Sarah Zook Dicks
WARREN — Sarah Zook Dicks, 86, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died on Monday, May 8, 2006, at the Beverly Healthcare, Warren.
Mrs. Dicks was born June 16, 1919, in Burnham, the daughter of the late Rudolph G. and Sara M. (Sumers) Zook.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Carol) Hamilton, Russell; a step son, Richard B. Dicks, Lititz; two grandchildren; and five great-granchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Alma G. Burns.
She was a 1937 graduate of the Yeagertown High School, and attended the Harrisburg Area Community College up to the age of seventy-six.
She had been employed at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, retiring in 1982, and was a member of the Mechanicsburg Trinity Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School. Mrs. Dicks loved writing, current events, reading, and learning. She served as Parliamentarian of the Toast Mistresses International, and past President of Mechanicsburg Womens Club, and was active with NARFE. After high school she played semi-professional women’s baketball.
A memorial service will be held at the North Warren Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Monday, May 15.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Program at North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 S. State St., N. Warren, PA 16365.
The Peterson - Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E. Warren, PA 16365, is in charge of arrangements.
Delphine L. Knarr
LEWISTOWN — Delphine L. Knarr, 74, of 100 Hillside Trailer Park, Lot 7, Lewistown, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2006, at the Lewistown Hospital.
Born Jan. 8, 1932, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. Druckemiller and Ruth (Brannon) Druckemiller Harper. She is survived by her husband, Harlan E. Knarr, whom she married July 12, 1950.
Also surviving are children Michael E. Knarr, of Harrisburg, Diana L. Whiteford and husband Calvin, of Yeagertown, Mark A. Knarr and wife Kathy, of Lewistown; brothers and sisters Gary M. Druckemiller of Florida, Bonnie L. Faber of Harrisburg, Connie Weaver of Lewistown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker.
She was Lutheran by faith.
She was a member of the City Hook and Ladder Women’s Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m., at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas B. Morningstar officiating. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.
Brian D. Einhaus Sr.
BETHEL PARK — Brian D. Einhaus Sr., 38, of Bethel Park, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006.
He was the beloved husband of Sherry (Scheffel) Einhaus; loving father of Brian Jr.; son of Douglas Einhaus, of Westport, Ind. and Candace Gallant Shipp, of Rossville, Ga.; brother of Trish Einhaus Phillips, of Ringgold, Ga., and Marc Einhaus, of Batesville, Ind.; maternal grandson of Lillian Gallant, of Batesville, Ind.; and son-in-law of Ezra and Peggy Scheffel.
Brian was the general manager of AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the College of Mt. St. Joseph, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his master’s in Human Resources at the University of Phoenix.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction Beinhauers. Friends are welcome at 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, McMurray, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Additional services and interment are under the direction of Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, Ind.
The family suggests that donations be made to The Education Fund of Brian Einhaus Jr., in care of Fidelity Bank, 728 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228, (make checks payable to Sherry Einhaus) or the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Anna M. Snyder
MILLERSTOWN, — Anna M. Snyder, 76, of RR 2 Millerstown (Seven Stars), died at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Harrisburg Hospital.
Born on Feb. 9, 1930, in Delaware Twp., Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Nellie M. (Swartz) Sellers. Her husband of nearly 58 years, Donald W. Snyder, whom she married on Feb. 22, 1948, preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2005.
She is survived by her children Lois Erney and husband, David, R.D. Millerstown, Lonnie Snyder and wife Darlene, Leslie Snyder and wife, Malia, all of RR 2, McAlisterville, Stephen Snyder and wife Connie, Mifflintown, Eunice Amey and husband Gary, McAlisterville, Joan Asper and husband Duane, Enola, Brenda Hill, Newport, Bonnie Sheaffer and husband Steven, Richfield; 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.
She is the last of her immediate family having been preceded in death by two brothers, John W. Sellers, Edgar A. Sellers, and one sister, Ruth E. (Sellers) Meiser.
She was a member of Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR 4, Mifflintown, where she had taught Sunday school and had been attending the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker, who enjoyed eating out with her family and was an avid collector of both, dolls and teapots.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2006, from Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, RR 4 Mifflintown, with the Rev. Aaron M. McCarty and Rev. M. Eugene Heidler officiating. Interment will follow in the Maze Cemetery, RR 1 Thompsontown.
There will be no public viewing; however, friends may call from 10 a.m., until the time of service, Monday, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Snyder’s memory to Evangelic Faith Missions, P.O. Box 609, Bedford, IN 47421 or to the Richfield Evangelical Methodist Church, 13247 Rt. 35, Richfield, PA 17086.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville.
Rollin C. Price Jr.
WILLIAMSPORT — Rollin C. Price Jr., of 758 Cemetery Road, Muncy, died suddenly at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Williamsport Hospital.
Born Feb. 18, 1938, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Rollin C. and Berneice (Lepley) Price Sr.
Surviving is his wife Mollie A. (Gutshall) Price, whom he married Nov. 2, 1957; his daughters, Stacey Hocker and husband Robert, Montoursville, Shelly Campo and husband Bruce, Green Lane, Cheryl Sherman and husband James, Glenside and Susan Becker and husband John, Lake Forest, Ill. Also surviving are sisters, Gwen Siegrist, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Peggy Cook, Eastport, Maine; nine grandchildren, Sarah, Lyndsay, Ryan, Brian, Brendan, Tomas, Marissa, Alexandra and Danielle and two step-grandchildren, Anne and Rachel, and his brother-in-law, Fred Gutshall and wife Betty, Harrisburg.
He was a 1954 graduate of Lower Merion High School and a 1960 graduate of Lycoming College. He was a member of New Covenant United Church of Christ, Williamsport, where he served on various committees.
Rollin was a self-employed insurance broker, with many years devoted to servicing his AFLAC customers.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
He loved camping in his RV, driving his sports car and was very involved with his children’s and grandchidren’s activities.
His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Thomas Dunkle and Rev. Bruce Druckenmiller officiating.
Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to John B. Amos Cancer Center, 1831 Fifth Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31904, Attn: Collette Greer, or to New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Grace E. Hepner
RICHFIELD — Grace E. Hepner, 81, died Tuesday, May 9, at Zendt Home, Richfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2006, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, RR 2 McAlisterville. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, Friday, at the church.
Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 16 Westfall St., McAlisterville, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Ruth (Stewart) Spicher
BELLEVILLE — Ruth (Stewart) Spicher, 82, of 313 King Lane, Belleville, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at her home.
Born Sept. 23, 1923, in West Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late J. Harry and Esther (Bell) Stewart.
Her husband Glenn S. “Spike” Spicher Sr., whom she married Nov. 12, 1976, preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2004.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Y. Bigelow on July 23, 1988.
She is survived by the following step-children: N. Jane Fox, of East Hampton, Conn.; Gloria J. Zook and husband Mark, of Belleville; Carol S. Waggy and husband Norman of Goshen, Ind.; Glenn S. Spicher Jr. and wife Linda of Elmira, N.Y. and Galen J. Spicher and wife Mary Beth, of Goshen, Ind. She is also survived by several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and by a number of nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate family, being preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Porter, Margaret Schucker, Louise Hoffer and a brother, T. Campbell Stewart.
She retired as a receptionist for Sperry New Holland with 32 years of service. Formerly she was employed by the J.C. Blair Co.
She was a graduate of Petersburg Vocational High School and had attended Lewistown School of Nursing and graduated from the Huntingdon Secretarial school.
She was a member of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church in Belleville and the Women’s Gathering at the church. She also served on several committees at the church.
She was a member of the Belleville Civic Club, an honorary lifetime member of the Belleville Fire Co., member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the fire company and she served 11 years on the Big Valley Ambulance Club. She was a volunteer at Valley View Haven and the American Red Cross and a member of the “Thank God I’m Retired” Club.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Valley View Haven Chapel, with the Rev. Samuel G. Strohm officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the chapel.
Interment will be in Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville.
Memorials may be made to West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 East Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 West Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Ivie F. Manbeck
ALTOONA — Ivie F. Manbeck, 83, of RD 1, Box 669 A, Altoona, died at 2:26 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2006, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Anna E. (Mitchell) Fultz. Her husband, whom she married in February of 1942, preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1980.
Surviving are her children, Frances E. Kupsky, of Altoona, Joan Lacue and husband John, of East Freedom, John R. Manbeck, of Dixon, Wyo., and Roger J. Manbeck and wife LaRae, of Saratoga, Wyo.; sisters, Josephine Newman, of Lewistown, June Fultz, of Lewistown, and Joyce Hostetler, of Milroy; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Fultz and Charles Fultz and by four sisters, Winifred Allison, Elsie Knepp, Isabelle Lykens and Gertrude Peters.
She was a homemaker.
She attended Salem Lutheran Church in Riggles Gap and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Allensville.
She had a kind and giving spirit and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2006, at Baggus Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Rosalie N. Smith officiating.
Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.
Arrangements are under the care of Baggus Funeral Home, 3813 West Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Emory A. ‘Jack’ Somers Jr.
LEWISTOWN — Emory A. “Jack” Somers Jr., 76, of Chestnut Street, Lewistown, died at 4 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, at his home.
Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Emory A. and Emily A. (Lloyd) Somers Sr.
Surviving is a sister, Faye Kauffman and husband Paul, Lewistown; twin brothers, Ronald Summers and wife Shirley, Mifflin, Donald Summers and wife Rinhilde, New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews, and the son he never had, Robert Canfield, Selinsgrove.
He was preceded in death by two siblings in 2006, Shirley Arnold in Mifflin and J. Evan Somers in New Jersey.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was retired.
He was raised in the Brethren Church, and was a member of the VFW Post 7011 and American Legion Post 90, both of Lewistown.
He loved children and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown, with his nephew, Pastor Harold Summers, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery.
Family will provide all flowers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Carter Preston Reed
MARTINSBURG — Carter Preston Reed, infant son of Scott A. and Dawn M. (Butterfield) Reed, of Martinsburg, was stillborn at 4:27 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters; Dylan, Taylor, Noah, and Madison, all at home; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Susan (Spickler) Reed, McVeytown.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Patricia Dempsey.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Jerry Lee Miller officiating. Interment will be in Spring Run Cemetery, McVeytown.
Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.