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Obituaries

John T. Baker, 48, passed away March 21 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the son of Charles L. Baker of Lebanon and the late Mary L. Viozzi Baker. Also surviving are his companion, Patricia A. Johnson; son, Justin T. Baker at home; daughter, Cheyenne N. Baker at home; stepson, Brad Hoke of Lebanon; brothers, Charles L. husband of Joanne Baker, David M. husband of Cecelia Baker of Lebanon; sisters, Dianne wife of Bruce Hoch of Charleston, SC, Deborah wife of James Zechman of Annville, and Jo-Ann wife of Jerry Blatt of Lebanon.

David L. Binner, 75, passed away March 14 in the Good Samaritan Hospital. He is survived by son, David L. Binner; sisters, Sandra Binner and Linda Feaser, both of Lebanon, Bernice Bedleyoung and husband Kenneth of Jonestown; brothers, Richard R. Binner and wife Patricia of Jonestown, Larry Binner of Lebanon; nieces and nephews.

Joseph (Benner) Boll, 87, passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital March 17. He was the husband of Esther (Horning) Boll. Joseph is also survived by son, Mark H. (Deborah) Boll of Newmanstown; daughter, Mary Ann (Marvin) Gehman of Bethel; brothers, Roy Boll of Manheim, Titus Boll of Lititz, Homer Boll of Lebanon, Elvin Boll of Elizabethtown and Lester Boll of Lititz; sisters, Rhoda (Robert) Sensening of Lebanon, Ruth wife of the late Victor Weaver of New Holland, Irene wife of the late Richard Haller of Lititz and Esther (Stanley) Wine of Lebanon; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn (Hollinger) Boll.

ShaRon K. Cassel, 61, passed away March 18. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald C. Cassel. Surviving are daughters, Tara M. Logan and Nicole L., wife of Dean Lefever, all of Palmyra; siblings, Pete Collins of Cheyenne, WY, Doug Collins of Sheridan, WY, Debra Harman of Hummelstown, and Kathy Diamond of Cheyenne, WY; grandchildren, Shelby, Summer, Zachary and Noah; adopted daughter, Kathy Nguyen; and cousin, Billie Joe.

Carlton F. "Tex" Crouse, 88, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away March 17 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rosalie. He is survived by sons, Carlton C. Crouse, husband of Christine, Pottsville, James B. Crouse, husband of Lisa, Harrisburg, and Joseph M. Crouse, husband of Donna, Marlin; daughters, Janice A. Faust, wife of Guy, Pottsville, Arlene S. Bohn, wife of Richard, Leesport, Judith M. Snitzer, wife of Steven, Orwigsburg, and Marla J. Callaghan, wife of William, Heckscherville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Donald W. Deibel, 87, passed away March 20. He was preceded in death by his wife, B. Nancy (McCormick). Surviving are daughters, Ann Fletcher and her husband, Roger, and Ellen Deibel; grandchildren, Amanda Fletcher, and Zachary Fletcher and his wife, Melissa; and great-granddaughters, Emma Lane, Riley Elizabeth, and Gabriella (Gabby) Leigh.

Kenneth E. Dourte, 75, passed away March 21 in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Judith A. Daubert Dourte. Ken is also survived by daughter, Angie, wife of Richard Carbine, Wilmington, DE; grandchildren; sister, Carol A. Dourte, Germantown, MD; nieces and nephews.

Terry Lee Ebert, 67, of Valley View, passed away March 17 at ManorCare, Pottsville.

Lois Ann Enck, 84, passed away March 18 at her residence. She was the wife of Clair A. Enck. Lois is also survived by children, Lisa, wife of Scott Strohm, Craig Enck and Lora, wife of Sam Brown; grandchildren, Dr. Lauren Strohm, Zachary Strohm and Lindsey Haldeman; stepgrandchildren, John and Matt Brown; brother, Dale, husband of Joan Burd; nieces and nephews.

Sheila Melinda Evans, 56, passed away March 18. She was the wife of Rev. Eugene R. Simmons, and a daughter of Armstead W. Evans and Geraldine Slaughter. Also surviving are children, Eugene R. Simmons, Jr., Shanni A. Petrino, Nikki M. Thomas, and Sophia E. Lofland; grandchildren; siblings, Keith Evans, Troy Evans, Eric Evans, Veronica Evans, Gail Evans, and Jeffery Evans; nieces and nephew.

Allen L. "Buck" Fields, 87, passed away March 18 at VA Medical Center. Surviving are children, Brenda spouse of Ronald Hickernell, Elizabethtown, Virginia spouse of C. Scott Noll, Myrtle Beach, SC, Charles Fields, State College, Kristi spouse of Harold Lingle, Lebanon, Kathi spouse of Kurt Peiffer, Lebanon; grandchildren, Jason Boyer, Erin Swatski, Jon Noll, Casey Fields, Jared Lingle, Daniel Peiffer, Jordan Lingle, Erika Peiffer, Sheri Hickernell, Kristy Rothberg; great-grandchildren, Jack Swatski, Aiden Rothberg; brother, William Fields; sisters, Margaret Mann, Lois Golembewski; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Patricia A. (Sholley) Fields.

Herman C. Fortna, Sr., 86, formerly of Lebanon, and recently of Freeburg, passed away March 20 at The Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove. He was married to Geraldine Eisenhauser, who preceded him in death. Surviving are sons, John, Archie, and Eric, all of North Carolina; daughters, Debra and Josephine, both of Indiana, and Lori of Lebanon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther, wife of Marlin Lauver, and Naomi, wife of Larry Moyer; nieces and nephews.

Joseph W. Garbus, 85, formerly of Washington Twp., NJ, passed away March 15 at his residence. He was the husband of Leonore T. (Frejnik) Garbus. Joseph is also survived by daughters, Leonore, wife of Walter Glowacki of Myerstown, Suzanne Garbus, of Destin, FL; sons, Joseph Garbus, of Bradenton, FL, David, husband of Michele Garbus, of Evergreen, CO; and grandsons, Ryan Glowacki and Joseph Garbus.

Armando J. "Joe" Garosi, 85, passed away March 20 at his residence. He was the husband of Lyndith "Lyn" Snoke Garosi. Also surviving are daughters, Dawn, wife of Robert Fisher, Gail, wife of Robert Childs, and Anne, wife of Chris Land, all of Millersville; grandchildren, Beth, wife of Robert Paul, Gregory Land, Stephanie Land, fiancee of Justin Fesko, and Emily Land; great-grandchildren, Annika and Ethan; brother, Emolo Garosi, husband of Pat; and stepsister, Ethel Betz.

Carlton B. Geesaman, Sr., 61, passed away March 13. He is survived by his wife, Dolores I. Geesaman; son, Carlton B. Geesaman, Jr.; daughter, Amanda R. Geesaman; grandchildren, Gavin and Harlowe; brothers, A. Richard Geesaman, Jr. and Jeffrey Geesaman; and extended family.

Barbara Ann "Bosh" Weaber Gernert, 70, passed away March 13 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She is survived by her husband, Sterling M. Gernert, Sr.; son, Sterling Mathias "Matt" Gernert, Jr. of Hummelstown; brother, Ronald Weaber husband of Priscilla of Mount Wilson; sisters, Kathleen Long wife of Barry of Lebanon, and Christine Shuman wife of Larry of Mount Wilson; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Rauch widow of her sister, Julia.

Judith M. Good, 72, passed away March 18 at StoneRidge Towne Centre, Myerstown. She was the wife of Gary L. Good. Also surviving are sons, G. Todd, husband of Heidi Good, of Lebanon, Ted Good, of Lebanon, and Tim, husband of Lisa Good, of Blackwood, NJ; granddaughters, Grace L. Good and Pearl S. Good; sisters, Joy Witkowski, of Honey Brook, and Jacqueline Gillespie, of Downingtown.

Donald T. "Butch" Grenier, 76, passed away March 18 at his residence. He was the husband of Kathleen M. Gebo Grenier. Donald is also survived by daughters, Darlene M. Hellinger, Oregon, Donna Grenier, Ohio, Diane Grenier, Florida, Deanna Wolfe, Lynn Shirk, Christina Grenier, all of Lebanon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dale I. Hoffman, 64, of Pine Grove, passed away March 20 at home. Surviving are his wife, Linda Swingle Hoffman; sons, Bradley and Bruce Hoffman, both of Lykens; stepdaughter, Jen Fenstermacher, Tremont; grandchildren, Devon, Zoey and Justin Hoffman and Sean and Matthew Fenstermacher; sister, Wanda and her husband, Robert Pottiger, Halifax; nieces and nephews.

Glenn R. Kreiser, 77, passed away March 21 in his residence. He is survived by children, Michael G. Kreiser, Scott A. Kreiser, Jeffery L. Kreiser and Michele L. Arnold; grandchildren, Nicholas Kreiser, Cameron Kreiser, Christian Arnold and Connor Arnold, all of Lebanon; and brother, Ralph Kreiser, Providence, RI.

Alvin B. Lewis, Jr., 82, passed away March 16 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth O'Shea Lewis; children, Alvin B. Lewis III of New York, Judy W. Lewis, wife of Steven Krisky of Croton on Hudson, NY, and Robert B., husband of Jill Lewis of Havre de Grace, MD; sister, Elizabeth Levengood of Annville; brother, Warren L. Lewis of Palmyra; and grandchildren, Jacob B. Lewis, Isobel M. Lewis, Rachael Lewis-Krisky, Nathaniel Lewis, and Lyndi Lewis.

Margaret G. McMurry, 99, passed away March 14 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. She was the widow of Howard V. McMurry. Surviving are daughters, Nancy M. Cladel and her husband Charles Cladel, of Hummelstown, Sally McMurry and her husband Barry Kernfeld, of State College; sons, Fred and his wife Doreen of Billings, MT, Peter and his wife Pamela of Minneapolis, MN, and Thomas and his wife Lynn of Winchester, MA; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Christine May Meily, 101, passed away March 20 in Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Eugene K. Meily. Christine is survived by daughter, Linda A. Hower of Lebanon; granddaughters, Nicole, wife of Edward Jurgill of Lancaster, and Tracy, wife of Steven Smith of Cumming, GA; great-grandchildren, Eric, Aidan, and Ethan Jurgill, and Landon and Teagan Smith; nieces and nephews.

Howard "Red" R. Miller, 80, passed away March 16 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Gladys P. Hacunda Miller. Howard is also survived by daughters, Debora Lynn Deiner of Lebanon and Renee E. Miller and her companion, Tim Wolfe of Myerstown; brother, Karl W. Miller and wife, Lorraine of Lebanon; sister Edna Andrews of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Carl Deiner, III and his companion, Susan Hicks and children, Jennifer and Jonathan; Ashlee Altland and husband, Nate; great-grandchildren, Penelope and Carter Altland; nieces and nephews.

Aaron C. Neubauer, 36, son of Charles and Agatha Neubauer, passed away March 16. Also surviving are brother, Peter A., and his wife, Kendi; sister, Rachel M.; and nieces, Isabel and Liliana.

Donald J. Noecker, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Shillington, passed away March 20 at Topton Lutheran Home. He was the widower of Mary Jane Daniel Noecker. Donald is survived by son, James D., husband of Mary Noecker, Saugerties, NY; daughters, Kathy A. MacLeod, Paducah, KY, and Diane M., wife of Thomas Feeser, Schuylkill Haven; sisters, Marie, wife of Donald Reber, Sinking Spring, and Barbara, wife of Joseph Cook, Elizabethtown; and granddaughters, Katelyn Noecker, Adrienne Feeser, Jessica Feeser and Laurel Feeser.

Mary E. Page, 89, formerly of Schaefferstown, passed away March 15in Cedar Haven, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Page. Mary is survived by daughter, Judith wife of Larry Vindich of Schaefferstown; grandson, Jason husband of Mary Vindich of North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Sasha Vindich; and sister, Beatrice Strickler of Lebanon.

Julia J. (Catherine) Pavone, 93, passed away March 19 in the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald T. Pavone. Julia is survived by nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ann E. Porrazza, 78, passed away March 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Surviving are husband, Frank D. Porrazza, Jr.; children, Jeffrey A. Staeger, Michael H. Staeger, Lori Ann Jacobs, David W. Staeger; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Judith Hollenbach, Doris Grace.

Gunner James, Evelyn Marie and Grace Ann Quandel, infant triplets of Charles H. "Chas" Jr. and April M. Saulnier Quandel, Schuylkill Haven, passed away upon birth March 18 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Charles H. Sr. and Susan Quandel, Chicago; maternal grandparents, Harold and Ramona Saulnier, Lake Wynonah; paternal great-grandmother, Jean Quandel, West West Terrace; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dorothy A. Reinbold, 82, passed away March 18 at her home. She was the wife of Albert C. Reinbold. Dorothy is also survived by sons, George A., husband of Fern Reinbold of Pine Grove, Marlin E., husband of Susan Reinbold of Jonestown and Dean A., husband of April Reinbold of Pine Grove; sisters, Eleanore Flecha of Schuylkill Haven and Sara Bretzius of Pine Grove; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Linda Pauline Root, 70, of Palmyra, formerly of Wellsboro, passed away March 17 at her home. Surviving are her husband, Albert L Root III; daughter, Lisa A. Root (Mark) Hatz of Oxford, AL; son, Albert L. Root IV of Jonestown; granddaughter ,Katelyn A. Root; stepgranddaughters, Christie LeAnne Hatz and JoAnna Michelle Mitchell; brother, Edward (Diana) Lane; sister, Bonnie Yungwirth; nieces and nephews.

Roy W. Roth, 68, passed away March 12 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. Surviving are sons, Michael Roth and Kevin Roth; and stepdaughter, Lori, all of Lebanon; grandchildren; brothers, Russel Wolfe and Ronald and his wife, Karen Roth, all of Lebanon; nieces and nephews.

Kathryn M. Hyde Scott, 87, of Stroudsburg, formerly a resident of Schuylkill Haven, passed away March 16  at Pleasant Valley Manor, Stroudsburg. She was the widow of Elwood N. Scott. Kathryn is survived by daughter, Gloria Handling and her husband, Jeffrey, Stroudsburg; son, Thomas Scott and his wife, Kimberly, Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, Tara (Ben) Amerman, Tanya (Aaron) Wicks, Tessa Kate (Jesse) Moore, Jordyn Scott (Jonathon) Kriner, Tomara Scott and Chris Barker; great-grandchildren, Derek and Rebekah Amerman, Quinn and Tobin Wicks, Lydia and Evelyn Moore, Rian Kriner, Danny Aregood Jr. and Makehla, Emagen and Shilah Barker; and brother-in-law, Ronald Scott, husband of Dolores, Tucson, AZ.

Arnetta M. "Punch" Shuey, 96, passed away March 15 in the Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph A. Shuey. Sr. Surviving are sons, Joseph A., Jr. and Craig R. Shuey, both of Lebanon; grandchildren, Joseph A. III, husband of Michele M. Shuey, South Lebanon, Jennifer L, wife of Jason R. Gleim, Quentin, Nathan B, husband of Kacey Shuey, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Samantha, Cheyenne and Andrew.

Clair W. "Billy" Stahl, 77, formerly of Muir, passed away March 13 at Cedar Haven, Lebanon. He is survived by sister, Helen R. Stahl Greenwood; brothers, Richard C. Stahl and Dean W. Stahl; nieces and nephews.

Stephen J. Stanko, 65, Womelsdorf, formerly of Winnsboro, SC, passed away March 22 at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Karen S. (Essig) Stanko, and the son of Kristina (Gaspar) Stanko of Whitehall and the late Albert Stanko. Also surviving are brother, Albert, husband of Nan Stanko, of Allentown; nieces and nephews.

Florence A. "Dolly" Tobin, Tremont, passed away March 3 at Tremont Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Tobin. Surviving are sons, John and his wife, Peggy Womer, Stevens, and Lawrence and his wife, Eileen Tobin, Tremont; daughter, Doris and her husband, Luther Reinoehl, Stevens; grandchildren, Jody Galyon, Tammy Womer, John Womer, Scott Tobin, Craig Tobin, Heather Adams, Chad Reinoehl and Jenny Kipple; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Derek Galyon, Emily and Evan Womer, Hannah and Kalie Tobin, Alyssa Adams, Jasmyn Reinoehl and Tabitha and Corinne Kipple; cousin, Dawn Dipple, Orwigsburg; nieces and nephews.

Bruce I. Umberger, 78, passed away March 18 at the Harrisburg Hospital. He was the widow of Gladys (Carter) Umberger. Surviving are siblings, Kenneth Umberger and wife, Esther of Palmyra, Janice Peiffer and husband, Earl "Fritz" of Lebanon, and Elaine Lynch and husband, Paul of Myerstown; nieces and nephews and extended family.

Dorothy W. "Dot Dot" Undheim, 92, formerly of Lebanon, passed away March 18 at the Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Rev. Paul J. Undheim. Surviving are son, Timothy, husband of Cleo Undheim, of Manila, Philippines; daughters, Ruthie, wife of Jonathan Davis of Lebanon, Becki, wife of Don Hager of Lebanon; grandchildren, Mitchell Davis and Raquel Undheim; nieces and nephews.

Marie E. Weik, 71, of Lebanon, passed away March 18. She is survived by grandchildren, Alyssa Bigalow and Jareth Bigalow; and sisters, Harriet L. Folk of Palmyra and Susan Weik of Myerstown.

James L. Weikert, 74, passed away March 16 at home. He is survived by his wife, Patricia G. Weikert of Palmyra; sons, Roger L. Weikert of Owings Mills, MD, and Glenn E. Weikert of Los Angeles, CA; stepdaughters, Pamela Priebe Cowen of Bethesda, MD, and Barbara Priebe Fraticelli of Salem, VA; grandchildren; sister, Wanda E. Haas of Camp Hill; and nephew, Mark E. Haas of Camp Hill.

Beverly M. (Wire) Welkom, 71, passed away March 18 in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, Richard M. Welkom, Sr.; children, James "Randy", husband of AnnMarie Kush of Lebanon and Richard, Jr., husband of Glenda Welkom of Pine Grove; brother, Gerald C., husband of Deborah Wire of Harrisburg; grandson, Brett M. Welkom of Palmyra; and niece, Lauren J. Wire of Manhattan.

John F. Yost III, 22, of Lebanon, passed away on March 7, 2015 at his home. He was the son of John F. Yost, Jr. and Joy A. (Zombro) Yost, and husband of Deanna M. Hoffman Yost. Also surviving are daughter, Mia Hurst; sister, Grace Read; grandmothers, Jane D. Zombro, Charlotte Laudermilch; uncles, Tony (Barbara) Zombro, Arthur Zombro; aunt, Barbara Yost; nieces, Star Heist, Sophia Heist; and cousins.