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Miscellaneous Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Cathy M. BARNHART, 43, of Hustontown, died at 6:48 a.m. Thursday, June
1, 2000, at the Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, following an
extended illness. Born Oct. 11, 1956, in McConnellsburg, she was a
daughter of Alice Reihart, who survives in Greencastle. She was married
to Donald E. Barnhart Feb. 23, 1974, in McConnellsburg. Mr. Barnhart
preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1998. Surviving are three daughters:
Kimberly Stouffer and Cathy Jo Barnhart, both of Chambersburg; and
Junell Barnhart, Waynesboro. There are two grandchildren. The following
brothers and sisters also survive: Robert Reihart, Belleville; Betty
Lane, Chambersburg; Dean Reihart, St. Thomas; Bill Reihart,
Chambersburg; Richard Reihart, Greencastle; Mary Miller, Chambersburg;
and Patty Heinbaugh, Greencastle. One brother, Raymond Reihart, preceded
her in death. Mrs. Barnhart had been employed by JLG Industries in
McConnellsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5,
at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown,, with Pastor Daryl Elliott
officiating. Interment will be made in the Siloam Cemetery,
Harrisonville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m.
Sunday and from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday. 

Dennis William MIZZI, 63, of Porter Township, Alexandria, R.D. 1, died
Thursday, June 1, 2000, at 12:30 a.m., at his home, after a courageous
two-year battle with lymphoma. Born Feb. 11, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he
was the only child of the late Gavin and Marian (Flery) Mizzi. He was
united in marriage to Dorothy R. Boyle Jan. 24, 1959, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mrs. Mizzi survives at home. Also surviving are three children: Douglas
W. Mizzi, Upton, Mass.; Mrs. Rod (Denise M.) Foster, Wilton, Conn.; and
Kenneth D. Mizzi, St. Petersburg, Fla. There are five grandchildren. Mr.
Mizzi retired in 1979 after 20 years of meritorious service as a
detective with the New York City Police Department. He was an active
competitor in City League baseball and basketball. He was a loyal
supporter of Juniata College athletics and played basketball during the
noon break at the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center. He was also active
in the college summer camp baseball program. Mr. Mizzi served as a
professional scout of the San Francisco Giants during the 1980s; was a
member of the 10-13 Club, an organization of retired New York City
police officers; and served as a baseball coach at Juniata Valley High
School. He owned and operated "Base Hits," a DJ service with his wife,
for over ten years after his retirement. A 1955 graduate of Erasmus High
School in Brooklyn, he had also attended the New York Institute of
Technology during the 1970s. He served in the United States Army. Mr.
Mizzi moved from Long Island, N.Y., to his Porter Township residence
following his retirement in 1979. Private graveside services were held
this morning at the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery. It was Mr. Mizzi's
request that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Huntingdon County PRIDE, Inc., 307 10th St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652;
or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Two Gateway Center, 13 North,
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222; or to the Autism Society of America, 7910
Woodmont Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda, Md., 20814. Funeral arrangements
were under the direction of the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Juniata
Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria. 

Genieve M. PLEACHEER, 75, formerly of Neelyton Star Route, died at 2:20
a.m. Friday, June 2, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Sherry Pleacher,
Ford City, with whom she had resided for the past five years. Born Oct.
8, 1924, in Tell Township, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and
Winifred (Goshorn) Parson. She was united in marriage to John W.
Pleacher Jr., June 22, 1942. Mr. Pleacher preceded her in death Feb. 16,
1984. Surviving are four children, Sherry Pleacher, Ford City; Mrs.
William (Carroll) Seybert, Kittanning; John W. Pleacher III, Neelyton
and Timothy Pleacher, Stoystown. Also surviving are five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Mrs.
Pleacher was a member of the First Church of God, Kittanning. She was
also a member of the Shade Gap Area Volunteer Fire Company Ladies
Auxiliary. At one time, Mrs. Pleaither owned and operated a beauty shop
in Frostburg, Md. along with a ceramic and craft shop. She was also a
homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the
Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Larry Messick
officiating. Interment will be made at Fair Ridge Cemetery, Shade Gap.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and one
hour prior to the service on Monday.

David M. MOORE Jr., 93, formerly of 1423 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died
Friday, June 2, 2000, at 5:45 p.m., at Chapel Point (Alliance Home) in
Carlisle. Born Oct. 19, 1906, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late
David M. and Elsie M. (Miles) Moore. He was united in marriage to Naomi
R. Davis Oct. 31, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md. She preceded him in death
June 15, 1989. Two sisters, Mrs. Joyce DeArmitt of Elizabethtown, and
Mrs. Bernice Neal of Fayetteville, N.C., survive. He was preceded in
death by a brother, Vance Moore, and a sister, Alice Benner. Mr. Moore
was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Huntingdon.
He had served his church as treasurer for a number of years and as a
member of the church board of directors. He had 39 years of, perfect
Sunday School attendance. Mr. Moore retired from Westab in Alexandria in
1971, with over 45 years of service. He began his employment in the
ruling department of the J.C. Blair Company in Huntingdon. During World
War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. Leon W. Young officiating. Interment will be
made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon, R.D. 1. Friends may
call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on
Tuesday. It was Mr. Moore's request that flowers be omitted. Memorial
contributions may be made in his memory to C&MA Missions, c/o Christian
& Missionary Alliance Church, 1019 Moore St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

John R. PALMER, 74, of Pennknoll Village, Everett, formerly of Dudley,
died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Pennknoll Village. He died following an
extended illness. Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Paynesville, Ohio, he was the
son of the late Hart and Olga Palmer. He married Helene A. Johnson Sept.
7, 1949, in Paynesville, Ohio. She preceded him in death Nov. 24, 1998.
Surviving are two children, Richard Palmer of Enfield, Conn., and
Timothy Palmer of Wood. There are five grandchildren and one
great-grandson. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters:
Frances Wilson, Glendale, Calif.; Jean Stone Willoughby, Ohio; William
Palmer, Paynesville, Ohio; Truman Palmer, Florida; Harriet Wedge,
Chardon, Ohio. Two brothers, James Palmer and Robert Palmer, and two
sisters, Eleanor Haff and Dorothy Keil, preceded him in death. Mr.
Palmer was a member of the Church of God Tabernacle, Saxton. He was
employed by Diamond Alkaline in Paynesville for a number of years. He
later drove trucks for Blue Diamond Trucking Co. in Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 6, at 11 a.m., at the Church
of God Tabernacle, with Pastor Glen R. Gattenby officiating. Interment
will be made in the Grandview Cemetery, Saxton, R.D. Friends may call at
the church from 9.30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Church of God Tabernacle. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton. 

Robert M. "Tony" PENNELL, 85, of 1001 Mifflin St., Saxton, died Sunday,
June 4, 2000, at 5:45 a.m., at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, following
a brief illness. Born Oct. 30, 1914, in Saxton, he was the son of the
late Russell And Jessie (Zembower) Pennell. He was united in marriage to
Mary Jean Baumgardener July 5, 1941, in Virginia. She preceded him in
death Aug. 2, 1984. One son, Eric L. Pennell of East Petersburg
survives, along with two grandchildren. One brother, Alvin "Sam" Pennell
of Saxton, also survives. Mr. Pennell was a member of the Saxton United
Methodist Church. A 1932 graduate of the Saxton-Liberty High School, he
served during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member of
the Broad Top Area Senior Citizens. Mr. Pennell retired in 1979 after 30
years of service as a pipe coverer. He was a member of the Harrisburg
Local Union and was last employed by AC&S, Inc. He enjoyed volunteering
his time to help others. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June
7, at 11 a.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor
Todd Templeton officiating. Interment will be made in the Fockler
Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Friends may call at the
funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Mary Jane THOMAS, 90, of 806 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died Friday, June
2, 2000, at 1:05 p.m., at Huntingdon Manor. Born May 24, 1920, in
Carlum, (Williamsburg), Blair County, she was the daughter of Embrose J.
and Tereza M. (Rujevcan) Thomas. She never married. One brother and one
sister survive: John R. Thomas Sr., St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Gladys
Anne Thomas, Alexandria. Two brothers, Rudy C. Thomas and Frankie J.
Thomas, preceded her in death. Miss Thomas was a member of the Most Holy
Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon. She served as a volunteer teacher
for the Huntingdon Literacy Council and Huntingdon Manor; was a member
of the Ladies Altar Society of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church,
National Association of Retired Federal Employees; and was a former
member of the Thousand Hills Hikers. As a federal civil service
employee, Miss Thomas worked with the Department of Health, Education
and Welfare in New York City, State College and Norristown. She was
later employed by the Social Security Administration as a claims clerk,
retiring in 1974 after 29 years of service. She was educated in the
Williamsburg and Alexandria public schools and graduated from the
Alexandria High School as a valedictorian with the Class of 1931. She
enjoyed walking, oil painting, music and reading. She was an avid golfer
and bowler. A prayer vigil will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral
Home, Inc., Huntingdon, today, at 6:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held
at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sixth and Washington streets,
Huntingdon, Tuesday, June 6, at 10 a.m., with Monsignor David A. Lockard
officiating. Interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery,
Huntingdon. Friends may call at the lohn B. Brown Funeral Home this
evening after 7:00 p.m.

Thelma M. HEARN, 95, formerly of Huntingdon, R.D. 2, most recently of
120 Aspen Lane, Westminster Woods, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at 5:17
p.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Feb. 21, 1905,
in New Haven, Mich., she was the daughter of the late James and Ella
(Shoemaker) Blakley. She married Ira L. Hearn March 20, 1923, in
Detroit, Mich. He preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1982. Two children,
Mrs. Iralene Neary of Huntingdon and William H. Hearn of Farmington,
N.M., survive. There are six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hearn was the last surviving member
of her immediate family. She was a member of Shadyside Free Methodist
Church, Huntingdon and was a long-time member of Donation Grange No.
330. A graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit, Mich., she was
primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7,
at 10:30 a.m., at the Free Methodist Church, 2506 Shadyside Ave.,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. James Reed and the Rev. Joan Houck
officiating. Interment will be made in the Donation Cemetery,
Huntingdon, R.D. 2. Friends may call at the Robert E. Peters Funeral
Home, Huntingdon, after 7 p.m. this evening and at the church one hour
prior to the service on Wednesday. It was Mrs. Hearn's request that
flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free
Methodist Church, 2506 Shadyside Ave., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Janette C. LAIRD, 91, a resident of University- Park Nursing Center,
State College, died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at the nursing center. Born
Dec. 17, 1908, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and
Esther (Rosenberry) Emeigh. She was united in marriage Dec. 18, 1926, to
Charles T. Laird, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1992. Three
daughters and three sons survive: Mary L. White, Bellefonte; Dorothy J.
Thomas, Pensacola, Fla.; Miriam Margaret Hoover, Albuquerque, N.M.;
Charles T. Laird Jr., State College; Jim M. Laird, Warriors Mark; and
Robert L. Laird, Port Matilda. There are 29 grandchildren, numerous
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. One sister, Louise
Spicer, of State College, survives. She was preceded in death by one
daughter, one brother, four sisters and four grandchildren. Mrs. Laird
was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June
7, at 11 a.m., at the Bruce E. Cox Funeral Home, Warriors Mark.
Interment will be made in the Spring Mount Cemetery. Friends will be
received at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service
Wednesday. 

Scott J. RINKER, 22, of Huntingdon, R. D. 1, died unexpectedly Sunday,
June 4, 2000. Born June 6, 1977, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the
late Stephen D. Rinker, and Nancy I. (Reed) Rinker Heldibridle. His
father preceded him in death Nov. 7, 1997. Surviving along with his
mother in Huntingdon, are his maternal grandparents, John and Virginia
Reed, James Creek, R.R. 1; paternal grandparents, Donald and F. Gail
Rinker, Huntingdon, R.D. 1; and maternal great-grandmother, Wanda A.
Thom, Duncansville. One sister, Jennifer L. Younker of Trenton, N.J.,
survives, along with a niece and a nephew. Mr. Rinker was of the
Protestant faith. He was currently employed by the John R. Wald Company
of Huntingdon. He attended the Huntingdon Area and the Bellwood-Antis
school districts. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 7, at 3
p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon. Interment will
be made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon, R.D. 1. Friends
may call at the funeral home from,2 until 3 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Huntingdon County
Humane Society, R.R. 3, Box 218-A, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652; or to the
charity of the donor's choice. 

Chalmers B. SALTZMAN, 71, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Huntingdon,
died May 26, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Bettie; children: Dennis,
Jerry, Jeff and Loma; and five grandchildren. Born in Huntingdon, his
parents owned and operated the former Hotel Penn Hunt in Huntingdon,
where he also worked. A brother, Mitchell Saltzman, is deceased.
Graveside services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery of
Arizona May 30. 

Ethel G. BOLLMAN, 100, a resident of Pennknoll Village, Everett,
formerly of Six Mile Run, R.D. 1, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at 1O
a.m., at Pennknoll Village. She had been in failing health. Born Aug.
17, 1899, in Six Mile Run, she was the daughter of the late William and
Elizabeth (Smith) Rodgers. She married Carl Bollman Oct. 29, 1921, in
Six Mile Run. He preceded her in death March 1, 1954. Surviving are the
following children: Vivian Springston and Carl W. Bollman, both of
Akron, Ohio; Joan Johnston, Ladson, S.C.; Jean Hall, Akron, Ohio; Robert
Bollman and Patricia Williams, both of Six Mile Run; Sandy Duvall,
Saxton, R.D. 1; and Larry W. Bollman, Six Mile Run. There are 25
grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
One daughter, Gladys K. Hudacik, preceded her in death. The last
surviving member of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by
eight brothers and sisters. Mrs. Bollman was of the Protestant faith.
She was active in the Six Mile Run Church of God Ladies Aid Society. She
was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed playing the piano. Funeral
services will be held Friday, June 9, at 2 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long
Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with the Rev. James L. Blair officiating.
Interment will be made in the Duvall Cemetery. Friends may call at the
funeral chapel Thursday, June 8, from 7-9 p.m. 

Edgar "Phil" SHORT, 79, of Covington, Ky., formerly of Huntingdon, died
Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice Unit in Covington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Frank, in 1997. Surviving
is a daughter, Shirley Short, of Erlanger, Ky. A sister-in-law, Mrs.
Warren (Janelle) Frank of Huntingdon, survives. His professional career
was centered in Bridgewater, N.J., where he moved from reporter to
assistant suburban editor, assistant city editor and makeup editor at
the Courier News. He retired in 1982 after 23 years. Previously, he had
worked for The Daily News as a sports editor for several years during
the late 1940's. Mr. Short had a quick wit and an exuberant sense of
humor that he used to rally his troops through hectic deadlines. At
home, be brought an enthusiasm to everything he did. He enjoyed sports
and big-band music, old movies and discussing the latest issues. As a
teenager, he wanted to be a reporter so badly, that he did gardening for
the editor of The Daily News, John H. Biddle, in exchange for a chance
to write stories. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the
American Legion Post in Latonia, Ky. Memorial services will be held at 3
p.m. Sunday, June 11, in the New Thought Unity Center Chapel in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Interment will be made in the Huntingdon Memorial
Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219; St. Elizabeth
Hospice Unit, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, Ky.; or New Thought Unity
Center, 1401 E. McMillan Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. 

James J. KAUFMAN, 81, of 500 Fourth St., Huntingdon, died Tuesday, June
6, 2000, at 11:45 p.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
Born Nov. 24, 1918, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Harry
and Mary (Walsh) Kaufman. He was united in marriage to Paulnetta R.
Krohn Oct. 3, 1940, in Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Kaufman survives at home,
along with a daughter, Linda (Kaufman) Browning of Antioch, Ill. There
are three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by two daughters: an infant, Theresa, and Joan (Kaufman)
Corbilla. One grandson, James Christopher Browning, also preceded him in
death. Two brothers and one sister survive: Harry Kaufman, Maryland;
John Kaufman, Sarasota, Fla.; and Sarah Crownover, Baltimore, Md. Two
sisters and one brother preceded him in death: Mary, Cecelia and Thomas
Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic
Church, Huntingdon. He attended the Baltimore public schools and
graduated from Baltimore City College in 1936. During World War II, he
served in the U.S. Air Force as a corporal. He had been a resident of
Huntingdon County since 1947 and had lived at his current residence
since 1995. A prayer vigil will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral
Home, Inc., Huntingdon, today at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at
the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sixth and Washington streets,
Huntingdon, Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m., with Monsignor David Lockard
officiating. Interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery,
Huntingdon. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside. Friends
may call at the funeral home this evening after 7 p.m. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 525
Mifflin St., Huntingdon, Pa., or to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Garnet L. "Polly" HOOPER, 76, of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died Wednesday,June
7, 2000, at 11:03 p.m., at her home. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Shawnee,
Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Violet F. (Snyder)
Hooper. She married John Edward Hooper May 10, 1942, in Maryland. He
preceded her in death May 2, 1960. Surviving are five children: Bertha
Cross, Mill Creek; Wayne B. Hooper, Mifflintown; Robert R. Hooper, St.
Thomas; William T. Hooper, Winnsboro, S.C.; and Linda Garlock, Mapleton.
There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One granddaughter
and one great-grandson preceded her in death. She was the last surviving
member of her immediate family. Mrs. Hooper was of the Methodist faith.
She was employed by Robin Footwear Company in Mount Union, Gerbo/US
Sports in Huntingdon, and had also worked as a cook and bartender at
various locations in the Huntingdon area. Private funeral services will
be held at the convenience of the family at the Robert E. Peters Funeral
Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Raymond C. Crownover officiating.
Interment will be made in the Bowman's Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton, R.D.
1. There will be no public viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
Huntingdon County, 322 Penn St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Floris M. MILLER, 84, of Huntingdon Manor, formerly of Williamsbug, died
Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000, at the Manor, following an extended
illness. Born Oct. 20, 1915, in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the
late Judd R. and Rachel J. (Walters) Stehley. She was twice married.
First, she married Harry W. Mathieu Sr. in 1935. He preceded her in
death in 1957. Then she married James F. Miller in 1970. He died in
1971. Surviving are two daughters and a son: Janet L. Feathers,
Martinsburg; Darlene A. Ream, Clymer, R.R. 2; and Harry W. Mathieu Jr.,
Williamsburg. There are 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. One
daughter, Shirley M. Mathieu, preceded her in death in 1938 and one
great-grandson, Lane Feathers, died June 3, 1998. Also surviving are six
sisters and a brother: Elda Kobel, Louella Barger and Lorraine Oswalt,
all of Altoona; Reeda Fornbacher, Turkey Valley, Hollidaysburg, R.R.;
Lola Paige, Woburn, Mass.; Cleeda Brennen, Arlington, Mass.; and
Sherwood Stehley, California. She was preceded in death by three
brothers and four sisters: Judd R. Jr., Rush, Melvin, Audrey, Gladys,
Joyce Petty and Alice Miller. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Cove Forge
United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, R.R. 1, and attended the
McConnellstown Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and enjoyed
flowers, cooking and gospel music. She was a former member of the
Williamsburg Senior Center. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today,
at the Bolger Funeral Home, Inc., Williamsburg, with Pastor Thomas
Kayhill officiating. Interment was made in the Royer Cemetery,
Williamsburg, R.R. 2. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Williamsburg Public Library.

M. Evelyn SPICKLER, 79, of University Park Nursing Center, State
College, formerly of Maclay Street, Milroy, died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday,
June 7,, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born July 11,
1920, in Altoona, she was a daughter of the late John V. and Charlotte
May (Mater) Lantz. She married Roy R. Spickler March 7, 1940. He
preceded her in death Sept. 19, 1972. Surviving are two sons: Robert R.
Spickler, Huntingdon, R.D. 1, and John V. Spickler, Milroy. There are
four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by four sisters and
five brothers: Elma Devore, Bessie Forr, Ruth Woodcock, Shirley Barnes,
Milton Lantz, William Lantz, George Lantz, John Lantz and Robert Lantz.
Mrs. Spickler was a homemaker. She was a member of the Milroy Christian
and Missionary Alliance Church and the adult Sunday School class of the
church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with Pastor Larry
Sinniger officiating. Interment will be made in the Mattawana Cemetery,
McVeytown. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. this
evening and from noon until the hour of the service Saturday at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Bible
Church, R.D. 4, Box 72, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652; or to Kish Valley Grace
Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Dr., Reedsville, Pa. 17084. 

Elizabeth M. WYLAND, 70, of 2730 Cold Springs Rd., Huntingdon, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 
at 9:05 p.m., at the Altoona Hospital, following a stroke. 
Born May 15, 1930, in Boalsburg, she was the daughter of the Thomas Franklin and Belva 
(Stricker) Franklin, the latter of whom survives in Bellefonte. She was united in marriage 
to John L. Wyland Dec. 24, 1949, in the Crever Memorial Methodist Church, Petersburg. 
He survives at their home. They recently celebrated their golden anniversary. 
Surviving are three children: David Wyland, Jeffrey "Denny" Wyland and Lorrie Noey, all of 
Huntingdon. There are eight grandchildren. 
Also surviving are the following siblings: Tom Franklin, Centre Hall; Ray Franklin, Spring 
Mills, R.D.; Ben Franklin, Ebensburg; Colleen Cramer, Lewistown; Florence Richner, Bellefonte; 
Shirley Flood, Baltimore, Md.; and Mona McCabe, Alexandria. 
One brother, Duane Franklin, preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Wyland was a member of the Fifteenth Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon. 
She had been a Sunday School teacher for many years. 
She retired from the Petersburg Manufacturing Company in Petersburg in 1987. 
A graduate of Duncannon High School, Class of 1948, she enjoyed painting, arts and crafts 
and traveling. She and her husband have spent the past 13 winters at Lake Bonnet Village 
near Sebring, Fla., where she was the captain of the Women's Shuffleboard League. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 11, at 2:30 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral 
Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. C. Rayvon Hilliard of Danville, a former pastor of the
Fifteenth Street United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by John D. Noey, first 
counselor in the Altoona Presidency, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Jewel R. FRAZER, 89, of Mars, formerly of Huntingdon, died Thursday,
June 7, 2000, at Valencia Woods Nursing Center, Valencia. Born Oct. 28,
1910, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Arthur J.
and Anna H. (Hibbert) Trombley. She was united in marriage to Hubert C.
Frazer, June 5, 1935. He preceded her in death. Surviving are two
daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Darleen) Grove of Mars and Mrs. John (Laryn)
Ligos of Stonington, Conn. and four grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. One sister, Marcella Hartman of Galitzin also
survives. She was a member of the Christ Reformed Church in Alexandria.
There will be a memorial service, Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 11 a.m. at
the Christ Reformed Church Alexandria with the Rev. Daniel Morris
officiating. Interment will be at the Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
or the Christ Reformed Church, Alexandria, Pa. 16611. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral
Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, Pa. 16046.

Clara M. DAVIS, 94, of Huntingdon Manor, formerly of Box 182,
Williamsburg, R.R. 1, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 10, 2000,
at the manor. Born April 17, 1906, in Newton Hamilton, she was a
daughter of the late Dave and Emma (Warnick) Isenberg. She married
William G. Davis October 1929 in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in
death March 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Mary V. Guyer of Huntingdon;
a son, William G. Davis Jr., Williamsburg, R.R. 1; seven grandchildren,
15 great-grandchildren and six great- great-grandchildren. One daughter,
Esther Higley, preceded her in death in 1991; and a son, Jack W. Davis,
died June 17, 1951. She was preceded in death by a sister, Esther
Troutman in May 2000; a stepsister, Blanche Pollock; and a stepbrother,
Burket Hamilton. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Williamsburg Independent
Bible Baptist Church, Williamsburg, R.R. 1. She retired as a machine
operator from Warnaco, Altoona, in 1971, after 20 years of service. She
enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Williamsburg Independent Bible Baptist Church,
with Pastor Charles G. Sprowis and Pastor Robert G. Maurer officiating.
Interment will be made in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria. Friends
will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. today, at
the Bolger Funeral Home, Inc., Williamsburg. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Williamsburg Independent Bible Baptist Church,
Williamsburg, R.R. 1.

Robert E. SCHENCK Sr., 56, of Dudley, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at
his home. His death was unexpected. Born June 9, 1944, in Fort Loudon,
Franklin County, he was the son of Frank A. Schenck and the late Evelyn
(Schwartz) Schenck. His father survives. He was united in marriage to
Donna Bollinger May 13, 1967, in the Dudley Methodist Church. Surviving
are three children: Bob Schenck, Wells Tannery; Traci Brennan, Cooks;
and Sherri Decker, Sharpsburg. There are two grandchildren. One sister,
Joyce Donelson of Saxton, survives. One brother preceded him in death.
Mr. Schenck was a member of Laborers Union Local No. 910, Johnstown, for
35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird watching, being in nature,
auto racing and boxing and most of all, spending time with his
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 2
p.m., at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, with the Rev. Gary
Schwartz officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from
noon until the hour of the service.

Dallas W. ZENOBLE, 82, of R.R. 1, Box 69, Shirleysburg, died at 3:51
p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Woodland Retirement Center,
Orbisonia. Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Broad Top, he was the son of the late
Guy and Gertrude (Brown) Zenoble. He was united in marriage to Mona
Reeder Oct. 23, 1945, in McConnellsburg. She survives at home, along
with the following children: John Atherton, Dry Run; Mrs. Max (Barbara
Ann) Atherton, Hill Valley, Mount Union, R.R. 1; and Dallas W. Zenoble
Jr., Shirleysburg, R.R. 1. There are four grandchildren, four step-
grandchildren and one great-grandson. Also surviving are the following
siblings: Helen Summers, Mount Union; Leah Jenkins, Philadelphia;
Madeline Horne, Philadelphia; Lois Whitsel, Chambersburg; Richard
Zenoble, Martinsburg; and Duane Zenoble, Pinetree Village, HCR 71,
Orbisonia. One brother, Robert Zenoble, preceded him in death. Mr.
Zenoble had been employed by Harbison- Walker Refractories in Mount
Union for 42 years. He retired in 1980. He attended the Shirleysburg
schools and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an artillery
gunman in a number of campaigns in China, Burma, India and Africa. He
was a member of the Madden-Wennick American Legion Post in Rockhill
Furnace. Mr. Zenoble was of the Protestant faith. He was an avid hunter
and especially enjoyed deer hunting. Private funeral services will be
held Tuesday, June 13, at the convenience of the family, at the Robert
D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jeff Winstead
officiating. Interment will be made in the Orbisonia Cemetery. There
will be no public viewing or visitation. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Cedar Crest-Lucy Furnace Chapel, c/o Rev. Jeff Winstead,
R.D. 1, Mount Union, Pa. 17066. 

Donald C. BROWN, 77, of rural Spruce Creek died Monday, June 12, 2000,at
Centre Community Hospital in College Township. Born Dec. 17, 1922, in
Altoona, he was a son of the late Orlando K. and Pearl V. Keller Brown.
He married Doris G. Geist, who died Oct. 15, 1975. He then married Mary
W. Bonsell, who survives at home. He was a graduate of Warriors
Mark-Franklin High School and attended Penn State for mechanical
engineering and vocational carpentry, attaining teacher status. An Air
Force veteran, he served as a sergeant during World War II. In 1984, he
retired from J.C. Orr and Co. in Altoona, where he was a construction
superintendent. For 14 years, he served on the Tyrone Area School Board
and was a past president. Since 1990, he was a Franklin Township
supervisor, serving as treasurer. He was also treasurer of the
Franklinville Cemetery Association for many years. He was a member of
the Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Douglas Brown of
Mechanicsburg and Dennis Brown of South Williamsport; four stepchildren,
Jeff Bonsell of Lewisburg, Paul Bonsell and Sue Lowey, both of Bald
Eagle, and Mike Bonsell of Tyrone; two sisters, Gladys Ellenberger of
Pennsylvania Furnace and Leona Endres of Huntingdon; a brother, Harold
Brown of Warriors Mark; four grandsons; two stepgrandsons; and two
stepgranddaughters. A brother preceded him in death. The funeral will be
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church,
Graysville, with the Rev. Ted Plott officiating. Burial will be in
Franklinville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to
Franklinville Cemetery Association, in care of Robert Carper, HC-01, Box
91, Spruce Creek, Pa. 16683. 

Delores E. REDINGER, 69, of Three Springs, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday,
June 12, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Aug.
19, 1930, in Indiana, she was a daughter of the late James and Carrie
(Bloom) Smith. She was married to Thomas E. Redinger January 1963 in
Winchester, Va. One son, John A. Krytusa of El Paso, Texas, from a
previous marriage, and one daughter, Jodi L. Booher of Three Springs,
survive. There are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One
daughter, Valerie, and one sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Redinger
attended the Grace United Methodist Church, Three Springs. She was a
homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June
15, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Roz
Mason officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at
Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. Friends may call at the
funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of
the service Thursday. 

Doris J. GILL, 64, of IHS Woodlands Nursing Center, Hershey, formerly of
Elizabethtown and Atkinsons Mills, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14,
2000, at the nursing center. Born Feb. 8, 1936, in McVeytown, she was a
daughter of Charles E. Irvin of Thompsontown and the late Martha
(Buchanan) Irvin. Her husband, Richard M. Gill, preceded her in death
March 14, 1975. Surviving are the following children: Richard L. Gill,
Elizabethtown; Terry D. Gill, Halifax; Mrs. John (Kimbra Jo) Rios,
Elizabethtown; Mrs. Michael (Pamela) Umipig, Hummelstown; Gary E. Gill,
Lebanon; and Brian K. Gill, Hanover. There are ten grandchildren.
Several brothers and sisters also survive: Mary Irvin, Thompsontown;
Ronald Irvin, Elizabethtown; Larry Irvin, Millersburg; Robert Irvin,
Wrightsville; Donald Irvin, Mifflintown; Mrs. Ray (Sharon) Page, Arch
Rock, Carl Irvin, Johnstown; Dennis.Irvin, Thompsontown; and Rick Irvin,
Rheems. Mrs. Gill was a homemaker and she also worked as a waitress at
Clearview Diner, Elizabethtown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 17, at Bethel AME Church, 23 Juniata St., Lewistown, with
the Rev. Bernard Carpenter officiating. Interment will be made in the
Atkinson Mills United Methodist Cemetery, MeVeytown, R.D. The family
will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at the Harshbarger
Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown. Memorial contributions in Mrs.
Gill's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040
Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. 

Adaline J. "Dutch" HOWELL, 89, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, June 14,
2000, at 8:30 a.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born
Nov. 8, 1910, in Tyrone, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and
Martha Jane (Glunt) Huling. She was united in marriage to Harvey A.
Howell June 5, 1930, in Cumberland, Md., by the Rev. C.R. Strausburg. He
preceded her in death May 20, 1996. Two sons, Richard H. Howell of
Huntingdon, R.D. 2, and Thomas E. Howell of Petersburg, survive. One
granddaughter and two great-grandchildren survive. One grandson, Richard
L. Howell, preceded her in death. The last surviving member of her
immediate family, she was preceded in death by four brothers and four
sisters: Meryl, Willard, Edwin and Thomas, Dorothy Huling, Ruth Huling,
Grace Moyer and Orpha Miller. Mrs. Howell was a member of the Zion
Lutheran Church, Petersburg, where she was a Sunday School teacher for
50 years. She was a member of the Shavers Creek Grange, Petersburg
Homemakers and the Auxiliary to the Cloyd K. Davis Post No. 150,
American Legion. She was employed as a cafeteria cook at Petersburg
Vocational High School and later at Juniata Valley High School and
Technitrol in Petersburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16,
2000, at 2 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with
the Rev. Elizabeth A. Hess officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul S.
Bowen. Interment will be made in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9
a.m. until the hour of the service on Friday. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 501 St.
Peters St., Petersburg, Pa. 16669. 

Winifred Janet SHUFF, 69, formerly of 800 Church St., Gallitzin, for the
past three months a resident of Mount Union where she had lived with her
daughter, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at 11: 15 a.m., at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. She had been in failing health since
April. Born April 19, 1931, at the family home in Mooresville, she was
the daughter of the late Guy James and Florence (Piper) Hurley. She is
survived by the following children: Mrs. Michael (Rebecca M.) Kruse,
Tucson, Ariz.; J. Benjamin Shuff IV, Beaver Springs; Bonni W. Shuff,
Mount Union; Mrs. Wallace (Brynda E.) Yocum, Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Robert
(Nicki) Mokwa, Newhurst, Mass.; and B. Bret M.S. Shuff, Alexandria.
There are four grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and a
sister: Guy T. Hurley, Altoona, Fla.; Gary W. Hurley, Alexandria; and
Helen Broadbent, Petersburg. Mrs. Shuff retired from Penn Central
National Bank, Huntingdon, in 1992, following many years of service in
the trust department. She attended Shavers Creek Christian Fellowship in
Petersburg and was a member of the Christian Women's Club. She has been
an active volunteer at Huntingdon House and also served on the board of
directors. A 1948 graduate of the Altoona High School, she received an
associate's degree in business administration from Lancaster Christian
Academy. She enjoyed painting, reading and traveling. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral
Home, Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main St., Alexandria, with the Rev.
Ivan K. Rapp officiating. Interment will be made in the Cedar Grove
Cemetery, Petersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday,
June 17, from 7 until 9 p.m. 

Doris R. "Becky" SALKELD, 83, a resident of Huntingdon Manor, formerly
of Six Mile Run, R.D., died Friday, June 16, 2000, at 5:30 a.m., at the
manor, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 13,1916, in Hollidaysburg,
she was the daughter of the late George Blaine and Flora Belle (Hoover)
Helsel. She was united in marriage to Russell Lynn Salkeld Feb. 23,
1935, in West Virginia. He preceded her in death June 30, 1984. One
daughter, Mrs. James (Doris) Weaver of Six Mile Run, R.D., survives.
There are three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren. 0ne brother and one daughter also survive:
Jimmy Helsel, Saxton, R.D.; and Shirley. Lynn, Six Mile Run, R.D. A twin
sister, Susie Weiser, and two brothers, Harry and Allie, preceded her in
death. She was of the Protestant faith. For a number of years, she
operated the Coffee Shop in Saxton. She also worked at Lyon and Grief
Manufacturing in Everett. She and her twin sister enjoyed playing music
at local dances. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 20, at 2
p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Pastor Stanley
Cordell officiating. Interment will be made in the Mt. Zion Lutheran
Cemetery, Breezewood. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 7
until 9 p.m. Monday, June 19. 

Douglas Charles FOUSE, 18, of Alexandria, R.R. 1, died Thursday, June
15, 2000, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born May 28, 1982, in State College, a son of Thomas P. and Diana
L. (Schilling) Fouse. He was a lifelong resident of Huntingdon County.
He is survived by both parents at the family's Logan Township residence.
Also surviving are two brothers: Andrew Paul Fouse and Phillip Allan
Carper, who reside with their parents. He is also survived by his
maternal grandparents, Charles and Sandra Schilling, Petersburg, R.R. 2.
Mr. Fouse was a member of the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Petersburg. He attended Juniata Valley district schools and was a member
of Juniata Valley High School's Class of 2001. In school, he was a
member of the varsity basketball team. He was also a member of the
Varsity "J" Club, the Leo Club and the Video Club. Mr. Fouse was an avid
hunter and fisherman. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
June 19, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the
Reverend Robert Coffman officiating. Interment will be on the family's
property in Logan Township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6
p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday. In
lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Douglas Charles Fouse may be
sent to The Juniata Valley Educational Trust, R.R. 1 Box 318,
Petersburg, Pa. 16669 or to The Alexandria Sportsmen's Club, c/o William
Brenneman, R.R. 1, Petersburg, Pa. 16669. 

Alexander Lamison POSLUSZNY, 57, of Southwest Dr., Davidson, NC, died
Friday, June 16, 2000, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Born
March 22, 1943, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Raymond Frederick and
Marguerite (Lamison) Posluszny. The Lamison family is originally from
Three Springs. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons:
Alexander Lamison Posluszny Jr., Flint, Mich.; and Robert William
Posluszny, Grand Blanc, Mich. One grandson survives. Mr. Posluszny was a
retired sales executive in the steel and oil industry and was a 1965
graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. He was a captain in the
U.S. Army, where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam and received a
Purple Heart, a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Martin R. Brown
Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Tex Dunbar officiating. Interment
will be made in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Three Springs, R.D. The family
will receive friends today from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Calvin Funeral
Home in Mooresville, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Lib Cooke, 129 Pampas
Lane, Mooresville, N.C. 28117. 

Anna V. "Babu" or "Babicka" (Banko) ANTOLIK, 90, of R.R. 3, Box 148-L,
Huntingdon, formerly of Bethlehem, died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at
12:10 a.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Jan. 9,
1910, in Fayette City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie
Banko. She was united in marriage to George Krupelak in 1926, in Rudnik,
Slovakia. Her second union was to George Antolik, also in Rudnik,
Slovakia. Both preceded her in death. One son and one daughter survive:
Ladislav Krupelak, Slovakia; and Mary (Krupelak) Fritts, Huntingdon,
R.R. 3. There are five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister survive: Victor
Banko Sr., Hawley; Irene and Imrich in Slovakia. Mrs. Antolik was a
member of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon. While a
resident of Bethlehem, she was a member of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Catholic Church, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union Branch No. 074;
and the Holy Rosary Society of Bethlehem. Mrs. Antolik was employed by
Lehigh University for many years, retiring in 1976. A funeral Mass will
be held at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon, Thursday,
June 22, at 2 p.m., with Monsignor David A. Lockard officiating.
Interment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends
may call at the John B. Brown. Funeral Home, Inc., Huntingdon,, from
12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 524 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, Pa.
16652. 

Christopher David KEITH, 30, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Huntingdon,
died Saturday, June 17, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident in
Florida. Born Aug. 14, 1969, in Altoona, he was the son of Rodney L.
Keith and Barbara (Cherry) Keith. He never married. Surviving are his
father is Lake Hamilton, Fla., his mother in Huntingdon, and a sister,
Carey Keith- Sempert in Winter Haven, Fla. One son, Sean, who resides in
Tennessee, survives. His matemal grandparents, Dean L. and Edna C. (Cox)
Cherry of Huntingdon, also survive. Mr. Keith was of the Protestant
faith. Most recently, he was employed as a carpet salesman by the
Georgia Carpet Outlet in Lakeland, Fla. He attended the Huntingdon
public schools and graduated in 1988 from Huntingdon Area High School.
While a resident of Huntingdon, Mr. Keith served with the U.S. Army
National Guard until February 1989. He later served in the U.S. Army as
a crewman and driver with the First Infantry Training Brigade. He was
stationed in Germany and in Fort Knox, Ky., until his honorable
discharge in February 1992. He had been a resident of Florida for eight
years. A funeral service will be held at the John B. Brown Funeral Home,
Inc., Huntingdon, Friday, June 23, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Robert G.
Maurer officiating. Interment will be made in the Alexandria
Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria. Friends may call at the funeral home
after 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service on
Friday. 

Bertha L. CROSS, 51, of HCR 61,. Mill Creek, died Tuesday, June 20,
2000, at 4:45 p.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born
Oct. 21, 1948, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late John
Edward and Garnet L. "Polly" (Weller) Hooper. She was united in marriage
to Merval E. Cross, Dec. 8, 1969, in Maryland, He preceded her in death
Oct. 18, 1973. Surviving are two children: Mrs. Darrell (Cinnamon) Bair,
Mill Creek; and Donovan E.. Cross, Newton Hamilton. There are three
granddaughters. Four siblings also survive: Wayne B. Hooper,
Mifflintown; Bobby Hooper, St. Thomas; William T. Hooper, Winnsboro,
S.C.; and Linda Garlock, Mapleton. Mrs. Cross was of the Methodist
faith. She was currently employed as a stitcher by Auto Accessories of
America in Milroy. She also worked as a seamstress from her home and was
well-known in the area for making wedding dresses. A graduate of
Scotland School for Veterans' Children in Scotland, Pa., she graduated
in 1966 and was valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Cross enjoyed her
granddaughters, tracing family genealogy and working on her home
computer. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of
the family at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the
Rev. Raymond C. Crownover officiating. There will be no public viewing
or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society, R.D. 1, Box 33-D, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Ray D. SMITH, 89, formerly of the Shade Gap area, more recently of West
Chester, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Brandywine Hall Nursing Home,
West Chester. Born Jan. 24, 1911, in Homestead, he was a son of the late
J. Newton and Ida (Morrow) Smith. He was married to the former Stella
Berrier June 14,1933, in Tell Township, Huntingdon County. She survives
at Friends Home, 147 W. State St., Kennett Square. Two sons survive:
Gary P. Smith and Jay N. Smith, both of West Chester. There are six
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in
death. Mr. Smith was a member of the Dilworthtown Presbyterian Church
for many years and was also a member of St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, Shade Gap. He also belonged to the Shade Gap Lions Club and
Cromwell Lodge No. 572, F&AM, Orbisonia. He retired from the Penn
Central Railroad as an engineer after 30 years of service. Along with
his wife, he also owned and operated the Dilworthtown Country Store.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the
Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with the Rev. John Miller
officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Memorial Cemetery,
Rockhill Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to
the service on Saturday. Members of the Cromwell Lodge will conduct a
masonic memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, c/o Pat Wolford, P.O. Box 23, Neelyton, Pa. 17239. 

Elva C. HESSER, 82, of Open Door Personal Care Home, Mattawana, formerly
of Longfellow, died at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Lewistown
Hospital. Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Oliver Township, she was a daughter of
the late Caleb A. and Tillie A. (Miller) Harshbarger. Her husband, F.
Ray Hesser, whom she married Sept. 23, 1944, preceded her in death Feb.
18, 1984. Surviving are the following children: Fern E. Moist Sr.,
McVeytown, R.R. 2; Mrs. John (Sarah Jane) Allison, Reedsville; Frederick
R. Hesser Jr., and Franklin N. Hesser, both of Lewistown, R.R. 2. She is
also surviving by the following brothers and sisters: Samuel
Harshbarger, Mount Union, R.R. I;. Lorrna Moist, McVeytown, R.R. 2;
Wilbur, Harshbarger, Mifflintown, R.R. 1; Mary Knepp, Huntingdon, R.R.
3; and Bessie Ronk, McVeytown., She was preceded in death by one
brother, three sisters and two grandchildren. Mrs. Hesser was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren and
the Work and Win Sunday School Class. She was an avid reader and enjoyed
gardening. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, with the Rev. Donald E. Peters Jr.
officiating. Interment will be made in the Pleasant View Cemetery,
Mattawana. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 61 Pine Glen Rd., Lewistown,
Pa. 17044. 

Robert C. EMERY, 71, of Box 243, Gallagher St., Mount Union, died at
9:50 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2000, in the emergency room of J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. His death was unexpected. Born Sept. 22,
1928, in Allenport, Mount Union, R.R. 2, he was the son of the late Ross
C. and Mabel (Flegal) Emery. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae
(Harman) Emery Sept. 27, 1948, in Allenport. Mrs. Emery survives at
home, along with the following children: Mrs. Bernard (Anna M.) Parrish,
Mt. Washington, Ky.; Robert C. Emery, Mount Union, R.R. 2; Mrs. Robert
(Susan K.) Fisher, Mount Union, R.R. 2; and Mrs. Ron (Jennie R.) Singer,
Mount Union, R.R. 1. There are seven grandchildren. One sister, Anna M.
Stuby of Mount Union, R.R. 2, also survives. He was preceded in death by
a stillborn son and two sisters: Gladys V. Meloni and Lela M. Harman.
Mr. Emery was of the Protestant faith. He retired in 1994 from the
custodial staff of the Mount Union Area School District, where he had
worked at the Mount Union and Shirley Township elementary school. In
1973, he retired from Letterkenny Ordinance Depot in Chambersburg after
23 years as a mechanic. He was a member of the board of the Allenport
Lions Club. He served in Germany in the United States Air Force during
World War II. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June
26, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jeff
Winstead officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening from 7
until 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Allenport Lions Club, P.O. Box 61, Mount Union, Pa. 17066. 

Mary Ann KOST, 65, of Bon Air, Cambria County, died June 23, 2000, at
her home. Born Aug. 27, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of
the late John "Jaka" and Helen (Smithro) Hajduk. Surviving are her
husband, Michael Kost, whom she married March 27, 1981 (?), and the
following children: Mrs. Richard (Paula) Dawson, East Taylor Township;
and Joan Hemsley, Conemaugh. There are two grandchildren, The following
siblings also survive: Joan Dolan, Shippensville; Mrs. Joseph (Margaret)
Medvesky and John "Butch" Hajduk, both of Conemaugh; Mrs. Eugene
(Theresa "Tessie") Smith, Portage; and Felicia McAdams, Johnstown.
Several special friends, godchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
cousins survive in the Mount Union area. Mrs. Kost retired from the
former Lee Hospital dietary department. She was a member of St. Barnabas
Catholic Church and Friends of the Irish Club, Altoona. She was an avid
Notre Dame fan. Funeral services were held this morning (June 26)at St.
Bamabas Church. Interment was made in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

Helen Mae BUCHANAN, 86, of Lewistown, R.D. 6, formerly of Mapleton and
Mount Union, died at 8:23 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the Polyclinic
Hospital, Harrisburg. Born Aug. 2, 1913, in Mapleton, she was a daughter
of the late William J. and Nannie Mae (Henderson) Buchanan. She was the
last surviving member of her immediate family. One cousin, Dottie Peters
of Mechanicsburg, survives. Miss Buchanan was a former member of the
Trinity United Methodist Church, Mapleton. At the church, she had been a
member of the Cheerful Givers Sunday School Class and the United
Methodist Women. She served as church pianist there for 30 years and
also served as the pianist for the combined choir of the Trinity and
Grace United Methodist churches for 20 years. Currently, she was a
member of the Wesleyan Church in Mount Union, and at one time was
assistant pianist there. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 29, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union,
with Pastor. Kevin Tompkins officiating. Interment will be made in the
IOOF Cemetery, Mapleton. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday
from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o the Rev. Edwin
Seeley, Mapleton Depot, Pa. 17052; or to the Wesleyan Church, c/o Pastor
Kevin Tompkins, 609 S. Jefferson St., Mount Union, Pa. 17066. 

Ethel Grace CLARK, 80, of Three Springs, R.D. 1, died at 3:52 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born May 1, 1920, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, she
was the daughter of the late John H. and Goldie (Grissinger) Roher. She
was first married to Harold J., King, who preceded her in death Sept.
28, 1967. She later married William Clark, who preceded her in death
April 5, 1998. Surviving are one daughter and three sons: Janet
Holleran, Philipsburg; Stanley King, Murrysville; Ronald King, Blue
Bell; and Marvin King, Three Springs. There are six grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. One brother, Donald Roher of Tyrone, survives.
One sister, Betty, and a grandson, Jeffrey Milchak, preceded her in
death. Mrs. Clark attended the Three Springs Assembly of God Church. She
was a member of the Teamsters Union Local No. 202, Pittsburgh and
retired from the Murrysville School District, Murrysville. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at the Martin R.
Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor David Sproull officiating.
Interment will be made in the Cherry Grove Cemetery, Three Springs, R.D.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday and from
10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday. 

Dolores Arlene FOORE, 75, 2330 21st St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died
Saturday, June 24, 2000, at 11:40 p.m., at Windsong Care Center in Ohio.
Born July 29, 1924, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Thomas
and Queen (Kreiger) McElwee. She was united in marriage to Frank W.
Foore, who preceded her in death March 1, 1977. The following children
survive: Jennifer Brubaker, Copley, Ohio; Paula Gill, Akron, Ohio; Frank
T. Foore, Gary Foore and Barry Foore, all of Akron, Ohio. There are ten
grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Two brothers, Deveaux McElwee
and Robbie Love, both of Robertsdale, survive. Mrs. Foore was a
homemaker and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Funeral
services will be held Friday, June 30, at 1 p.m., at the Robertsdale
Church of God, with Pastor Donald Simmons officiating. Interment will be
made in the IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top. Friends may call at the Curtis A.
Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, Thursday, from 7 until 9 p.m. Full
military service will be held at the grave site. 

Logan SCHMIDT, infant son of William and Joelene (Neil) Schmidt of
Mapleton, R.D. 1, was stillborn at 12:04 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at
the Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Along with his
parents, he is survived by the following: Paternal grandparents, Larry
and Linda Schmidt, Mapleton, R.D.; maternal grandparents, David and
Patricia Neil, Three Springs; maternal great- grandmother, Dorothy
Shore, Mapleton, R.D.; maternal great- grandfather, Bill Brannan,
Mapleton, R.D.; maternal great-grandfather, Bob Gibson, Buffalo, N.Y.;
and maternal great-great-grandmother, Vera Gladfelter, Newton Hamilton.
Two sisters, Taylor Schmidt and Reily Schmidt, also survive at home.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the
family. Interment will be made in the Cornelius Chapel Cemetery,
Mapleton, R.D. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville. 

Grover S. "Doe" WINNICK Jr., 68, of Blairs Mills, R.D. 1, died at 6:22
p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital. Born Dec. 17,
1931, in Orbisonia, he was a son of the late Grover S. and Gertrude
(Thompson) Winnick. He was united in marriage to Laura G. Himes Dec. 23,
1974, in Elkton, Md. Mrs. Winnick survives in Elkton, Md. There are two
daughters and four stepchildren: Diana M. Rumsey, Elkton, Md.; Betty
Jean Simpson, Lake City, Fla.; Debra L. Van Dan, Delaware City, Del.;
Brian D. Long and Donna L. Fay, both of Newark, Del.; and William Long
III, Oklahoma. There are ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and two brothers survive: Gladys Witowski, Saxton; Genevieve
Jenkins, Huntingdon; Gerald James Winnick, Rising Sun, Md.; and George
Winnick, Three Springs. Mr. Winnick was of the Protestant faith and was
a member of Standing Stone Post No. 1754, VFW, Huntingdon; Madden-
Wennick American Legion Post No. 518, Rockhill Furnace; and Loyal Order
of Moose Lodge No. 223, Huntingdon. He retired in 1988 from Chrysler
Corp., Newark, Del. after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the
Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home,
Orbisonia, with the Rev. Wilson Boyd officiating. Interment will be made
in the Orbisonia Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7
until 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Friday. 

The Rev. Edward 0. BONSELL, 69, of 523 W. 13th St., Tyrone, died
Thursday, June 29, 2000, at 12:50 p.m., at the Altoona Hospital. Born
May 16, 1931, in Tyrone, he was the son of the late Edward R. and Anna
(Husak) Bonsell. He was united in marriage to Annis Dayton May 25, 1951,
in Tyrone. Mrs. Bonsell survives at home. Surviving are three brothers
and one sister: Gerald E. Bonsell, Tyrone; Milton E. Bonsell, Altoona;
Richard H. Bonsell, Louisville, Ky.; and May Gingerich, Altoona. He was
preceded in death by a son, Douglas I. Bonsell Aug. 18, 1999, a
granddaughter, Candi, in May 1991, and one sister. The Rev. Mr. Bonsell
was a graduate of Tyrone High School Class of 1950 and retired in 1990
as supervisor of production scheduling for PPG Industries, Tipton Plant.
He was a member of the Central Pennsvivania Conference of the United
Methodist Church and had been serving as pastor of the Spruce Creek
United Methodist Church for the past 12 years. He had previously served
as pastor of the Glasgow Larger Parish for 22 years. He was a member of
the Coalport Lodge F&AM. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 2,
at 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd in
Tyrone, with the Rev. Thomas H. Irwin and the Rev. Norman E. Huff
officiating. Interment will be made in the Bald Eagle Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone, Saturday,
from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Spruce Creek United Methodist Church, the Gideons, or the
American Cancer Society, Blair Countv Unit. 

Nellie H. FLASHER, 80, of Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon, died Thursday,
June 29, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. The
widow of Cecil Flasher, she is survived by a son and two daughters:
William Flasher, Camp Hill; Etalena Bard, Camp Hill; and Mrs. Vince
(Margaret Ann) Mortimer, Ohio. There are five grandchildren and two
step-grandchildren. Mrs. Flasher was a homemaker. There will be no
viewing, service or visitation. 

Dolores L. "Toots" KEPPLER, 68, of R.D. 3, Box 230, Huntingdon, died
Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at 6:40 p.m., at her home, following a brief
illness. Born Feb. 21, 1932, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the
late Antonio and Marion (Miles) Lllii. She was united in marriage to
Richard 0. Keppler July 1, 1957, in Winchester, Va. Mr. Keppler survives
at home, along with two children: Kimberlee Keppler, at home, and Ronald
"Tony" Lalli, Hesston, R.D. There are two grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. The following siblings survive: Thelma Gill and
Josephine Whitsel, both of Huntingdon; Betty Gardner, Cottage,
Petersburg, R.D. 1; Joe Lalli, Huntingdon; Frank Lalli, Tyrone; and Roy
Lalli, Cottage, Petersburg, R.D. 1. Several nieces and nephews survive.
Two brothers, Kenneth and Frank, preceded her in death. Mrs. Keppler was
a member of the Mooresville United Methodist Church. She was a member of
the World War I Auxiliary VFW Post. No. 1754 Ladies Auxiliary, American
Legion Auxiliary Post No. 24; Women of the Moose No. 220 and Standing
Stone Senior Citizens Center. She retired from Elco Corporation in
Huntingdon in 1992, after 30 years of service. She was a 1949 graduate
of Juniata Valley High School. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
July 1, at 1 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon,
with the Rev. James Reed officiating. Interment will be made in the
Goodman Cemetery, Huntingdon, R.D. 3. The family will receive friends at
the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday and from noon until the hour of the
service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Home Nursing Agency, P.O. Box 352, Altoona, Pa. 16603. 

Mary Louise (Hoover) Herbster HETRICK, 72, of Smithfield Township,
Huntingdon, R. D. 4, died unexpectedly at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29,
2000 at her home. Born Dec. 5, 1927, at the family farm in Penn
Township, Hesston, she, was a daughter of the late, Rueben Merle and Eva
Eleanor (Hoover) Hoover. She was first married to James Franklin
Herbster, June 1945, at the United Church of Christ, Marklesburg. Mr.
Herbster preceded her in death in September 1955. She. was then married
to Nicholas Earl Hetrick June 1, 1963, in Elizai)tth City, N.C., by the
Rev. C. Graham Nickens. Mr. Hetrick preceded her in death April 16,
1997. Surviving are a son, Alan H. Herbster, Harrisburg and one
grandson. A sister, Marie B. Collins, Hampton, Va., also survives. She
was preceded in death by two infant sons, Gary James Herbster (Jan. 27,
1948) and Merle Henry Herbster (Oct. 30, 1953) and an infant daughter
(June 10, 1949). Mrs. Hetrick was a member and elder of St. Paul's
United Church of Christ, Hesston. She was also a member of Huntingdon
Business and Professional Women, where she had received numerous awards
including the coveted "Woman of the Year" award; Soroptomist Club; Elks
Auxiliary BPOE #976, treasurer; Friends of the Huntingdon County
Library, treasurer; Women of the Moose Lodge #220; Smithfield Volunteer
Fire Company Auxiliary for 18 years as an active member of the "kitchen
crew" and a staunch supporter and worker for all fire company
activities; Lincoln Grange #914; Huntingdon County Humane Society;
Weatherization, Inc., board president; Employment and Training board;
Home Nursing Agency Board and Huntingdon Advisory Board; Shenecoy
Sportsmen's Association; board member and former chairperson of the
Retired Senior Volunteer Program; American Legion Auxiliary; Smithfield
Township Economic Development Corporation, secretary/treasurer;
Huntingdon County Task Force, township representative. She received many
other awards for her hard work and dedication to the countless volunteer
efforts in which she participated. She was awarded the prestigious
annual "Jo" Award for her countless contributions to enhance human
services in the county. An active volunteer and worker, she was involved
in a variety of other organizations and programs including but not
limited to those relating to farm, social, senior citizen, aging,
service and school issues. A graduate of Huntingdon High School Class of
1945, Mrs. Hetrick was employed by Valley Rural Electric Cooperative
from 1958-66 and was later employed as the corporate secretary for D.W.
Miller, Inc. from 1966 to 1984. In the general election of 1983, she
became the first woman to be elected Huntingdon County Commissioner. She
served in that capacity from January 1984 to December 1987. During her
term as commissioner, she served as the county representative for Area
Agency on Aging, Home Nursing Agency and the Mental Health and Mental
Retardation Board. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
July 4, at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Ridge Road and Juniata Ave.,
Smithfield Township, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Edward S. Gobrecht
officiating and Pastor H. Lloy Blattenberger assisting. Interment will
be made in Brumbaugh Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from
5-9 p.m. Monday, July 3. It was Mrs. Hetrick's request and the family's
wish that flowers be omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Huntingdon County Humane Society, R.D. 3, Huntingdon,
Pa. 16652; or Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652.

John PAVLICKO, 81, of 1135 Pole Cat Hollow Rd., Hopewell, died
unexpectedly Friday, June 30, 2000, at 1:15 p.m., at the James
E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. 
Born March 26, 1919, in Hopewell, he was the son of the late
Michael and Mary (Sedlock) Pavlicko. He was united in marriage
to Sandra L. Smith May 23, 1982, in Hopewell. 
Surviving are his wife, at home, and one daughter, Michelle P.
Jamerson of Dacula, Ga. 
Also surviving are the following siblings: Kay MacAluso,
Oakmont, Margaret Hubbard,, Michigan; Frances Wulf, Blanchard,
Mich.; Helen Stevenson, Cooksville, Tenn.; Pauline Pavlicko,
Washington, D.C.; Michael Pavlicko, Mount Clemens, Mich.; and
Anthony Pavlicko, Brandon, Fla. 
Mr. Pavlicko was a member of the Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, Dudley. He was a 25-year veteran of the U.S.
Army, retiring in 1965. He served during World War II and the
Korean Conflict. 
There will be no public viewing or visitation. 
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the
family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the D.
Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton. 
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