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Schmeltz, Lee  
Lee D. Schmeltz Thomasville Lee D. Schmeltz, 86, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Hanover Hospital in Hanover. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sarah Savilla Schmeltz; siblings, Mae Kilby and Glen Schmeltz; two wives, Margaret and Lavina Schmeltz, and two children, William and Donna Schmeltz. He is survived by sister, Lois Curcio of Kissimmee, Fla.; children, Alexander Schmeltz of Port Lucie, Fla., Patricia Kauffman of Thomasville, and Ann Walker of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Dawn Schmeltz, Charles Reed, Steven Reid, Jr., James Reed, Donald Thomason, Jr., Joshua Walker, Kayla Kauffman, and Tyler Newberry; great-grandchildren, James Lee Cruz, Lee Schmeltz, and Ronald Johns; as well as nieces, nephew, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Gasch's Funeral Home, P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD on Tuesday, July 26 at 1 p.m. Inurnment MD Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md. at a later date. www.gaschs.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 25, 2016
Serff, Ruth  
Ruth A. Serff York Ruth A. Serff, 97, entered into rest at 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in York. She was the wife of the late Lawrence E. Serff. Born November 6, 1918, in Dover Township, she was a daughter of the late Clarence J. and Carrie (Brillhart) Lauer. Ruth graduated from Dover High School. She was a homemaker, member of Faith U.C.C. in York and an active volunteer at York Hospital for many years. Ruth enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and solving crossword puzzles. She is survived by three children, Diane L. Jablonski of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Janet E. Slater of Reading and David L. Serff of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Greg Jablonski and Suzanne Walker; and a sister, Dorothy Lowe of Clayton, N.Y. Services will be private at the convenience of the family with Ruth's pastor, the Rev. Ron Oelrich, officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Emig Funeral Home, Dover, is serving her family. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith U.C.C., 425 Pacific Ave., York, PA 17404; or The Salvation Army, 50 E. King St., York, PA 17401. emigfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 22, 2016
Shepp, Marjorie  
Marjorie A. Shepp York Marjorie A. Shepp, 75, died peacefully at home, Friday, July 22, 2016. Marjorie was the loving wife and best friend of Barre L. Shepp, they were married September 10, 1994. Born in Altoona on July 22, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Otis A. and Marguerite (Reigh) Troxell. Marjorie worked for many years until her retirement for Dr. Hagen's Dentistry of York, where she was a dental assistant, and later the office manager. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of York, a former member and Sunday school teacher at the former Fifth E.U.B. Church of York (now Messiah United Methodist Church), and a member of the West York VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Marjorie, along with her husband, Barre, was a very active supporter of the Veterans of York County. She was most proud of serving on the committees to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the York Fairgrounds and the WWII Memorial in downtown York and was an active member of the York County Veterans Outreach Committee. In addition to her husband, Marjorie is survived by her sons, Timothy Cashdollar of Hawaii and Matthew Cashdollar of Colorado Springs, CO; her daughter, Kelly Crisafi of London, England; her step-son, Barre L. Shepp, Jr. of Pheonix, AZ; her brothers, James Troxell of York, Dennis Hileman of Dillsburg; her sister, Carole Flory of Mechanicsburg; her six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her step-son, Jeffrey Shepp. A memorial service for Marjorie will be held Friday, August 12, 2016, from the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marjorie's memory to Veterans Treatment Court, 45 North George Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA 17401, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, York. etzweilerfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from July 24 to July 27, 2016
Shiley Jr., Brian  
Brian P. Shiley, Jr. York Brian P. Shiley, Jr., 24, entered into rest Friday, July 22, 2016, in York. A visitation will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Church, 950 W. Market St. The funeral liturgy will begin at 6 p.m. with Rev. Paul Schenck officiating. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., East York, is assisting the family. Mr. Shiley was born March 25, 1992, in Melbourne, Fla., a son of Maureen F. (Donnelly) Rossi and Brian P. Shiley, Sr. He had attended York Suburban Senior High School and was employed as an electrician. He enjoyed skateboarding and fishing. Brian is survived by his parents; a daughter, Joelle Rae Lenhert; a brother, Bradford E. Rice, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Peg Shiley; maternal grandparents, Jean Donnelly and Joseph Donnelly; paternal great-grandmother, Vera Shiley; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 26, 2016
Shoemaker, Fred  
Fred H. Shoemaker Hanover Fred H. Shoemaker, 97, of Homewood at Plum Creek, loving husband of Mary Small Shoemaker, entered into God's eternal kingdom on Friday, July 22, 2016. Born on Monday, June 16, 1919 in Hanover, he was a son of the late Claude B. and Sarah Snyder Shoemaker. He was a 1937 graduate of Eichelberger High School and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was an instructor at the Naval Air Technical Training Center Radio School in Memphis, TN. He worked for many years as a purchasing agent for Hanover Wire Cloth and Gichner Mobile Systems in Dallastown. Fred was a member of Grace United Church of Christ where he served on the Consistory and many other committees during his more than 70 year membership. He was an enumerator for the Borough of Hanover for many years and served on the borough council from 1954 to 1958. He was a lifelong member of the Hanover AmVets Post #22, Hanover Elks BPOE Lodge #763, the Hanover Republican Club and the Harold H. Bair American Legion Post # 14 where he served in various positions including Post Commander in 1966. Fred also served on the board of directors for the Hanover Red Cross for 10 years where he was it's chairman from 1972 to 1975. He was also a lifelong member of Minnewakaru. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 77 years, are two sons, Herbert Shoemaker and his wife, Shoko of Washougal, WA and Fred B. Shoemaker and his wife, Cecilia of York; a daughter, Judith A. Foreman and her husband, William of Hanover; a sister, Mary Anne Trite of Palmyra; ten grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Shoemaker. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016 at Homewood Chapel at Plum Creek, 425 Westminster Ave., Hanover, with The Rev. Joel B. Hummel officiating. Burial will be held privately in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors being rendered by the Hanover Allied Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at a viewing to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Panebaker Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at Homewood Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 100 Fourth Street, Hanover, PA 17331 or to the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard, 107 Sherry Drive, McSherrystown, PA 17344. PanebakerFuneralHome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 23, 2016
Shuman, Janet  
Janet L. Shuman Hanover Janet L. Shuman, 78, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover. She was the daughter of the late Elmer G. and Margaret E. (Brenneman) Fisher. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. John C. Dorr, Jr. will be officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Steltz Cemetery, Glen Rock. Born June 3, 1938 in York, Janet retired in 2003 from AMP as a machine operator; previously, she was employed with Hanover Shoe and had worked for several sewing factories in the area. A member of Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, Glen Rock, she also attended New Hope (Fissels) UCC. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting, and had a passion for cooking. Surviving are three children, Charles E. Kohler, Jr. and wife, Lori of Glenville, Daniel R. Shuman and wife, Debra of Glen Rock, and Michael A. Shuman and partner, David Fleming of Camp Hill; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Fisher and his wife, Judy of Glen Rock. Janet was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth "Sonny" Fisher. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA, 17110. JJHM.COM
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 23, 2016
Simmering, Lorene  
Lorene E. Simmering July 15, 1928 - July 20, 2016 York Lorene E. (Gardner) Simmering, 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 20 at Broadmore Senior Living. She was the wife of the late Warren E. Simmering who passed away in 2002. They had been married for 54 years. Mrs. Simmering was born in Laramie, Wyo. on July 15, 1928, to the late Harold and Clara (Aagesen) Gardner. Lorene was the 2nd oldest of 8 children. Her mother passed when she was 15 and she had to help raise her younger siblings on a farm in Arkansas. She held several jobs during her life span, her favorite being a cake decorator for the Dairy Queen in Nixa, Mo. after her retirement. She loved showing the grandkids the cakes. Lorene loved sewing and especially cross-stitch. The family all received fruits of her labor. She was a collector of Precious Moments which she loved. Lorene and Warren made several trips to the Chapel in Carthage, Mo. They had lived in several states over the years which gave her family the enjoyment of visiting new places, some of the favorite being Branson, Mo., St. Louis and the Rockies in Colorado. Her most important passion was her family and grandchildren whom she loved. Even though their family was spread all over the country, they would make trips to see them all from one coast to the other. She leaves her three children, Richard E. Simmering and his wife Gale of Dexter, Mo., Bonnie J. Galloway and her husband Jeff of Manchester, and Brian P. Simmering and his wife Nancy of York; eight grandchildren, Christopher Simmering and his wife Stacey of Hawaii, Jared Simmering of Tennessee, Douglas Galloway and his wife Katie of Mt. Wolf, Melissa Unger and her husband Todd of York, Wendy Landmesser and her husband Jared of New York, Jennifer Stough and her husband John of Red Lion, Stephanie Simmering of Dallastown and Amy St. Hart of Florida; nine great-grandchildren, Devin, Macie, Jordyn, Zackary, Wyatt, Riley, Ethan, Brayden and Addison, and two more are expected this summer. She is also survived by her siblings, Carrie Hirschfeld and her husband Albert of Sterling, Colo., Jerald Gardner of California, Mo., Ivan Gardner and Melvin and his wife Theresa of Sterling, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Darlene McCullough of Oregon, Delores Stephenson of California, and brother-in-law, Jack Simmering and his wife Janet of Arizona; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Alene Dowdy, Ralph Gardner and Robert Gardner. A graveside service to celebrate Lorene's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Blymires Cemetery, Dallastown, with Pastor Mitchell Galloway officiating. A viewing will be held from 10-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home, Inc, 104 W. Main St., Dallastown, prior to the graveside service. Lorene had gained a new family of caring and loving people when she made the move to Broadmore Senior Living for which she was very grateful. The family would also like to thank Caring Hospice Services of Lancaster, especially Bonnie and Tammy, for their compassion and loving care of our mother during the last few months. www.eberlyfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 22, 2016
Smallwood, Frank  
Frank H. Smallwood York Frank H. Smallwood, 78, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at his residence. He was the husband of Susan J. (Stough) Smallwood for 34 years. He was born November 22, 1937, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., the son of the late Arthur B. Smallwood, Sr. and Sadie A. (Waybright) Smallwood. Frank worked as a truck driver for many years at GTE Transport. At one time he was an avid bowler and in the 700 club. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at Mt. Rose Cemetery, 1502 Mt. Rose Ave. Those attending should meet at the entrance to the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Including his wife Susan, Frank is also survived by a daughter, Eunice Smallwood of York; son, Michael Simmons of Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Myers; and two siblings, Arthur B. Smallwood, Jr. and Naomi Smallwood. The John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., is assisting with arrangements.
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 21, 2016
Smith, Harry  
Harry E . Smith York-Mechanicsburg Harry E. Smith, went to his eternal home at 7:49 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016. He joined his wife, Hazel, who predeceased him by three years. He was 90 years young, and was prepared to continue his journey. Born in Shickshinny, PA on February 3, 1926, Harry also grew up in Meshoppen, Philadelphia (where he was a Boy Scout Leader), and York. He was the son of the late Ray F. Smith and late Roma (Yaple) Smith Wentzler. He and his wife, Hazel, raised their family in York County prior to retiring in Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg in 2005. At a young age, he was a welder for his father. Harry E. Smith then worked as a Design Draftsman and then Checker for Borg-Warner/York International. Most notably he was a design draftsman for the air conditioning/refrigeration system for the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. Harry Smith was a devoted and faithful servant and participated as an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, York. He was a President of the Calvary United Methodist Men, member of the Wesley Fellowship, and choir participant. Harry fulfilled many church positions as Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Church Financial Secretary, and Trustee. He is survived and will be missed by his children and their spouses, Rena Beruck and her husband, Bill of York, Rosemary Martin and her husband, Kevin of Frederick, MD and David Smith and his wife, Sharon, Spring Grove; his grandchildren, Ryan and Rhonda Leathery and Katie Beruck; Aaron and Danielle Smith and Tyler Martin. He also is survived by his brothers, John and Paul; and was predeceased by his brothers, Jim and Donald. On Monday, July 11, 2016, Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., York, provided immediate family time. On Saturday, July 30, 2016, multiple events are planned with Pastor Mike Brossman and Pastor Roland Garvin officiating, a gravesite committal of ashes service for both Harry and Hazel Smith at Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, at 11:30 a.m., a visitation period with the family at 2:30 p.m. and a memorial celebration of the life and faith of Harry Smith at 3 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, York. A time of Fellowship and a homemade meal will immediately follow the memorial service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 11 N. Richland Ave, York, PA 17404 or www.hospiceofcentralpa.org . Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 24, 2016
Smith, JoAnn  
JoAnn M. Smith York JoAnn M. Smith, 83, died on July 25, 2016 at Autumn House–East. She was the wife of the late James H. Smith. Born in York on August 5, 1932, she was the daughter of the late John and Caroline (Daugherty) Lease. She was a librarian in the Central York School District. JoAnn was a 1953 graduate of North York High School. She was a very involved member of Hayshire U.C.C., where she sang on the choir. She was a member of the York County Chapter PA Association of School Retirees; an Advisory Board Member of the American Cancer Society with their Daffodil Days and Fashion Show. JoAnn was also a member of the York County Business Women's and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; she also enjoyed knitting. She is survived by a daughter, Kim Shultz and her husband, Bob of York; a son, Jed Smith and his wife, Lynne of York; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Hayshire U.C.C., 100 Haybrook Drive, York with the Rev. Brenda Marin officiating. A visitation will be held Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Caring Hospice of Central PA, 101 Good Drive, First Floor, Lancaster, PA 17603 or the Hayshire U.C.C., 100 Haybrook Drive, York, PA 17406. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Autumn House–East, Caring Hospice and ComForCare Home Care. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York. etzweilerfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 28, 2016
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