|ELEANOR M. RINKER
Eleanor M. Rinker, 105, formerly of Newport, died Sunday, Oct.
24, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
She was born Sept. 16, 1894 in Newport to the late William W.
and Mary Jane (Saucerman) Manning.
She was a former teacher in the Millersburg School District;
a member and past president of the Newport American Legion Auxiliary; a
member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Eastern Star Chapter 459
and the Newport Garden Club; and had enjoyed gardening, needlework and
She was the widow of H. Russell Kell and Eugene Rinker.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary K. Morrow of Smyrna, Del.,
and Louise K. Mohler of Newport; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 30 in her church with the Revs.
Donald Treese and Paul Williams officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing
Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield 17068.
ALMA L. RISSINGER
Alma L. Rissinger, 88, of Kinkora Nursing Home, Duncannon, and
formerly of S. Fourth Street, Newport, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999 in the
She was born July 17, 1910 in Newport to the late Howard and
Katherine (Huss) Baker.
She was the owner of the former Alma's Beauty Salon in Newport,
which she started in 1945; was a member of the Church of God of North America
in Duncannon; and a member of the Towpath Court of Amaranth 138, Newport.
She was the widow of Lynn A. Thompson and the Rev. Charles D.
Surviving are four stepsons; two nieces; two nephews; and several
grandnieces and grandnephews.
Services were held Feb. 16 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kinkora Nursing Home Auxiliary,
25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020, or Market Street United Methodist Church,
Box 38, Newport 17074.
H. EARLENE ROBINSON
H. Earlene Robinson, 84, of Mulberry Street, Newport, died Wednesday,
July 28, 1999 in Stonebridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon.
She was born July 13, 1915 in Mifflin to the late Orris E. and
Mary E. (Kauffman) Zeiders.
She founded Robinson's Beverages with her husband and was a
member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 177 and Calvary United Methodist
She was the widow of Earl G. Robinson.
Surviving are a son, Gerald of Newport; two daughters, Joyce
A. Robinson of Lancaster and Marilyn Freeland of Newport; two brothers,
David Zeiders of Lancaster and Robert Zeiders of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.;
three sisters, Mildred Robinson and Vivian Bardell, both of Mifflintown,
and Janet Baker of Burnham; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and 13 nieces and 15 nephews.
Services were held July 31 in her church with the Rev. David
Arnold officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 38,
EVELYN M. ROCK
Evelyn M. Rock, 83, of New Bloomfield RR 1 died Tuesday, May
25, 1999 at home.
She was a former member of the United Church of Christ of New
Bloomfield and enjoyed crossword puzzles and gardening.
She was the widow of John V. Rock Sr.
Surviving are six daughters, Joan Malin of Newport News, Va.,
Mary Jean Williams of Roxbury, Judith Branch of Newport, Linda Columbus
of Harrisburg, Sandra Smith of Camp Hill and Sharon Stine of New Bloomfield;
two sons, John V. Jr. of Landisburg and James R. of New Bloomfield; two
sisters, Edna Hair of New Bloomfield and Jean Black of Bethlehem; 24 grandchildren;
and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the convenience of the family.
Reese Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.
GEORGE M. ROHRBACH
George M. "Bud" Rohrbach, 78, of Shermans Dale died Thursday,
Aug. 12, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He retired as a millworker from Bethlehem Steel Corp.; was a
Navy veteran of World War II; attended St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Enola; was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan; and enjoyed horse racing at Penn
National Race Course, playing cards and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Crone Rohrbach; a son, Ron
A. of Shermans Dale; six daughters, Georgie Lee Kohr of Harrisburg, Sandy
A. King of Camp Hill, Linda L. Still and Deb S. Boyer, both of Enola, Jan
R. Donmoyer of Camp Hill and Sherry K. Deibler of Grantville; 16 grandchildren;
and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 16 in Neumyer Funeral Home. Burial was
in Harrisburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association
of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17112, or American
Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.
DOROTHY L. RONEMUS
Dorothy L. Ronemus, 63, of Camp Hill died Monday, March 29,
1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She had worked for the former Pennsylvania Utility Contractors
Association, Shiremanstown; was a volunteer with the Hampden Twp. Board
of Elections; and a member of Full Gospel Church of God, Camp Hill.
She was the widow of Keith Ronemus.
Surviving are a son, Joseph of Harrisburg; a daughter, Robin
Ronemus-Shuler of Shermans Dale; and a baby granddaughter, Heather Margaret
Shuler of Shermans Dale.
Services were held April 1 in her church. Burial was in Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery.
Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 220 St. John's
Church Road, Camp Hill 17011, or American Lung Association of South Central
Pennsylvania, 488 W. Market St., York 17401.
MARY M. ROOF
Mary Margaret Roof, 88, of New Bloomfield RR 2, formerly of
Hershey, died Sunday, March 7, 1999 in Perry Village Nursing Home.
She was born March 24, 1910 in Spring Twp. to the late Harvey
and Laura (Clouser) Peck.
She was a member of Little Germany Church of God.
She was the widow of Russell J. Roof.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn McDonald of New Castle,
Del., and Linda Walker of Lancaster, Calif.; a sister, Lillie Peck of Camp
Hill; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 13, in Boyer
Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield. Burial will be in Stone
Church Cemetery, Spring Twp.
Viewing will be noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, c/o Suzanne
Clouser-treasurer, P.O. Box 34, New Bloomfield 17068.
Karen Andes Rosenberg, 52, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Monday,
Sept. 20, 1999 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.
She was an honors graduate of Drexel University, with a degree
in fashion design; operated a small business featuring her handmade clothing
and jewelry; volunteered as HAS president of Carusi Junior High School,
Cherry Hill, and president of Together, Inc., a not-for-profit crisis intervention
agency; founder of Family Focus, a not-for-profit youth advocacy association;
and a member of the Cherry Hill Board of Education.
Surviving are her husband of 29 years, Marc A. Rosenberg, V.M.D.;
three sons, Thomas Eugene, Daniel Moses and Samuel Isaiah; one daughter,
Jane Lela; her mother, Orpha Kathryn (Leach) Andes; two brothers, Eugene
B. Andes, M.D., and Samuel L. Andes, Esquire; and a cousin, Judge Keith
B. Quigley of Elliottsburg.
Services were held Sept. 22 in Platt Memorial Chapels, Cherry
Hill. Burial was in Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen Andes Rosenberg
Sunshine Fund for Children, c/o 36 E. Riding Drive, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003.
BEVERLY J. ROWE
Beverly Jeanne Rowe, 30, of New Bloomfield died Saturday, Sept.
23, 1999 from injuries suffered in an auto accident in Centre Twp.
She was a housewife.
Surviving are her husband, Greg; three sons, Matthew and Sean,
both of Carlisle, and Aaron of New Bloomfield; her mother, Jeanne of Camp
Hill; two brothers, Richard of West Chester and James of Camp Hill; and
a sister, Patricia of Marysville.
Services were held Sept. 30 in Mount Calvary Episcopal Church,
Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
ROBERT E. ROWLES
Robert E. Rowles, 56, of Spring Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday,
Oct. 6, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born July 18, 1943 in Harrisburg to the late Fred F.
and Margaret (Good) Rowles.
He was an employee of Harrisburg Consistory; a 1961 graduate
of the former William Penn High School, Harrisburg; a member and former
trustee of Mount Gilead United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale; a 33rd-degree
Freemason and a member and past master of New Bloomfield F&AM Lodge
319; a past high priest of Newport Royal Arch Chapter 238; a past illustrious
master of Juniata Valley Royal and Select Masons Council 64; a past commander
of Lewistown Knights Templar Commandery 26; and a past sovereign and recorder-elect
of Trinity Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine.
He also was a member of the Shermans Dale Lions Club, Shermans
Dale Fire Company, York Rite College 11, Harrisburg Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Forest 43 and Zembo Shrine Temple, Knight Masons Council 6, the Capital
Area Scottish Rite Club, and Perry-Juniata Shrine Club.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Zeigler Rowles; two daughters,
Jennifer Rowles of Camp Hill and Diana Hertzler of Mechanicsburg; and two
sisters, Doris Ann Bair and Linda Milliken, both of Marysville.
Services were held Oct. 9 in his church with the Rev. Kenneth
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Learning Center,
P.O. Box 2433, Harrisburg 17105, or Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc.,
East Shore Shelter, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111.
WALTER J. RUDY
Walter J. Rudy, 69, of Village Court, Mechanicsburg, died Friday,
July 2, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He retired from the West Shore School District and was a member
of Christian Life Assembly of God, Camp Hill.
Surviving are his wife, Jeanetta V. Hemminger Rudy; a son, James
R. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Jeanene Hoffman of Japan and Juanita
Bentz of Newport; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., July 8, in his church with
the Rev. Ronald Smith officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial
Gardens, Lower Paxton Twp.
Viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., July 8.
Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mechanicsburg Meals on
Wheels, c/o Anthony Toter, treasurer, 6006 Willam Drive, Mechanicsburg
17055, or Cumberland County Office of Aging, Human Services Building, 16
W. High St., Carlisle 17013.
H. MILTON VOGLESONGER
H. Milton Voglesonger, 82, of Estero, Fla. died Monday, Jan.
25, 1999 as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
He was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Harry M. Voglesonger
and a 1935 graduate of Newport High School.
He was the widower of Elizabeth Miller Voglesonger.
Surviving are a son, David; a daughter, Cynthia; and a sister,
Helen M. Straub.
VELMA J. WALLIZE
Velma J. Wallize, 76, of Walnut Creek, Calif., formerly of Millerstown,
died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 in John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.
She was born April 8, 1923 in Oxford, Neb., to the late Edgar
and Margaret (Davenport) Turner.
She was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for R.E. Savercool
Co. and later for Meiser Lumber Co., both of Millerstown; a computer Braillist;
member of the former Millerstown Presbyterian Church; and a member of VFW
Ladies Auxiliary 255, Duncannon..
She was the widow of Budd R. Wallize, who died in Nov. 10, 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Sherry K. Hockenbrock of Walnut Creek,
with whom she lived since 1981; one son, Ronald R. of Las Vegas, Nev.;
one brother, Gerald Turner, and one sister, Margaret Stutzman, both of
Kearney, Neb.; two grandchildren, Michael Wallize of Centerville, Va.,
and Candice Brannon of Las Vegas; and five great-grandchildren, Nikolas
and Madison Wallize, and Morgan, Hayden and Kaylee Brannon.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12,
in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown, with the Rev. Nancy McClure officiating.
There will be no viewing.
Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to any charity or to Independent
Living Resources, 3200 Clayton Road, Concord, Calif. 94519.
CLAYTON H. WATSON
Clayton H. Watson, 88, of Spring Road, Carlisle, died Thursday,
April 8, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born Dec. 18, 1910 in Newport to the late Jesse and Minnie
Mae (Hemperly) Watson.
He was a retired employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
a technician for RCA; former West Perry School Board director; a member
of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church; and a charter member of the Shermans
Dale Fire Company.
Surviving are his wife, Erma G. Watson; two sons, Keith L. of
New Bloomfield and Dane L. of Camp Hill; a brother, Gerald S. of Michigan;
five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held April 12 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. Bruce Woolever officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 40 Windy Hill
Road, Shermans Dale 17090.
MARIE M. WATSON
Marie M. Watson, 92, a resident of Penn Hall Nursing Center,
Chambersburg, and formerly of Shippensburg, died Friday, March 5, 1999
in the center.
She was born Oct. 23, 1906 in Waynesboro to the late David H.
and Florence (Grove) Martin.
She was retired from the former Worth's Department Store, Shippensburg,
and had worked at clothing factories in Shippensburg; and was a member
of Memorial Lutheran Church, Shippensburg.
She was the widow of Beattie Watson, who died Sept. 2, 1980.
Surviving are three grandchildren, Scott D. Dixon of Shippensburg,
Gary L. Dixon of Landisburg and Beverly A. Failor of Loysville; 12 great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, one granddaughter and
Services were held March 9 in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home,
Shippensburg, with the Revs. Robert R. Yankovitz and Ray M. Geigley officiating.
Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 34 E. Orange
St., Shippensburg 17257, or Penn Hall, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., Chambers-burg
BRUCE E. WEAVER
Bruce E. Weaver, 60, of Peters Mountain Road, Halifax, died Wednesday,
Sept. 8, 1999 in Sundance, Wyo.
He retired as a construction foreman from PP&L; and was
the owner of Weaver's Chaparral, Halifax; a Marine Corps veteran; and a
member of Halifax United Methodist Church, Marysville Sportsman's Club,
Newport American Legion Post 177 the PP&L Live Wires and the Thousand
Trails Camping Club; and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf.
Surviving are his wife, Carol A. Feltenberger Weaver; two daughters,
Stacey A. Newton of Victoria, Va., and Christine E. Buffington of Halifax;
a son, Jason A. of Marysville; his mother, Helen E. Dorman Weaver, and
a brother, Harold E., both of Marysville; two sisters, Rhoda O. Rupp of
Mechanicsburg and Judy M. Mutzabaugh of Duncannon; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 13 in his church. Burial, with military
honors, was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 105 Wind Hill
Drive, Halifax 17032.
ROBERT C. WEBBER JR.
Robert C. Webber Jr., 50, of Barnett Road, New Bloomfield RR
1, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999 at home.
He was born March 20, 1949 in South Carolina.
He was a construction worker and collected old coins and Coca-Cola
Surviving are two sons, Robert C. III of Newport and Robert
C. IV of Carlisle; a daughter, Michelle Stafford of Loysville; his mother,
Joyce Bucher of Enola; his father, Robert C. Webber of Duncannon; a brother,
Jake Bucher of Enola; five sisters, Trudy Scarlett of Enola, Charlmayne
Jones and Darcelle Shislom, both of Harrisburg, Dena Herring of California
and Sonya Reed of Steelton; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 3 at Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
RONALD G. WEIDENHAMMER
Ronald G. Weidenhammer, 65, of Nace Street, Millerstown, died
Wednesday, March 31, 1999 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born April 9, 1933 in Kutztown to the late Earl and Alma
He retired as a guidance counselor from Greenwood High School,
Millerstown, where he coached boys' basketball from 1959-69 and baseball
from 1959-63; was a graduate of Kutztown High School, where he played soccer,
baseball and basketball, and of Pennsylvania State and Lehigh universities;
an Army veteran; a driver for Meals on Wheels, Millerstown; and a member
of Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport, where he was in the choir and
a former elder, Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and Lost Creek Golf Club.
He played minor league baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies
organization at High Point, N.C., and Olean, N.Y., and was a member of
the Kutztown High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Berks County Chapter,
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He also played baseball and basketball
at Penn State, where he was a member of the basketball team that placed
third in the 1954 NCAA tournament.
Surviving are his wife, Marie B. Weidenhammer; a son, Michael
S. of New Cumberland; a daughter, Sherri Linn of Harrisburg; and four grandchildren.
Services were held April 3 in his church with the Rev. Crea
Clark officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of his
church, P.O. Box 116, Newport 17074, or American Cancer Society, Capital
Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102-2527.
DONALD "LANE" WEIGLE
Donald "Lane" Weigle, 34, of Valley Road, Marysville, died Friday,
Jan. 1, 1999 at home.
He was an employee of Carlisle Productions.
Surviving are his mother, Ann R. Albright of Marysville; a brother,
Kent L. Weigle Sr. of Duncannon; a sister, Shelby R. Weigle, at home; and
a niece and nephew.
Services were private and held at the convenience of the family.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
ALICE M. WELLER
Alice M. Weller, 85, of Perlo Ridge Apartments, Loysville RR
2, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999 in Carlisle Hospital.
She was born March 10, 1914 at Gaylesburg, Ill., to the late
Miles F. and Mary M. (Sweger) Moose.
She was a homemaker; had been employed at the former Blain Union
High School as a cafeteria worker and was a seamstress for Conaley Upholstery,
Camp Hill; and a member of the First Church of God, Landisburg, and the
Golden Age Group, Loysville.
She was the widow of Harry L. Weller, who died May 21, 1971.
Surviving are two sons, Miles H. of Shermans Dale and Harry E. "Gene"
of Loysville RR 1; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 29 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville,
with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran
Church Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perlo Ridge Apartments,
RR 2, Box 400, Loysville 17047, or her church, Landisburg 17040.
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