David Alan Shover, 57, of Sterling, VA, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Inova Fairfax Hospital while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 19, 1962 in Carlisle to Mac E. (wife Mary) Shover and Marian A. (Nailor) Bigler both of Carlisle.
David is survived by three brothers, Mike E. (wife Lori) Shover of Carlisle, Roger E. Shover of Florida, and Dean S. Shover (companion Ray Kibler) of Maryland; three step-bothers, Earl L. (wife Louise) Bigler, Lester Sipe Jr., and Terry (wife Lynn) Sipe all of Carlisle; one step-sister, Paula (husband Dave) Kogut of Carlisle; four nephews, Garrett, Chris, Travis, and Nathan; one niece, Ashely; seven aunts; three uncles; and his favorite canine companion, Lexi (his little girl). He was preceded in death by, paternal grandparents, Albert and Marie (Stuart) Shover; and maternal grandparents, Lester M. and Ella (Deitch) Nailor.
A memorial service celebrating David’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 420 Park Drive Carlisle, PA 17015 with Pastor Matthew D. Plant officiating. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family at Letort Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 420 Park Drive Carlisle, PA 17015.
Shirley L. Kyle, 76, passed away February 11, 2020. Services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. Services will be held at 1 PM on Monday, February 17 at Christian Bible Fellowship Church, Newville. Visitation from 12 PM until services. Full obituary and online condolences at www.DuganFH.com.
Stephen A. “Pap” Hair, 75, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February, 11, 2020 at UPMC Carlisle surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born to the late Lester and Ruth (Goodling) Hair on December 23, 1944 in Mechanicsburg, PA.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM in the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1750 Pine Rd., Newville, PA 17241. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family and to view the full obituary.
Vaughn E. Hunter (91), passed peacefully on February 5, 2020 at his home in Carlisle, PA.
Vaughn was born the youngest of nine on June 18,1928 in Unity, Maine to Gaunce R. and Amber E. (Grass) Hunter. He was the seventh son of a seventh son and the last of a generation.
Vaughn married his wife Mary (Rennebu) on June 5, 1948. They were married for 71 years. She was by his side when he passed.
In the early years, they owned and operated a potato farm in South Unity, ME. There, they raised three sons: William G. Hunter (Olga) of Boerne TX; Robert I. Hunter of Ashville NC; Richard A. Hunter (Peg) of Patton PA; and one daughter, Cynthia S. Deitch (Dennis R.) of Carlisle PA.
Vaughn and Mary moved to Carlisle PA in 1975 where they owned and operated a successful insurance agency serving farmers and orchardists all over the state. Vaughn was awarded the honor of PA Crop Insurance Agent of the Year in 2007 by the PA Department of Agriculture with whom he worked closely, as well as other various Agricultural Councils, including US Apple and the Peach Council. He was awarded similar honors from multiple companies that he represented over the years. He travelled frequently to Washington DC to meet with Senators and Representatives to insure fair and just regulation of agricultural laws for the farmers/orchardists of Pennsylvania.
Vaughn loved to write poetry. Many people looked forward to his annual Christmas poems.
He was also well known for his beautiful vegetable garden where he could be found working diligently in the summer evenings.
Vaughn and Mary were blessed with seven grandchildren who they adored. Randall Hunter (Monica) of Methuen, MA; Kristopher Hunter (Kristel) of Antigonish NS; Zachary Hunter (Liz) of Carlisle PA; Jessica Manning (Dwayne) of New Bloomfield, PA; Ryan Hunter (Dawne Marie) of Strathmore, Alberta; Brett Ginn (Molly) of Jackson, ME; Kelly Ann Hunter (Jon) of Eastern Passage, NS.
Eleven step-grandchildren: Watson Gause (deceased); Glen Gause, Kelly Winter, and Micheal Gause, all of Patton, PA; Trisha Marlett (Chris) of Carlisle PA; Sharon Shaffer (Donny) of Carlisle PA; Jeffrey B Walker (Patricia) of Las Vegas NV, and Shelby Bell (Steve) of Annville, PA; Keith Hunter and Kevin Hunter of Colorado; and Anna Leksina of Boerne TX.
They had 22 great grandchildren.
He is lovingly remembered by daughter in law Marjorie Hunter of PEI, Canada, who he adored.
He was predeceased by son Richard A. Hunter.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 1, 2020 at 3pm at the Carroll Township Community Center, 255 Church Rd in Shermansdale Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quaker Hill Christian Church, P O Box 305, Unity Me 04988.
Vaughn E. Hunter was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Dad.
Wanda Williamson Mays, 78, of Newville passed away Monday February 10, 2020 in her home.
She was born August 16, 1941 in Grove City, PA, where she grew up, the daughter of Robert Presley and Mary Jane Piper Williamson.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband David L. Mays, and her sister Barbara Nicholson.
She attended The Ohio State University’s nursing program, had a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University, and a PhD from John’s Hopkins University in Counseling Education.
Wanda served as a registered nurse in several area hospitals and schools, and was part of building a successful family therapy business in Carlisle, PA.
She loved reading and watching all sports-especially the Buckeyes! She was a dedicated and caring mother to three and grandmother to six. She loved traveling to Europe and the Caribbean with her husband Dave, and always enjoyed taking the long way home to experience new things. Her children would like to extend a grateful thank you to all the caregivers that helped their mother remain independent in her home.
She is survived by her three children Margo Mays, and her husband John McKew, Brett Mays and his wife Nancy, and Ellen Shultzabarger and her husband Brian; six grandchildren Aidan McKew, Nolan McKew, Rhys McKew, Brynn Mays, Lexie Shultzabarger, and Bode Shultzabarger.
A visitation will be held Saturday February 15, 2020 from 2 to 2:30 PM in the Egger Funeral Home Inc. 15 W. Big Spring Ave. Newville. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Central PA’s Hemophilia Treatment Center at:
Penn State University Hemophilia Treatment Center of Central Pennsylvania
Harold M. Haar, 80, of Carlisle, passed away to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Claremont Nursing Home. He was born on November 4, 1939 in Dillsburg and was a son of the late Harry C. and Adaline (Rinehart) Haar.
Harold graduated from Northern High School in 1957. He always had a love for plants and retired from George’s Flowers in Carlisle after 37 years working in the greenhouses and making deliveries. Harold also worked at the former Flohr Greenhouses in Dillsburg for 20 years. He was a member of The Meeting House in Carlisle. Harold loved his family, growing flowers, taking care of his home and he especially enjoyed mowing his grass.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 56 years, Beulah A. (Eckert) Haar, two daughters, Laurie A. Kline of Carlisle and Susan L. Reno of Austin, TX, three granddaughters, Baylie Kline, Carley Kline and Macayla Carrillo. He preceded in death by one brother, Charles Rinehart.
A viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 followed by funeral services at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Ken Hoke officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle followed by a time of fellowship at The Meeting House on Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Pkwy #110, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. www.Since1853.com.
Clara H. Harry, 79, of Mercersburg, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence. Services will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Irene Pouliet officiating. A viewing will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home and also 10:00 AM until the service. Burial will be in South Fairview Church of God Cemetery. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family and to view the full obituary.
Donald R. Boyne, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born to the late Gordon R. Boyne and Elizabeth M. (Doyle) Martin on September 16, 1941 in North Middleton Township.
Donald graduated from Carlisle High School, class of 1960. He worked as a construction superintendent for Lobar, Inc. and retired from Griffin Services at Carlisle Barracks. He was a lifelong member at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle. He served with the United States Navy Seabees. Donald loved woodworking and collecting antiques.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Patricia R. (Russell) Boyne; daughters, Ann-Marie E. Boyne of Boiling Springs, PA and Megan V. Chapones and husband, William of Carlisle, PA; grandchildren, Chase M. and Luke A. Stouffer and Addison V., Avery W. and Harper E. Chapones. Also surviving are siblings, Christine Bohner of Indiana and Dave Boyne of Harrisburg, PA. He was preceded in death by stepfather, Robert C. Martin and brother, Mike Boyne.
Services will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Rev. Titus Clarke and Chaplain Amy Wagner officiating. A viewing will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home and also at 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery with military honors provided by Cumberland County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amelia S. Given Free Library, 114 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 or St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.
Rebecca R. “Becky” Webber, 85, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community.
She was born October 16, 1934 in Pittsburgh to the late Harry E. and Kathryn (White) Rutledge.
Becky graduated from Dormont High School in 1952 and from Muskingum College in New Concord, OH in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Carlisle Area School District for over 30 years before her retirement. Becky was a member of the former Allison United Methodist Church and currently Carlisle United Methodist Church. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Becky enjoyed spending time with them doing everything from babysitting to attending sporting events.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert W. Webber of Carlisle; one daughter, Wendy S. (husband Timothy) Hoy of Carlisle; one son, Bill (wife Lisa) Webber of Boiling Springs; six grandchildren, Leah (husband Will) Andrews of Austin, TX, Dan Hoy of Carlisle, Becky Hoy of Springfield, MO, Katie Webber of New York, NY, Pete Hoy of San Diego, CA and Billy Webber of West Point, NY; two great-grandchildren, Sullivan and Cooper Andrews.
A memorial service celebrating Becky’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Cumberland Crossings Retirement Community, 1 Longsdorf Way Carlisle, PA 17015 with Rev. Judy Strayer officiating. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle United Methodist Church New Building Fund, 45 South West Street Carlisle, PA 17013.
Carolyn E. Williams, 92, of Carlisle, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Cumberland Crossings, Carlisle. She was born on September 8, 1927 in Carlisle and was the daughter of the late George J. Washington and Marie V. Whiting. Carolyn was the widow of Charles I. Williams who died July 27, 1972.
Carolyn graduated from Carlisle High School in 1946. She was a loving homemaker and worked at the Carlisle Chocolate Shop, Piezo Crystal Plant and was the owner of Carolyn’s Collectibles. She was a member of Carlisle Art Association, Carlisle TOPS and the Golden Girl Sisters.
She is survived by her children, Deborah A. Collins, Roderick C. Williams, Sr. and Melissa F. Mixell, all of Carlisle, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by one son, Jocquin C. Williams and three brothers; James R. Washington, Sr., Carl Washington and Paul Boswell.
A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. in Grace Baptist Church, 777 W. North St., Carlisle with Pastor John Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church or to West Street A.M.E. Zion Church Youth Ministries, 136 S. West St, Carlisle, PA 17013. Visit www.EwingBrothers.com to send condolences.
Joseph Vincent Stets, 65, of Carlisle, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He was born on January 30, 1955 in Carlisle and was a son of the late Frank and Catherine (Herman) Stets.
Joe was a 1973 graduate of Carlisle High School. He was a line haul driver with YRC Freights. Joe loved to travel and explore new places.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Stets of Mt. Holly Springs and Andrew Stets of Carlisle, two daughters, Heather Harrington of Alburtis and Lisa Roden and husband Wayne of Albertville, MN, three brothers, Frank Stets and Mike Stets both of Carlisle and George Stets and wife Beverly of Newville, two sisters, Eleanor Speece and husband Timothy of Mt. Holly Springs and Christine Shoffner and husband Robert of Carlisle, nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, donate3.cancer.org or NJ Sharing Network, njsharingnetwork.org or Donate Life Pennsylvania, donatelifepa.org or to the Foundation for Alcoholism Research, alcoholismresearch.org.
Robert L. Schoffstall, 59, of Mechanicsburg, passed away February 7, 2020 at home. He was born on August 22, 1960 in Harrisburg, he was a son of Jack R. and Carole (Reiner) Schoffstall of Mechanicsburg. Bob worked as a Senior Capabilities Manager for Highmark. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Shippensburg University and was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity. Bob was a life member of the Mechanicsburg Club and golfed in the Monday Night Golf League at Armitage Golf Club. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. Bob enjoyed the outdoors especially kayaking on the Susquehanna River and camping. In addition to his parents Bob is survived by his wife, Brenda (Odell) Schoffstall; daughter, Chelsea Coy and companion Chris Leiby of Mechanicsburg; son, Austin Schoffstall and wife Katelyn of Mechanicsburg; brother, Rick Schoffstall of Wrightsville; uncle, Richard Reiner and wife Doris of FL and his three grandchildren, Vance, Bryon and Cutler. Memorial services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Kidney Cancer Association, PO Box 803338 #38269, Chicago, IL 60680. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.malpezzifuneralhome.com
Loree (Pinky) Isabel Swartz 94 of Carlisle passed away February 5, 2020 at Chapel Point. Born February 8, 1925 in Newville PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Edward Swartz and Stella Margaret (Moffit) Swartz.
Loree graduated from Newville High School in 1943, and attended Carlisle Commercial College. She worked at C.H. Masland & Sons for 42 years.
She was a member of the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren where she served in many ways. Loree was on the Church Board, she chaired the Women’s Fellowship and the Nuture Commission. She assisted with the After School Neighborhood Club, and was a Children’s Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. Loree also sang in the choir.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Sara Swartz and Aileen McCullough, and brothers Robert and Ray Swartz.
Surviving her are two Sister-in-Laws Jean Swartz, Fay Swartz and one Brother-in-Law Thomas McCullough. She is also survived by eight nieces, two nephews, eleven great nieces, fourteen great nephews, eight great great nieces, and eleven great great nephews.
Memorial Services will be held Tuesday February 11, 2020 at the Hunstdale Church of the Brethren, 170 Church RD. Carlisle, PA 17015 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the family convenience. Memorial contributions can be made to the Huntsdale Church of the Brethren in her honor.