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Asparuk 'Butch' Abrashoff
MOUNT UNION - Asparuk "Butch" Abrashoff, 88, of 216 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, died Saturday morning, June 16, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. He had been in failing health for several years. Born Sept. 7, 1912, in Steelton, he was the son of the late Tasse and Mary (Behofcist) Abrashoff. His first wife, Ann E. Abrashoff, died Nov. 20, 1975. His second wife, Lena (Parsons) Price Abrashoff, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, Lolita Secrest, Lewistown and Lawrence Wilson, Mount Union RR2; brother and sisters, Donald Abrashoff, Altoona, Nada Rinker, Prudence Island, RI, and Jean Parker, New York City, NY; four step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two stepchildren: Harry Wilson and Louise Daughenbaugh; one step-grandchild; and three brothers and one sister. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served as a Sergeant with Company F, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division. He received the EAME Thr service Medal with two bronze stars and the Purple Heart, while in the European Theatre. He was co-owner and operator of the Mount Union Beverage, from which he retired in 1979, with 43 years of service. He was of the Orthodox faith. He was a life member and past president of the Simpson-Hunt Post 107, American Legion in Mount Union and a life member of the Blue Juniata VFW Post 5754, Mount Union. He was an avid sports fan. There will be no viewing or services. Burial will be in the Garden of Honors in the Mount Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ronald McDonald House, North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA. The Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Adair
LEWISTOWN - Dorothy M. Adair, 83, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 40 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at the nursing home. Born July 13, 1918, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Harry F. and Mae I. (Riden) Ganoe. Her husband, Donald E. Adair Sr, died May 2, 1982. Surviving are: a son, Donald E. Adair Jr., 4284 SR 103 North, Lewistown; sisters and brother, Mrs. George (Marion) Collins, Lewistown, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Feathers, Harrisburg, and Harry L. Ganoe, Felton, DE; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister. She was an office employee at the Bon-Ton Department Store for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Silver Star Sunday School Class and a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also a member of the Fort Granville Grange. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Karen McCachren, director of Caring Ministries, 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: First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Glen W. Adams
CHAMBERSBURG - Glen W. Adams, 70, of 657 Forest Road, Chambersburg, died at 2:46 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 25, 1930, in Warriors Mark, he was the son of the late Jessie and Frances I. (Johnson) Adams. His wife, Marjorie I. (Gillam) Adams, whom he married May 30, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. George (Jo Ann) Adams Wisor, Jeffrey S. Adams, and Kelly B. Adams, all of Chambersburg; a sister, Mrs. George (Ann) Smith, Chambersburg; five grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He was graduate of Allensville High School. In 1974, he founded Chambersburg Waster Paper Co., Chambersburg and currently owned and operated the CWP Discount Outlet, Chambersburg, which he founded April 6, 1999. Early in his life he had farmed, was employed by New Holland Machine Company in Belleville, as a driver by Daily Express in Carlisle, and by the former Horn's Motor Express, Chambersburg. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg. He was also a member of the General James Chambers Lodge 801 F&AM, Chambersburg; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Valley Forest 145, Shippensburg; the Zembo Temple, Harrisburg; a 32nd degree mason with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Harrisburg; the BPO Elks Lodge 600, Chambersburg; the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 842, Chambersburg; the Chambersburg Club; the Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg; member and Past Director of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association; the Family Motor Coach Association; and a former member of the Civitan Club, Chambersburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, with the Rev. Jimmie Knox officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by members of the General James Chambers Lodge 801, Chambersburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Dialysis Services of Pennsylvania-Chambersburg, 765 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Richard D. 'Spig' Adams
MATTAWANA - Richard D. "Spig" Adams, 67, of Adam's Lane, Mattawana, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1933, in Bratton Township, he was the son of the late Chester D. and Carrie E. (Moist) Adams. His wife, Shirley Jean (Kauffman) Adams, whom he married Jan. 13, 1954, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Richard L. Adams, Mattawana; a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Kimbra S.) Morrison, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Florence Weaver and Mrs. Lawrence (Susie) College, both of Lewistown, Myles Adams and Betsy Fisher, both of Mattawana, Melvin Adams, McVeytown, and Grace Mizerek, Covina, Calif.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Paul Adams; a daughter, Susan Jean Adams; four sisters, Dora Zeiders, Blanche Adams, Mary Settle, Annie Adams; and a brother, Homer Adams. He was employed in the Rolling Steel Department of Overhead Door Inc., Lewistown, for 23 years. He was Protestant by faith. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry L. Wise officiating. Interment will be in the Hertzler Cemetery, Mattawana. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the March of Dimes, Central PA Chapter, 160 S. Progress Ave., Suites 2A and 1C, Harrisburg, PA 17109-4624 or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

George R. Aitkin
LEWISTOWN - George R. Aitkin, 80, formerly of Milroy, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 4, 1921, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Ralph Russler and Rhoda Adams (Naginey) Aitkin. Surviving are: a brother, Frank N. Aitkin, Milroy, and a sister, Mrs. Patrick (Helen) Rametti, Peterstown, WV. He was a farmer. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II. He was a member and former superintendent of White Memorial Congregational Church, Siglerville. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Robert C. Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the funeral home.

Barbara A. Alcala
ELIZABETHTOWN - Barbara A. Alcala, 59, of 982 Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at her residence. Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Sarah (Hughes) Earnest of Barrville and the late Harvey Earnest. Her husband of 39 years, David M. Alcala Sr., Elizabethtown, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. John (Victoria) Risenbatt, Lebanon, Tracey Alcala, Campbellstown, Mrs. Lloyd (Carol) Fake, Annville, David M. Alcala Jr., Palmyra, and Christopher Alcala, Quentin; brother and sister, John Earnest, Lewistown and Mrs. Richard (Sheila) Finegan, Palmyra; and six grandchildren. She worked as an assembler for AMP Inc., Harrisburg. She was a member of the Palmyra Church of God. She enjoyed reading, puzzle books, and camping. She was also an avid Elvis Presley fan and collected Elvis memorabilia as well as ceramic dolls. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Palmyra Assembly of God Church, 1384 Park Drive, Palmyra. Interment will be in the Colebrook Lutheran Church Cemetery, Colebrook. Friends may call 6:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to The American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. The Frank S. Miller Funeral Home Inc., 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, is in charge of arrangements.

Joan A. Alexander
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Joan A. "Joanie" Alexander, 76, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph W. "Joe" Alexander. Also surviving are: children, Kathi Kirby and David Alexander, both of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, Jane DeWitt, St. Petersburg, FL; and one granddaughter. She was a 1942 graduate of Lewistown High School. She retired after 33 years as a linotype operator for the St. Petersburg Times and also worked for Hall's Wholesale Florist. She was a member of North East Park Baptist Church. Services were held at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, 2201 Ninth St. North, St. Petersburg, FL. Entombment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook @www.andersonmcqueen.com

Elizabeth M. Almgren
KYLERTOWN - Elizabeth M. Almgren, 93, of Kylertown, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Philipsburg Area Hospital, Philipsburg. Born Oct. 27, 1907, in Patton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha M. (Chapman) Morgan. Her husband, Paul G. Almgren of Kylertown, whom she married April 28, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, Margie Martin, Lanse, Paul Dean Almgren, Newark, Del. and Clarence Records, Wilmington, Del.; sisters and brothers, Ida Smith and Jessie Conaway, both of Lewistown, Melvin Morgan, Clearfield and Richard Morgan, Valrico, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Morgan and Edward Morgan. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Morrisdale. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, (Forest RR) Morrisdale, with the Rev. Norman L. Marden officiating. Interment will be in Grassflat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery, Grassflat. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Route 53, Grassflat and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 335, Morrisdale, PA 16858.

Mary K. Amey
MIFFLINTOWN - Mary K. Amey, 93, formerly of HCR 63 of Richfield, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Brookline Manor, RR1 Mifflintown. Born Oct. 4, 1907, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the later Samuel and Grace (Shirk) Leitzel. Her husband, Steril E. Amey, died on June 20, 1995. She is survived by: a daughter, Twila Baker of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Geraldine Arbogast of Mount Pleasant Mills; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: brothers, Shirk, Robert, Ernest and Nobel; sisters, Olive Hornberger, Agnes Fisher and Ethel Earnest. She was a former employee of Shellenberger Shirt Factory, Richfield. She was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading and gardening. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Richfield Mennonite Church with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will be in Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund of Richfield Mennonite Church, RR1 Box 11, Richfield, PA 17086. The George P. Garman Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant Mills is in charge of arrangements.

Frances L. Amspacker
TOPTON - Frances L. (Leister) Amspacker, 78, of Tipton, and formerly of New Tripoli, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at the Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Vira, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Hattie (Henry) Leister. Her husband, Arthur A. Amspacker, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a son, Arick Amspacker, Bethlehem, daughters, Anita Greenfield, San Jose, CA, Alana DeWitt, Dover, NH, and Andra Hausman, New Tripoli; brothers, Brice Leister, Lewistown, and Clifford Leister, Manheim, sisters, Sylvia Harper, Lewistown, Florence Goss, Centre Hall, Verna Laub, Lewistown; and six grandchildren. She co-owned 3-A Ceramics with her husband for 25 years in New Smithsville before retiring in 1995. She was of the Lutheran Faith and a member of the Eastern Star in Kutztown. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.

Daniel Mario 'Deno' Annechino
BEAVERTOWN - Daniel Mario "Deno" Annechino, 78, of Beavertown, died at 10 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, after a brief illness. Born July 23, 1922, in Rochester, NY, he was a son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Marcucci) Annechino. Florence (Moyer) Folk, his companion of many years, survives. He is also survived by two sons, John Annechino and Scott Annechino, both of Rochester, NY; two sisters and four brothers, Marion Fazero, Helen Distaffen, Arthur Annechino, Richard Annechino, John Annechino and Edward Annechino, all of Rochester, NY; four stepchildren, Cindy Ammerman, Debra Long, Craig Folk and David Folk; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the Teamsters Union, after 30 years as a truck driver. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown. He enjoyed helping at the Rescue Hose Fire Company, Beavertown. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Beavertown, with the Rev. Michael Watson officiating. Family will receive friends 2:30 p.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, 61 N. Duke St., Sunbury, PA 17801. Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, is in charge of arrangements. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

G. Edgar "Ed" Arbogast
MT. PLEASANT MILLS - G. Edgar "Ed" Arbogast, 78, of RR1, Mt. Pleasant Mills, died at 12:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at the Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Center, Selinsgrove. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Andrew C. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

Harold L. "Pete" Arentz LEWISTOWN - Harold L. "Pete" Arentz, 73, of 852 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 29, 1927 in Hawstone, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Harry and Rosa K. (Bailor) Arentz. His wife, Dorothy A. (Kuhns) Arentz, died May 27, 1999. Surviving are: children, William R. Ritter, Tipton, IN, Dottie Myers, 31 Big Ridge Rd., Lewistown, Lee Michaels, Colorado Springs, CO, and Phyllis L. Moyer, 59 Woodlawn Avenue, Milroy; brothers and sisters, Lillie Leeper, Stine Drive, Lewistown, Lois E. Hower, Parkview, Lewistown, and Harry Arentz, Harvard Street, Lewistown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold L. Arentz Jr., in 1987, and three sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, retiring in 1968 after 20 years. He was commander of V.F.W. Post 7011, Lewistown, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13, Lewistown. He was a lieutenant in the Honor Guard. He was a protestant by faith. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece and the Rev. Ralph H. Wilson officiating. Graveside military services will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 7011, Lewistown. There is no viewing. The Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to V.F.W. Post 7011, 12 Chestnut St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

David L. Armstrong
PORTAGE, Ind. - David L. Armstrong, 71, of Portage, Ind., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence. Born July 5, 1929, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Lewis Carl and Hattie Sarah (Hackett) Armstrong. His wife, Mary Ann (Schramm) Armstrong, whom he married Feb. 12, 1972 in Portage, Ind., survives. Also surviving are: children, David L. Armstrong II, Chesterton, Ind., Douglas L. Armstrong and Mrs. Van (Suzanne R.) Tuley, both of Portage, Ind., Robert D. Armstrong, Mrs. Charles (Teresa) Fawley, Rhonda S. Armstrong, and Jill E. Armstrong, all of Michigan City, Ind.; brother and sisters, Eugene Armstrong, Spruce Hill, Pauline Bamford, Pearl Bodtorf, Betty Shank, and Mrs. Sam (Joyce) Rocco, all of Lewistown; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Crawford Armstrong, Charles Armstrong, and Violet Armstrong; a half-brother, Carl Armstrong; and one grandson, David Armstrong III. He served in the United States Air Force. He was a superintendant in the roll shop of Midwest Steel. He was a member of the Nativity of Our Savior Parish and the Retirees Club of Midwest Steel. Services were held at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, Ind., with the Rev. Father Patrick Kalich officiating. Interment was in Heritage Cemetery, Portage, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to: the VNA Hospice of Porter County, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Agnes Mae Arndt
RICHFIELD - Agnes Mae Arndt, 70, of Richfield RR1, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1931, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar S. and Clare (Graybill) Shirk. Her husband, James R. Arndt, whom she married March 30, 1952, died Feb. 10, 1998. Surviving are: children, Shawn R. Arndt, HCR 72, Richfield, Darryl V. Arndt, Selinsgrove, Carolyn M. Arndt, Mount Pleasant Mills and Fawn A. Arndt, Richfield, RR1; brother and sister, Herman R. Shirk, Selinsgrove and Florence A. Lyter, Liverpool RR1; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy P. Shirk, Raymond E. Shirk and H. Blaine Shirk. She was a 1949 graduate of the former Fayette High School, McAlisterville. She received her cosmetology license from the Empire Beauty School, Sunbury and operated Agnes Mae Arndt's Beauty Shop from her home. She was also employed at various local garment factories as a seamstress. She attended the Richfield United Church of Christ, Richfield. She was a life member of the Snyder County Historical Society, a member of the Richfield Fire Company and the ladies auxiliary, the Richfield Ambulance League and the American Association of Retired Persons. She enjoyed camping, cooking, baking and was an accomplished seamstress. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. George W. Henry officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Edna C. Arnold
MCALISTERVILLE - Edna C. Arnold, 82, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born March 28, 1918, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Banks R. and Celia P. (Strawser) Naylor. Her husband, Raymond S. Arnold of Malta Home, Granville, whom she married Dec. 3, 1938, survives. Surviving are: sons, Paul A. Arnold, Cocolamus and Dale R. Arnold, McAlisterville; sisters, Dorothy Arnold, Althea Smith, and Evelyn Varner, all of McAlisterville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Fred I. Arnold and brother and sisters, Robert Naylor, Florence Graybill, Jennie Ehrenzellers, Elsie Stroup and Dora Elsasser. She attended Stoney Run School, where she played in Swartz's Band. She was a homemaker and had been employed as folder for L. Shellenberger & Sons Shirt Factory, East Salem for 25 years. She was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2 and the Missionary Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of the church. She enjoyed crocheting, playing clarinet, guitar, piano, and telling stories. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAisterville, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Esther May Arnold
RICHFIELD - Esther May Arnold, 70, of Richfield, died at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home. Born May 7, 1930, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Nettie B. (Shellenberger) Leitzel. Her husband, Melvin E. Arnold, whom she married March 7, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, Stephen W. Arnold, Austin, AR, David H. Arnold, Millerstown RR2 and Philip E. Arnold, Richfield RR1; a daughter: Mrs. Gregory (Deborah L.) Shambach, Middleburg; four brothers, Roy E. Leitzel, Percy S. Leitzel and Albert Leitzel, all of Richfield and Lester L. Leitzel, of McAlisterville; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, William H. Leitzel, Ralph E. Leitzel, Beatrice A. Hassinger, Ruth A. Strawser, two brothers and two sisters in infancy. She attended Cherry Hill Grammar School, Evendale. She was employed as a seamstress at the Richfield Shirt Factory for 30 years. She was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Sunday School Class No. 2. She was also a member of the Richfield Ambulance League. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and flowers. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment will follow in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Lee Wayne Arnold
CARLISLE - Lee Wayne Arnold, 56, of Carlisle, formerly of McClure, died at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, at his home. Born March 27, 1945, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Glenn A. and A. Pearl (Kinger) Arnold. His wife, Beverly (Eckert) Arnold, whom he married July 25, 1981, survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Edward "Barry" Arnold of Tacoma, Wash. and Robert Arnold of Mechanicsburg. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, McClure. He enjoyed his pets and painting. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. John Shellenberger officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery.

Roger Arnold
BRONX, NY - Roger Arnold, 49, of 344 Brook Ave., Bronx, NY, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital, after several months illness. Born May 12, 1951 in Jamaica, NY, he was the son of Robert Yeldell of Harrisburg and the late Virginia Arnold. He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann (Bender) Arnold, formally a Belleville resident, whom he married Sept. 12, 1971. He is also survived by two daughters: Carmella Arnold and Candace Arnold, both at home; three sisters, Regina Dore of New York, NY; Renee Foster of Kew Gardins, NY; and Robin Bryant of Harrisburg; , one grand-daughter; and a stepmother, Margaret Yeldell of Harrisburg. He was a veteran of the U S Army. He had worked at one time for the U.S. Postal Service and more recently as a security officer at Duane Reade and Toys-R-Us, both in New York City. He was a member of the Seventh Avenue Mennonite Church, New York, NY. He was a skilled drummer and he played for various churches throughout New York City. He was an active volunteer in the school system and in the Parent-Teacher Association. Services were held on Friday at the Seventh Avenue Mennonite Church, New York, NY. Interment was in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY. The Groff-High-Eckenroth Funeral Home Inc., Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

William M. Augustine
SHAMOKIN - William M. Augustine, 71, of 1035 W. Independence St., Coal Township, Shamokin, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Shamokin Area Community Hospital after an extended illness. Born Nov. 2, 1929, in Coal Township, he was a son of the late Albert and Marcella (Bradley) Augustine. His wife, Joanne (Osinski) Augustine, whom he married Nov. 21, 1953, at Mother of Consolation Church, Mount Carmel, survives. Also surviving are: children, William M. Augustine Jr., Reedsville, Nancy Gordon, Bloomsburg and Joanne Schmoyer, Reading; sisters and a brother, Louise Garrigan, Myerstown, Marcy Reading, Coal Township and Phillip Augustine, Mount Carmel; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson and by one brother, Albert Augustine, and two sisters, Elizabeth Kanaskie and Patricia Meiser. He was a 1948 graduate of Coal Township High School. He was a blacksmith, and also worked as an oiler on a power shovel in the strip mining coal industry. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Shamokin. He served as a volunteer fireman, having been a life-member of the Main Fire Company, where he also served as a trustee. Those attending a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. today are asked to meet at 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Church, 863 West Chestnut St., Coal Township. Visitation and a Christian Vigil Service were held Friday evening. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Our Lady of Hope Church, 863 West Chestnut St., Coal Township, PA 17866. The Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur A. Aumiller
MILROY - Arthur A. Aumiller, 82, of 45 Sue St., Milroy, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday July 3, 2001, at Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown. Born July 23, 1918, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Claire (Ramsey) and Ray C. Aumiller Sr. His wife, Hazel (Hood) Aumiller, whom he married July 12, 1942, survives. Also surviving are: children, Daniel A. Aumiller, Westerville, OH, Gail L. Aumiller, Chambersburg, Beth E. Aumiller, Reedsville and Jan Aumiller-Szeerba, Harrisburg; sister, Mary Jane Romig, Milroy; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Ray Aumiller Jr., Glenn Aumiller, Lynwood Aumiller, Ruby Fluke, Gladys Henry, and an infant sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served from 1942-1946. He received his bachelor's degree in 1954 and his master's degree in 1955 from the Pennsylvania State University. He was a special education teacher for the Mifflin County School District, beginning in 1955 and retiring in 1982. He then was a substitute until Feb. 22, 2001. He also co-owned Mil-View TV Cable Company in Milroy. He was a member of White Memorial United Church of Christ, Milroy, where he was a former Sunday school teacher. He was also a life member of Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Trinity UCC, PO Box 1213, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Katheryn L. Aurand
SELINSGROVE - Katheryn L. Aurand, 83, of Penn Lutheran Village, formerly of Middleburg RR4, died at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Jamison City, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Pearl (Babb) Travelet. Her husband, Jay A. Aurand, whom she married May 23, 1935, preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1996. Surviving are: a daughter, Janice K. Farley, Tampa, FL; a son, James H. Aurand, Middleburg RR4; two brothers, Charles E. Travelet, Middleburg and Walter M. Travelet Jr., Kreamer; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Byron R. Travelet. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Middleburg. She retired from the Selinsgrove Center after 12 years of service in food service. She previously worked for the Midd-West School District as a cook at Middleburg High School. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with Rev. Joan Darrow officiating. Interment will be in the Paxtonville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Middleburg, PA, 17842. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Marie A. Austin
LEWISTOWN - Marie A. Austin, 82, of 128 Austin Lane, Lewistown, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1918, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Eva (Otto) Haller. Her husband, William E. Austin, died Nov. 15, 1956. Surviving are: children, Mrs. William (Nancy M.) Stoner Sr., Mrs. James (Marian V.) Kulp Sr., Andrew G. Austin, and Brian M. Austin, all of Lewistown, James M. Austin, McAlisterville, Shirley J. Virtue, Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Hershel (Janet L.) Cram, Milroy, Mrs. Ronald (Gail I.) Knepper, Yeagertown, Mrs. Evan (Helen K.) Katz, Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Roger (Sharon A.) Guerrini, Baltimore, Md.; stepchildren, Betty L. Bloom, Yeagertown and William E. Austin Jr., Mattawana; a sister, Ruth Henry, Belltown; 34 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Austin and Richard Austin, two brothers and three sisters. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel AME Church. She played the cymbals in the Lewistown Drum and Bugle Corps. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Bethel AME Church, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service today at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel AME Church, PO Box 1047, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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