DEBRA K. WRIGHT
Debra K. Wright, 70, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, at her home in Newport.
She was born Jan. 7, 1952, to the late Shirley Aucker Delancey and John T. Delancey Sr. of New Bloomfield.
She was owner of the former Wright’s Riverview Crafts and tax collector for Howe Twp. for many years. She and her husband hosted a few exchange students over the years from Denmark, Finland and Germany. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, traveling and especially spending time with friends and family.
She was the widow of Robert K. Wright.
In addition to her father, surviving are two brothers, John T. Delancey Jr. (Donna) and David Delancey (Sharon), both of Millerstown; a sister, Winifred Campbell of Newport; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
A service will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, in Highland Presbyterian Church, Newport, with a viewing from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 with the Rev. Nancy McClure officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.
David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newport Fire Company.
PATRICIA A. SIEGFRIED
Patricia Ann Siegfried, 70, of Landisburg passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at home.
She was born Jan. 31, 1952, in Harrisburg to the late Lewis M.P. Glossop and J. Dorothy Clark.
In 1985, she and her husband opened PDS Entertainment in Loysville. They moved across the street to the former Griener’s Grocery Store in 1986, where they established PDS Grocery which is still in operation today. She was a former owner of Red Rock Restaurant, which they purchased and operated from 1989 until 1996. As a former member of Lebanon United Church of Christ, Loysville, she helped establish and was a long-standing member of Grace Evangelical Christian Church at Dromgold, and was an auxiliary member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose love and kindness was felt throughout her family and her community. She enjoyed bowling, swimming, game nights with her grandchildren, lunch out after church and preparing meals for anyone in need. She often was at her store where she always had a story to share and was proud to share her love of Jesus. She was a friend to all and a special “Aunt Pat” to many nieces and nephews.
Surviving are her husband, Dudley L. Siegfried, whom she married Dec. 3, 1977, in Trinity United Church of Christ, Landisburg; two daughters, Tina Lowe (Gary) Paulus of Elliottsburg and Valerie (Randy) Wolf of Loysville; a son, Darreck (Myranda) Siegfried of Loysville; former exchange student, Christian Von Schudnat of Germany; three sisters, Judith (Ronald) Dillman of Loysville, Margaret (Dennis) Zettlemoyer of New Bloomfield and Sandra (Timothy) Broadwater of Loysville; nine grandchildren, Macaulay and Mackayla Paulus, Ethan, Myla and Owen Siegfried, Brooklynn, Austynn, Cheyenne and Dallas Wolf.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Fortini, Susan Wright and Karen Myers; and two brothers, Morgan Glossop and Roger Cornman.
A service was held Feb. 12 in Grace Evangelical Christian Church. Burial was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Christian Church, 12 Dromgold Drive, Shermans Dale 17090.
DOROTHY V. FRIESE
Dorothy Virginia “Dort” Friese, 84, of Marysville passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at home.
She was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Rye Twp. to Clayton N. and Bessie E. (Hoffman) Radabaugh.
She retired as a customer service representative from AMP, Inc., Harrisburg; was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Marysville; and a professional background singer for several local artists during the 1950s, performing on the radio and onstage.
Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, Donald E. Friese; a son, Stephen E., his wife, Karen, of Harrisburg; a daughter, Dawn E., wife of Carl Knisely, of Millerstown; a son-in-law, Scott Fultz of Mechanicsburg, eight grandchildren, whom she cherished and adored, Clay Friese, his wife, Patricia, Allison Friese, her companion, Tyler Minnich, Tanner Barrick, Jordon Knisely, Tessa Knisely, Bennet Knisely, McClain Fultz and Mia Fultz; two great-granddaughters, Olivia Minnich and Giuliana Friese; four sisters, Mary Sloop, Sandy Pfautz, Violet Sweger and Deborah Radabaugh; a brother, Chubb Radabaugh; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori L. Fultz; a brother, Clayton N. “Bud” Radabaugh; and three sisters, Geraldine Palm, Arlene Shearer and Sara Myers.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, in Glenvale Church of God, 1970 New Valley Road, Marysville, with pastor Larry Hale officiating. Visitation is 3 p.m. until the service.
Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity.
SANDRA S. MCCLURE
Sandra S. “Sandy” McClure, 86, formerly of Old Port, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at Greenwood Village, formerly Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.
She was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Millerstown to David G. and Marian (Pines) Shade.
She was the widow of James L. “Jim” McClure, who died Dec. 5, 2012, and to whom she was married more than 55 years.
Surviving are three daughters, Melanie M. Berrier and husband, Scott, of Port Royal, Mylene M. Zimmerman Yoder and husband, Brad, of Allensville, and Marian M. Mark and husband, Richard, of Port Royal; two grandchildren, Jared G. Berrier and wife, Brittany, and Jillian E. Mark and companion, Darin Love; two great-grandchildren, Lennox A. Berrier and Wynsloe V. Berrier; and a sister, Shirley Weibley of Millerstown.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqueline Magill, and a son-in-law, Edward A. “Eddie” Zimmerman.
She graduated from Kutztown University in 1957 and received a master’s degree from Penn State.
She was a talented artist who was an art teacher in the Juniata County School District for 30 years and was involved with painting play scenery, sports props, and numerous school projects, as well as helping with art projects in the community.
She and her husband owned and operated McClure’s Flowers from 1977 to 1984 and McClure’s Evergreens for 50 years.
She was a member of Port Royal United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, Port Royal Literary Guild, Mifflin Chapter 260 O.E.S., and Turbett Grange.
She enjoyed scrapbooking, painting, reading, doing crossword puzzles and sudoku, putting puzzles together, traveling, especially to the beach, and was always ready for a good Rummikub or card game.
A service was held Feb. 6 in her church with pastor Crystal Baumgardner officiating. Interment was in Old Church Hill Cemetery.
Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Misty Hoover Scholarship Fund (art scholarship), c/o Rich Miley, 146 Weatherbee Way, Mifflintown 17059, Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg 17110, Port Royal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal 17082, or Edward A. Zimmerman Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o F.F. Co. 1, P.O. Box 274, Port Royal.
ANTHONY S. ROLAND JR.
Anthony Stanislaus “Tony” Roland Jr., 81, of Landisburg passed away on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.
He was born March 23, 1940, in Pottsville to Anthony Stanislaus and Helen Sema Roland.
He graduated from Pottsville High School, where he was a basketball standout. After graduation, he traveled across the country to California and worked as a carpenter. While in California, he met the love of his life, Ann Whowell. They were married in 1961, started their family in California, moved to Pennsylvania, where they eventually settled in Perry County. The couple became small business owners, opening and operating Tony’s Deli at the Broad Street Market, Harrisburg, Ann’s Country Deli, Shermans Dale, Tony’s Pizza Shop, Loysville, and Roland’s Pub, Millerstown, where he was well known for his pizzas, subs and “secret seasoning.”
He was thoughtful and compassionate and always gave generously to those in need. He traveled to Russia and Chile to help build orphanages and care for children. He also volunteered regularly with the local Salvation Army, and eventually he and his wife started their own charity through their church, “Helping Kids.” He was a devout Christian and was active in many churches over his life.
He adored people and loved to talk to everyone. He especially enjoyed lifting the spirits of others who were down or in need of a helping hand. And to everyone he would often say, “May the good Lord bless and keep you until we meet again.”
Surviving are his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Ann Roland; two sons and five grandchildren, Anthony S. III, his wife Christina, and their sons Benjamin and William, and Mark A., his wife Karen, and their daughters Elizabeth, Ella and Julia; three sisters, Maryann Kerby, the late Joan Albo, and the late Barbara O’Connor; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, in Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen, Newport. Visitation begins at 1.
David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army Greater Carlisle Area, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle 17013, Alzheimer’s Association, or Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen, 159 S. Second St., Newport 17074.
PATRICIA A. YETTER
Patricia Ann Yetter, 50, of Liverpool entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at home.
She was born Dec. 7, 1971, at Sunbury Hospital to the late James R. and Joanne C. (Longacre) Schrader.
She was a 1990 graduate of Middleburg High School. Prior to being a stay-at-home mother, she was employed as a sander/mudder at Excel Homes. Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and playing softball. Her greatest enjoyment was spending precious time with her children.
She was the widow of Daniel A. Yetter, who died Nov. 6, 2019.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel A. Jr. and Arley J., both of Liverpool; three brothers, James R. Schrader Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Selinsgrove, Steven Schrader of Millerstown and Michael A. Schrader and his wife, Anita, of Millerstown; and a sister, Rosetta J. Shellenberger of Huntingdon.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester L. Schrader; a sister, Emma Harling; and a stillborn brother.
A service was held Feb. 11 in George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills. Interment was in Hassinger White Church Cemetery, Middleburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home, P.O. Box 65, 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills 17853, to help defray funeral costs.
JAMES R. MULKEY
James Robert “Bob” Mulkey, 73, of Blain passed away unexpectedly and too soon on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.
He was born June 26, 1948, in Murphy, N.C., to the late John and Nellie (Mintz) Mulkey.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
After graduating from North Eastern High School in Ohio, he took his “senior class trip” to Vietnam, paid for by “Uncle Sam.” He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps, and earned the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation w/Palm, Rifle Expert Badge, Silver Star w/Combat, Bronze Star w/Combat, three Purple Hearts, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/Scroll, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation. He served for 10 years as a Marine, and then the next 29 years combined in the USMC Reserves and Army National Guard. He retired from the Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, as a training specialist.
He was a complex man. His passions were varied and included the Blain Lions Club and Blain Honor Guard. He loved surf and salmon fishing, hunting, acting in 10 different theatrical productions, and writing theater productions and poetry.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 46 years, Kristeen (Raffield) Mulkey; two daughters, Melissa “Michele” Mulkey and Amanda Mulkey, both of Blain; a granddaughter, Michele Mary-Kristeen Mulkey of Blain; two sisters, Lindia (Terry) Brady of Virmillia, S.D., and Freddie (William) Waid of Altaville, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four siblings, Frank Mulkey, John Mulkey, Barbara Mulkey and younger brother, Roy Mulkey, who preceded him in death by one day.
The family thanks a few very special people for their unwavering support during his sudden death — good neighbors, Chip and Maria Donson, pastor Trevor Lightner and his family, and Heather and Allen Adair.
The family is planning an Irish Céilí, a traditional Irish gathering to honor and celebrate his life. The event is scheduled to take place on his birthday, June 26, 2022.
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blain Fire Company, 4 West Main St., Blain 17006.
RONALD L. MILLER
Ronald L. Miller, 69, of Shermans Dale passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at U.P.M.C. West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg.
He was born May 16, 1952, in Cumberland, Md., to the late Donald H. and Reba B. (Jay) Miller.
He was a retired controls technician for Spectra Energy, Shermans Dale; a member and elder of Mountainview Christian Fellowship, Dillsburg, and Clearville American Legion; served his country in the Army; and enjoyed camping, fishing and golfing, but his greatest joy was serving and doing things for others.
He was the widower of Patricia (Coleman) Miller, who died Jan. 2, 1991, and to whom he was married 16 years, and Judy E. (Fleming) Miller, who died Feb. 2, 2021, and to whom he was married 26 years.
Surviving are two sons, Gregory S. and Ryan L., both of Shermans Dale; a sister, Marian K. Clark of Everett; mother-in-law, Evaline Fleming; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice Fleming-White and Wendell White; and seven nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy D. Clark, and a brother, Ray E. Miller and his wife Brenda.
A service was held Feb. 11 in his church. Burial was in Chesnut Grove Cemetery, York Springs.
Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 232 Kralltown Road, Dillsburg 17019.
DEAN S. SHERMAN
Dean S. Sherman, 94, fondly known as “Charlie,” of Shermans Dale died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at the hospital.
He was born Dec. 28, 1927, at home to John Ray and Annie (Baughman) Sherman of Landisburg.
He was a doting and dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
After high school, he proudly served his country in the Air Force, earning the World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. After returning home, he became an inventory clerk for Raub’s Supply Company, Harrisburg, where he worked for 40 years and retired in 1994.
He was hard-working and used his mechanical and organizational skills to fix, build and repair whatever was broken. He was very particular about the condition of his home and lawn. He was a quiet man, but when he chose to speak, the words were important. He played church team softball, refused to procrastinate (or allow others to), and had a phenomenal memory.
Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Alice (Morrison) Sherman; four children, Bradley (Linda) Sherman of Millerstown, Gregory (Eunice) Sherman, Cathy Sherman and Pamela Sherman, all of Shermans Dale; four grandchildren, Stacy (Erik) Hansbury of Ickesburg, Mark (Kelly) Sherman of Liverpool, Christopher (Katie) Sherman of Landisburg, and Timothy (Kelly) Sherman of Shermans Dale; and 10 great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Ryleigh, Chloe, Tyler, Lilyan, Kenzie, Bey, Savannah, Grady and Caleb.
He was preceded in death by all his siblings, Chester Sherman, Paul Sherman, Harold Sherman, Glenn Sherman and Hazel Sherman.
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association online at https://www.heart.org/en/get-involved/ways-to-give.
JERI M. STEWART
Jeri Madrienne Albright Stewart, 76, of Shermans Dale, formerly of Marysville, passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, at home.
She was born July 8, 1945, in Harrisburg to the late Richard S. and Madrienne (Booth) Albright.
She was a 1963 graduate of Susquenita High School and studied at Germantown Hospital School of Nursing. She had many nursing positions over the years — 10 years at Polyclinic Hospital, 10 years of hospital insurance reviews and worked at the Dauphin County Prison, five years in home healthcare and 15 years at the former Harrisburg State Hospital.
She was the former secretary of the Marysville Lions Club and Marysville Moose and was a life member of VFW Post 882 Ladies Auxiliary.
She loved spending time with the grandchildren, shopping, going to the diner with her husband and at times having her favorite drink, a Bloody Mary, at Sherman’s Creek with family and friends.
Surviving are her loving husband of 40 years, Edward Lee Stewart; a son, Randy Stewart of Shermans Dale; a daughter, Wendi, wife of Michael Diehl, of Shermans Dale; four grandchildren, Allie, Carter, Cody and Brandon; two great-grandchildren, who called her GG, Maverick and Vertiy; a brother, Richard Albright, his wife, Marcia, of Marysville; and a nephew, Christopher, and a niece, Courtney.
Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
THELMA G. HUTCHISON
Thelma G. Hutchison, 90, of Carlisle passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at home.
She was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Huntingdon to Paul R. and Elizabeth G. (Grubb) Lightner.
She retired from Reeves Hoffman Crystal Plant; was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, Big Spring Senior Center, AARP, and former member of the Eastern Star; and loved to read, travel and shop.
Surviving are her loving husband, John Hutchison of Carlisle; a son, Stephen R. (Lois) of Dillsburg; a granddaughter, Michelle Pasterick (Bryan) of State College; and a sister, Gloria K. Hanewald of New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul A. Lightner.
A service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 18, in her church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, with the Rev. Jeff Gibelius officiating.
Hollinger Funeral Home, Mt. Holly Springs, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, 302, Carlisle 17015.
JOHN W. HENRY JR.
John W. Henry Jr. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at home, entering his final resting place.
He was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Harrisburg to the late John and Cherlette (Miller) Henry.
After graduating from Newport High School, he served in the Army and in the Vietnam War from 1967-1969. He belonged to the Owls Club, American Legion, and VFW in Newport.
He was a hard worker, always keeping busy. He proudly owned his own store in Port Royal and had multiple jobs including construction, heavy equipment operator, and over-the-road trucking. He enjoyed life, spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and his many friends.
Surviving are his wife, Teresa (Porter) Henry, of Brookhaven; a son, John William III, and his wife and family of Ester, Alaska; a stepdaughter, Amanda Porter Perkins and her husband and family of Chichester, Pa.; six siblings, Jeffery (Jamie) Henry of Liverpool, Joan (Carl) Rauch of Liverpool, Janet Henry of Newport, Joyce (Dennis) Rhoads of Fredericksburg, Pa., Judy (David) Bonsall of Millerstown and Jeraldine Evener of Newport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by two younger brothers, James W. and Joseph W. Henry.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
MARY A. CHARLTON
Mary Alice Charlton, 68, of Richfield passed into eternal rest with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. at home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1954, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, to late Glenn and Anna (Weaver) Graybill.
She was the widow of Daniel Wayne Charlton, who died Jan. 8, 2018, and to whom she was married more than 42 years.
Surviving are five sons and six daughters, Doris Hoover and her husband Jay of Richfield, D. Wayne Charlton and his wife Rachael of Richfield, Mark Charlton of Richfield, Dorothy Widrick and her husband Emmanuel of Copenhagen, N.Y., Marlin Charlton and his wife Sharon of McAlisterville, Janet Burkholder and her husband Dennis of Lowville, N.Y., Marilyn Charlton of Tylertown, Miss., Karen Charlton of Richfield, Jay Charlton and his wife Aremina of Lewisburg, John Charlton and his wife Rhoda of McAlisterville, and Mary Zeiset and her husband Justin of Mifflinburg; eight siblings, Esther Graybill, Edith Graybill, Gladys Gingerich and her husband Dale, Timothy Graybill and his wife Amanda, David Graybill and his wife Marie, Daniel Graybill and his wife Peg, Elizabeth Ann Zimmerman and her husband Terry, and Leon Graybill and his wife Lisa; and 24 grandchildren.
She was a member of Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown.
Viewing will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, in Millerstown Mennonite Ministry, 731 Raccoon Valley Road, Millerstown. A service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, in Millerstown Mennonite Church with Goodwill Mennonite Ministry officiating. Interment follows in Goodwill Mennonite Cemetery.
Brown Funeral Home, McAlisterville, is handling arrangements.
JOSEPH M. GIANTINI
Joseph M. Giantini, 49, of Harrisburg, formerly of Marysville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital.
He was born Dec. 13, 1972, in Jersey City, N.J., to the late Theodore C. Sr. and Anna M. (Pasqua) Giantini.
He was a 1991 graduate of Susquenita High School, Duncannon, a Graduate of Mansfield University and a member of the TKE Fraternity of Mansfield.
Surviving are two daughters, Lucabella Giantini and Lillyhanna Giantini, both of Japan; a brother, Theodore C. Giantini Jr. of Harrisburg; stepmother, Laurie Pruitt of North Carolina; two stepbrothers, Christopher J. Young of York Haven and Ryan K. Young of Middletown; a niece, Jadelynn Giantini of Altoona; and several cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, in Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, 206 Maple Ave., Marysville. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frank K. Snyder Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, 10 St. Johns Drive, Duncannon 17020, or Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, www.TKE.org.
MARY L. PUCETAS
Mary Lou Pucetas died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Spartanburg, S.C.
She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Newport to Walter H. Morrow and Laura Pearl Wright. She lived all her life in Newport; 67years at the residence she loved at 301 N. Sixth St.
After graduation in 1950 from Newport High School, she was employed at United Telephone Company, Newport. She became a stay-at-home mother after the arrival of her two sons, John and Randy. A lot of her time was devoted to sewing, quilting, arts and crafts. She enjoyed baking and doing yard work.
She worked with Cub Scouts, delivered Meals on Wheels, and served on the Newport Senior Citizens board. She was a member of Newport American Legion Auxiliary, National Federation of Retired Federal Employees, Newport Civic Club and Incarnation United Church of Christ.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband (retired) to U.S. Virgin Islands. She traveled to Alaska, Hawaii and England after her husband passed. She took several trips with her son John (in Arizona) through the West and Southwest. She also enjoyed traveling to visit Randy, his wife Marsha, her grandkids, great-grandkids in South Carolina.
Surviving are a son, Randy Charles Pucetas, his wife, Marsha Kay; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, to whom she was married 38 years; first-born son, John Darwin Pucetas; a sister, Kathleen Wright; a brother, Walter Morrow; and a nephew, Rusty Wright.
A service was held Feb. 14 in David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with pastor Gary Bellis officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Civic Club or Incarnation United Church of Christ.
NANCY K. HEFFLEY
Nancy K. Heffley, 76, of New Bloomfield joined heaven’s choir on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
She was born April 7, 1945, to the late Lloyd and Lois (Bowman) Keller.
She graduated from Susquenita High School in 1963 and Elizabethtown College in 1967, and continued her education and received a master’s in education after she began her teaching career. She was a gifted elementary school teacher and excelled in promoting childhood self-esteem. She loved children both in and out of her classroom. She retired from Neshaminy School District in Bucks County in 1996.
Music was a huge part of her life, and she began playing piano at the age 7. She sang in church choirs from her teen years through adulthood. She was a past member of the Delaware Valley Choral Society. While residing in Bucks County, she attended Eddington Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir, played in the bell choir, and taught Sunday school. After moving to Perry County, she attended Bethany Methodist Church in Marysville, which was also her childhood church.
She was a lover of cats and volunteered regularly at the local PetSmart. She enjoyed helping her husband in the vineyard and spending time with the grape customers and their children.
Surviving her husband of 38 years, Melvin; a son, Jeff Salvesen and spouse, Megan; three grandsons, Justin, Connor and Kieran; two stepdaughters Tonia Leonard and Krystal McCarthy; and five stepgrandchildren, Morgan, Hanna, Harry, Sarah and Max.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie (Keller) Pacitti.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, in Bethany Methodist Church, Marysville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Harrisburg.
MAMIE G. MURRAY
Mamie G. (Dailey) Murray, 96, of Newport and formerly of Baltimore, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at UPMC West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg.
She was born Jan. 27, 1926 in Alexandria, Va., to Walter and Sadie (Wilson) Lettau.
She was retired from the State of Maryland and was the assistant chief in the Division of Licensing and Certification in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She loved to travel the world and also loved to winter in Florida. She served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II.
Surviving are a daughter, Victoria Dailey of Newport; a stepson, Chuck Murray of New Bern, N.C.; and four sisters, Bobbie Sansbury of Lusby, Md., Idabell Addison of Moorefield, W.Va., Sadymae Quinlan of Alva, Fla., and Jean Markley of La Belle, Fla.
A time of remembrance and viewing was held Feb. 12 in David Myers Funeral Home, Newport.
ANNA M. RICE
Anna Mae Rice, 84, of Elliottsburg, gained her angel wings on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.
She was born Aug. 5, 1937, at home to Goldie (Brownawell) Brickner of Blain, and raised by the late Milton “Bones” and Mary (Brownawell) Adams.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting family first and was generous, giving and loving.
In addition to raising a family and running a household, she worked at Masland’s for a time. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading murder mysteries, cleaning the house, and visiting antique shops. Her family (and the rest of the world) will miss her dearly.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 47 years, Ronald Rice; five children, Rosalie Lowe and Linda Carbaugh, both of Loysville, Liz Shanafelter of Shermans Dale, Sherry Jumper of Shermans Dale and Tim Kiner of Newport; six grandchildren, Tony Shanafelter, Troy Lowe, Stacy Kiner, Zach Kiner, Mike Jumper and Misty Jumper; too-many-to-count great-grandchildren; and a brother, James “Jimmy” Nelson of South Carolina.
In addition to her mother, aunt and uncle, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, April Shull, a great-grandson, Tyler Shanafelter; and five siblings, Robert Brickner, Ralph Brickner, Raymond Brickner, William “Bill” Adams and Ida Reigh.
A service was held Feb. 11 in Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, with pastor Scott Ryan officiating. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Landisburg Emergency Medical Services, 301 Faculty Ave., Landisburg 17040, or New Bloomfield Emergency Medical Services, 23 W. High St., New Bloomfield 17068.
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