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Katherine "Kate" Stitt and Dean Bergstresser, Jr. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
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BERGSTRESSER, JR., DEAN E. - Dean E. Bergstresser Jr., 78, of Port Royal, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 28, 1997, in the emergency room at Lewistown Hospital. Born August 4, 1918 in Three Springs, he was a son of the late Dean E. Sr. and Mabel [Abbott] Bergstresser. His wife, Ethel [Madjeski] Bergstresser, died November 27, 1993.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Daniel S. Bergstresser, Theodore Bergstresser and Robert A. Bergstresser Sr., and three sisters, Louise Barner, Ruth Zendt and Dorothy Marie Hockenberry.

He retired from Sperry New Holland Farm Machinery Co. of New Holland in 1974 with 26 years of service as a sales representative. He had also worked as a chemist and supervisor at E. I. DuPont Demours & Co., Grasselli, NJ. He was a graduate of Port Royal High School and Shippensburg University. He was inducted into the Shippensburg University Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 1994. He was a member of Port Royal Lutheran Church, was a member and past president of Port Royal Lions, Club, a life member of BPOE Elks Lodge No. 663, Lewistown, member and past president of Lost Creek Golf Course and was a member of Friendship Fire Co., Port Royal. He had also served as a Port Royal Borough councilman and was a charter member of Port Royal Municipal Authority, with 39 years of service. On March 11, 1997, the Port Royal Borough's new water pollution control facility was named in his honor.

Services were held Tuesday at Port Royal Lutheran Church with Rev. Kathleen M. Kinney officiating. Interment was in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, was in charge of arrangements.


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CHRISTMAS EVE 1972: (Clockwise from left) Verna Goodman, "Pete" Taylor, Jane Kohler, Dean Bergstresser Jr. Ken Esh (back of head). (Photo taken by Benjamin E. Groninger and submitted by Randy Groninger)
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ENTERS SHIPPENSBURG U. HALL OF FAME: Dean Bergstresser Class of 1941Induction Class of 1994 Baseball AND Football A native of Port Royal, Dean Bergstresser lettered in baseball and football. Bergstresser made his mark in baseball, leading the Red Raiders to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) baseball championship in 1941. The Red Raiders compiled a 10-3 record with Bergstresser playing first base. He hit .403 with three home runs.

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