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Obituaries

Margaret Virginia Allick, 92, of Taneytown, passed away May 18 at her home. She was the wife of the late Henry Joseph Allick. Surviving are daughter, Janet L. (M. Charles) Abend of Pasadena, MD; sons, Neal (Elaine) Cantwell of Vero Beach, FL, Thomas Cantwell of Taneytown, and Kyle Cantwell of Hanover; sister, Zola Harner of Taneytown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

James “ Tweety” Patrick Baker, 36, of Woodbine, passed away May 10. He was the husband of Carla Marie Walsh-Baker, and the son of James Allen and Sharon Kay (Rines) Baker. Also surviving are children, Morgan Lee Baker, Erin Michelle Baker, James Patrick Baker, Jr., Leah Marie Baker; stepdaughters, Justine Marie Muller, Emilee Virginia Walsh and Sadie Lee Walsh; sisters, Laura A. Baker and Kelly E. Baker; nieces and nephew, Samantha Christopher, Tabitha King, Christopher King, Skielyn Baker and Jamie Baker.

Charles Gardner “Chuck” Chase, 94, a resident of Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, passed away May 3. He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean “BJ” Schoonmaker Chase. Charles is survived by children, James Chase (Barbara Collins) of Sykesville, Ellice Chase (Robert Young) of Katonah, NY, Anthony Chase (Javier Bustillos) of Buffalo, NY, and Barbara E. Chase (Craig Kunaschk) of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Ian, Matthew, Charles, Edward, Chase and Clare; nieces and nephews.

Dave Conroy, 65, of Hanover, passed away May 17 at his home. Survivors include his wife, Kate O’Leary Conroy; children, Rachel and Evan Conroy, both of Hanover; brothers, Thomas (Kimberly) Conroy of North Carolina and Raymond (Tina) Conroy II of Virginia; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Elizabeth “Libby” Wanda DeMaria, 71, of Hampstead, passed away May 14 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She was the wife of Victor Anthony DeMaria. Also surviving are daughters, Victoria Elizabeth Koontz of Westminster, Gina Marie DeMaria of Manchester, MD, and Christina Annette (Armando) Malvone of Hanover; grandchildren, Angelina, Paul Jr., Angelo, Marcello, Gianni; great-grandchildren.

Jeanette Walsh Edwards, 78, of Westminster, passed away May 17. She was the wife of Willie M. Edwards. Jeanette is also survived by daughter, Belinda M. (Kevin) Nagle; granddaughters, Lindsey (Arturo) and Rebecca; great-granddaughter, Gianna; sisters, Carol (Don) Osgood and Eileen (Tom) Scott; sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Walsh and Linda Edwards; brothers-in-law, Norman Burton and Dennis Uram; nieces and nephews.

A. Grayson Eller, 83, passed away May 13 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Velma D. (Brown) Eller. Grayson is also survived by children, Anita (John) Drummond of Hagerstown, MD, Tina (Kurt) Noll of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and Timothy (Liza) Eller of Springfield, VA; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Abby, Emily, Stephen and Lauren.

Judith (Judy) Elaine Eyler, 69, passed away May 15. Surviving are sister, Debbie White of Taneytown, daughter, Kristy (William) Erb of Union Bridge; grandsons, Billy and Derek; sister-in-law, Linda Bostian of Taneytown; nieces and nephews.

Sharon E. Griest, 69, of Westminster, passed away May 11 at the Carroll Hospital Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Alan John Griest. Surviving are daughters, Sally R. (Stephen) Judge and Phyllis S. Roberts, both of Westminster; grandchildren, Steven and Nathan; siblings, Dorothy Hughart of Los Angeles, Loretta Powers and Larry Powers, both of Baltimore; nieces and nephews.

G. Lawrence “Larry” Hartman, Jr., formerly of Littlestown, passed away at his Hanover home May 14. He was the husband of C. Ann (Luckenbaugh) Hartman. Larry is survived by children, Keith (Nancy) of York, Gail Hartman of Hanover, Brian (Susan) of Port Matilda and Carol (Michael) Nolt of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Ben, Becky (Timothy), Andrew (Lauren), Katherine (Jason), Eric, Sarah, Olivia, Adrienne; great-grandson, Wyatt; siblings, Joseph, Mary Ann Hartman and Joan Wisecup, all of Gettysburg, and John (Beulah) of Port Matilda, VA; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard “Dick” Earl Hawn, 88, of Westminster, passed away May 15 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was the husband of the late Myra Loray Garland Hawn. Richard is survived by children, George Richard Cole of Ocala FL, and Jennifer Loray Hawn of Westminster; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

Mary Catherine Higgs, 70, of Biglerville, passed away May 13 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Stanley G. Higgs; daughters, Karen J. Lansberry of East Berlin, Mary C. Collazo of Clifton Park, NY, and Sandra Lynn Gladfelter of Bonneauville; sons, William J. Higgs of Gettysburg, Stanley E. Higgs of Fairfield, and Stacey Dewayne Higgs of Gettysburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth L. Denike of Dover, and Sharon W. Crum of Gettysburg; and brothers, Thomas Keefer and Roger Keefer, both of Gettysburg.

George E. Hoffer, Sr., 66, passed away May 10 at the Hanover Hall Nursing Center, Hanover. Surviving are children, George E. Hoffer, Jr., Michael J. Hoffer, and Amanda J. Leathery; and grandchildren, Cierra, Shelby, and Ashton.

William Albert Kaufman, Jr., 89, of Hampstead, passed away May 17. He was the widower of Rita M. Kaufman, and the husband of Audrey Jeanne Bishop Kaufman. Also surviving are daughters, Kim (Allen) Clinedinst of Hampstead, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Costa of Bel Air, MD; and grandsons, Michael and Mason (Jenna).

Ronald R. Kerzaya, 89, formerly of Littlestown, passed away May 13 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. He was the widower of Betty J. (Izer) Kerzaya. Surviving are daughter, Ronnette (Robert) Hobart of Fairfax Station, VA; son, John P. Kerzaya of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Stephanie, Angela, Aaron and Cheryl; and great-grandson, Ronald.

Helen M. Kessler, 81, passed away May 12 at Hanover Hospital. She was the widow of Vernon E. Kessler. Surviving are sons, Larry Phillips of Hanover and Michael Coon of Huntington; brother, Robert Olewiler of Harrisburg; and sisters, Dorothy Rickrode of Littlestown, Martha Sterner and Betty Frey, both of York.

Elsie Ann Luckenbaugh, 98, passed away May 17 at Fair Havens Assisted Living, Hanover. She was the widow of John V. Luckenbaugh. Elsie is survived by daughter, Patricia A. (Robert) Carr of Hanover; daughter-in-law, Gloria Luckenbaugh of East Berlin; brother, William Miller of Littlestown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Eugene Walter Martin, 38, of Manchester, MD, passed away May 12. He was the son of Roland and Cathy (Schrider) Martin. Also surviving are sister, Tonya (Matthew) Davis; niece, Melody Davis; grandmothers, Catherine Schrider, Helen Martin; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Leona E. “Pony” McIntyre, 83, passed away May 12 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of William A. McIntyre. Also surviving are children, William (Joyce) McIntyre, Jr. of McSherrystown, Mary (John) Sherdel of New Oxford, Wayne (Lisa) McIntyre of Hanover, James (Judi) McIntyre of New Oxford, Brian (Carol) McIntyre of York Springs, Stephen (Mariann) McIntyre and Gerard (Kathy) McIntyre, both of New Oxford, and Bradley McIntyre of Hanover; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Raymond Edward McKinney, 83, of Manchester, passed away May 17 at Golden Crest Assisted Living. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Strawsburg McKinney. Raymond is survived by sons, Raymond B. (Denise) McKinney of Berea, KY, and Mark E. A. (Amanda) McKinney of Manchester; sisters, Libby and Catherine; brother, Bill; and grandchildren, Raymond, Forest, Hunter, Levi and Justine.

Carol A. (Anzengruber) Melhorn, 70, of East Berlin, passed away May 15 at her residence. She was the wife of Michael L. Melhorn. Carol is also survived by children, Michael S. Melhorn and Mark E. Melhorn, both of East Berlin, Missy A. Melhorn of Dover, and Matthew T. Melhorn of York Springs; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Guise of Mountain Top.

Edgar N. Meredith, Jr., 62, of Westminster, passed away May 12. He is survived by daughters, Tabitha Norod of Overton, TN, Christina Meredith of Alpine, TN, Rebecca Oliver of Alpine, TN; son, Nathanael Meredith of Alpine, TN; siblings, Kathy Linthicum of Reisterstown, Bonnie Haines of Westminster, Dawn Kraft of Hanover, and Tim Damien of Manchester; and grandchildren.

Betty Mae Munzenmayer, 84, of Sykesville, passed away May 11 at Fairhaven in Sykesville. She was the wife of the late Ernest O. Munzenmayer. Surviving are son, Ernest Otto Munzenmayer, Jr. of Baltimore; daughters, Carol (Chuck) Bode of Columbia, Cathy (Greg) Hansen of Woodbine, and Debra (Anton) Smoot of Catonsville; and grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, and Grace.

Vincenzo L. Petrosino, 88, of Westminster, passed away May 18 at his home. He was the husband of Anna (Zanet) Petrosino. Also surviving are children, Joseph (Mary) Petrosino of Perry Hall, and Daniela (Chris) Weir of Bel Air; grandchildren, Amanda, Braden and Michele; sisters, Filomena Buonpane, Michelina Principe and Maria Usai, and brother, Angelo Petrosino, all of Italy.

Patricia A. Pitney, 84, of Gettysburg, formerly of Arendtsville, passed away May 16 at SpiriTrust Lutheran in Gettysburg. She was the widow of Peyt Pitney. Tricia is survived by daughters, Susan (Tony) Giuffreda of Gettysburg, and Jennifer (Steve) Schimmel of Mill Valley, CA; and grandchildren, Thomas, Timothy, Matthew, Kristin, Elizabeth, Emily and Dominic.

Felicitas R. “Pete” (Kuhn) Reese, 85, passed away May 13 at The Brethren Home Community. She was the widow of William H. “Joe” Reese. Pete is survived by sister-in-law, Bertie Kuhn of Abbottstown; nieces and nephews.

Mazie Viola Rohrbaugh, 96, of Hanover, passed away May 15 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. She was the widow of Harry James Rohrbaugh. Surviving are nieces, Claudette Sullivan of Abbottstown, and Karen Haines of Westminster; and nephews, Carroll Morris of Hampstead, Douglas Harr of East Petersburg, PA, and Edward Morris of Hanover.

Roberta A. (Nace) Sipe, 88, passed away May 11 at the Hanover Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Ross A. Sipe; daughter, Cheryl Copeland of Gardeners; nieces and nephews.

Connie M. Strausbaugh, 72, passed away May 12 at her home. She was the wife of Philip G. Strausbaugh. Also surviving are children, Craig (Pam) Strausbaugh, Lisa (Mike) Neiderer, Michael Strausbaugh and Troy (Debbie) Strausbaugh, all of Hanover; grandchildren, Mikey, Larissa, Jessica, Sara, Mike Jr., Craig Jr, and Brook; great-grandchildren; and siblings, Nevin, Earl, and David Leese, Gladys Eline, Darlene Bell and Nancy Ginter.

James A. “Jim” Walker, 63, of Abbottstown, passed away May 14 at his home. He was the husband of Gayle E. Walker. Also surviving are daughter, Jaimie A. (Adam) Russo of Lancaster; grandson, Paul; and brother, John A. (Donna) Walker of Dillsburg.

Pamela H. Webster, 63, of Gardners, passed away May 11 while at the Meadows in Gettysburg. She was the daughter of William J. Taylor of Altoona and the late Arlene J. (Muir) Taylor. Pamela was preced in death by her husband, Jack A. Webster. Also surviving are stepmother, Joan, stepsons, Jeff, Stephen and Gregg Webster, sister, Tammy Jo Peros, stepsister, Karen Carles, and stepbrother, Ron Galat, all of Altoona; nephews, Matthew (Christie) Taylor, and Nicholas Taylor; nieces, Marissa and Emily Peros; great-niece Johna; and step-grandchildren.

Alice Marie (Whitaker) Whippen, 91, passed away May 12 at her residence. She was the wife of Warren G. Whippen. Alice is also survived by daughters, Deirdre Baker of York, Marie Holtzapple of Mechanicsburg, Madelyn Wineka of Littlestown, and Donna Rinehart of Dover; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Paul J. Wilhelm, 88, of Westminster, passed away May 15 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He was the husband of the late Beulah Wilhelm. Surviving are daughter, Penny Wilhelm of Westminster; grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley, Erin, and Cherlyn; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Anna, and Cannon; daughter-in-law, Becky Wilhelm; niece, Judy Utz and other nieces and nephews.