|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
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
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
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
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
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,
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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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