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Obituaries

William Marshall “Bill” Alleman, 67, of Gettysburg, and formerly of Shippensburg, passed away June 7, at his home. He was the son of Paul E. and Helen M. Smith Alleman of Hanover. Bill is also survived by his wife, M. Jane Seibert Alleman, and cousins.

Dorothy Jean “Tootsie” Bentley, 78, of Hampstead, passed away June 15 at the Dove House. She was predeceased by her husband Billy Bentley, Sr. Dorothy is survived by children, Bill (Kathy) Bentley, Louis (Wendy) Bentley, Lawrence (Jennie) Bentley, Vicky Koch and Tim (Lori) Bentley; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchild; brothers and sisters.

Rene G. Black, 86, of Biglerville, passed away June 8 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Arliss M. (Gochenauer) Black; daughters, Kathy A. (Wallace) Singley of Biglerville, Debra L. (Lonnie) Sneeringer of Biglerville, and Tina M. (Harold) Reynolds of New Oxford; grandchildren, Buddy Redden, Brandi Melhorn, Jason Baldwin, Amber DiMarco, Tiffani Singley; stepgrandchildren, Andrew Reynolds, Alexa Reynolds, Dana Zapcic; great-grandchildren, Gavin Redden and Garret Melhorn; stepgreat-grandson, Gunnar Zapcic; and sisters, Louene M. (Bill) Warrenfeltz and Levona A. Pitzer, both of Biglerville.

Thelma H. Bollinger, 99, of New Oxford, passed away June 12 at Cross Keys Village, The Brethren Home Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bollinger. Survivors include niece, Brenda A. (Laverne) Leese and other nieces and nephews.

Frances Yvonne Brandon, 73, of Taneytown, passed away June 9 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of Gerald “Jerry” Brandon. Also surviving are sons, Steven (Melinda) Brandon of Glen Rock, and Keith (Tammy) Brandon of York Haven, PA; daughter, Holly (Brian) Lehigh of Littlestown; brother, Francis (Patsy) Oursler, Jr. of Mt. Airy, MD; sisters, Phyllis (Furman) Hipp of Clarksville, MD, and Nancy (Jimmy) Smith of Emmitsburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Stephen E. Brent, 78, passed away June 11 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Sydney V. (Snyder) Brent. Stephen is also survived by children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews.

Leah Grace (Givens) Clark, 89, of Owings Mills, passed away June 7. She was the wife of the late Frank H. Clark, Sr. Leah is survived by son, Frank H. Clark, Jr. of Reisterstown; grandchildren, Christina L. (David) Rosenblatt of Littlestown, Stephanie Clark of Bel Air, MD, Elizabeth (William) Toon of Owings Mills, and Charlie (Danielle) Wheeler of Bel Air, MD; brother, Johnny (Sadie) Givens; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Abigail Rosenblatt, Jordan and William Harbaugh, Emmalynne, William, Jr., Savannah, James, and Preston Toon and Lukas, Jackson and Olivia Wheeler.

Frances Rebecca (Gearhart) Conaway, 86, of Taylorsville, MD, passed away June 9 at Copper Ridge. She was the wife of the late Charles C. Conaway. Frances is survived by daughter ,Carolene (Gene) Will of Westminster; son, Charles C. Conaway, Jr. of Mt. Airy; brothers, John Gearhart, Harvey (Sylvia) Gearhart; sisters, Dorris Lockard, and Ida Gearhart; sisters-in-law, Gladys Conaway and Madeline Sipes; grandchildren, Chuck, Kelly, Billy, Jenny, Chris, and Greg; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cadence, Logan and Will. Also survived by Barbara Conaway.

Dorothy Jane Fowble Copestake, 94, of Reistertown, MD, passed away June 8 in Shenandoah Junction, WV. She was the wife of the late Victor George Copestake, Sr. Dorothy is survived by children, Robert Harry Copestake (Leonard Berman) of Atlanta, GA, Catherine Copestake Yohn of Shenandoah Junction, WV, and Janie (Kenneth) Eckard of Hanover; grandchildren, Chris Yohn, Emma Mastrogiuseppe, Dylan Eckard and Aimee Tasker; and great-grandchildren.

Janet Louise Corbin passed away June 15 at the Dove House in Westminster. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Leroy Corbin. Surviving are sons, Scott (Linda) Corbin of Union Bridge, MD, and Kevin (Sheryl) Corbin of Westminster; daughter, Terri (Patrick) Prince of Westminster; grandchildren, Heather Shipley and Ryan Corbin, Matthew, Kevin and Andrew Prince, Kyle, Allen and Jessie Corbin; great-grandchildren, Ivy, Caleb and Lillian Prince and Madelyn Corbin; and brothers, Dennis (Vera) McCusker and Thomas (Bonnie) McCusker.

Shirley J. Crum, 67, of Hanover, passed away June 9 at the York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Larry E. Crum. Shirley is survived by daughter, Vickie D. Crouse of East Berlin; son, Michael E. Crum of Erie; granddaughter, Andrea D. Crouse of Gardners; grandson, Travis C. Crouse of East Berlin; great-grandsons, Cameron and Carter Colon, both of Gardners; sisters, Lois Reed of New Oxford, Janet Ruhland of Spring Grove, Darlene Smith of Abbottstown, Cindy Tait of East Berlin, Nancy Strausbaugh of New Oxford, Marian Rippeon of Hagerstown, MD, and Marilyn Cole of Minnesota.

Marylee Dutterer, 91, of Ooltewah, TN, formerly of Westminster, MD, passed away June 8 at Erlanger East Hospital. She was the wife of the late Nevin Stewart Dutterer. Surviving are daughters, Mary J. Dutterer, Dawn E. (Craig) Martin, of Hanover, and Martha J. Dutterer of Collegedale, TN; sons, Stewart N. (Bernadine) Dutterer II, of Green Bay, WI, Philip L. (Karen) Dutterer, Sr. of Westminster, Aaron D. (Lisa) Dutterer of Fort Pierce, FL, and Alan L. (Patricia) Dutterer of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Vivian M. Ebersole, 82, of Hanover, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away June 7 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of the late Rev. David Ebersole. Vivian is survived by daughters, Karen M. Hopwood of Hanover, Lesha P. Gillis of Peach Bottom; grandchildren, Brittany Hopwood, Rusty Gillis, Randi Suzanne Campbell; and great-granddaughter.

Maurice S. Eyler, Jr., 78, of Reisterstown, passed away May 31 at the Chapel Hill Nursing home in Randallstown. He is survived by brother, Wesley F. Eyler and his wife of Hanover; sister, Theresa Eyler of Reisterstown; nieces and nephews.

Steve Lawrence Ferguson, 69, of Westminster, passed away June 14 at his residence. He was the husband of Lina (Crumbacker) Ferguson. Steve is also survived by sons, Joshua and Gabriel Ferguson.

Stewart E. Flickinger, 98, of Jefferson, passed away June 10 at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. He was the husband of the late Kathryn (Meckley) Flickinger. Stewart is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Kathy) Flickinger and Steve (Beth) Flickinger; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Catherine Alwine.

Charles Atlee Fream, 77, of Taneytown, passed away June 12 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Juanita (Tyler) Fream. Also surviving are son, Ken Fream of Hanover; daughters, Brenda (Daniel) Keeney of Keymar, MD, and Karen Fream of Taneytown; siblings, George (LaReina) Fream, and Maxine Bowers, both of Hanover, James (Sharon) Fream of Glen Burnie, MD, John (Virginia) Fream of Mechanicsburg, Glenn Fream of Taneytown, and Robert (Connie) Fream of Thurmont, MD; nieces and nephews.

Shirley F. Grandia, 97, passed away June 11 at the Brethren Home at Cross Keys. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Wim” M. Grandia. Surviving are daughter, Kathy Portzline Grandia Mosso; son, Willian Grandia II; stepchildren, Michael R. C. Grandia and Janiene M Grandia-Shahidi, both of York; granddaughter, Christine L Mosso of Cutler Bay, FL; stepgrandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Janet B. (Bittinger) Hammond, 83, of Fayetteville, formerly of York Springs, passed away June 10 at the Village of Laurel Run. She was the widow of John T. Hammond. Janet is survived by son, Randy Lee Lory of Gardners; stepdaughters, Joanne Wenger of Pasadena, MD, and Sandra Gainer, of Creswell, OR; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Maureen Herman, 82, of Hanover, passed away June 9 at York Hospital.

Christopher S. “Chris” Hertz, 55, of Gettysburg, passed away June 12 at his home. He was the son of Jack F. and Kay (Miller) Hertz of Gettysburg and the late Judith E. “Judy” (Haifley) and Larry Heintzelman. Chris is also survived by sons, Skylar L. Hertz and Kolbi C. Hertz, both of Gettysburg; sisters, Diane Dean of Gettysburg and Sally Miller of New Oxford; brother, Ashley Hertz of Gettysburg; nieces, Amber, Tessa and Alesha; nephew, Jesse; great-nephews and cousins.

Anne C. Hilliard, 95, of Sykesville, passed away June 12 at Oak Crest Retirement Center, Parkville. She was the wife of the late Thomas Hilliard Jr. Surviving are son, Thomas (Joy) Hilliard III of Salisbury; daughter, Judith A. (Stephen) Filar of Forest Hill; grandchildren, Lisa O’Malley, Stephen Filar III and Troy Hilliard; and great grandchildren, Christopher Filar, David O’Malley, Bethany O’Malley, and Patrick Filar.

Donald Lee Hofmeister, 76, of Taneytown, passed away June 11 at Hanover Hospital in Hanover. He was the husband of Mary Patricia “Pat” Hofmeister. Also surviving are daughters, Donna (Bryan) Furlan of Harrisburg, and Debora (Neil) McDonald of Hanover; brother, Walter Hofmeister, Jr. of Catonsville, MD; grandson, Dalton McDonald; nieces and nephew.

Kenneth Leon Johnson, 69, of Finksburg, passed away June 12 at Brinton Woods Nursing Center, Sykesville. He was the husband of the late Patricia Haines Johnson. Surviving are son, Larry (Nancy) Johnson of Taneytown; stepsons, Charles and John Haines; brothers, Walter Johnson of Bel Air, Ray Johnson of Glen Burnie, Gale Johnson of Lincoln, NE; sister, Evelyn Lawson of Sykesville; grandchildren, Krystal and Kendall Johnson; and stepgrandchildren, Carmella, Christina, Casey, and Jessica Haines, Daniel and Valerie Sanders, and Samantha and Robert Knight.

Shirley Irene Trent Kline, 84, formerly of Union Bridge, passed away June 14 in Littlestown. She was the wife of the late William Kenneth Kline, Sr. Surviving are children, William Kenneth (Mary Ann) Kline, Jr. of Idaho Falls, ID, Deborah K. Wachter of Littlestown, Timothy Mark Kline (Melissa Paige) of Swansboro, NC, and Lori K. (Terry) Vaughn of Littlestown; grandchildren, Michael Wachter, Mathew Wachter, Maresa Henry, Ashton Carovillano, Jacob Kline and Joshua Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Kasandra, Madelyn, Silas, Sheaffer and Gianna; sister, Phyllis Dayhoff of Walkersville; nieces and nephews.

Edgar W. “Woody” Kocher, 50, of Westminster, passed away at the Dove House June 6. He was the husband of Barbara Kocher. Also surviving are son, Joshua M. (Sarah) Kocher; daughters, Ashleigh F. Kocher and Olivia D. Kocher; sisters, Ann Saldana-Chavez and Susan Gilmartin; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Levere M. Kopp, 90, passed away June 13 in Hanover. He was the husband of Arlene M. (Zumbrum) Kopp. Also surviving are children, Brian L. (Connie) Kopp of Manchester, MD, Karen M. Kopp of Alameda, CA; stepson, Nevin G. (Linda) Rohrbaugh of Hanover; grandchildren, Sara Bush, Neil Rohrbaugh; great-grandchildren, Gavin Bush, Joshua Rohrbaugh and Abigail Rohrbaugh. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene (Albright) Kopp.

Betty Marie Langowski, 83, of Sykesville, passed away June 9. She was wife of the late Wallace Raymond Langowski. Surviving are daughters, Ann (Arnold) Goluboff, Elizabeth (Troy) Stiffler, and Sarah (Travis) Sheetz; and grandchildren, Kate, Maggie, Mac, Tristan, Kyle, and Justin.

Sharon L. Laughman, 68, of Glenville, passed away June 14 at her home. She was the wife of Howard L. “Smoke” Laughman. Also surviving are children, Michael (Corrine) Laughman of East Berlin, and Cathy (Eric) Groft, Kristine Small and Scott (Michele) Laughman, all of Hanover; grandchildren, Brett, Bryce, Emily, Erin, Luke, Ryan, Mara, Trystan and Jackson; great-grandson, Mitchell; and siblings, Ronald and Donald Rummel and Donna Sprenkle.

Joseph Thomas McCanna, 74, of Hanover, formerly of Hyattsville, MD, passed away at his home June 9. He was the husband of Mariellen McCanna. Joe is also survived by son, Bruce Joseph (Iris); grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Everett (Walter); brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and cousins.

William Zelbert “Zeb” McCoig, 78, of York, formerly of Reisterstown, passed away June 1. He is survived by son, Timothy McCoig of Reisterstown; daughter, Deidra Richardson of Finksburg; and former wife, Visa McCoig Houseknecht of Taneytown.

Roger R. Meeks, Jr. passed away June 11. He was the husband of Carolyn McCowan Meeks. Also surviving are children, Melissa M. (Michael) Hartzell of Finksburg, and Justin W. Meeks of Sykesville; sister, Michele (Dennis) Leppert of Westminster; grandson, Logan Michael Hartzell; nephews, Todd (Jen) Leppert, and Jeff Leppert; great-nephew, Tyler, Makenzie, Danielle and Brooke. Also survived by numerous members of the McCowan family.

John C. “Bud” Mickley, Sr., 86, of Fairfield, formerly of Biglerville, passed away June 15 at Village of Laurel Run. He is survived by his wife, Dolly V. (Phillips) Mickley; daughter, Dianne K. (Craig) McDannell of Orrtanna; son, John C. Mickley, Jr. of Abbottstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Carrie Wampler of Aspers.

Geraldine M. (Bechtel) Miller, 84, of East Berlin, passed away June 9 at Specialty Select Hospital in York. She was the widow of Irvin W. Miller, Jr. Geraldine is survived by son, Gary L. (Diane) Miller of Abbottstown; daughter, Judy A. Miller of Spring Grove; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Frances V. Stair, 89, of Hanover, passed away June 10 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the widow of Sterling G. Stair. Frances is survived by daughters, Frances “Judy” Marsh of McSherrystown, Christine M. (Robert) Gladfelter of York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Maurice Doll of Spring Grove; and sisters, Elaine Seifert of East Berlin and Mary Rohrbaugh of Hanover.

Martha B. Sunbury, 92, of McSherrystown, passed away June 16 at the Village of Laurel Run. She was the widow of William M. “Smoke” Sunbury, Sr. Surviving are daughters, Jane (Francis) Sneeringer of Hanover, Veronica (Steve) Bonczek of Tunkhannock, Barbara (Stephen) Sneeringer of New Oxford, Patricia (C. Michael) Green of Williamsport, and Margaret (Robert) Kanzleiter of New Cumberland; sons, William Sunbury, Jr. of Hanover, and Henry (Pamela) Sunbury of Brighton, CO; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Rita Cole of Hanover.

Ann Dunbar Tiedemann, 87, of Fairfield, passed away June 11 at York Hospital. She was the widow of Herbert Villiers Tiedemann. Ann is survived by children, Kenneth R. Tiedemann, John D. Tiedemann, Ann Piatak and Arthur R. Tiedemann; and grandchildren, Lauren Tiedemann, Ellen Tiedemann, Kirsten Piatak, Micky Piatak, Louesa Piatak, Grant Tiedemann, Julie Tiedemann, Megan Tiedemann and Kelly Hyland.

Joseph G. Tyler, 73, of Hanover, passed away June 10. He was the widower of Rose M. (Neiderer) Tyler. Surviving are children, Sheila M. Stables of Hanover and Brian J. Tyler of Fayetteville, NC; his companion, Gloria Winand and her children, John Winand and Sandy Zeigler; grandchildren, Adam Tyler, Alicia Kelly, Amanda Blevins and Jaydee Blevins; great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Brown of Spring Grove, Bonnie Barry of McSherrystown, Linda Kagarise of Glenville, Matilda Zartman of New Oxford, Barbara Curry of Spring Grove and Shirley Harris of Seven Valleys; and brothers, Richard Tyler of Hanover and James Tyler of Dover.

Wilbur Marlin Wetzel, 73, of Union Bridge, passed away June 13 at Golden Living Center, Westminster. Twice married, his first wife was Carol Lee Ecker and his second wife was Dinah Mae Reese. Surviving are daughters, Dorinda, Melinda, Robin, Melissa and Deidra; grandchildren; sister, Wanda Grimes; and brothers, Samuel and Stephen Wetzel.

Catherine “Cassie” Irene Wheeler, 72, of Manchester, formerly of Hampstead, passed away June 11 at the Dove House in Westminster. Surviving are daughter, Kathy L. (Bryant) Mann of Hampstead; sons, Gary (Crystal) Wheeler, Jr. of Finksburg, Mark Wood (Vickie Spencer) of Owings Mills; grandsons, Bryant (Kim) Mann, Brent Wheeler; granddaughters, Brittany Palmer, Mersadies Wheeler, Kaylee Wheeler; great-granddaughters, Jamison Palmer, Sophia Roth; great-grandsons, Owen Mann, Tyler Mann.

Karen E. Winebrenner, 77, of Hanover, passed away June 8 at her residence. She was the wife of Robert W. Winebrenner. Karen is also survived by sons, Jeffrey R. Winebrenner and his children, Erin and Kyle Winebrenner, Gregory L. Winebrenner, all of Lewisberry; sisters; Noreen E. Markle of New Oxford, Nan E. Sterner of Hanover; and brother, Ned Ensminger of Spring Grove.

Robert K. “Doc” Wright, 60, of Hanover, passed away in Hanover Hospital June 13. He is survived by his mother, Betty Wright of Spring Grove; wife, Jimmie Wright of Hanover; stepsons, Gregory Thompson of Biglerville and Mark (Lois) Thompson of Etters; granddaughters, Abigail and Emily Thompson; brothers, James (Kara) Wright, Steve (Sandy) Wright; sisters, Connie (Richard) Seitz, Karen (Gene) Sterner, Barb (Clark) Ruth, all of Spring Grove; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.