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Rodney O. Husted

Rodney O. Husted, 92, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at AristaCare of Loyalsock. Rodney was born September 8, 1925 in Emporium, PA and was the son of the late Earl and Celia Colta Husted.

Rodney was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104 and the Toast Masters. He served on the Montoursville Borough Council and the Water Authority.

Rodney was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Aaron Ward in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He worked at the former GTE Sylvania and Darling Valve Co.

Rodney is survived by two nephews; Rev. Dennis W. Derr, Bruce Derr and by a niece Sandra L. Derr.

Rodney is predeceased by his wife Violet “Boots” Derr and by three brothers.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home of Montoursville.


Posted: January 15, 2018

Justin M. Wertz

Justin M. Wertz, 32, of Cogan Station, passed away, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Surviving is his wife of 12 years, Kimberly D. (Wenner) Wertz.

Born Oct. 28, 1985, in Williamsport, he was a son of James R. "Jim" Meek, of Williamsport and the late Susan E. Clark.

Justin was formerly employed with Mountain Supply as a Chemical Technician. He was a member of the Harmonia Club and a Philadelphia Eagles fan. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, riding his 4-wheeler, and monster trucks. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife and father, are his three children, Tobias D. Harrington, of Hughesville, Lucy S. and Maci E. Wertz, both of Cogan Station; a brother, Robert Clark (Julie), of South Carolina; two sisters, Heather Wertz, of Duboistown and Jennifer Wertz, of Cogan Station; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Justin will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Justin’s name to his wife, Kimberly D. Wertz, 394 State Route 973 West Lot 78, Cogan Station, PA 17728 to help defer funeral expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: January 15, 2018

Donna M. Vaughn

Donna M. Vaughn, 73, of Williamsport, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at her home.

Born August 10, 1944, in Columbia Cross Roads, she was a daughter of the late Merle Horning and Marjorie (Grace) Davies.

She was a graduate of North Penn High School. She retired from the accounts payable department at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Donna enjoyed sewing, knitting afgans, cooking, and baking. She was a loving mother and grandmother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a love for all animals and adopted many from shelters over the years.

Surviving are two sons, David M. Vaughn (Niccole'), of Apalachin, N.Y. and Daniel E. Vaughn (Diane), of Casselberry, Fla.; five grandchildren, Cory, Abrianna, Alexander, Regan, and Lindsay; a brother, Robert Davies (Carol), of Woodhull, N.Y.; and a sister, Jennifer Yusczyk (Phillip), of Blossburg.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Edward W. Vaughn. Donna was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Dean and Dale Horning, whom she dearly missed and are now reunited together again.
A memorial service to honor the life of Donna will be held 12 noon Saturday, January 20 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Donna's name to an animal rescue shelter of donor's choice.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: January 16, 2018




Danie L. McMillen

With sad hearts we announce Danie’s passing with family by his side on Friday, January 12, 2018. He had fought a courageous battle with cancer for 2 years.

Born February 10, 1958, he is the son of Loretta J. (Obst) Gawblick, and the late William McMillen. On December 23, 1994 he married his wife Curta (Confer) McMillen and celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this past December.

Due to his illness, Danie had to retire early but prior to that he was a welder by trade with his brother Tim by his side. Both being welders, outside of work they made beautiful yard art together, many of which are displayed in family yards. He enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and 4 Wheelers, going to flea markets and yard sales. But, mostly Danie enjoyed and loved dearly his family and four-legged children, Max, Dude, and Journey.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, is a son, Thomas E. DelJanovan of Huntingdon; four sisters: Carol (Dave) Pittinger of Montoursville, Stephanie Sisley of OH, Donna (Dave) Mowery of Montoursville, Diane (Dave) Ellerman of WI; two brothers, Tim (Debbie) McMillen of Muncy, Robert (Judy) McMillen of FL; special nieces, Jennifer, Beth, Melissa, Charlotte, and Natasha; special nephews, Jason, Jeremy, and John; his mother-in-law, Donna Confer; 2 brother-in-law’s, Frank Confer, and Robert (Chris) Confer; and numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sons, Joshua James McMillen, and Danie L. McMillen, Jr.; a daughter, Nichole; a sister Karen McMillen; and his father-in-law, Robert Confer.

In keeping with Danie’s wishes, a private gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: January 15, 2018

Wayne D. “Butch” Leet

Wayne D. “Butch” Leet, 70, of Williamsport passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born August 20, 1947 in Millinocket, Maine a son of Lewis and Carol E. Moore Leet.

Wayne worked for Hope Enterprise and was a member of the East End Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, fishing, camping, and loved being with, and staying in touch with his family and friends, both local and out of town.

He was predeceased by his father and his brothers, John and Dan.

He is survived by his mother and step father, Fred Ireland of Montoursville; his wife of 9 years the former Sally A. Derr; sister, Tammy (Jay) Russell; step brothers, Robert (Luann) Ireland and Kenneth (Theresa) Ireland; step sisters, Florence Ireland and Kathy (Mike) Wentzler; sister-in-law, Jeanne Leet; many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He will always be remembered by family and friends for his for his kind nature and friendship to all.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20th at the East End Baptist Church, 801 Washington Blvd. Williamsport with Pastor Calvin Phillips officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions in memory of Wayne be made to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: January 15, 2018

Frederick W. Miller, Jr.

Frederick W. Miller, Jr., 82, of Cogan House Twp., died Friday January 12, 2018 in Northumberland County as a result of a traffic accident.

Born November 8, 1935 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Frederick W., Sr. and Marie (Kreutz) Miller.

He retired after 36 years from Cuneo Eastern, Press, Philadelphia, and also was owner of JFM Coin Business in Olney, PA. Fred and his family traveled to Cogan House Twp., since the 1950’s to enjoy time at their cabin and later they made it their second home. He enjoyed being outdoors cutting wood, and loved hunting. He collected coins, stamps, football and baseball cards, and antiques. He loved being with his family and his grandson and best friend Vincenzo Tyler Miller

Surviving are his wife Joan F. (Haines) Miller whom he married June 26, 1954, three sons Frederick Warren Miller, III of Prospectiveville, Roy Joseph “Chickie” Miller, Sr. of Bristol, PA, and Chris P. Miller, Sr. of Brookside, 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, eight siblings, and expecting a great -great grandchild this spring.

He was preceded in death by an infant son Gerald John Miller, a son Mark Anthony Miller in 2008, and two brothers.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 15, 2018




LaMarr G. Pentz

LaMarr G. Pentz, 93, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 in the UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born Monday, December 1, 1924 at Montgomery, Lycoming Co., PA, he a was son of the late Emery and Lydia (Morehart) Pentz. He and his wife, Rae Jean (Slusser) Pentz celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary on September 5, 2017.

LaMarr honorably and proudly served his country during WW II with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.

He retired in 1989 from the former LDI at Montgomery where he was employed as a fabricator. He had previously been employed at Litton Industries at Williamsport and Arrowlet at Montgomery.

LaMarr was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery where he had taught Sunday School for 35 years and had formerly served on the church council. He had perfect Sunday School attendance for over 50 years. He was a charter life member of Montgomery V.F.W. Post 743, a member of the Montgomery Senior Citizens, where he delivered "meals on wheels" , a former Boy Scout leader and was a member and past president of Woodmen of the World of Camp 717 .

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Wayne A. and Marie Pentz of Bigler, PA; Kenneth E. and wife Suzanne Pentz of Montgomery, PA and Virginia L. Pentz of Montgomery, PA. He is also survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. LaMarr was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen M. (Delaney) Pentz; his daughter, Pamela J. Pentz; one sister, Geraldine Derr and seven brothers, Paul Pentz, Sr.; Ralph Pentz; Edward Pentz; Max Pentz; Elwood Pentz; Robert Pentz and LeRoy Pentz.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery with Reverend Theodore L. Cockley, interim pastor, and Pastor James R. Pentz, his nephew, officiating. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752 or to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: January 12, 2018

Richard T. “Dick” Nassberg

Richard T. “Dick” Nassberg, 75, of Williamsport passed unexpectedly while traveling in Cairo, Egypt on Monday, January 8, 2018. Surviving is his wife of 36 years Kathryn S. (Tabby) Nassberg (née Schultz).

Born March 30, 1942 in New York he was a son of the late Jules and Rhea (Steinglass) Nassberg.

Dick graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1963. In 1968, he received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as an editor of the Penn Law Review. Dick practiced corporate banking law with major firms in New York, Philadelphia, and Houston. He was inducted as a life member of the American Law Institute, where he edited 19 resource books on commercial lending law. In 1986, he authored The Lender’s Handbook, which became a frequently cited source of banking expertise.

From 1993 to 1997, Dick and his family took a sabbatical in France. During that time, they traveled extensively, and he became fluent in a third language.

From 2000 to 2008, Dick served as a Commissioner for Lycoming County. As a reserve military veteran, he was particularly sensitive to veteran issues, and accordingly was responsible for the establishment of the VA clinic on Warren Avenue, which he considered his greatest achievement in office.

Dick was a gifted artist, whose portfolio of black and white photography spanned decades and was shown multiple times at the Houston Fotofest. In the 1980s, he was invited by Arkansas State University to be a visiting artist. Most recently, Dick’s art was featured in a show at the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University, where some of his work was accessioned by the museum. His work also stands as a part of many private collections.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters; Kathryn C. (Katy) Nassberg and her husband, Isak Sidenbladh of Cambridge, MA and Schuyler M. Heuser and husband Craig of Louisville, KY; two grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Dr. Herbert Marton of Tenafly, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sheila N. Marton.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dick will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth Street, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends from 10:15 -11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at church. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.


Posted: January 15, 2018

Mary Mayer Wurster Whitenight

Mary Whitenight went to be with the Lord in the arms of her daughter at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Home in Montoursville, Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Born June 13, 1930 in Williamsport, Mary was a daughter of Walter D. and Jennie Young Mayer. When her mother died ten days later, Mary was taken in to be reared by her uncle and aunt, Herbert and Emma Mayer of Williamsport.

Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon F. Whitenight, son, Howard H. Wurster, daughter, Karen Morlock, sister Lena Mae Mayer and brother, G. Earl Mayer.

She retired from GTE Sylvania (Montoursville) after 25 years of service and belonged to the Quarter Century Club. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1949 and served on the reunion board of the “49er’s”.
She was a member of Greenview Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and had been a deaconess for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer E. Welliver (Jeff), grandchildren, Lesley Brennan, Leigh Morlock, Renee Yarborough and Ellen Baysore, four great grandchildren, brothers Walter (Dick) Mayer of Illinois, Dr. Louis Mayer of Alaska and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Lycoming Co., 460 Market St., Suite 214, Williamsport, PA 17701


Posted: January 15, 2018




Christine Ann White

Christine Ann White, 53, of Williamsport went to be with the lord early Thursday morning January 11, 2018.

Born October 19, 1964 to William Asher Updegraff and Lillian Beverly Folmer, she was raised in South Williamsport and graduated from South Williamsport High School. Christine married Paul W. White on August 18, 2013 in Williamsport and recently they traveled to Gettysburg to relive their honeymoon where they took in the history all around them, doing what they love.

Christine retired from the medical field and was a former firefighter. She enjoyed playing Pokemon Go and Scrabble, crocheting, learning about history and watching Elsa the Pug videos. When she was able to she attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family. The children put a sparkle in her life.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her sisters, Marsha Minnella (Tony), Ida Clayton, Bonnie Kane (Jamie Prince), her uncle James Updegraff and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Christine was preceded in death her parents, her husband Robert Crompton III, a daughter Kendra Bickel, two brothers, Larry Curtis and Ralph J. Rearick; two sisters, Minnie Jessie and Ella Marie.

A private gathering will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 12, 2018

Judith Anne Kolb (Meckley)

Judith Anne Kolb (Meckley), 72, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born December 31, 1945 at Williamsport Hospital, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Charles E. and Ardice Mae (Owenson LaGrange) Kolb.

Judy was a Williamsport High School Class of 1963 graduate; attending Mt. Ida Jr. College in Boston, and later received a degree as a certified occupational therapist assistant, graduating from the 1st class of Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants (COTA) at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1990.

She worked as a certified occupational therapist for over 25 years at Evangelical Hospital in Lewisburg and more recently she was employed at the Nippenose Valley Village Senior Living Community, being their first employee.

Judy was a member of the NBCOT (National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists) and was a licensed Pennsylvania COTA. Judy love being an OT, with her passion for her profession and her love of people being a perfect match. Judy promoted OT at community events with ease, engaging the young and the old. She maintained close relations with Penn college as their student clinical supervisor, managing and mentoring the Penn College OT program interns at Evangelical Hospital, in which she did for over 20 years, launching many new OT and COTA graduates into their careers. Judy was always the first to volunteer in mentoring and teaching students. Her engaging personality, love of people, and passion for her profession made her one of the most versatile therapist at Evangelical Community Hospital. She worked in Evan’s Pediatrics Rehab Acute Care, the Joint Center, and Home Health with ease and joy. Her presence there brightened their day.

Judy was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, where she served as a deacon. She was an avid craft artist, who enjoyed making holiday wreaths and seasonal floral arrangements, doing business as Crafts by Judy. Judy was always known as a giver throughout her life and in this last year “gifted” many holiday door decorations to Nippenose Village residents whom did not have family to help do so. The facility owner’s will honor Judy in carrying on this tradition in her honor for future residents.

Judy loved the color purple, having been known as “Purple Judy” by many. The beach and ocean and any water-related activity was part of her weekly activities, including growing up on the family boats on the Susquehanna River and at the Kolb Cabin on the Lycoming Creek in Hepburnville. She spent many summer vacations with her children, family, and friends at the New Jersey Shore, mainly Long Beach Island’s Beach Haven. Judy spent many of her last winters in Florida at her FL home in the Citrus Park development in Bonita Springs. Judy constantly entertained there, being renowned for her Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day soirees and the clever and entertaining games she included, as well as her food. Judy was a phenomenal cook and baker, like her mother, being well known for her dessert, especially her Carrot Cake, and Italian dishes.

Surviving are four children; Thad S. Meckley (Holly) of Williamsport, Dannene L. Ungeheuer (Richard) of San Luis Obispo, CA; Brenton E. Meckley of Sacramento, CA, and Chesney A . Meckley, of Williamsport; eleven grandchildren: Drew Mae Morgret, Brayden Perry, Shaye Perry, Ella Meckley, Sklyer Perry, Blayke Perry, Brody Ungeheuer, Clint Wheeler, Hallie Ungeheuer, Ridge Wheeler, and Cora Meckley; three siblings, Karen Y. Kolb of Denver, CO, Charles E. Kolb of Danville, CA, and Daniel O. Kolb (Angie) of Mill Creek, WA; two sisters-in-law Mary Jane Meckley and Sally (Meckley) Laylon, both of Williamsport; cousin Diane Paine (Joseph), Girard, PA; and nephews Brandon Kolb (Engla), and their three boys, and Daniel Kolb Jr. (Erin), and their daughter and son, along with many other dear extended family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by a baby brother Karl Kolb and a sister-in-law Mari Kolb and niece Alison Kolb.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m., Sunday at Sander’s Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, East Third & Mulberry Streets, with a Life Celebration Party and Luncheon following the service. Friends are welcome to speak at the funeral, which will be officiated by the Reverend Stuart Hague, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, PA.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery, with a cremation planned.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Judy Kolb Memorial Children’s Fund, which will be used by the Williamsport Recreation Department and the Brandon Park Commission for the benefit of providing crafts, and an occasional pizza party at Memorial Pool, for the Brandon Park Summer Camp attendees.

To send an online condolences and pictures, please visit: www.SandersMortuary.com.


Posted: January 12, 2018

Richard Darrell “Skip” Lightbourn

Richard Darrell “Skip” Lightbourn, 72, of Williamsport, formerly of Paget, Bermuda, died peacefully Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth (Cooper) Lightbourn whom he married April 22, 1972 in Towanda.

Born October 5, 1945 in Washington, D.C. he was a son of the late Romig D. and Louise K. Lightbourn from Paget, Bermuda.

Richard attended Warwick Academy, in Warwick Bermuda and Bullis Military School. He was a 1963 graduate from Admiral Farragut Military School in St. Petersburg, FL and attended Lycoming College from 1963-1967. Richard served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp and was stationed in Vietnam, Holy Lock, Scotland, and Ft. Bremerton. His time spent in the military was very influential on his life and he was also the recipient of a Purple Heart for his service.

Richard worked in Hotel Management in Bermuda for 23 years. His career started at the Holiday Inn of St. Georges and he later retired as the Director of Sales and Convention Coordinator from the Fairmont Princess Hotel of Southampton, Bermuda. Following retirement, Richard and his wife moved back to Williamsport where he enjoyed gardening, reading, playing cards and having lively debates with friends. He was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of trustees and was finance chairman.

Richard was a member of Princess Hotels International Retiree Association, Marine Corps League and Association, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, a life member of the Bermuda War Veterans, the Devil Dog Club, Young Men’s Republican Club, and the Wheel Inn.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a brother, J.R.H. Lightbourn of Bailey’s Bay, Bermuda; three sisters, Dolly Davis and Olive Wilkinson both of Bermuda and Phyllis Sherbourne of Florida.

A funeral service to honor the life of Richard will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert Wallace, officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at church, followed by military honors by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in State Road Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2998 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, the Marine Corp League National Headquarters, 3619 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554 or Lycoming County S.P.C.A, 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

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www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 12, 2018




Donna A. Umstead

Donna A. Umstead, 73, of Unityville, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Kramm Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 2, 1944 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Arley F. and Lucy V. (Pauling) Sones. She and her husband, Richard L. Umstead, celebrated 58 years of marriage on September 9, 2017.

Donna was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother who loved the Christmas Holiday season and decorating for Christmas. She also enjoyed scrap booking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, crafts, baking, gardening, and flowers. Donna was an active member of the Lungerville Christian Church. She owned and operated the former Donna’s Place restaurant, Unityville, for over 10 years.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Melissa A. (Tracy) Myers of Hughesville; two sons, Richard L. Umstead of Unityville, and George A. (Leslie) Umstead of Hughesville; two brothers, A. Carl (Christine) Sones of Muncy, and Dale P. (Doreen Novak) Sones of Rockford, IL; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Tami Umstead.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her grandson, Jamie G. Houseknecht.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Burial will be held privately in Lungerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Lungerville Cemetery Association, c/o Norman Lunger, 1755 Rt. 239 Hwy., Unityville, PA 17774.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 11, 2018

Timothy L. “Tim” Hill

Timothy L. “Tim” Hill, 53, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at ManorCare South.

Born May 31, 1964 in Muncy, he was a son of Stanley L. Hill and Dorothy L. Day.

Tim was an avid Penn State fan and member of the Huntersville Senior Citizens, and Huntersville United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Debra A. (Leo) Hartz of Tampa, FL, Bonnie L. (Fred) Houseknecht of Hughesville, and Becky S. (Scott) Bennett of Hughesville; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Ron A. Hill.

Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Kevin St. Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery, Huntersville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Huntersville United Methodist Church or the Hughesville Vol. Fire Dept.

Tim’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Tim's extended family at Manor Care South for the wonderful care and love he received there.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 11, 2018

Larry E (Grub) Buck

Larry E (Grub) Buck, 72, of 47 West Fourth Street Apt 311, Williamsport, PA. died January 8, 2018 in the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Grub was born in Danville the son of Earl C Buck and Elizabeth Turner Buck. He was raised by his foster parents Lyle and Dorothy Buck. He was employed both by PP&L and U.P.S. Grub was an avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast. He is survived by his daughter Tina Wagner and her children of Loudenville, Ohio, Surviving children of Anita Walton of Mount Vernon ,Ohio, two brothers Bobby and Carl, four sisters Shirley, Ruth, Patsy and Nancy as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, a daughter Anita (Dita-Lynn) Walton a sister Jean, a brother Jake and Gruib’s dear companion Andee Shirey. As requested by Grub there will be no services, His wish was to have his ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean. Scattering will be done in accordance with his wishes. Special thanks to UPMC Susquehanna Gatehouse Hospice and UPMC Susquehanna inpatient and outpatient rehab staff for their gracious care and presence. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements


Posted: January 11, 2018




Richard F. Shank, Sr.

Richard F. Shank, Sr., 71, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Hershey Medical Center. He was born March 10, 1946 in Williamsport the son of the late Eugene W. and Mary L. Beltz Shank.

Richard retired from the former Tetly Tea where he worked as an Industrial Mechanic. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a life member of the Duboistown VFW # 7863. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Duboistown Fire Co. and had been a member of Station 21 in Elimsport. He was a graduate of the first county EMS program and was a member of Post 617 Ambulance Association. He had been a transporter for the Loyalsock swim team and enjoyed his cabin in Austin, PA.

He was predeceased by his brother, Gene Shank and sister, Margaret Shick.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years the former Deborah A. Markley; son, Richard F. (Billiejo) Shank, Jr. of Loyalsock Twp.; daughters, Nicole L. (Ryan) Bieber of Montgomery and Melissa A. DiBartolomeo-Jacobs of Palymra, PA, and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Matthew Darrin officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Humanity Gifts Registry, P.O. Box 835, Philadelphia, PA19105.


Posted: January 9, 2018

William J. "Bill" Lowe Sr.

William J. "Bill" Lowe Sr., 88, of Linden, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. 

Born Sept. 24, 1929, in Avis, he was a son of the late Herbert and Thelma (Hines) Lowe.

Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Following his service in the military he was employed with Clasters Steel in Lock Haven and retired from the Plumbers and Pipefitters UA Local No. 520.

He was a member of the local VFW and attended monthly breakfasts with other VFW members and Union members. Bill lived a very active and hands on lifestyle. He enjoyed farming, welding, roofing, carpentry, woodworking, masonry, working on cars and making wine.

Surviving are two sons, David L. Lowe, of Fritch, Texas and Kenneth R. âRandyã Lowe (Debra), of Duboistown; a daughter, Pamela J. Lovejoy (Bill), of Fritch, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tina Marie Styles, William Lowe, Estella Ritter, Christopher Lowe, Billie Jo Burdette, David and Kenneth Lovejoy, and Justin and Jeremy Lowe; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren; and his companion, Yvonee "Bonnie" Lowmiller, of Avis; and a sister.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, William J. Lowe Jr.; a grandson, Jayson Harstead; a granddaughter, Jennifer Spikes; one brother; and eight sisters.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bill will be held 7 p.m. Friday, January 12 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: January 10, 2018

Joyce C. Gill

Joyce C. Gill, 60, of Liverpool, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Born on May 26, 1957 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon Caris and Mildred “Millie” Winslow Caris Karichner.

Joyce attended Lock Haven High School.

In 1977, she married Richard E. “Dick” Gill, with whom she celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Over the years she was employed by Holiday Inn, Lamar and then Lastda, Williamsport.

Joyce was a member of the Salvation Army, Lock Haven.

She had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, painting, and drawing. Joyce especially enjoyed racing at the Clinton County Speedway where she once came in 10th place out of 50 participants.
Joyce had two special pets, her dogs: Cocoa who passed away and presently, Buddy.

Along with her husband, Dick, of Liverpool, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Judith “Judi” Caris Young and David R. Young, Jr. of North Carolina; and eight nieces and nephews and their children.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Kathy Deavor of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Joyce’s name may be made to Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 10, 2018




Harold James Rooker Jr.

Harold James Rooker Jr., 74, formerly of Pine Crest Village and a resident of Montoursville, died at home on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Jim was born in Williamsport on March 26, 1943, a son of Harold J. Sr. and Gladys Weikel Rooker.

A truckdriver, he retired from Glenn O. Hawbaker. When he was younger he enjoyed hunting, he also enjoyed listening to his scanner and very much enjoyed the people in his community.

He is survived by his children and their families; Joseph (Kathy) Rooker, Vicky (Marlin) Conner, Diana (Daryn) Gast, Lori Klotz, Harold James “Jimmy” (Tracy) Rooker III; 18 grandchildren; Rebecca Hovenstine, Jeremiah Rooker, Joseph Rooker Jr., Jonathan Rooker, Kathleen Rooker, Melissa Gill, Jeffery Doebler, Eric Doebler, Ryan Kline, Nicholas Gast, Jacob Gast, Michael DeAngelo, Sierra Budman, Jesse Schon, Zack Klotz, Jamiee Klotz, James Rooker and Brendan Rooker; 24 great grandchildren, a brother Chuck (Phyllis) Rooker and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.


Posted: January 9, 2018

 

Mary A. (Homan) Dorman

Mary A. (Homan) Dorman, 91, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Manor Care North.

She was married to the late Charles O. Dorman who had passed away on June 3, 1985.

Mary was born in Williamsport on December 15, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Amelia M. (Goertz) Homan.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School, 1945, was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Mary is survived by two sons; Mark C. Dorman, Sr. (Lisa) of Trout Run and Jeffrey W. Dorman of Williamsport, two grandchildren; Kristen E. Gray (Brian) of Wilmington, NC and Mark C. Dorman, Jr. (Amber Lowry) of Montoursville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Burial services will be private at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: January 9, 2018

Lisa R. Snyder

Lisa R. Snyder, 52, of Williamsport, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 9, 1965, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Stanley âButchã Helminak and Carol A. (Goas) Helminiak, of Williamsport.

Lisa was a 1983 graduate of Williamsport High School.

Surviving in addition to her mother are a brother, Marc S. Helminiak, of Plymonth, Mass.; a sister, Karen A. Gardner, of Williamsport; three nephews, Alec, Christian, and Kade Gardner; a niece, Shayelynn Helminiak; a great-nephew, Jaxon Gardner; and companion, James Yaw.

In keeping with her wishes, services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lisa’s name to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109, www.heart.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: January 9, 2018




Donald W. Martin

Donald W. Martin, 60, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 with his family by his side at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born October 20, 1957 in Williamsport the son of the late Thomas W. and Mary E. Baker Martin.

Don bowled for many years and was an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Jessica D. (Brian) Titus of Williamsport, and his grandchildren, Dylan, Brayden and Emalynn.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating. Burial will be held the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA, 1501 Reedsdale St., #3002, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2310.


Posted: January 8, 2018

Arthur B. “Buzz” Thomas, Jr.

Arthur B. “Buzz” Thomas, Jr., 83, of Upper Fairfield Twp. passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at his home. He was born July 24, 1934 in Loyalsock Twp. a son of Arthur B. Sr. and Irsael Fox Thomas.

Buzz retired from the former Woolever Transfer and was a member of the Million Mile Club for no accidents. He had served in the United States Army from 1957 – 1959 and was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and in his younger years trapping.

He was predecesed by his parents and his great granddaughter Emma Fogleman.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years the former Joan M. Scott; son, Jeffrey R. (Melissa) of Montoursville; daughters, Wendy L. Fogleman and Deanna L. Thomas, both of Montoursville; brother, Ronald (Joyce) Thomas of Montoursville; sisters, Margaret (Myron) Ellison of Montoursville and Sharon (Gary) Pardoe of Milton; grandchildren, Eric and Marc Fogleman, Jerrett, Jamison and Jase Thomas, Brittany and Bridget Metzger, Bethany Harvey, and great grandchildren, Hayden, Hunter, Adra, Natalie, Isabela, Wynter, Piper and Payton.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: January 8, 2018

Jennie T. Obremski

Jennie was born in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late John and Josephine Tyminiski (deceased) formerly of Warrior Run PA, passed away peacefully at home Sunday January 7, 2018.

Jennie graduated from Warrior Run High School in Luzerne County and was an active participant in sports while there. After high school she was employed by New York Telephone Company for 11 years, Pennsylvania Bell in Wilkes Barre for 3 years and transferred to AT&T in Williamsport where she remained for 28 years until retirement.  While there she made many good friends that she was in contact with until her death .Jennie was president of the Telephone Pioneers and received recognition for Outstanding Fundraising during her tenure. No one could fund raise better than Jennie.

She was courted by Zigmund Obremski who adored her and they enjoyed 59 years of marriage before his death in 2010. In retirement  "Aunt Jean" and "uncle Zig" enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and playing bingo with their church friends and at the fire department.

Jennie had many hobbies including sewing, crocheting, jewelry making, candy making, and flower arranging.  She made wreaths and center pieces for many friends and family and her fudge was frequently requested. She loved animals and even nursed a crippled crow that would only answer her call.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Zigmund, her siblings Florence Willis, Joseph Tyminski and Helene Hendrzak.

She is survived by her brother in law Attorney Bernard Hendrzak, her nieces and nephews Henry Willis, Gerald Tyminski, Dr Valerie Hendrzak, Attorney John Hendrzak, Dr Ann Marie Hendrzak and Dr Andrea Hendrzak and numerous grand nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to thank her friends and neighbors who looked in on and socialized with Jennie after the passing of her husband. She was grateful and loved you all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Your earthly journey ended, rest forever on eternal heavenly peace.


Posted: January 9, 2018




Richard L. “Dick” Beck

Richard L. “Dick” Beck, 72, of Castanea died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at UPMC Altoona.

Born on July 12, 1945 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Lester G. and Grace Stayner Beck.

Dick attended Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

He was a mechanic by trade, retiring from Bob McCormick Ford in 2010.

Growing up, Dick attended First Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

Dick’s passion was restoring Farmall tractors as well as antique cars. He owned a ’59 and ’64 Ford which he proudly showed at various car shows.

He also enjoyed hunting, running around the woods in his dune buggy, and spending time with his family and companion, Nancy Hill.

Surviving is his daughter, Sheila (John) Mahony; three brothers: Lester (Connie) Beck of Howard, Jack (Betty) Beck of State College, and Dean (Donna) Beck of Mill Hall; three sisters: Madalyn Sims of Jersey Shore, Grace (Martin) Gira of Williamsport, and Linda (Richard) Styers of Lock Haven; a grandson, Tyler W. (Kate) Short; seven great grandchildren: Trent Michael, Tyler Wayne, Jr., Alex, Lila, Gannon, Vadia Gail, and Murphy Jean Short; his companion, Nancy Hill of Mill Hall; a step-daughter, Tina Kester of Bloomsburg; a step-grandson, Brandon Kester; two step-granddaughters, Brianna Kester and Chloe Confer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Probst and Pauline Shoemaker and a step-son, Clifton Confer.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 8, 2018

Harriet I. Yaw

Harriet I. Yaw, 98, formerly of Cascade Twp., died Jan. 6, 2018 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born June 8, 1919 in Wallis Run, the daughter of Acie and Susan Matilda (Frymire) Smith.

Harriet was a member of Wallis Run United Methodist, Trout Run Sr. Citizens, and enjoyed sewing, baking, and traveling.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Emerson A. Yaw; two brothers, Walter F. and Sidney A. Smith, and two sisters, Rebecca Smith Braunbeck and Emma R. Smith.

Surviving are two sons, E. Eugene (Ann) Yaw of Montoursville and Larry C. (Cheryl) Yaw of Trout Run; a daughter, Kay R. (Ed) Keller of Trout Run; six grandchildren, Scott (Tracey) Yaw, Mackenzie Yaw, Michael (Michelle) Yaw, Jonathan Yaw, Melissa Keller, and Buddy Keller, and three great-grandchildren, Samantha and Sydney Yaw, and B.J. Keller.

Visitation will be held for friends and family from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 11 at Wallis Run United Methodist Church, 9915 Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run with Pastors Katherine A. Behrens and Marie E. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Barbours Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “First Community Foundation Partnership of PA for Wallis Run United Methodist Church Fund”, 201W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: January 8, 2018

Lauson B. “Larry” Leavitt

Lauson B. “Larry” Leavitt, 71, of Loyalsock Twp., died Jan. 4, 2018 in the company of his family.

He was born Sept. 1, 1946 in New York City, the son of Stanley and Helen (Breed) Leavitt.

Larry grew up in New York City, lived on Long Island, and spent many years in New Haven, CT, teaching both there and in Southbury, CT. He then moved to Williamsport and became an Associate Professor of Automotive Technology at Penn College where he still worked. He enjoyed time with friends and family, boating, ping pong, racquetball, and attending car shows.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a son, Ryan Michael Leavitt.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Linda M. (Mann) Leavitt; daughters Tamara M. (Robin) Jenkin of Morgan Hill, CA, and Tracy C. (Richard) Meyers of Hebron, KY; three sisters, Christine Leavitt Reifel of Morro Bay, CA, Constance Leavitt Reifel of Moreno Valley, CA and Rev. Elizabeth Lynn Leavitt of Watertown, MA; and four grandchildren, Sierra, Calliste, Grace, and Ricky.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: January 8, 2018




Patricia A. “Patty” (Dolan) Cook

Patricia A. “Patty” (Dolan) Cook, 67, of Williamsport, formerly of Elmira, NY, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Center where she was a resident for almost 20 years.

She was married to the late Charles Phillip “Phil” Cook for 12 years until his death on November 1, 1984.

Patricia was born in Williamsport on July 22, 1950 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Kissinger) Dolan. She had graduated from Williamsport High School, then Penn State University, receiving her BS Degree in Elementary Education then Elmira College, receiving her Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist. She had taught school in New York and also had worked at one time as a nature guide in New York. She was a member of the Junior League in Elmira.

Patricia is survived by one sister; Kathleen D. O’Brien of Venice, FL, one nephew; James E. O’Brien of Far Rockaway Beach, NY and one niece; Kathryn A. O’Brien of Williamsport.

Burial services will be private at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: January 8, 2018

Arlene H. Little Ph.D.

Arlene H. Little Ph.D., 85, of Penacook, N.H., died Jan. 2, 2018 in Concord, N.H.

She was born in Williamsport on March 31, 1932, a daughter of Charles G. and Frances E. (Lorsong) Haas.

Arlene had been a professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, retiring in 2002.

Surviving are her son, Thomas and his wife Aina Little, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Rita Johnston and sister-in-law, Jean Haas, both of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her brother Bernard Haas and sister Ruthie Franquet.

A graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough, pastor of St. Boniface Church, officiating.

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Posted: January 8, 2018

Margaret Jean Nyhart Smith

Margaret Jean Nyhart Smith, 93, of Montoursville and formerly of Palmetto, FL died Sunday January 7, 2018 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born October 5, 1924 in Buffalo, NY she was a daughter of the late Jay L. and Floy Sweetland Nyhart.

Margaret was a graduate of the University of Buffalo. She was a water color artist and also enjoyed gardening, sewing and genealogy. Margaret attended GAP Fellowship.

Surviving are her children, Robin S. Leidhecker of Montoursville, Lee R. (Lynn) Smith of Williamsport, Boyd R. (Constance) Smith of State College; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Eleanor Lawson of Buffalo.

She was preceded in death by her husband William “Russ” Smith.

A memorial service to honor the life of Margaret will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at GAP Fellowship, corner of Maynard and Third Streets with Pastor Gary Runtas, officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: January 8, 2018




Joyce Lorraine (Bayton) Gottschall

Joyce Lorraine (Bayton) Gottschall, 79, of Phillipsburg, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

On May 11, 1956, she married the late Charles H. Gottschall, Jr., who passed away on May 9, 1994.

Joyce was born in Pittsburgh on October 22, 1938 and was the daughter of the late William F. and Anna C. (Bowersox) Bayton. She graduated from Wilkinsburg High School and worked at L.F. Widman’s Company in Lock Haven for 22 years, retiring in 1997. She was an avid bowler all over the area and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler and Pitt Panther fan.

Joyce is survived by four children; Alice L. Wagner (Terry L.) of Landisburg, Charles H. Gottschall (Laurel Ann) of Jersey Shore, Robert L. Gottschall (Bonnie Jean) of Jersey Shore and Barbara A. Casale (Paul) of Scranton, seven grandchildren; Eugene L. Slegle, Jr. of Phillipsburg, who was her caregiver, Charity Roger, Mandy Fish, Bobbi Sue Whearly, Michelle Marrone, Robert Gottschall, Sr. and Melissa Vail, ten great-grandchildren, one brother; Robert Bayton of Pittsburgh and best friend; Diana Rice of Phillipsburg. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; William Bayten.

There will be a public viewing from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. All other services will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: January 8, 2018

Betty Mae Werner-Kiessling

Betty Mae Werner-Kiessling, 89, of Allenwood, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 8, 2018

Evelyn Jean Nagy

Evelyn Jean Nagy, 93, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Williamsport Home. Jean was the wife of Andrew W. Nagy, Sr. who she shared 71 years of marriage with before his passing on May 21, 2017.

Born July 6, 1924 in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late David W. and Ida Mae (Shipman) Burket.

Jean was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1942 and furthered her education at Easton Hospital School of Professional Nursing. She served in the nurse cadet corps during World War II. Jean retired after 30 years of service from Lycoming County providing care and compassion to the patients entrusted to her care. A highlight of her career came during her time at Sycamore Manor, Williamsport when her supervisor asked her to name the road for the area being cleared for the present day Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehab facility. She chose Sycamore because of the many Sycamore trees that outlined the area.

Jean was a member of New Covenant Church of Christ where she helped as needed and was active throughout the years. She is a life member of International Laureate Epsilon PI chapter sorority of Beta Sigma PI. Jean was a member of the Williamsport Billtown Red Hat Society and also served on various community committees.

Surviving are four children; Andrew W. Nagy, Jr. (Pamela) of Montoursville, Thomas F. Nagy (Karin) of Montoursville, Daniel M. Nagy (Kevin) of Reston, VA, and Lenora Lynn (Jeffrey Sr.) of Berwick, eight grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin, David and Charles Burket.

A memorial service to honor Jean’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at New Covenant Church of Christ, 202 East Third St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to service at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to New Covenant United Church of Christ c/o Christian Education Fund, 202 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 8, 2018




Jane Ellen Skelly Callahan

Jane Ellen Skelly Callahan of Crofton, MD died peacefully at home on December 29, 2017. She was born on April 1, 1921 in Ralston, PA, the daughter of Thomas F. and Alma Breen Skelly. She was a graduate of Ralston High School and then received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Pennsylvania State University where she was a member of Theta Phi Alpha women's fraternity. She later served on the Penn State Alumni Council. She was a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert J. Callahan, who died in 1998, a sister, Ann M. Skelly and a daughter-in-law, Debra J. Callahan. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church of Crofton where a funeral Mass will be held on January 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm.. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport Pa on Monday January 8, 2017 from 10 to 11 am. Followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport. She is survived by four sons, Thomas R. Callahan (MaryKay) of Crofton, Maryland, James M. Callahan of Swan Point, Maryland, Patrick J. Callahan (Stacy) of Davidsonville, Maryland and Michael R. Callahan (Laurie) of Crofton, Maryland, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.


Posted: January 5, 2018

Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Krauser) Shadowens

Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Krauser) Shadowens, of Russel Springs, KY and formerly of South Williamsport, died December 31, 2017, in Kentucky just shy of her 98th birthday.

Born January 4, 1920, in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Clara M. (Eiswerth) Hamm.

The most important thing to Betty was her family and home. She loved to sew, making Easter and Christmas dresses for her granddaughters, and a lot of times used her own patterns. She enjoyed embroidering and making baby quilts and bedspreads for her great-grandchildren. She once entered one of her handmade baby quilts in a county fair in Deming, New Mexico, where she lived at the time, and won a blue ribbon. She was a gardener and enjoyed canning and freezing her harvest.

Betty will be gravely missed for the stories she shared about her childhood and her ancestors, as well as the crazy things her two cats, Freddie, the bad one, and Baby, the sweet one, did with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed as the matriarch of her family. Betty was the last surviving sibling of the Hamm family.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Dorothy “Dot” (Daniel) Bricker, of Russel Springs, KY, with whom she resided, Rita Chilson, Marybeth Harman, both of Williamsport; Robert (Annette) Krauser, of Montoursville, Gregory (Mary Anne) Krauser, of Trout Run, Lawrence (Joanne) Krauser, of Boynton Beach, FL; and a step-daughter, Susan (William) Edner of Hughesville. Betty is survived by nearly 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and William Hamm; sisters, Dorothy Boyles and Ruth Allen; her first husband, Edward P. Krauser, Sr.; her second husband, Lacy Shadowens; as well as five of her children, Edward P. “Sonny” Krauser, Jr., Margaret A. “Sis” Vance, Anthony “Butch” Krauser, Cynthia “Cindy” Oeler, and Jon R. “Rick” Krauser.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave. South Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to UK Markey Cancer Foundation restricted to Hospice, 800 Rose St., CC160 Lexington, KY 40536-0093.

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Posted: January 5, 2018

Lee A. Keck

Lee A. Keck, 81, of Loganton, born on July 11, 1936, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Surviving are his three children: Brenda Louise Williams, Angela C. Keck-Schuh (Robert Hiley), and Michael (Claudia) Keck; four grandchildren: Matthew Schuh, Amanda Schuh, Stephanie Keck, and James Guldin; two great grandchildren, Brantley and Cullen; and a special friend, Mary Matter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Martha Keck; a brother, J.C. Keck; and his grandson, Joshua Guldin.

A very large part of his life was helping the Amish community, which he did for over 40 years. He especially loved seeing all of the little children.

Lee’s passions in life were his horses, becoming a legacy in the Amish community, and being the heart of his family.

A visitation for Lee will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 1 until 4 P.M. at the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 24 Anthony St., Loganton, Pa 17747.

Memorial contributions to benefit the Amish community may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home c/o Lee Keck Memorial.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 8, 2018




Thomas S. Kopysciansky

Thomas S. Kopysciansky, 72, of South Williamsport, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born March 18, 1945 in Shamokin, he was a son of Stephen and Anna (Kiddon) Kopysciansky. He married Linda M. (Ricci) Kopysciansky August 1, 1970 and together they shared 47 years of marriage.

Tom was a graduate of Coal Township High School and Williamsport Area Community College. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from Tetley Tea after 32 years of service.  Tom was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 617.

Tom and Linda enjoyed traveling and going on family vacations. An avid golfer and member at White Deer Golf Course, Tom always looked forward to morning coffee and rounds of golf with all of his buddies. He enjoyed playing in tournaments with his son at Williamsport Country Club and other golf courses in the area. Tom’s most enjoyable days included a round of golf, a good cigar, and time with his family, especially his grandchildren.   
Surviving in addition to his wife Linda, are two children, Brian T. Kopysciansky (Beth) of Loyalsock Twp. and Kristin N. Carper (Ryan) of Loyalsock Twp.; seven grandchildren,  Allie, Chase, Vincent, Summer, Mia, Brayden, and Braxton; and a brother-in-law Gene Ricci of Cogan Station.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday, January 8 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday January 7 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to his family to start the charitable Tom Kopysciansky Memorial Golf Tournament or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital 501 Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 5, 2018

Betty Jean (Dershem) Thompson

Betty Jean (Dershem) Thompson, 93, of South Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at her home.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: January 5, 2018

Florence B. Smith

Florence B. Smith, 93, of Eagles Mere, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at her home.

Born May 15, 1924 in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late William T. Sr. and Fredna (Woodhead) Booth. She and her husband, George A. Smith Jr., celebrated 55 years of marriage this past August.

Florence was active in the Eagles Mere Community Church, where she attended regularly, severed in several leadership roles, and participated in bible study. She was a member of the Eagles Mere Civic Club, served as a 4H leader for many years as well as Cooperative Extension Advisory Boards, she helped with the Eagles Mere Toboggan Slide food booth, and helped with the annual rummage sale. Florence had a passion for flowers and entered numerous arrangements in the Eagles Mere Flower Show and Sullivan County Fair where she received many awards. She enjoyed the outdoors; hiking, fishing, skiing and ice skating where some of her favorite pastimes. Florence also enjoyed sewing, catering, canning, traveling, and spending time visiting with family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Carolyn B. (Edward) Taylor of Picture Rocks, Margaret A. Blackwell of Montoursville, and Jeannine R. (Mark) Richlin of Dushore; two sons, George A. Smith III of Wyalusing, and John S. Smith of Linden; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Booth, Vernon Booth, and William Booth Jr.

The family will hold a memorial service on Monday January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagles Mere Community Church, 909 Laporte Ave., Eagles Mere.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.


Posted: January 5, 2018




Beverly L. Bartlow

Beverly L. Bartlow, 82, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leon P. "Stu" Bartlow.

Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late David Charles and Margaret A. (Phillips) Garnhart.

Beverly was formerly employed as a machine operator at Trimtex for 37 years. She was an Elvis Presley fan and collected Elvis memorabilia. She enjoyed puzzles and was an animal lover. Most of all, Beverly cherished spending time with Adam and Alexis.

Surviving are a few cousins; and Beverly’s chosen family, Adam J. Barker and Alexis C. Barker-Brown.

A graveside service to honor the life of Beverly will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Beverly’s name to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, www.lycomingcountyspca.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

William A. “Bill” Guerriero

William A. “Bill” Guerriero, 75, of Castanea passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on July 12, 1942 in Lock Haven, he was born to the late Louis J. and Ruth E. Rhine Guerriero.

Bill was a 1960 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He served in the United States Navy.

On October 24, 1962 he married the love of his life, Annie M. “Sis” Guerriero who passed away only four days prior to his passing.

Bill was a weaver by trade, having worked at the Silk Mill and then Woolrich.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Bill was a social member of the Castanea Fire Hall and a member of the Sons of Italy and Lock Haven American Legion.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Bill was a sports fan, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Phillies, and Penn State.

Surviving are two sons, William A. (Darla) Guerriero, II and Steven A. (Denise) Guerriero, both of Castanea; a daughter, Christine M. (Jeff) Berry of Castanea; two sisters, Gloria (Ronald) Rossman of Middletown, Del. and Floss McCue of Jersey Shore; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda E. Woosley; a granddaughter, Jamie; and a sister, Peggy Heaton.

Funeral services for Bill and Sis will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3 P.M. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven with the Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. The service for “Sis” was postponed on Tuesday evening due to Bill’s passing.

A combined visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 PM until the time of the service.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Gisela P. Winder

Gisela P. Winder, 78, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Watsontown Health and Rehab Center. Born Tuesday, September 19, 1939 in Germany, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Emma (Ratz) Patz. She and her husband, James H. Winder, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on March 28, 2017.

Gisela was employed as a sewer by the Montgomery Sports Wear, retiring in 1997. She had previously been employed by Rheldas, Weldons and Bertha Boys.

She was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery. Gisela was a member of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. She enjoyed gardening, both vegetable and flowers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Monika Powell of Watsontown, PA; Gail and husband Terry Warren of Montgomery, PA; two sisters, Agnes and husband Bruno Pansegrau of Calgary, Canada; Erika and husband Richard Hort of Northumberland, PA; three brothers, Benno and wife Evelyn "June" Patz of Montoursville, PA; Oswald and wife Jean Patz of Muncy, PA; Egon Patz of Florida; one grandson, Brett Powell of Watsontown, PA and one brother-in-law, Floyd Hartman of South Williamsport, PA. Gisela was preceded in death by one sister, Tusnelda "Nellie" Hartman and one brother, Adelwin Patz.

Funeral services will be conducted from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Theodore Cockley, interim pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org or to the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, Muncy, PA.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: January 4, 2018




John H. Wilton Sr.

John H. Wilton Sr., 79, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marlene J. (Kuhns) Wilton.

Born March 6, 1938, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late Donald Francis Wilton and Irene (Shannon) Wilton-Weaver.

John was a United States Army Veteran and retired from Pullman Power Products. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and was a talented woodworker and leather crafter.

Surviving are his three sons, John H. Wilton Jr. (Dena), of Muncy, Harry L. Wilton and Keith R. Wilton, both of Williamsport; a sister, Lois Koons, of Avis; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Angel.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth R. Wilton.

In keeping with his wishes, burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Buchanan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to his son, John H. Wilton Jr., 70 Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy, PA 17756 to help defer expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Gary A. Stanton Sr.

Gary A. Stanton Sr., 63, of Dushore, died Monday, January 1, 2018 at his home.

Born June 18, 1954 in Tunkhannock, he was a son of the late Donald R. and Alma R. (Ham) Stanton.

Gary’s passion in life was working. He started out helping his father in the logging business at an early age, and continued logging and driving truck the rest of his life. Gary also enjoyed watching Western movies in his free time.

Surviving are a daughter, Valerie J. (Kevin) Rider of Muncy Valley; two sons, Gary A. (Laura) Stanton Jr. of Hughesville, and Ryan M. (Mary Ann) Stanton of Lewisburg; his fiancé, Debbie L. Pendleton of Dushore; three sisters, Judy Travis of Towanda, Joyce (Steve) Rider of Sonestown, and Barbara Keeney of New Albany; a brother, Ronald (Debbie) Stanton of Dushore; seven grandchildren, Gary A. Stanton III, Payne A. Stanton, Jaid H. Stanton, Tylor J. Rider, Alisha R. Rider, Daniel E. Hendry, and Chelsea G. Stanton; two stepdaughters, Lyndeana Stoddard and Shanda Stoddard; and three step-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Chuck Keeney.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Brandon L. Bussler

Brandon L. Bussler M.D., M.S., 42, of Willow Grove, PA, formerly of Loyalsock Township, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 surrounded by his family and friends at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia after a thirteen year battle with cancer.

Brandon was born June 13, 1975 in Williamsport the son of Dean of Sandra Bussler of Loyalsock Township, Montoursville, PA. He is survived by an uncle and aunt, George and Phyllis Mayes, Windsor, CO, Kim and Kay Bullser, Hughesville; cousins, Matthew Bussler of Hughesville, Christy Bussler, Jessica (Ryan) Peck of Montoursville, Randall (Dhipanee) Mayes, Ft. Collins, CO. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Chester and Mary Bussler, and Wesley and Anna Spong, and his Uncle Chester and Aunt Joyce Bussler.

Brandon was a 1993 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. 1990-1993 he was a percussionist in the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. A 1997 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelors of Art Degree with a major in Biology and a Minor in Music, graduating with honors in Biology. A 1998 Graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, DC receiving a Master of Science Degree in Physiology and Biophysics. A 2002 graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, receiving the Degree of Medicine in Family Practice. Completed his Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital where he was Chief Resident. During his residency he received numerous awards and accolades and co-authored an article in the Family Practice News entitled “Hyperbilirubinemia in newborns”. His employment included Abington Family Practice in Willow Grove, Chestnut Hill Health System and lastly with Einstein Health Care Network office in Conshohocken, PA, until his departure due to health issues.

He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Brandon’s many interests in addition to his passion for music included a love of dogs, a deep interest in history, sports, spending time in the outdoors especially on the family farm in Liberty (he never forgot his roots), a keen interest in the stock market, his hobby of growing jade plants, visiting and hanging out with his many friends, and just being with family. But his greatest passion was medicine and helping people. He had a numerous and amazing personality as his friends will attest and was loved by all who knew him.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, visitation will be Saturday, January 6, 2017 at the Church located at 3 Ross Street, Williamsport from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with services at 11:00 a.m., officiating is Pastor D.G. Giordano. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Friedans Cemetery, Liberty, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brandon’s name may be made to MDS Research, with checks made payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”, Penn Medicine Development, c/o Katie Detzel, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or donate online here. Or to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD, 21741, with notation on check “For Ewings Sacroma Research”.

Arrangements will be handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: January 3, 2018




Robert L. Phillips

Robert L. Phillips, 54, of Eagles Mere, died on Dec. 31, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport. He was born Jan. 28, 1963 in Eagles Mere.

He loved motorcycles and deer hunting.

Surviving him are his wife of 21 years the former, Dallas I. Altemose; a son, Ethan E. Phillips; a grandson, Tristan and two brothers, Richard and Randy (Kim) Phillips.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Romana Plantz and sister, Rhonda Phillips.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Ann Louise (Wood) Worthington

Ann Louise (Wood) Worthington, 68, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born on December 14, 1949 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Brown R. and Edythe M. (Zellers) Wood. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and was a dedicated homemaker. She had volunteered at the American Rescue Workers Thrift Store and enjoyed animals, helping at the SPCA.

Ann is survived by her companion of 20 years; John C. Rishell, his daughter; Katherine R. Hamilton (Jeffrey) of Hughesville, John’s grandson; Joseph C. Hamilton, Ann’s sister; Penny J. Ohnmeiss of Montoursville, one niece; Melissa J. Cumberland (Keith) of North Ridgeville, OH and one great-niece; Jo Lee M. Cumberland of North Ridgeville, OH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister; Linda L. Wood and one close aunt; Margaret A. Fitzsimmons.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Pete Wilson of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Eleanor (née Gilbert) Meier

Eleanor (née Gilbert) Meier, 94, of Montoursville, died Friday, December 29, 2017, in the Williamsport Home.

She and her husband, the late Kenneth Meier, were married 54 years, living in North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Montoursville High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and continued post-graduate education at Cornell University.
She devoted her career to education, teaching in both Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Until her retirement, she worked as a teacher educator with North Dakota State University.

She was a patron of the General John Burrows Historical Society of Montoursville and a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

Born September 17, 1923, in Millcreek Township, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of Emerson and Helen (née Nunn) Gilbert.

Surviving are her daughter, Kay (Clyde) Seery of Iowa City, Iowa; her sister, Olive (Charles) Parke of Montoursville; grandsons Thomas (Jennifer) Seery and Mark (Wendy) Seery; and great-granddaughters Elise Seery and Caroline Seery.
There will be no visitation. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Faith United Methodist Church or the Historical Society of Montoursville.


Posted: January 3, 2018




Ross J. Partington

Ross J. Partington, 63, of Hughesville, died Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born July 15, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Frank E. and Joan A. (Hartwigsen) Partington. He and his wife, the former Betty A. Stackhouse, would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on January 14, 2018.

Ross dedicated his life to teaching, retiring in 2010 from the Pleasant Valley School District. He taught Physics for a total of 32 years in four different schools, including seven years in Seoul, South Korea. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed camping, hiking, traveling, and photography. Ross was previously active in Boy Scouts, serving as a Scout leader. He also had a fondness for music and enjoyed playing his trumpet.

Surviving, in addition to his parents and wife, are a daughter, Erin J. (Bryan) Buczek of Birmingham, AL; a son, Adam J. (Liz) Partington of Nazareth; two sisters, Lyn (Bruce) Sklar of Gaithersburg, MD and Gail (Larry) Storey of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Kurt (Shirnel) Partington of Mountaintop, and Scott (Jeana) Partington of Raleigh, NC; and two grandsons, Liam R. Partington and Hunter D. Partington.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Mary E. Pardoe

Mary E. Pardoe, 82, of Muncy, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at her home.

Born March 28, 1935 in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Harold L. and Helen M. (Hagerman) Seese. She and her husband, Preston E. Pardoe, would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on May 28, 2018.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a graduate of North-Mont High School, Class of 1953 and retired in 1997 from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, after having worked there for 19 years. Mary was a member of the Women of the Moose and the former Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, now The Beacon: a United Methodist Church. She also loved animals, bowling, reading and cooking.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Sandra E. (Terry) Little, and Penny L. Pardoe, both of Hughesville; a son, Preston E. (Kathleen) Pardoe II of Hughesville; three grandchildren, Jennifer M. (Brad) Whitmoyer, Erica L. (Eric) Stroup, and Kelly J. (Timothy) DeHart; and six great-grandchildren, Chylee A. Stroup, Sara A. Stroup, Lauren E. Stroup, Dylan B. Whitmoyer, Brett D. Whitmoyer, and Austin H. Allman.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald L. Seese.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 5, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will be held privately in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Lycoming County S.P.C. A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018

James Kulp

James Kulp, 76, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday evening, December 28, at Gatehouse at Divine Providence, Williamsport.

He was born in Blossburg on July 28, 1941 to the late Elmer and Margaret E. (Blair) Kulp. James proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Jim was self-employed as a carpenter for Black Bear Truss, Trout Run, he farmed in Oklahoma, and he also worked at Frey’s Turkey Ranch, Steam Valley. He loved nature and gardening. Jim also liked to paint and put together jigsaw puzzles, but his favorite pastime was baking Christmas cookies for his family.

James is survived by his companion of fourteen years, Ann Wodrig, a daughter, Linda Rogers, Jersey Shore, a stepdaughter, Margie Cramer, Montoursville, two granddaughters, Taylor and Rebecca, a step granddaughter, Jenna Lyn Cramer, a great granddaughter, Ella May, brothers, Robert A. Kulp (Jennie L. Buck), Trout Run, and Allen L. Kulp, Cogan Station, a sister, Ruth E. Stiner (Mark), South Williamsport, and a family friend, Sandy Eisner.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by a brother, Edward Kulp, a sister Shirley Regal.

A memorial service will be held for Jim, Friday, January 5, 4:00 pm at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.

Family and friends are invited to call from 2:00 pm till the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks the memorial contributes be made to Gatehouse Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: January 3, 2018




Shirley T. Lovcik

Shirley T. Lovcik, 85, passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2017. She was born in Lancaster on Feb. 11, 1932, a daughter of Ira and Theresa Tammany Trissler.

Shirley was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the Williamsport Bridge Club.

She and her husband, David J. Lovcik Sr., celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Feb. 21, 2017. She is also survived by four children and their families: Mary (Scotty) Eoff, of Allen, Texas, Ann (Darren) Pasdernick, of Lantana, Texas, James (Angela) Lovcik, of Williamsport, Vanessa (Gabriel) Detolla, of Mullica Hill, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, David J. Lovcik Jr. in 2013.

The family will receive friends in the church portico on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, from 9 to 10 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with her pastor Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial will follow Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Richard B. “Dick” Shady

Richard B. “Dick” Shady, 86, of 14 Middle St., Mill Hall, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Dick was born in Monument on December 17, 1931, the son of the late Raymond V. and Marguerite Kelly Shady.

He was a 1950 graduate of Lock Haven High School and obtained his Associates Degree in Masonry from Williamsport Area Community College.

Dick was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1951-1953 in the Korean War and later enlisted in the Army Reserves out of State College until his honorable discharge after 20 years of combined service.

On October 8, 1965 at the Blanchard Church of Christ, Dick married the former Virginia J. Snyder whom survives at home.

Dick worked as a machinist at Piper Aircraft until their closing in 1984. He then was employed by the Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory as a machinist until his retirement in 1995. Along with his wife, Dick owned and operated Shady’s Country Tavern for ten years as well as Belles Springs Family Restaurant for five years.

He was a proud member of the Blanchard Church of Christ. He had also been very active in the union at Piper Aircraft and was past president of the Central Labor Union of Clinton County.

Dick was a talented woodworker, enjoyed hunting, a fan of bluegrass music and an avid guitarist. Beyond all, he loved and cherished the time he spent with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by five children, Leslie (Dave) Rakes of Kansas, Kelly (Geoffrey) Brent of Lewisberry, Randy (Pam) Shady of Watsontown, Shelly (Scott) Bower of Montoursville and Sherri Shady of Mill Hall; a brother, Robert Shady of Howard; a sister, Esther Galbraith of New York; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, George “Fitz” Shady, Kenneth “Doc” Shady, Jeanette “Chip” Shady, and Ellen Packer.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Blanchard Church of Christ, 161 N. Beach St., Blanchard, Pa 16826 with Rev. Russell Moldovan officiating. Military Honors will immediately follow at the church. Private burial will take place at Blanchard Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the church for a viewing on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blanchard Church of Christ.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Aaron H. Ritter

Aaron H. Ritter, 63, of Muncy, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home.

Born October 1, 1954 in Danville, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Evelyn G. (Phillips) Ritter. He and his wife, the former Julie H. Watts, would have celebrated 42 years of marriage on February 7, 2018.

Aaron was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed working the family farm all of his life. He gave selflessly to his community, currently serving as Franklin Township Supervisor/Road Master and formerly volunteering as a wrestling coach for the Hughesville elementary and Junior/Senior high wrestling programs.

Aaron was also an avid hunter, and die hard wrestling fan, who enjoyed attending auctions, watching Yankees baseball & Penn State football, showing and judging cattle, playing softball, and above all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Duane A. (Katie) Ritter of Oneonta, NY, Scott W. (Beth) Ritter of Muncy, and Kevin H. (Kassie) Ritter of Muncy; three sisters, Gail (Mike) Wood, of Muncy, Ruth Ann (Eugene) Minnick of Orangeville, and Carol (Lloyd) Mordan of Muncy Valley; and six grandchildren, Ashton Ritter, Julia Ritter, Clayton Ritter, Ally Ritter, Kellie Ritter, and Kody Ritter.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 6, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018




Alma J. Watkins

Alma J. Watkins, 58, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Watkins, Jr. on July 18, 2012.

Born July 23, 1959 in Muncy, she is a daughter of A. Larue Danley of South Williamsport and Lela A. (Dowling) Yoder of Jersey Shore.

Alma was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School Class of 1977 and retired from Community Service Group of Williamsport. She enjoyed NASCAR and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles. Alma was known for her unique personality, loved to socialize with family and friends and had a big heart, doing anything for those she loved.

Surviving in addition to her parents are five brothers; Smokey (Val) Danley of English Center, Jim (Donna) Danley, Steve (Carmen) Danley, all of Jersey Shore, David (Wanda) Danley of Williamsport, and John Danley of Cogan Station; 11 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Marguerite (Mark) Watkins-Gott of DE , several other sibling-in-laws and many dear friends.

A visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, January 4 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, followed by a memorial service to honor Alma’s life at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Alma’s name may be made to the Memorial Dialysis Fund of Central Pennsylvania, c/o Williamsport Dialysis Clinic, 1660 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Joy E. Farrar

Joy E. Farrar, 47, of Picture Rocks, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her home.

Born February 28, 1970 in Muncy, she was a daughter of Pearl S. (Ryder) Farrar, and the late Ward P. Farrar Jr.

Joy was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her daughter Kylie and helping those in need. She also enjoyed riding horses.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Picture Rocks, are a daughter, Kylie S. Gehr of Pennsdale; and four sisters, Daphne L. (Carl) Evans of Muncy, Bonnie J. (Patrick) McCracken of Hughesville, Cathy A. (Kimber) Showers of Hughesville, and Lynn M. McGraw of Hughesville.

In addition to her father, Joy was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimaye K. Farrar and Steven C. Farrar.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Phillip E. Gingery

Phillip E. Gingery, 83, of Loyalsock Township entered into rest Sunday, December 31, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born November 13, 1934 in Williamsport, he was a son of Claude E. and Vera J. (Krape) Gingery. He married Delores J. Chadderdon on December 5, 1953 and together celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Phil was a1953 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was produce manager of A&P Food Stores for 25 years, and also had worked in roofing. Phil loved going to the beach especially Ocean City Maryland, where he and his family would always go and he would socialize with anyone he would meet. He enjoyed talking with his neighbors and reminiscing. He was a member of Northway Presbyterian Church, and a 25 gallon blood donor. Phil was a fan of the New York Yankees, enjoyed playing cards, and working in his garden attending to his roses.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son Phillip L. Gingery (Rhonda L.) of Cogan Station, two grandchildren Tara L. Wyland (Joseph) of Montoursville and Lance P. Gingery of Cogan Station, three great grandchildren Tristan, Lia, and Elijah, a brother Jack L. Gingery (Mary Helen) of Nisbet, and a sister C. Mardell Keller (David) of Cogan Station.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Burrell R. Gingery.

A visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Friday, January 5 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, followed by a memorial service to honor Phillip’s life at 5 p.m.

Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross 320 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: January 3, 2018




Wayne L. Summers

Wayne L. Summers, 81, of Hughesville, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born July 3, 1936 in Unityville, he was a son of the late John and Martha (Puderbaugh) Summers. His wife of 40 years, the former Norma Jean English, preceded him in death June 24, 2002.

Wayne served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. After returning home, he was employed at several local companies, including the former West Company, Montgomery. He also owned and operated Summers Place Sub Shop, Williamsport. In his free time, Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia J. Feigles of Montgomery, and Nancy L. (Robert) McCabe of Moneta, VA; three sons, David W. (Barbara) Summers of Jersey Shore, Daniel C. Myers of Savanah, GA and James A. (Juliana) Myers of Cameron, NC; three brothers, Herman (Dianne) Summers of Montgomery, Lewis Summers of Hughesville, and Luther Summers of Unityville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his fiancé, Genevieve E. Leech; two sisters, Francis Swisher and Sarah Metzger; and a brother, Ronald Summers.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Wednesday, January 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Mr. James A. Myers, his son, officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Gatehouse staff for the impeccable care their father received as a patient there.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: January 3, 2018

Roberta I. Kneller

Roberta I. Kneller, 91, passed away December 30, 2017 at her home near Kinsley’s Corners, Dushore.

Born in 1926, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Estelle) Wiles of New Albany. As a young woman, Roberta worked at Sylvania during the war effort and then later at Weldon’s Pajama Factory, Lopez. She and Donald were married in 1944, and spent 64 years together. In her 91 years, Roberta raised 5 children while helping to run the family farm. Don and Roberta traveled extensively for many years, touring the country in their RV. Roberta enjoyed flowers, gardening, fishing, cooking, picking berries and quilting. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Dushore for many years, then later in life, Redeemer Church in Dushore.

Roberta is survived by her children Erma (Jim) McShea of Conyngham, Cecil (Carol) Kneller of Canton, Rhonda (Jack) Kirkman of Dushore, and Gene (Linda) Kneller of Centre Hall; a sister, Inez Ling of Burlington; half siblings, Bradley Wiles of Overton, Julia Shea of Wyalusing, Susan Frystak of Wyalusing and Shelby Napoli of Wyalusing, as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kneller in 2008, her son William in 1974, and her brother Carlton Wiles in 1944.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. on Wednesday, January 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer and former Pastor Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany. The visitation will be on Wednesday, one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roberta’s name to the American Cancer Society at www.donate.cancer.org, or to Redeemer Church, P.O. Box 284, Dushore, PA 18614.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Paul A. Franquet Jr.

Paul A. Franquet Jr., 80, of Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock.

Paul was born in Williamsport on Oct. 6, 1937, the son of Paul A. Sr. and Theone Bradley Franquet.

He was a 1955 graduate of Williamsport High School. Paul was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, spending the last ten as a supervisor, prior to his retirement. He had been a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he was also Scout Master of Troop # 90. He also enjoyed hunting, bowling and golf, but he especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s functions.

Surviving are three sons and their families: Paul A. "Chip" (Kimberly) Franquet III, of South Williamsport, Jeffrey C. (Martina) Franquet, of Watsontown, William R. Franquet, of Williamsport; grandchildren, Christine, Bob (Kate), Charlie, Esther, Emily, Logan, and Tyler; and a brother, Julius C. (Marie) Franquet.

His parents, wife, the former Ruth Ann Haas, daughter Jacquelyn Franquet, and sisters, Winifred L. Franquet and Bertina "Tina" Whelshans all preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, from 6-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Saturday Jan. 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made in memory of his wife Ruthie to the American Heart Assoc., 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.

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Posted: January 3, 2018




Susan M. “Sue” Geyer

Susan M. “Sue” Geyer, 53, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born on April 29, 1964 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Harry Kenneth and Betty Heaton Geyer.

Sue graduated from Lock Haven High School.

She attended the Day Program at Clinton County Community Connections, which she considered both her school and work, for over 10 years.

Sue attended Common Place Church.

She was a former participant in the Special Olympics.

Sue was a sweet person who loved dancing, walking around town, getting lost in a good book, bargain shopping- especially for pocketbooks, and taking trips to the beach.

Surviving is her uncle, Harold Heaton of McElhattan; cousin, Brenda Leavenworth of Beech Creek; her care givers with whom she resided, Brian and Jessica Walizer and their daughter, Emelia, of Lock Haven; and her care team, support staff, and many friends at Clinton County Community Connections.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Bonnie Heaton, whom she resided with for many years.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, December 8, 2018 at 6 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Josh Grimes officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday, December 8, 2018 from 4 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Sue’s name may be made to Clinton County Community Connections, 10 N. Washington St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018

Renee M. Engle

Renee M. Engle, 56, of South Williamsport lost her battle with cancer, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at The Gatehouse surounded by her loving family.

Born May 10, 1961 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Richard J. DeSanto and Patricia A. Borrosco DeSanto.

Renee was a 1979 graduate of Eastern York High School. Following high school she attended Lemoyne Barber School in Camp Hill and graduated in 1980. After graduation, she owned and operated DeSanto’s Hair Styling in Williamsport. She most recently worked as an office manager for Prostat Healthcare.

Renee was a member of Fairlawn Community Church. She enjoyed knitting, working in her yard and spending time with her beloved schnauzer, Tucker.

Surviving is her husband of 16 years, Kyle L. Engle, her parents, Richard J. DeSanto of Rose Valley and Patricia A. DeSanto of Loyalsock, Twp.; children, Melissa A. (James) Brent of South Williamsport, Matthew T. DeSanto of South Williamsport and Clinton L. (Lisa) Engle of Loyalsock Twp.; two sisters, Marcella A. DeSanto of Williamsport and Denice M. (Robert) Mangold of The Colony, TX; and two granddaughters, Sidney and Salem Engle. Also, John P. Kriner of South Williamsport, who was a second father to Renee.

A memorial service to honor the life of Renee will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Community Church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station with Pastor Steve Cutter, officiating. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Renee’s name may be made to The Gatehouse, C/O the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Fairlawn Community Church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

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Posted: January 3, 2018

Myra E. "Gram" Derrick

Myra E. "Gram" Derrick, 94, a resident of Unityville, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born June 5, 1923 in Penn Twp., Lycoming Co., PA she was a daughter of the late Jasper and Lena Weaver Holmes.

Myra was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Derrick, on February 11, 1999.

During World War II, Myra was employed by the International Furniture Co. at Montoursville. When the person who had held Myra's position before her returned from the war she quit so that person could have his old job back. She felt it was the least she could do for someone who had served his country. She then started her babysitting career which spanned multiple generations.

She attended Moreland Community Church. Myra was a charter member of the Lairdsville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the Muncy Valley Moose. She enjoyed cooking and baking. Myra always had a positive outlook on life. Children were a very important part of her life.

She is survived by two children, Albert Lee Derrick and his wife Linda of Muncy; Tena Y. and her husband Adam Peck of Muncy; four siblings, Oliver Wendell and Patty Holmes of Hughesville; Herbert Carl and Shirley Holmes of Hughesville; Norma Whitmoyer of Muncy; Mildred and Dean Schreffler of Muncy; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Myra was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Nancy Eileen Derrick; her son Dale Lynn Derrick, Sr.; her grandson, David Wesley Derrick; four sisters, Anna Blanche Frantz; Nellie Budman; Jane Bower; Grace Swisher and two brothers, Warren Holmes and Chester Bruce Holmes.

In keeping with her wishes, graveside funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Hughesville with Reverend Thomas Holmes, her nephew, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 .

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, Muncy.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: January 3, 2018




Mr. Donald Frederick Weaver Jr.

Donald Frederick Weaver Jr. age 62 of Blairsville, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday December 21, 2017 Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Don was born on April 13, 1955 in Patterson, NJ to Donald Frederick, Sr. and Arlene M. Swanson Weaver.

Don graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and was very accomplished in his career of over 37 years. He retired in 2014 to focus on enjoying the outdoors, including hiking, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, and snow skiing. His love of adventure even led him to hiking to base camp of Mount Everest in 2014. He was a good husband, father, son, and friend. He will be missed by many.

He was predeceased by his father Donald F. Sr.

Don is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Bonnie Bingle. Don and Bonnie were married on May 5, 2006. He is also survived by his mother Arlene Weaver of Montoursville; son Alex of Minneapolis and daughter Jeanne of Chicago; sisters Judy (Luke) Lunt and Sharon (James) Goss, both of Montoursville; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.


Posted: December 28, 2017

Eileen Lucille Simcox

Eileen Lucille Simcox, 81, of Muncy, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center of Montoursville.

Eileen was born October 9, 1936 in Meadville. Her husband of 58 years, John J. Simcox, preceded her in death on December 17, 2016.

She was a graduate of Sagerstown High School and was employed at the former Carey McFalls, Frito Lay, and Wundies Undies. Eileen enjoyed attending events at the American Legion Post #1, Williamsport, where she was a member of the color guard, and enjoyed shooting pool with friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and holiday gatherings with family.

Surviving are three daughters, Cindy Beaver of Salt Lake City, UT, Debbie L. (Tim) McMillen of Muncy, and Tina (Dawn) Phillips of Williamsport; three sons, David (Terri) Simcox of Hughesville, Randy Sr. (Linda) Simcox of Williamsport, and Patrick Simcox of Hughesville; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; and a sister Kathy Sedious.

In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Clarence Sedious.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 29, 2017

Freida M. Jacobs

Freida M. Jacobs, 87, of Castanea passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on October 14, 1930 in State College, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur L. and Sarah Summers Spicer.

She was a 1948 graduate of State College High School.

On May 20, 1950 she married Robert K. Jacobs with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Freida was employed by Penn State University and then at Crissman’s Meat Packing as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Freida enjoyed doing ceramics, but most important to her was spending time with her family- especially at family gatherings.

In addition to her husband, Robert K. Jacobs of Castanea, she is survived by two sons, Robert “Rube” (Teresa) Jacobs and Bradley “Buck” (Karen) Jacobs, both of Castanea; a daughter, Cynthia Jacobs Koch of Boalsburg; two brothers, Bradley Spicer Baton Rouge, La. and Michael Spicer of Boalsburg; six grandchildren: Stephanie Zerby, Amy Jacobs, Rebecca Hosler, Tara Jacobs, Adam Jacobs, and Aaron Jacobs; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Wilbur Spicer, Jr., Roy Spicer, and Glenn Spicer and three sisters: Rena McCracker, Betty Styers, and Barbara Smitley.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Father Dan Selvage officiating. Private burial will be held at Linnwood Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12:30 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susque View Home through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: January 3, 2018




Ronald C. “Lefty” Travis

Ronald C. “Lefty” Travis, 73, of Williamsport passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2017 at home. He and his wife the former Pamela Lyon were married on January 18, 1969 and shared 48 years together.

Ron was born on August 24, 1944 in Punxsutawney and was a son of John and Isabelle Anderson Travis. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsport High School, 1967 graduate of Lycoming College in Political Science and Dickinson School of Law in 1970. Ron was a partner at the Rieders Travis Law Firm. He was a member of the Lycoming Law Association, PCDLA, KDR Fraternity, Williamsport Tennis Club, USTA, Lycoming College Athletic Hall of Fame, West Branch Valley Sports Hall of Fame, and a board member of Bethune-Douglas Center.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Kelli Travis of Williamsport, three grandchildren, Zach Travis, Rory Peters and Kenna Peters. He was predeceased by a daughter Leigh Stearns Travis and a brother John P. Travis.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p. m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport from 6 until 8 p.m.

The family will provide flowers. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Ron’s name be made to Lewisburg Prison Project, 434 Market St., Suite 307, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or to Lycoming College Men’s Basketball Scholarship Fund, 700 College Pl., Williamsport, PA 17701


Posted: December 27, 2017

Esther Elizabeth Neiderberger

Esther Elizabeth Neiderberger, 91, of Williamsport, died Friday, December 22, 2017, at Rose View Center, Williamsport.

Born June 1, 1926 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Henry W. and Frances A. (Bangert) Neiderberger.

Esther was an avid collector who loved knitting and sewing. She also enjoyed crafts, ceramics and caring for her nieces, nephews, and younger family members. Esther’s fanciful sense of style and crisp wit will forever be cherished.

Surviving are two sisters, Kathryn M. Livermore and Norma J. Weigel, both of Williamsport; and 11 nieces and nephews, Craig W. (Deborah) Livermore of Montclair, NJ, Susan L. (Danny) Montalvo of Ackworth, GA, Karen L. (David) Damsky of Florence, MA, Shari L. Miller of Littleton, CO, Richard D. (Krystina) Weigel of Northumberland, Mark Neiderberger, Traci Neiderberger of Huntington Beach, CA, Kelly Jo Blase of Williamsport, Karen Kelner of NJ, James Kelner of NJ and John Kelner of NJ.

In addition to her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gary and Frederick Neiderberger; and an aunt and uncle with whom she lived with, Rose Mary and Curtis Haldeman.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 28, 2017

Stanley O. Kepler, Sr.

Stanley O. Kepler, Sr., 75 of Trout Run, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, December 27, 2017.

Born September 15, 1942 in Canton, he was a son of Jesse A. and Beatrice M. (Bassett) Kepler,

Stanley was a Vietnam War Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served on the USS San Pablo. He worked many years in construction and had been the Business Agent for the Laborers Local #708. He retired as the human resource manager for Nicholas Meats, Loganton. Stanley enjoyed spending time with his family, going on cross country motorcycle trips, woodworking, shooting pool, playing cards and was an avid Penn State Football fan.

Surviving are three children David Splain (Tina) of Williamsport, Christine Splain of Williamsport, and Dianne Kepler of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a sister Deborah Nicholas of Montoursville, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons Stanley O. Kepler, Jr. in 2016, and William Joseph Kolanda, five siblings Joyce Martone, Harriett Kiessling, Gerald, Ronald, and Paul Kepler.

A visitation will be held from 1-2 pm Saturday, January 6, followed by a memorial service to honor Stanley’s life at 2 pm at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County Hometown Hero's 48 West Third St. Williamsport , PA 17701 to assist Veterans in need of assistance or the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

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Posted: December 28, 2017




Richard W. Bennett

Richard W. Bennett, 65, of Montandon, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at his home.

Born Oct. 3, 1952, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Ernest and Lillian M. (Deeter) Bennett Sr.

Richard was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and received a bronze star during the Vietnam War. He retired from L3 Technologies, Williamsport, after 43 years of service. 

He was a member of the VFW Post 844 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football fan.

Surviving are his six children, Jacqueline Bennett Hawthorn (Joe), of Texas, Richie Bennett (Christine), of Montandon, Heather Bennett (Wayne Irvin), of Texas, Randy Bennett (Andrea), of Milton, Jason Allen (Miranda), of Cogan Station, and Kim Allen (Todd), of Williamsport; five stepchildren, John Perry (Lisa), of Florida, Renee Woodley (Rob), of Williamsport, David Roberts (Teresa), of Texas, Ryan Kinser, of Montandon, and Craig Kinser (Kim), of Linden; 20 grandchildren, Ashley Spencer, Kassi Floyd, Lexie Bennett, Will Irvin, Alex Bennett, Aubrey  Bennett, Logan Allen, Kierstin Nagy, Kailee Nagy, Dom Nagy, Kaden Nagy, Samantha Perry, Victoria Perry, Felicia Mankey, Dalas Fisher, Zerenitee Roberts, Raylee Roberts, Zoey Roberts, Crystal Conner, and William Cousins; and a brother, Randy Bennett (Gloria), of Linden.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Bennett Jr.; and two sisters, Jeannie Wingrove and Mary Kolasa.

A funeral service to honor the life of Richard will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant St., Ste. 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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Posted: December 27, 2017

Frank E. Stiger

Frank E. Stiger, 96, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen E. (Fry) Stiger.

Born May 19, 1921, in Rose Valley, he was a son of the late Clayton W. and Mary E. (May) Stiger.

Frank served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and attended the former Williamsport Dickinson Seminary. He was employed as a machinist for 40 years at the former AVCO now Textron Lycoming and the former Litton Industries, Inc.

Frank was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, a 68 year member of Ivy Lodge 937, F. & A.M., and Warrensville hunting club. He enjoyed hunting, baseball and softball, golf, bowling, vegetable gardening and woodworking.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Marc E. (Lori A.) Stiger, of Montoursville and Jan C. (Roni S.) Stiger, of Trout Run; two grandsons, Dennis G. Sullivan (Tiffany), of Duboistown, Nick L. Seese (Britnee), of Jersey Shore; three great-grandchildren, Tyra Lorson, Abbi Seese and Grant Sullivan; a sister, Norma Cooper, of Endicott, N.Y.; three nieces and several cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Frank will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 29 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: December 27, 2017

Florence R. Heinlen

Florence R. Heinlen, 99, formerly of Williamsport, died peacefully, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Aristacare of Loyalsock.

Born October 19, 1918 in Anthony Twp., she was a daughter of Clarence and Lizzie (Metzger) Fisher. She was the widow of Roscoe V. Heinlen who died March 19, 2003 after 64 years of marriage.

Florence enjoyed puzzles and word searches. Florence was a member of the former Memorial Baptist Church and a former member of St. John’s Chapel, Linden.

Surviving are her son Richard A. Heinlen of Williamsport, four grandchildren Ruth E. Somers of Schuylkill Haven, Stacy L. Gardner of Williamsport, Lori L. Griffin of Williamsport, and Alicia M. Nixon of Nassau, Bahamas; eight great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, a sister Mildred Cavanaugh of Williamsport, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Suzanne Heinlen in 2015 and four siblings Martha Thompson, Mary Ulmer, Stella Thomas, and Nelson Fisher.

A funeral service to honor the life of Florence will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with The Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station.

Memorial contributions in Florence’s name may be made to Hillview Baptist Church, 40 Hillview Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: December 27, 2017

 




Charles E. Muffley, Jr.

Charles E. Muffley, Jr., 86, of Montoursville, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve at Manor Care South. He was born May 16, 1931 in Williamsport the son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Mhyla Bridinger Muffley.

He is survived by his wife Jean (Bierly) Muffley. Charles and Jean would have celebrated 67 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve. Also surviving are sons Charles E. Muffley, III (Robin), Richard A. Muffley (Kimberly), grandson Daniel A. Muffley (Eugenia), and great granddaughter Emma Muffley.

Charles was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army, and retired from Williamsport Paper Company as a supervisor. He also served as an interim pastor at Christian Missionary Alliance Churches, and youth pastor at Faith Tabernacle. He loved the Lord and his family with all his heart, and will always be remembered for his joyful spirit, his wonderful sense of humor, his amazing story-telling talent, and as a big New York Yankees fan. Charles touched the lives and hearts of many, and he will be very greatly missed.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: December 26, 2017

Helen L. Baylor

Helen L. Baylor, 84, of Williamsport, died peacefully, Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born November 12, 1933 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of James Franklin and Minnie L. (Getchell) Weisel. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerrod L. Baylor March 12, 2016.

Helen retired from Trimtex after for 29 years. She was a member of the former Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She enjoyed reading and keeping herself with busy tasks.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy 3332 Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: December 26, 2017

Nathan K. Crist

Nathan K. Crist, 31, of Montgomery died Monday, December 25, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident.

Born November 7, 1986 in Williamsport, he was a son of Daniel Hayes and Cathy (Crist) Miller.

Nathan was a natural born salesperson who has been selling and trading since he was 11.

Nathan enjoyed fishing, instant tickets and was very loyal to his family, especially his daughter. Nathan recently found Christ and was very generous, kindhearted and always willing to help others in need.

Surviving are his mother and step father, Cathy and Dwayne Miller of Montgomery; his father Daniel Hayes of Florida; his daughter Arianna Adelaide; siblings, Richard (Lindsay) Derrick of Loyalsock Twp., Bryan (Mary) Davenport of Williamsport, Austin Miller of Williamsport, Tabitha Stewart of Louisiana, and Terri Jo Stewart of Mississippi, an aunt, Shawna (Brion) Bartholomew of Williamsport and best friends Wide West “Tylee”, and Amanda Selts.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Woodrow Crist and his uncle, George Woodrow Crist.

A memorial service to honor the life of Nathan will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until the time of service.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to a trust being established for Arianna. Donations may be made payable to Shawna Bartholomew, 1611 Grove Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: December 26, 2017




Mary Ellen Audet

Mary Ellen Audet, 79, of 2140 Warrensville Road, died Tuesday, December 19, at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. She was born in Pittsburgh on April 29, 1938, the daughter of James A. Sr. and Ella R. Bigley Daly. Mary Ellen was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, formerly of Holy Family Catholic Church Mitchelville, Md. Mary Ellen was a secretary at Prince George’s Community College. Her husband, John J. Audet, preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by her sons, Dan, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Greg, of Raleigh N.C. Also surviving is a sister, Judy Noble and brother, Jim Daly, both of Williamsport. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sharon Audet; and sister, Kathleen. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. Interment will be in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, Md. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Pa. Chapter, 2024 Linglestown Road, Suite 104 Harrisburg, PA 17110.


Posted: December 21, 2017

Michael David Barner

Michael David Barner, 44, of Linden, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence.

Michael was born on May 5, 1973 in Williamsport and was the son of David G. Barner of Jersey Shore and the late Joye L. (Fulkrod) Barner. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1991. He had worked at Grizzly Imports, co-owned and operated Ed’s Market in Williamsport and was recently 3rd shift manager at Wegmans in Williamsport. Michael attended the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Jersey Shore. He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and Boston Red Sox and enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his father David and his wife Christine A. Barner, he is survived by one son; Kaden M. Barner, one daughter; Kayla B. Barner (Todd Mack), one granddaughter; Norah R. Mack, one brother; Thomas A. Barner (Colleen), one sister; Tammy S. Haltenhoff (Edward) all of Jersey Shore, two nephews and two nieces.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore, PA where the funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. The service will be officiated by his Uncles Revered John Barner and Reverend Robert Barner.

Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A.

Arrangements being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: December 26, 2017

Megan Elizabeth West

Megan Elizabeth West PA-C, 33, of Williamsport, PA passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Megan was born in Williamsport on April 30, 1984 as the daughter of Kim Crain-Schilpp and John C. West.

She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church where she sang in the folk group when she was younger.

Megan graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science and was employed as a Physician Assistant with Susquehanna Health Surgical Associates.

She enjoyed knitting, cuddling with her dogs, working in the medical field to help others, spending time with friends and family, and growing plants from seeds as an avid gardener.

Several years ago, she organized an event called “Celebration of Life” at Timber Power Yoga, her favorite place to do yoga and to meet new yogis. Previously diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 19 years old, this event celebrated her being cancer-free for ten years. She also started a blog called “Life After Lymphoma” to share what she had formerly survived. Little did she know, she would end up using the same website (https://lifeafterlymphoma.com/) as a diary of her new battle with breast cancer.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Bethany Beach, DE and her father of South Williamsport, PA are her maternal grandmother, Judith Wolf, and paternal grandmother, Mary Jane West, both of Williamsport, PA; siblings LCDR Andrew S. West, stationed in Monterey, CA, Cassandra L. Crowell of Pensacola, FL, Kathryn M. West and J. Patrick West, both of South Williamsport, PA, Christy M. Larkin of Whiteford, MD, and Courtney S. Lynch of Forrest Hill, MD; her significant other Jason M. Beck of Williamsport and his family, parents Robert J. and Joyce A. Beck Sr. of Gallitzin, PA, sister Andrea L. Beck of Harrisburg, PA and brother SFC Robert J. Beck Jr. stationed in Seattle, WA; several nieces, nephews, extended family and “fur babies” Doc Holliday and Vinny.

Megan was preceded in death by her step mother Patricia A. West (Patti), maternal grandfather, Benjamin S. Crain and paternal grandfather, Edward J. West.

They will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home located at 133 East Third Street, Williamsport, from 5 PM to 8 PM on Friday, December 29, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport, at 10 AM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 with Monsignor Neil Van Loon officiating.

A reception will follow at First Ward Fire hall, 573 Hastings Street, South Williamsport – with parking on Main Street.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made in Megan’s name to either Susquehanna Foundation for the benefit of the Cancer Treatment Center, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or a local charity of your choice.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 26, 2017




Merian E. “Bridget” Dieffenbacher

Merian E. “Bridget” Dieffenbacher, 92, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Valley View Nursing Center. She was born February 23, 1925 in Nordmont, PA the daughter of Lloyd L. and Marie Little.

Bridget had worked for the former GTE Sylvania; international Furniture, and was also a self-employed upholsterer and seamstress. For many years she and her husband raised, and showed Wheaten Terriers on the dog show circuit. She served as secretary of the Bald Kennel Club and had served on numerous other positions and committees. She loved ice skating and reading.

She was predeceased by her parents and brother, Marlin L. Little.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years H. Luther “Boots” Dieffenbacher; son Rodnie W. (Gloria) of Montoursville; granddaughter, Shelly A. (Mark) Jolin and great grandson, Ryan A. Jolin.

The funeral and interment in Montoursville Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: December 20, 2017

Harold J. Engel

Harold J. Engel, 82, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

He was married on May 4, 1957 to the late M. Joanne (Dobson) Engel and they had celebrated 58 years as husband and wife until her death in 2016.

Harold was born on March 10, 1935 in Bastress Twp. and was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Hamm) Engel. He was a veteran that served with the US Army. Harold had worked as a truck driver for Follmer’s for 27 years then was a driver with Frito Lay from 1983 - 1988.

Harold is survived by two daughters; Christy A. DeRemer (James, Jr.) of Montgomery and Cathy L. Engel of Hughesville, three grandchildren; Matthew T. Koch of Montgomery, Jennifer M. Stein of Lancaster and Michael J. Stein stationed in Richmond Hill, GA, four great-grandchildren; Jace Allen Thomas Koch, James Godley, Kylee Young and Kaytlyn Young, one brother; Richard Engel of Bastress Twp., two sisters; Louise Bernardi of Hershey and Viola Wright of Cogan Station and one sister-in-law; Gladys Engel of Bastress Twp. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 20, 2017

James A. "Jim" Meuse Sr.

James A. "Jim" Meuse Sr., 83, of Trout Run, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at his home. Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Yvonne M. (Long) Meuse.
 
Born Sept. 27, 1934, in Ralston, he was a son of the late Thomas and Ella (Moser) Meuse.

Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Cuban Crisis. He retired in 2001 from Glenn O. Hawbaker Company as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Jim was a member of Assumption Church in Cascade and life time member of Red Run Rod & Gun Club. He was a former president of Ralston Volunteer Fire Company, affiliated with McIntyre Police Department, and was a former Boy Scout Troop leader. He enjoyed hunting and cherished spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, James A. Meuse Jr., of Ralston, Roger and Rodney Meuse, both of Williamsport; five daughters, Kimberly Meuse, of Montoursville, Yvonne Kurtz, of Williamsport, Kortney Howard, of Montoursville, Roxanna Bigalow, of Muncy, and Ruta Ault, of Trout Run; 16 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, with two great-granddaughters on the way; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way; one brother; five sisters; and a special dog, Rosa the Newf.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela R. Meuse; five brothers; and one sister.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jim will be held 6 p.m. Friday December 29, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome 


Posted: December 21, 2017




Calvin S. “Sonny” Liddic

Calvin S. “Sonny” Liddic, 79, of Williamsport died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born September 5, 1938 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late John and Jane Eyer Liddic.

Sonny was a blacksmith/farrier, horseman and bull rider. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Sonny was a member of First Church of Christ Disciples.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Mary (Johnson) Liddic, a daughter Penny (Roger) Hubbard of Williamsport, a grandson Taylor Hubbard of Williamsport, a brother John (Bartha) Liddic of Canton and four nieces.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

Think of Sonny with a smile.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 19, 2017

Bobbie Yetsko

Bobbie Yetsko, 90, of Williamsport died Monday, December 11, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born August 31, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late James and Vera Berger Crider.

Bobbie was a graduate of Williamsport High School and the former Dickinson Seminary where she was a cheerleader.

Bobbie was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Women’s Club. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Surviving are her sons, Michael of Whitinsville, MA and Terry (Kathleen) of Dracut, MA; four grandchildren, Meredith (Ed) Caggiano, Julianna, Tony (Ashley) and William; four great grandchildren, Anthony, Adalyn, Connor, and Edan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony J. Yetsko in 2007 and a brother, William Crider.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held Wednesday December 27 at 9 a.m. at Wildwood Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. Williamsport. A luncheon will be held following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bobbie’s name may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 19, 2017

Elisabeth L. "Bette" Lynagh

Elisabeth L. "Bette" Lynagh, 94, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

Bette was born in Williamsport on June 10, 1923, a daughter of William C. and Elizabeth J. Loftus Spooner.

She was a 1941 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She had been employed at the former West Branch Bank, at Brodart and retired after 32 years at Annunciation Church.

Bette was a very active member of Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish, she had been a volunteer in the kitchen and with bingo for many years. She was a member of the Arts and Crafts Ladies, St. Ann's Senior Citizens group, Top of the Hill Club, D.P.H. Auxiliary, she was also a counselor for the Junior Catholic Daughters, and a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Surviving are two daughters and their families: Elizabeth "Betsy" (James) Falls, of Beech Creek, Ann (James) McDermott, of Williamsport; grandchildren, Kara (Matthew) Persun, Eric (Natalie) Steppe, Melissa (Matthew) Eby, Seth Falls, Emily Falls, Joel (Stephanie) McDermott, Jermey (Kristy) McDermott, David (Erin) McDermott; 12 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mary Chamberlin, of Montoursville, William (Rita) Spooner, of Poway, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, her husband William T. Lynagh; and a brother-in-law, Charles Chamberlin predeceased her.

The family will receive family and friends in the church portico from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday Dec. 22, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Bette's name may be made to either St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Alzheimer's Assoc., 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 20, 2017




Irving M. Cabelly

Irving M. Cabelly, 88, of Riverside, passed away quietly in the company of his family at Riverwoods Adams Center in Lewisburg PA, after a prolonged battle with cancer. A memorial service celebrating Irving’s life and accomplishments will be held at Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home at 10 AM, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 500 W 4th St., Williamsport, PA. A graveside service will immediately follow at Ohev Sholom Cemetery, Montoursville, PA.

Born in 1929, in Bronx, NY, Irving was the youngest of four sons born to Menachem Eli Cabelly and Annie Moises Jeuda. At a young age Irving and his family relocated to Berwick, PA where he spent his early years. After graduating from Berwick High School in 1947 Irving enlisted in the United States Navy. After completing basic training Irving served one year of active duty on the aircraft carrier USS Block Island. Completing his initial tour of duty, he remained in the naval reserves until being called up for active duty to serve in the Korean Conflict in 1952. During the Korean Conflict he was reassigned to the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea. Irving’s active duty service afforded him a unique opportunity to travel around the world as it took him to various ports of call throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.

After proudly serving his country in military service, Irving married his wife Marian in 1954 and continued his prior civilian career working in the garment industry. In January of 1960, Irving and Marian moved to Riverside, PA where they lived, loved and labored until his passing. While living in Riverside, Irving devoted himself to his career where he worked for more than 40 years at Danville Manufacturing Co., Suncom Industries (Northumberland, PA), and Lady Esther Garment Manufacturing (New York, NY). Irving brought a unique blend of inventiveness, practicality and pride in workmanship to everything he did. This pride in workmanship served him well throughout his career as he established himself as an expert in operational efficiency and manufacturing productivity. Irving was best known for his ingenuity, problem solving, and mechanical abilities which complimented his strong work ethic and determination. Irving retired from the garment industry in 1996.

As a devoted husband of 63 years to the love of his life Marian Cabelly, Irving and Marian were parents of three. When Irving was not enthusiastically supporting his sons with their various sporting, school events and other activities, Irving devoted significant time and energy to his religious life and beloved Synagogue. Irving served as an active member of the Ohev Sholom Congregation in Williamsport where he served on several synagogue committees and could be counted on as a member of a devoted group of congregants who helped to keep this religious community alive in Central Pennsylvania over the many years.

He was an avid woodworking enthusiast and could often be found in his garage workshop building projects for himself and his family. He genuinely loved working on projects around the house and caring for the family home and property in Riverside. He was “always there” for family and friends, as he worked tirelessly to make sure his family was well provided for. He passed along his sense of family, community, hard work and determination as a legacy for his children and future generations. Irving left his positive mark on the world, quietly and dependably, not with grand gestures but by doing what is right and living his life as an example to be held by his family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Irving is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife Marian, sons: Martin (Bloomsburg, PA), David (Richboro, PA), and Jonathan (Mountain Lakes, NJ); daughters-in-law: Cinde, Catherine, and Aileen; grandchildren: Ian, Erin, Sara, and Jeremy. Irving was preceded in death by his Brothers, Leo (Eli), Morris, and Abraham.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Irving’s name to Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF).


Posted: December 18, 2017

Ralph Emil Lucht

Ralph Emil Lucht, 86, of Williamsport, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, December 16, 2017. 

Born April 24, 1931 in Rochester, New York, he was a son of  Albert and Mary Lucht. 

Ralph attended school in Rochester, and then for his high school years, was accepted to Mercersburg Academy Prep School, Mercersburg, PA, graduating in 1950. While at Mercersburg, he was a good athlete and excelled in swimming. Ralph won the New York State Championship for the backstroke in 1950, setting a new state record.  He was the captain of the life guards at Lake Ontario during summer breaks. 

In 1951, Ralph joined the U.S. Marine Corps and just before dispatching to Korea, he injured his knee keeping him from active duty.  He returned to Rochester, married and had three sons.  Ralph remarried "the love of his life", Diane Arlene Myers.

Ralph and Diane lived in upstate New York raising their children until they bought Beltone Hearing Aid Service and moved to Williamsport in 1976.  Ralph loved to play chess and became president of the chess league.  He was an avid golfer, travelled around the world and cruised to many sea ports.  He was a member of the Lucky Lincoln Investment Club for many years.  He was  good at Texas Hold'em and didn't often lose.  He was a real estate owner and president of the land lord's association in Williamsport for many years.  His keen insight and excellent business ethics created a legacy for his family, his son, Ralph K. Lucht and grandchildren remain in the business.  Beltone of Williamsport remains strong in our community under Elvira and Anthony Ferraro after 42 years.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Diane and Lila; a son Danny Lucht, daughter JoDee A. Hoffert; his only brother, Bob Lucht and infant great-granddaughters, Serenity Grace and Alayna.

 Surviving are a son, Ralph K. Lucht (Sandy) of Pottsville, Jerome C. Lucht (Debbie)  and daughter, April Lucht Mingos of Williamsport, grandchildren, Jesse Lucht (Mandi), Sarah Lucht Whitley (Tom), Michael Lucht (Allison) , Daniel Lucht, Will Hoffert ( Jaycee), John Hoffert (Rachel), and Jodie Mingos-Smith (Matt),  great-grandchildren, Brenden Lucht Carl, Karsyn and Lucas Lucht, Gracie and Lena Lucht, Liam, Quinn, and Addison Hoffert, Ville Hoffert and Julianna Reed.

Ralph had a full life enjoying the good things, he was a risk taker and enjoyed new people and places.  Ralph E. Lucht would tell you "I did it my way" 

There will be no service.  He will be buried with his wife, Diane in Lima, NY in the spring.

In memory of Ralph, donations may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF), in memory of his brother, Bob Lucht , P.O. Box 1848 Longmont, CA 80502.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 19, 2017

Shirley B. (Hagenbuch) Michael

Shirley B. (Hagenbuch) Michael, 98, of Hughesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Susquehanna Health Systems Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Muncy.

Born March 26, 1919 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Mary (Shaw) Hagenbuch. She was married for 43 years to Robert C. Michael who preceded her in death on June 7, 1988.

Shirley was a 1937 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and enjoyed attending their alumni events. She was blessed to attend her 75th Class Reunion in June 2012. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hughesville. Earlier in life she worked for two retail stores in Hughesville and was a Fuller Brush sales agent for over 25 years. She enjoyed knitting and reading. She was an avid card player and shared her love of game playing with each of her children and grandchildren. She was a member of several card clubs in the Muncy/Hughesville area and played regularly in one of them for over 50 years. For many years she was a member of the Hughesville Garden Club and Business & Professional Women, serving in officer capacities of both.

Surviving are a son, Larry L. (Ginni) Michael of Hughesville; a daughter Patricia M. (Skip) Capone of Weaverville, NC; four grandchildren, Matthew Martin, Seth Martin, Colby Martin, and Kristen Avery; and four great-grandchildren Benjamin and Evelyn Martin, and Cooper and Colton Avery.

Friends and family are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cinda Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions be made in Shirley’s memory to the Susquehanna Health Foundation SN&RC (Willows Unit), 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 19, 2017




Deena J. Cooper

Deena J. Cooper, a resident of Muncy, died peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017, with her husband by her side.

Born September 10, 1977, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late D. Blaine Cooper and his beloved wife Diana (Yavorski). On July 4, 2015 Deena was joined in love with Christopher Hrapowicki.

Deena graduated from Warrior Run High School in 1996 where she was an inspiring artist and graphic designer. She attended Pennsylvania College of Technology, graduating with a bachelor’s in Graphic Design in 2001. She enjoyed designing many different projects and was employed by Keystone Advertising.

Deena was an all-star cheerleading coach. She was the co-founder of the Williamsport Twisters. During her time as a coach, she helped her teams win numerous local, state and national titles. She was a tough coach who loved everyone in her program immensely. Her motto to the teams was, “FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND!”

She spent her extra time with her sister coaching and enjoying family time at Lake Mokoma. She would also spend time with her “Toots”, Hailey (her god daughter and niece) and her “Tut”, Toren (her nephew).

She is survived by her husband Christopher Hrapowicki; his daughters, Emily Bieber and Tracy Sessoms; her mother, Diana Y. Cooper; her sister (also known as “Her Person”), Stacy E. Ferraro; her brother B. Christopher Cooper and wife Kelley; and Hailey and Toren Cooper niece and nephew. Also surviving are Julia and David Howell, aunt and uncle; cousins, Amy and husband PJ Harte (Nora and Sullivan), cousins Daniel and Jamie Howell (Emma, Beckett and Griffin), Susan D. Mabus and Albert Mabus, aunt and uncle, cousins Lance and Melissa Mabus (Lincoln) and cousin Erika Mabus. Also, her Aunt Donna (cousins Cherissa and Ariyana), and Aunt Kitty (with numerous adoring cousins).

Family was important to her, as were many friends that were like family including Chad and Jason, Michelle and Brent (and “Hammy”), and Michelle and John (Madison and Jesse).

She was preceded in death by her father, D. Blaine Cooper last May.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 22, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. Burial will follow in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home to help defray the funeral costs.

Also, the family would like to thank everyone who supported Deena during her fight, especially those who were generous. Donations could also be made to the Kick Cancer 5K/ Country Store Venison Processing, which benefits local people fighting cancer. 607 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 18, 2017

Marie J. Jacoby

Marie J. Jacoby, 75 of Cascade Twp., passed away December 17, at her residence. She was born October 9, 1942 in Beech Creek the daughter of the late Calvin F. and Ruth J. Biddle Robb.

She was a member of Wallis Run U.M. Church and was a Certified Nurses Aid.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Kermit “Don” Smith; son Jon, three grandchildren and step sister, Winifred Fowler.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley G. Jacoby; sons, Don, Ron, Rex, and daughter, Sherri Jacobs; 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, at the Wallis Run U.M. Church, 9915 Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771 with the Rev. Katherine Behrens officiating. Friends will be received Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: December 18, 2017

Sara Jane (Bell) Norman

Sara Jane (Bell) Norman, 97, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Rose View Center.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 18, 2017




Nancy P. Sauer

Nancy P. Sauer, 93, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at home on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Born February 16, 1924 in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late John E. and Lenna M. (Braddock) Person, Sr.

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Dickinson College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lycoming College. She spent 23 years in education as a teacher at Loyalsock Township High School.

Nancy was a life member of Pine Street United Methodist Church and served on the altar guild and membership committee. She was part of the Loyalsock Garden Club, Clio Club and loved to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies and her grandchildren at their many sporting events. Nancy had a special place in her heart for the family cabin on Loyalsock creek where many summers were spent and fond memories were made.

Nancy enjoyed life, family members and many friends. She was always there to brighten the lives of others and her role as an educator and mentor did not stop at the classroom door as she impacted the lives of many.

Surviving are four children who were the pride and joy of her life; Barbara S. (Stephen) Flock, of Williamsport, Marcia S. Spariosu of Yellow Springs, OH, Robert B. (Susan) Sauer of Montoursville, and Patricia E. Bausinger of Williamsport. Her beloved grandchildren; Corey C. Flock and Bryan W. Bausinger both of Williamsport, Rachel A. (Ryan) Schreiter of Wyndmoor, Matthew T. Bausinger of Montoursville; two great-grandchildren, Annette and Ezra; and a brother, John E. “Jack” Person, Jr, of Williamsport. The legacy of Nancy's kind spirit, passion for family, faith and zest for life will live on through them.

Nancy was preceded in death by a sister, MaryHelen P. Gates and a son-in-law, John P. Spariosu.

A funeral service to honor the life of Nancy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, December 22 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 21 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 c/o Susquehanna Homecare and Hospice.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 18, 2017

Joseph M. Hallabuk

Joseph M. Hallabuk, 71, Mayor of Laporte, PA, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Joe was born July 25, 1946, the son of John and Gladys (Young) Hallabuk. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elinor W. Hallabuk; a son, Kirk A. (Trace) Hallabuk, of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Noah and Mariah Hallabuk, Logan and Case Ertel; and a sister, Marion Ryan, of Acworth, GA.

Joe was raised in Laporte, PA, and graduated from Sullivan County High School, the first graduating class in 1964. He also graduated from the Williamsport Area Community College with an associate degree in Mechanical Drafting. Joe worked at PennDOT as a highway designer, retiring in 2001.

Being very active in community activities, Joe was past president and life member of the Laporte Borough Fire Company. He was past president of Mountian Ash Cemetery Association, and past commissioner of Sullivan County AYSO soccer. Joe was proud to be co-founder of Carpenter’s Cruise, which has become an annual event. In addition, he was a U.S. Army veteran. His pride was his 1966 Chevy truck which he enjoyed driving and taking to shows.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, at the Laporte United Methodist Church, 723 Main Street, Laporte, PA, with Pastor Cheryl Houser officiating. Private interment will follow in Mountian Ash Cemetery, Laporte. Visitation will be at the church, one hour prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name to the Laporte Borough Fire Company, P.O. Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: December 18, 2017

Dale Bower Stebner

Dale Bower Stebner, 77, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Grace K. (Shive) Stebner on May 11, 2017.

Born Jan. 11, 1940, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Raymond F. and Helen J. (Bower) Stebner.

Dale was a graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1958 to 1962. He was formerly employed by AVCO Financial Services in Lock Haven and retired from M&T Bank after 30 years of service. Dale had worked at M&T in Montgomery, Sunbury, Lycoming Mall and Center City.

Dale was a member of St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church where he was part of the Dorothy Long Sunday School Class. He served on the Boards of Divine Providence and Muncy Valley Hospitals, the Hiawatha and Allenwood Federal Prison Community Board.

Surviving are a son, David B. Stebner (Michelle) and three grandchildren, Hannah Grace, Natalie Rose, and Joshua Aron Stebner, all of Rhode Island; and a sister Sandra D. McGinnis, of Montoursville.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Donna L. Spiegel.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dale will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Jennett Wertz officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made in Dale’s name to St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 18, 2017




Annabel J. Hepburn

Annabel J. Hepburn, 92, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born September 8, 1925 in Eldred Twp. a daughter of Frank S. and Edna Stutz Fogleman.

Annabel spent much of her life working on the family farm milking cows, tending a huge garden, and spent many hours at her sewing machine making outfits for her four girls. She had a strong faith, loved her family, especially her grandchildren. We will miss Mom’s never ending ability to “gently” rock our worlds.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Robert J., and her siblings, Thelma Ackerman, William Fogleman, Kathryn Schick and Helen Fogleman.

Annabel is survived by her daughters, Debbie A. (Dale) Hepburn of Palm Coast, FL, Patti L. (Eric) Lundy of Williamsport, Robin J. (John) Tebbs of Montoursville and Tammy J. (Raymond) Baier of Williamsport; grandchildren, Jessica, Rachel, Daniel, Courtland, Harlan, Caleb, and great grandchildren, Brecken and Auden.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: December 15, 2017

Lehman Elwood “Pete” Myers

Lehman Elwood “Pete” Myers
Pete was predeceased by his wife of 66 years; Natley (Bush) Myers who passed away in September of 2012. Natley was born and raised in Emporium.

He was also predeceased by parents: Richard & Clara (Grove) Myers

The Myers resided for many years in Loyalsock Township.

Pete graduated from Williamsport High School in 1943 after a three month furlough to go to Emporium and work for Sylvania. He worked for 9 months in Emporium and then entered the Army Aviation Cadet Program for 2 years. Upon discharge he returned to Emporium in January 1946. He worked in an apprenticeship program for 4 years and then continued his employment as a tool and diemaker machinist until he transferred to Williamsport in 1959.

In 1965 Sylvania sold the operation on Westminister Drive to Litton Industries. Pete worked 10 years in leadership before becoming the shop foreman for 14 years until his retirement in 1990 after 47 years of service.

Pete was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church where he served 36 years as lay leader. He and his wife sang in the choir at Faxon Kenmar for many years. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Consistory where he sang in the choir.

Pete had two sisters who lived in the Williamsport area: Thelma Stahl and Florence Blank. He also two brothers: Lester who resided in Williamsport and Richard who resided in Sunbury.

Surviving members of Pete’s family are 2 sons: Robert (Linda) of Wyomissing and James (Diane) of Williamsport. He also was blessed with 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In 1950 Pete helped organize the Cameron County Little League where he served as one of the original managers until he moved to Williamsport in 1959. After moving to Williamsport he became a Little League manager in Loyalsock’s Little League and Sr. Division Little League. Pete also coached in the Sunday school basketball league and was recognized with the “Coach of the Year” award. He and his wife were strong supporters of Loyalsock athletics.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Memorial donations may be made to the Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave. in Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Posted: December 15, 2017

Janet L. Green

Janet L. Green, 83, of South Williamsport, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. Green Jr.

Born Nov. 30, 1934, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Madeline (Dapp) Kline Sr. 

Janet was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was instrumental in moving the Mummer’s day parade from Tuesday to Saturday and was very active with the Mummer’s for 34 years. While her children were growing up she volunteered with the PTA, baseball and football teams and cheerleading squad. She always attended her children and granddaughters sporting events, band concerts, chorus concerts and dance recitals. Janet loved and cherished being a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed books, was an excellent cook and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are a son, David H. Green, of Williamsport; a daughter, Sharon M. Shutt (Eugene), of Montoursville; four granddaughters, Emily and Marcella Green, Richele Little (Dan), and Melanie Shutt (Alex Myers); a brother, Kenneth Kline, of Mechanicsburg and a sister-in-law, L. Jane Kline, of Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur B. Kline Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn A. Green; and a sister-in-law, Judy Kline.

A funeral service to honor the life of Janet will be held 3 p.m. Monday, December 18 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Ronald D. Savits officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. 

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 18, 2017




Robert C. "Bob" Prettyman

Robert C. "Bob" Prettyman, 78, of Williamsport and currently a resident of Valley View Nursing Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 13, 2017.

He was born in Wilmington, Del. on July 6, 1939, a son of Carroll and Anne (Cluff) Prettyman.

Bob received his undergraduate degree from Temple University and his masters degree from Millersville University. He served as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent in the Towanda School District. He also was a retired pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Canton.

Bob enjoyed reading the bible and attending bible study at Valley View. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

His first wife, the fomer Mary Jane Rothermel, died March 30, 2002.

Surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen M. McQuillen; son, Brian A. Prettyman, of Muncy; daughters, Amy L. Quattrini, of Waverly, N.Y., Mary Beth Prettyman, of Martinsburg, W Va., Tammy L. (Kenneth) Carle, of Towanda; step-daughters, Patricia Brinser, of Oxford, Ala. and Leona (Edward) Johnson, of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, John (Katherine) Prettyman, of Macon, Ga.; and sister, Faith (Steven) McVey, of Sarasota, Fla.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, from 10:30 a.m until 12 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. David Bixler, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the activities fund at Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 15, 2017

Anne Rosato

Anne Rosato, 100, formerly of Williamsport, died on Dec. 11, 2017. She was the daughter of John and Angelina Penna Leo. She was a member of St Joseph the Worker Parish. Her husband, Raymond (Bim) Rosato died Feb. 5, 1979. Anne is survived by her son and daughter, Joseph and Maryjo and daughter-in-law Elaine and son-in-law Bill. Anne was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Leo; sisters, Louise Casale, Angeline Cunningham; and brother, John Leo Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brian VanFossan officiating. Friends may call at the church portico form 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be held at the Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


Posted: December 15, 2017

Warren L. Marshall

Warren L. Marshall, 79, of Linden was carried away by angels to his new front porch in the sky on December 14, 2017.

Born October 6, 1938 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William and Lena Myers Marshall.

Warren retired as a machinist from Textron. He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church.

Warren was a great historian and story teller. He enjoyed sitting on his porch telling stories to family and friends. Warren was also an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his children, Carrie Brungard, Scott (Wanda), Jeffrey (Susan), all of Linden, Chad (Teresa) of Northeast, MD; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Florence A. Marshall, two sons, Warren Jr. and Charles; a granddaughter, Erica Marshall; one great grandchild; eight siblings; and a son in law Joseph Brungard.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 15, 2017




William L. Harris

William L. Harris, 62, of Eldred Twp., passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 19, 1955 in Williamsport a son of Carl L. and Betty L. Campbell Harris.

Bill attended Montoursville High School. He worked in many government capacities retiring from Homeland Security, he had also worked as a planner for Lycoming Co. and built and ran a 50’s Starlight Dinner in Hughesville. He enjoyed genealogy, hunting, fishing, flea markets, Blue Grass events, and voicing his opinions. Bill served in the Army and was a member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104 in Montoursville.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Carla E. Long and brother, Michael E. Harris.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen D. Long; son, Jason W. Harris; daughter, Katie (Greg) Woods; sister, Cindy A. Harris and his grandchildren, Selma Harris and Hannah Woods.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted: December 13, 2017

Ellsworth Robert "Bob" Vollmer

Ellsworth Robert "Bob" Vollmer, Jr. 85, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital, with his family at his side.

Born October 14, 1932 in Williamsport, he was a son of Ellsworth, Sr. and Grace (Sarvey) Vollmer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Vollmer.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Lundy Lumber and Your Building Center after 34 years. Bob was a member of the VFW Post #7683 Duboistown, and he enjoyed woodworking and carpentry and helping anyone with a project. He enjoyed playing his organ, listening to music, especially organ and polka music, and taking rides in 1971 Ford LTD convertible.

Surviving are his wife Kay F. (Chilson) Vollmer, two sons Ronald Harter of Florida, and Robert Vollmer (Robin) of Williamsport, two daughters Carol Stidfole (Robert) of Montoursville, and Holly Vollmer of Williamsport, three grandchildren Cathy Clark, Robert Vollmer, II, and Ronald Harter, III, four great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two sisters Helen Forney (Ed) of Kenneth Square, and Charlotte Clemons (William) of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ellsworth will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Third St. United Methodist Church 931 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 13, 2017

Cecelia M. Tironie

Cecelia M. Tironie, 93, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. She was the wife of the late Bernard C. Tironie, who died October 29, 2012. They were married on February 7, 1977.

Born May 7, 1924 in English Center, she is the daughter of the late Claude and Jesse (Hoppis) English. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Sylvania, Halls Station, until its closing. Prior to that, she was employed at Muncy Valley Hospital in the housekeeping department. Cecelia enjoyed watching various wildlife and the natural beauty of her surroundings from her home. She was kind, caring, and compassionate towards all living things.
Surviving is a brother, Walter (Peggy) English of Williamsport; a special friend, Sandra (Craig) Knipe of Cogan Station; her caregivers, Cindy (David) Shearer of Hughesville, and Lela Hawley of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-father, Grover Updegraff; four brothers, Boyd, Lemons, Hazey, and Harry; and three sisters, Stella, Alice, and Desdamana.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Salvatore A. Minnella,Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cecelia's name to Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Dr, Williamsport, PA 17702.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: December 14, 2017




Mary E. Thompson

Mary E. Thompson, 88, of Linden, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Donald S. Thompson Sr.

Born Feb. 25, 1929, in Linden, she was a daughter of Watson and Margaret (Panion) Grove.

Mary was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church. She was a member and past treasurer of local chapter No. 47 D.A.V. ladies auxiliary.

Mary enjoyed shopping, bingo, classic country music and the many activities at the AristaCare of Loyalsock Nursing Home.

She was a homemaker and caregiver to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout her life and whom she greatly treasured.

Surviving are five children: Ann Hodge, of Linden, Bonnie J. Worth (Joe), of Linden, Donald S. Thompson Jr. (Mary), of Linden, Steve L. Thompson (Tina), of Jersey Shore, and Connie S. Dawes (Dave), of Montoursville; 15 grandchildren: Lisa Chambers, Kim Kauffman, Tina Baity, Tiffany and Susan Rowles, Joel and Christian Worth, Jason and Jeremy Thompson, Megan Kulp, Bree Wert, Carly and Watson Thompson, Sondra and Lauren Dawes; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Weber, of Muncie, Indiana; and first cousin, Robert and Shirley Grove, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Sheldon Grove.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 14, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Salladasburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight Confer Funeral Home and from 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Mary's name be made to Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Road, Linden, PA 17744 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Arlena A. Stackhouse

Arlena A. Stackhouse, 88, of Unityville, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at The Gardens at Millville.

Born October 21, 1929 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Woodside) Shaner. On July 7, 1947 she married the late, Guy R. Stackhouse, who preceded her in death on November 6, 1994.

Arlena enjoyed being outside doing yardwork, and she also enjoyed her dogs.

She is survived by two sons, Richard W. Stackhouse of Muncy, and Guy L. (Nancy) Stackhouse of Benton; five grandchildren; and four great-granchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Larry E. Stackhouse; a sister, Helen Taylor; and a brother, LeRoy Shaner.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Thomas Brokaw officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 12, 2017

James (Jim) Francis Morris

James (Jim) Francis Morris, 76, a resident of Williamsport PA, formerly of Dunlo, PA, passed away at UPMC Susquehanna on Friday Dec. 8, 2017 with family at his side.

Jim was born in Windber, Pa on Nov. 14, 1941 the son of John and Ruth (Long) Morris. He was a 1959 graduate of Beaverdale-Wilmore High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1961 until 1968. He was a coal mine foreman and a member of the United Mine Workers.
He was a member of the former Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Dunlo, Holy Spirit Parish and later St. Michael’s Parish. Jim was an active member of the Dunlo-Llanfair post of the American Legion, the Dunlo Rod & Gun Club (at one time serving as vice-president) and a member of the Slovak American Citizens Club.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid sportsman—hunting, fly fishing, ice fishing, tying flies, canoeing. He had a life-long love of the outdoors. His appreciation for music led him to play in a band, Brookside, with some of his siblings.

He and his wife, the former Vivien R. Yonkoski, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary July 18, 2017. They were married while he was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. In addition, he is survived by four children and their spouses; Kraig M. (Linda) Morris of McElhattan, Kelly M. (John) Pellegrino of Williamsport, Gretchen A. (Benjamin) Brubaker of Homer City, James F. (Laura) Morris of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; nine grandchildren, Joseph and Hannah Morris, Kaitlyn and Nicholas Pellegrino, Damian, Hayden and Cassandra Michael, John and Elizabeth Morris, six siblings, John, Paul, Edward, Margaret, William and David.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Adelaide Morris, and brother, Thomas Morris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Parish, 751 Locust St., St. Michael, PA on Jan. 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Warchola officiating, followed by burial at Corpus Christ Cemetery in Dunlo, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to; Beaverdale Public Library, 506 Jefferson Ave., Beaverdale, PA 15921.

To share a fond memory or sign a register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 13, 2017

 




Echo L. Harper

Echo L. Harper, 33, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna after a yearlong battle with melanoma cancer.

Born October 26, 1984 in Williamsport she is a daughter of Mary L. (Richard) Kurtz of Williamsport.

Echo attended Walk by Faith Full Gospel Church. She was the proud mother of her son, Colton A. Montgomery and her daughter, Alyvia M. Harper. Echo cherished her role as a mother, and loved being with her children, especially taking trips to the park to play. She was a talented self-made makeup and hair artist who enjoyed all things, hair, cosmetics and beauty.

Surviving in addition to her mother and children are two brothers, Dustin R. Schmouder (Danielle McFadden) of Cogan Station and DeWayne A. (Rhonda) Harris of Williamsport; three nephews and one niece; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.

Echo was preceded in death by her biological father, Chris A. Harper in 2008 and her grandparents.

A funeral service to honor the life of Echo will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 15 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport with Rev. Ronald Morgret, Jr. officiating. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 14, at Knight-Confer. Burial will be held privately in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Branch Valley Credit Union, 1640 High Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, payable to Mary Kurtz c/o Echo Harper's children to assist with expenses.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Allen E. Malick

Allen E. Malick, 95, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.

www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Gary A. Roupp

Gary A. Roupp, 78, of Williamsport died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his residence.

Born August 10, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of Grant and Lydia Reed Roupp.

Gary was a 1957 graduate of Williamsport High School and also graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in Welding. He retired as a welder from Textron in 1999.

Gary was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he served as past treasurer and assistant treasurer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a life member of the Marine Corps League, and the American Legion Post 617. Gary was a 32nd Degree Mason and was member of the Ivy Lodge #397 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, Royal Arch Mason Chapter 222, Zafar Grotto and Fall Creek Hunting Club where he served as treasurer.

Gary enjoyed playing guitar, hunting, and participated in the Toys For Tots program.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Nancy R. (Shaffer) Roupp; two sons, Mark S. (Maureen) of Williamsport, and Michael D. (Kelly Warner) of Montgomery, his mother, Lydia Roupp of Cogan Station, seven grandchildren, Ryan, Josh, Brittaney, Megan, Wyatt, Matthew, Christopher; seven great grandchildren, Kendra, Kilian, Camden, Henley, Brooks, Sawyer, Everly; three siblings, Faye (Ron) Cortright, Debra (Steve) Shilling and Dennis (Tammy) Roupp, all of Cogan Station.

He was preceded in death by his father Grant Roupp.

A memorial service to honor the life of Gary will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with The Rev. David Byerly, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary’s name may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, C/O the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com.


Posted: December 12, 2017





Kenneth E. “Kenny” Reeder

Kenneth E. “Kenny” Reeder, 90, formerly of Newberry, passed peacefully into God’s loving hands, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born January 28, 1927 in his former Newberry home, a son of George H. and Jennie M. Scott Reeder, Sr.

Ken was a veteran of WW II serving in the Army, and in 1950 enlisted in the Ari Force where he served during the Korean War as a jet mechanic. After the war Ken was the owner of Ken’s Korner Market in Newberry and later worked many years at Vidmar and Bethlehem Steel.

Ken was a 69 year member of the American Legion Post #617 in South Williamsport, was a life member of the NRA and a member of the Thousand Yard Club in Trout Run. He was an avid long range hunter and loved going for long rides in his Lincoln. He knew every back road in Lycoming Co., if he got lost he used to say the road comes out somewhere!

He is survived by the love of his life the former Lois Sheets, and together resided at the Meadows for the past year; his step children, Jack L. (Karen) Fessler and Gina L. (Carl) Myers, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister in law, Nancy (Losch) Reeder; nieces and nephews, Sandra Burlein, Cheryl A. (Randy) Garrett, Bill (Jennie) Burlein, Steve (Lori) Bonnell, Gloria (George) Ferguson, Bob (Suz) Bonnell, Rebecca Reeder, Patricia (Curt) Henry, JoAnn (Al) Neidig, Beth (Tim) Frontz, and many great nieces and nephews.

Ken was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Margaret Palermo and Lois Bonnell; brothers, Bud, Bob, and George, niece, Janis Boyles Foresman, nephew, Robert Scott Reeder, and a step son, Steve W. Fessler.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: December 12, 2017

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Emerick

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Emerick, 92, of North Bend passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Bucktail Medical Center.

Born on January 22, 1925 in North Bend, she was the daughter of the late Patsey and Hazel Campbell Smith.

On May 5, 1950 she married the love her life, Charles Jacques Emerick, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1989.

During the War, Betty was employed at Sylvania before becoming a homemaker.
She was a member of the North Bend Methodist Church.

Betty was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Renovo.
Betty enjoyed playing Euchre, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, and enjoyed cooking which she was very good at.

Surviving are her sons, Tim (Linda) Emerick of Avis and Charles J. “Jack” (Sue) Emerick of Berlin, Maryland and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert, James, Paul and Edward Smith and a sister, Edna Smith.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Bucktail Medical Center, 1001 Pine St., Renovo, Pa 17764.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.


Posted: December 12, 2017

Mitchel D. Murray

Mitchel D. Murray, 55, of Unityville, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home.

Born March 8, 1962 in Bloomsburg, he was a son of Clara J. (Wilson) the late Lester W. Murray.

Mitchel was a kind man, and always cared for others. He enjoyed hunting, especially running his beagles. Mitchel also loved his terrier, Missy. He loved spending time with family, and one of his greatest enjoyments was riding motorcycles and four wheelers with his son.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Lila (John) Causer of Unityville; two step-sons, Aaron Kessler of Muncy, and Tony (Laura) Kessler of Unityville; a step-daughter, Amanda Laura of New Port Richie, FL; a nephew, Cory Causer of Unityville; two great-nieces, Paydon and Piper Causer.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a niece, Bonnie Jean Causer; and nephew, Johnny Lynn Causer.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 13 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 12, 2017




Wanda Y. (Glidewell) Eichenlaub

Wanda Y. (Glidewell) Eichenlaub, 68, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born July 9, 1949, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Cleon Arthur and Hazel M. (Blair) Glidewell.

Wanda was a 1967 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from the former Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in Nursing. She was employed as an LPN at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center and various local nursing homes. Wanda retired from West Pharmaceutical Services.
She was a cat lover and enjoyed reading James Patterson book, bingo, word finds and crocheting.

Surviving are a son, Christian M. Mundell (Michelle), of Linden; two grandsons, Christian M. Mundell II and Nicholas A. Mundell; a brother, Stanley R. Glidewell (Shirley), of Picture Rocks; two step-grandsons, Anthony J. Golder and Alexander B. Clark; a step-great-grandson, Reese A. Golder; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service to honor the life of Wanda will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, December 9 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Cogan House Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Wanda’s name to Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Philips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Beckoning Cat Project at https://beckoningcatproject.org.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Antoinette Casale

Antoinette Casale, 98, of Williamsport, passed away Dec. 6, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna with her family at her side. She was born in Williamsport on March 23, 1919, a daughter of Frank and Rose Taddeo Cioffi.

She was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church now St. Joseph the Worker Parish and a member of the church’s Christian Women’s Society. Antoinette was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed Italian cooking.

Surviving are two sons, Neil A. (Carol) Casale, of Williamsport and Ralph (Carol) Casale, of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Thomas R. (Anne) Casale, Jonathan M. (Becky) Casale and Neil R. Casale; great-grandchildren, Isabella Antoinette, Dominic A., Michael R., and Matteo T.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years, Ralph Casale Sr. on June 21, 1988; a brother Thomas in 1969; and a sister Carmen Genua in 2001.

The family will receive family and friends at the church portico on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St. with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Antoinette’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E.Third St., Williamsport. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 7, 2017

Mary L. Bowersox

Mary L. Bowersox, 82, of Linden, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert P. "Bob" Bowersox, on Jan. 2, 2015.

Born April 3, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Oscar J. and Mary L. (Evans) Bartlett.

Mary was a 1953 graduate of G.A.R. Memorial High School, received her nursing certificate from Wyoming Valley Hospital School of Nursing, and was a 1976 graduate of Bloomsburg University with her bachelor of science in nursing. She was formerly employed at Williamsport Hospital where she worked in the Operating Room, was an Operating Room Nursing instructor, a paramedic instructor, and retired from Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Williamsport. Mary enjoyed reading, however, her biggest joy was spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane L. Havrilla (Edward R.), of Williamsport and Jennifer L. White (Brian D.), of Hammondsport; three grandsons, Daniel J. Havrilla, Gregory J. Ditomasso, and Joseph I. Havrilla; and a sister-in-law, Alice M. Bartlett, of Dallas.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles E. Bartlett.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mary will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Richard D. Waters officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 15 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport and from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name be made to First UMC, 604 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 7, 2017




Helen L. Packard

Helen L. Packard, 84, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock. Surviving is her husband of 65 years, H. Wayne Packard.

Born Dec. 24, 1932, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harold L. and Hilda R. (Confair) Miller-Royer.

Helen was a 1950 graduate of Williamsport High School and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was formerly employed at Western Union for 21.5 years and retired from the Department of Public Assistance after another 21 years.

She was the first woman in the press box at Bucknell University and the Little League World Series. Helen was an excellent cook and baker, she made delicious pies, Easter eggs and apple dumplings.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Timothy W. Packard (Connie), of Montoursville and a granddaughter, Lindsey J. Packard.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Neff.

A memorial service to honor the life of Helen will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Wagner-Pizza and the Rev. Jeffrey A. Packard co-officiating. The family will received friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Fay L. Stonge

Fay L. Stonge, 70, of Linden died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her residence.

Born February 1, 1947 in Williamsport, She was a daughter of the late Chester R. and Muriel L. Ely Kahle.

Fay was a 1965 graduate of Montgomery High School and also a graduate of Empire Beauty School.

She retired as a Program Aide from Hope Enterprise after 17 years of service. Fay and her husband Gary were foster parents to more than 30 Children over a 10 year period. Fay was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Fay loved cats, Elvis music, collecting antiques, going to drag races with her husband and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary L. Stonge; children Bethany Michelle Stonge, Gary E. (Sherry) Stonge and Jamie L. (Andrea T.) Stonge all of Montoursville, grandchildren Travis J. and Ashley N. Bastian, Brandon L. (Alissa) Stonge, Colin H. Stonge, Ashley Schrecongost, Tanner Rogers, Chelsea M. Stonge and Zachary D. Stonge, great grandchildren, Neveah, Julia and Alayna and a sister, Betty Jane Kahle.

A funeral service to honor the life of Fay will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with Rev. David K. Bixler, officiating. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fay’s name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center C/O the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Edward H. “Eddie” Kuterbach

Edward H. “Eddie” Kuterbach, 68, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born August 22, 1949 in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Caroline (Hoffhacher) Kuterbach. He married the former Florence A. Bomboy, and together they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Eddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed golfing, but one of his greatest joys was spending time with his adopted grandchildren, Nadia, Ethan, and Keegan..

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Traci Oxenford of Pittsburgh, and Heather Wrage of Pottstown; two sons, Timothy George of Berwick, and Edward J. (Alicia) Kuterbach of Douglassville; three sisters, Donna, Cathy, and Christine Kuterbach all of Pottstown; a brother, James Kuterbach of VA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Todd George.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: December 6, 2017




Brenda Sue (Klotz) Swope

Brenda Sue (Klotz) Swope, 63, of Williamsport, passed away at her residence on Monday, December 4, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was married to Michael P. Swope, who survives, on February 27, 1986 and they have celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Brenda was born in Williamsport on September 22, 1954 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Rosella (Cox) Klotz. She graduated from S. Williamsport High School in 1972 and had worked at Santander Bank, retiring in 2010. She enjoyed shopping, decorating her home, visiting her sister Nancy in Florida, trips to New York City and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband Michael, she is survived by three sons; Jason Beach Miller (Dr. Matthew Miller) of Bethlehem, Samuel Swope of Williamsport and Shane Swope of Dunmore, one daughter; Heather Merrill (Nathan) of Trout Run, eight grandchildren, three brothers; Keith Klotz (Pamela) of Linden, Ronald Klotz of Lewistown and Timothy Klotz of Williamsport, three sisters; Nancy Chatley of Daytona Beach, FL, Terry Hill of Montoursville and Beverly Marquardt (Ernie) of Muncy, one step-son; Jeremiah Swope of Vista, CA, one step-daughter; Jennifer Luera (Gavino) of Vista, CA, mother-in-law; Ann Swope of Williamsport, sister-in-law; Wilma Reeder of Williamsport, and her beloved dogs; Emmy and Roxie.

There will be a public viewing 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 and again 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday. Pastor Dorothy Anderson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, c/o Geisinger Health Foundation, GHF-MC 25-76m 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Joyce K. (Albertson) McQuillen

Joyce K. (Albertson) McQuillen, 90, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was married to the late Lloyd J. McQuillen for 63 years until his death in 2011.

Joyce was born on February 23, 1927 in Dewart and was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Jennie A. (Rickert) Albertson. She graduated from Watsontown High School in 1945 and then Nursing School at Muncy Valley. Joyce had worked GTE Sylvania in Montoursville and retired in 1987. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville and the Quarter Century Club at Sylvania. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and watching sports on television.

Joyce is survived by one son; L. Joseph “Joe” McQuillen, II (Michele) of Montoursville, one daughter; Denise E. Koch (Robert) of Montoursville, two grandchildren; Meghan McQuillen and Katy McQuillen, both of Montoursville and one sister; Myra E. Wagner of Santa Clara, California.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handle by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Grace E. Rizzo

Grace E. Rizzo, 70, of Williamsport, died peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born December 10, 1946 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John R. and Dorothy (Shaible) Tilburg.

Grace was a 1964 graduate of Montgomery High School. Following her graduation from high school, she began her lifelong career at Little League International where she worked for the last 53 years and currently was employed as executive secretary. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Elimsport, and was part of the “Helping Hands Group “at church. Grace enjoyed reading and sewing. She was committed to her daily devotional and Bible study.

Surviving are her mother Dorothy of Elimsport, a sister Gloria Dieffenbacher (Rodnie) of Montoursville, step-sons Anthony R. Rizzo, Sr. and Franklin L. Rizzo, Jr., many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and also all of her “Little League Family“ who she loved so dearly.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years Franklin L. Rizzo, Sr. in 1993.

A funeral service to honor the life of Grace will be held 11:30 Friday December 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church 715 Pikes Peak Road Elimsport, with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s U.M.C.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s U.M.C. 715 Pikes Peak Road Allenwood, PA 17810 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: December 6, 2017




Joseph L. Hensel

Joseph L. Hensel, 94, of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born on September 8, 1923 in Ramey, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Anna F. Kost Hensel.

Joseph was a 1941 graduate of Bigler Township High School.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served in the European Theatre during World War II.

On September 17, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Renovo, Father Hipp united Joseph and the former Pauline M. Gutt in marriage.

For over 31 years Joseph was employed as a Prudential Life Insurance agent, retiring in 1983.

Joseph was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish where he sang in the St. Agnes Church Choir, served nine years on the Parish Council, and was active in the annual St. Agnes Fair.

He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1951 while living in Renovo and later became a member of the Lock Haven branch. He held various positions including Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Trustee, and Treasurer.

Joseph was an avid blood donor.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Pauline M. Hensel of Lock Haven; his daughter, Marie Elise Hensel of Mill Hall; a nephew; and four nieces.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Sister M. Noreen, SND, Margaret Hanzel, and Mary Snyder and a brother, George Hensel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Wednesday, December 8, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m.


Posted: December 5, 2017


Margaret L. “Peggy” Wert

Margaret L. “Peggy” Wert, 80, of 92 Barton St., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Peggy was born in Malden, Massachusetts on April 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Vincent and Elizabeth M. Malaison LeBlanc.

She was a graduate of Chatham High School of Chatham, Massachusetts.

On September 1, 1956 in Malden, Massachusetts Peggy married C. Wayne Wert whom survives.

She was employed as a seamstress at the Woolrich Woolen Mills Avis plant for many years before her retirement.

Peggy was an active member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ and enjoyed preparing pumpkin rolls and hoagies for their fundraising events.

Peggy was an avid sewer and baker and was proud to have been a loyal blood donor throughout her life. Following retirement she volunteered on a weekly basis at the Salvation Army of Lock Haven. She also served as Judge of Elections for the Lock Haven Fifth Ward for many years. Most of all, Peggy adored the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Timothy (Amy) of Dallastown, Pamela (William) Herman of Lock Haven, Daniel (Sabrina) of Pleasant Gap and Peter (Bree) of Lock Haven; two brothers, Edward and John LeBlanc, both of Massachusetts; fourteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth LeBlanc.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5 to 8p.m. at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, corner of Water and Vesper St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: December 5, 2017

Edith T. Anderson

Edith T. Anderson, 97, of Williamsport passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Rose View Center. She was born to proud Swedish parents the late Bernt L. and Elizabeth Runquist Anderson, December 23, 1919 in Renovo.

Edith was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and had retired as an operator for the former Bell Atlantic and was a member of its Bell Pioneers. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, picnics, baking, sharing time with family and friends, and was a fabulous cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Lynn Bartoletti of Corona-Delmar, Calif.

The funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. James E. West officiating. Interment will be private in North Bend Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: December 6, 2017




Jay A. Brungard

Jay A. Brungard, 68, of Dunnstown passed to the heavenly farm on Sunday, December 3, 2017 after decades of walking the fields and hunting the woods at the family farm.

Born on February 24, 1949 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Rodgers H. and Jean L. Mauck Brungard.

Jay was a 1967 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He then served in the United States Army from 1968 until 1972 after which he attended Nathaniel Hawthorne College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.

By trade, Jay was a computer programmer.

He was a member of the Salona Lutheran Church.

Jay was an active member of the Southern Clinton County Sportsmens Association, the Bald Eagle Rifle League, and the local camera and coin clubs. He also participated in the Lock Haven High School Class of ‘67 activities.

He was a competitive shooter and impacted the lives of many youth by teaching them the skill of shooting.

Jay enjoyed photography as well as coin collecting.

Surviving is his mother, Jean L. Brungard of Rote; a son, Richard (Jennifer) Brungard of Wernersville; a daughter, Tess (Jason) Wittler of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Randy (Nicole) Brungard of Marsh Creek; a sister, Linda (Kenneth) Hinton of Rote; and three grandchildren: Keyland, Collin, and Christopher.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rodgers H. Brungard.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Russell Moldovan officiating. Private burial will take place at Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Clinton County Sportsmens Association, 55 S. Sportsmans Rd., Loganton, Pa 17747, to promote youth in the outdoors.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: December 5, 2017

Deloris M. Lewis

Deloris M. Lewis, 83, of Williamsport, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in her home. Surviving is her husband of 64 years, Roy G. Lewis Sr.

Born May 21, 1934, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Floyd V. and Dorothy O. (Greenawalt) Holmes Sr.

Deloris was a loving mother who adored her family. She loved to shop, make crafts and enjoyed playing cards. She treasured her role as a mother and even more as a grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, Roy G. Lewis Jr. (Gail), Mary Lewis-Hamman (Sam), all of Williamsport, Connie Lewis-Schell (Robert), of Jersey Shore, Dorothy Lewis-Mayer (Michael), and Keith Lewis (Bobbi) all of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd V. Holmes Jr. (Judy), of Bethlehem, Larry R. Holmes of Petal, MS; sister-in-law Connie Holmes, of Muncy; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved beagle dog, Abby.

Deloris was preceded in death by a son, Dennis R. Lewis; a grandson, Brendon M. Nelson; and three brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Mark Holmes.

A funeral service to honor the life of Deloris will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Deloris's name to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
The family would like to thank the entire team from Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Deloris.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 5, 2017

Elizabeth H. Wein

Elizabeth H. Wein, 96, of Williamsport, died peacefully at her daughter’s home on Sunday December 3rd 2017.

Born February 4, 1921 in Arnot, she was the daughter of Harry and Ethel (Landis) Roupp. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Gilmore J. Wein in 1983, a son Roger A. Wein in 2004, and two brothers, Lloyd and Paul Roupp.

Elizabeth was an office secretary for 28 years at Chemcoat in Montoursville and also had worked at Williamsport Paper Box. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Elizabeth enjoyed being around people and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter Dorothy Y. van Valkenburg of Williamsport, four grandchildren, Wendy Armes, Daniel van Valkenburg, Linda Shultz, and Elisabeth van Valkenburg, four great- grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and three nieces.

A funeral service to honor the life of Elizabeth will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7 at Community Baptist Church 1853 State Route 87 Montoursville. A viewing will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. Thursday at Community Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Community Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: December 5, 2017




G. Schuyler Ramm

G. Schuyler Ramm, 91, of Lock Haven passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on November 28, 1926 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late George and Grace Schuyler Ramm.

Schuyler graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1945.

He then served in the United States Navy as a Corpsman during WWII and the Korean War.

On February 7, 1948, he married the love of his life, the former Geraldine Kemmerer, who survives.

Schuyler attended Eckel’s College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia.
After graduating, he worked as a funeral director in St. Mary’s. He then was employed at the John Yost Funeral Home in Lock Haven before purchasing the Ramm Funeral Home in Loganton in 1957, retiring from there after 33 years of serving the Loganton community. During this time, Schuyler also owned and operated Ramm Monuments for 20 years.

Schuyler was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Active in the community, he was a charter member of the Sugar Valley Lions Club, a past Sugar Valley School District School Board member, a member of both the Lafayette Blue Lodge of Williamsport and Altoona Jaffa Shrine for over 70 years, and was active in the Loganton United Methodist Church.

After retiring, Schuyler volunteered for many years at Meals on Wheels in Lock Haven, enjoying the many people he interacted with there.

In addition to his wife, Geraldine Ramm, he is survived by his daughter, Sherry R. (Robert) Holler of Pottstown; two grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Holler and Amanda (Scott) Holler Weiss; and four great grandchildren: Ethan Kent, Joseph Holler, Claire Holler, and Zachary Schuyler Weiss.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Ramm.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 637 Island Rd., Lock Haven with Rev. Roger Yoder and Rev. Kenneth Guisewite officiating. Private burial will take place at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friend and family will be received at the church on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 7 until 9 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Schuyler’s name may be made to either the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa 15213, Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745, or Liberty United Methodist Church, 21 Hickory Dr., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: December 4, 2017

Samuel William Hessert, Sr.

Samuel William Hessert, Sr., 76, of Williamsport, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, December 2.

Sam was born in Williamsport on September 13, 1941, the youngest of three sons born to Henry William and Esther Nichols Hessert. He attended South Williamsport Area High School and graduated from the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1960.

After graduation, Sam worked for Miles Shoes in Williamsport and Pottstown and Irvin’s Shoes in Williamsport. He then embarked on a lengthy career as an electrician, first for a brief stint with Bob Ambrovich, then for nearly three decades with Bethlehem Steel, and finally under his own shingle as the owner of Residential Electric. He also worked part-time for Lyco Lighting, TransPly, and Hope Enterprises before his retirement.

Sam was a past member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a former volunteer for the Williamsport Emergency Management Agency, Citizens’ Fire Department in South Williamsport, and the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Department. As a teenager, he was one of the first individuals to complete Citizens’ junior firefighter training; in 2009, Old Lycoming presented him with the fire department’s Outstanding Fire Police Service Award.

Sam was a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, where he proudly shared his faith in God and love of music with so many. It was also there on March 16, 1963, that he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Carol (Moore) Hessert.

In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by his four children: son, S. William Hessert, Jr. (married to Jennifer) of Port Matilda; daughter Elise Braden (married to Rick) of South Orange, New Jersey; daughter Sharon Davidson (married to Randy) of Glenmoore; and daughter Pam Eveleth (married to Mike) of Williamsport. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Zachary (married to Karen), Max (engaged to Alanna), Aaron, and Grant Braden, and Hunter and Blaise Davidson; his great-grandchild, Bradley Davidson; nephews Mark and Donald “Buddy” Hessert; nephews Michael and Timothy Sobers; and niece Mary Sobers Cordner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Donald and Philip; his nephew, Matthew Hessert; and his niece Deborah Hessert Bower.

Sam was a proud, loving man – someone who wouldn’t think twice about giving a total stranger the shirt off his back, even if it was the only shirt he owned. He will be missed greatly by the friends and family who loved him deeply and to whom he taught many life lessons, up to and including the moment he took his last breath.

Funeral services for Sam will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard Street, South Williamsport, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6; a public visitation will take place at the church preceding the funeral from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow the services at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sam’s memory can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or to Susquehanna Home Health Care and Hospice Williamsport, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation , 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: December 5, 2017

Steven J. Sutherlan

Steven J. Sutherlan, 62, of Cogan Station, died November 30, 2017 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born July 4, 1955 in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of James R. and Patricia L. Sutherlan.

Steve had several vocational interests that he enjoyed, including rehabilitating abused horses, his music and working with challenged youth. Most recently, Steve worked with Community Services Group in Williamsport, PA for 12 years. His caring, dedication, calm and concerned nature enabled Steve to be very successful working with challenging students in schools, and children in their homes with mental health and Autism diagnoses.

Steve volunteered to work in summer camps and between-school-year programs, frequently using his musical ability to sooth, entertain, and bring joy to the children. While continuing to work with children, Steve also dedicated himself to entertaining the elderly by visiting many facilities within the state, caring for them by playing and singing requested generational music with his guitar and ukulele.

Steve will be sadly missed by all those he touched.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: December 5, 2017




Doris M. Lauchle

Doris M. Lauchle, 93, of Montoursville, passed December 1, 2017 at AristaCare in Loyalsock. She was born January 17, 1924 in Upper Fairfield Twp., a daughter of the late Howard H. and Emma J. (Irion) Yonkin.

She was a member of Heilman United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a former 4-H Club leader, attended Bethel United Metodist Church, was involved in many community activities and had touched the lives of many.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Morton E. “Dutch” Lauchle; sons, Rev. Paul A. Lauchle and Craig M. Lauchle; son-in-law, David A. DeWire; a grandson, David A. “Cody” DeWire II and four siblings, Cleon and Lawrence Yonkin, Estella Hall, and Hilda Martin Stover.

Surviving are daughters, Emily L. DeWire of Eagles Mere, Doreen (Anthony) Mileto of Williamsport, and Lila Lauchle, her caregiver, of Montoursville; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Jeskie Lauchle of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, Rachael Trump, Korie DeWire Lambert, Tara, Matthew, Mary, and Mark Lauchle, Donald Frantz, and Madelyn Mileto Howe and many great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held, 7 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Ronald G. Montgomery officiating. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heilman United Methodist Church, c/o Marian Plank, 1462 Kehrer Hill Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754 and if you can spare the change, please donate to the Salvation Army Kettle.


Posted: December 1, 2017

Barbara C. Smith

Barbara C. Smith, 85, of Williamsport and Lakeland Fla, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born June 22, 1932 in Loyalsock Twp. a daughter of Raymond and Katie Knapp Casselberry.

Barbara retired in 1991 from the former Bell Telephone and was a member of its Bell Pioneers. Throughout the years she was a Sunday School teacher and led many Bible Studies. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Williamsport. She enjoyed sewing, needle crafts, reading, doing word puzzles, shopping, (especially on the internet), family gatherings, and her favorite activity was going to lunch with her girls ending the meals with her favorite, chocolate cake.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; son, William N. Smith III, brother, Clifford Casselberry and sisters, Florence Green, and Carrabelle Hunter.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William N. Smith, Jr.; daughters, Betsy S. (John) Dick of Jersey Shore, Bonnie K. (Steven) Reeder of Montoursville and Barbie (Curt) Martz of Bloomsburg; brother, Raymond Casselberry Jr. of Williamsport; sisters, Kathryn Bowman of Williamsport and Dorothy Walker of Coraopolis; 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Kenton L. Hunt and Barbara’s grandson Matthew M. Dick officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: December 4, 2017

Dale L. Smith, Sr.

Dale L. Smith, Sr., 80, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

He was born on October 1, 1937 in Jersey Shore and was the son of the late Charles and Laura (Clauson) Smith. He worked as a butcher as well as being self employed and ran a wide load escort service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed competitive shooting. Dale loved traveling and spending time with his family.

Dale is survived by his six children; Dale L. Smith, Jr. (Faye) of Jersey Shore, Barbara A. Fulkrod (Ray) of Millsboro, DE, Douglas M. Smith of Jersey Shore, Jennifer J. Locey (Mickey) of Montoursville, Daniel S. Smith (Debra) of Windsor and Emily J. Bryant (Chuck) of Salladasburg, one step-son; Terry Karichner (Sue) of Jersey Shore, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and one sister; Erma Hurlbutt of Jersey Shore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Armina J. Smith, one grandson; Joshua G. Larue Fulkrod and numerous siblings.

There will be a public viewing 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 and again 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, where the funeral will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001, Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; and make note on contribution for The Gatehouse.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: December 4, 2017




C. Lamont "Monty" Wallis

C. Lamont "Monty" Wallis, 86, of Moreland Twp. died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. His wife of 64 years, Ruth A. (Bogart) Wallis, preceded him in death on May 22, 2017.

Born December 18, 1930, in Moreland Twp., he is the son of the late Harley LaRue and Eleanor Mae (Gottschall) Wallis. He was a graduate of Muncy High School. When Lamont was a young man, he worked at the Smith-Wallis Grist Mill for many years. He also worked at Modecraft Manufacturing of Muncy, Moreland Township as a Supervisor, and for the State of Pennsylvania. Lamont and his wife Ruth owned and operated a dairy farm in Moreland Twp., and were members of the Dairymen's League, now Dairylea. Lamont was a member of Moreland Baptist Church, the Canusargo Grange, Muncy Lodge #299 F.&A.M., the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed collecting farm toys.

Surviving is a daughter, Joyce I. (Robert) Peterman of Muncy; two sons, Keith L. (Ann) Wallis of Muncy, Michael J. (Lori) Wallis of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Brenda, Heather, and Corey Peterman, Robert (Amy) Wallis, Michael (Caroline) Wallis II, Ariel Wallis; two great grandchildren, Karlee Wallis and Michela Peterman; and sister: Loretta (Bob) Raup of Muncy.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Lee R. Wallis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with his pastor, Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. At the conclusion of the visitation Canusargo Grange services will be held, followed by Masonic Funeral Services by Muncy Lodge No. 299 F.&A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lamont's name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: December 1, 2017

Gladys E. Ditty

Gladys E. Ditty, 96 of Loyalsock passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.  Her husband Elmer L. Ditty passed away in 2008. 

She was born on April 25, 1931 in Williamsport and was a daughter of Boyd B. and Harriet J. Marr Rupert. 

Gladys was a homemaker.  She was a 1938 graduate of Turbotville High School and is the last serving class member.  She is a member of Northway Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed puzzles and socializing with fellow residents. 

She is survived by a son, William R. (Lee Ann) Ditty of S. Williamsport; a sister, Helen Neyhard of Milton; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.   She was predeceased by a daughter Carol A. Poorman in 1992. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Gladys’s name be made to Northway Presbyterian Church or to American Cancer Society.  

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: December 1, 2017

Iva V. Koch

Iva V. Koch, 81, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sarah (Oerely) Grimes.

Iva was employed at various restaurants as a waitress over the years. She enjoyed crafts, restoring old things to new, flower gardening and was a faithful and devoted Christian.

Surviving are eight children, Grant James Koch, of Williamsport, Wayne Allen Koch (Yvonne), of Williamsport, Lori Ann Berninger, of Williamsport, Craig Alan Koch, of Williamsport, Steven LeRoy Koch (Beverly), of Scranton, Keith Michael Koch (Jeanne), of Williamsport, Kevin Michael Koch (Tammy), of Williamsport, and Wade Edward Tilburg (Patricia), of Cogan Station; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Grimes, of Williamsport and Francis Grimes, of Hughesville; a sister, Sarah Gray (Bobby), of Picture Rocks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Lee Koch; a granddaughter, Iva V. Berninger; a brother, Beneval Grimes; and two sisters, Lillian Grimes and June Wertman.

In keeping with her wishes services will be held private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Iva’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 1, 2017




Douglas C. Houck

Douglas C. Houck, 67, of Dushore, died Monday, November 27, 2017, as a result of injuries he sustained from a motor vehicle accident.

Born October 20, 1950 in Narvon, he was a son of the late Richard B. and Alice P. (Fisher) Houck.

Doug was employed with BJ Baldwin Electric and retired in 2014 from Williamsport Electric after having worked there for 38 years. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, where he currently served as first vice president.

An avid Eagles and Phillies fan, Doug also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his four grandsons; they meant the world to him.

Surviving are two sons, Randy A. (Tara) Houck and Nathan C. (Amber) Strain, both of Dushore; a sister, Linda Ruoss of Frankfort, DE; two brothers, Dale (Zina) Houck and Glenn (Alta) Houck both of Narvon; and four grandchildren, Jeremy A. Houck, Jared D. Houck, Ethan C. Strain, and Marshall C. Strain, all of Dushore.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life on Sunday, December 10, starting at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to American Legion Post 601, 1433 Champion Hill Rd., Muncy Valley, PA 17758 or the Sullivan County Recreation Association, P.O. Box 307, Laporte, PA 18626.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 30, 2017

Steven L. Sims

Steven L. Sims, 59, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Steve was born on September 12, 1958 at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia. He and his wife, the former Carol Taylor, celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2017.

Steve was a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and listening to classic rock and roll music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dana Sims of York, PA and Brooke and husband Kane Rowles of South Williamsport, PA. Steve is also survived by his grandson, Atticus Rowles.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to send an e-condolence or sign the guest book.


Posted: November 30, 2017

Lois M. Jacobs

Lois M. Jacobs, 97, of Castanea passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on October 30, 1920 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Hazel Brown Emert.

She was a 1938 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

In 1941 she married the love of her life, Glenn A. Jacobs, with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing on December 26, 1995.

Lois was a member of the Castanea United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed making crafts and reading.

Lois was a longtime volunteer at the Lock Haven Hospital Gift Shop.

She cherished the time she spent with her family and was very proud of her children.

Surviving are four sons: Dr. Paul F. (Nancy) Jacobs of Starkville, Miss., Glenn R. (Shirley) Jacobs of Mill Hall, Dr. Stephen M. (Sharon) Jacobs of Williamsburg, Va., and William D. (Mary) Jacobs of Pennsburg; a daughter, Jean M. (Daniel) Hunter of Linden; two sisters, Jane Dershem and Phylis Humphrey, both of Duncannon; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 5 great, great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Castanea United Methodist Church, 23 E. Brown St., Castanea with Pastor James “Doug” Conway officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Lois’ name may be made to Faith United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: December 1, 2017




Phyllis Marie Dicello

Phyllis Marie Dicello, 76, of 200 E. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 with her family by her side.

She was born in Mill Hall on January 4, 1941, daughter of Helen Hoy Powers and Boyd F. Powers, Sr.

She was united in marriage to Joseph M. Dicello, Sr., the former owner of Dicello Beverage, in Lock Haven on June 10, 1961 whom passed away June 7, 2002.

She graduated from Bald Eagle Nittany High School and attended Lock Haven Teacher’s College.

She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi, past United Way board member, Lock Haven branch leader of the Miss Clinton Pageant for ten years, and the business owner of the Beer Dock until her retirement.

She was the proud mother of Joseph M. (Karen) Dicello, Jr. of Lock Haven and Toni A. (Charles) Venezia of Fairview Village; three grandchildren: J. Michael Dicello, III, Francesca Rose Venezia, and Charles Venezia, Jr.; a sister, Marjorie (Ken) Lachat of Nortumberland; a sister-in-law, Shirley Powers Bennett; a brother-in-law, Paul C. Dietrich; three nieces: Peg Duck, Dawn Rymes, and Diane DeMarte; three nephews, Lou Brungard, Gary Powers, and Clarence (Tuffy) Rine, Jr. whom she lived with as a teenager; and many local cousins, great nieces and nephews, and special dear friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine (Harold) Brungard and Betty (Clarence) Rine and two brothers, Boyd (Mary) Powers, Jr. and Blair Powers.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County United Way through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuenralhome.com


Posted: November 29, 2017

 

Sharon L. Grigsby

Sharon L. Grigsby, 67, of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on April 18, 1950 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Isaiah Alexander English and Alberta Mae Hinton Weaver.

Throughout the years Sharon was employed by various businesses including Dr. Schott’s Office and McDonald’s, both in Coudersport as well as the National Guard Armory and as a bartender at Chip’s, both in Lock Haven.

Sharon was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two daughters, Kristie (William) Hamm of Lock Haven and Lecia (Christopher) Renn of Coudersport; four grandchildren: Craig (Erica) Galentine of Loganton, Jason (Rachel) Galentine of Lock Haven, John (Wendy) Hamm of Jersey Shore, and Alexander Renn of Coudersport; and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Craig Bridgens, and a granddaughter, Stephani Galentine.

Private services will be held at the convenience of her family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 29, 2017

Robert E. Puterbaugh

Robert E. Puterbaugh, 81, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1935 in Nicholson, PA a son of the late Mervin R. and Charlotte L. White Puterbaugh.

He was a retired Navy veteran who also served in the Army, and then after his discharge from the military, worked, and retired from Hon Furniture.

Bob is survived by his children, Robert M. and Roxanna Luxenberger; step daughter, April L. (Jeffrey) Kaltenbach of New Columbia; brother in law, Harry R. Miller of Linden; sister in law, Irene V. Miller of Linden, and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, John E. Puterbaugh, and his companion of 34 years, Betty J. Ardabell.

A graveside service will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Jack J. Delaney officiating. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 29, 2017




Albert M. Gibson

Albert M. Gibson, 48, of Williamsport died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born July 28, 1969 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Willie and Ruby (Gamble) Gibson.

Albert was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching sports.

Surviving is his mother, Ruby Gibson of Williamsport; brothers, Harold (Catherine) Gibson and John Gibson both of Williamsport; a sister, Valerie (Alan) Cousar of Pittsburgh; aunts Catherine Hinson of Tallahassee, FL, and Carla Patillo of Philadelphia and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Gibson and a sister, Kathleen Gibson-Smith.

A funeral service to honor the life of Albert will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at Agape Fellowship, 485 East Third Street, Williamsport with Paul Abbott, officiating. There will be a viewing from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017

Douglas P. Sabins

Douglas P. Sabins, 53, of Montgomery, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Born July 9, 1964, in Wayland, New York, Doug graduated from Keuka College and served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a supervisory detention deportation officer from Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) after 20 years of service.

Doug had a passion for fitness and great pride for his country. His second home was working out at the gym where he often could be found with his family. He completed several half marathons, tri-athlons, Iron-man challenges, and the Hyner Challenge. He loved any event he could participate in with his wife and kids by his side. Family trips will be cherished memories, especially family cruises and time spent traveling.

He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Kimberly M. (Malone) Sabins, as well as is three children,

Jennifer R. Sabins, Danielle E. Sabins, and Joshua D. Sabins; his mother, Helen (Harold)

Standbrook; four brothers, David Sabins, Bob (Donna) Sabins, Jeff (Lacey) Sabins, LeRoy Young; two sisters, Sandy Sabins and Dawn (John) Briglin; two sister-in-laws, Marilyn Spall, Dawn (Bill) Andrea; and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Floyd Sabins, and two brothers, Greg Young and Floyd Sabins, Jr.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Doug's name to L.A.P.S. 195 Phillips Park Drive, Williamsport, PA 17702 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

At his request no services will be held.

If you would like to honor his memory, brush off your sneakers, pick up a sand bag and go for a run in his name. He would have loved to know you honored him like that.

One of his favorite sayings was: “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

Online condolences can be made at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017

Mark A. Dincher

Mark A. Dincher, 30, of Hughesville died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at home.

Born February 7, 1987 in Danville, he is the son of David H. Dincher, Jr., of Wapwallopen, and the late Carol M. Kashnicki.

He is a 2005 Graduate of Hughesville High School. Surviving in addition to his father, is his grandmother, Barbara A. Dincher of Hughesville; an aunt Tammy (Jim) Parker, and a cousin Kaylee L. Parker all of Rio Grande, NJ.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, David H. Dincher.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: November 28, 2017




Phyllis J. Bateman

Phyllis J. Bateman, 85, of 5773 Pleasant Valley Rd., passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at home. Phyllis was married to Roy E. Bateman, Sr. They were married on August 19, 1969 and shared 48 years together.

Phyllis was born March 25, 1932 in Blossburg and was the daughter of Wilbur R. and Edith C. Brion.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a member of Warrensville United Methodist Church. She had worked for GTE Sylvania, Muncy until they closed and retired from Brodart as a linotype operator. Phyllis also worked for Home Dairy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Eldon Frey of Montoursville, Roy (Diane) Bateman, Jr. of Harrisburg, Kevin (Tracy) Bateman of Salt Lake, UT; two daughters, Wilma (Ken) Horn of Cogan Station, Anona Frey of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Karen Helm and Diann Becker.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


Posted: November 27, 2017

Roland Erwin Thomas, Sr.

Roland Erwin Thomas, Sr., 79, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his residence. Born August 8, 1938 at Corry, Erie Co., PA, he was a son of the late Loren and Kathryn (Gainor) Thomas.

He was the husband of Tyrella (Pringle) Thomas with whom he celebrated a 58th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2017.

Roland was a 1956 graduate of Union City High School and a 1958 graduate of the General Motors Institute at Flint, Michigan.

He was employed as a master mechanic by Murray Motors of Muncy for 17 over years.

Roland was a member of the Muncy Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He coached and umpired Little League baseball and also coached Pop Warner Football. Roland was a die hard Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roland E. and wife Georgea Thomas, Jr. of Trout Run, PA; Loren T. Thomas of Muncy, PA; two grandchildren, Logan Thomas and Olivia Ann Thomas; an adopted daughter, Laura Taylor; two sisters-in-law, Winifred Thomas of Corry, PA and Sandra Rosenbaum of Titusville, PA and five nieces and nephews, Kathryn Ann Thomas; Crystal Rinker; James B. Thomas, Jr.; David Thomas and John Thomas. Roland was preceded in death by his daughter, Tyrella Ann Thomas on February 21, 2004 and his brother, James B. Thomas, Sr.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Muncy Presbyterian Church, 10 E. Penn Street, Muncy, PA with his pastor, Rev. Robert L. Dunlkleberger, officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the Church. The family will provide the flowers. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Muncy Presbyterian Church. P.O. Box 276, Muncy, PA 17756. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign th guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: November 28, 2017

Helen Marie Matthews

Helen Marie Matthews, 77, formerly of Memorial Ave. and a resident of ManorCare Health Services South, passed away on Nov. 25, 2017, at The Gatehouse.

Helen was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1940, a daughter of Jeremiah B. and Helen B. Crouse Matthews.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, was a 1959 graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. She active in the P.E.E.R.S. group at the nursing home and she also enjoyed giving to the missions and cats. Helen had been employed at Divine Providence Hospital.

Surviving are cousins, Kathy (Bob) Pettyman, of Williamsport, Chris (Chuck) Mertes, of Cogan Station, David (Pearl) McQuillen, of Nisbet, Daniel McQuillen, of Malabar, Fla. and many second cousins.

In addition to her parents, two brothers, Gerald B. Matthews and Michael Matthews; and a sister, Maryann Matthews, preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends in the church portico from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, at 10 a.m. Friday with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating followed be burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017




Gary R. Weaver

Gary R. Weaver, 64, of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully at The Gatehouse while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He was born in Williamsport on April 27, 1953, the son of Clinton and Flora Strayer Weaver.

Gary was a 1971 graduate of South Williamsport High School and had attended the former WACC, now Penn College of Technology. He worked in several departments at Williamsport Hospital retiring, from shipping operations after 25 years of service.

A motorcycle enthusiast, he was active in many BMW Motorcycle Clubs and actively participated in many social networks, Gary enjoyed surfing the internet. In addition to motorcycles, music played a big part of his life and he played both the keyboard and guitar, but his greatest joy came from being with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, the former Deeann Rhoads; his four children, Elizabeth Weaver (Rusty Repman), Megan Weaver, twins Tyler Weaver (Lauren Wachter), Victoria Weaver (Nick Laylon); two grandchildren, Lillian Weaver and Xavier Repman.

A Life Celebration and benefit will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, to help defray medical and funeral expenses. To share a fond memory or sign an e-register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 27, 2017

 

Larry E. Hartman

Larry E. Hartman, 67, of Hughesville, died Friday, November 24, 2017 Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born June 3, 1950 in Exchange, he was a son of the late Layton and Charlotte (Lawton) Hartman. He married the former Cindy A. Houseknecht, and together they celebrated 37 years of marriage.

Larry enjoyed hunting, and above all spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Ashley (Leonard) Holstein of Hughesville; a son, Larry (Christie) Hartman of Montgomery; and five grandchildren, Peyton and Ava Hartman, and Jacob, Gracie, and Barrett Holstein.

At Larry’s request, services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 27, 2017

Chester (Ted) Bussler, Jr.

Chester (Ted) Bussler, Jr., 72, of Montoursville, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center after suffering sudden health issues.

Born May 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Chester R. and Mary C. (Antes) Bussler, Sr. He was the husband of the late Joyce I. (Steele) Bussler, who passed away in late March of this year.

Chester (Ted) graduated from Hughesville Area High School in 1963. After graduation he went and worked on the family farm for several years. Then moved on to work at The Econo Lodge, as Head Maintenance and then John Savoy and Son also as Head Maintenance, where he finally retired. He continued his love for farming and enjoyed making maple syrup on his Best Friends family farm. Chester's other hobbies include wood working, traveling, playing cards, gardening, hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors in general. He was also a member of The Pine Ridge Gun Club, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Jessica A. (Ryan) Peck, of Muncy, and Christy L. (Corey Phillips) Bussler, of Montoursville. Two grand-daughters Kiana R. and Reghan H. Peck; along with two brothers, Dean A. (Sandy) Bussler, of Montoursville, Kim A. (Kay) Bussler, of Hughesville; as well as two nephews Brandon L. Bussler, of Willow Grove, and Matthew A. Bussler, of Hughesville.

A memorial Service will be held noon Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 400 Montour St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends and family will be received Saturday morning from 10:30 am – Noon at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

In Chester's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 471 Montoursville PA, 17754.


Posted: November 27, 2017




Janet C. Kohler

Janet C. Kohler, 92, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville.

Born January 23, 1925, in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Earl Leon and Carolyn Sheldon (Hill) Kohler. Janet was a 1942 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked as a chemical analyst at the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, TNT Plant at White Deer after graduation. She transferred to the U.S. Rubber Company, Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, CT. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1948. Janet then worked as a chemist for Hollander Fur Co., and as a spectroscopist in Instrumental Analysis Division of Englhard Industries, Newark, NJ, until her retirement in 1983. Janet was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a member of the Woodland Trail Walkers, as well as many other hiking clubs in New York and New Jersey.

Janet was a noted historian and was recently honored by the authors of Ghosts On The Allegheny as a friend and keeper of history. She was a life member of the East Lycoming Historical Society. She was an active member of her church and in the Tivoli Christian Ladies organization.

As a young woman in New Jersey she led a Mariner Girl Scout troop as well as hiking clubs. Janet enjoyed travel throughout our country and took special interest in promoting our native Indian tribes. She enjoyed many good times with family and friends at our nearby mountain cabin all her life, and in retirement was very helpful in assisting her aging relatives.

She is survived by two cousins, Nancy Van Deursen of Annandale, Va., Patricia Witherspoon of Southport, NC and admired by all their children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church 120 S. Main St. Hughesville with friends being received at 10 am. The Rev. Cinda Brucker will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 South Main St. Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: November 24, 2017

Carolyn M. Tallman

Carolyn M. Tallman, of Williamsport, passed away into the Lord’s waiting arms on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rose View Center where she resided for the past three years.

Born August 6, 1936 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Reed) and Henry Lusk.

On July 10, 1959, in Williamsport she married her husband Robert J. Tallman who survives. They shared 58 years of marriage and have lived in Williamsport.

Carolyn was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed at Tetley Tea Inc. for 36 years as a tea packer.

She was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church her entire life and served on many committees and church council. She enjoyed serving as the Sunday school superintendent. Her very favorite was singing in the choir.

Carolyn also enjoyed her alias Checkers the Clown. Along by her side her sister Ann Greenaway (Rainbow). They would clown around at church and community events and visit those in the hospital and shut in’s.

She will be remembered for her loyalty and love to her family and friends.
In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by her son Michael J. (Kathy) Tallman, of Lyman, S.C., and Karen (William) Dunkleberger of Ellijay, G.A. Four grandchildren, Jacob (Lindsay) Dunkleberger of Jacksonville, F.L., Patrick Tallman of Lyman, S.C., Andrew Dunkleberger of Atlanta, G.A. and Rebecca Tallman, of Lyman S.C. Three great-grandchildren, a sister, Ann Greenaway of Cogan Station, two nephews, Mark (Kari) Greenaway of Cogan Station, Steve Greenaway, of Nesbit, a niece, Cherylyn (Doug) Sauter, of Williamsport, and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carolyn will be held 10 a.m. Monday, November 27, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, with Rev. David Byerly, officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held 4-6 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Sanders, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carolyn’s name to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: November 24, 2017

Chad Kinner

Chad Kinner, 38, of Dushore, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his home.

Born March 22, 1979 in Towanda, He was a son of Rodney W. and Julie M. (Nolan) Kinner.

Chad was a very free spirited person who always had an eye for a pretty lady. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and working with computers. Chad was an avid sports fan, who loved the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his son Shane.

Surviving are a son, Shane W. Kinner of Forksville; his father Rodney W. (Deborah Connell) of Dushore; his mother Julie M. (Donald Saxon) Kinner of Forksville; three brothers, Todd M. Kinner of Wilkes-Barre, Bryan D. (Nicole) Kinner of Dushore, and Dennis W. Hoffman of Canton; two nephews, Brady and Dash Kinner of Dushore; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

Chad was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Aspen Marie Kinner; maternal grandparents, Jack and Lois Nolan; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Kinner; an infant nephew, Tristen Kaleb; and a special cousin whom he idolized, Shane Nolan.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 27, 2017




Joan S. Bahr

Joan S. Bahr, 92, formerly of Florida, died November 19, 2017, at Wolf Run Village.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.


Posted: November 22, 2017

Michelle M. Bolton

Michelle M. Bolton, 42, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Born on Tuesday, March 4, 1975 in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, she was a daughter of Marlon Bennett, Jr. of Montgomery, PA and Julie (Lupold) and Carl Miller of Jersey Shore, PA.

She was employed as a home health aid at Public Partnerships of Harrisburg, PA.

Michelle enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived, in addition to her parents, by three children, Kennedy Mazza of Montgomery, PA; Whitney Trump of Muncy, PA; Dakota J. Mazza of Galesburg, MI; one brother, Ralph and wife Tammy Bennett of Sturgis, MI; her paternal grandparents, Marlin and Ruth Bennett of Montgomery, PA; and three grandchildren, Abel Trump; Gideon Trump and Nuna Trump.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2294 Ridge Road, Northumberland, PA with Bishop Nicholls, officiating.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: November 22, 2017

Carol J. Schneider

Carol J. Schneider, 89, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 25, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Albert T. and Allkey G. (Reitmeyer) Kaufman. She married Kenneth L. Schneider on August 31, 1956, who survives.

Growing up Carol attended multiple schools, where she always prided herself on being number 1 in her class. She graduated from Ontario High School, Class of 1946, Ontario, NY, where she was a drum majorette. She then attended Empire Beauty School in Williamsport. She worked at GTE Sylvania, and operated a beauty shop in Hughesville for 40 years. Carol enjoyed travelling the U.S. and Europe, shopping, going out to eat, sewing, knitting, helping students in her daughter Karen's classroom, and taking care of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Karen (Thomas) Secules of Hughesville; a grandchild, Amy (James Jr.) Kishbaugh; a granddaughter in law, Jennifer Malinovsky; four great-grandchildren Gwenneth and Ashton Kishbaugh, and Ehlana and Garin Secules; a nephew, John (Cathy) Kaufman of Prospect, CT; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry A., Donald J., Theodore A., and Kenneth F. Kaufman; and a grandson, Christopher T. Secules.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the East Lycoming Education Foundation, 349 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA 17737, designated to the Christopher T. Secules Scholarship, or the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 24, 2017




Augusta Hazel “Gussie” Fetzer

Augusta Hazel “Gussie” Fetzer, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on February 19, 1928 in Broad Top, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Lillian Weight Cornellius.

Gussie was a 1946 graduate of Roberts Dale High School.

In 1948 she married Arthur Lincoln Fetzer, with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2002.

Throughout the years, Gussie was employed by Sylvania and then as a waitress at a couple restaurants before becoming a housekeeper.

She was a member of the Wright Street Church of Christ, Flemington.
Gussie loved crocheting and sewing.

She also enjoyed reading and playing cards and was a Bingo enthusiast.
Surviving is her son, Robert S. (Cynthia) Fetzer of Georgia; two sisters, Donna Ramsey of Defiance and Larue Shaffer of Everett; two grandchildren, Jennifer Anthony and Angela Vanderburg; and five great grandchildren: Zachary Vanderburg, Brittany Vanderburg, Gavin Anthony, Gabriel Anthony, and Savannah Vanderburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Carson.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Terry Burnell of Wright St. Church of Christ officiating. Private burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Gussie’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 21, 2017

Amy A. Merrick

Amy A. Merrick, 82, of South Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John B. Merrick.

Born May 27, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Maynard V. and Mary Margaret (Deffley) Davis.

Amy was a 1953 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She retired from Stroehmann Bakery after 25 years as a bookkeeper and was co-owner and vice president of Merrick Brother’s Inc. 
 
She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She enjoyed going to lunch with former coworkers, reading, gardening and spending time at her cabins along the Loyalsock Creek. Most of all Amy loved and cherished spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Daniel L. Merrick, of Montoursville, Lorraine M. O’Lone, of South Williamsport, Connie L. Brophy (Gary), of Rochester, Minn.; six grandchildren, Jesse P. Merrick, Rachel E. Lehman-Merrick, Heidi Stetts, Amanda Harrod (Carroll), Elizabeth Brophy (Jon), and Denise Brophy(Jonathan); a great-granddaughter, Joanna Harrod; and two brothers, Thomas and Jim Davis, both of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Davis.

A funeral service to honor the life of Amy will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 22, 2017

Janet C. Kohler

Janet C. Kohler, 92, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville.

Born January 23, 1925, in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Earl Leon and Carolyn Sheldon (Hill) Kohler. Janet was a 1942 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked as a chemical analyst at the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, TNT Plant at White Deer after graduation. She transferred to the U.S. Rubber Company, Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, CT. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1948. Janet then worked as a chemist for Hollander Fur Co., and as a spectroscopist in Instrumental Analysis Division of Englhard Industries, Newark, NJ, until her retirement in 1983. Janet was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a member of the Woodland Trail Walkers, as well as many other hiking clubs in New York and New Jersey.

Janet was a noted historian and was recently honored by the authors of Ghosts On The Allegheny as a friend and keeper of history. She was a life member of the East Lycoming Historical Society. She was an active member of her church and in the Tivoli Christian Ladies organization.

As a young woman in New Jersey she led a Mariner Girl Scout troop as well as hiking clubs. Janet enjoyed travel throughout our country and took special interest in promoting our native Indian tribes. She enjoyed many good times with family and friends at our nearby mountain cabin all her life, and in retirement was very helpful in assisting her aging relatives.

She is survived by two cousins, Nancy Van Deursen of Annandale, Va., Patricia Witherspoon of Southport, NC and admired by all their children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 120 S. Main St. Hughesville with friends being received at 10 am. The Rev. Cinda Brucker will officiate.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 South Main St. Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: November 22, 2017




Mary L. Sones

Mary L. Sones, 95, of Hughesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her home.

Born April 11, 1922 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Ella E. (Artley) Minnier. Her husband of 68 years, Jesse L. Sones, preceded her in death on May 2, 2009.

Mary was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1940, and retired in 1982 from the former GTE Sylvania, after having worked there for 31 years. She was member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, and was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family at holiday functions, picnics, and above all, attending her grandchildren’s many sporting activities. Mary also had boundless energy and was a great housekeeper.

Surviving are a daughter, Jane L. (Larry "Sonny") Buck of Hughesville; a son, LaRue E. "Sonny" (Vonnell) Sones of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Sones, Julie (Mark) Welliver, Rodney (Jennifer) Buck, and Holly (Dave) Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Raymond Minnier.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 South Second St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Richard E. Tennis

Richard E. Tennis, 62, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. He was born August 8, 1955 in Williamsport a son of Frank and Beverly Jeriles Tennis.

Richard worked for Williamsport Elderly Housing. He enjoyed watching wrestling, baseball, football and was a huge New York Yankees fan.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Curtis Newman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cathy A. Corl; daughters, Coral R. (Robert) Vanderwall of Montoursville and Lauren I. Tennis of Williamsport; step daughter, Ashley (Joe) Thompson of Naples, Fla; brothers, Charles (Jen) Tennis of Middleburg, PA, and Shane Haight of Williamsport; sisters, Penny (John) Bouse of Hughesville, Sherry (Jeff) Reeder of Williamsport, Mary Tennis of Williamsport and Juanita (Mark) Bouse of Trout Run; his step father, Richard (Helen) Newman of Williamsport;.; step sister, Penny Newman; step brother Marco Newman of Montoursville; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews he loved.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 21, 2017

Sandra K. “Sandy” Buck

Sandra K. “Sandy” Buck, 75, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

Born October 3, 1942 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Marjorie A. (Schneider) King. She married the late Francis C. “Charlie” Buck, who preceded her in death on February 14, 2015.

Sandy was a member of the Hughesville Vol. Fire Dept., where she served as an EMT and fire police. She also attended the Bethany United Methodist Church. Sandy enjoyed cooking, puzzles, painting, crafting, and above all being a very loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a son, Shawn (Stephanie) Buck of Montoursville; four sisters, Nancy L. McCarty of Muncy, Dorothy A. Bennett of Hughesville, Leah (Bill) King-Way of Montoursville, and Betty Jo (Phil) Soohy of Hughesville; a brother, Robert L. (Kathy) King of Indiana; a sister In Law, Joan King of Toledo, OH; two step sons, Gale Buck of Montgomery, and Darren Buck of Hughesville; a grandson, Dylan Buck; four step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Terri McElrath; and a brother, James "Jim" King.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 27 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Sandy’s name to the Lycoming County SPCA at http://lycomingspca.org/donate/.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 21, 2017




Patricia Ann (Keller) Cox

Patricia Ann (Keller) Cox passed away peacefully at her home on November 16, 2017.

She was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on December 11, 1932, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Estella Keller. She was baptized on Christmas Day, the year of her birth.

She was a 1951 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and a 1955 graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, where she was the Secretary-Treasurer of her class.

After graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1959 where she worked as a pediatric nurse at the Stevens Memorial Hospital. In 1967, Pat, her husband and four children relocated to Montoursville, Pennsylvania where she began her career as a private duty nurse. In 1980, she took a position as a charge nurse at the Williamsport Home and retired in 1985.

Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor. She loved to take care of her grandchildren, shop, sew and knit, travel to Disney World, and watch the American Pickers. She wanted everyone to celebrate her life right: have a party and drink wine.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard M. Cox; her children, Kathleen (Randall) Moser, of Montoursville, Matthew (Amanda) Cox, of Virginia Beach, V.A., James (Susan) Cox, of Easton, N.Y., and Robert (Diana) Cox, of Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Jonathan Knorr, Sarah Knorr (Ty Butler), Emily Cox, Cameron Cox, Randall (Alexis) Moser Jr., and Scott (Rosalina) Moser, and two great grandsons, Randy Larue and Benjamin.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her only sister, Josephine “Jody” (Harold) Irvin of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Susan Vincent Cox officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Monday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to: Ronald McDonald House, 100 North Academy Ave and Care Lane, Danville, PA 17821.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Joseph Richard Weaver

Joseph Richard Weaver, 68, formerly of Montoursville, passed away November 17, 2017 at The Gatehouse. He was born August 20, 1949 in Williamsport a son of the late E. Randolph and Betty Arrowsmith Weaver.

He was a veteran of Vietnam War serving in the Army and was a retired trucker.

He is survived by his daughter, Lissa (Tim) Millheim; brother Michael Weaver; sister, Diane Weaver and three grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Mildred L. (Ertel) Lay

Mildred L. (Ertel) Lay, 83, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

She was born on April 14, 1934 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Reinhold C. and Mildred (Winters) Ertel.

Mildred graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1952 then graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1956.

On August 20, 1960, she married the late Stephen Hodges Lay, who passed away on October 17, 2013 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before his death.

Mildred had taught school for the Williamsport School District then became a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ of Williamsport where she was a Sunday School teacher for 20 years, on the board of Christian Education for 15 years and was part of the Altar Guild, Congregational Concerns Committee and Called to Care Committee. She enjoyed reading, gospel music, traveling, camping and attending Penn State games.

She is survived by one son; Stephen M. Lay (Mary) of Bloomsburg, two daughters; Susan Lay Mayer of Loyalsock and Laurie A. Kustanbauter (Stephen) of Hughesville and five grandchildren; James Ryan “J.R.” Kustanbauter (Abigail), Kaitlyn Suzanne Kustanbauter, Jason Daniel Kustanbauter, Jacob Andrew Lay and Madeline Frances Lay. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; R. George Ertel and one sister; Helen Joanne Ertel.

There will be a visitation 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Bradley Walmer will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oaklawn & Christian Hill Cemetery, Montoursville.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 20, 2017




Ralph S. Fenstermacher

Ralph S. Fenstermacher, 68, of South Williamsport, died peacefully Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, where he had been a resident for a month.

Born January 19, 1949 in Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, he was a son of Alfred and Jane D.  (Gordner) Fenstermacher, Sr.

Ralph loved cars, he drove for Wright’s Auto Sales, and many other local independent dealerships, and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Ralph was a member of the Moose Lodge, South Williamsport. He enjoyed helping others and would give “the shirt off his back” if needed.

Surviving are his sister Bonnie J. Fenstermacher of South Williamsport, a good friend Travis Wright, and friends Robert and Janice Morehart, and his family’s “human in a fur coat” Buddy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother Ray S. Fenstermacher and a step-brother Eri V. Fenstermacher.

A memorial service to honor Ralph’s life will be held 6 p.m. Monday, November 20 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Visitation will be held from 5:30 - 6 pm Monday. 

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Posted: November 16, 2017

Paul K. "Paulie" Berger Jr.

Paul K. "Paulie" Berger Jr., 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Paul K. Berger Sr. and Annabelle L. (Dailey) Berger.

Paul was a graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Textron Lycoming as a Supervisor. He attended various local churches. He was a member of Trout Run Hunting and Fishing Club, a life time member of the Wild Game Feeder’s Association and Lycoming Creek Anglers Association. He loved hunting, especially turkey hunting, fishing, and was an excellent dancer.

Surviving are five daughters, Audrey A. Berger, of Unityville, Kati L. Bachle (Ben), of Muncy, Angel L. Fortin (Mike), of South Williamsport, Patrice M. Newton (Rob), of Loyalsock, and Paula D. Klein (Jim), of Doylestown; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Chrissy Kilgus (Oscar), of Picture Rocks and Sally Gilfert, of New Jersey; ten nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen R. Berger Sr. and a sister, Helen Jean Reese.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 20, 2017

James B. Graham

James B. Graham, 87, passed away Friday, November 16, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born April 25, 1930 in Newton Hamilton, PA, a son of the late Arthur W. and Edna (Wright) Graham.

He was a mason.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey James Graham.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Steve) Younts and Candace Graham; a son, Randy (Francine) Graham; a niece, Susan (David) Glace and a nephew, Reuel (Brigitte) Emory.

Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 20, 2017




Nicky D. "Nick" Stahl

Nicky D. "Nick" Stahl, 61, of Cogan Station, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Stahl, on Jan. 27, 2017, with whom they would have celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 19.

Born Jan. 16, 1956, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Donald H. Stahl and Jean D. (Meyer) Stahl, of Williamsport.

Nick was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from American Motorcycle Institute as a certified motorcycle mechanic. He was currently going on his 40th year of employment at Thermal Product Solutions as an assembler and received a certification in refrigeration.  

He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 

Nick was one of the good ones. He was kind and considerate always ready to lend a hand to a friend in need. He was a dedicated husband and loving father. He treasured spending time with his grandsons, attending their ball games, and teaching them everything he knew. Nick always had a dog or two by his side and cared for many of God’s creatures during his life. He took pride in his work ethic, was a do-it-yourselfer, and always had a project to work on. Also, he always felt more at home being outdoors, whether it was tinkering on his projects or in his younger years hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Cori Jo Stahl, of Montoursville; two grandsons, Quinn and Aspen Stahl-Emig; two brothers, Randy A. and Terry L. Stahl, both of Roaring Branch; a niece and nephew, and a special cousin, Karen S. Ranck, of Montoursville.

A funeral service to honor the life of Nick will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, with  the Rev. James R. Behrens officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 16, 2017

Ralph "Popeye" Augustine, Jr.

Ralph "Popeye" Augustine, Jr., 87, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2017 at Leighton Place Senior Living, with his daughter Milissa by his side.

Ralph was born on February 23, 1930 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Ralph Anthony and Francis Catherine (Casale) Augustine.

Ralph was a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the Korean War. He worked on the Railroad, and worked as a Newspaper Cartoonist for several years. He retired after 30 years of service as a policeman for the Williamsport Police Department. He developed and managed his own Security and Window Cleaning Businesses. He also worked for the Lycoming College Athletic Department, UPS, and U.S Cargo.

Ralph was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, 40&8 Voiture, American Legion Post 617, Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sons of Italy Lodge, AARP, and American Legion Post 1, where he served on various boards and was a participating member of numerous shuffleboard, pool, and bowling leagues.

He was an multi-talented athlete excelling in baseball, and basketball. He was sought out to play professional baseball. He played for various baseball, softball/fast pitch, and bowling church and community leagues. During his children's youth he coached Brandon Little League.

Ralph enjoyed cooking, exercising, yard sales, shopping, bingo, collecting, family gatherings, drawing, traveling, wood working, volunteering, music, and motorcycles.

Ralph is survived by two sons; Ralph Augustine, III (Kimberly Fountain) of Williamsport and John A. Augustine (Karen) of Jersey Shore, one daughter; Milissa M. Augustine (Ryan Swatsworth) of Williamsport, four grandchildren; Dana Augustine (Jordan Kilbourn) of Montoursville, Cody Augustine (Kelsey) of Williamsport, Alysha Augustine of Jersey Shore and Ralph Augustine of Colorado, three great-grandchildren; Adelyn, Parker and Mason Kilbourn and one sister; Vivian Marino of Williamsport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Debora A. Augustine in 2014 and his sister, Josephine LeFever.

Most of all, Ralph loved his family and friends. He was very proud of his Italian heritage, cherished life, always having a sense of humor, and genuine compassion for others of which he applied each day of his life. He was a lifelong supporter of his community.

There will be a public viewing from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport beginning with a memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Manno officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Sharon K. McElwee

Sharon K. McElwee, 55, of Amber Lane, Muncy, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Gatehouse, surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born August 23, 1962 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond M. Rader Sr. and Shirley A. (Smith) Rader, of Muncy. On January 18, 1986, she married Kurt D. McElwee, who survives. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Sharon was a 1980 graduate of Muncy High School. She worked at numerous retail stores, most recently for 13 years as manager at Christopher & Banks, at the Lycoming Mall, Muncy.

She was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose 866. Sharon was an animal lover and enjoyed playing cards, camping and traveling, especially going on cruises.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two nephews whom she raised, Michael Rader, and his wife, Nichole and Matthew Rader, both of South Williamsport; and a brother, Raymond M. Rader Jr. and his wife, Deb, of Muncy.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Chaplin David K. Fishel, of UPMC Susquehanna, officiating.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Sharon’s name be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 16, 2017




Janice Mary (Berry) McFadden

Janice Mary (Berry) McFadden passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Nov. 11, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.

She was born in Williamsport on May 14, 1953, the youngest of three daughters to Vilma and Harry Berry.

She was a 1971 Graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Williamsport School of Commerce. Jan worked 27 years for the State of Pennsylvania at the Lycoming County Assistance Office, taking a 10-year break in her career to raise her family before returning to work.

Jan was a dedicated mother, Nana, wife, and homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Jan was an avid reader, and especially liked horror books and movies. She also enjoyed playing cards and games with her family and friends.

Janice married Bernard Joseph McFadden on May 8, 1982, at Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Erika Rose McFadden (Raheem Allen), of Philadelphia; son, Bernard Justin McFadden "BJ", of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jason Allen, Ryan Allen, and Leila Allen, all of Philadelphia. She is also survived by a sister, Linda (Dave) Phillips, of Williamsport, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, a sister, Ann Marie Felix preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. John Victoria officiating followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Jan’s name may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 15, 2017

Jon “Rick” Richard Krauser

Jon “Rick” Richard Krauser, 59, of Loyalsock Township, passed away November 12, 2017 at Home.

Born in Williamsport on June 6, 1958 he was the son of Edward P. and Elizabeth (Hamm) Krauser Sr. He graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1976. He was employed at John Savoy & Sons Inc. as a laborer. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing and being outdoors as well as watching the Phillies, Steelers and Nittany Lions.
His favorite hobby was cooking and he had a love for German Shepard’s.

Jon is survived by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Shadowens; daughters, Erin (Jarrad) Turner, Stacy Krauser, and Tara (Jeremy) Michaels; step-son, Dustin Eckard; sisters, Dorothy “Dot” (Daniel) Bricker, Rita Chilson, and MaryBeth Krauser-Harman; brothers, Robert (Annette) Krauser, Gregory (Mary Anne) Krauser, Lawrence (Joanne) Krauser and step-sister, Susan (William) Edner; grandchildren, Cayden, McKenna, Brianna, Brantley and Raegan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward P. Krauser Sr.; wife, Tina Eckard; brothers, Edward “Sonny” P. Krauser Jr., Anthony “Butch” Krauser; sisters, Margaret “Sis” Vance, Cynthia “Cindy” Oeler and step-father Lacy Shadowens.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87 Montoursville, Pa 17754 from 2-4 pm. There will be a service held from 1:30-2 for those who would like to attend. Memorial contributions can be made in Jon’s name to the Children’s Miracle Network, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, Pa 17822. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 15, 2017

David Nelson “Dave” Colley

David Nelson “Dave” Colley, 56, of Cogan Station, peacefully passed at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Survived by his loving wife Donna M. (Bailey) Colley.

Dave was the son of Robert and Nancy Colley, Sr. of Montoursville and the late Carol (Hill) and Bob Green. He was a loyal and longtime employee of St. Croix Rods. Dave was a member of the Texas Blockhouse Fish & Game Club, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed photography. He was a devoted friend to many, but loved his friends like family. Our lives will never be the same, but in our hearts, we will carry on his legacy.

Dave's legacy is continued by his beloved children; four sons; Geoffrey I. Scheller of Duboistown, David L. Scheller (Whitney) of S. Williamsport, James R. Colley (Lori) of Smyrna, GA and Sean P. Colley of Wilkes-Barre, one daughter; Kathryn M. Joseph (Anderson) of Williamsport, precious grandchildren; Dylan, Nadia, Cohen, John River and Rilynn, caring brothers; Robert Colley, Jr. (Mary Rose) of Williamsport and Walter Colley (Kim) of Rochester, NY .

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Cloud 9 Airport Restaurant, 700 Airport Rd., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: NO Stomach for Cancer, Madison Community Foundation, 2 Science Court, Suite 3, Madison, WI, 53711 or visit www.nostomachforcancer.org.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 15, 2017




Everard Funt

Everard Funt, 90, of Fairfield Twp., passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 18, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of George Henry and Sadie Hess Funt.

Everard retried from the former Litton Industries where he served for many years. He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church and was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He enjoyed doing Suduku, reading the Wall Street Journal, watching financial news and golf.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Imogene Funt and brother, Marwood.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Judy Renninger; children, Beth (Tommie) McGee of Greeleyville, SC, Susan (Kevin) Lefever of Fairbanks, Alaska, Kevin Funt, at home, and Andrew (Jamie) Funt of Montoursville; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild one the way.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at the St. James Lutheran Church, 1679 Mall Rd. Pennsdale with the Rev. Beverly Cotner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 577, Muncy, PA 17756. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 14, 2017

Mae Louise (Russell) Coffman

Mae Louise (Russell) Coffman, "Dudy", 92, of Montoursville, died peacefully Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born March 23, 1925 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony S. and Mae Louise (McCloskey) Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman, "Curly" on October 16, 2016 and a sister Doris E. Klay.

Dudy was a 1942 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She received her nursing degree from  Union Memorial Hospital , Baltimore. She worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, the Rothfuss Clinic, Williamsport, and also with her husband at his private practice in Montoursville. Her greatest joy was being a homemaker and lovingly caring for her family.  

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she is survived by her five children, Douglas K. Coffman (Kathy), of Dushore, Christine C. Gardner (Jay), Brian R. Coffman, Spencer M. Coffman (Candy), and Andrew E. Coffman (Carol), all of Montoursville, grandchildren, Amy, Matthew, Jen, David, Emily, Ryan, Katie, Clinton, Olivia, Colt, Jake, and Megan, 13 great-grandchildren, nephew Tony Klay (Karen) and niece Carol Klay.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mae will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Jeanne D. Stone

Jeanne D. Stone, 94, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Stone.

Born May 9, 1923, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Jennie (Bachman) Derr.

Jeanne retired in 2003 from Fink’s Paint Store as a decorator for 34 years.

In her younger years, Jeanne was very athletic and enjoyed tennis. She loved spending time at her river lot along the Susquehanna River and enjoyed her flowers.

Surviving are three sons, John L. Stone Jr. (Carol), of Cogan Station, Jeffry L. Stone (Billie), of Florida, and James W. Stone, (Staci) of Williamsport; a daughter, Jocelyn E. Stone, of Maryland; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles W. Derr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jeanne will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017




Elizabeth J. Lorah

Elizabeth J. Lorah, 90, of Williamsport died Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 2, 1927 in Taneytown, MD she was a daughter of the late David W. Sr. and Marianna (Sell) Hess.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Jack F. Lorah on April 13, 2011.

Surviving are her sons, Ronald (Charlene) Bowers of Watsontown and James (Marilyn) Bowers of Montoursville; grandchildren, Jody Gardner, Wendy Bowers, Michelle Houtz and Mark Bowers; step-grandchildren, Courtney and Elliot Lafferty, Ryan Beach and Tara Gundrum, 10 great grandchildren and a step son in law, Bruce Lafferty.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, David W. Hess, Jr., Josephine Anderson and Donald Hess and step daughter, Pamela Lafferty.

A memorial service to honor the life of Elizabeth will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Reichelderfer

Helen M. Reichelderfer, 88, Watsontown, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Milton Healthcare Center where she had been residing since September.

Born January 29, 1929 in Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late James and Susan (Sholley) Pfleeger. On September 15, 2000 she married Kenneth R. Reichelderfer and they have celebrated 17 years of marriage. Her first husband of 48 years, Elmer B. Reichelderfer, preceded her in death on July 21, 1996.

Helen had worked the former Philco/Ford/Zenith Corp., Watsontown, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee’s, Milton, and Glamorize, Muncy before retiring from Masonite. After her retirement she worked seasonally for Furman’s in Northumberland.

Earlier in life she attended the former St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

She enjoyed sewing and drawing with colored pencils and favored drawing covered bridges.

Surviving besides her husband, Kenneth are two daughters and sons-in-law: Linda A. and John Eichenlaub, Milton and Terry L. and Harry Mensch, Harvest, Ala.; a step-daughter, Lisa K. Reichelderfer, Milton; two step-sons and their wives: Robert F. and Kathy Reichelderfer, Bellefonte and the Rev. David L. and Ann Reichelderfer, Jersey Shore; nine grandchildren: AnnMarie Baker, Bonnie Lou Bohner, Sonya Roberts, Eric Mensch, Matthew Reichelderfer, Sarah Mertz, Krista Taylor, Melissa Reichelderfer-Kemmer, and Ashley Reichelderfer; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Viola) Pfleegor, and a sister, Delores Yost, all of Turbotville.

Preceding her in death besides her first husband was a grandson, SSGT John Eichenlaub, Jr. on March 11, 2003; a brother, William Pfleegor, and two sisters: Evelyn Pfleegor and Bess Whitmoyer.

Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1:00 PM Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville where the funeral will be held at 1:00 PM with her step-son, the Rev. David L. Reichelderfer of New Hope Presbyterian Church, Brogue, PA officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Mayes

Helen M. Mayes, 72, of 185 Tobacco Shed Road, Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home.

Born on March 7, 1945 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Ramser Dugan.

Helen was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

For more than twenty years, she was a farm girl, working for Ramm’s Farm.

Helen was a member of the Avis American Legion.

She enjoyed crocheting, but the real love of her life was her family, especially her great grandsons.

Surviving is her only child, Susan Miller (Travis Braim) of Woolrich; two grandchildren, Mary Grieb Jodun (Rusty Miller, Jr.) of Loganton and Steven Grieb of Lock Haven; two great grandchildren, Dakota and Mason Jodun; and three sisters: Grace Walk, Betty Koch, and Geneva Duck.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Ralph, Bob, Jim, and Raymond Dugan and a sister, Eldora Croak.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of her family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuenralhome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017




Clifton L. Holdren

Clifton L. Holdren, 76, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home in Trout Run. He was born November 14, 1940, in Trout Run, the son of Jason and Elsie Mundrick Holdren.

Clifton was the husband of the late Evelyn “Pug” Matthews Holdren with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Clifton served in the US Air Force. He retired from Brooks Lumber and also worked at Holdren Lumber as a head sawyer. He was a member of Mountain View Fellowship Church, he enjoyed barn dancing, watching movies, documentaries, talking to people and wood working.

Preceding him were his parents, his wife, brothers; Roy, Jerry, Joseph, William and sisters; Carol and Betty.

Surviving are his sisters; Sandra (Sheldon) Thompson, Ann (Aldren) Evans, Mary Phillips all of Trout Run and by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11a.m. on Wednesday, November 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Dan King officiating. Burial will follow in Trout Run Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church, 202 Old Barn Rd. Trout Run, PA 17771.


Posted: November 13, 2017

Lois M. Kepner

Lois M. Kepner, 79, of Hughesville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born May 8, 1938 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Hervey and Helen (Warburton) Reese. Her husband of 55 years, the late Oscar A. Kepner, preceded her in death on May 22, 2011.

Lois enjoyed travelling, and above all spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna K. (Steven) Sherwood of Muncy, Cheryl L. Charles of Muncy, and Susan D. (Michael) Kessler of Unityville; three sons, Brian A.(Melinda Bower) Kepner, Todd A. Kepner, and Timothy D.(Lori) Kepner, all of Hughesville; two sisters, Nancy (Gene) Shaner and Sherry Budman both of Hughesville; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Avery Sherwood; and a son-in-law, Marvin E. Charles, Jr.; and a sister, Shirley Reese

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Arlene Barto, 1056 Beaver Lake Rd., Hughesville, PA 17737, or Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, at https://www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: November 13, 2017

Dean L. Allen

Dean L. Allen, 77, of Mill Hall passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on September 15, 1940 in Mill Hall, he was the son of the late John C. and Ethel Tressler Allen.

On January 14, 1961 he married the former Janet Peck who survives.

Dean was a mechanic, working alongside his father and brother at Allen’s Garage in Mill Hall.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed tinkering on anything with a motor.

Along with his wife, Janet Allen of Mill Hall, he is survived by three sons: Timothy (Tammie) Allen of Lock Haven, Dennis Allen of Mill Hall, and Randy (Tabitha) Allen of Beech Creek; a daughter, Tammy (Geoff) Miller of Mill Hall; a brother, John W. (Donna) Allen of Mill Hall; six sisters: Shirley Confer of Mill Hall, Patricia Adrian of Mill Hall, Gail Allen of Lock Haven, Bonnie (Lester “Butch”) Berry of Mill Hall, Melanie (Matthew) Conway of Mill Hall, and Kimberly (David) Seyler of Mill Hall; six grandchildren: Dustin (Roxanne) Miller, Tara (Andrew) Gonzales, Tiffany (Stephen) Kisko, Kaleb Allen, Saige Allen, and Thyme Allen; two great grandsons, Colten Miller and Hunter Kisko; and a great granddaughter, Charlize Gonzales.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rickey Allen.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6 until 8 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Dean’s name may be made to YHEC, Youth Hunters Education Challenge, through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017




Kathryn A. Rook

Kathryn A. Rook, 89, of Montoursville died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 3, 1928 in Fleetwood, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Eva Barrell Boyer.

Kathryn was a 1946 graduate of Montoursville High School and was a piano teacher for many years. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved to sing.

Surviving are her children, Sylvia Rook of Williamsport and Gregory Rook of Honolulu, HI.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Horace L. “Beany” Rook, July 26, 1996.

A graveside service to honor the life of Kay and Beany will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Eleanor L. “Betty” Chew

Eleanor L. “Betty” Chew, 98, a native of Williamsport and most recently resided in Maryland for 48 years, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, North. She was born October 12, 1919 in Williamsport the daughter of Cyrus G. and Ruth K. Herrick Stutzman.

Eleanor worked as an Registered Nurse; she enjoyed her bridge club and traveling with her husband.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Bernard B. Chew, and brother, Robert H. Stutzman.

Surviving is a nephew, Robert C. Stutzman of Lakeland, Fla.; nieces, Ann L. (William) Roadarmel of Longmont, Colo., Jane L. (Roger) Ulmer of Cogan Station, Susan A. Stutzman Straub of Lakeland, Fla. and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: November 9, 2017

Max E. Phelps

Our treasured father, grandfather and friend, Max E. Phelps, 90, of Cogan Station, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home.

Born June 1, 1927 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Miles E. and Carmen E. Winters Phelps.

Max graduated from the Hepburn Consolidated High School in 1945 and attended Penn State Mont Alto for forestry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Conserver. Max retired from Lycoming Construction and from Hempt Brothers Construction in Camp Hill.

Max was a member of American Legion Post 1 and Berwick Elks Club # 1138. He was an outdoorsman and nature enthusiast. Max enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are four children, Kelli Eckard-Beiter, and Kevin W. Eckard both of Cogan Station, Laurel A. (Anton) Leach and David G. (Shelia) Phelps, both of Berwick; six grandchildren, Brian, Chelsea, Becca, Hayden, Noah and Ethan; a brother, Keith Phelps, of Washington; a sister, Sandra Downs of Montoursville.

In addition to his parents, Max was preceded in death by his wife of thirty years, Diane M. Phelps on January 9, 2013 and a brother Robert Phelps.

A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be in Bloomingrove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 1, 10 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 9, 2017




William H. Peter

William H. Peter, 90, of McElhattan passed away peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017.

Born on March 26, 1927 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Mabel Matter Peter.

William served in the United States Army during WWII having transported the Coronel around Japan as well as monitoring polling places during the first National Election.

On November 23, 1962 he married the former Elsie E. Casper who preceded him in death on September 18, 2017.

William was an avid life-long farmer and was employed throughout that time in various occupations including Piper Aircraft for 25 years. Upon the closing of Piper he was a self-employed truck driver.

He was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church where he was involved in various activities.

For 30 years William served on the Wayne Township Planning Commission, having served as Chairman for the Board.

William enjoyed hunting, reading, and farming as well as camping and square dancing.

Surviving are four children: Linda Lee Laubscher of Swissdale, Franklin W. (Charlene) Peter of McElhattan, Cynthia Renee Chitwood McClain of Lamar, and Thomas W. (Patricia) Chitwood of McElhattan; a sister, Bessie McHenry of Avis; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two children, infant son, Dale H. Peter and son, James William Peter; his twin sister, Florence Miller; a brother, Samuel Peter; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12 Noon at McElhattan United Methodist Church, McElhattan with Rev. David McElwee officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to the McElhattan United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuenralhome.com


Posted: November 7, 2017

Jerry L. Carnevale

Jerry L. Carnevale, 94, of Williamsport, died peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home.

Born August 4, 1923 in Williamsport, he was a son of Dominic and Lucy (Mercante) Carnevale. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Dorothy A. (Harrison) Carnevale in 2004, four brothers Joseph, Peter, John, and Frank Carnevale.

Jerry was a U.S Navy Veteran of 22 years, and served during WWII and the Korean War. He served on the USS Dobin during Pearl Harbor, and continued to serve in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following his military career he was employed as a welder at Kellogg’s and retired from Pullman Power. He was a 56 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 520. Jerry was an avid NASCAR and the New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed helping build sprint cars and would go to Selinsgrove Speedway to watch his cars. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the Republican League, Newberry.

Surviving are two children Karen A. Potter of Williamsport, and Stephen D. Carnevale (Mary) of Williamsport, four grandchildren Rachel Potter (Gerard), Kate Baker (Kevin), Shannon Potter, and Ethan Carnevale, nine great grandchildren Ciaran, Alicia, Sarah, Seth, Jordan, Zach, Sydney, Raegan, and Jenavieve, three great great grandchildren Ryland, Aberdeen, and Ellie, two sisters Helen Allgaier of Annapolis, MD, and Virginia Marchese of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 10, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s name may be made the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care and Hospice 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Jean E. Werner

Jean E. Werner, 88, Watsontown, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Watsontown Health and Rehab where she had been residing the past two years.

Born March 30, 1929 in White Deer, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hackenberg) Wertz. She was married to Lewis E. “Lew” Werner on March 4, 1950 and they celebrated 62 years of marriage until his death February 10, 2013.

Jean was a 1947 graduate of Watsontown High School. She was a bus driver with the family owned and operated Werner’s School and Charter Bus Service for many years, and a loving homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved times spent with her family.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown and the Watsontown Chapter #282, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are five sons: Gary L. (Cindy) Werner in Texas; Steven L. (Brenda) Werner, Gouldsboro, NC; Gerald P. (Debbie) Werner, Watsontown; Jeffrey E. (Karen) Werner, Muncy; and Ronnie L. (Paule Cantin) Werner, Tuscon, AZ; a daughter, Bonnie J. (Dan) Watson, Montoursville; nine grandchildren: Melinda Rodarmel, Ryan Watson, Casey Werner, Lewis Werner, Stephanie McDuffie, Chad Werner, Jennifer Werner, Allison Reeder, and Amelia Werner; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Aerietta Fisher, Watsontown.

Preceding her in death besides her husband were a son, Scott E. Werner in 1959; four brothers: Frank, Jay, Charlie, and Bill Wertz; and three sisters: Bernice Troxell, Isabelle Smith, and Esther Troxell.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. A memorial service by the Watsontown Chapter #282 OES will be held Saturday at 10:45 AM at the funeral home with funeral service following at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Faron Johnson, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Turbotville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Jean’s memory be made to Watsontown Health and Rehab, 245 East Eighth Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.


Posted: November 8, 2017




Grant L. Smith

Grant L. Smith, 92, of Hughesville, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Wolf Run Village.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emily G. (Grittner) Smith on August 2, 1983.

Born September 30, 1925 in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, he is the son of the late Chester H. and Lillie A. (Gardner) Smith. Grant was a 1944 Graduate of Hughesville High School. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 507th Parachute Infantry, 17th Airborne Division. He parachuted into Germany in the Rhineland of Central Europe. Grant received a Purple Heart as a result of his service. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Supervisor at Schnadig Corporation of Montoursville. He was member of Muncy Lodge F.& A.M., the Antique Automobile Association of Lycoming County for many years, and the Mercury Club. He attended many car shows with his 1965 Mercury Park Lane, which is now in England. Grant enjoyed bowling, fishing, and going to car shows.

Surviving is his long-time companion and friend, Phyllis Weikel of Hughesville; a daughter: Ellen D. (John, Jr.) Wise of Mansfield; a son, Wayne A. (Cookie) Smith of Muncy; four grandchildren, Kevin W. (Shelley) Smith, Kristen D. (Tom) D'Angelo, Sarah T. (Andy Englehart) Wise, and five Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Howard, Lawrence, Sylvester, Charles Smith; four sisters, Irene Berger, Beulah Christ, Stella Oplinger, and Mildred Smith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with military graveside honors by combined veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Grant’s name to Wolf Run Village, 3750 Rt. 220 Hwy., Hughesville, PA, 17737.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Kathryn E. (Ertel) Kreger

M. Kathryn E. (Ertel) Kreger, 105, of Duboistown, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

She was married to the late Herman Albert Kreger in 1966 and they had celebrated 47 years of marriage before his death in 2013.

Kathryn was born on September 13, 1912 in Hughesville and was the daughter of the late W. Charles and Laura J. (Rishel) Ertel. She had graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy and then Washington Missionary College. She was a grade school teacher for 27 years at the Williamsport Mountain View Adventist School. She retired in 1976. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, S. Williamsport, and was the leader of the Dorcas Society for 20 years. She enjoyed Sweedish weaving, ceramics, counted cross stitch and she was an amazing cook. Kathryn and her late husband Herman were often seen walking their poodle on the streets of Duboistown.

She is survived by nieces and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings; Jack Ertel, Ivan Ertel, Benjamin Ertel and Maxine Ertel Bair.

There will be a memorial service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport with Pastor Anthony Crawford officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church, (for use in Evangelistic Funding) 201 Market St., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Maxine Giles

M. Maxine Giles, 96, formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born May 23, 1921 in Williamsport the daughter of Raymond T. and Georgie Swartz Miller.

She graduated from St. Joseph High School, class of 1939. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville for 66 years and had been a member in both its Alter and Rosary Societies. Before her declining health, her interests were her children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, especially Montoursville Baseball. She enjoyed volunteering for bingo at her church; her card club and her pets.

On May 19, 1944 she married Carter L. “Pap” Giles, Sr. in Annunciation Catholic Church in Williamsport. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1984.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents, brother, Raymond Miller and daughter-in-law, Joan Giles.

She is survived by her sons, Carter L. Giles, Jr. of Darby, MT and William T. (Terry) Giles, Sr. of Nisbet; her grandchildren, Carter L. (Holly) Giles, III, Nancy Rae (Steven) Flutcher, Eric Giles, Nickole Giles, Tracie (Mitch) Christensen and William T. Giles, Jr.; nine great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren, and nephews, Wayne (Peggy) Miller of Montoursville and William (Sandy) Wright of Reston, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: November 7, 2017




Frederick L. Stahl

Frederick L. Stahl, 74, of Fairfield Twp., passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1943 in Williamsport a son of Frederick and Catherine Reber Stahl.

Fred retired from the former Schnadig Corp. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, landscaping and the beach. He was an avid New York Yankees fan; loved his dogs and most of all his family.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Jean Morse and aunt and uncle who raised him, Guy Russell and Mildred Lundy.

Fred is survived by his wife of 26 years the former Sandra J. Hunter; children, Carolyn A. Dodson of Hughesville, James A. (Melissa) Stahl of Cogan Station, Brian D. Eck of Montoursville, Craig T. Eck of Williamsport, Keith W. (Courtney Eck of Williamsport, and Timothy R. Stahl of Montoursville; sister, Patricia A. Carroll of Phoenix, AZ and ten grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Kramer

Mary J. Kramer, 86, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Dominic and Rose Raffaele Bucci.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband, John F. Kramer, daughter, Mary A. Kramer, Sisters, Amelia, Louise and Christine, and brother, Michael.

She is survived by her sons, James R. Kramer of Williamsport, and
John J. Kramer of South Williamsport; daughters, Lisa M. (Calvin) Bower of Cogan Station and Teresa A. (Samuel) Yoder of Richmond, VA; brother, Gerald Bucci of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral and burial in Resurrection Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggest contributions be made to the Agape Fellowship Mennonite Church, 485 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 6, 2017

Richard P. “Dick” “Smitty” Smith

Richard P. “Dick” “Smitty” Smith, 84, of Lock Haven passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home.

Born on July 24, 1933 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Carlton and Ethel Paul Smith.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1951, he joined the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

Smitty was employed as a truck driver before working at Lock Haven University in the Maintenance Department until his retirement.

Along with his companion of 50 years, Lucille Bowes, he enjoyed camping and was a member of North 40 Campground for 40 years.

Smitty could often be found joking around with his family. He also loved his four-legged buddy, Missy the poodle.

In addition to his companion, Lucille Bowes of Lock Haven, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Streck of Flemington; his niece, Sonia (Greg) Gummo and her children: Mary, Greg, Jr., Kayla, and Corey of Loganton; and three nephews: Rick (Andrea) Schreckengast of Beech Creek, Joe (Tracey) Schreckengast and family of Mill Hall, and Kevin (Kathy) Schreckengast and family of Beech Creek.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Thomas Streck.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of his family.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 6, 2017




Pauline Elizabeth Baier

Pauline Elizabeth Baier, 92, of 310 Sturdevant St., Flemington, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

She was born in Lock Haven on April 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Raymond C. Streck, Sr. and Pearl B. Mitcheltree Streck.

On November 26, 1945 in Lock Haven, Pauline married Paul J. Baier whom preceded her in death October 12, 1985.

She worked at Sylvania in the 1950’s before dedicating herself as a stay-at-home mother and wife.

Pauline was a member of the Flemington Church of Christ. She was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose, and a member of the Beech Creek American Legion Ladies Auxillary and Red Hat Ladies Society.

Pauline enjoyed bingo, bus trips with her sisters to Atlantic City and eating Angela Kay’s spaghetti with extra sauce at the Village Tavern. Late at night, she would love talking to her brothers and sisters on the phone – sometimes talking for hours.

She is survived by a son, Donald E. Baier of Lock Haven; a daughter, Donna K. (Randy) Dorey of Beech Creek; a sister, Eva (Jack) Orndorf of Lock Haven; three grandchildren, Christopher (Rebecca) Baier of Oregon, Kevin (Ashley) Baier of Salona and Carolyn (Jeremy) Barker of Virginia; and one great-grandchild, Deacon Baier.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Baier; two brothers, Richard and Raymond Streck; and two sisters, Betty Spangler and Pearl Beatrice Clark.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Pastor Dennis Callahan officiating. Private burial will be held at Linnwood Cemetery, McElhattan.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home for a viewing on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library or Clinton County SPCA.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

C.W. “Skip” Smith

C.W. “Skip” Smith, 70, died peacefully, Saturday, November 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a year battle with leukemia. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah L. (Beach) Smith, whom he married May 24, 1974.

Born October 28, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of Clarence and Patricia (Webster) Smith.

Skip was a 1965 graduate of Montoursville High School, a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, and The PA State Police Academy. C.W. served in U.S. Army reserves and was a Pennsylvania State Trooper from 1971-2005 when he retired as a criminal investigator.

He was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. His love for working on and racing cars led Skip to start his racing career in 1985 at Selinsgrove Speedway (track champion 1987), and continue racing in the ARCA and Busch series from 1994 – 2005, when he retired from racing. He continued as owner/crew chief for his son’s racing from 2005-2016 at Selinsgrove Speedway and again won a track championship in 2009. His greatest love was his family and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons Christopher W. Smith of Williamsport, and Jason M. Smith (Natalie) of Cogan Station, four grandchildren Sophia, Logan , Stella, and Conner Smith, two brothers Michael Smith (Jan) of Montoursville, Craig Smith (Sue) of Montoursville, two sisters Bonnie Barrett of Mifflinburg, and Terry Youmans (Russ) of Montoursville, and a brother-in-law Ronald Beach (Sondra) of Montoursville.

A funeral service to honor Skip’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Balls Mills United Methodist Church 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport and from 10 - 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Balls Mills United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Skip’s name may be made to Balls Mills United Methodist Church.

e-condolences may be made at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Parker

Mary J. Parker, 88, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Valley View.

She was born on October 22, 1929 in Canton and was the daughter of Frank Saxton and Helen Fields Saxon.

She was a homemaker and member of Pine Street United Methodist Church. She had worked for Acme and Curchoe Markets retiring in 1973. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by four granddaughters, Robin Koskey Telles, Jennifer Koskey, Julie Koskey, Melissa Gasparovic; two great grandchildren, and one brother, Frank Saxton. She was predeceased by her husband Robert D Parker and daughter Helen K. Parker.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport with Reverend Doug Eberly officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Pine Street United Methodist Church.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: November 6, 2017




Sharon K. Wolfgang

Sharon K. Wolfgang, 76, of Montoursville, died peacefully, Friday, November 3, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville. She was the wife of Lester E. Wolfgang, Jr., whom she married April 8, 1960.

Born November 4, 1940 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Melvin M. and Ellen E. (Fink) Grove.
Sharon had worked at Weldons and Wundies and was a member of St. Paul’s-Calvary United Methodist Church. She loved to western square dance with her husband and together they were members of the Grand Square and Susquehanna and Hanks. They loved traveling all over Pennsylvania western square dancing.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two children Laurie A. Huff (Bill) of Cogan Station and Richard T. Wolfgang (Michelle) of Cogan Station, three grandchildren Shawn Wolfgang (Meggan),  Amber Dougherty (Charles) , and Benjamin Huff, five great grandchildren Levi, Brennen, Alexis, Oaklinn, and Gabe, three sisters Dorothy Shick (Richard), Nora Crandall (James), and Ann Grove, and a brother Melvin Grove.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Edith Tawney.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Rehab Nursing Center 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA memo Lights of Love or Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 memo: Home Care and Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Walter P. “Walt” Charles

Walter P. “Walt” Charles, 61, of Muncy, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home. He is the husband of Penny K. (Fisher) Charles. They were married on July 24, 1998.

Born July 10, 1956, in Lewisburg, he is the son of the late Sheldon and Helen (Confer) Charles. Walt attended Muncy High School, and was employed as a Mechanic at Kepner's Farm Supply for over 30 years. He was a member of the Hughesville American Legion Post #35. Walt always took much pride in helping anyone and everyone. He enjoyed spending time with family and socializing with friends. His pride and joy were his four daughters and grandchildren. Walt could fix almost anything and found great pleasure in excavating work.

Surviving in addition to his wife Penny, are four daughters, Nicole L. (Douglas) Hubbell of Montoursville, Amanda M. (Michael) Frantz of Hughesville, Ashely S. (Michael) Johnson of Hughesville, Christy L. (Joseph) Cendoma of Williamsport; a step son, Brian N. (Roberta) Fisher of Hughesville; a step daughter, Brandy L. Budman of Hughesville; 12 grandchildren, Haley and Kayden Hubbell, Kesha, Paige, and Noah Frantz, Mitchell, Max, and Aubrey Johnson, Gavin and Vince Cendoma, Ashley and Katie Fisher; a great grandson, Owen Herr; two sisters, Diane Bower of Hughesville, Bonnie S. Pentz of Muncy; five brothers, Wayne A. (Sara Jane) Charles of Montgomery, Sheldon E. (Linda) Charles of Muncy, Edward A. (Peggy) Charles of Hughesville, Roland R. (Becki) Charles of Muncy, and Jeffrey M. Charles of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edwina L. (Fairman) Charles; a brother, Kenny E. Charles; and a sister Naomi I. Charles.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran "White Church" Cemetery, Muncy. Viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walter's name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Evelyn B. Garver

Evelyn B. Garver, 101, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport.

Born February 5, 1916, in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Earl F. and Twila M. (Greene) Herncane.

Evelyn was the manager of several Hurr’s Dairy Stores in Williamsport for more than 35 years. She enjoyed reading, collecting coins, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda J. Garver, of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jayne A. Garver of Harrisburg, Jay Anthony (Meg) Garver, Jr., of Martinsburg, and James A. (Kara) Garver of Claysburg; ten great grandchildren, Alexandra, Courtney, Emilee, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Bailey, Gracie, Isabella, Sophia, and Addilyn; ten nieces and nephews, Dennis (Cindy) Dively, Lisa (Mike) Mock, Eric (Beth) Closson, Michael (Joyce) Herncane, Peter (Mary Ann) Herncane, Jane Mittel, Lee Smith, Mary Ann Godwin, Barry Garver and Karen Branner.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, Frank Bobb Garver, she was preceded in death by a son, Jay A. Garver; one brother, Earl L. Herncane; two sisters, Ella Marie Closson and Marilyn Dively; and a niece, Dianne Dively.

A graveside service to honor the life of Evelyn will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Alto Reste Park, 109 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601. Please meet at the office building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Claysburg Area Public Library, 957 Bedford St., Claysburg, PA 16625.


Posted: November 6, 2017





Gerald (Gerry) M. Gridley

Gerald (Gerry) M. Gridley, 80, of Williamsport, PA (formerly of Rote) died on October 29, 2017 surrounded by family. Born in Corning, NY, to Albert and Florence (Mattison) Gridley, he was the oldest of their six children. Gerry and his wife, Amy (Ribble) celebrated fifty-nine years of marriage in September. Surviving besides his wife are five children: Kathy (John) Staje, Betsy (Stephen) Danneker, Cherry Lorson, Nancy (George) Ulrich and Jerry (Stacy) Gridley. There are thirteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Gerry was a meat cutter by vocation. He was the Supervisor for Reading Meats in Williamsport for many years. Gerry and Amy owned Gridley's General Store in Elimsport from 1980 -1990. Gerry was active in the communities in which he lived. He was of the Methodist faith.

A time of remembrance will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM with a memorial service at 4:00 PM on Friday November 3, 2017 at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Please share your memories with the family at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 3, 2017

Shirley J. (Bryan) Selfe

Shirley J. (Bryan) Selfe, born on January 31, 1933 passed away at Susque View Home on November 2, 2017.

Shirley resided in Woolrich for most of her lifetime, graduating with the Class of ’51 from Lock Haven High School.

She spent several years residing in Texas and California with her Military husband, the late David J. Selfe, before moving back to the area.

Shirley was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, raising four children and a variety of pets. She enjoyed snowmobiling, reading, sewing, dining out, shopping and visiting new places “at home and abroad.”

She is survived by her two daughters, Gayla J. Selfe and Susan L. (Selfe) Brown, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Along with her spouse, she was preceded in death by two sons, David L. and Stephen C. Selfe.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shirley’s church, the Woolrich Community Church, through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 3, 2017

Ramona Lee Fausey

Ramona Lee Fausey, 61, of Williamsport, and formerly of California, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Surviving is her loving husband of 41 years, Carl Grant Fausey, Jr. who she married on May 20, 1976.

Born January 27, 1956 in Williamsport, she is a daughter of the late, Kenneth E. and Margorie Ann (Yoder) Winter, Sr.

Ramona graduated from Williamsport High School Class of 1973 and Bryman College. She was employed by the former Susquehanna Health for ten years as a Surgical Technologist, AST.

Ramona was a member of St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir. While living in Reseda, California she attended First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school. She was part of the local chapter of the Eastern Star and AST (Association Surgical Technologist). Ramona enjoyed baking, sewing, watching movies, taking pictures and dolphins.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her four children, Jason B. (Momoko) Fausey, of Prescott Valley, AZ, Travis K. (Amy) Fausey, of Stoystown, Tatiana M. Fausey, of San Francisco, CA, Katrina L. Fausey, of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren, Sara T., Haru J. and Maya R. Fausey, all of Prescott Valley, AZ; three brothers, Kenneth E. Winter, Jr. of Henderson, MD, Keith A., and Kevin D. Winter both of Williamsport; three sisters, Carol A. Griffith of Williampsort, Mary E. Yoder of Milroy and Susan M. Winter-Herbst of Lacey, WA.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ramona will be held 11 a.m Tuesday November 7, 2017 at St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, with Rev. Jay E. Jones, officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m until the time of service on Tuesday at church.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 3, 2017




Patricia K. Warner

Patricia K. Warner, 59, of Jersey Shore, died unexpectedly, Monday, October 30, 2017.

Born May 28, 1958 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Warner and Gloria (Beaver) Warner.

Patricia graduated from South Williamsport High School. She worked locally for several different companies in the manufacturing industry and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed crocheting and watching reality TV. Her pride and joy was her family, her children and especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her four children, Jason C. Warner of Williamsport, Sara J. Fox of Jersey Shore, Jake T. Fox, of Jersey Shore, and Katrina N. Grado of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Julian Warner, Jalen Warner, Aidan Worden, Arianna Fox, John Grado, Amari Warner; three brothers, James Warner of Harrisburg, Guy Warner of Montoursville, George Warner of South Williamsport; a sister Wendy Warner of South Williamsport; step mother, Cheryl Warner of South Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her significant other, Jeffrey Sharrow, a granddaughter, Samaria Kay Motyka, and a brother Bernie Warner.

Patricia will always be remembered for her special personality. She would offer her last dollar to anyone in need even if that meant she had nothing for herself. She would speak her mind, and share with you how she knew a little bit about a lot. She was kind and caring with a big heart and loved all she knew even if she had trouble expressing it. She went through tough trials and tribulations, but was never afraid to be herself and show who she was, especially if that meant living by her favorite song lyrics “You can do it put your back into it.” More than anything she longed to be with her granddaughter Samaria, and now she has joined her as another angel in heaven who will be deeply missed as well.

A memorial service to honor the life of Patricia will be announced at a later date.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Esther M. "Chip" Baker

Esther M. "Chip" Baker, 76, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1941, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William Thompson and Esther Mae (Stetts) Lukens.

Chip was a former member of High Street United Methodist Church and Faith Alliance Church.

She was formerly employed at Katrina’s Sewing Factory, Cobblers Ladies Shoe Outlet, Fashion Bug, Mr. Donut, and waitressed at various restaurants.
She enjoyed crafts, flower arranging, and was an excellent cook and baker and loved sharing her baked goods with others. Chip was known for her overflowing personality, she cherished getting to know everyone she met during her walk through life.

Surviving are a son, David C. Baker (Kristen), of Williamsport; a brother, Ronnie Lukens, of Williamsport; five sisters, Ann Romans, of Grove City, Ohio, Connie Harstead, of Williamsport, Becky Farroux (Richard), of Jeannette, Maxine Lopez (Lupe), of Indianpolis, Ind., and Barbara DeCoursey (Dan Lockcuff), of Trout Run; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, William T. Lukens and a sister, Viola Lukens.

A memorial service to honor the life of Esther will be held 7 p.m. Friday, November 3, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Esther’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Robert W. Harer

Robert W. Harer, 98, of Williamsport died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born February 28, 1919 in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace Sholder Harer.

Robert served during World War II in the Army Air Corps.

Robert retired as a route salesman for Hurr’s Dairy and Valley Farms. After retirement he worked as a courier for Williamsport National Bank.

Robert was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Duboistown VFW # 7863, the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 106 F&AM, and the Zafar Grotto where he served as past Monarch.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret A. (Pepperman) Harer, two children, Larry (Barbara) Harer and Deborah (Timothy) Day both of Williamsport, four grandchildren Robert (Heather) and Michael (Jendy) Harer and Joshua (Ashley) and Brian (Mindy) Day, 10 great grandchildren and a sister, Gladys (Carl) McDaniel of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport with his pastor, the Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand, officiating.

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017




Larry R. “Woo Cat” Wurster

Larry R. “Woo Cat” Wurster, 56, of Williamsport, died peacefully at his home on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Born March 24, 1961 in New Haven, CT, a son of Larry and Louise (Elec) Wurster.

Larry was a 1979 graduate of Williamsport High School and had worked as a carpenter all his life. He loved being with his family and adored his grandchildren.

Suriving in addition to his mother of Williamsport, are his wife Candis A. (Crawley) Wurster, two children Zachery Wurster and Amber Wurster both of Williamsport, three grandchildren Taylen, Tehgan, and Teanna, six siblings Duane Wurster, Susan Ring, Robin Melvin, Kimberly Howler, Melissa Fisher, and Jason Wurster and step-grandson David Watts.

He was preceded in death by his father and his first wife of 35 years Debra A. (Webber) Wurster who died Sept. 4, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. followed by a memorial service to honor Larry’s life at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 31, 2017

Doris I. Sandell

Doris I. Sandell, 90, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in the skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at UPMC Susquehanna in Muncy, PA . She was born Thursday, September 29, 1927 at Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Ardell Sandell, in 1997.

Earlier in life Doris was employed at several area factories but was a homemaker most of her adult life.

Doris loved animals. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Kunkle of Selinsgrove, PA; three grandchildren, Crystal Lincoln of Hughesville, PA; Keith and wife Suzy Schell of Selinsgrove, PA; Melissa Hornberger; six great-grandchildren, David Schell and fiance Ashley Miller of Muncy, PA; Jeremy Lincoln; Shania Schell; Keith Schell, Jr.; Emily Hornberger and Jacob Hornberger. In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA. Interment will be in the Montoursville Cemetery. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: October 31, 2017

Jay Hilsher

Jay Hilsher, 84, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at home.

Jay was born in Williamsport on Nov. 28, 1932, a son of John H. and Beatrice E. Davenport Hilsher Sr.

He was a 1950 graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. He taught printing at the former WACC, now Pennsylvania College of Technology, and was the director of their printing department for 16 years. He went on to be the owner of Hilsher Graphics for 46 years.

Jay was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Council 366. He was also a former board member of Williamsport Wyrope Credit Union, president of the Williamsport Management Club, South Williamsport Lions Club, Rotary Club and served as a volunteer with the Lycoming County Historical Society.

He and his wife, the former Sally E. Spaeth would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2017. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Stephanie (Patrick) Jackson of Cogan Station, Cynthia (Richard) Dorr of Glenmoore, John H. (Susan) Hilsher III of South Williamsport and Jayme Hilsher of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Brian, Carolyn, Steven, Kristin, Andree, Samantha, Jason and Christopher, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William H. Hilsher.
The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, c/o St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017







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