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Kenneth C. Artz, 80, of N. Lebanon Twp., passed away April 15 at his home. He was the husband of Betty J. Fisher Artz. In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by his son, Scott B. and his wife, Linda Artz; daughters, Glynnis M., wife of Gary Kofler, Angela M., wife of Samuel Breidenstine, and Jane M., wife of Darrell Bohannon, all of Lebanon; brother, Lewis Artz of Jonestown; grandchildren, Nathanial, Kendra, Gretchen, Tyler, Kirk, Zach, Jackie, and Hannah; and great-grandchildren.

Susan I. Cheruka, 90, of Minersville, passed away April 16 at York Terrace Golden Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. Susan is survived by daughters, Susan, wife of John Vrabel, Minersville, and Maryann, wife of David Drazenovich, Minersville; a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Brennan, Pottsville; grandchildren, Jeannette and her husband, Michael McKeon, John and his wife, Janice Vrabel, David Drazenovich and Maryann Tellez; great-grandchildren, Kevin McKeon, James and Brian Drazenovich, Kristen and Brandon Tellez; nieces and nephews.

Robert E. 'Bob' Conrad, 88,  Rexmont, passed away April 13 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Surviving are wife, Jean M. Conrad nee Whitman; son, Bruce G. spouse of Phyllis A. Conrad; daughter, Tracy Conrad Brumbaugh; grandchildren, Adam Robert Brumbaugh, Sarah E. Conrad, Nathan K. Conrad.

Marguerite L. “Margie” Ditzler, 93, formerly of Lebanon, passed away April 15 at the Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, Manheim. She was the wife of the late James S. “Chet” Ditzler. Surviving are daughters, Barbara L. Graybeal of Manheim and Dorothea D., wife of Donald Gochnauer of Landisville; a son, George J., husband of Eleatrice Ditzler of Leesburg, Fla.; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and great- great-grandchild.

Mary A. Donten, 94, passed away April 13 at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Herbert E. Donten. She is survived by daughter, Joyce L., wife of John Pete; sister, Mabel Ditzler; daugher-in-law, Gloria Donten; grandchildren,  Terri, Tammy, Tina, and Mary Kate; great-grandchildren, greatgreat-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Charles W. Eisenhauer, 91, of Myerstown, passed away April 19. He was the husband of the late Margaret  A. (Sherk) Eisenhauer, and is survived by daughters, Fay M., wife of  Kenneth Burkholder, of Myerstown, Charla K., wife of Paul Bishop, of Lewes, Delaware; grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

William J. Felty, 78, Annville, passed away April 16 at his home. He was the husband of Linda Klepper Felty. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Shaun Felty and his wif,e Elisabeth of Mechanicsburg, Lyle Felty and his wife, Amy of Jonestown, Seth Felty and his wife, Jennifer of Jonestown, and Jonathan Felty and his wife, Jessica of Newport News, Va.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; his sister, Winona and her husband, Henry Emerick of Hegins.

Henry E. 'Skip' Gerhart, 82, Jonestown, passed away April 14 at the Lebanon Valley Home, Annville. He was the husband of the late Jean A. (Kreider)Gerhart. Surviving are his sons, Timothy H. husband of Jill A. (Hetrick) Gerhart of Sterling, Va., grandsons Benjamin B. and Andrew H., and son, Michael D. Gerhart of Pottstown and grandsons Gregory M., Matthew D. Gerhart.

Ruth Arlene Giagnocavo (neé Martin), 84, passed away April 13 at Stoneridge Retirement Living, Myerstown. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Giagnocavo. Ruth is survived by children, Gregory (Anita) of Guatemala, Susan G. Sterrett (Peter) of Wichita, Kan., and Pittsburgh, Deborah Dudics (Robert) of Pittsburgh, J. Clark Giagnocavo (Mindy) of Oklahoma, Cynthia Giagnocavo (Antonio Vargas Berenguel) of Almería, Spain, J. Alan Giagnocavo (Carole) of Manheim, and Patrick Giagnocavo of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Gabriela), Daniel (Janeen), Alan and Rachel Giagnocavo, Dominique Giagnocavo Dudics (Lynsie), Aaron Dudics, (Christina) and Stephanie Dudics, Alex and Hannah Giagnocavo, Jeff (Stephanie), Kristy and Cara Giagnocavo, and Samuel and Lucien Vargas Giagnocavo; and great-grandchildren, Isabella, and Sophia Giagnocavo, Michelle and Daniel, Jr. Giagnocavo, Adessa and Leah Dudics, and Aiden and Ethan Giagnocavo.; brothers, Emanuel, Emerson, and Allen; and sisters, Erma Landis, Alma Landis, Rachael Freed, and Karen Trovinger.

Patricia Ann Coombe Hanich, Schuylkill Haven, passed away April 13 at York Terrace, Pottsville. She was preceded in death by husband, William "Billy" Clyde Hanich. Patricia is survived by a daughter, Helene Agne, Danville, and her husband, Ernest "Ernie,".

Shirley I. Harring, 92, Valley View, passed away April 13 at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard N. "Bill" Harring. Surviving are a sister, Beatrice L Herb, Cressona; nieces and nephews.

JoAnne M. Horning, 56, of Minersville, passed away April 15 at her residence. She was the wife of William L. Horning. In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by daughters, Candice Boyer, Saltsburg, and Kelly Fehr, Pottsville; grandchildren, Dakota L. Boyer, Kyle and Kayla Fehr and Jessica Zimmerman and her husband, Tim; great-grandchild, Madison Kelly Zimmerman; brothers, Gilbert Buery, Schuylkill Haven, and Richard Beury, Hegins; sisters, Linda Rickard, Pottsville, Susan Vidal, Cressona, Kay Fessler, Saint Clair, and Jodi Palsgrove, Pine Grove; nieces and nephews.

Irene Naomi (Kline) Katzaman, 78, passed away April 11 in Wichita Falls, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Carl D. Katzaman. Surviving are daughter, Carol Ann Tucker of Corpus Christi, Texas, son, Carl A. Katzaman and wife, Laura of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Clyde Andrew Katzaman and wife, Terri of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren; and greatgrandchildren; brother, Harry Kline and wife, Erma of Palmyra.

Donna Kent, 64, Mt. Gretna, passed away April 19 at ManorCare in Pottsville. Surviving are a daughter, Kristy, wife of Budd Snider of Effort; and grandchildren, Bailey and Layne Snider.

Luke Ellis Krall, 76, Schaefferstown, passed away April 16 in his residence. He was the husband of the late Patricia L. Matthews Krall. Luke is survived by children, Brian Krall of Newmanstown, Mike, husband of Sue Twombley of Rexmont, Bridget, wife of Scott Krall of Denver, Steven 'Arch', husband of Shanna Krall of Myerstown, and Melissa, wife of David Kuchinski of West Lawn; grandchildren, Jonathan, Adam, Tony, Tanya, Jordan, Tricia, Hilary, Emily, Haley, and Xander; greatgrandchildren, Daulton, Caiden, Bria, and Chase; stepgrandchildren, Kelsey, Tiffany, Bryan, Amanda, Brenda, and Kayla; sister, Annabelle, wife of Lowell Seiverling of Schaefferstown; and brother, Robert, husband of Ruth Krall of Schaefferstown.

Dr. Joseph Kreiser, passed away April 4 at his home in Millersburg. He is survived by two aunts and nine cousins.

Marjorie A. Lash, 80, passed away April 13, in Spang Crest Manor Nursing Home She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack John Lash. Surviving are a daughter, Dawn Cole of Windham, N.H.; sons, Steven Lash and Brian Lash, both of Lebanon; and grandchildren.

Randy Yarnell Masser, 64, of Hegins, passed away April 12 at home. Surviving are his wife, Linda Masser; a son, Shane Masser, his wife, Jill, and their daughter, Tiana; a son, Jason Masser, his wife, Ann, and their children, Randy, Rachael and Jason; a daughter, Michelle Masser, her fiance, Tommy Metzinger, and her children, Tyler and Tiffany; a brother, Robert Masser, his wife, Holly, and their children, Crystal, Patrick and Brian; and a sister, Lori Weaver, her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Riley.

Susan Petty O’Laughlin, 94, Hobe Sound, FL, wife of John O’Laughlin, Jr., passed away April 5 at her home on Jupiter Island. She is survived by her children, Jay O’Laughlin, PhD and his wife Jennifer Rocknem O’Laughlin, The Honorable Anne O’Laughlin Scott and her husband Stuart Scott, Carey O’Laughlin and his wife Cecily Horan O’Laughlin and Lucy O’Laughlin and grandchildren: Michael O’Laughlin and Megan O’Laughlin Incelli, Phoebe Scott Volpe, Andrew O’Laughlin, Ashley O’Laughlin and Peter O’Laughlin; and greatgrandchildren.

Ronald Glenn Lester, 81, formerly of Sidman, passed away April 18 at The Good Samaritan Hospital. He is survived by wife, Sophie C. (Dominguez) Lester of Lebanon; sons, Mark and wife, Anne of Downingtown, and Joseph and wife, Sharla, of Myerstown; daughter, Laura Berkey of York; grandchildren, Adam, Audra, Aidan, Andre, Mason, and Makena; brothers, Jacob Jr. of Windber, Donald of South Fork, and Gary of Tracy’s Landing, Md.

Ann M. Lingle, 83, Annville, passed away at home April 13. Surviving are sons, Thomas G. Lingle of Alexandria, Va., Robert M., husband of Sharon Lingle of Annville, and Richard A., husband of Deborah Hill of Bethesda, Md.; daughters, Elizabeth A. Lingle of Annville, Lucille M., wife of Jeffrey L. Whisler of Lebanon, Kathleen L. Pond of Charlottesville, Va., and Susan M., wife of William Chandler of Annandale, Va.; grandchildren, Bianca, Patrick, Isaac, Andrew, Clare, Amanda, Ashley, Michael, Taylor, Ellie, Joseph, Colette, Adam, Alex, Chris, Tyler, Caitlin, Matthew, and Sean; and great-grandchildren.

John K. Lingle, 63, passed away April 14 at his residence. He was the son of Joan Bender Lingle of Lebanon and the late Wilmer S. Lingle. Surviving along with his mother are  his fiancée, Brenda Hartman Stoner; brothers, Bill Lingle and wife, Sue of Lebanon, and Jim Lingle and wife, Shelly of Cleona; and a sister, Connie, wife of Butch Bucher of Lebanon; nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces.

Jean Godley Littlefield passed away April 13 at her home in Stone Ridge Village, Poplar Run. She was the wife of the late Waldemar Vickery Littlefield. She is survived by her sons, Bruce G. Littlefield and wife, Nancy, of Oley, and Kent V. Littlefield and wife, Lorrie of Hummelstown; daughters, Judith Littlefield Strock and husband, Paul Strock of Allentown, and Janice Littlefield Taylor and husband, Larry Taylor of Schaefferstown;  grandchildren; greatgrandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Marianne Principe Markey, 56, passed away at home April 16. She was the daughter of Janet J. and the late Vincent E. Principe and the wife of Richard Markey, Jr. Suriving along with her husband and mother are brothers, Thomas V. and Vincent D. Principe; sister, Diane M. Principe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Heather L. Miller Neff, 37, Fredericksburg, passed away April 18 at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She recently married the love of her life, Brian K. Neff. Also surviving are her parents, B. John and Irene I. Deitzler Miller of Fredericksburg; and brother, John W. Miller of Fredericksburg.

Thuong Thi Nguyen, 81, Lebanon, passed away April 14 at the Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Dang Huynh. Thuong is survived by children, Cua Huynh, husband of Tiffany Truong, Myerstown; Bich Huynh, wife of Trong Huynh, Lebanon; Dung Huynh, Lebanon; Lam Huynh, husband of Sang Duong, Lebanon; Thuy Vo, wife of Khanh Vo, Cleveland, OH; grandchildren and  great grandchildren.

Kathleen J. (Zdunski) Preschutti, 62, Palmyra, passed away in her home April 14. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Jessica of Phoenixville; sister, Mary Ann McNeill and husband, James of Doylestown; and brother, Richard Zdunski and wife, Ann of Jermyn; nieces and nephews.

Charlotte E. Romberger, passed away April 17 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg. She is survived by her husband, James E. Romberger; a son, Dennis K. Wygal, Oregon; nieces and nephews.

Ermelindo Rosado, 81, of Lebanon passed away April 14 at his residence. He was the husband of Maria Evelyn Oritz Rosado. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children: Miguel, Jessica, Cynthia, Ivan, Nixsa, Annette, Edwin, Miriam, Nelson, David, Noel, Erica and Judith Rosado; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lilian Louise Tilley, 63, formerly of Lebanon, passed away on April 12 in Tucson, AZ. She was the wife of David Brandt. Also surviving are her mother and father, Walter and Irmgard Neugebauer, sisters, Peggy, Barbara, Harriet, Vicki and Betty, and brother, Robby, nieces and nephews.

Jean B. Wengert, 79, passed away April 14 at her residence. She was the companion of the late John H. Schaeffer. She is survived by a brother, Robert, husband of Jeannette Wengert of Myerstown; nieces; nephews.

Chantal A. Yiengst, 57, Ono, passed away April 15 at her residence. She was a daughter of Lloyd and Cecile (Grossette) Sonnon. Surviving are a son, William Yiengst of Ono; a sister, Yvonne, wife of Larry Edris of Lebanon; brothers, Michael, husband of Dawn Sonnon, and Richard, husband of Crystal Sonnon; and several nieces and nephews.