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Friday 04/29/2016
Mark R. Mentzer
Posted: April 29, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mark Randolph Mentzer, 74, of Lacey, Washington, passed onto heaven Saturday morning, March 5, 2016, in the Roo-Lan Health Care Center in Lacey.

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Rita K. Heckman
Posted: April 29, 2016 - 6:00 am

Rita Katherine Heckman, 85, of 3335 Robin Hood Drive, Spartanburg, S.C., died at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Spartanburg.

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Harold J. Clendening
Posted: April 29, 2016 - 6:00 am

Harold J. “Ding” Clendening, 77, of Shippensburg, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his home.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Fay W. Sassin
Posted: April 22, 2016 - 6:00 am

Fay W. Sassin, 66, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Saturday, April 16, 2016, from complications of a long illness.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Mabel E. Smith
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mabel E. Smith, 100, of Shippensburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Green Ridge Village, Newville, surrounded by her loving family.

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Joseph D. Wolf
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Joseph Douglas Wolf, age 50, of Brockway, Pa., passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Jack E. Rhine
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Jack Edward Rhine, 81, of Lantern Lane, Shippensburg, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in the Life Care Hospitals of Mechanicsburg.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Margaret P. Hippensteel
Posted: April 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

Margaret P. “Peg” (Burkholder) Hippensteel, 72, of Shippensburg, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Shippensburg Healthcare Center.

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Alfred Wagner
Posted: April 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

Alfred “Fred” Wagner, 75, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at his home in Forest, Virginia. He was born on Oct. 21, 1940, in Carlisle, Pa., and lived in the Stoughstown area for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louella and Ernest MacArthur, who raised him from childhood, also by his daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Shultz Wagner, and his parents, Helen and Stoey Wagner.

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David A. Bender
Posted: April 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

David A. Bender, 89, of Newburg, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Chambersburg Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

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Friday 04/08/2016
Mary L. Mael
Posted: April 08, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mary L. Mael, 58, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Shippensburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
David E. Karper
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 6:00 am

David Edward Karper, 87, of Carlisle, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.

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Margaret A. Handel Cretella
Posted: April 05, 2016 - 6:00 am

Margaret Ann Handel Cretella, 73, of Shippensburg, passed Friday, April 1, 2016 at Elmcroft Assisted Living. She was born Tuesday, March 23, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late George W. and Betty (Dennis) Handel.

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
George H. Appleby
Posted: March 29, 2016 - 6:00 am

George H. Appleby, 87, a resident of Cumberland Crossings, Carlisle, formerly of Shippensburg, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in the home.

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Friday 03/25/2016
Linda K. McHenry
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 6:00 am

Linda K. McHenry of Shippensburg passed away at the Chambersburg Hospital on Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 67.

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Sheldon C. Staver
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 6:00 am

Sheldon C. Staver, 87, a resident of Elmcroft of Shippensburg, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the home.

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Ernest J. White
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 6:00 am

Ernest J. White, 71, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his home.

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Judy A. Hewett
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 6:00 am

Judy Ann Hewett, 69, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

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Tuesday 03/22/2016
Brandy R. Cardwell
Posted: March 22, 2016 - 6:00 am

Brandy Rose Cardwell, 25, of Shippensburg, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

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Tuesday 03/15/2016
Arthur E. Swartz
Posted: March 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

Arthur E. Swartz, 72, of Walnut Bottom died Thursday, March 10, 2016, in the West Shore Hospital. 

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K. LeRoy Hockenberry
Posted: March 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

K. LeRoy Hockenberry, 83, of Shippensburg, went home to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on the afternoon of Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Chambersburg Hospital.

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Thursday 03/10/2016
Betty J. Chaney
Updated: March 10, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Betty Jane Chaney, 89, a resident at the Shippensburg Health Care Center and formerly of Turnpike Road, died Friday, March 4, 2016, in the home.

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Tuesday 03/08/2016
Pat Wedo
Posted: March 08, 2016 - 6:00 am

Pat Wedo, 88, of Shippensburg, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, in the Shippensburg Episcopal Home.

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Michael S. Manges
Posted: March 08, 2016 - 6:00 am

Michael S. Manges, 50, passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Philadelphia Cancer Treatment Center surrounded by his loved ones.

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Glen L. Glessner
Posted: March 08, 2016 - 6:00 am

Glen Leroy Glessner, 97, of Shippensburg, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Orrstown Personal Care Home.

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Tuesday 02/23/2016
Doris M. Dunmire
Posted: February 23, 2016 - 6:00 am

Doris M. Dunmire, 83, Shippensburg, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, in the emergency room of the Chambersburg Hospital, after a bout with multiple myeloma.

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Friday 02/19/2016
Margaret J. Reeder
Posted: February 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Former Chambersburg resident Margaret J. Reeder, 89, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, Pa.

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Francis L. Bear
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 6:00 am

Francis L. Bear, 82, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home.

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Mary M. Bigler
Posted: February 16, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mary M. Bigler, 86, a resident of Manor Care Carlisle, formerly lived on Britton Road, Shippensburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Vivian J. Burkholder
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

Vivian Jane Burkholder, 90, of Newville died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Claremont Nursing and Rehab, Carlisle.

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William T. Cline
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

William T. “Bill” Cline, 51, of Newville, Pa. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at his home.


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Christopher P. Mowers
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

Christopher P. Mowers, 36, of Carlisle passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in the Hershey Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1979, in Hershey, Pa., to Paul Mowers and Vicki McNaughton, both of Carlisle.

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James J. Sheaffer
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

James J. Sheaffer, 85, of Carlisle, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Manor Care of Carlisle, Pa.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Betty J. Porter
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 6:00 am

Betty J. Porter, 86, of Shippensburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Orrstown Personal Care Home surrounded by her loving family.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Ray E. Varner
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 6:00 am

Ray E. “Red” Varner, 81, of Newville died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in his home.

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Nancy L. Mixell
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 6:00 am

Nancy L. Mixell, 78, of Newville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in her home.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Patsy R. Coy
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 6:00 am

Patsy Ruth Coy, 76, of Fayetteville, departed this life on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Evelyn M. Crusey
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 6:00 am

Evelyn M. Crusey, 86, of Shippensburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in the Shippensburg Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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Richard A. Commerer
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 6:00 am

Richard A. Commerer, 94, of Shippensburg, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the Chambersburg Hospital.

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Friday 01/22/2016
Betty J. Cromwell
Posted: January 22, 2016 - 6:00 am

Betty J. Cromwell, 79, of Orrstown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at the Orrstown Personal Care Home.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Goldie E. Martin
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 6:00 am

Goldie E. Martin, 79, of Fireside Drive, Shippensburg, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Green Ridge Village, Newville, Pa.

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Mary L. Burgard
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mary L. Burgard, 85, of Newville died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Claremont Nursing and Rehab, Carlisle.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Thomas A. Woodrey
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Thomas Andrew Woodrey, 24, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Marlin Esh
Posted: January 19, 2016 - 6:00 am

Marlin Esh, age 6, of Newburg, died on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born Jan. 19, 2009, in Newburg, the son of Jesse and Anna Grace (Fisher) Esh.

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Friday 01/15/2016
Kenneth S. Reese
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

Kenneth S. Reese, 88, of Newburg, departed this life on the morning of Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at the Thornwald Home, Carlisle, surrounded by the love of his family and great compassionate care.

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George H. Pensinger
Posted: January 15, 2016 - 6:00 am

George H. Pensinger, 63, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Jan. 10, 2016, at his home.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Mary E. Smith
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 6:00 am

Mary E. Smith, 95, a resident at Elmcroft of Shippensburg, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in the Chambersburg Hospital.

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Carolyn S. Miller
Posted: January 12, 2016 - 6:00 am

Carolyn S. Miller, 81, of Newville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Newville. She was born on April 5, 1934, in Newville, a daughter of the late Ray W. and Erma (Shaffer) Swartz, and was the widow of Dr. Jay S. Miller I, who died Nov. 3, 2009.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Janet V. Mentzer
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 12:39 pm

Janet V. Mentzer, 95, formerly of Newville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle. She was born April 2, 1920, in Newburg, and was a daughter of the late Adolphus G. and Lillie (Graham) Morrison. She was the widow of John B. Mentzer, who died in 1968.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Maureen E. Best
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 6:00 am

Maureen Elizabeth “Molly” Best, 51, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, from complications arising from epilepsy.

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