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with the following information:

  • 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 news@sentinelnow.com, 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.


Dorothy M. Dietrich

MILLERSBURG •  Dorothy M. Dietrich, 63, died Feb. 15 at her residence.

She was born Dec. 9, 1951 in Baltimore, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Shank.

She worked as a private caretaker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Baim.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Dietrich of Millersburg; three daughters: Catheline Wagner, Dorothea Wagner and Robin Baim; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Barbara Porter and Madaline Schawartz;  and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held Feb. 19 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg.

Burial was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

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

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Mildred N. Hartman

LYKENS • Mildred N. Hartman, age 93, a resident at the Manor at Susquehanna Village and formerly of 1230 Valley Drive Road, passed away on Monday, Feb. 16th, 2015.

She was born in Elizabethville, RD., the daughter of the late John and Cora Troutman Barry.

She was the widow of Joseph H. Hartman. They were married on April 8, 1944.

She was a member of St. Peter’s UCC in Lykens, RD. Mildred enjoyed her church family, she loved being with family and friends, making crafts, crocheting afghans, making quilts, working in her fruit patch and tending her flowers.

Surviving are a son, John J. Hartman; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Merlin Wirt; two sisters, Ella Bellis and Sara Gunderman;  three brothers: William and Janice Barry, Roy and Carolyn Barry and Lester and Edythe Barry; eight grandchildren: Tim, Andy, Pamela, John Jr., Matthew, Mary, Benjamin and Gabrielle; 19 great-grandchildren: Cole, Lilly, Blake, Brock, Nick, Nathaniel, Brianna, Aaron, Elizabeth, Bailey, Austin, Barbara Ann, Benjamin Jr., Grace, Jacob, Cassidy, Brice, Khloe and Caleb. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Ralph, Floyd, Albert and Robert; and a sister, Irene Deibler.

Services were held Feb. 20th at St. Peters UCC in Lykens RD.

Burial followed at Gratz Union Cemetery.

Donations can be made to her church at 1289 S. Crossroad Road, Lykens, PA 17048.

Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Elizabethville. To sign the guest book go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Margaret M. Klinger

ELIZABETHVILLE • Margaret M. Klinger, 91, died Feb. 14 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 23, 1923 in Millersburg R.D., a daughter of the late Homer and Lillian Arnold Keiter.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Rife. In the past she was active with the women's guild. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Klinger.

She is survived by a daughter, Dawn Rissinger of Lykens; a son, Rickey Klinger of Tower City; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 20 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville.

Burial was private in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Cloyd “Corky” Bordner

NORTHUMBERLAND • Cloyd “Corky” Bordner, 96, formerly of Herndon and a resident of Nottingham Village, died Feb. 9 at Nottingham Village.

He was born March 24, 1918 in Dornsife, a son of the late Harry and Grace Hoch Bordner.

He was employed as a carpenter and later a  bridge inspector with Pennsylvania Railroad and then Conrail.

He was a member of Himmel’s Church; I.O.O.F Mahanoy Lodge #551 of Dornsife; and a life member of the Herndon Fire Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna  Latsha Bordner; a granddaughter; and three brothers: Norman, Ernest and Raymond Bordner.

He is survived by a son, Glenn Bordner of Millersburg; a daughter, Joan Seachrist of Herndon; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services, with an Odd Fellows Lodge program, were held Feb. 14 at Himmel’s Church.

Burial was in Himmel’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Himmel’s Church, 107 Covered Bridge Road, Dornsife 17823.

Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, was in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.srrfh.com

Stanley R. Weaver Jr.

ELIZABETHVILLE • Stanley R. Weaver Jr., 64, of Elizabethville, passed away Monday, Feb. 16  at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born on July 26, 1950 in Harrisburg, the son of the late Stanley and Laura Miller-Roth Weaver. 

He was the husband of Debra L. (Michael) Weaver of Elizabethville for 34 years.

He was a member of Peace UCC, Berrysburg and was a 1972 graduate of Penn State University. He lived and worked on his family farm since his graduation from college and during his teaching years. He taught Agriculture Science at Upper Dauphin Area High School, and served as an advisor for the FFA. After teaching those courses, he served as the Athletic Director and the Building & Grounds Supervisor at UDASD.

In retirement, he worked as a quality control specialist at Tallman Family Farms. He was an active member of the Berrysburg Fire Company, the Berrysburg Rod & Gun Club, and a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Assn.

He was an avid collector of Ned Smith and Jeff Hoffman paintings and Penn State memorabilia. He enjoyed going to the cabin each summer with his family and enjoyed watching Penn State football games.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters: Jennifer and her husband Terry Bowersox of Woodbridge, Va., Mandy and her husband Philip Saul of Halifax, Heather and her husband Tony Troutman of Valley View, and Tiffany Weaver and her fiancé Bradley Sottile of Millheim; and grandchildren: Abigail, Dale, Shelby, Leah, Harlie, Braxton and Brynlee.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Edward Charrot.

Services were held Feb. 20 at Peace UCC, Berrysburg. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Assn., 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to his church, Peace UCC, Berrysburg, PA.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc. handled the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, go to
www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Dennis C. Heller

HARRISBURG • Dennis C. Heller, 72, formerly of Gratz, died Feb. 18, at Hospice of Central Pennsylvania Residence, Harrisburg.

He was born Jan. 20, 1943 in Gratz, a son of the late Edna and Eston Heller.

He worked as a dishwasher at Benihana Restaurant, Harrisburg.

He was a member of  Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

Services were held Feb. 23 at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow.

Burial was in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz.

Contributions may be made to Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, was in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book or to post a picture, visit www.reedfh.com

Marian E. Caufield

MILLERSBURG • Marian E. Caufield, 89, a resident of the Manor at Susquehanna Village, died Feb. 18.

She was born Sept. 11,1926 in Gordon.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Caufield; a son, Jimmy; a sister, Kathryn; and a brother, Jack. 

She is survived by a son, Billy of Oswego, N.Y.; a daughter of Harrisburg; a granddaughter; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights at the convince of the family.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Jerry L. Messner

LYKENS • Jerry L. Messner died Feb. 21 at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. 

He was born Sept. 5, 1958 in Lykens, a son of the late Harry and Edna Polinko Messner.

He was a 1976 graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Messner.

He is survived by three sisters: Faye Dietrich, Eleanor Romberger and Barbara Manley.  

Contributions may be made to Liberty Hose Co. No. 2, 553 S. Second Street, Lykens 17048 or to help with funeral expenses contributions may be made to the John R. Shultz Funeral Home, 406 Market Street, Lykens 17048. 

Memorial services will be scheduled at a future date.

John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, was in charge of the arrangements.

Richard E. Klinger

ELIZABETHVILLE • Richard E. Klinger, age 68, of Elizabethville, passed away on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at the Hershey Medical Center after a courageous fight with lung disease.

He was born in Elizabethville, PA on June 19, 1946 and was the son of the late Earl and Mildred Burrell Klinger. He was the husband of Ruth Ann Pfeil Klinger of Elizabethville for 39 years.

Richard was a physical education teacher at Upper Dauphin Area School District for 35 years. During his teaching career he was also employed as a head track coach, an assistant football coach, wrestling coach, and statistician for the boys basketball team. He also coached football for the Williams Valley School district. He was dedicated to all of his students and the athletes he coached throughout his career.

In his spare time he was also employed at his family’s business, Klinger Lumber Co. Upon his retirement, he worked at the lumber company full time.

Richard was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and the Elizabethville Lions Club. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching Penn State, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter, Adriane and her husband Alek Peters, and grandson, Kyan. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Klinger and wife Lorie of Elizabethville; and his sister, Susan Komernicky and her husband Larry of Glendale, AZ, and nieces, Morgan Klinger and Heather Komernicky; and nephew, Jared Komernicky.

Rich will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, caring brother, proud father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by all.

Services were held Feb. 24 at Salem Lutheran Church in Elizabethville. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville. Donations can be made to American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Elizabethville. To sign the guest book go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Grace I. Huntzinger

HEGINS • Grace I. Huntzinger, 87, died Feb. 20 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Weishample, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Moser Yoder.

She was a seamstress in several area garment factories prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Huntzinger;  a sister, Marie Hamburg; and two brothers. Charles Yoder and Lester Yoder.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Huntzinger of Hegins; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Maurer of Hegins; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org

To sign the online guest book, visit www.buffingtonreed.com

Frances I. Spotts

MILLERSBURG • Frances I. Spotts, 90,  died Feb. 20  at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born in Millersburg, a  daughter of the late John and Emma Mummery Lebo.

She was retired from the former Johnson-Bailee shoe factory and also the Upper Dauphin Sentinel.

She attended Faith UM Church, Fisherville and Millersburg Assembly of God.

She was  preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Snyder and Doris Cupp.

She is survived by a son, Dennis Spotts of Halifax; a brother, Donald Lebo of Millersburg; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Contributions may be made to Faith UM Church, P.O. Box 653 Halifax 17032.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Lillian I. Hand Zeager

MILLERSBURG • Lillian I. Hand Zeager, 88, formerly of Muir, passed away Saturday at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

She was born in Muir, May 26, 1926, a daughter of the late John M. and Margaret Bixler Miller.

She was a member of the Muir Pilgrim Holiness Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Zeager; a son, Theordore M. Zeager; and brothers, Joseph and Paul Miller.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Oishi, Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sisters,  Mae Lucas, Tower City and Helen Nash, Millersburg; granddaughter, Aja Oishi, Albuquerque, New Mexico;  nieces: Melody Bowser, Virginia Nash, Christina Fenstimaker and Bonita Schubert; nephew, Joseph Miller III; three great-nieces and five great nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. from Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City.  Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Muir.  Viewing will be from 10-11 a.m. at the chapel.   To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome. com

This is a paid obituary

Jean M. Shultz

HALIFAX • Jean M. Shultz, 82, a resident at the Manor at Susquehanna Village and formerly of Halifax. died Feb. 12.

She was born in Elizabethville, a daughter of the late Raymond and Beulah Bair Campbell.

She was retired from the former Willits shoe factory, Halifax.

She was an EMT for the Halifax Ambulance Association, former den mother for Boy Scouts of America Pack 145; member of Millersburg Assembly of God Church where she was very active in the Bread of Life food ministry and the royal rangers group at the church; and a member of the ladies auxiliary of Fisherville Fire Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Shultz; and 10 siblings.

She is survived by a son, Eugene Shultz Jr. of Halifax; three daughters: Judy Wert of Halifax, Joy Schreiber of Millersburg and Chris Cosner of Mechanicsburg; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandhcildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at Millersburg Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Straws Church Cemetery, Halifax.

Contributions may be made to Bread of Life Food Ministry, Millersburg Assembly of God Church, 2261 Shippen Dam Road, Millersburg 17061 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road Harrisburg 17110.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

 



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