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  • Date and location of death

  • Birth date and location and birth parents of the deceased

  • Churches and organizations in which the deceased was a member

  • Surviving family members (except names of grandchildren and children’s spouses) and 
    pre-deceased family members Date, time and location of funeral services if after our publish time

  • Place of burial

  • Memorial contribution information.

All “free” obituaries are published according to our guidelines and space limitations. We reserve the right to edit any obituary submitted for free publication.

Obituaries that include extra information must be requested and will be published at a cost of $6.65 for the first 20 words plus 8 cents for each additional word for the entire obituary. Payment is due by
9 a.m. the Monday before publication date. Credit card payment can be made by calling 717-692-4737 ext. 100.

A photograph will be included in an obituary at a charge of $20. Photo can be emailed as a .jpg file to, or mailed to PO Box 250, Millersburg PA 17061, or hand-delivered to 510 Union St., Millersburg. Payment is due by 9 a.m. Monday.

We prefer to receive obituaries from a funeral home. However, we will accept an obituary from an immediate family member if day-time contact information (i.e., phone number and/or e-mail) is provided.

Eunice R. Lower

MILLERSBURG • Eunice R. Lower, 98, of Polk Personal Care, Millersburg, died May 14.

She was born May 26, 1918, in Fulks Run, Va., the daughter of the late Ward Sr. and Mary Rinker Roadcap.

She was a member of St. Peter’s UCC Church, Lykens, where she enjoyed church activities and the Women’s Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Lower; a son Leroy Lower; and a grandchild.

She is survived by a daughter, Marie Bowman of Berrysburg; a son, Lynn Lower of Halifax; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margie Bellis; and two brothers. Ward Roadcap Jr. and Les Roadcap.

Services were held May 23 at St. Peter’s UCC, Lykens.

Burial was in St. Peters-Hoffman’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Hoffman’s Cemetery Association, 1289 S. Crossroads Road, Lykens, PA 17048.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc.. Millersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

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Stephen “Pap” Lower

BERRYSBURG •  Stephen “Pap” Lower, 65, died May 13, 2017, at his home with his wife by his side after a determined four-plus-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Lykens, Pa., the son of the late Elvin L. and Mae L. (Wolfe) Lower. He married his high school sweetheart, Patti (Uhler) Lower, on June 30, 1973, who survives him. He was a lifelong resident of Berrysburg.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Natalie) Lower of Gratz and Mick (Christy) Lower of Elizabethville; a brother Rick Lower of Millersburg; two sisters, Kathy Lower Hepner (Pete Postupak) of New Cumberland and Tracy Lower (Kerry) Lohr of Orwin; grandchildren: Kyle, Kayla, Jeana, Paige, Micaydan and Ivy; step-grandson, Nicholas Leitzel; great-grandchild, Brooklyn; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Tommy Lower.

He was retired from Frontier Communications (formerly Commonwealth Telephone Company) in Elizabethville, after 38 years of service, beginning as a lineman and ending his career as a supervisor. Upon retirement, he worked at Fisher Auto Parts of Elizabethville as a delivery man. He was an involved lifetime member of the Berrysburg and Community Fire Company as well as held various memberships in other local organizations and served as the Scout Master of the former Berrysburg Troop.

Memorial services were held May 17, 2017, at Peace UCC Church in Berrysburg.

Burial followed the service at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Donations can be made in memory of Pap to Berrysburg and Community Fire Co. 26, 196 W. Market Street, Berrysburg, PA 17005.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Elizabethville handled arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at

This is a paid obituary

Herman C. Knapp Sr.

LYKENS • Herman C. Knapp Sr. passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at home. 

He was born Oct. 19, 1947, in Dauphin, Pa., to the late Herman Edward and Hester Deirtich Grosser Knapp.

Herman enjoyed driving truck, mowing grass and fishing. 

He is survived by his wife Linda K. Sims Knapp; sons Calvin and Herman Knapp Jr.; a daughter Val and husband Earl Wolfgang; step-sons: Terry and his wife Teresa Sims, Rodney and his wife Cindy Sims, and Robert and his wife Suanna Dauberman; stepdaughter Kelly Kaster; grandchildren: Adam II, Craig and Andrew; step-grandchildren: Christina, Eric, Dustan, Brittney, Andrina, Devon, Alex, Rylee and Savannah; great-grandchildren: Adam III, Mason, Addison and Elaine; brothers Andy and wife Judy Knapp and Earl and wife Julie Grosser; and sisters: Brenda Knapp, Helen and husband Larry Kemer, Wendy Wiest and Carol Grosser. 

Memorial services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the John R. Shultz Funeral Home, 406 Market Street, Lykens, Pa., with Pastor Carl E. Slough officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110. 

John R. Shultz Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

This is a paid obituary

Beatrice E. Siegel

LITITZ • Beatrice E. Siegel, 102, formerly of Terre Hill, died May 18, at Landis Homes.

She was born in Mifflinville, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Hadley Eisenhauer.

She was a graduate of Bloomsburg University.

She worked as an elementary teacher at Lenkerville Elementary School, Millersburg, and later at Brecknock Elementary School, Denver.

Her life of service included her teaching, public school and Sunday school, choir director and organist for 88 years.

She was a member of St. Johns Center United Church of Christ, East Earl.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William Siegel; and a sister, Jean Gingher.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith Siegel of Lititz; a son, John Siegel of Greenville, N.C.; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Center United Church of Christ, East Earl. 

Private interment will be in St. Stephen Reformed Cemetery. 

Beck Funeral Home, New Holland, is in charge of arrangements.

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This is a paid obituary

Rodney E. Fenstermacher

EMMAUS • Rodney E. Fenstermacher, 73, of Emmaus, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  His wife, Constance (Gilbert) Fenstermacher passed, in 2011. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy (Daniels) Fenstermacher.

His biggest joy in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren, and watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles.

He was the loving father of daughters: Angela Smith and her husband Eric, Beth Williams and her husband George, Alison Mohr widow of Perry, and Alyssa Binder and her husband Joey; brothers, Andy and Jeff Fenstermacher; sister, Amy Katchko; and grandchildren: Jennifer, Jarred, Ashley, Chelsie, Emily, Erica, Julie and Stephanie.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Social Hall of Grace Lutheran Church, 28 West Main Street, Macungie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 to help defray the funeral expenses.

This is a paid obituary


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