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Dorothy "Dot" Evans

Dorothy “Dot” Evans

February 13, 1927—December 05, 2017

Dorothy “Dot” Evans, age 90, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle surrounded by family.

She was born February 13, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre to the late David James and Ethel (nee Harvey) James Stratton and was the widow of Eugene A. “Gene” Evans who passed January 8, 2010.

Dorothy graduated from Myers High School in Wilkes-Barre in 1944 and continued her education at Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre. She was most recently employed at Carlisle High School and Dickinson College. Dorothy was an excellent athlete and loved swimming. She still entertained family with her headstands at age 72. She loved to dance, frequenting the Spinning Wheel in Wilkes-Barre where she met her husband Gene. Dorothy was the consummate coach’s wife: a fixture in stadiums and basketball courts; a second mom to countless players; and a thorn in the side of many a referee. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by: two daughters, Deborah (husband Richard) Smith of Mechanicsburg and Lisa (husband Ron) Hall of Cheney, WA; a son, Dr. David (wife Ali) Evans of Wellington, FL; five grandchildren, Lindsay (husband Thomas) Miller of Mechanicsburg, Brett (wife Amy) Smith of Mechanicsburg, Shaelyn Hall of Cheney, WA, Eric Evans and Sarah Evans of Wellington, FL; and four great-grandchildren, Madison Miller, Kyleigh Miller, Caden Smith and Brynn Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 6, 2017 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S Bedford St, Carlisle, PA with Rev. Lisa M. Leber officiating. There will be a time for gathering following the services at the church. Private graveside services will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Central PA for their compassionate care. We would like to express our love and gratitude to the staff at Chapel Pointe who provided care, love and a second family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Pointe-Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle PA 17013, and/or to Homeward Bound Animal Rescue at, and/or to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 21 S Bedford St, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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

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Mary-Jo F. Aarestad

Mary-Jo F. Aarestad

March 20, 1930- December 06, 2017

Mary-Jo F. Aarestad, 87, of Carlisle, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. She was born March 20, 1930 in Woodbridge, NJ, and was the daughter of the late William and Josephine Finn. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, James, one daughter, Elizabeth Luster of Carlisle and four grandchildren; Daniel, William, Emma and Henry.

Mary-Jo graduated from Woodbridge High School as Valedictorian and earned her bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, designated as the Exeter Scholar and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

A dedicated Army wife of over 30 years, she supported Jim and the troops of his commands. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady and earned the Clara Barton Medal for her ten years of service in Germany.

An exacting wordsmith, early on, she was a training literature editor at the Transportation School at Fort Eustis, VA, and followed in later years with positions with American Aviation Publications and the Systems Development Corporation.

Following up her Pi Beta Phi days at William and Mary, she served for many years as the House Corporation President of the Dickinson College Chapter. Known as “Mrs A” by all, the membership was sustained by her love and leadership. Finally, as a passionate and gifted gardener, flowers bloomed wherever she ventured, even now as the courtyard of her church, St. John’s Episcopal attests.

A Memorial Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1A North Hanover St, Carlisle, with Rev. Adam Kradel officiating. Fellowship will follow the service in the church parish hall. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Visit to send condolences.

Thomas Olen McAlister

Thomas Olen McAlister

August 06, 1933—December 05, 2017

Thomas Olen McAlister, 84, of Newville died Tuesday December 5, 2017 in his home.

He was born August 6, 1933 in Perry County the son of the late Thomas Maxwell and Minnie Florence Okeson McAlister.

Mr. McAlister is survived by his wife Amy Louis Snyder McAlister.

He had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He had worked as a Tool and Dye maker at Amp Inc. He was a member of God Shepard United Methodist Church, Carlisle, belonged to the Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, DE, and belonged to the Amp Nimrods.

In addition to his wife he is survived by four children Gail S. McAlister Carberry and her husband James Carberry, Timothy O. McAlister and his wife Bridget Weary McAlister, Karen S. McAlister Heishman and her husband Duane Heishman. Michael Scott McAlister and his wife Christina Kerch McAlister. Eight Grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; two sisters Janet Brownawell, and Joyce Hull. He is preceded in death by one brother Lee McAlister.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Thomas Edward Kline

Thomas Edward Kline

May 26, 1952—December 06, 2017

LANDISBURG—Thomas Edward Kline “Pixie”, 65, of Landisburg passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in the Harrisburg Hospital.

Tom was born May 26, 1952 in Carlisle to the late Wilbert A. and Catherine B. (Adams) Kline. He was also preceded in death by three siblings, David Samuel Kline, Wilbert Jack Kline and Sara Jane Comp.

He was retired from (Former C. H. Masland & Sons) Lear in Carlisle.

He was a member of the Landisburg Ambulance Club, Landisburg Fire Company, Amvets Post 274, Carlisle, VFW Post 477, Carlisle, White Circle Club, Carlisle, and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1277, Carlisle.

He enjoyed working on his family Genealogy and Sprint Car and NASCAR Racing.

Surviving are his brother, Ronald L. Kline of Landisburg, his sister-in-law, Jill Kline of Carlisle, 4 nephews and 3 nieces.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Nickel Funeral Home, 3626 Shermans Valley Road, Loysville, PA 17047 with Pastor David K. Lusk officiating. Burial will be private in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Landisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Historians, 763 Dix Hill Road, New Bloomfield, PA 17068.