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Patsy J. Herr

October 1, 1936 - April 14, 2018

Patsy J. Herr, 81, of Lancaster passed away with her family by her side at Hospice & Community Care, Saturday evening, April 14, 2018. Born in Lancaster on October 1, 1936 she was the daughter of Clyde A. and Laura M. Griest Burke. She was the wife of Joseph W. Herr who preceded her in death on December 12, 2009. Patsy was a member of Colemanville UM Church, Conestoga. She enjoyed being a...
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Clara L. Preston

June 15, 1930 - April 12, 2018

Clara L. Preston, 87, formerly of Havre De Grace, Maryland and Conestoga, PA passed away Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 at Lancashire Hall in Lancaster. Born on June 15, 1930 in Dundalk, MD she was the daughter of the late Charles and Madaline Stein Hodges. She was the wife of Lewis E. Preston who passed away on May 6, 2001. Clara lived her entire life in Maryland until 2010 when she moved...
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John R. Breneman, Jr.

December 1, 1925 - April 9, 2018

John R. Breneman, Jr., 92, passed away Monday morning, April 9, 2018 at The Glen at Willow Valley. Born on December 1, 1925 in Pequea Twp., he was the son of the late John R., Sr. and Anna Shank Breneman. He was the husband of Arlene M. Kann Breneman who passed away on March 21, 2017. John was a member of Charles M. Howell Lodge #496 F & AM, Millersville where he was a 50 year member,...
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B. "Benny" Tirado Gonzalez

March 22, 1952 - April 8, 2018

Bienvenido "Benny" Tirado Gonzalez, 66, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. Benny was the companion of Mary Wentzel for 45 years. He was born in San German, PR on March 22, 1952. Benny was retired from Murry's Steaks, Lebanon. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with family and his dog Jake. He is survived by a daughter, Andrea Turner...
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Paul E. Baum, Jr.

February 4, 1931 - April 5, 2018

Paul E. Baum, Jr., 87 formerly of Millsboro, DE and Lancaster passed away on Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2018 at the Mennonite Home. Born on February 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Paul E., Sr. and Velma Geesey Baum. He was the husband of Patricia E. Wickenheiser Baum. Paul had worked and retired from Novelty Manufacturing, Lancaster in the shipping department. In addition to his wife,...
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Jose Armando Mercado-Flores

April 20, 1983 - April 4, 2018

Jose Armando Mercado-Flores, 34 of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly on April 4, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital with Meningtis. Born on April 20, 1983 in Mayaguez, PR he was the son of Jose Mercado Miranda and Judith Flores. He was the companion of Maria Rosario-Colon. Jose had worked in sanitation at Tyson Foods for the past 11 years. Armando loved cars, especially Hondas and...
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Douglas W. Wile

August 11, 1942 - March 30, 2018

Douglas W. Wile, 75, of Cornwall, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Cedar Haven, Lebanon. He was the husband of Sandra L. Brady to whom he was married for 58 years. Doug was born in Lebanon on August 11, 1942, son of the late Warren A. and Stella Smith Wile. He was a retired manager for Intel Printing, Lancaster and had previous worked at the former Lebanon Valley Offset. Doug attended...
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Francisca Haydee Cosme

December 7, 1967 - March 28, 2018

Francisca Haydee Cosme, 50, of Lebanon passed away at home with her husband by her side on Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018. Born in San Juan, PR on December 7, 1967 she was the daughter of the late Jose Cosme and Eneida Rosario. She was the husband of Wilfredo Santos. Francisca is survived by her husband and children, Jaime Roman, Ezequiel Roman, Sixzeyi Almestica, Noeliangeliz Velazquez,...
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Oscar Enrique Molina Bardales

June 26, 1969 - March 27, 2018

Oscar Enrique Molina Bardales, 48 passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018. Born in Honduras on June 26, 1969, he was the son of the late Herman Quiroz and Gladys E. Bardales. He was the husband of Sandra A. Hill Molina with who he married on August 18, 1995. Oscar moved to Lancaster in 2001. Oscar and his wife Sandra owned Hillmo & Son, LLC., a cleaning service company. ...
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Gwendolyn B. Juba

June 18, 1926 - March 26, 2018

Gwendolyn Bertha Juba, 91, of Willow Street passed away Monday morning, March 26, 2018 at Ware Presbyterian Home in Oxford, PA. Born on June 18, 1926 in Millville, PA she was the daughter of the late William Brooks Wilson and Ethel Elizabeth Search Wilson.
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Tanya J. Aston

September 19, 1971 - March 17, 2018

Tanya J. Aston, 46, of Manor Township passed away on Saturday morning, March 17, 2018 with her husband Todd by her side. Tanya was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer one year prior to her passing. Born on September 19, 1971 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Pelsinski and Cheryl Kauffman Kieffer. She was the wife of Todd M. Aston with who she married on July 14, 2001. Tanya...
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Ruthann W. Gotwols

November 16, 1923 - March 14, 2018

Born in West Grove, PA on November 16, 1923, Ruthann was the wife and partner of Reverend G. Webster Gotwols. She was the youngest of eight children born to Andrew C. and Mary Ann Thomson Whitehead. She was a life-long Methodist. Ruthann graduated from Philadelphia High School for Girls, studied at The Clarke Conservatory of Music and the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts. She and "Web"...
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Kevin Jay Mowery

September 19, 1965 - March 9, 2018

Kevin Jay Mowery, 52, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Lebanon on September 19, 1965, son of Donald and Virginia A. Rezer Mowery of Lebanon. Kevin was a 1983 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. He served in the US Coast Guard. He was the former owner of King of the Mountain Bike Shop, Lebanon and presently National Accounts Manager of NanaWall....
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Harry D. Neff

March 7, 1933 - March 6, 2018

Harry D. Neff, a day shy of his 85th birthday of West Lampeter Twp., passed away at home early Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018. Harry was born in Lancaster on March 7, 1933, son of the late Harry K. and Katie H. Denlinger Neff. He was the husband of Elaine E. Kiehl with who he married on July 13, 1991. Harry had worked for Bethlehem Steel in Coatesville earlier in life. He then went on to work...
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Christine I. August

August 25, 1954 - March 5, 2018

Christine I. August, 63, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at Cedar Haven. She was the wife of Bruce August of Kodiak, TN. Christine was born in Pottsville on August 25, 1954, daughter of the late Harry M. and Betty Heim Reed. Christine was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Orwigsburg. She was a retired food service worker. Christine was a member of Grace UCC, Lebanon...
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J. Herbert "Jack" Bowman, Jr.

August 29, 1925 - February 26, 2018

J. Herbert "Jack" Bowman, Jr., 92, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Lebanon Valley Home of UCC, Annville. He was the husband of the late Beatrice Markley Bowman who passed away October 10, 1996. Jack was born in Lebanon on August 29, 1925, son of the late J. H. Bowman, Sr. and Blanche Freshley Bowman. Jack was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a retired electrician for...
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Barbara Herschkowitz

December 31, 1934 - February 26, 2018

Barbara Herschkowitz, 83, of Cleona, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born on December 31, 1934 in Warren, Pennsylvania to her late parents, Verna (Spear) Lightner and Roger Lightner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Erwin Herschkowitz, who died in 1989. Barbara attended public school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Muskingum College in Ohio...
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Martha E. Frederick

January 1, 1937 - February 19, 2018

Martha E. Frederick, 81, of Myerstown, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at StoneRidge Towne Center, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Willard R. Frederick, who passed away April 6, 2006. Martha was born in Myerstown on January 1, 1937, daughter of the late Edgar and Alberta Heffelfinger. She was a retired garment worker. Martha had attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lebanon. She...
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John H. Erisman

July 18, 1951 - February 14, 2018

John H. Erisman, 66, of New Providence, formerly of Holtwood and Millersville passed away at home unexpectedly Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from health related issues. Born on July 18, 1951 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late George E. Erisman and Etta F. Heisey Erisman Connell. He was the step son of the late Terrance Connell. John was preceded in death by his wife, Donna L. Rhoads...
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Cruz German Jimenez-Diaz

May 3, 1933 - February 11, 2018

Cruz German Jimenez-Diaz,84, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Life Care Hospital, Mechanicsburg. He was the husband of the late Laura Tirado Sierra. Cruz was born in Morovis, PR on May 3, 1933, son of the late Ventura Jimenez and Benilde Diaz. He was a retired chef. Cruz enjoyed nature. He is survived by children Maria Delos Angeles Jimenez, wife of Carlos Zambrana of...
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Betty Lou Hummel

July 9, 1937 - February 11, 2018

Betty Lou Hummel, 80, of Myerstown, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Richard D. Hummel, whom she married in 1958. Betty was born in Pine Grove on July 9, 1937, daughter of the late George W. and Alma Leonard Lengel. Betty was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and worked as a mold maker for CMI. She enjoyed time with...
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Rick Daniel Rodriguez Ramos

August 4, 1993 - February 8, 2018

Rick Daniel Rodriguez Ramos, 24, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Keyshly Caba. Rick was born in Caguas, PR on August 4, 1993, son of Rick Daniel Rodriguez and Lourdes Milagros Ramos of Lancaster. He was employed as a heavy highway construction worker. Rick enjoyed gaming, time spent with wife and children. ...
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Jon D. Erisman

March 9, 1976 - February 7, 2018

Jon D. Erisman, 41, of New Providence passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Wednesday evening, February 7, 2018 from cancer. Born in Lancaster on March 9, 1976, he was the son of John H. Erisman and the late Donna L. Rhoads Erisman. Jon attended Penn Manor School District. Jon loved to fish and go camping with his family. He was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Jon is survived by...
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Shirley Carl Rothenberg

September 26, 1922 - February 5, 2018

Shirley Carl Rothenberg, 95, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Julius Rothenberg. Shirley was born in Philadelphia on September 26, 1922, only child of Abe and Elizabeth Chaitt Carl. Shirley was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and the proud owner of Logan's Dress Shop in Lebanon. She was a member of Congregation Beth Israel,...
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Marshall L. Beers

January 31, 1928 - February 3, 2018

Marshall L. Beers, 90, of Woodland Estates, Lebanon, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 of natural causes at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Phyllis Artelt Beers, who passed away July 25, 2000. Marshall was born in Dayton, PA on January 31, 1928, son of the late Harry L. and Ida A. Marshall Beers. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Allegheny Technical...
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Rosemarie S. Chapple

February 20, 1929 - January 28, 2018

Rosemarie S. Chapple, 88 of Lititz is now safe in the Arms of Jesus. She passed away on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 at Manor Care of Lancaster with her husband and son by her side after a lengthy illness. Born on February 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James and Mildred Cox Steinmetz. She was the wife of George E.L. Chapple with who she married on June 23, 1962. Rosemarie was...
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Maria Ramirez

November 24, 1944 - January 26, 2018

Maria Ramirez, 73, of Hazelton passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazelton unexpectedly with her family by her side. Born on November 24, 1944 in San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic. Maria worked for TJ Maxx in Hazelton. She attended Hope Community Church in Hazelton. She was a loving mother and grandmother, she will be missed dearly by her son, Jose Sanchez of...
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Jane E. Harner

November 9, 1924 - January 26, 2018

Jane E. Harner, 93, formerly of Conestoga passed away on Friday evening, January 26, 2018 at Encore at Turf Valley, Ellicott City, MD. Born in Philadelphia on November 9, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Packy and Charlotte Harrington McFarland. She was the husband of John E. Harner who preceded her in death on April 19, 2015. Jane was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in...
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Jean A. Greeninger

August 5, 1941 - January 24, 2018

Jean A. Greeninger, 76, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Bennett G. Greeninger to whom she was married for 57 years. Jean was born in Quentin on August 5, 1941, daughter of the late Harvey and Stella Kline Reist. Jean was a graduate of Cornwall High School Class of 1959. She had been employed by DiAnn...
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Stephen C. Shirk

March 29, 1957 - January 17, 2018

Stephen C. Shirk, 60, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of LaVerne Schnoke Shirk, to whom he was married for 20 years. Steve was born in Lebanon on March 29, 1957, son of the late Charles and Joanne Wagner Shirk. He was an Army Veteran. Steve was employed as Grounds and Maintenance Manager of Hershey Park Camping...
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John A. Baney

July 30, 1925 - January 16, 2018

John A. Baney, 92, of Lebanon, husband of the late Lela L. Lawrence Baney who passed away October 2012, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. He was born in Lebanon on July 30, 1925, son of the late John R. and Marion E. Trostle Baney. John was a retired electrician for the PA National Guard at Ft. Indiantown Gap. He was an Army Veteran. John enjoyed hunting,...
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Patricia A. Edmondson

September 8, 1943 - January 13, 2018

Patricia A. Edmondson, 74 of Lebanon, passed way January 13, 2018 at the Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Michael Lawler who passed away in 1983. Pat was born in Jersey City, NJ on September 8, 1043, daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Kennedy Conlin. Pat was a retired Quarry Weight Master and later worked as a bartender and was a member of American Legion Post 311,...
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Ronald L. Schmoltze

April 25, 1936 - January 11, 2018

Ronald L. Schmoltze, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Takeshi Asami of Lebanon. Ron was born in Ashland on April 25, 1936, son of the late Harry J. and Alma G. Gable Schmoltze. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Ron was received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Oberlin College and...
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Helen M. Davenport

January 11, 2018

Helen M. Davenport, 89, of Manor Twp., passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy after a 3 month illness. Born in Pittston, PA she was the daughter of the late James P. and Helen Corcoran Wall. She was the beloved wife of William A. Davenport who preceded her in death on June 14, 1993. Helen graduated in 1947 from Jenkins Twp. High School, Sebastopol, PA. She had worked for Bell...
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Milagros Cruz Vazquez

November 13, 1948 - January 7, 2018

Milagros Cruz Vazquez, 69, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Santos Vazquez. Milagros was born in Yauco, PR daughter of the late Miguel Cruz and Carmen Agostiny. She was a homemaker and loved time spent with family and especially the grandchildren. She loved frogs. Milagros is survived by children, Carmen...
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I. Ray Kline

June 2, 1947 - January 6, 2018

Rev. I. Ray Kline, 70, of Palmyra passed away with his family by his side at his home Saturday morning January 6, 2018. Ray was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on December 24, 2015. He served the Lord and the Community up until his passing. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." Born in Lewisburg, PA on June 2, 1947, he was the son of Ira R. Kline...
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Brandon J. Kilby

January 11, 1985 - January 5, 2018

Brandon J. Kilby, 32, of Pequea died Friday evening, January 5, 2018 just 6 days shy of his 33rd brithday in Providence Twp., from injuries received in an automobile accident. Born in Lancaster on January 11, 1985, he was the son of the late James R. Kilby and Julie A. Galzerano Kilby of Pequea. Brandon attended Solanco High School. He loved cooking and making his secret recipe ribs. He was...
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Gladys Luz Rodriguez

October 8, 1939 - January 1, 2018

Gladys Luz Rodriguez, 78, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Manor Care Healthcare Services Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Jose Roberto Rodriguez Sanchez. Gladys was born in Santurce, PR on October 8, 1939, a daughter of the late Jose Rodriguez Reyes and Julia Gutierrez Feliciano. She was a homemaker. Gladys attended Iglesias de Restauracion. She enjoyed watching TV,...
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Mary Ann Appel

January 7, 1965 - December 30, 2017

Mary Ann Appel, 52, formerly of Conestoga passed away after a brief illness with pneumonia in Lycoming County on Saturday morning, December 30, 2017. Born in Lancaster on January 7, 1965 she was the daughter of Thomas D. and Geraldine F. Shreiner Grassel. In addition to her parents of Conestoga, Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Steven L., husband of Cristen (Usciak) Appel of Millersville,...
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Joanne L. A. Honeychurch

March 4, 1938 - December 26, 2017

Joanne L.A. Wright Honeychurch, 79, of Cornwall, formerly of Mt. Gretna and Lemoyne, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas H. Honeychurch who passed away July 29, 2014. Joanne was born in Harrisburg on March 4, 1938, daughter of the late George S. and Ruth M. Haller Achorn. She was former owner/ operator of the One Stop...
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Eve S. Kline

April 4, 1936 - December 26, 2017

Eve S. Kline, 81, of West Willow died on December 26, 2017 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Minna Levensohn Skirball. She was raised and grew up in Brookline, MA. She was married for 28 years to Donald B. Kline, who survives her. Eve attended Hood College in Frederick, MD and Boston University Sargent College of Physical Therapy in Boston. She worked in several...
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Lloyd B. "Pete" Wilson

December 24, 2017

Lloyd B. "Pete" Wilson, 83, of Pequea Twp., Lancaster County passed away at home on Christmas Eve. Born in New Danville, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Catherine E. Bechtold Wilson. He was the husband of Lynda A. Siegler Wilson with whom he married on November 26, 1960. Pete served in the United States Army where he obtained the rank of SP4. In his younger years, he worked for the...
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Craig A. Mickel

November 25, 1950 - December 22, 2017

Mr. Craig A. Mickel, 67, of Lancaster, went to be with our Lord on Dec. 22, 2017. He was looking forward to being reunited with his beloved wife, Susie, in Heaven. Susan had preceded him in death in January of 2017. Craig was also looking forward to being reunited with his dearly missed son, Travis A. Mickel, who passed in 2004. Mick was born on Nov. 25, 1950 in Altoona, PA, son of the late...
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Donald H. "Sully" Sullenberger, Sr.

July 18, 1935 - December 19, 2017

Donald H. "Sully" Sullenberger, Sr., 82 of Lancaster passed away at Conestoga View Tuesday evening, December 19, 2017. Born on July 18, 1935 in Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Rintz Sullenberger. He was the husband of Anna M. Miller with who he married on July 18, 1954. Sully graduated from Solanco High School. He had worked in the Ice Cream plant for...
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Jeff E. Harris

February 16, 1961 - December 17, 2017

Jeff E. Harris, 56, of Willow Street passed away at Hospice & Community Care Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 with his wife by his bedside. Born on February 16, 1961 in Eustis, FL, he was the son of the late Carl and Jeanne Ella Mae Harrison Harris. Jeff was the husband of Michele A. Kramer Harris with who he married on July 2, 2005. Jeff was a self employed painter working until his illness...
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Hector Felix Rosa

September 23, 1967 - December 17, 2017

Hector Felix Rosa, 50 of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 at his home. Born on September 23, 1967, he was the son of the Domingo Rosa of Puerto Rico and Elizabeth Lebron of Lancaster. He was the companion of Jean Smith. Hector was a great handyman and loved his family. In addition to his mother, Elizabeth, his father, Domingo and his companion, Jean,...
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Delfin Santiago Martinez

July 30, 1948 - December 17, 2017

Delfin Santiago Martinez, 69 of Lancaster passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on July 30, 1948 in Yauco, PR, he was the son of the late Juan Santiago and Herminia Martinez. He was the husband of Claribel Rios Santiago. Delfin worked in food service for the Host Resort and also as a stocker for Wal Mart. He was a member of First Spanish Assembly of God. ...
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Helene D. Witters

May 20, 1932 - December 4, 2017

Helene D. Witters, 85, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Witters who passed away February 1, 2007. Helene was born in Shenandoah on May 20, 1932, daughter of the late Elmer T. and Helen McCoog Davies. She was retired from the Hershey Chocolate Co. Helene enjoyed polka dancing, jigger bug music and loved animals. Helene...
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Michael A. Arenas

August 19, 1976 - December 3, 2017

Michael A. Arenas, 41, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 19, 1976, son of Sylvester Arenas of Lebanon and Felicita Charriez of Lebanon. He was employed at Lebanon Packaging. Mike enjoyed playing the conga drums. In addition to his parents he is survived by a daughter, Kiara Arenas of...
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Evelyn Monzon-Santiago

September 18, 1985 - December 3, 2017

Evelyn Monzon-Santiago, 32, of Lancaster passed away Sunday morning, December 3, 2017 at her home. Born on September 18, 1985 in Humacio, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Eladio Rivera and Maria Santiago. She was the companion of AJ Tshudy. Evie worked for the past several years in food prep for Olive Garden at Park City Center. She was always found with a smile on her face, outgoing and...
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Sally Ann Bomgardner

June 26, 1944 - December 3, 2017

Sally A. Bomgardner, 73, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Bomgardner, Sr., who passed away in 1995. Sally was born in Lebanon on June 26, 1944, daughter of the late Marlin and Marion Barr Blantz. She enjoyed crocheting, bingo, going to casinos and family time, especially with her...
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Darlene S. Depoe

January 20, 1951 - December 2, 2017

Darlene S. Depoe, 66, formerly of West Hempfield Twp. and Lancaster passed away on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehab, Columbia. Born in Lancaster on January 20, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Richard S. Swain and Lorraine J. Pfeiffer Kirchner. Darlene was a 1969 graduate of Hempfield High School. She had worked as a dental assistant for several years...
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Francis Gordon "Fran" Reichard

September 14, 1937 - December 1, 2017

Francis Gordon "Fran" Reichard, 80, of Palmyra, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Sandra L. Nace Reichard whom he married June 12, 1971. Fran was born in Lebanon on September 14, 1937, son of the late Claude L. and Jennie Nye Reichard. Fran had been employed as a mechanic at Lebanon Packaging. He enjoyed watching sports, especially Penn State. ...
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Jane R. Atkinson

August 5, 1925 - November 28, 2017

Jane R. Atkinson, 92, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Robert W. Atkinson to whom she was married for 65 years. Jane was born in Philadelphia on August 5, 1925, daughter of the late William S. and Rose M. Emilius Barbour. Jane was a former insurance agent for Gebhard Insurance Agency. During WWII she worked as a machinist in her...
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Michael S. Nitz-Chappel

November 26, 1990 - November 28, 2017

Michael S. Nitz-Chappel, 27, of Myerstown, passed away November 28, 2017 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Hershey on November 26, 1990, son of Stephen M. Chappel husband of Cindy Chappel, of Lebanon and Doreen E. Nitz of Chicago. Mike was a 2009 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. He enjoyed four wheeling and fishing. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by brothers,...
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Javier Caraballo Lugo

July 19, 1993 - November 27, 2017

Javier Caraballo Lugo, 24, of Lancaster died at home Monday morning, November 27, 2017. Born on July 19, 1993 in Mayaquez, PR, he was the son of Freddie Caraballo and Isabel Lugo. Javier graduated from Phoenix Academy. Javier worked as a forklift operator. He enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition to his parents, Javier is survived by his siblings, Gisbel Caraballo, Xavier...
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William H. Sherman

November 19, 1931 - November 21, 2017

Rev. William Henry Sherman, 86, of Lebanon went home to be with his Lord and be reunited with his wife Ruth Metz Sherman who passed away in 1984 and son Gary who passed away in 1998, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Reading Medical Center. He was born in Ono on November 19, 1931, son of the late Arthur W. and Sarah D. Boyer Sherman. Bill was a 1950 Honors graduate of Jonestown High School...
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Doris Jean "Dorie" Linn

October 28, 1930 - November 21, 2017

Doris Jean "Dorie" Linn, 87, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her residence. She is survived by her husband W. Ben Linn to whom she was married for 65 years. Dorie was born in Catawissa on October 28, 1930, daughter of the late S. Nelson and Augusta Schact Hartman. Dorie was an avid lover of dogs, birds, flowers and especially her family. In addition to her husband,...
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Fred Klompus

November 7, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Fred Klompus, 92, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully with his loving wife and family at his bedside, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Stoneridge Skilled Care Center, Myerstown. He was the husband of Lucille Weierbach Klompus to whom he was married for 67 years. Fred was born in Lebanon on November 7, 1925, son of the late David and Anna Houck Klompus. Fred was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He had a...
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Gloria P. Shirk

January 28, 1934 - November 12, 2017

Gloria P. Shirk, 83, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Ray K. Shirk who passed away November 12, 2005. Gloria was born Lebanon on January 28, 1934, daughter of the late Henry A. and Martha Erwin Pressel. She was a 1951 graduate of Lebanon High School. Gloria was employed as a library aide at Harding Elementary School...
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Victor "Geno" Hawk

June 19, 1975 - November 9, 2017

Victor G. "Geno" Hawk, 64, Conestoga died at home unexpectantly Thursday morning, November 9, 2017. Born on Lancaster on June 19, 1953, he was the son of the late Ray M. and Alberta Strausser Hawk. Geno was married to Janice L. Hinkledire Hawk, they married on June 28, 1975. Geno had worked in several restaurants as a cook prior to his disability. He worked for several years for F.W....
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Beatriz "Betty" Cortina-Yace

July 29, 1937 - November 9, 2017

Beatriz "Betty" Cortina-Yace, 80 of East Petersburg passed away Thursday afternoon at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy with her family by her side. Born on July 29, 1937 in Mayaguez, PR, she was the daughter of the late Rafael Cortina and Nina Yace. Betty moved to Lancaster on December 21, 2004. She retired from Tyson Foods in New Holland. She loved watching kids and shopping. She was...
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George M. Feehely

July 12, 1941 - November 7, 2017

George M. Feehely, 78, of Cornwall, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Cornwall Manor Health Center. He was born in Baltimore, MD on July 12, 1941, son of the late Leo Joseph "Buck" and Grace Loretta Wenger Feehely. He was self-employed working in several different fields over the years. George was a member of Glen Burnie Lodge #213 F&AM. He enjoyed crabbing, hunting and had a green...
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Mary L. Ashburn

October 9, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Mary L Ashburn, 90, Lebanon, formerly of Mechanicsburg and Ocean City, Md., passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at her residence, with her family at her bedside. She was the wife of Ralph W. Ashburn, for 67 wonderful years. They were married on July 1, 1950. Mary was born in Akron, OH. on October 9, 1927, daughter of the late Larry and Mable Weller Leister . Mary spent most of her early...
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Roberto Burgos

April 26, 1946 - November 4, 2017

Roberto Burgos-Marquez, 71, of Lebanon passed away at home, Saturday evening, November 4, 2017 with his family by his side. Born on April 26, 1946 in Morovis, PR, he was the son of the late Lino Burgos and Carmen Marquez. Roberto was the husband of Maria Rivera who survives him. Roberto moved to Lebanon in 2005 from Puerto Rico. He was a carpenter in Puerto Rico. He was a member of Iglesia...
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William R. Basehore

January 27, 1936 - November 2, 2017

William R. Basehore, 81, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, November 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Lebanon on January 27, 1936, son of the late Lee A. and June M. Fox Basehore. William was employed for 10 years at the former Olmstead Air Force Base, Middletown and retired as a Supply Systems Analyst in 1991 from the Department of Defense, US Army Security Assistance Command, New Cumberland...
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Michael S. Heilman

January 11, 1961 - November 1, 2017

Michael S. Heilman, 56, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, November1, 2017 at Forest Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation, Carlisle. He was born in Harrisburg on January 11, 1961, son of Gayle Hunberger Heilman of Lebanon and the late Paul T. Heilman. Michael was a 1979 graduate of Lebanon High School. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, Lebanon and the NRA. He...
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Linda M. Engle

February 19, 1954 - October 31, 2017

Linda M. Engle, 63, of Quentin, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Health Center of Cornwall Manor. She was the wife of James E. Engle whom she married March 16, 1974. Linda was born in Manheim on February 19, 1954, daughter of the late J. Robert and Mae Bradley Ruhl. Linda was a 1972 graduate of Manheim Central High School. She was secretary at the family business, Engle's Body...
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Jasmine "Jazz" Rosa

February 22, 1982 - October 28, 2017

Jasmine "Jazz" Rosa, 31, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Lancaster. She was born in Lancaster on February 22, 1986, daughter of Carmen Otero of Lancaster, and Samuel Rosa, Sr of York. Jazz enjoyed raising her children, music and was a positive outgoing person and loved people. Jazz, in addition to her parents, is survived by her children, James Boyer, Jameer Rosa,...
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Leslie Craig

October 21, 1946 - October 27, 2017

Leslie Craig, 71, of Lebanon passed away Friday evening, October 27, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center. Born in LaFollette, TN on October 21, 1946, he was the son of the late Clayton L. and Bernice R. Smith Craig. Les was the husband of Mary Ann Shostek Craig, whom he married on June 6, 1998. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria Anna Grijsbach Craig, who passed away on November 9,...
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Fred H. Rountree

April 3, 1920 - October 26, 2017

Fred H. Rountree, 97, of Manor Twp., Lancaster County passed away Thursday evening, October 26, 2017 at Oak Leaf Manor, Millersville with his wife by his side. Born on April 3, 1920 in Morrisville, MO, he was the son of the late Joseph Clarence and Mae Robinson Rountree. He was the husband of Margaret D. Shaw Rountree with who he married on June 26, 1976. He was preceded in death by his first...
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Freddie R. Guzman

January 17, 1962 - October 25, 2017

Freddie R. Guzman, 55, of Lancaster passed away on Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on January 17, 1962 in Ponce, PR, he was the son of Freddie Guzman and the late Janette Figueroa. He was the husband of Leticia Filomeno with who he married on November 30, 1985. Freddie worked for over 32 years for Tyson Foods in New Holland as a laborer and Forklift...
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Ronald A. Hayes

December 17, 1951 - October 24, 2017

Ronald Alfred Hayes, 65, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Chicago, IL on December 17, 1951, son of the late Richard B. and Earlee A. Jones Hayes. Ron was a retired construction worker and was working as Sexton at Salem Lutheran Church, Lebanon. He was a 1969 graduate of Cedar Crest High School. Ron attended...
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Kenneth D. Downie

January 31, 1951 - October 24, 2017

Kenneth D. Downie, 66 of Marticville passed away Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at Conestoga View. Born on January 31, 1951 in Bossier, LA he was the son of the late Richard and Genevieve May Downie. He was the step son of Emma Downie who survives. Ken was married on July 26, 2003 to Sandra L. Fryberger Downie. Ken served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a certified HVAC...
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Steven E. Wile

May 14, 1970 - October 19, 2017

Steven E. Wile, 47 of Lebanon passed away at home on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Steve was born in Drexel Brook, PA on May 14, 1970, son of James E. Wile and the late Margaret Snoke Wile. Steve graduated from Elco High School. He furthered his education at Berks Technical Institute studying computer science. Steve enjoyed reading, politics and volunteered with the Democratic Party. Steve...
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Richard E. Thompson

November 20, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Richard E. Thompson, 92, of Lancaster passed away at Lancaster General Hospital early Monday morning, October 16, 2017. Born in Lancaster on November 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Wallace C. and Barbara M. Miller Thompson. He was the husband of Anna P. Young Thompson with who he married on September 25, 1948. Dick served during WWII in the United States Navy, enlisting in April of 1943....
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Thelma L. Boger

September 16, 1921 - October 15, 2017

Thelma L. Boger, 96, of Cornwall, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Roger L. Boger whom she had married January 24, 1942. Thelma was born in Lebanon on September 16, 1921, daughter of the late Horace L. and Amelia S. Albert Boyer. She was a graduate of Lebanon High School Class of 1939 and Lebanon Business College in...
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Suu T. Nguyen

March 9, 1924 - October 15, 2017

Suu T. Nguyen, 93, of Lebanon passed away at home after a brief illness. Born on March 9, 1924 in Savannakhet, Laos, she was the daughter of the late Thu and Dang Nguyen. She moved to the United States in 1992. Suu is survived by her children, Long Vo of Portland, OR, Chau and Hoang Vo of Lebanon, Hau Vo of Santa Ana, CA, Dung Vo of Perkasie, PA, Tri Vo of San Jose, CA, Tuyet and Van Vo,...
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Grace M. Tom

June 11, 1926 - October 12, 2017

Grace M. Tom, 91, Cornwall, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of the late C.F. Joseph Tom who passed away in 2004. Grace was born in Chicago, IL on June 11, 1926, daughter of the late Hong Moy and the late Florence Chan Moy. She received her BA in Education in 1946 from Chicago Teachers College and taught for 2 years in the Chicago...
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Thomas Frederick Hudish

April 11, 1941 - October 6, 2017

Thomas Frederick Hudish, 76, of Cornwall, PA, passed away Friday evening, October 6, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Morann, Clearfield County, PA, on April 11, 1941. He was the son of the late Michael Hudish and Anne Rosella Shedlock Hudish. Fred was the husband of Linda Dorland Porter Hudish, whom he married June 22, 1963 at Castle AF Base, CA. Fred graduated from Moshannon...
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Betty L. Toms Bressler

January 19, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Betty L. Toms Bressler, 86, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Stoneridge Poplar Run, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Raymond Bressler and companion of the late Frank Fink. Betty was born in Lebanon on January 19, 1931, daughter of the late John C. and Rhoda Bollinger Toms. Betty was a member of the Class of 1949 at Lebanon High School. She had worked at a fruit...
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Gary L. "Fat Boy" Osborne

September 10, 1966 - October 3, 2017

Gary L. "Fat Boy" Osborne, 51, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of Sharron L. Brenner Osborne to whom he was married for 22 years. Gary was born in Lancaster on September 10, 1966, son of Donna Barnett Osborne of Lititz and the late Robert Osborne. Gary was a employed as a truck driver last working for Dale Good Trucking. Gary enjoyed...
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Ermelinda Robles

March 23, 1977 - October 1, 2017

Ermelinda Robles, 40, of Lancaster passed away in Annapolis, MD Sunday evening, October 1, 2017. Born on March 23, 1977 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Ermelinda Robles of Lancaster. She enjoyed camping, fishing, singing, dancing, yard sales and couponing. Besides her mother, Ermelinda is survived by her daughter Melanie Melinda Jusiano of Lancaster; brothers, Javier Robles of...
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Christina Maria Ortiz Otero

September 22, 2017

Christina Maria Ortiz- Otero, 79, of Lancaster passed away at Lancaster General Hospital Friday morning, September 22, 2017. Born in Orocovis, PR, she was the daughter of the late Juan Ortiz and Aulalia Otero. Christina moved to Lancaster in 1975 and made it her home. She enjoyed cooking for family, watching her Spanish soap operas and sitting under her tree at her home. Family was very...
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Orlena F. Stauffer Brubaker

September 22, 2017

Orlena F. Stauffer Brubaker, 92, of Lititz, passed away on September 22, 2017 at Luther Acres, Lititz. She was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster County, daughter of the Jacob Y. and Margie Frey Stauffer. Orlena was the wife of the John Henry Brubaker who passed away in June 2017 and with whom she celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2017. Orlena had various jobs including...
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Gilberto S. Vega

September 12, 1952 - September 22, 2017

Gilberto S. Vega, 65, of Lancaster passed away Friday evening, September 22, 2017, at Hershey Medical Center. Born on September 12, 1952, Gilberto grew up in San José, Costa Rica to the late Gilberto Sequeira Gómez and Flora Vega Gamboa. He was the husband of Elaine M. Goodhart Vega, whom he married on June 24, 1987. Gilberto was a high school graduate and attended the University of...
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John A. Miller, Jr.

September 1, 1935 - September 16, 2017

John A. Miller, Jr, 82, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill. He was the husband of Sandra Heck Miller whom he married on May 28, 1977. John was born in Harrisburg on September 1, 1935, son of the late John A. Sr. and Mildred Dubble Miller. John was a 1954 graduate of South Lebanon High School and served with the US Army. He was a...
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Dennis E. Strausser, Sr

December 19, 1942 - September 14, 2017

Dennis E. Strausser, Sr., 73, of Lebanon, stepped into eternity on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at his residents. He was the husband of Patricia A. Kercher Blouch Strausser. Dennis was born on December 19, 1942 son of the late Irvin and Myrle Strausser. Dennis served in the US Navy. He was a retired machinist at CarTech in Reading and had been a police officer for West Cornwall Twp. Dennis...
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Nga Vo

June 25, 1959 - September 12, 2017

Nga Vo, 58, of Lebanon passed away at her home on Tuesday evening, September 12, 2017 with her husband and sons by her side. Born on June 25, 1959 in Saigon, Vietnam, she was the daughter of the late Ho T. Vo and Suu T. Nguyen. She was the wife of Thanh V. Vo with who she married in 1988. Nga and her family moved to Lebanon from Vietnam in 2010. She worked for Bell & Evans in Fredericksburg. ...
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Olga M. Pagan

August 21, 1938 - September 10, 2017

Olga M. Pagan, 79, of Lancaster passed away at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy on Sunday afternoon, September 10, 2017. Born in Utuado, PR on August 21, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Eduardo Ramos and Efegenia Serrano Santiago. She was married to Santos Pagan who preceded her in death. Olga worked for Baby's Dy Dees as an inspector for many years prior to retiring in 2001. Olga...
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Eugene P. Sando

October 7, 1927 - September 9, 2017

Eugene P. Sando, 89, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday September 9, 2017 at Juniper Village, Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Mary S. Lesher Sando who passed away in 2015. Gene was born in Lebanon on October 7, 1927, son of the late Harry W. and Rosa E. Gingrich Sando. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School in 1944 and Hershey Junior College in 1954. Gene was an Army Veteran of...
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Iris B. Melendez Flores

January 22, 1957 - August 30, 2017

Iris B. Melendez Flores, 60, of Steelton, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in the Harrisburg Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederico Ayala Torres who passed away in July 2014. Iris was born in San German, PR on January 22, 1957. Iris enjoyed watching TV, shopping and Avon jewelry. She is survived by daughter Mayda Melendez of FL, son Luis Torres of Allentown, stepdaughter...
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Paul W. Heist

August 22, 1950 - August 29, 2017

Paul W. Heist, 67, formerly of Reading, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Paul was born in Monte Vista, CO on August 22, 1950, son of Ray A. Heist of Shillington and the late Lorraine M. Heller Heist. Paul was a 1968 graduate of West Reading High School and a Veteran of the US Air Force. He was a retired Track Technician at Maple Grove Raceway. He was an...
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Glen R. Cousins

June 1, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Glen R. Cousins, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Lebanon Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Joan E. Krick Cousins. Glen was born in Jackson Center, PA on June 1, 1936, son of the late David R. and Janet M. Bain Cousins. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Glen retired after 37 years service as a Corporal from the Pennsylvania State Police...
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Charles F. "Charlie" Peters

July 6, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Charles F. Peters, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Lebanon on July 6, 1936, son of Charles M. and Annetta R. Royer Peters. Charlie was a professional firefighter retiring on January 1, 1987, from the City of Lebanon Fire Department with 23 years of service having last driven for the Union Fire Co. After he retired he worked part time with...
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Gary L. Rohrbach

August 23, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Gary L. Rohrbach, 72, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. He was the husband of Jane Mason Rohrbach whom he married in June 1974. Gary was born in Allentown on August 23, 1945, son of the late Eddie P. and Elsie Groff Rohrbach. He was a graduate of Kutztown and Lehigh Universities. Gary was a retired teacher and coach in the Cornwall Lebanon School District. He had coached the 1994 Tennis...
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Dalton J. Meadows

June 28, 2000 - August 23, 2017

Dalton J. Meadows, 17 of New Holland died at home Wednesday morning, August 23, 2017. Born in Reading, PA on June 28, 2000 Dalton was the son of David A. Meadows and the late Kelly S. Quinn Meadows. Dalton attended Garden Spot High School. Dalton enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and going to the beach. He loved to hang out with his friends and never missed a chance to take a selfie! Dalton...
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Le Effie Keperling

January 7, 1930 - August 23, 2017

Le Effie Keperling, 87, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late John F. Keperling, Jr who passed away in 2004. Effie was born in Ironville on January 7, 1930, daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Hogentogler Weaver. Effie was a loving homemaker and enjoyed bingo, puzzle books and playing cards, especially 500...
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Patrick G. Sensenig

October 2, 1989 - August 18, 2017

Patrick G. Sensenig, 27 of Conestoga died at his home on Friday morning, August 18, 2017. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Patricia A. Good Sensenig. Patrick was a 2008 graduate of Solanco High School. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking. He was a member of the NRA. Patrick was currently employed with Casual Living in New Holland. In addition to his mother, Patrick will be dearly...
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Enrique Torres

July 15, 1937 - August 18, 2017

Enrique Torres, 80, Lancaster, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Sonia Rosa Torres. Enrique was born in Ponce, PR on July 15, 1937, son of the late Julia Gonzales. He had been employed as a production worker in a noodle factory in PR. Enrique loved to cook and enjoyed collecting model ships. Enrique is survived by children, Gladys, wife of...
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