Reba W. Garman
MECHANICSBURG · Reba W. Garman, 83, a resident at Country Meadows of West Shore, formerly of 415 N. 4th St. in Halifax, died June 25 at her granddaughter's house.
Born September 17, 1921 in Elizabethville, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Nora Harman Erdman.
She was a graduate of the former Elizabethville High School and Polyclinic School of Nursing.
She was a retired registered nurse.
She was a member of Halifax United Methodist Church, VFW Post No. 5750 Auxiliary and the Polyclinic Hospital Alumni Association.
She was the widow of Eugene M. Garman Jr. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Effie Erdman.
Surviving are two sons, John Garman of the Poconos and George Garman of Hummelstown; a sister, Eunice Motter of Hershey; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 3 at Country Meadows. Burial was in the Dauphin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Central PA, 98 S. Enola Dr., Enola 17025-0266.
Hoover Funeral Homes in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Wilmer L. "Butch" Maurer, Jr.
HEGINS · Wilmer L. "Butch" Maurer, Jr., 49, died June 22 on Route 78 in New Jersey in a trucking accident.
Born June 14, 1956 in Pottsville, he was the son of Wilmer L. and Marjorie B. Schwartz Maurer, Sr.
He was a self-employed owner operator truck driver and farmer.
He was a member of Frieden's Lutheran Church and a lifelong member of the FFA.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Lisa; two daughters, Catherine Shingara and Robin Deeter; four brothers, William H. Maurer of Midland, Texas, Jay Maurer of Hegins, Joseph Maurer of Tremont and Dennis Maurer of Hegins; four sisters, Patricia Engle of Gratz, Lois Baker of Chesapeake, Va., Ann Webster of Pillow and Karen Kissinger of Boiling Springs; and six grandchildren.
Services were held June 25 at Friedens Lutheran Church. Burial was on the Maurer family farm.
Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund at: Gratz Bank, Main St., Gratz, 17030.
C.J. Lucas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas M. Stakem, Sr.
WILLIAMSTOWN · Thomas M. Stakem, Sr. 77, of 227 West St., died June 28 at his home.
Born May 24, 1928 in Williamstown, he was the son of the late Patrick and Lillian Kerwin Stakem.
He was retired from Ft. Indiantown Gap.
He was an U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War where he served as a medic.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church and Williamstown American Legion No. 239.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Bernard and Joseph; and a sister, Betty Tiazkun.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mary Catherine Sullivan Stakem; two sons, John P. of Harrisburg and Thomas M. Jr. of Williamstown; two daughters, Karen M. Liddick and Catherine M. Enderline, both of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Frances Kasper of Williamstown; a brother, James Stakem of Alabama; and three grandsons.
Services were held July 2 at his church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church at: 140 E. Market St., Williamstown, 17098.
Paul F. Schmitt, Jr.
TOWER CITY · Paul F. Schmitt, Jr., 45, of 1114 E. Grand Ave., formerly of Sacramento, died June 27 at home.
Born Jan. 3, 1960 in Doylestown, he was the son of Paul F. Sr. and Evelyn I. Bedwell Schmitt of Schuylkill Haven.
He was a truck driver.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are his wife, Cheryl A. Sherman Schmitt of Spring Glen; two sons, Paul F. III and Michael J., both of Spring Glen; a daughter, Ginger L. Schmitt of Sacramento; a step son, Scott A. Sherman of Spring Glen; a step daughter, Heather L. Sherman of Lykens; two sisters, Carolyn Hubbard of Mechanicsburg and Christine Klouser of Tower City; and six grandchildren.
Services were held June 30 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes in Tower City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Elizabeth "Betty" Emma Sturm Weaver
MILLERSBURG · Elizabeth "Betty" Emma Sturm Weaver, 93, of the Manor at Susquehanna Lutheran Village, formerly of Camp Hill and Dalmatia, died June 29 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital at Harrisburg.
Born March 27, 1912 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Charles Reyburn and Alma Young Sturm.
She was 1930 graduate of Ridley Park High School and a 1934 graduate of the former Indiana State Teacher's College.
She taught school at several schools including Dauphin Borough.
She was a member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church and Stone Valley Church of Dalmatia.
She was the widow of Arthur M. Weaver, Jr.
Surviving are three sons, Charles R. Weaver of Dayville, Conn., Arthur Miles Weaver of Concord, N.H. and Jon R. Weaver of Greeley, Colo.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the United Brethren Church Cemetery in Berrysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Elizabethville Area Branch Library, 80 N. Market St., Elizabethville, 17023.
Reinhard Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Robert J. Albers
EPHRATA · Robert J. Albers, 76, formerly of Orange Park, Fla. and more recently of 194 Stephen Lane, died June 29 at Essa Flory Hospice Center at Lancaster.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Henry and Grace Schweibert Albers.
He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Commander.
He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (third award), European Occupation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
He was a lifetime member of the Military Officers Assocation, a former member of Advent Lutheran Church, Orange Park, Fla. and a member of Brickerville Lutheran.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, June Ritzman Albers, formerly of Tower City; a brother, Frank of Lake Mary, Fla.; and a sister, June Lucas, of Bayside, N.Y.
Graveside services with military honors were held July 5 in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The National Foundation for Cancer Research, PO Box 96024, Washington, D.C. 20090-6024.
Dimon Funeral Homes in Tower City was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth L. "Kenny" Henry, Jr.
ELIZABETHVILLE · Kenneth L. "Kenny" Henry, Jr., 23, of 44 S. Market St., formerly of Selinsgrove and York, died June 29 at Kepler Home.
Born Dec. 2, 1981, he was the son of Rebecca Silvia and the late Kenneth Silvia.
He worked as a sorter for Shadowfax in York and received a diploma from the Elwin School for Boys of Philadelphia.
Surviving are a sister, Melannie Yingling of Mount Wolfe; a grandmother; and a niece.
Services were held July 5 at Hoover Funeral Homes in Elizabethville. Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Harrisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Shadowfax, 386 Pattison St., York, 17403.
Mathew Ralph Campbell
KLINGERSTOWN · Mathew Ralph Campbell, 31, of 26 Park Rd., died June 30 at home.
Born Sept. 6, 1973 in Lewisburg, he was the son of Rod R. Campbell of Dornsife and Glenda Alice Hartranft Kashner of Sunbury R.D.
He was a 1992 graduate of Line Mountain High School.
He was employed as an auditor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Red Cross.
Surviving are his wife Denise Koperna Campbell; and a sister, Michelle Michaels of Herndon.
Services were held June 5 at James A. Reed Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery in Red Cross.
Ethel M. Mortorf
HALIFAX · Ethel M. Mortorf, 79, of 319 Armstrong St. died June 30 at Stonebridge Health and Rehab in Duncannon.
Born Feb. 22 in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Musser Koppenhaver.
She was retired from Willits Shoe Factory in Halifax.
She was a member of Halifax United Methodist Church.
She was the widow of Wilford H. Mortorf. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Stoudt, Geraldine Miller and Marline Brown.
Surviving are a son, Larry E. Koppenhaver of Atlanta, Ga., three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 5 at Halifax United Methodist Church. Burial was in Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Halifax United Methodist Church, 105 Wind Hill Dr., Halifax, 17032.
Hoover Funeral Home in Millersburg was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest E. "Pat" Hoffman
HALIFAX · Ernest E. "Pat" Hoffman, 83, of 113 Powells Valley Rd., died July 1 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village in Millersburg.
Born July 1, 1922 in Halifax Twp., he was the son of the late Harry and Myrtle Gutshall Hoffman.
He served in the U.S. Army in W.W. II.
He was a retired machinist at the former AMP in Harrisburg.
He was a member and past lay leader at Halifax United Methodist Church.
He was a former member of Twin Valley Lions Club, Halifax Ambulance Association, past chief of Halifax Fire Company, first aid instructor with the Red Cross and past Halifax Twp. supervisor.
He was the widower of Martha P. Weaver Hoffman.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie J. Wertz of Lykens; two sons, Randy L. Hoffman and Jeffery L. Hoffman, both of Halifax; a sister, Grace Royer of Annville; two brothers, Charles Hoffman of Annville and Paul Hoffman of Millersburg; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a step-great-
Services were held July 6 at Hoover Funeral Homes. Burial was in David's Church Cemetery in Killinger.
Memorial donations may be made to: Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Dr., Harrisburg, 17110 or American Red Cross, 1804 N. 6th St., Harrisburg, 17110.
David Matthew "Boydie" Boyd
DORNSIFE RR · David Matthew "Boydie" Boyd, 27, died July 2 on Route 147 in Lower Augusta Twp. as a result of an automobile accident.
Born August 4, 1977 at Somers Point, N.J., he was the son of David R. and Belinda Wilson Boyd.
He attended Line Mountain High School.
He was employed as a painter for Harman Stove Company, Halifax.
He was of the Methodist faith.
He was a member of the Lower Mahanoy Twp. Fire Company and a former member of Boy Scout Troop No. 652 of Klingerstown.
Surviving are a sister, Lisa Lynn Boyd; grandparents; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to his nephew: Christian Tyler Niemczyk Fund, c/o Community Banks, Market St., Pillow, 17080.
Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Justin Lee Novinger
DALMATIA - Justin Lee Novinger, 22, died July 2 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lower Augusta Twp.
Born April 26, 1983 in Sunbury, he was the son of Paul A. and Debra E. Gottshall Novinger of Dornsife.
He was a 2001 graduate of Line Mountain High School.
He was employed as a prep and painter at Dauphin Graphics and was a former employee of Sunbury Motors and Alexandar Family Dealerships, both of Sunbury.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Klingerstown.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother and grandfather.
Surviving are a son, Dakota Lee Novinger of Dornsife; a brother, Ryan P. Novinger of Dornsife; a sister, Chelsea I. Novinger of Dornsife; and grandparents.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Dakota L. Novinger Trust Fund, c/o Gratz National Bank, PO Box 159, Gratz, 17030.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Richard A. Grimm
HERNDON · Richard A. Grimm, 66, formerly of Texas, died July 2 at the Lebanon V.A. Hospital.
Born August 22, 1938 in Danville, he was the son of Olive I. Baum Grimm of Herndon and the late Clarence A. Grimm.
He was a professional musician in Texas.
He was a member of Zion Church in Herndon, the Herndon Fire Company, Dalmatia Fire Company, The Alvin Long Post of the American Legion and the Herndon Senior Center.
He was the widower of Gertrude Faubion Grimm.
Surviving are a brother, Gary G. Grimm of RR Dalmatia; and two nephews.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 1500 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, 17110.
James A. Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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