Obituaries in the Upper Dauphin Sentinel are printed free of charge
with the following information:
Date and location of death
Birth date and location
and birth parents of the deceased
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
All “free” obituaries are
published according to our guidelines and space limitations. We
reserve the right to edit any obituary submitted for free
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas • William Earl Heberling, 86, of San Antonio,
Texas, formerly of Williamstown, Pa., died May 4, 2018.
He was born Aug. 1, 1931, in Williamstown, a son of Susan Eliza and
John A. Heberling.
Bill was a veteran of the Korean War; and later worked at Olmsted
Air Force Base in Middletown and Kelly Air Force Base in Texas.
He was an avid HAM radio operator; built model trains and planes;
and spent many happy times throughout the years with his various
Bishon Frise dogs, Beau, Alfie, Jana and Katie.
Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Winifred Mae (Shaffner) and
his second wife, Sarah Louise (McWhorter); his parents; two
brothers, John Clarence Heberling and Robert Charles Heberling; a
sister, Patricia Ann Reitenbach; and a stepdaughter Margaret Jeanne
He is survived by stepdaughter Deborah Albers (Kenneth); stepson
Barry Manley; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters,
Gladys Trotman and Cecelia Wise, both of Pennsylvania and Judith
Pishnery of Georgia; sister-in-law Mary Hand of Oklahoma; nephew
Scott Hand of California; and niece Susan Bellows of Oklahoma.
Graveside services were held May 11 and burial was in Mission Burial
Park North, San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to
the American Cancer Society.
is a paid obituary
WEST HANOVER TWP. • Lee A. Gessner, 96, died June 11 at his
He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Pillow, a son of the late Elias and
Jennie Bower Gessner.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was the retired owner of the former Gessner Vending, Inc.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Maiden Gessner.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol Junkin of New Cumberland and
Barbara Helm of West Hanover Twp.; three sons: Richard Gessner of
Texas; Robert Gessner of California and William Gessner of Florida;
a sister, Ethel Williard of Lykens; several grandchildren;,
great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family from
the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City.
Burial with military honors will be held in Williamstown Methodist
Contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way No.
270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
To sign the guest book, visit
ROSENBERG, Texas • Kenneth Ray Miller, 59, formerly of Millersburg
and Sunbury, died June 11 at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community
Hospital, Coal Twp.
He was born May 30, 1959, in Harrisburg, a son of Shirley
Klinger-Miller and the late Donald Miller.
He drove truck for many years; school bus for Shikellamy School
District; owned and operated Miller Enterprise in Sunbury; and
worked for Brothers Sewing Machine in Houston, Texas
He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Donald Miller Jr. of
Sunbury and Gary Miller of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. Visitation
will be from 10-11 a.m. at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow.
Burial will be in Evangelical Brethren Church Cemetery, Berrysburg.
James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow. is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the online guest book or to post a picture, visit
J. Hoke Feidt
MILLERSBURG • Sarah J. Hoke Feidt, of Millersburg, passed away May
20, 2018, at the Middletown Home where she had resided for several
Sarah was born May 1, 1938, in Millersburg, daughter of the late
Daniel and Cora Hoke of Millersburg.
Sarah worked at the old Muskins Shoe Company, and was employed by
Brubaker Tool for 30 years until she retired.
She was a mother, sister and grandma, and enjoyed spending time with
her family, walking around town and playing bingo.
Sarah is survived by a daughter Connie Cook and son-in-law Gregory
Cook of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: Jeremy K. Hoke of
Sheffield, England, Joseph R. Hoke of New Cumberland and Shavanna
Hernandez of Harrisburg; and six great-grandchildren: Maddie and
Harry Hoke of Sheffield, England, Kylin and Aaliyah Hoke of
Shiremanstown and Rashona and Anthony Johnson of Harrisburg. She
also is survived by a sister Dorothy Hoke of Millersburg; brother
Billy Hoke of Elizabethville; and many neices and nephews.
Sarah will be missed greatly by her family. Rest in Peace Mom.
memorial service will be held for Sarah Feidt at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 21 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg.
Inurnment will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in
Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc. in Millersburg is handling the
To sign the online guest book for Sarah Feidt, please visit
is a paid obituary
Katherine J. Keiter
WILLIAMSTOWN • Katherine J. Keiter, age 65, died June 13 at
Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
She was born Dec. 14, 1952, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late
Harry Gregory and Arlene Paul.
She retired from the former Susquehanna Lutheran Village as a
nurse’s aid. She also had worked in the past for the former Lebro
Shirt Factory, Tower Sales and Michael's Foods.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Stephen Keiter; two
daughters, Trudy Sechler of York and Donna Watkeys of Wilkes-Barre;
two brothers, Robert Browning Jr of Halifax and Donald Paul of
Lebanon; two sisters, Charlotte Klinger of Halifax and Sandra Paul
of Topton; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at
Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville. Visitation will be
held from 10-11 a.m.
Burial will be in Spring Grove “Fetterhoffs” Cemetery, Halifax.
Contributions may be made to American Stroke Association National
Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or
To sign the online guest book, visit
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. • Ronald E. Buffington, 74, died Dec. 7, 2017, in
Delray Beach, Fla. He was the son of the late Edwin and Sally
Buffington of Elizabethville.
He is survived by his wife Naomi in Delray Beach, Fla.; and his son
Ronald K. Buffington (Julie) in Charlotte, N.C.; and grandchildren
Campbell and Marley. He was predeceased by his daughter Lorelea in
2005. He also is survived by five stepchildren; 17 grandchildren;
and 4 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include sisters Jean
Weaver (Fred), Elizabethville and Elma Umholtz, Mt. Joy; and brother
Dennis Buffington (Anna Carol), Centre Hall, Pa.
Ronald graduated from Upper Dauphin High School in 1961. He
graduated from Penn State, Virginia Tech Institute and Michigan
State University with Ph.D. in dairy science. Ronald had worked with
animals all his life and was devoted to the betterment of animal
feed and animal health on a natural basis. Employment included
Virginia Tech University, Curtiss Candy, Select Sires and Conklin
memorial service was held on April 7 in Statesville, N.C. A
graveside burial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23
at David’s Community Bible Church Cemetery in Killinger.
is a paid obituary
TOWER CITY • Mary Lou Wolfe, 90, formerly of West Virginia, died
June 15 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Marion County, W. Va., a daughter of
the late Roy and Hattie Kyle Metz.
She was retired from Company Store, No. 9, Coal Mine, W. Va. and
Westinghouse, Fairmount, W. Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Wolfe Sr; two sons,
Philip Wolfe Jr. and and Thomas Wolfe; three brothers; and a sister.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Lou Satterfield of LeBlond,
Ohio; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of
To sign the guest book, visit