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Obituaries

Roger Dale Arentz, 57, of York Haven, passed away August 14 at home. He was a son of Grace V. (Wildasin) Simpson of Hanover and the late John M. Arentz. Roger is also survived by son, Anthony (Andrea) Fogleson of Bozeman, MT; siblings, Brenda Houser of Panama City Beach, FL, Allen (Judy) Arentz of Billings, MT, Linda (Ralph) Power of Panama City Beach, FL, Gregory (Deb) Arentz of Hanover, Sandy (Bill) Lemire of Hanover, Donna (Dan) Zettelmoyer of Watsontown, John (Jane) Arentz of Hanover, Charles (Rebecca) Arentz of Panama City Beach, FL; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Phyllis I. Bair, 80, of McSherrystown, passed away August 11 at her home. She was the wife of Harper J. Bair, Jr. Also surviving are daughter, Cynthia L. (Charles) Brillhart of McSherrystown; grandsons, Douglas and Eric Cole; great-grandchildren, Darian, Dedre, Katelyn, Emilee, Trae and Natalie Cole; and brother, Dennis E. Corbin of Hanover.

John G. “Gil” Bateman, Jr., 84, of Hanover, passed away August 13 at Columbia Cottage. Survivors include his wife, Laurel I. Bateman; children, John G. Bateman III, Elizabeth J. (Eugene) Milbourn, both of Baltimore, David A. (Linda) Bateman of Shepherdstown, WV, and Jeffrey A. (Pam) Bateman of Marriottsville, MD; brother, Raymond A. (Phyllis) Bateman of Baltimore; grandchildren; and great-grandson.

Robert L. Beck, 92, formerly of the Spring Grove/Hanover area, passed away at his home August 9. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna L. (Miller) Beck. Robert is survived by sister, Katherine Ebaugh of Westminster; brother, James Beck of Mt Joy; sons, Richard A. (Theresa) Beck of Spring Grove and Ronald L. (Debra) Beck of New Oxford; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessie, Kathleen, Lindsay and Shelby Beck; great-grandchildren, Fred and Hailey Beck; nieces and nephews.

Pearl Frances (Shryock) Bowersox, 92, formerly of Spring Grove, passed away August 12, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She the wife of the late Robert H. Bowersox. Pearl is survived by sons, Richard of Thomasville and Alan of Spring Grove; daughter, Belinda (Jim) Tiner of Fayetteville, NC; daughter-in-law, Deborah Bowersox of Manheim; grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

Beverly Anne Bradsher, 77, of Westminster, passed away August 17 at the Dove House. She is survived by sons, Keith (Beate) Stanley of Gettysburg, and Gregg Stanley (Trudy Glass) of Westminster; daughter, Denise Stonesifer of West Virginia; brothers, Ronnie and Dennis Willey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charles M. Buckingham, Jr., 68, of Westminster, passed away August 15 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Richman Buckingham; daughter, Jodie Flurry of Grovetown, GA; son, Christopher Buckingham of Pasadena, MD; siblings, Michael Buckingham of Baltimore City, Evan (Dale) Buckingham of Manchester, Mary (Lee) Taylor of Westminster, Douglas (Rosemarie) Buckingham of Bowleys Quarters, and Theresa Wire of Westminster; and grandchildren.

Donald Lee Close, Sr., 64, of Westminister passed away August 15 at his residence. He is survived by children, Laura Close-Matthews (Dewey) of Hanover, Donald Close, Jr. of Hanover, and Tanya Close (Jamaal Muhammad, Sr.) of Littlestown; brother, Ronald Close; sisters, June Rittase, Elaine Brown, and Patsy Brown; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Evelyn Florence Cole, 100, of Hanover, passed away August 14 at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of the late Elmer Preston Cole. Evelyn is survived by god-daughter, Linda Ann Anderson of Sparks, MD; siblings, Doris Layesman of Stewartstown, MD, Edith Martin and Anna Rosier, both of Parkton, MD; nieces and nephews.

Francis Paul Cusimano, 85, of Glen Rock, passed away at home August 16. He was the husband of Betsy (Murph) Cusimano. Francis is also survived by sons, Francis Cusimano IV and Michael (Tammy) Cusimano; daughters, Rose (Gerry) Willis and Betsy (John) Adams; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild; and brother, Charles Cusimano.

Robert W. Ernst, 95, of Hanover, passed away August 15 at Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Home. He was the husband of Mary E. (Wagner) Ernst. Robert is also survived by son, William R. (Susan) Ernst of Roswell, GA; grandchildren, Mark Ernst, Barbara Watson, and Amanda Finch; and great-grandchildren, William Ernst, Eric and Evan Watson, and Trey and Bralen Finch.

Garry Joseph Geelhaar, 55, of Westminster, passed away August 11 at his residence. He was the son of William Russell Geelhaar, Jr. and the late Margaret Jewel (Tucker) Geelhaar. Garry is also survived by siblings, Kimberly Ruby, William R. Geelhaar III, Martin Geelhaar, Richard Geelhaar, and Lori Cunningham.

Gino Salvatore Gilberto, 58, of Westminster, passed away August 15 at his home. He was the son of Salvatore and Anna (Escolopio) Gilberto of Florida, and the husband of Darlene (Gill) Gilberto. Also surviving are Gino (Lisa) Gilberto, Jr. of Manchester, Nicholas (Lacie) Gilberto of Westminster; granddaughters, Julianna Gilberto and Lexi Gilberto, both of Manchester, MD; sister, Anita Golden; brothers, Salvatore Gilberto, Mark Gilberto, Joseph Gilberto; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Robert Wayne Green, 76, of Hanover passed away August 12 at the Brethren Home, New Oxford. He was the husband of the late Shirley Louise (Gabbert) Green. Robert is survived by son, Scott A. Green of Hanover; grandchildren, Cara Green, Amiee Prince, Dana Andersen Smith, and Eric Andersen; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Elizabeth, Natalie, Jackson and Evan; and brother, James Green of Churchville, VA.

F. Nadine Haines, 92, of Littlestown, passed away Aug 12 at Gettysburg Lutheran Home. She was the widow of Robert W. Haines. Surviving are daughter, Dolores R. Lockner of Coalport; grandchildren, Marlene Powell, Karen Henry, Mike Ridinger and Bonnie Schell; great-grandchildren; great great grandchildren; brother, Charles Sites of Glenville; and sister, LaWanda Haines of Hanover.

Mary Beatrice Hale, 92, of Manchester, MD, passed away August 14 at the Brethren Home in New Oxford. She was the wife of the late Charles M. Hale. Surviving are daughters, Beverly E. (Herbert) Tracey of Manchester, MD, Carol A. (Gordon) Brown of Upperco, Jean (Gary) Price and Joan R. Fuhrman, both of Hampstead; son, Charles M. (Gwen) Hale, Jr. of Spring Grove; sister, Florence V. Shaffer of Hampstead; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eileen L. Harvey, 69, of Gettysburg, passed away August 16 at the York Hospital. She is survived by children, Ruth (Matt) Travis of New Market, MD, Matthew (Dawn) Harvey of Gettysburg; grandchildren, Peyton Travis, Soraya Travis, Victoria Harvey, Jayden Harvey; brother, William Laupus of Texas; sisters, Mary Flaggs, Muriel Kraus, Karen Coleman, all of Maryland; nieces and nephews.

Norma J. (Heiner) Heltebridle, 87, of York, passed away August 11 at Colonial Manor in York. She was the wife of Floyd H. Heltebridle. Also surviving are sons, Floyd E. Heltebridle and Todd S. Heltebridle, both of York; daughter, Juanita M. (Kim) Wilkins of York; grandchildren, Eric, Olivia, Jason, Justin, Sarah and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Brent, Gavin, Garrett, McKenzi, Addyson, Jaidyn, Kaiya, Felicity, Rae and Wyatt; sister, Lorraine (Stanley) Yost of Mt. Wolf; nieces and nephews.

Betty R. Hershfeld, 88, of Hampstead, passed away August 15 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the wife of A. Carl “Bud” Hershfeld. Betty is also survived by sons, Steven R. (Susan) Hershfeld of Manchester and James L. (Kimberly) Hershfeld, both of Manchester; grandchildren, James Hershfeld, Robert (Jaclyn) Hershfeld, Ryan (Molly) Hershfeld,Victoria Hershfeld; and great-grandchildren, William Hershfeld, and Colin Hershfeld.

Helen Martha Humbert, 88, of Westminster, passed away August 15 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Humbert, Jr. Surviving are son, John William (Wanda) Humbert III of Westminster; daughter, Sue Martha (John) Buchheister of Homosassa, FL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Dolores Marie Kuhn, 88, of Hanover, passed away August 12. She was the wife of the late William J. “PeeWee” Kuhn. Dolores is survived by grandsons, Devon and Timothy Kuhn; siblings, Wayne H. Hertz of Hanover, Mary Ann Lake of McSherrystown, and Jack F. Hertz of Gettysburg; nieces and nephews, including Patricia (Larry) Smith.

Howard “Babe” LeRoy Miller, 76, of Manchester, passed away August 13 at York Hospital in York. He was the husband of the late Sharon Elaine Witter Miller. Surviving are son, Chris (Debbie) Miller of Littlestown; grandchildren, Nikki (Lukas) Campbell and Heather (AJ) Aziz; great-grandchildren, Raygan, Chase, Layla and Blake Campbell; siblings, Robert Miller of Hanover, and Jeanne (Ed) Moritz of Florida; sister-in-law, Lynn Witter of Manchester; nieces and nephews.

Rev. Richard M. Olson, 78, of York Springs, passed away at his home August 14. He was the husband of Patricia Miller Olson. Also surviving are children, Susan (Jason) Moul of Glenville, James (Annie) Olson of Helotes, TX, Kristine Maassen and David (Katie) Olson, both of Raleigh, NC, Debra (Bill) Sowers of Hanover, and Michael (Angie) Spangler of Ossian, IN; siblings, Robert (Carol) Olson of Glastonbury, CT, Priscilla Odgren of Auburn, MA, and Alberta (Dave) Hawkins of Lebanon, CT.

Raymond J. Reichart, 94, formerly of Littlestown, passed away August 16 at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. He was the widower of Edna V. (Sterner) Reichart.

Quinton B. Richburg, 29, of Hanover, passed away August 10 at Hanover Hospital.  He was a son of William M. Richburg of Bamberg and the late Leslie J. Turner Richburg. Other survivors include sisters, Christy Nimmons and Kelsey Mishoe; brothers, Christopher and Lenward Chastity Nimmons and K.J. and Joshua Mishoe; paternal grandmother, Eartha Sease; uncles and aunts including Lonny Turner and, Dorothy Turner; cousins and extended family.

Lynn G. Rinaca, 84, of Biglerville, passed away August 12 at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill.

Harold Eugene “Horse” Robertson, 85, of Hanover, passed away August 16 at is home. He was the husband of Gloria Fox Robertson. Harold is also survived by daughters, Connie L. (Robert) Zumbrun of Manchester, Nancy L. Fogle of Kearneysville, WV; grandsons; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Richard E. Sanders “Dick”, 94, of Abbottstown, passed away August 16 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anna E. (Emig) Sanders. Dick is survived by daughter, Sunnee L. Sanders, and son, Toby A. Sanders, both of Abbottstown; and brother, Charles M. (Frances) Sanders of Carlisle.

John Randolph Smith, 22, of Spring Grove, passed away August 13 in Jackson Twp., York Co. He was the son of Randolph John and Laura May (Wildasin) Smith of Spring Grove. John is also survived by brother, Benjamin S. Smith of Spring Grove; paternal grandfather, Linus B. Smith of New Oxford; maternal grandmother, Gladys Sentz of Hanover; maternal grandfather, Jim (Donna) Wildasin of Hanover; uncle, Matt (Ruth) Smith of Lorton, VA; aunt, Lila (John) Bossom of Hanover; uncle, James Wildasin of Hanover; and cousins.

Teresa Diane Spurlin, 56, of Hanover, passed away August 15 at Hanover Hospital in Hanover. She was the wife of Robert Spurlin. Also surviving are daughter, Diane Funt of New Oxford; son, Baron Funt of Chambersburg; brothers, Gary (Diane) Rosenberry of Littlestown, and Rich Leister of Gettysburg; grandchildren; aunts; uncle; nieces and nephews.

Sheila Elaine Stottlemyer, 46, of Taneytown, passed away August 15 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the daughter of Patricia Long of Taneytown, and Roger (Tracy) Stottlemyer of New Midway. Also surviving are daughter, Tiffany Stottlemyer Winfrey of Taneytown; sister, Maria Smith of Taneytown; grandson, Maurice Summers; nieces, Christina Smith and Megan Hull; nephew, Michael Long; great-niece, Kaleigh; great-nephews, Kellan and Roland; and stepsisters and stepbrothers, Tiffany, Beth, Tabitha, Brandon, and Brent.

Robert W. Strine, 92, of Gettysburg, and formerly Aspers, passed away August 17 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Mimi” (Deatrick) Strine. Robert is survived by daughters, LeAnne (David Jr.) Boldosser, Aspers, Y. Elaine (Rodger) Kuykendall, Gettysburg; grandchildren, Vickie (William) Noel, Alan (Tina) Kuykendall, Shelly Dosch, Travis (Stephanie), Dru Boldosser, and Eli Boldosser; great-grandchildren, LaChelle Laughman, Olivia and Mckenzie Dosch, Ayden Kuykendall, and Autumn Boldosser; and brother, Ronald G. Strine, Lebanon.

Ruth Ann (Reed) Sullivan, 62, of Hanover, passed away August 16 at home. She was the wife of Randall K. Sullivan. Ruth is also survived by children, Melissa (Scott) Ruth of Hanover, Scott Sullivan of Erie, Amanda Hoffman of Hanover, Nicole Sullivan of Chambersburg, Jamie Smith of Hanover, Cordon Sullivan of Hanover, Derek (L. Catherine) Sullivan of New Cumberland;  grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Billie Jean White, 84, of Westminster, passed away August 17 at her residence. She was the wife of William Marshall White. Also surviving are daughter, Marsha Butschky; son, Doug White; grandchildren, Andrea and Max Butschky; sister, Vivian Baker; nieces and nephews.

Clarence A. Wingert, Jr., 90, of Hanover, passed away August 11 at the Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Miriam W. (Heffley) Wingert. Clarence is also survived by children, Kenneth D. (Lisa) Wingert of York, Donna R. (Paul) Schultz of Thailand, Joann M. Wingert (Stuart Leask) of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Janet L. (Wingert) Yetter of Sun City West, AZ. Clarence was preceded in death by his first wife, Hulda M. (Showman) Wingert.

Donald Richard Yelton, 75, formerly of Manchester, passed away August 12 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, FL. Surviving are daughters, Laurie McDonald of Bakersfield, CA, Lisa Yelton of Cooper City, FL, Linda (Donald) Nash of Westminster; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.