• Services for Sylvester F. Fletcher Jr., 61, of 30 N. York Road, Dillsburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg.

    He died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997 in his home.

    Born April 24, 1936 in Monaghan Township, he was a son of the late Sylvester F. and Mildred E. Crone Fletcher.

    Mr. Fletcher was employed by McDonald's Restaurant in Lemoyne, was a former employee of Gettysburg Shoe Factory and was the former owner of Fletcher's Fruit Stand, Dillsburg.

    He was Monaghan Township fire chief and a member of its fire company since 1962. He also was a member of Gettysburg Moose Lodge 1526 since 1962.

    Surviving are four brothers, Kenneth E. of Harrisburg, Allen B. of Hummelstown, Rodger L. of Annville, and David W. of Dillsburg; and a sister, Carolyn L. Adams of Dillsburg.

    Chaplain Herb Hartman will officiate at Friday's service. Burial will be in Tri-County Memorial Park, Lewisberry.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions can be made to Monaghan Township Fire Company, 145 S. Siddonsburg Road, Dillsburg 17019.



  • Funeral services for Edward R. Green Sr., 69, formerly of Philadelphia, will be conducted Saturday in Philadelphia.

    He died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, in Bethany Village, Lower Allen Township.

    Born Sept. 25, 1927, he was a son of the late Byron L. and Margaret Nolan Green.

    Mr. Green was a retired stillman from Gulf Oil Corp. An Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he earned an Occupational Medal (Japan), a Silver Star (Korea) and three Bronze Stars.

    He received the 190th heart transplant at Temple University Hospital on May 15, 1990 and was an advocate for donor awareness through Kidney I. He was a member and supporter of the Second Chance Club.

    He also was a member and former chairman of the administrative board of Clearview United Methodist Church for more than 40 years and a member and past worshipful master of St. Alban-Swain Lodge 529 at the Renaissance Hall in the Masonic Temple, Philadelphia.

    Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Jackson Green; a son, Edward Jr. of Delran, N.J.; two daughters, Dotty Brlansky of Mechanicsburg and Staci Woerle of Philadelphia; a brother, H. Erwin of Philadelphia; a sister, Marian Ricci of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Byron Green and a sister, Dorothy Yanonis.

    Masonic services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Clearview United Methodist Church, 7601 Buist Ave., Philadelphia. Celebration and remembrance will follow at 11 a.m.

    Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial with military honors will be in Glenwood Memorial Park, Broomall.

    Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to his church.



  • Cletus Kipps, 83, of 1000 Redwood Drive, Carlisle died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.

    Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, will announce arrangements when complete.



  • Services for Grace L. Sider, 82, of Messiah Village, Upper Allen Township, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Grantham Brethren in Christ Church, 431 Grantham Road, Grantham.

    She died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, in the home.

    Born Feb. 2, 1915, in Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Alice Stockley Sider.

    She served at the Chicago Mission of Brethren in Christ Church and worked on the housekeeping staff of Messiah Home and Messiah Village.

    She was a member of Grantham Brethren in Christ Church.

    Surviving are two brothers, Lewis B. Sider of Mechanicsburg, and Murray Sider of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

    The Rev. Mary Jane Davis, her pastor, will officiate at Friday's service. Burial will be in Grantham Memorial Park, Grantham.

    There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

    Cocklin Funeral Home, Dillsburg, is handling arrangements.

    Memorial contributions can be made to Brethren in Christ World Missions, P.O. Box 390, 431 Grantham Road, Grantham 17027.



  • Irene "Rusty" Adams Soutner, 77, formerly of Camp Hill, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, in HealthSouth's Renova Center for Special Services, Upper Allen Township.

    Born May 12, 1920 in Harrisburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Josephine Wise Adams and the widow of John A. Soutner.

    A retired inventory control clerk from Naval Inventory Control Point, Hampden Township, Mrs. Soutner was currently a bookkeeper for Big "33" of New Cumberland.

    She was a member of NARFE, Mechanicsburg Chapter 1816.

    Surviving are her daughter, Wendy L. Soutner of Camp Hill; two sons, Thomas R. of Camp Hill and Steven J. of New Cumberland; a sister, Nancy E. Blauch of Camp Hill; a brother, W. Robert Adams of Harrisburg; and one grandson.

    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

    Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions can be made to Big "33" Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 213, New Cumberland 17070.



  • Services for Gloria Lutz Wharen, 61, of Barnesville, formerly of New Cumberland, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Trinity United Methodist Church, Fourth and Bridge streets, New Cumberland.

    She died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

    Mrs. Wharen was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland.

    Surviving are her husband, Charles H. Wharen; two daughters, Mary Brown of Reisterstown, Md., and Ruth Mitchell of Tamaqua; a brother Darryl Lutz of Baltimore, Md.; four granddaughters; and a grandson.

    Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.

    There will be no viewing; however, friends may call from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

    Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, is handling arrangements.

    Memorial contributions can be made to her church or to American Heart Association, Capital Region Division, 1019 Mumma Road, Suite 200, Wormleysburg 17043.

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