Image of Debra Betts

Debra Betts

Apr 24, 1959 - Nov 30, 2023

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Debra L. Betts, 64, passed away peacefully at her home on November 18, 2023. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to her parents who preceded her in death Judy (nee Desmond) and Frederick Homsher. An only child, but would often refer to her cousin Brenda Hohman as her sister. She is survived by her son Andrew Betts married to Jordan of New Cumberland and her daughter Christa Brouse married to A. J. of Ephrata. Her four grandchildren Jessa, Eli, Presley and Atticus were the lights of her life....Read More

Obituary Source:https://www.centralpacremation.com/obituaries/Debra-L.-Betts?obId=30006879#/celebrationWall

flowers

Memorial Card

In memory of your loved one, we offer a heartfelt way to express your condolences. Click below to send a beautiful memorial card to the obituary, extending your sympathies and sharing in the remembrance of a life well-lived.

Jeane Aycock

Nov 19, 1933 - Feb 20, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Jeane, 90, passed away peacefully at home with family. She is predeceased by her husband, Edwin, and daughter, Mary. She is survived by two daughters, Sallie and Anne (Todd). Her parents (William and Jeane) were both teachers, probably explaining her lifelong thirst for knowledge and broad interest in life and the world. After a short career working as an operator for Bell Telephone, she met and married Edwin "Ned" Aycock, a WWII veteran, ironworker, businessman and outdoorsman. Jeane was a loving wife and mother and doted on her grandchildren, Derek, Liam, Ella, and Nolan. Jeane spent much of her spare time volunteering and fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she served as the Central Pennsylvania chapter president. Additionally, she devoted decades of service to her home parish of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg, where she helped with cleaning the church, organizing fundraisers, ironing the priests vestments, and delivering communion to home-bound parishioners. She also volunteered with the local Meals on Wheels. Jeane was a world traveler, an avid reader, and lover of the arts. She devotedly provided opportunities for her children and grandchildren to experience the arts. She created and nurtured a large flower garden at her family home that kept her busy spring and summer. Of Jeane's many virtues, most obvious were her incredible kindness, commitment to service, generosity, and a humility that endeared her to everyone she met. Jeane will be dearly missed by her family and many friends. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Harrisburg on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM.  Private burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Robert Blake Morris

Oct 09, 1957 - Feb 21, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Robert Blake Morris, age 66, of Harrisburg, PA passed away on February 21, 2024. He was born on October 9, 1957 to Charles and Jane Morris. In his spare time, Rob enjoyed music, especially singing and playing his guitar. HM Patterson Canton hill is honored to serve the mom's family.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

William M. Mack

Jul 06, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

William M. Mack Obituary William M. Mack, 81, of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Born July 6, 1942 in Newton, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Lamont and Gertrude (Griffis) Mack and preceded in death by brother Richard Mack and nephew Matt Steinbacher. He retired from the U. S. Army and later served with the Secret Service for several presidents. During the Vietnam War, Bill received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation. Surviving are his wife of 10 years Heather D. (Fraser) Mack; children Thierry Mack (Kathy), Karen Osborne (David) and Michelle Sisk (widow of Ray); granddaughter Kristine Sisk; siblings Jack Mack (Debbie), Wanita Ebell (Jerry), Patricia Pardue (widow of Wesley); nephew Ricky Steinbacher; sister-in law Joyce Mack; step children Jeff Farnell, Shelley O’Connell (Michael), Susan Dittmar (Matthew); step grandchildren Bryce Farnell, Tyler Farnell (Marcella), Brianna O’Connell, Grayson O’Connell (Rifka), Kelsey Dittmar and Eric Dittmar; beloved dog Maggie and cat Annie. A funeral service will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Buse Funeral Home, 9066 Jonestown Road, Grantville, preceded by a viewing beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment, with military honors, will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William M. Mack, please visit our floral store. Read More

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Josephine Fabian Kusnir

Jun 10, 1922 - Feb 19, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Josephine Fabian Kusnir, 101, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Carolyn’s House. Born June 10, 1922 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Niccolena (Camella) Sansone; and preceded in death by her husbands, Frank S. Kusnir Jr and John Fabian. Surviving is her son, John Fabian and his wife Christine; 4 grandchildren, Larissa Curcio (Paul), John A. Fabian (Jenna), Alexandra McMahon (Mike) and Justine Fabian; 7 great-grandchildren, Isabella, Paul and Lilly Curcio, Quinn and Wren Fabian and Patrick and Everett McMahon. Josephine was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Harrisburg Bridge Club, Paxtang Civic Club, Capital City Ex POW Ladies Auxillary, American Legion Post 1001 Ladies Auxillary and the New Cumberland VFW Post 7415 Ladies Auxillary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 PM Friday, February 23, 2024 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg and 11:00 AM Friday until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, PA 17111 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Ralph Eugene Gillette

Aug 13, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Ralph Eugene Gillette, 89, died peacefully in Carolyn’s House (Hospice of Central PA) in Harrisburg, PA on February 17, 2024. Ralph was predeceased by his beloved wife Barbara; his parents, Glenn and Lillian; his brother Roger and his sister Carolyn. He is survived by his four children, Merri Jo (Jude), Jane (Charlie), Joseph (Lisa) & Jonathan, as well as 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.Born and raised on a farm in Cedar Springs, Michigan, Ralph excelled in school and athletics, especially football. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan U. and got married to Barbara on June 30, 1956. After serving the US Army in Germany during the post-Korean War years, he returned to Michigan to begin his career as a teacher in Charlotte, MI. Recruited by Stony Brook School on Long Island to teach English and coach football, he began working at independent schools in 1962. Over the course of his career, Ralph worked at 8 different schools in five different states around the country and earned 2 masters degrees, one from Wheaton College and one from the U of Minnesota.He served as Head of School at four stops along the way (one being the Harrisburg Academy from 1978 to 1986). His earlier positions included teaching poetry and public speaking, debate team coach, director of admissions, dean of students, and middle school principal. His passion for being an educator and school leader impacted the lives of thousands through the years, including his students as well as the many faculty and staff members with whom he served. His overarching philosophy could be summed up as seeing the unique qualities in everyone, he believed in them, encouraged them, and expected much of them. A devout Christian, he always joined and served the local church in the community in which he lived and worked. He and Barbara were longtime members of St. Stephens Episcopal on Front Street in Harrisburg.More than anything else in his life, Ralph was devoted to his wife and children. In his later years, he could often be found attending a sporting event or the graduation of one of his grandchildren. His fighting spirit is evidenced by his 31-year long bout with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by many.The family is planning to remember Ralph and Barbara and their 56-year marriage at a small private service on the Green River in southeastern Vermont where they owned a home for many years.Donations can be made in Ralph’s memory either to the Harrisburg Academy https://donate.onecause.com/donatenow23-24 or to Carolyn’s House at https://form-renderer-app.donorperfect.io/give/hospice-of-central-pennsylvania/memorials

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

William M. Dauberman

Apr 14, 1963 - Feb 17, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

William M. "Bill" Dauberman, 60, of Muir, passed away Saturday morning, February 17, 2024 at Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg. Bill was currently employed as a maintenance technician at Ingram Micro. He was very involved with the local fire companies, where he was first assistant chief and past president of the former Reinerton Fire Company. He was currently a member of the Orwin Fire Company. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and could often be found hunting and fishing. He was a life member of the NRA and enjoyed target shooting. He loved riding around on his four wheeler and had a impressive collection of tools. Above all else, Bill's daughters and grandchildren were his world. He was very involved in all of their lives and enjoyed coaching softball and baseball for their teams. He spent many hours with his grandson Aaron, whether it was out in nature, shooting, or just spending time with one another. Surviving are his three daughters, Carissa Witmer (Brad), Zion Grove, Alana Dauberman, Muir, and Celina Dauberman (Dave), Minersville; four grandchildren, Aaron, Isaiah, Jaylan, and Emma; two sisters, Crystal Pribilla, and Brenda Kahler; a brother, Glenn Dauberman. The family would like to give special thanks to Bill's friends who were always there for him, Scott and Donna Schwalm, Mark and Pauline Ellis, and Gary and Christa Snyder. A Celebration of Bill's life will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5-6. Bill will be laid to rest privately in the St. Peter's Cemetery, Orwin. Memorial donations in Bill's memory can be made to any local fire company. To send condolences to the family, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Paul L. Forney Jr.

Jan 07, 1933 - Feb 11, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Paul L. “Sonny” Forney Jr. passed Sunday, February 11, 2024 surrounded by family and loved ones at Harrisburg Hospital. Born January 7, 1933, he was the oldest son of 6 children born to Paul Forney Sr. and Winifred Ann (Smee) Forney.Paul attended Swatara High School in Oberlin and served in the US Army during the Korean War. After his service in Korea, he worked as a mechanic for the federal government, first working at the Olmstead Air Force Base and eventually moving to the New Cumberland Army Depot where he retired in 1988.Paul was a gentle, patient, reliable, helpful and kind family man and was the rock in the lives of many generations. He was known to drop by for a chat or you could also pop in to see him. He enjoyed attending family events and was always there when you needed him. He was also sharp as a tack. Always up for verbal sparring. Sometimes you wouldn’t even realize all the jokes he made at your expense until later but he was never mean, just wittier than you!Paul was a dedicated church member, serving as Deacon of the Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church for many years. His acts of service to the church spanned everything from Trustee to lawn maintenance. He was always available to the congregation and the minister and gladly provided whatever he could.Paul is survived by his wife of 52 years Bonnie Miller and his 8 daughters; Susan Runkle, Paula Forney Wiers, Kelly Freed, Amy Forney, Tammy Orsinger, Debra Noles, Sheila Miller, and Daniel J. Miller. He is survived by his three sisters; Jean Saltzer, Dolores Speelman, and Nancy Forney along with 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church, 1251 Highland Street, Oberlin, PA 17113.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Stella Marie Benson

May 06, 1991 - Feb 12, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Stella Marie Benson, 32, of Harrisburg, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 12, 2024. She was born on May 6, 1991, in Harrisburg, PA, to Tonya Benson and George Williamson.She obtained her GED and licenses for Cosmetology and Certified Nurse Assistant. She worked in numerous positions as a home health assistant. Stella attended Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church. Stella enjoyed swimming, singing, and making people laugh. Stella found ways to spread happiness with her giving nature, her playfulness, her smart-aleck comments, and her tender heart. She was personally responsible for rescuing numerous animals living on the streets of Harrisburg.In addition to her parents, Stella leaves behind her grandmothers, Shirley Williamson and Nancy Benson; 3 brothers; 6 sisters; and many friends.A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, 11am, at the Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, 2217 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17104.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg, Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or online at www.humanesocietyhbg.org/honor-a-life/ or to Christian Churches United, 413 S 19th Street, Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17104 at www.ccuhbg.org.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Laxmi Mishra

Jan 01, 1947 - Feb 04, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

With deep regret, we announce the passing of Laxmi Mishra, 76, on February 4, 2024, at her residence in Harrisburg, PA. She was surrounded by her loving family. Laxmi was born in Bhutan on January 1, 1947. She loved, was loved, and will be missed by many.Funeral rites and rituals will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Jesse H. Geigle Funeral Home, 2100 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon

Shirley Anne Haken

Jun 04, 1935 - Feb 08, 2024

location-icon

Harrisburg, PA

Shirley Anne Haken, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Shirley was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania on June 4, 1935 to William Charles and Evelyn Booth Haken. She was one of three children. She had a brother, The Rev. William B Haken and a sister Doris H. Blue. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings.Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son, Steven Tjernagel of Ashburn, Virginia; her daughter, Lauritz Tjernagel-Bravo of Port St. Joe, Florida; and her daughter, Susan Ambrose of San Diego, California. She is also survived by her granddaughters Kirsten, Eliana, Nicole, Brittany, and Lindsay, and her grandson, Ian. Additionally, she is survived by a wealth of family and friends who love her profoundly.Shirley dedicated her life to helping others on their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. She graduated from Polyclinic Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 as a registered nurse. She also graduated with a BA from Glassboro State College in 1973, earning her teaching degree. She had a successful career of nursing and then teaching nursing in a high school program. Later, fulfilling her love of children, she moved on to teaching elementary school, where she also led their music and art programs.As a devout Christian, Shirley loved going to church and participating in and leading bible studies. She also loved reading, making friends, writing poetry, playing piano, painting and sketching. She had a soft spot for dogs, always one by her side, and a special place in her heart for Yogi, her canine soul mate of 17 years.Shirley will be deeply missed by friends and family alike, who benefited equally from her wisdom, love, kindness and humor.At the request of the family, services will remain private. The Hetrick-Bitner Funeral home has been entrusted with her care and arrangements. Interment is at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, PA.

View Obituary

forward-arrow-icon
The Obituary App - Logo

Copyright © 2023 - The Obituary App