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Berwager, Mildred  
HANOVER Mildred Estella Mary (Wintrode) Berwager passed peacefully with her loving family by her side, at Homewood at Plum Creek. Her passing came on Saturday, February 28, 2015, her 89th birthday. She was the loving wife of Earnest Jacob "Ernie" "Pop-Pop" Berwager who died October 21, 2011. Together they shared 67 years of marriage. Born February 28, 1926, in Silver Run, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy Elmer John and Martha May (Koontz) Wintrode. Mrs. Berwager was a life member of St. Bartholomew United ELCA Church, Hanover where she played piano, attended Sunday school and was treasurer of her Sunday school class. She lived a simple life and was a very giving person until her final days. An accomplished baker, she was well known for her cookies, apple pies and crème filled cupcakes. She had a very strong work ethic, working until she was seventy-two. Her employment included working at the Littlestown Sewing Factory, Malcolm Spinning Mill, Hanover, Shultz Pretzels, Hanover and the Hanover Evening Sun. In addition, she helped on the family dairy farm until 1975 and mowed grass with her husband at St. Bartholomew's and St. David's Cemeteries. She enjoyed picking beans, cherries and tomatoes and loved to babysit her grandchildren. Mrs. Berwager is survived by her four children, Ken Berwager, Abbottstown, Gloria Baummer and husband John R., Hanover, Sharon Brady and husband Donald, Hanover and Barry Berwager and wife Patricia, Hanover, sisters, Helen Renner, Hanover and Janet Nace and husband Norman, Hanover, brother, Nevin Wintrode, Erie, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Wintrode. A service to celebrate the life of Mildred Berwager will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at St. Bartholomew United ELCA Church, 1204 Grand Valley Rd., Hanover, PA 17331 with Rev. Steven E. Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wetzel Funeral Home, 549 Carlisle St., Hanover and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Bartholomew's Church Cemetery, Hanover. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Berwager may be made to the Capital Campaign at St. Bartholomew United ELCA Church, 1204 Grand Valley Rd., Hanover, PA 17331 or to the Alzheimer's Association South Central PA Chapter, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To share memories of Mildred Berwager and to view a video tribute, please visit www.wetzelfuneralhome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Mar. 3, 2015
Cheeks, Ronald L.  
WESTMINSTER, MD Ronald Lee Cheeks, age 72, died peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the University of Maryland Hospital Center in Baltimore. He was born on August 21, 1942 in Ellicott City, Md., son of Cleo Arnold (Eads) Cheeks of West Virginia and the late Harold Wesley Cheeks. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Ann (Reaver) Cheeks. Ron was a retired electrician and member of the Local #24 IBEW. He enjoyed attending auctions and refinishing furniture, especially chairs. He loved visiting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving him, in addition to his wife and mother, are children, Leah Potts and fiancee, Gary Lauer of Hampstead, Harold "Butch" Cheeks and wife, Kelly of Westminster, and Serena McDougal and husband, William of Westminster; siblings, Harold Bruce Cheeks and wife, Sandra of Ariz., Sharon Lentzner and husband, David of Littlestown, Janet Norris and husband, Wilson of Finksburg, Diane Wethington of W.Va., and Wanda Edwards of Finksburg; grandchildren, Ronald Cheeks, Elizabeth Russ, Joseph Cheeks, Cole Cheeks, and Mark Blizzard; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Mayfield; grandson, William Cheeks; and granddaughter, Taylor Shorb. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the time of a Funeral Service at 8 p.m. at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St, Westminster, Md., with Deacon Charles E. Barnhart, Jr. officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or University of MD Medical Center, 22 S. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201-1595. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com
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French, James P.  
HANOVER James P. French, 81, husband of Florence V. French of Hanover, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Cemetery with Chaplain Jennifer Bradshaw officiating. www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Green, Regina W.  
Regina W. Green New Oxford Regina W. Green, 100, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Brethren Home Community. She was the wife of the late Charles C. Green, who died April 9, 2001. Regina was born June 18, 1914, in Adams Co., the daughter of the late John W. and Sadie A. (Meckley) Wolf. Regina was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hanover, and retired from the Social Security Administration. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Woodlawn #101, the Daughters of The King, St. Peter's Chapter, and was a past president of the Catonsville Women's Club. Regina is survived by a son, Robert L. Green of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter, Lynn Caputi of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Lucy J. Prosser of Littlestown; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Lester L. Prosser; two brothers, Dale and John Wolf; and two sisters, Dorothy Wolf and Arlene Lusnak. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 890 McCosh St, Hanover, with her pastor, the Rev. Douglas Smith officiating. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville, Md. at 2 p.m. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Feiser Funeral Home, Inc., 302 Lincolnway West, New Oxford, is in charge of arrangements. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com []
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Published in Evening Sun from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2015
Harn, Doris M.  
HANOVER Doris M Harn, 87, formerly of Littlestown died Sunday, March 1 at Columbia Cottage, Hanover. She was the wife of Ambrose C. Harn Jr. who died in 1970. Born January 19, 1928 in York County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bessie Wilhelm Eckenrode. Doris was a 1945 graduate of New Freedom High School. She retired from Golden Visions Community Center of Hanover in 1994. Doris is survived by daughters, Cynthia Denisac and husband, Robert of Texas and Bonita Taylor and husband, Ernest of Rosedale, Md.; a son, Ambrose "Buddy" Harn III and wife, Linda of Hanover; grandchildren, Shelley Toner, Tammy Go, Mark Redding, Sandy Keller, Ben Harn and Joanna Russello; great-grandchildren, Grace and Alexander Toner, Sadie Bean, Jacob, Jordon and Sophia Go, Megan, Joshua, Madison and Nathan Keller, Cadin and Jensyn Harn and Sonny Russello; and numerous step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Doris was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Sharon L. Harn and sisters Beatrice Kovalak and Viola Innerst. Doris was a member of Fisrt Church of God, Hanover. She loved spending time with family and grandchildren. Funeral service will be 12 noon Thursday at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with Pastor Dan Thomas officiating. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Interment is in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. Contributions have been asked to go to First Church of God, 600 Fairview Dr., Hanover PA 17331. Online condolences may be shared at www.littlesfh.com
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Klunk, Dolores M.  
NEW OXFORD Dolores M. "Pete" (Staub) Klunk, 81, died Monday, March 2, 2015, at Gettysburg Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Klunk, her husband of 60 years, who died January 10, 2014. Pete was born August 24, 1933, in New Oxford, the daughter of the late Cyril J. and Mary M. (Foreman) Staub. Pete was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in New Oxford, where she was also a member of the Marion Oxfordites, AARP, and she was a former Girl Scout leader. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, plants, flowers, and working on puzzles and puzzle books. Pete is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Rue of Hanover; a son, David C. Klunk and his wife, Robin of New Oxford; a daughter, Margaret M. Hancock and her husband, Tony of Durham, N.C.; a son, John E. Klunk and his wife, Diane of New Oxford; a daughter, Dolores M. Klunk of New Oxford; a daughter, Rebecca J. Arter and her husband, Craig of McSherrystown; a son, George F. Klunk and his wife, Sarah of Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Joyce A. Klunk of Durham, N.C.; and a daughter, Carolyn L. Weaver of East Berlin; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred G. Staub and his wife, Yvonne of York; and 2 sisters, Elizabeth "Toots" Lawrence of New Oxford, and Leona M. Mowrer and her husband John of Hanover. She was predeceased by two grandchildren, Steven Cochran and Tonya Klunk; and a brother, Cecil J. Staub. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 106 Carlisle St, New Oxford, with Rev. Michael Letteer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 302 Lincolnway West, New Oxford, with prayers at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Klunk, Ryan Kennedy, Curtis Smith, Tyler Klunk, Taylor Hancock and Jake Klunk. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or to Food For The Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com
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Sipe, Linda A.  
Linda A. Sipe YORK Linda Ann (Linebaugh/ Knotts) Sipe, 72, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 26, 2015, at York Hospital. She was the loving wife of Ronald Sipe for 32 years. Born August 29, 1942, in York, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Charlotte (Ashton) Linebaugh, she graduated from Central York High School in 1960. Linda was an inspirational role model for a long life well-lived as a woman of strong faith and integrity. Linda dedicated her life to serving and loving children. She was recently retired from Adams County Head Start where she taught children for many years. Linda's commitment to her Christian faith and her service to her Lord showed as an active member of Bible Baptist Church of York for over 50 years, having taught Junior Church for the last 25, and served in many other capacities throughout her years of service. She was involved with Girl Scouts for over 55 years as a leader for many troops in York City, as well as an outdoor instructor and day camp director. Linda continued to serve the girls of York City by founding and leading The Girls of Grace for the past two years. Linda also enjoyed camping, working in her garden, serving the Lord throughout her life by touching the hearts of thousands of children throughout York City and Adams County, and mostly spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by two daughters, Catherine Wetherington of Abbottstown and Christine Pettman of Goldsboro; a son, David Knotts and his wife, Tina of New Oxford; eight grandchildren, Todd, Matt, Jen, Steph, Amber, Curtis, Casey, and Kelly; and two great-grandchildren, Mya and Aiden. She was also preceded in death by a son, Paul C. Knotts, and a brother, Robert Linebaugh. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Bible Baptist Church, 4190 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, with Pastor Ron Wettstein officiating. Viewing will be noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to York Cancer Patient Help Fund, 25 Monument Road, York, PA 17403; or to the Brethren Home Benevolent Fund, 2990 Carlisle Road, New Oxford, PA 17350 KuhnerAssociates.com []
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Volk, Marlene M.  
HANOVER Marlene M. Volk, 69, entered into God's eternal care on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Born on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 1945, in New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Frederick E. and Dorothy Hankey Sutter. Mrs. Volk was a 1963 graduate of Plum High School in Plum Borough, and was formerly employed as a customer service representative for Hanover Direct, Inc. Marlene was a devoted wife, mother and GiGi, she enjoyed being a homemaker and was an avid reader who enjoyed traveling. She will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, John V. Volk; three children, Michalene M. Volk of Allentown, Jamie A. Stoner and her husband, Andrew, of New Oxford, and John M. Volk and his wife, Carolyn, of Georgetown, CO; and a granddaughter, Abigail R. Stoner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover celebrated by The Rev. Msgr. James M. Lyons. The family will receive friends at a viewing to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover. As Marlene was an avid supporter of cancer research, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Avenue, York, PA 17403. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Mar. 3, 2015
Wetzel, Nickolas J.  
SPRING GROVE Nickolas Jay Wetzel, 23, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Nick was born in York on February 23, 1992. He graduated from Spring Grove High School class of 2010. He also graduated from YTI in York from the electrical program. He worked for Daltile in the maintenance department for two years and was currently working for Magnesita Refractories Co. in York as a Multi-crafts Maintenance Technician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working out and was a Ravens and Orioles fan. He had a great circle of friends that he loved to hang around with and he cherished the times he spent with his family. Nick is survived by his loving parents, Barry L. and Tammy S. (Gladfelter) Wetzel; his sisters, Alyssa C. Wetzel of West Chester and Kiersten E. Wetzel of Spring Grove; his maternal grandmother, Deanna Redinger and husband, Donald; and his maternal grandfather, Marvin E. Gladfelter and wife, Ruth. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Jay and Grace (Trout) Wetzel. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 175 N. Main St., Spring Grove, with Rev. Robert Bistline officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service at St. Peter Lischey's Church Cemetery in Spring Grove. Viewings will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Cameron Stambaugh memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Spring Grove Scholarship Fund Inc., PO Box 66, Spring Grove PA 17362. Condolences may be shared at www.irwinbeck.com
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Barnhart, Arlene M.  
HANOVER Arlene M. Barnhart, 93, entered God's eternal care on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Center, Hanover. Born May 19, 1921, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Ezra G. and Laura M. (Kitzmiller) Markle. She was the loving wife of the late Curvin W. "Barney" Barnhart who died in 1979. Arlene was a member of St. Paul's (Dubs) United Church of Christ, Hanover. Arlene, along with her husband, owned and operated Barnhart's Market. She made many items which were sold in the deli. They owned rental properties together, which she continued to operate after his death. Arlene loved to cook and was an avid reader. She enjoyed traveling, which she did in all fifty states. Arlene remembered fondly the many trips and cruises she took with area retirees. She was an Orioles fan from the time the team arrived in Baltimore, and attended the first opening day parade with her husband Barney, and had season tickets for many years. Arlene is survived by her children, Barbara S. Jackson and her husband J. Donald of Hanover, and Thomas S. Barnhart of Hanover; grandchildren, Mitchell A. Jackson and his wife Lisa of Middletown, Del., Matthew E. Jackson of Hanover, Mark P. Jackson and wife Rebekah of Baltimore, Md., Christina L. Wagner and her husband Christopher of McMurray; great-grandchildren, Kyle A. Wagner and Sheridan L. Wagner; a brother-in-law, Hurst W. Brillhart and wife Nancy of Hanover; and a sister-in-law, Ramona Fuhrman and her husband Eugene "Ben" of Hanover. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Gable and husband David, and Dorothy G. Markle; one brother, Merle L. Markle and his wife Frances. A service to celebrate and remember Arlene will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, PA, with her pastor, the Rev. Larry M. Estepp officiating. A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Arlene to St. Paul's (Dubs) United Church of Christ, 1958 Dub's Church Road, Hanover, PA 17331; or to Hanover's Guthrie Memorial Public Library, for Large Print Books, 2 Library Place, Hanover, PA 17331. The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick St., Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com
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