Donna Marie Sinkovitz Vogel, Class of 1960, age 80, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Hershey Medical Center. Born February 23, 1942 in Hershey; she was the daughter of the late Michael C. and Sylvia E. (Stoner) Sinkovitz. Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Neil H. Vogel; and brother, Michael Sinkovitz. Donna was a retired employee from Nationwide Insurance Co., with 30 years of service, a former Erie licensed insurance agent for Murdoch Insurance Co. and she was a teacher's assistant for the Central Dauphin School District. Donna loved children, dancing, listening to music and animals. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Robert H. Farling, Class of 1969, age 71, passed away on July Robert Farling obituary, West Hanover Twp., PA27, 2022. He was the loving husband of Julie Armstrong Farling, the proud father of Jessi Tingler and Randi Martin, and the equally proud Dude/Grandfather to Coltin and Savvi Tingler, and Knox and Roman Martin. He was also survived by his stepbrother Randy (Pat) Bonawitz, half-brother George (Lori) Forney, and half-sister Trudy (Dave) Beck. Bob was a Vietnam War Veteran, having served in the US Navy, after graduating from Central Dauphin High School. He was a member of Post 272 American Legion and a Life Member of Post 1687 VFW. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and William Bonawitz, a stepbrother, Tony Bonawitz, and a granddaughter, Avery Palmer. 

 

Madie Aggress Hughes, Class of 1965, an everlasting precious Madie Aggress HughesSaint, was born on November 19, 1947, to Hezekiah Hughes and Rosella France in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. She transcended to be with the one and only Jesus Christ, on July 23, 2022, at the age of 74.

Madie was a special child of Christ. Throughout her years of living in the physical, she continually gave an endless amount of love and undivided spiritual healing through what is known as the religion, Christian Science. Madie was not just a Christian Scientist at heart, but she would always shed light on those who were in her presence and demonstrated the sincerity of what true divine love really is. Madie’s force of nature made her stand out throughout her years of natural life in the physical. Madie was a true blessing in disguise who was loved by too many to count.

Madie graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1965 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She played Field Hockey and Softball during her high school career and dominated in each sport. After graduating high school, Madie relocated to Boston, Massachusetts where she secured employment early on as an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. On top of Madie furthering her education by getting her Associates Degree, she mastered the principal of entrepreneurship during her early years by managing her own properties. Following her passion as a businesswoman, Madie relocated again to Columbus, Ohio. She secured employment with the State of Ohio as a Business Analyst. Madie’s fearless nature allowed her to live a spiritual yet abundant lifestyle.

She learned to fly airplanes and eventually started traveling the world. Madie unconditionally extended her compassionate love to those in need. Just prior to Madie joining our Father in Heaven, she volunteered with American Red Cross as a Disaster Relief Assistant in Deltona, Florida where she resided.

Madie is survived by her beloved children, Paris Maddox, Cedric Maddox, and James Quinton Maddox. Madie is also survived by her beloved sister, Zephyra (Sue) Hatcher. Moreover, she is survived by her grandchildren, Trinaise Maddox-Suddith, Ivory Maddox, Martrise Maddox-Suddith, Chantell Maddox and Brandon Maddox. Madie’s survival of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of close friends proves that Madie will forever be loved.



Dawn L. (Smith) Schlusser, Class of 1967, age 73, passed Dawn Schlusser obituary, Sarasota, FLpeacefully July 11, 2022, in Sarasota, FL. Dawn was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Smith and Jeanne Smith, and a brother, Jeffrey Smith. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Denny Schlusser; daughter Kristie Peiffer; loving granddaughter, Devon Klores (Jesse); great-grandsons, Cole, Jayce, and Brantley; sisters, Sherrie Heilig (Jim ), Randi Steele (Peter), and Fran Smith; and brother, Robbin Smith.

Laura C. Starner Berry, Class of 1987, age 52, of York, passed Laura Berry obituary, 1969-2022, York, PAaway July 7, 2022, at her home. She was born Friday, August 22, 1969, in Harrisburg, the daughter of Fred A. and wife Denise Starner of Grantville and the late Joanne L. (Crosby) DelBalso. Laura graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1987. She earned her BS in Emergency Medicine from Lansing Community College. She was formerly employed by Butler Medical Transport in York as a paramedic. She also had worked for Hanover Fire Department and White Rose EMS in York. She was a member of VFW auxiliary in Linglestown. She was a member of National Association of EMT's and Paramedics and Grantville Fire Company. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Robert A. Berry, niece, Amanda, and nephew, David, great-niece, Ava, and great-nephew, Chandon. She was preceded in death by her sister, Toni L. Edwards.

Bradley (Brad) Leidich, Class of 1967, age 73, passed away Bradley Leidich obituary, 1948-2022, Grantville, PAunexpectedly of natural causes, June 14, 2022, at home. Born October 22, 1948, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Lydia Jean (Cobourn) and Lee Leidich. After graduating from Central Dauphin High School, Brad graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), received a Bachelor of Business from Pennsylvania State University, graduated from St. Joseph Medical School for Respiratory Therapy (RT) and received a Master of Science in Education from Temple University. He was director of the respiratory therapist program at Lehigh Community College forthirteen years and later was director of HACC's respiratory therapist program for 32 years, retiring in 2012 as Department Chair. Brad was a member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and he was a licensed Expert Skydiver with a Professional Exhibition rating. He made two thousand sky dives and jumped in many airshows throughout the northeast. He jumped into and later emceed the Lehigh Valley Parachute Team jump into the J Birney Crum stadium in Allentown during the annual Fourth of July celebration. Brad served his country with honor in the Army Reserves and was a Specialist 5 in a Mash Unit as a RT/PT Specialist from 1971 to 1972 at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. He was also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and an avid Penn State football fan. Since 1999, Brad had provided significant and lasting contributions to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and the profession. He served as CoARC Secretary from 2004-2007; President-Elect from 2013-2015; President from 2015-2017; Immediate Past-President from 2017-2019; and Site Visit Review Committee Chair for 9 years. He also earned a well-deserved national reputation for his dedicated service as a Site Visitor and Team Captain for the CoARC since 1989. Brad was awarded the American Association for Respiratory Care's (AARC) Fellowship in 2007. The AARC Fellowship (FAARC) is conferred upon those who have met a standard of excellence in the practice of respiratory care. A Fellow's contributions extend beyond his or her individual job to a wider sphere of influence. Through educational achievement, validation of competency through advanced credentials, research initiatives, publication, and clinical initiatives, an AARC Fellow will have made a mark as a respiratory care professional of distinction. He was inducted in the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)The Lambda Beta Society In 2016, he was awarded National Honorary Member. This category of membership is reserved for persons who have made "one-of-a-kind" contributions to the profession. Brad received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from the Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care. In addition to his loving step-mother, Virginia Leidich and Aunt Janet Brewer, Brad is survived by his devoted life partner of 23 years, Vicki Gentzel; son, Michael Gentzel (Kristen) of Mifflintown; daughter, Erin Harrington (Robert) of Telford; his brother, Bryson Leidich (Barbara) of Harrisburg; nephew, Jason Leidich (Kathleen); niece, Tana Schiewer (Don); as well as several beloved grandchildren, cousins, and his best friend since 6th grade, Calvin Gates.

Ruth B. Klein Ciesielski, Class of 1960, age 80, of Jamestown, Ruth Ciesielski obituary, 1941-2022, Harrisburg, NYNY, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, died June 10, 2022, in UPMC Chautauqua. She was born November 14, 1941, in Harrisburg, PA, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Loeb Klein. Ruth was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Penn State University in Elementary Education, her master's degree from Penn State in student personnel college administration with a minor in international government and completed all but the dissertation for her doctorate degree. Before her retirement in 1998, Ruth was the college registrar for Jamestown Community College where she worked for 25 years. At JCC, she also held positions of division chairman of the Department of Human Development and Educational Services, Director of Institutional Research, and served several times as chairperson of JCC's Middle States Accreditation Committee. She also created and organized JCC's College/Career Day, an annual event serving high schools throughout Chautauqua County for over 25 years. Prior to JCC, Ruth was Harrisburg Area Community College's first Financial Aid Director. While at HACC, Ruth twice published research studies in juried national publications. She also helped establish and was an officer in the Pennsylvania Financial Aid Directors Association. Ruth was an assistant dean of students at SUNY at Oswego and at Penn State University, where she held several student affairs positions. Ruth was a member of several professional organizations and served on statewide committees both in New York and Pennsylvania. Ruth was a chairperson on the Hewes BOCES Advisory Board several times, was a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and served on the board of directors for Chautauqua County Meals on Wheels. Surviving is her husband, Joseph A. Ciesielski, whom she married September 12, 1971, several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence A. Klein who died April 14, 2021. 

William E. Turnbaugh, Class of 1964, age 75, of Harrisburg, entered eternal rest on June 14, 2022, at his home. Willliam was born on November 9, 1946, in Harrisburg, a son of the late Seiler H. Turnbaugh and Helen Marie (Lindsay) Turnbaugh. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Vietnam. William was retired from Giant Food where he was a front office manager for 42 years. William is survived by his sister, Grace Bakarich of Millersburg; brother-in-law, John Michael; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Hoover and Anna Mae Michael; and two brother-in-laws, Edward Hoover and William Bakarich.


Michael David Loy II, Class of 1994, of Treasure Lake, PA, Michael Loy II obituary, 1976-2022, Treasure Lake, PApassed away June 6, 2022 from natural causes. Mike was born in Harrisburg, PA on October 31, 1976. He is the son of the late Michael David Loy and Lois Sweetland (Jim). Mike leaves behind his wonderful wife, Mikaela. Mike was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Leroy D. Loy, and maternal grandfather, Francis E. Stossel. Mike leaves behind his sisters, Alison Weiand (Josh) of Mechanicsburg, PA and Ashlee Mchugh (Sean), South Lyon, Michigan, his in-laws, Rick and Cindy Smith, of Sykesville, PA a sister-in-law, Lindsey, San Diego,Ca and step brother, Kyle Sweetland. He will be missed by nephews, Trey, Jack, Chase and Drew, and niece, Emma, his grandmothers, Maryanne Loy and Doris Stossel, his wife's grandmothers, Flo Smith and Karen Miller. The family appreciates the support of his best friend, Pat. Mike graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA and later studied at Penn State University and University of Phoenix in Business Management. He especially enjoyed his rides around Pennsylvania and golfing with his wife, Mikaela.


Robert J. Kaminski, Class of 1966, age 74 of Mechanicsburg, Robert Kaminski obituary, 1947-2022, Mechanicsburg, PApassed away June 5, 2022. Bob was born on July 31, 1947 in Harrisburg, PA and graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1966. He was a Vietnam Veteran and proudly served in the US Army in the Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division from 1967 to 1968. Following his military service, Bob was employed by and retired from the Department of Corrections SCI Camp Hill. Bob was a lifetime social member of the Upper Allen Fire Department, a lifetime member of Lower Allen VFW Post 7530, and a member for 50 years of the Dillsburg Legion Post 26. He enjoyed watching Philly sports, going to the beach with his family, spending time with his granddaughter, and volunteering at the fire department. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 37 years, Jonnell (Furlong) Kaminski; his parents, Walter S., and Mary (Botchie) Kaminski and by his brother Rev. Mr. Walter Kaminski O.S.F.S. He is survived by his children, Kristopher (Amber), Aaron (Gillian) and Arika; his grandchildren Quinn and Collins; his sister, Stephanie Mesaric (Jeff); his sister-in-law, Pat Cleary (Rob); 3 nephews, 3 nieces their spouses and children.

Hayden “Haydro” Jorich, Class of 2024, age 16, of Dauphin, passed away on May 28, 2022 as the result of an ATV accident.  Born October 17, 2005, in Harrisburg, he was the son of Ryan C. and Aimee L. (Stoneroad) Jorich.
A 10th grade student at Central Dauphin High School, Hayden was loved by everyone. For many years, he enjoyed playing baseball and was excited to start football this season. Hayden loved the outdoors – whether on a 4-Wheeler, fishing, camping, hunting or at the beach. He was very mechanically inclined and could disassemble something and then rebuild it – often in his own unique way.
Hayden was focused on self-improvement through weight training; he strove to excel at it and was proud to have earned the Golden Ram Award. Perhaps what people appreciated most about Hayden was that he possessed a gentle heart and kind soul, and would do anything for anyone. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family and friends. Hayden attended St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist Catholic Church in Dauphin.
In addition to his parents, Hayden is survived by his grandparents, Daniel Jorich, Sr. and Deborah (Hicks) Jorich and Randy Stoneroad, Sr. and Teresa (Peck) Stoneroad, and his great grandmother, Linda Peck. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Daniel (Christina) Jorich, Jr.; Amanda (Christopher) Shireman; Melissa (Andrew) Dennis and Randy (Amanda) Stoneroad, Jr. and his cousins, Mikenna and Hannah Jorich; Carly Shireman; Wyatt and Emma Dennis; and Randy III, Abbi, Addelynn and Amber Stoneroad.


Thomas F. Bailey, Class of 1963, age 76, of Harrisburg died at home on May 28, 2022. Tom was born in the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY on July 21, 1945. He was the son of the late Frederick C. Bailey and Helen L. (Cook) Bailey. The family moved to the Penbrook neighborhood of Harrisburg in 1948 where Tom grew up. He remained in Harrisburg until the time of his passing. Tom attended Central Dauphin High School where he was a member of the 880-yard championship relay team and graduated in 1963. Tom was veteran of the Vietnam war and a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked for the former AMP Incorporated and retired after 42 years of dedicated service. He made many lifelong friends over the years. Throughout his life he loved spending time in the kitchen, cooking for family and friends, watching sports – especially Track & Field, and he loved a cold Rolling Rock (or two) after a day of yardwork. Tom was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Deanna (Dermott) Bailey and their two children Thomas and Elizabeth. He is also survived by sons Michael Bailey, of Philadelphia and Brian Barnett of Austin, Texas, and a brother John C. Bailey (Bonnie) of York, as well as several nieces, nephews, and many in-laws. His brother Bob preceded him in death.

Margaret "Peggy" Faranov Radanovic, Class of 1960, age 80, of Palmyra, died May 23, 2022 in UPMC Community Osteopathic Hospital, Lower Paxton Twp. She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox, the Circle of Serbian Sisters, the Serbian American Club, St. Nicholas Mothers Club, St. Nicholas Seniors, Serbian National Federation Lodge No. 37, and Belltone Hand Bell Choir at Londonderry Village. Peggy was the daughter of the late Peter P. and Pauline Jefferies Faranov and the widow of Samuel Radanovic. She is survived by three sons, Milan Radanovic and wife, Nina of Hummelstown, Gregory Radanovic and wife, Debby of Lancaster, and Christopher Radanovic and wife, Beth Ann of Etters; an adopted daughter, Marietta Mierski and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Ioanna, Luis Antonio, Justin, Nicholas, Marina, Kyranna, Christina, Anney, Nathan, and Marek; and one great grandson, Rohan. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Catherine Radanovic, and two brothers, Melvin and James Faranov.

Paul T. Klase, Class of 1961, age 78, of Mechanicsburg, passed Paul T. Klaseaway on May 24, 2022 in UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital. He was a retired Parks Maintenance Director with Upper Allen Twp., PA and a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War.
Paul was a member of Shepherdstown United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, VFW Post 6771, Dillsburg, Lower Allen VFW Post 7530, Mechanicsburg, American Legion Post 109, Mechanicsburg and Sons of the American Legion Post 26, Dillsburg.
Paul was born in Harrisburg, the son of the late Paul V. and Helen (Myers) Klase.
He is survived by his children, Timothy P. Klase and wife Tammie of Dillsburg, Daniel S. Klase of Lewisberry, Stephen M. Klase of Lewisberry and Susan R. Klase Roher and husband Mark of Lewisberry; his brother Harry L. Klase and wife Sandra of Grantville, PA; and a grandson Justin Ryan Klase.



Barry Colyer, Class of 1959, resident of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Big Flats, NY, went to be with his savior on May 15, 2022, after a long illness. He was born on October 23, 1941 in Lewistown, PA to Marlin and Dorothy (Mellott) Colyer. Barry married the love of his life, Constance (Hart), on June 26, 1971. Together they raised three sons: Dr. Corey (Rachel) Colyer of Morgantown, WV, Mr. Christopher (Caroline) Colyer of Cranford, NJ, and Colonel Marcus (Jessica) Colyer of Mercer Island, WA. He delighted in his eight grandchildren, Kaitlyn (21), Jacob (15), Zachary (14), Alex (11), Ethan (10), Emelyn (8), Sadie (6), and Isaac (4). Also surviving is half-sister, Marlene Beckwith of Johnstown, PA, and several cousins (Gary Jordan, Earl Jordan, Carol Marvonek, Walter Rex, and Deborah Downing). Barry graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1959, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Gettysburg College in 1963, and was then commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He served two years in active duty at Fort Bragg, NC, including a deployment to the Dominican Republic. He later commanded A Co, 1-313 Infantry, Carlisle Barracks, PA, in the U.S. Army Reserves. After serving his country, he launched his first career as an analytical chemist, first at Hershey Foods in Hershey, PA, then at MJ. Holloway in Chicago, Illinois, and finally at A&P Foods in Horseheads, New York. Barry's love of his Lord and fascination with the history of the Early Church led him back to school. While living in the Chicago area, he earned a Master's degree in Church History and Greek from Wheaton College. In 1981 he launched a second career and ministry in Christian retailing. He and Connie owned and operated three Christian bookstores, serving New York state's southern tier until January 2010, when they retired. In retirement, Barry invested his time reading, writing, teaching, collecting ancient coins, and following the New York Yankees. He was also a dedicated (if slow) runner. He loved to regale his friends and family with accounts of his unusual encounters on the road. Most notable was when he mistook a small black bear for a large dog. He growled at the animal, his usual strategy for dog encounters. Fortunately (for both of them), the bear kept its distance avoiding catastrophe.

Christina E. Hock Brown, Class of 1963, age 78, of Harrisburg, passed away May 11, 2022 at Hershey Medical Center. Born March 20, 1944 in Harrisburg; shew as the daughter of the late Charles F. and Claire (Nace) Hock; and preceded in death by her husband Ervin W. Brown; and daughter, Kim LaRosa. Surviving is her daughter, Dawn M. Ebling (Troy); three sons, Wilbur Brown, Jon Brown (Deb) and James Justice; she raised two grandchildren, Christina Fanning and Gaige Brown; brother, Charles O. Hock (Sheri); 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Christina retired from P.E.B.T.F. in 2009 and attended Salem Lutheran Church, Oberlin.

Robbie A. Hammaker Lepley, Class of 1972, age 67 of Harrisburg, died May 3, 2022 at her home. Robbie was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of Betty Hammaker and the late Robert Hammaker. She was a Fiscal Technician with the Commonwealth of Pa. She was a member of the Linglestown Fire Co., Auxiliary and Linglestown Life United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping, spending time with family, and was a pet lover. Robbie was also very excited for the arrival of her granddaughter, due in October. Robbie is survived by, in addition to her mother, her daughter, Barbara Lightner; her brother, Robert Hammaker.

William (“Bill”) H. Knaub, Class of 1969, age 70, of Harrisburg, died September 24, 2021, at UPMC Harrisburg after a two-week battle for his life.  Bill was born in Harrisburg, the proud son of Janet Knaub and the late Arthur E. Knaub, Sr. Bill grew up in the Linglestown area with his four beloved siblings, the late Arthur Knaub, Jr., Carl Knaub, Diane (Knaub) Lehew, and the late Dennis Knaub. He graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1969. Soon after his graduation, he married his beautiful, brilliant, and adoring wife of 51 years, Sharen (Foreman) Knaub.
Bill was a loyal employee of Dayton Auto Parts, where he was a fabricator for 47 years before his retirement, but Bill lived for his family. In addition to being a dedicated, lifelong partner to Sharen, Bill raised two outstanding sons, Matthew (Wife Alyssa) and David (Wife Jessica) Knaub. Bill provided his boys with safety and comfort, coached them as young Linglestown athletes, and prepared them to become the loving, solid men that they are today.
Defying his large stature and sometimes-crotchety demeanor, children loved Bill, and Bill loved them back. His greatest attribute in life, and his lasting legacy, was his ability to connect with and care for young people. Bill provided stability, and even his home, to several generations of family, many of whom lovingly refer to him as Uncle Bill. Bill was a father- and grandfather-figure to so many, always available to give love, support, and advice to anyone in need.  In recent years, the brightest light in Bill’s life was his grandson, Colton. To Colton, Bill is Pop, a nickname that filled Bill’s soul with pride and happiness. As he did with his sons and many nephews, nieces and their children, Bill lovingly and selflessly spent hours with Colton, giving him tractor rides, teaching him the finer points of bird watching, and crafting.
Bill was a rock to so many and expected nothing in return. He will be missed but remembered with love and admiration.