Mildred E. Burd, 88, of 128 W. Portland St.,
Mechanicsburg, died Monday, June 9, 1997 at home.
Born April 20, 1909 in Adams County, she was a daughter of the late
George and Susan Spidle Vanasdalan and the widow of James R. Burd,
who died in 1987.
Mrs. Burd was retired from Gettysburg Shoe Co., Dillsburg. She was
a member of First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg and
Mechanicsburg Women's Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris Kost of Sebring, Fla.; a brother,
Marlin Vanasdalan of Perry, Ga.; a sister, Anna Mummert of Oakland,
Md.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday in the Myers Funeral
Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg with the Rev. Donald J. Ciampa
officiating and Wendell S. Junkins assisting. Burial will be in
Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, West Pennsboro Township.
Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral
Memorial contributions can be made to her church, 135 W. Simpson
St., Mechanicsburg 17055 or to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 98
S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola 17025.
Services for C. Ruth DeLancey, 83, of 24 S.
Market St., Millerstown, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in
Millerstown United Methodist Church.
She died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at home.
Born March 17, 1914 in California, Pa., she was a daughter of the
late Rev. Charles and Clara Gearheart Steerman.
Mrs. DeLancey was a 1931 graduate of Boiling Springs High School
and attended the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. She was a
retired cafeteria manager for the Greenwood School System.
She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Millerstown
United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Retired
Teacher's Association, Millerstown Ambulance League, Millerstown
Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a charter member of Millerstown
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. DeLancey; three daughters,
Marlene C. Leister of Millerstown, Dixie L. Baer of Mechanicsburg
and Monta K. Brown of Tacoma, Wash.; a sister, Elma Brugard of
Carlisle; a brother Joseph Steerman of Lewistown, Idaho; 10
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two
The Rev. Arthur L. Montgomery and Donald E. Bailor will officiate
at Thursday's service. Burial will be in Millerstown Riverview
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nickel Funeral Home,
55 N. Market St., Millerstown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Millerstown United
Methodist Church Building Fund, 702 E. Sunbury St., Millerstown
William J. "Irish" Donovan, 66, of
Mechanicsburg, died Monday, June 9, 1997 in Harrisburg
Born Nov. 5, 1930 in Arlington, Mass., he was the son of the late
William J. and Irene G. Chadborne Donovan.
He was a retired police officer with the Camp Hill Police
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg;
West Shore Police Association; Fraternal Order of Police; AOH;
Irish Heritage Society; Mechanicsburg Club; American Legion Post
No. 109 in Mechanicsburg; VFW Post No. 6704 in Mechanicsburg; and
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia R. Donovan; a son, William Bruce
of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Colleen Mary Ellermeyer of
Punxsutawney and Sharon Irene Donovan Sheridan of Dillsburg; a
brother, Bruce Coulson Donovan of Mechanicsburg; and five
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in his
church with the Rev. Chester P. Snyder officiating. Burial will be
in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Myers Funeral Home,
Inc., 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, with a prayer service recited
at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to the West Shore Police
Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1134, Mechanicsburg 17055 or
The Leukemia Society of America, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 298
S. Progress Ave., Harrisburg 17109.
Services for E. Blanche Walter Myers, 85, of
1014 Swarthmore Road, New Cumberland, will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Friday in Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, 228 Bridge
St., New Cumberland.
She died Sunday, June 8, 1997 at the home of her daughter in
Born Sept. 15, 1911 in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late
Harry J. and Mary Ethel Henderson Walter and the widow of Samuel H.
Myers, who died Aug. 15, 1985.
Mrs. Myers graduated from Kittanning High School in 1928 and Grove
City College in 1932. She also studied at Penn State University,
Temple University and Dickinson College.
She began her teaching career as a French teacher at Coudersport
High School and taught in Ulysses High School and Northern Potter
Joint Schools, both Potter County, between 1940 and 1958. She
taught French at the former New Cumberland Junior High School in
the West Shore School District from 1960 until she retired in
She was a 50-year member of Eulalia Chapter No. 148 Order of the
Eastern Star in Coudersport, past president of both the Ulysses and
Potter County Federation of Woman's Clubs, past secretary of
Coudersport's New Century Club, member of GFWC Civic Club of New
Cumberland, New Cumberland Council of Republican Women, American
Association of University Women-Harrisburg, and Pennsylvania
Association of School Retirees.
She was educational director of the Sunday school at First Baptist
Church in Ulysses. She was also an active member of Baughman
Memorial United Methodist Church and Woman's Bible Class, New
Surviving are a daughter, Judith Ann Myers Kistler of Dillsburg; a
sister, Mildred M. Walter Murphy of Kittanning; one granddaughter;
and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Henderson
The Rev. Robert A. Graybill will officiate at Friday's services.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Parthemore Funeral
Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland.