- John R. "Jack" Beck, 65, 27 Clifton Terrace, Carlisle, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center, Hershey.Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Lock Haven, the son of the late John D. and Rosetta Yearick, he was a graduate of Lock Haven High School, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.He was self-employed as a dentist in Carlisle for over 40 years until retiring in October 1997. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Dental Corps (Reserve) with two years on active duty.He was past president of the Fifth District of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and of the Harrisburg Area Dental Society, which gave him the Dr. A.S. Koser Award. He was a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a member of the American Dental Association.Dr. Beck was a member of South Middleton Township Strategic Planning Commission, past member of the South Middleton Planning Commission, and past member of the South Middleton School Board. He was past president of the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church, Carlisle and a past director of the Carlisle Kiwanis Club.An avid sportsman, he was involved with Trout Unlimited as past director and past president of the Cumberland Valley Chapter and past president of the Pennsylvania Council. He was a co-founder of the Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp.He also belonged to the Federation of Fly Fishers, Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, Fly Fishers Club of Harrisburg, Yellow Breeches Anglers and Conservationists, Carlisle Fish and Game Association, Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, The Catskill Fly Fishing Center, American Rivers, Cumberland Valley Sportsmen Conservationists Association, Wetlands Institute, Pennsylvania Conservancy and the National Audubon Society.Dr. Beck was involved with the American Kennel Club as a field judge of pointing breeds. He was national past director of the American Brittany Club, past president and field trial secretary of the Susquehanna Brittany Club, and past director of the Central Pennsylvania Junior Horse Show Association. He also belonged to the National Geographic Society, The Smithsonian Associates and the Cumberland County Historical Society.Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Edith Haver Beck; a daughter, Jennifer B. Vogel of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Barbara B. Tecker of Sunset Beach, N.C.; a grandson; and two nephews.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle with the Rev. James J. Ferguson officiating.Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.Memorial contributions can be made to the Cardiovascular Center at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, P.O. Box 850, Hershey, PA 17033-0850.
- Private funeral services were held Dec. 12 in Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, for Triston Michael Bigler, who was stillborn Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997 in Chambersburg Hospital.The son of Dawn Michelle Rauber and Jan William Bigler of Shippensburg, he also is survived by his sister, Courtney Rauber, at home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Teresa Murphy of Shippensburg; paternal grandparents, Leon and Delores Bigler of Shippensburg; maternal great-grandmothers, Nan Hawks and Edna Stouffer of Shippensburg; and paternal great grandmother, Pearl Dutrey of Carlisle.The Rev. Al Hamm officiated at funeral services. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.
- Nancy Joe Bosserman, 53, of York Springs, formerly of Longmont, Colo., died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 at Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder, Colo.Born Dec. 12, 1943 in Denver, Colo., a daughter of the late Joseph and M. Etola Parker McGlasson, she was a member of Carlisle Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.She is survived by her husband of 32 years, James M. Bosserman Jr.; two sons, Jonathan M. of Mechanicsburg and David J. of Harrisburg; a daughter, Tracie Haring of York Springs; two sisters, Carol Radamacher of Longmont and Judy Sullivan of Denver; and six grandchildren.Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Carlisle Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Zitzman officiating.Crist Morturary is in charge of the arrangements.Memorial contributions can be made to Carlisle Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society, Boulder County Unit Office, 2590 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302.
- Funeral services for Norman J. Hockenberry Sr., 69, of 50 Lonesome Road, Newville, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.He died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 in Carlisle Hospital.Born July 28, 1928 in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Mervin and Edna Beaston Hockenberry and the widower of Elsie Gayman Hockenberry who died in 1989. He resided most of his life in the Newville area.A Protestant, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired in 1990 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation with 17 years of service and was formerly employed by the Carlisle Cement Co.He was a member of the Minnequa Club in Shippensburg.Survived by four sons, Norman J. Jr. and Terry L. of Carlisle, Edward L. and Thomas D. of Newville; two daughters, Linda K. Starner of Shippensburg and Susan J. Reichenbach of Newville; a brother, Victor O. of Carlisle; a sister, Florence Peiper of Enola; six grandchildren; and one step-grandson.He was preceded in death by two sisters, Zola Richardson and Esther Chestnut.The Rev. Wayne Ellis will officiate at Sunday's services. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Upper Frankford Brick Church Cemetery.There will be no viewing, but friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.Memorial contributions can be made to Dialysis Services of Pennsylvania, 101 Noble Blvd., Suite 103, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Obituaries for 12/12/1997