|W.J. FILLERS SR.
W.J. "Jim" Fillers Sr., 60, of Newport RR 3 died Thursday, June
11, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born Aug. 27, 1937 in Tennessee to William and Mary (Weaver)
He was a driver for Preston Trucking Co. and an Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Beers Fillers; two daughters,
Deborah J. McMillen of Shermans Dale and Della E. Fillers of Newport; a
son, W.J. Jr. of Shermans Dale; two sisters, Jay Fillers of Nashville,
Tenn., and Mary Hale of Johnson City, Tenn.; two brothers, William of Piney
Flats, Tenn., and Bruce of Georgia; and five grandchildren.
Services were held June 14 in Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg.
Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg
Area Inc., 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111.
ELVIRA A. FINK
Elvira Angeline Fink, 69, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of
Marysville, died Monday, March 23, 1998 in Anchorage.
She was born April 23, 1928 in Marysville to the late Francisco
and Carrie (DiCampli) Zulli.
She was a graduate of Marysville High School; worked as a secretary
for the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, retiring in 1981. She moved to
Alaska in June of 1995 and was a member of St. Andrew's Parish. She enjoyed
knitting, gardening and bird watching.
Surviving are her husband, William K. Fink Sr.; a son, William
Jr. of Eagle River, Alaska; two brothers and two sisters in Pennsylvania;
and two grandchildren, William III and Julie Fink.
Services were held March 28 in Eagle River.
Evergreen's Eagle River Funeral Home handled arrangements.
GRACE V. FINKENBINDER
Grace V. Finkenbinder, 91, of Texas Eastern Road, Shermans Dale,
died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998 in Church of God Home, Carlisle.
She was born Jan. 14, 1907 in Duncannon. She was former postmaster
of Shermans Dale, member of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church, Historical
Society of Perry County and a founding patron of Perry Health Center.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane Myers of Shermans Dale;
four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 26 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. Bruce Woolever officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of God Home, 801
N. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013.
MILDRED R. FISH
Mildred R. Fish, 88, of Sunrise Extended Care Facility, Elkton,
Md., died Friday, Nov. 13, 1998 after a long illness.
Raised in Duncannon, she was the daughter of the late Harry
O. and Minnie E. Steele.
She was married to Theodore G. Fish, who died Jan. 6, 1995.
Surviving are three sons, Dennis P. of Albuquerque, N.M., Donald
J. of Chesapeake City, Md., and Darryl L. of Palmer, Alaska; and a sister,
Bertha E. Stuckey of Lockport, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William L., J.
Harrison and Brant F. Steele.
Services were held Nov. 17 in R.T. Foard Funeral Home, Chesapeake
City, Md. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Chesapeake City.
METTIE A. FISHER
Mettie Ardella Fisher, 95, of the Normandie Ridge Nursing Home,
York, formerly of High Street, Millerstown, died Monday, June 15, 1998
in the home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1902 at Newport to the late Ibra Jacob
and Emma Jane (Keister) Longacre.
She was a former file clerk for the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation and a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of John Charles Fisher.
Surviving are two sons, William C. of York and Arthur R. of
Newport; two sisters, Kathryn Boyer of Duncannon and Betty Wentz of Millerstown;
10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held in her church June 19 with the Rev. Arthur
L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Millerstown Riverview Cemetery.
Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown, handled arrangements.
SAMUEL F. FISHER
Samuel F. Fisher, 46, of Blain RR 1 died Sunday, May 17, 1998
He was born June 18, 1951 in Ronks to Salome (Fisher) Fisher
of Loysville RR 2 and the late Benjamin S. Fisher Sr.
He was a farmer and also worked for his brother at Fisher Structures,
Loysville RR 2 and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Sadie K.
King Fisher; three sons, Melvin K., David K. and Daniel K., all at home;
four daughters, Esther K. Fisher of Newburg, and Ada Mae, Salome K. and
Rebecca K., all at home; six brothers, Elam and David, both of Loysville,
Elmer of Blain, and Ben Jr., J. Raymond and Amos, all of Gap; and one grandson,
Mahlon F. Fisher.
Services were held May 19 at his home. Burial was in Ridgeview
Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
ARTHUR W. FLEMING
Arthur W. Fleming, 77, of N. High Street, Duncannon, died Saturday,
Jan. 24, 1998 at a son's home.
He was born Nov. 24, 1920 in Tenaha, Texas, to the late Clayburn
and Dora (Green) Fleming.
He was retired from West Shore Oil Co. and an Army Air Corps
veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Helen L. Seiders Fleming;
two sons, David of Winston-Salem, N.C., and James of Newport; a brother,
Earl of Tenaha, Texas; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold C. and James
Services were held Jan. 27 at Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
pastor David Baird officiating. Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
JOHN C. FLICK
John Calvin Flick, 69, of the Donna Sweger DomCare Home, Ickesburg,
died Friday, Sept. 25, 1998 in Carlisle Hospital.
He was born June 21, 1929 in Perry County to the late William
and Nora Mae (Bitting) Flick.
He was a member of the Aurora Club, Blain Senior Citizens and
attended the Helen Stevens Center and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ickesburg.
Surviving is a sister-in-law, Pauline Flick of Perry County.
Services were held Oct. 1 in St. Paul's Church with the Rev.
James Gold officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery, Saville Twp.
Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Church, P.O.
Box 248, Ickesburg 17037.
JAMES C. FLICKINGER JR.
James C. Flickinger Jr., 76, of S. School Street, Millerstown,
died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
He was born Sept. 24, 1921 at Newport to the late James C. Sr.
and Stella (Auker) Flickinger.
He was retired from PP&L as a lineman for 37 years; a graduate
of Millerstown High School; an Air Force veteran of World War II; post
quartermaster of Perry County Council of Foreign Wars; member and former
treasurer of VFW Post 5049, Millerstown; member and past secretary and
treasurer of Tennis Lodge 371, F&AM, Thompsontown; past secretary and
treasurer of Millerstown Fire Company and Ambulance; a trustee of the Loyal
Order of Moose Lodge 925; and a member of Millerstown United Methodist
Church, American Legion Post 364, Liverpool, Newport Social Order of Owls,
Zembo Temple, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Tall Cedars of Lebanon -
Juniata Valley Forest 88, Royal Arch Chapter 288, Newport, PP&L Line
Wire Club, Kilowatt Craftsmans Club, and a 30-year member of the Pennsylvania
State Bowling Association.
Surviving are his wife, Jane E. Nipple Flickinger; a son, Terry
of Millerstown; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Flickinger, and
a sister, Mildred Rhoades.
Services were held Aug. 27 in Nickel Funeral Home, Millerstown,
with the Rev. Arthur L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was Millerstown
Memorial contributions may be made to his church's building
fund, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown 17062.
Darwin Foltz, 65, of McAlisterville RR 2 died Friday, Jan. 30,
1998 at home.
He was born Jan. 5, 1933 in Van Wert to the late Jessie H. and
Nettie H. (Graybill) Foltz.
He retired in 1995 after 17 years as a cabinet maker with Pannebaker
Cabinets Inc. of McAlisterville; formerly employed for 17 years as a master
mechanic for Ganoe Motors, Lewistown, and a former employee of Philip Rothenberg
Shirt Factory of East Salem, Cupp Plymouth, Millerstown, and Glenn Nace
Plumbing, Millerstown. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of American and St. John's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville
RR 2, where he was a men's Sunday school teacher, a trustee, and a member
of the church's men's group and bible study class.
Surviving are his wife, Leona E. Varner Foltz; a son, Harold
L. Foltz of Carlisle; a brother, James Foltz of Middleburg; a sister, Helen
Shirk of Mifflinburg; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin, Melvin and
Robert; and two sisters, Lena Woodring and Mary Davis.
Services were held Feb. 3 in his church with the Rev. Ronald
E. Landis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Sheaffer Funeral
Home, McAlisterville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, RR 2, Box
2395, McAlisterville 17049.
ROBERT E. FOLTZ
Robert E. Foltz, 87, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, died
Sunday, May 24, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born Oct. 8, 1910 in Newport to the late Jesse and Emma
He was a Navy veteran of World War II; a member, past trustee
and chairman of the building committee of Wesley United Methodist Church,
Mechanicsburg; and a member of Eureka Lodge 302 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory,
Zembo Shrine, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Cumberland County Shrine Club, Zembo
Luncheon Club, Mechanicsburg VFW 6704 and Mechanicsburg American Legion
Surviving are his wife, Edythe A. Norris Foltz; a daughter,
Joyce A. Goodyear of Ventura, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Services were held May 27 in his church with the Rev. Dr. Elwood
Zimmerman and the Revs. David M. Schmuck and E. Luke Carlson officiating.
Burial was in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Care Assurance Fund,
Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg 17055.
ROBERT E. FOOSE
Robert E. "Bob" Foose, 73, of Silver Spring Twp., Mechanicsburg,
died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at home.
He was born April 25, 1925 in Perry County to the late Harry
D. and Stella (Kennedy) Foose.
He was a self-employed painter and paper hanger; formerly employed
by the Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg; a graduate of Rider College,
N.J.; a veteran of the European Theater of World War II; and a member of
Young's United Methodist Church and Sunday school, Mechanicsburg, where
he was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the Pastor-Parish Relations
Committee, former church trustee, assistant lay leader and head church
usher of 13 years.
Surviving are his wife, Frieda K. Foose; one son, Ronald E.
of Cromwell, Conn.; two daughters, Diana K. Milligan of Mechanicsburg and
Debra A. Hinkle of Stewartstown; one brother, the Rev. William Foose of
Quincy, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Georgeff of Madison, Ill., Ruth Buck
of Enola and Martha Lyons of Landisburg; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 27 in his church with the Rev. Paul
C. Kauffman officiating. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery, Silver Spring
Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa.,
98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025, or his church, 7075 Wertzville
Road, Mechanicsburg 17055.
JOHN M. FOREMAN
John M. Foreman, 81, of Liverpool RR 1 died Sunday, Dec. 27,
1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born June 26, 1917 in Willow Grove to the late Amos and
Estella (Shearer) Foreman.
He was a former truck driver for Motor Freight Express; served
with the Merchant Marines in World War II; and a member of Teamsters Union
Local 776 of Harrisburg.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Ruth E. Clark Foreman; two
sons, John F. and Donald E., both of Liverpool RR 1; 10 grandchildren;
22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George; a sister, Mary
Harlan; and a granddaughter, Angela Foreman.
Services were held Dec. 31 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool,
with the Rev. Ray Hatcher officiating. Burial was in Barner's Lutheran
Cemetery, Liverpool RR 1.
Gloria Fosselman, 65, of Elliottsburg RR 2 died Saturday, Feb.
21, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
She was born March 20, 1932 in Juniata County to the late Clarence
and Emma (Feltman) Schrader.
She was a contractor for West Perry Transportation and a former
employee of Carlisle Tire and Rubber; and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran
Surviving are her husband, Albert J. "Bob" Fosselman; a niece,
Shana Rollason of Elliottsburg, who she helped raise; two brothers, Calvin
D. Schrader of Harrisburg and Palmer W. Schrader of Millerstown; and eight
sisters, Ruth Swartz of Mount Pleasant Mills, Virginia Keisling of Millerstown,
Louella Shellenberger of Missoula, Mont., Joyce M. Boyer and Mary E. Campbell,
both on Newport, Phyllis Renninger of Thompsontown, Margaret Rollason of
Elliottsburg and Susan Gardner of Duncannon.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Schrader of Richfield.
Services were held Feb. 25 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield,
with the Rev. Richard Reese officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
BRENDA L. FORSYTH
Brenda Lee Forsyth, 36, of Maple Lane, Shermans Dale, died Dec.
28, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center as the result of injuries sustained
in an auto accident on Dec. 24 on Route 850 near Shermans Dale.
She was born Feb. 22, 1962 in Sunbury to Roberta Bell (Hall)
Strouse of Mifflinburg and the late John C. Strouse, who died in April
She was employed in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Association; had attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Northumberland;
a 1980 graduate of Shikellamy High School, Sunbury; a NASCAR fan; and enjoyed
camping, movies and doing crafts.
In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband,
Christopher; a son, Jeremy Wertz of Selinsgrove; a brother, James D. "Jim"
Strouse of Northumberland; two sisters, Dawn M. Strouse of Sunbury and
Betsy J. Guffey of Mifflinburg RR 2; and a half-sister, Susanna Williams
of San Antonio, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Allan Strouse
Services were held Jan. 2 in Trinity United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Jeff D. Wakeley officiating.
Blank Funeral Home, Northumberland, handled arrangements.
ADELE W. FOX
Adele W. Fox, 89, of Country Meadows, Mechanicsburg, formerly
of Duncannon, died Friday, March 20, 1998 in Country Meadows.
She was born June 8, 1908 in Shenandoah, Pa., to the late Anthony
and Margaret (Naryauckas) Walaitis.
She retired as a business teacher from Susquenita High School;
was a graduate of the former Beckley College, Harrisburg, and attended
Columbia and New York universities; had been a representative of the former
Tuberculosis Society, an area chairman for the American Red Cross and president
of the Duncannon Cemetery Association; and was a member of Christ United
Church of Christ, the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women, Pennsylvania
Association of School Retirees and Perry County Public School Retirees.
She was the widow of Donald D. Taylor and Richard N. Fox.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, with the
Rev. Alan Foor officiating. Burial was in Duncannon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Duncannon Cemetery Association,
c/o Jane Clouser, Treasurer, 113 Dellville Road, Duncannon 17020.
BETTY J. FRY
Betty J. Fry, 70, of S. Second Street, Newport, died Friday,
Oct. 9, 1998 at home.
She was born May 6, 1928 in Huntingdon County to the late Harry
L. and Florence (Cramer) Bowser.
She had worked for Rubin Brothers, Harrisburg, and Empire Kosher
Poultry, Thompsontown; enjoyed crocheting and making dolls; and had attended
Newport Church of God.
She was the widow of Ralph W. Fry.
Surviving are a daughter, Florence P. Cox of Newport; four grandchildren,
Tammy Gill and Amy, Mindy and Valerie Cox; and two great-grandchildren,
Nicholas Gill and Brooke Wright.
Services were held Oct. 12 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with
the Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, P.O.
Box 66, Newport 17074.
MARGUERITE E. FRYE
Marguerite E. Frye, 79, of Warner Robins, Ga., died Friday,
June 26, 1998 at Southern Heritage, Ga.
She was born Feb. 18, 1919 in Perry County to the late Cloyd
and Mary E. (Bowersox) Cooney.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She was the widow of David Albert Frye.
Surviving are three sons, David C. of Euless, Texas, Patrick
K. of Comer, Texas, and Wesley A. of Warner Robins; and a daughter, Susan
F. Linde of Rockville, Mass.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held June 30 in her church with Father Michael
Labinsky officiating. Burial was in Parkway Memorial Gardens, Warner Robins.
McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, handled arrangements.
RONALD L. FULTZ
Ronald L. Fultz, 51, of Creek Road, Shermans Dale, formerly of
Elliottsburg, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 at home.
He was a handyman.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra L. McKain Fultz; a son, Jan of
Elliottsburg; a daughter, Ginger Rhodes of Shermans Dale; his mother, Ruth
Fultz of Elliottsburg; four sisters, Sandra Cale, Nancy Kerlin and Carol
Baum, all of Elliottsburg, and Sherry Smith of New Bloomfield; and a granddaughter.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled the arrangements.
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