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ROBERT B. MURRAY
  Robert Blair Murray, 84, of N. Front Street, Liverpool, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 at home.
  He was born Dec. 4, 1916 in Lemoyne to the late Charles B. and Bertha (Knouse) Murray. 
  He retired in 1978 as a project engineer after a 35-year career with the state Department of Transportation, Harrisburg; an Army veteran of World War II; and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool, American Legion Post 364, Liverpool, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 925, Millerstown.
  Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Mary Elizabeth "Tibby" (Miller) Murray; a son, Robert W. of Wyomissing; and six grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Smith and M. Merle Light.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, in his church, 1000 N. Front St., Liverpool, with the Rev. James R. Bramer officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Liverpool Union Cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, or Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110. 

JOHN H. MUTZABAUGH
  John H. Mutzabaugh, 86, of Paradise Road, Duncannon, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born March 25, 1914 in Duncannon to the late Verner F. and Myrtle (Booth) Mutzabaugh.
  He retired as a mechanic from the former Twin Gables, Camp Hill; was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of VFW Post 255 and American Legion Post 340, both of Duncannon; and enjoyed fishing.
  He was the widower of Emma Myers Mutzabaugh.
  Surviving are three sons, Verner, Forrest and Kenneth, all of Duncannon; five daughters, Myrtle Smith and Virginia Vinette, both of Duncannon, Effie V. Shupp and Geraldine McCrone, both of Harrisburg; and Annie Busfield of Newport; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two sons, John L. and Carmel, and a daughter, Carol.
  Services were held Nov. 26 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Mervin Potteiger officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport RR 2.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

FORREST M. MYERS JR.
  Forrest Michael Myers Jr., 36, of Pine Street, Liverpool, formerly of Duncannon, died Friday, April 7, 2000 at home.
  He was born Sept. 17, 1964 in Harrisburg to Forrest M. Sr. and Jo Ann Rudy Myers of Duncannon RR 2.
  He was a 1982 graduate of Newport High School; a Newport Elementary wrestling coach; and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
  In addition to his parents, surviving are two sons, Joel M. and Travis M., and a daughter, Ashley, all of Newport; a sister, Tina Myers Hageman of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and his maternal grandfather, Ralph L. Rudy, and paternal grandfather, Lawrence G. Myers Sr., both of Duncannon.
  Services were held April 11 in Boyer Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Gary R. Bellis officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

MARY H. MYERS
  Mary Hazel Myers, 90, formerly of Newport, died Saturday, March 4, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born April 16, 1909 in Peoria, Ill., to the late Lemuel and Alice (Ames) Condon.
  She was a graduate of Renova High School; a member of Hilltop Christian Church, Newport; and enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles.
  She was the widow of Adam Earon Myers, who died June 19, 1968.
  Surviving are two daughters, Carol M. Horting and Dorothy H. Dietzel, both of Newport; two sisters, Kathryn F. Condon and Anna G. Nash, both of Erie; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly Myers and Mary K. Hickox; one brother, John Condon; and two sisters, Mabel Bowser and Ruth Woodward.
Graveside services were held March 7 in Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall, with the Rev. James J. Penica officiating.
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home - Memorial Fund, RR 2, New Bloomfield 17068.

VERA M. NAYLOR
  Vera M. Naylor, 76, of Newport RR 2 died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 at home.
  She was born Aug. 20, 1924 in Liverpool to the late Rufus and Katie (Barner) Boyer.
  She was a member of Community Grange 1767, Newport; a graduate of Newport High School; and enjoyed quilting and sewing.
  She was the widow of Urie A. Naylor.
  Surviving are two sons, Larry R. of Wyomissing and James E. of Middletown; three daughters, Carol L. Dupert of Shermans Dale, Ellen Robinson of Loysville and Nancy E. Mowery of Newport; a brother, Bruce Boyer of Millerstown; two sisters, Mildred Hulbert of Camp Hill and Erma McGowan of Millerstown; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 7 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 211, Harrisburg 17109.

BETTY J. NEIDIGH
  Betty J. Neidigh, 70, formerly of N. Fourth Street, Newport, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  She was born March 21, 1930 at Liverpool to the late Lewis and Florence (Shumaker) Willi.
  She had worked in dress factories in Newport and Liverpool, and enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren.
  Surviving are a daughter, Sandra L. Burd of Newport, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Minke of Ohio and Charles W. Burd of Newport.
  Services were held Nov. 1 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, P.O. Box 66, Newport 17074.

STEVEN G. NEWMAN
  Steven George "Swifty" Newman, 44, of Liverpool RR 1, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000 while on a fishing trip near Syracuse, N.Y.
  He was born Feb. 26, 1956 in Sunbury to the late George William and Patricia Ann (Eckrod) Newman. 
  He was employed at the Sunbury Textile Mills, Sunbury, for more than 25 years; attended Selinsgrove High School; was a Protestant; and enjoyed the outdoors.
  He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathy M. Spade; two sons, Keith R. Newman, at home, and Steven L. Strawser of Millerstown RR; a daughter, Kelly S. Newman of Liverpool RR 1; four sisters, Joanna L. Stahr of Liverpool RR 1, Kim L. Newman of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2, Cynthia L. Newman of Port Trevorton RR 2, and Rebecca A. Herb of Middleburg; and three grandchildren, Brock Kerstetter, Jasmine Newman and Natisha Strawser.
  Services were held Nov. 10 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Timothy L. Cooley officiating. Burial was in Halls (Zion) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Port Trevorton RR 1.

ANNA M. NOLL
  Anna Mary Noll, 67, of Millerstown died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000 at home.
  She was born March 30, 1933 in Ickesburg to the late Frank G. and Ida Mae (Wilson) Simonton.
  She was employed by United Telephone Company as an operator at Newport until her retirement in 1983; a 1951 graduate of Greenwood High School, Millerstown; a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church, where she helped with bazaars and strawberry festivals, and Women of the Moose, Millerstown; supported high school athletics and attended high school band performances, choral concerts and theater productions; and enjoyed professional football and baseball, college football, music and reading.
  She was the widow of Frederick M. Noll, who died April 22, 1980.
  Surviving are three sons, Keith E. of Thompsontown, and Frank A. and Jeffrey L., both of Enola; a sister, Mildred Showers of Millerstown; and six grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 24 in Sheaffer Funeral Home, Millerstown, with the Rev. Katherine A. Behrens and the Rev. Dr. James R. Behrens officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Athletic Association, c/o Gary Shipp, 405 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062, or to her church, 602 Sunbury St., Millerstown. 

BEATRICE C. PANNEBAKER
  Beatrice C. Pannebaker, 93, of Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield, formerly of Mifflintown RR 1, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000 at Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born March 28, 1907 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata County, to the late Edwin L. and Carrie (Warner) Whistler.
  She retired in 1968 as cafeteria manager from Fermanagh-Mifflintown Elementary School; was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR 1, Juniata County Retired School Employees; and enjoyed cooking, reading and crocheting.
  She was the widow of Roy F. Pannebaker, who died May 30, 1977.
  Surviving are a daughter, Helen M. Maddox of Fairfield; a sister, Mary E. Dolin of Mifflintown RR 1; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Eva Pannebaker, and two infant brothers, Ray and Ed Whistler. 
  Services were held Dec. 26 in Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, with the Revs. Karl Herman and Norman Marden officiating. Burial was in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Juniata County Library, 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown 17059, or her church, RR 1, Mifflintown.

JESSIE F. PARTNER
  Jessie F. Partner, 77, of Walnut, Port Royal RR 2, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at home.
  She was born May 1, 1922 at Nook, Juniata County, to the late John G. and Emma M. (Lebkicher) Foltz.
  She was a homemaker; a former Beale Twp. tax collector and township secretary; a life member of the Juniata County Historical Society; and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, Walnut Grange 776, National Grange, receiving the 7th degree, Beale Twp. Fire Company Auxiliary and Friends of Locust Grove.
  She was the widow of Jay W. Partner, who died Nov. 8, 1991.
  Surviving are four sons, Jay F. of New Bloomfield RR 2, Bruce W. of New Windsor, Md., John Scott of Mifflintown and Mark R. of Port Royal RR 2; one sister, Betty Keiser of Mifflin HC 67; and nine grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lou Foltz and Helen B. Clark, and one brother, John M. Foltz.
  Services were held Feb. 20 in her church with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating.   Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown 17044, or to her church, P.O. Box 337, Mifflin 17058.

JOHN C. PECK
  John C. Peck, 75, of N. College Street, Carlisle, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 in a fire at his home.
  He was born March 4, 1924 in Illinois to the late John M. and Lula M. (Starrley) Peck.
  He was retired from the Army and had served in the Navy; a member of Carlisle VFW Post 477 and Carlisle Legion Post 101.
  He was survived by his wife, Lois K. Baltosser Peck, who died Feb. 18 as the result of the fire.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline R. Peck of Carlisle; a son, Michael R. of Landisburg; and a brother, Alvin of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Services were held Feb. 23 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Landisburg Church of God, P.O. Box 216, Landisburg 17040, or to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest & I 78, P.O. Box 689, Allentown 18105.

LOIS K. PECK
  Lois K. Peck, 71, of N. College Street, Carlisle, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 of injuries suffered in a fire on Feb. 17 at her home.
  She was born Aug. 8, 1929 at Loysville RR 1 to Belva V. (Rowe) Baltosser of Carlisle and the late James Baltosser.
  She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Landisburg, and had attended Landisburg Church of God.
  She was the widow of John C. Peck, who died Feb. 17 in the fire.
  In addition to her mother, surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline R. Peck of Carlisle; a son, Michael R. of Landisburg; and a sister, Betty Morrow of Landisburg.
  Services were held Feb. 23 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. H. James Williams officiating. Burial was in Landisburg Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Landisburg Church of God, P.O. Box 216, Landisburg 17040, or to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest & I 78, P.O. Box 689, Allentown 18105.

EUGENE F. PETERS
  Eugene F. "Pete" Peters, 67, of Liverpool RR 1 died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000 at home.
  He was born July 31, 1933 at Liverpool RR 1 to the late Charles Edward and Olive V. (Drew) Peters.
  He worked for Agway Energy Products; was retired from Greenwood School District; operated Peters Reloading; a retired Army chief warrant officer; a graduate of Duncannon High School; a member of Perry Valley Sportsmen's Association; former member of Liverpool American Legion; and enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing.
  Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Carole M. Alleman Peters; a son, Michael E. of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Anita Travitz of Wormleysburg, Janice Peters-Singh of Port Trevorton and Michelle Singh of Watsontown; three sisters, Martha James of Salisbury, Md., Audrey Hockenbrock of Newport and Carol Mohler of Duncannon; and three grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Miller.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool. Burial, with military honors, will be in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043, or American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17110. 

MATTIS A. POTTIGER
  Mattis A. Pottiger, 92, formerly of Colonial Park and Steelton, died Thursday, March 30, 2000 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  He retired as postmaster in Harrisburg in 1969 with 43 years of service; was an incorporator and former director of the Harrisburg Postal Employees Credit Union; had held leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Credit Union League, its Supply Cooperative and the Credit Union National Association; former president of the Pennsylvania Central Federal Credit Union board of directors; had been active in the United National Association of Post Office Clerks and the National Association of Postal Supervisors.
  He was a former director of Community General Osteopathic Hospital; a past president of the YMCA Industrial Management Club; a former member, consistory member and church school superintendent of First Evangelical and Reformed Church, Steelton; a former church school superintendent of Calvary United Methodist Church; attended Duncannon Assembly of God; and was a member of F&AM Lodge 21 and 775, Harrisburg Consistory and Tall Cedars of Lebanon Forest 43.
  Surviving are his wife, Claire Pottiger of Hershey; three daughters, Marilyn Andrews of Bartlett, Tenn., Susan Pottiger of Hershey and Beth Hipple of Linglestown; two sons, William of Doha, Qatar, and the Rev. Mattis of Hamilton, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God, Mission Program, 4100 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17110, or Duncannon Assembly of God, 500 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

JILL C. POWELL
  Jill C. Powell, 24, of Carlisle and formerly of Ickesburg, died Friday, March 3, 2000 at home.
  She was born Dec. 18, 1975 at Carlisle Hospital.
  She was employed at Bucks County Coffee Shop in Carlisle and Camp Hill; a 1994 graduate of West Perry High School, Elliottsburg, and Cumberland-Perry Vocational Technical School, Mechanicsburg, and had attended Harrisburg Area Community College; and a member of Ickesburg United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are her parents, Thomas E. and Susan E. Metz Powell; a sister, Amy P. Bolze of Elliottsburg; her paternal grandparents, Max E. and Chloe L. Secrist Powell of Ickesburg; maternal grandparents, Richard D. and Jeanne L. McGarvey Metz of Loysville; paternal great-grandmother, Eva Secrist of Ickesburg; and maternal great-grandmother, Ida Alice Metz of Loysville.
  Services were held March 7 in her church with the Rev. Karen Easterly officiating. 
  Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to any epilepsy or animal charity.

HILDA M. PRICE
  Hilda May "Girl" Price, 71, of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1 died Wednesday, April 5, 2000 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  She was born April 30, 1928 at Liverpool RR 1 to Della (Seasholtz) Kerstetter of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 1 and the late Theodore Kerstetter.
  She had been a seasonal worker at a McAlisterville canning factory and Furman's Cannery, Northumberland; had worked in the Susquehanna University housekeeping department and at the BiffBurger Restaurant, Hummels Wharf; attended Locust Grove school in Perry County; a member of Arbogast Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2; raised five foster children; and enjoyed animals, hunting, fishing and growing flowers.
  In addition to her mother, surviving is her husband of 53 years, Jay Price.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Kerstetter, who died in 1993.
  Services were held April 9 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Celo V. Leitzel officiating. Burial was in Arbogast's Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2.

MICHAEL J. PUGLIESE
  Michael J. Pugliese, 84, of S. Church Street, New Bloomfield, formerly of Pittsburgh and Tionesta, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 in Perry Village Nursing Home, New Bloomfield.
  He was born Aug. 28, 1916 in Rossiter, Pa., to the late Joseph and Antionette Pugliese.
  He was an attorney in Pittsburgh for 40 years, and a Navy lieutenant in World War II, serving as chief officer of sonar laboratories in Pearl Harbor from 1942-45.
  Surviving are his wife, Garnet Minnich; a daughter, Diane Grindle of New Bloomfield; two sisters, Rose Reschini and Virginia Vaughn, both of Indiana, Pa.; and four granddaughters.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, E. Main Street, New Bloomfield 17068.

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