Jacob J. Stoss Jr., Class of 1965, age 73, of Marysville, died Saturday, September 12, 2020 in his home. Jacob was a retired Chief of Police for the Marysville Police Department and had been a karate instructor for many years. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Hollern, Wyndmoor; one brother, Michael Stoss, Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy Jean Plusquellic Allen, Class of 1959, daughter of Frank Plusquellic and Ethel Viola Glenn, born March 23, 1941 in Indiana, PA, died peacefully at home in Lenexa, Kansas, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from causes incident to Parkinson's syndrome. Nancy was a long-time resident of Gambrills MD. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Dean Allen, a daughter, Jennifer Miller, and two sons, Aaron Dean Allen and Ian Woodruff Allen. Nancy graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg PA; from Alderson Broaddus College in Phillipi WV with a BA in nursing and from Syracuse University with an MS in Nursing Education. After raising a family, she returned to nursing as a clinical instructor for Howard County Community College and served as a shift supervisor over the Howard County General Hospital in Columbia Maryland. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the Nursing Honor Society and was active in the leadership of the Maryland Nurses Association, serving on the Ethics Panel. She was a long-time leader of youth in the LDS Church's Young Women Association and the Boy Scouts of America, serving many years as a leader and camp nurse in the camping program for the young women. She earned her Wood Badge beads and was given the District Award of Merit by the Four Rivers District of the BSA for her service to youth. Nancy was skilled in and loved handcrafts of all types; Knitting, Crocheting, sewing, needlepoint, cake decorating, art and piano until Parkinson's disease robbed her of those faculties.
Valerie Graybill Harte, Class of 1977, of Harrisburg, PA passed away Friday September 4, 2020 at Carolyn's House (Hospice) in Harrisburg, PA. Valerie was born July 8, 1959 in Harrisburg, PA to Richard M. and Eleanor (Hoffman) Graybill. Valerie was predeceased by her husband Stephen F. Snow of Harrisburg, PA. She is survived by her Husband, Paul Harte of Harrisburg, PA. Her daughter, Shannon Snow (Sites) and husband Scott of Middletown, PA. Daughter, Amy (Snow) Swank and her husband Justin of Harrisburg, PA. Valerie has one grandson, Ian Swank and a granddaughter, Addyson Swank of Harrisburg, PA. Stepson Justin Harte and his wife Carly of Raleigh, North Carolina and their daughter Skylar Harte. Valerie has two siblings. Her brother, Douglas Graybill and his wife Cheryl of Mechanicsburg, PA. Sister, Victoria (Graybill) Harte and her husband Eric of Dillsburg, PA. Valerie is also survived by 4 nephews and 2 nieces. Valerie also has 2 great nephews. Valerie was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1977. She was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 22 years as an analyst in the department of Public Welfare.
Charles E. "Sut" Wevodau III, Class of 1962, age 76, of Paxtang, passed suddenly on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Logan Gap Hunting Camp, Centre Hall, PA. He was born on May 6, 1944 in Harrisburg, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Wevodau. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School Class of 1962. He was a Mason by trade. Sut's greatest joys in life were spending time with his grandchildren, his family, time at hunting camp, Raystown Lake, golfing, and hunting. In his earlier years he played baseball, softball, football, basketball, and was a bronze medalist in the Senior Olympics in volleyball. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joanne (Branoff) Wevodau; two daughters, Andrea Cauffman and husband David of Blain and Beth Touloumes of New Oxford; four grandchildren, Jade and wife Katie, Taylor, Nikolas, and Alexis; three brothers, Larry and wife Carol, Bruce and wife Sue, and Jeff Wevodau. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much.
Ronald Leroy Smith, Class of 1964, age 74, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on May 8th, 2020, at home. He was born on February 12th, 1946, in Harrisburg to the late Thomas W. Smith and Mary (Gingrich) Smith. He was a U. S. Army veteran and was retired from the Defense Logistics Agency, New Cumberland Depot, with 30 years of service. He was very active with Alcoholics Anonymous for many years. He enjoyed computers and his family. Surviving are a brother Thomas W. Jr., (Brenda), a niece Kris Barge (Larry), and their children, Alexis and Brendan all of Hummelstown; a nephew Thomas G. Smith (Kim) and son Chase all of Hummelstown.
Donald James Butler, Jr., Class of 1962, age 76 of Davenport, FL passed away on August 17 at his home. Born in Harrisburg, PA he was the son of the late Donald J. Butler, Sr. and G. Eleanor Poole Butler. He is survived by his companion Sondra Nelson, a daughter Tami J. Butler-Cassel, a son David A. Butler (Melinda), a sister Vivian Lee Butler-Anderson, a brother Michael A. Butler, stepchildren James L. Sundy and Sherry R. Ju, as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen H. Butler. Donald graduated from Central Dauphin High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University. He was employed as a Harrisburg City Police Officer, a Corporal with the Swatara Township Police Department, and a Law Enforcement educator at Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School in PA. He was a Dedicated Case Management Counselor and retired as a Juvenile Probation Officer of Polk County, FL. Donald was a Red Cross Aquatics Director and earned the highest merit of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #42 Harrisburg-Lawnton, PA. He had a strong passion for travel and had taken more than 30 cruises, and was a Diamond member of Royal Caribbean Cruises. Donald was a Freemason and was awarded the 50 Year Masonic Service Emblem from the R.W. Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of PA. He was a member and Past Master of Masonic Blue Lodge #629 in PA. He was Past Grand Tall Cedar, Harrisburg Forest #43. He was also a member of The Shriners and the Oriental Band in PA. He was a 35-year FL York Rite member, Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master, and Past Commander of the local bodies. He served as Governor of Pentagon York Rite College. He received the Order of the Purple Cross for his dedication to Masonry. He also served as Sovereign Secretary and Secretary of the Allied Masonic Degree in Winter Haven, FL #115. Donald was active in the Eastern Star and was currently serving as Worthy Patron, and was Past Patron for Winter Haven Chapter #74. He was a member of Knight York Cross of Honor in Orlando. He played a large part of the Super Excellent Master Degree held annually in FL. He served as Grand Marshall of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in 2016; one of the many highlights of his Masonic journey. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg and the West Shore Baptist Church of Camp Hill, PA. Donald was also a member of NorthRidge Church in Haines City, and attended the First Baptist Church of Orlando, FL.