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  Charles E. Delancey III, 55, of W. Main Street, New Bloomfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Feb. 19, 1944 in Newport to the late Charles E. II and Mabel (Varner) Delancey.
  He was the former owner of Delancey's Bicycle Shop, New Bloomfield; an employee of Roadway Express; an Army veteran; and a member of Teamsters Local 776, Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Connie A. Delancey; two sons, Michael D. of New Hampshire and Matthew E. of New Bloomfield; two daughters, Michelle R. Laird of New Bloomfield and Clarissa Herr of Carlisle; a sister, Doris Jean Orwan of Newport; and two grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 13 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. James God officiating and the Rev. Donald Mains assisting. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

  Jason R. DeLancey, 18, formerly of Newport and Highspire, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999 as the result of a motorcycle accident.
  He was born July 10, 1980 in Harrisburg.
  He was a computer technician for Flight Systems, York; a 1998 graduate of Newport High School; assistant chief of Highspire Fire Company; a member of Newport, Duncannon and New Buffalo fire companies, Newport Ambulance League and New Bloomfield Sportsmen's Club; and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
  Surviving are his parents, Ed and Deb DeLancey, a sister, Heather R., his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Evelyn DeLancey, and five uncles, Robert A. DeLancey, Richard R. DeLancey, Ricky L. DeLancey, Paul R. Page and Gary E. Page, all of Newport; and two aunts, Cathy L. Spiglemeyer of Middleburg and Diana L. Mangle of Liverpool.
  Services were held April 3 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Highspire Fire Company, P.O. Box 1, Highspire 17034, or Newport Fire Company, 50 S. Third St., Newport 17074.

  Marie Delbaugh, 82, of Millerstown died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born July 12, 1917 at Hunter's Valley, Buffalo Twp., to the late William Robert and Carrie (Bair) Stroup.
  She attended Buffalo Twp. schools; was an accomplished seamstress; a charter member of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Richfield and its Sunday school; and a member of the Millerstown Fire Company Ambulance League; and enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening and raising flowers.
  She was the widow of the Rev. Walter George Delbaugh, who died May 19, 1984.
  Surviving are three sons, William S. Peters of Liverpool RR 1, David L. Delbaugh of Camp Hill and Robert H. Delbaugh of Liverpool; a daughter, Hazel E. Nale of McAlisterville RR 2; four sisters, Goldie Kell, Leona Cook, Sylvia Knouse and Clara Lowe, all of Liverpool; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Clouser.
  Services were held Oct. 6 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Roy R. McCarty officiating and the Rev. Peter H. Kuebler assisting. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery.

  William F. DeMoss, 92, of Elliottsburg, formerly of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at home.
  He was retired from UGI, as an accounts officer; a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, for more than 70 years and served as deacon, teacher and the church's first selection as "Man of the Year"; and a member of UGI Golden Age Club.
  He was the widower of Clara I. DeMoss.
  Surviving are his son, W. Wayne DeMoss of Elliottsburg; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held May 15 in his church. Burial was in Shoop's Cemetery.
  Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Park Health Center, 700 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

  Ralph Deaven, 84, of Duncannon RR 4 died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncan-non.
  He was a former owner of Hershocks Inc.; a former Central Dauphin Joint School Board member; a member of Penbrook United Church of Christ; and past president of the Central Pennsylvania Sub-Contractors Association.
He was the widower of Vera W. Deaven.
  Surviving are two sons, Barry L. and Terry L., both of Duncannon; two sisters, Beulah B. Morgan of Camp Hill and Joyce Witmer of Penbrook; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Dec. 27 in his church. Burial was in Hill Church Cemetery, New Buffalo.
  Hetrick Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 56 Banks St., Harrisburg 17103.

  Daniel S. DeStito Jr., 41, of Valley Road, Marysville, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 at home.
  He was a former accountant at the Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, and was a member of Christ Community Church and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Harrisburg.
  Surviving are his mother, Shirley H. DeStito of Enola; three brothers, Terry A. of McSherrystown, Michael A. of New Cumberland and Jeffrey S. of Carlisle; and two sisters, Cynthia D. Nale of Enola and Barbara A. Shoop of Altoona.
  Services were held Nov. 4 in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110, or Multiple Sclerosis Society of Central Pennsylvania, 2209 Forest Hill Drive, Harrisburg 17112.

  Helen Jane Diffendafer, 88, of Millerstown died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was a former teacher in the Greenwood School District, Millerstown; a member of Highland United Presbyterian Church, Newport; and enjoyed sewing and working in the yard.
  Surviving are a nephew, Thomas Diffendafer of Pittsburgh and a niece, Betsy Ann Ryan, both of Pittsburgh, and two very good friends, John Gelnet and Sue Croce, both of Millerstown.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 11 Church Road, P.O. Box 116, Newport 17074.

 Donald E. Dobyns, 68, of Liverpool RR 2 died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at home.
  He was born April 13, 1931 in Perry County to the late William and Esther (Reisinger) Dobyns.
  He was retired from PennDOT; a Protestant; and member of Newport Social Order of Owls and Newport Moose.
  Surviving are his wife, Ruth Frye Dobyns; a son, Donald E. of Newport; two daughters, Dauris J. Henry of Carlisle and Donna Zeiders of Enola; two brothers, William of Newport and Jack of Liverpool; and a grandchild.
  Services were held Sept. 30 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with pastor James Neimond officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses Association of Harrisburg, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg 17104.

  Ann S. Donovan,84, of New Bloomfield, formerly of Warren, died Friday, May 7,1999 at home.
  She was born Jan. 1, 1915 in Warren to the late Cyrus and Grace (Brothers) Siegfried.
  She retired as a secretary from Warren State Hospital.
  She was the widow of Fred L. Donovan, who died in1982.
  Surviving are two daughters, Judith Litwin of Scappoose, Ore., and Lane Partner of New Bloomfield; a son, Timothy of Flowery Branch, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held May 10 in Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Kelley officiating. Graveside services were held May 11 in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, with the Rev. Lawrence F. Scofield.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Warren Public Library, 205 Market St., Warren 16365, or Comfort Care Hospice,205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

  Mary E. Doyle, 90, formerly of Wormleysburg, died Monday, June 28, 1999 at her daughter's home.
  She was a member of Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church and Pride of White Block Lodge 411.
  She was the widow of Alfred E. Doyle.
  Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Kay Beaver of Saville Twp.; a brother, Charles Kreitzer of West Fairview; two sisters, Anna Mae Sherman of Harrisburg and Ellen Sherbrooke of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; a grandson; and two great-granddaughters.
  Services were held July 1 in Musselman Funeral Home, Lemoyne. Burial was in Shoop's Cemetery, Lower Paxton Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church of Shermans Valley, P.O. Box 147, Blain 17006.

  Albert Drake Sr., 73, of Eisenhower Blvd., Duncannon, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999 at home.
  He was born Dec. 28, 1925 in North Scituate, R.I.
  He worked for the state Department of Transportation; was a Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Duncannon VFW Post 255.
  Surviving are his wife, Pauline Stinchfield Drake; three sons, Albert Jr. of Marysville, Donald of Duncannon and Michael of Littleton, N.H.; a daughter, Debra Fisher of Duncannon; two brothers, Milton and Loyd, both of North Scituate, R.I.; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Comfort Care, 205 Grandview Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

  Leroy A. Dressler, 79, of McAlisterville RR 1 died Thursday, April 8, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Nov. 21, 1919 in Delaware Twp., Juniata County, to the late Lehman and Anna M. (Losch) Dressler.
  He had worked at Hawstone Brick Refractories, Lewistown, as a oven tender, at W.L. Haubert Construction and John Groninger Construction, both of Mexico, Pa., and as a master block, brick and stone mason throughout the states on union construction; was an Army veteran overseas with the 93rd Evac Hospital Unit during World War II; a past commander of VFW Post 5049, Millerstown, before transferring to VFW Post 34, Newport, where he recently was awarded life membership in the VFW of the United States; past governor and current trustee of Moose Lodge 925, Millerstown, where he was awarded membership in the Moose 25 Club; a member of Moose Lodge 41, Keystone, American Legion Post 177, Newport, and the Newport Social Order of Owls; and a Methodist.
  He was the widower of Florence Rusho Dressler, who died Feb. 6, 1986.
  Surviving are a companion, Anna Mae Sheaffer of Newport; two sons, Duval D. of Mechanicsburg and Lowell L. of Port Royal RR 1; a daughter, Gloria J. Kepner of Port Royal RR 1; 21 half-brothers and half-sisters; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Bertha Pfaff. 
  Services were held April 12 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Frank J. Swartz officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, HCR 63, Box 30, Mifflintown 17059.

  William Lynn "Drummy" Dromgold, 100, of Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999 at the home.
  He was born May 10, 1899 in Saville Twp. to the late Howard and J. Annie (Hench) Dromgold.
  He was retired from Atlantic Richfield and was a former substitute mail carrier from the Duncannon Post Office. He was a graduate of New Bloomfield High School and attended Penn State University, studying electrical engineering.
  He was a member of Duncannon's Otterbein United Methodist Church, a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for 22 years, choir member, former trustee and lay delegate; past president of Duncannon Borough Council; board member of Perry County Sunday School Association; member of Shermanata Grange and Harrisburg Rose Society; former chairman of Tri-County United Fund and camp director of Perry County Christian Endeavor; former EMT and driver for Duncannon EMS and in 1988 was the oldest EMT in the state; active in Boy Scouting in Duncannon for 72 years, former Boy Scoutmaster of Troop 64 for 42 years and scout committee coordinator; founder of Boy Scout Recycling Program; and re-cipient of the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting; and a great outdoorsman who climbed Peters Mountain in his 90s with the scouts.
  He was the widower of Annie Myers Dromgold.
  Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Mowrer of Lancaster, two grandsons, Karl Libhart of Boalsburg and William Libhart of Mountville; and three great-grandsons.
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Libhart, and brothers and sisters.
  Services were held Dec. 8 in his church with the Rev. Michael Brossman officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 301 N. High St., Duncannon 17020, or Boy Scout Troop 64, c/o Thom Hammaker, Scoutmaster, 851 Dellville Road, Duncannon. 

  Hanna E. Dunn, 70, of Honaman House Apartments, Thompsontown, formerly of Goodville, died Monday, March 15, 1999 at home.
  She was born Aug. 21, 1928 in Greenwood Twp., Juniata County, to the late Harry and Bessie C. (Garman) Trevitz.
  She had worked for Bingaman Brothers, Duncannon, and Duncannon area garment factories; was a member of McAlisterville United Methodist Church; and enjoyed making afghans and flower gardening.
  She was the widow of James L. Leach and George V. Dunn.
  Surviving are a son, Harry J. Leach of Harrisburg; three daughters, Mary E. Little of Newport, Bessie C. Orris of Port Royal and Lois J. Leach of Thompsontown; four stepsons, Hoyle Sr., Donald, Harold V. and Kenneth Dunn, all of Thompsontown; three stepdaughters, Julia Goodling and Shirley Goodling, both of McAlister-ville, and Edna Goodling of Thompson-town; a brother, Cloyd Frye of New Bloomfield; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Trevitz and Daniel Frye, and a sister, Stella Foose.
  Services were held March 18 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hannah E. Dunn Memorial Fund, c/o Omega Bank, Box 126, Thompsontown 17094.

  Joseph Edward Dwyer, 67, of Creekview Drive, Harrisburg, died Monday, March 1, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Oct. 11, 1931 in Mt. Carmel to the late Joseph and Mary (Nesbit) Dwyer.
  He was retired as a trainman from the Pennsylvania Railroad; a Marine veteran of the Korean War; a 1950 graduate of Mt. Carmel Catholic High School; and a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, Dauphin, American Legion Post 1001, VFW of Harrisburg and Ellendale Hunting Lodge.
  Surviving are his wife, Irene E. Osman Dwyer; a stepdaughter, Loretta E. Freed of New Bloomfield; a stepson, Thomas F. Casey of Martinsburg, W.V.; a brother, Francis J. Dwyer of Harrisburg; and a stepgranddaughter.
Graveside services were held with military honors at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  The Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

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