Obituaries

The most recent obituaries are listed below in alphabetical order.

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Nick Agouridis, 83
Nick Agouridis, a Greek immigrant who became a successful local businessman, died early Sunday morning at the Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. He was 83 years old.
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William F. “Bill” Albright Jr., 95
William F. “Bill” Albright Jr., 95, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018.
He was the husband of the late Dorothy J. Heidlauf, who passed away in 2016. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late William F., Sr. and Mary M. Quinn Albright.
William F. “Bill” Albright Jr.
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Charles W. (Bud) Book, 89
Charles W. (Bud) Book, 89, of 1649 Princess Anne Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 25, after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, (Bobbie) in 2009. The couple was married in 1953. We rejoice that they are together again.
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Elizabeth McElwee Bower, 84
The Lord took Elizabeth “Betty” McElwee Bower home to glory on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She just had her 84th birthday on November 3rd.
She was the wife of H. David “Dave” Bower, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage this past July 30th. Born in Drexel Hill, PA to Irish parents, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Stewart McElwee.
Elizabeth McElwee Bower
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H. Eugene “Gene” Brown, 83
H. Eugene “Gene” Brown, 83, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
He was the husband of Reba M. Martin Brown, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage this past December 3rd. Born in Ashland, NC, he was the son of the late Ross Howard and Verna Dorothy Roark Brown.
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J. Phyllis Burey, 94
J. Phyllis Burey, 94, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on, Saturday, November 17, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Peter Burey who died in 1990. Born at home in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Harry Christian and Josephine Elizabeth (Funke) Breneman.
J. Phyllis Burey
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Debra Coldren, 62
Debra Coldren, formerly Debra Wayde, 62, of Lancaster passed away at Lancaster Regional Hospital on November 17, 2018. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of Elizabeth (Green) Hambleton and the late Jere Hambleton.
Debra Coldren
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Olga Janette “Janet” Colon, 53
Olga Janette “Janet” Colon, 53, of Lititz, passed away on November 23, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Raquel Santiago and the late Luis Colon.
Olga Janette “Janet” Colon
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Horace C. Davidson, Jr., 72
Horace C. Davidson, Jr., 72, of Lancaster, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Brenda Lou (Conlin) Davidson.
Born at home in Lancaster he was the son of the late Horace C. and Ethel M. (Urban) Davidson.
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Emil R. Dovan, 94
Emil R. Dovan, 94, of Willow Street, PA, formerly of South Plainfield NJ, died Nov. 23, 2018 at Willow Valley Community. Born in Freeland, PA, he was the son of the late Andrej and Veronika (Liska) Dovan (Gdovin). Emil and his devoted wife Grace (Kidd) celebrated 72 years of marriage in March.
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Jay Feingold, 72
Jay Feingold, 72, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2018 at UPMC Lititz. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Squirrel Hill, he was the son of the late Maurice and Bess (Bayer) Feingold.
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Helen Ferber, 94
Helen Ferber, 94, of Lancaster, passed away at Willow Valley on December 10, 2018 with her family by her side. Born in Churchville, she was the daughter of Earl Snyder and Myrtle (Johnsonbaugh) Snyder.
Helen Ferber
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Elizabeth Carpenter Fink, 70
Elizabeth Carpenter Fink, 70, of Ephrata, passed away on December 11, 2018 surrounded by her family. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Theresa B. Reiff. Elizabeth was the loving wife of Russell S. Fink.
Elizabeth Carpenter Fink
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Thomas E. Fuss, 71
Thomas E. Fuss, 71, of Ephrata, PA, passed away on December 6, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital with family by his side. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Carl and Clara (Hiemenz) Fuss. Tom was a devoted husband to Deborah (Mickel) Fuss and loving father to Thomas W. Fuss, husband of Tom’s beloved daughter-in-law, Daniela.
Thomas E. Fuss
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Dorothy E. Gabron, 78
Dorothy E. Gabron, 78, of Millersville, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.
She was the wife of the late Kenneth G. Gabron, who passed away in 2015. Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late William Bryson Rosenberry and Ida Mae Frackman Rosenberry.
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Edna V. Groff, 101
Edna Virginia Groff, formerly of Strasburg, died peacefully at the age of 101, at Landis Homes on November 24, 2018. She was born on July 16, 1917 in Strasburg, where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Enos H. and Martha (Brubaker) Groff, and the wife of the late J. Clarence Groff who died in 1983, to whom she was married forty-five years.
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Ira Grushow, Ph.D., 85
Ira Grushow, Ph.D, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Homestead Village. He was the loving husband of Jane (Ducat) Grushow with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Harlem, NY he was a son of the late Asher and Sadie (Greenstein) Grushow.
Ira Grushow, Ph.D.
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Florence B. Haertter, 72
Florence B. Haertter, 72, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from her courageous battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Thelma (King) Burgert. She was the loving wife of Joseph L. Haertter, with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Florence B. Haertter
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Elvis R. Hernandez Lopez, 57
Elvis R. Hernandez Lopez, 57, of Lancaster, died December 9, 2018.
Elvis R. Hernandez Lopez
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Clair Denman “Denny” Johnson, Jr., 66
Clair Denman “Denny” Johnson Jr, 66, of Lancaster passed away on November 20, 2018 following a long illness. Born in Downingtown, he was the son of the late Clair Denman Johnson, Sr. and the late Kathryn Johnson. Denny was the loving husband of Deborah J. (Clark) Johnson and together they shared 17 years of marriage.
Clair Denman “Denny” Johnson, Jr.
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Edward Daniel Kane, Jr., 77
Edward Daniel Kane, Jr., 77, of Manor Twp., passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Born in Port Chester, NY, Ed was a son of the late Edward and Loretta (Budries) Kane. Their family moved to Lancaster in 1955. Ed was the beloved husband of Brenda E. (Slupe) Kane, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage this past July.
Edward Daniel Kane, Jr.
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Ronald H. Kauffman, 85
Ronald H. Kauffman, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on November 19, 2018 at Country Meadows. Ronald was born in Lancaster to Harold and Thelma (Herschock) Kauffman. He is the husband of the late Olympia (Lambros) Kauffman, with whom he celebrated 57 years of marriage.
Ronald H. Kauffman
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Gracie Edith King, 16
Gracie Edith King, 16, of Lititz, beloved daughter of Amy and Topher King, died Sunday December 2, 2018 in Lancaster General Hospital with her family by her side.
Gracie Edith King
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Barbara Ann Knowles, 88
Barbara Ann Knowles, 88, of Manheim, passed away at Pleasant View Retirement Community on Dec. 5, 2018. She had been under the care of hospice, and her family had been with her to say goodbye. Barbara was the beloved wife of Glenn R. Knowles, who died in Jan. 2014. She was born in Quincy, Mass., the only daughter of Madeline and Leroy H. Himes.
Barbara Ann Knowles
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Irwin “Irv” Lenhoff, 84
Irwin “Irv” Lenhoff, 84, of Mount Joy, PA, formerly of Cranford, NJ, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Adams, MA he was the son of the late Charles and Celia (Sokolove) Lenhoff. He was the husband of Trudy (Cassie) Lenhoff with whom he shared 19 years of marriage this month.
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Faye LaDonne “Donnie” (Melton) Leyerle, 96
Faye LaDonne “Donnie” (Melton) Leyerle of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown entered into eternal rest Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 (Thanksgiving) in Masonic Village Healthcare Center. Calling out to her mother in heaven, she was in the arms of her devoted daughter, Renee, as her spirit ascended into heaven. A sudden, unexpected illness took her life. She was a feisty, strong-willed, unforgettable, attractive 96 year old.
Faye LaDonne “Donnie” (Melton) Leyerle
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Ann M. Lowell, 80
Ann M. Lowell, 80, of Harrisburg, died at Lancaster General Hospital on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital. Ann was the daughter of the late Gerald and Marie Ransing Lowell.
Ann M. Lowell
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Alexander J. Matyi IV, 57
Alexander J. Matyi IV
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Barbara B. McKee, 80
Barbara B. McKee, 80, of Lancaster, PA passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at The Glen at Willow Valley. She was married to Wayne H. McKee for 36 years and is survived by six children.
Barbara B. McKee
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Beverly Lynn Mengel, 64
Beverly Lynn Mengel, 64, of Lititz, surrounded by her family, entered into her Lord and Saviors home on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz after a brief battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Harold Eckert, Sr. and the late Irene Strohm Eckert.
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Kristina Katie Murphy
Kristina Katie Murphy, who liked to be called Katie, of Willow Street, passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2018, at UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster. For the past two years, Katie showed extraordinary courage and fortitude in fighting an autoimmune disease, to which she succumbed following complications. Born in Siberia in 1993, Katie was raised in a Russian orphanage and adopted at the age of 3. She lived her life in PA with her adoptive mother, Elizabeth Hazel Murphy, and her adopted brother, Ruslan Murphy.
Kristina Katie Murphy
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Catherine Musgrave, 70
Catherine Musgrave, 70, of Leola passed away on November 22, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care.
Catherine Musgrave
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Kenneth A. Kiriiyna Mutuma, 40
Kenneth A. Kiriiyna Mutuma, 40, of York, PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was born in Nairobi, Kenya to Elisabeth K. Mburugu and to the late Abednego Kiriinya Mutuma.
Kenneth A. Kiriiyna Mutuma
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Richard M. Palmer, 88
Richard M. Palmer, 88, of Elizabethtow, PA died December 4, 2018.
Richard M. Palmer
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Mychaela Donnelly Parmer, 20
Mychaela Donnelly Parmer, 20, of Lancaster went home to be with the Lord after a motor vehicle accident Saturday, November 24, 2018. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Joel M. Parmer, of West Virginia, and Kelly (Donnelly) Pabon, wife of Alex, also of Lancaster. Mychaela was greatly loved and cherished by all of her parents, family, and friends.
Mychaela Donnelly Parmer
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Kamalakshi Kanubhai Patel, 78
Kamalakshi Kanubhai Patel, age 78, passed away peacefully in her home at 148 Penningdon Dr, Landisville, PA on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Born in India on April 10, 1940, she was the loving daughter of the late Ashabhai and Gangaben Patel.
Kamalakshi Kanubhai Patel
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Richard L. Ramsay Sr., 84
Richard L. Ramsay Sr., 84, crossed the river to rest in shade of the trees on November 22, 2018. He was surrounded by family. He was the son of Thomas and Lela Ramsay, and brother of Thomas H. Ramsay. Beloved husband of Lillian Martin Ramsay, they shared over 62 wonderful years.
Richard L. Ramsay Sr.
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Evelyn L. Raubenstine, 88
Evelyn L. Raubenstine, 88, of Denver, died Monday, November 19, 2018 at Ephrata Hospital. Born in Bedford, PA she was the daughter of the late Mary and Marshall Williams.
Evelyn L. Raubenstine
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Barbara A. (McCarty) Rhodes, 81
Barbara A. (McCarty) Rhodes, 81, of Manheim, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018 with her loving family by her side. Born in Huntingdon, PA she was the daughter of the late Lesley and Veda (Putt) McCarty. She was the loving wife to the late Paul Rhodes with whom she shared over 60 years.
Barbara A. (McCarty) Rhodes
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Mary Anne Riger
Mary Anne Riger passed away peacefully in Lancaster, PA, on November 19, 2018, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cass and Bob Jendzurski.
Mary Anne Riger
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Pastor Rodriguez, 83
Pastor Rodriguez, 83, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on December 6, 2018 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 9, 1935 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to the late Antonio Rodriguez Aponte and Antonia Pagan Irizarry. Pastor was married to the late Aida Elsa Banchs Ruiz de Rodriguez.
Pastor Rodriguez
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Bobby Ruble, 79
Bobby Ruble, 79, of Washington Boro, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in Dayton, OH, Bobby was the son of the late Harry T. and Mildred (Parnell).
Bobby Ruble
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Regina P. Fanelli Swift Scheetz, 78
Regina P. Fanelli Swift Scheetz, 78, of Millersville, found peace while surrounded by her loving family at home on November 16, 2018. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Paul V. Fanelli and Catherine (Butts) Fanelli.
Regina P. Fanelli Swift Scheetz
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Samuel “Sam” V. Scicchitano, Sr., 87
Samuel “Sam” V. Scicchitano, Sr., 87, of York Springs, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at Hospice and Community Care. Born in Mt Carmel, he was the son of the late Luisa (Mirarchi) and Antonio Scicchitano.
Samuel “Sam” V. Scicchitano, Sr.
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G. Donald “Don” Sload, 85
G. Donald “Don” Sload, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on November 19, 2018. He was born in Lancaster, PA to the late George and Eda H. (Keimer) Sload. He was the loving husband to G. Arlene (Goodman). Don and his wife recently celebrated their 66th anniversary.
G. Donald “Don” Sload
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Shirley L. Snyder, 91
Shirley L. Snyder, 91, of New Holland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Paul F. Snyder who died in 2014.
Born in Shamokin, PA she was a daughter of the late Lorraine (Urenn) Rogers and Harold S. Rogers.
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John “Jack” Sourber, 90
John “Jack” Sourber, 90, of Lancaster went to Heaven on November 27th, 2018 at Hospice and Community Care. Originally from Pottsville, PA, Jack was the son of the late Earl Jacob Sourber and the late Miriam Brown Sourber. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 32 years, Renee.
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Gertrude Stasiak
Gertrude went home in peace to be with the Lord on November 27/28th, 2018. Greeting her at the gates of heaven are her husband Julian Stasiak, daughter Christine Maddox (mother of Teresa, Beth-Ann, Juliana, Alexander, Joshua, and Angelica) and son George Maddox (no children).
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George C. Stewart, 94
George C. Stewart, 94, passed away on December 5, 2018 at Brethren Village.
He was the husband of the late Lorraine Hazlett Stewart who passed away in April, 2018, and the late Grace Bauer Stewart who passed away in 2004.
George C. Stewart
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Brandon Lee Stutler, 33
“Everyone is looking at me. I can’t get out of bed. There is evil in my head. Just let me be. Because when I hit the stage. It is gone and I am free.” – Korn

The music has stopped and lights have gone down on the life of the party known as, Brandon Lee Stutler. At 33 years young, his smile and laugh faded but will be remembered by so many for lifetimes to come. Brandon was a beam of happiness and joy to every life he touched.
Brandon Lee Stutler
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Brenda Jean (Myers) Sweet, 53
Brenda Jean (Myers) Sweet, 53, of Lititz, passed away on November 24, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Ross & Annemae (Long) Myers. Brenda was a lifelong companion to Mark Burkholder.
Brenda Jean (Myers) Sweet
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Deacon Manuel Velazquez, Sr., 79
Manuel “Manny” Velazquez Sr., 79, of Lancaster, went home to God on November 27, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Hipolito Velazquez and Ramona Ruiz Velazquez and the beloved husband to Basilisa Santos Velazquez.
Deacon Manuel Velazquez, Sr.
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Janet “Sue” L. Wiley, 81
Janet “Sue” L. Wiley, 81, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter to the late Alfred and Geraldine (Constein) Black.
Janet “Sue” L. Wiley
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William Woller, 77
William Woller, 77, passed away on December 13, 2018 at Brethren Village.
Bill was the husband of Jaris Woller and father of Deanna Greenawalt and Kurt Woller
William Woller
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David W. Wright, 53
David W. Wright, 53, of Warwick Twp., Lititz, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the comfort of his home. David was born in Harrisburg to the late Fred and Gloria (Gibbons) Wright.
David W. Wright
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Joanna L. Zander, 90
Joanna L. Zander, 90, of Peach Bottom passed away on December 9, 2018 at Conestoga View. Born in Lancaster, she was one of 14 children of the late Amos L. and Anna L. (Leaman) Sheaffer.
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