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Obituaries

Edwin C. “Ed” Adams, 70, of Palmyra passed away May 18, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Wendy (Katzaman) Adams. He is also survived by stepchildren; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Dale Adams of Annville; and sister, Judy Prior of Maine.

Scott Balthaser, 55, of Lebanon passed away May 18, in his residence. He was the son of Robert G. and Gerda H. Balthaser of Lebanon. Scott is also survived by a sister, Debbie, Allison Park, Pa.; an uncle, Dennis G. Balthaser and wife Debby, Roswell, NM; an aunt, Anneliese Schlecht, Phoenix, NY; and nephews, niece and cousins.

Brenda J. Bickel, 74, of Richland passed away May 16, at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of Gerald E. Bickel. Brenda is also survived by daughter, Karen Bickel, of Myerstown; son, Kevin, husband of Lisa Bickel, of Myerstown; grandchildren, Ashley and Andrew Bickel; nieces and nephews.

Donald R. Casselbury, 88, of Manheim, passed away at his home May 11.  He was the widower of Elise M. Katzor Casselbury. Don is survived by daughter, Lynn M. Casselbury of Conklin, NY; brother, Richard (Bonnie) Casselbury, of Indigo, CA; brother-in-law, Karl Katzor of Manheim; nieces and nephews.

Bernadette M. Darcangelo, 68, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away May 15 at her residence. She was the widow of Harold J. “Sparrow” Thompson. She is survived by a son, James Darcangelo, Phoenixville; a granddaughter, Adrianna Darcangelo.

Michael T. DeMaio, 83, of Lebanon, passed away May 15, at Cornwall Manor. He was the husband of Rose Marie C. Terraciano. Mike is survived by his wife, Rose Marie, along with children, Michael J., husband of Kelly DeMaio of Lebanon, Joseph R., husband of Kathleen DeMaio of Bethlehem, Donna Marie, wife of James Conkey of Birdsboro and Dr. Raymond, husband of Dr. Laura DeMaio of Lebanon; grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Ava and Raymond DeMaio; Laura Stauffer and Jennifer DeMaio; Kaleena and Kelli Conkey and Zachary and Alexa DeMaio; brother, Robert DeMaio; and sister, Marie Blasse, both of Seminole, FL.

Terry J. “Checker” Donmoyer, 55, of Pine Grove, passed away May 18 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a son of Verna Kantner Donmoyer, Pine Grove, and the late Roy T. Donmoyer. Also surviving are sisters, Penny McNeill and Judy Zimmerman; brothers, Tom Donmoyer, Ted Donmoyer and Tim Donmoyer, all of Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Timothy L. Dupler, 56, of Denver, formerly of Manheim, passed away April 30 at his home.  He is survived by son, Noel L., husband of Dawn L. Byers Dupler, of Marietta; grandchildren; girlfriend, Terry J. Quinn of Denver; and siblings, Donald (Marsha) Dupler of Mount Joy, James (Cathy) Dupler of Lebanon, Doris Alleman of Manheim, Randy Dupler of Harrisburg, Donna (Kermit) Kline of Manheim, and Danette (Tracy) Fisher of Mount Joy.

Russell R. Gingrich, 91, of Palmyra passed away May 21, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of the late Virginia V. (Johnson) Gingrich. Surviving are son, Terry Gingrich and wife Marcia Sue of Palmyra, with whom he resided; grandchildren, Brandon Gingrich and wife Becky of Lebanon and Bryan Gingrich of Palmyra; great-grandchildren, Conner, Graeme, Kiera, Alaina, and Jordyn; and brother, Jack Gingrich of Palmyra.

Harold R. Gongloff, 81, of Hershey, passed away May 19 in his Country Meadows residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn. Harold is survived by his son, Roger Gongloff, Harrisburg; sisters, Cleo Ladavatt and June McCaughey, both of Hershey; nieces and nephews.

Dorothy M. Horst, 102, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away May 17, in the Stoneridge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Clarence F. Horst. Dorothy is survived by children, Margaret Ann “Peg” Welch of Schaefferstown, Karl H. Horst and wife Shirley of Camp Hill, Yvonne M. Balsbaugh of Myerstown, Judy R. (Jacob Jr.) Werner of Schaefferstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren.

Gerald A. Hoy, 75, of Cressona, passed away May 15 at the Reading Hospital, West Reading. He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne M. Hoy. Gerald is survived by children, Michele M. Hoy, Pine Grove, and Jodi A. Hoy-Kaiser, wife of James, Cressona; grandchildren, Meghan A. Cherry, wife of Jon, Dayton, Ohio, and Abigayle G. Kaiser, Cressona; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Elizabeth and Aiden Cherry; sisters, Carole Gehrig and Gail Knauf; nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Freeman Kelley, of Palmyra, passed away May 14. He was preceded in death by first wife Patricia Fuller Kelley. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Jean Herr Kelley; sons, Kenneth Kolynn Kelley (Lynn) of Harrisburg, David K. Kelley, (Marita) of Harrisburg, Todd M. Kelley (Stacy) of Lubbock, TX, Kent R. Kelley, (Anna) of Palmyra; and daughters, Ann-Margaret Loych (Erich) of Palmyra, Susan Errichetti-Frye (Brad) of Palmyra and Scott Karinch (foster son) of Palmyra; grandchildren, Kristopher Kelley (Shelly), Patricia Reaver (Nate), Lorainne Kelley (Dane Geis), Adam Peters, Katie Peters, Christine Kelley, Kathleen Kelley, Conor Kelley, Megan Kelley, Michaela Kelley, Titus Kelley, Dane Kelley, Alana Kelley, Carsten Kelley, Karenna Kelley, Katarinna Loych, Dieterich Loych, Christina Loych, Victoria Gasper, and Frank Errichetti; grandchildren include Morghan Kelley, Westdon Kelley, Linus Reaver, Lucas Reaver, Charlotte Reese, and Malaylla Peters.

LeRoy Lantz Lapp, Jr., infant son of LeRoy, Sr. and Rebecca Glick Lapp, of Reading, passed away May 21. He was 4 days old. LeRoy is also survived by siblings, Katie, John, Lavina, Ivan, Daniel and David Lapp; paternal grandparents, John and Naomi Lapp; maternal grandparents, Jonas and Annie Glick.

Cecelia K. Laucks, 92, of Myerstown passed away May 18, at home. Cecelia was the wife of the late Ray N. Laucks. Surviving are daughter, Bonnie Ward of Myerstown; grandchildren, Tammy Jo Rivera of Enola, Michael Scott, husband, of Jeanette Tracey of Palmyra, Denise, wife of Steven Pensel of Myerstown and Sarah, wife of Jerry Belksma of Tuscon, AZ; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Nathan Tracey, Tiffany Lerch, Ryan Rivera and Jace Belksma; sister, Rose, wife of Robert Mullen of Richlands, NC; nieces and nephews.

Sandra Louise Long, 72, of Lebanon passed away May 14, in Cedar Haven. She was married to William U. Long. Also surviving are children, Jennifer wife, of Chris Keefer and their children, Aaron, Rachel and Nathan Keefer; Michael Long, husband of Melissa Grumbein and their children, William Grumbein and Gary Long, Kevin, husband of Michelle Long and their children, Isaac, Anthony and Adeline Long.

Eulogia Montañez, 73, of Lebanon, passed away May 19, at her residence. She was the wife of Julian Montañez.  She is also survived by children, Maria L. Vicente, wife of Wilbert Rios; Lourdes Falcon Vicente; Luis Vicente; and Miguel Vicente; grandchildren; sisters, Genoveva Diaz, Marcelina Falcon, Minerva Falcon, wife of Santo Vicente; Leonoy Falcon, wife of Fernando Ramos; Eulalia Falcon and a brother, Antonio Falcon, husband of Yolanda.

Horace Franklin “Bud” Moyer, 90, of Lebanon, passed away May 15. He was the husband of Joan Marie (Spangler) Moyer. Also surviving are son, Randall R. and wife Sallie M. Gaynor-Moyer of Malvern; grandchildren, Matthew, Sara, Caroline, Alec; and sisters, Mildred Peiffer of Annville, and Marian Walker of Exton.

Lloyd M. Moyer, 77, of Bethel, passed away May 12 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Naomi (Keller) Moyer. Also surviving are daughters, LuCinda M. “Cindy” (David L.) Bradley, Quentin, and Mellissa M. (John R.) Hipps, Dayton, VA; son, Errol S. (Nanette R. Gingrich) Moyer, East Petersburg; grandchildren, Ethan (Jenna McKee) and Jacob Bradley, and Alton and Adeline Hipps; sister, Elsie (Lowell) Stauffer; and brothers, Carl (Helen), Earl, Burnell (Erma), Glenn (Shirley), Harold (Alta) and Lamar (Sally) Moyer.

Mary D. (Ranieri) Noga, 88, passed away May 15. She was the widow of Joseph Noga, Sr. Surviving are son, Garry Noga; daughter-in-law, Diane Noga; brother, James Ranieri and wife, Shirley; and brother-in-law, Richard Heverling.

Grace D. Reigel, 85, of Ono, passed away May 18 at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra. She was the wife of Lloyd J. Reigel. Grace is also survived by son, L. Jerry Reigel, Jr., of Lebanon; daughters, Jane L. wife of Daryl Emrich of Harpers, and Jean M. wife of Rev. Lawrence Richard of Ono; grandchildren, Jeannette Shuey, Lorraine LaPorte, Loretta Longenecker, Jessica Grimes, Jeremy Richard and Jeffrey Richard; and great-grandchildren.

Chalmer “Chuck” Clarence Reigle, 62, of Lebanon, passed away May 16 at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital. He is survived by son, Chalmer C. Stubblebine of Virginia; daughter, June C. Arenas of Lebanon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Reigle of Lebanon; and sisters, Dawn Davis and Sylvia Reber, both of Lebanon.

Maureen M. Robinson, 72, of Palmyra, passed away at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center May 14. She was the wife of Jeffrey A. Robinson. Maureen is also survived by children, David Kearns and his wife, Barbara of Bethlehem, Eric Kearns and his wife, Suzanne of Macungie, Kimberly Perkins and husband, Colby of Lebanon; grandchildren, Cole, Kennedy, Alina, Nikolas; brother, Kevin Moloney and his wife, Mary Beth of Perkasie; sisters, Michelle Palopoli and her husband, Anthony of Lebanon, Marise Sentillo and her husband, Francis of Trappe; sister-in-law, Anna Moloney, of Norristown; nieces, nephews; great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Monroe M. Schneck, 96, of Pine Grove,die May 15 in Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilonka Hartl Schneck. He is survived by nephews, Ronald Rehrer and Gerald and his wife, Shirley Evelan; great-nieces and -nephews.

Ray R. Shaak, 83, of Robesonia, passed away May 9 at Lebanon VA Medical Center. Surviving are son, David A. (Suzette) Shaak, of Tennessee; and brother, Clyde Shaak.

Dennis L. Shirk, Sr., 65, of Palmyra, passed away May 16 at the Lebanon Veteran’s Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Wendy A Shirk; daughters, Rebecca Eisenhour and Melissa Gernert; and sons, Dennis Shirk and Travis Shirk; sons-in-law, Chad Eisenhour and Justin Gernert; daughter-in-law, Jen Shirk; and grandchildren Shane, Wyatt, Tyler, Emma, Brycen and Caleb.

Pearl Miller Siegel, 89, of Cornwall, passed away May 21 at Cornwall Manor. She was married to Herman Siegel. Survivors include sons, Richard S. Siegel, Bedford Hills, NY (Deborah Frishman) and Thomas I. Siegel, Lebanon (Linda); grandchildren, David Siegel (Jessica), Daniel Siegel, Rachel Siegel, Samuel Siegel, Harmon Siegel, and Ezra Siegel; great-grandchild, Isaac Siegel; and cousin, Alice Gruber.

Carl H. Sweinhart, 75, of Annville, passed away May 17 at Countryside Christian Community. Surviving are wife, Irene F. (Watz) Sweinhart; daughter, Christine F. (Duane) Rineer; sons, Ricky C. Sweinhart, Henry C. (Gayle) Sweinhart; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Wilson Sweinhart; and sisters, Grace Boyanski, Carrie Mahaffey.

David L. Wetzel, 64, of Wiconisco, passed away May 21 at home. He is survived by sisters, Janet Artz, Williamstown, and Gail Fry, Harrisburg; a brother, Shawn Wetzel, Millersburg; stepchildren, Gabriel Herring and Jonathon Geiger, both of Pottsville, and Kyle Geiger, Wiconisco; nieces and nephews.

Verna I. Wise, 96, of Lebanon, passed away May 17 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Dr. John R. Wise. Verna is survived by children, Michael H., husband of Karen Wise of Lebanon, Linda L., wife of William Reigle of Lebanon, John R. II, husband of Linda Wise of Honey Brook, Susan I., wife of Gerard Keim of Cornwall, Sally A., wife of Douglas Harter of Lebanon, Edward C., husband of Patti Wise of Lebanon, Robert K., husband of Beth Wise of Lebanon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Martha, wife of Allen Ruhl of Elverson.

Dennis R. Woll, 63, of Williamstown, passed away May 18 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Janet Plesnarski Woll; a daughter, Antoinette “Toni” Donley, Camp Hill; a sister, Linda “Sue” Fox, Carsonville; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Joanna G. Zimmerman, 86, of Newmanstown, passed away May 16 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Noah N. Zimmerman. Joanna is survived by children, Nancy (Aaron) Nolt, New Bloomfield; Marian (Leonard) Horst, Ephrata; Alta (Lamar) Wise, Loysville; Arlene (Lester) Martin, Newville; Lester (Elva) Martin; Joanne (Lester) Burkholder, Denver; Ruth (John) Nolt, Port Royal; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings, Erma Martin, Anna, IL; Leon (Mary Jane) Stauffer, East Earl; Elias (Mary) Stauffer, New Holland; Lucinda (Mervin) Weaver, Johnsonville, IL; Violet (Leonard) Martin, Myerstown; stepbrother, Franklin (Marilyn) Martin, Guatemala; and stepsister, Rachel (Carl) Martin, Lebanon.