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Joseph Richard "Dick" Sanchez
NEW CARLISLE, OH - Joseph Richard "Dick" Sanchez, 70, of New Carlisle, OH, formerly of Lewistown, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at Hospice of Dayton, OH. Born April 25, 1931, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Jose Y. and Hazel (Snyder) Sanchez. His wife of 46 years, Jo Ann Sanchez, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Jose Ricardo Sanchez, Lima, OH; sister and brothers, Mrs. James (Dolores) McCrory, Lewistown, Luther Lee Sanchez, Columbus, NJ, and Albert "Boob" Sanchez, San Antonio, TX; and one grandchild. He was a 1950 graduate of Lewistown High School and served four years in the United States Navy. He retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle, OH. A memorial service was held Sunday at the First United Methodist Church, New Carlisle, OH, with Dr. James P. Parker and Dr. Kenneth Galdeen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Dayton, Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH. The Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Fairborn, OH, was in charge of arrangements.

Maye A. Sanders
Maye A. Sanders, 76, of Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Beaver Springs and Baltimore, MD, passed away at 12:39 p.m. Oct. 20, 200,1 at Lewistown Hospital. She had been in ill health for the past several years. She was born, Feb. 5, 1925, in McClure, a daughter of the late Isaac and Eva (Walter) Wagner. In 1941, she married the late Clair J. Sanders, who passed away Oct. 2, 1981. She is survived by a son, David G. Sanders, Cream Ridge, NJ; six grandchildren, Denise, Daneen, Deana, Leah, John Jr. and Steven Michael; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Carstetter, Gettysburg, Mary Wray, McClure, Kathy Kresen, McAlisterville and Eilene Henry, Quakertown; three brothers, Edward Wagner, Levittown, Richard Wagner and David Wagner, both of McClure. She was preceded in death by a son, John I. Sanders Jr. in 1996; a sister, Grace Hoffman, 1964; and two brothers, James Wagner, 1944 and Warren Wagner, 1987. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, painting, ceramics, baking. Her funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Interment will be in the Troxelville Union Cemetery. Friends may call 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Helping Hands of First UM Church, McClure, PA 17841 or the American Diabetes Association, 2045 Westgate Drive, Suite 106, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Paul M. Sankey
MCALISTERVILLE - Paul M. Sankey, 67, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born June 14, 1933, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Melvin W. and Ethel Mae (Benner) Sankey. His wife, Dorothy M. (Hower) Sankey, whom he married June 23, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: two daughters, Debra Jean Knepp, McClure and Brenda Mae Sankey, Harrisburg; a brother, Robert B. Sankey, McAlisterville; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth M. Sebastian. He was a 1951 graduate of Fayette High School, McAlisterville. He served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955 with the 396th Transport Company, stationed in Korea. In 1955, he was employed as a mechanic by Leister Motor Company, McAlisterville and continued to work for various owners, until presently with Hoober's Inc., McAlisterville. He was also employed by the Van Dyke Brick Works, before entering the Army. He attended Pine grove United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR1 and was a member of the Lost Creek Hunting Camp, Seven Mountains. He was an avid reader, hunter, and Phillies and Eagles fan. He played baseball for the McAlisterville town team for many years. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Karl R. Herman officiating. Interment will be in the Union Memorial Gardens, Mifflintown. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Heart Association, HCR 63, Box 30, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Clarence L. Scheffel Sr.
REEDSVILLE - Clarence L. Scheffel Sr., 79, of 122 Greenfield Drive, Reedsville, died at 3:10 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home. Born April 3, 1922, in Pryor, Okla., he was the son of the late Lee H. and Mattie Scheffel. His wife, Viola M. Scheffel, whom he married Feb. 27, 1943, died Feb. 24, 2001. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Marvin (Elaine) Smith and Ezra Scheffel, both of Lewistown, Clara Kauffman, Mifflintown, Clarence Scheffel Jr., Milroy and William M. Scheffel, Reedsville; brothers and sisters, Vera Beitzel, Jonas Scheffel, Catherine King, David Scheffel, John Scheffel, and Paul Scheffel; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepmother, Annie (Miller) Scheffel; a grandson, Edward Kauffman; a brother, Alvin Eichorn; and two sisters, Sara Mast and Mary Beitzel. He retired from PennDOT and had also been employed at the Hawstone Brick Plant and Penn Furniture. He was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church. He served as a union steward at PennDOT. He also coached Little League baseball for many years in McVeytown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Ivan E. Yoder and Edward Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin/Juniata Area Agency on Aging Inc., 1 Buena Vista Circle, Box 750, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Viola M. Scheffel
REEDSVILLE - Viola M. Scheffel, 79, of 122 Greenfield Drive, Reedsville, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 8, 1921, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Clara (Bender) Peachey. Her husband, Clarence Scheffel, whom she married Feb. 27, 1943, survives. She is also survived by children, Mrs. Marvin (Elaine) Smith and Ezra Scheffel, both of Lewistown, Clara Kauffman, Mifflintown, Clarence Scheffel Jr., Milroy and William M. Scheffel, Reedsville; brothers, Leonard Peachey and Ezra Peachey, both of Belleville; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Edward Kauffman; a sister, Thelma Bawel; and brothers, Norman Peachey, Raymond Peachey, and Merle Peachey. She was a graduate of Belleville High School. She was employed at Gibboney Woolen Mill, Taylor's IGA, Scheffel's Diner, and GC Murphy Company. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, with the Rev. Ivan E. Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Duane Michael "Mike" Schilling Jr.
RENTON, WA - Duane Michael "Mike" Schilling Jr., 16, of Renton, WA, formerly of McClure, died at 6 p.m Tuesday, June 12, 2001, near his home in Renton, WA. Born Nov. 2, 1984, in Spokane, WA, he was a son of Duane Michael and Michelle Schilling of Renton, WA and Kim and Tammy (Seler) Brackbill of Mifflintown. Also surviving are: two sisters, Nicole Wright, Lewistown and Diana Schilling, Mifflintown; three brothers, Tyler Schilling, Jay Bishop and Jami Bishop, all of Mifflintown; maternal grandmother, Dolores Lepley, Oakland Mills; maternal great-grandparents, Ruth Haines, Oakland Mills, and Elmer and Hazel Seler, Troxelville. He was preceded in death by an infant half-brother, Robert Schilling; maternal grandfather, David Seler in 1996; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothea Schilling. He attended Kentridge High School, Renton, WA and had just finished 10th grade. He had also attended West Snyder High School from 1995-2000. He was a member of Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure. He enjoyed basketball, fishing, Legos, and tinkering around at home. He was loved for his sense of humor and was a Star Trek enthusiast. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Family will receive friends 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. The McClure chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes Inc. is in charge of local arrangements. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Richard W. Schilling Sr.
LEWISTOWN - Richard W. Schilling Sr., 55, of 63 Hawk Drive, Lewistown, died at 2 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at his residence. Born Jan. 22, 1946, in Harrisburg, he was reared by Walter S. Schilling and Dorothy E. (Kline) Kauffman, both of McClure. His wife, Mary Jo (Secrest) Schilling, whom he married April 22, 1989, survives. Also surviving are: children, Heather M. Schilling and Richard W. Schilling Jr., both of McClure, and Nicole E. Schilling Lamey, Millerton; stepchildren, Keith A. Snyder, Reedsville and Rebecca A. Snyder, Milroy; three grandchildren and one step-grandchild. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired United Methodist minister. He was a member of the American Legion Post 942, McClure, VFW Post 1964, Mifflinburg, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ronald J. Lynch officiating. Special service will be held by VFW Post 7011, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

William E. 'Billy' Schleeter Jr.
YORK - William E. "Billy" Schleeter Jr., 60, of Springettsbury Township, York died at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1940, in York, he was the son of the late William E. Sr. and Mary Ellen (Bluste) Schleeter. His wife, Cherie A. (Navin) Schleeter, survives. He is also survived by a sister, Virginia K. Deardorff, York; two stepsons, Dirk Railsback, Raymond, Ohio and Rex Railsback, Lonexa, Kan.; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. He was a graduate of Central York High School. He was a United States Army veteran. He was a senior technical representative with United Defense for 33 years. He visited over 44 countries during his career. He attended Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church and was past president of Riverside Acres Property Owners' Association in McVeytown, Mifflin County. He was an avid model railroader, hunter, and fisherman. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Workinger Semmel Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. John W. Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403 or to the Building Fund of Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 6126, Hellam, PA 17406.

Ruth Loretta Schlegel
PALMYRA - Ruth Loretta Schlegel, 86, of 1200 Grubb Road, Palmyra, formerly of Thompsontown, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, where she has been a resident since 1994. Born April 17, 1915, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late John S. Buck and Eva Daniels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerauld M. Schlegel. She is survived by children, Mrs. Robert (Loretta) Rittle of Indiana, Mrs. Craig (Deborah L.) Stuck of Winnsboro, SC, Merrill E. Schlegel of Downingtown, and Barry J. Schlegel of Bridgewater, NJ; a brother, Robert Buck of Gaithersburg, Md.; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1933 and Lebanon Valley College in 1937. She taught music in East Juniata elementary schools and later taught English at East Juniata High School and at Greenwood High School in Millerstown. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Thompsontown, where she directed the youth and adult choirs for many years. She was know for her paintings in the Juniata area and was also an accomplished pianist and vocalist. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Thompsontown and the Retired Teachers Association. A memorial service will held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Thompsontown. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, c/o Good Samaritan Fund, 1200 Grubb Road, Palmyra, PA 17078 or to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, RR2, Box 165, Mifflintown, PA 17059. Taylor-Ruffner Funeral Home Inc., 712 Chestnut St. Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred M. Schmidt
MIFFLINTOWN - Mildred M. Schmidt, 84, of Manor Care Nursing Home, Camp Hill, formerly of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at the nursing home. Born March 29, 1916, in MIfflintown, she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel (Wright) Switzer. Her husband, Max Schmidt, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a son, William H. Shillingsford of Harrisburg; brothers, Frank Switzer of Port Allegheny; Robert Switzer of Mifflintown; and Joseph Switzer of Newport; sisters, Ardith Yeisley of Mifflintown; Leone Potter of Mifflintown; Jane Street of Juniata County; Lois Harris of Walnut; Betty Carter of Mifflintown; Shirley Houtz of Chambersburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the owner of the former Mildred's Beauty Shop in Harrisburg and a member of the Camp Hill United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 S. 22nd St., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Shirley J. (Casner) Schonewolf
WEST CHESTER - Shirley J. (Casner) Schonewolf, 65, of West Chester, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Del Ray Medical Center in Florida. Born Nov. 21, 1935 in McVeytown, she was the daughter of the late Cloyd and Ethel (McMurtrie) Casner. Her husband, Charles Schonewolf, survives. Also surviving are: two sons, Timothy E. Edgin of Glenmoore and John R. Viola of Coatesville; three sisters, Francis V. Henry of Burnham, Mrs. Raymond (Margretta) Crosson and Mrs. Herman (Clara) Barth, both of McVeytown, and one brother, Glenn E. Casner of McVeytown; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Martha E. Kenepp and four brothers, David H. Casner, Carl L. Casner, Russell L. Casner and Charles R. Casner. She was a 1954 graduate of McVeytown-Oliver High School. She retired from Vishay International electronics plant. She was a member of the Grove United Methodist Church, West Chester and an active member of her community. She was an avid reader. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Grove United Methodist Church, West Chester. Burial was at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Grove United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 490 West Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Local information provided by the Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown.

Margaretta Schreiber
SHIRLEYSBURG - Margaretta Schreiber, 89, of Shirleysburg RR1 Box 18, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2001 at the Shirleysburg RR1 home of her daughter, Dorothy J. Spennati, where she had been residing for several years. Born March 1, 1912 in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Maynard and Kathryn (Reed) Smith. She was preceded in death by her first husband Edward W. Walker II. Her second husband V. Theodore Schreiber, whom she married Feb. 11, 1949 in Williamsport, preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1986. Surviving are: children, Edward W. Walker III, Mount Union RR2, Dorothy J. Spennati, Shirleysburg RR1 and Paul R. Walker, West Palm Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay E. Cummings, a son, Larry Smith, a brother, Robert F. Smith, and one grandchild. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Germany Valley Church of the Brethren and also a member of the Shirleysburg Heritage Association. She was the last charter member of the Huntingdon County Farm Women. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Raymond Hill officiating. Interment will be in Germany Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. tonight and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be made to Hospice Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryant St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Stuart S. Schuyler Jr.
MILROY - Stuart S. Schuyler Jr., 82, of 1184 New Lancaster Valley Road, Milroy, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001 at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown. Born July 21, 1918 in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late Stuart S. and Elsie (Thompson) Schuyler. His wife, Evelyn (Deverell) Schuyler, whom he married July 25, 1937, survives. He was preceded in death by a son, Stuart Stanford Schuyler III, on Oct. 21, 1987. He worked as a law enforcement officer for 33 years before retiring in 1982. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Methodist by faith. He was a member of the Lewistown Lodge 203 F & AM and a 50-year member of Keystone Lodge F & AM, Linnwood, NJ. He served on the Northfield City Council from 1962 to 1972 and was president of the council two of those years. He was also very active in the National Rifle Association. A graveside funeral service and interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham LaFayette Cemetery, West Chester, with the Rev. Lauren Meiswinkle officiating. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Monday at Heller Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, where Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Doris A. Scudder
Doris A. Scudder of Williamsport died Oct. 5, 2001. She was the widow of Charles T. Scudder Sr. Surviving are a son, Charles T. Jr., Williamsport; a daughter, Mary Ann Johnson, Lewistown; a sister, Georgene Orth, Montoursville; two granddaughters, Cynthia J. Everly and Ann R. Gearhart, both of Lewistown; and three great-grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Ruth M. Struble Seager
BLAIN - Ruth M. (Struble) Seager, 84, of Blain RR1 died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, in the Sara Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle. Born July 24, 1917, in McKees Rocks, she was the daughter of the late Daniel E. and Mary W. (McMullen) Struble. Her husband, John F. Seager, preceded her in death. Surviving are: a son, Donald E. Seager, Loysville RR1, two daughters, Barbara J. Bower and Linda L. Seager, both of Blain RR1; and five grandchildren. She had attended the former Carlisle Commercial College. She was retired from the Perry Health Center, Loysville and had also worked at Carlisle Hospital, the State Civil Service Commission, Harrisburg and the Blain Garment Factory. She was a member of the New Germantown United Methodist Church, New Germantown, where she taught Sunday school for over 70 years and played the piano and organ for over 50 years. She was also president of United Methodist Women's Society. She was also a member of the Blain Ambulance Club, the ladies auxiliary of the Blain Fire Company, and the Blain Senior Citizen's Center. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and church work. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Germantown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger and the Rev. Dale Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in the Blain Cemetery, Blain RR1. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Nickel Funeral Home, Loysville and 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the New Germantown United Methodist Church, c/o Denise Kuhn, treasurer, RR1, Box 246-A, Blain, PA 17006 or to the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Clarence Joseph "Ted" Seaman
Clarence J. Seaman, 63, of Richfield RR2, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services are private, but a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richfield United Church of Christ, with the Rev. George W. Henry officiating and the Rev. Brittin F. Stimeling assisting. Interment will be in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Millerstown RR2. The George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Florence Eleanor Searer
BELLEFONTE - Florence Eleanor Searer, 92, of Bellefonte, formerly of Mechanicsburg and Lewistown, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born Sept. 2, 1908, in Unionville, she was the daughter of the late Alexander J. and Anna P. (Gunther) Watson. Her husband, Harry C. Searer, died Oct. 22, 1980. She is survived by children, Barbara A. Shover of Mechanicsburg and Harry J. Searer of Lemoyne; a sister, Betty Moore of Bellefonte; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert M. Searer. She was a graduate of Harrisburg Community College Practical Nursing Program. She was an LPN for the Harrisburg State Hospital and had previously worked as a private duty nurse in the Harrisburg area. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, State College. She volunteered for 10 years at the Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, where she also made her home from 1983-1993, and at the United Methodist Children's Home in Mechanicsburg. She enjoyed gardening, reading and sewing. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with the Rev. Thomas H. Jacobs and Donald R. Shover officiating. Interment will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, South Central PA, 1013 Mumma Road, Suite 303, Lemoyne, PA 17043 or to United Methodist Children's Home, 5120 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Verena A. Seby
LEWISTOWN - Verena A. Seby, 51, of 406 Open Hearth, Lewistown, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her residence. Born March 24, 1950, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Hannelore (Schroeder) Swanger of 3135 U.S. Highway 522 North, Lewistown, and the late Robert L. Swanger and Perry E. Swanger. Her husband, Stephen K. Seby, whom she married in October 1968, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Stephen K. Seby Jr., 400 8th Ave., Burnham; brothers, Robert L. Swanger, Enola, Douglas E. Swanger, Chambersburg, and a sister, Lisa M. Farber, Worcester, MA; and a grandson, Evan. She was a 1968 graduate of Chief Logan High School and the assistant vice president and Branch Manager of the Market Street office of Omega Bank. In her 25 years of service, she headed numerous community projects sponsored by Omega Bank. She was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Gerald A. Krum officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

David M. Secrest
MT. UNION - David M. Secrest, 77, of 642 Kistler Road, Mt. Union, died unexpectedly at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Jan. 5, 1924, in Mapleton Depot, he was the son of the late William G. and Marie J. (Snyder) Secrest. His wife, Opal (Beatty) Secrest, survives, along with their son, Darrell D. Secrest, Shirleysburg. He retired from Sperry-New Holland, Belleville, where he worked for many years. He was a member of the McVeytown Lodge #376, F&AM. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mt. Union, with Pastor Robert A. Brown Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic memorial service held at 6:45 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Newton Hamilton United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Robert A. Brown Sr., P.O. Box 337, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075.

Kay D. Secrest
LONGFELLOW - Kay D. Secrest, 54, of Gas Line Drive, Longfellow, died at 4 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, at her home. Born Aug. 17, 1946, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Merrill J. and Hazel M. (Harshbarger) Grassmyer. Her husband, Larry O. Secrest, whom she married June 23, 1967, survives. She is also survived by a son, Mark D. Secrest, McVeytown; three brothers, Glenn E. Grassmyer, Charles L. Grassmyer, and Ronald M. Grassmyer, all of Lewistown; a sister, Mrs. Gerald (Donna Snook) Sieber, Port Royal; and one grandson. Early in life, she was employed as a nursing assistant at Black's Hospital, Lewistown and later worked in home health care for the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and the Work and Win Sunday School Class of the church. She was also a member of the American Cancer Society, having walked in the survivors' lap of the 2000 Relay for Life. She was an avid sprint car fan and especially enjoyed watching her son race. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 551, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Paul B. Seitz Jr.
DUNCANNON - Paul B. Seitz Jr., 66, of Duncannon RR4, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 30, 1934, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Paul B. Sr. and Thelma (Johns) Seitz. His wife, Doris (Wheeler) Seitz, survives. He is also survived by children, Paul B. Seitz III, Lewisberry and Pamela J. Magee, Mechanicsburg; brothers and sisters, Gene Seitz, McClure, N. Lee Gahagan and Marlene Stewart, both of Burnham, Celesta Youtz, Milroy, and Judy Bollinger, Lewistown; and two grandchildren. He retired as a crane operator from Bethlehem Steel Company, Steelton. He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Duncannon. He liked horses, fishing and hunting. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hill Cemetery, Duncannon RR4. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to the Perry County Office of Aging, East Main Street, New Bloomfield, PA 17068.

Marion C. 'Buck' Semler
REEDSVILLE - Marion C. "Buck" Semler, 82, of 184 Wilson St., Reedsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born July 28, 1918, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Edward and Winifred (Keegan) Semler. His wife, Hazel A. (Baker) Semler, survives. He is also survived by a son, David E. Semler, Reedsville; a sister, Catherine Guise, Gettysburg; three granddaughters, one grandson and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Semler in 1957, three sisters and two brothers. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the infantry with the Third Army in France and Germany, then with the occupation troops in Germany. He received a Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and numerous service ribbons. His duty stations following the war included the Panama Canal Zone, Korea, Okinawa, and several statewide bases. He retired from the military in 1964 with the rank of Specialist 5. He was employed at Fisher Electronics, Milroy until 1981. He was a member of Stroup-Alexander VFW Post 5935, Belleville and the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid Notre Dame football fan and enjoyed gardening, reading, watching sports, and crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Foundation, 2040 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Peggy G. Shaffer
PORTAGE - Peggy G. (Diven) Shaffer, 49, of Portage, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at UPMC Lee Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 23, 1952, in Newton Hamilton, she was the daughter of Margaret (Rittenhos) Diven and the late Blair Robert Diven. Her husband, Edward J. Shaffer, whom she married Dec. 4, 2001, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Michael Diven, married to the former Lori Walker, Orbisonia, a step-daughter, Adrienne M. Shaffer and fiancee, Mark Mardis, Mundy's Corner; grandchildren, Brigit and Lauren, step-grandchildren, Christopher, Shane and Zachary Krinjeck; and Breann Mardis, sister of Debbie, wife of Galen Price, McVeytown; Ken Diven, married to the former Judy Sims, Mill Creek; Terry Diven, married to the former Susie Bollinger, McVeytown; James Diven, married to the former Diane Brunner, Newton Hamilton; Clair Diven, married to the former Sharon McKee, and Ronald Diven, both of McVeytown; and Robert Diven, Orbisonia; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by her father, a grandson, Hunter, and sister-in-law, Shirley (Morrison) Diven. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Charles Kephart officiating. Interment will be in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, at The Mark A. Serenko Funeral Home, Portage, and from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, at The Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union.

Dorothy M. Shank
REEDSVILLE - Dorothy M. Shank, 82, of 55 Carriage House Lane, Outlook Pointe, Reedsville, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Valley View Haven, Belleville. Born Dec. 5, 1918, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Stella (Gordon) McClellan. Her husband, Albert E. Shank, died Sept. 17, 1998. Surviving are: a son, Ronald E. Shank, 120 Peace Drive, Lewistown; sisters, Anna M. Roan, Burnham and Mrs. Arthur (Helen L.) Bailey, Belleville; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown for 57 years; a member of the United Methodist Women; was a former leader of the Esther Circle; and was a former teacher of the primary department of the church. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. David Schmuck and Karen McCachren officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Third St., Lewistown ,PA 17044

Waldo Rudolph Shank
MARTINSBURG, WV - Waldo Rudolph Shank, 64, formerly of Middletown, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at the VAMC, Martinsburg, WV. Born in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Della Virginia Shank. His wife, P. Jane (Haywood) Shank, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Kelly S. Shank, Oak Hill, FL, Karen R. Lawrence and Andrea L. Lawrence, both of Smithsburg, MD, and a son, Edward D. Shank, Falling Waters, WV; an uncle, Ralph F. Shank, Rohrorsville, MD; an aunt, Irene G. Schroyer, Hagerstown, MD; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa L. Shank. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a truck driver. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #371, Frederick, MD, and the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post #0010, Boonsboro, MD. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, at the Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Tim Lester officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

Fannie N. Sharp
BELLEVILLE - Fannie N. Sharp, 69, of Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, died at 10:04 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Valley View. Born Dec. 5, 1931, in Brown Township, she was the daughter of the late Samuel D. and Magdelena (Bawel) Sharp. She is survived by stepmother, Mary B. Sharp, Lawrence County; brother and sisters, Samuel B. Sharp, Carson,Va., Mrs. Jacob (Rebecca) Sharp, Richfield, Mrs. Dan (Mary) King, Belleville, and Mrs. Andy (Katie) Byler, Catlett, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers, Nannie Sharp, Lizzie B. Peachey, Annie E. Yoder, Moses K. Sharp, Levi S. Sharp, and Noah B. Sharp. She was a member of Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Reedsville, Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Green Lane, Reedsville, with ministers Dan King and Jesse Lee Spicher officiating. Interment will be in Green Lane Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jessica Mae Sharp
Jesse Mark Sharp
MILROY - Jesse Mark Sharp and Jessica Mae Sharp, infant twins of David S. and Sara Anna (Detweiler) Sharp of 250 Sigler St., Milroy, were stillborn at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. They are also survived by brothers and sisters, James D., Kevin R., Joseph L., Katie Ann, David K., and Kendall J. Sharp, all at home; maternal grandparents, David and Katie Detweiler of Belleville; and paternal grandmother, Katie Sharp of Belleville. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Green Lane Cemetery, Reedsville, with minister, Eli B. King Jr. officiating. Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra A. Shaw
CARLISLE - Sandra A. (Henry) Shaw, 61, of Carlisle, formerly of Lewistown, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Harrisburg Hospital. She is the daughter of the late Herman and Marian Henry of Lewistown. Surviving are her husband, Arnold C. Shaw; two daughters, Denise Bohn Herich of Germantown, MD, and Peggy Bohn Shuff of Lewisberry; a sister, Delores Henry Adams of Leesburg, FL; and two grandsons. Sandra grew up in Lewistown and was a 1957 graduate of Lewistown High School before moving to the Harrisburg area. She retired as an executive secretary for Hempt Bros. Inc. She was a woman full of life who possessed many talents, including interior decorating, gardening, cooking, button collecting and dance instruction She was a voracious reader and volunteered her time to read to elementary school students. She was deeply interested in politics and was active in the Republican Party. She was proud and honored to have worked closely with President Gerald Ford during his re-election campaign. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Zimmerman Auer Funeral Home, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Colonial Park, is handling the arrangements.

J. Roy Martin Shawley Sr.
YARNELL - J. Roy Martin Shawley Sr., 77, of Yarnell, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at his residence. Born April 26, 1924, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Harry and Viola (Kline) Shawley. His wife, Eleanor (Albright) Shawley, whom he married on July 16, 1963, preceded him in death on July 15, 1990. Surviving are: three daughters, Joyce Miller of Cypress, TX, Sandy M. Switzer and Sally Shawley, both of Yarnell; two step-daughters, Connie Stoner of Bellefonte, and Jackie Flory of Milesburg; three sons, Richard M. Shawley of Orlando, FL, and J. Shawley Jr. and James H. Shawley, both of Yarnell; one step-son, William Runkle of Milroy; a brother, William Shawley of Yarnell; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters. He was a member of Yarnell United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and was a forest fire warden for 40 years. He was a member of the Centre County Agriculture Forum and a former member of the Milesburg Fire Company. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the W. Robert Neff Funeral Home, 837 Main St., Howard, with the Rev. Herman K. Noll officiating. Interment will be in the Advent Cemetery in Boggs Township. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Harold A. Shawver
MCCLURE - Harold A. Shawver, 67, of McClure RR1, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at the Loving Care Personal Care Home, Selinsgrove, where he has been a resident since 1979. Born Oct. 24, 1933, in Decatur Township, Mifflin County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Lottie E. (Romig) Shawver. He is survived by three brothers, James Shawver of Loving Care Personal Care Home, Selinsgrove, Glen W. Shawver, McClure and Jay Shawver, Lewistown RR3; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte (Sears) Scott Hamacher and a brother, Eugene Shawver. He was a member of the Wagner United Methodist Church. He enjoyed drawing and gardening. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClure Chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, North Brown Street, McClure, with the Rev. Larry Lehland officiating. Interment will be in the Wagner Methodist Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and the family still be present from 7-9 p.m. Arrangements can also be found at www.legacy.com.

Guy N. Sheaffer
LEWISTOWN - Guy N. Sheaffer, 73, of 227 W. Third St., Lewistown, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1928, in Yeagertown, he was a son of the late James H. and Emma (Wills) Sheaffer. His wife, Olevia (Greer) Sheaffer, whom he married Aug. 30, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: children, Terry L. Sheaffer, 915 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, Barry Lynn Sheaffer, 227 W. Third St., Lewistown and Tina J. Sheaffer, 131 Valley St., Lewistown; sister and brothers, Clara Sunday, Milroy, James H. Sheaffer Jr., Howard, Kennard Sheaffer and Joseph Sheaffer, both of Lewistown; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from Avtex Fibers in 1990 with 20 years of service and was currently employed by the Lake dealerships. He was a life member of East Derry, City, Hook and Ladder, Yeagertown and Fame Fire Companies. He was also a member of the Brooklyn Hose Company, VFW Post 7011, the American Legion and Legionnaires and the Loyal Order of the Moose 143, Lewistown. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. There will be a flag presentation by VFW Post 7011. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Mifflin-Juniata United Way, 13 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

James Blanchard Sheaffer
RICHFIELD - James Blanchard Sheaffer, 59, of Richfield RR2, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, July 15, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1941, in Richfield RR2, he was the son of the late Blanchard Edward and Dorothy E. (Chubb) Sheaffer. His wife, Gracie Carrie (Fuller) Sheaffer, whom he married Feb. 22, 1964, survives. Also surviving are: two brothers, Clarence Sheaffer Sr. of Millerstown RR2 and Lloyd Sheaffer of Richfield RR2; a half-brother, Palmer Messimer of Millerstown RR2; a sister, Alice Crossgrove of Richfield RR2; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Clarence Sheaffer Jr. in August 1995. He attended school at the Quaker Run Grammar schoolhouse and East Juniata High School. He retired from Groce's Silk Mill, Selinsgrove, in 1981, where he was a mechanic. Earlier, he was employed for seven years as a laborer by the former Bendix Homes plant in Middleburg. He was Protestant by faith. He enjoyed hunting and mechanical tinkering. Services will be private and burial will be at the discretion of the family. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Sheaffer
PORT ROYAL - John H. Sheaffer, 80, of 911 Milford St., Port Royal died at 8:22 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Turbett Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Samuel D. Sheaffer and Mary Hazel (Shotzberger) Sheaffer. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. (Stine) Sheaffer, whom he married on Oct. 23, 1950. Also surviving are: two sons, James M. Sheaffer of Port Royal and Paul E. Sheaffer of Harrisburg; two brothers, Samuel D. Sheaffer Jr. of Camp Hill and Raymond W. Sheaffer of Lewistown; two sisters, Verna Foltz of Scotland, PA and Marian Douglas of Waynesboro; and four grandchildren. He was the owner and operator of Sheaffer-Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep, Mexico, PA. He was in business since 1954. He was a graduate of Port Royal High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and took part in the Normandy Invasion. He was also a Korean War Veteran and attained the rank of captain. He was a member of the Mexico Presbyterian Church, past master of the Union Lodge #324, F.&A.M., Mifflintown, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Juniata Forest #88 and the Harrisburg Consistory. He served many years as a director on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank, Mifflintown. His funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. M. Eugene Heidler officiating. Interment will be in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where masonic services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Juniata Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mexico Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 387, Port Royal, PA 17082-0387.

Clair L. Shearer
YORK - Clair L. Shearer, 75, of York, and formerly of East Waterford, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the York Hospital. Born July 20, 1925, in Toboyne Township, Perry County, he was the son of the late Bruce L. and Mary M. (McMullen) Shearer. His wife, Dorothy R. (Robinson) Shearer, whom he married Nov. 23, 1949, survives. Also surviving are: children, Gary L. Shearer, Harrisburg, Alan C. Shearer, Mount Holly Springs, and Mrs. Cyrus (Lori S.) Arthur, Stewartstown; sisters and brother, Louise Shoop, Port Royal, Miriam Love and Darwin Shearer, both of East Waterford, and Lois Wert, Chambersburg; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Henry. He was a 1943 graduate of Dry Run High School. He retired from the Box Shop of Pittsburgh Plate & Glass, Carlisle. He was a member of the East Waterford Presbyterian Church, the church choir and the Sunday school of the church. He was also a member of the East Waterford Fire Company; the Dorsett Grange 1888; and had served on the Fourth of July Celebration Committee of East Waterford. He also was well known for playing Santa Claus at various functions throughout the East Waterford area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and helping people. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Waterford Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Frank Muse officiating. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery, Concord. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown Funeral Home, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown. There will be no viewing at the church Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to: the East Waterford Presbyterian Church, PO Box 174, East Waterford, PA 17021.

Thelma A. Shearer
MIFFLIN - Thelma A. Shearer, 82, of Locust Grove Retirement Village, HC 67, Mifflin, formerly of East Waterford RR1, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at the village. Born June 12, 1919, in Spruce Hill Township, Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Florence (Armstrong) Mefferd. Her husband, Thomas R. Shearer of Locust Grove Village, whom she married June 21, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: a son, Lowell M. Shearer of Mifflintown RR3; a sister, Virginia Miller of Milroy; three step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Wesley Chapel, Reeds Gap. She enjoyed sewing and playing the piano and organ. Services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Stuart H. Lengel Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Lower Tuscarora Presbyterian Cemetery, Academia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Locust Grove, HC 67, Mifflin, PA 17058. Guss Funeral Home, 20 South Third Street, Mifflintown, is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin J. 'Barney' Sheeler
BERWICK - Melvin J. "Barney" Sheeler, 77, of Berwick RR3, Davis Trailer Court, died Sunday evening April 22, 2001, at his home. He had been in failing health for one year. Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Somerset County, he was a son of the late George W. and Olive (Bailey) Sheeler. His wife of 55 years, Alma (Silks) Sheeler, originally of Lewistown, survives. He is also survived by children, Mrs. William (Bonnie Lee) Bearley, Lewistown, George W. Sheeler, Bellefonte, Jerry R. Sheeler, Mifflinville; Timothy R. Sheeler, Berwick, and Michael J. Sheeler, Middleburg; a sister, Gladys Henry, Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Lou Sheeler in 1958 and a brother, Clyde G. Sheeler in 1988. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater, earning the Bronze Star Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with four bronze stars. Following the war, he farmed the Mifflin County Farm near Lewistown. He then worked in the construction and building trades throughout the state. Following retirement, he assisted his son at local fairs and carnivals with their food and games stand. He was also a caretaker at Davis Trailer Court. He was a member of the Berwick VFW. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St., Berwick. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call noon until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

Charles W. 'Bud' Sheerer
MIFFLINTOWN - Charles W. "Bud" Sheerer, 96, of Brookline Village, Mifflintown RR1, formerly of Locust Run, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2001, at Brookline Manor. Born Jan. 23, 1905, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Charles B. and Florence (Detra) Sheerer. His first wife, Blennie B. (Graybill) Sheerer, died Nov. 12, 1953, and his second wife, Martha (Slagle) McKee Sheerer, died April 12, l999. Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Dena) Wagner of Mifflintown and Mrs. Herbert (Dorothy) Goodling of Thompsontown RR2; stepdaughter, Mary "Betty" Beagle of Berea, KY; stepson, Herman McKee of Thompsontown RR2; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor Powley; two sons, Walter Sheerer and Charles Sheerer Jr.; three brothers, Brehman Sheerer, John Sheerer, and J. Howard Sheerer; and two sisters, Mae Wirt and Nellie Heimbaugh. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad car repairman. He was the oldest member of the Locust Run United Methodist Church and was a member of the Locust Run Community Association. He enjoyed woodworking and repairing small engines. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Locust Run United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Maureen Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Locust Run Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Guss Funeral Home, 20 S. Third St, Mifflintown or from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Locust Run UM Church Building Fund, RR2, Thompsontown, PA 17094.

Edward E. Sheerer
LONGWOOD, FL - Edward Elmer Sheerer, 76, of 103 Tindale Circle, Longwood, FL, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 in Florida. Born July 8, 1924, in Van Dyke, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Brehman and Lizzie (Derickson) Sheerer. His wife Patricia (Cramer) Sheerer, whom he married March 25, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Ann) Filipski, Willowbrook, IL and Mrs. Daniel (Mary Pat) McKay, Troy, MI; sisters, Alma O. Becker, Mexico, Alice L. Gilson, Port Royal, Esther Dumm and Patricia A. Niemond, both of Lewistown, and Shirley A. Naylor, Shiremanstown; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister, Charles E. Sheerer, Jay E. Sheerer, Edgar E. Sheerer, Henry D. Sheerer, Ira W. "Bill" Sheerer and Mary S. Herbster. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was employed by Burroughs Corporation (Unisys) from 1949 to 1984. He was a Protestant by faith. The National Cremation Society of Beacon Chapter is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Uncle Ed Sheerer to Car Account No. 0107269 of Kee (Kathleen) and Rory Daulton, missionaries in Kenya, Africa, and mailed to Campus Crusade for Christ, PO Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222.

Helen I. Sheffer
PALMERTON - Helen I. Sheffer, a resident of the Getz Personal Care Home in Jonas and formerly a resident of Pleasant Valley Estates, Kunkletown and Morton, PA, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001 in the Palmerton Hospital. Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Kathryn (Long) Dreese. She was the wife of the late William H. Sheffer, who died in 1978. Surviving is a niece, Debra J. Dreese of Bloomsburg; and a nephew, Robert R. Dreese, Jr. of Lewistown. She was retired from the U.S. government. She was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ, Gilbert. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville, with the Rev. Michael Eckroth officiating. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. Sunday until the time of service. Interment will be on Monday in the Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

Frances H. Sheffield
TUCKER, GA - Frances H. Sheffield, a resident of Briarwood Nursing Center, Tucker, GA, and formerly a resident of Lewistown from 1951-1976, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001. She and her husband, Robert F. Sheffield, moved to Stone Mountain, GA, following Robert's retirement from Arrow Shirt Factory. She is survived by children, Jane Stephens, Stone Mountain, GA, Jean Russell, Napa, CA and Michael Sheffield, Tucker, GA; three sisters and two brothers; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. All three children attended Lewistown High School. Burial was in Tucker, GA.

Nadine Ruth Shehan
TULLAHOMA, TN - Nadine Ruth Shehan, 81, of Tullahoma, TN, and formerly of Valley Street, Lewistown, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN. Born June 14, 1920, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Bruce and Effie (Walters) Partchey. Her husband, Howard R. Shehan, preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1971. Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law, Rev. David B. and Dianne G. Watts, Tullahoma, TN, daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Rick Croom, Tullahoma, TN, and step-son, Howard R. Shehan Jr., Lewistown; a sister, Violet B. Clark, Granville; grandchildren, KayLynn Poland, Rev. David B. Watts Jr., Christian H.N. Watts, Payton Searcy, Derek Croom and Whitney Croom; and great-grandchildren, Hope Watts Poland, Zachary Poland, David B. Watts III, Ashton Watts and Adam Watts. She was preceded in death by brothers, Charles Partchey and Kenneth Partchey, and sisters, Doris Miller and Rosaline Norman. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Tullahoma, TN. Her service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Tullahoma, TN, with Dr. J. Herbert Hester and Rev. Bob Perry officiating. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Tullahoma Funeral Home, 401 Westside Dr., Tullahoma, TN, 37388-4220. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown, with the Rev. David B. Watts officiating. The Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Alone, c/o First Baptist Church, Tullahoma, TN 37388-4220.

Paul I. Shelley
MCALISTERVILLE - Paul I. Shelley, 77, of McAlisterville RR2, died at 10:10 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1923, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Ira J. and Mary (Stuck) Shelley. His wife, Fay I. (Lauver) Shelley, whom he married July 3, 1947, survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Paula Witmer, of McAlisterville RR2; six sisters: Mabel Strawser of Beverly Health Care-William Penn, Lewistown, Keturah Brubaker of Mifflintown, Ruth Alexander of McAlisterville, Anna Long of Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin, Lulu Daughenbaugh of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Geraldine Leach of Mifflin; one granddaughter and 2 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Spece, Sara Benner and Esther Moore. He attended Cocolamus Grammar School. He served as a United States Navy Seabee during World War II from 1943 until 1945. He was a self-employed poultry farmer until his retirement in 1980, and was also employed by Lloyd Zendt Plumbing and Heating, Richfield and the Van Dyke Brickworks. He was a member of the East Salem United Methodist Church, Mifflintown RR2. He enjoyed reading, gardening and watching football. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, with the Rev. Dr. John C. Libert officiating. Interment will follow in the East Salem Cemetery, Thompsontown RR1. The family will be present to receive friends at a closed casket visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the East Salem United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 1170, Mifflintown, PA 17059 or to the Sun Home Health Services Inc., P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Doris Jean Sheriff
LEWISTOWN - Doris Jean Sheriff, 49, of 1135 Blue Mountain Road, Lewistown, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at her residence. Born Feb. 17, 1952, in Derry Township, she was the daughter of Clarence E. and Zelapha C. (Knepp) Sheriff of 4450 SR 103 North, Lewistown. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Dr. Dennis E. Sheriff, Long Valley, NJ; nephew, Justin E. Sheriff, Memphis, TN; niece, Jennifer B. Sheriff and grand-nephew, Nicholas Sheriff, both of Long Valley, NJ. She was a 1970 graduate of Chief Logan High School. She earned a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974 and obtained her master's degree in biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1979. From 1991-1996 she completed all doctoral course work in health services research at the University of Iowa. She was previously employed in the health care field and had worked in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, McLean, VA and Iowa City, IA. She held professional memberships in the American Statistical Association and the American Public Health Association. She was a lifetime member of the Perry Historians, Newport and the Mifflin County Historical Society. She was a member of the Lewistown Presbyterian Church. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Robert Zorn and Thomas Gross officiating. Interment will be in Samuel's Church Cemetery, McClure. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral hom.eFamily will provide all flowers. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to: Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive, Suite 18, Harrisburg, PA 17112-6039.

Dr. Hugh I. Sherman Jr.
LEWISTOWN - Dr. Hugh I. Sherman Jr., 76, formerly of South Main Street, Lewistown, died at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Malta Home, Granville. Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Hugh I. Sr. and Gladys (Hubbard) Sherman. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Roger (Carol) Pandel of New Tripoli, Douglas P. Sherman of West Chester and David M. Sherman of Schwensville; a sister, Helen Nein of Berwick; and six grandchildren. He was a graduate of Carnegie Tech, with an electrical engineering degree, and attended Penn State Pre Med and Pittsburgh Medical School.He was a doctor in Lewistown for 30 years, before he retiring in 1993. He served for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Lewistown. His memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Malta Home, Granville, PA 17029.

Catherine V. Sherrick
COAL TOWNSHIP - Catherine V. Sherrick, 89, of 1453 Wabash St., Coal Township, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Born Oct. 31, 1911, in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Ann (Zydel) Guzik. Her husband, Francis J. Sherrick, whom she married in 1940 in St. Stanislaus Church, died May 23, 1966. She is survived by children, Mrs. Richard (Jeannette) Miller, Mattawana and Walter Sirek, with whom she resided in Coal Township; two brothers, Ned Gusick and Walter Guzik, both of Shamokin; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Richard Miller Jr., seven brothers, and one sister. She attended St. Stanislaus School. She was a housewife and also worked in the Shamokin Woolen Mills. She was a member of Mother Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 214 North Shamokin St., Shamokin. She was an avid bingo player. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Mother Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 214 North Shamokin St., Shamokin. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Coal Township. There will be no viewing or visitation. The Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald I. Shetrom
PORT ROYAL - Donald Ivan Shetrom, 66, of RR2 Port Royal, died at 4:34 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 at the Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1935 in Kimmel Township, Bedford County, he was the son of the late Florence Burket. Surviving are: a sister, Peggy McMullen, of Blairs Mills and two nieces, Rosemary Smith and Debra McMullen, both of Blairs Mills. He was preceded in death by a brother, Galen Burket. He attended Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR4 Mifflintown, where he was a member of the Sunshine Class. He worked at Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Mifflintown. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Craig Zendt and Pastor Belvy White officiating. Interment will be made in Fair Ridge Cemetery, Shade Gap. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. today.

Clara Gregory Shields
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Clara Gregory Shields, 90, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Lewistown, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Heartland Health Care Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. Born June 2, 1910, in Yeagertown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jeanette (Bay) Gregory. Her husband, John Shields, died Dec. 17, 1990. She is survived by children, Sister Ann Shields and Eleanor Shields, both of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Stephen Shields, Torrance, Calif.; sisters, Madeline Gregory, Lewistown, Amy Gregory, Montrose, and Mrs. James (Ann) Weir, San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Shields in 1948; brothers, Max Gregory in 1983 and James Gregory in 1998; and a sister, Emily Rhodes in 1997. She was a 1929 graduate of Lewistown High School and took numerous courses in music at Penn State University. She taught music for many years, both through private lessons and at Sacred Heart grade school. She was the Sacred Heart parish organist for 58 years and was the organist for the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Lewistown. A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Dec. 29, in Michigan after cremation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon this Friday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Third and Dorcas streets, Lewistown. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Flowers may be delivered Friday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the New Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor or to the Servants of God's Love (a religious community which provides foster care for medically fragile babies and homes for the elderly with little or no resources). Envelopes will be provided at the church at the time of the Mass.

C. Ruth Shirk
BURNHAM - C. Ruth Shirk, 82, of Beverly Healthcare William Penn, formerly of 137 N. Walnut St., Burnham, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1918 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Beulah A. (Searer) Snyder. Her husband Glenn Addison Shirk preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1998. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. John (Lesley) Habbershon, 206 Fifth Ave., Burnham; brothers and sisters, Richard A. Snyder, McClure, William E. Snyder, Grantham, Donald H. Snyder, Eighth Avenue, Burnham, and Irma White, Beverly Healthcare William Penn, Lewistown; three grandchildren and seven great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a brother. She was employed as a sales clerk for Bon-Ton in Lewistown. She was a member of Burnham Church of the Brethren. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Burnham Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Wayne W. Mast officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burnham Church of the Brethren, 541 E. Freedom Ave., Burnham, PA 17009. The Heller Hoenstine Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Shirk
MARLBORO, NJ - Helen M. Shirk, 73, of 569 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ, formerly of Burnham, died at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ. Born Nov. 23, 1927, in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late John B. and Hulda (Wincer) Laird. Her husband, Clarence B. Shirk, died in 1981. Surviving are: a son, Michael L. Shirk, Marlboro, NJ; brothers and sisters, Alonzo Laird, Zelda Baker, and Esther Laird, all of Mifflintown, Betty George, Milroy and Mary Peachey, Belleville; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Early in life, she had worked at Beaver Bakery in Burnham and Letterman's Bakery in Lewistown. She was a switchboard operator at the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1992. She also worked as a volunteer at the Vanity Fair Clothing Shop of the psychiatric hospital. She was Protestant by faith. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ruth A. Shivery
BELLEVILLE - Ruth A. Shivery, 94, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, formerly of Open Hearth Manor, Lewistown, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Valley View Haven. Born July 14, 1906, in Yeagertown, she was a daughter of the late James and Mary (Leightley) Shivery. She is survived by two nieces. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother, James Shivery, and a sister, Gladys S. Weaver. She received her teaching certificate from Shippensburg State Normal School. She was an elementary school teacher for the Mifflin County School District for 44 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Holy Communion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. She was a life member of the Mifflin County Retired School Employees Association and a life member of the Pennsylvania State Retired School Employees. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Philip C. Tundel officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Mt. Rock Cemetery, Lewistown. There will be no viewing; however, family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Monday until the time of the memorial service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Kenneth E. 'Shorty' Shoemaker
BELLEVILLE - Kenneth E. "Shorty" Shoemaker, 74, of 70 Wagner St., Belleville, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at his home. Born March 27, 1927, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Humphrey and Etta Eugenia "Jean" (Lutman) Shoemaker. His wife, Gladys I. (Henry) Shoemaker, whom he married Sept. 9, 1950, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Linda) Rittenhouse, McVeytown, Mrs. Robin (Bonnie) Eyer and Mrs. George (Connie) Brannon, both of Lewistown, and Debbie Shoemaker, Milroy; a sister, Nellie (Shoemaker) Jackson, Lewistown; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Military Police. He retired from Ford New Holland after 40 years as an inspector and a manufacturing engineer. He was a long time member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown and the choir of the church. He was a life member of the Brooklyn Hose Company, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Warne and the Rev. Dolores Calhoun officiating. Interment will be in St. Marks Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to St. John's Episcopal Church, 212 Penn St., Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044. The Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, is in charge of arrangements.

David B. Shoop
David B. Shoop, 82, of East Waterford RR1 (Waterloo), died at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital. Born June 7, 1919, in Blairs Mills, he was a son of the late James and Grace (Goshorn) Shoop. His wife, Freda (Eaton) Shoop survives. Also surviving are: children, Bud L. Shoop, Enola, William B. Shoop, Romney, WVA, Gerald D. Shoop and Linda A. Burdge, both of Waterloo; brothers and sister, Dean F. Shoop, East Waterford RR1, Dale C. Shoop, Concord and Helen E. Metz, Mongul; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a US Army veteran of WW II. He was a self-employed farmer and a member of Richvale U.M. Church and Blairs Mills Lions Club. His service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Richvale U.M. Church, with the Rev. Virginia Eminhizer officiating. Interment will be in the Upper Tusc. Presbyterian Cemetery, Waterloo, where full military honors will be conducted by the Juniata Valley Veterans Council. Friends may call today from 4-9 p.m. at the Henry Funeral Home, Honey Grove, where the family will be present from 7-9 p.m.

Dorothy M. Shottsberger
MATTAWANA - Dorothy M. Shottsberger, 69, of Mattawana died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1931 in Bratton Township, she was a daughter of the late James C. and Olive (Harshbarger) Shottsberger. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Franklin (Shirley) Davidheiser, Lewistown RD, and a niece and nephew. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, where she helped with the children's Sunday school class department for many years and was a member of the Work and Win Sunday school class. Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, McVeytown. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 67 Pine Glen Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Russell William Shotzberger
LANCASTER - Russell William Shotzberger, 75, of 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, formerly of Winterthur, Del., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Brethren Village, after a lengthy illness. Born in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Russell William and Catherine (Paige) Shotzberger. His wife, Dora May (Hammond) Shotzberger, died in August 2000. He is survived by seven sons: David W. Shotzberger of Poughkeepsie, NY, Daniel C. Shotzberger of Wilmington, Del., John R. Shotzberger of Libby, Mont., James E. Shotzberger of New Castle, Del., Samuel T. Shotzberger of Cazenovia, NY, Mark G. Shotzberger of Middletown, Del., and Peter M. Shotzberger of Yorklyn, Del.; two daughters, Mrs. Barry (Ruth M.) Fenn of Libby Mont, and Mrs. Randall (Martha S.) Ploener of Hockessin, Del.; one sister, Helen June Shotzberger of Wilmington, Del.; and 13 grandchildren. He was a 1943 graduate of Lewistown High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the USS Philadelphia during World War II and served in the reserves during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Winterthur Gardens from 1952-1986, as a dairyman, butcher, farmer and groundskeeper. He was a member of the Lancaster Church of the Brethren and he also served as a deacon for 26 years for the Wilmington Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Brethren Village Chapel, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, with the Rev. Guy Wampler officiating. There will also be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens Pavilion, Winterthur Del., with the Rev. Allan Hansel officiating. Private interment be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Russell William Shotzberger Memorial Fund, c/o the Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Winterthur, DE 19735. The Fred F. Groff Funeral Home, 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald James "Tre" Shreffler III
AMELIA, VA - Donald James "Tre" Shreffler III, 21, of Amelia, VA, died July 14, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 12, 1980, he was the son of Laura and Donald Shreffler Jr. of Amelia, VA. Also surviving are: a brother, Justin G. Shreffler of Amelia, VA; paternal grandmother, Peggy Shreffler of McClure; and maternal grandmother and grandfather, Blanche and Charles Harmon of Bailey, MS. A graduate of Amelia County High School, he was a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps. He was also a landscaper and an employee at Lowe's. A service with full military honors was held on Wednesday, July 18, in the Chapel of the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, with the Rev. Patrice Humphreys officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Amelia County Fire Department, Amelia, VA, 23002 or Mattoax Presbyterian Church, Amelia, VA, 23002.


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