Lillian C. Koelsch
September 9, 2004
Lillian C. (Cameron) Koelsch, 86, of Lower Allen Twp., Camp Hill, and formerly of Toms River, NJ, died Thursday, September 09, 2004, at Manor Care, Camp Hill.
She was a retired physical therapist for the Presbyterian Hospital, Newark, NJ; a past president of the Garden Club of New Jersey and a member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Mrs. Koelsch was born May 8, 1918, in Port Clinton, OH, to the late Roy and Lulu (Johnson) Cameron. She was the widow of John G. “Jack” Koelsch.
Surviving are two cousins, Louis Brodnick of Steelton and Anthony Brodnick of Lake Wells, FL; a niece, Mary Ellen Taylor, NJ.
Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday at the Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., New Cumberland, with the Rev. John DeNicola officiating. Burial will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg. Viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Garden Club of New Jersey, 126 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1331.
September 18, 2004
Michael Griva, age 84 years, of Harrisburg, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 18, 2004, at Beverly Care Center, East Pennsboro Twp.
Mr. Griva, “Mike”, was born February 4, 1920, in Steelton, PA and was the son of the late Vuyo (George) Griva and Mary (Matto) Griva and was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sara T. Stilo Griva and his brother Elye Griva. Mr. Griva attended Edison Jr. High School in Steelton, PA, until he was forced to leave to help support his family after the death of his father. At age 17, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and, for two years, helped to build many of the roads, bridges, and other known landmarks in Perry County which are still in existence. Mr. Griva enlisted in the Army during WWII where he was a Rifleman in the 34th Infantry, 24th Division. He was presented with the WWII Victory Medal and a medal for his marksmanship. During WWII, Mr. Griva was part of a mission on the U.S.S. Bismark to Sasebo, Japan, where he was stationed for five months as a peacekeeper among the Japanese. After WWII, Mr. Griva worked as a Baggage man for both the former Pennsylvania Railroad and the U.S. Postal Service with over 32 years of combined service. After his retirement, Mr. Griva was named as Sexton for St. Paul’s. Lutheran Church, New Cumberland, PA with over 10 years of service. Mr. Griva was loved deeply by his family and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Griva was loved deeply by his family and will be greatly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Tuesday in his church with the Rev. Paul R. Shuda as celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Swatara Twp. Viewing will be held 6-8 pm Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 2121 North Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Ruth Mary Coble
September 15, 2004
Ruth Mary (Kister) Coble, 85, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Newberrytown, died Wednesday, September 15, 2004, at Manor Care, Camp Hill.
She was a retired collar setter for the former Bern Haven Sewing Factory, York Haven; a member of Paddletown St. Paul United Methodist Church, Newberrytown; York White Rose Chapter of the Embroidery Guild of America; and she was an accomplished seamstress and quilt maker. Mrs. Coble was born April 25, 1919, in Newberry Twp., York County, to the late Lawrence J. and Carrie F. (Beard) Kister. She was the widow of Robert Andrew Coble.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy E. (Coble) Lehr, Harrisburg, and Karen U. Zecher, Hockenssin, DE; three brothers, Charles Kister, Mt. Wolf, George Kister, Dubois, and Grant Wesley Kister, Marysville; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm on Monday at her church with the Rev. Joyce M. Treas officiating. Burial will be in Paddletown Cemetery, Newberry Twp. Viewing will be 1-2 pm Monday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136 (www.parkinson.org) or to Red Land Senior Center, 60 Newberry Commons, Etters PA 17319 (Redlandsenior@aol.com). Arrangements are under the direction of Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland.
Graydon E. Stright
September 17, 2004
Graydon E. Stright, 67, of Fairview Twp., New Cumberland, died Friday, September 17, 2004, at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.
Mr. Stright was a retired firefighter for Harrisburg International Airport, Middletown; an Air Force veteran; a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Mechanicsburg; West Shore Sportsmen’s Association, Lewisberry; and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was born August 9, 1937, in Stroudsburg, to the late Tracey and Carrie Effie (Marvin) Stright.
Surviving are his wife, Delorma G. (DeVito) Stright; two sons, Stephen J., New Cumberland, and Brian M., Lemoyne; a sister, Beulah McConnell, Stroudsburg; a grandson, Brian M. Stright II.
Funeral services will be held 10 am Wednesday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland, with the Rev. M. Edward Messersmith officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Visitation will be held 6 – 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.
Anna M. Hoffman
September 18, 2004
Anna M. Hoffman, 90, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Camp Hill, died Saturday, September 18, 2004.
She was a retired employee of Gould Mesereau Company, Brooklyn; a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Forest Hills, PA; First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union. Mrs. Hoffman was born November 16, 1913, to the late Michael and Elizabeth Julia (Yencho) Hasso and was the widow of John S. Hoffman.
Surviving are a brother, Rev. Bede Hasso, O.S.B., Latrobe, PA; a sister, Helen T. Brady, Port Vue, PA; nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 pm on Saturday at her church with the Rev. Tachomius Okogie as celebrant. Entombment will take place at 1 pm Friday, the day prior to the mass, in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland.
Kathy S. Zearing
September 19, 2004
Kathy S. (McKean) Zearing, 50, of Lemoyne, died Sunday, September 19, 2004 at her home.
She was an Operations Officer for Pennsylvania Department of State. She also worked as an administrative Assistant for Daley, Zucker, & Gingrich, LLC. She was born June 26, 1954 in Harrisburg. She was predeceased by her father, Harold W. Zearing.
She is survived by her children, Cristina A. and Kenneth A. McKean of Lemoyne; her mother, Mary Jane (Deibler) Zearing of Harrisburg; two brothers, Gary Zearing of East Hanover Twp. and William Zearing of Halifax; two sisters, Jacquelyn Zettlemoyer of Fairview Twp. and Heidi Beetem of Carlisle; three nieces; two nephews; one great niece and one great nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Thursday at Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., New Cumberland. Burial will be in Emanuel Cemetery, Fairview Twp. Viewing will be from 9:30am until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.
Henrietta S. Robison
September 21, 2004
Henrietta S. Robison, 79, of New Cumberland died Tuesday September 21, 2004 in her residence.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland and was active there as a quilter and in its prayer chain. She was a volunteer for the New Cumberland Public Library where she was a book shelver. Mrs. Robison attended Gettysburg College. She was born April 2, 1925 in Silver Run, MD to the late Denton and Molly E. (Brown) Yingling.
She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, William “Jack” Robison; 2 sons, William H. and wife Sandra L. of Camp Hill and James E. and wife Lorraine P. of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren, Karen, Tricia, Steven and Alexander.
Services will be held at noon on Friday September 24, 2004 in her church with the Rev. Elaine M. Dent, her pastor officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be held prior to services at 10 am in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp
Memorial contributions may be made to either her church at 530 Bridge St. New Cumberland, PA 17070; American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 100 Harrisburg, Pa 17110; or Hospice of Central PA, P.O. Box 266 Enola, PA 17025.