Deborah J. Gantz, 67

May 07, 2017

Deborah J. Gantz, 67, of Manor TWP., passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, on Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was born in Lancaster to the late Ivan H. and Kathryn (Shank) Rice. Deborah and her husband, William H. “Bill” Gantz, Jr., would have marked 42 years of marriage this June.

A 1968 graduate of Penn Manor High School, she worked as a secretary for a local orthopedic surgeon. Deborah enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking cakes and planting flowers. She previously attended Stehman Memorial United Methodist Church.

Deborah’s family includes her husband Bill, their son Jeff Gantz of Lancaster; her siblings, Dennis L. Rice of Mountville, Betty J. Bachman, companion of Gerald Trimble of New Providence, and Shirley, wife of David Chambers, Jr. of Landisville; niece Tina Eitnier and her children Andy and Abby Eitnier of Columbia and host of nieces and nephews. A stillborn brother and her sisters Nancy Rice and Donna Leaman preceded Deborah in death.

Private burial will take place in Greenfield Cemetery, Millersville, PA. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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Condolences to the Family

May 11, 2017

Sincerest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Ken (cousin) & Ginny Rice

May 10, 2017

Sorry Deb that I never got to know you well…But I do know you fought a long and hard battle….You were a strong person….But  may you now rest In God’s beautiful heavenly home…..Our prayers will continue for Bill and Jeff as they learn to walk this life without you….With all our Prayers and Love…..Dolly and Olivia Stauffer (Jim Gantz’s Mother-In-law and Sister-In -Law)
Dolly And Olivia Stauffer

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