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Joyce G. Allen, 86
Joyce Gill Allen, age 86, Lititz, PA passed away on September 8, 2022 at her residence. Born in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (nee) Howe Gill. She grew up in Ambler, Pa and attended Beaver College, later graduating from Millersville with a Masters in History at age 50.
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Ronald L. Ament, 79
Ronald L. Ament, 79, of Lancaster, PA passed away on September 15, 2022, after a 14-year battle with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS). He was predeceased by his parents, Phares and Kathryn Ament.
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Mara Rekis Anderson, 76
Mara Rekis Anderson passed away September 6, 2022, at Landis Home in Lititz where she has been a resident for the past few years. Mara started her world citizen life in 1946 in a Displaced Persons camp in Dieburg, Germany. This was one of several DP camps where her parents, Alberts and Zenta (Rutkis) Rekis were given refuge after they fled their native Latvia and the advancing Soviet Army at the end of the Second World War. After several years in DP camps, under the sponsorship of Pastor and Mrs. Lebo and the help of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millersville she and her family were allowed to come to America and start a new life in Millersville.
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Vincent Anzalone, Jr., 75
On Sept. 16, 2022, Vincent Anzalone, Jr. passed from this life and went to his eternal life with Christ. He was born to Maria Stella (Sanguedolce) and Vincent Anzalone, Sr., on Dec. 24, 1946, in Staten Island, NY. On Sept. 13th he celebrated his 53rd wedding anniversary with Marie T. (Fulginiti) Anzalone.
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E. June Armstrong, 93
E. June Armstrong, 93, formerly of Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, June was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Amy E. (Whitaker) Witwer.
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Joan A. Biechler, 89
Joan A. Biechler, 89, of Lititz, passed away at home, Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Born in York, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sadie (Asper) Hevner. She was the loving wife of the late Donald L. Biechler, who died in 2011.
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Dorothy M. Blough, 88
Dorothy M. Blough, 88, of Lancaster, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, at Lancaster Nursing and Rehab, Saturday, September 17, 2022. Born in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Hockenerry) Gutshall. Dorothy was the loving and faithful wife of Paul F. Blough, with whom she celebrated nearly 70 years of marriage.
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Lester W. Bortzfield, 98
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Joan J. Bowen, 84
Joan J. Bowen, 84, of Lancaster, was called home to be with God, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The heavens will rejoice. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Millie (Habina) Mish. Joan was the loving wife of the late Richard L. Bowen who passed in December 2006.
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Kurry Alan Brown, 57
Entered into eternal rest Saturday September 17, 2022 in Lancaster PA. Born November 4, 1964 to the late Clyde E. Brown Jr. and the late DeAndra E. Brown (Curry) in Lancaster Pa.
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William (Bill) Clifford Burrey III, 84
William (Bill) Clifford Burrey III, 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Born in Danville, PA, on October 4, 1937, Bill was the eldest of three children and the only son of William C. Burrey Jr. and Beatrice Burrey.
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Kenneth E. Byers, 63
Kenneth E. “Wally” Byers, 63, of Landisville, passed away peacefully at home, in the company of family and friends, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Fay (Meshey) Byers and the late Earl Kenneth Byers. For the last 15 years, Kenny was the loving fiancée of Marla Stuchel.
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Dorothy E. “Dot” Caldwell, 92
On Sunday, September 25, 2022, our Lord called home Dorothy E. “Dot” Caldwell, 92. Dorothy was reunited with her parents, the late Violet and George Gerz in the comfort of her home and surrounded by the love of her husband and children.
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Donald E. Cranston, 74
Donald E. Cranston, 74, of Lancaster, passed away after a battle with cancer on September 12, 2022, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the son of the late Della Work.
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Dennis W. Crider, 64
Dennis W. Crider 64, formerly of Chambersburg, Pa. passed away at his home in Lancaster, Pa. on Tuesday September 13, 2022.
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Larry R. Dale, 74
Larry R. Dale, 74, passed away on September 2, 2022 at his home in Strasburg, PA after an illness of several years.

Born October 20, 1947 in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Charles E. Dale and Dorothy (Jones) Dale. Larry was a 1965 McCaskey High School graduate, and attended Lehigh University. He served in the Army for 2 years, mostly in Germany.
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Emilia “Emily” DeJesus, 71
Emily went to be with the Lord and her husband Jaime on Sept 17th, 2022. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family. She worked at JL Clark for 44 years as a machine operator working her way up to supervisor before retiring in 2017. She also taught CCD for many years at San Juan Bautista Church. She was well known for making the best rice and beans ever to all who were lucky enough to have some. Her home was where all family gatherings were held as the matriarch of the Saez & DeJesus family. Her family was her world and her legacy.
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Bernadine Ann Donnelly, 90
Bernadine A. Donnelly, 90, of Mountville, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Pittston, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Frances (Armalus) Grabosky, and the wife of the late Edwin Eby Donnelly who passed in September, 2012.
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Rose K. Fasig, 96
Rose K. Fasig went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Brethren Village.
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Saveria (Sandy) Catherine Freisher, 81
Saveria (Sandy) Catherine Freisher passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25th , 2022, the same date of her 57th wedding anniversary to her loving husband, Paul William Freisher, whom she married on September 25th, 1965.
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Gladys K. Fund, 91
Gladys K. Fund, 91, of Manheim, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Ephrata Manor. She was surrounded by love as she peacefully entered heaven.
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Douglas H. Grow, 86
Douglas H. Grow, 86 years, of Lititz, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday September 21, 2022, at Brethren Village, surrounded by his family.

Born April 5, 1936, in Boonville, NY, he was the oldest son of Vina Francisco Grow and Dudley Hinds Grow.
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Albert E. Harr, Jr., 85
Albert E. Harr, Jr. 85, of Lancaster, went peacefully into the arms of angels September 9, 2022. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Albert E. Sr. and Teresa Rose (Szymanski) Harr. On Sept. 7, he celebrated 65 blessed years of marriage with the love of his life, Mary Jane (Harvilla) Harr.

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James Frank Hasenfus, 58
Frank Hasenfus, 58, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 18, 2022. Born in Willingboro, NJ, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Hasenfus.
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Barbara A. Hassel, 74
Barbara Ann Hassel, 74, of Columbia, passed away at Hospice & Community Care on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Betty (Miller) Hassel.

Barbara was a 1966 graduate of Hempfield High School where she was a Cheerleading and Track star.
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Margaret “Margie” M. Hawk, 64
Margaret M. Hawk, 64, passed away at her Lancaster residence on Monday, September 19, 2022. She shared 30 years of marriage with her husband, Elvin H. Hawk before he died in 2017.
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Jay L. Hollinger, 92
Jay L. Hollinger, 92, formerly of Lancaster, passed away at UPMC Lititz on Friday 9/9/2022.He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Lloyd and Mary (Rutt) Hollinger. Jay’s first wife, Dorothy Ann (Hahn) Hollinger died April 8, 2001, and his second wife, Audrey J. (Myer) Shertzer Hollinger died November 12, 2020.
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Caroline E. Huber, 97
Caroline E. Huber, 97, of Lititz, passed away at Brethren Village on Monday, September 26, 2022. She was the wife of the late Irvin L. Huber, who passed away in 1990. Born in Gouglersville, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Caroline Zimmerly Weinhold.
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Jira Amaniel Imam, 59
Jira was born May 5, 1963 from her father, Keshi Amaniel Imam and her mother, Rishan Keshi Tesfazion in Eritrea.
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Oscar L. James, 85
Oscar L. James, age 85 of Lititz, passed away on September 17, 2022. He was born in Hanover, PA to the late Clair and Vivian James. He enlisted and served in the United States Army. After his enlistment, Oscar became a truck driver for the Pilot Company.
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Shirley A. Johnson, 87
Shirley A. Johnson, 87, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at her residence.
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R. Carson Kauffman, 76
R. Carson Kauffman, 76, of Washington Boro, passed Sept. 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Born & raised in Lancaster, he was the son of Thelma J. (Johnson) and the late Ralph F. Kauffman. He celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary with Katherine Kauffman.
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Robert G. Kelly Jr., 81
Robert G. Kelly Jr., 81, of Lancaster, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, September 4, surrounded by those he loved. Known as Bob, he was born the oldest of three children on September 8, 1940, to Robert and Mary Kelly of Wynnewood, PA.
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Kim L. Labiak, 65
Kim L. Labiak, 65 of Mountville, PA, passed away in her home September 14, 2022. She was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Gerald and Molly Berghold.
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Nancy Leed
Nancy Leed of Lititz died on September 20. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Annabel Leed. For several years she lived with the Harry and Ruth Burger family of Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County.
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Barbara J. Lindley, 83
Barbara J. Lindley, 83, of Lancaster passed away September 4, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late William Dean Lindley, with whom she spent over 60 years of marriage. Originally from Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Rosabelle A. Stratton.
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H. Robert “Bob” Linton, 85
H. Robert “Bob” Linton, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Horace and Wilhelmina (Heim) Linton. Bob served in the Army Reserves for six years from 1959 until 1965. His wife of 62 years, Judith E. (Potts) Linton, preceded him in death on May 31, 2020.
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Dorothea Mae “Dotti” Lugar, 75
Dorothea Mae “Dotti” Lugar, 75, of Lancaster, went into the arms of the Lord, September 4, 2022. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Verna (Keiser) Large.
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Harold L. Martin, 84
Harold L. Martin, 84, of Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on September 13, 2022. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William A. and Kathleen (Long) Martin. He recently celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary with Barbara (Mattia) Martin.
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Gladys Martinez, 60
Gladys Martinez, 60, of Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Anna Maria Torres Sanchez and the late Jorge Martinez Rodriguez. She was the loving wife of Humberto Rivera, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage.
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Michael F. Massimo, 70
Michael F. Massimo, age 70, passed away on Thursday September 8, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Broomall, PA to the late Silvino M. and Esther F. (Atlee) Massimo.
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Priscilla Caroline McComsey, 88
Priscilla Caroline McComsey, beloved wife and mother, passed away on September 9, 2022, surrounded by family. She is survived by her devoted husband; Ralph B. McComsey Jr.
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Richard L. “Dick” McCue, 86
Richard L. McCue, 86, passed away at Oak Leaf Manor North on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. He was born in Mount Joy, son of the late George P. and Marie Elizabeth (Wagner) McCue. Dick shared 46 years of marriage with his wife Esther F. (Harsh) McCue before her death in 2007.
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Cynthia Minnich, 86
Cynthia Minnich, 86, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2022, at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She was born on October 24, 1935, in Philadelphia to the late Donald Hoaster and Clara Hughlett Hoaster. She married Albert Minnich on November 21, 1957, in Lebanon, PA.
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Margaret C. Mitchell, 93
Margaret C. Mitchell, 93, passed away September 13, 2022, at Hospice & Community Care. Born and raised in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Elizabeth Myers.


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John Modderman, 90
John Modderman, 90, of Willow Street, passed away at Hospice & Community Care on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Born in Paterson, NJ, he was the son of the late Daniel and Elsie (Walstra) Modderman. He was the loving husband of Ruth P. (Sweeney) Modderman, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.
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Linda W. Neiss, 78
Born in Lititz on March 24, 1944 to parents Chester L. Wertsch Sr. and Esther M. Cochran Wertsch. She was the wife of James P. Neiss.
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Holly Ann Nelson-Harris, 63
Holly Ann Nelson-Harris, 63, of Manheim, passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, September 16, 2022. Born in Seattle, WA, she was the daughter of Marion Evon (Hall) Nelson and the late Robert Arthur Nelson. She was the loving wife of Scott Harris.
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James R. Passeau, 82
James R. Passeau, 82, of Manor Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Johnstown, PA, he was the son of the late Russell and Catherine (McPhee) Passeau.
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Michael Preperato, 64
Michael J. Preperato, 64, of Malvern, formerly of King of Prussia & Lancaster, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Paoli Hospital
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Wilbur Ragan, 96
Wilbur Ragan, 96, of Luther Acres, Lititz, PA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Born in Berwick, PA he was the son of the late George and Jewel (Pinterich) Ragan. He was the husband of Lucille I. (Roth) Ragan of Luther Acres.
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Eileen Y. Reimel, 60
Eileen Y. Reimel, 60, of Lancaster, passed away at her residence on September 19, 2022. She was the wife of Anthony Reimel. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Florence Blumenshine McGeehan.
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Jeanne F. Monteith Rieker, 95
Jeanne F. (Driscoll) Monteith Rieker, 95, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. Born in Geneva, IL she was the daughter of the late Nina (Franzman) and Leo G. Driscoll. She was the beloved wife to the late John G. Monteith and the late Frank J. Rieker.
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Kathalyne M. Robertson, 86
Kathalyne M. Robertson, 86, of Lititz, passed away at her residence on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Kathalyne Billett Reese.
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Marion A. Sable, 101
Marion A. Sable, age 101, of Lititz went home to Heaven on Friday Sept. 16, 2022. Born in Upper Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ludwig and Maria (Petla) Moeslein; first generation immigrants to this country.
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Francis X. Schaller Jr., 92
Francis X. Schaller, Jr. aged 92, passed away on September 2, 2022. Born to the late Francis X. Schaller, Sr and Anna (Krimmel) Schaller, he was raised in Lancaster where he graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1948. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
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Maryhelen Cole Shawkey
Maryhelen Cole Shawkey of Lancaster, PA passed away September 20, 2022, with her adoring husband by her side.
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Cynthia L. “Cindy” Showers, 66
Cynthia L. “Cindy” Showers, 66, of Mount Joy, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family and close friends, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lancaster, she was the loving daughter of the late John and Betty (Goodwin) Charles.
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Richard Sheirich “Rick” Shultz, 74
Richard Sheirich “Rick” Shultz, 74, of Lancaster, passed away at Hospice & Community Care on Monday, September 5, 2022. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Janet S. (Gable) Shultz. He was the loving husband of Sherry I. (Dougherty) Shultz, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage.
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Michael P. Silevinac, 47
Michael P. Silevinac, 47, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022. Born in Johnstown, PA he was the son of Timothy Moore and Monica Silevinac.
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Elaine Slaymaker, 72
Elaine Slaymaker, 72, passed away at her Lancaster, PA, home on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Born in Columbia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Arlene (Frymyer) Erb.
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Joseph W. Sorrentino, Jr., 63
Joseph W. Sorrentino, Jr., 63, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph W. Sorrentino, Sr. and Carmela (Messina) Sorrentino. Joseph was the loving husband of Lisa A. (Lapera) Sorrention, and they celebrated 38 years of marriage last December.
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Ann Strohmeyer, 85
Ann B. Strohmeyer, our wonderful mother, was called home to heaven on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the age of 85. She passed away peacefully at her home in Lancaster, surrounded by her loving family. Mom was born on January 15, 1937, in El Paso, Texas to the late John and Elizabeth Weikert. It was mom’s father who instilled in her a gratitude for veterans; and mom’s mother who taught her the value of a strong work ethic and even stronger devotion to God. It was when she moved to Vero Beach, Florida at a young age with her parents and three siblings that she discovered her love for the ocean. She always spoke fondly of her childhood in the south.
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Charles Harry Talbert, 77
Charles Harry Talbert, 77, of Holtwood, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Coeburn, VA, he was the son of the late Charles Ira and Julia A. (Robinson) Talbert.
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Domenick J. Vitale, 92
Domenick J. Vitale, 92, of Leola passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Pasquale and Antionette (Rainone) Vitale. He was the loving husband of Jeanne (DiMario) Vitale with whom he shared over 69 years of marriage.
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Judith (Connor) Weaver, 83
Judith (Connor) Weaver, 83, of Lancaster, went into the arms of angels September 6, 2022 after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. She was in at-home hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late D. Chester and Rosemary T. (Ulrich) Connor. She shared 60 years of marriage with Deacon Robert E. “Bob” Weaver, until his passing in July 2018.
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Mary M. Wiser, 69
Mary M. Wiser, 69, of Willow Street, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late James H., Jr. and M. Madeline Rider Wiser. She was a 1970 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School
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Thomas J. Witowski, 79
Thomas J Witowski, 79 of Lititz, PA died on September 4th at home after a lengthy battle with heart problems. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Judith O'Connor Witowski. He was the son of the late John E. and Mary E. (Mullen) Witowski of Olyphant, PA.
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Arlene Theresa Hayes Youmans, 81
Arlene Theresa Hayes Youmans, 81, of Lititz, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital with family by her side. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James "Kinty" and Theresa (Dougherty) Hayes and was raised in Bayonne among many aunts, uncles, and cousins who lived nearby. In Arlene's later years, the memories of those family gatherings brought her great joy.
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Sandra L. Young, 75
Sandra L. Young, 75, of Mountville, passed away after a brief illness, September 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late James C. and H. Marie (Kroh) Welshans. She was the devoted wife of Ray E. Young for over 38 years, until his passing in 2006.
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Jean L. Zeigler, 91
Jean L. Zeigler, 91, of Willow Street, passed September 10, 2022. She was born to the late Homer and Elva Lenker in Millersburg, PA. Jean earned an associate degree and she worked as a secretary at Hamilton Bank, Wilson Southern Junior High School, and United Church of Christ at Valley Forge.
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