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JACK W. GABERT 
  Jack W. Gabert, 59, of New Bloomfield RR 2 died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. 
  He was born Jan. 16, 1939 in Fulton County to the late Walter and Margaret (Pine) Gabert. 
  He was an employee of Lear Inc., Carlisle; attended New Bloomfield Bible Baptist Church; and was a member of the Perry County Archers and New Bloomfield Sportsmen's Club. 
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Gipe Gabert; three sons, John W. of Millerstown, Donald E. of New Bloomfield and Clayton W. of Camp Hill; three daughters, Cindy L. Gabert of Shermans Dale, Tina M. McCole of Waluwatsoa, Wis., and Susan M. Jackson of Dillsburg; two brothers, George of Columbia and Paul of Chambersburg; three sisters, Nancy Lybrand of Gardners, Darlene Eutzy of Shippensburg and Linda Harris of Dry Run; and nine grandchildren. 
  Services were held Dec. 19 in Bible Baptist Church with the Rev. James God officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery. 
  Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, RR 1, New Bloomfield 17068.

ELSIE F. GANGER
  Elsie F. Ganger, 74, of Goshen, Ind., died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 in Goshen General Hospital.
  She was born March 21, 1924 in Perry County to the late John and Hester (Reisinger) Barnes.
  She was a homemaker; attended Goshen City Church of the Brethren; and was a member of Elks Ladies and Maplecrest Country Club.
  She was the widow of Alton Miller, who died Feb. 15, 1972, and Gerald "Jerry" Ganger, who died May 20, 1982.
  Surviving are a daughter, Linda Miller of San Diego, Calif.; a son, Luie Miller of Farmington Hills, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Julia Goers; a stepson, Wayne Ganger; four sisters, Thelma Waller, Mable Casner, Ethel Weibley and Betty Wenger, all of Perry County; and three brothers, Earl, John and Larry Barnes, all of Perry County.
  She was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Barnes.
  Services were held Sept. 14 in Yoder-Culp Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Carl officiating. Burial was in Violett Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen City Church of the Brethren.

KATHRYN M. GARMAN
  Kathryn M. Garman, 81, of Amity Road, Duncannon RR 4, died Friday, May 15, 1998 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  She was born April 25, 1917 at Bressler, Dauphin County, to the late Frank and Katherine Jurjevic.
  She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Duncannon.
  Surviving are her husband, Grant F. Garman; a daughter, Frances A. of Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Ann M. Vukmanic of Bressler.
  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 20 in her church with Father John Greaney officiating. Burial was in Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR 4. 
  Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 1013 Mumma Road, Lemoyne 17043.

NORMAN G. GELNETT SR.
  Norman Grant Gelnett Sr., 53, of Liverpool RR 1 died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was born March 15, 1945 at McKees Half Falls, Snyder County, to Erma Arlene (Wildt) Gelnett of Sebring, Fla., and the late Grant Henry Gelnett.
  He was employed by the Harrisburg State Hospital; attended the former Greenwood Joint High School, Millerstown, and graduated from Susquehanna Schools in Dauphin in 1965; attended St. John (Barner's) Lutheran Church, Liverpool RR 1; and was a member of Liverpool Fire Company and Liverpool Ambulance League.
  In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife of 23 years, JoAnn Marie Hurter Gelnett; two sons, Norman G. Jr. of Elliottsburg and Thomas E. of Camp Hill; one daughter, Mary Ann Gelnett-Johnson of Harrisburg; two brothers, David E. of McAlisterville RR 1 and Dennis W. of Millerstown RR 2; three sisters, Dorothy "Arlene" McNaughton of Liverpool RR 1, Judy K. Nichols of Sebring, Fla., and Mary Lou Dick of Millerstown RR 2; and five grandsons, Quincy G. Gelnett-Johnson, Christopher G. Gelnett, Jonathan G. Gelnett, Kyle N. Johnson and Benjamin T.M. Gelnett.
  Services were held Sept. 27 in Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, with the Rev. Raymond D. Neitz officiating. Burial was in Halls Church Cemetery, Port Trevorton RR 1. 

CLIFFORD E. GEESAMAN
  Clifford E. Geesaman, 40, of Ickesburg RR 1 died Wednesday, July 29, 1998 in Hershey Medical Center as the result of a construction accident.
  He was born April 15, 1958 in Hershey.
  He was a self-employed contractor; a member and elder of Newport Assembly of God; and the area representative for New Missions to Haiti.
  Surviving are his wife, Tammy Reisinger Geesaman; a son, Rian, at home; his father and stepmother, Marlin and Nancy Geesaman of Hummelstown; two brothers, Wayne M. of Elizabethtown and Clinton L. of Hamilton, Ohio; and four sisters, Colleen E. of Palmyra, Leta J. Deatrick of Summerdale, Wanda B. White of Newport and Crystal J. Wilson of New Bloomfield.
  He was preceded in death by his mother, June P. Weaver Geesaman.
  Services were held Aug. 2 in his church with the Rev. Gary R. Bellis officiating. Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Clifford E. Geesaman Memorial Fund, c/o his church, 253 N. Sixth St., Newport 17074.

GREG A. GILMAN 
  Greg A. Gilman, 16, of Path Street, Mifflin, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998 at Hershey Medical Center. 
  He was born Dec. 30, 1981 in Harrisburg. 
  He was a junior at Juniata High School, Mifflintown, and had attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin. 
  Surviving are his father, Larry E. Michaels of Chambersburg; his mother, Teresa M. "Terri" (Gilman) Dick of Mifflin; one sister, Tracy L. Eby of Mifflin; two brothers, Jacob E. Gilman and Steven A. Dick, both at home; his maternal grandparents, Marjorie Gilman of Blain and Richard Gilman of Newport; and his paternal grandparents, Kitty Michaels of Newport and William "Butch" Michaels of Newport. 
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Joshua W. Dick. Services were held Oct. 24 in Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Burial was in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills. 
  Brown Funeral Home, Mifflintown, handled arrangements.

JOHN H. GOOD
  John H. Good, 79, of Lansvale Street, Marysville, died Friday, July 24, 1998 at home.
  He was a retired Conrail brakeman and conductor; and a member of the Railroad Retirement and Railroad Retirees clubs, United Transportation Union, Marysville Fire Company and Marysville Sportsman's Club.
  Surviving are his wife, Pearl A. Knaub Good; a daughter, C. Joan Hevel of Hummelstown; a brother, Dr. Archie L. of St. Paul, Minn.; and two grandchildren, Steve Hevel of Marysville and Dr. Joanie M. Hevel Browning of Honolulu, Hawaii.
  Services were held July 29 in Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.

SARAH E. GOODLING
  Sarah Ellen Goodling, 81, of Liverpool RR 1 died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 at the home of her daughter, Sadie M. Bitner of Bear, Del., where she had lived for the past three years. 
  She was born April 19, 1917 in Center Twp., Snyder County, to the late Aaron Isaac and Carrie May (Hummel) Kline. 
  She was a homemaker; attended Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2; and enjoyed cooking. 
  She was the widow of Arthur Francis "Stump" Goodling Sr., who died Aug. 19, 1992. 
  In addition to her daughter, surviving are three sons, Elwood I., Henry O. and Arthur F. Jr., all of Liverpool RR 1; four daughters, Helen I. Shiltz of Richfield RR 1, Lottie E. Chubb of Hummels Wharf and Dorothy M. Wimmer and Lillian P. Willow, both of Liverpool RR 1; a son-in-law, Glenn Kerstetter of Millerstown RR 2; three sisters, Edna Goodling of Selinsgrove, Lottie Miller of Kreamer and Florence Strawser of Sunbury; 32 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. 
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hazel A. Kerstetter, who died March 5, 1996; seven brothers, John, Henry, Ralph, Earl, Lester, Mark and William Kline; four sisters, Rhoda Strawser, Esther Kline, Ruth Landis and Minnie Shiltz; a son-in-law, Leon Shiltz; and a great-grandson, Trenton Wimmer, who died in 1992. 
  Services were held Dec. 19 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Enos N. Shelley officiating. Burial was in Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to New Castle County, Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, Del. 19810.

DONALD L. GOLDEN
  Donald L. Golden, 65, of Millerstown, and formerly of Connecticut, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 in Windham Hospital, Conn.
  He was born Oct. 14, 1932 in Glens Falls, N.Y., to the late George and Pearl (Rivers) Golden.
  He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post 340 of Duncannon, Meadow Grove Sportsmen's Club of Newport, Hunters Valley Sportsmen's Club of Liverpool and Gold Prospectors Association of America.
  Surviving are his wife, Lena (George) Desrosiers-Barney-Golden; five sons, Roger Golden of Chaplin, Conn., Donald Golden of Georgia, Raymond Golden of Colorado, Gary Golden of Maine and Scott Golden of Danielson, Conn.; three daughters, Cheryl Shekelton of Danielson, Kathleen Melanson of Maine and Donna Fahey of Woodstock, Conn., a stepdaughter, Laurel Lindsay of Liverpool; three stepsons, Edward Desrosiers, Raymond Desrosiers and Ronald Desrosiers, all of Maine; six brothers; seven sisters; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held at the convenience of the family.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, or to Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey.

LEE R. GORDON
 Lee R. Gordon, 64, of N. Middlesex Road, Carlisle, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 at home. 
   He was born July 29, 1934 to the late Kessel R. and Mae Laura (Dick) Gordon. 
  He was semi-retired and owner/operator of Lee R. Gordon Backhoe Service for 35 years; an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict; a member of Huntsdale Church of the Brethren and West Pennsboro Twp. Fire Company; and a life member of VFW Post 477, White Circle Club, Eagles 1299 and Elks Lodge 578, all of Carlisle. 
  Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Carol E. Roth Gordon; three sons, Steven L. of Newville, Timothy R. of Walnut Bottom and Thomas E. of Carlisle; a daughter, Carolyn M. Mellott of Carlisle; two brothers, Frederick A. and Roy R., both of Newville; seven sisters, Mildred C. Gibson, Mabel I. Gordon, Ruth E. Duncan, Violet M. Fraker and Pauline L. Shenk, all of Carlisle, Lois L. Stum of Newville and Emma S. Gordon of Lykens; and 14 grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jacob R., Ray E. and Raymond E.; and one sister, Anna May Gordon. 
  Services were held Nov. 9 in his church with the Rev. Jan Custer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, handled arrangements. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102-2527.

RAYMOND E. GORDON 
 Raymond E. Gordon, 69, of Fox Hollow Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 in Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. 
  He was born March 15, 1929 in Carlisle to the late Kessell R. and Laura M. (Dick) Gordon. 
  He had been a meat department manager at the former Beltzhoover Food Market, Carlisle, and was the former owner/operator of Gordon & Sons Electric, Shermans Dale; formerly attended Young's United Methodist Church; and was a member of the Shermans Dale fire and ambulance companies and an avid hunter. 
   He was the widower of Gladys Barrick Gordon, who died in 1968. 
  Surviving are four sons, Raymond J., Earnest R. and Dale K., all of Shermans Dale, and David A. of Newport; six daughters, Alice F. Yates of Scottsdale, Ariz., Donna M. Arnold and Hazel A. Blosser, both of Rohnert Park, Calif., Brenda K. Miller of Harrisburg, Glenda G. Gordon of Eugene, Ore., and Ada L. Burdette of Landisburg; three brothers, Lee R. of Carlisle and Frederick A. and Roy R.. both of Newville; seven sisters, Mildred C. Gibson, Mabel I. Gordon, Ruth Duncan, Violet M. Fraker and Pauline L. Shenk, all of Carlisle, Lois L. Stum of Newville and Emma S. Gordon of Lykens; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jake and Ray Gordon, and one sister, Anna Gordon. 
  Services were held Oct. 19 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, with pastor James God officiating. Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle 17013.

ANNA M. GOTTSCHALL
  Anna Mae Wagner Gottschall, 81, of Alva, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998 at home.
  She was a native of Marysville and graduated from the former Marysville High School and Thompson Institute.
  She was retired as a payroll accountant from the Harrisburg School District; a life member of the Capitol City Polka Dancers Association; and a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penbrook.
  Surviving are her husband, Merrill L. Gottschall; two daughters, Marla Hansen of Mechanicsburg and Cheryl Krchnar of Harrisburg; a brother, C. Pierce Wagner of Falls Church, Va.; three sisters, Audrey Hite of Marysville, Maxine Cartwright of Clearwater and Mildred Farrell of Harrisburg; and six grandchildren.
  Graveside services were held Oct. 1 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
  International Cremation Society, Cape Coral, Fla., handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 205 E. Joel Blvd., Lehigh Acres, Fla. 33972, or her church, 2730 Booser Ave., Penbrook 17103.

MARK K. GRAYBILL
  Mark K. Graybill, 40, of Duncannon died Saturday, April 11, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He worked for Conrail as a bridge and building mechanic; was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Union, Duncannon Sons of the American Legion Post 3401 and Duncannon VFW Post 255; a Protestant; and a graduate of Camp Hill High School and Cumberland-Perry Vocational Technical School.
  Surviving are his wife, Donna L. Kramer Graybill; two daughters, Ashley and Michelle, both at home; his parents, Harvey and Mae Graybill of Camp Hill; and a brother, Gary of Carlisle.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Trexler.
  Services were April 16 in Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill. Burial was in Locust Run Methodist Church Cemetery, Locust Run.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043.

RALPH O. GROVE
  Ralph O. Grove, 70, of Millerstown RR 1 died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998 in ManorCare, Harrisburg.
  He was born Sept. 7, 1927 at Mt. Union to the late Oliver and Susan (Goshorn) Grove.
  He retired from H.R. Wentzel & Son, Landisburg; was a former farmer; and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
  He was the widower of Martha E. Hampton Grove, who died April 20, 1976.
  Surviving are a son, Ralph E. of New Bloomfield RR 1; a daughter, Vickie J. McMillen of Loysville RR 2; a stepson, Robert Landis of Mt. Union; two brothers, Roy and John Grove, both of Shirleysburg; two sisters, Grace Norris of Gainesville, Fla., and Betty Crary of Romeo, Mich; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ann Rockwell.
  Services were held Jan. 31 in Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Alan K. Foor officiating. Burial was in Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Loysville RR 1.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 103, Mechanicsburg 17055.

H. CHARMAIN GRUBB
  H. Charmain Grubb, 61, of Centre Twp. died Sunday, May 24, 1998 at home.
  She was born May 18, 1937 in Duncannon to the late Jeffrey and Florence (Shebla) Gardner.
  She was a licensed practical nurse and an employee of Polyclinic Hospital.
  Surviving are her husband, Carl W. Grubb; two stepdaughters, Christine Stoner of Mifflintown and Carla Haubert of Thompsontown; a brother, John Hoffman of Texas; a sister, Roberta Lightner of Duncannon; her stepmother, Ida Gardner of Duncannon; six stepbrothers, Ronald Gardner of Illinois, Gilbert Gardner of New Bloomfield, and Benny, Kenneth, Steve, Randy and David Gardner, all of Duncannon; a stepsister, Carrie Sofraanck of Newport; and one stepgranddaughter.
  Services were held May 27 in Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Alan K. Foor officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

ARCHIE A. GUTSHALL
  Archie A. Gutshall, 93, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
  He was the retired owner/operator of Gutshall's Hardware, Marysville.
  He was the widower of Sara E. Dick Gutshall. Surviving are four sons, Archie W. and Garry G., both of Marysville, Charles M. of York and Donald E. of Millerstown; two daughters, Arlene G. Deckard and Nancy J. Billow, both of Marysville; a sister, Ruth Perry of Mechanicsburg; and two grandsons.
  Services were held Feb. 12 in Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.

CLARENCE E. GUTSHALL
 Clarence E. Gutshall, 79, of Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland County, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 in Manor Care Health Services, Carlisle. 
  He was born March 16, 1919 in Carlisle Springs to the late Edwin and Dessie (Dick) Gutshall. He resided most of his life in Perry County. 
  He was a World War II Air Force veteran; a retired UGI serviceman; attended Trinity United Methodist Church in New Kingstown; and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, New Kingstown Fire Company and Fire Police and State Fire Police, Cumberland County Sheriff's Department and the Train Collectors Association. 
  Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Isabelle Earley Gutshall; two sons, Ronald E. of Enola and James L. of Carlisle; a sister, Marion Oakes of Duncannon; two grandchildren; and two nephews and a niece. 
  He was preceded in death by a grandson. 
  Services were held Nov. 25 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Joseph L. Kugle officiating. 
  Burial was in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Carlisle Pike and Locust Point Road, New Kingstown 17072, or to New Kingstown Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, New Kingstown.

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