Obituaries

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Neil Abugov, 75
Neil Abugov, 75, of Lancaster, PA, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to the late Israel and Faye (Katz) Abugov. Neil would have celebrated 50 years of marriage with his wife Bella (Harovitz) Abugov this coming March 1st.
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Terry Adams, 70
Terry Adams, 70, husband of Jean Adams, of Brownstown died January 6, 2020.
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Michael Lyn Bair Sr., 63
Michael Lyn Bair Sr., 63 passed away peacefully on January 1, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care of Lancaster surrounded by his loved ones. He was a loving father of three children. Michael was born in Lancaster on January 3, 1956 to the late Allen and Hattie Bair. Michael worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and as a sanitation worker for most of his life.
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Charles M. Balmer, Jr., 82
Charles “Charlie” M. Balmer, Jr., 82, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at his residence.

He was the husband of Audrey I. Sensenig Balmer, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage this past December 7th. Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Charles M. Sr. and Mary Hackman Balmer. He was a 1955 graduate of Lititz High School.
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James L. Bender, CDR, SC, USN (Ret.), 85
Retired Navy Commander James L. Bender (Jim) of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 85. He was a resident of Willow Valley Communities. Jim was born at the family home in Milton, PA, on September 11, 1934. He was the son of the late David G. Bender, Sr., and Martha Jane (Krick) Bender of Milton. Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Diane, of their home in Lancaster.
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John J. Bernard, 78
John J. Bernard, 78, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital under Hospice care. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he and his family moved to Lancaster in 1973.
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James Michael Bevard, 74
Michael James “Mike” Bevard, 74, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Landis Homes. Born in Catonsville, Maryland, he was the son of the late James and Loyala (Redifer) Bevard. Two years ago Mike moved from Catonsville to Landis Homes.
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Charlotte Burkhart Biris, 87
Charlotte Burkhart Biris, 87, of Lititz, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Moravian Manor. She was born in December, 1932, in Newton, KS. Her mother, Gladys Loacks of Scottdale, PA, and her father, I.E. Burkhart of Kitchener, Ontario, met and married in Hesston, KS. When Charlotte was two, they moved with her older brother, Charles, to Goshen IN, where her father joined the faculty at Goshen Mennonite College. Her younger sister, Joyce, came along to complete the family.
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Rosellen “Bonnie” Bologa, 79
Rosellen “Bonnie” Bologa, 79, of Lancaster passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lock Haven, PA she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Halloran) Baker. She was the loving wife of Dr. James Bologa with whom she shared over 57 years of marriage.
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Janel B. Brown, 73
Janel B. Brown, 73, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is the wife of Robert J. Brown, Jr. with whom she shared over 49 years of marriage. Janel was born in Williamsport, PA on March 25, 1946, the daughter of William W. and Frederica M. Bastian.
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Cindy L. Christ, 71
Cindy L. Christ, 71, of Lancaster passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at UPMC Lititz. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Thelma (Stoll) Muehleisen. She was the wife of James A. Christ with whom she shared over 48 years of marriage.
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Lyndall C. Conner, 88
Lyndall C. Conner, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Lancashire Hall. Born in Hugo, Choctaw, County, OK, Lynn was the son of the late Carey "Tex" and Mildred "Jackie" (Oaks) Conner. He previously lived in Lancaster and Whitehall, PA.
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Bradford Harold Crozier, 78
Bradford Harold Crozier, 78, of Somerset, CA and formerly of Millersville, passed away on January 11, 2020 in Placerville, CA.

Born in Manor Twp., he was the son of the late Burrell and Reba S. Breighner Crozier. He was the husband of the late Christine S. Robinson Crozier who passed away in 2012.
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Alfred R. “Rich” DeFalcis, 62
Alfred R. “Rich” DeFalcis, Jr., 62, of Pequea, passed away late Sunday evening, January 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by immediate family, after a short battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Matilda (Feifer) DeFalcis and the late Alfred R. DeFalcis, Sr.
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Charlotte A. (Meck) DiCola, 63
Charlotte A. (Meck) DiCola, 63, of Lititz, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at home. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of L. Harold Meck and the late Rose (Coonan) Meck. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph A. DiCola who died in 2009.
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Evelyn M. Eberly, 77
Evelyn M. Eberly, 77, passed away on January 25, 2020 at Conestoga View Nursing Home, Lancaster, PA. She was born October 4, 1942 in York Co., PA. She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. & Margaret Marks of York, PA.
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Harold E. Frederick, 88
Harold E. Frederick, 88, of Lititz, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020. Born in Lancaster, Harold was the son of the late Earl K. and Olive (Adams) Frederick. He was the loving husband of Loretta J. (Keller) with whom he celebrated 49 wonderful years of marriage.
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Lyle N. Garvey, 31
Lyle N. Garvey, 31, of Myerstown, formerly of Lancaster, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of John K. and Lisa M. (Pautz) Garvey, of Lancaster. Lyle is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly L. (Hansell) Garvey and two daughters, Adalynn Marie and Brielle Elizabeth who meant the world to him. He was a wonderful father who always put his family first.
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Jerome George Gbur, 81
Jerome George Gbur, 81, passed away on January 3, 2020. Born in Youngstown, OH, he is the son of the late Helen (Hassey) Gbur and George Gbur. He leaves behind his wife, Jackie, children, John and Susan Varner (Steve) and former daughter-in-law, Mary Jo, six grandchildren, Sharice, Daryl, Antoine, Radene, Olivia and Sara. He has six brothers and sisters, Felicia, Gerald, Maryanne, Geraldine, George, and Patty all of OH.
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Lewis Clark Gerhart, 87
Lewis Clark Gerhart, 87, formerly of Gamber Road, Washington Boro, died January 8, 2020 at St. Anne's Retirement Community, Columbia, PA. He was the husband of Pauline Gerlach (Groff) Gerhart also of St. Anne's Retirement Community.
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John H. Gerz, Jr., 88
John Gerz, 88, of Willow Street went to Heaven on January 20, 2020 following a brief stay at Hospice and Community Care. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John H. Gerz Sr. and Catherine (Hartzel) Gerz.
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Judy L. Gerz, 78
Judy L. Gerz, 78, of Lancaster, passed away on January 14, 2020.
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Benjamin “Ben” E. Greenawalt, 96
Benjamin “Ben” E. Greenawalt, 96, of Lancaster, went to be with his Lord and savior on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 peacefully and surrounded by his loving family. Born in Donegal Township, he was the son of the late Alpha M. (Eberly) and Albert A. Greenawalt. He was the loving husband to the late Esther (Evans) who passed in 2003. He was a loving father to Mary, married to John Hallman of Phoenixville and Martha married to Mark Reigle of York PA.
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Barbara Ann Hale, 75
Barbara Ann Hale, 75, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday January 7, 2020, following a long illness. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy and Paul Wiker. She was the loving wife of John W. Hale, Jr. who passed away in 1996.
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Lawrence “Larry” J. Hess, 77
Lawrence “Larry” J. Hess, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Binghamton, NY. He was the son of the late Perl and Agnes (Kirk) Hess.
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Alan W. Hurlbut, 83
Alan W. Hurlbut, 16 days shy of his 84th birthday, passed away at Moravian Manor on January 7, 2020. He was born in Montague, Massachusetts, to the late Vernal G. and Ruth E. (French) Hurlbut. Alan shared 56 years of marriage with his wife Judith C. (Holbrook) Hurlbut and is remembered fondly by his family as a kind, loving, generous man with an endearing sense of humor.
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John Hurley, 55
John Hurley, 55, of Lancaster, passed away on January 11, 2020 at UPMC Pinnacle after a short battle with cancer. Born and raised in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Peggy (Souders) Armstrong and the late Hugh Armstrong. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Leister) Hurley, his brothers Larry S. Hurley (Donna), Robert Hurley (Anne), and Matt Armstrong (Stacy), and many beloved nieces and nephews.
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Carol A. Kearns, 79
Carol A. Kearns, 79, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. She was the wife of the late George D. Kearns, Jr.. Carol and George had shared a loving marriage of 59 years. Carol and George lived for 26 years with their family in Setauket on Long Island, then moved to Ocala, FL, where they retired at “The Villages”, before residing in
Lititz.
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Carol A. Keen, 75
Carol A. Keen, 75, of Lancaster, passed January 16, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care. Born and raised in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Julius W. and Frances C. (Rottmund) Joline.
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Judith Ann Kepiro, 73
Judith Ann (Fultz) Kepiro, 73, of Lancaster, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 5, 2020. She was born in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late Clara (Hardman) and John Fultz and grew up near Frederick, MD, graduating in 1964 from Walkersville High School, Walkersville, MD. On January 31, 2019, Judy celebrated 37 years of marriage with her late husband, Alex Kepiro, who preceded her in death by two weeks.
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Betty Virginia Kieffer, 96
Betty Virginia Kieffer, of Lancaster, PA passed away January 3, 2020 at age 96. Born July 2, 1923, in Easton, PA she was the daughter of the late Floyd Raymond Kieffer and Mary Mitchell Kieffer. Betty was the sister of the late William Henry Kieffer, 2nd and sister-in-law of the late Jane Howell Kieffer. She is survived by nephews William Henry Kieffer, III, and his husband, James Michael May of Boston, MA; James Dale Kieffer of Summit, NJ; and niece Barrie Howell Kieffer, of Brooklyn Park MN. Also surviving are several great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
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Lois H. Kirchner, 92
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Addie Liss, 87
On January 20, Addie, 87, left this world and entered Life with her Savior, after a five-month struggle with pancreatic cancer. Addie was a member of Harvest Presbyterian Church, Willow Street. She is the daughter of her late parents, Pender and Cora Lee (Blanton) Wells.
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Charles “Charlie” A. Lownsbery, Jr., 78
Charles “Charlie” A. Lownsbery, Jr., 78, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence. He was the husband of Doris (Garner) Lownsbery, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Charles A. Lownsbery, Sr. and Dorothy (McComsey) Lownsbery.
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Maria Rosina “Rose” Madonna, 89
Maria Rosina “Rose” (Spadea Anello) Madonna, 89 of Lancaster, PA passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Born in Gasperina, Italy she was the daughter of the late Maria Teresa (Qualtiere) and Nicola Spadea Anello. She was married to the late Joseph Madonna for over 58 years.
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Colleen Magner
Colleen Magner of Lancaster, was welcomed into heaven, on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Colleen, 59, died from complications of COPD. Colleen was born to the late Geraldine (Magner) Oliver and the late Richard Magner. She is preceded in death by stepfather Dennis Oliver, brother Patrick Magner, and sister Kathleen Magner Fox.
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Joan P. Mason, 85
Joan P. Mason, 85, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020 at her Manheim Township home. Born in Wood-Ridge, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Stephen F. and Evangeline (Urell) Prezkuta. She was married 48 years to Andrew C. Mason who died in 2003. Joan lived in Lancaster since 1965.
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Winifred “Win” D. May, 92
Winifred “Win” D. May, 92, peacefully passed from her earthly life into Eternal Glory on Monday, December 30, 2019 with her sons at her bedside.
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Frederick “Fred” M. McEachern, 97
Frederick "Fred" M. McEachern, 97, of Manheim, passed peacefully away on December 31, 2019. A memorial service is scheduled for March 28, 2020 at the Clubhouse at The Highlands at Warwick, 100 Wickshire Circle Lititz, PA 17543. SnyderFuneralHome.com 717-560-5100
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Jean (Kissinger) Mease, 87
Jean (Kissinger) Mease, 87, of Lititz, entered into rest at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, on January 1, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Kissinger of Rothsville. She is survived by her sister Nancy Balmer, Lititz; her brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Linda Kissinger, Lititz; and nieces and nephews. Her brother-in-law, Jesse Balmer, preceded her in death.
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Rosemary Mellott, 72
Rosemary Mellott of Lititz, PA, passed away in her home on the 1st of January. Born in Intercourse, PA, raised in Willow Street, PA, daughter of John and Gloria Dearolf. She is survived by her husband, Roy R. Mellott Sr.; son, Roy R. Mellott Jr.; daughter, Jennifer K. Mellott; grandchildren, Aiden Mellott Fishel and Virginia Rose Mellott Fishel; siblings, Gloria Chmiel and David Dearolf; sister-in-law, Connie Dearolf; brother-in-law, Phillip (Butch) Chmiel; and sister-in-law, Sue Dearolf. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Don Dearolf and Estella Kay Dearolf.
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Rosa E. “Rubia” Mendez, 77
Rosa E. “Rubia” Mendez, 77, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lares, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Pedro Rodriguez and Isabel Feliciano. Rosa was the beloved wife of Felix “Alcapuria” Mendez, and they shared almost 60 years of marriage.
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Arlene E. Mooney, 94
Arlene E. Mooney, 94, of Lancaster, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Woodcrest Villa. Born in Baynesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Harry K. and Miriam M. (Elsen) Leisey. Arlene was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Mooney, Sr., who passed in 2008.
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Janet Lee Murphy, 90
Janet Lee Murphy, “Grammie”, 90, of Lancaster, went to her heavenly Father on Monday, January 13, 2020 at her beloved home of 53 years, with her family by her side. Born in Baltimore, MD; she was the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte Hitchcock. Preceding in her death, was her only sibling, Margaret Benson.
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Thu Van Nguyen, 68
Thu Van Nguyen, 68, of Lancaster, formerly of Willow Street, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Hoi Thi Doan; his four children, Thuong Nguyen, husband of Allison, of Wyncote; Thuyet Nguyen, husband of Ashley, of Mountville; Loan Kim Nguyen, of Lancaster; and Phuong Kim Nguyen of Philadelphia; his nine grandchildren, Elsa Nguyen, Abigail Nguyen, Blaine Nguyen, Ayden Nguyen, Mason Nguyen, Sophia Nguyen, Alina Nguyen, Kai Hoang and Maya Hoang; his two sisters, Hue and Hue, and two brothers, Binh and Chien.
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Richard J. Null, Jr., 88
Richard J. Null, Jr., 88, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020. He was born in 1931 the son of the late Richard and Bessie (Heller) Null of Lebanon, PA. He graduated from Lebanon High School with the Class of 1949.
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Deborah Lynn Olsen, 68
Deborah Lynn Olsen, 68, passed early Monday morning in Lititz, PA following a sudden illness. She leaves behind her children, Elizabeth Blake DeMatteo and Christopher Durden, as well as her brother Finn, her sister Sonja, her grandson Abel, and a grandchild on the way, as well as other family and friends.
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Philip Allen Pace, 59
Philip Allen Pace was born in March 11, 1960 to the late Arthur and Edith (Bufford) Pace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Out of their union, two children were born: Arthur Jr. and Philip.
Philip was married to the love of his life, Nina Joy Jones Pace, on September 19, 2003 and they made Lancaster, PA their home.
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William H. Patton, 87
William H. Patton, 87, of Ephrata Township, passed away at Ephrata Manor on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was born in Akron, OH, to the late William Henry and Velma M. (Arweller) Patton.
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Lois Kauffman Peterman, 90
Lois Peterman, 90, of Lititz Pa. passed away on January 4, 2020 at Legends of Lititz. She was born in Lancaster, Pa to the late Andrew G. Kauffman and Grace M. (Stanton) Kauffman. She was married to the late Donald E. Peterman who proceeded her in death in 2011. They had shared sixty-one years of marriage.
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Arwyn “Wyn” Potter, 66
Arwyn “Wyn” Potter, 66, of Manheim, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was the husband of Karen S. Heilman Potter with whom he shared 42 years of marriage this past June 25th. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Arwyn and Margaret Evans Potter.
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Mary C. (Parsons) Ranck, 92
Mary Caroline (Parsons) Ranck, 92, after more years than she wanted or expected, peacefully joined her loving husband, Jim, and daughter, Cheryl, in Heaven, where we are certain she is rearranging things to her liking.
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James B. Riddle, 78
James B. Riddle, 78, of Lititz, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 6, 2020.
He was the husband of Nancy L. Groft Riddle, with whom he shared 5 years of marriage this past November 19th. He was previously married to the late Nancy B. Riddle, who passed away in 2012. Born in Hanover, he was the son of the late Elwood E. and Ruby R. Albright Riddle.
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Charlotte Marie Rissler, 58
Charlotte Marie Rissler, 58, of Manheim, went home to be with her Savior on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Charlotte was married to David Reiff Rissler for 28 years. She was born in Tacoma, Washington to Robert Franklin and Helen Marie (Lattimer) McCracken, and raised by her beloved grandparents William and Elizabeth Lattimer in Rome, Pennsylvania. Upon their passing, the Paul Clark household became family to her.
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Patricia Roos, 73
Patricia Roos, 73, of Ephrata, formerly of Lititz died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 after a 2 year battle with Ovarian cancer. Pat was the daughter of the late Ruth Cammauf and a graduate of Cocalico High School.
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Kenneth R. Rothfus, Jr., 72
Kenneth R. Rothfus, Jr., 72, of Leola, formerly of Lancaster City, died after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Bonita L. (Angermier) Rothfus with whom he was married forty-seven years.
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Martin R. Royce, 88
Martin R. Royce, 88, formerly of Lancaster, passed away at Wellmore Assisted Living, Lexington, SC, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Born in New York City, NY he was the son of the late Irving and Mildred (Rosenblum) Rosenberg. Martin was the loving husband of Sherry (Sonnenreich) Royce with whom he celebrated 66 years of marriage.
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Juan Antonio Mercado Santiago, 74
Juan Antonio Mercado Santiago, 74, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Conestoga View Nursing & Rehabilitation. Born in Isabela, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Antonio Mercado Velez and Ana Santiago Nives. Juan is survived by his daughter, Mildred Mercado, of Newark, NJ, and his grandchildren, Jayleen, Mathew and Alberto.
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John E. Schuppert, Jr., 100
John E. Schuppert, Jr., of Lancaster, PA, met the Lord on Saturday, January 4, 2020. John was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lancaster on May 26, 1919, and grew up on a farm in New Freedom, PA, owned by his parents, the late John E. and Frances Stump Schuppert. Following high school, John earned a BA from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD.
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Michael E. Seesholtz, 68
Michael E. Seesholtz, 68, of New Providence, passed away from a sudden, unexpected heart attack, in his home on Monday evening, January 13, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Donald and Nancy (Strickler) Seesholtz.
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Cecelia T. (Tretter) Shaeffer, 99
Cecelia T. (Tretter) Shaeffer, 99, of Millersville, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 23, 2020. She was the loving wife to the late Robert V. Shaeffer. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Hatz) Tretter and John A. Tretter.
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William Michael “Mike” Skilling Jr., 40
On January 1, 2020, William Michael Skilling (Mike), 40, of Lititz, lost his fight with addiction after a long and brave battle against this horrific disease. Mike is survived by his mother Dianne Paula Skilling; his father William M. Skilling and wife Diane; his two sisters Denise M. Skilling, Kristi T. Hummer and her husband, Wayne; his daughter Fiona Mariana Skilling and stepchildren Charlie and Kylee Welsh; three nephews Calan, Aaron, and Walter and two nieces, Norah and Emalynn and eleven cousins. William is preceded in death by his niece, Lynnley Rose and grandparents Daniel Sr. and Anna Zelem and Robert and Mary Skilling.
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Harriet Solodky, 93
Harriet Solodky, 93, formerly of Lancaster and Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Wesley Enhanced Living in Doylestown. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Barney and Pauline (Levy) Levinsky. Harriet was married to Milton “Mickey” Solodky for 47 years before his passing in 1995.
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Carole A. Stager, 74
Carole A. Stager, 74, of Lebanon, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at Cedar Haven Healthcare Center. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Mildred (Mohler) Finch. She was the wife of the late Gordon G. Stager who passed away in 2017.
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Anne Agnes McShane Stengel, 93
Anne Agnes McShane Stengel died at the age of 93 on Jan. 13, 2020 at 12:45 o’clock in the afternoon. She did not much like January so it was a good time for her to say goodbye, which she did bravely. We know she passed into Heaven where she joined her beloved husband Larry and her precious son Bob, whose loss in 2010 shook her to her core. After opening her heart and her home to her family - who were everything to her - at Thanksgiving and Christmas, she struggled with the winter, frequently going with Larry to their home in Avalon where she would walk and read and sew and knit, usually for grandchildren, and await the spring and summer, which she loved.
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George C. Stierhoff, Jr., 94
George C. Stierhoff, Jr., 94, of Lititz, PA, formerly of Winchester, VA, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 11, 2020, at his home in Lititz, PA. George was born in 1925 in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Margaret Roberts and George C. Stierhoff, Sr.; stepson of the late Herbert Roberts. He married Patricia Stude on September 3, 1949 in Baltimore.
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Shirley F. Summers, 84
Shirley F. Summers, 84, lovingly known as “Shirley-Girlie”, of East Petersburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Mennonite Home with her daughter by her side. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Francis Jay and Beatrice H. (Fellenbaum) Fry. She was the loving wife of Leon J. “Summie” Summers who passed away in 1995.
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David E. Thompson, 60
David E. Thompson, 60, of Conestoga, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy. Born in Greensboro, NC, he was the son of the late William D. and Linda (Spivey) Thompson.
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Toni M. Toomey, 72
Toni M. Toomey, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Danville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Deitrick) Reeder and John “Jack” Reilly. She was the loving wife to Patrick J. Toomey.
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Kevin L. Troupe, 60
Kevin L. Troupe, 60, of Strasburg, passed away at his residence on Monday, January 13, 2020. Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Charles and Francis (Lewis) Troupe. He was married to the late Helen L. Dowlin, who passed away in 2015.
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Thomas M. Valudes, 83
On Sunday January 19, 2020, the world became a little less bright. Thomas M. Valudes, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by many loved ones. Born on November 1, 1936 in Lancaster, PA, Thomas was the son of the late Michael J. Valudes and Maritsa Fournaris Valudes. He was a lifetime member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
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Suzanne Reichter Verkouw, 81
Suzanne Reichter Verkouw, 81, of Willow Valley Retirement Community, PA, died Saturday, January 11, 2020. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Edward Schwab and Charlotte Wilson Reichter. Suzanne was the loving wife of Dr. Peter Francis Verkouw, with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage.
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Roseanne Watson
Roseanne passed on January 22 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and teacher
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Frank A. Weatherly, 90
Frank A Weatherly, 90, of Lancaster, PA, died Friday, 1/10/2020, unexpectedly, related to heart disease. Mr Weatherly was born at home in Brighton, PA on Sunday,12/8/1929. He was the 5th
of seven children born to James and Mary Scherer Weatherly. Frank’s given name at birth was Francis Albert Weatherly, but he never liked the name “Francis”. He had his first name officially
changed to “Frank” shortly after graduating from high school.
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Margaret “Marge, Margie” Alice Weinlein, 65
Margaret “Marge, Margie” Alice (McKinney) Weinlein, 65, of Wrightsville, PA, formerly Lancaster, PA passed away on January 7, 2020, after a brief illness with her three sons by her side.
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Robert B. Weitzel, 71
Robert Bradley “Brad” Weitzel, a Lancaster County native and lifelong resident, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 13, 2020 at his Manor Township home. He was 71.
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John D. “David” Welk, 52
John D. “David” Welk, 52, of Lancaster, passed away at his home on January 2, 2020. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of John C. Welk and Sharyn L. (McCord) Wallace.
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Teresa J. “Terry”, “TJ” Wendel, 74
Teresa J. “Terry”, “TJ” Wendel, 74, of New Providence, PA, passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, PA, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. She was born in Lancaster, PA to the late Charles W. Spangler, Sr. and Mabel Elizabeth (Black) Spangler. TJ was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Wendel, Sr.
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Gene S. Wentling, 97
Gene S. Wentling, 97, died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 24, 2020 at her residence at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster. Gene was born in Reading, PA to the late Max J. and Ida C. (Seiberling) Weida. She graduated from Reading High School in 1940 and West Chester State Teachers College (West Chester University) in 1944. She was an elementary school teacher in the Reading School District for 8 years before moving to Lancaster in 1953, when her husband Walter J. Wentling, became manager of the Crystal Rock Beverage Company, which was founded by his father, David J. Wentling, in Reading. This later became the Seven-Up Bottling Company of Lancaster.
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Lewis R. Wickersham, 71
Lewis R. Wickersham, 71, of Lancaster, passed away early Friday, January 10, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Lewis R. and Amanda (Troup) Wickersham. Lewis was the beloved husband of Louise E. (Pauza) Wickersham, and together they shared 51 years of marriage.
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Mark L. Williams, 69
Mark L. Williams, 69, of Washington Boro, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born in New York, he was the son of the late Vonnie F. (Simon) and Lee Miles Williams. He was the loving husband to Donna (Vinelli) Williams. They would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on January 19, 2020.
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Gladys M. (Heiney) Ziegenfus, 91
Gladys M. (Heiney) Ziegenfus, 91, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA and formerly of Palmerton, PA died on Sunday January 26, 2020 at the Wintergarden household at Garden Spot Village from congestive heart failure.
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