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GEORGE K. LESHER
  George K. Lesher, 79, of New Buffalo died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born March 9, 1921.
  He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are a daughter, Debra Adams of Seattle, Wash.; two sons, George Lesher and Donald Paulus; three brothers, Donald of Camp Hill, Robert of Shamokin and Milton of Selinsgrove; two sisters, Ruth Lesher of Etters and Virginia Sloan of Virginia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
  A memorial service and burial was held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

HARRY B. LESH
  Harry B. Lesh, 84, of Newport RR 5 died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born Jan. 8, 1916 in Newport to the late Harry B. Sr. and Margaret (Burd) Lesh.
  He was retired farmer and had operated a hauling business; was a 1936 graduate of Newport High School, where he was captain of the football team; and a member and former council president of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newport.
  He was the widower of Anna Sanderson Lesh. 
  Surviving are a brother, Earl M. of Newport, and a sister, Miriam Jansen of La Cresent, Minn.
  Services were held Sept. 15 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Paul Case officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17110.

M. MERLE LIGHT
  M. Merle Light, 87, formerly of Liverpool RR 1, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at the home of her daughter in Granger, Ind.
  She had served as mother to 67 foster children since 1959; was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Liverpool RR 1; and a charter member and past star recorder of Women of the Moose Lodge 925.
  She was the widow of W. Stanley Light.
  Surviving are her daughter, Pauline Lane Wright; a brother, Robert B. Murray of Liverpool; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Dec. 14 in her church. Burial was in St. John's (Barner's) Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1.
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, RR 1, Liverpool 17045. 

ESTHER R. LIGHTNER
  Esther Ruth Lightner, 67, of Fox Hollow Road, Shermans Dale, died Friday, March 17, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born Sept. 10, 1932 in Mechanicsburg to the late William and Bessie (Waddles) Ford.
  She retired from the former C.H. Masland & Sons, Carlisle.
  She was the widow Victor E. Paulus. 
  Surviving are her husband of 19 years, Paul S. Lightner; two daughters, Roxanna Paulus Deihl and Patricia A. Shatto, and a son, John B. Deihl, all of Shermans Dale; a brother, Franklin Ford of Carlisle; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by three sons, Victor E. Paulus Jr., Carl L. Paulus and Berry Paulus.
  Services were held March 21 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Ronald Doverspike officiating.   Burial was in Youngs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 3534 Valley Road, Marysville 17053.

HELEN E. LIND
  Helen E. Lind, 78, of Evergreen Road, Shermans Dale, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Chambersburg to the late Joseph and Rachael (Holden) Bowman.
  She retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; was co-owner of Lind's Christmas Tree Farm; and a member of Shermans Dale Fire Company and its auxiliary and Perry Eastern Star Lodge 451.
  She was the widow of Harry W. Lind.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jean Shatto of Shermans Dale; five brothers, Kenneth, Wayne, Dale, Charles and Robert Bowman, all of Chambersburg; two sisters, Janet Ramsey of Chambersburg and Mary Black of Graham, Wash.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 11 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. R. Bruce Woolever officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Shermans Dale Fire Company or Ambulance Association, both at 5450 Spring Road, Shermans Dale 17090.

GEORGE A. LYTER
  George A. Lyter, 78, formerly of N. Market Street, Liverpool, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000 in Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool.
  He was born Nov. 7, 1921 at Millerstown RR 2 to the late Henry A. and Evelyn (Bromley) Lyter.
  He retired as a road foreman from the state Department of Transportation; attended Liverpool High School; was an Army veteran of World War II; a Protestant; a life member of Liverpool Volunteer Fire Company; a member of American Legion Post 364 and the Liverpool Ambulance League; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golf.
  He was the widower of Frances Lenora Moloy Lyter, who died March 30, 1995.
  Surviving are four sons, Kenneth A. "Buck" of Liverpool RR 2, William H. of Thompsontown, John A. of Liverpool RR 1 and Michael C. of Liverpool; four daughters, Loretta Strawser of Newport RR 2, Georgia L. Markle of Millerstown RR 1, Dorna R. Bailor of Port Trevorton RR 1 and Gloria J. Spiglemyer of Liverpool; two sisters, Jane Bartecchi of Baltimore, Md., and Eleanor Dunlap of San Jose, Calif,; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph H. Lyter, who died in November of 1998; a brother, Curtis H.; and four sisters, Agnes Blose, Dorothy Hahn, Mary Green and Virginia Baker.
  Services were held Oct. 10 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. James E. Lewis officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Barners Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 364, c/o Kenneth Dreese, Treasurer, RR 1, Box 123, Thompsontown 17094, or Liverpool Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Missy Rider, Treasurer, P.O. Box 44, Liverpool 17045.

RUTH E. MAGARO
  Ruth E. Magaro, 81, of S. River Road, Halifax, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000 at home.
  She was born July 5, 1919 at Port Trevorton to the late Albert H. and Bessie (Sholley) Flanders.
  She was a retired beautician; and a member of St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church, Duncannon, and its Parish Council of Catholic Women.
  Surviving are her husband, Eugene E. Magaro; two sons, James E. of Newport and Joseph M. of Halifax; a daughter, Bernadette M. Zebel of Duncannon; two brothers, Max and Harold Flanders, both of Port Trevorton; and six grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 31 in her church with Father Thomas J. Rozman officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, West Hanover Twp.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 901 N. High St., Duncannon 17020, or Visiting Nurses Association of Central Pennsylvania, 3315 Derry St., Harrisburg 17111. 

DOROTHY R. MAGEE
  Dorothy R. Magee, 90, of Surry Place Nursing Home, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Highspire and Newport, died Saturday, March 18, 2000 in the nursing home.
  She was born June 11, 1909 in Harrisburg to the late George and Bertha (Hains) Winter. 
  She was owner of the former Magee's Cut Rate, Newport, and operated a flea market stand in Eliz-abethtown; and a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Newport, and Perry Chapter 459 of OES.
  She was the widow of Charles E. Magee.
  Surviving are a son, Charles W. of Bradenton; a sister, Ruth Laverty of Newport; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 22 at Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. David Arnold officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Box 38, Newport 17074.

H. WARD MALSEED
  H. Ward Malseed, 71, of Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Duncannon to the late Lloyd and Trevilla (Wallower) Malseed.
  He retired from Washington National Insurance Co.; was a Navy veteran of the Korean War; a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, and Newport VFW, Newport American Legion Post 340, Newport and Millerstown Moose lodges, Newport Order of the Owls and the Duncannon High School Alumni Association; a life member of Duncannon Fire Company; and enjoyed fishing.
  He was the widower of Peg Sharar Malseed.
  Surviving are four daughters, Susan E. Liddick and Becky L. Malseed, both of Duncannon, Chrissie J. Hill of Wormleysburg and Nancy C. Dennis of Ashburn, Va.; a brother, Robert E. Sr. of Duncannon RR 4; and seven grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 13 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with Mark Liddick officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Mission, 611 Reily St., Harrisburg 17102, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

LYDIA R. MANNING
  Lydia R. Manning, 92, formerly of Iron Street, Newport, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born May 13, 1908 in Marysville to the late Arthur K. and Maude (Kitner) Manning.
  She retired from the state Department of Labor and Industry; was a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Newport; and enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting.
  Surviving are three sisters, Louise Peck of Florida, Rebecca Dunn of Carlisle and Stella I. Sowers of Newport.
  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport 17074.

DOROTHY R. MARTIN
  Dorothy R. Martin, 71, formerly of Elliottsburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle.
  She was born Feb. 20, 1929 at Elliottsburg to the late G. Herbert and Winifred (Sheibley) Freeman.
  She was an orderly at the former Perry County Home, Loysville.
  Surviving are a son, John C. Martin of Elliottsburg; a daughter, Debra K. Flachsmann of Carlisle; a brother, Richard W. Freeman of South Korea; a sister, Arlene Jones of Hummelstown; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Services were held Dec. 18 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Miriam L. Nicholson officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.

CARL B. MAXWELL
  Carl B. Maxwell, 59, of Newport RR 2 died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at home.
  He was born Sept. 10, 1940 in Newport to the late Wilbur C. and Margaret (Brown) Maxwell.
  He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; was a member of Newport First Church of God and Moose Lodge 1562; a life member of Newport Social Order of Owls; and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy E. Maxwell; a son, Carl B. Jr. of Camp Hill; a daughter, Cindy Ann Crockett of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, David and James, both of Newport, and Charles of Idaho; a sister, Helen Dodge of Harrisburg; and a grandchild.
  Services were held Feb. 22 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Cheryl Dorman officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

JOSEPH J. MAZURIK
  Joseph J. Mazurik, 84, of W. Main St., Hummelstown, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at home.
  He was born April 24, 1915 in Robertsdale to the late George and Anna (Coar) Mazurik.
  He retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot and had been employed by Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Tobyhanna Army Depot and the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown; a Navy veteran; a professional firefighter and a plumber.
  Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Yvonne M. Waggoner Mazurik; two sons, J. Ronald of Cary, N.C., and Richard C. of Camp Hill; a daughter, Dorothy Tebera of Hummelstown; two stepdaughters, Cindy Lesh of Shermans Dale and Laurie Kauffman of Duncannon; a sister, Margaret Neipert of Tobyhanna; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Edith Julian Mazurik, who died April 10, 1985.
Services were private. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Hummelstown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043, or the Salvation Army, 1112 Green St., P.O. Box 2205, Harrisburg 17105.

WANDA M. MCALICHER
  Wanda M. McAlicher, 58, of Acre Drive, Carlisle, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000 in Hershey Medical Center.
  She was born May 8, 1941 in Blain to the late Frank and Mary (Early) Metz.
  She graduated from Blain High School, Carlisle School of Nursing and the University of New York Regent School of Nursing, and attended Harrisburg Area Community College; worked at Carlisle Hospital for 24 years; and was a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church, Middlesex, and the Fox Terrier Club, Maryland.
  Surviving are her husband of 40 years, David J. McAlicher; a daughter, LaVonne C. McAlicher of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Timothy G. of Duncannon and Jarett L. of Manchester; a brother, Dean Metz of Carlisle; two sisters, Louise Smith of Blain and Doris Holtry of Shermans Dale; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 2 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Sarah A. Heintzelman officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg 17110, or American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Pennsboro Center, Wormleysburg 17043.

DUSTIN E. MCALPINE
  Dustin E. McAlpine, 17, of Newport RR 3 died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
  He was born Dec. 21, 1982 in Harrisburg.
  He was a senior at Newport High School, a member of its golf, basketball and baseball teams, vice president of PYEA and a peer mediator; a Lutheran; and a Green Bay Packers fan.
  Surviving are his parents, Richard and Theresa Smink McAlpine; two brothers, Jesse A. and Kelby P., both at home; his paternal grandmother, Barbara McAlpine of Middletown; maternal grandparents, John and Jean Smink of Middletown; and paternal great-grandmother, Clara Fitch of Calais, Maine.
  Services were held Sept. 14 in Family Life Center, Shortcut Road, Newport, with pastor Frank Nemeth Jr. officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Athletic Booster Club, P.O. Box 394, Newport 17074.

MARY A. MCCLINTOCK
  Mary A. McClintock, 80, of Landisburg RR 1 died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at home.
  She was born Sept. 28, 1920 in Upper Mifflin Twp. to the late Newton L. and Pearl (Henry) Gutshall.
  She was a member of New Life Assembly of God, Landisburg RR 1, and the Landisburg Ambulance Club.
  She was the widow of Kenneth S. McClintock.
  Surviving are a son, Glenn E. of Ickesburg; two sisters, Bernice Weaver and Grace Zimmerman, both of St. Thomas; three half-sisters, Kathy Gutshall of Chambersburg, Pam Gutshall of Shippensburg and Theresa Keefer of St. Thomas; and two grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 4 in her church with the Rev. Larry J. Bidwell officiating. Burial was in Young's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale.
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440-0779.

CHESTER L. MCCULLOUGH
  Chester L. McCullough, 81, of Chandra Drive, Duncannon, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 in Stonebridge Health & Rehabilitation Center.
  He was a retired clergyman with the United Methodist Church; an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II; and a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Dauphin.
  Surviving are his wife, Elsie M. of York; four sons, the Rev. David P. and Michael L., both of York, the Rev. Gary L. of Harrisburg and Chester C. of Columbia; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 8 in the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home. Burial was in Grantville Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, Swatara Street, P.O. Box 5, Dauphin 17108.

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