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Kathleen "Kathy" F. Fox Gage
LEWISTOWN - Kathleen "Kathy" F. Fox Gage, 51, of 172 Crossover Dr., Lewistown, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center. Born on Sept. 23, 1949, in Lebanon, she was the daughter of Irene K. (Kreider) Fox, Lebanon, and the late George H. Fox. Her husband, Donald D. Gage, whom she married on March 23, 2000, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Kristen Gilbert of Carol Stream, IL; a son, Kenneth Kleinfelter of Milroy; two sisters, Arbelyn Habig of Watkins Glen, NY, and Mrs. Michael P. (Marilyn E.) Hollis of Lebanon; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey K. Kleinfelter. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsville. She was a 1967 graduate of Cedar Crest High School and she received her bachelor's degree from Shippensburg College in 1971. She then received her graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Earlier in life, she was a volunteer at her hometown hospital and she was an active member of her church, where she served on multiple committees and the church council. She also sang in the choir. Most recently, she was in manufacturing as an order entry specialist for Mann Edge Tool Co., Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Evangelical Church, Lebanon. Interment will be at Iona "Fairview" Cemetery, Lebanon. There will be no viewing. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. A memorial service will also be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Maitland Church of the Brethren, Crossover Road, Lewistown. Memorial contributions can be made to Penn State University UD Life Lion, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033. Christman's Funeral Home, 226 Cumberland St., Lebanon is handling the funeral arrangements.

Mary R. Galbreath
WATSONTOWN - Mary R. Galbreath, 58, of 8 West Fourth Street, Watsontown, died Monday evening, March 26, 2001, at her home. Born April 10, 1942, in Lewistown,she was a daughter of the late Calvin Walter and Nellie (Hess-Huff) Galbreath. She is survived by a companion of eight years, Anna M. Hruska, Watsontown; sisters and brothers, Patricia Aitkins, McClure, Mrs. Clair (Virginia) Hampton, Mexico and Mrs. Jack (Rose) Lambert, Bellefonte, Roy Mateer Jr., Milroy, Charles Huff and Richard Huff, both of Mifflin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother, Dorothy A. Wolfkiel, Frances Blose, Thelma Heyne and Russell Huff. She was a graduate of Kishacoquillas High School, Reedsville. Over the years she was employed by FMC in Lewistown, Zenith in Watsontown, and West Pharmaceutical in Montgomery and Williamsport. She attended the Salvation Army Church, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Watsontown Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Watsontown, with the Rev. Elizabeth Affsprung officiating. Interment will be in the Watsontown Cemetery, Watsontown. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Janet Weis Children Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822 or to the American Cancer Society, Susquehanna Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 1770l-3945 or to V.N.A. Health System, 21 W. Independence St., Shamokin, PA 17872. Cronrath Funeral Home Inc., 308 Main St., Watsontown, is in charge of arrangements.

Ida S. Ganoe
CARLISLE - Ida Seraphia Ganoe, 98, a resident of the Chapel Point Retirement Community, Carlisle, formerly of Lewistown, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001. Born Feb. 10, 1903, in Swedetown, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Lottie (Gustanson) Johnson. Her husband, George L. Ganoe, with whom she will be reunited in heaven, died in 1985. Surviving are: a daughter, Janet C. Jones, Valencia; two sons, Richard L. Ganoe, Franklin, CT and Glenn A. Ganoe, Grantham; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches at Chapel Pointe, Carlisle and the Juniata Terrace, Lewistown. Following a private viewing and committal, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chapel Pointe, 700 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be sent in her memory to Chapel Pointe. The Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary A. Gantz
BURNHAM - Mary A. Gantz, 86, of 610 Wood St., Burnham, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown. Born Feb. 14, 1914, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Susie E. (Hull) Galvin. Her husband, Norman R. Gantz Sr., died April 27, 1989. Surviving are: sons, Norman R. Gantz Jr., 442 Lower Creek Road, Milroy and Robert L. Gantz, 341 Church Lane, Reedsville; brother and sisters, Clarence L. Galvin, Hagerstown, Md., Mrs. Harvey (Nora) Miller, Media, Mrs. James (Olene) Harmon and Mrs. Harry (Betty) Cramer, both of Philadelphia; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She retired from the American Viscose Corporation in 1976 after more than 40 years of service. She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church. Funeral services at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home and interment at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Richard J. Bender will officiate. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. Family will provide all funeral flowers and memorial contributions may be made to Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mahlon D. 'Curly' Garland
THOMPSONTOWN - Mahlon D. "Curly" Garland, 69, of Thompsontown RR2 (Locust Run), died at 1:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1931, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late William E. and Annie (Makins) Garland. His wife, Patricia J. (Freed) Garland, whom he married July 17, 1955, survives. Also surviving are: three daughters, Deena Leeanne Baxter, Darla Kay Supplee, both of Thompsontown RR2, and Tracy Lynn Powell, Mifflintown RR1; one brother, Marlin P. "Skip" Garland, Mifflintown; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis E. Garland and William C. Garland, and a sister, Lois Rae Kirk, and an infant sister. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown, Thompsontown Lions Club, Walker Grange 786 and had served as the leader of Boy Scout Troop 60 of Mifflintown. He was a 1949 graduate of Juniata Joint High School and had attended Steven's Technical Trade School, Lancaster. He retired on disability in 1990 from Machine Shop #1 of Standard Steel, Burnham. His funeral service is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Mifflintown, with the Rev. Ronald Shupe officiating. Interment will be in Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown RR4. The Juniata County Veterans Council will provide military burial honors. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, HC 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown is handling the arrangements.

Hope Fitzgerald Garrett
PHOENIX, AZ - Hope Fitzgerald Garrett, 88, of Phoenix, AZ, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001. She was born July 16, 1912, in Lewistown. Her husband, John L. Garrett of Phoenix, AZ, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Dean Larson of Phoenix, AZ and Don Larson of Tucson, AZ; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She retired from doing department store displays at many stores such as Wards, Penneys and others. Services were held in Phoenix, AZ. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282. The A.L. Moore Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Lester R. Gearhart
MOUNT UNION - Lester R. Gearhart, 86, of 36 Milford St., Mount Union, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 9, 1915, in Newton Hamilton, he was the son of the late William and Blanche (Clemens) Gearhart. His wife, Mary (Weko) Harris Gearhart, whom he married June 18, 1972, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Mount Union, survives. Also surviving are: children, Loretta Rauch, Casa Grande, AZ, Darryl Gearhart, David Gearhart and Rose Vaughan, all of McVeytown; stepchildren, Rita Wagner, Mount Union, Nancy Wagner, Belleville and Penny Thompson, Huntingdon; twin brother, Leslie Gearhart, McVeytown; 12 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 29 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Cloyd Gearhart and Larry Gearhart; stepdaughter, Tina Harris; two grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and 10 brothers and sisters. His entire life, he was a self-employed dairy farmer and was a commercial fertilizer salesman for Cramers of York. He also drive school bus for Royer Smith for 25 years. He was a member of the CMA Church in Mount Union, where he served as Sunday school superintendant, treasurer, church elder and taught the Men's Bible Class. His service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the CMA Church, Mount Union, with the Rev. Stephen Motter and the Rev. William Wollett officiating. Burial will be in Atkinson Mills Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church.

Rhoda P. Geibel
BURNHAM - Rhoda P. Geibel, 85, of 501 Wood St., Burnham, died at 6:22 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center. Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Cumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Anne Mae (Harder) Comp. Her husband, John F. Geibel, died Sept. 7, 1981. Surviving are: a son, John C. Geibel, 210 Third Ave., Burnham; sister and brother, Mrs. Agustus (Annamae) Putt, Mechanicsburg and Daniel Coldren, Enola; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a graduate of the Enola High School and the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church and was a former Sunday school teacher. She was also active with the Lewistown Hospital Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Walnut Street UMC, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Carl R. 'Dick' Getz
MCCLURE - Carl R. "Dick" Getz, 70, of McClure, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born July 29, 1930, in Beaver Springs, he was the son of the late Roy and Mae (DeLong) Getz. He is survived by a son, Joshua Getz, McClure, a sister, Madeline Eisenhauer, Selinsgrove and a brother, Donald Getz McAlisterville. He was preceded in death by a brother, F. LeRoy Getz in 1990. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. He served as curator of exhibits at the State Museum in Harrisburg. He also started the Getz Barrel Shop, Beavertown in the mid-seventies with his brother, Donald. He was known for his wildlife paintings, restoration of flintlocks, firearms, fishing rods and antiques. He loved fly-fishing and hunting. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Friends and family will gather informally at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements can also be found at www.Legacy.com.

Mildred K. Gibboney
BELLEVILLE - Mildred K. Gibboney, 89, a resident of Valley View Haven, formerly of Clover Ave., Yeagertown, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, at Valley View. Born April 6, 1912, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Mabel (Hearn) Musser. Her husband, Willis M. Gibboney, died Feb. 4, 1991. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Jerome S. (Jane) Howe, 157 Scenic Drive, Lewistown and Mrs. Ronald (Susan) Brady, Earlysville, VA; nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Frederick E. Musser, in July of 1998 and a son, John W. Gibboney in February of 2000. She was a 1930 graduate of Yeagertown High School. Early in life, she was owner/operator of Gibboney's Store in Yeagertown and later worked as a cafeteria cook for the Mifflin County School District. She was a member of the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, where she taught Class 6 of the Sunday school for many years. She was a former member of the Lewistown Chapter 283, Order of the Eastern Star. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar and the Rev. Galen Sharp officiating. Interment will be in Yeagertown Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Susan M. Gibler
LEWISTOWN - Susan M. Gibler, 45, of 619 E. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her residence. Born May 5, 1956, in Ligonier, she was the daughter of Donald M. and Patricia (Maisak) Johnston of 114 Tall Timber Drive, Ligonier. Surviving are: children, Melissa Hollobaugh and Donald Gibler, both at home; brothers and sister, Keith Johnston, Ligonier, Karen Johnston, San Francisco, CA, and Eric Johnston, Coral Springs, FL. She was preceded in death by an infant sister. She was employed as a home health aide. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Dolores M. Calhoun officiating. A private graveside service, at the convenience of the family, will be held in St. Michael's of the Valley Episcopal Cemetery, Ligonier, with the Rev. Jim Simons officiating. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Gerald Laten 'Fat' Gilbert
LEWISTOWN - Gerald Laten "Fat" Gilbert, 70, of 179 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown, died of cancer Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 17, 1930, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Harvey and Stella (Rose) Gilbert. His wife, Joyce (Breon) Gilbert of 179 Orchard Grove Ave., Lewistown, survives. Also surviving are: children, Jerry Gilbert of Levittown, Daryl Gilbert and Alan Gilbert, both of Fairless Hills; three brothers, Harvey Gilbert of Belleville, Robert Gilbert of Carlisle and Richard Gilbert of York; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Gilbert. He retired as a machinist from United States Steel Fairless Works, Fairless Hills, after 35 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge 2006 of Fairless Hills and a life member of the Yeagertown Fire Company. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Yeagertown United Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown, PA 17099. The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary G. Gilbert
SELINSGROVE - Mary G. Gilbert, 88, of Selinsgrove, formerly of Beavertown, died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, where she had been a resident for the past year. Born June 6, 1912, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Holmes and Alice (Cleveland) Pannebaker. Her husband, Max L. Gilbert, whom she married in 1946, died Nov. 11, 1975. She is survived by a daughter, Judith L. Gilbert, Selinsgrove; two brothers, Frank Pannebaker, Plant City, Fla. and Frank Yocum, Lewistown; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Rossetti, Isabelle Baglione, Ann Mitchell and Dorothy Rigel. She retired from the former Beavertown Weaving Mill in 1975 after many years in the entering department. Earlier in life, she had worked at the former American Viscose, Lewistown. She attended St. Pius X Catholic Church, Selinsgrove. She loved to read and play the lottery. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Joseph A. Celia officiating. Interment will be in the Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Snyder County Library, 1 N. High St., Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Leonell M. "Gil" Gilchrist
MANHEIM - Leonell M. "Gil" Gilchrist, 76, of 1343 Graystone Road, Manheim, died Monday morning Nov. 5, 2001, at Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster, following a brief illness. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Melvin E. and Dorothy (Rupe) Gilchrist. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Crotzer) Gilchrist, who died in September of 1989. Surviving are: a sister, Jane G. Goshorn of Manheim; two nephews, Richard M. married to Cindy Goshorn, of Brownstown and Steven D. married to Teri (Groff) Goshorn, of Manheim; two grand nephews and two grand nieces. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. He received a bachelors of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University. Mr. Gilchrist worked as a mechanical engineer for Honeywell Corporation in Detroit, MI, retiring in 1969. He had an active interest in the investment financial stock markets. A lifetime sailing enthusiast, Gil sailed throughout the world traveling through the Caribbean Islands, ports of Spain, and most recently Trinidad, Venezuela. His funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, with the Rev. John F. Dieterly officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to: Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Alma Catherine Gill
BEAVER SPRINGS - Alma Catherine Gill, 84, of RR 1, Beaver Springs, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 2, 1917, in Beaver Springs, she was a daughter of the late Alfred Manin "Ben" and Blanche Elizabeth (Sole) Gilbert. She was the wife of the late P. Carson "Coon" Gill, who passed away June 13, 1996. Surviving is a daughter, Barbara A. Fultz of Beaver Springs RR1; two sons, Kenneth L. of Chambersburg and Phillip W. of Duncanville, TX; four grandchildren, Michael, Shawn, David and Katrina; three great-grandchildren, Jorden, Austin and Blake; and two brothers, H. Frank Gilbert and Carl R. Gilbert. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys and Mildred Gilbert, and a brother, Paul. She was a member of Christ Church, Beaver Springs, where she was active in making crafts and serving dinners. She had also been a member Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, where she participated in the Ladies Aid Society, Sunday School, making blankets and serving dinners. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and attending the concerts in Haines Park, Beaver Springs. She had helped with the West Snyder Lions Club activities and was active with the meals during the Beaver Community Fair. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ Church with the Rev. David Meckley officiating. Interment will be in the Troxelville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to SUN Home Hospice, Duke Street, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Mary P. Gill
BEAVER SPRINGS - Mary P. Gill, 72, of Beaver Springs, died at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at her home, following a two-year illness. Born April 5, 1929, in Beaver Springs, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Katherine (Shirey) Haines. Her husband, Joe A. Gill, whom she married May 3, 1952, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Greg (Mona) Bidelspach and Mrs. Todd (Carol) Bruch, both of Selinsgrove; a brother, Lewis Haines, Beaver Springs; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Haines in 1986. She owned and operated Mary's Beauty Shop from 1949-1953, in her home. She was also employed by the West Snyder High School Cafeteria, until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of Christ Church, Beaver Springs, where she was active in various activities. She enjoyed crocheting and attending public sales. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. David Meckley officiating. Interment will be in the Adamsburg Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Evangelical Home Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Clair L. Gingrich
BURNHAM - Clair L. Gingrich, 88, of 328 Eighth Ave., Burnham, died at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home. Born May 13, 1913, in Juniata County, he was the son of the late Greely and Jennie (Leyder) Gingrich. His wife, Goldie Viola "Dolly" (Dowling) Gingrich, whom he married July 17, 1937, survives. Also surviving are: children, Ronald C. Gingrich, Emmaus, Richard L. Gingrich, Lewistown and Mrs. Todd (Linda) Pagliarulo, Hershey; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Jacob (Gertrude) Bowers, Mechanicsburg, John Gingrich, Burnham, James Gingrich, Lakeland, FL, Ruth Wolgemuth, Mount Joy, Mrs. Aaron (Martha) Stern, Denver, CO, and Jane Swartz, McAlisterville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Gingrich in 1956; two brothers and a sister, Carl Gingrich, Paul Gingrich and Viola Landis. He was employed in sales at Beaver Brothers Bakery in Burnham. He was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Lewistown and a former member of the Burnham Lions Club. Private services will be held by the family, with the Rev. John Keefer officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing. Family will provide all funeral flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Goldie Viola Gingrich
BURNHAM - Goldie Viola Gingrich, 84, of 328 Eighth Ave., Burnham, died at noon Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 18, 1917, in Port Royal, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Dougherty and Goldie Viola (Haines) Dowling. Her husband, Clair L. Gingrich, died June 27, 2001. Surviving are: children, Ronald C. Gingrich, Emmaus, Richard L. Gingrich, Lewistown and Mrs. Todd (Linda) Pagliarulo, Hershey; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family and was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Gingrich in 1956; a brother, Warren James Dowling; and a sister, Mary Martha Brubaker. She was a cafeteria worker at Chief Logan High School. She was a member of Calvary Bible Church. Private family services will be held with the Rev. John Keefer officiating. Interment will also be private at Juniata Memorial Park. There will be no viewing and family will provide all flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Bible Church, 301 S. Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, is in charge of arrangements.

John W. Gingrich Jr.
BURNHAM - John W. Gingrich Jr., 61, of 209 8th Ave., Burnham, died at 11:44 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2001 in the emergency room of the Lewistown Hospital. Born on Aug. 11, 1940 in Mifflintown, he was the son of John W. Gingrich Sr., of 209 8th Ave., Burnham, and the late Mae E. (Beaver) Gingrich. His wife, Josephine A. "Jo" (Claybaugh) Gingrich died on April 20, 1995. He was also preceded in death by two step-sons. He is survived by a step-daugter, Mrs. Robert (Toni) Burris, Mount Pleasant Mills; two step-sons, Jean Orris, Ickesburg, and Roy W. Swartz, Millerstown; two sisters, Mary Jane Capriotti and Susan M. Harpster, both of Burnham; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He graduated from Chief Logan High School in 1958. He was employed at the Firestone Automotive Store in Delaware and then for R.E. Davidson, Millerstown. He retired in 1989. He was a member of the Decatur Sportsman Club and the Yeagertown and Brooklyn Fire Companies. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnahm Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Roger R. Reece officiating. Friends may call on Monday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Internment will be at the Juniata Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Altoona, PA, 16601.

Jack Paul Gisewhite
MILROY - Jack Paul Gisewhite, 66, of 20 White St., Milroy, died at 5:22 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Milroy, he was the son of the late Samuel C. and Sylvia Mae (Gentzel) Gisewhite. His wife, Harriet Sue (Knode) Gisewhite, whom he married Feb. 10, 1956, survives. He is also survived by children, Mrs. William (Alicia) Coulter, Milroy, Mrs. Stephen (Suellen) Crawford, Lewistown, Mrs. Rick (Marcie) Watts, Denver, Pa. and Jack P. Gisewhite Jr., Reedsville; brothers and sisters, Genevieve Rankin, Helen Loney, Daniel Gisewhite, Polly Rager, Mildred Hall, Larry Gisewhite, Neal Gisewhite, and John Gisewhite, all of Milroy, Peggy Sinitski, Lewistown, and Dennis Gisewhite, McClure; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Ronald Gisewhite. Earlier in life, he was a farmer. He retired from Penn DOT as an equipment operator with 20 years of service. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry A. Glick
STATE COLLEGE &endash; Larry A. Glick, 65, of 615 Devonshire Drive, State College died at 2:31 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1936, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Rose Simon Glick. He was the beloved husband of Madeline (Weinberg) Glick, who he married on March 28, 1998. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son (by marriage), David Relin, husband of Elizabeth of Florida; and a grandson (by marriage), Austin Relin of Florida. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Glick. He was a member of the Congregation Brit Shalom Synagogue, State College. He was a graduate of Syracuse University, New York, with a Master's degree in physical education. He was a member of Elks Lodge #663 in Lewistown. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown. A viewing will not be held. Interment will be in Ohev Shalom Cemetery, Lewistown, with Rabbi Jonathan Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, RD1, Box 135A, Reedsville, PA, 17084.

Margaret E. Glick
BELLEVILLE - Margaret E. Glick, 92, of 48 Maple Grove Rd., Belleville, died at 6:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born on Nov. 26, 1908, in McAlisterville, she was the daughter of the late John and Amanda (Brubaker) Heckman. Her husband, Jesse B. Glick, whom she married on June 18, 1939, preceded her in death on May 8, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Jesse B. Glick Jr., Amston, CT and John G. Glick, Sarasota, FL; and two grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters and two brother. She was a homemaker and a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church; Senior Ladies Sunday School Class; associate member of Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Revs. Max Zook, Mayard Beitzel and Erie Renno officiating. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to Locust Grove Mennonite Church, 3358 W. Main St., Belleville, PA, 17004. Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville in handling her funeral arrangements.

Alverta J. Gloss
Alverta J. Gloss, 78, of South View Apts. #107, McAlisterville, formerly of RR1, Honey Grove, died at 6:45 a.m., Oct. 25, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital. Her Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Rex Funeral Home. Burial will be at East Waterford Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Charles R. Gochnaur
DOWNINGTOWN - Charles R. Gochnaur, 94, of St. Martha Manor, Downingtown, formerly of Bellingham Retirement Center, West Chester and Hoffecker Road, North Conventry Township, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at St. Martha Manor. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Charles P. and Margaret (Reynolds) Gochnaur. His wife, Mary E. (Sands) Gochnaur, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Luther L. (Judith G.) Rife, Glen Mills, two grandsons and one great-grandson. He was a 1924 graduate of Lewistown High School and a 1928 graduate of Lafayette College, Easton. He was an assistant sales manager at Doehler-Jarvis, Stowe, retiring in 1971 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown, where he was elected to Vestry in February 1936 and resigned in March 1968, serving as Senior Warden from 1958-1968. He served as secretary from February 1937 until February 1942, Accounting Warden from February 1942 until March 1963, and Assistant Rector's Warden from February 1952 until March 1963. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 203, Lewistown and received his 50-year pin in 1980. He was also a member and past president of the Pottstown Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award in June 1981. He served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA, the Greater Pottstown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wyndcroft School and the former US Axle Company, all of Pottstown. He was director at the former Red Hill Savings and Loan and was a member of their executive committee. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, 316 High St., Pottstown and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Advent Lutheran Church, South Chester Road at Green Lane, West Chester. Entombment will be private in Mount Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Memorial Fund at Christ Episcopal Church, 316 High St., Pottstown, PA 19464 or the Memorial Fund at Advent Lutheran Church, 1601 Green Lane, West Chester, PA 19382. Houck Funeral Home Inc., Charlotte at Grace Street, Pottstown, is in charge of arrangements.

John O. Goddard
LEWISTOWN - John O. Goddard, 90, of 227 Third St., Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Ohesson Manor. Born April 30, 1911, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Oscar and Beulah (Foster) Goddard. His wife, Ann S. (Swanger) Goddard, whom he married in 1945, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Dale Goddard, Lewistown; sister and brother, Anna Mary Hackenberry, Reedsville and Donald Goddard, Barrville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Early in life, he worked at Clarance Saylor Construction, Mifflin and at Marlette Homes for 12 years. He was a member of Calvary Bible Church and the Masonic Lodge F&M 203. His service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Roger Reece officiating. Interment will be at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing.

Cindy Price Godshall
LAKELAND, FL - Cindy Price Godshall, 43, of Lakeland, FL, died of cancer Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at her home. Born May 11, 1958, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of Fred Price and Lucretia Smith. Her husband, Donald Godshall, survives. Also surviving are: children Robert Godshall and Crystal Hachey; brothers and sisters, Cathy Kerstetter, Christine Tome, Ruthann Branch, Amy Smith, Bethann Ilgen, Cathy Smith and Robert Smith. She was preceded in death by a step-father, Robert Smith, and brothers, Samuel Scott Smith, Jerry Price and Terry Price. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m Saturday at the Bible Baptist Church, 107 Beech St., Burnham.

Edna Mae Goodling
SELINSGROVE - Edna Mae Goodling, 87, of Selinsgrove RR1, died at 12:07 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born Nov. 6, 1913, in Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Carrie (Hummel) Kline. Her husband, Herman J. Goodling, whom she married Jan. 14, 1931, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Lillian M. Mahoney, Selinsgrove RR1; two sisters, Lottie Miller, Kreamer and Florence Strawser, Sunbury; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Russell W. Goodling on June 18, 1985; a grandson, Kevin Patrick Mahoney, in infancy; seven brothers, John, Lester, William, Ralph, Earl, Henry and Mark Kline; five sisters, Minnie Shiltz, Rhoda Strawser, Sarah Goodling, Ruth Landis, and Esther Kline, in infancy. She was schooled in the Laurel Hill Grammar Schoolhouse in Juniata County. She was employed by the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove for seven years and earlier was an assembly person for the JG Ott Packaging Company, Selinsgrove, for nearly 10 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the WELCA association of the church at Selinsgrove RR3 at Middlecreek Dam. She had also taught Sunday school at the church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. John W. Harkins officiating. Interment will be in Dressler's Ridge United Methodist Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, c/o Mrs. Pat Schrey, sec., Box 161-C, RR3, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 or to the Snyder/Union County Area Agency of Aging, 116 N. Second St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Walter D. "Butch" Goodling
NEWPORT - Walter D. "Butch" Goodling, 54, of Newport RR4, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Harrisburg Hospital. Born May 19, 1947, in Cocolamus, he was the son of Ralph and Mary (Fry) Goodling of Reedsville. His wife, Nina K. Goodling, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Donald Isenberg, Newport; a sister, G. Jean Bulick-Hoar, Reedsville; half-brother, Ralph Goodling Jr., McClure; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Justin and Chris. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was retired from the Mack Truck Remanufacturing Center. He was a member of the Bunkertown Church of the Brethren, the Newport American Legion Post 177, where he was the past commander, and was a former driver for the Newport Ambulance League and the Newport Fire Company. He was also the 18th District Deputy Commander of the Pennsylvania American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the David M. Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut Streets, Newport, with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Viewing will be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Cora E. Gordon
MCVEYTOWN - Cora E. Gordon, 92, of P.O. Box 303 McVeytown died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001 at the Malta Home for the Aging, Granville. Born Oct. 18, 1908 in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Frances (Rice) Miller. Her husband, George E. Gordon, whom she married March 17, 1929, in Bellefonte, preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1982. Surviving are: daughters, Ruth Trutt Adams, McVeytown and Marietta Woomer, Howard; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, one great-grandson, four brothers and two sisters. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at both the Bellefonte Hospital Willowbank and Centre Community Hospital, State College. She attended Glenwood United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Ladies Aid Society. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte, with the Rev. William Danis officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte. Friend may call from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home.

Helen T. Goshorn
MIFFLINTOWN - Helen T. Goshorn, 70, of Mifflintown RR2, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 8, 1930, in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Chauncey and Pearl (McCormick) Taylor. Her husband, Samuel N. Goshorn, whom she married Dec. 24, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: sons, Samuel N. Goshorn Jr., Mifflintown RR1, William E. Goshorn, Mifflintown and Glenn R. Goshorn, Mifflintown RR5; brothers, James C. Taylor, Mifflintown RR3, Rev. Jack E. Taylor and Richard Taylor, both of McAlisterville RR2, Chauncey Taylor Jr, Port Allegheny, Kenneth R. Taylor, Lewistown, Robert A. Taylor, Anderson, SC, Graham Taylor, Port Royal RR1, and David Taylor, Hummelstown; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Taylor. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1; the American Folk Music Association District II; the Central Pennsylvania Caller's Association; the Harrisburg White Shrine; was Past Matron of Mifflin Chapter No. 260 Order of the Eastern Star; and Past Royal Patron and Past Royal Matron of Towpath Court No. 138 Order of Amaranth. She enjoyed sewing , needlework and crafts. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 6:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Following the viewing at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, an Eastern Star memorial service will be conducted by the Mifflin Chapter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Pine Grove UM Church, RR1, Box 792, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

John P. Goshorn
VINELAND, NJ - John P. Goshorn, 77, of the Vineland Memorial Veterans Home, Vineland, NJ, died at 7 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2001, at the Newcomb Hospital, Vineland, NJ. He was formerly of Weehawken, NJ, Union City, NJ, Old Bridge, NJ, Wilsden, Yorkshire, England, South River, NJ, Hightstown, NJ and East Waterford, Juniata County. Born April 10, 1924, in Seacaucus, NJ, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Elizabeth (Milak) Goshorn. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan F. (Shepheard), and his second wife, Joyce A. (Hockenberry) Goshorn. Surviving are: two sons, Michael J. Goshorn, Chelsea, MI and Mark P. Goshorn, Barnegat, NJ; one brother, Charles Goshorn, Lake Ariel; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, David Goshorn, and one brother, James Goshorn. He retired from the Quality Control Department of Delmonte Foods, Dayton, NJ. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, having attained the rank of sergeant, serving in the European Theatre and Korea and the New Jersey National Guard, Seagirt, NJ. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Town of Weehawken, NJ. He was a member of the Church of Our Lady St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, Doylesburg and American Legion Post 945. A Mass of Christian Burial was private and held at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Thomas C. Marickovic and the Rev. John A. Rocco officiating. Burial was in the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Waterloo, where full military burial honors were conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to the John and Joyce Goshorn Memorial Fund, c/o Juniata Valley Bank Trust Department, P.O. Box 66, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown is in handling arrangements.

Annabelle M. Goss
MCCLURE - Annabelle M. Goss, 79, of McClure, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, where she had been a resident since 1993. Born June 12, 1921, in McClure, she was a daughter of the late Elder S. and Carrie L. (Krick) Wagner. Her husband, Glen L. "Moon" Goss, whom she married in 1943, died in 1992. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 942 Ladies Auxiliary and the McClure Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed needlepoint and singing in the Glee Club of Penn Lutheran Village. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald A. (Linda L.) Scholl, Port Trevorton, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Glen Jr. in 1964 and two brothers, George and Arthur Wagner. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may he made to: Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ ,McClure PA 17841 or SUN Home Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857-9985. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.


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