Deaths of Local Interest – April 10, 2014 edition

By on April 9, 2014


William D. “Bill” Bonanno, 74, of Manheim passed away at home April 1. He graduated from Altoona High School. Bill was an active and faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, and he proudly served in the United States Army National Guard. He was a life member of Elstonville Sportsmen Association, Manheim, and he was involved in local politics. Surviving are his children: Adam, husband of Carrie Bonanno of Manheim, and Nadine, wife of Stephen Tyer of Lititz.

Alice M. “Dolly” Haas, 89, of Honey Brook, formerly of Morgantown, died April 6, at Tel Hai Retirement Community after a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker who enjoyed music and playing the piano, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. A sister, Phyllis Kveragas, resides in Lititz.

William Mark Koch, 39, of Akron, passed away from complication due to MS, April 1, at his residence. Mark was a woodworker, was very handy with electrical work, loved football, NASCAR, fishing and candle making. His niece, Crystal Connelly, resides in Lititz.

Kathryn (Hurst) Martin, 90, of Ephrata, passed away April 6 at Fairmount Homes. Kathryn was a member of the Springville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. A son, Edwin N., husband of Theresa (Hinkle) Hurst, and a step daughter, Mary Jane, wife of Lloyd Nolt, live in Lititz.

Helga Walbrecht Peters, 76, of Manheim, died peacefully of natural causes, March 31 at LGH. Helga had a true passion for life and loved time with family, enjoyed her friends, cooked with no recipes but with a lot of love, trained as a seamstress. The follow local relatives survive: a son, Robert Emil husband of Tracy Lynn Tout Walbrecht of Lititz; stepdaughters: Julie Peters of Lititz, Jennifer Wiegand of Lititz; and a stepson: Jeff husband of Dawn Peters of Rothsville.

Nora H. Wenger, 77 of Fairmount Homes, died April 3 after a brief illness. Her brothers Lloyd and Raymond, reside in Lititz. Another brother, Elmer, lives in Manheim.

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