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Ronald L. Aungst, 77, of Tremont, passed away July 21 at Schuylkill Medical Center. Surviving are his wife, Mary H. Conway Aungst; a son, Brian Aungst, Pine Grove; five grandchildren, Amanda, Stephanie, Shaun, Christopher and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Destiny, Cameron and Amelia; a sister, Lucille Fetter, Donaldson; nieces and nephews.

Elmer E. Bachman, 91, of Lebanon passed away July 24, at his residence. He was the husband of Geraldine “Betty” Ruth Bachman. Also surviving are daughters, Janice and husband, Glenn Sellers of Cornwall, and Joyce and husband, Chris Gardner of Fredericksburg; grandsons, Kevin Ebersole and Eric Boyer; and great-grandchildren, Zoey and Kaiden Boyer.

Mary E. Becker, 95, of Annville, passed away on July 19, at Countryside Christian Community. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Becker. Surviving is a daughter, Virginia and the late Robert L. Blouch of Lebanon; grandchildren, Robert L. Blouch, Jr. and wife Kelly, Kathie and husband Dean Greiner; four great-grandchildren, Charissa Blouch, Matthew Blouch, Mark Blouch and Kate (Greiner) Patches.

David E. Bobb, 66, of Lebanon passed away July 20, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Melinda L. (Brissette) Bobb. He is also survived by stepson, Joseph Madden of Austin, TX; sister, Lorranie Moore; brother, William Bobb; one nephew and numerous cousins and grand nieces and nephews.

Lottie I. Bossler, 92, of Valley View, passed away July 10 at the Schuylkill Medical Center.

Grant L. Boyer, 90, of Sinking Spring, passed away July 17, at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Marlene N. (Sweigart) Boyer. He is also survived by many cousins, friends, and acquaintances.

Baltazar T. “Denny” Dinulos, of Hummelstown passed away on July 22. He was the widower of Anna H. Dinulos. He is survived by his companion, Angelina Juarigue; a daughter, Rebecca Kline of Hummelstown; a son, Dr. James Dinulos of Portsmouth, N.H.; and seven grandchildren, Brandon, Jason, Brady, and Gillian Kline, and Michael, James, and Cole Dinulos. Also surviving are his sisters, Sonya and Susan; and brothers, Sonny and Jerry; as well as many nieces and nephews.

William G. Fasnacht, Jr., 63, of Lebanon, passed away July 21 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. William was a son of Hilda A. (Foster) Fasnacht and the late William G. Fasnacht. He is survived by his beloved, Mary George Skarbelis; two daughters, Heather A. Fasnacht-Coon, wife of Gerald, and Dawn M. DuChene, wife of Nickolas; a son, Todd M. Fasnacht, husband of Beth; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Susanne M. Smith, wife of Larry B., and Barbara R. Hess-Cruz, wife of Jose; and several nieces and nephews.

Jeanne B. Figurelle, 92, of Altoona, passed away on July 18. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Figurelle, Sr. Surviving are her children, Rebecca and Greg Gettle, Kathy and Brad Gates, Eugene Jr. and Ruth Ann Figurelle, Ann Marie and Bruce McGeary, Renee Figurelle, Wayne and Liz Figurelle, and Dick Ramey, her 13 grandchildren, Jamie (Andy), Jarod (Stephanie), Eugene III (Janel), Alana, Kerry Ann (Chris), Jessica (Jason), Erin (Josh) , Keith, Jordan (Matt), Morgan, Taylor (Byron), Dillon, and Hannah; and her 15 great-grandchildren, Eugene IV, Carmella, Isla, Vincenzo, Siena, Mason, Lucca, Elle, Rachel, Molly, Lyra, Samantha, Lilly, Kalene, and Luke.

Ruth L. Freeman, Tower City, formerly of Lykens, passed away July 23. She is survived by her husband, George S. Freeman; a son, Gary Freeman and his wife, Deborah; two daughters, Lloyal and her husband, Tom Hain, and Kerrie and her husband, A.J. Krawczel; grandchildren, Laura, Jayna and Gayle; a great-granddaughter, Alexis; two brothers, Robert and William Lengle; a sister, Gloria Kovack.

Woodrow J. Gargenes, 87, of Myerstown passed away July 20, at StoneRidge Towne Center. He is survived by 2 sisters, Jennie Kolessar and Edith Gargenes, also several nieces and nephews.

Marie E. “Gibby” Gibson, 85, of Lebanon, died on July 23, at Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg. Surviving are sons, Larry spouse of Deb Gibson, Lynnwood G. spouse of Cheryl Gibson; daughter, Lillian spouse of Richard Ebersole; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, Ellwood G. “Hoot” Gibson.

Paul D. Gross, 82, of Oak Grove, VA formerly of Lebanon, passed away peat home on July 21.

Agnes R. Habecker, 90, of Lebanon, formerly of Palmyra, passed away July 19, at Spang Crest Manor in Lebanon. She was the wife of the late John C. Habecker. Surviving are a son, John C. Habecker and wife Sallie of Lebanon; a granddaughter, Tara wife of Michael Tumilty of Annville; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Kellen, Molly, and Gracie Tumilty; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles H. Hineman, Jr., 49, of Lebanon, passed away on July 24, at The Good Samaritan Hospital. He was the husband of Pamela McCaully Hineman. He was born to Charles H. and Janice Cobb Hineman. He is also survived by his children, Charles H. Hineman, III, and Tamara and husband, Cory Connatser, all of Lebanon; and a grandson, Owen Connatser. He is also survived by his siblings, Kyle, Charlotte, Paula, Carmen, CJ, and Christina.

Karen M. Hippert, 77, of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away on July 21. Survivors include her husband, Jay Hippert; her daughters, Monica Hippert and fiance Darryl Houshower and Jolene Umbenhauer and husband Dale; her grandchildren, Shaun Finley and fiancee Rebecca Dilorenzo, Meghan Rizzo and husband T.J., LeeAnn Moffitt, Ryan Finley, and T.J. Moffitt; her sister, Yvonne Fetter and husband Alton; and her brother, Barry Ebling and wife Gail. Other survivors include her sister-in-law, Sandra Leidich and husband J.D.; as well as five nephews and seven nieces.

Donald O. Houtz, Sr., 89, of Tower City, passed away July 23 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Underkoffler Houtz. Surviving are two children, Cynthia Welsh and her husband, John, Williamstown, and Donald Houtz Jr. and his wife, Karen, Tower City; a brother, Lee Houtz and his wife, Betty, Tower City; four grandchildren, Heather Klinger, Michael Houtz, James Machamer and Sarah Breakiron; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Lynn G. Kintzer, 69, of Myerstown died July 23, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Donna J. (Mays) Kintzer. He is also survived by daughters, Melissa, wife of Andrew Light of Lancaster, and Dana, wife of Christopher Anderson of Alice, Texas; grandchildren, Evan, Tessa, C.J., Jason, and Emily; sisters, Barbara Kintzer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Renee, wife of Richard Smith of Stevens; brothers, Dale, husband of Sandra Kintzer of Lebanon, and Roger, husband of Brenda Kintzer of Frystown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Douglas H. Klinger, Millersburg, formerly of Wiconisco, passed away July 24. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Shoffler Klinger; a daughter, Jena M. Klinger; a brother, Russ Klinger; two sisters, Madoline Laing and Linda Feltmate.

Nevelyn J. Knisley, 86, of Cornwall passed away July 23. She is survived by her husband Roger; daughters, Valerie & Dee Knisley, their spouses, Jean Marc Braem and John Ruger; her sister, Eileen Gossard and husband, Jack.

John A. Krammes, 98, of Providence Place, Pine Grove, passed away July 22 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. John was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae “Ginger” Baucher Krammes. He was the last member of his immediate family and is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Violet Elizabeth Lesher, 100, of Lebanon, formerly of Schaefferstown, died July 18, in Cedar Haven, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Albert Roy Lesher. She is survived by a son, George Lesher and wife Delores of Schaefferstown; a daughter, Ruth Ann Hanner and husband John of Florida; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Biemesderfer of Virginia.

Macey Renee Lilley, 24, of Myerstown, passed away on July 22, in Lebanon. She was born to Christainna Krampitz and Jim Harlan. Macey is survived by her mother and father, as well as her dad, Bertram Root, Sr.; her stepfather, Carl Krampitz; her brother, Bertram Root, Jr.; sisters, Kathryn Root and Harley Harlan; grandparents, Gordon and Elizabeth Lilley and Bob and Betty Harlan; as well as many aunts and uncles.

Kathleen J. Ludwig, 91, of Jonestown, died at her home on July 23. She was the wife of William F. Ludwig. She is also survived by her sons, Robert W., husband of Helga Ludwig of Cape Carteret, N.C. and Edward L., husband of Elaine Ludwig of Fredericksburg; daughter-in-law, Eileen, wife of the late Lewis F. Ludwig of Boonton Twp., N.J.; grandchildren, Terry (Kristy) Ludwig of Lebanon, Danielle (James) Register of Cape Carteret, N.C., Travis (Nancy) Ludwig of Hummelstown, Michelle (Kevin) Daffron of Cape Carteret, N.C., Daniel Ludwig of Baltimore and Matthew Ludwig of Annapolis, Md.; and ten great-grandchildren.

Loretta M. “Lolly” Lutz, 73, of Fredericksburg, passed away on July 20, at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert L. “Bobby” Lutz.  She is survived by her son, Ronnie L. Lutz and his companion, Julie St. Clair of Annville; daughter, Robin L., wife of Keith Gingrich of Jonestown and Gina L. Lutz of Ono; grandchildren, Derrik Lutz and his wife, Danielle, Taylor and Noah Gingrich; great-grandchildren, Ryder & Landon; sisters, Mary Bragg of Jonestown, Margaret Spitler of Annville and Agnes Cox of Bradenton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Dorothy T. Gardner McCurdy, 87, formerly of Lebanon, died July 20, in Countryside Christian Community. She was the wife of the late Edgar C. “Skip” McCurdy. Surviving are grandchildren, Chris Gardner and Kim Gassert; great-grandchildren, Sierra and Devin Gardner, and Cayla Gassert; nephews, Lawrence Zulick, Jr. and wife, Judith, Todd Zulick and wife, Kathy, and David Zulick and wife, Claudia; and a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Gardner.

Thomas L. McDonnell, 87 of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Delaware Hospice Inc., Milford, DE. He was the husband of Janice McDonnell. He was born in West Conshohocken, PA on June 16, 1928, son of the late William and Olga Wood McDonnell. He was a 30 year veteran having served as Army Command Sgt. Major during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion in Lewes, Delaware and a member of the VFW in Rehoboth Beach. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Sharon, wife of Patrick Hockley, Asper, PA; Leeann McDonnell; step-son: Neil Swalm and wife Lori, Cleona, PA; step-grandson: Mark Swalm, Palmyra, PA. Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM in the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon where a viewing began at 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Interment with full military honors was held in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

Adeleen M. (Schrock) Millard, 87, of Palmyra, passed away on July 20, in Albert Einstein Medical Center. She was predeceased by her  husband, John L. Millard. She is survived by two stepsons, John R. Millard and wife Joyce Ann of Flat Rock, N.C. and Gary L. Millard and wife Barbara of Collierville, Tenn.; a nephew, Ronald Schrock and wife Nila of Somerset; and two nieces, Janet Morroco and husband Fredrick of Somerset, and Shari Myers and husband Larry of Harrisburg.

Louise C. Miller, 85, of Myerstown, died July 24, at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late Eugene L. Miller. She is survived by a son, Larry, husband of Peggy Miller of Jonestown; a sister, Jane Boyer of Dillsburg; granddaughters, Kristi Miller, wife of Eric Gebhardt of San Mateo, Calif., Kim Krause, wife of Brian Krause of Shippensburg; great-grandsons, Kyle and Colin Krause of Shippensburg; and several nieces and nephews.

James Richard Noel, Jr., of Lebanon, passed away on July 18.  He is survived by his son James R. Noel, III at home; daughters Jennifer wife of Brian Rhoad of Jonestown and Cassidy R. Noel at home; grandchildren Tyler, Nathan, Brandon and Cynthia Rhoad; his oldest sister Sandy Grenier of Lawrence, MA and several other brothers and sisters.

Ella M. Thomas Oldt, 88, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, passed away July 8 at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Oldt. She is survived by daughters, Darryl Oldt, Petersburg, Va., and Adrienne Feeley and her husband, Bill, Glenolden; two grandchildren, Laurel and Cassandra Feeley, both of Glenolden; a great-grandchild, Kayleigh; three brothers Roy, Warren and Robert Thomas.

Linda R. Putlock, 46, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away July 25 at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the daughter of Blanche Rihacek Tobias and the late Adam Tobias. She was the wife of Mark Putlock. She is also survived by a daughter, Deseree Putlock and her fiance, John Ritzko, Schuylkill Haven; a son, Justin, husband of Brittany Putlock, Cressona; a grandson, Aaron Putlock, Schuylkill Haven; three sisters, Debora, wife of Lester Morgan, Schuylkill Haven, Theresa, wife of Harry Nunemacher, Cressona, and Kimberley Tobias, fiancee of Richard Gwin, Schuylkill Haven; three brothers, Kenneth Tobias, Schuylkill Haven, David Tobias and his fiance, Terri Mabry, Buck Run, and Douglas Tobias, Schuylkill Haven; mother-in-law, June Putlock, Deer Lake; a sister-in-law, Cindy, wife of Pat Wade, Adamsdale; a brother-in-law, Rick Putlock, husband of Rita, Adamsdale; aunts, nieces and nephews.

Joseph E. Rulavage, 82, of Lebanon, passed away July 17, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Fern (Leahy) Rulavage. Surviving are two children, Joseph Rulavage, and Karen wife of John Jorfi; four grandchildren, Kaysi Durr, Kevin Durr, Lauren Rulavage, John Jorfi, Jr.; five great-grandchildren; one aunt, Anne Harkins; nieces, Dawn Leahy, Kendra Pfautz; and a nephew, Richard Leahy.

Helen M. Shyda, 88, of Lebanon, passed away July 23, at home. She was the wife of the late John A. Shyda. She is survived by two sons, John A., and T. Peter Shyda, husband of Heidi; two daughters, Elizabeth Hinks and her husband, Glenn, and Mary T. Shyda; two grandsons, Thomas and Kevin Hinks; a sister, Kathryn Kirkwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Beverly B. Speicher, 72, formerly of Palmyra, passed away July 24, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. Born July 4, 1943 in Hershey, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Pauline (Nissley) Becker. Retired from Hershey Foods Corporation, she was a member of New Life Church of Hershey. Surviving are her daughter, Tammy, wife of Mike Soles of Middletown; brother, Clarence, Jr., husband of Darlene of Millsboro, Del.; and grandsons, Chad Soles and Zachary Soles.

Robert L. Stohler, 76, of Myerstown, died July 25, at Cedar Haven, Lebanon. He was the husband of Judith A. (Sheetz) Stohler. He is survived by a daughter, Debra, wife of Daniel Arnold, of Lebanon; a son, Kevin Stohler, of Myerstown; grandchildren, Nikkoel and Margaret Stohler; and a great-grandson, Landon Stohler.

Catherine W. Stumpf, 47, of Lebanon passed away July 20. She was a daughter of Walter N., Sr. and Rosa May (Hensley) Stumpf of Lebanon. Also surviving are two children, Brett Travis, fiance of Kelly Russell, and Kayla Travis; three grandchildren, Blake Travis, Jaevion Jefferson, Jonah Jefferson; three sisters, Faith, wife of Scott Humm, Angela, wife of Lawrence Barnett, Suzanne, wife of Jose Flores-Cortes; three brothers, Walter, Jr., husband of Barbara Stumpf, Stephen, husband of Wendy Stumpf, Bryon, Sr., husband of Deb Stumpf; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary E. Tolley, 78, of Lititz died July 22, at Moravian Manor in Lititz. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Tolley. She is survived by four children, C. Douglas, husband of Debra E. Daub Tolley of Lititz, Cristel R., wife of Luke R. Witman of Lititz, Melanie G., wife of Todd A. Petticoffer of Manheim, and Shannon D. Tolley of Manheim; 11 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and six siblings, Joseph L. Malin of Myerstown, Frances M. Nelson of Ephrata, R. David, husband of Jeanette Malin of Lebanon, Margaret R. Donmoyer of Jonestown, Catherine L., wife of Nevin Stohler of Lebanon, and Anna Mae Heilman of Akron.

Robert U. Woodland, 89, of Myerstown, died July 23. He was the husband of Arlene K. (Kriebel) Woodland.

Doris Lorraine Vaughan, Schuylkill Haven, passed away July 20 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Vaughan. Surviving are a son, Jeffery Vaughan, husband of Patricia, Mountville; a daughter, Nefer, wife of Gregory Hammonds, Easton; a brother, Carl Bartol, White Plains, N.Y.; grandchildren, Jeffery A. Vaughan, Pottsville, Sarah Doris Vaughan, St. Pete Beach, Fla., Grant A. Vaughan, Schuylkill Haven, and Anthony D. Sfarra, Shippinsburg.

Grace E. Zeigler, 83, of Honey Brook passed away on July 23 at her home In addition to her husband Eugene, she leaves behind her three loving daughters, Karen Sheesley, Beverly Buzzard, and Jean Crass; a brother, Arthur; her seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.