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.
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.
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.
Gertrude M. Kolnoski
Gertrude M. Kolnoski, 80, of 220 Lehman Avenue, Fayetteville, died, Thursday, Oct. 23 in Shippensburg Health Care Center.
Born March 22, 1923 in Johnsonburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Stella Kasper Kanski. Her husband, Edwin L. Kolnoski died in Feb. 18, 1999. Her first husband, Joseph Plawischak also preceded her in death on May 21, 1960.
She was a 1941 graduate of the former Johnsonburg High School in Johnsonburg, Pa.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Chambersburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Earnest of Chambersburg and Kathleen Beaston of Fayetteville, Pa.; two brothers, Bernard Kanski and James Kanski, both of Johnsonburg; four grandchildren and two grandchildren.
Aside from her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. with Rev. James R. O’Brien officiating. Interment will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery, Chambersburg.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening from Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg.
A Rosary Service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday evening in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of Central Pennsylvania, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17112-1208.
Carl A. Brindle
Carl A. Brindle, 83, of 2070 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, died, Thursday, Oct. 23 at his home.
Born July 6, 1920 in Shippensburg, he was the son of the late William Floyd and Beula Mae Bitner Brindle. He married, Helen Rebok Brindle on Aug. 30, 1941 in Shippensburg.
He was a 1939 graduate of the Shippensburg High School. He went on to graduate from Carlisle Commercial College, majoring in Accounting. He pursued advances courses in Accounting and related subjects at Penn State University, the University of Virginia and the University of Toledo.
Mr. Brindle was employed by the US Army Major Items Data Agency, last at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring March 27, 1975 after approximately 30 years of service. While serving at Ft. Lee, Va., he was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the second highest citation which can be awarded to a civilian in peace time. Mr. Brindle had received numerous outstanding performance awards while serving at Letterkenny and MIDA. He was also selected as a nominee for the 1968 Federal Council Civil Service Executive of the year while at Letterkenny.
He served in the US Army during World War II and Korea.
Mr. Brindle was a member of Middle Spring Presbyterian Church in Middle Spring, Pa.
He was a member of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315 F&AM, Scottish Rite Club, both of Shippensburg, the Harrisburg Consistory and Zembo Temple, both of Harrisburg, Franklin County Shrine Club of Waynesboro, B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 600, National Association of Retired Federal Employees No. 1063 and AARP Chapter 2840, all of Chambersburg and National AARP. He was a former member of Oscar M. Hykes American Legion No. 223 of Shippensburg and the Chambersburg Kiwanis Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William A. Brindle of Chambersburg; a daughter, Janice B. Rearick of Greencastle; a sister, Helen Sterett of New Cumberland; four grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Grace P. Franklin Brindle.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. James Richwine and Rev. Dr. William H. Harter officiating. Interment will be in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening in the funeral home.
Members of Cumberland Valley Lodge No. 315 F&AM will conduct a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, 135 Middle Spring Road, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257; or The Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, 221 North Main Street, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201; or Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital, c/o Zembo Temple, 2801 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
Leona Bell Hassler
Leona Bell Hassler, 87, of Menno-Haven, Chambersburg, formerly of 2293 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 15 at her residence.
Born Aug. 23, 1916 in Kauffman Station, Pa., she was the daughter of John D. and Susan M. Elliott Snyder. She was married to Thurman F. Hassler, who died on May 16, 2002.
Mrs. Hassler was a seamstress at the former Tracey Fashions, Chambersburg. She had been employed for over 20 years there before retiring in 1982.
She was a member of Open Door Church, Chambersburg, where she was one of the founding members. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling and hunting for Indian artifacts with her metal detector.
Surviving are two sons, Thurman D. Hassler of Ft. Loudon and Benjamin I. Hassler of Greencastle; a daughter, Bonny L. Poe of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Menno-Haven, Walden Unit, 2075 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
Donald D. "Donnie" Wise
November 13, 1957 - July 12, 2008
Donald D. "Donnie" Wise, 50, of 1010 Willowbrook Drive Chambersburg, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12 while returning from vacationing with his family and friends in Ocean City, MD. Born on November 13, 1957 in Chambersburg, he was the only son of the late Robert M. Wise and Barbara J. Staley Wise of Chambersburg.
Donnie was employed as a driver for D.M. Evans in Chambersburg for 25 years. He was a member of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post 1599, Burt J. Asper American Legion Post 46, and the Central PA Triumph Club. A Harley Davidson enthusiast, it was clear that Donnie loved life. He enjoyed going camping, racing, spending time with his friends and family, especially his daughter, Haley.
Aside from his mother, Donnie is survived by his wife, Jane E. Brown Wise, whom he married July 23, 2005; his daughter, Haley B. Wise; his son, Forrest Needy, all of Chambersburg; two sisters, Sandy K. Jacobs of Hagerstown and Tracey A. Wise of Chambersburg. He will also be greatly missed by his cousin, Tracey Fox.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, July 17, 2008 in the chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg. The Rev. Paul B. Baker will officiate. Interment will follow in Norland Cemetery. Friends are welcome at the funeral home from 5-8 PM on Wednesday and from 10:30 - 11:30 AM on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haley B. Wise Trust Fund, c/o 1st National Bank of Greencastle, PO Box 8 Greencastle, PA 17225.
William T. "Bill" Balke
February 9, 1948 - June 8, 2008
William T. "Bill" Balke, 60, of Chambersburg, died on Sunday, June 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, his mother, Charlotte, both of Chambersburg; 1 brother, James and 2 stepsons, Matthew and Mark, all of Illinois. His memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, June 12 in the chapel of the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, with visitation from 12-1 PM. Rev. John J. Dromazos will officiate.