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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, 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.

Andrew E. Lentz

MILLERSBURG • Andrew E. Lentz, 65, died July 9 at his home

He was born on January 14, 1949 a son of Ruth Lentz and the late Senator William Lentz.

He was a graduate of Millersburg High School and Harrisburg Area Community College.

He served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Vietnamese linguist. Following his discharge he was employed by the PA Dept of Revenue then spent several years working in retail.

He was a lifelong member of Grace U.M. Church Millersburg.

He is survived by his mother; two brothers, James of Salt Lake City, Utah and William of McAlisterville; two nephews and a niece; and 12 great-nephews and nieces.

There will be no services.

Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to Grace UM Church, 982 Medical Rd., Millersburg, 17061.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg is handling the arrangements.

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Helen M. Ney

SOUTH BEAVER TWP. • Helen M. Ney, 92, died July 12 at the Lakeview Personal Care Home, South Beaver Twp.

She was born October 12, 1921 in Hegins, a daughter of the late Harl and Tillie Schwartz Huntzinger.

She was a member of CUP Evangelical Church, Chippewa.  She was a homemaker, a member of the Chippewa Women’s Club, Chippewa Senior Citizens, Chippewa Grange, and had belonged to a card club for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Ney and two brothers, Harvey and Irvin Huntzinger.

She is survived by a son, Earl Ney of Chippewa Township; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and a great-great-grandson.

Friends were received July 15 at the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, Beaver Falls.

An additional visitation and funeral service was held July 17 at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. 

Interment followed in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Hegins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Fredrick E. Bennetch

MARYSVILLE • Pastor Frederick E. Bennetch, 83, died July 8 surrounded by family and friends at the Holy Spirit Hospital. 

He was born December 15, 1930 in Rehrersburg, a son of the late David S. and Florence Hostetter Bennetch. 

He was a Pastor in the United Methodist Church for 37 years.  He served at Zion Church in Ludington, Michigan, also Emmanuel and Zion Churches in the Shamokin and Trevorton areas, Hebron in Millersburg and Wesley in Marysville, also part-time in the Wellsville Charge and at Emmanuel in Enola. 

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou Ruegsegger Bennetch; a son, David Bennetch of Mechanicsburg; and a grandson.

 He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen  Bennetch  and five brothers, Donald; John; Richard; Robert; and George Bennetch. 

Services were held July 14 in the Wesley United Methodist Church, Marysville. 

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville. 

Arrangements are entrusted to the Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 450 Sylvan Street, Marysville, 17053 or World Vision at

Donna Lee Underkoffler Minck

COOKE TWP. • Donna Lee Underkoffler Minck, of Cooke Township, Cumberland County, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 surrounded by her family at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. 

Born October 24, 1955, in Millersburg, PA. she was the daughter of Florence and the late Donald Underkoffler.  Her survivors include her husband, Robert D. Minck, Cooke Township, her daughter, Michele Fox, and son-in-law, Christopher Fox, of Apollo PA, and son Erik Minck, Newville, PA, and her greatest joys, grandchildren, Carter and Madison Fox, and Shannon Gehman, Palmyra, PA.  She also is survived by a sister, Shari Darling, brother –in-law Robert Darling, MD, and nieces Natalia, Katrina and Brianna, of Ashburn, VA, as well as numerous extended family members in the Millersburg PA area and beyond.

Donna graduated from Millersburg High School in 1973, and earned degrees as a para-legal from HACC in 1986, and as a Veterinarian Technician, from St Petersburg College, FL in 2004. 

She especially loved working with children and animals, and had been a children’s pottery instructor at the Mechanicsburg Art Center, and was employed as a Vet Tech at Boiling Springs Animal Hospital until her retirement.  She also was a skilled seamstress and quilt-maker, and an avid reader.

A memorial service will be held at Davids Community Bible Church, Millersburg, PA, Monday July 21, at 11AM.  There will be no viewing or funeral. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Donna's name to the American Diabetes Association.

This is a paid obituary

Dorothy A. Herb

LYKENS • Dorothy A. Herb, 74, died July 16 at the Kepler Home,  Elizabethville. 

She was born January 3, 1940 in Lykens, a daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Shiley Buffington.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lee  Herb; a sister, Diane Jones; and a great grandson.  

She is survived by three sons; Randy Herb of Lykens, Guy Herb of Sunbury and Jeffrey Herb; a brother, Terry Buffington; and two sisters, Nancy Ward and Linda Baldwin. 

Graveside services were held July 21 at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax,

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

Nevin C. Snyder

HARRISBURG • Nevin C. Snyder, died July 8 at Spring Creek Rehab, Harrisburg.

He was a son of the late Nevin and Esther Snyder, formerly of Halifax.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Esther Strohecker; and a daughter, Melissa Andre.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Snyder; two sons, Kevin and Thomas Snyder; and seven grandchildren.

Donald E. Michael

MILLERSBURG •  Donald E. Michael, 91, died July 18 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

He was born in Dalmatia, a son of the late Boyd and Mary Hoke Michael.

He was a decorated veteran of WWII and Korea, receiving a Purple Heart and WWII Victory Medal.

He retired from Hickok, Harrisburg and was a member of David's Community Bible Church, Killinger.

He was the widower of Arlene Werdt Michael and was also preceded in death by his brothers; Richard, Hubert and William; as well as a grandson.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna Baker; two brothers, Robert and John; a sister, Dharyls Blasser, all of Millersburg;  and a granddaughter.

Services were held July 22 at Davids Community Bible Church, Killinger. A burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

Donations can be made to his church at 1072 Route 25 Millersburg 17061.

Arrangements were handled by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg.

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Eliza E. Fleisher


Eliza E. Fleisher, 92, died July 19 at her son's home in Pine Grove.

She was born November 4, 1921 in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Harry and Anna Rosney Tibbens.

She attended the Trinity E.C. Church, Fishing Creek and was also active with the Fishing Creek Community Club.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; a son Richard, Jr.; a brother, Nicholas Tibbens; and a step brother, Thomas Rosney.

She is survived by two sons, Donald Fleisher  of Mesa, Arizona and David Fleisher of Pine Grove; a sister, Annabell Fisher of Fishing Creek;  six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren,  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., Tower City.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel. 

Burial will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. 

In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg  17110.  

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