Ronald “Ron” Glenn Cornelius, age 78, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer in his home in Fayetteville surrounded by loved ones on Saturday morning, November 21st, 2020.
He was born on August 12, 1942 in Fannettsburg, PA to the late Howard “Bud” Finley Cornelius, Jr., and Bertha Elizabeth Swailes.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents. His father Howard Cornelius was killed in action during the battle of Anzio Beachhead during WWII before he got a chance to know him. His mother, Bertha Elizabeth McQuerry, passed away at the age of 99 on January 7th, 2020.
Ron spent his formative years in Walnut Bottom, PA and graduated as a Big Spring Bulldog in 1960.
Shortly after his graduation, Ron enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed in Guam during Typhoon Karen.
After his active service, he settled down in Fayetteville, PA, had a daughter that he cherished, and worked at Letterkenny Army Depot as a quality assurance specialist for many years until retiring in 1999.
Ron was a man of many interests. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling across the United States, touching ground in all of them except for Washington and Oregon.
During his experience in the Air Force, he developed a love for Elvis and dancing that carried on well into his 70’s.
His enthusiasm for sports was unmatched. He and his good friend, Bud, spent countless hours supporting multiple local high school and college sports teams, particularly the Chambersburg Trojans and Shippensburg Red Raiders.
He also enjoyed motorsports and spent many Friday nights at Williams Grove Speedway.
He actively participated in many sports throughout his life, but his true passion was running.
After becoming a member of the Chambersburg RoadRunners in the 1980’s, he was involved in multiple 5k’s, 10k’s and marathons.
In his later years, he enjoyed spending his days at Norlo Park embracing his active lifestyle.
If there was something that Ron loved more than sports, it was his family. His daughter Kelley and his two grandchildren, Joshua and Alaina were his world.
Ron always made sure that they knew that they were loved and appreciated. Whether it was supporting them through sports, giving advice, or simply spending time with them, Ron was at his happiest when he was around them. Their world will not be the same without him.
Ron is survived by daughter, Kelley Williamson of Chambersburg; grandson, Joshua Hager (Haley) of Waynesboro; granddaughter Alaina Crist, of Chambersburg; sister Sharon Grau (James) of Dillsburg; step-sisters Karen McQuerry Lee of York, and Phyllis McQuerry Holtry (James) of Lebanon; and multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arrangemets are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home.
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Fred “Freddie” Baldwin, age 82, of Carlisle died on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the UPMC West Shore Hospital with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Carlisle, PA on May 28, 1938 to the late Fredrick and Erma Shughart Baldwin.
There will be a Pass-Through viewing on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6-8 PM at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Rd. Carlisle, PA. As mandated by Gov. Wolf, maximum capacity during gatherings is restricted, and you may be asked to wait at the door when you arrive until the numbers allow for your entrance. Funeral services will be held privately at the funeral home and a live stream will be available. Interment will also be private in the Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory 2020 West Trindle Rd. Carlisle, PA 17013.
From McBeth buses, for most of us, to living in class on a private bus for the class.
Fred was as proud as I was when he brought me a pan he created to soak and wash the BBQ grills. His handicraft in tinware is commendable and deserves many awards. Thanks Fred.
A fabulous couple. We shall miss this two-some, and will not forget Fred in our lifetimes. Carolyn, Fred's spirit is indelibly ascribed with you and your family. We all grieve this tragic loss, together. We share tears.
Blessings to Carolyn and family.
Carolyn J. Hoover 1942 - 2020
Carolyn J. Hoover, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Church of God Home in Carlisle. She was born on February 4, 1942 in Carlisle and was a daughter of the late Foster E. Hockenberry and Rena M. (Rhinehardt) Hockenberry and was the widow of John J. Hoover who died April 24, 2013.
She and John loved to ride his motorcycle and traveled by motorcycle to many states on the East Coast. Her twin grandchildren were the love of her life, and she was so proud of their many achievements. Carolyn was a very talented artist. Her handcrafted Santas and her crocheted baby blankets, baby dresses, sweaters and bonnets are treasured by many family members. She was employed at the Bedford Shoe Co. and retired from AMP, Inc with 19 years of service as an auditor. Carolyn was a member of the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, Newville, and a member of the Big Spring Class of 1960.
Survived by two sons; Edward Shearer of Newville and Robert (Carole) Shearer of York, twin grandchildren, Natalie and Nicholas Shearer of York, one sister, Cleo Hosler of Newville, sister-in-laws; Shirley Hockenberry of Pontiac, Illinois and Judy Hockenberry of Newville, one brother-in-law, Melvin Wolfe of Dillsburg, several step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers, Herman, Paul, Carl, Jay, Clair and Raymond and by sisters, Marie Diehl, Norma Hostetter, Annabelle Allard, Florence Webber, Ruth Keck, Linda Motter Gensler and Eva Wolf.
A viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020 followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle with Pastor Molly Haggerty officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, 101 Crossroad School Rd., Newville, PA 17241.
March 8, 1942 - June 26, 2020
Virginia Jean Fickes, 78, of Newville, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Port Charlotte, Florida. She was born on March 8, 1942 in Reading and was a daughter of the late James and Charlotte (Fletcher) Young. Jeannie was the widow of the late Walter M. Fickes, who passed away on March 7, 2008.
Jeannie graduated from Big Spring High School with the Class of 1960 and was a drum majorette with the high school band. She was a loving mother, grandmother and loved by all. Jeannie grew up in the Big Spring Presbyterian Church in Newville.
She is survived by two sons, Walter James (wife, Barbara) Fickes and Bradley E. (wife, Lynn) Fickes both of Newville, one brother, Gregory (wife, Debra) Young of Newville, one sister, Vicki (husband, Zane) Highlands of Carlisle, two grandchildren, Kelsey and Elijah Fickes and several nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be private with Pastor Dick Warner officiating. www.EwingBrothers.com
Julia Kay (Judy) McMullen, 78, of Orrstown,PA, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ.
Julia was cremated and her remains reside with the family. During this time of crisis, there will be no public service.
Julia was born in Newville, PA to Harley Bruce Smith and Ruthie Elizabeth Smith on February 6, 1942. She was a graduate of Big Spring High School class of 1960. She went on to school at Humboldt Institute Airline Secretarial School studying teletype in Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, Julia earned a BS in Nursing from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1980. She was a nurse for Graham Medical Clinic in Newville, PA and Dr. Kampfe in Carlisle, PA. Julia worked as a Charge Nurse for Menno Haven in Chambersburg, PA and Woodland Park in Orbisonia, PA. She enjoyed traveling, the beach, woodworking, and gardening. She was involved in Lions Club activities.
Julia is survived by her daughters Jana Doyle of Wanaque, NJ and Michelle Linn of Newburg, PA. Julia has a sister Linda Will of Newburg, PA. Julia was grandmother to Drew Linn of Orrstown, PA and Dylan Linn of Newburg, PA. Julia was also blessed to be great grandmother to 2 boys and 1 girl. Julia was aunt to Sharon Wireman and Shanese Armstrong, both from McConnellsburg, PA. She is also survived by her former husband, Graydon McMullen of Greencastle, PA.
Julia was preceded in death by her former husband, McCarrell Doyle Jr in 1973, and her parents Harley (Bruce) Smith and Ruthie (Ruth) Smith.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, https://www.apdaparkinson.org/
Gerald Ray Holsinger Sr., age 78 of Carlisle, passed away July 8, 2021 at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Hospital surrounded by his family. Born October 14, 1942 in Carlisle, son of the late Warren C. Sr. and Edith (O’Hara) Holsinger.
Gerald was a 1960 graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville. He retired from the United Telephone Company after 40 plus years; was a former member of the Eagles, the Moose and the VFW. He was an avid car enthusiast and restorer, with his 56 Thunderbird, 68 Corvette, and 34 Street Rod being some of his most loved cars.
Gerald is survived by his son, Ray Holsinger Jr. and wife, Tammi, Hanover; daughter Shelley Gerson and husband, Scott, Mechanicsburg; grandchildren Apryl Masters, Brittny Holsinger, Brandi Holsinger, Newville; Kylie Lins, Mechanicsburg; and Makena Holsinger, Hanover; brother, Warren “Jim” Holsinger Jr and wife, Lil, Carlisle; sister, Joan Lescalleet, Carlisle; and sister-in-law Peggy, Carlisle; 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his significant other, Holly Shank, Carlisle.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Stephen Holsinger and Allen Holsinger and one nephew, Daniel Lescalleet.
Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until time of funeral service at 3:00 PM on Wednesday July 14, 2021 at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory at 2020 W. Trindle Rd Carlisle.
Private burial will be held at a later date.
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Boyd Lee Weary, 80, of Newville, passed away on Thursday June 17, 2021, at his home. He was born on May 24, 1941 in Newville to the late J. Maynard and Treva M. Brehm Weary.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara A. (Walker) Weary, sons Brian P. Weary (Kim Dorley), Brandon L. Weary (Teresa Gutshall), and one daughter Bridget L. McAlister (Timothy), all of Newville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Talia A. Byers (Andrew), Bristal E. Rettberg (David), Benjamin P. Weary, Craig E. Weary; and two great-grandchildren Rhealynette L. and Olen V. Byers, and his beloved Cocker Spaniel, Biloxi.
Boyd was a graduate of Big Spring High School, class of 1959. After graduation, he started his life-long work on the family farm. He was a charter member of the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, where he served on the council, sang in the choir, and helped to tend the church's garden, where the fruits of the labor were donated to Project SHARE.
Boyd was an active member in the local community. He was a former Unit Delegate of Land O'Lakes, past president of Cumberland County Preservation Board, past president of Big Spring Band Boosters, and former Sunday School teacher. Boyd enjoyed participating in local parades. He loved his horses and rescued many, and enjoyed watching them on the farm to the end of his days.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 10, 2021, 11 AM at Big Spring United Lutheran Church, with Pastor Robert Stump officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanctuary Fund of Big Spring United Lutheran Church, 101Crossroads School Road, Newville, PA 17241. Arrangements are being handled by Egger Funeral Home Inc., Newville.
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Wayne E. Hawkins, 76, was born on August 26, 1944 and on Friday, May 7, 2021 went home to be with his Lord. Wayne was married to Patricia (Durf) Hawkins and has a son Jason (Mary) Hawkins. He was the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, Joseph and Lillie.
Wayne was the youngest of twelve children, born to Samuel and Mary (Bittinger) Hawkins. Three sisters remain of the twelve, Edna (Richard) Mellott, Ethel (Robert) Warner, and Irene (Larry) McGill. He had three brothers and five sisters who are deceased: David, Charles, and Samuel Hawkins; Helen (Harry) Aby, Glenna (Lester) Smith, Verna (Robert) Shughart, Nancy (Earl) Caufman, and Phyllis (Merle) Sennett; and two step-brothers, Arthur and Carl Bittinger.
Wayne graduated from Big Spring High School in 1964. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Army in Korea for two years. After his military service, he worked at Bogar Lumber Company. While employed there, he learned his carpentry trade from David Karper, an excellent cabinet maker in the Shippensburg area. He wanted to learn more about commercial building, so he sought employment with a commercial building company.
While learning about construction, he also worked thirteen years at Letterkenny Army Depot. Upon his son’s graduation, they formed together a construction company which they called, Hawkins’ Construction. Wayne retired from the company, but never lost his love for remodeling and working with lumber.
Besides working, Wayne loved to go boating at Raystown, traveling in the camper to see and learn more about all the beautiful areas in our country, and attending Southern Gospel Music concerts. He loved to go on mission trips with his church family and also with some friends from Greencastle. One of his favorite missions’ trips was in Kruiningen, Netherlands, where he met John and Donna Oostdyk. They taught him more about organizing and working on mission trips.
Wayne grew up on a farm and never lost his love for animals. He loved ducks and chickens and even cared for several in his backyard at his home. He loved dogs, but Sparky, a stray cat, who adopted him, stole his heart and changed his mind.
Wayne was a member of Prince Street Church and over the years served on the administrative board and several commissions. He loved missions and served as mission chair for many years.
Services were held at the Prince Street Church on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pastors John W. Shadle and Nathan Boggs officiated. A viewing preceded the services at the church. Burial at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223 Minutemen.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated by the Mission Commission at Prince Street United Brethren Church, 20 N. Prince St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.
Margaret "Joann" Palmer of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
November 14, 1940 - April 22, 2021
Margaret "Joann" Lehman Palmer, 80, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born on Nov. 14, 1940 in Bloserville and was a daughter of the late Wilbur C. and Janet I. (Piper) Lehman and the widow of Albert W. “Bud” Palmer who passed away on Dec. 26, 2004.
Joann earned her GED from Carlisle High School. She was a loving and devoted homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, crabbing, fishing, clamming and spending time at the beach.
She is survived by two children, Edward W. Palmer and companion Sara “Kat” Kough of Newville and Ann M. Bates and husband Jerry of Carlisle, four grandchildren, Joshua (Brandy) Palmer, Ryan (Mercedes) Palmer, Brittnee Palmer and Patrick Bates, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Carol (Roger) Jumper, Delores (Jack) Coulson and Bonnie (Kurt) Mountz and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son William Palmer, four brothers, Lee Lehman, Steve Lehman, Barry Lehman and Gerald “Pete” Lehman.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Rachel Wong was the officiant. Burial will be at Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing was held at the funeral home on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Condolences may be sent to www.Since1853.com .