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  Virginia L. Christie, 95, of W. Main Street, New Bloomfield, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 at home.
  She was born Sept. 28, 1903 in Millerstown to the late Arthur C. and Bertha (Rippman) Landis.
  She was a Perry County native, spent her childhood in Cuba and Germany and later also lived in London.
  She retired from Smith College, Northhampton, Mass.; was a graduate of St. Mary's School in Virginia; was a member and past president of the Newport Civic Club; and a member of the Church of the Nativity, Newport, and the Newport Women's Club.
  She was the widow of Peter St. Clair Christie.
  Surviving are two sons, Peter S. of Seattle and Michael A. of Irvine, Calif.; a sister, Mary Landis of Newport; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 18 in her church with the Rev. Canon William T. Warne officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 159 S. Second St., Newport 127074, or Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport.


  Bessie P. Christopher, 97, of Claremont Drive, Carlisle, and formerly of Millerstown RR 3 and Mechanicsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 in Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
  She was born Jan. 1, 1902 at Millerstown RR 3 to the late Harry and Gertrude (Pines) Pressley.
  She retired as an occupational therapist from the Harrisburg State Hospital, Harrisburg; formerly worked as a cashier at the Hill Cafe, Harrisburg, and the Manhatten Store, Harrisburg; and was a member of Reward United Methodist Church, Millerstown.
  She was the widow of Theodore M. Christopher.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Pressley, and three sisters, Ann Anderson, Elsie Doughten and Dorothy Pressley.
  Services were held Oct. 18 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Peter M. Beddia officiating. Burial was in Reward Cemetery.

  Floyd W. "Bud" Clark, 69, of Sunbury Street, Millerstown, died Sunday, June 20, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Jan. 8, 1930 in Williamsport to the late Floyd W. and Sadie (Dorman) Clark.
  He retired as an aeronautics engineer from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; had worked at White Sands Proving Grounds, N.M., and Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown; was an Army veteran; a graduate of Penn State University; and enjoyed hunting, fishing and airplanes.
  Surviving are two sisters, Gayle Johns Weigle of Millerstown and June C. Burtch of Columbus, Ohio; three nieces; two nephews; five great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
  Services were held June 23 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Ray Hatcher officiating. Burial was in Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Watts Twp.

  Harry B. Clemm Sr., 85, of Red Hill Road, Dauphin, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999 at home.
  He was born Nov. 14, 1913 in Harrisburg to the late Harry E. and Anna (Burd) Clemm.
  He was a retired Amtrak engineer; a Navy veteran; a member of Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers and VFW Post 148, Union Deposit; and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
  Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Workman Clemm; two sons, Harry B. Jr. of Dauphin and William R. of Harrisburg; two daughters, Anna Stinefelt of Baltimore and Ethel Taylor of Harrisburg; two sisters, Dorothea Stewart of Carlisle and Ann Shaub of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Aug. 9 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Bernard Fortna officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dauphin.

  Dean E. "Sonny" Clouse, 65, of Carlisle Road, Gardners, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at Carlisle Hospital.
  He was born Jan. 27, 1934 in Perry County to the late Harold and Viola (Dietz) Clouse.
  He retired from Knouse Foods, Gardners.
  Surviving are his wife, Linda L. Stouter Clouse; four daughters, Deborah L. Sheaffer and Michelle I. Tolley, both of Mt. Holly Springs, Lorie A. Weidner of Gardners and Tammy J. Albright of Newville; a brother, Harold E. of Gardners; a sister, Betty I. Heberlig of Mt. Holly Springs; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine I. Rickrode.
  Services were held July 2 in Gibson-Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Richard Reese officiating. Burial was in Mt. Victory Cemetery, South Middleton Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Holly Springs Church of God, 14 Fairfield St., Mt. Holly Springs 17065.

  Aaron Kurtz Cockley, 80, of Landisburg RR 1 died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at home.
  He was born Oct. 11, 1919 in Susquehanna Twp., Dauphin County, to the late Aaron and Nellie Mae (Karns) Cockley.
  He was a retired salesman for the former Beechnut Foods of New York; a 1938 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and a graduate of Central Penn Business School; a Navy veteran of World War II; a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Monroe Twp., Cumberland County, and VFW Post 6704, American Legion Post 109 and Eureka Lodge 302, all of Mechanicsburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Dautrich Cockley; two sons, Kurtz R. of Landisburg, Kent C. of Murrysville and Steven J. of Shermans Dale; four daughters, Karen D. Cockley of Middletown, Sandra D. Wilson of Millerstown, Linda S. Cockley of Springfield and Debra A. Cockley of Dillsburg; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 10 in Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg, with the Rev. Anne K. Myers officiating. 
  Memorial contributions may be sent to Duncannon Senior Center, 27 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

  William K. Collins, 92, formerly of Newport RR 2, died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 in Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool.
  He was born March 8, 1906 in Duncannon to the late William and Hannah (Keville) Collins.
  He retired from Carlisle Tire and Rubber Co., also was a farmer, a Protestant, a member of the Newport Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed gardening, sports and walking.
He was the widower of Helen Smith Collins.
  Surviving are three sons, Thomas E. of Carlisle; Paul W. of Shermans Dale and Robert E. of Newport; a daughter, Betty M. Koopman of Newport; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 2 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Michael Witmer officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.

  Dorothy Evelyn Comp, 88, of Barnett Drive, Duncannon, died Monday, July 19, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She retired from State Farm Insurance Co.; was a graduate of the former William Penn High School, Harrisburg; and member of Fifth Street United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, its Les Fidelis Sunday School Class and the church bazaar and Easter egg makers group.
  Surviving are a niece, Lisa Sellers, with whom she lived, and a sister, Miriam Cassidy, and brother, J. Lester Sr., both of Camp Hill.
  Services were held July 22 in Geigle Funeral Home, Susquehanna Twp. Burial was in East Harrisburg Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 1721 N. Fifth St., Harrisburg 17102. 


  James S. Corbin, 93, formerly of Eddystone, Chester, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999 at West Shore Rehabilitation Center, Camp Hill.
  He was born in Altoona.
  He was a truck driver for Gulf Oil for 25 years and drove truck for other companies and was a member of Middletown Baptist Church and several senior citizens groups.
  He was the widower of Mabel L. Shinn Corbin, who died in 1993.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Mende of Easton, Md., and Ruth Tucher of Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Oct. 6 in Bateman Funeral Home, Brookhaven. Burial was in Lawncroft Cemetery, Linwood.
  Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

  Joseph S. CranwellSr., 79, of Windsor, Conn., died Wednesday, April 21, 1999 inVernon, Conn.
  He was born June 6, 1919 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada,to the late Sidney G. and Freda (Goodrich) Cranwell.
  He worked as a jeweler for several years for Diegesand Clust of Providence, R.I., specializing in sales of schoolrings and awards.
  Surviving are one son, Joseph S. Cranwell Jr. of WestSuffield, Conn.; three daughters, Susan C. Osgood of Newport,Pa., Diane Shankey of Scituate, Mass., and Debra Ann Cranwellof Lee, Mass.; and nine grandchildren.
  Services were held April 24 in St. Francis of AssisiCatholic Church, Vernon, Conn.

  Alice C. Sweger Crawford, 94, of E. Main Street, New Bloomfield, formerly of Wesley Drive, Lower Allen Twp., Cumberland County, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Nov. 13, 1904 at Erly to the late Sheridan and Mary R. (Kuller) Sweger.
  She retired from the state Revenue Department; had sung in the Bethany Towers Choir; was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ickesburg; and had attended Camp Hill United Methodist Church.
  She was the widow of Luther A. Crawford Sr, who died Dec. 29, 1972.
  Surviving are three daughters, Larue A. Schlusser of Ickesburg, Sylvia M. Kerstetter of Harrisburg and Yvonne L. Trout of New Bloomfield; three sons, Luther A. Jr. and James L., both of Ickesburg, and Robert E. of Newport RR 2; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 22 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Reasey officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.

  Edgar C. "Patty" Crull, 89, of State Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born Dec. 1, 1909 in Duncannon to the late Amos and Margaret (Cummings) Crull.
  He was retired from Hempt Bros, Camp Hill; a former school bus driver for Rohrer Bus; a former employee Capital Police, Harrisburg; and an Army veteran of World War II and recipient of five bronze stars and Croix De Guerre.
  He was the widower of Dorothy Hoffman Crull.
  Surviving are one son, John E. Hoffman of Giddings, Texas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 20 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. B. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

  Charlotte C. Dailey, 80, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Millerstown, died Saturday, Nov. 13, at home.
  She was born in Vandergrift, Pa., to the late Isaac and Cora (Shearing) Phillips. 
  She enjoyed camping and worked as a volunteer for the Mended Hearts Association.
  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Philip Dailey. They lived in Los Alamos, N.M., before moving to Albuquerque.
  Other survivors include a daughter, Donna, and her husband, Dr. Mike Hammer of Halfway, Ore.; a son, Dr. David Dailey, and his wife, Caron, of Grove City, Pa.; a brother, Edward Phillips of Leawood, Kan.; a sister, Erma Berry of Harrisburg; and eight grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 18 in French Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Smyrl officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Senior Heart Center, c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, N.M. 87125-6666.

  Mary Esther Danner, 74, of the Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, formerly of Liverpool RR 1, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born Feb. 6, 1925 in Steelton to the late William and Salome (Weaver) McDermott.
  She retired as a parts inspector from IER Industries, was a former waitress for Friendly Tavern and a practical nurse at the former Snyder Convalescent Home; attended Steelton schools; a United Methodist; and a bingo enthusiast.
  She was the widow of Enoch J. "Skip" Danner, who died March 30, 1979.
  Surviving are a daughter, Ellen Stone of New Bloomfield RR 1; three sisters, Erma Zell of Elizabethtown, Bernice Hall of East Berlin and Stella McDermott of York; and one granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by five sisters, Neva Newlin, Edna Rollison, Bertha Russ, Florence Fishel and Ethel Campbell.
  Services were held April 12 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Salvatore Buonocore officiating. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kinkora Pythian Home, Patient Activities Fund, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020.

  Pinkney E. Davis, 67, of Pisgah Road, Spring Twp., Shermans Dale, died Sunday, July 4, 1999 at home.
  He was an electrician.
  Surviving are a son, Joseph E. of Conyers, Ga.; two brothers, James of Illinois and Arthur of Florida; two sisters, Frances Surby of Oregon and Betty Gully of Arizona; and two granddaughters.
  Graveside services were held July 7 in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

  William E. Davis Jr., 85, formerly of Marysville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999 in Manor Healthcare East, Harrisburg.
  He was a retired printer from the former Telegraph Press, Harrisburg; past president of the Susquenita School Board and the Marysville Lions Club; former member of the board of trustees of Harrisburg Area Community College; one of the founding members of the Perry County Endowment-Scholarship Fund at HACC; and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Perry Lodge 458, F&AM, and Buehler Lodge, Knights of Pythias, all of Marysville, and Harrisburg Consistory.
  He was the widower of Frances K. Carmichael Davis.
  Surviving are a brother, Ralph Davis of Kentucky, and several nieces and nephews.
  Services were held Dec. 22 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Association, 1013 Mumma Road, Lemoyne 17043.

 Charles L. Deckard, 95, of Ann Street, Duncannon, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999 at home. 
  He was born Jan. 15, 1903 in Pfoutz Valley to the late Emma Jane Deckard. He retired from the former Harrisburg Steel Co.; was an Army veteran; a member of Duncannon Fire Company and VFW Post 255; and enjoyed gardening. 
  He was the widow of Blanche Maxwell Deckard. 
  Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis A. Robison, and two brothers, Edgar and Leroy Herr, all of Duncannon; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by a son, Charles M. Deckard. 
  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Bernard Fortna officiating. Burial will be Union Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, in the funeral home.

  Gladys S. Deckard, 79, of Harrisburg, formerly of Liverpool, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born Aug. 19, 1920 in Liverpool to the late George and Esther (Grubb) Seiler.
  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church; a 1938 graduate of Liverpool High School and Central Pennsylvania Business School; and liked cooking, camping and reading.
  She was the widow of Barner Russell Deckard.
  Surviving are a son, Kevin L. of Harrisburg; two daughters, Judy Wheatley of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Brenda Alwine of Harrisburg; five granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe, Lee and Kenneth Seiler, and one sister, Evelyn Charles.
  Services were held Sept. 22 at Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Charles H. Scott officiating. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 901 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg 17102.

 Tina Deckman, 39, of Shiremanstown died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She was born Oct. 29, 1959 in Harrisburg. 
  She was a graduate of West Perry High School and Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School; had worked as a unit secretary at Holy Spirit Hospital; part-time employee of Mechanicsburg School District, where she also had been a cheerleading adviser; was a Mary Kay consultant; active in Shiremanstown Elementary School PTO; and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lemoyne, and the New Name Sunday School Class. 
  Surviving are her husband, Randy L.; one daughter, Sarah E., and one son, Cory G., both at home; her parents, Leslie and Carolyn Mcgee, and one brother, Brian Mcgee, all of New Bloomfield; and her maternal grandmother, Lauretta Shultz of Shermans Dale. 
  Services were held Jan. 7 at Musselman Funeral Home, Lemoyne. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 309 Herman Ave., Lemoyne 17043, or to Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Suite 101, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg 17109.

  William C. DeHart Jr., 58, of Marysville died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was a former member of New Cumberland River Rescue, an avid Penn State football fan and enjoyed baseball and fishing.
  Surviving are a son, Shawn M. of Marysville; a daughter, Stephanie E. Enriques of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers, Paul L. Sr. of Mechanicsburg and Stewart E. of New Cumberland; three sisters, Joan M. Saul of Newberry Twp., Nancy Bender of Dauphin and Mary Neidig of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 18 in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg 17109.

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