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Karen L. Attick, 83
Karen L. Attick, 83, of Landisville, PA passed away at Luther Care on Monday, September 14, 2020. Born in Gloversville, NY, she was the daughter to the late Grace (Hodges) and Leland Sleat.
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Ronald D. Book
Ron went home to be with His Savior on September 21, 2020, and meet family and friends that have gone on before him. He was reunited with his wife of 35 years, the late Patsy A. (Lutz) Book and his parents, the late Paul G. and Pauline B. (Boettger) Book.
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Shirley L. Groff Boring, 82
Shirley Louise Groff Boring, 82, of Manor Twp., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 5, 2020, with her daughter and grandson by her side, following a short illness. Born in Safe Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Della H. Groff.
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Gary D. Bright, 72
Gary D. Bright, 72, of Mountville, PA, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020. He was the loving husband of Theresa M. (Shostek) Bright for 47 years. Born in Reading, PA, Gary was the son of the late Leon W. and Dorothy B. (Ilg) Bright.
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Justin D. Campbell, 25
Justin D. Campbell, 25, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on September 10, 2020. He was the son of Dwayne E Campbell, Lancaster and Peggy (Smith) Campbell, Lancaster.
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Patricia R. Carvell, 90
Patricia R. Carvell, 90, of Traditions of Hershey, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020. Born in Lancaster, Patricia was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Eleanora M. (Steinwandel) Fry. She was the wife of the late Walter B. Carvell who died in 2005.
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Gregory J. Celia Jr., 85
Gregory Joseph Celia Jr., 85, of Lancaster, passed away at his home on September 20, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lancaster to the late Mary L. (Mingo) and Gregory J. Celia Sr., who had immigrated from Gasperina Italy in 1922 at the age of 16.
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D. Alvin “Duck” Charles, 89
D. Alvin “Duck” Charles, 89, of Washington Boro, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in Manor Twp., he was the son of the late David and Esther (Ament) Charles. Alvin was the loving husband for 47 years of the late Nancy (Warfel) Charles, who passed in 2001, and for the last five years he was the loving husband of Grace (Murry) Charles.
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Charles J. Clark, Sr., 64
Charles J. Clark, Sr., 64, passed away at his W. Hempfield Twp. home on Wednesday, September 1, 2020.
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Mary C. Coldren, 83
Mary C. Coldren, 83, of Manor Township, passed away at St. Anne’s Retirement Community on Sunday 8/30/2020.
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Dolores G. Conroy, 87
Dolores Grace Conroy, 87, of Willow Valley, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020. Born in Baltimore, MD, Dolores was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalie (Macaluso) Bonica. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Francis Conroy, who died in 2015.
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Alfred Vincent DeLeo, 93
Alfred Vincent DeLeo, 93, of Lancaster, passed away at his home on Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1927 in Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Italy. He immigrated to the US in year 1947, traveling by ship to New York. He settled in Camden, New Jersey, where he met and married Linda Odorisi.
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Beth Deliver, 58
The world lost a kind, creative, talented soul Beth Didner Deliver left this world on September 6, 2020 on the 32nd anniversary of her Father’s passing at the young age of 58. Beth exited this world surrounded by her caring and warm family and friends.
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Feyonna D. Dixon, 40
Feyonna D. Dixon, 40, of Lancaster, died suddenly in Hampton, VA. Her viewing and funeral services are being handled through our Lancaster, PA location and details are being planned.
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Lorraine (Andrews) Dulio, 93
Lorraine (Andrews) Dulio, 93, of Manheim, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Mary D. (King) and Samuel Andrews. She was the loving wife to the late Albert J. Dulio for over 70 years, who passed in 2013.
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Geraldine M. Esbenshade, 91
Geraldine M. Esbenshade, 91, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Legends of Lititz, surrounded by her loving family.
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Richard C. “Dick” Evans, 82
Richard C. “Dick” Evans, 82, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Roseanne Sheets Evans, who passed away in 2015. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry L. and Ethel M. Rankin Evans.
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Edelmiro “Junior” Ferrer-Ortiz, Jr., 67
Edelmiro “Junior” Ferrer-Ortiz, Jr., 67, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 17, 2020. Born in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Carmen Esther Ortiz and the late Edelmiro Ferrer, Sr. He was also the loving husband of Libertad Ferrer for the past 47 years. He was also famously known as Panin.
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Ruth Ann Fisher, 85
Ruth Ann Fisher, 85, of New Castle, Delaware, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at her home on September 20, 2020. Born in Little Britain, PA she was the daughter of the late David C. and Emma (Norris) Brown.
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William “Bill” Mitchell Frey, 91
William “Bill” Mitchell Frey, 91 years old, died on Monday, September 14th 2020 at Wyomissing Health and Rehabilitation after a short illness. He was the son of the late Elwood Frey and Edna (Mitchell) Frey of Lancaster.
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Earle Brooks Gay, 92
Earle Brooks Gay of Lancaster, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2020. He was 92 years old.
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Lois Irene Graybill, 93
Lois Irene Graybill, 93, passed gently into God’s everlasting arms, being welcomed Home by The Lord Jesus, her Redeemer and Friend, on September 5, 2020, at Mennonite Home Communities, Lancaster, PA.
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Richard F. Hackman, 80
Richard F. Hackman, husband of Bonadine M. Hackman, passed away September 23, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Warwick Township on January 24, 1940 and lived in Warwick Township his entire life. He was the son of the late Richard H. and Elizabeth Forney Hackman.
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Teresa P. Hager, 94
Teresa P. Hager, much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandma, aunt and friend died at the Hospice and Community Care Center on Aug. 29, 2020 after a brief illness. She was 94. Teresa was born in Woonsocket RI, daughter of Saverio and Mary Innocencia (Fulginniti) Paone. She lived most of her long life in Lancaster. She graduated from Lancaster Catho-lic High School and in 1945, married James Hager Sr. who passed away in 2009, after 64 years of marriage.
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Laura Mae Hanna, 53
Laura M. Hanna, 53, of Lebanon, formerly of Manheim and Lancaster, passed away suddenly on September 22, 2020. Laura was born in Lancaster, PA and was the daughter to the late Henry S. and Veda Mae (Vaughn) Wilson.
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Larry E. Heller, 77
Larry E. Heller, 77, died at his home in New Holland on September 13. He was born on August 2, 1943 in Galion, OH to Warren and Gertrude.
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William C. Hess, 89
William C. Hess (Bill) of Lancaster died Sunday, August 30, on his 89th birthday. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nikki Dockey Hess.
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Alvin (Culp) Johnson, 66
Alvin (Culp) Johnson, 66, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital.
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Roseann M. Jones, 86
Roseann M. Jones, 86, of Elizabethtown, passed away at the Masonic Village on September 2, 2020. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Marie (Hare) Bibb. Roseann was the devoted wife of 61 years to James W. Jones and loving mother to the late Jeffrey W. Jones.
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John Joseph, 97
John Joseph passed away on September first, his 97th birthday. He was born in Iraq, and was convinced as a young man that he wouldn’t make it beyond the age of 45, as so many people he knew in that time and place were taken by tuberculosis.
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Sandra L. “Sandy” Kerlin, 76
Sandra L. “Sandy” Kerlin, 76, of Lititz, passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 3, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Betty (Wilson) Ellis. She was the dedicated wife of Ward “Dix” Kerlin III for the past 22 years.
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Zander Emanuel Kuilan, 7
Zander Emanuel Kuilan, 7, of Ephrata, passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 2, 2020 at Ephrata Wellspan Community Hospital. Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania he was the son of Alejandro Kuilan Jr. and Natalie A. (Eckenrod) Green.
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Rosella Lamborn, 83
Rosella Lamborn, 83, passed away at her Lancaster residence on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. She was born in Lancaster to the late Maurice L. and Mary Livingston (Brown) Brooks. Her husband Carl Lamborn died in 1998.
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Kevin D. Lenox, Sr. – “Pa”
Kevin D. Lenox, Sr., beloved husband and best friend of Deborah, passed peacefully home to heaven on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Kevin is survived by a host of family and friends who love and will miss him dearly. He graduated from Manheim Township and received a full-ride scholarship to Williamson Trade School.
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Jewel Faye Lewis, 72
Jewel Faye Lewis, 72, of New Providence, PA passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 13, 2020, with children by her side. Born in Hensley, WV, she was the daughter of the late Edna (Richards) and Jess Shepherd.
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Lewis L. Lowe, 90
Lewis L. “Lew” Lowe, 90, of Willow Street, PA, formerly of Buena Vista, Colorado, passed away on September 16, 2020 at his home in Willow Valley Communities. Born on a farm in Humeston, Iowa, Lew was the son of the late Harry J. and Pearl E. (Bahr) Lowe. He was also the loving husband of Jean I. (Gardner) Lowe for 62 years until her passing in 2018.
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Jose Luis Mangual, Sr., 75
Jose Luis Mangual, Sr., 75, of East Lampeter Twp., passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday, September 6, 2020.
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Joan E. McCarthy, 80
Joan E. McCarthy, 80, of Manheim, PA, formerly of Sparta, NJ, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was the wife of William P. McCarthy, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Sarah Kerrigan Maguire.
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James F. McCloskey, Jr., 68
Heaven gained a gracious, kind-hearted, quick-witted, and devoted angel on Monday, September 7, 2020. Known by many as “Jim”, James F. McCloskey, Jr., 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his home. Born in Lancaster, James was the son of the late James F. Sr. and Dorothy (Herzog) McCloskey. Jim was the husband of Diane Maylock with whom they celebrated their 47th Anniversary in May.
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Patrick J. “Pat” McGough, Jr., 92
Patrick J. “Pat” McGough Jr., 92, of Dallas, passed away peacefully of natural causes, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, only a few days after the passing of his wife, Audrey, who passed on August 24. Born in 1928 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Patrick J. McGough Sr. and Madeline Stinnard. Pat met his wife Audrey while attending Coughlin High School, graduated in 1947, and married Audrey in May of 1951.
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Mary Lee Mertz, 100
Mary Lee Mertz, 100, of Millersville, formerly of Peach Bottom, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Oak Leaf Manor in Millersville. She was a member of Millersville Community United Methodist Church. A woman of faith, heaven gained another angel. She was born in Lihue Kauai, HI. She was the daughter of the late Chun Khun Lee and Hatsuno (Hamaoka) Lee. She was preceded in death by Malcolm Donald Mertz in 1990
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Arthur J. Meyer Sr. “Poppy”, 74
Arthur J. Meyer Sr., 74, of New Holland PA , formerly of Bridgeport, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on August 28, 2020 at his home. Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late, Arthur W. & Concetta (Dimeo) Meyer.
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Michael W. Miller, 54
Michael W. Miller, 54, of Glenmoore, PA, passed away at Chester County Hospital on Friday, September 11, 2020. He was born in Washington, PA to Charles W. and the late Mary (Breese) Miller.
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John B. Milliron, 61
John B. Milliron, 61, of Gap, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at his home. Born in West Chester, he was the son of John E. Milliron and the late Orma (Bryans) Milliron, and the husband of Christine (Weber) Milliron for the past 34 years.
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Huey W. Morris, 80
Huey W. Morris, 80 of Manheim, passed away late in the evening of September 3, 2020 due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease. With family at his bedside, he passed on comfortably and peacefully. Though he had recently been hospitalized and his health had slowed him down over the past few years, he did it his way in the end, being home and able to be near his wife Arveda, the love of his life.
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Arlene Mae Opp, 96
Arlene Mae Opp, 96, of Landisville, passed away on September 3, 2020 at Oak Leaf Manor North, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of George W. Opp until his passing in 1998.
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Irene M. Parrish, 66
Irene M. Parrish, 66, of Lancaster, passed away at her home on September 11, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Elkton, MD she was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Crandle) Wimer.

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Delia Picart, 68
Delia Picart, 68, of Lancaster, passed away at Manorcare Lancaster on September 5, 2020. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico she was the daughter of the late Gregorio Picart and Matilda Calderon.
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Mary K. Rhoads, 95
Mary K. Rhoads, 95 years young, of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, peacefully departed her earthly home with her family by her side and jubilantly entered her new Home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 1924, she was the daughter of German immigrants, Karl and Frances (Zankl) Köenig.
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Abe Rodriguez, Sr., 60
Abe Rodriguez, Sr., 60 of Lancaster, PA passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in New York, he was the son of Irma (Feliciano) Rodriguez and the late Angel Rodriguez.
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Rita M. Ruof, 84
Rita M. Ruof, 84, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Lancaster, PA, died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 after an extended illness.
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John H. Russell, 90
John H. Russell (aka “Curly” to the Lancaster Ski Club), joined his daughter, and former partner in crime, Stephanie Oster-Canouse, for a huge party in heaven at the ripe old age of 90.
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Rose A. Scheid, 80
Rose A. Scheid, 80, of Lancaster, entered eternal rest on September 17, 2020. She was born at home in Martic Forge, the 14th of 15 children (the youngest of the 10 who survived childhood) to Jacob H and Clara F (Groff) Aukamp. She died peacefully at her home with family at her bedside. She was known to have nine lives and finally used the last one.
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Peter F. Scheler, 84
Peter F. Scheler, 84, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
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David Edwin Schoch, 87
David Edwin Schoch, 87, of West Lampeter Twp., passed away at Evergreen Estates Retirement Community on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
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Paul D. Sheaffer, 88
Paul Dietzel Sheaffer passed on to be with his Heavenly Father on September 19, 2020. Born in Lancaster, PA, as the 9th generation of the one of county’s original German settler families, Paul was the son of the late Benjamin L. Sheaffer and Dorothy D. Sheaffer, and the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Sheaffer for 62 years. He is survived by daughters Denise Corwin Allen (Steve Allen, Bob Corwin) and Beth McCallister (Steve McCallister), grandchildren Dr. Samantha Corwin and Jeffrey Corwin, and sisters, Dorothy Hamilton and Susan Bitzer. Preceding Paul in death, was his brother, Dr. Benjamin Sheaffer.
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Ronald J. Smith, 83
Ronald J. Smith, 83, of Lancaster, PA, passed peacefully from this life into the glory of heaven and into the loving arms of his God and Savior, Jesus Christ, at Hospice of Mount Joy, on Thursday, September 3, 2020. He was the husband of the late Doris A. Mauer Smith, who passed away in 2016. Born in Renovo, PA, he was the son of the late Woodrow “Dit” and the late Allene Saxton Smith, and the stepson of the late Francis Drumater.
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Barry L. Snodgrass, Jr., 41
Barry L. Snodgrass Jr., 41, of Mount Joy, PA, passed away on September 3, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Barry L. Snodgrass, Sr. married to Kathy Snodgrass of Lancaster and Mary Moyer of Columbia. He was the fiancée of Ashley Gaede.
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Scott Spangler, 73
scott spangler
artist, observer, roofer, groundskeeper

son of ellie and bob spangler
brother of karen (harnish) - shared spirit with aaron
godfather to michelle and the markells, (my guardian angels)
- friend of many - follower of the guiding light...
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Richard E. Sprout, Sr., 91
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Brenda Joyce Hartman Stover, 76
Brenda Joyce Hartman Stover, passed away at her residence on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the age of 76. She was the wife of Terry A. Stover, to whom she was married for 58 years.
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John H. “Jack” Thompson, 93
John H. “Jack” Thompson, 93 of Lancaster Pa passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 in The Glen at Willow Valley. Born in Mahanoy City, PA he was the son of the late John and Ida (Fulda) Thompson, he was married to Kathryn D. Thompson who preceded him in death.
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Pauline Jane Trumbower, 96
Pauline Jane (Buck) Trumbower, 96, of Reading, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Wyomissing Rehabilitation Center. Born in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mae (Everhart) and Charles Buck. She was the beloved wife for 42 years to the late Richard Trumbower, Sr. who passed in 1987.
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Louise Jennings Tshudy, 78
Louise Jennings (Wise) Tshudy, 78, died peacefully from kidney disease on September 2, 2020, at Elizabeth Manor.
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Sean D. Williams, Jr., 29
Sean D. Williams, Jr. “Shizz Dollaz” 29, of Lancaster, PA gained his angel wings on Friday, September 18, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of Dana York and the late Sean D Williams.
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Blanche M. “Dolly” Kauffman Haines Wilson, 90
Blanche M. “Dolly” Kauffman Haines Wilson, 90, of Manor Township, passed away at ManorCare Health Services, Lancaster on Friday, August 28, 2020.
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Daniel C. Wimmer, 51
Daniel C. Wimmer, 51, of Lititz, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. He was born in Lancaster to Manfred Wimmer and the late Noreen (Burkhart) Wimmer.
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Philip V. Zahn, 70
Philip V. Zahn, 70, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was the husband of Carol A. Thompson Zahn, with whom he shared 2 years of marriage this past July 9th. He was previously married to the late Helen M. Clark Zahn who passed away in 2009. Born in Queens, NY , he was the son of the late Joseph and Marian Zahn.
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Thomas L. Zymnis, 62
Thomas L. Zymnis, 62, of Conestoga, passed away on Monday August 31, 2020 at his home with his companion of 18 years, Kathy, by his side. Born January 30, 1958, in Lancaster, Tom was the son of Theresa Rholf Zymnis, of Lancaster and the the late Antonio Zymnis.
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