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Obituaries
Franchesca Lynn Reed
 10.06.17

Franchesca Lynn Reed

September 12, 1992- October 04, 2017

Franchesca Lynn Reed, 25, of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday October 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Jamestown, NY on September 12, 1992, the loving daughter of Starlene A. Reed and Thomas A. Pillsbury of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

Frany was a 2010 graduate of Boiling Springs High School and received her CNA certification in 2012 in Corry, Pennsylvania. She was a lover of all animals, especially cats; Frany was a talented story teller and could make everyone in the room laugh until they cried. She was loud with a passion for all types of music, playing it loud enough for the whole neighborhood to hear. She was never afraid to tell you what she was thinking but was a generous and caring person who had a special love for the very young and the elderly. Frany was always on the move and loved to be outdoors; She knew how to be the life of the party and was usually more than a little dramatic. She lived life (and played board games) by her own rules. She will be greatly missed by everyone with whom she crossed paths.

In addition to her mother and step-father, Starlene Reed and Thomas Pillsbury, Frany is survived by her sister, Kayla Sheaffer wife of Matthew Sheaffer and her nephew Nolan Sheaffer of Carlisle, PA, her maternal grandmother Alice Marsh of Panama, NY, her paternal grandmother Ethel Reed of Bear Lake, PA, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Frany was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Sherwood E. Marsh, her paternal grandfather James E. Reed, her maternal great-grandmother “Honey” (Geraldine Simmes), and her maternal great-grandfather Wayland (Bill) Simmes.

A private celebration of Frany’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions, in honor of Frany, can be made to the Cardiovascular Care Fund at St. Vincent Hospital on-line at https://www.supportahn.org/memorial-gifts or by mail to Allegheny Health Network, Office of Fund Development, 4818 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224.


Obituaries
Vincent Lee Wise
 10.06.17

Vincent Lee Wise

December 19, 1970- October 01, 2017

Vincent Lee Wise, 46, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017.

A viewing will be held Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. For condolences to the family and the full obituary, please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com


Philadelphia Sound pioneer 'Bunny' Sigler dies at 76
 
 10.06.17

PHILADELPHIA — Walter “Bunny” Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the “Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s, has died.

His longtime attorney, Lloyd Zane Remick, said Sigler died of a heart attack Friday at his home outside Philadelphia. He was 76.

Sigler worked with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in developing a genre that blended soul, funk and big band styles, and cemented the city in the country’s musical landscape with its lush horn ensembles and smooth vocals.

Gamble said Sigler was one of the most talented songwriters and producers he ever worked with, and “more importantly, he was like family to us.”

As a performer, Sigler was known for such hits as “Let the Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good).”

In a 2008 interview with National Public Radio, Gamble said he, Huff and Sigler also performed background vocals on some of their songs, including the chart-topping “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

His career spanned decades and saw collaborations with acts as varied as Patti LaBelle and Jay-Z.

Sigler “spent his life using his talents to bring love and joy to others and for that we are all grateful,” LaBelle tweeted.

Remick said he worked right up to the end, posting songs and music videos on his YouTube channel as recently as August even as health issues kept him hospitalized for long stretches of time.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, and two children.

Funeral arrangements were pending.


Obituaries
Tracy Dawn Parry
 10.06.17

Tracy Dawn Parry

May 19, 1967- October 04, 2017

Tracy Dawn Parry, 50, joined her Heavenly Father, leaving this world on October 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Caring beyond measure, fun-loving and tenacious, Tracy was known for her faith, work at Carlisle ASD and Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, scrapbooking prowess, birthday countdowns and the ability to meet the needs of anyone in her path.Her contagious smile and humor will be missed by all who knew her. Her family thanks all of those that cheered her on during her life and loved her well during the fight.

A dear daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, she is survived byher husband, Dave Parry; sons, Joshua and Dylan Knaub; and bonus sons, Michael, Nick, Kyle and Kevin Parry and his wife, Danielle. Also surviving is her mother, Tamara Jennings; father, Dick Laufer and his wife, Holly; grandmother, Betty Dye; and sister, Kristina Brittain and her husband, Keith and their children, Jack and Ella. In addition, she is survived by Texas and Indiana families, numerous friends, countless supporters in the community of Boiling Springs and the Celebration Church, Dillsburg. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Bill Jennings and her uncle, Stuart Dye.

A visitation celebrating Tracy’s life will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3 to 6 PM at the Mechanicsburg Club, 333 W. Heinz St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Ste. 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or PinnacleHealth Women’s Cancer Center, UPMC Pinnacle, 2035 Technology Pkwy., Ste. 201, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Condolences to the family may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com


Obituaries
John J. Hatch, Jr.
 10.06.17

John J. Hatch, Jr.

August 01, 1950- October 05, 2017

Friends and family across the country are celebrating the life and mourning the death of a very special man, John Joseph Hatch, Jr. of Camp Hill, PA and Steamboat Springs CO. He passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his residence in PA. John was a powerfully good man; a wise and supportive friend and companion, a natural athlete; full of fun and always ready for adventure.

He was born August 1, 1950 in Norristown, PA to the late John and Peg (McGrath) Hatch. He attended Bishop Kenrick High School, the US Air Force Academy, and West Chester State College (now University). He worked for Reynolds and Reynolds; then owned and managed real estate and was a ski instructor at Roundtop Mountain and Steamboat Springs in the second half of his career.

He is survived by his brother, Patrick (wife Hyon) Hatch of South Korea; sisters Barbara (husband Dan) Murnane of Wyomissing, PA, Ellie (husband Jay) Hashmall of Yorktown Heights, NY, and Kate (husband Dave) Poust of Hughesville, PA; nieces and nephews, Stephen, Laura, Monica, Joseph, Thomas, Regina Murnane; Patrick, Maggie and Joseph Hashmall; John and Sean Poust, and many dear cousins. His many amazing dear friends provided extraordinary care, comfort and fun during John’s illness.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Drive, Carlisle, PA. There will be a reception at the church following the mass. Burial will be held at a future date at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Norristown, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, or the Greg and Cathy Griffith Foundation (for Pancreatic Cancer Research).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA.

To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com