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Obituaries for 3/24

March 23, 2001

Obituaries for 3/24



Patricia R. Wertner


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Patricia R. Jorkasky Wertner, 74, of 11344 Worleytown Road, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her home.

Born March 29, 1926, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Sigmund and Rose Pokorny Jorkasky.

She was a graduate of Altoona High School.

She was employed by Corning-Utility, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Greencastle, where she served on the Parish Council and was a member of Parish Council Catholic Women.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph P. Wertner Sr.; three daughters, Christine R. Ganoe of Chambersburg, Pa., Mary T. Witmer of Greencastle and Julia A. Ritts of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three sons, Joseph P. Wertner Jr. and James R. Wertner, both of Greencastle, and John S. Wertner of Chambersburg; four sisters, Helen Benton and Dorothy Sagaities, both of Altoona, Therese McClain of Duncansville, Pa., and Phyllis Maniglia of Penns Grove, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie O'Leary.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave. in Greencastle. The Rev. Joseph L. Stahura will be celebrant. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Greencastle.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. in Greencastle; the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740; or St. Mark's Catholic Church, 385 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, PA 17225.




Austin L. Levick


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Austin L. "Bill" Levick, 76, of 11933 N. Woodlea Drive, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Waynesboro Hospital.

Born May 11, 1924, in Quincy, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Viola J. Galbraith Levick.

He was a 1947 graduate of Waynesboro High School. Later, he attended Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa.

He was the co-owner and co-operator, with Austin Freeman, of the Mobil gas station on South Potomac Street in Waynesboro. He retired in 1977.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695 and BPO Elks Lodge 731, all of Waynesboro, Marine Corps League of Chambersburg and Amvets Post of Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Miller Levick, whom he married June 10, 1950; a daughter, Susan K. Levick of Flint Hill, Va.; a son, Allen L. Levick of Huntly, Va.; two sisters, Martha Frenzel of Waynesboro and Shirley Paterchak of Dayton, Ohio; a granddaughter; a grandson; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Shepherd, and eight brothers, Richard Levick, Wallace Levick, Delbert Levick, Thomas Levick, Harold Levick, Allen Levick, Orthello Levick and Kenneth Levick.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St. in Waynesboro. The Revs. James T. Williams and William Kercheval will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Project Rainbow, c/o Susan Levick, P.O. Box 213, Washington, VA 22747.

Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.




Frank J. Dice


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Frank J. Dice, 95, of Village Square, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Menno-Haven.

Born Sept. 15, 1905, in Hamilton Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Jonas F. and Alverda Christman Dice.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rhoda Nissly Dice, in 1972; his second wife, Helen Rife Leedy Dice, in 1981; and his third wife, Helen C. Seilhamer Dice, in 2000.

He was a farmer. He also repaired and built farm equipment for himself and others.

He was a member of Criders United Brethren Church, where he had been Sunday School superintendent, a Sunday School teacher, an administrative board member, a director and a trustee.

He was a member of the Hamilton Township School Board, the Hamilton Township Election and Planning Committee and the Franklin County Farm Bureau and a board member of the Pennsylvania State Farm Bureau and Farm Family Life Insurance Co.

He was a former director of F&M Trust Co., serving on the appraisal board.

He was a member of Mount Parnell Lions Club where he served as president, among other positions.

In 1971, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

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