Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Donald (Don) Van Arsdale Brown, 95
Donald (Don) Van Arsdale Brown, 95, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Glen at Willow Valley Retirement Community. He was born on September 29, 1920 to Harmon and Janet (Nicholas) Brown in Midland, Michigan.
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Sandra L. Brown, 80
Sandra L. Brown, 80, of Mountville, PA, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016. Born in Winchester, Va, to the late Daniel and Marguerite (Johnston) Coffinberger.
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Ralph E. “Mike” Clark, Jr., 83
Ralph E. “Mike” Clark, Jr, 83, of Lancaster, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Hamilton Arms.
Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Barbara (Fry) Clark of Lancaster, and the son of the late Ralph E. Clark, Sr. and Dorothy (Cooper) Clark.
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Arlene G. Danz, 82
Arlene G. Danz, 82, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, July 15, 2016. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Helen (Kopf) Wolf. Arlene was the devoted wife of Vearl W. Danz, Sr.
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Venice Dontis, 85
Venice Dontis, 85, of Lititz, PA passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Moravian Manor. Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Dontis.
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Elizabeth L. Fulmer, 93
Elizabeth L. Fulmer, 93, formerly of Madison Street, Lancaster, passed away at Conestoga View on Monday, July 25, 2016. She was born in Manheim Twp. to the late Earl L. and Edna (Ludwig) Young. Elizabeth’s husband Richard A. Fulmer died in 1990.
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Natalie Fusco, 73
Natalie Fusco, 73, formerly of Brooklyn, NY and East Petersburg, PA, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Signature HealthCare at College Park in Fort Myers, FL. She was born in Brooklyn to the late Francis Anthony, Sr. and Angela (Guardino) Torregrossa. Natalie was married to the late Benedict Fusco for 46 years before his death in 2009.
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Phyllis J. Houchin, 80
Phyllis J. Houchin, 80, of Lititz, said her goodbye and started her journey on Heaven’s Highway, Thursday, July 21, 2016. A devout Christian, she was God’s example to everyone while on her Highway to Heaven. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lucille (Kennison) Greathouse and was the widow of Ray C. Houchin, who passed away in 2012.
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Charles (Chuck) Kaiser, 51
Charles (Chuck) Kaiser, of Lancaster, PA, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2016. He was the proud father of two daughters, Alanna (age 21) and Corina (age 17), who thought of him as the ultimate role model and source of inspiration and strength. He was the loving husband of Paula, who was his best friend, and he, the love of her life.
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Michael H. Kipphorn, 70
Michael H. Kipphorn, 70, of Mill Pond Dr. Lancaster died July 24, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
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Almeda V. Korns, 87
Almeda V. Korns, 87, passed away peacefully at her Gordonville, PA home on Monday, July 18, 2016. She was born in Cumberland, MD to the late Melvin Ellsworth and Lillian Irene (Holler) Shroyer. Almeda’s husband John J. Korns died in 1993.
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Frances C Lesher, 93
Frances C Lesher (nee Harris), 93, formerly of New Cumberland, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 14th at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Mechanicsburg, PA. She was born in Berrysburg, PA on August 21, 1922, to Catherine (Kocher) and Charles Harris.
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Warren “Pep” J. Mease, 96
Warren “Pep” J. Mease, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Moravian Manor, Lititz, PA. He was 96. Born in Manheim Twp, son of the late Billy and Catherine Mease, he was a resident of Lancaster County all of his life. Prior to Moravian Manor, he lived in Neffsville for 57 years. Warren was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Strickler) Mease. They were very happily married for 70 years, and they were each other’s best friend.
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Catherine A. Mehalik, 70
Catherine A. Mehalik, 70, of Strasburg, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy.
She was the wife of George J. Mehalik, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage this past October 24th. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Falkowski Stepanik.
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Ruth Waltman Metzler, 89
Ruth Waltman Metzler, 89, dearly loved wife of Robert Metzler for 68 years passed away on July 16, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy, PA.
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John Novak, 92
John Novak, 92, of Lititz, PA passed away on July 21, 2016. He was the son of the late John Novak Sr. and Hilda Mae Lesser Novak.
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James Michael Pikolas, 85
James Michael Pikolas, 85, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2016.Born in Clarksburg, WV, he was the husband of Clara (Theros) Pikolas of Lancaster, and the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Diamontoni) Pikolas, who came to America from the Island of Kos, Greece.
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John C. Resch, Sr., 91
John C. Resch, Sr., 91, of Lancaster, passed away, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Hamilton Arms Center, Lancaster. Born in Lancaster, John was the son of the late Raymond C. and Mabel (Huzzard) Resch. He was the loving husband of Evelyn A. (Martin) Resch, with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage.
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Basilisa DeJesus Rivera, 75
Basilisa DeJesus Rivera, 75, of Lancaster passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico she was the daughter of the late Alejandro and Alejandriana DeJesus Rivera.
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Fortunato S. Rivera, 76
Fortunato S. Rivera, 76, died July 23, 2016 at home. Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Julio & Juana Rivera
He was married to Carmen A. Sanchez for 57 years.
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Edith “Edie” D. Royer, 93
Edith “Edie” D. Royer, 93, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Royer who passed away in 2013.
Born in Schoeneck, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Minnie M. (Druckenbrod) Rabold.
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Clyde A. Suloff, 75
Clyde A. Suloff, age 75, of Lititz, PA, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. Clyde was born in Lancaster in 1940, son of the late Clyde and Florence Winger Suloff, Sr. After spending much of his youth in foster homes and orphanages,
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Anna Lee Wertman, 88
Anna Lee Wertman, 88, of Lititz died July 13, 2016.
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Jo-Lynn “Cissy” Williams
Jo-Lynn Williams, "Cissy", passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was born in Lancaster to Jo-Ann (Clark) Williams and the late Charles E. “Pidge” Williams, Sr.
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John M. Wood, 45
John M. Wood, 45, of Lancaster passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wilmington, DE he is the son of Millard Wood husband of Brenda of Salem, NJ and Dianne (Houchin) Hermanson wife of Allan of Swedesboro, NJ. He was the loving husband of Katherine “Kitty” (Harshbarger) Wood with whom he shared over 18 years of marriage.
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