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Margaret R. 'Peg' Gaff
MOUNT UNION - Margaret R. "Peg" Gaff, 82, a resident of Brookline Manor Nursing Home, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of the Mount Union area, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000 at the nursing home. Born April 28, 1918 in Newton Hamilton, she was a daughter of the late David and Clara (Stengle) Beatty. Her husband Charles W. Gaff, whom she married Aug. 7, 1936 in Hagerstown, Md., preceded her in death on June 8, 1969. Surviving are: children, Bernard Gaff and John Gaff, both of Shelocta, and Darlene Park, McAlisterville RD2; half-brothers and half-sisters, Louella Ashcraft, Massilon, Ohio, Paul Pollock, Hershey, Ernest Pollock, McVeytown and Beulah Price, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Gaff, and by one sister and one brother, Bertha Knable and Roy Beatty. She attended the Beech Run School, Mapleton RD1. She was employed by Robin Footwear, L. Greif Brothers Manufacturing, and by Harbison-Walker Refractories, all of Mount Union. She enjoyed hunting and fishing. She was a member of Beech Run Church of the Brethren, Mapleton RD1. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton RD1, with the Rev. Charlie Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow the service. There will be no viewing or visitation. The Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, is in charge of arrangements.

H. Russell Garver
MCVEYTOWN - H. Russell Garver, 85, of McVeytown RR1, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Feb. 9, 1915, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Henry and Naomi (Rhodes) Garver. His wife, Florence M. (Rowles) Garver, whom he married April 3, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Carl R. Garver, Palmyra; a foster daughter, Nancy Bishop, Hummelstown; a sister, Helen Bratton, McVeytown; and two grandchildren. He was a 1933 graduate of McVeytown-Oliver High School and a l934 graduate of Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, Ill. He was a life-long farmer and also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and at a sawmill owned by his brother-in-law, William Bratton, near Ryde. Later in life, he worked for Fisher Electronics in Milroy, Maclay and Son's Farm Machinery in Belleville, and as a groundskeeper for the Mifflin County School District, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Atkinson Mills United Methodist Church, the Men's Bible Sunday School Class of the church, and the Country Crossroads Senior Center, Atkinson Mills. He enjoyed farming and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sara J. Geedy
BEAVER SPRINGS - Sara J. Geedy, 78, of Beaver Springs, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Feb. 5, 1922, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Vincent W. and Mary A. (Getz) Kuhn. Her husband, Clifford M. Geedy, whom she married Nov. 19, 1941, died Sept. 7, 1989. She is survived by two sisters, Eunice Masso, Berlin, N.J. and Grace Reigel, Beaver Springs; three brothers, Floyd Kuhn, Honeoye, N.Y.; Paul Kuhn, McClure and James Kuhn, West Berlin, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Erb, Florine Kuhn, Esther Rickert and Janet Hassinger, and a brother, Perry V. Kuhn, and a brother missing in action, John Kuhn. She was a member of Newport Assembly of God, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Society. She had been attending Bannerville Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Beaver Springs Senior Center. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Newport Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Gary L. Bellis and Pastor Liane Wagner officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Duncannon. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church.

Libby S. Gehman
BERWYN - Libby S. Gehman, 52, of Berwyn, formerly of Milroy, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1948, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late R. Richard and Dorothy (Kahl) Gehman. She is survived by two sisters, Jane Esh of Milroy and JoAnn Hess of Berwyn; one brother, Thomas Gehman of Reedsville; one niece and six nephews. She was a 1966 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School and she also graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in recreation education. She was employed by Harrah's Entertainment having worked in Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Aukland-New Zealand, and New Orleans. All services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Alleva Funeral Home Inc., Paoli, is in charge of arrangements.

Ivan S. Gerhart
LEWISTOWN - Ivan S. Gerhart, 43, of 55 Redwood Drive, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1957, in Ephrata, he was the son of Harvey and Verna (Sweigart) Gerhart of Manheim. His wife, Sandy (Long) Gerhart, whom he married in 1990, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, Dietmar Wilke, Columbia, Elaine Wilke, McVeytown, Mrs. Whorten (Sandra) Haines and Denise Wilke, both of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Lester Gerhart, Luke Gerhart, and Mrs. Clyde (Brenda) Metzler, all of Manheim, Erma Miller, Lititz, and Mervin Gerhart, Marietta; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lamar Gerhart. He retired on disability from Almux Aluminum, Leola. He was a member of the West Granville Fire Company, Lewistown. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Wayne Mast officiating. There will be no public viewing. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Erb Mennonite Church, Doe Run Road, Manheim. Memorial contributions may be made to the family at 55 Redwood Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044. The Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward J. Gerlock
BRICK, NJ - Edward J. Gerlock, 72, of Brick, NJ, formerly of Mount Union, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Brick Hospital, Brick, NJ. Born July 17, 1928, in Mount Union, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Mishock) Gerlock. His wife, Sara (Linthurst) Gerlock, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Daniel Gerlock of Maybrook, NY; two daughters, Nancy Rodino of Scotch Plains, NJ and Jody Gerlock of Brick, NJ; a brother, A. Stephen Gerlock, Brick, NJ; three sisters, Ann Dwozan, Ormond Beach, Fla., Margaret Bell, Lewistown, and Betty Ellen GerIock, Mount Union; and five grandchildren. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He received a bachelor's degree in 1952 from Shippensburg University, and a master's degree in 1959 from Penn State University. He was a guidance counselor at Point Pleasant Beach High School, New Jersey, for 25 years, retiring in 1985. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Martha's Roman Catholic Church, Herbertsville Road, Point Pleasant, NJ. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cinncinnati, OH 45250-0301or to the Food for the Poor, 550 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-3188. Colonial Funeral Home, Brick, NJ, was in charge of arrangements.

Clair A. Gibbons
MIFFLIN - Clair A. Gibbons, 45, of HC 67 Mifflin (Walnut), died of natural causes at 11:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 20, 1955, in Honey Grove, he was the son of Robert Gibbons of Honey Grove and the late Betty (Rhoades) Gibbons. His wife, Wendy K. (Swailes) Gibbons, whom he married Feb. 14, 1998, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Shane R. Sunday and Donald E. Gibbons, both of Loysville; stepsons, Larry E. Wileman, at home and Kevin W. Wileman, Mifflin; brothers and sisters, Richard Gibbons, Ernest Gibbons, Brenda Hutchinson and Susan Garrett, all of Honey Grove, Larry Gibbons and Robin Gibbons, both of Reeds Gap, Shirley Clouser, Cross Keys and Mary Gibbons, Port Royal; one grandson and one step-grandson. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester Gibbons and Donald Gibbons and a niece, Makyla Dalton. He was employed as a pipeliner. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third St., Mifflintown. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Clair Gibbons Fund, c/o Barbara Partner, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Gene W. Gilbert
LEWISTOWN - Gene W. Gilbert, 63, of 608 Maple Ave., Lewistown, died at 2:28 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born May 23, 1937, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Stella M. (Rose) and Harvey W. Gilbert Sr. His wife, Gloria (Alexander) Gilbert, died July 27, 1999. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Cheryl) Woodcock, Thompsontown, and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Cross, Burnham; brothers, Harvey W. Gilbert Jr. and Gerald Gilbert, both of Lewistown, Robert Gilbert, Carlisle, and Richard Gilbert, York; and four grandchildren. He served with the 104th Armored Calvary of the Pennsylvania National Guards. He was an inspector at Standard Steel from 1972 until retirement. He attended Bible Baptist Church, Burnham. He was a member of United Steelworkers Local 1940 and the Textile Worker's Union Local 6. He was also a life member of the Yeagertown, East Derry, Burnham and Highland Park fire companies; served as chief of Highland Park Fire Company from 1967-1983; was EMT co-ordinator; a member of the Keystone Chapter of Fire Chiefs; a member of the Keystone Fire Chiefs Association; and a member of the International Society of Fire Instructors. He served as Derry Township supervisor for four terms; served on the Republican committee; and was the Oliver Township Emergency Management co-ordinator. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Walters officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

Katherine C. Gilbertson
LEWISTOWN - Katherine C. Gilbertson, 92, of 27 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the Malta Home, Granville. Born Feb. 10, 1908, in Marsteller, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Gannon) Dailey. Her husband, David Gilbertson, died June 12, 1992. Surviving are: a sister, Nellie S. Stroup, Delaware Avenue, Lewistown; a brother, William Dailey, Granville; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline M. Hendrickson, on July 27, 2000; four brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and, early in life, she was employed as a machine operator at the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing. Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris J. Gill
HERSHEY - Doris J. Gill, 64, of IHS Woodlands Nursing Center, Hershey, formerly of Elizabethtown and Atkinson Mills, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the nursing center. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in McVeytown, she was the daughter of Charles E. Irvin, Thompsontown and the late Martha (Buchanan) Irvin. Her husband, Richard M. Gill, died March 14, 1975. Surviving are: children, Richard L. Gill and Mrs. John (Kimbra Jo) Rios, both of Elizabethtown, Terry D. Gill, Halifax, Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Umipig, Hummelstown, Gary E. Gill, Lebanon, and Brian K. Gill, Hanover; brothers and sisters, Mary Irvin and Dennis Irvin, both of Thompsontown, Ronald Irvin, Elizabethtown, Larry Irvin, Millersburg, Robert Irvin, Wrightsville, Donald Irvin, Mifflintown, Mrs. Roy (Sharon) Page, Arch Rock, Carl Irvin, Johnstown, and Rick Irvin, Rheems; and 10 grandchildren. She was a homemaker and had worked as a waitress at the Clearview Diner, Elizabethtown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel AME Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Atkinson Mills United Methodist Cemetery, McVeytown RR. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Evelyn Y. Gilson
PORT ROYAL - Evelyn Y. Gilson, 89, of 215 Main St., Port Royal, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC67. Born April 22, 1911 in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Noah Hertlzer and Mary Ellen (Souders) Yoder. Her husband Noah H. Gilson, whom she married Oct. 12, 1940, survives, residing at 215 Main St., Port Royal. Also surviving are: daughters; Mrs. William (Suellen) Renz, Perkasie and Judy E. Gilson, Hershey, brothers and sisters; Charles Hugh Yoder, Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR 1, Gerald Earle Yoder and Dean Souders Yoder, both of Port Royal RR1, and Gladys Y. Snyder, Harrisburg, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a 1928 graduate of Port Royal High School, and a 1930 and 1939 graduate of Shippensburg State Teacher's College, Shippensburg. She retired in 1973, having been a school teacher for 35 years. She taught at Lagrange School, Spruce Hill School, Matamoras School, and at a private kindergarten in Mifflintown. She also taught first grade at Tuscarora Valley Elementary School, Port Royal. She was an active member of the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, the Victory Class, and Missionary Society of the church. She was a member, for many years, of the Port Royal Literary Guild, the Juniata County Educators Association, Turbett Grange No. 781, the Shippensburg Alumni Association, and the Public School Employee's Retirement System. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Richard E. Wright officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon, until the time of services, Thursday at the funeral home. There will be no evening viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Presbyterian Church, PO Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082-0387.

Glenn E. Glant
HARRISBURG - Glenn E. Glant, 66, of Lower Paxton Township, Harrisburg, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late John E. Glant and Alma M. (Kustaborder) Glant Himes. His wife, Delores (Fultz) Glant, whom he married July 4, 1954, survives. He is also survived by a sister, Judith M. Cortez, Santa Rosa, Calif. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Douglas Glant, on Nov. 15, 1994, and a brother, the Rev. William E. Glant. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a sergeant and, prior to the Korean Conflict, he was a guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He received an associate degree in radio maintenance from Fort Benning, Ga., during service time and worked as an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 143, Harrisburg for 41 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, was past president of the Linglestown Volunteer Fire Co. and a former Little League coach at Koons Park, Linglestown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David W. Schmuck officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568 or to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pa., 208 Oak St., Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Leon B. Glass
LEWISTOWN - Leon B. Glass, 55, of South Grand Street, Lewistown, died at 12:02 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born June 16, 1945, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Collen and Sarah (Barnett) Glass. His wife, Frances (Williams) Glass, whom he married Jan. 11, 1997, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gina Glass and Rhonda Glass, both of Maryland; stepchildren, Rickey Nickens, Maryland, Pearl Nickens, Joan Nickens, and Garry Nickens, all of Virginia; brothers and sisters, Linda Glass, New York, Mattie Winstead, Maryland, Priscilla Henson, North Carolina, Calvin Glass, Philadelphia, and Harold Glass, Mount Union; and three grandchildren. He was a flag man in the construction industry. Services will be held in Roxboro, NC at the Plenty Funeral Home. Local information provided by the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Richard D. Glenn
MIFFLINTOWN - Richard D. Glenn, 50, of Mifflintown RR5, died at 12:40 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born May 30, 1950, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Edward B. "Ted" and Helen L. (Long) Glenn. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Larry "Ty" (Virginia A.) Haubert, Mifflintown RR3; a brother, John I. Glenn, Port Royal RR1; and four nieces. He was a 1968 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He had been employed as a carpenter by Wagman Construction, York, and he had been a former co-owner of Riverside Oil Company Inc., Mifflintown. He was a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and the American Legion Post 298, both of Mifflintown, and the Nittany Lion Club. He was a sports enthusiast and his hobbies included golfing and NASCAR racing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Taylor E. Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James L. Glick
LEWISTOWN - James L. Glick, 52, of 609 Chris Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:27 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 2, 1948, in Belleville, he was the son of N. Norman Glick of Belleville and the late Effie (Kauffman) Glick. His wife, Betty (Goss) Glick, whom he married April 29, 1972, survives. Also surviving are: stepmother, Sarah K. (Peachey) Glick of Belleville; a son, Tyler Black, 609 Chris Ave., Lewistown; and a brother, Robert E. Glick, Newton, Kan. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Glick in 1995. He was employed by American Hickory and prior to that at Wilson Gas and Oil. He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville and was president of the Men's Merchant League. He served as substitute bowler for the Thursday night Church League and the Friday Night Mixed League. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1940. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, with the Rev. Ivan Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, PA 17004.

Kay M. Glick
LEWISTOWN - Kay M. Glick, 60, of 929 Jacks Creek Road, Lewistown, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 21, 1939, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Clyde C. and Grace A. (Oburn) Randolph. Her husband, Sherman L. Glick of 929 Jacks Creek Road, Lewistown, whom she married June 18, 1960, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Shank and David C. Glick, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Jacob (Paula) Fisher, McClure, and Mrs. James (Christine) Orwig, Mifflintown; a sister, Mrs. George (Darlene) Sunderland, Belleville; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Randolph. She was a 1957 graduate of Huntingdon High School and and a 1960 graduate of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She was a homemaker and was the secretary of Kish Valley Dairy Sales. Earlier in life, she had worked as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Allensville Presbyterian Church and of the Mount Union Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Allensville Presbyterian Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Geoffrey Huish officiating. Interment will be in Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville. Friends may call from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Allensville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 130, Allensville, PA 17002.

J. Ray Goodling
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - J. Ray Goodling, 65, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at his home. Born Aug. 23, 1935, in Juniata County, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and Abbie (Strawser) Goodling. His wife, Minnie M. (Fultz) Goodling, whom he married Sept. 27, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. George P. (Barbara K.) Sheaffer, Richfield RR2, Mrs. Jason C. (Nina M.) Ferry, Liverpool RR1, and Karen S. Goodling, Steelton; brothers and sisters, J. Norman Goodling, Dauphin, J. Lester Goodling, Mifflinburg RR3, J. Earl Goodling, Selinsgrove, Mrs. George (Shirley) Troutman, Pearl Hayes, and Mrs. Harry (Hazel) Phillips, all of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, J. Howard, J. Nevin, J. Russell, and J. Glen Goodling; a sister, Verna Goodling; and a grandson, Andrew Ray Messimer in 1985. He was educated at the Laurel Hill Grammar Schoolhouse, Juniata County. He retired in August of 1997 from Excel Homes Inc., Liverpool RR2, where he was employed as a night watchman for nine years. He had also worked as a self-employed carpenter for seven years and was employed by Hempt Brothers, Camp Hill as a supervisor for 24 years. He was a member of the Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2; Medic 55 of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg; and the Richfield Ambulance League, Richfield. He enjoyed hunting, wood-working and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Michele C. Morgan officiating and Chaplain James R. Taylor of SUN Home Hospice assisting. Interment will be in Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.

George D. Goss
LEWISTOWN - George D. Goss, 83, of 625 Princeton St., Lewistown, died at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born May 25, 1917, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Theodore and Prudence (Stumpff) Goss. His first wife, Anna (Cherry) Goss, died July 1, 1965; his second wife, Ruth L. Aurand Goss, died April 27, 1980; and his third wife, Irene Moist Goss, whom he married July 5, 1983, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Corbin, 20 Ridens Road, Lewistown and David W. Goss, 523 E. Walnut St., Lewistown; stepchildren, Harry Aurand, Reedsville, Barbara Kulp, Florida, Ronald Moist, McVeytown, and Robert Moist, Gettysburg; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He was a 1935 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation for 43 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lewistown. He was also a long time member of the Burnham Lions Club and served as the treasurer of his graduating class in high school. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.

Robert V. Goss Sr.
MILROY - Robert V. Goss Sr., 71, of 118 Creek Lane, Milroy, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his residence. Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Shrader, he was the son of the late Samuel V. and Mary Jane (Kurtz) Goss. His wife, V. Arlene (Paules) Goss, whom he married Nov. 2, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: stepmother, Mary Ellen (Taylor) Goss, Leola; children, Robert V. Goss Jr., Burlington, N.J. and Robin A. Morgan, Winston Salem, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Kenneth A. (Hazel) Reed Jr., Milroy; half-sisters and half-brother, Helen Albright, Lebanon, Rosella McNitt, Reedsville, Dorothy Winegardner, Philadelphia, Sue Ellen Snyder, Jonestown, and Samuel Wayne Goss, Lancaster; and one grandson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and sailed to the South Pole with Admiral Bird on the USS Philippine Sea. He worked for Bethlehem Steel Grace Mines, Morgantown; Bethlehem Steel Quarry, Naginey; Faylor-Middlecreek Corporation; and Eastern Industries, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, Reedsville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, with the Rev. Douglas D. Sabin officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Gladys G. Grassmyer
GRANVILLE - Gladys G. Grassmyer, 81, of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of Mattawana, died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000 at the Malta Home. Born Aug. 4, 1918 in Mattawana, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Elsie M. (Harshbarger) Grassmyer. Surviving are three nephews and two nieces. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by brothers, H. W. Grassmyer and Henry E. Grassmyer, and by sisters, Savilla Grassmyer and Wilhemina Harshbarger. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fisherville, Va. She was an avid reader who enjoyed tatting and crocheting. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown with the Rev. M. Leon Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Malta Home, PO Box E, Granville, Pa. 17029.

William S. Gray
LEWISTOWN - William S. Gray, 85, formerly of South Main Street, Lewistown, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home. Born March 20, 1915, in Schenectady, NY, he was the son of the late James and Christine Gray. His wife, Ruth (Crookes) Gray, whom he married in 1945, survives. Also surviving are: children, Neal Gray, Huron, Ohio and Cheryl Betz, Rockville Center, NY; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. He was a graduate of Cornell University and later received a Master's Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Union College. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, where he was a sonarman. He retired from Standard Steel in 1980 after 20 years of service, where he was manager of employee relations. He also had a radio program at WGY Radio Station in New York. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown, where he was a choir member. He was also member and past president of the Lewistown Rotary Club, past president of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Mifflin County Day Care Center, and a member of the Mifflin/Juniata United Way. In Schenectady, NY, he was choir director of the Methodist Church and a member of the Light Opera Company. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be private. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church Choir, North Dorcas Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Clair Snyder "CS" Graybill
MCALISTERVILLE - Clair Snyder "CS" Graybill, 85, of McAlisterville, RR1, Juniata County, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 20,1914, in Richfield, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Ammon W. and Hannah (Snyder) Graybill. His wife, Florence M. (Leister) Graybill, whom he married May 30,1936, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donald L. Graybill and Dale E. Graybill, both of McAlisterville, and Mrs. Donald (Dianna K.) Spriggle, McAlisterville RR2; a sister, Pauline Stuck, HCR 63, Richfield; six grandchildren and five-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey M. Graybill on Aug. 13, 1982; four brothers, Lee, Jerome, Arthur, and William S. Graybill; three sisters, Pearl Wilt, Nellie Coleman and Grace Zeiders. He was educated at the Cherry Hill Grammar schoolhouse at West Perry Township, Snyder County. He served in the 1930s for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and did carpentry in his early years of employment. From 1937-1994, he established, owned and operated the Graybill's Poultry Farm & Hatchery at McAlisterville RR1. He was the original breeder of the L-300 White Leghorn Pullet. He was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2 and its Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He was also a former superintendent of its Sunday school and had taught Sunday school classes. He was on the Advisory Board of the Juniata Valley Bank, McAlisterville and a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and selling in the egg room of the hatchery. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with Pastor Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Building Fund of Browns United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 2395, McAlistervllle, PA 17049-9737.

Edith Elizabeth Groff
MATTAWANA - Edith Elizabeth Groff, 77, of 1 Grassmyer Lane, Mattawana, formerly of Millmont, died at 12:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 31, 1923, in Terre Hill, Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Jacob and Sarah Lucinda (Eby) Gehman. Her husband, Norman Myer Groff, whom she married March 24, 1945 in Lancaster, survives. Also surviving are: children, Galen Groff, Guatemala, Kenneth Groff, Millmont, Samuel Groff, Bamberg, SC, David N. Groff, Lewisburg, Mrs. N. Daryl (Sarah G.) Yoder, Mattawana, and J. Wesley Groff, Mount Pleasant Mills; sisters and brothers, Lucy Rudy, Lancaster, Grace Aungst, Port Trevorton, H. Jacob Gehman, Thompsontown, Lester E. Gehman, Manheim, and Martin Gehman, Atmore, Ala.; 27 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Gehman and John Gehman. She attended the Kantz Grade School. She was a well known self-employed baker for over 25 years, retiring in 1987. She also baked for Walnut Acres, Penns Creek for 25 years. She was an active member of the Strodes Mills Mennonite Church, Strodes Mills and was a former member of the Millmont Mennonite Church, Millmont. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Millmont Mennonite Church, Millmont, with Bishop Luke E. Martin, Lancaster County, Bishop Roy E. Longenecker and David L. Swartzentruber of the Millmont Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will be in the Millmont Mennonite Cemetery, Lewis Township, Union County. Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the church. Flowers are to be omitted, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Millmont Mennonite Church, Millmont, PA 17845. The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances W. Grove
LEWISTOWN - Frances W. Grove, 98, of 10 W. Hale St., Lewistown, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 17, 2000, at her residence. Born May 13, 1902, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Frances (Shimp) White. Her husband, Edward R. Grove, died June 2, 1983. Surviving are: children, Margaret "Peggy" Marks, 313 Kish St., Lewistown, M. Jean Grove, 196 S. Main St., Lewistown, and Barbara A. Voyles, 456 S. Juniata St., Lewistown; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and a daughter, Betty Frances Grove on Dec. 24, 1927. Early in life, she was a secretary for Standard Steel. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown; the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 30; the J.O.C. Sunday School Class; the Wesley Circle United Methodist Women; the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 283; served on the administrative board of First Methodist Church; was secretary of First Methodist Cemeteries from 1957 to 1990; served as Girl Scout leader and volunteered for Hemlock Council of Girl Scouts. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Karen L. McCachren, Diaconal Minister of Caring and the Rev. Richard W. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Patrick A. Guerrini
LEWISTOWN - Patrick A. Guerrini, 85, of 2 Pine Park Drive, Lewistown, died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Rome, Italy, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Rosa (Romani) Guerrini. His wife, Ruth May (Himes) Guerrini, whom he married Aug. 22, 1938, survives. Also surviving are: children, Roger M. Guerrini, Baltimore, Md., Steven K. Guerrini, Waynesboro, Va., Mrs. Park (Gail) Barner, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Kenneth (Diane) Shaeffer, Lewistown; a grandson whom he raised, Dale M. Guerrini, Sedalia, Mo.; brothers and sisters, Frank Guerrini, Lewistown, Americ Guerrini, Middleburg, William Guerrini, Bluebell, and Winifred Dean, Naples, Fla; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a machinist-repairman for Guerrini Vending, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown and the Knights of Columbus. He was a Humanities Gift Donor. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie K. Gussler
YEAGERTOWN - Bonnie K. Gussler, 55, of Beverly Healthcare William Penn, formerly of 100 S. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, died at 4:25 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown. Born June 14, 1945 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Sara (Gross) and William A. Gussler Jr. Surviving is a sister, Barbara A. Barker, 100 S. Mann Ave., Yeagertown. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Lou Gussler, on July 12, 1999, and also by a brother. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 810 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019.


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