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Obituaries

Martha L. Adams, 97, The Brethren Home Community, passed away February 15 at the Brethren Home. Her husband, Roland Adams preceded her in death. Martha is survived by niece, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Elaine Louise Crouse Bittinger, 62, a lifelong resident of Gettysburg, passed away February 9 at Gettysburg Center. She was the widow of Ronald James Bittinger. Elaine is survived by sister, Vicki Crouse of Gettysburg; niece, Monica (Joe) Lavin; nephew, Matthew Weaver; great-nieces & -nephews.

Patsy Marie (Moul) Bortner, 73, passed away February 13 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the daughter of Mary (Tracy) Moul and the late Philip Moul, and the wife of Lamar E. Bortner. Patsy is also survived by daughters, Lauren R. (Brian) Gerlach and Melinda C. (Keith) Stambaugh, both of Hanover; grandchildren, Thomas (Nicole), Philip, Jacob, Caleb, Saranda, Ethan, Malcolm, and Cooper; great-grandchild, Carson; and sisters, Louise Jira of Hunt Valley, MD, Jeanne (James) Hull of Walkersville, MD, and Becky (Raymond) Price of Keymar, MD.

Joseph E. Bush, Jr., MD, 68, of Cockeysville, passed away February 5 at his home. He is survived by cousins, including Bonnie Gibbons of Finksburg, Charles Horich of Owings Mills and Martin Horich of Severna Park.

Jacqueline G. Bylsma, 70, of Gettysburg, passed away February 11 at the Gettysburg Hospital. She is survived by her husband, John T. Bylsma; children, Jessica (Shiva) Behera of Arlington, VA, Jake Bylsma of Coeur D’Alene, IN; granddaughter, Adeline; brother, John Gunner; and sister, Jeanne Gunner.

Donald Wayne Constantine, 76, of Hanover, formerly of Owings Mills, passed away February 8 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Lee McLaren Constantine. Also surviving are children, Rudy (Ginger) Constantine, and Bob Constantine, both of Hanover; grandchildren, John, Tiffany, Matthew, Jesse, Cassey, and Brady; great-grandchildren; and siblings, Dot Skidmore of York, Frank Constantine of Westminster, and Fran Diehl of Sykesville.

Rebecca “Jane” Copenhaver, 89, of Union Bridge, passed away February 13 at Lorien Taneytown. She is survived by nieces and nephews, including Cindy Zepp of Taneytown.

Carl A. “PopPop” Dahler, Sr., 81, of Glenville, passed away February 15 at home. He was the widower of Catherine M. (Thompson) Dahler. Carl is survived by children, Carl A. Dahler, Jr. of McSherrystown, Daniel G. (Wanda) Dahler of Glenville, Wayne M. (Evelyn) Dahler of Hanover, Marvin L. (Cindy) Dahler of Porters Sideling, and Alice (William) Lovell of Hanover; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Joan Warner Davidson, 83, of Sykesville, passed away February 15 in Montgomery, AL. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Davidson. Surviving are children, Cyndi Davidson of Fairmont, WV, and Daniel (Niki) Davidson of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nimrod Davis, Jr., 91 of Eldersburg, passed away February 12 at Copper Ridge in Sykesville. He was the husband of Ann T. Davis. Also surviving are daughters, Theresa Ann Andoniades of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Roni Davis Reed of Catonsville; brother, Carl (Nancy) Davis of Eldersburg; sister, Irene McCartney of Westminster; grandchildren, Cindy (Rick), Tara and Wayne; and great-grandchildren, Alexander and Ella.

Janet DeFilippo, 82, of Westminster, passed away February 13 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. She was the widow of Emilio R. DeFilippo. Surviving are children, Joseph DeFilippo of Owings Mills, and Ronald DeFilippo, Mary Dannettel, and Janet Serio, all of Westminster; grandchildren, Edward, Jessica, Christin, Michelle, Stephanie, Jennifer, Giordano, Rachel, Gino, Danielle, Giorgio, Christopher, and Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Stanley, Ryan, Alexa, Madelyn, Brayden, and Liam; and nephews, Derek and Gregg Basile.

Robert “Robbie” Thomas Della, 28, of Westminster, passed away February 11 in Westminster. He was the son of Lisa Gayle (Myers) Della of Hanover, and Mark Allen Della of Westminster. Also surviving are stepfather, Derek Livsey; stepmother, Regina Della; his fiancé, Jamie Leeann Conn of Taneytown; daughter, Isabelle Della; brother, Noah Della of Georgia; aunt, Lauren (Zack) Tivvis of Pasadena, MD; grandfather, Robert Lee Myers of Florida; grandmother, Lorrie Della of Westminster; and great-grandmother, Mom-Mom Burns of Westminster.

Frank DelSignore, Jr., 68, of Orrtanna, passed away February 13 at Transitions Healthcare, Gettysburg. He was the son of Frank (Glenda) DelSignore, Sr. of Davis, WV, and the late Levada Armentrout. Frank is also survived by his wife, Melanie Laughman DelSignore; son, Aaron DelSignore; daughter, Francesca DelSignore; stepdaughter, Shania West; grandchildren; sisters, Jennie Helmick, Karen (Kenny) Evans, and Angie (Bill) Dashiell; brother, John (Mandy) DelSignore; mother-in-law, Carole Laughman; sister-in-law, Lori (Charles) Tucker and their daughter Cassandra Henry; nieces and nephews.

Susan D. (Patterson) Dudek, 57, of East Berlin, passed away February 13 at her residence. She was the wife of Christopher G. Dudek. Susan is also survived by son, Benjamin M. Swope of Harrisburg; sister, Lori B. Patterson of Coeur D’Alene, ID; nephew, Jesse G. Stoner; niece, Jaclyn Stoner; brother-in-law, Jesse G. Stoner, Sr. of Dauphin; grandniece, Willow; stepson, Paul Dudek of Marlton, NJ; stepdaughter, Marie Watson of Port Charlotte, FL; and stepgranddaughters, Christine and Laura.

Evelyn Romaine Eyler, 86, of Westminster, passed away February 13 at Carroll Hospital Center. Surviving are son, William O. (Donna L.) Eyler of Westminster; daughter, Kathy (Ronald) Joy of Westminster; sister, Helen Zepp of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jaime (Robert) and Stacey; great-grandchildren Kaylie and Aiden; nieces and nephews.

Susan M. Gebhart, 58, passed away February 13 at the York Hospital. Surviving are brothers, Ronald J. (Linda) Gebhart of Spring Grove and Wayne J. (Patricia) Gebhart of Hanover; nieces and nephews.

Joseph Lee Grothe, 77, of Glen Burnie, passed away February 11 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. Surviving are son, Brian T. (Dixie) Grothe of Littlestown; grandson, Cylas; brothers, Elisha J. Grothe, Jr. of Keyser, WV, and John Grothe of Upperco; sisters, Lottie McDonald and Beatrice Thomas, both of Baltimore, Hazel Liff of Riva, and Leona Rohrbaugh of Hampstead; and uncle, Harry Steger of Littlestown.

Stuart Russell Hancock, Jr., 69, of Finksburg, passed away February 9 at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD. He was the husband of Beverly Marlowe-Hancock. Also surviving are son, Carl Hancock; daughters, Melissa (Brian) DeOliveira, Crystal Tennant; grandchildren; and sister, Kathy Hancock-Sadowski.

Alice Belle Hansbrough, 77, of Littlestown, and formerly of Union Bridge, passed away February 16 at Genesis Healthcare, Gettysburg. She was the widow of Homer Lloyd Hansbrough, Sr. Surviving are daughters, Georgette (William) Byrnes of Edinsburg, PA, Karen Sue Hansbrough and Peggy Sue Hansbrough, both of Littlestown; sons, Homer L. (Shirlie) Hansbrough, Jr. of Keymar, Jeffrey A. Hansbrough of Union Bridge; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Stouter of Emmitsburg and Mary Lou Minor; and brother, Edward A. Lambert, Jr. of Emmitsburg.

Edna May Henry, 88, of Westminster, passed away February 14 at Golden Living Center. She was the wife of the late Howard Henry. Edna is survived by sons, George Yeople of Randallstown, Wayne (Nancy) Krideler of Parkville, Gerald Krideler of New Oxford, and Navin (Michelle) Krideler of McSherrystown; daughter, Joyce (Timothy) Hearn of Cockeysville; brothers, James Egolf of Stevensville, Tom Penn of Sykesville; sister, Helen Egolf of Littlestown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Faye Ellen (Harriston) Henson, 66, of Sykesville, passed away February 15 at the Dove House. She was the wife of the late Harry Augustus Henson. Surviving are daughter, Angela M. Henson; siblings, Demetria Addison, Nora Harriston, Janice Ward, Michelle Davis, Thomas Grimes, Arnold Harriston and Aaron Harriston; grandchildren, Troy, Tyrice, Jasmine and Janae; stepmother, Susie Harriston; nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Dwight Hikel, 78, of Westminster, passed away February 7 at the Dove House in Westminster. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hikel; son, Joseph Dwight (Gail Jean) Hikel of Ellicott City; grandsons, Jason and Ryan; and great-granddaughter, Avery.

Peggy Joyce (Haines) Hollen, 73, of Sykesville, passed away February 9 at her home. She was the wife of the late Gary L. Hollen. Surviving are brother, Kenneth Dale Haines, Sr. of Sykesville; and sister, Barbara Beck of Pasadena.

George R. Lighty, 91, passed away February 12.

Christopher M. Little, 44, of Littlestown, passed away February 7 at his home.

Andrew John “Andy” Macharsky, 59, of Sykesville, passed away February 12 at the Martinsburg, VA, Medical Center. He was the son of Veronica Bozic Harbaugh of Sykesville and the late John Macharsky, Jr. Andrew is also survived by stepfather, Donald Harbaugh, Sr.; brothers, Jack (Gail) Macharsky of New Freedom, Joe (Kellie) Macharsky of Fairfield, and David (Shanna) Macharsky of Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Amanda, Greg, Taylor, Emma and Ben; aunts and uncles, Gary and Viki Peltier, Bart Ogozalek, Donna Bozic; nieces, nephews and cousins; and former wife, Sharon Macharsky.

Lela A. Manger, 94, passed away February 14 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Manger. Survivors include son, Stephen B. (Barbara) Manger of Hanover; daughter, Patricia L. Manger of Hanover; grandson, Scott (Tiffany); nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Grayson Edward Mathis, 67, of Westminster, passed away February 15 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was the husband of Linda M. Mathis of Westminster. Also surviving are daughters, Terry (Jamie) Kesselring of Waynesboro, PA, Loretta Grieves of Westminster, and Shannon (Thomas) Thompson of New Windsor; brothers, David and Vernon Mathis; grandchildren, Jessica, Christina, William, Madalyn, and Katrina; and great-grandchildren.

Alora Lorraine (Porter) McGee, 81, of Hanover, formerly of Westminster, passed away February 8 at home. She was the widow of Paul D. McGee, Sr. Alora is survived by children, Paul D. McGee, Jr. of Hanover, Ronald E. McGee of Westminster, Cheryl D. Grayson of Ringgold, GA, Wayne A. McGee of Hanover, and Paula D. Smith of Hanover; siblings, Kenneth C. Porter of Richmond, VA, and Catherine Ostrum of Union Bridge, MD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ada Mae (Mummert) McGregor, 80, of East Berlin,  passed away at her home February 10. She is survived by her husband, Ralph H. McGregor; daughters, Ila (Matthew) Verdirame of Gettysburg, Jill McGregor of Pittsburgh, Kae (John) Palyo of Pittsburgh, Lin Alison McGregor of Austin, TX, and Mira (Kevin) Merritt of Clovis, NM; grandchildren, Jena (Chris), Zachary, Kayla (Baron), Ashleigh, McGregor, Emma, and Kody; great-granddaughters, Ellie and Zoey; siblings, Dale (Isabel) Mummert, Wayne (Barb) Mummert, H. Jay (Joyce) Mummert, Larry (Yvonne) Mummert, Donald Mummert; brother-in-law, Sam Thieret; sisters-in-law, Marion Mummert, Joyce Mummert and Delores Mummert; nieces and nephews.

Keith L. Metzger, 55, of Boiling Springs, passed away February 10. He was the son of Almera (Kuhn) Metzger of York Springs and the late Jack Metzger. Also surviving are his wife, Marjorie (Deitz) Metzger; daughter, Renee (Jesse) Shindel of Carlisle; grandchildren, Jayden and Hannah; brother, Eugene Metzger of Aspers; sister, Barbie (Bernie) Clingan of Florida; brother-in-law, Donnie Slaybaugh of York Springs; mother-in-law, Martha Deitz of Boiling Springs; sisters-in-law, Mary Sowers and Jane (Randy) Simpson, both of Carlisle; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Leroy Mullins, Jr., 57, of Manchester, passed away February 12 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was the husband of Pamela Dawn (Monroe) Mullins. Also surviving are children, Tyler Mullins of Manchester, Leroy Mullins III of Alabama, Heather Mullins, Tiffany Jagger-Beam, and Crystal Benedict, all of Hanover; grandchildren; great-grandchild; and siblings, James C. Mullins of Hanover, Terri L. Blevins, and Jeffrey C. Mullins, both of Manchester.

Jeffrey A. Noble, 55, of Gettysburg, passed away February 11 at his home. He is survived by son, Colton Noble of Gettysburg; daughter, Aubree Noble of Gettysburg; and sister, Judy (Grant) Bair of Phoenix, AZ.

Shirley Ann Parman, 65, passed away February 5. She was the wife of Charles Steve Parman. Also surviving are children, Sherry L. (Lindsay D. Jr.) Taylor, Michael E. Staubs, Jr. and Peter A. Staubs; grandchildren, Lindsey, Michael T., Jessica, Erica, Michael S., Justin, Joshua, Amanda and Adrianna; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Emma.

Brian E. Pecher, 49, passed away February 10 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. He is survived by siblings, Susan Y. (Pat) DeVaney of Hamburg, NJ, Bruce E. (Linda) Pecher of Fairfield, Barry M. (Carol) Pecher of Hanover, Janice M. Pecher of Fairfield; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews.

William Anton “Bill” Peters, 73, of Owings Mills, passed away February 11 at Future Care – Cherry Wood in Reisterstown, MD. He was the husband of Mary Jane Durham Peters. Also surviving are daughter, Heather Peters-Lord of Upperco; son, Matthew Peters of Baltimore; granddaughter, Madeline; grandson, Joseph; brother, Craig N. (Patty) Peters of Sparks; nephew, Michael Peters; niece, Robin Lawson; mother-in-law, Anne S. Durham of Upperco; and extended family.

Albert Elliott “Bert” Quillin, Jr., 65, of Westminster, passed away February 14 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of Paula Quillin. Also surviving are children, Albert E. Quillin III of Westminster, Andy Quillin of Oceanside, CA, Kelly Swain of Taneytown, and Brittany Jones and Danielle Jones, both of Westminster; grandchildren, Hunter, Maya, Violet, Paislee; and son-in-law, David Swain.

Catherine June Ripley, 83, of Keymar, passed away February 13 at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Byrd Ripley. Surviving are son, Randy Allen Ripley of Kamuela, HI; grandsons, Colin, Cameron and Ryan; brothers, Francis Reaver of Taneytown, and Franklin Reaver of Maryland; nieces and nephews.

Ralph R. Ruggles, Jr., 96, passed away February 12 at Cross Keys Village. He was the widower of Dorothy I. Doel Ruggles. Ralph is survived by sons, Ronald W. (Jane C.) Ruggles, Sr. of Paducah, KY, and Douglas A. Ruggles of New York City, NY; grandchildren, Ronald (Marianne), Tracey (Kris), and Erin (Brian); and great-granddaughters, Christina and Brooke.

Doris H. Sanders, 82, of Gettysburg, passed away February 13 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Eugene F. “Peep” Sanders; sons, Michael E. Sanders of Baltimore, and Ronald W. (Laura) Sanders of Hampstead; and grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew and Daniel.

Mazie J. Shriner, 92, passed away February 9 at Transitions, Gettysburg. Her husband, Lawrence A. Shriner, preceded her in death. Mazie is survived by children, Cecelia J. (Joseph) Miller of Gettysburg, Mark Shriner of Biglerville, Lawrence J. Shriner of Gettysburg, Dennis C. (Jackie) Shriner of Gettysburg, Virginia (John) Loose of Gettysburg, Ann (Joseph) Peters of Biglerville; grandchildren, Bryan, Justin, Nicole, Eric, Ann, Stephanie, Steven, Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Kyla, Courtney, Ariya, Tyler, Hailey, Addyson, Brody, Lily, Delainey, Alexis, Kingston, Tyson, Taylor, Peyton, Preston.

Vernon W. “Billy” Snyder, Jr., 75, of Finksburg, passed away at his home February 8. He was the husband of Geraldine Snyder. Also surviving are daughter, Cheryl Linn (David) Feilinger of Westminster; granddaughter, Trista; grandson, Dakota; stepchildren, Sandy Parrish, Lucy Riley, Kathy Di Angelo, Donald Riley; stepgrandchildren; sister, Janice Linsenmeyer of Randallstown; nieces and nephews.

Shirley Sohn, 89, passed away February 5 at her home in Eldersburg. She is survived by her husband, James O. Sohn, Sr.; son, James (Stephanie) Sohn, Jr.; daughter, Susan (Glenn) Eddleman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn S. ‘Soap’ Stauffer, 82, of Hanover, passed away February 12 at home. She was the wife of Bernard R. Stauffer. Carolyn is also survived by daughters, Carrie S. (Sean) Martin and Julie K. (Thomas) Moul, both of Hanover; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Eric, Erin and Emma; and brother, Robert C. Sowers, Jr. of Gainesville, FL.

Richard “Rick” Storm, 55, passed away February 2. He is survived by brothers, Wayne Storm, Hanover, Jeffrey Storm, New Oxford, Christopher Storm, Spring Grove, and Andrew Storm, Sugar Hill, GA; sisters, Deborah Harrington, Dover, Tina Kirschner, Clarksville, GA, and Jennifer Storm, Boynton Beach, FL; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Amy G. Straub, 97, of Gettysburg, passed away February 11 at the York Hospital. Her husband, Edward Straub, Jr. preceded her in death. Ann is survived by sons, Robert E. (Gretchen) Straub of Apex, NC, and Bruce E. (Karen) Straub of Dillsburg; grandchildren; brother, Robert (Delores) Gillelan of Gettysburg; nieces and nephews.

Ruth Katherine Stum, 94, of Westminster, passed away February 15 at Country Acres Assisted Living in Westminster. She was the wife of the late Charles Bruce Stum. Ruth is survived by daughters, Susan A. Hughes of Westminster, Jean R. (Raymond) Chladek of Lovettsville, VA, and Joan M. (Ronald) Hoffman of Oldsmar, FL; sister, Helen Huff of Vineland, NJ; brother, George (Lorraine) Cassidy of Hampstead; grandchildren, Craig and Teri; and great-grandson, Alex.

Helen M. Thomas, 81, passed away February 14 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. She was the widow of George L. Thomas. Surviving are sons, Daniel J. Thomas and George L. (Donna) Thomas Jr., both of Hanover; granddaughters, Taylor and Kayleigh; siblings, John Murphy of New Oxford, Kathleen Rohrbaugh of Hanover, Elaine Murphy of Glenside, and Anne (Dick) McKim of Hanover; sisters-in-law, Doris Unger, Joan Murphy and Betty Thomas; nieces and nephews.

Sylvia S. Valenzisi, 89, of Littlestown, passed away February 13 at her home. She was the widow of Salvatore Valenzisi. Surviving are daughters, Debra S. Trostle of Hanover, and Cindy Lee Valenzisi of Littlestown; grandchildren, Allison, Alicia, Christopher, Jason, Stacey, Justine, Eric, Elizabeth, Cipriana, Roberto, Monique, Nina, Ciara and Baron; and great-grandchildren.

Ronald Weimer, 65, of Hampstead, passed away February 15 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Rosalie Weimer. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Rick (Carm) Carter of Hanover; son-in-law, Joseph (Rose) Bonaviri of Finksburg; mieces and nephews including, Scott (Cherrie) Boose, Kim Boose, and Eddie Sabol.

Robert Baetz Wendler, 86, passed away February 8 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley (Beard) Wendler. Robert is also survived by sons, Andrew (Laurie) Wendler of Sykesville, and Eric (Leslie) Wendler of Mt. Airy; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Paige, Alec, Max, and Mason; and sister-in-law, Joanne Hiner.

Mary Amelia Whittinghill Williams, 93, of Gettysburg, passed away February 13 at the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, PA. Her first husband, E. Thomas Whittinghill, and her second husband, Elmon Williams, preceded her in death. Amelia is survived by sons, E. Thomas Whittinghill, Jr. and Timothy Whittinghill; stepson, Stephen (Deana) Williams of Gettysburg; stepdaughter, Karen (Gary) Thomas of Bendersville; grandchildren, Chris, Tommy, Brock, Brandon, Wesley, and Andrew; sister, Lorraine Sharrah of Biglerville; and great-grandchildren.

Paul Francis “Alex” Wooden III, passed away February 12. He was the son of Paul Jr. and Debbie Wooden.

Lela “Margie” Marguerite (Grimes) Zartman, 90, passed away February 11 at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the widow of Ralph Kenneth Zartman. Margie is survived by daughter, Debra K. (Ray) Gass of Hanover; sons, Michael A. (Patricia) Zartman and Gregory W. (Sally) Zartman, both of Hanover; grandchildren, Craig, Heather, Jeffrey, Jason, Jared, and Rachael; and great-grandchildren.