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JOHN A. KRALY
  John Albert Kraly, 89, of Loysville RR 1, formerly of Lemoyne died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 at home.
  He was born in Landisburg to the late Joseph and Cora (Greger) Kraly.
  He was a retired crane operator from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Steelton plant; a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lemoyne, and Lemoyne Senior Citizens. He was the widower of Christine A. Bell Kraly.
  Surviving are a son, Donald R., with whom he lived; a brother, Robert W. of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Lula Kallas and Rose Myers, both of Mechanicsburg, and Erma Gutshall of Camp Hill; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and one great-stepgranddaughter.
  Services were held Feb. 11 in Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial was in Slate Hill Cemetery, Camp Hill.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 700 Market St., Lemoyne 17043, or Dogwood Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

MARGARET C. KUGLER
  Margaret Catherine Koerner Kugler, 82, of W. Main Street, New Bloomfield, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998 at home. 
  She was a former legal secretary in her husband's law practice. 
  She was a member of New Bloomfield United Methodist Church and formerly its administrative board, church treasurer and Sunday school teacher; former Boy and Girl Scout leader; member of Perry Chapter 459, Order of Eastern Star; and Central Perry Community Senior Citizens. 
  She was the widow of Judge Charles W. Kugler. 
  Surviving are a son, Edwin L. of Morgantown, W.Va.; a daughter, Joanne K. Hammond of Chambersburg; and three grandchildren. 
  Services were held Nov. 3 at her church. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery. 
  Boyer Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.

ELNORA E. KULP
  Elnora E. Kulp, 83, of New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Dec. 17, 1914 in Duncannon to the late Josiah and Catharine (Roth) Maxwell.
  Surviving are her husband, John H. Kulp Sr.; two sons, John H. Jr. of Oberlin and Robert E. of Millersburg; a daughter, Gladys M. Feltman of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 27 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with Dr. Michael Goodling and Rev. Randall Goshorn officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery.

MERVIN J. KULP JR.
  Mervin J. Kulp Jr., 65, of Duncannon RR 4 died Monday, Feb. 2, 1998 at home.
  He was born Sept. 8, 1932 at New Buffalo to the late Mervin J. Sr. and Blanch (Lowe) Kulp.
  He was a retired farmer.
  Surviving are two brothers, Eugene H. of Harrisburg and Wayne M. of Duncannon RR 4.
  Services were held Feb. 5 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Fred Brungart officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4.

HARRY R. MAGUIRE
  Harry R. Maguire, 68, of Towpath Road, Duncannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Aug. 7, 1930 in Penn Twp. to the late William R. and Ruth C. (Sullenberger) Maguire.
  He was a retired Camp Hill borough employee and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
  Surviving are a sister, Ruth C. Durham, and two brothers, Eugene W. and John C., all of Duncannon.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Lingenfelter.
  Services were held Sept. 19 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

BRUCE E. MANNING
  Bruce E. Manning, 82, of Shelton, Conn., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998 in Bishop Wicke Health and Rehab Center.
  He was born in Marysville, and resided in Trumbull, Conn., for more than 40 years before moving to Shelton.
  He was retired from Perkin-Elmer where he was a member of the Foreman's Club; was a master sergeant in the Army in World War II; and a member of Trumbull Senior Citizens and the Newport VFW.
  Surviving are his wife, Marie Shanabrough Manning; two sons, Richard of Stratford, Conn., and Ronald of Derby, Conn.; four sisters, Lydia Manning and Stella Souers, both of Newport, Rebecca Dunn of Enola and Louise Peck of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Jason, Derick, Adam and Kelly Lynn Manning.
  Services were held Feb. 27 in Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, Trumbull, with the Rev. Joseph Piccirillo officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. 

ELSIE MAY
  Elsie May, 69, of N. High Street, New Buffalo, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998 at home.
  She was born May 9, 1928 in Duncannon to the late Joseph and Catherine (Harmon) Smith.
  She retired from the Duncannon Dress Co. and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Duncannon American Legion Auxiliary and the Watts-Buffalo Community Center.
 Surviving are four sons, Harry, Scott, Thomas and Todd Houck, all of Duncannon; three daughters, Joan Loudon, Ruth Ann Harper and Judy Schrieber, all of Duncannon; three brothers, Max Smith of Texas, Robert Smith of Utah and Harmon Smith of East Stroudsburg; 11 grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Malinda, and a son, Russell Houck.
  Services were held in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3605 Vartan Way, Harrisburg 17110. 

CATHERINE E. McALICHER
  Catherine E. "Cassie" McAlicher, 91 of Thornwald Home, Carlisle, formerly of Elliottsburg, died Saturday, June 6, 1998 in the home.
  She was born June 11, 1906 at Harrisburg to the late John Clark and Alice (Gutshall) McAlicher.
  She was a retired schoolteacher, who had taught at Green Park Union School and various one-room schoolhouses; was a graduate of Landisburg High School and the former Shippensburg State Teachers College; a member of the local and state chapters of Christian Endeavor; a life member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Elliottsburg; and a member of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association retirees group, Rebekah Lodge, Landisburg, and the Perry County Historical Society.
  Surviving is a nephew, David J. McAlicher of Carlisle.
  Services were held June 10 in her church with the Rev. Miriam L. Nicholson officiating. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery. 
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 34, Elliottsburg 17024.

LESLIE G. McALLISTER 
  Leslie G. McAllister, 80, of Elliottsburg died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  He was born Jan. 31, 1918 in Landisburg to the late George and Gertrude (Crull) McAllister. 
  He retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg; and had worked for Masland Industries and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Bloomfield; an Army veteran of World War II; member of Newport Owls Club and Newport American Legion; and an avid squirrel hunter. 
  Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Mae McAllister; a daughter, Connie L. Lesh of Elliottsburg RR 1; five brothers, Nelson Weller of Nebraska, Wayne Weller of Harrisburg, Charles Weller of Enola, Harold Weller of Summer-dale and Robert Weller of Wyoming; a sister, Dolly Fleisher of Thompsontown; and two grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Weller. 
  Services were held Nov. 6 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Evangelical Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg 17109-1748.

HELEN J. McDONALD
  Helen Jones McDonald, 71, of Juniata Street, Thompsontown, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Aug. 9, 1926.
  She was a former supervisor in the state Revenue Department and a former personal secretary in Thompsontown and retired from Foss Jewelers, Mifflintown; a graduate of Newport High School; and a member of Thompsontown United Methodist Church and the TRW Pioneers, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert G. McDonald; two sons, Benjamin of Evergreen, Colo., and Jeff of Thompsontown; a daughter, Kelly Hisey of Exton; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Feb. 2 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Burial was in Locust Run Cemetery, Thompsontown RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, W. Main Street, Thompsontown 17094.

KENNETH C. McNAIGHT
  Kenneth C. "Mutz" McNaight, 87, of the Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool, formerly of Loysville, died Thursday, July 16, 1998 in the home.
  He was born Jan. 12, 1911 at Newport.
  He was the former operator of McNaight's Barber Shop in Loysville; a Navy veteran of World War II; a former manager of the Loysville team in the Perry-Juniata Sandlot Baseball League; a member and past governor of the Newport Moose lodge; a member of Lebanon United Church of Christ, Loysville, and Newport American Legion Post 177; and a life member of Landisburg VFW Post 9118 and the Newport Owls.
  There are no immediate survivors.
  Services were held July 21 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. George C. Martz officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon United Church of Christ, Landisburg Charge, P.O. Box 343, Landisburg 17040.

L. RAY McNAUGHTON
  L. Ray McNaughton, 71, of N. Fifth Street, Newport, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1998.
  He was born Oct. 23, 1926 in Tuscarora Twp., Millerstown, to the late Charles F. and Margaret (Reeder) McNaughton.
  He retired from Mohler Oil Service, Newport; was a former borough councilman; an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; a member, trustee, choir member, Children's Choir director, Sunday school teacher and assistant superintendent and former council president of Market Street United Methodist Church; a former Cub Scout leader and adviser of Explorer Scout Post 222; a Civil Air Patrol lieutenant and pilot; and a past president of the Newport Jaycees.
  Surviving are his wife, Leatrice Crist McNaughton; a son, Dan K., and a daughter, Elaine R. Sheaffer, both of Newport; two brothers, Charles F. of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Joseph of Millerstown; eight sisters, Grace Graver, Alda Gelbaugh and Jane Good, all of Millerstown, Sarah Heim of Harrisburg, Clara Asper of New Bloomfield, Florence Smith of Pottstown, Nancy Johnson of Landisburg and Pearl Kauffman of Wila; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 21 in his church with the Revs. Aden Wertz and Brand Easton officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 38, Newport 17074. 

LYNN E. McVOY
  Lynn E. Rothermel McVoy, 42, of Millerstown died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She retired from the former New Cumberland Army Depot and was a member of Liverpool American Legion Auxiliary Unit 364.
  Surviving are her husband, Thomas M. McVoy; two daughters, Jacque A. Martson of Mechanicsburg and Joy Lynn Rothermel, at home; her parents, Francis T. and Frances Downey Morrissey of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two brothers, Frank Morrissey of Charleston, S.C., and Kevin Morrissey of Mechanicsburg.
  Services were held Aug. 19 in Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043. 

GRACE E. MELLINGER 
 Grace E. Mellinger, 61, of Church Road, Penn Twp., Carlisle, died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She was born Aug. 23, 1937 in Carlisle to the late John J. and Bertha M. (Brookhart) Clark. 
  She was a member of the Huntsdale Church of Brethren and the Penn Twp. Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. 
   She was the widow of Jackie Lee Campbell. 
  Surviving are her husband, S. Rodney Mellinger; two sons, David L. Campbell of Carlisle and John C. "Jack" Campbell of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Ellen Mellinger-Blouch of Hershey and Jennifer L. Mellinger of Mechanicsburg; one sister, Joan L. Bonsall of Millerstown; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard D. Clark. 
  Services were held Oct. 20 in her church with the Rev. Jan Custer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
  Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 170 Church Road, Carlisle 17013.

ETHEL R. MELOY 
  Ethel R. Meloy, 93, formerly of Newport, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, in the Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield. 
  She was born March 27, 1905 in Orfino, Neb., to the late Amos and Alice (Surber) Johnson. 
  She retired from the state Department of Public Assistance in New Bloomfield, and was a former schoolteacher, an avid card-player; and a member of Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport, and Perry Eastern Star Chapter 459. 
  She was the widow of William P. Meloy. 
  Surviving are a son, Tom of Hanover; a daughter, Pat L. McGowan of Newport; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Nov. 24 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Canon William T. Warne officiating. 
  Burial was in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery, Millerstown. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.

ARTHUR L. MESSINGER
  Arthur L. Messinger, 83, of Lock Haven RR 2 died at Lock Haven Hospital, Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.
  He was born Oct. 4, 1914 in Marysville to the late Roy and Kathryne (Sherry) Messinger.
  He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Loganton at the former Bloomsburg Silk Mill in Lock Haven; was a brakeman for the former Pennsylvania Railroad in Enola; and was a foreman in the finishing department of Hammermill Paper Company of Lock Haven from 1945 until retiring in 1972 with 27 years of service. He was a 1934 graduate of Marysville High School; a life member of Giosue Carducci Lodge 146 Sons of Italy, Lock Haven; and a member of the Woolrich Square Dancing Club of Woolrich.
  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Lucy DelGrippo Messinger; one daughter, Carol K. Kirkbride of Mansfield, Ohio; a half-sister, Mildred Whitebread of New Cumberland; a half-brother, Richard of Marysville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary C. Barone, who died July 29, 1993, and Gayle M. Bowman, who died Nov. 13, 1986. Services were held Sept. 3 in Moriarty-Dutcavich Funeral Home, Lock Haven, with Mrsg. Dennis R. Boggs officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Lock Haven.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven 17745.

ARLETTA L. METZGER
  Arletta L. Metzger, 83, of Newport RR 2 died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She retired from the Eileen Hope dress factory and was a member of Newport Church of God.
  She was the widow of C. Arthur Metzger.
  Surviving are a son, Ray A. of Newport, and a grandson.
  Services were held Sept. 12 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

ELLEN V. MEYER
  Ellen V. Meyer, 96, of the West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland County, formerly of Loysville, died Saturday, June 6, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born March 30, 1901 in Saville Twp. to the late Sheridan and Mary R. (Kuller) Sweger.
  She was a retired state employee and a former employee of Carlisle Hospital; and a member of Tressler Memorial Lutheran Church, Loysville.
  She was the widow of George D. Meyer. Surviving are three daughters, Vera L. Shipe of Camp Hill; and B. Arlene Humphreys and Dolores Ann Schmidtke, both of Mechanicsburg; a son, William D. of St. Charles, Mo.; a sister, Alice Crawford of Lower Allen Twp.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Charles L. Meyer of Petaluma, Calif.
  Services were held June 9 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Reasey officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 904, Loysville 17047.

RONALD L. MICHAELS SR.
  Ronald L. "Mike" Michaels Sr., 51, of Newport died Friday, March 6, 1998 in University Hospital, Baltimore.
  He was an aluminum siding construction worker and a member of Newport American Legion and New Bloomfield VFW.
  Surviving are his wife, Carol A. Michaels; a son, Ronald L. Jr. of Shermans Dale; two daughters, Michele L. Swain of Duncannon and Dina M. Michaels of Carlisle; two brothers, Charles R. of Steelton and Donald R. of New Bloomfield; two sisters, Joyce Berrell of Harrisburg and Loretta Scarberry of York; and five grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth N. Michaels.
  Services will be at 2 p.m., March 21, in Otterbein United Methodist Church, Duncannon.
  Cremation Society of Maryland, Baltimore, is handling arrangements.

JOHN A. MILLER
  John A. "Pigeon" Miller, 71, of Hummelstown, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998.
  He was a mechanic for Pennsy Supply Inc. for 46 years; a social member of Hershey VFW Post 3502 and Hummelstown American Legion Post 265; and a member of the Verhovay Home Association.
  Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Umbrell of Belleview, Fla.; two sons, Joseph of Harrisburg and Ronald of Ocala, Fla.; four sisters, Lola Carpenter and Pearl Taylor, both of Duncannon, Anna Carpenter of Perdix and Mary Vennell of Millerstown; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

JOHN T. MILLER
  John T. Miller, 83, of Millerstown RR 1 died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998 in West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center.
  He had been a stage hand at the former State Theater.
  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Miller; a son, Thomas of Enola; two daughters, Susan Rillo of Lemoyne and Joyce Miller of Camp Hill; a sister, Margaret Isenberger; and five grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m., Oct. 11 in St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

PAUL B. MILLER SR.
  Paul B. Miller Sr., 94, of Faculty Road, Duncannon, died Friday, March, 20, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  He was a retired butcher and dairy farmer and a former member of Pine Grove Church of God.
  He was the widower of Mary M. Miller.
  Surviving are two sons, Paul B. Jr. of Dauphin and Samuel F. of Duncannon; four brothers, Norton of Spring Grove, John of Gettysburg, Homer of Harrisburg and Samuel of Linglestown; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 24 in Hoover Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial was in Dauphin Cemetery.

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