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Betty E. Alleman, 88
Betty Evelyn Alleman, 88, died on July 3, 2017, at her home in Holtwood. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Blanche M. (Miller) Gertler. Betty was the wife of the late Abram Alleman, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage at the time of his passing in November 2002.
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Victoriana Alvardo-Merced, 83
Victoriana Alvardo-Merced, 83, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Lancashire Hall. She was born in Puerto Rico, to the late Serafin DelValle and Maria Merced.
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Peggy (Margaret Waller) Anderson, 71
Peggy (Margaret Waller) Anderson, 71, of Mount Joy, passed away June 25, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family. Peggy fought a brave and courageous battle with breast cancer for over two years. Born in Lancaster, Peggy was the daughter of the late William and Pauline (Keyes) Waller. She was the loving wife of David E Anderson.
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Charles E. “Chuck” Arnold, 93
Charles E. “Chuck” Arnold, 93, of Lancaster, PA passed away June 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at The Glen, Lancaster, PA. Chuck was the loving husband of Charlotte (Sanders) Arnold for 72 years.
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Robert James Bell, Jr., 68
Robert James Bell, Jr., 68, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Elizabethtown Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Born in Lancaster, Bob was the son of the late Robert J. and Betty Jane (Blantz) Bell, Sr. He was the loving husband of Lori Ann (Huyett) Bell.
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George E. Bergey, 77
George E. Bergey, 77, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Mennonite Home from small cell lung cancer.
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Dorothy Biesecker, 99
Dorothy Biesecker, 99, of Conestoga, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Jerry R. Biesecker, who passed away in 1976. Born in Galveston, TX, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Hazel C. Foley Harris.
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Leon L. Binder, Sr., 63
Leon Binder, Sr. 63, Leola, died July 1, 2017. Born April 1, 1954 in the Welsh Mountains of Lancaster County, he was the son of the late William Myers and Priscilla Binder.
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Frances V. Brubaker, 99
Frances V. Brubaker, 99, of Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz, passed away peacefully and went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 16th, 2017. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late J. Ross and Elizabeth (Martin) Goldfus.
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Lucille G. Buckwalter, 86
Lucille G. Buckwalter, 86, of Moravian Manor, Lititz, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late J. Homer & Lizzie (Weist) Graybill. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Buckwalter, in 2008 after 54 years of marriage.
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Jacqueline M. Bunteman, 87
Jacqueline M. Bunteman, 87, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at her residence.
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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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Thomas J. Cox, Jr., 60
Thomas J. Cox, Jr., 60, of Monroeton, Bradford County, PA and formerly of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 30, 2017 after being involved in a head-on collision.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Rita Farr Cox of Lititz, and the late Thomas J. Cox, Sr.
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William C. “Bill” Cunningham, 69
William C. Cunningham, 69, of Lancaster, died Thursday, June 22 from pancreatic cancer at the Lebanon VA Hospital.
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Robert Eby, 86
Robert Eby, 86, of Willow Street, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at The Arbor View at Willow Valley. Born in Salisbury Twp., PA he was the son of the late Chester and Gladys (Yelk) Eby. He was the loving husband of Betty Jane (Herman) Eby with whom he shared over 67 years of marriage.
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Aaron Esh, 84
Aaron Esh, of Calvary Homes, Lancaster (formerly of Gordonville) passed away on July 2, 2017 at the age of 84. Born in 1932, he was the son of Jonathan Fisher Esh and Salomie Smoker Esh. Aaron is survived by his wife, Gladys Swinehart Esh to whom he was married for 61 years.
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Thelma Eshleman, 93
Thelma Eshleman, 93, of West Lampeter Twp. and formerly of East Lampeter Twp., went home to be with Jesus, who she came to know when she was a young girl, on July 12, 2017. Born in Pequea Twp. to the late Roy S. and Virgie Goss Bechtold. Her husband Richard B. Eshleman died October 28, 2014 after 65 years of marriage.
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Mary C. “Missy” Fitz, 56
Mary C. Fitz, 56, of Lititz, died Monday, June 26 at home after a two-year battle with tongue cancer. Missy was the daughter of the late Peter V. Carr and Rosemary Keogh Carr, and wife of 33 years to Robert E. Fitz, Jr.
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Erick Zahail Flete
Baby Erick Zahail Flete, little angel, passed away on July 11, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Fernando Flete & Genecis Vasquez.
El pequeño angel Erick Zahail Flete partió al cielo el 12 de Julio del 2017. Nacido en Lancaster, fue el hijo de Fernando Flete y Genecis Vasquez.
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Gwen A. Foltz, 64
Gwen A. Foltz (Shoemaker), 64, of Reinholds, PA passed away on the evening of Monday, July 10, 2017. She was born in Bulter, PA to the late John W. & Shirley Shoemaker and over the years resided in both Berks and Lancaster County.
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Helen Anna Pataki Hahn, 95
Helen Anna Pataki Hahn, died on July 9, 2017 at the home of her daughter and son-in law in Ellicott City, Maryland. She was 95 years old.
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Roy D. Herr, 83
Roy D. Herr, 83, of Landis Homes passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Providence Township, PA he was the son of the late Ira C. and Emma Reinhart (Hess) Herr. He was the loving husband of Betty Jane (Shenk) with whom he shared over 60 years of marriage.
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Arthur S. Johnson, Jr., 86
Arthur S. Johnson, Jr., 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Hospice and Community Care. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Tweed) Johnson to whom he would have been married to for 61 years on June 30th. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Arthur S. Johnson, Sr. and Veronica (Harty) Johnson.
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Edward S. Kowalski, Sr., 67
Edward S. Kowalski, Sr., 67, died at his Manor TWP home on Wednesday, June 21 2017. He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Irene (McDonald) Kowalski and George C. Heiserman. Ed and his wife, Marie (Miller) Kowalski, celebrated 48 years of marriage last February 25th.
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Muoi La, 77
Muoi La, 77, of Lancaster passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Saigon, Vietnam she was the daughter of the late Thanh Tran and Dai La.
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Willard “Bill” E. Landis, 88
Willard “Bill” E. Landis of Lancaster, passed away Friday, June 30; he was 88 years old. Bill was a salesman for Moore Business Forms for 38 years before retiring at the end of 1990, and belonged to the Church of the Apostles, United Church of Christ.
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Vicki L. LaPeruta, 54
Vicki L. LaPeruta, 54, passed away at her Lititz, PA home on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She and her husband, Richard LaPeruta, Jr., celebrated 30 years of marriage last August 16th. Vicki was born in San Francisco to Ada Jeune and the late Richard Sloan.
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Laura Willet (Murray) Lisby, 64
Laura W. Lisby, 64, of Lancaster, went home to be with her Lord on June 23, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert W. and Lucille W. (Nixon) Murray.
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Marie C. Messimer
Marie C. Messimer passed away on July 7, 2017. Born in Clifton Springs, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Mary E. (Acomb) Cushing. She was the loving wife of the late Chandler “Chan” Messimer.
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Arlan L. Miller, 84
Arlan L. Miller passed away peacefully on July 3, 2017 at his home in Landisville, PA.
Born in Hamburg, PA on Feburary 26, 1933. Arlan was the son of the late Lester and Emma Berger Miller. For 27 years, he was the husband of Sandra Miller of Landisville.
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Gloria Faye Neidlinger, 86
Gloria Faye Neidlinger, age 86, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at The Heart of Lancaster. Gloria was born in Pine Grove, PA on February 19, 1931 to the late Paul E. and Florence (Miller) Neidlinger. She most recently resided at Brethren Village in Lancaster.
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Mary Kathryn Noll, 94
Mary Kathryn Noll, 94, formerly of Lititz, passed away on July 1st, 2017 at York House in Marion, IN. She was born on June 27th, 1923 in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Paul and Katie Garman Noll.
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Roderick J. O’Day, 86
After a full life, Roderick (Rod) O’Day, 86, was granted eternal rest on June 30, 2017 at Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. Born March 23, 1931 in Lancaster, Rod was the son of the late John and Reba O’Day. He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1949, where he was a standout athlete on the football and track and field teams. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, where he met and married Rosa. They were married for 61 years at the time of her death in October of 2015.
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Marian A. Otthofer, 85
Marian A. Otthofer passed away on July 14, 2017 at 5:22PM at Lancaster General Hospital. Her life of 85 years was filled with love and affection for and from her husband and best friend, Herbert C. Otthofer for 59 years. Herbert preceded her in death on December 3rd, 2010.
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Ronald “Ron” S. Pennypacker, 78
Ronald “Ron” S. Pennypacker, 78, of East Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was the loving husband to Gloria Jean (Kauffman) Pennypacker for over 60 years.
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Dominic F. Randisi
Dominic F. Randisi, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on July 13, 2017 at his home. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
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Robert E. Resch Sr., 66
Robert E. Resch Sr., 66, of Lancaster PA, entered into rest peacefully at home in the loving care of his wife and son, on Thursday July 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lancaster, he was the husband of Cynthia E. Resch with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Bob was the son of Harry P. Resch and Faye V. Myers Shuman.
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Irma I. Retamar, 61
Irma I. Retamar, 61, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on July 16, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in San German, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Maximino Espola & Nereida Cintron.
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Carl H. Rettew, 69
Carl H. Rettew, 69, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Spring Creek Rehab Center. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Sentz) Rettew to whom he was married to for 41 years. Born in Ephrata, PA, he was the son of the late Earl and Elsie Grace (Fetter) Rettew.
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Joanna Rott, 83
Mrs. Joanna Rott, age 83, went home to be with the LORD on July 14, 2017 at the Willow Valley Retirement Community in Willow Street, Pennsylvania.
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Doris M. Rowe, 88
Doris M. Rowe, 88, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Conestoga View. She was the loving wife to the late Lester F. Rowe, Sr. to whom she would have been married to for 66 years. Born in Lititz, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Anna (Wertman) Mummau.
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Richard Rutherford, 65
Richard Rutherford, 65, of Newmanstown passed away Sunday June 25, 2017. Born in Lancaster County, PA he was the son of the late John and Thelma (Gunther) Rutherford. He was the husband of Jan Rutherford.
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Gustav W. Schaefer, 85
Gustav W. Schaefer, 85, of Brethren Village and formerly of Millersville, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, July 17, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Gustav and Pauline Rossler Schaefer. Gustav and his wife Janet M. Kreider Schaefer celebrated 60 years of marriage last April 29th.
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Lisa M. Schreiber, 49
Dr. Lisa M. Schreiber passed away on July 4, 2017 in Lancaster, PA at the age of 49. She was an associate professor in the Communications and Theater Department at Millersville University.
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Erwin Seitz, 90
Erwin Seitz, 90, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, July 03, 2017 at St. Anne’s Retirement Home. Born in Weisel, Germany, he was the son of the late Xaver and Anna (Schick) Seitz. He was the loving husband of Irmgard E. (Schrautemeier) Seitz who passed away in 2008.
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Evelyn B. Sensenig, 93
Evelyn B. Sensenig, 93, daughter of the late Elmer F. and Florence (Brubaker) Sensenig, died July 14, 2017.
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Davina R. Shober, 24
Davina R. Shober, 24, of Millersville, formerly of Columbia, passed away suddenly at home after a courageous battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She was the daughter of Terry L. and Dorothy (Price) Shober.
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Kimberly M. Stively, 57
Kimberly “Kim” M. Stively, 57, of Lititz, died peacefully at home on June 23, after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer with her family by her side and assisted by Hospice and Community Care. She was the loving wife of Robert “Bob” R. Stively. Kim was the daughter of the late Harold E. "Shimpy" Shimp and survived by Shirley A. (Richer) shimp.
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Mary Lou Strayer, 78
Mary Lou Strayer, 78, died peacefully at home of pancreatic cancer on July 15, 2017. Born in Shenandoah, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Paskey) Richwalski.
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John E. Tannehill, 78
John E. Tannehill, 78, died on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Willow Valley. Born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, John was the son of the late Francis and Cecelia (Cooper) Tannehill. John was the husband of Inta (Muiznieks) Tannehill, to whom he was married for 52 years.
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Aida Thode, 73
Aida I. Quinones Thode, 73, of Lancaster, died of a long illness on July 7, 2017 at her youngest daughter’s home. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter to the late Benigno Quinones Villanueva & Genoveva Jimenez Carrion.
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Mary Jane Toomey
Mary Jane Toomey passed away on July 8, 2017. Born in Lancaster, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Anna (Deverter) Hickey. She was the loving wife of John Michael Toomey, Jr.
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Lorraine Oberlin Patschke Wagaman, 94
Lorraine Oberlin Patschke Wagaman, 94, of Lititz, passed away at the United Zion Retirement Home on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was the wife of the late Allen H. Patschke who passed away in 1979 and the late Harry K. Wagaman who passed away in 2003. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Roy K. and Verna M. Zug Oberlin.
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Milton A. Wallick, 93
Milton A. Wallick, 93, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Born in Lancaster, to the late Milton M. and Marguerite H. (Carpenter) Wallick. He was the loving husband to the late Betty Jane (Wissler) Wallick, with whom he shared over 68 years of marriage.
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Helen G. Weisman, 94
Helen G. Weisman, 94, known affectionately as Gwen, and a longtime classical and swing pianist died peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Homestead Village. Born in Duncannon, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Lestz. She was the loving wife of the late Louis Weisman to whom she devoted her life.
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Maryam “Jeannie” Wentz
Maryam “Jeannie” Brylke Wentz went to be with her Lord on Tuesday July 11, 2017 after a long, but courageous battle with leukemia at her home in Lancaster, PA.
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Thomas H. “Tom” Weyant, Sr., 79
Thomas H. “Tom” Weyant, Sr., 79, of Middletown, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Manor Care of Elizabethtown, surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Gladys M. (Brookens) Weyant.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Albert and Naomi (Conrad) Weyant.
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Bruce A. Williams, 76
Bruce A. Williams, 76, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at Moravian Manor, Lititz, PA on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Lewis E. and Mary Hensel (Shee) Williams. Bruce and his wife, Barbara Korthas Williams, celebrated 51 years of marriage last November 20th.
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Joseph C. Zaborowski, 82
Joseph C. Zaborowski, 82, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Staten Island, NY, to the late Joseph and Helen (Demboski) Zaborowski, Joe was the husband of Barbara R. (Uhr) Zaborowski, with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage.
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