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Miscellaneous Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Marjorie J. BEARD, 64, of Three Springs, R.D. 1, died Tuesday, Aug. 1,
2000, at 9:05 am., at the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial
Hospital, Huntingdon. Born April 24, 1936, in Barree Township,
Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late John Walter and
Annie Olive (Whitesel) Johnson. She was united in marriage to John H.
Beard Feb. 18, 1955, in Roaring Spring, by the Rev. Mr. Patterson. Mr.
Beard survives at home, along with three children: Stephen M. Beard and
Barbara J. Beard, both of Huntingdon, and Lee Anne Moore, Three Springs.
There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. One brother and two
sisters survive: Ernest Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and Hazel Ayers and
Viola Johns, both of Manor Hill, Huntingdon, R.R. 2. Three brothers and
three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Beard was of the Methodist
faith. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Standing Stone
Post No. 1754,, VFW, Huntingdon. A 1954 graduate of Juniata Valley High
School, she was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home,
Huntingdon, with the Rev. David F. Sproull officiating. Interment will
be made in the Mooresville Cemetery, Petersburg, R.D. 1. 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. 

Eleanor Rose TAYLOR, 68, a resident of Woodland Retirement Center,
Orbisonia, formerly of Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, died at 3:10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at the Chambersburg Hospital, Cham bersburg. Born
March 9, 1932, in Grant Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late
Julius and Irene (Fitzer) Adams. She was married to Harold G. Taylor
July 19, 1962. Mr. Taylor preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1998. Surviving
are two daughters and two sons: Brenda I. Taylor, Greencastle; Donna K.
Snyder, Hustontown; Robert H. Taylor, Three Springs; and Jeffrey S.
Taylor, Hustontown. There are seven grandchildren. One brother and one
sister survive: J. Frank Adams of Elizabethville and Margaret Russell of
Jerseyville, I11. One brother, Joseph, preceded her in death. Mrs.
Taylor was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Three Springs. She
was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
5, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor David
Sproull officiating. Interment will be made in the Old School Baptist
Cemetery, Three Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7
until 9 p.m., Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. 

Robert L. WOOMER, 75, of Huntingdon, R.D. 1, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000,
at 8:30 p.m., at his home, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 14,
1924, in Tyrone, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Nellie
(Gordon) Woomer. He was united in marriage to Anna Mae (Spacht) Greene
Dec. 16, 1972. Mrs. Woomer survives at home, along with two children:
Linda I. Moore of Altoona and Gary L. Woomer of Hollidaysburg. There are
three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Woomer was the
last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of the
Alexandria Presbyterian Church. He was a life member of the Standing
Stone Post No. 1754, VFW, Huntingdon; American Legion Post No. 520,
Alexandria; and the Alexandria Voltinteer Fire Company. Mr. Woomer was a
shipping supervisor at James Industries in Hollidaysburg, retiring in
1986. During World War II, he served as a corporal with the 666th
Ordinance Ammunition Company of the First Army, landing in Wales, and
serving in France (Normandy), Belgium, Germany and England. He was an
avid hunter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m.,
at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. John C.
Dean and the Rev. W. Dean Kinch officiating. Interment will be made in
the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria. Friends may call at
the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of
the service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Home Nursing Agency, Hospice Program, 900 Bryan St.,
Huntingdon, Pa. 16652; or the Alexandria Presbyterian Church, P. 0. Box
267, Alexandria, Pa. 16611. 

Edna C. FULTZ, 94, of Country Meadow, York, died at 10:58 a.m. Aug. 2,
2000, in the York Hospital. Born Feb. 28,. 1906, in Petersburg, she was
a daughter of the late Keyser M. and Mary Ellen Wakefield. She was
married to A. Russell Fultz, who preceded her in death. Mr. Fultz was a
former Mount Union school administrator. Surviving. are five sons:
Donald R. Fultz, York; Gerald W. Fultz, Hellam; Robert E. Fultz,
Bullhead City, Ariz.; Gene Fultz, Dover; and Kenneth W. Fultz, Long
Pond. There are 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four
step-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5, in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville, with the
Rev. Yvonne Wesley Rohrbaugh, interim pastor of the Calvary Lutheran
Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 9 N. Main St., Dover, Pa. 17313, or the
Mount Union Alumni Association, c/o Robert Goodman, P.O. Box 33, Mount
Union, Pa. 17066. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Emig Funeral Home, Dover. 

Max Devoe DONALDSON Jr., 39, of Martinsburg, R.R. 2, died unexpectedly
at his home Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. He was born Sept. 22, 1960, in
Huntingdon, the son of Max Devoe and Janet Lou (George) Donaldson. His
mother survives in Martinsburg. He was married to the former Tracy
Stonerook, who died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. One son, Cody Allen
Donaldson, survives at home. Also surviving are two sisters, Wendy Lynn
Johnson, no address available, and Heidie Dennis of Roaring Spring, R.R.
Mr. Donaldson was of the Protestant faith. He was a graduate of Central
High School, Class of 1978. He was employed as general manager of
Donaldson's Auto Wrecking in Martinsburg. Private funeral services will
be held at the convenience of the family at the D. Ronald Long Funeral
Chapel, Saxton. Pastor Kathy Speck will officiate. Interment will be
made in the IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top City. 

Eugene L. ZICK, 83, 724 Park Ave., Clearfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 2,
2000, at his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Saxton, the son of
Andrew M. and Mary (Wilson) Zick. His wife, the former Agnes M. Davis,
whom he married Oct. 8, 1948, died Jan. 23, 2000. One sister, Martha
(Zick) Stapleton Reuse, preceded him in death. He is survived by a niece
and nephew. Mr. Zick was a member of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church.
He had been employed by the former Pennsylvania Electric Co. as a first
relief operator in the Operations Department, having retired in October
1974 after 23 1/2 years of services. Mr. Zick served with the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II and served for 26 months in America
Samoa and Guam. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 540. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the chapel of the
Clearfield Presybterian Church with Richard B. Barkley officiating.
Interment will be made in Crown Crest Memorial Park. The family suggests
that contributions may be made to the Shaw Public Library, 1 S. Front
St. Clearfield, Pa. 16830, or the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Bennett & Houser Funeral Home,
Inc., 312 E. Locust St.. Clearfield. 

Robert "Ken" DAVIS, 77, of Bellefonte, formerly of Continental Courts,
died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Centre Crest in Bellefonte. Born in
Lancaster, he was a son of the late Thomas Alfred and Harriet Edna
Peters Davis. On July 11, 1948, in Grazierville, he married Roxy Behrer,
who survives at home. He retired in 1991 from the Department of
Environmental Resources as a forest-maintenance supervisor at Whipple
Dam after 31 years of service. He was also a forest-fire warden in
District 5 out of Huntingdon. He was a Protestant. He enjoyed hunting
and fishing. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters,
Edna Miller of rural Petersburg and Donna Markle of rural Warriors Mark;
one son, Wesley C. Sr. of rural Petersburg; a niece, Selma Thompson of
State College, who is part of the immediate family; three sisters,
Dorothy J. Martin and Edna Mae Frankenberger of State College and Ethel
Zimmers of Harrisburg; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by a sister. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church, Graysville, with Pastor Ted
Plott officiating. Burial will be at Graysville Cemetery, Graysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Share & Care Adult Day Care
Program at Centre Crest or to Eden Volunteer Pet Support Program at
Centre Crest, both at 502 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. 

James B. GREEN, 65, of Box 142, Altoona, R.D. 6, died Thursday morning,
Aug. 3, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born April 18, 1935, in Altoona, he was the son of Harry and Ruth U.
(Barry) Green. His parents survive in Altoona. He married Jean
Seedenburg Oct. 20, 1994, in Reno, Nev. Surviving are his wife, two sons
and three daughters: Randall Patterson and John Patterson Jr., both of
Altoona; Sharon Long, Altoona; Jan Hedden, San Bruno, Calif.; Jil Young,
El Paso, Texas. There are six grandchildren. One sister, Kay Benbrooks
of Altoona, survives. Mr. Green was a member of the Mardorf United
Methodist Church. He retired as a supervisor from Bell Telephone Company
in 1994, after 36 years of service. He also served as Logan Township,
Altoona, supervisor from 1988-1994. Mr. Green was a 1953 graduate of
Altoona High School. He was a director of the Pennsylvania State
Snowmobile Association; member and past president of the Southern
Alleghenies Snowmobile Club; and member of the Pennsylvania Department
of Conservation and Natural Resources Snowmobile Club, serving as its
first safety training instructor. Many snowmobile club members were from
the Huntingdon area. He was also a member of the Central District
Volunteer Firemen's Association and a member and former officer of
Juniata Gap (United) Volunteer Fire Company. He was also a member of the
Logan Lodge No. 490 of Free and Accepted Masons; Ancient Accepted
Scottish Rite Bodies and Jaffa Shrine; the Keystone Search and Rescue;
and the American Legion. Mr. Green was a Marine Corps veteran, serving
as corporal from 1954-57, in Korea. Funeral services were held Monday,
August 7. Interment was made in the Grandview Cemetery, Altoona.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of the
American Heart Association. 

Howard L. "Sonny" MILLER, 63, of 1001 N. High St., Williamsburg, died
Thursday morning, Aug. 3, 2000, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital,
Pittsburgh. Born Nov. 26, 1936, in Lower Reese, Hollidaysburg, R.R. 3,
he was the son of the late Howard F. and Alverta M. (Clapper) Miller. He
married Laura Mae Landis July 17, 1957, in Williamsburg. Surviving are
his wife and six daughters: Susan D. Force, Indiana; Lynn A. Peck, Lori
A. Rhule, Lucy A. Miller and Leslie E. Miller, all of Williamsburg; and
Lisa R. Miller, Hollidaysburg, R.R. 3. There are 11 grandchildren. Four
sisters survive: Carole Lesko, Hollidaysburg; Brenda Funk, Lewistown;
Rita Stone, Williamsburg, R.R. 1; and Cindy Himes, Altoona. Mr. Miller
was a member of the Williamsburg Church of the Brethren and attended
Canoe Creek Brethren in Christ Church, Hollidaysburg, R.R. 2. He
operated the Blue Pirate Dugout Restaurant in Williamsburg, along with
his family, for seven years. Prior to that, he retired as a production
superintendent from Westvaco, Williamsburg, in 1979. He was also a
self-employed carpenter. A 1954 graduate of Williamsburg High School, he
was also a 1957 graduate of Williamson Trade School, Media, where he
majored in carpentry. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. Mr.
Miller was a member of the Standing Stone Country Club, Huntingdon; the
National Rifle Association; president of the Williamsburg Playground
Association; and since 1979, was a coach in the Williamsburg Women's
Softball League. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog,
Beaner. He attended many sporting events in which his grandchildren
participated, and liked working in his woodshop. Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Bolger Funeral Home, Inc.,
Williamsburg, with the Pastor Robert A. Patterson and Pastor Elizabeth
A. Hess, officiating. Interment will be made in the New Canoe Creek
Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, R.R. 2. Friends will be received from 7 until 9
p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Williamsburg Playground Association to purchase a memorial
scoreboard at the Robeson Extension Softball Field. 

Norman J. FORSYTHE, 76, of Mapleton, R.D., died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday,
Aug. 6, 2000, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Oct.
5, 1923, in Saltillo, he was the son of the late Clarence V. and Nora
Mildred (Stake) Forsythe. He was married to Mary Lou Harr April 14,
1974. Mrs. Forsythe survives at home, along with five children: Connie
Maw (Forsythe) Collins, Three Springs; Norman Scott Forsythe,
Robertsdale; Conchita "Connie" Diane (Forsythe) Porter, Wendell Leroy
Forsythe and Joseph Baldwin O'Neill, all of Lakeland, Fla. There are
five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One aunt in York
survives. Mr. Forsythe attended the Beech Run Church of the Brethren,
Mapleton. He was a retired apiarist. For 18 years, he had worked as a
foreman for E.B. Endres Lumber Co., Huntingdon. During World War II, he
served in the Navy Air Corps as an aviation metalsmith, second class.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Robert
I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with Pastor Connie Maclay and Pastor
Donald Fornwalt officiating. Interment will be made in the Saltillo
Cemetery, Saltillo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9
p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on
Thursday. 

M. Maxine MYERS, 87, of 105 W. Milford St., Mount Union, died at 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital. Born March 13, 1913, in
Pitcairn, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Ruth (Starr)
Wilson. She was united in marriage to Lee C. Myers March 3, 1935. He
preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1959. Surviving are six children:
Priscilla L. Brown and Charles W. Myers, both of Quarryville; Clinton R.
Myers, Mount Union; Mrs. Thomas (Eugenia R.) Hagie, Orbisonia; Carlton
M. Myers, El Paso, Texas; and Craig M. Myers, Huntingdon. There are 19
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Four sisters survive: Edwina
Johnston and Althea Conforti, both of Pitcairn, and twins Lois Lange of
Pitcairn and Mrs. Bingham (Lorna) Small, Greensburg. Mrs. Myers was a
member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. She was also a
member of the Mount Union Education Association; member and past
president of the Retired Teachers Association of Huntingdon County;
member of Pennsylvania State Education Association; the National
Education Association and the Mount Union Kiwanis Club. A 1930 graduate
of Pitcairn High School, she attended Indiana State College in Indiana
and graduated from Shippensburg State College with a bachelor of science
degree in education. She retired in 1977, after 25 years of service with
the Mount Union Area School District as an elementary teacher. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Robert D.
Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Grundon
officiating. Interment will be made in the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends
may call at the funeral home Wednesday after 10 a.m. until the hour of
the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of
the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union, Pa.
17066. 

G. Hobart SMITH, 84, of R.D. 2, Box 33-C, Huntingdon, formerly of 929
Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at 8,30 p.m., at
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born June 14, 1916, in
Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Elsie Blanche (Shoop)
Smith. He was united in marriage to Augusta Beatty May 26, 1946, in
Bloomsburg, by the Rev. Samuel Strain. Mrs. Smith survives at home,
along with a daughter, Mrs. David (Ellen Lee) Ayers, Huntingdon, R.D. 2.
Mr. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Huntingdon,
where he was a former member of the choir and bowling league, served as
a Sunday School teacher, council member and carillonneur for over 20
years. He was a member and past commander of the Standing Stone Post No.
1754, VFW, Huntingdon; former member of the Stone Creek Lions Club; past
director and vice president of the Huntingdon Automobile Club (AAA); and
a member of the Order of Rosicrucian. Mr. Smith attended the Huntingdon
public schools and graduated from the Huntingdon High School in 1934. He
helped his mother in the family store and was also employed by Owens
Corning Fiberglas. He also served as Huntingdon County Auditor and was
employed by the Huntingdon Motor Inn. During World War II, Mr.Smith
served in the U.S. Army, in the European Theatre of Operations. He
attained the rank of technician fifth grade, with Company A, Second
Armored "Hell on Wheels" Reconnaissance Battalion. He also held the rank
of first sergeant with the Pennsylvania National Guard Howitzer Battery,
stationed in Huntingdon. He had been a resident of Huntingdon County
since birth. In the 1950s, Mr. Smith was a race car driver "#98," in the
Juniata Valley Racing Association. More recently, he served as a scorer
at the Hesston and Bedford Speedways. There will be no formal funeral
services. The family asks that those who knew and loved "Smitty" take a
moment to remember him and give thanks for a good man and a blessed
life. At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing or
visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the charity of the donor's choice for the welfare of creatures great and
small. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the John B. Brown
Funeral Home, Inc., Huntingdon. 

John H. RITTER Sr. 75, of Huntingdon, R.D. 2, died at 6:06 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 6, 2000, at Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 30, 1924, in
Lewistown, he was the son of George Ritter. Surviving are three
children: Ricci L. Ritter, Huntingdon; John H. Ritter Jr., Lewistown;
and Mrs. Tommy (Tereca) Grose, Granville. There are seven grandchildren.
Also surviving are a sister, Dora L. Sheller of Westminster, Md., and a
brother, John D. Harshberger of Point Bay, Wash. Mr. Ritter was an oil
field emloyee for R.H. Kelly, Inc., Wyoming. During the Korean War, he
served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Grace Covenant Church,
Lewistown. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the
family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Covenant Church,
205 Washington Ave., Lewistown, Pa. 17044. Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., Lewistown. 

Grace Killian AHLBERG, 85, of Lanse, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at
12:33 a.m., at Philipsburg Area Hospital, Philipsburg. Born Nov. 30,
1914, in East Rochester, N.Y, she was the daughter of the late William
E. and Alda Clara (Reish) Killian. She was united in marriage to Evert
C. "Eve" Ahlberg Jan. 29, 1938, in West Milton. He preceded her in death
Feb. 14, 1999. Surviving are two daughters and one son: Mrs. Methodius
(Joan) Starcovic and Caffie Ahlberg, both of Lanse, and William Ahlberg,
Petersburg. There are five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren ind
five step-great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother survive:
Winifred Ranck, Milton; Marjorie Herald, Emmaus; and Laird Killian, New
Columbia. One sister, Dorothy Criswell, preceded her in death. Mrs.
Ahlberg was a graduate of he Milton High School Class of 1933. She
graduated from the Geisinger Memorial Hostpital School of Nursing in
1936 and was employed by the Philipsburg State General Hospital in
Philipsburg. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Lanse, and the Lutheran Church Women and the church council.
Funeral services will be held at the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Lanse Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Peter C.
Hutchinson and the Rev. Edward V DeVore officiating. Interment will be
made in the Grassfiat-Lanse Lutheran Cemetery. Friends will be received
at the church Friday, Aug. 11, from 7 until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10
a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 218,
Grassflat, Pa. 16839. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, Philipsburg. 

Kenneth E. "Kenny" HOLLAND, 53, of Shade Gap, died at 2:45 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the home of his daughter, Tressia Day, of
Mountain Green Road, Spring Run. Born April 2, 1947, in Dublin Township,
Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Harold Holland And Ruth
(Traxler) Holland, who survives in Shade Gap. He is also survived by a
companion, Debra Bair at their home. Two daughters survive: Tressia Day
of Spring Run and Debra Holland of Dry Run. There are three
stepchildren: Brandi Fields, Saltillo; Misti Waite, Burnt Cabins, and
Kristy Sheeder, Mount Union. Five grandchildren survive. One brother,
James Holland of Shade Gap, survives. Mr. Holland was a member of the
Madden-Wennick Post No. 518, American Legion, Rockhill Furnace, and the
Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association. He was self-employed as a small
engine repairman. Prior to that, he was employed as a truck driver. Mr.
Holland was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Funeral services will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home,
Orbisonia, with Pastor William Bair officiating. Interment will be made
in the Salem Cemetery, Blairs Mills, R.D. Friends may call at the
funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the
service on Saturday. 

Clarence L. "Pap" RAMSEY, 90, of 211 Iron St., Rockhill Furnace, died at
11.40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at his home. He had been in failing
health. Born Aug. 3, 1910, in Jacobs, he was the son of the late Howard
and Nellie (Taylor) Ramsey. He was united in marriage to Olive Mae
Taylor Oct. 30, 1937. She survives at home, along with three children:
Jack Ramsey, Spring Run; Allan "Jake" Ramsey, Rockhill Furnace; and Mrs.
Gary (Jean) Johnson, Shade Gap. There are five grandchildren and eight
great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Ramsey; a
brother, Clayton Ramsey; and a sister, Madeline Wible. Mr. Ramsey
attended the Assembly of God Church. During his lifetime, he had worked
at coal mines, brickyards, pipelines, saw mills and road construction
sites. There will be no funeral services. Interment will be made in the
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shade Gap. Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. 

R. Mae HAMMAN, 95, formerly of Three Springs, R.D., died at 12:20 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000,,at the Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia.
Born June 13, 1905, in Orbisonia, she was a daughter of the late William
J. and Elizabeth (Tice) Daughenbaugh. She was married to Harry G. Hamman
Nov. 29, 1934. Mr. Hamman preceded her in death Sept. 27, 1967.
Surviving are a son, Donald Hamman of Tennessee and a brother, Norman
Daughenbaugh of Orbisonia. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in
death. Mrs. Hamman was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist
Church, Three Springs, R.D. She served as former treasurer and Sunday
School teacher at the church. She was a homemaker and was also engaged
in farming. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15,
at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Bonnie Ort
officiating. Interment will be made at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery,
Rockhill Furnace. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9
p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. 

Gladys Anna MILLER, 88, of R.R. 2, Box 310, Mount Union, died at 5:22
a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
She had been a resident of the Shirley Home, Shirleysburg, for the past
three months. Born March 12, 1912 in Ryde, she was the daughter oi the
late Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Headings) Miller. She is survived by
her husband, Elmer Forest Miller, who is a resident of Huntingdon Manor.
They were married Feb. 10, 1940, in Winchester, Va. Two children
survive: Mrs. Russell (Shirley) Horne, Mount Union, R.R. 1; and Douglas
D. Miller, Andover, N.Y. There are eight grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren. Six siblings survive: Helen Hommon, Bigler; Clayton
Miller, Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia; Chester Miller,
Belleville; Leona Taylor and Joseph Miller, both of Mount Union, R.D. 1;
and Juliet Culp, Roaring Spring, R.D. Two sisters, Alice Wilson and
Effie Strausser, preceded her in death. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She
attended the Allenport schools and was of the Protestant faith. The
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Robert
D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor Dayton Sines
officiating. Interment will be made in the Haven Rest Memorial Park,
Shirleysburg, R.R. 1. Friends will be received at the funeral home today
from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the
service. 

Patricia Ann ROBINSON, 52, of Hollers Extension, Everett, died Saturday,
Aug. 12, 2000, at UPMC Lee Regional Hospital in Johnstown. She was born
Oct. 11, 1947, in Six Mile Run, a daughter of Harry and Florence (Hess)
Brown. She married Garry Black of Everett Feb. 5, 1966, in Dudley. On
Jan. 24, 1981, she was united in marriage to E. Mark Robinson. She is
survived by her mother of Everett; her husband and four children: Kelly
J. Hrivnak of Yellow Creek, Lori A. Spiker of Everett and Ryan M. and
Bradley P. Robinson, both at home. She is also survived by three
brothers: Terry Brown, Joseph Brown and Brian Brown, all of Everett, as
well as six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and
an infant son. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Community Grace
Brethren Church, Everett. She was a 1965 graduate of Tussey Mountain
High School and a graduate of the Altoona Beauty School. For the past 35
years, she owned and operated Patty Robinson's Beauty Shop and, for the
past 12 years, the Everett Tanning Salon. Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Community Grace Brethren Church with
the Rev. Lee Seese officiating. Friends may call at the Dalla Valle
Funeral Service, West Main Street in Everett, today, from 6 to 9 p.m.
and at the church Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Interment will be made in the Broad Top Cemetery, Broad Top City.
Memorial contributions can be made to Community Grace Brethren Church,
1216 Raystown Road, Everett Pa 15537 

William G. "Bill" TRIMER of Canton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000,
at the Massillon Community Hospital following an extended illness. He
was born in Huntingdon, a son of the late Regis G. and Emma (Batzel)
Trimer. Surviving are two brothers and two sisters: Richard A. Trimer,
Aliquippa; Thomas R. Trimer, Alexandria; Joan Knode and Ruthie Culp,
both of the Harrisburg area. He is also survived by several aunts,
uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and
a step-mother, Katie Trimer. Mr. Trimer was a World War II veteran,
having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a cryptographic
technician. He moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1947, entered the tavern
industry and was selected as deputy sheriff civil branch, under Sheriff
Robert D. Campbell. He moved to Massillon in 1963 and was employed by
Dynamic Sales Promotion and became the owner of Hacienda Lounge and
Supper Club. In 1967, he moved to Canton and returned to the tavern
business as the owner of Trimer's Cafe and, later, the Fulton Beverage
Drive Thru. He was also the proprietor of Bill's Fast Food, with two
Canton locations. He retired in 1985. He was a member of the American
Legion Canton Post 44 and the Elks Canton EPO Lodge 68. A funeral
service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at the
Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home, with Mr. Trimer's cousin, the Rev.
John D. Cogan, officiating. Interment will be made at the West Lawn
Cemetery, with a military service performed by the American Legion
Canton Post 44. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Joseph G. BAKER, 79, of Mapleton, R.R. 1, died at 12:12 a.m. Monday,
Aug. 14, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born April 14, 1921, in Van Dyke,
Juniata County, he was the son of the late Steve A. and Mary Grace
(Gloss) Baker. Audrey Wagner, his companion of 25 years, survives. Three
sons survive: Joseph L. Baker, Joliet, Ill.; David Baker.and Bruce
Baker, both of Huntingdon. There are 13 grandchildren and one
great-grandson. Also surviving are three sisters: Mary Jane Carl, Mount
Union; Edna Harshbarger, Lancaster; and Helen Payne, St. Petersburg,
Fla. He was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Steve; three
brothers, John, William and Steve; a sister, Genevieve McCartney; and a
granddaughter. Mr. Baker was of the Protestant faith. A veteran of World
War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre of War, he was a
member of VFW Post No. 1754, Huntingdon. He retired in 1977 from Owens
Corning Fiberglas, Huntingdon, after 38 years of service. He was a
member of the former Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Mr.
Baker was an avid NASCAR fan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville,
with Pastor George Johnson and Pastor Dale Ciampa officiating. Interment
will be made in the Cornelius Chapel Cemetery, Mapleton, R.R. Friends
may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10
a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday. 

George J. BILGER, 52, of 35 Quick Lane, Mount Union, was pronounced dead
at the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, at
7:13 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. He had been seriously ill after many
months of an extended illness. Born May 14, 1948, in Huntingdon, he was
the son of Norman and Ruth (Linn) Bilger, who survive in Mount Union. He
married Diane Parson June 14, 1969. She survives at home, along with
three children: Tammi J. Grove, Mount Union; George B. Bilger,
McVeytown, R.D.; and Norman T. Bilger, Mount Union. There are two
granddaughters. Four siblings survive: Norma Stake, Mount Union; Connie
Heidel, Linda Shawver and Thomas Bilger, all of Mount Union, R.D. Mr.
Bilger was a member of New Life Fellowship Church, Mount Union, R.D. A
1966 graduate of Captain Jack High School, he was an assembler at Ford
New Holland in Belleville for 24 years. He was an avid hunter and
enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. Funeral services
will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral
Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Dayton Sines officiating. Interment
will be made in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg, R.D. 1.
Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the
hour of the service. 

James I. BRENNEMAN, 55, of Huntingdon, R.D. 2, died Sunday, Aug. 13,
2000, at 1:32 p.m. in the emergency room of J.C. Blair Memorial
Hospital, Huntingdon. Boom June 7, 1945, in Huntingdon, he was the son
of the late Melvin Brenneman and Janet (Cresswell) Brenneman, who
survives in Muncy. He was united in marriage to Linda M. Morris April
25, 1963. Mrs. Brenneman survives at home, along with three sons:
Timothy E. Brenneman, Julian; James A. "Tony" Brenneman and Teddy
Brenneman, all of Huntingdon. There are seven grandchildren. Two
sisters, Bonnie Heilman of Muncy and Cindy Gardner of Fort Myers, Fla.,
survive. Mr. Brenneman was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the
Nittany Lion Club, Penn State Alumni Association and the NRA. During his
life he was a service manager at ABC Mack in Alexandria, service manager
at Davidson Brothers Trucking in Bellefonte, and currently owned,and
operated Brenneman's Enterprises of Huntingon R.D. 2. A 1963 graduate of
Huntingdon Area High School, he attended various technical schools and
was qualified as an ASE Master. He.was also a technician in heavy duty
trucks and cars. Private graveside services will be held at the
convenience of the family. Flowers are to be omitted. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box
810, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
of the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon. 

William "Bill" C. FINKLE, 56, of HCR 61, Box 430, Mill Creek, died at
9:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon, following a brief illness. Born March 31, 1944, in Mill
Creek, he was the son of the late Chester "Bub" C. and Christina Mae
"Tink" (Parks) Finkle. He was united in marriage to Jean Danish April
28, 1965, in Clear Springs, Md. His wife survives, along with two sons:
Michael William Finkle and Bradley Chester Finkle, both of Mill Creek.
There are three grandsons. Two sisters and a brother survive: Janet F.
Reck, Betty F. Frain and Thomas James Finkle, all of Mill Creek. One
brother, Richard Finkle, preceded him in death. Mr. Finkle was a
graduate of Huntingdon High School, Class of 1963. He began work June
1963 with the former Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co., Mapleton, presently
known as US Silica, and had maintained his employment there for the past
37 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. An avid hunter and
fisherman, he also enjoyed working on antique cars and tractors and
liked attending flea markets and yard sales. He headed the annual Shady
Rest bass fishing tournament held for his family and friends at his Mill
Creek cabin at the end of August. Mr. Finkle was of the Protestant
faith. A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
16, at the Mountainview Cemetery, Mill Creek, with the Rev. Philip May
and the Rev. Raymond Crownover officiating. Interment will follow. There
will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial service, a
celebration of his life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at
the Captain Jack Lions Park, Mill Creek, with the Rev. Philip May and
the Rev. Raymond Crownover officiating. There will be a buffet dinner to
follow with an invitation extended to all those in attendance. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Mill Creek playground, c/o Mill Creek
Borough, Box 103, Mill Creek, Pa. 17060, where a separate bank account
has been set up in Mr. Finkle's name. Funeral arrangements,are under the
direction of the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union. 

Mary Ann "Gab" ARNOLD, 58, of 208 W. Shirley St., Mount Union, died at
7:39 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at the Lewistown Hospital. She had
been in failing health for several years. Born Sept. 18, 1941, in Oliver
Township, Mifflin County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence
"Pete" and Fay (Traxler) Shehan. She was united in marriage to Charles
William Arnold Feb. 26, 1958. Surviving is her companion of over 30
years, Russell "Buck" Payne Jr., at home, and two children: Steven C.
Arnold, Clinton, Md.; and Mrs. Michael (Christine) Petron, Mount Union.
There are two grandsons. Two sisters and a brother survive: Mrs. Dale
(Mildred) Peterson, Three Springs; Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Hand, Mount
Union; and Dennis L. Shehan, Mapleton. One son, William L. Arnold, and a
sister, Shirley Smith, preceded her in death. Mrs. Arnold was of the
Protestant faith. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount
Union, with the Rev. Christopher Heinlin officiating. Interment will be
made in the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon. Friends may call at
the funeral home Friday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. and after 9 a.m.
Saturday until the hour of the service. 

Walter E. SPICKLER, 78, of McVeytown, died at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.
15, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1921, in Oliver Township,
he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Cora F. (Knepp) Spickler. He
married Helen M. Jones March 6, 1941. She survives at home, along with
five children: Mrs. Dyson (Linda) Fisher, Mrs. James (Brenda) Swigart
and Ronald 0. Spickler, all of McVeytown; Walter Sheldon Spickler,
Lewistown; and Mrs. James (Darlene) Wagner, Burnham. There are 24
grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One
brother, Ray N. Spickler of Lewistown, and three sisters, Lucretia Smith
of Florida, Stella Sunderland of Burnham and Shirley Bookwalter of Mount
Union, survive. He was preceded in death by a son, P. Keith Spickler in
1997, a brother, Roy R. Spickler, and a sister, Dorothy Spickler. Early
in life, he worked at the American Viscose Corporation and the Royale
Dairy Company, both of Lewistown. He retired from Pennsylvania Glass
Sand Co. in 1987. Mr. Spickler was a member of the McVeytown United
Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at
Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with the Rev. John
S. Walters officiating. Interment will be made in the Juniata Memorial
Park, Lewistown. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the
hour of the service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Red Cross, 21 S. Brown St., Lewistown, Pa.
17044 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd.,
Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. 

Roger Earl TRUAX 57, of 165 Thorton Dr., McConnellsburg, died at 1:45
p.m. Monday, Aug. 14,2000, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
Born March 17, 1943, in Harrisonville, Fulton County, he was the son of
Ivan and Rose (Clark) Truax of Needmore. In addition to his wife,
Patricia "Pat", " whom he married Aug. 19, 1967, he is survived by his
parents and two sons: Bradly R. Truax and Scott Truax, both of
McConnellsburg. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother: Lucille
Truax, Harrisonville; Diane Snook, Missouri, and Donald Truax,
McConnellsburg. Mr. Truax was a postal contract carrier and he worked
for Truax's Countryside Meats in McConnellsburg. He was a member of the
Cito United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg, and the Chambersburg
National Guard. A religious service will be held at the Cito United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, with Pastor Donald Bard
and Pastor Tex Dunbar officiating. Interment will be made in the
Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery, Needmore. Friends may call at the
Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisonville, this afternoon from 2 until 9
p.m., and also Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at
the church. 

Harold Scott MELLOTT, 81, a resident of Woodland Retirement Center,
Orbisonia, formerly of Knobsville, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.15,
2000, at the retirement center. Born Dec. 26, 1918, in Needmore, Fulton
County, he was the son of the late Scott and Sadie Y. (Truax) Mellott.
He was married to Mildred M. Stains July 23, 1949. Mrs. Mellott preceded
him in death Jan. 5, 1991. One sister and one brother survive: Ruth
Barnhart of McConnellsburg and William Mellott of Knobsville. Two
brothers are deceased. Mr. Mellott was of the Protestant faith. A
veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe. In his
early years, he had worked as a farm machinery mechanic. Later he
retired from Grove Manufacturing, Shady Grove, where he worked as a
welder. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at
the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Chris Elliott
officiating. Interment will be made in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Three
Springs, R.D. (Maddensville). Friends may call at the funeral home from
7 until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service on
Saturday. The Fulton Honor Guard will provide military honors at the
cemetery. 

Richard L. HOENSTINE, 72, of Bedford St., Claysburg, died Wednesday,
Aug. 16, 2000, at his home. Born June 10, 1928, in King, he was the son
of the late David R. and Nellie Grace (Hengst) Hoenstine. He married
Ruth Helen Burket Aug. 5, 1950, in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his
wife and two sons: David Elwood of East Freedom and Doak Edward of James
Creek. There are four grandsons and two step-grandsons. One brother, E.
Samuel Hoenstine of Melbourne, Fla., survives. Mr. Hoenstine was a
member of Christ Lutheran Church, Claysburg. He retired in 1990 from the
Claysburg-Kimmel School District, as a sixth grade elementary teacher
after 40 years of service. He was the head varsity basketball coach for
28 years and was an assistant baseball and football coach for more than
20 years. He was a 1946 graduate of Claysburg High School. He received a
bachelor's degree in physical education and biology from Lock Haven
State Teachers College and in 1955, he received a bachelor's degree in
elementary education from Penn State University. Mr. Hoenstine was a
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the Fifth
Calvary Regiment in Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of the Claysburg
American Legion and the Earnest-Dively Veterans of Foreign War Post in
Claysburg. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed baseball,
playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Christ Lutheran
Church, Claysburg, with the Rev. Andrew S. Fitch officiating. Interment
will be made in Alto Reste Park, Altoona. Friends will be received from
2 until 5 p.m. and from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at the Leslie Funeral
Home, Claysburg, and from 9 am. until the hour of the service at the
church. 

Joseph (Leroy) IMLER, 75, of Barn Street, Broad Top, died Thursday, Aug.
17, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital, after a courageous battle with
leukemia. Born July 30, 1925, in New Enterprise, he was the son of the
late Louis and Alice (Himes) Imler. He married Alta Eshelman, who
preceded him in death. He later married Eleanor (Black) Treece, who
survives. Four children survive: Susan McCormick of Texas, Barbara Deihl
of Florida, Jody lmler of Dillsburg and Jeffery Imier of New Enterprise.
A stepson, Allen Treece of Broad Top, also survives. There are seven
grandchildren. One sister, Lois Dodson of East Freedom, survives. One
brother, Ross Imler, preceded him in death. Mr. Imler attended the
Raystown Brethren Church. He was a life member of the Saxton VFW, the
Saxton American Legion and the Robertsdale Lions Club. He was a truck
driver for over 40 years, retiring from Lease Way Trucking. His hobbies
included camping, fishing and listening to country music. Mr. Imler was
a veteran of the U.S. Army. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug.
22, at 2 p.m., at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, with
Pastor Donald Simmons officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF
Cemetery, Broad Top, with full military honors. Friends may call at the
funeral home Monday, Aug. 21, from 7 until 9 P.M. Memorial contributions
may be sent to the Leukemia Foundation. 

Elwood C. STALEY, 83, a resident of the Shirley Home, Shirleysburg,
formerly of Taylor Apartments, Mount Union, died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 16, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born March
7, 1917, in Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late William Staley
and stepmother Verna (Thompson) Staley. He was united in marriage to
Rosie L. Moore Aug. 28, 1971. She preceded him in death April 11, 1994.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Chester Staley,
Virginia; Ruby Staley, Mount Union; Fred Staley, Shirley Home,
Shirleysburg; and a half-brother, William "Bill" Staley of Mount Union.
Mr. Staley was a former employee of Mount Union Borough, where he worked
for a number of years He was of the Protestant faith. The funeral
service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Robert D.
Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Christopher Heinlein
officiating. Interment will be made in the Newton Hamilton Memorial
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 12:30 p.m.
until the hour of the service. 

William R. CHAMP, 76, of 136 Atlanta Rd., Everett, died Thursday, Aug.
17, 2000, at 8:20 p.m., at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital, following an
extended illness. Born Oct. 15, 1923, in Kerens, W.Va., he was the son
of the late Albert and Stella (Johnson) Champ. He was united in marriage
to Alma S. Spahn April 15, 1950, in, Elkins, W.Va. Mrs. Champ survives
at home, along with two children: Charles R. Childers of Cummings, Ga.,
and Carmen L. Wilt of Emerald Isle, N.C. There are six grandchildren.
Two sisters survive: Josephine Champ and Margaret Biller, both of
Elkins, W.Va. Mr. Champ attended the Six Mile Run Church of God. He
served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of
the American Legion of Baltimore, Md., the Glen Burnie VFW. and the
Breezewood Lions Club. He retired after 25 years of service for the
state of Maryland as a food service manager. He enjoyed bowling, and was
an avid hunter and fisherman. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug.
21, at 11 a.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with
Pastor Alfred Chamberlain officiating. Interment will be made in the
Bedford Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 7
until 9 p.m. Sunday. 

Earl T. KNODE, 71, of Donation, Huntingdon, R.D. 2, died Saturday, Aug.
19, 2000, at 1:55 a.m., at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, from injuries
he sustained in a fire Aug. 12. Born Aug. 25, 1928, in Donation, he was
the son of the late Cloyd M. and Catherine S. (Wagner) Knode. He was
married to Margaret J. Jackson March 31, 1948, in Winchester, Va. Mrs.
Knode survives at home, along with three children: E. Tom Knode Jr.,
Donation; Mrs. Thomas (Catherine) Woods, Dillsburg; and Mrs. Sam (Dottie
Jane) Cramer, Donation. There are eight grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. One daughter, Candace, preceded him in death. The
following brothers and sisters also survive: Peg Babb, Titusville, Fla.;
Irene Young, Belleville; Mary Garner, Center Union; Ruth Stevens,
Titusville, Fla.; Phyllis McCracken, Huntingdon, R.D. 4. Mr. Knode was
of the Protestant faith. He was a member of the National Rifle
Association. From 1951 until his retirement in 1979, he was employed by
Bonney Forge. Since 1965, he owned and operated Knode's Gun Shop in
Donation. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1947-1948, in
Fairbanks, Alaska. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 1
p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev.
Jim Grove officiating. Interment will be made in the Donation Cemetery,
Huntingdon, R.D. 2. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m.
until the hour of the service on Tuesday. 

Barbara B. MONIHEN, 63, of R.D. 2, Box 68, Huntingdon, died Saturday,
Aug. 19, 2000, at 4:43 p.m., at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital,
Huntingdon. Born June 26, 1937, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the
late Raymond A. and Pearl (Dieter) Byers. She spent most of her early
years in Allenport. She married Donald L. Monihen Sept. 22, 1958 in
Winchester, Va. Mr. Monihen survives at home, along with four children:
Susan G. Monihen, Lewistown; Mrs. James (Kelly J.) Bair, Lewistown;
Kevin D. Monihen, Petersburg, R.D. 1; and Scott H. Monihen, Huntingdon,
R.D. 2. There are 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two
sisters, Phyllis 0. Livingston of Huntingdon, R.D. 4, and Constance B.
Bidgood of Loreto, Mexico, survive. One son, Keith R. Monihen, and a
brother, Max Byers, preceded her in death. A number of nieces and
nephews survive. Mrs. Monihen attended the Wesley Chapel United
Methodist Church. A 1955 graduate of Captain Jack High School, she
graduated from the Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing in
1958. She was employed as a registered nurse at J.C. Blair Memorial
Hospital in Huntingdon for many years and later at the Lewistown
Memorial Hospital. Most recently, she worked at the State Correctional
Institution Smithfield. She also volunteered for the Red Cross
bloodmobile. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7
p.m., at her home at Huntingdon, R.D. 2, Jacksons Corner, with Pastor
Shirley Russell and the Rev. Leslie R.F. Papp officiating. Private
interment service will be held at the Huntingdon Memorial Gardens,
Huntingdon, R.D. 1. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 810, Huntingdon, Pa.
16652. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Robert E.
Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon. 

Goldie M. GRACEY, 96, a resident of the Long Term Care Unit of the
Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, formerly of Waterfall,
died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Fulton County Medical
Center. Born March 7, 1904, in Wells Tannery, she was the daughter of
the late Hayes and Alice (Shaffer) Bivens. She was married to Herman S.
Gracey, who preceded her in death July 21, 1978. Surviving are two sons
and a daughter: Kenneth M. Gracey and Donald R. Gracey, both Of
Waterfall, and Alice Virginia Souder, Orrstown. There are 14
grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, two
step-great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. One sister,
Maude Earley of Wells Tannery, survives. One daughter, Frances B. Fix,
two brothers, two sisters and one grandchild are deceased. Mrs. Gracey
was a member of the Center United Methodist Church, Waterfall, R.D.
Early in her life, she was a teacher in one-room schools. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Center United
Methodist Church, Waterfall, R.D., with Pastor George Clippinger
officiating. Interment will be made in Center Cemetery. Friends may call
at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, from 7 until 9 p.m. this
evening and from 9 until 11 a.m. Tuesday. There will also be a viewing
at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Long Term Care Unit, Fulton County
Medical Center, 216 South First St., McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233. 

Ralph W. STALLMAN, 83, of Shade Gap, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18,
2000, at his home in Dublin Township. Born Jan. 22, 1917, in Tell
Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Ira and Anna
Belle (Varner) Stallman. He was married to Erma Kirk June 10, 1939. Mrs.
Staliman survives in Dublin Township. Surviving are a son and two
daughters: Fred R. Stallman, Colora, Md.; Carolyn S. Dixon, New York
City, N.Y.; Joan F. Goodwin, Denville, N.J. There are eight
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One sister, Dorthey Colyer
of the Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, survives. One brother,
Leroy Stallman, and a sister, Catherine Kirk, preceded him in death. Mr.
Staliman was a member of, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Shade Gap.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Shade Gap Lions
Club and was active as a water dowser in the Shade Gap area. He worked
as a heavy equipment operator and his last employment was with the
Fisher Tank Company of Delaware. He was a member of the Operating
Engineers Local No. 66, Pittsburgh. Between 1932-1935, he had worked as
a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Funeral services will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. Luke's United Methodist
Church, Shade Gap, with Pastor Virginia Eminhizer officiating. Interment
will be made in the Salem Cemetery, Blairs Mills, R.D. Friends may call
at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, from 7-9 p.m. Monday and
at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. 

Raymond W. RONK, 66, Huntingdon, formerly of Hesston, died Friday, Aug.
18, 2000, at Centre Community Hospital, State College. Born Sept. 21,
1933, in Hesston, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Elizabeth
(Gongloff) Ronk. He married Betty J. Neuder June 29, 1973. She survives
at home, along with two daughters and two sons: Tammy Sounett of Arizon,
Mrs. Tom (Apryl) Zeigler of Port Matilda, Terry Ronk, stationed in
Holland with the Air Force, and Timothy Ronk of Graterford. There are
three grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers also survive: Mrs.
Robert (Carol) Hinkle, Killeen, Texas; Mrs. Dale (Mildred) Wilson,
Coatesville; Clair Ronk and Wilbur Ronk, both of Hesston. Mr. Ronk was a
graduate of the Huntingdon High School. He had worked at the ice plant
in Huntingdon, for ground maintenance at Juniata College, as a laborer
for D. W. Miller, Inc., in Huntingdon, and he retired from H.L. Libby
Corporation in Huntingdon. From 1952 until 1955, he was a sergeant in
the Marines in Korea; served in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1956
until 1960, and in the Army Reserves from 1964 until 1987. Mr. Ronk was
a member of the VFW and American Legion posts in Huntingdon and the Band
Boosters of the Huntingdon Area High School. Funeral services and
visitation will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 150, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Koch Funeral Home,
State College. 

Alma R. RUPERT, 86, a resident of The Oaks at Westminster Woods,
Huntingdon, formerly of 814 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, died Sunday, Aug.
20, 2000, at 6:35 p.m., at Westminster Woods. She had been in failing
health for the past year. Born Sept. 12, 1913, in Broad Top City,
Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Elsie
(Thomas) Defibaugh. She was united in marriage to Thomas N. Rupert April
4, 1936, in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death March 19, 1985. One
daughter and two sons survive: Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Baker of
Huntingdon, Thomas N. Rupert Jr. of Fairfax, Va., and Ronald E. Rupert
of State College. There are six grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rupert was a member of the Stone Church of the
Brethren, Huntingdon. A 1931 graduate of the Broad Top High School, she
graduated from the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in
1935. She was employed as a registered nurse at J.C. Blair Memorial
Hospital for over 30 years. She was a member of the Nurses Alumni
Association at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Nursing School. She had been
a resident of Huntingdon County for 54 years and lived at her Mifflin
Street residence for 48 years. Mrs. Rupert enjoyed gardening,
cultivating roses and loved music and traveling. A funeral service will
be held at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Inc., Huntingdon, Thursday,
Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dale W. Dowdy and the Rev. Christie
L. Dowdy officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview Cemetery,
Huntingdon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday
and from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday. 

Sara A. SMITH, 80, of York, formerly of Huntingdon, died at 10:50 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at the Barbara J. Eagan Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center at Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village,
Shrewsbury. Born March 1, 1920, in Three Springs, she was a daughter of
the late Zwingle Joseph and Florence Mae (Latherow) Enyeart. She was
united in marriage to Glenn Edward Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters: Beverly A. McCleary of Hellam and Barbara
A. Moose of Red Lion, along with four grandchildren, ten
great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith retired
in 1985 after 22 1/2 years of employment with McCrory Distribution
Center in York. A 1938 graduate of Saltillo High School, she was a
member of the Valley View Christian and Missionary Church, Hellam. She
was also a member of the Half-Century Fellowship of Saint Matthew
Lutheran Church, York; McCrory Lady Retirees, Widows Support Group; AARP
Chapter No. 3400; and the 55+ Club at the Yorkshire United Methodist
Church, York. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7
p.m., at the Valley View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church,
Hellam, with the Rev. Donald Pullen, and her pastor the Rev. Edward
Wible, former pastor of Valley View Christian and Missionary Church,
Hellam, officiating. Interment will be private at the Bowman's Chapel
Cemetery, Smith Valley, Huntingdon County, at the convenience of the
family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley View Christian
and Missionary Alliance Church, 200 Alliance Ave., Hellam, Pa. 17406.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Etzweiler Funeral
Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, Pa. 17403. 

Richard C. TURBETT 79, of 1126 Mt..Vernon Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon,
formerly of Lemoyne, Cumberland County, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at
11:06 p.m. at Huntingdon Manor, Huntingdon, following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Huntingdon, he was the son of the late Steck
Elmer and Ethel Maude (Rupert) Turbett. Two sisters survive: Mrs. Ben
(Elizabeth Maude) Runk of McVeytown and Mrs. Ray (Helen T.) Coffman,
Huntingdon. Two brothers, William Turbett and Gerald Turbett, preceded
him in death. Mr. Turbett was of the Lutheran faith. He. was a member of
the Standing Stone Post No. 1754. VFW, Huntingdon; American Legion Post
No. 109, Mechanicsburg; and Loyal Order of the Moose, No. 223,
Huntingdon. Educated in the Huntingdon public schools and a 1938
graduate of Huntingdon High School, he was employed by the Time Warner
Book of the Month Club as a senior systems analyst until his retirement
in 1986. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Armv in Comipany
C, 70th Armored Infantry Battalion in the Aleutian Islands, attaining
the rank of corporal. Mr. Turbett had been a resident of Huntingdon
County since 1994 and had lived at his current residence since November
1994. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and woodworking. Graveside services
will be held at Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon, R.D. 1,
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m., with lay speaker Randall L. Coffman
officiating. Interment will follow. Graveside military honors will be
accorded. Friends may call at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.,
Huntingdon, from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Salvation
Army, 411 Washington St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Robert H. BLACK, 80, of 165 Jean Blvd., Lewisburg, died Monday, Aug. 21,
2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, where he had been
admitted earlier in the day. His death followed an extended illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Alexandria, he was the son of the late J. Lynn
and Edna M. (Myers) Black. He was married to the former Margaret E.
"Pat" Patterson. They would have observed their 57th wedding anniversary
Dec. 24. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Robert L. Black
of Selinsgrove, R.R. 2, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
One brother, Donald R. Black, and a half-brother, E.B. Oakman, preceded
him in death. Mr. Black was a 1938 graduate of the Alexandria High
School and attended Juniata College. He retired as vice president of
Citizens' Electric, Lewisburg, where he was employed for 25 years. He
had previously been employed by the late U.S. Congressman, Richard
Simpson, as a field representative. He had also been employed at the
John R. Wald Company in Huntingdon and as assistant cashier at the
former Union National Bank of Huntingdon, now UNitas Bank. Mr. Black
also served as the chairman of an Evangelical Community Hospital
fund-raising drive for one of its building expansion plans. He was
active in the Republican party politics, serving as committeeman for
Union County. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church,
Winfield, where he had served as trustee. He was also active in Masonic
orders, was a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge F&AM, in Huntingdon, where he
was secretary. Mr. Black also belonged to the Williamsport Consistory
and the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, and was a former member of the
Lewisburg Lions Club. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant
in the U.S. Army. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Thursday, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Winfield, with the
Rev. Thomas G. Cartwright officiating. A committal service will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Alexandria Cemetery. Friends may call at the
church from 10:30 until 11 a.m. Thursday. Following the service there
will be a gathering and luncheon in the fellowship hall of the church.
The Charity F&AM Lodge of Lewisburg will conduct a fraternal service at
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cronrath Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital,
c/o Jaffa Temple, P.O. Box 1984, Altoona, Pa. 16603; or the American
Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Gary H. Cronrath Funeral
Home, Inc., S. Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg. 

Anna L. HUNSINGER, 73, of HCR 61, Blairs Mills, died Monday, Aug. 21,
2000, at 2:12 p.m., at Carlisle Hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1927, in
Richvale, she was the daughter of the late Bruce W. and Eva J. (Book)
Burdge. She was united in marriage to Ralph F. Hunsinger June 24, 1950.
Mr. Hunsinger survives at home, along with a daughter and two sons:
Nancy L. Shellenberger, Marysville; Dennis A. Hunsinger, Shade Gap; and
Darryl A. Hunsinger, Orbisonia. There are sevcn grandchildren,,two
nieces and six nephews. One sister preceded her in death. Mr. Hunsinger
was a 1947 graduate of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Mt. Airy.
She retired from East Waterford Textiles in East Waterford. She was also
employed by the Rockhill Sewing Company, Rockhill Furnace; the former
Stanley Company, Chambersburg; and the former Penn Hall School,
Chambersburg. She was a member of the Upper Tuscarora Presbyterian
Church in Waterloo. She also belonged to the Pennsylvania Society for
the Advancement of the Deaf, York Association for the Deaf and Keystone
Senior Citizens Group, Lancaster. Mrs. Hunsinger enjoyed sewing and
reading. Funeral services will be held Thursday Aug. 24, at 1 p.m., at
the John L. Agett Funeral Home, Dry Run, with the Rev. Clyde Brown
officiating. Interment will be made in the Shade Valley Cemetery,
Richvale. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Thursday. 

Virgil P. LANTZ, 66, of R.R. 2, Box 9, Mount Union, died at 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his home. He died following a serious illness.
Born Dec. 4, 1934, in Allenport, Mount Union, he was the son of the late
Harry Leroy and Agnes Gladys (McGee) Lantz. He was united in marriage to
Ginger Miller Aug. 20, 1953. She survives at home, along with two
children: Texanne Susan Purdy of Huntingdon and Kurt Pomeroy Lew Lantz
of Mount Union, R.R. 2. There are five grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter. Two brothers, Lewis A. Lantz of Mount Union, R.R.
2, and Harry L. Lantz of Newton Hamilton, survive. He was preceded in
death by a granddaughter; a sister, Edith Kauffman; an infant sister,
Dixie Darlene Lantz; and a half-sister, Robin Elaine Branthafer. Mr.
Lantzwas a member of St. Catherine's Church in Mount Union. He was a
member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past Knight; VFW Post No.
5754, Mount Union, where he served on the board of directors; and also
the American Legion Post No. 107, Mount Union. A 1952 graduate of
Captain Jack High School in Mount Union, he served in the United States
Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot
in 1974, after 22 years of service as a computer operator. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Robert D.
Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Jeff Winstead
officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery, Mapleton.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 until 9 p.m. and 9
a.m. until the hour of the service Thursday. 

Oneita A. SMYERS, 91, of White Oak Manor, North Charleston, S.C.,
formerly of Mount Union and Reedsville, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
20, 2000, at the manor. Born May 29, 1909, in Mount Union, she was the
daughter of the late Walter and Virgie (Smith) Shope. She was first
married to George W. Heidler in 1925. He preceded her in death August
1941. She married Franklin C. Smyers in 1944 and he preceded her in
death in December 1989. One daughter, Bernice M. Fazenbaker of
Summerville, S.C., survives, along with four grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. One sister,
Patricia Kemmler of Mount Union, survives. Sisters Arlene Benkert and
Irene Hicks, brothers Banner Shope and Regis Shope, and infant siblings
Pauline Shope and William Shope, preceded her in death. Mrs. Smyers was
of the Baptist faith. She retired in 1973 from the Arrow Shirt Factory
in Lewistown, where she had worked from 1949 until 1973. She had also
worked at the L. Greif Brothers Manufacturing plant in Mount Union. She
was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and former
member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lewistown Chapter, and the
Women's 20th Century Club of Mount Union. Funeral services will be held
at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount
Union, with the Rev. David Ford officiating. Interment will be made in
the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday
morning from 10 am. until the hour of the service. 

Raymond V. CHERRY, 71, formerly of Tipton and Huntingdon, died Tuesday,
Aug. 22, 2000, at 3:45 p.m., at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. Born July 1,
1929, in Tipton, he was a son of George R. and Marie (Walters) Cherry.
He was twice married, first to Patricia Hummel Sept. 27, 1955, in
Altoona. She died March 30, 1974. He then married Virginia Kanagy, who
survives in Huntingdon. Also surviving is a son, Thomas S. of
Huntingdon, a daughter, Sandra D. of California, his mother of Tipton,
and three sisters: Janet M. Grove and Judith K. Heaton, both of Skelp;
Lee Ann Miller of Tipton, and a stepsister, Irene Irvin of Bangor. Mr.
Cherry was a member of the Tipton Baptist Church and formerly of the
First Baptist Church of Huntingdon. He was a member of the Spruce Creek
Rod and Gun Club, a charter member of the Keystone Rod and Gun Club,
Renovo, and a member of the Huntingdon Lions Club. He retired in 1991
from Lloyd's Home Building Center, Huntingdon, as manager, after 34
years of service. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed hunting and
fishing in Canada. Mr. Cherry was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean
Conflict, serving as seaman recruit. Funeral services will be held
Friday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone, with
Pastor Jack A. Park officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Memorial
Park. Friends will be received today at the funeral home from 7 until 9
p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Memorial
gifts may be made to the Huntingdon Lions Club,, c/o Robert Clarke, 606
Church St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Grace SMITH, 80, of Mapleton, RD 1, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22,
2000, at her home in Cass Township, Huntingdon County. Born July 27,
1920, in LaFollette, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Frank and
Mossi (Komer) Mozingo. She was married to Daniel Smith, who survives at
home. One daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Alison) Nicol of Fairless Hills
survives, along with five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two
nieces in California. One brother and four sisters preceded her in
death. Mrs. Smith was of the Protestant faith. She retired from Circle F
Electric Company, Trenton, N.J., after 19 years of service. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Martin R. Brown
Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor Daniel Smith, her nephew,
officiating. Interment will be made in the Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the hour of the
service on Friday. 

Helen B. Stailey, 90, of 7632 W. North Lane, Peoria, Ariz. formerly of
Mount Union and Defiance, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at
Sun Health Hospice in Peoria, Ariz. Born April 20, 1910, in Defiance,
she was the daughter of the late William H. and Margaret J. (McCabe)
Black. She was united in marriage to Thomas W. Stailey in 1933. He
preceded her in death. Two sons survive: Thomas Stailey of Peoria,
Ariz., and Jan Stailey of Manila, Philippines. There are ten
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Allen.
(Edith) Welch of Mount Union, survives. A daughter, Mary M. Kepner, and
two brothers, Andrew Black and Woodrow Black, preceded her in death. A
1927 graduate of Broad Top High School, she had been employed for a
number of years at Lion Manufacturing Company in Everett and was a
self-employed hairdresser. Mrs. Stailey was a member of the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church of Dudley. A funeral Mass will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Catherine's Roman Catholic Church, Mount
Union, with the Rev. Elwood Figurelle officiating. Interment will be
made in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery, Shirleysburg. Friends will be
received at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, Friday, Aug.
25, from 7 until 9 PM.

Joseph A. "Joe" BUTKOVIC Sr., 59, of North Cape May, N.J., died
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital, Cape May
Court House. Born in Philadelphia, he formerly lived in Huntingdon
County before moving to North Cape May five years ago. Surviving are his
wife of 28 years, the former Catherine Lonergan, two children, Joseph A.
Jr. of Erma, N.J., and Sissy Butkovic, at home. There are two
grandchildren. He was past deputy sheriff of Huntingdon County for five
years and was a member of the drug task force from 1990-1995. He was the
owner and operator of Joe's TV and Video Land of Huntingdon County and a
member of the Huntingdon Borough Council for two terms. He was also a
Philadelphia fireman for 13 years and chief director of security for Sea
Pointe Village, Wildwood Crest, for the past four years. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Evoy Funeral
Home, 3218 Bayshore Rd., North Cape May, N.J., where friends may call
after 9:30 a.m. Interment will be made in the Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold
Spring, N.J. 

Margaret Ann BOOKWALTER, 52, of P.O. Box 147, Vine St., Mapleton, died
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at 4:50 p.m., at her home. Born July 17, 1948,
in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Betty Jane
(Wagner) Beatty. She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Bookwalter July
29, 1973. Mr. Bookwalter survives at home, along with the following
children: E. Kevin Beatty, Winchester, Va.; Michael D. Beatty, Mapleton;
Brian K. Bookwalter, Mount Union; Sarah J. Davis, Crystal L. Erwin and
Dawn M. Bookwalter, all of Mapleton. There are seven grandchildren.
Several siblings also survive: Betty Louise Muckle, Mapleton; David W.
Beatty, Mount Union; Tona Skipper, Mapleton; Elvis P. Beatty,
Huntingdon; Evangelin Sheeler, Mapleton; Cindy Lou Beatty, Winchester,
Va.; and Harry E. Beatty, New York, N.Y. One brother, Roger Lee Beatty,
preceded her in death. Mrs. Bookwalter was employed by Owens Corning
Fiberglas in Huntingdon and later at the Bookwalter Sawmill in Mount
Union, but was primarily a homemaker. She enjoyed hunting, fishing,
camping and going to the races at Hesston Speedway. Funeral services
will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters
Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Edwin D. Seeley officiating.
Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery, Mapleton. Friends may call
at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the hour
of the service on Saturday. 

Viola June DRENNING, 64, of Madeline Dr., Harrisonville, died at 7:36
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at her home in Licking Creek Township,
Fulton County. Born June 30, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter
of the late Jessie and Leah (Lumpkin) Mathewson. She was married to
Clyde Drenning Dec. 15, 1957. Mr. Drenning survives at home, along with
four children: Dale Drenning, Berkley City, Mich.; Shirley Bollinger,
Dorene Walter and Linda Collett, all of Baltimore, Md. There are 11
grandchildren and one great-grandson. One sister and one brother
preceded her in death. Mrs. Drenning was a member of the Robertsdale
Church of God, Robertsdale and the Penn Wheelers Camping Club,
Chambersburg. She was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the M.R. Brown Funeral Home, Hustontown, with
Pastor Donald Simmons officiating. Interment will be made in the Center
Cemetery, Waterfall, R.D. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7
until 9 p.m. Friday, 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday, and
from noon Sunday until the hour of the service. 

Judith (Eaby) TOMLINSON, 60, formerly of Huntingdon, died at her Sun
City West, Ariz., home Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Born June 29, 1940, she
was the daughter of the late Charles and Bettie Eaby. She is survived by
her husband, James Tomlinson, four children and two step-children: Jason
Fulmer, Cleveland, Ohio; Charles and Tamara and Christopher Fulmer, all
of the Lancaster area; Beth Tomlinson and Susan Betsko of New
Cumberland. There are six grandchildren. Mrs. Tomlinson lived in
Huntingdon from 1980-1989. She served as secretary at the Huntingdon
Presbyterian Church for five years. A memorial service will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church. Interment
will be made in Huntingdon. 

Mary M. LEIGHTY, 86, of 138 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, formerly of Ft.
Myers, Fla., died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Woodland
Retirement Center, Orbisonia. Born Feb. 15, 1914, in Shade Valley, she
was the daughter of the late James and Eva (Cramer) Henry. She was
united in marriage to Grant J. Leighty March 27, 1934, in Hagerstown,
Md. Her husband survives, along with her sister, Pauline Cullen of Mount
Union. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Melvin
Clair Henry, Fred Henry and Gladys Brown. Mrs. Leighty was a graduate of
Mount Union High School Class of 1933. She was a homemaker and a member
of the Bricktown Seniors in Mount Union. She was also a member of the
First United Methodist Church of Ft. Myers, Fla. The funeral service
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Robert D. Heath
Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Delores Calhoun officiating.
Interment will be made in the Mount Union Cemetery. Friends may call at
the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Bricktown Senior Citizens Center, Mount Union, Pa.
17066. 

Robert T. MILLER, 80, of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown,
formerly of Ryde, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at William
Penn. Born Oct. 28, 1919, in Ryde, he was a son of the late Thomas C.
and Elva I. (Moist) Miller. His wife, Winifred (Moist) Miller, preceded
him in death Nov. 4, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Richard T. Miller of
Mattawana and D. Jay Moist, Ryde. There are four grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. Two brothers survive: Christopher K. Miller of
Toledo, Ore., and Ferman L. Miller, McAlisterville. He was preceded in
death by a grandson. Mr. Miller was a self-employed truck driver. A
veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of
the MeVeytown Lodge No. 376, F&AM. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St.,
McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will
be made in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Mattawana. The family will
receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home,
where Masonic services will be,conducted by the McVeytown Lodge No. 376,
F&AM. 

Martin S. HARTZLER, 79, of HCR 61, Mill Creek, died at 3:30 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the Altoona Hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1921, in
Belleville, R.R., he was the son of the late Urie D. and Mary E. "Mamie"
(King) Hartzler. His wife, Sadie E. Kauffman, whom he married May 11,
1947, survives. Also surviving are a foster son, Ronald Ritz of
Somerset, R.R. 4; a sister, Mrs. Glen (Alta) Hartzler, Belleville; and
foster sisters Mrs. Crist (Rhoda) Peachey, Reedsville, and Lorene
Kauffman, Spring Mills, R.R. He was preceded in death by two infant
sisters, Ada and a stillborn child, and two infant brothers. Mr.
Hartzler was a farmer and retired in 1967. He also worked as a
construction laborer for APM Allensville and was a taxi driver. He was a
member of the Allensville Mennonite Church and the Senior Men's Golden
Age Sunday School Class. He also taught Sunday School at Otelia
Mennonite Church, Mount Union, R.R., was a former member of the Big
Valley Men's Chorus, and served in CPS during World War II. Funeral
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Allensville Mennonite
Church, Allensville, with the Rev. Philip Barr and the Rev. Paul Bender
officiating. Interment will be made in the Allensville Mennonite
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Donald E. Baggus Funeral Home,
Belleville, from 7 until 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Allensville Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 35, Allensville, Pa.
17002. 

Mary E. HEATH, 70, of Oak St., Broad Top, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000,
in Todd Township, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Born March
3, 1930, in Mapleton, she was the daughter of the late William and
Myrtle Grace (Dell) Ross. Her father died on the same day, Aug. 24. She
was united in married to Edwin Heath June 4, 1948, in Cumberland, Md.
Mr. Heath survives at home, along with two children: Karen Heath of
Mechanicsburg and Janice Steele of McConnellsburg. There are three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Three siblings survive:
Evelyn Wetzel of Tennessee, and William Ross and Joseph Ross, both of
Mapleton. Mrs. Heath was an active member of the Broad Top Community
Center Association and was a member of the Broad Top Senior Citizens.
She worked at Quality Manufacturing in Saxton for 25 years. She enjoyed
sewing and cooking. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 28, at 10
a.m., at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top, with the Rev.
Lloyd Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF
Cemetery, Broad Top. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, Aug.
27, from 7 until 9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Broad
Top Community Center, RD. Box 84, Broad Top, Pa. 16621. 

William ROSS, 89, of Mapleton, died Aug. 24, 2000, at his home,
following an extended illness. Born Oct. 14, 1910, in Wood, he was the
son of the late Michael and Mary (Wineman) Ross. He was united in
marriage to Myrtle Grace Dell Oct. 13, 1929, in Cumberland, Md. She
preceded him in death in May 1987. Surviving are three children: Evelyn
Wetzel of Tennessee, William Ross of Mapleton and Joseph Ross of
Mapleton. One daughter, Mary Heath of Broad Top, died on the same day.
Aug. 24. There are four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren. Three siblings survive: Alberta Black of
Broad Top, Gwendolyn Rossman of Pittsburgh and Lawrence Ross of
Virginia. Two, sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Mr.
Ross attended the Valley View Evangelical Church and was a member of the
Mapleton American Legion. He was a barber for more than 60 years and
also worked as a farmer and coal miner. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy. Mr. Ross enjoyed carpentry and woodworking. Funeral services will
be held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at 2 p.m., at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral
Home, Broad Top, with Pastor Lloyd Zimmerman and Pastor Mel Brubaker
officiating. Interment will be made in the Fairview Cemetery, Three
Springs, R.D. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from noon
until, the hour,of the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to
the Home Nursing Agency, 900 Bryan St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

Anne Love SMITH, 74, of 42 Lower Country Club Road, Mount Union, died
unexpectedly at 8:13 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at the J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born July 10, 1926, in Orbisonia, she was
the daughter of the late Clair M. and Marjorie (Walls) Love. She married
Ray L. Smith June 6, 1944. Surviving are her husband, at their home; two
children: Patricia A. Pavlik and James R. Smith, both of Lower Country
Club Road, Mount Union; three grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Jean Lukens, Mount
Union, and Joan Renaldi, Reedsville. She was preceded in death by two
brothers, C. James Love and Frank B. Love. Mrs. Smith was a member of
the Presbyterian Church of Mount Union where she had taught Sunday
School at the elementary level. She was also active in the Presbyterian
Women's Association. She was a member of OES Chapter 280, Mount Union,
the Juniata Association for the Blind and a past member of the Lady's
Golf Association at the American Country Club, Mount Union. At one time
she was very active in the Lower Huntingdon County Hospital Auxiliary.
Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Mount Union High School and attended
Shippensburg State College. In her early years she was a telephone
operator and also worked at the defense plant in Carlisle during World
War II. She had worked in the office at the Hanover Canning Company, the
Mount Union Cable Company and as a receptionist at the Days Inn in
Huntingdon. She was an avid bridge player. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount
Union, with the Rev. Carol Barrett officiating. Interment will be made
in the Mount Union Cemetery, Friends may call at the funeral home from
7-9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday.
An Eastern Star memorial service will be held at the funeral home Sunday
at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions. may be made to Presbyterian Church,
c/o Judy Streightiff, 2512 Cold Springs Road, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652. 

June E. BENDER, 70, of HCR 1, Broad Top City, formerly of Morrisville,
died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.
Born June 4, 1930, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late
Elmer and Emma (Hughes) Locke. She was united in marriage to Anthony M.
Bender June 13, 1970, in the Morrisville United Methodist Church. He
survives at home. Two children, Julia (Mule) Edgerton of Reynoldsburg
and Rochelle (Breece) Snyder of Bedford, survive. There are two
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four
siblings: Eva Macrie of Everett, Darlene Rowe of Levittown, James Locke
of Masontown and George Locke of Summerfield, Fla. Two sisters and two
brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Bender attended the Beavertown
Bible Church and the Grace Independent Baptist Church, and was a sponsor
of the Christian Children's Fund. She was a waitress and owned a diner
on Route 1, in the Trenton, N.J., area. She enjoyed word search puzzles,
bingo and reading scripture. A memorial service will be held Friday,
Sept. 1, at 11 a.m., at the Beavertown Bible Church, Cassville, R.D.,
with Pastor James Thomas and Pastor Dan Goodwin officiating. Friends may
call at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Broad Top City, from 10 a.m.
until the hour of the service on Friday. Memorial contributions may be
made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Fay T. HARKER Sr., 83, formerly of Stone Creek Ridge and DeForrest
Apartments, Huntingdon, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at 8:40 a.m., at
Huntingdon Manor, where he had resided for the past four months. Born
Aug. 17, 1911, in Sylvan Hills, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and
Grace (Reed) Harker. He was united in marriage to Florence L. Johnston
Feb. 26, 1940, in Tyrone. Mrs. Harker survives in Huntingdon, along with
the following children: Ray E. Harker, Trona, Calif.; Fay T. Harker Jr.,
Ridgecrest, Calif.; Paul Richard Harker, Griffin, Ga.; Mrs. Gene (Helen)
Henry, Mill Creek; and David L. Harker, Alexandria, R.D. 1. There are 14
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One son, Terry, preceded him
in death. Also surviving are three sisters: Naomi Dixon, Orbisonia;
Martha Colton, Huntingdon, R.D. 2; and June Bickel, Dillsburg. Four
brothers, Herbert, Paul, Kenneth "Jim" and Virgil, and a sister, Hazel
Harker, preceded him in death. Mr. Harker attended the Calvary
Independent Baptist Church, Huntingdon, and was a life member of the
Wood Valley Wranglers Horse Club. He was a self-employed logger and
trucker in Huntingdon and surrounding counties. A veteran of World War
II, he served in the U.S. Army as a private with Company D of the 23rd
battalion, 7th regiment. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug.
30, at 11 a.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with
the Rev. Dr. Thomas C. Coleman and the Rev. Steve VonBokern officiating,
assisted by Jason R. Hay. Interment will be made in the Huntingdon
Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon, R.D. 1. Friends may call at the funeral
home after 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service
on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary
Independent Baptist Church, 300 Standing Stone Ave., Huntingdon, Pa.
16652. 

Hazel (McHenry) OSWALD, 74, of HC 1, Todd, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000,
at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital, Altoona. Born Aug. 3, 1926, in Cass
Township, Huntingdon County, she was a daughter of the late Harper and
Alverda (Grissinger) McHenry. She was united in marriage to Paul Oswald
Nov. 29,1947. Mr. Oswald preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1996. Three
children survive: Vickie K. Oswald, Kirby R Oswald and Perry W. Oswald,
all of Todd. There are two grandsons and four granddaughters. Two
sisters, Freda Carowick and Elsie Carowick, preceded her in death. Mrs.
Oswald attended the Trough Creek Valley Community Church, Todd, R.D. She
was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
30, at the Robert I. McClain Funeral Home, Cassville, with the Rev.
David Bailey and the Rev. Henry A. Theys officiating. Interment will be
made in the Cassville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home
from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service
on Wednesday. 

Mary Louise SMITH, 75, a resident of Huntingdon Manor Nursing Home,
formerly of Orbisonia, died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28,2000, at
Huntingdon Manor. Born June 21, 1925, in Cromwell Township, Huntingdon
County, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Jones) Colyer.
She was married to Edward F. Smith Nov. 21, 1941, in Rockhill Furnace.
Mr. Smith preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1992. A nephew, Howard Dennison
of Shirleysburg, R.D., who was reared in the home, survives. Also
surviving are six sisters and three brothers: Annabelle Lake, Shade Gap;
Grace Harshbarger, Bedford; Mabel Crotsley, Rockhill Furnace; Mrs. Jack
(Ruth) Myers, Orbisonia; Lillie Miller, Shade Gap; Maxine Mellott, Fort
Littleton; Kurt Colyer, Victor, N.Y.; Charles Colyer, Shade Gap and
William Colyer, Orbisonia. Three brothers, Russell, James and Clair, and
a sister, Jessie Price, preceded her in death. In her earlier years,
Mrs. Smith attended the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren, Shirleysburg,
R.D. She was primarily a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia,
with Pastor Belvy C. White officiating. Interment will be made in Monroe
Valley Cemetery, Three Springs, R.D. Friends may call at the funeral
home from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on
Wednesday. 

James W. CARBERRY, 77, of 1113 Six Mile Run Rd., Six Mile Run, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at 1:24 p.m., at his home. Born
Nov. 10, 1922, in Saxton, R.D., he was the son of the late Lewis and Ada
(Hart) Carberry. He was united in marriage to Thelma M. Musser Dec. 8,
1945, in Cumberland, Md. She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 1990.
Surviving are two stepsons, David Truax of Harrisburg, Bill Heaster of
Carlisle; a daughter, Jean Lowry of Schwensksville; and a son, James
Carberry of Bloserville. There are nine grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. He was of the Protestant faith. A veteran of World
War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1986 as a custodian
for Tussey Mountain High School where he worked for 20 years. He enjoyed
traveling and fishing. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 1, at
2 p.m., at the D. Ronald Long Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with the Rev.
Jesse Musser officiating. Interment will be made in the Duvall Cemetery,
Six Mile Run, with full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral
chapel Friday from noon until the time of the service on Friday. 

Joseph Lee GILL Sr., 55, of P. 0. Box 183, Mount Union, died Monday,
Aug. 28, 2000, in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County. His death was
unexpected. Born Sept. 19, 1944, in Smithfield Twp., Huntingdon, he was
the son of the late Harold P. Gill Sr. and Thelma A. (Hart) Gill, who
survives in Smithfield. His wife, the former Barbara A. Hughes of Mount
Union survives, along with two children: Joseph L. Gill Jr. of
Pittsburgh and Laura Lee Gill of Clarion. Two stepdaughters, Barbara
Beatty and Crystal Frick, both of Mount Union, survive. There are two
grandchildren. Also surviving are the following siblings: Geneva M.
Pratt, Vero Beach, Fla.; Robert C. Gill, Mill Creek; F. Norma Prough,
Hartsiog Valley; Harold P.Gill Jr., Huntingdon; Amelda R. Weaver,
Huntingdon; Edward T. Gill, Harrisburg; Donald E. Gill, Daytona Beach,
Fla.; Daniel P. Gill, Perry, S.C.; and Anna M. Gill, Huntingdon. One
brother, Eugene, preceded him in death. Mr. Gill was a member of the
Living Waters Faith Fellowship. He was a life member of the North
American Hunting Club and a member of the National Rifle Association. He
enjoyed fishing and hunting. Funeral services will be held Thursday,
Aug. 31, at 2 p.m., at the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon,
with Pastor Marvin V. Cole officiating. Interment will be made in the
Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Friends may call at the funeral home
from noon until the hour of the service on Thursday. 

Donald William HOFFMAN Sr., 57, of St. Augustine, Fla., died July 31,
2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Born in Huntingdon, he is survived by his wife, Karen H. Hoffman of St.
Augustine; his mother, Verneda H. Brown, Huntingdon; and two sons;
Donald W.Hoffman Jr., St. Augustine and Markel Hoffman, Palm Coast; Fla.
Three,sisters and one brother survive: Gloria Harkleroad, June Cassela
and Debbie Horton, all of Huntingdon, and Brian O'Donald, New Mexico.
There are three grandchildren. Mr. Hoffman was of the Methodist faith
and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Disabled American
Veterans. He had resided in St. Augustine since 1988 and was employed as
a security guard at Flagler College. Graveside military services were
held at St. Augustine Memorial Park. 

Beulah Appleby Walter KLINGER, 85, of 12 S. Market St., McVeytown, died
at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Nittany Valley Rehabilitation
Center, Pleasant Gap. Born April 28, 1915, in Shirleysburg, she was a
daughter of the late Earl and Olive B. (Traxler) Appleby. Her first
husband, Roy Walter, died in 1943. Her second husband, Arlanda N.
Klinger, died Aug. 10, 1995. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn
(Dorothy) Pollock and Danny N. Klinger, both of McVeytown, Roy A.
Walter, Huntingdon, Robert E. Walter, Mapleton RR, Charles E. Walter,
Saltillo, and Frederick J. Walter, Beavertown; a brother, Jack W.
Appleby, Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Early in life,
she worked at the American Viscose Corporation for 35 years, and then
for 10 years in the drapery department at Marlette Mobile Homes,
Lewistown. She was a Protestant by faith. She was a member of the
McVeytown Fireman's Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev.
Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial
Park, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing; however, family will
receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of services at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's
choice.

Leah Faye CARTWRIGHT, 92, of Orbisonia, died at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
29, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born Nov. 2,
1907, in Broad Top, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and
Sarah (Jones) Leabhart. She was married three times, first to Wilbur R.
Corbett, then to James A. Park and later to John A. Cartwright. All
husbands are deceased. One daughter, Patricia A. Parsons of Orbisonia
survives. There are eight grandchildren, three step- grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter surviving.
Two sons, Robert W. Corbett and Jerome Park are deceased, along with one
great-grandchild. One brother, John Leabhart of Broad Top, survives.
Three brothers and four sisters are deceased: Charles Leabhart, Robert
Leabhart, James Leabhart, Florence Thomas, Greta Leabhart, Nellie
Neville and Susan Stinson. Mrs. Cartwright attended the New Life
Fellowship Church, Mount Union. For 15 years, she had worked for Masonic
Homes, Elizabethtown. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 1, at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, with Pastor
Dayton Sines officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery,
Broad Top. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m.
Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Fellowship Church of
God, Mount Union, Pa. 17066. 

Ethan Robert HETRICK, infant son of Travis R. Hetrick and Susan M. Eaken
of 28 W. 31st. St., Huntingdon, died shortly after birth Saturday, Aug.
26, 2000, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Surviving along
with his parents are his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather,
Melissa and Anthony Winbush of Altoona, and maternal grandfather and
step- grandmother, Donald Sr. and Kathy Eaken, Mill Creek. His
great-grandparents are Wayne and Diane Hinkle of Hesston and Mrs. Calvin
(Betty) Eaken Sr., Huntingdon, R.D. 4. His paternal grandparents were
the late William and Barbara Hetrick. Private funeral services were held
at the convenience of the family. Interment was made at the Grazierville
Cemetery, Tyrone, R.D. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of
the Robert E. Peters Funeral Home, Huntingdon. 

Martin STREHARSKY Jr., 77, formerly of Robertsdale, died Aug 30, 2000,
in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter Theresa
Norman, son Martin Streharsky; sisters Anne Brajer, Eva Clippinger and
Elizabeth Irwin; and brothers John, Steve, Robert and Michael
Streharsky. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at
the Dunn- Quilley-Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 3333 Kent Rd., Stow,
Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour
of the service on Friday. 

Edward B. "Red" McDOWELL, 87, of 1501 Scott St., Huntingdon, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at 5:50 p.m., at J. C. Blair
Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born April 15, 1913, in Clymer, Indiana
County, he was the son of the late Asa and Estel McDowell. He was united
in marriage to Flora Bellmore May 29, 1941, in Arlington, Va. She
preceded him in death Aug. 13, 1973. Also surviving are a son and a
daughter: John A. McDowell of Malvern and Cathy S. Barefoot of State
College. There are two grandchildren. His fiancee, Elaine Eichensehr,
survives. One sister, Louise Coulsin of Las Vegas, Nev., survives, along
with a half-sister, Bette (McDowell) Brenan of Clinton, Ohio. One
brother, James McDowell, preceded him in death. Mr. McDowell was of the
Protestant faith. A 1931 graduate of Clymer High School, he graduated
from Indiana State Teachers College, now Indiana University of
Pennsylvania, in 1938. During World War II, he served in the United
States Army Air Corps as a captain. He began his teaching and coaching
career at Curwensville High School, where he worked from 1939-1941.
After armed forces duty, he returned to teaching and coaching at Saxton
Liberty High School between 1946- 1959. He retired after 25 years from
Huntingdon Area High School in 1975, as head baseball coach from
1952-1955 and from 1957-1965, and assistant football and basketball
coach. He served briefly on the Juniata College football staff and also
worked at UNitas Bank of Huntingdon for ten years as a courier. Mr.
McDowell was a member of the Standing Stone Post No. 1754, VFW,
Huntingdon. He had lived in Huntingdon County since 1950 and at his
current residence since 1978. His personal achievements included
selection to the All-Time Indiana State Football First Team and
induction into the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame in June 1999.
He enjoyed golfing, fishing and dancing. A funeral service will be held
Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m., at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Inc.,
417, Washington St., Huntingdon, with the Rev. John C. Dean officiating.
Interment will be made in Huntingdon Memorial Gardens, Huntingdon R.D.
1. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening after 6:30 p.m. and
from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingdon Area High
School District field house project, P.O. Box 819, Huntingdon, Pa.
16652; or to the American Cancer Society, R.D.1, Box 33-D. Huntingdon.
Pa. 16652. 

David P. MELSON, 46, of rural Huntingdon died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at
home, due to an extended illness from juvenile diabetes. Born Aug. 25,
1954, in Altoona, he was a son of George A. and F. Elizabeth Good Melson
of State College. He was a 1973 graduate of State College Area High
School and he graduated in Blairsville with an associate's degree in
accounting. He enjoyed swimming, hunting and fishing. In addition to his
parents, he is survived by two sisters, Barbara Melson Jones in
California and Mary Oatts of Denver; and a brother, Jared G. of
Havertown. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Good
Funeral Home Inc. at Alto Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona. The funeral will
be at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Alto Reste
Park Cemetery, rural Altoona. Memorial contributions may be made to
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 302, 827 Grove St., Howard, Pa.
16841. 

Carol Ann ANGELUCCI, 51, of Mapleton Depot, R.D. 1, died Thursday,
August 31, 2000, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Her
death was unexpected. She was born May 6, 1949, in Huntingdon, the
daughter of the late John Groh Jr. and Anne (MacDonald) Groh, who
survives at her home in Elverson. She married Donald J. Angelucci Sept.
1, 1972 in West Chester. She is survived by her husband, two children:
Marisa A. Angelucci of Huntingdon and Dominic J. Angelucci of
Philadelphia, and a grandson. She is also survived by a brother, David
Groh of Elverson and four sisters: Cathy Ladika of Honeybrook, Linda
Haag of Campbelltown, Laurie Duncan of Coatesville and Sherri Seachrist
of Holtwood. Mrs. Angelucci was of the Protestant faith. She was a 1967
graduate of Marple Newtown High School and enjoyed reading, music,
science fiction shows and spending time with friends and family. Funeral
services will be held Monday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., at the Robert D. Heath
Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastor David Groh officiating. Friends
may call at the funeral home Monday, from 6 p.m. until the time of the
funeral. 

Viola Margaret "Peggy" (Wagner) McDONALD of 1420 Washington Street,
Huntingdon, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at 4:45 p.m. at her home. Her
death was sudden and unexpected. She was the daughter of the late John
S. and Blanche (Hall) Wagner. She wed Edgar H. "Jeff" McDonald March 19,
1942 in Winchester, Va. Her husband preceded her in death July 4, 1986.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Sonja E.) Rogers of
Huntingdon. Also surviving are three sisters: Mrs. John (Ester M.)
Peters of Huntingdon, Mrs. Willis (Jean) Brungard of Mapleton and Carole
Brumbugh of Huntingdon and one brother: Donald Wagner of Huntingdon. A
brother, John Wagner, preceded her in death. Mrs. Wagner Was a member of
the First Regular Baptist Church of Huntingdon, where she served on
numerous committees and assisted with many volunteer projects. She was
also active in the church's Women's Circle. She was also a member of the
Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon; and a life member
of the Auxiliary of the Huntingdon Hook and Ladder Fire Company. She
retired from Reliable Cleaners after 25 years of service and was a
lifetime resident of Huntingdon having established her home on
Washington Street in 1957. She enjoyed cooking, reading and spending
time in her flower garden. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept..
3, at 2 p.m., at the Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Ridge Road and Juniata
Avenue, Smithfield Township, with the Rev. David D. Oldham officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Interment will be made at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.
Memorial. contribution can be made to the First Regular Baptist Church,
Sixth and Mifflin streets, Huntingdon. Pa.. 16652. 

Jeannette M. (Hunter) SKOPIC, 81, of Mount Union, R.D. 1, formeriy of
McClure, R. D. 1, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2000, at
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 26, 1919, in Reedsville,
she was the daughter of the late Fred and Kathryn (Civitts) Baker. She
was first united in marriage to Joseph E. Hunter, who preceded her in
death Dec. 13, 1980. She then married Stephen Skopic Jan. 18, 1986. Mr.
Skopic survives at home, along with the following children: Joseph A.
Hunter, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Walters, Mrs. Philip (Betty) Greca, Mrs.
Gordon (Shirley) Shawver and Ronald R. Hunter, all of McClure. Three
stepchildren survive: Timothy Skopic, Dallas; Ellis Skopic, Orbisonia;
and Albert Skopic, York. There are 21 grandchildren, five
step-grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild,
and one great-great-grandchild. The following siblings also survive:
Betty Houser, Milroy; Fred Baker, Atkinson Mills; Frank Baker,
Washington; Ellen Miller, Atkinson Mills; and Robert Baker, McClure. She
was preceded in death by a brother, John Baker, a sister, Helen
Allenbaugh; a daughter, Mary Long; a son. Edward Hunter; and a grandson,
Lawrence E. Shawver, who died July 30, 1984. Mrs. Skopic was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Sugar Run Church of the Brethren,
Mount Union, and the Women's Fellowship of the church. Funeral services
will be held Sunday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m., at the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral
Home, Inc., 108 First Ave., Burnham, with the Rev. James H. Hullihen
officiating. Interment will be made in the Wagner Cemetery. Friends may
call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Saturday. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Huntingdon, or to the
American Cancer Society, Huntingdon. The family will provide all the
flowers. 

Nathan J. PEIGHT, 23, of 46 El Ray Street, Allensville, died Thursday,
August 31, at 7:47 p.m., at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center,
Hershey. He was born September 20, 1976 in Lewistown, the son of Jesse
and Malinda (Peachey) Peight, who survive at their Allensville home. He
was united in marriage to Christina Brubaker June 3, 2000. He is
survived by four sisters and two brothers at their parents home: Loretta
J. Peight, Wilma G. Peight, Janice M. Peight, Benita J. Peight, Lester
Peight and Ervin Peight. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents.
Mr. Peight was a member of the Rock Haven Church of God in Christ
Mennonite, Belleville. He owned and operated Peight's Trucking, a log
hauling firm. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September
4, at the Rock Haven Church of God in Christ Mennonite, with ministers
Amos Peachey and Sylvan Yoder officiating. Friends may visit at the
church Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Interment will be at Rock Haven Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to Rock Haven Church of God in. Christ
Mennonite, 146 Peachey Road, Belleville, Pa., 17004. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Donald E. Baggus Funeral
Home, 3813 W. Main Street, Belleville Pa., 17004. 

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