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Hershey, Janet  
Janet Hershey Janet Hershey, 85, of Orrstown, died unexpectedly during the late evening hours of Friday, August 28, 2015, at her home. She was born on November 7, 1929, in Lurgan, a daughter of the late Norman and Marget Daugherty Diehl, Sr. Janet married Bruce C. Hershey on May 21, 1949, in West Virginia. He preceded her in death just four months ago on April 21, 2015, after 65 years of marriage. Janet was employed in the Accounting Department at the Letterkenny Army Depot, retiring in 1985 after 35 years of employment. She was a member of the Prince Street United Brethren Church; the Fort Morris A.A.R.P. #2525; and the Shippensburg Tops Club. She was very active and energetic; always taking her morning walk; landscaping and gardening all over her property; and feeding and watching the birds around her home. She would watch any type of sport, even different games on different televisions at the same time, and she knew all teams, players, statistics, and terminology of all of them. Janet always spent a lot of time with her late husband Bruce, mostly helping with a lot of his building projects and taking an occasional trip, but she preferred to stay around home and keep busy. Janet is survived by her two sons, Steven D. (Mary Ann) Hershey of Shippensburg and Gregory L. (Kathleen Lysher) Hershey, Sr., of Orrstown; her sister, Dolores "Dimps" Mowery of Shippensburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was preceded in death by her three brothers, Gerald, Norman and Dana Diehl. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at the Prince Street United Brethren Church. The Rev. James O. Bolich will officiate. Interment will follow in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday morning at church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince Street United Brethren Church at 17 N. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257. Online condolences may be expressed at fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Aug. 31, 2015
Martin, Donald L.  
Donald L. Martin Donald L. Martin of South Mountain passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Donald is survived by his brother, Jack "Fred" (wife Beverly) Martin II of Mustang, OK; two uncles, Donald Tedrick and family of Clear Spring, MD, Elwin Tedrick and family of Hargerstown, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack F. and Justa E. (Tedrick) Martin; and sister, Patricia Martin. Graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD at 1:00 PM. Express online condolences at DuganFH.com
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Brookens, Jack M.  
Jack M. Brookens Jack M. Brookens, 82, of Chambersburg, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home. Born October 7, 1932 in Fayetteville, PA, he was a son of the late John and Phoebe McNew Brookens. His first wife, Mary L. Fraker Brookens, preceded him in death in 1978. A U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran, Jack served honorably during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a Tool Handler at Mack Truck in Hagerstown until his retirement in 1991 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post 6168 in Shippensburg and the Moose Lodge 842 in Chambersburg. Jack enjoyed watching NASCAR, working on old cars, Hunting, and traveling to Myrtle Beach. Jack is survived by his wife, Edith M. Marlin Brookens, whom he married on July 15, 1983; a daughter, Amy Burghard (Bernard) of Chambersburg; a step-daughter, Linda L. Beard (Richard L., Sr.) of Chambersburg; two grandchildren, Ryan Knox of PA, and James "J.C." Burghard of Chambersburg; two step grandchildren, Richard L. Beard, Jr. (Christina) of Chambersburg and Mary Beth Knepper (Harry) of Chambersburg; three step great-grandchildren, Aaron James Beard, Sara Elizabeth Beard, and Wyatt Benjamin Knepper; a brother, Garnet (Sharon) of Chambersburg; and four sisters, Gladys Kniesly of Sinnemahoning, PA, Ruby Wenger of St.Thomas, PA, Joyce Dehart of Fayetteville, and Dixie Simpson of Chambersburg. Aside from his wife and parents, Jack was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. A funeral service in honor of Jack's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Garry Culler will officiate. Interment with military honors provided by members of the VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard will follow the service in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to SpiriTrust Lutheran Foundation, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, York, PA 17404. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
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Published in Public Opinion from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2015
Mellott, Renfred P.  
Renfred P. Mellott Renfred P. Mellott, 78, of Needmore, PA died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA. Visitation will be Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 AM at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA.
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Mentzer, Lisa Ann  
Lisa Ann Mentzer Lisa Ann Mentzer, 52, formerly of Shippensburg, late of Carlisle, died on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at her home. Her funeral services have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger- brickerfuneralhome.com
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Asper, Kenneth D.  
Kenneth D. Asper Kenneth D. Asper, 72, of Shippensburg, passed away at home on Thursday, August 27, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born March 22, 1943 in Shippensburg. Kenneth was a son of the late Hugh H. and Frances L. Stoey Asper. He was a dairy farmer earlier in life and then retired from the Shippensburg Borough. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his Golden Retriever. He also enjoyed history, collecting all kinds of antiques including antique cars. Kenneth is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Holtry Asper; one son, Gordon K. (Natalie S.) Asper of Shippensburg; two daughters, Martha E. (Wayne A.) Farner of Newburg, and Judy A. (Robert E.) Ezolt of State Line, seven grandchildren, Emily and Jennifer Farner, Zachary (Trista) Asper, Chelsea (Justin) Hammond, Josh (Erica) Trindel and Tyler and Cody Ezolt; four great-grandchildren, Rylan, Isabel, Ava, and Jillian; and two brothers, Glenn S. Asper of Raystown, and Galen S. Asper of Shippensburg. Funeral services will be privately held at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home in Shippensburg. Officiating will be The Rev. Philip Steele. Burial will be held in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger- brickerfuneralhome.com
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Bryan, Russell E.  
Russell E. Bryan Russell E. Bryan, 86, of Spring Run, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, PA. Born January 3, 1929 in Richmond Furnace, PA, he was a son of the late Jacob Henry Bryan, Sr. and Florence Gilbert Bryan. His beloved wife, Josephine G. Bryan, preceded him in death on April 26, 2015. Russell was a graduate of the former Fannett Township High School. He worked most of his career as a mechanic at Letterkenny Army Depot until his retirement in 1984 after 35 years of service. Russell enjoyed hunting and going to sprint car races at Williams Grove and Port Royal. He is survived by two children, Larry Bryan (Beatrice) of Spring Run, PA and Linda Taylor (fiance Robert Hammond) of Spring Run, PA; four grandchildren, Shelly McMullen (Chris) of Fannettsburg, PA, Angela Taylor of South Carolina, Tony Taylor (Carrie) of Needmore, PA, and Ricky Taylor (Erica) of Nossville, PA; four great-grandchildren, Kyli, Anastasia, and Alijah Simmons and Grant McMullen; and a sister, Grace Bryan MacInnes of Chambersburg. In addition to his parents and wife, Russell is preceded in death by and infant sister; a brother, Jacob "Pete" Bryan; four half-brothers, Norman, Frank, Charles, and Lester Bryan; and a half-sister. Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 128, Spring Run, PA 17262. Arrangements are entrusted to the Agett-Geisel Funeral Home, Dry Run, PA. Condolences and memories may be shared on his Book of Memories page at www.geiselfuneralhome.com
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Burkholder, Helen M.  
Helen M. Burkholder Helen M. Burkholder, 96, of Shippensburg, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015. She was born February 19, 1919, in New Franklin, child of the late Scott and Anna (Fortney) Carbaugh. Surviving are two sons, H. Eugene Burkholder and David A. Burkholder; 11 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers. Viewing 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 51 Asper Drive, Shippensburg. www.DuganFH.com
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Deitrich, Edgar E.  
Edgar E. Deitrich Edgar E. Deitrich, age 83, of Chambersburg, and formerly of Edenville, passed away August 28, 2015 at Providence Place. He was born June 8, 1932 in Chambersburg, PA to Edgar H. and Mary (Ashway) Deitrich. He was married to Ruby Timmons Deitrich on March 14, 1952. Edgar had been a machinist for many years, working for Chambersburg Engineering Co, Mack Truck, Grove Cranes and TB Woods. He later became a self-employed businessman, owning the Professional Answering Service and Countryside Coin Laundromat. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Ruby V. Timmons Deitrich, and their three children, Michael E. Deitrich of Myersville, MD, Lisa G. Mellott of Mercersburg, and Eric D. Deitrich of Fayetteville, GA. He has eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He has a sister, Nancy L. Christman of Chambersburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd., St. Thomas. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Meals on Wheels, 43 W. Washington St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or First Lutheran Church of the same address. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 725 Norland Ave, Chambersburg, PA will be handling the arrangements.
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Locke, Justin Banks  
Justin Banks Locke Justin Banks Locke, 28, Drexel Hill, PA and formerly of Orbisonia, PA died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home. He is survived by his parents, Gordon and Donna Locke, Orbisona, PA and two brothers, Adam Locke, Shippensburg, PA and James Locke, Orbisonia. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home 9-11:00 AM on Wednesday.
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