Charlene S. Thompson

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Charlene Scheid (Reese) Thompson, 62, of Mount Joy, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 24, 2014, after a one year battle with leukemia. Born on August 29, 1952, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Mary Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Reese, of Lancaster. She was married to the late Edward S. Thompson III, for 17 years. After graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1970, she received her Associates degree from… Read complete obituary here

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Daniel Haines Shertzer, Sr.

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A fighter for social justice, a supportive patriarch to his family, and a curious, brilliant intellect, Daniel Haines Shertzer, Sr. left this earth surrounded by family on November 21, 2014. Born April 22, 1926, he was the oldest of four children born in Lancaster to Joel Haines Shertzer and Elva Ayres Shertzer. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carolyn L. Shertzer, daughter Stephanie Shertzer Lawson; sons Daniel H. Jr., husband of Yolagnis Shertzer, and Jason Haines Shertzer,… Read complete obituary here

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A. Charles Giurlando

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Charles Giurlando of Lancaster County, formally of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 22, 2014 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Charles received a full track scholarship to the University of Wyoming where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He was married to Nora for 59 years. He was Chief Engineer at Fedder’s Corp. where he received several patents for air conditioning systems. He is survived by three children Ken Giurlando & wife Bonnie,  Denise Trewhella & husband… Read complete obituary here

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Stephen C. Doman

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Stephen C. Doman, 59, of Lancaster, PA died on November 19, 2014. He was born in Lancaster on June 22, 1955, the son of the late Paul & Vivian Doman. He was the loving boyfriend of Debbie Bowalick. He is survived by a daughter Jennifer Lewis, wife of David Lewis, and sister Patricia Eichmann, wife of Don Eichmann. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Kathryn Root and his paternal grandparents, John and Clara Doman. He… Read complete obituary here

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Joanna “Josie” E. Schlemm

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Joanna “Josie” E. Schlemm, 84, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Lancashire Hall. Born in Manheim, PA, she spent much of her career as part of the factory production teams at RCA and later at International Signal Corp. Josie spent her life as a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by a son; Douglas J. Schlemm of Lancaster, PA; by two of her brothers, Thomas Heisey of Lititz, PA and John W. Heisey of Lancaster,… Read complete obituary here

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Lucille H. Wertz

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Lucille H. Wertz, 68, of Mountville, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was married 21 years to Dennis C. Wertz.  Born in DuBois, PA she was the daughter of the late William B. and Elizabeth Hudson Hofmann. Lucille was very much a Lancastrian.  She had a successful career in sales.  Lucille was an accomplished watercolor artist and enjoyed dancing and recreational activities.  She was a member of the Lancaster Liederkranz.  Over the years, Lucille was known… Read complete obituary here

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Louise B. Straub

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Louise Marie Balzer Straub, 86, of Brethren Village, died peacefully on Sunday resting amidst the prayers and blessings of her family and friends. She was the widow of the late J. Wayne Straub, who passed away in 1992. A native of Williamsport, PA, Louise called Lancaster home for the past 50 years. She was active in Calvary Church and Abbeyville Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School in the Junior Department for many years. Her students appreciated her shining… Read complete obituary here

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Catherine A. McElhinney

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Catherine A. McElhinney (née Morabito) died peacefully at Lancaster General Hospital on November 6, 2014 in Lancaster, PA. Catherine is preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. McElhinney  and nephew Robert O’Hara. Catherine is survived by nephew, Michael O’Hara (Sharon) and nieces Jane Rodano (Sal), Kathleen Rockefeller, Maureen O’Hara, and Colleen O’Hara Shue (Brian).  She is also survived by 24 great nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Catherine was born in Barnesboro, PA and attended nursing school. After… Read complete obituary here

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Deanna J. (Zerbe) Neider

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  Deanna J. (Zerbe) Neider, 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Lancaster, PA on November 2, 2014. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Anna L. Trexler-Roberts Loose and Daniel H. Zerbe.  She is survived by her loving companion of 38 years, Patrick J. White.  Also surviving is a daughter Amy J. wife of Randy Bleyer of Mohnton; a brother, Edward L. Ulrich of Mohnton ; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She was preceded… Read complete obituary here

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Agnes Finlon Quimby

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Agnes Finlon Quimby, 86, of Lancaster, formerly of Blue Bell, PA died Wednesday, November 5, 2014. A native of Carbondale, PA she was the daughter of the late Hugh Joseph and Rose Tammany Finlon.  Agnes was the wife of the late George M. Quimby, Jr. who died in 1980. Agnes retired from the Wissahickon School District where she had worked as a secretary.  She was a 22 year volunteer at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA.  Her interests included gardening, reading,… Read complete obituary here

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