Madeline W. Troutman
LYKENS - Madeline W. Troutman, 82, died March 23 at Harrisburg Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Kopp.
She was retired from Lebro Shirt Manufacturing.
She was a member of Lykens United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Thomas; and a brother, Kenneth Kopp.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond of Lykens and Myrl of Pine Grove; a sister, Shirley Stuppy of Lykens; three grandchildren; and one great-grand-daughter.
Services were held at the convenience of her family.
Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Harrisburg, were in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn M. Minnich
ELIZABETHVILLE - Kathryn M. Minnich, 82, formerly of Wiconisco, died March 27 at her home.
She was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Wiconisco.
She was a graduate of Wiconisco High School.
She was retired from the former Muskin's Shoe Co., Millersburg.
Surviving are a daughter, Kay L. Smink or Elizabethville; a son, Gary E. Minnich of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Cleo W. Grimm of Lykens; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held March 31. Burial was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.
John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, was in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert C. Koppenhaver
GRATZ - Gilbert C. Koppenhaver, 85, of 327 E. Market St., died March 27 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Born Feb. 27, 1920, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Verna Carl Koppenhaver.
He was a retired foreman in the garment industry.
He served in the U.S. Army Corp in WW II.
He was a member of Simeon United Lutheran Church of Gratz where he was a former member of the church council and taught Sunday school.
He also was a member of the Gratz Fair Association where he held several offices, served on the Gratz Borough Council for 34 years, was the former secretary of the Gratz Union Cemetery, a lifetime member of the Gratz Fire Co., and a former member of the Upper Dauphin Schools.
He was awarded the Fairman of the Year award in 1993.
Surviving are his wife, Marie Klinger Koppenhaver; two sons, Gary of Enola and Bruce of Gratz; a daughter, Jane Shade of Gratz; a sister, Ruth Lettich of Gratz; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held April 1. Burial was in Gratz Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: Simeon's United Lutheran Church, Gratz.
James A. Reed Funeral Home in Pillow was in charge of the arrangements.
Itha H. Ferree
HARRISBURG - Itha H. Ferree, 95, formerly of Lykens, died March 27 at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg.
She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Catherine Mumma Ferree.
She was a 1927 graduate of the former Lykens High School, a graduate of Beckly College, Harrisburg and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
She retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle, Hannah and Martha; and three brothers, Jacob, Benjamin and Clarence.
Surviving are nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were held April 1. Burial was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.
The John R. Shultz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Steven Perry Laudenslager II
LAUREL, Md. - Steven Perry Laudenslager II, 23, died March 18.
Born July 19, 1981 in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of Steven P. Laudenslager and Sherri Michelle Stephenson Laudenslager.
He worked as a civil engineer at Geo-Technology Association, Inc. in Laurel, Md.
He attended Thomas Stone High School and was a 2003 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was a past president of the University of Maryland Chapter of Society of Civil Engineers.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul E. Laudenslager.
Surviving are a brother, Robert Paul Laudenslager of King George, Va.; two sisters, Michelle Renee Laudenslager of Waldorf, Md. and Holly Nicole Laudenslager of King George, Va.; grandparents Millicent E. Laudenslager of Halifax and Walter and Jane Stephenson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held March 24 at Peace Lutheran Church in Waldorf, Md. Burial was private.
Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902.
Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, Md. was in charge of arrangements.
James R. Funck
CARSONVILLE - James R. Funck, 71, died March 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Memorial Services will be announced at a later time.
John R. Shultz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
E. (Edwin) Ronald "Butch" Criley
NEW BLOOMFIELD - E. (Edwin) Ronald "Butch" Criley, 60, died suddenly March 29 at the home of his son.
Born August 11, 1944 in Liverpool, he was the son of George Edwin Criley of New Castle, Del. and the late Myrtle Murtiff Criley.
He was educated at Greenwood Joint High School in Millerstown.
He was employed as a truck driver for Hempt Bros., Inc. of Camp Hill.
He was Protestant by faith.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Criley, in infancy; a sister, Sylvia J. "Babe" Higley; a step-sister; and a former wife, Gail Mellor Criley.
Surviving are five sons, Ronald E. "Bud" Criley Sr. of Liverpool, Wayne A. Criley of Pittston, James L. Criley of Coal Township, Kenneth J. Criley and Stephen B. Criley, both of Saline, Mich.; a daughter, Emilia M. "Millie" Criley-Toro of Harrisburg; three brothers, Robert R. Criley of Halifax, Paul N. Criley of Elk Horn, Ky., and David D. Criley of Aspers; a sister, Jane Hockenbroch of Mt. Pleasant Mills; a former wife, Shirley Hupp Criley of Middleburg; a former companion, Carmen Velasquez Weigher of Elizabethtown; three step brothers; two step sisters; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services were held April 1 at The George P. Garman Funeral Home in Liverpool. Burial was in the Liverpool Union Cemetery.
Woodrow W. Reitz
EAST PETERSBURG - Woodrow W. Reitz, 88, of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, formerly of Graystone Road, East Petersburg, died March 14 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster.
Born in Pillow, he was the son of the late Francis and Louisa Lahr Reitz.
He retired from Interstate Motor Freight System and worked for Sandoe's Automotive, both in Lancaster.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local 771 of Lancaster.
He was the widower of Eleanor Shaffer Reitz. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant Reitz of Hegins and Bruce Reitz of Elizabethville; and a sister, Marie Reitz Harman of Elizabethville.
Surviving are two sons, Elvin L. and Larry D., both of Lancaster; a daughter, Bonita Reitz of East Petersburg; two brothers, Paul and Ray, both of Millersburg; a companion, Betty Wetzel of Kingston; and two grandsons.
Services were held March 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Dalmatia. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Woodrow Reitz to: Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, 17604-4125.
The Buch Funeral Home in Manheim was in charge of arrangements.
Nevin E. Dougherty
DAYTON, Ohio - Nevin E. Dougherty, 77, formerly of Elizabethville, died March 25.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific Theatre.
He ran his own business in White Oak and remain a stained glass artist until his death. He retired as a regional sales manager.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Annabel; two sons, Nevin Jr. of Horsham and Gary of Halifax; a daughter, Debra of Westerville, Ohio; a brother, Herb of Acworth, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be held Monday, April 25 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, N.Y. 10163.
Carl R. Williard
ENOLA - Carl R. Williard, 58, died March 30 at Hershey Medical Center.
He was a graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School, Harrisburg Area Community College and Penn State.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Lower Allen VFW Post No. 7530 and the O.O.T.L. APBA fantasy baseball league.
He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Carol.
Surviving are his girlfriend, Lisa E. Harman of Enola; a son, Brian L. of Halifax; a daughter, Janelle L. Minier of Dalmatia; three brothers, Fred of Halifax, Robert of Lykens and Donald of Elizabethville; and four sisters, Romaine Worhatz of Lykens, Joanne Cessna of Troy, Linda Smeltz of Halifax and Nancy Troutman of Elizabethville.
Services were held April 4 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Enola. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.
Memorial contributions may be made to: East Pennsboro Library, 98 S. Enola Dr., Enola, 17025.
Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola was in charge of arrangements.
Scott David Hoffman
MECHANICSBURG - Scott David Hoffman, 51, died March 31 at his home.
Born April 27, 1953 in Lykens, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Phyllis Hoffman.
He was employed as a facility manager for GENCO.
He was a member of the Tower City Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie Hoffman; two daughters, Heather Burns and Kristy Depew; three sisters, Bonnie Starnowsky, Connie Fink and Patty Kute; and a granddaughter.
Services will be held Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Shiremanstown. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
Jennie E. Schaffer
MILLERSBURG - Jennie E. Schaffer, 90, a resident of Susquehanna Lutheran Village, died March 29.
Born May 28, 1914 in Dalmatia, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Laura Laudenslayer Phillips.
She was a graduate of the former Lock Haven State Teachers College.
She was employed as an elementary teacher at the former Dalmatia and Wernersville schools and was a pastor's wife.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre.
She was the widow of Rev. Clarence R. Schaffer. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray, Roy, Ben and Lee; and three sisters, Martha, Clara and Sara.
Surviving are two sons, Richard L. of Belmont, Md. and Luther C. of Poway Calif.; a grand-daughter; and two great-grandsons.
Services were held April 2. Burial will be in Stone Valley Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to a local Lutheran Church Congregation.
Hoover Funeral Homes of Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
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