Beginning in the 2010 Membership year, all sickness and death notices received at State Headquarters will be listed below:

Date Item
October 1, 2014 Phyllis L. Mills, wife of Donald Mills, Past State Commander 1996, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014...click here for details
September 26, 2014 Richard Weaver, brother of Mary Getz, Department Community Service Chairman,  passed away September 24, 2014.  Click here for details of this and other obituaries. 
September 16, 2014 Wallace Kekoa, brother of Cancer Aid & Research Chairman Guyette Calles, passed away recently in Hawaii...click here for details
August 22, 2014 Amelia Graham, youngest sister of Carol Ann McGinley, Past Department President, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014...click here for details
August 18,2014

Margaret A. Hunter, former Department Color Bearer for the Ladies Auxiliary VFW died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Monongahela Valley Hospital...click here for details

July 23, 2014

Florine R. Bonillas, life member of Auxiliary 734 and mother of Charlotte Swogger Lopes, Department Conductress, passed away on June 19, 2014...click here for details

July 16, 2014 Joyce Caroline (Issett) Patterson, 93, of New Bloomfield, passed away peacefullly on July 14, 2014...click here for details
May 21, 2014 Past National President Lola Reid passed away May 16, 2014...click here for details
May 8, 2014 Dominic A. DeFranco, State Commander 2006-2007, was hospitalized recently...click here for details
April 28, 2014 Robert Erickson, husband of Past District 15 Ladies Auxiliary President Judy Erickson, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014...click here for details
April 27, 2014 Hilda Herman (wife of Ron) went to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 26th...click here for details 
April 25, 2014 Mary Ann (Sis) Stowitzky, Past District 29 President, fell...click here for details
April 15, 2014

Mable Gattis, sister of Theresa Chambers Groce, Past Department President 2004-2005, passed away...click here for details

April 15, 2014 Carolyn Hills, daughter of Judy Keener, Central Area Legislative Chairman, recently was hospitalized...click here for details
March 31, 2014 We would like to say "Thank You" ...click here for details
March 25, 2014 Frank Mills, Past State Commander and husband of Donna Mills, Department Chaplain, had one of his hip replacements repaired...click here for details
March 24, 2014 Junior L. Aughenbaugh, father of Past Department President Sandra Brenner, passed away...click here for details
March 7, 2014 Helen Harsh, Past National and Department President is currently back in the Lancaster General Hospital...click here for details
February 27, 2014 Norman Rettig (State Commander 1993-1994) and wife Nan will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary...click here for details
February 25, 2014 Robert Hawbaker, former trustee for District 21 VFW, and husband of M. Chloe Hawbaker, passed away on February 23, 2014...click here for details
January 23, 2013 Virginia Harris, Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer of 7374, recently underwent surgery...click here for details
January 22, 2014 Past National President Connie Atkinson's husband Carroll Ed passed away on January 19, 2014...click here for details
January 10, 2014 Elsie Bossart, Past District 27 VFW Ladies Auxiliary President and long time Junior Unit Chairman has passed away...click here for details
January 6, 2014 Kathy Dennis, District 28 Ladies Auxiliary Sr. Vice President, was recently hospitalized...click here for details
December 16, 2013 Juliette Owens, Auxiliary Sister and mother of Jan Owens, National Secretary-Treasurer, passed away recently...click here for details
December 2, 2013 Sara F. Albright, our faithful Money Tree worker, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013...click here for details
November 15, 2013 Ann M. Helwig, Past Department President, 1992, recently had knee replacement surgery...click here for details
November 15, 2013 Carolyn Hook, Department Musician and wife of Rev. Peter Hook, fell on Wednesday evening...click here for details
November 7, 2013 Marie G. Tomlins, also known as the "Pin Lady", passed away...click here for details
November 1, 2013 Edythe M. Gassert, Past Department President 1984-1985, passed away...click here for details
October 30, 2013 Charles R. Feltenberger, Past State Commander 1989-1990, passed away...click here for details
October 28, 2013 Charles R. Feltenberger, Past State Commander 1989-1990, was recently hospitalized...click here for details
October 22, 2013 Ruth Lougee, Former color bearer on the Department Convention Floor, has had hip replacement surgery...click here for details
October 21, 2013 Helen Harsh has had her knee surgery as well as having a pacemaker inserted...click here for details
October 4, 2013 Delores Conner, mother of National Guard Sandi Kriebel, passed away recently...click here for details
September 30, 2013 Kelley Sanelli, Department Conductress, has a change of address...click here for details
August 27, 2013 Pamela Sopher, District 28 Ladies Auxiliary President has been hospitalized due to a severe asthma attack...click here for details
August 26, 2013 Karen A. Lopes, Life Member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary #92 and daughter of Franklin Lopes, Past State Commander, passed away...click here for details
August 23, 2013 Amelia Cercone, Mother of John Biedrzycki, National Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Mother-in-Law of Bette Jean Biedrzycki, Past Department President, passed away August 22, 2013...click here for details
August 22, 2013 Nancy Jones, Past Department President, fell while getting ready to unload her car at the Fall Conference...click here for details
June 26, 2013

Rosemarie (Snuffy) (Alaska) Bray, past District 29 Ladies Auxiliary President passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013...click here for details

June 21, 2013 Jack E. Wettig, Sr., Past VFW Chief of Staff 2007-2008 and Past Commander of District 9, passed away...click here for details
June 19, 2013 Mary Ann Brink, sister-in-law of Margie Reeger, passed away Monday, June 17...click here for details
June 17, 2013 Paul Kopp, VFW Credentials Chairman for many years and a member of VFW Post 8896, passed away unexpectedly...click here for details
June 5, 2013 Wayne Andreas, from District 8, passed away on May 22, 2013...click here for details
June 5, 2013 Helen I. Harsh, Past National/Department President, fell last evening after returning home...click here for details
June 3, 2013 Jacqueline F. Shope, Department Assistant Musician, recently was hospitalized...click here for details
May 31, 2013 Rebecca Heberlig, District 18 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Secretary/Treasurer and chairman of numerous programs in the past recently had total knee replacement...click here for details
May 13, 2013 Georgia Giddings, Past District 18 Ladies Auxiliary President, 1983-1984, passed away...click here for details
May 6, 2013 Ivy M. Saylor, mother of Past Department President Mary Hetrick, passed away on Thursday evening...click here for details
April 29, 2013 Dorothy Staub, sister of Jr. Past Department President Sherry Stinebiser, passed away on Sunday...click here for details
April 24, 2013 Helen I. Harsh, Past National/Department President, has been released from the hospital as of today...click here for details
April 11, 2013 Helen I. Harsh, Past National and Department President, will be undergoing heart cauterization on Thursday, April 18, 2013...click here for details
April 5, 2013 Catherine Troup, Past District 12 Ladies Auxiliary President and former Chief of Staff for Department President Ann Helwig, passed away yesterday in Texas...click here for details
March 18, 2013 Jean E. Orban, Past Department Chief of Staff and mother of Past Department President, Stephanie Cavanaugh, passed away...click here for details
March 11, 2013 Nina Dimick, Past Eastern States Conference President, 2006-2007,  from Vermont passed away...click here for details
February 28, 2013 Joyce Patterson, Past Department President, 1979-1980, is currently a resident at the Church of God Retirement Community...click here for details
February 21, 2013 Jean Gasior, Past Department President, 1990-1991 recently had knee replacement surgery...click here for details jean_gasior-1.pdf
February 19, 2013 Elma Durst, Past District 23 Ladies Auxiliary President and current Ladies Auxiliary President of 3504, passed away...click here for details
February 13, 2013 Melissa Kearney, District 10 Ladies Auxiliary President's grandmother, Florence Healey, passed away this morning...click here for details
February 11, 2013 Carrie Fisher, District 15 Ladies Auxiliary President underwent shoulder surgery...click here for details
February 7, 2013 Louise Gerhart, Department Historian, underwent surgery on Wednesday...click here for details
January 18, 2013 John Douglas Lepore, Sr., husband of Dale Lepore, District 18 VFW Ladies Auxiliary President, passed away...click here for details
January 11, 2013 Julia Dever, Department Sr. Vice President, was admitted to the hospital yesterday...click here for details
January 4, 2013 Naomi Kizina, Erie VA Medical Center Deputy, fell on December 21, 2012...click here for details
January 4, 2013 Alice Anders, District 22 Chief of Staff, was admitted to a hospital in the Pittsburgh area...click here for details
January 2, 2013 Nancy Varner, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Treasurer of Lewistown #7011, passed away...click here for details
December 27, 2012 John Thomas, Past State Chief of Staff 1993-1994, and father of Veronica Grant, Western Area Scholarships Chairman, passed away...click here for details
December 26, 2012 Julia Dever, Department Sr. Vice President, was involved in a head-on automobile collision...click here for details
December 21, 2012 Nancy Hellein, a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 8488 and mother of Wendi Hennemann, District 14 Ladies Auxiliary President, recently underwent surgery on her back...click here for details
December 17, 2012 Tyler Molyneux, age 20, Grandson of Kathy Kauffman, Central Area Veterans & Family Support Chairman, was recently involved in a serious automobile accident...click here for details
December 17, 2012 Levere L. Hoffman, father of Jeanne Hoffman, Department Chief of Staff, passed away Saturday...click here for details
December 12, 2012 Stanley S. Peterson, brother of Eloise Rothwell, Department Chief of Staff 1998-1999, passed away...click here for details
December 10, 2012 Thank you so much for sending George Sarver, Past National and Department Sgt.-At-Arms so many wonderful cards and notes...click here for details
December 6, 2012 Department Chief of Staff Jeanne Hoffman recently underwent surgery...click here for details
November 30, 2012 Lynn Musselman, Past Department President, 2003-2004, fell this morning and fractured her right elbow...click here for details
November 29, 2012 Charles Feltenberger, Past State Commander 1989-1990 is currently hospitalized with pneumonia at Lancaster General Hospital...click here for details
November 24, 2012 Shirley Shirey, Past District 19 Auxiliary President, 1996 - 1998, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012...click here for details
November 21, 2012 Dale Lepore, District 18 Ladies Auxiliary President's father Stanley Bingham passed away...click here for details
November 8, 2012 Department Headquarters has received a donated tractor trailer load of 50 pound bags of melting salt...click here for details
November 5, 2012 Helen Ragon, Past Department President 1977-1978, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012...click here for details
November 1, 2012 Rita Graff, Past Department President 1978-1979, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012...click here for details
October 26, 2012 Shirley Shirey, Past District 19 Ladies Auxiliary President, was recently hospitalized...click here for details
October 25, 2012 Eva Seiberling, former Department Color Bearer, and District 8 Ladies Auxiliary President 83-84 and 92-93, has not been feeling well lately...click here for details
October 17, 2012 John A. Biedrzycki, Past State Commander and National Jr. Vice Commander-in-Chief designee, had knee replacement surgery...click here for details
October 12, 2012 Ann Radmore, Past Department President, fell and broke her left clavicle...click here for details
October 5, 2012 Barbara Hamilton, mother of Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton, passed away recently...click here for details
October 3, 2012 Virginia Kohr, Past District 8 Auxiliary President 1986-87 and Past Department Musician from 1989 to 1992, passed away...click here for details
September 10, 2012 Just received information that Lou Reeger is not doing quite a well as expected...click here for details
September 10, 2012 Della Shultz, sister of Violet Rebar, District 23 Auxiliary President, passed away last week...click here for details
September 5, 2012 Paul Kreiner, husband of Nancy Kreiner, Department Americanism/Patriotic Instructor Chairman and a member of the State Color Guard, has had a total hip replacement on August 29...click here for details
August 27, 2012 Joyce Patterson, Past Department President 1979-1980 fell early Sunday August 26 and broke her hip...click here for details
August 15, 2012 Barbara Logan, District 24 Ladies Auxiliary District President is currently hospitalized...click here for details
August 2, 2012 Thomas W. Gassert, Past District 18 Commander and husband of Edythe M. Gassert, Past Department President, 1984-1985, passed away...click here for details
July 16, 2012 National Sr. Vice President Leanne and Ivan Lemley's granddaughter's husband was killed in Afghanistan ...click here for details
July 11, 2012 Richard W. Getz, Jr., Past District 9 Commander 2010/2011 recently underwent cancer surgery...click here for details
June 27, 2012 Deborah Rothermel, Department Cancer Aid & Research Chairman, underwent hip replacement surgery...click here for details
June 26, 2012 Audrey Bergstresser, Department Service Officer at Department Headquarters Office underwent knee replacement surgery...click here for details