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Mary L. Sones

Mary L. Sones, 95, of Hughesville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her home.

Born April 11, 1922 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Ella E. (Artley) Minnier. Her husband of 68 years, Jesse L. Sones, preceded her in death on May 2, 2009.

Mary was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1940, and retired in 1982 from the former GTE Sylvania, after having worked there for 31 years. She was member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, and was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family at holiday functions, picnics, and above all, attending her grandchildren’s many sporting activities. Mary also had boundless energy and was a great housekeeper.

Surviving are a daughter, Jane L. (Larry "Sonny") Buck of Hughesville; a son, LaRue E. "Sonny" (Vonnell) Sones of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Sones, Julie (Mark) Welliver, Rodney (Jennifer) Buck, and Holly (Dave) Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Raymond Minnier.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Bethany United Methodist Church, 113 South Second St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: November 20, 2017

   



Patricia Ann (Keller) Cox

Patricia Ann (Keller) Cox passed away peacefully at her home on November 16, 2017.

She was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on December 11, 1932, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Estella Keller. She was baptized on Christmas Day, the year of her birth.

She was a 1951 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and a 1955 graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, where she was the Secretary-Treasurer of her class.

After graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1959 where she worked as a pediatric nurse at the Stevens Memorial Hospital. In 1967, Pat, her husband and four children relocated to Montoursville, Pennsylvania where she began her career as a private duty nurse. In 1980, she took a position as a charge nurse at the Williamsport Home and retired in 1985.

Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor. She loved to take care of her grandchildren, shop, sew and knit, travel to Disney World, and watch the American Pickers. She wanted everyone to celebrate her life right: have a party and drink wine.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard M. Cox; her children, Kathleen (Randall) Moser, of Montoursville, Matthew (Amanda) Cox, of Virginia Beach, V.A., James (Susan) Cox, of Easton, N.Y., and Robert (Diana) Cox, of Jersey Shore; grandchildren, Jonathan Knorr, Sarah Knorr (Ty Butler), Emily Cox, Cameron Cox, Randall (Alexis) Moser Jr., and Scott (Rosalina) Moser, and two great grandsons, Randy Larue and Benjamin.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her only sister, Josephine “Jody” (Harold) Irvin of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Susan Vincent Cox officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Monday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to: Ronald McDonald House, 100 North Academy Ave and Care Lane, Danville, PA 17821.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Joseph Richard Weaver

Joseph Richard Weaver, 68, formerly of Montoursville, passed away November 17, 2017 at The Gatehouse. He was born August 20, 1949 in Williamsport a son of the late E. Randolph and Betty Arrowsmith Weaver.

He was a veteran of Vietnam War serving in the Army and was a retired trucker.

He is survived by his daughter, Lissa (Tim) Millheim; brother Michael Weaver; sister, Diane Weaver and three grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Mildred L. (Ertel) Lay

Mildred L. (Ertel) Lay, 83, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

She was born on April 14, 1934 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Reinhold C. and Mildred (Winters) Ertel.

Mildred graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1952 then graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1956.

On August 20, 1960, she married the late Stephen Hodges Lay, who passed away on October 17, 2013 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before his death.

Mildred had taught school for the Williamsport School District then became a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ of Williamsport where she was a Sunday School teacher for 20 years, on the board of Christian Education for 15 years and was part of the Altar Guild, Congregational Concerns Committee and Called to Care Committee. She enjoyed reading, gospel music, traveling, camping and attending Penn State games.

She is survived by one son; Stephen M. Lay (Mary) of Bloomsburg, two daughters; Susan Lay Mayer of Loyalsock and Laurie A. Kustanbauter (Stephen) of Hughesville and five grandchildren; James Ryan “J.R.” Kustanbauter (Abigail), Kaitlyn Suzanne Kustanbauter, Jason Daniel Kustanbauter, Jacob Andrew Lay and Madeline Frances Lay. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; R. George Ertel and one sister; Helen Joanne Ertel.

There will be a visitation 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Bradley Walmer will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oaklawn & Christian Hill Cemetery, Montoursville.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 20, 2017




Ralph S. Fenstermacher

Ralph S. Fenstermacher, 68, of South Williamsport, died peacefully Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, where he had been a resident for a month.

Born January 19, 1949 in Muncy Valley, Sullivan County, he was a son of Alfred and Jane D.  (Gordner) Fenstermacher, Sr.

Ralph loved cars, he drove for Wright’s Auto Sales, and many other local independent dealerships, and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Ralph was a member of the Moose Lodge, South Williamsport. He enjoyed helping others and would give “the shirt off his back” if needed.

Surviving are his sister Bonnie J. Fenstermacher of South Williamsport, a good friend Travis Wright, and friends Robert and Janice Morehart, and his family’s “human in a fur coat” Buddy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother Ray S. Fenstermacher and a step-brother Eri V. Fenstermacher.

A memorial service to honor Ralph’s life will be held 6 p.m. Monday, November 20 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Visitation will be held from 5:30 - 6 pm Monday. 

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Paul K. "Paulie" Berger Jr.

Paul K. "Paulie" Berger Jr., 76, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.

Born Sept. 30, 1941, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Paul K. Berger Sr. and Annabelle L. (Dailey) Berger.

Paul was a graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Textron Lycoming as a Supervisor. He attended various local churches. He was a member of Trout Run Hunting and Fishing Club, a life time member of the Wild Game Feeder’s Association and Lycoming Creek Anglers Association. He loved hunting, especially turkey hunting, fishing, and was an excellent dancer.

Surviving are five daughters, Audrey A. Berger, of Unityville, Kati L. Bachle (Ben), of Muncy, Angel L. Fortin (Mike), of South Williamsport, Patrice M. Newton (Rob), of Loyalsock, and Paula D. Klein (Jim), of Doylestown; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Chrissy Kilgus (Oscar), of Picture Rocks and Sally Gilfert, of New Jersey; ten nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen R. Berger Sr. and a sister, Helen Jean Reese.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 20, 2017

James B. Graham

James B. Graham, 87, passed away Friday, November 16, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born April 25, 1930 in Newton Hamilton, PA, a son of the late Arthur W. and Edna (Wright) Graham.

He was a mason.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey James Graham.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Steve) Younts and Candace Graham; a son, Randy (Francine) Graham; a niece, Susan (David) Glace and a nephew, Reuel (Brigitte) Emory.

Funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 20, 2017




Nicky D. "Nick" Stahl

Nicky D. "Nick" Stahl, 61, of Cogan Station, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Stahl, on Jan. 27, 2017, with whom they would have celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 19.

Born Jan. 16, 1956, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Donald H. Stahl and Jean D. (Meyer) Stahl, of Williamsport.

Nick was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from American Motorcycle Institute as a certified motorcycle mechanic. He was currently going on his 40th year of employment at Thermal Product Solutions as an assembler and received a certification in refrigeration.  

He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 

Nick was one of the good ones. He was kind and considerate always ready to lend a hand to a friend in need. He was a dedicated husband and loving father. He treasured spending time with his grandsons, attending their ball games, and teaching them everything he knew. Nick always had a dog or two by his side and cared for many of God’s creatures during his life. He took pride in his work ethic, was a do-it-yourselfer, and always had a project to work on. Also, he always felt more at home being outdoors, whether it was tinkering on his projects or in his younger years hunting and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a daughter, Cori Jo Stahl, of Montoursville; two grandsons, Quinn and Aspen Stahl-Emig; two brothers, Randy A. and Terry L. Stahl, both of Roaring Branch; a niece and nephew, and a special cousin, Karen S. Ranck, of Montoursville.

A funeral service to honor the life of Nick will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road, Williamsport, with  the Rev. James R. Behrens officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Quiggleville. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Ralph "Popeye" Augustine, Jr.

Ralph "Popeye" Augustine, Jr., 87, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2017 at Leighton Place Senior Living, with his daughter Milissa by his side.

Ralph was born on February 23, 1930 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Ralph Anthony and Francis Catherine (Casale) Augustine.

Ralph was a veteran of the US Air Force and served during the Korean War. He worked on the Railroad, and worked as a Newspaper Cartoonist for several years. He retired after 30 years of service as a policeman for the Williamsport Police Department. He developed and managed his own Security and Window Cleaning Businesses. He also worked for the Lycoming College Athletic Department, UPS, and U.S Cargo.

Ralph was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, 40&8 Voiture, American Legion Post 617, Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sons of Italy Lodge, AARP, and American Legion Post 1, where he served on various boards and was a participating member of numerous shuffleboard, pool, and bowling leagues.

He was an multi-talented athlete excelling in baseball, and basketball. He was sought out to play professional baseball. He played for various baseball, softball/fast pitch, and bowling church and community leagues. During his children's youth he coached Brandon Little League.

Ralph enjoyed cooking, exercising, yard sales, shopping, bingo, collecting, family gatherings, drawing, traveling, wood working, volunteering, music, and motorcycles.

Ralph is survived by two sons; Ralph Augustine, III (Kimberly Fountain) of Williamsport and John A. Augustine (Karen) of Jersey Shore, one daughter; Milissa M. Augustine (Ryan Swatsworth) of Williamsport, four grandchildren; Dana Augustine (Jordan Kilbourn) of Montoursville, Cody Augustine (Kelsey) of Williamsport, Alysha Augustine of Jersey Shore and Ralph Augustine of Colorado, three great-grandchildren; Adelyn, Parker and Mason Kilbourn and one sister; Vivian Marino of Williamsport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Debora A. Augustine in 2014 and his sister, Josephine LeFever.

Most of all, Ralph loved his family and friends. He was very proud of his Italian heritage, cherished life, always having a sense of humor, and genuine compassion for others of which he applied each day of his life. He was a lifelong supporter of his community.

There will be a public viewing from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport beginning with a memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Manno officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Sharon K. McElwee

Sharon K. McElwee, 55, of Amber Lane, Muncy, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Gatehouse, surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born August 23, 1962 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond M. Rader Sr. and Shirley A. (Smith) Rader, of Muncy. On January 18, 1986, she married Kurt D. McElwee, who survives. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Sharon was a 1980 graduate of Muncy High School. She worked at numerous retail stores, most recently for 13 years as manager at Christopher & Banks, at the Lycoming Mall, Muncy.

She was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose 866. Sharon was an animal lover and enjoyed playing cards, camping and traveling, especially going on cruises.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two nephews whom she raised, Michael Rader, and his wife, Nichole and Matthew Rader, both of South Williamsport; and a brother, Raymond M. Rader Jr. and his wife, Deb, of Muncy.

Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. with Chaplin David K. Fishel, of UPMC Susquehanna, officiating.

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

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Sharon’s name be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted: November 16, 2017




Janice Mary (Berry) McFadden

Janice Mary (Berry) McFadden passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Nov. 11, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.

She was born in Williamsport on May 14, 1953, the youngest of three daughters to Vilma and Harry Berry.

She was a 1971 Graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Williamsport School of Commerce. Jan worked 27 years for the State of Pennsylvania at the Lycoming County Assistance Office, taking a 10-year break in her career to raise her family before returning to work.

Jan was a dedicated mother, Nana, wife, and homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Jan was an avid reader, and especially liked horror books and movies. She also enjoyed playing cards and games with her family and friends.

Janice married Bernard Joseph McFadden on May 8, 1982, at Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Erika Rose McFadden (Raheem Allen), of Philadelphia; son, Bernard Justin McFadden "BJ", of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jason Allen, Ryan Allen, and Leila Allen, all of Philadelphia. She is also survived by a sister, Linda (Dave) Phillips, of Williamsport, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, a sister, Ann Marie Felix preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. with her pastor, Rev. John Victoria officiating followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Jan’s name may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 15, 2017

Jon “Rick” Richard Krauser

Jon “Rick” Richard Krauser, 59, of Loyalsock Township, passed away November 12, 2017 at Home.

Born in Williamsport on June 6, 1958 he was the son of Edward P. and Elizabeth (Hamm) Krauser Sr. He graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1976. He was employed at John Savoy & Sons Inc. as a laborer. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing and being outdoors as well as watching the Phillies, Steelers and Nittany Lions.
His favorite hobby was cooking and he had a love for German Shepard’s.

Jon is survived by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Shadowens; daughters, Erin (Jarrad) Turner, Stacy Krauser, and Tara (Jeremy) Michaels; step-son, Dustin Eckard; sisters, Dorothy “Dot” (Daniel) Bricker, Rita Chilson, and MaryBeth Krauser-Harman; brothers, Robert (Annette) Krauser, Gregory (Mary Anne) Krauser, Lawrence (Joanne) Krauser and step-sister, Susan (William) Edner; grandchildren, Cayden, McKenna, Brianna, Brantley and Raegan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward P. Krauser Sr.; wife, Tina Eckard; brothers, Edward “Sonny” P. Krauser Jr., Anthony “Butch” Krauser; sisters, Margaret “Sis” Vance, Cynthia “Cindy” Oeler and step-father Lacy Shadowens.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87 Montoursville, Pa 17754 from 2-4 pm. There will be a service held from 1:30-2 for those who would like to attend. Memorial contributions can be made in Jon’s name to the Children’s Miracle Network, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, Pa 17822. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 15, 2017

David Nelson “Dave” Colley

David Nelson “Dave” Colley, 56, of Cogan Station, peacefully passed at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Survived by his loving wife Donna M. (Bailey) Colley.

Dave was the son of Robert and Nancy Colley, Sr. of Montoursville and the late Carol (Hill) and Bob Green. He was a loyal and longtime employee of St. Croix Rods. Dave was a member of the Texas Blockhouse Fish & Game Club, was an avid fisherman and enjoyed photography. He was a devoted friend to many, but loved his friends like family. Our lives will never be the same, but in our hearts, we will carry on his legacy.

Dave's legacy is continued by his beloved children; four sons; Geoffrey I. Scheller of Duboistown, David L. Scheller (Whitney) of S. Williamsport, James R. Colley (Lori) of Smyrna, GA and Sean P. Colley of Wilkes-Barre, one daughter; Kathryn M. Joseph (Anderson) of Williamsport, precious grandchildren; Dylan, Nadia, Cohen, John River and Rilynn, caring brothers; Robert Colley, Jr. (Mary Rose) of Williamsport and Walter Colley (Kim) of Rochester, NY .

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Cloud 9 Airport Restaurant, 700 Airport Rd., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: NO Stomach for Cancer, Madison Community Foundation, 2 Science Court, Suite 3, Madison, WI, 53711 or visit www.nostomachforcancer.org.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 15, 2017




Everard Funt

Everard Funt, 90, of Fairfield Twp., passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 18, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of George Henry and Sadie Hess Funt.

Everard retried from the former Litton Industries where he served for many years. He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church and was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He enjoyed doing Suduku, reading the Wall Street Journal, watching financial news and golf.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Imogene Funt and brother, Marwood.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Judy Renninger; children, Beth (Tommie) McGee of Greeleyville, SC, Susan (Kevin) Lefever of Fairbanks, Alaska, Kevin Funt, at home, and Andrew (Jamie) Funt of Montoursville; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild one the way.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at the St. James Lutheran Church, 1679 Mall Rd. Pennsdale with the Rev. Beverly Cotner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 577, Muncy, PA 17756. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 14, 2017

Mae Louise (Russell) Coffman

Mae Louise (Russell) Coffman, "Dudy", 92, of Montoursville, died peacefully Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born March 23, 1925 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony S. and Mae Louise (McCloskey) Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Kaohlin Miner Coffman, "Curly" on October 16, 2016 and a sister Doris E. Klay.

Dudy was a 1942 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She received her nursing degree from  Union Memorial Hospital , Baltimore. She worked as a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital, the Rothfuss Clinic, Williamsport, and also with her husband at his private practice in Montoursville. Her greatest joy was being a homemaker and lovingly caring for her family.  

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she is survived by her five children, Douglas K. Coffman (Kathy), of Dushore, Christine C. Gardner (Jay), Brian R. Coffman, Spencer M. Coffman (Candy), and Andrew E. Coffman (Carol), all of Montoursville, grandchildren, Amy, Matthew, Jen, David, Emily, Ryan, Katie, Clinton, Olivia, Colt, Jake, and Megan, 13 great-grandchildren, nephew Tony Klay (Karen) and niece Carol Klay.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mae will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Jeanne D. Stone

Jeanne D. Stone, 94, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Stone.

Born May 9, 1923, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Jennie (Bachman) Derr.

Jeanne retired in 2003 from Fink’s Paint Store as a decorator for 34 years.

In her younger years, Jeanne was very athletic and enjoyed tennis. She loved spending time at her river lot along the Susquehanna River and enjoyed her flowers.

Surviving are three sons, John L. Stone Jr. (Carol), of Cogan Station, Jeffry L. Stone (Billie), of Florida, and James W. Stone, (Staci) of Williamsport; a daughter, Jocelyn E. Stone, of Maryland; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

A memorial service to honor the life of Jeanne will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017




Elizabeth J. Lorah

Elizabeth J. Lorah, 90, of Williamsport died Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 2, 1927 in Taneytown, MD she was a daughter of the late David W. Sr. and Marianna (Sell) Hess.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Jack F. Lorah on April 13, 2011.

Surviving are her sons, Ronald (Charlene) Bowers of Watsontown and James (Marilyn) Bowers of Montoursville; grandchildren, Jody Gardner, Wendy Bowers, Michelle Houtz and Mark Bowers; step-grandchildren, Courtney and Elliot Lafferty, Ryan Beach and Tara Gundrum, 10 great grandchildren and a step son in law, Bruce Lafferty.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, David W. Hess, Jr., Josephine Anderson and Donald Hess and step daughter, Pamela Lafferty.

A memorial service to honor the life of Elizabeth will be held Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Reichelderfer

Helen M. Reichelderfer, 88, Watsontown, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Milton Healthcare Center where she had been residing since September.

Born January 29, 1929 in Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late James and Susan (Sholley) Pfleeger. On September 15, 2000 she married Kenneth R. Reichelderfer and they have celebrated 17 years of marriage. Her first husband of 48 years, Elmer B. Reichelderfer, preceded her in death on July 21, 1996.

Helen had worked the former Philco/Ford/Zenith Corp., Watsontown, Chef Boy-Ar-Dee’s, Milton, and Glamorize, Muncy before retiring from Masonite. After her retirement she worked seasonally for Furman’s in Northumberland.

Earlier in life she attended the former St. James Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

She enjoyed sewing and drawing with colored pencils and favored drawing covered bridges.

Surviving besides her husband, Kenneth are two daughters and sons-in-law: Linda A. and John Eichenlaub, Milton and Terry L. and Harry Mensch, Harvest, Ala.; a step-daughter, Lisa K. Reichelderfer, Milton; two step-sons and their wives: Robert F. and Kathy Reichelderfer, Bellefonte and the Rev. David L. and Ann Reichelderfer, Jersey Shore; nine grandchildren: AnnMarie Baker, Bonnie Lou Bohner, Sonya Roberts, Eric Mensch, Matthew Reichelderfer, Sarah Mertz, Krista Taylor, Melissa Reichelderfer-Kemmer, and Ashley Reichelderfer; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Viola) Pfleegor, and a sister, Delores Yost, all of Turbotville.

Preceding her in death besides her first husband was a grandson, SSGT John Eichenlaub, Jr. on March 11, 2003; a brother, William Pfleegor, and two sisters: Evelyn Pfleegor and Bess Whitmoyer.

Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1:00 PM Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville where the funeral will be held at 1:00 PM with her step-son, the Rev. David L. Reichelderfer of New Hope Presbyterian Church, Brogue, PA officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Mayes

Helen M. Mayes, 72, of 185 Tobacco Shed Road, Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home.

Born on March 7, 1945 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Ramser Dugan.

Helen was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

For more than twenty years, she was a farm girl, working for Ramm’s Farm.

Helen was a member of the Avis American Legion.

She enjoyed crocheting, but the real love of her life was her family, especially her great grandsons.

Surviving is her only child, Susan Miller (Travis Braim) of Woolrich; two grandchildren, Mary Grieb Jodun (Rusty Miller, Jr.) of Loganton and Steven Grieb of Lock Haven; two great grandchildren, Dakota and Mason Jodun; and three sisters: Grace Walk, Betty Koch, and Geneva Duck.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Ralph, Bob, Jim, and Raymond Dugan and a sister, Eldora Croak.

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

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

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


Posted: November 14, 2017




Clifton L. Holdren

Clifton L. Holdren, 76, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his home in Trout Run. He was born November 14, 1940, in Trout Run, the son of Jason and Elsie Mundrick Holdren.

Clifton was the husband of the late Evelyn “Pug” Matthews Holdren with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

Clifton served in the US Air Force. He retired from Brooks Lumber and also worked at Holdren Lumber as a head sawyer. He was a member of Mountain View Fellowship Church, he enjoyed barn dancing, watching movies, documentaries, talking to people and wood working.

Preceding him were his parents, his wife, brothers; Roy, Jerry, Joseph, William and sisters; Carol and Betty.

Surviving are his sisters; Sandra (Sheldon) Thompson, Ann (Aldren) Evans, Mary Phillips all of Trout Run and by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11a.m. on Wednesday, November 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Dan King officiating. Burial will follow in Trout Run Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church, 202 Old Barn Rd. Trout Run, PA 17771.


Posted: November 13, 2017

Lois M. Kepner

Lois M. Kepner, 79, of Hughesville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born May 8, 1938 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Hervey and Helen (Warburton) Reese. Her husband of 55 years, the late Oscar A. Kepner, preceded her in death on May 22, 2011.

Lois enjoyed travelling, and above all spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna K. (Steven) Sherwood of Muncy, Cheryl L. Charles of Muncy, and Susan D. (Michael) Kessler of Unityville; three sons, Brian A.(Melinda Bower) Kepner, Todd A. Kepner, and Timothy D.(Lori) Kepner, all of Hughesville; two sisters, Nancy (Gene) Shaner and Sherry Budman both of Hughesville; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Avery Sherwood; and a son-in-law, Marvin E. Charles, Jr.; and a sister, Shirley Reese

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Arlene Barto, 1056 Beaver Lake Rd., Hughesville, PA 17737, or Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, at https://www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate.

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


Posted: November 13, 2017

Dean L. Allen

Dean L. Allen, 77, of Mill Hall passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on September 15, 1940 in Mill Hall, he was the son of the late John C. and Ethel Tressler Allen.

On January 14, 1961 he married the former Janet Peck who survives.

Dean was a mechanic, working alongside his father and brother at Allen’s Garage in Mill Hall.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed tinkering on anything with a motor.

Along with his wife, Janet Allen of Mill Hall, he is survived by three sons: Timothy (Tammie) Allen of Lock Haven, Dennis Allen of Mill Hall, and Randy (Tabitha) Allen of Beech Creek; a daughter, Tammy (Geoff) Miller of Mill Hall; a brother, John W. (Donna) Allen of Mill Hall; six sisters: Shirley Confer of Mill Hall, Patricia Adrian of Mill Hall, Gail Allen of Lock Haven, Bonnie (Lester “Butch”) Berry of Mill Hall, Melanie (Matthew) Conway of Mill Hall, and Kimberly (David) Seyler of Mill Hall; six grandchildren: Dustin (Roxanne) Miller, Tara (Andrew) Gonzales, Tiffany (Stephen) Kisko, Kaleb Allen, Saige Allen, and Thyme Allen; two great grandsons, Colten Miller and Hunter Kisko; and a great granddaughter, Charlize Gonzales.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rickey Allen.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6 until 8 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Dean’s name may be made to YHEC, Youth Hunters Education Challenge, through the funeral home.

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


Posted: November 14, 2017




Kathryn A. Rook

Kathryn A. Rook, 89, of Montoursville died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 3, 1928 in Fleetwood, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Eva Barrell Boyer.

Kathryn was a 1946 graduate of Montoursville High School and was a piano teacher for many years. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved to sing.

Surviving are her children, Sylvia Rook of Williamsport and Gregory Rook of Honolulu, HI.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Horace L. “Beany” Rook, July 26, 1996.

A graveside service to honor the life of Kay and Beany will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Eleanor L. “Betty” Chew

Eleanor L. “Betty” Chew, 98, a native of Williamsport and most recently resided in Maryland for 48 years, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, North. She was born October 12, 1919 in Williamsport the daughter of Cyrus G. and Ruth K. Herrick Stutzman.

Eleanor worked as an Registered Nurse; she enjoyed her bridge club and traveling with her husband.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Bernard B. Chew, and brother, Robert H. Stutzman.

Surviving is a nephew, Robert C. Stutzman of Lakeland, Fla.; nieces, Ann L. (William) Roadarmel of Longmont, Colo., Jane L. (Roger) Ulmer of Cogan Station, Susan A. Stutzman Straub of Lakeland, Fla. and numerous great nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday morning from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: November 9, 2017

Max E. Phelps

Our treasured father, grandfather and friend, Max E. Phelps, 90, of Cogan Station, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home.

Born June 1, 1927 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Miles E. and Carmen E. Winters Phelps.

Max graduated from the Hepburn Consolidated High School in 1945 and attended Penn State Mont Alto for forestry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Conserver. Max retired from Lycoming Construction and from Hempt Brothers Construction in Camp Hill.

Max was a member of American Legion Post 1 and Berwick Elks Club # 1138. He was an outdoorsman and nature enthusiast. Max enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are four children, Kelli Eckard-Beiter, and Kevin W. Eckard both of Cogan Station, Laurel A. (Anton) Leach and David G. (Shelia) Phelps, both of Berwick; six grandchildren, Brian, Chelsea, Becca, Hayden, Noah and Ethan; a brother, Keith Phelps, of Washington; a sister, Sandra Downs of Montoursville.

In addition to his parents, Max was preceded in death by his wife of thirty years, Diane M. Phelps on January 9, 2013 and a brother Robert Phelps.

A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be in Bloomingrove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 1, 10 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 9, 2017




William H. Peter

William H. Peter, 90, of McElhattan passed away peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017.

Born on March 26, 1927 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Mabel Matter Peter.

William served in the United States Army during WWII having transported the Coronel around Japan as well as monitoring polling places during the first National Election.

On November 23, 1962 he married the former Elsie E. Casper who preceded him in death on September 18, 2017.

William was an avid life-long farmer and was employed throughout that time in various occupations including Piper Aircraft for 25 years. Upon the closing of Piper he was a self-employed truck driver.

He was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church where he was involved in various activities.

For 30 years William served on the Wayne Township Planning Commission, having served as Chairman for the Board.

William enjoyed hunting, reading, and farming as well as camping and square dancing.

Surviving are four children: Linda Lee Laubscher of Swissdale, Franklin W. (Charlene) Peter of McElhattan, Cynthia Renee Chitwood McClain of Lamar, and Thomas W. (Patricia) Chitwood of McElhattan; a sister, Bessie McHenry of Avis; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two children, infant son, Dale H. Peter and son, James William Peter; his twin sister, Florence Miller; a brother, Samuel Peter; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12 Noon at McElhattan United Methodist Church, McElhattan with Rev. David McElwee officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to the McElhattan United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

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


Posted: November 7, 2017

Jerry L. Carnevale

Jerry L. Carnevale, 94, of Williamsport, died peacefully Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home.

Born August 4, 1923 in Williamsport, he was a son of Dominic and Lucy (Mercante) Carnevale. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Dorothy A. (Harrison) Carnevale in 2004, four brothers Joseph, Peter, John, and Frank Carnevale.

Jerry was a U.S Navy Veteran of 22 years, and served during WWII and the Korean War. He served on the USS Dobin during Pearl Harbor, and continued to serve in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following his military career he was employed as a welder at Kellogg’s and retired from Pullman Power. He was a 56 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 520. Jerry was an avid NASCAR and the New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed helping build sprint cars and would go to Selinsgrove Speedway to watch his cars. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the Republican League, Newberry.

Surviving are two children Karen A. Potter of Williamsport, and Stephen D. Carnevale (Mary) of Williamsport, four grandchildren Rachel Potter (Gerard), Kate Baker (Kevin), Shannon Potter, and Ethan Carnevale, nine great grandchildren Ciaran, Alicia, Sarah, Seth, Jordan, Zach, Sydney, Raegan, and Jenavieve, three great great grandchildren Ryland, Aberdeen, and Ellie, two sisters Helen Allgaier of Annapolis, MD, and Virginia Marchese of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 10, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at Wildwood Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s name may be made the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Home Care and Hospice 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Jean E. Werner

Jean E. Werner, 88, Watsontown, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Watsontown Health and Rehab where she had been residing the past two years.

Born March 30, 1929 in White Deer, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hackenberg) Wertz. She was married to Lewis E. “Lew” Werner on March 4, 1950 and they celebrated 62 years of marriage until his death February 10, 2013.

Jean was a 1947 graduate of Watsontown High School. She was a bus driver with the family owned and operated Werner’s School and Charter Bus Service for many years, and a loving homemaker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved times spent with her family.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown and the Watsontown Chapter #282, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are five sons: Gary L. (Cindy) Werner in Texas; Steven L. (Brenda) Werner, Gouldsboro, NC; Gerald P. (Debbie) Werner, Watsontown; Jeffrey E. (Karen) Werner, Muncy; and Ronnie L. (Paule Cantin) Werner, Tuscon, AZ; a daughter, Bonnie J. (Dan) Watson, Montoursville; nine grandchildren: Melinda Rodarmel, Ryan Watson, Casey Werner, Lewis Werner, Stephanie McDuffie, Chad Werner, Jennifer Werner, Allison Reeder, and Amelia Werner; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Aerietta Fisher, Watsontown.

Preceding her in death besides her husband were a son, Scott E. Werner in 1959; four brothers: Frank, Jay, Charlie, and Bill Wertz; and three sisters: Bernice Troxell, Isabelle Smith, and Esther Troxell.

Friends and family are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. A memorial service by the Watsontown Chapter #282 OES will be held Saturday at 10:45 AM at the funeral home with funeral service following at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Faron Johnson, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Turbotville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Jean’s memory be made to Watsontown Health and Rehab, 245 East Eighth Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.


Posted: November 8, 2017




Grant L. Smith

Grant L. Smith, 92, of Hughesville, died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Wolf Run Village.

He was preceded in death by his wife Emily G. (Grittner) Smith on August 2, 1983.

Born September 30, 1925 in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, he is the son of the late Chester H. and Lillie A. (Gardner) Smith. Grant was a 1944 Graduate of Hughesville High School. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the 507th Parachute Infantry, 17th Airborne Division. He parachuted into Germany in the Rhineland of Central Europe. Grant received a Purple Heart as a result of his service. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Supervisor at Schnadig Corporation of Montoursville. He was member of Muncy Lodge F.& A.M., the Antique Automobile Association of Lycoming County for many years, and the Mercury Club. He attended many car shows with his 1965 Mercury Park Lane, which is now in England. Grant enjoyed bowling, fishing, and going to car shows.

Surviving is his long-time companion and friend, Phyllis Weikel of Hughesville; a daughter: Ellen D. (John, Jr.) Wise of Mansfield; a son, Wayne A. (Cookie) Smith of Muncy; four grandchildren, Kevin W. (Shelley) Smith, Kristen D. (Tom) D'Angelo, Sarah T. (Andy Englehart) Wise, and five Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Howard, Lawrence, Sylvester, Charles Smith; four sisters, Irene Berger, Beulah Christ, Stella Oplinger, and Mildred Smith.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with military graveside honors by combined veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Grant’s name to Wolf Run Village, 3750 Rt. 220 Hwy., Hughesville, PA, 17737.

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


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Kathryn E. (Ertel) Kreger

M. Kathryn E. (Ertel) Kreger, 105, of Duboistown, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

She was married to the late Herman Albert Kreger in 1966 and they had celebrated 47 years of marriage before his death in 2013.

Kathryn was born on September 13, 1912 in Hughesville and was the daughter of the late W. Charles and Laura J. (Rishel) Ertel. She had graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy and then Washington Missionary College. She was a grade school teacher for 27 years at the Williamsport Mountain View Adventist School. She retired in 1976. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, S. Williamsport, and was the leader of the Dorcas Society for 20 years. She enjoyed Sweedish weaving, ceramics, counted cross stitch and she was an amazing cook. Kathryn and her late husband Herman were often seen walking their poodle on the streets of Duboistown.

She is survived by nieces and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings; Jack Ertel, Ivan Ertel, Benjamin Ertel and Maxine Ertel Bair.

There will be a memorial service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport with Pastor Anthony Crawford officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Seventh-day Adventist Church, (for use in Evangelistic Funding) 201 Market St., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Maxine Giles

M. Maxine Giles, 96, formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born May 23, 1921 in Williamsport the daughter of Raymond T. and Georgie Swartz Miller.

She graduated from St. Joseph High School, class of 1939. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville for 66 years and had been a member in both its Alter and Rosary Societies. Before her declining health, her interests were her children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities, especially Montoursville Baseball. She enjoyed volunteering for bingo at her church; her card club and her pets.

On May 19, 1944 she married Carter L. “Pap” Giles, Sr. in Annunciation Catholic Church in Williamsport. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1984.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents, brother, Raymond Miller and daughter-in-law, Joan Giles.

She is survived by her sons, Carter L. Giles, Jr. of Darby, MT and William T. (Terry) Giles, Sr. of Nisbet; her grandchildren, Carter L. (Holly) Giles, III, Nancy Rae (Steven) Flutcher, Eric Giles, Nickole Giles, Tracie (Mitch) Christensen and William T. Giles, Jr.; nine great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren, and nephews, Wayne (Peggy) Miller of Montoursville and William (Sandy) Wright of Reston, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: November 7, 2017




Frederick L. Stahl

Frederick L. Stahl, 74, of Fairfield Twp., passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1943 in Williamsport a son of Frederick and Catherine Reber Stahl.

Fred retired from the former Schnadig Corp. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, landscaping and the beach. He was an avid New York Yankees fan; loved his dogs and most of all his family.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Jean Morse and aunt and uncle who raised him, Guy Russell and Mildred Lundy.

Fred is survived by his wife of 26 years the former Sandra J. Hunter; children, Carolyn A. Dodson of Hughesville, James A. (Melissa) Stahl of Cogan Station, Brian D. Eck of Montoursville, Craig T. Eck of Williamsport, Keith W. (Courtney Eck of Williamsport, and Timothy R. Stahl of Montoursville; sister, Patricia A. Carroll of Phoenix, AZ and ten grandchildren.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Kramer

Mary J. Kramer, 86, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 18, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Dominic and Rose Raffaele Bucci.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; husband, John F. Kramer, daughter, Mary A. Kramer, Sisters, Amelia, Louise and Christine, and brother, Michael.

She is survived by her sons, James R. Kramer of Williamsport, and
John J. Kramer of South Williamsport; daughters, Lisa M. (Calvin) Bower of Cogan Station and Teresa A. (Samuel) Yoder of Richmond, VA; brother, Gerald Bucci of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, three step grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The funeral and burial in Resurrection Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers and suggest contributions be made to the Agape Fellowship Mennonite Church, 485 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 6, 2017

Richard P. “Dick” “Smitty” Smith

Richard P. “Dick” “Smitty” Smith, 84, of Lock Haven passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home.

Born on July 24, 1933 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Carlton and Ethel Paul Smith.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1951, he joined the United States Army serving during the Korean War.

Smitty was employed as a truck driver before working at Lock Haven University in the Maintenance Department until his retirement.

Along with his companion of 50 years, Lucille Bowes, he enjoyed camping and was a member of North 40 Campground for 40 years.

Smitty could often be found joking around with his family. He also loved his four-legged buddy, Missy the poodle.

In addition to his companion, Lucille Bowes of Lock Haven, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Streck of Flemington; his niece, Sonia (Greg) Gummo and her children: Mary, Greg, Jr., Kayla, and Corey of Loganton; and three nephews: Rick (Andrea) Schreckengast of Beech Creek, Joe (Tracey) Schreckengast and family of Mill Hall, and Kevin (Kathy) Schreckengast and family of Beech Creek.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Thomas Streck.

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017




Pauline Elizabeth Baier

Pauline Elizabeth Baier, 92, of 310 Sturdevant St., Flemington, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

She was born in Lock Haven on April 27, 1925, the daughter of the late Raymond C. Streck, Sr. and Pearl B. Mitcheltree Streck.

On November 26, 1945 in Lock Haven, Pauline married Paul J. Baier whom preceded her in death October 12, 1985.

She worked at Sylvania in the 1950’s before dedicating herself as a stay-at-home mother and wife.

Pauline was a member of the Flemington Church of Christ. She was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose, and a member of the Beech Creek American Legion Ladies Auxillary and Red Hat Ladies Society.

Pauline enjoyed bingo, bus trips with her sisters to Atlantic City and eating Angela Kay’s spaghetti with extra sauce at the Village Tavern. Late at night, she would love talking to her brothers and sisters on the phone – sometimes talking for hours.

She is survived by a son, Donald E. Baier of Lock Haven; a daughter, Donna K. (Randy) Dorey of Beech Creek; a sister, Eva (Jack) Orndorf of Lock Haven; three grandchildren, Christopher (Rebecca) Baier of Oregon, Kevin (Ashley) Baier of Salona and Carolyn (Jeremy) Barker of Virginia; and one great-grandchild, Deacon Baier.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Baier; two brothers, Richard and Raymond Streck; and two sisters, Betty Spangler and Pearl Beatrice Clark.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Pastor Dennis Callahan officiating. Private burial will be held at Linnwood Cemetery, McElhattan.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Library or Clinton County SPCA.

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

C.W. “Skip” Smith

C.W. “Skip” Smith, 70, died peacefully, Saturday, November 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a year battle with leukemia. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah L. (Beach) Smith, whom he married May 24, 1974.

Born October 28, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of Clarence and Patricia (Webster) Smith.

Skip was a 1965 graduate of Montoursville High School, a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, and The PA State Police Academy. C.W. served in U.S. Army reserves and was a Pennsylvania State Trooper from 1971-2005 when he retired as a criminal investigator.

He was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. His love for working on and racing cars led Skip to start his racing career in 1985 at Selinsgrove Speedway (track champion 1987), and continue racing in the ARCA and Busch series from 1994 – 2005, when he retired from racing. He continued as owner/crew chief for his son’s racing from 2005-2016 at Selinsgrove Speedway and again won a track championship in 2009. His greatest love was his family and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons Christopher W. Smith of Williamsport, and Jason M. Smith (Natalie) of Cogan Station, four grandchildren Sophia, Logan , Stella, and Conner Smith, two brothers Michael Smith (Jan) of Montoursville, Craig Smith (Sue) of Montoursville, two sisters Bonnie Barrett of Mifflinburg, and Terry Youmans (Russ) of Montoursville, and a brother-in-law Ronald Beach (Sondra) of Montoursville.

A funeral service to honor Skip’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Balls Mills United Methodist Church 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport and from 10 - 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Balls Mills United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Skip’s name may be made to Balls Mills United Methodist Church.

e-condolences may be made at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Parker

Mary J. Parker, 88, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Valley View.

She was born on October 22, 1929 in Canton and was the daughter of Frank Saxton and Helen Fields Saxon.

She was a homemaker and member of Pine Street United Methodist Church. She had worked for Acme and Curchoe Markets retiring in 1973. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by four granddaughters, Robin Koskey Telles, Jennifer Koskey, Julie Koskey, Melissa Gasparovic; two great grandchildren, and one brother, Frank Saxton. She was predeceased by her husband Robert D Parker and daughter Helen K. Parker.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport with Reverend Doug Eberly officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

Family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Pine Street United Methodist Church.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: November 6, 2017




Sharon K. Wolfgang

Sharon K. Wolfgang, 76, of Montoursville, died peacefully, Friday, November 3, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville. She was the wife of Lester E. Wolfgang, Jr., whom she married April 8, 1960.

Born November 4, 1940 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Melvin M. and Ellen E. (Fink) Grove.
Sharon had worked at Weldons and Wundies and was a member of St. Paul’s-Calvary United Methodist Church. She loved to western square dance with her husband and together they were members of the Grand Square and Susquehanna and Hanks. They loved traveling all over Pennsylvania western square dancing.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two children Laurie A. Huff (Bill) of Cogan Station and Richard T. Wolfgang (Michelle) of Cogan Station, three grandchildren Shawn Wolfgang (Meggan),  Amber Dougherty (Charles) , and Benjamin Huff, five great grandchildren Levi, Brennen, Alexis, Oaklinn, and Gabe, three sisters Dorothy Shick (Richard), Nora Crandall (James), and Ann Grove, and a brother Melvin Grove.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Edith Tawney.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Rehab Nursing Center 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, PA memo Lights of Love or Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 memo: Home Care and Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Walter P. “Walt” Charles

Walter P. “Walt” Charles, 61, of Muncy, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at home. He is the husband of Penny K. (Fisher) Charles. They were married on July 24, 1998.

Born July 10, 1956, in Lewisburg, he is the son of the late Sheldon and Helen (Confer) Charles. Walt attended Muncy High School, and was employed as a Mechanic at Kepner's Farm Supply for over 30 years. He was a member of the Hughesville American Legion Post #35. Walt always took much pride in helping anyone and everyone. He enjoyed spending time with family and socializing with friends. His pride and joy were his four daughters and grandchildren. Walt could fix almost anything and found great pleasure in excavating work.

Surviving in addition to his wife Penny, are four daughters, Nicole L. (Douglas) Hubbell of Montoursville, Amanda M. (Michael) Frantz of Hughesville, Ashely S. (Michael) Johnson of Hughesville, Christy L. (Joseph) Cendoma of Williamsport; a step son, Brian N. (Roberta) Fisher of Hughesville; a step daughter, Brandy L. Budman of Hughesville; 12 grandchildren, Haley and Kayden Hubbell, Kesha, Paige, and Noah Frantz, Mitchell, Max, and Aubrey Johnson, Gavin and Vince Cendoma, Ashley and Katie Fisher; a great grandson, Owen Herr; two sisters, Diane Bower of Hughesville, Bonnie S. Pentz of Muncy; five brothers, Wayne A. (Sara Jane) Charles of Montgomery, Sheldon E. (Linda) Charles of Muncy, Edward A. (Peggy) Charles of Hughesville, Roland R. (Becki) Charles of Muncy, and Jeffrey M. Charles of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Edwina L. (Fairman) Charles; a brother, Kenny E. Charles; and a sister Naomi I. Charles.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran "White Church" Cemetery, Muncy. Viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Walter's name to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate.

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

Evelyn B. Garver

Evelyn B. Garver, 101, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport.

Born February 5, 1916, in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Earl F. and Twila M. (Greene) Herncane.

Evelyn was the manager of several Hurr’s Dairy Stores in Williamsport for more than 35 years. She enjoyed reading, collecting coins, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda J. Garver, of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jayne A. Garver of Harrisburg, Jay Anthony (Meg) Garver, Jr., of Martinsburg, and James A. (Kara) Garver of Claysburg; ten great grandchildren, Alexandra, Courtney, Emilee, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Bailey, Gracie, Isabella, Sophia, and Addilyn; ten nieces and nephews, Dennis (Cindy) Dively, Lisa (Mike) Mock, Eric (Beth) Closson, Michael (Joyce) Herncane, Peter (Mary Ann) Herncane, Jane Mittel, Lee Smith, Mary Ann Godwin, Barry Garver and Karen Branner.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, Frank Bobb Garver, she was preceded in death by a son, Jay A. Garver; one brother, Earl L. Herncane; two sisters, Ella Marie Closson and Marilyn Dively; and a niece, Dianne Dively.

A graveside service to honor the life of Evelyn will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday, November 10, 2017, at Alto Reste Park, 109 Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA 16601. Please meet at the office building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s name to James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Claysburg Area Public Library, 957 Bedford St., Claysburg, PA 16625.


Posted: November 6, 2017





Gerald (Gerry) M. Gridley

Gerald (Gerry) M. Gridley, 80, of Williamsport, PA (formerly of Rote) died on October 29, 2017 surrounded by family. Born in Corning, NY, to Albert and Florence (Mattison) Gridley, he was the oldest of their six children. Gerry and his wife, Amy (Ribble) celebrated fifty-nine years of marriage in September. Surviving besides his wife are five children: Kathy (John) Staje, Betsy (Stephen) Danneker, Cherry Lorson, Nancy (George) Ulrich and Jerry (Stacy) Gridley. There are thirteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Gerry was a meat cutter by vocation. He was the Supervisor for Reading Meats in Williamsport for many years. Gerry and Amy owned Gridley's General Store in Elimsport from 1980 -1990. Gerry was active in the communities in which he lived. He was of the Methodist faith.

A time of remembrance will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM with a memorial service at 4:00 PM on Friday November 3, 2017 at Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Please share your memories with the family at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 3, 2017

Shirley J. (Bryan) Selfe

Shirley J. (Bryan) Selfe, born on January 31, 1933 passed away at Susque View Home on November 2, 2017.

Shirley resided in Woolrich for most of her lifetime, graduating with the Class of ’51 from Lock Haven High School.

She spent several years residing in Texas and California with her Military husband, the late David J. Selfe, before moving back to the area.

Shirley was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, raising four children and a variety of pets. She enjoyed snowmobiling, reading, sewing, dining out, shopping and visiting new places “at home and abroad.”

She is survived by her two daughters, Gayla J. Selfe and Susan L. (Selfe) Brown, 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.

Along with her spouse, she was preceded in death by two sons, David L. and Stephen C. Selfe.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 P.M. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shirley’s church, the Woolrich Community Church, through the funeral home.

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


Posted: November 3, 2017

Ramona Lee Fausey

Ramona Lee Fausey, 61, of Williamsport, and formerly of California, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Surviving is her loving husband of 41 years, Carl Grant Fausey, Jr. who she married on May 20, 1976.

Born January 27, 1956 in Williamsport, she is a daughter of the late, Kenneth E. and Margorie Ann (Yoder) Winter, Sr.

Ramona graduated from Williamsport High School Class of 1973 and Bryman College. She was employed by the former Susquehanna Health for ten years as a Surgical Technologist, AST.

Ramona was a member of St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir. While living in Reseda, California she attended First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school. She was part of the local chapter of the Eastern Star and AST (Association Surgical Technologist). Ramona enjoyed baking, sewing, watching movies, taking pictures and dolphins.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her four children, Jason B. (Momoko) Fausey, of Prescott Valley, AZ, Travis K. (Amy) Fausey, of Stoystown, Tatiana M. Fausey, of San Francisco, CA, Katrina L. Fausey, of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren, Sara T., Haru J. and Maya R. Fausey, all of Prescott Valley, AZ; three brothers, Kenneth E. Winter, Jr. of Henderson, MD, Keith A., and Kevin D. Winter both of Williamsport; three sisters, Carol A. Griffith of Williampsort, Mary E. Yoder of Milroy and Susan M. Winter-Herbst of Lacey, WA.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ramona will be held 11 a.m Tuesday November 7, 2017 at St. Johns-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, with Rev. Jay E. Jones, officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m until the time of service on Tuesday at church.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 3, 2017




Patricia K. Warner

Patricia K. Warner, 59, of Jersey Shore, died unexpectedly, Monday, October 30, 2017.

Born May 28, 1958 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Warner and Gloria (Beaver) Warner.

Patricia graduated from South Williamsport High School. She worked locally for several different companies in the manufacturing industry and was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed crocheting and watching reality TV. Her pride and joy was her family, her children and especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her four children, Jason C. Warner of Williamsport, Sara J. Fox of Jersey Shore, Jake T. Fox, of Jersey Shore, and Katrina N. Grado of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Julian Warner, Jalen Warner, Aidan Worden, Arianna Fox, John Grado, Amari Warner; three brothers, James Warner of Harrisburg, Guy Warner of Montoursville, George Warner of South Williamsport; a sister Wendy Warner of South Williamsport; step mother, Cheryl Warner of South Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her significant other, Jeffrey Sharrow, a granddaughter, Samaria Kay Motyka, and a brother Bernie Warner.

Patricia will always be remembered for her special personality. She would offer her last dollar to anyone in need even if that meant she had nothing for herself. She would speak her mind, and share with you how she knew a little bit about a lot. She was kind and caring with a big heart and loved all she knew even if she had trouble expressing it. She went through tough trials and tribulations, but was never afraid to be herself and show who she was, especially if that meant living by her favorite song lyrics “You can do it put your back into it.” More than anything she longed to be with her granddaughter Samaria, and now she has joined her as another angel in heaven who will be deeply missed as well.

A memorial service to honor the life of Patricia will be announced at a later date.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Esther M. "Chip" Baker

Esther M. "Chip" Baker, 76, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1941, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William Thompson and Esther Mae (Stetts) Lukens.

Chip was a former member of High Street United Methodist Church and Faith Alliance Church.

She was formerly employed at Katrina’s Sewing Factory, Cobblers Ladies Shoe Outlet, Fashion Bug, Mr. Donut, and waitressed at various restaurants.
She enjoyed crafts, flower arranging, and was an excellent cook and baker and loved sharing her baked goods with others. Chip was known for her overflowing personality, she cherished getting to know everyone she met during her walk through life.

Surviving are a son, David C. Baker (Kristen), of Williamsport; a brother, Ronnie Lukens, of Williamsport; five sisters, Ann Romans, of Grove City, Ohio, Connie Harstead, of Williamsport, Becky Farroux (Richard), of Jeannette, Maxine Lopez (Lupe), of Indianpolis, Ind., and Barbara DeCoursey (Dan Lockcuff), of Trout Run; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, William T. Lukens and a sister, Viola Lukens.

A memorial service to honor the life of Esther will be held 7 p.m. Friday, November 3, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Robert W. Harer

Robert W. Harer, 98, of Williamsport died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born February 28, 1919 in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace Sholder Harer.

Robert served during World War II in the Army Air Corps.

Robert retired as a route salesman for Hurr’s Dairy and Valley Farms. After retirement he worked as a courier for Williamsport National Bank.

Robert was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Duboistown VFW # 7863, the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 106 F&AM, and the Zafar Grotto where he served as past Monarch.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret A. (Pepperman) Harer, two children, Larry (Barbara) Harer and Deborah (Timothy) Day both of Williamsport, four grandchildren Robert (Heather) and Michael (Jendy) Harer and Joshua (Ashley) and Brian (Mindy) Day, 10 great grandchildren and a sister, Gladys (Carl) McDaniel of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport with his pastor, the Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand, officiating.

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017




Larry R. “Woo Cat” Wurster

Larry R. “Woo Cat” Wurster, 56, of Williamsport, died peacefully at his home on Monday, October 30, 2017.

Born March 24, 1961 in New Haven, CT, a son of Larry and Louise (Elec) Wurster.

Larry was a 1979 graduate of Williamsport High School and had worked as a carpenter all his life. He loved being with his family and adored his grandchildren.

Suriving in addition to his mother of Williamsport, are his wife Candis A. (Crawley) Wurster, two children Zachery Wurster and Amber Wurster both of Williamsport, three grandchildren Taylen, Tehgan, and Teanna, six siblings Duane Wurster, Susan Ring, Robin Melvin, Kimberly Howler, Melissa Fisher, and Jason Wurster and step-grandson David Watts.

He was preceded in death by his father and his first wife of 35 years Debra A. (Webber) Wurster who died Sept. 4, 2015.

Visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Saturday, November 4, at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. followed by a memorial service to honor Larry’s life at 6 p.m.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 31, 2017

Doris I. Sandell

Doris I. Sandell, 90, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in the skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at UPMC Susquehanna in Muncy, PA . She was born Thursday, September 29, 1927 at Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Ardell Sandell, in 1997.

Earlier in life Doris was employed at several area factories but was a homemaker most of her adult life.

Doris loved animals. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Kunkle of Selinsgrove, PA; three grandchildren, Crystal Lincoln of Hughesville, PA; Keith and wife Suzy Schell of Selinsgrove, PA; Melissa Hornberger; six great-grandchildren, David Schell and fiance Ashley Miller of Muncy, PA; Jeremy Lincoln; Shania Schell; Keith Schell, Jr.; Emily Hornberger and Jacob Hornberger. In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA. Interment will be in the Montoursville Cemetery. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: October 31, 2017

Jay Hilsher

Jay Hilsher, 84, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at home.

Jay was born in Williamsport on Nov. 28, 1932, a son of John H. and Beatrice E. Davenport Hilsher Sr.

He was a 1950 graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. He taught printing at the former WACC, now Pennsylvania College of Technology, and was the director of their printing department for 16 years. He went on to be the owner of Hilsher Graphics for 46 years.

Jay was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Council 366. He was also a former board member of Williamsport Wyrope Credit Union, president of the Williamsport Management Club, South Williamsport Lions Club, Rotary Club and served as a volunteer with the Lycoming County Historical Society.

He and his wife, the former Sally E. Spaeth would have celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2017. Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Stephanie (Patrick) Jackson of Cogan Station, Cynthia (Richard) Dorr of Glenmoore, John H. (Susan) Hilsher III of South Williamsport and Jayme Hilsher of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Brian, Carolyn, Steven, Kristin, Andree, Samantha, Jason and Christopher, as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William H. Hilsher.
The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, c/o St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017







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