|Delnore Mills Jr.
Carlisle - Delnore "Frank" Mills Jr., 42, of 4 Northview Drive, died
Sunday, Jan. 5 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born Dec. 21, 1960 in Carlisle, he was the son of Delnore F. Mills
Sr. of Chambersburg and Margaret Laye McAllister of Carlisle.
He was employed as a mason with Rynard and Schaffer Masonry in Mt.
Holly Springs and also with Tolbert Masonry in Chambersburg. He was a graduate
of Cumberland Valley High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He
was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the International Union
of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of Harrisburg.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sons, Cody A. of Newport,
NC and Nathan B. of Chambersburg; two daughters, Colelynn M. Gould of Newport,
NC and Quinn V. Mills of Chambersburg; two brothers, Joseph A. of Dauphin
and Ryan D. of Chambersburg; a sister, Marina S. Tolbert of Hampstead,
MD; paternal grandmother, Esther N. Mills of Chambersburg, maternal grandmother,
Marie L. Laye of Chambersburg; two step-brothers, Richard McAllister of
York and Scott McAllister of Waynesboro; two step-sisters, Michele Kolb
of Greencastle and Regina Warr of Martinsburg, Va.; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home in
Carlisle. Burial was in Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in
Roderick L. Mills
New Cumberland - Roderick L. Mills, 89, died Sunday at the Manor Care
Home in Camp Hill.
He was retired from the former Harrisburg Steel Company.
Surviving are his wife, Edna P. Mills; two sons, Donald G. of Halifax
and Roderick C. of New Cumberland; a brother, Lew of Seattle, Wash.; two
sisters, Betty of Hazelton and Thelma of New Jersey; seven grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
All services were private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be
made to a favorite charity.
Clarence W. Zartman
DORNSIFE - Clarence Woodrow Zartman, 88, of Dornsife RR1, died Tuesday,
Jan. 7 at Sunbury Community Hospital.
Born July 8, 1914 in Dornsife RR1, he was the son of the late Jay C.
and Vesta Erdman Zartman and was the widower of Queen M. Donmoyer Zartman.
Educated in the Washington Twp. schools, he was a retired heavy equipment
operator from the Reading Anthracite Coal Company in Pottsville and was
a member of Grace Community Church in Herndon RR1; the United Mine Worker's
Union of America; and Lower Northumberland County Senior Action Center
of Herndon. He was a former member of the Big Spring Hunting Camp in Potter
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter
and two brothers, Daniel and Fred Zartman.
Surviving are a son, Dennis W. of Herndon RR1; three sisters, Anna
Williams of Valley View, Carrie Snyder of Klingerstown RR1 and Mary Barnhart
of Millersburg; and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held Jan. 10 at his church. Burial was in Riverview
Memorial Gardens in Halifax.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Church Building
Fund, RR1, Herndon 17830.
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home in Klingerstown RR1 was in charge
Gloria G. Heberling
Camp Hill - Gloria G. Heberling, 72, of 263 Hill Crest Road, died Tuesday,
Jan. 7 at Holy Spirit Hospital.
Born July 20, 1930 in Muir, she was the daughter of the late Frank
and Annie Hand Unger.
She retired after 37 years as a supervisor secretary from the State
Police Headquarters in Harrisburg and was a member of Shiremanstown United
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Lemar H. Heberling; a son, Lamar
D. of Camp Hill; and a sister, Joyce DeHart of Harrisburg.
Funeral services were held Jan. 10 in the chapel of Dimon Funeral Homes,
Inc. in Tower City. Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery in Muir.
Donald L. Nicholson
Middletown - Donald L. Nicholson, 69, of 508 N. Pine Street, died Thursday,
Jan. 9 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
He was the son of the late Charles and Sylvia Cover Nicholson.
He was a retired warehouseman from the former Kinney's Shoes in Shiremanstown
and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Lola B. Walker Nicholson; a son, David Lee
of Middletown; three brothers, Harold of Steelton, Clarence of Camp Hill
and Mervin of New Cumberland; and four sisters, Florence Brounty of Mt.
Vernon, Wash., Frances Angeloff of Williamstown and Lillian Albert and
Delores Hoover, both of Highspire.
Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral
Home and Cremation Services, Inc. in Middletown. Burial was in the Middletown
Ethel T. Buggy
TOWER CITY - Ethel T. Buggy, 80, of 415 W. Grand Avenue, died Thursday,
Jan. 9 at Harrisburg Hospital.
Born August 3, 1922 in Porter Twp., she was the daughter of the late
Alex and Verna Knight Hornock and was the widow of Thomas J. Buggy.
She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Tower
City and the church's Women's Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Catherine A. Magee.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 11 at her church. Burial
was in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery in Williamstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Williamstown American Legion
Post No. 239, Hospital Equipment Fund, 123 W. Market Street. Williamstown
Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. in Tower City was in charge of arrangements.
Irene Mary Scheib
Hegins - Irene Mary Scheib, 85, of 957 E. Main St., died Tuesday, Jan.
7 at Pottsville Hospital.
Born Sept. 2, 1917 in Eldred Twp., she was the daughter of the late
Samuel and Annie Wetzel Limbert.
She was retired owner/operator of Elsie's Restaurant in Hegins and
was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, also in Hegins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters,
Mildred Brassington and Gertrude Savide and a brother, Vernon Limbert.
Surviving are her husband Floyd; a granddaughter, Audrey Maule of Gratz;
and two grandsons.
Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church,
Hegins 17938 or Upper Dauphin County Emergency Services/ Medic 6, 466 W.
Main St., Elizabethville 17023.
LeRoy Albert Knorr Sr.
Hegins - LeRoy Albert Knorr Sr., 84, of 626 Chestnut St., died Wednesday,
Jan. 8 at his home.
Born Sept. 8, 1918 in Dornsife, he was the son of the late Clarence
and Alverta Snyder Knorr.
He was a retired self-employed coal miner and a member of Friedens
United Church of Christ Church; Independent Miners Association; and Hegins
Fire Company, and was a former driver for the Hegins Area Ambulance Association.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marlin, Elwood and Robert
Knorr; three sisters, Marie Schneck, Violet Knorr and Pearl Bruso; and
Surviving are his wife, Helen Miller Knorr; a son, LeRoy A. Knorr Jr.
of Hegins; four sisters, Hilda Stutzman of Valley View, Myrtle Herring
and Dolly Klouser, both of Hegins, and Betty Despres of Reistertown, Md.;
two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
in Valley View. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery in Hegins.
Memorial donations may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ
Church Memorial Fund, Chestnut St., Hegins 17938.
Clair D. Wiest
Halifax - Clair D. Wiest, 79, of 33 S. Third St., died Thursday, Jan.
9 at his home.
Born in Gratz, he was the son of the late George and Anna Shive Wiest.
He was a retired supervisor from the New Cumberland Depot and a member
of the Valley's United Church of Christ Church in Halifax. He was a lifetime
member of the Halifax VFW Post No. 5750 and served on the military honor
guard. He was a former scoutmaster and cubmaster in Halifax and delivered
meals on wheels in the Halifax area for 25 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having participated in
the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving are his wife, June E. Still Wiest; a son, Gary D. of Harrisburg,
two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at the
his church in Halifax. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m., prior
to the service. Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National
Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, PO Box H, Halifax
17032 or PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg is in charge of arrangements.
Oscar J. Baumert Jr.
Herndon - Oscar J. Baumert Jr., 59, of Herndon RR1, died Friday, Jan.
10 at Hershey Medical Center.
Born March 4, 1943 in Dornsife RD, he was the son of Geneva L. Rebuck
of Elizabethville and the late Oscar J. Baumert Sr.
He was a 1961 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School and was a self-employed
farmer. He attended Delaware Run Wesleyan Church in Watsontown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary, and an infant son.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 41 years, Marilyn
F. Lahr Baumert; three daughters, Karen L. Roach, Sherri A. Bixler and
Sue L. Baumert, all of Herndon RR1; three sons, Oscar J. III of Grovetown,
Ga., Matthew H. of Novi, Mich. and Michael L. of Herndon RR1; two sisters,
Evelyn Zerfing of Gratz and Doris Wetzel of Klingerstown; a brother, Richard
of Herndon RR1; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's
United Church of Christ Church in Urban. Viewing will be Tuesday, Jan.
14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of
Memorial contributions may be made to Baumert Memorial Fund, c/o Delaware
Run Wesleyan Church, RR1 Box 212, Watsontown 17777.
Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home in Trevorton is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred I. Bonawitz
Millersburg - Mildred I. Bonawitz, 88, formerly of 207 James Road,
died Sunday, Jan. 12 at Susquehanna Lutheran Village.
Born Nov. 18, 1914 in Fisherville, she was the daughter of the late
Alvin and Sallie Leitzel Gonder and was the widow of Carl F. Bonawitz.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church
Surviving are a daughter, Carlene Wright of Millersburg; two granddaughters;
and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. at her church.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will
be in Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax.
Memorial donations may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, Market
St., Millersburg 17061.
Terry L. Bailey
Millersburg - Terry L. Bailey, 55, of 680 Rising Sun Lane, died Thursday,
Born in Hershey, he was the son of Pearl Deppen Bailey of Millersburg
and the late Stanley S. Bailey.
He was a graduate of Millersburg High School and Penn State University
and served in the U.S. Army as a combat veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was owner of Terry L. Bailey State Farm Insurance Agency in Halifax
and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Millersburg; Susquehanna
Lodge No. 364 F&AM; Millersburg Lions Club; American Legion Post No.
326; VFW Post No. 5507; and Millersburg Ferryboat Association. He was a
board member of Millersburg Water Authority and a former board member of
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Linda Rutter Bailey;
a son, Douglas of Millersburg; a daughter, Jill Tate of Wayne; three brothers,
Stanley Jr. of Perkasie, Benjamin of York, William of Mountaintop; and
Graveside services with military honors were held Jan. 13 in Oak Hill
Cemetery in Millersburg followed by a memorial service at his church.
Memorial donations may be made to Millersburg Ferryboat Association,
PO Box 93, Millersburg 17061 or to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 1431,
Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Hoover Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Dolores E. Rebuck
Dalmatia - Dolores E. Rebuck, 67, of RD1, Box 237, died Friday, Jan.
10 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born Sept. 1, 1935 in Elizabethville, she was the daughter of the late
Rev. Truman and Mildred Gotshall Wise.
She was a homemaker and member of God's Missionary Church in Pillow.
Surviving are her husband Paul; a son, Rick of Harrisburg; a sister,
Jean Strohecker of Mansfield; and three granddaughters.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at her church. Burial was in the
Memorial donations may be made to God's Missionary Church, Pillow 17080.
James A. Reed Funeral Home in Pillow was in charge of arrangements.
Alfreda N. Heckert
WICONISCO - Alfreda N. Heckert, 93, of 800 King Russ Road in Harrisburg,
formerly of Wiconisco and Lykens Valley, died Friday, Jan. 10 at Manor
Care Health Service in Harrisburg.
Born May 13, 1909 in Millersburg RD, she was a daughter of the late
John H. Buffington and Joyce Shaffer Buffington and was the widow of Ralph
She was retired and a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Elizabethville.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Reed and three sons,
Ralph Jr., Donald L. and Joseph.
Surviving are three daughters, Anna Ferris of Churchville, NY, Gladys
Davis of New Tripoli, NY and Sally Badman of Syracuse, NY; two sons, Kenneth
of Washington State and Charles of Avon, NY; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at James A. Reed Funeral Home in
Pillow. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville.
George Francis Schumacker Sr.
Marklesburg - George Francis Schumacker Sr., 77, died Saturday, Jan.
11 at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
Born Dec. 12, 1925 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George
John and Elizabeth Anne Murphy Schumacher.
He retired in 1985 from the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot after
30 years of services as a systems analyst. He served as a sergeant in the
U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, in the European Theater, and was
awarded the bronze star for valor.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in James Creek; a
member of the Harrisburg Consistory; and was a 32nd degree mason of the
Free and Accepted Masons Blue Lodge No. 464 in Harrisburg.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Mary F. Schumacher of James Creek;
four sons, George F. Schumacher Jr. of New Cumberland, Thomas Lee Schumacher
of Enola, James Robert Schumacher of Harrisburg and James C. McCartney
of Enola; three daughters, Elizabeth Anne McPherson of Bryn Mawr, Patricia
Adele Grecca of Waverly and Josephine Elaine Beyer of Halifax; a brother,
Robert of Pine Beach, NJ; two sisters, Elsie Downes of Island Heights,
NJ and Edna Poh of Bayville, NJ; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at St.
Matthew's Lutheran Church in James Creek. Friends may call from 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, 207 Ridge Road,
Smithfield Twp., Huntingdon; and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time
of the service, at the church. A masonic service will be held Tuesday evening
at the funeral home.
Burial will be held in Old Stone Church Cemetery at James Creek.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions
be made to HOSPICE Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Suite 7, Huntingdon
16652 or to Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund, PO Box 446,
James Creek 16657.
Eleanore E. Hand
Tower City - Eleanore E. Hand, 88, of 107 Mill St. in Middletown, formerly
of Tower City, died Thursday, Jan. 9 at SCCI Hospital in Harrisburg.
Born June 16, 1914 in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Raymond
and Katie Estella Ball Purnell and was the widow of Harold L. Hand Sr.
She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Tower City; Williams
Valley and Middletown Senior Citizens; and the former Daughters of America.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Stegmaier; a
sister Helen Sponsler and a grandson.
Surviving are a daughter, Eleanore H. Long of Middletown; two sons,
Rev. Harold L. Hand Jr of Birdsboro and Rev. Raymond J. Hand of New Tripoli;
eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at his church. Burial was in Greenwood
Cemetery in Tower City RD.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church Memorial
Fund, 449 E. Grand Ave., Tower City 17980.
Walter F. Minnich
Orwin - Walter F. Minnich, 74, of 12 Snyder Ave., died Thursday, Jan.
9 at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Pottsville.
He was retired from Kocher Coal Company and a watchman for the former
Porter Tunnel Coal Company. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church
in Reinerton and the Orwin Fire Company.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Herring and a brother,
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Mae A. Paul Minnich; two daughters,
Janet L. Miller of Muir and Cindy M. Minnich of Jonestown; a son, Randy
J. Minnich of Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Snyder and Beatrice Minnich,
both of Pine Grove RD; two brothers, Edwin of Pine Grove and Kenneth of
Morgantown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Dimon
Funeral Homes, Inc. in Tower City. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, Wiconisco
St., Reinerton 17980.
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