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Josephine M. Salvatori

Josephine M. Salvatori, 79, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home.

Born on December 15, 1937 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Dicello Lapriola.

Josephine was a 1957 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School.
She married Sebastian Salvatori who preceded her in death.

She worked as a caregiver.

Josephine was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Earlier in life, she was an avid bowler.

Josephine loved spending time with her family.

Surviving is her son, Robert (Lori) Salvatori of Reading; her two daughters, Pamela (Victor) Fink of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Angela (David) Steele of Williamsport; a brother, Frank Lapriola of Lock Haven; six grandchildren: Zachary Fink, Katelyn Faith, Anthony Salvatori, Jarrod Rabold, Makayla Steele, and Gianna Steele; and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Philomena Leone and five brothers: Angelo, Anthony, Michael, Vito, and Pasquel Lapriola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

   



Barbara E. Boyd

Barbara E. Boyd, 86, of 69 Park Place, Muncy, died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center UPMC on July 25, 2017. Barbara was born in Williamsport on April 4, 1931, the daughter of Lewis and Martha Enterline Yeagle. She is retired from the fomer Silvania Photo Flash Plant in Montoursville. Barbara was member of the Moose Lodge No. 145, the Montoursville American Legion and the 40 et 8 club in Williamsport. She enjoyed reading, doing needlepoint, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and coloring in adult coloring books. She was preceded in death by her husband Bert Boyd in 2014. Her children survive her, Sandra (Fred) Pettit, of South Williamsport, Raymond (Sue) Boyd, of Milton, Robert (Kim) Boyd, of South Williamsport and Susan (Harvey) Carey, of Spring Grove, Fla. Her 7 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren also survive her as well as a sister, Sharon (Barre) Yeagle Barto, of Picture Rocks; and a brother, John (Kim) Yeagle, of Duboistown. A private graveside service will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701. crousefuneralhome@comcast.net


Posted: July 27, 2017

Dean S. Paulhamus

Dean S. Paulhamus, 75, of Muncy, formerly of Cogan Station, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born February 9, 1942 in Jersey Shore, he was a son of Clifton G. and Ruth L. (Hughes) Paulhamus.

Dean was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked as a truck driver for over 40 years. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, NASCAR, Penn State Football, and was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years Doris R. (Heinze) Paulhamus, whom he married Feb. 14, 1988, three daughters Teresa L. Paulhamus of Harrisburg, Tamie R. Paulhamus of Montgomery, and Susan M. Betts (Herb) of Muncy Valley, step-children Darlene M. Wagner (Jeff) of Linden, Debbie S. Grimes (Allen) of Linden, Dwayne A. Koons (Elizabeth) of Jersey Shore, and Denise A. Gee (Steven) of Trout Run, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, a sister Joyce P. Hall (Philip) of Montoursville, and Carol D. Morehart (Dennis) of Salem, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Kevin D. Paulhamus in 1988.  

A funeral service to honor the life of Dean will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with the Rev. Peter C. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in State Road Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Dean’s name be made to Calvary Baptist Church 42 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, or the American Cancer Society 1948 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

Diane L. Lapp

Diane L. Lapp, 55, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her home.  There will be no services.  Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.




Charles E. (Chuck) Kahle

Charles E. (Chuck) Kahle, 77, a resident of Selinsgrove, PA, formerly of Williamsport, PA, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, May 25, 1940, he was the son of the late Elmer H. and Catherine E. (Glaze) Kahle.

He was the husband of Donna J. (Hoff) Kahle with whom he would have celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on August 28th.

Chuck was a 1958 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and attended Penn State University. He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany and Korea. He was employed as a programmer by IBM for over 26 years. Following his retirement he enjoyed dabbling in antiques and restoring picture frames.

Chuck enjoyed photography, gardening, pitching quoits, traveling, having lunch with friends, researching the Kahle genealogy and especially enjoyed jig saw puzzles with his sisters. Chuck and Donna enjoyed vacationing in Scotland, Hawaii and the U.S.A. He is sadly missed by his beloved cat Mooney.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Gina and husband Donald McCoy, Hagerstown, MD; Wendy Kelly, Laurel, MD; four grandchildren, Blake (Sarah) McCoy, Falling Waters, WV; Brooke McCoy, serving with the US Air Force at Colorado Springs, CO.; Katelyn Kelly-Serio (Tina Serio), Halethorpe, MD; Colin (Alysha) Kelly, serving in the US Navy at Chesapeake, VA; one brother, Walter H. (Anita) Kahle, Merrimack, New Hampshire; three sisters, Marjorie A. Tosloskie, Paxinos, PA; Patricia L. Kahle, New Iberia, LA; Deborah S. Kahle, Nashville, TN and family friend, Sean Kelly. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Camdyn and Lucy Kelly and Paytyn McCoy and a fourth great-grandchild, expected in September and several special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Muncy, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 - 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to your local animal shelter. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: July 27, 2017

Gary D. Hedgcock

Gary D. Hedgcock, 64, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Linda K. (Smith) Hedgcock, with whom they would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on November 4.

Born June 4, 1953, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Archie Hedgcock and Etta Mae (Leavell) Capps, of Williamsport.

Gary was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He retired as a crew chief from the Williamsport Water Authority in 2015 after 44 years.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 106 F. & A.M. and East End Hunting Club. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding his ATV and Harley. Gary also enjoyed woodworking and bowling. Most of all Gary cherished being a loving and devoted husband, father and "Poppy."

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Luke W. Hedgcock (Rachel Mancuso), of Linden; a grandson, Bryce Hedgcock; and a sister, Dixie L. Haldeman (Duane), of Williamsport.

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to www.pancan.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 27, 2017

Margaret L. (Peggy) Bower

Margaret L. (Peggy) Bower, 86, a resident of Allenwood, PA, was accepted with opened arms by her heavenly Father on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA. Born in Balls Mills, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, June 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Melvern and Reda (Snyder) Fox.

She was the widow of Donovan L. Bower who preceded her in death on August 14, 2006.

Peggy had been employed by several local sewing factories in the Montgomery area.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Elimsport, PA. for over 60 years where she held various positions. Peggy enjoyed gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed time spent with her family.

She is survived by three children, Reda E. Persun, Allenwood, PA; David D. and wife Kathy Bower, Milton, PA; Kevin J. and wife Darlene Bower, Allenwood, PA; one sister, Ellen B. and husband Orrin Bower, Muncy, PA; seven grandchildren, Robyn Persun; Rebecca Duck; David D. Bower; Christopher Bower; Joshua Bower; Jeremy Bower; Justin Bower; one brother-in-law, John I. and wife Judy Bower, Watsontown, PA. Peggy is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eleven siblings; Kenneth Fox, Malvern Fox, Lawrence Fox, Harry Fox, Velma Brown, Alverna Blaser, Gerald Fox, Mary Satteson, Maurice Fox, Elwin Fox, Arthur Fox.

Funeral services will be conducted from St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, July 31, 2017 with Pastor Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. at the church. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. 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: July 27, 2017




Andrew Kondisko, Jr.

To paraphrase Tom Brokaw, "We have lost another member of the greatest generation." Andrew Kondisko, Jr., 89, a resident of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Lock Haven, PA, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in The Hillside Assisted Living Community at Montoursville, PA. Born in Philipsburg, Centre County, PA, on Sunday, February 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Andrew and Esther (Bologi) Kondisko.

He was the widower of Doris (Marince) Kondisko who preceded him in death in 2012. They were inseparable and loved to travel.

Andy honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre.

He was retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation in California and had previously been employed by Piper Aircraft at Lock Haven.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church at Lock Haven, PA. Andy enjoyed hunting and was an avid Phillies fan.

He is survived by two sons, James and wife Elizabeth Kondisko, Williamsport, PA; Les "Ron" and wife Karen Kondisko, Philadelphia, PA; six grandchildren, Michele (Eric) Bergman; Brian (Kris) Kondisko; Jessica Ledsome; Sarah (Steven) Aloi; Krista Kondisko and Grant Kondisko. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Innichement will take place in the Wildwood Cemetery. 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: July 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Boehm) Facey

Mary Elizabeth (Boehm) Facey, 88, died on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her home.

She was married on September 24, 1949 to the late Karlyle F. “Karl” Facey who had died on March 7, 2014.

Mary was born on March 15, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Cantwell) Boehm. She had worked at the Pennsylvania College of Technology as an administrative assistant for the dental hygiene program. She was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Williamsport. She was a devoted volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years and enjoyed reading, family and friends.

Mary is survived by two sons; Peter G. Facey (Mindy) of Williamsport and David C. Facey of State College, two daughters; Carol E. Schaum (Paul) of Hanover and Katherine M. Wallace (Michael) of State College, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son; Mark E. Facey in December 2016.

There will be a memorial mass held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Church of St. Ann, 1120 Northway Rd., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the STEP office of Aging; Meals on Wheels, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 25, 2017

Arthur J. Hubble, Jr.

Arthur J. Hubble, Jr., 87, of Williamsport, died on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Manor Care South.

Arthur was born in Parma, Ohio on June 22, 1930 and was the son of the late Arthur and Lucille (Yunker) Hubble, Sr. He had worked as a farmer, worked for the city of Virginia Beach and had also lived in California.

He is survived by two sisters; Shirley Jacobs of Geneva, OH and Harriet Smith of Columbus, OH and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, and sisters; Betty Hubble, Evelyn Wobser, Phyllis Galaska, LaVerne Snider, Arlene Stiadle and Alice Jackson.

Services will be private.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 25, 2017




Elmer Butler, Jr.

Elmer Butler, Jr. of Mill Hall, passed away on July 23, 2017 at the age of 84.

Son of Sylvester and Helen Butler of Lock Haven, he was born on November 3, 1932 in Flemington, PA.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1950. He was employed for 32 years at Piper Aircraft. He moved to Marietta, GA in 1984 to work for Lockheed Martin and retired from Boeing, Macon GA. He returned to live in Pennsylvania in 2013. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and tinkering with computers.

Mr. Butler was a member of the Flemington First Church of Christ and the Lock Haven Elk’s.

He is survived by Patsy Bulter (Lamey), his high school sweetheart of 65 years. Mr. Butler had 5 children David E Butler (PeggyAnn) of Kylertown (deceased), Susan VanGorder (Robert) of Atlanta, GA, Douglas Butler (Brenda) of Duncansville, PA, Cynthia Prough (Steven)of Lock Haven, Tracy Renner of Chesapeake, VA. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Tom Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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: July 25, 2017

Barbara L Carl

Barbara L Carl, 77, of New Columbia went home to our Lord and was reunited with her loving husband, “Bud” on July 21, 2017 at the Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Watsontown.

She was born on February 23, 1940 at the family home in Milton to the late Charles Lee and June (Spotts) Parker.

On June 29, 1963 Barbara married the late Roland H. “Bud” Carl, Jr. and they celebrated 45 years of marriage together until his death on May 26, 2009.

Barbara was a graduate of the Milton Area High School. Prior to being the loving mother of 5 children she worked at the shoe factory in Milton. After all of her children were in school, she reentered the workforce at JPM, which is from where she retired. Barbara was an avid bingo player, and tried to help those in need however she could.

She is survived by: one son; Michael L Carl and his fiancé Tanya, four daughters; Angela J Donlin and her husband Edward, Elizabeth S. Schleig, and her significant other, Burton, Rebecca A Kurtz and her fiancé Kevin, Patty E Hoey and her fiancé Elmer, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother; Lee Parker and two sisters; Linda Noll and Nancy Hendricks,

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by one brother; Charles “Chuck” Parker.

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00a.m., Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00. Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: July 25, 2017

James R. "Jim" Levering

James R. "Jim" Levering, 59, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly with his loving wife of 27 years, Barbara E. (Hibbler) Levering, by his side.

Born Sept. 27, 1957, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas C. Levering and Patti A. (Russell) Levering, of Williamsport.

Jim was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was currently employed at Wire Rope Inc. as a supervisor for 27 years.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Jim was an avid Ohio State Buckeye’s fan and a diehard New York Yankee’s fan. He enjoyed playing softball and other sports during his younger years and loved being outdoors and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, James R. Levering Jr. (Amanda); a daughter, Brittany J. Gohl; two grandsons, Zairek J. and Jahkai L. Gohl; a brother, Thomas Levering II (Linda), all of Williamsport; seven nephews; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Klabik, of Tenn.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a daughter, Monica Rae Shearer; and a sister, Laralee Klabik.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jim will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at Christ Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 25, 2017




Robert “Bump” Brungard

Robert “Bump” Brungard, 66, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born on May 15, 1951 in Bl
anchard, he was the son of the late Pete and Dorothy Miller Brungard.
Bump was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School and later earned a degree in Law Enforcement from Lycoming College.

Over the years he was employed in various positions including Manager at Bottorf Shoe Store, Supervisor at Champion Auto Parts, a Police Officer for Woodward Township, a bartender for numerous clubs in Lock Haven, and finally in security at Assets Protection where he worked until this past June.

On June 22, 2002, he married the former Deborah Brown who survives.

Bump attended Liberty Baptist Church, Blanchard.

He was a member of the Lock Haven Moose, Sons of Italy, and the Jaycees where he served as a United States Ambassador. Bump was also a former member of the American Legion, VFW, 40 & 8, and the Castanea Fire Company.

Bump enjoying making meatballs at the Sons of Italy and often could be found volunteering at parties there.

A favorite time for him was working the pizza stand with the Jaycees at the Labor Day Regatta which he looked forward to every year.

Bump loved watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He also enjoyed shooting pool.

In addition to his wife, Deborah Brungard of Lock Haven, he is survived by his children: Chad Brungard of Milesburg, Dennis R. (Carla) Caprio, Jr. of Mackeyville, Rickie (Trish) Worden of Mackeyville, and Jaimi (Brad) Gaines of Howard; his grandchildren: Becca Brungard, Kyle Brown, Hunter Gaines, Kyra Caprio, Jade Confer, Haden Heichel, Mason Worden, and Austin Worden; and numerous great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Boomer” Brungard.

A Memorial Service for Bump will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 to help offset funeral expenses.

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


Posted: July 20, 2017

Thomas C. “Charley” Smith

Thomas C. “Charley” Smith, 66, of Houston Ave., Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Manor Care Health, Williamsport.

Born March 26, 1951 in Bloomsburg, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Mary R. (Wallis) Smith.

He was a 1968 graduate of Hughesville High School.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors while trout fishing and deer hunting.

Charley is survived by his sister:  Mamie Smith of Muncy; two step-brothers:  Frank Dyer of Watsontown, Roy Dyer of Milton; one step-sister:  Marie Scholl of Milton, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallis James and Donald C. Smith and two step-brothers, Myron and Raymond Dyer, and step-father, Walter Dyer.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 25, 2017

Russell J. Wirnsberger

Russell J. Wirnsberger, 79, of Lewisburg died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.

He was born on August 31, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI and was the son of the late Joseph E. and Shirley (Paska) Wirnsberger.

On March 18, 1961 Russell married the former Rita M. (Jazwiecki), who survives, and they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this year.

Russell was a graduate of the Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI Class of 1955. He went on and obtained his bachelor’s degree from UW – LaCrosse Class of 1959. After several years Russell finally earned his master’s in administration from U.W. – Milwaukee Class of 1979. Russell worked as a teacher/coach and retired from Greer, S.C. in 1990.

He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Greer, SC, a Mason as a Grand Master and was involved with the fellowship of Christian athletes. Russell enjoyed golfing, reading, collecting books, model railroading and was a avid Wisconsin sports fan especially the Packers.

In addition to his wife, Rita Russell is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law; John R. and Jeri Wirnsberger of Panama City, FL, David E. and Sharon Wirnsberger of Taylors, SC and Daniel J. and Dana Wirnsberger of Lewisburg, four daughters and two sons-in-law; Deborah A. Blancarte of Overland Park, KS, Susan F. and James Earle of Montclair, NJ, Mary S. Dartez of Lafayette, LA and Rebecca J. and Timothy Hoch of Charlotte, NC., 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Russell was preceded in death by one brother; Thomas E. Wirnsberger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rita M. Wirnsberger at 340 JPM Road, Apt 108, Lewisburg, PA 17837 to help offset funeral costs.

Services for Russell will be held privately at the convenience to the family at a later date. Arrangements for Russell are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: July 25, 2017




Leona Mae Sabo

Leona Mae Sabo, 91, of Williamsport, passed away at UPMC Susquehanna on Wednesday July 19, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport on Feb. 10, 1926, a daughter of Samuel S. and Elsie Mae Williams.

Leona was a member of Pine St. United Methodist Church, and had been employed at the former GTE Sylvania in Montoursville, in addition she had worked as a crossing guard for WASD and as a Tax Assessor.

She and her husband, Francis J. Sabo were married July 21, 1951, he preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1988.

Surviving are her children, Francis J. Sabo V (Camille), Melody S. Miller (Dennis), Christopher P. Sabo (Robin); 11 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy A. Ogden.

In addition to her parents and husband; 12 siblings, Morgan T., Estella R. Jones, Hugh R., Betty J. Raper, Sarah L. Garner, Samuel S., Grace E. Revak, Mary Lou E. Laurenson, Elsie E. Brion, Harry W., Rhoda G. Williams and Phillip N. all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday July 21, 2017, at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22,, 2017 with the Rev. Doug. Eberly officiating followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: July 20, 2017

Robert A. Carothers

Robert A. Carothers, 87, formerly of Williamsport went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, WV.

Born October 31, 1929 in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late LeRoy I. and Catherine E. Wetzel Carothers.

Robert was a 1949 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by Mid Penn Magazine and Roadway Express.

Robert was a veteran of U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and belonged to the Scott Key Campers of Frederick, MD. Robert was also field director of Family Campers and RV.

Surviving is his daughter, Michelle Caruso of Mechanicsburg, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister Lorraine Fisher and two brothers Richard and Edward Carothers.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia (Beaghan) Carothers, and two daughters, Robin Hetrick and Tammy Sottile.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday July 29, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. The family will receive friend from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 20, 2017

Joseph E. Mazzante

Joseph E. Mazzante, 59, of Montoursville, died July 18, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna surrounded by his loving family who never left his side. He was born April 28, 1958 in Williamsport, the son of the late Louis J., Jr. and Eleanor C. (Cillo) Mazzante.

He was the owner of Mazzante Disposal, which will continue to be operated by the family, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, enjoyed sports, especially the New York Yankees and his family. He was a fine and generous man who was loyal to his family and friends. His benevolence was extended to many on his routes and we thank them for their patronage. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Susan E. Hornberger; three daughters, Erica E. (Steve) Rupp of Loyalsock Twp., Katlyn N. Mazzante of Montoursville, and Alexis Jo Mazzante at home; two brothers, John R. (Valerie) Mazzante of Montoursville and Louis J., III (Julia) Mazzante of Montoursville; a sister, Marilouise (Michael) Mazzante; five nephews, five nieces, a great-nephew, and a great-niece.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 noon, Monday, July 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends will be received from 5 – 7 p.m., Sunday, July 23 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to L.C.C.C.S., The Children’s Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 20, 2017




Harry E. Herman

Harry E. Herman, 83, formerly of Howard passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on September 6, 1933 in Loganton, he was the son of the late Harry Albert and Lillian Greene Herman.

Harry was a Veteran, having served during the Korean War.

In 1974, he married the love of his life, the former Alice Yocum, with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage.

Harry was employed by Piper Aircraft until its closing and then at Dan’s Garage.

He was an avid fisherman, traveling to various fishing spots including Canada and the ocean to deep sea fish.

Together with his wife, Harry enjoyed camping and spending many winters in Florida.

Surviving is a niece, JoAnn Reeder, and a nephew, Harry Kramer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Kramer.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Ben LeClair officiating.

Memorial contributions in Harry’s name may be made to either the American Heart Association or Nightengales Personal Care Home through the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 18, 2017

Marvin G. Elliott

Marvin G. Elliott, 80, of Third Street, Watsontown, went to be with his God on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Watsontown Health and Rehab.

Born May 27, 1937 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Gerald L. "Sam" and Dorothy P. (Black) Elliott.  On November 10, 1956 he married the former Shirley M. Ketchum and they have celebrated 60 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Watsontown High School and had worked at Paulson Wirerope Corp. of Sunbury for 36 years earlier in life and then pursued a career in real estate with Century 21 C& K Realty of Milton for 18 years.

He was a “Mr. Fix-it” kind of guy and could fix and install most anything that came his way.  He enjoyed NASCAR and football and tinkering in his pool, and he could be found many sunny afternoons floating on his raft.

Surviving besides his wife are three children:  Deborah Elliott, Watsontown; Jeff Elliott and his partner Ricardo Dalby of Tampa, FL; and Stacy Elliott, Watsontown; a brother, Wilbur H. (Carol) Elliott, Watsontown; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service Thursday at 11:00 AM at the Watsontown Cemetery where the Rev. Ryan T. Krauss of Watsontown United Methodist Church will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society Central Susquehanna Unit, 57 Reitz Blvd, Suite 102, Lewisburg, PA 17837.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 19, 2017

Helen L. Ulmer

Helen L. Ulmer died peacefully in her sleep July 18, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 9, 1920 in Rose Valley, the daughter of the late Lawrence S. and Pearl A. (Heim) Bower.

She married Elwood F. Ulmer on Nov. 1, 1941 and they celebrated 55 years of marriage until his passing on Apr. 11, 1997. She and her husband owned and operated the family dairy farm in Rose Valley.

She enjoyed baking, canning, working puzzle books, and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Rose Valley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, played piano, and baked the best cookies in the county for the Bible school kids. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Blooming Grove Historical Society.

She is survived by her children. Randall (Jeanne) Ulmer, Jeanetta Ulmer, and Carol Ulmer, daughter-in-law, Barbara Ulmer all of Trout Run; sister, Aletha Wright; sister-in-law, JoAnne Bower; grandchildren, Ronald Ulmer, Jr., Susan (Matt) Bower, Douglas (Tammy) Ulmer, and Meredith (Dan) Dawes, and great-grandchildren, April Ulmer, Jakob Bower, Chase Bower, Reagan Ulmer, and Nathan Ulmer.

She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Ulmer, Sr.; a daughter, Saundra Ulmer; a brother, John Bower, and two sisters, Eleanor Kepner and Ruth Monse.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 22 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Ellie Benna officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery. A viewing will be held for family and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Susquehanna Home Hospice for the care they provided for the last two years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rose Valley United Methodist Church, 5121 Rose Valley Rd., Trout Run, PA 17771 or UPMC Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 19, 2017




Jody M. Killinger

Jody M. Killinger, 44, of Woolrich passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born on January 5, 1973 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Edward W. and Sharon Wagner Conklin.

She was a 1993 graduate of Lock Haven High School and then went on to earn several degrees.

On September 20, 2002, Jody married Scott Killinger who survives.
Over the years, she was employed by Lock Haven Hospital as a nursing assistant and then as a nurse for Dr. Keith Adam and Dr. Chapla. Jody most recently took on the role of caring for her daughters full-time, including being their learning coach.

Jody loved cryptozoology, anything paranormal, fishing, taking walks, and playing games with her friends via her computer.

Most important to her were her daughters who took priority over everything else.

Surviving is her husband, Scott Killinger of Woolrich; her two daughters, Emma Ann and Johnnie Marie, both of Woolrich; her mother, Sharon Conklin of Woolrich; her mother and father-in-law, Relda and James Kinley of Beech Creek; two uncles, John (Tina) Wagner of Pine Creek and Tim (Ellen) Wagner of New York; an aunt, Patricia (Rick) Day of Cogan Station; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of 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: July 17, 2017

Dorothy E. Keller

Dorothy E. Keller, 86, of Montoursville, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 8, 1930 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Edna S. (Miller) Gordner.

Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, canning, and listening to country music. She also loved square dancing and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie D. (James) Keller-Reeder of Montoursville, and Carolyn J. Keller of Watsontown; a son, William H. Sr. (Bonnie) Green of Unityville; four brothers, Gilbert (Jean) Gordner of Turbotville, Larry (Audrey) Gordner of Sonestown, Dave Gordner of Muncy Valley, and Lonnie Gordner of Unityville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna L. Keller-Funk and Debbie M. Widell; and a brother, Richard Watts.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 18, 2017

Joyce Mary Ward

Joyce Mary Ward, 79, died peacefully on July 16, 2017, at the Gate House.

Joyce was born on June 18, 1938, in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Louise Hamilton. In 1956, Joyce married Dean Larue Ward and lived in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania. They eventually relocated to Mansfield, Pennsylvania and raised their 4 sons. In addition to raising their 4 children, Joyce was active with her church. Joyce enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.

Joyce is survived by her brother, Steve; and sisters, Alberta and Barbara; sons, Randy Dean Ward, of Rittman, Ohio, Daniel Ward (Jill), of Montgomery, Dale Ward (Lisa), of Frederick, Colorado, and Michael Ward (Kathy), of Dover, Pa.; 6 grandchildren, 8 great- grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.

Visitation and services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home at 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on July 19th. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service starting at 1 p.m. Immediately following the service, interment will be at the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: July 18, 2017




Patrick James Rafferty

Surrounded by the love of his family, Patrick James Rafferty, 58, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 after a brief illness.

Born in Williamsport on February 24, 1959, he was the son of the late Daniel W. and the late Kathleen Griffin Rafferty. He was a graduate of the former Stevens Middle School and Williamsport Area High School, He was a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, now St. Joseph the Worker parish in Williamsport.

Over his lifetime he was employed at Dice Surgical Supply, Lowe's and as a courier for a local law firm. Most recently he worked along side family at Rivals.

He was widely appreciated for his joke-telling and his warm, friendly manner. He never met anyone he didn't like and was aptly described as the "sweetest soul who ever walked the earth." He spent many years taking wonderful care of his mother after the passing of his father. He enjoyed wearing snappy clothes and a splash of great cologne. He really loved muscle cars, especially his candy apple red 1978 Dodge Magnum with its pipes roaring and radio blaring. He loved disco dancing and the company of friends and family. He was especially fond of his nephews and nieces — Ryan, Brennan and Reagan Rafferty, Sharon Rafferty Nevill, Meghan Rafferty Mercaldo, Kassy Rafferty Flock, Tessie and Dan Rafferty, Alicia Eisner Ball and Joel Eisner, as well as numerous cousins, grandnephews and grandnieces.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Dennis J. Rafferty.

He is survived by his life partner Tom Baier, of Williamsport, a sister, Janet L. Eisner (Steve Eisner), of Marlton, NJ and two brothers, Michael R. Rafferty (Patricia Roth), Daniel T. Rafferty (Bill Wallick) of Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in his honor Saturday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the church, 700 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the church portico.

The family will provide the flowers. In light of his life-long love of animals, donations can be made in Patrick's name to the Lycoming County SPCA. If you would like to share any photos of Patrick, please email them to vannuccifoto@gmail.com.


Posted: July 17, 2017

William H. Sober

William H. Sober, Sr., 87, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  He was born June 23, 1930, a son of the William Bright and Dorothy A. Bower Sober.

He retired from the Purolator Courier Co. in 1991 and was a member of Dietrick Lamade Masonic Lodge #755 in Williamsport; the Williamsport Scottish Rite, Zafar Grotto in South Williamsport where he was a Past Monarch serving in 1999.

He had a large license plate collection; collected various cardinal and lighthouse knick knacks, and had a number of flags.  Patriotic minded, he had a full size wooden cannon he built that could be setup and taken apart for various patriotic day displays.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 66 years, the former Edythe R. Heinlen; a daughter, Elaine Fay Sober, granddaughter, Shannon M. Sober, and brothers, Donald E., Charles L. Paul G., Sober.

William is survived by four sons, William H. Sober, Jr. of Williamsport, Charles L. Sober of Williamsport, Robert A. Sober of Linden and Edward L. Sober of Ashland City, Tenn.; two daughters, Karen (Jim) Fink of Montoursville and Lynda (Jim) Snyder of Watsontown; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and two brothers, Jack (Connie) Sober of Catasauqua, and Harry (Barb) Sober of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Spitler funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating.  Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  A viewing for family and friends will be held from 10 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 9:45 a.m.


Posted: July 17, 2017

Paul I. Overdorf Sr.

Paul I. Overdorf Sr., 92, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at UPMC- Susquehanna Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 plus years, Mary Ann (Runkle) Overdorf.

Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Mackeyville, he was a son of the late Percy N. and May E. (Barnard) Overdorf.

Paul was an Army Veteran serving during World War II. After his service in the military, he was employed with the former Stroehmann Bakeries for 35 years. He began working for Frosty Stroehmann and was on a first name basis with the Stroehmann family. While working there he did various jobs including roll baking and was a supervisor. Paul retired from K-Mart after 27 years of service.

He attended the Salvation Army for many years. He had over 10,000 hours of volunteering with the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary and also volunteered at ManorCare Health Services South. Paul enjoyed putting things together, including model cars that he turned into lamps, tinkering and mowing the lawn.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Paul I. Overdorf Jr. (Miriam), of South River, N.J.; a daughter, Paulette L. Rebstock (Raymond), of Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Katherine, Karen, Timothy and Christopher; five great-grandchildren; and friend and companion, Erma E. Hutchison, of Williamsport.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lee Overdorf.

A memorial service to honor the life of Paul will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

Burial will be held private in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701. 
   
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 17, 2017




Jean Lorraine McDermott

Jean Lorraine McDermott, 83, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 10, 1934 in Flint, MI, she was a daughter of Ralph and Rhea (Pease) Killing and one of nine children.

Jean was a 1952 graduate of Harbor Beach High School in Michigan. She was a loving mother and homemaker and retired from Wal-Mart in 2004. She was a member of the former Ascension Church and a current member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Jean enjoyed playing bingo and going on casino trips with her friends.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years John M. McDermott, whom she married February 27, 1954, five children John P. McDermott (Cindy) of Williamsport, Mary Ann Johnson (Steve) of Montoursville, Kenneth J. McDermott (Diane) of Cogan Station, Michael C. McDermott (Michelle) of Trout Run, and Lori J. Rhone (Brad) of Cogan Station, 17 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9-9:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 19 in the portico at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brian VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial donations in Jean’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017

Barbara Jean Higgins Bartunek

Barbara Jean Higgins Bartunek, formerly of Monroe, NJ, passed away on July 12, 2017 in Williamsport, PA, after a short illness.

Born February 4, 1946, she was a 1964 graduate of New Brunswick High School. She was preceded in death by her parents Vernon VanDoren Higgins and the former Beatrice Harris, her husband Robert Bartunek, and a son Charles David Hardy.

She is survived by her daughter, Christy Jean (Wilbur) Shaner of Hughesville; sisters Gail Orban (Joseph Krzaczkowski) of Milltown, NJ, Diane (George) Rademacher of Neptune, NJ; her beloved aunt Jean Drella of Somerset, NJ; her granddaughters Melissa (Justin) Hoffman, with whom she resided, Dominque Hardy, Courtney Oldweiler; grandsons Joshua McIntyre, Timothy Oldweiler; and two great grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Hoffman.

Barbara’s final act was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

In keeping with Barbara's wishes, services will private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at; www.stjude.org/Donate.

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

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


Posted: July 17, 2017

Shirley M. (Schodt) Litzelman

Shirley M. (Schodt) Litzelman, 80, of Trout Run, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home.

She was married to Daniel L. Litzelman, who survives, on June 3, 1955. They have shared 62 years as husband and wife.

Shirley was born on November 13, 1936 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Harry and Edith M. (Moon) Schodt. She had worked at Weldon’s Garments from 1954 – 1956, Cobbles Shoes and then Home Health of Williamsport, retiring in 1997. She was Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Arnot Sportsman’s Club, enjoyed watching Penn State Football, fishing, hunting, cooking, baking and canning, but most of all, loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Daniel, she is survived by four daughters; Susan M. Woodson (William) of Roseburg, OR, Linda K. Litzelman of Cogan Station, Tammie A. Evans (Lee) of Elimsport and Lori Lee Sherant (Raymond) of Arnot, eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, two brothers; Roland Schodt of Bodines and Harry Schodt, Jr. (Freda) of Trout Run and one sister; Amelia Moyer of Cogan Station. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Ann May Kissel and Beverly Holdren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 17, 2017




Karen Elaine Dietrick

Karen Elaine Dietrick, 50, of Montoursville and formerly of Somerville, MA, passed away on July 11, 2017 at home following a brave two year battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1967 in Williamsport, the daughter of Douglas A. and Kay E. (Gilbert) Dietrick.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister, Deborah R. Dietrick; a brother, Michael A. (Michelle) Dietrick; four nephews, and canine companions, Dahlia and Django as well as feline friends.

She was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents; her uncle Donald Dietrick and aunt Patricia Stopper Gilbert.

Karen touched and improved many lives in her years working as a speech pathologist. She lived by the mantra “give everything, but up” both in her work and her life.

She was a graduate of Montoursville Area High in 1985. After high school she attended Edinboro University where she received her Master’s Degree. While in school, Karen excelled in the creative arts to include being cast in a number of plays and learning the art of loom weaving. She would continue to have a love of the arts through the years. Karen enjoyed gardening, music, literary, artistic pursuits, and spending time with nature and with friends.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends and family will be received on Tuesday from 5 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: July 13, 2017

Edward Kulp

Edward Kulp, 67, of Trout Run died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at his residence.

Born September 4, 1949 in Trout Run, he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Margaret E. Blair Kulp.

Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated his own recycling business. Edward’s hobby was restoring antique cars. He liked racing especially NASCAR, dirt track and Formula One. Edward loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, the former Janet Vining, siblings, James (Ann) Kulp of Williamsport, Robert (Jennie) Kulp of Trout Run, Shirley (Edmond) Regal of Williamsport, Allen (Cheryl) Kulp of Cogan Station, Ruth (Mark) Stiner of South Williamsport, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017

R. Paul Hockman

R. Paul Hockman, 92, of Williamsport died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 13, 1924 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Frank H. and Ethel R Wagner Hockman.

Paul graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942 and Lycoming College in 1962 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific Theater.

Paul retired from the PA Bureau of Employment Security after 24 years of service.

Paul’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed helping out at Slingerland Landscaping. Paul was a former member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth L. (Smith) Hockman, two daughters, Beth A. (Tim) Schoener and Patricia J. (R. D.) Slingerland, both of Williamsport, four grandchildren; Matthew (Tanya) Slingerland, Melissa (Travis) Ward, Kate (Joe) Marcus and Abby (Ashlin) Hollinger, seven great grandchildren, a brother James F. Hockman of Chalfont and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Ethel Jeanne Hockman in 1923.

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

Memorial contributions on Paul’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.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 17, 2017




Peggy A. Stugart

Peggy A. Stugart, 86, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born January 16, 1931 in Nordmont, she was a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Martha E. (Laird) Foust. Her husband of 60 years, Jay B. Stugart, preceded her in death on January 30, 2011.

Peggy retired from the former Schnadig Furniture, Montoursville. She was an avid Bingo player who enjoyed baking, cooking and canning. She also loved flower gardening, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Surviving are three sons, James B. (Lynn) Stugart of Muncy, Michael J. Stugart of Muncy, and Dale E. (Elaine) Stugart of Unityville; three sisters, June Lowe of Muncy, Patty Foust of Nordmont, and Fern Foust of Nordmont; a brother, James Foust of Nordmont; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Elery E. Phillips of Muncy.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Wayne A. Stugart; a daughter, Connie A. Phillips; two brothers, Stewart and William Foust; and two sisters, Blanche Crawford and Ruth Kepner.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 13, 2017

Jerry L. Gross

Jerry L. Gross, 70, a resident of Susque View Home, Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Born in Williamsport on January 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Betty M. Anderson Gross.

He was employed by Hope Enterprise and later worked alongside his father for the City of Williamsport.

Jerry enjoyed word searches, DC puzzles, and reading.

He was a caring brother to his sister, Susan Gross, who survives in Williamsport.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

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


Posted: July 13, 2017

Eileen D. Dickey

Eileen D. Dickey, 87, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock.

Born July 25, 1929, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late H. Hess and Marion K. (Gallagher) Decker.

Eileen was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked in retail for over 50 years at Youngland’s, Brozman’s, and Hess’s.

She was a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She loved reading and doing cross word puzzles.

Surviving is her daughter, Sharon L. Henry, of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Marlin, and George Decker; and three sisters, Elizabeth Seymour, M. Joann Decker, and M. Jeanne Linn.

A private graveside service to honor the life of Eileen will be held at the convenience of the family in Brick Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Eileen’s name to AristaCare at Loyalsock c/o Maple Court Resident Activity, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneraHome.com.


Posted: July 13, 2017




Paul I. Overdorf, Sr.

Paul I. Overdorf, Sr., 92, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at UPMC- Susquehanna Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 plus years, Mary Ann (Runkle) Overdorf.

Born August 6, 1924, in Mackeyville, he was a son of the late Percy N. and May E. (Barnard) Overdorf.

Paul was a World War II Army Veteran serving during World War II. After his service in the military he was employed with the former Stroehmann Bakeries for 35 years. He began working for Frosty Stroehmann and was on a first name bases with the Stroehmann family. While working there he did various jobs including roll baking and was a supervisor. Paul retired from K-Mart after 27 years of service.

He attended the Salvation Army for many years. He had over 10,000 hours of volunteering with the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary and also volunteered at ManorCare Health Services South. Paul enjoyed putting things together, including model cars that he turned into lamps, tinkering, and mowing the lawn.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Paul I. Overdorf, Jr. (Miriam), of South River, NJ, a daughter, Paulette L. Rebstock (Raymond), of Canton, OH, four grandchildren, Katherine, Karen, Timothy, and Christopher, five great-grandchildren, and friend and companion, Erma E. Hutchison, of Williamsport.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lee Overdorf.

A memorial service to honor the life of Paul will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Salvation Army, 457 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Burial will be held private in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Salvation Army, 457 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 12, 2017

Alice B. Montis

Alice B. Montis, 88, of Loyalsock twp. entered the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home fulfilling God’s promise of everlasting life with her husband, daughters and granddaughter Kristen by her side. She was born December 18, 1928 in Cressly, CA a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Bettencourt DeSalles.

Alice worked as an administrative secretary to Sister Patricia at Divine Providence Hospital and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church where she served many years as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a cooking school instructor and owner of Alices’s Kitchen Shoppe.

Alice married the love of her life, Richard E. Montis with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, David P. (Candy) of Williamsport, John G.(Sherry) of Gurham and Donald L. (Ellen) of Williamsport; daughters, Deborah A. (Robert) Slothus of Williamsport and Deanna M. (Kim) Golden of Cave Creek, AZ; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017
at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Monsignor Stephen D. McGough officiating. Interment will be private in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 12, 2017

Harold M. Mosteller, Jr.

Harold M. Mosteller, Jr.,91, known as Pappy or Dad to all, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at AristaCare of Loyalsock. He was born May 24, 1926 in Eldred Twp. a son of Harold M. Sr. and M. Edna Scaife Mosteller.

Harold farmed in Eldred Twp. his entire life, worked the family stand in the former Growers Market and had retired from Forklifts, Inc. He was a member of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and President of the Quaker Hill Cemetery. He was Treasurer of Northeast Tractor Pull Association and a member of the Trout Run Antique Tractor Association. He was a member of the former Emmanuel Lutheran Church and a current member of the St. James Lutheran Church. He voted for 50 straight years and was a member of the Lycoming Co. Voter Hall of Fame. He cherished family time, the more kids around him the better.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, the former Frances A. Cochran and brother David.

He is survived by his sons, James (Jeanne) McElheny of Williamsport, Donald (Emily) McElheny of Picture Rocks, and Harold M. (Carrie) Mosteller, III; daughters, Tammy (Michael) Deaver and Lori (Dennis) Morse, both of Cogan Station; sisters, Hannah (Lee) Mentzer of Mechanicsburg and Emily (Tom) McCall of Fairport, NY; 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Beverly D. Cotner and Rev. Roger Mentzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Quaker Hill Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to to the St. James Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 577, Muncy, PA 17756.


Posted: July 13, 2017




Rodney E. Hearn

Rodney E. Hearn, 58, of Muncy, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born January 28, 1959 in Bellefonte, he was a son of Roger and the late Shirley (Wagner) Hearn. He married the former Crystal L. Laidacker, and together they celebrated 35 years of marriage.

Rodney worked as a mason. He was an avid Penn State and Steeler fan. Rodney also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by a daughter: Janele (Chuck) McKeta of Muncy; a son, Daniel (Devon) Hearn of Millville; a sister, Diane McAlister; six brothers Robert, Russell, Robin, Richard, Todd, and Brad Hearn; a grandson, Dalton Spring; and a granddaughter, Alexis McKeta.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017

Cynthia Mae Williams

Cynthia Mae Williams, 78, of Williamsport passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, July 7, 2017, encircled by her loved ones. She was born in Jersey Shore, PA, on May 6, 1939, beloved daughter of Thomas and Mary Kay Smith Diggs. 

Cynthia was married for 25 years to John Williams, who went home to rest on January 27, 1986. She was a dedicated employee for many years at both Sylvania and Shop-Vac, retiring in 2001.  Formerly a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Williamsport, Cynthia faithfully served her Lord through her kind words, thoughtful mentoring, and willingness to listen and provide comfort to family and friends in need .  She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting, donating her creations to the less fortunate.  She also enjoyed watching tennis and solving crossword puzzles and word games.  Cynthia was the true Matriarch of her family always more than willing to council, advise, and encourage.

Cynthia is survived by her sister, Florence Brown, of Houston, TX, and her brother, Maurice Diggs and his wife, Leigh, of Silver Springs, MD, a brother in law, Jack Grimes and his wife, Velna of Williamsport. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by her son, Mark Williams, and daughter, Jocelyn Williams, both of Williamsport, and daughter, Lisa Rae Johnson and son-in-law, Tony, of Milton, PA; nieces (raised like daughters), Cherie Young of Linden, NJ, and Leslie Strothers of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren:  Kalisha, Anthony, and Diandre Williams; Kenez Braggs, Allison Worthy Powell, Dana Jo Wong, Kayvon Wilson, Derek Williams, and Dupre and Christine Johnson; along with a host of great and great-great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her son, Anthony “Cato” Williams, and two sisters, Mary Ann Jackson and Marsha Grimes.

 Cynthia’s Life Tribute will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport at 10 AM.  Public visitation will be at the Funeral Home from 9 – 10 AM, prior to the service.  Interment will be private at for the family at 11 AM at Green Lawn Cemetery, and a repast will be held at 12:30 PM at her daughter and son-in-law’s home at 1016 North Front Street, Milton, PA.  

To leave your fondest memories or condolences please visit www.jamesmaneval.com.


Posted: July 12, 2017

Linda K. Prince

Linda K. Prince, 69, of Muncy died Tuesday July 11, 2017 at her home.

She was born March 4, 1948, in Williamsport a daughter of the late Leroy and Virginia (Adams) Fornwalt.

Linda worked for the former Lending Textile Co. She enjoyed fishing, playing softball earlier in life and spending time with her family.

Linda is survived by six children, Charles (Angela Lambert) Prince Jr, Mansfield, Lori (Kevin) Weaver, Muncy, Michael (Michelle) Prince, West Lafayette, IN, Jamie(Bonnie Kane) Prince, Williamsport, Scott A. Prince Sr, Williamsport and Jennifer (Darrel) Shoemaker, Muncy; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three sisters, Sandy (John) Young, Cogan Station, Doris (William) Ashton, South Williamsport and Candice (Scott) Jensen, Williamsport.

Linda was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Nicholas Scott Weaver and Connor William Prince and a brother Leroy Fornwalt, Jr.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. The family is being served by Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

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Posted: July 12, 2017





Aleda Marie Sides

Aleda Marie Sides, of Loyalsock township, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 26, 1925 in Williamsport, Pa. A daughter of Joseph and Bessie Kragle Braunbeck.

Aleda was predeceased by her parents, her husband Donald O. Sides, daughter Donna Sitler, sister Dorothy Haug, brother Glenn Braunbeck and her great-grandson Chase McKissick.

Aleda was a graduate of Williamsport High School and of Philadelphia licensed practical nursing school. She was a part time employee at Faxon cleaners for many years. Aleda attended Pine Street United Methodist church. She planted the seed of faith in all of her family. Aleda lived a life of strong faith and caring and always found the positive in every situation.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith (Arthur) Thompson of Williamsport and Virla (George) Ocker of Montoursville; grandchildren Donald West, Deborah McKissick, Bryon Sitler, Brenda Gregerson, Tami Young and twelve great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 am Thursday July 13, 2017 at The Spitler funeral home 733 Broad Street Montoursville. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10-11:00 am at the funeral home.

A special thank you to the entire staff at Arista Care of Loyalsock who provided comfort and loving care in Aleda's final days. Memorial donations can be made in Aleda's honor to North Central Sight Services 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, Pa.


Posted: July 11, 2017

Joanne L. Aderhold

Joanne L. Aderhold, 66, of Watsontown, passed away July 10, with her loving family by her side, after her two year courageous battle with colorectal cancer.

Born April 3, 1951 in Muncy, she is the daughter of Claude M. and Catharine E. (Long) Miller, of Muncy. Joanne was a 1969 graduate of Muncy High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institute, Muncy. Prior to that, she was employed for several years at the former Sprout Waldron, Muncy. Joanne cherished her grandchildren, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed decorating her home for all holidays and was known for her delicious pies and cookies. She loved all animals and leaves behind her faithful dogs Annabelle and Bailey.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Julie A. Aderhold of Watsontown; a son, Jeffrey C. Aderhold of Hughesville; two sisters, Julie M. (Terry) Roller of Muncy, Lori S. Miller of Muncy; a brother: Gregory C. (Brenda) Miller of Watsontown; three grandchildren, Katelyn Lindauer, Chase Aderhold, Mason Lindauer; and two nephews, Gregory Miller, Jr., and Seth Roller.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Daniel P. Landin officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joanne’s name to Your Local SPCA or to Haven to Home Canine Rescue, 625 Hillside Drive, Berwick, PA 18603.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017

Florence K. Rider

Florence K. Rider, 101, of Hughesville and formerly of Eagles Mere, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Muncy Skilled Nursing Unit, after a short illness.

Born May 1, 1916, she was a daughter of the late George Walter and Jessie M. (Phillips) Kiess. She married the late Harold C. Rider Sr, who preceded her in death on February 25, 1995.

Florence worked at Glamorize in Muncy and the Laporte Medical Center, along with housekeeping for many Eagles Mere summer residents.

Florence was honored with an article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette recently for the many years of making palm crosses which she donated to area churches and nursing homes.

She is survived by three sons, Harold Rider Jr, John E. (DeAnne) Rider, and Gary Rider all of Eagles Mere; two daughters, Shirley M. Gross of Pleasant Gap and Dorothy M. (Jack) Smith of Hughesville; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death a son, Carl L. Rider; a daughter, Donna Lockhart; daughters-in-laws, Marion J. Rider and Carolyn Rider; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Thomas M. Brokaw and Joani Yagel co-officiating. Burial will be held privately at Eagles Mere Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 N. Third St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: July 11, 2017




Julia E. Meehan

Julia E. Meehan, 66, of Watsontown, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at The Gatehouse, Williamsport, surrounded by her family after a 2 ½ year courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 15, 1951 in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Emma K. (Travelpiece) Brouse, Sr. On August 3, 1973 she married Gary D. Meehan, Sr. and they would have celebrated 44 years of marriage next month.

Julia retired from Kellogg’s, Muncy, where she had been employed 25 years.

She enjoyed working in her yard at home and was an avid sports fan, especially with Penn State. She loved times spent with her grandchildren and loved watching them in their various sports activities.

Surviving besides her husband are three children: Rae M. Way, of Turbotville; Bobbie J. Hummer and her companion Gerald Gilsky, Turbotville; and Gary D. Meehan, Jr. and his wife Jody, Watsontown; five grandchildren: Nathan, Kristen, Denae, Tyler, Shaelyn, and Peyton; two great-granddaughters, Kilynn and Maura; one great-grandson, Phoenix; two brothers: Paul A. (Peggy) Brouse, Jr., Manassas, VA; and Kenneth R. (Christy) Brouse, Lewisburg; two sisters: Vondell L. (Charles) Barlett, Watsontown and RoxAnn Derr and companion Shawn Hess, Turbotville.

Preceding her in death besides her parents were two sisters, Virginia D. Hower and WandaLou Brouse; and her grandparents, Edward and Eva (Kirkner) Brouse and Hurley and Julia (Reese) Travelpiece.

Friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 12:00 Noon on Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest contributions in Julia’s memory may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: July 11, 2017

Wayne A. Dangle

Wayne A. Dangle, 67, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017, at his home. Surviving is his wife, Patricia A. (Shurer) Dangle, with whom they were married June 10, 2017.

Born Aug. 12, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Earl James and Betty Jane (Fink) Dangle.

Wayne was a 1967 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School where he was active in football, wrestling, tennis, track and baseball and a 1971 graduate of Juniata College. He received a bachelor of science degree from Williamsport’s Hospital School of Medical Technology, also received a degree as a medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist, and later his master’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of South Carolina. Throughout his college career he continued to be active in wresting and cross country running.

He began working at Williamsport Hospital as a third shift technologist, then went to Jersey Shore Hospital as laboratory manager and worked his way into other responsibilities such as, risk management and director of safety. He was then director of marketing and development for Muncy Valley Hospital. Following his employment at Muncy Valley Hospital he was the general manager, president, and owner of Brass Alignment, Inc. Brass Trailer Sales and partner and manager of Dangle Reality, LLC.

Wayne was a member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church. He served on the board at Muncy Valley Hospital as an associate member, Red Cross Blood Services Board, YMCA Board and on the Building and Grounds sub board, and Brass Alignment Inc. Board. He was a former member of the Pennsylvania Association for Health Risk Management and Administrative Association of Health Care Professionals.

He sponsored the Community Arts Center, James V. Brown Library and Community Theater League. Wayne was a member of a local masonic lodge F& A.M., Williamsport Consistory, Shriners, Zafar Grotto and the former Ross Club. Wayne was a supporter of the World Wild Life Foundation, Olympics Committee, The Humane Society, Lycoming SPCA, James V. Brown Library, Habitat for Humanity "Restore" Volunteer Donations, The Wilderness Society, Ducks Unlimited, Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company, National Parks, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Foundation, Arbor Day Foundation, Central PA Food Bank, Nature Conservation, Community Choir League and National Resource Defense Council.

Wayne enjoyed physical activity, such as yard work, carpentry, electrical, heating and plumbing. He previously owned 11 rental properties that he maintained. He was past president and member of the Lycoming Yacht Club and enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake and the Caribbean with family and friends. During the summer Wayne enjoyed water skiing in Canada at a cottage on Loon Lake and during the winter season he enjoyed skiing in Colorado, Europe and locally.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Jason Earl Dangle and his fiancee, Jessica Farace, of Virginia; a sister, Shirley Anderson (Sam), of California; two nephews, Scott (Robin) and Mark Anderson and a grand-niece, Holly Anderson, all of California; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Shurer (Fabiola), of Washington.

A funeral service to honor the life of Wayne will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. 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 Wayne’s name to the Lycoming SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: July 11, 2017

Edythe F. Maggs

Edythe F. Maggs, 94, formerly of Hughes St., passed away at the Williamsport Home on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport, on Sept. 5, 1922, a daughter of Frank and Helen (Ross) Lutz.

Eddie was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Her husband of 54 years, Melvin E. Maggs Sr., died Sept. 19, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Melvin E. (Judith) Maggs Jr., of South Williamsport and Stephen R. Maggs, of Williamsport; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Bernadine and Monica Lutz; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents; husband; a son, David G. Maggs; a granddaughter; brothers, Harold and Joseph Lutz; and sisters, Gertrude Eberhart and Dorothy Brennan all preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Cemetery with her Pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

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Posted: July 11, 2017




Ray S. “Ted” Burrows

Ray S. “Ted” Burrows, 77, of Muncy, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport surrounded by his family.

Born January 17, 1940 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Sanford and Pauline (Conrad) Burrows. On August 26, 1971 he married the former Wilma Reese and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.

He was employed as a truck driver, retiring from Lucas Trucking in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR racing and going to the races at Selinsgrove. He enjoyed watching Little League baseball and Penn State Football but most precious to him was time spent with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by four sons: E. Burrows; J. Todd Burrows, Muncy; Danny R. Burrows, Williamsport; and Ted J. Burrows, Jersey Shore; three daughters: Amanda R. Buss, Muncy; Ashley N. Burrows, Montgomery; and Cathy Burrows, Hughesville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Barr, Watsontown.

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

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


Posted: July 7, 2017

Helen Marie Nicholas

Helen Marie Nicholas, 91, of Linden passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Myron (Nick) L. Nicholas on August 17, 2016.
 
Born in Old Lycoming Township on December 28, 1925, she was the only daughter of the late Claude A. and M. Ruth (Thomas) Pidcoe.
 
Helen attended Forest Glen Grade School. Due to her dad’s ill health, Helen quit school in the 8th grade and attended to duties on the farm and went to work at a young age to help out with financial obligations. Helen was a hard worker and was always willing to give and do for others and help in any situation where there was a need. She did not need to be asked to do and never expected any special recognition or thanks. Mom had a big heart and was truly a giver in so many ways.  
 
Helen was employed as a deli and bakery manager at the Home Dairy for 24 years. She retired from Hoyer’s Photo Supply in 1992 after 26 years of employment.  After her first retirement, Helen cleaned for many years, for Eleanor and Jack Whiting and their nephew Herb Poff, all while she was working as the janitor for the Linden Post Office.
 
She was a former member of Buchanan Baptist, and was an active member of Linden Presbyterian and Newberry Church of Christ. In 1986, she became a charter member of Independent Church of Christ, which was the forerunner of Garden View Church of Christ, where she was an active member and served as Deaconess for many years.
 
Helen enjoyed gardening, walking, knitting and crocheting. She especially valued spending time in her recliner or on her front porch, with her family and her adopted grand-pug Libby Lou, whom she loved dearly. In addition, she and Nick enjoyed their annual summer vacations at the Ladore Salvation Army Camp in Waymart.
 
Surviving is a daughter, Betty A. Nicholas (Bill Miller), and a son, Robert S. Nicholas, both of Linden and many cousins.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grand-pug Libby, brother-in-law Wilbur Nicholas and step brother/sister-in-law Virgil and Kathryn Nicholas, Uncle Louie and Aunt Hazel Thomas, and maternal grandmother Elizabeth Goetz.
 
A memorial service to honor the life of Helen will be held 12 noon, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Garden View Church of Christ, 1941 Princeton Ave. with her former pastor Major Marie Harris and current Pastor Marty Coffey, officiating. Burial will follow in Buchanan Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.
 
A thank you to our adopted family at the Williamsport Regional Healthcare System, as mom and dad were frequent fliers to the hospital and many doctor's offices.  They both received wonderful tender loving care from many and we all have experienced many miracles over the years. Also, a big thank you to Helen and Nick’s “adopted granddaughter” Heather Maday and Jason Dockey for allowing Libby to become a permanent part of mom and dad’s family. Libby Lou was truly their little lifeline and brought them many hours of joy and gave them complete self-worth over their retirement years.
 
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Garden View Church of Christ, care of the Baptistry Fund, 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 7, 2017

Kathryn M. Eck

Kathryn M. Eck, 91, passed away at Aristacare at Loyalsock on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Kathryn was born in Williamsport on Oct. 6, 1925, a daughter of Clarence A. and Leila Miller Saar.

She was a 1943 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Sears and Roebuck, following retirement she was an activity director and social worker at the Williamsport Home.

Kathryn was a member at St. Boniface Catholic Church and very active in the church, serving on the parish council and as a captain on the dining room committee. She was also Den Mother for the former Cub Scout Pack 35. Kathryn enjoyed art, music, poetry, reading, crossword puzzles, crafts, including, sketching and painting, her favorite sport was figure skating.

Her husband of 64 years, Joseph A. Eck, died Feb. 9, 2012.

Surviving are sons, Ronald J. (Sandra) Eck, of Montoursville; James M. (Helen Kraus) Eck, of Cherry Hill, NJ; grandchildren, Timothy, Bradley, Jeffrey, Ashley, Christopher, Kevin Eck and Valarie Long; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Reagan; siblings, Dorothy Roeckel, Leila Johns and Edward Saar.
In addition to her parents and husband, a brother, Clarence A. Saar, preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the church on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, Pa., on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn's name to St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: July 11, 2017




Caroline H. Burke

Caroline H. Burke, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born March 30, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Kelchner Sechrist.

She was preceded in death her husband Albert Burke in 2013, a brother Howard E. Sechrist and nephew David W. Sechrist.

Caroline is survived by her brother, Lawrence Sechrist, a nephew Jim (Deb) Sechrist of Ralston, great nephew Joseph Sechrist, great niece Brenda (Shane) Joralemon and three great nieces, Kayla, Tegan and Abby.

In keeping with Caroline’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: July 7, 2017

Anthony J. Caprio, III

Anthony J. Caprio, III, 64, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home.

Born in Lock Haven on April 18, 1953, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Elizabeth Malino Caprio, Jr.

Anthony went to grade school at Saint Agnes Catholic School before attending Lock Haven High School, graduating in 1972.

On November 18, 1972 at the Mill Hall Methodist Church he married the love of his life, the former Deborah Sweitzer, who survives.

Anthony was employed by Mill Hall Clay Products for 35 years and then Rav Co. for 7 years. He was known as a hard worker, never missing a day of work.

He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Anthony was a life member of the Sons of Italy and a member of the Castanea Fire Company.

He was a talented gardener, growing the best garlic in the area.

He also enjoyed playing pool on various leagues in Lock Haven and earned many trophies because of his good shot.

Most important to Anthony was the time that he spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Deborah Caprio of Lock Haven, he is survived by his son, Brian (Jodi) Caprio of Loganton; his daughter, Amy (Ashley) Caprio-Held of Loganton; a brother, James (JoAnn) DiBello of Philadelphia; a sister, Darla Caprio of Phildadelphia; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jo Ann Toner and Jerry Pedigree; a brother-in-law, Gary Sweitzer; three sisters-in-law, Kim (Steve) Parker, Dawn Sweitzer (Mike Burg), and Ashely (Bob) Narehood; five grandchildren: Brian, Jr. and Chelsea Caprio and Christina, Kaylie, and Lusian Kelchner; many nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Helen Sweitzer.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Private burial will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions in Anthony’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to assist with funeral expenses.

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


Posted: July 7, 2017

Pearl G. Hartman

Pearl G. Hartman, 103, of Williamsport went to be with her Lord, Thursday, July 6, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born April 3, 1914 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Ezra and Caroline (Ulmer) Waltz. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years R. Frank Hartman on June 17, 1986, and also a brother Ernest Waltz in 1990.

Pearl was a 1932 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a medical secretary at Dr. Gehron’s office and Dr. Yusai’s office for several years, and also worked at Jackson Elementary School. She was a member of the former Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Pearl enjoyed being part of the Newberry and Ravine Road Senior Citizen groups. She volunteered at the information desk at the Williamsport Hospital and was also part of the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.

Surviving are two sons; Fred L. (Ginny) Hartman of Linden, and Gary W. (Marlene) Hartman of Manheim; six grandchildren Cyndi (Dean) Burkholder, Crystal (Vince) Smith, Gina Ervin, Melissa Augistinie, Chad (Jennifer) Hartman, and Kyle (Dawn) Yorty; 12 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

A graveside service to honor the life of Pearl will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 10 at Wildwood Cemetery 91 Wildwood Blvd. Williamsport, with her great grandson Pastor Jared Burkholder officiating.

Memorial donations in Pearl’s name may be made to Bloomingrove Historical Society c/o Larry Waltz 138 Waltz Ave. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Anthony Baptist Church 4750 Quenshukeny Road Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 7, 2017




Ann L. Shink

Ann L. Shink, 79, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Born June 24, 1938 in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Ruth (Koons) Hawk.

Ann enjoyed playing board games and doing puzzles. She loved the color red, dogs, and her Lord.

Surviving is her husband of 56 years, David F. Shink of Williamsport; two daughters, Roxann (Harley) Freezer, of Cogan Station and Darlene (Jimmy) Hill of Clarkstown; three grandsons, who were her pride and joy, Jason Shink (Megan Cooney), Jordan Freezer, and Brandon Hill; a great-grandson, Lear Engel; and three sisters.

In addition to her parents Ann was preceded in death by eight siblings.

A memorial service to honor the life of Ann will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: July 6, 2017

Angeline (Anne) A. Stacey

Angeline (Anne) A. Stacey, 99, formerly of Peabody, MA passed Friday, June 30, 2017 peacefully at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.
Born January 14, 1918 in Hanson, MA, she was the daughter of Mary (Longo) and Emilio Iarrobino and wife of Franklin A. Stacey former owner of Stacey’s Shade Shop, Lynn, MA.

Ann Loved volunteering and before moving to Williamsport from Lynn, MA to be near her daughter she was a volunteer and Auxiliary member at the Union Hospital, for over 40 years, YWCA, Lynn Historical Society and Girl Scout Leader. Once in Williamsport, she became a volunteer at the former Sycamore Manor and Presbyterian Home and a member of the Women’s Club and Red Hat Society. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cooking, playing the piano, exercising and especially spending time with friends and family. She was a devoted mother and home maker.

Surviving are a daughter Carole J. Smith (Al) of Williamsport, a son Lee F. Stacey (Gretchen) of Maryland, two grandchildren, Devin Stacey and Caroline Stacey whom she adored, six nieces and nephews, Joe, Tommy, Rickie, Susan, Marion, and Elaine.

In keeping with her wishes a visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 12th at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry Street, Williamsport, with a church service honoring Anne’s life at 6 p.m. Burial will be Friday in Massachusetts.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Tufts Medical Center to support eye disease research, Johanna M. Seddon, MD, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 800 Washington Street, # 450, Boston, MA ,02111.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: July 6, 2017

Mattie L. Koser

Mattie L. Koser, 52, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born September 27, 1964 in Williamsport a daughter of Orvis A. and Barbara J. Schultz.

Mattie graduated from Loyalsock High School and had worked in the U.S. Postal Service. She enjoyed traveling, reading, family picnics, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and her nephew, Jamen Koser.

She is survived by her partner Donna Woodland; brother, Steven M. Koser of Williamsport; sister, Stephanie (Stephen) Smith of Williamsport; nephew Stephen K. (Renee) Smith: a great nephew Ryder W. Smith, and her cats, Lester and Lucy.

The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 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 Saturday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions be made to either the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to LAPPS, 195 Phillips Park Dr., South Williamsport, PA 17702.


Posted: July 6, 2017




Eugene L. “Nose” Ferrara

Eugene L. “Nose” Ferrara, 86, of Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on June 3, 1930 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Samuel Xavier and Genevieve Morasco Ferrara.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1950, Nose served in the United States Air Force for four years before transferring to the National Guard from which he retired.

He married the former Beverly Schiavo who preceded him in death on December 21, 1998.

Nose was employed by Piper Aircraft before working for Penn Dot until his retirement.

On July 2, 2005, he married the former Joy L. Russell who survives.

Nose was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church.

He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, Elks, and a former member of the Woodward Township Sewer Authority.

Nose was a life member of Hope Hose Fire Co. and served for 8 years as the Fire Chief for the City of Lock Haven. He was also a member of the Central District Fireman’s Association.

He served as the Past President of the Lockettes’ Parent Association and was a cook at Camp Cadet for many years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen Ferrara of Williamsport; two daughters, Debra (Michael) Morris Clover of Belleville, IL and Brenda Wilson of Lock Haven; two step-sons, Jerry Lee McGill and Denny L. McGill, Sr., both of McElhattan; a sister, Geraldine (Lewis) Summers of Lock Haven; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 6 sisters, including his twin sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven. Burial with Fireman’s and Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Nose’s name may be made to either Camp Cadet, Hope Hose Fire Company, or Susque View Home through the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 5, 2017

Linda L. Bryant

Linda L. Bryant, 67, of Loyalsock Twp., died at her residence on July3, 2017. She was born April 18, 1950 in Lock Haven, the daughter of William H., Sr. and Eleanor D. (Jeirles) McKissick.

Linda loved her family and children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul A. “Skip” Bryant, and three sisters, Augusta Crum, Shirley Vassallo, and Martha Smith.

Surviving are a son, Timothy B. Bryant of Williamsport; two brothers, William H. McKissick, Jr. of Williamsport and John R. (Carol) McKissick of South Williamsport; two sisters, Barbara A. (Jerry) Pacacha of Montoursville and Paulette (“Chip”) Lindemuth of Williamsport; two grandchildren, Mikayla Bryant and Dante Wright, and best friends, Sue, Maggs, and Linda.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 7 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Dan Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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


Posted: July 5, 2017

Eva Mae Thomas

Eva Mae Thomas, 99, a resident at Valley View Nursing Center, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the home. She was born January 27, 1918 in Williamsport the daughter of Earl and Carrie Shuman Klopp.

Eva worked at the former Ray-O-Vac. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the South Williamsport United Methodist Church.

Eva enjoyed gardening, animals, and her home in Fla.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra L. Trout of Montoursville; her grandchildren, Teri (Bill) Chambers, Lori (Joe) Dunne, Michael (Heather) Bennett, Blaine Trout, and Shawna (Josh) Shaheen, and seven great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2017 at Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: July 6, 2017




Thomas E. Mazzante

Thomas E. Mazzante, 53, of Williamsport, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at his home.

Born March 14, 1964 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late James R. and Joanne L. (Kimble) Mazzante.

Tom was a 1982 graduate of Williamsport High School and received a degree in diesel mechanics from Williamsport Area Community College. He was a great auto mechanic and loved restoring muscle cars and driving his 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda. Tom was a collector of HO model trains, enjoyed wood working, hanging out at his “Liver Rot “ and loved being with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife Shelley M. (Wright) Mazzante whom he married May 2, 1987, three children Seth T. Mazzante (Emmalee Williams and daughter Caydence), Amanda E. Groves (Brandon) of New Mexico, and Conner E. Mazzante of South Williamsport, sister Debora Leta (Mark) of Peru, NY, brother Rick Mazzante (Lisa) of Montoursville, brother-in-law Brad Wright of Montgomery, nieces and nephews Matthew, Ashley, Ricky, and Dalton.

A funeral service to honor the life of Tom will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Visitation will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary. Classic cars or motorcycles are requested to take Tom to his final resting place in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Tom’s name be made to the American Legion Riders Post 104 , 1312 Broad St. Montoursville, PA 17754 or Blue Star Mothers of America North Central PA Chapter 12 PO Box 851 Williamsport, PA 17703-0851.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 5, 2017

Robert L. Massetti, Sr.

Robert L. Massetti, Sr. 76, of Montoursville passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He and his wife the former Joyce Lodovici celebrated 57 years together.

He was born in Jessup and was the son of Louis and Anna Vispi Massetti.

Bob was a graduate of Jessup High School and Temple University School of Pharmacy. He and the late Donald Vannucci were owners of the former D. J. Vannucci Pharmacy. He was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Loyalsock Township Lions Club and the Sons of Italy. Bob assisted with Loyalsock Little League and was an Uncle for the Little League World Series.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son Robert (Patricia) L. Massetti, Jr. of Forrest Hill, MD; two daughters, Tammy (Michael) Worthington of Cogan Station, Kim Massetti of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Elena Massetti, Elizabeth Massetti, Eric Worthington, Daniel (Faith) Worthington; sister-in-law Jennie Massetti; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Arthur Massetti and a sister Mary Mazza.

A Mass of Christian Burial will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church with Reverend John J. Victoria officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7th at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport from 6 to 8:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to UPMC Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church 1225 Northway Rd., Williamsport, Pa 17701.


Posted: July 5, 2017

Edward J. Kaufman

Edward J. Kaufman, 80, of 266 Maddison Ave., Montoursville, entered heaven at the Williamsport Home following a brief illness. He and his wife the former Connie J. Snyder were married on January 11, 1957 and celebrated 60 years of life together.

He was born on May 2, 1937 at home in Oval and was the son of Dayton and Eva Getchen Kaufman.

Ed was a 1955 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. He worked for C. A. Reed for over 32 years in supervision until their closing. He attended Farraugut United Methodist Church. In 1990 Ed and Connie bought Johnny Z’s restaurant in Montoursville and operated it until they retired in 1997. Following retirement they crisscrossed the country many times visiting 49 states. He was a life member of the Oval Hunting Camp, enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and traveling. The most important thing in his life was his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Scott (Leanne) Kaufman, Williamsport, Zane (Mary “Peg”) Kaufman, Montoursville, Wade Kaufman, Montoursville; one brother Lewis (Olive “Tootie”) Kaufman, Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Rachel (Anthony) Wrench, Sarah Kaufman, Amber (Andrew) Trautner, Ann Kaufman; four great grandchildren, Nolan Wrench, Carter Gormont, Hailey Trautner, Jasmine Trautner.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 in Nippenose Bible Fellowship Church, 92 Schoolhouse Rd., Jersey Shore, PA with Reverend David McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday July 2, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Ed’s name be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Oval Hunting Camp, c/o Adam Starr, 80 Starr Rd., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.


Posted: July 5, 2017





Jack E. Young

Jack E. Young, 78, of Linden, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

He was married to the former Irene F. (Smith) who survives and they have spent 51 years as husband and wife.

Jack was born on March 22, 1939 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Max A. and Letha H. (Myers) Young, Sr. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1959. He served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965. He had worked at Piper and then Brodarts, retiring in 2006. Jack was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Linden and had attended Salladasburg United Methodist Church. He was a member of NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his yard.

In addition to his wife, Irene, he is survived by three sons; Duane A. Young (Margaret) of Salladasburg, Rick E. Young (Nadine) of Trout Run and Keith A. Young (Kelly) of Lock Haven, one daughter; Debra A. Howard (Donald) of Hensley, Ark, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one brother; Max A. Young, Jr. (Eleanor) of Howard and one sister; Susan K. Snyder (Bill) of Scotrun. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Kevin L. Young.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodward Twp. Cemetery.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Clair Louis Schon

Clair Louis Schon, 72, of Cogan Station passed away Monday, July 3, 2017. His Lord Jesus was waiting for him when he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Born April 13, 1945 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John J. and Regina Ulmer Schon.

Clair was a 1963 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a partner of Schon Brothers Builders, Schon Brothers Hardware and Schon Farm.

Clair was a member of Hepburn Baptist Church and the Sunday School, and was a member of the Friday Night Supper Club.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Kathryn Welsh Schon, two children, David C.(Michelle) Schon of Pottstown and Jonathan C. (Michelle) Schon of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren Jason, Raelyn, Christian and Justin Schon, siblings, John Arthur(Melva), Cecil (Fern), Clyde (Ruth) all of Cogan Station and Thelma Houseknecht of DuBoistown, sisters-in-law Mary L. Anderson of Williamsport and Patsy Welsh of Ft. Myers, FL and brother-in-law George Welsh of Manchester.

A funeral to honor the life of Clair will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hepburn Baptist Church, 2917 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Elimsport Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Clair’s name may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center at Divine Providence Hospital, or Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 5, 2017

Dr. William Arp

Dr. William Edward Arp, 75, of Clarks Summit, was called home to his Savior in Heaven on Sunday July 2, 2017.

Born December 7, 1941 in Williamsport, he was a son of James C. Sr., and Josephine D. (Cardelli) Arp.

Bill was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School and received his BS degree from Philadelphia College of Bible, his MDIV and THM from Faith Theological Seminary and his THD from Grace Theological Seminary. He currently was in his 47th year of ministry and teaching at Baptist Bible Theological Seminary. Bill was an avid Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers fan.

Surviving are his wife Joanna Ray (Phillips) Arp, whom he married July 2, 1966, five children Joanna Carter (Joel) of Audobon, NJ, Jesica Mosher (Derek) Stationed in Germany, Joshua Arp (Kelly) of Clarks Summit, Judith Arp of Clarks Summit, and Jeanne Arp of Elizabethtown, 12 grandchildren, a sister Margaret Arp of Montoursville, and a brother James Arp, Jr. (Janis) of Williamsport.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Arp will be held 6 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Vernard Road, Clarks Summit, PA.

Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to Baptist Bible Theological Seminary 158 Vernard Road Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 5, 2017




Clarence Lester Leonard

Clarence Lester Leonard, 82, of Jersey Shore, died on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Manor Care North, Williamsport.

He was married to the late Frances Gloria (Horton) for 60 years until her death on January 28, 2017.

Clarence was born on March 27, 1935 in Watkins Glenn, NY and was the son of the late Clarence and Louella (Hoyt) Leonard. He served with the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He had worked at Canteen Vending and retired in 1996. Clarence was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Lock Haven Branch, a member of the Fast Draw Club which did Old West shooting shows, was a scout master and was a high priest with the church. He was a San Francisco 49ers fan.

Clarence is survived by three sons; William M. “Bill” Leonard (KC) of Lock Haven, Charles R. Leonard of Jersey Shore and Jonathan R. Leonard of Jersey Shore, two daughters; Katie D. Segraves (Patrick) of Collomsville and Faith L. Johnson (Jamie) of Jersey Shore, 22 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his step father; McClure “Jack” Whitton and two sisters; Elizabeth Eastwood and Delores May Hapeman.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Steven Zimmerman, 2nd Counselor, will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with military honors.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Sandra D. Panning

Sandra D. Panning, 81, of Williamsport died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Rose View Center after a brief illness.

Born August 18, 1935 in Chatham Twp., she was a daughter of the late Ivan and Wilda Fero Costley.

Surviving is her brother Keith Costley of Linden and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Panning two brothers, Charles and Richard Costley and a sister Elizabeth Corbin.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no services.

www.KnightConferFunralHome.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Sally A. Ireland

Sally A. Ireland, 82, of Williamsport, died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 24, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Milo and Mary (Gehr) Ireland. She was preceded in death by three brothers Milo, Jack and Dean “Bill” Ireland.

Sally was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked for over 30 years in the payroll department of the Sun-Gazette.

Surviving are nieces and nephews Mark and Gina Ireland and sons, Darcy and Deanna Ireland, extended family Yvonne, Lisa, and Torirose Carlin of Muncy, Brian and Abbegail Carlin of Williamsport

Isabel Buttorf of South Williamsport, and dog Max.

Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

A memorial service to honor the life of Sally will follow at 5 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be private in Stoltz Cemetery Cogan Station.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 3, 2017




Deborah K. Crevling

Deborah K. Crevling, 63, of Cogan Station, died Friday, June 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born October 26, 1953 in Lock haven, she was a daughter of Harold W. and Irene (Baney) Weston.

Deb was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked many years at Bailey Controls in Williamsport, and then part-time for Loyalsock School District and Agway. Deb loved playing tennis and was a member of West Branch Tennis Club for many years. She also enjoyed gardening and golfing.

Surviving are her husband R. Lent Crevling, whom she married April 21, 1991, a daughter Brandie L. Fry (Rick) of Barbours, a son Garrett D. Stroup of Williamsport, a grandson Weston Fry, two brothers Bruce Weston of Sidman, and Douglas Weston of Linden.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Harold Weston.

A funeral service to honor the life of Deborah will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial donation in Deb’s name may be made to the Make-A-Wish America 4742 North 24th St. Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016 www.wish.org

www.Kngihtconferfuneralhome.com


Posted: July 3, 2017

Curtis L. "Curt" Little

Curtis L. "Curt" Little, 52, of Pennsdale, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Born September 18, 1964, in Muncy, he was the son of the late William L. and Joyce C. (Hessler) Little.

He was a 1982 graduate of Muncy High School. Curt previously worked 26 years as a butcher at Economy Locker, Pennsdale. He was currently working for the Laborers' Local 1180 headquartered in Harrisburg.

Curt was an extremely hard worker always doing his best to take care of family and friends. He enjoyed riding horses with his fiancé and hunting and fishing in his free time. Curt was also a member of the Roland Ritter Post 268, American Legion, Muncy.

Surviving are one son, Chad Little and one daughter, Destiny Little, both of Williamsport; his fiancé, Barbara Culp, of Pennsdale; two sisters, Kelly Little, of South Williamsport and Tamara Tressler Blewitt and her husband, Adrian, of Arkansas; three half brothers, Stephen Little, of New York, Jeff Little, of Picture Rocks, and Karl Little, of Hughesville; one half sister, Lisa Little, of Picture Rocks; one aunt, Jean Abbey and husband, Don, of Hanover; and Bonnie Tressler, of Muncy, whom Curt considered his second mother after Joyce's passing.

Family and Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Joseph E. Tressler Scholarship Fund, in care of Muncy High School, 200 W. Penn St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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


Posted: July 3, 2017

Carmen L. (DiParlo) Haefner

Carmen L. (DiParlo) Haefner, 70, of S. Williamsport, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Rose View Center.

She was born on June 24, 1947 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Joseph DiParlo and Veronica W. (Foresman) DiParlo Kohler . She graduated from St. Joseph High School. Carmen had worked at the PA Career Link. She enjoyed and helped teach ballroom dancing, volunteered at the Community Arts Center and helped organize the collection of items to mail overseas to our service men and women.

Carmen is survived by two sons; Robert J. Haefner, Jr. and wife Marie of Winfield and Daniel J. Haefner and wife Melissa of Ladson, SC, six grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Laura, Erica, Ryan, Andrew and Aaron Haefner, one brother; Joseph DiParlo and wife Cindy of Liberty and her step father; Edward Kohler of Largo, FL.

There will be a visitation 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Mack Duncan will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club of South Williamsport, or American Cancer Society, 1948 East 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA, 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 3, 2017




E. Louise Hemsley

E. Louise Hemsley, 88, formerly of Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, died on June 29, 2017 at the Hillside Senior Living Community, where she had resided for the past 1 ½ years.

Born in Williamsport on Apr. 13, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Ruth E. (Kreidler) Ocker.

Her husband, Harry E. Hemsley, died on Oct. 19, 2014, after 66 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Sember.

Surviving are two sons, Larry E. of Hamburg and Donald P. (Debbie) of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Chantell McKee, Joshua and Lauren Hemsley; five great-grandchildren, Jayda, Isabella, Sara, Stella, and Kelson; a sister, Janet White of Turbotville, and two brothers, Robert Ocker and George Ocker both of Williamsport.

A homemaker, loving wife and mother, Mrs. Hemsley was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and always a faithful Christian. She enjoyed bowling, playing the piano, gardening, walking, and reading.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. R. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

There are no flowers or monetary contributions requested.


Posted: June 30, 2017

Betty M. Guthrie

Betty M. Guthrie, 87, of Hughesville, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 1, at Valley View Nursing Center, where she resided for the last three months. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, W. LeRoy Guthrie, on October 31, 2005.

Born September 3, 1929 in Montoursville, she is the daughter of the late Edward S. and M. Mae (Drick) Pittenger. Prior to retirement Betty was employed at W.T. Grant, Brodart, Al's Sub Shop, Schnadig, and GNC. Betty loved her family and enjoyed spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint, auctions, the ocean, and collecting cardinals. Betty attended Hughesville Friends Church, and was a charter member of Community Baptist Church, Montoursville.

Surviving are two daughters, Donna (George) McGarvey of Hughesville, Cherie Guthrie of Muncy; three sons, Stephen (Rev. Linda) Guthrie of Greenville, SC, John (Dianne) Guthrie of Huntersville, James (Dorothy) Guthrie of Cogan Station; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addtion to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, James, Charles, Harry, Lester, and Rev. John Pittenger; two sisters, Annabelle Robson, Mary Jenkins; and a grandson, Michael McGarvey.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, at Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Dan Cale, and her daughter-in-law, Rev. Linda Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be on Wednesday, one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: July 3, 2017

Thomas Edward Turner, Sr.

Thomas Edward Turner, Sr., 72, of Williamsport, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born May 30, 1945 in Oil City he was a son of Sarah Turner. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jean Turner and a brother Tim Spence.

Tom was an Air Force veteran of Vietnam. He worked for 38 years at Con-Rail and then Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a member of VFW #7863 Duboistown. He was an avid Phillies Fan, enjoyed fishing and crossword puzzles, but most of all loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are three children Thomas E. Turner, Betty L. Turner, and Erica Lynn Turner all of Williamsport, four grandchildren Zoe, Emilie, Izak, and Austin, and one great grandson Gabe, siblings Alton Harvey, Mary Reimer, John Harvey, Ruth Marshall, Charles Spence, Ray Hamilton, and Linda Leclair.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 6 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

There will be a time of celebration for Tom at the VFW #7863 Duboistown from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 7.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 3, 2017




Arlene S. Miller

Arlene S. Miller, 81, a resident of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, July 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Dorothy (Asklund) Johnson.

She was the widow of Eugene L. Miller, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 25, 2006.

Arlene was a graduate of Renovo High School and Bloomsburg University. She was employed for over 45 years as a nurse practitioner by the Williamsport Hospital.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Allenwood. Arlene and her husband enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two children, Kent C. and wife Lisa Miller of Allenwood, PA and Julie A. and husband Fred Pascolini of Buffalo, NY and five grandchildren, Gretchen; Kristin; Michelle; Matthew and Logan.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. 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: June 29, 2017

Jay R. Buck, Sr.

Jay R. Buck, Sr., 88, of Milton died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Geisinger Home Health and Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.

He was born on April 4, 1929 in Allenwood and was the son of the late Guy M. and Willmina M. (Rorick) Buck.

On May 25, 1953 Jay married the former JoAnn A. (Showers), who survives and they celebrated 64 years of marriage together this year.

Jay served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War Conflict.

He was a graduate of the Milton Area High School Class of 1948. Jay was a lifetime farmer and worked for Philco Corp. for 31 years and retired in 1982. He enjoyed gardening and sports.

In addition to his wife JoAnn, Jay is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law; Jay R. and Leslie Buck, Jr. of Milton, Gary L. and Laurie Buck of Northumberland, Scott A. and Peggy Buck of Milton and David A. and Valerie Bieber of Milton, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Geisinger Home Health and Hospice at Maria Hall, Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

All services for Jay will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Frances Jean Williams

Frances Jean Williams, 80, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her residence. Born in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, PA, on Tuesday, September 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne (Haddow) Alexander.

Jean was a graduate of Stowe Rocks High School. She was employed in the customer service department at Macy's at the Lycoming Mall. Jean had previously been employed by Mellon Bank at Pittsburgh.

She was a member of the Muncy First United Methodist Church. Jean was active with the North Central Sight Services and had volunteered at the Muncy Valley Hospital and for Meals On Wheels.

She is survived by two children, John Maxson, Boston, MA; Sally and husband Randolph Rightmyer, Huntersville, PA and one sister-in-law, Bernadette Alexander, Pittsburgh, PA. She is also survived by ten grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her brother John Alexander.

A memorial service will be conducted from the First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy, PA at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, her pastor, officiating. 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: June 30, 2017




Arlene S. Miller

Arlene S. Miller, 81, a resident of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, July 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Dorothy (Asklund) Johnson.

She was the widow of Eugene L. Miller, Jr. who preceded her in death on December 25, 2006.

Arlene was a graduate of Renovo High School and Bloomsburg University. She was employed for over 45 years as a nurse practitioner by the Williamsport Hospital.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church at Allenwood. She and her husband enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two children, Kent C. and wife Lisa Miller of Allenwood, PA and Julie A. and husband Fred Pascolini of Buffalo, NY and five grandchildren, Gretchen; Kristin; Michelle; Matthew and Logan.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Michael Hill, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 715 Pikes Peak Road, Allenwood, PA 17810. 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: June 29, 2017

Cindy L. Hurd

Cindy L. Hurd, 58, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Born April 9, 1959 in Williamsport, she is a daughter of Donald L. Hudson, Sr. of Jersey Shore and Gloria (Brague) Peterman (Jerry) of Las Vegas, NV.

Cindy has a knack for decorating houses and doing ceramics. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed watching movies and spending time with her family. Cindy had a huge heart and lots of love for animals, especially her cats, Ginger and Misty and her beloved dog, Blondie.

Surviving in addition to her parents is a daughter, Kristina L. (Wilmont) Kenneth, of Columbus, OH; a son, Stanton R. (Lauren) Hurd of Linden and; two brothers, Donald L. (Gail) Hudson, Jr. of Cogan Station and Robert Gardner of Las Vegas, NV; step mother, Virginia A. Hudson of Williamsport, a niece, Tierney K. Hudson, and great nephew, Cole Lewis both of Loyalsock.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Cindy’s name to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 29, 2017

Jane F. Snyder

Jane F. Snyder, 93, of Loyalsock Twp., died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Born March 25, 1924 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Darwin S. and Elsie M. (Kremser) Donachy. She was preceded in death by her high school sweet heart and husband of 70 years, Willard L. Snyder on August 28, 2015, and a son Craig W. Snyder.

Jane was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of the former Church of the Savior Lutheran from 1932 until its closing in 2014, where she was active through the years and a current member of St. Matthew Lutheran. Jane was a past president of Loyalsock Elementary PTA when her children were young.

She was a devoted mother and homemaker. In 1968 she and her husband Willard acquired Williamsport Saddlery Company and in 1972 renamed it to Willard’s Saddlery and moved the business to Westminster Drive before their retirement in 1986. Jane enjoyed reading, bowling, and loved adopting dogs from the local SPCA to give them “forever retirement homes.”

Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Ron) Quigel of Montoursville, Kathryn Snyder, of Loyalsock Twp., seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and a third great great grandchild soon to be born.

In keeping with her wishes funeral services will be private and burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name to Lycoming County S.P.C.A, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 29, 2017




Betty A. Anderson

Betty A. Anderson, 94, of Williamsport Pa. died peacefully at the Williamsport Home on Monday June 26, 2017. She was born in Williamsport on August 30, 1922 the daughter of G. Merrill and Ann C. Kiessling Anderson. Betty was a longtime parishioner at St Boniface Catholic Church in Williamsport serving for many years as a Eucharistic Minister. She was employed by Sears Roebuck Co, as an Auditing Supervisor retiring in 1988 after 48 years of service. Betty graduated from the former St. Mary’s High School and the Williamsport Business School. Betty was an active volunteer for many years with the Divine Providence Hospital Auxillary often working in the hospital gift shop. She was also a volunteer for the First United Council of Church’s here in Williamsport. She is survived by a sister Phyliss J. Maietta of Greencastle Pa. and nieces Karen A. (John) Wincey of New Port Richey, Fl. and Peggy Jo (Bernard) Lewis of Spencerport, N.Y. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother Carl F. Anderson in 1996. Betty is also survived by her longtime friend Pat Lyons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd. on Friday June 30, 2017 at 9:30 am with her pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Church Cemetery on Penn and Wyoming St in Williamsport.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St Boniface Catholic Church or to the Divine Providence Hospital in C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport.Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Patricia “Pat” Bower

Patricia “Pat” Bower, a long-time resident of Jersey Shore, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born in Bellefonte on February 26, of none of your business, as she would tell anyone who asked the year she was born. She was mostly raised by her Grammy and Pappy St. Clair in the Bellefonte area until the age of 12, when she moved to Lock Haven to develop her stubborn behavior alongside her mother, the late Madeline St. Clair-Andres.

In 1951, she married the late Robert E. Bower, who preceded her in death. Together they were dairy farmers and parents to two wonderful children. Mostly a homemaker, she did enjoy working for several years at the West Company in Jersey Shore.

Pat is survived by one son; Grant Bower and his wife Shelia, one daughter; Susan Bower-Nixon and her significant other, Mitchel Smith, six grandchildren; Robert Cunningham and his wife Eve, Gayle Bower, Bradley Nixon and his wife Lori Tinney, Jaime Bower and her significant other, Michael Lloyd, Erin Nixon-Salgat and her husband Michael, Kelley Bower and Robyn Bower-Bruno and her husband Jason, four step grandchildren; Rachel Mutter, Paul Mutter, Stephen Nussbaum and Neveah Ward, six great grandchildren; Noah Cunningham, Summer Cunningham, Chloe Cunningham, Evan Cunningham, Sadie Nixon-Tinney and Timothy Vermette, with some more baking.

Pat hated being kind for too long, but loved her dog Maddie. Never forgetting a birthday or holiday card, she will be remembered for never letting us forget she was always the “Boss”. Even though she would tell us behind his back that her husband was!

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, followed by the funeral procession to the Jersey Shore Cemetery for her burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: June 29, 2017

Robert M. Stephens

Robert M. Stephens, 56, of South Williamsport, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was born May 15, 1961 in Williamsport a son of Harold M. and Nancy McClintock Stephens.

Bob worked for General Cable. May he be celebrated for his kindness and passion for life. He had many hobbies including snow and water sports, travel, and mountain biking. He was a member of both the IMBA and SVVC.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Bob is survived by his wife of 36 years the former Lucinda L. Moon; daughter, Larynn N. Stephens of Denver CO; brothers, William J. of Westfield, PA and Nathan G. (Janelle) of NC, and his sister, Susan P. (Thomas) Heap of Montoursville.

He was loved by many family members including Linda, Gary, Mason, Aunt Judy, Uncle Dick, Aunt Peg, Aunt Christie and Uncle John.

A celebration for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post # 104 in Montoursville. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 29, 2017




Harold L. "Sparky" Long

Harold L. "Sparky" Long, 67, of Williamsport, passed away June 24, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born Aug. 26, 1949, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Orville F. Long and Valaria V. (Federowicz) Long, of Williamsport.

Harold was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was formerly employed at Lycoming Supply and Avco Lycoming.

He was a member and former Corner Master of the VFW Post 844. He was also, a Scout Master of Troop 3 and committee member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scratch off lottery tickets and was a model train collector.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Michael J. Long (Cheryl), of Williamsport and Franklin P. Long, of New Castle; a sister, Catherine L. Spotts (Stephen), of Williamsport; three nephews, Franklin Workman and Josh and Cain Long; and a niece, Cassie Spotts.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Long and two sisters, Theresa Workman and Annette Long.

A graveside service to honor the life of Harold will be held 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: June 28, 2017

George Lawrence Freeze Jr.

George Lawrence Freeze Jr., 71, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Rose View Center.

Born July 11, 1945, in Lock Haven, he was a son of the late George Lawrence Freeze, Sr. and Phyllis Hope (Frantz) Freeze.

He was a 1963 graduate of Loyalsock High School. Following graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. After his service in the military he was employed at Stroehmann’s Bakery for 17 years. Since 1990 he worked at Eagle Janitorial Company.

George appreciated fine art and literature and dabbed in poetry himself. He would always be found reading a book.

Surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Lucretia and David DeVore, of Hopedale, Mass. The three of them considered themselves Peter, Paul, and Mary after the American Folk group. Also, surviving are two aunts, Charlotte Schreppel and Mary Kuhns, both of Williamsport; his niece, Michelle and family; his nephew, Jason and family, all from Mass., as well as many uncles and cousins.

A graveside service to honor the life of George will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday June 28, today, in Balls Mills Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 28, 2017

Dr. Richard N. Landis

Dr. Richard N. Landis, 73, of Williamsport, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 peacefully at his home.

Born November 30, 1943 in Elroy, he was a son of Jacob and Lillie (Nyce) Landis.

Dr. Landis was a 1961 graduate of Souderton High School, received his Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College in 1968, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University in 1973 and 1977.

Dr. Landis first worked as a Mental Health Worker at Norristown State Hospital, before starting his postgraduate career as a behavioral health psychologist and certified clinical neuro-psychologist at the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Hospital. There, Dr. Landis devoted himself to the care of his patients for 42 years.

Dr. Landis was an avid reader with a deep interest in American culture including history, literature, music, sports, politics, and geography. In his beloved pickup truck, “Caballo”, he traveled the backroads of America, retracing the paths of American explorers and visiting historic sites of the Civil War, favorite authors and musicians.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Evelyn (Bergey) Landis, who he married March 25, 1967, two sons, R. Matthew Landis (Angela) of Middlebury, VT, and Joshua D. Landis (Vivien Taylor) of Sharon, VT, two grandchildren, Willem and Ella, a sister, Esther Ruth, and a brother, Jacob Landis.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Halteman, and a brother, Ernest Landis.

A memorial service to honor the life of Dr. Landis will be held 11 am Saturday, July 1 at First Presbyterian Church 102 East Third St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Sam Hwang officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 10-11 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will follow the service, also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam may be made to Family Promise of Lycoming County, 635 Hepburn St. Williamsport, PA 17701, or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 28, 2017




Eugene H. Davenport

Eugene H. Davenport, 84, of Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord Sunday June 25, 2017 at Rose View Center.
 
Born May 6, 1933 in Williamsport, he was a son of Daniel and Mildred (Giberson) Davenport, and had two siblings Daniel and Ruth. He was preceded in death  by his first wife Hazel I. (Bartholomew) Davenport in 1987, and his second wife Patricia Flook Davenport in 2016.
 
Eugene served in the National Guard during the Korean War and had worked for the C.A. Reed Company for many years. He was a member of Agape Fellowship. Eugene enjoyed woodworking, going on mission trips to Liberia, was an avid hunter, and played with the first Original Little League Team for Carl Stotz.
 
Survivng are three children Linda I. Vining (Carl) of Montgomery, Sharon J. Brennan (Lee) of Williamsport, and James A. Davenport (Bonnie) of Montoursville, six grandchildren Richard, Anthony, Anna-Marie, Jonathan, Mandy, and Jeremiah, 16 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, five step-children and step-grandchildren.
 
A service of celebration to honor the life of Eugene will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Agape Fellowship Church 485 East Third St. Williamsport with Pastor Dale Rintelman officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-6:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery.
 
Memorial donations in Eugene’s name may be made to Agape Fellowship or the Alzheimer’s Association 57 North Franklin St. Wilkes-barre, PA 18701.  
 
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.


Posted: June 26, 2017

Joan D. McClintock

Joan D. McClintock, 82, of Hughesville, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at her home.

Born June 4, 1935 in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Dayl and Ruth (Graham) Dockey. She married the late Ned D. McClintock, who preceded her in death on July 10, 2016.

Joan enjoyed knitting especially Christmas stockings, crossword puzzles, looking for seashells, reading, and above all she loved her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann (David) Sprout and Pamela McClintock; a son, Dayl (Patricia) McClintock of Hughesville; three sisters, Nikki (Bill) Hess, LN Dockey , and twin sister Jean Dockey; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one step grandson; and two step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756 or Meagan’s Box, 54 Woodbine Rd, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: June 28, 2017

Mary E. Maciejewski

Mary E. Maciejewski, 88, of Hughesville, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at AristaCare-Loyalsock. Mary, was the wife of Kenneth R. Maciejewski, who passed away May 16, 2017. They were married for 65 years.

Born February 17, 1929, in Muncy, she is the daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Barbour. Mary was a 1947 graduate of Muncy High School.

Mary worked as a clerk at the Golden Rule Grocery Store in Muncy. She was also employed for many years as a secretary with Country Ford and Bob McCormick Ford dealerships in Hughesville, and for C. Max Hess Insurance Agency. She is a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, Hughesville, and a former member of the choir. She also was a member of the PA Ridge Runner Travel Club.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, attending the Barbour Family Reunions, singing in the choir, being a Girl Scout and Brownie leader, teaching Sunday School, the local card club, the Hughesville Friends of the Library, and the Hi-Ho Bocce League.

Surviving is one daughter, Susan E. Lyons, Hughesville; a son, David L. (Kathleen) Maciejewski, Muncy; two grandsons, Michael Lyons, Mifflinburg; Devin Q. Maciejewski, Muncy; three great grandchildren; a niece, Corinne (Steve) Donovan, Duxbury, Mass.; a nephew, Christian (Barb) Maciejewski, Meredith, NH; a great niece, Lisa Maciejewski, NH; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Maciejewski, Norwood, MA; and the many Barbour family members in the local area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Maciejewski, and a brother-in-law, Glenn Maciejewski.

Graveside memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda Brucker officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Choir, 120 S. Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: June 28, 2017




Scott M. "Scotty" Cole

Scott M. "Scotty" Cole, 36, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Born June 15, 1981, in Williamsport, he is a son of Rick A. and Donna L. (Colby) Cole, of Williamsport.

A graduate of Williamsport High School, Scotty was a fun loving people person who worked in the restaurant industry for several years. He attended the Door Fellowship Church and enjoyed all kinds of music. Scotty loved hanging out with his friends, and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his siblings, Angela M. (Jacob) Andrews, Travis A. (Erin) Cole, Rick A. (Amy) Cole Jr., and Amanda B. Cole, all of Williamsport; his paternal grandmother, Joyce A. Cole, also of Williamsport; 15 nieces and nephews; two great nephews; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and the beloved family dog, Nikko.

Scotty was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph M. Cole; and his maternal grandparents, Leonard J. and Blanche N. Colby.

A funeral service to honor the life of Scotty will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017, at The Door Fellowship Church, 470 Pine St., Williamsport, with Pastor Michael W. Holcomb, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service on Monday at church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: June 26, 2017

Patricia Ann “Tricia” Shultz

Patricia Ann “Tricia” Shultz, 49, of Muncy, was tragically killed in a car vehicle accident on Thursday, June 22, 2017 around 12:20 a.m., while on her way home from work, within one mile of home. She was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a probable intoxicated driver.

Born March 28, 1968 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Gladys Joyce Dwinnells, of Linden. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David L.. Shultz; children, Jonathan Frederick Dwinnells and his fiancé , Amanda Bitler, of Bloomsburg, Carrie Joyce Hostrander, of Watsontown and Seth Monroe Hill, of Williamsport; a stepson, Wesley Shultz, of Ohio; numerous cousins in the New Hampshire area; and her fur babies, Gracie Ann and Chloe Mae.

Tricia was a 1986 graduate of Williamsport Area High School participating in the Millionaire’s Marching Band and performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then enlisted in the Air Force serving at Grand Forks AFB, ND, Sheppard AFB, TX and Suwon AFB, South Korea during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Tricia was a volunteer EMT/Firefighter with the Montgomery Fire Dept. and worked as a paid EMT with the Williamsport Area Ambulance Service for many years. Currently she was employed as an intake tech in detox at the White Deer Run Treatment Center. She was promoted to case manager beginning on July 4th.

Tricia was a second mom and home to many kids in the Montgomery area while her kids were growing up. She was very involved in their sporting events. She enjoyed helping others and had a very loving and outgoing personality. She was very proud to become a mother in law in September from Jon and Amanda and a grandmother from her daughter Carrie in November.

Tricia was very active with her church family at St. Andrew Lutheran, being a member in Sunday school and choir.

The family is planning a service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Main and Penn streets, Muncy, with her pastor, the Rev. Daniel P. Landin, officiating. A visitation will be held after the service until 4 p.m.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Montgomery Fire Dept., 24 Montgomery St., Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

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


Posted: June 26, 2017

Robert L. Swartz

Robert L. Swartz, 90, of Loyalsock Twp., died peacefully at his home on June 24, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Bob was born Aug. 16, 1926 in Williamsport, the son of George T. and Ethel (Hartswick) Swartz.

He was married to the love of his life, the late Aletha May (Furman) Swartz in old St. Mark’s on Dec. 20, 1947.

Bob attended the Hite one room school house and was a graduate of Montoursville Area High School in 1944. He graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a degree in Agronomy. He was a radio operator in the Merchant Marines before serving in the Air Force during WWII.

Bob was a teacher at Jersey Shore High School and then at Williamsport Area High School for 21 years, serving as class advisor in 1972 before retiring in 1984. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, traveler, and collector of many things, including coins. Music was his passion, playing in numerous local bands, Grotto String Band, Teteque’s, Shamokin Our Band, Windjammers Band, Mid-Penn Band, and the Repasz band for 56 years.

He was a member of the Loyalsock Lions Club, Zafar Grotto, a 32nd Degree Mason in the Ivy Lodge F & AM 0397, the Williamsport Consistory, a lifetime member of the Elks BPOE, and the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post No. 104.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents and wife, were a sister, Jane Lukens, and three brothers, John, Philip and A. Newton Swartz.

Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Ann Hartzel; a grandson, Kenneth, Jr. (Tonya) Bower; granddaughter, April (Daniel) Hartzel-Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Bower, Gabriel Nichols, and Chloe Lewis; two sisters-in law, Joan Swartz and Elaine, and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 30 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. with Rev. James West officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Honor Guard. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Susquehanna Regional Home Health & Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: June 26, 2017




Althea J. Minier

Althea J. Minier, 93, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born August 24, 1923 in Flint, MI, she was a daughter of the late Brady and Hazel (Shaw) Zerbe. She married the late Charles J. Minier, who preceded her in death on October 16, 1983.

Althea graduated from Bloomsburg University, after that she joined Army Nurse Corps. After her time of service she continued her career as a nurse, retiring from Lysock View in 1983. Althea enjoyed gardening, reading, eating out, and traveling, where she managed to lose something on every trip.

She is survived by three sons, Michael (Wanda) Costain of Littlestown, David (Diana) Minier of Glen Burnie, MD and Daniel Minier of Alameda, CA; six grandchildren, Tina Costain of Broomfield, CO, Valerie Costain of Broomfield, CO, Jessica Costain of Littlestown, and Marie, DeeDee, and Steve Drummer all of Glen Burnie, MD; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a three siblings, Elsie Tass, Paul Zerbe, Donna Kirkner.

In keeping with Althea’s wishes, service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

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


Posted: June 23, 2017

Ninabelle "Nina" Houseknecht

Ninabelle "Nina" Houseknecht, 85, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Rose View Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Houseknecht Sr. in 1972.

Born September 26, 1931, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Helen (Moon) Ohnmeiss.

Nina was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked for the former GTE Sylvania, Carry McFalls, Leader Nursing Center and retired from Happy Wash Laundry.

She loved to cook, bake, knit and sew. She enjoyed going to Mohegan Sun Casino and playing the slot machines. She also enjoyed scratch off lottery tickets that she called "scratchies!"

Surviving are two sons, Wayne C. Houseknecht Sr. (Beverly), of Williamsport and Max R. Houseknecht (Angie), of South Williamsport; a daughter, Donna M. Fry, of Trout Run; ten grandchildren, Lindsey Phillips (Gordon), of Trout Run, Heather Seagraves (Dale), of Danville, Warren Houseknecht, of Williamsport, Jen Brainard (Matthew), of Williamsport, Matthew Houseknecht, of Delaware, Melanie Houseknecht, of Williamsport, Wayne Houseknecht Jr. (Abby), of Huntington, Max Houseknecht Jr. (Jamie), of South Williamsport, and Robert Houseknecht, of South Williamsport; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Bastian, of New York; a daughter-in-law, Mary Houseknecht, of Williamsport; and a son-in-law, Mike Overdorf, of Loganton.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Warren C. Houseknecht Jr.; a daughter, Kathy R. Overdorf; a grandson, Michael Houseknecht; 9 brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, Lester Fry.

A graveside service to honor the life of Ninabelle will be held private at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: June 26, 2017

Raymond A. Eck

Raymond A. Eck, 88, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away at The Gatehouse on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

He was born in Williamsport on April 18, 1929, a son of Maurice M. and Cecilia M. Engle Eck.

Raymond was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was also a lifelong and charter member of the Loyalsock Lions and a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church.

He graduated St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1947 and attended Lycoming College, Raymond enjoyed golfing and skiing.

He was the former owner of Faxon Dry Cleaning and a well-known real estate developer.

His first wife, the former Nancy A. Womer, died March 24, 1994.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Webster; children, Keith (Stephanie) Eck, Barry Eck, Garth (Mimi) Eck, Cindy Eck, Lisa Eck-Pache and stepdaughter Lisa (Jim) Bennett; grandchildren, Mike and Bradley Eck, Nathan and Jordan Eck, Eric Miles, Victoria, Sophia and Nico Pache; and step- grandsons, Kyle Teed and James Leta; great grandchildren, Jackson Eck, Zachary and Addison Miles, Ashton, Braydon and Hunter Bennett, Rhiannon and Kelson Bennett, Parker Teed.

In addition to his parents and first wife, brothers, Harold, Clarence, Ernest, Earl, Carl and Donald all preceded him in death.

There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be may in Raymond’s name to St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport for the benefit of either Hospice or the Gatehouse.

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Posted: June 26, 2017




Dr. Charles Boyd Starkey

Dr. Charles Boyd Starkey, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2017 after a short illness.

Dr. Starkey was born on June 21, 1958 and was the only child of Jack Raymond Starkey and Barbara Lollis Starkey of Greenville, SC.

Dr. Starkey is survived by his parents and by his best friend Daniel D. Dillon.

Dr. Starkey attended Southern Baptist College in Charleston, SC and earned his Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 1982. Dr. Starkey continued his education at Charleston Southern in Charleston, SC where he earned his Masters of Education in 1992. Dr. Starkey then entered Virginia Tech in 1993 as a Doctoral Candidate.

Dr. Starkey taught in public schools from 1982 through 1993. Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in 1996. While teaching here, Dr. Starkey rose quickly in responsibility and was promoted to chair of the department of Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. Dr. Starkey retired in May 2017.

Dr. Starkey was a kind and compassionate person and a gifted educator who advocated for better teaching techniques for all children, especially elementary age children. He touched the lives of numerous teachers and his influence will be felt in classrooms for many years to come.

Dr. Starkey was an accomplished private pilot with full instrument rating and flew many small aircraft during the course of this life.

Dr. Starkey was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017.Rev. Andrew France will officiate. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charleston Southern University, P.O. Box 118087, Charleston, SC 29423-8087.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 22, 2017

Clifton T. Miller

Clifton T. Miller, 90, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is his wife, Eleanor M. (Waltz) Miller, with whom they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on July 12.

Born May 31, 1927, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Theodore M. and Pearl G. (Love) Miller.

Clifton was a World War II Navy Veteran. He later retired as a manager from the former Robbins Door and Sash.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, was an avid sportsman and a member of the Beagle Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a sister, Ann L. Lehman, of Virginia.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Neil H. Miller.

A graveside service to honor the life of Clifton will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 22, 2017

Bobbie Jean “Ganny” Miller

Bobbie Jean “Ganny” Miller, 65, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Ganny was born in Lock Haven on January 4, 1952, the daughter of the late Benjamin Beal and Florence “Missy” Waterman Beal who survives in Mill Hall.

She was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a graduate of State Beauty School of Williamsport.

On June 26, 1971 at the Swissdale United Methodist Church, she married Mark E. Miller who survives.

Ganny worked as a self-employed cosmetologist.

She was member of Swissdale United Methodist Church and volunteered her time throughout the community in organizations such as the Bobcat Boosters and In Your Shoes. She was also a regular participant in the local “Curves” classes.
Ganny was an avid scrap booker and enjoyed camping and being in the sun – whether that meant being in a pool, hot tub or simply sunbathing. Most of all, she had a true love for children and would often lend a helping hand to many local youth in need.

In addition to her husband and mother, Ganny is survived by two sons, Mark H. (Tammy) Miller and Shawn C. Miller, both of Lock Haven; two brothers, Benjamin (Pat) Beal of South Williamsport and John (Vicki) Beal of Rote; a sister, Teri Costner of Avis; and two grandsons, Kyle W. and Benjamin H. Miller.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Roger Yoder officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church for a visitation on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Clinton County Children and Youth or the Swissdale 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: June 23, 2017




Gladys R. Grove

Gladys R. Grove, 90, of Linden, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Manor Care South.

Born March 3, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Ellis and Sarah (Paulhamus) Horn. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel S. Grove on April 1, 1977, and two siblings Lester Horn and Elsie Horn

She had worked as a baker at Lose Elementary School for over 20 years. Gladys was a 50 plus year member of Buchanan Baptist Church, where she was part of the Buchanan ladies aid. She was a member of the Salladasburg Senior Citizens, Harvest Moon Bowling League, and the Pennsylvania and Pine Run Grange.

Surviving are a son Larry D. Grove (Dianne) of Linden, two grandchildren Nichole L. Grove of Williamsport, and Tina M. Ulmer (Justin) of Linden, two great grandchildren Jayden and Kason Ulmer.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gladys will be held 11 am Saturday, June 24 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. Robert W. Regan officiating. Burial will be held in Buchanan Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Gladys name may be made to the Buchanan Baptist Church Ladies Aid, c/o Rev. Robert Regan 1231 Huling Road Linden, PA

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 21, 2017

Herbert Landon "Lanny" Fritz

Herbert Landon "Lanny" Fritz, 79, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at home.

Born January 19, 1938, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Herbert A. and Grace (Landon) Fritz.

Lanny was a U.S. Army Veteran. Following his service in the military he was a truck driver for various companies including Halls Motor Transit. He was a member of various local fraternal organizations.

Surviving are two brothers, William E. Fritz (Laverta), of DuBoistown and John W. Fritz (Phyllis), of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Don and Esther Pepperman.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. and Donald L. Fritz.

A graveside service to honor the life of Lanny will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1, in State Road Cemetery, 6738 Daughertys Run Road, Cogan Station.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 21, 2017

William “Harold” Dorman

William “Harold” Dorman, 91, of Mill Hall passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on November 9, 1925 in Mill Hall, he was the son of the late William “Clair” and Francis Irene Miller Dorman.

On June 13, 1948, he married the love of his life, the former Aileen E. Hazel who survives.

Over the years he was employed by Bloomsburg Mills, Piper Aircraft, Marmont, Western Maryland College of Westminster, Maryland, before retiring from R.C. Bowman, Inc.

Harold was a member of the Blanchard Church of Christ and the Mill Hall Fire Company.

Harold enjoyed gardening as well as hunting, fishing, and going to his brother-in-law, Charlie’s, camp. Most of all he loved the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Aileen Dorman of Mill Hall, he is survived by two sons, W. Wayne (Bonnie) Dorman of Madisonburg and Dennis L. (Kathy) Dorman of Mill Hall; two daughters, Pamela R. (Steve) Killinger of Mill Hall and Sharon M. (Dave) Farrington of Lamar; a step-son, Steve (Carol) Barker of Madisonburg; a step-daughter, Lucille Kilpatrick of Virginia; a sister, Helen Nyman of Lock Haven; 17 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 12 great, great grandchildren; and 1 great, great, great grandchild.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Clair “Leroy” Dorman and Faye Peters and a step-sister, Rena Weaver.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12 noon at the Blanchard Church of Christ, 169 Beach St., Blanchard, Pa 16826 with Rev. Dr. Russell Moldovan officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to either the Blanchard Church of Christ, Mill Hall Fire Company, or the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.

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

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


Posted: June 21, 2017




Manuel Garcia, Jr.

Manuel Garcia, Jr., 42, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Scranton.

He was born on March 1, 1975 in Newark, NJ.

Manuel worked as a handyman.

He brought up attending the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Manuel was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying football. He could often be spotted sporting team jerseys and baseball hats.

He was also a music lover and liked to tinker with computers.

In addition to his Mother, he is survived by two children, Justin and Dessaray Garcia, both of Chicago; his fiancé, Susanne Gonzales of McElhattan; his grandfather, Efrain Rios of Lock Haven; three aunts: Yolanda Santiago of Newark, NJ, Ruth Aquino of Irvington, NJ, and DeeDee Boykins of Newark, NJ; a father figure, Kevin Bell of Lock Haven; his adopted brother and sister, Joshua and Michelle Fravel of Lock Haven; numerous cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Ana Luisa Rios.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Manuel’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to help offset funeral expenses.

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


Posted: June 20, 2017

Alden Watrous Wilcox

Alden Watrous Wilcox, 88, of Montoursville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home.

Al began his career serving in the U.S. Air Force. He worked 60 years as a mechanical engineer in the aviation industry. After retiring, he enjoyed tending his vineyards and fermenting the fruits of his labors. He was an avid barbershop singer for 58 years and very active in the church, local Lions, and other community functions.

He is survived by his wife, six children, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Barbershop West Branch Chorus, c/o George Wilson, 1155 Almond St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or New Covenant United Church of Christ, Attn: Memorial Fund, 202 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 20, 2017

Loretta Lucille Johns Daggett

Loretta Lucille Johns Daggett, 86, of Bloomsburg, passed away on June 20, 2017 at Bonham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Berwick Feb. 12, 1932, the daughter of Clarence Albert and Lorena May (Girton) Johns.

Loretta was a devoted wife and mother. Her house was always clean, and she was a wonderful cook. Her family will miss her fudge and chicken pot pie. She worked cleaning houses and babysitting. She took great pride in her family, and was their most devoted fan and cheerleader. Loretta attended every event involving her family, and delighted in their accomplishments big and small. She will be remembered for her love of soap operas, game shows, animals, and country western music. She loved the Bloomsburg Fair, and went every year as long as her health permitted. She was a long time resident of the Bloomsburg Towers, and enjoyed attending holiday meals and socials there.

Loretta is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Daggett of Muncy; son, Marvin L., Jr. (Kathy) Daggett of North Wales; four brothers, Roland (Barbara) Johns of Bloomsburg, Larry (Renna) Dietterick, Gary (Debbie) Dietterick, and Barry Dietterick all of Berwick; two sisters, Shirley Kishbaugh of Nescopek and Betty Johns of Danville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 44 years, Marvin L. Daggett, Sr. and a son, Donald S. Daggett.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 26 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received from 10 – 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Resource Center, 301-A Boone Rd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.


Posted: June 21, 2017




Robert N. Shaner

Robert N. Shaner, 91, a resident of Muncy, PA, went to be with his Lord on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the UMPC Susquehanna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Muncy Valley. Born in Millville, Columbia County, PA, on Wednesday, April 14, 1926, he was the son of the late John and Hester (Hall) Shaner.

Bob was the husband of Freda (Trivelpiece) Shaner with whom he celebrated a 73rd wedding anniversary on March 9, 1944.

He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Navy.

Bob was employed as a foundry supervisor by the Sprout-Waldron Division of Koppers at Muncy retiring in 1986 after 39 years of employment.

He was a charter member of the Grace Baptist Church at Muncy where he was a Deacon. Bob was a member of the Sprout-Waldron Quarter Century Club and the Woodmen of the World. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and refinishing furniture. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by three children, Dean R. and wife Karen Shaner, Mechanicsburg, PA; Gloria J. Robbins, Millville, PA; Nancy Sue and husband Steve Fazio, West Patterson, NJ. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his son-in-law, Max Robbins and two sisters, Mae Mausteller and Doris Birt.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 23, 2017 with Rev. Dr. Charles Teffeteller, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Whitehall Cemetery, Anthony Twp., Montour Co., PA. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Grace Baptist Church, 5471 Clarkstown Road, Muncy, PA 17756 . 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: June 20, 2017

Mary E. Sullivan

Mary E. Sullivan, 92, of Eagles Mere, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Highlands Care Center in Laporte.

Born December 1, 1924 in Eagles Mere, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Mabel (Fear) Rider. She married Robert H. Sullivan, and together they would have celebrated 69 years of marriage on June 27th.

Mary worked at the Lakeside Hotel, the Crestmont Inn, and the Forest Inn. She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Sullivan of Eagles Mere; cousins; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother George "Barney" Rider; and a sister, Beatrice "Tiny" Sheets.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at Eagles Mere Cemetery.

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


Posted: June 20, 2017

Edna Jane Griffin

Edna Jane Griffin, 70, of 8 East Plaza Drive, Hughesville, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at her home.

Born February 26, 1947 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carl R. and Nancy (Hall) Keefer.

Edna worked in housekeeping at the Holiday Inn, Williamsport and the former Sycamore Manor, Montoursville. She later retired from Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Surviving are a nephew, Thomas Keefer and his significant other, Faith Love, of Watsontown; and two nieces, Jeannine Keefer and Elizabeth Kepner.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Carl T. Keefer and a sister, JoAnn Phillips.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery, Montgomery, with Pastor Daniel P. Landin, of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Muncy, officiating.

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

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


Posted: June 20, 2017




Landen Daniel (Dan) King

Landen Daniel (Dan) King, 52, was called home to be with his Savior on June 17, 2017. He was born Sept. 11, 1964 in Sarasota, FL, the son of Daniel G. King and Verna Monroe.

He was proud to have served his country in a four year term with the United States Marine Corps. He was passionate about serving others, so it's no surprise that he enjoyed being a volunteer firefighter. Dan was a lifetime member of the Witmer Fire Co. in Lancaster, PA and a member of the Woolrich Fire Co. in Woolrich, PA. Dan was a man of God and a family man who loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, softball, volleyball, making maple syrup and the highlight of the year was watching Penn State football and if it wasn't football season yet, he was watching one of the countless seasons he had previously recorded on DVD. He was an avid hunter and taught each of his kids to shoot a rifle, track a deer, and helped them study for their hunters safety course. Safety Dan was his nickname. He would often be scaling mountains and hiking for miles with his kids in tow, looking for that trophy buck. Dan is loved by so many and will be sorely missed. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel G. King.

Surviving are his wife, Diane King; mother, Verna Monroe; stepfather, Ernie Monroe; sisters Crystal (Stan) Lowe and Gina Nagle; brothers, Robert Charles and Justin (Caroline) Nagle; children, Gloria(Jared)Sweeley, Andrea(Luke)Davies, Diana(Samuel)VanDeLinde, Joshua King, and grandchildren, Sofia, Madelyn, and Abigail Sweeley. 

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 22 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville,with Joel W. Long officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Honor Guard. A viewing will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 21 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville and from 10 – 11 a.m. at the church on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Witmer Volunteer Fire Co., 455 Mt. Sidney Rd., Witmer, PA 17585.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Sara M. “Sally” Kiessling

Sara M. “Sally” Kiessling, 79, of Montoursville, died June 18, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Sullivan Co., the daughter of Garrison and Ruth (Brink) Myers.

Sara was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and an active volunteer in both the church and the community.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Eugene C. Kiessling, and grandson, Matthew.

Surviving are a son, Thomas E. (Melissa) Kiessling; two grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine; a daughter, Cynthia A. DeFrancesco, and a brother, Richard (Joan) Myers.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Herman L. “Skip” Greenaway, Jr.

Herman L. “Skip” Greenaway, Jr., 72, of Cogan Station died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his residence.

Born December 27, 1944 in Upland, he was a son of the late Herman L. Sr. and Helen K. Kurtz Greenaway.

Skip was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He was the former owner and operator of DuBoistown Garage. Skip enjoyed working on his farm, restoring old tractors and was an original member of the All-Most Country Band.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, the former Ann L. Lusk, three children, Mark (Kari) of Cogan Station, Steven of Williamsport, Cherylyn (Douglas) Sauter of Williamsport, six grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen Kuhns and Patricia Rae, both of Cogan Station.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Wayne and Charles Greenaway and Nancy Street.

A memorial service to honor the life of Herman will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 19, 2017




Warner A. Baldwin

Warner A. Baldwin, 64, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on March 24, 1953 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Floyd M. and Sarah G. Bowmaster Baldwin, Sr.

Warner graduated from Lock Haven High School.

He was employed by L.W. Peters Disposal Service.

Warner attended East Main Street Methodist Church.

He was a member of both the American Legion, Lock Haven and the Sons of Italy.

He enjoyed fishing and going to yard sales.

Surviving is his son, Chris Baldwin of Lock Haven; three brothers, Floyd Baldwin, Gary Baldwin, and Irvin (Ruth) Bowmaster, Sr., all of Lock Haven; the mother-of-his-son, Mary Baldwin of Lock Haven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Butler.

Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Warner’s name may be made to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 to assist with funeral expenses.

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


Posted: June 19, 2017

Kevin J. Plocinski

Kevin J. Plocinski, 57, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home after a long courageous six year battle with cancer. He was born in Williamsport on July 30, 1959, and was the son of Clement and Mary Steinbacher Plocinski. Kevin was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bastress. He was employed as a welder for High Steel Structures Co. for over 30 years until his health brought him to an early retirement. Kevin's family will always remember him for his craftsmanship in building small projects and his love he had when helping others in remodeling their homes. Kevin was a member of the Babylon Hunting Club and he enjoyed watching the Penn State and Steelers play. Kevin enjoyed his cat Tiger, yet most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren! He loved going to the casinos to play the slots and also enjoyed scratching/ playing lottery. His wife of 34 years, the former Carla A. Dincher, survives him, as well as his two daughters, Nicole (Kyle) Kehoe, of Pottsville, and Christine Plocinski, of Williamsport. He is survived by his grandchildren, Gunner John, Knox Jack, Kruz Hale and Emberlynn Marie. Also surviving are his brother and sisters, Carol H. (Steve) Saar, of South Williamsport, Stanley C. (Arlene) Plocinski, of Williamsport, Donna L. (Dale) Follmer, of South Williamsport and Mary Kay (Terry) Gamble, of Williamsport. His stepfather, Robert Daugherty, of Nisbet survives as well as his sisters-in-law, Margaret and Vicki Plocinski. Also surviving are Kevin's many nieces and nephews, who will greatly miss their "Uncle Kev" for his wonderful sense of humor and endless jokes! He was preceded in death by his father, Clement and his mother, Mary Plocinski-Daugherty and brothers, Frederick and Francis Plocinski. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Road, Bastress, on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. with his pastor the Rev. Bert Kozen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kevin's memory may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


Posted: June 19, 2017

Donald C. “Skip” Reeder

Donald C. “Skip” Reeder, 76, of Montgomery, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Donald and his wife Janet E. (Wadman) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 27, 2016.

Born May 5, 1941 in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Donald S. and Florence (Johnson) Reeder. Donald served in the Navy during Vietnam. Prior to his retirement in 2007, he was employed as an Electronics Technician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to flea markets where he had a group of cherished friends. He loved spending time with his children and working on various projects with them growing up.

Surviving in addition to his wife Janet are a daughter, Tracy L. (Christopher) Blaker of Montgomery; a son, Brian C. Reeder of Montgomery; two granddaughters, Amanda and Brooke Blaker; a sister Nancy Reynolds of Williamsport; and his loyal dog Bella.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Lewis Reeder.

A memorial service will be announce at a later date.

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

Donald's family is very appreciative of all the efforts and care provided by the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at Williamsport Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to the UPMC Susquehanna Diabetes Center, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed at www.mccartythomas.com


Posted: June 19, 2017




Nancy R Moser

Nancy R Moser, 68, of 101 Leader Drive, Loyalsock Twp. formerly of the 1000 block of Garden Street Williamsport,died peacefully on Wednesday June 14, 2017 in Manorcare Health Services South. She was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1948 the daughter of Charles and Ruth Nork Moser.She attended the American Rescue Workers Church here in Williamsport. Nancy had been employed the former C.A. Reed Co., the American Rescue Workers as manager of the Thrift Store She loved her pets. Surviving are her sons Steven C (Justine) and grandchild Kayleigh Sofopoulos and Christopher (Beth) and grandchildren Landon ,Connor and Drew Moser.She is also survived by her sisters Sara A.Moser of Williamsport and Ruth S. Alberts of Cogan Station. A Memorial service will be held at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 8”30pm with the Rev Samuel Astin officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 7 pm until the time of services at 8:30pm Burial services will be held at the conveneience of the family.www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: June 19, 2017

Leona Appleget Fletcher

Leona Appleget Fletcher, 95, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Arbors Care Center, Toms River NJ.

Surviving is a daughter, Grace F. Cubberly of Picture Rocks; two sons, Frederick D. (Paula) Fletcher of Franklin, OH, David J. (Caroline) Fletcher of Ewing, NJ; a sister, Shirley E. (Al) Mandel of Toms River, NJ: numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick D. Fletcher, Sr., and a daughter, Leona A. Wagner.

Funeral services will be a 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Muncy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

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


Posted: June 19, 2017

Irene Caroline Eiswerth

Irene Caroline Eiswerth, 86, of Muncy died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville. Her husband of 58 years, Herman L. Eiswerth died November 27, 2008.

Born February 3, 1931, Oval, Nippenose Valley, she is the daughter of the late Howard C. and Anna L. (Kimick) Eck. She was a 1948 graduate of Muncy High School and was the first secretary for the original Young Machinery, Muncy.

Irene married her childhood sweetheart, Herman, in 1950 and they worked closely in business ventures into retirement. They were founding members of Silver Star Christmas Tree Farms, later opening Herman Eiswerth Garden Center with a plant nursery, greenhouse, and Christmas trees. She enjoyed social clubs, card playing, board games, and gardening, but mostly being with her family.

Surviving is a daughter, Janice C. (Charles) Brain of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Gregory H. (Melanie) Eiswerth of Muncy, Jay H. Eiswerth of Muncy; a daughter-in-law, Kristi Eiswerth of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Ethan (Vanessa) Eiswerth, Trevor Eiswerth, Jennifer (Zebulun) Geedey, Tara (Bill) Rogers, Drew Eiswerth; five great grandchildren, Mari and Calise Eiswerth, Benjamin and Matthew Geedey, Logan Drew Rogers; two sisters, Helen (Schon) Hibschman of Williamsport, Mary Lambert of Wyomissing.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Mark Eiswerth; a sister, Ruth Eck; and two brothers, James and Robert Eck.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA.

Requiesce in pace (Rest in peace).

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


Posted: June 19, 2017




Annabelle M. (McQuillen) Dobson

Annabelle M. (McQuillen) Dobson, 91, of S. Williamsport, went to be with her husband, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Manor Care, North.

She was married to the late Claude Homer Dobson, Jr. for 55 years at the time of his death in 2004.

Annabelle was born on November 14, 1925 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary C. (Manley) McQuillen. She graduated from Williamsport High School. She was a dedicated homemaker and had also worked in her earlier years at Valmont Mills and Frank Reed as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was on a bowling league. She was always involved with her children’s activities, taking care of her family and enjoyed reading.

Annabelle is survived by two sons; Mark Dobson (Donna) of S. Williamsport and Jeffrey “Jeff” Dobson (Heidi) of Muncy, two daughters; Cheryl Geise (Thomas) of Connecticut and Kim Yeagle (John) of Duboistown, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers; Lloyd, Carl and Charles McQuillen and three sisters; Florence Burrows, Gladys Neupauer and Mary Armstrong.

There will be no local services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 16, 2017

Charles Wesley “Chuckie” Warner

Charles Wesley “Chuckie” Warner entered heavens gates on May 13, 2017. He was the son of Harry and Dorothy Warner and was born in Williamsport.

He graduated from Williamsport High School. For most of his life he worked in the food service industry.

Surviving him were his two cats, Molly and Katie, who were his constant companions (his passion in life was cats, indoor and out), his cousin Donna (Ronnie) Beck and his best friend Glenda (Bob) Wheeler.

Chuckie loved the time he spent with his many friends and was always grateful for the extra help he received going to appointments, shopping and lunches. He so loved life and lived it to the fullest.

A celebration of Chuckie’s life will be scheduled for a later date and his final resting place will be at Montoursville Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 16, 2017

Grace L. Rosbach

Grace L. Rosbach, 89, of South Williamsport, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home. She was born January 3, 1928 in Hillsgrove, a daughter of Ernest L. and Anna Warburton Norton.

Grace was a member of the South Williamsport United Methodist Church and enjoyed making a nice home for family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis C. Rosbach, brothers, Walter, Herbert and Elmer Norton, and sisters, Irene Davis and Delores Columbine.

Grace is survived by her son, Terry L. (Veneta) Rosbach; daughters, Darlene A. (Randal) Winger and Gloria J. (Bruce) Elacqua; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday June 19, 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 Monday from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: June 19, 2017




Robert L. Stannert

Robert L. Stannert, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his home in Loyalsock. Born November 11, 1939 in Williamsport, Bobby was the son of Roy and Winifred Stannert. Bobby’s wife of 53 years, Jill Stannert, preceded him in death in January of 2016.
Bobby is survived by his children, Robert (Karen), Shelly (John) Barr, Jackie, and his grandchildren Casey and Colin Barr and Brenna Stannert.

Bobby served in the U.S. Army, retired from Flow Serv Corp. and was a charter member of the Susque Hunting Club.

Bobby taught his children many things. Any job worth doing is worth doing well, hunting and patience go hand in hand, golf rule etiquette is mandatory, dancing should always be done cheek to cheek, all laughs should be deep belly laughs, playing “Butler Bob” to his granddaughter at breakfast times was a necessity, you can never have too many sweets, and family always comes first. He loved spending Saturday afternoons with his sons; Sunday dinner’s with his family and visits to his daughter’s farm. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-that is to have succeeded.” Suffice it to say, Bobby was a very successful man.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 16, 2017 from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to Cancer Research at Geisinger Medical Center, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.


Posted: June 14, 2017

Violet May (Sole) Kanour

Violet May (Sole) Kanour, 50, of New Columbia, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at her residence.

She was born on March 28, 1967 in West Chester and was the daughter of William W. Sole and Mary E. (Bannon) Nettles.

Violet was a graduate of Twin Valley High School class of 1985.

She worked as a manager for Toys-R-Us. Violet attended the St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Columbia, she was a member of the Milton V.F.W., Milton Eagles Club, the Order of Eastern Star as a worthy advisor and the rainbow girls.

Violet was a very artistic person and she enjoyed drawing, poetry and writing she also enjoyed traveling, crocheting, playing pool, puzzles, listening to country music and playing her guitar and harmonica.

In addition to her parents; Violet is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Dury John and Trisha Martin, Jr. of Sugarloaf, two daughters; Cassandra L. Martin of New Columbia and Angel T. Meyers of Cotsville, four brothers and sisters-in-law; Woodrow W. and Leah Sole of Belleview, Harry R. and Heather Kelley of Linden, Eric C. and Shannon Kelley of Mill Hall and Daniel M. and Lauren Fultz of Sulivan, IL and one sister and brother-in-law; Celissa M. and Jason McCauley of Lock Haven and her significant other; Sheldon Leylon, III of New Columbia.

Violet was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Woodrow W. Sole and Catherine Warden, her maternal grandparents; Earnest H. and Isabelle (Andress) Bannon and one aunt; Virginia Ann Greiner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral costs.

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front Street, Milton and again from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the funeral home followed by the funeral at 2:00 p.m. with pastor Bonni Lucas of St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Columbia officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.


Posted: June 15, 2017

R. David “Dave” Frey

R. David “Dave” Frey passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse on May 27, 2017, at the age of 102.

Dave was born on Feb. 15, 1915, in Muncy. He was the son of the late Charles A. Frey and Louise Kilgus Frey. He graduated from the former Hepburnville High School in 1933 where he excelled on the soccer, basketball and baseball teams.

After graduation, he worked for the former Williamsport Coca-Cola Bottling Company for seven years before joining his brother, J. Ross, at Frey’s Tire Shop, Inc. In 1939, he married Mary R. Weary Frey and enjoyed 65 years of marriage until Mary’s passing in 2005. During World War II he was an Aerial Gunnery Instructor in the U.S. Navy. In 1947, he returned to work for his brother at Frey’s Tire Shop. Dave was the president of Frey’s Tire Shop from 1976 to 1984 and continued to work at Frey’s Tire Shop well into his 90s.

He served as a Justice of the Peace in South Williamsport for 10 years. In 1970, R. David was elected Mayor of South Williamsport, a position he held for 22 years. He received the Thomas F. Chrostwaite Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs for 20 Years of Service to the Borough of South Williamsport. Dave served as the Lycoming County Democratic Chairperson for 12 years and was a State Democratic Committeeman. He also served as a Lycoming County Jury Commissioner in his later years. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, Dietrick Lamade Masonic Lodge 755 and the Valley of Williamsport AASR Williamsport Consistory and Royal P. Steinbacher Post 617, for which he received a Citation for Meritorious Service and Loyal Cooperation.

Dave was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed many fishing trips to the outback of Canada. He was a devoted New York Yankees and Penn State fan.

He will be remembered as a loving, kind, gentle and patient man with a dry sense of humor by his three sons: David (Cathee), of Loyalsock Township, Charles (Barbara), of Montoursville and Steven, of South Williamsport; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mary, R., David was preceded in death by his brothers, J. Ross, H. Eugene, E. Herman, and C. Thomas Frey and sisters, B. Caroline Jenkins and B. Wilemina Weaver.

A memorial service to honor R. David’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in R. David Frey’s name to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.charlesmnollfuneralhome.com


Posted: June 15, 2017




Lois Josephine Jones

Lois Josephine Jones, 80, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Monday, June 12, 2017, to enter her eternal home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John E. "Jack" Jones on July 18, 2004.

Born January 27, 1937, in Orviston, she was a daughter of the late Earl A. and Vera E. (Miller) Jodun.

She was a graduate of Bald Eagle-­Nittany High School. Lois loved to knit, embroider, cook and tend her flowers. Her true love in life was her husband, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. She was always there for her family to love and support them. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her two sons, John E. Jones (Brenda), of Oval and David W. Jones (Anna), of Trout Run; two daughters, Cathleen A. Buck (Gale), of Montgomery and Carol L. Thomas (James), of Cogan Station; seven grandchildren, Jason Buck (Stacy), Kyle Buck (Kelly), Jeremiah, Hilary, and Nathan Jones, Abigail and Trevor Thomas; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy "Joe" Jodun, of Lock Haven and George Jodun (Pauline), of Bellefonte; and a sister, Lorraine Croak, of Lock Haven.

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

A funeral service to honor the life of Lois will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Viking Dietrich officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

The family of Lois would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital for their love, care, and support.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 13, 2017

William R. Waldeisen Jr.

William R. Waldeisen Jr., 87, died Friday, June 9th, 2017, at the Gatehouse at the Divine Providence Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Marion Eileen Stroehmann, his son, W. Robert Waldeisen (Barbara) of State College, PA, his son, Mark F. Waldeisen (Patti) of Davidson, NC, his son J. Steven Waldeisen (Lisa) of South Windsor, CT, and his daughter, Wendy L Hooper (John) of Hillsgrove, PA. He is also survived by six grandchildren: John, Kathryn, Victoria, Katelyn (Chris), Kara, and Nathaniel. He also leaves many close friends.

Born December 18, 1929 in Williamsport, he was the son of the late William R. Waldeisen Sr and Prudence Elizabeth Gray. Bill’s siblings were Eleanor Whiting, Robert Waldeisen and Prudence Poff, all of whom preceded him in death. Bill met his wife, Marion, through his sister Prudence and Marion’s sister, Carol. They were married September 10, 1955 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church where Bill and Marion remained active members.

After graduating from Williamsport High School in 1948, he attended Babson College from 1948 to 1951 and then served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Bill started his career in the textile industry in 1953 at Trimtex, Inc. in Williamsport, PA. He rose through several management positions to President serving in that position and as Director from 1962 through 1985. He was promoted to Vice President and Director of the parent company, William E. Wright Co of West Warren, MA, in 1985 where he served until 1989.

Bill was active with a number of manufacturing associations. He served as director of the Braiding and Trimming Manufacturing Association and the West Branch Manufacturing Association. He also was a director of the Williamsport National Bank.

In Bill’s younger days he was an active hunter and outdoorsman, also enjoying fishing and boating. Golf and skiing were a passion for a time before work demanded more. He was a life member of the Texas Blockhouse Fish and Game Club.

Bill was an optimistic and giving person, and was always interested in the welfare of others. He frequently would use humor to help get through tough situations. Bill believed in challenging himself both physically and mentally, and constantly worked on improving himself. Most importantly, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. These times were especially important to him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to The Gatehouse at UPMC Susquehanna (570-320-7460) or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 (1-888-557-7177).

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St. Williamsport with Pastor James E. West officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Private interment will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 13, 2017

Vernon E. Lucas

Vernon E. Lucas, 83, of 175 Jobs Run Road, Jersey Shore, died on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Manor Care North.  He and his wife the former M. Jane Cohick celebrated their 61 wedding anniversary on December 29. 

He was born on August 27, 1933 in Dundee NY and was the son of Vernon C. and Florence Ergott Lucas. 

Vernon retired from Jersey Shore Steel in 1995 following 42 years of service.  He was a member of the NRA and was an avid member of the Bald Eagle Rifle Team.  Vernon served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter Holly (Ronald) Caseman of Jersey Shore; three grandchildren, Heather (Dustin) Daugherty, Rylan (Cara) Caseman, Haley Caseman; three great grandchildren, Reese, Ronan, and Darby. 

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Contributions can be made in Vernon’s name to the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, 366 Main St., Salladasburg, PA 1774 or to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern PA Chapter, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. 

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: June 14, 2017




Vincenzo “Vince” Maiorana

Vincenzo “Vince” Maiorana, 35, of Muncy, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 9, 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL.

Born August 26, 1981 in Carini (PA), Sicily, he was a son of Maria (Sgroi) Maiorana, of Montoursville and the late Salvatore “Sal” Maiorana.

Vince was a 2000 graduate of Muncy High School. He joined the family business and was an owner of Joe’s Pizza, Williamsport. Most recently he managed a restaurant in West Palm Beach, FL.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three brothers, Croce Maiorana and his wife, Jennifer, of Muncy, Jonathan Maiorana, of Cogan Station and David Maiorana and his wife, Brook, of Muncy; six nieces and nephews; Alexander, Roman, Salvatore, Sophie, Mia and Emma; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with his pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy PA 17756.

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


Posted: June 12, 2017

Bernard Edward Kinsley

Bernard Edward Kinsley passed away on June 10, 2017 at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (Bauer) Kinsley, his son Lucas (Bri), his son Keith (Ladonna Yoder), two grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Catherine Saxer, Beverly Richards, and Wanda Manoogian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Lucy (Cilvick) Kinsley; his sisters Elizabeth Shaffer, Dorothy Gilroy, and Jean Ziegler; and a brother Gerald Kinsley.

Bernard was born on November 16, 1951, in Towanda, PA. He graduated from Sullivan County High School in 1969. He also studied computer engineering in Philadelphia following high school. He was a retired dairy farmer, having retired twelve years ago due to contracting farming-related pulmonary fibrosis. He married his wife Debbie in August of 1980, and together they farmed their land and raised their two sons.

One of Bernard’s philosophies about life centered around not just the beginning and ending of life (1951 – 2017), but about the dash in between. The dash of his life was full of love, his family, excitement, laughter, teasing, and his favorite phrases (such as “’Ya’ see, the thing of it is…”).

As a farmer, friends and relatives would stop by the barn during milking time just to sit and talk with Bernard. When doing field work, if anyone stopped by, he would either stop the tractor to talk, or the visitor would hitch a ride while Bernard spoke his words of wisdom, and mixed in with all that wisdom, he never hesitated to tease.

Bernard enjoyed rattlesnake hunting, ice fishing, rabbit hunting, and deer hunting. His love of the outdoors drew many people to him. One of the high points of the year was deer season. He always hosted a pre-deer season get together the day before deer season, when local farmers and his flatlander hunters would gather at his cabin for food, Pepsi, and stories. The gathering always ended up at his dairy barn.

Bernard valued hard work, and he had a great sense of humor. He always struck up a conversation with anyone he met. He loved riding around and going home a different way because he “saw that sight on the way there.” He loved auctions, especially Amish auctions. Everyone who met Bernard was positively impacted by Bernard’s great personality, his wit, and his wisdom.

For Bernard and his family, their door was always open to others, both friends and strangers. Bernard, along with Debbie, did many kindnesses for friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. But with all that Bernard did, his most joyful days were the day he got married in 1980, and the days his sons were born.

Bernard will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his residence “The Cabin”, 296 Camp Lane, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, on Thursday prior to the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bernard’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at http://pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now.

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


Posted: June 13, 2017

Gilda M. “Gee” DeVivo Wise

Gilda M. “Gee” DeVivo Wise of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born in Rural Valley, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Antoinette Benicasco DeVivo.

She was the widow of John W. Wise who passed away on June 23, 1969.

Gee was employed by Piper Aircraft, Sylvania, and Lock Haven University, retiring in 1990.

She was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church, where she served as an usher.

Gee was a member of the Senior Center.

She like gardening, reading, traveling, and especially enjoyed her time spent with family.

Surviving is her son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Sun Y. Wise of Mechanicsburg; her grandson, Gino K. Wise of Mechanicsburg; her sister, Jennie Luchini of Kersey; her companion, Robert Deem of Lock Haven; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Joe, Andy, Ralph, and Angelo DeVivo and two sisters, Edie Shelley and Rose DeAngelis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Donald Dusza officiating. Burial will follow at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven on Friday, June 16 from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church.


Posted: June 13, 2017




Joan O. Murawski

Joan O. Murawski, 78, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Valley View Nursing Center. She was born July 28, 1938 in McKeesport, PA the daughter of Matthew and Ophelia Granda Turkovic.

Joan was a member of the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Richard A. Murawski; son, Mark R. of Montoursville; brother, Joseph Turkovic of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Jack Delaney officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted: June 9, 2017

Mildred "Middy" Cora Klobe

Our Lord called upon one of our sweet, loving ladies on Friday.  Middy to some, Millie to others, Mildred Cora Klobe, 92, passed on to join her other loved ones in Heaven. Mildred, daughter of Charles L. Klobe, Sr. and Margaret Yarrison Klobe was born on a farm in Loganton, PA. on November 20,1924.  She was predeceased in death by her brothers Glen, Willard, Kenny, Fred, and Lindy and her sisters Dorothy M. Meixel, Thelma Bierly, and Hazel Klobe. She is survived by her brothers, Charles Klobe, Jr. of Lock Haven, PA and Harold Klobe of Los Angeles, CA.

Middy attended Rock Grove School in Loganton thru 8th grade.  She then stayed home to help her mother cook and keep house. She was quite a tomboy and worked with a mule team to plant corn, oats, and potatoes with her younger brother, Charles who called her his best friend.  After the loss of their parents, Middy moved to Milton Towers in Milton, PA to be closer to her sister, Dorothy and brothers, Willard and Fred.  Middy always treasured flying to Los Angeles, CA to visit her brother Harold with Dorothy and Dorothy’s two daughters.  Although fearing the flight, she enjoyed seeing the Rose Bowl Parade and visiting other sites around L.A.

In her mid-seventies, Middy began a new chapter in her life gaining new friends and going on new adventures with her greatest friend, George McCallum. The family is especially grateful for the love and kindness that George provided for Middy.  He took her to places she had never experienced before, including the Bloomsburg Fair, basketball games, Little League Baseball games, bingo, festivals, and even Washington, DC. She called him her boyfriend, and she loved him dearly.  The family would like to thank George and another good friend, Mary Aikey, for caring for Middy and being with her until the Lord called her home.

Middy had an amazing smile and laughed with a glow. She was a gentle soul with such a fun personality.  If you asked her to do something she didn’t want to do, you would get a quick, “No!” followed by a comical hand wave and a giggle.  Her sweet spirit and beautiful smile will be greatly missed.

At this time, there will be no services held. Family and friends will gather at a later date to celebrate the life of this beautiful lady. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 12, 2017

Thomas M. Judd

Thomas M. Judd, 86, of Williamsport died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services.

Born October 1, 1930 in West Chester, he was a son of the late Nelson and Sara Martin Judd.

Tom retired from AVCO after many years of service and enjoyed numerous trips in the United States and abroad with his wife of 64 years, Clara H. (Herritt) Judd, who survives. He was a member of the John F. Laedlein Masonic Lodge No. 707.

Tom is also survived by two brothers, Joseph and Peter Judd, and a sister, Ellen (Walter) Pimbley, and 18 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Sue (James) Rennie. Tom’s many nieces and nephews remember him as an active and loving uncle and a great man. They will never forget his baseball coaching and his unbridled enthusiasm for college sports.

A memorial service to honor the life of Tom will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

A private interment will be held in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: June 12, 2017




Robert Scott Wachter “Shoe”

Robert Scott Wachter “Shoe”, 56, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was born on May 20, 1961, in Williamsport to Ernest and Doris (Tinney) Wachter.

Robert grew up in South Williamsport, where he attended South Williamsport High School. After high school, he joined the US Army in 1981 and served for 6 years. He was honorably discharged in 1986.

Robert married Alicia (Noon) in 2009 in South Williamsport. They were happily married for eight years. Robert was a member of the American Legion Post 617, the Polish Club and the VFW Post 7863. His greatest enjoyment in life was making people laugh. He had a true passion for life and living it to the fullest. His laughter was contagious and his smile could light up a room. He enjoyed motorcycles, playing the harmonica, boat rides on the river and spending time with those he loved. He also never missed a moment to cheer for his beloved Phillies or the Miami Dolphins.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Wachter.

Robert is survived by his wife, Alicia; sons, Adam Wachter, Alex (Tracey) Wachter; step-daughter, Brooke Kinney; stepson, Kevin Kinney; mother, Doris Wachter; brothers, Jeff Wachter, Ken (Cecelia) Wachter, Joe (Darla) Wachter, Gary (Ann) Wachter, Ernest Wachter; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation and service will be held at New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 East Third St., Williamsport, on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to the American Legion. Condolences may be left on Robert Wachter’s online memorial book at www.memorialwebsites.legacy.com/robertwachter.

Submitted by family.

Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA.


Posted: June 8, 2017

Bruce C. Decker

Bruce C. Decker, 63, of Montoursville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at his home.

Born October 27, 1953, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Grace M. (Beiter) Decker Jr.

Bruce attended Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Transport Custom Designs LLC. He enjoyed riding his crotch rocket.
Surviving are a sister, Bonnie C. Boden (James), of Cogan Station; two nieces, Janel A. Boden and Jacquie L. Weaver; a great-nephew, Brian J. Weaver; two great-nieces, Sarah G. Weaver and Natalie K. Weaver; and a friend, Virginia Harrison.

In keeping with his wishes services will be held private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: June 8, 2017

Luis Ramirez-Ruiz

Luis Ramirez-Ruiz, 70, of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at his residence.

Luis was born on November 24, 1944 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and was the son of the late Luis M. Ramirez-Vazquez and Asuencion Ruiz-Ramirez.

He worked for the Federal Government at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and retired after 20 years in 2013 as a physician’s assistant.

Luis was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Milton and he enjoyed traveling, cooking and most of all he enjoyed life in general.

He is survived by two sisters; Carmen Ramirez-Ruiz and Asuencion “Sunchi” Ramirez-Ruiz both of Orlando, FL, one aunt; Andrea Ruiz of Orlando, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

Luis was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial mass will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton with Father Francisco Tamburro officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: June 9, 2017




Oscar D. Stine

Oscar D. Stine, 62, of Hughesville died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born September 30, 1954 in Williamsport, he is the son of Norma M. (Beamer) Stine and the late Sidney W. Stine, Sr. Oscar was the husband of Karen I. (Braunbeck) Stine, who were married in 2003.

Prior to his illness, Oscar was employed at Muncy Homes. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He was an avid New England Patriots fan. Oscar enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his best friend "Patch", his loyal dog.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are two daughters, Brenda L. (John) Funk of Lakeland, FL, Jessica L. Swank of Hughesville; a son, Cody A. Stine of Hughesville; a step-son Nevin R. (Caitlyn) Geesey of Chambersburg; a step daughter Kalena I. (Jacob) Seredych of York; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Cindy L. (Larry) Sauers of Montgomery, Ann M. Stine of Williamsport; four brothers, Sidney W. (Sharon) Stine, Jr. of S. Willliamsport, David E. (Kathleen) Stine, Sr. of Montoursville, Timothy L. (Diane) Stine of Montoursville, PA and Charles L. Stine of Montgomery.

Memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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


Posted: June 6, 2017

Gerald A. McGee

Gerald A. McGee, 83, of Cascade Township, Trout Run, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 25, 1934 in Williamsport, he was a son of Hugh E. and Elizabeth (Kranz) McGee. He and his wife the former Marie L. Haus were married Nov. 26, 1959.

Jerry was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Korean War. He served as a police officer for the City of Williamsport, retiring as a detective after 21 and half years. Following his retirement from the Williamsport Police Dept., he was elected to serve as a Magisterial Judge for 18 years. Jerry was a life member of the following: Marine Corp League, Ralston, Liberty VFW Post #6755, Sebring, Morris Run American Legion #167, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #29, and the Arnot Sportmans Club. He was a member of the Travelers Protective Association of America Post W, Williamsport. He had served as a National Director and Past Sate President of the TPA.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marie of 57 years are four children Gerald A. McGee, Jr. (Kimberly) of South Williamsport, Michael S. McGee (Sharon) of Loyalsock, Elaine M. Brandt (Paul) of Telford, and Patricia A. McGee of Cascade, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson Jacob A. Jones, and two brothers Hugh E. McGee, Sr. and Joseph J. McGee.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. Saturday June 10, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville, followed by a Memorial Mass to honor Gerald’s life at 11 a.m. followed by military honors at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of his grandson Jacob A. Jones, to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central PA Chapter 2405 Park Drive Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 6, 2017



Asyuel L. Pinkney

Asyuel L. Pinkney, 3, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born February 11, 2014 in Danville the son of Aaron R. Pinkney, Sr. and Heather L. Stoner

Asyuel is survived by his parents; brothers, Aaron R., Jr., Amonta’e, and Darron Pinkney; sisters, Amia L. Love and Marih Pinkney; maternal grandparents, Jeff L. (Louann) Stoner of Elgin, SC, and Karen L. Stoner of South Williamsport; paternal grandparents, Sandy Watts and Aaron C. Pinkney, both of Philadelphia.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Bradley Walmer officiating. Friends will be received Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


Posted: June 6, 2017




Kenneth L. “Blue” Schick

Kenneth L. “Blue” Schick, 85, of Duboistown, passed peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Kenny married Patty A. Williamson-Stannert) January 31, 1997, in Apollo Beach, Florida. Born July 18, 1931, in Erie, he was the son of the late Marvin P. and Clara M. (Johns) Schick. He graduated from Strong Vincent High School, Erie, Class of 1949, and attended Blackmore School of Music. He was Christian in faith.

Kenny served with the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Cony DD-508. He was the owner of Schick Plastering Co. of Erie, Salesman for Capital Industries, Avis, Co-owner of Deluxe Homes, Berwick, and independent real estate broker, and retired from Leisure Living Homes, Linden. He was a 50 year member Masonic Lodge 106, F. & A.M., Zem Zem Shrine of Erie, Zafar Grotto, Rafaz Club, Inc., Korean War Vets of Lycoming County, lifetime member of VFW Post 7863, American Legion Post 251, Keystone League, and “Mountie Rest” Hunting Club, Hublersburg, PA. A former member of White Deer Golf Course, Kenny was an avid golfer, loyal “We Are” Penn State fan, enjoyed true American history and political novels, and Western movies with “The Duke”.

Kenny’s greatest joy was his love for his family as he is survived by his wife Patty “Pat”, his sons; Michael M. Schick of Cogan Station and Robert J. “Jon” Schick (Peter Uhlein) Rochester, NY, daughters; Lori L. Prowant (Michael) S. Williamsport and Tammy L. Stannert (Scott Duris) S. Williamsport, his grandchildren; Sarah Schick, Ashley Rook, Zach Prowant and Ashley Prowant, his brother; R. Dennis Schick, Erie, Cousin; Ralph Johns, extended family; Darlene Stannert as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother; Marvin J. “Mick” Schick, Erie.

There will be a gathering of family and friends, Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private with his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

And as Kenny would say ……”See Ya Pal” !!!!

A Celebration of Life for Kenny will be held at a future date and time.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 4, 2017

Nancy Jean Glassmyre

Nancy Jean Glassmyre, 72, formerly of Eagles Mere, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, after a long struggle with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Born February 6, 1945 in Monroeton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lillian (Camp) McIntire.

Nancy was a graduate of Wyalusing High School, Class of 1964. She was employed at the former Endicott Johnson shoe factory, Mildred, and various other companies in Sullivan County until finding her calling in nursing. She was then employed at the former Laporte United Methodist Home and retired from private home health care.

Nancy was a spiritual person who loved caring for those in need. She also loved music, playing the fiddle, dancing, and animals, especially horses.

Surviving are two sons, Robert (Tresa) Glassmyre, and Scott Glassmyre, both of Eagles Mere; a sister, Betty (Richard) Harris of Stevensville; two brothers, Francis (Blanche) McIntire of FL and Joe McIntire of GA; a granddaughter, Molly Russell of TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas McIntire.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will be held privately in New Albany Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

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


Posted: June 6, 2017

Karen A. Morlock

Karen A. Morlock, 66, of Williamsport passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family after a short illness, She was born December 19, 1950 in Williamsport a daughter of Howard W. Wurster and Mary Mayer.

Karen was predeceased by her husband Lee C. Morlock in 2008 and was also predeceased by her brother, Howard H. Wurster.

She is survived by her daughters, Lesley K. Brennan of Williamsport and Leigh A. (Amy) Morlock of Portland OR., and also by her sister, Jennifer E. (Jeffrey) Welliver of Montoursville.

Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to either: The Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road 2nd floor Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: June 6, 2017




Robert William Matz

Robert William Matz, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the age of 83 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at Manor Care South.  He was born to George and Alice Matz April 23, 1934 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Robert was a local business man in Williamsport. Prior to that, he worked in Michigan, applying his knowledge of law in zoning and commercial real estate. Robert held a law degree from The University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Penn State University, where he was active on the track and field team.

Outside of work, Bob was active with the community.  He coached and refereed soccer matches and attended local art gatherings and musical events equally. Bob also enjoyed walking and spent much time appreciating local architecture and socializing with others. As active gardener, Bob grew flowers and vegetables.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Janet; his three sons; Stephan (Angela), Erich, and Karl (Jennifer); and eight grandchildren, all of whom will remember him well as a loving raconteur and as a willing participant in play. Service will be held on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at St Luke Church--visitation at 10:00 and service at 11:00. In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church in his name.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: June 2, 2017

Gordon E. “Ding” Kriner

Gordon E. “Ding” Kriner, 96, formerly of North Bend, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Bucktail Medical Center, Renovo.

Gordon was born in North Bend on March 24, 1921, the son of the late Howard F. and Emily J. Emery Kriner. He remained in his family home until 2015 when he became a resident of Bucktail Medical Center.

He was a 1939 graduate of the former Renovo High School.

Gordon was a WWII Naval Veteran, serving from 1943 to 1945, obtaining the rank of Watertender 3/c, and serving aboard the USS Marblehead.

On November 14, 1952, he married the late Violet J. Probst.

Gordon was employed with the former Pennsylvania Railroad, with 23 years in the Renovo shops as a car repairman and then 18 years a conductor, retiring in 1982 after 41 years of service.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of North Bend, a life member of the Renovo Elks, American Legion of Renovo, and a member of the Masonic Temple of Renovo.

He is also preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers.

“Uncle Ding” is survived by several generations of nieces and nephews, three sisters-in-law and their husbands, and many friends he made throughout his lifetime, including the wonderful staff at Bucktail Medical Center.

He will be greatly missed, but his memory will live on through those of us who probably have more than one “Ding story” to tell.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at North Bend Cemetery, 112 Strawberry Alley, North Bend, Pa 17760 with Rev. James Conway officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bucktail Medical Center, 1001 Pine St., Renovo, PA 17764; Renovo Library, 317 7th St., Renovo, PA 17764; or Chapman Township Volunteer Fire Company, North Bend, PA 17760.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.


Posted: June 2, 2017

Ida B. Flanagan (Muzzy)

Ida B. Flanagan (Muzzy) , 86, of South Williamsport died Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Muzzy was born in Farrell, Pa. the daughter of Rev. Bernard and Eula Patterson Ross. She attended Love Unlimited Ministries here in Williamsport on Elmira Street. Muzzy was a licensed graduate practical nurse for 27 years, working at Park Lodge in Philadelphia Pa. She enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing , quilting, singing and card games. Muzzy is survived by her children Ida Bernice Edwards of Williamsport and Karen Mae Washington from Ruther Glen, Virginia. She was Nana to 6 grandchildren and GG to 8 great grandchildren She was also survived by two sisters, Mabel Holmes and Wanda Williams both of Scranton, PA. Ida was preceded in death by her husband Dr.Thomas Flanagan and her daughter Diane Flanagan- Montgomery and sister Vivian Robinson.Funeral services will be held at Love Unlimited Ministries 420 Elmira Street on Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 10 am. The Rev. Willie E Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park . In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Love Unlimited Ministries 420 Elmira Street Williamsport Pa. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Posted: June 4, 2017




Mary Forrest "Forey" Breitenbach

Mary Forrest "Forey" Breitenbach, 96, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jack L. Breitenbach on December 6, 2005.

Born August 14, 1920, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca (Brouse) Birkenstock.

Mary was a graduate of Williamsport High School and received her associate’s degree in Music from the former Dickenson Seminary. Following graduation she was employed at her father’s book binding and printing company as an office manager and secretary. Most recently she worked for Aetna Life and Casualty Company for many years as a secretary.

She was a lifetime member of the former Market Street United Methodist Church, where her grandfather, the Rev. David Brouse was officiant. Since then she remained a member as the church progressed to Wesley United Methodist Church to New Hope United Methodist Church, and currently First United Methodist Church-North Campus. Over the years she was very active in the church as a Sunday school teacher for 40 years, served as Secretary of United Methodist Women and treasurer of Preacher’s Aid Society for 20 years.

Mary had a love for music and sang duets with her sister Annabelle throughout the Williamsport Area.

Surviving are a son, Robert W. Breitenbach, of Takoma Park, Md.; two grandsons, Michael R. Breitenbach (Brooke), of New Castle and Paul A. Breitenbach (Mary), of Jacksonville, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Aiden, of New Castle and Stone and Cora, both of Jacksonville, Fla.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Annabelle Hilsher.

A viewing will be held from 6-­8 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. 

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

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to First United Methodist Church - North Campus, 604 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Preacher’s Aid Society, P.O. Box 24 Williamsport, PA 17703.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: May 31, 2017

Mary Louise (Snook) Fisher

Mary Louise (Snook) Fisher, 91, of Cogan Station, died at the Williamsport Home on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

She was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Williamsport, the daughter of John Wesley and Edna (Swales) Snook.

She attended local elementary schools, Wheaton A/C, and Empire Schools. In 1946, she married John Dean Fisher-“Jack”- and they were married 64 years before John passed away in 2010. Mary Louise was very proud of her employment, including years with Sylvania, GTE/Litton Industries, and Stone Container Corporation from which she retired as Office Manager in 1985. She also enjoyed visiting with friends in her home, her many pets throughout her life, and trips with family, including Canada and Florida. She and Jack enjoyed a winter home in Sebastian, Florida for many years after their retirements.

Mary Louise was predeceased by her husband, father and mother, and step father, Calvin Berry, sister, Virginia Pryor and her husband Robert (Florida) and brother, Jay Snook and his wife, Goldie (Arizona).

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Philip) Wolf of Cogan Station with whom she made her home; granddaughters, Heather (Douglas) LeBlanc of Cogan Station and Heidi (Edward) Davis of New Hampshire, and five great-grandchildren, Brian, Michael, Deidre, Edward, and Anna, as well as Sue (Robert) Shafer of Jersey Shore who was like a second daughter, two nieces and a nephew, and “many who were so close to me and kind.” This includes all of the warm and wonderful people of the Williamsport Home (including Dr. Lee Ciccarelli) and Hospice who made Mary’s final year one of rest and comfort.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 and/or Hepburn Baptist Church, 2917 Pleasant Valley Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: May 31, 2017

William E. “Buck” Byham

William E. “Buck” Byham, 88, of South Williamsport passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born December 12, 1928 in Kane, he was a son of the late Carl and Hazel Miller Byham.

Buck married the former Nellie Swartz and together they shared 63 years of marriage.

Buck graduated from Kane High School in 1946 and the former Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1953. He was a teacher at Dowingtown Sr. High School from 1953 to 1959 and South Williamsport High School from 1960 to 1983. After he finished his teaching career, Buck served as the Sports Information Director at Lycoming College from 1984 to 1991.

Buck’s life was filled with many sports achievement and honors. Before attending college, he spent a year as a pitcher in minor-league baseball. While teaching at Downington and South Williamsport, Buck coached basketball, football and Baseball teams. He also was assistant coach for the Williamsport Millionaires baseball team. Buck spent countless years as a volunteer pitching coach to hundreds of athletes in and around Lycoming County including Little League, high school and college level players.

Buck had his own daily radio program called the “Sports Digest” at the former WMPT Radio station. He covered local school age sporting events and highlighted individual standouts. His broadcasting also covered local high school and college sporting events as well as the Little League World Series for WWPA radio station.

In honor of his many years of involvement with sports, Buck was inducted in the West Branch Chapter Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, the Bloomsburg University Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Lycoming College Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Buck was also honored with W. Howard Huntman Little League Baseball Friendship Award in 1993, the Dale V. Brown Service Award from Lycoming College in 2011, and was honored with a plaque on the Williamsport Sports Walk in 2016. Because of his many years of broadcasting Little League Baseball, Little League named the press row at Volunteer Stadium in his honor.

Buck was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, Buck is survived by his children, Rob (Cathy) Byham of Linden, and Kathleen (Mitchell) Boyle of Dade City, FL, five grandchildren, Ed and Matt Boyle and Culley, Annie and Ben Byham, seven nephews and four nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother Carl Byham and sister Florence Baruth.
A memorial service to honor the life of Buck will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St. South Williamsport with his pastor The Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow, officiating.

A private interment will be held in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, or a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: June 1, 2017




Barbara J. Hall

Barbara J. Hall, 87, of Montoursville, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2017, at the Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Born August 1, 1929, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Ida G. (Laffin) Jewell and Wells H. Jewell, Jersey Shore. On August 7, 1970, she married the late Dale (Curly) K. Hall who preceded her in death on September 28, 2003. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage. Barbara was also preceded in death by her beloved son Michael Lee Tobias on January 13, 2017.

A 1947 graduate of Jersey Shore High School, Barbara attended the Williamsport Technical Institute, forerunner of Pennsylvania College of Technology. Thereafter she worked in various secretarial positions in many local businesses. In addition, having taken advanced piano lessons from the late Mary Landon Russell, Barbara taught piano to numerous students throughout the years. In 2005 she took organ lessons from Carole Waltz and thereafter worked as a church organist in several churches, her final position being at Central Baptist Church, Williamsport.

Barbara was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville, and the Williamsport Music Club. She enjoyed family gatherings, dinners out with friends, attending and performing at the Music Club, and attending her monthly class meetings. She was also a lifelong fan of Penn State football and major league baseball and football. Recently she had been working at perfecting her Spanish language skills.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Sharyn M. Eckman (Jim), Montoursville, her granddaughter Erica M. Eckman (Jared) Hardy, step grandchildren Gabrielle and Dominic Hardy, all of Lock Haven, her sister Mary Jane Keller, Tyrone, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Marcella (David) Moharter, Arlington, TX, and Joanne (Bob) Machold, Tucson, AZ, a step grandchild, Shannon (Jonathan) Hook, Arlington, TX, and by Shannon’s three children. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by five siblings: Sarah White, Neil Jewell, Vera Cramer, Frances Karnish, and Edith Devine, and by her companion of 10 years, James (Bubby) Bubb.

A joint memorial service to honor the lives of Barbara and her son Michael will be held at Central Baptist Church, 601 Seventh Avenue, Williamsport, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA in recognition of her lifelong love of dogs.


Posted: May 31, 2017

Richard W. Pryor

Richard W. Pryor, 68, of South Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at his home.

Born January 25, 1949 in Williamsport, he was a son of Richard L. and Martha A. (Earnest) Pryor.

Richard was a 1967 graduate of Williamsport High School. He retired as an inspector from Textron-Lycoming after 40 years and was a member of the Local Union #787. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock climbing, hiking, and skiing. He loved traveling out West and loved his many beagles over the years.  

Surviving in addition to his mother Martha of Williamsport, are two brothers John A. Pryor (Deb) of Montoursville and Thomas E. Pryor (Becky) of Williamsport, five nieces and nephews Brooke Houseknecht, Jimmy Pryor, Susan Mitcheltree, Justin Pryor, and Sheryl Baker, 11 great nieces and nephews and one great great niece.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 16 at Wildwood Cemetery (meet at chapel) 91 Wildwood Blvd. Williamsport.

Memorial donations in Richard’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701. The family wishes to thank Daisy Rooth, R.N. of Susquehanna Hospice for her care and compassion shown to Richard.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: May 31, 2017

Alvin Ray “Butch” McKeague

Alvin Ray “Butch” McKeague, born to Raymond and Deloras McKeague in Lock Haven on January 20, 1954, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

He was employed in Radiology and Occupational Medicine for 43 years, spreading humor and charming smiles to all of his co-workers.

Alvin enjoyed fishing and target shooting.

He loved telling stories and making people laugh.

Surviving is his son, Dr. Matthew McKeague of Kutztown; his brother, William (Janice) McKeague of Plains; and the mother-of-his-son, Linda McKeague of Lock Haven.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond McKeague and Deloras Zeek; his brother, John McKeague; and his step-father, John Zeek.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6 until 8 P.M at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Memorial contributions in Alvin’s name may be made to Centre Crossings Hospice through the funeral home.

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


Posted: May 31, 2017




Martha Lois (Hoffman) Martz

Martha Lois (Hoffman) Martz, 98, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Williamsport Home where she had resided for several years.

Born August 25, 1918 in Bloserville, Cumberland County, she was one of seven children of the late Rev. Benjamin Griffin and Eva Imogene “Jean” (Miller) Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her husband David J. Martz, Sr. in 1992 after 50 years of marriage.

Martha was a 1936 graduate of Williamsport High School and graduated from Williamsport School of Nursing in 1939. At the time of her death she was one of the two oldest living alumnae of the nursing school, the other being her sister-in-law Edna C. Martz.

In 1941, twenty days after the attack on Pearl Harbor she married David J. Martz at Newberry United Methodist Church with her father as presiding minister. As the wife of a U.S. Navy officer, she lived in many cities around the country. In 1946, however she returned to Williamsport for the birth of her only child David J. Martz, Jr.

To the end she remained a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son David J. Martz, Jr. of Vienna, VA, and four of her six siblings Alice G. McBride and Benjamin G. Hoffman, Jr. both of Williamsport, Jean E. Robb of Clearfield, and Dean E. Hoffman of Woolrich and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters Phyllis Yasui and Anna Mae Henry.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: May 30, 2017

Robert LeRoy “Bob” Radel

Robert LeRoy “Bob” Radel, Sr., 64, of Lewisburg died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born in Camp Kilmer, New Jersey on July 1, 1952 and was the son of the Late Fred N. Radel and Viola P. (Tressler) Weaver, who survives.

On February 12, 1977 Bob married the former Georgia A. (Guffey) and they celebrated 40 years of marriage together this year.

Bob was a graduate of Milton High School Class of 1970. After high school he went on to work for the Glen Gery Brickyard, Watsontown and then worked as a welder for C.M.C. of New Columbia for 25 years and then A.C.F. of Milton. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed deer, goose and duck hunting, fishing, gardening, softball, football, racing and hanging out with his best friend and dog; Bruizer on the porch watching the wild animals in the yard.

In addition to his mother Violet and wife Georgia, Bob is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Robert L. and Jennifer Radel, Jr. of West Milton, one daughter; Julie of Florida, six grandchildren; Bryson, Brennan, Anna, Crista, Roy and Joette, two great grandchildren; Gavin and Zane, two brothers and one sister-in-law; Clarence and Sharon Engle of New Columbia and Dan Radel of Milton and one sister; Sandra Anderson of Milton.

In addition to his father, Bob was preceded in death by his step father; John Weaver

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

A public viewing will be held from 11:00am – 1:00pm, Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 1:00pm with Pastor Jamie Dries of the First Baptist Church, Milton. Burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery, Milton.

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Posted: May 30, 2017

Michael Lee Tobias

Michael Lee Tobias, 65, of Williamsport, passed away on January 13, 2017, at the Williamsport Hospital following a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Born July 27, 1951, In Jersey Shore, he was the son of the late Barbara J. (Jewell) Hall, Montoursville, and the late Harold Robert Tobias, Lodi, CA and was also the stepson of the late Dale K. Hall, Williamsport. 

A 1969 graduate of Loyalsock High School, Mike attended Lycoming College before being drafted into the Army.  He served honorably in Vietnam between March 18, 1971, and December 12, 1972.  After his Army service, Mike returned to his job at the former Bill Fry Ford Company, Montoursville, before beginning his 30-year career as a United States Postman, retiring in 2015.

Mike was a member of the Republican Party, the NRA, and many other conservative groups.  He was also very interested in politics, classic cars, classic rock, and major league football (Raiders) and major league baseball (Orioles). 

Mike is survived by his sister Sharyn M. Eckman (Jim), Montoursville, a niece Erica M. Eckman (Jared) Hardy, step-grandniece Gabrielle Hardy and step-grandnephew Dominic Hardy, all of Lock Haven, a maternal aunt Mary Jane Keller, Tyrone, by many cousins, and by his beloved cat Lee Ann.  He is also survived by two stepsisters, Joanne (Bob) Machold, Tucson, AZ, and Marcella (David) Moharter, Arlington, TX,  by Marcy’s daughter Shannon and by Shannon’s three children.

A joint memorial service to honor the lives of Mike and his mother will be held at Central Baptist Church, 601 Seventh Avenue, Williamsport, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park with full military honors accorded to Mike by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, in recognition of his lifelong love of cats.


Posted: May 31, 2017




Janet L. (Taylor) Mensch Secules

Janet L. (Taylor) Mensch Secules, 85, of Williamsport, entered into eternal life with our lord on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Arista Care Loyalsock (formerly Sycamore Manor), following a brief but brave battle with cancer.

Born June 6, 1931 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Otto W. and Eva M. (Houck) Taylor.

Janet was known for her sense of humor and playing pranks. She enjoyed traveling, jig saw puzzles, and above all spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Lisa ( H.G. Thomas) Confair-Thomas of South Williamsport, Debi Dietz of Hughesville, and Charlene (David) Ritter of Hughesville; one sister, Eileen (Robert) Robb of Muncy, PA; three grandchildren, Brandon (Tabatha) Confair, Billie Jo Emery, and Jennifer (Jimmy) Miller; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three beloved husbands, Robert Mensch, Clifford Cramm, and Raymond “Zeke” Secules.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Picture Rocks Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Lucile E Yon

Lucile E Yon, 101, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2017, just 20 days after her beloved husband John died. They would have celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2017.

Born in Bradford, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Rink) Orlin who predeceased her along with her brother, Thomas; and her sister, Anne.

Lucile was a 1933 graduate of Bradford High School. She also graduated from Lock Haven State Teacher’s College (now Lock Haven University) with a degree in Elementary Education. While attending Lock Haven, she met her future husband, John. Her love of children and teaching would be her life-long avocation. Her first teaching position was at Farmers Valley Elementary School in Smethport. After moving to Altoona she became a stay-at-home mother, but for many years ran a private kindergarten in her home as there were no kindergartens in the schools at that time. After getting her own children off to school, she returned to teaching in 1956 teaching first grade at Wright School in Altoona. After relocating to Doylestown, she again taught first grade at Buckingham School in the Central Bucks School District. Another relocation 9 years later to Edinboro, found her as a reading specialist and first grade teacher in the Union City School District. She retired in 1978.

During their many married years, Lucile and John were avid travelers journeying to Europe, Asia, Pakistan, and Hawaii. Upon their retirement, they moved to Ocean City, N.J. and enjoyed many happy years at the beach where they provided numerous vacation memories to their daughters and their families, many of whom still choose the beach every year for their family vacations. For the past 7 years, Lucile and John were residents of the Williamsport Home Apartments where they had many friends and were loved dearly by all the staff.

Lucile was a very competitive person who loved playing all sorts of board games and card games. She enjoyed life to the fullest.

Lucile is survived by her three daughters, Jacqueline (Ken) Hickok, of York Haven, LuAnn (Jim) Duffy, of Somerdale, N.J., and Cherie (Bill) Hodrick, of Williamsport; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren (plus one on the way); and 1 great great grandchild.

Services will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Friday, June 2, 2017. The family will receive visitors from 9-10 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her pastor, Msgr. Steven McGough, at 10 a.m.

Entombment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Altoona at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers and in keeping with Lucile’s love of children, the family requests that donations be made in Lucile’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142 (Tribute # 10999851), Memphis, TN 38148.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Pastor Robert E. Berger

Pastor Robert E. Berger, 87, of Wolf Twp. died Monday, May 29, 2017 at home. His wife of 56 years, Eileen Mae (Berger) Berger, preceded him in death on October 21, 2011.

Born August 11, 1929, in Muncy, he is the son of the late Charles and Martha (Harpster) Berger. Robert was a graduate of Temple University and received a master’s degree at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Pastor Berger pursued his doctoral degree at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, and also studied at Regents Park College, Oxford and Baptist Seminary, London, England. He was pastor at Hughesville Baptist Church from 1951 to 1986, and also at Picture Rocks Baptist Church. After his retirement he served as interim pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Williamsport, and was interim area minister for Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Churches. He was Pastor Emeritus at Hughesville Baptist Church and celebrated his 60th Anniversary of Ordination in 2014. He was an avid reader and life-long student of history, and continued to take college courses at Bucknell University up to this past spring. He planned and organized approximately 12 trips to Israel.

He is survived by a son, William C. (Leslie) Berger of Millville; a daughter-In-Law, Sarah Berger of Hughesville; grandchildren, Nathanael Mailleue, Isaac (Katybeth) Mailleue, Samuel (Brittany) Mailleue, Karl Berger, Mackenzie (Dylan) Berger Farr, Katherine Berger, Dorothy Berger; and 2 Great Grandchildren, Malcolm and Ian Mailleue.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a Son, James R. Berger; a Daughter, Victoria E. Mailleue; a Brother, Richard Berger; and Sister, Bonnie Berger Stengel.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Hughesville Baptist Church, 37 North Third Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Thomas M. Brokaw officiating. Burial will be private in White Deer Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Allenwood. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2, at Hughesville Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hughesville Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 37 N. Third Street, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

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

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

 

Posted: May 30, 2017




Marjorie L. Waugh

Marjorie L. Waugh, 92, a resident of the Williamsport Home Apts., died Monday May 22, 2017.

She was born in Williamsport on July 13, 1924 a daughter of Harry W. and Irene Seewald Engler.

Marjorie was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and had been employed at the Williamsport Home as a beautician.

Her husband of 60 years, Arthur L. “Dewey” Waugh died Feb. 3, 2008.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria I. Flood of OH, Connie L. Waugh of Williamsport a son Steve E. Waugh Sr. of Williamsport, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A graveside service in Wildwood Cemetery will be held be held at the convenience of the family.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Eugene E. Switzer

Eugene E. Switzer, 74, of Eldred Twp. died May 25, 2017 at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1943, in Williamsport, a son of Eugene and Beatrice M. (Craw) Switzer.

He was the owner/operator of Gene Switzer Plumbing.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Switzer.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, the former, Eleanor J. Minor; step father, Bert Keeler of Montoursville; two sons, Michael R. Switzer of Williamsport and Eugene H. Switzer of Williamsport; a daughter, Selene Switzer of Suffolk, VA; a sister, Terry E. (Andy) Lambertof Williamsport; two step sisters, Sharon Green of Montoursville and Brenda Alexander of Montoursville; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held June 1, 11 a.m., at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Jeanne T. Lehman

Jeanne T. Lehman, 91, formerly of Williamsport, PA, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2017 at Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sligo, PA.

Born in Oval, PA, on January 18, 1926, she was the daughter of Thomas E. Eck and Helen C. Kimick Eck.

Jeanne was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. After graduation, she was active as a member of the Signal Corps in Philadelphia where she worked until the end of World War II. She and her late husband, Robert L. Lehman, had been in the hotel and restaurant business for a number of years. Jeanne had also been employed by the Double U Steak House in Newberry for 17 years.

She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Loyalsock.

Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Helen Eck; her husband, Robert L. Lehman; a brother, Daniel Eck; a sister, Marie Lehman; and a granddaughter, Amber Henry. She is survived by four loving daughters, Cheryl Shively (the late Terry Shively) of Greensburg, PA; Toni Henry (Martin) of East Brady, PA; Vicki Blackburn (David) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Terri Fleming (the late Russell Fleming) of Jupiter, FL; one brother, Thomas Eck, of Jersey Shore, PA; two sisters, Margaret Searer of Buffalo, NY, and Ellen Brownlee of Williamsport, PA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Dion Shively, Adam Henry, Grant, Rena, and Alex Tchekmeian, and Ethan and Rebecca Fleming, one great-grandson, Ian Shively, and one great-granddaughter, Parker Tchekmeian.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 with the Rev. John J, Victoria as celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 4 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville.

Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to Clarion Forest VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) Hospice, 271 Perkins Rd., Clarion, PA, 16214, or the charity of your choice.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017




Sandra L. Gilbert

Sandra L. Gilbert, 77, of Montoursville, died May 26, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Williamsport, the daughter of Max R. and Martha Jean (Regelman) Weaver.

Sandra was a Sapphire Master Bridge Player and enjoyed playing bridge with her husband. She enjoyed doing missionary work for children around the Christmas holiday, watching baseball and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving her are her husband, R. Frederick Gilbert; a son, Dean F. (Judith) Gilbert of Glassboro, NJ; a daughter, Crystal L. (Dave) Miller of Montoursville; a brother, James R. Weaver of Boalsburg and six grandchildren, Kyle F. Gilbert, Ryan J. Gilbert, Allison L. Gilbert, Eric C. Gilbert, Isaac D. Miller, and Levi W. Miller.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville with Rev. Jacob A. Waybright officiating. Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Marcelyn S. "Marcy" Burk

Marcelyn S. "Marcy" Burk, 83, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Llewellyn E. Burk on October 27, 1996.

Born July 13, 1933, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Carlton F. and Florence E. (Shuman) Ames.

Marcelyn was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed at the former L.L. Stearns & Sons department store and later worked for Weis Market’s on Lycoming Creek Road as a Hostess. Throughout the years, she babysat for many local families.

She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church since 1943. She was also a member of the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary where she was as an avid crocheter of baby blankets and throws. Marcelyn enjoyed sewing and frequently donated blood for the Red Cross.

Surviving are a son, Keith A. Burk (Anna), of Williamsport; a daughter, Susan A. Drake (Michael), of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Keith A. Burk II (Latisha Fraiser), of South Carolina, Alicia S. Burk, of Williamsport, Kelli A. Markley (Jeff), of Jersey Shore, Jason M. Whitton (Traci), of Washington, Richard H. Soikkeli (Karen), of California, and John M. Drake (Jolene), of Texas, Keith J. Drake, of Colorado; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Karma, Jinxalyn, Alexis, Alazay, Ashlyn, Reagan, Riley, Logan, Calvin, and Benjamin (Stephanie); one niece; one nephew; and two great-nieces.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Carlene M. Martin; and a great-granddaughter, Melody.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marcelyn will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marcelyn’s name to St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017

Bette J. Thomas

Bette J. Thomas, 74, of Upper Fairfield Twp., died on May 26, 2017.

She was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Sonestown, the daughter of Woodrow and Dorothy (Andy) Crist.

Bette volunteered at the American Red Cross for a number of years and was a member and past president of the Montoursville Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David A. Boadman; a brother, John Crist, and a sister, Pat Brown.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Henry G. Thomas; two daughters, Crystal T. (David) Maddy of Williamsport and Sandra E. (David) Takeuchi of Seattle, WA; a brother, George H. Crist of Harrisburg; two sisters, Evelyn (Gary) Drobnick of Leesport and Sue Eberlin of South Williamsport and five grandchildren, Alan, Laura, Hannah, Brigette, and Kelsey.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

The family would like to thank Susquehanna Hospice and The Gatehouse for their care and support.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017




Elizabeth “Betty, BJ” Paris

Elizabeth “Betty, BJ” Paris, 92, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away holding the hand of her husband on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born August 28, 1924, in Williamsport to Harry B. and S. Mildred (Myers) Kuhns. She was a graduate from Williamsport High School class of 1942, attended Gettysburg College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English from Lycoming College in 1970.

Betty was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and served as president of the local alumni group for many years. She also was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Betty was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Williamsport, where she served as a parish visitor for 25 years, lay caller for 15 years, and co-chair of St. Luke’s seniors. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 24 years.

Betty served as Director of Christian Education for three years at St. Mark Lutheran Church, in Williamsport, where she was a member for more than 50 years. She was employed by Lycoming College as an Administrative Assistant in the Development Office, as Recorder and Registrar. At the time of her retirement in the fall of 1986, she served a term on the college alumni executive board and was a member of the college’s 25 year club.

Surviving is her husband, Charles, of 71 years, with whom she celebrated her anniversary on April 21. Also surviving are two sons and their wives: C. Gregory Paris and Joanne M. Williamson of Charlton, MA and Jeffrey W. and Mary Jo Paris of Atlanta, GA. Two granddaughters, Christine L. and Katherine A. Paris both of Atlanta, GA; a sister Shirley Ann Eriksson (the late William), of Sebring, FL, and nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Myers Kay Kuhns, and a nephew, John H. Kuhns.

A funeral service to honor the life of Betty will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport Rev. Ron Shellhamer, officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s name to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 24, 2017

David James Lueck

We celebrate the life of David James Lueck of Danville, Pennsylvania that began when the late Norman and Barbara (French) Lueck brought him to life with the help of God on March 20, 1947 in St. Paul, Minnesota and ended too soon on May 13, 2017.

David proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War from February 27, 1968 through September 18, 1969. Upon returning David made a career in accounting and finance. He started his career as an accountant with Arthur Anderson in Los Angeles, CA and went on to retire as a controller for Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, CA.
David was an avid skier and enjoyed a good fishing and camping trip with his nephews like no other. He spent his retired years donating his time to help his local VFW and fellow veterans in need.

He raised and is survived by two step-daughters Amber Harvey of Menifee, CA and Nicholle Boguslaw of Danville, PA. He was the proud grandfather of five grandchildren Tristan Scott, Tenneson Scott, and Taryn Boguslaw of Danville, PA and Tyler and Reese Harvey of Menifee, CA. He is survived also by his three wonderful sisters Valerie Randall, Marianne Wolin, and Jane Wagers.

Memorial services are to be held in June 2017 in California, on date and time to be announced.

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

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

 

Posted: May 25, 2017

Jean F. Strouse

Jean F. Strouse, 88, of Cogan Station, and wife of Jack Strouse for 69 years, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

Jean was a lifelong partner and the engine that drove Strouse Brothers Construction; she quietly did her thing and never looked for rewards, she helped people without looking for recognition. Jean was an avid animal lover, gardener, cook and traveler. Her greatest love and proudest title by far was being a grandmother. You will be lovingly missed but we are grateful that you can watch over us once again.

A gathering in her memory will be held at the family farm for those who loved her.

More information will be posted in the near future For a complete obituary, visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: May 30, 2017




Julia Marie Marshall

Julia Marie Marshall, 91, of Cascade Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1926 in Renovo, a daughter of Frank and Mary Monoski.

Julia was a member of the Wallis Run United Methodist Church and retired from the former C.A. Reed Co. where she worked in design as an artist. She loved to cross stitch, crochet, and knit, and loved her cats, Cindy and Bindy.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 62 years Billie L. Marshall, son, Robert L. Sr., siblings, Marjorie, Edward and Buck, and a great-great grandchild.

Julia is survived by her grandsons, Robert (Shelly), Roger (Suzie), Rodney (Kristi), Richard (Kristi Papiro), and Thomas Marshall. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday May 26, 2017 at the Montoursville Cemetery with the Rev. Katherine Behrens officiating. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 23, 2017

Aberdean (Taylor) Kurtz

Long time resident of Naugatuck CT, Aberdean (Taylor) Kurtz passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017 in Milton PA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William James Kurtz and her son, Vernon James Kurtz, a sister Doris Altemose and a brother, Sterling (Bud) Taylor. She leaves behind her brother, Bernard Taylor of Germantown, TN and her sister, Ethel (Taylor) Stover of Payson, AZ, four nephews and seven nieces.

Aberdean was born in Muncy, PA on May 29, 1920 to Aaron and Violet Taylor. The family moved to Montgomery in 1934 and she graduated from Montgomery Area High School in 1938. She worked in the Chemical Dept. of the Ordinance Depot until the end of WWII, then went to work in the Chemical Dept. of the Uniroyal Rubber Plant in Naugatuck. She married William in 1945 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Naugatuck.

Those who knew Aberdean always thought of her as a loving, gentle soul. She is at peace now with her family in heaven.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Arlene P. Beechert, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Muncy, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street,  Williamsport, PA  17701. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: May 23, 2017

Victor Ellis Wise

Victor Ellis Wise, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born to Victor C. Wise and Alice (Mahaffey) Wise on August 31, 1931 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was a long time resident of Williamsport until he moved to The Villages, Florida in 2004.
 
Victor graduated from Williamsport Area High School and attended Kiski Preparatory School, Lycoming College, and Penn State University’s Real Estate Continuing Education program. He served his country in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean War.
 
He became a Real Estate Broker and a Licensed Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator. He worked for twenty five years as a Real Estate Analyst with the State Equalization Board (S.T.E.B.) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and retired in 2001.
 
Vic enjoyed many years of boating on the Susquehanna River. He was a member and past commodore of the West Branch Motor Boat Association. He and his wife Joyce lived on their boat “Wise Choice III” prior to moving to Florida.
 
Most recently Vic was an active member of The Villages Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays Club and participated in numerous Senior Games.
 
Vic will be remembered as a gentleman and a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Tall and broad in build, he was often referred to as “Big Vic” by his friends, and lovingly as “Pop,” “Chief,” and “Bop” by his family. He will be missed for his many amiable qualities, including his sense of humor, his light-hearted spirit, and even temper. Those closest to him will especially miss his signature wink, which he would give often and discreetly, to
indicate all was well.
 
He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Joyce (Henninger); children Phyllis Wise Reynolds and Victor C. Wise ll; three grandchildren Valerie M. Reynolds,
Victor C. Wise lll and Benjamin S.Wise; brother Robert (Margaret) Wise; and brother-in-law Ronald Wagner.
 
A memorial service is being planned to celebrate Victor’s life. Donations in memory of Victor can be made to The First Presbyterian Church.

 

Posted: May 24, 2017




Raymond R. Haas

Raymond R. Haas, 84, of Nippenose Valley, passed away with family by his side on Monday, May 22, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Bastress). Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A full obituary will appear in tomorrows’ edition.

 

Posted: May 23, 2017

Frances L. Parsons

Frances L. Parsons, 94, of Williamsport, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at Rose View Center.

Born December 12, 1922 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Edward M. and Dorothy M. (Chubb) Parsons.

Frances was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from GTE Sylvania after 21 years. She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, and also a member of the Sr. Citizens at Messiah Lutheran Church and enjoyed crafts.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother and his wife Lewis and Mabel Parsons.
A graveside service to honor Frances’s life will be held at the convenience of the family in Buchanan Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 23, 2017

Raymond R. “Ray” Haas

Raymond R. “Ray” Haas, 84, of Nippenose Valley, passed into the next life surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 22, 2017.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Ann M. Kaiser.   

Born July 16, 1932, he was a son to the late Elmer C. and Caroline M. (Lorson) Haas.  His wife and children were the joys of his life, especially grandsons Braden and Ian.  Ray was a true farmer, starting with Ted and Tony the workhorses on his father’s farm.  He was never afraid of hard labor, especially when providing for his family.  Ray worked the small farm with cattle, chickens, a huge garden, and his famous apple butter, sauerkraut, and homemade ice cream—all while working full-time as an equipment operator at Penn-Dot for 36 years.  He loved hunting and John Deere tractors.  A lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, Ray was fondly known as a food “collector” for the church’s fundraiser picnics.   
    
Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Robert R. Haas, four daughters, Tricia A. Ulmer (Trent), Marianne C. Guinter (Oran), Jennifer A. Pychinka (Aaron), and Tracy A. Haas-Ungard (Bill); the apples of his eye, grandsons Braden Haas Guinter and Ian Haas Guinter; two brothers, Joseph Haas (Barb), and Edward Haas (Joan). 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary B. Haas. 

A Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church, 5973 Jacks Hollow Rd., Williamsport, Rev. Bert Kozen, officiating.  Burial will immediately follow.  Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s name to the Paternostro Family Foundation, PO Box 1862, Williamsport, PA 17703. 

 

Posted: May 23, 2017




Ruth A. Wallis


Ruth A. Wallis, 90, of Moreland Twp. died Monday, May 22, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Muncy. Ruth and her husband, C. Lamont Wallis celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary August 31, 2016.

Born March 8, 1927, she is the daughter of the late Boyd E. and Edith (Houseknecht) Bogart. She was a member of Moreland Baptist Church. Ruth and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Moreland Twp., and were members of the Dairymen's League, now Dairylea. She was a member of Canusargo Grange and the Order of the Eastern Star. Ruth was also a member of the East Lycoming Quilters and Susquehanna Valley Quilters. She was a member of the Muncy and Hughesville Historical Societies. Ruth was a tax collector and judge of election in Moreland Twp. for many years. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a rural postal carrier in Muncy.

Surviving in addition to her husband, C. Lamont, is a daughter, Joyce I. (Robert) Peterman of Muncy; two sons, Keith L. (Ann) Wallis of Muncy, Michael J. (Lori) Wallis of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Brenda, Heather, and Corey Peterman, Robert (Amy) Wallis, Michael (Caroline) Wallis II, Ariel Wallis; two great grandchildren, Karlee Wallis and Michela Peterman; and a brother: Lewis (Mary Jane) Bogart of Muncy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lee R. Wallis; a brother, Dale E. Bogart; and a sister, Helen Mausteller.

Funeral services will be held 11am on Friday, May 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, Mr. Greg Houseknecht officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: May 22, 2017

Wilma M. Finkbeiner

Wilma M. Finkbeiner, 93, of Williamsport, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born January 12, 1924 in Dorchester, Neb., she was a daughter of William and Sophia (Spicka) Pospisil. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay K. Finkbeiner who passed away Dec. 14, 1989.

Wilma was an avid music and history enthusiast. She played trumpet for the U.S.O., the Repaze band and the Joy Cayler Orchestra in New York City. She was also a private trumpet teacher at her home.

Wilma was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Surviving are five children Jan D. Finkbeiner of Hollidaysburg, Judi A. Swanson of Williamsport, Jill M. Martin (Roger) of Hughesville, Joni L. Tyler ( Tony) of Lakeland, Fl, and Jaye Dee Fuller of Williamsport, a brother Charles Pospisil (Ruth) of Coon Rapids, MN, and a sister Louise Zobrist (Jack) of Denver, CO, five grandchildren , and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister Erma Hast and sons –in-law, Raymond Swanson and David Fuller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen, celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. in the church portico.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Wilma’s name may be made to the Repaze Band, C/O Judy Shellenberger, 117 West Hills Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.Knight-ConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 22, 2017

James L. Robinson

James L. Robinson, 82, of Williamsport, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017.  He and his wife the former Sara M. Evans were married 64 years.

He was born on August 19, 1934 in Williamsport and was a son of Paul and Eleanor Edler Robinson. 

Jim was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired from Tetley Tea as a machinist.  He was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church and the Poor Shot Hunting Club.  Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.

In addition to his wife he will be missed by his four daughters, Paula Robinson of Williamsport, Pamela (Curtis) Fink of Williamsport, Patti Jo (James) Turner of Williamsport and Penni Parker of State College; two brothers, Wayne Robinson of Linden, Fred Robinson of AZ; one sister Jeane Weigle of Turbotville; five grandchildren, Brian Fink, Christina Furister, Kyle Turner, Mia Turner, Austin Parker; and three great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother Barry Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport with Pastor Lisa Dadney officiating.  Burial will be in Buchanan Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. 

 

Posted: May 22, 2017




Harry F. McClain (Mac)

Harry F. McClain (Mac), 89, of Cogan Station, passed away, Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Born April 15, 1928 in Sagamore, he was a son of the late George and Eliza (Seese) McClain. On December 2, 1948, he married the former Margaret E. Gephart.

Mac was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church and retired from Textron-Lycoming. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served on the USS K.D. Bailey from 1946-49. He was past commander of the LeRoy O. Buck VFW #7863 Duboistown. He was a life member of the Lycoming County Consolidated Sportsmen and a member of the National Rifle Association. Mac enjoyed hunting and fishing and fondly remembers winning the baseball DesLant Championship in 1948.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 68 years are four children; Susan (William) Corson, Scott McClain, and Virginia (Timothy) Boyles, all of Cogan Station, and Marie Fisher of Williamsport, 17 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Stephen McClain, and four brothers, and five sisters.

Visitation will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 24 at Balls Mills U.M.C. 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, with a funeral service to honor Mac at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 22, 2017

Patricia A. Bickel

Patricia A. Bickel, 79, of Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Manor Care Health Services, North. She was born March 15, 1938 in Williamsport a daughter, of John J. and Beatrice Wenzel Breen.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Margaret Day and a brother, Thomas Breen

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Charles E. Bickel; son, Jeffrey (Laurie) Breen of Muncy; Brothers, John Breen of Williamsport and Richard Breen of Jersey Shore; sister, Susan B. (Robert) Suehr of South Williamsport and her grandchildren, Zachary Breen of Trout Run and Ryan Breen of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Kerry Aucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: May 22, 2017

Andrew William Nagy, Sr.

Andrew William Nagy, Sr., 97, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born March 16, 1920 in Trenton, NJ, he was a son of Louis and Teresa (Kuraly) Nagy. He married Evelyn Jean (Burket) Nagy on November 13, 1945.

Andy graduated from Phillipsburg High School, NJ in 1937. He was an Army Veteran of WWII having obtained rank of master sergeant. He graduated from Williamsport Technical Institute in 1952, and retired after 39 years as a tool and die maker from Wilson Corporation, Sunbury, where he perfected the sleepy clip. Andy enjoyed being outdoors including fishing, hunting, and being in his garden. He was a member of New Covenant United Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to his wife Evelyn of 71 years are four children Andrew W. Nagy, Jr. (Pamela) of Montoursville, Thomas F. Nagy (Karyn) of Montoursville, Daniel M. Nagy (Kevin) of Reston, VA, and Lenora Lynn (Jeffrey Sr.) of Berwick, eight grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

A memorial service to honor Andy’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 26. 2017 at New Covenant Church of Christ 202 East Third St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Andrew’s name may be made to New Covenant United Church of Christ.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 22, 2017




George E. “Gene” Rishel

George E. “Gene” Rishel, 77, of Picture Rocks died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Arista Care Loyalsock, Montoursville. Gene and his wife Rose M. (Stover) Rishel recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on April 8, 2017.

Born May 12, 1940 in Muncy, he is the son of the late Carl M. and Emma K. (Morris) Rishel.
Prior to his retirement in 2002, Gene was employed as a machine operator at Andritz, Muncy, for over 40 years. He also worked for H & R Block Tax Service and then owned and operated his own tax service for many years. He also owned and operated Andrews Disposal Service. Gene attended Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, and was a member of Muncy Lodge, No. 299, F. & A.M., the Williamsport Consistory, and the Muncy Valley Moose Lodge #866.
He loved gardening, long walks, bowling, and riding with his wife on their bicycle built for two. Gene loved spending time with his family and family vacations.
Surviving in addition to his wife Rose is a son, Jeffery E. "J.R." Rishel of Picture Rocks; a daughter, Kelly L. (Sam) Lightbourn of Hughesville: four grandchildren, Cody R. Rishel, Jordan N. (Zachary) Sarginger, Thomas E. (Brooke) McConnell, Jackson P. McConnell; and a brother, Charles E. (Ruth) Rishel of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Mildred Garnhart.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, Pastor Lynn Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call on Tuesday, one hour prior to the funeral, where a Masonic funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene's name to the Alzheimers Association, at alz.org, or to the Leukemia Research Foundation at http://www.allbloodcancers.org/

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

 

Posted: May 19, 2017

William Francis Gunsallus

William Francis Gunsallus, Sr., 62, of Mill Hall passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at home.

Born on July 12, 1954 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Robert H. Gunsallus, Sr. and Clara Bell Smith Gunsallus who survives in Lock Haven.

Francis was employed by Nelson Tree Service as a tree trimmer for several years before his retirement.

He was a member of the Lock Haven Eagles as well as the Lock Haven American Legion Post 131.

Francis was a simple man who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
Most important to him was the time he spent with his grandchildren, especially taking them to camp.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his fiancé, Doris Schenck of Mill Hall; two sons, William “Billy” F. (Julie) Gunsallus, Jr. of Erie and Mark (Jessica) Gill of Lock Haven; four daughters: Crystal Stover of Lock Haven, Lori (Neil) Dunkle of Lock Haven, Alicia Gunsallus of Clearfield, and Lindsay Miller of Lock Haven; four step-children: Desirae (Bill) Hanley of Orviston, Misty (Bobby) Hockenberry of Eagleville, Randy (Courtney Williams) Payton, Jr. of Castanea, and Michael Payton of Mill Hall; five siblings: John (Ann Lipez) Sewalt of Lock Haven, Kay (Kenny) King of McElhattan, Robert (Sherri) Gunsallus, Jr. of Mill Hall, Scotty Gunsallus of Lock Haven, and Wesley Gunsallus of Castanea; twenty grandchildren: Keith Rachau, Jr., Tyler and Jonathon Dunkle, Maranda and Caden Hanley, Caleb, Ryleigh and Dalton Hockenberry, Chase and Autumn Payton, Ava Gunsallus, Aaron and Johnny Jones, Ilyah Miller, Ryder, Doniva and Cora Seyler and Kyra, Maria and Davina Solt; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Hillview Wesleyan Church, 1200 W. Fourth St., Flemington with the Rev. Donald Grant officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Francis’ name may be through the funeral home to either the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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

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

 

Posted: May 22, 2017

Richard A. “Dick” Clark

Richard A. “Dick” Clark, 83, of Trout Run, passed away with family by his side on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former June Kladler, originally from Hampton, VA.

Born April 18, 1934 in Williamsport, he is a son of the late Harold L. and Catherine (Mitcheltree) Clark, Sr.

Dick was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport High School and also attended Williamsport Technical Institute. He served his country in the US Army from 1955-1957 as a radar operator for national defense with the 56th AAA Missile Battalion at Fort Monroe, VA. Dick was employed by Edwards Motor Transit Company, UPS, Shirn’s Pontiac/GMC/Cadillac and retired from AVCO /Lycoming Engines as an engine assembler and tester.

Dick was a charter member of the Road Knights, a local hot rod car club; the Williamsport Go-Kart Club; and the Keystone Sportsmen Association. He enjoyed trap shooting and hunting, radio controlled airplanes, displaying at antique engine shows, motorcycles, and auto racing, particularly sprint cars. He crewed for several dirt track motorcycle and sprint car racing teams.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons; Michael J. (Deborah) Clark of Trout Run, and David E. Clark of Hughesville; two grandsons, Matthew A. Clark of Montoursville, and Andrew M. (Nicole) Clark of Trout Run; two great-grandsons; three nieces and three nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Harold L. Clark, Jr., James E. Clark, and Joanne C. Smith.

A graveside service to honor the life of Richard will be held privately at Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 22, 2017




Sandra L. Moyer

Sandra L. Moyer, 71, of Montoursville, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Sandra married David L. Moyer on October 12, 1991 and has shared 25 years of marriage with David.

Sandy was born on March 30, 1946, in Coudersport, PA and was the daughter of Thelma E. Meacham of Coudersport and the late Elton E. Swift.

Sandy is survived by her husband and mother, a daughter Nicole (Eric Dame) of Montoursville, a step-daughter Wendy Jo (Chris Loomis) Moyer of Orlando, FL and by two sisters Bonnie (Wayne) Hathaway of Coudersport and by Kim (Ivan) Work of Marysville, OH.

Sandy was known as a great cook and baker and enjoyed nothing better than spending time in her kitchen creating her “goodies” to be given to friends and neighbors.

Family and friends are invited to Sandy’s memorial service on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 11 am at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville, with Rev. James Taylor officiating. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9-11am. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In Sandy’s memory and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Endometrial Cancer Research at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, c/o Office of University of Development, PO Box 852 Hershey, PA 17033-0852.

 

Posted: May 19, 2017

Betty Irene VanCampen Uskurait

Betty Irene VanCampen Uskurait, 96, of Williamsport, died Thursday, May 18, 2017.
 
Born September 26, 1920 at home on Bedford Street in Forty Fort, PA, Betty was the first child of Charles Buckley and Irene May Kresge VanCampen. She graduated from the Forty Fort High School in 1938, then attended the former Business School at Wyoming Seminary in Luzerne County, where she excelled in shorthand and typing.
 
Her career in business began in Luzerne County, PA where Betty worked for Mary Emma Manufacturing in Kingston. She then operated the switchboard and performed clerical work for the prestigious brokerage firm of Auchincloss, Parker, and Redpath in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Betty was a beautiful dancer who attended USO dances in the Wilkes-Barre area, and she had several military suitors during World War II.
 
She met her husband, H. Thomas Uskurait, on a blind date at Hanson’s Park, Harvey’s Lake, PA. They were married on April 11, 1945 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, at the bedside of her mother-in-law, Dorothy Winifred Pratt Uskurait.   Marine Sergeant Uskurait had been granted a leave from duty to visit his mother, who had undergone brain surgery. Photographs of the “bedside wedding” of Betty and Tom appeared in many national newspapers on April 12, 1945, sharing the headlines with the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
Betty and her husband moved to Williamsport in 1946, where she was a clerical worker in the family car dealership, VanCampen Motors. Her family built one of the city’s first contemporary homes in the Grampian Hills section, and moved into the residence in July, 1947. Designed by noted architect George Nemeny, the home featured a mountain stone wall and fireplace, built-in birchwood cupboards and bookcases, and radiant heat. The house had been showcased in various architecture publications in the late 1940’s. Betty lived in the residence until shortly before her death.
 
From 1952 until the 1960’s Betty was a homemaker and raised her two children, Mike and Jill. She was active in sorority and bridge clubs, the Lycoming County Republican Committee, JayCee Wives, and she appeared in various charity fashion shows.
 
Betty was employed as a clerk in the Lycoming County Prothonotary Office for 28 years, from 1964 until 1992, when she retired at the age of 72. In her “golden years” Betty enjoyed travelling with the Top of the Hill Club and other retirees groups. She volunteered for the Presbyterian Home, Sycamore Manor, James V. Brown Library READiscovermobile, Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, and the American Cancer Society. She also enjoyed programs at the Messiah Lutheran Senior Center, and reading large print romance and inspirational novels from the Brown Library. She was a lifelong member of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church.
 
Preceding her in death were her beloved sister Lois VanCampen Whitesell in October, 1987, and brother Charles VanCampen in November, 1998.
 
Surviving are a son, Robert Michael Uskurait, and daughter, Jill Kay Wollet; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Rockwell (Christopher), Martina Uskurait, Robert Uskurait (Halee Nichole), Wesley Wollet, and Christopher Wollet (Christine).   Also surviving are six great grandchildren: Daden, Coltyn, and Amelia Rockwell, Tianna and Addison Uskurait, and Aubrey Uskurait.
 
A memorial service to honor Betty’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday. May 22, at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church 807 West Fourth St. Williamsport. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. Monday prior to service. Burial will be at the family’s convenience at the Forty Fort Cemetery alongside Betty’s parents and brother.
 
The family requests donations made in Betty’s memory to Covenant Central Presbyterian Church or the James V. Brown Library 19 East Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
Burial will be at the family’s convenience at the Forty Fort Cemetery alongside Betty’s parents and brother.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 19, 2017

Madelyn V. (Boyd) Bowman

Madelyn V. (Boyd) Bowman, 74, of Williamsport and formerly of Philadelphia, went to be with her lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was married to the late Benjamin F. Bowman, Jr. for over 45 years until his death in March 2002.

Madelyn was born on March 5, 1943 in Philadelphia and was the daughter of Alberta (Morgan) Boyd Taylor of Philadelphia and the late Samuel Boyd. She was a dedicated homemaker who loved her children, loved music and enjoyed cooking.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son; Ronald C. Branham of Williamsport, four daughters; Donna M. Gilliard (Albert) of Philadelphia, Shelley G. Myers (Kenneth) of Williamsport, Lorene D. Good (Demetrius) of Philadelphia and Rhonda Branham of Philadelphia, 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers; Samuel Boyd (Diane) of Philadelphia and Claude Taylor of Philadelphia, two sisters; Helen Hill (Frederick) of North Carolina and Claudia Taylor of Philadelphia and a special friend; William Collier of Georgia. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one daughter; Lynette Ayers and two brothers; Wesley Boyd and Craig Taylor.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 19, 2017




Frederick A. “Fred” English

Frederick A. “Fred” English, 72, of Jersey Shore, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Frederick was born in Williamsport, July 15, 1944 and was the son of the late James Richard and Minnie (Clark) English. He attended Jersey Shore High School. He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. Fred was a devoted husband, father of 3 and was a farmer his whole life. Fred was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family.

Fred is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty J.(Beamer) English, his children: Frederick A. English, Penny A. (Michael) Wenger and Laura L. (Marcus) Wenger, 10 grandchildren and siblings: Marjorie Black, Carol Montei, Sue Greening, Janice Hensler, and Lucy Finn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Thomas English Sr.

There will be a public viewing 9 a.m. – 12 (noon) Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at noon. Pastor Robert Regan will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Christian Hill Cemetery, Warrensville.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: May 18, 2017

David L. Rooker

David L. Rooker, 58, of Muncy Valley, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home.

Born July 9, 1958 in Muncy, he was son of the late Wesley D. and Linda (Hess) Rooker. He married Jane Campbell.

David was a very artistic man, who loved the outdoors, fishing, and socializing with friends.

He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Rooker; three sisters, Susan Mensch, Nancy Miller, and Janet Wynings; a brother, Wade Sullivan; and grandchildren,.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Campbell) Rooker; and a brother, Kenneth Rooker.

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

 

Posted: May 19, 2017

Martha E. Johnson

Martha E. Johnson, 72, of Williamsport, passed away with family by her side on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born April 16, 1945 in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late Merle B. and Sarah (Gregg) Griffin.

Martha worked at Wundies for 20 years, at Jostens in State College for 15 years and retired after spending seven years at Giant Food Stores as a cashier. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, collecting Indian memorabilia, and loved to go fishing. Her greatest passion was her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are four sons, Charles F. (Amy Jo) Rutherford, Jr. of Duncansville, Leonard C. (Melissa) Hazel Jr., Francis L. (Michele) Hazel, and Lynn W. (Cindy) Hazel all of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; and seven siblings, Margaret A. Levan, Mahlon A. Griffin, Marlin J. Griffin, Ada F. Reardick, Charles E. Griffin, Lynn E. Griffin and Albert R. Griffin.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Hazel, Sr., and Sylvester S. Johnson, and 10 siblings.

A funeral service to honor the life of Martha will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Rev. Brian F. VanFossen, officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be in Martha’s name to the Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Cancer Treatment Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 19, 2017




Matthew F. Cendoma

At the age of 92, Matthew F. Cendoma (known lovingly as Opa), died at Manor Care South on May 7, 2017, and journeyed on to rest in eternal peace with his beautiful wife of 67 years, Gloria. His family extends heartfelt gratitude to the MCS staff for their care during his residency. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Antonetta Cendoma, and his eldest brother, Emanuel. He is survived by his siblings, Theresa Lomison, James Cendoma, Rosie Fagnano, his children, Cynthia (Bob), Matthew, Trish (John), Antoinette, his grandchildren, Prudence, Gabriel, Sarah (Mike), Danny, and his two great-grandchildren, Bella and Domanick. A Williamsport native, Matthew enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. Private Cendoma then bravely and honorably served in WWII during 1944-45 as a demolitions specialist in Europe, where he helped to liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He returned home where he “literally bumped into the best thing that ever happened to him” while walking down Pine St. In 1947, he married his “Rosie the Riveter” and love of his life, Gloria Casale. Matthew attended Lycoming College on the G.I. Bill, graduated in 1951, and dedicated himself to supporting his growing family by obtaining his real estate brokers license. He started his own company, STAR Real Estate, and was the owner of the Skylight Motel in Linden, PA. He lived his life exemplifying the values of the “Greatest Generation” through his commitment to his community. He made a point to stay current on all aspects of governance and to contribute to it every chance he got because “it is the right thing to do.” Matthew took pride more in the accomplishments of others than he did in his own, even though he was hard-working, resourceful, and could literally “sell ice cubes to Eskimos” with his acute business-savvy. But whether it was picnics at Worlds End, family outings to NYC, to the ocean, or to the Southwest, or taking one of his grandchildren fishing, he always balanced work with the most meaningful thing in his life, his family. This was most evident at the evening meal when he would sit at the head of the table, break a fresh loaf of Italian bread, and talk with his family about the events of the day. As a family man, Opa was devoted, loving, and strived to make each person in his life feel their importance. Above all, in everything he undertook or encountered in his life, Matthew Cendoma always gave 100% effort. Said of him by loved ones: he was proud of his Italian heritage; he was a sharp dresser and took pride in his appearance through his final days; he had a way with words, but always spoke with real, heartfelt sincerity; and his strength and courage is reflected in the words of so many who felt “he was my hero.” Please join us to celebrate his heroic life. A memorial will be held on Thursday, May 18, at 11:00am-Noon at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Cendoma will be laid to rest together in a shared urn at Wildwood Cemetery immediately following. A military graveside salute will take place in his honor at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the Lycoming County Democratic Committee, c/o Steve Muthler, LCDC Treasurer, PO Box 34, Antes Fort, PA 17720 in Matthew Cendoma’s memory, and in his civic honor, please go vote on May 16th. Peace be with you all.

 

Posted: May 17, 2017

Carl L. Helms

Carl L. Helms, 92, of Annville, and formerly of Williamsport, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Born June 19, 1924, in East Stroudsburg, Carl was a son of the late James L. and Margaret E. (Shafer) Helms. On March 26, 1949, he married the former Naomi V. Smith, who preceded him in death on October 22, 2008.

Carl was a member of St. John’s–Newberry United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He served honorably in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Wichita, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class. He was a mechanical draftsman for E. Keeler/Tampella Co. retiring in 1988.

Carl enjoyed bowling in the church bowling league at Harvest Moon Lanes and mixed doubles league at Faxon Bowling, fishing the area streams, Penn State Football and making several trips to Colorado to visit his grandchildren. He enjoyed square dancing and going on trips through the Top of the Hill Club with his wife.

Carl is survived by three children, Cindy (Jeffrey) Luttman, of Cleona, Lana Helms, of Palmyra and Stephen (Lori) Helms, of Topton; three grandchildren, Kyle (Katherine) Luttman, Tyler Luttman, both of Ft. Collins, CO and Leanda Helms, of Lakeville, MA; a great-grandson, Emerson Luttman and a sister, Audrey Lessig of East Stroudsburg.

In addition to his parents and wife of 59 years, Carl was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Adele Marsh and a brother, John W. Helms.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carl will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday May 20 at St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport with Pastor Jay Jones, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carl’s name to St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 17, 2017

USAF SMSgt (Ret) Gregory M. Lepley


 
Greg was born in Williamsport PA in October 1947 and passed away in St. Petersburg FL on January 9, 2017. His parents were Don & Madeline Lepley.   He grew up in Montoursville. He graduated from Montoursville High School in 1965.  While there Greg played football and basketball.  After HS he joined the US Air Force and became USAF Para Rescue Jumper (PJ).  During his 21 years as a PJ he participated in the recovery of some of the space capsules when the splashed in the ocean. Greg achieved the rank od Senior Master Sargent.  I have many fond memories with Greg and am truly sad at his end of life.

Thanks to the USAF Para Rescue (PJ) Greg is now buried in Fort Indian Town Gap National Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Posted: May 17, 2017




Kenneth R. Maciejewski

Kenneth R. Maciejewski, 89, of Hughesville died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Arista Care Loyalsock. Kenneth and his wife Mary E. (Barbour) Maciejewski would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this May 24, 2017.

Born March 30, 1928, in Hughesville, he is the son of the late Thaddeus J. and Lillian (Artley) Maciejewski. Kenny was a 1945 graduate of Hughesville High School. He served in the U.S. Army in 1950 during the Korean Conflict with the 45th Infantry Division (Signal Company) and was Past Commander and Past Adjutant at the Glenn Sharrow Post #35 American Legion, Hughesville. He was employed for 52 years as an auto mechanic with the Ford dealerships of Hughesville, from John Turner on Railroad Street to Bob McCormick on Main Street, retiring in March of 1993. He is a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a former member of the PA Ridge Runner Travel Club. Kenny enjoyed spending time with his family and had a passion for reading.

Surviving in addition to his wife Mary is one daughter, Susan E. Lyons of Hughesville; a son, David L. (Kathleen) Maciejewski of Muncy; two grandsons, Michael Lyons of Mifflinburg, Devin Q. Maciejewski of Muncy; three great grandchildren; a niece Corinne (Steve) Donvan of Duxbury, MA; and a nephew Christian (Barbara) Maciejewski of Meredith, NH; and a sister-in-law Suzanne Maciejewski of Norwood, MA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Glenn Maciejewski.

Graveside memorial services will be private at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with Pastor Cinda Brucker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to Hughesville Public Library, 146 S. 5th St, Hughesville, PA 17737

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

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

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

Matthew Myers Rook

Matthew Myers Rook, 79, of Loyalsock, died peacefully May 13 in The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Matt was born August, 7, 1937, at home in Williamsport. He was the devoted son of Thelma (Welch) Rook.

Matt graduated from Williamsport High School in 1956. He was a multi-talented athlete, excelling in football, basketball and baseball. Matt attended Lycoming College on a football scholarship then transferred to finish his education at Ventura College, Ventura, Calif., on a baseball scholarship. While in California he was sought out by the San Francisco Giants. In 1989, he was inducted into the West Branch Sports Hall of Fame for football, basketball and softball.

During his children’s youth he coached Sunday School basketball and managed the Electricians at Brandon Little League.

Matt was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Father Reichsteiners Council 366 assembly (The Knights of Columbus.)

Matt pursued other interests briefly before joining the Williamsport Police Department in 1962. There Matt was promoted through the ranks ultimately being appointed Chief of the Williamsport Police Department. In 1980, Matt held that position until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of FOP Lodge No. 29.

Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Susan (Beck) Rook and their four children, Chris (Linda) Rook, of Richland, Mich., Julie (Bill) Clees, of Montoursville, Randy (Tammy) Rook, of Williamsport, and Matt, of Lock Haven. Matt was also greatly blessed with twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Matt was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Rook; and two sisters, Jean Fagles and Betty Bartholomew.

Most of all, Dad loved his family and friends. He was very proud of his Irish heritage, which only goes on to speak for his love of Notre Dame. He cherished the fun times; always having a sense of humor which he applied each day of his life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 10 a.m. With his pastor Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. The family will receive family and friends in the Church portico from 9-9:45 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests in lieu of flowers,memorial contributions be made in his name to the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, PO box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148, (Memorial I.D. 10990884), or Lycoming Police Camp Cadet Foundation Inc., PO Box 234, Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: May 17, 2017

Jack Franklin Hauck

Jack Franklin Hauck, 88, a resident of Muncy, PA, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the Muncy Valley Hospital SNU. Born in Milton, Northumberland County, PA, on Thursday, September 27, 1928, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Dorothy (Eschbach) Hauck.

He was the husband of Ruth A. (Sager) Hauck with whom he celebrated a 66th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2016.

Jack was a 1946 graduate of Milton High School and furthered his education by graduating from the Central Pennsylvania Business School at Harrisburg.

He honorably served during the Second World War with the U.S. Marines in the Panama Canal Zone.

He was a retired statistical business manager with the Sunoco Oil Co. at Harrisburg, PA. When Jack began his career it was known as the Kelly Oil Co.

Jack was an avid golfer and a member of the Colonial Park Golf Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one half-brother, Roy Hauck, Jr. of Watsontown, PA. Jack is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, PA. 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: May 17, 2017




Alice R. Berry

Alice R. Berry, 69, of Gamble Twp., passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home. She was born February 3, 1948 in Williamsport a daughter of Rodney and Ruth Loudenslager Boyles.

She was predeceased by her mother; her husband of 48 years Duane E. Berry, son, Brian Duane Berry, three grandsons and brother, David R. Boyles.

Alice was a member of Beech Valley United Methodist Church and in her earlier years worked for the former Carey McFall and after the birth of their second child became a stay at home mom.

Alice is survived by her father of Warrensville; son, Curtis E. (Vickie) of NC; daughter, Elizabeth E. (McClure, Jr.) Flook of Jersey Shore; brother, Keith L. (Sandy) Boyles of Williamsport; sisters, Joann M. McElheny of Williamsport, and Sandra K. (Rickie, Jr.) Johns of Warrensville, and her granddaughter, Annalisa.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Katherine Behrens officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to the Colon Cancer Coalition, 5666 Lincoln Dr., Suite 270, Edina, MN 55436.

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

Doris L. Hartranft

Doris L. Hartranft, 84, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Hartranft.

Born May 22, 1932, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Laura C. (Bohart) Gephart.

Doris was formerly employed at CA Reed. She was a member of the former St. Paul United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, having family picnics and going to Sunday drives through the woods. Most of all Doris treasured every moment spent with her family.

Surviving are her six children, George (Tina) Hartranft, Donna (Thomas) Gouldy, David (Sarah) Hartranft, Sandra (Dennis) Lukowsky, Virginia (Paul) Bartron, and Phyllis (James) Capps; 16 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; and her three brothers, Jack (Vernice) Gephart, of Spokane, Wash., Lawrence (Ruth) Gephart, of Tampa, Fla. and Rodney (Jean) Gephart, of Spartanburg, S.C.  

To honor her wishes, a graveside service will be held privately in Trout Run Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  

Arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

Joanne E. Harner

Joanne E. Harner, 81, of Williamsport, died Monday, May 15, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Jack Harner âShortyã on July 5, 2013.

Born August 14, 1935, in Williamsport she was a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth R. (Brenholtz) Bower.

Joanne was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked as a bookeeper at the former Northern Central Bank and Williamsport National Bank, and she retired from Jersey Shore State Bank. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, attending the hootenannies and bluegrass festivals and traveling to Yellow Stone National Park.

Surviving are two sisters, Barbara L. Munsell (Daniel), of Williamsport and Rebecca A. Jean, of Duboistown; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; six step-children, Michael, Ralph, and Robert Harner, Sherry Jones, Jackie Young and Jeanne Harner; and many step-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy J. Slater; and brother-in-law, Lewis S. Jean.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport followed by a memorial service to honor Joanne’s life at 2 pmwith The Rev. A. Elisabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.

Memorial donations in Joanne’s name may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: May 16, 2017




Sara Cardennis

Sara Cardennis, age 66, passed away on May 14, 2017 at Hershey Medical Center after a 10-month battle with cancer. Her loving and devoted husband, Bill Cardennis remained by her side every step of the way.

Sara was born to the late Kenneth and Marian Breon on May 25, 1950 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1968. After high school, she started a family with the late Pete McCowan. Together they had two sons, Nathan and Aaron. She was widowed in 1994. Sara was dedicated to her career. During her lifetime, she worked for Sylvania and retired from Kellogg’s in 2015.

Sara thoroughly enjoyed exercise and fitness training, getting together with the girls, and family gatherings. The time she spent with her granddaughter Carrie and her children, were her happiest of days.

Sara is preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Marian Breon; brother Joel Breon; and first husband Pete McCowan.

Sara is survived by her husband Bill Cardennis; sons Nathan (Jacqueline) McCowan and Aaron (Kathy) McCowan; grandchildren Carrie Edkin, Wylder McCowan and Angus McCowan; great-grandchildren Austin and Ally. In addition, Sara is survived by her extended Cardennis family including step-children Melissa, Neisha, Nicholas, and Rebecca, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Community Baptist Church, 1853 PA-87, Montoursville on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Central PA. Donations may be mailed to 125 Lucy Ave, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

Esther M. Houseknecht

Esther M. Houseknecht, 92, of Muncy Valley, died Monday, May 15, 2017 at her home.

Born September 29, 1924 in Penn Twp., she was a daughter of the late George H. and Stella V. (Snyder) Kepner. Her husband of 62 years, the late Robert L. Houseknecht, Sr., preceded her in death on June 8, 2005.

Esther was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1942. She was a founding member of the Muncy Valley Fire Company Auxiliary. Esther enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, quilting, bird watching, traveling with her husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Leonard and Carolyn Reed. She was a very family oriented person and always cherished every moment she got to spend with her loved ones.

She is survived by five daughters: Regina L. Miller of Eagles Mere, June M. (Duane) Bender of Muncy Valley, Sylvia L. (David) Bressler of Hughesville, Kristin L. (Chris) Downey of Huntersville, and Melinda L. (Brian) McKenna of Lebanon; two sons, Robert L. (Libby) Houseknecht Jr of Montgomery, and David L. (Sue) Houseknecht of Muncy Valley; two brothers, Clyde Kepner of Muncy, and Marlyn Kepner of Hughesville; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn L. Stanton; five brothers, Gerald, Oscar, Ralph, Melvin, and Lewis Kepner; and four sisters, Claire Penta, Thelma Burkhart, Glenna Gardner, and Grace Kepner.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 19 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Kathy Burkhart officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the evening prior, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

Janis C. Dean

Janis C. Dean, 82, of S. Highland St., Lock Haven passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Jersey Shore Manor Care.

Born July 3, 1934 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Fenton H. and Ruby Kling Caldwell.

Janis was a 1952 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

She was married to William Gilbert Dean who preceded her in death in 2004.
Janis was employed at the former New York and Pennsylvania Paper Mill, Lock Haven University, the Smart Shop, and finally J.C. Penney’s as a bookkeeper until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Lock Haven where she was active in her Sunday School class and sang in the choir.
Janis was a devoted member of the Lock Haven Elks where served as treasurer, a Charter Member of the Clinton County Herb Guild, and a life member of the Lock Haven American Legion Post 131.

Where help was needed, Janis was always willing to give a hand.
Surviving are several cousins and her friends, Sue Counsil, Margaret Rechel, and Karma Mader.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Patty Dodds officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 PM until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Janis’ name may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

Janis’ friends would like to thank Jersey Shore Manor Care for their exceptional care given to Janis over the last 4.5 years.

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

 

Posted: May 16, 2017




Richard D. Roan

Richard D. Roan, 82, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born October 12, 1934, he was the son of Robert W. and Sylvia M. Cohick Roan.    He and his wife Carol (Kate) would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on September 22.
 
When Rich was 16 years old he left high school and he and Kate eloped to Winchester VA. He eventually learned to auctioneer, working under his father. In 1963 he and his brother Chuck bought the business from their father and formed the corporation of Bob, Chuck & Rich Roan Inc. In 1989 Rich became the sole proprietor of the business and lead two more generations in the family business. He remained somewhat active in the business until his death. His love of antiques and the great amount of knowledge he had about them was known to everyone. He was fortunate to make many lifelong friends through his business and he appreciated his hard working and loyal employees. He loved to share stories of his travels and experiences.
 
Rich was a life member of the Wheel Inn, The Red Run Rod & Gun Club, The Republican League, The Ralston Hunting Club and the NRA. He was also a member of the North American Wild Sheep Foundation, Eastern FNAWS, The Williamsport Wheel Club, The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, which honored him as Auctioneer of the Year in 2005 and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2008. He donated his time and talents to raise money for many local charities including the American Cancer Society, Ducks Unlimited, The Less Fortunate Boys Benefit of the Williamsport Wheel Club and The Penn College Foundation.
 
He was a man who put his family’s needs first and taught his family to help those less fortunate. His greatest joy was giving to others.
 
Rich is survived by his wife Kate, his daughter Robin (Tim) Pardoe, sons Randy (Jean), Rick, Ron, Rod (Amy); his five grandchildren Amanda (Kris) Covert, Morgan (Brittnee) Roan, Kati (Chad) Zsilavecz, Zane (Lesley) Pardoe and Zachary Roan; and nine great grandchildren Gracie and Amelia Covert, Mason, Mollie and Max Roan, Olivia and Anna Zsilavecz, Lyla Pardoe and Hailey Haefner. He is also survived by a sister Helen Roan and brothers Chuck and Don Roan. He was predeceased by brothers Bob and Carl.
 
There will be a memorial service on Sunday June 11, 2:00 PM, followed by a celebration of his life at Roan’s Auction Gallery, 3530 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station. Please come and share your memories of Rich with his family.
 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Rich’s memory be made to the Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 15, 2017

Joseph M. Bem

Joseph M. Bem, 45, of Williamsport died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born September 22, 1971 in Reading, he was the son of Eugene and Marie (Focht) Bem.

Joseph was a 1989 graduate of Reading High School.

He was formerly employed by Reading Electric and most recently worked as electrican for Williamsport Wire Rope.

Joseph was an avid sports fan of the N.Y. Mets, Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, Little League Baseball, Reading Phillies and Williamsport Crosscutters. He enjoyed music, vacationing at the beach and classic cars.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years Tracie (De Hotman) Bem, his children, Kahlie “Lina” De Hotman, Kurdt “Monkey” De Hotman, Kainen “Little Boy” Bem, Keighan “Snoopy” Bem, his father, Eugene Bem of Reading, a sister Jamie Heverling of Reading, nephews, Jared and Taylor Heverling, Bryce Miller, a niece, Averi Miller, and sister-in-law, Kristen De Hotman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Bem, and grandparents Doris and Russell Focht, and Michael and Dorothy Bem.

A funeral service to honor the life of Joseph will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. There will be a viewing from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 16, 2017

John Davis “Papa John” Nixon

John Davis “Papa John” Nixon, 70, of 410 S. Highland St., Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

John was born in Philipsburg on January 24, 1947, the son of the late William C. and Dorothy Blake Nixon.

He was a 1965 graduate of Clearfield High School.

John was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1966 to 1968, stationed in Korea.

On November 15, 1969 in Lock Haven he married the former Toni A. Ricker whom preceded him in death on January 31, 2014.

John was employed by Hammermill Paper Company for several years before going to work for Lowes of Mill Hall and Lock Haven Taxi.

He was a fan of Penn State Football and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed playing the part of Santa Claus at Hammermill on a yearly basis. John was an avid Amazon shopper and enjoyed watching the American Pickers television show. Most of all, John adored the time he spent with his family.

John is survived by two daugthers, Stacie (Thad Callahan) Mercado of Avis and Kristie B. Dion of Lock Haven; two brothers, Roger (Sharon) Nixon of Lock Haven and Richard Nixon of Arizona; six grandchildren, Eric, Dorissa and Justin Mercado, Erica Dion and Alexis and Zachary Callahan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by two son-in-laws, Eric “Eddie” Mercado and Matthew C. Dion; and a brother, William E. Nixon.

A funeral service with will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Bill Fowler officiating followed by a Military Honor Guard service.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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

 

Posted: May 16, 2017




Margaret Mary McGrath “Peg” Hatch

Margaret Mary McGrath “Peg” Hatch of Hughesville and formerly of Norristown, died at her home on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Peg was born on December 7, 1927 to the late Joseph and Ellie (Shine) McGrath. She was married to her husband John, to whom she was devoted, for 58 years until his death in 2007.

Peg graduated from St. Matthew's High School and Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, as an RN. She and John were the proprietors of Tivoli Tavern from 1976-1989. She also delivered Meals-on-Wheels for a number of years. Peg was a member the Picture Rocks Bocce Team and a parishioner of Church of the Resurrection in Muncy. She volunteered on many occasions for her church and performed many acts of kindness for those she knew.

She is survived by her children, John of Camp Hill, Barbara (Daniel) of Wyomissing, Ellie (Jay) of Somers, NY, Patrick (Hyun) of overseas, and Kate (Dave) of Hughesville; grandchildren, Stephen, Laura, Monica, Joseph, Thomas and Regina Murnane, Patrick, Maggie and Joseph Hashmall, and John and Sean Poust; beloved nieces and nephews, and her sister Jane Hughes of Norristown.

She is predeceased by her husband John, sisters Kathleen Curren and Eleanor McGrath, and brother Joseph McGrath.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating.. Burial in will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.

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

 

Posted: May 15, 2017

Leona R. Kepner

Leona R. Kepner, 89, of Dushore, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born October 15, 1927 in Moreland Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer Lester and Bernice L. (Hill) Reed. Her husband of 59 years, William E. Kepner Sr., preceded her in death on July 16, 2005.

Leona retired from the former Bro Dart’s as a quality control manager. She and her late husband also farmed for many years on their family farm in Moreland Township. Leona was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking and baking, winning numerous awards for her pies at several local fairs. She was a spiritual women who currently attended the New Albany Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William E. Kepner Jr. of Dushore; a brother, Fred L. Reed of Hughesville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Buddy.

In addition to her parents and husband, Leona was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Lawrence, and Sylvan Reed; and a sister, Effie Rupert.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Rev. Terry R. Van Horn officiating. A private family burial will follow in Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Dushore Fire Company, P.O. Box 517, Dushore, PA 18614.

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

 

Posted: May 15, 2017

Gary E. Daivs

The family of Gary E. Daivs will hold a memorial service 12 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale.

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

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

 

Posted: May 15, 2017




Orrel E. Rider

Orrel E. Rider, 98, Hughesville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville, PA.

Born August 8, 1918 in Jordan Twp., she was a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Clark) Temple. She married the late A. Warren Rider, who preceded her in death on May 9, 2007.

Orrel was the oldest member of Moreland Baptist Church, having been there since 1939. She was a great hard working woman, farm wife, and mother of her children. Later in life she lived at Wolf Run Village for eight and a half years, where she received wonderful care and attention for which her family will be forever grateful.

She is survived by three daughters, Faye (Donald) Konkle of Montoursville, Nancy (William) Jones of Montoursville, and Kathy (Harvey) Stauffer of Muncy; two sons, Wayne (Ann) Rider of Hughesville and Larry (Judith) Rider of Muncy; six grandsons, Donald Konkle, Scott Konkle, Craig Konkle, John Rider, Quinn Kirk, and Adam Kirk; five granddaughters, Amy Wallis, Susan Stackhouse, Sara Dobson, Casi Confer, and Jan Lamper; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Earl Temple; and four sisters, Virginia Little, Ellen, Florence, and DeEtte Temple.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with her nephew Greg Houseknecht and Rev. Robert Ingraham co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: May 11, 2017

Timothy S. Steck

Timothy S. Steck, 66, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, May 9, 2015 at Gatehouse Hospice in Williamsport.

He was born on September 2, 1950 in Williamsport to the late William and Ann (McCaII) Steck.

He married Carol Bloom, with whom he celebrated 31 years of marriage, on October 12, 1985.

Tim graduated from Williamsport High School in 1968 and Waynesburg University with a degree in Secondary Education; where became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He then attended
Williamsport Area Community College (now Penn College) with degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration. He was employed by Schnadig Corporation in research and development, and
later in the production department. He also worked for his father at W.P. Steck Rewinding Service.

Tim was a very active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where he was a former Treasurer, member of the choir and served on numerous ministries and committees. Tim was a board member of West House Personal Care Home and of AIDS Resource Alliance. A former avid bowler, Tim was elected to the Pennsylvania Bowling Hall of Fame in 2015. He was also involved in many community activities,
including the monthly senior luncheons at St. John's United Methodist Church where he scheduled entertainment and made calls for reservations.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, his sister Patricia Steck and her husband Dale Fujikawa of Yorba Linda, CA, an aunt, Mary (Lavern) Fields of Gulf Breeze FL, and cousins, Russ, Janet, Linda, Lee, and Rob.

The funeral service will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 20 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the service begins. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

The family requests any donations be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St, Williamsport, PA 17701, West House Personal Care Home, 616 W. Edwin St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Central Susquehanna Sight Services, 348 Market St, Sunbury, PA 17801.

Arrangements are being handled be Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 11, 2017

Roberta Lois “Bertie” Coleman

A memorial service will be held Noon Saturday, May 20 at Garden View Church of Christ 1941 Princeton Ave. Williamsport, for “Bertie” who entered the Gates of Heaven on Feb. 10, 2017. A visitation will be held from 11-Noon prior to service.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: May 12, 2017




Hugh O. “Buzz” Byerly

Hugh O. “Buzz” Byerly, 83, of Williamsport, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Arista Care Nursing Center, Montoursville.

He was married on May 2, 1964 to the former J. Marie Flock, who survives.

Hugh was born on July 9, 1933 in Dalmatia, PA and was the son of the late Oscar H. and Fara U. (Bingaman) Byerly. He graduated from Lower Mahanoy Joint High School (now known as Line Mountain) then graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War. He was a prior partner at Byerly’s Service Registered, a transportation firm, and later worked in commercial truck sales. Memberships include St. Marks Lutheran Church, Williamsport, Dalmatia Chapter of the Kiwanis, Williamsport Consistory and Salt Run Hunting Club.

In addition to his wife Marie, with whom he just celebrated 53 years of marriage, he is survived by one son; Jeffrey A. Byerly (Beth) of Williamsport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Clyde Byerly.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Chapel of St. Marks Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport. All other services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 10, 2017

Joanne "Jo" Beth Fischer

It is with great sadness we inform you that our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Joanne Beth Fischer (nee Shultz) died March 9,  2017 at the age of 78. 
 
Joanne "Jo"  was born October 29, 1938 in Bloomsburg ,Pennsylvania, daughter of Paul H Shultz and Margaret  B Morrison.

After graduating from Montgomery Area High School in 1957 she joined the United States Armed Forces/WAC and served as a medic
while stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, where  she met her husband Hans H Fischer, whom she married in 1960.

Joanne devoted her life and love to her family and  was blessed with two daughters,  Angela Jo (wife of Doctor Brian D. Borland) and Karena Renee (wife of Shane R. Youmans. Later she joyfully welcomed two grandsons,  Joshua M. Fuller and Justin M. Fuller.

She continued her nursing career in both nursing facilities and home care. She loved to put her heart into words, especially poetry and she enjoyed drawing, capturing the beauty in everyone and everything around her. Joanne's great faith and love of God, through his Son Jesus Christ, blessed her with a loving warm heart that touched everyone.

She enjoyed life, conversation and good times with her family and many friends and would readily be available in their time of need..That is what she truly loved and enjoyed,,caring for others.  Whoever had the privilege to meet and know her shall  never forget her.
 
When God called Joanne from this world after a long illness, she joined the family members who preceded her in death, her husband Hans, her grandson Justin, brothers Paul and Walter(Butch) and sister Louise.
 
She will forever remain in the hearts of the family and friends she left behind.

In sorrow, but gratitude for every moment  she was part of our lives:
 
Angela Jo Borland, daughter and Dr. Brian Borland, Karena R.  Youmans, daughter and Shane R. Youmans, Joshua M. Fuller, grandson and Rosa M. Fuller, Dora Mae Smith,sister and Mr. Donald M Smith Sr.
Donna C. Hampton,sister and Mr. William E. Hampton, Larry W. Shultz,brother and Linda Shultz, Along with their families and all who loved her.
 
Funeral services will be held at the:
First United Methodist Church, 41 West Houston Ave., Montgomery, PA
May 27, 2017  at Two o'clock in the afternoon.

Pastor Christopher Long Officiating

Memorial contributions to honor Joanne, may be made to the First United Methodist Church Montgomery, PA

 

Posted: May 11, 2017

Phyllis Balliet Odell

Phyllis Balliet Odell, 87, Hughesville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born August 30, 1929 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late Domer F. and Kathryn S. (Tate) Balliet. She married the late, William Odell who preceded her in death December 27, 2009.

Phyllis was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville. She enjoyed watching Penn State Football and golf, but above all she loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Karyn Yagel of South Williamsport and Lynne (Denny) Snyder of Montoursville; a brother, Ralph Balliet of Muncy; and a grandson, Ryan Petersen of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Donald, Jack, and Jim Balliet; and one sister, Kay Wertz.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 South Main Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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

 

Posted: May 11, 2017




Dr. John F. Yon

Dr. John F. Yon, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, fell into the warm embrace of his loving God on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3 weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. On May 29, 2017, he would have celebrated his 80th wedding anniversary with his wife, the former Lucile E. Orlin, his beloved "Fuzz", who survives him. During his lifetime, John was totally devoted to his wife and family putting their well-being and happiness above his own personal needs.

Born May 28, 1915, in Altoona, he was the son of the late Kathryn Brandt and Frank Yon. His childhood years were spent in Altoona until he left to attend Lock Haven State Teachers College (now Lock Haven University). There he met Lucile, the love of his life, to whom he was totally devoted. Over the term of their marriage, they spent only a few days apart doing virtually everything together.

After graduating from Lock Haven, John’s first job was as principal of a small high school in Penfield. Two years later, he left to join the faculty of Altoona School District where he taught junior high school English and high school chemistry for 16 years. During that time he took additional courses at Penn State, eventually earning his master's degree and Doctor of Education. Upon completion of his doctoral work, he was hired by Penn State as Coordinator of Student Teachers for eastern Pennsylvania and was named Educator of the Year by Lock Haven University. His new position required him to move to Doylestown, where he and his family spent nine pleasant years. During that time, he became Assistant Superintendent of Central Bucks School District. Edinboro College (now University) in Edinboro, then hired him as Vice President of Student Personnel Services, a position he held until his retirement in 1978.

John and Lucile travelled the world extensively including a 40-day train trip from London to Hong Kong and a 10-week stint as a visiting professor at the University of Sindh in Hyderbad, Pakistan.

In 1978, John and Lucile fulfilled one of his life-long dreams and moved to the beach, their family vacation destination for 40 years. Their condo in Ocean City, N.J., provided a great family vacation spot for their visiting children and grandchildren for 15 years. They subsequently moved to Hollidaysburg, and eventually Williamsport, where they resided in the Williamsport Home Apartments.

Surviving besides his wife, Lucile, are one sister, Juan Bickel, of Duncansville; three daughters, Jacqueline (Ken) Hickok, of York Haven, LuAnn (Jim) Duffy, of Somerdale, N.J. and Cherie (Bill) Hodrick, of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren (and one on the way); and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and one sister.

Services will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The family will receive visitors from 9-10 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Michael McCormick at 10 a.m. Entombment will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Altoona, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, in memory of John Yon.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: May 10, 2017

Linda F. Herbst

Linda F. Herbst, 70, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Danny L. Herbst in 1997.

Born June 6, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late J. Robert and Sara (Boyer) Fryling.

Linda graduated from Williamsport High School and Bloomsburg College with a degree in education. She taught elementary education for a brief time in Bath, N.Y. and at Cochran Elementary School. She later retired from Rite-Aid as a Pharmacy Technician. 

She was a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and a current member of St. Luke Lutheran Church where she was very active. She was a PIAA Swimming and Diving official for 37 years and a NCAA Swimming and Diving official. Linda was a swimming teacher for over 50 years. She was a member of the Women’s Lycoming County Bowling Association. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and singing in the choir. Most of all she enjoyed being a Grandma and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie A. Confer (Schane), of Montoursville and Barbara A. Herbst (Chris Reeder), of Watertown, Mass.; two grandchildren, Addison and Macie Confer; and a niece, Kim Rios (Paco), of Deltona, Fla.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth F. Ward.

A funeral service to honor the life of Linda will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport with the Rev. A. Elisabeth Aurand officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family requests no flowers and that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or North Central PA Dialysis, 1660 Sycamore Road No. B, Montoursville, PA 17754 or a charity of donor’s choice. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: May 10, 2017

Mary Elizabeth (Bower) Gavitt

Mary Elizabeth (Bower) Gavitt, 54, passed away on May 9, at her home in Muncy surrounded by her loved ones, including her dogs, Dixie and Bess. Mary was born July 14, 1962 to late Donald E. and A. Elizabeth (Gross) Bower and raised in the country near Watsontown. Like her Grandmother Gross, Mary had a passion for animals and the family home housed a menagerie of pets. Mary was an accomplished equestrian, riding her Tennessee Walkers, Encore and Scout. Mary was a social member of the Turbotville VFW Post # 8206.

After her graduation from Warrior Run High School in 1980, Mary enrolled at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA. After her sophomore year, Mary had the opportunity to gain an internship at The University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious New Bolton Center in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The New Bolton Center, an academic large animal hospital, afforded Mary the opportunity to study at one of the busiest large animal teaching veterinary clinics in the nation.

In 1991 Mary was offered a position at Bucknell University in their Animal Behavior Laboratory. For 26 years, until the time of her death, Mary cared for Bucknell’s animals; specifically the primates living there. She was extremely loyal, thoughtful, and concerned herself with making the animals’ lives happy ones. In addition Mary was instrumental in training students how to work with those intelligent creatures and was inevitably responsible for teaching the young people some life-lessons along the way. On May 26, 2009, Bucknell’s President, Brian C. Mitchell, presented Mary with the John F. Zeller Award for Staff Excellence for her dedication and expertise as head animal caretaker and Employee of the Year. An additional award for 26 Years of Outstanding Service and Dedication to Primates was presented to her just prior to her death.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Kevin W. Gavitt, on June 14, 1998 and her second husband, Chester C. Swank, Jr. on September 16, 2015. Surviving is her son, Adam W. Gavitt, (Amber Wagner) of Unityville; a step son, Chester C. (Katlyn) Swank, III, of Yeagertown; a step daughter; five grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis Williamson of Watsontown; an aunt, Sally Bower Fairchild of Wayne; and a nephew, Eric Harpster, of Northumberland.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain Robert D. Barner, officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name the Animal Behavior Program, c/o Professor Peter Judge, 1 Dent Drive, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

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

 

Posted: May 10, 2017




Carol Mae (Washington) Fairfax

Carol Mae (Washington) Fairfax, 95, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Manor Care North.

She was married to the late John A. Fairfax for 58 years until his death in 1997.

Carol was born in Williamsport on December 21, 1921 and was the daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret (Harris) Washington. She was a member of the former Salem A & E Zion Church and was one of the original members of the Nancy Whiley Wilson Temple 1036. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and growing flowers.

Carol is survived by three daughters; Annette C. Angus, Marilyn M. Carter and Valarie J. Clay (Edward), all of Williamsport, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; Eugene Washington.

There will be a graveside service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 9, 2017

Samuel A. Gorham

Samuel A. Gorham, 73, of Lusk Run Rd., Mill Hall, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on April 2, 1944 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Raymond and Naomi Messner Gorham.

Sam was a 1963 graduate of Lock Haven High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1965 until 1969.

Sam then was employed by NASA in Hawaii from 1969 until 1971. In 1971 he moved to Kwajalein, Marshall Islands where he worked in communications for 39 years.

During his 39 years in Kwajalein, Sam became a master scuba diver. Sam earned his Brown Belt in Taekwondo. He enjoyed skydiving in Florida, was a talented Ham Radio Operator, and an avid golfer.
Sam also was a private pilot.

Surviving are two daughters, Kelli and Kristina Gorham, both of Washington; three brothers: Raymond, Paul, and Jacob Gorham; five sisters: Lula “Chip” Moore, Dorothy Hummer, Rosie Dotterer, Virginia Charette, and Martha Fisher; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Sam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Gorham and two sisters, Naomi Stoner and Bertha Hackenburg.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at Linnwood Cemetery, McElhattan.

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

 

Posted: May 9, 2017

Harry E. Nagel, Jr.

Harry E. Nagel, Jr., 92, of Montoursville, died on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Valley View Nursing Center.

He was married on January 26, 1952 to the former Carolyn Crouthamel who survives.

Harry was born on January 19, 1925 in Philadelphia and was the son of the late Harry E. and Novella (Doan) Nagy, Sr.

In addition to his wife Carolyn, he is survived by two sons; John Nagel (Nancy) of Williamsport and David Nagel (Becky) of Hilton Head, SC, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother.

In keeping with Harry’s wishes, his body was donated for the advancement of Medical Educators & Research. There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 9, 2017




Dustin Lynn Killinger

Dustin Lynn Killinger, 29, of 243 Main St., Mill Hall, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Lamar Township.

Dustin was born in Danville on October 5, 1987, the son of Perry Lynn and Wendy Jo Hawn Killinger of Mill Hall.

He was a 2006 graduate of Central Mountain High School and employed as a Shift Foreman at Cleveland Brothers in Bellefonte since 2010.

Dustin loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and riding his four-wheeler and dirt bike. He had a true passion for archery and shooting competitions, recently becoming a member of the Black Eagle Bowmen Archery Club of Lamar. Most of all, Dustin cherished the time he spent with his son, Hunter.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Christina Carl of Mill Hall; his son, Hunter Lynn Killinger of Mill Hall; maternal grandmother, Carol Hawn of Mill Hall; paternal grandmother, Carol (Marvin) Orner of Mill Hall; future parent-in-laws, Bernadette and Jerry Carl of Coal Township; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; his two dogs, Daisy and Maggie; and his maternal grandmother’s cat, Chaz.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Pastor Susan Champion officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

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

 

Posted: May 5, 2017

Wayne L. Wertz Sr.

Wayne L. Wertz Sr., 75, of Muncy, passed away on May 3, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born May 9, 1941 in Montgomery, he was a son of the late Herman and Dorothy (Neufer) Wertz. On June 20, 1959 he married the former Kay Arlene Balliet who predeceased him on November 5, 2001. Together they celebrated 42 years of marriage.

Wayne attended Montgomery area schools and worked for the former Sprout Waldron, now Andritz, where he eventually retired.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #866, Muncy Valley and the Edward J. Smith Post 342 V.F.W., Muncy.

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, coin collecting and watching western movies.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas A. and Dee Wertz, of Spokane, WA and David L. and Theresa Wertz, of Lewisburg; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Connie McCarty, of Hughesville and Sandy and Bud Neidig, of Muncy; two grandchildren, David Wertz Jr. and his companion, Amanda Buggy, and Corey Wertz; two step grandchildren, Jennie Reeder and Frank Kobilaritch, Jr.; and five step great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 12 at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with Mike Wright, officiating.

Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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

 

Posted: May 5, 2017

Estelle M. "Mam" "Deto" Deem

Estelle M. "Mam"  "Deto" Deem, 83, Montgomery, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at her home.

Born May 23, 1933 in Quakake, Schuylkill County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine (Paulus) Heckman.  She lived most of her life in Quakake and Grier City before moving to Montgomery.
On April 26, 1952 she married Lamar R. Deem and they celebrated 29 years of marriage until his death November 11, 1980.
She attended Quakake and Delano schools. Earlier in life she had worked at McAdoo Manufacturing and later at Montgomery Mills. She loved to dance, especially the polka, and spent many Friday nights out with her friends dancing and having fun. Her family used to live in a farmhouse with a pond where they would ice skate, build bonfires to keep warm, and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. She had lived across from the UniMart in Montgomery where she decorated her home for every holiday.  Residents of Montgomery knew her as “mam”.

Estelle loved to cook and made enormous amounts of food for family Christmas and New Year’s eve gatherings, family reunions and her Wednesday evening suppers when her sister would visit.  She lived for planning these family gatherings, especially the reunions, to have her entire family together.  She also loved bus trips to the casinos.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery and the Muncy Senior Center. She was a life-member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post, Turbotville and the American Legion, Montgomery.

Surviving are three sons and a daughter:  Dennis L. and Douglas L. (Rosa) Deem, all of Montgomery; Dale L. Deem, Lewisburg, and Deborah L. Munson, Turbotville; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren (and one due shortly), and a sister, Caroline Warner of Montandon and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding her in death besides her husband was a son, Donald L. Deem, a daughter-in-law, Kennetta Deem, a son-in-law Thomas Munson, a granddaughter, Lori Ann Snyder; two great-granddaughters, Heather and Michelle Walker, and six brothers:  Michael Paulus, James, John, Ernest, Elmer, and William Heckman.

Friends are invited to call from 10 Am to 12 Noon Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where the funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Viking Deitrick, her pastor, officiating.  Burial in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery will be held privately at the family’s convenience.

The family suggests contributions in her memory be made to either Geisinger Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave, Ste. 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or your local American Cancer Society.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: May 8, 2017




Ruth A. Guillaume

Ruth A. Guillaume, 74, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.

Born July 16, 1942 in South Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred (Peach) Kinney.

She was a devoted and loving mother, nana, sister, aunt and friend. She was very proud of her children, loved being a “nana” to her grandchildren and was so excited to become a great grandmother to her three great granddaughters. She had a love of baking and cooking, and spent hours preparing for family dinners, picnics and fundraisers. She was a devoted Earnhardt and Washington Redskins Fan.

Ruth was a volunteer for many years to help support the local community and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, she loved working with friends to create a world where cancer will no longer threaten our loved ones. She also supported the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

She was a graduate of South Williamsport High school and received a diploma in computer programming from Williamsport Area Community College. Ruth retired from the former Susquehanna Bank as a computer programmer. Her favorite past time at the bank was a little friendly competition of dressing up for Halloween with her friends. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, daughter Christina Butler (James), son Leland Guillaume (Robin), daughter Corinna Guillaume, grandchildren Leiren Pantages (Dean), Morgan Karr (Evan), Cody Butler, Madison Lloyd, Daniel James Guillaume and Leighann Guillaume, great grandchildren Lyra, Violet and Elara (whose beautiful and numerous photos can been seen all over her house), a brother, Walter Kinney, of Williamsport; and three sisters, Marion Tedesco of Williamsport, Gloria Gary of Huntersville, and Lori Manning of Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews too numerous to list but not forgotten.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant sons, a sister Shirley Kontz, brothers Raymond, Donald and Ralph Kinney. 

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Ruth’s life will be held 1:30 p.m.  Friday, May 5 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 100 Walnut St. Montoursville. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A visitation will be held from 1 - 1:30 p.m. Friday prior to Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ruth’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SanderMortuary.com

She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Thank you to all of our family and friends for the love and joy you brought to our mother’s life.

 

Posted: May 4, 2017

Catherine E. “Kay” (Husselton) Gibson

Catherine E. “Kay” (Husselton) Gibson, 67, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home.

She was married to William F. Gibson, who survives, on December 27, 1975 and they have celebrated 41 years as husband and wife.

Catherine was born on November 17, 1949 in Lock Haven and was the daughter of the late Augustus and Alma (Pluff) Husselton. She graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1967, then graduated from Lock Haven University and then graduated from Penn State University with a Masters in Elementary Education. She had worked for 3 years at the Lock Haven Elementary School then worked for the Williamsport School District for 37 years and retired in June of 2012. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and Sigma Kappa Sorority in Lock Haven. In her spare time, she enjoyed running and sewing.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter; Erin G. Penick (Shane) of Harrisburg, two grandchildren; Avery C. and Ian W. Penick and one brother; Augustus Husselton (Yukari) of Harrisburg.

There will be a gathering of family and friends for a time of remembrance 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. All other services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 4, 2017

Ethel M. Stull

Ethel M. Stull, 93, of 7 Stull Dr., Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home.

Born on March 14, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Edward Heck and Mamie Brock Heck Clymer.

On June 26, 1948 she married Russell Stull, who preceded her in death in 2007.

Ethel was employed by Keystone Central School District as an Aide.

She was a 50-year member of the Dunnstown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Rusty Stull (Karla Embick) and Richard Stull, both of Lock Haven; a daughter, Ethel May Stull of Lock Haven; three grandchildren: Nichole Overdorf of North Carolina, Stephanie (Drew) Williams of Louisiana, and Brian Stull of Arizona; and a great grandson, Liam Williams.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Millard Clymer; two sisters, Esther Boone and Dorothy Hayes; and two brothers.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Roger Yoder officiating. Private burial will take place at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

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

 

Posted: May 4, 2017




Harold L. “Mick” Hill

Harold L. “Mick” Hill, Sr., 91, of Muncy, passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2017, with family members by his side.

Born March 11, 1926 on Green Street in Muncy, Harold was the son of the late Reno and Marguerite (Phillips) Hill. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Bettie J. Lindauer and an infant son, Jon L.

An outstanding high school wrestler, during the 1941-42 season, “Mick” was state runner-up at 95lbs. The following season, he was State Champion at 103lbs. His senior year, he placed fourth at 112lbs.

After graduating from Muncy High School in 1944, Mr. Hill served with the United States Army in Europe during World War Two. Pfc. Hill was a rifleman with the 314th Regiment, 79th “Cross of Lorraine” Infantry Division and he participated in several campaigns including an amphibious river-assault across the Rhine and the “Ruhr Pocket” in Germany. Near the end, his regiment marched into Prague, Czechoslovakia. After the war, “Mick” was attached to General George S. Patton’s Headquarters Company, became a member of the United States Army Wrestling Team and participated in matches across Europe. He later reenlisted and was stationed in the Pacific before returning home to Muncy in 1952. Soon after, he was employed by Anchor-Darling Valve, Williamsport, where he retired in 1988.

In recognition of his wrestling success, “Mick” was nominated to the Muncy High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980; the District Four Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003 and the West Branch Valley Chapter of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, 2010.

“Mick,” a long-time collector of bottles and jars, was considered an expert in the field. He also enjoyed collecting Muncy memorabilia, antiquing in general, horse racing at the Lycoming County Fair and watching his beloved Phillies. He was also a fan of wrestling at all levels.

Surviving are two sisters: Marilouise “Wease” Silvagni, Williamsport, and Eleanor “Tootie” Starr, Montoursville; four children: Vicki E. Bartholomew (Ray), Muncy; Teresa K. Richards (David), Gettysburg; Patti A. Hill, Muncy; and Harold L. Hill, Jr., also of Muncy. There are four grandchildren: Michele George (Mike), Elimsport; Shane Gulliver, Sunbury; Jesse Richards (Sidney McClendon), Gettysburg; and Alyssa Richards (Matt Kibert), Philadelphia; three great-grandchildren: Ashtyn Herman (Derek Maggs), Turbotville; Kyle Gulliver, Shamokin; Austin Herman, Sunbury; and one great-great-grandchild, Nala Rae Maggs, Turbotville.

“Mick” is also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Hill, Muncy and Ronald Hill, Mansfield, OH.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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

 

Posted: May 3, 2017

Carol J. Bigger

Carol J. Bigger, 70, of Newberry, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Manor Care Health Services North. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald E. Bigger.

Born August 30, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Leard and Doris (Rodabaugh) Robinson.

Carol was formerly employed and retired from, Divine Providence Hospital in the billing department.

She loved cats, enjoyed watching basketball and her favorite player, Michael Jordan, and shopping on QVC home shopping network channel. Most of all Carol was a loving mother and grandmother and was friendly to everyone she met.

Surviving are her two sons, Mark C. Bigger, of Drums and Christopher E. Bigger, of Hanover; and three granddaughters, Carissa L., Brittany K., and Autumn J. Bigger.

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

A visitation will be held from 1­-2 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or UPMC-Susquehanna Behavioral Health Fund 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: May 3, 2017

 



Melissa I. Brown

Melissa I. Brown, 49, a resident of Montoursville, passed away at home on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Melissa was born on January 13, 1968 in Anadarko, OK, the daughter of Patricia A. Rossman Brown.

She had attended Temple University in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Lycoming College. She had been employed as a bibliographer at Brodart for 20 years and most recently was working at Lowe’s in Montoursville. Melissa enjoyed cross-stitch, movies, traveling and getting together with friends.

Melissa was a kind and loving person, survived by her mother, Patricia, with whom she lived; a brother, Kenneth (Sandra) Swinn of Montgomery; two sisters, Sharon (Ronald) McMahon of Tavernier, Fla., Sandra Santiago of Islamorada, Fla.; two nephews, Nick and Scott; a niece, Natalie; and her very special friend, Charlotte; also, her cat, Livy.

The will be no visitation or funeral services.

Arrangements are being handled by Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: May 2, 2017

Carol Elaine (Snavely) Miller

On May 1st, 2017 Carol Elaine (Snavely) Miller, 66, of Lamar, left this Earth to become an angel in Heaven and watch over her husband, children, grandchildren, other family members, and friends. She is survived by her husband Barry.  She is further survived by her son Michael (Jessie) Miller of Birdsboro, PA and their children, Jameson and Sadie; son Scott (Carrie) Miller of Albuquerque, NM and their children, Audrey, Isaac, and Elise.
 
The second of four daughters Eloise (Bob), Cindy (Charlie), Kathy (Kenny) to Walter and Mary Lou Snavely, Carol was raised in Tylersville, PA. She met Barry while attending school in Sugar Valley. They dated throughout high school and married in 1970. Afterwards, they moved to Lamar, built their own house in 1972, and began to start their adventures together.

Carol worked as a secretary for several attorneys in Lock Haven before beginning her career with J. Michael Williamson in 1981 at his Law Office where she worked for 12 years.  She followed Williamson to the Clinton County Courthouse as his judicial secretary in 1996 where she worked for 18 years until retiring in 2014.  During her career as a secretary at the Law Firm and Courthouse, Carol made many close friends with whom she enjoyed shopping trips, luncheons, and gatherings - even after her retirement.

Above all else, Carol loved being a “Grammy.”  She regularly made trips to visit her grandchildren in Southeastern PA and even all the way out to New Mexico on several occasions.  Carol enjoyed spoiling her grandkids with gifts on their birthdays, holidays, and even for no reason at all.  Her grandchildren will greatly miss their Grammy.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. and also on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Roger Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Tylersville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s Memory may be made to the Clinton County SPCA, 33 Mill Hill Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745 as well as at the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice (https://www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate/make-a-donation).

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

 

Posted: May 2, 2017

Stanley K. “Stan” Manning

Stanley K. “Stan” Manning, 61, of Milton, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born on August 19, 1955 in Lewisburg and was the son of the late George D. and Lola A. (Koch) Manning, Jr.

On August 2, 1980 Stan married the former Shelley A. (Fisher) who survives, and they celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary last year.

Stan was a graduate of the Milton Area High School Class of 1973. He worked for Pennsylvania House of Lewisburg as a supervisor and retired after 20 plus years in 2005.

He was a member of the Milton Moose Club, the Milton Sons of American Legion and the Milton VFW. Stan enjoyed hunting, fishing and baseball. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Moose Club.

In addition to his wife, Stan is survived by one daughter and her fiancé; Alyssa M. Manning of Milton and Matt Hause of White Deer, three brothers and two sisters-in-law; George D. Manning, Jr. of Milton, Boyd A and Babette Manning of Rebersburg and Brad L. and Michelle Manning of Milton, two sisters and brothers-in-law; Debra and Boyd Waltman of Arizona and DeErma and Homer McMillan of Florida and many nieces and nephews.
Services for Stan are being held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: May 3, 2017




Ann Holland

Ann Holland, 86, formerly of 204 Oak Ln., Flemington, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in Valparaiso, IN where she was residing near her son.

Ann was born in Windber on July 3, 1930, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Mae Jack Wilson.

She was married to the late Earl “Pete” Crowley for 27 years and then to the late William G. Holland, Jr. for 25 years.

Ann was a 1947 graduate of Windber High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as a language major before transferring to Lock Haven State College where she received a degree in Physical Education. She taught physical education in Danville, Bellefonte, Blanchard and Lock Haven.

An avid golfer, Ann had been a member of the Belle Springs and Clinton Country Clubs. She was active for many years in the community chorus at Lock Haven State College. She and William Holland attended Great Island Presbyterian Church in Lock Haven and enjoyed traveling, particularly to Nova Scotia and Yellowstone Park, and spent many winters in Ft. Myers Beach, FL.

Ann is survived by her children, Gregory (Rudelle) Crowley of Valparaiso, IN and Ruth Ann (David Teasley) Crowley of Framingham, MA; step-children, William (Brenda) Holland, III of Canton, Joel Holland of Mill Hall, Melissa (Steve) Boyle of Flemington and Krista (Steve) Wright of Horesheads, NY; twelve grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Ann and William Holland Memorial Fund, c/o of Keystone Central Foundation.

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

 

Posted: May 1, 2017

Sabrina Day Hakes

Sabrina Day Hakes, 40, of Wallis Run Rd. Williamsport, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born February 21, 1977 in Williamsport a daughter of Daniel E. and Laura A. George Day.

Sabrina was a 1995 graduate of Montoursville high school. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with her family and friends, her pets, and overall just having a good time.

She is survived by her parents of Dunwoody Rd.; her husband of 9 years Daniel E. Hakes; brothers, Rod Q. (Allison) Day of Trout Run and Derrick F. (Kate) Day of Muncy; sisters, Miranda N. Day of Seattle, WA and Jennalee L. (Josh) Carey of Montoursville; step daughter, Vanessa M. (James) Burke of Fla; nine nieces and nephews and two step grandchildren.

Per Sabrina’s wishes there will be no services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the Lycoming Co. SPCA, 2805 Reach rd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: May 1, 2017

Edna M. Myers

Edna M. Myers, 81, of Hughesville, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville.

Born December 6, 1935 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of the late Alvin C. and Jessie E. (Snyder) Green. Edna attended Muncy High School. She married the late Edgar M. Myers, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1981. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on September 26, 1979.

Edna was employed at Weldon's Shirt Factory. She was a member of the Hughesville Garden Club, Hughesville Senior Citizen’s Bocce Ball Club, and was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church for over 60 years. Above all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Jason Edler) Ryder of Williamsport, and Bonnie (Bill Steinruck) Myers of Muncy; two sons, Edgar W. (Deborah) Myers of Hughesville, and Danny (Flo) Myers of Muncy; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harvey Green of Hughesville.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Wednesday, May 3 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O’Borski and Rev. David K. Fishel co-officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: May 2, 2017




Donald E. Baker

Donald E. Baker, 91, of Williamsport died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born June 4, 1925 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late LaRue R. and Grayce L. Newcomer Baker.

Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW Post 7863 DuBoistown, American Legion Post 104 Montoursville and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Donald was employed at Penn Garment for 29 years and retired from Williamsport Area School District after 13 years of service. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. Donald enjoyed spending his time going on walks.

He is survived by his daughters; Nancy L. (Allen) Boyarsky of Ashby, MA and Donna E. (Myron) Hersh of Montgomery; three grandchildren Donald, and Derek Hersh and Eric Boyarsky, two great grandsons Joseph Hoffman and Lucas Hersh and a sister, Norma L. Wartz.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mary Louise Baker and a brother LaRue R. Baker.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: May 1, 2017

Althea R. Wilson

Althea R. Wilson, 91, of Muncy, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Rose View Center, Williamsport.

Born May 18, 1925 in Jerseytown, she was a daughter of the late Harry T. and Tranie M. (Fry) Sones. On November 4, 1955, she married Donald F. "Don" Wilson, who survives. Together they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Althea retired after 37 years working at the former Sylvania, later GTE, where she was a member of the Quarter Century club.

She attended Grace Baptist Church, Muncy.

Althea enjoyed spending time with her family, including many hiking trips through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. She was also quite the shopper, frequenting many local stores.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Jerry Swope, of Hagerstown, MD; one brother, Charles Sones, of New Braunfels, TX; one sister, Hilda Grier, of Falling Waters, WV; two grandchildren, Jason Swope and his wife, Elizabeth, and Jeff Swope; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including, Cindy Snyder and her husband, C. Robert, of Watsontown.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Johnson and Arlene Edwards; and a brother-in-law, Richard Grier.

Friends will be received from Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m., with Rev. Charles Teffeteller, officiating

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: May 1, 2017

Betty Jane Zinck Sobala

Betty Jane Zinck Sobala passed away from her earthly body to her heavenly home with her Lord Jesus Christ on April 27, 2017. She was 95 years of age and has resided since March of 2011 at Wolf Run Village near Hughesville, PA.

Betty graduated from the Williamsport School of Nursing and became an RN where she was employed after graduation. Some years later, she moved to New Jersey where she became a head nurse of a Newark Hospital.

Betty was married to the late Chester Sobala of Ortley Beach, New Jersey. After retirement, she had resided for many enjoyable yeas at Del Tora in Fort Myers, Florida, but thereafter moved back to Williamsport to reside with her sister, the late Ruthadel Houseknecht. Both Betty and Ruth were long time members of the Newberry United Methodist Church, now the St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church of Williamsport, PA.

Betty’s other sister, Susan Briggs, of Arlington, Virginia, also predeceased Betty, leaving to survive her two nieces, Patricia Witherspoon (John) of Southport, North Carolina and Nancy Van Deursen (Rod) of Annandale, Virginia, four great nieces and one great nephew, all of whom were a great joy to her. The family vacationed near Hughesville at a cottage known as Wind Whistle Inn and were quite close.

Betty had received excellent care at the Wolf Run Village and especially since her recent accident suffering two fractured hips. The family does thank Wolf Run Village for their excellent love and care during the years she and Ruthadel lived at that location.

The services for Betty will be announced at a later time at the convenience of the family in June of this years. It will be officiated by Pastor Jay Jones of the St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church. Funeral services and internment will be arranged by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, Williamsport.

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Posted: May 1, 2017




Robert Glenn Shearer, Sr.

Robert Glenn Shearer, Sr. of Huntersville, 87 years young, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. Robert was the husband of the late Rita G. Shearer (his little red head) and a son of the late Helen A. and Henry N. Shearer.

Bob grew up in Williamsport during the depression when times were tough financially, but as a lad he was still able to hitch a ride to Philadelphia and see a beautiful young girl across the room that he immediately fell in love with but did not speak to. After his Korean War tour of duty he sought her out again in Philadelphia and together returned to Williamsport where they were married in the Third St. United Methodist Church. For him, it was love at first sight. They were married 62 years before Jesus called her home.

Bob attended WHS before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served proudly as a sergeant in the Korean War. Upon returning home he gained employment at GTE Sylvania in Montoursville where he retired from after 36 years at the closing of the business as the mechanic with the most seniority.

After retirement, funded by Sylvania he received Degrees in HVAC and plumbing from the current PCOT where he was back then by far the oldest student in the class. He taught those students you can teach an old farmer and mechanic new tricks.

He was a lifelong farmer whose farming and family journey started in the truck patch in Montoursville and ended with his rolling farm fields in Huntersville, where he instilled in his children the value of hard work, the value of money, to fix things and not throw them out, and the necessity of families working together to get the job done. Bob taught his children to not be afraid of hard work. He enjoyed farming, his livestock and especially the cows.

He was a member and attended the former East End C&MA where his love for the Lord was founded with his family taking up an entree pew for over a decade. He later attended Bible Baptist Church of Huntersville and Eagle Mountain Word of Faith Church. Bob loved hymns, and when they started to play anyone who saw him said he went to a different place where he was not limited by the bounds of Alzheimer’s and God could reach him, show his love to him, and comfort him until he called him home.

Bob is survived by five children, Robert G. (Marcia) Shearer, JoAnn (Michael) Ferari, Timothy (Jacqueline) Shearer, Deborah (Kenneth) Shearer, and Kathleen (Dr. James) Way. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Robert McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for friends will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Bible Baptist Church of Huntersville, 1229 Dutchtown Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

In his later days, he was just known as Pops to many and could be identified by his great smile, abundant joy, and enjoyment from family and visitors. Anyone who knew him knows he is in Heaven, with his red head Rita, and he is loving her and Jesus until the cows come home.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017

Emma S. Stroble

Emma S. Stroble, 94, a resident at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2017 at her home. She was born October 18, 1922 in Williamsport a daughter of James L. and Zoe E. Call Goodrich.

Emma was predeceased by her parents, husband, LaRue H. Stroble, son, James L. Stroble, two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Lonnie) Schultz of Muncy; sister, Gloria Jean Esposito of Williamsport; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017

Rheta Weisberger Harrison

Rheta Weisberger Harrison, a long-time resident of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community in Highland Park, IL. She was 83 years old. Rheta shared fifty-three years of love and marriage with Dave Saul Harrison. They were married on November 11, 1956 and continued to build a life together until his untimely passing on June 27, 2009.

Rheta was born on January 10th, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Kingston residents Harry S. and Jennie Iskowitz Weisberger. She attended Kingston Public schools and later graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). Later, Rheta and her family were congregants of Ohev Sholom Synagogue, where she encouraged her family to develop a joy for Yiddishkeit. Also, she was a lifetime member of Hadassah, and was active in the Ohev Sholom Sisterhood. She served on the board of the West Branch Tennis Club, and was active with the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers as well as the West Branch School. Rheta was an accomplished painter, sculptor, tennis and bridge player while having a profound appreciation of music, opera theatre, sports, and most of all, family, which always played a central role in her life. She was also famous for her garden, pastries, and unique style. Rheta encouraged her children, grandchildren and anyone else she encountered to always be the best and most passionate that they could be in everything they did. Together, Rheta and Dave forged a lasting and meaningful impact on their community, the education system, and everyone around them. Their door was always open to family, friends and occasional strangers. She will be remembered for her zest and patience, as well as the acceptance and encouragement she offered with unequalled grace.

She was a dedicated and stylish mother to her five children, nine grandchildren and continued to lead by example and strength of character her whole life. She is survived by her sisters Dr. Goldye Weisberger Meyer, Lee Weisberger Hollenberg, Lee’s husband Herbie, Karen Weisberger Scheck, and Karen’s husband Leonard. Her legacy continues with her children Wynne Harrison of Chicago, Brett Scott Harrison of Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison of San Francisco, Zaq Michael Harrison, his wife Lauren of Baltimore, and Juli Harrison Bell and her husband Dr. Dean Bell of Chicago. She is survived by nine grandchildren, whom she always cherished unequivocally and enjoyed playing an active role in all of their lives. They are; Malkaya Bell, Qeshet Harrison, Chanan Bell, Eyal Harrison, Liore Dygola, Baraq Harrison, Roni Bell, Margea Dygola and Yair Bell. She also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Rheta was preceded in death by her husband Dave Saul Harrison, her parents Harry and Jennie Weisberger, and her brother William Weisberger.
In keeping with Jewish tradition and lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. (312) 335-8700, Planned Parenthood, 18 South Michigan Avenue, 6th floor, Chicago, IL 60603, or the Ohev Sholom Synagogue, 1501 Cherry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The funeral services will be held for Rheta Weisberger Harrison at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at The Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Burial will follow at the Ohev Sholom Cemetery and a reception at Ohev Sholom Synagogue. Upon conclusion of internment, a traditional Shiva mourning period will be observed at her daughters’ homes in Chicago.

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Posted: May 1, 2017




Dorland Robert Porter

Dorland Robert Porter, 72, of Albany Township, passed away Tuesday, April 25, at home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Hoffman) and were married on May 24, 1969.

Born August 23, 1944 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Erma N. (Rhinebold) Porter. Dorland attended Wyalusing High School. Dorland served in the US Army in Korea from 1965-1967 on the DMZ. He was awarded the National Defense Service Award. Dorland was employed as a truck driver for over 50 years for many local companies including Browning Oil, Martin Oil, Welles Mill, Williams Oil and W.O.C. Energy. He was a life member of VFW Post # 384, Overton, the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, and the Towanda Gun Club. Dorland enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are two sons, Michael T. (Ina) Porter of New Albany, Brandon R. (Tamra) Porter of Lime Hill; a sister, Donna Westbrook of New Albany, seven grandchildren, Todd and Alyssa Porter, Cole and Riley Porter, Michelle and Amanda Fassett, and Sky Romano; a great granddaughter, Bella Fraser; and many nieces and nephew.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Parsons, a sister-in-law Donna Parsons, and a brother-in-law, Joseph Westbrook.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA with Pastor Cheryl Houser officiating. Private burial will be in East Forks Union Cemetery, Overton. Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorland's name to Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Rd, Laceyville, PA 18623, or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848.

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

 

Posted: April 27, 2017

William E. "Bill" Koons Sr.

William E. "Bill" Koons Sr., 76, of Jersey Shore, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home following his long battle with cancer.

Surviving is his wife, Marian I. (Willits) Koons, with whom they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 26.

Born May 4, 1940, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Mabel L. (Wilson) Koons.

Bill attended Jersey Shore School District. He began working for the former Simon Wrecking Company when he was 15 years old and retired from the current Penn Recycling.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1057, Jersey Shore. Bill was a talented woodworker and was always the first one to lend a helping hand when someone was in need. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was affectionately known as "Pappy Bill."

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, William E. Jr. (Brenda), Alan E. (Ardella), and Dennis L. (Crystal) Koons, all of Jersey Shore; six grandchildren, Jason Koons (Jaime), Billi-Jo Ehrenberger (Ben), Brittany, Alicia, and Vincent Koons and Amanda Maucke; seven great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lillianna, and Christopher Koons, Lukas and Kaydence Ehrenberger, and Tommy and Anna Maucke; two step-grandsons, Joey and Tyler Koch; six brothers, Kenneth Koons (Kate), of Jersey Shore, Raymond Koons (Shirley), of Hershey, James Koons (Becky), of Huntersville, Jack Koons (Margaret), Tomas Koons (Kathy), and Dale Koons (Renee), all of Jersey Shore; four sisters, Emma Welsh, of Linden, Lois Beackley (Charles), of South Williamsport, Judy Miller and Mary Getgen, both of Jersey Shore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Koons; a brother, Donald Koons; and a sister, Martha Koons.

In keeping with his wishes a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

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Posted: April 28, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Demmien Sr.

Robert J. "Bob" Demmien Sr., 83, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home with his loving wife by his side. 

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Gladys M. (Weaver) Demmien.
Born March 6, 1934, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Edgar J. and Mildred M. (Heisley) Demmien.

Bob was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. Following his service in the military he worked various jobs and later retired in 1991 from the former Bell-Telephone. 

He was a former member of the Bald Eagle Art League, Lycoming County Historical Society, the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Inc. Northcentral Chapter 8 and the Williamsport Area Numismatic Society. 

He was a lifelong republican with a sense of humor until the end. Bob was an avid reader, loved history, was a fisherman in his younger years and enjoyed golf following his retirement. He cherished his family as well as his country. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great ­ grandfather and will be greatly missed. Most of all he was a great role model to not only his family but also to the medical community and was a true medical miracle to be a 10 year brain stem stroke survivor. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert J. Demmien, Jr. (Linda) and Ronald A. Demmien (Sue Zechman); a daughter, Karen M. Raemore (David), all of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Nathan and Jordan Demmien, Danielle Scaccia, Amy Waldrab, and Lauren and Aaron Raemore; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, June A. Berfield, of Florida.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bob will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Susquehanna Heath Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hopsice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017




Leo J. Ferris

Leo J. Ferris, 87, of South Williamsport, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Shirley I. (Bausinger) Ferris.

Born July 4, 1929, in Owego, N.Y., he was a son of the late George and Alta (Rayhorn) Powers.

Leo attended Jersey Shore High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his service in the military he was employed with Cohick Brother’s Meat Packers for 30 years and retired from Economy Locker Storage Company in 2002 after 30 years of employment.

He was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County Honor Guard. Leo was a lifelong and dedicated fan of Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Leo and his wife, Shirley enjoyed traveling in their Penn State van to all the home and away games to tailgate with family and friends. He was also a Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Michael L. and Thomas J. Ferris, both of Williamsport; a daughter, Penny Jo Snyder (William), of Marysville; two grandchildren, Kristy L. Ferris, of Williamsport, and Jodi L. Ferris, of South Williamsport; a beloved great-grandson, Benjamin J. Ferris; a brother, George Powers (Gloria), of Lancaster; and a niece, Sandy L. Beck, of McElhatten.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Greyson T. Allen and three sisters, Eleanor, Linda and Shirley.

A memorial service to honor the life of Leo will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 28 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating. Military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County will follow the memorial service. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leo’s name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road Williamsport, PA 17701 or Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, P.O. Box 3232 Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 25, 2017

Ruth G. Bowes

Ruth G. Bowes, 100, formerly of Renovo, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven where she resided since May of 2013.

Ruth was born on her family’s farm in Howard on January 27, 1917, the daughter of the late Earl and Eva Schenck Confer.

On May 2, 1936 in Milesburg, she married James T. Bowes, Sr., whom preceded her in death on February 3, 1979.

Ruth was a member of Flemington United Methodist Church and a past member of the Ladies Aid of South Renovo Chapel.

She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker in Renovo before moving to the Meadows Edge Apartments in Mill Hall in June of 2009. Ruth enjoyed gardening, ceramics, knitting and crocheting and had made mittens and scarfs for all her grandchildren. She also liked camping and fishing, especially her annual summer fishing trips to Canada with her family. She was an avid sports fan, especially of Penn State football and the Atlanta Braves and loved attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Ruth also enjoyed the QVC television channel as well as watching Jeopardy.

Ruth is survived by her son, Jim T. (Nancy) Bowes of Flemington; her daughter, Janet Lea (Lane) Desmond of Mill Hall; six grandchildren, Doug (Debbie) Desmond, Todd (Jeanette) Desmond, Tammy (Jeff) Rager, Jimmy (Lori) Bowes, Kenny (Anita) Bowes, and Wendy (Tracey) Bowes; eleven great-grandchildren, Clayton (Brittany) Desmond, Garrett (Celia) Desmond, Kelly Jo (Blake) Barth, Amanda (Brad) Baldwin, Chelsea and Ashley Bowes, Megan, Heidi and Brooke Desmond, and Colton and Courtney Rager; three great-great grandchildren, River and Kenslee Barth and Mack Desmond; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Gordon; and four sisters, Leah, Blanche, Alice and Rosetta.

Services were held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flemington United Methodist Church.

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

 

Posted: April 26, 2017

Morris M. "Morey" Sponhouse

Morris M. "Morey" Sponhouse, 83, of 2023 Carlton Terrace, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2017, at the UPMC Williamsport. He and his wife the former Katharine Megahan celebrated 51 years of marriage on July 3.   

He was born on June 3, 1933, in Williamsport and was a son of William and Mildred Bressler Sponhouse.

Morey was self-employed as a flooring mechanic. He was a life member of Duboistown VFW. Morey enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sporting events. He served his country during the Korean War and earned two bronze stars.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, R. Mark (Denise) Lusk, Jersey Shore, Morris (Kelly) Sponhouse, Williamsport; one daughter, Cheryl (Robert Lundy) Follmer, Williamsport; two sisters, Irene Shaner, Picture Rocks and Francis Fischer, South Williamsport; ten grandchildren, Lyndsey (Tim) Stiger, Nathan Follmer, Brandon  Lusk, Bradley (Tiffany Fritz) Lusk, Kelsey (John Ecker) Follmer, Amy (Lucas) Mahaffey, Seth (Marisa Leo) Sponhouse, Heidi-Jo (Cody Johnson) Sponhouse, Bryce Hillyard, Spencer Sponhouse; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Stiger, Clara Stiger, Eli Fogle, Brantley Lusk; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport with Rev. Bud Yoder officiating.  Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 9 until 10:30 a.m. 
   
The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Moreyás name be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: April 27, 2017




Sandra M. “Sandy” Wagner

Sandra M. “Sandy” Wagner, 74, of Muncy entered into her Lord’s presence on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Sandy was married to Donald “Tim” Wagner, who survives, on May 20, 1967 and together they shared 49 years of marriage.

Born September 3, 1942 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Stanley M. Campbell and Mildred C. Spring.

Sandy was a talented seamstress and worked at Milco Industries in Bloomsburg for several years. She was a member of Watsontown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and was very active though out the years. She was a Deaconess of the church, a Sunday school teacher, part of Children’s church, a choir member and the nursery coordinator. Sandy loved to sew, go for walks, enjoyed her plants, and feeding the neighborhood cats.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Mark F. (Robyn) Wagner, of Danville; two granddaughters, Morgan and Kelsey Wagner, both of Danville; two sisters, Claire J. (Charles) Greenawalt) of Williamsport, Betty L. (Michael) Krause of Federal Way, WA; a brother, Stanley M. (Linda) Campbell Jr. of Spokane, WA; mother-in-law, Myrtle E. Wagner, of Watsontown; two brothers-in-law, Larry J. Wagner of Milton, Wesley E. (Maureen) Wagner, of Strausburg; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Sandy was preceded in death by a brother, Chester D. Campbell, a nephew Matthew D. Campbell and her father-in-law, Carl F. Wagner.

A funeral service to honor the life of Sandy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Watsontown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1165 8th Street Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777, with Pastor Donald R. Jones, Jr., officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at church. Burial will be held privately in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sandy’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Grace L. (Stover) Zimmerman

Grace L. (Stover) Zimmerman, 79, of Linden, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her home.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Clinton T. Miller

Clinton T. Miller, 86, of DuBoistown died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 18, 1930 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Sibie Sylvester and Mary Elizabeth Shaffer Miller.

Clinton attended Lycoming College and graduated from Penn State University in 1964 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired as an industrial engineer from C.A. Reed. Clinton served over 20 years for the Borough of DuBoistown as councilman and member of the planning commission.

Clinton was a member and former President of the Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed Penn State football games and tailgating at the games, traveling, boating on the river and spending time at the river lot. His greatest love was spending time with his family.

Surviving is his daughter, Linda (Roger) McKee of South Williamsport, a grandson, Timothy (Jessica) McKee of DuBoistown, great grandchildren, Gage and Blade, a sister, Dolores (Earl) Mowrey of Montoursville, a brother, Charles (Louise) Miller of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shirley L. Miller, and siblings, William, Francis, Esther, Harry and Raymond Miller, LouElla Herbert and Pearl Koch.

A funeral service to honor the life of Clinton will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clinton’s name may be made to the Penn State University Alumni Association, C/O the Sustaining Pride Member Fund, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802 (Please include Clinton’s name with contribution) or Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2017




Lynn Alan Phillips

Lynn Alan Phillips, 52, of Williamsport died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services.

Born July 12, 1964 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Roy Alan Phillips and Sylvia Jean (Houseknecht) Snyder. Lynn served in the U.S. Navy. He loved John Deere tractors, fishing, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his step father, Herbert Snyder of Exchange; two uncles, Ralph D. (Elaine) Phillips of Lake City, FL, Larry R. (Peggy) Phillips of Unityville; two aunts, Janet S. (Michael) Whitmoyer of Hughesville, Jean P. (Rodney) Hopkins of Unityville; a half-sister, Andrea S. (Nathan) Bosgraaf of Providence, RI; and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Scott E. Phillips, and an aunt, Doris M. Bigger.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at Muncy Cemetery, 204 E. Penn Street, Muncy, PA.


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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Sandra Lee (Frey) Stutzman

Sandra Lee (Frey) Stutzman, 76, of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Williamsport Home where she resided.

She was married to the late George F. “Fred” Stutzman on December 17, 1960 and they celebrated 36 years of marriage until his death in 1997.

Sandra was born on September 28, 1940 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late J. Ross and Helen M. (Flexer) Frey. She had graduated from Williamsport High School in 1959 then graduated from the Williamsport School of Commerce. She had worked as a nurse’s assistant at Lysock View and Manor Care then retired. She attended Annunciation Church and Faith Wesleyan Church. Sandra had gone to Messiah Senior Community Center for many years and enjoyed crocheting, bingo, crafts and being around people. She brought a smile to everyone she met. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.

Sandra is survived by two sons; Jerry F. Stutzman of Linden and Mark D. Stutzman and companion DeDee Lynn of Williamsport, three daughters; Ann R. Russell (Stephen) of Williamsport, Nanci M. Adams (Carl) of New Hampshire and Christine E. Welliver (Gene) of Cogan Station, nine grandchildren, six great-grandsons, one sister; Dottie Junod of Montoursville and one sister-in-law; Nanci Long of Montoursville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; Robert Roller.

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jay E. Jones from the St. Johns – Newberry United Methodist Church will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Kathleen “June” Kauffman

Kathleen “June” Kauffman, 87, of Dushore died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, PA. June's husband of 69 years, Robert C. Kauffman preceded her in death on October 16, 2016. June was a dedicated and loving wife who worked tirelessly to ensure her husband’s comfort and happiness during the last thirteen years of his life. She referred to him as her “Sweetie pie, honey bunch,” to the delight of her grandchildren. Throughout their marriage Robert owned a transmission shop and gas station. During the earlier years June worked pumping gas and answering phones side by side with her husband. Later she became his trusted bookkeeper and payroll assistant. During this time June was recognized for her expertise in archery. June and her family spent many happy hours enjoying this sport at Pen-Del archery club in Boothwyn, PA.

Born June 18, 1929 in Chester, she is the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Potser) Snyder. She was a devout Christian and prayer warrior, spending the better part of her life winning souls for Jesus. She had a wry sense of humor, and her funny one-liners and antics are a source of joyful memories. Far above her sense of humor, however, June is remembered for her credo, “Trust and obey.” Through good times and bad, June faithfully exemplified this saying. Her favorite scripture verse was Romans 8:28, for she saw God work all things out for good, and she thanked Him daily for that great promise. When asked about her greatest accomplishment, June pointed to her love of God, husband, and seven sons.

Surviving are six sons, Robert J. (Rachel) Kauffman of Ridley Park, Gary J. Kauffman of Kalispell, MT, Thomas R. (Sherrill) Kauffman of Glen Allen, VA, William H. (Barbara) Kauffman of Morgantown, Kenneth C. Kauffman of Battle Ground, WA, and Daniel C. Kauffman of Ogden, UT; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kathleen was preceded in death by her son, James E. Kauffman; and a sister Shirley Snyder.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Pastor John Klim officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




Constance K. Davis

Constance K. Davis, 74, of Whitehall Road, Turbotville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center where she was a medical patient.

Born June 16, 1942 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Margaret (Burkey) Koons. She was married to Joseph M. Davis for 34 years until his death in 1995.

She was a 1960 graduate of Danville High School and was very active in organizing her class reunions.

She had worked at the former Milton Shoe Factory and was also a beautician, having operated her own shop at her home in Exchange for many years.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge, Danville and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Danville.

She enjoyed playing games, most especially Poker and Pinochle but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn L. and Kenneth E. Rider of Schnecksville; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Joseph M. and Paula Davis and James H. Davis and his fiancé Donna, all of Exchange; six grandchildren: Adriene Rider, Nathan Rider and his wife Alyssa, Phillip Rider, Carlene Davis and her fiancé Joshua Beamer, Michael Davis, and Destiny Davis and her companion Dion Gardner; a brother, Joseph R. Koons and his wife Connie of Danville; and a sister, Shirley Moll, Montoursville.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville and from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church, 215 South Main Street, Muncy where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. David Culbertson officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Hill Cemetery, West Hemlock Twp., Montour County.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Harold L. Diehl, Jr.

Harold L. Diehl, Jr., 88, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born September 30, 1928 in Danville, a son the son of Leo and Mildred Long Diehl.

Harold retired from McCormick Dray Lines and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army, and a member of the American Legion Post 617 in South Williamsport.

He was predeceased by his parents’ his wife of 42 years the former Emma Dolores Berry, son Barry, daughter, Suzanne Weaver, and brother Harvey.

He is survived by his sons, Harold L. Jr. (Stephanie) of Williamsport, Larry (Betty) of Danville, Jeffrey L. (Tammy) of Montoursville, and Daniel S. (Bridget) of Unityville; Daughter, Doreen M. (Richard) Marshall of Sayre; sisters, Lydia Kreisher of Danville, Ruth Weidensant od Danville, and Mary Sobotor of Williamsport;14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 27, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 6 – 8:-00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers.

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Selma L. “Sally” Andrews

Selma L. “Sally” Andrews, 89, of Hughesville passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Max J. Andrews in November 28, 1976.

Born January 20, 1928 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Albert Gustaf and Sara Eloise (Hampton) Engdahl. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the former Lysock View Nursing Home, Montoursville. She also worked at Sylvania in Montoursville and for the East Lycoming School District. Sally was a member of the Moose Lodge #2222, Hughesville, and a member of Picture Rocks United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed raising Gladiolus flowers, writing poetry, and journaling. Sally loved playing softball and started a women’s softball league in this area. She was an avid Phillies fan. Sally was the force behind starting and maintaining strong family ties through yearly family reunions and parties that are continuing over 30 years later. Her positive outlook and attitude remained with her to her final hours. Sally was a joyful soul with a song in her heart and swing in her step. She left a positive impression with everyone she touched.

She is survived by three daughters, Sally L. Alcocer of Hughesville, Kate A. (Mike) Mitchell of Watsontown, Lori J. (Jake) Stiger of Hughesville; two sons, Michael J. (Joanna) Andrews of Dresher, Patrick N. (Judy) Andrews of Hughesville; a sister: Kathryn "Peach" E. (Byron) Bassett of Muncy; a brother, Albert "Sonny" Engdahl of Montoursville; 12 grandchildren, and19 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Daniel Andrews, and two brothers, Roland and Jon "Jack" Engdahl.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain David Fishel officiating. Burial will follow at Muncy Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sally’s name to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org.

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




     



Herbert F. Betts

Herbert F. Betts, Sr., 60, of Williamsport died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side.

Born March 10, 1957 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Ellen Mae Betts Ryan.

Herbert was employed by Shop Vac for 30 years, and Jersey Shore Steel for four years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood and being in the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth Ann (Pettit) Betts, his children, Herbert (Susan) Betts, Jr. of Sullivan County, Amanda (Dana) Houseknecht of Hughesville, Thomas Betts of Williamsport, and Christina (Matthew) Robidoux of Williamsport, seven grandchildren, Abby, Tyler, Nathan, Grace, Ellen, Maddison and Kairi.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Arthur, James Frederick, Frederick James, Lynn Douglass and Laura Mae Betts Ryan.

A funeral service to honor the life of Herbert will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Herbert’s name may be made to any local volunteer fire company.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Grant K. Steers

Grant K. Steers, 76, of Wolf Twp. died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He is the husband of Sandy M. (Daugherty) Steers and celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary July 3, 2016.

Born March 21, 1941 in Montgomery, he is the son of the late Kenneth and Bernice (King) Steers. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Grant was employed as a welder for the former New Columbia Joist Company. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Grant was a member of the American Legion, Hughesville, and was a member of their pool league. He attended New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy are two step sons, Lawrence H. Knight of Bellefonte, Terry S. Knight of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Sherry Guyer of Abington, MD; a brother Samuel Steers; a step brother Thomas (Brenda) Steers of Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 Step Grandchildren, and 12 Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was precede in death by a brother, Ronald Steers.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, with Pastor Robert A. Lauver officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Michael S. Lutcher

Michael S. Lutcher, 52, Dewart, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born January 24, 1965 in Washington, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas J.
and Jeannie (Merrick) Lutcher. On May 6, 1989 he married the former Reva S.
Bortz and they have celebrated 27 years of marriage.

He was a 1983 graduate of Milton High School and was currently employed by R & P Security of Milton.

He was a former member of the Milton and Turbot Twp. Fire Companies and former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton. He was a current member of Northumberland Fire Police.

Mike enjoyed bowling at the Imperial Lanes in Milton for Team 13.
Surviving besides his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Tom R. and Emily
Lutcher of Puyallup, Washington; a daughter, Anna J. Lutcher at home; two
grandchildren: Tyler and Nevaeh Lutcher; and a brother, Craig R. Lutcher and his wife Lisa of McEwensville.

Friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 PM Monday at Brooks Funeral Home &
Cremation Svc, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown with memorial honors by the Fire Police at 6:45 PM. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM with the Rev.James Ritter of Watsontown Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the
funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




Emily C. Snyder

Emily C. Snyder, 101, of 1900 Ravine Raod, Williamsport, died peacefully on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. She was born in Williamsport on April 8, 1916 the daughter of William J. and Emma Bischof Strouse.

Emily was a longtime member of St Boniface Catholic Church.She had been a secretary and receptionist for the Lycoming O.B.G.Y.N. here in Williamsport. Emily was preceded in death by her husband Richard W. Snyder in 1987 and her daughter Victoria Powell in 1999.

Emily is survived by her son Gary W. (Susan) Snyder in S. Williamsport Pa. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren ; Karen (Mark) Staub, Kevin (Nicole) Snyder, Ryan Snyder, Justin (Eleni) Snyder, Richard (Kristin) Powell and Amanda Powell. 6 great grandchildren 7 nieces and 5 nephews, and a special niece Sandra Bierly. She was preceded in death by her sister Mabel Tomlinson, brothers George, Lloyd and William Strouse.

Funeral and burial services will be held at the convienence of the family. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions in Emily’s name may be made to the Williamsport Home 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,Pa. 17701. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2017

Mary Arlene Agnor

Mary Arlene Agnor, 94, passed away at the Williamsport Home on Thursday April 20, 2017.

She was born in Collomsville on Sept. 23, 1922 a daughter of Joseph J. and Mary I. Seewald Engler

Arlene had been a member of the former Ascension Catholic now St. Joseph the Worker Parish and was a graduate of the former St. Joseph’s High School. Arlene had been employed at the Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Court where she had received a commendation from Gov. Richard Thornburgh for her work, while at Friends of the Court.

Her husband Robert “Jack” Agnor , died Jan. 19, 2001.

Surviving are three daughters and their families, Carol Agnor-Phillips of Hughesville, Judy (Frank Jr.) Noviello of Blue Bell, Joan (Clifford) Martin of Dade City, Fla., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 Saturday, April 22, 2017at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W.4th St., Williamsport with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park in Muncy.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Foundation for the benefit of Suquehanna Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamport, PA or The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 21, 2017

Grant K. Steers

Grant K. Steers, 76, of Wolf Twp. died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He is the husband of Sandy M. (Daugherty) Steers and celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary July 3, 2016.

Born March 21, 1941 in Montgomery, he is the son of the late Kenneth and Bernice (King) Steers. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Grant was employed as a welder for the former New Columbia Joist Company. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Grant was a member of the American Legion, Hughesville, and was a member of their pool league. He attended New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy are two step sons, Lawrence H. Knight of Bellefonte, Terry S. Knight of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Sherry Guyer of Abington, MD; a brother Samuel Steers; a step brother Thomas (Brenda) Steers of Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 Step Grandchildren, and 12 Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was precede in death by a brother, Ronald Steers.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, with Pastor Robert A. Lauver officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: April 21, 2017




Matilda L. Ross

Matilda L. Ross, 91, of Beauty Ave. Williamsport passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Leighton Place, Williamsport.

Born September 2, 1925 in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Hazel Neidig Merolli. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Ross on May 21, 2009.

Matilda worked in the cafeteria at Lycoming Valley Middle School. She was a member of the NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association), and she enjoyed shopping, sewing, camping, canning, cooking and baking, but her family was her greatest passion.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan A. Ross of Muncy; a son, Gary R. Ross of Williamsport; grandchildren, Angela Lepley, Jessica McDermott, Erik and Seth Balliet; four great grandchildren, Emilie, Anthony Jr., Greyson and Gaige; and a sister, Dorothy Janaskie of Northumberland.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 24 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 5-7
p.m. Sunday, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Matilda’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 19, 2017

Bernard P. Imrisek

Bernard P. Imrisek, 89, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. He was born September 17, 1927 in Lansford, PA a son of Paul V. and Catherine M. Buda Imrisek.

He was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and enjoyed outdoor activity with his grandkids and playing cards with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Rose M. Arcari brothers, Paul, Frank and Joe Imrisek and sisters, Mary Derby and Sister M. Mildred, MSC.

He is survived by his sons, John P. (Kimberly) Imrisek of Williamsport and David P. (Janet) Imrisek of Camp Hill; daughters Terri M. (Andy) Atwell of Montoursville and Cathy M. Wheeler of Montgomery; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 20, 2017

Raymond W. Wall

Raymond W. Wall, 79, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.  He was a lifetime resident of Jersey born September 10, 1937.  Ray was a groundskeeper at Little Pine State Park for 31 years before retiring. He is survived by 2 brothers, Wayne and Mark both of Jersey Shore and Hazel (Edward) Billman of Williamsport. 
A memorial service for family and friends will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Antes Fort.
Arrangements are being handled by Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.  Please share your memories of Ray with his family at ww.rearickcarpenter.com 

 

Posted: April 20, 2017




Mae E. “Betty” Harris

Mae E. “Betty” Harris, 90, 0f Cogan Station, passed away Monday, April 18, 2017 at her home. She was born February 23, 1927 in Montoursville the daughter of Harry and Florence Hummel Miller.

Betty was a longtime resident of Cogan Station. She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church and had worked for many years at the former Sylvania Photoflash in Montoursville.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Carol (Walt) Splain of Linden and Barbara (Steve) Temple of Lock Haven; sons, Roger (Wendy) Harris of Cogan Station and Dan (Teresa) Harris of Cogan Station; sisters, Lois Mundrick of Rochester, NY and Beverly Weikel of Hughesville; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband James and a grandson, Toby Watson.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Chris Pfleegor officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday afternoon from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Larry T. Wileman

Larry T. Wileman, 75, of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Bonnie Wileman.

Born August 17, 1941 in Williamsport, Larry was a son of the late Charles and Marion (Lutz) Wileman.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Williamsport High School, and still remained active as part of his class reunion committee. He worked at Rayovac, Bethlehem Steel for 25 years and retired in 2003 from Lunaire.

Larry and Bonnie loved being together and traveling. Larry enjoyed working in his yard and feeding the birds. He took great pride in his landscaping and took classes at Penn State for horticulture and landscaping. Larry was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

Along with his wife Bonnie, Larry is survived by his niece and nephew Stefanie (Mark) Hostrander of Reading PA, and Tom Kinney of Williamsport, and great nephews, Steven, and Jared Hostrander and Brian Kinney and great niece, Alecia Pricher. Larry is also survived by his wonderful friends Debbie and Dutch Bogaczyk and their children, Tyler and Ryan, Susie and Rick Rider and their son Matthew Rider, his best friends Corey Way and Gary Hinston and his beloved dog, Martini.

Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Kinney and a brother, Charles Wileman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Larry will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Charles L. “Jack” Poust

Charles L. “Jack” Poust, 84, of Moreland Twp. died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at home. Jack was the husband of Sarah N. (Rishel) Poust and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on February 28, 2017.

Born April 22, 1932 in Franklin Twp., he is the son of the late Jesse J. and Pearl L. (Glidewell) Poust. Prior to his retirement, Jack was a logger, working for several area logging companies. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, John Deere and Farmall tractors. Jack enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family. He also competed in Lumberjack events throughout the state.Surviving in addition to his wife Sarah are three daughters, Lucinda G. "Cindy" Houseknecht of Hughesville, Lisa M. Hall of Orangeville, Kristina J. (Chris) Hartman of Unityville; a son, Charles L. (Kathy) Poust, Jr. of Muncy; a daughter-in-law, Shelly (Dietterick) Poust-Kiess of Unityville; six Grandchildren; two Step-Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; and four Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dane N. Poust; a grandson, Jesse C. Richart; and brothers James B. and Oliver S. Poust.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. David K. Fishel officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Visitation will be on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Valeria E. Holmes

Valeria E. Holmes, 84, a resident at the Williamsport Home, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Thursday April 13, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born March 31, 1933 in Shamokin, PA., a daughter of Wm Ralph and M. Beatrice Weikel Knopp.

Valeria was a graduate of Watsontown High School and was a long time member of the Greenview Alliance church in Montoursville. Where she also served as secretary and assistant treasurer. She was an employee of the former G.T.E. Sylvania in Montoursville and retired from Palco Federal Credit Union in Muncy.

Valeria and her late husband James L. Holmes enjoyed many years together and were privileged to travel to many places in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zeland. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and bird watching. Having no children of their own she enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews and family members at many family functions.

Valeria is survived by her sisters, Doris B. Bower of Montoursville and Donna J. (Lee) Freeman of Williamsport; brothers, Leon I. (Judy) Knopp and Milan (Jean) Knopp, both of Muncy; sisters-in-law, Florence Knopp of Muncy, June (Ambrose) Catherman of Williamsport and Edith Eichenlaub Watsontown; brothers-in-law, John A. (Nancy) Holmes of Allenwood and Rev. Thomas Eugene (Brenda) Holmes of Richmond, KY.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents; brother, Ralph E. Knopp, brother–in–law’s Harold Bower and Carl Eichenlaub.

The funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday April 24, 2017 at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville with Pastor Ron Raymer and Rev. Thomas Eugene Holmes officiating. Private interment will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Jeffery Clark Randolph-Hunter

Jeffery Clark Randolph-Hunter, of Williamsport, PA, made his transition from temporal to eternal life on Saturday April 1, 2017 after a prolonged illness.

Jeff was born, in Williamsport, on September 1, 1955 to Anna Mae (Brown) Hunter and Robert A. Hunter Sr, who preceded him in death.

He was the youngest of six siblings; Charliese E. Wilson (Harrisburg, PA), Atiba A. Nkrumah-Butch (Baltimore, MD), Deborah E. Carr (Essex, MD), Mary M. Square (Chino Hills, CAL); and, Dedra Hunter and Robert A. Hunter Jr. who preceded him in death.

Jeff was the companion of Crystal Lynn Wise and they had three children, Eddie Wise, Jeffery C. Randolph Jr. and Cato J. Randolph; three grandchildren, Jeffery lll, Cato Jr. and Jayana Fillman; a step-son and six step-grandchildren. They were the joy of his life.

Jeff had been employed as a printer at a couple of print shops in the city; most notably Lables by Pulizzi, Inc. He also worked as a welder for a couple companies; most notably Powerplant Technologies, Inc. He loved and took great pride in both of these occupations.

Jeff was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed life to the hilt, made friends wherever he ventured and was a favorite of his many Cousins'. He touched many lives with his goodness and uninhibited nature and will leave a lasting impression on family and friends.

The internment of his ashes will take place in Wildwood Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Friday April 21, 2017. There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth St, Williamsport, PA. Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:30 am. Following the Service there will be A Celebration of Life Repast at the Edgar A. Stills, Elks Lodge, 625 Park Ave. Williamsport, PA - from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Bretlin Tanner Skiro

Bretlin Tanner Skiro, Age 2, left this world all too soon on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Bretlin, also known as Tank, was a healthy, hearty and precious baby boy born on May 17, 2014. He was the son of Brett T. Skiro (Felisha Evans-Koch), of Williamsport and Lindsey M. Bierly (Roger Plaisted), of Lock Haven.

He enjoyed driving his older siblings crazy, playing in the dirt, watching Blaze and the Monster Machines, and loved anything that had to do with Minions and Sponge Bob. He had an appetite larger than life and knew what good food tasted like, even at the age of 2. He attended Daycare and School at Moms Inc. in Lock Haven and loved his teachers and friends. He was the most sincere, loving, caring little boy who would offer hugs and kisses to anyone and was great at snugging.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Jaiden Skiro, two brothers, Karter Skiro and Trent Bierly, three aunts, Shauna (David) Knapp, of Pittsburgh, Kelli Jo (Jeremy) Shaffer, of Watsontown, Leslie Tressler, of Lock Haven, an uncle, Peter Skiro, of Montoursville, several other aunts, uncles, and cousins, special friends Tony, Dawna, and Shane Bierly, many other special friends, maternal grandparents, Barry and Tammy Tressler ,of Lock Haven, maternal great-grandparents, Sarah and Richard Heaverly, of Blanchard, Virginia Bonnell, of Avis, Earl and Dottie Tressler, of Beech Creek, paternal grandparents, Peter (Karen) Skiro Jr., of Montoursvillle, Heather (Tom) Turner, of Montoursville, paternal great-grandfather, Dean Thomas, of Loyalsock.

Bretlin was preceded in death by paternal great-grandmother, Sara Thomas.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20 at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Northway Presbyterian Church.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Skiro Family Care Fund, Attn: Leslie Tressler, 513 East Park Street Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Evelyn F. (Ault) Gehr

Evelyn F. (Ault) Gehr , a lifetime resident of Montoursville, died in the early hours of Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was 96 years old. Evelyn was fortunate to enjoy life for 95 years. Up until her accident in June of 2016 when she fell and broke her femur and knee she was able to be out in the community four or five days each week – attending church, participating in Bible study, going shopping, and having lunch with friends. She thrived on being in the community and meeting and talking with her many friends.

She was born on September 15, 1920 to James Clyde and Mildred Rose (Updegraff) Ault. She was the eldest of five siblings. She attended J. George Becht Elementary School and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1939.

During World War II Evelyn, through a mutual friend, became the pen pal of Seabee, Charles Stanley Gehr, a local young man from Warrensville whom she had never met. They corresponded throughout the War. On April 18, 1953, seven years after his return from duty they were married and they spent the next 48 years together residing in Montoursville, PA.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her parents, her youngest brother Gerald Keith and a nephew Bari Stone.

She is survived by a large and loving family. Her first and second generation family include Clyde Eugene Ault, Frances Stone, Phyllis Thomas, Jill (Allen) Kaplan, Keith Ault, Kathy (John) Laugerman, Miriam (Garth) Eck, David (Alice) Ault, Jeffrey Ault, Lyvonne (Craig) Snyder, Shelley (Gerry) Roberts, Lynn (Ron) Gearhart, Susan Thomas, Marcie Watts, Larry (Sue) Gehr, and Jerry (Helen) Gehr. She was considered the matriarch of the family She was the one everyone contacted when needing to know about another member of the family, when approval was wanted to set the time and place for a family picnic, or dinner. She was the messenger for family events that marked both joy and sadness – being aware of the new babies in the family, engagements and marriages, illness of members of the family and the demise of members of the clan. She knew and was extremely proud of her family and knew its genealogy for generations. Evelyn was loved and respected by four generations of family and will be greatly missed by all.

She spent her working days in retail in Williamsport, PA. Her employment included selling paint and wall paper at Carroll House, draperies and curtains at L.L.Stearns, and finally women’s apparel at Brozman’s. She retired when the store closed. Evelyn never drove a car and she was a fixture at the bus stop almost every day, rain, snow or sunshine. She made many acquaintances and friends on those bus rides, both the passengers to the drivers.

Evelyn was a woman of faith and one of the oldest members of Faith United Methodist Church. Her influence was felt throughout the church for many years. She was a member of the choir, a member of FUMC Women and was present to lend a helping hand in organizing dinners and making the coffee, giving her opinion about various projects, and making sure that the altar was adorned with flowers on Sunday. Evelyn was extremely proud of her membership and work in FUMC.

Friends are invited meet with the family on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church on Fairview Dr., Montoursville with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM, with internment immediately following at Twin Hills Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that any memorial gifts be given to The Learning Center, 19 East Fourth St., Williamsport 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Kenneth L. Porter

Kenneth L. Porter, 88, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Ken married the former Patricia A. Huffman, who survives, on October 16, 1954 and together they shared 62 years of marriage.

Born January 19, 1929, in Ogdensburg, he was a son of the late Burdett M. and Lydia (Schmelzle) Porter.

Ken graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1946 and also from Williamsport Technical Institute. He served his country in the US Army, 1st Calvary during the Korean War, and later retired from Williamsport Wire Rope (Bethlehem Steel) in 1993.

Ken was a member of Newberry Church of Christ where you could often find him helping out with various projects. He was a member of Dietrich Lamade F.&A.M. Lodge #755, a 32nd degree Valley of the Williamsport Scottish Rite, and a member of the Williamsport Consistory, and a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Ken enjoyed taking care of his lawn and gardening, camping, square dancing, woodworking and building.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, David (Angela) Porter of Montoursville, Richard (Kara) Porter of Vestal, N.Y, D. Mark Porter of Williamsport, and Michael (Suellen) Porter of Cogan Station; eight grandchildren, Nicole, R.J., Daniel, Chelsea, Krista, Patrick, Collin and Ava; step grandchildren, Robert, Kyle, Erica, and Tanner; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Getgen and Leona Butters and a brother, Roy Porter.

A funeral service to honor Ken’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Newberry Church of Christ, 2101 Linn Street, Williamsport, with his Pastor, Ronald D. Savits, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 p.m., at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport (a masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.) and from 10 -10:30 a.m. Friday at church.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Newberry Church of Christ, 2101 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o the Gatehouse, 1000 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Mark E. Young

Mark E. Young, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home while in the presence of his loving family.

Mark was born in Williamsport, on March 8, 1961. His parents Roland and Patricia Beiter Young preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Jacqueline Harner; daughter, Dana Lewis (Adam); grandchildren, Hannah, Talia and Giada Lewis; brother, Scott Young; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mark was a 1979 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. He was employed at High Steel his entire career, approximately 37 years.

Mark and his wife Jackie also owned and operated the "Humpty Dumpty" sub shop on Lycoming Creek Road for the past 21 years.

As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mark was a member of the Beech Ridge Hunting Club for 29 years, Lycoming County Beagle Club and Red Run Rod & Gun Club. He was also a life member of the Keystone League. Mark enjoyed, fishing trips with family and friends, especially walleye fishing in Port Clinton, Ohio, and camping on the Delaware beaches with family and good friends. He was an avid fan and supporter of Penn State’s football and girls’ soccer teams. Most of all, Mark enjoyed spending time with family, especially watching his grandkids play soccer.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday April 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m., followed by a service celebrating Mark’s life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either the Geisinger Foundation at https://www.geisinger.org/en/about-geisinger/geisinger-foundation/make-a-gift (select Cancer GMC) or to the Williamsport Soccer Booster Club (checks payable to WAHS Soccer Booster and sent to Brette Confair), 607 Orchard Place, Willliamsport, PA 17701, as a tribute gift to honor Mark.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Wayne D. Pearsall

Wayne D. Pearsall, 66, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on December 4, 1950 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Richard Pearsall and Jane Mary Salisbury.

Wayne was a graduate of Lock Haven High School Class of 1969.

On November 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, the former Carol Ann McDermit, who preceded him in death on August 20, 2015.

Wayne was employed by Croda as a Maintenance Technician for 30 years, until his retirement on December 31, 2016.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both fishing and hunting. Wayne also liked woodworking and gardening.

Above all was his family. Wayne was a devoted husband and dedicated father.
Surviving are his three children: Cameron Lee (Denae) Pearsall of Mill Hall, Clinton Andrew (Jennifer) Pearsall of Castanea, and Ann Marie McLaughlin of Lock Haven; and five grandchildren: Kaylee Ann Pearsall, Devin Pettingill, Erin Marie McLaughlin, Malerie Mosier and Samantha Roupp.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 754 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

John P. “Jack” Rushoe

John P. “Jack” Rushoe, 77, of 34 Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born September 23, 1939 in Ashland, he was a son of the late Paul and Cleo (Degler) Rushoe. On January 21, 1961 he married the former Patricia Eck, who survives. Together they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Jack was a graduate of Turbotville High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jack worked as a laborer for 35 years at the former Sprout-Waldron, now Andritz, Muncy, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Clarkstown

Jack was a firefighter and EMT with both the former Clarkstown and Muncy Fire Companies, now Muncy Area Fire Company. He was a member of a local car club and enjoyed classic cars. Jack was an avid history buff.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and one son-in-law, Christle Rushoe, of Shiremanstown and Tawny and Mark Dietrick, of Ralston; five siblings, Shirley Howells, of Nanticoke, Carol Rupp, of Bloomsburg, Harold Rushoe and his wife, Rose, of CA, James Rushoe and his wife, Lee, of Bloomsburg and Joseph Palesky, of FL; and two grandchildren, Erin (Dietrick) Spencer and her husband, Mark, and Andrew Dietrick.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two siblings, Robert Palesky and Carol Bastian.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 St. Rt. 442, Clarkstown, with his pastor, the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

The family welcomes flowers, however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to SunnyBrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding, 426 State Home Rd., Montgomery, PA 17752 or online at sunnybrookmeadows.com/donate.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Bernard M. Imrisek

Bernard M. Imrisek, 89, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. He was born September 17, 1927 in Lansford, PA a son of Paul V. and Catherine M. Buda Imrisek.

He was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and enjoyed outdoor activity with his grandkids and playing cards with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Rose M. Arcari brothers, Paul, Frank and Joe Imrisek and sisters, Mary Derby and Sister M. Mildred, MSC.

He is survived by his sons, John P. (Kimberly) Imrisek of Williamsport and David P. (Janet) Imrisek of Camp Hill; daughters Terri M. (Andy) Atwell of Montoursville and Cathy M. Wheeler of Montgomery; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Ruth E. Blair

Ruth E. Blair, 88, of Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born December 6, 1928 in Proctor, a daughter of Arthur G. and Iva Lewis Foulkrod.

Ruth was a member of the Wallis Run United Methodist Church and the Trout Run Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Elwood L. Blair, sisters, Rachel Norton and Kathryn Snell, and her brothers, Ralph, Ernest, and Dick Foulkrod.

Ruth is survived by her Sons, Wayne E. of Milan, Gary B. (Kaye) of Montoursville, and Randy L. (Diane) of Montoursville; sisters, Dorothy Rightmire of Proctor, and Dora Tuttle of Horseheads, NY; four grandchildren, Meghan, Samuel, Alex and Gregory; five great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Wallis Run United Methodist Church, 9915 Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run, with Pastor Katherine Behrens officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, and again on Saturday from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Wallis Run United Methodist Church.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Stephen Dale Kleckner

Stephen Dale Kleckner, 63, of 565 Cricklewood Drive, State College, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at home.

He was born November 24, 1953 in Lock Haven, the son of Dale and Lavon Miller Kleckner. On October 28, 1978 in Renovo, he married the former Cheryl Ann Lundy who survives.

He was first employed by Hammermill Paper Company, and was currently employed with the Refrigeration Crew at Penn State University.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, State College. He was also a life member of the Beech Creek-Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, and was a member of the National Ski Patrol. He was an avid Penn State football and wrestling fan. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and wine touring. Most of all, Steve enjoyed the times spent with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Tomalis (Rob), of Charlotte, N.C., 2 sons, Brett (Brooke), of Beech Creek, and Sean (Katie), of Mill Hall, 2 sisters, Karen Heverly, of Marsh Creek, and Susan Young, of Beech Creek, 2 brothers, Duane, of Beech Creek, and Kenneth, of Blanchard, and 5 grandchildren, Anabeth and Juliana Tomalis, and Connor, Caleb, and Madison Kleckner.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA, 17745 with Pastor P. Steven Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beech Creek-Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Agnes May Higgins

Agnes May Higgins, 80, of Lock Haven passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

She was born June 21, 1936 in Lock Haven to the late Paul and Agnes Higgins.
She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1954. She then attended Lock Haven University and nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was employed by the Big N and was co-owner of the National Hotel with her brother, the late Paul Higgins.

She courageously fought cancer the past several years and was an inspiration to her nieces and family.

Surviving are her nieces, Julie (Wayne) Peck of Concord, NC and Jen (Rusty) Bottorf of Lock Haven; grand nieces, Kaleena Tripp and Courtney Peck, both of Concord, NC and Briana Bottorf of Lock Haven; and a grand nephew, Trey Bottorf of Lock Haven.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Robert P. Carichner

Robert P. Carichner, 77, of Hughesville, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.

Born May 3, 1939 in West Pittston, he was a son of the late Paul F and Doris (Johnson) Carichner. He married the former Lena Kipp, and together they celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Robert was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Class of 1957. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force, and during that time he received his a pilot’s license, and a good conduct medal. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a Mason .

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kevin (Kathy) Carichner of Springhill, FL, Keith Carichner of East Berlin, and Kurt Aaron (Theresa) Carichner of Clarks Summit; a step daughter, Donna (Bill) Stabler of Summerville, SC; a step son, Dennis Wilkinson of Dorchester, SC; a sister, Grace Kocher of Pinehurst, NC; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother in law, David Kocher; and a niece, Lynn Kocher.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 South Main Street, Hughesville. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

William B. Hart

William B. Hart, 84, of Forksville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born November 13, 1932 in New Albany, he was a son of the late Raymond L. and Ethel (Baker) Hart. He and his wife, the former Nancy Taylor, would have celebrated 22 years of marriage on November 15, 2017.

Bill was a dedicated and respected dairy farmer his entire life and was the fifth generation owner of High Hart Farms. As a young man, he was the recipient of the Keystone Farmer Award for outstanding farming, as-well-as many other conservation awards for farming.

He was a member of the Susquehanna Car Club, the Ogdensburg Gun Club, Sullivan County Planning Commission, Evergreen Lodge #163 F. & A.M., and an honorary member of the Sullivan County Fair where he formerly served as vice president. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Conservation District, and past president of the Greenwood Cemetery Association. Bill enjoyed hunting with family and friends. He loved people so much; testified to by the countless numbers he called Friend!

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Jennifer H. (Marty) Stabley of Hummelstown, and Julie H. (Kevin) Witmer of Watsontown; two sons, Jeffrey B. (Dedra) Hart of Charlotte, NC, and Jon W. (Stacie) Hart of Muncy; a sister, Mildred Frazier of Muncy Valley; 17 grandchildren, Meredith Stabley, William Stabley, Taylor Hart, Thomas Witmer, Nathan Witmer, David Witmer, Bode Hart, Tiffany Charles, Chelsie Richards, Jordan Fetterman, Adam Fetterman, Luke Fetterman, Elias Lynch, Ethan Lynch, Francesca Muscettola, Isabella Muscettola, and Matteo Muscettola; two great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Kathleen S. Faust of Sunnyvale, CA; Step Daughter, Rebecca F. (Tom) Lynch of Midlothian, VA; Step Daughter, Rachel A. (Jay) Fetterman of Sykesville, MD; and two nephews, Robert Mitteer and Frank Huff that he helped raise.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Janet B. Hart; two sisters, Doris Mitteer and Alice Huff.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Jacob C. Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Forksville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Fair, c/o Jody Lambert, 512 Lambert Hill Rd., Dushore, PA 18614; or the Eldredsville Vol. Fire Company, 402 Rt. 4007, Forksville, PA 18616; or the Greenwood Cemetery, c/o Melanie Norton, 1974 Rt. 4009, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Karen L. Clayton

Karen L. Clayton, 56, a resident of Watsontown, PA, passed away after many years of kidney disease and other health issues on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Geisinger Medical Center. Born in Kelly Twp., Union County, PA, on Tuesday, June 14, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Bitler, Sr. and Lucinda Shreck who survives her of Montgomery.

She was the wife of Thomas E. Clayton.

Karen was a 1998 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Due to her long time illness, Karen was a stay at home mom.

Karen was a member of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Edward J. Smith F.V.W. Post 3428 at Muncy. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending yard sales, watching western movies and reading her Bible. Her faith in the Lord never wavered.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter, Angela M. and husband Dennis Buck, Watsontown, PA; one grandson, Kyle E. Buck, Watsontown, PA; her step-father, Charles Shreck, Montgomery, PA; five siblings, Kathy A. and husband David Nevel, Hughesville, PA; Robert A. Bitler, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Marge S. and husband James Poust, Muncy, PA; Penny Benscoter and fiancé Will J. Zink, Muncy, PA; Dale L. Bitler and fiancé Danielle Gordner, Watsontown, PA. Karen is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 with Reverend James R. Pentz, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Rd, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or to the New Covenant Assembly of God, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA 17752. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Anna M. Palmer

Anna M. Palmer, 88, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Manor Care North. Anna was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Palmer on March 16, 2008.

Born September 26, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Phillips.

Anna worked in the Bookstore at Brodart for over 40 years. She enjoyed crafts, sitting on her front porch and talking with her neighbors, and the home shopping network.

Surviving are her children; Robert (Ruth) McMahon of Williamsport, Ronald (Roxanne) McMahon of North Dakota, Elizabeth Sponhouse of Williamsport, Martin (Deb) Vail of Williamsport, and Kenneth (Pam) Vail of Jersey Shore, 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Anna was preceded in death by a son, William McMahon, and her siblings.

A funeral service to honor the life of Anna will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Anna’s name to Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. 
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2017

Diane L. Chesnut

Diane L. Chesnut, 68, of Montoursville died at her home on April 12, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was well loved and an inspiration to many, and will be greatly missed. She was born in Lock Haven on September 26, 1948, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Lou Strouse.

Diane worked at Bi-Lo Supply Company and Pier 87.

She is survived by two daughters: Mudita Kristy Hinton and Ashley (Mike) Sharp of Missoula, Montana, step-son Heath Chesnut of Anchorage, AK; two sisters Cathy (Bruce) Peddie, of Lock Haven, Sally (Conrad) Pinches, of Punta Gorda, FL; six grandchildren: Jenna Locricchio of Williamsport, Taro, Lupine, Rio, Veda Sharp of Missoula, MT, Kaena Chesnut of Anchorage AK,; a great granddaughter Emilia Locricchio of Williamsport, and her sweet dog Saydee.

Diane was predeceased by her husband of 32 years Walt Chesnut, and her step-daughter, Heather Chesnut.

A memorial service will be held 12:00, noon, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville. Friends will be received Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to acknowledge with appreciation the deep love and generous support of her friends and community.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or perform a random act of kindness in honor of Diane. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 14, 2017

Peggy Uhl

Peggy Uhl, 73, of Panama City Beach FL, passed away on November 29, 2016.

Peggy was born in Williamsport, PA on June 7, 1943, daughter of the late Marjorie & Edwin G. Beamer Sr. She graduated from Loyalsock High School. She was a devoted mother of 4 and was employed as a caregiver for many years. Her giving personality and love of life will be greatly missed. She was deeply loved by her surviving siblings, children and extended family. Siblings: Edwin G. Beamer Jr. of Cogan Station PA, Robert Beamer of Panama City, FL, and Betty English of Jersey Shore, PA. Children: Tina &Robert Major, Margie & Bill Gray Jimmy and Erin Blee and Tammy Condoluci of and 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Her life celebration will be at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, PA on
Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




James Briggs Darling

James Briggs Darling, 87, of Titusville, FL., passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Addington Place, Titusville, FL after an extended illness. James was a former resident of Cascade Township and Montoursville.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1929 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Theodore Stanley Quay Darling and Doris (Wetherbee) Darling.

Jim was married on Jan. 19, 1952 to Beulah Laura Campbell. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage.

He graduated from Mansfield University and Penn State University. Following graduation he served in the US Army, stationed in Puerto Rico. Jim taught high school in both Wellsboro and Coudersport Area Schools before becoming the District Sales Manager for Nationwide Insurance in Williamsport for 35 years until he retired in 1995.

He was a past member of Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville prior to his retiring to Titusville, FL. Jim was a former member of the Loyalsock and Montoursville Kiwanis Clubs and the Local Holiday Ramblers Recreational Vehicle Club. He and his Beulah enjoyed traveling the United States throughout their lives. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cindy S. (Kirk) Naugle, Montoursville, Pam J. (Scott) Olvany, Muncy, Kevin J. (Laurie) Darling, Florida, and Jim B. Darling, Utah; seven grandchildren, Shain E. (Carrie) Naugle, Dacia N. (Jamie) Disher, Caitlin A. and Danielle R. Olvany, Kala R., Josh Q. and Emmy M. Darling; and seven great-grandchildren, Aaron, Cole and Emily Naugle, Jacob, Joseph, Michaela, and Sadie Disher.

Jim is also survived by his sisters, Joann Petusky, Linda Chilson, Shiela (Jerry) Henmen, and preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Stone, all formerly of Wellsboro.

The service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Great Outdoors Community Church in Titusville, FL where he was very active prior to his illness.

The family request memorial contributions in James name to the Alzheimer Association, 57 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309.

 

Posted: April 13, 2017

Myron L. Richard

Myron L. Richard, 84, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Elizabethtown.

Born April 29, 1932 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Brittie I. (Harding) Richart. He married the former, Joan M. Rampulla, who preceded him in death in 2014.

Myron served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Williamsport Hospital in 1987 and from Litton Industries in 1996. Myron was a member of the multiple organizations including, the American Legion, the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 40 et 8 Highland Lake Manor and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, volunteering with the boy scouts, watching baseball, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandsons.

He is survived by one daughter: Joni (David) Martin of Elizabethtown, PA and one son: Joe (Nancy) Richard of Vacaville, CA; and seven grandchildren, Elijah, Noah, and Isaiah Martin, all of Elizabethtown, Journrey Silva of Norman, OK, Kaili Beebe of Emeryville, CA, Tresten Besserer and Nolan Besserer, both of Henderson, NV.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Huffman; and six brothers, LaRue, Herman, Stanley, Eugene, Harry Jr "June", Harley "Pete" Richart.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Father Michael S. McCormick officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, PA 17752, where he served as an usher.

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

 

Posted: April 13, 2017

Michael E. “Mike” Morder

Michael E. “Mike” Morder, 34, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2017.

Born June 13, 1982, in Altoona, he was a son of Stormy Kissinger (Ernie Kreider), of Huntingdon and Gary Morder (Cheryl), of Mill Creek.

Mike was a 2001 graduate of Cambridge High School. He served in the Marines from 2001-2005 with the Second Battalion Fourth Marines Magnificent Bastards. He was employed with Oil State Energy Services in Watsontown as a pressure control pipe line laborer.

He enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King novels, all animals, including his dog Luna, and driving his jeep with his family while listening to Eminem. Mike also enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping, and wanted to be a survivalist one day! His favorite sports teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Penn State Lions. His son, Matthew, meant to the world to him and would always say “I love you to the moon and back plus a million.”

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne A. (Marody) Morder, two sons, Michael E. Morder, of Laguna Hills, CA and Matthew J. Morder, of Linden, a daughter, Katie M. Morder, of Laguna Hills, CA, his paternal grandmother, Sandy Baumgardner, a brother, Shadow Morder, of Mill Creek, and two sisters, Serenity Morder, of Mill Creek and Jessica M. Zeiders, of Huntingdon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Dolores Kissinger and paternal grandfather, Jon Morder, Sr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Mike will be held private at the convenience of the family. “Always remember to jeep wave!”

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2017




Ada M. Gibson

Ada M. Gibson, 61, of Williamsport, passed away, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is her husband of 14 years, James H. Gibson.

Born January 15, 1956, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Bernadine (Hillyard) Crossley.
Ada was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She loved and cherished animals.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Charles E. Weber, of Hughesville; a daughter, Betty M. Tyson, of Arizona; three grandsons; two sisters, Doris M. Fisher, of Montandon and Judy A. Curry, of Allenwood; two brothers, Richard L. Kurtz (Mary), of Williamsport and Albert J. "Jeff" Crossley, of Florida; two step-sons, James H. Gibson II, of Philadelphia and Christopher N. "Nick" Gibson, of Williamsport; one step-grandson and two step-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin F. Kurtz and a sister, Donna L. Walker.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ada will be held 8 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Carolyn C. Eckley

Carolyn C. Eckley, 83, of Fairfield Twp., Muncy, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at her home. She was born April 22, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Leslie E. and Carolyn M. Cooper Thompson.

Carolyn’s family moved to Clearfield, PA where she graduated from Clearfield High, and the Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She then moved to Williamsport, PA in 1956 and began a lengthy career with the Williamsport Hospital working in Labor and Delivery, and Family Planning until retirement. After retiring Carolyn volunteered countless hours at Lycoming Mall Life Center, and at the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center. When not volunteering she could be found cross country skiing, riding her horse, camping at the beach and at family gathering.

Carolyn was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 52 years Norman L. Eckley, and brother Paul Thompson.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Norman P. (Renee) Eckley of Pawley’s Island, SC, David L. (Faye) Eckley of Muncy, and Brian J. (Terry) Eckley of Bristol, TN; three grandchildren, Lane D., Lauren C. and Callie M. Eckley, numerous family members and friends.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 471, Montoursville, PA 17754 or Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 12, 2017

Geordan Anthony Grieco

Geordan Anthony Grieco, 27, formerly of Williamsport, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Born June 15, 1989 in Harrisburg, PA he was a son of George D. Grieco and Cathy Lee Funk.

Geordan graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2007 and from Bucknell University in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. While attending Bucknell Geordan was also a Fundraising Manager for the University.

Geordan was employed as a Worldwide Account Manager for FedEx Corporate Services in New York City and was one of their youngest members. He provided many hours of volunteer service with FedEx, Habitat for Humanity, NJ State Food Bank and painting and remodeling several schools. Geordan had a huge heart, especially for his Hoboken NJ homeless man, who he always fed on the way home from 7- Eleven.

Geordan loved spending time with his family and friends, exploring, traveling, reading and writing, going to the movies, museums and singing karaoke with his friends and sister. He also enjoyed photography and took the most wonderful pictures. As a child, Geordan played soccer. He organized sporting events for his father and assisted his siblings with mock interviews. He was baptized, confirmed and attended St. Joseph the Worker Parish with his grandfather as much as possible.

Surviving are his parents, George D. (Jill) Grieco and Cathy Funk (Darwin Morse) all of Williamsport, his siblings, Logan and Nicolas Grieco and Ashlyn Case, all of Williamsport, paternal grandparents, Carmine and Ruth Grieco and Ed and Margaret “Mammy” Porter, maternal grandparents, Edward and Marta “Gram” Funk, and Sandra “Nanny” Yocum, uncles and aunts , Timothy Grieco, Vince (Mary) Grieco, Todd Funk, Jarrod Funk, Duane Neufer (Kim Dymeck), Toni (Frank) DiRuscio, Tammy (Joe) Cannicci, Cathy Deitrich, Robin Deitrich, Kelly Grieco, Darla (Keith) Emig, Bonnie Reynolds, Raenell Mull, Karen Geisinger, Lori (Joe) Caprio and Bobbi Grieco, Godmother, Binkle Snyder and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Patricia Grieco, a maternal grandmother, Shirley Funk-Watson and Godfather, Elwood Snyder.

A viewing and service to honor the life of Geordan will be held for the family at their discretion with the Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Geordan’s name may be made to the Bucknell University Financial Aid Scholarship, C/O Bucknell University, 301 Market Street, Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2017




Virginia “Ginger” Grace Englert

Virginia “Ginger” Grace Englert, 79, of 110 Oak Lane, Flemington, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

She was born in Lock Haven on December 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Richard H. and S. Annabelle McKinney Dorey.

Ginger was a 1955 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
She was married to her true love, former teacher and coach, John E. Englert, who preceded her in death in May 2003.

Ginger was an avid Bobcat, Penn State & Steeler football fan. She loved special outings with her family and friends. She enjoyed crafts, cards, swimming, bowling, tennis and going to camp- including her brother’s camp on Fishing Creek. She also loved sharing her “famous apple dumplings” with family, neighbors and friends.

Ginger was an active member at Great Island Presbyterian Church of Lock Haven, where she served on several committees.

She is survived by a son, John E. Englert, II and a daughter, Leslie (Pete) Russell, both of Lock Haven; five grandchildren, Mandy Englert, twin sisters Chrissy Smith and Cassie Englert, and Ben and Emmy Russell; a brother, Richard (Peggy) Dorey of Lamar; Sister-in-laws, Mary K. Englert of Lock Haven and Ann Englert of Reading; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her wonderful friends, Nann Sigmund & family of California – far in distance but close in heart, Zetta Sweeley - whom both shared so much of their lives with each other, Barb Barger – her running buddy who she did so much with and went many places together, Doris Probst, twins Karen Miller and the late Kay Kuntz, and Jean Bamonte – her best friend from childhood.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Pastor Taylor Camerer officiating.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Great Island Presbyterian Church or John E. Englert Scholarship Fund c/o Keystone Central Foundation.

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

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Marie Martin

Marie Martin, Mom, Grammy, MeMe, 91, of Williamsport and the Presbyterian Home died April 9 at the Gatehouse surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Liberty PA on July 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank O. and Helen I. (Dartt) Johnson. She was the widow of Darwyn C. Martin who passed away in 1992. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Marie is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. (William) Dorman of Picture Rocks and Jane L. (Thomas) Bixler of Williamsport, a son Richard (Cynthia) Martin of The Villages, Florida, six grandchildren: Daniel, James, Richard, Jason, Jessica and Thomas and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, June Donnell, of Florida and a special niece, Kathy Stiber, of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Olson, and a long-time companion, Norman Auker.

Marie was born and grew up on a farm but later moved to Williamsport where she lived the rest of her life. She was a long-term member of St. Paul –Calvary United Methodist Church in Williamsport, attending since 1939.

Marie enjoyed gatherings and cooking for her family. Earlier in life she was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2010. But, her passion was her garden and her roses and sharing her flowers and roses with loved ones.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Presbyterian Home for making it “home” for Mom for almost the past six years.

Reverend George Spencer will conduct services at 12 noon at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Friends are invited to a visitation prior to the service starting at 11 am. Burial will follow at the Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Contributions may be made in memory of Marie to the Presbyterian Home at Williamsport, 810 Louisa Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 to Community Life Programs.

Please share your fondest memory of Marie at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Patricia A. Keefer

Patricia A. Keefer, 70, of New Columbia, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born December 20, 1946 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Charles Kaiser. She was raised by her grandmother, the late Nellie Kaiser. On September 8, 1990 she married Pete W. Keefer II, who survives. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage.

Patricia was a graduate of the Williamsport Area School district. Early in life she worked for the former JPM Industries, Lewisburg, until it closed, and later retired as a housekeeper from Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Patricia loved the beach and enjoyed her many trips to Ocean City, NJ.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Craig Lorimer, of Muncy, Duane Lorimer and his wife, Daphne, of Hughesville, Pete Keefer III and his wife, Juanita, of New Columbia, and Stephen Keefer and his wife Angela, of Selinsgrove; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main Street, Watsontown.

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

 

Posted: April 11, 2017




Eric L. McElrath

Eric L. McElrath, 26, of Montgomery, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 8, 2017.

Born July 1, 1990 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Terri L. (Buck) McElrath and Robert "Bob" McElrath, of Montgomery.

Eric was a 2009 graduate of Montgomery High School and was currently attending Penn College, Williamsport.

Following high school, Eric served honorably in the United States Army with the Military Police and also completed a tour in Afghanistan.

He was raised in the Lutheran faith. Eric was a member of the Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery and the Moose Lodge 145, South Williamsport.

Most important to Eric was his family and he loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Surviving in addition to his father are two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ken Shafer, of Williamsport and Todd and Samantha McElrath, of Muncy; his paternal and maternal grandmothers, Margaret McElrath and Doretta Middlesworth, both of Montgomery; and nieces and nephews, Kaleb Shafer, Kendall Hoffman and Topangah and Deagan McElrath.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Shellhamer, officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Eric's name be made to Disabled American Veterans, online at www.dav.org.

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

 

Posted: April 10, 2017

Thomas Mecum, Jr.

Thomas Mecum, Jr., 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at UPMC-Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born December 8, 1952, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas R. “Whitey” and Ann M. (Dgien) Mecum.

Thomas was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He worked for several years at Stroehmanns and retired from Carol Cable as a machine operator. He enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR and wrestling on TV, and loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving are four daughters; Nichole L. Mecum, Angela M. Mecum Cradle both of Williamsport, Lauren A. Duncan of Bedford, and Krista R. Mecum of Seoul, South Korea; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister in law Ellen L. Mecum of Trout Run; and two nieces and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a brother Michael A. “Mick” Mecum and a great grandson.

A funeral service to honor the life of Thomas will be held at 2pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave.

Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 1-2pm until the time of service on Wednesday at Knight Confer.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 10, 2017

Lester J. “Bid” Feider

Lester J. “Bid” Feider, 72, of Oak Brook Ln., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born in Loganton on June 7, 1944, he was the son of Lester and Relda V. McCloskey Feidler.

Bid was employed by Clinton County Solid Waste as a heavy equipment operator.

He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking as well as loved animals.

Bid was known as a jokester.

Surviving is his mother, Relda V. Feidler of Lock Haven; three children: Crystal D. (Charles) Miller of Centre Hall, William J. (Stefanie Seasholtz) Feidler of State College, and Samantha L. Rudy of Beech Creek; five siblings: Betty (David) Bower, Hazel (Robert) McBride, and Madaline (George) Schroat, all of Lock Haven, Mary (Arden) Holland of State College, and Sheryl (James) Delaney of Avis; his ex-wife, Glenda Feidler of Beech Creek; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and cousin and close friend, Wilbur Duck of Lamar.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Feidler; a sister, Emma Ergott; and a granddaughter.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Bid’s name may be made to Hope Stream Rescue and Sanctuary through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: April 10, 2017




Keith G. Hager

Keith G. Hager, 58, a lifetime resident of South Williamsport, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, after a brief illness at ManorCare Health Services North with his brother, Stephen by his side.

Born June 14, 1958, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Charles C. âBudã and Evelyn L. Hager. 

He attended South Williamsport High School and the former Williamsport Area Community College after which he became an electrician. He was formerly employed by Lunaire and retired from L3 Technologies in 2012.

Keith had many passions but none more endearing than St. Judeás Childrenás Research Hospital. He loved animals and found great joy in providing a loving home to many over the course of his lifetime. He was also an avid coin collector.

Surviving are his two brothers, Stephen J. Hager, of South Williamsport, and David J. Hager, of Melbourne, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael P. Hager. 

A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 10 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with the Rev. Brian F. VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank ManorCare Health Services and Amy Harada for their unwavering support.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Joyce Waltz Stuckey

Joyce Waltz Stuckey, 73, of Montoursville, died on April 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born Oct. 7, 1943 in Rose Valley, a daughter of Charles C. and Esther (Freezer) Waltz.

She had worked at Buckeye Pretzel and Herley and Sons before retiring in 2008.

Surviving are a son Douglas S. (Denise) Sylvis of Montoursville; a daughter, Debra A. (Chad) Yaw of Willmington, NC; two sisters, Thelma Baysore of Muncy and Judy Kreamer of Montoursville; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 11 at Rose Valley United Methodist Church, 5121 Rose Valley Rd., Trout Run. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice and Home Health, 427 Hepburn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Doris M. (Fry) McCoy

Doris M. (Fry) McCoy, 92, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Gate House.

She was born on January 21, 1925 in Hepburn Twp., the daughter of the late Lester and Mildred (Irion) Fry. From her infancy, following the death of her mother, she was raised in Williamsport by her great aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Charles Irion.

Doris was married on May 9, 1951 to the late Harry G. McCoy who died on February 4, 2009. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage.

She graduated from Williamsport High School and worked at Darling Valve prior to beginning her family. She played an integral role in the family business, Lycoming Printing Company, and later worked in the Development Office of Lycoming College. Doris was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon, member of the Women’s Association, and participant in weekly prayer meetings. She loved to knit, was a talented seamstress, and an excellent cook, a passion she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family.

Doris is survived by her children Jay G. McCoy (Megan) of Wilmington, DE, Ann M. Young (John) of Williamsport and Sue E. McCoy (Philip Habib) of White Plains, NY; grandchildren Lauren Borodenko (Chris), Scott McCoy, Emily Caruso (Jeremy) and John Young; great-grandchildren Lily and Juna Borodenko; and siblings Loren Fry (Ruth) of Muncy, Cora Belcher (George) of Kansas and Betty Bennett of Arizona. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Arthur, Floyd and Lawrence Fry, and sisters Audrey Wright, Marie Crissman, Marian Fae Getz and Laura Huffman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 102 East Third St., Williamsport with the Reverend Sam Hwang officiating. Friends and family will be received following the service at the church. A private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Churches Food Pantry, 320 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 10, 2017




Gretchen E. (Koble) Henry

Gretchen E. (Koble) Henry, 48, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on February 11, 1969 in Sunbury, she was the daughter of William and Barbara (Hubler) Koble who reside in Northumberland.  She married Matthew Henry and would have celebrated 11 years of marriage this October.

Gretchen was a 1988 graduate of Shikellamy High School.

She enjoyed music, sailing, walking, and drawing artwork.  She was a nature lover and truly enjoyed the outdoors.  Gretchen was always a very positive person with an open heart and a love for everyone.

Besides her parents and husband, Gretchen is survived by her son: Zachary P. and is wife Katie Dorman, Cambridge, VT; two daughters: Sadie E. Dorman, Selinsgrove, and Ava B. Henry, at home; two brothers: Dwayne and his wife Roseanne Koble, Riverside, and Matthew Koble and his wife Cassie, Glen Burnie, MD; two sisters: Lori Walter, Gulfport, MS, and Caroline and her husband Eric Field, Flowermound, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8th at 1:00 PM at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made either Ava Henry College Fund, C/O PSECU, PO Box 67012, Harrisburg, PA 17110  or Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, 124 Main St., Watsontown.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Carl K. “Bud” Heess

Carl K. “Bud” Heess, 80, of Shunk, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at The Gatehouse.

Born February 26, 1937 in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Kermit and Nellie (Brown) Heess. He and his wife, the former Janet R. Hilner, would have celebrated 32 years of marriage on April 30, 2017.

Carl dedicated nearly his entire life to farming the family farm. He had a love of the outdoors and was often described as a jack of all trades who could do anything. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and above all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Robin I. (Richard Bacorn) Rexer of Forksville; two sons, Randy L. (Dawn) Heess of Shunk, and Richard C. (Kristi) Heess of Forksville; three sisters, Shirley Wilson of Forksville, Betty Bozman of Forksville, and Sandy (Dallas) Bown of Forksville; two step-sons, Michael S. (Larissa) Cammer of Downingtown, and Brion K. Cammer of Chicago, IL; a step-daughter, Michele D. (Robert) Hamilton of South Willliamsport; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Helen I. Heess; a sister, Ella Ruth Bryan; and a step-son, Daniel L. Dunlap.

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: April 7, 2017

Sylvia R. Barth

Sylvia R. Barth, 90, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore.

Sylvia was born in Lock Haven on February 10, 1927, the daughter of the late John E. and Myrtle C. Young Russell.

She was a 1944 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On July 2, 1949 at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, she married Harold S. Barth, whom preceded her in death on October 6, 2011.

Sylvia was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Russell, Jesse Russell, Harry Russell, Marvin Russell, and sisters Lois Walizer and Mabel Shoemaker.

Sylvia was employed by Woolrich Woolen Mills as production supervisor for the Pearce Blanket Division.

She was a lifelong active member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.
Sylvia was central to her family, and that’s really where her heart lived. She was proud of each and every one, from her only son, to her grand and great-grandchildren. A standing tradition for more than 20 years was the Sunday dinners she cooked and shared with all of her crew.

A woman of devout faith, Sylvia lived her life as a faithful servant to God. She led by example, and at no time did she stray from her belief. She was a woman to be admired for her steadfast commitment to God.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Elaine) Barth of Lock Haven; three wonderful grandchildren, Ashely (Jason) Gilmore, Tyler (Rachel) Barth and Blake (Kelly) Barth; five precious great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Piper Gilmore, Mia Barth and River and Kenslee Barth; two brothers, Alan (Shirl) Russell and Carl (Pat) Russell; brother-in-law Lee (Rose Anna) Barth; Sister-in-laws Barb Barth, Alice Adams, and Florence Barth; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, 330 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven with Pastor Steve Salmon officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the First Church of Christ.

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

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2017




Anita M. Waltz

Anita M. Waltz, formerly a resident of Jersey Shore and the Presbyterian Home of Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock (formerly Sycamore Manor).  She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Her husband, Carl Waltz, died in 2011.

She was born on January 14, 1927 in Bangor, PA and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Buzzard Strunk.  Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and J. Horace Strunk, and one step-grandson.

Anita was a graduate of Bangor High School and Ryder College.  Besides being a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, she was the church secretary for Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore.  She was a member of Salladasburg Senior Citizens and  was an active, long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Anita is survived by three sons, Kevin (Lori) Waltz, of Watsontown, PA, Stephen (Susan) Waltz,  of Tallahassee, FL,  and Thomas (Jessica) Waltz, of Fredericksburg, VA; one daughter, Kristine Waltz (Steve Sorage), of Montoursville, PA; six grandchildren, Brian Waltz, Erin Merrill, Adam Waltz, Andrew Waltz, Stephanie Sorage, and Sarah Sorage; one great grandson, Thomas Waltz;  four step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, and three foster great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Trinity United Methodist Church.  Burial will be private in Jersey Shore Cemetery. 

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Anita’s name be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Henry (Hank) Belock

Henry (Hank) Belock, of 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport died Sunday February 13, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. He was born in Indiana, Pa, on April 25, 1927, the son of John and Mary Fiedorek Belock. He graduated from Indiana High School and Lycoming College. Henry served in the Navy during World War II and retired from Avco-Textron in 1989 as Purchasing Manager. Henry enjoyed traveling, reading, golf and workouts at the Y.M.C.A. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, the Republican Club and Gesang Verin Harmonia Club. Surviving are two sons Chuck of Rosewell Ga. and Mark of Dahlonega, GA. He is also survived by two grandchildren Jessica and Will Belock, a sister Helena of Indiana Pa., and a brother George of Tucson , AZ. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years the former Doris l. Miller on April 17, 2007. A funeral and burial will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at 3pm Wildwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Eugene W. “Gene” Hall

Eugene W. “Gene” Hall, 76, of Penn Twp. died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at home. He and his wife, Donna L. (Deppen) celebrated 57 years of marriage on January 1, 2017.

Born July 15, 1940, in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Kimber E. and Margaret E. (Trimble) Hall. Gene loved farming. He owned and operated Everbe Farm in Penn Twp., as a dairy farm for 47 1/2 years, then as a crop farm until his death. Family, friends, and farm life were so important in his life on earth. His favorite past time was sitting on his porch watching the deer, other wildlife, and watching his crops grow. Gene enjoyed playing pool in his spare time.Surviving in addition to his wife Donna, are two sons, Byron E. (Bonnie) Hall of Muncy, Christopher J. (Cindy) Hall of Muncy Valley; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Hank) Sharrow of Philippi, WV; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Joan (Jim) Herr of Muncy, Sandra (Ronnie) Campbell of Pennsdale, Alice (Dave) Lamper of Pennsdale; two brothers, Bruce (Betty) Hall, Robert Hall, both of Pennsdale, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Carr, and a brother Gary Hall.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Hank Sharrow, Gene’s son-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A luncheon will be provided at the Lairdsville Fire Hall following the burial.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2017




Margaret L. Miosi

Margaret L. Miosi, 86, of 78 Bertin Heights, Williamsport passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at home. She was born in Williamsport on April 14, 1930 the daughter of Carl A. and Helen Soules Toti. Margaret was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in S. Williamsport. She was a homemaker who loved to read, play the word find books and was an avid birdwatcher, always making sure the feeders were full of seed. Margaret donated regularly to the S.P.C.A. on Reach road in Williamsport.Her husband Anthony J. Miosi and her daughter Debra both preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Anthony C. Miosi of Hightstown ,N.J. ,Lori J Delorenzo of Hilton N.Y. and Lisa M . Miosi of Williamsport. Margaret is also survived by her grandchildren Eric (Jess) LeVan and Anthony and Matthew Delorenzo as well as great grandchildren, Ava, Charlotte and Hunter LeVan. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Wildwood Cemetery at 10 am. Msg. Stephen McGough her pastor will officiate. There will be no visitation and entombment will be in the Wildwood Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A.2805 Reach Road Williamsport,Pa. 17701. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Kenneth F. Sobotor

Kenneth F. Sobotor, age 82, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Arista Care at Loyalsock, a caring and loving community.  He was born on July 21, 1935, in Shamokin, the youngest of ten children to Benjamin and Bertha Sobotor.  He worked at the Triangle Tavern, as well as Purolator Courier, and owned the Shore Acres.  He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army.  He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Sobotor; daughters: Gwenda (Steve) Fink and Bonalyn (David) Phillips; grandchildren: John (Mary) Phillips, Desirée (Tara) Phillips, Kristen (Tim) Brown, and Steven (Kristen) Phillips; great grandchildren: Hayley, Gavin, and Ethan; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family will greet friends from 11:00-noon. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Arista Care at Loyalsock Activities Department, 1445 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

John E. Brown

John E. Brown, 70, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock nursing home (formally Sycamore Manor).

John was born January 15, 1947 in Clearfield PA.  He was the son of John F. And Dorothy Heberling Brown.

He was an active member of the nursing home Peer Group and was well known as the greeter for many years.

John was predeceased by both his parents, his wife, the former Rose Call, and his sister, Lillian "Pip" Call Turner.  He is survived by his sisters, Romona Call Fedele, Williamsport PA, Sandra deBronkart, Salem NH, two nieces, Rhonda Millhouse, FL, Lindsey L'Ecuyer, NH and nephew Lance Turner, FL.  

A private graveside service will be held at Crown Crest Memorial Park in Clearfield.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Easter Seals Central PA, 383 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College PA 16801 or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Kaufman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017




Robert Edward Yost

Robert Edward Yost, 73, of Flemington, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.

Bob was born in Lock Haven on October 3, 1943, the son of the late William and Mary E. High Yost.

He was a 1962 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Bob served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1968, operating as an E.O.D and Atomic Engineer in the Vietnam War.

On August 30, 1969 at the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven, he married the former Ruth DeGarmo, whom survives.

Bob was employed at Hammermill Paper Co. for 14 years before opening an auto mechanic garage of which he owned and operated until his retirement.

Bob enjoyed fishing and duck hunting and loved the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angel (Paul) Lester of Williamsport; a son, Robert F. Yost of Virginia; a brother, Raymond (Patrice) Yost of Montana; a granddaughter, Sophie Lester; and a step-granddaughter, Lexi Duffy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Yost.

A Military Honor Guard service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA animal food fund.

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

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

Margaret A. "Peggy" Waltz

Margaret A. "Peggy" Waltz, 82, of Williamsport, passed away, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Russell D. Waltz Sr.

Born April 5, 1934, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Katherine A. (Bauder) Pass.

Peggy was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wheel Inn, Antler’s Club and Zafar Grotto. She was an avid reader and enjoyed taking summer vacations to the beach. Most of all, Peggy was a devoted, loving and caring wife to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Russell D. Waltz, Jr. (Deb), of Hughesville, and Douglas W. Waltz (Maureen), of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Katherine A. Heltman (David), of Cogan Station, and Mary M. Lepley (Mark), of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Dusteen, Brian, Desirree, Melinda, Megan and Danielle; and five great-grandchildren, Jameson, Kadin, Camden, Brianna and Tyler "T.J."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanne Lynn and MinaJane Carr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Peggy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 7 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. David M. Byerly officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s name to American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwd, PA 19004 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Florida, FL 33131 or Redeemer Lutheran Church 1101 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 5, 2017

Barbara A. “Barbie” Kute

Barbara A. “Barbie” Kute, 74, of Hughesville, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at The Gate House.

Barbie had a great sense of humor and enjoyed watching old TV programs, music, lights, and especially her jewelry.

Funeral services will held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran "Brick Church" Cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 5, 2017




George Robert Oliva

George Robert Oliva, 66, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice in Danville. He was born June 30, 1950 in New York City to the late Raymond and Rose Oliva. Brother to Raymond and Grace Oliva, both preceded him in death.

He was a devoted husband to his wife of nearly 45 years, the former Donna K. Rupp. He spent his life mentoring his children, Robert and Diane Oliva. George enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his wife, and spent many years as an active member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, chapters H and M. He was active as a Boy Scout leader during his son’s childhood. George was heavily involved with his son’s business and thoroughly enjoyed attending motorcycle road racing events to watch him compete. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed countless trips with his family. He enjoyed trips to the zoo, and outdoor activities with his daughter. He was a loving and proud grandfather of Mia and Colin Oliva.

George worked the majority of his life in automotive repair. He was a true patriot and was exceptionally proud to serve his nation as a Navy Seebee, and working for the Department of Homeland Security as a lead TSO at the Montoursville airport, until his recent retirement.

Per his request there will be no services held. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Charles F. Ulmer, Sr.

Charles F. Ulmer, Sr., 84, of Hepburn Twp., left his earthly home and entered his heavenly rest on April 3, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center singing his favorite hymns. He was born November 7, 1932 in Williamsport a son of Thomas T. and Florence I. Fink Ulmer

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, West Milton. He was a lifetime dairy farmer and enjoyed gardening and especially his family.

On September 11, 2016 he was predeceased his wife of 63 years the former Peggy A. Bower. He is also predeceased by his parents, son, Timothy M. Ulmer, and great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Grace Scott.

Surviving are his children, Charles F., Jr. (Bonnie), Steven T. (Norma), Judith L. (Tim) Renno, Dennis E., Lorretta A. (James) Showalter, Alan E. (Robin), Craig A. (Karen), James W. (Molly), Matthew K., Shawn P., Norma J. (Jim) Davis, Jeffrey L. (Edna) Paul S. (Heather) and Ruth E. Ulmer; brother, Dale (Dixie) Ulmer; sister, Miriam (Donald) Shafer; 46 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 SR 87 Hwy., Montoursville with Pastor David King officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery. Friends and family will be received in the church from 9 – 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Blooming Grove Historical Society, P.O. Box 105., Cogan Station, PA 17728.
Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

Marian Fae Getz

Marian Fae Getz, 93, of Williamsport died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Roseview Center.

Born December 10, 1923 in Hepburn Twp., she was a daughter of the late Lester C. and Mildred P. Irion Fry.

Marian was a homemaker and had also worked for Shop Vac. She was a member of St. John-Newberry United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and growing her blooming cactus plants. In all kinds of weather you could often see Fae and Ralph walking through the Newberry and West End areas.

She is survived by her children Kathleen M. (John) Sobol of Williamsport, Janice K. (John) Borowski of Williamsport and Ralph R. Getz of Williamsport, grandchildren, Jared, and Jonah Getz, Jessica (Shawn) Wertz, Megan, Maddie and Mariel Sobol, and Michael (Naoko) Borowski, two great grandchildren, and siblings, Loren L (Ruth) Fry of Muncy, Doris M. McCoy of Williamsport, Cora P. (George) Belcher of Independence, KS, and Betty Bennett of Gilbert, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ralph W. Getz, three brothers, Larry, Floyd and Arthur Fry and three sisters, Audrey M. Wright, Marie C. Crissman and Laura E. Hoffman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marian will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with Rev. Jay Jones, officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017




Mark Fischer

Mark Fischer, 65, of Williamsport, passed away at home, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Mark was born in Williamsport on Sept. 26, 1951, a son of the late Raymond J. Sr. and the late Ruth F. Desaulniers Fischer.

He was a 1969 graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Mark was a partner in Janson & Fischer Contractors.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and sang in the Boys Choir and then in the Men’s Choir. He was a longtime member and former board member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia. He was also a member of the Harmonia chorus. Mark enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting and fishing and was a member of a number of shuffle board and dart leagues.

Surviving are eight siblings and their families, Patricia A. Woodring, of Williamsport, a twin brother, David (Barbara) Fischer, of Camp Hill, Thomas E. (Karen) Fischer, Raymond J. (Linda) Fischer Jr., Stephen D. (Carmen) Fischer, Marie B. Bausinger, Jerry F. (Vicki) Fischer, Ruth A. Fischer, all of Williamsport; and 16 nieces and nephews.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., with his pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville, with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lucas

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lucas, 96, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna.

Betty was born in Lock Haven on Jan. 14, 1921, a daughter of Karl and Julia Murray Lucas.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She had been a parole agent for the state and retired as a title clerk from the former Larry Herron Auto dealership.

She was deeply loved by her surviving seven nieces and nephews, William (Cheryl) Lucas with whom she lived, Trudy (Thomas) Fields, John Lucas, Marianne White, Connie (Steve) Hiller, Karleen (Thomas) Bishof, and Sherri (Robert) Gunsullus, many great-nieces and nephews and many, many great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, a brother, William M. Lucas, sister, Mary Ann Bittner; and niece Betty Lou Brown all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. at the church, Wednesday, with her pastor, Rev. Michael McCormick officiating, followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lock Haven.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Charles L. Chamberlin

Charles L. Chamberlin, 89, of South Williamsport, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Shamokin. He was the son of Lloyd E. Chamberlin and Grace I. Schankweiler Maxwell.

He was married to the former Mary M. Spooner for 69 years.

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1945 and Lycoming College in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed by the PA Department of Public Assistance for 47 years, retiring as executive director for Lycoming County in 1996. "Charlie" was a life member of Beech Ridge Hunting Club and the Marine Corp League. He enjoyed bowling, pigeon racing, gardening and his dogs. He served on South Williamsport Police Departmentás Civil Service Commission as its chairman in the late 80s and early 90s. He cherished time with family at his home, around the pool, deck and tennis court. He was a man who served his family, his community and his country.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; and three daughters, Diane (Dennis) Cramer, of South Williamsport, Cynthia (Richard) Boyer, of Montoursville and Patricia (Frederick) Seiders, of Turbotville. There are eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

Funeral service celebrating his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the funeral home with entombment following in the Mountain View Mausoleum at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy

. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request donations be made in Charlie’s name to USMC Toys for Tots Program, Williamsport Detachment, Marine Corp League, P.O. Box 3245, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 




Thomas A. McCloskey

Thomas A. McCloskey, Sr., 87, of S. Water St., Mill Hall passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born in Marsh Creek on July 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles and Alice Yeager McCloskey.

Thomas served in the United States Army.

He married the love of his life, the former Sylvia Heck, with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Thomas was employed by Piper Aircraft until its closing. He then worked for The Boeing Company in Atlanta until his retirement in 1992.
He was a member of the Beech Creek American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his wife, Sylvia McCloskey of Mill Hall, he is survived by a son, Thomas McCloskey, Jr. of Mill Hall; a granddaughter, Amanda McCloskey of New York; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Nevin Dietrich of Hublersburg.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles McCloskey, Jr. and a sister, Louise Holland.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4 until 6 p.m.

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

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Catherine M. Snyder Hollingsworth

Catherine M. Snyder Hollingsworth, 88, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born Jan. 26, 1929, in Selinsgrove, she was a daughter of the late Norman L. and Edna M. (Bickhart) Musselman.

Catherine was a 1946 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She was employed at the former Hall’s Motor Transit for 20 years.

She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed playing various card games.

Surviving are a son, John C. Snyder (Diane), of Williamsport; two daughters, Jane C. Snyder, of Williamsport, and Joan L. Schneider (Louie), of Linden; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Snyder in 1977, her second husband, Robert L. Hollingsworth, in 1990, and a son, James D. Snyder.

A memorial service to honor the life of Catherine will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 7 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport with the Rev. Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Elizabeth M. (Heilig) Delaney

Elizabeth M. (Heilig) Delaney, 79, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was married on December 31, 1955 to the late David E. Delaney who had passed away on November 24, 1991. They celebrated 35 years as husband and wife.

Elizabeth was born on July 27, 1937 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Phoebe (Renn) Heilig. She graduated from Williamsport High School and was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jersey Shore and enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and most of all, her grandchildren.

Elizabeth is survived by one son; David W. Delaney (Valerie) of Columbus, OH, three daughters; Karen M. Berry of Jersey Shore and Diane J. Wood and Mary B. Delaney, both of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother; Charles “Butch” Heilig (Carol) of Huntington and one sister; MaryAnn Bartlett (Fred) of Florida.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Don Haubaugh will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 




Shirley L. Lengel Dieffenbach

Shirley Larue Lengel Dieffenbach, 97, of Williamsport, passed away on March 27, 2017 with her children, Linda and George, by her side.

Born on January 8, 1920 to G. Frank and Emma Smith Lengel in Reading, PA, she attended the Reading public schools and growing up was a member of the Campfire Girls. In 1937 at graduation from Reading High School, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Kutztown State Teachers College from the Reading Museum and Art Gallery. While there she majored in Art Education with a minor in English and graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1941.

From 1941-45 she taught art at the Lower-Paxton Jr. High School outside of Harrisburg where she also served as the Secondary Art Supervisor. During that time she took post-graduate courses in the summer at the Pennsylvania State University.

In 1945 she was offered a position to teach art at the Roosevelt Jr. High School in Williamsport. It was there that she met fellow teacher and the love of her life, Fred M. Dieffenbach who had recently returned from active duty with the U.S. Navy during the war. They married on August 3, 1946 and shared over 62 years together.

She returned to teach at the Williamsport High School in 1955 after taking several years off to have her children. She remained in that position until retiring in 1980. During that time she also served as the art advisor to the school publications, organized annual art exhibitions and supervised decorating for the annual Jr. /Sr. proms. When the current high school was being built, she was instrumental along with other teachers in setting up the art department. She enjoyed teaching her many students over the years and was especially proud of those who became successful artists and/or art educators.

As an artist, who was inspired by nature, she enjoyed working in many mediums including to name just a few, fiber arts, jewelry making, tole painting and water color painting. For over 50 years, Shirley created original Christmas cards that were greatly enjoyed by friends and family.

Shirley loved traveling the world with Fred. They visited Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada, The Caribbean and throughout the U.S. including Hawaii. Besides Williamsport, her very favorite places were Keuka Lake in the summer and the Gulf Coast of Florida in the winter.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and prior to its closing a member of St. Paul Lutheran where she served on the altar guild.

Attending performances of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the community concert series and other shows at the Community Arts Center were indicative of her great love and appreciation for all kinds of music. She particularly loved the music from the Big Band era.

Locally she belonged to the Women’s Club, the CLIO Club, Beta Sigma Phi (TAU KAPPA) Social Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma (Women Educators) and the Williamsport Garden Club. She was a volunteer at the Jr. Leagues Exchange Mart, a member of the Lycoming County Historical Society and Preservation of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, Fred, in 2008 and a sister Marjorie Richter of Bethlehem, PA. Surviving are her brother, Jerome Lengel (Kate) of Wyomissing, PA, her daughter, Linda S.D. Lundy (John C.) of Williamsport and son, Dr. George F. Dieffenbach (Emily) of Pittsburgh, grandchildren Sarah R., G. Miles and Lillian G of Pittsburgh as well as step-grandchildren Don Lundy, Jen Matter, Bill Lundy (Val), Beth Lundy (Chris Russo), Tori Markel, Bridget Markel and six step-grandchildren as well as four nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport with The Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest if so desired, contributions be made to the Shirley L. Dieffenbach Art Scholarship c/o WASD Education Foundation, 2780 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. The family will match all donations.

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

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Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Patricia C. Berger

Patricia C. Berger, 67, of Hughesville, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born July 4, 1949 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Ruth E. (Quigel) and the late Donald M. Reed. She married John T. Berger, and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.

Patricia was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed gardening, volunteering at local fire department suppers, and above all, family gatherings

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Lisa (Kelly) Brehm and, Melissa (Daniel) Lyons both of Hughesville; a sister, Barbara (Joseph) McGee of Melbourne, FL; nine Grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Berger.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Friday, April 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. James Girven officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Sandra F. Spencer

Sandra F. Spencer, 58, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh, PA. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, June 7, 1958, she was the daughter of David R. and Anna C. (Moll) Taylor of Montgomery, PA.

She was the wife of Robert L. Spencer with whom she celebrated a 38th wedding anniversary on December 9, 2016.

Sandy was a 1976 graduate of Montgomery High School. She was employed as a receptionist - switch board operator by the former Grumman-Allied at Montgomery, PA. Sandy then was employed by Applied Industrial Technologies, JD Products, the Montgomery Area School District, Look Inc. and North Central Sight Services.

She was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery, PA where she was a former member of the Board of Sessions. She enjoyed attending yard sales and flea markets, collecting Fenton, Princes House and Snow Babies. Sandy especially enjoyed decorating for the holidays. Her greatest joy was being able to spend time with her grandson.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one son, Eric Spencer, Montgomery, PA; two siblings, Kaydee and husband Chris Miller, Montgomery, PA; Shawn and wife Trudy Taylor, Montgomery, PA; one grandson, Raylan Spencer; eight nieces and nephews, Joshua Laidecker; Jeremy Laidecker; Jacey Kennedy; Samantha Brummert; Marissa Taylor; Sarah Taylor; Timothy Taylor; Brad Taylor. She was preceded in death by her brother, David R.W. Taylor, in 2015.

Funeral services will be conducted from the New Covenant Assembly of God Church, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with Rev. James R. Pentz, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00 A.M. at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Tri-Town Backyard Broadcasting Relay For Life Team, 1685 Four Mile Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701. 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: April 3, 2017

 




Fern E. Wertz

Fern E. Wertz, 97, of Muncy, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born July 26, 1919 in Montoursville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ellen Entz. She married the late, Charles Wilbur Wertz Sr, who preceded her in death on September 28, 1979.

Fern was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three sons, Charles (Jean) Wertz Jr. of Muncy, Dale (Gloria) Wertz of Montoursville, and Ricky (Treslynn) Wertz of Muncy; a daughter in law, Sharon Wertz; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and Five great-great grandchildren;.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Wertz; a grandson, Tim Wertz; three brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Wednesday, April 5 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with grandson Eric Wertz officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 31, 2017

 

Joyce I. Bussler

Joyce I. Bussler, 67, of Montoursville died Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Hospital unexpectedly.

Born Oct. 19, 1949, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Edith J. (Welshans) Steele Sr. She and her husband Chester (Ted) Bussler Jr., would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on June 30, 2017.

She was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School. She retired from Super Shoes after 28 years, but worked part-time at Rite Aid in Montoursville.

Some of her hobbies were baking, needle pointing, knitting, crocheting, reading, traveling, and gardening. She also loved spending time with family and friends, along with her passion and love for animals. She had a heart of gold and it should in everything she did for us and everyone else around her.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Jessica A. (Ryan) Peck, of Muncy, and Christy L. (Corey Phillips), of Montoursville. Two grand-daughters, Kiana R. and Reghan H. Peck; along with three brothers, John R. (Rusty) Steele Jr. of Muncy, Allan (Mellodee) Steele, of Loyalsock, and Dennis (Beverly) Steele, of Allenwood. Along with several nieces and nephews, especially one special niece, Stacey L. (Chris) Fish and their children, Astacia, Morgan, and Christian. Her faithful dog Princess.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Janet A. Gatz, and sister-in-law Sharon Steele.

A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Bethel United Methodist Church 400 Montour St. Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received Saturday morning from 11 – 12:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

In Joyce’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church.

 

Posted: March 31, 2017

 

Randy L. Martin

Randy L. Martin, 59, of Montgomery, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his home.

Born December 14, 1957 in Muncy, he was a son of Audrey E. (Lyons) the late James L. Martin. He married Tracy Cole, at Cherry Grove Church, Nordmont, and together they celebrated 25 years of marriage.

Randy was a bus driver for 25 years for East Lycoming School District, and worked at Lyons Auto Body for 30 years. He was a man of many talents. Randy built and raced his own dragster, was a mechanic on a vintage corvette racing team, was a boat builder, he built his own homemade ice cream maker, and was qualified scuba driver. He restored antique model trains, snowmobiles, and a Case CC tractor which was later sold to a museum. In his spare time he also played Santa Clause at the Lycoming mall. Above all he loved spending time with his family, he even built a treehouse for his grandchildren that matched his own house.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Tara Martin; a son, Aaron (Deb) Martin of Muncy; two sisters, Barbara (Ray) Heller of Muncy, and Lori McHenry of Muncy; and five grandchildren, Brianna Gardner, Kambria Hoyt, Gabriel Martin, Carter Martin, and Dax Heiges.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Sara Jane Long, James "Rick" Richard Martin, and Steven Michael Martin.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in, St. John Lutheran “Brick Church” Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 




Martha Louise Cronrath

Martha Louise Cronrath, age 95, went peacefully to be with the Lord on March 28, 2017 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born November 18, 1921 in Allenwood, a daughter to Lewis and Pearl (Shutt) Johnson. After the untimely death of her mother when Martha was a toddler, she was raised in the loving home of Elizabeth and Roscoe Hain.

Martha was a 1939 graduate of Watsontown High School and married C. Max Cronrath on December 4, 1942. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage prior to Max’s death in 1990.

She is survived by three daughters and their families, Elizabeth Kay and husband Ivan Farley, of Elimsport, Bonnie Bee Porter, widow of D. Gary Porter, of Williamsport and Linda J. and husband Robert P. Daubert, of Watsontown. She had seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Martha was faithful to her creator, serving him throughout her life. She was an active member of the Watsontown United Methodist Church for many years, and joined the First Presbyterian Church of Watsontown late in life. She was also a member of the Watsontown Guild. Martha was an avid bridge player, participating in several clubs. She was a wonderful cook and her family ate like kings! No matter what Max brought home from the hunt or harvested from his garden, Martha would create a tasty meal for all to enjoy. She was a talented seamstress, devoted homemaker, gracious hostess, and no one baked a more delicious pie! She was an elegant lady and her life revolved around her family and home.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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

If so desired, contributions in Martha’s name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 401 Main Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main Street, Watsontown.

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

 

Posted: March 29, 2017

 

Arlene Vierra

Arlene Vierra of 730 Weaver Street in Montoursville, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center surrounded by her family.

She was born April 13, 1925, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Herbert and Magdalene Enigk. She married the love of her life, Wallace “Wally” Vierra on November 3, 1951 and celebrated 53 years of marriage before he passed away in 2003.

They built a Cape Cod style house on Weaver Street in Montoursville where Arlene lived for over 60 years. Saying “they built a house” is to be taken literally as Arlene was seen by people passing by nailing down shingles while pregnant with her first son.

She worked at the Sylvania plant during their early married life and later waitressed part time at Sonny’s Tavern where she was given the nickname Tiger. In her youth she was clearly a tomboy and that carried through her entire adult life.

Although she had hoped for a little girl, Arlene was blessed with three sons whom she loved unconditionally. She was famous on at least three college campuses for her incredible care packages she sent to her boys.
Arlene attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church and worked many years helping the church cater weddings and special events. She also “supported” her church by playing bingo every Wednesday night, rain, sleet or snow. She made so many dear friends both inside and outside the church. After Wally passed away, Arlene enjoyed going out to dinner every Friday night and having a game night at home with her friends. Her energy and her unique personality endeared her to all those with whom she shared life.

For family, friends and the many people she touched in the area, Arlene and the memories she built over the past 91 years are priceless.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wally Vierra, three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving her are three sons, Gilbert (Ruth) of S. Williamsport Pennsylvania, Kenneth of Herndon Virginia and Ronald (Eileen) of Cottonwood Arizona, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant, followed by burial in Resurrection Cemetery.

Friends will be received Friday morning at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. A reception will be held following the burial in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Arlene’s name to Our Lady of Lourdes Church or Leap of Faith Learning at www.leapoffaithlearning.org.

 

Posted: March 29, 2017

 

Edward Lynn Fiester

Edward Lynn Fiester, 58, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born July 23, 1958 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Harry and the late Frances (Fry) Fiester.

Edward is survived by a son, Justin Fiester of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Fiester.

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

 

Posted: March 31, 2017

 




Faye L. Nelson

Faye L. Nelson, 82, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born March 21, 1935 in Montoursville a daughter of Charles A. and Isabell M. Zuber Fullmer.

Faye loved to go for Sunday rides and taking trips around PA enjoying the history of the state. She loved her family and was an avid animal lover.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Raymond A. Nelson and her sister Peggy Veintemillas.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer N. (Richard) Bay of Williamsport; brother, Charles W. (Margaret) Fullmer of Grand Rapids Mich. and sisters, Betty L. Heckman and Frances K. Maggs, both of Williamsport.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Raphael Mnkandhla officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: March 28, 2017

 

Walter A. Cox

Walter A. Cox, 68, of Lock Haven, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at his home.

Born July 5, 1948 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late John G. and Marguerite B. (Speary) Cox. He and his wife, the former Barbara A. Mervine, would have celebrated 30 years of marriage on June 6, 2017.

Walter was a graduate of Sullivan County High School, Class of 1966, and received a BS in Journalism from UPJ. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later served as Editor of the Bedford/Blair County Shoppers Guide and owner of Cox Communication for over 15 years.

An outdoorsman, Walter enjoyed fishing, photography, writing, and reading.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Abigail B. Cox, of Lock Haven, Shannon M. (Justin) Sampson of NC and Charlotte F. Cox of VA; three brothers, Daniel L. Cox of Muncy Valley, Dennis L. (Nioma) Cox of NC, and Robert J. (Judy) Cox of Muncy Valley; and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Jordan.

In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by a son, Walter A. Cox III.

A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Muncy Valley, with Larry Burke officiating.

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 29, 2017

 

Karen Stover Hafer

God sent her angel down to tell her it was time to turn out her light and come home, so Karen Stover Hafer, went to join her loved ones, gone before, to God’s home in Heaven on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her family home on Wright St., Flemington.

Karen was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who took great joy in the happiness of her family.

Those she leaves behind include her husband, Alan J. Hafer of Bernville; two sons, Eric W. Stover and Dennis C. (Jessica Ardner) Lucas, both of Lock Haven; three brothers: Richard D. Stover of Flemington, Kerry E. Stover of Flemington, and Robert (Lucille) Brown of Coburn; a sister, Cyndy K. Shumac of Flemington; and four grandchildren: Conner, Kaitlyn, and Kamryn Stover and Dennis M. Lucas.

Her giving and caring personality as well as her love of life, earned her friends beyond counting.

Karen was an expert seamstress who enjoyed sewing her entire adult life, from wedding gowns to special quilts for her little family members.

After graduating in 1964 from Lock Haven High School, she was employed by Woolrich, Inc., Lock Haven Garment Co. (Bobbie Brooks), American Standard Co. As a single mother to her sons, she also waitressed.

After attending and graduating from South Hills Business School, Karen met and married Alan in 1997. She then relocated to Bernville, PA where she was employed by Hood and Co. in the business office.

Karen retired in 2015 but helped friends by providing home care for their family members. She had been an EMT while in her hometown and taught CPR. She also served on the EMS council at Seven Mountains. Her dedication to her community and volunteer work over the years earned her numerous awards and citations.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and served as Star Point Master for many years.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Hap Hill officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

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

Though I have moved on to my forever home, I will remain with you all in your hearts, and know I loved you dearly.

 

Posted: March 29, 2017

 




Karen A. Reid

Karen A. Reid, 83, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Manor Care South in Williamsport.

Born in Jersey Shore, February 25, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Vivian R. (Clarke) Klinefelter Hunter. In 1960, Karen married William P. Reid who passed away in 2007.

Funeral services and burial were private and held at the convenience of Karen’s family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.

Please share your fondest memories of Karen at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: March 27, 2017

 

Erma L. DeWeerdt

Erma L. DeWeerdt, 94, of Loyalsock, arrived in Heaven on Sunday, March 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edward L. DeWeerdt, on Oct. 15, 2008.

Born April 3, 1922, in Renovo, she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Julia "Daisy" (Riggle) Shilling.

Erma was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School. Erma worked as a telephone operator at LL Sterns and Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church. She also volunteered for the Blind Association and Meals on Wheels.

Surviving are her two daughters, Heather R. Reed and Janet L. DeWeerdt, both of Loyalsock; three grandsons, Chris Rankey, Brian Reed (Sara) and Matt Reed; and six great-grandchildren, Zach, Gabe, Eli, Myca, Hannah and Josh.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Stephen Reed; five brothers; and five sisters.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service to honor the life of Erma 4 p.m. on Monday, April 3 in Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Michael Swimley and her nephew, Joel Reid co-officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Erma’s name to Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church c/o Mission Committee, 1301 Clayton Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701; or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 28, 2017

 

Shirley I. Hahn

Shirley I. Hahn, 81, of Williamsport, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at UPMC-Susquehanna Williamsport.

Shirley was born on June 29, 1935 in Williamsport, PA to the late Wilford Johnson and Annette (Hunt) Bryant.

Shirley was a graduate of Montoursville High School. She retired after 20 years as the manager of the Republican Club. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cross-stitching, collecting ducks, and loved her dog Penny. She was elated that she could be with her family and attend her granddaughter’s wedding in TX on March 18.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Ellwood H. “Bones” Born in 1973, second husband Calvin C. Hahn in 2008, a son Ellwood C “Bud” Born, and grandson Colin Moran.

She is survived by her children, Kathy L. Born-Clarson (Ric) of Jacksonville, FL, Holly R. Born-Long (Scott) of Atlanta, GA and Richard M. Born of Williamsport; grandchildren, Brenna Moran Kelly (Corey), Madeleine and Robert Long, and Mikayla Born; and brother Wilford “Bud” Johnson of Williamsport.

In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 28, 2017

 




Omar E. DeWald

Omar E. DeWald, 93, of Williamsport, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center. Surviving is his wife Constance L. "Connie" (Kelchner) DeWald.

Born Sept. 17, 1923, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Omar E. DeWald and Ruth (Harris) DeWald Law.

Omar was a graduate of the Williamsport High School and attended Pennsylvania State University and University of Arizona where he received a bachelor of science degree in geology. He was employed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a geophysicist.

He was a World War II Army veteran and served in Germany.
Omar was a former member of Church of the Savior Lutheran and currently a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Omar and his wife Connie were members the Keenagers. He was also a member of John F. Laedlein Lodge 707, F. &A.M. and was awarded a 75-year membership pin and was a former member of the Wheel Inn.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, tinkering around the house and making repairs. He also enjoyed listening to books that North Central Sight Services provided, sports and family genealogy. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends telling stories and his good firm handshake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther E. (Wheeland) DeWald.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son Mark W. DeWald (Cherie), of Cogan Station; a brother, Arthur B. DeWald (Claudia), of Fairfax, Va.; a grandson, Alex M. DeWald, of Rochester, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Jean Lowery (Scott), of South Williamsport and Rose Wheeland, of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Omar will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Omar’s name to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Messiah Lutheran Church 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 27, 2017

 

Jean E. Michaels

Jean E. Michaels, 89, of Williamsport, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 24, 2017 at AristaCare of Loyalsock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Kenneth H. Michaels in 2007

Born July 9, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John and Maria (Felicetti) Bruno.

Jean was a 1945 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of Oak Grove Alliance Church, where she was active in many youth activities including teaching Sunday School, Bible Study Fellowship and Vacation Bible School. Jean enjoyed sewing and playing Bingo but most of all loved being with her family and would do anything for them.

Surviving are three children Sharon A. Weigle (Bill) of Linden, Linda K. Yoder (Glen) of Duboistown, and Kenneth R. Michaels (Lynn) of Montoursville, seven grandchildren Jeremy Michaels (Tara), Tanya Slingerland (Matt), Shelly Budinger (Lance), Pamela Tabatabai (Carmen Ferrara), Bill Weigle (Ginny), Frank Shank (Billie Jo), and Angel Fogelman (Joshua), 15 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and two sisters Julia Jones of NC, and Caroline Fessler of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son Keith Allen Michaels, granddaughter Willie Ann Crowe, three brothers Anthony, Joseph, and Thomas Bruno and a sister Lucille Pennino.

A funeral service to honor Jean’s life will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to Oak Grove Alliance Church 1680 Fox Hollow Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 27, 2017

 

Paul L. Harris

Paul L. Harris, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1935 in Montoursville a son of Frank C. and Ethel M. Schuck Harris.

Paul retired from the former Grit Publishing. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed Facebook, gardening, flowers, birds and family. He loved weather, and when he was younger doing TV repair.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Connie L. Weaver, and was the last of 13 siblings.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Esther M. (Chuck) Hinkel of Muncy, Vickie A. (Howie) Biichle of Williamsport, Debbie K. (Mike) Breidinger of Jersey Shore, and Tammie L. Christian of Avis; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family will accept flowers but suggests contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2080 Linglestown Rd. #104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 

Posted: March 27, 2017

 




Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Kurtz

Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Kurtz, 55, of Williamsport passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at UPMC-Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born August 8, 1961, in Martin’s Ferry, OH he was a son of the late Arlow and Nina (Windland) Kurtz. He was the loving husband of 24 years to Glenda J. (Snyder) Kurtz, who survives.

Jeff attended St. Joseph the Worker Parish, and was the housekeeping supervisor at Loyalsock Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, for the past ten years. He loved working with the elderly.

In addition to his wife, Jeff is survived by four step-daughters, Karyn Forney, Kelly Martz, Kasey Baxter and Kym Bonnell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bruce Benson, Glenn and Joseph Kurtz; a sister, Arlene Kurtz and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Kurtz.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jeff will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Knight Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen, officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. The family will received friends on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at Knight-Confer.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 24, 2017

 

Augustine Carl Nicolio

Augustine Carl Nicolio, 91, of Murrells Inlet, S.C. and formerly of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in South Carolina. Augustine was the husband of the former Ellen Poretta and together the couple shared 67 years of marriage with one another.

Born March 5, 1926 in Mayfield, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Mite) Nicolio. Augustine was a graduate of Mayfield High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II and retired in 1988 after 40 years of service as a State Inspector of Elevators.

Augustine was a member of the former Mater Dolorosa Church, the Holy Name Society, Sons of Italy, Lodge 138, VFW Post 7863 Duboistown, Knights of Columbus 3th Degree Member of Council No: 8980 in Garden City, SC. And 4th Degree Member of Assembly No: 942 in Williamsport, Pa., American Legion Post 1, and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 145. He also enjoyed playing cards, softball and bowling. Gus enjoyed life in general!

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter Ann (Steve) Hearton of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son, Frank (Dawn) Nicolio, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren, Stephen Hearton, Jr., Lindsey Nicolio-VanHaltern (Jamie), and Sean Nicolio (Amber); and great grandson, Stephen Hearton, III. His brother Francis Nicolio.

Augustine was preceded in death by his brother Anthony, sisters Mary Nicolio and Jenny Evans.

A funeral service to honor the life of Augustine will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Augustine’s name to Lycoming County Hometown Hero’s, 48 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, to help Veterans in need of assistance.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: March 24, 2017

 

Thomas S. "Tom" Pophal

Thomas S. "Tom" Pophal, 65, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, March 13, 2017, at his home.

Born April 3, 1951, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Dr. Mahlon J. and Dorothy L. (Barger) Pophal.

Tom was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and Williamsport Area Community College with a degree in architectural technology. Following graduation he was a self-employed home builder.

He was an avid outdoorsman and an excellent finish carpenter.
Surviving are two sons, Colin J. Pophal (Stephanie) and Tyler S. Pophal, both of Williamsport; a grandson, Trace Pophal; and three brothers, Richard C. Pophal, of Cogan Station, Steven E. Pophal (Nayda), of Tallahassee, Fla. and Donald W. Pophal (Mary Ellen), of Brockport, N.Y.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jacqueline Pophal.

A visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. Friday March 31 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom's name to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: March 27, 2017

 




Mary Frances (Lubek) Peterman

Mary Frances (Lubek) Peterman, 90, of Nordmont, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017.

Born September 14, 1926 in Hrustin, Slovakia, she was one of four daughters of John and Theresa (Halastik) Lubek of Sugar Creek, MO. Mary immigrated to the United States in 1930 with her family through Ellis Island and settled in Missouri. Mary was a graduate of William Chrisman High School in Independence MO, where she enjoyed playing basketball and softball.
During World War II, Mary became pen pals with her brothers-in-law shipmate, John J Peterman of Nordmont, PA. Upon the end of the war they met, and 11 days later were married. They remained married for 69 years until John’s death in 2015. Mary was proud to be a Navy wife, travelling extensively across the United States for 27 years, before settling in Nordmont upon retirement.

Serving as the Sullivan County Jail Matron, the inmates never had it so good, as Mary was quite the cook and baker. Mary was also an accomplished artist having studied in California, Florida and New England. Painting, reading, and most importantly family continued to be Mary’s hobbies until death. She was a member of the Sonestown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and St Basil’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sons, John (Marie) Peterman of West Chester, Ron (Susan) Peterman of Portsmouth, VA, and Leonard (Teresa) Peterman of Fallston, MD; a daughter, Sharon (Leo) Cullen of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by three sisters.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with Rev. Richard Rojas officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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 24, 2017

 

Theresa Jane McKeague Scott

Theresa Jane McKeague Scott, 90, a resident of Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing and formerly of North Bend passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 with her family by her side.

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

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

 

Posted: March 24, 2017

 

Lillian Bea Bish

Lillian Bea Bish, 102, formerly of Williamsport, passed away at the Berwick Retirement Village in Berwick,PA.

Lillian was born in Cogan Station on July 8, 1914, the daughter of McClellan and Alice E. Jarrett Derr.

She had worker at the former Armour Leather Tannery and as a waitress in Florida and in Williamsport.

After her husband, John J. Bish died September 12, 1992 she returned to Williamsport.

She will be buried with her husband at Flagler Memorial Park in Miami Fla.

Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third St., is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 24, 2017

 




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

 

Kathleen L. Fullmer

Kathleen L. Fullmer, 93, formerly of High Street, Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

She was born in Port Carbon, on Dec. 3, 1923, a daughter of William J. and Hannah (McLaughlin) Lynagh.

Kathleen was a graduate of the former St. Joseph High School and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Kathleen became a certified ceramic teacher in 1965. She was owner and operator of Fullmer's Ceramic Studio, first on Southern Avenue then in DuBoistown, for a total of 27 years.

She married P.F.C. Lester J. "Les" Fullmer U.S.M.C. on Feb. 23, 1945, he died Oct. 10, 2005.

Surviving are two sons, L. William (Sandra) Fullmer, of Liberty and Keith R. (Helene) Fullmer, of Mays Landing, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Brian Fullmer, Dana Shumbat and Lexi Fox, Elliott and Hannah Fullmer, James and Andrew Butters, Angela Loych; twelve great-grandchildren, Samantha and Gage Shumbat, Bailey, Brayden and Chance Fox, Lyndee Fullmer Schaffer, Jordan, Kaeli, Rowan and Emery Butters, Kara and Alyssa Loych.

In addition to her parents and her husband, a sister, Virginia L. Davis; and brother, William T. Lynagh, preceded her in death. The family will receive family and friends in the church portico from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, Saturday, March 25, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen, officiating; followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Kathleen's name may be made to either St. Joseph the Worker Parish or Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: March 24, 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.

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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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