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Richard A. Barry Sr., 66, of 918 S. Mountain Road, Dillsburg, died Saturday, September 27, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.
Born Feb. 6, 1931 in Elizabethville, he was a son of Doris I. Richards Barry and the late Harry A. Barry.

Mr. Barry was a retired truck driver for Carolina Freight and part time bus driver for Wolf's Bus Lines, York Springs.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a life member of the South Mountain VFW Post No. 6771, Dillsburg. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 0272, Linglestown, and an honorary retired member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 776.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gladys P. Maurer Barry; four sons, Terry of Enola, Richard Jr. of Wellsville, Roger Sostar of Halifax and Michael Sostar of Etters; five daughters, Sandy Swineford of Selinsgrove; Jane Bysko of Old Lyme, Conn., Sharon Metzger and Robin Marshall, both of Harrisburg, and Deborah Barry of Wellsville; a brother, Robert Barry of Enola; a sister Gladys Moyer of New Cumberland; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.

Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisburg Hospital, c/o Coronary ICU, South Front Street, Harrisburg 17101.

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Gloria M. Nicholson, 61, of Lower Allen Township, Camp Hill, died Saturday, September 27, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Feb. 15, 1936 in Wormleysburg, she was a daughter of the late Alexander Eli and Zelma Mae Dunlap Freedman.

Mrs. Nicholson was retired from the former Mechanicsburg Naval Ships Parts Control Center.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence L. Nicholson; two daughters, Diane M. Baker of Yorkhaven and Valerie M. Nicholson of Phoenixville; a son, Steven A. of Hummelstown; a sister, Shirley L. Freedman of Camp Hill; a brother, Jack Freedman of Camp Hill; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.

Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland County Unit, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, 17013.

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Services for Robert W. Taylor, 70, of 1179 Boiling Springs Road, Mechanicsburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.
He died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997, at this home.

Born Nov. 15, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Sherman and Mary Roberts Taylor.

He retired from the Fleet Material Support Office, a tenant of the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot with 32 years of service.

A World War II Navy veteran, he was past commander of the American Legion Post 109, Mechanicsburg, member of the Carlisle First Church of God, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 477, B.P.O.E. 578, American Association of Retired People 4377 and St. Johns Lodge 260 F&AM, all of Carlisle.

He was also a senior member of the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery and member of the National Rifle Association.

He is the widower of Doris K. Taylor who passed away July 3, 1976.

Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Gibb Taylor; four daughters, Connie L. Marks and Tina L. Magill of Mechanicsburg and Barbara J. Lynch and Roxann K. Killinger of Carlisle; one step-daughter, Suzanne G. Keck of Carlisle; one step-son, David C. Gibb of Carlisle; one brother, Sherman T. Taylor of Ridgecrest, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. D. Alan Mathna will officiate at Tuesday's service. Burial with military honors will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, where a B.P.O.E. Post 578 memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013 or to his church at 705 Glendale St., Carlisle 17013.

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Norman D. Kuhn Sr., 53, of 21 N. Hanover St., Apartment #2 died Saturday evening in the Carlisle Hospital.
He was born May 10, 1944 in South Middleton Township to the late James and Lula M. Angle Sheaffer Kuhn Sr.

He was predeceased by a brother, James N. Kuhn Jr. and a sister, Betty J. Baughman.

He was employed by Thomas Sewing Center, Carlisle. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion #101 and the Eagles Arie #1299 both of Carlisle.

He was survived by his son, Norman D. Kuhn Jr., of Newville, one sister, Bonna L. Lebo, of Carlisle, half-sister, Peggy Kimes, of Harrisburg and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs with the Rev. Robert Seibold officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Scott A. Cummings, 27, of 48 Thompson Creek Road, Shippensburg, died Thursday in Toboyne Township, Perry County.
He was born February 10, 1970 in Chambersburg, a son of Betty Pyne Cromwell, Orrstown, and Bruce E. Cummings Jr., Shippensburg.

He was employed by Land O Lakes, Carlisle.

He attended Mt. Rock Brethren in Christ Church. He was a 1988 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School, a member of The Sons of the Amvets, Chambersburg, and the Pleasant Hall Fire Company.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Heather Rotz Cummings; one son, Dolton A. Cummings, Shippensburg; two step-sons, Zachary R. Marpoe and Jeremy J. Marpoe, of Shippensburg; step-mother, Carol L. Cummings, Shippensburg; step-father, George C. Cromwell Sr., Orrstown; two brothers, Jerry E. Cummings, Shippensburg, and Allen L. Cummings, Orrstown; two step-brothers, Merrill W. Cromwell, stationed with the US Navy in Lexington Park, Md., and George C. Cromwell Jr., Orbisonia; three step-sisters, Brenda L. Zeger, Ft. Loundon, Kathy A. Reasner, Newport, N.C., and Cindy K. Zeis, Frederick, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg with the Rev. Robert G. Murr officiating. Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery, Lurgan Township. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton A. Cummings Trust Fund, c/o Orrstown Bank, P.O. Box 250, Shippensburg, 17257.

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John Joseph Lefkowski, 78, of 518 Crains Gap Road, Carlisle died Saturday, September 27, 1997, in the Carlisle Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1919 in Dickson City. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Helen Novakowski Lefkowski.

He was preceded in death by a step-mother, Bridget Kobesko Lefkowski and a daughter, Anna Mae Pearson.

He was an employee of Mechanicsburg Army Depot and later retired from Carlisle Barracks in 1973. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle; a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus; charter member and the first vice president of Capitol City Poka Dancers Association and a member of its demonstration team; a US Army Veteran of WW II 25th division, stationed in the Scofield Barracks during the bombing of Pearl Harbor; and received the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal with one bronze star and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with one bronze star.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Mary Thompson Lefkowski, two sons, Donald E. Moffit, Gardners, and William Robert Lefkowski, Chadsworth, Calif.; four brothers, Alfed, of Dickson City, Chester of Pine Island, N.Y., Joseph, of San Antonia, Texas and Edward, of Meneral Wells, Texas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patricks Catholic Church, Marsh Drive, Carlisle with the Rev. Andrew J. Fontanella as celebrant. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7:30 p.m.

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Mabel E. Grove, 85, a resident of the Inn at Luther Ridge and formerly of 10429 Thornwood Road, Shippensburg, died Sunday, September 28, 1997 in the Chambersburg Hospital.
She was born September 24, 1912 in Letterkenny Township, Franklin County. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine Nissley Sollenberger. She was the widow of Henry W. Grove, who died June 23, 1996.

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

She was a member of the Prince Street United Brethren Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was a charter member of the Franklin County Society of Farm Women Group #2 and a past president of the Franklin County Society of Farm Women. She was on the organizational committee of the Shippensburg Community Fair, and a member of the Shippensburg Civic Club. She was a former member of the Cumberland County Sabbath School Association and a former board member of the Franklin County Extension Association.

She is survived by three daughters, Norma G. Greider and Nila F. Grove, of Carlisle and Aralene P. Trostle, of Shippensburg, one brother, Irvin Sollenberger, of Chambersburg, one sister, Mary Sollenberger, of Chambersburg and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, with the Rev. Jaye M. Bartle officiating. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Greene Township. Viewing will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Inn at Luther Ridge, 2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, 17201 or Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 North Prince Street, Shippensburg, 17257.

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Robert W. Taylor, 70, of 1179 Boiling Springs Road, Mechanicsburg, died Friday evening at his home.
Born November 15, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Sherman and Mary Roberts Taylor. He was the widower of Doris K. Taylor who passed away July 3, 1976.

He was retired from the Fleet Material Support Office, a tenant of the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Deport with 32 years of service. He was a World War II Navy veteran; past commander of the American Legion Post 109, Mechanicsburg; member of the Carlisle First Church of God, VFW 477, BPOE 578, AARP 4377, St. Johns Lodge 260 F&AM all of Carlisle; senior member of the Monroe Fire Company; board member of the Mt Holly Springs Cemetery and member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Mary J. Gibb Taylor; four daughters, Connie L. Marks and Tina L. Magill of Mechanicsburg, Barbara J. Lynch and Roxann K. Killinger of Carlisle; one step-daughter, Suzanne G. Keck of Carlisle; one step-son, David C. Gibb of Carlisle; one brother, Sherman T. Taylor of Ridgecrest, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs with the Rev. Alan Mathna officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home, where a BPOE 578 Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, 17013 or to his church at 705 Glendale Street, Carlisle, 17013.

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Gregory M. Ott, 31, of 335 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, died Sunday, September 28, 1997 in the Chambersburg Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Greene Township.
He was born April 2, 1966 in Chambersburg. He was the son of Arthur D. and Evelyn R. Glee Ott, Shippensburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew D. and Robert J. Ott.

He was a 1985 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School.

He was employed by Shippensburg University.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a companion, Patsy A. Kelley; one son, Nathan M. Ott, at home; four brothers, Stephen A. Ott, of Roxbury, Daniel C. Ott and Alan R. Ott, both of Shippensburg, Brian R. Ott, of Orrstown; one sister, Suzanne L. Kohr, of Harrisburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg with the Rev. W. Stanley Darrah officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. Viewing will be at the funeral home Tuesday 7 until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the wrestling program of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School, c/o Shippensburg Area School District, 317 N. Morris St., Shippensburg, 17257.

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Robert E. Adams, 66, of 530 Second St., Carlisle, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born Jan. 12, 1931 in Bloserville to the late Roy and Emma Nickel Adams, he attended Carlisle High School.

He was formerly employed as a security guard at Cumberland County Prison, Carlisle Hospital and C.H Masland and Sons in Carlisle.

Mr. Adams attended Immanuel United Brethren Church in Carlisle and was a member of the Gobin Guards and the White Circle Club, both of Carlisle.

He was a former member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, V. June Weigle Adams; two daughters, Susan Doyle of Newville and Barbara Walker of Boiling Springs; three stepsons, Barry B. Chestnut of Dillsburg, Dennis O. Chestnut of East Berlin and Richard C. Chestnut of Boiling Springs; a stepdaughter, Shari M. Weary of New Bloomfield; two brothers, Richard L. Adams of Carlisle and Clyde L. Adams of Gladewater, Texas; a sister, Ruth Ann Blumanstock of Carlisle; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation.

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Funeral services for Peter John Alexis, 81, of Camp Hill, will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
He died Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 after an extended illness.

Born March 5, 1916 in Erie to Greek immigrants, the family moved to Carlisle, where they ran a family restaurant business.

Mr. Alexis had been a self-employed businessman in the Harrisburg area for many years prior to his retirement in 1978. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Order of the Ahepa.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Caroline Alexis; a son, John P. of St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters, Georgiann Heidbreder of Quiney, Ill. and Stella Wagner of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Christina McCormick and Alice Leddy of Carlisle, three grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill.

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Funeral services for George D. Benedum Jr., 76, of Upper Allen Township, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St., Camp Hill.
He died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 in Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

He was retired as an accountant for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, during which he was taken as a POW by Japan.

Mr. Benedum attended Olivet Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg and was a member of The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Inc., American Legion Post 27, Mechanicsburg Senior Center, AARP and PARSE.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Hammond Benedum; two daughters, Judith J. Brodovicz of Mechanicsburg and Barbara B. Rower of Enola, a brother, James A. of Little Rock, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Cicely A. Donnelly, 96, formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1997 at Sunbelt Health Center, Orlando, Fla.
Born in New Bloomfield, she moved to Clearwater, Fla., in 1959 after living in Carlisle.

The widow of Jesse V. Donnelly, who owned a service station in Carlisle, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Jane Donnelly McKinney and Edith Reamer, both of Orlando, Fla., and Betty Donnelly Cortner of Miami, Fla.; two sons, Charles Donnelly of Camp Hill and Jesse Donnelly Jr. of Carlisle; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Private funeral services were arranged through Moss-Feaster Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater, Fla.

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Virginia L. Kepner, 90, of 201 Schoolhouse Apartments, Duncannon, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1997 in her home.
Born June 7, 1907 in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Lewis W. and Amanda Belle Moretz Ferguson and was the widow of C. Deo Kepner.

Mrs. Kepner was a member of New Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Lewis D. of Duncannon; a sister, Joy B. Richard of New Bloomfield; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Graveside services for Betty Jane Rice, 69, formerly of Landisburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Landisburg Cemetery.
She died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Jan. 24, 1928 at RD1 Elliottsburg, she was a daughter of the late Russell C. and Pearl M. Morrison Rice.

Surviving are two brothers, Frank N. of Harrisburg and James R. of Landisburg; three sisters, Helen R. Sheaffer of Landisburg, Dorothy M. McCormick of Cleveland, Ohio, and R. Joanne Rice Jeffries of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John M. and Benjamin P. Rice.

The Rev. Marvin Hoffman will officiate at Thursday's service. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Perry County Literacy Council, P.O. Box 37, Newport 17074.


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