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Bricker, Barry  
Barry E. Bricker York Barry E. Bricker, 61, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy. He was the husband of April M. (Gallatin) Bricker, with whom he celebrated a 41st wedding anniversary on June 14. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Zion (Shaffer's) United Lutheran Church, 4535 Shaffer Road, Seven Valleys, with his interim pastor, the Rev. Jack Dyson, officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Glen Rock. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., 53 Main St., Glen Rock, is in charge of the arrangements. Barry was born in York on October 16, 1954, a son of Jacob R. Bricker, Jr. of Glen Rock and Betty L. (Wilson) Rudy of York. He was a 1972 graduate of Susquehannock High School and became a Master Plumber after continuing his education at York Vo-Tech. In 1984, he went to work with his father and since 1998, he was the owner of Jacob R. Bricker and Son Plumbing and Heating. Prior to that, he had worked at the former John W. Kirchner Inc. Seven Valleys as a Route Driver. Barry and his wife also operated Bricker's Deer Hides in Seven Valleys for over 25 years. He was a member of Zion Shaffer's Lutheran Church, the York County Builders Association and Gideon's International. Barry also leaves a daughter, Marie L. Sherry and her husband RJ of Dallas Ga.; a son, Eugene D. Bricker of York; two grandsons, Jacob W. and Nathan R. Sherry; two sisters, Shirley A. Kline and husband Robert of Spring Grove, Lori A. Trostel and husband Craig of Windsor; and a stepsister, Michelle A. Rudy of Hanover. He was predeceased by a son, Barry E. Bricker, Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to Gideon's International, c/o Codorus Church of the Brethren, 1129 Dunkard Valley Road, Dallastown, PA 17313. Condolences may be shared at geiple.com
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Grau, Charles  
Charles M. Grau June 7, 1952 - June 25, 2016 Hanover Charles Michael Grau, 64, entered into God's eternal care, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the home of his companion. Born June 7, 1952 in Hanover, he was the son of Anna (Gebhart) Pryor of Hanover and the late Charles Grau. Charles was the companion of Carla Reed of East Berlin for the past 11 years. Charles was a mechanic and body shop worker for many years. He enjoyed metal detecting and spending time with his family. In addition to his mother, Anna, and companion, Carla, Charles is survived by two sons, Jed Y. Grau and Mike A. Grau, both of Hanover; his companion's daughters, Chloe and Wilma Reed of East Berlin; and one sister, Sandy Hetrick of Hanover. Following Cremation, a service to celebrate and remember Charles' life will be announced at a later date. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
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Hawk, Grace  
Grace E. Hawk York Grace E. Hawk, 88, was guided by angels to her eternal home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Born November 3, 1927 in Spring Grove, she was the daughter of the late Wilford E. and Elsie E. (Fair) Lau. Grace was the loving wife of the late Gene W. Hawk. After graduating from Spring Grove in 1945 and Susquehanna University in 1949, Grace was busy working and raising her family. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York. Grace spent many hours volunteering and loved to travel. Her favorite places she traveled were to Hawaii for her second honeymoon, Egypt to see the pyramids, and flying over the Himalayas into Tibet. She enjoyed gardening, being in several antique co-ops throughout the years, and she especially enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Grace is survived by her children, James M. Hawk and wife, Lynn of Loganville, Joan E. Rohrbach of St. Cloud, FL, Susan E. Wineholt and husband, Billy of Hanover, Diane M. Hawk of York and Karen M. Sipe and husband, Paul of York; grandchildren, Bradley J. Wineholt, Stacie M. Wineholt, Emily A. Rohrbach, Erin E. Hawk, Jeremy M. Hawk, Daniel G. Sipe and Leah R. Sipe; great-grandson, Myles J. Patrula; brother Michael W Lau and wife, Paula; and sister, Mary K. (Lau) Kolva and husband, Karl. She was predeceased by her daughter Catherine E. (Kate) Hawk and grandson Graham E. Hawk. A private celebration of life service will be held by the family. KefferFH.com
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Keeney Jr., Alexander  
Alexander Keeney, Jr. Littlestown On Sunday, June 26, a terrific husband, father, granddad, great-granddad went to be with the Lord. Alexander Keeney, Jr., 87, had built a legacy of people and a list of remarkable accomplishments here on earth during his lifetime. He was the husband of Mary Catherine (Adams) Keeney for 64 years. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the only child of Alexander, Sr. and Janet (MacDonald) Keeney. Alex was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, Steubenville. He received his AA degree in Industrial Engineering from Pittsburgh Technical Institute and B.S.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Mount St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg. Alex was a Sergeant in the Army during WWII and was stationed in Japan. He was employed with Random House Inc. as Manager of Industrial Engineering for 41 years, retiring in 1994. Alex was a professional certified in Materials Handling. He had several materials handling and packaging articles published in various trade magazines and journals, both of national and international circulation. He had been a guest speaker on many regional, national and university technical programs. He served on the advisory board of Carroll County Vo-Tech for the Materials Handling-Warehouse curriculum from 1981-1991. Alex was a member of the subcommittee rewriting ANSI B 56.1 Industrial Lift Truck Standards. He initiated and taught courses in Materials Handling and Warehouse Supervision at Harrisburg Area Community College. Alex was also an adjunct professor, Materials Management, at Catonsville Community College, Westminster campus. He received special acknowledgements as contributor to Random House College Dictionary and was contributing author to The Warehouse Management Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 1988, and The Distribution Management Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 1994. Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Roxanne M. Ecker of Littlestown, Alexander M. Keeney of Lawrenceville, Ga., Karen L. Keeney of Hanover, Margaret M. DeFazio of Pittsburgh, George T. Keeney of Gettysburg and Gregory P. Keeney of Alexandria, Va.; his grandchildren, Kristina Gartrell, Kimberly Smith, Amy Frye, Steven and Jennifer DeFazio, Daniel, Paige and Michal Keeney, Adam and Alex Keeney and Jacob, Braden and Karsten Keeney; and his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Katie and Emma Gartrell, Colton Frye and Sierra, Luca, Isabelle and Kunlie Keeney. Alex was predeceased by his son, Mark S. Keeney in 1999. He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown. A Memorial Mass is Tuesday, July 5, at 11 a.m. at his church, with the Rev. James M. Sterner Celebrant. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery where full military honors will be conducted. Memorials in Alex's name may be sent to his church at 29 S. Queen St., Littlestown, PA 17340; or St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or Father Flanagan's Boys Town Home – Boys Town, NE 68010. Online condolences may be shared on littlesfh.com
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Leister, John  
John R. Leister Frederick John R. Leister, 92, formerly of Harney, died Sunday, June 26, at Ballenger Creek Ctr, Frederick. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Ridinger) Leister, who died Dec. 12, 2009. Born March 3, 1924, in Littlestown, John was the son of the late John E. and Bessie L. (Hartlaub) Leister. He served in the Army during WWII where he was a Combat Infantryman and was awarded the bronze star and a purple heart where he fought in northern France, the Rhinelands, and was in the first wave at Normandy. John was a self-employed Huckster with his route in Baltimore. Surviving are his daughter, Marilyn Rippeon and her husband, Larry of Taneytown; his sons, Kenneth Leister and wife, Carolyn of Biloxi, Miss. and Michael Leister of Ky.; his 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-granddaughter. John was predeceased by his son, David A. Leister, and his brother, Fred Leister. He was a member of Harney VFW where he was the last living charter member. Memorial Mass is Wednesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with Deacon Charles Barnhart officiating. There is no viewing, however, the family will receive friends Wednesday 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in John's name may be sent to Harney VFW at 5801 Conover Road, Taneytown, MD 21787; or Harney Fire Dept at 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown. Online condolences may be shared on littlesfh.com
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Owens, Pamela  
Pamela M. Owens York Pamela M. Owens, 56, passed away at the Brethren Home in New Oxford. She was the wife of Craig S. Owens. The couple observed their 27th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2015. Born in Hanover on February 27, 1960, she was the daughter of Pauline (Leonard) Campbell of Brodbecks and the late Howard Campbell. She was Director of Health Information Management and HIPAA Privacy Officer at Hanover Hospital being employed since 1982. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. In addition to her mother and husband, she leaves a son, Ryan C. Owens; two brothers, John Campbell and his wife, Sheila, and Chris Campbell and his wife, Holly; and several nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Owens. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Bible Baptist Church, 4190 N. Susquehanna Trail in York. Burial will be private in Lewisburg Cemetery. The Koller Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 2000 W. Market St. in York is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 924 Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403 or BBC Missions Team, 4190 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17404. rfkoller.com
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Starner, Robert  
Robert Starner Mechanicsburg Robert "Bob" Starner, 89, died Saturday. Bob's survivors include his two sons, Alan and Barry. You may remember Bob from Daybreak Church, the United States Postal Service, or his group, Hawaiian Review. Join Bob's family for his gathering at 11 a.m. and service at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday at Daybreak Church. Care is entrusted to Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg. Read Bob's full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign Bob's official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com
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Sterner, Adeline  
Adeline M. Sterner York Adeline Marie Sterner, 86, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at York Hospital. Born August 6, 1929, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Calvin and Agnes (Cooney) Sheets. Addie was a graduate of Delone Catholic High School in 1948. She worked in secretarial and retail positions throughout the years, yet her priority was always to be a mother. She was a gifted homemaker. Addie enjoyed people…she always greeted strangers with kindness and compliments. Most of all her family was her world as she was theirs. Addie is survived by a brother, Joseph Sheetz, husband of Marilyn; and her three daughters, Kelly Hoff and Diane Sterner of York, Shirl Sellers of Reston, VA; six grandchildren, Courtney Warner and love, Charlie Shrem, Skyler Slavinsky and love, Kelsey Grammer, Chelsea Eden, wife of Dave, Ivy Sellers, Lee Sellers, and Jesse Sellers, husband of Erika; five great-granddaughters, Addy, Claire, Lily, and Margot Eden, and Violet Sellers. Services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Rd., York, PA 17402, on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 10 a.m., with refreshments following the service.
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Wagner Jr., Christian  
Christian W. Wagner, Jr. McSherrystown Christian W. "Chris" Wagner, Jr., 69, beloved husband of Norma Jean Brady Wagner, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. Born on Friday, November 22, 1946 in Hanover, he was a son of the late Christian W. Wagner, Sr. and Doris Mae Thomas Wagner. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Ellen Redding. A 1964 graduate of Hanover High School, he was a retired employee of Hanover Dodge. Chris was a member of the Hanover Loyal Order of Moose-Lodge 227. Skilled with his hands, he took pleasure in doing projects around the house. He also enjoyed antique cars, model trains, crossword puzzles and playing the lottery. Surviving, in addition to his wife of nearly 40 years, are his six children, David W. Wagner of McSherrystown, Laura C. Shorb and her companion, Dave Schoolcraft, Deborah J. Laughman and her husband, Troy, all of Hanover, Victoria A. Wagner and her companion, Randy Wynn of Wytheville, VA, Robin R. Welzenbach, and Kimberly M. Wagner, both of McSherrystown; two sisters, Patricia A. Sanders and her husband, Joseph of McSherrystown, and Sandra L. Fields and her husband, Farrell Ewing of Kansas City, MO; three brothers, Gerald E. Wagner of McSherrystown, James M. Wagner and his wife, Jane of Downington, and Phillip D. Wagner and his wife, Lynn of Hanover; three grandchildren, Eric and Samuel Shorb, and Tyler Wagner; and three great-grandchildren, Landon, Layla and Diem. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Panebaker Funeral Home &Cremation Care Center, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a viewing to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331. PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Becker, Kenneth  
Kenneth L. Becker Westminster, MD Kenneth Lavere Becker, 77, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. Born November 21, 1938 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Gerald P. and Mary H. (Rang) Becker. He was currently employed by Shipley Energy since 2001 as a propane attendant. He was a man of great faith. He is survived by children, Kenneth Becker, Jr. of PA, Kevin Becker of PA, Kent L. Becker of Seattle, WA, Kurt Lee Becker of Hanover, Keith Lynn Becker of WA, Rachel E. Becker of Taneytown, and Ruth N. Becker of Dundalk; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and siblings, Phyllis Strausbaugh, Larry, Terry, George, and Linda Becker. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, P.A., 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, with Pastor David Stonesifer officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray final expenses. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at myersdurborawfh.com
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