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Ann E. (Wise) Becker, 85, Spring Grove, passed away at Gettysburg Hospital on August 11. She was the wife of Charles P. Becker. In addition to her husband, Charlie, she is survived by a daughter, Christine Mummert and her husband, Bill of Spring Grove; her grandchildren, Ty Mummert and wife, Sharon, and Sally Doron and husband, Bill; her great-grandchildren, Carrie, Jenna, Will, and Anna; her brother, Dave Wise and wife, Joyce; and nieces and nephews.

William A. "Brownie" Brown, 85, passed away at home in Hanover on August 19. He was the husband of the late Nadine M. (Miller) Brown. William is survived by children, Quay Brown and his wife Patricia of Asbury, Mo., William E. Brown and his wife Rhelda of Hershey, and Peggy J. Thoman and her husband Ronald of Hanover; siblings, Eugene Brown of Oregon, Marjorie Trump of Spring Grove and Donald Brown of Hanover; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Judy Ann Chatham, 71 of Sykesville, passed away August 20. She was the wife of Bradford Chatham of Sykesville. Surviving in addition to her husband are son and daughter-in-law Gregory and Donna Chatham of Chicopee, MA, daughters Lisa Poulin of Sykesville, Terri Jurkowski and her spouse Kevin of Ludlow, MA, Vicki Chatham-Zan and her spouse Dr. Winko Zan of Eldersburg, sisters Julia Pinter, Ruth Bernstein, Gladys Marfield, and Nancy Jones, all of Baltimore, grandchildren Sara Paulen and her spouse Carrie Paulen, Seth Poulin, Nathan Chatham, Tyler Chatham, Eric Jurkowski, Evan Jurkowski, Tyger Zan and Honour Zan, and great granddaughter Aubrie Chatham.

Dennis Richard Clopper, 66, of Fairfield, passed away Aug. 16 at the York Hospital in York. He is survived by his wife, Brenda "Diane" Shifflett Clopper; children, Heather I. Cox and husband Brandon of Rockledge, Fla., Nick P. Clopper and fiancé Jessica Richard of Centerville, Va.; grandchildren, Abigail and Amelia; siblings, David Clopper and wife Ursula of Amherst, Va., Irene Crist and husband Arley "Bucky" of Williamsport, Md., and Paul Clopper and wife Audrey of Greencastle, Pa.; step-daughter, Michelle Mingone and husband Rob of Frederick, Md.; step-grandchildren, Mallory and Madison; several nieces, nephews.

Alan Keith Collins, Sr. 60 of Mt. Airy, passed away August 17 in Hospice Care at Golden Living in Westminster. Surviving are son Alan Keith Collins, Jr of TN; daughters Melissa and Husband Ike Rettenmair of New Port, NC and Mallory Collins of Wilmington, NC; sisters Patricia Fitze of Mt. Airy and Tina Eva Joyce of Randallstown. Grandchildren, Gabrielle, Emersyn and Eleanor Rettenmair.

Freda Alene Condon, passed away August 16 at Keswick Multi-Care Center, Baltimore, MD. Surviving are sisters, Marie C. Pickett of Westminster, MD, and Wilda C. Dell, of Taneytown, MD; nieces and nephew, Patricia Dell Yingling of Lewisburg, WV, Karen Dell Palmer of Littlestown, and Philip K. Dell of Finksburg, MD; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Gladys Townsend-Ensor, 102 of Mechanicsburg, passed away Aug.16. Surviving is her husband, Philip Ensor; daughter Barbara Durkin and husband Edward of Mechanicsburg; son Jack Low and wife Fiona of Exeter, England; grandson;  great grandson; nieces; step children, Byron Ensor and wife Becky, Bruce Ensor, Felicia Newbury and husband Robert, Leona Barr and husband Michael and Kevin Ensor and wife Wendy; step daughter-in-law Donna Ensor; and step grandchildren.

Hazel M. Faircloth, 54, of Chambersburg, passed away Aug. 14 at the Chambersburg Hospital. She is survived by her son, Terry Faircloth, of Littlestown; her granddaughter Amber Faircloth; siblings, Dale Herring of Fayetteville, Helen Smyth of Mount Holly, Dorothy Brent of Carlisle, Alice Herring of Orrtanna, Edward Herring of Orrtanna; her companion, Chris Lightner of Chambersburg and a number of nieces and nephews.

Warren C. Flinchbaugh, 84 of Dallastwon, passed away August 15 at York Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ida (Myers) Flinchbaugh. Warren is survived by sons, Jeffrey M, Flinchbaugh and his wife Alona of Red Lion, and Corey J. Flinchbaugh of York, and grandchildren.

Mark "Andy" Garrett, 63, Hanover, passed away August 20 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the son of Dorothy (Hahn) Garrett of Hanover and the late Mark "Buck" Garrett. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Jeffrey Garrett and his wife Sandra, of York, Jody Markel and her husband Greg, of Seven Valleys; grandchildren, Brandon Garrett, Madison Markel; his brother, Daniel Garrett and his wife Harriet Maitland, of St. Regis Falls, N.Y.; his sister, Margaret Garrett, of Hanover; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

George E. Geise, 67, a resident of Exeter Twp., passed away August 15 at home. He was the husband of Terri (Theresa) Burchill Geise. In addition to his wife, George is survived by his children, Timothy Geise, husband of Deborah of Troy, Pa., Max Geise, husband of Richelle of Champaign, Ill., and Alex Geise, husband of Luz of Sinking Spring; Lenny Shoemaker and numerous foster sons; grandchildren, Timothy Geise, Jr., Stephen Geise, Nicholas Jimenez, Eric Geise, Angie Davies, Jen Martin, Chrissy Burke, and Randy Mieczkowski; great-grandchild, Colton Geise; siblings, Betsy Geise of York, Earl J. Geise of Boursville, W.Va., and Robert Geise of Oxnard, Calif.; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Patricia H. (Rutter) Gladfelter, 61, East Berlin, passed away August 14 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Marshall H. Gladfelter. Pat is survived by a son, Shannon M. Gladfelter and his wife Amanda J. (Roseman) of East Berlin; a daughter, Alicia K. Copenhaver and her husband David M. of Biglerville; grandchildren, Ashlyn Gladfelter and an expected boy or girl Gladfelter, Logan Trimmer, Caleb Trimmer, Emma Copenhaver, Toby Copenhaver and Zachary Copenhaver; a brother, Lester; and a sister, Linda.

Odis William Green Sr., 88, of Reisterstown, passed away August 15 at Future Care Cherrywood in Reisterstown, MD. He was the husband of the late Alice M. Dorm Green. Surviving him are children Odis Green Jr. and Daryl Green; stepchildren Maybelle Randolph, Clarence E. Dorm, Jr., Alicia Norris, Diana Dorm-Boodoo, and Denisa Dorm; sisters LaVisa Calloway and Mildred Siler; grandchildren, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Ella Fay Nusbaum Harman, 84, formerly of Union Bridge, passed away August 20 at Tranquillity at Fredericktowne. She was the wife of the late George S. Harman. Surviving are daughters, Cheryl Rohrbaugh and husband James of Spring Grove, and Helena Harman of Denver, CO; a son, George Harman and wife Diane of Frederick; grandchildren, Paul N., Joshua J. and Carolyn F. Rohrbaugh and Amelia G. and Ethan S. Harman; a great granddaughter, Lydia Rohrbaugh; a sister, Christine Devilbiss and husband Bruce, near Union Bridge; a brother, Darlow Nusbaum and wife Norma of Thurmont and several nieces and nephews.

William S. Harmon, Jr., 92, of Littlestown, passed away August 18 at the Hanover Hospital. Bill is survived by a brother, Raymond Harmon, a sister, Betty Lessner, and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara L. "Barb" Hess, 81, passed away August 15 at her home. She was the wife of Edgar E. Hess. In addition to her husband, Edgar, she is survived by daughters, Kimberly A. Gross of Orrtanna and Lisa M. Keiser of Gettysburg; siblings, Mary Gebhart of New Oxford, Margaret Wagaman of York, and William Groft of New Oxford; grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, and Amybeth Boyer, and Torie and Brooke Brilhart; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Emory, and Imogen Boyer.

Margene K. Hess, 51, of Hanover, wife of Joe Hess, passed away August 17 at her home. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her children, Jennifer Collins, Jeffrey Vaughn, Jr., Megan Hess, Beth Vaughn, all of Hanover, and Matthew Luby of Shrewsbury; a brother, Bill Wolfe of Hanover; a sister, Kathy Yohe of Lititz; and her grandchildren, Brianna, Lexus and Nicole Vaughn.

Larry Eugene Jones, 53, formerly of Finksburg, MD, passed away August 16 at his home in Huntingdon. He was the son of Phyllis Jean Alban Jones of Aspers and the late Edwin Slade Jones and the companion of Jan Rainey. Surviving also are sister and brother-in-law Heidi and Kevin Gillingham of Aspers,; niece and nephew Jessi and Kyle Gillingham; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Ruth Helen Lochbaum, 87, formerly of Orrtanna, passed away Aug. 18 at the Genesis Healthcare Gettysburg Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Lochbaum. Surviving are daughters, Janet Hykes and her husband Daniel, of Waynesboro; Linda Hagee and her husband Richard, of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Matthew Hykes and his fiancé Anna Conway, Timothy Hykes, Scott Hykes and his wife Christina, Sarah Hykes, and her sister, Ethel Mae Hykes, of Chambersburg.

William S. Marriott, Jr., 90, of Reisterstown passed away on August 19 in Carroll Hospital Center.  He was married to Iris (nee Jackson) Marriott. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son William S. Marriott, III of Reisterstown and daughter Jody Iris Schroeder of Manchester, his sister Ida May Tomlinson of Quincy, PA, grandsons Francis Sawyer (Tadd) and Bradley Thomas Gaskill, William S. Marriott, IV, Adam C. and Justin D. Marriott and L. Craig Schroeder and great grandchildren; extended family.

Owen H. Mehring, 82, passed away  August 13 at West Shore Hospital in Mechanicsburg. Survivors include his wife, Winifred N. Mehring; a daughter, Julie Krepps and her husband, Robert of Camp Hill; a son, David O. Mehring of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Chelsea, Abbey, Samuel, and Noah Krepps; a sister, Patsy Anderson of Hanover; and a sister-in-law, Daryl Mehring of New Oxford.

Allannah C. "Nanny" Miller, 88, McSherrystown, passed away August 15 at her home. Surviving are her brother, Allen T. "Tom" Miller and his wife, Marian of Hanover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joseph J. Miller, South Pasadena, CA, passed away August 15. Joe is survived by his wife, Clara Hoffmann Miller; his children, Joe, Jr., Peggy, Mary Lynn, Tim, Andee and Paula; step-daughter, Billie Jo Olson; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brothers; and sisters. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Nancy Miller.

S. Olivia Miller, 96, formerly of Littlestown, passed away August 16, at Hanover Hall.  

Alexander "Alex" Noel Olson, 22, of Westminster, passed away August 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was the son of Wayne Noel Olson and Michelle Elaine Oszakiewski Olson of Westminster. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Rachel Olson of Westminster, nephew Tyler Olson of Westminster, maternal grandparents Marjorie Elaine and Arnold "Lee" Oszakiewski of Sykesville, paternal grandparents Howard S. and Conni Olson of Sun City, FL; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Dr. William F. Railing, 89, of Gettysburg, passed away Aug. 14 at the Village of Laurel Run. Dr. Railing is survived by his wife, Jennifer Evans Railing.

Adrian T. "Rusty" Ralston, Jr., 75, of Westminster, passed away August 17 at Northwest Hospital. He is survived by his daughters, Lori A. Ralston and partner Michael Gibson of Westminster, Bonnie Ruff and Brenda Beyer, both of Baltimore; brother, Thomas Ralston of Moorefield, WV; a number of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph H. Redding, 96, formerly of Littlestown, passed away Aug 15, at Hanover Hospital.  He was the widower of Irene (Beford) Redding and the husband of Opal (Whittemore) Redding of Hanover Hall.  Surviving in addition to his wife,Opal, are daughters and sons:  Diane Hanlon & husband, Paul, of Littlestown; Francis Redding & wife, Roberta, of Naches, WA; Cecilia Stanford of Annapolis, MD and Brian Redding & wife, Donna, of Aspers:  a stepson, Fred Cucco & wife, Cheryl, of Littlestown; stepdaughters:  Elizabeth Thomas of Littlestown and Antoinette Cross of Stewartstown; grandchildren, great and great, great grandchildren.

Josephine Minnie "Josie" (Lippy) Reindollar, 86, passed away August 14 at Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace, Hanover. She was the widow of Wilbur "Bud" Reindollar. Surviving are a brother, Glenn Lippy and wife, Janet of Littlestown; niece, Sharon Reinhart; nephew, Glenn Lippy, Jr.; a special great-nephew, Rourke Lippy; and many other nieces and nephews,

George Stephen "Steve" Ruther, 66, of Reisterstown, MD passed away August 19 at the Dove House in Westminster, MD. In addition to his wife, Patricia (nee Hekl), he is survived by daughter Patricia "Trish" Jean Ruther, son Stephen Joseph and wife Theresa Ruther, daughter Lori Ann Ruther, all of Westminster MD, grandchildren Caitlyn, Steven and Nicole; his sister, Linda Hagan of Monroe Township, NJ.

Kathy "Mad Dog" Sarbaugh, 66, Westminster, MD, passed away August 13  at her home. She is survived by her wife, Tina Shupp; sisters, Toni and Kelly; brothers, George, Scott, Robert, David, Pat, and Chris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hope Joycelynn Seymour, two month old daughter of Heidi L. Wonder Seymour and Bradley V. Seymour, passed away August 12. In addition to her parents, Hope is survived by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Wonder of New Oxford, and Robbin Laughman of Hanover; paternal grandmother, Sylvia Ward of The Bahamas; her siblings, Nevaeh, B.J., Kent, and Trey Seymour; and a large extended family.

Charles Raymond Sies, Sr., 81, of Reisterstown, passed away on August 15 at his home. He was the husband of Mary Cave Sies. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sies is survived by sons, Gary and his wife Linda Sies of Waynesboro, David and his wife Karen Sies of Reisterstown, Johnny and his wife Donna Sies of Eldersburg, James Sies of Columbia, MD; daughters, Lorie Paul of Eldersburg, MD and Jessica and her husband Chris Swanke of Hanover: brother of Richard Sies of Baltimore; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Virginia Landis Sites, passed away August 18 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. Mrs. Sites was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur F. "Wib" Sites. Surviving are her daughter, Sandra S. Bittinger and husband Charles of Hanover; her son, David L. Sites and wife Ellen of Gettysburg; grandchildren, David Michael Bittinger and wife Janelle, Michelle Liller and husband Jack, and twins, Marshall and Isabelle Sites; great-grandchildren, Isabella Bittinger and Jacob Liller; a sister, Betty Shriner of Gettysburg; and a brother, James M. Landis, Jr. of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert S. Slothour, 81, passed away August 16 at Hanover Hall in Hanover. He was the husband of Betty Jane (Smith) Slothour. In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by his daughter, Elaine Scrobe and husband Daniel of Virginia; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; his sisters, Dorothy "Dot" Sloat and Shirley Topper.

Mabel E. Smith, 81, passed away August 13 at York Hospital. Mabel is survived by sons, Fred Fraim and Joseph Smith; brother, Clair (Jim) Decker; by grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and by her companion, Robert L. Wentz.

John W. "Pop" Spangler, Sr., 83, New Oxford, passed away August 17 at home. He was the husband of Gladys J. (Weaver) Spangler. Pop is also survived by children, Jane Hull and her husband Preston of Spring Grove, Rodney Spangler and his wife Karen of Hanover, John Spangler, Jr. and his wife Cindy of Hanover, Diane Kuhn and her husband Dave of New Oxford, Bill Spangler and his wife Donna of McSherrystown and Angela Smith and her partner Craig Funk of Mt. Holly Springs; sisters, Jean Hess of Gettysburg, Shirley Mummert of Spring Grove and Pat Prato of Spring Grove; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Grace E. Sterner, 102, New Oxford, passed away August 12 at Cross Keys Village The Brethren Home Community. She was the wife of the late Robert P. "Duke" Sterner. Surviving are daughter, Vicki J. Keeney and her husband, William of East Berlin; her son, Michael R. Sterner and his wife, Joanne of Abbottstown; grandchildren, Doug Docimo, Nicole Kellar, and Danielle Houseal; great-grandchildren, Taylor Docimo, Marley Kellar, and Jennifer and Sarah Dewberry; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosemary Joyce (Snyder) Taylor, 78, passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 18. Rosemary is survived by her husband Dan; their son, Eric Taylor of Herndon, Va., Eric's wife Nancy, grandson Alex, Alex's wife Taylor, and granddaughter Catherine; their daughter, Melanie (Taylor) Bounds of Haymarket, Va., Melanie's husband Jeff, grandsons Will and Trevor; and, their daughter Michelle (Taylor) Gayoso of Haymarket, Va., Michelle's husband Tony, granddaughter Rocia, and grandson Bryce.

Thomas E. Titus, 51, passed away as a result of an auto accident in Fayetteville on August 15. He was the husband of Lisa M. (Elder) Titus and the son of Donald G. and Patsy C. (Snyder) Titus of Gettysburg. Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are daughters, Leah N. Rinaldi and her husband, Andrea of Hanover, and Sarah L. Titus of Gettysburg; granddaughter, Immacolata Rinaldi; and sister, Julie A. Laudeman of Gettysburg.

Patricia "Pat" Lillian Turner, 86, of Westminster passed away August 18 at Copper Ridge. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Turner Jr. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law Joseph F. Turner III of Finksburg, William J. and Susan Turner of Hampstead, grandchildren Timothy Turner of Hampstead and Christine Turner of Manchester.

Donald S. Watts, 88 of Finksburg, MD, passed away August 16 at the Golden Living Center in Westminster, MD. He was the husband of Georgia Belt Watts. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Gary S. Watts and wife Charlene of Hampstead, MD and Jacqie W. O'Meara and husband Michael of Westminster, MD, grandchildren, Jessica Rower, Keara Peterson, Justin Watts, Kelsey Watts, Colin O'Meara, Casey O'Meara, Caitlin Rhodes and spouses; great grandchildren.

Mary M. Wheeler, 100, of Finksburg, passed away on August 15 at Bright View Westminster Ridge. She was married to the late Leroy E. Wheeler. Surviving are her grandsons Michael L. Wheeler and his wife Christine of Upperco and Donald L. Wheeler and his fiancé Linda Bray of Owings Mills; great grandchildren.

Roxanne M. (Armacost) Williams, 58, Spring Grove, passed away at Hanover Hospital on August 18. She was the wife of Ronald L. Williams. In addition to her husband Ron, she is survived by her parents, John K., Sr. and Yvonne M. (Corsa) Armacost; her brother, John Armacost, Jr. of York; her sisters, Kim Bowers of York and Deborah Markle of Hanover; her nieces, Brittany Bowers, Nicole Markle; her nephews, Dave Hawley, Derick Hawley and Ernie Markle; her great-nephews, Carter Bayor and Denver Bosek; and her great-niece, Taylor Bosek.

Joseph C. Zutell Jr., 51, Seven Valleys, passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on August 16 in Baltimore, Md. He was the husband of Melody A. (Wetzel) Zutell. In addition to his wife Melody, he is survived by his daughters McKenzie Jo Zutell, Heather Cooper and Jacqueline McFarland and husband Brenden all of the Spring Grove area; his grandchildren Elijiah and Skyler Bobbitt and Brayden McFarland; his brother David J. Zutell of Seven Valleys; his niece Jessica (Brent) Zutellberger and nephew Andrew Zutell and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Dick and Darlene (Riley) Wetzel.