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Irma R. Gable
GRANVILLE - Irma R. Gable, 88, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Hegins RR2, died at 4:08 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at the home.

Born May 13, 1911, in Hegins, Schuykill County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Amanda (Schucker) Gable.

She is survived by a son, Eugene H. Gable, Woodbine Road, Lewistown; a sister, Maude Bisbing, Valley View, Pa.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God, Valley View, Pa.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and interment will be held in the Church of God Cemetery, Valley View, Pa.


Kathryn C. Gahagan
LEWISTOWN - Kathryn C. Gahagan, 75, of 260 Betty Circle, Reedsville, died at 10:32 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Foster J. and Sara Katherine (Kretzing) Sankey. Her husband, George R. Gahagan, died Dec. 4, 1985.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. I. Ray (Carolyn) Good, Ocean View, Del., Ella M. Gahagan, Reedsville, and Mrs. Bruce (Linda K.) Hetrick, Carlisle; sisters and brother, Mary Margaret Sherlock, Port Royal, Mrs. Edmund (Helen M.) Jordan, Hatfield, and Foster C. Sankey, Factoryville; and two grandsons.

She was a 1942 graduate of Reedsville High School.

She was a member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member.

She retired from Danks and Co., Lewistown. Earlier in life, she worked in the Engineering Dept. of Standard Steel, Burnham.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 537, Reedsville, PA 17084.


M. Luella Gahagan
LEWISTOWN - M. Luella Gahagan, 83, of 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, died at 4:53 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown.

Born May 21, 1916, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (Sankey) Lesher. Her husband, Milford F. Gahagan, preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1991.

Surviving are: a son, Frederick Gahagan II, 144 Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown; one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and one sister.

She was a housewife and a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown.

The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Philip Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


N. Richard Gallatin Sr.
YORK - N. Richard Gallatin Sr., 88, of York died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at the York Hospital.

Born on Aug. 3, 1911, in York, he was a son of the late Norman R. and Lillie M. (Wisotzkey) Gallatin. His wife, Myrtle G. (Weisner) Gates Gallatin, survives. He was also preceded in death by a wife, Pauline T.E. (Young) Gallatin.

Also surviving are: three daughters, Dianne G. Schmitt, Chester, Md., Joyce E. Aumiller, Chester, Md. and formerly of Milroy, and Judith A. Gallatin, Timonium, Md.; one son, N. Richard Gallatin Jr., York; one stepson, Burnell Grove Jr., Milford, Mass.; 16 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was retired as district manager of the former Met-Ed Co., where he had been employed for 43 years.

He was a member of: the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist;

Country Club of York; Outdoor Country Club; Hawk Gunning Club; Sons of the American Revolution; York County Agricultural Society (York Fair) and president 1979-1985; York Hospital Board of Directors.

Also, Zeredatha Lodge No. 451 F & AM and a past master in 1960; Royal Arch Chapter No. 199; Gethsemane Commandery No. 21; York Council No. 21; Harrisburg Consistory; Zembo Shrine; York County Shrine Club; Towson, Md. Shrine Club; High Twelve Club; Tall Cedars of Lebanon, York; Forest No. 30 and past Grand Tall Cedar in 1966.

He was a past member of both the Lions and Rotary clubs.

The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Monday at the Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. David W. Lovelace officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a masonic service will be held at 8:45 p.m., and from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral service Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to he American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403.


Randall W. 'Jesse' Gamble
DRY RUN - Randall W. "Jesse" Gamble, 65, of 19332 Path Valley Road, Dry Run, died at 12:49 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at his home.

Born July 9, 1933, in Spring Run, he was the son of the late Zelda Gamble. His wife, Glenna (Fogal) Gamble, whom he married Dec. 26, 1961, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Rita M.) McMullen, Dry Run and Randa M. Gamble, Chambersburg; step-children, Mrs. James (Karen L.) McMullen, Port Royal and Barry J. Steck, Dry Run; a cousin, with whom he was raised, Reuben A. Gamble, Spring Run; one granddaughter; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Gary L. Steck on July 29, 1996 and Larry Steck; and an uncle who raised him, Ruben B. Gamble.

He served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1953-1955.

He had been employed by the Pinola Lime Co., Pinola and then by the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., New Enterprise. He currently along with his wife owned and operated Gamble's Repair and Car Wash, Valley View Laundromat, Valley View Mobile Home Park, and the Valley View Water Co., all in Dry Run. He was also serving as president of the Spring Run Cable TV Co.

He was a member of St. Mary's Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Doylesburg.

He was a member of the Fannett-Metal Fire and Ambulance Co., Dry Run; the Path Valley Saddle Club; the McCartney Post 232 American Legion, Dry Run; the Durff-Kuhn Post 6168 VFW, Shippensburg; and the Oscar M. Hykes Post 223, Shippensburg.

He enjoyed attending horse shows and was one of the founders of the Path Valley Horse Show Ring, which was established in 1996. He also enjoyed collecting cars.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, at the St. Mary's Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Doylesburg, with the Rev. John Campion and the Rev. Marlin A. "Butch" Neil officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Doylesburg.

There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the members of McCartney Post 232 American Legion, Dry Run.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary's Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, PO Box 8, Doylesburg, PA 17219 or to Fannett-Metal Fire and Ambulance Co., PO Box 51, Dry Run, PA 17220 or to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

The John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, is in charge of arrangements.


Irene E. 'Betty' Gardner
LEWISTOWN - Irene E. "Betty" Gardner, 82, of Kish Apts., 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, July 19, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and Marie E. (Gemberling) Gemberling. Her husband, Henry F. Gardner, died Oct. 23, 1977.

Surviving are: sisters, Joan Metz, 1534 Middle Road, Lewistown and Velma Shawver, 17 Goss Terrace, Lewistown.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

She was a waitress in the Philadelphia area.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery, with the Rev. Derald Stump officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice.

The Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Quentin 'Bim' Gaugler
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Robert Quentin "Bim" Gaugler, 78, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, Sunbury, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 5:56 a.m. Monday, June 14, 1999, at Sunbury Community Hospital.

Born July 18, 1920, in Port Trevorton, he was the son of the late James and Blanche (Rothermel) Gaugler. His wife, Katherine M. (Inch) Gaugler, whom he married Sept. 1939, died July 12, 1996.

Surviving are: children, R. James 'Jim' Gaugler, Port Trevorton RR1, and Mrs. Lewis C. (Ruth A.) Kantz, Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Gaugler, and a great-grandson, Jamie Kantz.

He was educated at Port Trevorton Grammar School.

He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served with the Atlantic fleet.

He retired as a mechanic from Hall's Motor Transit company of Sunbury and Mechanicsburg after 33 years. After that, he worked part-time as a custodian for West Perry Elementary School, Mount Pleasant Mills.

He was a life member of Port Trevorton Volunteer Fire Company, and a member of Lafayette Lodge, F&AM, Selinsgrove, and the Teamsters Local No. 776, Harrisburg.

He was Protestant by faith.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting and camping.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Kavin K. Rossman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Mifflinburg, officiating. Interment with full military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 364, Liverpool, will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2.

Family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, Snyder County Division, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Myrtle V. Gearhart
LEWISTOWN - Myrtle V. Gearhart, 86, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 7:23 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at the manor.

Born May 8, 1913, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton P. and Laura (Jones) Varner. Her husband, George E. Gearhart, whom she married April 10, 1931, died Dec. 18, 1985.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Harry (Thelma) Geedey, Mifflintown RR3 and Mrs. Keith (Marcia) Naylor, McAlisterville RR2; a brother, William Varner, McAlisterville RR2; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Foster Varner, Jack Varner, Mable DeLancey, Pearl Schmitt, Grace Prettyman, Irene Jones and Dora Applegit.

She attended McAlisterville area schools.

She retired in 1975 after working 43 years as a seamstress and machine operator for L. Shellenberger and Sons and later Lyons Fashions, McAlisterville.

She was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, where she had been a Sunday school teacher and a member of the administrative board.

She enjoyed sewing and shopping.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Donald W. Raffensperger officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


John E. Gehman
PORT TREVORTON - John E. Gehman, 78, of Port Trevorton RR1, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born Oct. 18, 1921, in Terre Hill, he was a son of the late Harry and Sarah (Eby) Gehman. His wife, Anna Mae (Mull) Gehman, whom he married April 18, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Larry Gehman, Middleburg, John Wayne Gehman, McAlisterville, Mrs. Larry (Louise) Eichner, AuGres, Mich., Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Graybill, Cocolamus, Pauline Gehman, Palmyra, Mrs. Timothy (Mary Alyce) Lauver, Mifflintown, and Ida Mae Gehman, Lebanon; brothers and sisters, Jacob Gehman, Thompsontown, Lester Gehman, Manheim, Martin Gehman, Altmore, Mrs. Norman (Edith) Groff, Mattawana, Mrs. John (Lucy) Rudy, Lancaster, and Mrs. Hiram (Grace) Aungst, Elizabethtown; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three foster grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Gehman.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Ivan Martin Jr. and LeRoy Bair officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Shade Mountain Mennonite Church Building Fund, c/o Clayton R. Graybill, RR1, Box 968, Richfield, PA 17086 or to the Lumiere Medical Mission (a charitable fund for patients at the Hospital of Light in southern Haiti), 209 West Second Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052-Attention: H. L. Poor Fund.

The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.


William F. Geibel
LEWISTOWN - William F. Geibel, 89, 415 Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 9:26 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Born March 11, 1910, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Carrie P. (Gazette) and William F. Geibel Sr. His wife, Elizabeth M. (Ulsh) Geibel, whom he married Oct. 4, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Sue Ann) Dunmire, 133 S. River Road, McVeytown and Mrs. Steven (Gloria P.) Stewart, 402 Harvard St., Lewistown; sisters, Charlotte Baker, 342 S. Main St., Lewistown, Mary Hummel, 38 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown and Jane Prough, Huntingdon; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre.

He co-owned Dependable Dry Cleaners until 1972 and then was employed as custodian at the Juniata-Mifflin Counties Vocational-Technical School, until retiring in 1978.

He was a life member of Brooklyn Hose Co. and the Owls Club.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating.

There will be no public viewing. His body was donated as an Anatomical Humanities gift.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. 4th St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


Lillian M. Gerhart
PORT ROYAL - Lillian M. Gerhart, 93, of Town Lane, Port Royal, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at her home.

Born March 21, 1907, in Lykens, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rosa May Hollinger. Her husband, Park K. Gerhart, died Sept. 15, 1982.

Surviving are: a son, Ronald P. Gerhart, Middleboro, Mass.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren..

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

She was a 1925 graduate of Central High School, Harrisburg.

She was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church for more than 60 years. She was also a charter member of the Port Royal Literary Guild.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267.


Della Ruth Getz
LEWISTOWN - Della Ruth Getz, 78, of 9959 US Highway 522 South, Lewistown, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at her residence.

Born April 13, 1921, in McConnellstown, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Ethel (Parks) Hamer. Her husband, Samuel A. Getz Jr., died April 15, 1988.

Surviving are: children, Samuel A. Getz III, Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, Michael L. Getz, Valley Street, Lewistown, and Dennis J. Getz, Hillside Drive, Lewistown; brothers, Frank Hamer, North Versailles and William Hamer, Danville, Va.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Troutman.

She was a 1939 graduate of Altoona High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be held in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


George M. Gibson
BEDFORD - George M. Gibson, 97, of Egolf Road, Bedford, died Saturday March 6, 1999, at the Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg.

Born Dec. 8, 1907, in the Colerain Township, he was the son of the late Rev. Thomas and Clara (Pensyl) Gibson. His wife, Leone (Diehl) Gibson, whom he married on June 11, 1942 in Friends Cove, survives.

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, John Gibson, Paul Gibson, Fred Gibson and Robert Gibson.

He was a graduate of Penn State University.

He retired as a teacher in 1970 after 44 years of service. He taught at the Coleran Elementary School and later worked in Mifflin County as an industrial arts teacher.

He was a member of the Friends Cove United Church of Christ, the Charlesville Grange, the State and National Education Associations, and the Bedford Area Seniors.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Friends Cove United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Paul Claycomb officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, 214 S. Juliana St., Bedford and from 10:30 until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Friends Cove United Church of Christ, c/o Eva Turner, Egolf Road, Bedford, PA.


Gloria N. Gilbert
LEWISTOWN - Gloria N. Gilbert, 61, of 608 Maple Ave., Lewistown, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born July 30, 1937, in Reedsville, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Alexander and Bertha (Fike) Alexander Kauffman. Her husband, Gene Gilbert, whom she married in 1959, survives.

Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Cheryl) Woodcock, Thompsontown and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Cross, Burnham; a brother, Jesse Alexander, Lewistown; and four grandchildren.

She was employed as a secretary for Yeagertown United Methodist Church and Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church.

She attended Bible Baptist Church, Burnham, and was a member of the AARP and Super Seniors.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Kenneth P. Gillam
WESTERLY, R.I. - Kenneth P. Gillam, 77, of Brandywine Drive, Westerly, R.I., died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R. I.

Born Feb. 20, 1923, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late George A. and Florence I. (Dunmire) Gillam. His wife, Doris R. (Conner) Gillam, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Larry N. Gillam, Bellevue, Neb., Dean C. Gillam, Shrewsbury Mass., and Lee D. Gillam, Bradford; brother and sisters, Nelson Gillam, McVeytown, Dorothy Wheeler, Lewistown, Marjorie Adams, Chambersburg, and June Peters, Alexandria; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Gillam.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy Seebees, and was also a member of the Air Force Reserves.

He had been employed as a quality assurance specialist in defense contract administration for the federal government for 45 years, retiring in 1986. He had also worked for Yardney Electric in Pawcatuck from 1971-1986 and later worked for Big A Auto Parts in Westerly, R.I. from 1986-1999.

He was a member of the Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian, where he was a choir member, an elder and a deacon. He had also been a Boy Scout leader.

He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed woodworking and birdwatching.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian, Route 1, Westerly, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian, Route 1, Westerly, RI; or to the Leukemia Society, Rhode Island Chapter, 75 Sockanossett Road, Cranston, RI 02920; or to the American Heart Association, Rhode Island Affiliate, 40 Broad St., Pawtucket, RI 02860.

Local information provided by the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.


Ralph M. 'Bud' Gilson
PORT ROYAL - Ralph M. "Bud" Gilson, 81, Main Street, Port Royal, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home.

Born Oct. 2, 1918, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Ralph D. and Margaret (Meloy) Gilson. His wife, Verdelma "Vera" (Saunders) Gilson, died June 18, 1990.

Surviving are: children, Ralph M. Gilson, III, Port Royal RR1, Ronald E. Gilson, Shippensburg, Richard W. Gilson, East Salem, and Kathleen S. Gilson, Harrisburg; sisters, Martha Wickersham, West Chester and Dorothy Baker, Port Royal, RR2; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mary Shull.

He was a 1936 graduate of Port Royal High School and a 1940 graduate of Rising Sun Aircraft School, Philadelphia, and received a FAA license in aircraft inspection and engine mechanics. He was also a 1943 graduate of Fleisher's Technical School for watchmaking. He was a former bass player for "The Keystones" dance band.

He was a retired clerk for PennDOT, Mifflintown.

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church and former member of the Port Royal Lions Club.

He was a former bass player for "The Keystones" dance band.

Family funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove. Interment will be in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Port Royal Lutheran Church, Port Royal, PA 17082.


Banks O. Gingrich
MIFFLINTOWN - Banks O. Gingrich, 82, a resident of Pine Creek Personal Care & Boarding Home, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Mifflintown RR2, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, l999, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.

Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Roy E. and Louise (Smeigh) Gingrich. His wife, Dorothy M. (Gibbons) Gingrich , died Oct. 2, 1990.

Surviving are: a daughter, Marian K. Russell, Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Milton L. Gingrich, on Jan. 4, 1989.

He retired in 1979 as a line foreman from United Telephone Company, Mifflintown.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mifflin.

Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, HC-63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.


Mae E. Gingrich
BURNHAM - Mae E. Gingrich, 80, of 209 Eighth Ave., Burnham, died at 2:03 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born March 17, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Mary (Moist) Beaver. Her husband, John W. Gingrich Sr., whom she married June 3, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are: children, John W. Gingrich Jr., Mary Jane Capriotti, and Susan M. Harpster, all of Burnham; brother and sisters, Jay Mann, Toronto, Ohio, Margaret E. Fultz, Burnham, and Pauline Stuckey, Northumberland; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Mann.

She was a 1938 graduate of Burnham High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Bible Church.

Graveside services will be held at noon Monday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating.

Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Robert V. Givler
ALTOONA - Robert C. Givler, 77, of Tyrone RD3, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Altoona Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Tyrone, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Elizabeth (O'Rourke) Givler. His wife, Marian A. (Plummer) Givler, whom he married Feb. 5, 1943, in Pittsburgh, survives.

Also surviving are: two sons, James Kennard Givler, Aberdeen, Md., and Robert Ralph Givler, Tipton; brothers and sister, Francis X. Givler, Hollidaysburg, Gerald M. Givler, Stafford, Va., Jack J. Givler, Port Matilda, and Margaret Ann (Peggy) Burkey, Yeagertown; two grandchildren; and one stepgranddaughter.

He was a 1939 graduate of Tyrone High School.

He retired in April 1986 from the Edgemate Division of Westvaco, Tyrone, after 41 years of service.

He was an United States Army veteran of World War II, having served as a technical sergeant with the 860th Bombardment Squadron in the European, African and Middle Eastern theatres.

He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona.

He was also a member of Anderson-Denny Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tyrone; Howard Gardner American Legion, Tyrone; Tyrone Elks Lodge No. 218; Secular Franciscan Order&emdash;USA and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Fraternity.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with Father Frank Scornaienchi officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Tyrone.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Feller Memorial Home, 817 W. Fifteenth St., Tyrone.

Christian Wake services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Helen P. Glenn
MARGATE, N.J. - Helen P. Glenn, 61, of Margate, N.J., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in Philadelphia.

Born in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Maybelle Phenicie, Lewistown. Her husband, Milton W. Glenn Jr., survives.

Also surviving are: a son, Milton W. Glenn III, Harrison, N.J.; and a brother, Paul Q. Phenicie, Maryland.

She graduated from Juniata College with a teaching degree, and later received a Master's degree and held a certificate in special education.

She taught in the Margate School System and at the Jewish Community Center, New Jersey, retiring in 1993.

She was a member of United Methodists Women's Club, South Jersey Women's Club in Longport, N.J., and the Down Beach Jaycees Auxiliary.

She loved teaching and was a leading remedial reading teacher in the New Jersey area.

Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Trinity Methodist Church building fund, 7117 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor, N.J. 08406.

Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, Northfield, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.


Jesse B. Glick
BELLEVILLE - Jesse B. Glick, 91, of 232 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 26, 1908, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Gideon S. and Nannie (Yoder) Glick. His wife, Margaret E. (Heckman) Glick, whom he married June 18, 1939, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Jesse B. Glick Jr., Hebron, Conn. and John G. Glick, Sarasota, Fla.; brother and sisters, Elam H. Glick, Alma Yoder, and Mrs. Roy (Elsie) Peachey, all of Belleville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Byler and a brother, Sylvanus Glick.

He had a milk route and was a farmer and raised broilers. He was also a painter for Clayton Hartzler and developed Grandview Heights in Belleville.

He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church and the Senior Men's Sunday school class. He was the oldest male member of the church and along with his wife, they were the oldest married couple of the church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Max Zook, the Rev. Mayard Beitzel and the Rev. Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mennonite Central Committee, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.


Freeda M. Gloss
EAST WATERFORD - Freeda M. Gloss, 92, of East Waterford, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 16, 1907, in Honey Grove, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie (Yohn) Palm. Her husband, Robert P. Gloss, died Dec. 25, 1994.

Surviving are: a daughter, Helen L. Robinson, East Waterford; a sister-in-law, Esther Gloss, with whom she resided; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, two sisters, and two great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the East Waterford United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will not be present on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.


Jennie B. Gloss
LANCASTER - Jennie B. Gloss, 94, a resident of Beverly Manor Home, Lancaster, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 1999, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 15, 1904, in McCullochs Mills, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Armstrong) Van Syoc. Her husband, Charles Gloss, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: daughters, Hazel Allen, Ephrata, and Zella Eaton, Thompsontown; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was a retired seamstress for Superior Lingere Co., Lancaster.

She was a member of Bridgeville E.C. Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, with the Rev. David Crocker officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Preferred Choice, 421 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.


James Herman Glover
NEWTON HAMILTON - James Herman Glover, 77, of 52 Satisfied Mind Lane, Newton Hamilton, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born June 13, 1922, in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late John Austin Glover and Mary M. (Palmer) Glover Kerr. His wife, Barbara E. (Treaster) Glover, to whom he married by the Rev. Charles Rhodes on Aug. 1, 1962, in Three Springs, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, James E. "Jigs" Glover, Satisfied Mind Lane, McVeytown and Frederick V. Treaster, Newton Road, McVeytown; a relative, whom he raised, Darlene E. Zweig, State College; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Herman W. Glover; brother, John Glover; stepfather, Orpheus Kerr; stepsister, Helen Hobble; stepbrother, Leon Kerr; one granddaughter and one grandson.

He attended the Center School, Atkinson Mills and the Mount Union area schools.

He worked as a farmer and enjoyed raising pigs and cows and raking hay. In the past, he had been employed for North American Refractories, Mount Union and worked in a brickyard in Morrisville. He was also a truck driver for Devor's Trucking, McVeytown; C.A. Shetrom, Huntingdon; was a self-employed owner/operator for a time; and drove for New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., retiring in 1988, after 17 years of service.

Following retirement, he worked part time for the Huntingdon County Vo-Tech, Mill Creek; worked at the Riverside and Weis Market stores in Mount Union; and at Fortney's Exxon Service Station, Route 22, Mount Union.

He was Protestant by faith.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Charles Rhodes officiating. Interment was in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Huntingdon Unit, 720 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Mary L. Glover
LEWISTOWN - Mary L. Glover, 72, a resident of Ohesson Manor, formerly of Coleman House Apartments, Lewistown, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at the manor.

Born Sept. 27, 1927, in Burnham, she was a daughter of the late David and Isabel (Williamson) Powell. Her husband, Edward C. Glover, died in 1991.

Surviving are: two sons, Ronald Aurand, Reedsville RR, and Roger Aurand, Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Mabel Laub, Kish Apartments, Lewistown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Early in life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation and later as a nurse's aide at Lewistown Hospital and at Rockdale County Hospital in Conyers, Ga.

She was a member of Grove Memorial United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 451 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.


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