Miscellaneous Juniata County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
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  Clara J. Stees, 83, formerly of Dauphin, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was a member of Trinity Free Church, Dauphin.
  She was the widow of Harry D. Stees.
  Surviving are two sons, Eli A. Mikos Jr. of Manistique, Mich., and Stephen E. Mikos of Duncannon; two daughters, Mary Lou Hall of Cookeville, Tenn., and Alice Faye Wilson of New Bloomfield; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 1 in Stone & Murray Funeral Home, New Cumberland. Burial was in Dauphin Memorial Park.

  Howard E. "Huck" Stine, M.D., 79, of Lower Allen Twp., Cumberland County, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Blain to the late Howard E., D.D.S., and Hazel (Hench) Stine.
  He was a retired chief of staff for the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Harrisburg; a 1938 graduate of Gettysburg College and 1943 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School; and a Korean War Army veteran.
  He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, its choir and past president of the church council; past president of the Gettysburg College Alumni Association, Harrisburg Chapter; Lowther Manor Lodge 781, F&AM, Camp Hill; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Temple Shrine and its golf league, Harrisburg; VFW Post 7415, New Cumberland; BPOE, West Shore; Riverview Golf Club, DDRE, New Cumberland; and Fairview Hunting Club, Blain RR 1.
  Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline C. (Moye) Stine; a son, Howard E. Stine III of Brookhaven; a daughter, Kristina C. Griffith of Camp Hill; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 21 in his church with the Rev. Russell H. Mueller officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, West Hanover Twp.
  Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 1610 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill 17011. 

  Frank A. Stinehart, 58, of Liverpool RR 1 died Sunday, April 5, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born May 1, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Frank and Laura (Ames) Stinehart.
  He attended Cleveland schools; was a graduate of Ohio Military Institute; a staff sergeant and three-tour Army veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Vietnam Gallantry Cross; a Catholic; worked part-time at Kwik-Fill service station, Duncannon; was service officer of Liverpool American Legion; and a member of Millerstown Moose, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49 and Newport Owls.
  He was the widower of Frances Marie Ramedia Stinehart, who died March 27, 1996.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Lee Foreman of Liverpool RR 1 and Frances L. Bruno of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
  Graveside services with military honors were held April 9 in Barner's (St. John) Lutheran Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1, with Robert Thompson officiating.
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

  Inez V.J. Stoke, 84, formerly of Loysville, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Oct. 4, 1913 in New Germantown to the late David B. and Goldie E. (Tressler) Stambaugh.
  She was a homemaker; member of New Bloomfield United Methodist Church; and a former member of the Blain Fire Company Auxiliary.
  She was the widow of B. Lee Stoke, who died Oct. 3, 1996.
  Surviving are two sons, Elwood T. of New Cumberland and David F. of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Patricia A. Reisinger of Blain and Donna L. Bistline of Summerton, S.C.; a sister, Rhobie C. Smith of Seattle, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 7 in her church with the Rev. Donald Morgan officiating. Burial was Blain Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 96, New Bloomfield 17068.

  Margaret Dickinson Stoner, 81, of Harrisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 19,1998 at her home.
  She was born Aug. 30, 1916 in Westerly, R.I., to the late Herbert and Ellen (Couch) Martin.
  She was a retired statistical researcher for the Joint State Government Commission-Commonwealth of Pa.; a member of Paxton Presbyterian Church and president of its Womens Bible Class, and a member of the Paxton Civic Club.
  She was the widow of T. Harvey Stoner.
  She is survived by one son, Robert L. Dickinson of Clarence Center, N.Y.; two daughters, Sheryl L. Heim of Camp Hill and Deborah L. Dickinson of Loysville; two stepsons, Thomas H. Stoner of Reading and William Stoner of Old Saybrook, Conn.; three stepdaughters, Victoria Ogden of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Dorothy Smith of State College and Janet Sbihli of Japan; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 21 in her church. Burial was in Paxton Churchyard, Harrisburg.
  Neill Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 301 N. Union St., Middletown 17057.

  Paul L. Stouffer, 78, of Pisgah Road, Shermans Dale, Spring Twp., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born April 4, 1920 in Perry County.
  He was a retired employee of C. H. Masland and Sons, Carlisle, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1299, Carlisle.
  Surviving are one son, Paul S. Reich, at home; two half-sisters, Susan M. Roberts of Cumberland, Md., and Ellamae Bloser of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and one half-brother, William J. Brownawell of Newville.
  He was preceded in death by three half-sisters, Betty J. Brownawell, Beatrice R. Murphy and Esther E. Watson.
  Services were held Aug. 15 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Howard A. Kerstetter officiating.
  Burial was in Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carroll Twp.

  Charles M. Stump, 76, of E. Penn Street, Carlisle, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born July 17, 1921 in Philadelphia to the late Charles T. and Caroline J. (Carr) Stump.
  He retired from TRW of Harrisburg and formerly worked for Frog Switch Mfg. Co. of Carlisle; of the Catholic faith; and was an Army veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary V. Brownawell Adams Stump; a stepdaughter, Ann M. Rice of Elliottsburg RR 1; a stepson, William Adams of Carlisle; a brother, Arthur of Philadelphia; five stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family.
  Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.

  Charles T. Strawser, 79, of Thompsontown RR 1, formerly of Newport, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998 in Lewistown Hospital.
  He was born Aug. 18, 1918 in Perry County to the late Cloyd and Daisy (Lesher) Strawser.
  He was a World War II veteran.
  Surviving are a sister, Grace Myers, and a brother, Paul Lesher, both of Newport; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Cloyd.
  Services were held April 13 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Paul Case officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Thompsontown Ambulance League, RR 1, Box 69-A, Thompsontown 17094.

  Beatrice E. Strohm, 77, of Duncannon RR 4 died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was born Jan. 14, 1921 in Harrisburg to the late Abraham L. and Ella E. (Metzger) Snyder. 
  She was a member of Watts Weslyan Church. She was the widow of Edward F. Strohm.
  Surviving are a son, Michael of Duncannon; a daughter, Joanna High of Texas; a brother, Robert Snyder of Harrisburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 27 in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Fred Brungart officiating. Burial was in Shoop's Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, RR 4, Duncannon 17020, or Kinkora Pythian Home, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon.

  J. Harold Stydinger, 74, of Millerstown RR 1 died Friday, June 5, 1998 in Community General Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born March 9, 1924 in Juniata County to the late Jacob Frank and Esther (Reisinger) Stydinger.
  He retired from Stydinger Excavating and was a member of Wila United Methodist Church.
  He was the widower of Mary J. Kinzer Stydinger. Surviving are a son, Dale A., and two daughters, Denise A. Comp and Donna L. Gantt, all of Millerstown RR 1; a brother, Walter of Elliottsburg RR 1; three sisters, Virginia Harris of New Bloomfield, Bessie McGill of Millerstown RR 1 and Pearl Hoffert of Reading; and three grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Doug L. Stydinger.
  Services were held June 8 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Wila Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

  Michael J. Supko Jr., 54, of Basin Hill Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, April 19, 1998 at home.
  He was born March 20, 1944 in Penn Twp. to the late William and Gertrude (Burkey) Supko.
  He was retired from the former TRW, Harrisburg, and a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Marysville.
  Surviving are his wife, Arlene Shotsberger Supko; three sons, Michael J. Jr., Jason M. and William M., all at home; two brothers, Randolph Supko of Marysville and Richard Supko of Duncannon; and one sister, Madeline Decker of Duncannon.
  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held April 22 in his church with Father John Greaney officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa., 98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

  John M. Sutton, 71, of N. Middleton Road, Carlisle, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born Dec. 2, 1926 to the late James L. and Clyde Edith (Carter) Sutton Brown.
  He was a retired SFC in the Army with more than 28 years service and a veteran of World War II, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War; a former employee of Wolfe Bus Company; and a member of American Legion Post 101, Carlisle, and the North Middleton Senior Citizens. 
  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Lydia I. McClintock Sutton, four daughters, Bonnie L. Handshew of Spring Grove, Lydia E. Zimmerman of Newport, Barbara Fisher of Tennessee and Shawn M. Tuttle of Carlisle; two brothers, James L. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jesse E. of Ralston, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 4 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Robert A. Klinger officiating. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg 17043.

  Ruth Elizabeth Swartz, 70, of Richfield RR 2 died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998 at home.
  She was born Nov. 20, 1927 in Susquehanna Twp., Juniata County, to the late Morris F. Sr. and Jennie (Forry) Kerstetter.
  She graduated from Millerstown High School in 1946. She was a former employee of the governor's personnel division in Harrisburg and Juniata County School District at Susquehanna Elementary School, and was a homemaker.
  She was a member of Richfield United Methodist Church, Richfield Ambulance League and Richfield Fire Company.
  She was the widow of Amos A. Swartz, who died Aug. 28, 1991. Surviving are four brothers, Morris F. Kerstetter Jr. of Richfield RR 2, Bernard T. Kerstetter of McAlisterville RR 1, Glenn E. Kerstetter of Millerstown RR 2 and Ralph M. Kerstetter of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2; and nieces and nephews.
  Services were held Jan. 14 at Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Stewart F. Bingman officiating. Burial was in Dressler's Ridge Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Home Health Services, Hospice Division, 61 Duke St., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland 17857.

  Marguerite M. Sweeney, 77, of Woodside, New York (Borough of Queens) died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 at the home of her sister-in-law, Mildred Miller of Fox Hollow Road, Shermans Dale.
  She was born April 30, 1921 in Bellwood, Pa. 
  She was a retired secretary for United Press International, New York City and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Woodside, New York.
  She was the widow of Richard Sweeney.
  Surviving are a brother, Patsy Veign of Farrell, Pa.; a sister, Ann Del Grosso of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.
  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 12 in St. Theresa's Catholic Church, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Lateer officiating. Burial was in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
  Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg 17043.

  Harold C. Swinn, 57, of Pierce Road, Marysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998 in Waymart Health Center, Waymart.
  He was self-employed and an Army veteran.
  Surviving are a brother, Russell E. of Carlisle; and seven sisters, Beatrice E. Flow of Parkland, Fla., Louella M. Duncan, Ruth E. Smith, Grace P. Richwine, Martha E. Frey and Shirley M. Shellehamer, all of Marysville, and Alma C. Smiley of Shermans Dale.
  Services were held Oct. 12 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville.   Burial was in Griers Point Cemetery, Rye Twp.

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