Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Jean Roda Acklin, 89
Jean Roda Acklin, 89 of Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully Monday May 16th at Homestead Village where she was one of the earliest cottage owners.
Jean Roda Acklin
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Francisco Cirilo, 77
Francisco Cirilo, 77, of Lancaster died May 27, 2016.
Francisco Cirilo
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Darlene J. DiIorio, 58
Darlene J. DiIorio, 58, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on May 24, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Joyce (Bookwalter) McKee & the late Leo Mckinnley McKee. Darlene was the husband of Joseph A. DiIorio. Darlene & Joseph would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on August 10, 2016.
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David Wayne Dotterer, 57
David Wayne Dotterer, 57, of Lancaster, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Donald and M. Lorraine (Shenk) of Lancaster.
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Peter Harvest, 85
Peter Harvest of Lancaster, passed on May 21, 2016, peacefully, at Lancaster General Hospital after a recent illness with his family by his side. He was born in Frackville, PA on August 4, 1930.
Peter Harvest
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Joanne Herbert, 85
Joanne Herbert, 85, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 23, 2016. She was the wife of the late Lester M. Shultz who passed away in 1971 and the late James Herbert who passed away in 2000. Born in Chickasha, OK, she was the daughter of the late John and Behula Dean Druckenbroad.
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Enid Hirsch, 82
Enid Hirsch, 82, passed away at her Manheim Township home on Friday, May 27, 2016. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Louis and Yetta (Mandell) Aaron. Enid was the loving wife of Dr. Irwin L. Hirsch for 61years.
Enid Hirsch
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Alice Chang Hummel, 47
Alice Chang Hummel, 47, of Golden Living Center, Lancaster, wife of Michael S. Hummel died 5/25/16.
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Lawrence “Larry” J. Kirchner, Jr., 62
Larry, 62, of Conestoga, passed peacefully into Jesus’s arms on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at home with his wife and dog Rocky by his side. With the compassionate, long-term care of his wife, dialysis nurses and doctors Larry was able to enjoy life to the fullest for many years.
Lawrence “Larry” J. Kirchner, Jr.
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Gail B. (Young) Klein, 68
Gail B. (Young) Klein, 68, of Blandon, died suddenly Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Reading Hospital.
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Gladys Mae (Trout) Krieger, 94
Gladys Mae (Trout) Krieger, 94, of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA.
Born in Hunker, Pa, she was the wife of the late Ralph D. Krieger, and the daughter of the late Grover C. and Mary F. (Porch) Trout.
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Kenneth L. Lynch, 58
Kenneth L. Lynch, 58, of Lancaster and formerly of Merrick, Long Island, NY and Jefferson Township, PA, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the husband of Judy Lynch of Lancaster, and the son of the late Leo and Pauline (Sanders) Lynch.
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Mark C. Martin, 90
Mark C. Martin, 90, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Born in Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Carpenter) Martin. Mark was the husband of Dorothy E. (Redcay) Martin, who died in 1982.
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Michael A. Mastromatteo, 89
Michael A. Mastromatteo, 89, of Manheim, PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his cottage at Pleasant View Retirement Community. Born in Lititz PA he was the son of the late Michael A. and Angelina (DiNunzio) Mastromatteo. He was the husband of Rosa T. (Rose/Pugliese) Mastromatteo and they were married in 2008. Mike is preceded in death by his first wife, the late Catherine L. (Lombardo) Mastromatteo who passed in 2001.
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Laura Jean McConnell, 59
Laura Jean McConnell, 59, of New Providence, PA passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Manor Care in Lancaster. She was the loving wife of Theodore Michael McConnell to whom she was married for 28 years.
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James J. McGahan, Jr., 80
James J. McGahan, Jr., 80, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his Manor Township home. He was born in Washington, PA to the late James J. Sr. and Evelyn (Swart) McGahan. He was the husband of Adrienne M. (Youtz) McGahan for 57 years last February 7th.
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Marquita Lynette Myers, 51
Marquita Lynette Myers, 51, of Mountville, passed away, Sunday, May 22, 2016, of natural causes. Marquita was born in Lancaster to Audrey Myers and the late Dale L. Brown.
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Katherine A. Proper, 89
Katherine A. Proper, 89, of Lancaster, passed away at Conestoga View on Monday, May 16, 2016. She was the wife of the late Harold F. Proper Sr, who passed away in 1981. Born in Germantown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Chris B. and Frances Horstaki Augustinovich.
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Lois M. Ressler, 90
Lois M. Ressler, 90, of Lancaster, PA died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy, PA. She was the wife of the late Nelson H. Ressler who died in 1987.
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Helen L. Schwartz, 79
Helen L. Schwartz, 79, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at her residence.
She was the wife of the late George S. Schwartz, who died in 2013. Born in Pasadena, CA, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Mary Enterline Loercher.
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Philip Carl Schwartz, 69
Phil died unexpectedly Tues., May 17th. He was 69 years old. He was the son of independent business owners, Jack J. & Tillie Schwartz.
Philip Carl Schwartz
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George Smith, Jr., 95
George Smith, Jr., 95, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Saturday, May 21, 2016. He was the husband of Ethel A. Everts Smith, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage this past September 17th. Born in Warriors Mark, PA, he was the son of the late George A. and Jessie Stiver Smith.
George Smith, Jr.
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Y Van Vu, 91
Y Van Vu, 91, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at ManorCare in Lancaster. He was the husband of the late Kim Thai Vu who passed away in 2007.
Y Van Vu
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Marian J. Lutz Warfel, 86
Marian J. Lutz Warfel, 86, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of Benjamin H. Warfel, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage this past September 17th. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Grace I. Miley Lutz
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Betty Jane Wiersma, 88
Betty Jane Wiersma, 88 born October 6, 1927 passed away after a short illness on May 24, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy, PA surrounded by her loving family.
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