Obituaries

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Wafaiqah M. Aloohely, 71
Wafaiqah M. Aloohely, 71, of Lancaster, died 8/2/16
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Paul S. Augustine, 87
Paul S. Augustine, 87, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Mifflin Center in Reading, PA. He was the loving husband of Dolores K. (Payich) Augustine whom he married July 2, 1955.
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Marlene P. Baker, 78
Marlene P. Baker, 78, of Paoli, PA, passed away on August 4, 2016 at Chester Valley Rehab & Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Clifford Baker.
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Mary Jo Bermel, 72
Mary Joann Bermel (Mary Jo), 72, of Manheim Township, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in McKeesport, Allegheny County to the late Michael John and Anna (Costello) Bodnar. Mary Jo and her husband Mike Bermel celebrated 45 years of marriage this past June 19th.
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James Michael Bradley, 81
James Michael Bradley, 81, of Stevens and formerly of Twin Rocks, PA, died Thursday, August 12, 2016 in his residence.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the husband of Rosemarie (Mattern) Bradley, and the son of the late Raymond Joseph and Amelia (McHugh) Bradley.
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Daniel Robert Bronson Jr., 70
Daniel Robert Bronson Jr., 70, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, passed away on August 8, 2016, after a brief battle with cholangiocarcinoma. Dan was born in Philadelphia on August 13, 1945. Dan was married to Carol Lynn Wiesner on August 29, 1970 and would have been married for 46 years this year.
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Henry Caraballo, 58
Henry Caraballo, 58, of Bird-In-Hand, PA, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, PA, on Friday, August 19, 2016, with his loving wife, children, and friends by his side. He was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico to Valentin and Matilda (Fernandez) Caraballo of Hartford, CT. Henry was the loving husband of Ruth E. (Ortiz) Caraballo for 19 years.
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Ana Miriam (Sanchez) Chaparro, 54
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Elva S. Charles, 88
Elva S. Charles, 88, of Washington Boro, PA, was welcomed into heaven on Tuesday evening, August 2, 2016, passing gently and peacefully within the comfort of her home. Born November 1, 1927, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Martin S. and Mary Stoner Good of Mt. Joy. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Melvin Charles, who died in 1987, and her brother, Wilbur Good, who died in 2015.
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George Cimmino, 60
George Cimmino, 60, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at The Heart of Lancaster Medical Center. Born in Belleville, NJ, he was the son of Theresa V. (Bollotta) Cimmino and the late Giro E. Cimmino.
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Carolyn K. Curry, 93
Carolyn K. Curry, 93, passed away at her Lancaster City home on Thursday, August 25, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Palmyra to the late David and Arabella M. E. (Johnson) Cooper. Carolyn’s husband Ralph E. Curry died in 1967.
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Linda Lou Dotson Davis, 64
Linda Lou Dotson Davis was born August 25, 1951, in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Odell and Eva Dotson. She was the sister to the late Minnie Shelly, Mary Dotson, and Ivory Jean Spinks as well as aunt to the late Barbara Ann Spinks and Lori Annette Dotson.
She retired in 2015 from Comcast where she was employed for the last 15 years in communications and customer service.
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Zofia Ebro-Prokesh, 87
Zofia Ebro-Prokesh, 87, of Whiting, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, August 03, 2016, at Conestoga View Nursing Home, Lancaster, PA. Born in Poland, Zofia was the daughter of the late Ludwig Urbanski and Zofia (Rzecka) Urbanska. She was the loving wife of Tadeusz Zalucki.
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James R. Farmer, 77
James R. Farmer, 77, of Lititz, PA, passed away on August 19, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster Junction, PA, he was the son of the late Richard and Marie (Weinand) Farmer. Jim was the husband Shirley A. (Hackman) Farmer and together they celebrated 57 years of marriage.
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Scott K. Fink, 51
Scott K. Fink, 51, of Willow Street, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in in Lancaster to the late John C., Sr. and Anna Mae (Oster) Fink. Scott was the loving husband of Barbara M. (Gaus) Fink for 19 years.
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Catherine Marie Gleason, 97
Catherine Marie (Best) Gleason, 97, of Lititz, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Moravian Manor. Born in Scranton, she was the wife of the late Robert Emmet Gleason, who died in 1984. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Loftus) Best.
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Attilio Mario Grossi, 89
Attilio Mario Grossi, 89, of Lancaster, passed away at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Thursday, August 25, 2016. Born in Lancaster, Attilio was the son of the late Pasquale and Maria Teresa Grossi. He was the loving husband of Angeline C. (Segro) Grossi, with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage.
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Wesley S. “Bill” Grover, Jr., 79
Wesley S. “Bill” Grover, Jr., 79, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 5, 2016, after a courageous and long battle with lung cancer. Born in Kearny, NJ, he was the son of the late Wesley S. Grover, Sr. and Dorothy (Pembleton) Grover. He was the loving husband of Beatrice “Susan” D. Grover. They were high school sweethearts and shared close to 60 years of marriage.
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Benito Guzman, 66
Benito Guzman, 66, of Lancaster, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at Conestoga View
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Doris M. (Duda) Hawke, 84
Doris M. (Duda) Hawke, 84, of Lancaster, PA passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the Masonic Village. She was the loving wife of George C. Hawke with whom she was married to for 60 years. Born in Hazleton, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Helen (Fritz) Duda.
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Vivian I. Hoffmeier, 98
Vivian I. Hoffmeier, 98, of Landis Homes, went home to be with Jesus on August 17, 2016. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Uhler and Irene Dunlap. She was the wife of Charles S. Hoffmeier who died in 1991.
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Margaret Maher Kennedy, 90
Margaret Maher Kennedy, 90 of Lititz, died Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Moravian Manor, Lititz, of natural causes. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Kennedy, Jr.
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Sando L. “Sandy” Kline, 69
Sando L. “Sandy” Kline, 69, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at her Ephrata residence. She was the wife of Eric “Rick” Kline for 32 years. Sandy was born in Lancaster to the late Lloyd B. and Karleen M. (Reeths) Ditzler.
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Raymond G. Kneisley, Jr., 83
Raymond G. Kneisley, Jr., 83, of Lancaster passed away Friday August 5, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Raymond G. Kneisley, Sr. and Rosabelle (Bouder) Kneisley. He was the loving husband of Shirley A. (McKelvey) Kneisley with whom he shared over 58 years of marriage.
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Jane (Rehm) Kulp
Jane (Rehm) Kulp passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Brereton Manor.
Jane was the widow of Marlin G. Kulp who passed away in 1990, and was the daughter of the late Henry and Alma (Huffnagle) Rehm.
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Robert C. Markley, 93
Robert C. Markley, 93, of Lancaster, formerly a resident of 55 years of Willow Street, PA, passed away on August 6, 2016 at Conestoga View Nursing Home. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paris and Anna Mary (Balmer) Markley.
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Jerome “Jerry” Stanley Masinos, 81
Jerome “Jerry” Stanley Masinos, 81, of Lancaster, PA passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016.
Born in Shamokin, PA he was a son of the late Aleck and Helen (Raginovich) Masinos. After short stints with varying jobs, including 2 hours in a coal mine, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956, leaving Pennsylvania for basic training in Texas and the world that the military provided. He served his country for 26 years as an intelligence analyst and achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. During his military career, he and his family were stationed in Japan, Taiwan, Texas, Korea, Maryland and Okinawa. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1982, his call to serve was not over and he became an analyst for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland for the next 12 years.
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Jeanine B. McConnell, 68
Jeanine B. McConnell, 68, of Lancaster, formerly of Ephrata, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at Magnolias of Lancaster. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Kathleen (Thompson) Beatie. Jeanine was the loving wife of Thomas J. McConnell, with whom she had celebrated nearly 48 years of marriage.
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Herbert “Herb” J. McCorry, Jr., 62
Herbert “Herb” J. McCorry, Jr., 62, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center.
He was the husband of Mary Waltz McCorry, with whom he shared 21 years of marriage this past April 7th. Born in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of the late Herbert J., Sr., and Teresa Bailey McCorry.
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Richard E. McKinney, 86
Richard E. McKinney, 86, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on August 19, 2016 at his home. He was the husband of Laura (Ross) McKinney.
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Maggie Marie Mertel
Maggie Marie Mertel, little angel, passed away on August 12, 2016. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of Nicholas & Mollie (Grubb) Mertel.
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Waylon N. Miller, 30
Waylon N. Miller, 30, of New Holland passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Born in Chester County, PA he is the son of Charles A. and Frances L. (Walton) Miller.
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J. Harold Musser, 88
J. Harold Musser, 88, of Brethren Village, formerly of Mount Joy, passed away on July 31, 2016. He was the husband of Jean (Kreider) Musser with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Mount Joy, PA, he was the son of the late Lloyd B. and Edith (Ginder) Musser.
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Charlotte C. (Costella) O’Brien, 83
Charlotte C. (Costella) O’Brien, 83, of Lancaster, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at Brethren Village Retirement Community after a long illness.
Born August 29, 1932 in Overbrook, Philadelphia, she was the wife of the late J. Raymond O’Brien, and the daughter of the late Leo and Mildred (Wheatley) Costella.
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Julio E. Pacheco Medina, 43
Julio E. Pacheco Medina, 43, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on August 5, 2016. He was the husband of Michele M. Coar Pacheco of Lancaster. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico he was the son of Julio Pacheco and the late Sandra Medina.
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Marilyn E. Penna, 71
Marilyn E. Penna, 71, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Penna, who passed away in 2009. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Halpin.
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The Honorable Michael J. Perezous, 80
The Honorable Michael J. Perezous, 80, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, August 14, 2016, at Moravian Manor in Lititz after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
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Teresa Mary Pilley, 99
Teresa Mary Pilley, 99, received her Angel Wings in the presence of her daughters on the evening of Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her New Holland home. Teresa was born in Germantown, Philadelphia to the late Edward and Mary Alice (Sayers) Farmer. She was one of 9 children. Teresa’s loving husband of 60 years, Charles H. Pilley, died in 2001. Teresa and Charlie lived in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia before moving to New Holland in 1986.
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Jonelle Racusin, 61
Jonelle Racusin, 61, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Jonelle was the daughter of Nancy (Dugan) Wheatley and the late Roy E. Wheatley.
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Lucille E. Rheault, 88
Lucille E. Rheault, 88, formerly of Woodcrest Villa and New Holland, PA, passed away at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. She was born in Fitchburg, MA to the late Adelard and Beatrice (Landry) Goquen. Lucille was the loving wife of Rene D. Rheault for 68 years.
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Steven E. Riehl, 72
Steven E. Riehl, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Beatrice with whom he recently celebrated 44 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elam S. and Aary Esh Riehl.
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Roy E. Rodger, 91
Roy E. Rodger, 91, of Lititz, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. He was born in Windber, PA to the late George E. & Mabel (Gillespie) Rodger. He was the loving husband to the late Harriet R. Fouse, who passed away on January 9, 2012.
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Catherine Ann Rudman, 52
Catherine Ann Rudman, 52, died peacefully, while surrounded by family who adored her, on August 18th, 2016. By her side in life, and at the time of her death, were her husband and best friend of 37 years, Jeffrey, and the joy of her life, daughter Kelcie, and husband, John.
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Timothy Allen “Tim” Saunders, 43
Timothy Allen “Tim” Saunders, 43, died Saturday, August 6, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Lancaster General Hospital after a long illness. Born April 28, 1973 in Auburn, NY, he moved to Lancaster, PA in 1985 with his family. He is the son of Ronald A. and Nancy E. (deBeaumont) Saunders of Lancaster.
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William Clair Schulz III, 69
William Clair Schulz III, 69, of Lancaster, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital.
Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Linda (Barber) Schulz of Lancaster, and the son of the late William Schulz II and Anna (Brown) Schulz.
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Carl S. Seppi, 89
Carl S. Seppi, 89, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the United Zion Retirement Community. He had been a proud resident of Brickerville for 87 years.
Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Philip and Helen Steiner Seppi. He was the husband of the late Iva E. Martin Seppi who passed away in 2008.
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Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Shaw, 89
Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Shaw, age 89, drifted off peacefully to the sweet melodies of her favorite hymns, surrounded by family at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia, Pennsylvania on the morning of August 11, 2016.
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Bradley Jon Smith, 48
Bradley Jon Smith of Annapolis, MD and Manheim, PA slipped away Wednesday morning at Brethren Village. He was 48 and died from a stroke caused by his treatment for cancer. He was the beloved son of Kenneth and Brenda Smith of Manheim.
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Phyllis J. (Lichty) Stoll, 71
Phyllis J. (Lichty) Stoll died on July 31, 2016 at the age of 71 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Phillip H. and Betty J. (Messerman) Lichty.
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Robert D. Stoner, 80
Robert D. Stoner, 80, of Millersville, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Mennonite Home. He was the husband of the late Joyce L. Eckinger Stoner, who passed away in 2012. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Amanda Dambach Stoner.
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Carol L. Stout, 78
Carol L. Stout, 78, of Lititz, passed away at Moravian Manor, Monday, August 22, 2016. Born in Oakland, CA, Carol was the daughter of the late Edward and Carol (Wadleigh) Ryder.
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Stanley Titelbaum, 74
Stanley Titelbaum, 74, of Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, died August 23, 2016.
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William W. Trout, Sr., 79
William W. Trout, Sr., 79, of New Providence, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Born in Strasburg, Bill was the son of the late Harry and Tracey (Reedy) Trout. He was the loving husband of the late Emma J. (Harsh) Trout who passed away in 2010.
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Dorothy Anne Umstead, 81
Dorothy Anne Umstead, 81, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on August 20, 2016. Born in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Eric and Catherine (McGee) Peters. She was devoted to her loving husband of 54 years, the late C. Gary Umstead, they did everything together.
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Jane L. Weaver, 79
Jane L. Weaver, 79, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Manor Care. She was the wife of the late George Weaver.
Born in Columbia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Elzada E. (Johnson) Barton.
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