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Dennis F. Anderson, 58, East Berlin, passed away his home April 12. He was the husband of Theresa (Cox) Anderson and the son of Darwyn D. and Wanda E. (Turner) Anderson of Richland, WI. Also surviving are sons; Todd Anderson of Columbus, OH and Scott Anderson of Blackwood, NJ, a daughter Brianna Anderson of Phoenix, AZ, sisters; Denise Rudersdorf and her husband Larry of Pulaski, WI and Doreen Fehlauer and her husband Jason of Watertown, WI, a brother Daniel Anderson of Richland, WI.

Clarence Alvin Barkley, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Randallstown, passed away April 13 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the son of Juanita Perverall Leonard and the late Bruce A. Barkley. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are former spouse Marsha Long, of Taneytown; son Kenneth and wife Lotes Barkley, of Wasilla, Alaska; daughter Shari Barkley-Green and husband Rick Green, of Westminster; a sister, Linda Kachinski; brothers Andy and Paul Barkley, and Ronnie Leonard; grandchildren Shannon Green-Bray, Joseph Barkley, Heather Green and Melissa Barkley-Larsen; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Bray.

John Ralph Bender, 71, Longhorn Lane, Fairfield, passed away at his home April 12. Ralph is survived by his sister, Barbara Elaine Bowie and her husband, Frank, of Waldorf, Md.

Billy Mac Bentley Sr., 78, of Manchester, passed away April 12 at home. He was the husband of Dorothy Jean Bentley. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children and spouses Billy M. Jr. and Kathleen Bentley, of Westminster, Lewis and Wendy Bentley, of Manchester, Lawrence and Jennie Bentley, of Hampstead, Vicky Koch, of Hampstead, and Timmy and Lori Bentley, of Manchester; a sister, Sarah Cody, of Tennessee; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sherri A. (Fishel) Boeckel, 43, Thomasville, passed away April 11 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Darrin E. Boeckel and the daughter of Lora Lee (Fahringer) Fishel and the late Richard P. Fishel. In addition to her husband and mother she is also survived by her sons Joey and Nash.

Richard L. "Tip" Bollinger, 75, Hanover, passed away April 10 at his home. He was the husband of the late Doris M. Bollinger. Survivors include his sister, Barbara B. Fishel and her husband, Robert of York; and step-children, Allen McKim, Dawn Miller, Patricia Seiders, Mari Bondurant, and Barbara Gilbert.

James B. Bouchard, 70, passed away April 11 at the Gettysburg Golden Living Center. He was the husband of Marian Bouchard. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Gendreau, her husband Mark, and grandchildren Kara and Kurt, all of Madawaska, Maine; sisters, Lois Pelletier and husband, Joseph, of Millinocket, and Elaine Malloch and husband, Dennis, of Buxton, Maine; nieces and nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Sharon Diane Walton Frith Bradley, 64, of Taneytown, passed away April 13 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Sshe was the daughter of Evelyn Dewey Frith, of Glen Allen, Va., and the late Charles Frith Jr. and the wife of Frank M. Bradley. Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are sons Aaron Walton and wife Mary, of Finksburg, and Jason Walton and companion Krystle Prince, of Walkerton, Va.; daughters Ashlea Bowers and husband Todd, of Finksburg, and Keeley Carl and husband Timothy, of Taneytown; sisters Susan Tansey, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Sherry Tinsley and husband Dorsett, of Mechanicsville, Va.; brothers Charles Frith and wife Debbie, of Midlothian, Va., David Frith and wife Anna, of Goochland, Va., and Michael Frith, of Mechanicsville, Va.; grandchildren Sarah and Jessie Lee Walton, and Skylar and Rylee Bowers; and many nieces and nephews.

Ralph Henry Bunting Sr., 78, of Hampstead, passed away April 10. He was the husband of Eleanore A. Bunting. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Scott Bunting, Paul Bunting, Kathleen Godwin, John Bunting and Tessa O'Connell; a sister, Joan Smigle; and grandchildren.

Avis Erlen Claypool, 71, of Hampstead, passed away April 16 at Carroll Hospital Center. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Claypool. Surviving are sons Dwaine Claypool and wife Dawn, of New Windsor, Wayne Claypool and wife Sally, of Abbotstown, and David Claypool and wife Sandra, of New Oxford; daughters Ruth Diehl and husband Bobby, of Littlestown, and Judith Mercer and husband Brian, of Hanover; brothers Eugene Cowger and Jerry Cowger, both of West Virginia; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Daryl Wayne Disbrow Sr., 48, of Westminster, passed away April 7 at home. He was the son of Cynthia McNeil Disbrow and the late Raymond Disbrow. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are son Daryl W. Disbrow Jr. and wife Sarah; a daughter, Kayla Nicole Disbrow; sisters Tina Boone and Cyndra Morey; grandchildren Camden and Sky Disbrow; a companion, Roxanne Puga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harry “Junior” Dowden, 66, of Westminster, passed away April 16. Surviving are sisters, Ruth Ann Dowden and Harriet W. Dowden, Elnoria M. Heilman and Dorothy D. Duvall and brother-in-law, Raymond “Butch” Duvall, all of Westminster; sister, Florence Hall of Latrobe, PA and brother and wife, Jim and Eileen Dowden of Latrobe, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Thelma M. Evans, 96, passed away  April 13 at Columbia Cottages, Hanover. Thelma was the wife of the late John Dale Evans. Surviving are her sister, Jean Kessler of Hanover; sister-in-law, Grace Pinter of New Oxford; and sister-in-law, Marian Auchey of Hanover.

Flora Ardell "Flo" Few, 80, of Taneytown, passed away April 11 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. Surviving are daughter Jamie Kreitz and fiance Eric Drolsum, of Taneytown; grandchildren Heather Lewelling, of Keymar, Ryan Kreitz, of Taneytown, Sara Eckard and husband Michael, of Union Bridge, and Kaitlyn Erb and husband Robert, of Ft. Hood, Texas; and great-grandchildren Isaac and Jacob Jones, and John Erb.

Franklin N. Frederick, Sr., 83, Hanover, passed away April 8 at home. He was the husband of the late Jeraldine Frederick.

Mark A. Garlick, 54, Dillsburg, passed away April 11 in Tampa, Fla. He was the son of Glenn and Joan (Curtis) Garlick, of Mechanicsburg and the husband of Diane H. Grosenbach, of Dillsburg. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Adam Garlick, stationed overseas with the Air Force, his daughter, Alainna Winters, of Carlisle; step-sons, Brandon Barnes, of Carlisle, Barrett Baker, of Dillsburg, Brett Baker, of Dillsburg; grandchildren, Connor Stine, Galen Pahira; and brothers, Jeff Garlick, of York, and Andrew Garlick, in Kuwait.

H. Russell Gassman, 84, Finksburg,  MD, passed away April 15 at the York Hospital. He was predeceased by his first wife, Grace H. Werner and then married D. Regina Brown Gassman. Surviving in addition to his wife are nieces and nephews, Marilyn M. Gassman Booth and Andrew W. Booth of Salisbury, Md., Loyal Earl Gassman and Connie High Wright Gassman of Colorado Springs, Colo., LaRue Alice Gassman Lennon and Robert Lennon of Westminster, Md., Robert Theodore Gassman of Dundalk, Md., Lida Mary Ellen Gassman Barnes of Westminster, Md., Shirley Ann Gassman Leatherman and Robert Glenn Leatherman of Westminster, Md., and Betty Ford and Ty Ford of Towson, Md.; a cousin, William Gassman of Sewickley, Pa.

Joann Gill, 65, of Westminster, passed away April 11 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. She was the wife of the late Joseph Gill. Surviving are sister Jeannie and husband Bernie Brown, of Owings Mills; nephew Robert Brown and wife Dawn, of Manchester; great-niece and great-nephew Garrett and Lily Brown; and aunt and uncle Bill and Golia Davis, of Glen Burnie.

George L. Graves, 90, of Upperco, passed away April 11 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Ruth E. Graves. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Arnise E. and husband Michael Journey, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; sisters Doris Bowles, of Blacksburg, Va., Evelyn Holewa, Robertine Kostric and Nelva Kostric, all of Dublin, Va.; and grandsons Michael Journey, of Westminster, and Alex Journey, of Harpers Ferry.

Clarence Robert Grimes Jr., 59, of Sykesville, passed away April 11 in Woodbine. He was the son of Gloria Dawn Marriner Grimes, of Selbyville, Del., and the late Clarence Robert Grimes Sr. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are daughters and sons-in-law Jamie Mae and William A. Thomas, of Hanover, Pa., and Amber Dawn and Jonathan B. Mulieri, of Broadlands, Va.; brother and sister-in-law Frank E. and Brenda Grimes, of Woodbine; sister and brother-in-law Cindy and Jay Harmon, of Westminster; and grandchildren Tori Mae Thomas, Autumn Rose Thomas, Aleigha Mackenzie Mulieri, Jayden Micah Mulieri and Ava Liliana Mulieri.

Herman E. Grimsley, 72, passed away April 14, at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Joan L. (Snyder) Grimsley of Hanover. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Veronica Groft and husband Cory, of Littlestown and Sabina Hege of Lewisville, N.C.; grandchildren, Shanna Groft, Jessica Young, Tanya Smith, Amir Sadri and Zackary Hege; great-grandchildren, Alexander Groft, Shyenne Young, Nathaniel Wagaman, Lillian Smith and Donovan Smith; brothers, Raymond Grimsley of Sykesville and Jimmy Grimsley of Gettysburg; sisters, Nolah Bowers and Velma Moore, both of Westminster, and Ruth Ann Bartholow of Gamber.

David Calvin Gunter, 42, of Gettysburg, passed away April 11 at home. He was the husband of Monica M. (Shirley) Gunter and the son of Betty Ann (Power) Giguere and her husband Andre of Westminster, MD and Richard Kenneth Gunter and his wife Cindi of Northumberland, PA. Also surviving are brothers, Joseph Gunter of Highspire, PA and Jeffrey Gunter of Westminster, MD; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mary Alice Hare, 78, of Millers, passed away April 11 at home. She was the wife of Gene O. Hare. Surviving are daughters Sherry Rill and husband Allen, of Westminster, and Carol Sheffler and husband David, of Manchester; grandchildren Allison and Cassidy Rill, and Nicholas and Natalie Sheffler; siblings Roy Harper, of Millers, Richard Harper, of the Eastern Shore, Betty Moyer, of South Carolina, and Birtie Martin, of Hampstead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Glenn L. Harner, 90, Gettysburg, passed away April 15 at Manor Care Home in Camp Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine V. Harner. Mr. Harner is survived by children, Nancy J. Harner and her husband, Alfred Phipps of Hummelstown, Pa., Robert H. Harner and his wife, Maryellen of Camp Hill, Cathy A. Harner of Gettysburg; three step-children, Richard Felix and his wife, Patricia of Biglerville, Michael Felix and his wife Jody of Gettysburg, Robert Felix and his wife Vickie of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Joseph Harner of Mechanicsburg, Elizabeth Harner of Mechanicsburg, Katherine Harner of Baltimore, Md.; step-grandchildren, and step-great grandchildren.

Jamel Antwain Henry, Jr., "J. J.", 5, of Hanover, passed away April 12 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the son of Jamel Antwain Henry, Sr. and Jaime Hanson and her companion Kris Brady. Surviving in addition to his parents are brothers, Jerry Derita, Jr. and Terrell Jackson; sisters, Daisah Derita, Jasmine Sayre, Julia Sayre, Diamon Valentine; paternal grandmother, Carol Henry; paternal grandfather, John Haigler; maternal grandparents, William and Mary Cole, and Charles and Sherrie Hanson; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kenneth B. Hershey, 93, passed away April 12 at Columbia Cottage. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Bair Hershey. Survivors include his second wife, Rosie Garvick Hershey; daughters, Kerry M. Corley of Arlington, Va. and Connie S. Lawrence and her husband, Ronald, of Hanover; grandchildren, Erica Corley of Alexandria, Va., Jamie Kuchar of Philadelphia, and Kelly Hobbs of Felton; great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Clark of Hanover; step-children; and several step-grandchildren.

John Christopher Kehoe, 53, of Westminster, passed away April 10 at home. He was the son of Lillian Haines Kehoe and the late Thomas Albert Kehoe. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are children Keysha J. Kehoe, of Westminster, Jacob M. Kehoe, of Westminster, Jessica L. Kehoe, of Monkton, and Joshua A. Kehoe, of Baltimore; siblings T. Michael Kehoe, of Wisconsin, Mary P. Schneider and husband Jack, of Clear Spring, Pa., and Jennifer Kehoe Smith and companion Casey Solan, of Hampstead; friend Mary Anne Wilson, of Dundalk; and grandchildren, nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The Rev. Philip J. Kemper, 91, of York, passed away April 14 in York. He was the husband of Lucille E. Burdick Kemper. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Ruth K. Michael and husband Gene, of Pueblo, Colo., Mary K. Gearhart and husband Henry, of Blakeslee, Pa., Ann L. Kemper, of York, and Catherine K. Fronck, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; sisters Theo F. Evans, of Windsor, Pa., and Margaret K. Sheffer, of York; a brother, Paul J. Kemper, of Glen Rock; granddaughters; step-grandson; and great-granddaughters.

Evelyn M. Knox, 94, of Gettysburg, passed away April 12 at her home. She was the widow of Wilbur N. Knox Sr. Surviving are her daughter, Wilhelmina "Winnie" A. McMaster and husband Michael, of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Michael McMaster Jr., Littlestown, Kristin McMaster Koontz, Gettysburg, Cynthia McMaster Snoke, Littlestown, Eric Knox, Gettysburg, and Brian Knox, Media; great-grandchildren, andgreat-great grandchildren; sister, Susanne LeVan Bailey, and nieces, all of California, and a daughter-in-law, Anne "Peggy" Jordan Knox, Media.

Estelle May Gouker Kolk, 85, passed away April 10 at Golden Living Assisted Living in Westminster. She was the wife of the late Vernon F. Kolk. Surviving are children Victor E. Sr. and Lewis Kolk; siblings Nancy Staton and Betty Sheeler; grandchildren Korina Thiabault, Shayne Francis, Kimberley Phelps, and Michael, Jaime, Victor E. Jr., Aron and James Kolk; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Marie Esther Kuhn, 82, Bonneauville, passed away April 14 at her home. Marie is survived by her daughter, Mary Esther Kuhn and her companion George R. Flook, Jr., and many nieces and nephews.

Cesar Leopoldo Landaeta, 64, passed away on April 16 at his home. He was the husband of Roberta A. (Robinson) Landaeta. In addition to his wife Roberta, Cesar is survived by sons, Leonardo Landaeta and his son Connor of East Berlin, and Lyndon Landaeta and his wife Jennifer and their daughter Gabrielle and son Addison, all of East Berlin; stepmother Norma Pereira of Santiago, Chile; brothers, Roderigo Landaeta and his wife Veronica and Gonzalo Landaeta and his wife Adriana; a sister, Ximena Landaeta who was visiting her brother at the time of his death from Santiago, Chile; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins, all from Santiago, Chile.

Thelma Joan Leppo, 74, passed away April 14 at the Hanover Hall Nursing Home. Surviving her are a daughter, Jennifer Leppo of Hanover; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Don King of Westminster, Md.; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bosley of Rockville, Md.; grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Frances A. Long, 91, passed away April 14 at Martin's Care Home in Kingsdale. She was the widow of Stewart N. "Lukie" Long. Surviving are daughters, Joan F. Miller and husband, Robert of Hanover; Diane M. Badolato and husband, Daniel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; sons, James S. Long and wife, Marianne, and Gary R. Long, all of Littlestown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rita C. Riley of Hanover.

V. Keith Martin, 59, of Upperco, passed away April 9 at home. He was the husband of Marcia L. Zeiders Martin. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters Jocelyn Carnes and husband Robert Alan Carnes Sr., of Sparks, and Kelci Martin and friend Joshua Munson, of Nottingham; and a grandson, Austin Carnes, of Sparks.

Margaret Mary McIsaac, 94, of Hampstead, passed away April 14. She was the wife of the late Daniel J. McIsaac. Surviving are daughters Kathleen McIsaac, of Wayland, Mass., Margaret Cashin, of Glendale, Ariz., Rosemary Reginaldi, of Hampstead, and Clare McIsaac, of Upperco; sons Paul McIsaac, of Millville, N.J., and Daniel McIsaac, of Hampstead; brothers J. Joseph O'Connell, of Marshfield, Mass., and William O'Connell, of Dorchester, Mass.; grandsons James Cashin Jr., Paul McIsaac, Ryan McIsaac, Anthony Reginaldi, Alexander Reginaldi and Joseph Reginaldi; granddaughters Meredith Moore, Allison Clerval, Alyssa McIsaac, Christina Reginaldi and Julianna Rew; great-grandsons Timothy Moore and Conor Baumgartner; and great-granddaughters Emily Moore, Zurianna Holbert, Mia Clerval and Lily Clerval.

Albert J. McMaster, 76, Bonneauville, passed away April 16 at the York Hospital. Albert was the husband of Joyce Elaine (Brumgard) McMaster and the late June F. (Sanders) McMaster. In addition to his wife Joyce, Albert is survived by his children, Anne C. Emlet and husband Charles of York Springs, Christine M. Barth and husband Mike of York Springs, and Tina L. Haymaker and husband Jim of New Oxford; his stepchildren, Laura Ann Shafer of Davis, Calif., Scott J. Bankert of New York, N.Y., and Melissa J. Hansford of Bonneauville; his grandchildren, Jessica, Nathan and Alex Emlet, Brittany, Brianne and Brock Pate, Dalton and Evan Haymaker, Dale and James Shafer, Alex and Erin Nell and Belen and Sol Bankert; a great-grandchild, Zoe Nelson; brothers, Donald McMaster, Robert McMaster, Larry McMaster and Sam McMaster; and sisters, Bernadette Sterner and Betty Kachel.

Dorothy Elizabeth Murphy, 87, of Manchester, passed away April 15 at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. Twice married, she was the wife of the late Bertram Paige Powell II, and the late Kenneth A. Murphy Sr. Surviving are daughters Terri Lynn Murphy and Tammy Marie Gloss, both of Manchester; a daughter-in-law, Aletha Powell, of Florida; grandchildren Jaime Knisely, Justin Gloss, Sarah Gloss, Kim Jacobs Ferguson, Kelly Powell Warfel and Stan Jacobs; and great-grandchildren Zachary Warfel, Derek Jacobs, Morgan Jacobs George, Sierra Knisely, Malaya Knisely Locklear, Holly Knisely Locklear, Arianna Knisely and Isabella Gloss Short.

Elaine S. Murren, 67, passed away April 13 at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. She was the daughter of Amy M. (Moore) Sherdel of McSherrystown and the late William J. Sherdel. Surviving in addition to her husband Lefty, are children, Daniel Murren, Margaret "Peg" Ryan and her husband Steve, Michelle Cole and her husband Ryan and Steven Murren and his wife Denise; grandchildren, Alexander Ryan, Amanda Murren, Olivia Bunch, Ethan Ryan, Emily Ryan, Ava Bunch, Maya Bunch and Abigail Murren; step-grandchildren, Billy Myers, Justine Krebs and Aubrey Cole; siblings, Patricia Sherdel, Rev. Lawrence "Larry" Sherdel, Robert "Bob" Sherdel and his wife Brenda, John Sherdel and his wife Mary, Judy Eltz and her husband Tom and Teresa Sherdel.

Helene Novotny, 92, of Westminster, passed away April 13 at Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Frank Joseph Novotny Sr. Surviving are son Frank J. Novotny Jr. and wife Deborah, of Westminster; daughter Anne Crouch and husband Roger, of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren Kristin DeVincent and husband Edward, Timothy Novotny and wife Stacy, and Kimberly Collins and husband Chris; great-grandchildren Jordan and Hannah DeVincent, and Braedyn Novotny; and a brother, John Roh, of Virginia.

William Mack Robison, 46, of Sykesville, passed away April 8 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the son of Nancy Miller Robison, of Newport News, Va., and the late William Lee Robison. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are sons William Nicholas Robison and Marc Edward Robison, both of Sykesville; and sisters and brothers-in-law Aura and Norman Sheffield, of Columbia, and Heather and Nathan Magilow, of Newport News, Va.

Irene D. Roth, 94, Hanover, passed away April 10 at Barley Autumn House East in York. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Roth. Survivors include sons, William R. Roth and his wife, Debra of Salisbury, Md., and Alan D. Roth and his wife, Mary Ann of York; grandchildren, Emily Roth of Richmond, Va., Katherine Roth of Crofton, Md., William Roth of San Diego, Calif., and Elizabeth Roth of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.

Alfred T. Sekscienski, Sr., 84, of Hanover, passed away April 17 at his home. He was the husband of Alda E. (Fisher) Sekscienski.

Tommy F. Sipling, 57, New Oxford, passed away April 14 at home. He was a son of Delores Elizabeth (Groft) Sipling of New Oxford and the late Robert George Sipling. In addition to his mother, surviving is a brother, Bradley P. Sipling.

Edith V. Smith, 90, passed away April 10 at Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Center, Hanover. Edith was the wife of the late Dennis G. Smith. Surviving are daughters, Teresa M. Small and her husband, Louis of Littlestown, Caroline D. Grimm of Hanover, and Joanne M. Smith of Bonneauville; grandchildren, Louis J. Small, III, Anna N. Small, Christopher D. Small, Charles M. Grimm, Barbara J. Martin, and Patricia A. Phillips; great-grandchildren, Madison, Noah, Michael, Matthew, Katie, Erica, and Jennifer; great-great-grandson, Stephen; and brother, Harold E. Sterner of Elkridge, Md.

Sonny Speelman, 82, New Oxford, passed away April 13 at his home. He was the husband of Betty (Bretzman) Speelman of New Oxford. In addition to his wife, Sonny is survived by his son, Douglas E. Speelman of New Oxford; and sisters, Catherine Slaybaugh of Gettysburg, Mabel Reed of Gettysburg, Helen Reynolds of Georgia, June Schultz of Hanover, Barbara Spicer of Gettysburg, Nadine Carbaugh, of McConnellsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Jack Ross Stephens, 75, of Westminster, passed away April 11 at Carroll Hospital Center.  He was the husband of Barbara Ann Hust Stephens. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Timothy Stephens, of Westminster; siblings Celeste Oliver, Wilma Gamble, Joann Jones, Carl Stephens and Tom Stephens, all of North Carolina; grandchildren Nicolas Stephens, Ashley Stephens and Spencer Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Clair W. Sterner, 97, passed away April 15 at Columbia Cottage, Hanover. Clair was the husband of the late Beatrice R. (Jones) Sterner. Surviving are children, William C. Sterner and wife, Linda of Hanover, Susan A. Platt and husband, Norman of Hanover, and Stanley D. Sterner and companion, Mary Ann Snyder of Bethlehem; grandchildren, William Sterner, Jr. and wife, Diana of Dover, CDR Cindy Rhodes U.S. Navy, serving in Afghanistan, Kimberly Bohn and husband, Matthew of Edgewater, Md., Amy Poalucci and husband, Damian of Hanover, Jeffrey Platt of San Diego, Calif., Nicholas Platt of State College, Melissa Falcone and husband, Neal of Nazareth, Amanda Hinkel and husband, Ryan of Nazareth, and Matthew Sterner and wife, Janine of Oakhurst, N.J.; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Sterner, John Sterner, Erin Sterner, Austin Rhodes, Olivia Rhodes, Preston Rhodes, Byron Rhodes, Calvin Rhodes, Dylan Poalucci, Camryn Poalucci, Andrew Falcone, Madison Falcone, and Teagan Hinkel.

Richard S. Thomas, 69, of Biglerville, passed away April 10 at the Gettysburg Hospital. Dick is survived by his companion, Carolyn Lawrence, of Biglerville; his sister, Earline Smith, of McSherrystown; his brother Patrick Thomas, of Gettysburg and a number of nieces and nephews.

Wayne Granville Vaughn Sr., 70, of Finksburg, passed away April 12 at home. He was the husband of the late Kay L. Vaughn. Surviving are children and spouses Wayne G. Vaughn II and Diana Wallace, of Hampstead, Ladonna Vaughn-Crowl and Jerry Crowl, of Westminster, Douglas and Ma Victoria Vaughn, of Finksburg, and Malinda K. Rothenberger, of Finksburg; a sister, Lenora Brown-Steinfeldt, of Sykesville; stepbrother Charles Linton and wife Jilda, of Silver Spring; companion Teresa Fringer, of Finksburg; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Robert C. Westerfield, 71, of Manchester, passed away April 13 at home. He was the husband of Mary L. Miller Westerfield. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter and son-in-law Rosemary and Robert Wills, of Manchester; granddaughter Krystal Rose Kurtz and wife Jennifer Kurtz; brother-in-law Richard Miller and friend Mary Madic; and close friends Clarence Mielke and wife Betty Mielke, and family, Bob Bloom and Ray Thompson.

Dawn R. White, 46, of Taneytown, passed away March 23 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the wife of Wendell White. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters Denise Kozak-Tucker and Kayla White; sons Daniel Kozak, Korey and Kruz White; grandchildren; sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Harold F. Wolfing, 96, of Westminster, passed away March 23 at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. He was the husband of the late Mabel Wolfing. Surviving are children Harold Wolfing Jr. and wife Jenny, Robert Wolfing and wife Janet, and Lynda Myers; son-in-law Kenneth Bassmann and daughter-in-law Maria Wolfing; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Roy C. Woodruff, 57, of Dallas, Ga., formerly of Randallstown, passed away April 8 at home. He was the husband of Martha Sue Woodruff. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are siblings Donald L. Woodruff and Mary Lou Jestes, both of Manchester, Cathy L. Walter, of New Windsor, William Joseph Woodruff Jr., of Butler, Pa., and twin Frank A. Woodruff, of Finksburg.