|Mildred Mae Hoffman
MILLERSBURG - Mildred Mae Hoffman, 91, of Susquehanna Lutheran Village,
formerly of Spring Glen, died Monday, Dec. 30 at the village.
Born in Porter Twp., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Mary
She was a retired seamstress from Valley View Enterprises in Valley
View and a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Fearnot, where
she was involved in the Pine Hill ladies class and United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Hoffman; and three
brothers, Harvey, John and Marlin Kocher.
Surviving are a nephew and two nieces.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 3 at her church. Burial was in the
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's United Methodist Church,
RD, Sacramento, 17968.
Arrangements were handled by Buffington-Reed Funeral Home in Valley
Elva J. Deibler
ELIZABETHVILLE - Elva J. Deibler, 78, of Route 225, Washington Twp.,
died Sunday, Dec. 29 at the Shamokin Area Community General Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Katie Latsha Weaver.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Berrysburg and a
past employee of the former Mars Footwear and former Weavers Apparel, both
She was preceded in death by her husband, Damon D. Deibler.
Surviving are a son, Donald D. Deibler of Washington Twp.; and nieces
Services were held Friday, Jan. 3 at her church. Burial was in the
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. of Elizabethville handled the arrangements.
Donald A. Seneca
PAXTANG - Donald A. Seneca, 62, died Monday, Dec. 30 at Hershey Medical
He was vice president of marketing and chief operating officer of Diversified
Traffic Products, Inc., Mercury Electronic Division in York and a U.S.
Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He attended the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in
Harrisburg and was a member of Lawnton American Legion Post No. 988; and
a member and past president of the Mid Atlantic Section of the Institute
of Transportation Engineers.
Surviving are his wife, Carole Scheetz Seneca; a daughter, Deborah
L. Seneca of Paxtang; a son, Brian D. Seneca of Paxtang; a sister, Donna
Justus of Dauphin; and a grandson.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3 at his church. Burial was
in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100,
Clair W. Dinger
Harrisburg - Clair W. Dinger, 81, of Dauphin Manor, died Wednesday,
Jan. 1 at the manor.
He was a retired pipe fitter for the former Pennsylvania Railroad and
Conrail. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member
of Halifax VFW Post No. 5750.
He was the widower of Mary Jane Myers Dinger. Surviving are two sons,
Thomas H. of Dillsburg and Steven L. of Lebanon; two daughters, Kathleen
A. Bowman of Etters and Sandra K. Fernangle of Franklintown; two brothers,
Robert of Tower City and Lamar of Dallas; two sisters, Dory Kinzer of Harrisburg
and Nancy Fetterhoff of Tower City; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home
in Harrisburg. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Capital Region Unit, 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 100, Harrisburg 17110.
Paul C. Klinger
Wiconisco - Paul C. Klinger, 79, 1316 Pottsville Street, died Thursday,
Jan. 2 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born in Lykens Dec. 15, 1923, he was the son of the late Paul Sr. and
Jennie Keene Klinger and was the widower of Marie Underkoffler Klinger.
He was a retired supervisor carpenter for H.B. Alexander, Local No.
287 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the American Legion;
a 50 year member of Carpenters Union No. 287; and a member of the National
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a
Surviving are two daughters, Shelley M. Yerges of Wellsboro and Paula
M. Klinger of Wiconisco; three sons, Dennis J. of Dallastown, Barry P.
of Idaho and Stephen K. of Tower City; a sister, Wanda Rodichok of Tower
City; seven grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Jan. 6 in the chapel of Dimon Funeral Homes,
Inc. in Tower City. Burial with full military honors was in Fort Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Medic 6, 446 Main Street, Elizabethville
Ray H. Schreffler
MECHANICSBURG - Ray H. Schreffler, 77, died Monday, Dec. 30 at the
Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence in Susquehanna Twp.
Born Dec. 18, 1925 in Leck Kill, he was a son of the late Charles and
Ada Brosius Schreffler.
He was retired from Buckeye Pipeline and was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Fern E. Giles Schreffler; three sons, Duane
and David of Carlisle and Darryl of Mechanicsburg; a half brother, Harlen
Schreffler of Rebuck; a half sister, Mildred Schreffler of Hegins; and
He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory and a sister, Myrtle Eben.
Graveside services were held Jan. 4 at Rolling Green Memorial Park
in Camp Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice
Residence, 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola 17025.
Roger A. Rupp
MECHANICSBURG - Roger A. Rupp, 47, of 4184 Cove Court, formerly of
Waynesboro, Va., died Sunday, Dec. 29 at his home.
Born Jan. 1, 1955 in Harrisburg, he was the son of Harry J. and Phyllis
James Rupp of Calvin.
He was past manager of the Yellow Freight Terminal in Virginia and
former chairman of the Virginia Truckers Association and the United Way
in Waynesboro, Va.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Harry L. of Calvin;
and two sisters, Jane Noblit of Fisherville and Carolyn J. Kissinger of
Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at the Reinhard Funeral Home in Millersburg.
Burial was in Long's Cemetery in Halifax.
Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel,
106 Pin Oak Lane, Mt. Union 17066.
Betty I. Peters
HARRISBURG - Betty I. Peters, 76, of Lower Paxton Twp., died Monday,
Dec. 30 at her home.
Born Sept. 3, 1926 in Millersburg, she was the daughter of the late
Newton and Anne Houtz Troutman and was the widow of Glenn Robert Peters.
She was a retired legal assistant from the State Public School Building
Authority where she worked for more than 30 years and was a member of St.
Thomas United Church of Christ in Linglestown.
Surviving, is a companion Alfred A. Forte; a son, Robert G. of Hummelstown;
a daughter, Glenda A. Radel of Duncannon; three brothers, William Troutman
of Millersburg, Robert Troutman of Mechanicsburg and Dale Calnon of Lykens;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
a brother, Richard Troutman.
Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Zimmerman Auer Funeral Home. Burial
was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association, 500 Office Center
Drive, Suite 340, Fort Washington 19034.
LYKENS - Mary Branchick, 80, of 224 Market St., died Tuesday, Dec.
31 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born May 4, 1922 in Lorriane, she was the daughter of the late Michael
and Sophia Lazar Fekette and was the widow of John Branchick.
Surviving are a son, Eric B. Clough of Elizabethville; two daughters,
Barbara Ann Sweigard of Harrisburg and Geraldine M. Deppen of Elizabethville;
a brother, John Fekette of Schuylkill Haven; two sisters, Anna Schoffstall
of Kansas and Helen Udit of St. Clair; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Jan. 6 at Calvary United Methodist Cemetery
John R. Shultz Funeral Home in Lykens was in charge of arrangements.
Sacramento - Thelma Napp, 57, of 2262 East Main St., died Jan. 3 at
Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles Crawford
and Gladys Williams of Millersburg.
She was employed at Weis Markets of Millersburg for many years and
then became a full time housewife.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Barry; a sister, Althea Grunden
of Millersburg; two sons, David Weikel of Sacramento and Michael Weikel
of Dalmatia; two daughters, Tanya Napp of Millersburg and Luanne Berridge
of Carlisle; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Reigel's
Bible Fellowship Church in Millersburg RD.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Gratz National Bank in
Edna V. Cook
Lancaster - Edna V. Cook, 84, of 900 East King Street, died Sunday,
Dec. 29 at Conestoga View in Lancaster.
Born in Wiconisco Twp., she was the daughter of the late Leroy and
Edna Esterline Rowe.
She was employed as a seamstress, first with Moyers Manufacturing in
Ephrata, then with Bobby Rodgers Company in Wiconisco from where she retired
in 1970. She was a longtime member of Calvary United Methodist Church in
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Hilbert Rowe
and four sisters, Gertrude Adams, Louise Adams, Sadie Geeseman and Lillie
Rowe. Surviving are a brother, Aaron Rowe of Lancaster; and nieces and
Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at her church in Wiconisco. Burial
was in Calvary Evangelical Church Cemetery in Wiconisco Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association and Related
Disorders, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2001 N. Front Street, Building
2, Suite 321, Harrisburg 17102.
Chris M. Recchione Jr.
TOWER CITY - Chris M. Recchione Jr., 72, of 334 E. Martin St., died
Saturday, Jan. 4 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Girardville March 2, 1930, he was the son of the late Chris
and Assante Belfatto Recchione.
He was a retired electronics supervisor from Philco-Ford in Lansdale
and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the American Legion; and
former member of Loyal Order of Moose No. 1603 in Tower City.
He was preceded in death by towo sisters, Verena Probst and Susan Recchione;
and two brothers, Richard and William Recchione.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Lillian Lewis Recchione; two sons,
Chris M. III of Delaware and Stephen J. of Tower City; three sisters, Norma
Romano of Philadelphia, Mary Hopkins of Secane and Gloria Panloski of New
Jersey; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 8 in the chapel of Dimon
Funeral Homes, Inc. Viewing will be in the chapel from 10 to 11 a.m., prior
to the funeral. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Tower City RD.
Memorial donations may be made to Tower/Porter Ambulance, PO Box 33,
Tower City 17980.
William Raudenbush Jr.
HIGHLAND PARK - William E. Raudenbush Jr., 68, died Saturday, Jan.
4 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born Aug. 2, 1934 in Tower City, he was the son of the late William
E. and Agnes Stutzman Raudenbush Sr.
A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired supervisor
from the Harrisburg Post Office. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic
Church in New Cumberland and the American Legion; and was an active member
of the Marysville Lions Club, having served as treasurer.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Joan L. Raudenbush; two daughters,
Debra J. Logue of Marysville and Darlene A. Eisenhuth of Mechanicsburg;
a brother, Donald Raudenbush of Exton; two sisters, Patricia Musser of
Seaford, Del., and Nancy Gappa of Omaha, Neb.; and four granddaughters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:30
a.m. at his church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Upper
Allen Twp. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Parthemore Funeral
Home and Cremation Services in New Cumberland.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 1300 Bridge Street,
New Cumberland 17070.
MILlERSBURG - Dympna "Debbie" Gordon, 65, died Saturday, Jan. 4 at
the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Harrisburg.
Born April 17, 1937 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late
John and Mary Burns Healy.
She recently retired as a registered nurse from the Pennsylvania State
Hospital with more than 25 years of service.
Surviving are seven children, Christine Lahr of Halifax, Leigh Clancy
of Unionvale, NY, Mary Gordon of Cedar Grove, NJ, Katherine Gordon of Mt.
Arlington, NJ, Evan Gordon of Middleburg, Lynne Maneval of Richfield and
Jeanette Gordon of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Attracta Gregory of Middle
Village, NY; a brother, Tom Healy of Belrose, NY; and 13 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Halifax
ambulance building, located on Bunker Hill Road, Rt. 225 in Halifax.
Memorial donations may be made to Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence,
1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17110.
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg is in charge of arrangements.
Angelo Soriano Jr.
Hegins - Angelo Louis Soriano Jr., 70, of 154 North Goodspring Road,
died Saturday, Jan. 4 in Dornsife.
Born February 19, 1932 in Newark, he was the son of the late Angelo
L. and Michelina Alisano Soriano Sr. and was the widower of June Morgan
He was retired from Penn Dye in Pine Grove and was a member of Pine
Grove Classic and Antique Car Club.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Renee Soriano.
Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Hepler of Shamokin and Patricia
Stohecker of Hegins; a brother, Louis Soriano of Florida; two sisters,
Theresa and Yolanda Soriano, both of Union, NJ; five grandchildren; one
great-grandson; and a companion, Dianne Fellin of Dornsife RD.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at Buffington-Reed
Funeral Home in Valley View. Friends are invited to call from 9 to 11 a.m.,
prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Tower City.
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