Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Eugene Alfonso, 65
After an impetuous battle with cancer, Eugene Alfonso died on October 12, 2014 in Lancaster, PA at the age of 65. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Carmelina Alfonso.
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Izora W. Bowermaster, 97
Izora W. Bowermaster, 97, of Juniper Village Retirement Community, Mount Joy passed away Oct. 14, 2014 at HCR Manor Care in Elizabethtown, PA.
Born Sept. 10, 1917 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Lillian Julia Whiskman Plastino and Earl D. Whiskman; her step-father was Anthony J. Plastino.
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Barbara A. (Bloom) Brown, 72
Barbara A. (Bloom) Brown left us on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 and is now in heaven with the angels. Barbara was 72 and born on February 19th 1942. Barbara fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed at her home in Lancaster. Barbara was the daughter of the late Violet V. (Shay) Bloom and the late Ed Bloom both from Lancaster.
Barbara A. (Bloom) Brown
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Rita Curtin, 86
Rita Curtin, 86, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania died on Friday, October 17, 2014 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community.
Rita Curtin
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Dominic Vincent DeSanctis, 21
Dominic Vincent DeSanctis, 21, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He was the loving son of Christopher and Mary DeSanctis.
Dominic Vincent DeSanctis
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Cary Dorsi, 83
Cary Dorsi, 83, of Lancaster, formerly of Brentwood, NY, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2014 at the Mennonite Home.
Cary Dorsi
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Dolores A. Eckman, 82
Dolores A. Eckman, 82, died at her Lancaster home on October 23, 2014. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Harriet L. Haefner. Dolores was the wife of the late Frank M. Eckman for 61 years.
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Nancy R. (Riglin) Haycock
Nancy R. (Riglin) Haycock, passed away peacefully at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy, on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born in Bellefont, PA, Nancy was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Forgach) Riglin.
Nancy R. (Riglin) Haycock
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Leann L. Kendrick, 79
Leann L. Kendrick, 79, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Conestoga View. She was the wife of the late Kenneth R. Kendrick, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage, who passed away in 2013. Born in Dubuque, IA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Dolores Hahn Hesseling.
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Doris Mae Hauser Kochel, 94
October 8, 2014 was no ordinary day for the extended Adams and Kochel families. Our dear Mother and Grandma passed away peacefully at her home in Lititz, PA. Doris Mae Hauser Kochel was the only child born to Matthias and Zetta Hauser on May 21, 1920. She lived her entire 94 years in Lancaster County.
Doris Mae Hauser Kochel
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Mary K. Kopp, 90
Mary K. Kopp, 90, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Conestoga View. Born in Manor Township, she was the daughter of the late Christian K. and Irene Mae (Derfler) Kopp.
Mary K. Kopp
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Rita Lazos, 81
Rita Lazos, 81, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Constantine Lazos, who passed away in January 1994. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Yolanda (Zuccaro) Tomei.
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Ada W. Leaman, 102
Ada W. Leaman, 102, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late George and Amelia Leaman.
Ada W. Leaman
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Evelyn G. Lear, 86
Evelyn G. Lear, 86, of Lancaster, PA, died peacefully at home on Saturday, October 18, 2014. She was the spouse of Charles R. Lear. Born on April 27, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Nazareth Mariani and Maria DeAngelis Mariani.
Evelyn G. Lear
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Walter David Masterton, 73
Walter David Masterton, 73, of Lancaster was called to his eternal home on October 20, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Walter David Masterton
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Dennis W. Moyer, 71
Dennis W. Moyer, 71, formerly of New Holland, passed away on October 19, 2014. He was born in Johnstown, PA to the late Wilbur and Louise McClintock Moyer and attended Westmont Hilltop High School.
Dennis W. Moyer
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William Charles “Bill” Otto, 88
William Charles “Bill” Otto, 88, of Stevens, husband of Adah (Pancoast) Otto, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in his residence
William Charles “Bill” Otto
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Raymond J. Schuelkens, 89
Raymond J. Schuelkens, 89, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at LGH. Born in Covington, KY he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Loretta (Kautz) Schuelkens. He was married to Margaret R. (Kitch) Schuelkens for over 69 years.
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Charlotte J. Sullenberger, 66
Charlotte J. Sullenberger, 66, of Lancaster, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the emergency room of Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Sullenberger. She is survived by a daughter, Melissa “Missy” Bell of Lancaster and a son, Greg Colon of Wisconsin.
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Frank J. Suraci, 88
Frank J. Suraci, 88, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Manor Care. Born in Reggio Calabria, Italy on November 3, 1925, he was the husband of the late Philomena “Mamie” (DeLaurentis) Suraci, who died in 1973. He was the son of the late Guiseppe F. and Francesca (Lucisano) Suraci.
Frank J. Suraci
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Doris Jean Sumrall Thomas, 80
Doris Jean Sumrall Thomas, born in March of 1934, went to be with the Lord and her family on October 9, 2014. She was a loving mother, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Born in Petal, MS, to the late Floyd and Katie (Elliot) Sumrall, she moved to Lancaster, where she grew up, and graduated from McCaskey High School.
Doris Jean Sumrall Thomas
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Frank J. Vargish, Jr., 86
Frank J. Vargish, Jr., 86, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 after a brief illness. He was predeceased in 2003 by his beloved wife, Marianne B. Vargish, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Bayshore, NY, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Olga F. Brodil Vargish.
Frank J. Vargish, Jr.
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Paul C. Warwood, 90
Paul C. Warwood, 90 of Lancaster passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Oak Leaf Manor in Landisville. Born in Cleveland, OH he was the son of the late Paul and Della (Whitehall) Warwood.
Paul C. Warwood
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Daniel Bernhardt Witmer, 77
Daniel Bernhardt Witmer, 77, passed away at Lancaster Regional Medical Center on October 19, 2014. He was born in Ronks, PA on June 9, 1937 to the late David L. and Anna Mae (Bernhardt) Witmer, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Arvella Pennington Witmer
Daniel Bernhardt Witmer
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John P. Zangari, 90
John P. Zangari, 90, of Lancaster, died peacefully on Sunday, October 19, 2014, while surrounded by his family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Domenico and Mary (Cassido) Zangari. He was the husband of Eileen (Green) Zangari, with whom he celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary in September.
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