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Jill Louise Ayres, 51, of Westminster, passed away June 25 at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover.  She was the fiancé of William C. Mielke, Jr. of Westminster. Also surviving are daughters, Jennifer Ayres of Upperco, Jannae Cross and her husband Donald Cross, Jr. of New Oxford; son, John Ayres, Jr. and his wife Samantha of Hanover; grandchildren, Lilian Ayres, Tyler Ayres, Brooklyn Ayres and Rylan Ayres; sister, Jan Graf of Hampstead; brothers, James Johnson of Manchester, PA, Jeffrey Johnson of Rock Hall and Jerry Johnson of Manchester, MD.

Alfred R. Billett, 87, passed away on  June 29, at his home. He was the husband of Marian E. (Fissel) Billett. He is also survived by daughters, Jacqui LeBeau of Spring Grove, and Di Hershey of Dillsburg; and a granddaughter, Kate Steele of Seattle, WA.

Betty Christine Brauning, 71, of Taneytown, passed away June 27 at her home. She was the wife of E. Gordon Brauning. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Renner. Also surviving are son, Brad Brauning and wife Diane of Taneytown; daughters, Beverly Anthony and husband Steve, and Tina Golling and husband Richard, all of Taneytown, and Kimberly Kurtz and husband Bill of Keymar; stepsons, Gene Brauning of Westminster, and Eric Brauning and wife Tinia of Taneytown; sisters, Sylvia Burrier and husband Sterling of Johnsville, and Carolann Getzandanner and husband Wayne of Graceham; brother, Maurice Boyer of Libertytown; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Jimmy "Jim" Lee Brown, 77, of Westminster, passed away June 26 at the Dove House. He was the husband of Brenda A. (Barnes) Brown. He is also survived by children, Vikki Boyce and husband Jack of Jarrettsville, MD, Jodi Collins and husband Mike of Parkton, MD, Lori Wolod and husband Steve of Stevensonville, MD, and Tim Brown and wife Terry of Sykesville, MD; stepson Carroll Barnes of Westminster, MD; brother, Edward Brown of Las Vegas, NV.; grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-granddaughter, Adalynn, nieces, nephews and other family members.

Jack Cahill passed away June 28 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Becky Cahill; son, Jimmy Miller; daughters, Cara Greene and her husband, Dave, and Annie Wilt and her husband, Sam; grandchildren, Mallory, June "JR", Gavin, Everett "ET"; brothers, Dennis and Brian; sisters, Maryann, Patsy, and Christine; nieces and nephews.

Donald L. Cluck, 81, of East Berlin, passed away June 25 at Golden Living Center, Gettysburg. He was the husband of the late Arlene (Baumgardner) Cluck  and is survived by his companion, Florence Quesenberry, East Berlin. Donald is also survived by son, Samuel Cluck, Gettysburg; granddaughters, Jamie Cluck and Dana Emig and husband Mike, New Oxford; sisters, Frances Atkins and husband Bill, Gettysburg, Joyce Miller, Gettysburg, Rhoda Watson, Hanover, Janet Gruwell, Fairfield, Connie Godfrey and husband James, Wrightsville and Linda Hammond and husband Robert, Morgan Hill, CA and brothers, Gerald Cluck, Gettysburg, Marlin Cluck, Gettysburg and Richard Cluck, Camp Hill.

Dr. Samuel A. Conway, DC, 98, passed away June 30 at Hanover Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene M. Runkle Conway. Survivors include son, Samuel A. Conway, Jr. and his wife, Wanda; granddaughters, Amber Rose Conway Bowers and Casey Marie Conway; and great-granddaughters, McKenna and Emma Bowers.

Bruce Anthony Dell, 66, of Westminster, passed away June 30 at the Dove House. He was the son of Irene Linton Dell of Port Orange, FL, and the late Ottis Irvin Dell. Survived by his wife, Susan Niner Dell. Also surviving are son, Matthew Dell of Westminster, sister Karen Gaskins of Port Orange, FL, nieces, Whitney Dell, Amanda Hart, Amy Kirkpatrick, Laura Rogers, Ann Weidner; nephew, Brian Dell; great-niece, Tabitha DeCoursey; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Raymond J. Gambrill, Jr, 86, passed away June 22 at SpiriTrust Lutheran in Gettysburg. He was the husband of Loretta G. (Hlopak) Gambrill. Raymond is also survived by daughter, Gloria R. Bethke and her husband, Charlie of Whiteford, MD; son, Raymond J. Gambrill III and his wife, Jeannie of Manchester, MD; grandchildren, Jennifer Bethke, CJ Bethke, Raymond Gambrill IV, Ashley Gambrill, and Marley Gambrill; and great- granddaughter, Raven Bethke.

Gloria E. (Diehl) Geesey, 88, formerly of York, passed away June 29 at The Brethren Home, New Oxford.

Ruth E. (Penn) Grimes, 102, of Baltimore, passed away June 30 at Ridgeway Manor in Catonsville, MD. She was the wife of the late Albert R. Grimes. Surviving are children, Ronald P. Grimes and Judith A. Lowe; grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Betty L. Keiser, 91, passed away  June 26 at York Hospital.

Robert N. Klingensmith, 65, Gettysburg, passed away June 29 at Genesis - Gettysburg Center. He is survived by children, Dixie Klingensmith of Bonneauville, Bryan Klingensmith of South Carolina, Brice Klingensmith of Gettysburg, Candi Klingensmith of York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis Klingensmith of New Oxford, Gary Klingensmith of Buchanan Valley, James Klingensmith of New Oxford; sisters, Lois Jeffcoat of Cashtown, Linda McDannell of Hanover and Patty Sease of York Springs.

Naomi L. Lawson, 95, Gettysburg, passed away June 27 at SpiriTrust, Gettysburg Campus. She is survived by sister, Ann Robinson Chapdelaine of Gettysburg; nieces, Karen Chapdelaine of Seattle, WA, Colleen Hartman of Orrtanna, L. Robin LaPasha of Durham, NC; nephew, David Chapdelaine of Milwaukee, WI; great-nephews, Llewellyn Chapdelaine of Seattle, WA, and Michael Chamberlain of Gresham, OR.

F. Carolyn (Rambo) Lesher, 78, passed away June 28 at her residence. She was the wife of James D. Lesher. Also surviving are daughters, Melissa S. Lesher of Ft. Pierce, FL, and Alison J. Cupko of Abbottstown; sons, Stephen C. Lesher and his wife Christina of York, and David A. Lesher and his wife Diane of Pace, FL; grandchildren, Danielle, Justin, Jake, Angela, Ryan, Sean, Ashley, Caleb, Cayt, Jordan, Aaron, Destiney, Shelby and Hailey; and great-granddaughter, Miquela.

Mark Joseph Long, 71, passed away June 23. He is survived by his wife, Nonnie Johnson of Sapula, OK; daughters, Dru Gebhard and husband, Brent of Grantville and Christy Rinker and husband, Steve of Harrisburg; siblings, Charlotte Folkenroth of Blue Ridge Summit, Doris Hartzel of Arendtsville, Phyllis Chrismer and Joseph Long of New Oxford, Melvin Long and wife, Ginny of Hanover, Levere Long, Burnell Long and Darlene Long of Bonneauville, and Mary Lee Noel and husband, Richard of Gettysburg; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Larry E. Luckabaugh, 69, passed away June 29 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Florence M. (Lloyd) Luckabaugh of Manchester, MD. Larry is also survived by daughter, Tina M. Chaney and family of Glen Burnie, MD; son, Larry Luckabaugh, Jr., and family of Manchester MD; daughter, Melissa A. Smith and family of Pasadena, MD; daughter, Dianna L. Good and family of Panama City, FL; daughter, Tonya L. Wetzel and family of Hanover; daughter, Jamie L Myers and family of Spring Grove; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; and sisters.

Robert Leroy “Lee” Meekins, 92, passed away June 30. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee (Diacont) Meekins; sons, Duane Scott Meekins and wife Donna Gail Meekins, Robert Leslie Meekins; grandchildren, Patrick Ryan Meekins, Caitlin Elizabeth Meekins and Brian Keith Meekins; and brothers, Jack Meekins and Angus Meekins.

Leroy Jacob Miller, 90, passed away June 30 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Arlene V. (Lentz) Miller of Hanover. Also surviving are daughters, Marina L. Kemper and husband, David of Cassville, Kaye A. Doss; sons, Jay A. Miller, Dennis J. Miller and wife, Amelia, all of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Carroll Miller of Hanover.

Joan Elaine Nickles, 80, of Manchester, passed away June 30 in Union Bridge. She was the wife of the late Walter R. Nickles. Joan is survived by daughters Lori Hill Carey and husband Patrick of Westminster, Brenda Collins of Knoxville, MD; son, Wayne Nickles of Hanover; grandchildren, Julie Wintsch and husband Phil, Tara Collins, Wayne Nickles, Jr. and Tim Smith; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Austin Wintsch, Rianna Nickles and Lynken and Quinn Woodyard; stepmother Nannie Ryan of New Oxford; sister, Susan Murphy and husband Mike of Westminster; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herb and Linda Nickles and Eveyln Hale; nieces and nephews.

William P. Noel, 69, passed away June 27 at his home in New Oxford. He was the husband of Joan M. (Swope) Noel. William is also survived by daughters, Donna Noel of Gettysburg and Tammy Noel of Littlestown; stepson, Lance Brown of Orrtanna; grandchildren, Dustin Noel, Shakira Noel, MaKayla Brown and Paige Brown; brothers, Roger Noel of New Oxford, Richard Noel of Gettysburg, and Jude Noel and Raymond Noel of Florida; and sisters, Monica Noel McGoldrick of Florida, Angie Reisinger of New Oxford, Connie Keagy of Wellsboro, Barb Noel of Bonneauville and Elaine Luckenbaugh of Spring Grove.

Francis A. Novak passed away June 23. He was the husband of Barbara D. (Bowling) Novak; brother of Louis Novak; father of Philip Novak, Kenneth Novak and wife Kathy, Brian Novak and wife Kriss, Steve Novak, Richard Novak and wife Brenda, Pamela Sullivan and husband David. Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Julia Ann Carr Pickett, 93 of Westminster, passed away June 27 at Golden Living Center in Westminster. She was the wife of Norman Ralph Pickett, Sr. of Westminster. Also surviving are children, Norman Ralph Pickett, Jr. and his wife Marilou of Westminster, Bonnie Cheryl Cawthorne and her husband John of Florida, and grandchildren, Daniel Pickett, Jennifer Pickett, and Ian Alexander.

Joyce Estel Radcliffe, 76, of Westminster, passed away June 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was the widow of John Charles Radcliffe. Joyce is survived by children, Johanna Monka and husband David of Westminster, Matthew Radcliffe and wife Angela of Frostburg, and James L. Radcliffe and wife Brandy of Severna Park; brothers, Thurman Reinhardt of Columbia, MD, and William Reinhardt and wife Linda of Hanock, MD; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ian and Cathy Radcliffe of Sykesville; and grandchildren, Lauren and Garrett Stair, Johnathan Monka, Elizabeth, Erin, Benjamin and Samuel Radcliffe and Riley Richardson.

Preston H. Reese, 34, passed away June 30. He was the husband of Stephanie A. (McDowell) Reese. He was the son of Howard Reese and stepson of his wife, Linda of Hanover, and son of Joan (Jones) Crawford and stepson of her husband, Thomas of Hanover. Also surviving are children, Miles Reese and Ivy Reese, both of East Berlin; siblings, Trisha McGimsey, Kelsey Reese, Colton Reese, Chelsey Crawford, Luke Crawford, Lemuel Crawford, and Emily Crawford; and stepgrandparents, Bob and Sis Crawford.

Robert Lee Reightler, 59, of Hampstead, passed away June 27 at the Dove House in Westminster. He was the son of Lillian Agnes Reightler Defries of Charles Town, WV and the late William S. Reightler. He was the husband of Debra L. (Frock) Reightler. Also surviving are sons, Anthony Scott Reightler and wife Miranda of Frederick, Robert Joseph Reightler of Hampstead; daughters, Amy Elizabeth Reightler of Buies, NC, Katie Leigh Reightler of Hampstead; brothers, Billy Reightler and wife Barry of Whitehall, MD, Jeff Reightler and wife Audrey of Charles Town, WV, and Wayne Reighter and wife Jean of Georgia; nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in law.

Tina L. Runk, 36, passed away June 24 at her home. She was the daughter of Ronald and Sandra (Rexroth) Runk; fiancee of William W. Rhoten; and mother of Bria, Brooke, Brandon, and Brady.

Katherine J. (Martin) Smith, 61, passed away June 26 at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. She was the wife of Clark J. Smith. She is also survived by son, Jesse J. Smith and his wife, Julie of Gettysburg; daughter, Jill M. Wolfe and her husband, Adam of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Cody Smith, Courtney Smith, Caitlyn Smith, and Declan Wolfe; and sisters, Alberta Gebhart of Hanover, Lavania Gourley of Hanover, and Candy Spahr of East Berlin.

Sandra Welker Smith, 79, passed away June 24th. She is survived by her husband, Frank L. Smith; brother, Ronald Welker, Sr. and his wife Carolyn; sister, Judith Kline; daughters, Lynne Hossbach, Sharon Robertson and husband James; sons, David Smith and wife Diane, Christopher Smith and wife Amy; and grandchildren.

James Harry "Jim" Stonesifer, 66, of Taneytown, passed away June 28 at his home. He was the husband of Margaret A. Mehring Stonesifer. Also surviving  are stepdaughter, Christina Malat and husband, Stephen; son, Timothy Stonesifer and wife, Melissa; grandchildren, Cori Bencz, Madison, Morgan and Abigail Malat, and Anneliese Stonesifer; sister, Doris Privitera and husband, Sal; nieces and nephews.

Leona McKinney Stutler, 91, passed away  June 30 in York. She was the wife of the late Earl Clifton Stutler. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Pastor E. James and Cathie Stutler of Crofton, MD; grandchildren, Amie Stutler Denayer and husband Andrew, Andrew and Denise Stutler; and great-grandson, Austin.

John Harrison Summers, Jr., 65, passed away at his home in Abbottstown June 27.  He was the husband of Belinda Jane Summers. He is also survived by sons, John Harrison Summers III and his wife, Anna of Cambridge, MA, and Joshua Summers and his wife, Christina, Adam Summers and his wife, Amanda, and Sheanon Summers and his wife, Alison, all of New Oxford; sister, Patricia Ann Hafer and her husband, Homer Hafer, Jr. of New Oxford; and grandchildren, Kyla Summers, Daniel Summers, Leo Summers, Mason Dahnke, Anna Claire Summers, John Michael Summers, Aubrey Summers, and Gavin Summers.

John Jere Trostle (JT), 66, passed away at his home in York Springs. He was the husband of Dorothy (Zepp) Trostle. He is also survived by daughter, Kere Washington and husband Martavis of Mount Holly Springs; and son, Jere Trostle and wife Krista of St. Marys; sisters, Nancy Chenowith and husband Richard of Chesterland, OH, and Connie Moyer and husband Ilandis of Bellville; mother-in-law, Jane Zepp; brothers/sisters-in-law, Ron and Lynn Zepp, Tammy and Tim Emeigh, Cindie and Lee Leer, all of York Springs, and John Zepp III and Tim Hirneisen of East Berlin; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Burnell H. "Reds" Weaver passed away June 28 at Homewood at Plum Creek. He was the husband of Mildred E. (Stonesifer) Weaver. He is also survived by children, Michael W. Weaver and wife, Johanna of Collegeville, Tina E. Schaffner of Hanover, Karen L. Haberern and husband, Michael of Schnecksville and Lori A. Hartley and husband, Steve of Mt. Laurel, NJ; grandchildren, Michele Burger and husband, Jim of Wayne, PA, Scott Weaver of East Stroudsburg, Lisa Gallagher and husband, Louie Smith of Hanover, Eric Gallagher of Spring Grove, Lauren Madea and husband, Steve of Nazareth, Katherine Haberern of Schnecksville and Ethan Hartley of Mt. Laurel, NJ; and great-grandchildren, Andrew, Rachel and Alex Burger, Rylee, Regin and Mason Smith, Elliana Madea.

Debra L. Winslow, 58 of Westminster, passed away June 25 at The Dove House in Westminster.  She is survived by son, Tyler P. Winslow of Westminster; brother, Russell Seifert, Jr. and wife Peggy of Littlestown; and companion, Tom Romoser of Towson.

Wendy Ann (Sisler) Young, 51, of Mt. Airy, MD, passed away June 29 at Carroll Hospice, Inc., Dove House in Westminster, MD. She was the wife of Keith Young, and the daughter of Wendall M. Sisler and Ann E. (Yingling) Sisler. Also surviving are sons, Zachary Anderson and Jordan Alexander Young; sister, Holly Schlossenberg and husband Pete; brother, Greg Sisler and wife Loralyn; nieces and nephew, Brooke, Bailey and Drew; and in-laws and their families.