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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.

Catherine E. Moody

ANNVILLE • Catherine E. Moody, 92, of Annville, died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Countryside Christian Community.

She was born Tuesday, March 10, 1925, to the late Nicholas Strangarity and Catherine Strangarity nee Greish in Lebanon.

She was a member of Catholic Church of St. Cecilia. She was a member of the Lebanon County Historical Society. Catherine also enjoyed gardening and baking.

Surviving are children Catherine L. spouse of James Demler, Crestview, Fla., Verda spouse of James Smith, Williamstown, Pa., Joseph Moody, Lancaster; grandchildren: Justin Hall, Heather spouse of Brian Peffley, Eric spouse of Alison Smith, Jimmy spouse of Bethany Smith, Sheila spouse of Matt Hershey, Steven spouse of Lara Moody, Andrew spouse of Christine Moody and Lauren Moody; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by husband Harold E. Moody; sisters Eva Snyder and Theresa Hoffman; and brothers Nicholas Strangarity and Joseph Strangarity.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be at Ebenezer “Greenwood” Cemetery, Lebanon, following the service.

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This is a paid obituary

Crystal Rae Rudy

WILLIAMSTOWN • Crystal Rae Rudy, 45, died June 17, at Hershey Medical Center.

She was born in York, a daughter of Joyce Reid of York and the late Terry Hilbert.

She had attended Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Gratz.

She is survived by her mother; four daughters: Kelsey Hilbert, Jamie-Lynn Rudy, Briana Rudy and Namya Holloman, all of Williamstown.; a son, Joshua Rudy of Williamstown; three grandsons; three sisters: April Melbourne, Lori Ritz and Lisa Hickman, all of York; and her companion, Peter Gutshall of Williamstown.

Memorial services were held June 23 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Elizabethville.

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Jesse D. Troutman

ELIZABETHVILLE • Jesse D. Troutman, 53, of West Broad Street, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Harrisburg, a son of Walter and Carolyn Troutman.

He had worked in the past installing floors. He enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his mother, father and step- mother, Mary E. Troutman, Elizabethville; son, Michael Shomper, Loyalton and son, Jessie Troutman Jr., Chambersburg; sister, Drema Troutman, and her companion Rickey Deibert, Gratz; brothers, Troy (Debbie) Troutman, Middletown, and Eric (Amy) Troutman, Williamstown; and a niece and nephews.

Services were held June 26, 2017, at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.

Memorial donations may be made to Salem UCC, 143 West Main Street, Elizabethville, PA 17023.

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This is a paid obituary

David J. Hentz

POTTSVILLE • David J Hentz, 70, formerly of Valley View, died June 24 at Manor Care, Pottsville.

He was born June 3, 1947, in Pottsville, a son of the late George Hentz and Margie Ney Hentz Schwalm.

He was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

He had worked for Klinger and Stehr, Inc., Valley View.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Runkle.

He is survived by two brothers, William Hentz of Hegins and Jeffrey Schwalm of Lansford; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Contributions may be made to the Hegins Area Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 678, Valley View, PA 17983.

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

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