06/20/1917 - 08/18/2011 Ernest E. Latsha, 94, of Harrisburg, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 20, 1917 in Millersburg, PA to the late David E. and Susan (Phillips) Latsha.
Ernie was the owner of the Ernest E. Latsha Coal & Fuel Oil Company in Harrisburg.
He was a member of Perseverance Lodge #21 F&AM for 65 years, Harrisburg Consistory for 65 years, the York Rite Bodies of Harrisburg, a 65year member and Past Potentate of Zembo Shrine, past Captain of the Zembo Mounted Patrol, member of the Zembo Luncheon Club, International Shrine Horse Patrol, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest #43, Harrisburg Chapter #76 National Sojourners, Turkey Buzzards of Central PA. Ernie served on the Board of Directors for the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
He was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, a Past President of the Central PA Junior Horse Show Assoc., a former member of the Beaufort Hunt Club, a Past Chairman and member of both the Redevelopment Authority and the Housing Authority of Dauphin County, a member of the advisory board for Dauphin Deposit Trust Co. Camp Curtain Division, the executive committee of the council for Polyclinic Hospital, board member of the Exchange Club, member of the YMCA, an active member of the Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce, a member and past president of the West Shore Area Chamber of Commerce, member of the Executive Club of Harrisburg, Rescue Fire Co., Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assoc., American Legion Post #1001, and a past President of the FOP Keystone Lodge #41.
He was the widower of Steena L. Latsha. He was preceded in death by son Robert E. Latsha, 5 brothers George, Roy, Lee, Earl, and Glenn, 5 sisters Lesta, Anna, Beulah, Margaret and Addie.
Surviving are his wife Claire Zentmeyer Latsha, a daughter Mae L. Sobczak and her husband Sam, a son Don E. Latsha and his wife Cathy, a daughter-in-law Colleen Latsha, grandchildren Robert E. Latsha, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, Victoria E. Denk and her husband Gregory, Eric E. Sobczak and his wife Courtney, Jodi L. Bannon and her husband Robert, Ashley E. Latsha, great grandchildren Brandon Baskeyfield, Justin Bannon, Lauren Denk, Hannah Denk, Steven Latsha, Lottie Latsha, Kendall Sobczak, Keegan Sobczak and several nieces and nephews.
In addition Ernie is survived by his stepchildren Stephen Zentmeyer and his wife Debbie, Kurt Zentmeyer and his wife Ellie, Brock Zentmeyer and his wife Nancy, Lance Zentmeyer and his wife Kris, Saundra Roldan and her husband Alberto, 11 step grandchildren and 4 great step grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick P. Wirick, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Halifax.
Viewings will be from 4pm until 8pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in the funeral home with a Masonic service at 8pm and from 11am until 1pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 in the funeral home.
To send condolences to the Latsha family or for directions please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ernie’s honor may be made to Hospice of Central PA 1320 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the Shrine Children’s Hospital c/o Zembo Shrine 2801 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Marguerite (Peg) E. Rothrock
10/28/1926 - 08/15/2011 Marguerite (Peg) E. Rothrock, 84, of Kindred Place, Harrisburg, passed away on August 15, 2011 from lymphoma. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ralph L. Rothrock. Born in Bucks County, Pa. on October 28, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Frederick H. and Florence Fegley.
Peg graduated from Quakertown High School and the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School. Her career as an R.N. included Carroll County General Hospital, Westminster, Md. and Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. She and her husband also previously owned and operated Carroll County Personnel Services, Westminster, Md.
Peg passionately served the Lord and the community in numerous volunteer capacities at St. Benjamin’s Lutheran Church, Westminster Md., St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheran Brotherhood, Bethesda Mission, Food Pantry, and the Multiple Sclerosis Association all of Harrisburg. She enjoyed piano, singing, sewing, gardening, quilting and crocheting. Her kindness and patience will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, Peg is survived by two daughters, Bonnie wife of Alan Shuss of Lancaster, and Linda Kelly of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren, Megan Smoker wife of Cesar del Rio of Spain, Sean Kelly husband of Robyn of Hoboken,N.J., Brandon Smoker of Pittsburgh, Ryan Kelly husband of Angela of Hershey, Scott Rothrock of Japan, Patrick Kelly of Lexington, KY, and Holly Rothrock of Chambersburg; two great-granddaughters, Ariana del Rio-Smoker and Alison Kelly; a brother Donald Fegley of Casanova, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Rothrock husband of Laura Moore-Rothrock of Blytheville AR and a brother, Frederick J. Fegley.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011
at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4200 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg, with the The Rev. James E. Person officiating. Private interment at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice For All Seasons, 2741 Paxton Street, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home. To share on-line condolences with the Rothrock family please visit www.hetrickbitner.com.
11/10/1923 - 08/15/2011 C. Ted Lick, 87, of Harrisburg, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at home surrounded by his family.
Ted Lick was born in Lancaster, PA moving to Harrisburg at the age of 1. He attended Harrisburg Schools. In his junior and senior year of high school he played on the varsity football, basketball and tennis team. Ted graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in economics. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II. Ted is past President/Owner of Harrisburg Paper Company.
He is a member of Paxton Presbyterian Church. Ted’s hobbies have always been hunting and fishing.
Ted is past President of the Colonial Park Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris fellow member of Rotary International, twice President of Goodwill Industries of Greater Harrisburg. Ted is a member of Robert Burns Lodge #464 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Zembo Shrine Luncheon Club, Harrisburg Hunters & Anglers Assoc., West Shore Country Club, American Legion, Safari Club International, Mzurai Safari Club and Game Coin.
Ted is Past Director of the Tri-County Crippled Children’s Assoc., a past Chairman of the Board of the Salvation Army and is a past President of the Harrisburg Industrial Development Corporation. Ted was a member of the Pennsylvania Society and is a past Director of the Tuesday Club. He was a past President of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce. Ted is past President of INVESCO of Harrisburg.
Ted was a Director of Harris Savings Bank, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Harrisburg YMCA Board of Trustees.
Ted was a member of Former Governor Tom Ridge’s Governor’s Club. Ted was Chairman for the 1978, 1979 and 1987 Ladies Keystone Open Professional Golf Classics. He was President of the Keystone Sports Foundation. Ted is a past President and Founder of the Blue Mountain Chapter of the Safari Club International. He has been inducted into the Pennsylvania sports hall of Fame, and a member of the Capital Area Sports Hall of Fame.
At the 1995 Commencement the Harrisburg Area Community College bestowed upon Ted and Honorary Doctor of Public Service. At the Founders day in 1996 the Harrisburg Area Community College named their new conference center the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center in his honor.
In November 2004, the Association of Fund-raising Professional, Central Pennsylvania Chapter honored C. Ted Lick as Philanthropist of the year for his outstanding support of the non-profit sector.
Ted was the Chairman for the fund raising campaign for the beautiful new Ned Smith Center in Millersburg, PA.
He was the widower of Nancy L. Lick.
Surviving are his wife Kelly L. Lick, a son Andy Lick and his wife Debbie of Harrisburg, a daughter Holly Savage and her husband John of Reading, grandchildren Andrew, Matt, Adam and Ashley. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary Lick and a sister Nancy Buckley.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 19, 2011 in Paxton Presbyterian Church, with Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Paxton Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 12pm (Noon) until 2pm on Friday in the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home.
To send condolences to the Lick family please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ted’s honor may be made to the C. Ted Lick Scholarship Fund of HACC 1 HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA 17110, Homeland Hospice 2300 Vartan Way Suite 115 Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Paxton Presbyterian Church 3500 Sharon St. Harrisburg, PA 17111.
07/17/1945 - 08/15/2011 Thomas S. Erwin 66 of Harrisburg passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at home.
He was a Navy Veteran and hospital core man.
Thomas was an avid baseball, football, and hockey fan, especially the Hershey Bears.
He loved to travel, watch movies, and reading, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his two granddaughters, and his two cats Hobbs and Radar.
Thomas is survived by his two sons Christopher A. Erwin and wife Susan of Marysville, and Matthew T. Erwin of Duncannon, his two granddaughters Emilee N. Erwin of Marysville, and Alicen M. Erwin of Dillsburg, his dear friend Lillie Gunn of Virginia and his nephew Carl Rees of North Carolina.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, 11 AM at Geigle Funeral Home 2100 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17110. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until time of services. To send condolences or for directions please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
8/14/1916 - 08/12/2011 David C. “Bud” Froggatt, 94, of Duncannon passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at home.
He was a retired locomotive engineer for Penn Central, a member of the Duncannon Sportsmen’s Club Hunting Camp, and a member of the Duncannon American Legion. David was one of the founders of the Duncannon Little League Association, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed reading non-fiction books and working crossword puzzles.
David is survived by his wife of 73 years Ina Zeigler Froggatt of Duncannon, one daughter Carol Hair and husband Bill of Enola, one son David C. Froggatt Jr. and wife Carolyn of Prince George VA, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
A Visitation will be held from 10 till 11 AM Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, 325 North High St. Duncannon, PA 17020. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania. To send condolences or for directions please go to www.ronsmithfuneralhome.com
10/20/1917 - 08/13/2011 Russell F. Ellenberger, Jr., 93, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Harrisburg, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Bethany Village.
He was born on October 20, 1917 in Harrisburg, to the late Russell F. Ellenberger, Sr. and Anna (Balser) Ellenberger. He was a graduate of William Penn High School Class of 1936.
He was a WW II veteran of the United States Army Air Force, and was a member of the Air Force Band.
Russell retired from the former Western Electric Co. (AT&T – Lucent) with 38 years of service.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Shiremanstown and a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Lower Paxton Township. He was also a member of the Susquehanna Golden Age Club, Robert Burns Lodge #464 F&AM, Harrisburg Consistory; he was an original member of the Don Peebles Orchestra, and a member of the Local Muscians Union #269 for 41 years. He was a former member of Zembo Shrine, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest #43, the Telephone Band and Pioneers of American.
He was the widower of Velma Ellenberger who passed away in 1995.
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth “Betty” Ellenberger, a stepdaughter Elizabeth K. Stoner and her husband Arthur H. Stoner, Jr. of Lancaster, 3 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren and 2 cousins Linda E. Olley and her husband Robert Olley and Helen Lee.
Funeral services will be held at 12pm (Noon) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Shiremanstown with Rev. Michael L. Seifried and Rev. Brand Eaton officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Viewing will be from 11am until 12pm (Noon) on Wednesday in the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home.
To send condolences to the Ellenberger family please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
Joseph Haines Kleinfelter
03/03/1939 - 08/09/2011 Joseph Haines Kleinfelter, 72, of Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He was born in Harrisburg on March 3rd, 1939 to the late Joseph H. and Mildred (Haines) Kleinfelter.
Judge Kleinfelter was a graduate of William Penn High School Class of 1957, Gettysburg College Class of 1961 where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Dickinson School of Law Class of 1964.
He was an Vietnam Army veteran; a member of the Coast Guard Flotilla, Linglestown American Legion Post #272, Robert Burns Lodge #464 F&A.M., Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Linglestown and an active member of the Philatelic Society.
Surviving are his two sons, Joseph Harper Kleinfelter and his fiancé Tracy M. Atkins of Lewisberry, and Mark E. Kleinfelter of Fairview Township.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 11m in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge Street, New Cumberland. The Rev. Elaine Dent will be officiating. There will be an evening viewing Sunday, August 14th from 6 -9 pm at the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, with a Masonic service at 6:30 pm. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Mount Annville Cemetery, Annville, PA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
798 Hausman Rd, Suite 300, Allentown, 18104 or to the Masonic Learning Center for Children, 2701 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, 17110 or to Boys Scouts of America, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, 17050.
To send on-line condolences to the Kleinfelter family or for driving directions, please visit www.hetrickbitner.com.
Betty E. Bohr
Betty recently passed away at Holy Spirit Hospital.
Betty was born in Harrisburg and was the daughter of William Hikes and Beatrice (Taylor) Hikes.
She retired from Pomeroys/Bon Ton after over 35 years of service.
Betty, along with her son John, volunteered at New Hope Ministries for many years. She cherished her many friendships she made while volunteering.
Betty is deeply missed by her son John, wife Marlene of Mechanicsburg, her daughter, Jerry Sechrist, husband Charlie of Mechanicsburg, her grandson Brian Bohr, wife Jennifer of Los Angeles, Ca., her granddaughter Stacie Witmer, husband Matt of Mechanicsburg and Mom-Mom's pride and joy, her great grandson, Owen Witmer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Hope Ministries, 5228 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
10/18/1937 - 08/06/2011 John W. Schell 73 of Mechanicsburg passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 peacefully at home. He was a member of Young’s United Methodist Church Mechanicsburg, PA, Harrisburg Radio Emergency Associated Citizens Team (REACT) and an avid bowler.
John is survived by his wife Carolyn M. Schell of Mechanicsburg, One son David C. Schell of Harrisburg, One brother Charles R. Schell of Dauphin, one sister Margret Peg Kauffman of Dauphin, and 4 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 11 AM Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Young’s United Methodist Church 7075 Wertzville Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 with Pastor Robert V. Bishard Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 1200 Walnut Bottom Rd. Carlisle, PA 17013, or to his church. Arrangements entrusted to Geigle Funeral Home 2100 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA.
To send condolences please go to www.geiglefuneralhome.com.
08/03/1923 - 08/04/2011 Myra Marie Hankee, 88 of Harrisburg passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 04, 2011. She resided at Kindred Place of Harrisburg where she had many wonderful friends. Born in Center Texas on August 3, 1923, Myra was the daughter of the late James O. and Cora Ann (Gibbs) Jones.
She was preceded in death by her husband William B. Hankee who died September 9, 2007, and also by two brothers and four sisters.
Myra devoted her life to being an Air Force wife, a homemaker, and raising her four children. As an Air Force wife she was active in scouting, bowling, modeling and playing bridge while living in all parts of the world. She was also active with the Meals on Wheels program, ceramics and working for various United Fund agencies. Myra had many interests during her life, but the main interests that occupied her time were flower gardening, reading and traveling the country in her motor home.
Surviving are two sons William Q. Hankee of Sierra Vista, Arizona and James E. Hankee and Betty of Ferndale, Washington. Two daughters Donna Sugoh and husband Tetsuo of Nyak New York and Marty Barbush and husband Rick of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, four grandchildren and one great grandson. Myra is also survived by several nephews and cousins in her home state of Texas.
Memorial services will be held 10 AM Tuesday August 9, 2011 at the Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home 3125 Walnut St. Harrisburg, PA 17109 with the Reverend Dr. Robert Stoudt officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until time of service. Inurnment will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions honoring Myra be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 2645 North Third St. Suit 300 Harrisburg PA 17110 or to the Home Care Angels LLC, P.O. Box 308, Hershey, PA 17033.
The Family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all those who have provided their thoughtful and caring assistance to Myra. To send condolences to the family or for directions please go to www.hetrickbitner.com.