Jacqueline A. (Bracale) Bates, 56, of Palmyra, passed away June 17. She is survived by sons, Nathaniel Bates and Ryan Bates, both of Palmyra; brother, Frank Bracale; sisters, Lorraine Goodwin, Josephine Good, Phyllis Lilly and Alicia Nyer; former spouse, Ronald Bates; grandchildren; and aunt, Carmela Casantini.
Robert L. Berlinger, 98, of Myerstown, passed away June 13 in Lebanon, PA. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Knorr) Berlinger. Surviving are daughters, Susan B. (Richard) Henry of Myerstown, and Madeleine E. (Leonard) Moyerman of Seaford, DE; grandchildren, Brian (Sue) Henry, Alison (James) Fredericks, Shane (Amber) Moyerman and Megan Moyerman; and great-grandchildren, Lydia and Annabel Fredericks, Rachael Henry, and Alexandra Moyerman.
Bonnie A. Blouch, 83, of Myerstown, passed away June 9 at ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon. She was the widow of Paul R. Blouch.
Melody Sue Brightbill, 55, passed away June 12 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was a daughter of Russell Brightbill of Freeport, FL and the late Dolores B. Arnold Brightbill. Also surviving are sister, Lynn (Justin) Lytle of Freeport, FL; nephew, Shannon Carl; and uncle, Joseph Ream of Lebanon.
Richard “Dick” Dechert, 73, of Lebanon, passed away at home June 17. He was the husband of the late Joyce Marie George Dechert. Richard is survived by children, Kim (Thomas) Cool of Jonestown; Jeanette (Larry) Showers of Mt. Zion; Douglas (Tammy E.) Dechert of Jonestown; Audrey (John) Birster of Lebanon; Stephanie (Cody) McAbee of Jonestown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Leroy (Anna Mae) Dechert of Lebanon; Joseph (Linda) Dechert of Jonestown; Ralph Dechert of Lebanon; Earl (Cheryl) Dechert of Missouri; and sister, Betty Dechert of Myerstown.
Betty Jean Dunlop, 83, of Williamstown, passed away June 15 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Dunlop Sr. Surviving are her family, including sons, Craig Dunlop and his wife, Kathy, Wiconisco, and Thomas Jr. and his companion, Cindy, Williamstown; daughters, Deborah Schaeffer and her husband, Bill, Pine Grove, and Patricia Mishoe and her companion, Clint, Jonestown; grandchildren, Craig Dunlop II, Jared Dunlop and his wife, Katie, Bryn Wevodau and his wife, Lorna, Blair Knibbs and her husband, Eddie, Brandon Schaeffer and his fiancee, Amy, and Dustin Schaeffer and his wife, Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Dawson, Makenna, Jillian and Gianna Dunlop, Nomi Wevodau, Edison Knibbs, Jaxen and Aiden Schaeffer.
Irene Mae Erdman, 99, of Valley View, passed away June 15 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood E. Erdman. She is survived by a son, Elwood E. Erdman, Hegins; daughters, Alice M. Deitrich, Meriden, Conn., and Susan P. Runkle, Spring Glen; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernice Romberger.
Kelly Ann Fekette, 48, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, passed away June 19 at her residence. Kelly was a daughter of Barbara Ann Richards Moyer and the late Herman Lamar Moyer. She was the wife of Vaughn Edward Fekette. She is also survived by a daughter, Kiana N. Fekette; a son, Nicholas J. Fekette; a sister, Krista Smith.
Gregory L. Hirschbock, 54, of Lebanon, passed away June 12 at home. He was a son of Franklin L. and Doris J. (Grabe) Hirschbock. Gregory is also survived by brother, James E. Hirschbock; and son, Steven Hirschbock.
Richard Charles Horning, 71, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away June 12 at his residence. He was the husband of Linda D. Brown Horning. Also surviving are daughters, Sheila VanOrden, Cumbola, and April Killian, wife of Russell, Schuylkill Haven; a son, Todd Horning and wife, Karen, Pottsville; grandchildren, Tawny, Tava, Kaleb, Zaidian, Kahmaya, Brady and Cameron; a godson, Jared Horning, Pottsville; siblings, Peggy Spotts, wife of Roger, Schuylkill Haven, Donald Horning, husband of Cherri, Florida, Linda Shollenberger, wife of Tom, Schuylkill Haven, William Horning, widower of Jo Ann, Minersville, Karen Horning, Pottsville, and Tim Horning, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.
Lucy F. Keener, 65, of Lancaster, passed away June 13 at her home. Surviving are daughters, Mitzi W. (Michael) Leddick and Lindsay (Daryl) Lewis; grandchildren, Xavier Leddick, Crystal Leddick, Destiny Leddick, Chase Lewis, Layden Lewis, Jarrett Dunacusky, Jr., Josh Dunacusky, Jordyn Dunacusky; great-grandchildren; brothers, Edwin M. McQuate, Paul A. (Margo) McQuate; sisters, Dorothy M. Wagner, Carole Ann Spang, Janet L. Elliott, Mary R. (David) Walter, Nancy J. (Todd G.) Ruoss; nieces and nephews; and companion, Chester Hornberger.
Mary L. Kerkeslager, 94, of Annville, passed away June 13 in Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late John H. Kerkeslager. Surviving are sons, Robert J. Kerkeslager of Annville, David A. (Gail) Kerkeslager of Cleona; daughter, Kay L. Kerkeslager of Annville; grandchildren, Kimberly, Erin, and Amy; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Jazmyn, and Gabrielle.
William P. Kerr, 66, of Lebanon, passed away June 7. He is survived by sisters, Mary Louise (Carl) Feeman of Jonestown, Patricia Flower and Carol Kerr, both of Lebanon; nieces, Caren Walmer and Lori Genthner; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews; and companion, Carol Wengert.
Joseph F. Kline Sr., 78, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away June 16 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was the widower of Nancy E. Dietrich Kline. Joe is survived by a son, William J. Kline and wife, Brenda, Cressona; sisters, Mary Bound and husband, Jack, Katherine Turnitza and husband, John, and Almeda Kline, all of Pottsville, Sarah Kalbach, Pink Hills, N.C., and Blanche Arner and husband, Gary, Saint Clair; nieces and nephews.
Anthony R. “Andy” Kupko, 97, passed away June 18 at Luther Ridge, Pottsville. Andy was preceded in death by his wife, Christine A. “Teeny” Reber. Surviving are nieces, Sara Reber and Joann Devich; nephews, Charles Allerman, Kenneth and Richard Reber.
Anna Mae Martel, 86, of Lebanon, passed away June 13 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Martel, Sr. Anna Mae is survived by children, Patricia (Douglas) O’Roark of Myerstown, Robert A. (Janet) Martel, Jr. of Lebanon, David L. (Rose) Martel, Sr. of Lebanon; grandchildren, Ernie, Kendra, David, Dale, Brandon, Victoria, Erika, Devin, and Kathryn; and great-grandchildren.
Erma Sue Martin, 50, of East Earl, passed away June 13 at home. She was the wife of Nelson M. Martin. Erma is also survived by sons, Darnell T. Martin, Austin S. Martin; daughters, Kinita J. Martin, Chelsea L. Martin; brothers, Mark E. (Linda) Brubaker of Mt. Joy, Carl L. (Marilyn) Brubaker of Lititz, Henry A. (Sharon) Brubaker of Mt. Joy; sisters, Kathy J. (Philip) Steiner of Fredericksburg, OH, and Grace M. Brubaker of Lewiston, ME.
Jerry J. Maulfair, 76, of Lebanon, passed away June 16 at his residence. He was the husband of Yvonne M. Miller Maulfair. Jerry is also survived by children, Kathy M. (Paul)Sobolewski of Myerstown, Penny M. Salisbury of West Lebanon, Donald E. (Tracy) Maulfair, North Lebanon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia (Harry) Marks of Lebanon, Nancy Gingrich of Lebanon, Arlene Wise of Palmyra, Sandra Coakley of Campbelltown; brothers, Leon (Brenda) Hostetter of Campbelltown, Steve Hostetter of Lebanon, Glenn (Dawn) Hostetter of Cleona, Jeffrey Hostetter of Palmyra, Brian (Sharon) Hostetter of North Lebanon.
Emmaline E. Miller, 85, of Lebanon, passed away June 15 at Cedar Haven Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late George F. “Ozz” Miller. Emmaline is survived by children, George E. (Linda) Miller, Sr., Suzanne J. (Jack) Binner, Thomas J. (Lin) Miller, James P. (Mary Jo) Miller, and Robert J. (Mary) Miller; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Marion Kantz.
Olive May “Naw” Miller, 90, of Lebanon, passed away June 12 in Cedar Haven. She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Shiner and the late Samuel P. Miller. Olive is survived by children, Billie Jo Wise, Lebanon, Joseph F. Shiner, Lebanon; grandchildren, Susie (James) Miller, Rexmont, John (Cheryl) Wise, Lebanon, Elizabeth (Greg) Tonini, Lebanon; great-grandchildren, Colin Miller, Rachel Miller, Grant Neuman, Colby Wise and Nickole Wise; nieces and nephews.
Bonita L. Myers, 61, of Grantville, passed away June 14 at her home. She was the wife of the late Lee M. Myers, Jr. Bonita is survived by son, Justin (Brandy) Myers of Lebanon; brothers, Joseph (Peggy) Fiorentino of Lebanon and Steve (Holly) Fiorentino of Annville; sisters, Mary (Jim) Moyer of Lebanon, Donna (Mike) Thompson of Schafferstown, and Patricia Bowser of Lebanon; granddaughter, McKayla Myers; nieces and nephews.
Bettie S. Noll, 86, of Lebanon, passed away June 12 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Leon R. Noll. Surviving are children, Brenda D. (Robert E.) Martin, Jr., Jeanette M. (Michael S.) Gruber, David L. (Barbara D.) Noll, Loretta S. (Arthur D.) Ciccone; grandchildren, Paul Noll, Jonathan Noll, Amanda Grier, Arthur J. Ciccone, Aaron T. Ciccone, Brett M. Noll-Emmick; great-grandchildren, Faith, Emma, Jayson, Madison, Cameron, and Gwendolyn.
Donald L. Ripple, 78, of Annville, passed away June 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the widower of Donna K. (Snyder) Ripple. Donald is survived by daughters, Cathy J. (Steve) Shifflett of Lebanon, Tammy M. Deimler of Annville and Dawn R. Ripple of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Mandy Keller, Justin (Val) Keller, Courtney Shifflett, Frederick Deimler and Michele and Montrell Wilkerson; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Bryce, Tyler, Nekea, and Trevon Keller, and Sierra Miller; great-great-granddaughter, Aaliyaa Keller; and sisters, Dorthea Parsons and Nancy Gibson.
Shirley D. Rissinger, 84, of Sacramento, passed away June 19 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville. She is survived by sons, Michael A. Rissinger, Philadelphia, John J. Rissinger IV, Harrisburg, and Harry D. Rissinger, Sacramento; daughters, Cynthia L. Klinger and her husband, Larry, Hegins, Patricia L. Rissinger, Minneapolis, Minn., and Suzanne L. Reblock and her husband, John, Hegins; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Lee Deibert, Sacramento, and Dean Deibert, Gratz; nieces and nephews.
Joanne P. (Krause) Schneck, 79, of Rehrersburg, passed away June 11 at Tremont Health and Rehab. She was the wife of the late Carl L. Schneck. Joanne is survived by daughter, Barbara (Douglas) Schoener; sisters, Mary Lou (Wilber) Wagner, Francis Paine, Eva Marie Kling, and Gloria Jean Lash; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Mary Ann Seyfert-Weiant, 84, of Lebanon, passed away June 15 at Spang Crest Manor. She was preceded in death by husbands, Urban J. Seyfert and Emerson L. Weiant. Surviving are sons, Kenneth A. (Donna) Seyfert, Dennis J. (Phyllis) Seyfert, Glenn E. (Penny) Seyfert; stepson, Scott (Michelle) Weiant; grandchildren, Tara Rauch, Troy Seyfert, Jennifer Myer, Karen McGrady, Denise Leid; stepgrandchildren, Bradley Weiant, Jared Weiant; great-grandchildren; brothers, Lowell (Shirley) Sherman, William (Kay) Sherman; sister, Mildred (Henry) Arnold; nieces and nephews.
Thomas E. Shaak, 65, of Myerstown, passed away June 13 at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Constance K. “Connie” (Ernfield) Shaak, and the son of Joseph E., Sr., and Ruth “Naomi” (Brubaker) Shaak, of Myerstown.Thomas is also survived by daughters, Rachel L. (Patrick) Sebastian of Wyomissing, Emily J. (Jay) Wilkes of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Emily Jane Sebastian, Alexander Thomas Sebastian; brothers, Joseph E. (Jacqueline) Shaak, Jr. of Myerstown, William A. (Mary Frances) Shaak of Myerstown, Kerry D. (Shelly) Shaak of Sinking Spring; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Edward Earl Short, 90, of Lebanon, passed away June 15 at VA Medical Center. Surviving are wife, Mary Eloise (Hartman) Short; children, Rochelle A. (Tom) Lesher, Myerstown, Edward J. (Carol) Short, York; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and brother, Allen Short.
William Joseph Tighe, Sr., 82, of Hershey, formerly of Wantagh, Long Island, passed away June 13 at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Hershey. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Hooker) Tighe. Also surviving are children, Noreen (Kevin) O’Callaghan, Michael (Jeanne) Tighe, William J. (Elizabeth) Tighe, Jr., Timothy (Susan) Tighe, Thomas (Geraldine) Tighe, Susan Vitale; grandchildren, Michael Patrick, Kristin, Sarah, Kathleen, John, Lindsey, Michael, Julie, Melissa, Samantha, Christopher and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Marquis, Grace, Sophia, Reilly, Ryan, Peyton; and brother, John Tighe.
Clarence E. Vidal, Sr., 76, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away June 19 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. Rogers Vidal. Surviving are daughters, Debra, wife of Steven Godshall, Hatfield, and Jean, wife of Butch Lesher, Minersville; sons, Clarence E. Vidal Jr. and his wife, Angela, Pottsville, and Brian Wetzel, Schuylkill Haven; a sister, Shirley Adams, New Jersey; brothers, Ronald Deitrich, Tamaqua, and Melvin Vidal, Pottsville; son-in-law, John G. Nelson, Pottsville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Mildred A. Wenger, 81, formerly of Effort, PA, passed away June 13 in ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon. She was the wife of David S. Wenger. Surviving are brothers, Elijah (Dorothea) Arnold, Jr. of Lebanon, Richard Arnold of Mt. Aetna, John (Jerry) Arnold of Baltimore, MD, Charles Arnold, Paul Arnold, Francis Arnold, Christopher Arnold, James (Angie) Arnold, and David (Betty) Arnold, all of Lebanon; sisters, Barbara (Ray) Kreider of Annville, Agnes (Robert) Shearer of Annville, Joanne (Ronald) King of Myerstown; nieces and nephews.
Ronald L. Yarnall, 79, of Stouchsburg, passed away June 16 at his residence. He was the widower of Shirley A. (Swope) Yarnall. Ronald is survived by daughters, Shiron K. Davis of Womelsdorf, Sheila A. (Kris) Keller of Mohnton; sons, Randy L. (Kathleen) Yarnall of Womelsdorf, Rodney J. (Sandra) Yarnall of Robesonia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
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