Fickes, Bernice L.
Bernice L. Fickes, 73, of 529 Coldspring Road, Fayetteville, died unexpectedly at 2:35 a.m. Sunday November 5, 2006 in Chambersburg Hospital. Born November 23, 1932 in Fairview, PA, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Marie Hartman Whitmore. Bernice had at one time been employed at the former Stanley Company in Chambersburg and later by Lutheran Social Services. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed music and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Fickes, Jr., whom she married March 4, 1950, two daughters, Deborah R. Reasner and husband Doug of Chambersburg, and Wanda J. Fickes at home, two grandchildren, Kiley R. Reasner of Shippensburg and Travis R. Reasner of Huntington, WV, and a great-granddaughter, Elliana R. Reasner, also of Huntingdon. Bernice is also survived by two brothers, Robert Whitmore and wife Mabel of Idaho, and William Whitmore and wife Helen of Chambersburg, as well as three sisters, Patsy Provard and husband Lloyd and Sally Bakner, all of Waynesboro, and Martha Wireman of Chambersburg.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. George S. Mouer, Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.
Cramer, The Rev. George Jr.
Rev. George Cramer, Jr., 92, of 2075 Scotland Avenue, Apt. 139, Chambersburg, died at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2006 in Menno Haven. Born August 20, 1914 in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George Sr. and Anna Weir Cramer. A graduate of the former Philadelphia School of The Bible, he went on to attend seminary in Philadelphia. He and his wife worked together to help establish Camp Bethel, a children’s camp, in Wise, VA, and then established Feasterville Baptist Church in Feasterville, PA where Rev. Cramer served as the church’s first pastor for 16 years. The Cramer’s became involved with Independent Church Missions, assisting others in forming new churches in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania. Rev. Cramer then pastored for 10 years at St. Paul’s Evangelical Bible Church in Camden, NJ, relocating the church to Pennsauken, NJ during his tenure. He served for 8 ½ years as the American Director of the RAMABAI MUKTI MISSION in New Jersey. Upon retiring, Rev. and Mrs. Cramer relocated to Hammonton, NJ where they worked as volunteers for 12 years with Camp HA-LU-WA-SA, completing their work in ministry in a children’s camp similar to that which they had helped found early in their lives. The Cramer’s retired to Chambersburg in 1990. Upon moving to Chambersburg, they joined the Chambersburg Bible Church.
Rev. Cramer is survived by his beloved wife, Thelma F. Thorpe Cramer, with whom he celebrated 71 years of marriage on September 18th, a daughter, Virginia Wilcox and husband Kenneth of Hillsdale, OK, two sons, Raymond Cramer and wife Nancy of Langhorne, PA, and David Cramer and wife Donna of Augusta, MI, 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by two sisters, Naomi Hober of Chambersburg and Anna Kennedy of Warminster, PA. Rev. Cramer was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie R. Caldwell on October 17, 1999.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Glenn Kantner will officiate. Interment will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. There will be no public viewing, however, friends will be received following the interment in the Chambersburg Bible Church, 810 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Bethel Ministries, PO Box 390, Wise, VA 24293-0390, The American Council of the RAMABAI MUKIT MISSION, PO Box 4912, Clinton, NJ 08809-0912, Christar (formerly International Missions) PO Box 14866, Reading, PA 19612, 4866, or to Camp HA-LU-WA-SA, 377 Ehrke Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Martin, Isabelle Jane
Isabelle Jane Martin, age 80, of 200 North Main Street, Chambersburg, passed away peacefully at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2006 in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chambersburg where she had resided for the past six weeks. Born February 19, 1926 in Cumberland County, PA, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Emma L. Hockenberry Dever. Isabelle retired from Chambersburg Hospital, where she had been employed in the housekeeping department for 25 years. She was of the Protestant Faith, attended church earlier in her life, and knew her Savior. Isabelle had enjoyed spending time in downtown Chambersburg years ago and would frequently visit with her friends in the many retail stores located there at that time. She especially liked to spend time at her daughter’s home where she enjoyed special times with her family.
Orphaned at age 12, Isabelle was the last of her immediate family, preceded in death by 10 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her only child, daughter Janice M. Stevens and husband Robert, whom she thought of as a son, of Chambersburg, a grandson, Mark E. Spangler, his wife Rhonda Spangler, and their daughter Kayla Groff, all of Chambersburg, a granddaughter, Melissa S. Doss, her husband Kevin, and their children, Emily, Sadie, Zachery, and Noah, all of Mechanicsburg, PA, and two step-granddaughters, Kelly Stevens and Krystal Broy, both of Florida.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in The Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Lester F. Stine will officiate. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
McGehee, C. Wallace
C. Wallace McGehee, Jr., 84, of 4568 Newman Road Fayetteville, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born on August 5, 1922 in Burnt Cabins, PA, he was a son of the late Edna Robinson McGehee and C. Wallace McGehee Sr. He was married to the late Marion Michaels McGehee, who died September 9, 1997.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Wallace served with the 86th Division in the European and Asiatic Pacific Theatres in France, Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Philippines. Wallace retired in 1984 from H.C. Gabler Trucking Inc. with 37 years of service. He and his wife co-owned and operated the former McGehee’s Grocery on Scotland Avenue. He attended St. Luke Lutheran Church in Chambersburg, and was a member of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (wife of Gil) Miller and Sherry (wife of Jon) Jones, all of Scotland, PA; one grandson, Matthew J. (and wife, Laura) Jones, and great granddaughter, Ella Marilyn Jones, all of Shippensburg; sister Edwinna Rotz of Quincy, PA, and brother Edwin McGehee of Lancaster, PA. He was preceded in death by one sister, Miriam Bitner, and great granddaughter, Marilyn Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Beth R. Lupolt will officiate. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery, where members of VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church Building Fund, 2695 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Appenzellar, Jean M.
Jean M. Appenzellar, 81, of Pougkkeepsie, New York died Sunday November 5, 2006 in Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck, N.Y. Born October 25, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late W.R. and Anna Buchanan Appenzellar. She was a Professor of Physical Education at Vassar College in Pougkkeepsie.
Jean is survived by a sister, Margaret Appenzellar of Brooklyn, N.Y., and several cousins.
A graveside service, under the direction of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10 in the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. William H. Harter will officiate.
Mock, Isabel Virginia
Isabel Virginia Mock, 84, formerly of 5400 Lincoln Way East, Faytetteville, died on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, Chambersburg. Born on September 23, 1922 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Virginia Henry Hunsecker. She was the widow of Charles Edward Mock, U.S. Navy Retired, who died on May 17. 1976.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon A. (wife of Stephen M.) Edgar; one son, Charles E. (husband of Donna) Mock; two grandchildren, Stephen M. Edgar II, all of Chambersburg, and Laura E. (wife of Brett) Raifsnider of Fayetteville; two great grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Pearl Hunsecker; two brothers, Harold and Roy Hunsecker; one sister Doris Frey; and an infant sister, Helen M. Hunsecker.
Isabel was a 1940 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1944. A World War II veteran, she served with the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1945-50, obtaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Stationed in Hawaii, Midway Island and Patuxent River, MD, she earned the WW II Victory Medal for the Asiatic Pacific American Theatre. During her nursing career she was the head nurse of the maternity ward at Waynesboro Hospital, and later retired as a nursing supervisor from Menno Haven, Chambersburg. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, and she was involved with Girls Scouts, PTA, and Chambersburg AARP.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The Rev. Earl E. Mills will officiate. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive; or to Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab, 201 Franklin Farm Lane, both of Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Marshall, Ronald Louis
Ronald Louis Marshall, 58, of 1907 Ashley Drive, Chambersburg, died at 11:03 PM Friday November 10, 2006 in Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 9, 1948 in Everett, PA, he was a son of Ella Frances Norman Marshall of Chambersburg and the late Harvey Franklin Marshall. Ronald was a 1966 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Ronald was employed as a Telephone Technician with several phone companies.
He was a member of John Wesley A.M.E. Church, the Landis McCleaf Detachment Marine Corps League, Hume-McNeal-Byers AMVETS Post 224, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW, Laurel Lodge # 133 I.B.P.O.E. of W, and Veterans of Vietnam War Post 41, all in Chambersburg, as well as the American Legion Post in York, PA.
He is survived by his wife, Alinda Jean Lee Marshall, whom he married April 4, 1989, four children, Shanna C. Marshall of San Bernardino, CA, Marquay D. Lee of Harrisburg, Dontrell L. Hill of Chambersburg, and Khea S. Gumbs and husband Kurt of Manteca, CA, eight grandchildren, a brother, Steven E. Marshall and wife Jillena of Chambersburg, a sister, Jeanne K. Marshall of Charlotte, NC, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine F. Marshall and a brother, Ernest F. Marshall.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Van Scott and Rev. James Johnson will officiate. Interment with military honors by members of the Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW Honor Guard will follow in Lebanon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to John Wesley A.M.E. Church, 155 West Catherine Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Rock, Brenda J.
Our Lord led Brenda J. Rock, of 1015 Woodland Parkway, State Line PA, to heaven on November 14, 2006. She was born on January 2, 1940 in Cumberland, MD. Verses II Cor. 5: 1-10 and I Thes.13-18 state her well-being.
Brenda was an active member of Berean Bible Fellowship in Greencastle. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Sam Rock of State Line PA, her four daughters, Tracy Burger of Greencastle, PA, Kristi Lisech of Stafford, VA, Sarah Rock of Chambersburg, PA and Elizabeth Rock of State Line, PA; her four grandchildren Andrew, Daniel, Anna, and Nathan Lisech; four brothers, Richard Bennett of West End, NC, Kenneth Bennett of Hagerstown MD, Ormus Bennett of Union Bridge MD, and A. Rick Bennett of Leesburg, VA; and five sisters, Wanda Seymour of Merriot Island, FL, Rheda Reese of Boonsboro, MD, Phyllis Sturtz, Verona Marconi, and Deola Forcino, all of Hagerstown, MD. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Vernon and Viola Bennett of Hagerstown MD, and her brother Dean Bennett also of Hagerstown, MD.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006 in Berean Bible Fellowship, 15811 S. Young Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225. Pastor Bruce Dick will officiate. Interment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg. . Family and friends are invited to a meal and time of fellowship at the church, directly following the interment. The family will receive friends at the church from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Berean Bible Fellowship at the above address. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.
Burkholder, David H.
David H. Burkholder, 86, of Chambersburg, died Tuesday November 14, 2006 in Chambersburg Hospital. Born April 4, 1920 in Mt. Rock, Pa., he was a son of the late Abram and Carrie Hostetter Burkholder. Mr. and Mrs. Burkholder were self-employed farmers for 32 years and retired from their Scotland, Pa. farm in 1973. In addition to farming, Mr. Burkholder had also worked as a school bus driver. Following his retirement from farming, he was employed as a truck driver for several years with David H. Martin Excavating. He was a member of the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren and had at one time served as an usher. David enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Leota Pugh Burkholder, whom he married April 5, 1941; two daughters, Janet M. Musser and husband Mervin, and Wilma J. LaRose and husband Glenn; as well as a son, Donald D. Burkholder and wife Donna, all of Chambersburg. Also surviving are five granddaughters, one grandson, six great-granddaughters, four great-grandsons, and a brother, Noah A. Burkholder and wife Bertha of Chambersburg. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Samuel Burkholder; two sisters, Rhoda Keefer and Rachel Grove, and a granddaughter, Michelle Andrews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2006 in the Church of the Brethren, 260 South Fourth Street, Chambersburg. The Rev. Manny Diaz and Rev. Darlene Stouffer will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday in Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, and one hour prior to the service Friday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren at the address listed above.
Friend, Elsie E.
Elsie E. Friend, 87, resident of Penn Hall, Chambersburg, and formerly of Elizabeth, Pa., died on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in the Chambersburg Hospital. Born on January 1, 1919 in Fauquier County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Linden Dorsey Kemper Cook and Mertie Dinkel Cook. She was the widow of John Timothy Friend, whom she married on June 16, 1937 in Bridgewater, VA. John died on June 10, 1997.
A graduate of Bridgewater (Virginia) High School, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, Pa.
She is survived by two sons, J. Preston Friend of Chambersburg, and Robert L. Friend, of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren, Preston R. Graham of Middletown, R.I., Suzanne Graham Slingluff of Fairfax, Va., Eric P. Friend, of Douglassville, Pa., and Jennifer Friend Winning, of Philadelphia; two brothers, Russell A. Cook of Newport News, Va., and Alvin C. Cook of Englewood, Ohio; and six great grandchildren, Harrison and Dana Graham, Carolyn and Thomas Slingluff, Alexandra L. Friend, and Maria Giovanna Winning. Aside from her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, D. Carol Graham; four brothers and three sisters.
A memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 20 in Penn Hall Chapel, 1425 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg. Chaplain Robert Keener will officiate. Private interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 411 3rd St., Elizabeth, PA 15037, or the American Heart Association, 225 East King St. Chambersburg, PA 17201. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.
Gsell, Herbert R.
Herbert R. Gsell, 82, of 486 Perry Road, Fayetteville, died on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 in his home. Born on March 23, 1924 in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Russell W. and Hazel M. Noll Gsell.
A 1942 graduate of the former Chambersburg High School, Herbert served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was the former owner/operator of Gsell Vending Inc. and Gsell’s Whitetail Refuge, both in Fayetteville. He was a member of Mt. Union U.M. Church; George Washington Lodge 143 F&AM, Chambersburg, and Zembo Temple, Harrisburg; a life member of Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46 and Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, and former member of BPO Elks Lodge 600, all of Chambersburg.
He is survived by his second wife, Margaret Clark Dayton Gsell; one son, Bradley L. Gsell; his companion, Marcy Seiders, of Fayetteville; three sisters, Marie Thomas of Fayetteville, Jane Gsell of Greensburg, Pa., and Doris (Mrs. Frank) Myers, of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Jamison Gsell, on March 25, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. Aden K. Diller will officiate. Entombment will follow in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9 to10 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Nye, Steven E.
Steven E. Nye, 23, of 417 Greenwood Avenue, Mont Alto, died, Sunday, Aug. 3 at SR 997south of Mont Alto, Pa., Quincy Township, Pa. at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Born June 3, 1980 in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Chester E. Nye of Waynesboro and Patricia Kauffman Carmack of Chambersburg.
He had attended the Waynesboro Area Senior High School.
He was currently employed at Kelly Roofing in Chambersburg for over the past two years. Prior to working at Kelly Roofing, he had been employed by Dependable Roofing in Chambersburg.
He had attended First Assembly of God in Greencastle.
He was an avid video game player and enjoyed fishing. He was also active in helping the local band “3 Mile Scream”.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Jasmine Renee Nye of Waynesboro; a half-sister, Nikki Carmack of Chambersburg; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Patty Weyandt Nyeof Mont Alto; maternal grandmother, Nellie Kauffman of Greencastle and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dennis C. Sproull and Rev. Nicholas S. Pino officiating. Interment will be in Prices Church Cemetery, Waynesboro.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday evening and hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to A trust for his daughter, c/o Glenn and Patty Nye, 417 Greenwood Avenue, Mont Alto, Pa. 17237.