Memorial Dedication Ceremony, May 2012.
Memorial Dedication Ceremony, May 2012.

A project that was completed in May 2012 is a Veterans Memorial for the high school. This honors all veterans, in addition to the 13 CD alumni veterans listed below.

If you know of any other CD students who lost their lives while serving our country, please let us know. The names listed below are alumni whom we have heard about or are listed on the memorial at the old school and who lost their lives while serving our country:

  • Donald R. Taylor, '60
  • Harold A. Ford, '61
  • J Randall Gipe, '62
  • Lawrence E. Houck, '62
  • Jay Franklin Geyer '64
  • Stanley L. Horwitz, '65
  • Richard E. Fink, '65
  • Michael L. Jones, '65
  • Larry T. Waltz, '65
  • Ronald R. Gamble, '66
  • Edward L. Eby, '67
  • Richard K. Criswell, III, '67
  • Brian K. Mowery '80

We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so all of your donations to the CDHSAA, our Scholarship Fund, and our Veterans' Memorial Fund are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided to you. To view the list of our generous donors, go to the "Donations" page.


Listed below are some local memorial events being held in honor of CD Alumni, and we ask you to please support them.



Running for Rachel

In memory of Rachel Lynn Guss, Class of 2005
Running For Rachel began in an effort to support our daughter, Rachel Lynn Guss, as she battled duodenal cancer. Since her passing in November 2011, our mission continues with raising awareness and funds for gastrointestinal cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year’s race was a huge success! We raised over $50,000 with an impressive 950+ participants.
The remarkable funds raised are currently being used for research which aims to close the gap and find new treatments for duodenal, as well as pancreatic cancer. It is our mission to support these studies until a treatment or a cure is found.
Thank you,
Cheryl and Tim Guss


Colin's 5K Run/Walk

In Memory of Colin Nosworthy, Class of 1999.
Help fund the annual scholarship.
Additional information can be found at:
http://colins5k.org


The Kids Trust, created by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr., Class of 1995. Gary L. Houck, Jr., 29, of West Hanover Twp., passed away on June 17, 2005 in Lower Paxton Twp.

Gary lived life to its fullest. He had a sparkling personality that drew people to him and wanted to make a positive difference in other's lives. His family and friends were very important to him. He enjoyed playing soccer, ice hockey, football and race car driving; along with deep interests in technology, marketing and business. Along with a friend, he started a modeling and calendar business while at the University of Delaware. He received numerous awards for his athletic skills and was featured numerous times in industry publications.
He attended Mount Calvary United Methodist Church, West Hanover Twp., and enjoying supporting Bowl For Kids and various charities supporting children and those less fortunate.
He was a 1996 graduate of Central Dauphin High School, where he was an active student and played soccer, football and ice hockey. He attended The Marvelwood School in Kent, CT, where he was named All-Star Soccer Player of the Year in the New England prep school division. He later attended Towson University and the University of Delaware. While playing soccer at Towson, he was a starting forward on their nationally ranked Div. I team.
He worked for Houck Services, Inc. of Harrisburg, Beldon Roofing Company in San Antonio, TX, Hamilin Roofing Company in Raleigh, NC, and was a speaker at the National Roofing Contractors Association Convention. He was a member of various other industry associations.
He is survived by his most loving sister, Kara Ayn McCaffrey ("His Binker"); step-mother and father, Patti and Gary Houck, Sr., of Harrisburg; mother, Diane Houck of Palmyra; and step-maternal grandparents, Doris and Jacob Downey of Harrisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to "TheKidsTrust", c/o Metro Bank, 6071 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112, that Gary set up for the benefit of young children.
Details at www.thekidstrust.com


The Al B. Open is an annual fundraiser which benefits the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in memory of Mark Alexander Baranowski, Class of 2000. For details, visit their website at www.albopen.com


If you have information on the death of a Central Dauphin grad, we can post it here. Send your submission to CentralDauphinHSAlumni@comcast.net. Any help in identifying lost classmates is appreciated as we only have access to the Harrisburg newspaper and many obituaries do not contain high school information.
We are limited to 200 for the number of posts on this page, so what you see here are the most recent obituaries, not a complete list, as there would be thousands of names for the 61 years of graduates.



Michael William Shaffer ObituaryMichael William Shaffer, Class of 1981, age 51, of Lewisberry died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home.
He was the owner of White Hill Café, Camp Hill. He loved the Red Sox, Miami Dolphins, golf, fishing, candy, and especially his dog Landin.
He was born January 25, 1963 in Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his father, William Melford Shaffer, Jr.
He is survived by his parents, William M. and Janet L. Bratina of Hershey; wife, Tammy J. Shaffer; children, Robert G. Shaffer of Williamsburg, PA, Caitlin R. Shaffer-Dyer and her fiancé David M. Dyer of Lewisberry, and Lexie D. Shaffer of New Cumberland; sisters, Kim M. Keefer (Edward) of Harrisburg and Kelley L. Spotz (Douglas) of Grantville; grandchildren, Caliegh Shaffer and Ava Alexia Dyer; and several nieces and nephews.


Michael William Shaffer, 51, of Lewisberry died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his home.
He was the owner of White Hill Café, Camp Hill. He loved the Red Sox, Miami Dolphins, golf, fishing, candy, and especially his dog Landin.
He was born January 25, 1963 in Harrisburg. He was preceded in death by his father, William Melford Shaffer, Jr.
He is survived by his parents, William M. and Janet L. Bratina of Hershey; wife, Tammy J. Shaffer; children, Robert G. Shaffer of Williamsburg, PA, Caitlin R. Shaffer-Dyer and her fiancé David M. Dyer of Lewisberry, and Lexie D. Shaffer of New Cumberland; sisters, Kim M. Keefer (Edward) of Harrisburg and Kelley L. Spotz (Douglas) of Grantville; grandchildren, Caliegh Shaffer and Ava Alexia Dyer; and several nieces and nephews. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=michael-william-shaffer&pid=173202334&fhid=22858#sthash.sQERiRqX.dpuf
Steven A. Esworthy ObituarySteven A. Esworthy, Class of 2003, age 32, of Harrisburg, passed away unexpectedly and tragically on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Harrisburg.
Steve was a sales associate for The Home Depot on Derry St. and a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and Shippensburg University where he earned his BS in Criminal Justice. He was mechanically inclined and could fix or repair just about anything. Steve enjoyed riding motorcycles, salmon fishing, pheasant hunting with his dog Maverick, hiking, skiing and anything related to the outdoors. His greatest love in life was spending time with his family and friends.
Steve was born in Harrisburg to Kim M. (Campbell) Esworthy of Harrisburg and the late Garry L. Esworthy.
In addition to his mother, Steve is survived by his brother Brian A. Esworthy and sister-in-law Becky of Harrisburg and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
Michael Darwin Rudisill ObituaryMichael Darwin Rudisill, Class of 1970, age 64 formerly of both Carlisle and West Hanover Twp, and Hershey Pennsylvania was called home to his loving Lord after a long courageous fight on Friday June 17, 2016 at the Einstein Montgomery Medical Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Born July 19, 1951 in Harrisburg he was the son of the late David L. and Mary E. (Ruth) Rudisill.
He graduated in 1970 from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
Michael was a faithful believer who knew his Lord and Savior in Jesus Christ. He loved reading and studying the Bible, listening to pastors and Christian radio. He cherished spending time with his children and adored his grandchildren. He enjoyed being a school bus driver and was loved by his students who called him "Mr. Mike". He loved music and playing guitar, nature, the ocean, thunderstorms; watching golf, Nascar, nature shows, PBS, History and Weather channel and a few others.
He serviced in the US Army Pennsylvania National Guard.
After his service he was a carpenter and commercial driver, finally as school bus driver until he retired for the 1st Student Transportation, Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a daughter Jennifer Kline and her husband John of Shippensburg, son Matthew D. Rudisill and his companion Jessica O'Keefe of Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, granddaughter Amanda Kime of Carlisle, grandson Jordon O'Keefe of Mohrsville, 5 brothers: Joseph Smith and wife Ruth, Thomas Smith and wife Carol, all of Stoney Creek, PA; Clyde Smith and wife Sara of Landisburg, PA; David Rudisill and wife Betty of Cut Bank, MT; Wesley Rudisill and wife Linda of Enola, PA; a sister; Sharon Etnoyer and husband David of Clarksburg, WV.; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
Steven P. Harman ObituarySteven P. Harman, Class of 1967, age 66, of Lower Paxton Township passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. He was the son of A. Paul and Arvilla (Grau) Harman, both deceased.
Mr. Harman was a U.S. Air Force Viet Nam Era veteran (1967-1972) having attained the rank of SSgt.  Steve retired from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police with over 37 years of service. He was a volunteer with Tri-Community EMS, South Central EMS and Steelton EMS and served as a Chaplain at Steelton Fire Department. He spent many years as a volunteer staff member at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Tuckahoe Scout Camp. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and served numerous positions with Troop 302 at St. Marks.
Steve is survived by an uncle, Richard Grau (Bonnie) of York, PA, cousins Brenda Leininger and Barbara Kruth, Sister-in-Law, Janet Harman and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Harman.

 
Danielle Jalene Isenberg, Class of 2010, age 23, of Dauphin, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center.
Danielle was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Richard A. Isenberg of Dauphin and Lisa Patrick of Grantville. She was formerly employed as a Clerk at Kohl's. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 2010.
Danielle was predeceased by her grandmother, Janice K. Isenberg.  Danielle is survived by in addition to her parents, her brother, Ricky Isenberg of Grantville; her paternal grandfather, Richard J. Isenberg of Dauphin; her maternal grandparents, Arlene and Barry Lancaster of Annville; her aunt and uncle, Tami and Kurt Laessig of Camp Hill; many cousins and friends.

 

Vicky Mae Salada Cooney, Class of 1965, age 69, of Harrisburg went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 2, 2016. Vicky was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Florence Madeline 'Peggy' Salada and the late James Charles Salada of Lykens where she grew up with her sister Lynda and later graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1965. She worked in various industries over the course of her time from the airline industry, collections, construction and retail and also served as President of the Linglestown Women's Club. She was a standing member at East Shore Baptist Church. She will be remembered as a loving and caring friend, mother and grandmother ('Gramme').

Vicky is survived by her mother, Florence 'Peggy' Salada, her two children, Jeffery B. Griggs and his daughter Riley Griggs of Harrisburg and Paul J. Cooney (Julia) and his daughters Madelyn and Rachel and sons Isaiah and Titus of Charlotte. She is also survived by her sister, Lynda Salada Junkin Kerr and her son James J. Junkin and his sons Jake and Colin.

Richard L. Bistline, Class of 1962, age 71, passed quickly from this life on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his home in West Hanover Twp. Born in Harrisburg, the son of Merle E. and Dorothy (Sunday) Bistline, he lived in Colonial Park for many years before moving to West Hanover in 1977. Richard had been employed as an Architectural Draftsman by Heritage Builders Co., Harrisburg for 15 years before retiring 9 years ago. Previously, he was employed by the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. as an Electrician. After the plant closed, he worked as a Draftsman for Terry Miller Associates, Harrisburg for 10 years.
Richard was a former Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop #256 and a Vigil Member of their Order of the Arrow. He was a member of St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Institute of Building Design (Professional Member), West Hanover Twsp. Volunteer Fire Co. and a Life Member of Colonial Park Volunteer Fire Co. He loved to fish and was an avid woodworker.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Merle E. Bistline Jr. and Michael Bistline; and a sister, Judy A. Swank. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Janet K. (Karstetter) Bistline; sons, Richard L. Bistline Jr. of Harrisburg, Michael A. Bistline of Halifax and Robert S. Bistline of Palmyra. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 
Walter Clark "Walt" Speas Jr. ObituaryWalter Clark "Walt" Speas, Class of 1961, age 73, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Born in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Walter Clark Speas and Linda Mundorf Speas. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Bonnie Miller Speas; daughters, Lesley Speas Blackwelder (Stephen) of Fort Mill, SC, Pamela Lyn Speas, Suzane Marie Speas and Patricia Hellen Boggs, all of Columbia SC; grandson Zachary Andrew Blackwelder; and sister, Arlene Speas Klawitter of Harrisburg.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Lee Speas; and a brother-in-law, Bob Klawitter.



 
Beth Ann Parkhurst, Class of 1973, age 60, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2016. Beth was born in Homestead, PA on August 6, 1955 to Donald Parkhurst and Patricia Lebo. After graduating Central Dauphin High School, she followed her love of music to concerts throughout the country before settling down to raise her children.
She is survived by her husband Mark Mell of Halifax, PA; children Jennifer (Kutler) Shocker of Highlands Ranch, CO and David Reed, Jr. of Halifax, PA; grandson Andy Shocker and mother Patricia Lebo, as well as siblings Donald Parkhurst, Linda Nelson, Donanne Seese, Kathleen Blake and Keith Lebo.

 
Peter W. Wasco ObituaryPeter W. Wasco, Class of 1969, age 66, of New Cumberland, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Harrisburg Hospital.
He was a retired Pursing Agent with Flight Systems Electronics Group, New Cumberland and a Vietnam War Navy veteran. Peter was a longtime baseball coach with the New Cumberland Youth Baseball Association; Past Commander and Life Member of American Legion Post 143, New Cumberland; Past State Commander, PA American Legion in 2011; Past Commander, Cumberland County American Legion; Past Commander, 19th District American Legion; Past Commander, American Legion Central Section; and a member of ANAVICUS and the 40 et 8, Voiture 55.
Peter was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Walter Peter and Ann Rose (Dribnak) Wasco and was preceded in death by a daughter Deanne Wasco.
He is survived by his wife Susan (Weigle) Wasco; a daughter Danielle W. Liebig and husband Rob of Harrisburg; a stepson Daniel E. W. Crater and wife Michelle of North Hollywood, CA; a twin brother Thomas P. Wasco of Harrisburg; a sister Michelle Wasco of Harrisburg; and three grandchildren.

 
Kaitlyn Trenn McGarrity ObituaryKaitlyn Trenn McGarrity, Class of 2005, age 29, of Harrisburg, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at home surrounded by her family.
Kaitlyn was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of John J. (Jack) and Mary Ellen McGarrity (Trenn) of Harrisburg. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 998 and a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 2005. She was employed by FedEx Express.
Kaitlyn is survived in addition to her parents, by her sister, Zoe McGarrity, and her twin brothers, Jared and Justin all of Harrisburg along with many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 2 PM at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd. The Very Rev. Edward J. Quinlan will be the celebrant.
A visitation will be held in the church from 12:30 to 2 PM prior to Mass.
Our beautiful girl whose smile could brighten up any room, lost her hard 16 month battle with brain cancer. Kate had such a fight in her that she never was going to let it get her down, just like anything in life. She had this one of a kind personality that you couldn't help but love. She was always making jokes but was always there for you when you needed her. Her heart was so kind and full of love, but at times, like us all, had trouble showing it. Kate's love of the outdoors was tremendous. Whether it was just sitting outside on the porch, going to the beach, playing soccer, snowboarding, or just going for a hike, she was always up for it. She will be sorely missed and as little Hannah Formica said it best, "a piece of our family puzzle is missing".

 
Kate Julia Ceasar ObituaryKate Julia Ceasar, Class of 1958, age 75, Harrisburg, entered eternal life April 29, 2016. She was born July 24, 1940, daughter of the late Carrie L. and Dennis S. Anderson of Virginia.
Kate, "Katie" as they called her, was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1958. Formerly employed by Capital Blue Cross, she retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot. She recently began attending Turner Memorial Missionary Baptist Church where she was raised and where she was a longtime member. Kate was a Daughter of Unity Lodge No. 61, I.B.P.O.E. of the World, Harrisburg. She loved being an Elk member and devoted years working with the Elk to enrich the community. Her leisure interests included roller skating, softball and football.
She leaves a legacy to be honored and cherished by her husband, Thomas A. Ceasar; a daughter, Carol A. Chase (David); 2 sons, Roy A. Davis (Yolanda) and Sidney L. Davis (Alesia); 2 stepdaughters, Fredericka Ceasar and Dorie Williams, all of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Raymond Bullock III, Randy Bullock, Garvin Neely, Jessica Neely, Brandon Neely, Amber Davis, Jordan Davis, Kenya Davis, Dominique Lee, Sydney L. Davis, Cheyenne Davis, Sydney N. Davis, Durrell Ceasar, Sheena Ravenel, Callee Williams, Aqueena Davis, Karestal Williams, Nijah Williams and Kyona Williams; 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

 
Irvin Benjamin Irvin Benjamin "Benny" Shatto Jr., Class of 1970, age 65, of New Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born January 12, 1951, in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Irvin B. and Jacq
ueline (Martin) Shatto Sr; and preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Marie Shatto.
Benny was a retired corrections officer for the Dauphin County Prison. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1970, he was inducted into the Central Dauphin High School Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field.
Benny enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and teaching his kids to hunt and fish, and he loved and cared for his cats and dogs.
He was a member of the NRA, loved working with wood, and a collector of Antique Furniture.
Surviving is his companion of 27 years, Lisa (Wright) Hess; 3 daughters, Heather Shatt
o, Carole-Lynn Santos, husband, Richard, and Rebecca Shatto; 2 sons, Joseph B. Shatto, wife, Tabbitha and Irvin B. Shatto III, fiancé, Jalyssa; stepson, Troy Wright; stepdaughter, Ashley Hess; 2 sisters, Barbara A. Blosser, husband, George and Susan L. Danner, husband, Michael; 3 brothers, John M. Shatto, Robert A. Shatto, wife, Sue and Jacques M. Shatto; 9 grandchildren; Lisa's brothers, Ernest and George Wright; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and friends.
Benny cared for his family and friends, he never was selfish, he will be missed by all.
Irvin Benjamin "Benny" Shatto Jr., 65, of New Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born January 12, 1951, in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Irvin B. and Jacqueline (Martin) Shatto Sr; and preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Marie Shatto.
Benny was a retired corrections officer for the Dauphin County Prison. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1970, he was inducted into the Central Dauphin High School Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field.
Benny enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and teaching his kids to hunt and fish, and he loved and cared for his cats and dogs.
He was a member of the NRA, loved working with wood, and a collector of Antique Furniture.
Surviving is his companion of 27 years, Lisa (Wright) Hess; 3 daughters, Heather Shatto, Carole-Lynn Santos, husband, Richard, and Rebecca Shatto; 2 sons, Joseph B. Shatto, wife, Tabbitha and Irvin B. Shatto III, fiancé, Jalyssa; stepson, Troy Wright; stepdaughter, Ashley Hess; 2 sisters, Barbara A. Blosser, husband, George and Susan L. Danner, husband, Michael; 3 brothers, John M. Shatto, Robert A. Shatto, wife, Sue and Jacques M. Shatto; 9 grandchildren; Lisa's brothers, Ernest and George Wright; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and friends.
Benny cared for his family and friends, he never was selfish, he will be missed by all. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=179800993#sthash.qIM0mnsS.dpuf
Irvin Benjamin "Benny" Shatto Jr., 65, of New Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born January 12, 1951, in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Irvin B. and Jacqueline (Martin) Shatto Sr; and preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Marie Shatto.
Benny was a retired corrections officer for the Dauphin County Prison. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1970, he was inducted into the Central Dauphin High School Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field.
Benny enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and teaching his kids to hunt and fish, and he loved and cared for his cats and dogs.
He was a member of the NRA, loved working with wood, and a collector of Antique Furniture.
Surviving is his companion of 27 years, Lisa (Wright) Hess; 3 daughters, Heather Shatto, Carole-Lynn Santos, husband, Richard, and Rebecca Shatto; 2 sons, Joseph B. Shatto, wife, Tabbitha and Irvin B. Shatto III, fiancé, Jalyssa; stepson, Troy Wright; stepdaughter, Ashley Hess; 2 sisters, Barbara A. Blosser, husband, George and Susan L. Danner, husband, Michael; 3 brothers, John M. Shatto, Robert A. Shatto, wife, Sue and Jacques M. Shatto; 9 grandchildren; Lisa's brothers, Ernest and George Wright; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and friends.
Benny cared for his family and friends, he never was selfish, he will be missed by all. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=179800993#sthash.qIM0mnsS.dpuf
Irvin Benjamin "Benny" Shatto Jr., 65, of New Cumberland, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born January 12, 1951, in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Irvin B. and Jacqueline (Martin) Shatto Sr; and preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Marie Shatto.
Benny was a retired corrections officer for the Dauphin County Prison. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School, class of 1970, he was inducted into the Central Dauphin High School Sports Hall of Fame for Track and Field.
Benny enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and teaching his kids to hunt and fish, and he loved and cared for his cats and dogs.
He was a member of the NRA, loved working with wood, and a collector of Antique Furniture.
Surviving is his companion of 27 years, Lisa (Wright) Hess; 3 daughters, Heather Shatto, Carole-Lynn Santos, husband, Richard, and Rebecca Shatto; 2 sons, Joseph B. Shatto, wife, Tabbitha and Irvin B. Shatto III, fiancé, Jalyssa; stepson, Troy Wright; stepdaughter, Ashley Hess; 2 sisters, Barbara A. Blosser, husband, George and Susan L. Danner, husband, Michael; 3 brothers, John M. Shatto, Robert A. Shatto, wife, Sue and Jacques M. Shatto; 9 grandchildren; Lisa's brothers, Ernest and George Wright; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and friends.
Benny cared for his family and friends, he never was selfish, he will be missed by all. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=179800993#sthash.qIM0mnsS.dpuf
Robert A. Deardorff, Class of 1965, age 68, of Dauphin, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at Manor Care, Camp Hill.
Bob was born in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Robert and Kathryn Deardorff. He was retired from the DEP, where he was a Hydro Geologist. He was a Sr. Member and past President of Whistle Pig Fishing Club, Past member of Trout Unlimited and a life member of Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers. He supported conservation in the streams and environment and would hope that others would follow. He was a graduate of Michigan Technological University.
Bob is survived by his aunt, Irene Shovel of Millersburg; his cousins, Carolyne Parnel, Jim Bensinger, John Ressler, Dennis Ressler and David Ressler.

 
Randall J. Schmidt ObituaryRandall J. Schmidt, Class of 1982, Elizabethtown, PA, died on March 29, 2016 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 52.
Randy was born in Niagara Falls, NY on February 28, 1964 to the late Richard Schmidt and M. Louise (Edward) Zabinski who survives in Reading, PA. In addition to his mother, Randy is survived by the two greatest joys in his life, his children, Sara (Zachary Reese) Schmidt of Lancaster, PA and Jacob (Kayla) Schmidt of Muncy, PA. He is also survived by two grandsons, Riley and Ryder Schmidt of Muncy, PA; two brothers, David (Mary Beth) Schmidt of Street, MD and Jay (Kristine) Schmidt of Reading, PA; a sister, Karla (Keith) Nitz of Collierville, TN; a stepbrother, John (Jocelyn) Moyer of Wyomissing, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Randy was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Moyer.
Randy graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1982. He attended Williamsport Area Community College and worked for many years at Watsontown Trucking Company as a diesel mechanic. At the time of his death, he worked for Cumberland Trucking Equipment in Carlisle, PA with many of his close friends.
Randy was always the life of the party. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle, watch Penn State football, go camping and fishing, and make everyone around him laugh with his sarcasm and lovingly insulting wit. He cared deeply about his family and friends and continually demonstrated this love through his loyalty, compassion, and support. He will be immensely missed by the many people who loved him.

 
Donald L. Cole, Class of 1959, age 75, of Harrisburg, died Monday, April 11, 2016 in his home.
He was a retired Crane Operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp. with 37 years of service and a former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steelton.
Don was the son of the late John L. Cole and Elizabeth Hollenbach Cole Mavrin and is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judith K. Daughenbaugh Cole; one daughter, Wendy J. Cole Albert and her husband, Kevin M. of Harrisburg; two brothers, Jack L. Cole and his wife, Dotty of Mechanicsburg and Larry A. Cole and his wife, Kim of Annville; one grandson, Derek John Cole; and several nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his beloved son, New Cumberland Police Officer Willis J. Cole.

 
Christina M. Chaback, Class of 1977, age 56, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late Vito and Josephine (Mancini) Cirillo.
She is survived by her daughter, Cara C. Chaback, and her supportive, life long companion, Mark B. Chaback of Shiremanstown. She is also survived by her sister Alicia Cirillo, of Harrisburg.
She was a nail technician for Jenny's Salon, of Mechanicsburg.
Christina was a loving mother, hard worker, and loved picking flowers.

 
Richard Osborn, Class of 1991, age 42, of Harrisburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 13, 2016. Richard was the son of Charles Osborn and the late Elaine Carol Drawbaugh. He was a 1991 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. He also attended Bishop McDevitt and Harrisburg High.
Rick was a minister of the gospel and an urban missionary in the city of Harrisburg. He had a heart for anyone God brought across his path. Rick was known to say "If you see any good in me, it's not me, it's Christ in me."
He is survived by his wife Jessica; 2 brothers, Bryan and Chuck Osborn; a sister Shelly Smith; 2 nieces, Megan and Whitney; and 5 nephews: Kyle, Michael, Ryan, Marco and Dominic.

 
Ronald Lee Houck, Sr, age 70, of Hummelstown and formerly of Colonial Park, passed away on April 4, 2016 in the M.S.Hershey Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1945 in Harrisburg.
Ronald attended Central Dauphin High School and was a U.S. Navy Seabee in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was a retired member of UA Local #520 Plumbers & Pipefitters, coached baseball for 25 years for the Linglestown Baseball Association and also enjoyed NASCAR and hunting.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Charlotte A. (Shover) Houck of Hummelstown; son, Ronald L. (Michelle) Houck, Jr. of Rutherford; grandson, Nathaniel Houck. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leola Peters; grandparents, Claude and Catherine (George) Houck; and 8 brothers & sisters.

 
Robert Boyer Meyer, Class of 1957, age 76, of Ocean City, NJ passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, March 15, 2016, "the ides of March." He was a professional musician, one of the "last of a dying breed" of classical artists.
Born on May 5, 1939 to Anna Jane (Boyer) and Ralph Edward Meyer, Bob grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with three adoring older sisters. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1957 and Lebanon Valley College in 1961, and lived in Manhattan for many years before settling in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ to raise his family.
Bob played 14 instruments professionally, but focused his craft on the alto saxophone. In 1961, he was invited by Nadia Boulanger to attend the Fontainebleau Conservatory of Music in Paris, after which Madame Boulanger was so impressed that she offered him the chance to audition for a spot at the Conservatoire de Paris, and Bob became the first American to ever be admitted as a full time student to the Conservatory. He studied under Marcel Mule, and upon returning to the states, continued his graduate work at the Juilliard School in New York City.
Bob also shared his talent in his religious life, serving as choir director at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Point Pleasant and later First Lutheran Church in Stewartsville.
Bob knew the answer to every trivia question or crossword puzzle, and had a witty pun or anecdote for every situation. Bob was not one to "toot his own horn." The humble, frugal way he lived his life taught his children and grandchildren much about what makes a person successful.
Bob is survived by his three children Robert Wesley Meyer and his wife Tracy of Egg Harbor Township, Carolyn Jo Meyer and her husband David Kacmarsky of Point Pleasant, and Andrew Robert Meyer and his wife Christy of Brick; five grandchildren, Radek, Dylan, Evan, Preston, and Summer Jo; his nieces Suzanne, Cheryl, Cindi and nephew Bradley; and his "big sister" and confidante Peggy Grundon of Harrisburg. He also leaves behind life-long friends and church family members.
Bob joins a boisterous game of pinochle already in progress. He was predeceased by his parents and by his sisters Audrey Reed and Pauline Wilson, who most likely greeted him with a tall glass of iced tea and a bowl of pretzels before dealing the next round.
Bob would call his children daily, letting them know he was "just checkin' in." The family appreciates the warm thoughts and condolences of friends who have "checked in" and brought comfort during this sad time.

 
Denny Smith, Class of 1980, age 54, of Audubon, NJ and Smith Mt. Lake, VA, passed away on March 14, 2016, at the Cape Coral Hospital in FL, with his wife, parents, and two of his best friends by his side after a hard fought battle with cancer. Denny grew up in Rutherford and graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1980. He spent five years in the U.S.M.C. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, flying his plane, and his motorcycle. He was an entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, and business man who traveled the world. He was a great friend to many. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna, his parents Dennis and Claire Smith, Lakeland, FL, his sister Kim (Mike) Sadowski , Hershey, PA, brother Stephen (Lauri), Lakeland, FL, stepdaughter Melissa (Ed) Lutz, granddaughter Elena Lutz, nieces and nephews Alex, Katie, and Ben Sadowski, and Corey, Brooke, Aaron and Nathan Smith, and many aunts and uncles.
 
Donna Marie Rick ObituaryDonna Marie Miller Rick, Class of 1982, age 53, of Linglestown, died Monday March 14, 2016.  Born January 27, 1963, in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of William Miller and the late Beverly (Nies) Miller. Donna was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Her love for children was expressed through her work with the Lower Paxton Police Department as a Crossing Guard.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband Mark D. Rick, Class of '82, and their children, David, Wesley and Amanda; brother, Steven (Sherrie) Miller and sister, Brenda Davis, as well as several nieces and nephews, and, great nieces and nephews.
Judith M. Camp Melhorn Elphick, Class of 1963, age 71, of Halifax, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Harrisburg Hospital.  Born August 18, 1944, in Tallassee, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Malcolm Camp and Barbara Stroble Camp.
Judy was a member of Word of Life Chapel where she was head of the Tuesday Women's Club. Judy was very involved in her church. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She also loved sewing and had a passion for quilting and gardening.
Surviving are her husband, Robert "Bob" Elphick, Jr.; a son, Michael Melhorn; a daughter, Kim Fisher and husband, Donald; 4 grandchildren, Brett Melhorn and wife Melanie, Eric Melhorn, Rita Yoder and her husband Scott, and Christina Stiehl; 5 grandchildren, Patrick, Thomas, Anne, Hunter, and Cameron; 3 sisters, Eileen Stroble, Irene Miller and husband, Ron, and Deborah George and husband, Charles; her best friend, Alice Enterline; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

 

Brandy L. Zeigler Myers, Class of 1994, age 40, of Harrisburg, took her first breaths of Heaven on Monday, March 14, 2016 when she passed away at her home. Brandy was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Richard Zeigler and Margaret (Weaver) Lane. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1994 and Edinboro University, Class of 1998, with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She was a registered nurse in the cardiac unit of Harrisburg Hospital for 15 years. She was a member of the Hershey Free Church.
Brandy will be terribly missed by all who knew her. She was loved by so many, because she loved so many. To love and care for others was what came natural to her. She made it look effortless. Adequate words do not exist to explain what she meant to so many people. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend who had the innate ability to make everyone she knew feel that they were her best friend. Her family anxiously looks forward to seeing her again, and praises Jesus for that wonderful opportunity.
Brandy is survived by her husband of 17 years, Drew Myers; her children, Sydney, Jacob, Joshua and Sarah; her mother, Peggy (Rick) Lane of Harrisburg; her father, Dick (Linda) Zeigler of Harrisburg; her sister, Marlo (Travis) Sweigard of New Cumberland; her step sister, Vanessa (Nick) Rinearson of Etters; her step brother, Jeff Anderson of Hershey; her father and mother in law, Larry and Shari Myer of Harrisburg; her brothers in law, Ben Myers of Harrisburg and Bryan (Susan) Myers of Burleson, Tx.; several loved and special nieces and nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Douglas GDouglas G. Shertzer Sr. Obituary. Shertzer, Sr., Class of 1965, age 68, of Palmyra, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born July 27, 1947 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Ferne (Gingrich) Shertzer. He was married 50 years to Donna M. (Updegrave) Shertzer. They had known each other since the 7th grade.
Mr. Shertzer was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Wormlysburg. He was a 1965 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and served 8 years as Fire Chief for the Creekside Fire Company in Camp Hill. Mr. Shertzer enjoyed golfing and was an avid fan of the Phillies, Eagles and Seton Hill Baseball.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Douglas G. Shertzer, Jr. of Dusseldorf, Germany; a daughter Deanna L., wife of Curtis Morder, Annville; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two brothers: George E. "Tom" and Larry M. Shertzer.

 
John E. Schreffler ObituaryJohn E. Schreffler, Class of 1964, age 69 of Lewisberry died Friday March 11, 2016 at Harrisburg Hospital.
An Army veteran of Vietnam, he was a retired Preparator from the State Museum of Pennsylvania and also served as Exhibits Director for PNG Military Museum, Ft. Indiantown Gap. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and a member of the American Legion. He was an avid collector of military memorabilia and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson Jack.
He was born November 15, 1946 in Harrisburg to Sara (Klinger) Schreffler and the late George Schreffler.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Mary Clair (Motter) Schreffler; son, Jonathan M. (Becky) of York Haven; brother George of Linglestown, and three grandchildren, Jack, Kylie, and Hailey.

 
Michael Joseph Daversa ObituaryMichael Joseph Daversa, Class of 1997, age 37, of Harrisburg, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at his home.
Michael was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Joseph and Donna (Strailey) Daversa of Harrisburg. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Penn State University.
Michael is survived by in addition to his parents, his sister, Christina (Stephen) Hanawalt of State College; his brother, David R. Daversa of St. Louis, MO; his niece Finley; his nephews, Parker and Hudson; his paternal grandmother, Jennie Daversa of Greensburg, Pa.; six aunts; two uncles; and many cousins. Michael will also be missed by his constant companion "Capo."
Michael was very quick to establish new friendships and always enjoyed watching sports and movies with his closest and most loyal friends.

 
Wendel Cassel ObituaryWendel R. Cassel, Class of 1958, died at home on March 11, 2016. He grew up in Piketown, PA and graduated from Central Dauphin High School. He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with high honors. He was a member of Theta XI fraternity.
After receiving his Master of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, he began his 35-year career with the DuPont Company. He was awarded 4 patents, received the AICHE Thomas H. Chilton Award for Outstanding Contributions to Management of Chemical Engineering Technology in 1992, a 1996 Environmental Award from the DuPont Company, an Excellence in Engineering Award in 1997, a DuPont Flagship Award in 1988 in recognition of his work in CFC Alternatives, and was a critical member of the team that received the 2003 President's National Medal of Technology for developing CFC alternatives.
Upon his retirement in 1998, he began volunteering his time to build and repair hiking trails in the White Clay Creek State Park and led a volunteer trail work activity as a member of the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park and the Friends of the Pennsylvania White Clay Creek Preserve. In 2002, Wendel won a Greenways and Trails Award, and in 2003 he received a volunteer-of-the-year award from the American Hiking Society. More recently he was recognized for his contributions through a Volunteer-of-the-Year award from the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation at their annual recognition dinner. In 2015 he was the DNREC Conservation and Recreation Volunteer of the Year. He was a member of Delaware's Governor's Council on Greenways and Trails.
He enjoyed hiking, gardening, and other outdoor activities. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., South and Central America. He also visited Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
He was predeceased by his parents, Maurice and Geraldine Cassel of Piketown, PA. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Andrea; son, Michael and his fiancé, Erin Boyle of Townsend; brother, Barry (Cindy) and sister, Geraldine (Don) of Harrisburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

 
Beverly A. Proudfoot Seace, Class of 1959, age 74, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2016 at her home.
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Beverly was the daughter of the late Edward and Ioma Proudfoot. She attended John Harris High School. She later worked for Susquehanna Township School district.
In her free time Beverly loved spending time with her grandchildren, she was also a social member of the Highspire Fire Company55, Lower Swatara Fire Company 59 and Rescue Fire Company 37.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin R. Seace Jr. on July 3, 2006.
Beverly leaves behind two loving children, one son Brian R. Seace of Middletown and Michelle A. Traino of Lancaster; Brandon L. Julian-Traino, Cheyenne M. Traino, Mikeylann D. Traino, Joseph (T.J) Traino, Zachary B. Kylor, Makayla A. Wolfe-Seace; along with many other close friends and relatives.


Beverly A. Seace, 74, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2016 at her home.
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Beverly was the daughter of the late Edward and Ioma Proudfoot. She attended John Harris High School. She later worked for Susquehanna Township School district.
In her free time Beverly loved spending time with her grandchildren, she was also a social member of the Highspire Fire Company55, Lower Swatara Fire Company 59 and Rescue Fire Company 37.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin R. Seace Jr. on July 3, 2006.
Beverly leaves behind two loving children, one son Brian R. Seace of Middletown and Michelle A. Traino of Lancaster; Brandon L. Julian-Traino, Cheyenne M. Traino, Mikeylann D. Traino, Joseph (T.J) Traino, Zachary B. Kylor, Makayla A. Wolfe-Seace; along with many other close friends and relatives. - See more at: http://www.hetrickbitnerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Beverly-A.-Seace/Middletown-PA/1599997#obit-memories
Beverly A. Seace, 74, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2016 at her home.
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Beverly was the daughter of the late Edward and Ioma Proudfoot. She attended John Harris High School. She later worked for Susquehanna Township School district.
In her free time Beverly loved spending time with her grandchildren, she was also a social member of the Highspire Fire Company55, Lower Swatara Fire Company 59 and Rescue Fire Company 37.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin R. Seace Jr. on July 3, 2006.
Beverly leaves behind two loving children, one son Brian R. Seace of Middletown and Michelle A. Traino of Lancaster; Brandon L. Julian-Traino, Cheyenne M. Traino, Mikeylann D. Traino, Joseph (T.J) Traino, Zachary B. Kylor, Makayla A. Wolfe-Seace; along with many other close friends and relatives. - See more at: http://www.hetrickbitnerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Beverly-A.-Seace/Middletown-PA/1599997#obit-memories
Beverly A. Seace, 74, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2016 at her home.
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Beverly was the daughter of the late Edward and Ioma Proudfoot. She attended John Harris High School. She later worked for Susquehanna Township School district.
In her free time Beverly loved spending time with her grandchildren, she was also a social member of the Highspire Fire Company55, Lower Swatara Fire Company 59 and Rescue Fire Company 37.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin R. Seace Jr. on July 3, 2006.
Beverly leaves behind two loving children, one son Brian R. Seace of Middletown and Michelle A. Traino of Lancaster; Brandon L. Julian-Traino, Cheyenne M. Traino, Mikeylann D. Traino, Joseph (T.J) Traino, Zachary B. Kylor, Makayla A. Wolfe-Seace; along with many other close friends and relatives. - See more at: http://www.hetrickbitnerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Beverly-A.-Seace/Middletown-PA/1599997#obit-memories
Beverly A. Seace, 74, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday March 8, 2016 at her home.
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania Beverly was the daughter of the late Edward and Ioma Proudfoot. She attended John Harris High School. She later worked for Susquehanna Township School district.
In her free time Beverly loved spending time with her grandchildren, she was also a social member of the Highspire Fire Company55, Lower Swatara Fire Company 59 and Rescue Fire Company 37.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Edwin R. Seace Jr. on July 3, 2006.
Beverly leaves behind two loving children, one son Brian R. Seace of Middletown and Michelle A. Traino of Lancaster; Brandon L. Julian-Traino, Cheyenne M. Traino, Mikeylann D. Traino, Joseph (T.J) Traino, Zachary B. Kylor, Makayla A. Wolfe-Seace; along with many other close friends and relatives. - See more at: http://www.hetrickbitnerfuneralhome.com/obituary/Beverly-A.-Seace/Middletown-PA/1599997#obit-memories
Brandon C. Wise ObituaryBrandon C. Wise, Class of 2001, born 6/18/82, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven March 3, 2016. He passed away suddenly from a heart condition. He was born in Thousand Oaks, CA and lived in Phoenix and Nashville while pursuing a musical recording degree. He had been living the last 8 years in the Harrisburg area. Brandon was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, Arizona and was currently attending Penn State Harrisburg pursuing his electrical engineering degree. He was employed at PCN.
Brandon was a talented musician who loved the guitar. He also liked rock climbing, snowboarding, jogging and watching football, especially the Eagles. He had a quick wit and humor that will be greatly missed in his family. He always had everyone laughing at family get togethers with his one liners. Most importantly, he was a wonderful uncle to his nephew, who will miss his favorite playmate. They loved each other dearly. His happiest times were when he was "uncle ing", as he called it.
He is survived by his mother Susan Wise, his sister Crystal Moran and husband Ryan, his brother Justin Wise and his beloved nephew and niece. He also leaves behind aunts, cousins and a father in Florida. He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents.

 
Anthony W. Gabner, Class of 1971, age 62, of Melbourne, FL and formerly of Enhaut, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 in his home.  He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1971, a retired Mechanic for Hershey Foods Corp., and a former member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Enhaut.
Anthony was the son of the late William and Julia Zalek Gabner and is survived by his wife, Cindy Rogers Gabner; one sister, Fran Nickoli and husband, John of Hanover, MD; and two brothers, Larry Gabner and wife, Kathy of Murphy, NC and Bill Gabner and wife, Daisy of Enhaut.

 
Richard D. Bookwalter ObituaryRichard D. Bookwalter, Class of 1966, age 67, of Millsboro, Delaware, and formerly of Harrisburg, died Friday, February 26, 2016 in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware.
He was a retired Project Engineer for the former Conrail; a US Army Veteran, and a member of AMVETS Post No. 2, Millsboro, DE.
Richard is survived by his wife of 16 years, Judith A. Warner Bookwalter; three sons, William Bookwalter and wife, Ashley, Michael Bookwalter and wife, Jessica, and Christopher Bookwalter; two brothers, William Fitzwater and wife, Deb and Steve Helfrich and wife, Alicia; one sister, Beverly Krick and husband, Arv; eight grandchildren; one step son, Andrew Peterson and wife, Emily; two step daughters, Dawna Ohrwall and Diana Bates and husband, Michael; four step grandchildren; one step great grandson; and former wife, Karen Janine Bookwalter.

 
John Edward Bechtel ObituaryJohn Edward Bechtel, Class of 1966, age 69, of Highspire, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.  Born in Hershey on October 16, 1946, he was the son of the late Harry F. Sr. and Eva Cassel Bechtel.
John retired as a delivery driver for a local gas company. He was a 1966 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. John was an U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 751, Enola. John enjoyed hunting, camping, cooking, tinkering, and riding motorcycles and ATV's.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda P. Gingrich Bechtel; three daughters, Shelley Reed of Middletown, Zina Caroll of Harrisburg, and Kerri Bechtel of Highspire; one son, Christopher Bechtel husband of Rebecca of New Bloomfield; two brothers, Harry and Earl; four sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Fran, and Julie; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

 
Edward Joseph Heckard ObituaryEdward Joseph Heckard, Class of 1976, age 59, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home.
Mr. Heckard was born in Harrisburg and was the son of the late James E. and Marie J. (Boyer) Heckard. He was formerly employed at Blue Shield for many years and later at Karns, at the meat counter. He was a member of the Robert H, Hoke, American Legion Post 272 of Linglestown.
Mr. Heckard is survived by his sisters, Donna M. Vazquez and Rita J. Gottshall, both of Harrisburg; his brothers, James W. Heckard of Harrisburg, Ronald E. Heckard and Dennis L. Heckard, both of Newport; numerous nieces and nephews.

 
Martin Paul Hines, Class of 1983, age 50, died Feb. 2, 2016 at Hershey Med Center from complications of a stroke. He is preceded in death by his father John F. Hines. Surviving are his mother Mary Hynes Hines, sister Bryce Hines, nephew Patrick Hines, niece Julia Christiansen, uncle Dennis A. Hynes, aunt Carol Ramuno Hynes and 21 cousins. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and attended Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV. Marty was an avid fisherman and spent most of his life working in the golf industry.
Kenneth D. Miesemer ObituaryKenneth D. Miesemer, Class of 1973, age 60, of Davenport, FL passed away unexpectedly on January 23, 2016 of natural causes. Born in Long Island, NY, Ken was the son of the late Donald and Janet (Jones) Miesemer and loving husband of Mary Beth (Coen) Miesemer.
Ken's career in logistics was marked by his tenure at Hershey Foods as Director of Logistics, authoring a book within the industry based on his experience & knowledge while there. After early retirement from Hershey, he joined St. Onge Company as Senior Consultant; becoming a sought-after speaker, delivering his developed courses around the world on various aspects of logistics and warehousing.
Before moving to Davenport, with his wife at his side, he fulfilled his dream of traveling the country in their motorhome, searching for warm weather & sunshine year round. His hobbies included biking, skydiving, cruising, fishing, woodworking and riding his Harley motorcycle.
Ken was a loving, caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His passion was his family, and he and Mary Beth were devoted to raising their grandson, Riley. He had the rare ability to combine a great sense of humor while inspiring excellence in others.
In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by his grandson, Riley, his daughter Sara (wife of Rich) Dooley, their children Shane and Kahlan, his stepdaughters Melissa & Stacy Puklus, and grandchildren Mya and Brandon. He will be sorely missed by his sister Carol (wife of Don) Whitmire and his brother Jeff (husband of Annette Weaver) Miesemer along with many nieces and nephews. Ken is home in Heaven, with daughter Caitlin and son Kevin Miesemer, who passed away as young children.
A life celebration memorial for Ken was held in Davenport, FL Sunday, January 31st. Ken's final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

 
Philip F. Grow ObituaryPhilip F. Grow, Class of 1984, age 49, of Hummelstown, was called home to take his place in Heaven with his Loving Heavenly Father, on Friday, January 22, 2016. He was in his home surrounded by his loving family and hearing the voices of his beloved boys. Phil was a good and faithful servant through it all, never wavering in his Faith and always an inspiration to all who met him. He was one of the brightest lights in this world and truly made it a much better place to be. Everyone that knew him, LOVED him. Phil was irresistible because of his strong faith, kind heart, loving and peace-filled spirit, and sense of humor. He brought a smile and a warm heart to all.
Born in Norristown on December 23, 1966, he was the son of Clara M. Kurz Grow of Palmyra and the late Walter R. Grow.
Phil was currently employed by Arrow Land Solutions as Chief Appraiser & Relocation Director, "The Best We Ever Had" as stated by the owner of the company. Phil retired as Chief, Right-of-Way Acquisitions and Relocations Unit, PENNDOT where he ensured that people were treated fairly and he revised and rewrote the State Manual to reflect that. "The Best We Ever Had," was a common review of his work. Phil founded and owned his own appraisal and consultant business, while in his 20's. Phil was a 1984 graduate of Central Dauphin High School, attended the US Air Force Academy, and then graduated from Penn State University before receiving his Master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. Phil was a member of the American Legion, IRWA, National Association of Realtors and the Appraisal Institute. He was a black belt in karate, enjoyed volleyball, fishing, horseback riding, riding his tractor in the fields and caring for the family farm and his fainting goats; but his greatest passion in life was his wife and children. Phil was a phenomenal husband and father who was completely devoted to his wife and children whom he absolutely lived for.
Phil is survived by his loving wife, best friend and soul mate of 15 years, JoanMarie Comiskey Grow, whom he met playing volleyball and married on June 28, 2003; his two sons, Christian Bernard Grow and Austin Philip Grow both at home; two brothers, Daniel R. Grow husband of Laurel B. of Longmeadow, MA, and David S. Grow husband of Stacy L. of Duncannon; a sister, Donna M. Dunlap wife of The Rev. Daniel K. Dunlap of Church Creek, MD; and seven nieces and nephews, Patrick Grow, Stephen Grow, Mary Kate Grow, Kirk Dunlap, Tori Dunlap, Gareth Dunlap, and Hunter Grow.

 
William H. Gifford, III, Class of 1989, age 45, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Thursday, Janurary 21, 2016, at his home. Bill was born in Camp Hill, PA on December 1, 1970 to Rayanne E. (Shumaker) and William H. Gifford, Jr. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1989 and attended the University of Arts, Philadelphia College of Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He also participated in the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, New York Studio Program in the Fall of 1993. He studied painting and fine art with his chosen medium being oil painting.
Bill had a passion for books and was well versed in world religions and was a very spiritual man. He enjoyed friends, music - especially Bob Dylan - and , his faithful, beloved buddy, his cat, Mr. Jones whom was a stray that he rescued from the streets of Harrisburg. As a result of finding Mr. Jones, he became involved with the Humane Society of Lebanon County, volunteering often at their fundraising and adoption events. Bill was also an active member of the Perseverance Masonic Lodge #21 along with his father and brother. He was recently elected Junior Warden.
Bill is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William H. Gifford, Sr., and his maternal grandparents, Raymond W. and Evelyn E. Shumaker.
In addition to his parents, Bill is survived by his brother, David R. Gifford, his paternal grandmother, Willadean D. Gifford, his uncle, Steven E. Gifford , and, of course, his beloved cat, Mr. Jones, who truly misses him.

 
Debra Joy McDade ObituaryDebra Joy Mullen McDade, Class of 1971, age 62, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
She was born in Harrisburg, PA on September 22, 1953 and was the daughter of Harry V. and Shirley A. Jones Mullen.
She was a member of the Middletown First Church of God, Middletown First Church of God Red Hatters, Hershey Chapter No.509 Order of the Eastern Star, Harrisburg Forest #43 Cedarettes (past president), Dauphin South Camp of The Gideon's International, Phi Theta Kappa, AACA, and Hershey Region of the AACA. She also enjoyed quilting, golfing, Red Cross pet therapy, and was an avid dancer.
She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School class of 1971 and of HACC class of 2002. She was retired from AMP where worked as an executive secretary. She was also retired from The Commonwealth of Pa., where she was employed as a contract analyst.
In addition to her parents, Debra is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, David A. McDade of Harrisburg; a daughter, Jamie M. Brightbill Skowood and her husband Nathan of Lancaster, PA; a step-son, Christopher D. McDade of Houston, TX; a four legged companion, Sophie Jo and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
Warren E. Jones ObituaryWarren E. Jones, Class of 1960, age 73, of Ickesburg passed away Friday, December 4, 2015, at his home with his family by his side.
Born in Harrisburg on September 9, 1942, he was the son of the late Harry F. Jones, Sr. and Vada Hoover Jones.
Warren owned the former Jones Sunoco Oil Stations of Camp Hill and Carlisle; and retired as a truck mechanic for Pepsi. He was a 1960 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Warren was an U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served during the Vietnam War era. He was a former member of Chambers Hill United Methodist Church; and the American Rifle Club. Warren loved life on his farm. He enjoyed hunting, and was proud to have taught his grandson how to shoot and hunt. Warren especially enjoyed spending time with his son and grandson fishing. He was an avid NASCAR and Dallas Cowboys fan.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jewel A. "Bonnie" Baker Jones, whom he married on June 14, 1975; one son, Eric E. Jones of Mechanicsburg; and two grandchildren, Egan E. Jones and Evelyn J. Jones both of Mechanicsburg
In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by a brother, Harry F. Jones, Jr., on November 30, 2014.

 
Daniel C. Wilbert ObituaryDaniel C. Wilbert, Class of 1958, age 75, of Bluffton/Hilton Head, South Carolina became an angel in heaven on Wednesday January 6, 2016. Dan is survived by his wife and best friend Judith A. (Sheets) Wilbert of 54 years. 2 daughters Wendi J. (Wilbert) Hein and her husband Todd D. Hein and 2 grandchildren (TJ) Todd D. Hein Jr. and Alexander D. Hein also of Bluffton/Hilton Head, South Carolina and Staci A. (Wilbert) Frisch who preceded him in death. Dan was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 24, 1940 to the late David G. and Loretta M. (Sheaffer) Wilbert. Dan was employed at ABR (Automated Business Resources) of Savannah, Georgia. Dan is survived by his sisters Susan (Wilbert) Pope of Florida and Maureen (Wilbert) Keich of Pennsylvania and his brother Jerome D. Wilbert of Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his late sister Nancy (Wilbert) Lester of Florida.
 
Greg Megargel ObituaryGreg Megargel, Class of 1989,  passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in Bozeman, MT on January 5, 2016 at the age of 45.
Greg is survived by his children, Katelyn, Natalie, and Allie Megargel and their mother, Anne Megargel; and his love and partner Jodi Leone, all of Bozeman, MT. He is also survived by his mother Carol Krieg, step-father Eric Krieg, and grandmother Doris Hall of Hummelstown, PA; his brother, Bret Megargel of San Diego, CA; his step-sister Dana Krieg of Rehobeth, DE; his step-brother Jason Krieg of Middletown, PA; his uncles, Wayne Hall of Carlisle, PA and Eric Megargel of Catawissa, PA; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Greg is predeceased by his father Terry Megargel of Harrisburg, PA.
Greg was born in Camp Hill, PA, in 1970. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA in 1989 where he was a stand-out football and baseball player, and was named Most Outstanding Male Athlete for the Central Dauphin Class of '89. Greg went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University in 1993.
Greg spent the last 10 years as a home builder in Bozeman, MT, building more than 200 homes and growing Bridger Peak Construction with Jodi Leone into one of the leading builders in Gallatin County. Prior to becoming a builder, Greg spent 14 years as a distinguished police officer for the Bozeman Police Department, ending his tenure with the rank of Sergeant.
Greg enjoyed many outdoor activities his whole life including bow hunting, fishing, and golf. He loved to travel with family and friends, with Mexico and Las Vegas as top destinations. He also enjoyed camping on the banks of the Gallatin River.

 
Andre Lamont Parker ObituaryAndre L. Parker, Class of 2014, age 19, Lower Paxton Twp., son of Tara East and Andre Parker Sr., and stepson of Michael East, entered eternal life January 4, 2016. His passing left heartache only God can heal.
A graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Andre attended Harrisburg Area Community College majoring in Criminal Justice. He sang on the choir at Antioch Tabernacle and enjoyed volunteering at the Antioch Food Bank. As a Youth Advocate at Little Hands Daycare, Andre spoke with the children on positive behavior and choices.
Andre was a young man who specialized in making people smile. His presence and love will be deeply missed by his mother, father, stepfather, brothers, Ronald Gilbert and Michael East Jr., stepsister, Elizabeth Hankerson, sister, Keandra Parker, adopted sister, Zyara Martinez, and a host of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

 
LaVonne "Bonnie" Kraft Sowers, Class of 1957, age 75, of Lower Paxton Township died Sunday, January 3, 2016 in her home peacefully in her sleep.
She was retired from the Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Brownstone Chapter 509. She was a loyal volunteer with the Lower Paxton Volunteer Firemens Ambulance Assn. where she served as treasurer for many years. She enjoyed years of traveling, and most recently spending summers at the beach.
She was born March 6, 1940 in Harrisburg to the late Andrew Herald and Alverta Sara (Shoop) Kraft. She was the widow of Samuel E. Sowers, II and also preceded in death by her brother Andrew Herald Kraft, Jr.
She is survived by a son, Scott D. Sowers (Holly) of Halifax; daughter, Lyn Dell Garrison (Dennis) of Harrisburg; sister, Sherryl Kraft McCoy (Ray) of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren, Madison, Dominique, and Bryce Ertter.

 
Nancy Lee Fox ObituaryNancy Lee Whitaker Fox, Class of 1959, age 74, of York died peacefully at her home on December 31, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of George H. Fox. Mr. and Mrs. Fox celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on December 29th.
Born April 24, 1941 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Lee Norward Whitaker of Harrisburg and the late Anne Delores (Magaro) Whitaker.
Nancy retired after 18 years of employment from Central Penn Sales.
She was a 1959 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Nancy was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, York where she was active in many church activities especially assisting with food preparation. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. Nancy enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, traveling all over the world, and being at the beach.
In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by 2 daughters, Cindy M. Fox and her partner, Kim Morrow of Waynesboro and Julie A. Fox of Forest Hill, MD; a son, Jason H. and his wife, Michelle Fox of Ellicott City, MD; 3 grandchildren, Andrea, Jeremy, and Brandon Fox all of Ellicott City; a sister, Claudia and her husband, Gary Pritchard of Dauphin, PA; a brother, Lee Whitaker, Jr. and his wife Carol of Hummelstown, PA and numerous aunts and cousins.

 
Harold L. Waddell ObituaryHarold L. Waddell, Class of 1956, age 77, of York passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, Harrisburg.
Born February 13, 1938 in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late William H. and Lois (Brumbaugh) Waddell, the widower of Georgia M. (Knapp) Waddell in 2001, and was also preceded in death by a brother Richard Waddell.
Retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19, Harrisburg, he was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, York and the Hershey AACA Museum. He was a 1956 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and was known as "The Car Guy." A collector of model planes, boats, tractors, buses, and cars, he was a loving and caring man to all.
Surviving are his son Harold L., Jr., widower of Suzanne L. Waddell of Shermansdale; daughter Holly A. Waddell of Hummelstown; brother Larry Waddell of Philadelphia; sister-in-law Gloria, wife of Dick Early of Huntingdon County; grandchildren Dana K., wife of Jeffrey Riccio of Palmyra and Jonah M. Harmon of Camp Hill; and great grandson Ethan J. Riccio.

 
Rose Marie (Garrison) Hoffman ObituaryRose Marie Hoffman (Garrison), Class of 1966, age 67, of Harrisburg went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2015. She was born March 30, 1948 to the late Clarence and Marie Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her baby brother Robert Hoffman. Rose was retired from the House of Representatives after 32 years of service and a graduate of Central Dauphin High School.
Rose loved camping, Cedar Run, along with the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach sunrises and sunsets. She loved to knit, crochet, sew and needle point. She loved to cook, gardening and all types of flowers. Rose also loved to dance. She would hear a song and be the first person on the dance floor getting the party started. Rose loved spending time with family, friends and enjoying nature and all of its beauty, especially hummingbirds. She was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Football. Rose was a caring, giving and loving woman up until the end. She was able to help two people see by donating her corneas to the Eye Institute. She loved and adored her kitties and spoiled all of her furry grandchildren. Rose will always be remembered for the Hoffman laugh, her smile and infectious personality.
Rose is survived by her son Ronald Mont, daughter Christa Mont and daughter in law Denise Mont. Her sisters Ruth Harrington, Jane Hoffman, Karen Augenstein, Kay Micola and her brother Craig Hoffman. Her nieces Chloe' Micola, Tara Hoffman, Tawnya Horting, Terri Lawless and Debbie Peterson. Her nephews Scott and Jim Lawless. Her great nephews Landon Quinones and Gavon Horting, Her great nieces Regan and Avari Horting. Her very dear friend Debbi Jo Lauer and her daughter Rachael Stesaniak and Jessica Doster.
Rose will remain in our hearts as a beloved mother, aunt, sister and friend.

 
James M. Rhen, Class of 1961, age 71, was called home by God on 16 November, 2015.
He was born & lived as a youth in Middle Paxton Township but resided in Federal Way, Washington for the past 49 years. He attended Central Dauphin High School prior to serving in the U.S. Army. In Federal Way he worked for the Boeing Aircraft Co. for 38 years, retiring as a mechanical engineer in the design wind tunnel testing department.

 
John A. Stancik, Class of 1961, age 73, of Harrisburg, died December 5, 2015.  Born November 12, 1942, in Harrisburg, he was son of the late John J. and Susan Stancik.
John retired from Sears. He was a chef at the Harrisburg Hilton Hotel and published 3 books. He was working on his 4th book before he passed.  John was a member of Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church. He enjoyed cooking, playing jokes on people and jogging in his younger years.
Surviving are his fiancé, Jan Davis; sons, John D. Stancik & Darren A. Stancik; fiancé's son, Chad Plank; 2 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters.
John was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Reagan.

 
Angela L. Krasevic Barrett, Class of 1963, age 70, of Middletown, died on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home.
Angela was a retired employee of Penn National Race Course and was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Angeline Kozar Krasevic; son, Gary W. Barrett; brother, Charles Krasevic; and sister, Debbie Krasevic.
Angela is survived by one daughter, Kathleen L. Zimmer and husband Tad, Middletown; and two granddaughters, Lexi Zimmer and Jessica Barrett and one grandson, Eric McNeil.


Angela L. Krasevic Barrett, 70, of Middletown, died on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home.
Angela was a retired employee of Penn National Race Course and was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Angeline Kozar Krasevic; son, Gary W. Barrett; brother, Charles Krasevic; and sister, Debbie Krasevic.
Angela is survived by one daughter, Kathleen L. Zimmer and husband Tad, Middletown; and two granddaughters, Lexi Zimmer and Jessica Barrett and one grandson, Eric McNeil. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=176756561#sthash.ZpiZHVFo.dpuf
Gary L. Wood ObituaryGary Lee Wood, Class of 1963, age 70, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Dauphin, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born March 29, 1945 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Herbert E. Wood, Sr. and Mildred M. (Allen) Wood.
Gary was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He had worked as a signal maintainer for Amtrak prior to his retirement and was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg. He also belonged to the West Shore Elks Lodge #2257, the Enola American Legion Post 0751, the Enola Sportsmen's Association, and the Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, golfing, and spending time at his cabin with family and friends.
Gary was a great husband, father and grandfather. Surviving is his loving wife, Donna L. (Bramhall) Wood; his daughter, Lisa M. Wood Stock and husband Tim; the special loves of his life, his grandchildren Victoria and Evan; his brother, Edward Wood; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Herbert E. Wood, Jr. and by his sister, Betty Lou Smith.

 
Harold E. Hoy Jr., Class of 1958, of Harrisburg passed away peacefully on November 13, 2015, surrounded by his family. Harold was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Retired from Sears Roebuck & Company, after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Shellsville VFW Post 9636.
Harold is survived by his wife, Trudy Hoy; daughters, Sheri Allina and husband Matthew Allina, granddaughter, Caitlynne Matiskella, daughter Lorie Cleaver, husband Michael Cleaver, grandson's Ryan Cleaver and Nathan Cleaver, along with a large extended family.
He was an avid NASCAR fan, loving husband, and great friend to many.


 
Kathy "KT" Ruth Turski, Class of 1976, age 57, died on November 11, 2015 in Mechanicsburg, PA after a long battle with cancer.  Kathy was born April 8, 1958 in Harrisburg, PA to John T. Turski, Jr. and the late Ruth Hallman Turski.
KT worked for the Dept. of Labor & Industry. She was a lifelong Girl Scout, and enjoyed playing in the Keystone Concert Band, and the New Cumberland Town Band. She had a strong Christian faith that sustained her.  Along with her father, she is survived by her brother, Dr. John T. Turski III, and several nieces and nephews.


 
James W. BaumbachJames W. Baumbach, Class of 1961, age 72, a lawyer and longtime political strategist in Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after becoming ill at his home in Lewes, Del.  Mr. Baumbach was a political aficionado and shrewd adviser to numerous Philadelphia candidates for elective office, including Sam Katz and the late Mayor Frank L. Rizzo.
He was a top adviser to the election campaign of Robert P. Casey Sr. when Casey ran successfully for governor in 1986. While a Democrat at heart, Mr. Baumbach was more of a loyalist than a partisan, his friends said.  When Rizzo switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican in 1986, Mr. Baumbach stayed on as the mayor's longtime adviser. "Jim was not an ideologue," Katz said. "He was practical, pragmatic, and conscious of the possible."
Mr. Baumbach served as political adviser for three of Katz's campaigns - when he ran for governor in 1996 and for mayor in 1999 and 2003. Katz considered him his biggest champion.  "Jim had two superb characteristics that made his political advice beyond valuable: wisdom and patience," Katz said. "He was calm in the storm. He was fiercely loyal. He was passionate and smart, and he understood human frailty."
He was also known for mentoring those in politics, which he considered a noble calling. Consultant Joe Trippi was in his 20s when he went to work for Casey's 1986 campaign.
"There really wasn't any reason for the campaign manager to pay any attention to anyone but the high-powered partners Caddell, Doak, and Shrum. But Baumbach didn't go in for that stuff and kept asking me what I thought. He would ask, 'Hey, kid, want to go grab a meal?' I got to say, from the start, I loved Jim Baumbach," Trippi said.  What followed were 30 years of friendship and lessons in Baumbach wisdom, loyalty, and advice that was never judgmental, the consultant said.  Many who knew him said Mr. Baumbach stood for the better side of politics.  "To his credit," said Michael Smerconish, the radio host and columnist, "the James Baumbach I'll remember was one ill-suited to the blood sport politics has become. Jim was a soft soul who nevertheless distinguished himself in a business for the hardened."
Born in Erie, Mr. Baumbach grew up in Harrisburg. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and a degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.  He began his law career in Pittsburgh, working for then-County Commissioner Cyril Wecht, who is now a forensic pathologist. When his daughter, Kelly Baumbach Hess, was accepted at Temple University in 1985, he followed her to Philadelphia, becoming a partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel.
In December 2013, he and his wife, Helene Miller Sorkin Baumbach, retired from Center City to a bay-front community in Lewes, where he promptly took charge of the homeowners' association.  Mr. Baumbach loved simple pleasures, such as a walk to the bay.  He had scores of friends and was careful to keep up with them. He had dinner at the Palm restaurant in Center City with friend Billy King, then general manager of the 76ers, every Thursday for 10 years. They stayed friends for 17 years.  Another longtime friend, the writer Lisa DePaulo, said he was always available by phone when she needed a good listener.   "With Jim, it was never about him," she said.
He enjoyed golf, watching college basketball, and listening to Jimmy Buffett. He knew the words to all Buffett's songs and would blast them in his car while driving. His wife described him as "witty, charming, and so smart it was unbelievable."  "He made my world a better place," she said.
At age 50, Mr. Baumbach suffered a massive heart attack. He later joked that while some in that situation see their lives flash before them, he saw "the menu from the Palm flash before my eyes."  Over the years, he fought lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. "He never, ever complained, not even to me," said his wife. "He always said he was a Viking."  Throughout his life, Mr. Baumbach was active in charitable endeavors. He established a scholarship fund in honor of his favorite history professor at St. Vincent. The school reciprocated by honoring him a month before his death.  He was a member of the Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and the Arthritis Foundation, and chair of the first Cristie Kerr Birdies for Breast Cancer Pro-Am Golf Event.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his stepson, Jarred Sorkin, and two grandchildren.He was formerly married to Linda Bistline, Marge Petruska, and Judi Barton. They survive.


 
Terry A. Shope ObituaryTerry Allen Shope, Class of 1961,  of Mechanicsburg passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015 surrounded by his family at home. Born November 13, 1943 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Alvin and Florence (Cassel) Shope.
Terry was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1961 and served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1963-1967. He retired from IBM Corp. after 30 years of dedicated service. He then worked for Book of the Month Club, and several other local businesses, as well as serving as a deputy conservation officer for both the Game and Fish Commission in Cumberland County before retiring in June of 2015.
Terry was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg. He sang in the former First UMC church Choir in Carlisle for more than 30 years. He also sang in the yearly Messiah Concerts for 10 years and with his favorite group, the Cumberland Singers of Mechanicsburg for many years. Terry enjoyed spending time with his brothers on hunting trips to Rhode Island and with his three daughters and their families.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Barbara (Cromer) Shope; his three daughters Connie Shope Girsch and husband Craig; Tracy Shope Finkenbinder and husband Dennis; and Trish Shope; five grandchildren Joe Finkenbinder wife Ashleigh and great grandson, Ayden; Jillian Clabaugh husband Joshua and great grandson, Silas; Lindsay Reese, Hannah and Ian Finkenbinder. He is also survived by a sister Adele Sheaffer; three brothers, Alvin and Lowell Shope, Dale Shope and wife Cookie, 9 nephews and 3 nieces.

 
Robert E. Sellers, Sr., Class of 1971, age 62, of Maidencreek Township, died October 22, 2015 in ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Township.  He was born in Harrisburg, PA on December 2, 1952 and was a son of the late Robert Elton Sellers and Geraldene Bernice (Gassert) Sellers.
Robert was a 1971 graduate of Central Dauphin High School.
He was employed for a number of years with the New Cumberland Army Depot.  Robert was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by two sons: Robert E. Jr., husband of Stephanie L. (Schollenberger) Sellers of Leesport and Bradley S., husband of Bonnie L. (Hanna) Sellers of Maidencreek Township.
Other survivors include four siblings: Steve E., husband of Dotty (Fetterman) Sellers; Jo Anne (Sellers) Waltman; Susan K. (Sellers) Downs and Timothy J., husband of Sonia (Schaefer) Sellers, all of Harrisburg.  There are also five grandchildren surviving: Daniel, Emily, Melanie, Ethan and Elyssa.

 
Louis Yandric Jr. ObituaryLouis Yandric, Jr., Class of 1963, age 70, of Swatara Township, died Thursday, October 22, 2015 in his home.
He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for the Union of Operating Engineers Local 542, a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, Oberlin, Penn Harris Gun Club, and the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Club.
Lou enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, participating in their various activities, and camping at his hunting camp in Driftwood, PA.
He was the son of the late Louis Yandric, Sr. and Mary Stanar Yandric, and is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda J. Dunkle Yandric; one son, Scott L. Yandric and his wife, Kim of Oberlin; one daughter, Dana L. Handley and her husband, Doug of Lower Swatara Twp.; one brother, Peter Yandric of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Yvonne Yandric of Oberlin; six grandchildren, Brooke and Tyler Yandric and Ryan, Nathan, Jordan and Tristan Handley; and four nephews. Lou was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Vujasinovich.

 
Stephen D. Glasser, Class of 1962, age 70, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 surrounded by family.
He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 18, 1944, a son to the late Jesse and Roslyn (Rader) Glasser.
Stephen was a proud U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran whom travelled around the world twice while aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise Aircraft Carrier. A former member of the Chisuk Emuna Congregation, he was the first to have his Bar Mitzvah at the location on 3rd and Division Streets in Harrisburg. He was an entrepreneur and a salesman extraordinaire. Starting in 1993, he owned and operated All Seasons Sports Cards & Supplies in Penbrook, PA; and he enjoyed collecting sports cards and memorabilia as well as coins, crystals and minerals. He was an avid fan of the Phillies, Eagles, and the Brooklyn Dodgers where Gil Hodges was his all-time favorite baseball player. Stephen had a strong love for animals including his pet conure Lexi as well as a love for musicians such as Bob Dylan and the Beatles. While actively outspoken when it comes to politics, he also enjoyed fishing and summer trips to the beach with his family.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph Glasser of Enola, Marc Glasser (Amy) of Winter Garden, FL, and Zackary Glasser of Enola; his grandchildren, Tyler, Megan, Madison, Cayla, and Cale; his brother, Mitchel Glasser of Harrisburg; nephew, Brandon Glasser; aunt, Phyllis Rader Eisenstadt; cousins, Matthew Eisenstadt and Donna Eisenstadt Leippe; his longtime best friends, Stuart Carlitz and Leila Snell.

 
Adam Gellert-Laughery ObituaryAdam Gellert-Laughery, Class of 2009, age 24, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at West Shore Hospital, after losing his long battle with drug addiction.
Adam was born in Lebanon and was the son of Anthony Gellert, Jr. and Jennifer Laughery. He was a member of the Class of 2009 of Central Dauphin high School and had attended HACC. He was employed as a server with Grampa's Growler of Mechanicsburg.
Adam is survived by his parents, Anthony Gellert and Jennifer Laughery, both of Harrisburg; his maternal grandparents, Jerri and David Laughery of Fredericksburg; his paternal grandmother, Nancy Shenck of Harrisburg; his paternal step grandfather, Donald Shenck of Harrisburg; his aunt, Julie (John) Craft of Harrisburg; his uncles, Stephen (Gretel) Laughery of Jonestown and Christopher (Janet Koval) Laughery of Dover, Pa.; his cousin, Max Craft of Harrisburg.

 
Steven R. Graybill, Class of 1972, age 61, of Marriottsville, Steven R. Graybill ObituaryMD, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at his home.
Born March 1, 1954, in Harrisburg, PA he was the son of Henry W. Graybill, Jr. and Jacqueline Walters Graybill of Elizabethtown, PA. He was the husband of Susan Lupton Graybill, his wife of 39 years.
Steve was a retired agent from the FBI. He grew up in the Harrisburg area. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and Gettysburg College. Steve was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Eldersburg, MD. He enjoyed fishing, spending time at Bethany Beach and was an avid Penn State football fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and David Deisterhoft of Sykesville; son, Daniel Graybill of Marriottsville and granddaughter, Elizabeth Deisterhoft.

 
Timothy P. Brawley ObituaryTimothy P. Brawley, Class of 1984, age 49, Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Thursday evening, October 2, 2015 at Harrisburg Hospital. Tim was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and recently was completing courses at HACC to get his welding certification.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lorraine (Lucas) and Patrick Brawley and his older brother Daniel Brawley. Tim is survived by one brother Terry Brawley and his wife Maryanne of Harrisburg, niece Madison Brawley, nephews; Jake Brawley, Tyler Fewell and Dylan Fewell, and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
 
James L. Sprandel, Class of 1967, age 65, of Harrisburg, and formerly of Etters, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2015, in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Born in Moscow, PA, on October 27, 1949, he was the son of the late Edith M. Reynolds Sprandel wife of Henry "Hank" L. Sprandel, and Fred Bartridge.
Jim was a semi-retired real estate agent. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and Harrisburg Area Community College. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served with the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of the YMCA, Harrisburg. Jim was proud to be eight years sober through AA. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Dodgers fan; and enjoyed playing golf and travel.
Jim is survived by one son, Alan J. Sprandel of Severn, MD; his life partner, Sheri Roseberry; one brother, H. Allen Sprandel husband of Laurie of Lebanon; one granddaughter, Aleah P. Sprandel of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.

 
Reginald J. Clark ObituaryReginald James Clark, Class of 1965, age 69, passed away September 21st at his Harrisburg home. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim "Sugar Daddy" and Fern Lee Clark. A graduate of Central Dauphin High School, he retired from the field of health care and was a faithful minister, Swatara Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. His pastimes included supporting the Dallas Cowboys, cooking and baking. Surviving are his siblings, Sandy, Linda and Mark Clark, Zora Kennedy and Agnes Howard.

 
Judith Nevin Emmers ObituaryJudith Nevin Emmers, Class of 1961, age 72, of Marysville, PA, passed away September 11, 2015 in her home. She was born May 23, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William L. and Mary Ruth (Stanton) Nevin. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School and California State College. She was a special education teacher; after graduation she taught in Westmoreland county schools and then worked for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit from 1975 until her retirement in 1999. She was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Hershey-Hummelstown, had been a chorister in the Hershey Community Choir, and was a Road Scholar Ambassador. She took great joy in her family and her numerous friends. Judith was passionate about traveling and music - always had another trip to embark on and a song to sing. She is fondly remembered by many former students who kept in touch over the years.
Judith is survived by her son Vaughn Neill and his wife Pam of Youngwood, PA; daughter Heather Revanna and husband Venki of Lakewood, CO; and her three grandchildren.

 
John J. Wright, Class of 1966, age 64, of Steelton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, May 10, 2012 at home. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy K. Wright, his son John J. Wright, and his two brothers David and Thomas Wright. John is survived by his step-son Gary L. Blose and wife Tara of Liverpool, his brother Cletus A. Wright and wife Judith of Harrisburg, his sister Theresa A. Trowbridge and husband Stephen of Elizabethville, and his two grandchildren Tessa E. Campbell and Devan J. Blose of Liverpool.
 
Rachel Arney Hunter Wesley Obituary Rachel Arney Hunter Wesley, Class of 1958, age 74. Rachel battled pancreatic cancer for six months, but on August 28th, 2015 while holding hands with the love of her life, Jerry, she was unable to continue fighting. Rachel was born on December 30th, 1940 to Harry and Ruth Arney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a 'Late Christmas Present' to her seven siblings. Many of her favorite lifetime memories blossomed from her summers at the Jersey Shore, where it's been rumored she repeatedly absconded with her father's prized Chis Craft boat. Shortly after graduating from Central Dauphin High School in 1958, she married a staunch Catholic, Jerry Wesley, in a small chapel wedding against her strict Presbyterian mother's counsel. Their marriage lasted 56 years and some change till her passing, proving their vows of marriage were truly till death do they part. Though Rachel attended beauty school and became a cosmetologist, she considered herself the original 'Domestic Engineer' where her heart and spirit were in rearing her two children Jeff and Sharon. Her love for her children carried over to her grandchildren where she was affectionately known as Grammy. Her love was so great, she moved from her 'mansion in Dauphin Pennsylvania' to Spokane, Washington in 1992 to help her daughter and son-in-law, Mark, who were both serving on active duty in the USAF. Rachel was known for her smile, baked beans, Grammyisms, scrabble, friendships, casinos, RVing, fishing, cooking, open house to all and love for her family, but most of all - her wry sense of humor up till the end where she passed away on her daughter-in-law Andrea's birthday. Rachel is survived by her husband Jerry; son Jeff (Andrea) Wesley of Chariton, Iowa; daughter Sharon (Mark) Howard of Spokane Valley, Washington; grandchildren Stacia Spencer, Steven, Justin, and Shelby Wesley, Rachel Eads, Ian and Philip Howard and her older sister Lois Rumney of San Jose, California.
Edward J. Morgan, Jr., Class of 1956, age 77, of Dauphin, PA, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at his home in Dauphin. Born May 8, 1938 in the Borough of Finsbury, London, he was the son of the late Edward John Morgan Sr. and Catherine Margaret (Moreland) Morgan. He was the husband of 27 years to Linda K. (Bower) Morgan whom he married June 27, 1987.
Upon his high school graduation Edward began his career working for Cohen Brothers also known as B.S.C. Litho of Harrisburg, PA, where he eventually retired as the Vice President of Production after 42 years of service. He, along with his wife Linda operated Morgan's Place Restaurant on Front St., Harrisburg for more than 12 years.  Ed's memberships include a 32nd Degree Member of the Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge, , Verhovay Home Association, Harrisburg and the SAGDA Saturday Afternoon Golfing and Drinking Association.  In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by one daughter, Suzanne M. Espenshade and her husband David of Dalmatia, PA; five sons, Christopher A. Morgan of Duncannon, PA and his companion Darlene Wolfe of Drum, PA, Craig E. Morgan and his companion Susan Miller, Paul J, Morgan and his companion Renae Luckenbaugh all of Halifax, PA, Brian K. Young and his wife Vivian of Mechanicsburg, PA and Mark D. Young of Christiana, PA; one sister, Patricia S. Griffie of Dauphin and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
Terence B. Sillett, Class of 1959, age 74, of Paxtang, passed away Monday July 27, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Terence was born on March 11, 1941 in Harrisburg, PA and was the son of the late Charles and Poe Sillett.
He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1963. Surviving are his wife of 50 years Julianna; children Scott and wife Kris, Steve and wife Marie, Liana and husband Len and Terence's two beloved granddaughters, Alea and Milena.
Terence was employed by Mazzitti and Sullivan Counseling Services, Inc. as a drug and alcohol counselor. His passion for Recovery inspired people to make changes in their lives.

 
William L. "Bill" Fouse ObituaryWilliam "Bill" L. Fouse, Class of 1965, age 68, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his home, after a brief battle with brain cancer, with his loving family by his side. Bill was born April 14, 1947, the son of the late Virginia and William Fouse.
After graduating from Central Dauphin High School in 1965, Bill served in Viet Nam with the United States Naval Reserves. Bill retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of General Services and was employed with Wilsbach Distributors prior to his illness.
Bill was a active softball player, playing his final game 3 days before his diagnosis. He also enjoyed bowling, attending the Harrisburg Senators games and was a "die-hard" New York Yankees fan.
Bill believed in volunteer service. He served his fellow veterans with the Dauphin County Veterans Honor Guard. He was a member of the Lower Paxton Lions Club and a past member of the Penbrook Lions Club, serving on various committees at the club, district and state level of Lionism and was a Melvin Jones Fellow recipient. He also assisted in many of the Penbrook Leo Club projects and served with Meals-on-Wheels. He is also a member at the American Legion Penbrook Post 730, a life-time member of the VFW Post 1718 and a former member of the Penbrook Fire Company and Penbrook Fire Police.
Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathleen (Fisher) Fouse; daughters, Salli A. Miller (Eric Stentzel) and Laurie A. Fouse-Miller (Stephen Miller); granddaughter, Emily Logan Miller and grandson, Gage Jackson Miller; siblings, Jacques Fouse, Sandra Bartholomeo (Dominic), Sharon Buskey (Gary Seiler) and Jeffrey Hall (Valerie). Bill is predeceased by his granddaughter Payton Carleigh Miller. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his favorite "pals" Lizzy and Ginger.

 
Helen "Louise" Garrick ObituaryHelen "Louise" Garrick, Class of 1959, age 74, of Manhattan passed away on July 23, 2015. Louise was born in Hummelstown on July 12, 1941 to Esterina (Verdelli) and John Garrick.
She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Louise retired from Con Edison in 2008. Louise and Jerry and traveled extensively in their retirement and made great friends around the world.
Louise is survived by her loving husband Jerry Dale, her step-daughter Shatara, step-granddaughter Kristen Ellis, her brother John Richard Garrick, wife Nancy, nephews Mike and Jeff Garrick, David and Darren Stancik, Matthew Garrick and many cousins, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Nancy Stancik and her brother George Garrick.
 

 
Wayne Jeffrey "Jeff" Rhone Sr. ObituaryWayne Jeffrey "Jeff" Rhone, Sr., Class of 1960, age 72, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully Friday, July 10, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born Jul 18, 1942, he was a son of the late US Air Force Lt. Cl. Chester K. Rhone and Louise D. Rhone. He was also preceded in death by his son, Wayne Jeffrey Rhone, Jr.; and brother Robert Rhone.
Surviving Jeff are the loves of his life, Mary Nold; his son, Todd W. Rhone; his daughter, Yvonne D. Barnes; his son-in-law, Dee Wayne Barnes; grandchildren, Jessica Louise Barnes, Jacqueline L. Barnes and Amber Rhone Killmade; great-grandchildren, Ian Jeffrey Barnes and Brooklyn Quinley; brothers, Fritz G. Rhone and Guy Chester Rhone; sister, Sally K. Kubarek; and nieces and nephews, Keith, Robbie, Cass and Jackie.
Jeff was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1960. He was employed as a National and Regional Sales Rep for Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis for 20 yrs; and a Sales Rep for Faulkner Subaru of Harrisburg for 20 yrs until his retirement.
He enjoyed golf, cars, music (except Classical), genealogy and loved anything involving nature and outdoor activities. He especially enjoyed his personal time: whether that was watching TV, reading books or working on crosswords. He considered himself a lifelong student, constantly expanding his knowledge.
Jeff was loving, down to earth, strong and gave strength. He was charming and charismatic, a true gentleman. He was the center of attention, with a sense of humor that would touch everyone. He was admired, respected and loved by anyone who met him.
The regard and love Jeff had for his family was endless. His unbroken wit, wisdom and insight served as a stronghold in times of need and doubt for his family and loved ones. The light his presence bestowed onto others will remain a legacy for generations to come.
His final thoughts, love and well wishes were for his great-grandson, Ian "Bucky" Barnes and those he cared about. "GG Paw" wanted to give his world to Bucky.
The family would like to give their thanks to the staff and medical teams of Community General Osteopathic Hospital ICU for their outstanding care and concerns during Jeff's various visits.

 
Angela L. Baker ObituaryAngela L. Herrold Baker, Class of 1968, age 65, of Linglestown, died on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Lew and Alice (Wolfe) Herrold.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Norman Baker. She was a former employee of Blue Cross and Clark Commuter Air Line until her diving accident in 1977. She was loved by all that knew her.


 
Leona J. (Pressley) Tate ObituaryLeona J. (Pressley) Tate, Class of 1965, age 68, of Harrisburg passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Leona was a member of American Legion Post 730 of Harrisburg and the Progress Fire Company Home Association where she was the Recording Secretary for 30 plus years. She is survived by one daughter, Laura M. Foulkrod of Harrisburg; one granddaughter, Devin M. Howard and her husband Mark D. of Elizabethtown; one sister, Sandra J. Levy of Maryland; one sister-in-law, Erin H. Pressley of East Stroudsburg, PA; one niece, Lisa Levy of Maryland; one great-grandson, Derrick M. Howard of Elizabethtown; ex-husband, Michael R. Tate of Enola.
 
Alan D. Meade ObituaryAlan D. Meade, Class of 1971, age 61, of Harrisburg, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at Golden Living Center- Camp Hill.
Born on September 11, 1953 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late James and Audrey (Beshore) Meade.
He was a retired mechanic for Goodyear. Alan was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his daughter Bridget N. Meade and her husband Jeremy Davis, of Harrisburg; a son, William Meade, of Harrisburg, five brothers, Jeffrey L. Beshore, Gregory L. Meade, both of Harrisburg, William J. Meade, Eugene P. Meade, and James E. Meade, all of Lebanon, two sisters, Linda S. Shenck and Barbara A. Nye, both of Harrisburg, and four grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Ann Miller.

 
Jessica Danielle Tinkham ObituaryJessica Danielle Tinkham, Class of 2012, was born September 10, 1993 in Hershey Pennsylvania to Matthew and Heather Tinkham. Jessica Tinkham returned home to the Lord on July 1st 2015. Jessica was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Carole Rose Morrison her uncle Stuart Tinkham her cousin Charles Earl Stoudt Jr.,
Jessica resided at home 4121 Valley Road Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17112. She is survived by; son, Jaxon Nicholas Brubaker; parents, Matthew and Heather Tinkham; sister, Sierra Tinkham; brothers Matthew and Clayton Tinkham; also surviving Jessica are paternal grandparents, Bradford and Nancy Tinkham of Elizabethtown Pennsylvania; maternal grandfather, Oscar "Bill" Morrison and his companion Gloria Gerhard of Nesquehoning Pennsylvania; uncles, Charles Stoudt his wife Anita, Bill Morrison; aunts, Deirdre Garrett and her husband Van, Carolyn Klotz, Elizabeth Tinkham and many cousins.
Jessica was a beautiful, vibrant, confident, strong, intelligent young woman. Jessica was a wonderful mother to her son Jaxon and a thoughtful loving daughter and sister, who loved to laugh and smile, she was funny. Her eyes and smile could light up any room. She had a strong faith in the Lord and attended Truth and Life Ministries in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. She loved playing softball and basketball as well as outdoor activities like water skiing and kayaking. Jessica was a gift from God that we as her parents felt so honored and blessed to have in our lives. Jessica will always live in our memories and in our hearts.

 
Daniel C. Miller ObituaryDaniel C. Miller, Class of 1976, age 57, of East Berlin, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 in his home.
He was a Sales Representative for Bimbo Bakery, York and a member of St. Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg.
Dan is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Kendra Miller, one son, Brandon C. Miller, North Hollywood, CA and one daughter, Danielle L. Miller at home; his parents, Richard and Sarah Cover Miller, Harrisburg; one brother Richard Miller, Camp Hill, one Sister Lisa Spiegel, Harrisburg and several nieces and nephews.

 
Cory A. Wolfe ObituaryCory A. Wolfe, Class of 2012, age 22, of Newport passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Born June 4, 1993 in Harrisburg, he was a son of Michele (Merrell) Wolfe of Grantville and Ray "Mike" Wolfe of Dillsburg. He is also survived by sisters Megan Geesey, Kyleen Wolfe, and Ryleigh Wolfe and grandmother Millie Merrell.
A graduate of Central Dauphin High School, he was employed by CJ Pony Parts, Harrisburg.

 
John Kennedy Brittain, Class of 1959, passed away peacefully after a short battle with nero endocrine cancer on June 14, 2015 in the tender care of VNA Hospice in Vero Beach, FL.
Jack, as he was known by his family and friends, was born on Sept. 12, 1941 to Virginia and Britt Brittain. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and great uncle. Jack is survived by Rose Ann, his wife of 51 years, daughter Monica, son Paul, son-in-law Chris, grandsons Jack, Reece and Ryder, his older brother Jerry, sister-in-law Evelyn, brother-in-law Mason and sister-in-law Cheryl. Jack is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Jack graduated with Central Dauphin High School Class of '59. He also earned a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and had a long successful career in magazine publishing and direct marketing with Army Times Publishing Co., Publisher's Clearing House and Time Inc. After retiring, Jack worked with Senior Resource Association in Vero Beach driving seniors to doctors appointments.
Jack was past president of the Direct Marketing Club of Washington, DC, and served on the Advisory Committee to the Postmaster General. He was an Elk, a Moose and card carrying Mensa with a wicked sense of humor.
"Papa Jack" will be missed by many. Our hearts are broken but we know he is at peace and in a better place. Per Jack's wishes a "celebration of life" is planned for the near future.
Donald Raymond Bell ObituaryDonald Raymond Bell, Class of 1964, age 68, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania died Saturday June, 13, 2015 at his home.
He was born in Harrisburg, to the late Richard and Virginia Bell. Don was employed by Vision Resources of Central Pa for 14 years and was previously employed by Shaw Corporation and Mid Atlantic Flooring. Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hockey and had a love of all sports He was a loving caring husband, father, stepdad and grandfather… He was loved by all who met him. He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie, daughter Melissa Bell of Los Angeles, Mark Bell of Tennessee, Stepson Matt Flickinger, Stepdaughter Breigh Flickinger & fiancé Steve Gelata, 4 step daughters Kaitlin, Madeline, Grace and Emma Flickinger all of Harrisburg.

 
Holly L.Holly L. (Kreamer) Marto Obituary (Kreamer) Marto, Class of 1982, age 50, a devoted wife and loving mother went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 7th, after her battle with cancer. Born November 30, 1964 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of John W. and Madeline (Koons) Kreamer.  Mr. Kreamer was a teacher and wrestling coach at CDHS for many years.  In addition to her parents, surviving are her husband, Scott; three daughters, Alyssa, Sydney and Madison; brothers, Thomas (Betsy) Kreamer of Eustis, Fl., Ty (Cecelia) Kreamer of Hershey and 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
Holly was a 1982 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Indiana University of PA in 1986. She was a homemaker and had been employed at Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. Holly was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, and enjoyed traveling, reading, walking and biking. She was also involved with the English As A Second Language program thru her Church.

 
Sal E. Famularo, Class of 1961, age 72, of Lower Paxton Twp., died Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.
He was a retired meat cutter for the Giant Food Store, Linglestown. Sal enjoyed camping and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy L. Famularo; one son, Mark E. Famularo and wife, Connie; one daughter, Lorrie "Peaches" Page and husband, John; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Melissa and Erin Famularo and Zachary, Austin, Nate and Aubrey Page; one sister, Phyllis Storm; and other extended family.

 
Dale S. Roat, Class of 1970, age 63, of Harrisburg, died Monday, June 1, 2015 at Hershey Medical Center.  Mr. Roat was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Harry A. Roat, Jr., of Harrisburg, and the late Thirza Snyder Roat. He was employed at Forte Music, where he was a Drum & Percussion Teacher, for 37 years. He was a member of the Blues Society of Central Pa. and the Friends of Jazz. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, gardener and volunteer for the Blues Society of Central Pa. and the Friends of Jazz. He was presently serving on the Board for the Blues Society of Central Pa.
Mr. Roat is survived by in addition to his father, his daughter, Janell Roat of Hummelstown; his fiance, Karen Weaver of Harrisburg.

 
Ned W. Diehl II, Class of 2011, age 23, of S. Middleton Twp., died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his residence.  Ned was born January 6, 1992.  He was employed as an auto mechanic at Sutliff Volkswagon.
He was known for his great sense of humor, being a sharp dresser and being able to make people smile.  He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed snowboarding, hockey, basketball, ice skating and making campfires.
Surviving is his father, Ned W. Diehl of Harrisburg and his sister, Irene E. Diehl of Harrisburg.  His mother, Kathleen E. (Kind) Diehl, preceded him in death.

 

Leroy H. Weiss Jr., Class of 1962, age 71, of Bellevue, Ohio died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness.  Leroy was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 30, 1944, to Leroy H. and Elizabeth C. (Klein) Weiss.
He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Pennsylvania; Gettysburg College with a BA; William Blackstone, Chicago, with a Bachelor of Laws; and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, West Virginia.
Leroy worked as a systems engineer at IBM and as a nursing home administrator in Pennsylvania. At one of the nursing homes, Brevelier Village in Erie, Pa., he was the first administrator.  His true purpose in life was to be a minister of God’s word, which led him to his present vocation, associate minister at First Baptist Church of Bellevue on Prairie Road.  Leroy was a member of First Baptist Church of Bellevue; the Bellevue Ministerial Association. He was a volunteer chaplain at Bellevue Hospital and Firelands Regional Medical Center.

On June 18, 1966, he married Barbara Diehr; she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2008. He married Rosemary Bauman on Sept. 5, 2011, and she survives.  Other survivors include three children, Corinne (Michael) Hooten and Jeffrey Weiss, all of Bradford, Pa., and Timothy (Manoja) Weiss of Arvada, Colo.; stepchildren, Josephine “Josie” (Chuck) Kost of McDonald, Pa., and Christopher (Abby) Widman of Marysville, Ohio; five grandchildren, Alexandra, Joshua; Hannah and Faith Hooten and Nadika Weiss; and two stepgrandchildren, Rebekah Kost and Ava Widman; a brother, Larry (Kaye) Weiss of Harrisburg, Pa.; a sister, Jane (Frank) Rieger of Florida; and a sister-in-law, Judith Panian of Baltimore, Md.  His brother, Rod Panian, is deceased.

Carman S. Cieri-Kawagoye, Class of 1981, age 51 of Linglestown, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her home.
Carman was born in Angola, Indiana and was the daughter of James A. Cieri and Cynthia A. Davis Reed.  She received a B.A. Degree in education from the University of North Florida, Class of 2004. She was a teacher in early education programs and was previously employed in the restaurant industry. She was active in sports, playing softball with Linglestown Baseball Association and field hockey and cross country at Central Dauphin High School. She was a member of the Our Lady of Fatima Mission Church.
Carman is survived by her son, Zaccharia Kawagoye, at home; her step-son, Akiki Kawagoye of Jacksonville, Fla.; her mother, Cynthia Reed of Lincoln Deleware; her father, James A. (Lois) Cieri of Linglestown; her maternal grandmother, Willa Davis; her sister, Melissa J. (Michael) Batula of Jonestown; her brothers, James A. Cieri II of Linglestown and Steven A. (Holly) Cieri of Waynesboro; her step-sister, Ginger (Laudenslager) Culpepper of Lakeland, Fla; her step-brother, Gary R. Laudenslager of Linglestown; one Aunt, one uncle; six nieces; 3 nephews.


 
Martha S. Roddy, 101, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at her home in Harrisburg. Born April 27, 1914 in Shippensburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Howard and Viola J. (Mowery) Sleichter. She was the wife of 45 years to the late Russell Smith Roddy, who died August 13, 1994.
Martha was a 1932 graduate of Shippensburg High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the Shippensburg State Teacher's College and a Master's Degree from Duke University, Durham, NC.
Martha later retired from the Central Dauphin School District where she taught at Central Dauphin High School for more than 20 years. Her memberships included the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and Faith Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, where she also sang in the church choir for many years.
Martha enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, reading, playing tennis, watching "Jeopardy" on TV, eating out, and spending time with her family.
Martha is survived by two sons, Joseph J. Roddy and his wife, Margaret, of Harrisburg, and Russell S. Roddy and his wife, Virginia, of Suwanee, GA; one sister, Clover Turk of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Russell S. Roddy II, Veronica G. Neubaum, Mary E. Cook and Joseph G. Roddy; and three great grandchildren, Augusta Cook, Evelyn G. Cook and Lillian S. Cook.

 
Joseph Earl Mickey, Class of 1968, age 66, of Grantville, passed away Saturday, May 9, at Community General Hospital. He was born in Harrisburg January 22, 1949, son of Winifred Mickey Sheppard and the late Mervin E. Mickey. He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn and granddaughter, Rachelle Tyburski. In addition to his mother, surviving are daughter, Janet Tyburski; granddaughters, Meghan & Hannah Tyburski; great-grandson, Bennett Tyburski; sister, Delores Sipe (Dave); brothers, Douglas (Sue) & Robert (Faith) Mickey; 4 nieces ; and 3 nephews.
Joe graduated from CD High School, Class of '68. He was a Marine Corps veteran who served stateside during the Vietnam War, was a life member of AMVETS #286, VFW #1718, and a member of American Legion #2012. He retired from the Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades Union #411.Joseph Earl Mickey, 66, of Grantville, passed away Saturday, May 9, at Community General Hospital. He was born in Harrisburg January 22, 1949, son of Winifred Mickey Sheppard and the late Mervin E. Mickey. He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn and granddaughter, Rachelle Tyburski. In addition to his mother, surviving are daughter, Janet Tyburski; granddaughters, Meghan & Hannah Tyburski; great-grandson, Bennett Tyburski; sister, Delores Sipe (Dave); brothers, Douglas (Sue) & Robert (Faith) Mickey; 4 nieces ; and 3 nephews.
Joe graduated from CD High School, Class of '68. He was a Marine Corps veteran who served stateside during the Vietnam War, was a life member of AMVETS #286, VFW #1718, and a member of American Legion #2012. He retired from the Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades Union #411.

 
Debra Lee Michael, Class of 1971, age 61, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away, Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home in Harrisburg. Born October 15, 1953 In Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia (Fahrney) Minnick. She was the wife of 33 years to George R. Michael of Harrisburg.
Debra graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg in the class of 1971. She attended Harrisburg Area Community College where she learned medical transcribing. She was a medical transcriptionist for more than 40 years working for Osteopathic Community General Hospital, PinnacleHealth Hospitals and for other various companies.
Debra is survived by one brother, William Minnick of Linglestown, PA and a niece, Alice Whittley of New York.
In addition to her parents, Debra was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Minnick.


Debra Lee Michael, 61, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away, Monday, May 18, 2015 at her home in Harrisburg. Born October 15, 1953 In Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia (Fahrney) Minnick. She was the wife of 33 years to George R. Michael of Harrisburg.
Debra graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg in the class of 1971. She attended Harrisburg Area Community College where she learned medical transcribing. She was a medical transcriptionist for more than 40 years working for Osteopathic Community General Hospital, PinnacleHealth Hospitals and for other various companies.
Debra is survived by one brother, William Minnick of Linglestown, PA and a niece, Alice Whittley of New York.
In addition to her parents, Debra was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Minnick. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=174907423#sthash.hOcc91wg.dpuf
Geoffrey R. Green Sr., Class of 1960, 74, of Dauphin, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Geoffrey was born on November 5, 1940 in Chambersburg, PA to the late Raymond L. & Marian (Hill) Green. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
On February 18, 1967 Geoffrey married the love of his life, Charlene Smith. They spent 48 wonderful years together before his passing.
Geoffrey is preceded in death by his brother Stephen G. Green.
Geoffrey is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene Green, his son Geoffrey R. Green, Jr. & wife Nicole, his 3 daughters: Kimberly Moore & husband Pastor James, Tiffany Kirchoff & husband Pastor Timothy and Melody Elliott & husband Thomas, his brother Raymond L. Green , Jr. and his 12 grandchildren: Rachael, James, Paul, Bethany, Lindsay, Wesley, Charles, Jordan, Josiah, Megan, Katherine and Samuel.

 
William J. Staz, Class of 1960, passed away on May 6, 2015 in Huntersville, North Carolina.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy Foultz Staz, also of the class of 1960.
 
Philip Michael Lebash, Class of 1971, beloved son of the late Joseph Lee and Doris Jean Lebash passed away May 5, 2015.
Philip earned his black belt in Karate at the age of 16, served in the United States Marines Corps, was an illustrious old- school disco discjockey during the 70's and 80's and worked for 32 years for the United States Government. He was a member of the Korean Taekwondo Association, the Pennsylvania Society of Black Belts, the United States Karate Association, the Marine Corps Association, the Marine Corps League, the Guadalcanal Campaign Veterans Association, the Association of Discotech Disjockey and Underground Disco. Philip was loved and respected by his family members and his many friends and coworkers.
Philip is survived by his son, Mario Lebash, daughter, Layla Lee Lebash, grandson, Kayden Lebash and his sisters, Barbara Anne Ney, Michele Lee Kemberling, Frances Dianne Heuer and Patricia Louise Lauver.

 
Charles L. Beshore IV, Class of 1978, age 55, of Harrisburg, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Select Specialty, within Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.  Mr. Beshore was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Thelma (Shepley) Beshore and the late Charles L. Beshore III. He was a driver for UPS and a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church. He was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.  Mr. Beshore is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara (Carloni) Beshore; his daughter, Janelle E. (Dale) Beshore Snyder of Harrisburg; his grandchildren, Rylie, D.J. and Kaylie; his mother, Thelma (Shepley) Beshore of Harrisburg; his sisters, Debi Schue Spyker, Lisa (Richard) McNeal and Susan (Barry) Weaber, all of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews.

 

Charles L. Beshore IV, 55 of Harrisburg, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Select Specialty, within Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Mr. Beshore was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Thelma (Shepley) Beshore and the late Charles L. Beshore III. He was a driver for UPS and a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church. He was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.
Mr. Beshore is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara (Carloni) Beshore; his daughter, Janelle E. (Dale) Beshore Snyder of Harrisburg; his grandchildren, Rylie, D.J. and Kaylie; his mother, Thelma (Shepley) Beshore of Harrisburg; his sisters, Debi Schue Spyker, Lisa (Richard) McNeal and Susan (Barry) Weaber, all of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=174795562#sthash.FyvJvz44.dpuf
Charles L. Beshore IV, 55 of Harrisburg, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at Select Specialty, within Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Mr. Beshore was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Thelma (Shepley) Beshore and the late Charles L. Beshore III. He was a driver for UPS and a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church. He was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.
Mr. Beshore is survived by his wife of 26 years, Barbara (Carloni) Beshore; his daughter, Janelle E. (Dale) Beshore Snyder of Harrisburg; his grandchildren, Rylie, D.J. and Kaylie; his mother, Thelma (Shepley) Beshore of Harrisburg; his sisters, Debi Schue Spyker, Lisa (Richard) McNeal and Susan (Barry) Weaber, all of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=174795562#sthash.FyvJvz44.dpuf
Linda W. Blackwell ObituaryLinda Wigton Blackwell, Class of 1962, age 70, of Harrisburg, died suddenly Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Harrisburg Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Linda was born May 27, 1944 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Ben and Doris Wigton. Her family moved to Harrisburg in 1958 to the Colonial Park area. She was married to Ralph Blackwell, Jr of Ft Worth, TX on August 3, 1973. She is survived by her devoted husband, Ralph, her two children, Scarlett Dunne and Zachary Blackwell, two grandchildren, a brother, Benton Wigton, a sister, Rebeccah Wigton, and many nieces and nephews.
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, Linda was very active with volunteer work in the community and a member of the Mountainside congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was beloved by all who met her. Linda always put others ahead of herself and will be extremely missed by her family and many friends.


Linda Wigton Blackwell, 70, of Harrisburg, died suddenly Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Harrisburg Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Linda was born May 27, 1944 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Ben and Doris Wigton. Her family moved to Harrisburg in 1958 to the Colonial Park area. She was married to Ralph Blackwell, Jr of Ft Worth, TX on August 3, 1973. She is survived by her devoted husband, Ralph, her two children, Scarlett Dunne and Zachary Blackwell, two grandchildren, a brother, Benton Wigton, a sister, Rebeccah Wigton, and many nieces and nephews.
As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, Linda was very active with volunteer work in the community and a member of the Mountainside congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was beloved by all who met her. Linda always put others ahead of herself and will be extremely missed by her family and many friends. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=linda-w-blackwell&pid=174786162#sthash.IGGmiToH.dpuf
Wanda L. Shultz Bell ObituaryWanda L. Shultz Bell, Class of 1963, age 70, of Chambers Hill, died Friday, April 24, 2015 in M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1963, member of United Church of God, Lower Paxton Twp., where she taught Youth Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and was a past member of the Oberlin Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Wanda enjoyed attending Penn State football games, Gold's Gym, zumba classes, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Bell, her parents, Harold M. and Elaine Reynolds Shultz, and two brothers, Ronald M. and Terry E. Shultz. She is survived by two daughters, Michele L. Appleby and husband, Kevin of Dillsburg and Janice L. McCurdy and husband, Robert of Lower Paxton Twp.; two sisters, Sandra A. Beistline and Kim L. Hauser, both of Oberlin; three brothers, Charles D. Shultz of Oberlin, Craig A. Shultz of Piketown and Gary S. Shultz of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Alexa, Rachel and Mia Appleby, Jasmine and Matthieu Gonzalez, and Kaden and Jerrin McCurdy; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very close friend, Harry Hartman.

 
Sandra L. Oberholtzer, Class of 1971, age 61, of Harrisburg, PA passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her sister's home in Wernersville, PA. Born October 14, 1953 in Harrisburg, PA, she was the daughter of June W. (Wagner) and the late James L. Oberholtzer.
Sandra was an investment assistant for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Treasury Department for over 25 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to music especially jazz and Motown. Sandra was extremely generous and willing to sacrifice for the ones she loved, in addition to the acts of kindness to her fellow man.
Sandra is survived by her sister, SuAnn Oberholtzer and her niece Kelsi Burris of Wernersville. Also her very close friends who were like a second family, her godson, Jonah, Frank, Larissa, and Matthew Mrykalo
She is preceded in death by her beloved friend and companion, Rudy.

 
Keary A. "Bears" (Knisley) Grove ObituaryKeary A. Knisley Grove, Class of 1974, age 58, of Swatara Twp., died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital after her courageous battle with cancer.
She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1974, attended HACC and was an administrative analyst for the Commonwealth of PA - Department of Health, Harrisburg, with 23 years of service.
Keary is survived by her husband of 25 years, Brian K. Grove; her children, Brandy C. Mason, CA, Colby Pratt and Brianna M. Schriner & husband Kyle; her parents, William and Janet Knisley; her sister, Virginia Sunderland & husband Gary; one grandson, Noah Mason & many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 
Kenneth A. Neidert ObituaryKenneth A. Neidert, Class of 1962, age 70, of Lewisberry, PA, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Harrisburg Hospital. Kenneth was born in Harrisburg, PA on October 25, 1944, a son of the late Andrew Neidert, Jr. and Eleanor M. (Seibert) Neidert. He was a retired engineer at the former Berg Electronics and DuPont Corp., Emigsville, PA. Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Laurie Ann Neidert, a son, Ken Neidert, a step-son, Justin Thompson and a sister, Valerie A. Leach, of Duncannon, PA.
 
William H. Neidert, Class of 1957, of Harrisburg, born September 28, 1939, died suddenly on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at age 75, in the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, and was a former Police Officer for Harrisburg City and Swatara Twp. Police Departments. He retired from UPS having earned a Million Mile Safe Driving award.
Bill was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the NRA, VFW Post 1213, St. Lawrence Lodge No. 13, Croatian Fraternal Union, Steelton Italian Club, St. Mary's Catholic Club, Deutscher Quartet Club, Friendship Fire Co. of Bressler and Vero Beach Veteran's Inc. In his retirement, Bill enjoyed spending his winters in Vero Beach, Florida with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Neidert, Jr. and Catherine (Bauman) Neidert of Enhaut. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Carchidi) Neidert of Harrisburg; three daughters, Patti Howell and her husband, Michael, JoAnn Neidert, and Marianne Pollack and her husband, David, all of Harrisburg. He is also survived by his sister, Arlene Krajcsik and his "Brother from Another Mother", Robert Krajcsik, also of Harrisburg. Other survivors include his four grandchildren, Lindsey and Daniel Meyer and Alexis and Hayden Pollack.
Bill will be remembered by his family and friends for his ability to make people laugh, his zest for life and infectious smile.

 
It is with great sorrow that we annouce the passing of Kathrina Patricia Hutchinson, Class of 2002, on March 15, 2015. Born on May 9, 1984 she was the daughter of Thomas F. and the late Deborah Wong Hutchinson who passed away on Janurary 19, 2015.
Besides her father she is survived by her stepmother Marivic, brother Brian (Tracy), niece Lucia and many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and her companion Hali.
Kat graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 2002. She will be remembered by many as quick witted with an advanced sense of humor. A girl who would always accept a dare, loved travel,adventure and the out doors. Though she was a person of few words she expressed herself through her love of art and music; both of which were self taught. Kat had endless family and friends who loved her. We will all miss her beautiful smile. We will carry her in our hearts and memories forever.

 
John W. Weaver II, Class of 1960, age 72, of Duncannon, formerly of West Hanover Twp., passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Kin Kora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
He was born August 9, 1942 in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late John W. And Mildred C. Weaver; and preceded in death by his sister, Doris Lerew and his brother, Clarence "Bus" Machamer.
John was a retired employee from PP&L, Harrisburg.
Surviving is his son, Randy Weaver, wife, Susan, of Mechanicsburg; 3 grandchildren, Delaney, Kane and Quinn; his sister, Barbara Hartman, of Duncannon; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Nancy J. Reichert Tacchi, Class of 1959, age 73, of Harrisburg, died Friday, March 13, 2015 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
She was a retired employee for the PA Department of Transportation, the number one fan of the Harrisburg Senators Baseball Team and their Fan Club; member of the 29th Street United Methodist Church and their Dart Team and the Golden Age Club, Lower Paxton Lioness Club and the Central Dauphin Alumni Association.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Lester H. and Dorothy J. Reichert and was the widow of Jeffry S. Tacchi and is survived by one brother, Richard L. Reichert, Sr. & wife Amy, Spotslyvania, VA; three nephews, Richard L. Reichert, Jr. & wife Stacey, Harrisburg, David Reichert & wife Kristy, Franklin, OH and Paul Reichert, Coral Springs, FL; two nieces, Patti Reichert, Candor, NY and Elizabeth Reichert-Brucie, Horseheads, NY; many great-nieces and nephews.

Guy W. Weikert ObituaryGuy W. Weikert (age 70) of Harrisburg, PA passed on to a peaceful place on March 8, 2015. Born in Gettysburg, PA on August 15, 1944, Guy excelled in math and music, and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1962. After graduating from Shippensburg University in 1966 he began a 33-year teaching career at Central Dauphin High School as an advanced math teacher. During those years Guy continued his musical interests with several roles in the school's faculty productions. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church Choir, Pine Street Presbyterian Church Choir and the Harrisburg Choral Society throughout his years. Guy was a long-time member of the Susquehanna Lion's Club serving as treasurer and president, and was a former Township Commissioner. An avid runner for much of his adult life, Guy also enjoyed reading, music, birdwatching and fishing.
Guy was preceded in death by his sister Hilda Settle.
Guy is survived by his son J. Scott Weikert (wife Mollie); son Steven G. Weikert (wife Andrea); former wife of 42 years, Susan Weikert; and five grandchildren-Eli, Lexi, Bronwyn, Ella and Charlotte. We will miss our father, grandfather, teacher and friend.


Guy W. Weikert (age 70) of Harrisburg, PA passed on to a peaceful place on March 8, 2015. Born in Gettysburg, PA on August 15, 1944, Guy excelled in math and music, and graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1962. After graduating from Shippensburg University in 1966 he began a 33-year teaching career at Central Dauphin High School as an advanced math teacher. During those years Guy continued his musical interests with several roles in the school's faculty productions. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church Choir, Pine Street Presbyterian Church Choir and the Harrisburg Choral Society throughout his years. Guy was a long-time member of the Susquehanna Lion's Club serving as treasurer and president, and was a former Township Commissioner. An avid runner for much of his adult life, Guy also enjoyed reading, music, birdwatching and fishing.
Guy was preceded in death by his sister Hilda Settle.
Guy is survived by his son J. Scott Weikert (wife Mollie); son Steven G. Weikert (wife Andrea); former wife of 42 years, Susan Weikert; and five grandchildren-Eli, Lexi, Bronwyn, Ella and Charlotte. We will miss our father, grandfather, teacher and friend. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=174368894#sthash.mr4IiqBt.dpuf
Rick Warner, Class of 1968, age 65, of Englewood, Fla and formerly of Harrisburg, Pa. died as the result of an accident on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Rick owned a construction company for many years in both Pa. and Fla. Most recently he was a supervisor for the State of Florida, Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
Rick had so many interests in life that it is difficult to list them here. He was a happy, smiling guy who had more friends than he could count.; He loved to ride bicycle, enjoyed the beaches, but his favorite thing was building. Even though he moved to Fla in 1983, he still maintained many Pa. friendships and always returned for his Central Dauphin High School class reunions.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Warner. Survivors include Rick's son Jonathan, his sister Candace and husband Paul in New Mexico, his brother Scott and wife Lisa in Pennsylvania three nieces in Denver and Dallas and their children, two nieces in Pennsylvania and his cousin Steve, also in Pennsylvania.
Robert K. "Bob" Reitzel, Class of 1962, age 71, of Carlisle, died Friday, February 20, 2015 at MS Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.  He was born January 17, 1944 in Harrisburg to the late Robert William and Geraldine Catherine Hess Reitzel.
Bob graduated from Central Dauphin High School and attended York College before transferring to The Pennsylvania State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing and is also a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Trust at Bucknell University. Actively involved in the community, Bob was an Investment Advisory Board Member for the Supreme Court of PA; Member of Rotary International; Board Member and Treasurer of PA Lawyers Fund for Client Security; Board Member for Keystone Partnership; Member of the Finance and Investment Committee for United Way Central PA; Member of the HBG Regional Chamber Military Liaison Committee; Member of the Whitaker Center Nominating and Program Committee; Member of the Dauphin County Tax Group; Member and past President of the Estate Planning Council Central PA; Member of the Investment and Finance Committee for the First Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA; Board Member of the Central Pa Youth Ballet; Board Member of the Carlisle YMCA; Chaired the Board for Diakon Lutheran Fund; Investment Committee for the Holy Spirit Health System; Treasurer for Historic Carlisle; Board Member of The American Lung Association, Central Pa Region; Board Member of Keystone Human Services; PA Bankers Association Trust School at Bucknell University and taught Estate Settlement; Historic Carlisle, Inc.; Turkey Buzzards; Eastern PA Rugby Union Referees Society; Harrisburg Rugby Club; Keystone Old Boys Rugby Club; Treasurer of Carlisle Thunder Youth Rugby Club. Bob retired from Hershey Trust Company before joining Orrstown Bank. He was a member and Treasurer at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Deborah Heckman Reitzel of Carlisle; two daughters, Megan (and husband Drew) Crompton of Mechanicsburg and Merritt Reitzel of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Mallory, Harrison and Morgan; and a sister, Carol Hunter of Harrisburg.

 
Robert L. Wenner Jr., Class of 1958, age 74, of Kissimmee, FL., formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015.
He was born January 28, 1941 in Sellersville, PA; he was the son of the late Robert L. and Dorothy (Williams) Wenner Sr.
He was a retired chemical salesman for Oakite Products, and served in the Air National Guard of Pennsylvania and the Reserve of the United States Air Force.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee, FL and a life member of the American Legion, St. Cloud, FL.
Robert was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, class of '58 and Penn State University, class of '62.
After retiring his goal was to visit all 390 U.S. National Parks, he and his wife visited 362 parks.
Surviving is his wife, Gaybrielle (Lindsey) Wenner; two sons, Bryan D. Wenner and Damon R. Wenner, both of York; stepdaughter, Kathy Gay Eldridge-Grindley, of Palm Beach, FL; stepson, Carl L. Eldridge Jr, of Harrisburg; his granddaughter, Hayley S. Wenner.

 
Ralph Herbert Dunlap, Class of 1960, age 72, of Clearwater, Florida, passed Thursday, February 12, 2015 at his residence under Hospice Care. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 2002 from Mechanicsburg, PA. Ralph served his country in the United States Airforce. He was a member of the American Legion.
Ralph worked as the Sales Director and developed the Daily Express Special Equipment Department during his career at Daily Express in Carlise, PA.. He was known as the "King of construction equipment" and was a friend to everyone in the construction industry. Daily Express played a huge part in Ralph's life over the years and we are blessed to have met such wonderful people along the way. You all know who you are!
Ralph was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative brain disease. He participated in a clinical trial at USF to help the medical world learn more about the disease and to help find a cure. Although the trial was unsuccessful, he plugged through the years of losing his inability to walk and talk. One thing though, he always had his mind and memory! He loved watching football and baseball on tv and spending time with his friends and family. We have met many health care professionals during his journey and are thankful for all their support, especially our buddy "Macus".


 
Philip A. Beshore ObituaryPhilip A. Beshore, Class of 1957, age 75, of Oberlin, passed away on February 17, 2015 in Harrisburg Hospital following a short and courageous battle with esophageal cancer that was fought both locally and at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Born on November 13, 1939 in York, PA, he was a son of the late Andrew and Margaret Beshore.
Phil had many years of service in the PA National Guard. He retired in 1989 as a Federal employee following 27 years of service. He worked as the Budget Director of the Naval Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, PA and at both the New Cumberland Army Depot and the former Olmstead Air Force Base. Following an early retirement, Phil had a second career working for Morgan Drive-Away, delivering travel trailers all over the United States. He also worked part-time for Tallman Potatoes, Tower City, PA and Old Cars Weekly at the yearly meets of the Antique Automobile Association.
Phil was a 1957 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and a graduate of Harrisburg Community College and Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and had attended many Masters of Business Administration classes and workshops through his naval position.
He was an Eagle Scout, a collector of boats, a member of the Naval Officer's Club in Mechanicsburg; and a past president and treasurer of Rainbow Hills Swim Club in Oberlin. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his 10 grandchildren that he was so very proud of; traveling with family and friends, especially cruising, spending time at the beach in his second home at Port Delmarva, DE where he was an active volunteer,.
Phil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna (Warfel) Beshore; his daughters, Denise L Downing (Jack) of Hummelstown, PA, Kendra A Stottlemyer (Mark) of Dauphin, PA; and his son, Jason P Beshore (Holly) of Ashburn, VA; grandchildren, Kayla Woods, Tyler, Lindsay, Alyson and Colby Stottlemyer, Jared and Ian Downing, and Kyle, Keenan and Kiersten Beshore; and nephews, John and Winston Beshore.

 
Gregory Shannon, Class of 1958, passed away on January 4, 2015.
 
Ralph (Butch) Marshall Kimmey Sr., Class of 1961, age 72, of Harrisburg, went peacefully to be with our Lord, Friday Feb. 13th, 2015 at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Ralph is survived by his son, Ralph (Kip) M. Kimmey Jr. of Palmyra; daughter Alice A. Kreider, son-in-law, Rob; grandchildren, Reed & Kendall all of Annville; sisters, Audrey & Helen Bell; brother Henry Kimmey; brother-in-law James; and many nieces and nephews.  Ralph was preceded in death by the Love of his life, wife, Sande (Esworthy).
Ralph graduated Central Dauphin H.S. class of 1961, where he began his trade of brick masonry.  This led him to live, work & play in Southern California, where his favorite spot was Balboa Pier, watching sunsets with his "Pixie".
Ralph retired back to Pa and was living in Palmyra, where he formed great relations with his local neighbors; playing cards, trading treats and checking on those in need.
Ralph could be spotted sitting on the porch, chatting with any and all who passed by!
He will be greatly missed by those who Love him.

 
Samuel Harry Werner, Jr., Class of 1979, age 53, of Harrisburg, passed away, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Werner was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Werner of Harrisburg and his mother, Ann Forry of Harrisburg. He was employed at Capital Tuxedo and U-Haul.
Mr. Werner is survived by his wife, Kathy Werner; his daughters, Nicole Werner, Amanda Werner and Kayleigh Werner; his step-daughter, Krista Sallusti and step-son, Justin Sallusti, his brother, Shawn Forry; his Aunt, Lorraine Conway and his uncle, Larry Lahr.


Samuel Harry Werner, Jr. 53, of Harrisburg, passed away, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Werner was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Werner of Harrisburg and his mother, Ann Forry of Harrisburg. He was employed at Capital Tuxedo and U-Haul.
Mr. Werner is survived by his wife, Kathy Werner; his daughters, Nicole Werner, Amanda Werner and Kayleigh Werner; his step-daughter, Krista Sallusti and step-son, Justin Sallusti, his brother, Shawn Forry; his Aunt, Lorraine Conway and his uncle, Larry Lahr. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=174042701#sthash.5rLDoulY.dpuf
Nancy Carol Ricciuto, Class of 1959, age 73, died peacefully in her Harrisburg home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.   Born in Harrisburg on October 2, 1941, she was the first child of Michael Angelo Ricciuto and Ruth E. (Nye) Rozankovic, both from Harrisburg. Nancy's father was killed during the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945 and her mother, Ruth died in Brush Valley, PA in 2003.
Nancy was married to Rick Rish from Brush Valley and lived there with her husband for many years, returning to Harrisburg after her husband's death in 2005.  She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, class of 1959. After graduating she attended cosmetology school and spent many years working as a beautician, including operating her own salon for many years.
Surviving is her son: Chad E. Jones, Harrisburg, and grandson: Nichlas Ricciuto Jones; one brother: Michael (and his wife, JoAnn) Ricciuto, New Oxford, PA; one sister: Rhonda Alloway, Newark, Ohio; nieces: Kegan and K.J. Alloway; and nephew: Dr. Daniel (and his wife, Kristin) M. Ricciuto and their children, Isabel, Ethan and Sophia.


Nancy Carol Ricciuto, 73, died peacefully in her Harrisburg home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Born in Harrisburg on October 2, 1941, she was the first child of Michael Angelo Ricciuto and Ruth E. (Nye) Rozankovic, both from Harrisburg. Nancy's father was killed during the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945 and her mother, Ruth died in Brush Valley, PA in 2003.
Nancy was married to Rick Rish from Brush Valley and lived there with her husband for many years, returning to Harrisburg after her husband's death in 2005.
She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, class of 1959. After graduating she attended cosmetology school and spent many years working as a beautician, including operating her own salon for many years.
Surviving is her son: Chad E. Jones, Harrisburg, and grandson: Nichlas Ricciuto Jones; one brother: Michael (and his wife, JoAnn) Ricciuto, New Oxford, PA; one sister: Rhonda Alloway, Newark, Ohio; nieces: Kegan and K.J. Alloway; and nephew: Dr. Daniel (and his wife, Kristin) M. Ricciuto and their children, Isabel, Ethan and Sophia. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=nancy-carol-ricciuto&pid=173952397&fhid=28174#sthash.fvCU12gM.dpuf
Shalamar V. Alexander-Greenhowe ObituaryShalamar V. Williams Alexander-Greenhowe, Class of 2005, age 27 of Highspire, passed suddenly on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Harrisburg. Shalamar was the daughter of James Williams Sr. and the late Maria Alexander Lawrence and reared by her grandparents, Anthony and Lenore Alexander. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, attended HACC and employed as an Enrollment Counselor for Straighter Line. Shalamar was a member of New Hope Living Baptist Church; she enjoyed music and singing, and loved her children Ahjanay Williams-Alexander and Dekotis Greenhowe immensely. Shalamar is also survived by her siblings Darun and Ciara Alexander and James Williams Jr., as well as a host of relatives and friends.
 
Donald Eugene Pullease, Class of 1962, age 71, of Davie, passed away on September 6, 2014, after a long and heroic battle with cancer. He served as a Green Beret during the Vietnam War, and more than 27 years as a Fort Lauderdale Police Officer where he was awarded the Police Medal of Honor for saving another officer's life. Upon retirement, he formed the Pullease Consulting Group. Don loved education and received three degrees from Florida Atlantic University. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara, his son Christopher (Kimberly) Pullease, grand-daughters Ashley and Emiley, sister-in-law Jackie (Manny) Porth, sister-in-law Sunday Mann, nephew Jason (Cassidy) Lowe, niece Michelle Peppers, and many dear friends both inside and outside of the law enforcement community.
 
Donald "Don" Reinhard ObituaryDon Reinhard, Class of 1958, age 74, of Myerstown, and formerly of Lower Paxton Township, died Saturday, January 10, 2015.  Devoted Family Man & Wrestling Fan, Don's survivors include his wife, Ruby Jane (Achenbach) Reinhard; his daughters: Wendy Jane Smith and her husband, Brian, Rebecca Dawn Spangler and her husband, George; and his four grandchildren: Duncan Smith, Claire Smith, Hannah Spangler, and Noah Spangler. You may remember Don from: Colonial Park United Church of Christ, Central Dauphin High School wrestling matches, or the Lebanon YMCA.
 
William R. Adams, Jr., Class of 1968, age 64, of Harrisburg, died Friday, January 2, 2015, at Pinnacle Health-Community Campus.
Mr. Adams was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Margaret E. Johnson Adams of Harrisburg and the late William R. Adams, Sr. He was employed at Interstate Container Corp., Reading, for 25 years. He was a member of the Class of 1968, from Central Dauphin. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Adams was predeceased by his father, his paternal grandmother, Josephine Wise Adams, his maternal grandparents, Mary & Harry Johnson, Sr.
Mr. Adams is survived by, in addition to his mother, his daughter, Rebecca Kline of Shillington; his son, Douglas Adams of Birdsboro; his grandson, Sean Muessig; his sister, Cheryl A. Spencer of York; his brothers, Mark L. (Diana) Adams of Sinking Spring, David W. (Sharon) Adams and Steven D. Adams, both of Harrisburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
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Charles J. Newkam, Class of 1964, age 69, of Harrisburg, died Thursday, December 25, 2014, at his home.  Mr. Newkam was born in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Rudolph and Katherine (Brown) Newkam. He was employed as a cradleman, for 50 years with Bethlehem Steel and later with Accelormittol. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union, Linglestown Fire Company and New Hope of the Brethren Church.
Mr. Newkam was the widower of Carolann Newkam, who died on September 19, 2011.
Mr. Newkam is survived by his daughters, Heather A. (Ken) Palek and Colleen A. (Doug Maynard) Newkam, both of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Connor, Owen, Alexandra, Devin, Aubrey, Logan and Chase; his sister, Nancy Hoffman of Harrisburg; his brother, Paul Newkam of N. Carolina
Rebecca G. Albright, Class of 1971, age 62, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Monday December 22, 2014 at home.  She was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Rhoda P. (Richwine) Albright.
Rebecca attended the Margariet Wolf Day School and was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School class of 1971; a graduate of The Thompson Institute as a Medical Assistant in 1989. She retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She loved to travel and collect ceramics.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Surviving are a sister, Brenda and husband, David Fordyce and a brother, Ronald Albright all of Mechanicsburg; several cousins.

 
Wayne P. Keller, Class of 1961, age 73, of Carlisle, died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at home.  Born October 4, 1941 in Bethlehem, PA he was the son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Lehr) Keller. He was the widower of Joan E. (Schubauer) Keller, who died October 2, 2014.  Mr. Keller was the former and operator of Carlisle Auto Salvage and Keller's Used Cars, Carlisle.  Wayne had attended the Central Dauphin schools and was a member of the Cushman Club and the SAAB Club of America. He was a long time member of Bible Baptist Church, Shiresmanstown.
He was preceded in death by a grandson: Benjamin Gardner.
Surviving are two daughters: Kimberly Gardner of Carlisle and Kathy Ballew of Shermans Dale, Pa; two sons: Scott Keller of Carlisle and Randall Keller of Mechanicsburg; a sister: Betty F. Murray of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 
Jeffrey E. Smith, Class of 1968, age 64, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Pinnacle Health-Community Campus.
Mr. Smith was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Jeanne (Critchley) Smith of Middletown and the late Eugene Smith. He was the owner/operator of his own office cleaning business. He was a member of the Tree of Life Lutheran Church.
Mr. Smith is survived by, in addition to his mother, his wife of 38 years, Frances Zemba Smith; his son, Jeffrey E. Smith Jr., and his wife, Laura, of Harrisburg; his sisters, Dawn Schlusser and her husband, Denny of Fla., Sherrie Herlig and her husband, Jim and Randi Steele and her husband Pete, all of Harrisburg; his brother, Robbin Smith of Middletown, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
Janlynn M. (Gardner) Elliott, Class of 1971, age 60, of Scorpio Lane, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at Health Alliance - Leominster Hospital.
Mrs. Elliott was born in Harrisburg, PA, December 27, 1953, the daughter of William and Bertha (Weber) Gardner and had resided in Sylvania, Ohio before moving to Townsend 22 years ago.
She grew up in Harrisburg and was a 1971 graduate of Central Dauphin High School there. While in high school she participated in the color guard team.
Mrs. Elliott had worked twenty years in the operations department of Rollstone Bank & Trust, Fitchburg. She was a member of the Townsend Historical Society.
She leaves her husband of 40 years, John A. Elliott; two daughters, Katie A. Elliott of Pittsburgh, PA, Chelsea E. Elliott of South Boston; a brother, Rob Gardner of Harrisburg, PA.

 
Simone E. Deitzler, Class of 1960, age 70, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of James L. Deitzler and the late Donald Chritzman. Born in Ringtown on January 20, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Clair and Ethel Singley Beach. She enjoyed needlepoint, reading, flowers, studying Bible prophecy and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, Scott, husband of Diane Chritzman of Grantville, Mark, husband of Maureen Chritzman of Annville and her daughter Christine wife of Thomas Rance of Easton; step-sons, James (Nancy) Deitzler of Cressona, Lloyd (Pamela) Deitzler of Jonestown, David (Tammy) Deitzler of Lebanon, Matthew (Rhonda) Deitzler of Laurens, SC, James (Nicole) Deitzler of Jonestown and Jessi (Michele) Deitzler of Myerstown; step-daughters, Debra wife of Kent Kreider of Ephrata, Ethel Deitzler of Mt. Joy and Jenny wife of Patrick Patteson of Jonestown; sister Sandy Bowman of Lebanon; 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 
Harry F. Jones, Jr., Class of 1959, age 73, of Purcellville, VA passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, with family and friends by his side.
Born in Chambers Hill on September 9, 1941, he was the son of the late Harry F. Jones, Sr. and Vada Jones.
Harry was a co-owner and operator of Simi & Jones Construction Company, Inc. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Harry attended the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, Hillsboro, VA. Harry enjoyed tennis and loved going to the family hunting camp in Huntingdon County.
Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, June E. Wert Jones, whom he married in 1960; his children, Tina L. Sofranko of West Virginia, and Bruce E. Jones and his significant other Robin Parrish of Hagerstown, MD; a brother, Warren Jones husband of Bonnie of Ickesburg; and three grandchildren, Lauren A. Sofranko, Jennifer A. Sofranko, and Tommy E. Jones.


 
Anna Louise Faith Buchanan, Class of 2013, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, suddenly on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Anna, aged 19, was born in Evansville IN. She was the daughter of Donald and Alisa Buchanan of Roanoke Rapids, NC; sister of Jake, Jay, Brinae, and Lexi Buchanan of Roanoke Rapids, NC. Anna brought such joy to her family and friends through her courage, her zest for life, and the sparkle in her eye when she smiled.
 
Daniel E. "Butch" Webster, Class of 1960, of Lower Swatara Township passed away at 4:40 AM on Friday, November 21, 2014 at his home. He would have been 72 on November 23rd.  He was born and raised in Oberlin, the son of the late Daniel D. and Anna S. (Enney) Webster.
He was a 1960 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and married his high school sweetheart, Marion Kelly, on June 11, 1961. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, his brother Walt and his nephew, and best hunting buddy, Ed Bupp. He also enjoyed going to Potter County and hunting with his buddies at the Lucky 9 Camp. In his later years he enjoyed hunting deer with his two sons-in-law, Alan and Bill and especially his grandson Tyler. Dan was a member of Linglestown Church of God for 32 years before joining Grace United Methodist Church of Hummelstown in 2010. At Linglestown Dan was a van driver, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and church council president. He is a member of Harrisburg Lodge #629 F&AM where he was a past master in 1989-90. He was a past member of the Harrisburg Consistory, York Rite and Tall Cedars and was an instructor for Masonic ritual work.
He worked for C.K. Miller Fuel Oil in Enhaut for 10 years; he later was employed in the computer department of Kinney Shoe Corp. Camp Hill, where he retired as a project manager after 30 years service. (The company is now known as the Foot Locker).
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marion Kelley Webster, class of '60; two daughters, Terri Webster Smith, class of '80, and husband Alan and Karen Webster Behney, class of '83, and husband Bill, class of '83, both of Harrisburg; 2 grandchildren, Tyler Behney and wife Colleen and Taylor Behney. A sister Dianna Webster Borrell, class of '62, and husband Larry of Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Shank of Chambers Hill and a brother, Walter Webster of Enhaut.

 
Michael E. "Rocky" Dolbin, Class of 1962, age 70, of Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Swatara Twp., died Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the Center.
He was a maintenance worker for Lower Paxton Twp. Police Dept. and an avid semi-pro golfer.
Michael was the son on the late David and Josephine Saruman Dolbin and is survived by two daughters, Laurie Herman of San Diego, CA and Amy Dolbin of Enola; three grandchildren, Andrea, Jenna and Vincent; a brother, David Dolbin of Shippensburg; three nephews, William Hoyer, Stephen Dolbin and Scott Hoyer; two nieces, Barbara Hoyer and Beth Dolbin. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Hoyer.

 
Gerald V. Petrasic, Class of 1963, age 69, Camp Hill, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in Manor Care, Carlisle.   Born December 15, 1944, in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Babish) Petrasic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Soutner) Petrasic, of Camp Hill, a son, Gerald T. Petrasic and his wife, Pam, of Lebanon, a brother, Ronald J. Petrasic of Hummelstown, and a nephew, Craig Petrasic of Palmyra.


Gerald V. Petrasic, 69, Camp Hill, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in Manor Care, Carlisle.
Born December 15, 1944, in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Babish) Petrasic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Soutner) Petrasic, of Camp Hill, a son, Gerald T. Petrasic and his wife, Pam, of Lebanon, a brother, Ronald J. Petrasic of Hummelstown, and a nephew, Craig Petrasic of Palmyra. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=172936191#sthash.WsU5drr5.dpuf
Nicole A. Hock ObituaryNicole A. Hock, Class of 2012, age 21, of Harrisburg, passed away October 12, 2014, She was the daughter of Charlie and Sheri Hock. and a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Albert and Rose First, Great Aunts Jane and Jan, Uncle Jeffery First and Aunt Margie, Uncle Buster and Aunt Christine Brown, 6 siblings, Jimmy Hock, Elaine Acchione and her husband Larry, Chuck Hock and his wife Sheena, Christine Hock, Patricia Hock and Sheli Hock Rodriguez and Adonis, many nieces, nephews, a few Aunts and cousins. She had learned the violin, ran Cross Country, and had a love for animals.
 
Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Zimmerman, Class of 1957, age 74, of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown and formerly of Cider Press Road in Lower Paxton Township, died on Saturday, October 4th after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Harrisburg on October 12, 1939, a daughter of the late James K. and Jane E. (Hammaker) Keiser . Betsy was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and a 1960 graduate of the Polyclinic School of Nursing and had been employed as a nurse at the Department of Welfare. She was a member of the Charlton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Order of the Eastern Star Capital City Chapter #264 where she was Past Worthy Matron, and the Penn State Nittany Lion Club.

 
Francis R. Hutchinson ObituaryFrancis R. Hutchinson, Class of 1979, age 54, of Grantville, passed away at home on Thursday, October 2, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was born on September 20, 1960 in Honolulu, a son of the late William and Maria (Marengo) Hutchinson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William "Alan" and brother, Robert.
Francis was a 1979 graduate of Central Dauphin High School, and had been the owner operator of Ritchey's Towing in Harrisburg and Hutch's Towing and Salvage in Linglestown. He enjoyed cars, towing, fishing and family. He had a life long passion for all things automotive, and he turned that into his life's work. He loved tearing cars apart and rebuilding them, driving them and just being surrounded by them and he passed that same appreciation on to his kids. He worked for many years as a mechanic and tow truck operator before purchasing Ritchey's and building his own towing empire. He truly loved being able to recover any vehicle from any situation each call was his unique and thrilling challenge. He loved being able to use his skills to help those in need. When he wasn't working (which wasn't often) he loved fishing. He often spent his entire vacation week in a boat on the Chesapeake, fishing till the sun when down. The most important thing to him was always family, he was the glue that kept everyone together. He always loved being surrounded by all his children and grandchildren. He was a wonderful man and will be missed greatly by those he left behind.
Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth W. (Bushey) Hutchinson; 3 daughters, Angela M Hutchinson of Mechanicsburg, DeAnna M. Sherman of Myerstown, Michelle M. Hutchinson of Grantville; son, Francis A. Hutchinson of Harrisburg; 5 grandchildren; 5 sisters and 2 brothers
John D. Cassner ObituaryJohn D. Cassner, Class of 1958, age 74, formerly of Harrisburg, died September 18, 2014 at home in Chicago, IL.
Born June 30, 1940, he was a son of the late John F. and Jennie R. Cassner.
John graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1958 and served in the U.S Air Force from 1958-1963. He worked in the Insurance Industry where he became the Senior Vice President of Operations and retired in 2002.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by brothers, Gary D. Stevey and Harold E. Cassner.


 
Joan E. (Schubauer) Keller, Class of 1961, age 70, of Carlisle, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 2, 2014. She passed peacefully at home.
Born October 15, 1943 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Claire (Manley) Schubauer.
Mrs. Keller was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and had been the bookkeeper for Carlisle Auto Salvage. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Shiremanstown.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Benjamin Gardner.
Surviving are her husband: Wayne; two daughters: Kimberly Gardner of Carlisle and Kathy Ballew of Shermans Dale; two sons: Scott Keller of Carlisle and Randall Keller of Mechanicsburg; a sister: Claire Espeland of Millersburg; four brothers: Charles Schubauer of Carlisle; Walter Schubauer of Palmyra; Robert Schubauer of South Carolina and Ronald Schubauer of Carlisle. She was also a loving Grammy to 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Merle Daniel Reigel ObituaryMerle Daniel Reigel, Class of 1972, age 61, of New Cumberland, died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, Harrisburg.
He was retired, an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan and enjoyed listening to classic rock music.
Merle is survived by one son, Patrick Reigel, Dauphin; one daughter, Jennifer Sarno and husband Cory, Downingtown; one granddaughter, Madeline Sarno; two grandsons, Owen Sarno and Killian Reigel; two sisters, Connie Famularo, Hummelstown and Deborah Sunday, Dillsburg; and one brother, Rick Reigel Phoenix, AZ.


 
David Paul Van Zant, Class of 1961, age 70, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his family, March 9, 2014 after a long courageous fight with amyloidosis, a rare, incurable disease. He was the son of G. Paul and Ellen Elizabeth Van Zant. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Omaha and had a long successful career as an Engineering Manager in the private sector.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy L. Van Zant; three daughters, Alisa Van Zant Shannon, Cindee Annice Hansen and her husband Bruce, and Kimberly Sue Bannon and her husband David; five grandchildren, Haley, Carlie, Cameron, Libby and Tyler and his great grandson Brody. Dave is also survived by his mother Janice G. Van Zant; brother, James Van Zant and his wife Janice; three sisters, Susan Colbert and her husband Donald, Patricia "Pat" Koontz and her husband Bill, and Cheri Van Zant; as well as several nieces and nephews.
David Paul Van Zant

Virginia Beach - 70, Dave.a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his family, March 9, 2014 after a long courageous fight with amyloidosis, a rare, incurable disease. He was the son of G. Paul and Ellen Elizabeth Van Zant. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Omaha and had a long successful career as an Engineering Manager in the private sector.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy L. Van Zant; three daughters, Alisa Van Zant Shannon, Cindee Annice Hansen and her husband Bruce, and Kimberly Sue Bannon and her husband David; five grandchildren, Haley, Carlie, Cameron, Libby and Tyler and his great grandson Brody. Dave is also survived by his mother Janice G. Van Zant; brother, James Van Zant and his wife Janice; three sisters, Susan Colbert and her husband Donald, Patricia "Pat" Koontz and her husband Bill, and Cheri Van Zant; as well as several nieces and nephews. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?pid=170126150#sthash.Vn3proUE.dpuf
Daniel D. Nardi, Class of 1961, died peacefully at his home on August 31, 2014.


 
Robert Arnold "Bob" Wertz ObituaryRobert Arnold "Bob" Wertz, Class of 1967, age 65, of Harrisburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 28th, 2014, in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence.
Born on March 4, 1949, in Altoona, PA, Robert was the son of Jean (Arnold) and the late Thomas Wertz. After graduating Central Dauphin H. S. in 1967, Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971, which included tours of both Germany and Vietnam. He worked at Wilcox Forging Corp. for more than 20 years and recently retired from Tyco Electronics.
Some of his greatest joys in life included cooking and baking for his family and friends, and his love for animals, especially his four dogs. Robert will always be loved by his family for his kindness, caring, and giving to others. He is survived by his mother, Jean Wertz; his beloved wife of almost 40 years, Kathy (Fry) Wertz, of Harrisburg; and son, Cody Wertz and his wife, Brielle (Dalious), of Laurel, MD. Also surviving are his brother, Edward Wertz and his wife, Carol (Snyder), and their loving family, of Clifton Springs, NY; and close aunt Judith Nelson of Canon City, CO.

 
Kay A. Lencioni ObituaryKay A. Frantz Lencioni, Class of 1956, age 75, of Harrisburg, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at Hershey Medical Center.
Mrs. Lencioni was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Sherman and Jean (McClure) Frantz. She was retired from the office of Dr. William Bush, where she was a manager. She was a member of the Colonial Park United Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and enjoyed family get togethers.
Mrs. Lencioni is survived by her husband of 56 years, Steven Lencioni; her daughter, Lori, class of '84,  (Mark) Baxter of Hanover; her sons, Michael, class of '76,  (Janet) Lencioni of Denver, CO., Douglas, class of '79,  (Karen) Lencioni of Enola and Steven, class of '81, (Kimberly) Lencioni of Harrisburg; ten Grandchildren; two Great-Grandchildren; her sister, Sandra Frantz of Harrisburg.

 
Donna Lynn (Yetter) Pantaloni ObituaryDonna Lynn (Yetter) Pantaloni, Class of 1965, age 66, of Mechanicsburg, died at Holy Spirit Hospital on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Donna was born on Wednesday, December 31, 1947 in Harrisburg to the late Harold Yetter and Laverne (Wright) Yetter. Donna was the wife of Nazareth Anthony Pantaloni, Jr. whom she married on January 20, 1990. In addition to her parents, Donna is preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Yetter and David Yetter.
Donna's survivors include her husband of 24 years, Nazareth; her son, Gerald "Jerry" L. Hocker, Jr. of Hummelstown; her stepsons: Nathan Pantaloni and his wife, Claire, of Camp Hill, Nicholas Pantaloni of Montana, Nazareth Pantaloni of Indiana; her grandchildren: Morgan Hocker, Brock Hocker, Joshua Pantaloni, Nicholas Pantaloni, Christina Pantaloni, Cassidy Pantaloni; and her three nephews, Bobby Yetter, Chris Yetter, and Jon Yetter.
Donna graduated from Central Dauphin High School as part of the class of 1965 and from Western University with a degree in Human Resources. She recently retired from Dayton Parts in Harrisburg as the Human Resources Director.
Merilee K. Ruth ObituaryMerilee K. Stevens Ruth, Class of 1972, age 60, of Harrisburg, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Hershey Medical Center.
Mrs. Ruth was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Doris M. (Dunham) Stevens, Sr. She was employed as a secretary for Transcore. She was a member of Agape Fellowship in Christ Church.
Mrs. Ruth was predeceased by her brother, Robert E. Stevens, Jr., CD class of ‘65 who died March 25, 2001.
Mrs. Ruth is survived by her husband of 40 years, Phillip J. Ruth; her Son, Ben (Miriam) Ruth of Rochester, N.Y.; her Daughter, Leandra Ruth of Harrisburg; her Granddaughters, Abigail and Hannah; her Brother, Ronald E. , CD class of ’70, (Lucinda) Stevens of Carlisle
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Michael Joseph Sheley ObituaryMichael Joseph Sheley, Class of 1994, at the young age of 38, passed away at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA on Saturday July 19, 2014 from a Dissecting PICA aneurysm. Michael was born February 10, 1976 in Harrisburg, PA to H. James Sheley and Patricia Sheley. Michael graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1994 and went on to receive a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Penn State University. Upon graduation, Michael located to Austin, TX to work for Dell Inc. finding his professional calling in New Product Quality. Michael had a true passion and love for his chosen profession. This passion took him on to positions with Apple as a Product Quality senior manager and to Microsoft as a Sr. Director of Hardware Quality.
Michael would always say "Life is about the experiences." In living his life by this mantra, he was able to achieve more in one short lifetime than many could do in ten. He will be remembered for his cutting sense of humor (and smirk), his compassion & understanding of others, his relentless drive & dedication to achieve, his enthusiasm for Penn State football, and his intense love of travel. Most of all, he will be remembered for the happiness he received by being with the love of his life Hadley, nothing brought him more joy.
Michael lived his life with an unparalleled intensity and generosity leaving a resounding mark touching all those around him. Michael believed one's true legacy was determined by what you've done to help/change the lives of those around you. True to this legacy, was Michael's belief in organ donation. The gifts left behind due to this belief have already saved two lives and restored vision for two who had been blind. Michael would be so incredibly proud that a part of him was able to help restore four lives. He would feel that amongst all of his accomplishments that this would be the greatest one honoring the legacy of the man he strove to be.
Michael had an unbelievable love of travel with an unquenchable wanderlust. He was so driven to see/ live/ experience the whole world. For everyone who knew and loved him it makes perfect sense that his wishes were for some of his ashes to be scattered in all of the places in the world that helped shape the man he'd become. These places cumulated in fostering his quest for knowledge and his outlook on life forever holding special meaning to him. If you'd like to help in fulfilling Michael's wishes contributions be made at https://www.youcaring.com/michaelsheley
Michael is survived by his wife Hadley Sheley, mother & stepfather Pat & George Rowe, father H. James Sheley, brother Rob Sheley, CD class of '92, step sisters and brothers-in-law Lona & Bob Reilley, Drena & Dan Keane, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Erin Costa & Justin Costa, aunts and uncles, Deb & Joe Murawski, Michael & Elizabeth Bradwell, Ruth Williams, Jeannie Murawski.
Nancy Mae Wilbert Lester, Class of 1959, age73, of Zephyrhills, Florida passed away June 16, 2014. She was born in Harrisburg, PA, to David and Loretta Mae (Sheaffer) Wilbert.
Nancy graduated from James Madison College in VA; was a teacher and women's basketball coach at Central Dauphin High School for 13 years; a consultant for Primerica; golf pro and member of the LPGA; manager at Zephyrhills Golf Course; and member of Zephyrhills Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her brother, Daniel, CD class of '58, (Judy, class of '59) Wilbert of Okatie, SC; sisters Maureen, CD class of '61 (Danny) Keich of Paxtang, PA, Susan, CD class of '62, (Frazier) Pope of Loudon, TN; brother Jerome D. (June) Wilbert of Enola, PA; her Uncle Aaron Sheaffer (Ohio) and her faithful companion, "Beethoven". Nancy was predeceased by her husband, John Lester.


 
Arthur P. Rutherford, Class of 1963, passed away on February 27, 2014.
Laura Genna Shugart ObituaryLaura Genna Shugart, Class of 1999, transitioned from this life Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Napa, CA. She was born in Allentown, PA and raised in Catasauqua, PA with her Uncle Joe (Quigley) and moved with her parents to Harrisburg in 1996. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1999. After earning a degree in scientific glass-blowing from Salem County Community College, NJ, she relocated to Grass Valley, CA, where she resided.
Laura is survived by her mother, Mary Ann, and father, Thomas F. Smida of Lower Paxton Township. She leaves behind in this life her Aunt Kathleen Boyle of Bonsall, CA, Uncle Brian Shugart and his wife Gail of Alpine, TX, Uncle John Shugart and wife Bonnie of Pittsburgh, PA, Aunt Kathryn Williams and husband David of Bethlehem, PA and Aunt Patricia Graziano and husband Frank of Buffalo, NY, as well as many cousins each of whom she loved dearly.
Laura's passions included animals (Buster, Marley, Finnegan and Slushy), art, glass-blowing, music (Grateful Dead and Phish), jewelry design, collecting gem stones and her friends and family.
Laura Genna Shugart transitioned from this life Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Napa, CA. She was born in Allentown, PA and raised in Catasauqua, PA with her Uncle Joe (Quigley) and moved with her parents to Harrisburg in 1996. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1999. After earning a degree in scientific glass-blowing from Salem County Community College, NJ, she relocated to Grass Valley, CA, where she resided.
Laura is survived by her mother, Mary Ann, and father, Thomas F. Smida of Lower Paxton Township. She leaves behind in this life her Aunt Kathleen Boyle of Bonsall, CA, Uncle Brian Shugart and his wife Gail of Alpine, TX, Uncle John Shugart and wife Bonnie of Pittsburgh, PA, Aunt Kathryn Williams and husband David of Bethlehem, PA and Aunt Patricia Graziano and husband Frank of Buffalo, NY, as well as many cousins each of whom she loved dearly.
Laura's passions included animals (Buster, Marley, Finnegan and Slushy), art, glass-blowing, music (Grateful Dead and Phish), jewelry design, collecting gem stones and her friends and family. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=171895883#sthash.WK1klC0q.dpuf
Laura Genna Shugart transitioned from this life Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Napa, CA. She was born in Allentown, PA and raised in Catasauqua, PA with her Uncle Joe (Quigley) and moved with her parents to Harrisburg in 1996. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1999. After earning a degree in scientific glass-blowing from Salem County Community College, NJ, she relocated to Grass Valley, CA, where she resided.
Laura is survived by her mother, Mary Ann, and father, Thomas F. Smida of Lower Paxton Township. She leaves behind in this life her Aunt Kathleen Boyle of Bonsall, CA, Uncle Brian Shugart and his wife Gail of Alpine, TX, Uncle John Shugart and wife Bonnie of Pittsburgh, PA, Aunt Kathryn Williams and husband David of Bethlehem, PA and Aunt Patricia Graziano and husband Frank of Buffalo, NY, as well as many cousins each of whom she loved dearly.
Laura's passions included animals (Buster, Marley, Finnegan and Slushy), art, glass-blowing, music (Grateful Dead and Phish), jewelry design, collecting gem stones and her friends and family. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=171895883#sthash.WK1klC0q.dpuf
Jeffery A. Wolford, Class of 1978, age 54, of Lower Paxton Twp. passed away Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014, at Pinnacle Health Community Campus.
He was born in Smyrna, TN, son of Richard and Irene (Enders) Wolford of Harrisburg. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lynn M. (Gottschall) Wolford; 2 sons, Rhys A. of West Palm Beach, FL and Bryce J. at home, a daughter, Emily S. of Frederick, MD; brother, Timothy S. of Mountville and 3 nieces.
Jeffery was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, HACC and Bloomsburg State College. He was an employee of Peirce-Phelps Inc. in Mechanicsburg. He was a member of New Hope Church. He had been active in the Linglestown and Paxton Baseball Associations, enjoyed golf, hiking, hunting and especially spending time with his family and friends.
Jeffery was a devoted husband and father. He lived life to the fullest and brought joy and laughter to all. He touched so many lives and created many memories that will live on for family and friends to enjoy. He will be deeply missed.

 
Larry J. Caparella, Class of 1971, age 62 of Harrisburg, passed away June 7, 2014.
Born February 6, 1952, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Frank and Louise Longcaric Caparella.
Larry enjoyed fishing, taking care of his families pet cats and taking care of the stray cats in the neighborhood.
Surviving include his wife, Linda Richardson Caparella of Harrisburg; son, Todd Caparella of Harrisburg; sister, Fran Nesmith, of Harrisburg; nephew and nieces.

 
Janice Rupert Legg, Class of 1961, age 70, of Carlisle died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.  Born November 12, 1943 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Harry and K. Mae Deibler Rupert.
She was a former teacher of Plane Geometry and Algebra at Central Dauphin East High School. Janice was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1961 and later Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Surviving are her husband of forty-four years, Col. Ret. Michael K. A. Legg of Carlisle; one daughter, Laura Legg of Washington, DC; one brother, Thomas Rupert (and wife Bonnie) of Harrisburg; and two sisters, Eileen Miller (and husband, Harry) and Linda Hepschmidt (and husband, Phil) both of Harrisburg.


Janice Rupert Legg, 70, of Carlisle died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle.
Born November 12, 1943 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late Harry and K. Mae Deibler Rupert.
She was a former teacher of Plane Geometry and Algebra at Central Dauphin East High School. Janice was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1961 and later Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Surviving are her husband of forty-four years, Col. Ret. Michael K. A. Legg of Carlisle; one daughter, Laura Legg of Washington, DC; one brother, Thomas Rupert (and wife Bonnie) of Harrisburg; and two sisters, Eileen Miller (and husband, Harry) and Linda Hepschmidt (and husband, Phil) both of Harrisburg. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=janice-rupert-legg&pid=171250283&fhid=4585#sthash.N9sPTzVb.dpuf
Paul H. Lauver, former CDHS faculty member, age 96, of Carlisle and formerly of Penbrook, passed away on June 1, 2014.
He was a teacher for Central Dauphin School District, retired employee for the Dept. of Education of the Commonwealth of PA., a member of the Penbrook Church of God and it's Sunday School Class 16, a former Sunday School teacher, a Life Elder of his Church, a life member of National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Penbrook Fire Co. #1, a member of the East Camp of Gideons International and a member of the Phi Sigma Pi, an honorary educational fraternity.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife Jean C. Lauver.
He is survived by his son; Ronald P. Lauver of Florida, daughters; Helen L. Crissman of Harrisburg and Janice L. Grinnell of Saunderstown, RI and half-sister; Marian McCory, grandchildren; Jennifer Crissman Ishler, Catherine Crissman Sullivan, Nathan Grinnell, Jodi Grinnell and 5 great-grandchildren.

 
Anthony R. Sellers, Class of 1985, age 47, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his mother's home in Harrisburg and was originally from Dover, PA. He was born October 11, 1966 in Camp Hill to Cheri L. Hockley Sellers of Harrisburg and the late Raymond L. Sellers.
Anthony was a cook at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot in the Officer's Club for 17 years and was recently working at the South Mountain VFW 6771 in Dillsburg. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion #730, Penbrook and the Order of Sons of Italy in America Lodge #2857. Anthony loved his family; he was a fan of the Miami Dolphins, an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved going to the beach.
Surviving Anthony are: 2 sons, T.J. and Aaron of Virginia; his step mother, Linda Sellers; 2 step brothers; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
Joan E. Hrestak Tezak, Class of 1957, age 74, of Steelton, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steelton and enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoying the activities of her grandchildren.
Joan was the daughter of the late Anthony N. and Mary Toth Hrestak. She is survived by two sons, Scott A. Tezak, with whom she lived and Alan P. Tezak and his wife, Susan of Hershey; two grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Tezak; one sister, Margaret Herigan and her husband, John of Lower Paxton Twp.; one niece and four nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marylou Dostalik and a brother, Anthony Hrestak.

 
Michael K. Bateman, Class of 1970, age 61, of Swatara Township, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence in Susquehanna Township after battling cancer. Michael was born in Harrisburg on January 5, 1953 to the late Harry Bateman, Sr. and Shirley Bateman. After attending Central Dauphin High School, he joined the US Navy and served proudly during the Vietnam era. Michael had a long career in automotive sales where he enjoyed the opportunity to help others. He loved his family deeply and was loved by them as well. Those who knew Michael will remember his kindness, quick wit, and a presence which could fill a room. Those who knew him intimately will remember him as a strong but sensitive man, willing to give all he could in a spirit of love.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Toni Forsythe (Quintin), Julie Cochran (Jason), a son Michael Bateman, and four grandchildren along with two brothers: Daniel Bateman (Lana), and Steven Bateman (Kim). He was preceded in death by his older brother, Harry Bateman, Jr.

 
Justin Alan Hershey, Class of 2008, age 23 of Harrisburg, PA died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. Born June 26, 1990, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Eric A. and Cindy L. (Speese) Hershey and brother to Kendra L. Hershey of Harrisburg. Justin graduated from Central Dauphin High School in the Class of 2008. He was an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's of Harrisburg. In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his maternal grandfather, Arthur H. Speese of Mechanicsburg , 4 aunts, 3 uncles and 6 cousins. Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Betty J. (Beck) Speese and his paternal grandparents, Russell M. L. and Nancy J. (Wampler) Hershey.
Justin touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his family and friends.
Justin Alan Hershey, 23 of Harrisburg, PA died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. Born June 26, 1990, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Eric A. and Cindy L. (Speese) Hershey and brother to Kendra L. Hershey of Harrisburg. Justin graduated from Central Dauphin High School in the Class of 2008. He was an employee of Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's of Harrisburg. In addition to his parents, Justin is survived by his maternal grandfather, Arthur H. Speese of Mechanicsburg , 4 aunts, 3 uncles and 6 cousins. Justin was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Betty J. (Beck) Speese and his paternal grandparents, Russell M. L. and Nancy J. (Wampler) Hershey.
Justin touched the lives of many and will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his family and friends. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=171159945#sthash.fGqLe1ai.dpuf
Bonnie Egresites, Class of 1963, passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2014.
Bonnie graduated from Central Dauphin High School and was a born-again Christian.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Frank F. Egresites Sr. and her loving, caring companion, Joseph A. Ricci.  She is survived by two sisters, Renee M. Kost, her husband, Frank, and Georgianna Nyce, her husband, Lloyd; a brother, Frank F. Egresites Jr., his wife, Debbie; three nieces, Lori Nyce, Rebekah Bonebrake, her husband, Ben, and Elisabeth Koons, her husband, Steve; two nephews, Daniel Egresites and Douglas Nyce, his wife, Rosalind; two grandnieces, Hannah Nyce and Katie Nyce, and grandnephew, Liam Nyce.
Bonnie was a caring, loving person who enjoyed going to Burger King to meet her many friends on a daily basis. She loved animals and had two dogs, Lizzie and Gigi.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends
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Richard T. Mullin, Class of 1963, of North East and most recently Elkton, Maryland, died May 16, 2014, following failing health. He was 68 years old. Born in Upper Darby, PA, he was the son of the late Byron Dickson Mullin and Marion Schick Mullin.

Dick held BS and M.Ed. degrees from West Chester University as well as a degree in medical technology from Essex Community College in Baltimore. He first taught at Kennett Consolidated School in Kennett Square, PA and for many years at Stanton Middle School in Stanton DE. In addition to teaching science at Stanton, his other responsibilities included yearbook photography, audiovisual club, director of the annual spring play, and assistant wrestling coach. Upon leaving teaching he was employed as a resident's counselor at an adult group home in Delaware and as a clinical laboratory technician at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland.

His main avocation in life was as a character actor in community theater, including many performances at Chapel Street Players in Newark ("Lennie" in OF MICE AND MEN and "Teddy" in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE) and Three Little Bakers Dinner Theater in Kennett Square, ("Alfie Doolittle" in MY FAIR LADY). He was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists/Screen Actors Guild.

Dick's other hobbies included home movie production,family genealogy, and in recent years social networking, where he reconnected with many old pals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth R. Mullin, of Pitman, NJ.Dick is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Schultze Mullin, sister-in-law, Dr. Nina Beyer, of Pitman, NJ; his closest cousin, Alex Mullin of Swarthmore, PA; several nieces and nephews and numerous other cousins and distant relatives across the country. Dick was a great animal lover, especially his cats.

Robert E. Conley, Class of 1967, age 66, of Harrisburg, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Conley was born in Harrisburg and was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Speese) Conley. He was a member of the Class of 1967, of Central Dauphin High School He was retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot, where he was a Air Mechanic and later worked in maintenance. He was a member of the Linglestown American Legion, Post 272 and the Shellsville V.F.W. He enjoyed sprint car racing, golfing, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp and time with his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Conley is survived by his wife Joan Osler Conley, class of '68, with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage on April 18; one Daughter, Jennifer Conley Nicholas, class of '92,  of Dauphin; one Son, Chad Edward Conley of Harrisburg; three Grandchildren, Kelsey Thomas, Austin Nicholas and Miley Conley; one Sister, Linda Zoellner of Etters; one Aunt; three Uncles; Several Cousins, Nieces and Nephew; his Best Friend and "Little Brother", Rich Althouse.

 
Richard W. Karstetter, Class of 1962, age 71, of Palmyra, passed away on May 12, 2014.
He was born October 30, 1942 in Harrisburg, son of the late John and Joanna Karstetter.
Richard was a former machinist for Texas Instruments; he enjoyed fishing and was a former member of Middletown Hunters & Anglers, New Cumberland Boat Club. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
Mr. Karstetter is survived by; wife, Deborah (Stoner) and daughter, Patricia Karstetter of both Palmyra; grandson, Garrett Arnold; and sister, Janet Bistline.

 
Joel K. Whisler, Class of 1964, age 67, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital. He was born November 17, 1946 in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Keith K. and Mildred C. (Jones) Whisler; and was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa "Terri" Whisler; and granddaughter, Lacie Jane Whisler.
He was a retired mechanic for Capital Trailways; and was a member of the PA National Guard; he served from 1967 to 1972.
Surviving are two sons, Scott Keith Whisler, wife, Raenielle, of Harrisburg and Joel Justin "Chip" Whisler, wife, Sherrie, of Dauphin; two granddaughters, Brooke Ann Whisler and Kalynn Marie Whisler; a sister, Karen Chila, husband, Dave, of Lewisberry; a niece, Melissa Chila; and his companion, Sharon Carroll.

 
Barbara E. Eltherington Davis, Class of 1962, age 69, of Lower Paxton Twp., died Monday, May 5, 2014 in Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
She is a retired Science Teacher for Susquehanna Middle School and had been an Activities Coordinator at the former ManorCare Health Center Alzheimers Unit. She was a graduate of Shippensburg University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Education. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Rutherford, where she served on the Official Board, the Choir, was a Sunday School teacher, and also a member of the Trinity Seniors, and PPL Live Wires.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Eltherington and is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kerry G. Davis; her children, Denise Davis of Lower Paxton Twp., Steven Davis and wife, Melissa of Swatara Twp.; and one granddaughter, Olivia Davis; and her mother, Barbara E. Eltherington of Lower Paxton Twp.

 
Lauren Elizabeth (Saylor) Hensel, Class of 2008, age 24, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on May 1, 2014 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on December 27, 1989 in Allentown, PA and grew up in Harrisburg, PA.
Lauren loved her family. She is survived by the love of her life and the center of her world, her son, Carter M. Hensel. Her adoring fiancé, Josh Kiker, her loving parents Chuck & Pam Saylor of Harrisburg and Dave & Christine (Knepper) Bressler of Bressler, her maternal Grandparents, Larry Knepper of Reedsville, Joseph & Jane Marlowe of Mifflintown and David & Mary Bressler, Sr. of Dillsburg and her paternal Grandparents, Carl & Beverly Saylor of Marysville, her loving sisters Allison Saylor and Abbey DeFrank, her beloved brother Alex DeFrank (Jenn). She will be very missed by her nieces, Addison Shutt, Valerie and Rayya DeFrank. She is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many very special friends. Lauren was predeceased by a paternal grandmother, Ethel L. McCurdy.
She graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Class of 2008. She earned a silver award with The Girl Scouts of America. She was a summer camp counselor for the YMCA. She was a majorette in the high school marching band and played the violin in the orchestra. Lauren played recreational league basketball for many years.
Lauren served her country in the US Navy. She had a rewarding career as a Labor & Delivery Nursing Assistant at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, OK. She attended ITT Technical Institute in Tulsa majoring in Nursing.
Lauren was a member of the CrossPoint United Methodist Church in Colonial Park.


 
Judith C. Capello Prowell, Class of 1959, of Shiremanstown, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 in Harrisburg Hospital.  She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late Arthur and Wilmina (Stoner) Capello.
Judith was the Tax Collector for over 30 years in Shiremanstown, she was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harry D. Prowell, of Shiremanstown, sons, Brian Prowell, his wife Marcia, of Auburn, AL, Matthew Prowell, his wife Heather, of York, grandchildren, Ben and Katie and a brother Thomas Capello, of York.
Andrew Hartman, Class of 1978, of Harrisburg, PA passed away on May 1, 2014 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center at the age of 53 years. A graduate of Penn State University (Physics) in 1982 and Georgetown University (MBA) in 1984, Andy was an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 30 years in the Information Technology area. He was born in Evreux, France and graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1978. He suffered a spinal cord injury in 1973 at his home swimming pool.
Andy was a member of Tyrian Lodge #205, Emmitsburg, MD, Robert Burns Lodge #464, Harrisburg, PA, the Harrisburg Consistory (Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite), Zembo Shrine, a charter member of the Zembo Shrine Sports Car Unit, (serving as Treasurer for 17 years), and the Think First spinal cord/head injury awareness program.
He is survived by his father & mother, Richard and Alice, his brother, Scott and his wife Barbara, his nieces Erica (husband Brian) Freedman and Hannah (husband Dustin) Weikel, along with their children. In addition, he is survived by a number of close friends that he considered brothers: David Rochkind (and his children Michelle & Alan), Andrew Weiss, Todd Hoover, David Swanger and Fred Lauer along with their wives and children.
As a result of his generosity and forethought, and through the Gift of Life, several others in need received his gift of vital organs that will enable them to survive. He continues to live on through them.
Bonnie M. Murphy Perez, Class of 1963, age 68, of Middletown, passed suddenly on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Hershey Medical Center. The daughter of the late Bruce Murphy and Mabel Manzer was born in Harrisburg, PA. Bonnie was a long time waitress for American Dream Dinner and loved her family, her dogs and the Dallas Cowboys. She leaves to celebrate her life and memory her devoted husband Paul Perez, children; Ann Rogers, David Smith (Abby Dunn), Catrease (John) Fry, Paul Perez Jr. (Erica), Adam Perez , Jesse (Taylor) Perez, sisters Sandra Velter and Debbie Burniski, 9 grandchildren, her pets Roscoe and Gizmo and a host of family and friends.
 
Richard E. Ebersole, Class of 1967, 64, of Annville passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born September 9, 1949 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Earl and Laura (Hoerner) Ebersole.
A former manager at Turkey Hill, Harrisburg, he enjoyed flowers, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Eagles, and was a huge Penn State football fan.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years Patrice L. (Muldoon) Ebersole; children Kenneth R., husband of Heather Ebersole of Edwardsville, Jennifer L., wife of Kenneth Hixon of Hummelstown and Richard R. Houser, Jr.; brother Barry L. Ebersole of Harrisburg; grandchildren Gage K. Ebersole, Madelyn N. Ebersole, Nathaniel A. Houtz, Kendall B. Hixon, Steven Houser and Dylan Houser.
Richard E. Ebersole, 64, of Annville passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born September 9, 1949 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Earl and Laura (Hoerner) Ebersole.
A former manager at Turkey Hill, Harrisburg, he enjoyed flowers, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Eagles, and was a huge Penn State football fan.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years Patrice L. (Muldoon) Ebersole; children Kenneth R., husband of Heather Ebersole of Edwardsville, Jennifer L., wife of Kenneth Hixon of Hummelstown and Richard R. Houser, Jr.; brother Barry L. Ebersole of Harrisburg; grandchildren Gage K. Ebersole, Madelyn N. Ebersole, Nathaniel A. Houtz, Kendall B. Hixon, Steven Houser and Dylan Houser. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=170912597#sthash.tqyF7DM3.dpuf
Richard E. Ebersole, 64, of Annville passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born September 9, 1949 in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Earl and Laura (Hoerner) Ebersole.
A former manager at Turkey Hill, Harrisburg, he enjoyed flowers, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Eagles, and was a huge Penn State football fan.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years Patrice L. (Muldoon) Ebersole; children Kenneth R., husband of Heather Ebersole of Edwardsville, Jennifer L., wife of Kenneth Hixon of Hummelstown and Richard R. Houser, Jr.; brother Barry L. Ebersole of Harrisburg; grandchildren Gage K. Ebersole, Madelyn N. Ebersole, Nathaniel A. Houtz, Kendall B. Hixon, Steven Houser and Dylan Houser. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=170912597#sthash.tqyF7DM3.dpuf
Sandra L. Holsinger Davis, Class of 1960, age  71, of Harrisburg, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at her home.
Sandra was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Toleda (Shipp) Holsinger. She was retired from Peerless Insurance Co., where she was a File Clerk. She was a member of the Crosspoint United Methodist Church of Harrisburg and Moose Lodge #107 of Marysville. She bowled in several leagues at ABC North.
Sandra was predeceased by her Son, John Edward Davis, her Brother and Sister-in-Law, Stanley and Charlotte Holsinger.
Sandra is survived by her Companion, Lester Hand, Sr. of Harrisburg; one Daughter, Stacey (Claude) Zimmerman of Linglestown; one Son, Jeff (Danelle) Davis of Harrisburg; six Grandchildren; one Niece; one Nephew.
Harry W. E. Bateman Jr., Class of 1968, age 63, of Swatara Township, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Harry was born in Harrisburg on July 15, 1950 to the late Harry W. E. Bateman Sr. and Shirley J. Bateman. After High School, he joined the Air National Guard and served proudly during the Vietnam era. Harry also served as a police officer in Lower Paxton Township before transitioning to work in transportation and in automotive sales. Throughout his life, Harry was always moved to helping others. He was a caring son, a compassionate brother, a devoted father, and a doting grandfather.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Kerin M. Turner (Brian) and 4 grandchildren, (Katelyn, Trevor, Evan, and Levi); 3 brothers: Michael K. Bateman, Daniel A. Bateman (Lana), and Steven P. Bateman (Kim) along with several nephews and nieces.
David Ronald Windish, Class of 1971, age 61, of Harrisburg, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 20, 1952 in Fountain Hill, PA, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Flandorfer) Windish. David served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Post 730 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1213. He was retired from the Naval Supply Information Systems Activity in 2003 after 31 years of service. He enjoyed listening to music, feeding the birds and spending time with his family and friends. David is survived by his wife, Tamera Windish and his children, Jeffrey, from San Francisco, CA, David, and Nicole Windish, both from Harrisburg.
David Ronald Windish, 61, of Harrisburg, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 20, 1952 in Fountain Hill, PA, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Flandorfer) Windish. David served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a member of American Legion Post 730 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1213. He was retired from the Naval Supply Information Systems Activity in 2003 after 31 years of service. He enjoyed listening to music, feeding the birds and spending time with his family and friends. David is survived by his wife, Tamera Windish and his children, Jeffrey, from San Francisco, CA, David, and Nicole Windish, both from Harrisburg. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=david-ronald-windish&pid=170640817&fhid=4022#sthash.czScA87e.dpuf
Michael Patrick Fitzgerald, Class of 1966, age 65, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital. Michael was born October 18, 1948 in Pasadena, CA to the late Robert J. Jr. & Betty Jane Fitzgerald. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Fitzgerald whom he spent 30 wonderful years with. Michael worked as a systems analyst for over 15 years for the Dept. of Revenue before his retirement. Michael enjoyed bowling and trips to the casino.
Michael is also preceded in death by his brother Larry LaChapelle.
Michael is survived by his son Robert J. Fitzgerald & companion Michelle Folk, his daughter Trish "Fitzgerald", his brother Norm LaChapelle & wife Donna, his 2 sisters: Joyce Kline and Sue Justice & husband Brad and his 5 grandchildren.
Carol J."Cookie" Zeigler Starasinic, Class of 1959, 73, of Camp Hill, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the home of her son in Gales Ferry, CT.  She was born in Lemoyne, raised in Bressler.  Cookie was a retired Commercial Department Supervisor for Nationwide Insurance Co. with 40 years of service and a member of the Cathedral Parish of St. Patrick, Harrisburg.
She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Anna Kovall Zeigler and the widow of Fred N. Starasinic. She is survived by one son, Garrett X. Starasinic and his wife, Rhae of Gales Ferry, CT; grandchildren, Nick and Ava Starasinic of Gales Ferry, CT, Justyn Sheline of Uncasville, CT, and Ryan Sheline of Kenosha, WI; one sister, Joyce Horner and her husband, Don of Bressler; one brother, Frank Zeigler and his wife, Diane of Bressler; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde (Bud) Zeigler.
      M. David Cernugel, Class of  1982, who for many years drove students to schools and patients to hospitals,  entered into his heavenly home on March 30, 2014 at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence in Susquehanna Twp. He was 49.  Dave, of West Hanover Twp., was a graduate of Dauphin County Vo-Tech.
            He was a retired employee of the David Smith Print Shop; a former bus driver for Central Dauphin School District and a certified medical assistant.  He also was an active member of Chambers Hill Fire Company for several years, serving as an Emergency Medical Technician, firefighter, ambulance chief and instructor in Advanced First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation classes.
He brought compassion and calm to emergency calls; a strong work ethic to fire company fundraising and work details; fresh ideas to fire company meetings, and humor to stressful situations.  His hallmarks were dependability, a quiet yet strong enthusiasm and unending courtesy. He connected with the citizens of Chambers Hill and Swatara Twp. on all levels, from teaching fire prevention to kindergarten students to evacuating frightened senior citizens from a nursing home during a fire.  Although he took his emergency work seriously, he loved a good laugh. He shared countless jokes with fellow fire company members, who were like family to him.
            When he wasn’t working or responding to emergencies, Dave enjoyed Civil War history and Gettysburg; his antique bus, which he named “Clyde”; and his truck, which he called “the Beast.” He loved the outdoors, especially fishing at Memorial Lake; visiting Camp Downdraft, his Pa’s hunting camp, and vacationing at Cape May, N.J. with his family.  He greatly enjoyed his adventures with his brother and cousins, Bill and Bob, with Clyde.
            He also enjoyed eating at the Brownstone Café in Middletown and attending his church, Garden Chapel in Lower Swatara Twp. He had a special love for the guys at Freysinger in New Bloomfield; for Dan and Dolores Lehman from Carry the Light Ministry; for Marjie and Chet of the Country Apple; and for his cats, Little Man, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and for Lacey, who already misses him terribly.
            Surviving are his wife of seven years, Linda Schatz Cernugel, class of '80, whom he married at Sunset Beach in Cape May, N.J.; a daughter, Jennifer Hoover Hamel and her husband, Isaiah, of Mechanicsburg; a son, Derek Hoover at home; his mother, Beverly “Kermie” Davidson Bosak of Harrisburg, widow of John A. Bosak; his father, Martin A. Cernugel, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Dillsburg; a brother, Rodger Helwig and wife, Dianne, of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Cristy Helwig Shearer and husband, Randall Shearer,  missionaries with TWR in Europe; and his maternal grandmother, Betsy Davidson of  Harrisburg.  His uncle and aunt David and Bobbie Davidson, Jr., of Orangeville, PA.  His uncle and aunt Bill and Avis of Prospect Park.


 
Stephen M. Crawford, Class of 1973, age 58, of Harrisburg; passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital, after battling a lengthy illness; he was born November 27, 1955 in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Louise I. (Wise) Crawford Sr.; and preceded in death by his brother, Joseph E. Crawford Jr.
Surviving is his daughter, Kelly Gambino, of Limerick; 2 grandchildren, Chloe and Jackson Gambino; brother, Brett A. Crawford; sister, Cheryl L. Karnes; aunt and uncle, Ginny and David Crawford, all of Harrisburg; several nephews and cousins.


Stephen M. Crawford, 58, of Harrisburg; passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital, after battling a lengthy illness; he was born November 27, 1955 in Harrisburg; he was the son of the late Joseph E. and Louise I. (Wise) Crawford Sr.; and preceded in death by his brother, Joseph E. Crawford Jr.
Surviving is his daughter, Kelly Gambino, of Limerick; 2 grandchildren, Chloe and Jackson Gambino; brother, Brett A. Crawford; sister, Cheryl L. Karnes; aunt and uncle, Ginny and David Crawford, all of Harrisburg; several nephews and cousins. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=Stephen-M-Crawford&pid=170386021&fhid=4022#sthash.1E2WxiJf.dpuf
Linda K. Spicer, Class of 1957, age 74, of Middletown, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Frey Village.
Linda was born in Towanda, PA and was the daughter of the late Nelson H. and Susan (Rolla) Keslar. She was retired from Central Dauphin School District where she was a teacher, at Paxtang Elementary School. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and Indiana University of PA. She was a lifetime member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the choir until her health prevented her from participating.
Linda was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by two daughters, Kathryn Lynn Spicer and Lori S. Mullen.
Linda is survived by one daughter, Suellen S. (Ben) Luciano of Virginia Beach, VA; one Granddaughter; two Grandsons; one Sister, Fay Cape-Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; one Brother, Bruce R. Keslar of Dillsburg.

Linda K. Spicer 74, of Middletown, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Frey Village.
Linda was born in Towanda, PA and was the daughter of the late Nelson H. and Susan (Rolla) Keslar. She was retired from Central Dauphin School District where she was a teacher, at Paxtang Elementary School. She was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School and Indiana University of PA. She was a lifetime member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the choir until her health prevented her from participating.
Linda was predeceased, in addition to her parents, by two daughters, Kathryn Lynn Spicer and Lori S. Mullen.
Linda is survived by one daughter, Suellen S. (Ben) Luciano of Virginia Beach, VA; one Granddaughter; two Grandsons; one Sister, Fay Cape-Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; one Brother, Bruce R. Keslar of Dillsburg. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=Linda-K-Spicer&pid=170425365&fhid=28178#sthash.Zw0f0ACE.dpuf
R. Edward Valentine, Class of 1956, age 76, of Middle Paxton Township passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.
Born March 6, 1938 in Ohio, he was a son of the late Ralph E. and Millie (Stroh) Valentine and was also preceded in death by a step granddaughter Khrystina Bixa.
Retired from AGCO, Harrisburg, he loved antique cars and car racing.
Surviving are his wife Betty (Bellaman) Valentine; step daughter Kathy, wife of Jose Aviles of Lebanon; brother Paul, husband of Judy Valentine of Texas; five step grandchildren; and five step great grandchildren.


 
Julie Lynn Parson Hoepfer, Class of 1978, age 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was the beloved wife of Donald Hoepfer, class of '83.
Julie was born in Harrisburg on March 20, 1960, a daughter to Patricia (Trego) Di Sciorio and the late Robert B. Parson. She worked as an administrative assistant for West Hanover Township for about 17 years.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, yoga, hiking; she also loved to garden and raise butterflies. Julie loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to her loving husband, Donald, she is survived by her son, Joshua Goss and his wife Kara Perella of Harrisburg; her daughter, Kaycee Goss and her husband Steven Moore of Harrisburg; her sister, Pamela Parson, class of '74, and her husband Keith Bentz; a large extended family; her dog, Elsa; and her grand-dog, Ziggy.
 
Julie Lynn Hoepfer, 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was the beloved wife of Donald Hoepfer.
Julie was born in Harrisburg on March 20, 1960, a daughter to Patricia (Trego) Di Sciorio and the late Robert B. Parson. She worked as an administrative assistant for West Hanover Township for about 17 years.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, yoga, hiking; she also loved to garden and raise butterflies. Julie loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to her loving husband, Donald, she is survived by her son, Joshua Goss and his wife Kara Perella of Harrisburg; her daughter, Kaycee Goss and her husband Steven Moore of Harrisburg; her sister, Pamela Parson and her husband Keith Bentz; a large extended family; her dog, Elsa; and her grand-dog, Ziggy.
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Julie Lynn Hoepfer, 53, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was the beloved wife of Donald Hoepfer.
Julie was born in Harrisburg on March 20, 1960, a daughter to Patricia (Trego) Di Sciorio and the late Robert B. Parson. She worked as an administrative assistant for West Hanover Township for about 17 years.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, yoga, hiking; she also loved to garden and raise butterflies. Julie loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to her loving husband, Donald, she is survived by her son, Joshua Goss and his wife Kara Perella of Harrisburg; her daughter, Kaycee Goss and her husband Steven Moore of Harrisburg; her sister, Pamela Parson and her husband Keith Bentz; a large extended family; her dog, Elsa; and her grand-dog, Ziggy.
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Rebecca A. EngleRebecca A. Engle, Class of 2011, age 21, of Harrisburg, died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at her home after a courageous fight with brain cancer.
Rebecca was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Robert and Julia (Seibert) Engle. She worked as a Physical Therapy Aide with Madden Physical Therapy and was presently attending Penn State Harrisburg majoring in Kinesiology. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 2011 and attended Linglestown Middle School and St. Catherine Laboure Elementary School.
Rebecca played ice hockey for the Hershey Jr. Bears Girls Ice Hockey program, where she was Captain of the 19U team during the 2010-2011 season. In addition, she played 6 years for the Keystone State Games 20U female ice hockey team. Rebecca was a founding member of the Central Dauphin Girls Golf Team, and returned after graduation as an Assistant Coach. She was a member of the National Honor Society for Academics, CD Girls Lacrosse team, and played soccer for the Capital Area Soccer Association.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandmother, Judy A. Seibert.
Rebecca is survived by, in addition to her parents, two Brothers, Cameron Engle, with the U.S. Navy and Andrew Engle of Harrisburg; her Maternal Grandfather, John Seibert of Harrisburg; her Paternal Grandparents, Craig and Annamarie Engle of Harrisburg; Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

 

Lauren Rene Stayner, Class of 2002.  It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our daughter Lauren.
She was a beautiful young woman who loved animals, especially her Golden Retrievers, history and this wonderful world.
She was born in Colorado Springs, CO on May 9, 1984.
Lauren graduated from Central Dauphin High School, HACC, and Penn State with a Degree in American Studies. She was employed by the Commonwealth of PA.
She leaves behind her parents Rick and Deb Stayner; sister, Teryn; nephew, Benjamin all of Harrisburg; aunts, Lynn (Rick) Oberholtzer of Harrisburg, Lori McNew of Tampa, FL, Dawn Burdette of Mt. Airy, MD; uncle, Tim McNew of Tampa, FL; many cousins and a group of great friends. We thank them all for their support in our time of grief.


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our daughter Lauren.
She was a beautiful young woman who loved animals, especially her Golden Retrievers, history and this wonderful world.
She was born in Colorado Springs, CO on May 9, 1984.
Lauren graduated from Central Dauphin High School, HACC, and Penn State with a Degree in American Studies. She was employed by the Commonwealth of PA.
She leaves behind her parents Rick and Deb Stayner; sister, Teryn; nephew, Benjamin all of Harrisburg; aunts, Lynn (Rick) Oberholtzer of Harrisburg, Lori McNew of Tampa, FL, Dawn Burdette of Mt. Airy, MD; uncle, Tim McNew of Tampa, FL; many cousins and a group of great friends. We thank them all for their support in our time of grief. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=lauren-rene-stayner&pid=169772525&fhid=8395#sthash.MzCtBx7S.dpuf
suehoffer.jpegSuzanne Irwin Hoffer, Class of 1956, age 75, of Hummelstown, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Born in East Liverpool, OH on January 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Thelma Mardis Irwin.
Sue retired as a dispatcher for Verizon, but began her career and spent 34 years as a dispatcher for Bell Telephone Company. She was a 1956 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Sue was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hoernerstown. She served on the Board of Directors of BELCO Credit Union for 32 years, serving as President for 6 of those years. Sue was also active with the Bell Telephone Pioneers of America and the Harrisburg Ladies Pinochle Club. She enjoyed knitting, coin collecting, Sudoku puzzles, and bowled on several different leagues. Sue was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sue is survived by her loving husband, William I. Hoffer; her two sons, Timothy E. Hoffer and Thomas W. Hoffer both of Hummelstown; and her two grandchildren, Justin W. Hoffer of Hummelstown, and Shane W. Hoffer of New Kingston.



Suzanne Irwin Hoffer, 75, of Hummelstown, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Born in East Liverpool, OH on January 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Thelma Mardis Irwin.
Sue retired as a dispatcher for Verizon, but began her career and spent 34 years as a dispatcher for Bell Telephone Company. She was a 1956 graduate of Central Dauphin High School. Sue was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hoernerstown. She served on the Board of Directors of BELCO Credit Union for 32 years, serving as President for 6 of those years. Sue was also active with the Bell Telephone Pioneers of America and the Harrisburg Ladies Pinochle Club. She enjoyed knitting, coin collecting, Sudoku puzzles, and bowled on several different leagues. Sue was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sue is survived by her loving husband, William I. Hoffer; her two sons, Timothy E. Hoffer and Thomas W. Hoffer both of Hummelstown; and her two grandchildren, Justin W. Hoffer of Hummelstown, and Shane W. Hoffer of New Kingston.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, 2014, at 10:30 AM in the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 158 Hoernerstown Road, Hummelstown, with The Rev. Kirk C. Kerns, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Friends will be received for a viewing on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, and again on Friday in the church from 9:30 AM until time of the services. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=suzanne-i-hoffer&pid=169617881&fhid=22851#sthash.Q1JHZme6.dpuf
Jerry Lee Smith, Class of 1957,  of Mendham Avenue, Morristown, NJ, born on March 12, 1939, died on Feb 2, 2014, at the age of 73 from pneumonia at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, Jeremiah Smith and Helen Clark Smith. His childhood was spent on Huntington Street, Dauphin County, Rutherford Heights, PA. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg.
He began his career in the state government in Harrisburg, PA. He later accepted a position with the EJ Korvette department store chain, where he managed the store in Flushing, Queens. He then worked as office manager for Hannon Floor Covering Center, Union, NJ, for 38 years. The Hannons considered him a part of their family; he said that going to visit and work with this family every day kept him going and in good spirits until his final days.
Jerry is survived by two brothers, George Smith, of Lancaster, PA, and Robert Smith and his wife Opal, of El Paso, TX., as well as nephews Ronald and Richard, and niece Karen. Jerry will be missed by his many cousins in the Lancaster area, and his Morristown family of Fay Pierce Meola, Alfred Pierce, and Carol Wetmore. Jerry attended the Washington Valley Chapel on Kahdena Road in Morristown.
David Paul Van Zant, Class of 1961, age 70,…a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by his family, March 9, 2014 after a long courageous fight with amyloidosis, a rare, incurable disease. He was the son of G. Paul and Ellen Elizabeth Van Zant. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, is a graduate of The University of Nebraska-Omaha and had a long successful career as an Engineering Manager in the private sector. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy L. Van Zant; three daughters, Alisa Van Zant Shannon, Cindee Annice Hansen and her husband Bruce, and Kimberly Sue Bannon and her husband David; five grandchildren, Haley, Carlie, Cameron, Libby and Tyler and his great grandson Brody. Dave is also survived by his mother Janice G. Van Zant; brother, James Van Zant and his wife Janice; three sisters, Susan Colbert and her husband Donald, Patricia "Pat" Koontz and her husband Bill, and Cheri Van Zant; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Robert Jefferiss Oliver, Class of 1970, age 61, died February 1, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born November 10, 1952 in Bennington, Vt., and was the son of the late Morris A. Oliver and Josephine Burn Oliver who emigrated from Gt. Britain after World War II.
Rob attended HACC, and joined the U.S. Naval Reserves in October 1976. He graduated from the University of Texas and worked as a real estate appraiser and later started Bufalo Bob's Chalupa Wagon.
He is survived by his wife, Evan Royal Oliver of Austin Texas; his brother, Michael W. Oliver, of Downingtown, Pa; and his sister, Kathryn O. Armstrong of Linglestown, Pa. He has five nieces and nephews.


Robert Jefferiss Oliver, 61, died February 1, 2014 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born November 10, 1952 in Bennington, Vt., and was the son of the late Morris A. Oliver and Josephine Burn Oliver who emigrated from Gt. Britain after World War II.
He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, class of 1970. He attended HACC, and joined the U.S. Naval Reserves in October 1976. He graduated from the University of Texas and worked as a real estate appraiser and later started Bufalo Bob's Chalupa Wagon.
He is survived by his wife, Evan Royal Oliver of Austin Texas; his brother, Michael W. Oliver, of Downingtown, Pa; and his sister, Kathryn O. Armstrong of Linglestown, Pa. He has five nieces and nephews. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?n=robert-jefferiss-oliver&pid=170247559#sthash.KmXRcxdY.dpuf
Nancy Lynn Greene, Class of 1980, age 53, of Harrisburg St., Oberlin, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of Gaylor M. and Norma A. (Gates) Greene, retired from HMS Host, attended Ebenezer A. M. E. Church of Middletown and in her leisure, she loved watching her soaps, traveling, shopping and walking.
Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Gaylor Felton and leaves to celebrate her life, her parents, Gaylor "Pete" and Norma Greene of Oberlin; her sisters, Jacqueline Wheeler (William) and Diane Greene, both of Harrisburg; her brother, Melvin L. Greene (Yamile) of Parsippany, NJ her niece, Nacole Moore; her great nieces, Tyler and Tyra Moore; her nephew, Robert Williams and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
 
Nancy Lynn Greene, 53, of Harrisburg St., Oberlin, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Harrisburg Hospital.
She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of Gaylor M. and Norma A. (Gates) Greene, a 1980 graduate of Central Dauphin High School, retired from HMS Host, attended Ebenezer A. M. E. Church of Middletown and in her leisure, she loved watching her soaps, traveling, shopping and walking.
Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Gaylor Felton and leaves to celebrate her life, her parents, Gaylor "Pete" and Norma Greene of Oberlin; her sisters, Jacqueline Wheeler (William) and Diane Greene, both of Harrisburg; her brother, Melvin L. Greene (Yamile) of Parsippany, NJ her niece, Nacole Moore; her great nieces, Tyler and Tyra Moore; her nephew, Robert Williams and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. - See more at: http://obits.pennlive.com/obituaries/pennlive/obituary.aspx?pid=169507300#sthash.M9ejpWQF.dpuf
Edwin "Ed" Stoner, Class of 1962, age 71, of Richland, and formerly of Enola, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014, in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital with his loving wife by his side. Born October 5, 1942 in West Fairview, PA, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Evelyn F. (Martin) Stoner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn M. (Rhinehart) Stoner; four sisters: Naomi, Patricia, Lois and Aileen.
Surviving is: his wife, Ruth (Cole) Behney Stoner; Daughter, Lisa M. Raves, and husband, Donald, of New Cumberland, and their son, Zac; Son, Denton M. Stoner of Camp Hill; Son, George L. Behney, Jr. and wife, Rebekah, of Elkton, MD, and their children, Isabella, George Joseph, and Victoria; Son, Gregory L. Behney, and wife, Sherrie, of Myerstown, and their children, Joshua and Lindsay; Sister, Loretta Comp, and husband, Marlin, of Enola; Brother, Terry Stoner, and wife, Cheryl, of Duncannon, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Ed was a 1962 graduate of Central Dauphin High School and served in the Army during the Vietnam War where he received several citations for marksmanship. Ed retired as an Operations Manager from Houck Services, Inc., of Harrisburg, after 35 years of service. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and also enjoyed throwing horseshoes and hunting with close friends in Renovo and Clearfield.