|HAROLD E. BAER
Harold E. Baer, 75, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Sunday, Feb.
8, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was a retired employee from Harrisburg State Hospital; was
an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Snyder's United Methodist
Church, New Bloomfield Fire Company and the American Legion. Surviving
are his wife, Mary E. Rhoades Baer; three sons, Ronald E. of Bethel, Dennis
A. of Fayetteville, Ga., and Leonard W. of Mechanicsburg; four brothers,
Grover of Marysville, Carl of Elliottsburg, Donald of Annville and Kenneth
of Shermans Dale; three sisters, Grace Fuller, Miriam Kitner and Faye Loy,
all of Shermans Dale; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 12 in his church. Burial with military
honors was in Snyder's Cemetery. Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, RR 1, New
MELVIN R. BAKER JR.
Melvin R. "Bill" Baker Jr., 71, of Valley Street, Marysville,
died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp.; enjoyed hunting, fishing
and woodworking; and was a member of St. Peter (Ferrerhoffs) Lutheran Church,
Halifax Twp., and United Steelworkers of America.
Surviving are his wife, Martha I. Snyder Baker; a son, Ronald
R. of Duncannon; a daughter, Barbara A. Spahr of Shermans Dale; a brother,
Jay E. of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a sister, Vivian Ulsh of Elliottsburg; and
He was preceded in death by a son, Richard.
Services were held Oct. 27 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.
Burial was in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17104, or American
Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
MARTHA D. BANNAN
Martha D. Bannan, 88, of Mays Landing, N.J., died Tuesday, June
9, 1998 at home.
She was born in Duncannon, and was a longtime resident of Pleasantville,
She worked as a licensed practical nurse for Shore Memorial
Hospital, Somers Point, N.J., retiring in 1972. She and her late husband
formerly owned several businesses in Pleasantville. She was a member of
Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Twp., and Order of Eastern Star Keystone
Chapter 69 of Linwood, where she held both local and state offices; and
a former member of Leeds Avenue School PTA.
Surviving are one son, Edward Thomas Jr. of Tulsa, Okla.; one
daughter, Alice Jane Bailey of Mays Landing; seven grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, including Marjorie Eckrode
Services were held June 13 at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, Northfield,
N.J. Burial was in Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Atlantic City Medical
Center Hospice, 1406 Doughty Road, Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 08234, or to any
ERVIN H. BARLUP
Ervin H. Barlup, 90, of Montebello Road, Duncannon, died Sunday,
May 24, 1998 at home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1907 in York County to the late H.H. and
Flora (Powers) Barlup.
He was retired from the Newport office of PP&L. Surviving
are his wife, Vivian Laubach Barlup; a daughter, Betty V. Filson of Duncannon;
a son, Donald E. of Harrisburg; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and one great-great-grandson.
Graveside services were held in Union Cemetery with the Rev.
Dorothy Mitchell officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church,
99 Second St., West Fairview 17025.
PHYLLIS I. BARRETT
Phyllis I. Barrett, 48, of Montebello Road, Duncannon, died Thursday,
Nov. 5, 1998 at home.
She was a state employee.
Surviving are her husband, William F. Barrett; her parents,
Harold and Irene Mountain of Martinsburg; a brother, Harold of Arizona;
and a nephew, Joseph W. of Enola.
Services were held Tuesday in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola.
Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helen O. Krause Animal
Foundation, P.O. Box 311, Mechanicsburg 17055-0311.
HATTIE L. BARRICK
Hattie L. Barrick, 65, of Newport RR 1 died Wednesday, Oct.
7, 1998 at home.
She was born June 28, 1933 in Watts Twp. to the late William
F. and Nettie (Lowe) Peters.
She retired as a cook from the Ranch House Restaurant, Duncannon.
Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Barrick; a son, Lon L.
of Newport RR 1; five daughters, Lana S. Bruce of Duncannon RR 4, Cindy
A. and Kathy E. Smith and Judy A. Watterson, all of Newport RR 1, and Rebecca
M. Black of Harrisburg; two brothers, Lee F. Peters of Newport RR 1 and
Ian R. Peters of Duncannon RR 4; two sisters, Bertha Yasson of Hershey
and Sylvia Fausnacht of Palmyra; and 11 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Oct. 9 in Hill Church Cemetery,
Duncannon, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice,
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 211, Harrisburg 17109.
DR. BLAINE F. BARTHO
Dr. Blaine F. "Doctor B" Bartho, 92, of Landisburg RR 1, died
Wednesday, June 3, 1998 at home.
He was born July 25, 1905 in Mt. Carmel to the late William
H. and Ida M. (Metz) Bartho.
He was a medical doctor, retired from the Perry Health Center,
Loysville, formerly practiced in Newport and Landisburg, and also was retired
president of the Bank of Newport.
He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School; Jefferson College
and Johns Hopkins University.
He was a member of the Perry, Pennsylvania and American medical
societies, Landisburg Fire Company, Landisburg Ambulance Club, Mount Zion
Lutheran Church, Landisburg RR 1, and F&AM Lodge 378, Mount Carmel.
Surviving are his wife, M. Maxine Sweger Bartho; three daughters,
Deborah K. Alleman, Donna K. Bartho and Diane K. Reisinger, and a son,
William H., all of Landisburg; and five grandchildren.
Services were held June 7 in his church with the Rev. William
Butts officiating. Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landisburg Fire Company,
Landisburg 17040, or Landisburg Ambulance Club, Landisburg.
BRADY E. BAUGHMAN SR.
Brady Earl "Buthch" Baughman Sr., 57, of Moyer Lane, Shermans
Dale, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998 at home.
He was born Dec. 3, 1940 at Newville RR 2 to the late Brady
I. and Mary S. (Smith) Baughman.
He was an employee of ABF Trucking, Carlisle; a former employee
for 20 years of Jones Motor Freight, Shiremanstown; and a member of Carlisle
Eagles Aerie 1299, Shermans Dale Fire Company, Shermans Dale Ambulance
Club and the White Rock Hunting Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Haught Baughman; three sons,
Brady E. Jr. of Middletown, Carl F. Sr. of Landisburg and Robert J. of
Shermans Dale; a daughter, Rebecca J. Barclay of Carlisle; five brothers,
Sam, Dale and Donald, all of New Bloomfield, George of Landisburg and Ray
of Shermans Dale; three sisters, Ruby Bower of Philadelphia, and Ann Bird
and Mary Jane Kitner, both of New Bloomfield; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 17 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Michael A. Witmer officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shermans Dale Fire Company,
Shermans Dale 17090, or Shermans Dale Ambulance Club, Shermans Dale.
JAMES R. BAUGHMAN
James R. Baughman, 67, of Baltimore Pike, Gardners, died Wednesday,
Feb. 11, 1998 at Carlisle Hospital.
He was born in Landisburg to the late Oscar D. and Stella Mae
He was retired from the former Ralston Purina Co., Mechanicsburg,
and a former employee of Quaker Oats Co., Shiremanstown; a Navy veteran
of the Korean War; and a member of American Legion 674, VFW 7343, Eagles
1299 and Moose 842.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Brandt; three stepsons, Dennis
Brandt of Biglerville, Timothy Brandt of Gardners and Jeffrey Brandt of
Newville; two stepdaughters, Debra Eckart of Newville and Michelle Gelsinger
of Mt. Holly Springs; two sisters, Anna Rohm of Carlisle and Gertrude Lash
of Holiday, Fla.; his stepfather, Harold Miller of Landisburg; two stepbrothers,
William and Donnie Miller of Landisburg; and five stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Miller.
Services were held Feb. 15 in Gibson Hollinger Funeral Home,
Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Donald E. Van Kirk officiating. Burial
was in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yellow Breeches EMS Inc.,
100 Chestnut St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065.
GEORGE A. BEAVER
George Alfred Beaver, 88, of the Camp Hill Care Center, East
Pennsboro Twp., formerly of Muncy, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 in Holy Spirit
He retired as a locomotive engineer from the Steelton-Highspire
Railroad and was a former self-employed paper-hanger and painter; a truck-patch
farmer and avid hunter; and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Watsontown
Surviving are his wife, Thursha "Shorty" Albertson Beaver; two
daughters, Nancy Keele of Haskill, Okla., and Sharon E. Beaver of Harrisburg;
two sons, Norman A. of Marysville and Raymond L. of Enola; two sisters,
Elizabeth Garrett of Oval and Goldie Snyder of Watsontown; a brother, Herbert
L. of Muncy RR; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Cronrath Funeral Home,
Watsontown. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Nancy Beachey, 57, of New Bloomfield RR 3 died Sunday, Nov.
1, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was born Jan. 23, 1941 at Abington to the late Francis R.
and M. Josephine (Marlin) Ewer.
She had been a receptionist at the former office of Dr. Barry
Millis, Loysville; worked for Perry Human Services; a former board member
of the Tri-County Mental Health Association; attended Brethren in Christ
Church, Harrisburg; formerly a member of Trinity Community Fellowship Church,
Elliottsburg; a 1958 graduate of Central Bucks High School, Doylestown;
a 1962 graduate of Shelton College, Ringwood, N.J.; and sang with the Good
Surviving is her husband, the Rev Philip S. Beachey; two sons,
David J. Keller of Loysville and Mario A. Billow of Wormleysburg; and a
brother, Robert J. Ewer of Hazelton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Church
of the Living Christ, Loysville RR l, with pastor Lou Astuto and the Rev.
Glenn "Woody" Dalton Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery,
Loysville. Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in Nickel
Funeral Home, Loysville, and noon to 2 p.m., Saturday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Human Services,
P.0. Box 436, New Bloomfield 17068.
DOROTHY M. BEASTON
Dorothy M. Beaston, 89, of Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool,
formerly of Loysville RR 1, died Thursday, June 4, 1998 in the home.
She was born Feb. 17, 1909 to the late Daniel and Clara (Fritz)
She was the widow of Glenn A. Beaston.
Surviving are a son, Glenn H. of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, S.
Lenore Sheriff of Mechanicsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held June 8 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Donald J. Brown officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
GEORGE R. BECK
George R. Beck, 85, formerly of Marysville, died Thursday, Jan.
15, 1998 in Marietta, Ga.
He retired as director of purchasing for AMP, Inc., Harrisburg;
was a former member of Marysville Borough Council; and a member of Zembo
Temple, Marysville Lions Club and Zion Lutheran Church and former superintendent
of its council.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth N. Beck; two sons, George R. Jr.
and Gerald L., both of Georgia; and a sister, Virginia Welland of Allentown.
Services were held in Georgia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
STACI A.E. BELL
Staci Ann Evelyn Bell, 27, of S. Main Street, Marysville, died
Wednesday, March 4, 1998 in Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
She had been a painter.
Surviving are her parents, James M. and Goldie M. Shearer Bell,
and her paternal grandmother, Anna R. Bell, all of Marysville; two brothers,
James M. of Marysville and David E. of Duncannon; two nieces; and two nephews.
Services were held March 9 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.
Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association,
1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
LESTER P. BENDER
Lester P. Bender, 81, of Landisburg RR 1 died Monday, Jan. 12,
1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Oct. 10, 1916 at Ickesburg to the late Brady P.
and Gertrude (Hockenberry) Bender.
He was retired from Carlisle Tire & Rubber Co.; a former
employee of Hill's Department Store, Carlisle; an Army veteran of World
War II; attended Landisburg Church of God; and was a member of Landisburg
Fire Company and Ambulance Club.
Surviving are his wife, Inez C. Shanafelter Bender; a son, David
W., at home; a daughter, Nancy Sherman of Landisburg RR 2; two brothers,
Harold of Blain and Donald of Fayetteville; a sister, Sara V. McNaughton
of Ohio; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian K. Bender.
Services were held Jan. 14 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Michael A. Witmer officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Landisburg
MILDRED A. BENFER
Mildred A. Gayman Benfer, 83, formerly of Marysville, died Thursday,
Feb. 19, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
She was a social member of VFW Post 882, Marysville. She was
the widow of Raymond S. Benfer.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Jean M. Snyder of Marysville;
a stepson, Guy D. of Shermans Dale; a sister, Alice Leedy of Columbia,
S.C.; and four stepgrandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 23 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.
Burial was in Samuel's Union Cemetery, McClure RR.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg
Area Inc., West Shore Shelter, Sinclair and Eppley roads, Mechanicsburg
17055, or Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation Inc., Mechanicsburg.
GALEN R. BERGER
Galen Ray Berger, 47, of West Pennsboro Twp., Newville, formerly
of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998 at home.
He was born May 8, 1950 in Lewisburg to Arla G. (Kartzer) Berger
and the late Keith E. Berger.
He was a 1968 graduate of Lewisburg Area High School; a 1972
graduate of Millersville University, and received a master's degree from
Shippensburg University in 1974; was a state award winning wrestler in
high school and college; a retired graphic arts teacher from Big Spring
High School, Newville; a former middle school wrestling coach; founder
of Jet Copy Center in Shippensburg; owner/operator of Berger Vending Services,
Newville; member of First United Presbyterian Church, Newville, and member
of its education committee, and a member of the Pennsylvania State Education
Association and the Optimists.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, R. Toni Sperl
Berger; a daughter, Carrie M. Berger, at home; a son, Levi X. Berger, at
home; a sister, Gloria A. Beckley of Lewisburg; and three brothers, Dale
K., Mark S. and Brian S., all of Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter E. Services were
held Feb. 3 in Dreisbach United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, with the Revs.
Michael Romig and Robert L. Rhoades officiating. Burial was in the church
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
117 N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.
ROBERT L. BAILEY
Robert L. Bailey, 76, of Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, died Friday,
Oct. 16, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Nov. 21, 1921 in Carlisle to the late J. William
and Jean (Hoffman) Bailey.
He was a 1938 graduate of Carlisle High School and attended
Shippensburg State Teachers College. He was an executive vice president
at Daily Express, Carlisle, with 35 years of service where he also was
involved with Penbrook Hauling. He was a Navy veteran of World War II in
the South Pacific Theatre as an aviator. After his military service, he
became a professional photographer and managed the former Photo Greetings
Camera Shop, Carlisle.
He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle,
St. Johns Lodge 260 F&AM, St. Johns Commandry; Zembo Temple. He was
a former school board director, United Way board director, Elks Lodge 578,
Carlisle, Carlisle Fish and Game Association, past president and member
of Harrisburg Traffic Club, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, Pennsylvania
Motor Truck Association, and a founding member of the Bailey Golf Club,
He was the widower of Helen Stambaugh Bailey.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Weller of Shelby, N.C.;
three sons, Robert D. and William L., both of Carlisle, and Barry E. of
Ft. Collins, Colo.; a brother, Dr. J. William of Greensburg; and three
He was preceded in death by a brother, J. Kenneth, and a sister,
Zelda Wiker. Services were held Oct. 19 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle,
with the Rev. George W. Yoder officiating. Burial was in Westminster Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Greater
Carlisle Area, 810 W. High Street, Carlisle 17013.
DONALD R. BENNETT
Donald R. "Benny" Bennett, 49, of Liverpool RR 2, Buffalo Twp.,
died Thursday, April 23, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center as the result of
a March 13 traffic accident in Silver Spring Twp. Cumberland County.
He was born Dec. 5, 1948 in Juniata County to Winifred (Shover)
Bennett of Newport and the late Arthur Bennett.He was a farmer, a utilityman
for Motor Truck Equipment Co., Carlisle, and a former dock worker for Capital
Products, Mechanicsburg; a 1968 graduate of Newport High School; and a
member of West Shore First Assembly of God, Enola, Machinists and Aerospace
Workers Local 2058, York, and the Liverpool Ambulance League.
In addition to his mother, surviving are three daughters, Edith
A. Dunn of Pottstown, Melissa A. Bennett, at home, and Lindsie A. Bennett
of Newport; three brothers, Robert of Pinellas Park, Fla., K. Barry of
Duncannon and Dennis of Liverpool RR 1; and a sister, Margaret Bowersox
of Millerstown RR 1.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Wallace
Bennett; and a sister, Nancy Shutt.
Services were held April 25 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. Timothy A. Halbfoerster officiating. Burial was in Hunter's
Valley Cemetery, Liverpool RR 2.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 92 Wertzville
Road, Enola 17025.
MARY T. BICHLMEIER
Mary T. Bichlmeier, 79, of Marysville, formerly of Altoona,
died Wednesday, July 15, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Altoona, and attended
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Marysville.
She was the widow of Joseph Bichlmeier.
Surviving are two daughters, Joan Meinke of Marysville and Mary
Jo Nispel of Tewksbury, Mass.; two sisters, Martha Dietrich of Greenwood
and Anna DeVore of Garden Heights; a brother, Frank Thalhauser of Hollidaysburg;
a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 18 in St. John
Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Altoona. Sullivan Funeral Home,
Enola, handled local arrangements.
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