Obituaries

Elsie Curry Lewis

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Elsie Curry Lewis, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Country Meadows Hershey. Born and raised in Hershey she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Lottie Ensminger. Through her long and eventful life Elsie lived, among other places, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and Sarasota, Florida. Elsie enjoyed travel and entertaining and was a devoted […]

Lois Ruth (Balsbaugh) Borden

Lois Ruth (Balsbaugh) Borden, 97, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Londonderry Village, Palmyra. She was born Saturday, September 20, 1924 to the late Mervin C. and Viola (Keller) Balsbaugh. She is predeceased by her loving husband Wallace E. Borden since 2002. Lois graduated from Schuylkill Haven in 1942. She went on to work […]

Gladys (Sanders) Chestnut

Gladys (Sanders) Chestnut, 91, of Hershey, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at home. She was born July 31, 1930 in Annville, PA. Gladys was a 1948 graduate of Hershey High School and Hershey Junior College in 1950. She was a homemaker all of her life. She is predeceased by her parents, Henry E. Sanders and Margie E. […]

Meredith Lee Cravener

Meredith Lee Cravener, 82, of Hershey, passed away peacefully on May 19, 2022 at Country Meadows of Hershey. She was born April 28, 1940 in Apollo, PA, a daughter of the late Earl S. and Lucy P. (Grey) Conner. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Freda Conner formerly of Hershey; sisters and brothers-in-law, […]

Carl Richard Gepfer

Carl Richard Gepfer, 87, of Myerstown passed away on Saturday May 21, 2022 at Stoneridge Towne Centre. He was the husband of the late Sondra (Smith) Gepfer, who passed away in 2016. Carl was born in Campbelltown on August 23, 1934 to the late George W. and Blanche K. (Brenneman) Gepfer. Carl had attended Hershey Junior College. He was a […]

Catherine “Kay” Burry Proietto

Catherine “Kay” Burry Proietto, age 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 20, 2022, after a brief illness. Born in Bridgeport, PA to the late Ignatius and Catherine (Ewanick) Burry on May 17, 1932, Kay grew up in a multi-ethnic neighborhood surrounded by hardworking parents and neighbors who were new to the United States but managed to thrive […]

Martell “Mopar Marty” Scheidler

Martell “Mopar Marty” F. Scheidler, 85, of Palmyra passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home with his loving family by his side. Born in Elizabethville on July 2, 1936, he was the son of the late S. Genevieve Smith Scheidler Friedline and Carl F. Scheidler. Marty retired from the Hershey Company after 40 years of service, and was […]

Frank Tapparo

Frank Tapparo, 84, retired Army lieutenant colonel and defense program analyst, died April 29 at his home in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Tapparo was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and lived in the Washington area since 1967. In 1960 he received his S.B. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Tulane University. […]

Kathryn K. Weller

Kathryn K. Weller, 93, of Hummelstown, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at her residence. Born in Shamokin on June 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Donald J. and Alberta Haas Herb. Kathryn was employed by the H. B. Reese Candy Company, Hershey. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and going to the casinos, […]

Mae I. Alleman

Mae Irene Graybill Alleman, 94, of Hummelstown, passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 13, 2022. Born in Hummelstown on December 7, 1927, she was the daughter of Brehma Ayers and Leo Graybill. Mae was raised by her grandparents, John and Carrie Graybill. Mae lived her last four years at Juniper Village at […]


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