|WILLIAM R. COX
William R. Cox, 49, of Shreiner Avenue, Lancaster, died Saturday,
Nov. 4, 2000 at home.
He was born in Harrisburg to Anna Cox Swartz of Lancaster and
the late William R. "Billy" Cox Sr., who was a third baseman for the Brooklyn
He was employed as chief clinical dietitian by Lancaster General
Hospital; received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Pennsylvania State
University, a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware
and a master's degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary; and a member
of the American Dietetic Association.
He was the widower of Dorothy Nocella Cox, who died in 1984.
In addition to his mother, surviving are two sisters, Cindy
Schachter of Long Beach, Calif., and Shawn Carrozza of Montgomery, N.Y.;
and a companion of 15 years, John D. Alley of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Cox.
Services were held Nov. 8 in St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lancaster,
with the Rev. Craig Ross officiating. Burial was in Zion Church Cemetery,
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County,
685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster 17604-4125.
BLANCH E. DEMMY
Blanch E. Demmy, 92, of Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle,
formerly of Carlisle and Shermans Dale, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 in the
She was a former member of Fourth Street United Methodist Church,
Boiling Springs, and taught Sunday school; and was a member of Women's
Missionary Society and Willing Workers Society.
Surviving is a sister, Esther Kingsborough of Palmyra.
Services were held at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle.
Burial was in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens.
CHRISTINA B. DOTSON
Christina B. Dotson, 92, of Newport died Saturday, Sept. 16,
2000 in Dauphin Manor, Swatara Twp.
She was a homemaker.
She was the widow of Chester Wayne Dotson.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph C. of Harrisburg and James W.
of Panama City, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Sept. 18 in Newport Cemetery.
Neill Funeral Home, Paxtang, handled arrangements.
CLARISSA W. GROSS
Clarissa W. Gross, 97, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Monday,
Feb. 28, 2000 at her daughter's home in Duncannon.
She was born Dec. 26, 1902 in Cumberland County to the late
Abram and Lydia (Davis) Witmer.
She was a retired cook for the Mechanicsburg School District
and the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
She was the widow of George A. Gross.
Surviving are one daughter, Marianne Henderson of Duncannon;
two sisters, Anna and Rachael Zeigler, both of Mechanicsburg; four granddaughters;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held March 3 in Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg,
with the Rev. Julie Hart officiating. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial
Park, Camp Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa.,
98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025-0266.
THOMAS H. HAGER JR.
Thomas H. Hager Jr., 72, of Landisburg RR 1, Spring Twp., formerly
of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at home.
He retired from the U.S. Treasury Department; was a navy veteran
of World War II; a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Daytona Beach,
and its vestry, building and finance committee; was active in charity and
community work; and an avid golfer.
Surviving are his wife, Sally Pelagatti Hager; a son, Thomas
H. III of Landisburg; a daughter, Anna Marie Merlin of Nova Scotia, Canada;
two sisters, Betty Jane of Florida and Patricia Teal of San Diego; and
Services were held Feb. 5 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield.
Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 3315 Derry
St., Harrisburg 17111.
M. HAROLD HAHN
M. Harold "Pap" Hahn, 87, of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2 died Wednesday,
Oct. 11, 2000 at the Millerstown RR 2 home of a daughter.
He was born Jan. 27, 1913 in Harrisburg to the late Meade B.
and Carrie E. (McDonald) Hahn.
He was the former owner of Hahn's Bus Company; had done custom
farm work; a member of Crossroads Mennonite Church, Richfield, and formerly
attended Millmont Mennonite Church; and enjoyed farming, woodworking, gardening,
fishing and traveling.
He was the widower of Dorothy W. Lyter Hahn, who died Sept.
Surviving are his wife of eight years, Betty J. Jones Hahn;
two sons, M. Harold "Bill" of Millerstown RR 2 and James A. of Dillsburg;
two stepsons, Ronald C. Jones of Mifflintown RR 2 and Robert A. Jones of
Hagerstown, Md.; two daughters, Carrie E. Kerstetter of Meeker, Colo.,
and A. Catherine Mathias of Millerstown RR 2; two stepdaughters, Barbara
J. Weaver and Debra A. Stauffer, both of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2; a brother,
Richard E. of Millerstown RR 2; eight grandchildren; 22 stepgrandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood and Eugene,
and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Reist.
Services were held Oct. 14 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant
Mills, with the Revs. Orval Graybill and David Swartzentruber officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to SUN Home Hospice, 61 Duke
St., Northumberland 17857, or to his church, c/o Tim Lauver, Richfield
STANLEY L. HAINES
Stanley L. Haines, 72, of Newport RR 2 died Sunday, Sept. 10,
2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born Dec. 22, 1927 in Newport to the late Lewis and Dolie
He retired from United Telephone Co., Carlisle; was a former
Oliver Twp. auditor; an Army veteran; a member and life elder of Newport
First Church of God, and a member of the Gideons.
He was the widower of Dorothy Sarver Haines.
Surviving are a son, Richard L. of Newport; two daughters, Linda
I. Martin of Elliottsburg and Donna J. Richard of Newport; seven brothers,
Ralph of Shippensburg, Lenus and Ray, both of Newport, Grover and Donald,
both of Duncannon, Carl of Minneola, Texas, and Marlin of Carlisle; three
sisters, Mildred Dobyns of Newport, Faye Frye of Boise, Idaho, and Vera
Asper of Ephrata; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Harry James.
Services were held Sept. 14 in his church with the Rev. Cheryl
Dorman officiating. Burial was in St. Matthew Church Cemetery, Millerstown
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 515 S. Fourth
St., Newport 17074.
WILLIAM A. HANNOLD
William Alfred Hannold, 78, formerly of Meck's Corner, died
Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at home in Lake Forest, Calif. of cancer.
He was born March 16, 1921 in Philadelphia.
A resident of Meck's Corner in the late 1940s/early 1950s, he
was a member of Snyder's United Brethren Church and was employed as a machinist
at Thompson Products in Harrisburg. He joined the United States Army in
1942 and served in the Military Police for two years, much of that time
stationed in Phoenix City, Ala.
After retiring from Douglas Aircraft in California, he was a
legislative advocate for 11 years, working with the California State Legislature,
introducing and promoting legislation for the developmentally handicapped.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Maude Ellen Rinehart;
two sons, David of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and William Jr., of Yuba City,
Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Rogokos of Lake Forest, Calif., and Jo Ann
Hannold of Lake Forest, Calif.; one sister, Mabel Greaves of Highland Mills,
N.Y.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Calif.
PEARL V. HECKERT
Pearl V. Heckert, 75, of Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield,
formerly of Honaman House, Thompsontown, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 in
She was born July 17, 1925 in Schuykill County to the late Harry
and Jenny (Boyer) Schoffstall.
She was a member of Second United Church of Christ, Harrisburg,
and enjoyed crafts, crocheting, sewing and ceramics.
She was the widow of Howard O. Heckert.
Surviving are a son, Howard of Duncannon; four daughters, Catherine
Barner of Newport, Jenny Heldreth of North Benton, Ohio, Barbara King of
Duncannon and Mary Gardner of Lewistown; two brothers, Lyman and William
Schoffstall, both of Harrisburg; two stepbrothers, Kenneth Brooker of Middletown
and Edwin Schoffstall of Ohio; two stepsisters, Genevieve Kuntz and Winifred
Keefer, both of Dauphin; eight grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; 20 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Tyler Swartz.
Services were held Dec. 22 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon,
with the Rev. William Fetrow officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery,
H. CARLTON HENRY
H. Carlton Henry, 76, of Mifflin HC 67 died Sunday, Jan. 30,
2000 in Lewistown Hospital.
He was a retired self-employed poultry farmer and a member of
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, and Milford Grange 773.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Aughey Henry; three sons, David
C. of Port Royal RR 2, Marvin E. of Mifflintown and Kenneth L. of Mifflin
HC 67; a daughter, Virginia M. Henry of Mifflin; a brother, Donald S. of
Port Royal RR 2; two sisters, Bertha A. Bowers of Steelton and Mary Jane
Trout of Elliottsburg; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 3 in his church. Burial was in the church
Arrangements were handled by Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milton S. Hershey Medical
Center, Spinal Cord Injury Research, P.O. Box 850, Hershey 17033.
DORIS I. HEPFER
Doris I. Dowdrick Hepfer, 75, of Maple Avenue, Marysville, died
Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 in the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown.
She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist and the former
owner of the Marysville and West Fairview TruValue Hardware stores; a graduate
of the former Duncannon High School and a graduate of the Harrisburg Hospital
School of Nursing and Anesthestology; and a member of the Duncannon High
School Alumni Association.
Surviving are one daughter, Dawn M. Hamilton of Marysville;
one son, Brett Hamilton of Groveland, Fla.; one sister, Mary Ellen Dowdrick
of Duncannon; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Four Diamonds Fund,
Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 850, Hershey 17033.
GLENN J. HERBSTER
Glenn J. Herbster, 82, of Beavertown RR 1 died Tuesday, Nov.
14, 2000 at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
He was born Oct. 26, 1918 in Troxelville to the late James and
Bessie (Steininger) Herbster.
He retired as a farmer; had been employed at Bethlehem Steel,
Harrisburg, Reigle's Mill, Paxtonville, and National Limestone Quarry,
Middleburg; served as a Beaver Twp. supervisor; attended St. Peter's Independent
Bible Church, Beavertown RR 1, and formerly attended Salem Independent
Brethren Church, Middleburg, where he was a Sunday school superintendent
for 25 years; a life member of Rescue Hose Company, Beavertown; a member
of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America; and enjoyed deer hunting
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, OlaJean Bailey Herbster;
three daughters, Marjorie J. Baker of Lewistown, Sandra L. Seasholtz of
Sunbury and Linda M. Herrold of Selinsgrove RR 1; a son, Richard E. of
Duncannon; three sisters, Phyllis Hassinger of Alaska, Vesta Lessman of
Sunbury and Ruth Walter of Middleburg RR 4; nine grandchildren; and 12
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Cloyd, Bruce, Parke
and Donald Herbster, and two sisters, Augusta Herbster and Dorothy Mitchell.
Services were held Nov. 18 in Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg,
with the Revs. James Plank and Darvin Reich officiating. Burial was in
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Independent
Bible Church, RR 1, Beavertown 17813.
MYRTLE E. HERMAN
Myrtle E. Herman, 82, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly
of Palmerton, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 in Messiah Village.
She was born April 15, 1918 at Palmerton to the late Oscar and
Christiana (Anglemyer) Wagner.
She was a former employee of the W.T. Grant Company and Keystone
Savings Bank, Palmerton, and had served as a volunteer for the Palmerton
She was the widow of Henry G. Williams and Ralph A. Herman.
Surviving are two sons, Henry N. Williams of Shermans Dale and
David R. Williams of Somerville, N.J.; a daughter, Betty Babinchak of Etters;
a stepdaughter, Jane Herman Donchez of East Stroudsburg; a sister, Ruth
Smith of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 27 in Holy Trinity Lutheran
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palmerton Memorial Park
Association, P.O. Box 33, Palmerton 18071.
Daniel Hinebaugh, 82, of Sea Pines, S.C., died Monday, Jan.
17, 2000 in Hilton Head Medical Center and Clinics.
He was born July 15, 1917 in Lewistown to the late Daniel and
Esther (Wertz) Hinebaugh.
Upon graduation in 1937 from The Williamson School in Media,
he joined Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Philadelphia, from which he retired
as general manager, Far East.
He was an Army captain in World War II, serving with the "Fightin'
Bitin'" Squadron of the 306th bomb group. He received the Distinguished
Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters for completing
25 combat missions.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Cynthia Gilmer Hinebaugh;
two daughters, Susan Speirs and Sally Sobolewski, both of Greenville; two
sisters, Jean Nooker of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Elizabeth Vacca of Harrisburg;
and four grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 5 in his church with the Rev. Lydia Rappaport
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 540 William
Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928, or Volunteers in Medicine,
15 Northridge, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926.
GEORGE H. HOCKENBERRY
George H. Hockenberry, 79, of Duncannon, died Sunday, March
26, 2000 in Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown.
He was born Jan. 29, 1921 in Duncannon to the late Wilbur and
Mary (Harp) Hockenberry.
He was retired from Conrail; an Army Air Force veteran of World
War II with a Purple Heart, Air Medal with three bronze leaf clusters,
a prisoner of war medal, a Bronze Service Star; a member of Asbury United
Methodist Church, Perry Lodge 458 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo
Temple, Caterpillar Club, 388 Bombardiers, Perdix Fire Company, VFW Post
255 and American Legion Post 340; and was a former fire chief of Duncannon
He was the widower of A. Jane McKelvey Hockenberry.
Surviving are two sons, George H. Jr. of Florida and Arden of
Duncannon; two daughters, Annamarie Loper and Patricia Ann Rapp, both of
Duncannon; two brothers, Harry F. and Earl J., both of Duncannon; two sisters,
Emma Klinepeter of Duncannon and Margaret Gallagher of Marysville; 11 grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, in Smith
Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. David Willard officiating. Burial
will be in Duncannon Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Homes, Lafayette
East Unit, Elizabethtown 17022, or World War II Memorial Fund, 2300 Clarendon
Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201.
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