Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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Ronald F. “Chub” Rice, age 87, of Biglerville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at his home. He was born July 16, 1933, in Butler Township, Adams County, the son of the late Ralph E. and Margaret A. (Cluck) Rice.

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Lorraine M. Hall, 89, of Hanover, died Sunday, Oct. 25, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the widow of Robert W. Hall who died in 1993.

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Steven A. Schaeffer, 66, of Gettysburg, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2020, at the Gettysburg Hospital.

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Mary Catherine Mauss, 86, Gardners, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at UPMC Harrisburg.

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Loretta A. “Peg” Smith, age 87, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Hanover Hospital. She was the loving wife of John W. “Lut” Smith; together they shared over 67 years of marriage.

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Thomas A. Leonard, 90, of Hanover, entered into eternal care on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Columbia Cottage, Hanover. He was the husband of Jeane L. (Good) Leonard to whom he shared 66 years of marriage.

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Raymond E. Hartzel (Eddie), age 73, of Biglerville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Gettysburg Hospital. He was born March 27, 1947, in Butler Township, Adams County, as the son of the late Guy H. and Thelma G. (Routzahn) Hartzel.

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Paul Gunnar Ericson, 74, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at the Gettysburg Hospital.

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Phyllis Elizabeth Wood, 81, of Littlestown, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at her home. She was the wife of Dale C. Wood of Littlestown for 50 years.

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Florence “Flo” N. Smith, age 86, of Gettysburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Gettysburg Hospital. She was born Sunday, July 22, 1934, in Fairfield, the daughter of the late Harry L. Sr. and Margaret J. (Strausbaugh) Patterson.

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Bruce W. Shaffer, 67, of McSherrystown, entered God’s eternal care, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at his home with his loving wife by his side.

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Stanley E. Waite, 83, of Littlestown, died Monday morning, Oct. 19, at his home. He was the husband of Candee (Howe) Waite of Littlestown for 38 years.

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Jason T. Maddox, 34, of Centre Hall, Pa., died Oct. 17, 2020, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He kept his battle private but showed immense grace and courage in the face of terrible odds. Now finally at rest, those of us who loved him hold him close in our hearts and cherish …

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Mary C. McClintock, age 94, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Brethren Home in New Oxford. She was the loving wife of the late Charles McClintock who passed away in 1975.

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Shirley W. (Leake) Roth, 76, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Homewood at Plum Creek. She was the wife of the late Lester “Jim” Roth, her husband of 41 years, who died June 12, 2003.

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Mazie Elizabeth Keefer, 96, of Gettysburg, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Gettysburg Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Orrtanna, the daughter of the late Cleon A. and Viola M. (Herring) Nary. She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore (Ted) Calvin Keefer, who died Jul…

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Shirley A. Smelser, age 67, passed away at Hanover Hospital, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Henry Monroe Smelser, who passed away on Dec. 14,1997.

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Margaret L. Hower, 94, of Gettysburg, passed away at The Gardens in Gettysburg on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020.

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Marie I. Collins Shanebrook, 82, went to be with her Loving Savior Jesus Christ, Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Littlestown. She died peacefully with her loving family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia.

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David A. Joswick, 69, of Gettysburg, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at The Gettysburg Hospital. Born July 15, 1951, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was the son of the late Walter A. and Gloria E. (Hoffer) Joswick.

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Dewey L. Bower Jr., age 94, of Biglerville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at his home in Biglerville. He was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Roanoke, Virginia, the oldest son and one of the seven children of the late Dewey L. and Clara N. (Stevens) Bower.

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Linden W. Green, 76, of Orlando, Florida passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 at Tampa General Hospital of complications from long-term kidney disease.

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Charlotte M. (Hilker) Stevens, 81, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at WellSpan York Hospital. She was the wife of John L. Stevens, her husband of 47 years.

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Helen L. Schuchart, 101, of Hanover, Pa., entered God’s eternal care, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover, Pa.

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Hammond Maurice Geyer of Herndon, Virginia, passed away on Oct. 12, 2020, at the age of 78. He was surrounded by his beloved family who remained at his side throughout the last weeks of his battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Freda Lennon, nee Shearer, nee Hineson was born in Whitworth, England. Fiercely independent, quietly tenacious, and more than a little adventurous, she moved to Paris as a young woman where she met an American soldier. They fell in love, married, and moved stateside where they had a boy and …

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Rose Eleanor Milbocker, 83, of Fairfield, died peacefully and returned home to the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Centre Crest of Bellefonte.

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Edward I. Steinberger, 82, of Chambersburg, passed away on Oct. 15, 2020, surrounded by his family after battling a brief illness.

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Dr. John Roland Winkelmann, professor emeritus of biology at Gettysburg College, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 13 surrounded by his family. Born Aug. 2, 1931, in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., he was the son of the late Attorney Roland E. Winkelmann and Gail Gaunt Winkelmann.

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Mary Jane Bagot, 79, of Biglerville, passed away at her home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

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Elmer G. “Jack” Miller Jr., 90, passed away at home Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. He was the husband of the late Jane Louise ((Witherow) Miller, married on June 12, 1954, his wife of 51 years, who died on June 1, 2005.

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Fred M. Ensor, 78, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. He was the husband of Lorraine L. (Harman) Ensor, his wife of 60 years.

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Gary W. Swisher, 61 of Stewartstown, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Born April 3, 1959 in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Scott W. and Mildred V. (Emory) Swisher.

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B. Rosemary Eline, 79, of Hanover, beloved wife of William C. “Bill” Eline, was granted her Wings by God on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at York Hospital.

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Gregory Jerome Orndorff, age 76, was born the seventh of seven children to Mary (Hawn) and Lawrence Orndorff Sr. on May 8, 1944, and gained his angel wings on Oct.7, 2020, after a fiercely fought battle with prostate cancer.

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Ruth Franklin Warner Neiderer, 94, of Littlestown, died Friday, Oct. 9, at UPMC Hanover Hospital. Ruth was the widow of Elmer Warner who died in 1970 and Ramon Neiderer who died in 1984. She was also predeceased by her longtime friend, Floyd Bull, in 2015.

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John Erwin Paddock, 75, passed away peacefully at his home in the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.

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Freddie C. Showers, 78, passed at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. He was the husband of Ruth Anna (Stambaugh) Showers, his wife of 60 years. Freddie was born Oct. 23, 1941, in Gettysburg, the son of the late Charles R. and Alice (Black) Showers.

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Margaret Ann “Marge” Deegan, 85, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Deegan.

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Ivan Z. Riggeal, 89, of Gettysburg, left this earth to go home to be with his wife, Coralea, on her birthday, Oct. 8, 2020, at Genesis Gettysburg Center.

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Willie Lee Morton, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. He was born May 24, 1926, the son of the late William Levi and Bertha Mae (Deem) Morton in Rutherford, West Virginia.

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James Marshall Landis Jr., 88, Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Paramount Healthcare, Fayetteville, Pa.

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Donna A. Walter, age 66, of Aspers, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Gettysburg. She was born Oct. 16, 1953, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Donald and Bonnie (Arrowood) Mawyer.

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Mildred N. Hankey, 92, of York Springs, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at her home.

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Monique Shearer, 82, of Fairfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

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J. Richard “Dick” Sharrah, 82, quietly passed from this world on Oct. 4, 2020. During the last two years he was a guest at Homewood at Plum Creek, Hanover, Pa. Born on Sept. 5, 1938, and resided his entire life in Cashtown. He was the oldest child of John and Nellie E. Clup Sharrah.

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Richard D. “Dick” Herring, 89, of Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Genesis Healthcare Gettysburg Center.

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The memorial service for Daniel C. Mentzer, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Memorial Baptist Church, has been cancelled.

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Richard E. Clower, 79, of Fairfield, died Sunday evening, Oct. 4, 2020, at the York Hospital.

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Kenneth V. Diveley, age 87, of Cashtown, and Palatka, Fla., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at York Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1932, in Gettysburg, the son of the late Victor B. and Naomi L. (Cutshall) Diveley.

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Karen Patterson, of Gettysburg, died of cancer Oct. 3, 2020, surrounded by her family. Karen is reunited in death with her husband of over 50 years, Ralf Patterson.

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Ronald H. Fleming, 63, Buchanan Valley Road, Orrtanna, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020.

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Donald J. Smith, 70, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Topper) Smith, his wife of 50 years.

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Linda R. Riegel, 71, of Littlestown, died Saturday, Oct. 3, at Genesis Health Care, Gettysburg. Linda was the widow of Teddy I. Riegel who died March 31, 2007. Born Oct. 31, 1948 in Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Raymond D. Pittenturf and Oneida V. (Humbert) Pittenturf Kepner. …

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Dr. Nanette Hatzes was born April 27, 1952 in Washington, D.C. She left this earthly plane on Oct. 2, 2020, the same day as her mother, Maylou Hatzes. Only those two could pull off a stunt like that. Nanette was a beloved artistic creative powerhouse, known by many locally as the mother of “…

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Jean E. Conrad Huff, 89, of Hanover, wife of Richard L. Huff, entered into God’s eternal care on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Homewood at Plum Creek.

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Glenna E. Walde, age 90, of Arendtsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Transitions Health Care in Gettysburg. She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in McKnightstown, the daughter of the late Orlis and Dora (Showers) Pyles.

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Steven David Harlow, 58, passed away on Sept. 27, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home.

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Diana W. Spamer, 73, of Littlestown, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, at her home. She was the wife of Ernest K. Spamer of Littlestown for 23 years.

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William Hunter Ruppert Sr., 81, 489 Crum Road, Fairfield, passed away on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, surrounded by his family.

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Michael L. Armstrong (Big Mike), age 38, of Gettysburg, passed away suddenly Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at his home. He was born June 26, 1982, in Hanover, Pa., the son of Oswald and Janice (Brantley) Armstrong.

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Leonard M. Sites, 90, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md.

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Harriet L. Decker, 75, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at WellSpan York Hospital. She was the wife of Charles L. “Bud” Decker with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

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Grace B. Shultz, 87, of Gettysburg, passed away at her home on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, after a long illness.

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We mourn the loss of a national treasure as Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Parry Leonard Baer, devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, soldier, and cattle farmer, died on the morning of Sept. 13, 2020. Parry passed away peacefully on his picturesque farm in Gettysburg, in the comp…

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Donald W. Stevens of Worton, Maryland, passed away September 18, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 63.

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Roger Lee Miller, 85, of Hampstead, and formerly of Bonneauville, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at Carroll Hospital Center.