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David Lloyd Nafziger
PARADISE - David Lloyd Nafziger, 65, of 3397 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster. Born Feb. 28, 1936, in Belleville, he was the son of the late Emanuel B. and Fronie (Peachey) Nafziger. Surviving are: daughters, Mrs. John "Jack" (Dawn) Wilson and Mrs. Scott (Annette) Walters, both of Stevens, and Mrs. Brett (Janet) Wenger of Brownstown; a son, Arthur Nafziger of New Holland; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Kreider. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for D.M. Stoltzfus and Son Inc. in Leola and was also a taxi driver for the Amish. He attended the Bart Mennonite Church, Christiana. He enjoyed hunting. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Millwood Mennonite Church, Amish Road, Gap, with the Rev. Marlin Nafziger officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church.

Beryl L. Naylor
MCALISTERVILLE - Beryl L. Naylor, 69, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the Meda Nipple Convalescent Home, Thompsontown RR1, where she had been a resident since January 1998. Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Newton C . and Helen B. (Sankey) Frymoyer. Her husband, Robert B. Naylor, whom she married Nov. 22, 1952, died Aug. 21, 1979. Surviving are two sons, Stephen A. Naylor and Randal E. Naylor, both of McAlisterville RR1; a brother, Wayne Frymoyer of HCR 63, Cocolamus; three sisters, Fern Hart, Mifflintown RR2, Charlotte Longacre, Middleburg and Jean Neitz, Freeburg; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Naylor and Larry Naylor; and a brother, Earl Frymoyer. She attended Red Bank School. She farmed the family farm for 40 years. She was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. She enjoyed cross-stitching. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, with the Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating. Interment will follow in the East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, where the family will be present to receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Brown's United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR2, Box 2395, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Pauline F. Naylor
MILTON - Pauline F. Naylor, 83, of 32 S. Turbot Ave., Milton, formerly of Middle Creek and Northumberland, died Monday evening March 12, 2001, at Rockwell Center for Assisted Living, Milton. Born May 21, 1917, in Northumberland, she was a daughter of the late George F. and Bertha (Fultz) McGinness. Her husband, J. Fred Naylor, died in 1986. Surviving are children, Walter E. Neidig Jr., Dover, Del., and Peggy A. Ellison, Camp Hill; sister and brother, Fay Harpster, Burnham and James McGinness, Loudon, Tenn.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earlston Chester McGinness. She attended schools in Northumberland. She was a homemaker and had been employed at Davidson Coat Factory in Beaver Springs, and was a teachers aide in Beaver Springs Elementary School. She liked crafts and was a collector of antiques, enjoyed cooking, and raised game birds for the State of Pennsylvania. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of family in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Memorial contributions may be made to: VNA Health Service and Hospice, 21 W. Independent St., Shamokin, PA l7872. The Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland, is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas O. Neidig Jr.
PORT ROYAL - Thomas O. Neidig Jr., 44, of Tuscarora Acres, Port Royal, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1956, in Altoona, he was a son of the late Thomas O. and Margaret (Stewart) Neidig. Surviving are: a brother, John M. Neidig Sr., Mifflintown RR4; a sister, Darlene K. Swartz, Pennsylvania; two half-brothers, Claude Miles Jr., Florida and Robert Miles, Olean, NY; and one foster brother, Michael J. Leahy, Mifflin. At one time, he had been a truck driver for Annlick Farm Supply, Port Royal. He attended Port Royal Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing the drums and building model cars. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, with the Rev. Marton Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Thomas O. Neidig Memorial Fund, c/o Barbara Partner, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

George Alfred Neitz
RICHFIELD - George Alfred Neitz, 92, of Richfield, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001, at The Zendt Home, Richfield, where he had resided for five years. Born April 1, 1909, in Meiserville, he was the son of the late Adam and Emma (Dressler) Neitz. His wife of 66 years, Cora (Frantz) Neitz, survives. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Kreitzer and Mary Newman. He was educated at the Happy Hollow grammar school in Meiserville. He had worked various jobs in his lifetime, including assisting at local cemeteries. He was Protestant by faith. He was a former member of the Richfield Fire Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Raymond D. Neitz officiating. Interment will be in Neimonds Cemetery, Richfield RR1. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

Morris L. Nemser
LEWISTOWN - Morris L. Nemser, 82, of 67 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born June 23, 1918, in McKees Rocks, he was the son of the late Joseph and Emma (Marianhoff) Nemser. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Frank (Elissa) Maguire, Casselberry, Fla., Mrs. Craig (Maryl) Weady, Tracy, Calif., Neil C. Nemser, Abingdon, Md., Paula Tetirick, Liberty, Ken., Marc A. Nemser, Evans, Ga., Mrs. Ionel (Jo) Bajescu, Rochester, NY., Mrs. Jeffery (Rebecca) Nadel, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Michael J. Nemser, Martinsburg, W. Va., and Daniel Radha Krishna, Richmond, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. David (Myra) Seigel, Chatsworth, Calif. and Mrs. Saul (Phyllis) Katz, Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and received a Masters of Social Work. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was chief social worker for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg for 27 years, retiring in 1980. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Social Work, Room 530, Craig Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie R. Nickel
BURNHAM - Marjorie R. Nickel, 69, of 316 Fifth Ave., Burnham, died at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born July 31, 1931, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Robert James Earl and Mary Catherine (Marks) Taylor. Her husband, Karl H. Nickel, whom she married Nov. 7, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: children, Charmayne L. Wagner and Fredrick D. Nickel, both of Burnham and Deneise M. Fultz, Middleburg; brother and sisters, Mary Ellen Goss, Leola, Henry J. Taylor, Quincy, Evelyn LeMay, Yeagertown and Patsy L. Miller, Reedsville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. She was a 1949 graduate of Reedsville High School. She was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. She retired from the Mifflin County School District cafeteria. She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Reedsville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Douglas A. Niemond
CHAMBERSBURG - Douglas A. Niemond, 71, of 623 Highland Ave., Chambersburg, died at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Chambersburg Hospital Chambersburg. Born Nov. 22, 1929, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Percy and Wanda (Webster) Niemond. His first wife, Mary Jane (Esh) Niemond, died June 24, 1988. His second wife, Betty (Hartle) Niemond, whom he married May 12, 1990, survives. Also surviving are: children, Douglas A. Niemond, Mt. Olive, NC and Mrs. Chris (Cindy) Cote, Atlanta, GA; stepdaughters, Karen Morrison and Mrs. Patrick (Cheryl) Young, both of Chambersburg; brother, Larry Niemond, Lewistown; and seven grandchildren. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the 18th Field Artillery Unit. He was a graduate of Lewistown High School and received a bachelor of science degree from West Chester University and a Master of Education Degree from Penn State University, State College. He was administrator of Parks and Recreation for the Borough of Chambersburg and the Chambersburg Area School District, retiring on Feb. 1, 1991, with over 34 years of service. He also served as Franklin County Commissioner from January of 1992 to December of 1995. He was a member St. John's United Church of Christ, Chambersburg and a former member St. Paul U.M. Church, where he had served on the administrative board, was a past trustee, church school superintendent, teacher, and youth fellowship counselor. Other memberships and offices held were: former director of the Middle Atlantic Regional Council of the National Recreation and Park Association; past secretary of the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society; past member National Advisory Committee on Recreation Programs and Activities with the National Recreation and Park Association; past membership chairman - American Institute of Park Executives; past chairman of various Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society Committees; former deputy, Amateur Softball Association; former District Commissioner as well as Franklin County Amateur Softball Association Commissioner; member and past president of the Chambersburg Lions Club, Chambersburg, the Inter Service Club Council, Chambersburg, the Chambersburg Country Club, and the Penn National Golf Association, Fayetteville; former interpreter and director of the Amateur Softball Association Umpires Association; past scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Troop 131, Chambersburg; past member District Boy Scouts Executive Council; former PIAA Basketball Official; member Burt J. Asper Post 46 American Legion, Chambersburg, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Chambersburg, BPO Elks Lodge 600, Chambersburg, Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, Penn State Alumni Association, 2001 Partnership, Chambersburg, Chambersburg Planning Commission; and the Ben Franklin Society, Chambersburg. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, with the Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or to the American Heart Association, Franklin/Fulton Division, 225 East King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. The Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc., Chambersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne P. Nipple
MIFFLIN - Jeanne P. Nipple, 76, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, formerly of Mifflintown RR5, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Locust Grove. Born July 18, 1925, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Katherine Mae (Woomer) Nein. Her husband, Lester H. Nipple, preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1997. Also preceding her in death were: a son, Michael L. Nipple, and a brother, Rev. George E. Nein Jr. She was a registered nurse, retiring from Locust Grove, and a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with the Rev. William N. Esborn officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Kenneth R. "Whitey" Nonemaker
SHADE GAP - Kenneth R. "Whitey" Nonemaker, 48, of Shade Gap died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, in Shreveport, LA. Born March 10, 1953, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Kenneth R. and Donna Nonemaker. His companion, Jane E. Cramer, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Angela S. Lounis of Carthage, MO, and eight grandchildren. He was employed by Gravytrain Express Trucking Co., McVeytown, for the last three years. Prior to that he was employed by Wible's Concrete, Mount Union, for 20 years. He attended Grace United Methodist Church, Three Springs. He served for many years as fire chief of the Three Springs Volunteer Fire Company and was more recently active in the Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Company. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. David Ford officiating. Interment will be in Burnt Cabins Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the services Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 810, Hutntingdon, PA 16652.

Brown William Norris
RURAL CENTRE HALL - Brown William Norris, 88, of Rural Centre Hall, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born April 26, 1912, in Barrville, he was the son of the late James A. and Anna C. (Barnes) Norris. His wife, Margaret Isabel (Mulhollen) Norris, whom he married Nov. 8, 1933, died Jan. 3, 1994. Surviving are: children, Donamae Keller, Lewisburg, Jessie Lucas, Milesburg, Brenda Thompson, Wichita, Kan., Margaret Gearhart and Sara Shutt, both of Centre Hall, and Theodore Norris, Huntingdon; sisters, Lorena Moore, Yeagertown, Frances Hannon and Queenie Young, both of Burnham, and Ruth Sheaffer, New Castle, Del.; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Lester Norris in 1986, two sisters and one brother. He worked at the Standard Steel Mill and Titan Metals during World War II, after which he was employed at Penn State. He retired from The Applied Research Lab at Penn State in 1977. He was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a past member of the Moose. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting in Pennsylvania and fishing in Canada. He also enjoyed carpentry and gardening. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Service, 226 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, with the Rev. Rachel Dunn officiating. Interment will be in Zion Hill Cemetery, Colyer. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Centre Hall- Potter Township Food and Fuel Bank, PO Box 44, Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Elsie M. R. Nygren
MILLERSTOWN - Elsie M. R. Nygren, 96, of Millerstown RR1, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the residence of her son, with whom she lived. Born May 19, 1904, in New Castle, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Carl O. R. and Anne (Pederson) Anderson. Her husband, Victor Emmanuel Nygren, died in March 1965. She is survived by a son, Larry R. Nygren, Millerstown RR1, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She attended elementary and high school in Albany, Ore. and also attended Oregon State. She had been a stenographer/clerk the majority of her life, retiring in 1970 from the Public Welfare Commission, Milton-Freewater, Ore. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Milton-Freewater, Ore. and attended the Central Baptist Church, Millerstown. She was also a member of the Republican Women's Club; the United Methodist Women; the American Legion Auxiliary; the Volunteer Hospital Workers; the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of USA; the Order of the Eastern Star and was Past Matron; the Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra; the Dance Band; the Home Extension Homemakers Club; the Book Club; and the Milton-Freewater Kitchen Band. She was honored by President Truman as an Official Voting Registrar. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Baptist Church, Millerstown, with the Rev. Robert Meyers officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Friends may call 6 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Central Baptist Church, Millerstown, PA 17062. The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, Sunbury and High streets, Millerstown, is in charge of arrangements.


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