Obituaries

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Alycia (Gorlaski) Andros
Alycia (Gorlaski) Andros entered into heaven amidst a spectacular lightening show on Saturday, September 28, 2019. She fought an 18-month battle against cancer with grace, class and heart, entering into rest with her husband holding her hand.
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Elmer C. Bare, 92
Elmer C. Bare, 92 of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Brethren Village Retirement Community, after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Elizabeth (Cope) Bare. Elmer was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (O’Neill) Bare, and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage this past September 15th.
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Sally A. Beale, 71
Sally A. Beale, 71, of Manheim, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy.

She was the wife of Richard W. Beale, Sr., with whom she shared 49 years of marriage this past March 7th. Born in Carlisle, she was the daughter of the late Victor C. and Helen E. Line Ault.
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Richard A. Bleacher, 78
Richard A. Bleacher, 78, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born in Quarryville, PA he was raised and loved on the Zander Family Farm. He was the son of the late Catherine (Redman) Bleacher.
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Alletta M. Bowers, 67
Alletta “Ali” M. Bowers, 67, of Lancaster, passed away at Homestead Village on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Albert J. and Alletta (Gillis) Puskar. Alletta was married to Harold H. Bowers, Jr. for 48 years.
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Sally M Chille, 68
On Sunday September 22, 2019 our dearest Sally M Chille (Fitzpatrick) left this world peacefully to join her Holy Father in Heaven. Surrounded by her loving family & friends.
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Shelby Brianne Clouser, 34
Shelby Brianne Clouser, 34, of Lancaster passed away on September 22, 2019. Born in Lancaster, CA, she was the daughter of Tina (Hagler) Simon and the late Daniel Simon and wife of the late William A. Clouser.
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Claire S. Cushnie, 95
Claire S. Cushnie, 95, of Pequea, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2019 at ManorCare in Lancaster. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Catherine (Haas) Stavrum, and the wife of the late George C. Cushnie.
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Mark V. Davis, 59
Mark V. Davis, 59, of East Petersburg, passed away at Hospice & Community Care on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of Bernese D. (Davis), wife of Francis Lyons, and the late Vernon B. Davis.
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Lloyd F. Eberly, 77
Lloyd F. Eberly, 77, of Manheim passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harvey O. and Bertha Z. (Frey) Eberly. He was the loving husband of Carol (Newman) Eberly with whom he was married to since 2017.
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Lisa Ann Eshleman, 56
Lisa Ann (Cooney) Eshleman, 56, of Pequea, PA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Harrisburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Donald and Joanne (Ludes) Cooney. She was married to Jeffrey Eshleman for over 26 years.
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Kimberly A. Estock, 64
Kimberly A. Estock, 64, of Lititz, PA, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 after a short illness. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Galen and Joyce Winters of Willow Valley, and sister to the late Kristen Julian. Kimberly is survived by her son, Ryan Estock, daughter, Kelly Kessler, her sister, Kerry Handel, and her partner, David Nace.
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Mark A. “Andy” Ferguson, 63
Mark A. “Andy” Ferguson, 63, of Lancaster passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at LGH surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Darrenkamp) Ferguson.
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Edgardo Enrique Figueroa Henriquez, 49
Edgardo Enrique Figueroa Henriquez, 49, of Mountville, PA died September 21, 2019.
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Thomas L. Forsberg, 87
Thomas L. Forsberg, 87, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Moravian Manor. Tom was the son of the late Harold and Imogene (Hallstrom) Forsberg. He was the loving husband of Ruth H. (Naslund) Forsberg, who died in 2010.
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Patricia A. Foss, 72
Patricia A. Foss, 72, of Lancaster, and formerly of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Thor J. Foss, who passed away in 2017. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Marguerite Gillespie McEwen.
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Ray W. Frace, Jr., 81
Ray W. Frace, Jr. died peacefully at his home in his hometown of Lancaster, PA on October 1, 2019. He was 81 years young. Ray was born into this world to Ray W. Frace, Sr. DDS. and Evelyn (Wolfe) Frace. As a child, he was given the family nickname “Skipper” as it would make communicating easier with two Ray’s in the house.
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Jerome J. “Jerry” Free, 86
Jerome J. “Jerry” Free, 86, a resident of St. Anne’s Retirement Community, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 after a brief illness. He was married to Gloria A. (Brignola) Free for 64 years. He was the son of the late Joseph and Martha Free of Jeanette, PA.
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Berea K. “Bea” Frey, 86
Berea K. “Bea” Frey, 86, of Audubon, gained her angel wings on October 5, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Bea and her husband, S. William Frey, were married 62 years. Born in East Petersburg, she was a daughter of the late Ephraim “Bud” and Bertha (Christ) Kiehl.
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Janet E. Galen, 67
My beautiful wife has been on a long journey with cancer off and on since 1997. It may have taken her life, but not her faith or her love for others. She will be deeply missed by those that knew her. She was always giving and thinking of others, even during her bad days. She was an inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband. The following was written by my wife Janet.
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Thelma E. Getz, 95
Thelma E. Getz, 95, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Luther Acres. She was born in Martic Twp., Lancaster County. Thelma was the loving wife of the late John M. Getz, and together they shared 68 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2016.
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R. Clay Green III, 77
Clay Green, 77, of Conestoga, PA passed away at his home on September 25, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Abington, PA to the late Raymond C. Green, Jr. and Ruth H. Finley Green. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Rene) Green to whom he was married for 55 years.
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Steven J. Ha, 60
Steven J. Ha, 60, of East Petersburg passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Born in Sarasota, FL, he was the son of Margaret (Clark) Ha and the late Dr. Samuel J. Ha. He was the husband of Sharon E (Cox) with whom he shared over 38 years of marriage.
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Paul R. Hassler, 63
Paul R. Hassler, 63, of Lancaster and formerly of Denver, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late James P. and Ada Brown Hassler.
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Irene G. Horst, 89
Irene Good Horst, 89, of Narvon, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 14 following a brief illness. She was born on September 12, 1930 in Adamstown to the late Edwin and Fannie Weber. Irene was married to the late Robert R. Horst.
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Mabel M. Houck, 94
Mabel M. Houck, 94, a resident of St. John's Herr Estate, Columbia, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Luther Acres in Lititz. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Jennie (Kiscaden) Hammer. Mabel was the beloved wife of the late George Houck, with whom she shared 38 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1980.
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Mary Ellen Kiernan, 78
On September 26, 2019 Mary Ellen Kiernan departed this world with her family at her side at her Lancaster residence. She was born February 20, 1941 in Boston, MA to Helen (Nolan) and Dominic Tomei. She truly enjoyed her 78 years of life, living every moment to the fullest.

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Theodore George Kita, 89
Theodore George Kita, 89, of Lancaster, PA, entered into the presence of our Lord on October 6, 2019. He was reunited with Sarah, his beloved wife of 54 years, who preceded him in 2012. Ted was born in Justus, PA to the late Michael and Pauline (Tranowicz) Kita.
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Marilyn B. Klinger, 82
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Stephen William Kraft, 68
It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen William Kraft, 68, announce his passing on Friday, September 20, 2019. Stephen was born November 28, 1950 in York, PA to the late Chauncey E. and Katherine Rauscher Kraft.
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June Ellen Lykens Lantz, 84
June Ellen Lykens Lantz, 84, of Lancaster, passed into the loving arms of her Father in Heaven on September 24, 2019. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Paul and Anna Lykens and the loving wife of Rev. W. Frank Lantz.
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Marion E. Lerch, 100
Marion E. Lerch, 100, of Homestead Village, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bethlehem, PA she was the daughter of the late John Stanley and Lena (Rhoads) Beamensderfer. She was the loving wife of the late Robert L. Lerch to whom she was married for 60 years before his passing.
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Ronald Litzenberger, 76
Ronald Litzenberger, 76, of Manheim, PA, passed away on October 1, 2019 at his home. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William and Irene (Summy) Litzenberger.
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Phong Luu, 62
Phong Luu, 62, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2019.
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Genevieve A. Malone, 94
Genevieve A. Malone, 94, of Lancaster, passed away at her home Sept. 25, 2019.
Born in Dunmore, PA, Genevieve was the daughter of the late Carmen Salvatore and Providenza (Campisi) Gatto. She was married to the late Benjamin D. Malone for 50 years prior to his death in 2001.
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Dr. Michael F Mayers
It is with a heavy heart and much sorrow, that we inform every one of the death of our son, Dr. Michael F Mayers. He passed away Friday morning September 27th, 2019 in his home of a massive heart attack. Michael was an amazing man who cared deeply for his family and his clients. His story is one of inspiration and accomplishment.
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Sandra K. McIvor, 77
Sandra K. McIvor, 77, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on September 26, 2019 at her home. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thelma and Lester Eshelman.
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Ethel S. Meck, 94
Ethel S. Meck, 94, entered into her eternal reward in Christ at Harrison House, Christiana, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was born in East Lampeter Twp. to the late John M. and Mary (Groff) Sollenberger, and shared 32 years of marriage with Parke Shaubach Meck before his death in 1978.
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Barbara S. Meek, 86
Barbara was the faithful and loving wife of Harold Eugene Meek “Gene” with whom she celebrated 65 fabulous years of marriage. Theirs was a storybook romance from start to finish and he will miss her greatly! She graduated from Olney High School in 1951,
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Gary S. Miller, 60
Gary S. Miller, 60, of Lancaster died Friday, September 27, 2019, with his sister Melanie and life-long friends: Lisa Rutt, Jason Dickerson and Denise Buckwalter by his side. Gary was the son of the late Tommie L. and Joyce Miller of Berwyn, PA.
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George Nicozisis, 89
George Nicozisis, 89, of Lancaster, passed away at his residence, Saturday, September 28, 2019 following complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was surrounded by his family. Born in the village of Sopiki, in North Epiros, Greece, he was the son of the late Dimitrios and Eugenia (Lavaris) Nicozisis. George was the loving husband of Georgia (Paspalaris) Nicozisis, with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage.
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Francis R. Owsiany, 89
Francis R. Owsiany, 89, formerly of Lititz, passed away at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Columbia, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia to the late Raymond J. and Sarah A. (Miloszewska) Owsiany. Frank marked 66 years of marriage with his wife Kathryn V. (Goll) Owsiany last June 6th.
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Andrew Stephen Peyton Jr., 68
On Sunday, October 13th, Andrew Stephen Peyton Jr., loving husband and father of three, passed away at the age of 68. He was known to all that loved him as Steve.
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Lois Jane Pietropaolo, 93
Lois Jane Pietropaolo, 93, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on October 17, 2019 at Conestoga View. Born in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Olivette (Housemann) Lenning.
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Norbert H. Pitz, Jr., 72
Norbert H. Pitz, Jr., 72, of Reading, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Norbert H., Sr. and Jean Asti Pitz.

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Phyllis Anne Mooser Pourciau, 82
Phyllis Anne Mooser Pourciau, 82, of Lititz, finished her walk down the road of life on October 1, 2019 when she crossed the bridge between this life and the next. “Living well is the best revenge” is engraved on a set of six cocktail glasses she bought. Phyllis and her husband Charles L. Pourciau, Jr. enjoyed their favorite drinks from these glasses while enjoying 36 years of marriage together.
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Lynn A. Redcay, 74
Lynn A. Redcay, 74, of Lancaster passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at LGH. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Adam and Arlene (Allison) Redcay. He was the loving husband of Shirley (Griffe) Redcay with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage.
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Jeremy R. Rhineer
Jeremy R. Rhineer of Brickerville much loved son of Dwight and Lynn McKay and the late Paul M. Rhineer died Saturday, October 12, 2019 due to the devastating effects of lung cancer.
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Charles T. “C. Pat” Riley, 91
Charles T. “C Pat” Riley passed away peacefully on September 29th after 91 years of living life to the fullest. He was born on March 7, 1928, to Sarah and Charles B. Riley and resided in Lancaster his entire life.
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Aiban Rivera, 36
Aiban Rivera, 36, of Lancaster, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Born in New York, NY he was the son of Ivan Rivera and Rosa Melendez.
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Eileen D. Rzecinski, 74
Eileen D. Rzecinski (née Sexton), 74, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at her home in Marietta, after a valiant battle with a long illness. The oldest child of Martin and Dorothy Sexton, and niece of the late Arthur Quillin, she grew up in NY and resided in Morristown, NJ for 30 years prior to moving to PA. Eileen is survived by her beloved husband of over 50 years, George J. Rzecinski, her daughter Doreen Pitera and husband Chris, her sister Marion Sforza and husband Frank, and several nieces and nephews.
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Ana Sanchez, 70
Ana Sanchez, 70, of Lancaster, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan Falcon and Petrolina Sanchez.
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Ismael Santiago DeJesus, 56
Ismael Santiago DeJesus, 56, of Lancaster, PA died September 26, 2019
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Corlene Mae Schulz, 88
Corlene Mae Schulz, 88, of Lancaster, Pa, went to be with the Lord on September 30, 2019. She was born December 28, 1930 in Shelbyville, IL, to the late Dr. Julius A. and Viola (Hostetler) Schulz.
Corlene was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Evelyn (Schulz) Martin February, 2014.
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Joshua Michael Scott, 29
Joshua Michael Scott, 29, of Lancaster, passed away on October 4, 2019. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of Michelle Clayton and S. Paul Scott.
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Vada Yoder Sheetz, 86
Vada Yoder Sheetz, 86, passed from this world on October 14, 2019 at Moravian Manor, Lititz, where she had been a resident for 13 months. Her own mother, Myrtle Fern Yoder died on October 14th, forty years ago. Vada passed peacefully and was surrounded by the love of her family, who held her in their arms until she was able to let go of a life that was not always easy but one that she loved.
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Gary L. Shenk, 66
Gary L. Shenk, of Landisville, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was 66. Gary was born on October 30, 1952 to Raymond and Elva Shenk and grew up with two brothers, Allen and Ron, in Mountville. He graduated from Hempfield High School, followed by Elizabethtown college, where he met the love of his life, Patricia Shenk, who would become his wife for the next 43 years.
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Betty Jane Snyder, 88
Betty Jane Snyder, 88, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at ManorCare Nursing Home. Born in Long Branch, NJ, she was the daughter of the late David H. and Mary (Trimble) Martin. Betty Jane was the loving wife of the late Raymond E. Snyder, Sr., and together they shared 50 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2001.
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H. Arlene Snyder, 82
H. Arlene Snyder, 82, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Millersville, PA she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Elsie (Berkenheiser) Huber. She was the wife of the late Elvin M. Snyder.
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Doris L. (Frane) Splain, 84
Doris L. (Frane) Splain, 84, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Ephrata Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marietta, PA to the late Catherine (Snyder) and Arthur Frane. Doris was the beloved wife to William “Bill” Splain, with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage with in June.
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Karl B. Stauffer, 62
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Stanley J. Szalak, 72
Stanley J. Szalak, 72, of East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, after a lengthy illness. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John S. and Angela (Onorofski) Szalak, and the step-son of the late Ethyl (Luttenberger) Szalak.
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Connie Lou Weaver, 71
Connie Lou (Good) Weaver, 71, of Lititz, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at home. She was born in Lancaster to the late Nora (Keller) and Christian Good. She was the beloved wife to the late John M. Weaver with whom she shared 19 years of marriage.
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Emily Malone West, 46
Emily Malone West, 46, of Lancaster, beloved daughter of Soren and Marian (Bonnie) went home to heaven on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Emily knew well the depth of the human heart, its need for understanding, for safety, for empathy, its capacity to suffer and to rejoice. Her antennae keenly saw the other, and seeing, loved from the unfathomable depth of her heart. She held the truth of life on this earth close and was constitutionally incapable of denying it. The depth of her faith indulged neither falsehood nor fantasy.
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Ernests Zagars, 92
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Irene S. Zimmerman, 83
Irene S. Zimmerman, 83, of Lititz, left her loving family to be present with her Lord on September 30, 2019.
She was the wife of Harry R. Zimmerman. She was born at Ephrata Pa and was the daughter of the late John N. and Phoebe S. Sensenig Wenger.
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