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Jerry Walter Bennett, 60, of Westminster, passed away October 10 at Carroll Hospital Center. Surviving are siblings and spouses Martha and Owen Pohlhaus of Westminster, Harold and Wanda Bennett of Westminster, James Bennett, Sr. and Lisa Bennett of Gardners, Larry W. Bennett of New Oxford, David Bennett of Westminster, and Rose M. and Rob Wymer of Gettysburg; and nieces and nephews.

Earl W. Berwager, 95, formerly of Hanover, passed away October 6 in Louisville, Ky. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Garvick Berwager; children: Pat Lehigh and her husband, Bob of Fort Myers, FL, Mike Berwager and his wife, Sandy of Tyrone, PA, and Tom Berwager and his wife, Giselle of Louisville, KY; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph Borowick, 87, passed away October 14 at Hanover Hall. He was the husband of the late Patricia Spangler Borowick. Joseph is survived by a sister-in-law, Lorraine E. Stonesifer of Hanover; and several nieces and nephews.

Philip George Campbell, 57, of Woodbine, MD, passed away October 8. He was the son of Paul and Elaine Campbell. Phil is also survived by brothers Tim and Steve, sisters Jackie Estes, Laura Contino, Susan Campbell, sister-in-law Lori Campbell Howard and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Daniel "Big Dan" Carstetter, 50, of Biglerville, passed away October 10 at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was the son of Betty Wagner, of Gettysburg, and the late Ronald Carstetter Sr. Also surviving are his fiancee, Dianna Crook, of Biglerville; son, Kevin Carstetter, of Williamsport; sister, Patti Kirkner, of Gettysburg; and brother, Ronald Carstetter, of Gettysburg, and nieces and nephews and their families.

Erin Elizabeth Dean, 28, of Westminster passed away October 8 at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was the daughter of Daniel L. and Georgeanna W. (Weszka) Dean, Jr. of Westminster. Also surviving are twin siblings and their spouses Jeremy and Katie Dean of Wichita, KS; Melinda K. and Joel Ciaccio of Ellicott City; paternal grandmother Ellen Dean of Dundalk and maternal grandmother Jean Weszka of Sykesville.

Shirley May Dickinson, 78, formerly of Westminster, passed away October 13 in Hollidaysburg. She was the widow of Harvey B. Dickinson, Jr. Surviving are daughters, Patricia I. Jimenez and husband, Timothy of Hollidaysburg, Sonja M. Wyatt of Westminster, and Jacqueline E. Strine of Hanover; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Thomas "Bud" Fritz Jr., 86, of Union Bridge, passed away October 11 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. He was the husband of the late S. Rosalie "Rose" Boone Fritz. Surviving are his fiancée, Shirley V. Graham of Union Bridge; daughters, Wanda Humbert and husband John of Westminster; Virginia Fritz of Paw Paw, WV; son, Thomas E. "Eddie" Fritz and wife Lisa of Glenville, PA; sister, Shirley Lescalleet of State Line, PA and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cynthia B. Frock, 82, of Finksburg, passed awayOctober 10 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Carl Franklin Frock, Jr. Cynthia is survived by daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Frank Vecera of Westminster; grandchildren Frank W. and Robert M. Vecera, Timothy M. Frock, Jennifer L. Frock and Matthew B. Frock; and great-grandchildren.

Larry Lee Fulton, 60, of Westminster, passed away October 13 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Judy Jane Fulton. Also surviving are daughter and son-in-law Renee Risa Fulton and Justin Milligan, son and daughter-in-law Frank Lee Fulton and Teresa Harmon-Fulton, daughter and son-in-law Jessica and Jamie Goodwin, sisters Rhonda Fulton, Radene Matheny and Renee Olenik and husband Steve, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael and Alice Jolicoeur, sister-in-law Mary Jolicoeur (Eliza), grandchildren Tilor, Faith, Landon, Alayna, Jamie, Kayla; and nieces Kiley, Alexis and Megan.

Dale E. Geiman, 64, of Westminster, passed away October 10 at his home. He is survived by daughter Melissa Feathers and husband Brian of Indiana; sons Christopher Geiman of Colorado, Andrew Geiman of Harrisburg and Alex Geiman of Westminster; brothers Jeffrey Geiman and wife Donna of Westminster and Craig Geiman of Randallstown; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Ruth Louise Hare, 102, of Westminster, passed away October 9 at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was the wife of the late LeRoy Milton Hare. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth B. and Jean Hare of Upperco; daughters and son-in-law, Gloria J. Baer of Westminster and Shirley L. and Marlin Masemore of Parkton; brothers, Donald Martin and Amos Martin, both of Hampstead; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Claude F. Heflin, Sr, 89, passed away October 13 at his residence. He was the husband of H. Louise (Campbell) Heflin. Claude is also survived by daughters; Sylvia L. Sandlin and her companion Steve Hess of Lewisberry, and Susie A. Schrum and her husband Wayne Dutterer, Jr of East Berlin; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Ercil E. Heim passed away September 30 in Tennessee. She was the wife of the late John Heim and Aldrow G. Runner. Surviving are son Harold L. Runner and his wife Mary and Iris Gene Schaefer and her husband John; siblings Cecil, Opa, Jim, and Frank Radcliff, and Garnet Kelly; grandchildren John, James and Kimberly; and great-grandchildren Haley, Jake, Samantha and Christopher.

Donald "Keith" Hennessee, 59, of Taneytown, passed away October 5 at his residence. He was the son of William Donald Hennessee of Finksburg and the late Mary Charlynn Hennessee. Also surviving are daughters Christina M. Steakin of Westminster and Jennifer L. Wathen and husband Michael of St. Petersburg, FL; brother Robert C. Hennessee and wife Lisa of Taneytown; grandchildren Issac Steakin, Kyle, Korey, Alexis and Bryanna Wathen; and aunt and uncles Rebecca and Jacob Wright of Marion, NC and David Goins of Morganton, NC.

Luke Austin Huffman, 14, of Littlestown, passed away October 13. He was the son of Lara Lynn (Null) Huffman and Norman Randolph Huffman, Jr. of Littlestown. In addition to his parents, he is survived by sister, Noell Huffman of Gettysburg; and brothers, T.J. and Jacob Huffman of Littlestown; maternal grandparents, Deborah Null of Westminster, and Pat and Rev. Robert S. McEllroy III of Chambersburg; and a great-grandfather, Kenneth Lambert of Gettysburg; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nathan R. Hymiller, Sr., age 89, of Sykesville, passed away October 11 at Transitions Health Care, Sykesville. He was the husband of Evelyn H. Sill Hymiller. Also surviving are daughter and son-in-law; Sharon and Larry Fritz of Sykesville, son and daughter-in-law; Nathan R. Hymiller, Jr. and Karen Hymiller of Franklinton, NC; grandchildren Helen Brosenne, Lee Fritz, Rita Fritz, Nathan "Chip: Hymiller, III and Daniel Hymiller; and great-grandchildren.

Cheryl Lynn Keeney, 70, of Hampstead, passed away on October 12. Surviving are daughter, Kimberly Sauers & husband Kurt of Hampstead; sons, Kreg Keeney & wife Ann of Jarrettsville, MD, Kris Keeney & wife Susan of Lawrenceville, GA; grandsons, Klay Sauers, Kollin Sauers, Paul Keeney; granddaughters, Rachel Keeney, Nora Keeney; sisters, Margie Georg & husband Roger of Manchester, Shelby Wilhelm & husband James of Manchester, and Tabitha Charnigo & husband Joe of Spring Grove.

Robert C. Kellenberger, 88, passed away at home on October 13. He was the husband of Nelda L. (Swemley) Kellenberger. Kelly is also survived by his sons, Jeffrey Kellenberger of Hanover and Keith Kellenberger of York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren great-great-grandson; brother, David Sullivan; and sisters, Anna Mae Neviusand Joyce Caldwell.

George R. Keller, 81, of Catonsville, passed away October 13 at Transitions Healthcare in Sykesville. He is survived by his wife, Connie Carnes Keller. Surviving him in addition to his wife is son, David M. Keller and wife, Janine of Key West, FL and daughter, Diane M. Beatty and husband, Mark, of Manchester; sister, Ruth Warfield of Westminster; grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.

Marlene F. Krebs, 77, passed away October 10 in Hanover. She was the wife of the late James R. Krebs, Sr. Marlene is survived by sons, Jack E. Long and his wife, Darlene, and Randy M. Long and his wife, Lori, all of Hanover, and Joseph M. Ragusa and his wife, Marilyn of Reading; and stepchildren, Susan L. Stanbaugh of New Windsor, MD, Beth L. Walker of York, and Jim R. Krebs, Jr., of Stewartstown; grandchidren; great-grandchildren; ; brother, Jim Lomax and his wife, Carol of Renova; and ;sister, Margaret Hollomon and her husband, George of Columbus, OH.

Barbara A. McDonough, 84, passed away October 13 at Hanover Hall. She was the wife of the late Martin A. McDonough. Barbara is survived by children, Patricia A. McDonough, Brookhaven, Ben McDonough, Manheim, and Maureen Cleveland and husband Danny, Walkersville; grandchildren, Alex, Peter and Madeleine Johnston, Nicholas, John and Lauren McDonough, Shelby and Patrick Cleveland; and longtime best friend, Michelle "Mike" Wertheim.

Mary Notich, 90, of Sykesville, formerly of Gettysburg, passed away October 8 at Carroll Hospice Dove House. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Notich. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cindalee Notich of Sykesville; grandsons, Nicholas E. Notich of Seymour, IN and Eric D. Notich of Sykesville; siblings, Madge Jereb of Cleveland, OH, Joseph Plishka of Jacksonville, FL, Steven Plishka of Port Richey, FL and Charles Plishka of Summerhill, PA; and nieces and nephews.

Katherine Teresa Perrera, age 82, of Sykesville, passed away October 8 at the home of her daughter in Sykesville. She was the wife of the late William Henry Perrera. Katherine is survived by her children and their spouses; Regina Perrera Wells and Marvin Wells of Dundalk, William Anthony "Tony" and Margaret Perrera of Baltimore and Katherine Perrera Sanzone and Frank Sanzone of Sykesville, grandchildren; Frank Calabrese, III, Michael Perrera, Christopher Calabrese, Angela Perrera and Nicholas Sanzone and great-grandchildren; Carmen, Cash, Allysa, Anthony and Sophia.

Ethel (Thompson) Pressel, 93, passed away October 14 at Transitions Healthcare in Gettysburg. She was the wife of the late Aaron L. Pressel, Sr. Ethel is survived by a son, Aaron L. Pressel, Jr. and his wife Florence of New Chester; granddaughters, Amy Emig, Beth Kaiser, Christy Laughman, Julie Pressel and Jennie Wolf; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Nancy Darlene Ramsey, 73, wife of the late Neil H. Ramsey, passed away October 14 at York Hospital. She is survived by children, Joan R. Ramsey of Doylesburg, Kimberly A. Fields and her husband Michael of New Oxford, and Jonathan N. Ramsey and his wife Melissa of Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren Tyler Fields, Cameron Fields, Jacob Ramsey and Cole Ramsey; sisters, Wanda McMahon and Janie Spicer; and brother, John H. Eby, Jr.

Jordan K. Rang, 22, passed away October 13. He was the son of Craig P. and Georgia K. (Welder) Rang of East Berlin. Jordan is survived by brothers, Hunter and Alex Rang, both of East Berlin; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Ruth Welder of Grampian, PA; paternal grandparents, Jacqueline Hagarman of Hanover, and Richard Rang and his wife, Barbara of Bloxom, VA; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Lisa Marie Cool Reed, 50, of New Windsor, MD passed away October 9 at her home. She was the wife of the late Calvin Reed. Lisa is survived by son, Joshua Brown of Frederick; siblings, Francis Cool and wife Linda of East Berlin, Charles Cool and wife Cora Mae of Emmitsburg, Mary Jane Fuss and husband James of Thurmont, Rita McGonigal and husband Robert of Littlestown, Ronald Cool and wife Charlotte of Fairfield, David Cool of Emmitsburg, Linda Stonesifer and husband Walter of Taneytown, Richard Cool and wife Phyllis of Emmitsburg, Nancy Haines of Fairfield, Deborah Cool of Emmitsburg, and Michael Cool and wife Susan of Emmitsburg; grandchildren, Jordan Charles David Brown, Ryleigh Lee Brown, Bobby William Stouffer, and Jacauri Sincere Stewart; and nieces and nephews.

Dale F. Renaut, 63, passed away October 14 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was a son of Regina Hertz Renaut of Hanover and the late Francis B. Renaut. Dale is also survived by brother, David Renaut and his wife, Donna of Abbottstown; sisters, Patricia L. Renaut and Joanne E. Small, both of Hanover; nephews, Justin and Brian Small; nieces, Allison Lewis and her husband, JC, and Kristin and Megan Renaut; and great-niece, Emma Lewis.

Brenda L. Shaeffer, 73, passed away October 15 at her home. She was the wife of Samuel D. Shaeffer. Brenda is survived by sons, Bryon Shaeffer and wife, Anna, and Jeffrey Shaeffer and wife, Jessica, all of Hanover; and grandchildren, Tara, Sydney, and Trystan Shaeffer.

Sharon Faye Somers, 63, of Westminster, passed away October 10 at home. She was the wife of Danny F. Somers. Sharon is survived by children Tina Palmisano of Littlestown, Dana Somers of York Springs, and Michael Somers of Littlestown; brothers Michael and David Howe; sisters Patricia Howe, Doris Miller, Daphine Hayworth, Vicki Browning, Gloria Jean Riepma, Debbie Holter and Aprylle Graham; grandchildren Kori, Anthony, Brad, Amber, Brandi, Heath, and McKenzie; and nieces and nephews.

Marlyn W. Spahr, 74, passed away on October 11 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Janet M. (Bucher) Spahr. Marlyn is survived by son, Todd Spahr of Spring Grove and companion, Gina Boogher; daughter, Nancy Stough and companion, Robert Mauk of Dover; grandson, Ryan Stough; and sister, Charlotte Carbaugh.

Joan P. Stock, 82, of York, passed away October 5. Surviving is her daughter Kathy Loudenslager.

Walter Roy Strine, 55, of Hanover, passed away October 14 at Hanover Hospital. He was the husband of Jacqueline E. (Dickinson) Strine. Surviving in addition to his wife are sons: Cory Strine & wife, Melissa, of Hanover; Keith M. Strine & Kelly Maynard of Wesminster and Colby E. Strine & Tina Click of Manchester;  grandchildren: Courtney & Slater Strine, Zachary Lippy and Jacob & Nathan Bauerlien; brothers: Butch Strine of FL and Bobby and Jimmy Stine; and sisters: Debbie Dayton of Finksburg and Delores Green of FL.

Paul L. Strite, 57, husband of Janet L. Strite, passed away October 8 at his home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by Janet's daughter, Crystal Wyman of Lebanon; sisters: Karen Byers and her husband, Gary of St. Thomas, Wilma Brown and her husband, Steve of Burnt Cabins, Violet Summers and her husband, Wayne of Mercersburg, Denise Angle and her husband, Jeffrey of Chambersburg and Ada Price and her husband, Randy of Shade Gap; brother, Orville Strite, Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Greencastle; and nieces and nephews.

William “Ken” Thompson passed away October 9 at his home in Westminster. He is survived by many dear and loving friends.

Vernon C. Wolfe, 88, passed away in his home October 8. He was the husband of Florence M. Hoke. Also surviving are daughters, Brenda and son-in-law, Mahlen Petry of York Springs, Alice Bair of Timberville, VA, Melody and son-in-law, Thomas Hartman of Columbia, and Ruthanne and son-in-law, Martin Chamelin of Westminster; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.