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GEORGE R. PARK
  George R. Park of Marysville died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at home.
  He had been an electronics designer for Trafcon Industries, Mechanicsburg, and was a member of Marysville Moose Lodge 107.
  Surviving are two sons, George R. Jr., and Jonathan D. of Marysville; and a sister, Nancy J.
  A memorial service was held May 3 in Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg.
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Colonial Park, handled arrangements.

LILLIAN MAE PARSONS
  Lillian Mae Parsons, 77, formerly of Liverpool, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon.
  She was born April 23, 1923 at Shade Gap to the late Levi Emery and Annie Jane (Hess) Parsons.
  She was employed for 15 years by the former Snyder Convalescent Home, Liverpool, as a domestic and a nursing aide, and was a member of the Fundamental Bible Church, Newport.
  Services were held March 22 in her church with the Rev. David J. Bard officiating. Burial was in Wright's Presbyterian Cemetery, Millerstown RR 1. 
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, P.O. Box 96, Newport 17074.

RUTH I. PETERS
  Ruth Irene Peters, 83, of the Wyndam Lakes nursing home, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Duncannon, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 in the home.
  She was born Nov. 18, 1917 in Duncannon to the late Curtis F. and Julia E. (Lowe) Maxwell.
  She retired from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Motor Vehicles and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Duncannon.
  She was the widow of James R. Peters.
  Surviving are two sons, Alvin E. of Duncannon and James C. of Jacksonville; a brother, Carl R. Maxwell of Duncannon; three sisters, Alice King and Mary Ellen Kelly, both of Dauphin, and Florence Dietz of Duncannon; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanora Auxt and Sara Blain.
  Services were held Jan. 15 in her church with the Rev. David Willard officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon. 
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund of her church, 27-A N. High St., Duncannon 17020. 

JOSEPH PHILLIPS JR.
  Joseph M. Phillips Jr., 77, of Fox Hollow Road, Shermans Dale, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001 in Carlisle Hospital. 
  He was born March 3, 1923 in Carthage, Moore County, N.C., to the late Joseph M. Sr. and Marion (Gray) Phillips.
  He retired from Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Kinney Shoe Corp.; was a Navy veteran of World War II; and attended Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are his wife, Flora Fortney Phillips of Shermans Dale; a son, Joseph M. III of Gambrills, Md.; a daughter, Laura Lynn Varga of Riva, Md.; two sisters, Florence Hewitt of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Emma Paschal of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 30 in Fair Promise United Methodist Church, Glendon, N.C. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Gilead Church, 940 Windy Hill Road, Shermans Dale 17090.

BRADLEY W. POLING JR.
  Bradley W. Poling Jr., 51, of Susquehanna Street, Marysville, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 at home.
  He was a facilities supervisor for Penn National Insurance Co., Harrisburg, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
  Surviving are his wife, Carol L. Dewalt Poling; two sisters, Kathryn L. Pratt of Marysville and Lisa S. Polliet of Havre de Grace, Md.; and a brother, Michael A. of Hummelstown.
 Memorial services were held April 21 in Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, Hershey.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill 17011.

VIOLET E. PONTIUS
  Violet E. Pontius, 74, of S. Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 in Hershey Medical Center.
  She was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Richfield to the late Emory J. and Iva M. Brown.
  She had been employed at Olmsted Air Force Base during World War II, manufacturing airplane parts; and was a member of New Bloomfield United Methodist Church and the Ickesburg Quilters.
  She was the widow of Palmer C. Pontius.
  Surviving are a son, Douglas C. of Keedysville, Md.; a daughter, Carol V. of New Bloomfield; a brother, Harold Brown of Rockville, Md.; two sisters, Virginia Hockenbroch of Liverpool and Lois Graybill of Mifflintown; and three grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Steven D.
  Services were held Jan. 18 in her church with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Perry Health Center, RR 1, Loysville 17047, or the American Heart Association.

MARLIN S. POTTER
  Marlin S. Potter,87, of McAlisterville RR 1 died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in BrooklineManor Convalescent and Rest Home, Mifflintown RR 1.
  He was born March 19, 1913 in Monroe Twp., JuniataTwp., to the late Banks C. and Minnie E. (Landis) Potter.
  He was a farmer and also worked at Van Dyke BrickWorks, McAlisterville Cannery and retired in 1977 after 27 yearsas a carpenter with Bethlehem Steel; attended Metz School, Millersburg;a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, Perry Saddle Club, New Bloomfield and Greenwood trout clubs;and enjoyed woodworking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, readingand western movies.
  He was the widower of Laura E. Ehrisman Potter, whodied Feb. 12, 1995.
  Surviving are three sons, Roy R. of McAlisterville,Dale M. of New Bloomfield and Roger L. of McAlisterville RR 1;two daughters, Lorraine M. Lauver of McAlisterville RR 1 and LoisPotter of Clifton Heights; a brother, Leroy of Harrisburg; foursisters, Gladys Dockey of Branchdale, Ardella Horting and MiriamStraub, both of Harrisburg, and Geraldine Potter of Mt. HollySprings; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Donald L.; eightbrothers; and five sisters.
  Services were held Jan. 24 in Sheaffer Funeral Home,McAlisterville, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Burialwas in Richfield Union Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the APDA, GreaterDelaware Valley Chapter, c/o APDA I&R Center, Crozer ChesterMedical Center, 1 Medical Center Blvd., Upland, Pa. 19013.

DONALD M. SCHLUSSER
  Donald M. Schlusser, 86, of Campground Road, Carlisle, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at home.
  He was born Dec. 8, 1914 in Spring Twp. to the late Harrison C. and Della (Bower) Schlusser.
  He was the former owner and operator of Don Schlusser's Truck Stop, New Kingstown; a former Lower Frankford Twp. supervisor; a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1299, White Circle Club, Moose Lodge 761 and VFW Post 477, all of Carlisle, Plainfield Gun Club, Mt. Holly Springs American Legion Post 674 and Boiling Springs VFW Post 8851.
  He was the widower of Hazel Mountz Schlusser.
  Surviving are four sons, George, Howard "Bill" and Jerry, all of Carlisle, and John of Landisburg; five daughters, Arlene Graver, Shirley Kiser, Bonnie Miller and Donna Yarlett, all of Carlisle, and Madella Keeseman of Newville; two brothers, Harrison of Mt. Holly Springs and Paul of North Carolina; two sisters Ruth Mixell and Esther White, both of Carlisle; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Dale Schlusser.
  Services were July 16 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Paul M. Veldman officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, North Middleton Twp.

Laura V. Shady
  Laura V. Shady, 87, of Huggins Road, Duncannon, died Monday, June 25, 2001 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Aug. 9, 1913 in Phillipsburg to the late Frank and Hannah Newman.
  She worked as a laborer for Sylvania Factory and Duncannon Dress Factory; was a member of New Buffalo Alliance Church; and an avid gardener.
  She was the widow of LeRoy R. Shady, who preceded her in death in 1985.
  Surviving are a son, Jared Shady of Henniker, N.H.; a daughter, Barbara Simcox of Newport; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
  Graveside services were held June 30 at Rest Haven Memorial Park with the Rev. David Gouak officiating.
  Helt Hanna Kline Funeral Home handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to New Buffalo Alliance Church in her memory, through Helt Hanna Kline Funeral Home, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall, 17751.

DAVID L. SHANAFELTER
  David Lee Shanafelter, 49, of N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, and formerly of Perry County, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at home.
  He was born Jan. 15, 1952 at Blain RR 1 to the late Warren D. and Constance J. (Anderson) Shanafelter.
  He was an employee of Ross Distribution, Carlisle, and a member of Three Springs Church of the Brethren, Blain RR 1, and the Blain Sportsman's Club.
  Surviving are a son, Anthony M., a daughter, April T. Shull, and a granddaughter, Tiffani T. Shull, all of Shermans Dale.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren D. Shanafelter Jr.
  Services were held Jan. 23 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Roz Mason officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlisle Hospital Cancer Center, 5A Sprint Drive, Carlisle 17013.

CLYDE E. SHEELY
  Clyde Edward Sheely, 76, of Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle, and formerly of Largo, Fla., died Wednesday, June 6, 2001 in Sarah Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.
  He was born Feb. 19, 1925 in Carlisle to the late Ralph and Florence M. (Baker) Sheely.
  He was employed with the Postal Service for 33 years, retiring in 1980 at Carlisle, then moved to Largo, Fla. where he lived for 16 years, then relocated back to Carlisle. He was a 1943 graduate of Carlisle High School; an Army veteran with the 17th Airborne in World War II, serving with the 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion in Rhineland and Belgium and being awarded the EAME Service Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star; a member of First United Church of Christ, Carlisle, and a former member of the Chapel on the Hill United Church of Christ in Seminole, Fla.; and enjoyed traveling and dining out.
  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Ruth R. Henry Sheely; a daughter, Brenda J. Dingle of Elliottsburg; a son, Ralph H. of Carlisle; a sister, Helen L. Sheely of Carlisle; three granddaughters, all of Carlisle; and two stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren, all of Ontario, Canada.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert P. and Eugene H. Sheely.
  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30, in First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, with the Rev. Lynn R. Schultz officiating.
  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

MATTHEW S. SHOPE
  Matthew S. Shope, 18, of Red Barberry Drive, Newberry Twp., York County, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at home.
  He was born Dec. 22, 1982 in Harrisburg.
  He was employed by McDonald's in Etters and was a 2000 graduate of Greenwood High School, Millerstown.
  Surviving are his parents, Maynard Shope of Liverpool RR 1 and Linda Willi Shope of Liverpool; a brother, Maynard Jr. of McAlisterville; four sisters, Sandy Adams of Manhatten, Kan., Vickey Soder of Liverpool, Natalie Shope of Thompsontown and Stephanie Moore of Etters; and his maternal grandparents, Herman and Gladys Willi of Liverpool.
  Services were held May 26 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Robert Gray officiating. Burial was in St. John's (Barner's) Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1. 

MERVIN F. SHUMAN
  Mervin F. Shuman, 86, of E. Plum Street, Elizabethtown, died Monday, July 2, 2001 at home.
  He was born in Blain and raised by his grandparents, Daniel Gutshall and Margaret Jane Stambaugh Shuman.
  He was an aircraft and engine mechanic for 31 years, having worked for the U.S. Civil Service, Department of the Air Force at the former Olmsted Air Force Base for 24 years. After its closing, he was transferred to Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia for one year and then to Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., for five years before retiring in 1971. He then worked for Doubleday Book Club in Middletown for five years and the former Schock Presbyterian Home in Mount Joy for six years. 
  He was a 1934 graduate of Blain High School; a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mount Joy, for 30 years, where he served as a deacon and elder and was a member of the adult Sunday school class and known for his knowledge of the Bible and used as a resource for many classes; a lifetime member of Milton Grove Sportsman Club and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
  Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Margaret A. Goldsmith Shuman; two daughters, Barbara Ann Schwanger of Lilly and Sarah Jane Christopherson of Navarre, Fla.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Lou Shuman; a son, Frederick Daniel; and a grandson, Charles Schwanger.
  Services were held July 6 in Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, with the Rev. W. Thomas Dodge officiating. Burial was in Mount Joy Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church's Thanksgiving and Memorial Fund, 7 Marietta Ave., Mount Joy 17552, or Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster 17604-4125. 

MARIE L. SMITH
  Marie L. Smith, 92, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 in the village.
  She was born Dec. 6, 1908 in New Germantown to the late Vernon and Gertrude (Smith) Snyder.
  She retired as a teacher from the South Middleton School District; was a graduate of Blain High School and the former Pennsylvania State College; and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle, and the Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association.
  She was the widow of George W. Smith.
  Surviving are two sons, Kenneth G. of Mechanicsburg and Fred W. of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother, R. Gene of Blain; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Smith.
  Services were held May 29 in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Eric J. Shafer officiating. Burial was in Blain Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Village (Attention: Development Office), 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg 17055, or her church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle 17013.

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