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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 news@sentinelnow.com, 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.


Arlene C. Dinger

HEGINS • Arlene C Dinger, 92, died Oct. 12, at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born Sept. 5, 1922 in Hebe, a daughter of the late Ramsey and Sallie Smeltz Boyer.

She was a seamstress at the former Hegins Mfg. Company prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins, where she was a member of WELCA, had taught Sunday School, and was in charge of the Cradle Roll; and also was a member of the Hegins Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Dinger; a son, Norman Dinger; three brothers, Ronald Boyer, John Boyer and Derl Boyer; and by three sisters, Mary Schade, Mabel Klinger and Yvonne Dreibelbis.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Savidge of Mechanicsburg; a son, Dennis Dinger of Harrisburg;  three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Elwyn Boyer of Millersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Oct. 17 at Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Contributions may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 375,  Hegins 17938.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.buffingtonreed.com

Hazel A. Snody

HALIFAX •  Hazel A. Snody, 96, died Oct. 12 at her residence.

She was born in Northumberland, a daughter of the late William and Lizzie Rebuck Hoch.

She retired from the former Muskin Shoe Co.

She was a member of American Legion No. 326 Ladies Auxillary; and TRW Pioneer Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Snody; a brother, Paul Hoch; a sister, Mildred Hoch; and a stepbrother, Ervin Troutman.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Mulitsch of Millersburg; a son, Robert Matter of York; a stepdaughter, Deb Lebo of Halifax; two sisters, Evelyn Bonawitz and Burnice Ulrich, both of Selinsgrove; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Carrie E. Autry

WICONISCO • Carrie E. Autry died Oct. 11 at her son’s residence in Enola. 

She was born Sept. 16, 1933 in Williams Twp, a daughter of the late William and Carrie Shiley Robson. 

She was a 1951 graduate of the former Williamstown High School. 

She was preceded in death by a son, David Autry.  

She is survived by her husband, John Autry; two  sons, John Autry Jr. and William Autry Sr.; two daughters, Heidi Swanger and Holly Autry; a brother, George Robson; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. 

Graveside services were held Oct. 17 at Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco.

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

Harold I. “Bud” Clouser

ASHLAND • Harold I. “Bud” Clouser, 75, died Oct. 14 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 26, 1939 in Barry Twp., a son of the late Irvin and Martha  Kessler Clouser.

He was a 1957 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and a graduate of the Quaker City School of  Aeronautics, Philadelphia.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Ky.

He was an aircraft mechanic at Wings Field, Norristown; was the airport manager at the Schuylkill County Airport; and retired as a maintenance employee at the Coal Twp. State Correctional Institute. He was a commercial pilot, a licensed aviation mechanic, a flight instructor, and an aviation inspector. He was the pilot for former Gov. Casey during his campaign trail.

He was a member of Barry Salem United Methodist Church, Weishample.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ruby Dietrich Clouser; a daughter, Lori Klinger of Sacramento; a son, Kevin Clouser of Ashland; five grandchildren; two sisters, Anona Clouser of Ashland and Grace Stutzman of Hegins; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Oct. 18 at Barry Salem United Methodist Church, Weishample.

Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Weishample.

Contributions may be made to the cure of progressive supernuclear palsy at curepsp.org or by mail at Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium MD 21093.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.buffingtonreed.com

Lynn M. Sheesley

MILLESBURG • Lynn Marie Sheesley, 66, of the Manor at Susquehanna Village, died Oct. 8 at Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born Feb. 16, 1948, a daughter of  Katherine Sovich Craig and the late Charles Zimmerman. 

She was a graduate of the former Wiconisco High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College.

She is survived by her mother; a son, Darryn Reed of Tower City; three daughters, Dana Reed and Jennifer Miller, both of Halifax and  Erin Cordero of Elizabethtown; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time. 

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

Orpha A. Harris

MILLERSBURG • Orpha A. Harris, 98, formerly of Lykens Twp., died  Oct. 14 at the Manor at  Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

She was born July 8, 1916 in Gratz, a daughter of the late Ann and Samuel Stroup.

She was a member of  St. Peters United Church of Christ, Lykens Twp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John  Harris; and a sister, Ruth Ney.

She is survived by two sons, Neal Harris of Elizabethville and Lynn Harris of Herndon; a brother, Mark Stroup of Gratz; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 17 at St. Peters United Church of Christ, Lykens Twp.

Burial was in Saint Peter’s Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to her church.

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

To sign the online guest book, or to post a picture, visit www.reedfh.com

Paul E. Davidson

MIDDLETOWN • Paul E. Davidson, 79, died Oct. 16 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 28, 1934 in Nanty Glo, a son of the late William and Edna Lambing Davidson.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during Korea and Vietnam Wars on the US Mississippi and Soley 707.

He was a retired car salesman.

He was a member of the 29th Street United Methodist Church, Harrisburg.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Faith Bixler Davidson; his children: Jill Ruby of Middletown, Brian Davidson of Wormleysburg,  Marylee Davidson of Detroit and Robert Davidson of Nanty Glo; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Margaret Davidson.

Services were held Oct. 18 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City.

Burial with military honors was in Fairview Cemetery, Muir. 

Contributions may be made to 29th Street United Methodist Church, 750 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg 17111.  

To sign the online guest book, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

Roger A. Dobson

DALMATIA • Roger A. Dobson, 68, died Oct. 15 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 27, 1946 in Herndon, a son of the late Andrew and Elsie Michael Dobson.

He worked as  a machinist at Creative Play Things and a  heavy equipment operator at a quarry in York.

He was a member of the Herndon Fire Company.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Dobson.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa  Brosius Dobson; three sons: Roger Dobson Jr. of Shamokin and Jason Wendt and Jeremy Wendt, both of Dalmatia; four grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Mull and Rita Dobson, both of Dornsife; and two brothers, Gary Dobson of Dornsife and Scott Dobson of N.C.

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Herndon Cemetery, Herndon.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown 18109 or American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd 19004.

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

To sign the online guest book, visit www.srrfh.com

Frances C. Miller

LENKERVILLE • Frances C. Miller, 91 , died Oct. 16 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

She was born March 10, 1923 in Berrysburg, a daughter of the late Guy and Iva Sultzbaugh Beard.

She had worked in the past for the former Ned Rich factory, Elizabethville; and Seal Glove, Millersburg.

She was a member of David’s Community Bible Church, Millersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle “Jim” Miller.

She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Miller of Millersburg; a sister, Viola Romberger of Millersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Sweitzers Memorial Cemetery, Berrysburg.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.hbfuneralhomes.com

Dale E. Schylaske

TOWER CITY • Dale E. Schylaske, 66, died Oct. 16 at Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

He was born March 21, 1948 in Reinerton, a son of the late Harold and Alice Deeter Schylaske.

He was a 1966 graduate of Williams Valley High School.  

He was a National Guard veteran of the Vietnam Era.

He was retired from TYCO, Tower City and Lickdale.

He was a member of Tremont Lodge, F&AM, 482; a member of the Broad Mountain Hunting Club; Orwin Gun Club; and was a past commander of the Tower City American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Chester Schylaske.

Following his wishes there will be no services. No flowers please.  

Contributions may be made to the Tri-Valley Relay for Life, c/o The Citizen Standard Newspaper, 104 W. Main Street, Valley View 17983 Attn: Rebecca Zemencik.

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

To sign the online guest book, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com

Bruce S. Wiley

HARRISBURG • Bruce S. Wiley died Oct. 17. 

He was born May 7, 1980 in Harrisburg, a son of Kelly Rothermel and the late Bruce Wiley Sr.

He was a graduate of Williams Valley High School. 

He is survived by a daughter, Sabrena Wiley, his mother, Kelly Rothermel and stepfather, Kevin Kemrer; a sister, Jenell Spangler; and a brother, Kevin Kemrer.

No services are scheduled at this time. 

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

Jolisa Marie “Little Jo” Roadcap

NEWVILLE • Jolisa Marie "Little Jo" Roadcap , 21 , of East Main Street, and formerly of Halifax, passed away Friday, October 17th, 2014 due to a motor vehicle accident on Route 233 near Centerville Road.

She was born April 8, 1993 in Harrisburg. She was a 2011 Graduate of the Halifax High School.

She was a certified groomer and had worked at Pet Smart, Chambersburg and also a former cashier at Walmart, Shippensburg and BG's , Millersburg.

She currently worked as a model for Rare Toys Studio, Carlisle.

Survivors include her father, Joseph A. Roadcap and Fiance, Denise Earle, Pensacola, FL; Mother Mindy L. and husband Robert Bitner, Enola; Sister, Jaclyn K. and husband Brandon Erdman, and Nephew, Darryn Erdman all of Halifax; Paternal Grandparents, Leonard and Mary Joanne Roadcap, Halifax; Maternal Grandparents, Glenn and Rose Morgan, Millersburg; Step-Grandparents, Robert C. Jr. and Anna Bitner, Harrisburg. Her Fiance, Bryan Mansell, Newville.

There will be a visitation at David's Community Bible Church, Killinger on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 9-11 AM. Services starting at 11 with Rev. Allen Briggs officating. Burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Memorial Donations can be made to PAWS of PA, P.O. Box 855, Camp Hill, PA 17001

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

Please sign the online register book at www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Dawn M. Umholtz

MILTON • Dawn M. Umholtz, 67, died Oct. 19at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born Sept. 18, 1947 in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late J. Neil  and Betty Sampsell VanBuskirk.

She is survived by her husband, George Umholtz Jr. of Milton; a son, Kurt Umholtz of Milton; a daughter, Jennifer Walls of Milton; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. 

Burial will be in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz.

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

To sign the online guest book or to post a picture, visit www.reedfh.com 

 



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