Renie Raub, 74, formerly of Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, April
21, 1998 in Statesville, N.C.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Raub of Statesville
and formerly of Duncannon, a son, Ronald Raub of Statesville, three grandchildren,
one great grandchild, and a sister, Jane Phillips of Homestead, Fla.
Services were held April 25 in Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel
in Statesville. Burial was in Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery.
MARY C. RAUBENSTINE
Mary C. Raubenstine, 92, of Hanover died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998
at the Brethren Home, New Oxford.
She was born March 17, 1906 in West Manheim Twp., Hanover, to
the late Cleveland L. and Della Rachel M. (Bechtel) Barnhart.
She was a member of St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church, Hanover,
where she had taught Sunday school for many years, a member of the church's
Women's Bible Study Class, a charter member of W.E.L.C.A., and a member
of the Lutheran Home Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband of 73 years, Walter S. Raubenstine;
three sons, Harold W., Gerald B. and Nevin E., all of Hanover; one daughter,
Evelyn M. Spotts of New Bloomfield; three sisters, Thelma Dean of Baltimore,
Md., Romaine Copenhaver of Littlestown and Garma Dutterer of Silver Run,
Md.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Foglesong.
Services were held Sept. 10 in her church with the Revs. Ivan Mechtly
and H. Thomas Miller officiating. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover.
Kenworthy Funeral Home, Hanover, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church's Bell Choir
Fund, 1024 Grand Valley Road, Hanover 17331.
WILLIAM C. REGESTER
William C. Regester, 72, of Millerstown RR 1 died Saturday,
July 25, 1998 at home.
He was born July 15, 1926 in Thompsontown to the late Charles
and Mary (Dillman) Regester.
Surviving are three sons, Robert D., with whom he lived, Steve
R. and William L, both of Liverpool; a daughter, Debra L. Earnest of Liverpool;
a brother, Lewis J. Regester of Millerstown; a sister, Patricia A. Baney
of Thompsontown; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held July 28 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown.
EDWARD C. REICH
Edward C. Reich, 75, of Centre Twp., New Bloomfield RR 1, died
Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 at home.
He was born April 11, 1922 in Shermans Dale to the late Jacob
and Florence (Kitner) Reich.
He retired from H.R. Wentzel and Sons, Newport.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Peck Reich; a son, Earl
of Milroy; a stepson, Edward Peck of New Bloomfield; two daughters, Neva
and Bernice, both of New Bloomfield; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by six sisters and five brothers.
Services were held Feb. 3 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dogwood Hospice Services
of Carlisle Hospital, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.
ESTHER L. REICHENBACH
Esther L. Reichenbach, 71, of Parker Street, Mifflin, died Monday,
Feb. 16, 1998 in Lewistown Hospital.
She was born April 18, 1926 in Millerstown to the late Reed
and Miriam Wetzler.
She was a housewife; a 1946 graduate of Juniata Joint High School,
Mifflintown; and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where
she served as junior choir pianist.
Surviving are her husband of nearly 50 years, Ammon S. Reichenbach;
a daughter, Sharon E. Harlan of Honey Grove; a son, Frederick A. of Mifflin;
two brothers, Donald Wetzler of Millerstown and Harold Wetzler of Liverpool;
a sister, Joyce Graybill of Richfield; and two grandsons.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and Aldin
Wetzler, and two sisters, Janice Clay and Shirley Campbell.
Services were held Feb. 18 in Brown Funeral Home, Mifflintown,
with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Burial was in Union Memorial
Gardens, Mifflintown RR 4.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Organ
Fund, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown 17059.
CHARLES S. REISINGER SR.
Charles S. Reisinger Sr., 83, of Oakdale, Pa., died Friday, Oct.
23, 1998 in Atrium I Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh.
He was born March 2, 1915 in Millerstown to the late Jay and
He retired from Conrail after 30 years of service; was a member
of Union Presbyterian Church, Oakdale Lodge 669 F&AM, Ancient Accepted
Scottish Rite, Syria Temple, Pittsburgh, Royal Arch and Masonic Veterans
of Western Pennsylvania.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Davis Reisinger; a son, Charles
S. Reisinger Jr. of Fresno, Calif.; a daughter, Susan Waltonbaugh of Apollo,
Pa.; four stepchildren; two sisters, Jean Shipe of Millerstown and Catherine
Garvin of Harrisburg; a granddaughter, Erica Reisinger; and seven stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Arnold Reisinger,
who died in 1975.
Services were held Oct. 26 in Wharton-Herrick Funeral Home,
Imperial, Pa., with the Rev. James Glatz officiating. Burial was in Beaver
ROSIE I. REISINGER
Rosie I. Reisinger, 84, of Landisburg died Tuesday, March 3,
1998 at Manor Care Health Services, Carlisle.
She was born Feb. 5, 1914 in Spring Twp. to the late Daniel
and Minnie (Smith) Moore.
She was a member of Reibers Community Church, Shermans Dale.
She was the widow of John V. Reisinger.
Surviving are two sons, William P. of Carlisle and James L.
of Landisburg; three daughters, Esther M. Cleland of Carlisle, Martha R.
Bolze of Landisburg and Lin P. Sheaffer of Shermans Dale; 19 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held March 6 in her church with the Rev John G.
Reisinger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoffman-Roth
Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 180 Reibers
Church Road, Shermans Dale 17090, or Preferred Choice Hospice, 4811 Jonestown
Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg 17109.
RUTH V. REISINGER
Ruth V. Reisinger, 89, formerly of Landisburg and Loysville,
died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998 in ManorCare Nursing and Rehab Center, Carlisle.
She was born Dec. 31, 1908 at Loysville RR 1 to the late William
A. and Gertrude (Lebo) Hollenbaugh.
She was a member of Centre Presbyterian Church, Loysville RR
1. She was the widow of Homer L. Reisinger.
Surviving are a daughter, L. Emma Comp of Landisburg; 13 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 9 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial was in Centre Presbyterian
ROBERT L. RHOADES
Robert L. Rhoades, 20, of Chesapeake Estates, Thomasville, died
Sunday, March 1, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center.
He was born July 11, 1977 in York.
He was a senior at Spring Grove Area High School and worked
part-time at Key Plastics, Emigsville.
Surviving are his parents, Clarence and Mary Rhoades, with whom
he lived; a brother, William G. Tear; and a sister, Margaret K. Nicholas,
both of York.
Services were held March 5 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Paul Case officiating. Burial was in Deardorff Cemetery, Newport.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
of Central Pennsylvania, 55 S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17109.
PAUL L. RICHARD
Paul L. Richard, 88, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Saturday, Oct.
3, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
He was born Sept. 10, 1910 in Elysburg to the late Dayton K.
and Nettie E. (Rhodes) Richard.
He retired from the former Defense Depot, Mechanicsburg; was
a former president of the New Bloomfield Lions Club; and a member of Trinity
United Church of Christ, New Bloomfield, and Selinsgrove Moose lodge.
He was the widower of R. Gladys Miller Richard.
Surviving are his wife, Joy B. Bailor Richard; four sons, Paul
L. Jr., Jack R. and Kenneth W., all of Newport, and Stanley D. of Landisburg;
a daughter, Janet G. Slusser of Strasburg; a stepdaughter, Darla Huber
of Doylestown; two half-brothers, Glenn of Rochester, N.Y., and Dale of
Havertown; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 6 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Loysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 659,
New Bloomfield 17068.
JAMES A. RICE
James A. Rice, 73, of N. Front Street, Liverpool, died Sunday,
March 8, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He formerly worked for Hempt Bros., Inc., Camp Hill, and was
an Army veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy I. Cook Rice; a daughter, Bonnie
L. Heckman of Liverpool; a sister, Mary Jane Troutman of Selinsgrove; a
grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 12 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association,
1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport 17701, or American Diabetes Association,
5020 Ritter Road, Suite 103, Mechanicsburg 17055.
M. CORINNE RICE
M. Corinne Rice, 97, formerly of Loysville RR 2, died Sunday,
Sept. 27, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born Aug. 4, 1901 to the late Nathaniel and Ellen (Woods)
She was a housewife and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Surviving are a daughter, Maryellen Nace of Loysville; a son,
Dale C. Rice of Carlisle; six grandchildren, Nancy Palm of Ickesburg, Barbara
Hench of Loysville, Judy Roth of Blain, Robert Nace of Loysville, Edna
C. Thompson of Mifflintown and Rick L. Rice of Barrow, Alaska; 10 great-grandchildren;
and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Lyons, Pearl
Lyons and Izora Loy.
Services were held Sept. 30 in her church with the Rev. Kathleen
Coleman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church.
WAYNE E. RICE
Wayne E. Rice, 80, of Dicken Drive, Marysville, died Thursday,
April 2, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He retired as a car inspector from Conrail and was a member
of Marysville Church of God and the Perry County Bucktails Archery Club.
Surviving are his wife, Elsie Mae Fortenbaugh Rice; two sons,
Wayne E. II and Ronald W., both of Duncannon; a daughter, Peggy A. Sieg
of Harrisburg; a sister, Margaret E. of Enola; six grandchildren; and five
Service were held April 6 in his church. Burial was in Perry
Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
J. VERNON RIGGS
J. Vernon Riggs, 96, formerly of Blain, died Monday, March 16,
1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
He was born Oct. 25, 1901 at Allenport to the late Oliver S.
and Katie B. (McKenna) Riggs.
He was a retired service technician for Columbia Gas Company,
Brownsville, and a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Blain. He was
the widower of Gladys R. McCleary Riggs.
Surviving are a son, James W. of Blain RR 1; two daughters,
Doris E. Gardner of Taylor, Mich., and Judith Lamb of Newport RR 3; six
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held March 19 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Frank J. Gassler officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of
Christ, P.O. Box 87, Blain 17006, or Blain Senior Citizens' Center, P.O.
Box 133, Blain.
JOHN E. ROBINSON
John Earl Robinson, 42, of Elliottsburg RR 1 died Saturday,
Oct. 10, 1998 from injuries suffered in a farm accident at his Saville
He was a farmer and mechanic for Aerial Lifts Inc. of Middletown
and a state-certified SEO.
He was a member of North American Hunting Club and Ickesburg
Fire Company; a graduate of Central Bucks East High School, Buckingham,
Pennsylvania State University, and member of Theta Chi Fraternity; and
a Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Patty Scotta Robinson; three sons, Anthony
E., David J. and Nathan L., all at home; his parents, Ellen Robinson of
Newton, N.J., and Homer Robinson of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a brother, Gary
C. of Fisher, Tenn.; and two sisters, Jacqueline O'Hare of Bridgewater,
N.J., and Judy Robinson of Philadelphia.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 13 in St. Bernard Catholic
Church, New Bloomfield. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to John E. Robinson Memorial
Fund, c/o First National Bank of Mifflintown, RR 2, Box 589, New Bloomfield
PERCY B. RODEMAKER
Percy B. Rodemaker, 98, formerly of Duncannon, died Tuesday,
Sept. 29, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
He was born Nov. 24, 1899 in Juniata, Blair County, to the late
Harry and Canma Rodemaker.
He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad with
45 years of service. He was a member, former Sunday school superintendent
and former trustee of Roseglen United Methodist Church; former treasurer
of Perry County; former register and recorder of Perry County; and former
president of Susquenita School Board.
He was the widower of Mary Callendar Rodemaker.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann Verdier of Richboro and
Kaye L. Rissinger of Chalfont; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Percy B. Rodemaker Jr.
Services were held Oct. 3 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. Randall Goshorn officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Mike Shatto,
720 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon 17020.
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