Obituaries

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Carlene “Gert” (Cremer) Axe
Carlene “Gert” (Cremer) Axe of Lititz, PA., entered into rest on Thursday, June 14, 2018. She was the wife of Donald “Dub” Axe. Carlene was the daughter of the late Leroy and Thelma (Kauffman) Cremer.
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Robert M. Baile, 65
Robert M. Baile, formerly of 226 Elizabeth Drive passed away of natural causes at his residence on June 1, 2018. Born on October 17, 1952, Bob was a lifelong resident of Lancaster county. He is survived by his mother Dorothy (Brown) Baile, sisters Janet Hassel and Julia Brown and brothers Donald and Douglas and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles M. Baile.
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Isaia Candelario Batista, 16
Isaia Candelario Batista, 16, Lancaster City, known to many as “Kiki”, died on 5/24/18 due to injuries sustained in a tragic auto accident.
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Edna Grace Beach, 93
Edna Grace (Heiser) Beach, 93, of Brethren Village, Lititz, passed away early Monday, May 28, 2018. She had been under Hospice care for the past few weeks and died peacefully of natural causes.
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Leonard J. Blazek, 83
Leonard J. Blazek, 83, of Lititz, passed away at ManorCare Health Services-Lancaster on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was born in Shamokin to the late Joseph L. and Anna (Urdzik) Blazek. Len’s wife, the late Mary E. (Long) Blazek, died in 1997.
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Charles W. Boyer, Sr., 87
Charles W. Boyer Sr., 87, of Lancaster, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 22, 2018. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Harry H. Boyer and Mary A. (Coleman) Boyer.
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Barrett “Barry” C. Caldwell, 75
Barrett “Barry” C. Caldwell, 75, of Lancaster, passed away June 7, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Katharine S. Caldwell, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage in April. Born in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Craig and Julia (Myers) Caldwell.
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Frank H. “Mike” Callahan, 90
Frank H. “Mike” Callahan, 90, of Lancaster, formerly of Milford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. He is survived by his wife Marlene (Horn) Callahan. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 19th, 1927 to the late Peter F. and Mary (Block) Callahan.
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Carolann J. Capizzi, 70
Carolann J. Capizzi, 70, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2018 at her home by her loving family. Born in Jersey City, NJ she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Sarnella) Ferrante.
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Scot T. Chapman, 55
Scot T. Chapman, 55, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Bronxville, NY, he was the son of Clarence “Rick” Chapman and the late Estelle Marie (Wilson) Chapman.
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James B. “Jim” Christian, 64
James B. “Jim” Christian, 64, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, passed away May 21st, 2018 at Hospice & Community Care in Mt. Joy, after a brief illness.
He was born in Lancaster on October 28th, 1953 and was the son of James B. Baldwin and the late Evelyn M. Christian. He shared a long-time partnership with Jody L. Miles, also of Lancaster.
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Thomas “Chooch” J. Chunko, 76
Thomas “Chooch” J. Chunko, 76, on May 26, 2018, died at his home in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania
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Michael P. Curran, 71
Michael P. Curran, 71, of Elizabethtown and formerly of East Hempfield Township, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Thursday, June 14, 2018. He was born in Pittsburgh to the late Louis and Evelyn (Dinkfelt) Curran. Mike was the loving husband of Shirley (Wind) Curran for 49 years. Mike was extremely devoted to his family and his Christian faith.
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Anthony De Leon, 52
Anthony De Leon, 52, Lancaster, died 5/26/18 at home. Survived by soulmate, Yesenia Cruz, 8 children, Jessica (Phila.), Luis, Jonathon, Marc, David, Anthony, Jr., Sheila, & Robert, all of Lancaster.
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M. Elizabeth (Betty) Diem, 99
M. Elizabeth (Betty) Diem, 99, a resident of Brethren Village, died Friday, June 1, 2018.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Martin G. and Katharine Zeamer Esbenshade. She was married to the late Earl Kern Diem. They celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary June 15th, 2010.
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Mary Jane Diirner, 64
Mary Jane Diirner, 64, of East Petersburg, passed away under hospice care at her nephew’s home in Ephrata on Saturday, June 2, 2018. She was born in Lancaster to Ruth Ellen (Allison) Diirner of Huntington, PA and the late Charles M. DiIrner.
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Timothy J. Droney, 40
Timothy J. Droney, 40, of Ephrata, husband of Teresa A. Droney, died June 5th, 2018.
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Dorothy S. Enck, 101
Dorothy S. Enck, 101, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Brethren Village. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Enck, Sr. who passed away in 2006. Born in Rothsville, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Elizabeth Stark Weachter.
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David M. Ford, 67
David M. Ford lost his battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy), early Wednesday morning, May 23rd, 2018, when he went home to be with the Lord, peacefully, in his home, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was 67.
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Shirley A. Gantz, 86
Shirley A. Gantz, 86, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on June 13, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Daisy Ziegler and Arthur Meck.
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Edith Dexter Wells Garner, 95
Edith Dexter Wells Garner, 95, of Evergreen Estates, died June 13, 2018.
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Shirley A. Gilbert, 79
Shirley A. Gilbert, 79, of Conestoga Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Zola (Sizemore) Leaman, and the beloved wife of John M. Gilbert, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.
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Olga W. Ginter, 93
Olga W. Ginter, 93, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at her residence. She was the wife of the late William C. Ginter, who passed way in 2002. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Emile M. and Ellen Hannigan Miller.
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Bernadette Lee “Bern” Giwerowski, 45
Bernadette Lee “Bern” Giwerowski, 45, of Ephrata passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 1, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Virginia (Smith) Merk and Jim Merk.
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Kevin T. Glah, 63
Kevin T. Glah, 63, of Akron, passed away at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, Sunday, May 27, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, Kevin was the son of the late Arthur F. and Phyllis (Wood) Glah, Sr. Kevin was the loving companion of Donna J. Gerofsky.
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Cynthia G. Godshall
Cynthia G. Godshall of Millersville, PA, peacefully passed away at her home on Monday, June 5, 2018. Born in Norfolk, England, in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Allison) and Richard Graves. She was the wife of the late Russell L. Godshall who passed in 1998.
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Albert Greener, III, 59
Albert Greener, III, 59, of Lancaster, passed away at home, Friday, June 8, 2018. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth A. (Horn) Greener, Jr.
Al graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1976
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John C. Greider, 58
John C. Greider, 58, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, June 1st, 2018 due to metastatic melanoma. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Wenger) and Martin H. Greider, of Lancaster.
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Diane Louise Haines, 73
Diane Louise Haines, 73, of Lancaster passed away at Hospice and Community Care on May 23, 2018. Born in Coatesville, Diane was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy (Chryst) Hatfield. She was the loving wife of the late James R. Haines Sr for over 50 years before his passing in 2012.
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Mary C. Hewitt, 71
Mary C. Hewitt, 71, of Lancaster, PA, formerly of Elmira, NY, passed away on May 20, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Elmira, she was the daughter of the late Alice & John Hewitt. Mary was the significant other of 30 years to Mary Delong.
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Ralph Charles Hohman, 87
Ralph Charles Hohman, 87, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Anna (Royer) and Ralph Charles Hohman, Sr. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, for over 50 years, Virginia “Ginny” (Moffett) in 2002.
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Bernice N. Hoskinson, 92
Bernice N. Hoskinson, 92, a former resident of Woodcrest Villa, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Mennonite Home Care Campus in Lancaster. Born in Waupun, WI, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Martina (Verhey) Nyhuis, and the beloved wife of the late Walter D. Hoskinson, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2009.
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Jeanne E. Kennedy, 68
Jeanne E. Kennedy, 68, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle, Lancaster. Born in Coatesville, she was a daughter of the late James and Myrle (Hall) Martin, and the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Kennedy, with whom she who shared 28 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1998.
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Ba Ndele Kete, 69
Ba Ndele Kete, 69, of Lancaster, PA, died May 25, 2018.
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Martha A. “Marti” King, 80
Marti King, 80, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2018. Formerly of her beloved home state of Colorado, Marti was the daughter of Ellsworth Landes and Olive (Miller) Landes.
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Claudia S. Kinney
Claudia entered into rest after a brief illness on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Claudia was the daughter of the late Claude and Mary Schneider and was born in Lancaster, PA.
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Orpha W. Kopp, 84
Orpha W. Kopp, 84, of Lancaster, went to be with The Lord on June 10, 2018. Born and raised in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul Miller and Eva (Whitman) Miller.
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Patricia A. Kopp, 80
Patricia A. Kopp, 80, of Denver, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Weaver) Hamaker and was the loving wife of Donald E. Kopp, with whom she recently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
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Josephine G. Krushinsky
Josephine went to be with the Lord and her husband Bernard on June 16. She was the daughter of Dominick and Carmela Genovese, and was born in Saint Mary’s, Pennsylvania. She was married to Bernard Quentin Krushinsky, who preceded her in death in 1957.
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William Lopez, 52
William Lopez, 52, of Lancaster, died 5/25/2018.
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Richard J. Maher, 97
Richard James (“Dick”) Maher entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 12, at Homestead Village, in his ninety-eighth year and less than five months after the passing of his beloved wife Virginia.
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Bernard J. “Barney” Martin, 89
Bernard J. “Barney” Martin, 89, of Lititz, formerly of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Francis H. and Catherine C. (Hohenwarter) Martin. He was the loving and devoted husband of Nancy (Burkhart) Martin with whom he shared over 68 years of marriage.
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David Scott Maser, 40
David was born March 15, 1978 and died May 28, 2018 in Charlottesville, VA. Dave was the son of Judy and Tom McDermott of Lancaster, and father Scott Maser husband of Linda of York.
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John B. Mitchell
John B. Mitchell, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Springfield, MO, he was the son of the late Ruth (Andrews) and Bernard Dorsey Mitchell. He was happily married for over 50 years to the late Judy (Bangert) Mitchell.
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Julio Napoleonis, 41
Julio Napoleonis, 41, of East Petersburg, passed away at home unexpectedly, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Born in Flushing, NY, Julio was the son of Miguel Napoleonis and the late Maria (Achodian) Napoleonis. He was the faithful and loving husband of Kristi R. (Brewer) Napoleonis, with whom he celebrated 16 years of marriage.
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Emmanuel Philippos Papadakis, 83
Emmanuel Philippos Papadakis, 83, of Wyomissing, formerly of New Holland, passed away on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. He was born in New York City and was the son of the late Philippos E. Papadakis and Helen (Eastman) Papadakis. Emmanuel is survived by the love of his life, Stella Papadakis, of Wyomissing. They were married in 1960.
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Palma V. Predoti, 91
Palma V. Predoti, 91, of Landis Homes, Lititz, passed away Wednesday, June 06, 2018, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Union City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Dominico and Giovanna (Gangieme) Fondacaro. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenico Predoti who died November 25, 2011, and together they celebrated 68 years of marriage at the time of his passing.
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Jean E. Prentice, 91
Jean E. Prentice, 91, of West Hempfield Twp., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at St. Anne’s Retirement Community, Columbia. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Eugene H. and M. Marguerite (Birely) Schuler, and the beloved wife of the late Harry F. Prentice, with whom she shared 49 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2012.
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Donna Rae Richardson, 66
Donna R. Richardson, 66, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Virginia, Donna was the daughter of the late Mildred Wise, and the wife of Scott A. Richardson.
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Alan Fleck “Al” Royer, 93
Alan Fleck Royer, “Al”, of Elizabethtown PA passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2018. Al was born in Altoona PA on November 18, 1924 to the late John F. Royer and Grace Lucas Royer.
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Joyce A. Sample, 85
Joyce A. Sample, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 in her eighty-sixth year due to the inhumanity inflicted by Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Joyce Arlene Barnett on February 11, 1933, the youngest daughter of Leon Wilson and Dorothy Kissinger Barnett. Leon passed on her birthday in the year 1971 and her mother departed on July 14, 1998.
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Janet M. Schaefer, 85
Janet M. Schaefer, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
She was the wife of the late Gustav W. Schaefer, who passed away on July 17, 2017. Born in Conestoga, she was the daughter of the late G. Emmanuel and Marguerite C. Warfel Kreider.
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James M. Schmalhofer, 81
James M. Schmalhofer, 81, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, June 05, 2018. James was born in the Cabbage Hill section of Lancaster, PA and he was the son of the late Mathias J. and Catherine Conrad Schmalhofer. He was the husband of the late Suzanne Bennawit Schmalhofer who died October 20th 2007 and they had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May of 2007.
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Darlene Schrader, 77
Darlene Schrader, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on June 14, 2018 at her home. Born in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anna R. Hollenbach and Norman Berstler.
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William S. Shiflet, Jr., 77
William S. Shiflet, Jr., 77, of Ephrata and formerly of Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018. He was born in Lancaster to the late William S. Sr. and Mary (Altland) Shiflet. He was married to the late K. Diane (Limppo) Lesher Shiflet for 30 years before her death in 1995.
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Loralee J. Sturnick, 79
Loralee J. Sturnick, 79, formerly of East Petersburg, PA, died May 24,2018.
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Paul F. Swope, Jr., 97
Paul F. Swope, Jr., 97, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was born in Lebanon, PA to the late Florence (Shartle) and Paul F. Swope, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Thompson) and his long-time companion Sue Suter.
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Marjorie Daniels Tueche, 81
Marjorie Daniels Tueche’, beloved wife of Jerry Tueche’, passed away on June 2, 2018 at the Hospice Center in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania after a long battle with Cancer.
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Yee Vang, 82
Yee Vang
April 5, 1936 – May 31, 2018
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
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Robert L. West, Sr., 88
Robert L. West, Sr., 88, of Lititz, PA, went to meet his Lord & Savior on May 29, 2018 at United Zion Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Amos & Merrtle (Fisher) West. Bob was the husband for 33 years to the late Elsie L. West.
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Robert D. “Jackhammer” Wise, 88
Robert D. "Jackhammer" Wise, 88, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was the husband of the late Patricia Simmons Wise who passed away in 2008. Born in Spring City, PA, he was the son of the late George W. and Virginia A. Dixon Wise.
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Janet Wood, 72
Janet Wood, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on May 31, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert & Anna (Brennan) VanCoillie.
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Rev. Ralph Wood, 93
Ralph Wood graduated from this life into the presence of the Lord. His most quoted verse was Titus 2:13 “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” While he did not live long enough to experience this hope of all believers he is now experiencing the presence of his beloved Lord.
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J. Paul Zanowski, 83
Joseph Paul Zanowski, age 83, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on May 26, 2018.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of Joseph and Ann Zanowski, the husband of Joann Connell Zanowski, and the brother of Raymond Zanowski, all of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his brother Charles and sister Carolyn. He was the father of five children, Lynn Smith (Michael); Susann Gilland (Robert); Meghan Campbell (John); Peter, and Paul (Cathy). He took special delight in his thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved friend and longtime companion, Mrs. Gene Marie Schacht, with whom he shared a love of family, Church and music. Gene, Susann, Lynn and Meghan were devoted caregivers during his illness.
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Ameer Zubaidi, 75
Ameer Zubaidi, 75, of Lancaster, husband of Amel Al Husseini, died May 20, 2018.
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