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  Paul J. Daniels, 91, of S. River Road, Halifax, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. 
  He was born March 10, 1907 in Hazleton to the late Paul and Anne Marie (Balliet) Daniels. 
  He retired from Exxon Corp., Inglenook; was a National Guard veteran; and a member of First Evangelical United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 173, Williamsport Consistory and F&AM Lodge 707, all of Williamsport.
  He was the widower of Thelma Bailey Daniels.
  Surviving are a son, Asa C. of Woodward; a daughter, Bonnie L. Bailey of Halifax; a sister, Clara Rosemerski of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. 
  Graveside services were held at the convenience of the family in Long's Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease &Related Disorders, 1013 Mumma Road, Suite 303, Lemoyne 17043.

  Ralph Eugene Danner, 90, of State Road, Duncannon, died Sunday, June 14, 1998 at home.
  He was a retired driver for Helms Motor Freight, an Army veteran and member of the Teamsters Union and Duncannon Senior Citizens.
  Surviving are his wife, Cora A. Jagger Danner; a daughter, Shirley L. DiPaolo of Duncannon; two stepdaughters, Janet Brightbill of Etters and Nancy Rabin of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a stepson, William Mack of New Cumberland; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held June 17 at Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made Duncannon Senior Citizens, 27 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

  Evelyn H. Davis, 70, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998 at her Centre Twp. home. 
  She was born June 8, 1927 in Blain to the late Elmer and Dollie (Watts) Brickner. She attended Stony Point School and was a member of Little Germany Church of God. 
  She was the widow of Boyd E. Davis Sr. 
  Surviving are four sons, Dennis of Newport, Boyd Jr., Elmer and Frank, all of New Bloomfield; five daughters, Dollie Himes of New Bloomfield, Sue Stepp of Steelton, Bo Rusko of Middletown, Rae Belle Reeder of Fannettsburg and Lori Davis of Penfield; two sisters, Joyce McNeal of Harrisburg and Sara Rudy of Mechanicsburg; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
  Services were held Jan. 22 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Alan K. Foor officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

  Robert W. DeLancy, 88, of S. Market Street, Millerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998 at home.
  He was born Dec. 20, 1909 in Millerstown to the late T. Frue and Edna (Stitzel) DeLancy.
  He retired from the former Pennsylvania Railroad with 38 years service, had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and had been a movie projectionist and telephone operator. 
  He was a graduate of the former Millerstown High School and a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church, Millerstown Fire Company and Ambulance League and the Retired Railroad Employees Organization.
  He was the widower of C. Ruth Steerman DeLancy. 
  Surviving are three daughters, Marlene C. Leister of Millerstown, Dixie L. Baer of Mechanicsburg and Monta K. Brown of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, June Beward of Edgewood, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Oct. 13 in his church with the Revs. Arthur Montgomery and Donald Bailor officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, c/o Rev. Arthur Montgomery, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062.

  Helen J. Demmy, 69, of Penbrook died Thursday, July 30, 1998 at home. 
  She was born in New Bloomfield in 1929 to the late Harry Guy Kinch and Mary E. Rheam of New Bloomfield.
   As a child, her family attended the Methodist Church in New Bloomfield. She was a member of the last graduating class (1947) of the former Tressler Lutheran Orphans Home, Loysville, where she attended school due to her mother's employment there. She retired as a teller from Mellon Bank in Penbrook; was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penbrook, and its choir; and a former member of the Penbrook Fire Company Auxiliary, Harrisburg Area Choral Society and Harrisburg Chapter, Sweet Adelines. 
  Surviving are a daughter, Lisa of Penbrook; a son, Keith of Harrisburg; a sister, Lorraine Kinch Whitmoyer of North Carolina, formerly of Landisburg; and an aunt and uncle, George and Evelyn Rheam of New Bloomfield. 
  Services were held Aug. 3 in her church with pastors Paul Baglyos and Paul Baranek officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery. Hetrick Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial donations may be made to Comfort Care Hospice, 205 Grandview Ave., Third Floor, Camp Hill 17011, or her church, 2730 Booser Ave., Harrisburg 17103.

  William A. Dickerson, 46, of Duncannon died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998 at home.
  He was born July 12, 1951 in Newton, N.J. 
  He graduated from Blairstown High School in Newton, N.J., in 1969 and attended Moravian College in Bethlehem.
  He was an electrician/mechanic for Wabash Alloys. He had worked for Kulps Foundry in East Stroudsburg prior to moving to Harrisburg 12 years ago. He was a member of the Central Penn Pool League, Harrisburg. 
  Surviving are his wife, Cheryl of Duncannon; his parents, William and Vivian Dickerson, and twin sons, William and Erik, all of East Stroudsburg; and a sister, Diane Robinson of Hiram, Ga. 
  Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

 William G. Deiter, 68, of Highland Avenue, Duncannon, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  He was born Nov. 30, 1930 in Watts Twp. to the late William H. and Ida Mary (Mowery) Deiter.   He was a retired employee of Mack Trucks Inc. of Middletown. 
  Surviving are his wife, Gloria Toland Deiter; a son, Harry W. of Duncannon; two daughters, Bonnie Lee Sobolewski of Duncannon and Tracy Ann Stauffer of Marysville; four sisters, Helen Harling of St. Petersburg, Fla., Erma Downs, Verna Stepp and Zelma Kirkovich, all of Duncannon RR 4; and four grandchildren. 
  Services were held Dec. 23 in Hill United Methodist Church, Duncannon RR 4, with the Rev. Aden Wertz officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4. 
   Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hill United Methodist Church, care of Verna Stepp, RR 4, Box 4876, Duncannon 17020, or to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

  Alice L. Dietz, 79, of Louis Lane, Enola, died Thursday, April 16, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  She was born Nov. 29, 1918 in Newport to the late Guy M. and Mary A. (Arnold) Shope.
  She was a former employee of Amity Hall, Duncannon; a past vice president the Enola American Legion Auxiliary; and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Enola, and the Duncannon High School Alumni Association.
  Surviving are her husband, Elton H. Dietz; a daughter, Joanne L. Shuey of Carlisle; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held April 21 in Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Dennis Snider officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 265 N. Enola Drive, Enola 17025, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Harrisburg 17112.

  William W. Dodson Jr., 76, of Lemoyne and Marco Island, Fla., died Friday, July 10, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was born Sept. 5, 1921 in Northumberland to the late William Sr. and Mary (Meiser) Dodson.
  He was president of Merchants and Business Men's Mutual Insurance Co. and a board member.
  He was an officer in the Army Air Corps during World War II and in Pennsylvania's 28th Division during the Korean Conflict, serving as a pilot. 
  He was a graduate of Harrisburg Academy, Duke University and Dickinson School of Law.
  He was a member of American, Pennsylvania and Dauphin County bar associations, admitted to Supreme and Dauphin County courts in 1949, and member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, and former chairman of the council; trustee of Harrisburg Academy, YMCA board member, and member of Perseverance Lodge 21 F&AM, Trout Unlimited, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Country Club of Harrisburg, West Shore Country Club, Island Country Club and Hideaway Beach Club.
  Surviving are his wife, June Harris Dodson; a son, Lt. Col. William W. III, M.D., of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Cynthia Dodson Popp of Sunapee, N.H.; a brother, Charles W. of Blain; and three grandsons.
  Memorial services were held July 14 in his church with the Rev. Dr. J. Stewart Hardy officiating. Burial was in Trinity Evangelical Church Columbarium.
  Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may made to his church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill 17011.

  Charles A. Donahue, 80, of Front Street, Marysville, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital. 
  He retired from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg; was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II; a past master of F&AM Lodge 458, and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, both in Marysville.
  Surviving are his wife, Laura Jane Corl Donahue; a daughter, Bonnie S. Lehman of Carlisle; two sons, Craig A. of Enola and Wade M. of Glen Allen, Va.; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 16 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 117 Verbeke St., Marysville 17053.

  Alice Rebecca Dorman, 106, formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was born Oct. 19, 1891 in Rye Twp. to the late John and Ellen (Kohr) Leonard.
  She was a member of West Shore Assembly of God, Enola.
  She was the widow of Thurston A. Dorman.
  Surviving are a daughter, Hilda O. Zimmerman, and a son, Arthur M., both of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 28 great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Jan. 26 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, with the Revs. Paul C. Jacobs and Timothy Halbfoerster officiating. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 927 Wertzville Road, Enola 17025, or Kinkora Pythian Home, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020.

  Willard Watts Dressler, 93, of Millerstown RR 2 died Thursday, March 26, 1998 in Zendt Home, Richfield, where he had resided since February 1997.
  He was born in Monroe Twp., Juniata County, on Dec. 5, 1904 to the late Thomas J. and Hannah (Watts) Dressler.
  He attended Quaker Run Grammar Schoolhouse in Monroe Twp. He retired in the early 1970s from PennDOT, where he worked on road maintenance in Juniata County for 14 years. Prior to that, he was a Monroe Twp. supervisor for 11 years.
  He was a member, former Sunday school superintendent and administrative board member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Millerstown RR 2; and a member of Richfield ambulance and fire companies.
  He was the widower of Mary Agnes Minium Dressler, who died June 7, 1997.
  Surviving are three sons, Herbert B. of Liverpool, George H. of Millerstown RR 2 and Glenn T. of Cocolamus HCR 63; three daughters, Rosetta M. Urich of Newport RR 1, E. Jane Kerstetter of Millerstown RR 2 and J. Faye Lauver of Richfield; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma Jean Dressler, on Nov. 13, 1976; two grandsons, Stanley Eugene Dressler in March 1948, and Ronald Eugene Kerstetter in Nov. 1960; six brothers, John, Asher, Grover, William, Boyd and Lehman Dressler; and seven sisters, Daisy Reynolds, Barbara Rowe, Mazie Fogle, Kathryn "Katie" Troup, Martha McDonald, Ida Miller and Sarah Elizabeth Dressler.
  Services were held March 30 in his church with the Rev. Dr. Almon D. Baird officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Association, Mifflin-Juniata Unit, P.O. Box 551, Lewistown 17044.

  Clarence W. "Drummy" Dromgold, 93, of Centralia, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville. 
  He was a former chief of milk control for the City of St. Louis, Mo., and a native of Loysville. He was the widower of Ruth B. Burlingame Dromgold. 
  Surviving are a son, Roger A. of Centralia; a brother, Lynn of Duncannon; a sister, Dorothy Mowrer of Willow Springs; and a grandchild. 
  Services were held Oct. 19 in Irvin Funeral Home. Burial was in in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

  Charlotte Duncan, 89, of Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998 at the home.
  She was born Jan. 12, 1909 in Enola to the late Foster R. and Annie Olive (Rafensperger) Zang.
  She was retired from Bell Telephone and a member of Duncannon Presbyterian Church.
  She was the widow of W. Stewart Duncan.
  Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Winters of Halifax and Dorothy Roberts of Smithville, Texas; four brothers, Lucian Zang of Okeechobee, Fla., Paul Zang of Greenup, Ill., Gene Zang of Ruby, Mich., and John Zang of New Bloomfield.
  Services were held Jan. 21 at Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the Rev. Kenneth Forbes officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 3 N. High St., Duncannon 17020.

  Dr. John A. Dunkelberger, 91, of Centre Hall RR 1 died Saturday, May 30, 1998 in Centre Crest Nursing Home.
  He was born Nov. 4, 1906 in Spring Twp. to the late Franklin and Loretta (Smith) Dunkelberger.
  He was an otologist in York and Gettysburg and performed the first microscopic surgery at York Hospital.
  He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Landisburg RR 1, Sons of the American Revolution, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania and Centre County medical societies, State College Elks, Newport American Legion, past president of Adams County Medical Society and Continental Congress Chapter of SAR York, and a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania.
  He was the widower of Thelma Baer Dunkelberger. Surviving are a son, John Jr. of Centre Hall; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
  Services will be held at 7:30 p.m., June 3, at Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Dennis Snyder officiating.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Hall Fire Company, Centre Hall 16828, or Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte 16823.

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