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Bernard Kohler

Sep 24, 1942 - Aug 02, 2023

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Reedsville, PA

Bernard C. "Butch" Kohler, 80, of 64 Lewland Circle, Lewistown, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at his home. He was born September 24, 1942 in Lewistown, a son of the late Raymond & Mae (Bedlyon) Kohler. On August 17, 1996 he married his wife Leslie "Sue" (Brandt) Kohler. She survives at their home. Along with his wife, he is also survived by: his children, Carl Kohler & partner Annie Kephart; Carla Moyer & partner Steve North; Todd Kohler & partner Deb; step-children, Deborah Sweeney a...Read More

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Phyllis Jean Alexander

Aug 18, 1939 - Feb 13, 2024

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Reedsville, PA

Phyllis Jean Alexander, 84, of 74 Marlick Ave., Reedsville, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at her home. She was born on August 18, 1939 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Daniel and Margaret E. (Stephens) Maracle. On July 23, 1960, she married Rodney L. Alexander, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2016. She is survived by: a son, William L. Alexander of Reedsville; a daughter, Beth Lynn Lawler of Pleasant Gap; three grandchildren, Katherine Murphy, Rebecca Murphy and Emily Lawler; two great-grandchildren, Jacoby Cassick and Roslyn Cassick; a brother, Leroy Maracle & wife Pamela of Dover, DE; and was loved by many nieces & nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel Maracle, Jr. and Gene Raymond Maracle. For a number of years, Phyllis was primary a homemaker. In 2004, she retired as a secretary for the Penn State University Theatre of Arts. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Lewistown. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Reedsville, with Pastor Doug Pierce officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Church Hill Cemetery. Her viewing & a time for her family to receive friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday. Her family will provide the flowers. Should friends desire, memorials may be made in her honor to any organization of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, PA. Online condolences may be offered at: www.bohnfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Phyllis J. Alexander, please

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Myrle Margaret Madtes

Jul 01, 1932 - Jan 23, 2024

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Reedsville, PA

Myrle Margaret Madtes, 91, of Reedsville, passed away at 10 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her home. Born July 1, 1932, in Andreas, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Clair and Verna (Gilbert) Messerschmidt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul Clayton Madtes Sr. Myrle is survived by: children, Brenda (Duane) Coulter, of Reedsville, and Dr. Paul C. (Judy) Madtes Jr., of Mount Vernon, Ohio; four grandchildren, Rev. Dr. Mark (Jessica) Coulter, Neil (Abby) Coulter, Sarah Madtes, and Matthew (Danielle, fiancé) Madtes; five great-grandchildren, Wesly, Gage, Dilan, Zalome, and Everett; and three sisters, Minerva Arner, of Allentown, Pa., Maryann Cronk, of Barton, N.Y., and Kathryn Snyder, of Middletown, Del. Myrle’s personal relationship with her Lord and Savior defined who she was. She and her husband, Paul, gave their time, talents, and money to God’s work most of their adult lives. In her later years, she enjoyed the community and fellowship of the Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church. Myrle was a long-time employee of Woolworth and worked her way to become the first female manager of a Woolworth store in her region of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Myrle was a devoted and loving wife. She loved and cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a model of Christlikeness. It was her habit to read through the Bible every year and she carried the Word of God in her heart. She is rejoicing today in the presence of Her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 North Main Street, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Mark Coulter officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date at Bethany United Methodist Cemetery in Wescosville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Cape May Holiness Association, 470 Seashore Rd., Erma, NJ 08204; Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Dr., Reedsville, PA 17084; or Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To to the family or in memory of Myrle Margaret (Messerschmidt) Madtes, please

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Myrle Margaret Madtes

Jul 01, 1932 - Jan 23, 2024

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Reedsville, PA

Myrle Margaret Madtes, 91, of Reedsville, passed away at 10 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her home. Born July 1, 1932, in Andreas, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Clair and Verna (Gilbert) Messerschmidt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul Clayton Madtes Sr. Myrle is survived by: children, Brenda (Duane) Coulter, of Reedsville, and Dr. Paul C. (Judy) Madtes Jr., of Mount Vernon, Ohio; four grandchildren, Rev. Dr. Mark (Jessica) Coulter, Neil (Abby) Coulter, Sarah Madtes, and Matthew (Danielle, fiancé) Madtes; five great-grandchildren, Wesly, Gage, Dilan, Zalome, and Everett; and three sisters, Minerva Arner, of Allentown, Pa., Maryann Cronk, of Barton, N.Y., and Kathryn Snyder, of Middletown, Del. Myrle’s personal relationship with her Lord and Savior defined who she was. She and her husband, Paul, gave their time, talents, and money to God’s work most of their adult lives. In her later years, she enjoyed the community and fellowship of the Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church. Myrle was a long-time employee of Woolworth and worked her way to become the first female manager of a Woolworth store in her region of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Myrle was a devoted and loving wife. She loved and cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a model of Christlikeness. It was her habit to read through the Bible every year and she carried the Word of God in her heart. She is rejoicing today in the presence of Her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Woodlawn, 200 North Main Street, Lewistown, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Mark Coulter officiating. Private interment will take place at a later date at Bethany United Methodist Cemetery in Wescosville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following: Cape May Holiness Association, 470 Seashore Rd., Erma, NJ 08204; Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Dr., Reedsville, PA 17084; or Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To to the family or in memory of Myrle Margaret (Messerschmidt) Madtes, please

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Kenneth L. McKnight, Sr

May 07, 1941 - Jan 23, 2024

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Reedsville, PA

Kenneth L. McKnight, Sr, 82, of 1632 Honey Creek Road, Reedsville, passed away on January 23, 2024, at home. He was born on May 7, 1941, in Lewistown to the late Hilton M. McKnight, Sr. and Mildred G. (Harbst) McKnight. On February 13, 1962, he married Inez Louise (Treaster) McKnight, who survives at home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Diane L. Damicantonio and husband Jeffrey of Naginey, Laura Ann Hannon and husband Reid of Lewistown, Kenneth L. McKnight, Jr. and wife Wendy of Shrader, Mark A. McKnight of Granville, Brian K. McKnight and wife Gina of McClure, Daniel W. McKnight and companion Sue LeFevre of Burnham, Robert E. McKnight and wife Kristie of Reedsville; 14 grandchildren, Michael Lucas, Anthony Damicantonio, Nathan Collins, Brittany Tate, Ashley Kosman, Danielle Gaisior, Mark McKnight, Jr., Angela Birch, Dani Moist, Cody McKnight, Lindsey Fortuna, Beth McKnight, Austin McKnight, Logan McKnight, and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: David J. McKnight and wife Dorothy, Gail A. Packard and husband Donald, Larry A. McKnight and wife Brenda, Keith R. McKnight and wife Helen, Steven A. McKnight and wife Cindy, Kathleen D. McKnight, Audrey E. Bowersox, Jeffrey L. McKnight, Karen S. Campbell and husband Jim, Daryl S. McKnight, and Phyllis B. Rose and husband Ric. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Bryan T. McKnight, a granddaughter Meranda McKnight, a great-grandson Mason Lucas, a brother Hilton M. “Mick” McKnight, Jr., a brother-in-law, Marvin Bowersox, and sisters-in-law Donata and Belinda McKnight. He worked as a painter at J-Wood in Milroy, Village Kitchens in Milroy, and lastly at KRT Cabinets until his retirement. He was a member of the Blue Rock Sportsman Club, Milroy, and the Shrader United Methodist Church. He graduated from Kishacoquillas High School in 1960, where he loved participating in track and field events while in school. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and also teaching his kids to hunt and fish. He was a rescuer of wildlife and loved being in the outdoors and collecting old bottles. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 6 – 8 p.m., with the Funeral service on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main Street, Reedsville, PA 17084. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Shrader United Methodist Church, c/o Cindy Close, P.O. Box 157, Milroy, PA 17063. Arrangements are under the care of Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 N. Main Street, Reedsville, PA 17084. Online condolences can be made to: www.bohnfuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Kenneth L McKnight, Sr., please

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Roscoe Mitchem, Jr.

Aug 17, 1937 - Jan 15, 2024

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Reedsville, PA

Roscoe “Mitch” Mitchem, Jr., age 86, of Reedsville, PA, (formerly Roanoke, VA) passed into eternal life on January 15, 2024. Mitch put his faith in Christ Jesus as his Savior at a young age. He was not afraid of dying because he understood that for the Christian, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Born August 17, 1937, in Crystal, WV, Mitch was the son of Roscoe, Sr. and Elva (O’Dell) Mitchem. Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, his parents, and five siblings. His wife, Nancy, whom he married on April 2, 1961, also preceded him in death in 2017. Surviving are three children; Russell Mitchem (wife Gloria), Rachel Mitchem Jones (husband David), and Audrey Mitchem Garner (husband Curt): six grandchildren; Kristen Mitchem and Katelyn Byers (husband Owen), Bethany Jones Yoder (husband John) and Nathanael Jones (fiancé Jourdan Wehry), and Andrew and Paige Garner along with eight great-grandchildren. Mitch attended Herndon High School (WV) and served in the US Marine Corps from 1957 – 1963. He had an interesting and fulfilling career beginning in 1961 with White Westinghouse in Baltimore, MD. When offered an opportunity to relocate to southwestern VA in 1972 he gladly accepted. Mitch worked as an x-ray field service engineer in southwest Virginia until he retired in 1999. He always said how thankful he was to have such an interesting job working with so many nice people. Mitch was a great storyteller retelling many humorous childhood tales and stories of military life and career years. Mitch and Nancy exercised their special gift of hospitality throughout their marriage of over 56 years with many delicious cookouts and family gatherings. He will always be remembered for his steadfast devotion to family. He will be sadly missed, but the family looks forward with joy to being reunited with him in heaven one day. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for all the wonderful caregivers who served Mitch in his last months of life. Services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to King Funeral Home LLC, 47 Carriage House Lane, Reedsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Mitch’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Mary Bumgardner

Jun 08, 1940 - Feb 17, 2023

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Reedsville, PA

Mary Alice Bumgardner, 82, formerly of Reedsville, PA, passed away at 12:31 a. m. on Feb. 17, 2023 at Greenwood Village in Lewistown. She was born June 8, 1940 in Reedsville, a daughter of the late Clyde Edgar & Edna M. (Gibboney) Woodward. On Jan. 28, 1967, she married George Bumgardner, Jr. , who preceded her in death on June 21, 2010. She is survived by: her sons, Stephen K. Dolin & wife Wanda of Reedsville; Michael S. Dolin & wife Jane of Whitehall, PA; Douglas A. Dolin & wife Lynne of Lewistown, PA; a step-son, Michael S. Bumgardner & wife Luann of Lewistown, PA; 10 grandchildren, Tammy Edwards, Tonya Wagner, Stephen Dolin & wife Angela, Jonathan Dolin & wife Abigail, Jacob Dolin, Brandon Dolin & wife Kaylee, Zachary Dolin, Justin Bumgardner, Ryan Bumgardner and Taray Carey & husband M. Alex Majkowski; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Edwards, Jared Edwards, Jessica Wagner, Jena Wagner, Logan Bumgardner, Noelle Dolin, Elliott Dolin, and River Dolin; and a brother, Robert Woodward of Milroy. Mary was employed for 37 years for the Mifflin County School District in the cafeteria, where she served as the head cook at the time of her retirement. She was a member of Church Hill United Methodist Church. In her youth, she enjoyed taking pictures, and more recently, she enjoyed being with her family, going camping, eating Hartley's potato chips, her weekly shopping trips with her friend CeCe Wagner, having dinner at Pam Moyer Smyers' house, and frequent visits from Robin Dolin & husband Daryl. Her funeral will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 North Main St. , Reedsville with Chaplain Tavis Stauffer officiating. Burial will be at Church Hill Cemetery following the service. Her family will receive friends from 11 a. m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave. , Harrisburg, PA 17110. Online condolences may be offered at: www. bohnfuneral home. com. To to the family or in memory of Mary Alice Bumgardner, please

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William Solava

Sep 03, 1945 - Jun 17, 2022

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Reedsville, PA

William "Bill" L. Solava, 76, of Reedsville, PA, passed away at his home on Friday, June 17, 2022. Bill was born September 3, 1945, in Phillipsburg, PA, to James & Katherine (Martha) Solava. He graduated from Phillipsburg-Osceola High School in 1963 and then from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1967. On August 17, 1968, he married Sharon (Barnett) Solava, the love of his life. After college, he worked at Kishacoquillas High School where he was a teacher, coach, and athletic director. He taught in the same school building for 37 years and retired from teaching at Indian Valley Middle School, Mifflin County School District. Bill was well-known as a PIAA and USA Cross Country/Track & Field official, even being named PIAA Track & Field Official of the year. Many runners know him for founding and directing the Big Valley Invitational, a high school cross country meet held annually in Reedsville, and was supported by the Lewistown Rotary Club. Bill also co-owned S&S Painting with his life-long friend, Donald Spangler, of Lewistown. When he wasn't coaching, he enjoyed Penn State wrestling, camping, and golfing with family and friends. Bill is survived by his two daughters; Tara L. S. Deitrich and her husband, Craig M. Deitrich of Bellefonte, PA. ; Shanon L. Solava and her husband Keith Shiley of Jersey Shore, PA; his granddaughter Gabby Deitrich, the light of his life; his sister Kathy (Steve) Cady of Lemont, PA,;his half-sister Irene Butler of Ocala, FL; and half-sister Jeanie (Vern) Fraser of Mechanicsburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon G. Solava, his parents, his brother Edward L. Solava, and half-siblings James (Jimmy) Solava, Clara Martin, Theresa Martha, and Francis Botwright. A celebration of life will be held at East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St, Reedsville, PA, on Saturday, June 25 at 11 am. Visitation will be from 9 - 11 am and noon - 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Alzheimer's Association, National Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, PA. Online condolences may be offered at www. bohnfuneralhome. com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William L. Solava, please visit our floral store. div. ptwp-tree {min-width:400px;float: right;}A Memorial Tree was planted for WilliamWe are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Henderson-Bohn Funeral HomeJoin in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

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Mary Cady-Rubinstein

Mar 27, 1927 - Dec 13, 2021

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Reedsville, PA

Obituary Mary Cady-Rubinstein of Reedsville, Pa. , award-winning sculptor, printmaker, innovator, and a fixture in the Central Pennsylvania art community for six decades, has died. She was 94. Her work spanned a variety of mediums and techniques, including wood, stone, and cast sculptures, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and drawings. In the most recent portion of her career, she focused on a novel form that transforms woodcut boards into three-dimensional reliefs, brought to life with rich, earthy, yet striking colors. The subject matter of these "boards" is steeped in the beauty and rawness of the Central Pennsylvania landscape, with many images of nature and allegorical scenes reflecting the human condition. Mary was born in 1927 in Houston, Texas to Mamie and Edwin Cady and graduated from Lamar High School. She earned a B. F. A. from the University of Texas under the tutelage of Charles Umlauf, studied at the Arts Students League in New York City under the mentorship of William Zorach, and completed her formal education with an M. F. A. from the University of Iowa. She settled in Central Pennsylvania with her former husband, S. Leonard Rubinstein, with whom she had three children. She taught classes and workshops at Penn State University and The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. She exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania, with retrospectives at Juniata College in 2011, and, most recently, at the Art Alliance in 2021. Her process of rigorously researching both techniques and subject matter gave depth and accuracy to her artwork. Her rendering of animal and human bodies reflects an in-depth understanding of anatomy. The armature, clothing, and postures of the figures in her work demonstrate a thorough grasp of the dynamics between humans and their environment. Her illustrations of select scenes in the works of authors such as Franz Kafka, Joseph Conrad, and Jerzy Kozinski are powerful interpretations born of disciplined study. Mary was deeply influenced by her experiences during the Depression, enforcing a strong belief in the responsibility of society to the less privileged. A common theme in her work is finding meaning in the ordinary acts of people, whether it is a man walking on a winter night, a boy practicing archery, or a gathering at a farm show. Mary also had an unwavering respect for nature and, in particular, her beloved dogs, who graced her throughout her life, and the one cat who worked his way in at the end. Mary is survived by: her children, Joshua Rubinstein and his spouse, Scott Wahlquist, Amanda Rubinstein-Stern and her spouse, Martin Stern, and Zachary Rubinstein and his spouse, Alice Julier; grandchildren, Reuben Stern and his spouse, Shanna Slank, Moriah Stern, Zoe Rubinstein, and Esme Rubinstein; and great grandchildren, Akiva Stern and Efraim Stern. A memorial service will be held for Mary on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 2:00 p. m. , at the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St. , Reedsville, PA 17084. The family asks that all attendees wear masks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania through their website at https://artallianceofcentralpa. org/membership/. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Patricia (Cady) Cady-Rubinstein, please visit our floral store.

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Mary Cady-Rubinstein

Mar 27, 1927 - Dec 13, 2021

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Reedsville, PA

Mary Cady-Rubinstein of Reedsville, Pa. , award-winning sculptor, printmaker, innovator, and a fixture in the Central Pennsylvania art community for six decades, has died. She was 94. Her work spanned a variety of mediums and techniques, including wood, stone, and cast sculptures, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and drawings. In the most recent portion of her career, she focused on a novel form that transforms woodcut boards into three-dimensional reliefs, brought to life with rich, earthy, yet striking colors. The subject matter of these "boards" is steeped in the beauty and rawness of the Central Pennsylvania landscape, with many images of nature and allegorical scenes reflecting the human condition. Mary was born in 1927 in Houston, Texas to Mamie and Edwin Cady and graduated from Lamar High School. She earned a B. F. A. from the University of Texas under the tutelage of Charles Umlauf, studied at the Arts Students League in New York City under the mentorship of William Zorach, and completed her formal education with an M. F. A. from the University of Iowa. She settled in Central Pennsylvania with her former husband, S. Leonard Rubinstein, with whom she had three children. She taught classes and workshops at Penn State University and The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. She exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania, with retrospectives at Juniata College in 2011, and, most recently, at the Art Alliance in 2021. Her process of rigorously researching both techniques and subject matter gave depth and accuracy to her artwork. Her rendering of animal and human bodies reflects an in-depth understanding of anatomy. The armature, clothing, and postures of the figures in her work demonstrate a thorough grasp of the dynamics between humans and their environment. Her illustrations of select scenes in the works of authors such as Franz Kafka, Joseph Conrad, and Jerzy Kozinski are powerful interpretations born of disciplined study. Mary was deeply influenced by her experiences during the Depression, enforcing a strong belief in the responsibility of society to the less privileged. A common theme in her work is finding meaning in the ordinary acts of people, whether it is a man walking on a winter night, a boy practicing archery, or a gathering at a farm show. Mary also had an unwavering respect for nature and, in particular, her beloved dogs, who graced her throughout her life, and the one cat who worked his way in at the end. Mary is survived by: her children, Joshua Rubinstein and his spouse, Scott Wahlquist, Amanda Rubinstein-Stern and her spouse, Martin Stern, and Zachary Rubinstein and his spouse, Alice Julier; grandchildren, Reuben Stern and his spouse, Shanna Slank, Moriah Stern, Zoe Rubinstein, and Esme Rubinstein; and great grandchildren, Akiva Stern and Efraim Stern. A memorial service will be held for Mary on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 2:00 p. m. , at the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St. , Reedsville, PA 17084. The family asks that all attendees wear masks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania through their website at https://artallianceofcentralpa. org/membership/.

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Mary Cady-Rubinstein

Mar 27, 1927 - Dec 13, 2021

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Reedsville, PA

Mary Cady-Rubinstein of Reedsville, Pa. , award-winning sculptor, printmaker, innovator, and a fixture in the Central Pennsylvania art community for six decades, has died. She was 94. Her work spanned a variety of mediums and techniques, including wood, stone, and cast sculptures, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and drawings. In the most recent portion of her career, she focused on a novel form that transforms woodcut boards into three-dimensional reliefs, brought to life with rich, earthy, yet striking colors. The subject matter of these "boards" is steeped in the beauty and rawness of the Central Pennsylvania landscape, with many images of nature and allegorical scenes reflecting the human condition. Mary was born in 1927 in Houston, Texas to Mamie and Edwin Cady and graduated from Lamar High School. She earned a B. F. A. from the University of Texas under the tutelage of Charles Umlauf, studied at the Arts Students League in New York City under the mentorship of William Zorach, and completed her formal education with an M. F. A. from the University of Iowa. She settled in Central Pennsylvania with her former husband, S. Leonard Rubinstein, with whom she had three children. She taught classes and workshops at Penn State University and The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. She exhibited widely throughout Pennsylvania, with retrospectives at Juniata College in 2011, and, most recently, at the Art Alliance in 2021. Her process of rigorously researching both techniques and subject matter gave depth and accuracy to her artwork. Her rendering of animal and human bodies reflects an in-depth understanding of anatomy. The armature, clothing, and postures of the figures in her work demonstrate a thorough grasp of the dynamics between humans and their environment. Her illustrations of select scenes in the works of authors such as Franz Kafka, Joseph Conrad, and Jerzy Kozinski are powerful interpretations born of disciplined study. Mary was deeply influenced by her experiences during the Depression, enforcing a strong belief in the responsibility of society to the less privileged. A common theme in her work is finding meaning in the ordinary acts of people, whether it is a man walking on a winter night, a boy practicing archery, or a gathering at a farm show. Mary also had an unwavering respect for nature and, in particular, her beloved dogs, who graced her throughout her life, and the one cat who worked his way in at the end. Mary is survived by: her children, Joshua Rubinstein and his spouse, Scott Wahlquist, Amanda Rubinstein-Stern and her spouse, Martin Stern, and Zachary Rubinstein and his spouse, Alice Julier; grandchildren, Reuben Stern and his spouse, Shanna Slank, Moriah Stern, Zoe Rubinstein, and Esme Rubinstein; and great grandchildren, Akiva Stern and Efraim Stern. A memorial service will be held for Mary on Saturday, January 29, 2022, 2:00 p. m. , at the East Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St. , Reedsville, PA 17084. The family asks that all attendees wear masks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania through their website at https://artallianceofcentralpa. org/membership/.

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