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M. Evelyn Spickler
MILROY - M. Evelyn Spickler, 79, of University Park Nursing Center, formerly of McClay Street, Milroy, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 11, 1920, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late John V. and Charlotte May (Mater) Lantz. Her husband, Roy R. Spickler, whom she married March 7, 1940, died Sept. 19, 1972. Surviving are: two sons, Robert R. Spickler, Huntingdon RR1 and John V. Spickler, Milroy; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elma Devore, Bessie Forr, Ruth Woodcock, and Shirley Barnes; and five brothers, Milton, William, George, John and Robert Lantz. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and the Adult Sunday School Class of the church. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Pastor Larry Sinniger officiating. Interment will be in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from noon until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Emmanuel Bible Church, RR4, Box 72, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Mildred A. Spickler
MILROY - Mildred A. Spickler, 75, of 8759 Back Mountain Road, Milroy, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born April 8, 1925, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Anthony M. and Sarah Vada (Hitchings) Forshey. Her husband, William H. Spickler, died in 1968. Surviving are: sons, Charles W. Spickler, Lewistown, and Gary L. Spickler, Milroy; brothers, Albert R. Forshey, Milroy, and Anthony M. Forshey, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry L. Spickler in 1985 and David H. Spickler in 1999; seven brothers and two sisters. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with minister Karen L. McCachren officiating. There will be no public viewing, Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter E. Spickler
MCVEYTOWN - Walter E. Spickler, 78, of McVeytown, died at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1921, in Oliver Township, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Cora F. (Knepp) Spickler. His wife, Helen M. (Jones) Spickler, whom he married March 6, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Dyson (Linda) Fisher, Mrs. James (Brenda) Swigart, and Ronald O. Spickler, all of McVeytown, Walter Sheldon Spickler, Lewistown, and Mrs. James (Darlene) Wagner, Burnham; brother and sisters, Ray N. Spickler, Lewistown, Lucretia Smith, Florida, Stella Sunderland, Burnham and Shirley Bookwalter, Mount Union; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, P. Keith Spickler in 1997; a brother, Roy R. Spickler; and a sister, Dorothy Spickler. Early in life, he worked at the American Viscose Corporation and the Royale Dairy Company, both in Lewistown. He retired from Pennsylvania Glass Sand in 1987. He was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Red Cross, 21 S. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Nancy J. Staccone
WILLIAMSPORT - Nancy J. Staccone, 67, of 720 Pennsylvania Ave., Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 at RoseView Center, Williamsport. Born May 6, 1933 in Katonah, NY, she was a daughter of the late Clarence A. and Florence M. (Kline) Michael. Her husband Michael A. Staccone preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1989. Surviving are: a sister, Cora E. Barnes, Granville and a brother, George H. Michael, Lewistown. She was a graduate of Centre Hall High School. She was employed by Sylvania. She was a member of the Church of Ascension, Williamsport. She was a member of the South Williamsport Lioness Club and the South Williamsport Senior Citizens. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Ascension, 2101 Linn St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Charles J. Cummings officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. The will be no visitation. The Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth F. Stambaugh
LEWISTOWN - Elizabeth F. Stambaugh, 80, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Milroy RR1, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Jan. 11, 1920, in Milroy, she was the daughter of the late Fred C. and Blanche (Philips) Fultz. Her husband, Henry A. Stambaugh, died April 2, 1995. Surviving are: children, Charles H. Stambaugh, McClure, Mrs. David (Sandra) Goss, Milroy, Elizabeth A. Loercher, Lancaster, and Mrs. Robert (Judith) Morrill, Leicester, NC.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one sister. She attended Penn State and Lock Haven universities. She was employed by the Mifflin County School District as a fourth-grade teacher at Brown Elementary School, retiring in 1968 with 10 years of service. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milroy. She enjoyed travel, gardening and the piano. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and there will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Betty M. Steele
GRANVILLE - Betty M. Steele, 79, of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of 17 Spring St., Lewistown, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, at the Malta Home. Born April 26, 1921 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Rev. James and Sara (Burlew) Steele. Surviving is a foster sister, Emma Kemmerer, McAlisterville. She worked for Sylvania Electric and for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Juniata-Mifflin-Perry Counties, and as a crossing guard for the Mifflin County School District. She played piano for, and was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Milroy. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ray Orme officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Juniata-Mifflin-Perry Counties, Manbeck Heights, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Alton Root Steward
MIFFLINTOWN - Alton Root Steward, 87, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at his home. Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Altoona, he was a son of the late David G. and Mary Elizabeth (Root) Steward. His first wife, Alice R. (Kille) Steward, died Aug. 12, 1983, and his second wife, Joyce (Whitesel) Steward, whom he married June 24, 1989, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Gloria A. Cast, Spring, Texas, Sandra S. Tame, Sewell, N.J., Janet C. Jagers, Clarksboro, N.J.; stepchildren, Cathy Leach, Mifflintown RR3, and Kevin Jury, Centre Hall; a sister, L. Naomi Steward, HC 67, Mifflin; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, James C. Steward, Earl L. Steward, David K. Steward and Mary Kathryn Maltman. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School. He attended Juniata College, Huntingdon and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. He was an accountant at E. I. Dupont, Wilmington, Del., retiring with 35 years of service in 1975. He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3, where he had served on the church council and was the former choir director. He was also a member of the Union Lodge 324 F&AM, Mifflintown; the Juniata Valley Tall Cedars of Lebanon; the Perry-Juniata Shrine Club; the Milford Grange 773; the Mifflintown Rotary; and a former board member of the Mifflin-Juniata United Way. He had served as the president and secretary-treasurer of the Rev. Paul W. Delauter Youth Center, Mifflintown; served on the board of directors as the treasurer of the Juniata County Library; and also served as the president of the Logan Township School Board, New Jersey. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RR3, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Mifflintown RR3. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, where Masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Rev. Paul W. Delauter Youth Center, PO Box 134, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Cora Evaline Steward
WALDOBORO, Maine - Cora Evaline Steward, 98, of Fieldcrest Nursing Home, Waldoboro, Maine and formerly of Mifflin, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 2, 1901, in Shamokin, Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lily Ann (Kehler) Warmkessel. Her husband, James Carl Steward Sr., whom she married Sept. 25, 1922, preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1994. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Arlene S.) Orcutt, Waldoboro, Maine; one son, James C. Steward Jr., Summerfield, Fla.; one brother, Robert Warmkessel, Surfside Beach, SC; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Raker and Maude Hartman, two brothers, Albert Warmkessel and Ben Warmkessel, and a grandson, Jeffrey A. Orcutt. She was a fine seamstress and had mastered the art of crocheting and knitting. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown and the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women of America. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. There will be no viewing. The family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Helene M. Stewart
BURNHAM - Helene M. Stewart, 68, of Freedom Avenue Trailer Court, Lot B23, Burnham, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at her residence. Born April 28, 1932, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Arlene (Weaver) Smith. Her husband, Kenneth W. Stewart, whom she married April 25, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: children, Robert N. Lynch Jr., McAlevy's Fort, Michael E. Lynch and Scott A. Lynch, both of Lewistown, Tawny D. Kilmer, Mifflin, Brett A. Lynch and Kevin W. Stewart, both of Mifflintown; a sister, Mrs. James (Rosetta) Pannebaker, Lewistown; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. She was a homemaker. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald J. Lynch officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing, but friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Health Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Robert S. Stewart
MCVEYTOWN - Robert S. Stewart, 68, of 254 Sechrist Road, McVeytown, died at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late James C. and Josephine (Dunmire) Stewart Sr. Surviving are: children, Lisa R. Stewart, York, Tina M. Runk, Steven M. Stewart and Stanley E. Stewart, all of Mount Union; sisters, Kay Peterson, Lewistown and Sara Jane Rebuck, Boalsburg; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; James C. Stewart Jr., Margaret Yoder, Grace Yeakley, Lois Moist and Philip Stewart. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended the Rothrock schools. He worked as a crane operator at the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation, now US Silica, Mapleton, from Oct. 31, 1954, until his retirement on March 1, 1985. He was Presbyterian by faith. He was an avid race car fan. He was a member and past commander of both the American Legion Post 107, Mount Union and VFW Post 5754, Mount Union. He was also a member of the Order of Sons of Italy, Mount Union; the Loyal Order of Moose, Huntingdon; the Elks Lodge 976, Huntingdon; the American Legion Post 322, Mapleton; and the American Legion Post of Orbisonia-Rockhill. He was a charter member of Atkinson Mills Sportsmens Club, and a past president and member of the Mount Union Lions Club. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Franklin Moist officiating. Interment will be in Mattawanna Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Nancy D. Stidfole
LEWISTOWN - Nancy D. Stidfole, 52, of 134 Millers Tomb Road, Lewistown, died at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1948, in Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Bernice M. (Shaw) Black. Her husband, Donald P. "Skip" Stidfole, whom she married Oct. 9, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: children, Tammy J. (Stidfole) Copenhaver, 97 Copes Lane, McClure and Shawn C. Stidfole, at home; and two grandchildren. She graduated Empire Beauty School. She was a cashier at Giant Food Store. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Altoona, PA 16601.

Vera Chamberlain Deavor Stine
LEWISTOWN - Vera Chamberlain Deavor Stine, 91, a resident of Beverly Healthcare William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, formerly of 1245 Glenwood Ave., Lewistown, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare William Penn. Born April 4, 1909, in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Jesse Chamberlain. Her first husband, Oscar L. Deavor, preceded her in death in 1977; her second husband, Leroy Stine, preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving are: children, Dorothy A. Dunmire, Lewistown, and Mrs. Merle (Louise P.) Wilson, Phoenix, AZ; ten grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and two step-sisters of Everett, Bedford County. She was preceded in death by a son, William Howard Deavor, and also by an infant daughter. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters. She had been employed by the American Viscose Corp. for 35 years, before working as a cook at Angelo's, where she retired in 1982. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown, and a former member of the First Church of the Brethren, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Sherlock officiating. Interment will be in Hustontown Methodist Cemetery, Hustontown. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. The family will provide all funeral flowers; in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Francis J. St. John Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Francis J. St. John Sr., 81, of Mifflintown RR3 (Rockville), died at 6:32 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. He was born May 2, 1919 in Wilkes Barre. His wife, Betty M. (Wilt) St. John, died Sept. 2, 1995. Surviving are: children, Francis J. St. John Jr., Port Royal RR1, Thomas V. St. John, Lewistown, Michael A. St. John, Port Royal, Kathryn L. Leahy, Port Royal RR2, Jewel I. St. John, Cocolamus, and Pauline E. Smouse, Mifflintown; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick St. John and a sister, Eleanor Kahley. He retired as a crane operator at Standard Steel, Burnham, with 31 years of service. He was a member of Assemblies of Yahweh, Bethel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4, with the Elder Jacob Meyers officiating. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

Anna Ruth Stoner
MECHANICSBURG - Anna Ruth Stoner, 85, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Mifflintown RR5 (Mexico), died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Messiah Village. Born Sept. 22, 1915, in Millerstown, Blair County, she was the daughter of the late John Andrew and Martha Esther (Book) Stoner. Surviving are: a sister, Sarah Oldham, Blandburg and a brother, Jess B. Stoner, Mechanicsburg. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Russell, David, Roy , Glenn A. and Mary Beth Stoner. She was a retired seamstress who worked in various local sewing factories. She was a member of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with the Rev. Kenneth R. Letner and the Rev. Marilyn Ebersole officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR4, Box 4715, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Messiah Village Endowment Fund, Box 2015, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-2015.

Walter H. Stoner Sr.
MIFFLINTOWN - Walter H. Stoner Sr., 66, of Mifflintown RR3, died at 11:09 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born June 30, 1934, in Juniata County, he was the son of Virginia S. (Horning) Stoner of Mifflintown RR4 and the late John E. Stoner. His wife, Dixie L. (Shivery) Stoner, whom he married Nov. 8, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: children, Linda Freed and Marie Phillips, both of Mifflin, and Walter "Herb" Stoner Jr., Mifflintown RR3; brothers, Lee A. Stoner, Lewistown and John E. Stoner Jr., Wormleysburg; and five grandchildren. He was a 1953 graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown. He was a United States Army veteran. He worked out of Laborer's Local 1180 from 1972 until his retirement in 1996. He enjoyed hunting and bird watching. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Guss Funeral home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Louise Knotts officiating. Interment will be in Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills, where military honors will be provided by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

H. Deryl Stong
PORT ROYAL - H. Deryl Stong, 51, of Port Royal RR2 (Walnut), died at 11:26 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in the emergency room of the Lewistown Hospital of natural causes. Born Aug. 8, 1949, in Beale Township, Juniata County, he was the son of Rex O. and Katherine "Kit" (Milliken) Stong of Port Royal RR2. His wife, Dorothy J. (Arentz) Stong, whom he married Oct. 31, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: children, Curtis A. Stong, Mifflintown RR3, Mrs. Keith (Gwen A.) Nipple, Thompsontown RR1, and Mrs. Allan (Lisa J.) Noss, HC-67, Mifflin; sisters, Mrs. Jim (Dixie) Hunter, Port Royal RR2, Mrs. Max (Pat) Henry, HC-67, Mifflin, and Mrs. Bill (Donna) Evelyn, East Waterford RR1; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin E. Stong on Aug. 6, 1991. He had worked for PennDOT, Mifflintown before retiring with 18 years of service. He presently owned and operated Stong's Auto Parts, Mifflintown. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 925, Millerstown and the Lost Creek Golf Club, Oakland Mills. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James A. Neimond officiating. Interment will be in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal RR2. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC-63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Herman L. 'Toot' Stroup
RICHFIELD - Herman L. "Toot" Stroup, 87, of Richfield RR1 (Evendale), died at 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born May 18, 1913, in Oriental, he was the son of the late Abram and Minnie (Miller) Stroup. His wife, Hilma I. (Lesher) Stroup, whom he married May 30, 1936, died Dec. 17, 1998. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Bruce (Janet) Messimer, Mrs. Raymond (Carol) Kantz Hoffman, James E. Stroup, and Mrs. Regis (Alice) Powell, all of Richfield, Abram Stroup, McAlisterville RR1, Leroy S. Stroup, HCR 63 Richfield and Mrs. James (Doris) Kratzer, Selinsgrove; a sister, Florence Nace, HCR 63, Richfield; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, Elwood Stroup and Warren Stroup and a great-granddaughter. He attended Cocolamus and Evendale schools. He worked for his father in a sawmill; was a self-employed lumberman; and worked as a machinist for Colonial Furniture, Freeburg from 1969 until his retirement in 1979. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fixing things. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis and the Rev. C. Richard Beech officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Church Building Fund, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Audra B. Stuck
SHIREMANSTOWN - Audra B. Stuck, 78, of Shiremanstown, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township. Born July 26, 1921, in Coalport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (McMullen) Bloom. Her husband, William D. Stuck, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Audra J. Snyder, Phoenixville, Marcia A. Duryea, Amityville, N.Y. and Karen E. Johnson, Hollis, N.H.; sisters, Donna Wise, Lewistown and Frances Koser, Mechanicsburg; and 12 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, 212 State St., Harrisburg. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, 212 State St., Harrisburg, Pa. 17103, or to PA Pro Life Federation, 4800 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17109.

Janet J. Stuck
BURNHAM &emdash; Janet J. Stuck, 81, of 625 Highland Ave., Burnham, died at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Mary (Bulick) Smoker. Her husband, Foster William "Jake" Stuck, died in 1970. Surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Mary) Goss and James A. Stuck, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Mark (Roberta) Norris, Burnham, and Mrs. Gary (Linda) North, Reedsville; sisters and brother, Mary Baker, Allensville, Ruby Harmon, Cramer, and Fern Smoker, Mill Creek; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Janet A. Norris and Ruby F. Stuck and one son, Robert W. Stuck. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Belleville Lutheran Church and a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Company ladies auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

John Z. Stump Sr.
MIFFLIN - John Z. Stump Sr., 83, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, formerly of Mifflintown RR3, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at the village. Born July 2, 1917, in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Zook) Stump. His wife, Dorothy S. (Schlegel) Stump, whom he married July 25, 1936, survives. Also surviving are: children, John Z. Stump Jr., Mifflintown RR3, Rev. Charles L. Stump, Altoona, and Mary Kay Mantel, Chattanooga, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Kauffman, and a granddaughter, Deborah Ann Stump. In early life, he worked as a welder for 22 years at Standard Steel, Burnham and later became a self-employed farmer and retired as a building contractor and land developer. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown and had served on the planning commission of Milford Township. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Warren Q. "Doc" Stump
MIFFLINTOWN - Warren Q. "Doc" Stump, 86, of 411 Village Drive, Mifflintown, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1913, in Lack Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Edmund K. and Janie (Pyles) Stump. His wife, Florence (Manbeck) Stump, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Edmund K. Stump, Tempe, Ariz., W. Quig Stump, Bellefonte, and Thad V. Stump, Gilbert, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Harry (Agnes) Walker, Nazareth; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry M. Stump, on May 21, 1992; two brothers, Ross A. Stump and Fred A. Stump; and five sisters, Helen Stump, Edna M. Stump, Pauline Hower, Betty Sherman and Pat Chambers. He was a 1932 graduate of Mifflintown High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific and European theaters. In earlier life he worked for the Hawes Refractories, Hawstone and W.H. Manbeck, Mifflin. He was a very active member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Mifflintown, where he had served as an elder, trustee, past Sunday school superintendent, and past Junior Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Crawford-Brubaker VFW Post 5863 and the American Legion Post 298, both of Mifflintown; a volunteer for the Juniata County Meals on Wheels; and served on the Juniata County School Board for 12 years. He had served for 23 years as the Cub Master for the Mifflintown Cub Scout Troop and he was awarded by the Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council the Gold Medal, the Silver Beaver Award, and the Good Scout Award. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Lemon streets, Mifflintown, with Pastor David A. Cook officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the church. The family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, 208 Lemon St., Mifflintown, PA 17059. The Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Marie Strawser
MILLERSTOWN - Alice Marie Strawser, 75, of Millerstown RR2, Monroe Township, Juniata County, died at 12:23 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. She had been in ill health for the past six months. Born Aug. 19, 1925, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Frances (Burkheister) Strawser-Nace. Her husband, Sherman Lester Strawser, whom she married Jan. 18, 1944, survives. Also surviving are: children, Earl M. Strawser, Millerstown, Mrs. Joel (Ellen P.) Carvell, Richfield RR1, and Wannetta K. Leonard, Honey Grove; half-sisters, Anna Mae Duke and Mary Ethel Zeiders, both of Mifflintown, Ella Goodling, Richfield RR1, Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Mull, Selinsgrove and Mrs. George (Dorothy) Cramer, Carlisle; half-brothers, Donald Nace, Lewistown, and Glenn Nace, Richfield RR1; a foster sister, Mrs. Chester (Mary) Bitterman, Lancaster; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by foster parents, Ralph and Sadie Witmer, and by a half-brother, John Strawser. She was educated at the Lancaster Mennonite school. She worked at the Richfield and Liverpool shirt factories, and as a nursing assistant at the Nipple Convalescent Home, Liverpool and the Zendt Home, Richfield. She attended the Church of the Open Door, Richfield RR1. She enjoyed canning, reading her Bible and spending time with her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Open Door, Richfield RR1, with the Rev. Joseph R. Heeg officiating. Interment will be in Neimond's Cemetery, Richfield RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Miriam Delphina Ulsh Summy
MILLERSTOWN - Miriam Delphina Ulsh Summy, 89, of Millerstown, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, where she had resided for the past six weeks. Born Aug. 4, 1911 in Millerstown, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Selma (Branyan) Ulsh. Her husband Hoyd E. Summy, whom she married May 21, 1928, preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1963. Surviving are: twin daughters; Janice Y. Faust, Thompsontown and Joan Y. Long, Liverpool RR2, step-children; Jeffrey Faust, Joel Faust, Jason Faust and Dana Boskich, a brother; Lewis Ulsh, Waynesboro, six step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. She graduated from Millerstown High School and attended the former West Chester State Teachers College. She worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for three years prior to marriage. She was a homemaker who assisted her husband in his business, the Medico Press, a printing business in Millerstown, until her husband's death in 1963. She was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church, Millerstown, now the Highland United Presbyterian Church, Newport, were she was a deaconess and taught Sunday school for many years. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Highland United Presbyterian Church, Newport, with the Rev. Edward W. Baugh officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Highland United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 116, Newport, PA 17074, or to the Blessed Hope Bible church, RR2 Box 374, Liverpool, PA 17045.

Harvey L. Swartz
RICHFIELD - Harvey L. Swartz, age 77, of Richfield RR1, died at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, in the emergency room at Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1923 in Richfield, he was the son of the late Chester and Jennie (Hupp) Swartz. His first wife, Florence (Shrawder) Swartz, died in 1976. His second wife, Ruth (Swartz) Swartz, whom he married in 1983, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, S. Tom Auker, Dauphin, Christopher C. Auker, Richfield, Mrs. Larry (Patricia L.) Arbogast and Mrs. Dennis (Debra R.) Ulrich, both of Selinsgrove, and Mrs. Kenneth (Vivian D.) Seiler, Mount Joy; sisters, Gladys Kline, Selinsgrove RR1, Beatrice Lawrence, New Cumberland, Alice Hoffman, Mount Pleasant Mills, and Marguerite Kerstetter, Richfield RR1; and six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Gilbert Swartz, Oscar Swartz, Marian Hummel, and Emma Swartz. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart and three Bronze Service Stars. He was the owner and operator of the Swartz Equipment Company, Richfield RR1, which he founded in 1948. He was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, Cocolamus and a member of the Usher's Club of the church. He was also a member of the Free & Accepted Masonic Lodge 324, Mifflintown; the Harrisburg Consistory; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Juniata Valley Forest 88; the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown; the Moose Lodge 925, Millerstown; a charter member and past president of the Richfield Lions Club; a life member of the Purple Heart, Lt. George Ramer Chapter 656, Lewisburg; the Juniata County Farm Bureau; and the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown's United Methodist Church, Cocolamus, with the Rev. Ronald Landis officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery, where military rites will also be given. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Brown's United Methodist Building Fund, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Kassidy Grace Swartz
MEXICO - Kassidy Grace Swartz, infant daughter of Michael L. and Liza M. (Krepps) Swartz of Mexico, was stillborn at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Beverly (Imes) Swartz, Mifflintown HC 67, and her maternal grandparents, Terry L. and Cindy E. (O'Neal) Krepps, Thompsontown RR2. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jack D. Twombly officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery, Mifflintown RR2. There will be no viewing. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline E. Swartz
WALNUT - Pauline E. Swartz, 93, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin HC-67, and formerly of Walnut, died at 3:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at the village. Born Dec. 14, 1906, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late James and Ellen (Hart) Long. Her husband, G. Dale Swartz, preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1999. Surviving are: a twin sister, Helen Irene Kennedy, Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC-67, Mifflin, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Beaver in 1992. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nook, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Beale Township Fire Company. She retired as a seamstress from the Arrow Shirt Factory, Lewistown, and earlier had worked at the McAlisterville Sewing Factory. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Locust Grove, HC-67, Box 7, Mifflin, PA 17058.

Ray Leroy Swartz
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Ray Leroy Swartz, 74, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his residence, following an illness of two years. Born July 8, 1926, in Juniata County, he was the son of the late Leroy Z. and Sadie (Moyer) Swartz. His wife, Jeanetta R. (Troup) Swartz, who he married March 18, 1945, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Donald M. (Lorna J.) Hockenbroch, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1 and Peggy J. Rathfon, Lewisburg; brothers, Vincent Swartz, Port Royal and Byrant Swartz, Millerstown RR2; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Jean Hockenbroch; two brothers, Clyde Swartz and Moyer David Swartz; and one sister, Evelyn Shaffer. He was educated in Millerstown schools. He served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class in the Headquarters Detachment, 1321st Area Service Unit. He was employed in the engine house for the former Pennsylvania Railroad, Enola yards for 18 years. He was also a farmer for most of his life and a Perry Township supervisor for over 32 years. He was road foreman until his death. He was a member of the St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, where he was a Sunday school teacher, youth advisor, former board member and member of the board of trustees. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, and the Snyder County Township Association. He enjoyed metal detecting and hunting, especially bear. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Independent Brethren in Christ Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, with the Rev. Roger L. Womer officiating. Interment will be in the Aline United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: VNA Northumberland County Hospice, 21 W. Independent St., Shamokin, Pa 17872. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Tyler L. Swartz
CARLISLE - Tyler L. Swartz, 3 1/2, of 16 Buck Drive, Carlisle, formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday evening July 11, 2000, near his home from a drowning accident. Born Dec. 8, 1996, in Lewistown, he was the son of Terry L. and Desiree K. (Morgan) Swartz of Carlisle. He is also survived by maternal grandparents, Melody Groff, Newport, and Lauris G. Morgan, Carlisle; paternal grandparents, Mary A. Gardner, Lewistown and Mervin L. Swartz, Selinsgrove; maternal great-grandparents, June F. Pepper, St. Augustine, Fla. and Frank Morgan, Canton; paternal great-grandparents, Pearl V. Heckert, New Bloomfield, and Florence E. Kreider, Mifflintown; maternal step-grandfather, Kevin L. Groff, Newport; paternal step-grandmother, Bonnie K. Fidler, Selinsgrove; and paternal step-grandfather, Clyde E. Gardner Sr., Newport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rex Funeral Home, 308 Market St., Port Royal, with Pastor Ray G. Hackett of Millersburg officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery, Walker Township, Juniata County. Visitation with closed casket will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Earl E. 'Bud' Swartzell
GRANVILLE - Earl E. "Bud" Swartzell, 79, a resident of the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville, formerly of Millheim, Centre County, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the home. Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Millheim, he was a son of the late Earl B. and Martha (Musser) Swartzell. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jesse (Angeline) Barger, West Fourth Street, Lewistown and two grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family. He served as an aerial gunnery instructor in the United States Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre. In early life, he was a salesman for Construction Equipment Company, Salem, Ore.; worked in sales for Harvestore in the Lewistown area; and was employed at the Navy Ships Control Center, Mechanicsburg for 13 years. He was a member of the State College Elks Lodge 1600 and the Millheim American Legion Post 444. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kenneth W. Longfield officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Larry L. Swartzell
LEWISTOWN - Larry L. Swartzell, 59, of E-3 Lawler Place, Lewistown, died at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Aug. 2, 1940, in Milroy, he was the son of Catherine (Carter) Gahagan of E-7 Lawler Place, Lewistown. His wife, Jackie (Moyle) Swartzell of E-3 Lawler Place, Lewistown, whom he married May 8, 1981, survives. Also surviving are: step-brother and step-sisters, James S. Gahagan, Burnham, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Frankhouser, Barrville and Mary A. Colyer, Lewistown. He was preceded in death by his step-father, James P. Gahagan. He was employed at Skills Inc., Lewistown, for several years. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.

John B. Sweeney
DRESHER - John B. Sweeney, 68, of North Wales, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Dresher Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dresher. Born May 18, 1932, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Jack Sweeney and Helen Oswald. He is survived by a companion, Jo-Ann Pierie. Also surviving are: children, Mark R. Sweeney and Cynthia H. Malone, both of Lewistown, and Christopher E. Sweeney, Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He graduated from Temple University and Widener University with a Master's Degree in Education and Reading. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and held the rank of Corporal. He was formerly employed as supervisor of Adult Education and GED with the Philadelphia School District until his retirement in 1997. He also worked with special children. He enjoyed ballroom dancing. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 527 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914.

William E. Swigart Jr.
HUNTINGDON - William E. Swigart Jr., 85, of 2101 Ellis Ave., Huntingdon, died at 7:23 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Feb. 2, 1915, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late W. Emmert and Eva (Workman) Swigart. His first wife, Helen (Fetterhoof) Swigart, whom he married in 1940, preceded him in death May 11, 1991. His second wife, Patricia (Bittner) Trefz Swigart, whom he married Oct. 18, 1992, survives. Also surviving are: children; William E. Swigart III, North Providence, R.I., Jeffrey F. Swigart, Malvern, Anne S. Seeger, Arlington, Va., and Mrs. Thomas (Susan S. ) Porter, Plymouth, Mich.; stepchildren; Stephen R. Hall and Mrs. Roy C. (Patricia E.) Krow, both of Hummelstown; a sister, Mrs. Thomas W. (Naomi S.) Miller, Huntingdon; eight grandchildren; three step-granddaughters and a step-great-granddaughter. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, and was commissioned as a captain. He graduated in 1933 from Huntingdon High School and attended Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio, and graduated from Juniata College, Huntingdon in 1937. After college graduation, he joined Swigart Associates Inc., the firm founded by his father in 1907, with offices located in Lewistown. He was a lifelong member of the Stone Church of the Brethren, where he was a teacher of the adult bible class and served as a Deacon. He was a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, and the founding chairman of the Huntingdon County Community Chest, which eventually became the United Way. He served on that board for more than 60 years. He was honored in 1998 by receiving the Community Star Jefferson Award for outstanding community service, representing six central Pennsylvania counties. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed in Boy Scouting and the Good Scout Award, and was locally recognized as being the first Eagle Scout in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Centre counties. He was a member of the Board of Director of the Juniata Valley Council No. 497 - Boy Scouts of America and was the director of Boy Scouts in Mifflin County for several years. He was a member of the board of Pennsylvania Crimestoppers. He was a director emeritus of Swigart Associates and Penn Central National Bancorp; an emeriti member of the Board of Trustees, Class Fund Agents and served on the President's Advisory Council of Juniata College. He was a member of the BPOE Elks No. 976, Huntingdon, the Jaffa Shrine Temple, the Huntingdon Country Club, the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post No. 24, Huntingdon, and a past president and a 60-year-plus member of the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club. He was the owner of the William E. Swigart Jr. Antique Automobile Museum, Huntingdon, the oldest car museum in America. It was started by his father and taken over by William at the time of his father's death in 1949. Since 1947, he was a life member, a past national president and former secretary of the Board of Antique Automobile Club of America, Inc. He served on the club's board of directors for 35 years, and had served as president and secretary of the Past Presidents Club. He was a member of the Classic Car Club of America, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, the Steam Car Club of America, the National Association of Automobile Museums, the National Trust of Historic Preservations, the Fire Mark Circle of the Americas and Fire Mark Circle of London, England. He was also a member of the Train Collectors Association, the Automobile License Plate collectors Association, the Antique Toy Collectors Association of America and was a founding member of the Society of Automotive Historians Inc. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stone Church of the Brethren, 17th and Moore Streets, Huntingdon. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Hummelstown, and from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Ridge Road and Juniata Avenue, Smithfield Township, Huntingdon, and from 2 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

David R. Szimanski Sr.
MILROY - David R. Szimanski Sr., 62, of 35 Leroy Lane, Milroy, died at 8 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2000, at his residence. Born Oct. 26, 1937, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late John and Catherine Lillian (Kane) Szimanski. His wife, Evelyn R. (Fisher) Szimanski, whom he married Oct. 27, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, David R. Szimanski Jr., Donna R. Pruitt, and Dianne R. Dotter, all of Baltimore, Md.; brothers and sisters, Nelson J. Szimanski, Edward H. Szimanski, Walter A. Szimanski, Catherine Clark, Betty Szimanski, and William T. Szimanski, all of Baltimore, Md.; and 11 grandchildren. He retired in January of 1993 from Signode Steel Strapping, Baltimore, Md. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Wagner officiating. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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