Daniel "Dan" Schiavoni, Class of 1972, age 68, of Harrisburg, Daniel Schiavoni obituary, Harrisburg, PAsuccumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on November 18, 2022. An individual who availed himself of every opportunity to explore, relish and enjoy life to the fullest, while still giving freely of his gifts to family and his many, many friends. Dan was an in-all-the-way type of man, whether it was engaging in the mundane like coffee shop chats with friends, conversations at the local cigar shop, business meetings, or fellowship with friends and family. He always approached life with enthusiasm. Dan was not a man of moderation - vigorously pursuing his passions in life which included being a pilot, cycling, and living an active life style. Family and friends alike will fondly remember his humor, his capacity for giving, and his unique skills and talents. Dan was a consistent presence and a rock-solid foundation with a base of goodness. He chose to live his life, sharing his love, friendship, and humor with all he met throughout his life, including his final moments with us. He will be deeply missed. He is the beloved son of Beverly and Sparky Schiavoni (deceased); husband to Patricia (Friel); brother of Irene (Schiavoni) VanBuskirk; father of Joseph (and his wife Danielle), Joshua, and Taylor; grandfather to Mia, JJ, Sophia, Bella and Skylar; uncle to Schiavon, Neal (deceased), Ally, Jack, and Francis. He was loved by his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, who viewed him as a larger than life man who was steady, reliable, and supportive presence. Dan was not a man of moderation - vigorously pursuing his passions in life which included being a pilot, cycling, and living an active life style. Dan's work career included two service tenures at the Commonwealth of PA, first at the Office of Attorney General (serving as head of aviation, as well as surveillance), and a later term at the Department of General Services as Deputy Secretary, (overseeing both the Capitol Police and a part of Real Estate operations). Dan also had a lengthy career as a real estate developer.

Constance “Connie” K. Houck Danner, Class of 1965, age 76, of Harrisburg died on November 4, 2022, at her home. Connie was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Houck. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1965 and was a member of the Robert H. Hoke American Legion Post 272 of Linglestown.

Connie was predeceased by her husband, James M. Danner, her granddaughter, Ashlee Danner and her sister, Shirley Sheetz.

Connie is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Donald) Molander; her son, Robert (Trish) Danner; five grandchildren; her brothers, Roy (Pat) Houck, Jr. and Larry Houck.


Marilyn A. (Winters) Heim, Class of 1974, age 66, of Palmyra, passed away at her home on October 29, 2022.  Born Thursday, July 26, 1956, in Limestone, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Dale L. and Marie A. (Bailey) Winters.  She was married to Gary J. Heim for over 43 years.

Marilyn was a member of Susquehanna Valley Church, Harrisburg.  She graduated in 1974 from Central Dauphin High School, in 1977 from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. Degree in Special and Elementary Education, and in 1979 with a Master’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Communicative Disorders.   She taught for several years in Pennsylvania public schools. 

Marilyn’s primary passion in life was caring for her children and grandchildren.  What they remember most about her is the selfless love she poured into each of their lives.    

In addition to her husband, Marilyn will be lovingly missed by her four children: Jennifer R. Hughes, married to Derek, of Palmyra; Christie H. Fugate, married to J.E.B., of Palmyra; Meredith A. Dinger, married to Ryan, of Palmyra; and Nathan J. Heim, of Lancaster.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren as well as three siblings and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. 



On the night of October 2, 2022, while doing one of the things she loved most, traveling with friends and family, Jane Susan Beecher, Class of 1983, was called to the heavens to become Jane Beecher obituary, Harrisburg, PAthe newest Angel amongst the stars. Born in Elmira, New York on December 3, 1964 to Robert and Dolores Beecher, the family moved to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area where Jane graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1983 and started on the path of becoming a true angel and hero in today’s sense by pursuing a career in nursing.

Throughout her career, Jane worked in all areas of the nursing field, including working at the local hospital, in Doctor’s offices, with assisted living facilities, and with home healthcare. Her final job was a thankless job that entailed the review and processing medical claims. And while there were times when she would complain about the work, it would never stop her from furthering her education, which resulted in her obtaining several certifications and a Master’s of Science for Nursing Degree.

Throughout her career as a nurse, Jane touched many lives; however, it was her love for nature and animals that really caught this author’s attention. Jane would scream for me to stop the car because she saw what she thought was a blurry image of a moose walking through the woods in the Green Mountains in Vermont. I could not get the car stopped fast enough and she was out with her camera. When people would pull up beside and ask what was going on, and I would tell them, instant traffic jam for a shadow. She even made me turn around and drive back 10 miles so she could get a picture of the ever-elusive moose while driving between Yellowstone and Rocky Mountains National Parks.

However, what really made Jane stand out was her love for water. While she would be the first person to say that she was more like a corgi, with its little short legs and sometime the same length in temperament. If there was a body of water around, Jane had to put her feet into it, or at least touch it. Since our time together, Jane has seen the ponies of Assateague Island and has eaten fresh lobster in Maine, all while playing in the ocean at both locations. She has also dipped her feet into four of the five Great Lakes, finding out just how cold Lake Superior really is, even in the summer, and stood in the great Mississippi River. Our final trip together was out to the Pacific Ocean where Jane got to experience the San Francisco Bay as well as sandy beaches of Carmel by the Sea before heading east into the majestic Yosemite National Park.

And while Jane Susan Beecher may be the newest Angel Amongst the Stars, I will never be able to approach a body of water again without hearing her laughing, screaming with delight, and seeing her footsteps running off into the water. Jane, I always have and always will love you. You will always be in my heart and we will be together again. Jane has touched the lives of many throughout her short time with us that if we measured the love from family and friends that she is leaving the same way as we do precious metals, Jane would own the world, animals would roam free and be healthy, and a penguin would be the world’s mascot. To add to the distant relatives and close friends, Jane is survived by her husband, David Taylor; her two sons Joshua and Nathaniel Wilson; two step-step sons Christopher and Phillip Taylor; a daughter-in-law, Kelly Pyott; two siblings, Jay Beecher and Jill Willsey; a bonus daughter Ashley Mader, and the closest thing that she would ever have to grandchildren, a bunch of fur babies.



Etta May Kapp, Class of 1956, passed away on September 2, 2022 at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Martin G. Lane, Jr., Class of 1956, passed away on October
Martin Lane Jr. obituary, 1938-2022, Syracuse, NY28, 2022. Affectionately known as "Marty", he began his life in a humble home in Paxtang, PA. Born on May 10, 1938, Marty was the oldest son to Martin and Ruth Lane. He attended John Harris High School, but his senior class was transferred to Central Dauphin, from which he graduated in 1956. He attended Penn State University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He received his Bachelor of Administration from Penn State University, and then joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1960, which he continued until 1966 when he was honorably discharged. Marty worked for Foremost Insurance Company from 1961 until he and his partners started Aegis Insurance Company in 1977. Aegis provides specialty insurance and is located in Harrisburg, PA. Marty was a true entrepreneur with a fierce vision for success. His partners, their hard work, leadership, integrity (and a good bit of luck per Marty), grew Aegis into a national insurance provider in 48 states. Marty loved entertaining his customers and friends whether on the water in the Florida Keys, in Annapolis, MD, or in Harrisburg, PA. Faith and attending church were extremely important to Marty. He had not missed church in over 35 years. He held long-time memberships in the YMCA, the Masonic Perseverance Lodge #21, and the Kentucky Colonels. Marty loved to help others. He and his wife Sheri's passion is the Nativity School of Harrisburg where they take great interest and pride in the success of the students. Marty was also an avid fan of football and wrestling and closely followed Penn State's teams. They support Penn State Athletics, the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club and Penn State Health. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sheri Phillips Lane, son Gregory Lane, Daughter Julie Walker, Granddaughter Sammie Walker, Grandson Alex Walker, and his brother William Lane (Sharon). Marty is predeceased by his loving sisters Lita Keeney and Marianne Wohlfarth. 

Judith Miller Klinefelter, Class of 1958, age 81 of Harrisburg, Judith Klinefelter obituary, West Hanover Twp., PAdied October 25, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family. Judith was born in West Hanover Twp. and was the daughter of the late W. Robert and Sarah Miller. She graduated from Central Dauphin High School, Class of 1958, Polyclinic School of Nursing, Class of 1961, Lebanon Valley College and Penn State University for Masters in Science and Doctorate in Education, in Nursing. Judith worked for Polyclinic Hospital and was a school nurse for Central Dauphin. She worked for the Pennsylvania Assoc. of Nurses and for the bulk of her work, was a nursing instructor for Penn State University at Hershey. She taught Basic Student Nursing for more than 15 years. Judith founded Twin Brooks Horse Show Association and was made a life member. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Penn National Horse Show. In addition she attended, with her Draft Horse "Sam", most local horse shows as well as being a Horse Show Mom for her daughters. Judith is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Klinefelter; her daughters, Barbara (Erich Bair) Boggan and Elizabeth (Scott) Bezsylko; her grandchildren, Linsay Sara (Nic) Hocking, Anastasia Byzsylko, Kristen (Garrett) Boggan Rine; two great-grandsons, Oren Garrett Rine and Levi James.

Lauren "Larry" G. Heckert, Class of 1957, age 83 of Lauren Heckert obituary, West Hanover Twp., PAHarrisburg, died October 13, 2022 at Capitol Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Larry was born in Oberlin and was the son of the late Carl and Lois Heckert. He was last employed as a dispatcher with Pennsylvania Truck Lines. He was previously employment was with Fox's Markets and Acme Markets in Hershey. He was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was an avid hunter and played many sports in his younger years. Later in life, he and Ella loved playing Golf together. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was a skilled builder that made many upgrades to his current home. He was a kind man that was always available whenever someone needed help. Larry was predeceased in addition to his parents, by his grandson, Josh. Larry is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ella Heckert; his sons, Lauren (Terasa) Heckert of Seminole FL and Robert (Gilda) Heckert of Dillsburg PA; his step daughter, Katherine Drenning of Harrisburg PA; his step son, Paul (Alison) Drenning of Sherman Oaks CA; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; his brother, Carl (Betty) Heckert; two nephews and four nieces. 

Sarah Irene (Proudfoot) Santana, Class of 1962, age 77, of Harrisburg, PA passed away peacefully at Carolyn’s House on August 31, 2022.  Her loving husband, José, was by her side on what was also their 49th Wedding Anniversary. Born October 7, 1944 in Steelton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Esther (Fox) Proudfoot and was also preceded in death by her beloved sister, Mary A. Proudfoot, and two brothers.
Sarah was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and worked in the food industry for over 30 years, most notable Wendy’s and Ponderosa.  Never ready to retire, she truly enjoyed working and being independent. She had many interests, but her family will tell you that number one on her list was Elvis.  Music, Elvis impersonators, shows; anything Elvis related.  She was an avid wrestling fan, enjoyed going to the swimming pool, reading (especially magazines and newspapers), word puzzles, shopping, carnivals and Live Shows, such as Sight and Sound. Mostly, she was devoted to her family and friends, and cherished spending time with them. She was loving, caring, and generous to a fault, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving is her husband:  José A. Santana; her children:  Lisa M. Mundorf-Tagoe, Harrisburg, Anthony Santana, Harrisburg, Kendra L. Santana, Harrisburg, and Marco A. Santana, Harrisburg; 8 grandchildren; great-grandchild, nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.


William J. McCloskey, III, Class of 1985, age 55, of William McCloskey III obituary, 1967-2022, Harrisburg, PAHarrisburg, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2022 at UPMC Community General Hospital. Born May 31, 1967 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Bill was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1985 and Lehigh University Class of 1989. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He was employed as an environmental engineering specialist with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for nearly 18 years. His previous employment was with Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories and Niro, Inc. He was preceded in death by his father, William J. McCloskey, Jr., his paternal grandparents, William J. McCloskey, Sr. & Helen McCloskey, and his maternal grandfather, Frank Susa. Surviving are his mother, Patricia (Susa) McCloskey, his brother, Anthony J. McCloskey and his wife, Angela of Harrisburg, nephew, Alexander McCloskey, niece, Adrianna McCloskey, maternal grandmother, Molly Munko of Harrisburg, aunt Josephine Intihar and her husband, Jerry of Johnstown, uncle, Edward McCloskey and his wife, Jeannine of Altoona, and cousins Deborah Falvo, Ted McCloskey, Michael McCloskey, and Kelly Gray. Bill was a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church. He was a saxophone player, enjoyed playing pinochle, and especially spending time with his nephew and niece. He looked forward to summer vacation trips to the Jersey Shore at Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. Bill enjoyed attending several 70's and 80's music concerts. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill was a wonderful son and best brother anyone could hope for. He was so thoughtful, kind, and patient.

Eileen J. Stence Reichard, Class of 1957, age 82, formerly of Eileen Reichard obituary, 1939-2022, Dauphin, PADauphin, passed away on October 5, 2022 at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. Born on October 16, 1939 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Harry and Sara (Brackbill) Stence. Eileen was retired from Mid Atlantic Corporate Credit Union as the Senior Vice President/COO. She was a member of Clarks Valley Evangelical Congregational Church, Dauphin, OES Chapter #380, Eager Beavers bowling league, Dauphin card club, Sunshine Seniors of Dauphin, and a supporter of the Dauphin-Middle Paxton Historical Society. She enjoyed being with her family and friends and especially her great-granddaughter, Olivia, who lit up her world. She loved to travel and take road trips, especially to Potter County, PA. Eileen was the widow of Frank A. Reichard, Jr., preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Reichard, 2 brothers, Donald Brackbill and William Stence. Surviving are her daughter, Lynne M. Kouros and her husband, Steve of Etters, a stepson, Frank A. Reichard, III, and his wife, Jody of Harrisburg, a brother, Edward Stence of Harrisburg, 5 grandchildren, Tyler Reidlinger, Morgan Reidlinger, Apostolos "Toli" Kouros, Taryn Guthridge, Frank A. Reichard, IV, a great granddaughter, Olivia Krebs, as well as many bothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

James Lehman Wilson, Class of 1989, age 52, of James Wilson obituary, 1970-2022, Hummelstown, PAHummelstown, joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on September 26, 2022 after an 18-month hard-fought battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Jim was born on September 11, 1970 at Harrisburg Hospital, son of the late Douglas S. and Elaine Mae (Lehman) Wilson. Jim was a 1989 graduate of Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg. He graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA. Jim was a part of The National Dean's List as well as Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994 with a B.A. in Missiology and a minor in Biblical Languages. Jim worked for Kinney Shoe Store in the Harrisburg area as a sales manager until 1996 and then joined the Lehman Motors family. Jim's grandfather, Earl B. Lehman, founded the company. Jim began his career in the Parts Department, moving on to the Service Department then the Sales Department and finishing his Lehman Motors career as a Business Development Manager and Managing Partner. Jim loved his work family. Also, Jim believed every client was a part of the Lehman Motors Family and he built friendships with many. Jim and Heidi and their four sons attended Hope Community Church for 28 years. Jim was a Sunday School teacher and assistant. He served on the Elder Board and Benevolence Team. Jim was a servant. He was humble and always willing to help. Jim had a love of bicycling. He bought his first mountain bike in 1989 and enjoyed breaking it in on the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Northeast Georgia. Jim added many bikes to his fleet over the years. In his 40's, Jim joined Blue Mountain Velo (BMV) and began racing competitively. He enjoyed a few podium finishes. Tuesday Book Club (a weekly bicycle ride) had seasoned cyclists that taught him what he needed to know to stay safe while in group rides and in competitions. He enjoyed riding solo centuries (100 miles) the most. For Jim, riding was an act of worship. He prayed, sang worship songs and hymns, and thoroughly enjoyed God's handiwork as seen in nature and felt God's pleasure as he pedaled. He also mentored a few younger cyclists and experienced much joy watching them succeed in bicycle repair, riding, and racing. Jim had a heart for Jesus and wanted everyone to have a personal relationship with his Savior. Jim was a gentleman and didn't foist his beliefs on anyone, but if someone wanted to talk about his faith, he was ready and able. Jim supported missionaries domestic and foreign to enable more people to hear about Jesus. He financed 6+ languages with Jesus Film Project. Jim desired every person to have the bible in their own language and dialect. Jim is survived by his wife of 30 years, Heidi (Schmidt) Wilson; his sons: Isak (wife Jade), Luke, Brig (wife Shay) and John/Jack. His Sister, Julia (Wilson) Tilley (husband Ron), nephew, Keegan. His Uncles and Aunts; Carl Lehman, Ken Lehman (wife Karen), Don Seidel, Alex Wilson (wife Linda), Arlene Wilson and many many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Elaine (Lehman) Wilson, his sister Christine. 

Walter A. Wise Jr., Class of 1959, age 77, of State College
Walter A. Wisedied April 6, 2019, at his residence. He was born November 27, 1941 in Harrisburg PA; a son of the late Walter A. Wise Sr. and Mary Emma (Welch) Wise.  On August 13, 1966, he married the love of his life, Carole (Rothwell) Wise who survives at home. They were married for 52 wonderful years. 
Walter graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology receiving a bachelor degree. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1968. Walt loved to go hunting and shooting, he loved being outdoors. His greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He taught at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD, the Montgomery County Community College, MD, and Penn State University. He was a member of the Metro Safety Board in DC and Pi Kappa Phi at Drexel. He served as the Patton Township Supervisor and served on the Airport Authority Council at University Park Airport, State College.
Walt retired from Montgomery County Fire Company as Deputy Chief, and was an arson investigator for the PAAI; Fire Administrator for the COB – Alpha Fire Dept.; Assistant Centre Region Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator; PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute.  Additionally, he was a member of NAFP (National Association for Fire Prevention); a Walter Wise Sr. Memorial Pistol Match Volunteer; Security Guard for American Band Stand in Philadelphia, PA; a member of State College Assembly of God and a member of the State College Access Church; Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, MD; and a volunteer Fireman at Colonial Park Fire Company in Harrisburg, PA.
Along with his wife Carole, he is survived by his two children; David A. Wise (Tracy) of Wheaton, MD, and Jennifer L. Herman (Gregory) of Aurora, OH; six grandchildren, David A. Wise II, Matthew W. Herman, Emma R. Herman, Cheyenne N. Wise, Malea L. Herman, and Lilly G. Herman; two siblings, Rebecca M. Meals (Ira) of Harrisburg, Dale S. Wise (Gale) of Harrisburg; he is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.