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George Lewis Briner
George Lewis Briner, 88, of Carlisle, died Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003, in the Thornwald Home, 442 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.
Born Dec. 13, 1914, in Carlisle, he was the son of the late George M. and Rachael (Weidman) Briner, and the widower of Genevieve W. Briner who died in 1992.
A resident of Carlisle most of his life, he graduated from Dickinson College in 1937 and was a key member of Kappa Sig fraternity. He was employed with Harrisburg Paper Products, a career which spanned several decades.
During World War II he was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of the war effort, an experience which led him to an intense hobby of model railroading with the H0 and 0 gauges. He was also interested in travel and photography, which led him to Europe and the American West.
He was a member of Cumberland Star Lodge 197 F&AM for more than 50 years.
Mr. Briner is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Briner) and Douglas Rankin of Westerville, Ohio; a grandson and his wife, Todd Douglas and Barbara (Brenneman) Rankin of Seattle, Wash.; and a granddaughter, Kristina Lynn Rankin of Westerville/
Mr. Briner was buried Thursday, Jan. 30, beside his wife in Westminster Cemetery, North Middleton Township, with the Rev. James J. Ferguson officiating.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, was in charge of the arrangements.

Wilbur Lee Roy Uplinger Jr.
Wilbur Lee Roy Uplinger Jr., 56, of 246 A St., Carlisle, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, in Fannett Township, Franklin County.
Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements, which will be announced when completed.

Larry R. Zimmerman
Funeral services for Larry R. Zimmerman, 56, of Mechanicsburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Nov. 29, 1946, in Mechanicsburg, he was a son of the late George and Florence (Swanger) Zimmerman.
Mr. Zimmerman was employed as a dispatcher for PEMA, Harrisburg, and was a former Mechanicsburg Borough police officer. He also was a cook at the former Rafferty's Restaurant, Mechanicsburg.
He had been active in coaching area Little League baseball and was a member of the Washington Fire Co., the Mechanicsburg American Legion Post 109 and the Mechanicsburg Club.
He is survived by four brothers, Leroy and William, both of Carlisle, Ronald of Dillsburg, Robert of Manchester, Conn.; two sisters, Betty Huey of Lewistown and Ada Lynn of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 3211 N. Front St., Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Diabetes Foundation Harrisburg Chapter, 1104 Fernwood Ave., Suite 500, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Esther E. Bariski
Esther E. Bariski, 85, of 375 Claremont Drive, Middlesex Township, formerly of Boiling Springs, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 23, 1917, in Carlisle, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Eva (Keller) Schmohl and the widow of retired Maj. Alexander Bariski, U.S. Army, who died in 1992.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Boiling Springs VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Bariski is survived by a son, James L., of Boiling Springs; a sister, Mary Louise Bishop of Carlisle; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.
Graveside services will be Friday at 3 p.m. in LeTort Cemetery, Middlesex Township. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 375 Claremont Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013.

June Geraldine (Bucher) Barner
June Geraldine (Bucher) Barner, 82, of Mt. Holly Springs, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The daughter of the late Herman L. and Mae E. (Gelnett) Bucher of Liverpool, she was a 1939 graduate of Liverpool High School.
She was a member of Mt Holly Springs United Methodist Church and its Joy Sunday School class and rarely missed any services until her illness. She also belonged to the Mt. Holly Springs Golden Age Club.
Mrs. Barner is survived by her husband of almost 59 years, The Rev. J. Kenneth Barner; a son, Bruce L. Barner of Mt. Holly Springs; three daughters, Karen L. Loving of Speedwell, Tenn., Donna B. Hoffman of Boiling Springs and Christine E. Barner of Dover; her 103-year-old great-aunt, Arna Hockenbroch; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her only brother, Glenn A. Bucher.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 202 W. Butler St., Mt. Holly Springs, with the Rev. Bradley C. Knepp officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m., in the church.
Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity that helps feed the hungry.

Sharon Davis
Sharon Davis, 55, of Carlisle, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.

Kim O. Heberlig
Kim O. Heberlig, 50, of 147 E. Louther St., Carlisle, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
Born March 13, 1953, in Carlisle, he was a son of Clara M. (Shatto) Heberlig of Carlisle, and the late Herbert L. Heberlig.
He attended Carlisle High School and received his GED while serving in the U.S. Navy from 1971-88. During his military career he served in Vietnam and was an aviation support equipment technician 1st class.
After leaving the military he was a handyman doing work such as remodeling, plumbing and heating in the Carlisle area. He was a member of American Legion Post 101 in Carlisle.
Besides his mother, Mr. Heberlig is survived by a daughter, Christina Payne of Mt. Holly Springs; two brothers, Dennis Heberlig of Newville and Duane Heberlig of Lebanon; two sisters, Audrey Baker and Gloria Sunday, both of Carlisle; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James M. Heberlig.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

Clark E. Moyer
Funeral services for Clark E. Moyer, 77, of 1169 Rock Hollow Road, Elliottsburg, will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Nickel Funeral Home, West Main Street, Loysville.
He died Sunday, April 6, 2003 in Hershey Medical Center.
Born Oct. 3, 1925, in Centre Township, Perry County, a son of the late Edward and Mary (Miller) Moyer, he was a retired employee of the U.S. Navy Depot in Mechanicsburg and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Moyer is survived by his wife, Ruth M. (Boggs) Moyer; five sons, Ernie, Ken, Paul, Jim and Clark; five daughters, Katie, Betty, Betty, Virginia and Linda; two brothers, Lawrence Moyer and Dave Moyer; two sisters, Thelma Eastman and Janet Troup; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Candice Arnold will officiate at services. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Perry Village Nursing Home, 213 E. Main St., New Bloomfield, PA 17068.

C. Alene Snyder
Funeral services for C. Alene Snyder, 86, formerly of Liverpool, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon.
She died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Perry Village in New Bloomfield.
Born Aug. 11, 1916, in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Addie (Billow) Dobson and the widow of Chester A. Snyder.
A graduate of Herndon High School, she was formerly employed with Burd and Rodger's Home in Herndon and Ulrich's Poultry in Grantville.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Liverpool who loved quilting, singing in choirs, gardening, and making braided rugs.
Mrs. Snyder is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marsha (Zeigler) Snyder of Duncannon; three sisters, Rosie Rebuck of Klingerstown, Nellie Shumaker of Liverpool, and Joan Dobson of Herndon; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Vernon E. Snyder, and a sister, Mabel Jones.
The Rev. Robert Stump will officiate at services. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Friends may call Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Disorders Association, 2001 N. Front St., Building 2, Suite 231, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

Harry R. "Dick" Suders
Funeral services for Harry R. "Dick" Suders, 72, of 4496 Sycamore Grove Road, Chambersburg, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.
He died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at home.
Born July 16, 1930, in Chambersburg, a son of the late Harry M. and Helen V. (Robinson) Suders, he was retired as an independent truck owner and operator who had worked for 33 years with Daily Express Trucking in Carlisle. He also drove for Gabler Trucking in Chambersburg.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he achieved the rank of corporal.
He was a member of First Assembly of God in Shippensburg, Local 557 Teamsters Union in Baltimore, Md., and a former member of Lodge 842 Loyal Order of Moose in Chambersburg.
Mr. Suders is survived by his wife of seven years, Betty (McMullen) Suders; three sons, Harry R. Jr. of El Paso, Texas, Robert L. of Chambersburg, and William B. of Mercersburg; a stepson, Ronald E. Rebuck of Shippensburg; a daughter, Susan L. Neil of Shippensburg; a stepdaughter, Peggy S. Rebuck of Shippensburg; a brother, Theodore M. Suders of Chambersburg; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, step-nieces and step-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Starr L. (Leisher) Suders, who died Sept. 13, 1993; two sisters, Delores Barrick and JoAnne Brantner; and a brother, William Suders.
Pastor Daniel E. Cluck will officiate at services. Graveside services will be held in Salem Cemetery, Chambersburg, with the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard conducting military honors.
Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Helen G. Wenger
Funeral services for Helen G. Wenger, 77, of 3956 Main St., Scotland, Pa., will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg.
She died Monday, April 7, 2003, in Harrisburg Hospital.
Born on Dec. 5, 1925, in Scotland, a daughter of the late Edward and Bessie (Gontz) Furry and the widow of Orville R. Wenger, who died May 26, 2000, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church and its King's Sons and Daughters Sunday School class, and AARP Chapter 2840 in Chambersburg.
Mrs. Wenger is survived by a son, Albert J., of Shippensburg; two brothers, Jack W. Furry and Joe A. Furry, both of Shippensburg; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.
The Rev. Christopher T. Little, the Rev. Garry R. Culler and the Rev. Charles F. Tolbert will officiate at services. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chambersburg.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to her church.

James Ray Morrison
Funeral services for James Ray Morrison, 76, of 126 Fuller Drive, Easley, S.C., formerly of Perry County, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
He died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Richard A. Campbell Veterans Administration Home in Anderson, S.C.
Born Aug. 5, 1926, in Perry County, a son of the late James R. and Susan (Jacobs) Morrison, he was a retired employee of M. Gordon & Sons Painting Contractors in Harrisburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict.
He was a member of Georges Creek Baptist Church in Easley, the Hejaz Shrine and the VFW in Greenville, S.C., a Mason, former president of Georges Creek Park Association, and a former member of Shermans Dale Fire Co. and Fire Police.
Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife, Patricia (Whitfield) Morrison; two daughters, Kerry Smith of Carlisle, and Jodene Watkins of Mechanicsburg; two sons, James of Easley and Clint of Greenville, S.C.; four brothers, Dale of Carlisle, Joe of Shermans Dale, Larry of Enola and Keith of Landisburg; two sisters, Sandy Kemrer of Shermans Dale and Arlie Sites of New Bloomfield; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, David, Harold and Clyde Morrison, and a sister, Helen Weller.
The Rev. Karen Layman will officiate at services. Military honors will be conducted by the Cumberland County Honor Squad. Burial will be in Landisburg Cemetery, Perry County.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 2 p.m. The Masons will hold a service at 1:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 or to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Carol A. Zerbe (Rende) Hefflefinger
Funeral services for Carol A. Zerbe (Rende) Hefflefinger, 60, of Camp Hill, will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.
She died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Hershey Medical Center.
Born February 5, 1943, in Reading, a daughter of the late Homer and Verda (Underkuffler) Zerbe, she was a caregiver at Special Care of Shiremanstown and an animal lover.
Ms. Hefflefinger is survived by her companion, Ralph E. Rende; two sons, Ralph A. and Mark A. Rende, both of New Cumberland; a daughter, Christina M. Fink of Dauphin; three brothers, Clair E. and Dean E. Romberger of Harrisburg and Lamar E. Romberger of Pine Grove; a sister, Ferne A. Sheib of Tremont; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404-0613.

Craig E. Reed
Funeral services for Craig E. Reed, 34, of Dillsburg, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.
He died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born Aug. 14, 1968, in Harrisburg, a son of Paul E. Reed of Dillsburg and Sandra K. (Hull) Reed of Shermans Dale, he was employed as an inspector at Pennex Aluminum in Wellsville.
Besides his parents, Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Lisa A. (Feeser) Reed; a son, Tyler E. at home; a stepson, Nathan A. Pickren at home; his maternal grandmother, Gladys V. Johnson of Mechanicsburg; his stepmother, Sherron (Whittlington) Reed of Dillsburg; two brothers, Todd A. of Mechanicsburg and Jake of Dillsburg; several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. David Learn and Dr. Jack Bower will officiate at services. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Tyler Reed Memorial Fund, c/o M&T Bank, 4 North U.S. Highway 15, Dillsburg, PA 17019.

Dorothy Spracklin
Memorial services for Dorothy Spracklin, 69, of Ponte Verde Beach, Florida and formerly of Millerstown, will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ickesburg.
She died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Debra Mix, with whom she lived.
A retired bookkeeper, she was a volunteer at Perry Village Nursing Home in New Bloomfield.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Lions Club, both in Ickesburg.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Laura Spracklin of Bowie, Md., and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Spracklin.
The Rev. Paul Gehris will officiate at services.

Infant Stoltzfus
The infant daughter of Rufus J. and Sarah S. (King) Stoltzfus of 18809 Spring Run Road, Spring Run, was stillborn on Monday, June 2, 2003.
Besides her parents, she is survived by five sisters, Fannie Peachey of Spring Run, Katie, Susie, Nancy and Naomi, all at home; four brothers, John, Jacob, Isaac and Levi at home; maternal grandparents, Jacob and Mary King of Quarryville; and paternal grandparents, John and Fannie Stoltzfus of Raymondville, Mo.
Private burial will be in the Dry Run Amish Cemetery, Dry Run.
John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry F. Ziegler Sr.
Jerry F. Ziegler Sr., 66, of RR 3, Port Royal, died Tuesday, June 3, 2002, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
Born March 23, 1937, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Virginia (McAtee) Ziegler of Bensalem and the late Francis Ziegler.
He was a self-employed toolmaker and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was affiliated with the Rivers of Life community Church, Walnut Bottom, sportsman's clubs in Juniata County Perry County and Millerstown, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 925 in Millerstown. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.
Besides his mother, Mr. Ziegler is survived by his wife, Lori A. (Walters) Ziegler; a son, Jerry F. of Deltona, Fla.; and five brothers, Joseph of Croydon, Thomas and John, both of Yardley, Jacques of Newtown, and James of Medford, N.J.
Funeral services will be Friday at noon in Brown Funeral Homes, 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown, with Pastor William Clites and Pastor Ronald Stacy officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Locust Run Cemetery, Thompsontown, with the Juniata County Veteran's Council serving as honor guard.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to noon in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pet Adoption/Pet Placement Service, P.O. Box 442, c/o Ranger, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

Donald Joseph "Grumpy" Grenier
A memorial mass for Donald Joseph "Grumpy" Grenier of Green Ridge Village, Newville, will be celebrated June 23 at 11 a.m. at the Garden Court in Swaim.
He died Monday, June 2, 2003, at the village.
Born in Waterville, Mass., he moved to California, then to Pennsylvania, where he had lived for the last 30 years.
He was a retired employee of Aramco in Saudi Arabia and a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Grenier is survived by a niece, Patricia Rose of Palm Springs, Calif.; a nephew, John Grenier of Sierra City, Calif.; and a dear friend, Dottie Yingling.
Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville. Cremation Society of America, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.


 

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