Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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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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Ellen “Dolly” Barber, 110
Ellen “Dolly” Barber lived to the incredible age of 110 before she passed away at Brethren Village on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was born in Eden, Lancaster County to the late Daniel and Ellie Kemper. She lived in Lancaster for many years before moving to Brethren Village in 2003. Dolly’s husband J. Thomas (Tom) Barber, who was the editor of the Lancaster Sunday Newspaper, died in 1985.
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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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Anthony F. Cioffi, Jr., 55
Anthony F. Cioffi, Jr., 55, of Leola, passed away unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born on December 18th, 1958 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Anthony F. Cioffi, Sr. and Rose (Moschella) Cioffi.
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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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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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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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William C. McKinsey, 49
William C. McKinsey, of Landisville, age 49, born October 21, 1964, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Colin W. McKinsey, husband of Patricia, Lancaster, and Sandra L. (Schulz) McKinsey-Marks, wife of George, Landisville/Harrisburg.
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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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Margarita Plaza, 59
Margarita Plaza, 59, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, Margarita was a loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed being with her family and enjoyed their activities together.
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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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James Simpson, 73
James Simpson, 73, of Lancaster, PA, died July 12, 2014.
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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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Jake “Billy” Williams, 66
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