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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 1, 1985. 
She is survived by a step daughter, Winifred J. wife of Joseph C. Naples of Middletown; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews 
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 4, 1983. 
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, Lebanon County. 
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, Mechanicsburg. 
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 14, 1953. 
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 Township. 
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 13, 1987. 
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 19, 2000.
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 home.
Born in Toronto, Canada, he was the son of the late George and Gertrude Asby Ellison.
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 Baim Hoover.
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, Ga. 
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 in Lemoyne.
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, Jan. 28.
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 Harrisburg Hospital.
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, Pitman, 17964. 
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home of Klingerstown RR1 is in charge of arrangements.

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 Koppenhaver.
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 Valley View.
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 grandson.
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 17901.

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 Reed.
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 Twp.
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 Club.
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 Fire Company.
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 17103.

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 great-grandchildren.
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 Beach, Fla.
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 donor's choice.

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