Obituaries

Hilda McCollum
B: 1937-01-07
D: 2020-07-10
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McCollum, Hilda
Sean Casey
B: 1949-10-04
D: 2020-07-09
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Casey, Sean
Harold Crocker
B: 1934-04-27
D: 2020-07-08
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Crocker, Harold
Dennis Trafton
B: 1943-05-30
D: 2020-07-07
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Trafton, Dennis
Jon Eric Gillahan
B: 1970-08-18
D: 2020-07-04
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Gillahan, Jon Eric
James Cleveland "Jim" McCarty
B: 1927-12-28
D: 2020-07-03
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McCarty, James Cleveland "Jim"
Catherine Peckenham
B: 1917-10-21
D: 2020-07-02
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Peckenham, Catherine
Ida Weinstein
B: 1931-03-06
D: 2020-07-01
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Weinstein, Ida
Ella Thomas
B: 1924-12-05
D: 2020-07-01
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Thomas, Ella
Richard Hartley
B: 1943-09-16
D: 2020-07-01
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Hartley, Richard
Beatrice Trask
B: 1931-05-25
D: 2020-06-30
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Trask, Beatrice
Walter Kelley
B: 1938-07-21
D: 2020-06-30
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Kelley, Walter
Philippe Trottier
B: 1942-10-13
D: 2020-06-29
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Trottier, Philippe
Leah Foster
B: 1923-11-27
D: 2020-06-28
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Foster, Leah
Barbara Oldenburg
B: 1924-03-09
D: 2020-06-23
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Oldenburg, Barbara
Ruth Emple
B: 1919-12-09
D: 2020-06-22
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Emple, Ruth
Marie Boudreau
B: 1931-06-02
D: 2020-06-22
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Boudreau, Marie
Karen Sommer
B: 1957-09-27
D: 2020-06-21
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Sommer, Karen
Dorothy Myers
B: 1929-06-22
D: 2020-06-19
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Myers, Dorothy
Marylyn Mallory
B: 1937-02-21
D: 2020-06-19
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Mallory, Marylyn
Ed William Sheffer
B: 1972-11-03
D: 2020-06-16
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Sheffer, Ed William

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