Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Sherman H. Book, 82
Sherman H. Book, 82, of Lititz, formerly of Leola, PA, passed away on February 19, 2015 at the Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry and Gladys (Plummer) Book. Sherman was the husband of Patsy L. (Jones) Book for 62 years.
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Rex D. Bowman, 89
Rex D. Bowman, 89 of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Hamilton Arms. Born in Chattanooga, TN he was the son of the late Jasper and Mary (Royer) Bowman. His wife Liz (Marabella) passed away in 1990.
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J. Mark Bushong, 87
J. Mark Bushong, 87, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home in Brethren Village. Born in Columbia, Mark was the son of the late Benjamin G. and Ruth (Greider) Bushong.
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Robert H. Campbell, 82
Robert H. Campbell, 82, of Lancaster, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at LGH. Born August 12, 1932, in Manor Twp., PA, he was the son of the late Emmett A. and Laura E. (Seiple) Campbell. He was married to the late Sharon J. (Hess) Campbell who passed away May 5, 2008.
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Harriet J. Carlson, 82
Harriet J. Carlson, 82, passed away at her Lancaster, PA, home on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born in Racine, WI, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Eva (Pfleger) Anclam. Harriet’s husband of 56 years, Raymond L. Carlson, died in 2012.
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Elba M. Carrillo, 94
Elba M. Carrillo, 94, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of West New York, NJ died February 20, 2015.
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Alan Paul Danz
Alan Paul Danz, formerly of Paris France, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Alan Paul Danz
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Nancy S. Eckenrode, 85
Nancy S. Eckenrode, a retired registered nurse and wife of the late Joseph Eckenrode M.D., died on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Born in Lancaster on August 16, 1929, she was the daughter of Paul W. and Irene S. Schriver.
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Mary Ann Folmer, 74
Mary Ann Folmer, 74, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown with her daughter, Angie by her side and holding her hand. She suffered from dementia and died from complications of this disease.
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Susan A. Garrett, 57
Susan A. Garrett, 57, of Lititz, passed away peacefully at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Born in Lancaster to Ralph H. and Gwendolin (Sternamen) Martin, she was the loving wife of Robert J. Garrett.
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Philip Goldstein, 85
Philip Goldstein, 85, of Lancaster, passed in his home on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Philip was the husband of the late Arlene Goldstein who passed in June 2014. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Herman and Anna Goldstein.
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David Allen Kline, 59
David Allen Kline, 59, of Lancaster and formerly of Lebanon, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Conestoga View, Lancaster. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Milton and Pauline (Nye) Kline. David was married to Lynne Sheaffer Kline for 3 years.
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James H. Klinger, 79
James H. Klinger, 79, formerly of Manheim Twp., died at The Mennonite Home on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born and raised in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred (Klinger) Klinger. James was the husband of Marilyn Brodhecker Klinger for 57 years.
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Hans G.J. Lienhard, 84
Hans G.J. Lienhard, 84, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in St. Georgen, Germany he was the son of the late Frederick and Anna Marie (Stachull) Lienhard. He shared over 59 wonderful years of marriage with Beverly S. Lienhard.
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Delores J. (Burkholder) Oehme, 75
Delores J. (Burkholder) Oehme, 75, of Lancaster, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. Burkholder, Sr. and Ada W. (Getz) Burkholder.
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Geraldine M. “Jerry” Oliver, 83
Geraldine M. “Jerry” Oliver, 83, of East Hempfield Twp., died at St. Anne’s Retirement Community on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Eleanor (Smith) Mauer. She celebrated 38 years of marriage to Dennis L. Oliver last August. Jerry’s first husband, Richard F. Magner, died in 1973.
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James J. Riley, 77
James J. “Jim” Riley, 77, of Lancaster, died Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home. Born in Cleveland, OH, on April 6, 1937 to the late Thomas Alouisus Riley and Dorothy J. (O’Loughlin) Riley, he was the husband of Virginia “Ginger” (Tuthill) Riley, with whom he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage in October.
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Bette W Schadt, 92
Bette W Schadt, 92, of Mountville, died Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Hospice & Community Care. She was born in Lancaster to the late Chester and Margaret (Long) Wissler. Bette’s husband, Thomas Evans Schadt, Jr., died in 1979.
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Christopher Sell, 13
Christopher Sell, 13, was a young man who loved to sing and dance in praise to God. Christopher left this earth on Tuesday, February 24th 2015 for a place infinitely better than Disney World—he ran to the loving arms of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christopher Sell
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Joseph “Jack” J. Stockbauer, 64
Joseph “Jack” J. Stockbauer, 64, of Ephrata, passed away at home of natural causes on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Known to all as Jack he was born in Lancaster and was the son of the late Joseph and Betty (Ritz) Stockbauer.
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Richard George Strippel, 85
Richard George Strippel, 85, of East Petersburg, formerly of Chatham, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Landis Homes. Richard was born in New York City in 1929 and was the son of the late Otto Strippel and Bertha (Kolbe) Strippel. He was married for more than 54 years to Doris Marie (Varklet) Strippel.
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Maria Velez, 70
Maria Velez, 70, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital with her daughters by her side.
Born September 17, 1944 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, she was the wife of the late Carlos H. Velez, who died April 24, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (Rivera) Rodriguez.
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John K. Walters, 89
John K. Walters of Lancaster, formerly of Johnstown, died peacefully at home on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the age of 89 surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late William and Eunice (Davis) Walters. John was the loving husband of Mildred T. Walters for 66 years and father of Richard.
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Emma J. Whitaker, 87
Emma J. Whitaker, 87, of Lancaster, died on Monday, February 23, 2015, at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Madora, IN to the late James and Ethel (Myers) Watts, she was the wife of the late Arnold Whitaker who died in 2008.
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Catherine M. (Hohman) Witmer, 91
Catherine M. (Hohman) Witmer, 91, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Lancashire Hall, on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Born in Lancaster, Catherine was the daughter of the late John A. and Sarah (Royer) Hohman. On December 6, 1947, Catherine married the late John R. Witmer, Sr. who died on November 15, 1974.
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