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Shirley Burger

Died : Dec 02, 2023

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Lancaster, PA

Upon God's calling, Shirley R. Burger, 90, peacefully exchanged time for eternity on December 2, 2023, at Oak Leaf Manor South on Hospice Care. Shirley was born in Lancaster, PA, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Bitner) Rieker. Shirley's husband of 57 years, John P. Burger, preceded her in death on January 3, 2011. A graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, she left Lancaster to discern a vocation as a Sister of the Holy Cross. After a year at the convent, she discerned that God was...Read More

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Kenneth S. Campbell

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Kenneth “Kenny” S. Campbell, a cherished member of the Lancaster, PA community, passed away peacefully at the age of 78, surrounded by his loving family at home. Kenneth was born to the late Stephen Campbell and Kathryn Carello in Lancaster, and raised by Aunt Junie, where he spent a lifetime making cherished memories and touching the lives of those around him. Kenneth was a man of service and dedication. He proudly served his country as a member of the Coast Guard during Vietnam War, demonstrating honor and commitment throughout his tenure. Following his military service, Kenneth embarked on a successful career at Kellogg’s, where he served as a machine mechanic for 18 years, showcasing his expertise and work ethic. He was also a Fourth Degree Knight and a member of The American Legion. A graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, Kenneth held education in high regard and valued lifelong learning. He was a testament to the values instilled in him during his formative years. Beyond his professional achievements, Kenneth was known for his zest for life and diverse interests. He had a passion for fishing, sports, cheering on his favorite teams with enthusiasm. He found solace and enjoyed trips to Ocean City, where he could unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature. Kenneth had a deep appreciation for music and movies. His sweet tooth led him to enjoy desserts, and he relished the thrill of purchasing new, fun cars throughout his life. Kenneth’s faith was an integral part of his identity, and he was a devout Catholic who found strength and comfort in his spiritual beliefs. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Marie Campbell, his two children, daughter Kimberly Campbell wife of Michael Nafe and son, Kenneth A. Campbell. And his five grandchildren: Megan, Morgan, Olivia, Ava, and Madison. His stepchildren Tina & Dwight Adamo-Gayle and Joseph & Aleesha Adamo, as well as his three step-grandchildren, Brooke, Sophia & Joey. Proceeded by his siblings Barry Stumpf, Phyllis Bernard, and Carolyn Twigg. His presence will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. A funeral Mass will be held on February 23, 2024, at 11am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Family invites guests to a visitation one hour prior to Mass. Kenneth will be laid to rest at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity can be made in Kenneth’s honor.

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Dorothy G. Mellott

Mar 01, 1932 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Dorothy G. Mellott, 91, of McConnellsburg, PA, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Dorothy was born in Maddensville, PA on March 1, 1932, a daughter of the late Ruth E. (Kenepp) and Harvey L. Grissinger. She was the widow of Grover K. Mellott, who she married on August 8, 1953. He preceded her in death on August 12, 2009. Dorothy worked as a nurse's aide at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, PA. She also worked on the family farm and was a homemaker. She was a member of the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church in McConnellsburg, PA and the Gideons International. She is survived by her son Craig A. (husband of Gwendelyn) Mellott, of Houston, TX, daughter Jana L. Mellott, of Harrisonville, PA, daughter Susan L. (wife of John) Myers, of Lancaster, PA, son Joseph S. ( husband of Joan) Mellott, of McConnellsburg, PA and sister Florine M. Gordon, of Needmore, PA. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Polly A. Richards and brother Andrew Grissinger. A Celebration of Life will be held at Stone Hollow Farm, 16937 Great Cove Road McConnellsburg, PA, at 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2024 with Jeremy Fletcher officiating. There will be a visitation held from 10:30 AM till the start of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International, Fulton County Camp, P.O. Box 642 McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Arrangements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.howardlsipes.com To to the family or in memory of Dorothy G. Mellott, please

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Luis Sanchez-Gomez

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Luis Sanchez-Gomez of Lancaster, a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away at his home on February 16, 2024, after a valiant battle with renal disease. He was born in Puerto Rico in the fall of 1969 to Luz M. Gomez and the late German Sanchez. Luis was a man of many talents and passions, but perhaps none greater than his love for music. He found joy in playing the piano, particularly Christian hymns. His music was a reflection of his faith and brought comfort to many. Beyond his musical talents, Luis was a devoted family man. He cherished spending time with his wife, Norma Rodriguez, and their children Kristian, Kairy, Kiara, Kimberly, and Kevy. Whether it was going for walks together or enjoying afternoons at the park, Luis treasured every moment spent with his beloved family. His good sense of humor brought light into their lives even during the darkest of times. Luis is survived by his loving wife Norma, their children, and his siblings Jesus Manuel Sanchez, Jannette Sanchez, Ele Sanchez, German Sanchez, Benjamin Sanchez, Marisol Sanchez, and Luz Evelyn Sanchez. A funeral service to honor and celebrate Luis’s life will be held at Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home & Crematory, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 11 am. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during a viewing one hour prior to the service. Following the conclusion of the service, Luis will be laid to rest, leaving behind cherished memories and an enduring legacy of love and laughter.

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Thomas A. Fry

Jul 31, 1943 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Thomas A. Fry, 80, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Ephrata to the late John Z. and Iris H. (Rice) Fry. During his working years, Thomas worked as a union crane operator for PPL. He was a 1961 graduate of Ephrata High School. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1965 to 1967, Thomas was military police stationed in Germany, guarding the first nuclear missiles. He was an avid bowler and fan of billiards. Thomas is survived by a daughter, Stephanie, wife of Fred; six grandchildren; four siblings, Ellen Witmer, Martha, wife of Willis Witmer, Timothy, husband of Diane Fry and Philip, husband of Nancy Fry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Fry; two brothers, John Fry and Randy Fry. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 1 to 2 PM at Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Avenue, Ephrata, followed by his funeral service at 2 PM. Interment will take place in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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Jerry W. Smearman, Sr.

Nov 13, 1941 - Feb 18, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Jerry W, Smearman, Sr., age 82 of Christiana, Pa, formerly of Bethel Park, passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday February 18, 2024. He was the loving husband of Carol Mandus Smearman, with whom he celebrated 60years of marriage. He was born in Pittsburgh PA to the late Harry and Vera Johnson Smearman. He worked as a steel worker for American Shear Knife for many years and then as a custodian for the Upper St. Clair Alliance Church. He also served in the US Army. Jerry was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, loved to listen to the oldies and was a collector of many things. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family. He is predeceased in death by his son Michael Harry Smearman and his sister Karen Darnley. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jerry W Sr, (husband of Jodi Gurbisz Smearman) and daughter April M. (wife of Dan Hart). He leaves behind his cherished grandchildren Jerry, Jeffrey, James, Paige, Alyssa, Haley and Hana. Also surviving are his siblings Linda Bauer, Margaret Zemaitis (Jerry) and Casey Smearman and many nieces and nephews. A private celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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Jay S. Wassall

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Jay S. Wassall, 69, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Akron, OH he was the son of the late Constance (Windey) and Robert Wassall. He was the beloved husband to Dianne (Holben) with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. Jay was a member of Lancaster Evangelical Free Church (LEFC). He was a graduate of Drexel University, where he received his Master’s degree. Prior to retirement in 2017, he worked as a Controller for Chadds Ford Winery for 9 years. Jay had a zest for life and a deep passion for various hobbies that brought him immense joy and fulfillment. Jay was an avid BMW motorcycle enthusiast traveling the country building longtime friendships and memories. Exploring the great outdoors through hiking allowed Jay to connect with nature and find solace in its beauty. Indulging in travel adventures was another passion of Jay’s, as he eagerly embarked on journeys near and far, immersing himself in different cultures and landscapes while spending cherished moments with his dogs. Throughout all his adventures and endeavors, Jay’s love and devotion to his family remained unwavering. They were the cornerstone of his life, and he treasured every moment spent with them, creating lasting memories that will be cherished forever. Jay’s vibrant spirit will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but his legacy of passion, love, and devotion to family will continue to inspire those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife, Dianne; his children, Andrew husband of Anna of Robesonia PA, and Matt of Aurora, CO; granddaughter, Eloise; his sisters: Eve Pellecchia wife of Dr. Dennis of Hales Location, NH, Cher Bryant wife of Brian McCracken of Philadelphia; brothers: Daniel husband of Rachel of Overland Park, KS, and Sean partner of Jamie Lorenz-Burnett of Leawood, KS; as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at LEFC, 419 Pierson Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Family and friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lymphoma Society, . Jay will be dearly missed by all who knew him, but his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of those he touched. May he rest in eternal peace.

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John Paul Stank Jr.

Mar 01, 1956 - Feb 13, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

John is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. John Paul Stank Jr., 67 of Lancaster, departed this earthly life into eternal glory on February 13, 2024, leaving a hole in the hearts of his sisters, Barbara Stank (William Simpson), Christine Anater (Stephen), Lisa Zimmerman, Julie Abel (Michael) and his brothers Geoffrey (Mary) and Joseph (Beth) Stankiewicz, as well as his Aunt Gene Schacht, with whom he resided and for whom he provided care, cooking and companionship. John’s faith was the focus of his life. That faith was complete and unquestioning, and he left this life fully confident that a better life was ready for him. John and Barbara were especially close. They shared a love of food and cooking, and they frequently made trips to the family cabin in Union County to maintain and improve the property and to enjoy their latest culinary creations. Born in Lancaster on March 1, 1956, John was the third child of the late John and Claire (Yentzer) Stank. He graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1974 and Kutztown State College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude. John started his history of providing service in the hospitality industry while in high school and college at Conestoga Country Club. After college, he continued working in the restaurant and hotel industries with the Regent and Four Seasons hotels in Washington DC and Los Angeles, California. While at the Four Seasons, John completed his training as a sommelier. Concurrent with his work in hospitality, John was a highly skilled artist and established Stanart Studio in Washington, DC where he did many commissioned portraits and other works. Many pieces of his artwork can be found in all of the homes of his family. He was equally talented painting portraits and painting houses and he could fix just about anything. John loved his pets starting with family cats, his dear dachshund Abigail and his faithful companion Otis. John tenderly performed many pet sitting duties for family members. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sister Claire Clunan. In addition to his brothers and sisters, he is survived by the following nieces and nephews, Rebecca Clunan, Melissa Tritt, Anne Stankiewicz, Paul Stankiewicz, Alison Seese, Lauren McMinn, Evan Peppers, Andrew Zimmerman, Jill Healy, Jack Zimmerman, Ryan Abel, Alex Abel, Matthew Abel, Grace Edwards, and Jake Stankiewicz. He also was the proud uncle to seventeen grand nieces and nephews with another grand niece and nephew soon to be born. John also leaves his dear friend, Michael Cianci. John was a kind, gentle soul who was willing to help anyone. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and loved him. A service to remember and honor John will be held on Friday, March 1 at 11 AM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Family will receive guests at 10 AM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Kenneth D. John

Died : Feb 14, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Kenneth D. John, 75, of Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Arthur and Nancy (Sweet) Best. Ken was a 1966 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and worked for Armstrong World Wide Industries as a line supervisor in the flooring plant. Ken was a car enthusiast and belonged to the Vagabonds Car Club. He was very fond of his 1940 Willy’s and was well known at all of the local car shows. Ken is survived by his daughters, Faith Kroll (husband Christopher) and Angela John. As well as six grandchildren, one great grandson and beloved Yorkie, “Tootsie”. A celebration remembering Ken’s life will be held at 11AM, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Come and share your favorite story. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home from 10AM – 11AM.

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Norma Elizabeth Kreider

Feb 06, 1926 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Norma Elizabeth (Herr) Kreider, 98, formerly of New Providence, entered into rest on Friday, February 16, 2024 at the Mennonite Home. Born in Pequea Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elias G. and Esther (Landis) Herr. She was the loving wife of Howard Kreider, Jr. for 72 years at the time of his passing in 2018.Norma was a homemaker, helping her husband farm in New Providence for over 50 years. She was an active member of New Providence Mennonite Church, where she participated in the sewing circle and taught Sunday School. Norma enjoyed walking, flower gardening and taking part in neighborhood Bible studies.She is survived by 3 children: James Kreider of Quarryville; Carl Kreider of New Providence; Linda, wife of Michael Peifer of Manheim; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Kreider of New Providence; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Helen Hershey, and a sister-in-law, Jeri Herr. She was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Kreider, a son, J. Kenneth Kreider, a daughter-in-law, Linda Kreider and 2 brothers.A Funeral Service will take place at New Providence Mennonite Church, 121 Main St., New Providence, PA on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing from 10-11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service in the adjoining cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Arrangements entrusted to Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Quarryville.

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Gail M. Miles

Mar 08, 1952 - Feb 13, 2024

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Lancaster, PA

Gail M. (Wolgemuth) Miles, 71, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 13, 2024 surrounded by her family in Lancaster. Gail was born in Lancaster, PA on March 8, 1952 to the late Anna Martha (Martin) & J. Ira Wolgemuth. In addition to her parents, Gail is preceded in death by her brother Carl Wolgemuth and a sister Joanne Wolgemuth Goble. Gail is survived by, Joseph D. Miles whom she married August 21, 1987, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gail is also survived by her loving children; Doreen R. Chambers of Ft. Worth, TX, Shelby E. Valerio of York, PA, Dean R. (Michelle) Williams of Elizabethtown, PA, her grandchildren J.C. Tranum of Virginia, Michael (Melissa) D’Auria of Elizabethtown, Katharina Valerio of York, PA, Matthew Chambers of Ft. Worth, TX, Zachary Chambers of Ft. Worth, TX, Addalyn Williams of Elizabethtown, PA, 2 great grandchildren, her step-children, Joseph D. (Cora) Miles Jr., of Mansfield, PA, Julie M. (Kevin) Welch of Marrion, OH, 8 step-grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren. Gail was protestant by faith and attended Brethren in Christ Church of Elizabethtown. Gail enjoyed crocheting, was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her family and grandchildren. Gail loved her mini dachshunds and enjoyed all animals. Gail was the owner operator of a pet sitting company called Critter Care and drove trucks as a team with Joe for many years. A service for Gail will be held privately with the family later.

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