Obituaries

Foster L. Hockenberry

Foster L. Hockenberry, 75, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewis- town Hospital. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements, which will be announced upon completion.

Chelsi Smith Blair

Chelsi Smith Blair, 45, of Lewistown, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Locust Grove Nursing Home, Mifflin. Born Aug. 8, 1973, in Redwood City, Calif., she was the daughter of Craig Smith and Mary Denise Trimble. In addition to her parents, she is survived by: her aunts, Stacie ...

Carl Daniel Harpster

“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep”, 1 Thes. 4:14. Carl Daniel Harpster, 63, fell asleep in the Lord at 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. He was a son of Vera M. (Brackbill) Harpster and ...

Carolyn L. White

Carolyn L. White, 80, of Lewistown, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at her home. Born March 12, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Norman H. and Lucinda (Myers) Chesney. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, William M. White Sr., who passed in October ...

Miriam ‘Merch’ Cohen

Miriam “Merch” Cohen, 96, of Lewistown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. Born on Aug. 30, 1922, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah (Gaffin) Brown. Merch was proceeded in death by: her husband of 74 years, David; ...

Shirley A. Aurand

The Lord answered her prayers on Sept. 7, 2018. Shirley A. Aurand, 91, of Valley View, formerly of Alfarata, went to be with her Lord. Born Feb. 1, 1927, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late S. Creighton and Gertrude Mae (Wakefield) Wyland. She is survived by: her husband, Marlin ...

Walter ‘Carl’ Miller

Walter “Carl” Miller, 65, of Lewistown, passed away, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Ohesson Manor. He was a son of the late Calvin E. “Ed” Miller Sr. and Marie C. (Adams) Miller. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a twin brother, Calvin “Ed” Miller Jr. Born ...

Ronald Lee ‘Rin’ Wray Jr.

Ronald Lee “Rin” Wray Jr., 55, of McClure, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 15, 1963, he was a son of Ronald Lee Wray Sr. and Kay (Wagner) Wray. He was preceded in death by: a niece, Melisa Todaro; and great-nephew, ...

Edward S. Stott

Edward S. Stott, 79, formerly of Granville, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Born June 18, 1939, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Thea R. (Nale) Stott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a ...

Sandra M. Leister

Sandra M. Leister, 76, formerly of Arch Rock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born Feb. 22, 1942, in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Pauline (Reynolds) Suloff. Her husband, Ronald L. “Ronnie” Leister, whom she married July 7, 1961, ...