Obituaries

Mary Curtis
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2021-06-08
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Curtis, Mary
Kenneth Leggett
B: 1947-04-13
D: 2021-06-06
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Leggett, Kenneth
Vincent Laurenzo
B: 1949-04-08
D: 2021-06-02
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Laurenzo, Vincent
Jack and Ruth Gartner
D: 2021-06-01
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Gartner, Jack and Ruth
Donna Daley
B: 1942-06-22
D: 2021-05-31
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Daley, Donna
Barbara White
B: 1938-05-27
D: 2021-05-31
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White, Barbara
Robert Carney
B: 1954-01-24
D: 2021-05-29
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Carney, Robert
Sharon Gaspie
B: 1954-05-10
D: 2021-05-26
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Gaspie, Sharon
Brad Russell
B: 1978-11-20
D: 2021-05-26
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Russell, Brad
Kathleen Luther Wolf
B: 1964-10-24
D: 2021-05-23
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Luther Wolf, Kathleen
Sangchun Paro
B: 1950-03-13
D: 2021-05-21
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Paro, Sangchun
Mary Beth Garfinkel
B: 1952-05-14
D: 2021-05-20
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Garfinkel, Mary Beth
Peter Burgess
B: 1953-09-28
D: 2021-05-18
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Burgess, Peter
Thomas Corrigan
B: 1962-09-12
D: 2021-05-17
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Corrigan, Thomas
John Grathwol
B: 1962-07-09
D: 2021-05-14
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Grathwol, John
Patricia Castledine
B: 1939-09-30
D: 2021-05-12
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Castledine, Patricia
Ralph Hanna
B: 1934-11-10
D: 2021-05-12
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Hanna, Ralph
Frank Ronda
B: 1928-03-27
D: 2021-05-09
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Ronda, Frank
Harriet DeLaMater
B: 1945-10-28
D: 2021-05-08
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DeLaMater, Harriet
Michelena Mastrianni
B: 1929-06-01
D: 2021-05-05
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Mastrianni, Michelena
David Rose
D: 2021-05-04
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Rose, David

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