Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

Person Page 61

Gary Kann

M, #1501
Last Edited22 December 2016

Heather Kann

F, #1502

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Last Edited22 December 2016

Jason Kann

M, #1503

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Barbara Phillips Lang

F, #1504

Parents

Last Edited23 February 2018

Edward Eichelberger

M, #1505
Last Edited22 December 2016

Melissa Eichelberger

F, #1506

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Charles William Lang

M, #1507

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Leslie Phillips Lang

F, #1508

Parents

Last Edited23 February 2018

Steven Harman

M, #1509
Last Edited22 December 2016

Leah Harman

F, #1510

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Steven Harman

M, #1511

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Constance Tilley Phillips

F, #1512, b. 17 September 1927, d. 20 November 2019

Parents

FatherWilliam Conrad Phillips (b. 9 April 1895, d. 29 October 1972)
MotherEssie Waldorf Tilley (b. 19 December 1893, d. January 1986)

Family: Gene K. Shaffer (d. 28 March 2017)

SonPhillip Shaffer
SonSteven Shaffer
SonChristopher Shaffer (b. 1960, d. 2006)

Biography

Birth17 September 1927Constance Tilley Phillips was born on 17 September 1927 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage27 August 1950Gene K. Shaffer and she were married on 27 August 1950 in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,2
DivorceGene K. Shaffer and she were divorced.1
Death20 November 2019She died on 20 November 2019 at The Oaks at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,
Obituary22 November 201922 November 2019, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, John B. Brown Funeral Home Obituary:. Constance (Phillips) Shaffer, 92, of Huntingdon, passed away at 3:15 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. Born September 17, 1927 in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Essie W. (Tilley) Phillips of Alexandria. She was formerly married to Gene K. Shaffer on August 27, 1950, in Alexandria. Mr. Shaffer preceded her in death on April 28, 2017.

She is survived by two sons, Philip Shaffer and his wife, Elizabeth (LaFortune) Shaffer, of Denver, CO and Stephen Shaffer and his wife, Janelle Honer, of Pahoa, HI. She is also survived by two sisters, her twin sister, Joanne (Phillips) Dolnikowski of Huntingdon and Billie Sue (Phillips) Lang and her husband, Charles, of Petersburg; as well as, seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Shaffer; and a sister, Jean (Phillips) Harshbarger.

Ms. Shaffer was a graduate of Alexandria High School, Alexandria, PA.

Primarily a homemaker, she was a life-long avid reader.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in remembrance of Constance P. Shaffer may be made to the Huntingdon County Library, 330 Penn St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Last Edited21 December 2019

Citations

  1. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick
  2. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."

Gene K. Shaffer

M, #1513, d. 28 March 2017

Family: Constance Tilley Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 20 November 2019)

SonPhillip Shaffer
SonSteven Shaffer
SonChristopher Shaffer (b. 1960, d. 2006)

Biography

Marriage27 August 1950Gene K. Shaffer and Constance Tilley Phillips were married on 27 August 1950 in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,1
DivorceHe and Constance Tilley Phillips were divorced.2
Death28 March 2017He died on 28 March 2017 in Pinehurst, North Carolina,
Obituary30 March 201730 March 2017, Moore County, North Carolina, The Pilot.com Obituary:. Gene Kenneth Shaffer, 89, of Pinehurst, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.  
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 9, from 1-3 p.m., at the Country Club of North Carolina. A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family at a later date.

Mr. Shaffer was born June 25, 1927, in McConneells Town, Pa. He attended Penn State University on a football scholarship and was a graduate of Juanita College. He later served in the Merchant Marines.

He worked for the YMCA for 42 years, later retiring as executive vice president of the Greater New York Area.


Surviving are his wife, Mary Stewart Shaffer; two sons, Steven Shaffer and wife, Janelle, Phillip Shaffer and wife, Betty; a brother, Fred Shaffer; and a sister,  Polly Grove; two stepchildren, Sam Brown and wife, Rhonda, and Molly Jaillet and husband, Zeb; step-grandchildren, Morgan, Madison, Olivia Brown, Ally and Sawyer Jaillet.
He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Shaffer; a brother, Charles Shaffer; and a sister, Margaret Brady. 
Gene was an active volunteer with the FirstHealth Foundation, The Community in Schools, First Tee, Boys & Girls Club and The Given Memorial Library.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to any of these organizations in Gene’s memory. Online condolences can be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.
Last Edited23 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."
  2. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick

Phillip Shaffer

M, #1514

Parents

FatherGene K. Shaffer (d. 28 March 2017)
MotherConstance Tilley Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 20 November 2019)

Family: Betty

Last Edited23 February 2018

Betty

F, #1515
Last Edited22 December 2016

Steven Shaffer

M, #1516

Parents

FatherGene K. Shaffer (d. 28 March 2017)
MotherConstance Tilley Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 20 November 2019)

Family: Janelle

Last Edited23 February 2018

Christopher Shaffer

M, #1517, b. 1960, d. 2006

Parents

FatherGene K. Shaffer (d. 28 March 2017)
MotherConstance Tilley Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 20 November 2019)

Biography

Birth1960Christopher Shaffer was born in 1960.1
Death2006He died in 2006 There is a Christopher Scott Shaffer, b. 4 Nov 1960, died 5 Dec 2006, SSN issued in New York, last residence California. Could be the same person.1
Last Edited23 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick

Essie Joanne Phillips

F, #1518, b. 17 September 1927, d. 2 February 2020

Parents

FatherWilliam Conrad Phillips (b. 9 April 1895, d. 29 October 1972)
MotherEssie Waldorf Tilley (b. 19 December 1893, d. January 1986)

Family: George Dolnikowski (b. 10 February 1918, d. 23 December 2010)

SonGregory Gordon Dolnikowski

Biography

Birth17 September 1927Essie Joanne Phillips was born on 17 September 1927 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.1
MarriageGeorge Dolnikowski and she were married, date unknown2
Death2 February 2020She died on 2 February 2020 at The Oaks at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,
Obituary4 February 20204 February 2020, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Obituary:. Joanne P. Dolnikowski, 92, a long-time resident of Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, died Sunday, February 2, 2020, at The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. Born September 17, 1927 in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Essie W. (Tilley) Phillips. She was united in marriage to George T. Dolnikowski on September 1, 1956, at the Alexandria Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, PA. Mr. Dolnikowski preceded her in death on December 23, 2010.

She is survived by a son, Gregory G. Dolnikowski and his wife, Edith (Wilks) Dolnikowski, of Quincy, MA. She is also survived by a sister, Billie Sue (Phillips) Lang and her husband, Charles, of Petersburg; as well as, a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, her twin sister, Constance (Phillips) Shaffer, and Jean (Phillips) Harshbarger.

Mrs. Dolnikowski was a member of the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, where she sang in the church choir.

She was a member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society.

Mrs. Dolnikowski was a 1945 graduate of Alexandria High School and subsequently attended the former Traphagen School of Fashion in New York City.

After her completion of fashion school, she became employed as an artist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and then as a fashion designer in New York City.

Her love of art and fashion remained throughout her life as she continued to draw and paint. She also enjoyed genealogy research and family history; was an avid reader; and loved listening to classical music.

A graveside committal service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Alexandria Presbyterian Cemetery, Bridge St., Alexandria, PA, followed immediately by a memorial service at 2:00 P.M., at the Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Moore St., Huntingdon, with the Reverend Cindy Lattimer officiating. Following the memorial service, family and friends are then invited to The Terrace Fellowship Room at Westminster Woods, 160 Aspen Lane, Huntingdon, for light refreshments beginning at 3:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in remembrance of Joanne P. Dolnikowski may be made to The Friends of the Juniata College Library, 1815 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or to the Stone Church of the Brethren, 1623 Moore St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.
Last Edited31 January 2021

Citations

  1. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick
  2. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."

George Dolnikowski

M, #1519, b. 10 February 1918, d. 23 December 2010

Family: Essie Joanne Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 2 February 2020)

SonGregory Gordon Dolnikowski

Biography

Birth10 February 1918George Dolnikowski was born on 10 February 1918.
MarriageHe and Essie Joanne Phillips were married, date unknown1
Death23 December 2010He died on 23 December 2010 in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,
Obituary20112011, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Juniata Magazine Obituary: The Spring/Summer issue of the Juniata printed a tribute to George, p. 97, by Robert E. Wagoner. (See attached.)
Newspaper MentionJune 2011The June 2011 edition of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Gazette, State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania, reported in their obituary section:
George T. Dolnikowski G’54, 
Huntingdon, Pa., emeritus professor of German and Russian at Juniata College; Dec. 23. During World War II, while serving in the Russian Army, he was wounded by the Germans, then held as a prisoner of war.
Last Edited22 July 2017

Citations

  1. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."

Gregory Gordon Dolnikowski

M, #1520

Parents

FatherGeorge Dolnikowski (b. 10 February 1918, d. 23 December 2010)
MotherEssie Joanne Phillips (b. 17 September 1927, d. 2 February 2020)

Family: Edith Wilks

Last Edited23 February 2018

Edith Wilks

F, #1521
Last Edited22 December 2016

Jean Conrad Phillips

F, #1522, b. 15 May 1924, d. 9 June 2018

Parents

FatherWilliam Conrad Phillips (b. 9 April 1895, d. 29 October 1972)
MotherEssie Waldorf Tilley (b. 19 December 1893, d. January 1986)

Biography

Birth15 May 1924Jean Conrad Phillips was born on 15 May 1924.1
Graduation1946She graduated 1946 from Bucknell University with a BA degree in English and Journalism
Marriage29 December 1946William R. Harshbarger and she were married on 29 December 1946 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,2
Death9 June 2018She died on 9 June 2018 at The Village at Morrison's Cove in Martinsburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,
Obituary11 June 201811 June 2018, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Cutright Funeral Home Obituary:. Jean Phillips Harshbarger, 94, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Village at Morrison's Cove, Martinsburg. She was born in Alexandria on May 15, 1924, the eldest daughter of William C. and Essie Tilley Phillips. She attended Alexandria schools, graduating in 1942 from Alexandria High School. In 1946, she completed the requirements at Bucknell University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. 
While still in college, she began working during the summers as a reporter and columnist for The Daily News, where she was the first writer of the "Along the Juniata" column. Upon her graduation from college, she was employed full-time at The Daily News in 1946-47. Later, from 1968 until 1970, she was a part-time instructor in English Composition at Juniata College. 
On December 29, 1946, Jean married William R. Harshbarger. It was the second time they were married, having been the bride and groom in a 
"Tom Thumb" wedding when they were children. They were the parents of a son and daughter, William C. Harshbarger of Seattle, Washington, and Susan Scott Taylor of Havant, England, who survive. Other survivors are her daughter-in-law Tammy Guy Harshbarger; her son-in-law Timothy Taylor; granddaughter Jennifer Taylor lssah, her husband Sol, and their sons Joshua and Alexander; and granddaughter Rachael Taylor Smith and husband Andrew, and their sons Jacob and Benjamin, all of whom live in England. Three sisters also survive: Joanne Dolnikowski and Connie Shaffer, Huntingdon, and Billie Sue Lang and husband Charles of Petersburg. Her husband preceded her in death in 1990. 
As a long-time resident of Alexandria, where her father's family had lived for many qenerations, Jean became a student of the history of the Hartslog region and of the genealogy of its families. Her research led to her role as principal author of Hartslog Heritage in 1975 and to the founding of Hartslog Day and the Hartslog Heritage Museum. The discovery of diaries kept by Alexandria resident Mary Bellman from 1870-1901 led to a series of historical columns Jean wrote for The Daily News in 197 4-75 and the publication of Mary Betmen's Alexandria in 1977. Her skill at compiling and writing up the results of her careful research made a lasting contribution to preserving her hometown's history, which was recognized by a scholarship established in 2014 by Hartslog Heritage Museum in her name and that of her co-authors, Nancy Taylor and the late Sara Zabriskie. 
Jean's abilities in research and writing made similar contributions to the Huntingdon County Historical Society, where she served as a board member and chief genealogist from 1978-1987. The family files in the Society's research library are full of her detailed responses to persons seeking knowledge of their family history. She also led the Society's project to gather information for the Smithsonian Institution's Inventory of American Painting Before 1914, recording and photographing more than 350 paintings owned by county residents. She was also the chief surveyor in Alexandria and three surrounding townships for the Society's Historic Sites Survey in 1977-79. In 1986-87, she planned, researched and co-authored with Nancy Shedd the Society's Bicentennial publication, Second Century: A Huntingdon County Bicentennial Album. The book received an Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies. 
During that project, Jean's husband's failing health prompted their move to The Village at Morrison's Cove, where they made new friends and where her talents were recognized when she was asked to be a trustee of the retirement community there, a position she held from 1995-2003. Jean was a member of the Society of Friends and of the Quaker congregation in Huntingdon. She attended services at the Church of the Brethren in Martinsburg. 
A memorial service will be held at 11 :00 am on Friday, June 15, at the Cutright Funeral Home - Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main Street, Alexandria. 
Private Family Interment. Memorial contributions in her name can be sent to the Hartslog Heritage Museum, PO Box 3, Alexandria, Pennsylvania 16611, or to The Village at Morrison's Cove, 429 S. Market St., Martinsburg, Pennsylvania 16662. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cutright Funeral Homes -Juniata Valley Chapel, 412 Main Street, Alexandria, Pennsylvania 16611.
Last Edited21 December 2019

Citations

  1. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick
  2. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."

William R. Harshbarger

M, #1523, b. 1926, d. 1990

Family: Jean Conrad Phillips (b. 15 May 1924, d. 9 June 2018)

SonWilliam Conrad Harshbarger
DaughterSusan Scott Harshbarger+

Biography

Birth1926William R. Harshbarger was born in 1926.1
Marriage29 December 1946He and Jean Conrad Phillips were married on 29 December 1946 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,2
Death1990He died in 19901
Last Edited23 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S820] From Jean Harshbarger to Winnie Pearsall, Mar 2008, In the files of Holly Kilpatrick
  2. [S148] Debby Pearsall and David B. Tilley Sr., "Family Tree DBT", 1982 (Compiled for Family Reunion Litchfield CT). Hereinafter cited as "Family Tree DBT 1982 Reunion."

William Conrad Harshbarger

M, #1524

Parents

FatherWilliam R. Harshbarger (b. 1926, d. 1990)
MotherJean Conrad Phillips (b. 15 May 1924, d. 9 June 2018)

Family 1: Mary S. Taylor

Last Edited23 February 2018

Mary S. Taylor

F, #1525
Last Edited22 December 2016