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Morris R. 'Buzzy' Farrell
BURNHAM - Morris R. "Buzzy" Farrell, 76, of 111 Second Ave., Burnham, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born April 5, 1925, in Beaver Springs, he was a son of the late Maurice and Blanche (Smith) Farrell. His wife, Betty J. (Fultz) Farrell, whom he married April 15, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: children, Dr. Rodney A. Farrell Sr. and Mrs. William (Brenda) Peightel, both of Reedsville and Jeffrey M. Farrell, South Grand Street, Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Merrill (Jeanne) Allison, Reedsville; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ray "Mick" Farrell. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed in the tire fabric department at the American Viscose Corporation for 25 and for 10 years on the Security Guard Force at Standard Steel, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Burnham Church of the Brethren and a life member of the Newtown Fire Company, Burnham. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009.

Dorothy Pauline Feltman
SELINSGROVE - Dorothy Pauline Feltman, 82, formerly of Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, died at 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Home in Selinsgrove, where she had resided for the past three years. Born Feb. 22, 1919, at Perry Township, Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Walters) Mengle. Her husband, Ralph Henry Feltman, whom she married Oct. 8, 1938, died Jan. 21,1993. Surviving are: children, Harold D. Feltman, Felton, Mrs. Clarence "Ted" (Leona E.) Seaman, Richfield RR2, Mrs. Dale (Olalee M.) Hornberger, HCR 72, Richfield, and Mrs. Roger (Linda K.) Reichenbach, Richfield RR1; brothers and sisters, Herman "Palmer" Mengle, Liverpool RR1, John Mengle, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Leroy Mengle, York, Luella Shellenberger, Enola, Mrs. Charles (Arlene) Cramer, Mechanicsburg and Mrs. William "Bill" (Martha) Fosselman, Star Route, McAlisterville; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ralph H. Feltman Jr. in 1939; a grandson, Thomas Reichenbach in 1979; two brothers, Raymond and Glenn Mengle. She was schooled at the Aline Grammar Schoolhouse in Snyder County. She was a homemaker and had assisted her husband in farming in earlier years. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Millerstown RR2 and its Womens Guild and Adult Sunday School Class. She had last attended the Richfield United Church of Christ, Richfield. She was also a member of the Richfield Ambulance League and the Richfield Fire Company. She enjoyed viewing television, cooking, baking and was an accomplished quilter. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Tom Adams officiating. Interment will be in the Aline Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Aline Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. John L. Womer, Sexton, RR1, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853 or to Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Howard C. 'Dal' Feltman
LEWISBURG - Howard C. "Dal" Feltman, 93, formerly of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 at Kramm's Nursing Home. Born May 1, 1907, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Mathias and Lizzy (Clark) Feltman. His wife, Mabel (Knouse) Feltman, whom he married Dec. 4, 1926, preceded him in death in 1986. Surviving are: children, Mildred Eberhart and Mae Zimmerman, both of Mifflinburg and Joyce Romig, Selinsgrove, with whom he lived for the past three years; 11 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two step- great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers, William and Herbert Feltman, sisters, Emma Schrawder, Joyce Nash, Stella Yeakley and two in infancy. He was also preceded in death by a son and a grandson. He was retired and had worked farming for the Brouse family, and then worked for the Brouse Construction Company. He enjoyed working with wood crafts and was known to be a flower gardener. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Lewisburg for over 50 years. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Gary Hackenburg officiating. Interment will be in the Dreisbach Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of the service at the church on Buffalo Road, Lewisburg. The Trudy K. Solomon Funeral Home, Baldwin Avenue, Shamokin Dam is in charge of arrangements.

Paul E. 'Brother' Fink
LEWISTOWN - Paul E. "Brother" Fink, 61, of 33 Roundhouse Road, Lewistown, died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001, at his residence. Born July 26, 1939, in Granville, he was the son of the late Paul G. and Frances (Hartman) Fink. His wife, Barbara (Osborne) Fink, whom he married Oct. 21, 1961, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mark E. Fink, Reedsville, Scott D. Fink and Rex A. Fink, both of Lewistown, and Heather S. Fink, at home; sisters, Kathryn Gaither, Hollywood, FL and Mrs. Gerald (Sue) Miller, Lewistown; and seven grandchildren. He was a 1958 graduate of Lewistown High School. From 1961-1993, he was owner-operator of Paul E. Fink Construction, Lewistown. From 1993 to the present, he was owner-operator of Fink's Dairy Farm, Lewistown. He was a member of the Granville United Methodist Church, Granville and the Pennsylvania Farmer's Association. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Granville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Lapp officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Herbert W. Firth Jr.
YEAGERTOWN - Herbert W. Firth Jr., 85, of 208 N. Derry Ave., Yeagertown, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at his residence. Born Oct. 14, 1915, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late Professor Herbert W. Sr. and Mary M. (James) Firth. His wife, Mary A. (Cunningham) Firth, whom he married Feb. 27, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Susan E. Berich, 27 S. Mann Ave., Yeagertown, Daniel B. Firth, 306 Oakridge Road, Lewistown, and Michele Firth McElhaney, 508 E. Irvin Ave., State College; sisters and brothers, Laura Zong, Malta Home, Granville, George Firth and William Firth, both of Montoursville, and Katherine Niel, Fresno, CA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 88th Blue Devil Division in the European Theater. He was employed by the American Viscose Corporation, retiring in 1972 and then as a maintenance supervisor for Mifflin County. He was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church and the BPOE Lodge 663, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the Lewistown Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Third St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Little Valley Presbyterian Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. There will be no viewing, but family will receive friends 7 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward E. Fish
BELLEVILLE - Edward E. Fish, 78, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of 226 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Valley View. Born April 1, 1922, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James F. and Ruth E. (Stimely) Fish. His wife, Betty J. (Bigelow) Fish, whom he married July 7, 1955, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Kerry T. (Martha L.) Rager, Reedsville; brother and sister, James F. Fish Jr., Sebastian, Fla. and Roxine Fish, Lewistown; foster brother, Darwin Scrathard, South Lake, Texas; and two grandchildren. He was a 1940 graduate of Lewistown High School. He had been employed at Overhead Door Corporation, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lewistown and a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Alice J. Fisher
GRANVILLE - Alice J. Fisher, 85, of Jimmy Fisher Lane, Granville, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1916, in Derry, Westmoreland County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Catherine "Lena" (Plummer) Kelly, Sr.. Her husband, James O. Fisher, Sr., whom she married May 16, 1936, preceded her in death on April 5, 1981. Surviving are: children, David L. Fisher, Lewistown RD2, Kay H. Smith, Granville, Mrs. Warren (Marcy) Bowersox, Granville, and John S. Fisher, Lewistown RD2; a brother, Joseph A. Kelly, Jr., Nevada; 11 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, one grandchild forthcoming; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, James D. Fisher, Jr., in 1954; sisters, Gladys Gilbert and Edna Harshbarger; a grandson, James Leon Smith, in 2000; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a 1934 graduate of Lewistown High School. Early in life she worked at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, and later was postmaster in Granville for 26 years, retiring in 1982. For many years she was active in the Granville United Methodist Church where she served the Lord in many capacities and was previously named Woman of the Year. She had also been a member of the Mifflin County Church Women United, and the Granville Fire Company Auxillary, having served as Membership Secretary of the fire company. She helped with the Fresh Air Fund, served as a 4-H leader, Girl Scout leader, and secretary of the Fisher Family Reunion for 49 years. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Mark Brower officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice-The Bridge, 1126 West Fourth St., Lewistown, Pa 17044.

Betty (Meshyock) Fisher
Betty (Meshyock) Fisher, 73, of Baltimore, MD, and a native of Six Mile Run, died Oct. 25, 2001. Born July 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Meshyock. Her husband, Merle Fisher, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Margaret and Patricia; a stepson, Merle Jr.; and one sister and five brothers. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Services were held in Baltimore, MD.

Carl I. Fisher
TAVARES, FLA. - Carl I. Fisher, 84, of 648 Marina Lane, Tavares, Fla., formerly of Newton-Hamilton and Mount Union, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at his residence. Born April 21, 1916, in Alexandria, he was a son of the late Newton and Susan E. (Bumgardner) Fisher. His wife, Mamie L. (Enyeart) Fisher, whom he married Dec. 13, 1935, preceded him in death on July 3, 1996. Surviving are: children, Ned H. Fisher and Carol Sue Poston, both of Tavares, Fla., and Mrs. John (Janet) Fetrow, McVeytown RD1; a brother, Merle Fisher, Baltimore, MD; 11 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in two enlistments, one in the United States Army, and the other in the United States Navy. He had been employed in law enforcement until his retirement, having been Chief of Police in Williamsburg, a guard at the Baltimore City Jail and a security officer at Juniata College, Huntingdon. He was a Protestant by faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a life-member of the F & AM Lodge No. 109 Mystic Circle, Elkridge, MD, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be in the Newton-Hamilton Cemetery, Newton-Hamilton. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service by the F & AM Lodge No. 688 of Mount Union will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Norman 'Normie' Fisher
RICHFIELD - Norman "Normie" Fisher, 98, of the Zendt Home, Richfield, formerly of Richfield RR1, West Perry Township, Snyder County, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Jan. 29, 1903 in West Perry Township, Snyder County, he was a son of the late William Clinton Albennent "Al" and Mary Emma (Frantz) Fisher. Surviving are: eight nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Wilson, Sterril and Guy Fisher, and sisters, Rosebella Graybill and Sylvia Bitner, and several nieces. He attended the Cherry Hill Grammar Schoolhouse in West Perry Township, Snyder County. He worked as a laborer at area farms and sawmills, and worked in the woods, retiring in 1950. He was attended the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Beavertown. He was a member of the Richfield Ambulance League, Richfield. He was an avid hunter and animal liver, and he enjoyed gathering and cracking various nuts. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Samuel D. Jordan officiating. Interment will be in Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Zendt Home, 68 Main St., Richfield, PA 17086, or to the Richfield Lions Club, c/o Harvey Graybill, treasurer, RR2 Box 154, Mifflinburg, PA 17844.

Pearl E. Fisher
BOWIE, TX - Pearl E. Fisher, formerly of 7 Shaw Ave., Lewistown, most recently residing at her son's residence in Bowie, TX, until entering the Bellmire Healthcare Facility in Bowie, TX, a year ago, graduated to her eternal home at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the healthcare facility. Born in Ferguson Valley, Derry Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Emery H. and Ida F. (Rickabaugh) Knepp. Her husband, J. Sylvester Fisher, died Aug. 26, 1984. She is survived by a son, J. Duane Fisher and daughter-in-law, Kathy of Bowie, TX. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. She was a graduate of Lancaster Business College. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown. Her service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with her son, J. Duane Fisher officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.

Raymond A. Fisher
LEWISTOWN &endash; Raymond A. Fisher, 85, of 125 Montgomery Avenue, Lewistown, died at10:20 a.m. Sunday at the Lewistown Hospital. Born August 29, 1916, in Altoona, he was the son of the late Harry A. Fisher and Vera (Bender) Fisher. His wife, Betty Mae (Sower) Fisher, preceded him in death. He is survived by a niece, Marlene Burkholder of Lewistown. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He worked as a watchmaker early in life, then had 25 years of service at Ruhl's Clothing Store. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and a member of Elks #663. He served in the United States Army in World War II. His funeral service is at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Barr Funeral Home, Inc., 120 Logan Street, Lewistown, with the Reverend Gerald Krum officiating. Interment will be in the Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Viewing will be held 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jane Ann (Hess) Flanders
PELHAM, NY - Jane Ann (Hess) Flanders, 61, of 1 Hazen St., Pelham, NY, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, in her home following an extended illness. Born March 26, 1940 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Margaret S. (Schroyer) Hess of Belleville and Waynesboro and the late Leslie M. Hess, who died in October 1999. Her husband, Steven Flanders, whom she married July 9, 1966 in Christ United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, survives. She is also survived by children, Kathryn Ryan, Providence, RI, Elinor Flanders, Chicago, Ill., and Benjamin Flanders, Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, John A. Hess, Weston, Conn. and William L. Hess, Abilene, Texas; and one grandson. She graduated from the Waynesboro High School with the Class of 1958 as a National Merit Scholar. She received her B.A. in Music from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, in 1962 and her M.A. in English Literature in 1966 from Columbia University, New York City, NY. She was a teacher and author. She was author of three collections of poetry and a fourth that she was preparing for publication. Her work appeared in dozens of publications, including The Atlantic, Commonweal, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry, and the Quarterly Review of Literature. Her teaching career included seventh grade English in Honolulu, Hawaii to graduate students. In 1991, she was chosen to serve as Elliston Poet in residence at the University of Cincinnati and has taught literature and writing at Clark University, Worcester, Maine, the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, and Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. She received numerous awards for her work, including the Discovery Award, the Juniper Prize and several Pushcart Prizes and Fellowships from the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Graveside services were held in the Green Hill Cemetery Waynesboro, with the Rev. Jay E. Zimmerman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jane E. Flickinger
MIFFLINTOWN - Jane E. Flickinger, 74, a resident of Brookline Manor, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Millerstown, died at 6:48 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1926, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Sellers C. and Amy (Lukens) Nipple. Her husband, James C. Flickinger Jr., whom she married July 24, 1946, died Aug. 24, 1998. She is survived by a son, Terry R. Flickinger, Millerstown and two grandchildren. She was a 1945 graduate of Millerstown High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper for Kinkora Pythian Home in Duncannon, the Nipple Convalescent Home in Liverpool, and as a presser at the Millerstown Dress Factory. She was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church; the Women of the Moose, Lodge 925, Millerstown; and the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion, Post 364, Liverpool. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, dancing and playing the piano. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High Streets, Millerstown, with the Rev. Peter M. Beddia officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alzheimer's Association, South Central PA Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Helen Floyd
PHOENIX, AZ - Helen (Haggerty) Floyd, 83, of Phoenix, AZ, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at her residence. She was the widow of Norman N. Floyd Sr. Surviving are: children, Blanche Burnham, Phoenix, AZ, Lydia Ann Alicea, Maple Shade, NJ and George E. Floyd, Glen Birne, MD; two sisters and a brother, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Inglesby/Givnish Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Maple Shade, NJ. Interment will be private. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or to the American Diabetes Association, Southern Regional Chapter, 1060 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry hill, NJ 08034.

Doran L. Fogleman
PORT ROYAL - Doran L. Fogleman, 56, of Port Royal, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at his home. Born June 15, 1954 in McAlisterville, he was a son of the late Ethel J. "Jo" (Fogleman) Benner. Surviving are: uncles, Kenneth Fogleman, Mifflintown RR5 and Paul R. Lauver, Mifflintown RR2; step-brothers and step-sisters, Kay Fest, Dillsburg, Connie Wagner, Mifflintown, Larry Benner, Louisville, KY, Judy Hilbish, Summerdale and Curtis Benner, Upper Marlboro, MD; and several nieces and nephews. He attended Free Spring Church of the Brethren, Mifflintown RR2 and Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown RR4. He enjoyed fishing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Skills of Central PA, Group Home, RR2 Box 2217, Port Royal, PA 17082.

James E. Folk Jr.
LEWISTOWN - James E. Folk Jr., 75, of 615 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at his residence. Born Oct. 28, 1926, in McClure, he was the son of the late James E. Sr. and Maggie (Beaver) Folk. His wife, A. Louise (Musser) Folk, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: children, Joan Yeater, Joppa, MD, James E. Folk III, Bellefonte, and Mrs. James (Sherry) Felmlee, 9 Spanogle Ave., Lewistown; brother and sister, Robert Folk, Yorba Linda, CA and Margaret Bubb, McClure; four grandchildren, Jennifer Morocko, James E. Folk IV, Nick and Ryan Felmlee; and two great-grandsons, Jacob and Luke Morocko. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Richard Folk. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was manager of the Susquehanna Motor Company for 21 years, retiring Oct. 29, 1988. Early in life, he was co-owner of F&S Auto Sales for 10 years. He was a member of Grove Memorial United Methodist Church and the Mifflin County Historical Society. He enjoyed woodworking. His service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. William J. Danis officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Grove Memorial United Methodist Church, 611 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James "Jim" Fredrick Foltz
MIDDLEBURG - James "Jim" Fredrick Foltz, 70, of Middleburg RR3, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his residence. His service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Zion (Arbogast's) Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, with the Rev. Celo V. Leitzel officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Liverpool American Legion Post 364. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills. Memorial contributions may be made to: Zion (Arbogast's) Lutheran Church, c/o William Smith, treasurer, 8 Maple St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Stephen E. 'Skip' Foltz Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Stephen E. "Skip" Foltz Sr., 50, of 116 Hawsbrick St., Lewistown, died at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2001, at the Lebanon Veteran's Hospital, Lebanon. Born May 22, 1951, in Lewistown, he was the son of Esther V. (Geedy) Foltz of 126 Hawsbrick St., Lewistown and the late Bernard E. "Barney" Foltz. His wife, Deborah (Donley) Foltz, whom he married Oct. 28, 1995, survives. Also surviving are: children, Susanne L. Foltz, Milroy, Mrs. David (Rebecca) Hannon, Reedsville, Mrs. Brian (Jane) Cramer, Lancaster County, and Stephen E. Foltz Jr., at home; stepchildren, Amy L. Peachy, Belleville and Aaron Cox, at home; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Michael (Lisea) Spahr, Scott A. Foltz, and Jeffrey M. Foltz, all of Lewistown, Leah Foltz, Carlisle, and Mrs. Charles (Leta) Doyle, Reedsville; and five grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Early in life, he was a self-employed over the road truck driver and later as an adult training facility instructor at Skills of Central Pennsylvania. He was a member of Grace Covenant Church, where he was a musician in the The Hand of Grace Musical Group. He was also an instructor at the American Red Cross and a medication administration instructor for the State of Pennsylvania. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Danny R. Neff officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, where graveside military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hand of Grace, c/o Grace Covenant Church, 205 Washington Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Frances G. Forgy
MCVEYTOWN - Frances G. Forgy, 82, of Fairview Rd., McVeytown, died at 1:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Wayne Township, she was a daughter of the late Merle S. and W. Faye (Gearhart) Kane. Her husband, Roy L. Forgy, whom she married Sept. 19, 1942, preceded her in death in August 1984. Surviving are: a daughter, Sheryl A. Stoner, Irvin Ridge Road, McVeytown; two brothers, Fern R. Kane, Palmyra; G. Elwood Kane, Meade, KS; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Ethel) Rosensteel, Mount Union; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many foster children whom she raised. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman S. Kane. She was previously employed at L. Grief and Company Sewing Factory, Mount Union, and as a cook at Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, McVeytown, and helped her husband on their dairy farm. She was a member of the Atkinson Mills United Methodist Church, where she taught children's Sunday School class for many years, served as church historian, and participated in the ladies class of the church. She was also a member of the Country Crossroads Senior Citizens Center, Atkinson Mills, and enjoyed quilting. Her service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Atkinson Mills United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert A. Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Atkinson Mills United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, and from 10 a.m. until the services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Atkinson Mills United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 337, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.

Blanche I. Forsythe
TOPTON - Blanche I. Forsythe, 89, of Topton, Berks County, formerly of York, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Bette M. Forsythe of Macungie, Lehigh County. Born June 29, 1911, in Whitehall, Lehigh County, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary E. (Baker) Goss. Her husband, Carl V. Forsythe, preceded her in death. Surviving are: two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a sister, Charlotte Cox of Mount Union; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl E. Forsythe and two grandchildren. She retired from York Maid Sewing Factory, York. She was a member of Saint Peters United Church of Christ, Topton and a former member of Faith United Church of Christ, York. She was also a member of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. Private graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Rose Cemetery, York, with the Rev. Robert E. Brown officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund established for the grandchildren at First Union National Bank, attn: David Mercer, 506 19th St., Allentown, PA 18104. Baumeister, Orcutt & Small Mortuaries Inc., Roosevelt at Madison Avenue, York, is in charge of arrangements.

William R. 'Bill' Fortney
MCVEYTOWN - William R. "Bill" Fortney, 74, of 1605 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Mount Union, he was the son of the late Ranels and Jennie C. (Sechrist) Fortney. His wife, Edna Jane (Pecht) Fortney, whom he married March 15, 1951, died Nov. 6, 1996. Surviving are: children, Martin L. Pecht, McVeytown RR1, Richard W. Fortney, Lewistown, and Mrs. Walter (Cindy) Chilcote, Mill Creek; brothers, Robert C. Fortney Sr. and Jack I. Fortney, both of Mount Union RR1; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother, Edward Fortney. He attended the Mount Union schools. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on a destroyer in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He had formerly been employed by Pennsylvania Glass Sand, McVeytown and Harbison-Walker Brick Refractory, Mount Union for 27 years. He retired from US Sports, Huntingdon in 1988. He was Protestant by faith. He was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels in the Strodes Mills area. He was a lifetime member of the Newton Wayne Fire Co., Newton Hamilton and a member of the Mifflin County Fire Police. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a firemen's memorial service at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

John A. Foster Sr.
STATE COLLEGE - John A. Foster Sr., 80, of West Township, Petersburg RR1, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Surviving are: his wife, Annabelle Louise Hammond, Petersburg; children, Mrs. Stanley (Dixie) Wensel and John A. Foster Jr., both of Petersburg; a sister, Cecille Matter, Camp Hill; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria, with the Rev. Myrna V. Speck and the Rev. David Benfer officiating. Interment will be in Mooresville Cemetery, Neffs Mills. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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