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Lee H. Conklin

June 23, 1979 - August 15, 2016

Lee H. Conklin, 37, Lebanon died Monday, August 15, 2016. He was born in Lebanon on June 23, 1979, son of Heidi M. Peffley Hamada and Harold E. Conklin, both of Lebanon. He was a graduate of Tulpehochen High School. Lee was a grill cook at Wendy's, Lebanon. He enjoyed nature and was a jokester. He attended God's Missionary Church, Lebanon. In addition to his parents, Lee, is survived by...
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Willard D. Railing

April 27, 1925 - August 15, 2016

Willard D. Railing, 91 of Pequea passed away Monday evening, August 15, 2016 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Home with his family by his side. Born on April 27, 1925 in Mt. Nebo, he was the son of the late J. Andrew and Edna Shenk Railing. He was the beloved husband of Bertha F. Erb with who he married on January 28, 1950. Willard was a life long member of Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. He...
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Dorothy E. Bowman

June 2, 1919 - August 4, 2016

Dorothy Reinthaler Bowman passed away at the age of 97 on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was a gentle woman known for her quick wit, kind heart, and joyful nature. She was the daughter of Mabel Arnold of Lebanon and Josef Reinthaler, an immigrant from Austria, and the granddaughter of Vincent and Ida Arnold of Lebanon and Rudolf and Theresa Reinthaler of Muhlheim am Inn, Austria. Orphaned at the...
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Jeffrey S. Koser

November 2, 1956 - August 1, 2016

Jeffrey S. Koser, 59, of Manor Twp., passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, August 1, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Lancaster on November 2, 1956, Jeff was the son of Wilbur Koser of Maytown and the late Arlene Sentz Koser. Jeff graduated from Elizabethtown High School. He was previously employed by Darrenkamps Market as a butcher and Scheid Produce...
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William Bela C. Vitez

November 8, 1954 - July 28, 2016

(Sir) William Bela C. Vitez, 61, Lebanon, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband Dawn A. Sullivan Vitez for 24 years. William was born in Budapest, Hungary on November 8, 1954, son of the late Bela C. Vitez and Maria C. Szendrey Gombas. William was a well-known entertainer/violinist for most of his life. His grandfather, Andre Vitez was knighted for his...
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Randy K. Organtini

June 29, 1953 - July 23, 2016

Randy K. Organtini, 63, Myerstown, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Karen L. Cinfici. He was born June 29, 1953, in Reading son of Joyce Lutz Organtini, Reading and the late Joseph Organtini. Randy was a retired 30 year veteran of the Reading Bureau of Police. In addition to his wife Karen, Randy is survived by daughters Lindsey J. Organtini,...
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Jean M. Harder

March 21, 1925 - July 23, 2016

Dr. Jean M. Harder, a former Ridgefield therapist, died on July 23, 2016, in Willow Valley, Pa. Dr. Harder was born March 21, 1925, in Milford, CT, a daughter of Albert J. Harder and Marion A. Gebhardt. At an early age she joined the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs in Columbus, Ohio, and remained in the community for 14 years. She received her M.A. and Ed.D. at Columbia...
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Kenneth E. Hubert

September 18, 1953 - July 18, 2016

Kenneth E. Hubert, 62, of Lancaster formerly of Conestoga passed away July 18, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care. Born in Lancaster on September 18, 1953 he was the son of Gladys Goss Hubert. Ken was a 1972 graduate of Penn Manor High School. He had worked for High Steel for over 20 years. He loved tinkering with old cars and attending car shows. Kenny is survived by his mother Gladys;...
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Miriam Cruz

January 26, 1977 - July 17, 2016

Miriam Cruz, 39, of Lancaster passed away with her family by her side on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. Born in Lancaster on January 26, 1977, she was the daughter of the late William Cruz and Carmen Maldonado of Lancaster. Miriam graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. She was a medical assistant at Evergreen Estates Retirement Community...
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Gloria J Keller

October 5, 1934 - July 10, 2016

Gloria J. Keller, 81, formerly of Columbia passed away Sunday morning, July 10, 2016 at Conestoga View where she resided for the past year. Born in Lancaster on October 5, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. Smith, Sr. and Mildred A. Martin Smith Graham. She was married to Richard P. Keller who passed away in January of 2014. Gloria worked for many years as a waitress at the former...
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Willa Rogers Moose

March 10, 1938 - July 9, 2016

Willa Rogers Moose, 78, of Concord, NC, went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2016. Willa was born March 10, 1938, in Flat Top, WV to the late Walter and Sadie Richmond Rogers. She was a devoted wife of 53 years to Frank Hoy Moose who recently preceded her in death on March 1, 2016. Willa was a graduate of Concord College in West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She was a...
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Theodore P. "Ted" Stoudt

May 13, 1934 - July 1, 2016

Theodore P. Stoudt, 82, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Stone Ridge Towne Center, Myerstown. He was the husband of the late Ruth Anna Light Stoudt who passed away October 19, 2011. Ted was born in Myerstown on May 13, 1934, son of the late Werner and Hattie Leininger Stoudt. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School, Class of 1952.Ted retired after 39 years of service from...
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Donna L. Erisman

January 7, 1954 - July 1, 2016

Donna L. Erisman, 62, of New Providence passed away at home Friday afternoon, July 1, 2016. Born in Lancaster on January 7, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. Rhoads and Doris Y. Caldwell of Strasburg. She was the wife of John H. Erisman. Donna had worked as a laborer for Carolina Logistics and also for Lynnbrook Apartments. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters and she...
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Flora D. Weaver

May 23, 1926 - June 30, 2016

Flora D. Weaver, 90, of Calvary Homes, formerly of Euclid Ave, Lancaster went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday morning June 30, 2016 at LGH. Born in Ash County, NC on May 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Quince and Daisy Malinda Bare Goodman. Flora was the beloved wife of Herbert E. Weaver who entered his Heavenly home on July 4, 2008. Flora worked for Hamilton...
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Sandra M. Wall

November 16, 1960 - June 24, 2016

Sandra M. Wall, 55, of Grantville, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Lebanon on November 11, 1960, daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Jane L. Reppert Shank. Sandra was a 1979 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. She was employed by several places, doing a number of various jobs. Sandra had worked for Hershey Foods for 22 years, D&H Distributors for 13 years,...
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Dorothy B. "Sis" Martin

November 28, 1936 - June 22, 2016

Dorothy B. "Sis" Martin, 79, formerly of Trinity House Apts in Columbia and Lancaster passed away Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy with her family by her side. Born in Lancaster on November 28, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Dorothy E. Leonard Rineer. "Dot" had worked for several years for National Novelty Brush Company in Lancaster...
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Jerry J. Maulfair

December 25, 1939 - June 16, 2016

Jerry J. Maulfair, 76, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at his residence. He was the husband of Yvonne M. Miller Maulfair. Jerry was born in Lebanon on December 25, 1939, son of the late Margaret Maulfair Hostetter. Jerry was a self- employed excavator in the construction business. He enjoyed rodeos, the out of doors especially the country and visiting the mountains on weekends...
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Charles J. "Chuck" Andris

March 10, 1930 - June 13, 2016

Charles (Chuck) J. Andris, 86, of Quakertown, formerly of Philadelphia, beloved husband of Fran (Frances Karkowski) for 66 years, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Chuck was born in Philadelphia on March 10, 1930, son of the late Joseph and Anna McLoughlin Andris. He played football for Roman Catholic on the 1947 Philadelphia city champion team and for the...
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Harry A. Hargrave III

August 21, 1960 - June 3, 2016

Harry A. Hargrave, III, 55 of East Petersburg passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, June 3, 2016. Born on August 21, 1960 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harry A., Jr. and Charlotte V. Burkman Hargrave. Harry loved fixing and tinkering around cars and had worked as an auto mechanic for various garages. He enjoyed going to car shows and motorcycle races. Harry is survived by his...
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Verna I. Wise

September 3, 1919 - May 17, 2016

Verna I. Wise, 96, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Dr. John R. Wise who passed away December 26, 1979. She was born in Rexmont on September 3, 1919, daughter of the late Michael and Isabella Carpenter Keath. Verna was a member of Rexmont EC Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and had been a former member of the Good...
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Michael T. DeMaio

July 12, 1932 - May 15, 2016

Michael T. DeMaio, 83, of Lebanon formerly of Sinking Spring passed away Sunday morning, May 15, 2016 at Cornwall Manor. Born on July 12, 1932 in Raritan, NJ, Mike was the son of the late Xavier B. and Dora Esola DeMaio. He was the husband of Rose Marie C. Terraciano, who he married on May 29, 1955. Mike graduated from Middlesex Vocational Technical School in New Jersey. Mike enjoyed boxing in...
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Karl W. Miller

April 26, 1933 - May 12, 2016

Karl W. Miller, 83, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 surrounded by his family, at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine R. Long Miller. Karl was born in Lebanon on April 26, 1933, son of the late Adam and Florence Wolfe Miller. Karl was an Army Veteran. He retired after 35 years of service from Wilbur Chocolate, Lititz. He was a member of Mt. Zion...
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Joyce E. Trout

April 3, 1943 - May 12, 2016

Joyce E. Trout, 73, of Willow Street Pike passed away at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy on Thursday morning, May 12, 2016. Born in Lancaster on April 3, 1943, Joyce was the only child of the late John E. and F. Elizabeth "Wib" Glick Irwin. Joyce graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School. Joyce began her working career with RCA and then worked for over 35 years for Theo Schwalm, Inc....
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Richard H. Epler

July 22, 1931 - May 11, 2016

Richard H. Epler, 84, Lebanon, formerly of Mohnton, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean D. Trumbore Epler. Richard was born in Reading on July 22, 1931, son of the late Wilbur A. and Margaret J. Anderson Epler. Richard was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was the founder, owner and operator of Suburban Window and Door, Inc.,...
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Sandra T. Reed

April 2, 1942 - May 7, 2016

Sandra L. Reed, 74 of Myerstown, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at ManorCare Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Clair K. Reed who died October 1996. Sandra was born in Lebanon on April 2, 1942, daughter of Emma Kleinfelter Eberly, Palmyra and the late Marlin Eberly. She enjoyed collecting bears. Sandra had been employed McDonalds in Lebanon. In addition to her Mother, Sandra, is...
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Raymond Bleecher Huber

June 1, 1930 - May 5, 2016

Raymond Bleecher Huber of Avon Park, FL and Conestoga, PA passed away on Thursday evening, May 5, 2016 at Arbor View at Willow Valley. Born on June 1, 1930 in West Willow, Ray was the son of the late Lester Martin and Barbara Catherine Bleecher Huber. Ray was active in Boy Scouts as a boy and was honored to be the first scout in Troup 58, Willow Street to attain Eagle Scout rank. Following...
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Clarence Walter Hoffman

December 19, 1918 - May 3, 2016

Clarence Walter Hoffman, 97, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Mary E. (Lowry) Hoffman who preceded him in death in 2009. They were married 71 years. Born in Lebanon on December 19, 1918, Clarence was the son of the late Franklin and Emma (Strausser) Hoffman. Like others from the "Greatest Generation," Clarence grew...
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Paul T. Mohn

October 1, 1970 - April 30, 2016

Paul T. Mohn, 45, of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon on October 1, 1970, son of Sandra L. Fulmer Mohn of Lebanon and the late Paul C. Mohn. Paul was a graduate of Cedar Crest High School Class of 1989. He had served with the US Army. Paul had been employed by Dreamscapes Water Gardens, Lebanon. He...
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Kathleen M. Zombro

November 17, 1934 - April 26, 2016

Kathleen M. Zombro, 81, Jonestown, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late James E. Zombro. Kathleen was born in Lebanon on November 17, 1934, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Ellen Lawrence Smith. Prior to her marriage, Kathleen worked at the Lebanon Paper Box, Co. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great...
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Betty Schaffer Grosky

July 21, 1925 - April 25, 2016

Betty Schaffer Grosky, 90, Royersford formerly of Lebanon, passed away Monday, April 15, 2016 at Parkhouse Nursing Home, Royersford. She was the wife of the late Leon Grosky who passed away in 2000. Betty was born in Bronx, NY on July 21, 1925, daughter of the late Max and Esther Friedman Grosky. She was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College. In later years Betty drove for Frederick Chevrolet...
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Christian E. Brubaker, II

September 12, 1957 - April 19, 2016

Christian E. Brubaker, II, 58, of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster on September 12, 1957, he was the son of the late James and Dolores Brubaker. He was the loving husband of Marilyn F. Thode Brubaker with who he married on August 3, 1996. Christian graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School. Following graduation, he...
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D. Mark Potter, MD

March 12, 1947 - April 12, 2016

D. Mark Potter, MD, born in Wichita KS on March 12, 1947, son of the late Donald C. and Mary Jo Potter, expired at home after a short illness on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. As a boy he moved about the country, following his father's profession as a public librarian, with his brothers and sisters Thomas Thane (Anna) of Elverson, PA; his late brother David; sisters Laurel Moriarty and Carolee (Peter)...
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Madeline E. Toms

August 15, 1950 - April 11, 2016

Madeline E. Toms, 65 of Lancaster PA passed peacefully at home on Monday morning, April 11, 2016 holding her grandson's hand surrounded by much love. She lost her battle with ovarian cancer but is no longer suffering. Maddie was born in Philadelphia on August 15, 1950, her and her husband Lester moved to Lancaster over 20 years ago. Lester preceded her in death on February 10, 2012. Madeline...
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James Earl Plummer

November 21, 1944 - April 7, 2016

James Earl Plummer, 71, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Jim was born in Lebanon on November 21, 1944, son of the late Clarence E. and Marian C. Houser Plummer. Jim was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School and graduated from the American School of Broadcasting, Washington, DC. Jim was an Air Force Veteran of the Viet Nam War, serving in...
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Sharon G. Doyle

October 29, 1953 - April 7, 2016

Sharon G. Doyle, 62, of Conestoga passed away on Thursday morning, April 7, 2016 at her home with her husband by her side. Born in Lancaster on October 29, 1953, she was the daughter of Paul H. and Grace Warfel Harnish of Conestoga. She was the wife of Hoyt J. Doyle who she married on June 14, 1980. Sharon graduated from Penn Manor High School in 1971. She worked for several years as office...
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Carol J. Baez

November 20, 1947 - March 29, 2016

Carol J. Baez, 68 of Reading, formerly of Lebanon passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2016 at the Reading Hospital. Born in Lebanon on November 20, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Dorothy Mae Henning Snavely. She was the wife of Julio Baez with who she married on August 28, 1976. Carol had retired from Berks Heim where she worked in Medical Records. She had...
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Robert Lee Fox

November 30, 1965 - March 26, 2016

Robert Lee Fox, 50, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon on November 30, 1965, son of Howard L. Fox. Robert was a graduate of Conrad Wiser High School. He was employed as a driver at Weidle Sanitation, Lebanon. He enjoyed NASCAR and demo derbies. In addition to his Father, Robert is survived by an aunt...
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Norberto Deltoro

October 30, 1968 - March 26, 2016

Norberto Deltoro, 47, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was born in San German, PR on October 30, 1968, son of Luisa Rivera Cruz, San German, PR and the late Ramon Deltoro. Norberto was a graduate of Lebanon High School. He was an US Marine Corp. Veteran of the Kuwait War. He was employed by PennDot in the maintenance department. He enjoyed...
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Gladys Mae Main

July 14, 1917 - March 23, 2016

Gladys Mae Main,98, formerly of Conestoga went on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March, 23, 2016 in Ocala, FL. Born in Lancaster, PA on July 14, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Stuart and Kathryne Ritter Wiley. She was the wife of Samuel Main who preceded her in death. Gladys was a retired Inspector for RCA Television. She moved to Ocala, FL in 1978 from Conestoga, PA. She was a...
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Lemoyne K. Moslak, Jr.

June 28, 1961 - March 22, 2016

Lemoyne K. Moslak, Jr., 54, Palmyra, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of the late Susan M. Pukas Moslak, with passed away March 21, 2016. He was born in Philpsburg on June 28, 1961, son of Lemoyne K., Sr and Donna J. Shaw Moslak, Palmyra. Lemoyne served in the US Army during peacetime. He enjoyed working on models and riding...
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Elaine B. Matthew

October 14, 1935 - March 22, 2016

Elaine B. Matthew, 80, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Cedar Haven. She was the wife of James L. Matthew to whom she was married on May 7, 1955. Elaine was born in Lebanon on October 14, 1935, daughter of the late John and Miriam Margut Brunn. Elaine was a retired secretary at Matthew & Hockley Associates. She was a 1953 graduate of Lebanon High School. She was a member of...
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Susan M. Moslak

July 21, 1959 - March 21, 2016

Susan M. Molslak, 56, Palmyra, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon. She was the wife of Lemoyne K. Moslak. Susan was born in New Jersey on July 21, 1959, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pukas. Susan had been a billing clerk for several years and later she was a nurses aide at ManorCare Health Services, Elizabethtown. In addition to her husband...
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Romulo Maldnado

September 5, 1952 - March 21, 2016

Romulo Maldonado, 63 of Lancaster, died March 21, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care. Born on Sept. 5, 1952 in Cayey, PR, he was the son of Evaristo Maldonado & Vincenta Vasquez. Romulo worked in construction in Puerto Rico and at Flury Foundry in Lancaster. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and singing. He enjoyed cock fighting. Surviving are his sons, Hector Maldonado of Milroy...
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Mary Louise Loughery

August 4, 1926 - March 20, 2016

Mary Louise Loughery, 89, Lebanon, formerly of Temple Hill, MD passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Charles N. Loughery. Louise was born in Macon, GA, on August 4, 1926, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Greer Jones. Louise was a graduate of Eastern High School, Washington DC. She worked in banking as a safe deposit...
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Ruth R. Brenner

October 28, 1934 - March 16, 2016

Ruth R. Brenner, 81, of Willow Street and formerly of Conestoga passed away Wednesday morning, March 16, 2016 at Lakeside at Willow Valley with her family beside her. Born in Safe Harbor Village on October 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Nelson E. and Martha H. Siegrist Stively. She was the wife of Melvin F. Brenner who passed away on December 29, 1998. Ruth was a lifetime member of...
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Eleuterio Cintron

August 23, 1954 - March 12, 2016

Eleuterio Cintron, 61, of Manheim passed away March 12, 2016 at LRMC. Born in Mayaguez, PR, on August 23, 1954 he was the son of Blanca Cintron. He had worked for Anderson Pretzel Bakery until his illness. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his family. Eleuterio is survived by his children, Edna of Springfield, MA, Hector of Lebanon, Tellin, Angelica and Eric, all of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren...
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Osvaldo Soto

February 28, 1964 - March 11, 2016

Osvaldo Soto, 52, of Lebanon passed away Friday afternoon, March 11, 2016 at Manor Care. Born in Utuado, PR on February 28, 1964, he was the son of the late Osvaldo Soto and Carmen L. Irizarry. He had worked as a grinder for PRL Industries in Cornwall and Quaker Alloy in Myerstown. Osvaldo enjoyed fishing, auto mechanics, watching TV and going to the library. He was Catholic by faith. Osvaldo...
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Elias Phillip Lynn

December 28, 1974 - March 9, 2016

Elias P. Lynn, 41, Quentin passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Silver Spring, FL.. Eli was born in Lebanon on December 28, 1974, son of Stephen P. Lynn, husband of Nancy Houser Lynn, Lebanon and Ellen Katz Lynn, Lebanon Eli was a chef having been a graduate of Perkiomen Prep School, Pennsboro, PA and Johnson and Wales University, FL. In addition to his parents, Eli is survived by a...
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James Andrew Rogers

December 26, 1946 - March 8, 2016

James Andrew Rogers, 69, Gordonsville, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. James was born in Pittsburg, PA on December 26, 1946, son of the late Wilbert C. "Bus" and Lorretta Rogers. Jim was a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a welder/machinist for Lukins Steel. He enjoyed spending time with his pets. Jim is survived by no immediate family, however he...
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Eleanor M. W. Hauer

April 15, 1916 - March 5, 2016

Eleanor M. W. Hauer, 99, Cornwall, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Cornwall Manor. Wife of the late Robert Embich Hauer, owner of Hauer Electric, Inc.; daughter of the late John and Virginia Weirich; survived by daughter, Barbara Ann, wife of Richard A. Schafebook of Baldwin, MD and grandson, Scott R. Schafebook, San Francisco, CA; niece, Dr. Louise Hauer Greenberg of Reading and nephews,...
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Richard A. "Dick" Holton

July 6, 1932 - March 4, 2016

Richard A. "Dick" Holton, 83 of East Petersburg passed away Friday evening, March 4, 2016 at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born on July 6, 1932 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John Luther Holton and Linda Allen Holton Adams. Dick was the husband Melba M. Maysilles, who he married on November 2, 1957. Dick graduated from the former West Lampeter Twp. High School. Dick proudly served...
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Elizabeth "Betty" E. Fry

July 19, 1925 - February 23, 2016

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Fry, 90, of Maple Farms Nursing Center, Akron, formerly of Neffsville passed away peacefully with her family by her side Tuesday evening, February 23, 2016. Born in Portland, Oregon on July 19, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Hilda Horsefeather Long. She was married to John S. Fry, who passed away on December 24, 1983. Betty was a cook for the former Neffsville...
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Susan L. Markley

December 2, 1923 - February 17, 2016

Susan L. Markley, 92, of Lancaster passed away early Wednesday morning, February 17, 2016 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehab Center where she had been a resident. Born on December 2, 1923 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Italian immigrants Joseph and Catarina Mercharino Lombardo. She was married to James E. Markley, who passed away in 2003. Susan worked for several years at...
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Augustina Sponenberg

August 9, 1933 - February 16, 2016

Augustina Sponenberg, 82, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at ManorCare-Lebanon. Augustina was born in Varna, Bulgaria on August 9, 1933, daughter of the late Milko and Nadia Mihova Christov. Augustina was a member of Calvary Chapel, Lebanon where she attended Bible Studies. She enjoyed reading, especially the Bible and devotional materials, classical music and people and...
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Paul C. Bingaman

August 25, 1930 - February 16, 2016

Paul C. Bingaman, 85, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Fay J. Smith Bingaman, whom he married June 6, 1957. Paul was born in Stricklerstown on August 8, 1930, son of the late Paul R. and Sarah May Foulk Bingaman. Paul was a Road Crew Chief for PennDot and later worked in the Clerk of Courts in Judge Brad Charles courtroom. ...
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Barbara Ann Moudy

February 18, 1944 - February 15, 2016

Barbara Ann Moudy, 71, Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. Barbara was born in Lebanon on February 18, 1944, daughter of the late Elmer and Miriam Ludwig Moudy. She was a Lebanon High School Graduate. Barbara was retired after 20 years of service in the housekeeping department in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. She enjoyed...
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Larry R. White

July 26, 1940 - February 14, 2016

Larry R. White, 75, of Myerstown passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Cornwall, PA on July 26, 1940, son of the late Clayton and Alverta Hoke White. Larry served in U.S. Navy and was a retired machinist for Rockwell Industries, Reading. Larry enjoyed playing the Pennsylvania lottery and loved spending time with his grandson, family and...
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Emmy Marchewka

July 23, 1921 - February 6, 2016

Emmy Marchewka, 94, formerly of Lititz and Lancaster passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Colonial Manor, York. Born in Berlin, Germany on July 23, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Richard Muche and Amy Marie Kruger. She was married to Stefan Marchewka who passed away in 2000. Emmy and her husband settled in Lancaster when they immigrated from the Old Country. She was a member of...
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Hector M. Franceschini

September 21, 1938 - February 6, 2016

Hector M. Franceschini, 77, of Lebanon passed away Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Felix Franceschini and Maria Rodriguez. He was the husband of Francisca Ramos. Hector worked in the medical industry as a nurse in Puerto Rico. He was of the catholic faith. He had served in...
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Donald P. Rineer,, Sr.

February 9, 1939 - February 3, 2016

Donald P. Rineer, 76, of Mount Joy passed away Wednesday evening, February 3, 2016 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Born in Lancaster on February 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Chester and Mary Rineer. Donald was an avid coin, stamp and antique collector and dealer. He was a member of the Amvets. He served in the United States Navy from 1956-1960, where he was awarded the Good Conduct...
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Anna P. Miller

October 16, 1920 - January 30, 2016

Anna P. Miller, 95, of Mt. Gretna, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Miller, Sr., who passed away in 2006. Anna was born in Lebanon on October 16, 1920, daughter of the late Earl A. and Rosa C. Arms Parks. Anna was a 1938 graduate of Lebanon High School. She retired from Hershey Chocolate Co. with 25...
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Carlos A. Pagan Santiago

July 16, 1964 - January 26, 2016

Carlos A. Pagan Santiago, 51, of Lebanon passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at his home. Born in Toa Alta, PR, Carlos was the son of the late Victor Pagan and Juanita Santiago. He was married to Marileen Stack-Rivera Pagan for over 28 years. Carlos was pastor of Iglesia Jesucristo El Rey Church in Reading. He loved the Lord and loved to share his word to others. He was...
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Nancy Bowman Hatz

June 30, 1915 - January 20, 2016

Nancy Bowman Hatz, 100, formerly of Mt. Gretna, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016,under the loving care of Masonic Village Hospice, Elizabethtown, PA. Nancy was born in Lebanon on June 30, 1915, daughter of the late George Stephen and Mary Louise Balsbaugh Bowman. She was the wife of the late Russell C. Hatz with whom she shared a 60 year life together immersed in the world of music. ...
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Noelia Padilla

June 9, 1965 - January 20, 2016

Noelia Padilla, 50, of Lancaster passed away at home on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Jose Padilla and Araminta Fernandez. Noelia worked as a custodian at Penn National Off Track Wagering in Lancaster until her illness. She was a fun, loving, and caring person. She loved children and was a wonderful grandmother to Jannessa. She is...
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Laura Tirado Sierra

November 6, 1933 - January 19, 2016

Laura Tirado Sierra, 82, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Cruz Jimenez. Laura was born in Caguas, PR on November 6, 1933, daughter of Anastacio Tirado and Raymunda Sierra. Laura was been employed in the area clothing factories. In addition to her husband Cruz, Laura is survived by sons, Cruz Jimenez, Edgardo Jimenez, Angel...
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Mary Louise Meyer

January 31, 1923 - January 16, 2016

Mary Louise Meyer, 92, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Cedar Haven. Mary was born in Lebanon on January 31, 1923, daughter of the late John G. and Anna Kleiser Meyer. Mary was a graduate of Lebanon High School in 1940 and Lebanon Business College in 1942. Mary retired after 23 years with Prudential Insurance. She was then employed by Lebanon Steel Foundry and later Buell...
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Martha L. "Marty" Cadle

September 13, 1944 - January 16, 2016

Martha L. "Marty" Cadle, 71, of Conestoga formerly of Baltimore passed away Saturday evening, January 16, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Baltimore on September 13, 1944, Marty was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Mary Shreiner Warfield. Marty was a certified nursing assistant in the Baltimore area and had enjoyed waitressing in several restaurants in the Baltimore area...
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James L. "Jim" Hindes

November 26, 1943 - January 16, 2016

James L. "Jim" Hindes, 72, of Pequea passed away Saturday morning, January 16, 2016 at the Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born on November 26, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Michigan, he was the son of the late Jack E. and Letha Alice Kooyers Hindes. Jim was the husband of Patricia Ann Kime with who he married on October 21, 1972. Jim served in the United States Navy and Naval...
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Alexander L. Vo

November 26, 1998 - January 16, 2016

Alexander L. Vo, 17, Lebanon passed away at home on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Born in Lebanon on November 26, 1998, he was the son of Quynh Nhu Vo Haas and the step son of Richard M. Haas. Alexander attended Cedar Crest High School and was part of the IU13 Program. Alexander loved fireworks, balloons, swimming, and wrestling. He had a contagious smile and a love for life. With his love for...
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Andrew K. 'Andy" Miller

January 26, 1973 - January 10, 2016

A determined warrior against his fight with multiple myeloma, Andy Miller, known for his infectious smile, humor and positive attitude peacefully went to permanent rest at Hospice and Community Care on Sunday, January 10, 2016 with family and friends by his side. Born on January 26, 1973 and raised in Lancaster County, Andrew K. "Andy" Miller, 42, was the son of Glenn E. and Linda A. Born...
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James H. "Barry Lee" Hinton

August 4, 1951 - January 9, 2016

James "Barry Lee" H. Hinton, 64, of Lancaster passed away on January 9, 2016 at Hospice & Community Care, Mt. Joy, PA. Born in Mobile, AL, he was the son of the late Lonnie Elizabeth Frazier. A hardworking man by nature, James spent much of his professional career with Armstrong World Industries and most recently with Kunzler & Company. In his spare time, Barry Lee enjoyed fishing, cooking,...
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Mary S. Foltz

August 15, 1921 - January 4, 2016

Mary S. Foltz, 94, Lebanon, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at Spang Crest Manor. She was the wife of the late Donald F. Foltz, Sr., who passed away March 24, 2009. Mary was born in Lebanon on August 15, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna AArrison Stanilla. Mary was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Lebanon where she was a member of the sewing circle. She enjoyed cooking,...
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Oliver J. Werner

October 15, 1927 - December 30, 2015

Oliver J. Werner, 88, formerly of Conestoga and Willow Street passed onto a better place Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in Lancaster. Oliver was born in Lancaster on October 15, 1927, son of the late Thomas H. and Lillian (nee Buchter) Werner. Oliver was married to his wife Sarah for over 61 years and she preceded him in death in 2009. Oliver was a graduate of the Philadelphia School of the...
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Nilsa Ramirez

March 20, 1950 - December 30, 2015

Nilsa Ramirez, 65, Camp Hill, formerly of NY, NY, passed away December 30, 2015 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. She was born in Puerto Rico on March 20, 1950, daughter of the late Mercedes Vargas Carrero. Nilsa had been active with several organizations when living in New York. She is survived by children, Jeanette Rosado, FL, David, husband of Kim Velasquez, MI, 4 grandchildren, sister...
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John E. Sorensen

March 28, 1942 - December 29, 2015

John E. Sorensen, 73, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Linda M. Evanoff Sorensen for 52 years and whom he married in 1963. John was born in Erie, PA on March 28, 1942, son of the late Eyner and Vera Greener Sorensen. John was a graduate of East High School, Erie and attended Gannon College. He was a retired plant manager for Murray Steaks...
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Jane E. Neal

April 21, 1925 - December 22, 2015

Jane E. Neal, 90, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, December21, 2015 at Pottsville Manor Care Health Care Services. She was the wife of the late Ezra Oscar Neal who passed away in 1994. Jane was born in Colebrook on April 4, 1925, daughter of the late William J. and Katherine Walters Weaber. She was a retired machine operator for Hershey Bakery. Jane enjoyed knitting, crocheting and...
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Ronald C. Detwiler

December 11, 1951 - December 18, 2015

Ronald C. Detwiler, 64, of Conestoga passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 18, 2015 at his residence. Born in Lancaster on December 11, 1951, he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Olivia J. Stark Detwiler. Ron worked for over 35 years for Amtrak as an Equipment Operator based out of Lancaster. He was a member of the Pequea Boat Club, Green Hill Sportsman Club, Conestoga Community Group...
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Byron E. Goodyear

August 23, 1981 - December 16, 2015

Byron E. Goodyear, 34, Tamaqua, formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Emily A. Steele Goodyear. Byron was born in Harrisburg on August 23, 1981, son of Clarence H., Jr. and Patricia A. Korn Goodyear, Harrisburg. Byron was a dairy farmer and part time estimator for Ty Construction, Chambersburg. He enjoyed fixing things,...
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Thomas J. Carpenter

June 16, 1945 - December 11, 2015

Thomas J. Carpenter, 70, Cornwall, passed away December 11,2015 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. Tom was born in Lebanon on June 6, 1945, son of the late Raymond and Miriam Paine Carpenter. He was employed as a pressman at the Lebanon Daily News. Tom was a graduate of Cornwall High School in 1963. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Lebanon. He enjoyed the Mt. Gretna area. ...
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Shirley I. Stehman

May 1, 1928 - December 4, 2015

Shirley I. Stehman, 87, formerly of Willow Street and New Danville Pike passed away peacefully Friday morning, December 4, 2015 at the Mennonite Home. Born on May 1, 1928 in Lancaster, Shirley was the daughter of the late John O. and A. Miriam Weller Schlotzhauer. She was married to J. Lloyd Stehman who passed away on March 28, 2010. Shirley was a city girl who married a farm boy and it took...
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Dorothy S. Elble

March 30, 1922 - December 2, 2015

Dorothy S. Elble, 93, Cornwall Manor, Cornwall formerly of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Manor Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Clement W. Elble who passed away February 1, 1997. Dorothy was born in Lebanon on March 30, 1922, daughter of the late Edward E.U. and Bertha H. Kone Schock. She was a 1940 graduate of Lebanon High School. Dorothy is survived...
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Stephanie L. Hersh

December 14, 1985 - December 2, 2015

Stephanie L. Hersh, 29, Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Pottsville on December 14, 1985, daughter of Brigitte Kolmorgen Hersh, Littlestown and Richard W. Hersh, Jr. and wife Lyla, WV. Stephanie is survived in addition to her parents by grandparents, Richard W. Hersh Sr and wife Delores, York, Helmut and Marianne Kolmorgen,...
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Nicolasa Samot

February 16, 1937 - December 1, 2015

Nicolasa Samot, 78, of E. King St., Lancaster passed away Dec. 1, 2015. She was born in Puerto Rico on Feb. 16, 1937. She enjoyed knitting, playing cards, putting puzzles together, and especially cooking. She had cooked for several restaurants during her life. Nicolasa is survived by sons, Jose, Arturo and Geraldo Perez, daughters, Ana and Carmen Zamot and Emillio Morales all of Lancaster...
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Hannah Zackroff

August 8, 1921 - November 30, 2015

Hannah W. Zackroff, 94, Cornwall, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015 at Cornwall Manor. She was the wife of the late Howard Zackroff. Hannah was born in Lebanon on August 8, 1921, daughter of the late Manuel and Minnie Baer Wilson. She was a Lebanon High School class of1939 graduate and was active with the Reunion Committee. She worked at Indiantown Gap as a bookkeeper during WWII and had...
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Leroy C. "Lee" Dickle

June 27, 1933 - November 27, 2015

Leroy C. "Lee" Dickle, 82, of Akron, PA passed away Friday evening, November 27, 2015 at the Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster on June 27, 1933, Lee was the son of the late Leon C. Dickle and Mae Armstrong. Lee was the beloved husband of Barbara A. Fickes Dickle with who he married in Elkton, MD on April 2, 1953. Lee served in the United States Army during...
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David R. Braine

November 24, 2015

David Ralph Braine, 97, of 431 Sand Hill Road, Pequea, PA, died peacefully at home surrounded by family following a period of declining health. Born in Enon Valley, PA, he moved at an early age to Grove City, PA, where he attended public school and graduated from Grove City High School. The last surviving child of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Scott Braine, he was the eighth of eleven siblings (Herbert,...
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Park Leroy Kauffman

March 19, 1924 - November 23, 2015

Park Leroy Kauffman, 91, of Millersville passed away Monday afternoon, November 23, 2015 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Manor Twp., on the family farm on March 19, 1924, he was the son of the late Park M. and Anna Mary Habecker Kauffman. Leroy was a cattle dealer most of his life. He started in the business with the Stockyards in Lancaster where he worked for 40 years before...
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Agnes G. Sorcsek

February 19, 1918 - November 17, 2015

Agnes G. Sorcsek, 97, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Elmcroft of Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Martin D. Sorcsek who passed away August 3, 2015. Agnes was born in Lebanon on February 19, 1918, daughter of the late Paul and Susan Widdarski Ondrusek. Agnes retired in 1970 from Marty's Music Store, Lebanon after 24 years as a bookkeeper. She is survived by sons,...
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Clinton D. "Gus" Van Noy

February 21, 1954 - November 14, 2015

Clinton D. "Gus" Van Noy, 61, Lebanon, formerly of Goodyear, AZ, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He cwas born in Lansing, MI, on February 21, 1954, son of Rosamund N. Houghton Van Hoy and the late John D. Van Noy. Gus was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Scanning Electron Microscope Tech for TESCAN USA in Arizona. Gus was an avid...
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Henry H. Herr

August 19, 1921 - November 9, 2015

Henry H. Herr, 94, of Millersville, formerly of Pequea Twp., passed away peacefully at home Monday, November 9, 2015. Born on August 19, 1921 and raised in Conestoga Twp., Hen was the son of the late I. Walter and Martha Hess Herr. He was the husband of Dorothy I. Herr who passed away May 27, 1991. Hen was a lifelong farmer, beginning with his father in Conestoga Twp., then farming and...
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Phyllis M. "Mac" McDaniels

March 29, 1919 - November 5, 2015

Phyllis M. "Mac" McDaniels, 96, Annville, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Lebanon Valley Home of the United Church of Christ, Annville. She was the wife of William C. "Buckie" McDaniels, Jr., whom she married November 9, 1940 and would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on November 9, 2015. Phyllis was born in Satillo, Huntington Co., PA on March...
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Patricia M. Weltmer

November 7, 1945 - November 4, 2015

Patricia M. Weltmer, 69, Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at her brother Ken's home. She was the wife of the late Douglas J. Weltmer who passed away June 6, 2007. Pat was born in Lebanon on November 7, 1945, daughter of the late Henry E. and Eleanor M. Leib Weikel. She was a retired garment worker and clerk. Pat was a 1964 graduate of Lebanon Catholic High School. She was a...
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Frederick F. Marafioti

September 4, 1964 - November 3, 2015

Frederick F. Marafioti, 51, of Ephrata passed away at home on Tuesday afternoon, November 3, 2015. Born on September 4, 1964 in New Hartford, NY, he was the son of the late Fred S. and Marie A. Leone Marafioti. Fred was a 1982 graduate of New Hartford High School and earned an Associated Degree in Business Mgmt. from Mohawk Valley Community College. Fred worked in Food Service as a director...
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Frederick F. "Fritz" Carpenter

November 16, 1932 - November 1, 2015

Frederick F. "Fritz" Carpenter, 82, East Norriton, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia. He was the husband of the late Almeda J. Gerberich Carpenter who passed away September 30, 2015. Fritz was born in Lebanon on November 16, 1932, son of the late Frank D. and Agnes M. Freshley Carpenter. Fritz was a 1950 graduate of...
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Fern M. Jenks

December 30, 1945 - October 29, 2015

Fern M. Jenks, 69, of Lancaster passed away at Lancaster General Hospital Thursday morning, October 29, 2015. Born in Lancaster on December 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy Gockley Hertzog. She was married to Russell L. Jenks, who survives her. Fern had worked for Baby Ditty Service in Lancaster for 24 years. Fern was a loving and caring person who would do...
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Mary Alice "Dede" Kautz

December 31, 1943 - October 6, 2015

Mary Alice "Dede" Kautz, 71, Lebanon, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Dede left peacefully from her home on earth to her heavenly home surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of Charles William Kautz to whom she was married for 47 years. Born on New Year's Eve, December 31, 1943 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late F. Marion...
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Faye Berliner Kantor

August 5, 1927 - October 1, 2015

Faye Berliner Kantor, 88, Lebanon, formerly of New Rochelle, NY, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, PA. She was the wife of the late Seymour Kantor, whom she had married September 2, 1951 and with whom she shared many happy years. Faye was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 5, 1927, daughter of the late Harry and Faye Sagor Berliner and Minnie Sagor Berliner. Faye...
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Almeda J. Carpenter

February 11, 1932 - September 30, 2015

Almeda J. Carpenter, 83, East Norriton, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Brightview Senior Living. She was the wife of Frederick F. "Fritz" Carpenter. Almeda was born in Lebanon on February 11, 1932, daughter of the late Frank and Stella Struphar Gerberich. Almeda was a 1950 graduate of Lebanon High School. She was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical...
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Scottie L. Kreiser

April 17, 1973 - September 29, 2015

Scottie L. Kreiser, 42, Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Denise J. Bennett Kreiser. Scottie was born in Lebanon on April 17, 1973, son of the late Richard A. and Mary Wealand Kreiser. Scottie was a graduate of Northern Lebanon High School where he played football and baseball. He was a packing tech at Cargill for 13 years. ...
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Jack L. Sanders

September 21, 1937 - September 21, 2015

Jack L. Sanders, 78, Gretna Springs, formerly of Ohioville, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2015 at his residence. He was the husband of Irene Miller Sanders to whom he was married for 59 years. Jack as born in Lebanon on July 16, 1937, son of the late Walter R. and Loye Nye Sanders. Jack was a 1955 graduate of Lebanon High School and graduated from Williamsport Technical...
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