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Rachel C. Snyder, 63, of 26 Rolling Drive, Carlisle, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, in her home.
Born Oct. 14, 1933, in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late John and Clara Olsen Carothers.

Mrs. Snyder, a 1951 graduate of Carlisle High School, was a former employee of United Telephone Company and the former Food Fair Grocery Store.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Carlisle and was active with the Carlisle Swim Club's Swim Team Parents Association.

Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Robert W. Snyder; four daughters, Cynthia Mauk of Grennville, S.C., Melinda Wilson of Strausburg, Va., Andrea Snyder of Carlisle and Laurel Biata of Auburn, N.Y.; a son, Baird S. Brehm of Selinsgrove; five sisters, Dorothy Jones of North Miami Beach, Fla., Virginia McBride of Tequesta, Fla., Mildred Erwin and Doris Madison of Grand Junction, Colo., and Elsie Kilgore of Wazham, N.C.; three brothers, John Sheldon Carothers of Tequesta, Fla., and Carl and Lowell Carothers, both of Reno, Nev.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Claire Messex and Julia Weltmer.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Grace United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Dr. Marlin L. Snider officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Visitation will follow the service Wednesday at the church.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice of Carlisle, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

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Services for Miles R. Stahl, 76 of 167 Oak Flat Road, Newville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church. He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at home.
Born May 8, 1921, in Blain, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mary C. Gutshall Stahl.

Mr. Stahl was retired from the former Reisinger Brothers Construction Company and was active in flea marketing.

He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, the Twin Mountains CB Radio Club and VFW Post No. 7343. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Minnie Kiner Stahl; three sons, William Sr. and Donald of Newville, and Fred of Mt. Holly Springs; three daughters, Janice Smith of Dry Ridge, Ky., Barbara Sampson and Catherine Stahl of Mt. Holly Springs; three brothers, Paul of Newport, Glen of Duncannon and Emory of Greencastle; three sisters, Lula Kiner of Blain, Helen Leatherman of Hawley and Doris Maxwell of Newport; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry L., who died Dec. 5, 1989, and a brother, Vernon.

The Revs. Bradley Knepp and J. Kenneth Barner will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.

Memorial Contributions may be made to his church, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065; to the Dogwood Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013; or to Newville Ambulance Association, 15 E. Big Spring Ave., Newville 17241.

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Services for Grace A. Showaker, 80, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.
She died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Forest Park Nursing Home, Carlisle.

Born Dec. 8, 1916, in Boiling Springs she was a daughter of the late Walter and Emma Stumbaugh Jumper and the widow of Herbert A. Showaker.

Mrs. Showaker retired from McCoy Electronics.

She was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Lynn E. and Robert H. of Gardners, Richard B. of Biglerville and Donald E. of Newville; two daughters, Evelyn L. Sponseller of Hanover and Mary E. Armolt of Mt. Holly Springs; a brother, George Jumper of Boiling Springs; a sister, Clara Wagner of Carlisle; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Walter A.

The Revs. Bradley Knepp and J. Kenneth Barner will officiate at Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gibson-Hollinger Funeral home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065.

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Mass of Christian burial for George J. Konecni, 88, of Camp Hill will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Manor Care Health Services' facility in Camp Hill.

Born Jan. 9, 1909, in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late George J. and Mary Dimko Konecni and the widower of Violet Louise Fenton Konecni.

Mr. Konecni served for more than 37 years as plant manager for the former W.J. Bush and Co. of Linden, N.J. He retired as a courier from Union County (N.J.) Regional High School District.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland, its Little Flower Club and its Bingo Club.

Surviving are his daughter, Joyce A. Scott of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Paul Matelsko of Bayonne, N.J.; a sister, Frances Trumpore of Bayonne, N.J.; and two grandsons.

The Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a scripture service at 7:15 p.m. Friends also may call from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church or to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025-0266.

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Private services for Harper L. Frey, 93, a resident of the Shippensburg Health Care Center and formerly of 309 S. Fayette St., Shippensburg, will be at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, at the convenience of the family.
He died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997, in Carlisle Hospital.

Born Dec. 20, 1903, in Southampton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Frank W. and Mary Wengert Frey.

Mr. Frey operated a TV and Radio Repair business in Shippensburg for 45 years.

Surviving are a brother, Frank A. of Chambersburg, a sister, Helen Eyster of Shippensburg, two nephews and a niece.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

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Services for Frank E. Robinson, 90, of 351 B St., Carlisle, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Carlisle.
He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Carlisle Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1906, in Carlisle, he was a son of the late David E. and Florence Freeze Robinson and the widower of Ella Mae Byers Robinson who died in 1988.

Mr. Robinson retired from PP&L Co., Carlisle, with 50 years of service.

He was a life-long member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Carlisle, were he served as a deacon and trustee for many years.

Surviving are his second wife, Suszanne Coleman Robinson; a son, Maxwell E. of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Jean L. Jordan of Carlisle; a stepson, Cpl. William C. Coleman of Fort Riley, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Etta M. Coleman of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Hilton and Frank Robinson; a brother, William Robinson, and two sisters, Edna Moore and Mary Grant.

The Rev. Dr. William E. Jones will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services for Miles G. "Babe" Briner, 71, of New Kingstown, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Carlisle Pike and Locust Point Road, New Kingstown.
He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born April 30, 1926, in Blain, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Myrtle Hockenberry Briner.

A retired carpenter and a 50-year member of Local 278, Mr. Briner was the owner of the former Briner's Motel, Grocery Store and Service Station in New Kingstown.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of New Kingstown and its Good Shepherd Sunday School Class.

A life member of New Kingstown Fire Company and Disabled American Veterans (DAV), he also was a member of Mechanicsburg American Legion Post 109, VFW Post 6704, Marine Corps Association, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Eureka Lodge No. 302 F&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Harrisburg Forest No. 43, and Samuel C. Perkins R.A. Chapter No. 209.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Marine Corps' Fifth Division on Iwo Jima, where he earned a Purple Heart.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joyce A. Shunk Briner; three sons, Gifford L. of Mechanicsburg and John M. and Robert D. of Carlisle; two daughters, Jane Price of Carlisle and Marilyn Schreffler of Mechanicsburg; a brother, David R. of New Germantown; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa, three sisters, two brothers and a daughter-in-law.

The Rev. Joseph L. Kugle, his pastor, will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Blain Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.

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Services for Orie Daniel Cline, 74, of Gardners, will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Gabler's Road, Gardners.
He died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Mr. Cline was a paper maker for Kimberly Clark.

He was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Gardners and a member of Mt. Tabor Cemetery Association.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty J. Hackenberg Cline; a son, Gary L. of Carlisle; two daughters, Dixie A. Shambaugh and Wendy LeBlanc both of Carlisle; a brother, Oliver of Gardners; a sister, Veryl Miller of Carlisle; and 10 grandchildren.

Graveside services will follow the service in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Gardners.

The Cremation Society of Harrisburg is handling the arrangements.

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Frank W. Fraker, 74, of York Township, died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 in his home. His wife is Beatrice R. Wert Fraker.
Etzweiler Funeral Home, York, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Services for Dale L. Shambaugh, 52, of Huxley, Texas, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997 in his home.

Born Feb. 7, 1945 in Harrisburg, he was the son of Florence Rickard Thomas of Mechanicsburg and the late George G. Shambaugh.

A 1963 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School and Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas, Mr. Shambaugh was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a stepfather, Christian Earl Thomas of Mechanicsburg.

The Rev. William C. Butts will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Shoops Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township.

Friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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Services for James W. Mauss, 49, of East Berlin and formerly of York, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York.
He died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.

Born March 26, 1948 in York, he was a son of the late Paul D. Sr., and Ruth E. Stabley Mauss.

Mr. Mauss, a self-employed electrician for 25 years, was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of White Rose VFW Post No. 556, York.

Surviving are his companion, Theresa Christiansen; two daughters, Renee M. Gohn and Jamie L. Mauss, both of York; a sister, Mary Lou Ball of York; a brother, Paul D. Mauss Jr. of Cary, N.C.; and a granddaughter.

The Rev. Burton J. Parry will officiate Thursday's services. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites conducted by York County Veterans Honor Guard.

There will be no viewing, however, friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Ave., York 17403.

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Mary Anna Morton, 79, of Cordova, S.C., and formerly of New Cumberland, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 in Mariner Health Care East, Sumter, S.C.
Born, Sept. 17, 1918 in New Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Leach Livingston.

She was a retired teller for the former CCNB Bank, New Cumberland and Camp Hill Shopping Center branches, and a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland.

Surviving are a son, Jack E. Morton of Cordova; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland, with the Rev. Richard G. Lorenz officiating.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to her church at 524 Bridge St., New Cumberland 17070.

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Services for Frank W. Fraker, 74, of York Township, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York.
He died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997 in his home.

Born Oct. 15, 1922 in Carlisle, he was son of the late Frank B. and Dorothy Myers Fraker.

Mr. Fraker, a retired foreman for the former D.E. Markey Construction Co. after 20 years of service, also was a part-time employee for Ralph G. Brenneman Auctions.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Beatrice R. Wert Fraker; two sons, William H. Wert of York and Steven W. Fraker of Union Springs, N.Y.; three daughters, Beverly A. Vaughn and Linda K. Parrish, both of York and Connie L. Scarlett Vint of Nokesville, Va.; two brothers, Charlie J. and Richard E., both of Carlisle; a sister, Jean E. Gleim of Carlisle; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son Roger L.; and a sister, Emma Mountz.

The Rev. Richard A. Noll will officiate Friday's services. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Graveside military services will be held by the York County Veterans Honor Guard on Friday.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 2523 Pine Grove Road, York 17403.

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Services for Elsie L. Victor, 91, of the Church of God Home, Carlisle, and formerly of 336 Acre Drive, Carlisle, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron, Ohio.
She died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997.

Born May 29, 1906 in Akron, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Blanche Phillips Scholz and the widow of Alfred H. Victor Sr.

Mrs. Victor attended North High School, Akron and was a member of the Carlisle Barracks Memorial Chapel.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Frick of Lowell, Ind. and Violet Scott of Deerfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a son, Col. Alfred H. Victor Jr.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home in Akron. Burial will be in Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Ohio.

In addition to Friday's service in Akron, a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 in the Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling the local arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill 17011 or the Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

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Harold F. Fake, 74, of Enola, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 in West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Dec. 28, 1922 in East Pennsboro Township, he was a son of the late Harvey and Eva Morris Fake.

Mr. Fake was a retired independent contractor.

Surviving are his wife Helen M. Russell Fake; a son, Harold M. of Fairview; two daughters, Joyce L. Goldstein of Harrisburg and Gail M. String of Mechanicsburg; four brothers, Walter of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert and Wilbur, both of Enola, and Donald of Glen Burnie, Md.; three sisters, Mary Fortney and Dorothy Bryson, both of Enola and Eva Hoover of West Fairview; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland, with Pastor Dave DiRaddo officiating.

Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3605 Vartan Way, Harrisburg 17110.

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Services for Frank E. Robinson, 90, of 351 B St., Carlisle, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Carlisle.
He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, in Carlisle Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1906, in Carlisle, he was a son of the late David E. and Florence Freeze Robinson and the widower of Ella Mae Byers Robinson, who died in 1988.

Mr. Robinson retired from PP&L Co., Carlisle, with 50 years of service.

He was a life-long member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Carlisle, where he served as a deacon and trustee for many years.

Surviving are his second wife, Suzanne Coleman Robinson; a son, Maxwell E. of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Jean L. Jordan of Carlisle; a stepson, Cpl. William C. Coleman of Fort Riley, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Etta M. Coleman of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Milton and Frank Robinson; a brother, William Robinson, and two sisters, Edna Moore and Mary Grant.

The Rev. Dr. William E. Jones will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Services for Miles R. Stahl, 76 of 167 Oak Flat Road, Newville, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church.
He died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, at home.

Born May 8, 1921, in Blain, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mary C. Gutshall Stahl.

Mr. Stahl was retired from the former Reisinger Brothers Construction Co. and was an active participant at flea markets.

He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, the Twin Mountains CB Radio Club and VFW Post No. 7343. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Minnie Kiner Stahl; three sons, William Sr. and Donald of Newville, and Fred of Mt. Holly Springs; three daughters, Janice Smith of Dry Ridge, Ky., Barbara Sampson and Catherine Stahl of Mt. Holly Springs; three brothers, Paul of Newport, Glen of Duncannon and Emory of Greencastle; three sisters, Lula Kiner of Blain, Helen Leatherman of Hawley and Doris Maxwell of Newport; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Terry L., who died Dec. 5, 1989, and a brother, Vernon.

The Revs. Bradley Knepp and J. Kenneth Barner will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065; to the Dogwood Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013; or to Newville Ambulance Association, 15 E. Big Spring Ave., Newville 17241.

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Services for Sylvester F. Fletcher Jr., 61, of 30 N. York Road, Dillsburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 in his home.

Born April 24, 1936 in Monaghan Township, he was a son of the late Sylvester F. and Mildred E. Crone Fletcher.

Mr. Fletcher was employed by McDonald's Restaurant in Lemoyne, was a former employee of Gettysburg Shoe Factory and was the former owner of Fletcher's Fruit Stand, Dillsburg.

He was Monaghan Township fire chief and a member of its fire company since 1962. He also was a member of Gettysburg Moose Lodge 1526 since 1962.

Surviving are four brothers, Kenneth E. of Harrisburg, Allen B. of Hummelstown, Rodger L. of Annville, and David W. of Dillsburg; and a sister, Carolyn L. Adams of Dillsburg.

Chaplain Herb Hartman will officiate at Friday's service. Burial will be in Tri-County Memorial Park, Lewisberry.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Monaghan Township Fire Company, 145 S. Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg 17019.

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Funeral services for Edward R. Green Sr., 69, formerly of Philadelphia, will be conducted Saturday in Philadelphia.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, in Bethany Village, Lower Allen Township.

Born Sept. 25, 1927, he was a son of the late Byron L. and Margaret Nolan Green.

Mr. Green was a retired stillman from Gulf Oil Corp. An Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he earned an Occupational Medal (Japan), a Silver Star (Korea) and three Bronze Stars.

He received the 190th heart transplant at Temple University Hospital on May 15, 1990 and was an advocate for donor awareness through Kidney I. He was a member and supporter of the Second Chance Club.

He also was a member and former chairman of the administrative board of Clearview United Methodist Church for more than 40 years and a member and past worshipful master of St. Alban-Swain Lodge 529 at the Renaissance Hall in the Masonic Temple, Philadelphia.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Jackson Green; a son, Edward Jr. of Delran, N.J.; two daughters, Dotty Brlansky of Mechanicsburg and Staci Woerle of Philadelphia; a brother, H. Erwin of Philadelphia; a sister, Marian Ricci of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Green and a sister, Dorothy Yanonis.

Masonic services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Clearview United Methodist Church, 7601 Buist Ave., Philadelphia. Celebration and remembrance will follow at 11 a.m.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial with military honors will be in Glenwood Memorial Park, Broomall.

Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to his church.

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Cletus Kipps, 83, of 1000 Redwood Drive, Carlisle died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Services for Grace L. Sider, 82, of Messiah Village, Upper Allen Township, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Grantham Brethren in Christ Church, 431 Grantham Road, Grantham.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, in the home.

Born Feb. 2, 1915, in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Alice Stockley Sider.

She served at the Chicago Mission of Brethren in Christ Church and worked on the housekeeping staff of Messiah Home and Messiah Village.

She was a member of Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Lewis B. Sider of Mechanicsburg, and Murray Sider of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

The Rev. Mary Jane Davis, her pastor, will officiate at Friday's service. Burial will be in Grantham Memorial Park, Grantham.

There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Brethren in Christ World Missions, P.O. Box 390, 431 Grantham Road, Grantham 17027.

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Irene "Rusty" Adams Soutner, 77, formerly of Camp Hill, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, in HealthSouth's Renova Center for Special Services, Upper Allen Township.
Born May 12, 1920 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Josephine Wise Adams and the widow of John A. Soutner.

A retired inventory control clerk from Naval Inventory Control Point, Hampden Township, Mrs. Soutner was currently a bookkeeper for Big "33" of New Cumberland.

She was a member of NARFE, Mechanicsburg Chapter 1816.

Surviving are her daughter, Wendy L. Soutner of Camp Hill; two sons, Thomas R. of Camp Hill and Steven J. of New Cumberland; a sister, Nancy E. Blauch of Camp Hill; a brother, W. Robert Adams of Harrisburg; and one grandson.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Big "33" Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 213, New Cumberland 17070.

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Services for Gloria Lutz Wharen, 61, of Barnesville, formerly of New Cumberland, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Bridge streets, New Cumberland.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Mrs. Wharen was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland.

Surviving are her husband, Charles H. Wharen; two daughters, Mary Brown of Reisterstown, Md., and Ruth Mitchell of Tamaqua; a brother Darryl Lutz of Baltimore, Md.; four granddaughters; and a grandson.

Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.

There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to her church or to American Heart Association, Capital Region Division, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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Services for Walter E. Bierly, 79, of 260 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born June 12, 1918 in Selinsgrove, he was a son of the late Rolland and Verna Holdren Bierly.

Mr. Bierly was a retired engineer for Steelton-Highspire Railroad.

He was a member of the Church of God in Mt. Holly Springs, the Eagle Lodge in Carlisle and a life member of the Moose Lodge in Carlisle.

Surviving are his wife, M. Louise Dellinger Bierly; a stepdaughter, Pamela L. Stambaugh of Red Lion; two sisters, Cordie Gust of Harrisburg and Ava Boney of Hartleton; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

The Cremation Society of Harrisburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity.

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Harry A. Dorwart Sr., 66, of Hampden Township and formerly of Ross Avenue, New Cumberland, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Oct. 15, 1930 in York, he was a son of the late Harry and Mae Dorwart.

Mr. Dorwart was a retired lift truck mechanic for American Can Co., Lemoyne and a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Rolling Green Memorial Park. He also operated a freelance lawn care service.

He attended Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland.

Surviving are his wife, Marelle E. Davis Dorwart; two sons, Harry A. Jr. of Newberry Township and Darry L. of Fairview Township; four daughters, Mary Whitsel of Union Deposit, Kathy Conley of York, Darla Terry of Etters and Melissa Dorwart of Etters; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland with the Rev. Carl F. Peterson officiating. Entombment will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266 Enola 17025 or to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland Unit 205, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

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Robert A. Hartford, 58, of 84 Detroit Ave., Mechanicsburg, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Oct. 15, 1938 in Scranton, he was a son of the late Nathaniel B. and Ruth L. Owens Hartford.

Mr. Hartford was employed by Pennsylvania State Exposition Services Inc., Harrisburg and was a U.S. Marines veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Scranton Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys E. Crockett Hartford; four daughters, Faith R. and Tammie J., both at home, Carol and Janet, both of New York; five brothers, Kenneth of Florida, Alvin of Ohio, Gordon, Thomas and Allen, all of New York; five sisters, Joan Hartford of California, Dale Miller, Beverly Fleming, Beatrice Sackett and Rosann English.

Services will be held at noon Tuesday in David Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut streets, Newport. Burial will be in Fort Indiantown Gap Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Robert A. Hartford Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 1 N. Second St., Newport 17074.

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Services for Cletus A. Kipps Sr., 83, of 1000 Redwood Drive, Carlisle, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Born March 8, 1914 in Forestville, Va., he was a son of the late Homer and Ora Bowers Kipps.

Mr. Kipps was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army for 21 years. He was a Ford salesman for Buckley Motors, Carlisle, for 20 years and also worked for Bill Forbes Ford, Carlisle.

A veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was a member of St. John's Lodge No. 260 F&AM, Carlisle and attended the First Church of God, Carlisle.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley J. McKeehan Kipps; a son, Cletus A. Jr. of Carlisle; two daughters, Donna Clarke of Ocean City, Md., and Cathy Neff of Mt. Holly Springs; a brother, Dolph of Richmond, Va.; six sisters, Redith Boyce of Martinsburg, W.Va., Hazel Hoover of Winchester, Va., Helen Ashton of Hedgesville, W.Va., Jeanette Husler of Carlisle, Marie Brymesser of Carlisle, and Audrey Shiffler of Chambersburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

The Rev. D. Alan Mathna will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg 17043 or to the First Church of God, 705 Glendale St., Carlisle 17013.

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Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Elsie A. Di Rienzo, 79, of Silver Spring Township, at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.
She died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 in Seidle Memorial Hospital, Mechanicsburg.

Born July 9, 1918 in Mt. Carmel Township, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes Biss Kogut.

Mrs. Di Rienzo was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg; Good Shepherd Club, Camp Hill; and Little Flower Club, New Cumberland.

Surviving are her husband, Jeno D. Di Rienzo; a son, Joseph L. Di Rienzo of Steelton; a daughter, Jane Kober of New York City; a brother, Walter Kogut of Carlisle; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Chester P. Snyder will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.

There will be a recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m.

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Services for Robert L. Roadcap, 53, of 901 Pheasant Drive North, Carlisle, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997.

Born Oct. 15, 1943 in Halifax, he was a son of Beatrice Shrawder Roadcap of Halifax and the late Leonard Roadcap.

A graduate of Halifax High School. Mr. Roadcap was the store manager at Weis Markets, Carlisle, for 31 years. He attended First Church of God, Carlisle.

In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife of 28 years, Dinah Estright Roadcap; two daughters, Autumn J. Slear and Joy L. Roadcap, both of Carlisle; five sons, John C. of Killeen, Texas, Robert of York, Doug, Tim and Steve; three brothers, Leonard C. of Halifax, Larry E. of Carlisle and James of New Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Mary L. Carroll of Millersburg and Bonnie K. King and Elizabeth Roadcap, both of Halifax; and five grandchildren.

The Rev. Richard L. Reese will officiate at Monday's services. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cumberland County Unit, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013; or American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg, Pa. 17043.

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Martha E. Witmer, 76, of 1640 Woodstock Road, Fayetteville, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1997 at home.
Born Nov. 26, 1920 in St. Thom- as Township, Franklin County, she was the daughter of Susan Mentzer Meyers of Chambersburg and the late Harvey F. Meyers. She was the widow of A. Arthur Witmer, who died March 22, 1994.

In addition to her mother, surviving are two sons, John A. of Orrstown and Lowell F. of Carlisle; three daughters, L. Elaine Eberly of Fayetteville and S. Marie Sensenig and Carol E. Shank, both of Chambersburg; two brothers, Edmund Meyers of Dover and Harvey Meyers of Chambersburg; three sisters, Mary S. Frey of Chambersburg, Helen Stitziel of Denton, Texas, and Phoebe Anderson of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Rowe Mennonite Church, Shippensburg. Melvin Horst, Paul Deiter and Galen Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Old Rowe Cemetery, Southampton Township.

Friends may call Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg, and Tuesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

For religious reasons, the family requests the omission of flowers.

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Edna L. Clancy Mikolay, 76, of Gardners, Dickinson Township, died Aug. 11, 1997 at home.
Born in York, she was a daughter of the late Harrison and Edna Hafer.

Mrs. Mikolay retired in 1983 after 20 years of service as a secretary for the former U.S. Expansion Bolt Company in York.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Carlisle.

Surviving are her husband, Michael R. Mikolay; two daughters, Judy A. Eppley and Karen J. Palmer, both of Gardners; two sons, Patrick E. Clancy of York and Robert H. Clancy of Key West, Fla.; one stepson, Paul T. Mikolay of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one stepdaughter, Kathleen M. Wendall of Redlands, Fla.; two brothers, Phillip Hafer of New Jersey and William Hafer of York; four sisters, Alma Bentzel of Camp Hill, Mabel Winemiller of Glen Rock, Pauline Smyser of York and Ella Forry of Newark, Del.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at Etzweiler Funeral Home, York, with the Rev. Reginald Russo officiating. Burial was in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice of Carlisle, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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Priscilla LeVan Foster, 87, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 at her daughter's home in Nanticoke.
Born Aug. 16, 1909 in Berwick, she was a daughter of Jacob and Amelia Kempfer LeVan. She was the widow of Worden J. Foster, who died in 1979.

Mrs. Foster graduated from Northfield Seminary and Syracuse University, majoring in fine arts. She taught art in Pennsylvania school districts and was assistant public librarian in Mt. Holly Springs.

She was a member of the Methodist Church in Mt. Holly Springs.

She joined the Presby- terian Church when she moved to State College in 1983.

In 1994, she moved to the home of her daughter, Ann Gorka of Nanticoke.

Mrs. Foster is also survived by one son, Robert J. of State College; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Paul.

Services will be held at the family's convenience in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, is in charge of local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 667 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18705; Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23294; or Covenant House, Times Square Station, Box 731, New York, N.Y. 10108.


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