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SENTINEL GUIDELINES: 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

  • 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.

Rosie Kelly

FORT PIERCE, Fla. • Spunky Rosie Kelly’s heart gave out at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce, Florida, on October 10. It had been used well throughout her life.  She and her beloved husband Bobby reached out to the vulnerable, opening their door to those in crisis and those without friends. During her midlife career as a public health nurse to mothers and children, she did far more than provide medical advice and immunizations. She tirelessly searched out opportunities for her patients to reenter school and the workforce and for their children to receive all the available resources they needed to succeed.  After her retirement, she tutored adults to prepare them for their GED test and later in life delivered library books to shut-ins.

Spunk, however, is made of stronger stuff than a big heart. Rosie was always willing to go to battle, whether against the ragweed in the field behind her house, which she attempted to burn down to protect her daughter Mary and son Pat from hay fever (a special thanks to the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department for snuffing that out) or against the tendencies of schools of the 50’s and 60’s to label children and restrict their opportunities based on their IQ’s (this may be a disclosure that some of us were not as brilliant as we or she thought). Well into her eighties, she spoke up against war, environmental hazards, intolerance, and injustice. Her dining room table was more often used as a research center for whatever cause she was undertaking than Sunday dinner.  The envelopes enclosing junk mail were covered with notes that only she could read.

Rosie’s spunk was most apparent, though, as she faced a diminishing memory. Early on in her disease, she reassured her children that Alzheimer’s was nothing to fear. In fact, it had its good points, compelling her to live in the moment while it erased any anger or resentment she had once harbored. Although she forgot names, she continued to reach out to people, to express her affection and gratitude. She entertained herself with books that she restarted every day and even wrote a few letters to the editor.  When memory failed, Rosie looked at the ever-changing sky, and when her vision failed, she scrutinized a hibiscus held within her hand. To the very end of her days, she continued with her big ideas—bringing forest rangers into the area to clean up the brush and marry the area’s spinsters, finding a place where all could be happy…

Those of you who wish to celebrate Rosie’s life may join the 49 1/2 members of her family for an 11:30 funeral mass at St. Bernard’s Church in Mt. Lebanon on November 15. Please share some of your own memories with the family at a luncheon at Buon Giorno Café at 6 Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh,  following the graveside service at the Allegheny Cemetery on Butler Street in Bloomfield.

Rosie wanted to make a difference even after her death. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Dauphin County Library System, 101 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (for online donations: or Treasure Coast Hospice, 5090 NW Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 (for online donations:

This is a paid obituary

Cole E. Long

MECHANICSBURG •  Cole E. Long, formerly of Lykens, died Oct. 22 at Holy Spirit Hospital. 

He was born Dec. 10, 1955, a son of the late Edward and Jean Shutt Long.

He is survived by a companion, Lisa Strohecker; a son, Cole Long; and a sister, Luann. 

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. from the John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m.  

John H. Klase

LYKENS • John H. Klase died Oct. 21 at his residence.

He was born June 26, 1952 in Ashland, a son of  the late Harry and Zella Tobias Klase.

He was a graduate of Williams Valley High School. 

He is survived by two sisters, Nancy Lundmark of Northampton and Ruth Lucas of Lykens; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Oct. 24  at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Gratz. 

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

Arlene I. Lucas

PINE GROVE • Arlene I. Lucas, 80, formerly of Joliett, died Oct. 18 at Tremont Health and Rehab.

She was born Dec. 18, 1933 in Pine Grove, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Weaber Maidenford.

She retired from the garment industry.

She was of the Lutheran Faith.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Eugene Guella and Lewis Lucas; four sisters: Pauline Keefer, Shirley Miller, Ruth Rumberger and Maryann Sattizahn; and three brothers, Henry, Dennis and infant Robert Maidenford.

She is survived by a son, Stephen  Smith of S.C.; three brothers: Eugene, Albert and Thomas Maidenford, all of Pine Grove; a sister, Dorothy Wesner of Colo.; and  several nieces and nephews.

Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 101 W. Frack Street, Frackville 17931.

Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tower City. was in charge of arrangements.  

To sign the online guest book, visit

Daniel B. Miller

WILLIAMSTOWN • Daniel B. Miller, 87, died Oct. 22 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

He was born Nov. 14, 1927 in Williamstown, a son of the late Arthur and Bess Braucht Miller.

He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriette Horowitz Miller.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Frymer of N.J. and Donna Beers of California; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held. 

Burial will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.  

Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit   

James F. Bowman

LYKENS • James F. Bowman died Oct. 23 at his residence. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Tower City, a son of the late Franklin and Verna Wolfgang Bowman.

He was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

He was a retired mechanic from Indiantown Gap.

He was a member of the Lykens American Legion Post 124; Tower City Moose; and The Gratz VFW.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Faust Bowman. 

He is survived by two sons, Larry Bowman of Lykens and Dennis of Elizabethville; a daughter, Carol Ann Deiter of Hershey; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.

Memorial services with military honors will be held Wednesday Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill 17011.

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

Earl Barry Mundorf

EAST WATERFORD • Earl Barry Mundorf, 72, died Oct. 7 at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 7, 1942, a son of the late Earl and Corrine Mundorf of Halifax.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marsha Myers.

He is survived by his wife, Devlyn Frey Mundorf; four children: Barry, Jason, Stacy and Lisa; two stepchildren, Michael and Thomas; several grandchildren; and three siblings: Beverly Kulisch of Harrisburg, Jane Howard of Middletown and Richard Mundorf of Halifax.

A private memorial service was held at his residence.

Grace J. Hollenbush

LYKENS • Grace J. Hollenbush died Oct. 23 at Rattling Creek Apartments.

She was born May 30, 1940 in Schuylkill Haven, a daughter of the late Michael and Doris Wisner Culley.

No services are scheduled at this time.

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

Ruth E. Phillips

PILLOW • Ruth E. Phillips, 65, died  Oct. 23 at Sun Home Hospice Care Center, Sunbury.

She was born Jan. 31, 1949 in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Dallas and Thelma Schadle Miller.

She was employed for many years for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of Salem Zion Church, Pillow.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Phillips; a daughter, Stacy Sheads; two brothers, Roy Miller and Dale Reynolds; a sister, Ruby Kissinger; and a grandson.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at the James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

To sign the online guest book or to post a picture, visit

Rosie E. George

LAKELAND, Fla. • Rosie E. George, formerly of Millersburg, died Oct. 11.

She was born Oct. 28, 1928 in Urban.

She is survived by a son, Bobby George; a daughter, Darlene Stockman; and three grandchildren.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Eleanor M. Williard

LYKENS • Eleanor M. Williard, formerly of Lykens, died Oct. 26 at Harrisburg Hospital. 

She was born July 29, 1921 in Lykens, a daughter of the late Charles and Irma Lembauch Clark.

She was a member of St. Christopher Lutheran Church Lykens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. “Skinny” Williard; two sons; Robert and James and two daughters; Jean and Gail.     

She is survived by a son; Ray Williard of Millersburg; two daughters, Dawn Aucker of Orangeville and Jill Small of Waynesboro, 23 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. from St. Christopher Lutheran Church, Lykens. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz. 

Contributions may be made to her church, 635 N. Second Street, Lykens 17048. 

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


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