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Michael R. Barlas, 73
Mike, 73, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He had an 8-year battle with head and neck cancer. Born in Homestead, PA, he was the son of the late Michael T. Barlas and Margaret E. (Ferko) Barlas.
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Constance “Connie” R. Bear, 64
Constance “Connie” R. Bear, 64, of Millersville, PA, passed away on September 21, 2017 at home with family by her side. Born in Norway, MI, she was the daughter of the late Haybert and Shirley Jean (Greer) Woodall. Connie was the devoted wife of 45 years to Ray Bear.
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Warren S. Becker, 91
Warren S. Becker, 91, a lifelong Lititz area resident, passed away on September 9, 2017 at United Zion Retirement Community. Born in Warwick Township, he was the son of the late Elam and Grace (Sauder) Becker. He was the loving husband of Ruth (Snyder) Becker. They celebrated their 62th wedding anniversary last October.
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Lita Blough, 54
Lita Blough, 54, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Leo A. Clark and the late Elaine L. Durst Blough.
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Jayne Brady, 78
Jayne Brady, 78, of Millersville passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Fritcher) Pollock. She was the loving wife of James Brady who passed away in 2004.
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Michael David Brown, 67
Michael David Brown, age 67, died of agent orange related cancer on September 8, 2017 at the Lebanon VA Hospital. Michael was born October 19, 1949 in Lancaster, PA to Hayes Brown and Margaret Helene Brown who predeceased him. Michael is survived by his daughter, Christine Anderton (Brown), grandson Jeffrey Anderton, son-in-law Jeff Anderton, brother Anthony Brown and sister Jill Turpack (Brown). Michael also leaves behind his beloved Yorkie, Sandy in the care of his daughter.
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Lucy B. Martell Cartledge, 78
Lucy B. Martell Cartledge, 78, of Lancaster, formerly of Gap, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital, Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Jennie (Madonna) Martell. Lucy was the loving wife of the late Donald C. Cartledge, to whom she had been married 53 years, when he died in 2015.
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Leo F Caskey, 94
Leo F Caskey, 94 of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Moravian Manor, where he was a guest for the past several months. He was the husband of the late Vera M. Caskey for 59 years before she passed away in 2003. Born in Lancaster, He was the son of the late Roland and Kathryn (Smith) Caskey.
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Kenneth A. Cooper, 82
Kenneth A. Cooper, 83, died peacefully in his sleep on December 31, 2016, at Elderwood Senior Living, Lancaster. Born on August 19,1934, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Nancy (Stewart) Cooper.
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Sharon Frances Costanzo, 57
Sharon Frances Costanzo, 57, of Lititz passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bronxville, NY she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Bacchas) Southard. She was the loving wife of John Costanzo with whom she shared over 31 years of marriage.
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Victor M. DeJesus, 69
Victor M. DeJesus, 69, of Lancaster, passed away on September 5, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Victor Olivera Cortes & Guillermina DeJesus. Victor was the loving husband of Maria DeJesus.
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Brison Cole Dombroski, 15
Brison Cole Dombroski, 15, of Lititz, sadly left this world far too soon on Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was born January 20, 2002 in Williamsport, PA. He will be greatly missed by his father, Brian (Angie Heisey), Lebanon, PA, mother, Nicole (Ford) Moss (George), Lititz, PA, two brothers; Ashton Van Alst, and Haidon Dombroski.
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Susan J. “Jane” Dorman, 59
Susan J. “Jane” Dorman, 59, of Lititz passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at home surrounded by her family after a seven year battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, Jane was the daughter of the late Jim Jordan, and of Olive (Pilkington) Jordan, and sister to John Jordan. She was the beautiful wife of Keith Dorman with whom she was married for more than 37 years.
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James E. “Jim” Duffy, 92
James E. “Jim” Duffy, 92, died September 17, 2017 at Brethren Village, Lancaster. He was born May, 31, 1925, in McCalls Ferry, PA, the son of the late Charles A. and Pearl (Wietzel) Duffy, and was married to Geraldine (Shellenberger) Duffy, who passed away in 1984.
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Alice M. Ellera, 78
Alice M. Ellera has gone home to be with the Lord today, Thursday, September 7th, 2017. She was 78 years old. Surviving Alice are Herman, her husband of 60 years; their two daughters, Alice Ann Lunden & husband Kelly, and Tracey Williamson & husband John; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; her two brothers, John Damitz & his wife Helen, and Gerald Damitz.
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Catherine “Kay” Fenninger
Catherine “Kay” Fenninger, of Erlanger, KY, formerly of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with Jesus on August 29, 2017. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Kay grew up in a large family with nine siblings.
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Susan Celeste Foulk, 58
Susan Celeste Foulk, 58, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Alfonse and Emma C. Bennett Balchiunas.
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Nancy L. Frick, 76
Nancy L. Frick, 76, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Plummer) Wallace. She was the loving wife of Charles H. Frick, Jr. with whom she shared over 53 years of marriage.
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Thomas Himes, 65
Thomas Himes, 65, of Lancaster, passed away early Sunday during a cardiac event. He is survived by his daughter, Rita, who is expecting his first grandchild in the coming weeks and son, Thomas. He joins his wife of 20 years Monica, who lost a two-decade long battle with multiple sclerosis in 2002.
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Robert E. “Pop” Hoffman, 85
Robert E. Hoffman, “Pop”, 85, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Almeda (Meck) and Paul G. Hoffman.
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June Irwin, 92
June Irwin, 92, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on September 2, 2017 at Willow Valley The Glen. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Arthur & Marguerite White. June was the wife to the late Robert R. Irwin.
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Hugh C. Jones, 86
Hugh C. Jones, 86, of Willow Street, PA died September 18, 2017.
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Barbara A. Kerchner, 82
Barbara A. Kerchner, 82, of Quarryville, passed away at home on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, PA she was the daughter of the late Evelyn (Gunkle) and Charles Flores. Barbara was the loving wife of David Kerchner for 63 years.
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Paul A. Kline, 94
Paul A. Kline, 94, formerly of Brickerville, passed on to eternal life, Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Exeter Green Nursing and Rehab Center under hospice care. Born in Brickerville, he was the son of the late Howard F. and Margie (Demmy) Kline.
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Walter F. Koch, Jr., 79
Walter F. Koch, Jr., 79, of Quarryville, died unexpectedly at Lancaster General Hospital on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born in Strasburg to the late Walter F., Sr. and Florence Gochenour Koch. Walt celebrated 57 years of marriage with his wife Pearl Mellott Koch on July 3rd.
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Barbara “Bobby” A. Krimmel, 89
Barbara “Bobby” A. Krimmel, 89, formerly of Lancaster, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Pleasant View Retirement Community. She was born in Hanover to the late Joseph and Eva Lawrence Hemler. Bobby was married to the late Robert F. Krimmel for 60 years before his death in 2010.
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Owen R. Kugel, 73
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Bryan K. Lauch, 40
Bryan K. Lauch, 40 years old, passed away suddenly at his home in Korena, Slovenia on September 6, 2017 after a long battle with depression. This world is a heavy load for the most beautiful of souls.
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Abner “Shorty” Martin, 29
Abner “Shorty” Martin, age 29, of Ephrata, died unexpectedly of natural causes, on September 7, 2017.
Abner Glenn Martin was born on September 27, 1987, in Mercersburg, PA. He grew up in Pennsylvania but then moved away and lived in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, prior to moving back to Ephrata, PA. He was an amazing father, husband, and person.
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Ruth Avery Mattern, 93
Ruth Avery Mattern, 93, of Luther Acres, Lititz, PA, died August 26, 2017.
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John C. McCourt, 72
John C. McCourt, 72, Landisville, died peacefully on September 6, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA after a one year battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Philadelphia, he was son of the late Charles and Bessie (Stiles) McCourt. He was the husband of Janice E. (Gantz) McCourt; they observed their 44th wedding anniversary in December of last year.
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Colin A. Miller, 24
Colin A. Miller, 24, of Landisville, PA sadly left this world far too soon on Sunday September 17, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his father, Brad A. Miller (Debi) of York and his mother Jennifer Brida (Ronald) of Landisville, PA; brother and best friend, Logan Miller
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Paul A. Miller, 84
Paul A. Miller, 84, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on September 13, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Schlager) Miller. Paul was the loving husband to Regina “Jeanie” A. Miller.
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Darlene J. Montgomery, 77
Darlene J. Montgomery, 77, of Leola, passed away on August 27, 2017 at Maple Farms Nursing Home. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Geraldine (Enck) Rineer. Darlene was the wife of 53 years to the late Glenn A. Montgomery.
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Samuel Morant, Sr., 71
Samuel Morant, Sr., 71, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Plantersville, SC he was the son of the late Jerry Morant, Sr. and the late Maybell (Skinner) Morant. He was the loving husband of Lois (Talton) Morant with whom he shared over 50 years of marriage.
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Flora Ella (Hess) Ober, 86
Flora Ella (Hess) Ober, 86, Willow Street, passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Sept. 15, 2017 at Hamilton Arms, Lancaster. Born Nov. 25, 1930 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Jacob & Flora (Good) Hess. She was the wife of the late Donald M. Ober for 47 years before he passed away in 2002.
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Phouthasenh Phanekham, 87
Phouthasenh Phanekham, 87, of Manheim peacefully took his last breath surrounded by family in the morning hours of Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Hospice & Community Care Center in Mount Joy. Born in Muang Kham, Laos on June 6, 1930, he was the son of the late Sang and Babpha Phanekham. He was a devoted husband to Soupalika Khambounheuang for 56 years until her death on May 2012.
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David E. Ripple, Ph.D.
David E. Ripple, PhD., formerly of Johnstown, PA and Kirtland, OH, died of heart failure on August 27, 2017. David is survived by his wife, Maurine (Strayer), formally of Erie, PA and Kirtland, OH; his son, Carl of Kirtland, OH: and his daughter, Gretchen, of Lititz, PA.
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Linda L. Roberts, 58
Linda L. Roberts, 58, of Lititz passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
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Evelyn M. Rodgers, 91
Evelyn M. Rodgers, 91, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Naomi P. Hunter.
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Larry Rodriguez, 51
Larry Rodriguez, 51, left this world far too soon on Saturday, August 26th, 2017. Born to the late Liduvina (Diaz) and Luis Rodriguez, in Brooklyn, NY. He was greatly loved by his brothers and sisters.
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James E. Roop, Jr., 64
James E. Roop, Jr., 64, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Lancaster to the late James Everett and Kathryn E. Bleacher Roop and was husband to Vickie Yake Roop for 44 years on April 14th.
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Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach, 80
Walter L. “Troop” Rosbach, 80, of Manheim, PA, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Elizabethtown. Born in Estella, Sullivan County, PA, he was the son of the late Hartford L. and Edna G. Weaver Rosbach.
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Carmelo A. Santiago, 74
Carmelo A. Santiago “Tonin”, 74, of North Miami, FL, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at North Shore Medical Center, North Miami, FL after a long illness. He was the son of the late Juan Santiago and the late Elena Vargas. Carmelo was born and grew up in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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Ronald Allen “Ron” Saunders, 71
Ronald Allen “Ron” Saunders, 71, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. Born in Auburn, N.Y. to the late Orlie R. and Doris L. (Rawson) Saunders, he married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy (deBeaumont) in 1968. The couple celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary this past June. In 1985, Ron moved with his family to Lancaster, PA.
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Jean Shirley Sims, 86
Jean Shirley Sims (Brooks), 88, of Lititz, died peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Gardens of Lititz Nursing Home. She was born in Pequea Township to the late Leon Brooks Sr. and Margaret (Hench) Hearn.
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Angeline Nell “Peggy” St. Clair, 86
Angeline Nell "Peggy" St. Clair, of Millersville, PA, returned to her ancestors on the wings of a raven on September 4, 2017, at the age of 86.
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Brian E. Thomas, 60
Brian E. Thomas, 60, of West Lampeter Twp., passed away unexpectedly due to heart complications at his home on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Born in Huntington, NY, he was a son of the late Edward F. and Geraldine (Lubben) Thomas, and the beloved husband of Sondra D. (Chaffee) Thomas, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.
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Cathy L. (Burchett) Thompson, 65
Cathy L. (Burchett) Thompson, 65, of Millersville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2017 at her home. Born September 20, 1951 in Worth, WV, she was the daughter of the late Sidney A. and Ethel M. (Lucas) Burchett.
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David M. Troup, 77
David M. Troup, 77, of Calvary Homes, Lancaster, PA passed away on Friday, September 15th at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. A common man who loved life. He was the loving husband of Betty M. (Eskildsen) Troup and the son of the late Leslie M. and Marian A. Troup of Mechanicsburg, PA. Dave and Betty were married for 32 years.
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Sheila E Lyerly-Turnbull, 71
Sheila E Lyerly-Turnbull, 71, of Lancaster and formerly of Lititz, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Lewis “Jack” Lyerly who passed away in 1986 and the late John C. Turnbull, Jr. who died in 2006. Born in Augusta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Sarah N. Sherick Eberly.
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Ralph H. Watrous II, 44
Ralph H. Watrous II, 44, of Rheems, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was born in Coatesville, PA to Natalie (Gilbert) Watrous and the late Kenneth Ralph Watrous Sr. He was the loving fiancé of Paula Pryor of Elizabethtown.
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Jay D. Weaver, 84
Jay D. Weaver, 84, died on September 1, 2017 at Brethren Village, Lancaster. Born in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster Co., PA on April 20, 1933, he was the son of the late J. Landis Weaver and Ada S. (Horst) Weaver and was married to Mary N. (Musser) Weaver of Landisville, PA to whom he was married to for 62 years.
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Lois J. Worthington, 83
Lois J. Worthington, 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Saturday, September 2, 2017. She was born Flemington, NJ to the late Charles and Ruth German Sherman and was married to the late Raymond F. Worthington for 37 years until his death in 2002.
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