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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 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.


Jon Vincent Lehman

LANCASTER • Jon Vincent Lehman, 70, died March 31 at Coatesville VA Hospital Hospice Unit.

He was born in Harrisburg, a son of the late Ralph and Eleanor Wilson Lehman.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Deirdre Taylor Lehman; two daughters, Jill Nelson of Shiremanstown and Jennie Middlekauff of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren; a brother, Todd Lehman, of New York City; and a sister, Louise Hesse of Harrisburg.

Private graveside services will be held in the Historic Doylestown Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Donate Life America, 701 E. Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219; Coatesville VA Medical Center Voluntary Services, 1400 Black Horse Hill Road, Coatesville 19320; or to NY Presbyterian Hospital Lung Transplant Project (Trustees of the Columbia Lung Transplant Program), Bldg. PH14-104, 622 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.

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

George A. Snyder

HALIFAX • George A. Snyder, 84, died April 9 at his residence.

He was born in Upper Paxton Twp., a son of the late George and Ruth Rothermel Snyder.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He retired from the state of Pennsylvania, working as an electrician at the Farm Show Complex and also was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Word of Life Chapel, Halifax.

He was preceded in death by four brothers: Kermit, Roy, John and Arthur.

He is survived by his wife, Verna “Pat” Lenker Snyder; four children: Dennis Snyder, Timothy Snyder, Jeffrey Snyder and Patty Mechling; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Smith.

Services were held April 11 at Word of Life Chapel, Halifax.

Burial was in Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.

Contributions may be made to his church at 27 Fellowship Drive, Halifax 17032 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17110.

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

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

John A. Wilson

HALIFAX • John A. Wilson, 57, died April 9 at his residence.

He was born in Harrisburg, a son of the late John Reed and Alice Deitrich Wilson.

He was a truck driver for Eastern Industries in Elizabethville.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Grosser Wilson; a daughter, Kandy Koppenhaver of Clearfield; a son, Tony Wilson of Halifax; six grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held April 14 at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg.

Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville.

Contributions may be made to and sent to Carol Wilson, 140 Tourist Park Road, Halifax 17032.

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

Debra A. Blosser

HALIFAX •  Debra A. Blosser, 54, died April 9 at her residence.

She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey Brother; her children: Chris Engle, Ben Engle, Andrew Engle, Craig Blosser, Tim Engle, Larissa Engle, Shawn Engle, Shane Blosser and Travis Brother; and three grandchildren; and a stepsister, Doris Fauth.

Services will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Millersburg. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Longs Cemetery, Halifax.

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

Paul G. “Pap” Foster

WICONISCO •  Paul G. “Pap” Foster, 85, died April 9 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Wiconisco, a son of the late Roy and Kate Tschoop Foster.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, receiving the  Distinguished Service Cross Medal for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. 

He retired as a mechanic with the National Guard at Ft. Indiantown Gap.

He was of the Protestant faith; was a social member of the Wiconisco Fire Company and a 30-year member of the Short Mountain Conservation Club, Lykens. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Shiley Foster; four brothers: Joseph, Elmer, Roy “Ed” and Charles Foster; and three sisters: Nellie Snyder, Joyce Mislyn and Katie Foster.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Shiley of Lykens; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;  four sisters: Bessie McNeal of Tower City, Hope Mace of Elizabethville, Shirley Leshko of Wiconisco and Esther Machamer of Valley View; and several  nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held April 14 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., Tower City. 

Burial with military honors was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.   

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the DAV, 3101 North 7th St., Harrisburg, PA  17110.

Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., Tower City, was in charge of  arrangements. 

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

This is a paid obituary

Carl W. Hoffman

TOWER CITY • Carl W. Hoffman, 88, died April 11.

He was born Aug. 20, 1925 in Lykens, a son of the late Ira and Ruth Snyder Hoffman.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

In 1966 he co-founded and co-owned Shuey and Hoffman Oil Company, and  was very active in his business, including delivering oil until his retirement.  

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tower City; and  a member of the Junior Order of American Mechanics.  

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Kenneth Hoffman; and a sister, Dorothy Staple.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Reed Hoffman; two sons, Shawn Hoffman of Williamstown and Peter Hoffman of Tower City; a sister, Kathryn Hand of Hegins; a brother, Clarence Hoffman of Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Monday, April 21 at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tower City. 

Burial with military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City. 

Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 449 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City 17980. 

Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., Tower City, is in charge of arrangements.  

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

Dorothy B. Davis

PAXTANG •  Dorothy B. Davies, 96, of Paxtang, and most recently of Kindred Place, died April 11.

She was born June 12, 1917 in Valparaiso, Ind.,  a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Rebecca Shugars Barnett.

She was a member of Paxton Presbyterian Church; Harrisburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and The Welsh Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area.

She was predeceased by her husband of 76 years, Gwilym Davies; and a sister, Audrey Barnett Wolfe.   

She is survived by six children: Gwilym Davies of San Antonio, Texas, Gordon Davies, Jerry Davies and Dorothy Davies Nichter, all of Harrisburg, Terry Davies of Ocala, Fla., Rebecca Davies Neff of Gardners; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 15 at Paxton Presbyterian Church.

Burial was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Paxton Presbyterian Church or to the Harrisburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Neill Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisburg, was in charge of arrangements

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

Eva Mae Hoffman

GRATZ • Eva Mae Hoffman, 77, died April 11 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

She was born March 27, 1937 in Urban, a daughter of the late Fred and Blanch Schwalm.

She was a member of Simeon United Lutheran Church; Good Sam’s Camping Club; and the Willing Workers.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Gottshall; and a brother, Charles Schwalm.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Hoffman; a daughter, Vicki Jones; two brothers, Lee Schwalm and Lynn Schwalm; and two grandchildren.

Services were held April 14 at Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

Burial was in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17110 or Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

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

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

Bernie R. Ulerick

HALIFAX • Bernie R. Ulerick, 64, died April 11 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, a son of the late Bernard and Grace Pattinson Ulerick.

He is survived by his wife,  Janice Briar Ulerick; his children, Misty, Kristy and Jason; and a grandson.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Harrisburg. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17110; or Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 3700 Rutherford Street, Harrisburg 17111.

Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

 



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