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Obituaries

William H. Andrews, 89, passed away July 19 at StoneRidge Towne Centre Nursing Home. Surviving are brother, Richard (Marteen) Andrews of Myerstown, and sisters, Shirley Ressler of Massachusetts and Joan Miller of Ephrata.

Ronald H. Betz, Sr., 72, of Tremont, passed away July 21 in Jonestown. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Betz. Ronald is survived by daughter, Jacqueline (Richard S.) Schneck, Jonestown; grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler Schneck and Ronald Betz III.

Michael P. Brandt, Jr., 25, of Palmyra, passed away July 20 at his home. He was the son of Michael P. Brandt, Sr. of Fredericksburg and Kelly Wild of Grantville. Michael is also survived by daughter, Lily Brugger of Pine Grove; brothers, Connor Wild of Palmyra and Daniel Wild of Grantville; sister, Sarah Wild of Grantville; maternal grandmother, Patricia A. Tshudy of Manheim; and stepfather, Christopher Wild of Grantville.

David S. Carl, 45, of Pine Grove, passed away July 23 at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street.

John Charles, 78, passed away July 22. He was the husband of the late Helen Charles. John is survived by children, Helen (Ed) Newhouse, John (Margaret) Dullebawn, Debra Chandler, Derick Dullebawn, Donna (Charles) Kimmel, Dori (George) Gulliver, Desiri Shank and Dawn (Tod) Mayer; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret M. “Margy” Clements, 91, passed away July 18 in Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Sterling J. Clements. Surviving are children, Kathy S. (David W.) Kaley, Timothy L. (Peggy) Clements, Barbara A. (Victor L.) Gonzalez; grandchildren, David Kaley, Christopher Kaley, Brian Kaley, Kyle Clements, Keli Clements, Tiffani (Brad) Rhen, Marrissa (David) Troain; great-grandchildren, Christian Kaley, Ava Troain, Braxtin Rhen; stepgreat-grandchildren, Aubrey and Dante; nieces and nephews.

AnnMarie Daub, 63, of Lebanon, passed away at her home July 22. She was the wife of Bruce E. Daub, and the daughter of Marguerite Peffley Williams of Lebanon and the late Richard Williams. AnnMarie is also survived by son, Scott R. (Molly) Daub of Pine Grove; daughter, Eileen K. Daub of Lebanon; stepson Michael (Heather) Daub of Myerstown; grandchildren Jase, Ryan and Colin; and brother, Dennis Williams of Marysville.

Marion R. Doutrich, 96, passed away July 19 at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home. She was the wife of the late Charles H. “Bud” Doutrich. Surviving are children, Ray C. (Linda) Doutrich  of Lebanon, Lois E. (DeWitt) Engle of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Lynn Hostetter of Spokane, WA; and sister, June Engle of Springfield, OH.

Stanton E. Friend, 86, of Myerstown, passed away July 17 at his residence. He was the widower of Pauline M. (Andrews) Friend. Stanton is survived by daughter, Vicki (David) Hamm of Myerstown; stepdaughter, Carol-Lynn Lymaster of Lebanon; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Earl N. “Nick” Furman, 57, passed away July 19 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the son of Earl V. Furman of Lebanon and the late Sallie Gerhart Furman. Nick is also survived by daughter, Nicole B. Furman of Jonestown; sister, Penny A. (Joseph) Litz of Indianapolis, IN; niece, Danielle Hynes; nephew, Will Litz; and great-nephews, Romeo, Anthony and Gio.

Roy A. Geist, 86, of Hegins, passed away July 21 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tremont. He is survived by his companion, Irene Morgan, and her son, Dennis Morgan; brother, Palmer E. Geist, Hegins; sister-in-law, Sandra Geist, and her daughter, Deana Rebuck.

Irene M. Goodman, 73, of Lebanon, passed away July 17 at her residence. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Richard A. “Dick” Hiester, 70, of Manheim, passed away July 21 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Judith “Judy” Balmer Hiester. Also surviving are children, Bradley (Sara) Hiester of Mechanicsburg, Rochelle (Kevin) King of Lebanon; stepson, Christopher Rankin of Manheim; grandchildren, Chelsea, Caitlyn, Robert, Kole, Morton, Hannah, Elisa and Kaden; and  sister, Karen (Arthur) Kissling of Bernville.

Nancy Anne Hornberger, 83, formerly of Manheim, passed away July 19 at Manor Care, Elizabethtown. She was the wife of the late William F. “Bill” Hornberger Jr. Surviving are children, Jeffrey J. (Marilyn) Hornberger of Elizabethtown, W. John (Merri) Hornberger of Virginia, Michael Hornberger of Lititz and Deborah A. Hornberger of Arizona; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Leroy Franklin Kauffman, 84, passed away July 24 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Shaak) Kauffman; brother, Leon (Pauline) Kauffman; daughters, Diane (Jonathan) Rothstein, Sherri (Scott) Schauer, and Julie (Philip) Masiello; grandchildren, Kevin Lesher, Arielle Rothstein, Eliza Rothstein, Samantha Schreckengost, Lucas Orta, Vivian Orta, and Sabrina Orta; great-granddaughter, Abigail Schreckengost; nephews and nieces.

Claude I. Kissinger, Jr., 87, passed away July 20 at VA Medical Center, Lebanon. Surviving are his wife, Ethel R. (McLaughlin) Kissinger, Lebanon; daughters, Julie A. Kissinger, Lebanon, Diane (Larry) Martin, Myerstown, Jennifer Maulfair, Myerstown; grandchildren, Todd Martin, Houston, TX, Adam Martin, Elizabethtown, Jill Kreider, Myerstown, Jason Maulfair, Myerstown, Jordan Maulfair, Palmyra; great-grandchildren; brother, John Kissinger, Lebanon; and sister, Amy Cowden, Florida.

Dale C. Manning, 76, of Elizabethville, passed away July 19 at Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg. Survivors include sons, Timothy J. (Sharon) and David (Angela, both of Millersburg; daughter, Marie (Carl) Suhr, Halifax; grandchildren, Garret, Danielle, Alyssa, Matthew, Kylie and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Dawsyn, Kingsley, Nash and Rue; brother, Kim (Deb), East Petersburg; sisters, Donna (Donald) Bechtel, and Carol Carl, both of Millersburg, Judy (Ray) Hoffman, Halifax, Luanne (Dan) Boviall, Camp Hill, and Holly (Michael) Rossi, Greensburg; brother-in-law, G. Robert Little, New Cumberland; and sisters-in-law, Mickey Manning, Dauphin, and Bonnie Manning, Millersburg.

Sally J. Morgan May, 54, of Williamstown, passed away July 23 at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. She was a daughter of Betty Sallada Morris, Tower City, and the late Clarence Shutt. Also surviving are her husband, Gregory May; sons, Matt Morgan, Tower City, and Darin Morgan, Williamstown; sisters, Nancy Smith, Hegins, and Judy Shutt, Tower City; brothers, Kevin Shutt, Warren Jr. and Bobby Morris, all of Tower City; and grandchildren, Taylor and Connor Morgan.

Glenn A. Meily, 69, of Jonestown, passed away July 21 at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Kathy Meily. Glenn is also survived by sons, Michael J. (Rebecca)  Meily of Towson, MD, and Sean C. (Stacey) Meily of State College; grandchildren, Taylor M. and Paige E. Meily of State College; and brother, Earl Meily of Hummelstown.

Joel Moehlmann, 83, of Richland, passed away July 21 at the Tremont Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Anita Fay (Shirato) Moehlmann. Joel is also survived by daughters, Heather Moehlmann-Karnes (Robert J. Karnes) of Richland, Bronwyn Moehlmann of Newmanstown; son, Arn Moehlmann of Richland; brother, Nicholas B. (Deborah) Moehlmann of Cornwall;  sisters, Holly E. Moehlmann of Washington, DC, Kristin V. Moehlmann of Astoria, Queens, NY; sister-in-law, Janie Lengel of Newmanstown;  nephew, Scott (Kim) Lengel of Newmanstown; and niece, Shawn (Michael) Weaver of Robesonia.

Freada D. Pearson, 91, of Palmyra, passed away July 19. She was the widow of Harold F. Pearson. Surviving are sons, James H. (Jan) Pearson of Fredericksburg, John L. (Carla) Pearson of Gallatin, TN, and Charles W. (Linda) Pearson of Palmyra; sisters, Margaret Clark-Burlingame of Hanover and Flora Draper of Florida; grandsons, David B. (Jenny) Pearson, Shaun C. Pearson, and Shane C. Pearson; nieces and nephews.

John “JJ” Pete, 78, passed away July 14 at StoneRidge Towne Center, Myerstown. He was the husband of Joyce L. Donten Pete. John is also survived by children, Elissa of Annville, John II of Hazelton, Christopher (Debbie) of Effort, Alexander of Jonestown, Jennifer (Michael) Desrochers of Wyoming, Dominic (Karen) of Conyngham; siblings, Joseph (Ann), Ruthann (Gary) Nelson, Lucy Reigle and Theresa Pete Dowling; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Dean E. Reichert, 58, of Shenandoah, formerly of Pine Grove, passed away July 21 at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. Surviving are sister, Dawn (David) Reis, Schuylkill Haven; niece, Gwen (Kenneth) Arnett, Grantville; great-nephews, Corey Engle and Isaiah Arnett; and extended family, Ron and Patty Beltz, and Sharon, Shenandoah.

Anna Sedesse, 99, Lykens, passed away July 20 at home. She is survived by her husband, William Sedesse;  daughter, Arlene Stank; grandchildren, Tami, Shelley, Kevin and Adam; great-grandchildren, Christina, Amanda, Corey and Kristopher; great-great-grandson, John; and sister, Kathryn Barto.

William C. Shuey, 82, formerly of Myerstown, passed away July 14 at the Cinnamon Cove Assisted Living, New Port Richey, FL. He was the husband of Barbara E. (Spangler) Shuey. William is also survived by brother, Ronald C. Shuey of Shippensburg; and nieces and nephews in Myerstown and Shippensburg.

Lois M. Stohler, 86, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away July 15 in Juniper Village, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Earl J. Stohler. Lois is survived by son, Ronald E. (Sherrie) Stohler of Myerstown; grandson, Dustin (Tara) Stohler and their son, Chase Walker Stohler of North Lebanon; sister, Audrey (Larry) Kalbach of Virginia; brothers, Barry (Carol) Lutz of Robesonia, Donald (Dolly) Lutz of Wernersville; sister-in-law, Mary Lutz of Wernersville; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pauline M. Trumbo, 79, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away July 17 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading. Surviving are her husband, Henry L. Trumbo; children, Sandra (Timothy) Shadler, Schuylkill Haven, and Henry L. (Karen) Trumbo II, Warrington; grandchildren, Julia and Marielle Trumbo and Timothy Shadler; great-grandson, Clyde Shadler; great-granddaughter, Madalyn Shadler; sister, Alberta Lutz, Pine Grove; brothers, Harvey Freeman, Pine Grove, and Paul Freeman, Greencastle; godson, David Freeman; nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth Mae Weidman, 74, passed away in the Good Samaritan Hospital July 17. She was the wife of the late Larry R. Weidman. Elizabeth is survived by daughter, Wendy (Joseph) Seeger; son, Greg (Michele) Weidman; and grandchildren, Joseph Weidman, Mallory Seeger and Andrew Seeger.

Pearl I. Zekany, 98, formerly of Richland, passed away July 22 at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Harold M. Leibig and Emil Zekany. Pearl is survived by  daughter, Louise E.  (Robert) Hainley of Newmanstown; sons, Donald R. (Ann) Leibig of Newmanstown, Lynn H. Leibig of Selinsgrove; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Engle of Newmanstown; nieces and nephews.

Jean W. Zelek, 84, formerly of N. Cornwall Twp., passed away July 17 in Cornwall Manor. She was the wife of Donald J. Zelek. Surviving is son, Donald V. (Ellen) Zelek of Bernville; daughter, Linda (Robin) Sweigart of Lebanon; brothers, W. E. Widman, Jr. of Louisville, KY, Robert Widman of Pendleton, KY, and Thomas Widman of Florida; grandchildren, Ryan Sweigart, Shelly Sweigart, Roark Sweigart, Shanna Sweigart, Brianna Zelek, Lee Leady; great-grandchildren, Alec and Kylieanne Hershey and Rayne Elizabeth Sweigart; and foster daughter, Terri Leady of Wilmington, DE.