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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.

Richard W. White, D.C.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. • Richard W. White, D.C., 100, died Oct. 15.

He was a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.

He was a long-time chiropractor in Millersburg from 1939 to 1988,

He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and active in several other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Kathryn Martin White.

He is survived by his children, Margaret “Peggy” Bing, Nicholas and Peter; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, in the summer of 2017.

Heidi Ann Harris

TOWER CITY • Heidi Ann Harris, 37, died Oct. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the daughter of J. Michael and Linda Shutt Ingream of Tower City.

She was a graduate of Williams Valley High School.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Harris; a son, Corey Engle at home; a stepson, Greg Harris of Dornsife; a sister, Deanna Webb of Bainbridge; a brother, Michael Ingream of Tower City; a niece; a nephew; and a great nephew.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon from the Crossroads of Life Apostolic Church, Elizabethville.  

Contributions may be made to Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.,  644 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980 to help with expenses.

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Dorothy E. Weaver

MILLERSBURG • Dorothy E. Weaver, age 84, a resident at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.

She was born in Hickory Corners, the daughter of the late Charles and Gertie Lehman. She was the widow of Warren Weaver Sr.

She retired from the former Kinney shoe factory and was a lifetime member of VFW No. 5507 Auxiliary.

Surviving are four sons: Yohann and his wife Liz of Millersburg, Karl and his wife Shelly of Elizabethville, Charles and his wife Mary of Millersburg and Warren Jr. and his wife Barb of West Virginia; two brothers, Bruce Lehman and Marvin Lehman; two sisters, Betty Hepner and Marjorie Klinger; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter Debbie; siblings: Kermit, Kenneth, Anna and Thelma; and two grandsons.

Memorial services were held Oct. 21. Inurnment was in Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to Millersburg VFW No. 5507, Route 147, Millersburg, PA 17061.

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James P. Flynn

WILLIAMSTOWN • James P. Flynn, 66, died Oct. 17 in Williamstown.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Lykens, a son of the late John Sr. and Alma Buggy Flynn.

He was 1968 graduate of Williams Valley High School. 

He was also a U.S. Air Force National Guard veteran serving from 1968-75.

He retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation.

He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown; a member of the Williamstown American Legion; Williamstown V.F.W.; and the Liberty Hose Company No. 1, Williamstown.

He is survived by two daughters, Angie and Tara;  a granddaughter; and a brother, Jack Flynn; a sister, Marie Jobe, both of Williamstown; a niece and two nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 21 from Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Williamstown. 

Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to the Williamstown American Legion, 123 W. Market Street, Williamstown PA 17098.   

Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. 

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Miles F. P. Kott

ENHAUT • Miles F. P. Kott, 81, of Enhaut, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born on June 1, 1935, in Pottsville, to the late Miles J. and Violet M. (Zigmund) Kott of Lykens.

Miles was a graduate from Lykens High School where he excelled in sports and played piano and saxophone in the orchestra. He also started his own band at the age of 16, where he played piano, keyboard and banjo. Miles later went to work for Penn-Reading Railroad as a brakeman and conductor.

Music, dancing and flea markets were some of his favorite loves; and he was an avid gardener.

Surviving are son Miles; daughter Erica; grandchildren: Louis, Marisa, Antoinette, Andrew, Tiffany; great-grandson Jordon; siblings: Marie (Frank) of Newark, Del., Colleen (Mike) of Gainesville, Fla., Jim of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jerry of Hellertown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Including his parents, also preceding him in death is son Steven; and granddaughter Amanda.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 815 S. Second Street, Steelton, PA 17113. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

Special thanks to the staff at Harrisburg Hospital; Hershey Medical Center; clergy, doctors, respiratory therapists and his nurse Lauren; and Rhonda, his Compassionate Care nurse.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association at or Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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Esther Irene Bogar

HERNDON • Esther Irene Bogar, 83, died Oct. 19 at Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Twp.

She was born March 19, 1933, in Herndon a daughter of the late Doddy and Max Bogar.

She was a graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School.

She was employed in the corporate office of Weis Markets for many years.

She was a member of Lower Northumberland County Senior Action Center, Herndon.

She is survived by several cousins.

Private graveside services will be held at a later time at the Herndon Cemetery.

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

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Eileen N. Adolph

CORYDON, Ind. •  After an amazing life of 95 years, Eileen has passed out of our lives and onto the next great adventure. She passed peacefully on September 19, 2016. She was 44 days shy of her 96th year.

Eileen was born Nov. 2, 1920, the first child of Lester and Hattie Enders. She grew up surrounded by her German heritage on a farm near Enders, Pa. She loved attending the annual Enders reunion. Her final reunion was in 2012 when she had the most descendants present.

She attended a one-room schoolhouse for many years before graduating from Halifax High School in 1938. She then struck out on her own, graduating from Central Pennsylvania Business School before moving to Washington, D.C. during World War II. She worked in the safety section for the Department of Defense. It was there that the most important chance meeting of her life would take place. 

Army Sergeant George Adolph walked into a small café where Eileen was relaxing. He was expecting to meet a blind date, but the woman never showed up. Conversation started between the two and the rest, as they say, is history.  They were married Sept. 15, 1944.

After the war, the young couple was determined to have a place of their own. They settled near Crandall, Ind., at an 86-acre farm they named Four Winds. Eileen was a hands-on woman and worked the farm while raising three daughters. She took on more responsibility when George took a job near Chicago which kept him away from the farm through the week. Eileen often said that all the hard work was her secret to a long life.

She strongly believed in the right to vote. She was a Precinct Committee volunteer for years. As was the custom of the day, she went into homes of new voters to register them and helped others with absentee ballots. She was a poll worker for many years before voting machines. This involved staying late in the night counting ballots by hand. She took pride in voting in every election. 

She was the keeper of important things. She kept every letter that was written to her and wrote in her journal almost every day. She kept family scrapbooks and photo albums up to date of not only her Indiana family, but her Pennsylvania family as well.

Eileen was a woman of great faith. She was an active member of Crandall United Methodist Church for decades.

After 60 years on the farm, she decided to move closer to her daughter and son-in-law, Georgeen and Bob Thompson. She had neighbors for the first time in her life and thrived in her new neighborhood. She was fortunate to be able to stay in her own home until the last nine days of her life. 

Eileen was preceded in death by her beloved husband George and her sister Evie Urich of York, Pa.

She is survived by her daughters Elaine Jackson, Leta Kranbuhl and Georgeen Thompson. She had seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Eileen is survived by her siblings in Pennsylvania: Paul Enders of Halifax, Robert Enders (Judy), of Enola and Myra Hoffman of Millersburg;  many wonderful nieces, nephews and dear friend Gladys Sweigard. 

After a celebration of life, she was laid to rest beside her husband on Sept. 23, 2016 at Bethlehem Cemetery near Crandall, Indiana. 

What a blessing she was!

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Timothy C. Newman

MILLERSBURG • Timothy C. Newman, 60, died  Oct. 21, 2016 at his residence.

He was born May 2, 1956,  in Harrisburg, a son of Leona Moncuse and the late James Newman.

Timothy is survived by his mother; three brothers: Kenneth Newman, Dave Strine and Robert Strine.

Services will be held at a later date.

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

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Irene L. Bloch

PALMYRA • Irene L Bloch 84, formerly of Hegins, died Oct. 21 at Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman.

She was born March 30, 1932, in Pitman, a daughter of the late Millard and Margaret Snyder Snyder.

She was employed in area garment factories and had also worked at Twin Valley Farmers Exchange prior to her retirement.

She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Hegins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Bloch; an infant son, Dennis Bloch; a great-grandson, Cody Whitman; a brother. Millard “Mike” Snyder Jr; and two sisters, Betty Lenker and Helen Barry.

She is survived by a son, Brian Bloch of Palmyra; two grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; a sister, Larae Hill of New Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Hegins.

Contributions may be made to Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 200 Taylorsville Mountain Road, Pitman PA 17964.

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Joan Kathleen Zerbe

NORTHUMBERLAND • Joan Kathleen Zerbe, 82, formerly of Herndon, died Oct. 22 at Nottingham Village Heather Court Apartments. 

She was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Daisy and Samuel  Treon.

She graduated from Mahanoy-Joint High School. 

She  was employed briefly at Johnson and Bailey Shoe Company and then began working for her father as a secretary at Treon's Insurance Agency, which she and her husband took over.  

She was a member of Himmel’s Church, Rebuck.  She also was a member and past Noble Grand of the Idella Rebekah Lodge 58 of Dornsife and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Zerbe.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Services will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Himmel’s Church, Dornsife. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. The Rebekah Lodge will conduct their service at 10:50 a.m.  

Burial will follow in Himmel’s Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to Himmel’s Church, 107 Covered Bridge Road, Dornisfe, PA  17823

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

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Owen James Erdman

MILLERSBURG • Owen James Erdman, 48, of  Huntz Road,  passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2016  at home.

He was the son of Ronald and Linda (Hoy) Erdman.

He was the widower of Michelle M. (Uhler) Erdman.

He was the owner / operator of D & S Recycling, Millersburg. He had helped with the Millersburg Ambulance in the past and enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his parents; two sons, Tyler and Braxton; grandson, Damien; and two brothers, Michael and Ronald Erdman.

 There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016  at 11 a.m. at Grace U.M. Church,  Millersburg.   Visitation starting at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Millersburg Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 72, Millersburg, PA 17061

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Millersburg, handled the arrangements.

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