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Nicholas L. "Nick" Attick, 90, of Eldersburg, formerly of Danbury, CT, passed away May 9 at the Fairhaven Health Care Center, Sykesville. He was the husband of Dorothy P. Attick. Also surviving are son, Mark D. Byrnes (Susan Lankford-Byrnes) of NJ; daughter, Doreen (Vincent) Spinoso of Eldersburg; and grandchildren, Drew, John, Zak and Bridgette.

Emil Bognanni, 97, passed away May 8 at his home in Reisterstown. He was the widower of Constance DeBald Bognanni. Surviving are daughters, Rosalee Bognanni and Carole Bognanni (Kenneth) Sacra; grandchildren, Dena (Christopher) Voxakis, Marc & Somer Sommerville, Tony Sacra and Todd (Laura) Sommerville; great-grandchildren, Eva, Anna, Elena, Evan, and Reygan; nieces and nephews.

Sandra L. Bowers, 69, of Littlestown, passed away May 10 at her home. She was widow of William E. "Bill" Bowers. Surviving are daughters, Tonia R. (James R.) Reichart, and Tara L. Staub, all of Littlestown; grandchildren, Luke (Carley)?Reichart, Lauren Reichart, Alyssa Reichart and Emily, Brayden and Eliana Staub; great-grandson, Gavin Reichart; and brother, Elwood D. "Elgie" Albin II of Littlestown.

Elsa Burns, 75, of Hanover, wife of Jerry D. Burns, Sr., passed away May 7 at her home. Also surviving are daughter, Lisa A. (Douglas)?Docimo, and stepson, Jerry D. (Brenda) Burns, Jr., all of Hanover; sister, Evelyn Bradford and brother, Matthew Stone, both of Baltimore; grandchildren, Emerson E. Stansbury, III, Bryan K. Stansbury, Jennifer M. Dewberry, Sarah E. Dewberry, Taylor Morgan, Courtney A. Hippensteel, and Jeremy D. Burns; and great-grandchildren.

James A. "Jim" "Blink" Chaney, 49, of Westminster, passed away May 12. He was the son of Evelyn and Fred Tolodziecki of Laurel, and the husband of Diane G. Chaney. James is also survived by son, Jesse Chaney, and daughters, Grace, Evelyn and Elizabeth Chaney, all of Westminster; sisters, Donna Chaney of Eldersburg and Maria Manzulli of Westminster; nephew, Dylan; and niece, Ashley.

Brandon Wesley Clark, 18, of Hanover, passed away May 10. He was the son of Rebecca Lynn McQuay and Charles Marvin Clark, both of Hanover, and both formerly of Sykesville. Also surviving are grandmother, Jane Ellen McQuay of Sykesville; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Denis E. Connelly, 68, of Hanover, passed away May 12 in Littlestown. He is survived by sisters, Mary Ann (Joseph)?Day of Lincoln University, PA, and Kathryn L. Connelly of Havertown; and brothers, John M. Connelly of Paoli, PA, and James A. (Eleanor) Connelly of Villanova, PA.

Cora R. Diehl, 98, of Hanover, passed away May 11 at the Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Center. She is survived by cousins.

Mary Louise (Kimmelshue) Dorn, 74, passed away November 14 in Clearwater, FL. Formerly of Woodlawn & Westminster, she was the wife of the late Vernon F. Dorn, Sr. Surviving are daughter, Deborah Dorn Page, Largo, FL; son, Vernon F. "Butch" (Theresa) Dorn, Jr. of Huntersville, NC; grandson, Adam J. Dorn, Largo; granddaughters, Taylor and Savannah Dorn, Huntersville; and siblings, Barbara Kimmelshue-Kearns (Vernon) of Hanover, and Janet C. Shipley of Baltimore.

Joanne M. (Green) Eisenhart, 86, of East Berlin, passed away May 9 at The Brethren Home Community. She was the widow of John H. Eisenhart. Joanne is survived by daughters, Pamela A. (Jack)?Cashman of East Berlin, and Judith A. Givens of York;  son, Mark D. (Shirley) Eisenhart of East Berlin; grandchildren, Wendy K. Cashman of East Berlin, Molly L. Cashman of New Oxford, Erin R. Givens of York, and John D. Eisenhart of East Berlin; and great-grandchildren.

Wayne Lester Erb, Sr., 64, of Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of York, passed away May 1 at Winchester Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Deborah Ann Stevens Erb; children, Wayne Lester Erb, Jr. of Mt. Wolf, Tammy Dee Jackson of Mulberry, FL, Daniel Jacob Erb of York, and Hope Nicole Mitchell of Manchester; sisters, Janet Rohrbaugh of Spring Grove, Phyllis Klinefelter, Martha Wiles and Margaret Warner, all of Hanover, Mary Talireco of Abbottstown, Sandy McWilliams of East Berlin, and Donna Croger of Hanover; brother, George E. Erb, Jr. of Gettysburg; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Carol Diane Eustis, 69, of Westminster, passed away May 9 at her home. She was the spouse of Linda L. Twenty. Also surviving are sister, Gail E. Franklin of Acworth, GA; niece, Emily L. Franklin of Washington, DC; and nephew, Kyle D. Franklin of Houston, TX.

Dorothy R. (Brown) Feiser, 95, of New Oxford, passed away May 8 at HeartFields at Frederick. She was the wife of the late Frederick F. Feiser. Dorothy is survived by son, J. Clark Feiser of Natchez, MS; daughter, Rosina A. (Don) Novak of Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Indra Books, Robin Feiser, Shannon Price, Felicity Feiser, and Jessica Reed; and great-grandchildren, Robert Feiser, Jordan Reed and Jayden Reed.

Lola I. (Bortner) Flickinger, 93, of New Oxford, passed away May 7 at the Brethren Home. She was the widow of Grover E. Flickinger. Lola is survived by children, Darvin E. (Rebecca) Flickinger of Harrisburg, and Lucille L. (Dwight) Rohrbaugh of Wellsville; grandchildren, Chad Flickinger, Matthew Flickinger, and Scott Rohrbaugh; great-grandchildren, Christina, Samantha, and Owen Rohrbaugh; nieces and nephews.

Andrew M. Giglio, 80 of Gettysburg, passed away May 11 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Retirement Village in Gettysburg. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn L. (Wight) Giglio; daughter, Kimberly (Joseph) Reiner of Gettysburg; sons, Peter (Patricia) of Massapequa, NY, and Michael (Ann) Giglio of Gettysburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Nancy DeCanio (Sam) Scimeca of Bricktown, NJ.

Ethel Louise Rebert Goulden, 86, of Gettysburg, passed away May 10 at SpiriTrust Lutheran in Gettysburg. Her husband, H. Leo Goulden, preceded her in death. Ethel is survived by siblings, Betty Sanders of Scotland, PA, Katherine Gabler of Chambersburg, Elaine McKnight of Gettysburg, Jack Rebert of Salisbury, MD; nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Robert E. Grosse, 88, of Hanover, passed away May 9 at his home. He was the husband of Laura M. (Sydenstricker) Grosse. Robert is also survived by children, Sherry Grosse of Hanover, Christopher Grosse, Sr., of Hingham, MA, and Brian L. Grosse of Maumee, OH; grandchildren; sisters, Eunice Wilhelm of Portland, OR, and Doris Pullin of Mechanicsville, VA; and brother, David Grosse of Sterling, CO.

Ruthanne Haefka, 74, of Gettysburg, passed away March 9. She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Vonnie M. (McCauslin) Haines, 67, passed away May 7 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, Lancaster Co. She was the wife of Larry W. Haines. Vonnie is also survived by sons, Daniel, Dennis and Dale Haines; daughter, Dori Haines; grandchildren; great-grandchild; mother, Christine (Wolf) Kemper; sister, Mary "Cookie" (Carl) Coulson; nieces and nephews.

Lawrence Ignatious "Larry" Hall III, 55, of Reisterstown, passed away May 12 at the Sinai hospital in Baltimore. He was the son of Olive Grady Hall and the late Lawrence Ignatious Hall, Jr. Also surviving are sister, Joanne Hall (Daniel) Barr; brother, John Paul Mulvey; nephew, Eli Barr ; and niece, Sara Barr.

Marion Thomas Harbaugh, 90, of Biglerville, passed away May 9 at Genesis Gettysburg Center in Gettysburg. She was predeceased by her husband, C. William "Willie" Harbaugh.

Dennis Hardy, 65, of Lebanon, PA, passed away March 20. He was the son of Clara and the late Charles J. Hardy, and the husband of Phyllis (Buchman) Hardy. Also surviving are daughter, Jody (Ian) Stone of Dallas, TX; sister, Peggy (John) Connolley of Pittsburgh; and brother, Terry (Mecki) Hardy of Hanover.

Verna Doreen Harris, 57, of Taneytown, passed away May 8 at Carroll Hospital in Westminster. She was the former wife of Michael Edward Harris of Hampstead. Also surviving are sons, Michael Paul Harris and Jeremy Edward Harris, both of Taneytown; and siblings.

Brenda Lee Heiser, 66, of York, formerly of Hanover, passed away May 11 at York Hospital. She was the daughter of Ruth (Groupe) Klinedinst of McSherrystown and the late Frank A. Heiser. Brenda is also survived by sister, Judy J. Myers of Abbottstown; stepbrother, Paul Klinedinst II of New Oxford; niece, Molly Myers of Dover; and great-nephew and -niece, Tyler and Hannah Loveless.

Deborah Darlene (Reeves) House, 54, of Woodbine, MD, passed away May 8 at Carroll Hospital Center. She was the wife of John Edward House, and the daughter of Charlotte Virginia (Plummer) Reeves and the late Richard Roland Reeves. Also surviving are sister, Linda Reeves of Glen Rock; uncle, Robert Plummer; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kenneth Claire Jennings, 88, passed away May 8 in his home in Gettysburg. He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Donald Emanuel Klinedinst, 80, of York, passed away May 6. He was the husband of Patricia Shall Klinedinst, Donald is also survived by children, Debora Eisenhart, Jeffrey Klinedinst, and Kenneth (Julia) Klinedinst, all of York; grandsons, Brandon and Tyler Klinedinst; and sister, Sylvia Born of Des Moines, IA.

Lillian N. Krecko, 94, of Gettysburg, formerly of Hanover, passed away May 7 at the Golden Living Center. She was the widow of Walter C. Krecko. Lillian is survived by son, Michael Krecko of Hanover.

Frederick E. Krepps, 81, of New Oxford, passed away May 7 at his home. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Taylor) Krepps. Also surviving are children, Joseph E. (Shari)?Krepps and Kathleen Krepps, all of York, Frank E. (Samantha) Krepps of Camp Hill, and Felicia M. (Paul)?Ennes of Carbondale; grandchildren, Matthew and Stephen Ennes; and sister, Rosalie Toth of Phoenix, AZ.

Rachel (Senft) Lau, 93, of Spring Grove, passed away May 9 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. She was the wife of John J. Lau, Sr. Also surviving are son, John J. (Kecia) Lau, Jr. of Hanover; daughter, Darlene and (Chip) Hoover of York New Salem; grandchildren, Joy (Matthew) Gobrecht, Jennifer (Steven) Miller, Timothy Lau (Michele Deme), Jaime Lau, Jonathan Lau, Whitney Speilman and Jordan (George) Natoli; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Braden, Cameron, Darren, Rachel, Luke, Holden, Adam; sisters, Janet Booz and Sarah Senft; nieces and nephews.

James D. Leib, 74, of York, passed away May 6 at Transitions Healthcare in Gettysburg. He was the husband of Darlene S. (Shenberger) Leib. Jim is also survived by son, Brian S. (Kelly) Leib of Spring Grove; daughter, Pamela S. (Arnold Jr.) Smith of Hanover; grandchildren, Rayce Leib, Garrett Leib, Chad Stambaugh, Andrew Stambaugh, Jeffrey Stambaugh, Jake Smith and Derek Smith; great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Leib of Hanover; and sister, Patsy Knepper of Florida.

Mildred G. Little, 95, of Hanover, wife of Leroy D. "Bud" Little, passed away May 6 at Homewood at Plum Creek. Also surviving are daughters, Norma Little (Fred) Lesher of Hanover, and Nancy L. (William) Payne of Media; grandchildren, Scott A. (Deanna)?Lesher, Sheri L. Lesher, and Leann J. Payne; and great-grandson, Christopher S. Lesher.

Michael William "Rider" McNair, 56, of York Springs, passed away May 5 at his home. He was the husband of Sandra Rippeon McNair, and the son of Helen Jamison McNair of Taneytown and the late Robert McNair. Also surviving are stepchildren, Michael Rippeon of York Springs, Bill (Val) Scott of Hanover, and Stacy Scott of Florida; sister, Melinda Eyler of Taneytown; stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Elwood A. Neiswender, 85, of Sykesville, passed away May 10 at the Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. He was the husband of the late Marlene Wellmann Neiswender. Surviving are sons, Mark E. Neiswender of Cumberland and Bruce A. Neiswender of Chevy Chase; daughter, Linda K. DiGeorge of Lutherville; sister, Doris M. Eiring of Cockeysville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wilhelmina (Billie) K. Palmer, 80, passed away May 1 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She is survived by her husband, Howard R. Palmer; children, Becky Anderson, David Palmer, Betsy Kremer, Steve Palmer, and Chris Palmer; and grandchildren.

Donald Levine Petry, 86, of Westminster, passed away May 14 at Brinton Woods Nursing Home in Sykesville. He is survived by his wife, Daisy Petry; daughters, Judy (Gregory) Stephan, Sr. of Hampstead and Sherry (Daniel) Hansen of Taneytown; brothers and sisters Ed and Sterling Petry, Doris Zeitz, Patricia Yingling, Judy Zepp, Thomas, Billy, Jeff and Richard Petry and Barbara and Linda; grandchildren, Heather (Rick)?Caporin, Gregory Stephan, Jr. , Garry (Kalee) Ensor, Jr. and Laura (Reggie) Hoff; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Audrey, Madison, Lane, Gary III, Lilah, Camden, Anderson, Gage, Weston; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

William J. Reichert, Jr., 84, of Hanover, passed away May 7 at home. He was the husband of Judy K. (Morgan) Reichert.

Robert N. "Bob" Ridgell, 85, of Westminster, passed away May 10 at Brightwell Mays Chapel Ridge in Timonium. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Ridgell, and daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Laverdiere and Ken Hines of Timonium.

Rita C. Riley, 99, formerly of Littlestown, passed away May 8 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. She was the widow of Leo "Babe" Riley. Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Dennis Bryan Rill, 42, of Manchester, passed away May 12 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the son of Wanda Faye King Dixon of Westminster and the late Dennis Monroe Rill, and the husband of Bernice Martin Rill. Also surviving are stepdaughter, Emily Samuels of Manchester; stepson, Philip Samuels of Hanover; sister, Missy Glorioso of Hampstead; grandmother, Arizona King of Manchester; stepfather, Donald Joseph Dixon of Westminster; mother-in-law, Jennie Lee Martin of Manchester; father-in-law, Paul Franklin Martin of Catonsville; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Audrey Virginia Bowers Rohrbaugh, 92, of Keymar, passed away at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Bowers, Sr. Surviving are sons, Robert F. (Carol) Bowers, Jr. and Richard E. (Linda) Bowers, all of Keymar; son-in-law, Mickey Sundgren of Shippensburg, PA; sister, Thelma Raab of Taneytown; sisters-in-law, Helen and Donna Roop, both of Keymar; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lois P. Rose, 88, Perry, GA, passed away May 9 at the Regency Rehab Hospital in Macon, GA. Her husband, Robert Rose, preceded her in death. Surviving are son, James M. Pensyl of Perry, GA; daughter, Jody Ann (Dan) Sieg of New Oxford; grandchildren, Logan (Justine) Sieg, Michael J. Pensyl, James F. Pensyl; great-grandchildren, Reese Ann Sieg, Cain Lucas Sieg, Addyson Pensyl; brother, William Rutherford, Washington; and sister, Jill Hannah of Altoona.

David M. Schriver, 71, of New Oxford, passed away May 11 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Cindy L. (Krug) Schriver. David is also survived by sons, Craig M. (Alison) Schriver of East Berlin, James D. (Melissa) Schriver of McSherrystown, and Lee A. (Amy) Schriver of McSherrystown; grandchildren, Morgan Schriver, Joshua Schriver, Jacob Schriver, and Evan Schriver; stepsons, Jesse Orewiler and Justin Lebo; stepdaughter, Tami Feeser; and brother, Kenneth H. Schriver of York.

Eileen Marie Shamer, 73 of Dover, DE, passed away May 8 at the Kent Hospital in Dover. She was the daughter of John D. Rill of Finksburg and the late Ella Peregoy Rill. Her husband, Robert Eugene Shamer, preceded her in death. Also surviving are children, William Arthur Shamer of Finksburg, Sharon Elaine Shamer of Dover, DE, and Denise Lynn Shamer of Finksburg; siblings, Roxanne R. Elmo of York, Roger E. Rill of Hampstead, Dennis L. Rill of Stewartstown, and Douglas A. Rill of Upperco; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burnell L. Sponseller, 69, of Hanover, passed away May 8 in Littlestown. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Myers) Sponseller, and the son of Carrie A. (Riley) Sponseller of Gettysburg and the late Guy V. Sponseller. Also surviving are sons, Jeff Sponseller of Littlestown, and Jay Sponseller of Hanover; brothers and sisters.

Frank Craven Spruill, Jr., 78, of Eldersburg, passed away May 9 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House, Westminster. He is survived by daughter, Diana Lynn Spruill of Catonsville; son, Frank C. Spruill III of Chattanooga, TN; sister, Jane Ayers Brittingham of Richmond; and companion, Sarah Itzel of Eldersburg.

Helen E. (Burgard) Stambaugh, 85, of Spring Grove, passed away May 12 at Colonial Manor in York. She was the widow of Jacob I. Stambaugh. Helen is survived by her daughter, LuAnn Stambaugh of Spring Grove.

William Henry “Wild Bill” Stephenson, 57, of Hanover, passed away May 12 at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Sherry L. Garland. William is also survived by is children, Misty L. Frock of Abbottstown, Nakiya R. Hempen of Independence, KS, Jordan L.W. Stephenson of Colby, KS, and Dylan Inch of Manchester, PA; grandchildren; stepchildren, Larry R. Fanning and Ridge A. Fanning; brothers, Clair “Bud” Stephenson Jr. and Warren “Butch” Stephenson; sisters, Florence “Doody” Stephenson-Hair and Carol Weirich; and half-brother, Ralph Stephenson; and half-sister Patricia Stephenson.

Edward H. Warner, 74, of Spring Grove, passed away May 7 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia D. (Plunkett) Warner. Edward is also survived by daughter, Diane E. (Martin) Myers of Spring Grove; son, Gregg E. (Deborah)?Warner of Seven Valleys; grandchildren, Rachel, Kate, Leah, and Brett; great-granddaughter, Brynlee; sister-in-law, Nancy Warner of Spring Grove; nieces and nephews.

Meredith "Butch" Jerome Wiles, 67, of Westminster, passed away May 11 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of Susan E. Wiles. Also surviving are children, Alisa Wiles, Jason Wiles, Zachary Wiles, and Hannah Wiles Esquivel; stepchildren, Megan Sepp, Meredith Menikheim, Matthew Evans, and Tyler Evans; and grandchildren.

Crongie C. Wyne, 67, formerly of Bear Mountain, passed away May 10 at Martinsburg VA Hospital in Martinsburg, WV. He is survived by daughter, Michele A. Compher of Biglerville; son, David J. Thorne of Aspers; step-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Chesney of Warrenton, VA.