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Obituaries

David M. Belt, 72, of Frederick, MD, passed away January 29 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. He was the husband of Yi Xiao Belt. David is also survived by children, Daniel Belt and Earl Belt, Michael Belt, Mark Belt, and Jennifer Pham; and siblings, Joan D. Belt of Hanover and Larry D. Belt of Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Doris L. “Sue” (Calvert) Benford, 84, of New Oxford, passed away January 28 at the Brethren Home. She was the widow of Dr. Merle D. Benford.Sue is survived by children, Kathleen (Bradley) Shifflet, Donald (Sharon) Benford, Laura (Chris) Becker, all of Hanover; stepson, Bryan Benford of Cape May Court House, NJ; siblings, Gloria Tumminello of Hanover, Clifton Calvert of Brooklyn Park, MD; and grandchildren, Jeremiah Patterson, Joel Patterson, Brian Benford, Bradley Benford, Danielle Benford, Erika Benford, Joshua Becker and Andrew Becker.

Robert Earl Bernhard, 93, of Westminster, passed away February 1 at Sun Valley at the Woods. He was the husband of the late Miriam Bernhard and the late Barbara Marcus Bernhard. Robert is survived by family and friends.

Elizabeth “Betty” Billingslea Scott, 91, of Westminster, passed away January 28. She was the wife of the late David A. Scott. Elizabeth is survived by children, Jeffrey (Susie) Scott of Westminster, Julia (Max) Irick of Louisville, KY, Charles (Patty) Scott of Spokane, WA, and Sue (Marcus) Rackley of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Scott, Matthew, Lauren, Nicole, Sarabeth, Christopher, Janna, Daniel, Katherine and Anna; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lewis J. Bowers, Jr., 50, of Hanover, passed away January 25 at home. He was the companion of Melissa Ann Krug of Hanover. Lewis is also survived by sons, Aaron Bowers, Vincent Krug, Coty Krug, Timmy Hull, Jr.; brothers, Ronald and Donald Bowers; and grandchildren, Mason Krug, Trinity Krug, Conner Rill, Timmy Hull III, Alessa Hull.

Pauline Mary Jane Bozzell, 86, of Westminster, passed away February 1 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the wife of the late James Bozzell. Survivors include sons, Jimmy Bozzell and David (Kristi) Bozzell; daughters, Wanda Skahill and Margaret “Peggy” (Greg)Radic; grandchildren, Heather Davidson, John “Jay” Skahill, Michael Cotton, Hailey, Emma and Conner Bozzell; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.

Harlan Leonard “Big H” Brewer, 75, of Sykesville, passed away at his home January 30. He was the husband of Carolyn G. (Groves) Brewer. Also surviving are sons, Leonard H. “Lenny” Brewer of Baltimore, David A. Brewer of Baltimore, John E. (Mary) Merriam, and Duane M. Brewer of Baltimore; daughter. Debra C. (Walt) Akers of Fennadina Beach, FL; brother, John W. Brewer of Baltimore; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Virginia Brothers, 89, of Westminster, formerly of Gamber, passed away February 2 at Westminster Ridge. She was the wife of the late Oscar Brothers. Virginia is survived by sons, Harold “Buster” (Elaine) Brothers of Apopka, FL, Gary (Mary Ellen) Brothers of Landrum, SC, William “Billy” (Pat)Brothers of Newport News, VA, and Terry Brothers of Finksburg; sister  Ella Mae (Clyde) Boone of Woodbine; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

James R. Bucher, 87, of Bendersville, passed away January 31 at Gettysburg Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sarah L. (Conover) Bucher; daughter, Stephanie A. (Kurt) Janke of Mesa, AZ; son, Greg A. Bucher of Bendersville; and grandson, Luke R. Bucher of Palm Bay, FL.

David Eugene Candy, 55, passed away January 31 at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, NY. He is survived by his mother, Joan Candy of Sykesville, MD; brothers, William Candy of Somerville, SC, Robert Candy of Cumberland, MD, Richard Candy of Westminster, MD; sisters, Kathleen Candy May of Annapolis, MD, and Susan Candy of Reisterstown, MD; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Danielle, Tucker, Christopher, Brian, Stephanie, Rich, Connor, Kaitlyn, Steffan; and extended family.

Mary Ellen Carr, 76, of Woodbine, MD, passed away January 30 at Carroll Hospital, Westminster. She was the wife of the late Zolan Theodore “Sonny” Carr, Jr. Mary Ellen is survived by sons, Timothy S. (Jackie) Foltz of Woodbine, Zolan T. “Teddy Carr III of Charlestown, WV; daughter, Shari Lynn (Larry) Mathis of Charlestown, WV; brothers, Eddie Wolford of Westminster, and Robert Wolford of Winchester, VA; sister, Patty Hott of Augusta, WV; grandchildren, Larry Mathis, Jr., Timothy Foltz, Jr., Tara Mathis, Noah Mathis, Brandin Foltz and Tyler Carr; and great-grandchildren.

Alyce M. Chiarito, 92, of Marlboro, NJ, formerly of Westminster, passed away January 25 at Sunrise of Marlboro Assisted Living. She was the widow of Emil Chiarito. Surviving are children, Alan D. (Pilar) Chiarito of Baltimore, Michael A. (Marylou) Chiarito of Summerville, SC, Vincent P. (Susan) Chiarito of Vicksburg, MS; daughter Joanna M. (James) Castellano of Freehold, NJ; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild.

Marguerite V. (Mays) Ensor, 88, passed away January 27 at her home. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Ensor, Sr. Marguerite is survived by children, Charles E. (Mary Ann) Ensor, Jr. of Sparks, MD, and Carrie E. (Samuel C.) Kline of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Marcy Ann Franklin, Christy Ellen Copenhaver, and Andrew and Leigh Anne Kline; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Lou Ensor of Parkton, MD, and E. Elaine DeMent of Upperco, MD.

Beulah M. Fowble, 89, of Westminster, passed away February 3 at Long View Nursing Home in Manchester. She was the wife of the late Atlee Lewis Fowble. Beulah is survived by son, Roger A. (Edith) Fowble of Spring Grove; daughter, Sandra E. (Walter) Shaffer of Great Cacapon, WV; daughter-in-law, Theresa Fowble of Thomasville; sister, Lillian Bull of Finksburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Rubin V. Fullwood, 71, of Manchester, formerly of Finksburg, passed away January 29 at the Dove House. He was the husband of the late Jeanne Louise Fullwood. Rubin is survived by daughters, Melanie L. (Michael L.) Wolfe of Manchester and Crystal E. Fullwood of Westminster; grandchildren, Rachel Wolfe, Landon Wolfe, and Sloane Deardorff; sister, Benetta (Robert) Staab of Dundalk; brother, James F. (Carol) Fullwood, Jr. of Abingdon; companion, Brenda Dell and her family, Brian and Dori Kovens and Kris Bates; mother-in-law, Leona Lilly; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Lilly and Linda (Eddie) Edwards; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert M. “Mike” Gemmill, 83, of New Oxford, passed away at his home at Cross Keys Village January 29. He is survived by his wife, Mary Schroeder Gemmill; daughters, Shanna (Kevin) Adler of Harrisburg, and Heather (Mark) Muratore of Fredericksburg, VA; stepchildren, Joseph A. (Ellen) Schroeder of North Stonington, CT, Amy (Aboubakar) Alwi of Abu Dhabi, UAE, Gretchen (Jamey) Finchum of Nashua, NH, and David (Kim) Schroeder of Ellsworth, ME; grandchildren, Corwin and Chloe Adler and Grace and Nicholas Muratore; and stepgrandchildren, Allen, Daniel, and Kathleen Schroeder, Alladin, Roukaya, Salma, Maryam, and Ahmad Alwi, Connor and Abigail Finchum, and Caitlin and Chelsea Schroeder.

Larry E. Gise, 68, of Abbottstown, passed away in his home January 25. He was the husband of Amber (Burns) Gise. Larry is also survived by daughters, Brenda (John) Laughead, Susan Bechtel, Cindy (John) Beard, and Tammy (Brian) McIntosh; grandchildren, Nikki Miller, Tanya Tanner, Amanda Crone, Zachary Gise, Elizabeth McIntosh, Sheena Gladfelter, Anita Grim, and Amanda Smith; and great-grandchildren.

Tarence P. Group, 78 of Gettysburg, formerly of Biglerville, passed away January 19 at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the widower of Nancy E. (Showers) Group. Tarence is survived by sons, Brian B. (Lynda) Group of Biglerville, Vernon A. (Nancy) Group of Gettysburg, and Wayne P. (Marci) Group of Chambersburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Nadine Group of York Springs and Tena Spangler of Lancaster.

Cathy Ann Hagy, 56, of Westminster passed away February 1 at The John Hopkins Hospital. She was the wife of Ricky Hagy. Also surviving are daughters, Melissa (Shawn) Loomis and Rebecca (Lance) Graham, both of Westminster; siblings, Jack R. (LaDonna) Holloman of Washington, NC, and Deborah Jane (Wayne) Brooks of Dundalk; grandchildren, Charli, Samantha, and Jordan; and nieces.

Guinevere Irlene “Gwen” Halle, 91, of Finksburg, passed away January 25 at Carroll Lutheran Village. She was the wife of Dieter K.K. Halle. Gwen is survived by children, Gwenn (J. Gary) Bockelmann, Richard A. Evashko, and Robert F. Evashko; grandchildren, J. Gregory (Lin) Bockelmann, Bradley C. (Chrissy) Bockelmann, and Crystal Evashko; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Ann, Kirstyn, Logan and Jackson Bockelmann and Gabby Morris.

Gladys Beaulah Hamilton, 85, of Westminster, passed away January 31 at the Dove House. Her husband, Earl “Ray” Hamilton, preceded her in death. Gladys is survived by children, Gary W. Hamilton of Punta Gorda, FL, Ronald E. Hamilton of Baltimore, Gregory E. Hamilton of Fairfield, PA, Robin M. (James) Engles of Baltimore; daughters-in-law, Phyllis Hamilton and Beverly Hamilton; niece, Pamela Hebrank; nephew, Thom Boettger; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Marie Hart, 91, of Rossdale, MD, passed away January 30 at the Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, MD. She was the wife of the late Harry Thomas Hart. Dorothy is survived by daughter, Christine Alice (Jerry) Nocar of Finksburg; granddaughter, Christine (Christopher) Webbert of Reisterstown; grandson, Francis Oliver (Mary) Grimm of Baltimore; and great-grandchildren, Casey, Chase, and Carlie Webbert, all of Reisterstown.

Marguerite M. Hartlaub, 72, of McSherrystown, passed away February 3 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the widow of Richard F. Klunk. Surviving are children, Deborah (Bruce) Wilson of Hanover, Diane (John) Dell of Spring Grove, Michael (Debra) Klunk of Spring Grove, and Douglas R. Klunk of Hanover; grandchildren, Brandon and Brian Wilson, Cameron and Cortlin Dell, Jordan and Austin Klunk and Morgan Klunk; and great-grandchildren, Colin and Eli Wilson.

Virginia Lee (Proutt) Heiliger, 95, of Manchester, MD, passed away January 30 at the Memorial Hospital in York. She was the widow of John Walter Heiliger. Surviving are children, Jacqueline Lee Baldwin of Taneytown, Walter LeRoy Heiliger of York, and Christina Theresa Polkinghorne of York; grandchildren, Tracey Santoro, Scott Strzelczyk, Jeffrey Strzelczyk, Erin Ream, Gregory Heiliger, Jessica Heiliger, James Polkinghorne, Abigail Geib, Elizabeth Polkinghorne, Esther Geib, and Mary Polkinghorne; and great-grandchildren.

Ruth M. Heiser, 83, of Gettysburg, passed away January 21. She was the widow of Carroll Curley Heiser.Surviving are children, Keith Heiser, Steve Heiser, Doug (Joyce) Heiser, Robin (Chuck) Blake, and Bobbi Jo Ulsh, all of Hanover, Jeff Heiser of Taneytown, and Laurie (Chuck)Moore of Frederick, MD; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Doris Morgret of Gettysburg.

Emma Rose Hensel, 3, of Frostburg, MD, passed away January 31. She was the daughter of Jason Ronald Hensel, Ellerslie, MD, and Teal Amanda (Jones) Hensel, Westminster, MD. Also surviving are sister, Lily Kayleen Hensel, Frostburg, MD; grandparents, Ronald and Patricia Hensel, Ellerslie, MD, and Ronald and Lori Jones, Westminster, MD; great-grandparents, Richard and Yvonne Jones, Westminster; uncles and aunts, Jed and Kristie Wilhelm, Cresaptown, MD, Ronald A. Jones, Jr., Cory Maks, and Kevin Maks, Westminster; cousins, Braelyn and Bennett Wilhelm, Cresaptown, MD; and extended family.

Dorothy Mae Hepburn, 90, formerly of Randallstown, passed away January 31 at LookAbout Manor in Westminster. She was the wife of the late James C. Hepburn. Surviving are son, Patrick J. (Yvonne) Hepburn of Hampstead; daughter, Terry Sheldon (James Coleman) of Tucson, AZ; sister, Anne Batchelor of Boise, ID; grandchildren, Brian and Angie Childs, Casie and Michael Hall, Jesica and Fred Becker, Jayme and Joe Harkins, Nick Sheldon and Krista Telnes; and great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brayden, Hunter, Taylor, Makena, Cohen, Cheyenne and Reagan.

Neil Franklin Howes, 68, of Eldersburg, passed away February 1 at Carroll Hospital, Westminster. He was the husband of Susan M. D’Angelo Howes. Also surviving are sister, Faith Jeanette Howes Berrall; daughters, Melissa Lynn Kocian and Angela Rebecca Sevison; son, Thomas James Howes; sons-in-law and daughter-in-law; grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews.

Robert G. Johnson, 84, of Littlestown, passed away January 30. He is survived by his wife, Annie N. (Pinkard) Johnson; daughters, Patty Cooper of Poolesville, MD, Cheri (Mark) Lanier of Tybee Island, GA, Sue Farran of Westminster; son, Andy (Carrie) Johnson of Poolesville, MD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer, 78, of Hampstead, passed away January 30 at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He was the husband of Barbara A. Baxter Kemmerer. Also surviving are daughter, Pam Kemmerer of Hampstead; brothers, John E. Kemmerer, Jr. and James F. Kemmerer of Indiana; sisters, Anne Tolley and Sharon Leslie, both of Indiana, and Sally Colbert of Georgia.

Adam John “Buzz” Klein, Jr., 83, of Taneytown, passed away January 28 at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. He was the husband of Mary (Plaine) Klein. Also surviving are daughters, Sharon (Dale) Davis of Sykesville, and Tina Klein of Taneytown; sons, Brian (Tracey) Klein of Union Bridge, and Paul (Christine) Klein of Taneytown; brothers, Michael Klein of Littlestown, Howard Klein of Westminster, Herb (Naomi) Klein of Hanover, and Robert Klein of Pennsylvania; sister, Rose McLaughlin of New Hampshire; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Jason Dwayne Kreit, 32, of Taneytown, passed away February 2  at York Hospital in York. He was the son of John Kreit (Rolanda Morningstar) of Taneytown, and Carol Kreit (Joseph Ray) of Berkeley Springs, WV. Also surviving are daughter, Mollie Noelle Garrison of Westminster; sisters, Shelly Kreit of Westminster, and Kimberly Kreit of Taneytown; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Gladys Rock, Jr. of Taneytown; niece, Kaylynn Messick; nephews, Keith Miller and Devon Yingling; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Paul M. Luers, 76, of Finksburg, passed away January 30 at the Dove House. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Luers, and brothers, Robert Luers of Littlestown, and Calvin Yox of Hanover.

Francis J. “Frank” Mannarino, 87, of New Oxford, passed away January 29 at The Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. He was the husband of Adeline M. (Sarandrea) Mannarino. Frank is also survived by daughters, Laura A. (Richard) Chatelain of Plainwell, MI, Diane (Paul) Menapace of Hanover, Lisa (John) Molite of Fallston, MD, Jennifer (David) Smarsh of Gettysburg; sons, Andrew J. (Wendy) Mannarino, and James F. (Jessica) Mannarino, both of New Market, MD; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Angelo Mannarino of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Romeo Mannarino of Staten Island, NY; and sisters, Florence Sclafani of Toms River, NJ, and Gloria Hudock of Scarsdale, NY.

Constance Milhimes, 83, of New Oxford, passed away February 2. She is survived by her husband, Leroy C. Milhimes; daughters, Judy (Gregg) Thompson of Chambersburg, Lou (Paul) Tenarvitz of Peoria, IL, Kay (Rick) Miller of Gettysburg, and Wanda (Michael) Springer of Maryland; stepsons, Donald and Larry Milhimes; grandchildren, Seth Thompson, Ian Thompson, Summer Thompson, Scott Miller, Shane Miller and Ashlee Kreiger; great-grandchildren, Layla Thompson, Kai Thompson, Finn Thompson, Zachary Miller and Addelyn Miller; and sisters, Dianne Dorsey, Mary Feaster, and Martha Bowie.

Geraldine Marie “Gerry” Miller, 73, of Manchester, passed away February 2 at her home. She was the wife of Phillip Miller. Also surviving are children, Michelle Stevens and Herbert W. Miller; siblings, Mary Shaffer, Sandy Sanders, and Sue Myers; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Hazel Milo, 93, of Hanover, passed away January 29 at the Brethren Home Retirement Community, New Oxford. She was the widow of Walter J. Milo. Hazel is survived by daughters, Sandra Fay Nathanson of Hanover, Donna Marie (Richard) Lynch of Hanover, and Janet Lynn McClusky of Minnetonka, MN; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

James R. Mudgett, Sr., 80, of Sykesville, passed away January 28 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown, MD. He was the husband of Barbara C.  (Stewart) Mudgett. Also surviving are children, Deborah Mudgett, Dawn Taylor, Jim, Tom and Bill Mudgett; sister, Barbara Nye; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

E. Jane Appler Ohler, 95, of New Oxford, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away January 18 at the Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jacob Appler, and her second husband, Fern Ohler. Jane is survived by son, Douglas (Joan) Appler of Abbottstown; daughter, Shelley (Richard) Peters of Hamilton, MT; stepchildren, Terry Ohler, Victoria Ohler, Nina (Mike) Walter, all of Gettysburg, Lance Ohler of Fairfield, Richard Ohler of Gettysburg, Brian Ohler of Maryland; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Myers, Allison (Jeb) Wagner; great-grandchildren, Madeline Myers, Amelia Myers, Fiona Myers, Elle Wagner, Finn Wagner; and brother, Allen (Jane) Crouse of Fairfield.

Deborah Marie Ortiz, 51, of Hanover, passed away January 30 at her home. She was the daughter of Judith Lee Reed of Hampstead, and Armando Reyna Ortiz of Easton, MD. Also surviving are sister, Cynthia Kaye Ortiz of Santa Rosa, CA; nephew, Joe Pickett of Taneytown; aunt, Romaine (Richard) Becker of Finksburg; and her companion, George Abbott of Upperco, MD.

Veronica Ann “Ronnie” O’Toole, 86, of Westminster, passed away January 23 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. She was the wife of the late Edward C. “Mike” O’Toole. Surviving are daughter, Erin (Tom) Barna of Westminster; grandchildren, Tommy, Brianna, and Amanda Barna, all of Westminster; and sister Margaret.

Iris Mary Parr, 92, of Orrtanna, passed away February 1 at her home. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elias Tackett, and second husband, William A. Parr, Sr. Iris is survived by daughters, Sandra Unger of Martinsburg, WV, Karen Rebuck of Martinsburg, WV, and Wendy Parr (William) of Orrtanna; stepsons, Roger Parr of Biglerville, Larry (Sally) Parr of Waynesboro, William Parr, Jr. and John (Susan) Parr, both of Orrtanna; stepdaughter, Connie Parr of Orrtanna; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Josephine Rose Pelc, 94, passed away January, 24 at the Village of Laurel Run Nursing Home, Fayetteville. She was the widow of Andrew W. Pelc.  Josephine is survived by children, James Pelc of Northampton, PA, William Pelc of Dillon, MT, Robert Pelc of Yorktown, VA, Richard Pelc of Biglerville and Donald Pelc of Aspers; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Martha E. Poole, 74, of Westminster, passed away February 3 at the Dove House in Westminster. Surviving are brothers, Maurice F. (Predita) Poole, and Nathan H. Poole, both of Westminster; nieces, Helen May of Morgantown, WV, and Kathy Beacham of Westminster; great-nephews, Joey Goss of Morgantown, WV, and Nathan Beacham of Westminster; and great-niece, Amanda Beacham of Westminster.

Mary Margaret Scarpati, 47, of Hampstead, passed away January 28 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was the wife of Robert Scarpati. Also surviving are son, Bryan Knouse, daughters, Nicole Scarpati and Sara Scarpati, all of Hampstead; sisters, Debbie Schubert, Patricia Harris, Donna Miller, brothers, Carroll Harris and Bill Harris, all of Hampstead; nieces and nephews.

Eleanor Alice Schilling, 90, resident of Carroll Lutheran Village, passed away January 27 at her home. She was the wife of the late Jacques W. Schilling. Eleanor is survived by stepdaughter, Joanne Blum; daughters, Karen (Ken) Davis, and Bonnie (John) Harrison; grandchildren, Dietrich Blum, Sarah Williams, Samantha Pennini, Tim Davis, Shelby Harrison; and great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ellen Jennings Semelsberger, 75, of Tinton Falls, passed away January 25. Her husband, John F. Semelsberger, preceded her in death. Surviving are children, John (Yolanda) Semelsberger of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and David (Carrie) Semelsberger of Huntington, NY; grandchildren, Joanne, Matthew, John, Abby and Jack; and brother, David.

Janet M. Sheaffer, 64, of Orrtanna, passed away January 30 at Chambersburg Hospital. She was the daughter of Sadie V. (Beasley) Cottrell of McKnightstown and the late William Paul Cottrell. Janet is also survived by her husband, John E. Sheaffer; sons, John P. (Brandy) Sheaffer of Hanover, and Matthew D. (Amanda) Sheaffer of Biglerville; granddaughter, Bethany Sheaffer of Hanover; and sister, Mary Ann Wagner of McKnightstown.

Richard “Dick” Levine Shorb, 70, of Westminster, passed away January 29 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Virginia E. Miller Shorb; children, Harold (Shirley) Miller, Barry Shorb, Teresa (Larry Jr.) Wilhelm, and Mark (Donna) Shorb, all of Westminster; sister, Patricia (Harland) Martin of Westminster; grandchildren, Kyle, Kory, Katie, Laura and Donnie; and great-grandchildren.

Joan Ellen Slick, 85, of Gamber, passed away January 24 at Lorien of Taneytown. She was the wife of the late John D. Slick. Surviving are daughters, Dawn C. (Brad) Rowland of Fairfield, CA, and Nancy R. Slick (Jim Lutz) of Manchester; grandsons, Shawn Ward of Sacramento, CA, and Matthew Rowland of Fairfield, CA; and great-granddaughter, Blakely Ward of Seattle, WA.

Doris Ann Smith, married to Mark Smith, passed away February 1. Also surviving are children, Kathy, Peggy, Nancy, Donald and Robert; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hamilton P. “Hambone” Snowden, 82, of Sykesville, passed away January 26 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Estelle E.  (Lowman) Snowden. Surviving are sister-in-law, Martha Cook; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ivan E. Stinson, 80, of New Oxford, passed away January 30 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of the late Audrey L. (Brown) Stinson. Ivan is survived by daughters, Kathleen L. Chapin of New Oxford, and Penny A. Meckley of Hanover; grandchildren, Roger L. Miller of East Berlin, Rebecca K. Miller of Winter Springs, FL, Travis E. Sterner of Littlestown, and Paul N. Sterner of Dover; great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Bookwalter of Newport News, VA.

Kristin Junemarie Stolkovich-Eckert, 34, of McSherrystown, passed away January 15 at her home.

Daniel Edward Summers, of Hanover, passed away January 27. He was the son of Edward and Paula (Meehan) Summers.

James “Gene” Eugene Summers, 82, of Sykesville, MD, passed away February 1. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jane Leimbach Summers. Surviving are children, Charles Albert (Sharon) Carter of New Castle, DE, Dale Eugene of Ellicott City, MD, Douglas Allan of Finksburg, and Cheryl Womack of Sykesville; sisters, Ina (John) Warnick of Ridgely, WV, and Renee (Ray) Kiddy of LaVale, MD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harvey Woodrow Wilson Tabler, 96, of Mt. Airy, passed away January 29 at Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West Virginia. His wife, Bernice Sweeney Tabler, preceded him in death. Surviving are children, Roger William Tabler, Sr. of Mt. Airy, Doris Ann (Jerome) Bujanowski of Mt. Airy, Melissa Elizabeth (Bobby) Lantz of Thurmont, and Glenn Brian (Terri) Tabler of Mt. Airy; daughter-in-law, Billie Rose Moss Tabler; grandchildren, Lisa D. (Daran) Ossinger, Roger W. (Becky) Tabler, Jr., Sara E. (Oliver) Valenzuela, Philip A. (Deanna) Tabler, Katy L. (Matthew) Finnell, Brandon A., Brittany L., Brooke M., Brandy N., and Bridget M. Tabler, Sheila L. (Stephen) Borror, and Susan M. (Mark) Ditt; and great-grandchildren, Rachel Tabler, Roger W. Tabler III, Jaclyn and Emily Ditt, Casey and Cole Borror, Owen, Wyatt, and Eva Valenzuela, and Marisa Ossinger.

William “Bill” Murray Thompson, 72, of Sykesville, passed away February 1 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Beth (Booth) Thompson. Also surviving are daughter, Nancy (Paul) Heiser of New Freedom; son, Michael (Robyn) Thompson of Ellicott City; grandchildren, Katie, Emily, Nicole and Hailey; sisters, Sue (Dennis) Martins of Sykesville, Linda Thompson of Durham, NC, Ellen Dailey of Severna Park; brother, Robert (Marian) Thompson of Houston, TX; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Regina and Norman Booth of Pensacola, FL; brother-in-law, Fr. Edward Booth; sister-in-law, Catherine (Gil) Chalker, Mary Booth, Barbara (Richard) Harris, Margaret (Gary) Frazier and Frances Flores; nieces and nephews.

J. Marie Tschudin, of Littlestown, passed away February 2 at her home. She was the widow of James T. Tschudin. Surviving are son, Larry Tschudin of Littlestown; daughters, Linda (Jeff) Dehoff of New Oxford, Cathy Lumm of York; and grandchildren, Anthony, David, Alex, Hannah and Bailey.

Virginia May Walsh, 88, of Hampstead, passed away February 3 at her home. She was the wife of the late Carroll L. Walsh. Surviving are sons, Wayne (Deborah) Walsh and Ronald (Sandy) Walsh, both of Manchester; daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Corbin of Manchester; brother, Dennis Myers of Upperco; sisters, Gladys Riley, Betty Feeser, and Sandra Higgins, all of Manchester, and Dorothy Archer of Freeland, MD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harry L. Warrenfeltz, 100, of Biglerville, passed away January 30 at Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville. His wife, Pearl Thomas Warrenfeltz, preceded him in death. Harry is survived by sons, Francis L. (Reba) Warrenfeltz of Biglerville, Barry E. (Wanda) Warrenfeltz of Gardners; grandchildren, Dwight (Sherry) Warrenfeltz, Deborah (Wayne) Shultz, Dana Warrenfeltz, Melinda (Greg) Culp, Jason (Valerie) Warrenfeltz, and Gabrielle Warrenfeltz; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Sheila K. Weaver, 54, of Mt. Wolf, passed away February 2 at her residence. She was the daughter of Evelyn (Stuffle) Strausbaugh of Hanover and the late Jesse Strausbaugh. Sheila is also survived by daughters, Monica Klunk of York and Deidre Weaver of Baltimore; siblings, Jane Horn of Spring Grove, and Becky Stevens, Ed Strausbaugh, and Cathy Lund, all of Hanover; nieces and nephews.

Frederick George “Fred” Weidner, 74, of Westminster, passed away January 31 at Carroll County Hospital. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann Weidner. Also surviving are children, Frederick Joseph (June) Weidner of Northeast, Patricia Lynn (John Jr.) Frock of Westminster, Sherri Elizabeth (David) Irwin of Odessa, FL, and Dennis Richard (Ann) Weidner of Westminster; grandchildren, Joey, Aaron, Andrew, Johnny, Tabitha, Kodie, Colt, Emma, and Sadie; and great-grandchildren, Dominic, Cameron, Jayden, and Peyton.

Patricia Anne Whitehead, 67, of Eldersburg, formerly of Catonsville), passed away at her home January 18. She was the wife of the late Gary James Whitehead. Pat is survived by daughter, Wendy (Lawrence) Gill of Sykesville; sister, Dottie Stern-Alaras of Florida; brothers, Robert Ellis of Illinois and William Ellis of Eldersburg; and grandchildren, Abigail Gill and Zachary Miller.

Lora L. (Hoffman) Willi, 56, of Camp Hill, passed away January 18 at her residence.

William Edgar Woodring, 87, of Littlestown, passed away February 1 at his home. He was the widower of Rosie M. (Berger) Woodring. Surviving are daughters, Mary (James) Zinn of New Oxford, Judy Reese and Martha (Robert) Warring , both of Hanover; sons, David (Betty) Woodring of Hanover and William (Lovetta) Woodring II of Petersburg, WV; grandchildren, Anna Ruppert, Jeffrey Crossley, Robert Warring, Angel Warring, TerriAnn Woodring, Tammy Reese, Chrystal O’Quinn and James Zinn II; stepgrandchildren, Kathy Kismore and Robert Linton; great-grandchildren, HollyAnn, Cody, Nicholas, Shannon, Leana, Kayden, Braden, Vance and Dylan; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Chris, Miranda, Nathan and Zachery.