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Frederick J. Alsruhe, 86
Frederick J. Alsruhe, 86, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on November 15, 2019, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Fred J. and Sarah G. (Carnaggio) Alsruhe. Fred was the beloved husband of Estelle (Lind) Alsruhe, and they would have celebrated 61 years of marriage this coming December.
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Susanne Jean Books, 72
Susanne Jean Books, 72, of Leola, PA passed away at Hospice and Community Care on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Born in College Point, New York, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. Books and Emma M. (Crane) Adams.
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Vladimir Botsmanov, 75
Vladimir Botsmanov, 75, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Born in Russia, he was the son of Theodore and Margarita Botsmanov. He was married to Olga Merkoulova.
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Jimmie F. Brigandi, 90
Jimmie F. (Merritt) Brigandi, 90, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dothan, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Ida Jean (Howell) and William Merritt.
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David Keith Bush, Sr., 81
David Keith Bush, Sr., 81, of Mountville, PA, passed away on November 15, 2019. Born in Dunmore, PA, he was the son of late Raymond and Margaret (Lewis) Bush.
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Pauline Huber Church, 96
Pauline Huber Church, (Polly), 96, of Willow Street, passed away on December 2, 2019.
Polly had been a resident of Meadow Ridge of the Willow Valley Retirement Communities. She was the wife of the late Thomas W. Church, Jr. who passed away in 2003. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late D. Mark and Pauline Hill Morton Huber.
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Dorn L. Clare, Jr., 65
Dorn L. Clare, Jr., 65, formerly of Lancaster, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at his Bradenton, FL home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Born in Lancaster, Dorn was the son of the late Dorn. L., Sr. and Lenore G. (Davis) Clare.
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Jay E. Consylman, 78
Jay E. Consylman, 78, of East Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna (Bechtold) Consylman. He was the husband of Janet (Houchin) Consylman with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
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Dorothy Ann Dubowchik, 92
Dorothy Ann Dubowchik, 92, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was born in Passaic, NJ, to the late John and Julia (Drochak) Gaydosh. Dorothy’s husband Michael A. Dubowchik died in 2004.
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Dorothy L. Flawd, 86
Dorothy L Flawd (née Boice) 86 passed quietly to the Lord on November 17, 2019. She was born Dorothy Lorraine Boice on April 4, 1933 to the late Martin Boice and Dorothy Elder in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Morris M. “Freddy” Frederick, 83
Morris M. “Freddy” Frederick, 83, of Lititz, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019. Freddy was a life-long resident of Lititz and was the son of the late Earl K. and Olive (Adams) Frederick. He was the loving husband of Lynda J. (Murry) Frederick with whom he celebrated 33 years of marriage.
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Nancy M. Frey, 95
Nancy M. Frey, 95, of St. Anne’s Retirement Community and formerly of Millersville, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was born in Lancaster to the late Harry W. and Nina (Myers) Gregg. Nancy shared 71 years of marriage with her husband Richard J. “Pinky” Frey before his death last January 31st.
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Harold “Nunnie” Gant, 82
Harold “Nunnie” Gant, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George Spicer and Edith (Wise) Gant. Nunnie was the husband of Elizabeth H. (Williams) Gant with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage on October 29, 1967.
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Bernard P. “Bernie” Geib, 82
Bernard P. “Bernie” Geib, 82, formerly of East Petersburg, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Born in Newton Hamilton, PA he was the son of the late Charles and Rose (Gifford) Geib. He was the husband of the late Joyce Geib who passed away in 2015.
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Ann Murray Grube, 50
Ann Murray Grube, 50, of North Aurora, and formerly of Lancaster, PA passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with ALS. She was born May 30, 1969 in Louisville, KY
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Donald K. Gurtizen, 95
Donald K. Gurtizen, 95, of Washington Boro, passed away December 4, 2019, at Brereton Manor, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Holtwood, he was the only child of the late John and Erma (Kreider) Gurtizen. Donald was the beloved husband of Betty Jane (Stenman) Gurtizen, and together they celebrated 71 years of marriage this past June. In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his three children, Greg Gurtizen, Douglas Gurtizen, and Cynthia Gurtizen, all of Millersville.
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Paul L. Haldeman Sr., 71
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Edward C. Harnish, 91
Edward Campbell Harnish, 91, of Mount Joy, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster on April 2, 1928, he was one of 16 children born to the late Earl Ralph Harnish and Lavina Campbell Harnish. Edward was the beloved husband of Paula M. (Robey) Harnish, and they would have celebrated 41 years of marriage in December.
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Matthew A. Harsh, 47
Matthew A. Harsh, 47, of York and formerly of Lancaster, passed away on November 29, 2019.
He was the son of Dolora E. Baumler Harsh of Lancaster and the late Clyde H. Harsh.

Matt was employed as a project manager for Diversified Maintenance in Maryland for the past 3 months. He had previously worked for over 10 years for Varsity Facility Services in Maryland.
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Donald M. Heagy, 85
Donald M. “Don” Heagy, 85, of Lancaster, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Penryn, he was the son of the late Allen B. and Nora A. (Minnich) Heagy and the beloved husband of Sara A. “Sally” (Forney) Heagy.
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Mary E. Herr, 101
Mary E. Herr, 101, formerly of Paradise, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services, Lancaster. She was born in Strasburg to the late Arthur W. and Mable R. (Welk) Harsh. Mary was married to Samuel Harlan Herr for 57 years when he died in 1996.
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Arlene H. Hess, 95
Arlene H. Metzler Hess of Lititz, PA, passed away peacefully December 7, 2019, at Landis Homes, aged 95, ending a rich, fulfilling life. An energetic, creative woman with a strong, abiding faith, Arlene was a lover of life, people, nature, family, farming, and music, playing the piano and marimba.
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Herbert N. Hibbard, Jr., 89
Herbert N. Hibbard, Jr., 89, of Millersville, passed away unexpectedly at Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Born in Nanty Glo, PA, he was the son of the late Herbert N. Hibbard, Sr. and Grace Hibbard. Herbert was the beloved husband of Naomi T. (Nevarre) Hibbard, and they celebrated 64 years of marriage this past June.
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William Hardin Horne, 89
William Hardin Horne, 89, of Willow Street, Pennsylvania, formerly of Port Washington New York, passed away on November 22, 2019. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Berry and Lila May Horne, Bill grew up in Garden City, NY. He graduated Colgate University and attended Harvard Business School. A commercial banking officer on Long Island for 18 years he later opened a commercial real estate business.
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Orn Inthiphan, 72
Orn Inthiphan, 72, of Lancaster passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Laos, she was the loving wife of Phone Inthiphan for over 50 years.
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William C. Irvine, 95
William C. Irvine, 95, of Luther Acres, Lititz, formerly of Ephrata and Lancaster passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Wood) Irvine.

Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara (Beidler) Grater, of Lititz. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Irvine.
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Jane Marie Nash Ix, 86
Jane Nash Ix, 86, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, died peacefully Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born May 3, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. Nash and Sarah Breen Nash.
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Dianne Jarreau, 84
Dianne Jarreau, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Lancashire Hall Nursing Home, Lititz, PA, at the age of 84. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she was a daughter of the late James Ellis and Maurine Ann (Dupont) Morgan.
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Jean Melec Juin, 31
Jean Melec Juin, 31, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. Born in Haiti, he was the son of Suse (Corriolant) and Dieumeme Juin.
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Bennett Edward Kauffman, 18
Bennett Kauffman, 18, of Pequea, PA, died on November 13, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident occurring on October 13. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Keith and Debra (Hershey) Kauffman.
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Charles E. Kelley, 92
Charles E. Kelley, 92, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away on November 19, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Violet (Emery) Klingler.
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Audrey Fern Lentz, 82
Audrey Fern (Gonsalves) Lentz, 82, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born in Maui, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late Lucy (Pang) and Anthony Gonsalves.
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Bernard E. Litten, 93
Bernie was born to Albert and Hanna Litten in the early morning of June 4, 1926. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Irving and his sister, Deena. Bernie was raised in South Philadelphia with a brief period when the family lived in West Philadelphia.
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Martha H. Little, 77
Martha H. Little, 77, of Quarryville, PA passed away on December 4, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care – Mount Joy.
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Veronica M. Lucks, 95
Veronica M. Lucks, 95, of Lancaster, went Home to the Lord on November 21, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis J Bowman and Emma Millard Bowman. Veronica was happily married to Joseph Lucks Jr. for 56 years until his passing in 2006.
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Billy Joe McCracken, 80
Billy Joe McCracken, 80, of Leola, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, November 25, 2019. Born in Bristol, TN, he was the son of the late Robert Lee and Martha (Tucker) McCracken, and the late Charlie and Ethel Johnson who were his foster parents. Billy Joe was the beloved husband of Myrtle R. (Rush) McCracken.
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William Gregory “Greg” Melrath, 53
William Gregory “Greg” Melrath, 53, of Quarryville, passed away on November 30, 2019. Born in Bryn Mawr, the son of Ted and Judy (Hodges) Melrath and the husband of Julie Anne (Cuff) Melrath.
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Rhoda B. Metzler, 103
Rhoda B. Metzler, 103, formerly of Randolph and Dennis Port, MA and Englewood, FL, passed away at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA on Friday, November 22, 2019. She was born in Salisbury Township, PA, to the late Clayton and Ella (Buckwalter) Hershey. Rhoda shared 66 years of marriage with her husband A. Raymond Metzler before his death in 2002.
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Stamatia Monahas, 87
Stamatia Monahas, 87, of Lancaster passed away on November 27, 2019 at LGH. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late, John and Helen Monahas. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Albert Royal.
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Doris “Bunny” Yvonne Moore, 91
Doris “Bunny” Yvonne Moore, 91, of Denver, PA, passed away on November 27, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Paradise, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Grace Senger. Doris was the loving wife of the late Samuel G. Moore.
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Irwin D. Moss, 87
Irwin D. Moss, 87, of Boca Raton, FL and formerly of Lancaster, passed peacefully at his residence on Sunday, December 1, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Iris Moss, who passed away in 2016 after sharing 57 cherished years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of the late Morris and Esther Moss.
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David R. Mowrer, 62
David R. Mowrer, 62, of Elizabethtown, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was the husband of Kathleen F. Brady Mowrer, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage this past October 26th. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Betty Jane Hart Mowrer.
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David W. Ober, III, 74
David W. Ober, III, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 13th at Hospice of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania. He was the loving husband of Madge (Peggy) Ober for 47 years.
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George A. Ominski, 81
George A. Ominski, 81 years old, went to be with the Lord Jesus on December 5, 2019. He was born in West Philadelphia to John Ominski and Catherine Messick Ominski.
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Dimitrios G. Papadopoulos, 60
Dimitrios G. Papadopoulos, 60, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital, Saturday, November 30, 2019, following a lengthy illness. Born in Pokista, Greece,
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Kenneth J. Pauls, 70
Kenneth J. Pauls, 70 of Marietta, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2019. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late John and Pauline (Zecher) Pauls.
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Frank J. Pozda, 90
Frank J. Pozda, 90, of Lancaster, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away at Brethren Village Retirement Community on Sunday, December 8, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre to the late John and Ann (Hudzik) Pozda. Frank was preceded in death by his wife Florence M. (Szykman) Pozda in 2004.
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Rosemarie J. “Ro” Rog, 77
Rosemarie J. “Ro” Rog, 77, of Manheim Twp., passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Born in Passaic, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Casimir and Marie (Betsy) Jasonek. Rosemarie was the best friend, beloved wife and life partner of Frederick F. Rog, and they recently celebrated 54 years of marriage.
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Betty J. Roschel, 86
Betty J. Roschel, 86, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Harry K. and Ada Yake Gebhard. She was the wife of the late Harold P. Roschel who passed away in 2005.
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Dennis Sapp
Dennis Sapp, my friend, the one who shared my life, love, dreams, and so much more, joined loved ones in the peace, mercy, and rest of the Lord on Sunday November 17, 2019. Born and raised in Whitesville, KY, he was one of twelve born to the late V.T. and Mary S. (Hardesty).
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Joan B. Schierl, 87
Joan B. Schierl, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away at her Lititz home on Friday, December 6, 2019, two days shy of her 88th birthday. She was born in Wilmington to the late Henry G. and Shirley (Wahl) Steinke. Joan celebrated 62 years of marriage with her husband Alfred M. Schierl on September 27th.
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Carl J. Schweiger, 86
Carl J. Schweiger, 86, passed away on December 1st surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lancaster, PA to the late Carl and Mary (Ganse) Schweiger on July 28, 1933.
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Ann H. Shaeffer, 83
Ann H. (Mentzer) Shaeffer, 83, of Lancaster passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife to the late James G. Shaeffer to whom she was married June 29, 1963.
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Stephen E. Smoker, 68
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Stephen Eugene Smoker, loving husband and father, of Paradise, PA, passed away, after a brief battle with cancer, at the age of 68. He died at home, surrounded by his family. Stephen was born on June 17, 1951, on the family farm in Morgantown, PA, to Melvin Zook Smoker and Sadie (Stoltzfus) Smoker. He graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1969 and completed a year at Lincoln University, Oxford, PA. He was married to Sheryl Darlene (Weaver) Smoker on February 12, 1972. They were married for 47 years.
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Lewis Stauffer, 65
Lewis Stauffer, 65, of Columbia, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on December 2, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Lewis and Josephine (Carisio) Stauffer and the loving husband of Gail (Frey) Stauffer.
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Ilah Lou C. “Scottie” Stewart, 84
Ilah Lou C. Stewart, known to friends and family as “Scottie”, 84, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Maple Farms in Akron surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Louisville, KY, she was the only child of the late Louis C. and Olyve E. (Rudolph) Hagan. Ilah was the beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Stewart, Sr., and they shared 42 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1997.
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Joan “Joanne” L. Stoltzfus, 84
Joan “Joanne” L. Stoltzfus, 84, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (McCreary) Kofroth.
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Jonathan W. Thorn, 32
Jonathan W. Thorn, 32, of Napa Valley, CA and Lancaster, PA, died in an early-morning collision on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Napa County. He was killed by a driver who crossed over the double yellow line and struck Jonathan’s car head on. Both drivers were killed in the crash. Jonathan was born in Lancaster, PA and was the son of John Templeton and Amy Louise (Zacharias) Thorn.
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Robert B. Townsend, 78
Robert B. Townsend, 78, died on November 16, 2019 at home after a long illness. Robert was a 1960 graduate of Scott Senior High School and worked in the printing industry for the majority of his life. He loved his family, golfing, trout fishing and was a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan.
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Gregory Alexander Valentine, 31
Alex Valentine, 31, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He will be dearly missed by his family and the many friends he had made throughout his life. He was born in Lancaster and is survived by his parents Gregory Lee Valentine (Kathy Kirchgessner) and Jennifer Lynn Herr (David Liebert).
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Arie Van’t Zelfden, 76
Arie Van’t Zelfden, 76, of Lititz passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family under the tender care of the Mennonite Home. Born in Heerjansdam, Holland he was the son of the late Arie and Adriaantje (Van Der Staaij) Van’t Zelfden. He was the husband of Sandra (Newkirk) Van’t Zelfden with whom he shared over 52 wonderful years of marriage.
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F. Marilyn (Forney) Wagner, 86
F. Marilyn (Forney) Wagner, 86, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Petersburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Mary (Hershey) and Paul Forney.
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Judith Ann Wagner, 79
Judith Ann Wagner, 79, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz Hospital. Born in Mount Joy, Judith was the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy Ann (Boise) Frey. She was the loving and faithful wife of Larry E. Wagner, with whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage.
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Linda Gene Waltman, 69
Linda Gene Waltman, passed away peacefully November 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by her loving partner Rodney K. Crawford of 26 years and sons Dana (Casey D.) and Brice (Casey M.). She is also survived by her twin sister Diane D. and husband Jerry K. Eidemiller of East Petersburg, PA.
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Barbara F. West, 87
Barbara F. West, 87, entered into heaven on November 25, 2019 at the Mennonite Home Communities in Lancaster. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Ruth and Norman H. Fisler.
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Ruth May Wolf, 99
Ruth May Wolf, 99, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at UPMC in Lititz. Born July 12, 1920, in Columbia, PA she was the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie (Brown) Smith. She was the wife of the late James W. Wolf who passed away in 2009.
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Jean Ann Wood, 83
Jean Ann Wood, 83, passed from the loving arms of her family to the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, November 22, 2019. Jean was born in 1936 to Walter and Sophie Murasky in Dickson City, PA. She was the second oldest of a family of four (Sonia, Patty, Nita and Walter Jr.). After the death of her coal-miner father when she was 16, the family moved to Connecticut where Jean attended Stratford High School. Her mother ultimately remarried to a wonderful step-father, Joseph Piczko. After high school, Jean went to Bridgeport School of Nursing where she earned her Registered Nurse license and joined the US Navy Nursing Corps. Commissioned an Ensign, Jean was assigned to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Here, she met her future husband Ernest M. Wood, a young, dashing naval doctor from North East, MD. Married in 1963, Jean & Ernie had three children, David, Andrew, and Jon and the family moved where the Navy sent them: Portsmouth, San Diego, Cherry Point, and Oakland.
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Grace H. Zook, 99
Grace H. (Keller) Zook, 99 of Lititz, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lexington, Pa. She was the loving wife of the late M.K. (Johnny) Zook.
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