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Obituaries for 10/31/1997

Obituaries for 10/31/1997

  • Memorial services for Robert A. Manning, 47, of 105 Greason Road, Plainfield, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.

    He died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at home.

    Born July 17, 1950 in Plainfield, the son of Martha "Evelyn" Brehm Manning, with whom he lived, and the late John H. Manning Jr., he graduated in 1969 from Big Spring High School and was a self-employed painter. He was of Protestant faith.

    Besides his mother, he is survived by two sons, Michael A. and Matthew S., both of Newburg; a sister, Nancy C. Brewer of Troy; two grandchildren; and two nieces.

    The Rev. Richard L. Hadfield will officiate at Monday's services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

  • Services for Harvey S. Peters Sr., 86, of 111 Ann St., Duncannon, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church, New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon.

    He died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997 at home.

    Born April 7, 1911 in Middle Paxton Township, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late William F. and Mary Parson Peters and the widower of Blanche Wilt Peters.

    A retired employee of PP&AMPL, he attended Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church.

    He is survived by four sons, William S. of Liverpool, Harvey S. Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Paul E. of Newport and Andrew L. Peters of RD 4, Duncannon; three daughters, H. Sue Mullen and Joyce E. Schaar of Duncannon and Donna R. Deatrick of RD 1, New Bloomfield; two brothers, Albert Sr. of York Haven and John of Duncannon; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

    The Rev. William Baublitz will officiate at Saturday's services. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, RD 4, Duncannon. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 N. High St., Duncannon, and Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. in his church.

    Memorials can be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110 or Roseglen Brethren in Christ Church, 618 New Bloomfield Road, Duncannon 17020.

  • Funeral services for retired Maj. Kenneth Earl Reaka of Reservoir Road, Upper Allen Township, will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.

    He died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997 in Randallstown, Md.

    Born March 26, 1920 in Bushong, Kan., he was the son of the late Earl and Della Firch Reaka and the widower of Julia Reaka. Retired from TRW, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marines.

    He is survived by a son, Kenneth M. of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; three daughters, Sandra M. Reaka of Lewisberry, Linda D. Antoon of Enon, Ohio and Darlene L. Israel of Reisterstown, Md.; and seven grandchildren.

    Burial with full military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.


    Doyle Sherman "Jack" Poorman, 90, of Newville, formerly of Silver Springs Township, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997 in Swaim Health Center, Newville.

    Arrangements will be announced when completed by Egger Funeral Home, Newville.

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