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Sally Williams

Died : Dec 02, 2023

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Lancaster, PA

Sally Ann (Beamesderfer) Williams, 80, passed away on Dec. 2, 2023. Born in Reamstown, she was the daughter of the late Elva (Sweigart) and Warren Beamesderfer. Sally was the adoring wife of Melvin Williams. Having worked for more than 40 years in nursing, Sally served as a critical care nurse, as well as other positions at the former St. Joseph Hospital/Lancaster Regional Medical Center. She also was a founding member of the former West End Ambulance Association. Sally was known for her outgoin...Read More

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Michael D. Poole

Jan 21, 1972 - Mar 02, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Michael D. Poole, age 52, passed away on March 2, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the loving husband of Renae L. (Smeltzer) Poole; together they shared 19 years of marriage.Michael was born in Columbia, PA on January 21, 1972 and was the son of the late Farrell and Joanann (Tyson) Poole. He went on to work for Apex Tools and Susquehanna Fishing Tackle. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and serving his community through the fire department. Michael was a life member of Columbia No. 1 and the Wrightsville Fire Department.In addition to his wife Renae, Michael is survived by his children Meranda Poole and fiancé Val, Justin Poole and wife Kayla, Jared Poole and fiancée Paige; and his grandchildren Bria, Miley, Charlotte, and Erik. He was also survived by his brothers Rick Poole and wife Terry, Kevin Herr and wife Tammy, and Keith Herr and companion Kim. He was preceded in death by his bother Glenn Poole.A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 1:00PM at the Wrightsville Fire Company, 125 S. 2nd St. Wrightsville, PA 17368. The family askes that those attending please wear your Phillies, Flyers, Fishing, or Fire Company shirt!In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory can be made to the Wrightsville Fire Department, PO Box 148, Wrightsville, PA 17368.

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Dennis M. Dougherty

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Dennis M. Dougherty, 80, of Lancaster, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on Monday, February 26, 2024. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late James J. and Florence A. (Striggle) Dougherty. Dennis was the husband of the late, Geraldine A. (Barrick) Dougherty, who preceded him in death in 2015. Growing up on the hill until the age of 10, he and his family moved to Centerville where he worked in tobacco and cornfields. After graduating from Lancaster Catholic High School, in 1961, he was engaged to Geraldine in 1964 and went on to proudly serve in Vietnam and the Philippines in the Air Force. Dennis worked for Sensenich Corp. as a propeller mechanic, NCR Corp., and Burnham Corp as a non-destructive tech. Of the Catholic Faith, Dennis was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Lancaster. He was a 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus. Dennis is survived by his sons, Keith Dougherty, of Lancaster, and Ryan Dougherty, of Carlisle, KY; grandchildren: Amanda and Breandan; a great-grandchild, Thorin; siblings: James J. Dougherty, Jr., husband of Anne, Bruce P. Striggle, husband of Sarah, John D. Dougherty, husband of Gloria, Linda E. Koller, wife of Robert, Gerardyn A. Schreck, wife of Victor, and Elizabeth A. Szelewa, wife of Mark; and a host of nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his sister: Dolores. A viewing will be held from 6PM to 8PM, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11AM, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 929 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Family and friends will be received for a visitation at the church from 10AM to 11AM. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors by visiting: .

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Robert H. Devenney

Jan 01, 1948 - Feb 27, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Robert H. (Bobby D.) Devenney, 76, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Mildred (Hitz) Devenney. Bob was the loving husband of Linda C. (Shoemaker) Devenney with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage. Bob was a 1966 Manheim Township High School graduate. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College in 1971. Bob worked for Danaher Tool Group, formerly K.D. Tools, for 30 years, retiring as Senior Vice President, Danaher Corp., Professional Tool Group. Bob enjoyed golf and became a member of Conestoga Country Club in 1982 and served as its president from 2012-2017. He was a current member of the board of directors for Donsco, Inc. Wrightsville, having served on the board for the past 15 years. Family was most important to Bob. He enjoyed going on family vacations, biking trips, and spending time in Cape May. One of Bob’s highest priorities was attending his children’s, grandchildren’s, and nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events, encouraging them to always give their best. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his sons: Robert, husband of Megan, of Lancaster, Wade, companion of Amy of Towson, and Kyle, companion of Jaime of Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Jake, Rachel, Will, Drew, Sloane, and Cooper; siblings: Deborah Spinney, wife of William, of Bethlehem, Connie Hills, wife of Rick, of Lancaster, and Jim Devenney, husband of Ruth, of Lititz; and a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 10AM to 11AM, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A Memorial Service will follow at the funeral home at 11AM. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or to the Lancaster County Conservancy by visiting: .

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Frederick M. Reed Sr.

Dec 13, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

With heavy hearts, we announce the upcoming funeral services and ceremonies for the esteemed Frederick M. Reed Sr., who passed away on February 27, 2024, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was 88. A visionary and pioneer in various fields, Fred Reed’s life encapsulates a remarkable journey of dedication, leadership, and community service. His legacy reaches far beyond his time, leaving a lasting impact on those he touched through his roles in education, coaching, banking, and housing finance. Born on December 13, 1935, in Washington DC, Fred embarked on a life 0?that exemplified perseverance and passion for uplifting others. Graduating from Franklin & Marshall College in 1958, he went on to become the first African American teacher in the Lancaster City Public Schools, teaching social studies, English, and coaching various sports teams, at both Edward Hand Jr. High School and J.P. McCaskey High School. Fred’s lifelong commitment to education and community development led him to diverse roles, from curriculum development specialist to Head Football Coach at Cheyney State College. He was a beloved football coach and mentor in the Steelton-Highspire School District. He also spearheaded financial programs and housing initiatives that promote economic redevelopment while transforming lives and communities across Pennsylvania. Fred Reed’s relentless pursuit of excellence was complemented by his love for jazz, football, and teaching, shaping a multifaceted personality that inspired many. His enduring motto, “take what you have and run with it,” epitomizes his resilience, adaptability, and unwavering spirit throughout his illustrious career. Fred is survived by his loving family—his spouse of 63 years, Adele Reed, daughters Andrea Ackah of Harrisburg, and Allison Reed of Delaware, and son John Reed of Virginia, along with grandsons Sena A. and J. Sage Ackah, and great-grandson Sire R. Ackah, who carry on his legacy with pride and honor. He was preceded in passing by his eldest son, Frederick M. Reed, Jr. To commemorate Fred Reed’s life and legacy, a Viewing will be held at Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA on March 8, 2024, at 10:00 am, with a Funeral Service will taking place at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow at East Harrisburg Cemetery in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in Fred’s name to the . As we gather to honor Frederick M. Reed Sr., let us celebrate his extraordinary contributions, cherish his memory, and draw inspiration from his enduring legacy of service and leadership. In his spirit, may we continue to strive for excellence and make a positive impact on the world around us. For those unable to attend the service, please visit back closer to the time of service as it will be live streamed below.

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Michael A. Connors

Jan 01, 1950 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Michael A. “Mike” Connors, 73 of Marietta, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family at his bedside. Born in Upland, PA, Mike was the son of the late C. Russell & Anna H. (Rocci) Connors. Husband to Vicki A. (Spielman) Connors for 26 years. Mike was a graduate of Chichester HS Class of 1969. Because of a deep commitment to his country, shortly after graduation he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force, following in his father’s footsteps. Mike always loved working on cars and because of this skill he became a jet engine mechanic for the USAF.? After spending two tours in Viet Nam he was stationed in the Philippine Islands. Eventually he returned to the states and was stationed at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, Texas.? Mike had a passion for serving others and after receiving his discharge from the Armed Forces he spent many more years in the Air Force Reserves.? He spent 24 years of his professional life at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and was happy to eventually retire. He was a proud member of the VFW Post #4480 and The American Legion Post #0945. He loved cars, collecting coins and most of all World War II memorabilia. Among his many hobbies, Mike found joy in crafting airplane models. He was also a talented baker and cook. He was an avid reader and you seldom saw Mike without a book in his hand. One thing Mike loved was a good BBQ gathering with friends and family and was always on the outlook for the next one. He was a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. One of Mike’s greatest pleasures was the yearly trip to Myrtle Beach with his family. He cherished his family and his two faithful canine companions, Chloe and Ace. Mike’s presence brought warmth and light to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Mike is survived by his wife, Vicki; his children, Juanita Connors-Smoker, Jennifer Connors-Peoples, and John Connors; his step-daughter, Michele Shorb; his brother, R. Wayne (Paula) Connors; his sister, Carol Ann Connors-McCall; his 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ? Friends and family will be received from 1PM to 2PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. A memorial service will follow beginning at 2PM. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name to the Vietnam Veterans of American ( ), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( /), or to the Purple Heart Foundation ( ).

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Gerald R. Evans

Died : Feb 27, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Gerald “Jerry” R. Evans, 85, of Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Ethel (Rankin) and Henry Evans. Jerry will forever be remembered as a devoted husband of over 56 years to his beloved wife, Bernadette (Keim) Evans. He was a graduate of East Lampeter High School and dedicated 35 years of his life as a Millwright/Maintenance Planner at Armstrong. In his spare time, Jerry found solace in tending to his vegetable garden and casting lines fishing especially in Canada and Stone Harbor. He was always lending a helping hand with his “Mr. Fix It” skills—always equipped with any tool anyone could possibly need. He leaves behind a legacy of love and strength in his wife, Bernadette; children: Dana A. McFarland, Henry “Hank” L. Evans (spouse Amy J.), and Natalie A. McGuire (spouse Kenneth K.), as well as eight cherished grandchildren, Jarett, Joel, Jack, Lauren, Sean, Evan, Ryan, and Carly. He is also survived by his brother, John Evans (spouse Marian), and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Jane Bauman and Richard “Dick” Evans. In honor of Jerry’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. A Funeral Service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11AM at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Family and friends will gather from 9AM until the time of service. Following the service, Jerry will be laid to rest at Brickerville United Lutheran Cemetery. Jerry will forever be remembered for his kind heart, steadfast determination, and unwavering love for his family. May his memory be a blessing and his spirit forever cherished in our hearts. Jerry will be missed by his group of lifelong friends.

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Betty Arlene Stauffer

Mar 14, 1925 - Feb 29, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Betty Arlene Stauffer, 98, of Lancaster, and formerly of Landisville, passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the Mennonite Home. Born in Landis Valley, she was the daughter of the late David S. and Lizzie Eichelberger Bender. She was the wife of the late J. Melvin Stauffer who died in July of 1993. Betty worked as a seamstress for the former B & J Manufacturers in Lancaster Junction, and then worked for Clean Enterprises in Landisville. She was last employed as a waitress for Benders Restaurant in Salunga. Betty was a member of Landisville Church of God, former choir member; and was active with the Leisure Club, Golden Years Club in Landisville, and the Red Rose Snowmobile club in her early years. Betty was well known in the Lancaster County Area for her Doll Making, she made life size Raggedy Anne and Andy Dolls, Amish Dolls, and Bears that were sold at Community Creations, Lancaster. She enjoyed flower gardening, and had her bear, Barney with her which the Mennonite Home staff loved as well. Surviving are two daughters: Nancy L. Fuhrman of Coatesville, Phyllis S. wife of Michael Schmit of San Jose, CA, seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter, a sister, Ruth Anne Ginder of Landisville, a daughter-in-law, Shelley Stauffer of Kentucky and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death is a son, J. Mervin Stauffer, and two daughters: Carolyn and Barbara Ann. A special thank you to the Mennonite Home Staff for the many good years of care given to Betty. She enjoyed her home there and often said " I’ve been so blessed. Thank You ! and also to my Care Giver Mim Leaman. " Services for Betty will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.

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Charles J. Brigandi

Died : Feb 26, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Charles J. Brigandi, 96, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Hospice and Community Care. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Carlo and Grace (Letizia) Brigandi. Charles was the proud husband of the late Jimmie F. Brigandi, who passed away in 2019. A proud veteran of the US Army, Charles served his country with honor. He had a passion for music and spent 40 years as a professional musician, specializing in drums and vibes. Additionally, Charles dedicated 60 years of his life to the printing industry, retiring from Union Camp in 2002. After retirement, he relocated to Pennsylvania to be closer to his children and grandchildren, whom he cherished spending time with. Charles is survived by his children: Charles Jr. of Parlin, New Jersey, Toni Troccoli, and Karl Brigandi of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren: Joy, Charles, Jean Marie, Jaclyn, Patrick, James, Toni, and Brook, as well as 17 great-grandchildren and his sister, Angie Minuto, of Brooklyn, New York. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Frank Brigandi. Charles will be deeply missed and cherished by all who knew and loved him. His presence, warmth, and kindness have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those he touched. While he may no longer be with us in person, his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, located at 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Interment will be held privately at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care at PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

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John B. (Nip) McKinney

Jun 08, 1945 - Feb 22, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

John B. (Nip) McKinney, of Lancaster, PA died February 22, 2024. John was born to Walter and Ruth Belz McKinney on June 8, 1945. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, William McKinney, Madge Wierman, and Lydia Zimmerman. He is survived by a number of nephews and nieces and in-laws. Nip was passionate about auto racing. He was involved in racing as a driver and a mechanic in his younger years and travelled the country racing and exploring. John was a vehicle mechanic for decades in Virginia and enjoyed the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He enjoyed art and photography and developed photos in his own amateur dark room. Nip would often create watercolor paintings from his photos. Nip lived a solitary life and those closest to him definitely felt his warmth and sincerity. He was not traditional and was admired by some for his independent and carefree lifestyle. Nip will always be remembered in this special way. At Nip’s request, there will be no public viewing or service.

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Lauren E. Summers

May 02, 1978 - Feb 18, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Lauren E. Summers, 45 of Lancaster, and formerly of Lititz, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Sandra L. Washburn Summers of Lititz, and the late Robert W. Summers. She was a 1996 graduate of Warwick High School and continued her education receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Marketing, and Management, from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia in 2000. Lauren was a medical biller for Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; previously she worked as a pharmacy technician for local CVS Pharmacies in Central Pennsylvania. Lauren served on the board of directors for the Lititz Historical Foundation, she had a passion for traveling, and enjoyed music, doing crafts, and attending trivia events and comedy shows. Surviving in addition to her mother, Sandra, is a brother, Ryan C. Summers of Lititz, a niece Reese Summers and nephew, Cullen Summers both of Lititz. Preceding her in death are maternal grandparents, Charles and Mabel Washburn, paternal grandparents, Charles and Georgianna Summers, an aunt, Judy Eberly and uncle, Scott Washburn. Services for Lauren will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

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