Miscellaneous Juniata County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
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  Kenneth C. "Pineapple" Boyer, 77, of State Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  He was born June 28, 1921 in Parkville, York County, to the late Bruce and Lucy (Coble) Boyer. 
  He was a retired painter with R.E. Jones Inc. of Harrisburg; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of VFW Post 255 and American Legion Post 340, both of Duncannon, and Painters Union Local 411. 
  Surviving are his wife, Nancy Lukens Boyer; a son, Kenneth B. of Steelton; a daughter, Susan B. Battistoni of Pocomoke, Md.; a brother, Joseph R. Barnett of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Lois Palmer of Duncannon; two granddaughters, Ashley and Denise; and two great-grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, April D. Boyer. 
  Services were held Jan. 7 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Bernard Fortna officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery. 
   Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

  Leaten F. Bradley,91, formerly of E. South Street, Carlisle, died Thursday, April29, 1999 in Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.
  She was a former salad chef at the Best Western restaurantand a member of First United Methodist Church, its Sunday schooland United Methodist Women.
  She was the widow of William B. Bradley Jr.
  Surviving are three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held May 3 in Ewing Brothers FuneralHome, Carlisle. Burial was in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery,Carroll Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church,64 E. North St., Carlisle 17013.

  Blanche Rebecca Brightbill, 100, of Quincy United Methodist Home died Sunday, April 25, 1999 at the home.
  She was born Aug. 31, 1898 in Duncannon to the late Charles T. and Mary Emma (Graham) Brightbill.
  She was a retired registered nurse from Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, and a graduate of Quincy High School and Chester County Hospital School of Nursing.
  Surviving are three nieces, Donna Clauer of Bel Air, Md., Wendy Didier of Tunkhannock and Marjorie Kilczewski of Belcamp, Md.
  Graveside services were held April 28 in Union Cemetery, Duncannon, with the Rev. Dorothy Mitchell officiating.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.


  Onata A. "Flukie" Brown, 86, formerly of Ickesburg RR 1, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 in Ross' Countryside Assisted Living, Elliottsburg.
  She was born June 27, 1913 in Saville Twp. to the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Flickinger) Reisinger.
  She had been a partner in the former E.M. Brown Insurance Agency; was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ickesburg, where she had taught Sunday school; had been active in community affairs; and was a member of the Ickesburg Lioness Club, Landisburg Rebekah lodge, and Ickesburg Fire Company and its Auxiliary.
  She was the widow of Edward M. Brown, who died in 1982.
  Surviving are a son, Lewis D. of Orbisonia; a daughter, Nancy K. Singleton of Ickesburg; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
  Services were held Oct. 4 in her church with the Rev. James A. Gold officiating.   Burial was in Eshcol Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

  Pamela J. Brownawell, 42, of Pisgah Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999 at home.
  She was born Oct. 27, 1956 in Carlisle.
  She was a former employee of Rite Aid Corp., Ralston-Purina and the Valley Motel, Carlisle.
  Surviving are her parents, Raymond L. and Bernadine Tidd Brownawell, with whom she lived; two brothers, Raymond L. Jr. and Timothy A., both of Shermans Dale; and a sister, Debra Silvis of Gardners.
  Services were held Feb. 7 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating.   Burial was private.


  Samuel W. Brownawell, 81, of Third Street, Carlisle, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born May 31, 1918 in Perry County to the late William C. and Minnie (Sheriff) Brownawell.
  He retired from Carlisle Cement Products and was a former employee of Bonnybrook Stone Quarries; and a social member of American Legion Post 101.
  Surviving are four daughters, Minnie J. Bolen of Gardners, Helen Russell and Sandy Stimeling, both of Newville, and Mary Ann Shields of Shippensburg; four brothers, Earl, Pete and Bob, all of Shermans Dale, and Jess of Carlisle; three sisters, Betty Rhoades of Gardners and Mary Stump and Mildred Nace, both of Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family.
  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements.

  Robert L. Burch, 57, of N. Fourth Street, Newport, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born Aug. 16, 1942 in Bellefonte to Janet Burch of Bellefonte and the late Wellman L. Burch.
  He was retired from Herre Brothers; an Army veteran; a Lutheran; a 1960 graduate of Bellefonte High School; life member of Logan Fire Company; a member of Perry County Archers; and active in promoting transplant awareness and liked fishing and racing and established the web site for the Port Royal Race Track.
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Audrey Korman Burch; a son, Karl D. of Newport; a daughter, Kristina L. Burch of Birdsboro; two brothers, Walter of Glen Morgan, W.Va., and William of Millersburg; and a sister, Charlotte Larimer of Bellefonte.
  Services were held Nov. 3 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Eric Yingst officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Valley Transplant Program, Rodin Place, Suite 201, 2000 Hamilton St., Philadelphia 19130.

  Anna M. Burke, 88, of New Bloomfield RR 2, formerly of Harrisburg, died Sunday, June 27, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was the widow of Malvern E. Burke.
  Surviving are a daughter, Elsie Moyer of Shermans Dale; a sister, Pauline Davidson of Milroy; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 30 in Perry Village. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

  Annie E. Campbell, 80, of Newport RR 3 died Tuesday, March 9, 1999 at home.
  She was born March 20, 1918 in Juniata Twp. to the late Thomas W. and Mary E. (Toomey) Reeder.
  She was a member and secretary of the Perry County Fair Board; a member and president of the consistory of St. John United Church of Christ, Markelsville; and a member of the Subordinate, Community, Perry Valley, Pomona, Pennsylvania and National Grange units.
  Surviving are her husband, S. Roy Campbell; two sons, Oscar W. and Wayne D., and a daughter, Mary Ann Smee, all of Newport RR 3; a brother, Thomas Reeder of New Bloomfield RR 2; four sisters, Pearle Blaine, Florence Barkley and Ruth Gantt, all of Newport, and Violet McAllister of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Keith Smee.
  Services, including a grange service, were held March 13 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Donald Mason officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025-0266.

  Grace M. Campbell, 89, formerly of Newport, died Thursday, April 22, 1999 in the Church of God Home, Carlisle.
  She was born May 11, 1909 in Newport to the late George W. and Sara Jane (Billow) Beers.
  She retired from the state Department of Revenue and was a member of Newport Church of God.
  She was the widow of Samuel B. Campbell.
  Surviving are a son, Robert of Wilmington, Del.; a daughter, Mildred Runk of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Verna Dowdrick of Duncannon; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, William A. Campbell.
  Graveside services were held April 26 in Newport Cemetery with the Rev. Cheryl Dorman officiating. 
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, RR 2, Box 12, Newport 17074, or the Church of God Home, 801 Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.

  Mary E. Carns, 91, formerly of Newport, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999 in Thornwald Nursing Home, Carlisle.
  She retired as principal of Lincoln School, Camp Hill; was a former teacher in Newport and Lewistown schools; and a graduate of Newport High School, the former Millersville State Teachers College and Penn State University.
  She was a member and former organist of Market Street United Methodist Church, Newport; a board member of the Louise Beard Memorial Home; former secretary, treasurer and board member of the Newport Public Library; organized Newport's first Girl Scout troop (No. 42); and received a National Girl Scouts "Thanks" badge. She enjoyed watching Penn State football and the Atlanta Braves.
  Surviving are nephews and nieces.
  Services were held Aug. 7 in her church. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 38, Newport 17074, or Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport.

  Paul R. Carpenter, 61, of Dulles Drive East, Ridley Park, Wormleysburg, died Saturday, April 3, 1999 in Hershey Medical Center.
  He was born March 4, 1938 in Bedford, N.Y., to the late Valerie (LaPierre) Brinkerhoff and Paul R. Brinkerhoff of New York state. He later was adopted by Richard Carpenter, Valerie Brinkerhoff's second husband.
  He had been a piano and organ instructor for Forte Music and an organist at the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks; was a graduate of a Philadelphia music college; a National Guard veteran; and enjoyed hiking and watching old movies.
  In addition to his father, surviving are his wife, Faye Freet Carpenter, and a brother, Joris Brinkerhoff of Philadelphia.
  Services were held April 6 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. John Schaertel officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4.

  Glenn D. Carter, 89, of State Street, Lemoyne, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999 in the Renova Center, Lower Allen Twp., Cumberland County.
  He was born May 25, 1909 in Philadelphia to the late Ray S. and Clara Rosana (Derrick) Carter.
  He was a retired cabinetmaker and contractor.
  He was the widower of Blanche Llewellyn Carter.
  Surviving are a son, Donald L. Sr. of New Cumberland; a daughter, Constance C. Grenoble of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 29 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.

  Janet Eva Cash, 39, of Cook Road, Duncannon, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999 at her Wheatfield Twp. home.
  She was born Aug. 11, 1960 in Trenton, N.J.
  She was a graphic arts designer; a homemaker; a home-school mother; and a member of Perry Alliance Church, Shermans Dale.
  Surviving are her husband, Robert J. Cash; a son, Colin Christopher, and a daughter, Sarah Lynn, both at home; her parents, Tibor and Eva Adrigan of Mercerville, N.J.; two sisters, Marian Underwood of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Lillian Andres of Hamilton, N.J. 
  Services were held Dec. 11 in her church with the Rev. Patrick G. Port officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Third St., Harrisburg 17102.

  Mabel J. Casner, 71, of Loysville RR 1 died Thursday, April 15, 1999 at home. 
  She was born June 11, 1927 in Ickesburg to the late John L. and Hester E. (Reisinger) Barnes.
  She retired as a clerk from the state Department of Transportation, Harrisburg; was a member of Sandy Hill United Church of Christ, Loysville RR 1; and was a volunteer with several organizations.
  Surviving are her husband, H. Lee Casner; two sons, Harold R. and Ronald L., both of Loysville RR 1; two daughters, Betty J. Thomas of Loysville RR 1 and Sandra K. Schumacher of Shermans Dale; two brothers, John R. Barnes of Millerstown and Larry Barnes of Newport; three sisters, Thelma Waller and Ethel Weibley, both of Loysville RR, and Betty Wingert of Liverpool; and seven grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Elsie Ganger; two brothers, Lester and Earl Barnes; and a granddaughter, Katie Jane Thomas.
  Services were held April 19 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. John S. Kipp officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102, or to Comfort Care, 205 Grandview Ave., Third Floor, Camp Hill 17011.

  Claire Marie Neeley Cassatt, 98, formerly of Newport, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999 in Shady Grove Nursing Home, Rockville, Md.
  Affectionately known as Aunt Claire by family and close friends, she was a retired elementary schoolteacher; a graduate of Newport High School and the former Shippensburg State Teachers College; member of Colonial Park United Church of Christ, its Friendship Club and Edna Hoke Sunday School Class, Harrisburg and Ridgeview garden clubs and the National Retired Teachers Association.
  She was the widow of Linus M. Cassatt.
  Surviving are two stepdaughters, Barbara L. Cassatt of Severn, Md., and Gladys A. Gochnauer of Lancaster; two stepgrandchildren; a nephew, Jack D. Neeley of Highland, Calif.; and two nieces, Arlene S. Kennedy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Betty N. Fleisher of Harrisburg.
  Services were held Jan. 16 in Hetrick Funeral Home, Harrisburg. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043, or her church, 5000 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg 17109. 

  Jean D. Charles, 68, of Roseglen died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999 at home.
  He was born Sept. 4, 1930 in Clay County, Mo., to the late Paul and Mildred (Desvernine) Charles.
  He was an equipment operator for the state Department of Highways and a broker for Arco Auto Carriers in the 1950s; a justice of the peace from 1968 to 1974 at Roseglen; owned and operated a coal delivery route for 35 years and retired early in 1999; and attended Rutgers University in 1947 and North Carolina State University in 1952.
  Surviving are a son, Valentine J. of Carlisle. 
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

  Nelson S. Charles, 84, of Thompsontown RR 1 died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born July 14, 1915 in Liverpool Twp. to the late John A. and Sarah (Sarver) Charles.
  He was owner/operator of Charles Brothers Meat Market, Liverpool, with his brother, John, and also worked as a shovel operator at Quigley's Quarry, Oakland Mills.
  He was an Army veteran of World War II; attended Centerville Lutheran Church, Perry Valley, and East Salem United Methodist Church; a member of Newport American Legion; and enjoyed woodworking.
  He was the widow of Hannah B. Brubaker Charles, who died April 1992.
  Surviving are a daughter, Sandra K. Rhoads of Mifflintown RR 2; a brother, John of Liverpool; two stepgrand-children; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by six sisters.
  Services were held Sept. 1 in Sheaf-fer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with pastor Robert Gray officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in East Salem Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to East Salem Church,RR 2 Box 1170, Mifflintown 17059, or Delaware Twp. Fire Company, RR 2 Box 1102, Mifflintown 17059.

  Eugene I. Chermela, 67, of North Wales, formerly of Warrington, died Friday, Aug. 6, 1999 at home.
  He was born in Glenside to the late Nicholas and Carmela (Capitosti) Chermela.
  He was the former owner of Gene's Hairstyling in Levittown and for the last 15 years had been a salesman for C&C Ford in Horsham, and a Coast Guard veteran during the Korean Conflict.
  Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Elinor (Wise) Chermela, formerly of Perry County; two daughters, Adrienne Gavin of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Carol Ann Moriarty of Kernersville, N.C.; two sons, Daniel of Ambler and Matthew of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Joan Boyle of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Robert of Henderson, N.C., and Nicholas of Lansdale; and five granddaughters; Kathleen and Chelsea Gavin, Erin, Elaina and Janel Moriarty.
  A memorial Mass was held Aug. 10 in Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, Montgomeryville. 
  Schneider Funeral Home, Hatboro, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Charmela Trust Fund, c/o of First Union Bank of Chalfont (attn. Kathleen White), 4275 County Line Road, Chalfont 18914. 

  Gloria J. Chohany, 64, of S. Main Street, Lewistown, died Saturday, May 29, 1999 at home.
  She was born Jan. 13, 1935 at Duncannon to the late John and Emma (Ferguson) Weaver.
  She was employed by Lear Corp., Lewistown.
  Surviving are a longtime companion, Carol A. Caldwell of Lewistown; two sons, Stephen D. Chohany Jr. of Duncannon and Michael K. Chohany of Trappe; one sister, Arlene Maneval of New Bloomfield; and four grandsons.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Weaver, and two sisters, Betty Little and Pearl Miller.
  A service was held June 1 at her home. Burial was at the convenience of the family.
  Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown 17044.

  David C. Christie, 38, of Centre Road, Newport, died Monday, June 28, 1999 as the result of a traffic accident in Buffalo Twp.
  He was born April 24, 1961 in Harrisburg.
  He was an employee of Hawkeye Fleet Services, Plainfield; a former employee of Hempt Bros. Inc., Camp Hill; a coach in the Newport Little League Baseball Association; attended Bucks United Methodist Church; a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society of Harrisburg Area Community College, the Oriental Sportsmen's Club and Teamsters Local 776, Harrisburg; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and car racing.
  Surviving are his wife, Rebecca L. Christie; a son, Herbert B. Lindsey, at home; his parents, David B. and Judith Christie of New Cumberland; a brother, Craig D. of Lewisberry; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crisp of Camp Hill.
  Services were held July 2 in Bucks Church with the Rev. David Arnold officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Twp.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 38, Newport 17074, or Newport Youth Baseball Association, c/o Karen Gochenaur, 60 S. Third St., Newport.

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