Harry 'Bob' Robert Arbogast, 77, formerly of Canton, Pa. and Hungry Horse, Mont., passed away Nov. 27 at StoneRidge Towne Centre, Myerstown. He is survived by a brother, Glen, husband of Pamela Arbogast of Westerville, Ohio; a sister, Sharon Bragg of New Hampshire; nieces and nephew.
James 'Jim' Edwin Bechtel, 78, Hershey, passed away Nov. 24. He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. (Hilbert) Bechte; a daughter, Debra Neidinger and husband James of Elizabethtown; a son, Kenneth L. Bechtel of Hershey; and siblings, Pearl Frantz, Robert Bechtel and wife Miriam, Leroy Bechtel and wife Jean, Sterling Bechtel and wife Dianne, and Edith Gordon and husband Harry.
Melva M. Bertolini, 83, formerly of Cressona, passed away Nov. 27 at Schuylkill Center. Melva was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Bertolini. She is survived by daughters, Tina Masoud, Pottsville, Terri McWhorter, Colorado, Cheryl Bertolini, New Hampshire, and Donna Szuflada, New York; brothers, Clarence Vidal, Friedensburg, Melvin Vidal, Pottsville, and Ronald Dietrich, Tamaqua; a sister, Shirley Adams, New Jersey; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Dr. Daniel A. Bomberger, 85, passed away Nov. 23 at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown. He was the husband of the late Gayle (Mendenhall) Bomberger. He is survived by a daughter, Carol, wife of Kenneth Wengert, Jr. of Gurnee, Ill.; and a son, Carl Bomberger of Lititz; grandchildren, Bryan and Alyson Wengert; brother, Harvey Bomberger of Myerstown; a niece and a nephew, and several cousins.
George Edward Boutselis, 85, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Nov. 28 at Rest Haven Nursing Home. George is survived by his wife, the former Lucia Termini; and their children, Marianne Whitcomb, wife of Bruce, Jonestown, Barbara Grimes, wife of Richard, Carlisle, Kathleen Mohl, wife of Brian, Sunbury, and George Boutselis, husband to Michelle, El Segundo; a son, Christoper Boutselis, North Carolina; sister, Constance Turner, Orwigsburg; brother, John Boutselis, Harrisburg; grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Constance Marie Brown, 80, Cleona, passed away Nov. 25 in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harry H. Brown. Constance is survived by her brothers, Floyd H. Evans, Jr. and wife, Dorothy of Lebanon, and Robert Evans and wife, Nancy of Akron; sisters, Janice DiFava of Cleona, and Margaret, wife of Dennis Phillips of Lebanon; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert W. Clawson, Jr., 52, Annville, passed away Nov. 25 at his residence. He was the son of Robert W. Clawson, Sr. of North Bend, Ore., and the late JoAnne Ober Clawson. Surviving, in addition to his father, are daughters, Shelly Tylwalk and husband, Benjamin, and Heather Clawson, both of Lebanon; a son, Robert W. Clawson, III and wife, Amanda of California; brother, Mitchell Clawson of Lebanon; sisters, Valerie MacLaren of Lancaster and Sherri Myers of New York; and seven grandchildren, Braden, Zander, and Isabella Clawson, Cassidy Tylwalk, and Kobe and Dondte Eames.
Lorraine M. Dimon, 76, Tower City, passed away Nov. 25 at home. Surviving are her husband, Paul C. Dimon; daughters, Lori A. Hand and her husband, Gary, Tower City, Susan M. Bender and her husband, Dean, Orwin, and Sherrie K. Neidlinger and her fiance, Mike Pesta, Tower City; a son, Paul H. Dimon and his wife, Anne Marie, Tower City; grandchildren, Kevin Hand, Kristy Collins, James Cinqmars, Leah Brew, Mitchel Bender, Kori Shuttlesworth, Kaytlyn Rabuck, Jared and Spencer Dimon; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Mya Collins, Brandon and Kyle Brew and Jaxon Shuttlesworth; sisters, Annabelle Coleman, Valley View, and Alice Forney and her husband, Larry, Elizabethville; brother, Wayne Spicher, Valley View; nieces and nephews.
Rewekie Dolan, 92, passed away Nov. 29 in the Jewish Home, Harrisburg. She was the wife of the late Raymond L. Dolan. Reweckie was the last of her family.
Mary Ella Ebling, 88, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Nov. 27 at Schuylkill Center. Mary Ella was the widow of Roy C. Ebling.Surviving are a son, Charles W. Ebling and his wife, Tara, Schuylkill Haven; four grandchildren, Joshua, Ally and Andrew Ebling and Kelsey Krammes; a brother, Ivan Schaffner and his wife, Ruth, Vermont; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Dr. John Allwein Embich , OD, 85, Annville, passed away Nov. 24 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Justine (Youtz) Embich. Surviving are children, Kathleen M., wife of William Womack, Plantation, Fla., Dr. Jeanne L. Embich, Washington, D.C., and Marian E., wife of Glen Childers, Lebanon; grandsons, Matthew Womack and Glen Childers, Jr.; sisters, Patricia Barry and Mary E. Fleischer; and several nieces and nephews.
Donald 'Runchie' L. Gibson, 83, Lebanon, passed away Nov. 27 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. Gibson; sisters, Millie Reed of Williamstown, and Arlene Light of Florida; a brother, Stanley Gibson of Hamburg; stepsons; stepdaughters; stepgrandchildren; step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley E. Gibson.
Doris R. Harpold, Lebanon, passed away Nov. 22. Doris is survived by her husband, Jack Harpold; sons, Arthur (Pandora) of Frederick, Md,, Wesley (Sherri), and Curtis; and granddaughters, Ellen, Kaitlyn, Emily, and Andria, all of Lebanon; foster sons, Michael Nissley (Malinda), Terry Gingrich (Cheryl), Tam Nguyen, and Brian Ream; foster grandchildren, foster great-grandchildren, step grandchildren and step greatgrandchildren; sisters, Grace Custer (Charles), and Mary Nicodemus (Leonard); brother, Jerry Rice (Helen); and sister-in-law, Patty Rice, all of Frederick, Md.
Russell M. “Bosh” Heilman, 88, of North Annville Twp. passed away Nov. 29 in Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Mary J. “Daisy” Fisher Heilman. Surviving are a brother Frank L. Heilman of Lebanon, and sisters Vivian H. Tucker of Cleona, Rachel Hoffman of Lebanon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucy M. Heisey (nee: Lucia Massimina Simonetti), 80, Hershey, passed away Nov. 26 in her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Heisey, Sr. Surviving are, daughter, Susan Miller of Hershey, and sons, Raymond Heisey, Jr. and wife, Rachael of Overland Park, Kan., and Brian Heisey and wife, Missie of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Christi (Miller) Eckert, Nicole Miller, Amanda Heisey, Kacey Heisey, and Benjamin Heisey; and greatgrandsons, Bailey and Blayke Eckert.
Margie A. Hoch, passed away Nov. 28 in Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Hoch. Surviving is a daughter Connie L. wife of Kevin Schrum of Lebanon, sons Bruce R. husband of Diane Hoch of South Carolina, Robert B. husband of Jodi Hoch of Lebanon, grandchildren Amy Tyson, Bryce Hoch, Laura Otto, Andrew Schrum, Tanner Hoch, Erin Hoch, great grandchildren Bailee Hoch, Peter Otto, David Otto, McKenzie Hoch, Elizabeth Otto, and Isabelle Otto, a brother Allen Smetana of Annville, and sisters Pat wife of Ed Richards of Lebanon, and Darlene Porrino of Orwigsburg.
Bonnie J. Hoover, 43, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Nov. 27 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She was a daughter of Shirley A. Manbeck Hoffman, Schuylkill Haven, and the late Theodore Halye. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by daughters, Kimberly Halye and companion, Ben Yarnell, Pottsville, Samantha Hoover and companion, Josh Letcher, Schuylkill Haven, and Nicole Teeter and companion, Alec Boud, Schuylkill Haven; grandsons, Xander and Jaxson Hoover; siblings, Debbie Miller, Claude Engle, Randy Engle and his wife, Mary, Jean Cook, Sandra Nedinsky and her husband, Art, Steve Halye, and Suzanne Christman and companion, Richard Varvel; numerous nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Donald Hoover, Florida.
Gladys Mae (Brown) Hoover, 94, of Palmyra, passed away Nov. 28 at home. She was predeceased by her husband Paul Boyd Hoover. Surviving are a son, Gregory P. Hoover and wife Frances (Sonnon) Hoover; grandsons, Michael Hoover of Palmyra and Daniel Hoover of Reading.
Nancy A. Kiscadden, 82, Manheim, passed away Nov. 25 at Manor Care, Lebanon. She was the wife of James Kiscadden. In addition to her husband James, Nancy is survived by her son, James K., husband of Lisa Kiscadden; her grandson, Trevor Kiscadden; a brother, Richard Jones of Fla.; sisters, Peggy Keim of Doylestown, and Betty Hangen of Reading; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mabel M. Kreiser, 91,Annville, passed away on Nov. 26 at her niece’s home in Fredericksburg. She is survived by her niece, Anna Loverich of Fredericksburg.
Rhoda M. Lesher, 101, of Lebanon, passed away Nov. 22 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Clarence W. Lesher. She is survived by a sister, Myrtle V. Weaver of Fort Myers, FL; brothers, Raymond H. Lash of Denver, PA, Curtis E. Lash of Leesport; several nieces & nephews.
Elmer L. "Froggy" Long, 85, of Tower City, passed away Nov. 25 at home. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Smith Long. Surviving are his children, Debra Fowler and husband, Pete, Florida, Audri Kalinowski, husband William, Hazelton, Denise Reinoehl and husband, Darryl, Jean Schorr and husband, Todd, both of Tower City, and Terry Long and wife, Sue, Maryland; grandchildren; great-grandchildren, with two soon to arrive; a sister, Catherine Williams and husband, Tom, Muir.
Ruth M. Long, 83, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Nov. 29 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Spangler; her second husband, John S. Long Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Spangler, Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, Joie, wife of Chris Beekley, and John "JP" Kramer; great-grandsons, Zachary, Cameron and Mason Beekley; and sisters, Gladys Grumbine and Mabel Edwards.
Rita J. Miller, 84, Pine Grove, passed away Nov. 29. She is survived by husband, Robert "Bob" Miller; a son, Robert D. Miller and his wife, Desanie, Lebanon; a daughter, Sarah A. Whitworth and her husband, John, Schnecksville; grandchildren, Rachel Miller, Benjamin Miller, Catherine Whitworth and Mary Rita Whitworth; her sister, Erma Hand, Tower City; nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Harold C. "Hal" Ney Sr., 74, of Tremont, passed awayNov. 27 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Janet A. Imschweiler Ney; his children, Cheryl Sidleck and her husband, Mark, Harold Ney Jr. and his wife, Ann, Vickie Lupatsky and her husband, Alex, Polly Lemke and companion, Rick Graver, and Wesley Ney and his wife, Jamie, all of Tremont; sisters, Kate Nagle, Tremont, and Dorothy Artz, Pine Grove; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Jane Louise Ondrusek, widow of John J. Ondrusek, passed away in Gainesville, Fla., on August 25, 2013. She is survived by her children, Anita Ondrusek, Elouise Bean, Barbara Davis, Frances Brandt, Cecelia Books, and John Ondrusek; grandchildren, Leanne (Bean) Clarke, Kyle Bean, and Kaitlyn Brandt.
Margaret C. Sagner, 99, formerly of Valley View, passed away Nov. 28 at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace. Surviving are a brother, Claire Heim, Myerstown, and several nieces and nephews.
Mark D. Saintz, 44, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Nov. 29 at Memorial Medical Center. He was preceded in death by wife, Wendi (Carroll). Surviving are his father, Leslie W., married to the former Yvonne Gates of Middlesex, N.J.; mother, Roberta (Teeter), married to Rodger Walls of Johnstown; daughters, Brittany and Deborah Saintz, both of Maryanna, Fla.; maternal grandmother, Darl Teeter of Johnstown; brothers, Timothy Saintz of Edison, N.J., Matthew (Bonnie) Saintz of Nanty Glo, and Andrew Saintz of Middlesex, N.J.; sister, Patricia, married to Raymond Toth of Johnstown; stepbrothers, William Walls of New Jersey and Rodger D. (Amy) Walls of Edison, N.J.; nieces and nephews, Angeline Saintz, Robert Saintz, Michael Saintz, Grayce Toth, and David Walls; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Elsie E. Scheib, 96, passed away on Nov. 30 in Rest Haven Nursing Home. Preceding her in death was her first husband, Nathan Morgan and her second husband, Michael Scheib. Surviving are sons, Calvin and his wife, Michele Morgan, and Lemoyne and his wife, Ann Alyce Morgan; a daughter, Vicki, wife of Robert Horning, all of Pine Grove; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Gary and his wife, Susan Scheib, Tower City, Edward and his wife, Patricia Scheib, Cleona, and Karen, wife of Joe Colaguori, Lebanon; a sister, Alice Wenrich, Ravine; a sister-in-law, Ida Schach, Schuylkill Haven; nieces and nephews.
Ellen Jane Seibert, 75, of Pine Grove, passed away Nov. 24 at her home. Surviving are her husband, George R. Seibert; daughters, Patricia Seibert Tenney and Jessica Seibert, both of Pine Grove; a stepson, Wayne and wife, Nancy Seibert, Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, David Tenney, Jared Tenney, Megan Seibert and Joshua Seibert; great-grandchildren, Ayden Seibert and Juliana Seibert; a sister, Beverly Todd, Mountain Top; and a brother, Charles Wanner, Reading.
Irene M. Siegrist, 85, passed away Nov. 25 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late John R. Siegrist. Surviving are sons, Russell Krall of North Dakota, Edward Krall of Lebanon, and Kenneth Krall of Lebanon; grandchildren; and great-grandson.
Joanna "Joan" Seitz Stahl, 81, of Williamstown, passed away Nov. 29 at The Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude R. Stahl. Surviving are her son, Michael Stahl and his wife, Deborah, Rockville, Md.; granddaughters, Josephine and Natalie Stahl; a brother, Claude Seitz, Wantagh, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.
John William Stalnecker, 88, of Annville passed away Nov. 27 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Eileen E. Triest Stalnecker. Surviving are a son William H. husband of Gail Stalnecker of Lebanon, a daughter-in-law Janet F. Roth Stalnecker of Palmyra, a companion Betty Hemperly, a brother Harry Stalnecker of Jonestown, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Gayle L. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Nov. 23 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She is survived by sons - Edward and his wife Andreia, and Shaun and his wife Michele; siblings - David "Eddie" Miller, Dr. Culver Miller, Esther Chapman, and Ellon Moore; grandsons - Dakota and Tylor Stewart; granddaughter, Destinee Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.
Eugene A. Swope, 58, of Marion Twp., passed away Nov. 23 at his residence. He is survived by brothers, Kenneth L. Swope, Sr. husband of Loretta, Glenn N. Swope, and Carlos L. Swope husband of Gladys; his companion, Connie A. Bennetch; stepdaughters, Brooke Bennetch and Courtney Meyers; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Ray R. Triest, Jr., 89, passed away Nov. 27 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. He was the husband of Jean G. (Souders) Triest. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Ray R. Triest III, husband of Marilyn, Myerstown, Kenneth L. Triest, Bethel and Ricky G. Triest, husband of Dorann, Womelsdorf; a sister, Geraldine Strickler, Lebanon; grandchildren, Sherrie Blatt, Kelly?Light, Bradley Triest and Christa Triest; and greatgrandchildren, Jordan Reinhart, Quentin Light, Zoee White and Caydee White.
Nicholas "Nick" Vracarich, 67, of Myerstown, passed away Dec. 1 at the VA Medical Center, Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Kareen K. (Nelson) Vracarich. Surviving are sisters, Lillian, wife of Bob Sentz of Lebanon, Millicent V., wife of Randy Oblinsky of Lebanon; a brother, Daniel, husband of Liz Vracarich of Lititz; and several nieces and nephews.
Sandra J. Wagner, 66, Lebanon, passed away Nov. 25 in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Benjamin W. Wagner. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sisters, Marie, wife of Robert Kase of Winter Garden, Fla., and Dawn, wife of Howard Stickler of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Deb Zimmerman and Susan Zimmerman; and several nieces and nephews.
Henry A. (Hank) Weimer, 84, passed away Nov. 24 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. Hank is survived by his wife, Lois (Welcomer) Weimer; sons, Dan of Elizabethtown and Tim (wife Lori) of Cleona; and grandchildren, Ben, Grace, Troy, and Mallory Weimer.
Andrea Michelle Westhafer, 36, Lebanon, passed away Nov. 24 in her residence. She was a daughter of Robert L. Westhafer, Lebanon and Theresa Kleinfelter Engle, Palmyra. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a longtime companion, Walter T. Gundrum, Jr.; sister, Bobbi L. Westhafer, Bethel; maternal grandmother, Rochelle Kleinfelter, Lebanon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Steven D. Whitcraft, 55, of Lancaster, passed away Nov. 24 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was a son of Ronald D. Whitcraft and the late Shirley R. (Weaver) Whitcraft. Surviving in addition to his father are brothers; Michael E. Whitcraft; David B. Whitcraft and many nieces & nephews.
William E. "Tink" Wingle, 84, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Nov. 30 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the husband of Helen D. Wingle. In addition to his wife, William is survived by daughters, Tracey Warren (Steven), Schuylkill Haven, Jennifer Stepen (James), Cressona, and Barbara Ann Jucker (Rene), Deiberts Valley; sons, Claude, New Jersey, and Terry Lee, Pottsville; grandchildren, William and Jessica Heck, Kayla McGovern, James Close, William Wingle, Ronald Leymeister, Lynette Suzadial, Ashley Stepen and Jordan Gavalis; great-grandchildren, William and Kyle Wingle, Tristan Martin, Autumn and Tyler Handwerk, Kamdyn Moyer and Aubry Suzadial; and a sister, Carmen Knoblach.
Tamar L. Winters, 52, passed away Nov. 23 at ManorCare, York. She was a daughter of Cleona E. (Arndt) Witmer of Hershey and the late Harry R. Witmer. Surviving in addition to her mother are her children, Mark, husband of Alicia Winters of Hershey, and Tamar, wife of Josh Thomas of York; sister, Melody, wife of Doug Bricker of Palmyra; and grandchildren, Savannah and Cameron Winters and Gavin and Gabriella Thomas.
Robert P. Zidik, 82, Lebanon, passed away Nov. 29 at home. He was the husband of Helen M. (Kudela) Zidik. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Theresa Mann, Debra, wife of Jere Wampler, and Barbara Ryan; grandchildren, Robert, Jamie, Matthew, Michelle, wife of William Hower, and Michael Mann, husband of Megan; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Carson, Thomas, and Joseph; and a sister, Doris Arnold.
Rebecca 'Reba' Zimmerman, 90, of the Lebanon Valley Home, Annville, passed away Nov. 24 in the home. She was the wife of the late Miles Groy and George Zimmerman. Surviving are sons, Kenneth M. husband of Daisy Groy of Palmyra, Thomas husband of Mary Zimmerman of Arizona, and Jeffrey husband of Vanessa Zimmerman of Jonestown; grandchildren, JoAnna, Zachary, Christian, and Nathan; and a greatgrandson, William.
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