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Obituaries

Barbara Adams, 99, of Williamstown, passed away August 20. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley R. Adams. Surviving are daughters, Rochelle (Bill) Bond, Williamstown, Berdine (Larry) Schwalm, Coopersburg, Carol Walker, Annville, Audrey Messner, Williamstown, and Gwen (Keith) Leuschner, Williamstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Jean M. “Jeanie” Bennetch, 73, of Cleona, passed away August 14 at her residence. She was the wife of the late George D. Bennetch. Jean is survived by daughter, Jill M. (Troy W.) Bryce of Matthews, NC; and grandchildren, Natalie, Kyle and Mitchell.

Babette S. Brown, 53, of Pine Grove, passed away August 17 at home. She was a daughter of Eleanor Prange Hafer, Fredericksburg, and the late Lewis Hafer. Also surviving are her husband, Donald E. Brown, Jr.; son, Donald E. Brown III, Pine Grove; daughter, Rachel L. Brown, Pine Grove; sisters, Kathy Renick and Lisa Hartman, both of Lebanon, and Laurie Maurer, Massachusetts.

Lee H. Conklin, 37, Lebanon, passed away August 15. He was the son of Heidi M. Peffley Hamada and Harold E. Conklin, both of Lebanon. Lee is also survived by children, Faith Conklin, Lee H. Conklin, Jr., both of Lebanon; brother, Brian (Amy Jo) Conklin of Bethel; sister, Amanda Conklin of Lebanon and fiancé, Cortney Williams, Lebanon.

Lewis F. Demler, Jr., 73, of Denver, passed away August 19 at his residence. He was the husband of Debra S. (Sedinger) Demler. Lewis is also survived by daughter, Roberta L. Demler of Columbia; siblings, Frederick R. (Linda) Demler of Washington Crossing, Candace Rakow of Burlingame, CA, Cheryl A. (Donald) Discuillo of Lebanon, and Thomas (Wynanne) Demler of Lebanon.

Elizabeth “Cass” Donmoyer, 80, of Lebanon, passed away August 15 at her home. Surviving are husband, Kenneth R. Donmoyer; daughter, Linda Lee Deimler; grandchild, Ashley (Lester) Moll; brothers, Charlie Shutter, Paul Shutter; sisters, Anna Hirshbock, Mary Hartman, Barbara Donmoyer, Betty Lou Hughes, Donna Rhen, Debi Reitz, Diane Eisenhauer; nieces and nephews.

Glenn I. Ebling, of Cleona, passed away at home August 17. He is survived by his wife, Linda F. Boushell Ebling; sons, Jeffrey S. Ebling of Lebanon, Jonathan G. Ebling of Reading; brother, David (Mary Lou) Ebling of Kutztown; aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Helen M. (Kintzer) Fahringer, 85, of Myerstown, passed away August 19 at StoneRidge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Allen Fahringer. Helen is survived by son, Ricky L. Kintzer of Muncy; and stepdaughter, Pennye (Bill) Hibbs of Waynesboro.

Kathryn May Hammes, 96, of Fredericksburg, passed away August 12 at Spang Crest. She was the wife of the late Myron H. Hammes. Kathryn is survived by son, John M. (Andray)Hammes of Grantville; daughter, Cynthia (Louis) Cardi of Glenmoore; sister, Mary E. McNabb of Jackson Springs, NC; and grandchildren, Zachary Hammes, Bethany Hammes, Ashton Cardi and Marco Cardi.

Gertrude Schwartz Harrison, 97, of Tower City, passed away August 20 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Harrison. Surviving are daughter, Donna Harrison (Gerald Emison); son, Douglas (Jennifer) Harrison; grandchildren, Abigail (Joseph) Emison, William Harrison, Shannon (Michael) Kempinski, Patrick Harrison, Steven Harrison and Colin Harrison; great-grandchildren, Grace, Seamus and Amelia Emison.

Douglas Stanley Haughton, Sr., 81, of Palmyra, passed away August 15. He was the husband of Nancy Brewin Haughton. Also surviving are children, Nancy Thomas of Georgia, Douglas S. (Vivian C.) Haughton, Jr., Palmyra, Warren W. (Teresa L.) Haughton, Kentucky, Allen E. (Julie) Haughton, Ohio, and Mary L. (John D.) Baxter III, Virginia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, John (Connie) Haughton, Virginia; nieces and nephews.

Harold I. “Spike” Jones, 87, of Hegins, passed away August 20 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He is survived by his wife, Esther Stiely Jones. Harold is also survived by son, Robert (Vicki) Jones, Gratz; grandchildren, Spencer Jones and Whitney Jones; sisters, Arlene Clark and Joyce Kahler; brothers, Ronald Jones and Mark Jones.

David Brent Kase, 82, of Palmyra, passed away at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center on August 15. He was the husband of Carol L. Bickerton Kase. Also surviving are son, David Jr.; grandchildren, Scott Miller, Kayleigh Kase, and Jensen Kase; great-grandson, Brayden Miller; and sister, Lois Wyle.

Lois J. Keiter, of Palmyra, passed away August 17 at Columbia Cottage. She was the wife of the late James Marcus Keiter. Surviving are children, Jeffrey A. Keiter, Barbara A. Keiter, Joan L. Keiter, and Carol A. Keiter; daughter-in-law, Mary E. Collins; son-in-law, Graeme Cowen; sister-in-law, Gerry Johns; grandchildren, Thomas C. Keiter, Megan K. Keiter, Charles W. Low, Andrew J. Low, and Carolyn B. Low; step-grandchildren, Stacey E. Heiner and Christopher Michael Heiner; nephews, Thomas Keiter, James Keiter, David Keiter, John Keiter, Kenneth Johns and Thomas Johns; and great-grandsons, Carter Low and Dennis Low.

Joseph M. Lantz, 68, of Annville, passed away August 13 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Darlene A. Richmond Lantz. Also surviving are stepdaughters, Lori (Dino) Faiola of Palmyra, Aimee (Randy) Brandt of Lebanon; sister, Shirley (Adam) Seiders of Lebanon; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Francis J. “Frank” Lashinsky, 91, of Cornwall , passed away August 14 at Cornwall Manor. He was the husband of Dorothy (Byrne) Lashinsky. He is also survived by children, James Lashinsky, Mary Lashinsky, Jeanne Engle; grandchildren, great grandchildren and sister, Florence Larrousse.

Marlin D. “Hank” Lehman, 82, of Pine Grove, passed away August 18 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are his wife, Joan M. Snyder Lehman; sons, Steven (Linda) Lehman, Pottsville, and Brian Lehman (Kenneth Weaver), Enola; daughters, Barbara (Tim) Savidge, Pine Grove, and Debra (Chris) Drain, Elysburg; grandchildren, Michelle Lovoto, Tim Savidge, Jr., Alyssa Savidge, Danyel Lehman, Kade (Steve) Albertini, Dylan Lehman, Daniel (Dana) Drain, and Anthony Drain; and stepgreat-grandchild, Sarah Pepe.

Janis M. Lerchen, 83, of Annville, passed away August 19 in Countryside Christian Community, N. Annville Twp. Surviving are son, Mark G. (Deb) Lerchen of Annville; daughter, Karen M. Lerchen of Annville; sister, Lorraine Koons of Cleona; and grandchildren, Karla, Chrisi, Emma, and Travis.

Phyllis A. Leskowsky, 72, of Tower City, passed away August 20 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Talmadge and Tom Leskowsky. Surviving are son, Michael Talmadge; sister, Rose; brother, Larry; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lawrence Joseph Lucas, 77, of Reading, passed away August 17 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is survived by daughter, Alisa Lucas Weir; sons, Benjamin and Larry Lucas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Lucas of Hummelstown, Dale Lucas of San Antonio, TX, and Dennis Lucas of Folsom, CA.

Ruth Andes Mack, 87, of Cornwall, passed away August 16 in her home. She was the wife of Russell E. Mack.

Margaret A. Mann, 87, of Lebanon, passed away August 14 in the Lebanon Valley Home, Annville. She was the wife of the late Lloyd S. Mann. Surviving are daughters, Brenda (Rick) Viozzi of Palmyra, Pamela J. (Lawrance) Smith of Annville; sons, Gary A. Mann of Renova, Brian S. Mann of Palmyra; stepson, Kenneth R. (Lolita) Sutton of Spokane Valley, WA; brother, William Fields of Lebanon; sister, Lois Golembewski of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jennifer Bucher, Jamie Miller, Christopher Mann, Daniel Viozzi, Kyle Mann, Dustin Mann; great-grandchildren, Madison, Amelia, Marley, Morghan, McKenna, Chloe, Chasity; and great-great-granddaughters, Marina and Melanie.

Hattie M. “Pat” Mease, 80, passed away August 18 at Carolyn’s House, Harrisburg. Surviving are her husband, Edwin H. Mease; children, Jeffrey L. Mease, Rickey J. Mease, Beverly M. Mehalick, Beth A. Beaver and Scott N. Mease; sister, Vivian Danz; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Viola M. Noll, 90, of Kleinfeltersville, passed away August 15 in the Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Roy I. Noll. Viola is survived by son, Larry L. Noll and wife, Esther of Newmanstown.

Thomas M. Parker, 54, of Lebanon, passed away August 15.

Henry M. Reb, 91, of Lebanon, passed away August 15 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Reilly) Reb. Henry is also survived by children, Patrick (Debra) Reb, Sharon (Christopher) Heilman, Maryann (Thomas) DeAngelis, and Joan (Scott) Via; brother, Jacob; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Marie (Carpenter) Reigle, 97, of Campbelltown, passed away August 17 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emra V. Reigle. Beatrice is survived by son, Terry L. Reigle of Campbelltown.

Janet M. Reilly, of Lebanon, passed away August 18. She is survived by her husband, William S. Reilly, Sr.; children, William S. Reilly, Jr., Kerry Ann Reilly, Michael Reilly, Janine Zink, Kevin Reilly; grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Joan E.  (Heckard) Rump, 70, of Lebanon, passed away August 17 in Hershey. She is survived by significant other, Sterling Tobias; daughter, Lisa Border; grandchildren, Danielle M. Border and Adam L. Border; and great-grandson, Adam L. Border, Jr.

Carrie Irene Kauffman Bensinger Schovel, 96, formerly of Hegins, passed away August 21 at Polk Personal Care Center. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Bensinger, and her second husband, Stanley Schovel. Carrie is survived by son, James R. (Linda) Bensinger, Dublin, NH; sisters-in-law, Erma Kauffman and Mae Kauffman, Hegins; nieces and nephews.

Catherine M. Smith, 60, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away August 21 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Arline M. Straub, 89, passed away August 18 at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven. She was the widow of Walter F. Straub. Arline is survived by daughters, Carol (Guy) Degler and Deborah Straub, both of Schuylkill Haven; and sisters, Marion Cook, California, Joyce Ennis and Sandy Wise, both of North Carolina.

Paul V. Taposkie, 85, of Pine Grove, passed away August 18 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Earlosky Taposkie; daughters, Christine (Brian) Gorman, Schuylkill Haven, and Melissa (David) Mehle, Orwigsburg; grandchildren, Stephanie Lehman-Schaeffer, Guy Lehman, Matthew Lehman, Robert Allison III and Amanda Wessner; great-grandchildren, Chase, Matthew, Jack, Aiden, Emma and Aubree; brother-in-law, Aaron Earlosky; sister-in-law, Elsie Fragale; nieces and nephews.

Daniel J. Wenger, Jr., 83, of the Kindred Place, Annville, passed away August 14 at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the last of his immediate family.

Thomas G. Yergo, Lykens, passed away August 18 at home. He is survived by his companion, Jody Miller; nieces, Jeanne (Brian) Fox, and Joann (Rex) Hood; nieces-in-law, Deb and Kathy Hirsch; great-nephews, Nathan and Joshua Hollenbach; and great-great-nephews.