Obituaries

Homer Kissick
B: 1933-10-07
D: 2018-07-14
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Kissick, Homer
John Roddick
B: 1921-05-02
D: 2018-07-14
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Roddick, John
Lawrence Caution
B: 1951-02-03
D: 2018-07-14
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Caution, Lawrence
Lori Leitzel
B: 1965-10-01
D: 2018-07-11
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Leitzel, Lori
Paul Detweiler
B: 1930-05-19
D: 2018-07-09
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Detweiler, Paul
Mary VanScyoc
B: 1930-07-22
D: 2018-07-04
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VanScyoc, Mary
Lester Holtry
B: 1930-08-19
D: 2018-07-03
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Holtry, Lester
Sarah Tosten
B: 1942-02-05
D: 2018-07-03
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Tosten, Sarah
Robert Zeigler
B: 1948-02-05
D: 2018-06-30
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Zeigler, Robert
Dennis Ott
B: 1990-06-18
D: 2018-06-29
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Ott, Dennis
David Wagner
B: 1960-06-19
D: 2018-06-25
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Wagner, David
Doris Green
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2018-06-21
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Green, Doris
Lee Whistler
B: 1925-01-06
D: 2018-06-20
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Whistler, Lee
Mary Hershey
B: 1921-03-26
D: 2018-06-18
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Hershey, Mary
Edwin Martin
B: 1979-12-02
D: 2018-06-17
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Martin, Edwin
Kay McKenrick
B: 1953-03-22
D: 2018-06-17
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McKenrick, Kay
Maryetta Tosten
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2018-06-12
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Tosten, Maryetta
Dixie Whitsel
B: 1931-03-22
D: 2018-06-10
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Whitsel, Dixie
Grace Dubbs
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2018-06-08
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Dubbs, Grace
Wanda Gearhart-Shank
B: 1959-09-15
D: 2018-06-08
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Gearhart-Shank, Wanda
Jeffrey Coy
B: 1951-10-06
D: 2018-06-04
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Coy, Jeffrey

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Todd Sherman, Funeral Attendant, Groundskeeper, & Maintenance Supervisor

Todd was born and raised in Shippensburg where he graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1980.  He began his work at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home in 1982 as a part-time funeral helper and continued his employment there until 1996.  He then began his full-time career as a funeral director’s assistant and maintenance worker.

Married in 1982, Todd resides in Shippensburg with his wife Lisa.  He has a daughter Ashley and a son Tyler.  He is also the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.

He is an active member of West End Fire and Rescue as an EMT/Firefighter.  He is a past president of the Shippensburg Area Little League, and a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #315, Shippensburg.  Todd also attends the Cleversburg United Methodist Church.

Charles E. Myers, Funeral Attendant

Charlie was born and raised in Oakville and worked on farms until 1957 when he graduated from Big Spring High School.  He moved to Shippensburg in 1958 and worked at Hoffman Mills on the night shift from 1957 until 2002 (45 years).  Charlie started working at J. William Barbour Funeral Home in 1965 and continued after Norman Bricker bought the business from 1978 to 1987.  Then when Norman bought out the Fogelsanger Funeral Home in 1987, Charlie continued to work there and has been there ever since.

Charlie started his fire service career in 1960, 47 years ago, as a member of a forest crew, later being appointed to a forest fire warden in 1975 to be in charge of suppression and prevention activities.  Charlie is also a charter member and on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum Association.  Joined the Vigilant Hose Company #1 in 1962 and is still very active as Chaplin, also being a Fire Policeman which he is the president of that organization, and serve on many committees.  He has served as Assistant Boro Chief for 14 years, as well as the Assistant Chief of the Vigilant Hose Company #1, and later to serve as Chief for 20 years.  In 1987, was named Chief Emeritus of the Vigilant Hose Company #1.  He is the Founder and Chairman of the Shippensburg Fire Safety Education Task Force.  Over the years, he has received numerous awards including the Barbour award, the Chief’s award, and the President award.  Two engines have been dedicated to Charlie.

Charlie has been active in many County, Regional, and State Fire Associations, being past President of Cumberland County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association, Cumberland County Chief’s Association, Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association, and Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania.  He is still active on many committees of these organizations.

Charlie is a member of several Tractor and Machinery Associations and Railroad Societies.  When not working of doing fire related activities, his hobbies are watching, riding, and reading the history of trains, and collecting Railroad memorabilia.  Also, he goes to tractor shows and musters with John Deere being his favorite tractor.  He also likes to spend time at Camp Charlie in Horse Valley where he works, relaxes, and hunts.

Charlie was married to Vivian for more than 20 years before her recent passing, and has 2 children and 5 stepchildren.  His church affiliation is at the Shippensburg First Church of God.

Ronald Frey, Funeral Attendant

Ron has worked at the funeral home since 1999.  He retired from Shippensburg University after 37 years of service. Ron is a member of the Shippensburg First Church of God where he sings in the choir.  Ron also sings in the choir at the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, along with his wife, Pat, who directs both choirs.   In his spare time, Ron enjoys hunting and fishing.  He and his wife have one son, Jared.

Joseph Martin, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Joe was born and raised in Shippensburg.  Upon graduation from Shippensburg High School in 1968, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers Baseball Team.  After 35 years of employment at Shippensburg Univeristy, he retired in 2007.  Joe became a member of our staff in July 2009.

Joe and his wife, Polly, have four children;  Kelly Jo, Pamela, Timothy and Todd.  Their three granddaughters Tori, Hannah, and Abigail, and three grandsons Avery, Tyler and Eli are a very important part of their family.  Joe enjoys hunting and sports.  He is a member of the Shippensburg Church of the Brethren.


Derek C. Herb, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Derek is the son of Bill and Pam Herb and resides in the Shippensburg/Newburg area.  He is a 2012 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School, where he was a member of the Varsity baseball team and Environmental Club.  In 2016 he graduated magna cum laude from Shippensburg University, earning a B.S. in Marketing.  He participated in intramural basketball and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and the Mu Kappa Tau National Marketing Honor Society, which both recognizes academic business excellence.  For several years he played baseball for the Shippensburg Stars, but more recently has dedicated his time to being a volunteer coach for the Shippensburg Area Little League.  He is currently enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, in hopes of becoming a licensed funeral director.  Derek enjoys hunting, playing/watching sports, working out and is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.  Derek is also a member of the Hub City Club, Shippensburg.  

Barry Negley, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Barry was born and raised in Shippensburg and graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1969.  Married in 1979, Barry resides in Shippensburg with his wife Pam.  

Barry is a life member of Cumberland Valley Hose Company and is also a member of the Vigilant Hose Company.  He served as an EMT with C.V. Hose Ambulance for about 15 years and was a past trustee.  Barry is also a member of the Cumberland County Volunteer Firefighters Association and served as a fire policeman for many years.  He is a member of the Shippensburg Coin Club and a past president.   Barry is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #315  and many other local organizations.  He is affiliated with the Shippensburg First Church of God.  

Barry’s prior employment includes Cressler’s Fruit Market where he worked for nine years, SKF Industries where he worked in the accounting department for fourteen years, and was a part-time employee at Park Lanes Bowling Alley.  He currently serves as an elected tax collector for Shippensburg Township and has for the past eighteen years as well as a local associate broker in real estate In the Shippensburg area.   In his spare time, Barry likes to golf, take care of his lawn, and visit Gettysburg.  

Dylan Herb, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Dylan is a son of Bill and Pam Herb and resides in the Shippensburg/Newburg area.  He is a 2014 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School.  He participated in Varsity Football and was named the Colonial Division Defensive MVP, and Varsity Wrestling, where he was a state place winner.   He is currently a Senior at Shippensburg University majoring in mathematics with a teaching certification.  He was a member of the Shippensburg University Red Raider football team and participated in intramural basketball.  He also volunteers for various community service projects in the area and is currently a volunteer for the Shippensburg Area Little League. He enjoys playing sports, watching sports and movies, and is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Don Tosten, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Don Tosten is a retiree of the Pepsi Cola Company, retiring in 2010, after 36 years of service.  Don has been a member of the Shippensburg First Church of God since 1978.  He also attends the Greenvillage First Church of God, where is son is pastor.  Don and his wife Linda have a daughter, Christie Kissel, a son Pastor Matt Tosten, and four wonderful grandsons.  In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hunting, and vacationing with his wife.

Susan Fisher, Part-time Funeral Attendant

Sue was born and raised in Shippensburg and graduated from Shippensburg High School. She is a member of the Messiah United Methodist Church, and E.M.T., and a life member of the West End Fire and Rescue and the Cumberland Valley Hose Companies in Shippensburg.  She resides in Shippensburg with her husband Chris and daughter Shea.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.