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Evelyn L. Bachman

Evelyn L. Bachman, 89, of Cogan Station, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna- Williamsport Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband LaVern “Sam” Bachman in 1986.

Born May 5, 1927, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William F. and May (Johnson) Adams.

Evelyn was a member of Third Street United Methodist Church. She helped run Bachman Grocery Store with her husband in the 1950’s and worked 45 years in the sewing industry as a supervisor.

Surviving are three sons, Eugene Bachman, Sr. (Ann), of Elimsport, Daniel L. Bachman, of Cogan Station, and Dennis J. Bachman, of Cogan Station,  three grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren, two brothers, Harold F. “Mack” Adams, of Montoursville and Frank “Rick” Adams, Sr. (Betty), of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Blake J., Kenneth H., and Wayne E. Adams, two sisters, Bernice Ebert and Margeen Sechler, and a grandson.

A funeral service to honor the life of Evelyn will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 27 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport with the Rev. John C. Baney officiating.   Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to Third Street United Methodist Church, 931 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 

Nancy K. Bradley

Nancy K. Bradley, 75, of Lock Haven, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born July 7, 1941, in Williamsport, she was a daughter the late Francis W. and Clara L. (Wheeler) Stopper.

Surviving is her sister, Margaret Bernhardt (Richard), of Lititz; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Stopper Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Banzhaf and Rita Minier.

Services will be held private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 

 



Brenda K. (Weigold) Grace

Brenda K. (Weigold) Grace, 60, of Grace’s Way, Watsontown, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at home, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 13, 1956 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Beverly A. (Stahlnecker) Weigold. On September 3, 1983 she married Stephen W. Grace, and together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.

Brenda was a 1974 graduate of Warrior Run High School. She also graduated from the former Williamsport Area Community College with an associate’s degree in Business. Brenda worked for Liberty Mutual of Williamsport for 32 years, and Pfieffer-Naginey Ins. Co., Northumberland, for 11 years.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Watsontown since birth. She was an active member, and taught Sunday school for many years.

Brenda helped with the Turbotville Boy Scouts Troop#622 for many years. She enjoyed scrapbooking, needle point, traveling to the Outer Banks, but most of all, Brenda adored her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Brenda is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, William S. Grace and his wife Randi, Boiling Springs; and John W. Grace, Stockbridge, Georgia; 4 Grandchildren, Logan, Alexandria, Karli, and Kinslei Grace; a brother, William and Ann Weigold, Charlottesville, VA; a sister, Bonnie and Scott Wheeland, Cogan Station; and nieces, Lisa, Jenna, and Megan, who will remember her fondly as “Fun Aunt Brenda”

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Friday, March 24th at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville and from 11 AM to Noon, Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, where the funeral will begin at Noon with her pastor, Rev. Faron Johnson, officiating. Burial will follow in Delaware Run Cemetery, Watsontown.

The family suggests contributions in Brenda’s memory be made to her church, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, PA 17777.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Turbotville.

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 

Laurence E. Klees


Laurence E. Klees, 86, of Eldred Twp., passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1931 in Montoursville a son of George and Elizabeth Chaapel Klees, Sr.

He retired after serving 27 years in the U.S. Army where he served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the Army he worked at Sears until his retirement. He was a member of V.F.W. Post # 7863, the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104, Lodge #208 F&A.M. and a member of the National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, George, Jr. and sister, June Klees.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years the former Tetsuko Yoshida (Judy); daughters, Bonnie S. (Adrian) Lenyard of Phoenix, Ariz., and Connie L. (Patrick) Stinson of Mountain Lakes, NJ; sisters, Jean Ivery of VA and Ann (Charles) Nolen of TN, and four grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 – 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

Memorial donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 

Patrick S. Breining

Patrick S. Breining, 17, of Williamsport left this world all too soon on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Born December 16, 1999 in Delaware, Ohio he was the beloved son of Wayne E. Breining and Heike P. (Wohlgemuth) Breining both of Williamsport.

Patrick was a Junior at Williamsport High School and he enjoyed online gaming and hanging out with his friends.

Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Duncan M. and David Breining (Kate) all of Williamsport, Daniel Breining and Bastian Borowik both of Clarksville, TN; paternal grandparents, Ivy Breining of Avon, IN and Samuel (Barbara) Breining of Williamsport; several aunts and uncles and many dear cousins and friends.

Patrick was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and his uncle, Andrew Breining.

A memorial service to honor the life of Patrick will be held 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A visitation will be held 5:30 pm until the time of service on Sunday at Sanders.  

Patrick will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
Online condolences may be made at www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 




Barbara A. Klobe

Barbara A. Klobe, 80, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, August 11, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ruth (Chilson) Crossley.

She was the widow of Richard L. "Dick" Klobe who preceded her in death on May 19, 2007.

Barb was a 1954 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She was employed as the secretary to the superintendent of the Montgomery School District.

Barb enjoyed camping, reading, playing the piano, jigsaw puzzles and her cats and dogs. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Susan M. and husband Chip Beatty, Olympia, WA; Lori A. and husband Jeff Deisher, Montgomery, PA; Michele G. and husband Dale Boop, West Milton, PA; Julie A. and husband Charles Divel, Hughesville, PA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Williamson; Katherine Beatty; Kyle Deisher; Kelly Boop; Rachel Boop; Jennifer Klobe and one sister, Linda Henry, Newberry, PA. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 24, 2017 with Michael Hill, pastor of the Elimsport United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Greene Twp., Clinton, PA. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 - 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 . Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: March 21, 2017

 

Foster F. “Fos” Dye

Foster F. “Fos” Dye, 79, of Watsontown, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

Born December 19, 1937, he was the son of the late Earl O. and Ada F. (Gramley) Dye Sr.  He then married the former Kay L. Dieffenderfer on November 1, 1974 and they would have celebrated 43 years of marriage this year.

Fos was a graduate of Milton High School in 1954.  He was self-employed working at Dye’s Garage in Milton for over 40 years.  Fos then lived in Forest Park, Florida for 14 years.

He was a former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville.  Also he was a member of the Masonic Lodge #256 of Milton.

In his free time he enjoyed entertaining residents at Elmcroft Nursing Home in Lewisburg doing karaoke.

Besides his wife, Foster is survived by his two sons: Kieth and Kenneth Dye both of Sunbury; one daughter: Chrystal Reichenbach of Columbus, OH; two step-sons: Paul Young of West Milton, David Young of Treverton; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; two sisters: Isabelle McLain of Wisconsin, Joann and her husband Ronald Zechman of Raleigh, NC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Earl O. Dye Jr.; and five sisters: Viola Ohara, Alverna Heddings, Ruth James, Betty Everhart, Violet Russell.

There will be a graveside committal service held on Saturday, April 1 at 11 AM at Harmony Cemetery, Milton, with Pastor Carl Varner, officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Watsontown.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 

Mildred G. Moyer

Mildred G. Moyer, 81, of Moyer Road, Turbotville, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 peacefully at home, with her husband and family at her side.

Born October 8, 1935, she was the eldest daughter of the late Clayton and Sarah (Gehman) Derstine. On May 12, 1956, she married J. Laverne Moyer, and together they would have celebrated 61 years of marriage this May.

Mildred was a member of East District Mennonite Church, where earlier in life, she taught Kindergarten Sunday School.

She was a homemaker, dedicated to her husband and family. She helped manage and do the bookkeeping for their family farming operations. Mildred enjoyed serving others and spending time with family -- each new birth was a celebration, and holding babies brought her joy.

She treasured her time traveling with her husband, making the annual trip to Colorado each fall for hunting. Mildred always kept detailed records of their travels and family events.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and making photo albums with her daughter.

In addition to her husband, Mildred is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Phil and Crystal Moyer, Turbotville; Tim and Wanda Moyer, Turbotville; and Dan and Shirlene Moyer, Turbotville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tim and Linda Stoltzfus, Lewisburg; Paul and Brenda Schmidt, Watsontown; Ed and Judy Derstine, Turbotville; and Jack and Jolene Fiedler, Watsontown; 32 Grandchildren; 25 Great-Grandchildren; and 12 siblings.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Renita Gail Derstine.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 9 PM Saturday, March 25th at East District Mennonite Church, 71 East District Road, Watsontown and from 2 to 3 PM Sunday also at East District Mennonite Church, where the funeral will begin at 3PM with Pastor Tim Stoltzfus, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 22, 2017

 




Hazel E. Grove Miller

Hazel E. Grove Miller, 92 of Williamsport, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born January 8, 1925 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Gus and Lena (Cramer) Orso. She was the widow of Frederick E. Grove and John W. Miller.
Hazel had worked at Weldon’s and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, shopping and loved her many cats.

Surviving are a daughter Pamela L. Gower of Cogan Station, a granddaughter Krrin A. Shick (Scott R.)  of Allenwood , and step-children John Miller, Jr. and Judy Sullivan.

She was a preceded in death by a sister Thelma Hamm and son-in-law Harry T. Gower.

A graveside service will be held 11a.m. Thursday, March 23 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Hazel’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 1877 St. Michael’s Road Cogan Station or Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701 or Alzheimer’s Association 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Calvin L. Whitton Sr.

Calvin L. Whitton Sr., 87, of Jersey Shore in the Pine Creek area, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. A lifetime resident of Jersey Shore, Calvin was born September 10, 1929, the son of the late Ike Prince and Helen (Smith) Whitton. He married June J. (Koch) on January 28, 1950 and they shared 62 years of marriage until her passing October 12, 2012.

For over 30 years, Calvin was employed at Hon Industries, in Williamsport (formerly known as Rishel’s). Calvin was a quiet, kind soul who very rarely raised his voice to anyone; he was known by all who loved him as a strong, independent, genuinely “Good Man” who loved his family very much. Calvin enjoyed anything that had to do with being outdoors, such as gardening, hunting, fishing and he shared his love of these activities with his family. He loved going to the Potter County family hunting camp that was built almost 100 years ago. His favorite indoor pastime was watching old western movies, especially John Wayne movies.

Calvin is survived by 5 grandchildren, Kelli Ann (Jeff) Markley, Bobbi Jo (Keith) Lewis , Jason (Traci) Whitton, Candice Yeagle and Dan (Danielle) Winkleman; 9 great grandchildren, Aleshia and Ryan Lewis, Riley and Reagan Markley, Travis, Heaven and Landon Yeagle, Calvin and Logan Whitton; also his son in law, Albert (Joyce) Winkleman, Sr. of Jersey Shore.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his son Calvin L. Whitton, Jr., and his daughter Patty Jo Winkleman.

There will be a viewing for family and friends at 9 AM Saturday, March 25, 2017, with a funeral service at 10 AM at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. Pastor Kenneth Weiss will officiate. Burial immediately following the service will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy.

The family would like to extend a special Thank you, to Joyce Moyer and Hospice for the love and care they provided to him.

Memorial donations can be made in Calvin’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport or American Heart Association @ www.donatenowheart.org.

Please share your fondest memories of Calvin by visiting www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Barbara A. Klobe

Barbara A. Klobe, 80, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, August 11, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ruth (Chilson) Crossley.

She was the widow of Richard L. "Dick" Klobe who preceded her in death on May 19, 2007.

Barb was a 1954 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She was employed as the secretary to the superintendent of the Montgomery School District.

Barb enjoyed camping, reading, playing the piano, jigsaw puzzles and her cats and dogs. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She is survived by four daughters, Susan M. and husband Chip Beatty, Olympia, WA; Lori A. and husband Jeff Deisher, Montgomery, PA; Michele G. and husband Dale Boop, West Milton, PA; Julie A. and husband Charles Divel, Hughesville, PA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Williamson; Katherine Beatty; Kyle Deisher; Kelly Boop; Rachel Boop; Jennifer Klobe and one sister, Linda Henry, Newberry, PA. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 24, 2017 with Michael Hill, pastor of the Elimsport United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the Sugar Valley Church of the Brethern Cemetery, Greene Twp., Clinton, PA. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 - 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 . Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 




Melvin E. Wright

Melvin E. Wright, age 78, of Cogan Station, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 13, 1939, to Oscar and Iva Moyer Wright.

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1956. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Lonza in 2001, after 40 years of service. Melvin was proud to be a farmer, and worked on his family’s farm for most of his life. He married his sweetheart, Rebecca Moyer, on March 5, 1960. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife and children; Mindy Golomboski, Laura (Donnie) Tripoli, John (Genevieve) Wright and James Wright. Melvin is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Joey (Casey) Golomboski, Jake (Shannon) Golomboski, and Jill (Ross) Moore; Katey (Christian) Martin, Sara (Garth) Watson, Samuel (Nathan) Tripoli, Abby, and Elizabeth Wright. There are 12 great grandchildren. Melvin is also survived by his sister, Rosanna Bower.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Charles Wright and Dale Wright.

Mel enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting and school events, traveling across the country, hunting, reading, music, league bowling, softball and Running. He ran in several marathons. He was a lifelong member of the Hepburn Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for over 40 years.

There will be a visitation beginning at noon, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Hepburn Baptist Church, 2917 Pleasant Valley Rd. Saturday, March 25, 2017 with Rev. Clarence Thompson and Rev. Mark Mahserjian-Smith officiating. Interment at Stoltz Cemetery will follow the service.

Melvin will be greatly missed by all who loved him. In his honor, please be supportive to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s/Dementia and their families. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Barbara Elaine Wagner

Barbara Elaine Wagner, 73, of Linden passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born August 5, 1943 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Elizabeth Baker Stackhouse.

Barbara was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Barbara attended State Road United Methodist Church for over 40 years and recently became a member of Newberry Church of Christ.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, James Wagner, four children, Wayne (Brenda) Wagner of South Williamsport, Paula (Lewis) Meixel of Cogan Station, Randy (Jennifer) Wagner of Montoursville and Wendy (Charles) Williams of Williamsport, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a brother Robert (Doris) Stackhouse of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Jean Fink.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no viewing or services.

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Maesyn William Capron

Maesyn William Capron, infant child of Christopher W. and Trisha M. (King) Capron, was born and became one of God’s Angels on Friday March 17, 2017.

Surviving in addition to his parents ofMuncy are a sister Emma Capron, maternal grandparents Robert and Jennifer Inch, paternal grandfather Henry Capron, paternal grandmother Brenda Capron, maternal step-grandmother Nancy Marsh, great grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Norm Beck, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Inch, Carole Capron, Garry Whitmoyer, and Lorraine King, aunts and uncles Amanda and Glenn Wright, Cadan and Loghan Inch, and Julia and Jordan Marsh, and many great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Maesyn was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert S. King, and great grandparents Gloria Whitmoyer, Harold Capron, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Wells, Sr. and Jessie King.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 




Anna I. Smith

Anna I. Smith, 93, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away March 19, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born October 11, 1923 in Montoursville, the daughter of Ralph and Ida Snyder Minier.

She was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, enjoyed flower gardening, traveling and family.

Anna was preceded by her parents, her husband, Lawrence Smith, a twin sister Ruth Dugan, another sister, Mabel Springman, a son, Irvin, and a grandson and a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.

Surviving are 3 sons, Paul L. (Mary) Smith of Montoursville, David E. (Adrienne) Smith of Lewisburg, Garry T. (Eleanor) Smith of Allentown; a daughter, Doris M. (Gene) Sanso of DuBoistown and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, with the Rev. Michael Swimley officiating . Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11a.m.

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Gary D. Shaner

Gary D. Shaner, 44, of Kingston, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at Celtic Hospice in Wilkes-Barre.

Born August 19, 1972, in Williamsport, he was a son of Ruth E. (Bomboy) and the late Grant D. Shaner. He married Michele C. Snyder, on February 1, 1998.

Gary enjoyed spending time with his family, music, fixing things, and shooting with his friend Rod.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, are two daughters, Denee E. Snyder and fiancé Corey Caruthers of Kingston, and Andreya J. Snyder of Kingston; a son, Damon J. Shaner and significant other, Emily Raptis of Kingston; two grandchildren, Cayden J. and Camdyn J. Caruthers; and a step-in-son, Mark Giovine.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray the funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Carmen Eder Sheets

Carmen Eder Sheets, 82, of Montoursville, died Friday, March 17, 2017.

Carmen was the second generation to own and operate Eder’s Ice Cream. She ran the store for over 30 years and also retired from Phillips ECG. She was a graduate of Penn State University, a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandchildren and going to the beach.

Born, May 23, 1934 in Montoursville, she was the daughter of Bruce and Mae Koch Eder.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa M. (Rob) Labatch; and a son, Thomas M. Sheets, both of Montoursville; sister, Vada Mae (Verne) Peterson of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Kathina (Stephanie) Tayag, Tara (Cameron) Ball, Tye Sheets and Ian and Madison Labatch; and great-grandchildren, Eliana and Cameron Ball and Ryan and Greyson Tayag.

Carmen was predeceased by a sister, Janet A. Knull.

Memorial services in Carmen’s honor will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Presbyterian Home, 810 Louisa St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Farragut U. M. Church, 61 St Rt 864, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 




June Rosana Shope Walters

June Rosana Shope Walters, 87, of 454 S. Summit St., Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

June was born in Williamsport on July 23, 1929, the daughter of the late John and Rosana Thomas Shope.

She was a 1947 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On September 30, 1951 in Salona, June married Bruce Walizer Walters, Jr., whom preceded her in death on October 11, 2013.

She was employed at Sylvania of Lock Haven.

June was a member of Salona United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards and playing the organ.

June is survived by two sons, Rande Lee (Leila) Walters, Sr. and Kevin Lynn (Jerrie) Walters, both of Lock Haven; a sister, Lenore Pringle of Tamarack; eight grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Eugene Walters; and three sisters, Ruth Michelac, Doris Seneft and Janice Confer.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be at Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Salona United Methodist Church.

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: March 20, 2017

 

Georgia A. Heaps

Georgia A. Heaps, 83, formally of Montoursville, passed away March 18, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

She was born April 10, 1933 in Lancaster, PA, the daughter of Elwood and Ruth Cox Usner.

Georgia was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, enjoyed quilting, reading and her grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, a sister, Victoria Usner and a granddaughter, Lora.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years Rev. Dr. Charles M. Heaps, two sons: David C. (Tracey) of Montoursville, Michael A Heaps of Montoursville; a daughter, Sharon L. (Joel) Sutkins of Montoursville; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Luke Lutheran Church 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA with the Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the church on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers Contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements by Spitler Funeral Home. Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 

Carmen Eder Sheets

Carmen Eder Sheets, 82, of Montoursville, died Friday, March 17, 2017.

Carmen was the second generation to own and operate Eder’s Ice Cream. She ran the store for over 30 years and also retired from Phillips ECG. She was a graduate of Penn State University, a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and enjoyed bowling, spending time with her grandchildren and going to the beach.

Born, May 23, 1934 in Montoursville, she was the daughter of Bruce and Mae Koch Eder.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa M. (Rob) Labatch; and a son, Thomas M. Sheets, both of Montoursville; sister,Vada Mae (Verne) Peterson of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Kathina (Stephanie) Tayag, Tara (Cameron) Ball, Tye Sheets and Ian and Madison Labatch; and great-grandchildren, Eliana and Cameron Ball and Ryan and Greyson Tayag.

Carmen was predeceased by a sister, Janet A. Knull.

Memorial services in Carmen’s honor will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home. 1914 Memorial Ave., with Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Presbyterian Home, 810 Louisa St., Williamsport,PA 17701 or the Farragut U. M. Church, 61 St Rt 864, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 




Mary E. Stone

Mary E. Stone, a lifelong resident of Williamsport, has entered the arms of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ on March 16, 2017, fulfilling God’s promise of everlasting life.

Born Marie Ernestine Colapietro, July 7, 1939, she was the daughter of Mario and Guespine Salvatori Colapietro.

Mary is survived by Ronald L. Stone, with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage. This union is now paused until they are reunited for their eternal walk.

Surviving as well are her daughters, Deanna (David) Drolet of Hooksett, NH and Rhonda (Wayne) Troxell of Montoursville.

There are two grandchildren, Amber Marie Stroud of Palm Bay, FL and Dr. Ronald D. Troxell of Louisville, KY. There will be great-granddaughter born June 2017.

Mary is also leaving behind her cousin, Louise Patterson, with whom she shared a sisterly bond.

Aunt Mary who was raised so closely with, and who played the role of second mother, will be remembered and sadly missed by her nieces and nephews.

This wonderful woman will be remembered mostly for her cooking, baking and holiday preparations, but most importantly for her love, dedication and service to family.

As well as her parents, she is preceded in death by sisters Ernestine and Frances Colapietro, Angeline Agnone and Lillian Molino.

We now rejoice as she is reunited with those she so dearly missed.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., March 20 at the Montoursville Cemetery.

Our shelter pets gave mom great care and comfort during her most difficult times. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 17, 2017

 

Carl E. Burkholder, II

Carl E. Burkholder, II, 64, of Linden, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at UPMC – Williamsport Hospital.

Born September 7, 1952 in Florida, he was a son of Carl E. Burhholder, I and Shirley (Gordner) Shoemaker.

Carl was a graduate of Williamsport High School and was a veteran of the US Army. He was a fireman with Jersey Shore Fire Station #3. Carl enjoyed spending his summers at his home on the Susquehanna River and feeding catfish from his hand.

Surviving are his significant other and best friend of 32 years Donna R. Cardene, three children, Angela Stark (Chris) of State College, Jenny Smith (Shane) of Avis and Joseph Jaser of Williamsport, seven grandchildren, brother Richard Shoemaker and sister Kimberly Heatley both of Buttonwood, sister-in-law Barbara (Ronald) Hinkal of Williamsport, several nieces and nephews, and friend Kathy Jaser of Avis.

Carl will be greatly missed by his family and friends but especially by his cat Bumper.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 17, 2017

 

Grayson Abel Mabie

Grayson Abel Mabie became an angel on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

He is survived by his parents, Matthew and Jessica (Weaver) Mabie of Linden, maternal grandparents, John and Shari Weaver of Cogan Station, paternal grandparents, Pat Knowlden and Dan Mabie, both of Trout Run.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: March 20, 2017

 




Robert Joseph Engel

Robert Joseph Engel, 86, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at Valley View Nursing Center on Tuesday March 14, 2017. He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in South Williamsport, the son of Lawrence M. Engel Sr. and Beatrice Musheno Engel. He was an active member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church where he served as an usher and was a member of the Holy Name Society. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Williamsport High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He later worked as an electrician for local 812 from 1955 to 1992. He was a 61 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, motorcycling, exploring with his metal detector and tinkering in his garage on various projects. Bob was predeceased by wives, the former Shirley A. Stoner, who he married in 1956, the former Brenda L. Burrows, who he married in 2013, and brothers Lawrence Engel and James Engel. Bob is survived by a daughter Debra Cocrane (Richard), of Smith Mountain Lake, Va.; a son, Michael of Waterville; stepson, Donald Waldman(Laura), of Montoursville; grandchildren, Alexandra, Timothy (Chrissy), Andrew and Rebekah; stepgrandson, Adam; stepgrandaughter, Kelsey; great-granddaughter, Annabelle; sisters, Mary Urbano, of Williamsport, and Sister Rita Ann, of Holy Family Convent, Danville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17. The Rev Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday March 16th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. The family would like to express a special thanks to the caring staff at Valley View Nursing Center and to the Susquehanna Health Home and Hospice nurses who cared for Bob. www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 16, 2017

 

Lois J. Bausinger

Lois J. Bausinger, 84, formerly of Balls Mills, passed away peacefully at Rose View Center on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Lois was born in Proctor, on March 1, 1933, a daughter of Frank and Bertha Matthews Braker.

She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, a 1951 graduate of Montoursville High School and enjoyed bingo and karaoke at Rose View Center.

Her husband of 42 years, Alvin L. Bausinger Sr., died May 16, 1996.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Jean M. (John) Richards, of Cogan Station, Carol A. (William) McElroy, of South Williamsport; a son, Alvin L. Bausinger Jr., of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Angela and Adam Richards, Jennifer Catanese, Jason McElroy, Alissa and Brian Bausinger; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, a son, Theodore A. Bausinger; brother, H. Leroy Braker; and two sisters, A. Marie Abernatha and Helen Dapp, all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Chris Pfleegor, officiating. Burial will follow at Balls Mills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Lois's name may be made to Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 16, 2017

 

Terry Lee Streck

Terry Lee Streck, 58, of 143 Fleming Ave., Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.

Terry was born in Lock Haven on January 19, 1959, the son of the late Raymond and Alda Streck.

He was a 1977 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

In 1996, Terry completed the Salvation Army School for Officers Training.
On June 12, 2010 in Lock Haven, he married the former Carol Ann Hamm, whom survives.

Terry had a passion for ministering and enjoyed cooking for others. Most of all, he loved the time he spent with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Christopher William Streck of Kentucky; a daughter, Carrie (Sean) Finneran of Rhode Island; two step-sons, Robert Parks of Lock Haven and Danny Merrifield of Kutztown; his siblings, John Streck, Ruby Streck and Pauline Mills; and his grandchildren, Sadie Michelle Streck and Gavin and Isla Finneran.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 119 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Major Sharon Cupp officiating.

A viewing will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Lycoming County SPCA.

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

 

Posted: March 17, 2017

 




George H. Quinn

George H. Quinn, 97, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday March 14, 2017.

George was born in Kittanning, on July 8, 1919, a son of Michael and Kathryn Helbig Quinn.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, a member of Zaffro Grotto String Band, American Legion Post #1, Gesang Verein Harmonia, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #145, the United Commercial Travelers, White Deer Golf Club and many others.

He owned and operated the George H. Quinn Appliance Store and two Laundromats for many years. George was a graduate of the former Williamsport Technical Institute and taught at the former W.A.C.C. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 4th Division and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the first when he was wounded on D-Day at Utah Beach.

George enjoyed entertaining his family, playing the banjo, harmonica and ukulele. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, boating, playing cards, as well as tinkering and fixing things.

His wife of 62 years the former Mary Louise Stopper died Feb. 21, 2010.

Surviving are four children, Michael A. Quinn, Gregory A. Quinn, Sharon K. Quinn and Patricia L. Quinn, all of Williamsport; and a sister, Mary Ellen Chop, of Sun City, Fla.

In addition to his parents and his wife, a son, Timothy Lee Quinn and two sisters, Virginia Moorehead and Beatrice Gray preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, with Rev. Michael Zipay officiating, followed by burial with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County at St. Boniface Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 16, 2017

 

Daniel W. Davis III

Daniel W. Davis III, 67, of Loyalsock Township, passed away at UPMC Susquehanna on Monday, March 13, 2017, with his wife at his side.

Dan was born in Washington, DC on March 18, 1949, the son of Daniel W. Davis II and Elsmere (Stahl) Davis.

He was a 1968 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and had been employed at Avis Homes.

Dan and his wife, the former Joanne L. Lyons, would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on March 31, 2017. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Brian (Jean) Pfirman, of Ark.; two brothers, Marshall (Jean) Davis, of Mass., Kim (Cindy) Davis, of Jersey Shore; one nephew; two nieces; five great-nephews; and four great-nieces.

A graveside service in St. Boniface Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family, there will be no visitation.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St. Williamsport is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: March 16, 2017

 

Stephen T. McFadden

Stephen T. McFadden, 63, of Williamsport passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his family. Stephen was born in Williamsport on November 17, 1953 the son of Bernard and Mildred Podolski McFadden. He is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church here in Williamsport and was a welder for the former Litton Industries on Westminister Drive in Williamsport. Stephen was a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia . A man of many interests, he was an avid Penn State fan, loved to garden and to putter around the house - always active, loving life. He is survived by his wife of 39 yrs. the former Joan L. Fantaskey. They celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on September 17, 2016. His son survives him, Brian McFadden of Jersey Shore as well as his mother Mildred McFadden of Williamsport. His brothers and sisters survive him; Bernard (Jan) of Williamsport Marilyn/Peach (Rick) Hamm of York, Theresa Kirby of Bethlehem, Regina Emerick of Williamsport, Michael (Linda) of S. Williamsport, Jeannine McFadden of this city and Matthew McFadden of Harrisburg. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many faithful friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph the Worker Parish 702 West 4th street, Williamsport at 10 am. on Monday March 20, 2017. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Stephen’s memory to “Cure PSP” 30 E. Padonia RD, Suite 204 Timonium, MD 21093, wwwcurepsp.org cwepsp.org or to the Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation , 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,Pa. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 16, 2017

 




Edythe M. Davis

Edythe M. Davis, 99, of Williamsport, passed away, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 74 years, Fred A. Davis. Born Dec. 29, 1917, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Dora (Kriger) Lowmiller.

Edythe was a cook at the former Bair’s Truck Stop. She attended Fairlawn Community Church. She was a former bowler at ABC Lanes for many years and was inducted into the Golden Age Bowler in 2004. She enjoyed crocheting, jig saw puzzles, camping, traveling, fishing and was an avid Williamsport High School basketball fan.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Dale E. Davis (Barb), of Williamsport, and a grandson, Jeff A. Davis.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Bruce W. Davis.

A funeral service to honor the life of Edythe will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 17 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.

Burial will be held private in Woodward Township Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edythe’s name to Fairlawn Community Church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728. 
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: March 15, 2017

 

Roger K. Boyer

Roger K. Boyer, 71, of Unityville, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his home.

Born September 29, 1945 in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Martha (Woodside) Boyer. He married the former Mildred Z. Wilson, and together they celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Roger served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He then worked construction for 40 years. Roger was a member of the Lungerville Christian Church and the American Legion Post 35. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, and an all around helpful and handy person.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter; Wendy Z. Boyer of Unityville; a son, Wesley (Debra) Boyer of Unityville: a brother, James (Tish) Boyer of Talmar; four grandchildren, Megan (Neil) Yarish of Unityville, Ashley (Ethan) Beatty of Watsontown, Wesley Boyer Jr. of Unityville, and Paige Wilson of Unityville; two great-grandchildren, Lucas E. Yarish, and expecting, Brinlee M. Beatty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy and Patsy Newman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lungerville Christian Church, 1700 PA-239, Unityville, PA 17774 or the Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, at www.susquehannahealth.org.

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

 

Posted: March 15, 2017

 

Robert E. “Bob” Conner

Robert E. “Bob” Conner, 65, of McElhattan, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Jersey Shore on April 29, 1951, the son of the late Clarence E. and Lela M. Embick Conner.

He was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School and attended the former Williamsport Area Community College.

Following high school, Bob was employed for a short time at the Buffalo Inn in Lock Haven before working for Capitol Coach from 1970 to 1974. As a member of the Teamsters Union, he was employed at Interstate Motor Freight from 1974 to 1984. Bob then became self-employed as an owner/operator, maintaining and driving his own tractor trailer until 2007, at which time, he returned to work for the Teamsters Union Local 764, retiring in 2015.

On May 24, 1997 in Woolrich, Bob married the former Linda K. Eggler, whom survives.

Bob was a lifetime member of the Owner Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 284 of Avis.

He loved spending time in his garage working on his Peterbilt truck. He also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was an avid and “particular” handyman. Most of all, Bob treasured the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a very caring and giving person, who was loved by everyone he met.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael (Lisa) Conner and Andy (Noel) Conner, both of Lock Haven; three daughters, Theresa (Paul) Caimi of Lock Haven, Susan (John) Blesh of Woolrich and Samantha (Jeremy) Chapman of Jersey Shore; two brothers, Clarence “Tuffy” (Linda) Conner and William (Vickie) Conner; three sisters, Sharon (Jerry) Delaney, Ethel (Steve) Eisenhower and Shirley (Bob) Bloom; and ten grandchildren, Jared, Dillon, Lucas, Chase, Mason and Eli Conner, Joseph Caimi, Zeta and Nevin Blesh and Mazie Chapman.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12 noon at the Woolrich Community United Methodist Church, 1080 Park Avenue, Woolrich, Pa 17779 with Pastor Samantha McElwee officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the Woolrich Church, Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given through the funeral home to the Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice of Williamsport.

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: March 15, 2017

 




Eddy E. “Lardy” Pedro Sr.

Eddy E. “Lardy” Pedro Sr., 62, of Dushore, died Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Born May 16, 1954 in Towanda, he was a son of the late Gilbert B. and Cora E. (Hunnsinger) Pedro.

Eddy attended the Cherry Township High School and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mildred. He was a “jack of all trades” and very mechanically inclined. Ed had worked as an equipment operator for his brothers, Angelo and Tom Pedro, for several years, and also worked as a logger and truck driver. He most recently served as Road Master for Cherry Township.

Ed enjoyed riding horses, pulling and working with draft horses, and farming. He also enjoyed attending horse auctions and hunting.

Surviving are a daughter, Fay A. (Julio Cruz) Pedro of Laceyville; a son, Eddy E. (Alicia) Pedro Jr. of Mildred; three sisters, Deborah (Dennis) Hill of Mildred, Dawn Masteller of Dushore, and Alberta Pastusic of Mildred; four brothers, Michael (Debbie) Pedro of Mildred, Richard Pedro of Dushore, Jerome (Becky) Pedro of Mildred, and Angelo "Bud" (Shirley) Pedro of Dushore; six grandchildren, Dakota Pedro, Kirsten Pedro, Wyatt Pedro, Bowen Minier, Jubei Cruz, and Aragon Cruz; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Pedro of Dushore, and Sharon Pedro of Williamsport; and a brother-in-law, John Fowler of Mildred.

In addition to his parents, Eddy was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Fowler and Margaret Pastusic; and two brothers, Thomas Pedro and Wayne Pedro.

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: March 15, 2017

 

William R. “Bill” Sandmeyer

William R. “Bill” Sandmeyer, 95, of Lewisburg and formerly of Picture Rocks and Montgomery, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at Riverwoods Senior Living Community, Lewisburg.

Born April 5, 1921 in Greenock, he was the son of the late William C. and Jessie Hoffman) Sandmeyer. His wife of 70 years, Dorothy M. Ferrell, preceded him in death October 31, 2015.

Bill attended the Greenock Elementary School and graduated from McKeesport High School, Class of 1934. He would then go on to receive a BS from California State Teachers College and a Masters degree from Bucknell University in 1954.

Bill dedicated his life to public education. He first taught Industrial Arts at Redstone Township, Munhall, and retired in 1977 from the Montgomery School District, where he held several positions, including Elementary Principal, High School Guidance Counselor, and Industrial Arts teacher. Following his retirement from Montgomery, he served as Elementary Guidance Counselor for several years with Warrior Run School District.

A World War II veteran, Bill served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Air Force and was a member of the American Legion, Montgomery. He was a member of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, Muncy Lodge #299 F. & A. M., the Williamsport Consistory, a former member of the Picture Rocks Lions Club, a charter member and past president of Montgomery Lions Club, a member of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, a former member and president of Montgomery Borough Council, and served on many educational boards and committees.

In his spare time, Bill enjoyed woodworking, making stained glass creations, singing, and
playing bocce ball in several leagues.

Surviving are two daughters, Dedre S. Miriello of Lexington, VA and Debbie Sandmeyer-Bryan of Petersburg, NJ; three, treasured grandchildren, Brittany M. Bryan, Shawn M. Bryan, and Thadeus D. Miriello; and many, beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Holman and Mildred Weddell.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Picture Rocks United Methodist
Church, 48 Laurel Run Road, Picture Rocks, with Pastor Lynn Wilcox officiating. Burial will follow in Picture Rocks Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans’ organizations. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the church, where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, or the Picture Rocks Lions Club, PO Box 99, Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

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: March 15, 2017

 

David G. Fox

David G. Fox, 73, of Jersey Shore, died at his residence on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

He was born on September 01, 1943 in Danville and was the son of the late Kenneth R. and Dorothy (Hammersley) Fox. He graduated from Williamsport High School. David was a veteran of the US Army and he worked and retired from the Williamsport Post Office garage after 33 years service. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed working on, trading and buying cars.

David is survived by four daughters; Paula M. Yeomans (Mike) of Duncan, AZ, Brenda L. Fioretti (Joseph) of Williamsport, Doria M. Fox and companion Daniel Morgret of Montoursville and Loretta L. Good (Kevin) of Montoursville, 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one sister; Donna Starn of Orlando, FL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter; Marlene Briel, one brother; Ronald Fox and his beloved dog “Chrissy”.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 1 – 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA where the memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Chaplain Dave Fishell, of Susquehanna Hospice will officiate the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 15, 2017

 




Genevieve R. “Genny” McCarty

Genevieve R. “Genny” McCarty, 77, of Forksville died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.

Born March 3, 1940 in Towanda, she is the daughter of the late Harry E. and Irene (Rhodes) McCarty. Genny attended school in Forksville and graduated from Loyalsock High School. She was employed as a Postal Clerk in Forksville for many years and was an active member of the Forksville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Phyllis M. (Sidney) Plotts of Gunnison, CO, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Forksville United Methodist Church, 4602 Rt. 154, Forksville, with Pastor Linda Renninger officiating. Burial will be in Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Genny’s name to the Forksville United Methodist Church, 4602 Rt. 154, P.O. Box 24, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 

Ivan W. Gardner

Ivan W. Gardner, 77, of Muncy, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at his home.

Born November 4, 1939 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Alfred M. and Edna B. (Shoemaker) Gardner. He and his wife, the former Donna F. Levan, would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on November 7, 2017.

Ivan was a hardworking family man who farmed his entire life. He was a cancer survivor who enjoyed hunting, butchering, and traveling to Elk County and Seneca Lake area to spending time with family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four daughters, Deborah A. (Michael) Sullivan of Muncy, Bonnie L. (Raymond) Lunger of Unityville, Melissa M. (Todd) Clayton of Unityville, and Joan E. Gardner of Muncy; a son, Robert W. (Cathy) Gardner of Muncy; eight grandchildren, Dustin (Ashley) Gardner, Amanda (Phil) Kehoe, Joseph Gardner, Sierra Sullivan, Kaitlin Lunger, Jessica Lunger, Chelsea Clayton and Ryan Clayton; and his faithful dog Sparky.

In addition to his parents, Ivan was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Evon Gardner, and Owen R. Gardner.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Christopher Adam Barnes officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions made to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home. All contributions will to be distributed equally between UPMC Susquehanna Health Cancer Center and Lairdsville Fire Company.

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

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 

Pauline Black

Pauline Black, 97, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, South. The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 




Craig Temple Bridgens

Craig Temple Bridgens, 63, of Lock Haven passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home. Born on March 30, 1953 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Russell Edward and Betty Jane Temple Bridgens. Craig was a 1972 graduate of Lock Haven High School and attended Lycoming College, receiving numerous degrees.
He was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He was employed as a chemist for Lock Haven City Sewer Plant, Henkel Corp., and currently by Avery-Denison Corporation.
Craig was a member of the Sons of Italy as well as the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
Surviving is one daughter, Kristie (William) Hamm of Lock Haven; one step-daughter, Lecia (Christopher) Renn of Coudersport; a brother, Marc (Joyce) Bridgens; a sister, Bobbi Jo Simcox; two grandsons, Craig (Erica) Galentine and Jason (Rachel) Galentine; two step-grandsons, John (Wendy) Hamm and Alexander Renn; 12 great grandchildren; 7 nephews and nieces; his ex-wife, Sharon Grigsbey of Lock Haven; and his best friend, Joanne Foringer of Lock Haven. In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Lea Galentine in 1989. 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: March 13, 2017

 

Nevin M. Lamey

Nevin M. Lamey, 90, of Loganton passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital. Born on March 15, 1926 in Loganton, he was the son of the Lena Fidler Slaterback and the step-son of Edward Slaterback. Nevin was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Miami during WWII. On March 27, 1948, he married the love of his life, the former F. Othea Currin, who he shared 68 years with.
Nevin was employed by Piper Aircraft until its closing. He then ran his own heating and plumbing business until his retirement.
He was a member of the both the Sugar Valley and Keystone Central School District School Boards, having served as President on both. Nevin also served as President for the Central Intermediate Unit.
He was a past member of the Jersey Shore Elks. In his younger years, Nevin enjoyed snowmobiling. He was a talented plumber and woodworker. Nevin also loved traveling, and especially cherished the winters that he spent with Othea in Florida after his retirement. In addition to his wife, F. Othea Lamey, he is survived by three daughters: Kathy Boone of Lock Haven, Lori (Gary) Brungard of Lock Haven, and Kelly (Steve) Conklin of Downingtown; six sisters: Leotta Schrack, Anna Mae Witherite, Helen Bixel, Joann Cole, Sandra Wagner, and Diane Slaterback; six grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Nevin’s name may be made to the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 24 W. Anthony St., Loganton, Pa 17747.
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: March 13, 2017

 

Evelyn Jane Stover

Evelyn Jane Stover, 78, passed away in her home in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 8th, 2017.

She was born to the late Robert and Mary Shearer in Orviston, Centre County, Pennsylvania on December 23rd, 1938. The widow of John Armor Stover, she is also preceded in passing by her sisters Beverly Simcox, and Diane Gensib. Left to treasure her memory are her six children: John Jr., Michael, Stephen, Eric, Jennifer, and Joseph, thirteen grandchildren, her sisters Robin Allen and Mary Louise Filmore, her brother Jeff Hetzel, and many more loving friends and family members.

A thoughtful and caring mother through and through, she taught her children humility and
humanity. Evelyn loved spoiling her grandchildren with her love and attention, and was always an important presence in their lives. She was a hard worker, and enjoyed staying active whenever possible. Evelyn was passionate about her hobbies, which included cooking, knitting, gardening, reading, film, bingo and her favorite sports: baseball, and tennis.

She graduated from Lock Haven Junior - Senior High School in 1956, Studied Business Finance at Gannon University, and Interior Design/Architecture at La Salle University.

The service will be held on Thursday, March 16th, at 11:00am at the Moriarty Funeral
Home & Crematory, 112 E Church Street, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745. She will be laid to rest next to her late husband at the St. Agnes Cemetery following the service.

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 




Genevieve R. “Genny” McCarty

Genevieve R. “Genny” McCarty, 77, of Forksville died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.

Born March 3, 1940 in Towanda, she is the daughter of the late Harry E. and Irene (Rhodes) McCarty. Genny attended school in Forksville and graduated from Loyalsock High School. She was employed as a Postal Clerk in Forksville for many years and was an active member of the Forksville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Phyllis M. (Sidney) Plotts of Gunnison, CO, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Forksville United Methodist Church, 4602 Rt. 154, Forksville, with Pastor Linda Renninger officiating. Burial will be in Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Genny’s name to the Forksville United Methodist Church, 4602 Rt. 154, P.O. Box 24, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

George A. Smith

George A. Smith, 70, of Trout Run, Gamble Twp. passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 20, 1946 at home in Cascade Twp. a son of the late Garret B. and Bertha M. Wettlaufer Smith.

George retired in 2009after 32 years working for Susquehanna Supply Co. and had also worked for Gamble Twp. for two years. He enjoyed the outdoors, farming, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years the former Anna Jane Campbell; sons, Greg (Joyce) Steinbacher, of Williamsport, Barry (Tina) Steinbacher of Montoursville, Tony (Nicole) Steinbacher of Trout Run, Steven (Vicki) Smith of NC, George A. Smith, Jr. of Bellefonte; daughter, Heather (Michael) Shaffer of Montoursville; brother, Edward (Kay) Smith of Orangeville; sister, B. Irene Smith of Trout Run, and ten grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Rob McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in memory of George A. Smith to the Montoursville Chapter of FFA, 100 Arch St. Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 

Loretta A. Franzi

Loretta A. Franzi, 85, formerly of Duboistown, died peacefully at Valley View Nursing Center, on Thursday March 9, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Williamsport on September 28, 1931 the daughter of Amedeo and Angeline Melfi Cervelli. Loretta was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and a member of the church’s Alter and Rosary Society. She was married to Anthony Franzi in September of 1959, he preceded her in death on May 12, 1993. Loretta is survived by her daughter Josie (Ernie) Naugle of Duboistown., a son Tony of South Williamsport and her grandchildren, Justine and Abigail both of S Williamsport. She is also survived by a sister Joanne Casale of Williamsport.She was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1949, she was a member of the 49ers and a member of the class of 49 reunion committee. She earned a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Marywood College in science. A licensed and registered nurse she was also a registered and licensed nurse Anesthetist, She was one of 3 RN’s instrumental with the design and opening of the first Same Day Surgery unit at Williamsport Hospital. She had been employed for over forty years at both Williamsport and Divine Providence Hospitals retiring in 1996 . She was a member of the Susquehanna Health retirees and was involved with numerous posts s and committees. Loretta had been heavily involved with Little League Baseball ADA, DA for 33yrs. as well as Softball and the Challenger Leagues. She was a member and judge for the Mummers Association for 11 yrs. Come each fall she was an avid fan of both Notre Dame and Washington Redskins football teams. She was the first female Mayor of Duboistown and served on the school board in South Williamsport for 12 yrs. Loretta was a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post 7863 and a lifetime member of S.O.L. 138. She was a life member of the Duboistown Fire Dept. and was involved with their Fire Prevention Poster contest. Some of her favorite quote were ‘Never take no for an answer” “ Always find the good” and in remembrance of her and those that have past “Plant a Tree” as well as ”As you were happy she was happy”.Loretta was a wonderfully caring women who loved her husband, children, sister, family and friends. A person who was always bubbly and smiling, she was loved and will be missed by everyone. The family of Loretta would like to extend a special thanks and graditude to all of the staff of Valley View Nursing Center for the excellant care during her stay there. The funeral and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions in memory of Lorette may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria VA 22312.www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 




Mary M. Tobias

Mary M. Tobias, 98, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Aline, Snyder County, PA, on Monday, July 1, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John and Mame (Teates) Folkrod.

She was the widow of Harold A. "Tubby" Tobias who preceded her in death on January 6, 1989.

Mary was a 1937 graduate of Watsontown High School and earlier in life was employed as a weaver by the former Montgomery Mills .

She was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery and a former member of the former Christ Lutheran Church where she was a member of the church choir and Comedouble Sunday School class. Mary was a charter member of the Montgomery Lioness Club and was involved in the founding of Montgomery Little League. She was a former member of the Lycoming County Housing Authority and had served on the Montgomery Election Board. Mary was a volunteer at the Muncy Valley Hospital and for the American Red Cross Blood Drives. She was active in the Montgomery PTO for over 25 years and had taught many area children to swim. Mary was an avid reader, bicyclist and walker.

She is survived by three children, Richard L. and wife Mary Tobias, Peach Tree City, GA; Peggy T. and husband Charles F Yohn, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Debra T. and husband Wayne Stine, Montgomery, PA; five grandchildren, Christopher and wife Nicole Yohn; Matthew (Heather Meyer) Yohn; Amy Tobias and husband Dr. Cris Elder; Andrew and wife Heather Stine; Rebecca and husband Josh Ferrer; four great-grandchildren, Ilse Yohn; Cort Yohn; Leisel Stine; Adler Stine.

A memorial service will be conducted from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 with Reverend Viking Dietrich, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 1:00 - 1:30 P.M. at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Public Library, 1 South Main Street, Montgomery, PA 17752. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

Mary (Maria) H. Heim

Mary (Maria) H. Heim passed away with her children at her side on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Born on Sept. 12, 1931, in San Antonio, Texas, she was the daughter of Leopoldo S. and Maria Cuevas Pena. She married Charles R. Heim Sr. on July 6, 1947. She and Charles celebrated 57 years of marriage together. Mary is survived by Catherine (Larry) Green, of Williamsport, Marie (Greg) Nelson, of Minneapolis, Minn., Frances (John) Kropp and Christopher Heim both, of South Williamsport and Michael Heim of Lawton, Okla. Mary is survived by 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Leo (Alice) Pena, of Cogan Station; and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband; her sons, Charles Jr., William and Richard Heim; and siblings, Martha Aderhold and Frank Pena. Mary retired from South Williamsport Area School District as a food service employee after returning from Martinsville, Va., in 1996. If not surrounded by her family and attending her family sports activities, you would find Mary square dancing, attending morning exercises at the Riverwalk Senior Center, playing set back with friends, crocheting or doing word puzzles. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W.Central Ave., South Williamsport, on Monday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Mission Ecuador, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 

Wayne F. (Scooter) Benfer, Sr.

Wayne F. (Scooter) Benfer, Sr., 64, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, September 7, 1952, he was the son of the late Aaron "Pete" and Hazel S. (Derr) Benfer.

He was the husband of Virginia E. (Pauley) Benfer with whom he celebrated a 46th wedding anniversary on January 30, 2017.

Wayne was last employed by Heintz Colors at Washingtonville and had previously been employed as a councilor by the White Deer Treatment Center.

He was a member of the Delaware Run Wesleyan Church at Watsontown, PA. Wayne enjoyed playing cards, word search puzzles, karaoke, Johnny Cash and playing the guitar.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Laura J. and husband Terry Bartlett, Allenwood, PA; Wayne F. and wife Eunice Benfer, Jr., Turbotville, PA; Aaron C. Benfer, Muncy, PA; Jeremy W. Benfer, Lock Haven, PA; six siblings, Aaron W. and wife Azel Benfer, Muncy, PA; Harold E. and wife Taffy Benfer, Watsontown, PA; Sandra L. and husband Robert Hackenberg, Winfield, PA; Karen S. Tupper, Williamsport, PA; Patty A. Miller, Montgomery, PA; Brenda Lee Price, York, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 13, 2017 with Isaac Wilson, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice for the compassionate care give to Wayne during his illness. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: March 13, 2017

 




Ruth A. Koontz

Ruth A. Koontz, 72, of Dushore, and formerly of Nordmont, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born December 17, 1944 in Nordmont, she was a daughter the late Lynn W. and Mildred V. (Frontz) Phillips.

Ruth was a very social person and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley, and enjoyed word search puzzles, NASCAR Racing, football, basketball and playing softball.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila K. Yuhas of Shamokin, and Elizabeth D. Koontz of Hughesville; four sisters, Helen Booth of Eagles Mere, Shelby Smith of Williamsport, Belva Lee of Gas City, IN, and Opal (James) Propes of Noblesville, IN; a brother, Vernon M. “Sarge” (Eula) Phillips of Eldardo, KS; and three grandchildren, Kyle Koontz, Billy Yuhas, and Brandon Yuhas.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by a brother, Lynn W. Phillips Jr.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Cherry Grove Chapel, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery.

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: March 10, 2017

Catherine F. Hurst

Catherine F. Hurst, 74, of Shrewsbury Twp., died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at home in Eagles Mere. She was the wife of Raymond H. Hurst and were married on June 29, 2013.

Born May 25, 1942 in Dushore, she is the daughter of the late Howard and the late Dorothy (Sherman) Shrimp. Prior to her retirement, Catherine was employed at Metadyne Manufacturing, and several other local manufacturers over her career. She enjoyed traveling, flowers, and spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband Raymond are two daughters, Connie Mae Hipps of Williamsport, Penny Louise Rinker of Liverpool; a son, Bryan E. Hurst of Pittsburgh; two sisters Shirley (Raymond) Richlin of Dushore, Rose Edkin of Kent, NY; two brothers: Howard Shrimp, Jr. of Dushore, Edward (Karen) Shrimp of Statesville, NC; numerous grandchildren; a special niece Nancy Clark of Laceyville; and a very special friend Freda Smith of Towanda.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Skip Carner; a daughter Bonnie Hurst; and three brothers Jerry, Robert, and William Shrimp.
Private memorial services will be held at Millview Wesleyan Church, 6575 Route 87, Forksville, with Pastor William Hargenrader, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to the Eagles Mere Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 56, Eagles Mere, PA, 17731, or to the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company and Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

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

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2017

Emma C. “Little Emma” Kropp

Emma C. “Little Emma” Kropp, 98, of S. Williamsport, died on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Rose View Center.

She was born on February 19, 1919 in S. Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Valentine and Elizabeth (Goodbrod) Kropp. She had worked for many years at her uncle Pfirman’s Grocery Store and also the South Side Cafeteria. Emma was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ, Williamsport.

She is survived by cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her fiance’; Edward DeWalt of Montgomery.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Bradley Walmer will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: March 10, 2017




Charles E. "Chuck" Frey

Charles E. "Chuck" Frey, 74, of Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna - Williamsport. Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Bonnie Lee (Crawley) Frey.

Born Jan. 7, 1943, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Elmer H. and Goldie M. (Compton) Frey.

Chuck was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Navy. Chuck retired from the former PA Gas and Water Company, now UGI.

He was a member of American Legion Bower Becker Post 251, Montgomery, where he served on the board of directors and was a current member of the honor guard. He was also a member of Consolidated Sportsman and Little Harbor Hunting Club.

Chuck was known for loving to help out anyone that needed him. He was very artistic and enjoyed woodworking, cabinetry and stain glass. He enjoyed playing softball at Elm Park and Nicely Fields, camping, hunting and traveling the United States with his wife in their RV. Most of all, Chuck was a family man and cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three children, Steven Mianowski (Denise), of Millington, N.J., Bryan Frey (Kristy), of Montoursville and Nicole McRae (Michael), of Montgomery; nine grandchildren, Steven, Renee, Julia, Paden, Corbin, Dawson, Brynn, Taylor and Shelby; and a sister, Mary Souders (Richard), of Chambersburg.

A celebration to honor the life of Chuck will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with celebrant Tracey Showers officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chuck's name to American Legion Bower Becker Post 251 c/o Building Fund, 185 Broad St., Montgomery, PA 17752.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 9, 2017

Beverly A. "Bev" Scott

Beverly A. "Bev" Scott, 74, of Cogan Station, passed away, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is her husband of 48 years, Ronald C. Scott.

Born Nov. 6, 1942, in Mansfield, she was a daughter of the late L. Laverne and Alberta (Claflin) Roupp.

Bev was a 1960 graduate of Mansfield High School. Following graduation she moved to Williamsport and worked at the former Weldon's Pajama Factory, Alvin Bush Motors, Avco Credit Union and later retired from the accounting department in 2009 from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

She was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church and was active in various Parkinson's organizations. She enjoyed cooking, baking and will be missed for her delicious pumpkin roll and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese filling. She also enjoyed hooking rugs, playing the accordion, bird watching from her sunroom and was an avid walker.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her brothers, Donald Roupp (Maryanne), of Marietta, Ga., James Roupp (Judy), of Ocala, Fla., Rick Roupp (Sarah) and Doug Roupp, both of Mansfield and Robert Roupp (Peggy), of Elmira, N.Y.; her sisters, Leona Lair, of Selinsgrove and Judy Greer (David), of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, David Roupp; and brother-in-law, Nicholas Lair.

A memorial service to honor the life of Bev will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Beverly's name to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 S. E. First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 9, 2017

Wayne F. (Scooter) Benfer, Sr.

Wayne F. (Scooter) Benfer, Sr., 64, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his residence. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, September 7, 1952, he was the son of the late Aaron "Pete" and Hazel S. (Derr) Benfer.

He was the husband of Virginia E. (Pauley) Benfer with whom he celebrated a 46th wedding anniversary on January 30, 2017.

Wayne was last employed by Heintz Colors at Washingtonville and had previously been employed as a councilor by the White Deer Treatment Center.

He was a member of the Delaware Run Wesleyan Church at Watsontown, PA. Wayne enjoyed playing cards, word search puzzles, karaoke, Johnny Cash and playing the guitar.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Laura J. and husband Terry Bartlett, Allenwood, PA; Wayne F. and wife Eunice Benfer, Jr., Turbotville, PA; Aaron C. Benfer, Muncy, PA; Jeremy W. Benfer, Lock Haven, PA; six siblings, Aaron W. and wife Azel Benfer, Muncy, PA; Harold E. and wife Taffy Benfer, Watsontown, PA; Sandra L. and husband Robert Hackenberg, Winfield, PA; Karen S. Tupper, Williamsport, PA; Patty A. Miller, Montgomery, PA; Brenda Lee Price, York, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, March 13, 2017 with Isaac Wilson, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA.

Friends may call on Monday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice for the compassionate care give to Wayne during his illness. Please visit

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

 

Posted: March 10, 2017




Anthony W. Boroch

Anthony W. Boroch, 79, of Williamsport, died Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born June 11, 1937, in DuBoistown, he was a son of the late Anthony Leonard and Eleanor Mary (Markowicz) Boroch.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean A. (Fischer) Boroch; four sons Keith (Carolyn) of Doylestown, Kevin (Susan) of Gibsonia, Tony (Cynthia) of Montoursville and Jerry (Cynthia) of Milford, a brother Charles (Joyce) of Jersey Shore; and four sisters; Rose Boroch of Beltsville, MD, Patricia Koehler of DuBoistown, Mary (Bruce) Savoy of Williamsport and Helene Boroch of Beltsville, MD, grandchildren Thomas (Meredith) Boroch, Brendan Boroch, Alexandra and Ryan Boroch, Courtney (Kyle) Petrowski, Austin and Alivia Boroch, Christopher and Kate Boroch, step-grandchildren Kenneth (Angela) Bower, Brandee (Travis) Stroble, Danica Cartwright and Noah Reeves. Great-Grandchildren; Alexis, Paxton, Emma, Gabriel, Blaze, Reece, Wyatt, Aubree, Aiden and Kendell.

Anthony was a 1955 Graduate of South Williamsport High School. He was a banking executive for 33 years. In 1988 he received his B.S. Degree in accounting from Marywood University.

Anthony served his county in the Army National Guard. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, the Williamsport Country Club, the Ross Club, Harmonia Gesang Verein, Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and Kwanis Club.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday March 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1305 Northway Rd., Williamsport with the Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

Burial will follow in St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hope Enterprise, P.O. Box 1837, Williamsport, PA 17701, or Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701, or St Ann Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2017

Chriss L. Lanfrey

Chriss L. Lanfrey, 47, of Linden passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Chriss married the former Wanda Beck on Aug. 20, 1994 and together they have shared 22 years of marriage.

Born January 19, 1970 in Williamsport, he is a son of Gary H. and Donna L. (Walker) Lanfrey of Linden.

Chriss was a 1989 graduate of South Williamsport High School where he participated in wrestling. He was an Electronic Leader for Norfolk Southern where he worked for the past 25 years.

Chriss was a member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church and loved anything that had to do with trains, especially model railroading. He enjoyed playing the drums and listening to KISS, Rush, and Kate Bush music.

Surviving in addition to his parents and wife are the loves of his life, his daughters, Clarissa Martha Marie and Cassandra Michelle Lanfrey. He is also survived by, a sister Melissa M. Staggert (Ronald) of Allenwood; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Ann Beck of Linden; brother in laws, Roy Beck (Barb) of Montoursville, Mark Beck (Cass) of Williamsport; two nieces, Amanda Adkins (Adam) and Sara Adkins (Michael); a nephew, Ronald Staggert, Jr. and several other nieces and nephews.

Chriss was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and a brother-in-law Richard Beck.

A funeral service to honor the life of Chriss will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, with Rev. Dr. S. David Simon, officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service on Saturday at State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station. A viewing will be held Friday evening, March 10, from 6-8 p.m. at Sanders, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Chriss will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2017

Carson Leroy Kline

Carson Leroy Kline, 80, of Bowling Green, KY and formerly of Williamsport, died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Morgantown Care & Rehab Center, Morgantown, KY.

He was married to the late JoAnn L. (Berkheiser) Kline on May 25, 1957 and who died on March 3, 1981. They had celebrated 23 years as husband and wife before her death.

Carson was born on May 9, 1936 in Selinsgrove and was the son of the late Daniel and Dorothy (Kratzer) Kline. He was a veteran that served with the US Marine Corps. He was a member of the Crossland Community Church in Morgantown, KY. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, making his own fishing lures and baseball.

Carson is survived by one son; Steven T. Kline (Carleen) of Williamsport, four daughters; Deborah M. Robertson (William) of Bowling Green, KY, Kimberly J. Boyd (Robert) of S. Williamsport, Beth A. Robinson (Matthew) of Loganton and Melissa M. Kline of Bellefonte, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, six brothers; Chester Kline of Williamsport, Daniel Kline of Cogan Station, Lester Kline of Williamsport, Charles Kline of Duboistown, Edward Kline of Williamsport and William Kline of Linden and three sisters; Thelma Kline of Williamsport, Martha Winder of Owensboro, KY and Judy Moyer of Williamsport. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister; Gladys Forrest.

There will be a public viewing from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. The graveside service will be held 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: March 9, 2017




Rodney A. Moore

Rodney A. Moore, 51, of 1209 Isabella St, died on Friday, March 3, 2017 at home.

He was born on October 7, 1965 in Williamsport and was a son of Emory and Shirley McMullen Moore.

Rodney had two hobbies he loved, remote controlled planes and cooking.

In addition to his mother Shirley Moore, he is survived by three brothers, Dwane A. (Lorie) McMullen of Williamsport, Emory J. Moore Jr. of Williamsport, Richard V. (Susan) Grow, of Reading; two sisters Elizabeth F. Stugart of Montgomery, Susan M. (Richard) Weaver of Montoursville; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Emory J. Moore, Sr. and two brothers, Jerry Moore and James McMullen.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 9, 2017 in New Covenant Assembly of God, 1270 Pinchtown Rd., Montgomery with Rev. James R. Pentz officiating with a fellowship to follow. Burial will be private.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Rodney’s name be made to Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, to assist with funeral expenses.

 

Posted: March 8, 2017

Debra A. Miller

Debra A. Miller,62 of Williamsport died Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Debra is survived by her daughter Shannon M Stutzman of Williamsport.

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 8, 2017

Daniel R. Cole

Daniel R. Cole, 61, of Loyalsock twp., passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home. He was born October 4, 1955 in Williamsport a son of Albert Elery and Mary Heggenstaller Cole.

Dan’s most recent employment was with Susquehanna Heath. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, but his biggest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, Chloe and Cole and all his family. He enjoyed making items from recycled wood and also had a knack for drawing characters which was a source of amusement for his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers, Albert, Jr., Neal Thomas and Curt Cole.

He is survived by his wife the former Jody A. Thomas with whom he would have been married 38 years in May; his daughter, Kristen A. (Keith) Campbell of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Chloe E. and Cole D. Campbell; brothers, Larry (Cathy) Cole of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mike (Penny) Cole of Hancock, MD and Charlie (Karen) Cole of Lansdale; sisters, Sandy (Rich) Hughes of Las Vegas, NV, Jayne Austin of Williamsport, Sue (Dave) Zimmerman of Sayre, Mickey Cole (Neal Smith) of Montoursville, Nancy (Thom) Harman of Williamsport, and father and mother in-law, Earl and Lorraine Thomas of Holidaysburg.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made in memory of Daniel to: Susquehanna Health Foundation Hospice and Palliative Care Unit, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: March 8, 2017




Freda C. Shade

Freda C. Shade, 94 of Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Susque-View Nursing Home, Lock Haven.

She was born July 5, 1922 in Castanea, the daughter of the late James and Jennie (Bliler) Cryder.

On January 14, 1946, in the First Church of Christ in Lock Haven, she was united in marriage to Donald E. Shade who preceded her in death on February 16, 2012.

She is survived by two daughters, Deborah A. Kraschnewski of South Carolina and Pamela J. Beikirch of North Carolina. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Memorial Park with a private service for the 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: March 7, 2017

Betty E. Schon

Betty E. Schon, 97, a resident at Rose View Manor, and formerly of Williamsport, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at the home. She was born November 14, 1919 in South Avis a daughter of Hayes and Hazel Berry Runner.

Betty graduated from Jersey Shore High School and was a member of the Hepburn Baptist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, C. Edward Schon.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Rest Haven Memorial Park with Pastor Clarence Thomas officiating. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 7, 2017

Sharon Miller Hoffmann

God has called one of his angels back to heaven. Sharon Miller Hoffmann, 75, of Williamsport, died Sunday, February 26, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital, Williamsport.

Sharon lived life with great passion, a sense of wonder and excitement. Her smile would light up your day and her unending optimism was irresistible. The loss of Sharon’s “being there” will have a profound impact on all who met and knew her.

Born December 9, 1941 in South Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Jr. and Thelma (Webb) Miller. On May 9, 1981, she and her husband, William R. Hoffmann, were married by the Rev. Francis Bell, former minister of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage.

Sharon was a 1959 graduate of South Williamsport High School and a 1963 graduate of Lock Haven University where she earned a BS degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Sharon has a very diverse professional background. She taught science and mathematics in grades 7 – 12 in the Williamsport and South Williamsport school districts and at Bishop Neumann. She served as adjunct faculty at Williamsport Area Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology for quality assurance, physics, mathematics, statistical process control and environmental science.

Sharon had almost 30 years of industrial work experience having worked as a research and development engineer at the former Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville; as an industrial engineer, regional manager quality improvement, and process engineering manager at the former GTE Sylvania plant, Montoursville; and as a total quality manager at the former Litton Industries plant, Loyalsock Township. Then, for more than 18 years, she worked as the process improvement engineer at Innovative Manufacturing Center, Williamsport, which is now part of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Sharon impacted manufacturers by sharing her knowledge in supervisory training, performance management, team skills, employee motivation, train-the-trainer, statistical process control, lean thinking and six sigma champion and green belt training. She had many certifications including ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Six Sigma Black Belt, MEP Certified Lean 101 and MEP Certified Value Stream Mapping. Sharon was “very analytical, well organized, team oriented and a systems thinker.”

Sharon grew up as a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport, and since the late 1970’s a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsport, where she was a current member of the congregational council, a previous long term member of the mutual ministry committee, a participant of the women’s book club and a participant of the women’s breakfast and bible group.

Always volunteering for many community organizations, Sharon helped organize and lead the annual Fun, Fashion & Frolic fund raiser for Sun Home Health and Hospice. She served as a docent together with her husband at the Preservation Williamsport, Rowley House Museum. Sharon was recently named treasurer of the Loyalsock Garden Club and volunteered weekly at the American Cancer Society. Sharon was an avid supporter of Girl Scouting; as a lifetime member of GSHPA (Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania) and with her daughter and granddaughter at summer camps in Ohio. During the late 1970’s, she also enjoyed singing and playing guitar with the Joy Seekers, a folk and ecumenical women’s group.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Christine Rentszch and her husband, Arthur, of Columbus, OH; one son, Matthew Schultz, of South Williamsport; one stepdaughter, Heidi Hoffmann, of San Carlos, CA; one stepson, William Hoffmann and his wife, Csilla, of Culver City, CA; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan and Hannah Schultz and Quinlan and Zoey Rentszch.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Carole Barrett.

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport. Friends will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. prior to the service and following the service in Bell Hall where a meal will be served.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Sharon's memory be made to St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or SUN Home Health and Hospice, P. O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857 or Preservation Williamsport, 960 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 7, 2017




Brady F. Mumrock, Sr.

Brady F. Mumrock, Sr., 49, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  He was born September 21, 1967 in Detroit MI a son of the late David and Colleen Smith Mumrock.

Brady worked for P.M.I.  He attended Greenview CMA Church and formerly the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  He enjoyed helicopters, cooking, and his beloved Mustang.

He is survived by his wife Candie L. Mumrock, nee Miller; sons, Allex F. Mumrock at home, Brady F. Mumrock, Jr. of Loganton, Cody M. (Brandi) Williamson of S. Williamsport, and Ryan K. (Christina) Williamson of Williamsport; daughter, Samantha A. Mumrock of Johnstown; siblings, Jack (Debi) Smith, Tracey (Gary) Lesnau and Michelle (Frank) Girard, all of MI, and five grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  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 funeral home to help defray funeral costs.

 

Posted: March 6, 2017

Ellery Quay Crossley, Jr.

Ellery Quay Crossley, Jr., 90, of South Williamsport died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna surrounded by his family.

He was born October 24, 1926 in Williamsport, the son of the late Ellery and Lois Antrim Crossley.

Ellery married his wife, Kathryn Duran on July 5, 1958. Together they shared 38 years together until her passing in 1996.

Ellery was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard who proudly served his country from 1944 – 1947 on the USS William Weigel. He returned home and worked for Capitol Bakeries in Williamsport until its closing and then Stroehman Bakeries until his retirement.

He is a life member of LeRoy Buck VFW Post 7863 of Duboistown. He was also an avid Penn State football fan who cheered on his team every fall and enjoyed weekend breakfast in Newberry.

Ellery is survived by his daughters; Karen Wright and her husband Steven of Cogan Station, Kim Crossley and her partner Shane Kisner of Williamsport and Beth Woodring of Millville; three grandchildren, Kristen K. Wright, Kathryn R. and A. Carson Woodring II, all who were the light of his life. He was also survived by his canine partner, Joey who has been his constant companion for the last 18 years.


In addition to his parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Black, brothers, Benjamin and Paul and a twin brother John Crossley.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ellery will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service..

Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 6, 2017

Margaret V. Young

Margaret V. Young went to be with the Lord March 4, 2017 at Valley View Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born July 8, 1922 in Williamsport a daughter of G. Franklin and Elsie (Brooke) Winner.

Margaret was a 1941 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a lifelong member of the Greenview Alliance Church Montoursville, formerly East End Alliance in Williamsport and served in many capacities. She was an active member of the Williamsport Garden Club and worked at J. George Becht School for 17 years. She was affectionately called “the lunch lady”.

She was predeceased by her husband John E. Young, Sr. and siblings, Howard Winner, Robert Winner, Merrill Winner, William Winner, Edna (Winner) Schmohl, and Dorothy (Winner) Chamberlain.

Surviving are her sons, David (Jane) Young, Albuquerque, NM, Daniel (Deborah) Young, Williamsport, Rodney (Susan) Young, Sr., Elizabethtown, PA and a daughter, Judith (Jerry) Frear, Williamsport; grandchildren, Nathan, Andrew, Matthew, Daniel, Jr., Jennifer, Olvia, Rodney, Jr., Elizabeth, Doriana, Jerry, Jr., Robert, and great grandchildren, Jamin, Phoebe, Harrison, Philip, Jessica, Adele, Chemen, Ayjemal, Troy, and Emmett.

In keeping with Margaret’s wishes there wil be a graveside service at Quaker Hill Cemetery, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 with her grandson Jerry G. Frear, Jr. presiding. There will be a time of fellowship at Greenview Alliance Church immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: March 6, 2017




Dennis Lee (Denny) Burley

Dennis Lee (Denny) Burley, 54, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 as a result of injuries received in a vehicle/pedestrian accident. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, December 26, 1962, he was the son of John and Frances (Fuller) Burley of Muncy, PA.

Denny was employed as a welder.

He attended several area churches and enjoyed writing, especially letters to friends and relatives in times of need and about his Lord and savior. Denny also enjoyed working out, body building, jogging and studying the Bible.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Lisa Williams, Muncy, PA; one brother, Daniel (Lori Digan) Burley, Muncy, PA; one sister, Carlene (Joe Brennan) Burley, Girardville, PA; one grandson, Conner Williams; one niece, Maelea; one nephew, Jason. Denny was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Burley who was also killed in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in 1971, and three uncles, Ed Fuller, George Fuller and Malvin Fuller.

A memorial service for Denny will be conducted at a later date with the date, time and place to be announced. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit

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

 

Posted: March 6, 2017


John Kennard Shollenberger

John Kennard Shollenberger, 68, a resident of Williamsport, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at his residence. He lived most of his life in Montgomery and returned to the area in September of 2016 after residing in Tennessee for three years. Born in Washington, DC, on Saturday, March 5, 1948, he was the son of the late Darius K. and Brenda (Tewksburg) Shollenberger.

Ken was a 1966 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was self employed as a master plumber.

Ken was an avid archer and muzzleloader. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and hiking with his children.

He is survived by two daughters, Heather M. Shollenberger, S. Williamsport, PA; Amy L. Lomax; one step-son, Michael J. Beaver; one sister, Nancy Richart, Muncy, PA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his son, John Kennard Shollenberger II in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 6, 2017

Margene Ann (Rudnick) Brink

Margene Ann (Rudnick) Brink passed away suddenly and peacefully February 26, 2017 at Little Sisters of the Poor in Louisville, KY. Margene was born on March 26, 1929 in Drayton, ND to Paul and Gertrude Rudnick.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Dr. William R Brink, her parents, Paul and Gertrude Rudnick, her sister, Josephine (Swegarden), her brothers, Francis and Daniel, and two infant daughters, Mary Jo and Barbara Jean.

She is survived by her eight children; James, Kathryn, Anne (Robert Hollingsworth), Mary (Michael Abernathy), William Richard Jr.( Kelly), Margaret (Rick Kiessling), John, and Ellen. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren; Helena, Kyle, Cole, Pierce, Lindsay, Randy, Taryn, Jacob, Alaina, John, James, Jane, and William and 5 great grandchildren; Sue', Nau, Zavier, Brooklyn, and Henry.

Margene graduated cum laude from St. James Academy, ND. She went on to graduate from Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in 1948 and was employed as a lab technician at Fort Francis E. Warren Air Force Base and the Mayo Clinic.

She married Dr. William R. Brink on November 17, 1949 and they moved to Williamsport, Pa in 1953 to raise their family and where Dr. Brink went into private practice. They resided there until moving to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and eventually Louisville, KY.

Margene was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister,friend, teacher, disciplinarian, and gourmet cook who not only found time to volunteer for the mentally impaired and disadvantaged young women, but also taught "Art Goes to School" to 3rd and 4th grade students, and worked with many charities.

Margene was also an accomplished and award winning artist. She was one of those very special, very precious people that God placed on this Earth. North Dakota strong- physically, mentally, and spiritually in her Catholic faith. She showed love and grace with consideration and compassion. She led by example and taught us that love is freely given expecting nothing in return. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

A very special thank you to everyone at Little Sisters of the Poor for their loving, gracious, and caring efforts.

A Rosary will be held at Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport at 5:30 on Thursday evening. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday March 9th from 6-8 pm.

The funeral will be held on March 10th at 10 am at St. Joseph the Worker, 702 W 4th Street, Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in her name, to: Little Sisters of the Poor 15 Audubon Plaza Drive Louisville, KY 40217

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 6, 2017




Clayone (Kline) Tweed

Clayone (Kline) Tweed, 91, of 201 Richey St., Lock Haven, and for the past eight years Riverview Manor, Lewisburg, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, one day before her birthday, at Riverwoods Nursing Center, Lewisburg.

Clayone was born in Lock Haven on February 27, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Gladys (Bettens) Kline.

On January 1, 1947, she married Glenn R. Tweed, whom preceded her in death on May 22, 1998. For their 50th anniversary they renewed their wedding vows with Rev. Richard Hinkelman, the best man in their wedding, officiating.

Clayone was an active member of Covenant United Methodist Church, as well as the former Trinity United Methodist Church, both of Lock Haven. After moving to Riverview Manor she became an associate member of Beaver United Methodist Church, Lewisburg, and had most recently attended worship from Marlow Hall in the Riverwoods Nursing Center. She was involved in Bible studies in her communities in Lock Haven and Riverwoods.

Clayone graduated from Lock Haven High School and received her nurses training through Lock Haven Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was in the military nurse training program, but World War II ended before she could serve as a Registered Nurse. She worked as a private duty nurse at the Lock Haven Hospital, and later for Dr. George Treires and Dr. Victoria Romeo. She worked at various summer camps as a nurse also. She volunteered for many years for the Red Cross Blood Mobiles. She commonly reminded her nurses at Riverwoods that she was a retired RN.

Clayone worked for Piper Aircraft in the 1940s, where she learned to fly Piper planes, just short of her solo flight to receive her pilot’s license.

Clayone was a very active volunteer, including for the Heisey Museum and Ross Library in Lock Haven and the Library at Ridgecrest in Lewisburg. She was a den leader for cub scouts, a PTA member, and a volunteer with the Rainbow Girls and Lockettes, drill team. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of Eastern Star, and the Silver Circle. She was on the go much of the time whether playing golf at various courses in the area, enjoying swimming, or traveling throughout the United States as well as the world. With her skills for sewing and knitting, she enjoyed sewing everything from doll clothes to wedding dresses, and knitting prayer shawls, scarves, hats, mittens and sweaters. As an avid Penn State fan, she was a 40 year season ticket holder for home Nittany Lion football games.

Clayone is survived by a son, Stephen C. Tweed and his wife Elizabeth, of Kentucky; a daughter, Lisa A. Mitchell and her husband David, of Bloomsburg; six grandchildren, Jason C. Tweed, his wife Kristen, and their children Ainsley and Jason A., of Northumberland; Jennifer A. DeGennaro, her husband Vince, and their sons Vincent and Lucas, of Galloway, New Jersey; Jill E. Scott her husband Jacob, and their sons Alexander and Julius, of Pittsburgh; Katheryn G. Boobar and her husband Matthew, of South Londonderry, Vermont; Daniel G. Mitchell his wife Sandra, and their sons Garrett and Cooper, of Butler; and Kevin G. Mitchell of Bloomsburg. She is also survived by her Japanese daughter Keiko (Hayakawa) Mitsuhashi her husband Masayuki, and their daughters, Noyuri, Noriko and Kazuki, all of Tokyo.

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

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Marlow Hall in the Riverwoods Nursing Center, 15 Ridgecrest Circle, Lewisburg, Pa 17837, with Rev. Peter Geschwindner, Riverwoods Chaplain, officiating. A time of fellowship and celebration with refreshments will follow the service.

Friends and family will be received at Riverwoods on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

The graveside service will be Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Sunnyside Cemetery, Plunket Run Road, Mill Hall, PA 17751.
All are welcomed to attend the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, or The Riverwoods Benevolence Fund, Albright Care Services, 90 Maplewood Dr., Lewisburg, PA 17837 or her churches.

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: March 6, 2017

Richard C. Cipriani

Richard C. Cipriani, 83, of Williamsport, entered into the kingdom of Heaven March 3, 2017 after a courageous seven month battle. He was surrounded by his loving family as he took his last breath on Earth and his first breath in Heaven.

He was born Oct. 19, 1933 in Williamsport, a seven month premature baby weighing only two pounds with a strong heart to Richard Sr. and Violet (Richey) Cipriani.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in the Reserves for 13 years. He retired from Sprout Waldron in Muncy as a machinist after 40 years of service. He was an avid wood worker, enjoyed building furniture for his family, fishing, reading the Bible daily and watching football and basketball. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and telling childhood stories.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Anthony and sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Roger Kurtz.

Surviving him are his wife the former Peggy M. Page, with whom they enjoyed 56 wonderful years together; a daughter, Linda M. Cipriani of Williamsport; two sons, Michael R. of Williamsport and Nick Cipriani of South Williamsport; four sisters, Martha (Arnold) Rider of Muncy, Josephine (Robert) Stiber of Loyalsock Twp., Joanne (Doug) Laidacker of Williamsport and Dawn (William) Phillips of Tennessee; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 8 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans Honor Guard of Lycoming Co. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 12:30 – 2p.m

 

Posted: March 6, 2017

Norma L. Simmons Duttry

Norma L. Simmons Duttry, 82, of Williamsport, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services, North.

Born March 13, 1934 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Fred L. and Beatrice L. (Johnson) Simmons. Her husband of nine years, the late Samuel J. Duttry, preceded her in death in July, 1985.

Norma was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1952. She attended the United Methodist Churches, where she sang in the choir. Norma loved life, she was in all kinds of sports, hunting, fishing, camping, painting, cooking, and shuffleboard.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Plank of Montgomery, and John Plank of Cogan Station; a sister, Kathryn Stiger of Hughesville; a brother, Robert L. Simmons of Hughesville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra A. Eichenlaub; two brothers, Harry and Richard Simmons; and a sister, Verna Strassner.

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: March 6, 2017




H. Alma Bieber

H. Alma Bieber, 86, Watsontown, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital where she was a medical patient.

Born March 25, 1930 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late William Martin Patterson and Maude L. (Mordan) Schick. On February 2, 1952 she married Donald E. Bieber and they celebrated 52 years of marriage until his death January 15, 2005.

She was a 1949 graduate of Danville High School.

Alma was a farmer’s wife helping with the family farm in Elimsport earlier in life, then relocating to their farm on River Road, Watsontown in 1973.

She was a member of Washingtonville Lutheran Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Beth A. and Jeff Kelchner, Watsontown; and two sisters: Ruth Amacher, Danville and Alda Eichenlaub, Muncy.

Preceding her in death besides her husband were two brothers: John “Bill” Schick and Donald Schick; and four sisters: Helen Miller, Alice Harrison, Mary Frye, and Dorothy Covany.

Friends and family are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Melody Sell, her pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in Turbotville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to Washingtonville Lutheran Church, PO Box 181, Washingtonville, PA 17884.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 4, 2017

Elmer “Babe” L. Smith

Elmer “Babe” L. Smith, 88, of Ralston, passed away, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at his home with his family by his side. He was born May 26, 1928, son of the late Guy and Viola (Crieng) Smith.

On March 17, 1957, he married the love of his life and they shared 60 wonderful years together.

Elmer was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was self-employed and had a company doing excavating and logging. He was very good at operating heavy machinery. He also specialized in bridgework and had a hand in constructing the Pine Creek bridge.

Elmer was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ralston. He loved the outdoors and the sports that came along with it, especially hunting, fishing and trapping. One of his most famous stories was of rescuing a baby bear cub from a tree in the town of Roaring Branch; he coaxed the little bear cub down after he climbed up the tree with a hotdog on a stick. Elmer was a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his loving wife, Rose, Elmer is survived by three children, Elmer “Skip” (April) Smith II, of Bodines, Cindy (Tim) Knaur of Cascade and Sherry (James) Gray of Ralston; Four grandchildren, Nicholas, Jared, Steven, Leland; three great grandchildren, Beau, Scotti, Aiden; a son in law, Collins Maurer and a sister, Connie (Calvin) Stroble, Anchorage, AL.

Elmer was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Marian Maurer; four brothers and two sisters.

Services for Elmer will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The United Methodist Church of Ralston, 11089 Rte. 14, Ralston, PA 17763. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 11 am – 12 noon with a memorial service at 12 noon, with Pastor Ann Overmiller officiating. Interment will be in the Pennsdale Cemetery.

Donation in memory of Elmer can be sent to the Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Maneval Allen Redmond, 500 W, 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

You can send your condolences to the family at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: March 6, 2017

Paul L. “Skinner” Johnson

Paul L. “Skinner” Johnson, 81, Muncy Exchange Road, Turbotville, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the emergency room of Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born June 11, 1935 in Exchange, Montour County, he was the son of the late Elmer and Ida (Reese) Johnson. On June 3, 1961 he married the former Eleanor Fry and they have celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Paul had worked at the former Turbotville Block Co., and Penn Dot, and later retired as a machinist from Koppers, Muncy.

He was a member of Washingtonville Lutheran Church, the Danville Moose Lodge and the NRA.

He enjoyed scratching lottery tickets, hunting, working in his wood shop, and sharing stories with family and friends. He loved spending time with his beloved dog, Daisy Duke.

Surviving besides his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Beverly Johnson, Watsontown; two daughters and a son-in-law, Paula and Joseph Davis, and Pamela Steinbacher, all of Exchange; three grandsons: Michael Davis, Chad Johnson and his wife Michelle, and Zach Prince; two granddaughters: Carlene Davis and her fiancé Josh Beamer, and Keyana Steinbacher; two great-grandsons, Bryce and Keegan Johnson; and three brothers: Lester Johnson, Benton; Carl Edquist and his wife Carolyn and their son, Christopher of Wolcott, CT; and Robert Edquist and his wife Sharon of Plymouth, CT; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents was a grandson, Landon Paul Steinbacher, June 13, 2007.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday and from 10 to 11 AM Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow on the family’s homestead in Exchange.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 6, 2017




Leonard E. Dowling

Leonard E. Dowling, 59, of English Center, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side.

Born May 6, 1957 in Ft. Belvoir, VA, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy Shaffer Dowling.

Leonard served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He was formerly the Chief of Police for Muncy Twp., and was also a police officer for the Borough of Montoursville. Leonard was a security officer for Susquehanna Health for 28 years, and was currently a Police Communications Operator for the Pennsylvania State Police.

He enjoyed hunting, guns and reloading.

Surviving are his wife, Ceri D. (Lucas) Dowling, four children Jeffrey, Michael (Kathy), Christopher and Brittany Dowling all of Williamsport, three grandchildren, three brothers, John H. Dowling, Sr. (Sarah) of Anniston, AL, Donald E. Dowling, Sr. (Margaret) of Grantville, George E. Dowling, Sr. (Anna) of Victory Mills, NY,

Services will be held at the family’s convenience at which time interment of Leonard and his father, who preceded Leonard by 20 days, will take place at English Center Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 2, 2017

Connie Mae Bartlow

Connie Mae Bartlow, 77, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the Watsontown Health & Rehab Center. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, April 21, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel (Bartlett) Bartlow.

She is survived by three sisters, Helen Dougherty, Montgomery, PA; Sharon and husband Dominic Verdoni, Erie, PA; Linda and husband Harry Frey, Montgomery, PA. Connie is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Beverly Newton and two brothers, Walter Bartlow and Ronald Bartlow.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Route 54 Highway, Montgomery, PA 17752 at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 with Reverend James R. Pentz, pastor of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery, officiating.

The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Watsontown Health & Rehab Center, 245 East Eighth Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA.

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

 

Posted: March 3, 2017

Virginia M. Rippey

Virginia M. Rippey, 82, of 12 E. Church St., Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Virginia’s full obituary will be published at a later date.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, Corner of Water and Vesper St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

 

Posted: March 3, 2017




Judith A. Bixler

Judith A. Bixler, 66, of Mill Hall passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Jersey Shore Manor Care.

Born February 15, 1951 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Leanna Stingfellow Workman.

Judy was a 1969 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

On December 22, 1987, she married Merrill Bixler who survives.

Judy spent most of her life as a homemaker, enjoying cooking and keeping a spectacularly clean house.

She was a member of the Lock Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church.

When Judy was around, people were always laughing.

Judy cherished the time she spent with her family, and they meant everything to her.

In addition to her husband, Merrill who survives in Mill Hall, she is survived by two children, Jack (Jamyn) Lamey of Lock Haven and Shawna (Nick) Karichner of Woolrich; four siblings: Wanda (Eric) Sagmuller of Zion, Linda Kramer of Mill Hall, Jack (Kim) Workman of Mill Hall, and Randy (Lori) Workman of Lamar; three grandchildren: Charles Karichner, Skyler Karichner, and Jackson Lamey; many cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Lock Haven Seventh Day Adventist Church, 612 Frederick St., Flemington with Rev. Anthony Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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: March 1, 2017

Dr. Richard D. Baldwin

Dr. Richard D. Baldwin, prankster, physician, activist and adventurer, a man ahead of his time died peacefully at home with family on February 28, 2017. Born May 24, 1931 in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of Harry D. Baldwin and Isabella Shortreed.

He graduated from Rutgers University and from New York Medical College Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital, was in private practice for over twenty years, was board certified in Internal Medicine (1969) and Nuclear Medicine (1980). He practiced Nuclear Medicine at Williamsport Hospital before holding the position of Chief of Nuclear Medicine at the VA Hospital, Togus, Maine from 1984 until his retirement in 1994.

While many people inspired him, the women in his life were significant, his mother a Scottish immigrant, his grandmother Isabella MacLeod who encouraged him to attend medical school, his first wife and mother of his four children Barbara Louise Hose, and his wife, partner and best friend of the past thirty-four years Roberta M. Gruver.

Richard advocated for social progress long before it was fashionable or even acceptable to support civil rights, to oppose war in southeast Asia, or to advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana in Maine. He was a strong supporter of the environment and of the Arts.

An avid reader and life long student, Richard also loved the outdoors and travel, passions he passed on to his children. After mountain climbing and rock climbing in his younger years, he suffered a hang gliding accident from which he was told he would never walk again. Never being a good patient himself, after receiving this news, he walked out of the hospital eventually returning to hiking, bird watching, and skiing. A licensed pilot, in retirement he continued his pursuit of the joy of flying and even took up sailing along the Maine Coast. While in Maine, he began writing a novel, which was published after designing and building a house and re-establishing residence on Pine Creek, near Jersey Shore, PA.

Richard is also survived by his children: Susan Secord, Joyce Welzel, Laura Montemagni, and Richard D. Baldwin, Jr., eleven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

He is fondly remembered for a quick wit, self deprecating humor and joyous recounting of practical jokes. As per his wishes, his body will be cremated, and his ashes will be spread along the coast of Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to Rutgers University Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, or to a charity of your choice.

Rutgers University Foundation
7 College Avenue, Winants Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(848) 932-7737

Doctors Without Borders
333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(888) 392-0392

Please send condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 1, 2017

Thomas Milton Pittenger, Sr.

Thomas Milton Pittenger, Sr., 90, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Hospital. He was married to the late Emily (Kelley) Pittenger before her passing in 2011.

Born February 12, 1927 in Liberty, he was the son of late Abraham and Margie (Hall) Pittenger.

An Army veteran of WWII, he retired from the Loyalsock Game Farm. He was a life member of the N.R.A and loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and anywhere outdoors.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Carl, three sisters Faye Beck, Geraldine Loudenslager, and Isabell Rathmell, two grandsons Kirk Conrad and Edward Sherman, and a son-in-law James Neyhart.

Surviving are two brothers, Harley (Carol) Pittenger and Abraham Pittenger, a sister Gertrude Heller, two sons Thomas Pittenger Jr. of Williamsport and Gordon Pittenger of South Dakota, four daughters Patricia Miller (Walt) of Muncy , Carol (Thomas Neyhart) of Williamsport , Debra Neyhart of Williamsport and Barbara Pittenger of Williamsport. He was the loving grandfather (Pap-Pap) to twelve grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service to honor the life of Thomas will be held 1p.m. Saturday March 18 at Eagle Mountain Word of Faith, 1804 Blooming Grove Road Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers please make a charitable contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 2, 2017




Eugene K. Dieffenbach

Eugene K. Dieffenbach, 76, of Dushore, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.

Born September 24, 1940 in New Albany, he was a son of the late Keith R. and Ruth V. (Norton) Dieffenbach.

Gene was a graduate of the former Loyalsock High School, Class of 1961. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. He spent most of his high school years living on the Norton farm, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially bass fishing.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Jamerson and Ruth (Joe) Kern, both of NJ; a sister, Audrey G. Eberhardt of Forksville; two grandsons, Marshall and Seth Jamerson; his faithful dog, Snowball; and several nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte, and a son, Keith Dieffenbach.

The family will hold a memorial service on Friday, March 3, at the Sullivan Terrace Community Room, 135 N. German St., Dushore, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader officiating. Burial will be held privately in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Salem, NJ.

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: March 1, 2017

Kathleen G. Rafferty

Kathleen G. Rafferty, 91, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at her home Monday evening, Feb. 27, 2017.

She was the widow of Daniel W. Rafferty, who died in 1986. They had been married 38 years at the time of his passing, and she maintained her vows to him the rest of her life.

Born in Williamsport, on July 1, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Sarah M. (Rader) Griffin.

She was a 1944 graduate of the former St. Joseph High School in Williamsport and a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, now St. Joseph the Worker parish in Williamsport. She served many years as an extraordinary minister for her church. She was a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a former member and leader of the Anawim Prayer Group, as well as the Catholic Daughters.

She once made a religious pilgrimage to Yugoslavia, which had a profound effect on her. To explore her Irish heritage, she once visited Ireland where she kissed the Blarney Stone. Whenever prayers were needed in time of crisis, her family and friends always turned to her because of her unwavering faith and trust in Jesus.

In her earlier years, she worked as a clerk for Cady's News and as a newsstand clerk at the former Lycoming Hotel. After graduation, she worked as a switchboard operator for the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, becoming one of the youngest switchboard supervisors in the company's history. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She also worked as a switchboard operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later as a clerk for Sunset Fabrics. She enjoyed walking, reading, sewing, knitting, dogs (especially Kelly, Molly, Lollipup, Seamus and Jo-Jo), several cats along the way, watching college football and cheering on Notre Dame and Penn State. But most of all, she enjoyed visits from her family and attending family special events.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Dennis J. Rafferty; and brothers, Robert F. Griffin Sr., Patrick M. Griffin and William Mosser.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet L. Eisner (Steve Eisner), of Marlton, N.J.; three sons, Michael R. (Patricia Roth), Daniel T. (Bill Wallick) and Patrick J. Rafferty, all of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren, Ryan C. Rafferty (Beth), Sharon R. Nevill (Joseph) and Meghan Rafferty Mercaldo, all of Williamsport, Brennan J. Rafferty (Jennifer), Breinigsville, and Reagan D. Rafferty (Kristen), of Berwick, Alicia Eisner Ball (Chris), of Medford, N.J. and Joel R. Eisner, of Richmond, Va.; Kathleen S. Flock (John), Daniel M. Rafferty and Tessie J. Rafferty, all of Williamsport; 11 great-grandchildren, Michael and Mason Nevill, Cody Miller; Marlayna, Michael and Madilyn Mercaldo, Thomas, Evelyn and Samuel Rafferty, Rosemary and Zachary Flock; several nephews and nieces; a former daughter-in-law, Kelly Renck; and her two wonderful friends, Sue Shadduck and Bonnie Wertman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Brian Van Fossen, will officiate.

Friends may call at the church portico on Friday morning from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathleen's memory may be made to St. John Neumann Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., Williamsport, or to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 1, 2017

Berton L. Goldy

Berton L. Goldy, 79, of South Williamsport, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 30, 1937, he was a son of the late Orville C. and Nancy E. (Shuler) Goldy.

Berton graduated from Williamsport High School and served his country in the National Guard. He was a member of Duboistown United Methodist Church and was a talented musician who loved to play the guitar and sing.

Berton is survived by, his cousins, his church family and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Berton will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at DuBoistown UMC, 133 Summer Street, South Williamsport, with Pastor John C. Baney, officiating. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at church. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Berton’s name to DuBoistown UMC, 133 Summer Street South Williamsport, PA 17702 Attn: The General Fund.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 1, 2017




 

 

Richard E. Kohberger, Sr.

Richard E. Kohberger, Sr., 75, of Rose Valley, went home to be with the Lord Friday, February 24, 2017 at his home.

Born April 10, 1941 in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late John W. and Irene M. (White) Kohberger.

Richard was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1959 and was a self-employed investor. He served his country in the US Army National Guard, in the infantry, attaining the rank of sergeant, during the Vietnam War.

Richard was a life member of the NRA, Keystone Sportsmen Association, and American Legion Post 1. He was co-owner of Moon-Glo Hunting Club and was an avid hunter and trap shooter.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, the former Cordella S. Felix on June 10, 2000.

Surviving are a son, Richard E. Kohbeger, Jr. and wife Maggie of Loganton, a daughter Kelly Kyle of Harrisburg area ; three grandchildren, Richard E. Kohberger, III, James T. Kohberger, and Rachel E. Kohberger.

A graveside service to honor the life of Richard will be held noon Monday, March 6 at Montoursville Cemetery .

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 1, 2017




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