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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
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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.


Dakota M. Kulp

WICONISCO • Dakota M. Kulp, 23, of Wiconisco, passed away early Sunday morning.

He was born in Harrisburg, Jan. 8, 1992, a son of Tina Kulp and stepson of Larry Oxendine, Wiconisco.

Dakota was a 2011 graduate of Williams Valley High School; a 2013 graduate of Penn Tech, Williamsport.

He was a proud member of the Army National Guard, Company E, 204, Ft. Indiantown Gap; where he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Dakota was employed as an automotive technician at Bob Weaver GM Chrysler, Pottsville.

He was a member of the Wiconisco Fire Company; Lykens American Legion; and the Short Mountain Gun Club, where he was instrumental in the opening of the Fish Hatchery. He was a former coach for T-Ball; umpire for Little League baseball; and coached basketball for Joe's Gym.

Dakota’s life revolved around his family, he loved being with them.  He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking and “jeeping.” He won numerous trophies for archery. If not with his family, Dakota could be found with his friends, who were like family to him.

He was predeceased by his beloved great-grandparents,   Bernice  and Paul Foster, whom he dearly missed.

Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather;  his sister, Laramie Oxendine; his beloved, Callie Bush; aunts and uncles whom he adored,  Tracy and Mike Sedesse, Stacy Kulp and Marie and Todd and Jen Kulp; his cousins: Brandon and Stephen Sedesse and Broderick and Gabrielle Yetter; grandparents, Sharon Shiley, Grant Kulp and Gloria Stuppy; and many dear friends.

Services were held July 23 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City.

Burial with military honors was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco. 

Memorial donations in his memory should be made to the Short Mountain Gun Club, Fish Hatchery, In Memory of Paul Foster/ Dakota Kulp, Gun Club Road, Lykens 17048.

Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tower City, has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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

This is a paid obituary

Jonathan Lynn Deppen

CANONSBURG, Pa. • Jonathan Lynn Deppen died July 4.

He was a native of Augusta, Ga. and lived most of his life in Canonsburg, Pa.

He was a 2014 graduate of Canon McMillan High School.

He is survived by his mother, Gay Regan Gillespie of Statesboro, Ga.; his father, Lynn Deppen of Canonsburg, Pa.; two sisters, Heather Hobbs of Lenexa, Kan. and Mary Hobbs of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, T.J. Gillespie of North Augusta, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Huey and Fay Regan of Evans, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Ray and Jean Deppen of Gratz; maternal great-grandmother, Carolyn Neal of Augusta, Ga.; and a niece and nephew.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow.

Contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation at http://site. wish.org/goto/InMemoryof JonathanDeppen.

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

Dr. Donald V. Malick

HEGINS • Dr. Donald V. Malick, 89, died July 18 at his residence.

He was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Hegins, a son of the late George and Blanche Ressler Malick.

He was a 1944 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program, serving in that capacity for two years.

After his discharge from the Air Corps he entered Lebanon Valley College and graduated in 1949 with a BS Degree in biology and chemistry. He then entered Hahnamann Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated in 1953. After graduation he entered an internship program at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. He returned to Temple University in Philadelphia and received post graduate training in bronchoesophogotogy, after which he became a staff member at Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, where he established the Bronchoscopy Department.

He started his medical practice in Hegins in 1954. He also joined the staff at the Pottsville Hospital and served as a consultant at the Ashland Hospital from 1954 to 1957. He assisted Dr. Tihansky in general surgery from 1954 to 1972. In 1973 he joined Dr. Wahab and served as assistant in general surgery. Dr. Malick was a medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Association for 40 years. During his practice he delivered 4,800 newborns and was called to assist in approximately 15 mine accidents where he personally entered the mines to the scene of the accidents. In 1993 he was invited by then President George Bush to attend the dedication of the Flying Hospital.

He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, where he served on the consistory; a member of F&M Valley Lodge 797, Valley View; and the Harrisburg Consistory. He was a member of the medical ski patrol at Sharp Mountain and Big Boulder Ski Resorts. He was a private pilot and had owned a gyrocoptor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Kuntz Malick; a brother, George Malick; and a sister, Hazel Konjarvich.

He is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Deiter of Clarksville, Md.; two sons, Ronald Malick of Concord, N.C. and Randall Malick of Center Valley; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Services were held July 27 at Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins.

Burial with Military Honors was in Fountain Community Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Dorothy and Donald Malick Memorial Scholarship Fund at Friedens United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 57, Hegins 17938.

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

Raymond G. “Ray” Williams

MILLERSBURG • Raymond G. “Ray” Williams, 86, formerly of Sacramento, died July 19 at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg.

He was born Dec. 11, 1928 in Pottsville, a son of the late Griffith and Sarah Moser Williams.

He was a graduate of Pottsville High School.

He worked for PP&L. He and his late wife owned and operated Ray and Violets Sports Shop, Sacramento, for more than 27 years. He was also employed at Human Services, Elizabethville, for several years.

He was active in St. Matthew’s Church near their home and were active in all church activities, social dinners and furnishing and arranging flowers from their garden for all services.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Schadle Williams; two sons, Gary and Glenn Williams; a daughter, Holly Williams; and two sisters, Henrietta Tesno and Helen Bartholemew.

He is survived by a son, Brian Williams of Reading; a daughter, Sheila Reed of Elizabethville; seven grandchildren; several great grandcildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held July 24 at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View.

Burial was in St. Paul;s Cemetery, Sacramento.

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

Glenn Dale Books

LOVELAND, Colo. • Glenn Dale Books, 83, formerly of Millersburg, died  June 22.

He was born Aug. 3, 1931 in Mt. Holly Spring, a son of the late Alice and Grant Books.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was employed as a manager for AMP/Tyco.

He was a member of the Gideon's International, Millersburg.

He was preceded in death by a son, Keith Books; five brothers:, Leroy Books, Marlin Books, Donald Books, Harold Books and Robert Books; and a sister, Sarah Stoerzinger.

He is survived by a daughter, Connie Irish; two brothers, Harry  Books and George Books; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.   

Memorial services will be held Monday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Victory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gardners.

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

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

Louise Elizabeth Books

LOVELAND, Colo. • Louise Elizabeth Books, 81, formerly of Millersburg, died July 20.

She was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Mt. Holly Springs, a daughter of the late Emma and Russell Shopp.

She was a member of the Gideon's International, Millersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; and a son, Keith Books.

She is survived by a daughter, Connie Irish; a sister, Audrey Weaver; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Victory United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gardners.

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

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

Dorathy Osborne McAlanis

MILLERSBURG • Dorathy Osborne McAlanis, age 61, of 405 Shaffer Road, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Kingston, Pa., the daughter of the late Frederick Osborne and Dorothy Kritzberger Osborne who survives her of Millersburg.

Dorathy was a graduate of Manville High School class of 1971 and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy class of 1976; she was a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma sorority.

She and her husband George are owners of the Millersburg Pharmacy and Dorathy was founder of Dal Hern Pharmacy in Herndon. She was past president of Millersburg Civic Club; past president of the former Millersburg Merchant’s Association; past president of Capital Area Pharmaceutical Association; member of the PA Pharmacy Association; and the National Community Pharmacist’s Association; and she enjoyed going to the family cabin in Clinton County.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, George M. McAlanis; two sons, George Jr. and his wife Sarah of Millersburg and Mark of Pillow; four grandchildren Mason, Madelyn, George III and Benjamin; and a sister, Corinne Libby of Tampa, Fla.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, July 25 at Queen of Peace Church in Millersburg. Burial followed at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Halifax.

Donations can be made to Queen of Peace Church, 202 Zimmerman Road, Millersburg, PA 17061.

To sign the guest book, go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Donald O. “Shifty” Houtz

TOWER CITY • Donald O. “Shifty” Houtz Sr., 89,  of Tower City, passed away Thursday, July 23 at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

He was born in Tower City, March 30, 1926, a son of the late William and Carrie Shuey Houtz.

Donald was a World War II Army Veteran, where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He was retired from Ft. Indiantown Gap.

Donald was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City; Tower City American Legion;   Disabled American Veteran;  Loyal Order of Moose; Tower City and Mount Zion Fire Cos.  

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Underkoffler Houtz, 1998.

Surviving are his two children, Cynthia Welsh and her husband John, Williamstown and Donald Houtz Jr. and his wife Karen, Tower City; a brother, Lee Houtz and his wife Betty, Tower City; four grandchildren: Heather Klinger, Michael Houtz, James Machamer and Sarah Breakiron;  seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 28 at 12 noon from Trinity United Church of Christ, Tower City. Burial with Military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Trinity U.C.C.,  446 E. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980.

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

This is a paid obituary

Ruth L. Freeman

TOWER CITY • Ruth L. Freeman, 81, formerly of Lykens, died July 23. 

She was born Dec. 20, 1933 in Riley Twp., Schuylkill County, a daughter of the late William and Erma Stein Lengle. 

For many years she and her family operated the Ben Franklin Store in Lykens. 

She was a member of St. Christopher Evangelical Church of Lykens and its choir.  

She is survived by her husband, George Freeman; a son, Gary Freeman, two daughters. Lloyal Hain and Kerrie Krawczel; three grandchildren; a great granddaughter; two brothers, Robert and William Lengle; and a sister, Gloria Kovack.

Funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 3897 Adler Place, Suite 180, Building C, Bethlehem 18017. 

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

Emma Mae Stroup

MILLERSBURG • Erma Mae Stroup, 83, died July 25 at her residence.

She was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Millersburg, a daughter of the late Joseph  Jr. and Florence Keefer.

She was a homemaker and also worked in the kitchen at the Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg  for 10 years.

She was a member of  Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church, Millersburg.

She is survived by her husband, Elwood Stroup Sr.; a daughter, Luanna  Zimmerman; three sons: Elwood Stroup Jr., Donald Stroup and Duane Stroup; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, all of Millersburg.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to Suzan G. Komen, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or to Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church, Millersburg.

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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