Helen K. Biechler

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Helen K. Biechler, 87, a resident of Oak Leaf Manor, died Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late John R. Biechler who died April 30, 2014.  Born in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late Park M. and Anna Mary Habecker Kauffman. Helen retired from Commonwealth Bank.  She was a graduate of Penn Manor High School and a member of the Hamilton Park United Church of Christ.  Her interests included golf, traveling and playing the… Read complete obituary here

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Harry A. Jenkins

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Harry A. Jenkins, 101, of Lancaster, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community.  He was the husband of the late Virgie M. Jenkins who died June 19, 2007. Born in Conestoga, PA he was the son of the late Harry I. and Ella (Good) Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins worked for over 40 years for Hamilton Watch Company and was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Rohrerstown where he served as a deacon and elder.… Read complete obituary here

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Jack S. Gerhart

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Jack S. Gerhart, of Lancaster, died on August 19, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care. He was 88 years of age, the son of Sherman N. Gerhart and Catherine Scherer Gerhart.  He and his wife, Bernice Krentz Gerhart, celebrated 66 years of marriage this past year. Surviving is one son James M. Gerhart and wife Nancy F. of Lancaster, Margaret L. Gerhart of Lititz and Kathryn A. Gerhart wife of George J. Essif of Lancaster.  Also surviving are 5 grand-daughters;… Read complete obituary here

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Doris Coble Stief

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  Doris C. Stief, 88, of Lancaster, died Sunday, August 17, 2014. She was the wife of the late William U. Stief who died in 2003.  Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Elsie Stermer Coble. Doris was a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.  She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. Surviving is a son, Larry W. Stief husband of… Read complete obituary here

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William Brinton Weaver

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William Brinton Weaver, formerly of Lancaster, died Friday, August 8, in Longboat Key, Florida at age 84. Born in Lancaster, Bill was a resident of Lancaster for 55 years and had lived in Florida for the past 29 years. He was the son of the late Edward Benjamin Weaver and Catherine McGovern Brinton Weaver. Bill was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Weaver Miller of Tennessee. Bill attended public schools in Lancaster before graduating from the St. James School in Hagerstown,… Read complete obituary here

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Anthony Isaac De Bruin

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Anthony Isaac De Bruin, 5, of Mount Joy, was called to his eternal home on August 12, 2014, as the days that the Lord formed for him came to an end. Born in Lancaster, Pa, he was a son of Troy A. and Amy B. (Underwood) De Bruin. Anthony loved music. Every day he would sing, sit at the piano and listen to his siblings play, or play himself, teaching himself songs like “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. He would… Read complete obituary here

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Louis T. Menga

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Louis T. Menga, 64, of Lancaster, was called home by his Lord and Savior on August 11, 2014. He was married 13 years to the late Barbara Menga, 17 years to his former wife Karen Menga, and his final 14 years devoted to his best friend and fiancée Jacqué Rupp.  Born in Ossining, NY, he was the son of Rhoda A. Menga and the late Louis C. Menga. Mr. Menga was employed by Precision Medical Products of Denver, PA for… Read complete obituary here

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Louise J. Rowits

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      Louise J. Rowits, 86, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Luther Acres in Lititz, PA.      Born August 28, 1927 in Ottawa, OH she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Edna Gardner Jones.      Louise received a Master’s Degree from Ball State University and was employed as an elementary school teacher with the Middlebury School District in Indiana for 20 years.  She was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, and the Indiana State Retired… Read complete obituary here

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Ethel M. Witmer

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  Ethel M. Witmer, 90, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on August 9, 2014 at her home. She was married 69 years to J. Stanley Witmer.  Born in Manheim, PA on March 27, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Clayton S. and Mary Stauffer Wenger. Ethel was an active member of Erisman Mennonite Church.  She taught children’s Sunday School and Bible School, Junior Girl’s Association and was a youth leader. She was involved in the sewing circle at… Read complete obituary here

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Abram “Ken” Hartsough

Abram “Ken” Hartsough

Abram “Ken” Hartsough, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Hospice & Community Care.  He was the loving husband of Kathryn E. (Rittenhouse) Hartsough with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage.  Born in Manor Township, PA, he was the son of the late Clayton and Pearl (Mowrey) Hartsough. In his early years he enjoyed working with youth by coaching local baseball and softball teams.  In his spare time he enjoyed making memories at his hunting… Read complete obituary here

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