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HELEN D. SAYLOR
  Helen D. Saylor, 76, of Ickesburg, formerly of Wormleysburg, died Thursday, April 16, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was a retired long distance operator for Bell Telephone Co. 
  She was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Areme Chapter 192 OES, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
  She was the widow of Hugh P. Saylor Jr.
  Surviving are a daughter, Stephanie Lynne Saylor of Ickesburg; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. 
  Services were held April 21 in Kimmel Funeral Home. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery.

BARBARA A. SEACHRIST
  Barbara Ann Seachrist, 64, of Mountain View Road, Shermans Dale, died Friday, July 24, 1998 at home.
  She was born May 22, 1934 to the late Quintus and Arlene (Thomas) Kline.
  Surviving are her husband, Albert F. Seachrist; two sons, Ricky of York and Michael of Hagerstown, Md.; two daughters, Sharon Pupura of Mechanicsburg and Sheryl McClintock of Dillsburg; and nine grandchildren. 
  Services were held July 28 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

LEROY M. SHECK
  Leroy M. Sheck, 97, of Front Street, Newport, died Friday, May 29, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Jan. 27, 1901 in Harrisburg to the late John and Emma Sheck.
  He retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg; was an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of First Church of God and American Legion Post 177, both of Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Norma V. Sheck; three stepsons, Joseph DeVore of Canada and Thomas and Donald DeVore, both of Etters; a stepdaughter, Trudy M. Hoke of Mifflintown; seven stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Graveside services were held June 2 in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Harrisburg, with the Rev. Woody Johnson officiating.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg 17112.

JACOB H. SCHROEPFER
  Jacob H. Schroepfer, 90, of Iron Mountain Road, Millerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Aug. 4, 1907 at Millerstown to the late Charles R. and Mary F. (Kohler) Schroepfer.
  He was a retired cabinet maker from Triangle Pacific, Thompsontown; a former forest fire warden and former Greenwood Twp. supervisor; and a member of Highland United Presbyterian Church, Newport.
  Surviving are his wife, Emma R. Brosius Schroepfer of Millerstown; a son, Richard C. of Thompsontown; three daughters, Nancy S. Stailey of Shermans Dale, Lois L. Longacre of Liverpool and Donna M. Jackson of Millerstown; two sisters, Charlotte R. Nauss of Glen Mills and Bertha McGowan of Marlborough, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 24 in Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown, with the Rev. Barton B. Leach officiating. Burial was in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry County Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 725, New Bloomfield 17068, or to his church, c/o Building Fund, Newport 17074.

JAMES H. SCHMAUS
  James H. Schmaus, 64, of Landisburg RR 1 died Monday, March 30, 1998 at home.
  He was born Sept. 4, 1933 at Carlisle to the late John and Stella (Manning) Schmaus.
  He was a self-employed upholsterer; a Marine Corps veteran, serving from June 13, 1951 to June 12, 1954; a graduate of Carlisle High School; and of the Catholic faith. He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge 578 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1299, both of Carlisle.
  Surviving are his wife, Patricia M. Makibbin Schmaus; two daughters, Suzanne Schmaus of Newville and Lisa Brousse of Carlisle; a sister, Stella Schmaus of Carlisle; a brother, John of Funkstown, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Region Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

ARLENE M. SHAFFER
  Arlene M. Shaffer, 74, of S. Front Street, Liverpool, formerly of Liverpool RR 1, died Sunday, April 19, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born April 30, 1923 at Liverpool RR 1, Juniata County, to the late William Maynard and Verna (Frymoyer) Hockenbroch.
  She was a 1941 graduate of Liverpool High School; a seamstress for Liverpool Dress Factory; and a member of St. James United Methodist Church and its Sunday school class, Liverpool Senior Citizens and Ambulance League.
  She was the widow of Clayton Stahl Shaffer, who died May 22, 1991.
  Surviving are a son, Larry of Millerstown; two sisters, Betty Willow of Millerstown and Pauline Lenig of Liverpool; and three grandchildren, Jenny, Megan and Grace Sheaffer, all of Millerstown.
  She was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel A. Hoffman, who died Jan. 9, 1979.
  Services were held April 22 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the   Rev. Arthur L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in St. John's (Barners) Lutheran Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society - Perry County Unit, 33C S. Second St., Newport 17074.

ELSIE V. SHEAFFER
  Elsie V. Sheaffer, 76, of East Pennsboro Twp., formerly of Duncannon, died Sunday, April 26, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital.
  She was born August 10, 1921 in Wheatfield Twp. to the late Edward L. and Fianne (Smith) Baker.
  She formerly worked for Hope Dress Factory and was a member of Roseglen United Methodist Church.
  She was the widow of Frank K. Sheaffer. 
  Surviving are two sons, Donald N. Charles of Enola and Edgar H. Charles of Coal Twp.; three sisters, Betty Shearer of Mechanicsburg, Helen Lizman of Carlisle and Freida Warham of Harrisburg; a brother, William Clouser of Newport; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, at Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Randall Goshorn officiating. Burial will be in Snyder Cemetery, New Bloomfield.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Foundation, 3600 N. Third St., Harrisburg 17110.

CLAIR E. SHATTO SR.
  Clair E. Shatto Sr., 86, of Crescent Court, New Cumberland, died Thursday, April 16, 1998 at home.
  He was born Aug. 6, 1911 at Shermans Dale to the late Walter C. and Wave Ethel (McNeal) Shatto.
  He was a retired employee of Penn Central Railroad; and a member of Paxton United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, Transportation-Communications International Union AFL-CIO-CLC, and the PRR Veterans Employee Association, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Doris Hay Shatto; one son, Clair E. Jr. of Harrisburg; one sister, Gertrude E. Shatto of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
  Services were held April 18 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Wayne Bender officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 3550 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17110.

EVELYN M. SHERMAN
  Evelyn M. Sherman, 82, of Landisburg RR 1 died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born May 5, 1916 at Wormleysburg to the late Albert and Florence (Houdishell) Keller.
  She was a production worker for Knouse Food in Biglerville; a homemaker; a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg RR 1, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1299, Carlisle, White Circle Lodge 1, Carlisle; and an honorary member of Group 17 Cumberland County Farm Women.
  Surviving are her husband, Chester D. Sherman; three sons, Wayne Myers and Carl Myers, both of Landisburg, and William Myers of Harrisburg; one daughter, Evelyn Potteiger of Landisburg; four stepdaughters, Charlene Brown of Shermans Dale, Beverly Casner of Loysville, Ruth Klinger of Bernville and Ann Woomer of Carlisle; three stepsons, Robert Sherman and Fred Sherman, both of Landisburg, and Donald Sherman of Enola; one sister, Blanche Ryan of Heather Place; one half-brother, Bill Keller of New Cumberland; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 13 at her church with the Revs. George C. Martz and E. Levain Fouse officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.

PAUL L. SHERMAN
  Paul L. Sherman, 72, of Landisburg, died Thursday, June 18, 1998 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle.
  He was born July 16, 1925 at Kennedy's Valley, Landisburg RR 1 to the late Ray and Rachael (Baughman) Sherman.
  He retired from Capital Products, Mechanicsburg, as a press operator, and had worked for Sheibley Landscaping, New Bloomfield. He was a member of the Landisburg Church of God, Landisburg, Landisburg Ambulance Club, Landisburg Fire Company and Carlisle Ambulance Company.
  He was the widower of Betty F. Diddia Sherman. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra K. Knouse of Newport RR 3; a son, Robbin D. Sherman of Landisburg RR 1; two brothers, Chester Sherman of Landisburg and Dean Sherman of Shermans Dale; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 22 at his church with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 216, Landisburg 17040.

DELORES V. SHIFFER
  Delores V. Shiffer, 63, of Millerstown died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born March 26, 1935 at Toronto, Canada to Lillian P. (Blair) Fagan of Everett, Ontario, Canada, and the late Lyle P. Fagan.
She was a former tutor for the Perry County Literacy Council, Newport; a life member of Mifflintown VFW Post 5863 Auxiliary and D.A.V. Ladies Auxiliary; and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Liverpool.
  In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Willard G. Shiffer; two sons, Dale E. of Myerstown and Lyle J. of Ft. Sill, Okla.; two daughters, Deborah C. Heisey of Mifflin and Adele L. Mixell of New Cumberland; one brother, Lee A. Fagan of Ontario, Canada; two sisters, Maureen J. Ludlow of Everett, Ontario, and Donna M. McAllister of Sudbury, Ontario; and nine grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville with the Rev. Douglas Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Harrisburg, Attn.: Tom Tarasewich, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg 17104. 

MARK W. SHINDEL
  Mark W. Shindel, 77, of Newport RR 2 died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Jan. 20, 1921 in Annville to the late Clark E. and Sallie (Deininger) Shindel.
  He was retired from HERCO; a self-employed electrician; an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict; and a member of Newport Assembly of God and Newport VFW Post 34.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Brodish-Shindel; two sons, Richard of Vermont and Scott of Wyomissing Hills; a daughter, Tina Ford of Mt. Gretna; two stepsons, Adrian Brodish of Williamsport and Daren Brodish of Thompsontown; two stepdaughters, Salyn Stover of Mechanicsburg and Dea Story of Idaho; three brothers, Robert of Annville, Earnest of Palmyra and George of Lebanon; two sisters, Ruth Waltermyer and Mary Cutman, both of Lebanon; and a granddaughter.
  Services were held Sept. 10 in his church with the Rev. Gary Bellis officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 263 N. Sixth St., Newport 17074.

NEIL E. SHOPE
  Neil E Shope, 78, of Pisgah State Road, Shermans Dale, died Monday, March 9, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Kistler to the late John E. and Ethel (Stroup) Shope.
  He was a self-employed carpenter and heavy-equipment operator; a graduate of the former Ickesburg High School and Goetz Welding School; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale Fire Company and New Bloomfield VFW Post 7463.
  Surviving are his wife, Helen Towsey Shope; four sons, Larry, Dennis, Fred and Andrew, all of Shermans Dale; three daughters, Jean Kirk and Jill Kline, both of Shermans Dale, and Nancy Shope of Westland, Mich.; two half-sisters, Donna Deck of Pleasant Gap and Carole Dunkle of Camp Hill; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 12 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Paul Murphy officiating. Burial was in Young's United Methodist Cemetery with military honors
   Memorial contributions may be made to Shermans Dale Fire Company, 5450 Spring Road, Shermans Dale 17090.

R. EARL SHUMAKER
  Earl Shumaker, 86, of N. Market Street, Liverpool, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at The Hospice Residence, Harrisburg. 
  He was born Feb. 7, 1912 in Harrisburg to the late Ralph Long and Minnie (Romig) Shumaker. 
   He retired from Phoenix Steel Corp., Harrisburg, as a price clerk after 30-plus years employment; worked part-time from 1960-70 for Quality Print Shop, Sunbury; was a 1931 graduate of Liverpool High School and a graduate of Central Pennsylvania Business School, Summerdale; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool, having served on its church council and as financial church secretary. 
  Surviving are a sister, R. Louise Shumaker of Liverpool, and four cousins. 
  Services were held Dec. 23 in his church with the Rev. Ray Hatcher officiating. Burial was Liverpool Union Cemetery. Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box C, Liverpool 17045, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025-0266.

REV. JOHN A. SHUMAN SR.
  Rev. John A. Shuman Sr., 83, of Lebanon RR 4 died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998 at home.
  He was born in Newport on Feb. 27, 1914 to the late William C. and Harriet (Kirk) Shuman.
  He was called to the ministry in the Annville congregation in 1950 and held many pastorates including Annville, Mt. Wilson, Mohrsville, Mt. Olivet, Stevens Hill and Chiques Church of the Brethren. He also held numerous revival services.
  He worked as a store manager for Eastern States in Annville and as a salesman for G&G Feed and Supply in Manheim.
  He was a member of Chiques Church of the Brethren, Manheim, where he was a senior Bible class Sunday school teacher, and a member of Annville Senior Citizens.
  Surviving are his wife of nearly 61 years, Anna E. Light Shuman; five sons, Kenneth R. of Lititz, John A. Jr. and Dennis E., both of Bachmanville, Larry E. of Colebrook and David E. of New Bloomfield; a daughter, Mary Ann Tyson of Elizabethtown; a brother, Eugene Shuman of Millerstown; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 28 at his church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Kreamer Funeral Home, Annville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim 17545, or Hospice of Lebanon County, P.O. Box 1281, Lebanon 17042.

LEO E. SLEDZINSKI 
  Leo E. Sledzinski, 76, of Elliottsburg RR 2 died Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  He was born Nov. 27, 1921 in Hawley, Wayne County, to the late Michael C. and Tillie (Klompos) Sledzinski. 
  He was retired from the former Fruehauf Inc. of Middletown; a farmer; a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield, and VFW Post 7463, New Bloomfield. 
  Surviving are three brothers, Kosteck of Lake Ariel, John of Shermans Dale and Vincent of Elliottsburg; a sister, Ann Miller of Waco, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. 
  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 28 in his church with the Rev. Robert Sharman officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Carlisle. 
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

IRENE S. SMALLZEL
  Irene S. Smallzel, 95, of Duncannon RR 4 died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998 at home.
  She was born Aug. 15, 1903 in Philadelphia to the late Wilhelm and Mary (Liming) Wacker.
  She retired from Harrisburg State Hospital; was a Universalist; a member of the Harrisburg Chapter of the United Nations and the Perry County Historical Society; and a board member of the Harrisburg YWCA.
  She was the widow of Victor W. Smallzel.
  Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth E. Eshelby of Carlisle and Victoria I. Bryan and Florence S. Yost, both of Duncannon; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

MABEL M. SMEE
  Mabel M. Smee, 84, formerly of Shermans Dale, died Saturday, March 7, 1998 in Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle.
  She was born Dec. 12, 1913 in Marysville to the late John and Margaret (Brownawell) Kitner.
  She attended Young's United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale, and was a member of New Bloomfield Senior Center.
  She was the widow of Clair Mc. Smee, who died in 1996. Surviving are a son, Robert L. of Shermans Dale; four daughters, Esther M. Wadsworth and Betty J. Smee, both of Carlisle, Arlene C. Souder of Newport and Anna M. Paulus of Shermans Dale; two brothers, Archie Kitner of Mount Holly Springs and Samuel Kitner of Marysville; three sisters, Violet Nickel and Ruth Sipe, both of Carlisle, and Elsie Adams of Mechanicsburg; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Parkison, who died in 1991.
  Services were held March 11 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle. Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

ARTHUR M. SMITH
  Arthur M. Smith, 74, of Royer Road, Carlisle, died Saturday, July 4, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born Nov. 12, 1923 in Buckman Valley to the late Clarence H. and Christine (Carr) Smith.
  He was a retired educator and administrator for the West Perry School District. He also taught in the Carlisle School District, where he coached football; was a teacher, superintendent and football coach in South Middleton School District; and was principal of W.G. Rice Elementary School. He held a bachelor of arts degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He also was an ordained Brethren minister, having served interim pastorates at Boiling Springs, Blain and Carlisle; and was an Army veteran of World War II and Korea, serving with medics.
  Surviving are his wife, Esther Royer Smith; two daughters, Deborah Whistler of Indiana and Kristin Adams of Florida; one son, Douglas M. of Indiana; and four grandchildren.
  Services were held July 8 in First Church of the Brethren, Carlisle, with the Revs. Irvin Heishman, David Markey and Edward Poling officiating.
  Ronan Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, or Christ the Servant Brethren Church, 1813 El Dorado Parkway West, Cape Coral, Fla. 33914.

GEORGE L. SMITH
  George L. Smith, 59, of Petersburg Road, Carlisle, formerly of Landisburg RR 1, died Sunday, March 15, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born March 8, 1939 at Landisburg RR 1 to the late Charles E. and Mabel M. (Dahr) Smith.
  He was employed by Leer Industries, Carlisle; and was a member, deacon and former trustee of Kennedy's Valley Church of God, Landisburg RR 1.
  Surviving are a companion, Beatrice A. Shearer of Carlisle; two sisters, Evelyn M. Cline of Gardners and Lydia S. Sheaffer of Shermans Dale. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul L. and John R. Smith.
  Services were held March 18 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Malcolm Martin officiating. Burial was Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church's God Building Fund, RR 2, Box 358, Landisburg 17040.

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