Obituaries

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Ronald E. Coldren, Jr, 54
Ronald E. Coldren, Jr., 54, of Lititz, died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of June M. Eckman Coldren, with whom he lived, and the late Ronald E. Coldren, Sr.
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Mary C. Crook, 89
Mary C. Crook, 89, of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Hospice & Community Care facility in Mount Joy. She was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Elvira (Adamante) Micciche. She was the wife of George W. Crook with whom she shared over 68 years of marriage.
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Michael W. Cuskey, Jr., 95
Michael W. Cuskey, Jr., Rehoboth, DE, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully at Beebe Hospital surrounded by his family on September 19, 2014. He was 95 years old. Michael was the son of the late Michael W. Cuskey, Sr. and Catherine E. Wilent Cuskey. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Ethel H. Taylor Cuskey; siblings Marguerite Cuskey, Catherine “Kay” Cuskey and Robert Cuskey; and his daughters Colleen Anne Cuskey and Rosemary L. Fulmer.
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Dennis L. “Deets” Dietrich, 63
Dennis L. “Deets” Dietrich, 63, of Manheim, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Denny was born in Ephrata to the late Lester Dietrich and Helen Stover. Denny had been married for 30 years to Patti Dietrich and continued their long friendship following separation.
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Nancy J. Dombach, 89
Nancy J. Dombach, 89, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at the Mennonite Home on Monday, September 22, 2014. She was the wife of the late John B. Dombach, who passed away in 1980, and the late Charles Dombach who passed away in 1991.
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Mildred “Millie” Enck
Mildred “Millie” Enck of Lancaster, loving mother and grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was the wife of the late James A. Enck, the mother of Terry N. Wiley, husband of Michelle L. Wiley of Lancaster and Susan M. Arnold , wife of Marlyn Arnold of Lancaster. Born and raised in Lancaster, she enjoyed spending time with her family, going to the beach, and trips to Florida. Millie was a spirited woman and she will be missed for her quick-wit and caring nature.
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Mickina “Micki” Genoese, 82
Mickina “Micki” Genoese passed away on September 25, 2014, after a short stay at St. Anne’s nursing facility. Born in Lancaster on June 5, 1932, Micki was the only daughter of Italian immigrants Teresa and Joseph Roda and the youngest sister of Frank and John “Bot,” all of whom predeceased her.
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Dr. John H. “Jack” Hanley, 80
Jack lived for 80 years before answering God’s call. Jack was the son of the late Sarah Jane Warfel and stepson of the late Chester Warfel. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Anne (Nicklaus) Hanley, on June 11, 1955. They are the parents of Lynn Palmer, wife of Mark Palmer, of Pittsburgh; Leslie Staskel, wife of Thomas Staskel, of Lancaster; Mary Anne Weber, wife of Thomas Weber, of Millersville; and Matthew Hanley of Lancaster.
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Helen M. Kaminski, 87
Helen M. Kaminski, 87, of East Lampeter, Lancaster, PA passed away on September 18, 2014. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Generoso and Rosaria DiMarco Gaspari. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edward Kaminski, in 2012.
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John G. Kindbom, Sr.
John G. Kindbom, Sr., of Lancaster, PA passed away on September 26, 2014 of natural causes at Oak Leaf Manor. Born in Leominster, MA, he was the son of the late Hilmer and Vida (Gaetz) Kindbom.
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Richard Arlington Lovell, Ph.D., 84
Richard Arlington Lovell, Ph.D., of Lancaster, was called home to God on September 27 at Lancaster General Hospital, from complications following hip surgery. He was 84. He was married to Joanne (Walsh) Lovell for 48 years.
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Karen Sue McCoy-Biltz, 44
Karen Sue McCoy-Biltz, 44, of Lancaster, died Monday, September 22, 2014. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of David McCoy and JoAnn Weichert-McCoy of Elizabethtown.
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Francis P. Miller, 92
Francis P. Miller, 92, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on September 20, 2014 at Brethren Village Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, the son of the late Peter and Josephine (Gaupmann) Miller. He was married for 54 years to Bertie E. Miller, whom he wed on April 9, 1960.
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Dolores Pirocchi, 77
Dolores Pirocchi, 77, formerly of Williamstown, NJ and Lancaster, PA, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Magnolias of Lancaster, PA, 10 days shy of her 78th birthday. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Guido and Mary (DeCaesar) Serro. Dolores was the wife of the late George James Pirocchi who died June 2014.
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Cherré M. Ranck, 53
Cherré M. Ranck, 53, of Lititz joined her soul mate on Friday, September 19, 2014. She was the wife of the late Kevin T. Ranck, with whom she would have celebrated 29 years of marriage with this past May 14th. Born in Landstuhl, Germany she was the daughter of Lester A. and Irmgard (Greinus) Stephenson.
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Shirley A. Ryder, 86
Shirley A. Ryder 86, of Lancaster, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at The Long Home at Highland after a lengthy illness. Born in Lykens, PA she was the daughter of the late Paul and Emily (Pinkerton) Hoover. She was the wife of the late Penrose E. Ryder, Jr. who passed away this past November.
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Martha Shave, 90
Martha Shave 90, of Quarryville died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community.
Born in Glatz , Germany, she was one of four children of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Herzig Krahl. Martha was the wife of the late Henry A. Shave who died in 2013. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert L. Stout.
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Ray D. Shenk, 74
Ray D. Shenk, 74, of Lititz, entered into his Heavenly Home on Friday, September 19, 2014. Born in Lititz, he was the husband of Miriam J. (Moyer) Shenk of Lititz, and the son of the late Willis and Mabel (Stauffer) Shenk.
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Fay L. Smith, 63
Fay L. Smith, 63, of Lancaster, passed away with her two children by her side at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy, on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Born in Lancaster, Fay was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Cochran) Maust.
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Linda M. Thompson, 67
After a brief but fierce battle with the monster known as cancer, Linda M. Thompson, 67, passed away gracefully on Friday, September 19, 2014 in her Lancaster home. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Vera Ragghianti Rovane.
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Evelyn G. Umlauf, 98
Evelyn G. Umlauf, 98, of Lititz, PA, and formerly of Beach Lake, PA, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Conestoga View in Lancaster, PA. Born in Beach Lake, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna Appley Brauser. Evelyn’s husband Warren K. Umlauf died in 2001.
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Charles Z. Ward, 64
Charles Z. Ward, 64, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on September 19, 2014. Born in Ninepoints, PA, he was the son of the late James H. and Mary (Cook) Ward. Charles was the husband of the late Bonnie Lee (Patrick) Ward who died September 2014.
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Robert “Bob” White, 86
Robert “Bob” White, 86, of Mount Joy, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Born in Lancaster Co., PA he was the son of the late Wesley and Mary White. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Metzger) White who passed away in 1996.
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Thomas W. Wissing, 49
Thomas W. Wissing, 49, of Mohnton, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014.
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Gloria A. (Gibbons) Wright, 79
Gloria A. (Gibbons) Wright, 79, of Columbia, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Luther Acres in Lititz following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Harrisburg, she was the wife of the late John Frederick Wright, Jr., and the daughter of the late Earle and Lura (Heck) Gibbons.
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