|ORPHA I. ACKER
Orpha I. Acker, 82, of N. Market Street, Duncannon, died Sunday,
Feb. 21, 1999 in HealthSouth Renova Center, Mechanicsburg.
She was born Jan. 31, 1917 in Pennsylvania to the late Earl
and Mabel E. (Romig) Acker.
She was a private-duty nurse; and graduate of Harrisburg Hospital
School of Nursing; a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Duncannon
Golden Age Club, Shermanata Grange 1796 and Duncannon American Legion Auxiliary;
and enjoyed traveling and flea markets.
Surviving are two daughters, Carmen Mahoney of Tyler, Texas,
and Irene Giordano of Berwick; a sister, Florence Howell; three grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 24 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating. Burial was in Duncannon
LEE R. ALLANDER
Lee R. Allander, 60, of Linton Hill Road, Duncannon, died Friday,
March 5, 1999 at his daughter's home.
He was born March 10, 1938 in Duncannon to M. Lucille (Leinaweaver)
Allander and the late Ellis Allander.
He was employed by PennDOT; served in the Air Force; was a member
of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Duncannon; a former member of the
band Country Outlaws; and a former union steward for A.F.S.C.M.E.
In addition to his mother, surviving are three sons, Ronald
L. of Camp Hill, Glenn M. of New Bloomfield and Kerry S. of Virginia; one
daughter, Lisa A. Hunsicker of Enola; one brother, Dale of Duncannon; and
Services were held March 8 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in
Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705
Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.
AMY K. ALLEN
Amy Kathryn Allen, 17, of Carroll Twp., Shermans Dale, died
Monday, April 12, 1999 at home.
She was born Feb. 15, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas.
She was a student at West Perry High School, Elliottsburg, where
she was involved in the Pathway pilot program, Desk Top Publishing.
Surviving are her stepfather and mother, Samuel and Beverly
S. Heller Young of Shermans Dale; her father and stepmother, Gregory P.
and Kate Allen of Woodstock, Ga.; a brother, Bryan G. of San Antonio, Texas;
a sister, Shannon L. of Shermans Dale; her paternal grandparents, Paul
and Betty Calaman Allen Jr. of Carlisle; and stepgrandparents, Sam and
Dorothy Young of West Milton.
Services were held April 16 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle,
with the Rev. William E. Pipp officiating. Burial was in Biglerville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Services, 11
W. Pomfret St., Suite 2, Carlisle 17013.
BRITTANY M. ALTEMUS
Brittany M. Altemus, 8, daughter of Daniel M. and Rhonda G.
Altemus of Newport RR 2 died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at home.
She was born Aug. 24, 1990 in Harrisburg.
She was a second-grade student in Mrs. Ryan's class at Newport
Elementary School; a player in the Newport Youth Soccer Association; a
member of Girl Scout Troop 1554; and attended Central Baptist Church, Millerstown.
In addition to her parents, surviving are a brother, Daniel
R., and a sister, Julie R., both at home; her maternal grandparents, Joseph
and Margaret George of Garland, Texas; her paternal grandparents, Rev.
Harold and Isabel Altemus of Johnstown; a paternal great-grandmother, Isabel
Altemus of Leechburg; and a paternal great-grandfather, J. Edward Williams
of Philipsburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Feb. 2 in Central Baptist Church with pastors
Wayne Krell and Robert Meyer officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Diamonds Fund, Hershey Medical
Center, P.O. Box 852, Hershey 17033-0852.
SAMUEL E. ARMOLT
Samuel E. Armolt, 74, of Sawmill Road, Newville, died Wednesday,
Feb. 3, 1999 at home.
He was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Newville to the late Guy and Myrtle
He operated a sawmill in Bloserville for 40 years and was a
member of McClures Gap Church of God.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Florence Stotler Armolt;
three sons, Samuel E. Jr. of Shermans Dale, Lester R. of Newville and Terry
L. of Chesapeake, Va.; four daughters, Rhonda K. Hall, Gloria J. Armolt
and Julie A. Davis, all of Carlisle, and Cindy L. Lohman of Knotts Island,
N.C.; a sister, Edna Barrick of Newville; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene Armolt and two
grandchildren, Michael Chronister and Joshua Armolt.
Services were held Feb. 8 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle,
with the Rev. Paul Hauck officiating. Burial was in Upper Frankford Brick
Memorial contributions may be made to his church's building
fund, 130 Church of God Road, Newville 17241.
BEULAH L. ARMSTRONG
Beulah L. Armstrong, 89, of Pennsylvania Avenue, Carlisle, died
Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the home of a daughter-in-law, Veda Weaver,
She was born Aug. 30, 1909, in Harrisburg to the late Oliver
and Dessie (Haney) Leiter.
She retired from Piezo Crystal.
She was the widow of James S. Armstrong.
Surviving are a son, Lloyd Weaver of Walton, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Merlin E. Weaver.
Services were held April 17 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. Dorothy Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery,
PAULINE M. ARTER
Pauline M. Arter, 85, of Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield,
formerly of Duncannon, died Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at Perry Village.
She was born March 30, 1913 in Marysville to the late John S.
and Grace (Lowe) Kenee.
She was a seamstress and rugmaker; a retired employee of the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; a Protestant; and a former broadcaster
for WHP where she had her own radio show, "The Patsy O'Day Show," in the
She was the widow of Enos W. Arter.
Surviving are four sons, Gehrett W. and Jack E., both of Duncannon,
Marlin O. of Virginia and Hampton G. of New York; a brother, Marlin Kenee
of Harrisburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held in Union Cemetery with the Rev.
George Yerger officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
ANNA MAE AUCKER
Anna Mae Aucker, 87, formerly of Millerstown RR 2, died Friday,
Nov. 19, 1999 in Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool.
She retired as a seamstress from the New Bloomfield Dress Factory
and was a former employee of the Liverpool Dress Factory and Miss Siren,
Selinsgrove; attended Wilts Grammar School, Greenwood Twp.; was a member
of Richfield Senior Citizens; attended St. James United Methodist Church,
Millerstown RR 2; and enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
She was the widow of Howard P. Aucker.
Surviving are two daughters, Roseanna A. Stein of Pittsburgh
and Joyce A. Drew of Liverpool RR 1; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 22 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool.
Burial was in St. Peter United Methodist Cemetery, Millerstown RR 2.
FRANKLIN J. AUXT SR.
Franklin J. Auxt Sr., 77, of Newport RR 2 died Friday, Dec.
10, 1999 in Community General Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Duncannon to the late Jacob and
Ora (Fissel) Auxt.
He was a retired state employee; had worked for Old Ferry Pumphouse,
Millerstown; was a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of American
Legion Post 177 and VFW Post 34.
He was the widower of Mildred P. Auxt.
Surviving are a son, Franklin J. Jr., and a daughter, Patricia
Atwood, both of Newport; three brothers, Samuel of Duncannon, Jacob of
Marysville and Fred of Enola; three sisters, Sarah Sands and Barbara Hoover,
both of Duncannon, and Aretta Acri of Wormleysburg; five grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Randal Atwood.
Services were held Dec. 13 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Philip Brenizer officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew Cemetery,
Millerstown RR 1.
DAVID L. BAER
David L. Baer, 58, of Newport RR 5 died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999
He was born Sept. 24, 1941 in Newport to the late John and Anna
He retired as a teacher from the Susquenita School District,
where he was a former high school wrestling coach, and was a member of
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newport.
Surviving are a son, Brandon D., at home; three brothers, Dallas
and John A., both of Newport RR 5, and Robert of Clarks Summit; and a sister,
Anna Mitchell of Newport.
Services were held Oct. 24 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susquenita Wrestling Booster
Club, RR 4, Box 4116, Duncannon 17020.
DALE H. BAKER
Dale H. Baker, 75, of Landisburg RR 1 died Monday, Feb. 22,
1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born May 10, 1923 in Madison Twp. to the late Charles
H. and Mary F. (Moore) Baker.
He retired as head miller from H.R. Wentzel and Sons Inc., Landisburg
RR 1; was a Navy veteran of World War II; a member of Duncannon American
Legion Post 340 and the Newport Social Order of Owls; and a life member
of White Circle Lodge 1, Carlisle.
Surviving are a brother, Donald S. "Sam" of Landisburg RR 1,
and a sister, Dorothy L. Morrison of Shermans Dale.
Services were held Feb. 26 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Malcolm E. Martin officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Lutheran
Church Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landisburg Ambulance Club,
P.O. Box 122, Landisburg 17040.
EVALYN P. BAKER
Evalyn P. Baker,86, of Pine Street, New Buffalo, died Friday,
May 7, 1999 in KinkoraPythian Home, Duncannon.
She was born Sept. 9, 1912 in Eshcol to the late Johnand Mary
She retired from the state Bureau of Vital Statisticsand was
a member of Christ Lutheran Church, New Bloomfield.
She was the widow of Floyd D. Baker.
Surviving are two daughters, Flora F. Cameron of Millerstownand
Judy Strickland of Newport; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held May 10 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport,with
the Rev. Robert Knight officiating. Burial was in NewportCemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church,P.O. Box 448,
New Bloomfield 17068.
GARY L. BANKES
Gary L. Bankes, 42, of Loysville RR 1 died Thursday, Dec. 9,
1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Nov. 25, 1957 in Harrisburg to Ruth Ann (Weirich)
Richcreek of Carlisle and the late Harry Bankes.
He was a transmission mechanic at K&H Ford, Mechanicsburg;
had attended Middletown High School; and was a member of the Keystone Appaloosa
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Elaine M.
Varner Bankes; a daughter, Autumn M. Bankes, at home; two brothers, Barry
L. Bankes and Clair E. Richcreek, both of Dover; and two sisters, Patricia
M. Broom of York Haven and Pamela A. Richcreek of Carlisle.
Services were held Nov. 15 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Judy Rowles officiating. Burial was Blain Cemetery.
EARL E. BARNES
Earl Elwood Barnes, 79, of Elliottsburg RR 1 died Tuesday, March
16, 1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born Oct. 12, 1919 in Tuscarora Twp. to the late John
and Hester Barnes.
He retired as a mechanic from R and W Equipment, Carlisle; had
been a mechanic for the former Shovers Equipment, Loysville; and was a
member of Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel L. Casner Barnes; two daughters,
Joanne Reeder of Newville and Fern Dougherty of Loysville RR 2; a stepdaughter,
Lois Fleisher of New Bloomfield RR 2; two brothers, John of Millerstown
and Larry of Newport; four sisters, Thelma Waller, Mabel Casner and Ethel
Weibley, all of Loysville RR 1, and Betty Wingert of Liverpool; four grandchildren;
three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 20 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. Crea M. Clark officiating. Burial was in Messiah Lutheran
Church Cemetery, Elliottsburg.
HELEN E. BARR
Helen E. Barr,79, of Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center,
Duncannon,died Monday, April 26, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
She was born Oct. 25, 1919 in Harrisburg to the lateJohn F.
Sr. and Margaret (Hooven) Barr.
She retired as a stock-brokerage account executivefrom Legg
Mason in Harrisburg; was a former board member of theGirls Club of Harrisburg;
and a member of Pine Street PresbyterianChurch, Harrisburg, and the Soroptimist
Surviving are several cousins and close friends, Jimand Pat
Palmer of Halifax.
Graveside services were held April 30 in East HarrisburgCemetery
with Dr. Richard Adams officiating.
Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorialfund of her
church, 310 N. Third St., Harrisburg 17101.
WILLIAM E. BARRICK SR.
William E. Barrick Sr., 73, of Mechanicsburg died Saturday,
Oct. 23, 1999 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born May 13, 1926 at Carlisle RR to the late Ellis and
Chloe (Marquart) Barrick.
He retired as a welder from Pennsy Supply; was an Army veteran
of the Korean War; a member of Young's United Methodist Church, Shermans
Dale; and an avid jewelry maker.
Surviving are his wife, Marian E. Barrick; a son, William E.
Jr. of Phoenixville; five brothers, Ralph L. of Rice Lake, Wis., Richard
L. of Mechanicsburg, Henry H. of Carlisle, Glenn E. of Lake Butler, Fla.,
and Harold L. of Shermans Dale; three sisters, Arlene Kitchens of Windsor,
S.C., Evelyn Hetrick of Mesa, Ariz., and Elinor Hetrick of Ray City, Ga.;
three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 29 in his church with the Rev. R. Bruce
Woolever officiating. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.
CATHERINE I. BARTHEL
Catherine Irene "Red" Barthel, 72, formerly of Liverpool, died
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was born in rural Liverpool to the late Ross Daniel and
Bertha (Wili) Mangle.
She attended Centerville Grammar School, Millerstown RR 1, and
enjoyed playing bingo.
She was the widow of Paul Edward Barthel, who died May 6, 1985.
Surviving are two sons, Fred W. of York Haven, with whom she
lived, and Thomas E. of Steelton; three daughters, Shirley I. Shirley and
Robin E. Hill, both of Duncannon, and Connie L. Kuren of Lewisberry; two
brothers, Herbert Mangle of New Buffalo and Richard Mangle of Mt. Pleasant
Mills RR 1; one sister, Charlotte Kammler of Liverpool RR 1; 16 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Roscoe Mangle, and
two sisters, Hazel Keck and Thelma Reynolds.
Services were held Dec. 24 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. James Bramer officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew's Lutheran
Cemetery, Old Ferry Road, Millerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation
of Central Pennsylvania, Old Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite
101, Harrisburg 17109.
HELEN I. BASHORE
Helen I. Bashore, 88, formerly of Dillsburg and Enola, died
Saturday, July 10, 1999 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
She was a member of East Pennsboro and Dillsburg senior citizens
and a Lutheran.
She was the widow of David M. Bashore.
Surviving are three daughters, Ona Matter of Halifax, S. Arlene
Beck of Enola and Mary Ann Drury of Dillsburg; 10 grandchildren; and 10
Services were held July 14 in Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola.
Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
ELEANOR J. BAUGHMAN
Eleanor J. Baughman, 67, of Orchard Drive, Steelton, died Saturday,
May 22, 1999 at home.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Parish, Steelton.
She was the widow of Warren E. Baughman.
Surviving are one son, Michael R. of Loysville; one daughter,
Tina Simpson of Lower Paxton Twp., her mother, Mary Breski of Steelton;
one brother, James Breski of Lawnton; one sister, Genevieve Kamenar of
Steelton; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 26 at Prince of
Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Steelton.
Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 815 S. Second
St., Steelton 17113.
TERRY L. BEASOM
Terry L. "Boo" Beasom, 39, of Thompsontown died Monday, Jan.
18, 1999 in Lewistown Hospital.
He was born Nov. 30, 1959 in Lewistown.
He had worked for Hinkle and McCoy in York, The Sled Works in
Duncannon and Specialty Bakers, Marysville; attended East Juniata High
School; a member of Thompsontown United Methodist Church and Thompsontown
Fire Company; and enjoyed fishing, building models and repairing radios.
Surviving are a companion, Shirley Kauffman; his parents, Robert
J. and Ethel I. Swartz Beasom of Thompsontown; a brother, Robert E. of
McAlisterville RR 1; two sisters, Tammy Brown of Millerstown RR 1 and Sue
Prye of Mifflintown RR 4; and his paternal grandmother, Mary E. Leister
Beasom of Millerstown RR 1.
Services were held Jan. 22 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville,
with pastor Charles A. Sheaffer officiating. Burial was in Lost Creek Mennonite
Cemetery, Mifflintown RR 2.
EARNEST E. BECK SR.
Earnest E. Beck Sr., 65, of Enola died Thursday, July 15, 1999
in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He retired as a truck driver from the U.S. Postal Service; was
a Navy veteran of the Korean War; a member of the Sixth Street Clover Club,
Enola American Legion Post 751, Duncannon VFW Post 255 and the Blue Ridge
Sportsman Club; an honorary member of the Sheriffs Association; and enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, S. Arlene Bashore Beck; three sons,
Earnest E. Jr. of Enola, William D. of Duncannon and Timothy A. of Dauphin;
two sisters, MaryAnn Horting of Dauphin and Lois Myers of Grantville; four
brothers, Tony of Linglestown, John of York Haven, Thomas of Dauphin and
Kenneth of Duncannon; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held July 19 in Neumyer Funeral Home. Burial was
at the family's convenience.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society of America,
Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg
17110, or American Heart Association, South-Central Pennsylvania Chapter,
1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
DOROTHY I. BEHRENDT
Dorothy I. Behrendt, 72, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Saturday,
Aug. 28, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She retired from the Book of the Month Club and was a former
employee of Blough-Wagner, Harrisburg.
Surviving are a son, Charles W. of New Bloomfield; a daughter, Donna
M. Seiber of Millerstown; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 31 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield.
Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society,
Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.
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