centerville. Matt had a...
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Matthew Jahir Berrios Quinones

May 3, 2017

Matthew Jahir Berrios Quinones, stillborn son of Luis Alfredo Berrios and Anamaris Quinones Rivera of Lebanon was delivered Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Wllspan Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He is survived by a sister Natasha Nichole Berrios of PR, grandparents, Luis Berrios and Maria Merced and Anna Rivera and Jesus Quinones all of PR. Family and friends will be received Monday, May 8,...
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Evelyn G. Ovens

December 12, 1923 - April 28, 2017

Evelyn G. Ovens, 93, formerly of Conestoga and New Providence passed away Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at Hamilton Arms Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Gap, PA on December 23, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Maurice S. and Anna Mary Templeton Doutrich. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husbands, Burton "Eddie" Reitzel who died on March 8, 1972 and Thomas C. Ovens, Jr. who died on...
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Faye E. Groff

March 27, 1926 - April 27, 2017

Faye E. Groff, 91, formerly of West Lampeter Twp., passed away Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2017 at The Glen at Willow Valley. She and her husband, Ben moved to Willow Valley in 2003. Born in Lancaster on March 27, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Mary Weber Deiter. She married on September 9, 1950 to Benjamin B. Groff. Ben passed away on May 8, 2004. Faye graduated...
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Raymond R. Hall

October 29, 1948 - April 26, 2017

Raymond R. Hall, 68, of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday evening, April 26, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Raymond R. Hall began his adventurous life in Forres, Moret,Scotland, on October 29, 1948 born of an American soldier and an English mum, the late Ralph R. and Margaret I. Patterson Hall. Boarding the Queen Mary flag ship, the family sailed to the United States, and moved to the...
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Edwin James Elliott, Jr.

March 7, 1936 - April 25, 2017

Edwin James Elliott, Jr., 81, of Leola, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Betty Mae Mattson Elliott. Ed was born in Coatesville on March 7, 1936, son of the late Edwin J., Sr. and Evelyn Ruth Souillard Elliott. He was a retired driver for UPS. Ed was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR...
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Alice Marie Greboniski

August 30, 1928 - April 23, 2017

Alice Marie Greboniski, 88 formerly of Plains, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Claremont Nursing Home Carlisle, she was born in Plains o August 30, 1928 daughter of the late Michael and Mary Petrick Greboniski. Alice retired from the Consolidated Cigar Co in West Pittston and had been more recently employed as a food service worker in the Wilkes Barre Area School District, she enjoyed...
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Evelyn May Criddle

May 18, 1927 - April 19, 2017

Evelyn May Criddle, 89, formerly of Conestoga and Willow Street. passed away Wednesday evening, April 19, 2017 at Falling Springs Nursing and Rehab in Chambersburg, PA. Born on May 18, 1927 in Olean, NY she was the daughter of the late George T. and Margaret L. Clark Turner. Evie was the wife of Albert R. Criddle who preceded her in death. Evie and her husband owned Conestoga Upholstery on...
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Gladys M. Goodhart

July 6, 1930 - April 18, 2017

Gladys M. Goodhart, 86, of Conestoga passed away Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness. Born on July 6, 1930 in Conestoga, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Carrie M. Gebhard Kneisley. Gladys was the wife of Donald W. Goodhart who passed away on June 30, 1993. Gladys was a life time member of Conestoga United Methodist Church where...
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Mary I. Kline

December 5, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Mary I. Kline, 91, Lebanon, formerly of Gretna Springs and Elmcroft of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of Robert C. Kline whom she married June 19, 1948. Mary was born in Ono on December 5, 1925, daughter of the late Warren and Irene Wengert Emrich. Mary attended the Philadelphia College of the Bible. She had been a...
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Bradley A. Stichler

April 13, 1957 - April 7, 2017

Bradley A. Stichler, 59, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Sandra T. Moyer Stichler, whom he married October 22, 2010. Brad was born in Lebanon on April 13, 1957, son of Joan Emma Putt Stichler of Lebanon and the late Richard A. Stichler. Brad was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He was a retired driver at the Lebanon VA Medical Center,...
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James R. Dimitris

March 15, 1933 - March 26, 2017

James R. Dimitris, 84, of Manheim Township passed away Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 at the Gardens at Stevens after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster on March 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Gust H., Sr. and Catherine Groff Dimitris. Jim was the husband of Ruth A. Bleacher Dimitris with who he married on May 10, 1959. As a young man, Jim worked for Garvin Shoe Repair. Jim served in the...
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Lucille Marie Bitts Pfeiffer Reisinger

January 16, 1921 - March 25, 2017

Lucille Bitts Pfeiffer Reisinger 1921- 2017. Lucy passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 25. She was an avid fisherman and hunter who once faced down a black bear. Although she never got a driver's license, she could fly a plane! With an excellent green thumb, she was happiest with her hands in the dirt. She survived all five of her children and two husbands and is survived...
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Arlene M Breneman

September 25, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Arlene M. (Kann) Breneman, 91, of Willow Valley passed away Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017 at home with her husband of 68 years by her side. Born on September 25, 1925 in Strasburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Ella F. Miller Kann. She married John R. Breneman, Jr. on May 8, 1948. Arlene graduated from Strasburg High School in 1943. Arlene worked for over 42 years for...
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Jeiliannette Milagros Justiniano Rodriguez

July 2, 2014 - March 15, 2017

Jeiliannette Milagros Justiniano Rodriguez, 2, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center from injuries received from an auto accident on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born in York on July 2, 2014, daughter of Jenny Rodriguez Colon of Lebanon and Alberto Justiniano Irizarry of York. Jeiliannette attended Iglesias de Restauracion, Lebanon and was an...
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Edward G. White, Jr.

November 22, 1934 - March 6, 2017

Edward G. White, Jr., 82 of Lancaster formerly of Conestoga passed away on Monday evening, March 6, 2017 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, surrounded lovingly by his family. Born in Conestoga on November 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Edward G., Sr. and Gladys Rineer White. Ed was the husband of Mary E. Boas with who he would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on March 29th. ...
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Jeri L. Breniser

September 13, 1953 - March 6, 2017

Jeri L. Breniser, 63, of Conestoga, formerly of New Providence was peacefully ushered into her eternal home after a long and extremely faught illness on Monday afternoon, March 6, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy with her adoring family by her bedside. Born on September 13, 1953 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John L. "Jack" Yoder and Loretta D. Moss Yoder. Jeri was...
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Charles L. "Charlie" Henry

December 20, 1933 - March 2, 2017

Charles L. "Charlie" Henry, 83, of Willow Street passed away Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at Lebanon VA Medical Center. Born in Washington Boro, PA on December 20, 1933 he was the son of the late Charles and Adeline Stroble Henry. Charlie served in the US Air Force from December 1952 to December 1956. After the service, he worked for Boeing Aircraft where he worked on the first 3 commercial...
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Claire L. McLain

September 27, 1947 - February 28, 2017

Claire L. McLain, 69, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on September 27, 1947 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Frank X. McLain and the late Jean Newswanger McLain. Claire graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1965. After graduation, she worked for Lancaster General Hospital as a nurses' aid and Kerr Glass as a...
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Terry L. Winters, Sr.

June 13, 1948 - February 28, 2017

Terry L. Winters, Sr., 68 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017 suddenly at Good Samaritan Wellspan Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Lebanon on June 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Clifford K. and Dorothy Lebo Winters. Terry was the husband of Jill A. Grostefon Winters with who he married on August 8, 1964. Terry was a self employed plasterer and drywall hanger prior to...
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Felix "Jimmy" Luis Trevino

September 20, 1954 - February 27, 2017

Felix Luis Trevino, 62, of Lancaster passed away at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia on Monday evening February 27, 2017. Born in Vegabaja, PR on September 20, 1954, he was the son of the late Juan Trevino and Josefina Pagan.
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LInda S. Langevin

April 6, 1955 - February 27, 2017

Linda S. Langevin, 61, of Pequea passed away at her home early Monday morning, February 27, 2017. Linda fought a long battle of nearly 40 years with Multiple Sclerosis. Born on April 6, 1955 in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Walter Kuzemchock and Ilse Plueger Kruger. Linda was a fighter, with a great attitude but could be very stubborn at times. She loved to cook and bake,...
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Alexander "Alex" David Osborne

February 26, 1998 - February 23, 2017

Alexander "Alex" David Osborne, 18, of North Cornwall Twp., Lebanon passed away suddenly at his home Thursday morning, February 23, 2017, just 3 days shy of his 19th birthday. Born in Philadelphia on February 26, 1998 he was the son of David J. and Julie R. McConahy Osborne. Alex graduated from Cedar Crest High School in 2016 and attended Temple University this past fall. Alex worked with...
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Edward C. Gustager

April 10, 1956 - February 21, 2017

Edward C. Gustager, 60, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Wellspan York Hospital. He was born in Lebanon on April 4, 1956, son of the late Charles E. and Catherine D. Fisher Gustager. He worked as a deliveryman. He enjoyed shooting pool. Ed is survived by sisters, Betty, wife of Dennis Gettle of Myerstown, Anna Mae Fake of Lebanon, Mary Ann Gettle of Myerstown, brothers,...
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Patricia A. Shedlock

October 23, 1946 - February 20, 2017

Patricia A. Shedlock, 70, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. She was born in Lebanon on October 23, 1946, daughter of the late Lester L. and Erma Jane Buffamoyer Keller. Pat graduated from Northern Lebanon High School and received her Master of Education from Elizabethtown College. Pat taught in the Lebanon School District for over 30...
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Selina M. Gable

February 4, 1968 - February 18, 2017

Selina M. Gable, 49 of Pequea passed away suddenly at her home Saturday morning, February 18, 2017. Born in Coatesville, PA on February 4, 1968, she was the daughter of the late David B. Meadows and Carolyn G. Barkley Bollinger. She was the wife of David W. Gable with who she married June 21, 1992 on their dairy farm in Chester County. Selina graduated from Twin Valley High School in...
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William Charles "Buckie" McDaniels, Jr.

July 9, 1918 - February 18, 2017

William Charles "Buckie" McDaniels, Jr., 100, formerly of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Lebanon Valley Home of the UCC, Annville. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Maxine Drake McDaniels who passed away November 5, 2015, four days short of their 75th wedding anniversary. Buckie was born in Lebanon on July 9, 1916, son of the late William Charles, Sr. and Nancy...
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Traci L. Moore

September 14, 1965 - February 12, 2017

Traci L. Moore, 51, of Lancaster passed away at her home on Sunday morning, February 12, 2017. Born in Lancaster on September 14, 1965, she was the daughter of Barry L. Moore, Sr. and Cindy M. Dimeler. Traci had worked in the nursing field as a CNA for many years. Cindy was an animal lover and leaves behind her dog, Ginger and cats, Tippy and Lola. Traci was a home body and enjoyed watching...
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David Eloy Gil

November 17, 1975 - February 9, 2017

David Eloy Gil, 41, of Lancaster passed away unexpectantly on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born on November 17, 1975 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of Eloy Gil and Rosa Irizarry. David worked for the past 5 years for John F. Martin & Son, Inc. as a production supervisor. David loved to cook and also loved to eat what he cooked and what others cooked, especially Italian food. He was strong...
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LaVon Arms

December 2, 1933 - February 7, 2017

LaVon Arms, 83, of Gladwyne, formerly of Devon, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. "Jack" Arms. LaVon was born in Lincolnville, KS on December 2, 1933, daughter of the late William C. and Gladys Barger Gehrke. She was a graduate of Colorado College. LaVon was a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church and an active member of...
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Donald P. Rineer, Jr.

March 6, 1962 - February 6, 2017

Donald P. Rineer, Jr., 54 of Millersville passed away Monday morning, February 6, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital after an unexpected illness. Born on March 6, 1962 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Donald P. Rineer, Sr. and Patricia A. Ardire Rineer of Columbia. Don graduated from JP McCaskey in 1980. He was currently working for Jackson's Window Shop in production. Don is...
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Michael P. Smith, JR.

August 30, 1948 - February 5, 2017

Michael P. Smith, Jr., 68 of Annville passed away Sunday morning, February 5, 2017 at Manor Care of Lebanon after a long battle with melanoma. Born on August 30, 1948 in Ashland, PA Mike was the son of Michael P., Sr. and Martha Neveroski Smith. His first wife, Bonnie passed away in 1989. He was married to Holly M. Horning Smith. Mike retired from the National Guard in March of 2004 after...
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Dolores F. Moser

August 31, 1931 - February 4, 2017

Dolores F. Moser, of Main Street, Conestoga passed away at her home Saturday morning, February 4, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster on August 31, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Caroline Emily McComsey Horn. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jay F. Barr, Jr. and John J. Moser, Jr. Dolores worked for K-Mart at East Towne Mall in Lancaster for over 24...
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Helen E. White

March 31, 1930 - February 3, 2017

Helen E. White, 86, formerly of Manheim passed away on Friday morning, February 3, 2017 at Hamilton Arms Nursing Facility. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Eva H. Zimmerman Diehm. Helen was the wife of Richard E. White who passed away in June of 1983. Helen worked in the office at Watt & Shand Department store. Helen is survived by her son, Douglas A.,...
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Timothy S. Wolf

July 17, 1953 - February 2, 2017

Timothy S. Wolf, 63, of W. Lampeter Twp., passed away Thursday evening, February 2, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster on July 17, 1953 he was the son of Thomas O. and Doris V. Brooks Wolf. Tim graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School. He worked as a sales associate for WaWa for the past 25 years. Tim was a member of the Commercial Travelers Club, 7th Ward Club and...
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Paul E. "Pat" Lynch

August 8, 1938 - February 1, 2017

Paul E. "Pat" Lynch, Jr., 78 of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, formerly of Myerstown, passed away Wednesday February 1, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Elaine L. Umberger Lynch. Pat was born in Lebanon on August 8, 1938, son of the late Paul e, Sr and Gladys Whitman Lynch. Pat was a Navy Veteran, serving during peacetime as a sonar tech. He retired as a warehouseman from AWI...
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Rebecca "Becca" Lynn Miller

October 2, 1999 - January 30, 2017

Rebecca "Becca" Lynn Miller, 17, of Pequea died unexpectedly Monday evening January 30, 2017 in Martic Township. Born in Lancaster on October 2, 1999, she was the daughter of Norman S. Miller, Jr. and Stacy L. Hershey Miller. Becca was a junior at Penn Manor High School. She loved animals and was looking forward to attending Willow Street CTC for Veterinary Tech next year. Becca was a member...
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June E. Zellers

February 12, 1940 - January 30, 2017

June E. Zellers, 76 of Lebanon, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was born in Ephrata on February 12, 1940, daughter of the late Martin L. and Irene M. Simmons Sites. She was a bartender in several area clubs including during the 1980s the Liberty Fire Co, as well as the RM Club, Gentleman's Bar/Dave's Dream and Keystone Gun Club.She was...
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J. Roy Hostetter

March 2, 1921 - January 28, 2017

J. Roy Hostetter, of Manheim Township passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Calvary Fellowship Homes after a brief illness. Born in Manor Twp., on March 2, 1921, he was the son of the late Maurice and Fanny Mayer Hostetter. He was the husband of Margaret "Peg" Bowman Hostetter with who he married on November 11, 2006. His first wife, Irene May preceded him in death. Roy retired from the...
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David M. Keenan

June 14, 1962 - January 26, 2017

David M. Keenan, 54 of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Philadelphia on June 14, 1962, son of the late Clarence D. and Anna C. Kless Keenan. David was a Cedar Crest High School graduate Class of 1980. He was employed as an independent soundman and had managed several tattoo shops. David was a member of Mt. Zion Fire Co, Rescue Fire Co, Mt....
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Terry L. Hess

January 22, 2017

Terry L. Hess, 61,of Main Street, Conestoga passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on December 13, 1955 and raised in Conestoga, Terry was the son of the late George R. and Anna B. Aument Hess. Terry was a heavy equipment operator and excavator all his life, he retired from BullDog Construction in Chester County. He enjoyed watching Nascar and was a Dale...
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Betty H. "Betts" Shultz

April 5, 1918 - January 13, 2017

Heaven just got a little bit more lively! On Friday, January 13, Betty Hoffman Shultz (Betts), 98, took the party upstairs, leaving behind her sons Steve and Tim, daughters-in-law, Diann, Susie and Louise, nephew Barry and niece Barbara, their spouses Diane and Harry, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Those who knew her will never forget her feisty nature...
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Blanche A. Bryson

September 28, 1930 - January 13, 2017

Blanche A. Bryson, 86, of Lancaster passed away Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster on September 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Kipphorn Quenzer. Blanche was the wife of Joseph H. Bryson, Sr. who she married on March 15, 1952 and who preceded her in death on March 22, 2005. Blanche was a hard worker, she worked...
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Dennis S Barone

August 2, 1953 - January 12, 2017

Dennis S. Barone, 63, of Conestoga formerly of Long Island passed away Thursday evening, January 12, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care . Dennis was born in Manhattan, NY on August 2, 1953, the son of the late Salvatore and Concetta Capriglione Barone. Dennis was the husband of Lois R. Jordan Barone with who he married on May 4, 1974. Dennis was a self employed contractor and had worked for...
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Wilis H. Gerlach

June 2, 1926 - January 10, 2017

Willis H. Gerlach, 90, formerly of Pequea Twp., passed away Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017 at Luther Acres, Lititz. Born on June 2, 1926, he was the son of the late Harry H. and Anna May Huber Gerlach. Willis was the husband of Catherine I. Mellinger Gerlach who survives him. Willis was a graduate of Lampeter High School. As a young man, Willis worked as a farmhand for several farmers. He...
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John Desmond "Des" Glynn

June 7, 1928 - January 6, 2017

John Desmond (Dessie or Des) Glynn, 88, of Lebanon Pennsylvania USA, passed away at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon on January 6, 2017. Des was born in Dublin, Ireland on June 7, 1928, son of the late Thomas and Violet Graham Glynn. Des leaves behind his daughter Jacqueline, wife of Al Coleman of Reading, Pennsylvania, sons Desmond of Columbus, Ohio, Kevin of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and Alan, husband...
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Michael Alexander Perez

March 4, 1997 - January 3, 2017

Michael A. Perez, 19, of Lancaster passed away suddenly at home Tuesday morning, January 3, 2017 at home. Born in Lancaster on March 4, 1997, Big Mike was the son of Juan Perez, Jr. of East Earl and Sonia Perez of Lancaster. Big Mike attended J.P. McCaskey High School. He was an avid New York Giants Fan and was a jokester and loved clowning around. In addition to his father Juan and his...
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Jeanne L. Petry-Hyypio

May 19, 1960 - January 1, 2017

Jeanne L. Petry-Hyypio, 56, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Bob E. Hyypio who passed away January 30, 2009. Jeanne was born in Lebanon on May 19, 1960, daughter of the late M. Louis and Helen H. Henry Petry. She was a graduate of VA Intermount College and Clemson University. Jeanne was a former partner with her late husband of...
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Rachel A. Henry

December 22, 1952 - December 26, 2016

Rachel A. Henry, 64, North Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Lebanon, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of Robert Alan Henry, whom she married in May of 1973. Rachel was born in Lebanon on December 22, 1952, daughter of the late Clarence "Pepper" and Kathryn Leedom Martin. She was a 1970 graduate of Lebanon High School. Rachel liked bingo, pinnacle, and...
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Richard C. "Dick" Sample, Sr.

April 25, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Richard C. "Dick" Sample, Sr., 84, of Conestoga passed away Tuesday morning, December 20, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Home after a brief illness. Born in New Providence Twp., Lancaster County, on April 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Elmer and Elsie Kruntz Sample. He was the husband of Betty J. Fitzkee who he married in December of 1950. Dick retired as road...
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Nancy A. Condran

February 23, 1955 - December 19, 2016

Nancy A. Condran, 61, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Randy Lee Condran. Nancy was born in Lebanon on February 23, 1955 daughter of the late John and Josephine Davis Leonard. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School class of 1973. Nancy worked 18 years for PennDot as a radio dispatcher. Nancy was a...
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Russell Walter Streeper

April 21, 1940 - December 15, 2016

Rev. Dr. Russell Walter Streeper, 76, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Diana Irene Smith Streeper who he married May 9, 1959. Russ was born in Philadelphia on April 21, 1940, son of the late Russell Milton and Estell Deloris Leonowicz Streeper. After serving 8 years in the United States Air Force, Russ...
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Jane A. Miller

March 9, 1949 - December 11, 2016

Jane I. Miller, 67, of Norfolk, VA passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Lebanon on March 9, 1949, daughter of the late Edward S. Sr. and Anna P. Parks Miller. Jane was a graduate of Cornwall High School class of 1967 and the Lancaster General School of Nursing. She then worked many years as a traveling nurse. Jane is survived by sisters,...
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Brian E. Beach

July 25, 1982 - December 7, 2016

Brian E. Beach, 34, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was born in Lebanon on July 25, 1982, son of Brenda Miller Beach and the late Steven Beach. Brian was an US Army Veteran of the War on Terrorism, serving in Iraq, as a mechanic and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a 2000 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. He enjoyed Steelers...
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Phyllis Hardy

November 19, 1948 - November 29, 2016

Phyllis Hardy, 68, of Lebanon died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. She was born in Philadelphia on November 19, 1948, daughter of the late James L. and Dorothy Sutton Latney. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness. Phyllis is survived by her son Phillip Nixon of Kennesaw, GA, Yvonne Nixon of Lebanon, Michelle Nixon of Durham, NC, Capri Hardy of Philadelphia,...
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Thomas N. Tracey

October 16, 1950 - November 26, 2016

Thomas Norman Tracey, "Tom", 66, of Myerstown, PA, beloved husband of Maryann Tracey, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the VA Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hartford, CT, son of Dorothy Tracey and the late Edward Tracey. Tom grew up in Newington, CT. before joining the Marine Corp when he enlisted from 1968-1972. Before retiring to relocate...
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James Rossiter

December 3, 1937 - November 25, 2016

James Rossiter, 78, Cornwall, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Robin E. Mackie Rossiter whom he married April 17, 1993. James was born in Terre Haute, IN on December 3, 1937, son of the late Paul S. Sr. and Lillian Mae Blay Rossiter. He earned an Associate Degree from Springfield Tech Community College in Administration. James was a 20 year veteran...
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Linda D. Shopf

April 16, 1949 - November 16, 2016

Linda D.Shopf, 67 of Conestoga passed away at her home away from home in Lycoming County on November 16, 2016. Born in Muncy, PA on April 16, 1949 she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Margaret Hacker Ball. She was the wife of Ronald L. Shopf who she married on April 4, 1997. Linda retired in 1999 from Case New Holland where she was an assembler. She was a hard worker all of her life. ...
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Dwayne E. Funk

January 16, 1958 - November 13, 2016

Dwayne E. Funk, 58 of New Providence, formerly of Pequea Twp. was killed in an automobile accident on Pennsy Road on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Ethel M. Everhart Funk. Dwayne attended Penn Manor High School. He was a mechanic having worked for Lancaster Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Manufacturing Plant in York and most recently for...
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Ella Grace Foster

October 30, 2014 - November 8, 2016

Ella Grace Foster was lifted in the arms of Jesus at age 2 on November 8, 2016 at her home. Born in Bethel, PA on October 30, 2014, Ella Grace was the daughter of Jonathan and Grace Hiester Foster. Ella Grace was full of life and she enjoyed and loved everything. She is survived by her parents of Bethel; her brothers and sisters, Violet, Patricia, Reuben, Olivia, Darsey and Konrad; maternal...
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Michael R. Kelly

February 9, 1961 - November 8, 2016

Michael R. Kelly, 55, of Lebanon passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Born on February 9, 1961 in Baltimore, MD, he moved to Milton Hershey School as a young boy. He then attended Lebanon Catholic High School. Mike was a die hard Baltimore Orioles and Colts fan, along with the San Francisco 49ers. He loved animals and birds. Mike is survived by his son, Sean M....
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Audrey M. McMasters

March 12, 1934 - November 7, 2016

Audrey M. McMasters, 81 of Lancaster passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Conestoga View. Born on March 12, 1935 in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Elsie Hornberger. She was married to Carl McMasters. Audrey worked in housekeeper at LGH. Audrey is survived by her son, Kenneth W. McMasters and her sister, Dorothy Hornberger. Traditional Casket Graveside Services will...
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Mary Jane Grimm

April 6, 1942 - November 2, 2016

Mary Jane Grimm, 74, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was born in Lebanon on April 6, 1942, daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Gingrich Schaeffer. Mary Jane was a retired Pattern Maker. She was a graduate of the Philadelphia Textile Institute. She enjoyed reading, solitaire spending time with family and friends at...
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Mary W. Waltman

June 20, 1949 - October 31, 2016

Mary W. Waltman, 67, of Newmanstown formerly of Lititz and Manheim passed away at home after a fight with ALS on October 31, 2016. Born in Bucks Co., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Frances Wissler Long. She was the wife of Richard W. Waltman, who she married on Sept. 30, 2000. Mary furthered her education and obtained on LPN. She worked in the nursing field for over 30 years at...
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Joseph Ronald Gerstner

May 13, 1941 - October 27, 2016

Joseph Ronald Gerstner, 75, of Grantville passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Philadelphia on May 13, 1941, son of the late Joseph and Esther C. Wilkinson Gerstner. He was a horse trainer for many years. Ron is survived by sisters, Joanne G. Szwanki and Janet M., wife of John Kelly, all of Rockledge and partner Edwin C. Stopherd. Also survived...
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Betty L. Kauffman

May 22, 1925 - October 23, 2016

Betty L. Kauffman, 91, raised in Pequea and formerly of Silver Spring, and Manheim passed away Sunday morning, October 23, 2016 at Lancashire Hall where she had resided. Born in Pequea, PA on May 22, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Beck Lungren. She was the wife of J. Edward Kauffman who passed away on May 21, 1996 and James D. Althouse who passed away October 21, 1951 ...
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Joshua Michael Weis

February 3, 1994 - October 21, 2016

Joshua M. Weis, 22, of Lancaster, formerly of Lititz, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 21, 2016 at home. Josh was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on February 3, 1994 and was the son of Michael and Kathy Pierce of Lancaster. Joshua attended Warwick High school and was employed by Tyson Foods as a Maintenance Technician, where he thoroughly enjoyed his job. Josh was a down home country...
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Mary Abbie Martin

May 15, 1923 - October 21, 2016

Mary Abbie Martin, 93 of Lebanon, passed away Friday evening October 21, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services, Lebanon. She was the wife of Russell S. "Red" Martin. Mary was born in Bethel on May 15, 1923, daughter of the late George and Edna Burger DePugh. She was a member of ELCO Bible Church. Mary enjoyed walking and feeding wildlife. In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by...
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Effie Grace Fisher

September 6, 1922 - October 16, 2016

Effie Grace Fisher, 94, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late DB Fisher, whom she married in 1940 and who passed away in 2005. Effie Grace was born in Indiantown Gap on September 6, 1922, daughter of the late Aaron and Elizabeth Donmoyer Neidig. She was the original owner of DB Fisher Bus Co., Lebanon which is still owned...
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Kathleen M. "Kathy" Grenier

March 27, 1948 - October 15, 2016

Kathleen M. "Kathy" Grenier, 68, of Lebanon passed away at home on Saturday evening, October 15, 2016 after a year long illness. Born in Sacramento, CA on March 27, 1948 she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Bernice Viersta Gebo. She was the wife of Donald T. "Butch" Grenier who preceded her in death in March of 2015. Kathy graduated from Northbridge High School in Northbridge, MA. ...
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Paul F. Coble

October 5, 1936 - October 14, 2016

Paul F. Coble, 80, of Lancaster passed away at his daughter's home on Friday October 14, 2016, following a brief illness. Born in Lancaster on October 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Martin John and Elizabeth M. Schrumn Coble. Paul was the husband of Betty J. Mumma Coble with who he married on January 26, 1957. Paul was a lifelong resident of...
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Margery G. Feitig

October 12, 1974 - September 23, 2016

Margery G. Feitig, 67, Spring Hill Acres, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of John R. Feitig whom she married on Columbus Day weekend October 12, 1974 in Madison CT. Margery was born in Meriden, CT on July 18, 1949, daughter of Elliott A. and Virginia Miller Gardner. She grew up in Clinton, CT She was a graduate of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA and...
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Jeffrey S. Warfel

September 2, 1960 - September 23, 2016

Jeffrey S. Warfel, 56, of Pequea passed away Friday afternoon, September 23, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care with his family by his side. Born in Lancaster on September 2, 1960, he was the son of the late Gene Warfel and Judy A. Miziumski. He was the husband of Jackie M. Moore Warfel with who he married this past July 23rd. Jeff was a 1979 graduated of Penn Manor High School. Jeff worked...
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Helen M. Sigman

December 27, 1942 - September 19, 2016

Helen M. Sigman, 73 of Main Street, Conestoga passed away on Monday morning, September 19, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA with Bob, her husband of 53 years beside her. Born in Lancaster on December 27, 1942, Helen was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret Heisler Turner. She married Robert W. Sigman on March 30, 1963. Helen had worked earlier in her life at the...
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Helen Senno

September 16, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Helen Senno, 89, of Harrisburg, formerly of Pelham Bay, NY and Frackville, Pa passed away on September 16, 2016 at Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was born in Frackville on September 16, 1927, daughter of Peter and Fannie Chernansky Billy. She was a retired cable engineer having last worked for Verizon. Helen was a member of the Pioneer Club of Verizon and enjoyed the beach,...
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Gladys G. Hubert

February 19, 1929 - September 16, 2016

Gladys G. Hubert, 87, of Lancaster formerly of Conestoga passed away on Friday morning, September 16, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Manor Twp., on February 19, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Ira and Emma Goss Rice. Gladys had worked early in her life for Slaymakers and cleaned private homes. Gladys is survived by her son, Richard C. Hubert of Willow Street; her...
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Betty Jane Dissinger

September 11, 1920 - September 13, 2016

Betty Jane Dissinger, 96, Mt. Gretna, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Healthcare Center of Cornwall Manor. She was the wife of the late Herbert M. Dissinger, Sr. who passed away in 1991. Betty Jane was born in Lebanon on September 11, 1920, daughter of the late John, Sr and Grace Boyer Royer. She was the Assistant Post Master at Mt. Gretna. Betty Jane was a founding member of...
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Robert Morley Calvin

February 23, 1945 - September 10, 2016

Robert Morley Calvin, 71, Lebanon, passed away September 10, 2016 in the hospice of the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Christine S. Parise Calvin. Robert was born in New York City on February 23, 1945, son of the late Morley and Anna Polkowitz Calvin. He was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. Robert was a retired salesperson. He enjoyed fishing, watching football and time...
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Lee H. Conklin

June 23, 1979 - August 15, 2016

Lee H. Conklin, 37, Lebanon died Monday, August 15, 2016. He was born in Lebanon on June 23, 1979, son of Heidi M. Peffley Hamada and Harold E. Conklin, both of Lebanon. He was a graduate of Tulpehochen High School. Lee was a grill cook at Wendy's, Lebanon. He enjoyed nature and was a jokester. He attended God's Missionary Church, Lebanon. In addition to his parents, Lee, is survived by...
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Willard D. Railing

April 27, 1925 - August 15, 2016

Willard D. Railing, 91 of Pequea passed away Monday evening, August 15, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Home with his family by his side. Born on April 27, 1925 in Mt. Nebo, he was the son of the late J. Andrew and Edna Shenk Railing. He was the beloved husband of Bertha F. Erb with who he married on January 28, 1950. Willard was a life long member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. He...
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Dorothy E. Bowman

June 2, 1919 - August 4, 2016

Dorothy Reinthaler Bowman passed away at the age of 97 on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was a gentle woman known for her quick wit, kind heart, and joyful nature. She was the daughter of Mabel Arnold of Lebanon and Josef Reinthaler, an immigrant from Austria, and the granddaughter of Vincent and Ida Arnold of Lebanon and Rudolf and Theresa Reinthaler of Muhlheim am Inn, Austria. Orphaned at the...
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Jeffrey S. Koser

November 2, 1956 - August 1, 2016

Jeffrey S. Koser, 59, of Manor Twp., passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, August 1, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Lancaster on November 2, 1956, Jeff was the son of Wilbur Koser of Maytown and the late Arlene Sentz Koser. Jeff graduated from Elizabethtown High School. He was previously employed by Darrenkamps Market as a butcher and Scheid Produce...
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William Bela C. Vitez

November 8, 1954 - July 28, 2016

(Sir) William Bela C. Vitez, 61, Lebanon, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband Dawn A. Sullivan Vitez for 24 years. William was born in Budapest, Hungary on November 8, 1954, son of the late Bela C. Vitez and Maria C. Szendrey Gombas. William was a well-known entertainer/violinist for most of his life. His grandfather, Andre Vitez was knighted for his...
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Randy K. Organtini

June 29, 1953 - July 23, 2016

Randy K. Organtini, 63, Myerstown, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Karen L. Cinfici. He was born June 29, 1953, in Reading son of Joyce Lutz Organtini, Reading and the late Joseph Organtini. Randy was a retired 30 year veteran of the Reading Bureau of Police. In addition to his wife Karen, Randy is survived by daughters Lindsey J. Organtini,...
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