LANCASTER — KAUFMANN – Ralph W., 87, 675 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, after facing an extended illness with humor and dignity at Lancaster General Hospital. The staff at Willow Valley will fondly remember Ralph because of his funny comments and helpfulness. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, he was the husband of the late Dorothy P. “Dottie” (Pardoe) Kaufmann, who was raised in Johnstown and died Feb. 9, 2010. He was the son of the late Jacques H. and Gertrud H. (Achtnich) Kaufmann. Ralph was a European sales director for Chicopee Mills, at the time a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster and Lancaster South Rotary Club. Was previously active in Switzerland with the Rotary Club, enjoyed sailing, skiing and reading and will be remembered by many for his and Dottie’s philanthropic generosity. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Larry G., husband of Marilou Kaufmann, Gastonia, N.C., and Roger Edward, husband of Kate Kaufmann, Oberrieden, Pa.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the life celebration memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at St. James Episcopal Church, corner of North Duke and Orange streets, Lancaster, Pa. 17602, the Rev. David Peck officiating. Private interment will take place at the Memorial Garden of St. James Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at The Hamilton Club, 106 E. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa. 17602, following the private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Bldg. 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102. Condolences may be sent to Larry Kaufmann, 1112 Heatherloch Drive, Gastonia, N.C. 28054, or share your fondest memory of Ralph at www.lifecelebration.com. Arrangements by Fred F. Groff Inc., 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa. 17603, (717) 397-8255. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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