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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.


Harry S. Mayhew

MILLERSBURG • Harry S. Mayhew, age 90, of 415 Walnut Street, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

He was born in Camden, N.J., the son of the late Harry and Helen Stroh Mayhew. Harry was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corp. He retired from the Social Security Administration; was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millersburg; member and officer for the Millersburg & Upper Paxton Twp. Historical Society; he was the first director of the historical society’s museum, and its artifacts library was named in Harry’s honor. His other memberships included Salem County Genealogy Society; Woodstown-Piles Grove Historical Society; American Legion No. 326; and publisher of a book on Mayhew genealogy.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Shirley Shrawder Mayhew; a son, William of Texas; two daughters, Karen Stonesifer of Taneytown, Md., and Linda Rand of Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William; and a sister, Sara Jones.

Services were held Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millersburg. Burial with military honors followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg. Donations may be made to his church at 324 North Street, Millersburg, PA 17061 or to the Millersburg & Upper Paxton Twp. Historical Society, P.O. Box 171, Millersburg, PA 17061.

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

This is a paid obituary

Ralph S. Corwin

WICONISCO • Ralph S. Corwin, 44, died Jan. 2 at his residence.

He was born in Neptune, N.J., a son of Ralph Corwin of New Jersey and Nancy Kurtanick of Williamstown.

He attended Williams Valley High School.  

He was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Kaycee Corwin of Carlisle;  a grandson; a brother, Joseph Corwin of Wiconisco; two sisters, Sandy Lear of Klingerstown and Michelle Kettle of New Jersey; a companion with whom he resided, Justina Small; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. 

Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.  

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

Ruth M. Confair

TREMONT • Ruth M. Confair, 73, died Jan. 4 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 29, 1943, in Donaldson, a daughter of the late Melvin and Alice Wendling Dixon.

She was a seamstress in the garment industry and also had worked at Walmart, St. Clair.

She was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Sr. “Snook.”

She is survived by three sons: William Confair of Tremont; Harry Confair Jr, of Pottsville and James Confair of New Jersey; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Stahl of Tower City; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private with burial in Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville. 

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 W. Frack Street, Frackville PA 17931. 

Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City, is in charge of arrangements.  

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

Robert A. “Fritz” Sitlinger

LYKENS TWP. • Robert A. “Fritz” Sitlinger, 89, died Jan. 5 at his residence.

He was born April 5, 1927, in Lykens Twp., a son of the late Henrietta and Emery Sitlinger.

He was employed as a welder for Bethlehem Steel.

He was a member of  Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Sitlinger; a son, Ronald Sitlinger; two brothers, Russell and Carl Sitlinger; and five sisters: Evelyn Schaffner, Bonita Bowman, Hilda Bobroski, Arlene Sitlinger and Phyllis Sitlinger.

He  is survived by two sons, Richard Sitlinger and Robert Sitlinger; two daughters, Suzanne Johns and Joanne Hoover; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;  two brothers, Wayne and Alvin Sitlinger; and a sister, Margaret Reitz.

Memorial services were held Jan. 10 at Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

Burial was in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz.

Contributions may be made to Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz.

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

Elva Marie “Tilly” Spicher

ELIZABETHVILLE • Elva M. “Tilly” Gentile Spicher, 92, of Elizabethville, passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 4, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born in Tower City, Nov. 30, 1924, a daughter of the late Domenic and Regina Gentile.

Tilly was a graduate of the former Tower City High School.

She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Lykens.

Tilly enjoyed playing the organ, reading and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin Spicher, 2004; brothers, Albert and Samuel Gentile; sisters, Antonina Mione, Margaret Gasavage, Florence Sanders and Helen Cerino.

Surviving are her three sons: Gary P., Rodney D. and his partner Laura Weldon, and Scott A., all of Elizabethville and Nina Markel of Carlisle;  six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 10 from Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Lykens. Burial was private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 732 E. Main Street, Lykens PA 17048 or St. Judes Medical Center, 101 E Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton, CA 92835. Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tower City, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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

This is a paid obituary

Carolyn M. Schultz

HEGINS • Carolyn M. Schultz, 71, of Hegins, died Jan. 3 at the Green Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman.

She was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Lebanon, a daughter of the late Russel Straub and the late Margaret Bendigo Straub.

She was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School.

She was a seamstress in area garment factories prior to her retirement.

She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

She is survived by her husband Peter Schultz; two sons, Peter Schultz of Wernersville, and Stacey S. Schultz of Hegins; a grandson; and a sister, Sally Schwartz of Calimesa, Calif.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.buffingtonreed.com

John A. Ressler

VALLEY VIEW • John A. Ressler, age 75, of Valley View, died Jan. 4 at Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill.

He was born April 16, 1941, in Hegins, a son of the late Allen A. Ressler and the late Clara A. Kauffman Ressler.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a self-employed television repairman.

He is survived by two brothers, Dennis K. Ressler of Thailand and David C. Ressler of West Chester, Ohio; and a niece.

Internment will take place at a later date.

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

To sign the online guest book, go to www.buffingtonreed.com

Ronald Roy Brown

DUNCANNON • Ronald Roy Brown, 45, of Newport Road, Duncannon, died Jan. 4 at his home.

 He was born Feb. 6, 1971, in Harrisburg, a son of  Ken Jones and Penny Brown of Florida.

 He owned and operated his own demolition business.

 He is survived by a step father, William Dietrich, Donaldson; four brothers, Kenneth Brown, Williamstown; Donald Jones, Halifax;  Robert Brown, Florida; and Brian Dietrich, Donaldson.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc. Tower City.  Burial will be in the Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco. 

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

Leah C. Kiehl

URBAN • Leah C. Kiehl, 85, of Urban, died Jan. 6, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williams-port.

She was born April 6, 1931, in Rebuck,  a daughter of the late Lizzie (Schwalm) and William  Rebuck.

She was a member of the first graduating class of the Mahanoy Joint High School in 1949.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s U.C.C.  Urban, where she had served on the church council, was a member of the outreach committee and taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce A. Kiehl, who died in 1998, and by seven siblings, Lillian Deiter, Allen Rebuck, Anna Sigafoos, Billy Rebuck, Evelyn Schwalm, Ernest Rebuck and Neal Rebuck.

She is  survived by  four daughters, Beverly and Elaine of Herndon,  and Rosanne and Marsha of Dalmatia; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother Luke Rebuck; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s U.C.C., Urban. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery,  Urban.

Stephen Rothermel Funeral Home,  Klingerstown, was in charge of arrangements.

Nellie L. Weber

MILLERSBURG • Nellie L. Weber, 77, of Center Street, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the Harrisburg Hospital.

She was born in Rahway, N.J., Sept. 9, 1939, daughter of the late William and Addie (Reiffenburg) Greenig.

She was a retired social work supervisor for the Union County Board of Social Services.

She was a member of the Rahway First Baptist Church and board member of the Rahway Day Care Center and member of the Rahway Republican Club.

Survivors include three sons, Dirk Weber, Rahway; Colton (Karen) Weber, Millersburg; and William (Rosa) Weber, Lima, Peru; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Joanna, Victoria, Timothy, Joshua, Olivia and Nellita; niece, Celeste and nephew, Jeffrey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Weber, and brother, Robert Greenig.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, from 10 to 11 a.m. at David’s Community Bible Church, Killinger. Services will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.

There will be a memorial service held at Rahway First Baptist Church, 177 Elm Street, Rahway, N.J. 07065, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 10 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to her church or Rahway Day Care Center, 1071 New Brunswick Ave., Rahway, N.J. 07065.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc. handled the arrangements.

To sign the online register book, go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com

This is a paid obituary

Jo Lee Ferron

WILLIAMSTOWN • Jo Lee Ferron, 69, of Williamstown, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7,  at the The Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, Harrisburg, after a courageous fight against cancer.

 Born in Lykens, Jan. 6, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Estella Stroup Zimmerman.

 Jo Lee was a graduate of the former Porter Tower High School.   

She formerly worked at Portraits of Life Adult Day Care, Lykens, and enjoyed helping at Mione’s Pizza, Tower City.

 She formerly attended the Ebenezer Evangelical Church, Williamstown.

Jo Lee’s entire life revolved around her family.   She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She will be deeply missed by her family.  She also had a great  love for her dog, Mag.

Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Wayne N. Ferron; two daughters, Doris L. Hanlon and her husband Thomas, Harrisburg, and Debbie L. Ferron, Williamstown; three grandchildren, Sarah Biden and her husband Tim Jr., Middletown, John T. and Joseph W. Hanlon, both of Harrisburg.

 A celebration of  Jo Lee’s life will be held  Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Dimon Funeral Home, Tower City, with Pastor  Monica Romberger.   Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 at the chapel.  

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to The Carolyn Croxton Slane Residence, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Juvenile Diabetes Association, 717 Market Street No. 108, Lemoyne, PA 17043.  

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

This is a paid obituary

Shayne M. Bordner

DANVILLE • Shayne M. Bordner, 50, of Rushtown Road, Danville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, Jan. 5, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 3, 1966, in Harrisburg. 

Shayne was a devoted husband to his wife, Rhonda M. Fulkroad Bordner for 22 years. They were married on Sept. 24, 1994.

He graduated from Millersburg High School in 1984.

Shayne served his country as a crew chief in the U.S. Air Force from 1985-1988.

He was employed as a shift leader with TE Connectivity in Lebanon,  for the past 28 years.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Millersburg.

An avid outdoorsman, Shayne especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He adored his faithful companion dogs, Ion and Frigga. One of Shayne’s greatest enjoyments was always being present for both of his daughters’ cheerleading competitions, being their greatest fan. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife and daughters, Shana N. Bordner and Shannen M. Bordner; both at home, he is also survived by his parents, Donald and Shirley Bordner of Danville. Also surviving is his fraternal grandmother, Jean Bordner of Dornsife; and two sisters, Robyn Danneker and her husband John of Danville, and Jennifer Distasio of Mechanicsburg. Also surviving is his father-in-law Ronald Fulkroad of Millersburg and his mother-in-law Ruth Minnich of Elizabethville; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Deibler Brunner; fraternal grandfather, Guy Bordner, and maternal grandparents, Donald and Audrey Deibler and Charles and Regina Scheetz.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Shayne’s life to be held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Rush Baptist Church, 395 Rushtown Road, Danville, with Pastor Hugh Coulbourn officiating.   Friends will be received from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Medical Center Oncology Department, 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville PA  17822. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 West Mahoning Street, Danville PA, www.visneski.com

This is a paid obituary

 



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