Dorothy Mae Becker, 92, passed away March 5 at Hanover Hall. She is survived by daughters, Mary J. Becker and Betty J. Lawrence and her husband, Jack, all of New Oxford; sons, Charles F. Becker and his wife, Rita of Hanover and Terry A. Becker of Abbottstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Betty J. Dehoff of Hanover; and several nieces and nephews.
Wilson Harry Blizzard Sr., 63, of Chincoteague, Va., formerly of Westminster, passed away Feb. 27 at home. He was the husband of the late Mildred Fuhrman Blizzard and the companion of Beatrice Plona. Surviving, in addition to his companion, are daughter Tammy Brant; sisters; brothers; granddaughters; numerous nieces, nephews; and other family members.
Gregory C. Brady, 56, Hanover, passed away March 1 at his residence. Gregory is survived by sons, Michael G. Brady of Gettysburg, and Brandon J. Brady of Seoul, South Korea; sisters, Gloria Zak and her husband Steve of Boynton Beach, Fla., Diane Alwine and her husband Andy of McSherrystown, Sharon Hockensmith and her husband Mark of Hanover, Dot Gebhart and her husband Kevin of Bonneauville, Jen Noel and her husband Mike of Hanover, and Christine Johnson and her husband Jake of Hanover; and a brother, Fred Brady of Hanover.
Edward M. "Eddie" Bream, 73, Hanover, passed away February 27 at his home. He was the companion of Janet Weber. Surviving are siblings, Myrna L. Miller and her husband, Edgar of Gettysburg, Wayne L. Bream and his wife, Janet, Allen H. Bream and his wife, Susan, and Minnie Lawrence and her husband, Alan, all of New Oxford, Terry L. Bream of York, and Iva Breighner and her husband, Rickie of Abbottstown; a sister-in-law, Cindy Bream; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vincent J. Breighner, 81, Abbottstown, passed away March 2 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Helen L. (Crawford) Breighner. Vincent is survived by sons; Rickie A. Breighner, Sr and his wife, Iva of Abbottstown, and Michael W. Breighner and his wife, Wanda of Mt. Wolf; daughters, Deborah J. Robinson and her husband, Michael of New Oxford, Patricia A. Sieg and her husband, Eric of New Oxford, and Katharine M. Chrismer and her husband, Randall of Abbottstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Agnes R. Gladfelter of Littlestown, and Blanche C. Byers of New Oxford.
John Thomas Bytella, 79, of Westminster, passed away Feb. 27 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. He was the husband of Marlene V. Bytella. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law Gail A. and Thomas O'Brien, of Lewes, Del., Donna L. and Jeff Wiand of Elwood, Ind., and Sharon E. and Richard Carl, of Manchester; a sister, Carol Tyler, of Leesburg, Fla.; and grandchildren Melissa O'Brien, of Baltimore, Thomas O'Brien III, of Washington, D.C., Justin Wiand, Nick Wiand and Derek Wiand, all of Elwood, and Jacob Carl and Ben Carl, both of Manchester.
James Kyle "Jim" Carson, 65, of Westminster, passed away Feb. 27 at home. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Beth and Eric Nelson, of Crofton, and Connie and Jack LeProvost, of Cumberland; and grandchildren Brittany, Justus, David and Michael.
Barbara A. Carter, 45, McSherrystown, passed away February 27 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the daughter of Lester W. and Pauline C. (Smith) Brunner of McSherrystown.In addition to her parents, Barb is survived by a sister, Sherry Wallace and her husband, Ron of New Oxford; brothers, Tony Brunner and his wife, Tammy of Spring Grove, and Barry Brunner and his wife, Deborah of Littlestown; her best friend, Lisa Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Ida Ruth Jones Deickman, 91, passed away March 3 at Brightview Westminster Ridge in Westminster. She was the wife of the late Charles Benjamin Deickman Jr. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Charlotte and Jack Ellard, of Sykesville, and Virginia and Albert Barthlow, of Hampstead; grandchildren Scott and Todd Starry, and Dawn Utz; and great-grandchildren Stephanie, Samantha, Brandon, Zachary and Hunter.
Michael E. Dixon, 71, of New Oxford, passed away March 6 at Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jean D. (Speelman) Dixon. Michael is survived by sons, Adam E. Dixon and his wife Kathy of Hanover, Patrick M. Dixon and his wife Lori of Gettysburg, and Micah S. Dixon and Noah D. Speelman, both of New Oxford; grandchildren, Darren Dixon, Kelsey Reinhart, Shane Dixon, Kayla Eichelberger, and Cody Altland; great grandchildren, and a brother, Richard Dixon of Catonsville, Md.
Ray B. Doyle, 92, Waynesboro, passed away February 27 in his home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary G. (Miller) Doyle. Surviving are his second wife, Laura Mae (Sites) Doyle; daughters, Georgia Ann Martin of Silver Springs, Md., and Barbara Jeanne Glasco of Kensington, Md.; stepdaughters, Louise Shultz and Lois Crouse, both of Waynesboro; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Catherine Hogg of Washington state; and a number of nieces and nephews.
John Patrick Edwards, 38, of Spring Grove, passed away March 1 at home. He was the son of Richard and Mary McGiguan Edwards and the husband of Jessica Lynn Carter Edwards. Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are children Samantha McCarter, of Harford County, and Jordan, Brandon and Ryan Sell, of Spring Grove; a brother, Richard Edwards Jr., of Hartford County; a niece, Breanna; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Clyde E. Eye, 56, of East Berlin, passed away March 2 at his home. He was the husband of Patricia Ann (Richie) Eye and the son of James Ridpath and Audrey Jean (Parell) Eye of Shady Springs, W.Va. In addition to his wife, Pat, and parents, Clyde is survived by daughters, Regenia M. Yates and her husband, Steven, of East Berlin, and Christie N. Eye and her fiancee, Allen Neaves, of North Carolina; grandchildren, Jacob, Brittany, Alivia, and Landon Yates, all of East Berlin, and Allen Neaves of North Carolina; a sister, Janet Hart and her husband Carl of West Virginia, a brother Danny Eye of West Virginia; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sam and his wife, Virginia Hamilton, of Maryland; mother-in-law, Catherine Richie of Maryland; and aunt Marie Cicone of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.
James Edward Gassaway, 87, of Sykesville, passed away March 2 at Senior Constant Care in Winfield. He was the husband of the late Bessie A. Gassaway. Surviving are a daughter, Bessie Elaine Dorsey, of Cooksville; sons James Irvin Gassaway Jr. and Elston Howard Gassaway, both of Sykesville, and Ryne Jeffery Gassaway, of Westminster; brothers Howard "Jake" Gassaway, of Winfield, Robert "Sonny" Gassaway, of Randallstown, Joshua Gassaway, of Eldersburg, and Roscoe Gassaway, of Libertytown; sisters Helen Gassaway, of Catonsville, and Rosa Savoy, of Ellicott City; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.
Donald L. Gerver, 85, Littlestown, passed away March 3 at his home. He was the widower of Irene E. (Hilbert) Gerver. Donald is survived by sons, Elwood D. Gerver and wife, Cindy, of Mount Joy; Harold E. Brown of Littlestown and Dennis L. Brown of Hanover; daughters, Nancy M. Hartlaub and husband, Larry, of Littlestown and Betty A. Sordon and husband, Lou, of Gettysburg; grandchildren; step granddaughter; great-grandchildren; step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandson; a sister, Janet Gerver of Hanover.
Regina Marie Gordon, 70, of Owings Mills, formerly of Sykesville, passed away Feb. 26 at home. Surviving are daughters Meghan Kimball and husband Thom, Samantha Smith and husband Ronald, and Sarah Gordon; sister Eileen DeRuby and husband Richard; and grandchildren Maxwell August, Molly Mackenzie, Claire Elizabeth and Olivia Grace Smith.
Theresa C. Hartlaub, 73, passed away February 28 at Hanover Hospital. Survivors include daughters, Sherry Hartlaub Templeton and Denise Hartlaub Trimmer, both of Hanover, Jill Hartlaub Wintrode of Georgia, and Jan Lynn Hartlaub of Hanover; brothers, Kenneth F. Sanders of East Berlin and Thomas P. Sanders of Hendersonville, Tenn.; sisters, Gwendolyn M. Sanders Strausbaugh and Joan P. Sanders O'Donnell, both of Hanover; and grandchildren.
Donald Elmer "Donnie" Hess Jr., 63, of Taneytown, passed away Feb. 27 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. He was the son of Donald and Audrey Six Hess Sr., of Taneytown and the husband of Lois Pentz Hess. Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are children Lisa Dettinger and husband Daniel, of Littlestown, Corey Hess and wife Shelly, of Taneytown, Jennifer Keeton and husband Daymon, of Stedman, N.C., and Karen Dettinger, of Taneytown; sisters Diane Cavanaugh and husband Kevin, of Hanover, Sherrie Sanders and husband Jeff, of Fairfield, and Robin Caples and husband Jeff, of McSherrystown; grandchildren Kayla, Kelly, Cody, Ryan, Nathan, Tyler, Nicholas and Elijah; and numerous nieces and a nephew.
Geraldine L. Hoff, 92, formerly of Abbottstown, wife of the late Robert S. Hoff, passed away March 2 at Genesis Healthcare Gettysburg Center. Survivors include her son, Robert C. Hoff, Sr. and his wife, Linda L.; grandsons, Scott A. Ruth and his wife, Melissa L. all of Abbottstown, Robert C. Hoff, Jr. of Austin, Texas; great-granddaughters, Renee E. and Bethany L. Ruth both of Abbottstown; nephews, Philip Little and his wife, Kathy, Steven Little and his wife, Sandra, all of Hanover; and niece, Sandra Rutters of Georgia.
Mary C. Horan, 96, passed away March 4 at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Horan. Mary is survived by her son, Robert C. Horan and his wife, Sis; her grandchildren, Stephanie Dacey and her husband Dan and Jason Horan and his wife Lisa; her great-grandchildren, Emma Dacey, Nathan Dacey and Olivia Horan; and her sister, Nancy Klunk and her husband Thomas.
Charles E. "Corky" Howard, 88, passed away March 1 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Westminster. He was the husband of the late Irene B. Howard. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Roland E. Hertsch Jr., of Westminster; granddaughters Michelle Anderson and husband Scott, of Pasadena, and Jennifer Hertsch, of Hampstead; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Nancy Howard, of Westminster; two nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Carolyn M. "Nan" Jeffcoat, 67 of Gettysburg, passed away Feb. 27 at the Gettysburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Ivan G. Jeffcoat Jr. Surviving are daughters, Glenda M. Reese of Fayetteville, Brenda L. Jeffcoat of Gettysburg, and Sandy D. Jeffcoat of Conway, S.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Arentz, Michael Reese, David Woerner, Andrew Pritt and Matthew Woerner; great-grandchildren, Kayla Woerner, Brylee Arentz, Rusty Pritt, Madi Mae Woerner and Jacob Ivan Pritt; siblings, Johnny Wagaman, Dorothy Jean Jeffcoat, Diane Lowe, Vickie Eberhart and Dale Wagaman and many nieces and nephews.
Doris Lee Pirkey Johnson, 82, of Westminster, passed away Feb. 27. She was the spouse of the Rev. Rollins Johnson. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son-in-law, Eric Eustice, of Topeka, Kan.; a sister, Gerry McKenzie, of Lansdowne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Linda Jean Kriel, 67, Biglerville, passed away at her home March 5. Linda is survived by her husband, James Kriel; sons, Ronald Kriel and his wife Elizabeth A. of Biglerville, Daniel Kriel and his wife Krista of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Ashley McDaniel and her husband Travis, Hannah Kriel, Paige Kriel, Nicholas Kriel; and a mother-in-law, Elizabeth L. Kriel.
Alexander R. "Alex" Leib, 29, formerly of Littlestown, passed away March 4 at his home in York. He was the son of Thomas R. and Deborah A. Pushwal Leib of Littlestown. In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by a brother, Andrew C Leib and wife, Meredith of Whitsett, N.C.; a sister, Austyn M. Leib of Littlestown; maternal grandfather, Russell Pushwal of Garrettsville, Ohio; and paternal grandfather, Robert I. Leib of Fairlawn, Ohio.
Norman Thomas Lennon, 59, of Sykesville, passed away Feb. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County. He was the son of Thomas and Norma Lennon, of Ellicott City and the husband of Terry A. Streett Lennon. Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are stepchildren Joe, Brandon and Nikki Grimes, all of Sykesville, and Melanie Martlock, of Ellicott City; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Theresa Lennon, of Sykesville; father-in-law and mother-in-law Wayne and Patricia Shifflett, of Sykesville; a niece, Kristy Lennon, of Sykesville; and a nephew, Dustin Lennon, of Sykesville.
Richard August Metz, 79, of Finksburg, passed away March 1 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Susanne K. Metz. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Leslie Abendschoen and fiance Craig Coleman, of Reisterstown, Lynn Meadow and husband Max, of San Carlos, Calif., and Larry Metz and wife Jessica, of Glenwood; a sister, Barbara Ann Miller, of Richmond, Va.; and grandchildren Kellie Loehr and husband Don, Kevin Abendschoen, Logan and Savannah Meadow, and Molly and Maggie Metz.
Charles H. "Chuck" Micklo Jr., 81, McSherrystown, passed away February 28 at his home. He was the loving husband of Beatrice M. "Bea" (Neiderer) Micklo. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are stepchildren, Douglas Hartlaub of McSherrystown, and Sandra Smay and husband, Brian of Spring Grove; stepgrandchildren, Logan Hartlaub, Danielle Smay, and Megan Smay; and a sister, Mary Ann Shutlak of Harveys Lake, Pa.
Rodney J. Miller, 56, Hanover, passed away February 28 at the Hershey Medical Center. Rodney is survived by a daughter, Kelli M Myers and her husband, Donnie of East Berlin; grandsons, Brady and Brock Myers of East Berlin; a brother, Marshall L. Miller and his wife, Barb of Gettysburg; a sister, Deborah K. Koontz and her husband, Don of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Harman C. "Tiny" Millhimes, 79, Abbottstown, passed away March 4 at Hanover Hospital. Harman is survived by a daughter, Cynthia A. Altland and her husband, Gregory of Hanover; a son, Joey D. Millhimes and his fiancee, Audrey of Ringoes, N.J.; a daughter, Patricia L. Orndorff and her husband, Andy of Hanover; a son, Scott A. Millhimes and his wife, Kelly of Abbottstown; grandchildren; great grandson; a sister, Ruth Fitting of New Oxford; a brother, Harold Millhimes of New Oxford; and his companion, Dee Hawkes of Dover.
Davies Warfield Molloy, 87, of Eldersburg, passed away March 3 at Charlestown Retirement Center in Catonsville. He was the husband of Rose Mary Leonard Molloy. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Leo F. Molloy, of Eldersburg, and Michael Molloy, of Mount Airy; a sister, Mary Lou Lucas, of Charlotte; and grandchildren Leo, Davies, Sarah and Christopher Molloy, Brittany Baker and Sara Jo Wink.
Kenneth E. Noel, 82, Hanover, passed away March 5 at the Holy Spirit Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Grove) Noel. In addition to his wife Shirley, Kenneth is survived by son, Michael E. Noel and his wife Mary of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Colin M. Noel and Allison M. Noel; and brother, Larry Noel of Gardners.
Elizabeth Sarah Oliver, 87, of Westminster, passed away March 5 at Transitions Healthcare Center in Sykesville. She was the wife of the late James F. Oliver Jr. Surviving are son J. Edward Oliver and wife Patricia, of Westminster; daughter Joann Foerster and husband Owen, of Smithsburg; and grandchildren, William Foerster and wife Barb, of West Virginia, Emily Oliver, of Washington, D.C., and Michael Oliver, of Westminster.
Guy Jack Oyler, 94, passed away March 3 at the Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home in New Oxford. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Kathryn Dentler Pender Oyler. Surviving are his stepdaughter, Bonita (Bo) Pender Ramsey, and husband, Dennis of Garner, N.C.; grandsons, Ben Ramsey and Tom Ramsey (Sarah); and great-grandchildren, Evan, Alex, Emily, Sarah, Jack and Lilly.
Sarah L. (Zeigler) Rabenstine, 85, Spring Grove, passed away March 5 at home. She was the wife of the late Raymond R. Rabenstine. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey L Rabenstine and his wife Linda of Spring Grove, Patricia King and fiance Kevin Weber of Ocean City; James J. Rabenstine and wife Amy of Ohio; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren, Tyler, Olivia and Ivy; her great-granddaughter, Brionna; and many nieces and nephews.
Stanford F. Roberts, 82, Biglervilled, passed away March 5 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Betty Jane (Carter) Roberts.Stanford is survived by sons, Kenton C. Roberts and his wife, Kathy of Aspers, and Peter J. Roberts and his wife, Deanie of Arendtsville; a daughter, Priscilla L. Legore and her husband, Robert of Biglerville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Magee of Indiana, Pa., and Betty Fidler of Newtown; and several nieces and nephews.
Marlen L. Rohrbaugh, 86, passed away March 3 at Manor Care South York. He was the husband of Mary L. (Little) Rohrbaugh. In addition to his wife, Mary, Marlen is survived by sons, Wayne L. Rohrbaugh and his wife, Diane of Las Vegas, Nev., and Karl E. Rohrbaugh and his wife, Sylvia of Travelers Rest, S.C.; a daughter, Tina M. Steich and her companion, Ted Shultz of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dean Rohrbaugh and his wife, Jeanette of Spring Grove.
William "Ed" Sharp, 79, of Westminster, passed away Feb. 24 at home. He was the husband of Nancy Sharp. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Michael Sharp and wife Judi, of Mount Airy, and James Sharp, of Westminster; grandchildren Brandi Sharp, Kassidy Sharp, Ben Sharp and wife Katie, Nicholas Sharp, Jeremiah Henderson-Sharp, and Jacob Sharp; and great-grandchildren Riley, Deggan, Bentleigh, Kinley and Zander.
Oliver C. Steger, 94, formerly of Manchester, Md., passed away February 28 at the York Hospital in York. He was the husband of Mary L. Fridinger Steger. Surviving, in addition to his wife are sons, Gregory Steger and wife, Linda (Graf) of Hanover, and James Steger and wife, Carol (Easley) of Greensboro, N.C.
Robert M. Stitt Sr., MAS USAF (Ret.), 92, passed away recently. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Teter Stitt. Surviving are a brother, Charles and wife Pat of Grand Prairie, Texas; sister, Jean Clapper, of Gettysburg; grandson, Robert III of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughter, Jennifer of St. Kitts, West Indies; great-granddaughter, Brittany of Tucson; and nieces and nephews.
Anthony J. Straus, 83, Gettysburg, passed away at his home March 4. Tony is survived by his wife, Catherine Straus; a daughter, Suzanne Straus of Arlington, Va.; and a grandson, Matthew Straus of Arlington, Va.
Richard Stull, passed away in his home on March 5. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Tracie and her partner Jerry; Brent and his wife Rhonda; stepdaughters, Cathy and her husband Rodney, Linda and husband Jeff, and Mary and her partner Brent; brother, Ronald Stull and his wife Vickie; grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lizbeth A. (Brown) Thomson, 65, East Berlin, passed away March 3 at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was the wife of James M. Thomson. In addition to her husband Jim, Lizbeth is survived by grandchildren; brothers, Warren A. Corkle of Westfield, Ohio, Richard R. Brown, Jr. of Marysville, and William H. Brown of Mechanicsburg; sisters, Dorothy I. Tinkey of Dillsburg, Nancy J. Longenecker of Dillsburg, and Rose M. Brown of Steelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn Rita Hawkins Weber, 79, of Westminster, passed away Feb. 27 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. She was the wife of George G. Weber Jr. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons and daughters-in-law George G. III and Amy Weber, of Abingdon, and Eric M. and Sandy Weber, of Westminster; grandchildren Joyanna Love and husband Jeremy, of Cleveland, Tenn., Melody Weber and Honor Weber, both of Abingdon, and Emma Weber, of Westminster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lewis Gates Wilson Jr., 66, of Eldersburg, passed away March 3 at home. Surviving are a sister, Dr. Kristine M. Wilson, of Leesburg, Va.; cousins Melinda L. and J. Walter Callis, of Eldersburg, John W. Callis III and Wendy A. Holthause, of Westminster, and Robert E. Holthause, of Baltimore.
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