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

Date

Item

December 22, 2014

Kathy Jo Reinsmith, Past District 18 President, Past Department President and current Department Program Coordinator, is in the hospital...click here for details

December 19, 2014

Patricia Carper, Past District 17 President and wife of Harry Carper, is currently in a Nursing Home...click here for details

December 12, 2014

Linda Ferrell, District 23 Ladies Auxiliary President, passed away...click here for details

December 11, 2014

Barbara Logan, past District 24 Ladies Auxiliary President is current undergoing treatment...click here for details

December 8, 2014

Lillian Isabella Smith arrived on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:35 p.m...click here for details

December 4, 2014

Naomi Woody, District 10 President has undergone double knee surgery...click here for details

December 1, 2014

National Jr. Vice President Colette Bishop recently had knee replacement surgery...click here for details and other information as well.

November 4, 2014

Leonie Graham, Western Area Cancer Aid & Research Chairman, recently had surgery...click here for details

November 3, 2014

Domenic Amodei, husband of Jean Amodei, Department Chief of Staff/Extension Chairman recently had a heart cauterization...click here for details

October 30, 2014

Linda Ferrell, District 23 Ladies Auxiliary President, has been diagnosed with breast cancer...click here for details

October 8, 2014

Cecelia Cook, District 29 Chief of Staff and Treasurer, Pittsburgh VAMC Representative and Western Area Membership Chairman, recently had surgery on her hip...click here for details

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...

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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