M. Kenneth Baylor

81, of Chambers Hill, died Saturday, April 10, 2021 in UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital, Lower Paxton Twp.

He was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, attended Harrisburg Area Community College, and was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired Trust Administrator for the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Assn. and a former Trust Officer at Commonwealth National Bank, Mellon Bank, and Citizens Bank. He was a member of Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church, Oberlin and was an avid Penn State and Phillies fan and enjoyed muzzle loading and hunting at the cabin.

Ken was the son of the late Milton R. and Lena VanGilder Baylor and is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandy E. Evans Baylor; two daughters, Denise Ashley Baylor (Timothy Riley) of Cape Canaveral, FL and Karin Elizabeth Baylor Bossler and husband, Travis of Harrisburg; one brother, Terry Baylor of Palmyra; one sister, Kathleen Baylor of Harrisburg; and one grandson, Kole Matthew Bossler.

Graveside Services and Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Churchville Cemetery, 51 S. Harrisburg St., Oberlin with Rev. Steven Cowfer, his Pastor, officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Wiedeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Oberlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neidig Memorial United Methodist Church, 1251 Highland St., Oberlin, PA 17113 or Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111. 

Jean Ann (Bish) Deeley

70, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Wilmington, NC, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 4, 1950, in Punxsutawney, daughter to the late Verna (Dinger) and Palmer Bish.

On June 8, 1974, she married William C. Deeley; those who knew them as a couple would often hear her saying “Oh Bill!” and Bill would often refer to her as “Queen Jean!”

She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree and earned her teaching certificate at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Jean taught in the Curwensville School District for four years as a third-grade teacher.  After the birth of their first daughter, Jean worked as a secretary for the family business, Deeley Funeral Home; there, she was the glue that held it together.  

Jean was an active member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club, former Board of Director for the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, and former board member for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.   Jean was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney where she previously served as a deacon. 

Her favorite times were those spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was an avid gardener, enjoying workdays with friends in the Garden Club and planting flowers at her home and farm.  She loved traveling with Bill and friends.  One of her favorite destinations was Wrightsville Beach, NC, where she enjoyed sunny beach days with her family.  While she hadn’t skied in years, she also loved weekends at Holiday Valley.   She had an infectious laugh, warm smile, generous spirit, and a secret competitive streak when playing games.   Simply put, she was the best wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  

In addition to her husband Bill, she is survived by two daughters, Beth Deeley and spouse Hilary of Canonsburg, PA, and Michele Stavovy of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren, Thomas and Christopher Deeley, and Lily and Max Stavovy; brother Kenneth Bish and wife Diane of Beaver Creek, OH; sister Betty Heitzenrater and husband Chuck of Erie, PA; sister-in-law Wanda Marie Bish of Blue Bell, PA; and brother-in-law Doug Deeley and wife Susie of Punxsutawney, PA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Bob Bish and Allen Bish.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.  Covid guidelines will be followed with masks and social distancing required.

A private service will be held for the family with Reverend Erin Kobs officiating.

Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, the Deeley family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Punxsutawney Garden Club for the continued beautification of Punxsutawney.  Memorials can be mailed to 204 Pine Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com

George L. Foley, Jr.

age 80, of West Manchester Township, York, died at 1:30 PM Friday, April 30, 2021 surrounded by family at Normandie Ridge. He was the husband of the late Anselma E. "Nancy" (McAfee) Foley.

Born November 9, 1940 in Pittsburgh, George was the son of the late George L. and Margaret (Laverty) Foley Sr. He retired as President of York Casket Company. He was recognized as a tireless promoter of the funeral profession. Over the course of his career, he addressed countless professional and civic groups about the importance of funerals to society. He was an avid sailor, woodworker, and Distinguished Toastmaster. George was also the Original Founding Board Vice President of Olivia's House, a grief center for children.

Mr. Foley is survived by three sons, George L. Foley, III, and his wife Laurie, of Dallastown, Michael J. Foley, and his Partner Troy Snyder, of Harrisburg, and Timothy J. Foley, and his wife Melissa, of Nags Head, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Kate Young and her husband Adam, of York, Megan McDonald and her husband Michael, of Portland, Oregon, Mary Wilson and her husband Joseph, of Philadelphia, and Kira Foley, of Washington, DC; and three great grandchildren, James, Henry, and Edward Wilson, of Philadelphia. George is preceded in death by his brother, Jack Foley, and sisters-in-law Barbara and Diane Foley. He is survived by sisters and brothers, MaryEllen Bosack (Joseph), Jim Foley, Cathy Gangloff (Wayne), and Francis (Eileen), and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church, 251 East Main Street, Dallastown, with The Rev. Charles Persing as Celebrant. There will be a viewing from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5th, at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens following the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olivia's House, 830 South George Street, York, 17403.