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Obituaries

Evelyn Y. (Yaeger) Ambrose, 90, wife of the late William H. Ambrose, passed away September 4.

Thomas Jerome Askins, Sr., 53, of Gettysburg, passed away September 5 at home. He was the companion of Paula Ray, Gettysburg. He is also survived by his children, Thomas J. Askins Jr., and Nathaniel Askins, both of Howard County, Md., Christopher Ray, Keith Thomas Askins and Carmen Ray, all of Gettysburg; brothers; grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Joan Evelyn Bankard, 82, of Sykesville, passed away September 8 at home. She was the wife of Gearry W. Bankard. Also surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mark G. and Linda L. Bankard of Sykesville; daughter and son-in-law; Kimberly J. and Brian J. McConnell of Sykesville; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Lee Gray of Ellicott City; grandchildren, Jason, Megan and Tyler McConnell and Katie and Jill Bankard and great-grandson, Jarrod McConnell.

Ronald James Billings, 73 of New Windsor, passed away September 4 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was the husband of Josephine Billings. Also surviving are son and daughter-in-law Brian and Melissa Billings of Loganville, grandchildren Dylan, Aaron, and Haley, brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph and Virginia Battaglia, and Thomas and Trudie Battaglia, and many nieces and nephews.

Patricia Ann (Schomberg) Cross, 76, formerly of Carroll County, passed away September 7 at her home in Longs, S.C. She was the wife of the late Eugene R. Cross and is survived by children, Pamela Hodgkins (Jack) of Bel Air, Md., Brenda Alfred (Rodney) of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Sherry Roos (Larry) of Westminster and Eugene "Rick" Cross (Marlee) of Spring Grove; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cleason G. Fair, Jr., 94, passed away September 8 at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane Small Fair. Cleason is survived by children, Barry W. Fair of Gettysburg, Larry G. Fair of Boonesboro, Md., Janet C. Mayne of Hagerstown, and Jennifer L. Harrop of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren; sister, Anne Benedetto of Wilmington, Del.; and many nieces and nephews.

Deloris G. Fidler, 86, of Gettysburg passed away September 9. She was the wife of Eugene C. Fidler. Deloris is also survived by daughter, Trina Fidler; grandchildren, Sean Fidler and wife Jessica, Stephanie Fidler and Jake Fidler; great-grandchildren, Kali and Evan; and niece, Carolyn Panzera and her family.

Darlene A. (Hood) Fisher, 67, of Westminster, passed away August 31. She was predeceased by her husband Harvey S. Fisher. Darlene is survived by children, Robyn Blank and husband David of Hanover, Risa Fangman and partner Zach of Westminster, and Robert Fisher and wife Kim of Hanover; stepsons Bruce Hrycek and wife Roberta and John Hrycek and wife Lorrie; grandchildren Tyler Williams, Sierra Fisher, Zachary Blank, Shannon and Curtis Visocsky, Jessica and Michael Tarbet, Rachael Blank, Katelynn and Kristen Fangman, Brittany, Lindsay, Sam, and Payton Fisher; great-grandchildren Brielle, Teagan, Madelyn, Mackenzie, Ayden, Haylie, Trenity, and Brooklyn; brother, Ray Harper and wife Ina of Kansas; and sisters, Linda Lovelace and husband Tom of California and Dora Miller of Hanover.

William Alexander Freeman, 79, of Westminster, passed away September 3 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of Patricia Selby Freeman. Also surviving are children Brenda L. Freeman of Westminster, Bruce A. Freeman of Street and Roy D. Freeman of Westminster; sister June Bland of Linton, Ind.; brothers Ronnie Andrews and wife Melba of Monticello, Ga., Everett Andrews and Cliff Andrews of Ind.; niece Dixie Thomas and husband Tim of Linton, Ind. and nephew Ronnie D. Andrews II of Georgia.

Alethea J. Gall, 89, formerly of Littlestown, passed away September 4 at Hanover Hospital. She was the widow of Elmer W. Gall. Surviving are sons, William R. Gall of Spring Grove, and Russ J. Gall and wife, Pamela of Hanover; daughter, Stephanie A. Kittel and husband, Ed of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Turk Younkins, Jordan and Kylie Gall, and Adora Gall; and great-grandchildren.

Edwin Warfield Grimes, Jr., 81, of Westminster, passed away September 11 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of the late Elsie Walker Grimes. Edwin is survived by sons and daughters-in-law; E.W., III and Brenda Grimes of Westminster and DeWayne C. "Bucky" and Susan Grimes of Silver Run; sister, Vivian McBride of Westminster ; grandchildren, Edwin W. Grimes and Lindsey E. Decker and great-grandchildren, Cortni M. Richard and Kara Grace Black.

Kelly Lynn Hale, 33, passed away August 29 at home. She was the wife of John Michael Hale and mother of Brendan and Washington. Also surviving are her parents, Glenn and Karen Haines of Taneytown; brothers, Steven and Brian; and grandparents, Fern and Louise Haines, and David and Betty Bowman.

Lona Belle Preslar Helton, 92, passed away July 21 at Country Meadows-Leader Heights. She was the widow of Donald Charles Helton. Lona is survived by daughter, Anne E. Gomer, wife of Charlie, of Gettysburg; grandson, Phillip C. Gomer, wife Elizabeth, and daughter Zizi, also of Gettysburg, and grandson, Andrew D. Gomer of San Antonio, Texas; and son, Donald Charles Helton Jr., of Annapolis.

Robert Keiffer Hess, 83, of Eldersburg, passed away September 7 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn K. Ivens Hess. Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law; Debbie L. and John Cook of Gaithersburg and Lorrie R. and Craig Brown of Eldersburg; sisters, Anne Louise Baltz and Marilyn Wagner both of Lancaster, Pa.; and grandsons; Daniel C. Brown and Keith G. Brown and his wife, Jessica.

Hattie Louise (Nickey) Hoffacker, 99, of New Oxford, passed away September 5 at the Brethren Home Community. She was the wife of the late Dr. Henry J. Hoffacker, II. Louise is survived by sons, Dr. Henry J. Hoffacker, III and his wife Connie of Hanover, Dr. Ralph J.S. Hoffacker of Hanover; and grandsons, Dr. Daniel Hoffacker and his wife Jan of University Park, Md.; Richard Hoffacker of Arlington, Va.; Michael Hoffacker of Arlington, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Janet E. Hostetter, 97, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away September 8 at the Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys. She was the widow of John E. Hostetter. Janet is survived by children, Carol H. Bickford and her husband, Harry of Dunedin, Fla., Betty H. Guise and her husband, Dennis of Harrisburg, Rita A. Hostetter of Pittsburgh, and J. Alan Hostetter and his wife, Christy Archibald of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Andrew Guise, Brendan Guise, and Emma Hostetter; and sisters, Peggy Benner of Fairfield and Sara Sandoe of New Oxford.

Brianna Michiko Izquierdo, 13, passed away September 9 at home. She was the daughter of Christopher D. Izquierdo and Ellen Emiko Hirota Izquierdo of Hampstead.  Also surviving is brother Logan, grandparents, aunts, uncle, cousins, and numerous friends.

Nadine Eleanor Leatherman, 74, formerly of Carroll County, passed away September 5 in Jacksonville, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Leatherman; son, Scott D. Leatherman (Casey); daughter, Sherry L. Jozwiak (Ed); brothers, Paul L. Dehoff (Millie) and Clair L. Dehoff (Arlene); sister, Sandra A. Duttera; grandchildren, Matthew A. Brown (Casie) and Jacob S. Leatherman; and many other family members and friends.

Helen May Litchfield (nee Wirtz), 72, of Sykesville, passed away September 10 at the Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of the late John Edward Litchfield. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Roger L. and Jody Litchfield of Taneytown, Andrew L. and Jennifer Litchfield of Charleston, S.C. and the late Sandra M. Litchfield; siblings Roy Wirtz, Linwood Wirtz, Lawrence Wirtz, Mary Elizabeth Mays, Jane Carman, Ellen Counts-Reynolds; grandchildren Lacee Litchfield, Cearra Litchfield and Alexis Litchfield; great-grandchild Levi Savage.

Eleanor G. (Gladfelter) Luckenbaugh, 81, wife of the late Melvin C. Luckenbaugh, passed away September 4.

Madge Brown Magee, 92, of Westminster passed away September 8 at Carroll Hospital Center. She was the wife of the late Charles Francis "Gee" Magee. Surviving are son John H. Magee and wife Pat of Westminster and daughter Bonnie S. Evans and husband Jay of York; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Magdalen Catherine Mauck Bromelow, 93, passed away September 9. She was the wife of the late Charles Bromelow. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, David and Virginia Bromelow of Eldersburg; and granddaughter Kathleen Bromelow, of Eldersburg.

James A. Moore, Jr., 75, passed away September 7 at his residence. He was the husband of Carole L. (Heinz) Moore. James is also survived by daughters, Michele Cordle and her husband Brian of Kings Mountain, N.C., Kim Keplinger and her husband Dennis of Union Bridge; grandchildren, Brandi, Kurstin and Cody Cordle, Shelby, Joshua and Dennis Keplinger, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Alex, Shiloh and Samuel Hemphill; and sister, Jenny Payne of New Market, Md.

Betty A. (Mummert) Nace, 78, passed away at York Hospital on September 10. She was the wife of the late Harry R. Nace. Betty is survived by daughter, Rosalie Nace of Windsor; sons, David Nace of York, Wayne Nace and wife Angela of Spring Grove, and Larry Nace and wife Mary of Dover; grandchildren Jeremy, Carli, Clayton, Nickolas, Jorga and Spencer; sisters, Freda Dubs, Gladys Seigman and Charlotte Mummert; and many nieces and nephews.

Donald Burnell Orwig, 82, husband of the late Mildred A. (Schnetzka) Orwig, passed away September 8 at the Barbara J. Egan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Shrewsbury. Surviving are daughter, Jan M. Jay and her husband David of Dallastown; sons, Jay Orwig and his wife Kathi of Dallastown, Joel Orwig and his wife Eve of Belgium, Wisc.; grandchildren, Adam Orwig, Kellyn Hood, Lt. Brandon Jay, Sarah Orwig and Elizabeth Orwig; great-granddaughters, Maggey Hood and Kylie Orwig; brother, Dale Orwig of Jarrettsville, Md; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Vivian J. Raffensperger, 91, passed away September 7 at Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory E. Raffensperger. She is survived by daughter, Robin R. Stoops of Saint Thomas; sons, Richard D. Raffensperger of Biglerville, Ronald L. Raffensperger of Hampton; grandchildren, Janelle Amsley, James Amsley, Benjamin Raffensperger, Rebecca McLaughlin, Kayla Raffensperger and Shannon Romney; great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Ruth of Mansfield, Ohio; and sister, Dolores Richards of Naples, Fla.

Raymond Bernard Rickell, 86, of Westminster, passed away September 2. He is survived by his wife M. Kathryn Rickell, daughters, son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and brother-in-law, Andrew J. (Bill) Kuhn.

Phyllis Marie Rill, 83 of Manchester passed away September 5 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of Francis Rill. Also surviving are daughters Sarah Robrecht of Denver, CO and Billie Taylor and husband Jerry of Manchester; brother John Eckstine of Hagerstown; grandchildren Nate Robrecht, Tamyra Wallace, Andy and Bonnie Taylor; and great-granddaughters.

Myrle M. Snyder, 88, passed away September 5 at the Gettysburg Hospital. She was the widow of Robert J. Snyder. Myrle is survived by daughters, Rosie Myers of Looneyville, W.Va., Bonnie Mummert of Waynesboro, and Becky Ledford of Gettysburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brothers, Samuel Mann and Robert Mann.

Rebecca A. Weeks, 73, of Gettysburg, passed away September 10. She was the wife of the late Arnold R. Weeks. She is survived by children, Roy C. Beard, Jr. and his wife Shannon, of Fairfield, Margaret A. Brown and her husband John, of Gettysburg, Robert A. Weeks and his wife Stacey, of Littlestown, Elizabeth M. Weeks, of Union Bridge, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a brother, William D. Breeden, Jr., of Hanover.

Olivia Grace and twin brother, Matthew Charles Welper, children of Aaron S. and Stephanie M. (Freed) Welper of Gettysburg, were born and passed away September 8 at York Hospital. In addition to their parents, they are survived by sister, Kathleen L. Welper at home; grandparents, Betty and Terry Freed of Aspers and Becky and Steve Welper of Waukon, Iowa; great-grandmother, Evelyn Welper of Waukon; aunts, Kimberly and husband, Scott Oder, and Emily Welper, all of Waukon; uncle, Dennis Freed of Aspers; and many cousins.

Mary Jane Wenk, 89, passed away September 9 at her home. She was the widow of Donald G. Wenk. Mary Jane is survived by sons, David R. and wife, Emily Wenk of Gardners, and John M. and wife, Karen Wenk of Gardners; grandchildren, Ashley Wenk, Benjamin Wenk, Lindsay Knouse, Rachel Eck, and Gregory Wenk; great-granddaughters, Addileigh and Alana Jane Knouse; and brother, Robert G. MacBeth of Biglerville.