Perry County Times obituaries (9/10/22)


On Sunday, August 21, 2022, after a great round of golf with his buddies, dinner with Dixie, and a goodnight phone call with Sharon, 82-year-old Jerry L. Rothenberger left this world at his Camp Hill home to find his parents, Clarence D. “Rothy” and Mary Loy Rothenberger, and his beloved Wheaten, Latte.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Rothenberger, and his wife of 57 years, Dixie Rush Rothenberger.

Jerry L. Rothenberger

He loved everyone and was loved by everyone. He really enjoyed his teams, clubs and friendships and was an athlete all his life. At Newport High School, he played baseball, basketball, ran track/high jump, football, and was Coach Bob Craig’s first quarterback. He then attended Naval Prep School in Annapolis before joining the Navy as an air traffic controller. After his naval experience, he graduated in 1965 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, where he played first base for the baseball team and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, where he met his best friends, his FIJI brothers, whom he had cherished for a long time. almost 60 years old.

He worked as a business operations manager at Mobil Oil in Philadelphia, then moved to that region as a lobbyist with the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He was well respected among doctors, legislators, boards and staff. After a successful 36-year career with the medical society, he retired as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs. After retirement, he started JLR Consult, providing lobbying consulting services and he volunteered as a patient transporter for Oakwood Cancer Center.

He always had a love of sport. He also played baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf, handball and racquetball. After retirement, he golfed daily at the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club when carts were permitted. He was an active member of the Colonial Country Club/Colonial Golf and Tennis Club for over 50 years. In addition to golf, in his early years he played singles and doubles for Colonial’s club tennis team. He was an immensely proud member of the Harrisburg YMCA for nearly six decades.

He was a very social person and enjoyed participating in all of his clubs. He was a member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, Holy Rosary Home Association “Knights”, American Legion (Penbrook), RW Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, Newport Tennis Lodge, Political VDT and Old Man Lunch Group. Outside of official clubs, he was a regular at Catalano’s, Harry’s and Lombardo’s, where forever friendships were nurtured. He was a great conversationalist, a fun storyteller and an entertainer. He was famous for his toasts, his big smile and his kind gestures.

He looked forward to his annual family vacation in Stone Harbor/Avalon, NJ, where many memories will live on forever. The Pittsburgh Steelers were his team, and he regularly joked that he was Big Ben’s long-lost uncle.

He had an incredibly positive “it’s great” attitude about life. He had an incredible bond with his family. His daughter was the sunshine of his life, his first and last call each day. His wife was his forever companion – friends from grade school on the prom date until his last minutes. Although he never had a hole-in-one, he lived every day with others as if he had one!

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 16, at Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 310 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is making arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 17101.


Catharine Marie “Katy” Campbell, 84, of Marysville died Wednesday August 24, 2022 at Penn State Hampden Medical Center, Mechanicsburg.

She was born July 20, 1938 in Millerstown to Alma (Smith) Freeland and Percy Freeland Sr.

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Catherine M. Campbell

She was a housewife, who in previous years was an employee of Specialty Bakers, Marysville, Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon, and the Ceramic Shop, Enola. She was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church, Marysville, who enjoyed making ceramics, camping, cooking for everyone, and spending time with her loving family.

She was the widow of Glen M. Campbell Sr.

Surviving are one son, Glen M. II, his wife, Darlene, of Marysville; a grandson, Glen M. III, his wife, Katlyn, of Shermans Dale; one granddaughter, Jessica N. Campbell of Shermans Dale; a great-grandson on the way; one sister, Helen Beatrice Keel of Duncannon; one brother, George Freeland, his wife, Virginia, of Duncannon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Percy Jr., James, Walter and Fred Freeland; and a sister, Barbara Wagner.

A service was held Aug. 30 at Michael J. Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, with the Reverend David Keyworth officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Md. 20852.


Robert N. “Bob” Krywokulski Jr., 56, died Friday, August 19, 2022 at his home in Landisburg after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on July 9, 1966 in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Robert N. Krywokulski Jr.

He graduated in 1984 from Newport High School. He was a proud Army veteran, serving under the 1st Armored Division as a 19E Tank Crewman, with his final service under the 10th Mountain Division as a Motor Transport Operator, rated SPC/E4 . He was a devoted member of the Newport American Legion Post 177, serving as junior vice president and administrator of the Home Association. He was employed with Fishman Flooring Solutions for 28 years, becoming Branch Operations Manager for the Harrisburg site.

Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Tanya (Twigg) Krywokulski; his parents, Robert Sr. and Judith Krywokulski Newport; a son, Trevor, and his wife Erika of Newport; one brother, Michael, and his wife Ruth-Ann of Newport; two sisters, Beth Krywokulski and her partner Nancy Webb of Pennsburg, and Michelle Michaels and her husband William of New Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Vyolette; several nieces and nephews; and extended family, the Forneys.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 10, at Newport American Legion, 205 Legion Road.

David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, is making arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill 17011.


Gloria “Jean” Gutshall of Millerstown passed away on Saturday August 27, 2022.

She was the daughter of the late Richard and Freda (Davis) Gutshall.

She graduated from Blain Union High School and Carlisle Hospital School of Practical Nursing.

The survivors are a brother, Rick (Ethel) Gutshall of Loysville; adoptive brother, Maynard Smith of Altoona; and a niece and several nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Gary.

Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, made arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to help families dealing with cancer, especially Vickie’s Angel Foundations, PO Box 174, 511 Bridge St., New Cumberland 17070, or online at https://give.vickiesangelwalk.org/give .


Kimberly A. Harless, 57, of Millerstown died Tuesday August 30, 2022 at UPMC West Shore Hospital.

She was born on April 8, 1965 to Lois (Strawser) Melville of Millerstown and the late William Ritzman.

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Kimberly A.Harless

She was a member of Millerstown United Methodist Church, Newport American Legion 177 Auxiliary, Newport VFW 34 Auxiliary and New Bloomfield VFW 7463 Auxiliary. She loved to travel.

In addition to her mother, her husband, Jerry Wayne Harless, and a brother, Tim Ritzman of Millerstown, survive.

She was predeceased by a daughter Renee Marie Harless; maternal stepfather, John Melville; and her stepmother and stepfather, Jerry and Norma Harless.

A service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 11, at his church. The visits are at 1 p.m. until the service.

David M. Myers Funeral Home, Newport, made arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, 23 N. High St., Millerstown 17062.


Eris Ann “Sue” Girvin died Thursday, August 25, 2022, at a premiere at Perry Village, New Bloomfield.

She was born on June 14, 1928 to Harry and Anna Baker, who resided in Ickesburg.

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Eris A. Girvin

She has been employed by American Can Company, Piezo Crystal Plant, Thrift Drug and CVS Drugstore. She was a member of Chapel Hill United Church of Christ.

Surviving are two sons, Howard Gregg (Susan) Lightner of Annville and Stephen Lightner of Shermans Dale; one daughter, Elizabeth Chubb (Leroy) of Elliottsburg; one son-in-law, Victor Plitt of Camp Hill; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband John Girvin; one daughter, Jacki Plitt; two sisters, Norma Baker and Thelma Bickle; and a brother, Dension.

David Myers Funeral Home, Newport, made the arrangements.


Ivetta (Johnson) Neidigh, 89, of Blain, earned her angel wings on Monday August 29, 2022.

She was born on August 7, 1933 to Vincent Johnson and Myrtle (Weibley) Barnes of Ickesburg.

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Ivetta Neidigh

Surviving are her beloved husband of 68 years, Riley Neidigh; three children, Rhonda (Dan) Haas of Elliottsburg, Renee (Leon) Hoke of Shippensburg and Robert (Pam) Neidigh of Blain; 11 grandchildren, Roscoe Neidigh of New Bloomfield, Dustin (Brooke) Haas of Elliottsburg, Danielle (Dave) Hull of Carlisle, Jeffrey (Brittany) Hoke of Shippensburg, Jordan (Kendra) Hoke of Shippensburg, Jordan (Cynthia) Peck of Roxbury, Brianna (Josh) Boos of Upper Strasbourg, Angela (Tyler) Hoke of Fayetteville, Ronald Neidigh of Blain, Alyssa Neidigh of Blain and Lenoree (Brett) Hoke of Shippensburg; and six great-grandchildren, Axel, Adalia, Ace, Jaxon, Deacon and Delaney; and a sister, Joanne (Dale) Fritz of Ickesburg.

She was predeceased by one son, Ronald Neidigh; stepfather, Roscoe Barnes; and a great-granddaughter, Amara.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, always putting family first and was generous, generous and loving.

She and her husband faithfully raised their disabled grandson, Roscoe, for 26 years until he moved into a group home. In addition to raising a family and running a home, she worked as a secretary at Blain Elementary School in the West Perry School District until her retirement in 1995. She was a very active member of the United Church Zion du Christ, Blain, where she served passionately in music ministry for over 35 years as a pianist, organist and choir director. She shared her musical passion with the community as founder of Blain’s cantata and teacher of piano lessons. She was also a Chief Scout for a few years.

She was a loving and gentle woman. He will miss his family (and the rest of the world) dearly.

A service was held Sept. 2 at his church with Pastor Don Funk officiating. Burial took place in Blaine Cemetery.

Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Loysville, made arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 24 W. Main S. Blain 17006.