Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Obituaries for Perry County for the weeks previous Could 20.


Oscar H. Benner, 90, of Mt. Nice Mills entered everlasting relaxation on Wednesday, Could 10, 2023, at residence.

He was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Millerstown to Howard Sr. and Mabel (Minium) Benner.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Oscar H. Benner

He attended Gordon’s College in Richfield. After marrying, he enlisted within the Military, serving throughout the Korean Battle.

Early in life, he was employed at Bethlehem Metal in Steelton, helped his father lower pulpwood, operated the Sunoco station in Selinsgrove, labored for a number of space contractors and Princess Properties, and was self-employed together with his brother, Richard, with Benner’s Contracting. He retired in 1990 from Wooden-Mode the place he was employed as a finisher.

He beloved working in his personal woodworking store the place he made and repaired furnishings and loved creating crafts. His woodworking is well-known within the space and continues to be loved in lots of space houses and companies.

He additionally loved searching, fishing, steel detecting and had a particular love for his canines. His buddy, Vango, was his fixed companion.

He was a member of St. Thomas Impartial Church the place he had served on the executive board.

He and his spouse additionally served as auditors in Perry Twp.

Surviving are his spouse of almost 71 years, Shirley G. (Barner) Benner; a son, David Benner of Freeburg; a daughter, Bev Benner and her spouse, Lisa Roemer, of Felton; a grandson, Daniel Ok. Benner of Virginia Seaside, Va.; a brother, Howard Benner Jr. and his spouse, Sharon, of Beavertown; two brothers-in-law, James Heintzelman of Harrisburg and Donald Howell of Mount Nice Mills; and quite a few nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in demise by a daughter, Cindy, who died April of 1961; a brother, Richard O. Benner and his spouse, Carolyn; and three sisters, Esther Shaffer and her husband, Louis, Bernice Heintzelman and Betty Howell.

A service was held Could 16 in his church with pastor Roger Womer officiating. Interment was in St. John (Barner’s) Lutheran Church Cemetery.

George P. Garman Funeral Dwelling, Mount Nice Mills, dealt with preparations.

Memorial contributions could also be made to his church, 1070 St. Thomas Street, Mount Nice Mills 17853, or A Tail To Inform, 381 Michters Street, Newmanstown 17073.


Janice L. “Jan” Petrick, 79, of Carlisle and previously of Loysville, handed away on Saturday, Could 6, 2023, at Penn State Hershey Medical Middle.

She was born Aug. 5, 1943, in Renovo to the late Calvin and Agnes Shearer.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Janice L. Petrick

She was a 1962 graduate of Dallastown Excessive College and met her future husband in her second 12 months at Penn State College. She married right into a household that valued traditions and he or she got here to like the vacations and traditions herself. She was a selfless girl who all the time put the wants and needs of her household earlier than her personal. When her kids have been younger, she loved volunteering at their faculty, attending each one in every of their sporting occasions, and serving to with no matter her household wanted. She labored for a few years at Perry Village, offering take care of members of her neighborhood as a nurse’s aide. As her kids grew, she traveled everywhere in the nation to see them. When she may not journey very a lot, she cherished assembly together with her household yearly for Thanksgiving on the Lodge Roanoke. She was a passionate sports activities fan and beloved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Nittany Lions. She treasured her residence and beloved meticulously sustaining her home and her yard. Household and pals knew her for her absolute love and boundless QVC packages she despatched as presents. She can be drastically missed and all the time remembered.

Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Robert J. Petrick of Carlisle; a son, Robert A. Petrick (associate Don Canada) of Washington D.C.; two daughters, Danielle M. Milligan of Hagerstown, Md., and Tawny J. (husband Mark) Mercer of Weddington, N.C.; and 6 grandchildren, Brendan (spouse Amanda) Milligan of Plantation, Fla., Brody Milligan of Hagerstown, Md., Brock Milligan of Plantation, Fla., Auburn (husband Taylor) Day of Tampa, Fla., Cyan Mercer of Charlotte, N.C., and Dustin Mercer of Weddington, N.C.

She was preceded in demise by a great-grandson, Eli Alexander Day.

Hoffman Funeral Dwelling and Crematory, Carlisle, dealt with preparations.

Memorial contributions could also be made to Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Pink Cross, 1804 N. Sixth St., Harrisburg 17102, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Field 98018, Washington, D.C. 20090-8018, or to any veterans’ group.


Surrounded by his spouse and her household, James Victor “Pink” “Jim” Travis of New Bern, NC, handed away at residence on April twenty ninth 2023 from asbestos associated COPD and lung most cancers.

Jim was born in Morgantown, WV to Harold M. and Gail (Beatty) Travis on December twenty seventh 1945. He attended Ambridge Pa faculties and was a Veteran of the US Navy, the place he served on the USS Forrestal. Upon leaving the Navy, “Pink” was married in 1966 and resided in Newark Valley, NY and had two kids, Christine Loretta Travis and James Harold Travis. In 1974 he moved to Cortland, NY and Hamburg NY, was remarried, and had his third youngster, Karen Rebecca Travis.

For a few years, Jim lived in Alpharetta Georgia. whereas there, he remarried, and helped increase two step-children and his step-grandchildren. Finally, Jim met and married Mary (Blackman) and have become a household together with her kids and grandchildren in Hicksville, NY and New Bern NC. He labored on the native Meals Lion and loved woodworking and tasks round his residence.

Jim is survived by his spouse, Mary (Blackman) Travis; his daughters, Christine (Christopher) Maloney of Endicott, NY and Karen (Jack) Richard of Elliottsburg, PA. His grandchildren, Scott Berghorn and Megan Maloney of Endicott, NY, Eliza (Richard) Roper of Clarksville, TN, Dominic Muscatell and Francis Muscatell, of Elliottsburg, PA.

Additionally surviving are his step-grandchildren with Mary, Christina and Kelly, together with 5 step-grandchildren. He’s additionally survived by his brothers, Harold M. Travis Jr, and Albert A. Travis Along with his mother and father and step-mother, Ruth, Jim was preceded in demise by his son, James Harold Travis, sisters Mary Lou and Martha Ann, brothers Charles E, and Donald R Travis. Jim was cremated and no companies have been held.

A Celebration of Life was held at his residence in New Bern NC.


Michael A. Moyer, 63, handed away Saturday, Could 6, 2023, at his residence in Elliottsburg.

Surviving are stepmother, Cathy Moyer; two brothers, Richard Moyer and spouse Carol of Newport and Randy Moyer of Newport; two kids, Dustin Moyer and fiance Teresa Brown of Mannsville and Ashley Little of Marysville; three grandchildren, David III and Benjamin Little and Nikita Wenrich Jr.; and fur grandbaby (canine), Normal.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Michael A. Moyer

He was preceded in demise by his mother and father, Charles Moyer and Larue Turnbaugh Moyer.

Providers can be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions could also be made to David Myers Funeral Dwelling, Newport, to help with funeral bills.


Ronald S. Zendt, 83, of Loysville died peacefully at residence on Monday, Could 8, 2023.

He was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Doyles Mills to Shelly and Edna (Casner) Zendt of Juniata County.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Ronald S. Zendt

He graduated in 1957 from Blain Union Excessive College. He married the love of his life, Louise, in 1960 and in 1963 started a 30-year profession with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Division of Normal Providers, the place he was supervisor of the Blue Print Room, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Adams Lodge 319, New Bloomfield, Nationwide Rifle Affiliation and Fraternal Order of Eagles 1299, Carlisle.

He beloved searching and turkey calling.

In his free time, he loved going out for breakfast and fixing the world’s issues together with his family and friends. His pals and searching buddies have been a lot greater than “simply Ron’s pals.” His kids proudly referred to as them “household.” These people visited him and brightened his days when he may not get out to affix them for breakfast. He missed just one vacation dinner (this previous Easter) together with his siblings in his 83 years on this earth. Household and fellowship have been his excessive priorities.

Surviving are three kids, Edward (Kathy) Zendt, Daniel (Jodi) Zendt and Corinna (Brad) Riggs, all of Loysville; 5 grandchildren, Jarret (Kayla) Zendt, Kenneth (Afton) Zendt, Josie (Aaron) Morey, Devin Riggs and Derek (Chianne) Riggs; six great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Madison, Edward “EJ,” Riley, Stella and Lucas; and two siblings, Audrey Kerr of Millerstown and Larry (Betty) Zendt of Dauphin.

He was preceded in demise by his beloved spouse of 59 years, Louise (Manley) Zendt, who died in 2019.

A service was held Could 12 in Nickel-Lochstampfor Household Funeral Dwelling, Loysville. Interment was in Restland Cemetery, Loysville.

Memorial contributions could also be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Method, 270, Harrisburg 17110.


Dennis Eugene Miller, 77, of Liverpool entered everlasting relaxation on Tuesday, Could 9, 2023, at residence.

He was born April 18, 1946, in Liverpool to the late Albert S. and Esther (Decrease) Miller.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Dennis E. Miller

He was a graduate of Greenwood Joint Excessive College, Millerstown. He had been employed with RCA till they moved operations to Texas. After that, he was employed on the Crayola Manufacturing facility. He loved {golfing} and taking part in poker.

Surviving are a brother, Richard Miller and his spouse Janet of Liverpool and quite a few nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in demise by 12 siblings, Sarah, Dorothy, Geraldine, Floranna, Nancy, Marilyn, John, Fred, Ronald, Lewis, Gerald and Barry.

Providers can be introduced at a later time.

George P. Garman Funeral Dwelling, Liverpool, dealt with preparations.


Gerald E. “Butch” Ford Jr., 75, of Newport, handed away Sunday, Could 7, 2023, at residence.

He was born July 16, 1947, in Lewistown to the late Gerald E. Sr. and Geraldine E. (Barton) Ford.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Gerald E. Ford Jr.

He was a proud veteran of the Air Power, serving from March of 1966 to March of 1970. He retired from AT&T as an operations supervisor. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, New Bloomfield, and the Knights of Columbus. He loved spending time together with his household, studying and catching up with pals.

Surviving are his spouse of 56 years, Sharon (Perry) Ford, whom he married Dec. 31, 1966; 5 kids, Michele Auxt (Gary) of Duncannon, Patricia Hostler (Arch) of Newport, Lynette Yohn (Tim) of Mifflintown, and Jonathan Ford and Pat Ford, each of Newport; eight grandchildren, Scott Hostler (Emily), Victoria Williams (Lamar), Nicole Hostler, Shania Graybill (Zack), Aimee Yohn, Ashley Yohn, Skyler Robinson (Maverick) and Luke Auxt; and a great-granddaughter, Aubree Williams.

He was preceded in demise by a sister, Patricia Carson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Could 12 in his church with the Rev. Robert Sharman officiating. Interment, with navy honors by Juniata County Veterans Council, was in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

Guss Funeral Dwelling, Mifflintown, dealt with preparations.

Memorial contributions could also be made to American Most cancers Society, on-line at www.most or mail to P.O. Field 6704, Hagerstown, Md. 21741.


Laura M. Fawver, 79, of Liverpool entered everlasting relaxation on Wednesday, Could 10, 2023, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.

She was born Jan. 10, 1944, in Richfield, Juniata County, to the late John and Pauline (Stroup) Haubert.

Obituaries from the Perry County Times (5/20/23)

Laura M. Fawver

She retired from Nordic Gear Garment Manufacturing facility, Millerstown, the place she was employed for 40 years as a stitching operator. After retirement, she served as an in-home caregiver.

Her hobbies included doing all types of crafts, flower gardening, puzzles and taking part in bingo.

She was the widow of Richard Fawver Sr., who died March 17, 2010, and to whom she was married 39 years.

Surviving are a son, Richard Jr. and his spouse Hollie of Liverpool; grandson, Cody J. Fawver of State Faculty; great-granddaughter, Aurora Fawver; her twin sister, Mary Buckley and her husband Donald of Thompsontown; sister, Donna Maurer of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, Arthur Haubert and his companion, Shirley Kidd, of Newville, Gary Haubert of Thompsontown and Leroy Haubert and his spouse Eileen of Port Royal; and quite a few nieces and nephews.

George P. Garman Funeral Dwelling, Liverpool, dealt with preparations.

Memorial contributions could also be made to Susan G. Komen for the Remedy, 13770 Noel Street, Suite 801889, Dallas, Texas 75380.


Donald J. Keffer Sr., of Blain handed away on Saturday, Could 6, 2023, at UPMC Carlisle Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1960, in Camp Hill to the late Jacob and Janet Keffer.

He was employed with Large Meals as a stockperson for 25 years; a member of Our Woman of Lourdes Catholic Church, Enola; and an avid watch collector.

Surviving are two sons, Donald J. Jr. and David J.; a daughter, Kaycee Inexperienced; his spouse, Delores Keffer; a brother, Wealthy Harner; 4 sisters, Kathy, Dorothy, Deb and Barb; and a cat, Luci.

Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Dwelling, Harrisburg, dealt with preparations.

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