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Cynthia L. "Cindy" Peterson

Cynthia (Cindy) L Peterson, 70, of Carlisle passed away peacefully on March 3 in her home.

She was born December 19, 1947 in Carlisle to the late Robert H. Bruce Sr., and Carol L (Cann) Bruce. Cindy is survived by her son Wesley Peterson of Newville, daughter Nicole Creamer of Mechanicsburg, grandson Carson Rush of Mechanicsburg, brother Robert Bruce Jr. and wife Deb of Mt. Holly Springs, nephews Jon Grimley of Hebron IN, Matthew Bruce of Sacramento CA, and niece Megan Bruce of Seattle WA, and extended family along with her sweet and constant canine companion Rosey.

Cindy was a 1966 Graduate of Carlisle High School and a 1985 Graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College. She went on to become a computer programmer working at both the New Cumberland Army Depot and Mechanicsburg Navy Depot. She was a Daughter of The Rutherford B. Hayes Society, fulfilling her duties therein with great joy.

In life Cindy was generous, kind, and a loving mother and grandmother. She treasured time spent with her grandson. She was fiercely independent, an avid gardener and spent a great deal of time in fair weather outdoors working in her garden. She loved the beach, the Rolling Stones, being a rebel, and her beloved Boxer, Rosey.

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m at Carlisle Ribbon Mill, 320 E. Louther St., Carlisle.

Memorial contributions can be made by going out and buying yourself something nice, because that’s what she would want you to do.

Darlene J. Landis

Darlene J. (Frellesen) Landis, 79, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born on July 5, 1938 to the late Benjamin Frellesen and Evelyn (Bowen) Goodridge. Darlene is preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert L. Landis, who passed away May 25, 2016.

Darlene lived in Mt. Holly Springs for over 40 years. She was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God, a former member of the Carlisle Church of God, Citizen’s Fire Co. No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary and Farm Women of Fannettsburg. Darlene loved to read and put puzzles together in her spare time.

She is survived by her children, Terri A. Shirley and husband, Alan of Shippensburg, Timothy L. Landis and wife, Marge of Carlisle, David C. Landis and wife, Melody of Gardners, Robert S. “Bob” Landis and wife, Christine of Huntingdon and Brian E. Landis of Mt. Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Darlene is preceded in death by one son, Douglas P. Landis, who passed away July 12,2016 .

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God, 602 McLand Dr., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Pastor Dan Murray officiating. A visitation will be at 2:00 PM until the time of service. Memorial Contributions may be made to her church. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit for condolences to the family.

Marilyn H. "Pat" Brunner

Marilyn H. “Pat” Brunner, 90, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. She was born on March 17, 1927 in Milton and was a daughter of the late John and Audrey (Miller) Hooven.

Pat graduated from Middletown High School in 1945. Her early career found her working with the YMCA in Carlisle where she was affectionately known by so many area youths through the years, as “Mrs B.” She later retired, after many years of service with Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Camp Hill. She and her husband raised their family in the Carlisle Calvary Road Church of God ... where she still had many warm memories of the Church’s Homemakers Club. Later, she was a member of the Meeting House (formerly the Brethren In Christ), in Carlisle. Pat simply loved being with and taking care of her family.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Edward E. Brunner, two sons; Barry L. Brunner of Dillsburg and Joseph H. Loraw of Elkmont, AL, two daughters; Susan P. (husband, Richard) Shaffner and Bonnie L. Brown, both of Carlisle, one sister, Carolyn Irish of Pittsburgh, 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers; John and Jennings Hooven.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday Morning, March 24th (11:00—12:00 visitation / 12:00 service), in the New Life Community Church, 64 E. North St., Carlisle, with Pastor Ryan Brown officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations, in memory of Pat, may be made to the Arthritis Foundation / National Office,1355 Peachtree St NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309—Home Office (404.872.7100). Ewing Brothers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Ivan Lance Boring

Ivan Lance Boring, 31, of Mt. Holly Springs, died Tuesday, March 06, 2018.

Donald L. Gutshall

Donald L. Gutshall, 64, of Shippensburg, died Wednesday, March 07, 2018.

12 file for lieutenant governor's race

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians won’t be lacking for choice when they select general election candidates for lieutenant governor.

Pennsylvania’s state elections officials reported receiving paperwork from seven Democrats and five Republicans by Tuesday night’s deadline.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Stack of Philadelphia will seek a second four-term term. Opposing him in the primary will be former Philadelphia city official Nina Ahmad, school nutrition activist Aryanna Berringer of Westmoreland County, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman and Montgomery County resident Ray Sosa.

Republicans include Allegheny County activist Kathy Coder, real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, activist Peg Luksik of Johnstown and Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan.

While they run separately from the gubernatorial candidates in the primary, each party’s nominee runs on a fall ticket with the gubernatorial nominee.


Pennsylvania reported “isolated issues” with voting in Tuesday’s election.

Vada B. Keck

Vada B. Keck, age 85, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Manor Care Health Services, Carlisle.

She was born January 3, 1933 in Shippensburg to the late Victor and Emma (Whisler) Barrick and was the widow of Holbert R. Keck, her husband 63 years.

Vada was a 1950 graduate of Carlisle High School and worked at the Cumberland County Agriculture Extension Office for 51 years before retiring. She was a member of Barnitz United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Vada was also faithful in transporting her mother to weekly services at Barnitz UMC until her mother’s passing.

She is survived by: her brother, Clyde Barrick of Carlisle; brother-in-law, Donald Stitt of Carlisle; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Vada was preceded in death by her sister, Mable Stitt, infant sister, Fern and sister-in-law, Phyllis Barrick.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA with Pastor Matthew Plant officiating. Burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. There will be a viewing at the funeral home on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Barnitz United Methodist Church, 23 Church Lane, Carlisle, PA 17015.

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Teresa K. Hockensmith

Teresa K. Hockensmith, age 67, of Newville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at UPMC Carlisle Hospital.

She was born July 21, 1950 in Carlisle to the later Gerald and Ethel “Betty” (Hock) Barbour.

Teresa was a former cook at the Carlisle Gingerbread Man and a nurse’s aide at Claremont Nursing Home. She was an avid ceramic painter and she enjoyed her dogs, Toby and Sady.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 21 years, Dana E. Hockensmith of Newville; two sons, Rodney L. Gsell and companion Jordan Kelley of Newville and Christopher S. (wife Marta) Brady of Enola; a daughter, Kathy J. Miller and husband Kevin Cramer of Newville; five grandchildren, Meeka, Tyler, Austin, Josh and Izzy; and two great-grandchildren, Miya and Brayson. In addition to her parents, Teresa was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Varner.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA with Rev. Richard L. Reese officiating. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:30 until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Furry Friends Network, PO Box 519, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

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