|ROSALIE JUNE BOWERS
Rosalie June Wingert Bowers, 84, of Middletown and formerly of Hummelstown,
passed away Monday, June 2, 2003, at The Middletown Home.
Born in Chambersburg on May 12, 1919, she was the daughter of the late
Ira Heller Wingert and Minnie Ann Perry Wingert.
She retired as an Administrative Clerk from the PA Liquor Control Board.
She was Protestant by Faith. She was the youngest girl in the graduating
class of 1936 of the former Swatara Township High School. She was an Army
Veteran having served in World War II. She was a member of the former Swatara
Township High School Alumni Association; the Pennsylvania Association of
Retired State Employees; Golden Age Club of Hummelstown; WAC-VETS; and
the American Association of Retired Persons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Bowers on August
She is survived by a step daughter, Winifred J. wife of Joseph C. Naples
of Middletown; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces
Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 9, 2003 at 11 AM in the
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown
with The Rev. Roanld G. VanBlargan officiating. Interment will be held
in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township. Friends are invited
to call in the funeral home from 10 AM until time of the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 3211 North Front Street, Suite 100,
Harrisburg, Pa 17110.
RUTH M. LENKER
Ruth M. Straub Lenker, 83, of Elizabethtown and formerly of Grantville
and Hershey, passed away Friday, May 30, 2003, in the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown.
Born in Derry Township on April 17, 1920, she was the daughter of the
late Harry J. and Sarah Snavely Straub. She retired from the Nationwide
Insurance Company. She was a graduate of the former Swatara Township High
School. She was a member of the East Hanover Church of God. She enjoyed
reading, cross stitching and doing New York Times crossword puzzles; and
was an avid Phillies baseball fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland H. Lenker, on April
She is survived by one son, Terry R. Lenker husband of Barbara Heinbach
Lenker of Hummelstown; one daughter, Judith A. Rankin wife of Jack E. Rankin,
of Palmyra; three sisters, Pauline Gassert, Lillian “Dolly” Gibson wife
of Lester Gibson, and Edie Fisher all of Pine Grove; one brother, Joseph
Hawk of Hershey; four grandchildren, Deborah S. Boyer wife of Andrew Boyer
and Steven T. Lenker husband of Jodi Bair Lenker both of Harrisburg, Lesle
A. Rotter wife of Paul Rotter of Douglasville, and Linda Rankin of Fuqua
Varina, NC; and five great-grandchildren, Faith Lenker and Zachary Lenker
both of Hershey, Madelyn Rotter of Douglasville, and Kyle Drewry and Jessica
Drewry both of Fuqua Varina, NC.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother,
Richard Straub, and a sister, Helen Keesey.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 6, 2003 at 11 AM in the
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown
with The Rev. Richard R. Hanshaw, Jr., officiating. Interment will be in
the Shoop’s Cemetery, Lower Paxton Township. Friends are invited to call
Friday in the funeral home from 9:30 AM until time of the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the East Hanover
Church of God, c/o Merlin Rhoad, 10507 Mountain Road, Grantville, PA 17028
or to the Masonic Homes, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
JOSEPH C. BLANCHARD
Joseph C. Blanchard, 81, of Hershey, and formerly of Fort Lauderdale,
FLA, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2003, in the Veterans Administration
Medical Center, Lebanon.
Born in Orono, Maine, on October 27, 1921, he was the son of the late
Philip and Edythe Southerland Carter. He retired as a cab driver in Fort
Lauderdale. He was an Army veteran having served in World War II. He was
a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3502, Hershey.
He is survived by one son, William Blanchard husband of Deborah Yantz
Blanchard of Hershey; one daughter, Des Ashmeade of Monticello, NY; three
sisters, Marilyn, Caroline and Wilma; one brother, Albert; six grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Wednesday, June
4, 2003 at 1 PM in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township,
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown,
is handling the arrangements.
LINDA L. WYLAND SWARTZ
Linda L. Wyland Swartz, 89, formerly of Perry County and Country Meadows
of Hershey, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the Messiah Village,
Born in Millerstown on April 1, 1914, she was the daughter of the late
James and Cora Edna Fahnestock Wyland.
She retired from the Pennsylvania State Department of Benefits and
was a former employee of the Hershey Chocolate Company 2nd and 3rd floor
wrapping department. She enjoyed sewing and doing crafts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Swartz on January
She is survived by 2 brothers, Roy D. Wyland of Baltimore, MD and Howard
J. Wyland of New Kingstown.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter,
Vivian R. Sgrignoli; a brother Raymond M. Wyland and two sisters, Margaret
M. Bechtel and Ida Mae Chase.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 30, 2003 at 11 AM in the
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street Hummelstown.
Interment will be in the Stoverdale Cemetery, Hummelstown. Friends are
invited to call Thursday, May 29, 2003 from 7 to 9 in the funeral home
and on Friday at 10 AM until time of the services.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Stoverdale United
Methodist Church, P O Box 153, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
THOMAS G. STAPF
Thomas G. Stapf, 61, of Hershey, passed away Friday, May 16, 2003,
in the Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Harrisburg on September 11, 1941, he was the son of the Mary
Sullivan Stapf of Mechanicsburg and the late John S. Stapf. He was a Contract
Administrator for Rite Aid Corporation, Camp Hill, and had formerly worked
in the family’s business - the John Stapf Corporation. He was a 1960 graduate
of Malvern Prep School, and attended the University of Miami and Elizabethtown
College. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey.
He was a former member of the Hershey Rotary Club, the Curling Team of
the Hershey Country Club, and a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House,
Hershey. He was an avid auto racing fan, enjoyed working in the outdoors
and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years,
Susan Deckard Stapf; two sons, Thomas G. Stapf, Jr. and his wife, Wilhelmina
Richards Stapf of Elizabethtown, John N. Stapf and his wife, Christine
Heimbach Stapf of Maytown; two grandchildren; Sarah Elizabeth Stapf of
Maytown and Samuel Wilson Stapf of Elizabethtown; a brother, John S. Stapf
and his wife Anne McManus Stapf of Harrisburg, and a sister, M. Barbara
Cleveland and her husband C. E. Thomas Cleveland of Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 10:30
AM in the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 114 State Street, Harrisburg
with The Rev. Msgr. Hugh A. Overbaugh of St. Catherine Laboure Roman Catholic
Church as celebrant. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Swatara
Friends are invited to call on Monday, May 19, 2003 from 7 to 9 PM
at the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown.
Rosary will be recited at 8:30 PM Monday in the funeral home.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald
House, 745 West Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033, or to the American Cancer
Society Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Avenue Hummelstown, PA 17036.
GEORGE W. DEIMLER
George W. Deimler, 94, formerly of Hummelstown, passed away Thursday,
May 8, 2003, in the Integrated Health Services of Hershey at the Woodlands.
Born in Chambers Hill on March 5, 1909, he was the son of the late
George W. Sr. and Susan Logan Deimler. He retired from the Hershey Foods
Corporation where he was a rigger; and had worked part-time for the Hummelstown
Cemetery and the former Hesteco Dress & Sportswear Manufacturing Company,
Hummelstown. He was a 1926 graduate of the former Swatara Township High
School. He was a member of the former Hummelstown Church of the Brethren
He was a former member of the Hummelstown Cemetery Association Board, and
the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 410, Middletown. He was an avid hunter
and gun collector.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion M. Love Deimler, on March
He is survived by one son, Bryan L. Deimler of Bainbridge; two daughters,
Beryl E. Brown of Beaver, Utah, and Wendy wife of Richard L. Nunemacher
of Harrisburg; two sisters, Mildred Lichtenfels of York Springs, and Margaret
Gochnaur of Middletown; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren; and
1 great great grandson.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a son Barry W.
Deimler on December 18, 1960, and a daughter, Marilyn Keever on December
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment
will be in the Hummelstown Cemetery.
Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the American Heart
Association, Capital region, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill, PA 17011-7705;
“PAWS”, PO Box 344, Harrisburg, PA 17108 or to the Hummelstown Chemical
Fire Company No. 1, P O BOX 312, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
Arthur H. Ellison
Fredericksburg - Arthur H. Ellison, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 26 at his
Born in Toronto, Canada, he was the son of the late George and Gertrude
He was retired from the Lebanon Steel Foundry.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Kimmel Ellison; two daughters,
Cindy Donley of York and Sheila Ellison of Camp Hill; four sons, Steven
of Grafton Ontario, Ward of Hegins, Scott of Myerstown and Keith of Lebanon;
a sister, Elva Bailey of Toronto, Canada; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.
Anna D. Cann
Harrisburg - Anna D. Cann, 75, of 1205 South 28th St., died Friday,
Jan. 24 at Dauphin Manor.
She was the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Edith L. Wiest and was
a former employee as a medical secretary at a number of dental offices
in the Harrisburg area.
Surviving are a sister, Janice Lark of Hummelstown; a brother, Donald
Wiest of Harrisburg; a cousin, Jean Kehler of Valley View; four nephews,
Randy Lark of Halifax andKeith Wiest, Karl Wiest and Ron Wiest, all of
Harrisburg; and a niece, Sandy Wiest of Hegins.
Funeral services were private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Social Activities Director, Dauphin
Manor, 1205 South 28th St., Harrisburg 17111.
Lorane A. Signor-Bordner
Millersburg - Lorane A. Signor-Bordner, 44, of 521 Berrysburg Road,
died Sunday, Jan. 26 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Norma
Surviving are her husband, Phillip E. Bordner; a son, Clyde E. Signor
III of Millersburg; a brother, Frank Hoover of Carlisle; four sisters,
Shirley Hoover of Harrisburg, Joanne Malseed of Carlisle, Deborah McDonald
of Ohio and Judy Kline of York; and three grandchildren.
Viewing was held Jan. 29 at the Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg.
Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Evelyn S. Mende
Elizabethville - Evelyn "Lynne" S. Mende, 85, formerly of Hummelstown,
died Saturday, Jan. 25 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born May 26, 1917 in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late
Anton and Eleanor Jacobi Schmitt and was a graduate of Passaic High School.
She was a homemaker and docent at the Hershey Museum and also served
as a volunteer at the Hershey Medical Center.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dauphin and a charter member
of Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, N.J.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
William C. Mende.
Surviving are three sons, William R. of Elizabethville, Alan F. of
Hummelstown and Robert C. of Kempton; a daughter, Lynette N. Mende Siedlecki
of Buffalo, N.Y.; four granchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at Trefz and Bowser Funeral Home,
Inc. in Hummelstown. Burial was in Neshanic Cemetery in Neshanic, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran
Church Building Fund, 405 Swatara St., Dauphin 17018.
Lester T. Reigle
Halifax - Lester T. Reigle, 71, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of the
Halifax area, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge,
Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine
Serucsak Reigle. He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and was a
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was a retired supreme secretary for Moose International and a member
of Moose Lodge No. 2129 in Canton, Ga. and American Legion Post No. 147
in Hopeville, Ga.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Zimmerman Reigle; a son, Mark P.
of Halifax; two step-sons, Tom Border of Hummelstown and Chuck Thompson
of Midway, Tex.; four step-daughters, Nancy Harris of Elizabethville, Linda
Jury of Millersburg, Cindy Cave of Halifax and Terri Sue Morgan of Camp
Hill; a sister, Rosemary Morgan of Gratz; two grandchildren; 13 step-grand-
children; and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Vilma Messner.
Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in
Millersburg. Burial was in Long's Cemetery in Halifax.
Anna E. Yeager
Millersburg - Anna E. Yeager, 73, of 1366 Route 25, died Tuesday, Jan.
28 at Susquehanna Lutheran Village.
Born in Fearnot, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Flora Zignor
Shade. She was a retired clerk from the Millersburg Furniture Center and
was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ Church in Millersburg.
Surviving are her husband, Harry E. "Bud;" a son, Randy of Millersburg;
a daughter, Carolyn Heiserman of Millersburg; a brother, Clayton Shade
of Sacramento; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at her church. Burial was in David's
Church Cemetery in Killinger.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United
Church of Christ Church, 235 Center St., Millersburg 17061 or Susquehanna
Lutheran Village, 990 Medical Road, Millersburg 17061.
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Beverly J. Brewbaker
silver spring Twp. - Beverly J. Brewbaker, 67, of Silver Spring Twp.,
died Monday, Jan. 27 at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church
She is survived by her husband, Galen R. Brewbaker; three daughters,
Debra A. Zearing of Halifax, Linda D. Janicsko of Dover and Wendy F. McCommon
of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Ronald Eppley of Lewisberry; a sister, Dorothy
Harbold of New Cumberland; and seven grand- children.
Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc. in Lemoyne. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park in
Lower Allen Twp.
The family would appreciate flowers or if preferred, memorial contributions
may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813 Jonestown
Road, Harrisburg 17109.
Richard M. Kupp
Lykens - Richard M. "Rick" Kupp, 40, of 713 Market St., died Tuesday,
He was a graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School and a self-employed
truck driver. He was a member of Lykens United Methodist Church; coach
of both the Lykens Little League Baseball Association and the Lykens Little
Tigers football team and served as a baseball and softball umpire.
Surviving are his wife, Dolores Zilinski Kupp; his mother, Donna M.
Matter of Lykens; two sisters, Tracy Forrest of Oakmont and Stacy Jenkins
of Wiconisco; two step-brothers, David Matter of Harrisburg and Troy Matter
of Lykens; and a step-sister, Tracy Erdman of Millersburg.
Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at John R. Shultz Funeral Home in
Lykens. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lykens Little League Association,
PO Box 210, Wiconisco 17097.
C. Robert Budd
Lykens - C. Robert Budd, 91, of 532 Main St., died Wednesday, Jan.
29 at his home.
He was the co-owner of the former Budd Theatre and was involved for
twenty years with Dauphin County politics as controller, commissioner and
executive director of the Pennsylvania State Commissioners Association.
He was a member of St. Christopher Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy H. Spangler Budd; a son, Richard K.
of Watchung, N.J.; two daughters, Roberta Nelson of Seneca Falls, N.Y.
and Lauretta Varano of Harrisburg; a sister, Barbara Budd of Lykens; six
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family at Calvary
United Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco.
John R Shultz Funeral Home in Lykens was in charge of arrangements.
Constance R. Shatto
Enola - Constance Romaine Matter Shatto, 70, died Monday, Jan. 27 at
She was a 1950 graduate of Enola High School and a member of Summerdale
United Methodist Church for 50 years, where she served on various committees.
She was a retired supervisor from the Electro Diagnostic Department
of Polyclinic Medical Center, with 31 years of service. She also was the
recording secretary for the Mechanicsburg Learning Center. She served as
historian for PinnacleHealth Auxiliary and was a former member of the Altrusa
Club of Harrisburg; a member of the National Cardiologist Technology Association;
and one of the founders of the American Cardiology Technologist Association.
Surviving are her husband Earl; a son, Steven of New Oxford; a daughter,
Lori Neiman of Spring Grove; four brothers, Franklin Matter of Dauphin,
Fred Matter of Marysville, and Ted and William Matter, both of Enola; two
sisters, Shirley Sprignoli of Enola and Gail Thorton of New Cumberland;
and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at her church in Summerdale. Burial
was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Lower Paxton Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Summerdale
United Methodist Church, PO Box 190, Summerdale 17093.
Edith I. Paul
Leck Kill - Edith I. Paul, 72, of HC 63, died Saturday, Feb. 1 at Shamokin
Area Community Hospital in Coal Twp.
Born August 30, 1930 in Klingerstown RR 1, she was the daughter of
the late Charles Raymond Zartman and Gertie M. Kieffer Zartman and was
the widow of Hilbert R. "Hip" Paul.
She was educated in the Upper Mahanoy Twp. schools and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Himmel's Church in Rebuck, where she served
on Altar Guild and Women of the Church, and was a member of Idella Rebekah
Lodge No. 58 of Dornsife.
She was preceded in death by a sister Arlene Wetzel.
Surviving are three daughters, Gayle Rebuck and Pamela Paul, both of
Leck Kill, and Linda Moyer of Sunbury RR3; two sisters, Ruth Fetterolf
of Pitman RR 1 and Esther Lehman of Dalmatia RR 1; three brothers, Guy
Zartman of Pitman RR 1, Lee Zartman of Herndon RR1 and Earl Zartman of
Dalmatia RR 1; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Himmel's
Church in Rebuck.
Viewing will be held 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial
will be in Himmel's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Himmel's Church
Memorial Fund, Rebuck 17867 or to Mahantongo Valley Ambulance Association,
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home of Klingerstown RR1 is in charge
Mariam Rae Cirullo
Valley View - Mariam Rae Cirullo, 82, of 1812 W. Main St., died Saturday,
Feb. 1 in Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Dec. 18, 1920 in Tremont, she was the daughter of the late Riley
and Bertha Stahl Koppenhaver and was the widow of Harry Cirullo.
She was a 1938 graduate of the former Tremont High School and was a
retired seamstress at the Libro Shirt Factory in Lykens. She was a member
of Joliett United Methodist Church and Tri-Valley Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Warren and Kenneth
Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Littich of Sacramento; a sister, Elizabeth
Bettinger of Newtown; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home in
Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Tremont.
Edna I. Warfield
Orwin - Edna I. Warfield, 96, of the Lebanon Valley Home in Annville,
formerly of Orwin, died Friday, Jan. 31 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon.
Born Jan. 3, 1907 in Orwin, she was a daughter of the late David and
Lydia Fetterhoff Batdorf and was the widow of Harry Warfield.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Reinerton.
In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by a son, Lamarr;
a sister, Ann and a brother, Darwin.
Surviving are a son, Stanley of Lebanon; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 4 in the chapel of the Dimon Funeral
Homes, Inc. in Tower City. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery in Orwin.
Memorial donations may be made to Lebanon Valley Home, 550 E. Main
St. Annville 17003.
Michael E. Wilt II
Millersburg - Michael E. Wilt II, 62, of 890 State St., died Friday,
Jan. 31 at his home.
Born in Upper Paxton Twp., he was the son of the late Richard and Ruth
Welker Wilt and was a graduate of Millersburg High School; Montana University
with a degree in forestry and Penn State school of turf management.
He was a machinist at Alvord-Polk Tool Company in Millersburg and former
part owner of the Lykens Valley Golf Course and Steak House. He was a member
of Grace United Methodist Church in Millersburg; Susquehanna Lodge No.
364 F&AM; Millersburg Forest No. 125 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon
and American Legion No 326. He was a past member of the Millersburg Lions
Club; a past board member of the Millersburg Area School District; past
president of the Central Pennsylvania Golf Course Superintendents Association;
and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the 82nd airborne division.
Surviving are his wife Joanne M. Brightbill Wilt; a son, M. Edward
III of Hummelstown; two daughters, Dr. Faith M. Wilt of Hershey and Heather
M. Kauffman of York Haven; a sister, Patricia Lowery of Halifax; and a
Preceding him in death was a brother, John D. Wilt.
Memorial services were held Feb. 4 at his church. Masonic rites and
military honors also were held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his church; to
VNA Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 3315 Derry St., Harrisburg 17111;
or to Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, PO Box 33, Millersburg 1706.
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Robert S. Grimm
Tower City - Robert S. Grimm, 82, of Tower City RD, died Friday, Jan.
31 at his home.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired mechanic from
Ft. Indiantown Gap in Annville.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Preceding him in death was his first wife, Naomi C. Barry, and a brother.
Surviving are his wife, Maureen M. Elison Shadle; two daughters, Barbara
Stutzman and Roberta Masarik, both of Tower City; two step-sons, Brian
Shadle of Muir and Kerry Shadle of Tower City; a half brother, Samuel Stephen
Grimm of Clearwater, Fla; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and numerous step-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life service was held Feb. 3 in the chapel of Dimon
Funeral Homes, Inc. in Tower City. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, one Norwegian Plaza, Pottsville
Charles W. Roland
DAUPHIN - Charles William Roland, 92, of 1015 Lee Drive, died Thursday,
Jan. 30, at Harrisburg Hospital.
He was the son of the late Peter and Mary Roland and was a foreman
with the Harrisburg Water Department.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine O. Roland of Dauphin; three daughters,
Mary C. Chamberlin of Enola, Betty Louise Opdenaker of Bellmawr, N.J. and
Elaine M. Friese of Annville; 11 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren;
and 2 great-great- grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 3 at Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Homes, Inc. in
Susquehanna Twp. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisburg.
Chester H. Reed
Valley View - Chester Harvey Reed, 89, of 1129 W. Main St., died Thursday,
Jan. 30 at the Schuylkill Center in Pottsville.
Born Nov. 2, 1913 in Hegins Twp., he was the son of the late Harvey
A. and Estella Mae Yoder Reed and was the widower of Marian E. Schrope
He was a 1931 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School and was
retired owner of the former Reed's Service Center in Valley View. He also
worked for his brother at Palmer H. Reed Motor Sales and the Reed family
farm at Hegins RD. In the 1940's, he was a former tax collector for Hegins
He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Valley View;
F&AM Lodge 797 of Valley View; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple
and Hegins/Valley View Rotary Club.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Palmer H. Reed.
Surviving are a son, Donald C. Reed of Lancaster; a daughter, Alice
M. Miller of Valley View; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at his church in Valley View. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church,
Valley View 17983.
Leon F. Richter
TREMONT - Leon F. Richter, 81, of 27 Spring Street, died Monday, Jan.
27 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Born in Tremont, Mar. 28, 1921, he was a son of the late Oscar A. and
Alma Herb Richter. He was a 1939 graduate of Tremont High School and a
1941 graduate of Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, N.J.
He was an independent coal miner and served as past president of Mercury
Coal Company and Emerald Contracting Company., and past vice president
of Kocher Coal Company.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church in Tremont; past president of its council; past president
of the Independent Miners Association and Pine Grove Area school board.
He was a member of the Valley Lodge No. 797, F&AM of Valley View; Brennan
Keip American Legion Post in Tremont and Schuylkill Republican Party Century
He was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Loeb.
Surviving are a son, Kenneth L., of Valley View; a daughter, Susan
Graver Koch of Tremont; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 31 at Minnig-Berger Funeral Home in Tremont.
Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Tremont.
Marie E. Klouser
HEGINS - Marie Elizabeth Klouser, 85, of Tremont Health and Rehabilitation
Center and formerly of Hegins, died Sat, Jan. 18 at Good Samaritan Regional
Medical Center in Pottsville.
Born Nov. 12, 1917 in Lykens Twp., she was the daughter of the late
Darius and Ida Witmer Wiest.
She was a retired janitor of the former Philmark Manufacturing Company
in Valley View and a member of Zion Lutheran (Klinger's) Church in Erdman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Klouser; a son, Kermit;
and two brothers, Raymond and Elwood Wiest.
Surviving are two sons, Charles Klouser of Hegins and Dennis Klouser
of Reinholds; two sisters, Elsie Gradwell of Elizabethville and Irene Teacher
of Harrisburg; and one grandson.
Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Buffington-Reed
Funeral Home in Valley View.
Burial will be in Church of God Cemetery in Valley View.
Clifton "Cliff" Wiley
NEW CUMBERLAND - Clifton "Cliff" Wiley, 83, of 16th Street, formerly
of Penbrook, died Friday, at Holy Spirit Hospital.
He was a graduate of John Harris High School and a retired employee
of the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot, Ship Parts Control Center. He was an
Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II; a member and former trustee of the
Trinity United Methodist Church in Penbrook and a life member of the Pennbrook
Surviving are his wife, Jesse E. Kline Wiley; two sons, Dennis C. of
Hopewell, Va. and Gregg of Penbrook; two daughters, Lynne Richards of Dauphin
and Shari Tamanini of New Cumberland; two sisters, Helen Peel of Tempe,
Ariz. and Marion Bixler of Camp Hill; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 4 at his church. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial
Gardens in West Hanover.
Donations may be made to his church, 3 North 25th Street, Harrisburg
Lorna L. Umholtz
FOUNTAIN - Lorna Lorriane Umholtz, 79, of 244 Fountain Road, died Tuesday,
Jan. 28 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Born in Fountain, Sept. 13, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Herman
and Mae Kauffman Otto.
She had been employed by the former Bonnie's Ceramics in Fountain.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Fountain.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth A., and
two brothers, Palmer and Jay Otto.
Surviving are four sons, Randall of Good Spring, Herman of Enola, Larry
of Fountain, and Dale of Hopatcong, N.J.; a sister, Mary Huntzinger of
Fountain; a brother, Trent Otto of Fountain; six grandchildren; and 12
Services were held Feb. 1 at her church. Burial was Monday, Feb. 3
at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Earle T. Bishop
Millersburg - Earle T. Bishop, 86, of Mifflintown, formerly of Millersburg,
died Sunday, Jan. 5 at his home.
Born March 20, 1916 in Lake Ariel, he was the son of the late Harley
and Helen Collins Bishop.
He worked in many capacities for PP&L and retired in 1978 as a
community affairs representative. After retiring, he was a driver for Leidy's
in Mifflintown. Also, he was a SeaBee, having served in Hawaii with the
U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lewistown; Union
Lodge No. 360; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Shrine and Tall Cedars of Lebanon
and was a former member of the Rotary Club.
He was instrumental in developing the Juniata County Industrial park.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mabel Boland Bishop; a daughter,
Maureen Deibert of Bernardsville, N.J.; and a sister, Ruth Jones of Boynton
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital
for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 19140 or the charity of the
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