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Obituaries for 03/08/1999

Obituaries for 03/08/1999

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Irene Borkowski, 85, of Shiremanstown, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at her home.

Born Feb. 1, 1914, in Pottstown, she was a retired seamstress and had attended Camp Hill United Methodist Church.

She was the widow of John Borkowski.

Survivors include a daughter, Irene B. Schmalz of Shiremanstown; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in Arlington Memorial Park, Allentown, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice, 4811 Jonestown Road, Suite 235, Harrisburg 17109.

Arrangements are being handled by Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

Lester B. Farlling, 78, formerly of Carlisle, died Monday, March 8, 1999 in Hershey Medical Center.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home will announce final arrangements when complete.

Retired Army Col. Lawrence Bradley Goodwin Jr., died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at his home in North Middleton Township at the age of 56.

He was born in Whitesburg, Ky., the son of the late Lavinia (Cook) and L. Bradley Goodwin Sr..

He was a member of the U.S. Army War College Memorial Chapel at Carlisle Barracks.

He graduated from the Universities of Eastern and Western Kentucky, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff and the U.S. Army War College Class of 1986.

Col. Bradley served his country with distinction throughout a 28-year military career, including two tours in Vietnam. He was a highly-decorated veteran, counting among his awards the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and Service, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross. He commanded at all levels from platoon through battalion.

Following his military career, he served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the state G.E.D. administrator in the Department of Education. In that capacity, he was selected as the outstanding G.E.D. administrator by his colleagues from across the United States. He was also awarded Pennsylvania's Citation of Merit by the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. He also served as the Superintendent of Sunday Schools for USAWC Memorial Chapel.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jeanne (Bryant) Goodwin; a son, L. Bradley III of Tallahassee, Fla.; two daughters, Melissa C. Goodwin of Harrisburg, and Susannah B. Goodwin, who lives at home; a sister, Shirley G. Jones of Lexington, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the USAWC Memorial Chapel, Carlisle Barracks, Chaplains Lilton J. Marks and Joseph Batluck, officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County.

Ewing Brother Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 980 Harvest Drive, Suite 105, Blue Bell, Pa., 19422-1961.

George H. Gries, Sr., 71, of Lower Mifflin Township, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in his home.

Born Aug. 7, 1927 in Carlisle, he was the son of the late John A. and Sue A. Lerew Gries.

Mr. Gries, a graduate of Carlisle High School, Gries worked at Carlisle Shoe Factory for 23 years and at AMP Inc. for 25 years as a laborer. He also was a farmer.

Mr. Gries was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Carlisle, Big Spring Lodge No. 316 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies of Harrisburg, AARP and was an avid hunter.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joyce E. Losch Gries; three sons: George H. Jr., Wallkill, N.Y.; John C., Pottstown; and Donald A., Shippensburg; two daughters: Linda K. Waggoner, Carlisle; and Pamela J. Handshew, Newville; eight grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J.s.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle, with Rev. Richard A. Ruff and Rev. Sharon Kelly officiating.

Burial will follow in Kutz Cemetery, Carlisle.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

A Masonic service will be held at 11:50 a.m. at the church by Big Spring Lodge No. 361 F&AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Carlisle Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle 17013.

Services are under the direction of Egger Funeral Home, 15 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville.

Leonard D. "Dud" Groff, 73, of the 5200 block of Spring Road, Shermans Dale, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

Born, April 21, 1925, in Centre Township, Perry County, he was the son of the late Allen G.T. and Margaret (Whitekettle) Groff.

He was a retired employee of the former Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot, a charter member of the New Bloomfield VFW Post 7463 and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Reba (Smith) Groff; a son, Lebo Groff of New Bloomfield; two daughters, Patricia Cassel and Karen Yughovich, both of New Bloomfield; three brothers, Allen R. and Patrick, both of New Bloomfield and Rodney of Hampton, Va.; a sister, Rachael Spangler of New Bloomfield; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Boyer Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield with the Rev. Bruce Woolever officiating. Viewing will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Herbert Wilton Groomes, 82, of Carlisle, died early Monday morning in the Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Middlesex Township.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Ewing Brothers Funeral Home on South Hanover Street in Carlisle and will be announced when they have been completed.

Doris J. Guarini, 70, of Mechanicsburg and formerly of New Cumberland, died Saturday, March 6, 1999 in Outlook Pointe in Hampden Township.

She was a former employee of Kinney Shoes Corp. in Camp Hill.

Mrs. Guarini attended West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg.

She was the widow of Col. Robert N. Guarini and is survived by a son, Robert A. of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Annette G. Mioff of Mechanicsburg, Yvonne J. Engle of Harrisburg and Suzanne E. Burke of Camp Hill and five granddaughters.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St. in New Cumberland. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110.

Marcy F. Grosz, 74, of 910 Apple Drive, Mechanicsburg, died Monday, March 8, 1999 in Holy Spirit Hospital.

Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home will announce final arrangements when complete.

Services for James M. Pantall, 59, of the first block of Cumberland Drive, Silver Spring Township, will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.

He died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at home.

He was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Ralph and Mary (Neuhardt) Pantall.

He was a former employee of Cumberland Valley Welding, Lowe's Hardware Store, Adams Wholesales and Dickinson School of Law.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Pantall was a 1958 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Dayton, Ohio, a member of Teamsters Union Local 776 and Carlisle Moose Lodge 761, where he was a past treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary L. (Carr) Pantall; a son, Robert, of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, William, of Casper, Wyo.; two sisters, Ann Mittelstadt of Dayton, Ohio and Carol Proulx of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, David Patrick of New York City, N.Y. and Mike Patrick of Washington; two stepdaughters, Mary C. Barnard of Newville and Kathleen Kohr of Ashburn, Va.; and five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Col. Louis L. Schmit will officiate at Wednesday's prayer service. A viewing will be held before the service from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Central Pa., 98 S. Enola Drive, Enola, 17025.

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