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JOHN L. HOCKER
  John L. Hocker, 79, of Valley Road, Marysville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998 at home. 
  He formerly was employed at the John Shull Bakery, Marysville, and at Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Md., during World War II. He was co-owner of the former Heisley & Hocker tire retreading business, Marysville. 
  He was a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Marysville; a charter member of the Marysville Lions Club and active in the Marysville Lions Carnival for many years; and a member of Perry Lodge 458, F&AM, Marysville, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine Temple, Shrine Luncheon Club and Marysville Hunting Club; and was an avid golfer. 
  Surviving are his wife, Mildred L. Bowman Hocker; one brother, Ralph W. Hocker of Camp Hill; two sisters, Catherine Haines of Port Royal and Dorothy Boyer of California; and several nieces and nephews. 
  Services were held Nov. 30 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Comfort Care Hospice, 205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill 17011, or the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17104.

MARLENE M. HOERNER
  Marlene M. Hoerner, 63, of Sites Circle, Marysville, died Saturday, June 6, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She formerly worked for Marysville VFW and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Hoerner Sr.; two sons, Robert Jr. of Marysville and Edwin C. of Collegeville; two daughters, Donna M. Hernandez of Harrisburg and Tina A. Brannon of Duncannon; a sister, Jackie Houseman of Marysville; five grandsons; and a great-grandson.
  Services were held June 10 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

CLARA B. HOFFMAN
  Clara B. Books Hoffman, 81, of Elliottsburg died Wednesday, July 1, 1998 at home.
  She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Congregational Church, Mechanicsburg.
  She was the widow of John C. Hoffman Sr.
  Surviving are five sons, John Jr., Donald and Barry, all of Mechanicsburg, Harold of Harrisburg and Douglas of Shermans Dale; two daughters, Shirley Soparno of Carlisle and Jeannette Reisinger of Elliottsburg; a brother, Jeremiah Books of Middletown; 35 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held July 8 in Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Clara B. Hoffman Memorial Fund, c/o her church, 1410 Good Hope Road, Mechanicsburg 17055.

ELMIRA C. HOFFMAN
  Elmira C. Hoffman, 82, of Newport RR 2 died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Nov. 23, 1915 in Perry County.
  She was the widow of Augustine Hoffman.
  Surviving is a sister, Ethel Dockey of Millersburg.
  Services were held Sept. 24 in Newport Assembly of God with the Rev. Gary Bellis officiating. Burial was in Perry Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

MARIE M. HOFFMAN
  Marie M. Hoffman, 89, of S. School Street, Millerstown, died Saturday, July 18, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Nov. 20, 1908 in Akron, Ohio to the late Andrew and Margaret (Keatley) Magnuson. 
  She was a retired nurse from Greenwood School District and Perry County American Red Cross. She was a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church, Perry Chapter 459 OES, Millerstown Civic Club and a graduate of Newport High School and Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia.
  She was the widow of William E. Hoffman.
  Surviving are a son, William A. of Berlin, N.J.; a daughter, Jane Roush of Millerstown; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held July 22 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church building fund, c/o the Rev. Arthur Montgomery, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062, or Perry Village, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

MINNIE MAE HOFFMAN
  Minnie Mae Hoffman, 91, of Mulberry Street, Newport, died Thursday, July 2, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Feb. 6, 1907 in Pottsville to the late William and Bertha (Radamaker) Hoffman.
  She was a retired practical nurse and a member of Newport Church of God.
  Surviving are a nephew, David Haines of Newport, and a niece, Minnie Pifer of Harrisburg.
  Services were held July 6 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Brand Eaton officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111.

RHONDA L. HOFFMAN
  Rhonda L. Hoffman, 46, of Newport RR 3 died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998 at her Saville Twp. home.
  She was born Jan. 19, 1952 in Lewistown. She was an employee of Pennsylvania Blue Shield; a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose, Chapter 21 of Millerstown; and was secretary of the Eshcol Cemetery Association.
  Surviving are a companion, Dean Losch; her parents, Lewis Sr. and Catherine Hockenberry Hoffman of Newport RR 3; four brothers, Lewis Jr. and David Sr., both of Newport RR 3, Terry of Shermans Dale and Roger of Millerstown; and a sister, Sherry Rudy of Newport. 
  Services were held Aug. 22 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Patricia Woolever officiating. Burial was in Eshcol Cemetery, Saville Twp. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102, or Comfort Care of Holy Spirit Inc., 205 Grandview, Camp Hill 17011.

ROBERT S. HOFFMAN
  Robert S. Hoffman, 77, of Oneida Street, Harrisburg, formerly of New Bloomfield RR 1, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born June 28, 1920 in Enola to the late Samuel and Catherine (Walker) Hoffman.
  He was a retired state employee and a former employee of York Building Products; a member of Moose Lodge 1526, Newport; and an Army veteran. 
  Surviving are his wife, Irene Seig Hoffman; a stepson, Barry A. Demey of New Bloomfield RR 1; two sisters, Ruth Sheibley of Enola and Charlotte Wilson of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 3 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Michael Zang officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope of Glory Christian Fellowship, RR 1, New Bloomfield 17068.

BEATRICE P. HOLLAND
  Beatrice P. Holland, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She retired from the former R.K. Watts 5 & 10, Marysville, was a former employee of the state Revenue Department; and a member of Marysville Church of God, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Auxiliary and the Marysville Senior Life Association.
  Surviving are a brother, Warren E., and a sister, Mary A. Kiner, both of Marysville.
  Graveside services were held Aug. 10 in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 106 Maple Ave., Marysville 17053.

ANNA R. HOLLANDSWORTH 
  Anna Ruby Hollandsworth, 72, of 8th Street, Watsontown, and formerly of New Bloomfield, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998 in Kramm Nursing Home, Watsontown.
  She was born May 20, l926 in Shermans Dale to the late Oscar and Ada Stoops.
  She was a member of New Bloomfield United Methodist Church and was a retired employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  Surviving are a son, William of Bassett, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Hollandsworth of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Maynard and Mark Stoops, both of Shermans Dale; and two sisters, Shirley Bagley of Stafford, Va., and Treva Broich of Owego, N.Y.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Lee Black; two brothers, Raymond and Floyd Stoops; and her foster parents Norman and Grace Black.
  Graveside services were held June 2 in New Bloomfield Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Hickes officiating.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

THOMAS A. HOLLERAN
  Thomas A. Holleran, 84, of Kings Highway, Marysville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20,1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital.
  He retired from the Harrisburg Post Office; was an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Marysville, and the Marysville Lions Club.
  He was the widower of Gwendolyn R. Rogers Holleran.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda H. Zeiders of Millerstown RR 2; a son, James A. of Harrisburg; two brothers, Roger and Jim, both of Tioga; two sisters, Theresa Cruz of Norwich, N.Y., and Alice McHale of Corning, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 24 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.

PAUL R. HOLLEY
  Paul R. Holley, 71, formerly of S. Fourth Street, Newport, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998 in Stonebridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon.
  He was a retired railroader and a former social member of Newport VFW Post 34. He was the widower of Ruth M. Page Holley.
  Surviving are three sons, Paul R. Lowmman of York Haven and Paul R. Page and Gary E. Page, both of Newport; three daughters, Debra Delancey of Newport, Cathy L. Spiglemeyer of Middleburg and Diana L. Mangle of Liverpool; seven brothers, Robert of New Bloomfield and Donald, James, Kenneth, David, Charles and Ralph, all of Newport; two sisters, Carrie Beers and Irene Rudy, both of Newport; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 4 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport 17074.

RUTH M. HOLLEY
  Ruth M. Holley, 61, of S. Fourth Street, Newport, died Thursday, May 28, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Sept. 1, 1936 in Harrisburg to the late Harvey and Annabelle (Arnold) Page.
  She was a member of Pleasant Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Elliottsburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Paul R. Holley; two sons, Paul R. and Gary E. Page, both of Newport; three daughters, Debra Delancey of Newport, Cathy L. Spiglemeyer of Middleburg and Diana L. Mangle of Liverpool; a brother, Jack Arnold of Newport; a sister, Edna Kell of New Bloomfield; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 1 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport 17074.

ERMA V. HOLMES
  Erma V. Holmes, 79, formerly of Millerstown, Mifflintown and Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Jan. 19, 1919 in Juniata County to the late Nevin and Minnie Gill.
  She was the widow of Raymond L. "Pete" Holmes.
  Surviving are two sons, Ronald L. of Blain and Robert L. of Liverpool; a daughter, Jean Stelter of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Richard N. Holmes, and two infant sons.
  Services, with the Rev. Kenneth Forbes officiating, were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, 102 Chandra Drive, Duncannon 17020.

PAULINE E. HOLMES
  Pauline E. Holmes, 89, of ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Camp Hill, formerly of Harrisburg, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Nov. 2, 1908 in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin County, to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Peiffer) Fox.
  She formerly worked for Reeds Bakery and the Broad Street Market and was a member of Second United Church of Christ.
  She was the widow of Stewart S. Holmes.
  Surviving are three stepdaughters, Janet L. Cunkle and Lucille M. Maguire, both of Duncannon, and Mary E. Roden of Harrisburg; nine stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-granddaughter.
  Services were held Sept. 23 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Thomas Springman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 251 Verbeke St., Harrisburg 17102.

LOUISE M. HOPKINS
  Louise M. Hopkins, 96, formerly of N. Second Street, Newport, died Tuesday, July 14, 1998 in the LGAR Health and Rehabilitation Center, Turtle Creek.
  She was born Sept. 2, 1901 in Altoona to the late George and Catherine Parsons.
  She retired as a secretary from the former Grubb and Armstrong, Harrisburg; was a graduate of the former Duncannon High School; and a Protestant.
  She was the widow of Harry J. Hopkins.
  Surviving are three nephews, Leroy and Ray Corley, both of North Versailles, and James Lesh of Newport.
  Services were held July 18 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Paul Case officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

HERBERT H. HORNBERGER
  Herbert Henry "Herb" Hornberger, 78, of Richfield HCR 72 died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998 in Sunbury Community Hospital.
  He was born Dec. 1, 1919 at Richfield RR 1 to the late Henry S. and Jennie (Graybill) Hornberger.
  He was owner-operator of Hornberger's Garage; an employee of Flying Eagle Security Service Co. at Apex Homes, Middleburg; and formerly had been employed by Regester Chevrolet Company, Middletown Air Depot and BKW Bus Lines; and a member of Richfield United Methodist Church. 
  Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Virginia Aucker Hornberger; one son, Barry H. of Selinsgrove; two daughters, Vicki L. Nornhold of Richfield RR 1 and Brenda S. Hassinger of Port Trevorton; one brother, Merrill Hornberger of Selinsgrove; three sisters, Ferne Snyder and Helen "Marie" House, both of Richfield RR 1, and Faye Smith of Lewisburg; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, John Hornberger; three sisters, Irma Hart, Iva Brown and Carrie "Violet" Carvell; one half-brother, Dewey Hornberger; and one half-sister, Ella Renninger. 
  Services were held Aug. 15 in his church with the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird officiating. Burial was in Richfield Union Cemetery. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Church Street, Richfield 17086.

JULIA F. HORTING
  Julia F. Horting, 94, of N. Sixth Street, Newport, died Saturday, May 16, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Sept. 30, 1903 in Oliver Twp. to the late Robert and Rebecca (Meminger) Toomey.
  She was a former correspondent from Howe Twp. for the Newport News-Sun, beginning in 1939 when George Fry was editor of the paper; enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilting; and was a member of Red Hill Church of God, Newport, and its Sunday school, in which she had held office since 1918, a state record; and a member of Newport Senior Citizen Center and Newport Garden Club.
  She was the widow of John F. Horting.
  Surviving are nieces and nephews.
  Services were held May 19 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Revs. Harry Cole and William Baney officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Rev. Harry Cole, RR 1, Box 64-DD, Newport 17074.

RICHARD L. HOSTETTER
  Richard L. Hostetter, 69, of New Germantown died Monday, March 23, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born June 13, 1928 at Blain RR 1 to the late Edward T. and Sarah K. (Britcher) Hostetter.
  He was retired from the former C. H. Masland & Sons, Carlisle, and formerly farmed and worked for Hempt Brother's, Camp Hill. He was a member of New Germantown United Methodist Church, Blain Fire Company, Blain Ambulance Club and Blain Sportsmen's Club.
  Surviving are his wife, Helen E. Flickinger Hostetter; a daughter, Linda K. Gilbert of Carlisle; two sons, Ronnie L. Hostetter of Enola and Rickie L. Hostetter, at home; three brothers, William M. Hostetter of Blain, George L. Hostetter of Carlisle and Emory D. Hostetter of Newville; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth L. Reeder, and three brothers, Wayne H., Paul E. and Robert F. Hostetter.
  Services were held March 26 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Revs. Dale W. Dobbs and Francis P. Yarlett officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Denise Kuhn, RR 1, Box 246A, Blain 17006.

KENTON L. HUBER
  Kenton Lloyd Huber, 3, of Green Park RR 1 died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Hershey Medical Center.
  He was born June 4, 1994 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He attended Milltown Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference, Landisburg RR 1.
  Surviving are his parents, Mervin H. and Nancy W. (Hursh) Huber, with whom he lived; two brothers, Delvyn R. and Kristopher L. Huber, both at home; three sisters, Danelle F., Denise A. and Kendra D. Huber, all at home; his paternal grandmother, Anna Huber of Ephrata; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Mervin Hursh of Ephrata; his paternal stepgreat-grandparents, John and Emma Horning of New Holland; a paternal stepgreat-grandmother, Annie Huber of Ephrata; his maternal great-grandfather, Eli Hursh of Lititz; and a maternal great-grandmother, Anna Weaver of Ephrata.
  Services were held April 22 at his home and church with bishops Lester B. Martin, Raymond Zimmerman, Jay Paul Hoover and Lester M. Martin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

JOHN S. HUMBERT
  John S. Humbert, 68, of Third Street, West Fairview, died Sunday, June 14, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born June 8, 1930 in Pittsburgh to the late Ullyses S. and Winnifred (Mellott) Humbert.
  He was retired from West Shore Oil Co.; was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Sons of American Revolution, Fulton County Historical Society and Grier's Point Cemetery Association; and a graduate of Milton Hershey School.
  He was the widower of Freda Bitting Humbert.
  Surviving are a son, Stanley of Marysville; seven daughters, Rose Mangle of Liverpool, Mary Luckenbaugh of Shermans Dale, Catherine Shaull and Winnifred McCoy, both of West Fairview, Patricia Humbert of Hershey, Beverly Humbert of Texas and Nancy Cook of Mechanicsburg; 14 grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
  Services were held June 17 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. George R. Kell officiating. Burial was in Grier's Point Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

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