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Miscellaneous Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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William H. SMITH, 92, of P.O. Box 2046, Dudley, died at 7:40 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon,
following an extended illness. Born Nov. 7, 1908, in Tatesville, he was
the son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca (Warnick) Smith. He was married
to Florence Elizabeth Sparks May 16, 1932, in Everett. She preceded him
in death Sept. 13, 1999. Surviving are the following children: Charles
Smith, Hustontown; Allen Smith, Chambersburg; Peggy Barnett and Paul
Smith, both of Dudley; Sam Smith, Charleston, WV; and the Rev. Archie
Smith, Myersdale. There are 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and
4 great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Wanda King and Betty Snyder,
preceded him in death. The last surviving member of his immediate
family, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters:
Charles Smith, Frank Smith, Nelson Smith, Annie Showalter and Daisy
Conley. Mr. Smith was a member of the Coalmont Church of God, where he
served as superintendent and taught Sunday School. He was a member of
UMWA and worked as a coal miner for over 30 years, retiring in 1954.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., at the D.
Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor Lanny Hoover
officiating. Interment will be made in the Protestant Cemetery, Dudley. 

Avery C. THOMAS, 85, of Delmont, formerly of Wilkinsburg and Wilkins
Township, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at the William Penn Care Center,
Penn Township. Born Sept. 25, 1915, in Six Mile Run, he was a son of the
late Nathan W. and Mary (Fleck) Thomas. He married Martha M. Brode Aug.
3, 1940. Mrs. Thomas survives at home, along with a sister, Mrs. Charles
(Ruth) Launtz of Huntingdon, a grandson, a granddaughter and three
great-granddaughters. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a daughter, Dianne Thomas Sultan Aug. 24, 1997; by a sister,
Margretta "Dotty" Hetrick, and an infant brother, Fred Thomas. Prior to
his retirement, Mr. Thomas had been employed as a coal miner for seven
years. Then for 35 years, until his retirement in 1980, he was a machine
operator at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in east Pittsburgh. He was a
member of the Wilkinsburg Baptist Church and most recently had attended
the Delmont Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included.golfing and
bowling and in his youth he had been a pitcher with a good curve ball
for the Six Mile Run baseball team. Funeral services will be held
Sunday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m., at the John L. Bash Funeral Home, 152 Abbe
Place, Delmont, with the Rev. Glen H. Burrows and the Rev. Thelma
Mitchell officiating. A graveside committal service and interment will
be held at the Fockler Cemetery in Saxton, with the Rev. Stanley Cordell
officiating. 

Martha E. SMITH, 100, of Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care
Unit, formerly of Coalmont, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 8:30 a.m., at
the Fulton County Medical Center. She had been in failing health for the
past year. Born Sept. 3, 1900, in Riddlesburg, she was the daughter of
the late Lawrence and P. Alice (Hershey) Rabenstein. She was. united in
marriage to Charles Edwards and later to Glenn Smith. They both preceded
her in death. Surviving are the following children: Pete Rabenstein,
Saxton, R.D.; Marie Kroh, Fayetteville; Sarah Hawkins, Harrisonville;
and Aubrey Edwards, Akron, Ohio. There are 18 grandchildren, 22
great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Two sons, Arthur
and John Edwards, and three grandchildren preceded her in death. Two
brothers and nine sisters are deceased. Mrs. Smith was a member of the
Raven Run Church of the Brethren. She was primarily a homemaker and
retired from Bedford Springs Hotel after a number of years. Funeral
services will be held Monday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m., at the D. Ronald
Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor George Clippinger officiating.
Interment will be made in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cooks. 

Sara Mort CRAWFORD, 85, of Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown,
formerly of McVeytown and Mount Union, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
1, 2001, at the nursing home. Born April 4, 1915, in Lewistown, she was
a daughter of the late Plummer and Cora (Dunmire) Ramsey. Her first
husband, William T. Mort, died May 21, 1957. Her second husband, the
Rev. Frank Crawford, died in May 1978. Surviving are three sons: Kenneth
W. Mort, Conyers, Ga.; Robert T. Mort, Mifflintown, R.D. 1; and Raymond
C. Mort, Pueblo West, Colo. There are 12 grandchildren and 22
great-grandchildren. One sister, Mabel I. Bilger of Alexandria
survives.. She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn D. Ramsey, and
four sisters: Ruth Mellott, Evelyn Gilbert, Pauline Gisewhite and Emma
Lape. Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker and also worked as a self-employed
seamstress. She was also a bookkeeper for 16 years at Raystown Fishing
and Hunting. She was a member of the McVeytown United Methodist Church,
where in her early years she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She
was a former member of the Allenport United Methodist Church. Mrs.
Crawford has served on the Mifflin County Board of Girl Scouts and was a
charter member of the Mount Union Historical Society. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at the Harshbarger Funeral Home,
3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating.
Interment will be made in the Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. 

Hazel Virginia (Miller) WATTS, 73, of Buck Run Road, Calvin, died at
8:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at her home in Union Township,
Huntingdon County. Born June 28, 1927, in Fishertown, Bedford County,
she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Pyles) Miller.
She was married to Richard A. Watts Dec. 21, 1945. Mr. Watts survives at
their home, along with two sons and two daughters: Judith (Watts)
Wanamaker, Kutztown; Stephen Curtis Watts, Easton; Beverly Watts,
Warrington; and Lawrence Eugene Watts, Raleigh, N.C. There are six
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Ernest Miller
of Huntingdon Valley and Irvin Miller of Philadelphia, survive. Two
half-sisters and a half-brother also survive: Patricia Ferguson, St.
Clair, Mo; Bonnie Weimer, Stockton, Calif.; and Richard Reynolds,
California. Mrs. Watts was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church,
Portsmouth, Va. She retired in 1985, after 22 years of service, from
Neshaminy Electronics, Furlong, where she had worked as a
bookkeeper/office manager. Mrs. Watts was a member of the Professional
Bowlers Association. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 7, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev.
Donald Henderson officiating. 

Robert Clayton RESSLER, 70, of Orbisonia, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
3, 2001, at his home in Cromwell Township. Born May 23, 1930, in
Conshohocken, he was the son of the late Harry M. Sr. and Ethel
(Sangrey) Ressler. He was married to Constance Y. Norris Sept. 24, 1983,
in Orbisonia. Mrs. Ressler survives at home, along with two
step-daughters: Vanessa Sue Stewart of Lewisberry ,and Georgella Frehn,
Saltillo. There are two step-grandchildren. One brother, Harry M.
Ressler Jr., of Manheim, survives. One sister, Evelyn M. Landis, is
deceased. Mr. Ressler was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy,
Orbisonia. He also belonged to the Broward Memorial Post No. 180,
American Legion in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; American Legion Post No. 561,
McConnellsburg; and VFW Post No. 5 154, Mount Union. A veteran of the
Korean Conflict, he served in the US Army from 1948-1953. Mr. Ressler
retired in 1993 from Shaffer Trucking, New Kingston, where he had worked
as a truck driver. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 6, at the Church of God of Prophecy, Orbisonia, with the Rev.
Richard Sauls officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union
Cemetery, Mount Union. The Fulton Honor Guard will provide military
services at the Cemetery. 

Martha M. MAHNESMITH, 77, of Wood, formerly of Peoria, Ill., died at
1:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her residence. Her death was
unexpected. Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Peoria, Ill., she was, the daughter
of the late Jacob and Magdalena (Risius) Schear. She was the widow of
Walter B. Wyss, who was killed in World War II. She then married Arthur
G. Esert, who also preceded her in death. Her third union was to Owen
Mahnesmith, who died Aptil 14, 1990. Surviving are two daughters and a
son: Charlotte (Wyss) Bicking, Conrail, Texas; Loretta (Esert) Raycroft,
Wood; and Paul Daniel Wyss, Pontiac, Mich. There are 11 grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers survive:
Helen Owens, Glenco, Ill.; Bernard Schaer, Iowa; and Chris Schaer,
Edwards, Ill. One sister and three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs.
Mahnesmith attended Paraclete Ministries in Cassville and was a member
of the Smithfield Bible Church in Illinois. She was primarily a
homemaker. Funeral services will be held in Peoria, Ill., at a time to
be announced. 

John Russell "Butch" WIKE, 58, of R.D. 2, Box 372, Petersburg, Logan
Township, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at 7:30 a.m., at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. He had been in failing health. Born April
27, 1942, at the family home in Logan Township, Petersburg, he was the
son of the late Russell Warren "Dub" Wike, and Florence Marie (Taylor)
Wike, who survives at the family home. He was first married to Deborah
A. Miller, who survives in McConnellstown. His second union was to Ruth
E. Benson, who survives at her Mount Union home. Surviving along with
his mother and wife, are three children: Jason A. Wike, Huntingdon; John
Benson, Mount Union; and PFC Jesseica Benson, Fort Drum, N.Y. One
step-daughter and one step-son survive: Chrystal Benson of Huntingdon
and Brian Benson of Mount Union. There are five grandchildren. One son,
Russell A. Wike, preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1994. One infant
granddaughter, Jamie Wike, is also deceased. Two sisters survive: Connie
M. Luckadoo of Hesston and Mrs. Jeffery (Shirley D.) Rupert, Huntingdon.
Mr. Wike retired on disability in 1990, after working in various factory
and construction jobs. He was also employed by his uncles for a number
of years in the logging industry. He was a member of the Lighthouse
Worship Center, Huntingdon. He also belonged to the Petersburg
Sportsmen's Club and the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company. A lifetime
resident of his family home in Logan Township, he attended the Juniata
Valley schools. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Funeral services
will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral
Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria, with the Rev.
Donald E. Dick and Pastor Gordon A. Ross officiating. Interment will be
made in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg. 

Louise F WHITE, 80, a resident of Manor Care Health Services,
Chambersburg, formerly of Huntingdon, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at
3:40 p.m., at Manor Care Health Services. Born March 2, 1920, in
Cassville, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Watkins)
Sergeant. She was united in marriage to Robert D. White, who preceded
her in death Oct. 5, 1994. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dennis
(Nancy) Ebersole of Fayetteville, three grandchildren find three
great-grandchildren. One son, Rodney Allen White, preceded her in death.
Three sisters and two brothers survive: Leone Africa, Huntingdon; Mary
Hardy, Alexandria; Esther Clark, Aston; Richard Steele, West Chester;
and Earl Steele, Allentown. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in
death. Mrs. White was a 1938 graduate of Huntingdon High School. She was
primarily a homemaker and she had also been employed as a machine
operator for nine years at Owens Coming Fiberglas. She was a member of
the Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon and enjoyed reading and
knitting. Funeral services will be private, with the Rev. Leighton E.
Smith officiating. Interment will also be private at the Riverview
Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

William R. "Bill" FORTNEY, 74, of 1605 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown,
died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at the Lewistown Hospital.
Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Mount Union, he was the son of the late Ranels
and Jennie C. (Sechrist) Fortney. His wife, Edna Jane (Pecht) Fortney,
whom he married March 15, 1951, died Nov. 6, 1996. Surviving are:
children, Martin L. Pecht, McVeytown RR1, Richard W. Fortney, Lewistown,
and Mrs. Walter (Cindy) Chilcote, Mill Creek; brothers, Robert C.
Fortney Sr. and Jack I. Fortney, both of Mount Union RR1; four
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
a grandson and a brother, Edward Fortney. He attended the Mount Union
schools. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on a
destroyer in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He had formerly
been employed by Pennsylvania Glass Sand, McVeytown and Harbison-Walker
Brick Refractory, Mount Union for 27 years. He retired from US Sports,
Huntingdon in 1988. He was Protestant by faith. He was a volunteer
driver for Meals on Wheels in the Strodes Mills area. He was a lifetime
member of the Newton Wayne Fire Co., Newton Hamilton and a member of the
Mifflin County Fire Police. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Services
will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Robert D. Heath Funeral
Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment
will be in Newton Hamilton Memorial Cemetery. 

Robert Donald YOUNG, 87, of HCI, Cassville, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 4, 2001, at his home in Cass Township. Born Nov. 20, 1913, in
Ranshaw, Northumberland County, he was the son of the late John Henry
and Mary Elizabeth (Olley) Young. He was married to Freda Grace Barnett
Oct. 13, 1938. Mrs. Young preceded him in death Oct. 28, 1984. Eight
children survive: Gary L. Young, Todd; Donna 0. Cirko, Broad Top, R.D.;
Robert F. Young, Cassville, R.D.; Glenn E. Young, James Creek, R.D.;
Mary M.E. Young, Enola; John D. Young, Huntingdon, R.D. 3; Marlene K.
Theys and Darlene F. Oswald, both of Todd. There are 14 grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. The last surviving member of his immediate
family, he was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Mr.
Young was a member of the Trough Creek, Valley Community Church, Broad
Top, R.D. He also belonged to the Cromwell Lodge No. 572, Free and
Accepted Masons, Orbisonia; Rocky Ridge Sportsman's Club and served as a
former Todd Township School Board Member. Mr. Young worked as a Mess
Sergeant at the former CCC camp in Todd Township and during World War II
he worked at the Philadelphia shipyards. He also worked for the
Pennsylvania Department of Highways and owned and operated Young's
Economy Store in Todd. He retired in December 1985, after 29 years of
service at postmaster in Todd. He was an avid hunter and sports fan. His
favorite pastime was watching his children and grandchildren participate
in sports. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at
the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev. David
Bailey and the Rev. Henry Theys officiating. Interment will be made in
the Trough Creek Cemetery. 

Catherine E. NORRIS, 49, of P.O. Box 21, James Creek, died at 9:40 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital, Johnstown.
Born April 2, 195 1, in Pottstown, she was the daughter of E. Lloyd
Elvin, who survives in Elverson, and the late E. Jane (Buchanan) Elvin.
She was united in marriage to Terry E. Norris, who survives at home.
Four children survive: Michael T. Duck of James Creek, Tracy E. Foor of
Hopewell, Theresa A. Duck of James Creek and Terra E. Norris of Roaring
Spring. There are three grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister also
survive: Edward L. Elvin and E. Lloyd Elvin Jr., both of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and Patricia J. Davis, Elverson. Mrs. Norris was of the Protestant
faith. A 1969 graduate of Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Ariz., she
was the owner of Duck Roofing and Tree Service in James Creek. She
enjoyed cooking and dirt track racing with her son and husband at area
tracks. Mrs. Norris v@as an organ donor. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Woodcock Valley Bible Church, James
Creek, R.D. 1, with the Rev. George "Buddy" Baird officiating. Interment
will be made in the Old Stone Church Cemetery, James Creek. 

Hershel E. RAABE, 61, of Warriors Mark died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at
Altoona Hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1939, in Northwood, he was a son of the
late George E. and Thyra Naylor Raabe. On May 22, 1967, in Spring Mount,
he married Sally S. Kaufman, who survives at home. An Army veteran, he
served from 1963 to 1965. In October 2000, he retired from the U.S.
Postal Service after 35 years of service. He was a member of Spring
Mount Church of the Brethren, the Warriors Mark-Franklin Volunteer Fire
Company and Fire Police, Central District Firemen's Association, Blazing
Arrow Hook and Ladder Company and Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks Tyrone Lodge 212. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a
daughter, Becky Sue Raabe of Shippensburg; a son, James E. of Warriors
Mark; two sisters, Janet Wemple of Danville and Sylvia Brosious of
Sunbury; four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. February 8
at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ted J. Plott officiating. Burial will
be in Spring Mount Cemetery. 

Geraldine L. BRODE, 62, of R.D. 1, Box 217, Saxton, died unexpectedly
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
Born May 11, 1938, she was the daughter of the late George and Myrtle
(Potter) Foor. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Brode March 20,
1955, in Breezewood. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1987. Surviving
are three sons: Arnold L. Brode of Saxton, R.D. 1, Robert D. Brode of
Saxton and Randy L. Brode, of Saxton, R.D. 1. There are five
grandchildren. An infant son preceded her in death. Two brothers and a
sister survive: George Foor, Fowler, Ohio; Charles Foor, Huber Heights,
Ohio; and Ruth McMeen, Niles, Ohio. Two brothers, Robert and Donald, are
deceased. Mrs. Brode was a member of the Oasis of Love Church, Saxton,
R.D., where she was active in church programs and served as elder. She
was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb.
10, it 2 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor
Kathy Speck officiating. Interment will be made in the Rhoat Cemetery,
Saxton, R.D. 

Joyce (Cummins) SNYDER, 71, of 70 Orchard Dr., New Martinsville, W.Va.,
died Feb. 6, 2001, at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Nov. 5, 1929,
in Petersburg, she was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Cummins
and Rebecca (Irvin) Brownlee, and her husband, Richard P. Snyder.
Surviving are ten children: Richard P. Snyder Jr., Summerville, S.C.;
Stephen M. Snyder and Mrs. Michael B. (Cindy A.) Kocher, all of New
Martinsville, W.Va.; Andrew T. Snyder, Opelika, Ala.; Daniel J. Snyder,
New Martinsville, W.Va.; David L. Snyder, Charleston, S.C.; Robert M.
Snyder, New Martinsville, W.Va.; Mrs. Tony (Rebecca S.) Blankenship,
Cleveland, Ohio; and Matthew C. Snyder, New Martinsville. There are 17
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister, Bettianne Giffin of
Camp Hill, survives. Mrs. Snyder attended the First Baptist Church and
was a member of the Wetzel County Women's Democratic Club. She was a
graduate of Alexandria High School and attended Juniata College. A
memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m., at the
First Baptist Church, New Martinsville, W.Va. 

Leslie Eugene PALMER, 79, of 306 Claudine Drive, Anderson, S.C., died
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1921, in Altoona, he
was the son of the late Remick and Edna (Rohrer) Palmer. He was united
in marriage to Pearl Litzenberg, who preceded him in death. One son,
Robert Ray Palmer of Anderson, S.C., and a daughter, Lois (Palmer) Brown
of Easley, S.C., survive, along with four grandchildren. He was the last
surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Palmer was a 1939 graduate
of Mount Union High School. He retired from the Anderson plant of Owens
Corning Fiberglas as head of production planning. From 1961 until 1981,
he worked in accounting. Mr. Palmer was a volunteer for the Anderson
Free Clinic, tutored ai Homeland Park Elementary School, Kairos Prison
Ministry and Emmas Community. He was a member of St. John's United
Methodist Church in Anderson. Funeral services were held today St.
John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Stephen Toth officiating.
Interment was made in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Anderson, S.C. 

Myrtle V. ROGERS, 72, of Three Springs, R.D. 1, died at 1:38 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born
July 16, 1928, in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon County, she was a
daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Cutshall) McConaughey. She was
married to Joseph W. Rogers, who preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1991.
Surviving are four children: Sandra McPherson, Mapleton; Ernie Rogers
and Stephen Rogers, both of Three Springs; and Annette Holland,
Chambersburg. There are four grandchildren. One brother, Ralph "Frank"
McConaughey of Three Springs, R.D. 1, survives. A brother, John
McConaughey, preceded her in death. Mrs. Rogers was of the Protestant
faith. She was employed by Greif Brothers Manufacturing in Mount Union
and later as a waitress at Grubb's Diner in Huntingdon and Hamman's
Restaurant, Three Springs, until her retirement. She enjoyed reading,
her dog, working with summer flowers, and spending time with her
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
10, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Joseph Barrett
officiating. Interment will be made in the Three Springs Cemetery. 

William J. ULSH, 68, of 695 Eger Lane, Duncansville, died Tuesday, Feb.
6, 2001, in the emergency room of the Altoona Hospital. Born Oct. 27,
1932, in Altoona, he was the son of the late Clarence and Helen (Dixon)
Ulsh. He was first united in marriage to Miki Loudenslager. He later
married Joanne B. (Kyle) Snare Sept. 8, 1974, in McConnellstown. She
preceded him in death May 19, 1987. Surviving are the following
children: Diane Haynes, Hudson, Fla.; M. Christine Hyatt, Clearwater,
Fla.; Joseph P. Ulsh, Duncansville, R.R.; and Thomas Ulsh, Hudson, Fla.
There are four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several
step-great-grandchildren. One stepson, Robert W. Snare of Duncansville,
R.R, survives. One stepson, Michael, died in 1981. Mr. Ulsh was a member
of the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Altoona. He was the owner
and operator of Rotary Gas Station in Altoona until 1973. From 1973
until 1992 he drove for Chemical Lehman and Tank Truck Rentals. A
veteran of the US Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. For 25
years he was a driver for race modified and sprint cars. He was a member
of the local Teamsters No. 110. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg, with Pastor
James Crookston officiating. Interment will be in Carson Valley
Cemetery. 

Alma P. (Mullen) BLACK, 87, of Autumn House at Powder Mill, York,
formerly of Broad Top City, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001,
at the home, following a brief illness. Born July 30, 1913, in Dudley,
she was a daughter of the late George W. and Annie (Stuller) Mullen. She
was the widow of Victor S. "Dick" Black. Surviving are a son and a
daughter-. Donald G. Black of Valdese, N.C.; a daughter, Ruth Anne Foore
of York; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. One sister,
Veda Hartman of Buffalo, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews survive.
Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Black was a
homemaker and a lover of birds and flowers and enjoyed cooking and
baking for her family and many friends. She was a member of the Church
of God in Hagerstown, Md., and for most of her life she lived in the
Broad Top area. She moved to York six months ago. Funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral
Home, Broad Top, with Pastors Lucille Marquiss and Paul Marquiss
officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top. 

Carl I. FISHER, 84, of 648 Marina Lane, Tavares, Fla., formerly of
Newton Hamilton and Mount Union, died at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at
his home. His death was unexpected. Born April 21, 1916, in Alexandria,
he was the son of the late Newton and Susan E. (Bumgardner) Fisher. He
was united in marriage to Mamie L. Enyeart Dec. 13, 1935. She preceded
him in death July 3, 1996. Surviving are three children: Ned H. Fisher,
Tavares, Fla.; Mrs. John (Janet) Fetrow, McVeytown, R.D. 1; and Carol
Sue Poston, Tavares, Fla. There are 11 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. One brother,
Merle Fisher of Baltimore, Md., survives. Two brothers and three sisters
are deceased. Mr. Fisher was of the Protestant faith. He was a life
member of F&AM Lodge No. 109 Mystic Circle in Elkridge, Md., and the
Fraternal Order of Police. He had been employed in law enforcement until
his retirement. He had been chief of police in Williamsburg, guard for
the Baltimore City Jail and security officer at Juniata College,
Huntingdon. A veteran df World' War II, he served in the U.S. Army and
the US Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home,
Mount Union, with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter officiating. Interment will be
made in the Newton Hamilton Cemetery, Newton Hamilton. 

Lawrence Arthur BANKS, 77, of Bisbee, Ariz., died at the Sierra Vista
Regional Health Center Jan. 27, 2001. In 1964, he was the first person
to survive the "Vineberg Surgery," a predecessor of the coronary bypass
surgery. Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Mapleton, he was the son of the late
Jay W. and Margaret (Jamison) Banks. On Nov. 12,1942, he married Kathryn
Ruth Jane Dillen in Hagerstown, Md. They celebrated nearly 60 years of
marriage. They moved from Huntingdon to Bisbee in 1957. Mrs. Banks died
June 21, 1999. Two daughters, Nina S. Graeme of Bisbee and Mrs. Gregory
(Barbara) Youngs of Silver City, New Mexico, survive, along with six
grandchildren. One son, Larry D. Banks, died aboard the USS Tripoli in
1974. Mr. Banks' twin brother, Clarence A. Banks of James Creek
survives, along with brothers Merrill Banks of Huntingdon, and Dallas
Jay Banks of Sierra Vista, Ariz. One sister, Lillian Sheasley of
Huntingdon, also survives. Mr. Banks attended the one-room school in
Mapleton until the eighth grade. Self-employed, he worked as a painter
and carpenter for many years. He was an employee of H.T. Reynolds and
worked as a janitor at the Smithfield School. While in Arizona, he
worked for Civil Service as a painter and carpenter for Fort Huachuca.
He retired at the age of 39. Mr. Banks always kept busy with different
projects, including making small pieces of furniture and museum-quality
doll houses. His creative ability was unique and his generosity to help
others was rare. His wry sense of humor and crooked smile will always be
remembered. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in
Bisbee. Funeral services were held in Bisbee Feb. 3. 

Melvin J. "Mel" FULTZ, 61, of R.D. 2, Box 37-A, Huntingdon, died at 6:45
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born Dec. 3, 1939, in Derry Township, Mifflin County, he was
a son of the late Milton and Mae (Rhea) Fultz. He is survived by the
following siblings: William Fultz, Lewistown, R.D. 2; Ronald Fultz and
David Fultz, both of Milroy; Mrs. Max (Frances) Hampton and Darwin G.
Fultz, both of Granville. One sister, Beverly A. Hampton, preceded him
in death. Mr. Fultz was a laborer for Fay L. Wagner Tire Company in
Yeagertown, with 20 years of service. He was a life member of the
National Rifle Association. Funeral services will be private and at the
convenience of the family. Interment will be made in the Birch Hill
Cemetery, Burnham. 

Gerald Ray PRICE, 70, of 9221 Cochise Lane, Port Richey, Fla., died
Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Kistler, he
was a son of the late John and Lydia Price. His wife, Deloies, survives
at home, along with two children: Pamela Flannelly and Jerry Lee Price.
The following brothers and sisters also survive: John Price, Georgia;
Robert Price, Mount Union; Darrell Price, Maryland; Terry Price,
Huntingdon; Betty Fluke, Gloria Hampton, Jeanette Erb, Caroline Kelly,
Geraldine Bossinger, Shelby Scott and Darlene Hoffman. Mr. Price was of
the Protestant faith. Funeral services were held in Florida. 

Mary E. HAULMAN, 88, of 8 Simpson Street, Huntingdon, died 12:55 p.m.,
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at her home. Her death was unexpected. She was
born Oct. 17, 1912 in Orbisonia, the daughter of the late Frank and
Minnie (Harris) Madden. She was united in marriage to Frank L. Haulman
April 23, 1944 at the 15th Street United Methodist Church in Huntingdon.
She was preceded in death by her husband June 4, 1984. She is survived
by a sister, Beatrice Hampson of Rockhill Furnace and was preceded in
death by one sister and two brothers. Mrs. Haulman was a member of the
15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon. She was a 1933 graduate
of the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and then worked at
J.C. Blair for 32 years as a registered nurse. She was an active member
of the Wesley Crusaders Sunday School Class, the J.C. Blair Nurses
Alumni Association, Order of the Eastern Star #159 and the Order of
Amaranth #121. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience
of the family at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home in Huntingdon, with
Rev. David L. Dearing officiating. Interment will be made at Huntingdon
Memorial Gardens, R.D. 1, Huntingdon. 

Nora (Christoff) BATALIS, 77, of 50 Taylor Apartments, Mount Union, died
at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at her home. Her death was
unexpected. Born March 18, 1923, in Lucy Furnace, Mount Union, R.D. 1,
she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Diduch) Christoff. She
was first married to Christos Papazis, who preceded her in death Oct.
25, 1943. Her second husband, Michael Batalis, died April 23, 1974.
Three children survive: James Papas of Newark, Del.; Anthony Papazis of
Long Island, N.Y., and Tina Bauerle of Princeton, N.J. There are seven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Four sisters also survive:
Mary Keib of Michigan, Jane Noske of California, Anne Shue of Texas, and
Helen Christoff of Mount Union, R.D. 1. The following brothers and
sisters preceded her in death: Stanley Christoff, Andrew Christoff,
Violet Christoff and Josephine Gallo. Mrs. Batalis was a member of the
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Mount Union. She was primarily a
homemaker and was active in supporting church functions and loved to
crochet and sew. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
13, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev.
Stephen Kundla officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union
Cemetery. 

Raymond Monroe HENRY, 81, Fort Littleton, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday,
February 9, 2001 at the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
Born June 6, 1919 in Clear Ridge, Fulton County, he was the son of the
late Samuel Cleve and Myrtle (Shore) Henry. He was married to Dorothy M.
(Regi) Henry on February 15, 1947. She survives at their home. Surviving
are a son and two daughters: Greg Henry, Hustontown; Trudy Henry,
Waynesboro and Mrs. John (Sheila) Burdge, Blairs Mills; six
grandchildren: Lonnie, Mike, Jamie, Tish, Brie and Sage; two
great-grandchildren: Arizona and Cainan; two brothers and a sister:
Wendell Henry, Hustontown; Reed Henry, Camp Hill and Sarah Davis,
Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Kenneth
and Richard and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Fort
Littleton Bible Church and the American Legion Post #561,
McConnellsburg. He retired in June 1981 from the Forbes Road Elementary
School, where he had worked as a janitor. He had previously been
employed as a tunnel guard on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In earlier
years, he had worked as a shovel operator stripping coal in Somerset
County. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army with
the 704th Tank Destroyer Reconnaissance Company from May 1941 through
October 1945. He served in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and
Central Europe. His decorations and citations include Good Conduct
Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, and European African Middle
Eastern Service Medal with four bronze stars. In his school years, he
enjoyed basketball and track. In later years, he enjoyed hunting,
fishing, gardening and especially spending time with his grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 13 at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown. Pastor
Deb Strait officiated. Burial was made in Clear Ridge Cemetery. The
Fulton Honor Guard provided military services at the cemetery. 

Carolyn M. CONLON, 86, of 34 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Mount Union, died at
8:26 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. She had been in failing health. Born June 12, 1914, in
Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Harry Marshall and Mary
(Vanderpool) Anderson. She was married to Frederick Conlon, who preceded
her in death Aug. 26, 1968. Surviving are two daughters: Helen L. DeVore
of Alexandria and Deborah A. Grove of Mount Union. There are six
grandchildren and five great-grandsons. One granddaughter is deceased.
One brother, Harry Anderson of Mount Union, survives. Two brothers and
one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Conlon retired in 1980 from the
Huntingdon Middle School, where she was employed as a cafeteria worker
for 16 years. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church,
Huntingdon. Funeral services were private and conducted through the
Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, Saturday, Feb. 10, with the
Rev. Gordon Ross officiating. Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery,
Huntingdon. 

Ruth C. (Lockard) CURRY, 84, of 12210 Loop Rd., South Mountain, died at
6:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Caledonia Manor, Fayetteville. She
had been in failing health since September 1997. Born March 4, 1916, in
Robertsdale, she was the daughter of the late George Sr. and Adaline
(Roche) Lockard. She rnarried Delmont C. Curry in February 1954. He
preceded her in death Feb. 18, 1971. She lived her early life in
Robertsdale and moved to South Mountain in August 1942. She is survived
by two sisters: Mildred Troy of Robertsdale and Elsie "Gussie" Huff of
Ringgold, Md. Five nephews, seven grand-nephews and eight grand-nieces
survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in
death by a sister, Florean Stevenson; and five brothers, Homer Lockard,
Wilbert Lockard, George Lockard Jr., Dewayne Lockard and Deweese
Lockard. Mrs. Curry did domestic work after graduating from high school
until moving to South Mountain. There she worked at the Mont Alto
Sanatorium, in the dietary department as a cook for doctors and nursing
staff. She retired in 1978. She was a member of the Ringgold Church of
Christ, Ringgold, Md., and the Good Neighbor Sunday School Class. She
also attended services at the South Mountain Bible Church and the
Robertsdale Church of God. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and
shopping. Mrs. Curry moved to the nursing home in Oct. 31, 2000. Funeral
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc., Waynesboro, with Pastor Donald E.
Conley, Pastor Richard Daughtridge and Pastor Donald Simmers
officiating. Interment will be made in the Ringgold Cemetery, Ringgold,
Md. 

Rena L. MOORE, 69, of Rockhill Furnace, died at 7:21 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
10, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Sept. 2,
1931, in Blairs the daughter of the late Roy L. Biddle Sr. and Sara Mae
(Fortney) Biddle Glenny.. She was reared in the home of her maternal,
grandmother, the late Rettie Elizabeth Fortney of Blairs Mills. She was
united in marriage to Nelson Moore Jr. July 28, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md.
Mr. Moore preceded her in death Aug. 16, 1982. Surviving are three
children: Sally Jo Moore and Richard. N. Moore, both at home; and
Michael P. Moore of HCR 60, Orbisonia, Blacklog Valley. There are five
grandchildren. One brother, Roy L. Biddle Jr. of, Huntingdon, R.D. 3,
also survives. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Rockhill Church of the
Brethren and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class and Prayer Chain
of the church. She was also a member of the church choir for 25 years.
Mrs. Moore was a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the
Orbisonia Fire Company. She was employed by the Area Agency on Aging
until her retirement in 1997. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Rockhill Church of the Brethren, Rockhill
Furnace, with the Rev. Len Smith officiating. Interment will be made in
the IOOF Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace. 

Frances (Harris) Kyle MINNICK, 88, a resident of The Oaks at Westminster
Woods, Huntingdon, formerly of 1215 Washington St., Huntingdon, died
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born
Sept. 8, 1912, in Stuarts Draft, Va., she was a daughter of the late
Spitler T. and Elizabeth (Brown) Harris. She was first married to
Raymond E. Kyle and later to Charles Minnick. Both spouses preceded her
in death. One son and daughter-in- law, Ronald L. and Jacquelyn Kyle,
survive, along with a grandson, Ronald J. Kyle. Many loving nieces,
nephews and cousins survive in Pennsylvania and Virginia. An infant
daughter, Mary Darlene Kyle, preceded her in death, Two sisters and one
brother are deceased: Marguerite (Harris) Brown, Mary (Harris)
Shoemaker, and John S. Harris. One brother-in-law, James Shoemaker,
survives. Mrs. Minnick was of the Christian faith and was baptized in
the Church of the Brethren. She was a member and vice president of the
Standing Stone Senior Citizens Center and served on many local boards,
including the United Way, Tri-County Home Nursing Agency and Home Health
Services of Huntingdon County. She was a member of several service
organizations, including Women of the Moose Chapter No. 220; Auxiliary
to the Standing Stone Post No. 1754, VFW; and Frank P. Hommon Post No.
24, American Legion. She retired from Mead Products after 43 years of
service. While at Mead, Mrs. Minnick was president of the United
Paperworkers International Union Local No. 1442, and treasurer of the
United Labor Council of Huntingdon County. She was a 1930 graduate of
Saxton High School. A funeral service will be held at the John B. Brown
Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon. Thursday, Feb. 15, at 2
p.m., with the Rev. Henry A. Theys officiating. Interment will be made
in the Valley View Cemetery (Brumbaugh Cemetery), James Creek. 

Ina M. EMERY, 79, a resident of Beverly Healthcare William Penn Nursing
Center, Lewistown, formerly of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died at 7:52 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at the center. Born July 4, 1921, in Huntingdon,
she was the daughter of the late Emory and Verna (Hawn) Muckle. She was
united in marriage to Chester F. Emery Oct. 12, 1940. Her husband
preceded her in death April 27, 1995. Surviving is a son, Robert L.
Emery of Dyer, Ind., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The
last surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death
by two brothers and a sister: Melvin Muckle, Norman Muckle and Erma
Madden. Mrs. Emery retired from Mead Products, Alexandria, after 31
years of service. She was a member of the Mill Creek United Methodist
Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at
the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Ray
Crownover and the Rev. George Baird officiating. Interment will be made
in the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek. 

M. Elizabeth GASTER, 83, of Columbia, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9,
2001, at Saint John's Herr Estate Retirement Community, Columbia. Born
July 26, 1917, in Wells Township, Fulton County, she was a daughter of
the late Harry H. and Jessie B. (Gress) Gaster. She is survived by a
niece and a gra nephew. One brother, Ernest Gaster, and a twin sister,
Mary Rebecca Gaster, preceded her in death. Ms. Gaster received her
bachelor's degree in rural education from Millersville State College and
her master's degree in school administration from Bucknell University.
She taught school in the Everett Area School District in Bedford County
and Southern Huntingdon County School District. She was a member of St.
John's Lutheran Church, Columbia, and the Pennsylvania Association of
School Retirees. She was a life member of the National Education
Association. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 28, at Roaring Run/Wells Valley EUB Cemetery, Wells
Township, Fulton County, with interim pastor, the Rev. Richard Geib,
officiating. 

Margie K. COLEMAN, 78, of 145 Shadyside Dr., Hopewell, died Monday, Feb.
12, 2001, at 2:33 p.m., at her home, following an extended illness. Born
Oct. 4, 1922, in Hopewell, she was a daughter of the late Russell and
Dorothy (Reed) Keifman. She was united in marriage to George M. Coleman
Jr. Jan. 27, 1968, in Elkton, Md. He preceded her in death Nov. 23,
2000. One stepson, Gary Coleman of Baltimore, Md., survives, along with
two step-grandchildren. Two sisters, Gloria Mellott of Hopewell, with
whom she resided, and Mrs. Albert (Lorraine) Phipps, Six Mile Run,
survive. One brother, Robert Keifman, preceded her in death. Mrs.
Coleman was of the Lutheran faith. A 1942 graduate of Robert P. Smith
High School in Yellow Creek, she was a social caseworker for 25 years
for the State of Maryland. She retired in 1980. Funeral services will be
held Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton, with the Rev. Mark Rhodes and Pastor Melvin VanOrman
officiating. Interment will be made in the Hopewell Cemetery. 

Irene (Mohler) GROVE, 94, of Anchorage, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 13,
2001, at 12:05 a.m., in Louisville, Ky. Born June 21, 1906, in Ephrata,
she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Lillie (Smith) Mohler. She was
united in marriage to John Donelson Grove Jr. March 3, 1934, in York.
Mr. Grove preceded her in death. One daughter and one son survive: Mrs.
Paul R. (Sally) Brink, Anchorage, Ky.; and John D. Grove III, Altoona.
There are nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. One sister,
Mrs. James (Ruth) Vorosmarti of Palmerton survive. Three brothers and
two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Grove was a member of the
Anchorage Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the Abbey
Reformed Church, United Church of Christ, Huntingdon. She also belonged
to the American Association of University Women and was a former member
of the Standing Stone Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Grove was educated in the public schools of Ephrata and graduated
from Ephrata High School in 1924. A 1931 graduate of Juniata College,
she taught in the Huntingdon public schools and worked as a private
kindergarten teacher. A memorial service will be held at the Anchorage
Presbyterian Church, Anchorage, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 24, at noon, with
the Rev. Dee W. Wade officiating. Interment will be made at the
convenience of the family in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens. 

Catherine (Cook) HOUCK, 88, of Porter Township, R.D. 1, Box 67,
Alexandria, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at 2:27 a.m., at her residence.
She had been in failing health for the past several years. Born June 11,
1912, in Broad Top City, she was a daughter of the late John Isaac and
Julie (Burke) Cook. She married Marshall E. Houck June 25, 1932, in
Dudley, with the Rev. Houghton officiating. Mr. Houck preceded her in
death in January 1983. Two daughters and one son survive: JoEllen
(Houck) Houp, Huntingdon; Audrey J. Houck, Alexandria, R.D. 1; and
Marshall E. Houck Jr., Stewartstown. There are nine grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren. One son, John C. Houck, is deceased. One brother
and three sisters preceded her in death: James Cook, Margaret Cook,
Agnes Roseborough and Eleanor Cook. Mrs. Houck was a member of the Most
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon. She attended the Broad Top
public schools and was primarily a homemaker. She had been a resident of
Huntingdon County since birth and had lived at her current residence for
55 years. She enjoyed watching birds, flower gardening and activities
with her grandchildren. She was a mother and a friend to all. A funeral
service will be held at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
Huntingdon, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David J.
Arseneault officiating. Interment will be made in the Alexandria
Presbyerian Cemetery, Alexandria. 

Ralph W. RUNK, 67, of HCR 1, Broad Top, died at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
13, 2001, at his home in Todd Township, Huntingdon County. His death was
unexpected Born March 11, 1933, in Mount Union, he was a son of the late
Grover and Pearl (Scott) Runk. He was married to Freda G. Curfman Nov.
28, 1953, in Cassville. Mrs. Runk survives at home, along with three
children: Duane Runk, Dennis Runk and Susan Berzansky, all of HCR 1,
Broad Top. There are ten grandchildren. One son, Dale, is deceased.
Three brothers survive: Glenn Runk, HCR 1, Broad Top; Earl Runk,
Marklesburg; and Lester Runk, Cassville, R.D. One brother, Norman Runk,
and a sister, Orma Runk, preceded him in death. Mr. Runk was a charter
member of the Trough Creek Valley Community Church, HCR 1, Broad Top,
and the Trough Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Company. He was the owner and
operator of Ralph Runk Excavating in Broad Top for the past 35 years. He
was also involved in farming. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, at the Trough Creek Valley Community Church, HCR 1,
Broad Top, with the Rev. Charles Rhodes and the Rev. David Bailey
officiating. Interment will be made in the Cassville Cemetery. 

Martha E. BARLEY, 97, of Eustis, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at
The Edgewater Retirement Center, Mt. Dora, Fla. She was united in
marriage to S. Ray Barley, who preceded her in death in 1989. Surviving
are two sons, Fred C. Barley of Seattle, Wash., and Kenneth E. Barley of
Denver, Colo. There are six grandchildren. Two sisters, Margaret R.
Strong of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Henry (Estella Z.) Stoudt of
Petersburg, R.D., survive. One sister and three brothers preceded her in
death. Mrs. Barley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in
Eustis, Fla. She was a member of Grange Association in New York and
Florida. She was primarily a homemaker. Mrs. Barley lived in Buffalo,
N.Y.i for over 35 years and retired in Florida in 1967. A memorial
service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Fla.
Interment will be made in the Slate Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, R.D. 

Dorothy E. BOHER, 95, formerly of Lemoyne, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001,
at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born May 22, 1905, in Shippensburg, she was
a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Duffy) Boher. She is
survived by cousins in Three Springs, Rockhill, Cassville, Orbisonia,
Mill Creek and Smithfield. Ms. Boher was a graduate of the former
Lemoyne High School and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of
Revenue. She was a member of the Lemoyne Senior Citizens and was of the
Protestant faith. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
15, at the Musselman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Lemoyne,
with the Rev. Byron K. Krapf officiating. Interment will be made in
Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township. 

Arvelia Gertrude Howerton BYRD, 64, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Feb.
1, 2001, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 23, 1936, in Kistler,
she was the daughter of the late Girtha and Daniel Howerton. Surviving
are a daughter, Sandra Givens of Philadelphia, and two granddaughters.
Two brothers, Cloyd and Richard, both of Huntingdon, also survive. Five
sisters-in- law, one brother-in-law and several cousins, nieces and
nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph, a
sister, Edna, and a stepfather, Paul Bullett Sr. Her family attended the
Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Huntingdon, where she was baptized.
Following graduation from high school, she moved to Philadelphia in
1955, to pursue broader horizons. Mrs. Byrd held various positions after
moving to Philadelphia. She worked at the McNeil Pharmaceutical
Healthcare Company for 24 years, until the time of her illness. In
addition to her work, she had many interests. Early on, she developed an
interest in participating in politics as a way of fostering change. She
served in the early campaigns of John White Jr. and Charles Bowser, as
well as in the campaigns of W. Wilson Goode. She also served as an
integral part of the Dwight Evans campaign. As part of this work, she
served in a volunteer capacity as the election day coordinator for State
Representative Evans and the Tenth Ward Democratic Committee. She was
one of the original members of the Friends of Ogontz Avenue
Revitalization Corporation. She played an active role in fostering the
growth of the West Oak Lane community. Her passion for her heritage
helped shape and develop the four-day West Oak Lane Community Festival
and the original Avenue of the Arts celebration which focused on
African-American culture, including art, dance, music and dress. She
also organized the Super Saturday Parade that evolved from a small
celebration to a very successful, large event. Mrs. Byrd was also an
active board member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. She also served
on the Youth and Risk Committee and was involved with the Black History
Honor Celebration at McNeil Company. Funeral services were held Feb. 8,
in Philadelphia. 

Mary Revenna (Newcombe) LEWIS, 95, of 200 Saint Francis Dr., Bradford,
died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at 9:19 p.m., at her residence. She had been
in failing health for the past year. Born Dec. 11, 1905, in Morrisdale,
Clearfield County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Maxwell and
Jane Ann (Iveson) Newcombe. She was united in marriage to John Henry
Lewis Jr. Oct. 6, 1934, at Chelsea Presbyterian Church, New York, N.Y.,
by the Rev. Thomas H. Whepley. Mr. Lewis preceded her in death March 9,
1987. Two brothers, Robert Anthony Newcombe of Bradford and George
Porter Newcombe of Bridgewater, N.J., survive. She was preceded in death
by two brothers: James Iveson Newcombe and John William Newcombe. Mrs.
Lewis was a member of the Emanuel United Church of Christ in Irvington,
N.J. She was active in her church as an elder. She was also an active
member of the Shut In Society, Inc., of New York and the Humane Society.
From June 1929 until her retirement in June 1948, she worked as a
kindergarten teacher at the Madison Avenue School in Irvington, N.J. She
graduated from Lock Haven Normal School with a teaching certificate in
kindergarten and elementary education with the Class of 1929. She had
been a resident of Irvington, N.J., from 1928 until moving to her
current residence in Bradford in 1998. Mrs. Lewis enjoyed needlecrafts
and was a champion of animal rights. She enjoyed fishing. Funeral
services will be held at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Friday, Feb.
16, at noon, with the Rev. Leslie R.F. Papp officiating. Interment will
be made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon. 

Charles C. WRIGHHT Jr., 92, of Acme, R.D. 1, formerly of Greensburg,
died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital. Born
Sept. 19, 1908, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Charles C. and
Mary (Watson) Wright. His wife, the former Goldie Marker, preceded him
in death. One daughter, Mrs. Frank (Mary Ann) Salotti of Acme, R.D. 1,
survives, along with two grandchildren. Mr. Wright was a member of the
First United Methodist Church in Greensburg and was a 25-year member of
Westmoreland Lodge No. 518, Greensburg. He attended Juniata College and
was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corp. During World War II, he
served in the U.S. Army. Funeral services will be held at the
Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Inc., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, with the Rev. Robert Wilson and the Rev. Keith
McIlwain officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Joy Cemetery,
Mt. Pleasant Township. 

Carol J. MYERS, 40, of Huntingdon, formerly of Spruce Creek, died
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at home, following an extended illness. Born
March 9, 1960, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of Lester L. Jr. and
Ruth E. Cella Myers of Spruce Creek. In addition to her parents, she is
survived by a sister, Debra Wilson of Petersburg; two brothers, Dave W.
Myers of Tyrone and John D. Myers of Spruce Creek; grandmother, Lorene
E. Myers of Spruce Creek; and a niece. Services will be held at the
convenience of the family at Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark,
with Rev. Gregory Lake officiating. Burial will be in Franklinville
Cemetery. 

Elizabeth Jane NEARHOOF, 84, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, where she had
resided since 1999, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, a 7:05 a.m., at the
manor. Born Nov. 30, 1916, in Warriors Mark, she was a daughter of the
late J. Ernest and Alma Keith (Buck) Nearhoof She never married. She is
survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Two brothers, Scott
Ernest and George Levi Nearhoof, preceded her in death. Ms. Nearhoof was
a member of the following organizations: National City Christian Church
of Washington, D.C.; past secretary of Warriors Mark Fire Company
Auxiliary and Warriors Mark Senior Citizens; Star Bible Class of the
Warriors Mark United Methodist Church; past treasurer of United
Methodist Women of the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, where she
was a member; Standing Stone Chapter Daughters of the American
Revolution in Huntingdon; Tyrone Chapter of AARP; Huntingdon County
Historical Society; Blair County Genealogical Society; and the Alumni
Association of State Teachers College in Springfield, Mo. She attended
the one-room school in Spring Mount, Huntingdon County. She graduated
from Warriors Mark-Franklin Consolidated High School, Class of 1934,
where her nickname was "Busy Bee." She received her bachelor's degree in
education in 1937, from the State Teachers College in Springfield, Mo.,
and did her graduate work at Penn State University and Columbia
University, New York. Ms. Nearhoof held a lifetime certificate to teach
in the state of Missouri and taught high school there after graduating
from college. She served as a teacher's aide at Warriors Mark Elementary
School and was Home Management Supervisor for Farm Security
Administration in Pennsylvania. During World War II, she was on the
American Red Cross staff at Army/Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs,
Ark. She also served as intelligence clerk for the Navy and Army in
Washington, D.C. In other roles, she was a secretary in the Department
of Theater Arts at Penn State University; director of YWCA Youth Center,
Pittsburgh; and in 1968, she was the secretary of the Warriors Mark
Bicentennial Committee. For 34 years, she wrote a column about the
Warriors Mark area, which appeared in The Tyrone Herald. In 1968, at the
time of the Warriors Mark Bicentennial, she published her book titled
"ECHOES from Warriors Mark and Surrounding Areas." The publication of
this book earned her a Certificate of Commendation from the Association
of State and Local History. She was a lifetime resident of the Warriors
Mark area, except during her collegiate years and the number of years
she taught in Missouri. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday,
Feb. 15, at the Burket Cemetery, Warriors Mark, with the Rev. Leslie
R.F. Papp officiating. 

Betty L. HOFFMAN, 76, of 107 S. llth St., Huntingdon, died Thursday,
Feb. 15, 2001, at 8:15 a.m., at her home. Born July 22, 1924, in Saxton,
she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Pauline (Price)
Hollingshead. She was first married to John R. Quinn, who preceded her
in death July 31, 1969. Her second husband, Robert H. Hoffman Sr.,
survives at their home. Two children, Mrs. David (Sandy) Hollingshead of
Belleville and Robert Stephen Quinn of Huntingdon, R.D. 3, survive. One
step-son, Robert H. Hoffman Jr., lives in Saltillo. There are four
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one
step-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Chris
David Hollingshead. One brother, Albert J. Hollingshead Jr. of Ohio, and
a sister, Mrs. John (Jean) Suter of Elyria, Ohio, survive. A brother,
Robert H. Hollingshead, is deceased. Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the
St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. She was also a member of the
Standing Stone Senior Citizens in Huntingdon. For over 2O years, she was
employed by the Arrow Shirt Factory in Huntingdon. She enjoyed spending
time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private funeral
services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Robert E.
Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. James L. Blair
officiating. Interment will be made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens,
Huntingdon, R.D. 1. 

W. Jack FORSYTHE, 85, of 918 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died at 7:56 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Med- ical Center,
Oakland, Pittsburgh. Born Oct. 12, 1915, in Pittsburgh, he was the son
of the late Oliver and Ada (King) Forsythe. Surviving are six children:
Bernard Forsythe of Elizabeth; Jody Forsythe of Boalsburg; Sandra K.
Banks of Mill Creek; Mona L. Owens of Windber; Edward L. Stull Jr. of
Shirleysburg; and Cathy Harris of Camp Hill; seven grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his companion, Emma R.
Stull. He was preceded in death by 17 brothers and sisters. Mr. Forsythe
was of the Protestant faith. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served
during WW II in the European, African, Middle Eastern Theatre of
Operations with the 9222nd Transportation Corps as an automotive
mechanic. He received the WW II Victory Medal. He was a member of the
Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Forsythe was employed by Jerry
Grubb, Irvin Aronson, Laney's Feed Mill, Kann Brothers and Delta
Sanitation. He retired in 1979. He attended the public schools of
Pricedale. He enjoyed vegetable gardening. Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. Monday, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with
Pastor Nelson W. Haltman officiating. Interment will be made at the
Riverview Cemetery. 

Martha Marie McGEARY, 80, formerly of Huntingdon, died Friday, Feb. 16,
2001, at Locust Grove Retirement Center, Mifflin. Born May 5, 1920, in
Williamsburg, she was the daughter of the late Grant E. and Beryl E.
(Ressler) Clapper. She was survived by two brothers, John W. Clapper of
Huntingdon and Grant C. Clapper of Kosta Sweden and two sisters, Jessie
C. Thompson of Huntingdon, R.R. 3 and Mary K. Senecal of Portland, Ore.
Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Ms. McGeary was a
member of the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Huntingdon. She was a
charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Shaver's Creek Volunteer
Fire Company. Ms. McGeary was a housekeeper and nanny for the Smith
family in State College for a number of years. She also worked at
McClanahan's in State College at one time. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, with
the Rev. Merrill L. Banks officiating. Interment will be made in the
Williamsburg Lutheran Cemetery. 

Martin A. SUOMELA,63, of Petersburg died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at
James E. VanZandt Veterans Administration Medical Center in Altoona.
Born March 14, 1937, in Duluth, Minn., he was a son of Fannie Hyry
Suomela of North Branch, Minn., and the late John Albert Suomela. On
Oct. 30, 1965, in Conklin, N.Y., he married Lelia W. Dawes, who survives
at home. He received an associate's degree in business administration
from Keystone Junior College. A Navy veteran, he served in Korea and
Vietnam, retiring after 20 years as senior chief hospital corpsman in
1974. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Civil Action
Medal (with Palm), the Good Conduct Award (Fifth), the Navy Unit
Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. He was
the former medical administrator for the State Correctional Institution
in Huntingdon. He was a Lutheran and member of the Huntingdon Veterans
of Foreign Wars, Cloyd K. Davis Post 150 American Legion in Petersburg,
Disabled American Veterans, Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company Catering
Club and the Retired Enlisted Association, of which he was treasurer.
Following retirement, he enjoyed traveling, reading, watching historical
events and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his
wife, he is survived by two sons, Christopher of Tyrone and David of
Frederick, Md.; a sister, Corinne Landro of North Branch, Minn.; a
brother, John W. of Arlington, Va.; and three grandchildren. A sister
preceded him in death. A memorial service will be announced at a later
date. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. 

Edith Audrey LALLI, 73, of 1025 Washington St., Huntingdon, died Friday,
Feb. 16, 2001, at 5:07 p.m., at Huntingdon Manor. Born April 4, 1927, in
Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hannah (Forshey)
Criswell. She was united in marriage to Joseph Lalli May 4, 1947, at the
Twelfth Street United Methodist Church, by the Rev. G.C. Kelly. Mr.
Lalli survives at home, along with three daughters: Darla Lalli,
Huntingdon; Lennie Thompson, Petersburg; and Carla Jo Lalli, Huntingdon.
There are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lalli
was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was of the
Protestant faith. Educated in the Huntingdon school system, she was
employed by the Twist and Ply Department of Owens Coming Fiberglas in
Huntingdon and as a restaurant worker at various locations in the
Huntingdon area. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1
p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with Pastor
Shirley J. Russell officiating. Interment will be made in the
Mooresville Cemetery, Petersburg, R.D. 1. 

Shirley J. BOOKHAMER, 65, of R.D. 2, Box 180, Tyrone, died Monday
morning, Feb. 19, 2001, at the Altoona Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1935, in
Ramey, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Verna M.
(Henderson) Davensizer. She married Thomas R. Bookhamer Sept. 25, 1954,
in Juniata. Surviving along with her husband are two sons and a
daughter: Thomas W. Bookhamer of Claysburg; Todd R. Bookhamer at home;
and Melissa K. Reed of Reightown. There are four granddaughters. A
brother and four sisters survive: William R. Davensizer of Reightown;
Joan Hampton, Janet Ardizzone and Dianne Good, all of Juniata; and
Beverly Thomas, Bellwood. Mrs. Bookhamer was employed as a wrapper in
the meat department at Wissinger Grocery in Bellmeade and previously at
Butterick Corp. and A&P Foods. She was a member of the Bellwood Church
of the Brethren, where she sang in the church choir. She was a member of
the Altoona Chapter No. 68, Order of the Eastern Star, the Bellwood
Community Choir and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed
traveling, cruises, being outdoors and swimming. She loved her children
and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
Feb. 22, at the Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Bellwood, with the Rev.
David Ort and the Rev. Alan Brumbaugh officiating. Interment will be
made in the Blair Memorial Park, Antis Township. 

Thelma Odean NORRIS, 85, a resident of the Masonic Homes Healthcare
Center, Elizabethtown, formerly of Hershey, died at 3:13 a.m. Monday,
Feb. 19, 2001, at the Masonic Homes. Born May 28, 1915, in Shirley
Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Howard and
Mary (Price) Dubbs. She was married to Coyle E. Norris Nov. 28, 1932. He
preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1996. Two sons and two daughters survive:
James H. Norris, Palmyra; Janet L. Stenner, Newark, Del.; Elmer C.
Norris, Palmyra; and Glolria J. Koch, Hummelstown. There are five
grandsons and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister are
deceased. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Sugar Run Church of the
Brethren, Shirleysburg, R.D. For 15 years, she had been employed as a
substitute house parent at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Martin R.
Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. Jim Hullihen officiating.
Interment will be made in the Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton. R.D. 

Bernice A. ROLAND, 72, of HC 1, Huntingdon, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 18, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born March
1, 1928, in Cass Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the
late Oliver M. and Margie (Saylor) Stapleton. She was united in marriage
to Cloyd Roland Nov. 27, 1953, in Winchester, Va. Mr. Roland survives at
home, along with two children, Sandy Erwin of Calvin and James Roland of
HC 1, Huntingdon, and three grandchildren. Also surviving are three
siblings: Elwood Stapleton of Cassville and Nelda Stapleton and
Geraldine Bertres, both of HC 1, Huntingdon., One brother, Oliver Jay,
is deceased. Mrs. Roland attended the Harmony Church of God, Calvin,
R.D. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville,
with the Rev. Janice Black officiating. Interment will be made in the
Cassville Cemetery. 

James R. GUYLER, 71, a resident of Havertown for 42 years, died
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at the Masonic Home, Lafayette Hill. Born Feb.
28, 1929, in Duncannon, he was a son of the late Charles Raymond and
Esther Ellen (Manning) Guyler. He married Virginia M. "Ginny" Morrow,
who preceded him in death Aug. 16, 1995, after 43 years of marriage.
Surviving are three daughters: Kathie Guyler, Richmond, Ind.; Mary
Marlowe, Cairo, Egypt; and Margie (Guyler) Hamilton,, Philadelphia.
There are five grandchildren. Two sisters, Frieda Topper and Romaine
Black, both of Mount Union, survive. Mr. Guyler was a member of the
United Presbyterian Church of Manoa, Havertown, where he was a former
trustee. He was the owner and operator of Exxon stations for 40 years,
mainly at State and Lansdowne avenues, Drexel Hill for 20 years. Prior
locations included Bryn Mawr and City Line avenues, Philadelphia for
five years. He was a 50-year member of the Mount Union Lodge No. 688 and
the Independent Dealers Association. He served in the U.S. Army during
the Korean Conflict. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21,
at 10 a.m., at the United Presbyterian Church of Manoa, Havertown, with
the Rev. Brown Caldwell officiating. Interment will be private. 

Lorraine M. (Grafflus) DAVIS, 95, of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of
Alexandria, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 4:45 p.m., at the manor.
Born Nov. 16, 1905, in Spruce Creek, she was a daughter of the late
Oscar Jay and Ida May (Miller) Graffius. She was united in marriage to
Thomas P. Davis April 17, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in State
College, by the Rev. Andrew E. Newcomer. He preceded her in death June
24, 1990. Several nieces and nephews survive. The last surviving member
of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by one brother and
three sisters: Homer Graffius, Mrs. Paul (Charlotte) Henry; Mrs. Harry
(Mildred) Carper; Mrs. Charles (Olive V.) Burket. Mrs. Davis was a
member of the Lower Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church, Spruce Creek. She
was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees,
Hartslog Heritage Museum, Alexandria; Owens Corning Fiberglas Club;
Auxiliary to the William P. Spyker Post No. 520, American Legion,
Alexandria; Ladies Auxiliary of the Alexandria Fire Department;
Petersburg Area Homemakers; and Ladies Auxiliary of the Lower Spruce
Creek Presbyterian Church, Spruce Creek. She was an elementary school
teacher in the public schools of the Juniata Valley area for 39 years.
She graduated from Huntingdon High School and Indiana Normal College,
now Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She had been a resident of
Huntingdon County her entire life. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and
history. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the
family, with the Rev. John C. Dean officiating. Interment will be made
in the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria. 

Helen COYLE, 71, of 14036 Village Mill Dr. 217, Maugansville, Md., died
Monday, Feb. 19, 2001, at her home. Born Aug. 29, 1929, in Huntingdon,
she was a daughter of the late Clyde Gingerich and Mary (Shaffer)
Greene. Surviving are three daughters and two sons: Vicki Schindel,
Hagerstown, Md.; Jacki Coyle, Severna Park, Md.; Peggy Ludwig, Rome,
N.Y.; Mike Coyle and Thom Coyle, both of Roanoke, Va. There are seven
grandchildren. Mrs. Coyle was a 1947 graduate of Huntingdon High School.
She was a former employee of MCI in medical records and was co-owner of
Coyle Furniture Company. She was also an active volunteer at Potomac
Heights Elementary School and North Potomac Middle School Band Boosters
and the Federal Little League. Funeral services will be held Friday,
Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., at the chapel of the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home,
1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., with the Rev. Christopher
Moore officiating. Interment will be made in the Rest Haven Cemetery,
Hagerstown, Md. 

Nancy (Rosensteel) GORE, 60, of Darlington Heights, Va., died Sunday,
Jan. 14, 2001. She was born Nov. 27, 1940, in New Jersey, a daughter of
the late Samuel Rosensteel, formerly of Mount Union, and Dorothea P.
Phillips of New Jersey. Mrs. Gore was an employee at Southside Community
Hospital Emergency Room. She is survived by a son, William H. Gore of
Concord, Calif., a daughter, Leslie Gore Porowski of Berkeley, Calif.
and two grandsons. A sister of Darlington Heights also survives.
Interment was in the Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Darlington
Heights. 

Doris S. GROSE, 77, formerly of Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Feb. 14,
2001, at Hospice House Woodside, The Villa, in Pinellas Park, Fla. Born
Dec. 7, 1923, in Maitland, she was a daughter of the late Albert and
Elsie Ellen (Ebersole) Shultz. She was united in marriage to Richard
Owen Grose May 28, 1974, in Greensburg. He preceded her in death Dec. 6,
1989. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs.
Grose was art office worker for the Federal Department of Agriculture in
Huntingdon and Greensburg. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Graveside
funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m., at Riverview
Cemetery, 245 Standing Stone Ave., Huntingdon, with the Rev. Robert G.
Maurer officiating. 

Harry W. SLAGLE, 75, of 7 Aspen St., Elysburg, died Monday, Feb. 19,
2001, at Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1925, in
Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Lewis) Slagle. He
married the former Violet R. Povcevich Nov. 30, 1957, in St. Anthony's
Church, Ranshaw. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1990. One son, Mark
Slagle of Elysburg survives, along with two grandchildren. Also
surviving are three sisters: Ethel Houck, Williamsburg; Emma Stull,
Huntingdon; and Hazel Smith, York. There are several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Cora,
Bert, Pat, Evelyn and Ruthie. Mr. Slagle was a graduate of Huntingdon
High School and Temple University in Philadelphia. For 30 years, he was
a quality assurance manager for the Arcos Corporation. He was a very
active member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg,
where he taught Sunday School, confirmation classes and was the
scoutmaster for the parish Boy Scout Troop No. 266. He also coached
baseball for the Elysburg Team, was a Ralpho Township supervisor for
eight years and was past treasurer of the All Home Association of Ralpho
Township. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m., at the Queen
of the Most Holy Posary Church, 103 W. Center St., Elysburg, with the
Rev. Charles Slough officiating. Interment will be made in the All
Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. 

Alsometa A. HOOVER, 85, of 502 Hershberger St., Martinsburg, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at her residence. Born May 1, 1915,
at Roaring Spring, R.D., she was a daughter of the late Jesse W. and
Blanche (Brown) Pote. She married Walter L. Hoover Sept. 9, 1937, in
Roaring Spring. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1986. Two brothers,
Stanley Pote of Huntingdon and George Pote of Camp Hill survive, along
with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hoover was a member of the
Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring, R.D. She retired in
1982 from the Spring Cove School District, after 41 years of service in
the school cafeteria. She began her career in 1941 as a cook at the
Taylor School. In 1960, she was promoted to supervisor of the New
Central High School Cafeteria in Martinsburg, and in 1969, she was named
district manager of all cafeterias in the Spring Cove School District.
Previously she was employed as a cook at the former Eldon Inn of Roaring
Spring. Mrs. Hoover was a 1935 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School,
Martinsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24,
at the Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring, R.D., with the
Rev. Ronald Page and the Rev. Michael Olivieri officiating. Interment
will be made in the Holsinger Cemetery, Bakers Summit. 

Doris "Dorie" M. (Hartman) ORR, 70, of 79 Chadwick Dr., Greeneastle,
died at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Westminster Woods,
Huntingdon, where she had resided since Feb. 16, 2001. Born Aug. 2,
1930, in Clay Hill, Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late W.
Milton and Amy Catherine (Horst) Hartman. She married Robert L. Orr Sr.,
who preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1993. Surviving are a son and a
daughter, Robert L. Orr Jr. of Huntingdon and Tammy M. Dickson of
Greencastle, along with four grandchildren. One sister, Mildred L. Fuss
of Greencastle, also survives, along with a number of nieces and
nephews. A brother, Wayne E. "Hucks" Hartman preceded her in death Dec.
31, 1997. In her earlier years, Mrs. Orr worked at the former Fairchild
Industries in Hagerstown, Md. Later she worked as a teacher's aide for
the Greencastle-Antrim School District for 25 years. She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church of Greencastle and the Second Milers
Sunday School Class. She was also, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to
the Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post No. 6319 and the Frank L. Carbaugh
American Legion Post No. 373, both of Greencastle. She also belonged to
the Five Hundred Card Party Club; was a member and active volunteer of
the Greencastle Senior Center; helped with the Greencastle Meals on
Wheels programs; and was a member of the Greencastle AARP Chapter No.
3025 and the National AARP. Mrs. Orr was a participant of the 2000
American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Greencastle and the local Y-Me
Cancer Survivors Support Group. She was a 1948 graduate of Greencastle
High School. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11
a.m., at the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle
St., Greencastle, with the Rev. Stacy Crawford officiating. Interment
will be made in the Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman. 

Ruth Elizabeth STAKE, 90, a resident of Shippensburg Health Care Center,
Shippensburg, since April 1996, and formerly of Saltillo, died at 9:15
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the health care center. Born April 22,
1910, in Saltillo, she was the daughter of the late Nayumn and Rachel
Alice (Dolan) Cutshall. She was married to Edgar Covert Stake May 7,
1938. He preceded her in death July 14, 1995. Two sons and one daughter
survive: Ronald E. Stake of Fayetteville, Linda Stake Roher of Carlisle
and David A. Stake of Buford, Ga. There are ten grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. Three sisters are deceased. Mrs. Stake was a member
of the Saltillo United Methodist Church, Saltillo, where she
participated in the Women's Society of the church and the Marry and Join
Us Club. She was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home,
Cassville, with Pastor Bonnie Ort officiating. Interment will be made in
the Saitillo Cemetery. 

Myrtle G. WILSON, 85, of US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, and a guest of
Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, died at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20,
2001, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 18, 1915, in Three Springs, she
was the daughter of the late George W. and Vergie (Snyder) Wible. Her
husband, Eugene Wilson, died May 21, 1981. She is survived by two sons,
Robert E. Wilson, US Highway 522 South, McVeytown and R. Ronald Wilson,
Ridge Side Acres, Lewistown; brother and sister, Homer Wible, Three
Springs and Mrs. George (Marie) Nauss, Bainbridge; six grandchildren and
12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and
a sister, Lester Wible, Ralph Wible, Charles Wible and Helen Baker. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Three Springs United Brethren
Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Harshbarger
Funeral Home, 3 South Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. Jerry Lee
Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mattawana Cemetery, McVeytown. 

Walter F. BRAUN, 88, of State College, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001,
in Walker Townhsip, Huntingdon County. Born May 12,1912, in Brooklyn,
N.Y., he was the son of the late Frank and Louise (Platz) Braun. He
married Lois L. Lonberger May 20, 1944. Mrs. Braun survives at home,
along with three daughters and a son: Susan J. Braun, State College;
Harriet L. Braun, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Katherine Farrell, Marblehead,
Mass.; and Frederick Braun, Fort Collins, Colo. There are six
grandchildren. A graduate of Boys High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., he
attended City College of New York and received a bachelor of science
degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He was
an aeronautical engineer in ballistic research for the U.S. Army at
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, retiring in 1975. He enjoyed carving
waterfowl and shore birds from wood, gardening, playing chess and
spending time at his cabin "Glow-Worm." He was a strong supporter of
many environmental organizations Funeral services will be private at the
convenience of the family. 

Lewis A. LANTZ Sr., 60, of R.D. 2, Box 471, Mount Union, died Thursday,
Feb. 22, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. He was born June 21,
1940, in Allenport, the son of the late Harry Leroy and Agnes G. (McGee)
Lantz. He married Viola Rhodenizer May 17, 1958, in Newton Hamilton,
with the Rev. Samuel R. Kissel presiding. He is survived by his wife at
home. He is also survived by three children: Lewis A. Lantz Jr. of
Mapleton; Tracy L. Lantz of Mapleton and Reneya D. Lantz of Mount Union,
R.D. 2. He is also survived by a brother, Harry Lantz of Newton
Hamilton, five grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in
death by a son, Harry F. Lantz; two sisters, Edith Kauffman and Dixie,
Lantz and one brother, Virgil Lantz. Mr. Lantz was a member of the
Mapleton United Methodist Church. He attended Captain Jack High School,
Mount Union and received his GED at Johnstown in 1978. During his life
he worked at North American Refractories and DeVecchis & Sons, Mount
Union, and Griffith Oil Company, Huntingdon. He served in the U.S. Army
National Guard Unit at Huntingdon for nine years. A funeral service will
be held Monday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home
in Huntingdon,, with the Rev. Edwin D. Seeley officiating. Interment
will be made at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Mapleton. 

Dorothy Isabelle ENTREKIN, 91, of Entriken, R.D. 1, died Friday, Feb.
23, 2001, at 10:15 a.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
She had been in failing health for several months. Born May 29, 1909,
Entriken, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Martha
(Cunningham) Hess. She was united in marriage to Horatio Trexler
Entrekin Feb. 25, 1929, in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death Oct.
27, 1964. One son, Donald E. Entrekin of New Hampshire, survives, as do
three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Three brothers,
Herman Hess, Glen Hess and Roy Hess, are deceased. Mrs. Entrekin was a
member St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, Entriken. She was
primarily a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m., at St. Matthew's United Church of
Christ, with the Rev. Frank Sapp officiating. Interment will be made in
the Entriken Cemetery. 

Former Huntingdon resident, Edmund E. MINAYA, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 11,
2001. He was living in Pembroke Pines, Fla., at the time of his death
and had resided there since 1969. He was born in New York City, the son
of John D. and Theresa Minaya of Potenza, Italy. Mr. Minaya is survived
by his former wife, Joanne R. Minaya, of Huntingdon and sons Roderick E.
of Harrisburg, Jed V. of Mechanicsburg and Curt V. of Binghamton, N. Y.
Mr. Minaya spent most of his life in the publishing business. He worked
in New York and Chicago as Midwest manager for The Journal of Commerce.
In 1969, he launched a weekly newspaper, The Mirror, in Miramar, Fla.
Subsequently, he was active in civic affairs and was the founding
president of the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce. In recent
years, he sold commercial real estate in the Miami area. He was a
tail-gunner in World War II for the U. S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Minaya was
a 1942 graduate of Juniata College where he excelled. He was voted one
of "Twelve Outstanding Seniors" for academic achievement and was captain
of Juniata's baseball team where he pitched. Mr. Minaya held various
business positions while a Huntingdon borough resident. He was one of
the original announcers that The Daily News publisher, John H. Biddle,
recruited when radio station WHUN was founded in 1947. 

Eugene W. "Mike" PARSONS, 68, of Greenwood, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001,
at Vencor Hospital, Greenwood, Ind. Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Mount Union,
he was a son of the late L. Fred and Charlotte (Wilson) Parsons. He
married Estella Ross Oct. 13, 1956, in Indianapolis, Ind., who preceded
him in death. Two sons, Michael of Greenwood, Ind., and Samuel of
Whiteland, Ind., survive, along with three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Two brothers, Glen Parsons of Mount Union and Ned
Parsons of Raleigh, N.C., survive. He was preceded in death by a
brother, Samuel Parsons. Mr. Parsons was CEO/owner of Thermal King
Refrigeration in Indianapolis, Ind. He retired in 1990. Between
1954-1956. he worked for J.D. Adams in Indianapolis. He was a member of
the Antelope Club of Indianapolis, where he served as past president;
was chairman of Thermal King Dealer advisory board and belonged to
several sportsmen's clubs. He was a 32nd degree member of Murat Temple,
Indianapolis, Ind., and was active with the Republican party. A 1950
graduate of Mount Union High School, he served as a sergeant in the U.S.
Air Force from 1950 until 1954, during the Korean War. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the G.H. Hermann Funeral
Home, Green- wood. Interment will be made in Washington Park Fast at a
later date. 

Bob V. RITCHEY, 76, of 1007 Sixth St., Saxton, died Sunday, Feb. 25,
2001, at 11:56 a.m., at his home, following an extended illness. Born
April 4, 1924, in Saxton, he was a son of the late David F. and Margaret
(Williams) Ritchey. He was first united in marriage to Mildred C.
Freidhof Nov. 29, 1945, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Dudley, by
the Rev. Bernard Conley. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1979. He
later married Rosalie Luther Feb. 11, 1984. She preceded him in death
May 10, 1985. Surviving are the following children: Elizabeth Ann
Busick, Saxton; Katherine Foster, Dudley; Jane Brown, Saxton, R.D.,
Robert V. Ritchey, Saxton; Mrs. Barry (Mary) Hinkle, Saxton, R.D.; Mrs.
Barney (Susan) Ross, Hopewell; Mrs. Matt (Elaine) Meck, James Creek,
R.D.; and Mrs. Ashley (Linda) Crocker, Saxton, R.D. One stepson, John R.
Luther of Saxton, survives. One granddaughter, Martha Ritchey of Dudley,
was reared in his home. There are 15 grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, two step- grandchildren and four
step-great-grandchildren. One step-great-granddaughter is deceased. A
sister, Martha Eisenhuth of Henderson, N.C., survives. He was preceded
in death by a twin brother, Bill H. Ritchey, and a sister, Marvid Fluke.
Mr. Ritchey was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Dudley. A
1942 graduate of Saxton-Liberty High School, he served in the U.S. Army
during World War II, in the 437th Troop carrier group. He retired in
1983 from Penelec, after 38 years of service. A funeral Mass will be
held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception
Church, Dudley, with the Rev. Patrick Leahey officiating. Interment will
be made in the Ave Maria Cemetery, Dudley. Full military rights will be
accorded at the graveside. 2/27 

Bessie E. FISHER, 93, a resident of Homewood Retirement Center,
Martinsburg, formerly of James Creek, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at
5:45 p.m., at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring. Her death was unexpected.
Born April 6, 1907, in Riddlesburg, she was a daughter of the late Avery
and Mary (Stapleton) Baker. She was united in marriage to David P Fisher
May 31, 1935, in Altoona. He preceded her in death May 28, 1983. One
son, James R. Fisher, of Colonial Beach, Fla., survives. Two brothers,
Ed Baker of South Carolina, and Avery "Jack" Baker of Huntingdon,
survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Baker, and a
sister, Phyllis Tanner. Mrs. Fisher was of the Methodist faith. She was
primarily a homemaker and had worked as a seamstress for several years.
She enjoyed gardening. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Match 1,
at 2 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with the Rev.
Frank Sapp Jr. officiating. Interment will be made in the Russellville
Methodist Cemetery. 

Stanley F. REDZENSKY, 84, of Houtzdale, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001,
at the Altoona Hospital Center for Nursing Care. Born Jan. 7, 1917, he
was the son of Anthony and Mary (Matchock) Redzensky. He married
Cathleen Ann Kowalcyk Oct. 12, 1953. Surviving, along with his wife, are
four sisters: Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Frank, Houtzdale; Mrs. Dale (Josephine)
Wetherson, Ramey; Mrs. Glenn (Martha) Huber, Altoona; and Mrs. Robert
(Ann) Galvin, East Lake, Ohio. A brother- and sister-in-law survive in
Huntingdon, along with a nephew in Alexandria and several nieces and
nephews. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death: Frank,
John, Joseph, Thomas, Helen and Frances. Mr. Redzensky was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II and served in Papua, Guadalcanal, New Guinea,
Northern Solomons and Bismark- Archipelago. He received the following
citations: American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal,
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic
Pacific Campaign Medal with Silver Service Star, and Victory Medal for
World War II. He retired from Penn State University, where he worked for
many years in the maintenance department. A funeral Mass was held at the
Christ the King Catholic Church, Houtzdale. Interment was made at St.
Joseph's Cemetery, Osceola Mills. 

Marsha Lou SINGER, 47, of Main Street, Alexandria, died Monday, Feb. 26,
2001, at noon, at her home in Alexandria, following an extended illness.
Born July 18, 1953, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, she was
a daughter of the late Harry F. Lightner and Verna L. (Cutshall)
Lightner, who survives in Alexandria. One son and a daughter survive:
James S. Singer II and Julie E. Shirk, both of Alexandria. There are two
grandchildren. A brother and five sisters also survive: William F.
Lightner, Petersburg; Mrs.George (Jean L.)Mills, Alexandria; Connie L.
Espy, Spruce Creek; Mrs. Richard (Betty A.) Roland, Petersburg; Mrs.
Robert (Diane K.) Weyer, Petersburg; and Mrs. Randall (Linda L.) Yocum,
Mount Union. A 1971 graduate of Juniata Valley High School, Mrs. Singer
had been employed for a number of years at the Seton Corporation in
Saxton, where she had worked in production and stitching leather car
seats. She was a member of the Word of Life Fellowship, Huntingdon, R.D.
2; the Ladies Auxiliary to the Alexandria American Legion Post No. 520;
and the Petersburg Catering Club. She enjoyed crocheting and latch hook.
Mrs. Singer had been a lifetime resident of Huntingdon County. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Word of Life
Fellowship, Huntingdon, R.D. 2, with Pastor Dan Alway officiating.
Interment will be made in the Mooresville Cemetery. 

Matthew Keith BLACK, 19, of 2300 Brumbaugh Ave., Huntingdon, died
Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at 4 a.m., in Selinsgrove, at Susquehanna
University. Born May 29, 1981, in Huntingdon, he was the son of A. Keith
and Susan (Stewart) Black, who survive at home. One sister and one
brother survive: Danielle N. Black of Owings Mills, Md., and Adam S.
Black of Huntingdon. A maternal grandmother, Mildred Stewart of
Alexandria, and paternal grandparents, Darlee and Doris Black of
Huntingdon, survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal
grandfather, Dr. Harold William Stewart. Matthew was a member of the
Fifteenth Street United Methodist Church in Huntingdon, where he was an
acolyte. A 1999 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, he served as
past school student council president and class vice president. He
played golf, basketball and baseball in high school and also played
summer baseball in the American Legion and City Leagues of Huntingdon.
He was involved in Junior Achievement; volunteered for the Special
Olympics; organized the HAHS Bloodmobile Drive; and assisted with the
Biddy Basketball program at the Huntingdon Community Center. Currently,
he was a sophomore business management major at Susquehanna University
in Selinsgrove. For the past three summers, he was employed by
Strickler's Ice and also worked at the Susquehanna University print
shop. He had been a resident of Huntingdon County since birth. Matthew
was also an honor student and the recipient of the Huntingdon Area High
School Leadership Award and the Student Council Leadership Award. At
Susquehanna University, he was a recipient of an Academic Leadership
Scholarship. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March
3, at the Fifteenth Street United Methodist Church, 1500 Moore St.,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. David L. Dearing officiating. Interment will
be made in the Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Robert L. FIGARD, 77, a resident of the Presbyterian Home in
Hollidaysburg, formerly of Six Mile Run, R.D., died at 5:45 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 26, 2001, at the home. BoRN Oct. 19, 1923, in Round Knob, he was
the son of the late R. Raymond and Ester May (Mort) Figard. He was
united in marriage to Mable Barton Feb. 6, 1943, in Langdondale. In
addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: Mrs. Rodney (Kay)
McClain of Bedford and Robert S. Figard of Six Mile Run. There are five
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step- grandchildren and
four step-great- grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother survive:
Ruth Figard, Osterburg; Janet Corrie, Middletown; Loretta Ruby, Six Mile
Run; and George Figard, Saxton. He was preceded in death by an infant
sister, Naomi Figard, and brothers Franklin, Donald and Charley. Mr.
Figard was self-employed as a school bus owner/operator. Previously he
drove a truck for the timber industry, transporting logs and paperwood.
He attended the Kearney Church in Six Mile Run, which he and his wife,
Mabel, helped to reopen in 1982. During World War ii, Mr. Figard served
in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Six Mile Run American Legion.
He was a former member of the First National Bank of Everett board of
directors and was former board member of the Broad Top Area Medical
Center. He helped to build the Six Mile Run Fire Hall and was a member
of the NRA. He enjoyed camping, hunting and in most recent years, riding
his four-wheeler. Mr. Figard's unique hobby was making airplanes from
soda cans. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1,
at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, with Pastor Alfred
Chamberlain officiating. Interment will be made in the Broad Top IOOF
Cemetery. 

Donald R. McCLOY, 64, of 811 58th St., Altoona, died Tuesday, Feb. 27,
2001, at his residence. Born June 23, 1936, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the
son of the late Ray and Adelaide (McFadden) McCloy. He married Janice C.
Orr in Hollidaysburg. Surviving along with his wife are two sons and two
step-daughters: Dr. Todd McCloy, Erie; Dr. Brian McCloy, Iowa; Melissa
Vera, Harrisburg; and MarCelle Novi, Carlisle. There are four
grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, including his twin,
Connie Clausner, Louelia Bryson, Sally Muko and Sib Bergman, all of Mt.
Pleasant. Numerous nieces, nephews and relatives survive. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Merritt, and a sister, Arlene Herd. Mr.
McCloy was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Hollidaysburg. He received a football scholarship and graduated from St.
Vincent College in Latrobe and received his master's degree from
Villanova University and did graduate work at Temple University. He
received his eligibility of principalship from Penn State University.
Mr. McCloy was an elementary principal for the Huntingdon Area School
District for 27 years, beginning in 1970. He enjoyed hunting, golfing
and walking his Golden Retrievers, Morgan and Lady. He was a member of
the Park Hills Country Club. Funeral services will be held Friday, March
2, at 11 a.m., at The Good Funeral Home, Inc., located in the Alto Reste
Park Cemetery, with Pastor Mark Brown officiating. Interment will follow
in the cemetery. 

Lillian M. RUNK, 83, of Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 2:50
a.m. Monday, Feb. 26,2001, at Ohesson Manor Nursing Home, Lewistown.
Born Jan. 29, 1918, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late Russell
E. and Millie (Rupert) Stine. She married Hayden G. Runk Oct. 22, 1938.
He preceded her in death July 3, 2000. Surviving are a son and a
daughter: David S. Runk of Lewistown and Elaine S. Richards of Cranford,
N.J. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Three
sisters survive: Zelda Madrick, Alfred, Maine; Mrs. Howard (Elma)
Heckler, Hatfield; and Orpha Lou Kane, Clearfield. Mrs. Runk was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren and
the Shining Star Sunday School Class of the church. She was also a
former deacon and trustee of the church. She enjoyed cooking and flower
gardening. Interment will be made in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown,
Friday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11
a.m. at the Spring Run Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Jerry Lee
Miller officiating. 

Ralph C. ROLES, 82, of 455 Big Greenbriar Rd., McVeytown, died at 6:40
p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
He had been in failing health. Born June 13, 1918, in. Clay Township,
Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Charles N. and Edith
(Booher) Roles. He married Edith V. Scott in March 1942. Mrs. Roles
survives at home, along with three children: Charles T. Roles and David
L. Roles, both of Big Greenbriar Road, McVeytown, and Ralph D. Roles of
Woodbridge, Va. There are 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
One daughter, Sharon V. Roles, and a grandson preceded him in death. Two
sisters, Faye W. Peters of Lewistown and Betty Carl of Erie, survive. He
was preceded in death by five siblings: Walter Roles, Melvin N. Roles,
Charles A. Roles, Ruth Kephart and Alice Roles. Mr. Roles attended the
Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel. He had been employed by General
Refractories in Mount Union on Jack's Mountain, by the former
Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, by L.C. Anderson and
Sons, Inc., by Laney's Feed Mill in Huntingdon and on the road crew of
Wayne Township, Mifflin County. He enjoyed hunting and farming and
spending time with his large family. He was also a member of the NRA.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2, at the Robert
D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Sam King officiating.
Interment will be made in the Germany Valley Cemetery, Shirleysburg,
R.D. 1. 

George David DODSON, 59, of 707 Crawford Apartments, Huntingdon, died
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 9:30 a.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 28, 1941, in
Saxton, he was a son of the late Dewey and Bertha (Brown) Dodson. He
married Thelma Alexander July 18, 1982, in Riddlesburg. Mrs. Dodson
survives at home, along with the following stepchildren: Linda Kline,
Wayne Alexander, David Alexander, Sue Malliband and Richard Alexander,
all of Huntingdon; and Matthew Alexander of Six Mile Run. There are 14
step-grandchildren, and 20 step-great-grandchildren. One sister, Betty
Kline of Six Mile Run, and a brother, Ronald Dodson, also of Six Mile
Run, survive. Two brothers, Charles and Raymond, preceded him in death.
Mr. Dodson was a member of the Riddlesburg Independent Bible Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at the D.
Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with the Rev. Jesse Musser and the
Rev. Gordon Port officiating. Interment will be made in the Langdondale
Cemetery. 

Julia E. HOBERG, 70, of 120 Equine Lane, P.O. Box 206, Mount Union, died
at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of
the late Norman and Clara Paisley. She married Frank Hoberg April 15,
1950, in Elkton, Md. Mr. Hoberg survives at home, along with four
children: Beverly Grear, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Frank C. Hoberg, Carol A.
Hoberg and Steven B. Hoberg, all of Philadelphia. There are four
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Linda Marie
Gallagher, preceded her in death. Three sisters and a brother survive:
Edna Keenan and June Grimes, both of Philadelphia, and Cathrine Costello
and James Paisley, both of New Jersey. Three sisters and one brother are
deceased. Mrs. Hoberg had been employed by Dalco in Mount Union, for 15
years. She was a member of Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel, Mount Union,
R.D. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at
the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Jeff Winstead
officiating. 

Clair E. "Maul" STORRS, 82, of 606 Yale Lane, Greenwood, Altoona, died
at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at his residence, following an
extended illness. Born Sept. 19, 1918, in Osterburg, he was a son of the
late George W. and Bertha M. (Feather) Storrs. He married Ethel I.
Ketrow Dec, 17, 1950, in Bedford. Mrs. Storrs survives at home, along
with a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Diana C.) Sollenberger and a granddaughter
at home, and a son, Gary L. Storrs of Albuquerque, N.M. One brother, H.
Vance Storrs of Martinsburg and a sister, Melba Seaman of Pittsburgh,
survive. Mr. Storrs retired in 1982, after 42 years of service as a
floor supervisor from GTE Sylvania and Philips Electronics. He was an
avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, trap shooting and
rattlesnake hunting, among other outdoor activities. He was a member of
the NRA, Tyrone Sportsman's Club, Riggles Gap Sportsman's Club, Mosquito
Creek Sportsman's Club, Patton Sportsman's Association, the Juniata
Boone Rod and Gun Club, Sinnamahoning Sportman's Club, Philipsburg Rod
and Gun Club and Bavarian Aid Society and Camp. Funeral services will be
held Friday, March 2, at 11 a.m., at the E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home,
Inc. 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, with Pastor Marsha J. Bookhammer
officiating. Interment will be made in Blair Memorial Park. 

Helen V. WOLFE, 86, of Cool Ridge, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001,
following a short illness. Born Oct. 23, 1918, in Mapleton, she was the
daughter of the late Charles B. and Naomi B. Querry. Surviving are a
son, Robert A. Knight of Oklahoma City, Okla., and a daughter, Linda
Rylant of Cool Ridge, W.Va. There are three grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. One sister, Claire A. Park of Cassville, survives.
One son, Gary B. Wolfe, preceded her in death. Mrs. Wolfe resided in
Huntingdon and was employed by Owens Corning Fiberglas. She moved to
Cool Ridge after her retirement from OCF. She was a member of the Cool
Ridge Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was made in the Beckley
Memorial Park in Beckley, W.Va. 

Dennis Eugene BULLETT, 50, of 69 Sanford Place, Newark, N.J., died
Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at his residence. His death was unexpected. Born
March 23, 1950, in Huntingdon, he was a son of the late David R.
Bullett, who preceded him in death Oct. 10, 2000, and Elizabeth
(Jenkins) Bullett, who survives in Huntingdon. One sister and two
brothers survive: Anita Nwaobilo, Huntingdon; Robert K. Bullett,
Ashburn, Va.; and D. Anthony Bullett, Cranbury, N.J. One sister preceded
him in death in infancy. Mr. Bullett was a member of Payne AME Church,
Huntingdon. A member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey BAR
associations, he was a self-employed attorney in New Jersey for the past
nine years. Previously, he had worked as a law clerk for the Honorable
Joseph P. Healy in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Educated in the
public schools of Huntingdon, he was a 1968 graduate of Huntingdon Area
High School. He attended Juniata College for two years and received his
bachelor of arts degree from Lincoln University in 1973. In 1983, he
attained an MBA from Long Island University and graduated from Seton
Hall University in Newark, N.J., in 1992, with a degree in law. While at
Seton Hall, he was involved with the Legal Services Clinic and Mentor
Program. He also participated in the Frederick Douglas Moot Court
Competition and was a member of the Seton Hall Moot Court Board. He had
been a resident of Huntingdon County until 1970 and had resided in the
New York City area since 1973. Mr. Bullett enjoyed debating, reading,
playing golf and was a great jazz lover. A funeral service will be held
at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. Geraldine, Daniel officiating. Interment will
be made in the Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. 

Ann M. RAUCH, 27, of Wilkes-Barree, died Feb. 27, 2001, following a
lengthy illness. Born Jan. 2, 1974, in Topton, she was a daughter of
Susan Rauch of Lewisburg and Dennis Rauch of Huntingdon, R.D. Also
surviving are her daughter, Dawn Huffnagle of Lewisburg and her
grandmother, Helen Rauch of Huntingdon. Miss Rauch was a 1993 graduate
of Huntingdon Area High School. Graveside services were held today at
Longswamp Lutheran Cemetery. 

Winifred Spyker RISHEL, 87, of Huntingdon Manor, formerly of Main
Street, Alexandria, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at 3:27 a.m., at J.C.
Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Her death was unexpected. Born
Sept. 1, 1913, at the family home in Alexandria, she was a daughter of
the late Charles A. and Bertha Margaret (Piper) Spyker. In 1934, she
married James Clyde Rishel, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a
son, John Charles Rishel of Jamestown, N.C., one granddaughter and one
grandson. One sister, Eleanor G. Mickey, preceded her in death Nov. 21,
1999. Mrs. Rishel worked as a secretary at the office of Dr. William
Stewart in Alexandria for over 20 years. She was a member of the
ChristReformed Church, United Church of Christ in Alexandria and
graduated from the Alexandria High School in 1931. Except for a number
of years following her marriage, she had been a lifelong resident of
Alexandria. She had resided at Huntingdon Manor for the past two and
one-half years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March
3, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main
St., Alexandria, with the Rev. Gerald W. McCuller Jr. officiating.
Interment will be made in the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery. 
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