|PAUL J. DANIELS
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 E. DANNER
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
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
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,
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
Helen J. Demmy, 69, of Penbrook died Thursday, July 30, 1998
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
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
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
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
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,
Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 265 N. Enola
Drive, Enola 17025, or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive,
WILLIAM W. DODSON JR.
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
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements. Memorial
contributions may made to his church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill 17011.
CHARLES A. DONAHUE
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 R. DORMAN
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
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 W. DRESSLER
Willard Watts Dressler, 93, of Millerstown RR 2 died Thursday,
March 26, 1998 in Zendt Home, Richfield, where he had resided since February
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
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. DROMGOLD
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
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 Z. DUNCAN
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
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 DUNKELBERGER
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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