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Obituaries

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

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John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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James C Wright 1949-2024

Jim retired from the Army after 20 years as a Major out of the Pentagon, then continued to serve in the defense of the US through his professional career.

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William A Collis 1932-2024

Mr. Collis was very active in the Quincy Village and was recognized for 2,000 hours of volunteer service that he put in around the village doing various tasks.

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Betty J Lehman 1925-2024

Mrs. Lehman was a 1944 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School. She worked for 50 years at the former First National Bank of Greencastle.

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Pamela K Coyle 1949-2024

Pam received her Master’s degree in library science from Clarion University in 1978. She never lost her love of reading or her enthusiasm for libraries.

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Ronald E Wetzel 1932-2024

Mr. Wetzel served in the PA National Guards, enlisting in June 1949 and being called to active duty during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Amp, Inc.

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Helen Marie Benchoff 1953-2024

Helen enjoyed cooking, uncovering valuable antiques and spending time with her family. Following her retirement, she began to pursue her lifelong passion of horses.

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Anna Lucile Feil 1944-2024

Anna was many things throughout her life, daughter, wife, mother, friend, aunt, sister, grandmother, seamstress, teacher, quilter, and much more to many people.

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Dale M Ogburn 1943-2024

Dale retired in 2008 from David H. Martin Excavating Company after 23 years of service. He was a member of the New Hope Mennonite Church, Upper Strasburg.

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Steven L Presley 1948-2024

Steve enjoyed working on cars. More recently, he loved to pass the time watching the wildlife that passed through his property whether deer, bear or birds.

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Joseph D Beckner 1942-2024

Joe was employed in electronics at Letterkenny Army Depot where he worked on the Patriot and Hawk Missile Systems as well as working on radar for the missiles.

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