Obituaries for 2/16

February 18, 2002

Obituaries for 2/16

Dr. H.M. Himelfarb

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dr. H.M. Himelfarb, 92, of Menno Haven and formerly of 180 E. Queen St., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Menno Haven.

Born Dec. 19, 1909, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late A.J. and Fanney Reiner Himelfarb.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jule Blumberg, in 2000. They were married Dec. 28, 1934.

He was a 1933 graduate of Georgetown University and its medical school in Washington, D.C.

During the 1930s, he served as a medical doctor in the C.C.C. camps in Potter County, Pa. He came to Chambersburg in October 1938 and opened his medical practice of Opthamology and Ear, Eyes and Throat. He concentrated his practice in Opthamology from 1955 to 1985. He retired from practice in November 1985 after 47 years.

During World War II, he served in the 5th Army Medical Corps in the African and Italian Campaigns from 1942 to 1946.


He was a member of Congregation Sons of Israel, Chambersburg.

He was president of the medical staff of Chambersburg Hospital in 1947, served on the board of directors of Beacon Lodge for the Blind in Huntingdon County, Pa., for more than 25 years. He had been president of the Franklin County Medical Society and during his tenure he helped start the first public polio inoculation program. In 1958, he was the first physician at the Lisie Hospital in Ernakulam, India, and in 1961 he was invited as attending physician at the Sir Henry Holland's Eye Hospital in Shicartou, Pakistan.

During his life, he had been a member of several professional organizations, a member of Chambersburg Lions Club; and a number of veterans organizations.

He is survived by one daughter, Ruth Sember of Lighthouse Point, Fla.; two sons, Dr. Roy A. Himelfarb of Chambersburg and Lee Himelfarb of Lyndhurst, Ohio; one brother, Stanford Himelfarb of Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Becker and Helen Segal; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Robert G. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Rabbi Rena Blumenthal and the Rev. William H. Harter will officiate. Burial will follow in Sons of Israel Cemetery.

There will be no viewing; however, the family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Chambersburg Hospital, 112 N. 7th St., Chambersburg, PA 17201; or Congregation Sons of Israel, 209 E. King St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Harold W. Rotz

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Harold W. Rotz, 85, of The Village of Laurel Run, formerly of 25 N. Pontiac St., in Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born Sept. 29, 1916, in Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence A. and Elsie Jane Fisher Rotz.

He attended school in Duffield, Pa.

His wife, Anna Mary W. Mowen Rotz, whom he married June 27, 1936, died Sept. 10, 1994.

He was a self-employed farmer until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro.

He was a member of the Board of Eastern Milk Producers in Syracuse, N.Y., where he served as vice president for two years, Franklin County Farmers Association and National AARP.

He is survived by one daughter, Carol Ann Souders of Waynesboro; three sons, Glenn H. Rotz of Welsh Run, Pa., Ray A. Rotz of Mont Alto, Pa., and Jay W. Rotz of Waynesboro; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Gladys Blanche Rotz; and infant sister, Ruth Rotz; an infant brother, John Rotz; one sister, M. Blanche Rotz; and four brothers, Howard N. Rotz, George R. Rotz, Merle C. Rotz and Luther K. Rotz.

Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waynesboro. Pastors Dwan N. Newsome and Walter A. Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Grindstone Hill Cemetery in Franklin County.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home in Waynesboro.

Margaret L. Shindle

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Margaret L. "Maggie" Shindle, 86, of The Village of Laurel Run, formerly of 1565 Hykes Road, in Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the nursing home.

Born May 13, 1915, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Mary Shuck Hykes.

Her husband, Howard Shindle, died Dec. 5, 1944.

She attended Greenmount School.

She was a homemaker and had once worked at the former GEM Garment Co., in Greencastle.

She was a member of the Living Hope Community Church in State Line, Pa., where she also was a member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship and the former Beacons Sunday School Class.

She is survived by one son, Larry R. Shindle of Greencastle; three brothers, John Hykes, Walter Hykes and Donald Hykes, all of Greencastle; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Ellen Hykes; and two brothers, Lester Hykes and Robert Hykes.

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