HESS OBITUARIES

Source: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 20 December 1972
Aaron Hess, 79, of Wapwallopen R.D. 1 died at 8:10 Tuesday evening in his residence. He was in poor health several years but was never bedfast. Born in Wapwallopen R. D. 1, he was the son of the late W. Frank and Lizzie Hess Hess. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was the last of the eighth generation to live on the same farm. He was a farmer all of his life and also waorked in the mines and for ACF Industry, Berwick. He retired 10 years ago. His death breaks a marital span of 44 years with the former Mae Hess. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen. Survivors include the widow, four sons, Aaron W. HEss, Mountaintop, Stephen Hess and earl A. Hess, Wapwallopen R.D.1, and Paul L Hess, Berwick; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Friday morning from Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with the Rev. David Walthour, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2008
Albert B. "Al" Hess, 77, of Old Tioga Turnpike, Shickshinny, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2008, at Bonham Nursing Center, Register. He had been in ill health for the past two months. Al was born on top of Jonestown Mountain, Fishing Creek Township, on Dec. 23, 1930, to the late Harmon R. and Vida (Creveling) Hess. He and his wife, Dorothy Patricia "Pat" (Turner) Hess, would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this April 22. He worked with his dad at his garage near Jonestown, and later with their heavy equipment business. He also worked at RPS in Berwick, and later for Fishing Creek Township, where he retired. Al attended a one-room school house in Jonestown for the first eight years of his education and then graduated from Benton High School in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, and served until 1954, at one time, serving in Japan. A very active member of the Jonestown United Methodist Church, he held many offices over the years and served in numerous capacities including Lay Speaker, Lay Leader, Chairman of the Administrative Council and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of the former Odd Fellows Lodge. Al was active with the Boy Scouts and was a volunteer with the Iroquois District. He received the Award of Merit in 1977 from the Iroquois District. Al was best known for his country music, playing guitar and fiddle. He had played live shows in the '50s on radio stations WLTR, WCNR and WHLM on Saturday afternoons. He also played many of the local music parks such as Columbia Park and Evergreen Park. His bands were the "Tumbleweed Ramblers" and the "Sunshine Ramblers." In 1973, his family joined him, becoming known as "The Al Hess Family". Later it became known as "Pat and Al Hess" as their children moved on. They performed at many of the carnivals and nursing homes around the area. In 1998, they recorded a CD called "Anniversary Memories" to commemorate Al's 50 years in country music. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Pat, are their three children: Glenn A. Hess of Jonestown; Randy L. Hess, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Brenda Joy Hess of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a grandson, Daniel J. Hess, of Berwick; a brother, Ross Hess, and his wife, Ethel, of Lightstreet; three sisters: Ellyn Stauffer and her husband, James, of Millersville; Fern Honeywell, Berwick; and Jean Wolfe, Berwick. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Anna Strickland Hess, and by a stepbrother, Ralph Strickland. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (Route 487), with the Rev. Darwin C. Goshorn, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Jonestown Cemetery. A viewing will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at McMichael's. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Jonestown United Methodist Church, c/o Shirley Good, 214 Winding Road, Orangeville, PA 17859.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Obit: Wednesday, 19 June 1996
Alice B. Hess, 85, of 316 Dewey St., Nescopeck, died at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 17, 1996, in the emergency room at the Berwick Hospital Center after being stricken at her home. Born in Danville, on Dec. 28, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Jessie Hunter O'Neal. She had lived in Nescopeck for 15 years and previously in Berwick and Wapwallopen R.R.1. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen. Her husband, Raymond W. Hess Sr., died March 30, 1970. A sister, Mary White, died Sept. 15, 1994. Four brothers also died previously: Michael, on July 20, 1963; Donald, on Sept. 20, 1970; William, on May 18, 1980, and Russell O'Neal. Surviving are four sons: Raymond W. HEss Jr., Berwick; Walter HEss, Wapwallopen R.R.3; John Hess, Paradise, and William Hess, Wapwallopen R.R.3; four daughters: Mrs. WIlliam (Betty) Dodd, Berwick; Audrey Eister, Nescopeck R.R.1; Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) Beach, Briggsville, and Mars. Dale (Alice) Boyer, at home; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great -grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers: Walter O'Neal Jr. and Richard O'Neal, both of Berwick R.R.1, and Theodore O'Neal, Portland, Ore.; three sisters: Audrey Smith, Berwick R.R.1; Bertha Kishbaugh, Berwick R.R.4, and Mrs. Leo (Arlene) Hunsinger, Binghamton, N.Y. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with her nephew, the Rev. Larry Smith, Berwick R.R.1 officiating. Burial will be in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 1932
A brief illness of a complication of ailments ended in the death of Amandus Hess, retired Northampton county farmer, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, the residence of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Schaffer, 2155 Main street, Northampton, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Hess was a son of the late Stephen and Eliza Wotring Hess, was born in Moore township, Northampton county. He was a farmer practically all his life and before retiring from active life upon the death of his wife, Rosa A., nee Abel, four years ago, resided between Kreidersville and Seemsville. Since then he resided with his daughter at Northampton. He was a lifelong member of the Reformed congregation of the Zion Stone church at Kreidersville. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Heckman, this city and Mrs. Henry P. Schaffer, Northampton; two grandchildren and six brothers, Theodore, Tilghman and William, of Northampton R1; Stephen and Thomas, of Northampton, and George, of Catasauqua. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with brief services at his late home at 1:30 o'clock followed by church at Kreidersville, Rev. George Kopenhaven and Rev. Hiram Frantz officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Friends may call Thursday night from 7-9 o'clock.

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Source: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 31 January 1977
Cecelia Ann Hess, 52, of Bloomsburg R.D.1, died at Bloomsburg HOspital at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, where she was taken after being stricken at her home. She was a daughter of the late John and Victoria Welcom Haladay of the Catawissa area. She was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg. She is survived by her husband Richard W. Hess; two sons, Richard Wayne Hess, Bloomsburg R.D.4; and Douglas R. Hess, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Myron W. Long, Bloomsburg R.D.1; Darla, Donna, Cindy, Pam, all at hom; three sisters; Mrs. Lewis (Ellen) Biacchi, Berwich; MRs. Leon (Anna) Lazicki, Berwick; Mrs. Donald (Martha) Swisher, Danville; seven brothers, Andrew Haladay, Berwick; Michael, Leo, and Tony of Catawissa; Edward, Danville; Raymond, bloomsburg; Alvert, Kent Wash; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at St. Columba Church, Bloomsburg, with REv. V. Leonard Casey officiating. Burial will be at New Rosemont cemetery, Espy, under the direction of the Harry W. Rishel Funeral Home, Bloomsburg.

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Source: The Times, Fairmont, West Virginia
Date: Friday, 15 February 2002
Charles Clinton Hess Sr., 63, of Worthington, died suddenly Thursday (Feb. 14, 2002) at the Trumbull County Hospital in Warren, Ohio. He was born April 28, 1938, in Worthington, the son of the late Albert Roy and Ethel Goldie Furbee Hess. Mr. Hess was a retired automobile mechanic who worked for West Fork Motors in Shinnston. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Clarksburg Moose Lodge No. 52. He enjoyed cutting grass, doing yard work and working on cars. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Edith Henderson Hess; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles C. Jr. and Cindy Hess of Fairmont; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and David Polis of Fairmont; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert R. Jr. and Joyce Hess of Mill Fall, and James and Diana Hess of Worthington; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Grace Fisher of Wellborn, Fla., Betty Wright, and Dotty and James Kropog, all of N. Olmsted, Ohio; five grandchildren, Charles Hess III, Krista Terneus, Joshua Cook, Joseph Scott Hess and James Andrew Hess; one great-grandson, Charles C. Hess IV; one sister-in-law, Helen Hess of Bellview; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Katherine Hess, Robert Hess, and Max Roy Hess; one sister, Jessie Eliason; and three brothers-in-law, Hazel Fisher, Harry Henderson Sr., and Orval Henderson Jr. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Frey Home For Funerals. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Melvin Ringer officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens with full military rites.

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Source: Chester Times, Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 15 January 1932
Clarke F. Hess husband of the late Rebecca Hess, who died Wednesday will be buried from his late home, 27 South Third street, Fernwood, tomorrow afternoon following funeral services to be held at 3 o'clock. Interment will be in Fernwood cemetery. Members of Fernwood Lodge, No. 543, F. and A.M., have been invited to attend the funeral.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 19 February 2000
Funeral services for Dartha E. (Hough) Hess, of Berwick R.R.4, Briar Creek Township, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick, with the Rev. Daniel L. Dennis, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick. Hess, 89, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at the Orangeville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had lived since Oct. 29, 1998. She had been in failing health since November 1995. She had lived at her Briar Creek Township address since 1934. Born Dec. 11, 1910, in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Ellen Mae (Andreas) Hough. She was educated in the Berwick schools. In her earlier years, Hess had worked at Lady Ester Corp., Berwick. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Berwick. An avid reader, her hobbies included quilting and crocheting, for which she made her own patters. She and her husband, Rolland E. Hess, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Feb. 13. In addition to her husband, she is survived by six children; Mrs. Ronald (Ellen J.) Fox, Berwick; Howard F. Hess, Berwick R.R.4; Janet E. Charles, Pensacola, Fla.; Ronald A. Hess, Berwick R.R.4; Rodney E. Hess, Berwick R.R.1; and David R. Hess, Orangeville R.R.2; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Hess was the last member of her immediate family. The following siblings died previously: Barton F. Hough, Lester Hough, Robert G. Hough, Evelyn Jane Vandermark, and Helen Hough, who died in infancy.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 29 May 2011
Dorothy Patricia (Turner) Hess - Jonestown musician a local favorite Dorothy Patricia "Pat" (Turner) Hess, widow of Al Hess, who died Jan. 31, 2008, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in the surroundings of dear friends and family. Dorothy Patricia Turner was born Feb. 14, 1937, in Inwood, W.Va., to parents Willis and Florence Turner. In May of 1945, the family moved to Scoblick Brothers Orchard in Falls, Wyoming County, Pa., and then to Luzerne County in 1947. She attended schools in Gerrardstown, W.Va., Mill City, Pa., and a one-room schoolhouse in Ross Township. She spent three years at Shickshinny High School, then graduated from Lehman Jackson Ross in 1954. Pat married Albert Bruce Hess, a Jonestown musician with "The Tumbleweed Ramblers," on April 22, 1961. While expecting her daughter, she began singing with their sons as "The Al Hess Family Band," and later with local musicians as "Al and Pat Hess and Friends." They were a local favorite at many carnivals, festivals, churches and nursing homes. After Al's passing, she continued to sing with the company of friends. She also enjoyed being outdoors, wildflowers, bird watching, gardening, baking, puzzles and reading. Pat worked as a seamstress at Harvic Sportswear in Sweet Valley, at one time traveling to New York City to picket during the Garment Union labor strikes. She also worked for Social Security in Wilkes-Barre. After taking time off to be an at-home mom, she worked as an office assistant to various doctors within the Bloomsburg Hospital system for 17 years. Having a servant's heart and love of God, Pat was very active in the Jonestown United Methodist Church. She held many offices, including teacher, administrative council chairwoman, pianist, as well as a lay speaker. She was a Boy Scout leader for 20 years, including one year as Scoutmaster of Troop 69 (Jonestown). She received the Iroquois District Award in 1981 and earned her Woodbadge beads. She is survived by brothers, George Ronald Turner of Knoxville, Tenn., Ed Turner of Dallas, Pa.; two sons, Glenn Hess of Jonestown and Randy Hess of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter Brenda Paul of Edmond, Okla.; grandson Daniel Hess of Berwick, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. A brother, Charles Donald Turner, is deceased. The family will be continuing its Memorial Day tradition by performing at the Sweet Valley Fireman's Carnival on Monday at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road (Route 487), Benton. Funeral services will be held at the Jonestown United Methodist Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Jonestown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Northern Columbia Community Cultural Center, P.O. Box 305, Benton, PA 17814.

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Source: Times West Virginian, Fairmont, West Virginia
Date: Friday, 9 February 2007
Mrs. Edna Audrey Hess, 76, passed away at home on Feb. 7 after a serious illness. Edna was born Feb. 19, 1930, at Railway Cottages Kempston Hardwick, Bedfordshire, England, to the late Ivy Grace Edmands Law and Harold Ellerton Law. Edna left school in the spring of 1944 to begin work at the CO-OP and later Skeffco. Edna came to West Virginia in December of 1952. Fairmont is where her daughters were born and lived until 1958 when she and her two little girls Deborah and Dannette returned to Rugby, England. Edna raised her daughters with the loving help of her mother and extended family. In 1983 Edna followed her daughters back to the United States. She returned to West Virginia to be closer to her daughters and grand- children. During this time Edna worked as a seamstress, an in-home companion and caregiver to several elderly ladies in Fairmont and she also cleaned houses. Although never a tom-boy Edna enjoyed the outdoors. In her younger days she loved bicycle riding and seaside visits. In the later years she was still extremely active and could often be seen walking around Fairmont doing errands and visiting friends and family. Edna loved building up conversations and to tell stories of her life in England all in her clear British accent. Edna was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on June 19, 1955. She was a member of the Fairmont congregation. Her hope of a resurrection to a paradise earth was strong to the end. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Edna Audrey Hess; one brother, Bernard Law; and one son-in-law, Raymond Constantino. Edna is survived by her eldest daughter, Deborah R Wilson, husband Timothy of Fairmont; her youngest daughter, Dannette S Constantino of Morgantown; her brother, Maurice Law and wife Janet of England; sister-in-law, Sylvia Law of Rugby, England; and her grandchildren, Ian and Berenice I Constantino of Morgantown, Anthea L. and Brandi R. Wilson of Fairmont, Erin G Hudson and husband Jordan of Fairmont; great-granddaughter, Ethne J Hudson; and many loving nieces and nephews in England. Edna will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1620 Fairmont Ave., at 7 p.m. Monday. George McElroy, a longtime family friend, will give the service. Carpenter & Ford, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, is in charge of the arrangements. The family wishes to thank all their friends for the loving help and support. They also wish to thank Hospice care for all the skill, concern, and kindness they have shown.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 1991
Edsel R. Hess, 69, of 245 Jefferson St., Bloomsburg, died Monday afternoon in the Bloomsburg Hospital, where he was admitted Sunday evening. He had been ill for several years. He was a resident of Jefferson Street for 10 years and formerly lived along Ferry Road. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Fishingcreek Township, he was a son of the late William Wallace and Willa Manning Hess. He was employed as an auto body mechanic by Borden Foods, retireing in 1975 after 20 years with the company. He was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Mr. Hess was a member of the VFW, Elks and Moose lodges, all of Bloomsburg, and the Millville American Legion. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Harriette Bowman; a daughter, Beatrice D. Romig, Bloomsburg; five sons: E. Craig Hess, Lansing, Kan.; D. Dennis Hess, Reidsville, N.C.; Terry Fritz, Ronnie L. and Neil R. Hess, all of Bloomsburg; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchidlren. Also surviving are five sisters: Fannie Buckalew, Chula Vista, Calif.; Ethel Sutliff, Jonestown; Geneva Lowe, Bloomsburg; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Norman, Ornageville, Mrs. Carl (Helen) Chapin, Stillwater, And Lois Yost, Wapakineta, Ohio; and two brothers: Joseph Hess, Danville R.R., and Richard Hess, Buckhorn. PReceding him in death were a daughter, Bonnie Jean VanPelt, in 1980 and a sister, Elizabeth Hassert. Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Orangeville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allen Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Bloomsburg.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, September 3, 1927
Ellen Jane Hess passed away yesterday at her home, 735 Washington avenue, Northampton, after a long illness from which she was bedridden for almost eight months. She was in her sixty-fifth year. She leaves her husband, Stephen Hess; one daughter, Mrs. James Hiestand; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Wolf, Seidersville; Mrs. Arthur Leibenguth, Northampton; Mrs. Abraham Fenstermacher, San Diego, Calif., and one brother, John Solt, Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held from her late home next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, daylight saving time, with interment in the Stone church cemetery.

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Source: Columbian, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 10 August 1905
Mrs. Aaron W. Hess died at her home in Mifflinville on Sunday after a protracted illness, aged seventy-three years. She had suffered much form paralysis and of late had been almost helpless. She was an earnest Christian lady, and a consistent member of the Lutheran church. She leaves to survive her a husband and four children, namely: Mrs. A.W. Snyder and H.W. Hess, of Mifflinville and Dr. M.J. Hess and Geo. W. Hess of Bloomsburg. The funeral took place yesterday and was largely attended.

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Source: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 15 June 1983
Hess - Mrs. Florence Alice, Slocum. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pond Mill. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Slocum. Friends may call at Ralph H. Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie, Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 6 April 1991
Florence S. Hess, 92, of 822 N. Plymouth St., Allentown, died Thursday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Edwin A. "Ted" Hess. Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Minerva (Schuler) Diehl. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover St., Allentown. Survivors: Daughters, Betty H. Ogle at home, JoAnne Francis of Bloomfield, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Services: Noon Tuesday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 16 December 1992, Page B9
Francis H. "Pappy" Hess, 68, of 236 Oak Alley, Slatington, died Tuesday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. He was the husband of Helen G.M. (Miller) Hess. They were married 41 years in August. Hess was a laborer in the ingot old department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 43 years before retiring in 1986. Born in emerald, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Mamie (Schleicher) Hess. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; sons, Robert and Charles, both of Slatington; brothers, Raymond of Slatington, and Benjamin and Edgar, both Friedens, and sisters, Mrs. Caroline Wagner of Walnutport and Rhoda, wife of John Burkhardt of Lehigh Acres, Fla. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Harding-Fox Funeral Home 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 15 August 1925
Death came on Friday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock to Franklin Hess, one of the best known farmers in Northampton county. Mr. Hess passed away at his home near Petersville church, aged 72 years. Mr. Hess was a son of the late Stephen and Eliza nee Wotring Hess and was born at Seemsville. All of his life was given over to agricultural pursuits, the activities of the community in which he resided, affairs of the Petersville Union church and his family, to whom he was devoted. For many years he was a member of the church consistory and was helpful otherwise in the congregation. Besides his widow, Emma nee Beil Hess, there survive these children; Preston S, Cherryville; Mrs. Harry Fehnel, Dannersville, and Mrs. Geo. Dengler of Bethlehem. Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild and the following brothers also survive; Theodore, Stephen and Thomas, of Northampton; Tilghman, of Beersville; Amandus of Seemsville, William, of Weaversville, and George of Catasauqua.

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Source: Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 1961
Retired Area Farmer Is Dead
Fred E. Hess, 78, Briggsville, died at the Berwick Hospital at 7:30 a.m. yesterday. He had been a patient there three days. Born in Benton, he was engaged in farming and in 1927 received the Master Farmer Award of Luzerne County. He retired in 1940. For 18 years he served as a school bus driver and for four years was Nescopeck Township Road Supervisor. Hess was a member of the Mount Zion Reformed Church, Briggsville, and was an elder, treasurer, Sunday School superintendent, and church custodian. He also served as treasurer of Mount Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery Association. He was a member of the P.O.S. of A., Wapwallopen; treasurer of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 1152, Hobbie, a charter member and treasurer of the Berwick Grange for 35 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Mowery, Mifflin; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Chapin, Mrs. Harold Smith, both of Briggsville; Mrs. Otto Gearhart, Shickshinny; Mrs. Clarence Hontz, Clearfield; and Mrs. Charles Mowery, Hobbie; three brothers, Elmer Hess, Briggsville; Myron, Nescopeck; and Leland, Wilkes-Barre; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Mathers, Danville; Mrs. Lulu Milham, Orangeville; and Mrs. Eva Golder, Shickshinny; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from Mount Zion Church at 2 p.m. Friday, with Rev. Wayne Lutz, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating. The body will be in state in teh church from 12:30 p.m. Friday until funeral time. Interment will be in the church cemetery, Briggsville. Friends will be received at Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie, from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

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Source: Neill Funeral Home, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2011
George M. Hess, 93, formerly of 10 Rutherford Road, Lower Paxton Twp., was a resident of the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra. He died Monday, June 20, 2011 in Hershey Medical Center. He was retired from the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, D.C., as an Industrial Procurement Specialist and previously worked at the former Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown. He was a graduate of John Harris High School and attended Temple University. George was a member of the Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers Association, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the American Association of Retired Persons and was a charter member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Penbrook, and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Palmyra. His military service in WWII was with the Army Air Corps, 77th Troop Carrier Squadron in the European Theatre of Operation, having been active in the Battle of the Bulge and participation in the engagement to capture the crucial bridge at Arnhem for which he received the Air Medal. He is the widower of Marguerite C. Hess and is survived by two sons, Gregory G. Hess and wife Donita, of Palmyra, William N. Hess and wife Bobbi, of Alexandria, LA; one grandson, Derek Hess; four granddaughters, Nicole Diestler, Amy Hess, Molly Hess and Lisa Heister; three great grandchildren, Aidan and Sydney Heister, and Semaje Diestler; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 245 West Pine Street, Palmyra. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, New Church Building Fund, 245 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 6 July 2008
Store clerk survived by 25 great-grandchildren
Harriette Elizabeth (Bowman) Hess, 86, of Berwick, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Orangeville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Orangeville, on May 25, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle (Campbell) Bowman. She was the widow of Edsel Roy Hess who died in 1991. Harriette had attended Orangeville High School. For many years she worked as a retail clerk at Woolworth's and Grant's Department Stores in Bloomsburg, and at the Ames Store in Berwick. She retired in the late 1980s. She was a member of the Berwick Senior Center. Mrs. Hess is survived by her children: Edsel Craig Hess and wife, Lee, of Levenworth, Kan.; David Dennis Hess and wife, Connie, of Burlington, N.C.; Terry Fritz Hess and companion, Irene Levan, of Bloomsburg; Beatrice Long and husband, James, of Berwick; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Harriette is also survived by her brother, Frank Bowman, and wife, Carolyn, of Bloomsburg; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her children: Neil Hess in 2007, Ronnie Hess in 2005 and Bonnie Jean VanPelt in 1980. Harriette was also preceded by grandson Jeromy Romig and great-granddaughter Leeann Savage. Siblings who preceded her in death were Claire Mitchell, Beatrice Cogswell, Mary Weaver, Ruth Long, Righter Bowman and David Bowman. Friends will be received Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 10 until 11 a.m., the time of her funeral service at the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick. Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Orangeville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 13 March 2000, Page B7
Hazel E. Hess, 93, of 520 Resica Falls Road, East Stroudsburg, died Sunday, March 12, in Laurel Manor, Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Ray P. Hess for 69 years. She was a kindergarten teacher in the Catasauqua School District for 14 years before retiring in 1960. Previously she was a substitute teacher in the Allentown School District and also taught in the Bensalem School District. She was a 1926 graduate of Millersville University. Born in Blain, Perry County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (Boyd) Gray. She was a Protestant. She was the first president of the Minerva Club of Lafayette College and a member of the Pecks Lake Hunting and Fishing Club. Survivors: Husband; son, Robert P. of Fairless Hills, Bucks County, and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Union Cemetery, Slatington. No calling hours. Arrangements, Harding-Fox Funeral Home, Slatington.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 16 February 2001
Funeral services for Helen E. Hess will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc. Funeral Home, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with her pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Eddinger Officiating. INterment will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Hess, 83, of 105 Sherwood Drive, Bloomsburg, died at 4:04 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at the Bloomsburg Health Care Center. She had been seriously ill since July. Born in Elysburg, Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, July 8, 1918, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary K. Swank Crowl. She resided in Sherwood Village since 1966 and previously in Pompano Beach, Fla., for seven years and Espy prior to that. Hess was a 1936 graduate of the former Ralpho Township High School. She was employed by the former Riegel Shirt Co., Catawissa, for over 30 years before retiring. Hess was a member of the Ridge Street United Methodist Church, Almedia. She was a member of the Amalgamated Ladies Garment Workers Union. Preceding her in death is a brother, William H. Crowl. SRuviving are her husband, Raymond W. Hess, with whom she celebrated a 55th wedding anniversary on June 29; a sister, Mrs. Alvin L. (Frances M.) Pensyl, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and brother George F. Crowl, Allentown.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 8 March 1988, Page B8
"Mrs. Helen I. Hess, 91; ran Leithsville Hotel"
Mrs. Helen I. Hess, 91, formerly of 124 S. New St., Nazareth, and of Leithsville, died Monday in Gracedale, Nazareth R.1. She was the widow of Paul A. Hess. She and her husband owned and operated the Leithsville Hotel for 18 years. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Ida (Luchenbach) Lichtenwalner. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Surviving are a son, Milton H. of Easton R.2; a daughter Irene, wife of Lester Bleam, and two sisters, Verna, wife of Gilbert Hearn and Mrs. Hilda Browne all of Nazareth; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Schmidt Mortuary, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 17 August 1994, Page B12
Hilda O. Hess, 93, of 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall Township, formerly of Northampton, died Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Martin F. Hess. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William and Annie (Silfies) Schadler. She was a member and Sunday school teacher for many years of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton. She was a former auxiliary president of Alliance Fire Company, Northampton. Survivors: Daughter, Marian R., wife of Wayne E. Michael of Slatington; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Kenneth. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 5 November 2005, Page B6
Howard R. S. Hess, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Mertztown, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. He was the husband of Agnes (Leh) Hess for 25 years and of the late Rev. Gloria C. (Eck) Hess, who died Feb. 24, 1979. Born in Jefferson County, New York, he was a son of the late Frank and Lillian (Stewart) Hess. He was a tradesman and was employed by Kutztown University until he retired in 1987. He attended Zarepath Bible College. He will be sadly missed by his wife, daughters, Anne and her husband Fred Brown, and Maureen and her husband Rev. Dana Logan, son Rev. Stephen and his wife Betty (Lamb) Hess, grandchildren, Caroline, Coreen and Nathan Brown, Ian Matthew and Joel Logan, and David and Michael Hess, and nephew Douglas Thompson. Services: Life Celebration Service, 11 a.m. Monday, Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday. Interment in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown, following the services. Arrangements, David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 10 August 1923
Stricken with apoplexy while walking in the yard at his home, 1303 Main street, Northampton, John A. Hess, a well-known retired blacksmith, died instantly on Thursday afternoon. He was 75 years old and was born in Moore township, Northampton county, the son of William and Elizabeth, nee Laub, Hess. For many years he conducted a blacksmith shop, retiring about sixteen years ago. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Francis A. and Alvin S. Hess, Mrs. Claude Haldaman, of Northampton, and Mrs. Aster Koch, of Allentown. Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. He was a member of Minsi Camp No, 357, I.O.R.M., and of Harmony Commandery No. 144, Knights of Malta. Funeral arrangements have not yet be completed.

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Source: The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Friday, 6 March 2009
On Tuesday March 3rd, John Dwight Hess lost his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Carol, son Byrom, and sisters Karen and Karolee. He now rests peacefully with his son Matthew and parents Dwight and Tressa Hess. John was a successful Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor that owned a corporation in the Phoenix area for 30 years. John had a part in the design of many of the schools throughout the State of Arizona. He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, colleagues, and employees. A funeral service has been arranged for Saturday March 7th at 2:30pm at Desert Springs Foursquare Church, 6135 W. Detroit St., Chandler. To honor John, donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Checks can be sent to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation 383 Main Avenue, 5th floor Norwalk, CT 06851

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Source: The Wilkes-Barre Times, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 23 December 1901
Josiah T. Hess, a well known farmer of Huntington township, died at his home in that place at noon yesterday of cancer of the stomach after a lingering illness. Deceased who was 62 years of age, had resided in Huntington township all his life and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. He is survived by his wife and five adult sons. The funeral will take place from his late residence at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in Town Hill Cemetery.

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Source: Caldwell Messenger, Corbin, Kansas
Date: Monday, 17 April 1967, Page 4
Final tribute was paid Larie A. Hess, Friday, April 7, 1967, at 3 p.m. at the Corbin Methodist Church. Rev. George Heitmeyer Wellington, a former minister of the Corbin church officiated. Music was furnished by Mrs. Max Utterback, organist; and Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Vernon Dewey, Oklahoma, who sang "Near to the Heart of God", "In the Garden", and "Sweet Bye and Bye". Bearers were grandsons Robert E. Hess, William R. Hess, James A. Hess, Donald Holcomb, Larry L. Clark, Roger Lungren, David Lungren and Richard L. Hess. Interment was in the Corzine Cemetery. Larnie A. Hess, son of Richard M. and Sarah Morgan Hess, was born February 21, 1883, near Corbin Kansas on the family homestead. He grew to manhood in the same community, attending the Spring Creek rural school and the Wellington High School. At an early age he became a member of the Falls Center Methodist Church, later transferring to the Corbin Methodist Church where his membership remained until his death. In his early twenties he served with the Kansas National Guard at Fort Riley, Kansas. On February 24, 1909 he married to Ada Beryl Irwin in Wichita, Kansas. They established their home near Corbin, Kansas and resided in Sumner County all their married life except for nine years when they lived near Sedan, Kansas, in Chautouqua County. His wife Ada passed away February 17, 1966. He was a kind and loving father. He liked people and no one remained a stranger to him. Visiting with friends and neighbors was his special joy. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ada; two granddaughters; two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his children: Robert H. Hess of Wichita, Mrs. B. J. (Verna) Evans of rural Wellington, Mrs. Ted (Pearl) Lungren of rural Caldwell, Richard M. Hess of Dewey, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Frank (Ferne) Boyce of Fremont, California; two sisters, Mrs. Lince Christensen and Mrs. Will Blecha, both of Wichita. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, and a host of friends and other relatives.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 18 March 1992
Laura Edna Hess, 84, of Ruckle Hill, Wapwallopen R.R.3, died at 11:20 p.m. Mondya at the Berwick Hospital Center. She had been ill since Christmas. A lifelong Ruckle Hill resident, she was born Jan. 25, 1908, the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucy Seisor Hinchcliff. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen, and a former member of the Willing Workers. Two children, Loretta and Fred died in infancy. Also preceding her in death were brothers and sisters: Effie Gould, Elizabeth Smith, Bertha Clark, Willis Hinchcliff, Ruth Coombs, Howard "Cliff" Hinchcliff, and a twin, Leroy Hinchcliff. Surviving are her husband, Ralph B. Hess, to whom she was married 66 years; two daughters: Alverdia Heckrote, Conyngham; Mrs. Curtis (Althea) Whitebread, Briggsville; a son, LEroy Hess, Ruckle HIll; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sservices will be Friday at 11 a.m. from the Old River Church, Wapwallopen, with the Rev. M. Jane Newburgh, her pastor, and the Rev. Chelsey H. Laite, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 18 October 1985, Page B14
Leon H. Hess, 82, of 1610 Main St., Northampton, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Mazie H. (Dech) Hess. He was a chemist at the former Universal Atlas Cement Co., Northampton, for many years before retiring in 1963. Born in Beersville, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Jones) Hess. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown, where he was a deacon, elder and elder emeritus. Surviving with his widow are three daughters, Doris M., wife of Paul W. Shireman of Northampton, Mary Ann, wife of Clark P. Smith Jr. of Bath, and Nancy J., wife of Guy Martin of Long Beach, Calif; a son, Donald L. of Enid, Okla.; eight grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, a step-granddaughter and a step-great-grandson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church. A calling hour will precede the services. The Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, is in charge of arrangements.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 1917
Levi Hess, of Nazareth, died suddenly on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. at his home on Lancaster avenue, aged 52 years. His widow preceded him in death four weeks ago. He leaves four sons and one daughter, Robert and Elton, of Nazareth; Raymond and Paul, at home and Mrs. Ed Kern of Nazareth. The funeral will be held on Thursday with services at Petersville church.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 14 July 2001
Mae E. Hess, 90, of Wapwallopen R.R.3, died Friday, Juuly 13, 2001, at home. Born May 3, 1911, in Hobbie, she was a daughter of the late Alvin L. and Carrie A. (Whitehead) Hess. For several Years, she transported students for the Conyngham Township School District. Hess was a very active member of St. John United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen, and was a member of the former Willing Workers of the church. She enjoyed doing ceramics. Hess was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron U. Hess, who died December 1972. Also three brothers; Hoyt Hess, Reymond Hess, and Ralph B. Hess; and two sisters: Arlene Hess and Mabel Huttenstine. Surviving are four sons: Aaron W. Hess, Mountain Top; Stephen Hess, Bloomsburg; Earl Hess, Wapwallopen; and Paul Hess, Berwick; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beatrice Hinchcliff, Wapwallopen. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, from the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, with her pastor the Rev. Roy Day, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 13 November 1991, Page B10
Margaret G. Hess, 78, of Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salisbury Township, died Tuesday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was a payroll clerk at Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., Allentown for 40 years, retiring in 1978. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Alvin S. and Matilda E. (Gould) Hess. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton. Survivors: Nieces and a nephew. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. No calling hours.

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Source: The Patriot News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 13 April 2001
Marguerite Chickini Hess, 83, of Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania, a manager with the Department of Welfare in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, before her retirement, died at Villa Teresa Nursing Home on Thursday, April 12, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 17, 2001, 11 a.m., at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, 2848 Herr Street, Penbrook, Pennsylvania. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church Building Fund, 2848 Herr Street, Penbrook, PA 17109. Arrangements entrusted to Neill Funeral Home, Inc. - Paxtang, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 19 December 2000, Page B6
Marie M. Hess Fenstermacher, 99, formerly of Kutztown, where she resided with her daughter Elaine, died Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Clarence Hess and the late George Fenstermacher. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Abbott and Cora (Schneck) Hoch. She was a member of Jacobs United Church of Christ, Jacksonville. Survivors: Sons, Gilbert T. Hess of Middleburg, Snyder County, George R. Fenstermacher of Alburtis, Glenn L. Fenstermacher of Marion, S.C.; daughters, Rev. Dr. Elaine L.F. Bogert of New Smithville, Marguerite A. Dotterer of Orefield, May Stocker of Bethlehem, Irene Dotterer of Kempton, Alberta Haas of Topton; brother, Russell of Kempton; 23 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elinor Rodenbach, in 1995. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 26 July 1987, Page B18
Martin F. Hess, 86, of 832 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Hilda O. (Schadler) Hess. He was a clerk at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 24 years until retiring in 1966. Born in Kunkletown, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sarah (Jones) Hess. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton. He was a former financial secretary of Alliance Fire Co., Northampton, and of the Northampton Area Retired Men's Organization. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Marian R., wife of Wayne E. Michael of Slatington; seven grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and a great-great- granddaughter. A son Kenneth predeceased him. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Calling hours will be 7- 8:30 p.m. Monday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 5 April 1993, Page B6
Mary Pauline "Polly" Hess, 67, of 93 Valley Park South, Bethlehem, died Sunday in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of Milton H. Hess Sr. They were married 46 years in October. Born in Forks Township, she was a daughter of the late Leon E. and Katie May (Sandt) Christie. She was secretary of the Hot Rod Bowling League, Nazareth, for 15 years, and played the trombone for the former Earl Held's All Girl Band, Nazareth, many years ago. She was a 1945 graduate of Churchman's Business School, Easton. Survivors: Husband; sons, Milton Jr. of Palmer Township and Kevin L. of Neighborville, Ill., and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Schmidt Mortuary, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Source: The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Date: Saturday, 25 October 2008
In a sudden tragedy on Tuesday, October 21, Matthew J. Hess passed away. He is survived by his mother, Carol, father, John, brother, Byrom, fiancée, Angela, loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was a successful Electronic Engineer with a brilliant mind and a passion for knowledge. He enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his loved ones. Matthew was a precious gift to this world. His love and compassion for others was never ending. He always gave of himself in any way he could for his family and friends. All who knew him will miss him dearly."You're nothing more than the people in your life." -Matthew J. Hess. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 26th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. A funeral service has been arranged for Monday, October 27th at 11:00am at Desert Springs Foursquare Church, 6135 W. Detroit St., Chandler. Carr-Tenney Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 12 December 1986, Page B14
Mrs. Mazie H. Hess, 82, of 1610 Main St., Northampton, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the widow of Leon H. Hess. She was a clerk at the former Miller's Department Store, Northampton, for several years. Born in East Allen Township, she was a daughter of the late Rudy J. and Lizzie H. (Smith) Dech. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a past president of the Ladies Bible Class. Surviving are three daughters, Doris M., wife of Paul W. Shireman of Northampton, Mary Ann, wife of Clark P. Smith Jr. of Bath, and Nancy J., wife of Guy Martin of Long Beach, Calif.; a son, Donald L. of Enid, Okla.; a brother Warren of Bath; a sister Ruth, wife of Arthur Diehl Sr. of Bath; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a step-granddaughte r and two step- great-grandsons. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton.

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Source: Shelby Sun, Polk, Nebraska
Date: Thursday, 6 April 1972
Meldon Grant Hess was born near Jonestown, Pennsylvania (Fishing Creek Township) on September 13,1887. He passed away at the Covenant Nursing Home in Stromsburg, Nebraska on March 3l, 1972, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Hess came to Surprise, Nebraska when Nineteen years of age. Here he met Pearl Phillips whom he married on January 19,1910. They farmed south east of Shelby, Nebraska until They moved to Osceola, Nebraska in1949. Mr. Hess was always active in church work until he became ill. He was a member of a rural Church – Greenleaf Union. Later he moved his membership to the United Brethren Church in Shelby. Mr. Hess is survived by one sister; Bessie Kishbaugh of Orangeville, Pennsylvania; four children, (Frances) Mrs. Leroy Pointer of Ruskin, Nebraska, Marvin of Herman, Minnesota, Raymond of Seattle, Washington, and Leonard of White City, Oregon. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Kepner-Roberts Funeral Home, Osceola, Nebraska, Monday, April l3,1972 at 2:00 P.M. Rev.Kenneth A . Edmonds, Methodist Minister at Shelby, Nebraska officiated. Interment was in the Blue Valley Cemetery, Surprise, Nebraska. Casket bearers were; Russell Smith, Lloyd Smith, Bill Zedicher, Bill Johansen, Howard Whitmore and Armand Schmoker.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: 19 July 1991
Melvin "Mal" H. Hess, 86, of Slocum, Wapwallopen R.R.1, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter , Eilene Crawley, Slocum. He had been in failing health since January. Born in Pond Hill, Feb. 20, 1905, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Anna Drasher Hess. He lived in Slocum for 65 years and previously resided in Pond Hill. Mr. Hess was employed by AC&F Industries, Berwick, retiring in 1962, when the plant closed. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pond Hill. His wife, the former Florence Engle, died June 14, 1983. Three brothers and a sister also died previously; Milton Hess, Calvin Hess, Chester Hess and Viola Spangler. Sruviving are five children: Gordon HEss, Greenfield, Ind.; Mrs Wilbert (Shirley) Johnson, Folestown; Robert Hess, Plymouth; Mrs. Albert (Marie) Lewis, Pond Hill; Mrs. Alvin (Eilene) Crawley, Slocum; 11 grandchildren and six great-granchildren. He was the last memeber of his immediate family. Services will be Monday at 10:45 a.m. at ST. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pond Hill, with the Rev. David A. Heckler, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Slocum Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 22 March 1996, Page B7
Milton "Buddy" Hess Sr., 72, of Valley Park South, Bethlehem, died Wednesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Palmer Township. He was the husband of M. "Polly" (Christie) Hess, who died in 1993. He was a master craftsman for C.F. Martin Guitar Co., Nazareth, for 38 years until retiring in 1987. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Paul and Helen (Lichtenwalner) Hess. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. Survivors: Sons, Milton Jr. of Nazareth and Kevin of Loudon County, Tenn.; sister, Irene, wife of Lester Bleam of Nazareth, and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Schmidt Mortuary, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Call 7-8:30 pm. today.

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Source: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 28 July 1976
Myron F. Hess, 89, of 1227 East Front Street, Berwick, died Tuesday morning at 11:30 at his home. Born in Fairmount Springs, he was a son of the late Warren and Margaret Seeley Hess. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Grace Harmon, for the past year. Prior to that he had lived in Nescopeck his entire adult life. A farmer at one time, he had also been employed at ACF Industries Inc. in the finishing shed, retiring 25 years ago. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Nescopeck, and the Berwick Grange. His wife Elizabeth died two years ago. Surviving are two sons, Alan, Philadelphia and Fred, Nescopeck; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Harmon, Mrs. Martha Fisher and Mrs. Grace Harmon, all of Berwick; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Martha Mather, Danville, and two brothers, Leland Knapp, Wilkes-Barre and Elmer Hess, Briggsville. Services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Heller |Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with Rev. Barry Lohman, of the First United Church of Christ, Nescopeck, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Nescopeck.

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Date: 1975
Nathan S. Hess, 93 of Benton R.D. #1, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his home. He had been in failing health for the past three years. Born in Fairmount Twp., Luzerne County, he was the son of the late Josiah T. and Loretta Keller Hess. He lived at his present home in Fairmount Twp. for the past 15 years and formerly lived at Stillwater R.D. #1 for many years. He was a farmer until retiring 15 years ago. He was a member of the Register United Methodist Church. He and his wife, the former Nettie Kale, celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary on February 11, 1974. Surviving, in addition to his wife are five children, Genevieve, wife of Wilson Jones, Plains: Ethel, wife of James L. Savage, Catawissa: Letha, wife of Graham W. Patterson, Flint, Mich.; Karl N. Hess, Stillwater, R.D. #1: and Grace, wife of Fred C. Kleintob, Huntington Mills; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. Funeral will be held Monday afternoon at two at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home, Benton with the Rev. Thomas R. Bonham, pastor of Calvary Bible Chapel at Muhlenberg, officiating. Burial will be in Dodson cemetery Southdale.

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Source: Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio
Date: Tuesday, 29 April 29 1980, Page 24
Nellie Ruth Hess, age 82, of Britton Rd., Monroe, O. died at Mt. Pleasant, Home Monday April 28. Her husband Harry Hess preceded her in death in 1961. Services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home Middletown, O. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Burial in Beavertown Cemetery.

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Source: Times Ledger, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Date: 1976
Mrs. Nettie K. Hess, 84, of Benton R.D. 1, died at 11:10am Wednesday at her home. Born at Red Rock, Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late William M. Kale and Aurilla M. Welliver Kale. She had resided in her present home in Fairmount Twp. for the past 17 years. She had previously resided at R.D. 1, Stillwater, where she and her late husband, Nathan S. Hess operated a farm. Mrs. Hess attended the Calvary Bible Chapel at Muhlenberg. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 9 1975. A son, Josiah T. Hess, was killed in action in Germany during World War II. Surviving are five children, Genevieve, wife of Wilson R. Jones, Plains, PA., Ethel, wife of James L. Savage, Catawissa, Letha, wife of Graham W. Paterson, Flint, Mich.., Karl N. Hess, R.D. 1, Stillwater; Grace, wife of Fred C. Kleintob, Huntington, Mills; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at two from the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Thomas Bonham, pastor of the Calvary Bible Chapel, officiating. Burial will be in the Dodson Cemetery, Southdale.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 20 April 1967, Page 62
Paul A. Hess, 72, of 124 S. New St., Nazareth, died Tuesday in his home. Death was caused by a heart attack. Hess was the former proprietor of the Leithsville Hotel. Born in Petersville, he was a son of the late Levi and Sarah (Serfass) Hess. He was the husband of the former Helen I. Lichtenwalner. He was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Surviving besides his widow are a son Milton H. of Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Lester Bleam of Nazareth; two brothers Robert of San Jose, Calif., and Raymond of East Lawn, Nazareth, and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Viewing will be after 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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Source: Banner Press, David City, Nebraska
Date: Thursday, 6 August 1964
Pearl Mae Hess, daughter of Alvin and Rosa Belle Phillips, was born in Madison County, Nebraska Nov. 30, 1886, and died in an Omaha hospital on July 24,1964 at the age of 77 Years 7 months and 24 days. On January 19,1910, she was united in marriage to Meldon G. Hess. To this union were born four children, Frances of Gering, Marvin of Osceola, and Leonard and Raymond of Seattle, Washington. She and her husband lived on a farm northwest of Surprise until 1950 when they moved to Osceola, where they have resided since. Besides her husband, Meldon, she leaves her four children, l4 gandchildren and 6 geat-grandchildren. Mrs. Hess was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Shelby. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 28, at the E. U. B. Church in Shelby, with Rev. Martin G. Braun officiating. Mrs. Opal Buchholtz was organist. Mrs. Wayne Kennan and Mrs. M. G. Braun were vocalists. Pallbearers were Russell Smith, Lloyd Smith, John Riblett, Ben Zedicher, Lon Ruth and Francis McGimpsey. Burial was in the Surprise Cemetery.

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Soruce: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 13 October 1999
Services for Ralph B. Hess, 93, Ruckle Hill, Wapwallopen R.R.3, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Old River Church, Wapwallopen, with the Rev. Richard Dennison, pastor of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, Briggsville, officiating. Burial will be in Old River Church Cemetery. Hess died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at the Berwick Retirement Village I, where he lived for three days. Born Dec. 17, 1905, in Ruckle Hill, on the farm where he lived and worked all his life, he was the son of the late Alvin L. and Carrie A. Whitebread Hess. He also worked for various lumbermen, drove school bus for the Conyngham Township schools and also had a market route through the Mocanaqua and Glen Lyon areas. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Wapwallopen. His wife, the former Laura Hinchcliff, died March 16, 1992. A son, Fred HEss, and a daughter, Loretta HEss, both died in infancy. Two brothers, Raymond and Hoyt Hess; two sisters, Arlene Hess and Mabel Huttenstine; and one great-grandson also died previously. Surviving are a son, Leroy Hess, Ruckle Hill, Wapwallopen R.R.3; two daughters: Averdia Heckrote, Conyngham, and Mrs. Curtis (Althea) Whitebread, Briggsville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mae Hess and Beatrice Hinchcliff, both of Wapwallopen R.R.3. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Old River Church, Wapwallopen, with the Rev. Richard Dennison, pastor of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, Briggsville, officiating. Burial will be in Old River Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayo Funeral Home, 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny.

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Source: Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia
Date: Saturday, 29 January 2000
GAP MILLS - Ralph E. Hess, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at his home following a short illness. Born Oct. 16, 1912, at Moundsville, he was a son of the late Lonnie C. and Laura Blanche Dunlap Hess. Mr. Hess was retired from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources as a superintendent of Moncove Lake at Gap Mills. He was a former bus driver for the Monroe County Board of Education and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, when he served as a radar operator in the Pacific. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene R. Hess, in 1992; and three brothers, Williard, Eugene and Charles Hess. Survivors include a son, Cary Hess and his wife, Sharon Wharry Hess of Gap Mills; two sisters-in-law, Alberta Doss Dayton of Gap Mills and Annette Hess of Bradenton, Fla.; two granddaughters, Gina Lee Hawks and her husband, Phillip, of Dublin, Va., and Debra Ann Hess of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Gap Mills United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Carmel Cemetery, Gap Mills. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union, and a half hour before services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Moncove Lake Foundation, c/o Quince Galford, HC 83, Gap Mills, WV 24941. Arrangements by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday 22 July 2004, Page B9
Ray P. Hess, 97, of Resica Falls Rd., East Stroudsburg, died July 21, 2004, in Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of the late Hazel E. (Gray) Hess. Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late Preston O. and Annie (Balliet) Hess. A 1926 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, he received a bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1935 from Muhlenberg College and a mater's degree in education in 1955 from Lehigh University. He was elementary principal for Bristol Township Schools, Bristol, 1926-30. He was elementary principal for Whitehall School District from 1930 until retiring in 1969 with 43 years of service in education. Survivors: Son, Robert P. of Levittown; grandchildren, Preston, Libby. Services: graveside, 1 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2004, Union Cemetery, Slatington. Arrangements, Harding-Fox Funeral Home, Slatington.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 19 November 2003
Raymond W. "Ray" Hess, age 83, of 105 Sherwood Drive, Bloomsburg, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the Grandview Health Homes, Danville, where he was a patient for one year. He was born in Mount Pleasant Township, April 27, 1920, and was a son of the late W. Bruce and Amanda V. (Baylor) Hess. He resided in Sherwood Village since 1966 and was formerly of Pompano Beach, Fla., for seven years, and of Espy prior to that. He was employed by Kawneer Corp., Bloomsburg, retiring in 1982. Mr. Hess was a member of the Ridge Street United Methodist Church, Almedia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, the former Helen E. Crowl, on Dec. 14, 2001. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur J. Hess and Edwin R. Hess; also by three sisters, Lena Shuman, Pauline Ulshafer and Helen Bulla. Mr. Hess is survived by a sister, Ruth Hile, Berwick, and by a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with his pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Eddinger, officiating. Interment will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Source: Examiner-Enterprise, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2013
Richard Marion Hess was born to Larnie A. and Ada Beryl Hess on September 12, 1922, on a farm near Corbin, Kansas. He passed from this life on May 7, 2013, at the age of 90. Richard attended schools in south central Kansas graduating from Sedan High School in 1941. After graduation, Richard joined the war effort by enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. He was proud of the time he spent serving on the USS Cavalier, an attack transport ship which took part in five landings in the Pacific including Saipan, Tinian, Leyte, Luzon, and Subic Bay. On January 30, 1945, the USS Cavalier was hit by a torpedo from a two-man Japanese submarine, lost all power, and was towed back to Pearl Harbor with the crew aboard. Richard participated in the VFW and enjoyed reunions of the Cavalier crew which included Cesar Romero who he said was a good actor and a very nice person. In 1944, a year and a half after meeting in a drug store in Bartlesville, Richard married Helen Lucille Lynch of Dewey. After World War II, Richard went to work at the Phillips Refinery in Borger, Texas. When he took a job with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, he and Helen established their home in Dewey where they have lived for nearly 70 years. Following his retirement in 1985, Richard grew the best tomatoes and built the coolest bird houses in the area. Richard loved to fish, to build things, to grow things, and OU football. Most of all, he enjoyed and loved his family. Richard and Helen were married for nearly 70 years and through that union had three children, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Children included Richard Lee Hess and his wife Mary of Edmond; Marla Ann Stroud and her husband Garry of Arma, Kansas; and Rhonda Gail Songer and her husband Steve of Ramona. Grandchildren include Melissa Houser and husband Tod of Tulsa; Derek Walker and wife Robbie of Lufkin, Texas; Rachel Hess O'Brien and husband Blake of Houston; Abigail Francis (Hess) Shaw and husband Clint of Tulsa; Matthew Brandon Songer and Madison Brooke Songer of Ramona. Great grandchildren include Kaleb D. Houser of Tulsa; Abigail F., Emma G., and Aiden D. Walker of Lufkin, Texas; and Norah Louise O'Brien of Houston. Services were held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at East Bartlesville Christian Church, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6600 South Yale Avenue, Suite 700, Tulsa, OK 74136 or VFW Post 10099, 310 East Don Tyler Avenue, Dewey, OK 74029. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Source: Tulsa World, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date: Thursday, 9 May 2013
Dewey - Richard Marion Hess, 90, Phillips Petroleum Co. branch manager, died Tuesday. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Friday and service 2 p.m. Saturday, both at East Bartlesville Christian Church, Bartlesville. Mowery, Owasso.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: 24 July 2001
Richard W. Hess, 77, of 55 Long's Road, Bloomsburg, died early Monday morning, July 23, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Jonestown, he was a son of the late Wallace and Willa Manning Hess. He served with the Army in Germany during World War II. In 1987, Hess retired from Magee Carpet Co., Bloomsburg, where he was employed for 35 years. He also operated his own farm in Madison Township and enjoyed raising hogs. Hess was a member of the Bloomsburg VFW and Millville American Legion posts. His wife, the former Cecelia Haladay, died in Januray 1977. Tow brothers, Joe and Edsel Hess, also died previously, as did five sisters: Elizabeth Hassert, Lois Yost, Fannie Buckalew, Ethel Sutliff and Geneva Lowe. He is survived by five daughters: Debra, Darla, Pamela and Cindy, all of Dutch Hill; and Donna Mensch, Bloomsburg: two sons: Richard, Dutch Hill; and Douglas, Union, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his companion of 15 years, Patricia Karnss, Dutch Hill; and two sisters: Helen Chapin, New Columbus; and Mildred Norman, Dallas. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Harold A. Wulfert Funeral Home, Cataawissa, with the Rev. George A. Zerbe, pastor of Emanuel (Dutch Hill) Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 19 October 2002
Funeral services for Rolland E. Hess will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick. The Rev. Donald E. Heacock, Assistant pastor of the Bethany United Methodist Church, will officiate. The Rev. Joseph F. Brady, pastor of the Bethany Church will co-officiate. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick. Mr. Hess, 89, of 2491 Heights Road, Berwick, (Briar Creek Township), died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at the Berwick Retirement Village II, where he had been a resident since Sept. 6. Born in Berwick, June 25, 1913, he was a son of the late Frank and Laura Mae (Bower) Hess. During his working career, Mr. Hess built roads in the Berwick area with W.P.A. He was also a brake press operator for the former AC&F. He later worked for CoManco Inc. of Berwick, where he was a fabrication supervisor. Well known for his abilities as a carpenter, Mr. HEss built his own house and the homes of several of his children. He also owned a saw sharpening service. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church of Berwick. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dartha E. Hough Hess, who died Feb. 17, 2000. Also, he was preceded by siblings Dorothy Trapane, Kenneth Hess and Harold Hess. Surviving are his six children: Mars. Ronald (Ellen J.) Fox, Berwick; Howard F. Hess, Berwick; Janet E. Charles, Pensacola, Fla.; Ronald A. Hess and Rodney E. Hess, both of Berwick; and David R. Hess, Orangeville; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Doris Acornley and Luther J. Hess, both of Berwick.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005
Private service, military honors for Army vet Ronnie Lee Hess, 55, Bloomsburg, died suddenly on Monday, June 6, 2005 in Bloomsburg. Born in Bloomsburg, on May 19, 1950, he was a son of Harriette (Bowman) Hess of Berwick, and the late Edsel Roy Hess, who died in 1991. Mr. Hess was a 1969 graduate of Central Columbia High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, but was stationed in Korea. Ronnie last worked for the Kleerdex Company in Bloomsburg prior to his disability. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, golf and baseball. Survived by: son, Shane Hess of Bloomsburg; daughter, Shannon Hess of rural Benton; son, Mike Hess of Bloomsburg; and four grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings: Craig Hess of Levenworth, Kan.; Dennie Hess of Burlington, N.C.; Terry Hess of Bloomsburg; Beatrice Long of Berwick; Neil Hess of Bloomsburg and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Bonnie Jean VanPelt, who died in 1980. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private graveside memorial service with military honors will held by his family at a later date at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Orangeville. The Kelchner-McMichael Funeral Home, Inc. of 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick, is assisting the Hess family with the service arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 8 January 1929
Mrs. Amandes Hess, nee Rosie A. Abel, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Weaversville, aged 57 years, 3 months and 5 days. There survive her husband, one son, Clarence, Kreidersville, and two stepdaughters, Mary, Allentown and Gertrude Schaffer, Weaversville. Two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive; Mrs. Emma Smith, Nazareth; Mrs. Ida Musselman, Easton; John Abel, Nazareth; Asher Abel, Elkhart Ind. Mrs. Hess was a daughter of Rudolph and Susanna, Nee Schaffer, Abel. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon with short services at the home of her stepdaughter, Gertrude Schaffer, Weaversville, at 1:30 o'clock and continued service in Zion Stone church. Interment will be made in the Zion Stone church cemetery.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 28 May 1991
Ruth J. "Ruby" Hess, 72, of 453 Broadway, Bangor, died Sunday in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of Harry D. Hess. They were married 50 years last November. She was a secretary for the Bangor Area School District, retiring in 1981. Born in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Ward Taylor and Charlotte (Kressler) Taylor, and a stepdaughter of the late Herbert J. Schoch. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bangor, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Survivors: Husband; son, Rev. Craig of Greensburg, Westmoreland County; daughter, Sandra, wife of Dr. Douglas Turtzo of Nazareth; stepbrother, Charles of Essex, Conn.; and four grandchildren. Private services: Today in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Bangor. No calling hours.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2002
Sheldon G. Hess, 83, of 128 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, formerly of Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 3, 2002, at The Manor Care Home, Carlisle, where he had lived for 12 days. Born July 20, 1919, in Bendertown, Fishingcreek Township, he was a son of the late Ruric And Angie Beishline Hess. A graduate of the former Orangeville High School, he was a Boy Scout leader in Lightstreet in his earlier years. A self-employed contractor in the Bloomsburg area until 1981, Mr. Hess owned and operated Hess and Cain Excavating, later becoming Sheldon Hess and Sons Excavating. In 1982, he moved to the Harrisburg area and became a mechanic with Gannett Fleming Inc., retiring in1991. Mr. Hess was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Enola. His wife of 60 years, the former Mary Esther Kline, died May 1, 2002. Three brothers also died previously: Allen Hess, Arden Hess and Zender Hess. He is survived by four children: mrs. Roy (Alice Marie) Pomeroy, Williamsburg, Va.; Sheldon G. Hess Jr., Clinton, Ohio; John Bruce Hess, Mechanicsburg; and James William Hess, Douglassville; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sister: Esther Shaffer, Lightstreet; and twins: Mrs. Glenn (Elsie) Raup, Orangeville; and Mrs. Buddy (Elva) Eyer, Eyers Grove. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the McMichael Funeral Home, 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (Route 487), with his pastor, the Rev. David A. Watkins, officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, near Bendertown, Fishingcreek Township.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 1941
"Northampton Octogenarian Had been ill Since Thanksgiving." Stephen Hess, 81, of 733 Washington Ave., Northampton, died early yesterday in the Haff hospital of complications resulting from his advanced years. He had been ill since Thanksgiving. Mr. Hess, who had been residing with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Hiestand, was born near Beersville, the son of Stephen and Eliza, nee Woodring, Hess. A retired farmer, he came to Northampton in 1922. He was a member of the Reformed wing of Zion Stone church, Cartersville. Survivors other than his daughter include a twin brother, William Hess of Allentown, a brother, Thomas Hess of Northampton, three grandsons and one great-grandchild. His wife preceded him in death in 1927. Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Newhard Funeral Home, 812-814 Washington Avenue, Northampton, with interment in the Zion Stone church cemetery, Cartersville.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 12 September 1946
Thomas Hess, 1610 Main St., Northampton, died early yesterday in Haff Hospital. In his 75th year, he had been a patient at the hospital since July 31. His wife, Sarah, nee Jones, Hess, died 12 1/2 years ago. There are no survivors. A former employed of the Universal Atlas Cement Co., Mr. Hess lived in Northampton for the last 29 years. He was born in East Allen township, Northampton County, a son of the late Stephen and Eliza, nee Woodring, Hess. He had been retired for eight years. Short services at the Schisler funeral home, 2119 Washington Avenue,. Northampton, on Saturday at 2 p.m. will be continued in Howertown Reformed Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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Source: Polk County News, Stromsburg, Nebraska
Date: July 1951
Virginia Alverda (Beck) Hess, daughter of Charles and Sylvia Beck, was born at Cody, Nebraska on October 7, 1918 and departed this life on July 3, 1951, aged 32 years, eight months and 26 days. Her parents moved to Morrill, Nebraska when she was 12 years of age and she graduated from the Morrill High School and united with the Methodist Church there. She attended Chadron Normal College and taught school 2 years. She was united in marriage to Marvin Phillip Hess on February 1, 1941 to which union two children were born. They made their home first at Morrill, Nebraska, moving to Shelby, Nebraska in 1943. There remains to hold her memory dear, her husband Marvin; the two children; Robert Leonard and Marily Louise; her mother, Mrs. Sylvia Beck of Denver, Colorado; four brothers: Don Beck, Bryce Canyon, Utah; W.C.(Wes)Beck, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Carl Beck also of Cheyenne; L.J. (Jay) Beck, Minatare, Nebraska; a sister: Mrs. Howard Snow, Denver, Colorado; besides other relatives and a host of friends. Sometime when all life's lessons have been learned,and suns and stars forevermore have set, We shall see how all God's plans are right. The things o'er which we grieved with lashes wet will flash before us out of life's dark night, As stars shine most in deeper tints of blue; And we shall see how all God's plans are right, And how what seems repoof, was love most true. Funeral services were held at the E.U.B.Church in Shelby, Nebraska on Friday, July 6, Rev. Riggs, pastor officiating. Pallbearers were: Francis McGimpsey, John T. Riblett, Daren Riblett, Lloyd Smith, Lloyd Whitmore, and Russell Smith. Those coming from a distance to attend the funeral service were: Don Beck of Bryce Canyon, Utah, Mr & Mrs. Carl Beck of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. & Mrs. L.J. Beck of Minitare, Nebraska, Wes Beck of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mrs. Margaret Snow and daughter Patty of Denver, Colorado, Mr. & Mrs. Wilzy Anderson of Grant City, Misssouri.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 29 April 2002
William H. "Bill" Hess, 67, of 69 Ruckle Hill Road, Wapwallopen, died at 7:28 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1935, in Ruckle HIll, he was a son of the late Raymond W. Sr. and Alice B. O'Neal Hess. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1962, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. Along with his wife, Mr. Hess owned and operated Hess's Country Cone at his home for the past 25 years. He also worked at Wise Potato Chip Co., Berwick, as a truck driver. He attended Shiloh Bible Church. Mr. Hess enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Sylvia Smith; three children: Mrs. Edward (Ann) Kitchen, Lily Lake; Mrs. Mike (Sandy) Morales, Buckhorn; and Edward W. Hess, Briar Creek; seven grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. William (Betty) Dodd, Berwick; Audrey Eister, Nescopeck R.R.1; Mrs. Ronald (Dorothy) Beach, Brigsville; and Mrs. Dale (Alice) Boyer, Nescopeck; and three brothers: Raymond W. Hess Jr., Berwick; Walter Hess, Ruckle Hill; and John Hess, Paradise. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with the Rev. Gary Hauze and Charles Dyer, elder, officiating. Burial will be in Old River Church Cemetery, Wapwallopen.

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Source: Hazleton Plain Speaker, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 23 February 1938
(William) Milton Hess, 87, of Wapwallopen, life long resident of Hollenback Township, and former township supervisor, died at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at his home. Mr. Hess had never lived more than 10 miles from the place where he was born. His death parts a marriage union of more than 65 years. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Palmer, Lillie and Sally Hess, of Wapwallopen; Mrs. Herbert Peters, of Berwick, and Paul G. Hess, of Detroit, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Grover, of Sanbourne street, Wilkes-Barre. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be by the Rev. C.L. Hahn, pastor of Wapwallopen Reformed church, and interment will be in Hobbie cemetery.

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