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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.

Esther M. Lentz

HALIFAX •  Esther M. Lentz, age 92, formerly of Matamoras, passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Colonial Park Care Center.

She was born in Matamoras on July 4, 1925, the daughter of Ira and Mary (Graff) Kulp.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters Blanche Litehizer and Marion Minnich, brothers Ira John Kulp and Raymond Whittaker.

At Esther’s direction, graveside services were held Oct. 12 at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Donations can be made to Grane Hospice, 4 Lemoyne Dr., Suite 201, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

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

This is a paid obituary

Steve L. Shrawder

DALMATIA • Steve L. Shrawder, age 61, of 338 River Rd., passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Harrisburg, the son of the late Charles Shrawder and Virginia Heckert Shrawder, who survives him. Steve was a field technician for BS&T Labs in Liverpool and prior to that worked at Shaffer Trucking and Glenmoore Trucking.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife Becky; his children: Jennifer Frederick (Raymond), Jeremy Shrawder (Nicole), RC Shrawder (Danielle) and Neil Chaske; 10 grandchildren: Jeffrey Stamm (Jessica), Barbara Jean Frederick, Chloe Snyder, Brianna Shrawder, Tyler Taschek, Mia Shrawder, Kylee Shrawder, Damian Shrawder, Jaxon Shrawder, and Luke Shrawder; siblings: Scott Shrawder, Curtis Shrawder, Tom Shrawder, Eric Shrawder, Sonya Clayton and Charles Shrawder; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Donations can be sent to Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, 118 S Market St., Millersburg, PA 17061. To sign the guest book, go to

This is a paid obituary

Robert Stewart Michael

MILLERSBURG • Robert Stewart Michael, age 88, of Millersburg, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Millersburg.

He was born in Millersburg, the son of the late Boyd “Abe” and Mary Hoke Michael.

“Bob” retired from the U.S. Army in 1969 with 20 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking and going for rides in the country.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Richard, Hubert, Donald, John (Jack) and William.

Surviving is a sister Dharyls Blasser of Millersburg, and many nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to the Millersburg Ferryboat Association, P.O. Box 93, Millersburg, PA 17061.

Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. To sign the guestbook, go to

This is a paid obituary

Romaine K. Forney

GRANTVILLE • Romaine K. Forney, age 79, of Grantville, and formerly of Elizabethville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at her residence.

She was born in Ashland, Pa., the daughter of the late Roy and Beatrice Wolfgang Schlegel. Romaine was a retired LPN at the Kepler Center in Elizabethville.

She enjoyed shopping, spending time with her family and going to yard sales.

She was the widow of William Forney and Charles Greider and also preceded in death by a brother Larry Schlegel.

Surviving are three daughters: Robin Schorr, Rhonda Hoffman and Tammy Wiest; a son Bruce Hoffman; two brothers William Schlegel and James Schlegel; one sister Ruby Boyer; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her dog Bella.

Services were held Oct. 16 at the Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011. To sign the guest book, go to

This is a paid obituary

Ernest L. Lowe

NAPLES, Fla. • Ernest L. “Ernie” Lowe, husband, father, Papa and dear friend to many, passed away Oct. 11, 2017, with his family by his side. Ernie was born in Buffalo Township, Perry County, Pa., Sept. 24, 1936, the son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Miller) Lowe. In 1965, he married the true love of his lifetime, Barbara (Harne) Lowe.

Ernie was a 1954 graduate of Swatara Township High School. Following graduation, he began what would be a 48-year-career in the banking industry with Harrisburg National Bank and Trust Co. in Harrisburg, Pa. When he retired in 2002, Ernie was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Community Banks, Inc., and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of its subsidiary bank in Millersburg, Pa.

Over the course of his professional career, Ernie served on the boards of numerous civic and service organizations, committees of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association and other trade groups. He was also a founding director and past chairman of the Third Federal Reserve District Automated Clearing House in Philadelphia, Pa.

Outside of the boardroom, Ernie was passionate about the game of golf, Penn State football and his martinis (3 olives and a twist of lemon). And no one in Central Pennsylvania could tell a better story. Above all, however, Ernie loved spending time with his family – best friend and wife Barbara, daughter Diane (Crosby) and her husband Matt Crosby of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and his two beloved grandchildren Alexandra and Jack and dog Fluffy, whom he cherished.

He was preceded in death by son Michael E. Lowe, brother Chester A. Lowe, and sister Jeanette A. Witmer.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Homeland Center Nursing Home, 1901 N. Fifth St., Harrisburg, PA 17102, or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Pennsylvania, 101 Erford Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg. To send condolences, go to

This is a paid obituary



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