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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 arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, RR 1, New Bloomfield 17068.

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 four grandchildren. 
  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, N.J.
  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 of Duncannon.
  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 charity.

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 (Weller) Baughman.
  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 Hospital. 
  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 RR 1. 
  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 
  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 News Singers. 
  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) Hess.
  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 17040.

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 cemetery.
  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, Carlisle. 
  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 grandchildren. 
  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, Carlisle. 
  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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