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Obituaries

Paul George Abbott, 65, passed away February 16 at his residence. He was the husband of Sharon Rothermel Abbott. Also surviving are stepdaughter, Jordan Cupelli Knight, wife of Eric Knight, Lebanon; stepson, Benjamin Cupelli, Raleigh, NC; granddaughter, Reagan Knight; and brother, John Abbott of Gladwyne.

Paul E. Arnold, 61, of Jonestown, passed away February 18 at the Tremont Health & Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by his sons, Paul Arnold of Marysville and Erik Arnold of Jonestown; daughters, April Arnold of Harrisburg and Amy Hine of Annville; brother Kirby Arnold; and grandchildren.

Barbara  A. Bailey, 86, of Richland, passed away February 19 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the widow of Robert A. Bailey. Barbara is survived by daughter, Beverly, wife of  Bruce Hardy, of Womelsdorf; son, A. David "Pete" Bailey, of Wernersville; grandchildren, Jared, husband of Allison Hardy, of Myerstown, and Devin Hardy, of Womelsdorf.

Dennis Harold Barr, 73, of Lebanon, passed away February 17 in the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia A. Young Barr. Also surviving are daughters, Carin L, wife of Jeffrey L. Kuhn of Lebanon and Danielle Simmers of Pine Grove; grandchildren, Britney Layne Ealy, Zachary L. Kuhn, Samantha N. Kuhn and Kristofer A. Simmers; sister, Janet, wife of Samuel Reed of Campbelltown; and nieces.

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Batula, 81, passed away February 17 at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of Nicholas S. Batula. Betty is also survived by sons, Michael J., husband of Melissa Batula of Jonestown, and Anthony J., husband of Karen Batula of Cleona; daughter, Kathleen M., wife of Randall Shaver of Fredericksburg; brother, Joseph Musa of Bressler; sister, Mary of South Carolina; grandchildren, Alyssa, Andrew, Nicole, David, and Michelle; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Batula of Jonestown.

Norman V. Blantz, Ph.D., passed away January 25. He was the last of his immediate family.

Donald G. "Donnie" Brandt, 72, passed away February 21 at his residence. He was the husband of Diana Becker Hentz Brandt. Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Goshert Brandt. Also surviving are daughters, Donna (Sean) Bradley, Sharon (James) Bergen, Deanna (Angel) Perez, all of Lebanon, Sheri Brandt of Halifax; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and Diana's children, Gloria, Jodi, Amy, Tom and their families.

Betty L. DuLac, 88, passed away February 15 in her home. Surviving are her husband, George A. DuLac; daughters, Cathy, wife of Terry Shimp of Key West, FL and Elise, wife of George Rohana of Cape May, NJ; grandchildren, Jonathan Shimp, Elle Rose Rohana, and Jenna Rae Rohana; stepchildren, Ann Tapman, David DuLac and George DuLac; and stepgrandchildren.

Constance "Connie" Eddolls, 91, formerly of Robesonia, passed away February 11 at the Masonic Village Health Care Center in Elizabethtown. She was the widow of Frank Herbert Eddolls. Constance is survived by daughter, Dale E. (Daniel M.) Goodyear of Reading; sister, Joan F. Davis (Raymond) of Toronto, Canada; nieces, Susan and Stacey, and sister-in-law, Beverly Bar Illan of Denver, CO; and nephews, Anthony Eddolls (Mel) and Brian Eddolls (Kelly).

William W. Felinski III, 61, of Philadelphia, passed away February 16 at Einstein Medical Center. He was the husband of Christina (Bleistine) Felinski. William is also survived by son, William Henry Felinski IV; sisters, Beth (Jeff) Semler, Elaina (Stephen) Murray; brother, Paul Felinski; nieces and nephews; and godchildren.

Christopher C. Frantz, Sr., 77, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away February 10 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Noecker Frantz; daughter, Lori, wife of Frank Carroll, Schuylkill Haven; son, Christopher C. Frantz Jr., Schuylkill Haven; sister, Faye, wife of William Steckert, Alvin, TX; brother, Benjamin Frantz and his wife, Kathryn, Minersville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Clara C. Garcia, 63, of Lebanon, passed away February 14 at Manor Care Health Services in Lebanon. She was the wife of Luis Garcia, Jr. Clara is also survived by children, Yolly Garcia, wife of Enrrique Martinez; Yaqueline Alfonso, wife of Sergio Leyva; Niurka Rosales and Alexander Rosales; and grandchildren, Jhon Cruz, Amayah Cruz and Jõceline Martinez.

Mary M. Guetling, 81, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away February 11 at ManorCare, Pottsville. She was the widow of James J. Guetling.

Russell A. Heckman, Sr., 87, formerly of Hamburg, passed away in the Laurel Center, Tilden Twp. He was the widower of Lorena M. (Moyer) Heckman. Russell is survived by daughters, Rebecca A., wife of Carl Boltz, Auburn; Paula J., wife of Leon Huey, Jefferson Twp.; sons, Russell A. Heckman, Jr. and his wife, Karen, Bernville; and Steven A. Heckman, husband of Pam Heckman, Upper Bern Twp.; grandchildren; stepgrandson; great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter; and brother, George, husband of Nancy Heckman, Hamburg.

Betty Jane Hoffman, 89, passed away February 17 in Palmyra Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the widow of LeRoy Hoffman, Jr. Surviving are son, LeRoy D. Hoffman III of Annville; grandchildren, LeRoy W. Hoffman IV and Sarah J. Hoffman; and siblings, Earl "Dick" Lehman, Kathryn Grosh, Ruth Bucher and Jean Witmer.

John L. Houser, 78, of Penn Twp., passed away February 13 in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Steixner) Houser. Also surviving are son, Matthew F. Houser, and his wife, Mary, Exton; and grandchildren, Jacob, Alexander and Lauren.

Grace I. Huntzinger, 87, of Hegins, passed away February 20 at her residence. Her husband, James F. Huntzinger, preceded her in death. Grace is survived by son, Jerry J. Huntzinger, Hegins; granddaughters, Daphne Webberson, Martinsville, VA, Victoria Wiest, Hegins, and Melissa Carado, Spring Glen; great-grandchildren, Kym, Stephen, Emily, Devin, Dominick, Quinn, Lydia and Alissa; sister, Gladys Maurer, Hegins; nieces and nephews.

David Allen Kline, 59, formerly of Lebanon, passed away February 17 at Conestoga View, Lancaster. He was married to Lynne Sheaffer Kline. David is also survived by sister, Gail Kerr (Frank), Palmyra; sister-in-law, Diane Kline, Michigan; nieces and nephews.

Richard E. Klinger, 68, of Elizabethville, passed away February 19 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Ruth Ann Pfeil Klinger. Richard is also survived by daughter, Adriane and her husband, Alek Peters; grandson, Kyan; brother, Robert Klinger and wife, Lorie Elizabethville; sister, Susan Komernicky and her husband, Larry, Glendale, AZ; nieces, Morgan Klinger and Heather Komernicky; and nephew, Jared Komernicky.

Frank W. Knerr, Jr., 78, of Wernersville, passed away February 17 in his residence. He was the husband of Marsha D. Knerr . Frank is also survived by son, Rev. Gary D. Knerr, husband of Debra L.H., Lansdale; daughter, Sharon K. Knerr, Mountville; and grandchildren, Kira V. and Krista Rose Knerr.

Mary E. Kramer, 85, of Reinholds, passed away February 11 at her home. She was the wife of the late Ivan L. Kramer. Mary is survived by sons, Larry L., husband of Jacqueline Kramer of Kleinfeltersville, David E., husband of Laraine Kramer of Reinholds, and Barry L. Kramer of Reinholds; grandchildren, Scott, Melissa, Rachel, Barry Jr., Jaime, Neil and Sonya; and great-grandchilden.

George Gorgas Landis, 72, of Bernville, passed away February 16 at Reading Hospital. He is survived by daughter, Andrea M. Landis of Seattle, WA; sons, Gary A. Landis, husband of Karyn Deming Landis of Succusunna, NJ, and Glenn G. Landis, husband of Amy Landis, of Severna, MD; granddaughters; grandson; brother, Oliver Landis, Jr., husband of Linda Landis, of Manheim; sister, Patricia L. Hauser, wife of Dr. Raymond J. Hauser, of Bowers, PA; nephews and nieces.

Mary Ruth Lauck, 87, of Robeson Twp., passed away February 17 in Manor Care, Sinking Spring. She was the wife of Charles L. Lauck. Also surviving are son, C. Samuel, husband of Phyllis Lauck, Birdsboro; grandchildren, Chuck Lauck, Mary Charleen Klopp; and great-grandchildren, Annya, Kody, LeAnn, Cassie, Hannah and Arek.

Judith M. Leitham, 68, of Sinking Spring, passed away February 11 in Reading Hospital. She is survived by cousins.

Ann T. Leszczynski, 94, formerly of Wernersville, passed away February 16 in St. Joseph Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony W. "Whitey" Leszczynski. Ann is survived by son, Anthony T., husband of Marcella K. Leszczynski of Fleetwood; grandsons, Thomas Leszczynski of Reading and Peter Leszczynski of Lancaster; sister, Josephine (Kiwak), widow of Charles Schiefele of West Reading; nieces and nephews.

Joan M. Lewis, 85, Port Charlotte, FL, passed away January 29. Surviving are children, Kim, Randy and Lori Lewis.

Donald C. Loomis, 86, of Mohnton, passed away February 18 in Phoebe Berks. He was the husband of Patricia J. (Conrad) Loomis. Donald is also survived by children, Michael C., husband of Ann Marie, Center Valley, Paul S., husband of Kathy, Wernersville, and Audrey A., wife of Karl Nittinger, Shillington; sister, Mary, wife of J. Patrick Prendergast, Whiting, NJ; and grandchildren, Rachel, Nicole, Jillian, Molly, Elise, Tara and Lukas.

William S. "Bill" Lorah, 82, of Sinking Spring, passed away February 13 in his residence. He was the husband of Elrita C. (Boyer) Lorah. Bill is also survived by son, Kerry W. Lorah, Sinking Spring; and daughter, Kimberly D., wife of Brett G. Witycyak, Reading.

Ysaac Louis, 12, passed away February 19 in the Hershey Medical Center.

Mary Marmarou, 95, formerly of Shillington, passed away February 12 in Reading Hospital. Survivors include daughters, Sandra, wife of Douglas Clark, Reiffton, and Joanne, wife of Mark Weidner, Exeter Twp.; grandchildren, Stephanie Wesolowski, wife of Paul, Lisa Meitzler, wife of Alex, Meredith Rinaldi, wife of David, Douglas Clark Jr., husband of Robin, and Christopher Beidler, husband of Pamela; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Rachael Wesolowski, Matthew and Nathan Rinaldi, Maxwell and Abby Clark, Nicholas Meitzler and Michael Beidler.

Ruth L. (Potteiger) Maurer, 92, formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away February 14 at Country Meadows, Wyomissing. She was the wife of the late John W. Maurer. Ruth is survived by sons, Thomas A. Maurer, husband of Annette, Rochester, NY, and William D. Maurer, husband of Rae, Bergen, NY; daughter, Marjorie A., wife of Robert Clemons, San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Stephanie Maurer-Morris, James Maurer, William Maurer Jr., Jeffrey Maurer, Ronald Maurer, Kristen (Clemons) Flangos, Heather Clemons and Bryan Clemons; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Jerry L. Messner, 56, Lykens, passed away February 21 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. He is survived by sisters, Faye Dietrich, Eleanor Romberger and Barbara Manley.

Randy L. Miller, 61, of Dover Plains, NY, passed away February 13 in Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, CT. He was the son of Oscar B. and Marian (Sittler) Miller of Bernville. Also surviving are former wife, Barbara L. (Hamcke) Miller; daughters, Lindsay Sabo of Connecticut, Allison Russo and husband, Jeremy, of Delmar, NY; grandchildren, Carolyn, Emiline and John "Jack" Russo; sister, Brenda J. Eisenhower and husband, Robert, of Bernville; and nephews: Clint, of Harrisburg; Scott, of Myerstown; and Mark, of Rockville, MD.

Raymond E. Myers, 58, of Wernersville, passed away on February 13 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Myers of Wernersville; children, Janelle M. Myers of Wernersville and Jacob R. Myers of Robesonia; brothers, Robert L. Myers Jr., husband of Ginny and Richard S. Myers, husband of Donna; sister: Linda S. Myers; nieces and nephews.

Lorraine S. Price, 86, of Lebanon, passed away February 20 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband Raymond J. Price. Surviving are sons, Randy S. Price, Glenn spouse of Elizabeth Hinks, Kerry spouse of Carol Price; grandchildren Thomas Hinks, Kevin Hinks, Kayla Price, Haley Price; brother Thomas Hinks; nieces and nephews.

Victor W. Rollman, Jr., 70, of Muhlenberg Twp., formerly of Lebanon, passed away February 16 in his home. He was the husband of Donna L. (Mann) Rollman, and the son of Mary L. (Ginnetto) Werth, wife of Red Werth of Lebanon, and the late Victor W. Rollman, Sr. Victor is also survived by stepdaughters, Stephanie Lynn Sellers, wife of Robert E. Sellers Jr. of Leesport; and Michele Lee Rentschler, wife of Christopher J. Rentschler of Hamburg; stepgrandchildren, Alyson, Emily, Audrey, Ethan and Elyssa; sisters, Louise Gerhart, wife of Walter "Skip" Gerhart of Manheim; Eva Wolfe, widow of Frederick Wolfe of Lebanon; Carol Brown, widow of Raymond Brown of Lebanon; and brother, Bernard Rollman, husband of Barbara Rollman of Fredericksburg.

B. Jean (Hamilton) Rumpf, 89, of West Lawn, passed away February 14 in Wyomissing Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late William C. Rumpf, Sr. Surviving Jean are son, William C. Rumpf, Jr. and his wife, Kathryn L. of West Lawn; grandsons, Timothy W. Rumpf of Womelsdorf and Gregory S. Rumpf of Wernersville; great-grandson, Jayden S. Rumpf of Wernersville; and sister, Joan Wetherholt of Las Cruces, NM.

Edward H. Rutter, 81, of Lebanon passed away February 17 in the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dawn (McVaugh) Rutter. Surviving are children, Bonnie Kafafy, Curt Rutter and Tammy, wife of Robert Aungst; grandchildren, Tony, Danielle, Michael, Toby, Alyssa, and Brittany; great-grandchildren; brothers, William, Raymond and Jay Rutter; sister, Kay Strickler; nieces and nephews.

Gerald E. Schools, 83, Lewes, DE, passed away February 13 at Harbor Health Care, Lewes, DE. He was the husband of the late Joanna Livering Schools. Gerald is survived by children, Edward, husband of Lise Schools, Okemos, MI, Gerald, Jr., husband of Kathryn Schools, Myerstown, Richard, husband of Amy Schools, Fremont, NE, Lynn, wife of Arthur "Jack" Heisey, Jonestown, Anita Schools, Lewes, DE, Karen, wife of Eric Lee, Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Lee Heisey, Catherine Parker, Zachary Schools, Ryan Schools, Benjamin Schools, Jonathan Schools, Molly Schools, Eric Lee, Amanda Lee, Nicholas Lee, Terressa Dotson, Katie Gainer; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Nikita, Lillian, Myleigh, Estella, David, Dominick; brother, Martin Guildoo, husband of Sharon, Campbelltown; sisters, Ruth Stargel, Philadelphia, Pauline, wife of Donald Yordy, Effie Wise, Lebanon, Sharon Hirneisen, Lebanon, and Joanna Guildoo, SC.

Sandra "Sandy" Shollenberger, 69, of Wilmington, DE, passed away February 14. She is survived by her husband, Alfred; daughters, Rebecca, Wilmington, and Laura (Chris) Wuyts; granddaughters, both of West Chester, NJ; and siblings, Barbara Hopstetter, Lebanon, and Harvey (Bonnie) Fisher, Wilmington.

Dorothy M. Struphar, 91, passed away February 20 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home. She was the widow of Ammon John Struphar. Surviving are children, Gary A. Struphar and wife, Verna, Joanne and husband, Bob Zimmerman, and Lynn J. Struphar and wife, Aline, all of Annville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, William Wenrich.

Dinah L. VanReed, 72, of Spring Twp., passed away February 10 in the Reading Hospital. Surviving are daughter, Marianne VanReed, Spring Twp.; grandson, Austin R. VanReed; sister, Lynda Eckenroth, wife of George, Myerstown; sister, Judy Clemens, Wernersville; brother, Steven Gruber, husband of Bonnie, Birdsboro nieces and nephews.

William Weaver, 90, of Lebanon, passed away February 16 at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Joan Wesner, Williamstown, passed away February 22 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont.

Betty Jane Winters, 87, passed away February 18 at Spang Crest Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Norman R. Winters. Betty is survived by sons, Gary A. Winters and wife, Joyce of Abingdon, MD, Curtis D. Winters and wife, Kay of Elkins Park, Cedric O. Winters and wife, Dianne of Annville, and Duane T. Winters and wife, Betsy of Annville; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Pearl R. "Betty" Wolf, 91, formerly of Campbelltown, passed away February 16. She was the widow of George Wolf. Betty is survived by sons, David A. Wolf of Wellsville and Brian G. Wolf of Lititz; grandchildren, David P., Autumn, Parker, and Graham; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Michaela; and nieces, Deanna, Suzanne, Doris, and Ann.

Lillian I. Hand Zeager, 88, formerly of Muir, passed away February 21 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Zeager. Surviving are daughter, Mary Oishi, Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Mae Lucas, Tower City, and Helen Nash, Millersburg; granddaughter, Aja Oishi; nieces; nephew; great-nieces and great-nephews.