Obituaries

Dr. Venerando Maximo
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2017-12-10
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Maximo, Dr. Venerando
Dorothy Zimmerman
B: 1928-01-23
D: 2017-11-25
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Zimmerman, Dorothy
Cynthia Hinkle
B: 1958-04-18
D: 2017-11-17
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Hinkle, Cynthia
Dolores Miller
B: 1935-03-28
D: 2017-11-12
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Miller, Dolores
Virginia Eaton
B: 1945-07-12
D: 2017-10-30
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Eaton, Virginia
Robert Wood
B: 1942-05-27
D: 2017-10-19
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Wood, Robert
The Rev. Ernest Alt
B: 1927-12-30
D: 2017-10-18
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Alt, The Rev. Ernest
Diana McClure
B: 1929-04-25
D: 2017-10-11
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McClure, Diana
Adele Majka
B: 1921-03-31
D: 2017-10-11
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Majka, Adele
Helen Wickert
B: 1931-10-17
D: 2017-10-06
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Wickert, Helen
James Millwood
B: 1926-07-05
D: 2017-09-27
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Millwood, James
Maria VanAllen
B: 1920-04-24
D: 2017-09-24
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VanAllen, Maria
Beatrice Price
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2017-09-24
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Price, Beatrice
Wayne Cheney
B: 1967-05-14
D: 2017-09-24
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Cheney, Wayne
Marian Marano
B: 1926-07-23
D: 2017-09-14
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Marano, Marian
Raphael Caccese
B: 1959-07-19
D: 2017-09-10
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Caccese, Raphael
Pauline McCloskey
B: 1924-01-25
D: 2017-08-16
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McCloskey, Pauline
Anthony Matone
B: 1932-12-04
D: 2017-08-09
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Matone, Anthony
Francis Curcy
B: 1963-11-30
D: 2017-08-09
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Curcy, Francis
Roslyn Scott
B: 1929-10-12
D: 2017-07-19
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Scott, Roslyn
John Purks
B: 1929-03-01
D: 2017-07-16
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Purks, John

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