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Perry County Obituaries - Oct. 17, 2020 logo 10/18/2020 By Perry County Times,


Hannah Beth Hooven, 27, of Duncannon died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

She was born Sept. 29, 1993, in Harrisburg to Tom and Robin Hooven of Duncannon.

She was a graduate of Susquenita High School and worked as a home health aide.

She was known as beautiful, kind, caring, passionate, vibrant and a “people person.” She was a wonderful mother to Giavannah and thought of her as the center of her universe. She enjoyed the outdoors, playing softball and spending time with friends, family and animals.

In addition to her parents, surviving are her young daughter, Giavannah Elaine Stellar (father Jake Stellar); a brother, Christopher Hooven and wife Krista of Lock Haven; a sister, Amberly Hooven of Duncannon; grandmothers, Robin Karnes and Elizabeth Chronister; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, John Karnes, and grandfathers, John Hooven and Charles Karnes.

A service was held Oct. 8 in Boyer Family Funeral Home, Duncannon, with pastor Larry Hale officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Harrisburg.

Memorial contributions, to help pay for funeral expenses, may be made to the funeral home, 230 N. High St., 17020.


George “Larry” Clegg, 82, of Thompsontown went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at Lewistown Hospital.

He was born March 5, 1938, in Harrisburg. He was the son of the late John and Mildred (Nissley) Clegg, and the brother of Linda Billet of York.

He was a patriot. He retired as a master sergeant in the Air Force after 22 years of service. He also worked for Quaker Oats, Carlisle Tire and Rubber, served as a deputy sheriff, and in retirement transported Amish all over the country.

He was a straightforward man. He always got right to the point and didn’t mince words. He was known as a great story-teller, had strong political views, loved working on all kinds of projects, and wanted things done “Today!”

Racing was his passion, as well as a big part of his life as the owner and supervisor of the Clegg Racing Team. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling and spending time with his friends and family. He was a member of Mifflintown American Legion, Millerstown Moose, Elks Lodge in New Mexico, and the Curry County Sheriff’s Department Posse in New Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Clegg; children, Dixie Clegg of Texas, John W. Clegg and wife Faye of Texas, Park Clegg and partner Laurie of Maine, Tammy Clegg and fiancée Noel of South Carolina, John R. Clegg and wife Michelle of Newport, Teresa Jewell of New Mexico, Michael Jewell and wife Stephanie of Missouri, Lawrence Jewell and wife Kaila of Thompsontown, Kendra Maddux of Shamokin; and granddaughter, Kylie Jewell of Thompsontown. In addition, he had 32 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, George “Larry” Clegg Jr.

A service was held Oct. 13 in Boyer Family Funeral Home, Duncannon, with pastor Travis Habbershon officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Racing for Kids, 131 Kercheval Ave., Suite 100, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. 48236.


Charles M. Dunkelberger, 87, of The Woods at Cedar Run, Camp Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital.

He was born June 18, 1933, in Wormleysburg to Clyde and Grace (Klinger) Coral.

A 1948 graduate of Lemoyne High School, he was a Korean War Navy veteran; owner/operator of CM Dunkelberger Plumbing and Heating, later partnering in D&T Mechanical Contracting, sold real estate for Jack Gaughen, and built homes; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and baseball, and his greatest love was his family.

He was the widower of Connie (Graham) Dunkelberger.

Surviving are four children, Scott (Joan) of Shermans Dale, Teri Leisenring (Brian) of Leesburg, Fla., Steve of Morro Bay, Calif., and Sharon Mead (Bill) of Cameron, Mont.; 11 grandchildren; 9.5 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several siblings.

A graveside service was held Oct. 6 in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chesapeake Bay Foundation or Homeland Hospice in Harrisburg.


William C. Hair died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at home.

He was born March 5, 1936, to Paul and Edythe Hair who raised him in a farmhouse next to the Dellville covered bridge. He had many happy moments fishing in and playing ice hockey on Shermans Creek, and racing his 1955 Chevy down the old Dellville Road.

He graduated from Duncannon High School; served in the Naval Reserve for eight years; a member of American Legion Post 751; and retired from AMP Inc. and was a member of AMP Employees Retirement Association.

He was a kind and generous man who loved life and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to sing and was a member of church choirs and the Cumberland Singers. He had many sing-alongs with his family in the car traveling to hunting camp and vacation spots, and around many campfires with family and friends. He played fast-pitch softball on the Dellville softball team for many years, and also played ice hockey. He enjoyed golfing, hunting (especially turkeys), and fishing. He was a member of Duncannon Sportsmen’s Association and Enola Sportsmen’s Association. He was actively involved in the Freemasons, Perry Lodge 458. He greatly enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends and would seek out adventures like parasailing in the Caribbean.

Survived are his wife of 64 years, Carol; four daughters, Kathy McClay and husband Barry, Karen Hair and partner Jim Unger, Kim Hair and partner Carolyn Harley, Kristen Hair; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A private service was held at Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sons of the American Legion Post 751, 295 W. Shady Lane, Enola 17025.


Jacob L. Radabaugh Sr., 78, of Middletown and formerly of Duncannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

He was born April 27, 1942, in Harrisburg to the late Jacob E. and Evelyn (Miner) Radabaugh.

He was retired from Kenworth Trucking and enjoyed working on cars.

Surviving are a son, Jacob L. Jr. of Middletown; two daughters, Jodi L. Jah of Middletown and Jennifer Seiler of Goldsboro; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, April Seiler, and a brother, Michael Radabaugh.

Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.


Irene A. Wilt, age 90, of Carlisle died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

She was born in 1930 in New Bloomfield to Thomas W. and Pearl E. (Weldon) Owen.

She was a graduate of New Bloomfield High School and had worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, and Mohler’s Insurance Agency, Mechancisburg; an active member of Young’s United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was passionate about supporting missions, United Methodist Women, having served as past president in her local church as well as serving in different capacities within the UMW conference.

She was the widow of Harvey G. Wilt, who died in 2018.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda E. Lee and husband Wes of Rock Hill, S.C.; a son, Marshall G. Wilt and wife Lisa of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren, Angela Lutz and husband Matthew of Boone, N.C., Zachary Wilt and wife Amy of Dillsburg, and Jenna Haas and husband Wayne of Etters; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Judah and Glorianna Lutz and Jaden Haas; a sister, Catharine O. Sheaffer of New Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Beatrice Hartman, Pauline Adams, Wilmont Owen and Rosella Fetterhoff.

Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hands and Feet of Jesus, c/o Young’s UMC, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg 17050, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg 17110.


William M. (Bill) Templeton, 93, died peacefully in the presence of his family and entered eternal rest on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

He was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, to Harry R. and Leta (Mayborn) Templeton.

He graduated from Lakewood High, and served two years in the Marine Corps. His military service and employment took him to Jacksonville, Fla., Buffalo, N.Y., and eventually Newport. He served as sales manager for Vulcan Tools and Snap-On Tools, before starting the Templeton Oil Company, which he ran from 1967 until the early 1980s. He was elected prothonotary of Perry County in 1980 and served four terms, ending a distinguished career in public service in 1996.

He was an active community member, serving 10 years as a coach for his sons' Little League teams, and instrumental in revitalizing the fields and managing league affairs. He served on Newport Borough Council, and for a period as president.

Active in the Assembly of God, he and his wife Sally worked with others to assist in planting the Journey Christian Church in Thompsontown. His hospitality and genuine concern for others reflected his life committed to Jesus' teachings on the beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount and the enrichment of the soul through the hymns “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”

He loved watching Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns with his family, enjoyed golfing, gardening, crosswords, reading, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends. He maintained contact with members of the community through daily trips to Weis Markets.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Sallyann; two sons, Jim and Tom (Bo); two granddaughters, Ellie and Kate; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne and Ruth Templeton.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

Memorial contributions may be to Bread of Life Outreach food bank, 253 N. Sixth St., Newport 17074.


Joseph Nevius Klingman of Newport went to live with his Lord and Creator on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

He was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Sunbury, Northumberland County, to Joseph J. and Estella A (Nevius) Klingman. The family moved to Newport in 1954 after his father purchased the Newport Gas Company, where he was employed.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. He spent countless mornings debating the world and how to fix it at Bitting’s Restaurant in Newport with his father and his friends.

He was a founding member of Newport Volunteer Ambulance League and belonged to Newport Fire Company as a responder and a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps, was a part-time deputy for the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission, and attended Pine Grove Church.

He loved fishing — deep sea and fresh-water, and was fascinated with the ocean and the life it contained.

Surviving are his wife, Marietta I. (Steffen) of Newport; a daughter, Kathy L. Barnes, and her spouse Larry of Millerstown; a son, Joseph C., and his spouse, Robert Keating of Middletown, Md.; a daughter, Denise A. Egolf and her spouse John of Finksburg, Md.; a son, James E. of Newport; six grandchildren, Ryan Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Kurt and Kyle Barnes, the children of Kathy and Larry Barnes, Zachary Egolf, son of Denise and John Egolf, and Laruen Klingman of Boston, Mass., daughter of James Klingman and Wendy Stroup; nine great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Ruth Caroline of Newport, Joyce Ann of Mechanicsburg, Linda Kaye of Dauphin and Jerrie Nelson of Newport.

Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Ambulance League, 50 S. Third St., Newport 17074, or American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg 17112.


Robert Louis Hart, 75, of Watts Twp. went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He worked as a telephone technician for Bell Atlantic, Harrisburg; was a member of the Air Force during the Vietnam War; and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Liverpool, and American Legion Post 340, Duncannon.

He was the beloved husband of Judy Ann (Gongaware-Thompson) Hart; loving father of Brett Robert Hart (Marsha) of Watts Twp., and Shawn Thomas Hart (Ashley) of Schuylkill County; stepfather of Brent V. Thompson (Patti) of Loudon, Tenn., and Bryan A. Thompson (deceased); son of Albert and Anne Hart (both deceased); brother of Albert Hart and wife Irene of Auburn, Pa; grandchildren, Zachery, Zabrina, Angel, Faith, Hope, Bentley, Keith, Andrew, Pembrooke, Jennie, Kaiya and Tate; and great-grandchildren, Nicklaus, Raymond, Luna, Renesmae, Carlisle and Louis.

A service was held Oct. 10 in his church.

Boyer Family Funeral Home, Duncannon, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 1000 N. Front St., Liverpool 17045, or Perry-Juniata County Animal Rescue, 507 Sugar Run Road, Millerstown 17062.


James Edward “Jim” Zendt, 69, of Duncannon died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

He was born July 23, 1951, to the late Edward and Doris (Weimer) Zendt.

He retired from UPS, and enjoyed reading, gardening and loved listening to music.

Surviving are a daughter, Kati V. Zendt; a stepson, Tim Gavin; a stepdaughter, Megan Gavin; a niece, Debra Zendt Bulley; and a nephew, Ricky Zendt.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Gary Zendt.

A service was held Oct. 8 in Ronald C.L. Smith Funeral Home, Duncannon.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.


John William Swailes was born on Oct. 26, 1957. His parents were the late William Swailes and M. Fay (Kessler) Swailes. He fought a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was called to his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

He graduated from West Perry High School and attended Thompson Institute. He liked all things “Mopar” and enjoyed flying radio control airplanes and race cars. Early in his career he was employed by Sheaffer Bros. Auto Parts Inc., Carlisle, and in his second career he was employed by Keller Bros. Inc. as a mechanical supervisor.

Surviving are his wife, Vikki (Keller) Swailes; a daughter Carrie, her husband Troy; a grandson, Keaton; and many beloved friends.

Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, handled arrangements.


John W. Miller, 76, of East Main Street, New Bloomfield, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at home.

He was born March 1, 1944, in Elliottsburg to the late George E. and Mildred K. (Myer) Miller.

He was a patriot, serving his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a kind, gentle and selfless man; strong and proud, a good father and husband who loved his family.

He had worked for the former Capital Products Corp. and New Bloomfield Food Rite; enjoyed puzzles, cowboy movies, reading, family and building birdhouses; and a member of Village Chapel Church, Donnally Mills.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Darlene “Dolly” Miller; a daughter, Melissa Laughlin and husband Bill of Newport; two sons, Gregory and wife Debra of Lewisberry and Randy of New Bloomfield; two grandchildren, Ashley Sagle and husband Will of Liverpool and Aysia Laughlin and finace' Ryan of Newport; a great-granddaughter, Claire Clark; a brother, Charles Miller and wife Connie of Newport; and a sister, Joanne Rudy and husband Albert of Elliottsburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Myer.

A service was held Oct. 9 in his church with pastor John Briggs officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Eshcol Cemetery.

Boyer Family Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005, or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116-7023.


Randall “Bing” Lightner Sr., 74, gained his angel’s wings on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.

He was born Sept. 6, 1946, at home to the late A. Jean (Lightner) Kuhn of Landisburg.

He graduated from Perry Joint High School and immediately joined the Air Force. After his stint in the military, he became a laborer with PPG Corporation, where he worked until his retirement in 2002.

In his free time, he loved to sell produce, golf, hunt and, of course, with a last name of Lightner … fish. He was an expert fisherman, evidenced by his many fishing awards. He also was a fan of the Phillies, Eagles, Penn State football, and Port Royal dirt track racing. He also enjoyed his weekly poker game with “the gang.”

He was a caring gentleman, who always was generous and fair, but never passed judgment on people. He had the gift to always see the good in people.

Surviving are three children, Randall Jr. and his wife Shana of Landisburg, Jay and his wife Amy of Dillsburg, and Colette Mittelstadt and her husband Darrell of Slidell, La.; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Haylee, Dawson, Gunner, Jordan, Josh and Rebecca; four great-grandchildren, Emmett, James, Laynie and Teegan; his companion, Rose Arnold; and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Lightner.

A service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in New Hope United Church of Christ, 108 S. Carlisle St., Landisburg, with the Rev. Josh Craley officiating.

Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grane Hospice, 1200 Camp Hill Bypass, Suite 205, Camp Hill 17011.


Margaret A. “Peggy” Carroll, 70, of Shermans Dale was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

She was born May 6, 1950, in Bridgeton, N.J., to the late John P. Jr. and Gertrude (McCandless) Carroll.

She retired as executive secretary from United Transportation Union after 40 years of loyal service; in the first graduating class of Trinity Catholic High School; enjoyed more than 30 years creating award-winning counted cross-stitch works, and also enjoyed flower gardening, was an avid animal rights advocate, with the love of her life being Scottish terrier, Molly.

Surviving are a brother, John P. Carroll III of Marysville; two sisters, Sister Kathleen Marie Carroll, RSM, of Dallas, Pa., and Maureen C.Flickinger (Jarrett) of Palm Coast, Fla.; four nieces, Justine Kline (Douglas) of Carlisle, Erin Flickinger of Wexford, Pa., Kelly Flickinger of Enola and Mary Beth Wergowski of Mason, Ohio; a great-nephew, Hunter of Lakeland, Fla.; and two great-nieces, Beth and Lexi of Carlisle.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 12 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish with Fathers Kenneth Smith and Dijo Thomas officiating. Burial was in Newport Cemetery.

David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 1 Peter Drive, Mechanicsburg.


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