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Obituaries

Alma Grace Bair, 98, of Taneytown, passed away September 14 at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. She was the wife of the late Elvin C. Bair. Surviving are son, David (Gina) Bair of Taneytown; daughters, Bonita Becker of Melbourne, FL, and Carol (Ralph) Hoffman of Gardners; brother, John W. Reever of New Midway; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Steven Lee Bankert, 60, of Abbottstown, passed away September 9 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was the son of Janet M. (Wagaman) Bankert. Steven was the husband of Cynthia A. (Trish) Bankert. Also surviving are sons, Todd M. Bankert and Michael D. Bankert, both of Abbottstown; grandchild, Kylie; and sister, Beverly A. Keffer of New Oxford.

Sarah V. Barnes, 97, of Westminster, passed away September 10 at Carroll Lutheran Village. She was preceded in death by husbands, John Roger Barnes and Howard C. Bidinger. Surviving are children, R. Wayne (Bonnie Q.) Barnes of Westminster and Beverly E. (Ron) Vermillion of South Carolina; sister, Catherine Fitze of Manchester; grandchildren, Brian, J. Michael, Jeffrey, Taylor; and great-grandchildren.

Frances I. Birks, 92, of New Oxford, passed away September 7 at Transitions Healthcare, Gettysburg. She was the wife of the late Thomas B. Birks, Sr. Frances is survived by children, Thomas B. (Anita) Birks, Jr. of Fayetteville, Lynne Riche of New Oxford, and Diana Portner of McSherrystown; sisters, Helen Johnson, Thurmont, MD, and Nancy Ray, Hagerstown, MD; brother, Wayne Lescalleet, Rocky Ridge, MD;  grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great- grandchildren.

Michael R. Black, 77, of Hanover, passed away September 9 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Laura Regina (Rill) Black. Mike is also survived by daughter, Michelle Black of Lemont, PA; stepdaughter, Lori Harrison of New Carlisle, IN; and stepson, Ken (Joanne) Miller of Finksburg, MD.

Mary Catherine Bixler Bolin, 98, of Hanover, passed away September 12 at The Spiritrust Lutheran Retirement Village at Utz Terrace. Survivors include son, Francis L. (Charlotte) Bolin of Hanover; grandchildren, Troy and Stacy; and great-grandchildren.

W. Leroy Bollinger, 73, of Westminster, passed away September 10 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Teresa E. Bollinger. Also surviving are children, Kimberly Ann (Dave) Taylor of Westminster, David Leroy and Melissa Bollinger of Westminster; brother, Amidee (Pam) Bollinger, Jr. of Frederick; grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, David Jr., Alicia and David IV; great-grandchildren; uncle, Kenneth (Doris) Sharrer; nephew and great-nephews.

Joseph Francis “Joe” Burns, Jr., 58, of Westminster, passed away September 13 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the partner of Cheryl Purtee Vural of Westminster. Also surviving are Cheryl’s children, Aylin Vural and Evin Vural; siblings, Michael (Johanna) Burns, Thomas Burns, Diane Burns and Patrick (Carol) Burns; nieces and nephews.

Allen Ralph “Chappie” Craft, Jr., 73, of Manchester,  passed away September 14 at his home. He was the husband of Brenda Armacost Craft. Also surviving are sons, Shawn (Kim) Craft, William (Andrea) Craft, and Clay Craft; and grandchildren, Aaron, Sarah, William, Jason, and Timothy.

Jacqueline Langinier Derasse, 96, of Hanover, passed away September 9 at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife to the late Jacques Theophile Derasse. Surviving are son, Francois (Leta) Derasse of Westminster; daughter-in-law, Judith Derasse Wellstead of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Michelle and Eric; stepgrandchildren, Adam and Steven; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Ryan, Seamus and Finnegan; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Natalie, Alexander, and Madison.

Michele “Butch” DeVita, 62, of East Berlin, passed away September 7 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Anna C. (Rende) DeVita. Butch is also survived by son, Rocco L. (Alesha) DeVita of East Berlin; daughters, Luisa C. (John) Poole of Dover, Anna F. DeVita of East Berlin, and Monica M. Reese (Thomas Getsinger, Jr.) of Harrisburg; brother, Lorenzo DeVita of East Berlin; sisters, Luisa Mammone of New Oxford and Maria Arce of Harrisburg; grandsons, Luis, Rocco and Trey; and granddaughters, Alexandra, Isabella, Madison, Gianna and Rozella.

Bruce Hull Dutterer, 65, of Littlestown, passed away September 7 at his home. He was the son of Frances (Stonesifer) Dutterer of New Oxford. Bruce was the husband of Sheryl (Armacost) Dutterer. Also surviving are daughter, Rachel Dutterer, and son, Evan Dutterer, both of Littlestown; brother, Travis (Karen) Dutterer of Gettysburg; and niece, Pam (Matt) Medwid of Owings, MD.

Pearl Beatrice Fulton, 95, of Carroll Lutheran Village, passed away September 7. She was the widow of Wilbur Fulton. Survivors include daughter, Mary Fulton of Albuquerque, NM; son, Paul Fulton (Lisa Breslin) of Westminster; grandchildren, Ryan (Gustavo), Colleen (Gil) and Killian (Andrea); and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Ella and Penny.

George S. Gargus, 88, of Gettysburg, passed away September 12 at Gettysburg Center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Pat” Evans Gargus; children, Steve (Valerie) Gargus of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Linda (Rob) Calehuff and Karen (Joe) Turgyan, both of Hamilton, NJ, Barbara (Chris) Healy of Honey Brook, PA, Anthony Coniglio of Gettysburg, and Peter Coniglio of Morrisville, PA; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, John Gargus of Rickeyville, PA.

Jewell O. Good, 95, of New Oxford, passed away September 9 at Cross Keys Village–The Brethren Home Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy D. Good. Survivors include daughter, Janet Ann (David) Addis of Arlington, TX; grandson, Thomas (Lee Ann); and  great-granddaughter, Kathryn Rose.

Ruth Connette Gray, 72, of Westminster, passed away September 6 at her home. She was the wife of Lloyd R. Helt, Jr. Also surviving are daughter, Martha Elizabeth Helt of Westminster; and brother, Richard P. Connette, Jr. of New York City.

Barry L. Guise, 71, of Gardners, passed away September 7 in Ft. Myers, FL. He was  the son of Janet E. (Asper) Guise of York Springs and the late Gilbert Guise. Barry is also survived by his wife, Patricia M. (Wallace) Guise; son, Barry R. Guise of Gardners; and granddaughter. Erika.

Sarah Helen Hartman, 90, of Gettysburg, passed away September 12 at Transitions Healthcare, Gettysburg. She is survived by nieces and nephews; great-nephews; great-great-niece; and great-great-nephew.

David W. Hawk, 56, of Littlestown, passed away September 9 at York Hospital. He was the son of the Arlene F. (Toms) Hawk Helm of Littlestown. Also surviving are son, John D. Hawk of Littlestown; brothers, William N. (Sandy) Hawk, Jr. of Taneytown, Terry L. Hawk of Gettysburg, James (Debbie) Helm, Jr. of Thomasville, Jon (Shelly) Helm of Gettysburg; and sisters, Deborah A. Hawk of Hanover and Jill Trostle of Littlestown.

Nettie Lee Keith, 90, of Westminster, passed away September 7 at her home. She is survived by daughter, Sharon (Mickey) Post of Alexandria, VA; son, Melvin R. (Linda) Keith, Jr. of Westminster; son-in-law, Dave Smith; grandchildren, Michelle, Tracie, Carey, Michael and Shayna; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin R. Keith, Sr.

Giuseppe “Pino” Ledda, 72, of Manchester, passed away September 7 at his home. He was the husband of Lori (Billet) (Reese) Ledda. Giuseppe is also survived by son, Joseph Ledda of Ownings Mills, MD; daughter, Elizabeth (Matthew) Pinson of Gilroy, CA; and grandchildren, Sebastian, Gabriel, Trevor and Adaelia.

Lena I. LeGore, 66, of New Oxford, passed away September 13 at Hanover Hospital. She is survived by sons, Matthew A. (Donna) Muller of Abbottstown, and Dustin A. (Angela) Muller of York Springs; grandchildren, Conrad, Hannah, and Caleb; sisters, Linda A. Hughes of Whitehall, Lucille M. Yingling of Gettysburg, Louella M. Geiman of Arkansas, and Laura K. Porter of New Oxford; nieces and nephews.

Judith (Lanyon) Lewis, 69, of Gettysburg, passed away September 5 at Gettysburg Hospital. She is survived by children, Brian Lewis of San Francisco, CA, and Ann Lewis of Shenandoah Valley, VA; and grandson, Owen.

Robert H. R. Little, 78, of Gettysburg, passed away September 13 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Linda A. (Weikert) Little. Also surviving are son, Todd E. Little of Hanover; brothers, Paul D. Little, Jr. and William C. Little, both of Gettysburg, Howard M. Bacon of Portland, OR; half-brother, Dwight D. Little of Littlestown; sister, E. Betty J. Snyder of Hanover; and half-sister, Doris Bedzyi of Quincy, MI.

Zachary Amos Mann, 19, of Hampstead, passed away September 6 in Lancaster, PA. He was the son of Kirk Zachary Mann and Debbie (Martin) Mann. Zachary is also survived by brother, Connor R. Mann; grandfather, M. Amos Martin; grandmother, Katherine E. Mann; aunts and uncles, Roland H. (Joy) Mann, Jr., George H. (Diane) Mann, K. LuAnn (Wayne) Hively, Eric C.  (Tanja) Mann, Larry C. (Sedonia) Martin, Douglas E. (Terry) Martin; and cousins.

Mae Sharon Marcell, 76, of Glenville, passed away September 9 at home. She was the wife of the late Louis G. Marcell. Mae is survived by sons, Michael K. (Joyce) Marcell of Hanover, and Anthony B. Marcell (Linda Osborne) of Parkton, MD; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Stewart and Jerry Stewart; and sister, Dorothy Stewart.

Sylvia A. (Myers) Mumper, of Dover, passed away September 10 at her residence. She was the wife of Ronald K. Mumper. Sylvia is also survived by daughters, Johnna M. (Douglas) Ferry and Rebecca A. (Angel) Feliciano, both of Dover; son, John L. (Jaime) Moore IV of Haymarket, VA; stepdaughter, Kristine A. (Joseph) Stremmel of Leader Heights; stepson, Jeffrey K. (Peg) Mumper of York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother; sisters; nieces and nephews.

Nancy Cecilia “Nan” Otte, 86, of Taneytown, passed away September 7 at her home. She was the wife of the late Arnie Otte. Surviving are sisters, Suzanne (Kenneth) McNabb of Scotland, and Elizabeth Cain of Taneytown; niece, Leith Harvey of Taneytown and her children, Sonny and Arlo (Blair); nephew, Geoffrey (Cindy) Clingman of Leesburg, VA, and children, Nathan, Chase and Courtney (Clarke) Seniff, and their children, Ella and Jack.

Dennis Edward Petry, 81, of Hampstead, passed away September 8 at his home. Surviving are brother, Mahlen D. (Brenda) Petry of York Springs; and nieces Tara (Peter) Fields, Tanya (Scott) Lamo.

Sharon Louise Peppers (Markle-Utz) passed away in her home in Westminster September 10. She is survived by son, Joseph Utz of Fairborn, OH; daughter, Jamie (Michael) Fox of Westminster; grandsons, Zachery and Alec; brothers, Brian (Annie) Markle and Donald (Peach) Markle, both of Taneytown, Steve Wivell of Thurmont, Kenny (Sheree) Crouse of Littlestown; and sisters, Constance (Steve) Boudreau of Cross Junction, VA, Cathy Pappas of Gettysburg, Carolyn Wivell of Libertytown, Sandy (Joe) Paparo of New Oxford, Renee Bowers of East Berlin, and Bonnie (Roger) Stair of Taneytown.

Robert W. Plunkert, 87, formerly of Abbottstown, passed away September 8 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. He was the husband of the late June Fay (Stough) Plunkert. Survivors include children, Marlin Plunkert of Loch Raven, MD, Terri Trump of New Oxford; grandson, Steven; stepdaughters, Janet (Milson) Arendt, York, and Jean Snyder, Mt. Wolf; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; stepgreat-great-grandson; and siblings, Melvin Plunkert, Hanover, John Plunkert, Jefferson, Kenneth (Linda) Plunkert, Calvin (Connie) Plunkert, and Ruth Parsons, all of Hanover, Janet (David) Deyhoff, Cumberland, MD, Linda (Dennis) Rebert and Edith (Ronald) Mummert, both of Hanover.

Carolyn Brightful Rogers, 79, passed away September 8 at Carroll Hospital Center. She is survived by children, Charles Brightful, Melody Brightful (Andre), Reather Miles and daughter Vera (Larry) Rogers; son-in-law, Douglas Millberry and sister-in-law Reather Rogers Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brothers, Robert Brightful, Stanley Brightful and Francis Brightful; grandchildren, Michelyn, Charles Jr., Derick, Shawn, Natasha (Brandon), Chad, Shayla, Shaniqua, Marie, Bryant, Ridge, Kiara, Ryan and Ronald III; great-grandchildren; and extended family.

Gary Lee Shipley, 64, of Gettysburg, passed away September 11 at his home. He was the son of Floyd K. Shipley, Sr. and Janice (Hiner) Shipley of Westminster. Also surviving are daughters, Angela L. (Richard) Eckhardt of Hanover, and Kayla E. Shipley of Gettysburg; grandchildren; companion, Marion Herkel; and siblings, Karen Jenkins of Westminster, Connie Taylor of Hebron, MD, Pam Poole of Middletown, MD, and Floyd K. Shipley, Jr. of Hampton, PA.

Eugene “Gene” Sines, 75, of Westminster, passed away September 11 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of Judy Lorraine Sines. Gene is also survived by sons, Steven Eugene (Leslie) Sines of Clare, MI, Theodore Francis (Marsha) Sines of Dunnellon, FL; stepdaughter Lisa (Michael) Beaumont of Westminster; grandchildren, Alexis, Ashley (Blaise), Michael (Erica); great-granddaughters, Summer and Autumn; sister, Olive DeVage and Jerry Dell of Westminster; nieces & nephews.

Agnes L. (Stambaugh) Spangler, 88, of Hanover, passed away August 30 at Hanover Hall in Hanover. She was the wife of Robert Spangler. Agnes is survived by daughter, Sharon Spangler of York; brothers, Nevin and Mahlon Stambaugh; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Margarethe Josefa Staub, 71, passed away September 12 at her home. She was the wife of Eugene Clair Staub. Also surviving are sons, Mitchel Staub and Gregory (Janice) Staub, both of Hanover; grandchildren, Briann, Kelsey, Amanda, Aaron and Andreana; sister, Susan Bechtel of Hanover; nephew, Will Bechtel; and niece, Deb Bechtel and her son, Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Grace F. Sterner, 95, of Hanover, passed away September 11 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. She was the widow of Clyde L. Sterner. Surviving are nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Henry “Hank” Walter Sturgeon, Jr., 70, of Westminster, passed away September 13 at his home. He was the husband of Deborah Sturgeon. Also surviving are children, Annie Sturgeon of Westminster and Matthew (Melissa) Sturgeon of Gettysburg; siblings, Pat Thompson of Berlin, Mike Sturgeon of Anne Arundel Co., and Elizabeth Sturba of Mt. Airy; and grandchildren, Ethan, Wyatt, Hennacey and Addison.

Yvonne A. Swartzbaugh, 81, of McSherrystown, passed away September 9 at Conestoga View Nursing Center in Lancaster. She was the wife of the late Clair E. Swartzbaugh. Surviving are children, Rick (Bonnie) Swartzbaugh of Columbia and Vicki (Bruce) Davis of Avon Park, FL; grandchildren, Andy, Scott, Mike, Melissa, Bruce II and Kim; great-grandchildren, Quinn, Brody, Avery, Cooper, Sammy, Paige, Madeline, William, Lucas, Leo, Persephone and Isabelle; and siblings, Marge Smith, Sarah Arigo, Terry Williams, Jerry Hockensmith and Dan Hockensmith.

Paul Eugene Troyer, Jr., 73, of Hanover, passed away September 6 at home. He was the husband of Carol A. (Wagaman) Troyer. Paul is also survived by children, Amy (Denny) Roof of Paducah, KY, David K. Troyer of Hanover, Mark K. Troyer, Julie P. Troyer and Jason C. (Melanie) Imler, all of Hanover, Joshua T. (Kike) Imler of Pleasant Hill, CA, and Molly E. Imler of Hanover; grandchildren, Shane, Conner (Hailey), Morgan, Jocelyn, Scarlett and Anthony; and  brother, Terry Troyer of Green Valley, AZ.

Charles Allan Warfield, 73, of Westminster, passed away September 7 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Marilu Hoover Warfield; daughter, Laura Lynn Warfield (Jeff Skuhr) of Reisterstown; son, Charles A. (Shelley) Warfield II of York; brother, James R. Warfield III of Westminster; sister, Ellen M. Hartle of Westminster; grandchildren, Richard, Taylor, Charles III, Curtis; nieces and nephews.

Goldie M. Weaver, 86, passed away September 6 at the York Hospital. She was the wife of the late William D. “Squeak” Weaver, Sr. Goldie is survived by sons, Kenneth Weaver of New Oxford, Barry (Marcia) Weaver and William Weaver Jr., both of East Berlin, Jeffrey (Kathy) Weaver of Hanover, Joe (Carol) Weaver of York Springs, Robert Weaver and Scott (Carol) Weaver, both of East Berlin; daughters, Deb Sauble of Buchanan, TN, Sandy (James) Fitzgerald of York, and Kathy (Shawn) Forsythe of East Berlin; sister, Lucille (Kenneth) Keyton of Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and stepgrandchildren.

Nancy Polishan Weyforth, 73, of Westminster, passed away September 12 at her home. She was the wife of Gerald Herman Weyforth. Also surviving are children, Dawn Yelton of Florida, Robin Milligan of Silver Run, MD, and Wendy Schenking of Austin, TX; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Polishan of Florida.