Obituaries

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Robert Lewis Allen, Sr., 82
Robert Lewis Allen, Sr., 82, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his residence. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late William and Emma Louise (Cobb) Allen. He was the husband of Joy (Gill) Allen.
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Raymond Stanford Artz III, 41
R.S. Artz III, 41, of Landisville, passed away unexpectedly at home from natural causes on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Raymond S. Artz, Jr., and Sandra F. (Brandt) Artz of Landisville.
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Betty J. Barley, 85
Betty J. Barley, 85, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Hamilton Arms. Born in Soudersburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Maurice Everett Harsh, Sr. and the late Frances Barbara (Dippner) Work. Her husband Earl Jacob Barley passed away on December 4, 2003.
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James E. “Buzzy” Clawges, Jr., 39
James E. “Buzzy” Clawges, Jr., 39, died accidentally at his Columbia home on Wednesday, July 23,2014. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Judith A. (Ruth Markley) Clawges, with whom Buzzy lived, and the late James E. “Yumpin” Clawges, Sr.
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L. Vernon “Doc” Dochterman, 80
L. Vernon “Doc” Dochterman, 80, of Willow Street, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill due to complications from an auto accident in February. Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Helen (Van Order) Dochterman of Willow Street, and the son of the late John Lloyd and Mildred (Rice) Dochterman.
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Elizabeth “Betty” Baumler Eisenberger, 90
Elizabeth “Betty” Baumler Eisenberger went to be with her Lord at Conestoga View on Saturday, July 26, 2104, in her 91st year. Born and raised in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Elizabeth Geiger Baumler. Betty’s husband David E. Eisenberger died in 1993.
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Antonia “Candolin” Garcia, 69
Antonia “Candolin” Garcia, 69, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in San Lorenzo, PR, Antonia was the daughter of the late Daniel Garcia Nieves and Dominga Rentas Fonseca.
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Frances A. Gibes, 97
Frances A. Gibes, 97, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born in Joliet, IL, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Gouszeczka) Korczak. She was the wife of the late John P. Gibes, who died in 2006.
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Paul W. “Sonny” Groff, Jr., 66
Sonny Groff, 66, of Mountville, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at LGH surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Paul W. Groff, Sr. and Katherine Groff. He was a companion of and married to Debra A. (Graybill) Groff for over 27 years.
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Dennis J. Guilbault, 65
Dennis J. Guilbault, 65, of Landisville died unexpectedly Monday, July 21, 2014 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Pawtucket, RI he was the son of the late Rosaire and Irene (Pacheco) Guilbault. He was married to Theresa “Elaine” (Flynn) Guilbault with whom he would have celebrated 43 years of marriage in September.
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Suzanne M. (Schuler) Hammond, 70
Suzanne M. (Schuler) Hammond, 70, of Landisville, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Eugene H. and M. Marguerite (Birley) Schuler.
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Kenneth Ray Hertzler, 63
Kenneth Ray Hertzler, 63, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully, on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lancaster Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Ken was a longtime resident of Keystone Human Services and is survived by many loving staff and family at Keystone.
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Rodney T. Holter, 79
Rodney T. Holter, 79, of Lititz, PA, went to his forever home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was in the prayerful arms of his family. He was the loving husband, and high school sweetheart, of the late A. Sandy Eckel Holter, who passed away in 2002. Born in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Dr. Willard Clyde and Josephine Emma Tibbins Holter.
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Sheree Kohler, 57
Sheree Kohler of Manheim Township, passed away after a second brave fight with ovarian cancer on July 13th. Sheree was born June 10, 1957 and recently celebrated her 57th birthday as well as her 27th wedding anniversary. She graduated from McCaskey in 1975 and attended PSU where on a whim, she purchased an MGB. This eventually led to dating and marrying her part-time mechanic, Philippe Carier. Together, they settled in Sheree’s native Lancaster and raised two wonderful daughters, Jacquelyn and Jillian, surrounded by family and friends.
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Thomas J. Llanso, 57
Thomas J. Llanso, of Lancaster, PA died peacefully at his home Sunday, July 13, at 4:20p.m., after an extensive illness. He left this life surrounded by his wife and family. He was 57 years old, born July 18th 1956 in an ambulance in front of Stewart’s Root Beer stand in Mountainside NJ.
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Helene Janet (Bachman) Miller, 77
Helene Janet (Bachman) Miller, 77, of Lancaster, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz, PA. Born in Norwalk, CT, she was the wife of John T. Miller of Lancaster, PA, to whom she was married 58 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Viola Bachman.
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Leo Edgar Moore, Jr.
Leo Edgar Moore Jr., of Lancaster, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 in his residence. Born in Leechburg, PA, he was the husband of Joan (Koontz) Moore of Lancaster, and the son of the late Leo Edgar Moore, Sr. and Sara (Strong) Moore.
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Jean M. (Reese) Morrison, 84
Jean M. (Reese) Morrison, 84, a lifelong resident of Marticville/Martic Forge, passed away on July 15, 2014, at Brethren Village Retirement Community in Lancaster after an extended illness. She was married to Claude L. Morrison for 65 years.
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John P. Ruffino, 57
John P. Ruffino, 57, of Lititz, died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Guiseppe and Anna Lina (Buffa) Ruffino. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda Ruffino.
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Winsor Chase Schmidt MD, 94
Winsor Chase Schmidt MD, age 94, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care of Mount Joy after a brief illness. Born in Evanston IL, he was the son of Werner Bruno and Margaret Chase Schmidt. He and his wife, Miriam Tebbetts Schmidt, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on July 5th.
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James Simpson, 73
James Simpson, 73, of Lancaster, PA, died July 12, 2014.
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Eleanor “Ellie” M. Spangler
Having enjoyed a full and fulfilled life, Eleanor Spangler passed away quietly on July 28, 2014, into “the land of sunshine and flowers.” Born in Mt. Joy, the daughter of the late Albert C. and Alice Alberta (Little) Landis, Ellie was the youngest of 7 children, with only her sister, Dorothy Shaub, surviving.
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Nancy L. St. Clair, 89
Nancy L. St. Clair, 89, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Hospice of Mt. Joy. She was born in Lancaster, PA to the late Howard and Emma (Reinhart) Fellenbaum. Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Roy P. “Pat” St. Clair.
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Peter Charles Vacca, 62
Peter Charles Vacca, 62, of Lancaster, went home to Heaven on Thursday, July 10, 2014, after a long, hard, and courageous struggle with cancer. He sadly leaves his loving wife, Karen; 2 daughters, Charlotte and Sarah, both at home; and a sister June Asci, of Middletown, CT.
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Elmer L. Watson, 66
Elmer L. Watson, 66, of Intercourse, PA, died July 12, 2014.
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