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Barbara M. French

Barbara M. French, 101, of Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Lancaster, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 20, 2014. She was the widow of Lawrence P. French. Born in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Ethel Disborough Manser. A graduate of the University of Delaware, she taught 2nd grade in the Wilmington, DE public schools for many years. She was a guide at the Hagley Museum in Greenville, DE for 15 years. A well known watercolor artist, she was a member of the Studio Group in Wilmington, DE for many years. She had a lifelong love for growing, arranging and painting flowers and over the years painted and took classes at Longwood Gardens. She was a member of the Women's Garden Club of Lancaster, as well as a former member of the Iris Club.

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David K. Mast

David K. Mast, 93, of Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, formerly of Coatesville, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Tel Hai.

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Della P. Schmuck

Della P. Schmuck, 94, of Lancaster, passed away on Monday morning following a two year illness. Born in Boiling Springs, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Nora Leahy Smith.

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Derek Heisey

Derek Heisey, 3, of Scranton, died Monday at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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Eleanor Burns Davis

Eleanor Burns Davis, 93, formerly of Millersville, PA, died on April 21, 2014, at Moravian Manor where she was a resident. Born in Wilmerding, PA on May 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Flora Spielman Burns.

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Eric D. Shertz

Eric Daniel Shertz, age 38, of Elkton, MD, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. Born in Wilmington, DE, on April 23, 1975, he was the son of Jean Maucher, Lancaster, PA, and Paul Shertz and wife, Debbie, Bear, DE.

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H. Louise Nichols

H. Louise Nichols, 91, formerly of Leola, a 14-year resident of Luther Acres, died at the home on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Jo-Anne Trostle Illard

Jo-Anne Trostle Illard, 79, formerly of Mount Joy and West Palm Beach, FL, died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Longwood Manor, Maytown. Born in Lawn, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Lehman) Trostle. She was the wife of the late Joseph Illard.

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John "Jack" R. Bates

John "Jack" R. Bates, 68, of Brownstown, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Ephrata Community Hospital.

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John F. Van Horn

John F. Van Horn, 93, Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Red Hook, NY, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Rev. John D. and Berdeen (Braymer) Van Horn.

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Jose Alberto Nazario-Alvarez

Jose Alberto Nazario- ­Alvarez, 55, a mechanic, of Lancaster, died April 21, 2014 of natural causes. Services and Interment will be held in Puerto Rico.

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Marsha L. Knosp

Marsha L. Knosp, age 68 years, of Riverview Park, passed away peacefully Monday, April 21st, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.

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Mary Ellen Gerhart

Mary Ellen Gerhart, age 80, of S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, PA, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center.

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Minnie S. Lindberg

Minnie S. Lindberg, 93, of Woodbury, CT, formerly of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Apple Rehabilitation Center, Watertown, CT.

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Ralph W. Albright

Ralph W. Albright, 68, of Lancaster, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at LGH of natural causes with his companion, Daisy & her daughter, Bobbie Joe at his side.

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