C. ROBERT ANSTINE
C. Robert “Bob” Anstine, 87, of New Bloomfield went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
He was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Glen Rock, Pa.
He enlisted in the Army in 1956; worked for IBM for more than 30 years and retired from his position in 1987; loved traveling with his wife and loved to take photos, both during their travels and of local birds and flowers; attended New Bloomfield United Methodist Church; and had an extensive button collection that he enjoyed cataloging and organizing.
Surviving are his wife, Jean; a son, Timothy (Joan); a daughter, Dianne Rohrbaugh and her son Derek; two stepdaughters, Jayne Eckert (Ashley) and her daughters Erin and Amanda Eckert (Mark), and Debra Foose (Bill), and her daughter Staci Badman (Justin); and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held in Suburban Memorial Gardens, Dover.
Heffner Funeral Chapel and Crematory, York, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Bloomfield United Methodist Church, New Bloomfield EMS or New Bloomfield Fire Company.
RICKY J. NEGLEY
Ricky J. Negley, 61 of New Bloomfield passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, after a short battle with late-stage cancer.
He was born July 19, 1960, in Carlisle to the late Joe Negley and Linda (Weidner) Shearer of Boiling Spring.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He spent the majority of his career as a skilled carpenter, building beautiful homes. First working for Frank Pottieger, then Farinelli Construction and lastly with his brother Randy of RCN Custom Contracting. His most recent employment was with Frog Switch Manufacturing, Carlisle. He was a wildlife enthusiast who left a legacy of truly “living off the land.”
In addition to his mother, surviving are his loving wife, Stacey Lou (Adams) Negley; stepfather, Ron Cauffman Sr. of Carlisle; a daughter, Jayme and (Clayton) Smith of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren, Emily, Eric and Jacob Jackson; and five siblings and spouses, Randy and (Candi) Negley of Boiling Springs, Dan and (Jane) Negley of Loysville, Penny and (Gary) Deates of Newville, Robin and (Ralson) Varner of New Bloomfield, and Ron Cauffman Jr. of Boiling Springs.
A service was held Dec. 31 in Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, with the Rev. Bill Pipp officiating. Interment was in Young’s Church Cemetery, Shermans Dale.
OSCAR W. CAMPBELL
Oscar W. Campbell, 79, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at his home in Newport.
He was born Aug. 8, 1942, to the late S. Roy and Annie (Reeder) Campbell.
He was a retired dairy farmer and member of the Perry County Conservation District Board for 29 years, where he recently retired as chairman, and Perry County Farm Bureau. He was a former member of the Perry County Extension Board, local board of Sire Power, Newport School Board, served as a Juniata Twp. supervisor and was a volunteer with the Perry County Fair in the antique tractor department. He received the 1996 Master Farmer Award, the Dairy of Distinction Award and Soil Conservation Award. He enjoyed woodworking, and his greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters.
Surviving are his wife, Winifred (Delancey) Campbell; a daughter, Jaclyn Matter and husband Matthew of Millerstown; two granddaughters, Bethany and Rachel Matter; and a sister, Mary Ann Smee of Newport.
David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Perry County Farmland Preservation Program, P.O. Box 36, New Bloomfield 17068, Newport Ambulance League or Newport Fire Company.
Linda Sweigart, 78, of Newville gained her angel’s wings on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021.
Known by her family as “Me Maw,” she was born May 21, 1943, in Waldorf, Md., to the late Charles and Nancy (Jeffries) Bowen.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who always put family first and was generous, giving and loving.
In addition to raising a family and running a household, she founded and ran Me Maw’s Lunch Wagon. She also worked as a personal care assistant at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, Green Ridge Village, Thornwald Home, Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, and Sarah Todd Memorial Home. Her adult career also included jobs with Reeves-Hoffman, Carlisle, and Ross Distribution Center. In her rare free time, she enjoyed flower gardening, woodworking, and family get-togethers.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 28 years, William Sweigart; four children, Harry Allen Baughman of Shamokin, Nanette Eilene Baughman of Blain, Jess Lee Baughman of Loysville and Douglas Ray Baughman of Blain; three stepchildren, Wanda Hansel, Randy Sweigart and Allen Sweigart, all of Mechanicsburg; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, William Houck, Peg Cheatham and Wilma, her “sister.”
She was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Houck, and two canine companions, Foxy and Maxwell. Gizmo, the little boy bird and love of her life, will miss her deeply.
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.
ANITA L. SHEAFFER
Anita L. Sheaffer, 59, of Carlisle and formerly of Shermans Dale, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Aventura at Pembrooke in West Chester, Pa.
She was born March 5, 1962, in Carlisle to the late Kenneth A. and G. Louise (Printz) Sheaffer.
She graduated from Capital Area Intermediate Unit; worked at the Pollock Center for Industrial Training in Mechanicsburg and Project Share in Carlisle; and was a member of Young’s United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale.
Surviving are two brothers, Ray Sheaffer and his wife Sonja and Bruce Sheaffer and his wife Rebecca, both of Shermans Dale, and several nieces and nephews.
A service was held Dec. 31 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, with the Rev. Lewis Burgett officiating. Burail was in Young’s U.M.C. Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shermans Dale Community Fire Company, 5450 Spring Road, Shermans Dale 17090.
BERNADINE E. WILLIAMS
Bernadine E. Williams, 95, of Landisburg entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.
Known as “Bernie” by most, and “Aunt Honey” by her family, she was born Nov. 27, 1926, to Charles and Myrtle (Bechtel) Sturm of Elizabethville.
She was a phenomenal wife, mother and grandmother. She retired in 1989 as the bookkeeper for the family business — Arlie H. Williams Painting. Earlier in her adult career, she worked in a shoe factory and at the Navy Depot, Mechanicsburg. She was a faithful member of Shermans Dale Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her faith, family and friends were her passions. She loyally cheered for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles. She loved playing board games and working in her yard. The feisty woman cheerfully accepted the challenge to tame feral cats (whether they wanted to or not), and her family described her “as having an iron will and a strong constitution.”
She was the widow of Arlie Harold Williams, to whom she was married 57 years.
Surviving are two children, Keith (Kathryn) Williams of Landisburg and Diane (Joe) Losenicky of Garrison, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Douglas, Brian, Christopher, Matthew, Cory, Travis, Jacob, Brook, Jared and Caitlin; 11 great-grandchildren, Derek, Jaqueline, Kyle, Brian James, Tyler, Shaw, Brynn, Brandon, Noah, Skylar and Sylas; and two great-great-grandchildren, Emilia and Kiarah.
She was preceded in death by two sons, James Harold Williams and Gary Wayne Williams; a grandson, Brian; and four siblings, Charles Sturm, Janet O’Neil, Ardella Knapp and Carl Sturm.
A service was held Dec. 29 in Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, with pastor Paul Wasmer officiating. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.
JOHN F. ZIMMERMAN JR.
John F. Zimmerman Jr., 90, of Marysville passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Carlisle Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Harrisburg to Margaret (Plank) Zimmerman and John F. Zimmerman Sr.
He was a retired division chief — Bureau of Markets for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, also a farmer for most of his life; and a 1949 graduate of Enola High School, and 1953 graduate of Penn State University, enrolled in the ROTC program. After graduating from Penn State, he joined the Air Force and served as a 1st lieutenant during the Korean War.
He was a member of Bethel Independent Church, Marysville, where he served in many offices and was very active in church functions, a member of the Cattleman’s Association and served on the College of Agriculture Evaluation Station.
Surviving are his loving wife, Vada K. (Hockenberry) Zimmerman; two daughters, Rebecca L., wife of Kenneth Kaucher, of Newville, and Beth Ann Zimmerman of Marysville; two stepsons, Douglas Sheaffer, his wife, Jana, of Narvon, Pa., and Brad Sheaffer, his wife, Carmen, of Duncannon; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn J. Zimmerman, and a brother, Franklin E.
A graveside service, with military honors by the Perry County Honor Guard, was held Dec. 31 in Grier Point Cemetery, Grier Point Road, Marysville, with pastors Robert Bishard and Arnold Wheatley officiating.
Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 3534 Grier Point Road, Marysville 17053.
JOHN R. MILLER
John R. Miller, 66, of Liverpool, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born June 19, 1955, in Shamokin, Northumberland County, to the late Kenneth H. and Anna Mae (Renn) Miller.
He was a 1972 graduate of Dauphin County Vocational Technology School and started at the ground level at AMP Incorporated that same year. He retired from AMP 27 years later from the engineering department in research and development.
He enjoyed camping, hiking, reading and learning. However, his two passions in life were ham radio and flying his 1946 Piper Cub airplane. He first was licensed in 1970 as WA3OVD and in the late 1980s became well known as WN3V. Morse code was a passion, which he mastered at a young age. He loved giving children rides in his Piper Cub (cubby) airplane and having fly-in cookouts at local grass strips for the pilots’ area.
He was a member of the AOPA, NRA, Williamsport chapter of the QBs, and Viper Owners Association.
Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Crystal Ehrenzeller-Miller; a sister, Sandy Evans of Douglasville, Pa., and her children, Mark Evans, Mike Evans and his wife Alicia, and Sharon Magee and her husband Brian; a brother-in-law, Steve Ehrenzeller of McAlisterville and his wife Penny, and their children, Dexter Ehrenzeller and his wife Lena and Clarissa Goodling and her husband Mitch; six great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Shawn Evans.
A service will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, in Newport Family Life Center, 27 W. Shortcut Road. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at 3.
David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Museum of the U.S. Army, 1775 Liberty Drive, Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060, or American Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg 17110.
GEORGE A. ROHRER SR.
George A. Rohrer Sr., 88, of Shermans Dale departed his Earthly home and joined his Heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.
He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Camp Hill to Leroy and Irene (Snell) Rohrer.
After leaving high school, he proudly served his country in the Air Force, where he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Iceland Seafood Corporation as a mechanic, where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church, Loysville Rod and Gun Club, Shermans Dale Senior Citizens Center, and a past Boy Scout leader of Troop 94 of Shermans Dale. In his free time, he was passionate about fishing and hunting, especially salmon fishing in New York. He was a great outdoorsman. He raised a large garden and taught his children to hunt squirrels. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was dependable and faithful to both his family and God. His canine companion, Mandy Joy, will miss him.
Surviving are his devoted wife of 63 years, Margaret (Yohe) Rohrer; three children, Joe (Tammy) Rohrer of Elliottsburg, Doug (Cindy) Rohrer of Landisburg and Starr (George) Akens of Mechanicsburg; four grandchildren, Rachel (Rob) Davis of Gardners, Fred (Denae) Black Jr. of Mechanicsburg, and Rebecca and Macenzie Rohrer, both of Elliottsburg; two great-granddaughters, Lilith and Nevada Rose; and a sister, Violet Miller of Carlisle.
He was preceded in death by a son, George Rohrer Jr.; a grandson, Andy Black; and eight siblings, Grace Armold, Mary Tritt, Beverly Murtoff, John Rohrer, Earl Rohrer, Bob Rohrer, Dorothy Snyder and Lloyd Edward Rohrer (stillborn).
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, in his church with pastor A. Scott Ryan officiating.
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, is handling arrangements.
DONNA L. SHEAFFER
Donna L. Sheaffer, 81, of Hershey entered eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, at Country Meadows Ecumenical Retirement Community, Hershey.
She was born Aug. 2, 1940, in Liverpool Twp., Perry County, to Paul L. and Evelyn G. (Criley) Hockenbroch.
She was a 1958 graduate of Greenwood Joint High School; retired in 1999 after 22 years of service from the Greenwood School District as the elementary school secretary; a member of Liverpool United Methodist Church, where she taught the children’s Sunday school classes for many years, a member of the Methodist Women, and past member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Perry Chapter 45, of New Bloomfield; and a dedicated volunteer for many years in the children’s department at Hershey Medical Center.
She was the widow of Lewis Charles “Lew” Sheaffer, who died Aug. 7, 1996, and to whom she was married 36 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Louann S. Cramer and her husband Richard of Hershey; two grandchildren, Myla A. Cramer and Andrew L. Cramer; and a sister, Sylvia L. Stamm of Liverpool.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly M. Hockenbroch, in infancy.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in her church, 109 S. Market St., with pastor Andrew Bucke officiating. Interment will be prior to the service in St. John (Barner’s) Cemetery.
George P. Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, 109 S. Market St., Liverpool 17045.
KATHRYN E. ANTHONY
Kathryn E. Anthony, 87 of Loysville gained her angel wings Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.
Known by her family as “Gram,” she was born Feb, 12, 1934, at home to Walter and Charlotte (Leidy) Weaver of Marysville.
Surviving are five children, Kathy (Wayne) Snyder of Loysville, Keith (Judy) Anthony of Elliottsburg, Mike Anthony of Landisburg, Walt (Cindy) Anthony of New Bloomfield, and Cindy Huynh of Shermans Dale; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren (with two additional little ones on the way); three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte (Robert) Nesbit of Landisburg; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years, Leon G. Anthony, who died in 2017; a son, Steven W. Anthony; and six siblings, Dorothy Weaver, Jennie Baer, Helen Foose, Mary Rhoades, John Weaver and David Weaver.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who always put family first and was generous, giving and loving.
In addition to raising a family and running a household, she worked as a cook at Tressler’s Home and Perry Village, from which she retired in 1996. In her rare free time, she enjoyed camping and taking care of her family. She consistently cooked Sunday dinner for the entire family, every week, as well as hosting all holiday meals. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 7463, New Bloomfield.
A service was held Jan. 5 in Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville. Interment was in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
CHARLES L. CAMPBELL
Charles Lynn Campbell, 100, peacefully entered into eternal life on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, in Bossier City, La.
He was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Mannsville, Perry County, to Charles and Nancy Campbell.
He retired from the Air Force with the rank of master sergeant, having served in three wars, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He flew 61 combat missions in B-17 and B-24 bombers in the South Pacific during World War II. He was awarded numerous medals from his service in World War II, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and South Pacific Air Medal with 6 battle stars. He went into the used car business in Bossier City, La., specializing in antique and classic vehicles after retiring from the Air Force. He was a magician in his spare time, performing for children in orphanages and handicapped children in hospitals. He also was a notary for many years until retiring from that profession at age 96. He was a member of Mannsville Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a niece, three great-nieces, and a great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald L. Campbell, and a sister, Isabel Maxine Rhoades.
A graveside service, with military honors by the Perry County Honor Guard, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, in Eshcol Cemetery, Millerstown, with the Rev.Kevin O’Bryan officiting.
David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is handling arrangements.
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