Rosaura Andrea Aleman
Rosaura Andrea Aleman, 79, of Harrisburg, died Friday, October 31, 2003 at Harrisburg Hospital.
She was a professional seamstress, a member of the Penbrook United Church of Christ, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed painting and sewing.
Surviving are her husband Tomas M., one son Tomas his wife Marlene of Shiremanstown, one daughter Rose her husband Tony Basko of St. Louis, MO, one sister Teresa Fleites of NJ and six grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11:00 A. M. Tuesday, November 4th at her church, with Rev. Dr. Robert S. Stoudt, officiating. Viewing will be Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer's Disease, South Central PA Chapter, 2001 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.
Patricia A. Barnes
Patricia A. Barnes, 53, of School House Lane in Susquehanna Township, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at her home. Mrs. Barnes was a Registered Nurse, was involved in culinary arts and was self employed. She was a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband Dr. Scott G. Barnes, her mother Annie Bay Webb of Delta, two sons Christopher B. Barnes, Albuquerque, NM, and Andrew S. Barnes of Harrisburg, two sisters Susanne Parlett of Airville, and Carol Smith of Boyertown.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Friday, August 8th at her church. Visitation will be from 10:00 A. M. Friday until time of service. Interment will follow in Shoop's Cemetery.
Donations to Colonial Park United Methodist Church at 430 Colonial Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17109 would be appreciated.
Pauline W. Wright,
82, died Friday, May 3, 2002 at Homeland Center of Harrisburg. She was formerly of Susquehanna Township.
Mrs. Wright was retired after 38 years of service to P.S.E.A., as an administrative assistant in the bookkeeping department.
Pauline was a member of the Colonial Park United Church of Christ and its Friendship Club. She was also a member of the Garden Club of Harrisburg and the Ridgeview Garden Club.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Boyer Witmer formerly of Pillow.
Mrs. Wright was the widow of Emerson (Red) O. Wright of Susquehanna Township.
She is survived by a brother, John H. Witmer of Millersburg; five sisters, Kathryn Romberger of Pillow, Esther Zerbe of York, Emma Wolfe of Herndon, Mary Kolva of Tower City, and Naomi Stahl of Dillsburg. Also surviving are ten Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2002, 11:00 A.M. at the Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street in Susquehanna Township.
Burial will be at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Harrisburg. There will be a viewing Tuesday from 10 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church: Colonial Park United Church of Christ, 5000 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
William Donald Baum,
76 of Harrisburg, died Thursday, August 15, 2002.
He retired from the New Cumberland Army Depot, was a graduate of the John Harris High School, where he played football, was an avid outdoorsman and gardener.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys S., two sons Jeffrey W., William J., two daughters Susan L. Cover, Cathy A. Orwan all of Harrisburg, and nine grandchildren.
Service will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations can be made to: American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.
Ira U. Beck
Apr. 4, 1919 - Nov. 20, 2004
Ira U. Beck, 85, of Harrisburg, died Saturday at Villa Teresa Nursing Home. He retired from Jackson Manufacturing Company; was a World War II Army Veteran; a member of the Progress Immanuel Presbyterian Church; Susquehanna Township Golden Agers; American Legion Post 1001; and a life member of the Progress Fire Company. Surviving are one son, Robert of Owings Mills, MD; three daughters, Linda, Michelle and Mary Murphy, all of Harrisburg; four brothers, Albert, Archie, James, all of Reynoldsville, and Paul of Punxsutawney; one sister, Annie Koons of Campbelltown; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his companion, Eva Poleshuk. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy and a daughter, Dorothy Haines. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at his church. Rev. William J. Murphey will be officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church's building fund, 3640 Ash Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109.
John "Whitey" Behney
John "Whitey" Behney, 67, of Harrisburg, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at his home.
He was a retired maintenance worker for Hershey Creamery.
Survivors include several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 7:00 P. M. Thursday, April 29, 2004 at Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 165 N. 67th Street, Harrisburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 4811 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109.
Gloria Cole Beidel
Gloria Cole Beidel of Susquehanna Township died at her home, 3903 Locust Lane on Saturday evening, February 28, 2004. She was a member of Twenty-Ninth Street United Methodist Church. Gloria is the recent widow of Robert R. Beidel. No immediate family survives. Martha Jane Clayton, a niece of Lancaster resided with her at the time of death. Members of her husband's family do survive. There will be no viewing and services will be private. Interment will in Shoop's Cemetery Garden of Rest on Locust Lane. Memorial donations may be made to her church at 750 S. Twenty Ninth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1606.
Harriet L. Bittner
Apr. 9, 1921 - Mar. 28, 2004
Harriet Louise (Havner) Bittner, 82, of Camp Hill, passed away on Sunday at Bethany Village. She was born April 9, 1921 in her family home at Fairchance, PA. She worked for the Milk Control Board for 7 years and the Rail Road Retirement Board for 32 years. Was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America and the Hershey Region Antique Auto Club. Surviving are her husband Frederick of 40 years; two step-daughters Carol M. Lambert of Mt Joy and her husband William, Kim Casselberry of Lewisberry and her husband Jack, Jr.; three grandchildren William D. Lambert, Mindy S. Goodyear, Michelle Geib; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by two sisters, Kay Nicalo, Jean Christopher and brother Ray Havner. Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11 am at the Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. There will be a visitation from 10 am to 11 am at the funeral home. Officiating will be Rev. Walter Hafer. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Memorial Donation can be made to: Bethany Village, Care Assurance Endowment Fund, 325 Wesley Drive Court, Mechanicsburg, 17055 or to Christ Lutheran Church, 124 South 13th Street, Harrisburg, 17104.
Thelma E. Buser
Sept. 16, 1917 - May 19, 2004
Thelma E. Buser, 86, of West Shore Health and Rehab, died Wednesday. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Steelton; she devoted her life to her family. She loved arts and crafts. She was the widow of the late Harry E. Buser, Sr. She is predeceased by her son Barry L. Buser. Surviving are one son Harry E., Jr. of CA; three daughters, Karen Sue Klinger of Steelton, Debra J. Lloyd-Lee of FL; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 am at Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. Rev. Walter Hafer will be officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 2001 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, 17102 or to your favorite charity.
Margaret H. Campbell
Margaret H. Campbell, died Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Messiah Village, Mechancisburg. Born October 12, 1914 in Pomona, California, she moved to Pennsylvania with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hanawalt, in 1935. She was a graduate of Kern County Junior College and Gettysburg College and a member of Chi Omega. She is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, J. Duncan Campbell; two sons, James D. of Camp Hill and John W. of High point, NC; five grandchildren and one great grandson. Also surviving are two brothers, George Hanawalt of Alamogordo, NM, Winthrop Hanawalt of El Paso, Texas; three sisters, Eleanor Lamont of Victoria, B.C., Lois Gill of Honolulu, HI and Barbara Conners, of Baltimore, MD; as well as many nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 am at Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. Rev Richard Gordon will be officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:30 am to 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Oct. 15, 1908 - Mar. 1, 2003
Frank Carire, 94, of Grantville, died Saturday, March 1st at his home.
Mr. Carire was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Rail Road and a member of Saint Mark's United Methodist Church in Harrisburg.
He was the widower of Mary L. Carire, and is survived by two daughters Julia A. Stocker, and Patricia C. Travitz both of Grantville. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Thursday, March 6th at the funeral home. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Lower Paxton Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurses Association Hospice, 3315 Derry St., Harrisburg 17011.
Mildred M. Carpenter
June 2, 1916 - Apr. 3, 2003
Mildred M. Carpenter, 86, formerly of Susquehanna Township died Thursday, April 3rd at the HCR Manor Care Health Services in Lower Paxton.
She was a retired employee of the Public School Employees Retirement System and a member of the Progress Church of God in Susquehanna Township.
Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband Curtis L. Carpenter and a daughter June Heim. Surviving is her brother Lester D. Folk and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A. M. Monday, April 7th at the funeral home with visitation from 10:00 A. M. to time of service. Interment will be in Shoop's Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 2600 Eastern Blvd., Suite 209, York, PA 17402, or Progress Church of God, 3424 Old Orchard Rd., Harrisburg 17109.
Dorothy E. Cassell
July 25, 1919 - March 16, 2003
Dorothy E. Cassell, 83, of Susquehanna Township died Sunday, March 16th at the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Lower Allen Township.
She was the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Harry E. and Violet Schaeffer and was the widow of Harry C. Cassell. She was owner and operator of Cassell's Catering, a former Director of Food Services at Dauphin Vocational School and was retired from the Community General Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of Grace Church United Methodist of Penbrook.
She was preceded in death by a sister Mildren Lightcap and is survived by three daughters Shirley M. Gruver of Dauphin, Judith A. Barbush of Mechanicsburg and Nancy E. Rasnic of Orlando, FL, four sons Harry A. Cassell of Gaithersburg, MD, Charles E. Cassell of Marysville, Robert C. Cassell of Baltimore, MD, and Barry L. Cassell of Carlisle. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11:00 A. M. Wednesday at her church, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 A. M. at the church. Interment will be at the East Harrisburg Cemetery in Penbrook.
Donations to the Grace Church United Methodist Memorial Fund, 28th and Walnut Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17103.
Andrew George Ciortan
Andrew George Ciortan, 87, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. He was a retired accountant from the Carlisle War College, a member of the Melrose Garden Grace Brethren Church, AARP, a long time former member of the Main Street Church of God, Steelton and a graduate of the Harrisburg School of the Bible. Surviving are one son, George A. of Palmyra; two daughters, Georgiann E. of West Reading, Patricia Ann Wilkinson of Hummelstown; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., at the Hetrick Funeral Home, 3125 Walnut Street, Harrisburg. Rev. Alan Echard will be officiating. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Baldwin Cemetery, Steelton.
Benjamin Lee Collins
Benjamin Lee Collins, 83, of Harrisburg, died Saturday, September 20, 2003 at his home.
He was a retired machine operator for TRW, a member of the TRW Pioneers and was a World War II Army Veteran.
Surviving are his wife Betty L., three sons Lonnie of Bainbridge, Terry of Harrisburg, Jeffrey of East Stroudsburg, two brothers Ray and Cleo, two sisters Uncis and Lillian, all of Greenville, SC, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A. M. Wednesday, September 24th at the funeral home with Reverend C. Alvin Cott, pastor of Progress Church of God, officiating. There will be a viewing from 10:00 A. M. until time of service. Interment with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pennsylvania.