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William E. Alexander, Jr., 94
William E. Alexander, Jr., 94, passed away at Brethren Village on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William E. and Abbie (Posey) Alexander, Sr. He was the husband of Esther Alexander, of Brethren Village, with whom he celebrated 23 years of marriage. Previously, he was married to the late Grace H. Alexander until her death in 1993.
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Helen M. Bard, 86
Helen M. Bard, 86, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
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Kathleen G.L. “Kippy” Beck, 68
Kathleen Goddard Louise Marian Beck, “Kippy,” of Lancaster passed onto eternal life, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Goddard Frederick and Dorothy Marie Schickling Beck.
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Robert W. Bejgrowicz, 79
Robert W. Bejgrowicz, 79, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2018. He was the husband of Dawn E. Muehleisen Bejgrowicz, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage this coming September 3rd. Born in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late William S. and Sophie F. Lewicki Bejgrowicz.
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William E. Brady, II, 46
William E. Brady, II, 46, of Lancaster died July 29, 2018.
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Robert H. Breitigan, III, 33
Rob Breitigan, age 33, who most recently resided in Lancaster, PA, passed away in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, August 10, 2018 after losing a long, hard fought battle with drug addiction.
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Frank J. Broderick, Jr., 93
Frank J. Broderick, Jr., 93, formerly of Millersville, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Country Meadows of Lancaster. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Frieda M. (Allison) Broderick, and the beloved husband of Ruth E. (Zecher) Broderick, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.
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Isabel C. Brown, 77
Isabel C. Brown “Bonnie”, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mary A. (Gabet) and Milton Brown.
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Bruce A. Burkholder, 92
Bruce A. Burkholder, 92, longtime resident of Lititz, PA passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Luther Acres. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Arville and Esther (Witmer) Burkholder. He was the loving husband of Ruth (Diehm) Burkholder who passed away in 1998.
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Sandra Dee Callahan, 55
Sandra Dee Callahan, 55, of Millersville, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Port Jervis, NY, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Witkowski) Acton.
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Howard J. Campbell, 71
Howard J. Campbell, 71, of Willow Street, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Lancaster to the late Howard and Freda Ranzinger Campbell. Howie was the loving husband of Sandra L. Gerlach Campbell for 47 years.
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Elsie Mae Noble Culp, 92
Elsie Mae Noble Culp, 92, passed away peacefully at Brethren Village in Lititz on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Following a profound stroke in 2015, she continued to live with the same grace, warmth and affability that marked her entire life. Affectionately known as “Ozzie,” especially to her grandchildren, she touched the lives of all who knew her.
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Vearl W. Danz, Sr., 88
Vearl W. Danz, Sr., 88, of East Petersburg, passed away on August 1, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy while surrounded with love from his family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Evans) Danz, and the beloved husband the late Arlene G. (Wolf) Danz, his wife of 63 years, who passed in 2016.
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Norman Davis, 88
Norman Davis, 88, of East Petersburg, passed away on July 23, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Eggleston, VA he was the son of the late Millard Davis and Ruth (Mabry) Davis and the beloved husband the late Margaret Davis, his wife of 62 years, who passed in 2017.
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Frank DelRossi III, 63
Frank DelRossi III, 63, of Blue Ball, passed away August 12, 2018 at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Seoul, Korea, he was the son of the late Frank DelRossi Jr. and Soon Jai Lee “Lee” DelRossi.
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William Dolbin, 88
William Dolbin, 88, formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Magnolias of Lancaster on Monday, July 30, 2018. He was born in Mahanoy City to the late David and Esther Swank Dolbin. William marked 71 years of marriage with his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Jones Dolbin last October.
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Marie Downs, 83
Marie Downs entered the presence of her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on August 1, 2018 at the age of 83. She celebrated 61 years of marriage to her husband Harry.
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Loretta A. Drolet, 101
Loretta A. Drolet, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2018. She ran out of energy a few days before her 102nd birthday. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, to the late Loretta (Maloney) and Patrick Agnew. She and her husband, John, and their children Joseph and Marie lived in Detroit, Michigan until retiring to Birch Lake, Michigan.
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Christine B. Enoch, 60
Christine B. Enoch passed away tragically as a result of a car accident on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 60. She was the daughter of Barbara Bachman (Habecker) and the late Don Bachman. She leaves behind her best friend and husband of 37 years, John Enoch.
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Marguerite Anne Evans, 88
Marguerite Anne Evans, 88, of Millersville, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 with her family by her side after a courageous 5 –year struggle with dementia. She was the wife of Richard James Evans, Sr., with whom she was married for 59 years. Richard passed away in 2008.
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Nancy J. Fry, 81
Nancy J. Fry, 81, formerly of Willow Street, PA, passed away on August 2, 2018 at Conestoga View. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Mabel (Kapp) Hean. Nancy was the loving wife to the late Vernon S. Fry who died in 1981.
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Edith A. Howell Haughwout, 92
Edith A. Howell Haughwout a resident of Ephrata Manor, formerly of Mountaintop, PA and Lititz, PA, passed away July 18, 2018 at the age of 92. Born in Huntsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late David Howell and Edith L. Cordick. Edith was the loving wife to the late Frederick Allan Haughwout of Trucksville, PA for 65 years.
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Jesse Scott Hess
Jesse Scott Hess, infant son of father, Adam Hess and mother, Samantha Sites, went home to be with the Lord on August 9, 2018.
He is survived by his loving family; brother, James, maternal grandmother, Sharon Carvell, and paternal grandparents, Cheri and Ben Hess.
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Maria E. Hoch, 83
Maria E. Hoch, 83, of York, PA, died July 28, 2018.
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Josephine P. Hochheimer, 87
Josephine P. Hochheimer, 87, formerly of Lineboro, MD, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Moravian Manor in Lititz, PA. Jo was the wife of the late Bernard F. Hochheimer, who passed away in 2002. Born in Washington DC, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Eleanor M. Bosworth Porlino.
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Kathryn R. Hollinger, 92
Kathryn R. Hollinger, 92, of Neffsville, passed away at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Monday, July 23, 2018. Born in Bareville, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Freeman. She was the wife of the late Elam G. Hollinger, who passed away in 2004.
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Kevin John Hussar, 64
Kevin John Hussar, 64, died unexpectedly of coronary complications on July 31, 2018.
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Carmelita Reilly Joyce, 95
In loving memory of Carmelita Reilly Joyce (1922-2018), a remarkable woman, born in Lancaster, PA, who lived a long and very full life. She passed away in Greensboro, NC on August 1, 2018 at 95.
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Helen Joan Kaufmann, 73
Helen Joan Kaufmann, 73, of Manheim, PA, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. She was surrounded by family and her pastor.
Joan was survived by her beloved husband, Christie William Kaufmann, with whom she shared many passionate interests and 48 years of marriage.
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Dorothy Cramer Decker Kirchner, 96
Dorothy “Tommy” (Steely) Cramer Decker Kirchner entered the Gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at age 96, having just celebrated her birthday. A Lancaster native, she was the daughter of the late Harrison M. Steely and U. Mary (Davis) Steely. She was formerly married to C. Warren “Jim” Cramer, deceased 1963; Rolette Decker, deceased 1965, and Philip J. Kirchner, deceased 2002.
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Helen R. Kopp, 98
Helen R. Kopp, 98, formerly of Millersville, Road, Lancaster, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Ephrata Manor. She was born in Lancaster to the late Christian K. and Irene Mae Derfler Kopp.
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Donald G. Leach, 81
Donald G. Leach, 81, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at LGH. Born in Ardmore, PA he was the son of the late George and Helen (Gruninger) Leach. He was the loving husband of Janet (Moritz) Leach with whom he shared over 59 years of marriage.
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Linda Elias Losito, 59
Linda Elias Losito, 59, of Lancaster, PA, loving daughter, cherished wife, incredible mother, loyal sister and dear friend, passed away on August 8, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was loved by many, including her husband, Mark Losito; three children: John Giddo, husband of Kimmy, Krista Riley, wife of Rocky, and Scott Losito; and siblings: Mary Ann Neff, wife of Lloyd, and Norm Elias, husband of Chris. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Agnes Ann (Sahd) Elias and the late Joseph Louis Elias, and was preceded in death by her sweet angel, Michele Lee.
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Lucy Matters, 85
Lucy Matters, 85, of Boca Raton, FL passed away under hospice care on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home. Lucy was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia to the late Catherine (Hondras) and Michael Pikolas.
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George F. Peters, Jr., 82
George F. Peters, Jr, 82, of Lititz, passed away, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at United Zion Retirement Community. He was born in Columbia, PA to the late George F. Peters, Sr. and Margaret E. (Hartman) Peters and raised by both his father, George, and late stepmother, Verna Peters. George was the husband of the late Dessie E. (Ross) Peters and the late Helga (Hinns) Walbrecht Peters.
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Edward J. Pezenosky, 78
Edward J. Pezenosky, 78, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Stanley and Julia (Wandzilak) Pezenosky. He was the loving husband of Rose Alicia (Marsiat) Pezenosky with whom he shared over 26 years of marriage.
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Barbara J. Raymond, 81
Barbara J. Raymond, 81, of Lancaster passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at Hamilton Arms Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA she was the daughter of the late Philip and Barbara (Grausam) Crawford. She was the wife of the late John E. Raymond who passed away in 2008.
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Joseph F. Rehiel, Jr., 84
Joseph F., “Pop-pop” Rehiel, Jr., left this planet peacefully and finally, pain-free on Friday, August 10, 2018. Born July 21, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA, Joseph was the oldest son of the late Joseph and Cecelia Rehiel’s large Irish Catholic family.
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Richard C. Rehm, 85
Richard C. Rehm, 85 of Lititz, passed away at home peacefully with Hospice care on July 26, 2018. Born in Lancaster in 1932, he was the son of the late John M. and Edna K. Rehm. He was a wonderful husband to his devoted and caring wife, Geraldine Starr Rehm for almost 66 years.
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Louise E. Richardson, 92
Louise E. Richardson, 92, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on July 31, 2018 at Brereton Manor. Born in Bamford, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl & Bertha (Hoin) Myers. Louise was the wife of the late Atwood E. Richardson, Jr.
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Harry E. Ritter, 83
Harry E. Ritter, 83, of Lancaster, passed away on August 3, 2018, after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative neurological disease. He was born in Muncy, Pa., on March 1, 1935, the son of Luther E. and Lucile Long Ritter.
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Julia S. Roland, 92
Julia S. Roland, 92, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Brethren Village Retirement Community. Born in Enhaut, PA, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Margaret (Zart) Nye. Julia was the wife of the late Carlton E. Roland who passed away in 2013.
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Brandon Allen “Shakey” Sheaffer, 30
Brandon Allen "Shakey" Sheaffer, 30, of Lancaster went home to be with the Lord on July 29, 2018. Born in Lancaster on March 22, 1988, Brandon was deeply loved and the pride and joy of his surviving parents, Donna and Rob Sheaffer of Lancaster.
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Sarah “Crys” Shreiner, 93
Sarah Elizabeth Virginia Neff Shreiner, “Crys”, was received into the loving arms of Christ on Monday, August 13, 2018. She was born on November 10, 1925 in Harrisonburg, VA, the daughter of the late John and Edythe Van Lear Neff. She is survived by her loving husband, Ellsworth “Fritz” Shreiner of Lititz, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage this past June 17th.
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Richard R. Singer, Sr., 93
Richard R. Singer “Pop-Pop”, Sr. 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lititz, PA to the late Alma (Reich) and John K. Singer.
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Loretta M. Smith, 101
Loretta M. Smith, 101, of Lititz passed peacefully on July 19, 2018 at Moravian Manor, less than a month short of her 102nd birthday. Born in Buckman, MN, on August 13, 1916, she was the 3rd of 12 children of the late John M. Schmolke and Pauline (Beka) Schmolke.
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Robert J. Sommer, 85
Robert J. Sommer, 85, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Suffolk County, NY, passed away at Mennonite Homes following a brief illness. Robert was the husband of Adrienne M. (Cugell) Sommer, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage.
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Helen M. Lewis Styer, 90
Helen M. Lewis Styer, 90, of Millersville, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Victor H. and Ellen Martzall.
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David M. Taylor, Jr., 84
David M. Taylor, Jr., 84 of Lititz departed this life on Friday August 10, 2018, at Lancashire Hall, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, David was the son of the late David Taylor Sr & Aquilla (Kennedy) Taylor. He was the loving husband of Dorothy V. Taylor with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.
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Rafael Valentin, 46
Rafael Valentin, 46, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico to Luz (Adorno) and Rafael Valentin.
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Phan Van, 52
Phan Van, 52, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband & three children on Wednesday evening, August 08, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the loving wife of Samoeuth Kim. She was born in Cambodia, daughter of late Houn Pot.
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Enoc Villanueva, 45
Enoc Villanueva, 45, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2018 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a beloved son of Enoc Morales and Zenaida Villanueva.
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Clara M. (Bagnoli) Vinelli, 95
Clara M. (Bagnoli) Vinelli, 95, Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Mennonite Home. She was born in Lancaster to the late, John and Maria (Rocchi) Bagnoli and was the wife of the late, James M. Vinelli, Sr. who passed away 2001.
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Mable “Mabs” J. Vresilovic, 89
Mable “Mabs” J. Vresilovic, 89, formerly of Pine Drive, Lancaster, passed away at Homestead Village on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born in Indiana, PA, to the late Antenore Santo and Jessie Mary (Tortella) Adami. Her husband of 58 years, Edward J. Vresilovic, Sr., died in 2009.
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Esther U. (Ulrich) Watts, 86
Esther U. (Ulrich) Watts, 86, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Manheim, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Katie (Snavely) Ulrich. She was the loving wife of John Watts, Sr. who passed in 2005.
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David L. Weese, 75
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David L. Weese, 75
David L. Weese, 75, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018 at Southeastern Veterans Center, Spring City, PA. He was born and raised in Elkins, West Virginia.
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E. Lucille “Lucie” Wiggins, 83
E. Lucille “Lucie” Wiggins, 83, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Clair W. Wiggins who passed away in 2012. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Amos K. and Mary G. Hershey Martin.
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Gregory L. “Will” Wilson, 66
Gregory L. “Will” Wilson, 66, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late C. Daniel Wilson and Mary Jane (Hall) Wilson Dietrich. He was the husband of Kelly (Landis) Wilson with whom he shared over 26 years of marriage.
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Phyllis Senft Zuch, 88
Phyllis Senft Zuch, 88, of Newark, DE, formerly of York, PA, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday evening, August 2, 2018 at Lakeside at Willow Valley. She was born in York to the late Grover and Myrl Senft.
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