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Thomas C. Foster
LEWISTOWN - Thomas C. Foster, 88, a resident of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of South Brown Street, Lewistown, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born Sept. 8, 1912 in Six Mile Run, he was a son of the late Cook and Margaret (Stunkard) Foster. His wife, Sue K. (Kephart) Foster, preceded him in death on April 26, 1991. He is survived by three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a son, Robert P. Foster, and also by six brothers and three sisters. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. Early in life he was a painter at American Viscose Corp., and was a self-employed painter/contractor. He retired as head of maintenance from the Juniata-Mifflin Counties Area Vocational-Technical School. He was a member of Lewistown Presbyterian Church. He was a former borough councilman of the Second Ward and a former Democratic Committeeman for the Mifflin County Board of Elections. He was a charter member of the Century Club, and a member of the Lewistown Elks Lodge No. 663, the American Legion Post No. 90, the VFW Post No. 7011 and the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bruce Hinderliter officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Belva "Frankie" A. Franklin
BELLEFONTE - Belva "Frankie" A. Franklin, 89, of Bellefonte, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born May 6, 1912, in Aaronsburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank R. and Elizabeth (Acker) Stricker. Her husband, Thomas Henry Franklin, preceded her in death. Surviving are: daughters, Colleen Cramer, Lewistown, Florine Richner, Bellefonte, Shirley Flood, Essex, MD, and Mona McCabe, Alexandria, sons, Thomas Franklin, Jr., Centre Hall, Ray Franklin, Potters Mills, and Benjamin Franklin, Bellefonte; sisters, Wava Duck, Rural Bellefonte, and Gladys Jordan, Rural Centre Hall; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth M. Wyland, two brothers and two grandchildren. She worked as a seamtress for Balfurd's, John's and Marrara's cleaners. She was a member of the Bellefonte Senior Citizens. She was a former member of Petersburg United Methodist Church and attended The Church of the Good Shepherd, Bellefonte. She especially enjoyed bus trips, flowers and shopping. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Services, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Todd A. Confer officiating. Interment will be in the Reformed and Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.

Martha Jane Frecon
BOYERTOWN - Martha Jane (Hetrick) Frecon, 83, of Powder Mill Hollow Road, Boyertown, formerly of Juniata County, died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her home. Born in May 25, 1917, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and Laura (Caveny) Hetrick. Her husband of 63 years, Richard S. Frecon, survives. She is also survived by children, Richard H. Frecon, Therese Frecon, and Henry Frecon, all of Boyertown, Jerome Frecon, Turnersville, NJ, Suzan Frecon, New York, NY, and Jeanne Eberle, Libertytown, Maryland; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. She was a homemaker and owner of Frecon Fruit Farms with her family. She was a member for almost 59 years of St. Columbkills Catholic Church. She was a past member of the Boyertown Women's Club and the Berks County Society of Farm Women. A Mass of Christian Burial for the family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Columbkills Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Springs Road, Boyertown. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Columbkills Building Fund, c/o St. Columbkills Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Springs Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. The Catagnus Funeral Home, Boyertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry G. Fredericks Jr.
YEAGERTOWN - Harry G. Fredericks Jr., 66, of 14 Weyant Drive, Yeagertown, died at 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born March 15, 1935, in Morrisville, he was the son of the late Harry G. Sr. and Margaret (McCarty) Fredericks. His wife, Connie L. (Rager) Fredericks, died July 17, 1999. He is survived by children, Mrs. William (Kathy) Pidgeon, Edgley, Mrs. Dennis (Patti) Weyant and Harry G. Fredericks III, both of Yeagertown, and Michael G. Fredericks Sr., Bristol; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Joan) Anders, New Jersey and Mrs. Fred (Jackie) Kitman, Florida; and 10 grandchildren. He was employed as a press operator for 30 years at Vulcanized Rubber Inc., Morrisville. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Juniata Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA 16601. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel Jacob Freed
NORTHUMBERLAND - Daniel Jacob Freed, 88, formerly of McKees Half Falls, Port Treverton RR1, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Nottingham Village Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been admitted on Oct. 1, 2001. He and his wife were residents of 2 Bristol Lane, Northumberland. Born Oct. 7, 1913, in Middleburg, he was the son of the late Irvin J. and Susan (Kern) Freed. His wife, the former Ruth R. Rohrer, whom he married on June 5, 1939, survives. His death breaks a marital union of over 62 years. Also surviving are: a son, John D. Freed and wife, Susan M., Cocolamus; daughters, Mrs. Mervin (Joanne R.) Dissinger, Yardley, and Carol A. Holtzapple, Selinsgrove RR1; eight grandchildren, Kelly Mullholland, Suzanne Newsome, Lorraine Parsons, Kathleen Byrne, Wanda Heimbach, Brian Holtzapple, Kirk Freed, and Jeremy Freed; six great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Claire Newsome, Emma Newsome, Melissa Mullholland, Kelsey Mullholland, Catherine Mullholland, and Jared Parsons; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, Edward Freed; and four sisters, Helen Hall, Mary Rice, Ruth Brown, and Alpha Tharp. He graduated in 1931 from Selinsgrove High School, Selinsgrove. He established the Freed's Drive In in 1960 at Port Treverton, a business he maintained until the late 1970's. He was self-employed for his entire life, retiring in the early 1990's. He and his wife were former members of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Liverpool, where he served on the church council. Presently, they were members of Zion (Hall's) Lutheran Church, Port Treverton RR1. Added memberships include Lafayette Lodge #194; Free & Accepted Masons, Selinsgrove; Harrisburg Consistory; Liverpool Fire Company, where he had served as it's fire chief for many years; and the Liverpool Lions Club, having served as its president at one time. He was an avid reader and an accomplished wood-worker. He dearly loved his family. He also enjoyed playing card games and boating on the Susquehanna River. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion (Hall's) Lutheran Church, Port Treverton RR1, with the Rev. Timothy W. Bingman, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Mr. Freed to: Zion (Hall's) Lutheran Church, c/o Charles Ferry Jr., treasurer, PO Box 45, Port Treverton, PA 17864. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth I. Freed
MCALISTERVILLE - Kenneth I. Freed, 84, formerly of McAlisterville, died at 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent Rest Home, where he had been a resident since 1982. Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Thompsontown, he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Tillie (Lantz) Freed. His wife, Lenna E. (Bottiger) Freed, whom he married Oct. 15, 1937, died March 18, 1988. He is survived by a son, Stephen Sholley, Mifflintown RR4; sisters, Florence A. Ranck and Janet E. Heath, both of Thompsontown; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Stanley E. "Joe" Freed and two sisters, Ruth Ehrenzeller and Helen Lesher. He was a 1934 graduate of Thompsontown High School and he graduated in 1936 from Thompson Institute with a degree in business. He owned and operated a hatchery in Cocolamus; was a chick sexer for numerous hatcheries; worked at the McAlisterville Cannery; worked as a delivery man for JV Oil, McAlisterville; was the Fayette Township Tax Collector; and worked part time for the Clair Stuck Funeral Home, McAlisterville. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, where he had been a member of the church council. He was past member of the Lost Creek Hunting Camp and the Fayette Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with the Rev. James Park Bricker officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is in charge of arrangements.

Laura J. Freed
MCVEYTOWN - Laura J. Freed, 85, of Criswell Street, McVeytown, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown. Born Dec. 7, 1915, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd W. and Bertha A. (Gearhart) Wilson. Her husband, Paul D. Freed, whom she married June 11, 1938, preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1969. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Leona) Schwarz, Reedsville and Mrs. Terry (Mary) Morris, Garden City, MI; a brother and sisters, Pearl E. Wilson, Malta Home, Granville, Samuel R. Wilson, McVeytown and Florence C. Swartz, Millerstown; three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers John H. Wilson, Russell J. Wilson and Albert L. Wilson, and by sisters, Catharine Wilson, Jessie M. Wilson and Mabel M. Campbell. She was employed as a custodian for the Mifflin County School District in the Strodes Mills elementary and middle schools, retiring in 1982 with 12 years of service. She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, McVeytown and the Shining Star Sunday School class of the church. She also served as church custodian for many years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and flower gardening. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown. 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 the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Roy J. Freed
LEWISTOWN &endash; Roy J. Freed, 73, of 330 Logan St., Lewistown died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, in his residence. Born Oct. 9, 1928, in Mifflin County, he was the son of the late Franklin Freed and Susie E. (Price) Freed Osborne. He was the husband of Donna J. (Miller) Freed, who he married on April 7, 1984. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Brenda K. Specht of Lewistown; five step-daughters, Audrey (Fisher) Brumbaugh of Centre County, Joyce (Dodson) Parson of Lewistown, Kim Shawver of Lewistown, Linda Piper of Lewistown and Suzanne Bickel of Lewistown; three step-sons, Robert Fisher of Raystown, Donald Dodson of Mifflintown and Larry Dodson of Lewistown; three sisters, Naomi Narehood of Belleville, Esther Freed of Lewistown and Mrs. George (Mary) Musser of State College ; two half-sisters, Helen Osborne of York and Mrs. Joseph (Lillian) Duncan of Washington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. For 35 years he was a security guard at Standard Steel in Burnham. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. during World War II. He attended Bible Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Rock Cemetery with the Rev. John S. Walters officiating. A public viewing will not be held. Funeral arrangements were handled by Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc.

Harry James 'Jimmy' French Jr.
MCVEYTOWN - Harry James "Jimmy" French Jr., 52, of 125 Scenic Drive, McVeytown, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at Centre Community Hospital. Born Dec. 25, 1948, in Lewistown, he was son of Harry J. and Mona L. (Weikel) French, Sr. of 106 Scenic Drive, McVeytown. He was the husband of Linda (Askins) French. Also surviving are a son, Daniel Ray French of Dillsburg; three sisters, Peggy Miller of 152 Scenic Drive, McVeytown, Susan J. Bernat of 231 S. Walnut St., Burnham and Sandi Anderson of 46 Anderson St., Mattawana; a brother, Ronald A. French of 125 Scenic Drive, McVeytown; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by two infant twin sons and an infant sister. He was self-employed as a building contractor and attended Grace Covenant Church. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 59 Farm View Lane, Lewistown, with the Rev. Jerry Wise officiating. A viewing will not be held. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to Pine Glen Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Building Fund, 59 Farm Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044. Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry J. French
MCVEYTOWN - Terry J. French, 46, of McVeytown, died at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 16, 1955, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late Samuel J. and Savilla C. (Renninger) French. Surviving are: a brother, Lee French, Ryde, a twin sister, Sara J. "Susie" French, McVeytown; three nieces and one nephew. He was a graduate of Centre Business School, State College, and Shippensburg University, where he earned his degree in Business Education. He taught computer courses at South Hills School of Business from 1990 to 1998, and was currently employed as a teacher at Indian Valley High School in the Business Education Department. He was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church, and had served as a volunteer for Hospice- The Bridge. He was also a current member of the McVeytown Borough Council, a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Business Education Association, a member of the Pennsylvania State Educator Association, and had served as a company advisor for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at the McVeytown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman and the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice- The Bridge, Market St. Danks Building, Lewistown, PA 17044 or McVeytown Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 11, McVeytown, PA 17051.

Benjamin F. Frey, Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Benjamin F. Frey, Sr., 81, of 324 Summit Dr., Lewistown, died at 3:31 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Feb. 27, 1920 in Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Frederick and Helen (Ortman) Frey. Surviving are: children, Steven C. Frey, 1713 Locust St., New Cumberland, James F. Frey, Columbia, Michael L. Frey, Philadelphia, Robert H. Frey, North Carolina, David A. Frey, Washington and Gwen Happ, Mount Joy; brothers and sisters, James R. Frey, Washington, Janet Coller and Roma Shenk, both of Lancaster, Jane Beidler, Columbia, Marion Lombardo, Florida, Edith Henderson, Wrightsville; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin F. Frey, Jr. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired technician for RCA in Lancaster and was also a farmer. He was a member of Key to Life Church of God, Lewistown Sportsman's Club, and an avid hunter and fisherman. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., with the Rev. Scott T. Reiman officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Key to Life Church of God, 110 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Dorothy Brindel Friedman
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Dorothy Brindel Friedman, 83, of 34 Eighth Ave., New York City, NY, died at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her residence. Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late William A. H. and Olive (Gibboney) Brindel. Her husband, Abraham Friedman, died Jan. 17, 1973. She is survived by a brother, William E. Brindel, Milroy. She was a graduate of Burnham High School, and attended Ryder College, New Jersey, studying journalism. She spent three years as a secretary for the American Red Cross during World War II in the Pacific area. She had worked as a travel agent in New York City. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with minister, Marshall Deckard officiating. Interment will follow. The Reddens Funeral Home, 325 W. 14th St., New York City, NY., was in charge of arrangements. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of local arrangements.

Gloria A. Fuhrman
BEAVER SPRINGS - Gloria A. Fuhrman, 52, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 8:27 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, following an extended illness. Born June 26, 1948, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Frances A. (Hartman) Fuhrman, with whom she lived and the late Paul W. Fuhrman, who died in 1996. She is also survived by a sister, Darla I. Walter, Beaver Springs RR1; four nephews; one great-niece and two great-nephews. She graduated from West Snyder High School in 1966 and attended a business school, Gale Institute, Illinois, Pa. She had worked 25 years as a clerk typist at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, retiring in l993. She was a member of Beavertown God's Missionary Church, Middleburg. She enjoyed reading, knitting and painting. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beavertown God's Missionary Church, with the Rev. James Plank and the Rev. Aaron McCarty officiating. Interment will be in the Troxelville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beavertown God's Missionary Church, Creek Road, Middleburg, PA 17842.

Elgarda E. 'Gardy' Fulton
LEWISTOWN - Elgarda E. "Gardy" Fulton, 87, of 508 Lindburgh Way, Lewistown, died at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday, Jan, 24, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home. Born Feb. 1, 1913, in Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (Longacre) Heister. Her husband, Glenn S. Fulton, died in 1993. Surviving are: children, Edward Fulton, 211 Fourth Ave., Burnham and Mrs. Edward (Jane) Noerr, 115 E. Fleming Ave., Lewistown; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters. Early in life, she was employed at the American Viscose Corporation. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Clifford R. Miller Jr. officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Barbara E. Fultz
LEWISTOWN - Barbara E. Fultz, 59, of 179 W. Fifth St., Lewistown, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born March 3, 1942, in Oliver Township, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Alma (Powell) Winn. Her husband, Rush H. Fultz Jr., whom she married Aug. 23, 1958, survives. Also surviving are: children, Randy L. Fultz, Mrs. Charles (Karen) Smyrk III and Mrs. Joseph (Michelle) Lyter, all of Lewistown; brothers and sisters, Dorothy Elliott, Mifflintown, Harriett Crosson, Lewistown RR5, Ret. Major Richard Winn, Bel Air, MD, William Winn, Burnham and Larry Winn, Yeagertown; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Winn. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church. A Christian Wake service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Father Thomas Marickovic officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Cecil O. B. Fultz
MILROY - Cecil O. B. Fultz, 77, of 157 Broad St., Milroy, formerly of Spring Mills, died at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, at his residence. Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Milroy, he was the son of the late William David and Minnie Mae (Walter) Fultz. His wife, Betty J. (Nearhood) Fultz, died Aug. 18, 1991. Surviving are: children, Dennis L. Fultz, Easthampton, NJ, Mrs. Gary (Sandra Louise) Beaver and Mrs. Stanley (Patricia Lee) Weaver, both of Milroy, Mrs. Curtis (Lucinda Vicky) Geib, Elizabethtown, Mrs. Wade (Melissa Lynn) Wolfe, Centre Hall, and Mrs. Michael (Christina Denise) Eckenroth, Port Matilda; brothers, Blair S. L. Fultz, Milroy and Paul E. J. Fultz, Spring Mills; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Cecil Fultz in 1948. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He had been part owner of C & P Equipment, Spring Mills and earlier in life, he had worked for Aumiller's Sales & Service, Milroy. He was a member of Lockes Banks Evangelical Methodist Church, Milroy. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. William Herrick officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charles A. Fultz
REEDSVILLE - Charles A. Fultz, 86, of 195 Dutchess St., Reedsville, died at 10:08 a.m, Sunday, August 19, 2001 at his residence. Born Dec. 22, 1914 in Belleville, he was the son of the late Jacob and Elsie (Rupert) Fultz. His wife, Maxine H. (Crownover) Fultz, died on March 26, 1982. He is survived by a son, Roy C. Fultz; a daughter, Shirley F. Stanbaugh, Haddon Township, NJ; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was employed at American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, and retired from the Mifflin County School District where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville with the Rev. Dean Bobb officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Internment will be at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Grace E. Fultz
MILROY - Grace E. Fultz, 81, of 30 Bush St., Milroy, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late James H. and Minnie (Snyder) Specht. Her husband, Nicholas Ellsworth Fultz, preceded her in death on July 7, 1977. Surviving are: children, Nicholas E. Fultz Jr., Mifflinburg, Nancy Hannon, Milroy, and Bette L. Moore, Lewistown; a sister, Mildred Wagner, Reedsville; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, John Specht, Charles Specht, Harry Specht, Samuel Specht, James Specht and Franklin Specht, a sister, Edna Bishop, and a grandson, Dennis S. Moore. She was a member of Reedsville Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and enjoyed camping and crocheting. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Guy R. Hockenberry officiating. Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Janet F. Fultz
BURNHAM - Janet F. Fultz, 67, of 419 S. Walnut St., Burnham, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at her residence. Born Sept. 2, 1933, in Belltown, she was a daughter of Dorothy (Firth) Snook of 417 S. Walnut St., Burnham and the late Walter O. Snook. Her husband, Charles J. Fultz, whom she married July 26, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: children, Charles O. Fultz, Jasper, Fla., William R. Fultz and S. Ryan Fultz, both of Lewistown, and Mrs. Adam (D. Rennee) Myers, Thurmont, Md. and 11 grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a graduate of Derry Township High School, Yeagertown. She worked as a cook at Stop 35, Mifflintown, retiring in 1989, due to disability. She was a member of Burnham Presbyterian Church, where she was a past deacon and trustee. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Burnham Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert Zorn officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Cancer Center, 100 Academy Hill, Danville, PA 17822. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin J. 'Mel' Fultz
HUNTINGDON - Melvin J. "Mel" Fultz, 61, of Huntingdon RD2, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1939 in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Milton and Mae (Rhea) Fultz. Surviving are: brothers and sisters, William Fultz, Lewistown RD2, Ronald Fultz and David L. Fultz, both of Milroy, and Mrs. Max (Frances) Hampton and Darwin G. Fultz, both of Granville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley A. Hampton. He was a laborer with 20 years of service with the Fay L. Wagner Tire Company, Yeagertown. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601. The Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Jay Fultz
MCVEYTOWN - Robert Jay Fultz, 86, of 4920 SR 103 South, McVeytown, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at James E. VanZandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. Born Nov. 13, 1914, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Albert O. and Emma A. (Worral) Fultz. His wife, Martha M. (Goss) Fultz, whom he married in June 1942, survives. Also surviving are: children, Anita Davies, Florida and Randall L. Fultz, McClure; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Bert Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the services Saturday at the funeral home.

Vada Mae Fultz
MCVEYTOWN - Vada Mae Fultz, 78, of Wakefield Road, McVeytown, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Margaret E. (Hess) Traxler. Her husband, Harry J. "Ted" Fultz, whom she married Aug. 14, 1941, died March 12, 1980. Surviving are: children, Herbert J. "Dick" Fultz and his wife, Brenda L. (Runk) Fultz, Lewistown, Mrs. Stephen (Margaret J.) Arnold, Mifflintown, Clyde S. Fultz and his wife, Lonna (Arnold) Fultz, Mifflintown, Melvin P. Fultz and his wife, Mary Jane (Varner) Fultz, Lewistown, Mrs. Robert L. (Donna K.) Goss, McVeytown, Mrs. Arthur (Connie M.) Goodling, Liverpool, and Rick Fultz and his wife, Cindy (White) Fultz, McVeytown; a sister, Ruth Holland, Shade Gap; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mabel Miller, Betty McMullen and Faye Shehan; a brother, Paul Traxler; and a granddaughter, Sherry Moser. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church, with Pastor Kenneth Grove officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Ferguson Valley Brethren in Christ Church, PO Box 282, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044-1733.


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