HARTLY, DEL. — GARLAND – Franklin Paul, Hartly, Del., died Nov. 15, 2013. He was born in Brookville on April 18, 1933, to George and Nellie (Kirkpatrick) Garland. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a chaplain’s assistant. Leaving the Army, to help provide for his family after his father’s passing, he worked a number of jobs. Eventually, he was able to work his way through college. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, formerly Indiana State Teachers College, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Medical Corps where he served with distinction both in Vietnam and later at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. He was the recipient of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters as well as various other awards. He retired with the rank of major. While working in the public health care sector he obtained his doctorate in public health. He then transitioned to the private sector where his work took him abroad. Upon retirement, he returned to his theological studies and obtained a doctor of divinity degree. Following his ordination to the priesthood, he founded a mission church in 2003, The Pre-cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit, on Bradford Street in Dover, Del. He was consecrated as bishop and became archbishop of the Diocese of Delaware. The church will celebrate its 10th anniversary Nov. 20. He proudly served as chaplain of the Priory of the Delaware, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. He loved traveling abroad, reading, gardening, the fine arts and spending time with his family. He was predeceased by both parents, and his brother, Richard L. Garland, New Jersey. He leaves behind his son, Christopher Garland, and his wife, Tammy Lynn; a sister, Rowena Witt, and her husband, William; a brother, Winsome Garland, and his wife, Sandra; and several nieces, nephews and many dear and close friends from all over the world with whom he has maintained contact over the years. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Del. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 118 South Bradford St., Dover, Del. 19904. Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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