George D. Rudy
November 4, 2004
George D. “Bud” Rudy, 73, of Fairview Twp. died Thursday November 4, 2004 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.
He was a retired over the road truck driver for Roadway Express, S.A. Moyer Transportation, Capital Products, and also worked for 18 years for Deforest Sign Co., Harrisburg. He was an Army veteran completing his basic training at Ft. Dix, NJ before serving a year in Germany, three years at Governor’s Island, NY and being honorably discharged in December of 1952 from Indiantown Gap Military Installation, Annville, PA. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of American Legion Post 143, New Cumberland; National Rifle Assn.; Life Member and Past President of Fairview Twp. Volunteer Fire Department; and Life Member of Good Sam RV Club. Bud was born September 11, 1931 in Rudytown, York Co. to the late Stewart and Gertrude (Zimmerman) Rudy.
He is survived by his wife Glenda M. (Reynolds) Rudy; 5 daughters, Cathy Miller of Ivyland, PA, Susan Rudy of Carlisle, Tina Turner of Norvon, PA, Stacey Reynolds of Shermansdale, and Renee Blazer of York Haven; a son Randy Rowe of York; a step daughter Melissa Hollinger of East Petersburg, PA; a step son Steven Walters of New Cumberland; a sister Shelby Rudy of Mechanicsburg; 2 brothers, Stewart Rudy of Paddletown and Franklin Rudy of Etters; 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday November 11, 2004 in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Burial will be in Emanuel Cemetery, Lewisberry. Viewings will be from 6-8 pm Wednesday and 10:30-11 am Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, 340 Lewisberry Rd. New Cumberland, PA 17070.
Edward A. Ebeling, Jr.
November 8, 2004
Edward A. Ebeling Jr., 70, of Camp Hill died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Township.
He retired as director of the Bureau of Logistics for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board after 30 years of service with the board, and he was instrumental in helping to establish self-service liquor stores in the Commonwealth. He was the founder of Collector’s Crypt Inc., a paper collectibles business, which has operated out of the Silver Spring Flea Market for more than 25 years. He went to U.S. Army finance school at Ft. Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis, Ind., before being stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas, during the Korean War. He attended Penn State University in State College and the University of Texas at El Paso, and he was a 1952 graduate of New Cumberland High School. He was a published author of numerous works of short fiction during the early 1960s. He loved writing, listening to music, cheering on the Penn State Nittany Lion football team and spoiling his two cats. Mr. Ebeling was born April 28, 1934, in Farrell, Pa., son of Dorothy E. (Jones) Ebeling of New Cumberland and the late Edward A. Ebeling Sr.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Ebeling is survived by his wife of 49 years, Laura J. (McGurk) Ebeling; two sons, Mark E. of Lemoyne and Eric C. and wife Andrea of Berlin, Md.; a sister, Doreen Eby and husband John of Mechanicsburg; and two grandsons, Alexander (Alec) and Nathaniel (Nate) Ebeling.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Bridge Street in New Cumberland. Committal will be at the convenience of the family. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Central Pa. Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2209 Forest Hills Drive Harrisburg, Pa. 17112 or to the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, West Shore Shelter, Sinclair & Eppley Roads Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055.
Patricia H. McCreary
November 8, 2004
Patricia Herr McCreary, 65, of Camp Hill died Monday November 8, 2004 in her residence.
She was formerly employed at Kinney Shoes, Shiremanstown; a former cheerleader advisor at Cedar Cliff High School; and a 1957 graduate of New Cumberland High School. She was a member of Eberly’s Mill Church of God, Camp Hill and loved her family and the holidays, especially her grandchildren’s activities and Christmas. Mrs. McCreary was born September 8, 1939 in Jersey City, NJ to Mary L. (Page) Oberman of Lecanto, FL and the late Robert L. Herr. In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a daughter Pamela Krone.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband Robert E. McCreary; a son Brett of Lisburn; and a daughter Kelly Losh of Camp Hill; a sister Debbie Kambic of New Cumberland; a brother Robert Herr of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday November 13, 2004 in Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Bridge Sts., New Cumberland. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fairview Twp. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service on Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to any local ambulance association.
November 15, 2004
Marie “Auntie Em” Ross, 91, of West Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center, Camp Hill, and formerly of Enola, died Monday, November 15, 2004 at Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.
She was a member of the former Enola Conservative Baptist Church. She especially loved her family, gardening, and animals. She was born June 19, 1913 in New Cumberland to the late Simon and Emma (Stetler) Eshleman.
She widow of Levi M. Ross, she is survived by a daughter, Cheryl A. Jones of Harrisburg; two granddaughters, Valerie Radabaugh and Jennifer Parrish; and six great-grandaughters, Tamsen Boyer, Courtney Hoffmaster, Hayley Boyer, Laura Radabaugh, Allison Radabaugh, and Madison Leathery.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday at Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Monaghan Twp. Viewing will be from 9:30 until time of service Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, HOKAFI, PO BOX 311, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Carl J. Schreiner
November 18, 2004
Carl J. Schreiner, Jr., 81, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, PA and Harvey's Lake, PA, died Thursday November 18, 2004, at the village
Born February 10, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Beatrice Frisbie Schreiner and Carl Jacob Schreiner, Sr. He was married to Barbara Gray Schreiner. Carl and Barbara just celebrated their 60th year of marriage on August 4th of this year. Children include son Carl J. “Gus” Schreiner III and daughter-in- law Vicki Randall Schreiner of Sarasota, FL and son Frank J. Schreiner and daughter-in-law Susan N. Schreiner of New Cumberland, PA. Grandchildren Melanie S. Williams, and husband Bennett Williams, Muncie, IN; William Z. Schreiner and wife Michelle Schreiner, Sarasota, FL; Brian S. Schreiner and wife Heather Schreiner, New Cumberland; and Christina S. Derr, and husband Jason Derr of Harrisburg. One great-grandson, Trent Schreiner. Carl was a retired Lt. Col. from the US Air Force Reserves where he was the commander of the 92nd Aerial Port Squadron based in Wyoming, PA. He was a veteran commissioned officer of WW II in the US Army Air Corps. Carl received his wings in the Army Air Corps at Freeman Field, Seymour, IN on February 8, 1943. He is also retired as a Division Supervisor from the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company, Wilkes-Barre. He was a charter member of the Harvey's Lake Lions Club, a member of St. Luke’s Reformation Lutheran Church, Noxen, PA; Dallas Lodge #531, F. & A.M., Dallas; Bloomsburg Consistory; Irem Temple; Rocky Cabin #2; Northeast Retired Air Force Wing (NERAFWing); Reserve Officers Association; American Legion Post #0968, Harvey’s Lake; Crime Clinic of Greater Wyoming Valley; and a member of the Harvey's Lake Fire and Ambulance Company.
Funeral services will be held at12 noon Tuesday in Good News Free Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg with Pastor Al Sones officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Viewing will be held 6 – 8 pm Monday in Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland, and 11:30 – noon Tuesday in the church to accommodate those who are traveling from out of town.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Northeast PA Lions Eye Bank, c/o Lehigh Valley Hospital, PO Box 7017, Allentown, PA 18105.
Stella Marie Cruse
November 18, 2004
Stella Marie (Dughi) Cruse, 96, of the Country Meadows Retirement Community, Mechanicsburg, Pa., died on November 18, 2004 after a long struggle to regain her strength following a fall in late June.
She was born January 11, 1908 in Lewistown, Pa., a daughter of the late Dominic Dughi and Maria Luisa (Lusardi) Dughi. She was preceded in death by all her siblings, her husband , Samuel J. Cruse and her only child Constance Louise Schrott. Two grandchildren survive Mrs. Cruse, Shelby Katz of Atlanta, Ga., and Adam Schrott of Bradenton, Fl. A native of Lewistown, Pa., Mrs. Cruse attended Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pa. She and her husband, a long-time manager for the G. C. Murphy Company, resided in many towns throughout the East and Midwest. She taught school in many of the towns in which they lived. They most recently lived in retirement in Turtle Creek, PA., but formerly resided in Urbana, OH., Washington, IN., and Wheeling, WV., among others. Mrs. Cruse was an avid bridge player, and continued to play both social and duplicate bridge until a fall at the age of 96. She and her husband were also very active in the AARP organization of Turtle Creek.
Surviving are one great-grandson, Zachary Katz, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 400 E Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Saturday, November 27 at 12:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Lewistown, Pa. at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in her name to either the UMHC Emergency Shelter for Youth, 5120 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or CONTACT Pittsburgh, PO Box 111294, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0694.
Richard L. Maley, Jr.
November 24, 2004
Richard L. Maley, Jr., 52, of Lemoyne, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004 in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsoboro Twp.
He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland and the American Legion. He was an avid music and Notre Dame football fan. He was born December 11, 1951 in Harrisburg to the late Richard L. and Sophie J. (Hubaj) Maley, Sr.
He is survived by his sister, Christine M. Harbaugh of East Berlin; three nephews and a niece, Mathew, Mark, Heather, and Michael Harbaugh; and a great niece and nephew, Madison and Adam.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Monday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fairview Twp. Visitation will be from 9-10am Monday at Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church Remembrance Fund, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070 or to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 3211 N. Front Street, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa 17110.