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Miscellaneous Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Obituaries - 2006

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Frances E. Minnich
TOWER CITY - Frances E. Minnich, 77, of 546 Greenwood Road, died June 26 at her home. Born July 6, 1928 in Sacramento, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Straub Stutzman. She was a retired seamstress from the garment industry. She was a member of Evangelical Congregational Church of Williamstown. Surviving are her husband, Lamar W. Minnich; three daughters, Holly M. Alexander of Harrisburg, Tina L. Marshall of Halifax and Roxanne R. Nye of Tower City; a sister, Helen Schwalm of Sacra-mento; a brother, William Stutzman of Douglas-ville; and five grandchildren. Services were held June 29 from her church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church at: 332 W. Market St., Williamstown 17098 or American Cancer Society, 16 N. 4th St., Minersville 17954. Dimon Funeral Homes in Tower City was in charge of arrangements.

Charles G. Greenawalt, Sr.
MILLERSBURG - Charles G. Greenawalt, Sr., 77, of 420 Holly Lane, died June 26 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village. Born Nov. 17, 1928 in Goheenville, he was the son of the late A. Paul and Gladys A. Clever Greenawalt. He served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Alltel in Brookville. He was a member of Port Barnett United Methodist Church in Brookville. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Harry Richard Stewart. Surviving are his wife, Louise Ross Greenawalt; a daughter, Paula Freed of Middleburg; two sons, Charles, Jr. of Lykens and William of Millersburg; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at Hoover Funeral Homes in Millersburg. Burial was at Ft. Indiantown Gap Cemetery in Annville.

Roy Albert "Muss" Musser
HALIFAX - Roy Albert "Muss" Musser, 62, of 492 Harmon Road, died June 26 at the Memorial Hospital in York County. Born April 5, 1944 in Halifax, he was the son of the late James W. and Ruth A. Wertz Musser. He worked as a press mechanic at Brockway Manufacturing in York. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Halifax. He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Musser. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Ruth M. Hoffman Musser; two sons, Dale L. Musser of Halifax and Scott L. Musser of Middletown; a sister, Arla I. Miller of Halifax; and three grandchildren. Services were held June 30 at Hoover Funeral Homes in Millersburg. Burial was at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax. Memorial contributions may be made to:Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem 18017.

Effie E. Row
LOYALTON - Effie E. Row, 99, died June 27 at her home. Born June 6, 1907 in Washington Twp., she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Katie Hoffman Klinger. She was the widow of Clyde J. Miller and Daniel Row. She also was preceded in death by a companion, Eugene Gutshall, a daughter, Betty Lebo, a brother, Walter Klinger and a great-grandson. Surviving are a daughter, Hilda M. Klinger of Loyalton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were held June 30 at the John R. Shultz Funeral Home. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville.

Robert Raymond Coleman
GILBOA, N.Y. - Robert Raymond Coleman, 81, formerly of Gratz, died Jan. 14 at Fox Hospital in Oneonta, N.Y. Born April 27, 1924 in Lykens Twp., he was the son of the late Austin W. and Buella A. Klinger Coleman. He was a graduate of the former Gratz High School, Hegins Twp. High School, four Air Force specialist schools, Williamsport Technical Insti-tute and the Quaker City School of Aeronautics. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and was placed in the Air Force Aviation Cadet Reserve Program. He served as a flight engineer on the B-17 Flying Fortress. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Phillippine Liberation Medal and Air Medal. He was employed by the Piasecki Helicopter Corpora-tion and the Baldwin Loco-motive Works as a diesel test engineer, worked as a farmer, worked for the regional organization director for the New York Farm Bureau and retired as the director of special marketing services for the National American Farm Bureau Federation. He was the secretary of the Upper Dauphin County Young Farmers Group and president of the Dauphin County Farmers Association and a lifetime member of the VFW Diamond Jubaliee Post 2385 in Gratz. He was a former deacon and president of the joint consistories, chairman of the building committee, adult Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent at Simeon United Lutheran Church in Gratz. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Cole-man and Mark A. Coleman and three sisters, Ethel Gurtz, Ruth Lebo and Hilda Fleegal. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Annie C. Schlegel Coleman; two sons, James L. Coleman of Stamford, N.Y. and Thomas W. Coleman of Castelton, N.Y.; a sister, Sarah Beck of Carlisle; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held July 2 at Simeon United Lutheran Church in Gratz. Burial was at Union Cemetery in Gratz. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Romberger
KLINGERSTOWN - Mary E. Romberger, 95, died June 28 at the Sunbury Community Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1910 in Aristes, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Matilda Beaver Stine. She was a graduate of the former Hubley Twp. High School. She was a retired clerk for the former Koppy's Store in Klingerstown. She was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Klingerstown and a member of its Sunday school and former Sunshine Class. She was the widow of William R. Romberger. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Mayer and Helen Harner and a brother, Charles Stine. Surviving are a daughter, Anna Troutman of Klingers-town; a brother, Howard Stine of Penbrook; four grandsons; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services were held July 1 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Klingerstown. Burial was at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Michael's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 71, Klingers-town 17941. The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.]

Dorothy E. Heckard
HARRISBURG - Dorothy E. Heckard, 92, died June 28 in the Colonial Park Care Center. Born Dec. 29, 1913 in Dalmatia, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Elsie Showers Wiest. She was a retired employee of the D & H Distributing Co. in Harrisburg. She was the widow of William E. Heckard Jr. Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy A. Kirk of West Hanover Twp.; three brothers, Luther A. Wiest and Glenn H. Wiest, both of Millersburg and Alvin L. Wiest of Mechanics-burg; three sisters, Edna W. Smeltz of Harrisburg and Florence M. Bowman and Pauline E. Zerby, both of Millersburg; and a grandson. Services were held July 1 at the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. in Harrisburg. Burial was at East Harrisburg Cemetery.

Barbara A. Felton
WILLIAMSTOWN - Barbara A. Felton, 64, of 236 Vine St., died June 28 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born April 3, 1942 in Wiconisco, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Helen Hoover Ney. She was a 1960 graduate of the former Wiconisco High School. She was a retired home health aide from Addus Health Care. She was of the Lutheran faith, a member of the Williamstown American Legion and Liberty Hose Co. No. 2 of Lykens. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Robert Ney. Surviving are her companion, Dennis Fromme; a son, Dr. Patrick Felton of Florida; a sister, Jean McCready of Lykens; five brothers, Glenn Ney of Muir, Scott and Gary Ney, both of Williamstown, James Nye of Wiconisco and Richard Nye of Harrisburg; and two granddaughters. Services were held June 30 at Calvary United Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco. Dimon Funeral Homes in Williamstown was in charge of arrangements.

Lorie A. Eichert
TOWER CITY - Lorie A. Eichert, 38, died June 27 in Danville. Surviving are her parents, Ralph Ohnmacht of Halifax and Donna Eisenachar Ohnmacht of Tremont; three daughters, Mary A. and Brittany Eichert and Katrina Schwalm, all at home; a sister, Michelle Krammes of Tower City; a brother, Ralph Ohmacht of Halifax; and her fianc?, Christopher R. Wilson Sr. of Tower City. Services were held July 3 at Dimon Funeral Homes in Tower City.

Mark O. Erb
CHARLESTOWN, W. Va. - Mark O. Erb, 54, died June 18 at the Hubbard Hospice House. Born May 3, 1952 in Pottstown, he was the son of Edith B. Erb of Pottstown and the late Frederick G. Erb Jr. He was a 1970 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School. He worked for West Virginia Aviation. He was a member of the Airplane/Owner and Pilot Association. Surviving are his wife, Cheryl Diann Erb; five daughters, Andrea Beth Kolb, Pamela Lynn Erb, Kathryn Leigh Dotson, Sarah Elizabeth Erb and Valerie Edith Erb; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Gayle and Lyndsay Amanda; a brother, Frederick G. Erb III; a sister, Karen E. Erdman; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Services were held June 20. Burial was at Pottstown Cemetery West.

Mark W. Shuey
KUNKLETOWN - Mark W. Shuey, 82, formerly of Millersburg, died June 28 in East Stroudsburg. Born March 28, 1924 in Muir, he was the son of the late Eva Updegrove and Henry Grant Shuey. He was a graduate of Porter Twp. High School and Susquehanna University. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army/Air Force during W.W. II. He was a cryptographer stationed in India and Burma and he was stationed in the Azores during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a claims manager for the Insurance Company of North America. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Millersburg and served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a founding member of the Dauphin County Anglers and Conservationists. He was the widower of Doris Campbell Shuey. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Iva. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Shuey Munn of Delaware Water Gap; and a brother, Norman of Boston, Va. Services were held July 5 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Millersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity UCC, PO Box 265, Millersburg 17061 or DCAC c/o George Hoke, 8 Tandy Lane, Millersburg 17061.

Elmer H. Herb
MUIR - Elmer H. Herb, 81, died June 30 at the Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 30, 1924 in Sacramento, he was the son of the late Marcus and Ruth Herb. He was a retired superintendent from the DeHart Dam in Clarks Valley and a coal miner. He was the widower of Ruth Troutman. He also was preceded in death by a son, Scottie L. Surviving are a son, Herb L. of Tower City and two grandchildren. Service were private. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Muir. Memorial contributions may be made to: Grace E.C. Church, Wiconisco St., Muir, 17957 or Tower-Porter EMS, PO Box 33, Tower City 17980. Dimon Funeral Homes in Tower City was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Timko
WICONISCO - Helen Timko, 84, died July 1. She was a member of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Lykens. She was the widow of Aleck Timko, Sr. Surviving are two sons, Aleck Timko Jr. and George Timko, both of Wiconisco; three sisters, Susie Pinkerton of Lykens, Katherine Craig of Wiconisco and Stella Mehalko of Elmira, N.Y.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held July 5 at the John R. Shultz Funeral Home in Lykens. Memorial contributions may be made to her church at: 752 North Second St., Lykens 17048.

William H. Forney
LYKENS - William H. Forney, 70, died July 1 at Select Specialty Hospital in Camp Hill. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Surviving are his wife, Romaine K. Forney; four brothers, Dean of Trevorton, Jack of Tower City and Larry and Terry, both of Elizabethville; a sister, Shirley Trutt of Lykens; four stepchildren; Robin, Bruce, Tammy and Rhonda; eight step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Services were held July 5 at the John R. Shultz Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Medic 6, In Memory of William H. Forney, 466 W. Main St., Elizabethville 17023.

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