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Alexander Peter Charles Bogush
BEAVERTOWN - Alexander Peter Charles Bogush, 21, of Beavertown, passed away at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, as a result of a ATV accident. Born May 26, 1980, in Tucson, AZ, he was a son of Donna S. (Phaegan) Bogush, RR1 Beavertown, and Michael P. Bogush, Mt. Caramel. A gathering of Alex's family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wenesday at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown. A service of rememberance will be held at 8 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating.

James C. 'Simmy' Bonson
CENTRE HALL - James C. "Simmy" Bonson, 76, of Centre Hall, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Rural Aaronsburg, he was the son of the late J. Clinton and Martha Mary Jane (Boyer) Bonson. Surviving are: stepchildren, Debbie Winters of North Carolina and Terry L. Wagner of Rural Centre Hall; sisters, Barbara E. Bubb, Rural Centre Hall and Margaret E. Condo, Rural Spring Mills; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Diane Derr and Cathy Bonson; and two brothers, William and Lester Bonson. He farmed for many years and worked as a custodian at Centre Hall-Potter Township Elementary School. Later, he worked at the Centre Hall Farm Store, Centre Hall. He was an excellent square dance caller and had formed a square dance band. He was an avid baseball fan, who also enjoyed hunting and family reunions. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. George Burn officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to Make A Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Alice R. Boob
RURAL CENTRE HALL - Alice R. Boob, 87, of Rural Centre Hall, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at home. Born Jan. 19, 1913, in Oak Hall, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Elizabeth (Coble) Page. Her husband, Wayne Boob, died in 1980. She is survived by: children, Stella Wyland of Potters Mills, Margaret Elsie Decker of Rural Centre Hall, Gilbert Boob of Millheim, Clarence "Frank" Boob and Luther Boob, both of State College, Charles Boob and Donald "Bill" Boob, both at home; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Haines, a son, Harry E. "Mic" Boob, and two grandchildren. She had been employed at Murata Erie, State College and at the Imperial Hotel, State College. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Centre Hall and the Centre Hall Senior Citizens. She especially enjoyed doing crafts and fishing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Allan Glass officiating. Interment will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Tusseyville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 600 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Madelon S. Book
PORT ROYAL - Madelon S. Book, 87, of Port Royal RR3, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at her home. Born July 31, 1913, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Mark L. and Mabel (Esh) Stitt. Her husband, Harold H. "Brother" Book, died June 20, 1983. Surviving are: children, Harold S. "Sonny" Book, Mark H. Book and Mrs. Robert (Diane) Ditmer, all of Port Royal RR3, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Eckhart, Bethel, and Mrs. William (Verna) Gilliland, Port Royal RR2; a sister, Katherine Sausser, Camp Hill; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen J. Smith on April 9, 1977 and by two sisters, Mildred Ruhl and Maxine Silver. She was a 1932 graduate of Port Royal High School. She was a member of the Port Royal United Presbyterian Church and a member for more than 75 years of the Turbett Grange No. 781. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with Pastor Terry G. Smith officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 300, Danville, PA 17821.

Gertrude E. Boone
EAST WATERFORD - Gertrude E. Boone, 78, of East Waterford, died at 10:54 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 28, 1922 in Lack Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Burdge) Yohn. Her husband, Warren H. Boone, died April 23, 1990. Surviving are: children, Warren Boone Jr., East Waterford, Mildred "Sis" Imes, Port Royal RR2 and Kathryn "Kathy" Rosenberry, Dry Run; brothers and sisters, Jay C. Yohn and Clair L. Yohn, East Waterford RR1, Adrean Yohn, Neelyton, June Woodal, Needmore, Helena Neibert, Waynesboro and Shirley Longacre, Port Royal; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, William Boone. She was a retired seamstress at the former East Waterford Textile Factory. She was a member of the East Waterford United Methodist Church, the East Waterford Senior Citizens Center, the East Waterford Fire Co., the East Waterford Ambulance Division and Ladies Auxiliary and the Lack-Tuscarora EMS. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the East Waterford United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Walters and the Rev. Dennis R. Thompson Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call noon - 9 p.m. Thursday at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, where the family will be present from 7 - 9 p.m. and also 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: East Waterford Senior Citizen's Center, East Waterford, PA 17021 or to the East Waterford United Methodist Church, c/o Helen Robinson, treasurer, East Waterford, PA 17021.

Phyllis J. Boop
LEWISTOWN - Phyllis J. Boop, 66, of 5 Harding Ave., Lewistown, died at 4:23 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Center. Born Nov. 13, 1934, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline (Pennepacker) Logan Sr. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Spade, McAlisterville and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Penny Miller in 1992, and was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Logan Jr. She worked for the Lewistown Hospital Lewis Line. She was a member of the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, as well as the Aid Association for Lutherans, the Naughty Ladies for the church and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 143. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or to The American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Lorma G. Boozel
MOUNT UNION - Lorma Geraldine Boozel, 66, of Lucy Furnace Road, Mount Union, died at 3:36 a.m. Monday, April, 23, 2001, at her home. Born May l9, 1934, in Blacklog Valley, Lack Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Kelly) Krause. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cloyd I. Hoffman, and her second husband, Theodore E. Boozel, whom she married Oct. 21, 1977, survives. Also surviving are: three children, Boyd Hoffman and Brian Hoffman, both of Orbisonia, and Carol Weaver, Mount Union; three stepsons, Theodore Boozel, Robert Boozel, and Dennis Boozel, all of Mount Union; two brothers and four sisters, Richard Krause and Boyd Krause, both of Orbisonia, Irene Glunt and Vielda Seibert, both of Shade Gap, Ruth Parsons and Dorothy Hoffman, both of Neelyton; six grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Cloyd and three sisters, Evelyn Laidig, Helen Holden, and Olive Krause. She was a member of the Orbisonia Church of the Nazarene. She was last employed at the Harbison-Walker Refractories, Mount Union. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Richard Vandervort and the Rev. Darrell Nicklow officiating. Interment will be made in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Diane B. Borgmann
Diane B. Borgmann, 60, of Warminster, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John and Gretta Wisehaupt. Surviving are: children, Hans and Peter Borgmann, Warminster; and a brother, John "Denny" Wisehaupt, Bellefonte. She was a substitute teacher in the Centenial School District. Her service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Road, Warminster. Interment will be at noon Friday at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary Olive (Tate) Borst
BELLEVILLE - Mary Olive (Tate) Borst, 89, a resident of Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001 at Valley View Haven. Born Nov. 14, 1911 in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Hoy) Tate. Her husband Douglas R. Borst preceded her in death in 1964. Surviving are: children, Ray Borst, Merrittstown, Dean Borst, Murraysville, Jerry Borst, Brentwood, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Buenting, Lewistown, Roger Borst, North Huntingdon, and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Miller, Glen Rock; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a graduate of the Penn State University Home Economics program. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Pitcairn. A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Bert Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Penn Lincoln Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Friends may call from 6:30 p.m. today until the time of the service at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Melvin K. Bortell
MIFFLINTOWN - Melvin K. Bortell, 90, of Brookline Retirement Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Lewistown, died at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at the village. He was born Oct. 27, 1910, in McVeytown, Mifflin County. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Kenneth (Kay L.) Stuck, Mifflintown and Thomas J. Bortell, Tucson, AZ; a sister, Violet Meade, New York, NY; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Louis A. Bortell in 1962. He was a 1928 graduate of Lewistown High School. He began his employment at the Tom Johnson Shoe Store, Lewistown as a high school student and retired as the store's owner and operator in 1979, with over 50 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of the Lewistown Lodge F&AM 203; the Lewistown Royal Arch Chapter 186; a 50 year member of the Zembo Shrine, Harrisburg; and the Harrisburg Consistory, AASR. He had been active in the Lewistown Lions Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horticulture. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. Jeffrey D. McCleary officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin County Historical Society, 1 West Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Jay L. Botteicher
MCALISTERVILLE - Jay L. Botteicher, 47, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 4:49 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 23, 1953, in Lewistown, he was the son of Margaret (Gardner) Botteicher of McAlisterville RR2 and the late Ralph J. Botteicher. He is survived by sisters and brothers, Margaret West, Mifflin, Ralph J. Botteicher Jr., Dunellen, NJ, John L. Botteicher, Mrs. Daryl (Naomi) Marietta and Mrs. Kenneth (Brenda) Hall, all of Levittown. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and an infant sister. He was employed by the Cocolamus Creek Disposal Service, McAlisterville RR1. He was a member of the Morrisville Elks Lodge and the Juniata Sportsmen's Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Ralph J. Botteicher
MCALISTERVILLE - Ralph J. Botteicher, 79, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born May 8, 1921, in Granville Township, he was the son of the late Ralph C. and Anna (Weaver) Botteicher. His wife, Margaret (Gardner) Botteicher, whom he married Nov. 23, 1940, survives. He is also survived by children, Margaret West, Mifflin, Ralph J. Botteicher Jr., Dunellen, NJ, John L. Botteicher, Mrs. Daryl (Naomi) Marietta, and Mrs. Kenneth (Brenda) Hall, all of Levittown, and Jay L. Botteicher, McAlisterville; sisters and brothers, John L. Botteicher, Amy Shell, and Mrs. Abner (Hilda) Attivo, all of Lewistown, and James Botteicher, Fort Smith, Ark.; 23 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. He was preceded in death by two infant children and one brother, Harry Botteicher. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army Air Corps in the European Theatre. He was employed by United States Steel Fairless Hills Works, (now USX), as a leadman in the Open Hearth Division for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion Post 317, Yardley; the American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown; the United Steelworkers of America Local 2023, Fairless Hills; and the Juniata Sportsmens Club. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown, with a graveside flag presentation by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Red Cross, 13 E. Market St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Viola V. Bowen
Viola V. Bowen, 90, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of Port Royal RR3 (Tuscarora), died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 200l, at Locust Grove. Born Aug. 20, 1911, in Spring Run, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie (Guyer) Reed. Her husband, Edward J. Bowen, died Dec. 30, 1977. Surviving are: children, Paul S. Bowen, New Cumberland, Doris B. Hoverter, Lewistown, Nancy J. Foose, Port Royal RR3, Donald W. Bowen, Mechanicsburg, and Linda M. Burris, Thompsontown; brothers and sisters, Lester Reed, Spring Run, Geraldine Miley, Fannettsburg and George P. Reed, Bellefonte; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons, Robert Bowen, Edward "Junior" Bowen, James Bowen and Thomas A. Bowen; two daughters, Loretta Miller and Victoria Bowen; one grandson, one great-grandson and one great-great granddaughter. She worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad during WW II and retired from Empire Kosher Poultry, Mifflintown. She was a member of the Tuscarora Church of the Brethren and attended the Port Royal Senior Citizen's Center. Her service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Forrest Gordon officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Marcella M. 'Sal' Bowersox
MCVEYTOWN - Marcella M. "Sal" Bowersox, 69, a resident of Meadow View Manor, McVeytown, died at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the manor. Born Nov. 12, 1931, in Granville Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Sr. and Hildagarde (Hahn) Powers. She is survived by children, William E. Bowersox Jr., and Debora M. Bowersox, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Phillips, Spring Mills, Mrs. Larry (Holly) Addleman, Centre Hall, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Penelope) Miller, Reedsville; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Claude (Lulu) Shawver, Coburn, Alberta Smith, Yeagertown, Audrey Stains, Beavertown, Ralph Powers, Lewistown, and Mrs. David (Betty) Shawver, Tyrone; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Powers Jr. and sister, Hilda Covalt. She was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Early in life, she was worked as a production employee at the American Viscose Corporation. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Patterson officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, where graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin/Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Dorothy Ann Bowman
THREE SPRINGS - Dorothy Ann Bowman, 64, of RD2, Box 116, Three Springs, formerly of Huntingdon and Port Royal, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001. Born Dec. 8, 1937, in Clover Creek, she was the daughter of the late Jacob William and Vergie (Rhine) Traxler. Her husband, Milton Bowman, whom she married Aug. 31, 1964, preceded her in death on June 13, 1986. Surviving are: children, Shirley M. "Cheryl" Smith, Saltillo, Jesse A. Bowman, Three Springs and Kevin M. Bowman, Elizabethtown; a brother, Denver W. Traxler, Hollidaysburg; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Ellen J. Rhine, Rachel L. Traxler, Della C. Moore and Betty J. Aponte and brothers, Robert E. Traxler and Jacob C. Traxler. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of Three Springs Assembly of God Church. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. David F. Sproull officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until hour of service Wednesday.

Martha J. Bowman
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL - Martha J. Bowman, 83, of North Miami Beach, FL, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Aventura Hospital, North Miami Beach, FL. Born March 12, 1918, in Newton Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (Parsons) Gehrett. She is survived by a sister, H. Ruth White of Columbia, MD, and two brothers, Robert R. Gehrett Jr. of Grafton, OH, and J. Paul Gehrett of Newtown, CT. She was preceded in death by a brother, C. William Gehrett. She served in the Women's Army Corps and served as a weather forecaster at Lake Charles, LA. She worked in various government library projects in Washington, DC for 30 years. She was Presbyterian by faith. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in in charge of arrangements.

Jean Lauretta Boyer
RIVERSIDE - Jean Lauretta Boyer, 71, of Riverside, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at her home, following an illness of the past year. Born July 5, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Daniel C. and Sarah Ellen (Hironimus) Libby of Burnham. Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. Earl P. Robb officiating. Interment will be in Hironimus Church Cemetery, Hartley Township. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kenneth H. Boyer
SELINSGROVE - Kenneth H. Boyer, 92, of RR3 Selinsgrove, died at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1909, in Snyder County, he was the son of the late William and Annie (Longacre) Boyer. He was married to the late Mae (Miller) Boyer who preceded him in death in August, 1944. On August 4, 1951, he married the late Thelma (Erb) who preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1999. Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Elaine Benner, RR4 Middleburg, two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Ann and Clair Inch Jr., McAlisterville, and Betsy and Craig Mitterling, RR1 Port Treverton; sisters, Edith Miller and Hazel Wetzel, both of Selinsgrove; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was a 1928 graduate of Selinsgrove High School and a graduate of Penn State University. Throughout his life he farmed. He was also a Vo-Ag teacher, SUN area Vo-Ag Supervisor, Associate Judge in Snyder County and executive director for ASCS in Pennsylvania. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau where he received the State Distinguished Service award, the Holstein Association where he was elected to the state Hall of Fame and was the past director of the North Eastern Farm Credit. His funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, at the Salem Lutheran Church, RR1 Selinsgrove, with his minister, Rev. Robert G. Kidd, officiating. Interment will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, RR1 Selinsgrove. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, at V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, and from 10:30 until the time of the service Friday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Salem Lutheran Church, RR1, Selinsgrove, Pa 17870 or the Snyder County Gideons, P.O. Box 125, Selinsgrove, Pa 17870.

Luther M. Boyer Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Luther M. Boyer Sr., 79, of 539 Valley St., Lewistown, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Born Oct. 14, 1921, in White Deer, he was the son of the late Ralph Jacob and Dessie (Middlesworth) Boyer. His wife, Mary (Heider) Boyer, died in 1994. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn (Linda) Sanders, Cincinnati, OH and Luther M. Boyer Jr., Lewistown; stepson, Joseph A. Heider, Granville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Arthur Boyer and Annabelle Burris; and a grandson, Jefferson Scott Sanders. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a United States Postal Clerk in 1974. He was a life member of VFW Post 5893, Mifflintown and the Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown and a member of the Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown, where graveside military services will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the funeral home.

Madalynn S. Bradford
LEWISTOWN - Madalynn S. Bradford, 85, of 12300 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville. Born Nov. 2, 1915, in Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin T. and Nora E. Shawver. Her husband, John P. Bradford, died June 20, 1996. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Aurand, Courtland, Kan., Sara Bradford, Lewistown RR1, Marlin Bradford, Danville, and Nelson Bradford, Milroy; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She was a self-employed farmer's wife, dairy farming over 50 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Ellen Chapel Church and a member of the Fort Granville Grange. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. J. Faust Hissong officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing; however, family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ellen Chapel Church, 11764 Ferguson Valley Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Fort Granville Grange, c/o Donald Doll, PO Box 272, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Charles I. Brandt
SELINSGROVE - Charles I. Brandt, 73, of Fairview Drive, Selinsgrove, died at 3:28 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at his home. Born April 23, 1928, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ira D. and Martha (Oberholtzer) Brandt. His wife, Ruth (Schell) Brandt, whom he married Sept. 12, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: one son and daughter-in-law, Gary C. and Barbara J. Brandt of Northumberland and one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia B. and Donald L. Bordner of Selinsgrove; seven grandchildren, Shelly Walter, Stacey Hyde, Spe. Angela Brandt, Kimberly Hyde, Michael White, Rebecca Brandt and Lauren Finnerty; and three great-grandchildren, Karena Walter, Matthew Walter and Aidan Finnerty. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He graduated from Fayette High School in McAlisterville and attended Elizabethtown College. He was employed in home sales for Brosious and Sun and Fun, and worked as a carpenter for Fleet Wood and Tower Homes, where he retired from. He lived in Juniata County before moving to Selinsgrove. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove, where he was very involved in various church committees and sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Kreamer Sportsmen Club. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, gardening, loved music and was an accomplished violin and saxophone player. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Christ United Methodist Church, 8th and Mill Street, Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Larry Leland officiating. Interment will be in the Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown, McAlisterville RR. A viewing will be held 9 a.m. until the time of the service today at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Christ United Methodist Church, 8th and Mill Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. The V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn (Clark) Bratton
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Evelyn (Clark) Bratton, 87, of West Palm Beach, FL, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at JFK Hospital in West Palm Beach, FL. Born Oct. 4, 1914 in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Shettle) Clark. Her husband David Paul Bratton Sr., whom she married Dec. 6, 1931 in Juniata County, preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving are: children, Patricia B. Clipper, West Palm Beach, FL, Josephine B. Ott, Arlington, VA, David P. Bratton Jr., Edinburg, VA, Roger C. Bratton, Pawleys Island, SC and Stephen L. Bratton, West Palm Beach, FL; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, Arlington, VA. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Cemetery in Nook, Juniata County. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown is in charge of local arrangements.

Tracy L. Bratton
LEWISTOWN - Tracy L. Bratton, 28, of 2 Blue Juniata Drive, Lewistown, died of natural causes at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at her home. Born June 4, 1973, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Bryson C. Bratton Jr. of Lewistown and the late Starr A. (Russell) Bratton, who preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2000. Also surviving are: children, Damian Boaz and Raven Boaz, at home; a sister, Mrs. Frances (Lisa) Briar, New York, and a brother, Bryson C. Bratton III, Newport. She was employed at The Sentinel. Her funeral service will be private, with the Rev. Michael Bailey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is handling arrangements.

Kathryn A. Hudson Breon
DANVILLE - Kathryn A. Hudson Breon, 76, of 207 Greenwood Ave., Yeagertown, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Jan. 29, 1925, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Ira Carl and Sara S. (Odenkirk) Harpster. Her husband, Donald E. Breon, whom she married Oct. 22, 1982, survives. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. "Bud" Hudson on Jan. 24, 1967. Also surviving are: children, Richard A. Hudson, Hatboro and Nancy Ann Hudson, Shippensburg; stepchildren, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Guthridge, Lewistown and Jeffery Breon, Rheamstown; sister and brother, Nancy Haywood, Reedsville and James Harpster, Burnham; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. She was a billing clerk at Lewistown Hospital for 25 years. She was a member of Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Yeagertown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel and the Rev. Myrna Y. Speck officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Knotty Ladies, c/o Holy Communion Lutheran Church, North Main Street, Yeagertown, PA 17099.

Gladys E. Bressler
STATE COLLEGE - Gladys E. Bressler, 78, of University Park Nursing Center, State College, died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born June 29, 1922, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Isabelle (Carpenter) Wagner. Her husband, Walter M. Bressler, died May 18, 1993. She is survived by children, Kenneth R. Bressler, Mechanicsburg and Mrs. Archie (Connie) Clinger, Lewistown; brother and sisters, Charles "Fern" Wagner, Mifflintown, Mrs. Marvin (Margaret) Bressler, York, and Mary Jane Wagner, New Cumberland; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one grandson. She was a seamstress at Arrow Shirt Factory for 25 years, ran the snack bar at F.W. Black Hospital, and taught ceramics at the Senior Citizens Center. She was a member and volunteered at the Salvation Army, Lewistown. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Captain Eddie Purvis officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles A. Briggs
DRY RUN - Charles A. Briggs, 86, of 18786 Main Street, Dry Run, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg. Born July 2, 1915, in Doylesburg, he was the son of the late Harvey and Edith (Hockenberry) Briggs. His wife Helen F. (Irvin) Briggs, whom he married on April 19, 1940, survives. Also surviving are: sons and daughters, Arthur L. Briggs, Fayetteville, Bruce R. Briggs, Dry Run, Sandra M. Trutt, Lewistown, and Mrs. Michael (Frances J.) Cavin, Gold Hill, N.C.; a sister, Eva B. "Besh" Flood, Dry Run; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildre, and two great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn I. Briggs, two sisters and a brother. He was a farmer for most of his life. He worked at Penn State University, State College, and later did masonry work in his home area. He attended the Spring Run Bible Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the John L. Agett Funeral Home, 18875 Main St., Dry Run, with the Rev. John Semple officiating. Interment will be at the Doylesburg United Methodist Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

Helen V. Brininger
LEWISTOWN - Helen V. Brininger, 90, of 401 Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 7:58 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. Born July 27, 1910, in Dauphin County, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Anna (Fite) Mullen. Her husband, Adam W. Brininger, survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Larry V. (Bonnie) Harbst, 524 Harvard St., Lewistown; a sister, Thelma Ammerman, 404 S. Main St., Lewistown; and one granddaughter. She worked in the cake converting department of the American Viscose Corporation for 45 years and as a bookkeeper for Brininger's Roofing and Sheet Metal for 23 years. She was Methodist by faith. She was a charter member of the BPOE Lodge 663 Ladies Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Emma M. Brouse
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Emma Marcellous Brouse, 76, of Mount Pleasant Mills RR1, died at 9:50 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2001, at her residence. Born July 4, 1924, in Washington Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late William Walter and Edna Emma (Strawser) Inch. Her husband, Russell C. Brouse, whom she married Aug. 16, 1941, died March 24, 1975. Surviving are: children, Charles E. Brouse, at home, Walter L. Brouse, McAlisterville RR1, Robert F. Brouse, Middleburg, Mrs. Donald E. (Gladys G.) Bowersox, Hanover and Mary A. Straub, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; brothers and sisters, Theodore A. Inch, Elizabethtown and Charles E. Inch, both of Port Trevorton RR1, Edna Shaffer, Middleburg RR4, Esther Blaine, Steelton, Mrs. Howard (Dollie) Wyland, New Kingston, Arla Neitz, Mechanicsburg, and Mrs. David (Edna Arlene) Feltman, Richfield; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Pauline L. Brouse on Jan. 3, 1999; five brothers and one sister, Howard Inch in 1993, Harvey Inch in 1991, Jacob Inch Sr. in 1995, Elwood Inch in 1994, Glenn Inch in 1936 and May Inch in 1928. She was educated in the Washington Township schools. She had been employed as a seamstress for the former Leonard's Garment Factory in Mount Pleasant Mills, Lyons Fashions in Middleburg, and the Juniata Garment Factory in Richfield. She retired from Lyons Fashions, Mount Pleasant Mills, in 1994. She was Protestant by faith. She enjoyed baking and sewing. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. Interment will be in the Zion Reformed Cemetery, Selinsgrove RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association-N.E. Region, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18016-1392, or to the American Diabetes Association, Harrisburg Office, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 4813 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or 1201 Saradana Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Dolores M. Brower
LEWISTOWN - Dolores M. Brower, 70, of 1755 Lockport Road, Lewistown, died at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 5, 1930, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Eugene E. and Bessie L. (Fowler) Ripka. Her husband, Marlin G. Brower, died Sept. 7, 2000. Surviving are: children, Marlin Gwin Brower Jr., 6 S. Queen St., McVeytown and Rev. Mark S. Brower, 78 Sugar Tree Lane, Lewistown; brothers, Eugene E. Ripka Jr., 604 S. Grand St., Lewistown, Russell J. Ripka, 34 Hawk Drive, Lewistown and James F. Ripka, Second Street, Yeagertown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emma Rebecca Brower. She was a 1948 graduate of Lewistown High School. She had worked as a clerk at Goss Market; was a secretary for Attorney Lee Ziegler; had been co-owner of Marger Inc. until 1975; worked for Arrow Shirt Factory; Scotty's Fashions; and James F. Havice Inc. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the Gold Star Sunday School Class, and was a former Sunday school teacher and Junior Choir leader. She was also a member of the West Granville Fire Company ladies auxiliary and the Lewistown Chapter 283, Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Frank Davidheiser, 315 Middle Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Charles W. Brown
LEWISTOWN - Charles W. Brown, 91, of 709 Princeton St., Lewistown, died at 9:05 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2001, at his residence. Born March 14, 1909, in Bedford County, he was a son of the late James and Louise (Wright) Brown. His wife, Clara (Ritter) Brown, whom he married May 29, 1967, survives. Also surviving are: children, Ruth Best, Huntingdon County, Lou Ann Melius, Saxton, and Thelma Bender, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Roy Brown; a daughter, Fedora Brown; and two brothers, Elmer Brown and Ellis Brown. He was a retired carpenter for and a life member of United Brotherhood & Joiners of America Local Union 1333, State College. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darvin Donahey officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Gary F. Brown
MILROY - Gary F. Brown, 61, of 61 Hill St. Milroy, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at 633 Nagney Rd., Milroy. Born June 19, 1940, in Milroy, he was the son of Dorothy (Laverty) Brown of 95 Andrew St., Milroy and the late Luther Francis Brown. His wife, Flo Ann (Landis) Brown, whom he married on July 20, 1962, survives. Also surviving are: children, Karen Kauffman of McVeytown, Betsy Frank of Milroy and Brenda McMurtrie of Mt. Joy; and a granddaughter, Miranda Frank. He retired in 1995 on disability from the Standard Steel. He was a member of the White Memorial United Church of Christ, Milroy, Moose Lodge 143, Lewistown, where he served on all chairs except Governor, President of the Legion of the Moose in the Local Lodge, held 3rd Degree of the Moose (Fellowship Degree), a member of Keystone Moose Lodge #41, past President of District 6 of Pennsylvania Moose Association, a bowler with the Hickory Homes Team, a member of the Main Street Pool Team, and he formerly played softball for Berube's. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Andrew Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gerald F. 'Brownie' Brown
MIFFLINTOWN - Gerald F. "Brownie" Brown, 86, of Winter Haven, FL, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his summer home at Muddy Run Road, Mifflintown RR3. Born Jan. 6, 1915, in Mercer, Mercer County, he was the son of the late William and Christina (Jennings) Brown. His companion, Maxine Berry of Thompsontown RR1, survives. Also surviving are: children, Patricia Spier Ammer, Daniel C. Brown and Thomas M. Brown, all of Denver, CO, Linda L. Epley, Carlisle, Christina J. Phipps, Mifflintown RR3, and Gerald F. Brown Jr., Mifflin; sisters, Mary Karr, Sharpesville and Louise Staunch, West Middlesex; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Brown. He retired after 40 years of owning and operating Brownie's Tavern, Mifflin. He was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, Mercer. He was an avid golfer and Notre Dame sports fan. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley and the Rev. John A. Rocco officiating. Interment will be in the Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, where a Rosary service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude's Catholic Church, c/o Building Fund, PO Box 187, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Jeffrey R. Brown PORT ROYAL - Jeffrey R. Brown, 60, of Port Royal RR2, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born July 6, 1941, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Donald and Mary (Sunday) Brown. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Fred (Danielle S.) Shellenberger, McAlisterville RR1, Jason T. Brown, Port Royal RR2, Jeffrey N. Brown, Mifflin, Donald M. Brown and Kathryn G. Brown, both of Camp Hill; two brothers, Michael Brown, McClure and Thomas Brown, Maiden, NC; one granddaughter, Lilly M. Brown; four ste-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. He was a 1959 graduate of Lewistown High School. He retired as a brakeman with 35 years of service from Conrail, Enola and he had served as the yard master. He was a member of United Transportation Union #997, Enola . He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid Penn State fan. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. James Harper officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Lung Association of Pa., 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Mary Louise Brown
MIFFLINTOWN - Mary Louise Brown, 58, of Mifflintown RR4 (Manbeck Heights), died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home. Born April 17, 1942, in Neelyton, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Stella (Horne) Scott. Her husband, Larry E. Brown, whom she married June 26, 1960, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mary Ann Brown, at home; brothers and sister, James Scott, Millerstown, Carol Suders, Mount Union and Steven Scott, Mifflintown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Scott and a sister, Donna Seager. She was a 1960 graduate of Captain Jack High School, Mount Union and a 1982 graduate of the Juniata-Mifflin School of Practical Nursing. She was employed by the Juniata County School District in the cafeterias of Fermanagh-Mifflintown and Mountain View Elementary Schools and then worked as a licensed practical nurse at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin from 1984 until l994. She attended New Life Assembly of God Church. She loved spending time with her family and reading her Bible. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Life Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Jack Twombly officiating. Interment will be in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: New Life Assembly of God Church, Box 417, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

P. Joyce Brown
MIDDLEBURG - P. Joyce Brown, 60, of 561 Paxtonville Road, Middleburg, formerly of Lewistown, died at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the emergency room of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born Jan. 4, 1941, in Charleston, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Marvin D. and Phyllis (Via) Farmer. Her husband, Harry William Brown, died in 1985. Surviving are: sons, Edward Lynn Brown and Robert Michael Brown, both of Middleburg, with whom she lived; a sister, Elizabeth Smith, 114 Woodland Court, Charleston, W. Va.; and two grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose, Lewistown. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the mausoleum at Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Kearneysville, W. Va. with the Rev. Robert Buddenhagen officiating. The Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew S. "Andy" Brownell, Jr. HOLIDAYSBURG &endash; Andrew S. "Andy" Brownwell Jr., 79, of Holidaysburg, died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at Bon Secours Holy Hospital, Altoona. Born May 16, 1922, he was the son of the late Andrew S. and Rachel Cherry Brownwell. Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Parsons, wife of William of Lewistown, Helen Bard, wife of Fred of Mt. Union, and Arlene Henry, wife of Richard of Lewistown. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. He was retired from the U.S. Army with 22 years of service, including that during World War II. He was a life member of the Brooklyn Fire Co. and served the area for many years as a fireman He was also a member of the Lewistown Fire Police. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. A viewing will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating.

Ronald L. Bubb
MCCLURE - Ronald L. Bubb, 73, of McClure, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001 at Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown, where he was a resident for the past six years. Born Aug. 8, 1927, in McClure, he was a son of the late Samuel H. and Thelma (Middleswarth) Bubb. His wife Margaret A. Folk, whom he married March 1, 1952 survives. Also surviving are: children, Teresa A. Wright, McClure RR3, Cynthia L. Kerstetter, Middleburg and Michael T. Bubb, McClure; sisters and brother, Marjorie Turrell, North Whales, Beverly Kline, Perkasie and Kirby Bubb, McClure RR2; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He retired from the former Kinney Shoe Company of Beaver Springs in 1989 after 12 years of service. He had also worked for the former Kirby Manufacturing for 35 years. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, where he was very active as a Sunday school teacher and lay leader. He was a member of the McClure Bean Soup Committee, the McClure Chamber of Commerce, the McClure Volunteer Fire Company, the West Snyder Lions Club, the F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 619 of Middleburg and the Harrisburg Consistory. He enjoyed reading, church activities, photography and walking. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Trinity Lutheran Church, McClure, PA 17841. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Samuel Quay Bubb
DEEP RUN, NC - Samuel Quay Bubb, 61, of 2345 Eric Sparrow Road, Deep Run, NC, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, March 2, 2001, at the Veteran's Hospital in Durham, NC. He is survived by his wife, Mabel (Pierce) Bubb of Deep Run, NC; a daughter, Lisa Bubb of Kinston, NC; a son, Tobin Bubb of Snow Hill, NC; and numerous nephews and nieces in the Lewistown and surrounding areas. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the National Horseshoe Association. He served as a missionary in Waverly, NY in 1985. A private service will be held by the family at a later date. Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home, Kinston, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Violet R. Bubb
STATE COLLEGE - Violet R. Bubb, 90, a resident of University Park Nursing Home, and formerly of 15 W. Third St., Lewistown, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at the nursing home. Born July 15, 1911, in Cambria County, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary Ellen (Gray) Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Bubb. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Bobby (Patricia "Patt") Mixon, 1703 Lucille Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149-1913, and two brothers, Robert Reed of Florida and Harry Reed of Arlington, VA. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a sales person for G.C. Murphy Co. for 35 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and was a Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary volunteer for 30 years. A private graveside service, with the Rev. Lawrence Coakley officiating, will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There is no viewing. The Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Mervin S. 'Bucky' Buchanan
BURNHAM - Mervin S. "Bucky" Buchanan, 80, of 119 Sunset Drive, Burnham, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born March 9, 1921, in South Fork, he was the son of the late Edward G. and Myrtle (Mangus) Buchanan. His wife, Betty (Bishop) Buchanan, whom he married July 16, 1943, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gary Lee Buchanan, Warrenton, Va., Mrs. John (Dolly) Houtz, McVeytown, George H. Buchanan, 514 Dry Valley Road, Lewistown; a grandson, whom he helped to raise, Todd S. Buchanan, Reedsville; brother and sisters, Warren Buchanan, Belleville, Ruth Best, York, Myrtle Noon, McAlevy's Fort, and Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Hawn, Petersburg; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Mervin Buchanan Jr. on June 2, 1967, four brothers and one sister. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired in 1982 from Standard Steel with 18 years of service as a furnace operator. He was Presbyterian by faith. He served as Burnham Borough Councilman for eight years, was a stock car driver and charter member of the Penn Central Racing Association, having served as vice president. He was also a member of the Lewistown Chapter UCT and the Burnham Lions Club. He raced at Port Royal Speedway for 10 years and at Snowshoe Raceway. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Valley View Haven, Box 827, Belleville, PA 17004.

Margaret Ellen 'Peg' Buck
SHAMOKIN DAM - Margaret Ellen "Peg" Buck, 91, formerly of Shamokin Dam and Sunbury, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the Caledonia Manor Nursing Home, Fayetteville. Born June 26, 1909, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice E. and Catherine L. (Howmiller) George. Her husband, Ernest Calvert Buck, whom she married Aug. 27, 1930 in Lewistown, died Nov. 23, 1981. She is survived by children, Ernest T. Buck, Richfield RR1, Alfred E. Buck and Theresa L. Gemberling, both of Selinsgrove, Bernard J. Buck, Hummels Wharf, Edward V. Buck, Port Trevorton, Mrs. Oran (Catherine B.) Shafer, Duncannon, Larena M. Reeder, Blairs Mills, Mrs. Robert (Venessa D.) Clouser, Mifflintown, and Mrs. Russell (Wanda L.) Witmer, Bangor, Maine; a sister, Isabel Dressler, Lewistown; 31 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Wilfred George; four sisters, Agnes George, Pearl O'Shell, Mary George, and Evelyn Shilling; and two grandchildren. She was educated in the Lewistown public schools. She was a homemaker. She was Catholic by faith. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Joseph A. Celia officiating. Interment will be in St. John's United Methodist Cemetery, Port Trevorton RR1. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Geraldine L. Burge
LEWISTOWN - Geraldine L. Burge, 58, of 140 Fort Granville Lane, Lewistown, died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born April 6, 1943, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Venus (Hafer) Wagner. Her husband, Richard E. Burge, whom she married Dec. 11, 1965, survives. Also surviving are: children, Michael S. Wagner, Reedsville, Richard E. Burge Jr., Lewistown, Justina D. Burge, Burnham and Mrs. Tony (Jeanette L.) Rowles, Thompsontown; sisters and brother, Nancy Wert, Lewistown RR1, Doris Manbeck and Tommy Wagner, both of Lewistown; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Wagner. She was a waitress for 26 years, having worked at Corkins Restaurant, Laskaris Restaurant, Hoagies & More, and Camelot Restaurant. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Her service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601 or the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Thomas E. Burge Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Thomas E. Burge Sr., 55, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of 491 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Dec. 26, 1945, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Homer M. Sr. and Mary E. (Young) Burge. He is survived by children, Mrs. Timothy (Linda Sue) Forshey Jr., Lewistown and Thomas E. Burge Jr., Waynesburg; sisters and brother, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Sward, Patricia Burge, and Richard E. Burge, all of Lewistown; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, five brothers, Paul Sr., Homer Jr., Harold A., Robert, Roy E. and a sister, Ramona. He was employed by City Taxi and as a carrier for The Sentinel, Lewistown, retiring in 1981, due to disability. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Burnham. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John S. Walters and Danny Elsesser officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bible Baptist Church, 101 N. Beech St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Martin A. Burke
LEWISTOWN - Martin A. Burke, 85, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of Burnham, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born July 28, 1915, in Uniontown, he was the son of the late Martin R. and Sarah Jane (Drake) Burke. His wife, Margaret L. "Marg" (Mowery) Burke, died July 31, 1994. Surviving are: sons, Thomas M. Burke, 1745 Lockport Road, Lewistown and Larry G. Burke, 6 Long Drive, Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Donald Burke, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. H. Ray (Mary) Confer, 610 Erie Drive, Belleville, Mrs. Bruce (Shirley) Brumbaugh, Port Charlotte, Fla., Richard L. Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Edward R. Burke, Duluth, Minn.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbert L. "Sonny" Burke and four sisters, Louise Crownover, Lucille Brehman, Thelma Shuey, and Josephine Burke. He was retired from the maintenance department of the Mifflin County School District. Earlier in life, he was a bus driver for Lewistown Transportation Co.; was a mechanic for Snooks and S & S Chevrolet; and worked for Servomation. He attended Grace United Methodist Church, Lewistown; was a former member of Yeagertown and Newtown Fire Companies; and a life member of the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Company. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace United Methodist Church, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Peggy J. Burke
MOUNT UNION - Peggy J. Burke, 56, of 2 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Union, formerly of Pannebaker Ave., Lewistown, died at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1944, in Barrville, she was the daughter of the late Melvin Sr. and Mildred (Frankhouser) Sweitzer. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Backie (Kim) Gibbons, Mount Union, Mrs. Steven (Robin) Plank and Mrs. Phillip (Charity) Bender, both of Lewistown, Teresa Turner and Mrs. Ted (Dana) Hess, both of Newton Hamilton and Mrs. Keith (Bobbi-Jo) Lauver, Kisler; sister and brother, Mrs. Guy (Maryann) Heisey, Lewistown and Melvin Sweitzer Jr., Granville; stepsister, Whitney Baker, Mount Union; and 20 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald E. Young Jr. in 1962; three sisters, Vonnie Sweitzer, Rosie Sweitzer and Brenda Sweitzer; and a granddaughter, Jaylena Young. She was an inspector at Scotty's Fashions, Lewistown. She was a member of the Salvation Army, Lewistown and was a former Sunday school teacher. Her service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Captain Eddie Purvis and Major Raymond Simpson officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary Y. Byler
BELLEVILLE - Mary Y. Byler, 79, of 3680 W. Main St., Belleville, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at her home. Born Dec. 28, 1921, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Menno Z. and Arie (Yoder) Byler. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Y. Byler and Elmer Byler; a sister, Fannie Y. Byler; two half-brothers, Jonathan Byler and Jacob Byler; and six half-sisters, Lydia Hostetler, Elsie Byler, Leah Yoder, Saloma Byler, Arie Yoder and Sadie Byler. She was a day worker. She was a member of Old Order Amish Church. A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Steven L. Kanagy residence with Bishop John F. Swarey presiding. Friends may call after 2 p.m. at the residence. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is handling the arrangements.


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