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LOIS H. AITKEN
  Lois H. Aitken, 84, of N. Fifth Street, Newport, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 at home.
  She was born Oct. 28, 1914 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Robert Colgate and Roberta (Fisher) Howard.
  She was an avid bridge player, horse racing enthusiast and animal lover and a member of RV camping clubs.
  She was the widow of John M. Aitken.
  Surviving is a brother, Stephen C. Howard of New Castle, Maine.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport 17074.

DOROTHY E. ALANDAR
  Dorothy E. Alandar, 64, of Duncannon RR 1, formerly of Enola, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998 in Evangelical Hospital, Lewisburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Willis "Sid" Alandar; two daughters, Deborah L. Newland of Brooksville, Fla., and Diana L. Gamble of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons, Robert L. Bitting of Lewisberry, Richard A. Alandar of Marysville and Stephen W. Alandar of Enola; two sisters, Eleanor C. Mutch of Summerdale and Lois B. Quigley of Camp Hill; a brother, Dennis R. Bell of New Port Richey, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held July 26 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112.

FERN W. ALBRIGHT
  Fern W. Albright, 78, formerly of Newport RR 2, died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Jan. 21, 1920 in Juniata County.
  She attended Mannsville Lutheran Church and was a member of Community Grange.
  She was the widow of Robert William Albright.
  Surviving are four sons, Perry R. Albright of Newport, James Moretz of Oklahoma, Jack Moretz of Texas and Byron Moretz of Florida; a daughter, Juniata Albright of Alabama; a brother, Kermit Dressler of Lewisberry; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 27 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., Newport 17074.

RALPH E. ANDERSON
  Ralph E. "Gene" Anderson, 82, of Main Street, Blain, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. 
  He was born Dec. 6, 1916 at New Germantown to the late George W. and Elsie M. (Boltosser) Anderson. 
  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Blain Ambulance Club. 
  Surviving are three nephews and three great-nephews. 
  Services were held Dec. 19 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Kathleen G. Coleman officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.

ROBERT C. ANDERSON 
  Robert Clayton "Andy" Anderson, 77, of N. Front Street, Boiling Springs, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  He was born May 12, 1921 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Irwin Anderson and the late Mildred Mouer Anderson Prudue. 
  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in San Antonio, Texas, England, France and Germany. He retired in 1976 after 30 years of service as an equipment specialist at Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot. He retired from working at Giant Foods of Camp Hill and Carlisle with 14 years of service. He worked at Nell's Markets at both Spring Road and Walnut Bottom locations for the past eight years as the primary sign designer. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Boiling Springs, serving as custodian for nine years and was on the administrative board, bell ringer, communion usher, head of altar guild, trustee and an usher; and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8851, Boiling Springs. 
  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Josephine D. Hess Anderson; a daughter, Sandra M. Gutshall of Carlisle; a son, Robert C. Anderson II of New Bloomfield; three granddaughters; and three grandsons. 
  Services were Oct. 21 in his church with the Rev. Dr. David L. Reed officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Twp. 
  Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church's building fund, 647 Forge Road, Carlisle 17013.

SARAH M.E. ANDERSON
  Sarah M.E. Anderson, 83, of Blain died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998 in Green Ridge Village, Newville. 
  She was born April 1, 1915 in New Germantown to the late George W. and Elsie M. (Boltosser) Anderson. 
  She was a farmer and a member of Blain Zion Lutheran Church and its Blain Ladies Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Blain Ambulance Club.
  Surviving are a brother, Ralph E. Anderson of Blain; three nephews; and three great-nephews.
  Services were held Aug. 22 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with pastor Kathleen Coleman officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025-0266.

DOROTHY I. ANTHONY
  Dorothy Irene Anthony, 53, of Landisburg RR 1, died Sunday, June 21, 1998 at Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born Oct. 20, 1944 at Loysville RR 1.
  She was a housewife and a former employee of Kinney Shoes, Carlisle. She was a member of St Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Anthony; a son, Jeffrey A. Anthony, at home; her parents, David Alvin and Charlotte Virginia (Hess) Nace of Landisburg RR 1; four brothers, Clyde Nace of Elliottsburg, Raymond Nace and Charles Nace, both of Landisburg, and Dennis Nace of Newville; three sisters, Ruthann Hysick of Shippensburg, Donna Varner of Carlisle and Brenda Metz of Shermans Dale; and one grandson, Brent A. Anthony.
  Services were held June 24 at her church with the Revs. George C. Martz and E. Levain Fouse officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg.

JUDITH A. APPLEBY
  Judith A. Appleby, 56, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Appleby III, and a daughter, Vickie, both of New Bloomfield; a son, Michael of Camp Hill; her mother, Elizabeth Shadle of Lykens; a sister, Jean Lesher of Halifax; and a granddaughter, Kyra Appleby.
  Services were held Sept. 22 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Anthony Hill officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

HAROLD W. ARNOLD
  Harold W. Arnold, 67, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR 2 died Sunday, July 5, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Jan. 27, 1931 in Susquehanna Twp., Juniata County, to the late Charles F. and Maggie (Brown) Arnold.
  He was a retired equipment operator from PennDOT; former council member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church; and a member of Retired Public Employees of Pennsylvania, Liverpool Home Association, Liverpool American Legion, Middleburg VFW, Millerstown Moose and Liverpool Fire Company. 
  Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Fleta M. Roush Arnold; two daughters, Linda C. Kuhn of Millerstown and Gay D. Bitting of Liverpool; five grandchildren; two brothers, Luther of Liverpool and Henry of Mt. Pleasant Mills; three sisters, Grace Pennebaker of Penns Creek, Bertha Silks of Millersburg and Katie Goodling of Mt. Pleasant Mills; two half-sisters, Charlotte Yerger of Avoca and Gladys Szeives of Millersburg.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Cloyd; a half-brother, Charles Arnold; a stepbrother, Dervin Hupp; and two stepsisters, Thelma Miller and Pearl Miller.
  Services were held July 8 in his church, with the Rev. Celo V. Leitzel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Paul Strawser, treasurer, Box 152, Liverpool 17045.

LUTHER R. ARNOLD
  Luther R. Arnold, 77, of Liverpool RR 1 died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998 at home.
  He was a retired Juniata County supervisor, Susquehanna Twp., and worked for Hempt Brothers, Camp Hill.
  He was a member of Arbogast Zion Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills. He was a social member of Liverpool American Legion, Liverpool Ambulance League, and Fraternal Order of Police, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Thelma D. Stahl Arnold; two sons, Barry and Harold, both of Liverpool; a brother, Henry of Mount Pleasant Mills; five sisters, Grace Pennebaker of Penns Creek, Katie Goodling of Mount Pleasant Mills, Berthe Silks and Gladys Szeives, both of Millersburg; and Charlotte Yeager of Avoca; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 26 in his church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Health Service, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown 17044.

JAMES W. ASKINS
  James W. Askins, 91, of W. High Street, New Bloomfield, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998 at his home. 
  He was born May 7, 1907 in Centre Twp. to the late Charles and Catherine (Fry) Askins. 
  He was a retired brick and stone mason, a retired employee of both Kelley Dri-Wall of Mechanicsburg and the former Hampton, Snyder and Seed of New Bloomfield. He was house director and a member of New Bloomfield Fire Company and Auxillary, New Bloomfield Fireman's Club, New Bloomfield Sportman's Club and New Bloomfield United Methodist Church. 
  He was the widower of Goldie P. Askins. He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Aughenbaugh of Mechanicsburg and Glenda Kelly of Carlisle; 10 grandchldren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald W. Askins. 
  Services were held Aug. 19 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Patricia Woolever officiating. Burial was in New Bloomfield Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to The New Bloomfield Fire Company Memorial Fund, P.O., P.O. Box 22, New Bloomfield 17068.

CLARA G. ASPER
  Clara G. Asper, 86, of E. Main Street, New Bloomfield, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home. 
  She was born Feb. 8, 1912 at Sugar Run Valley, Millerstown, to the late Charles F. and Margaret J. (Reeder) McNaughton. 
  She was a licensed practical nurse, retired from Clare Ridge Farms, and a member of St. Samuel's Church, Newport. 
  She was the widow of Orville R. Asper. Surviving are two sons, James F. of North Carolina and Ronald L. of Swoope, Va.; five daughters, Grace M. Chepolis of Connecticut, Cynthia Dean of Magnolia, N.C., Shirley A. Hower of New Bloomfield RR 2, Dorothy B. Makely of Swoope and Bonnie K. Andrae of Duncannon; two brothers, Charles F. McNaughton Jr. of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Joseph R. McNaughton Sr. of Millerstown; seven sisters, Grace M. Graver of New Bloomfield, Sara Heim of Harrisburg, Alda Gelbaugh of Millerstown, Florence Smith of Pottstown, V. Pearl Cauffman of Newport, Jane Good of Millerstown and Nancy L. Johnson of Landisburg; 21 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. 
  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 24, in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

HILDEGARDE W. AVERY
  Hildegarde W. Avery, 89, of Alexandria, Va., and Sherburne, N.Y., where she had lived with her daughter, died Friday, May 15, 1998 at Gilmour Health Care Facility, Norwich, N.Y.
  She was born Feb. 12, 1909 in Harrisburg to the late Frank and Buelah (Potter) Westfall.
  She was educated in Harrisburg and Reading and was a graduate of Kutztown College, where she majored in art. She taught art in Reading and Alexandria, Va. elementary schools; was active in civic activities; and was a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church, Alexandria.
  She was the widow of Lincoln Avery, who died Nov. 12, 1981.
  Surviving are a daughter, Susan Young of Sherburne; a son, John of Alexandria; and four grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Grossert.
  Graveside services were held May 18 in Duncannon Cemetery.
  Burgess Funeral Home, Sherburne, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kutztown University, Kutztown 19530.

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