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DAVID L. BOWMAN 
 David L. Bowman, 17, of W. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center as the result of a bicycle accident. 
  He was born Dec. 28, 1980 in Alexandria, Va. 
  He was a senior at Cumberland Valley High School, where he was a member of the choir; an employee of Karns market in Mechanicsburg; and a "Star Trek" enthusiast and music lover. 
  Surviving are his parents, Mark L. Bowman and Rita Byers Noll, with whom he lived; a sister, Nicole R. at home; his maternal grandparents, Glenn E. and Susan I. Byers of Millerstown; and his paternal grandmother, Carlyn L. Jones of New Cumberland. 
  Services were held Nov. 7 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Darvin Reich officiating. Burial was in Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown.

HARRY A. BOYER
  Harry A. Boyer, 82, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born Jan. 19, 1916 in Harrisburg to the late John B. and Odessa M. (Reedy) Boyer.
  He was a retired employee of Forrer's Garage, Duncannon, and a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duncannon, where he was a former council president and taught Sunday school for 40 years. He organized Duncannon's first Cub Scout troop and served as Cubmaster for 20 years, and was Duncannon's first Eagle Scout. He was coordinator for Meals on Wheels for 15 years, and was a member of Duncannon Golden Age Club and Senior Citizens.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Reese Boyer; two sons, Harry R. of Newport RR 2 and Douglas T. of New Bloomfield; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Lynn Boyer. 
  Services were held Feb. 7 in his church with the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating and assisted by the Rev. Gary Bellis. Burial was in Duncannon (Presbyterian) Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 115 Church St., Duncannon 17020.

HARRY F. BOYER
  Harry F. Boyer, 77, of Loysville RR 2, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 at home. 
  He was born Nov. 8, 1920 in Spring Twp. to the late Charles W. and Anna Mary (Foulk) Boyer. 
  He was retired from H. R. Wentzel & Sons, Newport and Landisburg and was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Tressler Memorial Lutheran Church, Loysville; Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, Blain Fire Company and Ambulance Club and AARP. 
  Surviving are his wife of more than 58 years, M. Louise Bousum Boyer; a daughter, G. Louise Peck of Loysville RR 2; a sister, Reba J. Alandar of Duncannon; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Kathleen G. Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Landisburg RR 1. 
  A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association, P.O. Box 509, Mechanicsburg 17055.

MARGUERITE S. BOYER
  Marguerite S. Keller Boyer, 89, of Redwood Drive, Carlisle, formerly of Marysville, died Friday, March 13, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She had taught piano and organ lessons in Marysville for many years; and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Marysville, where she played the organ and piano, and Order of the Eastern Star.
  Surviving are her husband, Samuel C. Boyer; a daughter, Gayle K. Rebuck of Mechanicsburg; a brother, C. Lee Snyder of Marysville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held March 17 in her church. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 400 Lansvale St., Marysville 17053.

RANDY L. BOYER
  Randy L. Boyer, 45, of Kings Highway, Marysville, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998 in West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, East Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland County.
  He worked for Rosewein Corp. and was a member of West Fairview American Legion and Marysville VFW.
  Surviving are a daughter, Leanne R. Reigle of Enola; his father, Donald L. Boyer Sr. of Marysville; three brothers, Donald L. Jr. and Jeffrey A., both of Enola, and Ricky L. of Harrisburg; three sisters, Vicky L. Ream of York Haven, Pamela S. Enders of Halifax and Melissa A. Haines of Enola.
  Services were held Aug. 22 in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery, Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland County.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

CLARA E. BRESSLER
  Clara E. Bressler, 82, of Cumberland Street, Duncannon, died Friday, July 24, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was the widow of Howard P. Bressler.
  Surviving are two sons, Ronald E. of Perdix and Daniel E. of Duncannon; a daughter, Mary E. Peters of Duncannon; two sisters, Laura Hilbish of Duncannon and Violet Maxwell of Enola; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services were held July 28 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Long's Cemetery, Halifax.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Kinkora Pythian Home, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020, or Visiting Nurses Association, 118 Washington St., Harrisburg 17104.

SYLVAN R. BRETZ
 Sylvan R. Bretz, 74, of Losch Road, Shermans Dale, formerly of Enola, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  He was retired from Carlisle Frog & Switch Co.; an Army veteran of World War II; a member of Wormleysburg American Legion Post 945 and Carlisle Fraternal Order of Eagles; and a volunteer for the Perry County Recreation Association. 
  Surviving are his wife, Betty A. Shutt Bretz; three daughters, Diane Ray Miller and Donna Fay Smith, both of Enola, and Sylvia Kay Morrow of Shermans Dale; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Nov. 18 in Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery.

RAYMOND M. BROOKHART
  Raymond M. Brookhart, 73, of Liverpool RR 1 died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was a retired Liverpool Twp. farmer and had been a forest fire warden and an employee of the state Department of Transportation and Game Commission. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Millerstown RR 1, Liverpool Fire Company and Liverpool Ambulance League.
  Surviving are his wife, T. Arlene Snyder Brookhart; three sons, Larry M. of Carlisle, Palmer E. of Fort Louden and Darvin L. of Millerstown; a daughter, R. Maxine Six of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, Harold and Alton, both of Millerstown, and Ronald of Liverpool; three sisters, Evelyn Miller of Enola, Caroline Willow of Liverpool and Mary Kay Mather of Newport; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 21 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool. Burial was in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery, Millerstown RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, RR 1, Millerstown 17062.

HELEN B. BROWNAWELL
  Helen B. Brownawell, 99, of Allen Drive, Shermans Dale, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  She was born Jan. 30, 1899 in Newport to the late Jacob and Minnie (Barrick) Sauserman.
  She formerly was employed at the State Capital in Harrisburg as a supervisor and was a member of Incarnation United Church of Christ, Newport.
  Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Harry E. Brownawell; a sister, Ruth Hope of Vienna, Va; and two great-nephews, Steven Schneberger of Vienna, Va., and Scott Schneberger of Orlando, Fla.
  Services were held Oct. 11 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Eric J. Shafer officiating. Burial was in Young's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale.

LOIS J. BRUCE
 Lois J. "Lily" Bruce, 51, of E. Main Street, Hummelstown, died Saturday, March 7, 1998 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  She was born in Shamokin to the late Edward and Clara (Kerstetter) Hoffman.
  She was a nurse's aide at the former Odd Fellows Home, Middletown; a former clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue; and a former assembler at the Middletown Car Wash.
  She is survived by her husband, Earl W. Bruce Sr.; a son, Earl W. Jr., and a daughter, Amanda Jane Bruce, both at home; a stepdaughter, Debra A. Hershey of Middletown; one brother, Edward Hoffman of Hummelstown; three stepgrandchildren, Heather Lynn Fox White, Tiffany Marie Fox and James Eugene Hershey, all of Middletown; one stepgreat-grandson, Haydon Christopher White of Middletown; and one niece, Tammy Hoffman of Hummelstown.
  Services were held in Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Hummelstown, with the Rev. Dr. Norman C. Marks officiating. Burial was in Hummelstown Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fuzzy Few Organization, Inc. P.O. Box 136, Hummelstown 17036.

ETHEL M. BRYNER
  Ethel M. Bryner, 78, of Southview Apartments, McAlisterville, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 at Lewistown Hospital.
  She was born June 8, 1919 in Perry County to the late Arthur and Katherine (Kunkle) Henry.
  She was a member of McCoysville Presbyterian Church and Fayette EMS. She was the widow of William J. Bryner, who died Dec. 21, 1975.
  Surviving are two sons, John R. of McAlisterville and William J. Jr. of Port Royal RR 1; two daughters, Kathryn Felmlee of Doylesburg and Mary Hart of Mifflin HCR 67; two brothers, Donald Henry of Hatboro and Harold Henry of Shermans Dale; six sisters, Helen Wetzler of Newport, Janet Koons of Columbia, Elizabeth Morrison of Loysville, Madeline Dunlevy of Harrisburg, Joyce MacAvoy of Camp Hill and June Weller of Erly; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Palm of Honey Grove; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by a son, David L. Bryner on Sept. 6, 1988; a brother, sister, two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services were held Feb. 12 in Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with pastor John Walters officiating. Burial was in East Waterford Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette EMS, McAlisterville 17049.

JAMES F. BUFFENMYER
  James F. Buffenmyer, 54, of Pleasant View Terrace, New Cumberland, died Monday, April 13, 1998 at home.
  He was born July 7, 1943 in Harrisburg to Nelle Henderson Buffenmyer of New Bloomfield and the late Luke H. Buffenmyer.
  He retired from Conewago Valley and West Shore school districts as a vocal teacher, was owner of Brushrun Sound Co. and a retired school bus driver for Rohrer Bus Co., Duncannon.
  He was a member of First Lutheran Church, New Oxford; and past member of Chamber Singers of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association; and a graduate of Newport High School in 1961 and Gettysburg College in 1966.
  Surviving are his fiancee, Carole A. Gallagher of Harrisburg; his former wife, Linda S. Buffenmyer of Hanover; and two sisters, Suzanne B. Beamer of Newport and Noelle B. Kline of East Berlin.
  Services were held April 17 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Newport, with the Rev. Edward M. Andrews Jr. officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Adams County SPCA, 131 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg 17325.

NELLE H. BUFFENMYER
 Nelle H. Buffenmyer, 84, formerly of Third Street, Newport, died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born Feb. 19, 1914 in Newport to the late Curtis and Bessie (Peters) Henderson.
S  he was a former medical secretary for the Newport School District; a former board member of Newport Public Library; a former Girl Scout leader; a member and former Sunday school teacher of St. Paul Lutheran Church; and a member of the Newport Civic Club and Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
  She was the widow of Luke H. Buffenmyer.
  Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne B. Beamer of Newport and Noelle B. Kline of East Berlin; two sisters, Margaret Gladfelter of Harrisburg and Grace Shuller of Bedford; and five grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, James F., who died April 13, 1998.
  Services were held April 24 in her church with the Rev. Arthur Steckel officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Public Library, 316 N. Fourth St., Newport 17074.

WOODROW W. BUPP
  Woodrow W. Bupp, 79, of Elliottsburg RR 1 died Friday, May 22, 1998 at home.
  He was born April 22, 1919 in Centre Twp. to the late Chauncey and Charlotte (Baer) Bupp.
  He retired from the Youth Development Center, Loysville, and had worked for Hair Bros., New Bloomfield, and the former Pennsylvania Railroad; and was an Army veteran of World War II.
  Surviving are his wife, Pauline Bressler Bupp; two sons, Carl E. Sr. of Newport and Edwin C. of Landisburg; three daughters, Virginia Bigham of Harrisburg, and Paula Armstrong and Vicky Hoffman, both of Carlisle; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Private services were held in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Anthony C. Hill officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

NELSON T. BURD SR.
 Nelson T. Burd Sr., 66, of N. Lincoln Street, Duncannon, died Saturday, April 4, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born Sept. 1, 1931 in Speeceville to the late Irene Thomas Proudfoot.
  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Duncannon, Sheet Metal Workers International Local 19, Philadelphia, Perry Lodge 458 F&AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Juniata Forest 88, Duncannon Golden Age Club, Duncannon High School Alumni Association, Duncannon American Legion Post 310 and Duncannon VFW Post 255. He served with the Army 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict.
  Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Stone Burd; a son, N. Thomas Jr. of New Bloomfield; three daughters, Susan K. Cliber, Betsy A. Kirkhoff and Kathryn I. Bauer, all of Duncannon; and 12 grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in his church with the Rev. Irene Friberg-Dussaq officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Duncannon, with military honors.
  Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, is handling arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 115 Church St., Duncannon 17020.

MALVERN E. BURKE
  Malvern E. Burke, 79, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Friday, April 10, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was a retired meat cutter; a Harrisburg native; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of Union Local 56, Valley Forge.
  Surviving are his wife, Anna M. Burke; a daughter, Elsie Moyer of Shermans Dale; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held April 14 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

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