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Obituaries

Elnora B. Alveberg, passed away September 19. She was the wife of James Alveberg.

Lois Hill Belt, 78, of Hampstead, passed away September 20 at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. She was the wife of the late H. LeRoy Belt. Lois is survived by children, Neal (Janice) Belt of Pittsboro, NC, Kevin and Bethina Belt, both of Hampstead; grandchildren, Lauren, Ethan and Kenny; great-grandchildren, Aryan and Priya; and siblings, James Malone and Beatrice Butler, both of Manchester, Bobbie Jean Yelton of Westminster, and Sharon Walker of Spring Grove.

Margie Ann Bilger, 63, of Hampstead, passed away September 19 at the Golden Living Center. She is survived by her husband, Edward W. Bilger; children, Eric Eckard of Westminster, Jason Eckard of Taneytown and Margie A. Eckard of Westminster; sisters, Joyce Hamilton of Westminster and Vicky Williams of Missouri; brother, Rick Seipp of Morristown, NJ; stepchildren, Holly L. Bilger of Indiana, Sherry L. Bilger of Parkton and Patrick W. Bilger of Arizona; and grandchildren.

Janet May Little Bill, 83, of New Oxford, passed away September 18 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. She is survived by her husband, Gary R. Bill; sister, Dorothy L. Clow of Utica, NY; children, Gary F. (Suzanne) Bill of Yorktown, VA, Janet B. (George) Martin of Middletown, MD, and Barbara B. (Paul) Pinocci of Herndon, VA; grandchildren, Scott Bill, Karen Thomas, Michelle DiOrio, Janet Brandenburg, Katherine Menso, Carson Hafer, Hannah Pinocci and Connor Pinocci; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Bill and Mary Harriett Bill.

Orville Clifford Bowersox, Jr., 91, passed away September 18. He was the husband of Eleanor Jane Nettleship Bowersox, and father of Christine Elisabeth of Frederick, MD, and Karl Robert of Cumberland, MD.

Joseph “Joey” S. Boyle, 41 of Hagerstown, formerly of Mt. Airy, passed away September 15. He was the son of William E. Boyle, Sr. and Sandra Lee (Hill) Boyle, and the husband of Cindy Leigh (Coleburn) Boyle. Also surviving are daughters, Kaleigh and Erin, and son, Ethan, all of Hagerstown; brother, William E. (Tammy) Boyle of Damascus; nephew, Zack; and uncle, Butch.

Yvonne Lee “Bonnie” (Benton) Brown, 84, of Felton, PA, passed away September 19 at York Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas Henry Brown. Also surviving are children, Daryl L. (Richard) LaVey of Florida, Robin D. (Michael) Sabo of Westminster, Melvin J. (Jean) Sanders III of Westminster; stepchildren, William M. (Tammy) Brown of Blairsville, GA, Raymond A. (Dawn) Brown of Zephyrhills, FL; grandchildren, Shane H. LaVey, Jennifer L. Saxton, Brenden R. Sanders, Marisa E. Sanders; stepgrandchildren, Thomas H. Brown, Rebecca C. Brown, Laci N. Brown, Aryanna L. Brown; great-grandchildren, Thomas E. LaVey, Gabriel R. LaVey, and Michael C. Saxton.

Verne M. Busler, Jr., MD, 86, of Hanover, passed away September 14 at Spiritrust Lutheran-The Village at Utz Terrace. He was preceded by his first wife, Janet R. Busler. Surviving are his wife, Betty Topper Busler; children, Michael (Angela) Busler of Inverness, FL, David V. (Deborah) Busler and Steven J. Busler, both of York; grandchildren, John, Patrick, Katharine, Rachel, Michelle, Elizabeth, Paul, Marcy and Travis; great-grandchildren; and stepchildren and their families, Dennis Topper of Richmond, VA, Troy Topper of Alexandria, VA, Lori Toth of East Berlin and Kimberly Birgensmith of Hanover.

Robert Anthony Carneval, Sr., 90, of Sykesville, passed away September 16. He was the husband of Virginia Rose (Testi) Carneval, and father of Diane (Mike) McCauley of Knoxville, TN, Sherri (Lacy) Reaver of Sykesville, Liz (Dave) Colfelt of Westminster, and Bob (Teresa) Carneval of Sykesville. Also surviving are grandchildren, Greg, Jill, Megan, Jonathan, Melissa, Adam, David, Kristen, Scott and Katie; great-grandchildren; brothers, Daniel, John and James, all of Erie, PA; and sister, Joanne King of Arizona.

Lorraine E. (Kennedy) Chronister, 72, of York Springs, passed away September 19 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Chester E. “Chet” Chronister Jr. Lorraine is survived by sons, Wade J. (Deborah) Chronister, and Jason B. Chronister, both of York Springs; granddaughters, Kayla I. Chronister and Abigail M. Chronister, both of York Springs; brothers, William Kennedy of East Berlin, and Wendell Kennedy of York Springs; and sister, Vivian Schoffstall of York Springs.

Jane L. Cromer, 89, passed away September 12 at Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Home, Hanover. She was the widow of Theron G. ‘Reds’ Cromer. Jane is survived by sister, Mildred Norris of Huntingdon; stepsons, Mike Cromer of Hanover, Kelly Cromer of Punta Gorda, FL; nephew, Robert (Sandy) Norris of Huntingdon; niece, Susie Little of New Oxford; great-niece, Amanda Norris; and great-nephew, Zachary Norris.

Kathleen May Thomas Crum, 92, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, passed away September 20 at the Thornwald Home in Carlisle. She was the widow of Glenn M. Crum. Katie is survived by brothers, Earl (Joanne) Thomas of Gaithersburg, MD, and Roy (Jean) Thomas of Gettysburg; sister, Betty (Robert) Shyrock of Indiana; nephews and nieces.

Joyce C. Dettinburn, 68, of Biglerville, passed away September 18 at the Chambersburg Hospital. She was the daughter of Dorothy J. (Hockenberry) Ferrell of Newville, and the late Lester T. Ferrell. Joyce is also survived by daughter, Shannon N. Dettinburn of Biglerville; sister, Teresa K. (Barry) Coffey of Shippensburg; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Irene Rita Divver, of Hanover,  passed away September 15. Surviving are children, Donald A. Divver, Irene M. (Patrick) O’Brien, Norine (David) Henrie; grandchildren, Donnie and Matthew Divver, Kelly and Conor O’Brien, Samantha (Benjamin) Thompson and Travis and Michael Henrie; and siblings, Mary Ann Winter, Helen Washabaugh, Gene, David, Donald, and George Evans.

John H. Doll, Jr., 74, of Brogue, passed away September 19 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy. He was the husband of Pauline V. (Dubs) Doll. Also surviving are daughters, Leesa A. (Daniel) Hazelett of Hanover and Kathlene C. (Alex) Zeigler of York; grandchildren, Cordin Schwartz, Hope Schwartz, Hayden Hazelett, Talan Miller, Benjamin Zeigler, and Ryleigh Zeigler; sisters, Norma Myers of Dillsburg, Doris Yeager of York and Darlene Cole of Glen Rock; and brothers, Dale E. Doll of Glen Rock and Burnell R. Doll of Glenville.

Golda L. Feeser, 91, passed away July 23 in Milton, FL. Survivors include her husband, John; children, Susan (Walt) Schumann, John (Janet) Feeser, and Sandra Hauer; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Patrick Harley Floyd, 28, of Hanover, passed away September 17. He was the son of John W. Floyd and Jane Miller Floyd of Newport, WA. Also surviving are siblings, John M. (Beth) Floyd of Germantown, MD, and Karin A. Floyd (Kevin Anderson) of Firestone, CO; his significant other, Marissa Hemler of Hanover; aunts and uncles.

Gordon George Gall, 59, of Delta, PA, passed away September 16 at his home. He was the son of Gloria Elaine Gall of Gettysburg, and the late David Carl Gall. Also surviving are brother, Conrad (Karla) Gall of Independence, WV; niece, Julie (Kevin)  Delaplain of Grafton, WV; nephew, Caleb Gall of Thornton, WV; and great-nephew, Camden Delaplain.

Richard A. Gregory, 87, of Littlestown, passed away September 16. He was the husband of the late Selma Gregory. Surviving are stepdaughter, Louise Cain; grandsons and great-grandchildren.

Nancy A. (Sipling) Grim, 75, passed away September 19 at Golden Living Center in Gettysburg. She is survived by son, Kenneth E. Grim, Jr., of New Oxford; daughters, Peggy J. Fritz and Tracy L. Williams, both of New Oxford; grandchildren; great-grandson; sisters, Gloria Soullaird and Ruth Hockensmith; and brothers, William, Harvey, Lou, Sterling and Kenneth Sipling.

David Allen Hargett, 75, of Gettysburg, passed away September 20 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth (Pelaia) Hargett.Also surviving are daughter, Beth M. Davies of Frederick, MD; son, David M.Hargett of McDonald, OH; sister, Lorraine (Donald) Patterson, and brother, Marshall (Mary) Hargett, both of Beaver Falls, PA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joanne (Robert) Mentz of Beaver Falls, PA, Joseph (Yvonne) Pelaia of Gaithersburg, MD, and Linda Kay (Steve)  Collins of Salt Lake City, UT; granddaughters, Danielle M. Riley and Emilia R. Grant; nieces and nephews.

Betty V. Harner, 92, of Gettysburg, passed away September 19 at the Gettysburg Hospital. She was the wife of Burnell F. Harner. Betty is also survived by sisters, Anna Riley and Jane Green, and brother, Robert S. Riley, all of Gettysburg; nieces and nephews.

Allen G. Hartlaub, 81, of Hanover, passed away September 17 at his home. He was the husband of Gloria L. (Topper) Hartlaub. Also surviving are children, Steven (Michelle) Hartlaub of Spring Grove, Lori Hartlaub, and Elaine (Joe) Rife, both of Hanover, and Jeffrey (Lisa) Hartlaub of New Oxford; grandchildren, Kayla, Kasi, Crystal, Greg, Justin, Brady and Kori; great-grandchildren, Nate and Genna; and brothers, Roy Hartlaub of Virginia, Ray Hartlaub of North Carolina, William Hartlaub of Texas and Dean Hartlaub of Hanover.

Edward Elmer Johnson, 92, passed away September 17 in Georgetown, DE. He was the husband of the late Helen Edna Johnson. Surviving are daughter, Janeen (Stan) Neal of Georgetown, DE; granddaughter, Ashlyn Lippy; and great-grandchildren, Jazmine and Krista Sheldon.

Carl Henry Kracke, 75, of Randallstown, passed away September 15. He was the husband of Geraldine (Belcher) Kracke. Also surviving are daughter, Brenda L. (David) Pond of New Windsor; son, Carl H. (Belinda) Kracke, Jr. of Westminster; brother, Fulton Kracke of Princess Anne, MD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Paul M. Krieger, 89, of Abbottstown, passed away September 19 at the Brethren Home. He was the husband of the late Alice D. (Feltz) Krieger. Paul is survived by sons, Ronald A. (Nadine) Krieger, and Neal P. (Debbie) Krieger and wife Debbie, both of East Berlin; grandchildren, Jeffrey Krieger, April Bolton, Lori Myers, and Jeremy Krieger; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Makensey, Autumn, Jared, Brady, Emma, and Brayden.

Frank V. Kulczak, 91, of Hanover, passed away September 14 at his home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith. Surviving are his wife, Christine J. (Shuster) Kulczak; children, Frank M. (Jeanne) Kulczak, Hanover, Nancy (Rob) Wrigley, Maryland, and Matthew Kulczak, Pennsylvania; sister, Emma Zider, and sister-in-law, Rosemary Kulczak, both of Pennsylvania; brother-in-law, Bill Kolberg, Maryland; grandsons, Nickolas Kulczak, and Eric and Will Wrigley; cousins, nieces and nephews.

William R. “Bill” Lowe, 77, passed away September 12. His wife, Sharyn Harrold Lowe, preceded him in death. William is survived by daughters, Michelle (Joe) Soler and Allison (Banning) Reed; grandchildren, Will Soler, Aidan Reed, Leo Soler, and Charlotte Reed; sister, Judy Lowe Metz; nieces and nephews.

Knox LaWayne Massengale, 76, of New Oxford, passed away in his home September 6. He was predeceased by his wife Charlotte (Price) Massengale. Knox is survived by daughters, Kimberly (Donald) Emlet, Deborah (Steve) Travers, and Deanna Massengale; sisters, Sonja, Betty, Margie and Judy; grandchildren, Nathan (Joy) Emlet, Michael Emlet, Stephen Travers, Rebecca Travers, Tate (Isabella) Emlet and Liam Travers; and great-grandchildren, Grace Murray, Hallie Murray, Lyric Emlet and Florence Emlet.

Royal George Mattoon, 74, of Sykesville, MD, passed away at his home September 13. He was the husband of Patricia Lynn Dukett Mattoon. Royal Royal is also survived by brother, Floyd (Linda) Mattoon; sister, Edith (David) Reed; daughters, Elizabeth (Donald Jr.) Wheatley, Lisa (Joe) Pratt, Rebecca (John) Rowley; grandchildren, Nathan, Jessica, Lydia, Jenna, Madeleine and Samantha; andextended family.

Raymond K. Miles, Jr., passed away September 17. He was the husband of Concetta Vinci Miles. Also surviving are children, Raymond L. (Jane) Miles of Eldersburg, Concetta M. (William) Busick of Wardsboro, VT, Robert J. Miles of Baltimore City, Carolyn A. Miles of Owings Mills, and Charles W. Miles (Pam Hahn) of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, R. Christopher Foxwell, Ann M. Miles, Patrick D. Foxwell, Angelina R. Saunders, Kimberly A. Gresh, Elizabeth Brown, Carleen M. Busick, and Katherine R. Miles; and great-grandchildren, Nicole M. Dunn, Ryan Evans, Raylee M. Higgins, and Ethan T. Gresh.

John Robert Moul, 96, of Hanover, passed away September 19 at home. He was the widow of M. Betty (Mummert) Moul. John is survived by son, Ronald L. Moul; grandchildren, Chris Therit, Timothy Therit (Wanda Miller), Angela (Steven) Manifold and Spencer (Vani) Moul; great- grandchildren; and siblings, Roger and Mabel.

Charles “Gene” Eugene Myers, 84, of Westminster, passed away September 18 at the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Westminster.  He was the husband of Joan Ford Myers. Gene is also survived by son, Ed Myers of Severn, MD; daughters, Suzanne (Michael) Kane of Finksburg, Patty Wall of Finksburg, Beth (Leon) Mensch of Kasilof, AK; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Patricia A. Nagle, 75, of Sykesville, passed away September 17 at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. She is survived by her husband, Conrad Nagle; children, Shawn Nagle of Naples, FL, and Jennifer (Tony) LeCompte of Woolford, MD; grandchildren, Alex and Stephen; brothers, Charles, David, and Mike; sister, Betty Curtiss; nieces and nephews.

Edith Stocksdale Nuse, 99, of Hanover, and formerly of Hampstead, passed away September 21. She was the wife of the late William Edward Nuse. Surviving are nieces, Sharon Kelley of Hanover, and Sharon Chilcoat of Westminster; nephew, Maurice Good of Westminster; step-daughter, JoAnn Leutner of Florida and other nieces and nephews.

Ken Alan Owens, 51, of Manchester, passed away September 18 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was the husband of Babette L’Ecuyer Owens. Also surviving are son, Ken Alan Owens, Jr. of Manchester; daughter, Danielle Owens of Manchester; brothers, John T. (Brenda) Owens, Wayne (Dottie) Owens , both of Manchester, and Jamie Lamb of Reisterstown; mother-in-law, Elaine L’Ecuyer of Ocean View, DE; and grandchildren, Laynie and Lance Janocha.

Leroy S Prediger, 85, of Westminster, passed away September 19 at Seasons Hospice. He was the husband of the late Doris Prediger. Leroy is survived by daughter, Gail (Phillip) Sexton of Westminster; grandchildren, Katherine, Elizabeth, Ryan, Kristen and Freddy IV; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Isabella, Olivia, Alexandra, Luke, Jordan, Alyssa, Cameron and Freddy V; and brother, Howard Ilgenfritz.

Walter A. Redding, 50, of Littlestown, passed away September 21 at his home. He was the son of Thelma (Knight) Redding of Littlestown and the late Rodney J. Redding. Also surviving are daughter, Jennifer N. Redding, and son, Christopher A. Redding, both of Abbottstown; grandchildren, Trenton O’Neal and Landon Redding; brothers, Wayne A. (Lorrie) Redding of Littlestown, Richard L. Redding of McSherrystown, and Rodney (Bea) Redding of Taneytown; sisters, Diane Bair (John Rockafellow), and Christine Redding, both of Littlestown; his former wife, DeeDee A. Fuhrman of Abbottstown; nieces and nephews.

Roy L. “Bo” Rhodes, 46, of Spring Grove, passed away September 17 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was the son of Catherine C. Henry Rhodes of Hanover and the late Carl J. Rhodes. Bo is also survived by children, Joshua Bo Rhodes of Spring Grove, Tiffany Saleh of Melbourne, Australia, and Scott Little of Dover; grandchildren, Emmi Rhodes, Damien Kessler, Mackenzie Moody, Ruby Rose Saleh, MJ Saleh, and Easton Saleh; siblings, Susan Rohrer, Charles Rhodes, Carl Rhodes, Rachel Maddox, Catherine Nye, Douglas Rhodes, and Bernadette Mummert.

Betty M. Ridgley, 88, passed away September 19 at Lorien Assisted Living, Mount Airy, MD. She was the wife of the late Allan G. Browning and the late Carlton W. Ridgley. Surviving are stepson, Donald C. (Susan) Ridgley of Alabama; stepgrand-children, Kennith (Rose) Ridgley of Arizona, Diane (Jason) Vitas of Ohio; great-grandchildren; sister, Norma J. (JR) Ramsburg of Thurmont; nephew, J. Ray (Holley) Ramsburg; nieces Eleanor Mouser, Nancy Grimes and other nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and -nephews; and cousins.

Jessica Rudolph (Baublitz), 39, of Reisterstown, passed away September 21. She was the daughter of Robert and Phyllis Rudolph of Reisterstown. Also surviving are son, Ronald Baublitz, Jr. of Randallstown; brother, James W. Rudolph of North Texas; sister, Elizabeth A. (James) Phillips of Eldersburg; nephew, Samuel Phillips; and niece, Lia Phillips.

Laura Elizabeth Conrey Shultz Scott, 100, passed away September 20. She was the widow of Rev. George Shultz and James R. Scott, Sr. Laura is survived by niece, Barbara Erickson; nephew, John; stepson, Robert T. (Carolyn) Scott; stepdaughter, Sarah (Dennis) Totten; stepgrandchildren, Allison (Greg) Gladden of Taneytown, David (Anne) Scott of Rockville, Andrew Ingalls of Westminster, Suzanne Scott (Lee) of Winter Garden, FL, Laura (Jason) Broadhead of Huntersville, NC, Bradley Thompson of Shippensburg, Alicia Thompson of Hagerstown; great-grandchildren; cousin, Thelma Conrey of Catonsville and other cousins.

Ruby I. (Gutshall) Shellenberger, 91, of New Oxford, formerly of Spring Grove, passed away September 15 at Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of LaRue S. Shellenberger. Ruby is also survived by brother, Jack (Andi) Gutshall of Enola; nieces and nephews.

Betty J. “Judy” Sparks passed away September 17. She was the wife of Loring “Bud” Sparks, Sr. Also surviving are children, Betsy (John) Kraemer, Ted (Marilyn) Sparks and Scott David (Melissa) Sparks; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara Ann Stefl, 74, of Taneytown, passed away September 15 at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Stefl. Surviving are sons, Patrick (Heather) Stefl of Stafford, VA, and Marc Stefl of Taneytown; and grandsons, Dylan and Jack.

Jordan M. Taylor, 27, of Hanover, passed away September 18 at home. He was the son of Brian E. and Connie M. (Shaffer) Taylor of Hanover.Jordan is also survived by daughter, Aubrey Taylor; brother, Justin of Hanover; paternal grandparents, Jack and Loretta Taylor of Hanover; and maternal grandmother, Janice Shaffer of Glen Rock.

Margaret Mary Taylor, 100, of Westminster, passed away September 21 at Carroll Lutheran Village. She was the wife of the late George Monroe Taylor, Sr. Margaret is survived by children, Betty Nunnally of Hampstead, Louise (Charles) Roberts of Owings Mills, Eleanor Wallace of Reisterstown, Wilson (Marie) Taylor of Owings Mills, Robert L. (Linda) Taylor of Finksburg; brothers, Joe Zeller of Parkton and Andy Zeller of Pasadena; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Robert L. Walters, 66, of New Oxford, passed away September 18 at the Gettysburg Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon A. (Waters) Walters. Robert is also survived by children, Betsy (Melvin) Seitz of Freeland, MD, Tracey Cooper of Hampstead, Robert Walters of Kennett, MO, and Marci Cross of Gettysburg; grandsons, Matthew Cooper of Laurel, MD, and Michael Cooper, Andrew Cooper, Joshua Dudlext, all of Hampstead; and great-grandson, Garrett Walters.

Donna M. (Gettys) Warfel, 82, passed away September 17 at Pleasant Acres Nursing Home in York. She is survived by daughters, Kathy (Doug) Jackson of Seven Valleys, Teresa Miller of Hanover and Julie (Mike) Riordan of East York; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Darlene) Senft; and sister, Kay (Darius) Firestone.

Robert Wheeler Warfield, 82 of Westminster, passed away September 15 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. Surviving are son, Edward Fisher; daughters, Sherry (John) Dolan, Zelda Roane, and Kim (Robert) Montgomery; brother, Samuel Warfield; grandchildren, Christopher, Sean, Kelly and Dakota; nieces and nephews.

Rosie May Wheeler, 69, of Glenville, passed away September 20 at her home. She was the wife of the late Gary Brent “Whitey” Wheeler, Sr. Surviving are sons, David L. (Linda) Wheeler of Crystal River, FL, Harry R. (Misty) Wheeler of Glenville; daughter, Kathy L. (Bryant) Mann of Hampstead; brothers, John Lawrence Turnbaugh of Marysville, PA, and Steven Walter Turnbaugh of Hanover; grandchildren, Bryant (Kim) Mann, Brittany Palmer, April (Jerry) Howell, Stephanie Wheeler, Madilyn Wheeler and Harrison Wheeler; and great-grandchildren, Ivy, Jamison, Jacob, Owen, Taylor, Jonathan, Tyler, Ziva and Samantha.

Yvonne M. “Bugs” Wilhide, 56, of Spring Grove, passed away September 18 at the Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of Dennis M. Wilhide. Also surviving are children, Jessica (Mark) Prather of Hanover and Timothy Foreman of New Oxford; stepchildren, Jackie Wilhide of York, Michael (Niley) Wilhide of Dover Air Force Base, DE, Helen (Alan) Jones of York and Dennis Wilhide, Jr. of California; grandchildren, Lilliane, Noah, Abigail, Anna, Sierra, Maria, Alexander, Lyla, Makaylie, Shane, Cole and Ray-siana; brothers, Dwain (Susan) Smith, Allen (Lisa) Smith, and Mark S. (Carol) Smith III, all of Hanover, and Christopher (Christina) Smith of Fairfield; brothers-in-law, Tom (Julie) Goff of Hanover and Gary (Janet) Wilhide of York; sister-in-law, Elizabeth (William) Manning of Red Lion; nieces and nephews.