Obituaries

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D. Warren Aument, 81
D. Warren Aument, 81, of Strasburg, passed away at his residence on March 21, 2020. He was the husband of Darlene M. Albright Aument, with whom he shared 8 years of marriage this past August 7th. He had been the husband of the late Sharon L. Aument who passed away in 2001. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John H. and Irene Irwin Aument.
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Bruce E. Ayrton, 74
Bruce E. Ayrton, 74, of Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Clara (Maurer) and Elmer Ayrton. He was the husband of the late Betty Elizabeth (Haslam) with whom he shared over 48 years of marriage.
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Charles W. “Charlie” Batten, 68
Charles W. “Charlie” Batten, 68, of Conestoga, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 8, 2020, of natural causes. Born in Charlottesville, VA, he was the son of the late Ruth Jeanette (Stout) and William Virgan Batten, Jr. He was the husband of Dorothee Jane Blum with whom he shared over 15 years.
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George F. Baum, 83
George F. Baum, 83, formerly of Lampeter and Ronks, passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at Conestoga View. He was born in Lancaster to the late Paul and Velma Baum. George was married to Pauline C. (Lentz) Baum for 51 years before her death in 2010.
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Patricia R. Bostick, 86
Patricia Rita (McElwee) Bostick, 86, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at her daughter Rosemary’s home in Meadowbrook, PA after a courageous six year battle with lung cancer.
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James L. Brendel, 75
James “Jim” L. Brendel, 75 of Quarryville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at Lancaster General Hospital on Friday, March 6, 2020, with his wife by his side.
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Ernie D. Brown, Jr., 49
Ernie D. Brown, Jr., 49, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of Ernie C. Brown, Sr. of Lancaster and Mary Ruth Walden of Florida. He was raised in Lancaster by his late grandmother, Rose Lee Roberson.
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Ruth F. Buckwalter, 64
Ruth F. Buckwalter, 64, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care surrounded by her family following her journey with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Christian and Susan (Frey) Barley. She is survived by her husband James “Reid” Buckwalter of 41 years.
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Theodore (Ted) Paul Ciccone, Jr., 90
Theodore (Ted) Paul Ciccone, Jr., 90, left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on March 9, 2020. Ted was born on November 25, 1929, in Lancaster, PA, son of the late Theodore P. Ciccone Sr. and Alice Humbel Ciccone. He was a lifelong resident of Lancaster and was predeceased by his wife Veronica Steinfelt Ciccone.
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Betty Jane Collier, 69
Betty “Jane” Collier, 69, of Denver, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at UPMC Pinnacle in Lititz. Born in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Dorothy Evelyn (Cook) Collier.
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Sister Rose Mary of the Sacred Heart, OP, 94
Sister Rose Mary of the Sacred Heart, OP (nee Ethel Marie Concheck) early on Monday morning March 12, 2020 went home to God to Whom she lovingly consecrated her life for 68 years as Dominican Nun of the Perpetual Rosary at the monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lancaster, PA. Sister was the daughter of Charles and Veronica Tomko Concheck, born in Youngstown, PA on January 21, 1926.
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Jack L. Cowher, 93
John “Jack” L. Cowher, of Lititz, the son of the late John Herman Cowher and Dorothy (Singer) passed away on March 16, 2020 at the age of 93. He had been married to Margaret B. Crawford Cowher, who passed away in 1996.
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Abigail Marie Critchfield, 42
Abigail Marie (Lowe) Critchfield, 42, of Akron, PA passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY after a courageous 3 and a half year battle with cancer. Born in Lancaster, PA, Abigail was the daughter of Harry and Susan (Welsh) Lowe and was the loving wife to Andrew Critchfield for over 15 years. She was the devoted mother to Jack Henry and Peyton Anne.
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Maria L. Cruz Rios, 74
Maria Luisa Cruz Rios, 74, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Ponce, PR, Maria was the loving daughter of the late Monserrate Cruz and Julia Rios.
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Eleanor R. Culik, 97
Eleanor R. Culik (nee Clauss), age 97, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020 at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster, PA.
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Joseph Clark Culver, 72
Joseph Clark Culver, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on March 20, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. Surviving him are his loving wife Ellen, his children Allan, Katie and Dan, his daughters’ in-law Janet and Nicole, his son in-law Jeremy and his nine grandchildren: Joseph, Grace, Anna, Colin, Mae, Tanner, Olivia, Mila, and Isabel.
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James Gandolfo Curcio, 67
James “Jim” Curcio, 67, of Lancaster, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away at UPMC Lititz on Sunday, March 15, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn and was the son of the late Gandolfo and Josephine (Capitano) Curcio. He is survived by his wife, Adrienne (Meck) Curcio. They were married in Lancaster on October 2, 2004.
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Jeanne (Heroux) Daecher, 80
Jeanne (Heroux) Daecher, of Kutztown, died March 11, 2020 at the age of 80. She was the wife of A. Henry Daecher of Kutztown, with whom she celebrated 59 years of marriage on February 4, 2020. Born in Newark, NJ, Jeanne was the daughter of the late John Heroux and Elizabeth (Fitzgibbons) Heroux of Lancaster.
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Mary M. Dunn, 82
Mary M. Dunn, 82, passed away at her East Lampeter Twp. home on Saturday, March 14, 2020. She was born in Lancaster to the late Joseph and Hedwig (Sollfrank) Streicher. Mary celebrated 61 years of marriage with her husband Earl R. “Skip” Dunn, Jr. last November 8th.
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Rosemary J. Elbert, 89
Rosemary J. Elbert, 89, longtime resident of Lancaster passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. She was the daughter of the late William R. and Mary (Driendl) Elbert.
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Leslie A. Erisman, 65
Leslie A. Erisman, 65, of Ephrata, PA passed away peacefully Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Gardens at Stevens after a brief battle with lung cancer.
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Yvonne W. Etter, 86
Yvonne W. Etter, 86, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, died 3/9/2020.
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Dale H. Fantom, 86
Dale H. Fantom, 86, of Rapho Twp., passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born in Conoy Twp. to the late Jacob H. and Theresa (Sager) Fantom. Dale celebrated 30 years of marriage with his wife Barbara A. (Westenhoefer) Fantom last July 10th.
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Judith Ann Felsinger, 81
Judith Ann Felsinger, 81, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster she was the daughter of the late Melvin W. and Mable R. (Witmer) Spence.
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Maria T Ferguson, 90
Maria T Ferguson, 90, of the Mennonite Home and formerly of Willow Street, met her heavenly Father on March 28, 2020. Maria T Waitzbauer was born in Grafenbach in the province of Niederösterreich, Austria. She was the daughter of Johann and Maria (Bimashofer) Waitzbauer. She was predeceased in death by her beloved husbands Eugene A Dunlap in 1974; and Jack D Ferguson in 2012; and her son Eugene A Dunlap, Jr in 1960.
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Ronald C. “Mac” Fisher, 76
Ronald C. “Mac” Fisher 76, of Lancaster, passed away March 18, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Jacob and Mary (Kirchner) Fisher. He was the loving husband of Jackie (Wolfe) Fisher.
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Mary R. Frey, 65
Mary R. Frey, 65, of The Long Community at Highland apartments in Manheim Twp., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Pittsburgh, Mary was the daughter of Kathryn (Jacob) Frey and the late Charles A. Frey.
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Sue Fry, 90
Sue Fry, 90, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Adele (McKenzie) Letson.
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Charlotte M. Geib, 86
Charlotte M. Geib, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at home. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Hohenwarter) Scheetz. Charlotte was the beloved wife of Richard L. Geib, and together they celebrated 66 years of marriage this past November.
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William “Bill” Robert Gerhart, 69
William “Bill” Robert Gerhart, 69, of Lititz, passed away surrounded by his loving family at UPMC Lititz on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Born in Abington, PA he was the son of the late William Samuel and Mabel (Ebert) Gerhart. He was the loving husband to Mary Ann (Moyer) Gerhart with whom he shared almost 48 years of marriage.
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JoAnn C. Girvin, 78
JoAnn C. Girvin, 78, of Lancaster, died on March 18, 2020 at home. She was born on February 4, 1942 in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Dr. Gilbert N. Clime and Emily (Fralich) Clime of Lancaster. JoAnn graduated from Manheim Township High School in 1960 and attended Hood College in Maryland.
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Clara L. Graupensperger, 89
Mrs. Clara L. Graupensperger, age 89, of Lancaster, Pa, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2020. She was born in Altoona, PA to the late William and Mary (Love) Willnecker.
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Wiley Winton “Jack” Greer
Wiley Winton "Jack" Greer passed away on March 9, 2020 at Willow Valley, in Willow Street, PA where he lived with the love of his life, JoAnn (Thompson) Greer, his wife of 69 years.
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Arlene J. Groff, 90
Arlene J. Groff, 90, of Strasburg, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, March 30, 2020. She was born in Strasburg Township to the late D. Clarence and Maude E. (Mowrer) Rineer. Arlene’s husband Harry C. Groff died in 1984.
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Terry Lee Haines, 70
Terry Lee Haines, 70, of Lancaster, passed away at his home on March 24, 2020. Born in Elizabethtown, he was the son of John C. and Anna E. (Prescott) Haines.
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Frances (Drawbaugh) Hake, 84
Frances (Drawbaugh) Hake, 84, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born in East York, PA, she was the daughter of the late Curtis and Zelma (Zeigler) Drawbaugh. She was the loving wife to the late Glenn Hake for 64 years.
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Mary S. Harnish, 86
Mary S. Harnish, 86, of Lampeter, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
She was the wife of the late John A. Harnish, who passed away in 2014. Born in Mastersonville, she was the daughter of the late Abram and Mabel Steinmetz Brandt.
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Donald C. Hodgen, 95
Donald C. Hodgen, 95, of Akron, formerly of Millersville, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Maple Farms Nursing Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert and Catherine (Kemmler) Hodgen. He was the husband of the late Liliane J. Hodgen who passed away in 2012.
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Dennis E. Houck, 66
Dennis E. “Chopper” Houck, 66, passed unexpectedly away of natural causes at his Mount Joy home on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late George E. and Mabel M. (Hammer) Houck. Dennis celebrated 29 years of marriage with his wife Brenda A. (Herr) Houck on February 2nd.
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Joseph Jaremko, 92
Joseph Jaremko, 92, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 on his 71st wedding anniversary. His wife of 40 years, the late Antonia “Toni” Jaremko, passed away in 1989. Born in Jamaica, NY on October 25, 1927 he was most recently a 13-year resident of Brethren Village, Lititz, PA.
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Martha Johnson, 83
Martha Johnson 83, of Lancaster, passed away March 10, 2020. Born in Camden, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late James and Alberta (Carson) Parker.
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Ruth Jones, 63
Ruth Jones, 63, of Lancaster, died April 1, 2020.
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John “Jack” D. Kelly, 90
John “Jack” D. Kelly, 90, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born in Highland Park, MI, he was the son of the late James D. and Mary (Belcher) Kelly. He was the loving husband of Josephine (Cooper) Kelly for almost 65 years.
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Arline A. (Brown) Kendig, 89
Arline A. (Brown) Kendig, 89, of Lititz, flew with the Angels to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2020. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Harriet (Adams) and Charles Brown. She was the loving wife to the late James G. Kendig who passed in 1994.
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Johanna “Jenny” Koch, 80
Johanna “Jenny” Koch, née Heinzel, an avowed “tough broad,” died of natural causes the morning of March 10th after a struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was 80 years old.
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Ronald A. Kuhn, 79
Ronald A. Kuhn 79, of Lancaster, passed away March 17, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Arthur and Rachel (Weaver) Kuhn. Ronald was the husband of the late Janet M. Kuhn.
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Joseph Michael Laventure, Sr., 70
Joseph Michael Laventure, Sr.,70, of Ephrata, PA passed away Saturday March 14, 2020 in his home.
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Donald C. Leayman, 92
Donald C. Leayman, 92, of Lancaster, passed away on March 20, 2020. He was the husband of Joanne L. Neff Leayman, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage this past July 9th. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Chester A. and Hazel M. Richardson Leayman.
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Tracy D. Lewis, 59
Tracy D. Lewis, 59, of Lancaster, passed away March 6, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Patricia (Rippy) Miller.
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Helen E. Liebl, 86
Helen E. Liebl 86, of Lancaster, passed away March 15, 2020. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Elisabeth (Work) Troyan. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Liebl.
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Gareth G. “Gary” Long, 85
Gareth G. “Gary” Long, 85, formerly of Lititz, passed away at his East Hempfield Twp. Home on Thursday, March 12, 2020. He was born in Rothsville to the late Henry F. and Miriam Irene (Grube) Long. Gary celebrated 45 years of marriage with his wife Susan (Thompson) Long last August 31st.
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Helen L. (Knepper) Longenecker, 98
Helen L. (Knepper) Longenecker, 98, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, formerly of Old Delp Road, Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2020. Born in Duffield, Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Elizabeth (Lizzie)(Gipe) Knepper. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jason U. Longenecker in 2003. They were married on November 8, 1942.
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Adam Lee Mansfield
Adam Lee Mansfield, 3 months, passed away at Hershey Medical Center on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Born on November 29, 2019 in Hershey, PA he was the son of Jennifer Lynn (Taylor) and Ashley Kendig Mansfield.
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Jose Marshall, 48
Jose Marshall, 48, of Lititz, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side following a long battle with various health complications. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of Joseph Marshall and Yolanda Mejias and the husband of Mary (Henderson) Marshall.
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Rose Marie (Frymyer) Marzolf, 93
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Rose Marie (Frymyer) Marzolf, 93, passed away peacefully at Lancaster General Hospital, at the age of 93. Rose was currently residing at Brethren Village.
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Joan M. McKinney, 80
Joan M. McKinney, 80, of Lititz and formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born in Lancaster to the late Ovid V. and Catherine N. (Heckel) Wickersham.
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Mark Medura, 57
Mark Medura, 57, of Lancaster, passed away on March 15, 2020. He was the husband of Kathleen Molczan Medura, with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward C. Medura and Geraldine Medura.
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George G. Miller Jr., 92
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Evelyn R. Miller, 92
Evelyn R. Miller, 92, went home into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Born in West Willow, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Viola E. Bechtold. She was the loving wife of Paul R. Miller, Sr. who passed away in November 2013 after 65 years of marriage.
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Thomas E. Miller, 78
Thomas E. Miller, 78, of Mount Joy, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. He was receiving hospice for a short time. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Raymond and Adelaid (Markley) Miller.
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George T. Morgan, 80
George T. Morgan, 80, of Manor Township, Lancaster, PA passed away on Thursday March 5, 2020.
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Robert J. Mudloff, 73
Robert (Bob) J. Mudloff passed away peacefully on March 10, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Charlotte Mudloff. He was happily married for 50 years to Nancy Davis Mudloff.
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Muriel J. Mummau, 75
Muriel J. Mummau, 75, of Landisville, passed away peacefully on Tues, March 17, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Clayton P. and Esther (Snavely) Myer.
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Stella M. Newswanger, 89
Stella M. Newswanger, 89, passed into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. Born in White Horse, PA, she was the daughter of the late Reuben W. and Mary E. Ressler Newswanger.
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Patricia M. Nicklaus, 78
Patricia M. Nicklaus, 78, of Mountville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 27, 2020. A lifelong resident of the Lancaster area, she was born in Lancaster to the late Vincent and Margaret (Dantro) Klos. She was the second of 5 children, and grew up in the Cabbage Hill area, attending St. Josephs School and Lancaster Catholic High School. Patricia married her high school sweetheart, David Nicklaus in 1963 and together they lovingly shared 57 years of marriage, 2 wonderful children and 3 grandchildren.
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Billie J. Quigley, 80
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Jose A. Ramirez, Sr., 68
Jose A. Ramirez, Sr.’s window now sits empty, after he went to be in the arms of our Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Born in San German, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Modesto Ramirez Collazo and Ana Celia Silva-Ayala.
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Dane R. Rapp, 95
Dane R. Rapp, 95, formerly of Ronks, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Brethren Village. He was born in Lancaster to the late Charles and Bertha (Kramer) Rapp. Dane was married to Ruby E. (Bishop) Rapp for 61 years before her death in 2009.
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Dorothy M. Rebman, 98
Dorothy M. Rebman, lovingly known as “Dot” or “Nanny” to many, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Born in Lancaster, she was the fifth of eight children, born to the late Francis X. and Catherine (Work) Markert.
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Hiram Richards, Sr., 91
Hiram Richards, Sr., 91, of Lititz, passed away March 25, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care. Born in Hazelton, PA, he was the son William H. Sr. and Muriel H. (Nicholes) Richards. He and his wife, Marilyn Jean (McCarney) Richards, celebrated 33 years of marriage together in 2019.
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Elinor M. Rogers, 90
Elinor M. Rogers, 90, of Manheim Township departed this life, for the better one, quietly on March 31, 2020 at Calvary Fellowship Homes after a brief illness.
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Teresa E. Rohrer, 73
Teresa E. Rohrer, 73, formerly of Lancaster, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on the evening of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. She passed away due to complications related to heart disease.
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William S. Sanchez, 68
William S. Sanchez, 68, of Lancaster, passed away late Thursday, March 19, 2020, at ManorCare – Lancaster, where he had been a rehabilitation patient for the past month. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Ernesto Santiago and Santa Sanchez. For the past 40 years, William was the loving companion of Leila Nunez.
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Bill (William A.) Saylor, 90
Bill Saylor, 90, of Millersville passed away peacefully in his home Saturday, March 21, 2020. Bill was born into a close-knit family in a working-class neighborhood of Reading, PA. during the Great Depression. While his parents practiced frugality, they also bestowed on Bill a sense of humor, an optimistic personality, and a love of socializing with family and friends. Bill loved spirited conversations over dinner each night followed by gathering in front of the family radio for their evening entertainment of listening to stories. The seeds of broadcasting were planted early in Bill’s life.
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Martin T. Schober, 90
Martin T. Schober, 90, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A lifelong resident of Lancaster, he was born to the late Cecilia (Banzhof) and Richard Schober on September 4, 1929, the third of 11 children. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary and Lancaster Catholic High School, as well as Franklin and Marshall College. He served in the U.S Army in Korea where he learned to play a mean hand of Cribbage. Upon return to Lancaster, he married the former Dorothy Bubich and during their 68 years of marriage had 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 11 great grandsons and 1 spoiled, fat beagle.
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Edward Donald “Don” Searle, 89
Edward Donald “Don” Searle, 89, of Pequea, PA and formerly of Mickleton, NJ, passed away on March 25, 2020. He was born at home on W. Broad St., Paulsboro, NJ in Dec. 1930 to Clinton & Rose Searl. In May 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Edna C. Snyder, at Billingsport UM Church.
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Thomas L. Shultz, 74
Thomas L. Shultz of Lancaster passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, just two days before his 75th birthday. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles B. Shultz, Jr. and Elizabeth V. T. (Doersom) Shultz. Tom was the beloved husband of Fay E. (Weaver) Shultz and together they would have celebrated 49 years of marriage on April 24.
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Mary Malinda Singer, 93
Mary Malinda Singer, 93, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown. Born in Rexmont, Lebanon County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Alice (Boyer) Watson.
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Clinton K. Slonaker, 82
Clinton K. Slonaker, 82, of Conestoga, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2020, at Lancaster General Health after a courageous battle with pneumonia and COPD.
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Edward R. Smith, 65
Edward R Smith 65, of New Holland, passed away March 28, 2020. Born in Baltimore, Maryland he was the son of William Earl Smith and the late G. Corinne (Kaufman) Smith. He was the husband of Stephanie (Hershman) Smith.
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Kathleen A. “Tish” Sommers, 75
Kathleen A. “Tish” Sommers, 75, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
She was the wife of Bruce R. Sommers, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage this past September 10th. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. and Mary E. Reese Stott.
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Savina (Ferretti) Stankowski, 96
Savina (Ferretti) Stankowski, 96, of Lancaster, died April 2, 2020.
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Martha “Marty” A. Stauffer, 86
Martha (Marty) A. Stauffer, 86, of Brethren Village, formerly of Strasburg was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Born and raised in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Adam B. And Gertrude M. Redcay. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold L. Stauffer with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.
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James L. Steberger, 84
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Danylle L. Stewart, 44
Danylle L. Stewart, 44, of Lancaster, passed away at home on Friday March 13, 2020 just prior to her 45th birthday. She was born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of Cynthia (Bastendorf) Macarevich and her stepfather Roger of Houston, TX.
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Rev. Derwood Strunk, Jr., 85
Rev. Derwood Strunk, Jr, of Lititz PA, died March 23,2020. He was the son of Sara Blake and Derwood Strunk Sr. One of 7 children; survived by his sister Joanne Osborne (Arizona).

Derwood married his childhood sweetheart Lois Lehman. She died in May 2001.
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Donna J. Sturgis, 72
Donna J. Sturgis, 72, of Wrightsville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Betty Jane (Beichtel) Sturgis.
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Robert H. Sullivan, 88
Robert H. Sullivan, 88, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2020 in Lancaster, PA.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the youngest son of the late Anthony and Ethel Sullivan. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island where he met his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara. Following his military service as a Captain in the US Army, he entered into the business world and founded his company SULL-A-FORMS in Lancaster, PA.
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Elizabeth Jeanette Tafelski, 25
Elizabeth Jeanette Tafelski, 25, returned to her heavenly family on Monday, March 16, 2020 after blessing us with her presence here on earth since her birth in April 1994. Born in Geisinger Medical Center after being diagnosed in utero with hyperplastic left heart syndrome - with parents who chose life - Elizabeth started out very medical. She survived and thrived in her special way and touched the souls of everyone who came into contact with her.
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Dennis L. Tessen, 69
Dennis L. Tessen, 69, of Lancaster, passed away on March 15th, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy. He had endured long and hard-fought battles over several years with serious illnesses. Dennis was born on November 24th, 1950 in New London, Wisconsin to Mary Tessen and the late James Tessen. Dennis is survived by his wife of 21 years, Peggy Woods.
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James J. Toole, 78
James J. Toole, 78, of Mount Joy, Pa, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. He was the husband of Rose Marie “Sue” Voci Toole, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA. He was the son of the late Michael and Lois Silfies Toole.
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Deborah R. Tweed, 79
Deborah R. Tweed, 79, of Masonic Village, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Columbia Pa, she was the daughter of the late Harold L. & Myrtice Lefever. She was the devoted wife of the late, William H. Tweed.
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Fred M. Van Gaasbeek, 97
Fred M. Van Gaasbeek, 97, formerly of New York City and Bedminster, New Jersey, died at Lakeside at Willow Valley Retirement Community on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Mary Jane Van Gaasbeek.
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Jody S. Van Marter, 48
Jody S. Van Marter, 48, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, March 9, 2020, at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Ephrata, Jody was the daughter of the late James W. and Frances L. (Jenks) Shimp. She was the loving and faithful wife of Thomas D. Van Marter with whom she had been married 26 years.
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Peter L. VanBuren, 82
Peter L. VanBuren, 82, of Lancaster passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Born in York, PA, he was the son of the late Wesley H. and Marie (Phelps) VanBuren.
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Shirley L. Pickel Wasson, 82
Shirley L. Pickel Wasson, 82, of Paradise, passed away at Conestoga View on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA, she was the only daughter and the youngest of four children of Clarence E. Pickel and Martha I. Miller Pickel. Her older brothers were Raymond E. Pickel, Clair N. Pickel and Lloyd W. Pickel. The family eventually moved to Strasburg then Lancaster. She spent her adult life in Paradise.
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Carl T. Wilson, 72
Carl T. Wilson, 72, of Lancaster, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 6, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Russell H. and Jennie V. Barlow Wilson.
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Warren C. Wilson, 71
Warren C. Wilson, 71, of Lancaster, beloved husband and father, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in New York, he was the son of the late Margaret (Gorry) and Walter Wilson. Warren was the husband of Linda (Herskowitz) Wilson, with whom he celebrated 38th wedding anniversary on August 22nd.
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Diane M. Zielinski, 75
Diane M. Zielinski, 75, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Ft. Wayne, IN she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances (Knight) Gebhard. She was the wife of Dorsey K. Zielinski with whom she shared over 24 years of marriage.
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