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David E. Szoszorek, 50, of New Cumberland, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.
Born Aug. 31, 1947 in Erie, he was a son of the late Clarence F. and Marian Yesionowski Szoszorek.

Mr. Szoszorek, a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, was a maintenance supervisor for Hershey Chocolate, North America.

He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving are his wife, Donna L. Shenck Szoszorek; a son, Shannon M. at home; a daughter, Shayna M. at home; two brothers, James C. of Easton and Clarence M. of Erie; and a sister, Linda Radomski of Erie.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan C. Szoszorek and a brother, Gerald Szoszorek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. and from 2 to 2:30 Tuesday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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Ruby D. Wirsing, 93, of 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in Chapel Pointe at Carlisle.
Born Feb. 22, 1904 in Dawson, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Catherine Knight Craig and the widow of Clarence S. Wirsing.

Mrs. Wirsing was a school teacher in the Pittsburgh area as well as a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Surviving are a daughter Grace Browne of Lutherville, Md.; a half sister, Nina Wardrop of McKeesport; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Shaw.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Chapel Pointe at Carlisle with the Rev. Tom R. Rowett officiating. Burial will be in Kutz's Cemetery, Middlesex Township.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday in the chapel.

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

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Harry R. Meals Sr., 74, of 181 Pine School Road, Gardners, died Friday, October 17, 1997, at Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Adams County and was son of the late Paul and Nora Kuntz Meals.

He was retired from New Cumberland Army Depot, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn R. Sweeney Meals; one daughter, Rosa Lee Meals of Lewisberry; seven sons, Harry R. Jr. of Gettysburg, Stanley T. of Newport, Roy J. and Gary E. of Shippensburg, Sterling W. of Davenport, Iowa, Gilbert D. of Gardners and Kermit W. of Dover; three sisters, Virginia Ecker and Helen Starner of Gardners and Jean King of Mt. Joy, 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon in the Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave. in Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Wayne Wheeler officiating.

Interment will be in the Mt. Holly Springs cemetery. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until noon in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harvest Time Gospel Hour, Box 5514, Harrisburg, 17110.

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Beatrice May Mander, 86, of 907 Vienna Road Niles, OH, died Saturday, October 18, 1997 in her home.
Hoffman-Roth will announce arrangements when complete.

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Herman Mandich, 88, of Carlisle, formerly of Trafford, died Saturday, October 18, 1997 at his home.
He was born August 5, 1909 in Herminie, a son of the late David and Mary Afric Mandich.

He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Carlisle.

Prior to retirement in 1975 he was a fire inspector with Westinghouse Electric, Trafford Plant.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Sadar Mandich; three sons, Edward C. of Rockville, Md.; Carl H. of Boiling Springs; Joseph G. of Beaufort, S.C.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the David A. Ritter Funeral Home, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church, Trafford.

Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.

Ronan Funeral Home, South Middleton Township, is handling local arrangements.

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Services for Elizabeth T. Noftsker, 84, of ManorCare Health Services, South Middleton Township, formerly of Shippensburg, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg.
She died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 in ManorCare.

Born Sept. 24, 1913 in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late Paul B. and Ella Coffey Noftsker.

A 1931 graduate of Shippensburg High School and a 1935 graduate of Shippensburg University, Miss Noftsker worked for one year at the Shippensburg News Chronicle following graduation. From 1936 to 1947, she was registrar at Shippensburg State Teachers College, also serving as dean of women from 1943 until 1945. From 1947 until 1949, she was head resident at Syracuse University. In 1949 she received her master's degree in student personnel administration from Syracuse University. She was was employed by the University of Connecticut at Storrs from 1950 until her retirement in 1971.

She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta Honorary Educational Fraternity, National Association of Deans of Women, University Association of College Women, University of Connecticut Women's Faculty Club and was past president of Connecticut Association of Women Deans and Counselors.

Her local memberships include Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg Historical Society, Shippensburg Civic Club and Shippensburg College Club.

Surviving are her sister, Carolyn N. Seeger of Venice, Fla.; and two nephews.

The Rev. Bonnie B. Hoffman will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg 17257.

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Mass of Christian burial for Anne Terese Potter Scarangella, 42, of New Cumberland, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in her parents' home in Fairview Township, York County.

Born July 5, 1955 in Ithaca, N.Y., she was a daughter of Lawrence E. and Catherine Titus Potter of New Cumberland.

A registered nurse with Polyclinic Hospital of Pinnacle Health System, she attended Villa Maria College in Erie and York College. She graduated from St. Benedict Academy in Erie and Harrisburg Area Community College.

She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, surviving are her daughter, Tricia A. Potter, at home; one brother, Robert J. Potter of Erie; and two sisters, Mary A. Swenie of Fayetteville, N.C., and Elizabeth A. Capron of New Cumberland.

The Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley will officiate at Tuesday's service. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

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Services for Evelyn J. Stine, 87, of Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Middlesex Township, formerly of Plainfield, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in the center.

Born July 18, 1910 in Middlesex Township, she was a daughter of the late Samuel E. and Emma F. Hoover Stine.

A 1929 graduate of Carlisle High School and a 1931 graduate of Shippensburg University, Miss Stine was a retired elementary school teacher. She taught 13 years in rural schools and the remainder in Mt. Holly Springs and Bellaire Elementary schools.

She was a member, organist and Sunday School teacher for many years of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Plainfield. She also was a member of AARP, Plainfield Golden Age Club, Retired Teachers Association, Carlisle Womens' Democratic Club and Farm Women Group No. 9.

Surviving are her sister, Freda Stine Rynard of Plainfield; one niece, Donna Burkholder; two great-nieces; one great-great-nephew; and one great-great-niece.

The Revs. Richard L. Hadfield and Deacon Paul Williams will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Upper Frankford Brick Church Cemetery, Upper Frankford Township.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Wilson E. Farner, formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday, October 19, 1997 in the Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, South Middleton Township.
Services will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the Brethren in Christ Church with viewing 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home will announce other arrangements when complete.

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Geneva Delp, of 1040 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Services for Wilson E. Farner, 85, a resident of Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, Carlisle, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brethren in Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.
He died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997 at the community.

Born on July 18, 1912 in Newville, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ankabrandt Farner and the widower of Lela M. Rotz Farner.

He was a retired employee of Carlisle Tire and Wheel with more than 25 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in England, France and Germany.

He was a member of Brethren in Christ Church, Carlisle and the volunteer Sunday school class. He was also a member of Cumberland-Goodwill Fire Company and Gobin Guards, both in Carlisle.

Surviving are two daughters, Jane F. Burke and Shirley E. Martin, both of Carlisle; two sisters Helen Kuhn of Carlisle and Gladys Harper of Lewistown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Floyd, Luther, and Martin, and a sister, Blanche Bishop.

The Rev. Kenneth O. Hoke will officiate at Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the memorial fund of his church.

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Funeral services for Yvonne Colbert Fischer, 68, of 320 Mountainview Road, Shermans Dale, and formerly of Hummelstown, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Trefz and Bowser Funeral Home, 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown.
She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.

Born in London, England on Sept. 11, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Nina Snellgrove Colbert.

She was retired from the Hummelstown News Agency, where she was a clerk, and J.P. Lilley and Son Inc., Harrisburg, where she was a film inspector. She was a member of the Church of England.

She is survived by her husband, Duane R. Fischer; two sisters, Nina Marie Foutz of Harrisburg and Brenda O. Ritter of Enola; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. John A. Schaefer will officiate at Thursday's services. Interment will be in Hershey Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc., East Shore Shelter, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111.

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Funeral services for Norman F. "Ted" Hemminger, 99, a resident of the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle and formerly of Shippensburg, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
He died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997 at the center.

Born June 24, 1898 in South Newton Township, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Mattie Bixler Hemminger.

Retired from Paul W. Snyder Trucking, Carlisle, he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Walnut Bottom.

He is survived by his second wife, Mary R. Printz Frey Hemminger; two sons, Floyd N. Hemminger of Newville and Teddy L. LaMont of Rigglewood, N.C.; a daughter Martha Louise Sheaffer of Shippensburg; three stepsons, A. Richard Frey and Ronald E. Frey, both of Shippensburg, and Thomas L. Frey of Carlisle; a stepdaughter, Bonnie L. Bowers of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie A. Lautsbaugh Hemminger, who died Dec. 25, 1978; a son, Joseph Hemminger; and a daughter, June Hemminger.

The Rev. Deborah Heisley-Cato will officiate at Thursday's services.

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 217, Walnut Bottom 17266.

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Services for Jean M. Schaeffer, 65, of 205 W. Harrisburg St., Dillsburg, will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Christian Life Assembly Church, 2645 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill.
She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born on Aug. 28, 1932 in Carlisle, she was the daughter of Evelyn Speck Arnsberger of Dillsburg and the late John W. Arnsberger, and the widow of the late Elwood J. Schaeffer.

She was retired as a registered nurse for Holy Spirit Hospital's Dillsburg Clinic.

She was a 1950 graduate of Dillsburg High School and a 1953 graduate of the Hospital for the Women of Maryland in Baltimore.

She was a member of Christian Life Assembly Church and the Golden Agers Club of Dillsburg.

Besides her mother, she is survived by a son, James A. of Dillsburg; a daughter, Linda D. Lee of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Carol A. Bessel of Wilmington, Del.; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. Ronald Smith will officiate at Thursday's services. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Burial will be in Dillsburg Cemetery. Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be sent to her church.

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Funeral services for Gary Richard Stitzel Jr., 29, of 5056 Wynnewood Road, Harrisburg, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 at home.

Born Aug. 3, 1968 in York, he was employed by Exel Logistics, Harrisburg. He was a 1986 graduate of Mechanicsburg Area High School and he attended First Church of God, Mechanicsburg.

He is survived by his parents Gary R. and Norma Jean Lentz Stitzel of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Terry Lynn Blackburn of Carlisle; a paternal grandmother, Janet Stitzel of Manchester; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Robert W. Malick Jr. will officiate at Thursday's services. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 1104 Fennwood Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

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Services for Lloyd R. Weaver, 71, formerly of Lower Allen Township and of New Bloomfield, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Musselman Funeral Home, 324 Hummel Ave., Lemoyne.
He died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in Polyclinic Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 13, 1926 in Duncannon, the son of the late John Milton and Erma Burd Weaver.

Retired from Mack Trucks Inc. of Middletown, he also was a former employee of Pennsy Supply Inc. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Mr. Weaver attended the former Duncannon High School and was a member of Duncannon American Legion, Central Pennsylvania Metal Detecting Club and the Pen Mar Historic Recovery Association.

Surviving are his wife, Doris M. Simmons Weaver of New Bloomfield; a son, Stephen L. Weaver of York; a daughter, Kathy L. Snyder of Carlisle; two sisters, Arlene M. Maneval of New Bloomfield and Gloria J. Chohany of Lewistown.

Elder Frank Arva will officiate at Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

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

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Jay H. Brandt, 71, of Newville, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital.
Egger Funeral Home, Newville, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Funeral services for Jay H. Brandt Sr., 71, of Newville, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Brandy Run Road, Newville.
He died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Aug. 9, 1926 in Newburg, a son of Howard O. and Ethel W. Bowman Brandt, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the owner and operator of Brandt Dry Wall, Mechanicsburg.

Mr. Brandt attended Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and Newville High School. He was a charter member of Failor-Wagner American Legion Post 421, Newville, Mechanicsburg Post 6704 VFW, West Shore Elks, and was a lifetime member of Big Spring Fish and Game and Safari Club International, Blue Mountain Chapter.

He is survived by his wife, Tilden "Tillie" Quick Brandt; two daughters, Susan B. Kalodner of Wallingford and Tona T. Shaver of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Jay H. Brandt Jr. of Carlisle and Jack E. Tennant of Bennettsville, S.C.; three brothers, Lee E. Brandt and Richard S. Brandt Sr., both of Newville and William H. Brandt of Newburg; a sister, Janet Abram of Newville; and seven grandchildren.

The Rev. Iva L. O'Brien will officiate at Saturday's services. Interment will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements are being handled by Egger Funeral Home, Newville.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Mt. Hope Memorial Fund, c/o Rev. Iva L. O'Brien, 35 Mt. Rock Road, Newville 17241.

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Ruth Ana Tomsa, 55, of 155 Salem Church Road, Hampden Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997 at home.
Born Aug 11, 1942 in Lemoyne, she was a daughter of the late Lawerence Wilbur and Mary Isabelle Hosler Pechart.

She was a member of American Legion Post 109 Auxiliary, Mechanicsburg.

She is survived by two sons, Donald E. Meyers Jr. of Dillsburg and Timothy R. Meyers of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Barbara Ann Doolittle of Elliotsburg, Sherry Lynn Brooks of Marysville and Teresa Louise Hart of Mechanicsburg; four brothers, Lawerence W. Pechart Jr. of New Kingstown, Kenneth L. Pechart and Michael Pechart of Mechanicsburg and Charles Pechart of Dillsburg; four sisters, Margaret Mackey of Florida, Jean Phillips and Brenda L. Nye of Shiremanstown and Judy Myers of Mechanicsburg; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held Friday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg at 2 p.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Hampden Township.

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

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A private memorial service for Philip F. Foster, 90, of 331 Old Stage Road, Lewisberry, will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born March 21, 1907 in State College, he was the son of the late Philip D. and Olive Bertha Haupt Foster and the widower of Mae M. McLaughlin Foster.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was a prisoner of war for 20 months during World War II, when he was captured by the Germans in Italy.

Mr. Foster was a retired representative of the Social Security Administration. He also worked as a gentleman farmer and was a 1929 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

He is survived by a son, Philip D. Foster of Lewisberry, and three grandsons.

Memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity.

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Memorial services for Gene R. Girouard, 56, of Carroll Township and formerly of Duncannon, will be held at the convenience of the family.
He died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 at his home.

Born Jan. 10, 1941 in Hartford, Conn. to Roland A. Sr. and Estelle Packa Girouard, he was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and a former employee of Rohrer Bus Co. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.

Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Arthur F. and Roland A. Jr. of Windsor, Conn. and Bernard "Jerry" Girouard of Unionville, Conn; two sisters, Phyllis Dawkins and Marian St. Andrew, both of Harford, Conn.

Memorials can be made to a children's organization of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are by Ronald Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon.

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Services for Helen B. Fleming, 88, of 1095 York Road, Dillsburg, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
She died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 at Manor Care Health Services, Carlisle.

Born Nov. 2, 1908 in Franklin Township, York County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Franklintown United Brethren in Christ Church.

Mrs. Fleming was the widow of the late Leroy Koser and Bruce H. Fleming.

She is survived by a stepson, Paul Fleming of New Cumberland; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Detter of Wellsville and Ethel Wallace of East Berlin; a brother, Boyd Diller of Enola; six step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Her pastor, the Rev. Charles C. Milliken, will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in the Dillsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Franklintown United Brethren in Christ Church, 10 N. Baltimore Road, Franklintown 17323 or Hospice Preferred Choice Inc., 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg 17109.

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James G. Case, 70, of 1317 N. Pitt St., Carlisle died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997 in the home of his daughter in Mechanicsburg.
Born May 13, 1927 in Erie, he was the son of the late C. Glenn and Mildred Heinz Case and was the widower of Mary M. Devereux Case.

He retired from Cumberland County Nursing Home, where he was fiscal director. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Gannon College, Erie and a master's degree from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York.

Mr. Case was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Elks Lodge 578 of Carlisle, the National Association of Accountants and PACA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, June Park; three daughters, Susan M. Constant of Pittsburgh, Kathrynn C. Hammaker of Mechanicsburg and Jane R. Case of Tampa, Fla.; a son, William G. Case of Cortland, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle with the Rev. Gerald J. Kole officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the Four Diamonds Fund, c/o Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 852, Hershey 17033.

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Funeral services for Geneva B. Delp, 87, of 1040 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
She died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.

Born Jan. 25, 1910 in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late Edward M. and Pearl Thrush Steigleman and the widow of Robert D. Delp, who died June 23, 1994.

She was a Protestant who resided all her life in the Carlisle area.

Mrs. Delp is survived by a sister, Maxine Reed of Harrisburg, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Negley and Esther Rosenberger.

The Rev. Charles D. Zitzman will officiate at Thursday's services. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

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

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Funeral services for Marie B. Yeager, 76, of 1036 Northfield Drive, Carlisle, will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
She died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.

Born March 2, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Hallie Spillman Ezzo. She attended Allison United Methodist Church in Carlisle.

The former office manager for the law firm of Saidis and Guido in Carlisle, she was a 1939 graduate of West High School and had attended business college for two years in Columbus.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Marvin L. Yeager; a son David M. Yeager of Boca Raton, Fla.; two daughters, Jan Y. Firestone of Mechanicsburg and Joan E. Boudreau of Duluth, Ga.; a brother, John R. Ezzo of Grove City, Ohio; a sister Doris J. Williams of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, North Middleton Township. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 1013 Mumma Road, Lemoyne 17043.

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Funeral services for Jay H. Brandt Sr., 71, of Newville, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Brandy Run Road, Newville.
He died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born Aug. 9, 1926 in Newburg, a son of Howard O. and Ethel W. Bowman Brandt, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the owner and operator of Brandt Dry Wall, Mechanicsburg.

Mr. Brandt attended Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and Newville High School. He was a charter member of Failor-Wagner American Legion Post 421, Newville, Mechanicsburg Post 6704 VFW, West Shore Elks, and was a lifetime member of Big Spring Fish and Game and Safari Club International, Blue Mountain Chapter.

He is survived by his wife, Tilden "Tillie" Quick Brandt; two daughters, Susan B. Kalodner of Wallingford and Tona T. Shaver of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Jay H. Brandt Jr. of Carlisle and Jack E. Tennant of Bennettsville, S.C.; three brothers, Lee E. Brandt and Richard S. Brandt Sr., both of Newville and William H. Brandt of Newburg; a sister, Janet Abram of Newville; and seven grandchildren.

The Rev. Iva L. O'Brien will officiate at Saturday's services. Interment will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.

Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements are being handled by Egger Funeral Home, Newville.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Mt. Hope Memorial Fund, c/o the Rev. Iva L. O'Brien, 35 Mt. Rock Road, Newville 17241.

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Lillian Finkenbinder, of 232 Greason Road, Plainfield, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Richard J. Hallett, 72, of 5231 Terrace Road, Hampden Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Dec. 17, 1924 in Altoona, he was a son of the late Harry and Cecelia Plummer Hallett.

Mr. Hallett was retired from Henkles & McCoy, Strinestown.

He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 126; BPO Elks, West Shore Lodge 2257; American Legion; and was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Marie Bland Hallett; a daughter, Deborah A. Sterling of Mechanicsburg; a son, Jay M. of Carlisle; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Harry.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Steven D. Dorsett officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lower Allen Township.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday 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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Ralph E. Hoffman, 68, of 375 Reibers Church Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in Manor Care Health Center, Carlisle.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when completed.

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I. Elwood Nelson, 67, of 29 Mt. Rock Road, Newville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.
Born May 19, 1930 in Newville, he was a son of the late Ira Lehman and Viola Mae Forney Nelson and the widower of Donna Mendenhall Nelson.

Mr. Nelson was a retired employee of Fickes Silo, Newville.

Surviving are his daughter, Kimberly K. Conrad of New Bloomfield; a son, Jeffrey W. of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Irvin and H. Mac, both of Newville; and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Edward L. Rosenberry officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday 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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Memorial services for Fred J. Seaman, 58, of Grantville, will be at 7 p.m. tonight at Ono United Methodist Church, Ono.
He died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in Grantville.

Born July 7, 1939 in Grantville, he was a son of the late Jacob B. and Sadie E. Miller Seaman.

He was the owner of Seaman's Market Inc., Grantville, from 1974 until present. He was formerly employed by Nabisco Inc. as a sales representative from 1970 to 1989.

He was a member of Ono United Methodist Church and was a Post High Sunday School teacher, Lay Witness Mission Ministry and Promise Keepers leader. He also was a member of Associated Wholesalers Inc. and Food Marketing Institute.

He was a lifetime member of Grantville Volunteer Fire Company, East Hanover Historical Society and Hershey Historical Society, and was a charter member of Lebanon County Sertoma Club.

Surviving are his wife, Elta Nolt Seaman; a daughter, Rebecca L. Single of Carlisle; two sons, David R. of Elizabethtown and Andrew J. of Grantville; a brother, Melvin R. of Grantville; his stepmother, Barbara Ogurcak Seaman of Grantville; and one granddaughter.

There will be no viewing; however, friends may call following the memorial service. Buse Funeral Home, Shellsville, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church, P.O. Box 26, Ono 17077.

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Margie S. Weidner of 4023 Carlisle Road, Gardners, died Thursday, October 23, 1997 in Forest Park Nursing Home.
Arrangements will be announced by Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, when complete.

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Services for Ruth Ana Tomsa, 55, of 155 Salem Church Road, Hampden Township, be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
She died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in her home.

Born Aug. 11, 1942, in Lemoyne, she was a daughter of Mary Isabelle Hosler Pechart and the late Lawerence Wilbur Pechart.

She was a member of American Legion Post 109 Auxiliary, Mechanicsburg.

In addition to her mother, surviving are two sons, Donald E. Meyers Jr. of Dillsburg and Timothy R. Meyers of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Barbara Ann Doolittle of Elliottsburg, Sherry Lynn Brooks of Marysville and Teresa Louise Hart of Mechanicsburg; four brothers, Lawerence W. Pechart Jr. of New Kingstown, Kenneth L. Pechart and Michael L. Pechart, both of Mechanicsburg and Charles E. Pechart of Dillsburg; four sisters, Margaret Mackey of Florida, Jean Phillips and Brenda L. Nye, both of Shiremanstown and Judy Myers of Mechanicsburg; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Hampden Township.

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

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Mass of Christian burial for retired Col. Alfred J. Catania, 77, of 1114 Linn Drive, Carlisle, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the chapel at Carlisle Barracks.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

Col. Catania retired in 1974 after serving with the U.S. Army as an officer for 32 years; he was a veteran of World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. He landed with the first wave on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion and was wounded during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in Korea, for which he received a Purple Heart.

He served as a military advisor in Vietnam during the war, including the Tet Offensive. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing with his grandchildren and traveling to visit relatives. He also participated in reunions of "The Chosin Few," a military organization.

His many medals included the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster, Joint Service Commendation, Army Commendation, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre with Palm, American Defense Service, American Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with Arrowhead, World War II Victory, Army Occupation, National Defense Service with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service, Vietnam Service, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Service, United Nations Service and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Joint Service Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Service, Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Armed Forces Reserve, Meritorious Unit Citation and six Overseas Service Bars, along with numerous citations and other awards from the Korean and Vietnam governments.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marie Mathonet Catania; a son, Philip Catania of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Cirina Catania of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Jennie Bianco of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Concetta McLaurin of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. Andrew J. Fontanella will be the celebrant at Tuesday's mass. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Friends may call at the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday where a Rosary Service will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 140 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle 17013.

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Services for Ralph E. Hoffman, 68, of 375 Reibers Church Road, Shermans Dale, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in the Manor Care Nursing Home, Carlisle.

Born Oct. 27, 1928 in Newport, he was a son of the late George and Ethel Stroup Hoffman.

He retired from Masland Industries with 35 years of service. He was a member of Reibers Community Church, Shermans Dale Fire Company and Shermans Dale Ambulance Association.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Fern A. Baer Hoffman; two sons, Dean and Alan Hoffman, both at home; two daughters, Dawn Trout and Jill Bowersox, both of Shermans Dale; two half-brothers, Benjamin Turnbaugh of Newport and William Turnbaugh of Carlisle; a sister, Betty Wallace of Shermans Dale; three half-sisters Donna Stone, of New Bloomfield, Ruth Kitner and Mary Smiley, both of Shermans Dale; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark E. Hoffman.

The Rev. Clyde F. Smith will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Reibers Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Shermans Dale Fire Company, 5450 Spring Road, Shermans Dale 17090 or Shermans Dale Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 142, Shermans Dale 17090.

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Donald V. Bitner of 45 Kenwood Ave., Carlisle, died Thursday, October 23, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Mass of Christian burial for Ryan Andrew Bostick, 29, of 471 Woodcrest Drive, Hampden Township, will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Blessed Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.

Born August 20, 1968 in Santa Clara, Calif., a son of Ronald J. and Narvia A. Riles Bostick, he attended St. Mary High School in Bismark, N.D., graduated from Trinity High School in Shiremanstown in 1986 and graduated from Penn State University, Harrisburg Campus.

Mr. Bostick was employed at G.S. Electric, Carlisle as a mechanical engineer. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and Blessed Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Randy Bostick of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Ronique Carter of Mechanicsburg and Robyne Bostick of Nashville, Tenn.; and maternal grandparents, Wilson and Louise Riles, of Sacramento, Calif.

The Rev. James R. O'Brien will be celebrant at Monday's services. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

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

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Funeral services for Bruce A. Diehl, 87, of 770A Menno Village, Chambersburg and formerly of Shippensburg, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sept. 19, 1910 in Southampton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Edward and Nancy Wenger Diehl.

For 30 years he was a dairy farmer, retiring in 1968. Following his retirement from farming he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as a dog law officer in Franklin County for 13 1/2 years.

He previously worked for PennDOT as a timekeeper.

He was a graduate of Shippensburg High School and the former Beckley Business College, Harrisburg. He was a member of New Covenant Tabernacle and the 1910 Club, Shippensburg.

He is survived by his wife Pauline E. Shoop Diehl; two sons. Larry A. and Gary L. of Shippensburg; five daughters, Irene N. Gott of Treasure Island, Fla., Beverly A. Rosenberry of Seminole, Fla., Christine E. Groce of Midwest City, Okla., Pamela S. Shank, of Escondido, Calif. and Brigitte T. Gregg of Shippensburg; 13 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Chaplain Sam Troyer will officiate at Sunday's services. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Covenant Tabernacle, 2249 Roxbury Road, Shippensburg 17257 or the Menno Haven Benevolent Fund, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg 17201.

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Lillian T. Finkenbinder, 66, of 232 Greason Road, Plainfield, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born April 13, 1931 in Holyoke, Mass, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Cleary Fitzgerald.

A 1948 graduate of St. Jerome's High School in Holyoke, she was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle and Ashford Kitting Club in Greason.

She retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 1993 after 17 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard G. Finkenbinder; two sons, Richard R. of Carlisle and Michael J. of Newville; two daughters, Carol B. Finkey of Carlisle and Cristeen L. Bitner of Newville; a sister, Claire R. Mahoney of Holyoke; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Tri Minh Luong officiating.

Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Wet Pennsboro, Township. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Services for Donald C. Siekerman, 72, of New Bloomfield RR 2, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997 in Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1925 in Friendship, Ind. to the late Clarence and Grace Kittenbrink Siekerman, he was a retired carpenter for Rite Aid Corp. in Shiremanstown and a former employee of the Reading Railroad.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Mechanicsburg VFW Post 6704.

Surviving are his wife, Miriam V. Stewart Siekerman; two sons Donald S. of Harrisburg and John K. of New Bloomfield RR 2; a daughter, Wendy K. Stoufer of Harrisburg; a brother, James Siekerman of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Jeanette Grundset of Largo, Fla; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Bloomfield Fire Company or to New Bloomfield Ambulance Club, New Bloomfield 17068.

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Funeral services for Mary E. Strayer, 89, of 405 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
She died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 at home.

Born July 30, 1908 in Markes, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Clara Hopkins Strayer.

Mrs. Strayer was retired from the former Marden Clothing Co., Shippensburg and was a member of the King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

She is survived by her husband, William G. "Tom" Strayer, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

The Rev. Sampson R. Myers will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Cleversburg Cemetery, Southampton Township.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Margie S. Weidner, 85, of 4023 Carlisle Road, Gardners. died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at Forest Park Nursing Home in Carlisle.
Born June 9, 1912 in Gettysburg, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Kump Showers and the widow of R. Ray Weidner. She was retired from the former C.H. Musselman Co., Gardners.

Mrs. Weidner was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Goodyear, where she taught Sunday school classes for over 35 years. She also belonged to the Ladies Aid Society.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna C. Miller of Gardners; a sister, Lottie V. Bream of Gardners; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs with the Rev. Kenneth G. Swick officiating.

Interment will be in Goodyear Cemetery, Dickinson Township. Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Organ Fund at her church, 4200 Carlisle Road, Gardners 17324,

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Rita I. Ballachino, of 96 Beagle Club Road, Middlesex Township, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at home.
Born in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Theresia Stadter Wunschel and the widow of Alvin B. Ruhr and Anthony G. Sylvester.

Mrs. Ballachino was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and was a member of Blessed Katharine Drexel Church, Mechanicsburg.

She is survived by her husband Angelo P. Ballachino; three daughters, Marian W. McCoy of Carlisle, Kathleen R. Totoiu of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Joanne T. Head of Neodesha, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in her church with Rev. James R. O'Brien as the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Carlisle.

There will be no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Cumberland Unit, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013-2461 or the American Lung Society, 488 W. Market St., P.O. Box 1125, York 17405.

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Joseph Francis Coyne Sr., 64, of Mechanicsburg, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born March 1, 1933 in Pittston, he was a son of the late James P. and Margaret Barrett Coyne.

Retired from Texaco Inc. in Mechanicsburg, Mr. Coyne was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Coyne; three daughters, Ann R. Devlin of Lewisberry, Kathy M. Fojutowski of Mechanicsburg and Margy M. Coyne of Shiremanstown; one son, Joseph F. Jr. of Camp Hill; three sisters, Mae Middleton, Patricia Dessoye and Sally McCrone, all of Pittston; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Coyne, and one sister, Eleanor Appel.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder officiating.

Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Valley Trans- plant Program, 2000 Hamilton St., Suite 201, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130-3813.

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Services for Olive V. Beam, 84, of 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
She died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 in Church of God Home, Carlisle.

Born June 3, 1913 in South Dickinson Township, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Esther Myers Fanus. She was the widow of Clifford E. Beam, who died in 1952.

Mrs. Beam was a retired employee of McCoy Electronics, Mt. Holly Springs, with 25 years of service.

She was a member of Goodyear Lutheran Church, Gardners.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Ann Kuntz of Gardners, Lois M. Sowers of San Jose, Calif., and Nancy L. Fernbaugh of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Laverne E. of Gardners and Clifford E. Jr. of Dillsburg; two sisters, Cora Waugman of Carlisle and Gloria Gitt of Boiling Springs; two brothers, J. Parker Fanus of Gardners and Sheldon Fanus of Leesburg, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The Rev. John J. Mumper will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Goodyear Ceme-tery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Mary H. Carpenter, 81, of 6 Burgundy Circle, Boiling Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at home.
The widow of Russell Carpenter, she was an employee of J.C. Penney Co. for 38 years.

Mrs. Carpenter was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boiling Springs.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Murphy of Boiling Springs; three sisters, Martha Dasher and Rebecca Murphy, both of Boiling Springs, and Sarah Casey of Carlisle; three brothers, Charles A. Hefelfinger of Levittown, Noel Hefelfinger of Boiling Springs and Frank Hefelfinger of Carlisle; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and James Hefelfinger; and two sisters, Alysann Bucher and Dorys Clepper.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 111 Walnut Street, Boiling Springs.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.

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

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Funeral services for Mary E. Strayer, 89, of 405 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, will be held today at 11 a.m. in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
She died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1997 at home.

Born July 30, 1908 in Markes, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Clara Hopkins Scott.

Mrs. Strayer was retired from the former Marden Clothing Company, Shippensburg. She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, Chambersburg.

Surviving are her husband, William G. "Tom" Strayer; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

The Rev. Sampson R. Myers will officiate at today's services. Burial will be in Cleversburg Cemetery, Southampton Township.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. today.

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Albert F. Houck, 68, of 62 W. Ridge St., Carlisle, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 at home.
Born Aug. 25, 1929 in Stockertown, he was a son of the late Paul E. and Eva Young Houck.

A 1948 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, Mr. Houck was employed as a mason for Local 71 and was a retired employee of Adams Wholesalers of Carlisle.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and its Ushers' Association. He was a former Cub Scout master at St. Paul's and a life member of Cumberland-Goodwill Fire Co., Carlisle. He was also a member of Carlisle Elks Lodge 578 and the Teamsters union in Harrisburg.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Marion V. Himler Houck; two sons, Thomas A. of Carlisle and Paul W. of Lynchburg, Va.; two daughters, Nancy L. Hertzler of Mechanicsburg and Charlene A. Mahoney of Carlisle; one brother, Donald of Greenville, S.C.; one sister, Dorothy Hawk of Nazareth; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Baltz, who died in 1995.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Sharon Kelly officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice of Carlisle Hospital, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17013 or the organ fund of his church.

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Services for David E. McCartney, 78, of 970 Colonial Road, York, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
He died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 in Colonial Manor, York.

Born Nov. 5, 1918 in East Liberty, he was a son of the late Harry and Pearl Miller McCartney.

Mr. McCartney was a World War II Army veteran who was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war for six months.

He was a former construction worker for H.J. Williams of York.

Surviving are four daughters, Gloria Slogik of Altoona, Betty Morrow of Gardners, Sandra Scott of North Carolina and Susan Smith of Centerville; four sons, Douglas of Lee's Crossroads, David E. Jr. of Biglerville, Steven of Florida and Michael, stationed in Korea; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Douglas M. Eberly will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Bendersville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Jane Wimett Brenner of 1051 Trindle Road, Carlisle, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Oneida, N.Y., she was a graduate of Cornell University.

Mrs. Brenner was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph D. Brenner; one son, Joseph D. Jr.; three daughters, Margaret Bushey, Nancy Blakely and Kath- erine Menges; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Second Presby- terian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, with the Rev. John L. Larson officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Harbor, 102 W. High St., or Samaritan Fellowship, 99 Mooreland Ave., both Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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Jane Wimett Brenner of 1051 Trindle Road, Carlisle, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Oneida, N.Y., she was a graduate of Cornell University.

Mrs. Brenner was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph D. Brenner; one son, Joseph D. Jr.; three daughters, Margaret Bushey, Nancy Blakely and Kath- erine Menges; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Second Presby- terian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, with the Rev. John L. Larson officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Harbor, 102 W. High St., or Samaritan Fellowship, 99 Mooreland Ave., both Carlisle, Pa. 17013.

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Services for Mary P. Wise, 91, formerly of 126 N. Middlesex Road, Carlisle, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
She died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 in Church of God Home, Carlisle.

Born Feb. 5, 1906 in Middlesex Township, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Thomas W. and Louisa D. Brandreth Preston. She was the widow of Arthur C. Wise, who died Oct. 17, 1997.

A 1925 graduate of Carlisle High School and a 1928 graduate of the former Shippensburg Normal School, Mrs. Wise was a retired teacher who taught in Middlesex Township and Lemoyne.

She was a member of Middlesex United Methodist Church and its ladies' aid group and was a former Sunday School teacher. She also was a member of Bonnybrook Riding Club and the National AARP.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, George B., Ernest W. and W. Willard Preston, and one sister, Gertrude Sunday.

The Revs. Gene W. McCallips and J. Roy Bower will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Kutz's Church Cemetery, Middlesex Township.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 118 N. Middlesex Road, Carlisle, Pa. 17013.


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