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Robert L. Phillips
Robert L. Phillips, 61, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in the Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, where he had been a resident since 1997. Born July 16, 1940, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Gladys I. (Tennis) Phillips. His wife, Doris I. (Harmon) Phillips, whom he married July 27, 1969, survives. Also surviving are: one son, Alan R. Phillips, McAlisterville RR2; a brother, Wayne L. Phillips, McAlisterville RR2; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Alfred. He attended Fayette High School, McAlisterville and East Juniata High School, Cocolamus. He was part owner of Phillips Orchard, McAlisterville and worked as a fruit grower for Maplelawn Associates, McAlisterville RR1. He was a Protestant by faith and enjoyed reading the Bible and hunting. His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Robert L. Zorn and the Rev. Kathleen M. Kinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville. Viewing will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where family will be present 7-9 p.m.

S. Virginia 'Ginny' Phillips
MILROY - S. Virginia "Ginny" Phillips, 74, of 107 Pine St., Milroy, died at 2:13 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1927, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Irene J. (Fultz) Lewis. Her husband, Chester R. Phillips, whom she married on Oct. 18, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Carolyn I. "Cookie" Dillon, Milroy; two brothers, Raymond E. Lewis, Reedsville, and Robert E. Lewis, Milroy; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son on March 23, 1949. She was a 1947 graduate of Armagh Township High School. She was retired. She had previously worked as a waitress at the Eutaw House. Prior to that she worked at the Art Craft Shirt Co. and the Alert Shoe Co. She was a member of Shrader United Methodist Church and the Milroy Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. L. Ed Moore officiating. Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery, Siglerville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 2790 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801 or Shrader United Methodist Church, 2 Feeder Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Thomas Wendell Phillips
TURBOTVILLE - Thomas Wendell Phillips, 82, of Turbotville, died Sunday, June 24, 2001. Born Nov. 3, 1918, in Turbotville, he was the son of the late Rev. Thomas and Florence (Miller) Phillips. His wife of 45 years, Roberta (Case) Phillips, died in 1991. In 1993, he married his second wife, Mary (Gipe) Phillips, who survives. Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Randy "Patsy" Paul of San Jose, CA; stepchildren, Don Gipe, Denver, CO, Mrs. Lane (Susan) Little, Kanab, UT, and Mrs. Mark (Pam) Gebhardt, Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Virginia Harden and Letitia Wertz, both of Florida; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; eight step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was a 1941 graduate of Penn State. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Mediterranean Theatre. He was a professional engineer with a 35-year career in energy, aerospace and mining. He worked on Titan 1, building the butterfly valve on it; Titan 2 and Saturn 5 where he worked on the fuel tank and relief valve. He went into mining and was the engineer at Hecla Mine outside Casa Grande and later went with El Paso Gas in El Paso, TX. He had memberships in AIAA, Toastmasters, The Hertiage Foundation, and several civic organizations. He was an active Republican and an accomplished artist, who loved music and helped put himself through the university by playing the saxophone in different professional bands. He was also a writer, having written many articles for publishing about the Casa Grande early years and settlements. He had a deep interest in anything scientific. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Casa de la Luz Hospice, Tucson, AZ 85704. The Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave., Tucson, AZ, was in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. Pierce Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Charles H. Pierce Sr., 84, of Route 103 North, Lewistown, died at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, at his residence. Born Nov. 15, 1916, in Granville, he was the son of the late Edward R. Sr. and Sarah Ellen (Watt) Pierce. His wife, Reatha E. Pierce, died Nov. 26, 1996. Surviving are: children, Charles Pierce, Lancaster and Mrs. Ronald (Gloria) Woodling, 9 Hennie Lane, Lewistown; sisters, Gladys Kearns, Milroy, Mrs. Warren (Rebecca) Stuler, Lumber City, Reedsville, and Mrs. James (Violet) Doughton, Mifflintown; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. Early in life, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and retired in 1978 from Standard Steel, Burnham, with 36 years of service. He was a life member of the Granville Fire Company. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Michael Amedick and the Rev. Jacob Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Fairview Bible Church, 5290 Granville Road, PO Box 49, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1123 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Marlyn J. 'Jake' Pierce
SOUTH YORK - Marlyn J. "Jake" Pierce, 73, of Springettsbury Township, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Manor Care Health Services, South York. Born June 30, 1927, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John Henry and Edith (Toyer) Pierce. His wife, Elizabeth (Brenan) Pierce, preceded him in death. Surviving are: children, Andrew C. Pierce, Erie, Tucker J. Pierce, Sinking Spring, and Megan A. Scheibner, Bath, ME; brothers, Donald T. Pierce, Lewistown and John Norman Pierce, Ely, MN; and 10 grandchildren. He was a 1947 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was production manager-sales and purchasing coordinator for the Mercer Paper Tube Corporation, retiring in 1992, with 22 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, York. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 2740 Roosevelt Ave., York, with Pastor Gregory D. Wahlberg and Pastor Stephen P. Scheibner officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, 2740 Roosevelt Ave., York, PA 17404. The Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. David D. Plank
SUNBURY &endash; Rev. David D. Plank, 46, of 340 N. Ninth St., Sunbury, died at 6:43 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Sunbury Community Hospital emergency room. Born March 29, 1955, in Gettysburg, he was the son of Dale and Thresa (Baker) Plank. He married the former Ann Lennon on July 21, 1973, in State College. He was a graduate of York College and attended the United Methodist Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. At the time of his death he was serving as the pastor of the Catawissa Avenue United Methodist Church in Sunbury. He was approaching 25 years in the Ministry, which he began in he student parish at Arlington, Ohio. He later served in Methodist churches in Mifflinburg for three years, in Benton for five years and in McClure for nine years before coming to Sunbury three-and-a-half years ago. He was a member of the Chi Rho Singers of the United Methodist Ministers. He served on the History and Archives Committee of the Central Penn Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also served on the Equitable Salaries Committee of the conference. He was active in a mentoring program for ministerial candidates. He was a member of the Sunbury Ministerium. He collected old books and was a history buff. He was dedicated to his family and his church. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three sons, Daniel Plank of Sunbury, Matthew Plank and wife, LaDawn, of Kings Bay, Ga. and Michael Plank and fiancee, Cristin Shawver, of Sunbury; and three sisters, Kay Peters of New Oxford, Cynthia Plank of New Oxford and Bonnie Plank of New Oxford. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Catawissa United Methodist Church, Sunbury with Rev. Dr. Samuel L. Sheffler, Rev. Paul Kauffman and Rev. Jeffrey Swanger officiating. Interment will be in the Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 40 S. Fourth St., Sunbury, Pa. 17801. Funeral arrangements were handled by Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.

Robert John 'Bobby' Plant Jr.
PORT ROYAL - Robert John "Bobby" Plant Jr., 38, of 502 Market St., Port Royal, died of natural causes Thursday, March 1, 2001 in Middleboro, MA. Born May 22, 1962 in Muncy, he was a son of Thelma E. (Laurenson) Plant of 502 Market St., Port Royal and the late Rev. Robert J. Plant Sr., who preceded him in death Jan. 20, 1974. Surviving are: paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elner Plant, Lewistown; maternal grandmother, Vera Laurenson, Hughesville; and a brother and sister, Peter L. Plant, Port Royal and Mrs. Roy (Becky) Murphy, Mifflintown RR5. He was a 1980 graduate of Juniata High School, Mifflintown, a 1984 graduate of Electronic Institutes of Harrisburg and attended the Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg. He was a television cable tester working for Worldbridge Broadband Services, Inc., C-Cor.net, State College. He was a member of Port Royal United Methodist Church, Port Royal. He was an avid racing fan. His funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Port Royal United Methodist Church, with Pastor Frank J. Swartz officiating. Interment will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. There will be no viewing; however, family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, HC-63 Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059, or made to the charity of one's choice. The Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal is in charge of arrangements.

Marlin S. Potter
MCALISTERVILLE - Marlin S. Potter, 87, of McAlisterville RR1, died at 11:39 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at the Brookline Manor Convalescent and Rest Home, Mifflintown. Born March 19, 1913, in Monroe Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Banks C. and Minnie E. (Landis) Potter. His wife, Laura E. (Ehrisman) Potter, whom he married June 29, 1935, died Feb. 12, 1995. Surviving are: children, Roy R. Potter, McAlisterville, Dale M. Potter, New Bloomfield, Roger L. Potter and Lorraine M. Lauver, both of McAlisterville RR1, and Lois Potter, Clifton Heights; brother and sisters, Leroy Potter, Ardella Horting, Miriam Straub, all of Harrisburg, Gladys Dockey, Branchdale, and Geraldine Potter, Mt. Holley Springs; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald L. Potter; eight brothers and five sisters. He attended Metz School, Millersburg. He farmed the family farm in Monroe Township, Juniata County, all of his adult life. He also worked at the Van Dyke Brick Works and seasonally at the McAlisterville Cannery. He retired in 1977 after being employed for 27 years as a carpenter for Bethlehem Steel. He was a member of Brown's United Methodist Church, McAlisterville RR2, the Perry Saddle Club, New Bloomfield and the Greenwood Trout Club. He enjoyed carpentering, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, reading and western movies. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Ronald E. Landis officiating. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the APDA, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, c/o APDA D & R Center, Crozer Chester Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Upland, PA 19013.

Harold G. 'Dutch' Powell
BURNHAM - Harold G. "Dutch" Powell, 80, of Highland Avenue, Burnham, died at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born Dec. 21, 1920, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Herman S. and Jennie Mae (Summers) Powell. His wife, Mitsue (Sakurai) Powell, whom he married Aug. 27, 1954, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gary "Sing" Powell, McClure, Mrs. Ronald (Rose) Willow, Vira, Mrs. Stephen (Susan) Carstetter, McClure, Jacqueline Williams, Lumber City and Mrs. David R. (Jill) Harshbarger, McVeytown; two brothers, Marlin M. Powell, Lewistown and Nelson A. Powell, Burnham; a step-sister, Shirley Boulin, Sacramento, CA; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Raymond S. Powell, Josephine Snook, Arlene Powell, Walter G. Powell and Lewis G. Powell. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Nicholas O. Powell, on Dec. 10, 2000. He was a sergeant in the United States Army, retiring in 1965, with 22 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1982 from Marlette Homes, Lewistown with 15 years service. He enjoyed camping at Poe Valley. He was an avid trout fisherman and hunter. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Lay Minister Harry LaRosse officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post No. 7011, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D-101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Tyler Scott Powers
SPRING MILLS - Tyler Scott Powers, 16, of Box 422, Spring Mills RR1, formerly of 604 Harvard St., Lewistown, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday Sept. 2, 2001, on US Hwy 322W. Born Jan. 19, 1985 in Lewistown, he was a son of Mary A. (Powers) Price of Box 422, Spring Mills RR1. Also surviving are: maternal grandmother, Nancy Powers, Valley Street, Lewistown; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Ralph and Shirley Powers of 133 W. Fourth St., Lewistown. He was an 11th grade honor roll student at Penns Valley High School, who worked part time at the Hummingbird Restaurant, Spring Mills. He attended Pleasant Acres Assembly of God Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and had played Little League baseball and football in Mifflin County. His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darrell Wireman officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Penns Valley Scholarship Fund in loving memory of Tyler Powers, Route 45, Spring Mills, PA 16875.

George L. Price
LEWISTOWN - George L. Price, 78, of 37 Woodbine Rd., Lewistown, died at 9 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2001 at the Beverly Healthcare/William Penn, Lewistown. Born on May 6, 1923 in Huntingdon, he was the son of Jess and Edna (Farmer) Price. His wife, Erma J. (Esh) Price, died on March 15, 1985. He the last of his immediate family and was survived by a son, George J. Price, Huntingdon, and a daughter, Darlene DeLancy, Oakland Mills; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. He retired from Conrail in 1983 after 43 years of service. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theater. He attended the Centre Union Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Leon Clayberger officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Internment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery, Mill Creek. Memorial contributions can be made to Centre Union Church, 470 Caldwell Hill, Lewistown, PA, 17044.

Helen S. Price
LEWISTOWN - Helen S. Price, 91, a resident of Ohesson Manor, formerly of 45 Logan St., Lewistown, died at 6:33 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at the nursing home. Born May 21, 1910, in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Mary (Hillegass) Shippy. Her husband, C. Ray Price, preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1995. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She retired from the Mifflin County School District, having taught Grade 2 for many years. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Women of the ELCA and the Esther Circle and assisted with the alter committee. She was a member of the retired teachers association and was a patron and supporter of the community concerts program. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 283 of Lewistown and the Mifflin County Historical Society. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Schellsburg Cemetery, Schellsburg. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

George M. Prough Jr.
WARREN, Mich. - George M. Prough Jr., 53, of Warren, Mich., died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at St. John Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights, Mich. Born Oct. 28, 1947, in Lewistown, he was the son of Fay and George Prough Sr. His wife, Louise Prough of Warren, Mich., survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Amanda Prough, at home; sisters, Mrs. Chuck (Donna) Carpenter, Barbara Prough, Mrs. Steve (Carolyn) Sowders, and Mrs. Greg (Terrie) White. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a computer programmer. Services were held at the E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, 22642 Ryan Road, Warren, Mich., with the Rev. David Gladstone officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Fraser, Mich.

Donald B. Pry Sr.
WILKES-BARRE - Donald B. Pry Sr., 81, of Mountaintop, Luzerne County, formerly of Lewistown, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. Born Nov. 15, 1919, in Spruce Hill, Juniata County, he was the son of the late William and Ida (Smith) Pry. He is survived by his wife, Jennie (Yocum) Pry of Mountaintop, with whom he celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2000. Also surviving are: two daughters Nancy J. Mintzer of Orefield and Deborah Tosline of Mountaintop; a son, Donald B. Pry Jr. of Mountaintop; sisters, Mildred Pry and Gertie Palm, both of Lewistown, and Myrtle Holland of Ohio; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was employed as a welder for King Fifth Wheel Company, Mountaintop. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and operated a gun shop in Mountaintop. He was a member of the Manbeck Mennonite Church of Beaver Springs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the McCune Funeral Home Inc., 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop, PA. Interment will be in Albert Cemetery, Mountaintop. Family will receive friends 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown. Visitation hours at the funeral home will conclude at 6 p.m. with a service conducted by Rev. Carl Geissinger.

Leigh E. Prye
GRANVILLE - Leigh E. Prye, 82, of the Malta Home, Granville, and formerly of Market Street, McVeytown, died at 8:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the Malta Home. Born March 8, 1919, in Juniata County, he was a son of the late Luther M. and Lillian (Rowe) Prye. His wife, Mabel F. (Heckman) Prye, whom he married July 5, 1946, survives. Also surviving are: siblings, Mrs. William (Flo) Watts, McAlisterville, Jean Singer, Mifflintown, Harold Prye, Orbisonia, and Donald Prye, Mexico. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army having served in the European Theatre. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a member of Centre Lutheran Church, Mifflintown RD2, and held lifetime memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5935, Belleville, the Juniata Valley Chapter of Disabled American Veterans, and the McVeytown Fire Company, having served as captain of the Fire Police. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #0298, Mifflintown, the McVeytown Ambulance Association and the McVeytown Lions Club. For many years he raised and lowered the American Flag daily on the square in McVeytown. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jeanette Rapp officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, where graveside Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post #7011, Lewistown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the funeral home.

Margaret C. Prye
LEWISTOWN - Margaret C. Prye, 92, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, formerly of Lewistown RR4, died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 15, 1909, in Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Adam Henry and Jennie (Britcher) Sheaffer. Her husband, John W. Prye, died Oct. 29, 1978. Surviving are: a son, Howard S. "Bud" Prye, Springfield, VA; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, three brothers and two sisters. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation, drove bus for Lewistown Transportation Company and later owned and operated Prye's Store, Lewistown RR4 until 1971. She was a member of Evangel Baptist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Darrell G. Wireman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Frank E. Pupo
LEWISTOWN - Frank E. Pupo of 213 S. Main St., Lewistown, died at 4:34 p.m. Sunday, April, 8, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born May 25, 1920, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late James and Angelinia (Lorio) Pupo. His wife, Donna (Lewis) Pupo, whom he married June 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, James Pupo, Chalfont, Marie Pupo, Philadelphia, Tony Pupo, Leo Pupo, and Scott Pupo, all of Lewistown, Carmen Steve, Wyoming, Pa., Donna Matthews, State College and Beth Trevisani, Yardley; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, Vincent Pupo, Anthony P. Combriato, and Tressie M. Bender. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served in the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific. He owned and operated Pupo's Shoe Repair Shop from 1951 until the present. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown. He was also a member of VFW Post 7011, Lewistown, the Elks Lodge 663, Lewistown, and the Cobbler's Club. He was an avid baseball fan and coached Little League in Mifflin County for 40 years. He started the Mifflin County Pony League. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Lewistown, with Father Larry Coakley officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, where graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 106 N. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Frank Pupo Memorial Baseball Field Fund, 213 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA. Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Henry Pyle
MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Clarence Henry Pyle, 84, of RR1, Route 104, Mount Pleasant Mills, died at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home. Born April 12, 1917, in Greenwood Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Jacob and Savilla (Swartz) Pyle. His wife, Esther (Zeiders) Pyle, whom he married Sept. 19, 1937, at the residence of the late Rev. Bierley in Verdilla, survives. Also surviving are: children, Clarence "Eugene" Pyle, Fleetwood, Elwood J. Pyle, Mount Pleasant Mills RR2, Dale A. Pyle, Beaver Springs, and Mrs. Robert L. (Orpha J.) Meiser, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1; a sister, Minnie Meiser, Mifflintown; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five, brothers, John Pyle, Adam Pyle, Samuel Pyle, Howard Pyle (in infancy), and Elmer Pyle and five sisters, Amy Pontius, Ella Shellenberger, Maria Wochley, Genella Spade, and Dorothy Swartz. He was educated in the Juniata County rural schools. In 1950, he founded, owned and operated the C. H. Pyle & Son Overhead Doors and Ornamental Iron Works, located in The Old Feed Mill on Route 104, Mount Pleasant Mills RR1. He retired due to ill health in 1980. He was a charter member and trustee of Chapman's Community Chapel, Port Trevorton RR1. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association; a member of the Middleburg Lodge No. 619 F&AM of Pennsylvania; a member of the Richfield Ambulance League Inc., Richfield; the Reliance Hose Company No. 1 Ambulance League, Middleburg; the Evangelical Community Hospital Medic 55 & Medic 60, Lewisburg; the Fremont Volunteer Fire Department, Mount Pleasant Mills; and the Freeburg Volunteer Fire Company, Freeburg. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, with Pastor Roy S. Kifer officiating and the Rev. Lloyd Shellenberger assisting. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield. Friends may call 1 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Chapman's Community Chapel, c/o Carolyn Rhoads, treasurer, PO Box 33, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA 17853.

Marjorie B. Pyle
MIDDLETOWN - Marjorie B. Pyle, 92, formerly of Middletown, died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Broomall Presbyterian Village, Broomall. Born in October 1908, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nora (Garrett) Burns. Her husband, Percy B. Pyle, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a daughter, Sondra E. McGrath, Broomall; two sisters, Arlene Headings, Lewistown and Janice Pike, Vero Beach, Florida; and one grandson. She was a retired school teacher in the Middletown Area School District. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating. Interment will be in the Middletown Cemetery. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Spring & North Union streets, Middletown, PA 17057.


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