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Services for William F. Capriotti, 89, of 1600 Chatham Road, Lower Allen Township, formerly of San Diego, Calif., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
He died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born June 14, 1908 in Annville, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Perla Capriotti and the widower of Miriam M. Eisenlohr.

Mr. Capriotti was a retired Machine Operator for General Dynamics, Corp., San Diego.

He was a member of the former East San Diego Presbyterian Church; East San Diego Lodge No. 561, F&AM; Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Temple; and Estrella Chapter No. 412, O.E.S., San Diego.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth C. Freedman of Lower Allen Township; a son, Earl F. (Bud), of Harrisburg; two sisters, Caroline Schiaroni and Angelina Favone, both of Hershey; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Fr. Luis R. Rodriguez will officiate Wednesday's services. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made locally to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, Pa. 17070 or United Parkinson's Foundation, 833 W. Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Ill. 60607.

In San Diego, contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 5075 Companile Drive, San Diego, Calif., 92115.

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Services for Anna F. Diener, 93, of Mechanicsburg, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, 1425 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg.
She died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1903 in New Bloomfield, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Florence Kitner Reich and the widow of Bruce W. Diener.

Mrs. Diener, a member of First Church of God, Mechanicsburg, also attended the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, Mechanicsburg.

Surviving are three sons, Leroy C. Brunner, Edward C. Brunner and Lee J. Brunner, all of Carlisle; four daughters, Nancy J. Miller with whom she resided, Edith E.M. Booser of Hershey, Pauline V. Conrad of Shermans Dale and Ferne I. Murlatt of Camp Hill; a brother, Ed Reich of New Bloomfield; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-granchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James T. Brunner.

The Rev. Robert J. Ohliger will officiate Tuesday's services. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the church and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday in the church.

Myers Funeral Home, Inc., Mechanicsburg, is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, 1425 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055, or to First Church of God, 28 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Pa. 17055.

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Herman William Potter, 77, of 343A Tourist Park Road, Halifax, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.
He was born June 16, 1920 in Liverpool, Perry County. He was the son of the late Banks and Minnie Landis Potter.

He was a retired employee of Conrail, an Army veteran of World War II with three bronze stars and a member of American Legion Post 340 and V.F.W. Post 255, Duncannon.

He was a member of Delville United Methodist Church, Duncannon.

He was the widower of Geraldine Reichert Potter and was preceded in death by a son, Frank W. Potter, Sr.

Surviving are one son, Danny H. Potter of Halifax; one daughter, Bonnie L. Scrivens of Florida; three brothers, Marlin Potter of McAlisterville, Leroy Potter of Harrisburg and Herbert Potter of Camp Hill; five sisters, Dell Horting and Miriam Straub of Harrisburg, Geraldine Potter of Pennsylvania, Beatrice Feidt of Elizabethville and Gladys Dickey of Berrysburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating.

Burial with be with military honors in Dellville Cemetery, Duncannon.

Viewing will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, 17112.

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Services for Carrie E. Baker, 101, of Sycamore Manor, Montoursville, formerly of Dillsburg, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.
She died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 in the home.

Born June 23, 1896 in Monroe Township, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Lydia Lau Hyde and the widow of Scott P. Baker.

A retired farmer and housewife, Mrs. Baker was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church of Dillsburg and Dillsburg Senior Citizens.

Surviving are two daughters, Catharine Deitch of Fprt Lauderdale, Fla. and Mary Williams of Cogan Station; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Frank W. Bergstrum and the Rev. James T. Dawes will officiate at Wednesday's service. Burial will be in Dillsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Services for Olive V. Beam, 84, of 801 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will be held at 2 p.m. today 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.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leo. R. Beam.

The Rev. John J. Mumper will officiate at Monday's service. Burial will be in Goodyear Cemetery.

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E. Wade Butler Sr., 76, of Mechanicsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in his home.
Born June 3, 1921 in Moosie, he was a son of the late John James and Lucy Leopard Butler and the widower of Ann W. Butler.

Retired from the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, Mr. Butler was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.

Surviving are two sons, E. Wade Jr. of Baltimore, Md. and Wilson, N.Y., and Marty F., at home; a brother, James J. of Hyattsville, Md.; two sisters, Agnes Garvey of Scranton and Lucy King of Northridge, Calif.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder as celebrant. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church, P.O. Box 2012, Mechanicsburg 17055.

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A funeral liturgy for Ann E. Smith, 74, of York, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 309 S. George St., York.
She died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 in York Hospital.

Born July 13, 1923 in New Oxford, she was a daughter of the late Frank I. and Margaret Lowe Smith.

A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Miss Smith attended Bell Senior Center.

Surviving are a brother, David of Alamonte Springs, Fla.; a sister, Rene Bear of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Michael C. Letteer will officiate at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, New Oxford.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Baumeister, Orcutt & Small Mortuaries, York, is handling arrangements.

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Gordon E. Miller, 83, of 3 Heath St., Lincoln Estates, Gettysburg, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in The Shepherd's Choice.
Born Aug. 31, 1914 in York, he was a son of the late John W. and Minnie Zeigler Miller and the widower of Nellie Linn Weibly Miller, who died in 1994 after 35 years of marriage.

Mr. Miller formerly owned and operated a grocery store in Mechanicsburg. He attended Open Door Church of Chambersburg.

Surviving are his stepdaughter, Leone Secrist of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Bertie Minichbach Stowe of Berks County, Ethel Flinchbaugh and Guyla Pardue, both of York; a brother, Norman of York; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville, with the Rev. E. Edward Keyser officiating. Burial will be in Bendersville Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 3109, Harrisburg 17105, or to Four States Christian Mission Inc., P.O. Box 685, Hagerstown, MD 21741-0685.

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Funeral services for Sarah Jane Phelabaum, 80, of 538 First Street, Carlisle, were held at the convenience of the family.
She died Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997 at the Carlisle Hospital.

Born June 20, 1917 in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Addison and Sarah F. Bear Wolfe and the widow of William Phelabaum.

Surviving are two daughters, Nina M. Bayer and Marie A. Carr of Carlisle; three sisters, Emma McClintock, Mildred Morrison and Mary Reisinger, all of Carlisle; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nona Phelabaum.

The Rev. Gerald J. Kole officiated at funeral services. Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Services for Martha M. Rexroth, 87, of 24 W. Hanover St., Biglerville, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
She died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 in Gettysburg Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1909 in Gettysburg, she was a daughter of the late George and Barbara E. Funt Wampler and the widow of Harold E. Rexroth, who died in 1968.

Mrs. Rexroth had been employed by the former Rice, Trew & Rice Co., now Inland Container Corp., Biglerville, for many years.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Biglerville.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen M. and Darlene R., both of Biglerville; a son, Earl L. of Tucson, Ariz.; one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Joel L. Zeiders will officiate at Tuesday's service. Burial will be in Biglerville Cemetery.

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

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Funeral services for Benjamin F. Sheriff, 76, formerly of East Locust Street, Mechanicsburg, will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.
He died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 at Cumberland County Nursing Home, Middlesex Township.

Born Dec. 13, 1920 in Carlisle, a son of the late Joseph F. and Fianna Fuller Sheriff, he was retired from the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, Hampden Township.

Mr. Sheriff was a member of American Legion Post 109 and a founding member of The Mechanicsburg Museum Association. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys R. Kimmel Sheriff; a stepdaughter, Mary J. Snyder of Mechanicsburg; a stepson, Scott M. Koser Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; two brothers, Charles W. and Seth R. of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Mae Hartman of Mechanicsburg and Mary Neidig of Carlisle; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Lower Allen Township. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Mechanicsburg Area Foundation, P.O. Box 312, Mechanicsburg 17055.

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Mary M. Shuman, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997.
Born Oct. 26, 1913 in Hazelton, she was the widow of Joseph Shuman.

Mrs. Shuman was retired from the Navy Ship Yards, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Surviving is her sister, Helen of Hazelton.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. John Kratz officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Hampden Township.

Friends may call from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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James W. Chamberlin, 72, of 265 Newburg Road, Newburg, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 at home.
Born Feb. 13, 1925 in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late Urie and Blanche Rotz Chamberlin.

Mr. Chamberlin retired in 1986 from Shippensburg University, where he was head custodian at Heiges Field House.

He was a member of Middle Spring Presbyterian Church and Fort Morris Chapter AARP. He was a life member of Vigilant Hose Company and Cumberland Valley Hose Company, both of Shippensburg ,and a life member and charter member of Newburg Hopewell Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Means Chamberlin; a son, James E. "Ed" of Newburg; two daughters, Janice C. Ile of Newburg and Brenda K. Fink of Shippensburg; two brothers, Berkley L. and M. Dean, both of Shippensburg; two sisters, Bertha Yocum of Newburg and Sarah Heefner of Shippensburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, 135 Middle Spring Road, Shippensburg, with the Rev. James R. Richwine and the Rev. Lois Richwine officiating. Burial will be in Middle Spring Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg 17201.

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Caroline DeVito Stone, 64, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in Port Charlotte. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

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Eileen R. Messner, 77, of Dillsburg, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.
Born July 25, 1922 in Harrisburg, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Eller Redfern, she was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in her church with the Rev. Leo M. Goodman III as celebrant.

Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. Friends may call from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in her church on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 310 Hertzler Drive, Mechanicsburg 17055. Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg will handle the arrangements.

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Alice K. Raffensberger, 72, of 157 N. West St., Carlisle died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.
Born March 15, 1925 in Grantham, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Clara Bertha Teahl Heffelfinger. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by a son, Michael W. Raffensberger of Carlisle; a daughter, Dianne L. Heaster of Carlisle; two sisters, Frances Tibbons of Dillsburg and Pearl McCauslin of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor John Kratz officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

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Mass of Christian burial for Nicholas S. "Nick" Riso, 66, of 1709 Fox Hunt Lane, Susquehanna Township, will be at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, on Thursday at 10 a.m.
He died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in Cooper University Hospital.

Born Nov. 29, 1930 in Batavia, N.Y., he was the son of the late Andrew and Josephine Zito Riso.

A graduate of Batavia High School and Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., he was retired as president and CEO of Giant Foods Inc. and as executive vice president for retail operations of Ahold USA Inc. in Parsippany, N.J., Giant's parent company.

He previously was executive vice president and COO of Hills Supermarkets in Long Island, N.Y. and vice president and general manager for Allied Supermarkets of Detroit. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Natalie C. Riso; a daughter, Andrea M. Riso of Harrisburg; a son, Nicholas F. Riso of Eden Prarie, Minn.; six sisters, Josephine Battaglia and Terry Suozzi of Cape Coral, Fla., Rose Battaglia, Frances Gravanda and Pauline Gullo of Fort Myers, Fla. and Mary Davidson of Batavia; and one grandchild.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew and Harry Riso.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Friends will be received at Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, Susquehanna Township, today from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to his church or to Ronald McDonald House, 311 S. 6th St., Camden, N.J. 08103.

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Funeral services for Dalton L. Rumberger, 71, of Carlisle, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Aurand Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.
He died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.

Born Sept. 22, 1926 in Uniontown, he was a son of the late C. Lee and Jessie H. Hollinger Rumberger and the widower of the late Nancy L. Walker, who passed away June 6, 1994 after 41 years of marriage.

He retired from APV Rockford Inc., Rockford, Ill., where he served as vice president of sales for 20 years. He also worked for Fikes Dairy, Uniontown from 1978 to 1984. Prior to that he worked for Cherry Burrell Corp., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was in sales and sales management for 20 years.

He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1943, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1946 aboard the USS Schroeder. After discharge, he received a bachelor's degree in agricultural science from Penn State University.

Mr. Rumberger was a member of the Syria Temple of Pittsburgh, Penn State Alumni Association, Penn State Letterman's Club, the Nittany Lion Club and the U.S. Navy Memorial Association.

He is survived by three daughters, Sue R. Foster and Jane R. Long of Midlothian, Va. and Amy R. Palma of Wintersville, Ohio; a son, Jeffrey S. Rumberger of Allen, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl E. Rumberger in 1993.

The Rev. Dr. H. Pat Albright will officiate at Saturday's services. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown, where graveside military services will be held by American Legion Post 23, Beaver Springs.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Breast Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 66373, Washington, D.C. 20035.

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Mass of Christian burial for Caroline A. DeVito Stone, 64, 22183 Lancaster Ave., Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Carlisle, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Shrine Church, 140 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle.
She died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 in Bon Secourse St. Joseph Hospital, Port Charlotte.

Born Oct. 15, 1933 in Selingrove, she was the daughter of the late Peter J. and Margaret M. DeVito and the widow of Stanley John Stone, who died in May 1982.

She was an office manager and executive secretary at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. She worked for the Diocese of Harrisburg before moving to Port Charlotte.

She also belonged to St. Charles Borromeo and was a former member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle.

Surviving are a son, Thomas M. Stone of Bolinas, Calif.; two daughters, Karen Ann Fritz of McLean, Va. and Deborah Sue Nickel of Carlisle; and five grandchildren.

Monsignor Leo Biserschmitt will preside at Saturday's mass. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, North Middleton Township.

Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destine Road, Maitland, Fla. 32751-7105.

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Services for Luther W. Warner, 82, of RD 2, Newport, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Boyer Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield.
He died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997 at his Juniata Township home.

Born Feb. 25, 1915 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Irvin and Mamie Fitting Warner.

Mr. Warner owned and operated Paul's Electric Service in Penbrook. He was a member of St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg and he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Katharine B. Schonek Warner; two daughters, Kathie Alvanitakis of RR 3, Newport and Barbara Warner of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren; and a niece.

The Rev. Ronald Sell will officiate at Thursday's services. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Garden, Harrisburg.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 118 State St., Harrisburg 17101 or Comfort Hospice Care, 205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

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Ernest E. "Pete" Wilkes, 77, of Seffner, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 at his residence.
Born Oct. 6, 1920 in Oak Park, Ga., he lived in the Tampa area since moving in 1988 from Mechanicsburg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the Navy after 22 years.

Survivors are his wife, Ann Hejnar Wilkes; two sons, John Wilkes of Carlisle and Mark Wilkes of Dauphin; a daughter, Catherine Peters of Lewisberry; a stepdaughter, Annette M. Dunn of Mechanicsburg; two brothers, Curtis Wilkes of Pooler, Ga. and Jerry Wilkes of Vidalia, Ga.; a sister, Emma Jean Catiloga of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Stowers Funeral Home, 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Fla., is in charge of the arrangements.

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A memorial service for Bradford Yaggy, 89, a resident of Thornwald Home, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Thornwald Home, 442 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.
He died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 at Carlisle Hospital.

Born March 21, 1908 in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Arthur F. Jr. and Bertha Durand Yaggy and the widower of Kathryn E. Fisler Yaggy.

He was a graduate of Lafayette College, Easton in 1931 where he was president of the senior class. He sold life insurance in the Philadelphia area and he also worked for the former Carlisle Deposit Bank and Commonwealth National Bank.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle. He also was a member of the Carlisle Lions Club, where he was a former treasurer, and also the MORA Club of the YMCA, Carlisle.

Surviving are a son, Bradford Yaggy Jr., of Bozeman, Mont.; a brother, Calvin D. Yaggy of Hanover; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Anna Thompson will officiate at the memorial service. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Township.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions can be made to Thornwald Home.

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Janet M. Sowers, 74, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home will announce arrangements when complete.

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Funeral services for Marion P. Culp, 92, of 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.
She died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village.

She was born Oct. 17, 1905 in Menallen Township, Adams County, a daughter of the late Daniel M. and Daisy C. Weigle Hoffman and the widow of Gilbert Culp, who died in 1944.

She was a self-employed seamstress most of her life.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Arendtsville, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Arendtsville Fire Company and the Upper Adams Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a sister, Helen Dainty of Gettysburg, and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Martin J. Carlson will officiate at Friday's services. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Arendtsville, or Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer David E. Kelly, 77, of Seward, formerly of Newburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 at Lee Hospital.
He was born Sept. 28, 1920 in Seward, the son of the late Charles A. and Margaret H. Rager Kelly. He was a graduate of Johnstown High School, class of 1938.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, he retired after 20 years of service in the Quartermaster Corp. He also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier after 17 years of service.

Mr. Kelly was a member of Armagh United Methodist Church, VFW Post 734 of Ligonier, American Legion Byers-Tosh Post 267 of Ligonier, Retired Officers' Association, 29th Division Association, and the U.S. Merchant Mariners.

He is survived by two sons, Michael C. Kelly of Carlisle; Sgt. Maj. US Army Ret. David E. Kelly of Port St. Joe, Fla; two daughters, Margaret H. Kelly of Armagh and Abigail W. McGinnis of Seward; a brother, Clyde A. of Seward; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant sister Flornell and three brothers, Charles A., Jack R., and Curtis W. Kelly.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. John E. Flower Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Diane L. Michaels, 56, 1327 Baltimore Road, Shippensburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.
Born June 24, 1941 in Chambersburg, she is the daughter of M. Louise Rhone Heberlig, Chambersburg and the late Ernest B. Heberlig.

Retired in 1993 from Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, she was a member of Grace United Church of Christ and First Court Chapter 470 Order of Eastern Star.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Bobby E. Michaels, and a daughter, Kim D. Michaels of Churchville, Md.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ernest N. Rumbaugh Jr. officiating.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 121 E. Orange St., Shippensburg 17257 or the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 452 E. King St., Chambersburg 17201.

Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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ervices for Ronald L. Miller, 42, 11 W. Main St., New Bloomfield, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Boyer Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield.
He died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 at the home of his daughter.

Born April 4, 1955, the son of the late Allen H. and Arlene Crost, he was a retired truck driver and a former employee of Leb Arnold Trucking Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Miller of Landisburg and Brenda Miller of New Bloomfield; a stepson, Scott Kerstetter of Altoona; a stepdaughter, Tina Patrick of Delaware; a brother, John Miller of Lemoyne; a sister, Joan Gale of Pittsburgh; two stepbrothers, Gilbert and Daniel Miller, both of Mechanicsburg; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. Larry Bidwell will officiate at Friday's services. Interment will be in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Ronald L. Miller Memorial Fund, c/o Keystone Financial, P.O. Box 7, New Bloomfield 17068.

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Funeral services for Bena Mae Stoltzfus, 6, 10389 Newburg Road, Orrstown, will be held Wednesday at noon at the Ben K. Lantz residence, 8804 Otterbein Church Road, Newburg.
She died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Lurgan Township, Franklin County as a result of an automobile-carriage accident.

Born Dec. 7, 1990 in Mt. Joy Township, Adams County, she is a daughter of Daniel J. and Suzanne Lantz Stoltzfus. She was a first grade student at the Otterbein School, Newburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Benjamin R. Stoltzfus; three sisters, Miriam A. Stoltzfus, Elizabeth R. Stoltzfus and Anna R. Stoltzfus, all at home; paternal grandparents, Moses S. and Elizabeth Stoltzfus of Wayne County, Ind.; maternal grandparents, Ben K. and Bena S. Lantz of Newburg; maternal great-grandmothers, Eva Kauffman of Newburg and Sarah Lantz of Myerstown.

Burial will be in Mountainview Amish Cemetery, Lurgan Township, Franklin County. For religious reasons, the family requests the omission of flowers.

Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral services for Janet M. Sowers, 74, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.
She died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.

She was born March 12, 1923 in Mt. Holly Springs, a daughter of the late Gordon and Alva Marie Warner Rupp and the widow of Harry Sherman and William Wesley Sowers.

Mrs. Sowers was retired from the former Sylvania Shoe Co. She was a member of Mt. Holly Springs Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Dolphin Ministry at the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, and a life member of the VFW Post 7343 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survived by three sons, William D. Sowers of St. Thomas, Pa., John E. Sowers of Harrisburg and Harry G. Armolt of Mt. Holly Springs; two daughters, Naomi Bodkins of New Hampshire and Karen Sowers of Pratt, Vt.; a sister, Gertrude R. McKillip of Mechanicsburg; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces.

The Rev. Bradley Knepp and the Rev. J. Kenneth Barner will officiate at Thursday's services.

Interment will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Dolphin Ministry, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065.

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Services for Robert S. Knepper, 89, of 907 Ginko Ave., Messiah Village, Upper Allen Township, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grantham Brethren in Christ Church, Grantham.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 in his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1908 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Adam and Nellie Ausherman Knepper.

A retired farmer, Mr. Knepper was a member of Grantham Brethren in Christ Church and a former deacon of Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mae E. Pyke Knepper; a son, Nelson of Camp Hill; seven daughters, Janet Niesley of York, Sylvia Nichols of Studio City, Calif., Pauline Potteiger of New Kingstown, Fern Musser of Upland, Calif., Lois Wolgemuth of Mechanicsburg, Beth Knepper of Fresno, Calif., and Anita Stern of Pleasant Hill, Ohio; a foster daughter, Pearl Weuschinski of Collingdale; four brothers, Paul of Lexington, N.C., Lewis and Abner, both of Chambersburg and Joseph of Leola; a sister, Miriam Stern of Philadelphia; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Dr. Robert B. Ives, the Rev. Mary Jane Davis and the Rev. J. Robert Lehman will officiate at Saturday's service. Burial will be in Grantham Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 2015, Mechanicsburg 17055, or to his church's building fund, Grantham 17027.

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Services for Max H. Manning, 90, of 40 Pfautz Road, Duncannon, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.

Born Sept. 15, 1907 in Duncannon, he was a son of the late Josiah C. and Mary M. Wevodau Manning and the widower of Nellie Pines Manning.

Mr. Manning was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Co.

He was a member of Perry Lodge 458 F&AM of Marysville; Harrisburg Consistory; VFW Post 255 of Duncannon; PUB Pool team; a canteen member of American Legion Post 340 of Duncannon; and Duncannon High School Alumni Association.

Surviving are his stepson, Robert K. Pines of York, and four step-grandchildren.

The Rev. Dorothy H. Mitchell will officiate at Friday's service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 301 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

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Funeral services for Janet M. Sowers, 74, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs, were held today at 11 a.m. in Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.
She died Monday, Oct. 27, 1997 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.

She was born March 12, 1923 in Mt. Holly Springs, a daughter of the late Gordon and Elva Marie Warner Rupp and the widow of Harry Sherman and William Wesley Sowers.

Mrs. Sowers was retired from the former Sylvania Shoe Co. She was a member of Mt. Holly Springs Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Dolphin Ministry at the Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, and a life member of the VFW Post 7343 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survived by three sons, William D. Sowers of St. Thomas, Pa., John E. Sowers of Harrisburg and Harry G. Armolt of Mt. Holly Springs; two daughters, Naomi Bodkins of New Hampshire and Karen Sowers of Pratt, Vt.; a sister, Gertrude R. McKillip of Mechanicsburg; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces.

The Rev. Bradley Knepp and the Rev. J. Kenneth Barner officiated at Thursday's services. Interment was in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Dolphin Ministry, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065.

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Memorial services for Robert A. Manning, 47, of 105 Greason Road, Plainfield, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at home.

Born July 17, 1950 in Plainfield, the son of Martha "Evelyn" Brehm Manning, with whom he lived, and the late John H. Manning Jr., he graduated in 1969 from Big Spring High School and was a self-employed painter. He was of Protestant faith.

Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons, Michael A. and Matthew S., both of Newburg; a sister, Nancy C. Brewer of Troy; two grandchildren; and two nieces.

The Rev. Richard L. Hadfield will officiate at Monday's services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Services for Harvey S. Peters Sr., 86, of 111 Ann St., Duncannon, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church, New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at home.

Born April 7, 1911 in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late William F. and Mary Parson Peters and the widower of Blanche Wilt Peters.

A retired employee of PP&L, he attended Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church.

He is survived by four sons, William S. of Liverpool, Harvey S. Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Paul E. of Newport and Andrew L. Peters of RD 4, Duncannon; three daughters, H. Sue Mullen and Joyce E. Schaar of Duncannon and Donna R. Deatrick of RD 1, New Bloomfield; two brothers, Albert Sr. of York Haven and John of Duncannon; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. William Baublitz will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, RD 4, Duncannon. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon, and Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. in his church.

Memorials can be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110 or Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church, 618 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon 17020.

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Funeral services for retired Maj. Kenneth Earl Reaka of Reservoir Road, Upper Allen Township, will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 in Randallstown, Md.

Born March 26, 1920 in Bushong, Kan., he was the son of the late Earl and Della Firch Reaka and the widower of Julia Reaka. Retired from TRW, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines.

He is survived by a son, Kenneth M. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three daughters, Sandra M. Reaka of Lewisberry, Linda D. Antoon of Enon, Ohio and Darlene L. Israel of Reisterstown, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

Burial with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

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Doyle Sherman "Jack" Poorman, 90, of Newville, formerly of Silver Springs Township, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997 in Swaim Health Center, Newville.

Arrangements will be announced when completed by Egger Funeral Home, Newville.


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