Obituaries

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Marian E. “Charlie” Adair, 73
Marian E. “Charlie” Adair, 73, of Manheim, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Manheim, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mahlon and Mary (Haldeman) Adair.
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Mary Ann Balmer, 74
Mary Ann Balmer, 74, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Bruce K. Balmer, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage this past November 30th. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Jack A. and Mary Jane Shaub Beazley.
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John Baptiste Benneian, 90
John Baptiste Benneian, 90, of Lancaster, PA died April 24, 2017.
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Nancy Berg
Nancy Berg passed away peacefully at her home in Millersville on Tuesday evening, April 18th, 2017, after a life well and fully lived. Mrs. Berg, originally from Wilkes-Barre, relocated to Lancaster County on her retirement to be near family.
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Heriberto “Eddie” Bermudez, 80
Heriberto “Eddie” Bermudez, 80, of Lancaster passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at LGH. Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico he was the son of the late Jose Bermudez and the late Santa Pagan.
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Marco T. Bonfitto, 93
Marco T. Bonfitto, 93, formerly of Oakhurst, NJ, passed away April 2, 2017 at his home in Lancaster, PA. Born in Chester, PA, to Ciro and Palmerinda Bonfitto, Marco was one of three sons who served in the armed forces during World War II.
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Roberta M. Bouder, 91
Roberta M. Bouder, 91, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Magdalene E. (Pfeifer) Cunningham. She was the loving wife of the late Edward Bouder Jr., who passed away August 24, 2011. They were married April 18, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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Lois K. Breitegan, 89
Lois K. Breitegan, 89, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, PA. she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude (Hough) Kienzy. Lois was the loving wife to the late James V. Breitegan who passed away in 2016.
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Henry V. Bronczyk, 79
Henry V. Bronczyk, 79, of Lititz, PA, passed away on April 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He had lived many years with the effects from a stroke, which contributed to his death. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Henry A. Bronczyk and Gertrude (Raczykowska) Bronczyk. Henry was the loving husband of 55 years to Marcia A. (Koczur) Bronczyk.
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Michael Lawrence Brown, 69
Michael Lawrence Brown, age 69, of Lancaster (PA) , and formerly of the Bronx, NY, peacefully passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 in his residence. Born in the Bronx, NY, he was the husband of Theresa (Adams) Brown of Lancaster (formerly of the Bronx), and the son of the late Bene and Louise (Snead) Brown.
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Alice Ruby Work Brubaker, 94
Alice Ruby Work Brubaker, 94, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Calvary Fellowship Homes, Lancaster. Born on December 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Heiney) Creamer Good.
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Jeannette S. Burger, 96
Jeannette S. Burger, 96, of Lancaster passed peacefully on Saturday, April 15th at Moravian Manor in Lititz, PA.Born in Lancaster and reared on Cabbage Hill she was the daughter of the late Edwin C. Schulz and Josephine R. (Schmitt) Schulz. Jeannette was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Clement A. Burger, Sr. who passed away on June 24, 1992.
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James Louis Caldwell, 78
Retired USAF MSgt James Louis Caldwell, 78, of Lancaster passed away after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Bernadette “Bonnie” (Friel) Caldwell to whom he was married for 34 years.
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Kenneth A. Cooper, 82
Kenneth A. Cooper, 83, died peacefully in his sleep on December 31, 2016, at Elderwood Senior Living, Lancaster. Born on August 19,1934, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Nancy (Stewart) Cooper.
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Gerard J. “Jerry” DeSapio, 63
Gerard J. “Jerry” DeSapio, 63, of Lancaster passed away April 12, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Linda (DeBlasio) DeSapio to whom he was married for 24 years.
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Nancy L. Ditzler, 78
Nancy L. Ditzler, 78, of Akron, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ray E. Ditzler, who passed away in 1998. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late A. Martin and Emma M. Grube Eshleman.
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James F. Donaldson, Jr., 63
James F. Donaldson, Jr., 63, of Lancaster, died at home on April 18, 2017. Born in Lancaster, Jim was preceded in death by his parents James and Dorothy (Klemer) Donaldson.
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Clifford T. Doorley, Jr., 67
Clifford T. Doorley, Jr., 67, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on April 19, 2017 at Reading Hospital. Born in Tarrytown, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford T. Doorley, Sr. and Anne M. (Martone) Doorley. Clifford was a husband of 43 years to wife (Gail M. Connolley).
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Patricia A. “Patsy” Douts, 85
Patricia A. “Patsy” (Resh) Douts, 85, of Glenmoore, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli. Born in Lancaster, she was the wife of William C. “Bill” Douts of Glenmoore, and the daughter of the late Eugene F. and Elizabeth M. (Baker) Resh.
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Janice E. Enochs, 83
Janice E. Enochs, 83, of Lititz, PA formerly of Colorado Springs, CO passed away April 10, 2017 in her residence. She was the wife of Leroy R. Enochs to whom she was married for 60 years.
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Jill Renee’ Essick, 59
Jill Renee’ (Keath) Essick, 59, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Manor Care, Lancaster. She was the wife of Mitchell R. Essick of Ephrata, and the daughter of Jessie (Kemper) Keath of Ohio, and the late John Keath.
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Harold Evans, 96
Harold Evans, 96, of Lititz, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of the late Betty A. (Dussinger) Evans, who died March 30, 2015. He was the son of the late Albert and Ellen (McNally) Evans.
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Robert J. Farley, 66
Robert J. Farley, 66, of Lititz, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Klase) Farley, with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John J. and Ruth Steckroth Farley.
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Herbert D. Frey, Jr., 91
Herbert D. Frey, Jr., 91, passed away surrounded by his loving family in his Manheim Twp. home on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born in Lancaster to the late Herbert D. Frey Sr. and Luella K. (Adams). This August, Herb and his wife Shirley would have celebrated 49 years of marriage.
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Douglas Baxter Fulton, 32
Douglas Baxter Fulton, 32, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Manheim Township, died unexpectedly, on April 19, 2017 in Fort Myers, FL. of natural causes. He was born August 16, 1984 in Lancaster, PA, to Charles E. Fulton Jr. and Elaine M. (Reidenbach) Fulton.
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Regina “Jean” K. Garreth, 92
Regina “Jean” K. Garreth, 92, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on April 5, 2017 at Ephrata Manor. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Philip & Ruth (Kerchkoff) Kirchner. Jean was married on June 1, 1946 to her late husband, Ross W. Garreth.
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Audrey Giering, 83
Audrey (Hollingsworth) Giering, 83, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen (Hill) Hollingsworth. She was the loving wife of the late Gary J. Giering who died in 2009.
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Albert Greener, Jr., 88
Albert Greener, Jr. “Poppy,” 88, wore out on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at LGH. He was the husband to the late Betty Greener who passed away in 2008. Al was the son of the late Albert Greener, Sr. and Beatrice (Lipus) Greener.
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Dorothy E. Hagelgans, 98
Dorothy E. Hagelgans, 98, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy. She was the wife of the late Harold H. Hagelgans who passed away in 1981.
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Kimberly E. Haverstick, 57
Kimberly E. Haverstick, age 57, passed into the arms of Jesus at home on Monday, April 24, 2017 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer. Kimberly was the wife of John R. Haverstick and together they celebrated 30 years of marriage on August 21, 2016. She was born in Lancaster on March 27, 1960, and was a daughter of the late Raymond W. & Helen E. (Howery) McNeil.
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Dorothy I. Helwig, 84
Dorothy I. Helwig, 84, of Lititz, PA passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at home. She was the wife of Harold K. Helwig to whom she was married for 63 years. Born in Franklin, PA she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Orpha (Wigton) Ifft.
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Donald G. Horst, 68
Donald (Don) G. Horst, 68, of Mountville, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George & Helen (Weaver) Horst. Donald was a devoted husband to Susan (Burns) Horst for almost 50 years and loving father to daughter Anne Horst.
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Kenneth P. Howard, 89
Kenneth (Ken) Howard, 89, died peacefully at home, April 22, 2017, in Lancaster, PA. He is survived by his loving wife and partner of 62 years, Florine, four devoted children (Barbara, Kathy, Susan and Ken) and three grandchildren (Madison, Bridget and Spencer). Ken is predeceased by his daughter Judy and grandson Travis.
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Kenneth A. Jones, 72
Kenneth A. Jones, 72, of New Providence went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care. Born in East Drumore, he was the son of the late Lillard A. and Essie F. (Howell) Jones.
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Jerome “Jerry” A. Kiralfy, Jr.
Jerome “Jerry” A. Kiralfy, Jr. of Manheim went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh in 1924, he was the son of the late Jerome A. and Nettie (Gilbert) Kiralfy. He enjoyed a full life.
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Robert A. “Rob” Kline, Jr.
Robert A. Kline, Jr., 62, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert and Ruth (Neild) Kline, Sr. Rob is survived by his son, Michael J. Kline; sister, Rebecca A. Zercher, wife of Kenneth; and brother, Eric R. Kline. In addition, he is survived by many extended family and friends, and his very special red tabby cat, Boo-Boo.
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Patrick E. Klugh, 67
Patrick E. Klugh, 67, of Lancaster, passed away in Lancaster on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
He was the husband of Patsy Ann (Snavely) Klugh with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Butler, PA, he was the son of the late Herman E. and Jean L. (Collins) Klugh.
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Lorraine Eleanor Koskela, 92
Lorraine E. Koskela, 92, of Lancaster went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017, at Calvary Fellowship Homes, Lancaster. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Irene (Schmitt) Taylor. She was married to Harold J. Koskela for 58 years until his passing in 2012.
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Donald R. Lenton, 87
Donald R. Lenton, 87, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Maple Farm Nursing Center, following a brief illness. Don was born in Philadelphia, to the late Charles T. and Frances (Burger) Lenton, Sr. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Leseberg) Lenton.
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Ruth E. McCoy, 87
Ruth E. McCoy, 87, of Manheim, formerly of Lancaster died April 20, 2017.
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Richard E. Moyer, Jr., 56
Richard E. Moyer, Jr., 56, of Denver, PA, died April 1, 2017.
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Kirk Patrick Neville
Kirk Patrick Neville of York, PA passed away suddenly and unexpectedly March 31, 2017 at 53 years of age. He is preceded in death by father Frances " Frank" Neville and is the youngest son to Patricia Garvey Neville of Finksburg, MD.
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Linda L. Patounas, 76
Linda L. Patounas, 76, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on April 15, 2017. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Albert Michael and Isabelle Finney. Linda was the loving wife to the late James Patounas.
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Robert G. “Bob” Pry, 91
Robert G. “Bob” Pry, 91, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.
Born in Mifflin, PA, he was the husband of Donna (Crownover) Pry of Lancaster, and the son of the late Richard E. and Margaretta (Dumm) Pry.
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Ira David Rappaport, 68
Dr. Ira David Rappaport died peacefully at his home in Lancaster, PA on April 10, 2017 at the age of 68.
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Miriam Macdonald Reid, 81
Miriam Macdonald Reid, of Lancaster, died Friday, precisely as she had hoped- without pain, on a day of deep spiritual significance, holding her mother’s rosary beads, surrounded by her three daughters and the grandchildren she adored. She was 81.
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Donald E. Rettew, 59
Donald “Don” or “Donny” Rettew, 59, passed away suddenly on April 2, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Hospital.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Robert and Lois Rettew, Spring City, Pennsylvania and is also survived by his life partner, Patricia A. Shelly of Lititz.
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Gladys Mae (Beard) Royer, 86
Gladys Mae (Beard) Royer, 86, of Lititz, passed away, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Gardens of Lititz. Born in Rothsville in 1930, Gladys was the daughter of the late Paul Z. and Mabel (Zimmerman) Beard, Sr. She was the wife of the late Edwin L. Royer.
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Carol C. Schwartz, 77
Carol C. Schwartz, 77, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Charlotte Grace (Hollenbach) Schwartz
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Ruth H. Sherrard, 93
Ruth Hemperly Sherrard, 93, passed away on April 9, 2017, at Moravian Manor Retirement Community in Lititz, PA. She was born December 27, 1923, in Lancaster, eldest of six children of William Roosevelt Hemperly and Fanny Wiker Hemperly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Robert Singleton Sherrard, on March 20, 2014.
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Eugene R. “Gene” Singleton, 79
Eugene R. “Gene” Singleton, 79, of New Providence, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehab Center. Born in Lancaster, Gene was the son of the late Howard W. and Violet (Greenawalt) Singleton. He was the longtime companion of Marian E. Behney, for over 40 years.
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Geraldine Catherine Smith, 97
Geraldine Catherine Smith, 97, of Lancaster passed away, Tuesday April 4, 2017. Born in Columbia, PA she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Hannah (Killian) Young. She was married to the late Charles J. Smith for 75 years.
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Neal E. Steffy, 65
Neal E. Steffy, 65, of Manheim, went home to be with his Savior, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, after a long, courageous battle against cancer. Born in Hopeland, Neal was the son of the late Edwin F. and June E. (Yeager) Steffy. He was the loving husband of Betsy (Mellors) Steffy, with whom he celebrated over 38 years of marriage.
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Helene E. Stiller, 90
Helene E. Stiller, 90, of Kendal-Crosslands Communities, Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Born on April 8, 1927 in Budelsdorf, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Paul F. Lach and Herta E. (Meyer) Lach. She moved to the United States in 1963 and was the loving wife to the late Rudi W. Stiller who passed away in 2005. Helene was a member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Unionville, PA.
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Mark Allen Strawser, 49
Mark Allen Strawser, 49, of Lancaster Pennsylvania, died in a motorcycle accident on April 5, 2017, in Liverpool, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his fiancé, best friend, and riding partner, Valerie, and her two sons, Eric and Noah, whom he treated as his own from day one.
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Kan Sum, 82
Kan Sum, 82, formerly of Cambodia and Philadelphia, died at her Manheim Twp. home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She was born in Preyveng Cambodia, daughter of the late Thlang Sum and Chuon Koy. She was the wife of the late Roeun By.
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Robert J. Swift, 66
Robert J. Swift, 66, of Ephrata and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away at Hershey Medical Center on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was born in Philadelphia to the late George E., Jr. and Dorothy (Myers) Swift. Bob and his wife Carolyn (McNulty) Swift celebrated 43 years of marriage last June 3rd.
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Ryan C. Thompson, 35
Ryan C. Thompson, 35, of Lititz, passed away at Chambersburg Hospital following a traffic accident on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born in Lancaster to Rick and Laurie (Cassady) Thompson on April 24, 1981.
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Suzanne L. Tunis
Suzanne L. Tunis, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at her residence. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Greider. Suzanne was the loving wife of Frank L. Tunis.
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Anna R. Valori, 93
Anna R. Valori, 93, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, April 06, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Sophia (Gergus) Kapish. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Valori who passed away in 1984.
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Wilhelmina “Willy” M. van Hekken, 92
Wilhelmina “Willy” Margaretha van Hekken, 92, of Lancaster, Pa. died April 6, 2017. Willy, the loving wife of the late Frans van Hekken, passed away peacefully at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Lancaster, PA
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Joseph Vernalli, 72
Joseph Vernalli, 72, of Lancaster, PA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Joanne (Good) Vernalli to whom he was married for 14 years.
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Serafin Thomas Vieira, 84
Serafin Thomas Vieira, 84 of Lititz, PA passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community. Born on April 29, 1932 in Mineola, NY, he was the son of the late Domingas and Henrietta ( Kenski) Vieira. He was the husband of Madeline Helen (O'Brien) Vieira, of Keystone Villa, for 59 years.
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Wallace T. Vlassis, 92
Wallace T. Vlassis, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Brethren Village, where he had been a resident for four years. Born in Lancaster, Wally was the son of the late Theodore and Susanna (Makrides) Vlassis. He was the loving husband of Florence (Mavrides) Vlassis, who passed away on April 24, 2013.
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Anna Marie Weems, 92
Anna Marie Weems (nee Weiss) was born in Enhaut, PA. on July 5th 1924, The 3rd child of Frank and Barbara Weiss (Nee Schmidt) is where it all started for mom.
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Nancy Wells, 63
Nancy Wells, 63, of Hummelstown, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at home where she resided with her daughter Annissa R. Lingle, son-in-law Sean, and her pit bull, Budha.
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Anna A. Welsh, 87
Anna A. Welsh, 87, of Lancaster, passed away Monday April 10, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care. She was born in Columbia to the late George and Pauline (Abel) Grab, graduated from St. Joseph Academy and was the wife of the late James R. Welsh for 32 years.
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Thomas J. Wilson, 94
Thomas J. Wilson, 94, of Millersville, PA, died April 12, 2017.
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Theresa M. Witkowski, 87
Theresa M. Witkowski, 87, of Lancaster, went home to The Lord on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Shenandoah, PA, Theresa was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Snarski) Namiotka.
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