William Charles Adams, 41, of Union Bridge, passed away Nov. 28 at home. He was the son of Timothy T. Adams, of South Carolina, and Patricia V. Wagner, of Union Bridge; and the stepson of John E. Wagner, of Union Bridge, and Susan Adams, of South Carolina. Surviving, in addition to his parents and stepparents, are sisters and brothers David Adams and wife Julie, of New Paltz, N.Y., James Adams and wife Nancy, of Pine Bush, N.Y., Sean Adams and wife Lori, of Marlboro, N.Y., Tracey Sloan and husband Jeff, of Wayne, Pa., and Jenny Lynn Wagner and Angela Marie Wagner, both at home; and numerous nieces and nephews.
James Aiello, 56, of East Berlin, passed away Dec. 5 at his home. Jim is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Spahr) Aiello; his sons, Craig Aiello and wife Tara of Littlestown, and Justin Aiello and wife Tara of New Oxford; his daughter, Angela Weaver and husband Brandon of East Berlin; his grandchildren, Caden, Preston, Ethan, Luke, Jonathan, Samuel, and Gianna; his brothers, Michael Aiello and wife Kathy of York Springs, David Aiello of State College, Robert Aiello of East Berlin, and William Aiello of Lemoyne; his mother and father-in-law, Juanita and George Spahr of East Berlin; brothers-in-law, Rick Spahr and wife Wanda and Randy Spahr and wife Candy, all of East Berlin; his sister-in-law, D'Ann Brechbiel and her fianc Brian Fahringer of York Springs; nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Kenneth James Alwine, 59, Hanover, passed away November 30 at York Hospital. Ken was the husband of Lois J. (Boyer) Alwine and the son of Evelene (Klunk) Alwine of Hanover and the late Clair M. Alwine. In addition to his wife and mother, Ken is survived by sons, Brian C. Alwine of Hanover, and Eric M. Alwine and his wife Maria of Shrewsbury; granddaughter, Natalie C. Alwine; a sister, Judith Alwine of York; and a brother, Edward Alwine of Hanover; and nephews and nieces, great nieces and nephews.
Mae Turner Antonelli, 65, of Hampstead, passed away Nov. 27at her home. Surviving are half-brother and his wife Howard F. Simmons Jr. and Pamela Simmons, of Manchester; stepfather and his wife Howard F. Simmons Sr. and Maxine Simmons, of Opal, Va.; nieces Angela Ann Simmons and Patricia Winters; nephew Robert Wade Simmons; great-niece Lisa; and great-nephews Gage and Tredyn.
Gina Maria Barnes, 39, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 27 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the daughter of Michael and Linda DeBaufre Dearing, of Ocean Pines and the wife of Erik Barnes. Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband, are children Alexander E., Sophia M. and Jacob A. Barnes, of Westminster; brother and sister-in-law Anthony and Cindy Christiani, of Westminster; nieces Josie and Julia Christiani, of Westminster; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ronald and Judy Barnes, of Hampstead; a brother-in-law, Troy Barnes, of Glyndon; a sister-in-law, Shari Serafin, of Hampstead; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Frances Louise Battersby, 94, of Fairfield, passed away Dec. 2 at the Lutheran Home. She was the wife of the late Joseph Taylor Battersby. In addition to her son, Attorney Matthew R. Battersby of Fairfield, Frances is survived by a daughter-in-law Luann (Tunison) Battersby, by grandson Benjamin P. Battersby also of Fairfield, and by granddaughter Charlotte A. Battersby, currently residing in Carlsbad near San Diego, California.
Louise Bemiller, 94, Hanover, wife of the late Richard (Dick) Bemiller, passed away November 26 at Homewood at Plum Creek. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda A. Leese and husband, Laverne of Littlestown; granddaughters, Julie Olive and her husband, Greg of Greensboro, N.C., and Molly Nece and her husband, Dan of West Chester; great-grandsons, Matthew Olive and Tyler Nece; and her sister, Thelma Bollinger of New Oxford.
Elizabeth C. Betz, 91, of Hanover, passed away November 30 at her home. She was the wife of the late Edmund G. “Gene” Betz. Surviving are children; James Betz and his wife Sandra of Perryville, MD and Carol Moses and her husband Dave of Hanover; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
James Edward-Louis Bloom, 22, of Manchester, passed away Nov. 30 at home. He was the son of James Irvin Bloom and wife LouAnn Strevig, and Kelly Denise Colbert Braitsch and husband John. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Jerry Bloom; stepsisters Rachael Battaglia, Meghan Strevig and Amy Braitsch; stepbrothers Tyler Strevig, Jay Braitsch and Joey Braitsch; and grandparents Edward and Elinor Colbert, James A. Bloom and Joyce and Gerald Bankard.
Gloria Yvonne Bollinger, 87, passed away November 23 at Rest Haven Rehab & Nursing Center, York. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Bollinger. Surviving are her daughter, Vicki L. Freeman and her husband, Kenneth of Hanover; her son, Corey D. Bollinger and his wife, Diane of Spring Grove; her son, Jamie J. Bollinger and his wife, Fae of Georgia; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Ida Mae Bond, 80, of Taneytown, passed away Nov. 29 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She was the wife of Donald W. Bond. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children Kathy Dell and her companion Steve Jenkins, of New Windsor, and Lisa Gorsuch and her husband Keith, of Taneytown; and brother Lawrence Hinks, of Severna Park.
Suzanne Lee Gunn Carr, 69, of Taylorsville, passed away Dec. 1 at home. She was the wife of Samuel J. Carr Sr. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are son Samuel J. Carr Jr. and wife Terry, of Taylorsville; daughter Shay J. Carr and companion Douglas Bauerlien, of Westminster; granddaughters Jill M. Carr, of Woodbine, Rachel N. Carr, of Winfield, and Mystic Sullivan, of McSherrystown; a great-grandson, Donald Snyder IV, of McSherrystown; sisters Jeanne Forney and husband Allen, of Brookeville, and Patricia A. Davis, of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret Anne Carver, 92, of Uniontown, passed away November 25 in Uniontown Hospital. She is survived by her niece, Carol Carver Miller Greening and husband Robert; her great-niece, Amanda Carver Alvarez and husband Jonathan and son Carver Alvarez; and her great-nephew, Christopher Carver Greening and his wife Jennifer, all of Hanover; and by her dear friend and faithful friends Betty Yelenick and Gertrude Blumenschein, M.D., both of Uniontown.
Clifford Edward Chapman, 79, Hanover, passed away November 13 at Gettysburg Center - Genesis Health Care. Cliff is survived by his wife, Lucille V Chapman of Hanover; his children, Debra and Steve Rowland of Towson, Md., Joseph Chapman of Hampstead, Md., Clifford and Evangeline Chapman, II of Chesapeake, Va., Laura Chapman and Scott Breshears of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Daniel and Stephanie Chapman of Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii; and his grandchildren, Amanda and Justin Short, Stewart Rowland, Karissa Chapman, and Jaydon Chapman.
Michael Linden Cohee, 44, of New Oxford, passed away Nov. 29 at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was the son of Bette McArtor Cohee and Linden Cohee, of Taneytown and the husband of Christina King Cohee. Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are daughters Bethany, Madison, Cameryn and Ava Cohee, all of New Oxford; sister and brother-in-law Sandy and John Keller, of Ellicott City; father-in-law C. William King; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Charles King Jr. and wife Ann, of Baltimore, and Robin Sczepucha and husband Carey, of Hampstead; nieces and nephews Katlyn Keller, Nicole Keller, Jake Keller, Jacob King, Garrett King, Natalie Sczepucha, Michael Sczepucha and Kaylee Sczepucha; numerous aunts and uncles; and brothers and sisters of the Washington, D.C., Fire Department.
Edward D. Cool, 82, husband of Betty Becker Cool of Hanover, passed away December 1 at his home. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Donna C. Wolfe and her husband, Douglas of Hanover, and Sherry C. Meckley and her husband Jeffrey of Glenville; grandsons, Ryan Wolfe and his wife Erica, Andy Wolfe and his wife Lindsey, and Thomas, Jeremy and Justin Meckley; greatgranddaughters, Lucy Romaine Wolfe and Maggie Shirley Wolfe; and sister, Mabel Garrett of Hanover.
Howell D. Crawford, 92, Hanover, passed away recently. He was the husband of Wilma Jeanne (Glass) Crawford. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Karen Crawford of Hanover; brother-in- law, Dale Glass (Sharon) and family; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Pechart (Richard) and family, Vicki Bailey and family, and Phyllis Fritz and family; and Hal Crawford and family, Sandra Wilburn and family, and John Crawford and family, all of Illinois; nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Dennis Moore, who was a constant companion and caregiver.
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Dean, 69, of Finksburg, passed away Dec. 2 at home. He was the husband of Elaine Pollastro Dean. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Raymond P. and wife Theresa Dean, of Forest Hill, and Brian J. Dean, of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Dean, of Freeport, N.Y.; grandchildren Olivia, Ethan and Ryan Dean; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ronald G. Decker Sr., 74 of York Springs, passed away Dec. 2 at Hershey Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn L. Decker. He is survived by daughters, Shelly Ann and husband Roy Moore of East Berlin, Jennifer L. and husband Brad Wolf of York Springs; son, Ronald G. and wife Lisa Decker Jr. of Dillsburg; grandchildren, great-granddaughter; sisters, Miriam Morrow, Rosalee McCartney and Shirley Smith, all of Mechanicsburg; and brother, Raymond "Junie" Decker Jr. of Dillsburg.
Glenda K. (Johnson) DeShong, 66, New Oxford, passed away November 27 at York Hospital. She was the wife of Kenneth F. DeShong. In addition to her husband Ken, Glenda is survived by sons, Kenneth A. DeShong and his wife Teresa of Dillsburg, and Jeremy L. DeShong and his wife Amanda of New Oxford; grandchildren, Brandi L. Deshong of Fayetteville, Chase A. DeShong of Dillsburg, Damian DeShong of New Oxford, Ethan DeShong of New Oxford and Gabriel DeShong of New Oxford; and a brother, Wayne T. Johnson and his wife Arline of Hagerstown, Md.
Betty L. Dubs, 71, of Spring Grove, passed away November 24 at Manor Care Health Services North, York. Betty is survived by her sons, Tony L. Dubs of Spring Grove and Brian Dubs of Glen Rock; grandchildren, Zachariah Dubs, Siona Dubs and Shantel Dubs; and sister, Nancy Bealing of Hanover.
Shirley Sjoerdtje van der Wey Elgersma, 89, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 29 at Lorien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Taneytown. She was preceded in death by husband William "Bill" Elgersma. Surviving, are children and their families Franklin Elgersma and wife Virginia "Ginny," of Westminster, Renee Hernley and husband David, of Elizabethtown, and Henry "Hank" Elgersma and wife Patti, of Westminster; grandchildren Erika Long and husband Daryl, of Littlestown, Erin Arbogast and husband Ricky, of Westminster, Paul, Lauren, and John Hernley, all of Elizabethtown, William Elgersma and wife Kim, of Sterling, Va., Christina Elgersma, of Westminster, James Elgersma and wife Sara, of Xenia, Ohio, Terri, Sabrina, Mary, David, and Rita Elgersma, all of Westminster; great-grandchildren Emily and Brooklyn Long, Jeremiah, Evan, Liam, and Luke Elgersma; sisters Tina Dykstra and husband Albert, of Hudsonville, Mich., Ann Viersma and husband Wiebe, of Gettysburg, Jenny Oskam, of Taneytown; brothers Donald van der Wey and wife Martha, of Richfield Springs, N.Y., John van der Wey and wife Joan, of Hudsonville, Mich.
Glenn R. Eyster Jr., 62, Seven Valleys, passed away December 1 at his home with. He was the husband of Wanda S. (Wagaman) Eyster. In addition to his wife Wanda, he is survived by son, Glenn R. Eyster III of Seven Valleys; sister, Ann Leonard and husband, Bill of Dover; niece, Heather Kohler and husband, Michael and nephew, Steven Daugherty; mother-in-law, Janet Myers of Hanover; brother-in-law, Woodrow Wagaman Sr. and wife, Penny of Hanover; sisters-in-law, Margaret Wagaman of Jefferson, Vickie Lint and husband, Rick of Spring Grove and Finnie Wagaman of York; and nieces and nephews, Candy Kessler, Spring Buchmyer, Rickey Lint, Evelyn Wagaman, Woodrow Wagaman Jr. and Becky Wagaman.
Larry Alan Fridinger, 52, Hanover, passed away December 1 at Gettysburg Hospital. Larry is survived by siblings, John E. Fridinger, Silver Springs, Md., Patricia Fridinger, Gettysburg and Terri L. Livingston, Hanover; and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Marian Reiggle Garrett, 86, passed away November 27 at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Garrett. Survivors include a niece, Karen Corby; and nephews, Nelson, John, Robert and Gary Carr.
Richard L. Grabowski of Gettysburg, formerly of Dundalk, Md., passed away Nov. 21. He was the husband of Bernadette (nee Michalak) Grabowski. Also surviving are children, Melanie and (Joseph) Sokolovich, Jessica and (Michael) Roop and Gregory and (Megan) Grabowski; grandchildren Adam Grabowski, Ethan Sokolovich and Andrew Grabowski; stepmother, Phyllis Grabowski; brother, Joseph A. and (Ann) Grabowski; and nieces and nephews.
Margaret A. Gyenes, 69, Hanover, passed away November 27 at the York Hospital. Margaret was the wife of John J. Gyenes. In addition to her husband, John, Margaret is survived by sons, Mark R. Gyenes and wife, Karen of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Scott M. Gyenes and wife, Bonnie of York; grandchildren, Patrick, Brendan, Connor, Sophia, and Madison; and sister, Rosemary Zednick of Carey, N.C.
James Frank "Jim" Hamer, 91, of Taneytown, passed away Dec. 1 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was the husband of the late Virginia F. Hamer. Surviving are daughters Ellen F. Styers, of Taneytown, and Susan F. Hamer and husband Michael DeWitt, of Lake Charles, La.; granddaughters Sherrill Williams and husband Larry, Dawn L. Dow, and Kimberly Vickers; and great-grandchildren Jeremiah L. Carroll and Jordan Byrd.
Thomas R. Harry Sr., 67, of Reisterstown, pased away Dec. 2 at home. He was the husband of Ida M. Harry. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Teresa and husband Mark Trump, of Manchester, and Sandra and husband James Hewlett, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Susan Fant, of Rhode Island; grandchildren Connor and Maya Trump, and Peyton and Alyssa Hewlett; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Harry; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws Donald and Patsy Brown, Vernon and Joyce Gore, Robert and Joanne Gore, Johnny and Sherri Gore and Richard and Alice Klinefelter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara Ann (Stuhlmacher) Heeschen, Gettysburg, passed away at home Dec. 1. She is survived by husband, Jerry; her brother, John Stuhlmacher (Elizabeth), of Lowell; Ind.; sons, William Heeschen (Judy Gunderson) of Midland, Mich., Paul Heeschen (Adele-deceased), of Ashland, Va., and James (Beth) Heeschen, of Gettysburg; grandchildren Ezra, Camille (Heeschen) Walker, Grant, Maggie, Alex, Michael and Erin, and great grandchild Logan Walker.
Geneva Christina "Chris" Flater Hugg, 58, of Westminster, passed away Dec. 1. She was the wife of Lawrence Irwin Hugg. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughter Amanda Hugg and husband Sourabh Verma, of Virginia Beach, Va.; son Matthew Hugg and companion Reanna Lohrmann, of Westminster; a grandson, Devan Patrick Verma; brothers John Flater, of Baltimore, and James Flater, of Randallstown; a sister, Libby Ness, of Hebron; and several nieces and nephews.
Amanda Marie Jacobs, 27, Gettysburg, passed away November 17. She was the daughter of Miguel Rivera of Patillas, Puerto Rico and Daisy Santos of Hartford, Conn. Surviving are her husband, Michael Jacobs; daughter, Jisselli Jacobs; son, Prophet Jacobs; stepchildren, Najae, Nakhaiya, and Izrell Jacobs; and brother, Anthony Diaz.
Raymond T. Jones, 75, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 29 at home. He was the husband of Joyce P. Jones. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are numerous cousins, including Janet Bulow, of Hagerstown, Jerry Jones, of Erie, Pa., and Michael Zigler and wife Angelina, of Delaware.
Patricia A. Kaehler, 66, Hanover, passed away November 26 at her home. She was the wife of Michael A. Kaehler and the daughter of Frederick and Ann (Bulls) Fagert. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Nikolaus A. Kaehler and his wife, Lauren of Wrightsville, and Erik J. Kaehler and his companion, Ashley Welty of Hanover; a grandson, Logan A. Kaehler; siblings, Richard Fagert and wife, Deanne of Sealy, Texas, Ginny Pearce and husband, Chip, and Kathleen Fagert, all of Sugarland, Texas; in-laws, Mary Jo Brown and husband, Fred, and Joseph Kaehler and wife, Connie, all of New Oxford, Andrew Kaehler and wife, Peggy of Harrisburg, Timothy Kaehler and wife, Diane of Hanover, Mark Kaehler and wife, Wendy of McSherrystown, and Paul Kaehler and wife, Melissa of Phoenix, Ariz.
Carroll L. (Bud) Kennedy, 76, Bendersville, passed away November 28 at Gettysburg Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Ada M. (Beam) Kennedy; sons: Tony Kennedy and Roger Kennedy; granddaughter, Tara Kennedy and great granddaughter, Kaila Breeden, all of Harrisonburg, VA, sisters: Ellie Mitchell and Mildred Cromer both of Broadway, VA, Bonnie Gray of Richmond, VA and brothers: Raymond Kennedy of Broadway and Howard Kennedy, Jr. of Harrisonburg.
James A. Kopenhaver, 80, Hanover, passed away November 28 at his home. He was the husband of Helen L. (Dane) Kopenhaver. Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Michael J. Kopenhaver and his wife, LouAnn of Hanover, Maureen Wickline and her husband, Nevin of East Berlin, and James J. Kopenhaver and his wife, Elizabeth of Hanover; grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Kristin, Katherine, and Jessica Kopenhaver, Matthew, and Nathan, and Keith Wickline; and a brother, Robert Kopenhaver of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mary E. Kopp, 89, passed away November 30 at Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Center, Hanover. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Kopp. Mary is survived by her children, Patricia E. Klinedinst and husband Ray of Hanover, Richard L. Kopp and companion Karen L. Keeney of Hanover, Susan M. Myers and companion Allen L. Wright of York; grandchildren, Michael Klinedinst and wife Melissa, Steven Klinedinst and wife Jody, Scott Klinedinst and wife Jodi, Jamie Hoover and husband Rhyan, Jeremy Myers and wife Rusty, and Ashley Myers and companion Brandon King; great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen M. Hoagland of New Castle, Del.
Clyde M. Krebs, 94, Jefferson, passed away November 26 at Hanover Hospital in Hanover. He was the husband of the late Eva Jane Krebs. Surviving are sons, Clyde R. Krebs and his wife, Barbara of Spring Grove, and Clifford E. Krebs and his wife, Mary of Hanover; his daughter, Pamela J. Krebs and her husband, Scott of Jefferson; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Ruthetta Laughman, 89, passed away November 27 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. She was the wife of the late Roy M. Laughman. Surviving are her daughters, Carole A. Rhoten and husband, Ed Rohrbaugh of Seven Valleys, and Susan R. Davis and her husband, Edward of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Michelle M. Miller of Red Lion and Matthew A. Davis of Fort Myers; and greatgranddaughter, Morgan R. Miller of Seven Valleys.
Mary E. Leppo, 74, Hanover, passed away November 27 at her home. She was the wife of Donald H. Leppo. In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by daughters, Sheri Berwager and husband, Timothy, and Trudy Zepp and fiance, John Utermahlen, III, all of Hanover; sons, Scott Leppo and wife, Beverly of Spring Grove, and Brian Leppo and wife, Diana of Hanover; grandchildren, Carolina, Ella and Abby Leppo, Andrew, Shawn, Travis, and Jonathan Berwager, Danielle and Brady Leppo, and Kelly and Chad Zepp; great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Teal of Hanover; and brothers, Ray Hahn of Hanover and Fred Hahn of Spring Grove.
James Robert "Bobby" Lewis, 54, of Westminster, passed away Dec. 4 at home. He was the son of Gertrude "Gertie" B. Hill, of New Windsor, and the late Okey L. Lewis Sr. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are daughter Stefanie L. Cooper and husband Calvin, of Charles Town, W.Va.; granddaughters Sofie and Greenley Cooper; siblings John P. Lewis, of Hanover, Ruth Ann Day, of Hampstead, Cynthia L. Allen, of Frederick, Shawn E. Null, William D. Null, and Edward E. Null Jr., all of Westminster, and Chris Null, of Florida; a stepfather, Ted Hill, of New Windsor; a former spouse, Karen J. Proctor, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va; nieces and nephews; and a friend, Karl Schultz.
William Larry Little Sr., 66, of Emmitsburg passed away Dec. 1 at his home. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Little) Little. Surviving in addition to his wife are son, Billy Little and wife Tammy of Fairfield; daughter, Karen Andrew and husband Denny Sr. of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Megan Claggett and husband Matt of Thurmont, and Patrick and Kyle Little of Fairfield; great-granddaughter, Jordyn Rose Bridgett of Thurmont; brothers, Leon Anders and wife Sandy of Taneytown, Richard Little of Carroll Valley, and David Little and wife Charlene of Emmitsburg; sisters, Mary Jean Orndorff of Emmitsburg, Joyce Grimm of Thurmont, Joan Smith and husband Dave of Emmitsburg, Carolyn Smith and husband Karl of Thurmont, Beth Little-Terry and husband Leonard of Oakland, and Elaine Ebaugh and husband Denny of Emmitsburg; brother-in-law, Monroe Hewitt; sisters-in-law, Elaine Brown and husband Denny of Thurmont, Teresa Meem and husband Ross of Dickerson, Donna Toms and husband Pete of Smithsburg, and Mary Anne Weatherly and husband Bruce of Fairfield; brother-in-law, Gene Little and wife Tammy of Emmitsburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret D. Loss, 83, passed away December 2 at her home. Margaret was the wife of Virgil D. Loss. In addition to her husband, Margaret is survived by children, Michael D. Loss and wife, Patricia, David E. Loss, and Tina L. Groft and husband, Steve all of Hanover; grandchildren, Melissa Lawrence, Jill Loss Baughman, Christopher Loss, Jason Loss, Jennifer Loss, Justin Lawrence, Tyler Lawrence, Sara Lawrence Haring, Daniel Herfel, Rachael Groft, and Steven Groft, Jr.; greatgrandchildren; and sister, Nadine Sterner.
William Arthur Lutz, 75, of McSherrystown, passed away Dec. 1 at home. He was the husband of the late Diane Davis Lutz. Surviving are children Melissa "Missy" Cacace, of McSherrystown, and Billie Franks and husband John, of Westminster; a stepson, Barry Little, of Lineboro; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Allard "Al" Maggard, 57, of Taneytown, passed away Nov. 28 at his home. He was the husband of the late Patricia Robertson Maggard. Surviving, are daughter Melissa A. Maggard, of Taneytown; sons Jason A. Maggard, of Westminster, and Jess A. Maggard and wife Kathy, of New Oxford; grandchildren Ashley N. Maggard of Derwood, Alexandra P. Metts of Hanover and Christopher A. Maggard, of New Oxford; great-granddaughter Amy E. Metts, of Hanover; brother, Glines "Dennis" Maggard, of Keymar; sister Virginia Maggard Stultz, of East Berlin; and several nieces and nephews.
Sandra Lee Martin, 57, of Westminster, passed away Dec. 1 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. She was the daughter of Edward H. Schaible, of Mount Airy and the late Betty Jane McBride Schaible and the wife of Thomas R. Martin. Surviving, in addition to her father and husband, are daughter Melany Ann Knott and husband David W. Jr., of Mount Airy; son Thomas E. Martin Sr. and companion Dawn Burdette, of Mount Airy; grandchildren McKenzy and Kelsy Wolfe, Thomas E. Martin Jr., and Aubry and Kaisy Knott; sisters Debra Epley and husband Dale, of Rockville, and Pamela Harding and husband Bill, of Mount Airy; a mother-in-law, Nina Martin, of Westminster; aunt and uncle Doris and Donald Monroe, of Mount Airy; a niece; and nephews.
Margaret Gist Mathias, 86, passed away Nov. 29 at Country Acres Assisted Living in Westminster. She was the wife of the late John Edward Mathias. Surviving are granddaughter Heather Mathias Ruby and husband Bradley, of Westminster; grandson Chad Raymond Mathias and wife Courtney, of Sykesville; great-grandchildren Arabella Ruby, Georgia Mathias and Daniel Mathias; brother C. Kenneth Gist and wife Eileen, of New Windsor; and a sister-in-law, Charlene Gist, of Westminster.
Patricia Margaret Matusky, 65, of Hampstead, Md., passed away Nov. 27 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. Surviving are sisters Mary Dorsey, of Westminster, Jean Warden, of Carroll Valley, Joanne Forry, of Dover, Pa., and Joyce Gillespie, of Baltimore; nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and nephews.
Daria Janelle 'Dee' McMillion, 46, passed away November 27 at York Hospital. She was the wife of Duane E. McMillion. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Gregory Garrison and Brandon McMillion, both of Hanover; sister, Tina Bateman of Hanover; father-in-law, James McMillion of Manchester, Md.; and grandson, Cameron Garrison.
Ray A. Meckley, 75, Spring Grove, passed away November 28 in his home. Ray was the husband of Doris M. (Rohrbaugh) Meckley. Also surviving are his children, Scott and his wife, Lorie Meckley of Spring Grove, Todd Meckley of Hanover, Kim Watson of York, and Barb Zimmerman of Mifflintown; grandchidlren, Mandie Funk, Renae Orr, Scott Meckley, Jr., Joshua Watson, and Tanner Zimmerman; and great-grandson, Hunter Funk.
Raymond E. Miller, 87, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 27 at Lorien in Mount Airy. He is survived by a son, Gregory Miller, of Westminster; and grandchildren.
V. Jean Miner, 88, passed away December 2 at The Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Miner. Survivors include sons, James Miner and his wife, Darlene, and Michael Miner and his wife, Sandra, all of Hanover; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Violet M. (Schnetzka) Moul, 87, formerly of East Berlin, passed away November 26 at Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster. She was the wife of the late Eugene J. L. Moul. She is survived by sons, John Moul and his wife Joan of Dover, Gregory Moul of East Berlin, and Leon Moul and his wife, Jane of York Springs; grandchildren, Christopher Moul, Jessica Moul Deffley, and Greg Moul, Jr.; and greatgrandchildren, Hayden and Bailey Moul, and Jimmy Deffley.
John Wesley Muller, 85, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 27 at Copper Ridge in Sykesville. He was the husband of Betty Bixler Muller. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son and daughter-in-law Harvey and Joyce Muller, of Westminster; granddaughters Leigh Muller, of Westminster, and Mary Muller, of Washington, D.C.; and siblings Robert Muller, Grace Weidner, of Westminster, and Laurie Beaver, of Cross Keys.
Angelo "Chris" Partenza, 79, of Westminster, passed away Dec. 2 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was the husband of Myrna Reams Partenza. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Chris Partenza and wife Becky, of Westminster; grandchildren Garrett, Dimitri, Robert and Alma Partenza; a sister, Dina Partenza Dorney, of North Carolina; and sister-in-law Linda Reams Manning and husband Neil, of Vero Beach, Fla.
Christopher Michael "Chris" Poletynski, 27, of Westminster, passed away Dec. 5 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was the son of Anna Amelia Peacock Salinas and stepson of Joseph B. Salinas, of Westminster, and Steven Poletynski, of Reisterstown and the husband of Hayley Poletynski. Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are a son, Benjamin Michael Poletynski, of Manchester; brothers and sister-in-law David A. and Katie Haman, of Reisterstown and Steven M. Tryon, of Westminster; a sister, Megan C. Poletynski, of Taneytown; aunts and uncles Jeanette and David Shaw, and Richard and Sandy Peacock, all of Westminster, and Debbie and Frank Masset, of Delaware; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Stanley E. Prowell, 77, Manchester, passed away Nov. 24 at his home. He was the husband of Isabelle M. (Poe) Prowell. In addition to his wife Isabelle, Stanley is survived by his sons, James Prowell and his wife Terri of Abbottstown, and Lynn Prowell and his wife Sherry of York; grandchildren, Christian, Sarah and Lynn; stepgrandchildren; step great-grandchildren; his brother, Owen Prowell and his wife Darlene of York; and his sister, Ruthann Krone and her husband Louis of Dover.
Jean E. Rebert, 83, passed away November 25 at her home in Spring Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnell E. 'Jack' Rebert. Mrs. Rebert is survived by sons, Gregory W. Rebert of Jefferson and Steven E. Rebert of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Larry D. Gobrecht of Hampton, Pa.; grandchildren, Eric Rebert and Jennifer Rebert Gohn; and great-grandchildren.
Jesús Gonzalez Reza, infant son of Candy Conner of Hanover, was stillborn on December 1 at Hanover Hospital. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Wince and Patricia Conner of Hanover; maternal greatgrandmother, Mae Blizzard of New Windsor, Md.; an uncle, Bobby Coffman of Frederick, Md.; second cousin, Sherry Runkles of Glen Rock; and a greataunt, Betty Conner of Wilmington, N.C.
Judith Kay Rold, 73, of Abbottstown, passed away at Hanover Hospital. Surviving are sons Sean A. Rold, of Fallon, Nev., and Todd M. Rold and wife Daggi, of Sparks, Nev.; siblings and spouses Charles J. Simpson Jr. and wife Bonnie, Cherry J. Freyman and husband Floyd, and Michael R. Simpson and wife Elaine, all of Westminster; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thomas William Rouse, Sr., 82, of Glenville, passed away November 22 at his home. He was the husband of the late Margaret Mary Dougherty Rouse. Surviving are sons, Thomas William Rouse, Jr., Dale Rouse of Hanover, Steve Rouse of New Oxford and Joe Rouse of Hanover; daughter, Kathy Hewitt of Glenville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joan E. (Winand) Schaeffer, 66, passed away December 3 at the Gettysburg Lutheran Home. She was the wife of Carroll E. “Scoop” Schaeffer. In addition to her husband, Carroll, Joan is survived by a sister, Susan Becker of Hanover; a niece, Cher Copenhaver; four nephews, Brian Becker, Scott Becker, Chad Becker, and Norman Schaeffer; a great-niece, Gwen Copenhaver; and a great-nephew, Gavin Copenhaver.
Arwilda "Lee" Vivian Schaffer, 80, of Finksburg, Md., passed away Nov. 27at Charlestown Retirement Center in Catonsville. Surviving are son Gregory Allen Schaffer, of Finksburg; daughters Lisa Ann Bennett and husband Brian, of Kingsville, and Catherine Butler and husband Tim, of Parkton; and grandchildren Christine Alexander, Beau Bennett and Blair Bennett.
Donald E. Seidenstricker “Sike”, 86, passed away November 29 at Memorial Hospital in York. He was the husband of the late Jean L. (Wagner) Seidenstricker. Surviving are his son Thomas Keith Seidenstricker and wife Renee M. of York; grandsons Wade Seidenstricker and wife Heather and Dane Seidenstricker and wife Autumn; great granddaughters Baylee and Sophia Seidenstricker; his brother Jay Seidenstricker of Red Lion, sisters Velma Dillion and Helen Sammon both of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Jane A. Selby, 86, of Union Bridge, passed away Dec. 3 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. She was the wife of the late Harold R. Selby. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Richard G. and Linda Selby, of New Windsor; grandson Robert Selby and wife Kelly, of Union Bridge; a granddaughter, Renee Selby, of Sykesville; great-grandchildren Sean, Shyanne and Riley Selby; daughter-in-law Roxanne Magwire and husband Aric, of Union Bridge; a sister, Patricia Gray, of Union Bridge; and a sister-in-law, Christine Selby, of Westminster.
Richard Showalter, 56, of Graniteville, S.C., formerly of Westminster, passed away Nov. 25. He was the son of Lola Showalter, of Everett, Pa., and the late David Albert Showalter and the husband of Susan Showalter. Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are daughter Mary Elizabeth and husband Imran Chatriwala, of Stuttgart, Germany; grandchildren Dorothy Alice and Elyas Imran, of Stuttgart, Germany; and siblings Virginia Zile, of Westminster, Jane Black and Tammie Dicken, both of Everett, Pa., and David Showalter, of DeBary, Fla.
Harold R. 'Rick' Shuler, 54, passed away November 28 at Millville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millville, Pa. He was the son of Harold and Karen (Brenneman) Shuler of Manchester. In addition to his parents, Rick is survived by his brother, Scott Shuler of York Haven; sisters, Kim Myers of York Haven; Dawn McCandless of Mount Wolf and Ann Kennedy of Boise, Idaho.Paul L. Slenker, 88, Red Lion, passed away at his home on November 26. He was the husband of Gladys (Flinchbaugh) Slenker. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Kirk A. Slenker and Dr. Kevin F. Slenker; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Strickler.
Patricia A. Smith, 72, Hanover, passed away December 4 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Mark S. Smith, Jr. Surviving are children, Dwain M. Smith and his wife Susan of Hanover, Yvonne M. Wilhide and her husband Dennis of Spring Grove, Allen J. Smith and his wife Lisa of Hanover, Mark S. Smith III and his wife Carol of Hanover, and Christopher J. Smith and his wife Christina of Fairfield; her son-inlaw, Thomas Goff and his wife Julie of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Corrine Smith of Hanover.
Leonell E. Stover, 86, passed away November 28 at the Hanover Hall Nursing Center. Leonell is survived by her daughter, Debra L. Zumbrum of Hanover; granddaughter, Amber L. Shaffer and husband, Chris of Chambersburg; and great-grandson, Jacob Shaffer.
Vernon H. Study, Sr., 98, passed away November 26 at Golden LivingCenter, Gettysburg. Vernon was the husband of the late Bernice O. (Wintrode) Study. He is survived by sons, Vernon H Study, Jr. and wife, Donna of Littlestown, and Bruce A. Study and wife, Michelle of Bonneauville; a daughter, Sandra L. Mummert and husband, Stephen of Spring Grove; grandchildren, Matthew Study, Caroline Foreman, Bradley Mummert, Brian Mummert, Kristy Cambuca, and Dustin Study; a step granddaughter, Erica Barnes; greatgrandchildren, Grant, Jacob, Katherine, Margaret, Lauren, Katherine, Addison, Emme, Max, and Roslyn; and a sister, Catherine Williams of Littlestown.
Ralph E. Swartzbaugh, 71, passed away November 29 at the Hanover Hospital, Hanover. He was the son of Norman E. and Cleopha S. (Zuck) Swartzbaugh. Ralph is survived by children, Peggy L. Rodgers of Stuttgart, Germany, Tina M. Schjei of Hanover, Melanie A. Berwager and her husband Russell of Spring Grove, Tracey L. Lawver of Hanover, and Travis E. Swartzbaugh of McSherrystown; and grandson, Austin Swartzbaugh.
Alice E. Tibbetts, 91, of the Brethren Home Community, passed away November 27. She was the wife of the late Otto Steen Tibbetts, Jr. Surviving are children and spouses, Elaine Marie and Bob Adkins of Westminster, Md., Carole Lynn and Richard Barocca of Yardley, Pa., Bruce S. and Carolyn Tibbetts of Hanover, and Robert S. Tibbetts of Hanover; grandchildren, Linda Adkins, Rebecca Albaugh, Erin Barocca, and Michael Barocca; and great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Albaugh, Amber Albaugh, Megan Wolfe Cook, Daniel Wolfe, and Kristian Wolfe.
Stephen J. Topper, Sr., 62, passed away November 27 at Manor Care South Nursing Home, York. He was the husband of Bonnie Kay (Fritz) Topper. Also surviving are daughters, Wendy S. Topper and her fiancé, Kenneth P. Leese, Jr. of East Berlin, and Tammy L. Guevara of East Berlin; a son, Steve J. Topper, Jr. and his wife, Julie A. of Dillsburg; grandchildren; a sister, Rose Carpenter of East Berlin; and a brother, Francis E. Topper of McSherrystown.
Charles L. “Goog” Trimmer, 87, East Berlin, passed away November 27 at the York Hospital. He was the husband of Mildred Louise (Haar) Trimmer. In addition to his wife, Mildred, Charles is survived by daughters, Sandra L. Williams and her husband, Rick of York Springs, and Connie L. Jacobs and her companion, Rod Wineka of Hanover; a son, Rick L. Trimmer and his wife, Sheri of East Berlin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepgranddaughters; and a sister, Norma Knepper of East Berlin.
Jocelyn Marie Tsosie, 27, of Waynesburg, Pa., and formerly of East Berlin, passed away Nov. 28 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. She was a daughter of Timothy E. and Kathleen Ann (Hanley) Myers of East Berlin. Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Brianna E. Tsosie of Hanover; her paternal grandfather, Lester E. Myers of East Berlin; aunts and uncles, Dorothy Hanley of Chicago Ill., John Hanley and his wife, Leah, of Clarksville, Pa., William Hanley of Garards Fort, Pa., Patricia Hanley of Carnegie, Pa., Nancy McIntire and her husband, Doug, and Mary Hanley all of Greensboro, Pa., Tom Myers and his wife, Betsy, of Hanover, Darlene Eisenhart of York, Donna Dull, Dave Myers and his wife, Karen, and John Myers, all of East Berlin and many cousins.
Laura Desiree Walker, 52, of Westminster, passed away Nov. 26 at home. She was the daughter of Charles G. Campbell Jr., of Westminster and the late Delphine Mary Haltiner Campbell. Surviving, in addition to her father, are children Jessica Walker, of Pennsylvania, Charles Walker and Sarah Walker, both of Westminster, and Rosemari Walker, of Delaware; stepchildren Angie Exum, of Tennessee and Matt Brown, of Westminster; and grandchildren Ryleigh and Charlee.
Juanita L. (Hartley) Warner, of Seaford, DE and formerly of Hanover, passed away November 26 at her home. Survivors include her boyfriend, A. Thomas Downes; children Bill Currence Jr., Cynthia Adams, and Brenda Currence; grandchildren, Anna, Dustin, Darby, Donald, Alex, Violet, and Jacob; siblings Patricia Keiser and Carl Hartley Sr.
Ricky Louis Wean, 25, of New Windsor, passed away Nov. 28 due to an automobile accident. He was the son of Adrianne M. Broussard and Ricky D. Wean. Surviving, are sisters Amanda C. Wean and Carrie A. Jollie; niece Alithia; nephew Liam; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Francis W. Weikert, 95, of Cross Keys Village, passed away November 28 at the Brethren Home Community. He was the husband of Betty L. (Folkenroth) Weikert. In addition to his wife, Betty, Francis is survived by a son, Robert W. Weikert and his wife, Nancy of Palmyra, Va.; a grandson, Dr. Blair C. Weikert of Philadelphia; and a sister, Grace Sennett of Gettysburg.
Kathy (Melching) Wonder, 62, Spring Grove, passed away November 26 at York Hospital. She was the wife of Scott A. Wonder. Also surviving are her stepson, Scott Wonder II of Red Lion; her stepdaughter, Terri Seifert and husband Jeremy of Spring Grove; step granddaughters; and step grandson; brother-in-law, Pete Brucher; and many nieces and nephews.
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