Obituaries

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Gladys J. Adams, 95
Gladys J. Adams, 95, of Mountville, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Evergreen Estates Retirement Community in Lancaster. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Ella Mae (Hagy) (Wike) Ellinger. Gladys was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred H. Howard, a local homebuilder who passed in 1971, and her second husband, Donald Adams, who passed in 2013.
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Karen (Bleacher) Adams, 66
Karen (Bleacher) Adams, 66, of Airville, PA passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 with family by her side. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Enos and Annamary (Young) Bleacher. She attended McCaskey High School.
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Susan E. Atherton, 76
Susan E. Atherton, 76, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Port Chester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frederic and Elizabeth (Pennock) Atherton.
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Daniel L. Barkume, 72
Daniel L. Barkume, 72, of Brunnerville, passed away peacefully at home early Monday morning, April 12, 2021. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late John V. and Mary F. (McCarthy) Barkume. Daniel was the beloved husband of Judith (Croft) Barkume, and together they celebrated 49 years of marriage this past November.
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Julio S. Berrios, 92
Julio S. Berrios, 92, of East Petersburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, April 25, 2021. Born in Yabucoa, PR, he was the son of the late Rafael Sanchez and Eulalia Berrios.
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Dorothy M. Booth, 85
Dorothy M. Booth, 85, passed away at her Lancaster home on Thursday, April 15, 2021. She was born in Strasburg Township to the late Harry L. and Fannie Viola (Peters) Westfall. She enjoyed 50 years of marriage with her husband Glenn E. Booth before his death in 2004.
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Jason A. Bragg, 40
Jason Allen Bragg, 40, of Conshohocken, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, April 15, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Ruth N. Encarnacion Erazo and Hardy Allen Bragg, Jr.
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Patricia G. Brown, 88
Patricia G. Brown passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 2, 2021 at the young spirited age of 88 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born August 15, 1932 in Lancaster; Patricia was the daughter of the late Albert R. and Hazel M. (Weaver) Grimm.
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Lynn C. Brown, 72
Lynn C. Brown, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on April 29, 2021 at Hamilton Arms. Born in Sullivan, IN she was the daughter of the late Annunziato T. and Rosemary (Bennett) Arcudi.
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Aaron David Buckwalter, 90
Aaron David Buckwalter, 90, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021, with his wife of 69 years, Marian Burkhart Buckwalter, and his children by his side. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Landis B. and Ruth (Myer) Buckwalter.
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Evelyn M. Coolidge, 91
Evelyn M. Coolidge, 91, of Millersville, passed away on April 23, 2021 at Moravian Manor. Born in Manor Township, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Lily M. (Hershey) Gantz and was the wife of the late William A. Coolidge until his passing in 2005.
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Paul A. Deibler, 89
Paul A. Deibler, 89, of Lancaster, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 21`, 2021, while surrounded by his loving family. Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA, he was the son of the late Charles D., Sr. and Minnie (Otto) Deibler. Paul was the beloved husband of D. Corriene (Wolfgang) Deibler, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage last June.
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Mary “Molly” Calder Diem, 74
Mary “Molly” Calder Diem, 74, of Lancaster, PA passed away on May 2, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William H. Calder and Mary (Landis) Calder. Molly had over 55 joyful years of marriage to the love of her life, James E. Diem.
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James D. Diffenderfer, 75
James D. Diffenderfer, 75, of Lancaster, passed away due to Covid on Monday, May 10, 2021.
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Edward C. Dorwart, 83
Edward C. Dorwart, 83, passed away at his Manheim Township home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born in Lancaster to the late Edward Kautz and the late Geraldine (Hohman) Dorwart. Ed enjoyed 62 years of marriage with his wife Julie Loretta (Strickler) Dorwart before her death in 2020.
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Richard L. Dotter, 86
Richard L. Dotter, 86, of Lancaster, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 7, 2021.
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James P. “Jim” Feeley, 86
James P. “Jim” Feeley, 86, of Lititz, went into the arms of his Lord on April 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Montreal, Canada he was the son of the late Michael and Bridget (Wymbs) Feeley. He was the devoted husband of Mary (Harley) Feeley for more than 58 years.
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Linda Ann Fenton, 73
Linda Ann Fenton, 73, of Lancaster, passed away at Juniper Village, Mount Joy, Friday, April 30, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Crescenzo) Mentini. Linda was the wife of Robert E. Fenton, who died in 2016.
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Mary A. Fornah, 71
Mary A. Fornah, 71, of Lancaster, passed away at her residence on April 19, 2021, surrounded by her family.
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Evangeline Cleopatra Frangeskos, 84
Evangeline C. (Pappas) Frangeskos, 84, formally of Lititz, PA, passed away with her family beside her at her home in Red Lion, PA. Evangeline was born in Coatesville, PA, July 24, 1936, daughter of the late Michael and Irene (Alexiou) Pappas. She was the wife of the late Emmanuel A. Frangeskos, who died in June of 2019.
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Harold F. Graham, 76
Harold F. Graham, 76, of Honey Brook, PA, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday April 30, 2021 at his home. Born May 14, 1944, Harold was the son of the late Robert and Susie (Owens) Graham. A lifelong resident of Lancaster, Harold held several positions through the years. Harold worked at Lancaster Malleable Casting Company for over 40 years as a laborer and most recently at Keim Chevrolet as a maintenance man until his passing.
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Carrie Ann Hamilton, 26
Carrie Ann Hamilton, 26 of Manheim Township, PA, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She was born in Sydney, Ohio, and was the husband of Timothy W. Hamilton.
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James C. “Jimmy” Hampilos, 59
James C. Hampilos, 59, of York, formerly of Lancaster, died on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Jimmy was born in Lancaster, PA and was the son of the late Christ J. and Elaine J. (Katsaras) Hampilos.
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Thelma Mae Herr “Tootie”, 92
Thelma Mae Herr “Tootie”, 92, of East Petersburg, PA passed away on April 24, 2021. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Chester and Bessie Alexander. She was preceded in death by a brother Glendon and sister Margaurite (Foltz). She is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 71 years, Paul R. Herr.
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Glenn A. Hershey, 86
Glenn A. Hershey, 86, was born July 13, 1934, in Salisbury Twp., and died April 30, 2021 at ManorCare Lancaster, where he lived since 2013. He was born to the late Maurice S. and Mary (Martin) Hershey. He grew up on the family farm near Gap and later moved to Intercourse.
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David L. Huxta, 67
David L. Huxta, 67, of Lancaster, PA entered into rest on April 29, 2021 with his wife and children by his side after a courageous four-year battle. He was the son of the late Joseph and Dolores (Rachkoski) Huxta and the beloved husband of Susie (Rosier) Huxta. Dave was the proudest Pop of his children; Laurie Huxta-Forbes (Mike), Ryan Huxta (Tanya) and Casey Huxta; Adored Pappy to 7 grandchildren; Nola, Grady, Lennon, Boden, Tovin, Noah, and Lucy. He is also survived by his siblings; Joe Huxta (Patsi), Mark Huxta (Carol), and Marianne Talbot (Jim) along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, Rick Huxta (Lin).
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Mary K. Iovino, 40
Mary Iovino, 40, of Manheim Township, passed away at home Thursday, April 29, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in DELCO PA, she was the daughter of Justine (Mogan) Maggio and the late Paul Maggio. Mary was the loving and supportive wife of Brian Iovino, and they celebrated 17 years of marriage this past December.
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Jean Jackubowski, 84
Jean Jackubowski, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep, on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021. She was 84 and a resident of Manor Township for the last four years. Previously, she lived in Willow Street, (Pequea Township) for 54 years.
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Martha L. Johnson, 60
Martha Louise Johnson 60, of Lancaster, passed away prematurely and unexpectedly. Her untimely passing was on Friday, April 16, 2021. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Martha Johnson and Mark Pitt.
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Winifred S. Jonas, 96
Winifred “Wink” Jonas, 96, of Brethren Village, Pennsylvania died peacefully on April 13, 2021. Born in Martinsville, Virginia she was the daughter of Charles Irving and Winifred Waverly (Atkinson) Smith. She was proceeded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, George Herbert (“Herb”) Jonas.
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Jane L. Kauffman, 89
Jane L. Kauffman, 89 of Ephrata, PA, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2021 at Ephrata Manor. She was the daughter of the late John W. Kauffman, Sr. and Nora (West) Kauffman, and the lifelong companion of the late William J. Quinn, Jr.
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Renny Joel Kline, 21
Renny Joel Kline, 21, of Lititz, PA unexpectedly passed away on Saturday April 17, 2021. Born on April 15, 2000, Renny was the loving son of Joel and Donata Kline and his mother Kay Kline.
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Andrew G. Kubala, 89
Andrew G. Kubala, 89, of Lancaster, passed away after a brief illness at Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Born in West Hazleton, Luzerne County, he was the son of the late John and Stefania (Duranna) Kubala. Andrew was the loving husband of the late Patricia Ann (Sheaffer) Kubala, and they celebrated 49 years of marriage when she passed in 2006. He was also predeceased by his second wife of 6 years, JoAnne (Wittensoldner) Kubala, who passed in 2017.
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Olivia E. Landa Guillen, 91
Olivia E. Landa Guillen, 91, of Lancaster, PA died May 9, 2021.
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David G. LaPiana, 46
David G. LaPiana, 46, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2021. Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late John C. LaPiana and Carol A. (Spencer) LaPiana Porceng.
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John H. Leaman, 80
John H. Leaman, 80, of Lancaster, entered into the arms of his savior on Saturday April 24th, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born in Leola, PA. John was one of seven sons and two daughters born to the late Daniel Wenger and Ethel R. (Metzler) Leaman. He was the best friend and loving husband to Linda (Landis) Leaman. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on April 4th.
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Terrence C. Leary, 72
Terrence C. "Terry" Leary, 72, of Manheim, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Henry and Thelma (Duus) Leary. Terry was the husband of Brenda (Slesser) Leary with whom he would have celebrated 42 years of marriage this coming July 1st.
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Patricia “Hollywood” Long
Life’s drama begins with a cry and ends with a sigh. Life’s journey is not to arrive safely at the grave in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “HOLY CRAP! What a ride!” Yep, Scotty beamed me up on April 13, 2021. This is how my life went. I got my motor running, headed for the highway, I said to myself, start looking for adventure and whatever comes my way, you got to make it happen, take the world in a loving brace, fire all your guns at once and explode into space. Well, I did and now I’m that “Hollywood” star in the sky.
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Kelly M. Lynch, 40
Kelly M. Lynch, 40, of Lancaster completed her “One Colorful Journey” here on earth Sunday, April 25th, 2021.
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George E. Maloney, 92
It is with deep sadness that we share that George E. Maloney, 92, of Lancaster, passed into Eternity on April 29, 2021. Born in DuBois, PA, George was the son of the late John and Margaret (Kotzbauer) Maloney. He was the husband of the late Clara A. Maloney.
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Kathy Jo Martin, 64
Kathy Jo Martin, 64, of East Hempfield Township, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Thursday, May 6, 2021. She was born in Lancaster to the late Russell and Elsie (Brubaker) Carpenter. Kathy shared 38 years of marriage with her husband Joseph J. Martin.
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William B. “Bill” Medina, 74
William B. Medina, known by many as Bill, 74, of Millersville, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 6, 2021. Bill was born on June 2, 1946 in New York, NY.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps from October 1965 to April 1966. Following his honorable service to our country, he met and married Peggy Schmitt in Queens, NY and went on to spend 54 wonderful years of marriage together. Their story started in New York, took them to Florida, and brought them back up the east coast to Millersville where they settled and called home in 2005.
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Doris L. Mester
Doris L. (Staub) Mester died on Wednesday, April 14 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law , Ernest III and Lynda Mester. Having initially survived Covid, she eventually succumbed to complications of that wretched disease.
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Mervyn B. Mitchell, 89
In Loving Memory of Mervyn “Jack” B. Mitchell, age 89 of Lititz, who passed way on April 21, 2021. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Maureen, in 2010 and survived by his children: Francine M. Roberts and Bill (Josephine) Mitchell and three grandchildren Catriona, Jacob, and Heather.
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Mervyn B. Mitchell, 89
In Loving Memory of Mervyn “Jack” B. Mitchell, age 89 of Lititz, who passed way on April 21, 2021. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Maureen, in 2010 and survived by his children: Francine M. Roberts and Bill (Josephine) Mitchell and three grandchildren Catriona, Jacob, and Heather.
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Marie A. Moeller, 82
Marie Ann (Chesonis) Moeller, 82, of Lancaster went into the arms of her Lord and Savior peacefully at home with her husband by her side, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Born in Towanda, PA she was the daughter of Catherine and Alexander Chesonis. She was the devoted wife of John “Jack” Moeller for 63 years this August. She grew up in Lopez, PA located in Sullivan County.
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Ainsleigh Kaye Motta Rabuffo, 17
Ainsleigh Kaye Motta Rabuffo, 17, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Fernando Motta and Tara Rabuffo. Ainsleigh was a junior at Lampeter-Strasburg High School.
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Ezekiel (Zeke) D. Mumma, 17
Ezekiel (Zeke) D. Mumma, 17, of Lititz returned home to be with Jesus on Friday, April 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of Donald and Laurie (Gibble) Mumma. He was the loving brother to Derek Mumma.
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Patrick K. Ndungu, 29
Patrick K. Ndungu, 29, of Lancaster, passed away suddenly in an accident, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Born in Nakuru, Kenya, he was the son of George and Mary (Gatharia) Ndungu and the husband of Mary Wanjiru Nguire.
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Patricia Moran Nelson, 90
Patricia Moran Nelson, 90, of Millersville, passed away April 12, 2021 peacefully in her sleep.
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Denton L. Neuhauser, 75
Denton L. Neuhauser, 75, of Talmage, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ivan and Geraldine (McGinnis) Neuhauser. Denny was the loving husband of Deborah L. (Nolt) Neuhauser, and they would have celebrated 22 years of marriage on May 20.
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John L Nicklas, 85
John L Nicklas, 85, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Lancashire Hall. Born on April 24th, 1936 in Richmond IN, he was the son of Paul G. and Florence (Niewoehner) Nicklas. John was the beloved husband of Patricia (Shell) Nicklas, with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage last July.
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Jacob Nieczyporuk, 89
Jacob Nieczyporuk, 89, died peacefully, and at peace with God on April 19, 2021.
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Betty Jane Oerther, 90
Betty Jane Oerther, 90, of Lititz, PA passed away Friday April 16, 2021. Born December 27, 1930, Betty was the daughter of the late Raymond and Violet (Keller) Buckwalter. On May 22, 1969, Betty married Frederic Oerther and went on to spend many wonderful years together.
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John N. Papadimitriou, 63
John N. Papadimitriou, 63, of Lancaster, passed away April 21, 2021 after a brief illness. Born in Asfendiou, Kos, Greece, John was the son of the late Nicholas A. and Anthoula (Hatzilimis) Papadimitriou.
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Lois “Ricki” Papavasilion, 89
Lois “Ricki” Papavasilion, 89, of Lancaster passed away peacefully Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her home. Born in Altha, FL, she was the daughter of the late John Dempsey Cumbie and Rosa Strickland. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Papavasilion who passed away in 2015, to whom she was wed for over 60 years.
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Rithese “Eva Yvonne” Paraison, 87
Rithese “Eva Yvonnne” Paraison, 87, of New Providence, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Born in Jacmel, Haiti, she was the daughter of the late Julie and Ernest Paraison.
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Mildred Perales, 47
Mildred Perales, 47, of Lancaster, PA, passed on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of Nilda Diaz and Edilberto Perales. She was the beloved mother of Kayla Cruz and Dominic Cotton of Lancaster.
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Russell E. Pike, 80
Russell E. Pike—a kind, gentle, and quiet family man—died April 25, 2021, at his home in Lancaster, Pa., with his loving wife Pauline by his side. He was 80.
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Helen M. (Becker) Plackey, 90
Helen M. (Becker) Plackey, 90, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 13, 2021 at LutherCare, Lititz, where she was residing. She was born on December 29, 1930, in Chicago, IL. Helen grew up with her late father, Alfred Becker, and his late wife, Dolores. She was the loving wife of the late George Plackey, Sr.
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Filomena Pogorzelski, 100
Filomena Pogorzelski, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the age of 100. Born in New York City, NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Jenny (Biondi) Fiore. She was the beloved wife of the late Chester S. Pogorzelski, a World War II veteran who passed away in 2004.
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Wilbur L. Potts, 81
Wilbur L. Potts, 81, of Lititz, entered his heavenly home on April 30, 2021, at Brethren Village. Born in Schuylkill Haven, he was the son of the late Austin W. and Grace B. (Fisher) Potts. He was the husband of Lydia (Adams) Potts, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage.
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Margaret O. Powell, 93
Margaret O. Powell, of Lititz, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 12, 2021. Born in Nezperce, Idaho, she was the daughter of the late Trevor Orton and Ruth Smith Orton Skinnell, and the wife of the late Carl B. Powell.
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Yanesoreya T. Powell, 74
Yanesoreya T. Powell, 74, of Lancaster passed away at home in the warm embrace of her husband on May 1, 2021. Born in Vietnam, she was the daughter of the late Kien Sot and Thach Thi Cavanh. On April 23rd she celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary to her soulmate, Leon Powell, Sr.
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Gerald T. “Jerry” Randall, 81
Gerald T. “Jerry” Randall, 81, of Lititz, passed away peacefully at home under hospice care with his 2 daughters, Tracy Randall-Loose wife of Kevin Loose, Susan Randall-Sloan wife of Shane Sloan and wife of 56 years, Barbara A. (Bachman) Randall by his side on Monday April 26, 2021. Born in Dumfries, VA, he was the son of the late Sherwood Lee and the late Fannie Waller (Sullivan) Randall.
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William John Reuter, 71
Eminent banking executive, dedicated philanthropist and beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, William “Bill” John Reuter, passed away on May 5, 2021.
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Thomas P. “Tom” Rieker, 61
Thomas P. “Tom” Rieker, 61, of Mountville passed away Sunday April 18, 2021 at LGH surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late James D. and Mary E. (Henkel) Rieker. He was the loving husband of Carla (Schuster) Rieker with whom he spent the last 22 years together and 13 of them in marriage.
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Marianne T. Rudy, 61
Marianne T. Rudy, 61, of Ephrata, peacefully drifted into the arms of her Lord and Savior on May 6, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Norman G. and Rose T. (Schreder) Strosser. She was the devoted wife of George J. Rudy, her high school sweetheart, with whom she shared more than 39 years of marriage. They were inseparable and did everything together, even going to the mailbox.
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William R. Rutter, Sr., 90
William R. Rutter, Sr., 90, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Legend of Lancaster.
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S. Gunter Samuelsen
Gunter Samuelsen passed away peacefully April 13, 2021 at Luther Acres in Lititz, PA. He was born October 23, 1933 in Hartford, CT. His parents were the late Andreas and Marie (Stein) Samuelsen, who immigrated to this country from Norway. On August 25, 1962 he married Marlene Wasser Samuelsen, in Fredonia, PA. Their married life was spent on Long Island, NY until moving to Luther Acres 13 years ago.
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Karen D. Scheingraber, 57
Karen D. Scheingraber, 57, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Monday, April 19, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Frank and Arlene (Reitzel) Scheingraber.
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Karen L. Schlemmer, 79
Karen L. Schlemmer, 79, formerly of Summit Hill, passed away at her Manheim Township home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 19, 2021.
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Rev. John D. Schmalhofer, 73
Rev. John D. Schmalhofer, 73, of Chambersburg, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of the late Joseph M. and Mary A. (Baker) Schmalhofer.
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Joan L. Sellers, 80
Joan L. Sellers, 80, of Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (Bowman) Brady.
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Kevin C. Shenk, 36
Kevin C. Shenk, 36, of Lancaster, lost his battle with addiction on April 29, 2021. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Barry C. Shenk and Cathy Glassford. He was the proud father of Carson B. Shenk.
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Blair R. Smiley, 73
Blair “Rick” Smiley, 73, of Leola, passed away on April 15, 2021. Born in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of the late Shirley V. Nash. He was also the loving husband of Carol (Martin) Smiley.
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Kenneth L. Smith, 55
Kenneth L. Smith, 55 of Maytown, PA, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2021. He was the son of Janet (Livelsberger) Rose and partner in life to Sonya Benner for over 16 years.
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Marlene Valerie Smith, 69
Marlene Valerie Smith passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, in Lancaster, PA.
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William A. Spead, 72
William A. “Bill” Spead, 72, of Lititz, PA, formerly of Brentwood, NH, passed into the arms of his eternal Savior Monday May 3, 2021 from the comfort of his home. Born March 1, 1949, in Laconia, NH, Bill was the son of the late Nathaniel J. and Marie A. (LaBranche) Spead. A graduate of Laconia High School class of 1966, Bill went on to attend the University of New Hampshire where he attained a Bachelor’s in History in 1970. Bill married Beth Jones on May 15, 1976 and went on to celebrate 44 years of marriage together.

After college Bill began his career at IRS where he soon transitioned to auditing pension and profit sharing plans. He became a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist and went on to spend more than 20 years writing corporate pension plans for private law firms. He concluded his career working for the NH Retirement System as a Regulatory Compliance Officer.
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Dolores Barto Stehman, 94
Dolores Barto Stehman, 94, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021, with her daughters by her side. She was born in Lancaster to the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Gunzenhauser) Barto. Dolores’s husband, John N. Stehman, died in 2002.
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Quan Tien, 86
Quan Tien, 86, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Lancaster General Hospital on April 14, 2021. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Quan was the son of the late Quang Tien and Lam Hue Thuan, raised by Ha Binh. He was the loving husband of Giai Luu, with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage.
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Henry F. “Buck” Troast, 89
Henry F. “Buck” Troast, 89, of Millersville, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, he was the only child of the late Elizabeth E. Troast. Henry was the beloved husband of the late Carole Joan (Donehoo) Troast, and they were married 47 years at the time of her passing in 2009.
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Floyd B. “Frank” Vane, III, 91
Floyd B. “Frank” Vane III, 91, of Leola, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. He was the husband of the late Sylvia K. (Kohan) Vane, who passed away in 2019. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Floyd D., Jr. and Grace Farley Vane.
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Donald L. Walters, 84
Donald L. Walters, 84, of Willow Valley, passed away on April 26, 2021. Dr. Walters was born in 1937 in Indiana. He received the bachelor’s and master’s degree from Indiana University and the Doctor of Education from the University of Miami, Florida. He joined Temple University in 1966 where he served as a professor of educational administration and held the Charles G. Erny professorship in Education. His service included head of the Department of Educational Administration and president of the Temple University Faculty Senate.
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Caeleb Xavier Wesley, 20
Caeleb Xavier Wesley, 20, of Lebanon, formerly of Denver, PA, died suddenly due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. Born in Salisbury, MD he is the son of Christi (Beats) and Nicholas Gutshall and the late Stacy Dean Wesley.
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Joseph W. York, 69
Joseph W. York, 69, of Lancaster, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
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