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James V. Coffey
ANNVILLE - James V. Coffey, 72, of 131 Fifth Ave., Annville, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born July 2, 1927, in Renova, he was the son of the late Lewis and Mabel (Cowfer) Coffey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty I. (Rothrock) Coffey.

Surviving are: a son, James Douglas, Annville; sisters, Emma Miller and Mabel Eater, both of Lewistown; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Deckman.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He was a national cable television pioneer working with the Providence Journal and Vioka in New Jersey. He also worked with Henkel's and McCoy in Philadelphia, training steel workers into the cable industry and worked as a field engineer with Tele-Media, Pleasant Gap. For a time, he ran his own arts and crafts business in Harrisburg, and after retirement, he drove truck for Supreme in Jonestown.

He was an Eagle Scout and was a member of the American Legion, the Kiwanis Club and the Elks.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Kreamer Funeral Home, 618 E. Main St., Annville. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1263, Lebanon, PA 17042.


Dr. Milton H. Cohen
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Dr. Milton H. Cohen, 94, a resident of Rossmoor Retirement Community, Walnut Creek, Calif., died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at his residence.

Born March 31, 1905, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Hyman and Lena (Pitorin) Cohen. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Sheva R. Cohen.

Surviving are: sons, Gordon R. Cohen, M.D., Palo Alto, Calif. and Ronald H. Cohen, M.D., Los Altos, Calif.; a brother, Samuel Cohen, Florida; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was a physician in general practice for over 65 years, specializing in hypnotherapy.

Services are being held today at the Sinai Memorial Chapel, 3415 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, Calif.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Preferred Choice, 1470 Enea Circle 1710, Concord, CA 94520 or to the American Cancer Society, 1885 Oak Park Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.


David Alan Cohick
NEWPORT - David Alan Cohick, 41, of Newport RR3 died of natural causes Saturday, July 10, 1999, while performing as a drummer with his band, Dog's Best Friend, at the Wilapalooza Concert in Newport.

Born Nov. 27, 1957, in Lewistown, he was the son of Gail (Helwig) Cohick, Newport and the late Charles A. Cohick. His fiance and companion, Ronda Holland, Newport, survives.

Also surviving are: maternal grandmother, Julia Helwig, McAlisterville; brothers, Dean Cohick, Darren A. Cohick and Deven A. Cohick, all of Newport; four nephews and a niece.

He was employed as the parts manager with Maguire's Ford in Duncannon.

He was a member of Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren, Newport, the Newport Fire Company, the Newport Social Order of Owls, the Millersburg Moose, and the Newport American Legion Post 177.

He was the drummer of the Dog's Best Friend band and also enjoyed golf and car restoration.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport. Interment will be at the Newport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Newport Fire Company, Mulberry Street, Newport, PA 17074.


James H. Colabine
LEWISTOWN - James H. Colabine, 43, 18 S. Main St., Lewistown, died of natural causes, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at his residence.

Born Aug. 12, 1956, in Lewistown, he was a son of Shirley (Wagner) and Harry L. Colabine Jr. of Beavertown RR1. He is survived by a companion, Kathy Jo Wagner, with whom he resided.

Also surviving are: brothers and sisters, Mrs. James (Brenda) Kauffman Jr., Mifflintown RR, Mrs. Sandy (Sandra) DiGiovanni, Ohio City, Ohio, Darlene Gearhart, Beavertown RR, Kathleen Rhodes, Swengle, Jerry L. Colabine, Richfield, Jesse T. Colabine, Beavertown, and Mrs. Daniel (Jody) Tharp, Riverside.

Early in life, he was employed at Empire Kosher, Mifflintown and later was on blind disability.

He was a member of the Blue Juniata Chapter of the Blind.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jack Twombley officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Juniata Association for the Blind, 658 Valley St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Alexandria Renee Collins
REEDSVILLE &emdash; Alexandria Renee Collins, infant, died at 6:28 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born March 10, 2000, in Lewistown Hospital, she was the daughter of Dane C. Collins and Christina J. Shirk of 20 Greenfield Drive, Apt. 11, Reedsville.

She is also survived by maternal grandparents, Donald and Robin Shirk Sr., Lewistown; paternal grandmother, Sharon L. Roberts, Milroy; paternal grandfather, Clifford E. Collins, Mattawana; paternal great-grandmother, Ada (Boyer) Gray, Milroy; and paternal great-grandparents, Donald C. and Elsie M. Collins, Pine Glen.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating.

The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.


V. Jean Collins
HARRISBURG - V. Jean Collins, 78, a resident of Villa Teresa Nursing Facility, Harrisburg, formerly of Lewistown, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 23, 1921, in McConnellstown, she was a daughter of the late Ellis F. and Alleyne (States) Smyers. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Stephen W. Clark and Tom W. Collins.

Surviving are: children, Stephen R. Clark, Wyomissing, and Mrs. Richard (Connie L.) Godin, Medford, N.J.; brother and sister, Fred D. Smyers and Mrs. Elmer (Mary Donna) McMillin, both of Lewistown; stepchildren, Judith Catlin, Marlton, N.J., John L. Collins, New Mexico; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six stepchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was a 1938 graduate of Yeagertown High School and a 1941 graduate of the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse for Lewistown Hospital and was also a private duty nurse.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, the St. Mark's Senior Citizens Club, the AARP Choral Group and the Ridgeview Garden Club, all of Harrisburg.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hoover Funeral Home, 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, with Dr. Ronald Parks officiating. Interment will be today in Lind Memorial Methodist Cemetery, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to the time of service today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102, or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17001.

 


Christian Swade Colyer
MT. UNION - Christian Swade Colyer, son of Kenneth and Crystal (Gill) Colyer Sr. of 174 First St., Mount Union, was stillborn on Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Along with his parents, he is survived by grandparents, James Gill of Mount Union and Lester and Barbara Colyer Jr. of McVeytown; great-grandmother, Betty May Colyer of St. Petersburg, Fla., and brothers, Kenneth T. Colyer Jr., at home, Nicholas Colyer of Lewistown and Shawn Koch of Shindle.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Gill.

Private services will be held at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, with the Rev. Ed Seeley officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.


Ruth Alice Combs
MILMONT - Ruth Alice Combs, 77, of Rolling Hills, Milmont, formerly of McClure and New York, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the manor.

Born Jan. 15, 1923, in West Haven, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Eldrick R. and Mildred G. (Macy) Peterson. Her husband, Victor Combs, whom she married July 6, 1956, died in 1961.

Surviving are: sons, Ronald C. Casey, East Meadow, N.Y., Walter Combs, New York, and Robert Combs, Danville; sister and brothers, Elaine C. Kline and Donald R. Peterson, both of McClure, and Eldrick B. Peterson, New York; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She worked as a waitress at Belmont Race track for more than 30 years, retiring in 1991.

She enjoyed the horses at the Belmont Race Track.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, McClure, with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, McClure, PA 17841.

Aurand Funeral Homes Inc, North Brown Street, McClure, is in charge of arrangements.


Daniel W. Conn
MIFFLINTOWN - Daniel W. Conn, 72, of Mifflintown HC 63, died at 2:49 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday.

Born Sept. 7, 1927, in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, he was a son of the late R. Guy and Mary Ellen Walls Conn. His wife, Patsy Saylor Conn, whom he married June 5, 1981, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Carol Ann Conn Marquez, Newport, D. Steven Conn, Mifflintown RR1, Kimberly Dreibelbis and Sally Slautterback, both of Mifflintown, and Carole Reed, Indiana, Pa.; a sister, Martha Snook, Reedsville; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Benjamin Dreibelbis.

He was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown.

He was an electrician, owning and operating Conn's Electric before his retirement.

He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, and the Lewistown Elks Lodge.

He enjoyed woodworking and was an active volunteer with numerous construction projects at the Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, corner of North Third and Orange Streets, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Douglas Compton officiating.

Friends may call Monday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be no viewing Tuesday at the church.

Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 109 N. Third St., Mifflintown, Pa. 17059 or to the Benjamin R. Dreibelbis Endowment Fund, Geisinger Foundation, N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17821.


Margaret I. 'Marge' Connare
LEWISTOWN - Margaret I. "Marge" Connare, 72, of 903 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born Nov. 15, 1926, in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Abramo and Almondina (DeAmichis) Puglio. Her husband, Thomas J. Connare, whom she married Dec. 31, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Deborah Sitkin, Cumberland, R.I., and Maj. Thomas J. Connare Jr., U.S. Air Force; sister and brother, Clara Vento, Pittsburgh, and Pat Puglio, Satellite Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Fred, and a sister, Regina.

She attended Franklin Business College, Connellsville.

Early in life, she was employed by Robertshaw Thermostat Co., Youngwood.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary, Lewistown Women's Club, and a former member of the Lewistown Country Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Heller- Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, where a rosary service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Rodney G. Conner
MCCLURE - Rodney G. Conner, 47, of 511 Whiskey Road, McClure, died at 8:13 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at his residence.

Born April 13, 1952, in Lewistown, he was a son of Jean (Park) Conner of 69 W. Second St., Belleville, and the late Kenneth L. Conner, who died in 1992. His wife, Amy (Tate) Conner of 511 Whiskey Road, McClure, whom he married May 23, 1992, survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sammi May Conner, at home, and a brother, Bernard L. Conner, Oviedo, Fla.

He was a 1972 graduate of Kishacoquillas High School.

He was a member of the United States Marines.

He was employed at Kelly Systems Inc., Harrisburg, from 1997 to present.

He was a member of Three Rivers Union Church, Beaver Springs.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with Pastor Jack Moyle officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, McClure.

There will be no public viewing but family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


Anthony D. Cook
RICHFIELD - Anthony Cook, 27, of Richfield RR1, died of natural causes, at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

Born Sept. 9, 1972, in Lewistown, he was a son of Lewis L. and Dottie J. (Wilson) Cook of RR1, Box 945, Richfield. His wife, Ann M. (Vasger) Cook, whom he married in 1991, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Tyler Baines, Jessica Cook, and Rachael Cook, all at home; brothers, Lewis L. Cook and Douglas L. Cook, both of Richfield; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Helen Wilson, 25 Lepley Lane, Lewistown; and great-grandmother, Rena B. Wilson, Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.

He was a foreman for Penn Fire Protection, Selinsgrove.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Enos Shelley officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

There will be no public viewing.


Lewis L. Cook
YEAGERTOWN - Lewis L. Cook, 56, of 31 N. Main St., Yeagertown, formerly of Juniata County, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.

Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Raymond Jones and Margaret (Billheimer) Jones James. His wife, Dottie (Wilson) Cook, whom he married Sept. 9, 1969, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Lewis L. Cook and Douglas L. Cook, both of Richfield; sister and brothers, Terry Fitzgerald, McClure, Ricky Jones and Rocky Jones, both of Milroy; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Anthony D. Cook, and a brother, William Billheimer.

He was a carpenter for Enos Shelley Contractor in Richfield.

He was a member of Church of God, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown, with the Rev. Enos Shelley officiating. Interment will follow.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dottie Cook, 31 N. Main St., Yeagertown, PA 17099.

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


Clair M. 'Pete' Coons
MIDDLETOWN - Clair M. "Pete" Coons, 69, of Caravan Court, Middletown, formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1930, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Myrl and Ida (Piper) Coons. His wife, Miriam E. (Goss) Coons, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mark C. Coons, Middletown, Myrl R. Coons, Harrisburg, and Joyce D. Bevan, Myerstown; a sister, Mariam Coons, Reedsville; and four grandchildren.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, having served in the United States Navy.

He had retired from Hershey Foods.

He was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Lower Swatara Township.

He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 190 Fulling Mill Road, Lower Swatara Township, with the Rev. Howard L. Garman officiating. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

Frank E. Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, is in charge of arrangements.


Edwin C. 'Ned' Cooper
PORT ROYAL - Edwin C. "Ned" Cooper, 91, of Port Royal RR1 (Spruce Hill), died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Feb. 25, 1909, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Francis L. and Gertrude (Crawford) Cooper. His wife, Lucille "Sis" (McCahren) Cooper, whom he married Nov. 20, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Francis L. Cooper, Port Royal RR1, Gary E. Cooper, Sedro Whooley, Wash., Patti S. Cooper, Mechanicsburg, and Jo Anne Cooper, Carlisle; sister, Helen Fanus, Gardners; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Jane Cooper and a brother, Thomas Judson Cooper.

At one time, he was a bus owner/driver, worked as an ammunition handler at Letterkenny, and as a plumber at the Farm Show Building, Harrisburg. He was also the caretaker of St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook, the Academia Cemetery, and the Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown for many years and was a dealer in cement products.

He was a member of the Beale Township Fire Company.

He enjoyed gardening and lawn care.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Barbara Inch officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Nook at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HC 63 Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to SUN Home Health Services, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Francis 'Jim' Cooper Jr.
BAYTOWN, Texas - Francis "Jim" Cooper Jr., 50, of Baytown, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Mrs. Don (Ruth) Singleton of Baytown, Texas, and the late Francis Cooper Sr. His wife, Toni Cooper of Baytown, Texas, survives.

Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Troy (Dawn Marie) Smith, Lewistown; step-children, Tom Isenberg, James Creek, and Mrs. Dennis (Traci) Sieber, Baytown, Texas; sisters and brother, Donna Cox, Nassau Bay, Texas, Linda Vingless, Baytown, Texas, and Mike Gerdy, New Jersey; and six grandchildren.

He was a driver for United Parcel Service.

Private family services were held Monday at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Texas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Betty (Herkness) Corda
MOUNT UNION - Betty (Herkness) Corda, 84, of 18 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Union, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, after an extended illness.

Born Oct. 14, 1915, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Dr. John and Edith (Emry) Herkness. Her husband, Dominic Corda, whom she married Aug. 8, 1959, in Altoona by the Rev. Samuel Thackaberry, survives.

She graduated from Mount Union High School in 1933, and went on to receive her teaching degree from West Chester University.

Early in life, she taught at Girard College in Philadelphia; later, she taught in the Mount Union School District for many years.

She was a life-long member of Mount Union Presbyterian Church.

She was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served as a pharmacist's mate at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.

She enjoyed extensive traveling with her husband and liked gardening.

She also taught, and was a member of, the Shakespeare Club, Mount Union.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Robert Walsh and Rev. Elaine P. Africa officiating. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.


Geraldine E. Cramer
THOMPSONTOWN - Geraldine E. Cramer, 70, of Thompsontown RR1, died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at her residence.

Born Jan. 30, 1929, in Maze, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Woods) Elsasser. Her husband, Earl R. Cramer, whom she married in 1948, died Sept. 23, 1960.

Surviving are: two sons, Timothy Cramer, Thompsontown RR1, and Mark Cramer, Mifflintown RR1; one stepbrother, Melvin Renninger, Thompsontown; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Willow, and a great-grandson, Trenton E. Cramer.

She was a seamstress at Lyons Fashions, McAlisterville, until her retirement in 1996.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, where she had been a Sunday school teacher.

She was a volunteer helper at the Paxton Street Ministries, Harrisburg, and enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4, with the Rev. Kenneth Letner officiating. Interment will be in Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1.

There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paxton Street Ministries, 2001 Paxton St., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of the arrangements.


James M. Cramer Jr.
MCALISTERVILLE - James M. Cramer, Jr., 82, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Brookline Manor Convalescent Home, Mifflintown RR1.

Born Feb. 6, 1918, in Youngwood, he was a son of the late Nell R. (Hubbs) and James M. Cramer Sr. His wife, Helen E. (Forgey) Cramer, whom he married Oct. 4, 1943, survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Anne C. Supplee, HCR 63 Mifflintown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, David W. Cramer and Charles ''Bud" Cramer, and a sister, Eleanor Barkley.

He graduated from Youngwood High School in 1936. In 1950, he graduated cum laude from St. Vincent College, Latrobe, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. He also did post-graduate work in International Studies at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He was a social studies teacher and basketball coach at East Juniata High School, Cocolamus, from 1955 until his retirement in l980.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, where he was a choir member and a past president of the church council. He was also a member of the Chorus of the Blue Juniata Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing; the National Education Association; the Pennsylvania State Education Association; the Juniata County Education Association; the Retired Teachers Association; and the Fayette Township Water Authority Board.

He enjoyed hunting with his dogs, fishing, singing and music.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will follow in Lost Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, McAlisterville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Alzheimer's Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Governor's Plaza South Bldg. 2, 2001 N. Front St., Ste. 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of the arrangements.


Trenton Earl Cramer
THOMPSONTOWN - Trenton Earl Cramer, son of Joshua Cramer and Jennifer Wagner of Thompsontown RR1, was stillborn at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999, at the Lewistown Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by: paternal grandparents, Timothy and Shelly (VanSyoc) Cramer, Thompsontown RR1; maternal grandparents, Melvin Leister, Thompsontown RR1, Michelle Leister, Kramer and Kenneth Weiand, Port Royal; paternal great-grandparents, Sheldon and Phyllis VanSyoc, Lewistown and Geraldine Cramer, Thompsontown RR1; maternal great-grandparents, Harry and Martha Weiand, McAlisterville; paternal great-great-grandparents, Brice and Madeline Hook, Burnham.

He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Albert and Lois Wagner, and paternal great-grandfather, Earl Cramer.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Ken Letner officiating. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1.


Ruth H. Crawford
MIFFLINTOWN - Ruth H. Crawford, 87, of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown, formerly of Potlicker Flats, Milroy, died at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at the manor.

Born March 22, 1912, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Bessie R. (Baker) Artman. Her husband, Frank H. Crawford, died in 1997.

She is survived by a few nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

She was employed by Murphy's Store, retiring in 1974 with 36 years of service.

She was a member of the Yeagertown Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Morningstar officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Yeagertown Methodist Church, Mann Ave., Yeagertown, PA 17099.


Esther Cressman
LEWISTOWN - Esther Cressman, 101, a resident of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown, formerly of 118 Fleming Ave., Lewistown, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2000, at the nursing home.

Born April 5, 1898, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Mark S. and Mary Cressman.

She is survived by four nephews and one niece.

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

She was a graduate of Susquehanna University and Columbia University, New York with a master's degree in mathematics.

She was a math teacher at Lewistown Senior High School.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the American Association of University Women, the National Education Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lewistown Lutheran Cemetery, Fourth Street, Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating.

There will be no viewing and family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

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


Sara G. Crissey
LEWISTOWN - Sara G. Crissey, 92, of 205 Knepp Ave., Lewistown, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.17, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Harrisburg.

Born Jan. 11, 1907, in Somerset County, she was a daughter of the late David and Sarah (Aiken) Gilbertson. Her husband, Charles E. Crissey, preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1986.

Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Audrey) Spearing of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Howard D. Houtz officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Rock Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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


George H. Crissman
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. - George H. Crissman, 78, of South Charleston, W. Va., formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Valley Health Care Village in South Charleston.

Born Jan. 22, 1921, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late George H. and Jesse S. (Aurand) Crissman. His wife, Mabel Marie (Eichlin) Crissman, died in 1993.

Surviving are: children, Stephen Crissman, Sugarland, Texas, Jay Crissman, Elkins, W. Va., and Carol Varner, White Sulpher, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was a retired salesman for Charleston Clay Products.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Nitro, W. Va., where he served as a trustee.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, Nitro, W. Va., with the Rev. Ed Thompson officiating. Interment and graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Cemetery, Lewistown.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to: the First Presbyterian Church, Nitro, 21st Street, W. VA 25143.

The Good Shepherd Mortuary, 335 Fifth Ave., South Charleston, W. Va., is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel A. Crissman
BELLEVILLE - Samuel A. Crissman, 85, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at Valley View.

Born April 2, 1914, in Siglerville, he was a son of the late Gilbert W. and Minnie D. (Baker) Crissman. His wife, Sara J. (Hoffman) Crissman, whom he married April 19, 1935, died April 26, 1991.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Willard (Joyce) Wagner, Milroy, and Mrs. Robert (Connie) Zook, Belleville; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George H. Crissman, and a sister, Margaret Jane Crissman, and a grandson.

Early in life, he worked at Standard Steel and later owned an operated Crissman's Garage and Service Station, Belleville.

He was a member of White Memorial Congregational Church, Siglerville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Haven Chapel with the Rev. Galen Sharp and Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Mifflin County Division, 501 Howard Ave., Building D-101, Altoona, PA 16601 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.


Thurman R. Crosson
MCVEYTOWN - Thurman R. Crosson, 71, of 38 Sheaffer Drive, McVeytown, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1928, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Vaughn and Nellie (Pennepacker) Crosson. His wife, Thelma (Donahey) Crosson of 38 Sheaffer Drive, whom he married Dec. 21, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Larry L. Crosson, Pine Drive, Lewistown, Thomas A. Crosson, McVeytown, and Terry V. Crosson, Lewistown; a sister, Marian Henry, McVeytown; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

He was employed as a machine operator at Standard Steel, Burnham, from 1951-1990.

He was a member of Strodes Mills Baptist Church and the adult Bible class of the church. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1940, and the Fort Granville Grange.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Strodes Mills Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jonathan C. God officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strodes Mills Baptist Church, 8151 US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, PA 17051.


Jesse D. Crownover
LEWISTOWN - Jesse D. Crownover, 77, 1 Crownover Lane, Lewistown, died at 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at his home.

Born March 1, 1922 in Rockville, he was a son of the late John Andrew and Myrtle (Stuter) Crownover. His wife, F. Irene (Sexton) Crownover, whom he married Aug. 1, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Miles R. Crownover, 10 Crownover Lane, Lewistown, Mark A. Crownover, Belleville, and Donald K. Crownover, Lewistown; sisters, Mildred Stuck, Belleville, and Evelyn Packard, Reedsville; half-sisters, Mrs. Robert (Donna) Pry, Hershey, Mrs. Jay (Athelda) Shade, Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. James (Darlis) Dell, Huntingdon; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Crownover and half-sisters, Vergie Crownover, Ester Crownover and Ruth Yoder.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1946, with the rank of staff sergeant. He served with four Anti-Aircraft Battalions, helping to train two of them, and he also participated in the invasion of the Phillipines.

He was a retired carpenter from Jack E. Hess Construction of Burnham.

He was a member of Watts Memorial United Methodist Church of Belleville, and Stroup Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Watts Memorial United Methodist Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Larry Siikanen and the Rev. Mitchell Galloway officiating. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.


Margaret E. 'Nellie' Crozier
MIFFLIN - Margaret E. "Nellie" Crozier, 80, of 110 Path St., Mifflin, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center.

Born June 19, 1919, in Renovo, Clinton County, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Eleanor (Kane) Noll. Her husband, Harold M. Crozier Sr., died Feb. 18, 1989.

Surviving are: Harold M. Crozier, Watsontown, Michael N. Crozier, Deland, Fla., Richard A. Crozier and Margaret E. "Peggy" Knox, both of Mifflin; a sister, Camilla DeLorenzo, Renovo; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, William Noll, Joseph Noll, James Noll, Mary Jane Elroy, and Sue Edwards.

She had worked at Zendt's Store, Mifflin.

She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Mifflintown, where she was a Sunday school teacher.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. George S. Reynolds officiating, assisted by Harold M. Crozier, the decedant's son. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Mifflintown RR4.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

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


Dolores Grace Allen Thomas Cuff
HARRISBURG - Dolores Grace Allen Thomas Cuff, 68, Harrisburg, died at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital.

Born June 16, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Irene and James Allen.

Surviving are: children, Bishop-Elect Roberta Thomas, Sandra Cuff, and Monicia Ingram, all of Harrisburg, Robert Thomas, Huntingdon, and Wallace Cuff III, Harrisburg; sister and brothers, Wanda Davis, Harrisburg, Marlin Allen, Ga., and Paul Harmon, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was a former employee of Pennsylvania Blue Shield. She also worked at the food bank at both Antioch Tabernacle and Fountain Gate Ministries.

She was an avid golfer and enjoyed arts and crafts and western movies.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fountain Gate Church and Ministries, Harrisburg, with the Rev. Clarice Chambers officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Fountain Gate Church and Ministries, PO Box 60675, Harrisburg, PA 17106-0675.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.


F. Myron Culbertson
MILL CREEK - F. Myron Culbertson, 73, of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at his home following an extended illness.

Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Mapleton, he was the son of the late George and Emma J. (Dollar) Culbertson. His wife, Betty D. (Foust) Culbertson, whom he married July 11, 1946, in Winchester, Va., died March 14, 1994.

Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Duane (Sandra K.) Lamberson and Mrs. John (Georgean C.) Mackey, both of HCR 61, Mill Creek, Mrs. Samuel (Penny L.) Manning, Williamsburg, and Mrs. Jerry (Deborah Ann) Frankenburger, Mountain Road, Mill Creek; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was a graduate of Mount Union Area High School, class of 1943.

He was a veteran having served in the U. S. Navy during World War II from 1944-1946. He served in the South Pacific and participated in numerous sea battles aboard the USS Boise. He earned four bronze stars on the Pacific Ribbon, two bronze stars on the Phillipines Liberation Medal, and the American Theatre on War and Victory Ribbons.

He had worked for the family business, Culbertson's Lumber Co., U.S. Steel in Morrisville, and for PGS (now U.S. Silica), retiring in 1986 after 31 1/2 years of service.

He was an avid fisherman and fly-tier and formed his own company, Culbertson Custom Rods, where he produced custom-made fishing rods for customers in Europe, Canada, and the United States.

He was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of the Mapleton Area Sportsman's Club, the American Legion Post 322 in Mapleton, the Huntingdon Moose Lodge, and the Rod Crafter's Association. He was also a former member of the Mill Creek volunteer firemen.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home Inc., Mount Union, with the Rev. David Bailey officiating. Interment will be in the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Home Nursing Agency, 777 Bryan St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.


Evelyn May Cunefare
LEWISTOWN - Evelyn May Cunefare, 69, of McClure died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital. She had been in ill health for 11 years.

Born Nov. 12, 1929, in Northumberland, she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Grace M. (Bartholomew) Jordan. Her husband, Murray Cunefare, whom she married Dec. 22, 1951, survives.

Also surviving are: sons, Murray M. Cunefare, Cambeltown, and Dennis E. Cunefare, San Antonio, Texas; brothers and sisters, Thomas W. Jordan, San Antonio, Texas, George W. Jordan, Hummels Wharf, Joan M. Sarfine, Hummels Wharf, Ruth M. Cowan, Baltimore, Md., Sally A. Jordan, Chaffee, N.Y., Sheila J. Arbogast, Winfield, Doris E. Jordan, Kramm Nursing Home, Milton, and Linda K. Walter, Middleburg RR1; and a stepsister, Shirley Beaver, Elysburg.

After 15 years of service, she retired in 1986 from the former Beaver Shoe Co.

She was a member of the Non-Commissioned Officers Wives' Club of the United States Air Force; the American Legion Post No. 942 Auxiliary, McClure; McClure Fire Co.; and Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure.

She enjoyed baking, sewing and collecting teddy bears.

Services will be held Friday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc., 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in McClure Union Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, when the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1632, Harrisburg, PA 17105-1632.


Robert L. Cupp
THOMPSONTOWN - Robert L. Cupp, 73, of Thompsontown RR1, died Friday evening, March 26, 1999, at his residence.

Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Millerstown, he was the son of the late Roy and Margaretha (Dimm) Cupp. His wife, Thelma V. (Haines) Cupp, whom he married April 16, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are: children, Michael R. Cupp, Thompsontown RR1 and Diane L. Houtz, McAlisterville RR1; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Cupp and a sister, Helen Cupp.

He was a 1943 graduate of Thompsontown High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946, aboard the USS Princeton in the Mediterranean Sea.

He was a life-long farmer. He was also roadmaster of Delaware Township until 1998. He was previously employed as a dockworker for Roadway, Camp Hill, the American Viscose, Lewistown, and Penn Central Railroad, Enola.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, where he was past council member. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farmer's Association.

He enjoyed hunting and going to auctions and the races.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown, with the Rev. Kerry Auker officiating. Interment will be in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Association.

Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where family will receive friends 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Children's Miracle Network, HERCO Building, 300 Park Blvd., Hershey, PA 17033.


Rufus Chris Cupp
OAKDALE, Conn. - Rufus Chris Cupp, 85, of 39 New York Avenue, Oakdale,Conn., died Tuesday night, Feb. 15, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn.

Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Rufus R. and Susan (Woodle) Cupp. His wife, Donna (Wynn) Cupp, whom he married Jan. 28, 1956, in Lewistown, survives.

He was a United States Navy veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring in 1974 after 22 years of service.

He worked as an inspector at Thames Valley Steel Company in New London, Conn., and for several years at Pennoni Corporation in Philadelphia.

Also surviving are: children, Scot B. Cupp of Mystic, Conn., Christel Cupp of East Lyme, Conn.; sisters, Zelda Cunningham and Evelyn Price, both of Lewistown; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert P. Cupp, and a sister, Isabelle Heimback.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., Groton, Conn. Interment will be private.

There will be no visiting hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 261 Ledyard St., New London, CT 06320.


Harry William Cupper
ZWOLLE, La. - Harry William Cupper, 80, of Zwolle, La., died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Toledo Nursing Home, Zwolle, La. He was a son of the late Amos and Edna (Taylor) Cupper. His wife, Mildred (Hearod) Cupper of Zwolle, La., survives. Also surviving are: sister and brothers, Alice Cupper Deeb of Apopka, Fla., Homer Cupper Sr. of Levittown, Frank Cupper of Lewistown, and Ralph Cupper of Hudson, Ohio; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Zwolle with the Rev. Jerry Penfield officiating. Interment will be in Zwolle Cemetery.

The Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Highway 171 North, Zwolle, La., 71486, is in charge of arrangements.


Janet A. Cutshall
LEWISTOWN - Janet A. Cutshall, 74, of 230 E. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 8:17 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born July 3, 1925, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late James and Caroline (Schmidt) Hantz. Her husband, Merrill A. Cutshall, whom she married in 1946, survives.

Also surviving is a son, Steven Cutshall of Shirmanstown.

Early in life, she was employed at Corkin's Restaurant, Vincent's Dress Shop and McMeen's Department Store.

She was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. George Mark and the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.

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


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