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Wayne Lawrence Merrill

MANHEIM, PA — Wayne Lawrence Merrill was born on July 2, 1949, in Chattanooga, TN to Elsie (Geist) and Lawrence Merrill. Wayne was the eldest of 4 children: Maribeth, Sherman and Eunice. Later the family would move to Mount Desert Island, ME where Larry was a small-town pastor. Another family move in his teens led Wayne to DuBois and later Corsica, PA. There he met the love of his life, Barbara Sherman at a Clarion Limestone High School Dance. They married the Saturday after she graduated from high school, and they immediately went to Iceland where he would be stationed with the Navy for their first three years of marriage. It was a difficult start in a harsh climate with language barriers and cultural differences, but the adventure made their bond that much stronger. For 50 years they were rarely apart, hardly bickered, and always loved. In addition to their wedding anniversary, Wayne always celebrated the day he met Barb. Their love was one for the history books and was the best example of what a marriage could be for their 2 children, Alicia of Manheim, PA and Andrew of Blue Bell, PA.
MANHEIM, PA
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Jill A. Hawbaker Rohrbaugh

Jill A. (Hawbaker) Rohrbaugh, age 51, of Hanover, passed away at UPMC Hanover on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. She was the loving wife of Robert C. Rohrbaugh; together they shared over 26 years of marriage. Jill was born in Hanover on October 28, 1970, and graduated from Delone Catholic High...
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Suzette A. Kreiser

Suzette A. Kreiser, age 58, of Gap, PA, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on Friday, December 3, 2021. She was the wife of Kenneth D. Kreiser, Sr., with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 22nd. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of William H. Rutter of Gap and the late Jeannette Miller Rutter.
LANCASTER, PA
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Barbara Lee Bream Strickhouser

Barbara Lee (Bream) Strickhouser, 89, died peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Goodyear, Arizona. Born July 20, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Robert Dale and Annette (Miller) Bream of Cashtown. Barbara’s husband, John William “Bill” Strickhouser, died in 2002. Barbara was a graduate of Gettysburg High...
GETTYSBURG, PA
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Helen L. (Wakefield) Blecher

Helen L. (Wakefield) Blecher, 92, of Elizabethtown, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital. Born Thursday, August 15, 1929, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph R. and Willia L. (Lane) Wakefield. She was married to Wayne C. Blecher for over 57 years until his death on May 20, 2012.
ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
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David A. Mason

David A. Mason, age 61, passed away in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Wednesday November 24, 2021, of metastatic melanoma. He was born in Rahway, NJ on December 23, 1959, son of the late Richard and Mary Frances (Cifre) Mason. Dave’s family moved to Lancaster, PA when he was a child....
LANCASTER, PA
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Susan Amati – Carroll Township

Susan Amati, 74, of Carroll Township, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Canonsburg General Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, on May 15, 1947, daughter of the late Milton L. Dick and the late Emma E. Skourn Dick. Susan graduated from Langley High School and attended California University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her master’s degree in special education. She was a member of the St. Andrew the Apostle Parish and was a CCD teacher for many years at the former Transfiguration Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving daughter, Beth Reichel, on March 22, 2009; and a brother, Richard Dick. Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Louis Amati III; two sons, Lou Amati and Michael Amati; six grandchildren, Tayton, Teagan, Louie, Anthony, Andrew and Case; a sister, Helen Salamon; a brother, Raymond Dick; and a son-in-law, Kevin Reichel. Arrangements have been entrusted to ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE INC., 40 Second St. Ext., Donora, PA 15033, 724-379-6900. Private family visitation and Mass of Christian burial were held at the convenience of the family. Entombment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. To share a condolence please visit www.massafrafuneralhome.com.
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Dolores Detwiler

Dolores Detwiler 92, of Pequea, PA entered into eternal rest on November 29, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Anna May (Erisman) and Robert Brubaker and the wife of the late Warren H. Detwiler. She is survived by her son, Bradford W. Detwiler, his wife Erma, three grandchildren,...
PEQUEA, PA
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Martha J. Clayton of Lancaster

Martha Jane “Peaches” Clayton, 77, of Lancaster, passed graciously into eternal life on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, with family at her side. Born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 30, 1943, Peaches was the daughter of the late Evelyn and Sam Reed and Mark Bauserman, deceased in World War II. Living...
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Monroe W. Good

Monroe W. Good, 90, was transported peacefully to his celestial residence on November 24, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born and resided in Brecknock Twp., East Earl, till 2008 when he built his retirement home near his son, Dr. Garth Good, in York. Monroe was the son of Monroe H. and Katie (Witwer) Good. He was a dairy and poultry farmer and a member of Garden Spot Young Farmers Association. He also served as real estate agent from 1983 to 2007. He was a “jack of all trades.” Monroe attended Twin Valley Bible Chapel, serving as an usher and van driver for the youth ministry. After moving to York, he attended the Church of the Open Door.
YORK, PA
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Ivan C. Rohrer

Ivan C. Rohrer, 81, of Millersville, PA passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Lancaster, PA he was the son of the late Sadie (Charles) and Ivan F. Rohrer. He was the loving husband to the late Arlene (Vekios) Rohrer. Ivan was...
MILLERSVILLE, PA
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Dawn Louise Martin

Dawn Louise Martin, 70, of Kolb Drive, Lancaster, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Donald Gilbert Donnell and Alyce Louise (Fry) Neuhauser. Dawn was the loving wife of Irvin R. Martin for 27 devoted years.
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Harold S. Lesher

Harold S. Lesher, 50, of Lancaster passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021. He is survived by his four sisters; Sharon, Winifred, Karen and Shelly. He is also survived by three brothers; Kenneth, Thomas (Michelle) and Joseph (Kristen).
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Elizabeth Fichner

Elizabeth Fichner, 93, of Lancaster, formerly of Clark, N.J., passed away peacefully on November 29, 2021. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Antonia (David) Serafin. Liz worked as a soda jerk at a local pharmacy where she met the love of her life, Joseph Fichner, to whom she was lovingly married for 69 years. He preceded her in death on November 30, 2016.
LANCASTER, PA
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Walter I. Miller

Walter I. Miller, 90, of Hanover passed away peacefully at York Hospital on Monday, November 29, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Jayne L. (McMaster) Miller. Born August 14, 1931, he was a son of the late Walter I. and Jenny V. (Leasure) (Miller) Long. In addition to his...
HANOVER, PA
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Linda K. Weber

Linda K. Weber, 72, of Manheim, PA, formerly of West Hempfield Twp., unexpectedly entered God’s heavenly presence on Wednesday afternoon, November 24, 2021 at UPMC Community Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg following a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Frances Diffenderfer Lenox. She was the wife of Paul A. Weber, Sr. for 54 years on October 7.
MANHEIM, PA
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Helen Louise (Mease) Cumpston

Helen Louise (Mease) Cumpston, 96, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. She was born in Hershey, PA, fourth of nine children, to the late Ivan and Minnie (Lepart) Mease. She was married to the late Charles Edward Cumpston. Helen graduated from Hershey High School. She earned...
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James Helm

James Helm, 68, of Lancaster, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his residence. James was born in Lancaster, to parents June Butzer and James Helm.He was formerly employed by Polymer. James graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School, class of 1971. He is survived by a daughter; Shannon Trimble,...
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John E. Brandt, Jr.

John E. Brandt, Jr., 77, of Elk Circle, New Providence, PA died unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. He and his wife, Lynda Finefrock Brandt celebrated 52 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John E. and Beulah Smith Brandt.
NEW PROVIDENCE, PA