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Juanita Adams, 88 of Westminster, passed away January 18 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. She was the wife of the late Olin L. Adams, Jr. Surviving is son, Olin L. Adams III of Auburn, AL.

Eric A. “Rick” Baker, 56, of Orrtanna, passed away at his home on January 20. He was the son of Jackie DeSanctis Baker, of Orrtanna, and the late Leroy F. Baker. Rick is survived by his wife, Roxey Johnson Baker; sons, Jeremy Amanda) Baker of Erin, TN, Bradley (Marlenis) Patty of Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Selene Baker (John) Scavitto of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Andrew Baker, Emma Baker, Natalie Baker, Emili Scavitto, Gabriella Scavitto, Jasmine Patty, Angel Patty, Sebastian Patty; sister, Deborah Baker of Gettysburg; and  brother, Anthony Baker of New Oxford.

Gale Teresa Storm Baker, 55, of Gettysburg, passed away January 20 at the home of her parents, Richard and Ruth (Wagner) Storm. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald E. Baker. Gale is also survived by sisters, Nina (Jeff) Plank of Virginia, Brenda Storm of Gettysburg; brother, Richard Storm Jr. of Biglerville; nephews, Jason (Amy) Bair, Joshua (Ashley) Bair and Jeremy Bair; great-nephews and great-nieces.

Ralph W. “Willie” Baker, 91, passed away January 14 at Hanover Hall. He was the husband of Mary M. (Wentz) Baker. Willie is also survived by children, Richard Baker of York, Debra (Thomas) Baker-Koller of Glen Rock, and Sheila (Barry) Wildasin of Hanover; brother, Fred Baker of Hanover; grandchildren, Nichole Baker, Alison Koller, Dustin Koller, Alexander Wildasin, and Rachel Wildasin; and great-grandchildren, Jazmin, Jacob, and Jenna Sherman.

Ann M. Barclay, 83, passed away January 17 at Rest Haven York. She was the wife of the late William F. Barclay. Ann is survived by daughter, Kathy (Dan) Strode of Richmond, TX; son, Kevin (Heather) Barclay of Morgantown, WV; granddaughters, Erica Nigrelli, Lindsay Lacy, Megan Barclay, Morgan Little, Sarah Barclay; and great-granddaughter, Elayna Nigrelli.

John T. Becker, 73, passed away January 18 at Western Maryland Health System. He was the husband of Carolyn N. (Bauguess) Becker. John is also survived by daughters, Kimberly A. Anderson of York, Stacy L. Lawrence of East Berlin, and Cindy M. Smit of Biglerville; son, Michael A. Becker of Hopewell; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary E. Shadle, Barbara J. Albano, Dorothy A. Jones, Marie A. Hitt, Loretta A. Young, and Susan L. Harner; and brothers, Ronald E. Becker, Paul J. Becker, Lewis A. Becker, Lawrence J. Becker, and Merle L. Becker.

Christopher Lloyd Bond, 54, of Upperco, passed away January 17 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the son of Robert Olin Bond and Dorothy Krug Bond of Catonsville. Also surviving are sister, Nancy Lee Stetson and husband Richard, and nephews.

Jane Candela, 80 of Pasadena, passed away January 9 at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy. She was the wife of the late George A Candela. Surviving are children, Brenda Bell Williams of Eldersburg, Brad (Leslie) Bell of Walkersville, MD, David (Sylvia) Candela of Elmhurst, IL, Donald (Nancy) Candela of Gramby, MA, Gerald Candela of Catonsville, MD; grandchildren, Justin Williams, Megan Bell and Nathan Bell; brothers, Raymond (Gerry) Hansel, John Hansel, Ronald (Peach) Hansel, Jim (Naomi) Hansel; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Clyde Gardner Coulson, 80, of York Springs, passed away January 21 at home. He was the husband of Wanda Faye (Earls) Coulson. Also surviving are children, Joan Gove, Ramona Writer, Brenda Brown, Paul Coulson, David Coulson, Donna Donastorg, Tina Holtzman; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings, Merle (John) Millhimes, Eleanor (Clark) Heller, Judy Lawton, Doris Alwine; and nieces, nephews, and family.

Lois Marie (Padberg) Davis, 85, passed away January 13 at The Brethren Home Community. She was the wife of Don Davis. Lois is also survived by daughter, Debbie A. (Michael) Miller of Fairfax, VA; son, Don (Ginny) Davis, Jr. of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Sarah, Rebecca, Cody and Kalee; and brother, Pat (JoAnne) Padberg of Alexandria, VA.

Mary Ellen Emge, 94, of Westminster, passed away January 20 at Hidden Treasures Assisted Living. She was predeceased by her husband, George Emge, Jr. Surviving are sons, Rodney (Judy) Emge of Westminster and Garry Emge of Keene, NH; grandchildren, Kristina, Ryan and Kyle; and great-granddaughter, Halle.

Charles “Charlie” D. Evans, 77, of Gettysburg, passed away January 16 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Home. He was preceded in death by his companion, Patricia A. Karas. Charlie is survived by Patricia’s daughter, Diana Karas of York; nieces, Patty and Maureen Evans, and Connie Frye; nephews, Mike, Paul and Mark Evans, and Doug and Charles Cubbison; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Hayden Leroy Few, 71, of Taneytown, passed away January 18 at his home. He was the husband of Brenda Peeks Few. Also surviving are children, Terry (Teresa) Few of New Windsor, Linda (Lyndon) Staley of Westminster, Timmy (Darla) Few of Keymar, Charlie Few of Taneytown, and Leeann Few of Baltimore; sister, Shirley (Williamson) Snyder of Taneytown; brothers, Carroll (Hazel) Few of Taneytown, Richard (Susan) Few of Keymar, and Ronald Few of Taneytown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Terry “Scott” Flannery, 49, passed away January 8 in Orlando, FL. He is survived by his fiance, Tammy Wood of Frederick; father and stepmom, Terry and Sally Flannery of New Market; mother and stepfather, Donna and Joseph Shearer of Hanover; son, Dylan Scott Flannery of Frederick; brother, Joseph “Brian” Flannery; and stepbrothers, Travis and Benjamin Shearer.

Joan Beatrice “Bebe” Frank, 74 of Marriottsville, passed away January 16, at Chapel Hill Nursing Center in Randallstown. Surviving are sisters, Shirley Tucker of Windsor Mill, and Varina Smith of Eldersburg; nephew, David Ensor of Marriottsville; and other nieces and nephews.

Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Garner, 29, of Eldersburg, passed away January 20. He was the son of Bradley and Anita Klosky Garner; fiance of Cynthia Maul; brother of Matthew G. Garner, Amanda Lee Tayag and her husband, Michael and Christy Garner; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Helen Joy (Biddison) Garrity, 96, of Sykesville, passed away January 19 at Golden Living Center in Westminster. She was predeceased by husband Russell Garrity. Surviving are children, Janet (Pete) Hammersla of Sykesville, Barbara Bendig of PA, William Billingsley of WV, Robert (Debra) Billingsley of Relay, Helen (James) Blum of Joppa, Charles (Diana) Billingsley of NY, Leon Cassell, Jr. of WA; grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

Austin Gibbon, infant son of Bart and Rachael Gibbon of York Springs, passed away January 16 at the York Hospital. He was the grandson of Robert and Melissa Hower of Gettysburg, and Barton and Christine Gibbon of Fairfield.

Thomas Fields Gibson, Sr., 84, of Owings Mills, passed away January 14 at his home. He was the husband of the late Shirley Ann Gibson. Thomas is survived by sons, Thomas Steven Gibson of Owings Mills and David W. Gibson of Oregon; siblings, Ralph and George Gibson and Betty Schadrack and grandchildren, Heather, Colton and Katelyn Gibson, and Laura Jenkins.

Eric Donald Grimes, 31, of Huntington Beach, CA, passed away January 13. He was the son of Donnie Grimes of Taneytown and Beth Bassler of New Windsor. Eric is also survived by brothers, Andrew Joseph (Joanna) Grimes of Uniontown, and Jesse Donald Grimes of Finksburg; nieces, Arianna and Tori Grimes; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Bassler of New Windsor; paternal grandmother, Effie Grimes of New Windsor; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Esther R. Hansen, 92, of Westminster, formerly of Reisterstown and Taneytown, passed away January 16 at her home. She was predeceased by her first husband, William (Bill) Glacken and by second husband, John Locklear. Esther is survived by her husband, Jesse A. Hansen. Also surviving are daughter, Linda (Oscar) Lovering of The Villages, FL; grandchildren;  and great-grandchildren.

June Clark Hedges, 88, of Westminster, passed away January 17 at the Carroll Lutheran Village. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Hedges, Jr. Surviving are son, Dan C. (Linda) Hedges of Columbia; daughter, Polly Hedges (Jeff Fasick) of Marriottsville; sister, Polly Clark Dotson of Kentucky; and grandchildren, Heather (Joe) Czarnik, Kari Fasick and Ken Fasick.

Leona Marie “Minnie” (Croumer) Hoet, 91, passed away January 16 at Senior Commons–Powder Mill in York. She was the former wife of the late Peter J. Hoet. Minnie is survived by sons, Erik P. (Jennifer) Hoet Domal of West Chester, Roland P. (Beth) Hoet of York; daughters, Dr. Sandra Albright and husband David Stuhr of Raleigh, NC, and Laila A. (Gilbert Jr.) Stahl of Spring Grove; grandchildren, Brandon, Danielle and John Hoet of York, and Elizabeth and Brittany Alexis Albright of Raleigh, NC, Traci Stahl of Delray Beach, FL, Daniel Stuhr of Tampa, FL, and Kristen Carbery of Boynton Beach, FL; and great-grandchild, Charlotte Marie.

Treva D. Hoke, 103, passed away January 18 at Columbia Cottage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip L. Hoke. Survivors include sister, Iva Krebs of New Oxford; step-brother, Pius Kaltreider of Beverly, NJ; and nieces and nephews.

Janet C. Hollinger, 76, of Littlestown, passed away January 22 at Gettysburg Hospital. She was the widow of Roy E. Hollinger. Surviving are daughters, Debra Weaver of Bonneauville, Diane “Dee Dee” Nye of Glenville, and Robin Robertson of Reading; grandchildren, Adam, Brandon and Chad Nye, Aundrea and Aaron Robertson and Anthony Weaver; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Danica, Caden and Bella Nye; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tristan and Trenton Myers; brothers, Randy and Gerald Toner; and sisters, Shirley Ferrebee and Cindy Groh.

Elizabeth G. Huber, 98, passed away January 20 at her home. She was the widow of Charles Huber, Jr. Elizabeth is survived by son, Charles Huber of Gettysburg, and daughter, Mary Helen Barbee of Old Town, FL.

Francis J. “Frank” Kane, 91, of Westminster, passed away January 16 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of Mary A. (Dickey) Kane. Also surviving are daughter, Karen A. (Gary) Knights of Westminster; son, John H. Kane of Aiken, SC; grandchildren, Richard P. Kane, Jason Kozowyk, Dawn Saul and Linda, Sean and Justin Kane; and great-grandchildren.

Edward A. Kennedy, 93, formerly of Westminster, passed away January 15 at Plum Creek in Hanover. He was the widower of A. Jane Kennedy. Surviving are son, Edward (Pat) Kennedy of Westminster; daughter, Dr. Nancy Kennedy Howard of Millsboro, DE; grandson, Dr. Eric (Carol) Kennedy of Lewisburg, PA; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth “Ellie” and Calvin; nephew, Rick (Patti) Brandt of Brookfield, VT; niece, Lucy Brandt of Belcamp, MD; and Lucy’s children, Jim and Esther Givens of Baltimore, MD, and Renea Eisenhour, of Seaford, DE.

Stephen Star King, 47, passed away January 21 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the son of Clarence L. and Betty (Hackney) King of Westminster. Stephen is survived by his fiancee, Tracy Lynn Kemmer; sons, Austin William King and Joshua Logan King, both of Hanover; stepson, Christopher Lee (Lisa) Hale of Parkton, MD; stepgrandchildren, Brady, Parker, and Lexi Hale; mother-in-law, Joanne Kemmer of Westminster; father-in-law, Roy Kemmer of Waynesboro; brothers-in-law, Marc Kemmer of Fork, MD, and Tom Pickett, Jr. of Westminster; sister-in-law, Lisa Kemmer of Westminster; and nieces and nephews.

Steven L. King, 57, passed away January 17. He is survived by stepmother, Julia King of Ft. Myers, FL; sisters, Sandy (Dan) Brown of Conestoga and Roanne (Mike) Grimm of Hanover; brothers, Craig (Martha) King of Hanover and Greg (Mindy) Wood of Jacksonville, FL; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.

Donald Klein, 84, of Sykesville, passed away January 19 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of the late Lorraine Klein. Surviving are daughters, Joyce Klein Decker of Westminster, Barbara Klein of Sykesville, and Janet Klein and Laura Klein, both of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Sarah Decker (Adam) Sproul, and Andrew Decker; and great-grandchildren, Ellie and Lucas Sproul.

Levi Jonathan Kline, five-day-old son of Kayla M. Mayers and Blake C. Kline, passed away January18 at the York Hospital. In addition to his parents, Levi is survived by his maternal grandfather, Brian Mayers of Biglerville; paternal grandmother, Sally Brenneman of Chambersburg; paternal grandfather, Richard Kline III of Biglerville; maternal great-grandmother, Lorraine Mayers of New Oxford; maternal great-grandparents, Frank and Julia Weishaar of McKnightstown; paternal great-grandmother, Donna Breon of Biglerville.

Susan E. Klunk, 61, passed away January 17 at her home. She leaves behind children, Brian Saum of Gettysburg, Andy Saum of Avon, CO, Ben Klunk of Gettysburg, Kara Klunk of Biglerville; stepson, Troy (Mary) Klunk of Casa Grande, AZ; brother, John (Tina) Eckert of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Kayla, Austin, Maddie, Phineas and Sage; and longtime companion, Bryan Reed.

Robert J. Koenig, 82, of Gettysburg, formerly of Hicksville, NY, passed away January 19 at the Gettysburg Center. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Peabody Koenig; daughter, Carol (Tim) Gaines of Smithsburg, MD; sons, Robert J. (Yung-Hye) Koenig Jr. of Hewitt, NJ, and Ronald Koenig and companion Gerard of Hicksville, NY; and grandchildren, Jennifer, Timothy, Crystal, Nichole and Hai-Yan.

Lloyd Donald Koontz, Sr., 88, of Keymar, passed away January 16 at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane Forney Koontz. Lloyd is survived by daughters, Rocklyn (Sam) Harman of Taneytown, and Dottie (Rich) Frock of Littlestown; sons, Lloyd (Yvonne) Koontz, Jr.  of Hanover,, and Randy Koontz of Keymar; sister, Ethel Riley of New Oxford; brother, Kenneth (Darlene) Koontz of Emmitsburg; grandsons, Chad Koontz of Hanover, and David (Charity) Harman of Taneytown; great-grandson, Tyler Harman; and nieces and nephews.

Thomas W. Little, 72, formerly of Hanover, passed away January 13 at Golden Living Center in Gettysburg. Survivors include daughters, Valerie (Mark Sr.) Krumrine of Conway, SC, and Dawn Little of Glen Rock; son, Ralph (Lisa) Little of Taneytown; grandchildren, Mark Krumrine, Jr., Heather Renee Krumrine, Crystal Lynn Krumrine, Faith Kristine Little, Brett Robert Little and Hunter Lucas Little; great-grandchildren, Lucas Little and Elijah Krumrine; sister, Anna (Kenneth) Frock of Shippensburg; and brothers, Fred (Wanda) Little, Walter (Linda) Little, Kenny (Joan) Little, and Carl (Rita) Little, all of Westminster.

Dorothy LaRue Long, 89, of Westminster, passed away January 22 at Carroll Lutheran Village. She was the wife of the late John Emory Long Jr. Surviving are son, Thomas H. “Tom” (Elaine) Long of Union Bridge, and daughter, Jeanne M. (“Gene“) Ford of Finksburg; sister, Emma Long of Westminster; grandchildren, Emily (Brian) Bates, Ryan and Jonathan Ford; and great-grandson, Gavin Bates.

Viola M. (Senft) Luckenbaugh, 103, passed away January 15 at Manor Care, Kingston Court in York. She was the widow of Edwin R. Luckenbaugh. Viola is survived by son, William H. Luckenbaugh of York New Salem; daughters, Donna Gotwalt of Spring Grove and Gloria M. Luckenbaugh of Palmyra; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter.

Carolyn Dietz Lyons, passed away January 9. Survivors include: sister, Elizabeth Bartenstein; son, Jeffery S. Lyons and his wife Lorene; daughter, Amy L. Martin; daughter, Carolyn L. Horan and her husband Jeffrey; son, Robert H. Lyons and his wife, Teresa; grandchildren, Nicholas, Zara, Jeremiah, Sean, Noah, Adrian, Ryan, Kelly, Shannon, and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Harper.

John W. McCleaf, 79, of Orrtanna, passed away January 14 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. John is survived by children, Diane L. (Tom) Wisotzkey of Gettysburg; Gregory W. McCleaf of Orrtanna; grandchildren, Katey L. Wisotzkey and Ryan T. Wisotzkey; great-grandchildren, Camden Cool, Samuel Pirrello, Jhase Wisotzkey, Addison Wisotzkey; and siblings: Martha Sneeringer of York, Anna Swope of Gettysburg, Grover McCleaf of Cashtown, Lake Poe of Manassas, VA, and Vicki Gauthier of Gettysburg.

Francis C. “Cisco” McQuay, Sr., 82, of Sykesville, passed away January 20 at the Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Jane Burns McQuay. Also surviving are children, Francis C. “Chuck” McQuay, Jr. of Baltimore, Brenda L. (Cliff) Woodward of Berkeley Springs, WV, Rebecca L. McQuay of Hanover, and Monte M. (Paulette) McQuay of Hanover; grandchildren, Kevin Mayne, Bradley Guyer, Amy Woodward, Brandon Clark, and Adam, Bailey, Clayton, Carlon and Isaiah McQuay; and great-grandchildren, Courtney and Matthew.

H. Allen “Louie” Meckley, 66, passed away at his home January 17. He was the husband of Amanda L. (Groft) Meckley. Also surviving are daughters, Zenobia I. Meckley and Jennifer E. Frank; granddaughter, Dinah Rose Frank; grandson, Avery M. Frank; sisters, Susan Spangler and Norma Myers; brothers, Richard and James Meckley; and extended family.

Gloria G. Miller, 88, passed away January 16 at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. She was the wife of Elmer H. Miller, Jr. Also surviving are children, Jill Morrow and husband Frank Fleishman of Mechanicsburg, Vicki (Jeffrey) Knauff of Ruskin, FL, Kristi (Edward Jr.) Jordan of Mechanicsburg, and Matthew (Heather) Miller of Camp Hill; grandchildren, Brian Morrow, Andrew Knauff, Lindsay Hall, Amanda Jordan, Edward Jordan III, Christopher Jordan, Eric Jordan, Logan Miller and Abigail Miller; and great-grandchild, Connor Morrow.

Joseph James Morgan, Sr., 61, of Manchester, passed away January 16 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was the husband of Sharon Dale Morgan. Also surviving are son, Joseph J. Morgan, Jr.; siblings, Roseann, Debbie, Maureen, Donna Rockerfella, Eddie and Geraldine Olsen, Albert and Ruth Brady, Christopher, William, Wayne, Neil, Michael and Lisa Morgan; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Bjorkner and Joan Puma.

Chris William Munday, Sr., 52, of Union Bridge, passed away January 19. He was the son of Donald William Munday and Patricia Craigie Munday of Myrtle Beach, SC, and husband of Dana Marie Munday. Chris is also survived by sons, Chris William Munday, Jr. of Middletown and Brett William Munday of Union Bridge; stepson, Sgt. Robert Baker of Quantico, VA; sister, Teresa Wilkinson of Mount Airy; nieces, Ashley (Jason) Endicott of North Carolina and Kayla Wilkinson of Mt. Airy; great-niece, “Paityn”; great-nephews, Aiden and Lucas; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

George J. O’Brien, 84, of Gettysburg, passed away January 14 at the Gettysburg Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Dunne O’Brien. George is also survived by brothers, James O’Brien and John O’Brien; sister, Lois Heinninger; sons, Michael L. (Deborah) O’Brien of Plymouth, MA, Timothy J. (Ivonne) O’Brien of North Attleboro, MA, Stephen P. O’Brien of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Kati O'Brien-Robotham and her husband Matt and their two children, Peyton and Benjamin, Meagan O'Brien, Danielle Jackson and her husband Jared and their daughter Lila.

Mary Ellen Ogle, 94, of Union Bridge, passed away January 18 at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster. Surviving are sister, Lydia M. Ibex of Westminster; nephews and niece, John W. (Shelley) Ibex of Ocean Port, NJ, Jeffrey W. (Linda) Ibex of Westminster and Karen (Olen) Surface of Huntertown, IN; and grandnieces and grandnephews, David Ibex and wife, Renee of High Bridge, NJ, Jennifer Ibex and husband, Nathaniel of Princeton, NJ, Jeffrey M. Ibex of Parkville, Jill Garver and husband, Ben of Westminster; and Ben and Joey Clapp, both of Indiana.

Margaret Jean Pluta, 74, of Gettysburg, passed away January 17. She is survived by her husband, Donald A. Pluta; daughters, Donna A. Pluta of Maryland, and Laura H. Pluta of Virginia; and grandsons, Nicholas and Timothy Lopez.

Barbara Anne “Bobbie” Pontier, 75, of Marco Island, FL, passed away January 17 in Naples, FL. She was the wife of Ed Pontier and mother of Jim, Karen and Tommy. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer, Tim, Christopher, Randy, Mike, Spencer, Jill, Sammy and Aimee; and great-grandchild, Emmie.

Isabella Ramsey, 94, of Biglerville, passed away January 20 at Golden Living in Gettysburg. She is survived by granddaughter, Elizabeth (Wayne) Fulmore of Biglerville; great-grandson, Trevontae Masoline; great-granddaughters, Semon Brown, Candice Chambliss, Sable Fulmore, and Kayla Buggs.

Gerald E. Reinhart, Sr., 67, passed away January 19 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Connie V. (Fridinger) Reinhart. Gerald is survived by sons, Gerald E. (Kelsey) Reinhart, Jr. of Gettysburg and Gilbert L. (Ashley) Reinhart of Shippensburg; granddaughter, Lily A. Reinhart of Shippensburg; brother, Lewis P. (Bonnie) Reinhart of New Oxford; sister, Gloria J. Rinehart of Carlisle; brother, Donald J. (Beverly) Reinhart of East Berlin; and brothers, Allen W. Reinhart and Dennis D. Reinhart, both of New Oxford.

Doris B. Schubert, 87, of Sykesville, passed away January 20. She was the wife of Charles W. Schubert, Sr. Also surviving are children, Chuck (Jeanne) Schubert of Taneytown, Carol Naurot of Sykesville, Barbara Martin (Stu) Zeiler of Sykesville; grandchildren, Philip (Kathy) Schubert of Sykesville, Steven (Stacey) Schubert of Hanover, Craig (Beth) Schubert of Westminster, Terri (Tim) Ridenour of Thurmont, Crissy (David) McCormick of Sykesville, Daniel Martin of Sykesville, and Rachel Martin of Sykesville; and great grandchildren.

Jill Davette Sharpless, 54, of Hampstead, passed away January 13 at her home. Surviving is sister, Gwen Sharpless Snyder of Laurel; brother, David Swan Sharpless III and his wife Deborah E. of Joppa; nephews, David S. Sharpless IV and Cameron Q. Sharpless of Joppa, and Michael T. Snyder III of Brooklyn, NY.

Rita Ines Sheehan, 63, of Eldersburg, passed away January 17 at her home. She was the wife of Edward R. Sheehan of Eldersburg. Also surviving are son and daughter-in-law Mikey Sheehan and Melissa Smith of Westminster; daughter, Chrissy Alban of Eldersburg; sisters, Arlene (Cyrus) Hutchison of Locust, NC, and Mary Lou Bulger of Sykesville; and grandchildren, Malachi and Alex Warner.

Richard L. Slagle, 89, passed away at York Hospital on January 16. He was the husband of the late Erdean A. (Mitzel) Slagle. Richard is also survived by son, Richard L. Slagle II and his wife Carole of York; his grandson Matthew Slagle and many nieces and nephews.

Edgar Smallwood Snyder, 90, of Johnsville, passed away January 15 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Warner; daughters, Opal Jane Snyder of Johnsville and Edwina (Samuel) Urban of Mt Airy; grandson, Anthony Edward (Crystal Gayle) White; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Andrew Wagner, James Dakota Wagner, Abigail Elizabeth White and Blake Anthony White; stepgranddaughter, Michelle Elizabeth Hagan; sister, Betty Blumenauer; and brother, Robert Snyder.

Lena H. Cromer Spangler, 99, formerly of Hanover, passed away January 18 at Oak Leaf Manor North Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Cromer, and the late John E. Spangler. Lena is survived by son, Steven (Lindy) Cromer of Mountville; grandson, Matthew (Natalie) Cromer of Marietta; great-grandsons, Christopher and Gabriel Cromer; and brother, Richard Zoffoli of Rye, NH.

John H. Summers, Sr., 93, passed away January 20 at The Brethren Home Community. He was the widower of Steinie L. (Bowser) Summers. John is survived by son, John H. (Belinda) Summers, Jr. of Abbottstown; daughter, Patricia A. (Homer) Hafer of New Oxford; grandchildren, Amy Johnson of New Oxford, Andrew Hafer of Owego, NY, Abby Alexander of Lancaster, Neiley Shea Royston of San Rafael, CA, Liza Shea of Groton, CT, Josh Summers of New Oxford, Adams Summers of Hanover, Sheanon Summers of New Oxford, and John Summers, III of Cambridge, MA; and great-grandchildren.

Virginia Mae (Shindledecker) Thomas, 84, of Gettysburg, passed away January 16 at home. She was the wife of Donald Blair Thomas. Virginia is also survived by stepson, James (Carolyn) Thomas; sister, Barbara Weigand of Fayetteville; niece, Sherry Warrenfeltz; nephews, Danny Cullison and Bill Wiegand; nieces and nephews; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Richard James Troxel, 51, passed away at home in New Windsor December 27. Surviving are brother, William Michael Troxel; sister, Cheryl Glass; stepbrother, Eddie Belschner; nieces, Kristen Penn Roberts and Ariana Troxel; nephews, Dustin Troxel, Jeffrey Turco Jr., Hunter Turco & Noah Glass.

Jennifer L. VanLeeuwen, 47, of Westminster, passed away January 19 at the Golden Living Center. She was the daughter of V. Lorraine Lescalleet VanLeeuwen and Theodore J. VanLeeuwen, both of Westminster. Jennifer is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law William and Beth Frazier of Baltimore, Michael and Kolleen VanLeeuwen of Rochester, NY and David and Laurie VanLeeuwen of Finksburg; caregiver, Cindy Barr; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Alvin L. Vaughn, 79, of Sykesville, passed away January 20 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann (nee Surrett) Vaughn of Sykesville. Alvin is also survived by children, June Byrd of Florida, Teresa (Harry) Vaughn-Schafer of Sykesville, Paul Vaughn of Sykesville, Robert (Holly) Vaughn of Westminster; sisters, Bernice (Kenneth) Linton of Sykesville, and Denise (Jay) McClure of Las Vegas; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Margaret Ellen Vitale, 68, of Westminster, passed away  January 15 at University of Maryland Medical Center. Surviving her are daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dominique Bonhomme; aunts, Carol Brossoit and Adele Rothenburg; and cousins.

Ruby Jane Walton, 93, of Westminster, formerly of Charlottesville, VA, passed away at the Carroll Hospital Center January 19. She was the wife of the late Raymond Louis Walton. Surviving are son, Steven G. (Patricia) Walton of Hampstead; daughter, Faithe W. Stem of Westminster; brother-in-law, William Hedgebeth of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Victoria R. Walton, Jessica A. (Richard) Hebbel, Eric Jonathan Clarke, and Michael H. Stem, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Olivia M. Fuller, Elizabeth R. Hebbel, William J. Hebbel, Anthony W. Stem, Nicholas W. Stem, and Christopher C. Stem; and nieces and nephews.

Frances D. Werner, 80, passed away January 19 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. She was the widow of Earl L. Werner. Frances is survived by sons, Lester Werner of Spring Grove, Stephen Werner of Charles City, VA, Rodney Werner of Carlisle, and Michael Werner of New Oxford; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet L. Hoover of Milton.

Dennis E. Wherley, 67, passed away January 21 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Linda L. (Yuhasz) Wherley. Dennis is also survived by daughters, Jennifer (Russell) Warehime, Hanover, and Robin (Adam) Saner, Hanover; sister, Linda Keffer, Hanover; grandchildren, Karissa and Katelyn Warehime, and Jackson and William Saner, Hanover; and niece, Jessica Bemis, Chadds Ford.

Robert C. Wildasin, 92, passed away January 18 at the Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine A. Slagle Wildasin. Survivors include daughter, Patricia A. (Charles) Little; grandson, Shawn Little; and brother, Donald Wildasin, all of Hanover.

John R. Wisler, 94, passed away January 19 at The Brethren Home Community. He was the husband of Jean C. (Cashman) Wisler. John is also survived by daughters, Susan J. (Guy) Caler, and Gail K. Mummert, all of Hanover; grandchildren, Tracy Caler, Troy Mummert, Brian Caler and Amy Schlitzer; and great-grandchildren.

Vestal Yelton, 92 of Sykesville, passed away January 21 at Transitions Health Care in Sykesville. He was the husband of the late Carrie Yelton. Surviving are son, Marvin (Emma) Yelton of Sykesville; daughters, Patsy (Ron) Ash, and Gerri (Duane) Darling, all of Finksburg; sister, Mary Yelton of Bakersville, NC; grandchildren, Georgia Haugh, Pam Taylor, Kevin Ash, and Christopher Darling; and great-grandchildren, Crystal Baldwin, Kayla Ash, Carrie Darling and Hannah Darling.

Lloyd D. Yost, Jr., 80, passed awayJanuary 20 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Norma Arentz Yost. Lloyd is also survived by son, Rev. John D. (Mindy) Yost of Mifflinburg; grandchildren, Dryden, Dylan and Bryanna Yost; sister, Mary (Richard) Weaver of Spring Grove; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Karin Elizabeth Young, 50, of Eldersburg, passed away January 17 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is survived by her husband, Scott; daughters, Claire and Erin; sister, Kristine (Sam) Evans and their children Clark, Seth and Catherine; sister, Jeanne (Tom) Rowe; grandmother; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Martin A. “Marty” Young, 72, passed away January 16 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Carol Killen Young; daughter, Michelle D. West of Chambersburg; grandchildren, Bradley West, Tyler West, and Stephanie West; sister, M. Judith (Mike) Brady of Lock Haven; nieces and nephew.