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Martha J. (Davidson) Moffett

Martha J. (Davidson) Moffett, 95, of Christiana, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was married November 1943 to the late Donald W. Moffett who preceded her in death in 2004.

Martha was born in Delmont on June 6, 1922 and was the daughter of the late John G. and Landie Marie (Schuler) Davidson. She had graduated from West Chester University with a degree in music. She was a member of the Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church where she had played the organ. She was a former member of the Christiana Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Bridge Club, Lanchester Community Chorus, was part of the Welcome Wagon for both Trumble, Connecticut and Media, PA. She had worked at her husband’s store “The Treasure Box” and had taught piano for many years.

Martha is survived by three sons; Richard N. “Rick” (Joy) Moffett of Jersey Shore, James D. “Jim” (Lynn) of North East, MD and David R. (Sharon) Moffett of McKinney, TX, four grandchildren; David Moffett, Lisa Olbeter, Eric Moffett and Chris Moffett, three step-granddaughters; Beth, Brenda and Karen, five great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church, 23 Green Street, Christiana, PA 17509.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Latta Memorial Presbyterian Church or to the Christiana Fire Company, 214 Bridge St, Christiana, PA 17509.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: October 20, 2017

Thomas R. Creasey

Thomas R. Creasey, 79, of Williamsport, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Born October 31, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of James C. and Mary (Froment) Creasey.

He was preceded in death by his wife Judith J. (Scriver) Creasey on October 3, 2016.
Tom was owner and operator of Four Seasons Inn, Williamsport, for 26 years and was an avid NFL football fan.

Surviving are three children Patrick T. Creasey, Stephen H. Donnell of Williamsport, Deborah L. Gebauer (Tony) of Longmont, Co, and a cousin who was raised by his parents, and he considered a sister Alice Sheridan of Fort Mill, S.C.

In keeping with his wishes services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 20, 2017

Jack L. Coleman, Jr.

Jack L. Coleman, Jr., 60, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born October 8, 1957 in Williamsport, he was a son of Jack L. and Roberta L. (Wahler) Coleman.

Jack was a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked as a carpenter.

Surviving are his father of Williamsport, and three siblings Glenda L. Wheeler (Bob), Ronald L Coleman, and Dion L. Coleman (Mary Lou).

Services will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 20, 2017




Lucille M. Weaver (Tebbs)

Lucille M. Weaver (Tebbs), 89, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence.

She was the daughter of Edna (Vandine) and Fred Tebbs. She graduated from Palmetto High School, Palmetto, FL, Williamsport Dickenson Jr. College, and later Lycoming College. She earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Ed. Lucille was employed as a Medical Secretary and later as a Radiological Tech. After completing her Bachelor’s Degree, 24 years were spent teaching in the Williamsport Area School District.

Upon retirement she became actively involved at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Lucille served as Council President and Secretary. She was quite involved in many committees, including Altar Guild and the Quilting Women.

She was a member of the Lycoming Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution having served as Regent, as well as other offices. Three years were spent as State Librarian of PSDAR.

Lucille was a member of the Women’s Cub, the Historical Society and Friends of the JV Brown Library.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Carl A. Weaver, a son Craig A (Sandra) of Hagerstown, MD, daughter Cynthia Nester (John) of Williamsport, and Christine A. Weaver (David Brown) of Denver, CO. She is survived by two grandchildren, Emily of Baltimore and Ben of Hagerstown. She was predeceased by two younger sisters, one of which was E. Louise (Petie) Waltman. Lucille was the oldest of 17 first cousins with 7 surviving.

Her memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport on October 22nd at 3:00 pm. Her ashes will be placed in the church’s Columbarium at the conclusion of her service. A reception, celebrating her life, will follow in Fellowship Hall and her wishes are that everyone will attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: October 20, 2017

George V. Deuel

George V. Deuel, 92, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at home with his wife of 70 years, Wanda V. (Kriger) Deuel by his side.

Born February 14, 1925, in Fairmont Township, he was a son of the late George S. and Daisy E. (Harrington) Deuel.

George was a U.S. Navy Veteran and served during World War II. He retired in 1987 from Sears as an appliance serviceman after many years.

He was a member of Fairlawn Community Church and the NRA. He enjoyed spending time outside and hunting. George and Wanda loved to travel and even did a cross country trip in there RV to Alaska.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, George V. Deuel, of Nesbit, James D. Deuel (Tammy), of Trout Run, and Todd J. Deuel (Marian), of Bodines, a daughter, Barbara E. Martinez (Richard), of Houston, TX, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parent he was preceded in death by a brother Arthur Deuel and four sisters, Delores Hontz, Edna Latka, Annetta Mason, and Isabell Eron.

A graveside service to honor the life of George will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 23 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with Pastor Steve Cutter officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family of George would like to thank Susquehanna Hospice, Veteran’s Affairs, and the Office of the Aging for their love, care, and support in caring for George.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: October 20, 2017

Grover A. “Sonny” Updegraff

Grover A. “Sonny” Updegraff, 80, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

He was married to the former Mary S. (Chapman), who survives, for 60 years.

Grover was born in Williamsport on July 7, 1937 and was the son of the late Grover Calvin and Gertrude Marie (Wilhelm) Updegraff. He was a veteran that served with the US Navy as a Boasman and sailed on the USS Newport News, traveling through the Mediterranean and the Panama Canal. He was Christian by faith and had worked for 10 years as a machinist for Stroman’s Bread, Williamsport then became an entrepreneur, owning and operating Climate Control for HVAC residential and commercial. He was a member of the VFW, Post 1 and enjoyed traveling and loved his family.

In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by two sons; Michael G. Updegraff and John N. Updegraff, both of Williamsport, one daughter; Susan L. Boyd (Jim Boyd, Jr.) of Sierra Vista, AZ, six grandchildren; Michael Updegraff & wife Heather, Brittany Updegraff, Katherine (Boyer) Pence and husband Adil, Leonard Boyer, III and wife Katie, Emily Boyer and David Grover Boyer, eight great-grandchildren, four brothers; Rick Updegraff (Maryellen) of Cogan Station, Ed Updegraff (Judy) of Knoxville, TN, Charles Morehart (Pat) of Phoenix, AZ and Charles Stabley (Carol) of Loyalsock, six sisters; Mary Jane Updegraff Dolley (Loren) of Williamsport, Delores Hamilton (Will) of Linden, Linda Michaels (Gary) of Wallis Run, Deb Libby (Kevin) of Jersey Shore, Jo Ann Preisler (Steve) of York and Sandy Darrow of Florida and one sister-in-law; Patricia Updegraff of Mifflinburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; Daniel Updegraff in 2005.

The graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: October 20, 2017




Arlene Marie Ardrey

Arlene Marie Ardrey, 61, of Williamsport, died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home.

Born February 12, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles and Mary Lou (Mileto) Fredericks of Williamsport.

She was a 1974 graduate of Williamsport High School. Arlene started working at Mileto’s Sub Shop in Newberry in 1972 and became owner and operator of Mileto’s in 2014. She loved all her customers and always took the time to talk and socialize with everyone.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Arlene enjoyed sewing and playing bingo at Woodward Twp. Fire Hall and always made her daily trips to Dunkin Donuts. She loved taking care of her entire family and especially loved her grandchildren.  

Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband of 42 years Glenn E. Ardrey whom she married May 31, 1975, two daughters Michele L. Snyder of Loyalsock and Kristi L. Marshall (Rock) of Loyalsock, six grandchildren Madison, Marley, Mackenzie, Carson, Brooke, and Devon, five siblings Kenneth Hunter of Williamsport, David Hunter of Williamsport, RaeAnn Pardoe (Brandon) of Williamsport, Cindi Marsh (Robert) of State College, and Char Fredericks of Williamsport, an aunt Catherine “Dolly” Rolley of Williamsport, an uncle David Mileto of Washington, PA , and many nieces, nephews and close friends and “family” that she loved so dearly from Mileto’s.

She was preceded in death by a son Michael James Ardrey in 1986, her grandmother and family matriarch Mary Mileto, and sister-in-law Kay Hunter.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Arlene’s life will be held Saturday, October 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Arlene’s name may be made to Woodward Twp. Fire Hall PO Box 70 Linden, PA 17744.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 19, 2017

Gladys M. Gerchow

Gladys M. Gerchow, 93, of Williamsport, passed away October 10, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born July 23, 1924, in Williamsport, a daughter of Charles E. and Florence (Kinley) Paul.

Gladys was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Montoursville, worked as a registered nurse, and retired from the Williamsport School District. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and various other service agencies.

She was predeceased by her parents; son, Timothy Vogel, her first husband, Robert Vogel, her second husband, William McClintock, and her third husband Frank J. Gerchow.

She is survived by her sister, Martha J. West of Callahan, Florida; three nephews and two nieces; a stepson, F. Jay (Bernadette) Gerchow; four step grandchildren and nine step great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church from 10 until 10: 30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Susquehanna Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the church.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: October 19, 2017

William A. Reed

William A. Reed, 92, formerly of Blair Street, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at his home at Leighton Place, with his family by his side.

Bill graduated in 1943 from Altoona High School, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Philippines and retired from Bell Atlantic after 32 years as the Business Office Manager. He was a past trustee and member of Covenant Central Presbyterian Church and a current member of Faith United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Loyalsock Township School Board, past President of the Y.M.C.A. board and a former member of the Loyalsock Kiwanis. He coached Little League baseball, John Bower basketball, was an avid golfer still playing at age 90 and an avid Penn State fan.

Born, June 10, 1925, in Altoona, he was the son of Joseph and Beatrice Saylor Reed.

Surviving are a son, William A. (Nancy) of Montoursville; daughter, Jennifer R. (Michael) Marino of Waynesboro; grandchildren, Andrew (Stacy) Reed, Megan (Jeremy) Boyles, Gregory Reed and Heidi Marino; and four great grandchildren.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, the former, Sara Montgomery, in 1998.

Memorial service to honor the life of Bill will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 Wednesday. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Faith U. M. Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight-Confer Funeral Home.


Posted: October 20, 2017




Roy E. “Pete” Sperry

Roy E. “Pete” Sperry, 65, of Lopez, formerly of Nordmont, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017. Roy was born in Nordmont on October 9, 1952, to the late Clyde Sperry Jr. and Beatrice “Sissy” Sones.

Pete was a graduate of Sullivan County High School, Class of 1971, and most recently worked for PennDOT, retiring August 1, 2016. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories of days gone by, looking at classic cars, and watching his favorite movies, Lonesome Dove, and On Golden Pond.

Pete married Cora McCarroll on March 7, 1979, and together have three sons, Frank, Jesse, and Joshua.

Surviving are his wife Cora; three sons, Frank (Rachael), Jesse (Lisa), and Joshua (Danielle); 10 Grandchildren; a sister Gloria (Jeannie) Milheim; an uncle, Robert (Charlotte) Sones; and a niece, Susan Karge.

In addition to his parents Clyde and Beatrice Sperry, Pete was preceded in death by his beloved uncle, Harold Sperry; and numerous other aunts and uncles.

Pete was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Pete had requested funeral and burial arrangements to be private and at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of life for friends and family will be held at the Nordmont Community Hall on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 2 till 5 p.m. Please come and celebrate Pete's life with us.

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: October 18, 2017

Caroline A. Kern

Caroline A. Kern, 99, formerly of Greenview and of the Meadows, passed away on Oct. 13, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center in Montoursville.

She was born in Bath, PA on June 28, 1918 a daughter of Charles T. and Florence E. (Moser) Rex.

Caroline was a graduate of Allentown public schools and a graduate of Kutztown State Teachers College, now Kutztown University with a degree in Art Instruction with a minor in History. She taught in private schools in the Allentown area and taught art fulltime and as a substitute in the Loyalsock Twp. and Montoursville areas. She also taught art privately and enjoyed all forms of art. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville for many years.

Her husband of 67 years, Thomas A. Kern, died March 21, 2016. In addition, she was also predeceased by her parents, a son, Timothy R. Kern, brothers Forrest and Oliver Rex and a sister Sara Eckert.

Surviving are her son; Scott (Daryl) Kern of Cogan Station; grandson Adam Kern and great grandchildren Sidra and Dade Kern all of Quakertown and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy J. Kern of Lebanon.

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

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Caroline’s name may be made to your local 4-H club.

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


Posted: October 18, 2017

Edward Charles Berry

Edward Charles Berry, 67, of Montoursville, passed away in the TICU of UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Ed was the son of the late Carl and Irene Samar Berry. Ed graduated in 1967 from Williamsport Area High School. He worked as a driver for Williamsport Paper Box, then joined the U.S. Navy in December 1969. He spent 2 years in Naples, Italy and 2 years in Washington, D.C. He was honorably discharged with the rank of CTA2. Ed married Sara Jane Peters in September 1977; they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Ed graduated from Penn State University in 1977 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science-Russian area studies. He worked for Mutual Insurance and then Penn Garment until he found his niche with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He started in the education dept. at USP Lewisburg (the Big House) in 1979 and helped open the LSCI Allenwood institution, He retired from LSCI Allenwood as executive assistant to the warden in 2000. After retirement, Ed worked partime for South Williamsport parks and then for Penn State Cooperative Extension. Ed was a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association and an avid Penn State/Joe Paterno fan. He and his tailgate friends called themselves the "tailgating foreheads". Ed was also a member of the Republican League in Newberry. He attended Annunciation Church all his life and ran the Monday night bingo program there for several years. In addition to his wife, Ed leaves behind sons, David (Janet) Berry,PhD., Washington Pa. and Jim Berry (his favorite son who lives at home); two grandchildren, Alexander and Ella; sisters, Cathy (Ronnie) Snyder, Carol (Mike) Hefner, Joanne (Terry) Cowden, Janet (Alan) Fulmer; and brothers, Steve (Debbie) Berry and Fred (Debbie) Berry. A viewing will be held on Sunday Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 23, at St Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with Father Brian Van Fossen presiding. Donations may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish or to UPMC Liver Center, Pittsburgh. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: October 18, 2017




Lillian M. Gehret

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Lillian M. Gehret, 98, of Williamsport,passed away on Tuesday, October 17 at Leighton Place. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph B. Gehret, Sr. on March 15, 2009. They had been married for more than 65 years.

Born July 11, 1919 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William I. and Kathryn (Ertel)Mansel. In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a sister, Fae M.Thomas, and an infant daughter.

Surviving are four sons and their wives, Michael (Lor) of Newtown, PA; Jon (Jeanne) of Fairport,NY; Thomas (Sarah) of Williamsport; and Joseph, Jr. (Chris) of North Reading, MA. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Kate Rose (Matt), Dan Gehret, Monica Bowen (Josh), Joe Gehret (Johanna), Beth Ward (Troy), Jim Gehret, Andrew Gehret, and Meriam Silva
(James). She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Cameron and Jameson Bowen, Joseph Gehret, and Campbell Rose.

Lillian was a graduate of South Williamsport High School and of the former Williamsport Commercial College and was employed at Lundy Lumber Company as a secretary for 6 years prior to her marriage and the birth of her sons. Later she became the office manager for the company founded by her husband, Norcen Industries Inc., which is located in Jersey Shore.

She was a member of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church.

There will be a private burial service for the family on Friday morning, October 20. A memorial Mass will follow at St. Boniface, 326 Washington Boulevard on Friday at 10 a.m. and family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be a reception after the service at St. Lawrence Church, 800 West Central Avenue, South Williamsport.

The family will provide flowers and respectfully suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Monsignor Eugene Clark Fund at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701; or to the Joseph and Lillian Gehret Library Support Fund at Penn College, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: October 17, 2017

Valaria V. "Val" Long

Valaria V. "Val" Long, 91, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville F. Long on May 2, 2010.

Born March 29, 1927, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Frances (Boroch) Federowicz.

Val was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She was a homemaker and crafter. She loved and cherished making memories with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her two sons, Franklin P. Long, of New Castle and Michael J. Long (Cheryl), of Williamsport; her daughter, Catherine L. Spotts (Steve), of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Frank Workman, Cassie Spotts, and Josh, Cain, and Harlee Long; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Engel (Richard), of Bastress; her late daughter, Annette’s significant other, Harry Derr; several nieces and nephews, and all her extended family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Harold L. Long and Thomas E. Long; two daughters, Theresa Workman and Annette M. Long; three brothers, Leonard, Stanley, and Florian Federowicz; and two sisters, Elizabeth White and Lucille Bailey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 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 will receive friends from 9 until 9:45 a.m. in the church portico.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Valaria’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: October 17, 2017

Alberta E. Thall

Alberta E. Thall, 96, of New Albany, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

Born July 10, 1921 in Forksville, she was a daughter of the late George and Fern (Bedford) Wilcox. Her husband of 50 years, Ralph E. Thall, preceded her in death on June 23, 1992.

Alberta was a dedicated wife and mother who enjoyed working the family farm with her husband and son most of her life. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, and was a member of the Towanda Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are a son, R. Bruce (Diana Jackson) Thall of New Albany; a sister, Grace Cott of Forksville; and a brother, Norman (Ann) Wilcox of Williamsport.

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

Alberta’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her longtime caregiver, Ashley Colegrove, and Dena Colegrove for the love and care they provided to Alberta.

If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the New Albany Fire Company in memory of Alberta.

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: October 18, 2017




Annabelle R. Ott

Annabelle R. Ott, 89, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 68 years, Francis C. "Frank" Ott.

Born July 20, 1928, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Margaret L. (Schneider) Fay.

Annabelle was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School. She retired in 1984 from Lundy Lumber Company after 22 years in the billing department. She was a member of the former Church of the Savior where she was a member of the church council, congregation events committee. She was also a member of Keenagers. 

Annabelle enjoyed putting puzzles together, watching her favorite television shows, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, William C. Ott (Jeanette), of Shamokin Dam; five grandchildren, Daniel J. Ott (Angel), of Williamsport, Vicki L. Cowher (Steven), of Williamsport, Kyle T. Evens, of Milton, Devin T. Sunderland, of Williamsport, and Robert M. Ott (Beth), of Williamsport; and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Christie L. Moyer; and a sister, June A. Feaster.

A funeral service to honor the life of Annabelle will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: October 17, 2017

Sylvester A. Moon, Jr.

Sylvester A. Moon, Jr., 82, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born July 25, 1935 in Plunketts Creek Twp. a son of Sylvester A., Sr. and Alice Boatmen Moon. He was the last of seven siblings.

Sylvester retired from the former Darling Anchor Valve after 47 years of service. He was a member of the Proctor United Methodist Church and the Plunketts Creek Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years the former Anita L. Ayers; his children, Barbara (Steve) Irion of Montoursville, Judy (Timothy) Cole of Beavertown, Keith (Tammy) Moon of Muncy, Robert Moon of South Williamsport; and Darlene Snook of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Adam Barns officiating. Friends will be received Saturday morning from 10: 30- 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Hillsgrove Cemetery.


Posted: October 17, 2017

Gladys C. Flory

Gladys C. Flory, 91, a resident of Manor Care Health Services, North, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. She was born March 18, 1926 in Bethlehem, PA a daughter of Earl and Florence Werkheiser Messinger.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, and three sisters.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen A. (Brian) Cunfer of Kirkwood, PA, Robert B. (Carolyn) Flory of SC, Scott D. (Charlene Garner) of Sunbury, and Brian K. (Lori) Flory of New Jersey; ten grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and eight great – great grandchildren.

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


Posted: October 17, 2017




Glenwood “Chub” Houtz

Glenwood “Chub” Houtz, 88, Montgomery, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Gatehouse Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. He was the husband of Phyllis J. (Bower) Houtz, who preceded him in death on July 30, 2014.

Born August 30, 1929 in Clinton Twp., he is the son of the late Floyd S. and Sylvia (Jones) Houtz. Prior to his retirement in 1991, he was employed at North Star Steel. Chub served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, during the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Montgomery, the American Legion Bower Decker Post #251, Montgomery, and was a lifetime member of Muncy VFW Post #3428. Chub enjoyed gardening, woodworking, spending time with family and friends, especially with the Montgomery Senior Citizens.

He is survived by one son, Glenn D. (Tina) Houtz of Montgomery; and a granddaughter, Miranda Cerrone of Cherry Hill, NJ.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Gene Houtz, Kenneth Houtz, Donald Irwin, John Houtz, Ruth Coates, and Lena Deitrick.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 21 at St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, with Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call on Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenwood’s name to The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Montgomery American Legion, Bower Decker Post #251, 185 Broad Street, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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


Posted: October 17, 2017

Helen D. Meyer

Helen D. Meyer, 75, of Loyalsock Township, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at The Gatehouse with her family at her side.

Helen was born in Williamsport on Nov. 16, 1941, the daughter of the late James E. and Marion E. (Murnane) Dugan.

She was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School, a longtime reunion committee member and a member of the 59ers. Helen was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She also owned the former Beverage Barn on Lycoming Creek Road and was the building manager for the Williamsport Building.

Her husband of 49 years, Bernard J. Meyer, died March 2, 2011. Surviving are her children, Sheila Evans (John), of Wilmington, N.C., Bernard "Bo" Meyer Jr. (Lisa Ramin Meyer), of Montoursville, Monica Klingerman (Daniel), of Loyalsock Township, Matthew Meyer (Sharon Orr Meyer), of Montoursville; ten grandchildren; and a brother, James E. Dugan Jr., of Oak Hill, Va.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

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

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


Posted: October 17, 2017

 

Sylvia M. Haus

Sylvia M. Haus, 97, formerly of 351 Jerome Ave., Williamsport, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Sylvia was born in Williamsport on Sept. 3, 1920, the daughter of John E. and Mary A. Lentze Eiswerth. A homemaker she was a longtime member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Sylvia was an avid card play and loved to work in the garden, especially with her roses. She is survived by her children, Marie McGee, of Cascade, John (Janice) Haus, of Elkland, David (Sharon) Haus, of Cogan House and Carolyn Hines of Danville. Sylvia is also survived by her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Saturday morning October 21 at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at the church lounge from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: October 17, 2017

 




Robert James “Pop Pop” Gallagher, Sr.

Robert James “Pop Pop” Gallagher, Sr., 82, of Avis passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born on November 28, 1934 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Harry and Mildred Grace Showers Gallagher, Sr.

Robert was a 1952 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On January 28, 1955, he married the former Jean Meradith Chilcot who survives.

Robert was employed as a Department Manager at Hammermill Paper Co. and then International Paper Co. for 38 years before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of the Flemington United Methodist Church.

Robert was also a member of the Lock Haven Moose Club.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing cards, listening to country music, and was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Penn State fan.

In addition to his wife, Jean Gallagher of Avis, he is survived by three sons: Robert Gallagher, Jr. of Emmaus, Terry (Terri) Gallagher of Avis, and Randy Gallagher of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Vicki (George) Troni of Duncannon; two brothers, Harry (Jean) Gallagher, Jr. of Morrisville and Ronald (Sandra) Gallagher of Mill Hall; a sister, Doris (Michael) Gallagher of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Gallagher.

A private service will take place at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Rick Conklin, a nephew of Robert, officiating. Interment will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

Contributions in Robert’s name may be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr., Ste. 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1500, Chicago, IL 60606.

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


Posted: October 17, 2017

Debra J. Buck

Debra J. Buck, 64, of Hughesville, died Monday, October 16, 2017 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Debra was the wife of Steven E. Buck, and were married on July 22, 1989 at her home in Duboistown.

Born January 15, 1953, in Lock Haven, she is the daughter of the late Carl E. and Sally (Seese) Follmer. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Grit Newspaper as a proofreader. Debra was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville. She enjoyed watching cooking and games shows on television. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping and traveling. Debra liked watching sports, especially her son Brandon play soccer, football, and basketball for the Hughesville Spartans. Debra enjoyed listening to her son Brandon about his many projects, especially his demolition cars and competitions that he participates throughout the area.

Surviving are her husband Steven E. Buck; and a son, Brandon M. Buck of Hughesville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with her pastor, Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will be follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Viewing will be one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: October 17, 2017

Harry J. Miller, Jr.

Harry J. Miller, Jr., 89 of 2425 N. Hills Dr., passed away at home on Sunday, October 15, 2017. His wife the former Sarah Elizabeth Faulkner passed away on March 28, 2010.

He was born on November 6, 1927 in Picture Rock and was a son of Harry J. Sr. and Grace Croyle Miller.

He was a 1947 of South Williamsport High School. He was a member of the Salvation Army. Harry was a very devoted dad and grandfather. He loved his country and was very patriotic.

He is survived by two sons, Charles D. (Joyce) Miller of Windsor, Dennis (Elena) Wayne Miller of Williamsport; three daughters, Sandra R. Huyck of Williamsport, Sherry (Floyd) Kerstetter of Williamsport, Charlotte Rae Gustafson of Williamsport; twenty one grandchildren; sixty four great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Harry J. Miller, III.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p. m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2017 in Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Rt. 54 Highway, Montgomery.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made in Harry’s name to American Cancer Society, The Lycoming County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: October 17, 2017




Lester LaRue Beck

Lester LaRue Beck, VMD, of Loyalsock Township, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. He and his twin sister were born on May 2, 1933, in Weedville, PA, the eleventh and twelfth children of the late Isaac Russell and Mattie May Timblin Beck.

On April 10, 1965, he married the former Carol Ann Tebbs. Together they celebrated 52 years of marriage and were blessed with two children. He is survived by his wife and beloved son, John Henry, and predeceased by his beloved daughter, Ruth Ann. Lester was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School. He continued his education at Pennsylvania State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1960 as a Veterinary Medical Doctor.

In 1968, Dr. Beck established the Loyalsock Animal Hospital at 1900 Northway Road, at father-in-law, John H. Tebbs’ former automotive garage. He was a life member of: the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Consolidated Sportsman of Lycoming County, and the Texas-Blockhouse Fish & Game Club, where he was chairman on the Habitat Committee.

Surviving in addition to his wife and son are sisters, Belva Marie (Lewis) Burch and Esther LaRue (George) Hakes and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Miles Hubert Beck, Frederick Beck, and Kenneth L. (Mary E. Henry) Beck and sisters, Dorothy Mae (Robert) Reay, Ruth Lucinda Beck, Alice Viola (Myles) Bennett, Faye Linnea (Rev. J. Arthur) Depew, Velma Naomi (Nathan) Mohilewsky, and Gwendolyn (Vincent) Jacob.

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end. It simply means we’ll miss you, until we meet again.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 19, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 21, at the Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, Cogan Station, with Rev. Jerry Fourroux, Jr., officiating, followed by a fellowship meal at the church. Interment will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, October 20, at the Montoursville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, P.O. Box 310, Cogan Station, PA 17728.


Posted: October 17, 2017

Jarvis C. Aderhold

Jarvis C. Aderhold, 89, of Cogan Station, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 62 years, the former Celia M. Eck.

Born January 2, 1928, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Truman E. and Florence E. (Harman) Aderhold.

Jarvis served his country during World War II in the US Army and attended Trinity United Methodist Church with his family growing up.

Jarvis worked in the family business, Truman E. Aderhold Construction for 25 years and later retired as a foreman for J.B. Gibbons Construction after 25 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 617, Moose Lodge and the Wheel Inn. Jarvis enjoyed hunting at Landis Camp, and being with his family, especially his grandsons, who he shared his sense of humor with.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Luke L. Aderhold (Maria Daniele) of Linden, two daughters, Cynthia A. Black, of Cogan Station and Tina M. (Duane) Daniels, of Montoursville, two grandsons, Brok M. Aderhold and Chase L. Aderhold both of Cogan Station, and a great granddaughter Gianna M. Aderhold, a sister Shirley Sechrist of Williamsport, two brothers Thomas E. (Doris) Aderhold of Moosic and Wayne T. (Bea) Aderhold of Hughesville, a sister-in-law Cleda Dangle of Williamsport, a brother-in-law Dorland Eck (Carlene) of Trout Run, many nieces and nephews, and beloved family dog Thor.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Chris Black, and eight siblings.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jarvis will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 19 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701. Burial will follow in Stoltz Cemetery, Cogan Station. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sanders.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Jarvis’s name be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA, 2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 c/o The Gatehouse.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 17, 2017

Carol A. Titus

Carol A. Titus, 71, of Williamsport, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Rose View Center, after her battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends. Surviving is her husband of 49 years, Richard L. Titus, of Williamsport.

Born March 24, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Archie G. Roles (Irene) and Ida (Wettlaufer) Newton (Robert).

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School. Carol formerly worked at Faxon Bowling and retired from ABC Bowling Lanes as a Junior Bowling Director. She was a member of the Lycoming County Junior Bowling Association, the Williamsport Women’s Association, and the 600 Club.

Carol loved bowling and everyone she met over the years through working at the lanes and bowling leagues. She enjoyed yard sales, crocheting, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Brian L. Titus (Jessica); a daughter, Rhonda L. Harris (DeWayne), both of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Elliot Harris, Dylan Titus, Christopher Harris, Brayden Titus, and Emalynn Titus; two sisters, Brenda Day (Robert), of Williamsport and Sandra Stevens (Allen), of New Mexico; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, George F. and Robert L. Roles.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carol will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 20, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

The family of Carol would like to extend a thank you to Jeanette Kita, Sandy Taggert, and Deb Titus for their compassionate and loving care of Carol.


Posted: October 17, 2017




Dale L. Lovell

Dale L. Lovell, 64, of Linden passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida.

Born December 14, 1952 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Kenneth W. and Anna M. (Robinson) Lovell.

Dale was a self-employed farmer for many years owning and operating the Lovell Dairy farm. After turning over the farm business to his oldest son, he drove truck for UPS and Stroehmann’s before starting his retirement career in Florida, founding a printing company with his youngest son. He was a hardworking man of the Baptist faith, who enjoyed hunting and dedicated his life to his family and grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Rebecca S. (Dieffenbach) Lovell; two sons, Darryl L. (Tawnya) Lovell, of Cogan Station, Jarred D. Lovell of Haines City, FL; a step son, Todd J. (Lori) Russell of Dallas; six grandchildren; three brothers, Ollie W., Ralph K., and Romaine H. Lovell; three sisters; Ruth Ella Ritchey, Mary L. Robinson, and Brenda J. Scott; mother-in-law Suzanne M. Dieffenbach; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service to honor Dale’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at State Road Cemetery, 6738 Daughertys Run Road, Cogan Station, with Pastor Dan Patrick, officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 13, 2017

Barbara J. Braunbeck

Barbara J. Braunbeck, 72, of Upper Fairfield Twp., died on October 12, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. She was born December 9, 1944, in Waverly, NY, the daughter of the late Glenn L. and Norma (Jennison) Dietrich.

Barbara had been working at the Bon-Ton and had previously worked for J.C. Penney’s. She had also worked for several years at Pampered Pet. She enjoyed gardening, canning, country music, and her pets.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Walter J. Braunbeck and two brothers, Bill and Ronald Dietrich.

Surviving are two daughters, Colleen Laylon of Sunbury and Barbara J. Stevens of Hughesville; two step sons, William J. (Joanne) Braunbeck of Oklahoma City and David M. (Stephanie) Braunbeck of Muncy; a step daughter, Karen I. Stine of Hughesville; two brothers, Robert Dietrich and Donald (Sue “Lucy”) Dietrich both of Elmira, NY; a sister-in-law, Donna Dietrich of Liberty; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, October 15 in Montoursville Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: October 13, 2017

Joseph M. Brungard

Joseph M. Brungard, 60, of Linden was carried by angels to his tree stand in the sky Saturday, October 14, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born October 21, 1956 in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Alva and June Wynn Brungard.

Joseph was a machinist at Wool Block Company for 38 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

Joseph attended Buchannan Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Carrie M. (Marshall) Brungard, a son Joseph M. (Persefphanie) Brungard II of Newfoundland, four grandchildren, Cameron Chism, Caleb, Caden, and Jocilyn Brungard, siblings, Linda Spotts, Ruth Beaver, Bonnie Weeks, Alva Brungard, Steve (Denise) Brungard and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Ronnie and Wayne Brungard and a sister Susan Noel.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 17, 2017




Linda Lee Pick

Linda Lee Pick, 70, of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born Oct. 13, 1946, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles Lamont Hoover and Bernadene Pearl (Moore) Gottshall Hoover.

Linda was a 1964 graduate of South Williamsport High School and received her nursing degree in 1967. She retired from Williamsport Hospital after 46 years as a pediatric nurse. Following retirement she was an infant caregiver at Blessed Beginning Preschool and Childcare.

She was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church and was currently attending Twin Hills Church of the Nazareth. 

Linda was a New York Yankee’s fan, enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley music and flower gardening. She always took pleasure in her career as a pediatric nurse and had a love for children and animals. She was always known for thinking of others before herself and all who met her loved her company. Most of all Linda loved and cherished being a Nana. Her grandchildren brought a smile to her face and she appreciated the each moment she spent with them.

Surviving are two sons, Christopher L. Pick (Michelle), of Montgomery and Jason L. Pick (Jennifer), of Montoursville; three grandchildren, Bethany, Samantha, and Erica Pick; a brother, Alfred Hoover (Diane), of South Williamsport; a sister, Elizabeth Seibert (Dan), of Stoystown; a step-son, Gregory Pick; former husband, Larry Pick; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes there will be no services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Linda’s name to her son Jason L. Pick, 1168 Brushy Ridge Road, Montoursville, PA 17754 to help offset final expenses.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: October 12, 2017

Marlene M. Hill

Marlene M. Hill, 84, of Williamsport, died peacefully Thursday, October 12, 2017 with her family by her side at the home of her grandson Jason Harris, where she had resided.

Born September 11, 1933 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Harry Leroy and Irene (Farver) Kurtz.

Marlene retired as a nurse’s aid from Susque View after 20 years. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving are five children Ann Harris of Williamsport, Deborah Edge (Randy) of Clermont, GA, Catherine DeVaul (John) of Renovo, Theodore Hill (April) of Renovo, and Stephen Richardson of Florida, 14 grandchildren, 15 grreat grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Hill in 1987, a grandson, two great grandsons, and 11 siblings.

A memorial service to honor Marlene’s life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at All Saints Memorial Episcopal Church, 510 Beeber St. Williamsport.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 12, 2017

Marian H. Metzger

Marian H. Metzger, 97, formerly of Hughesville, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock.

Born August 21, 1920 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Laura (Weaver) Houseknecht. Her husband of 28 years, John C. Metzger, preceded her in death on December 12, 1975.

Marian was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1939, and served as class treasurer. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and served on the Board of Elections for many years. Marian was an avid knitter and enjoyed knitting caps for newborns and donating them to the local hospitals. Marian and her husband John also operated her family’s dairy business (Houseknecht’s Dairy) in the Hughesville area for 28 years.

In September of 2006, Marian was honored by Lycoming County, and received proclamations from both the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate for voting in 50 consecutive elections.

Surviving are a sister, Janet Nicoll of Montoursville; two nieces, Jane Bubb and Sally LaRue, both of Williamsport; and two nephews, R. Edward Alberts of Williamsport and Steve Alberts of Montoursville.

A private graveside funeral service will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, at the convenience of the family.

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


Posted: October 13, 2017




James M. “Tootie” Sones Jr.

James M. “Tootie” Sones Jr. 84, of Hughesville, quietly passed away at home on October 9, 2017, after a long hard fought battle with cancer, with his family and friends at his side.

Born September 29, 1933, he was the son of James M. “Peck” Sones and Emma (Fritz) Sones
of Sonestown.

James attended school in Sullivan County and during that time he worked for Robert Armstrong and Marquardt Logging. James also worked for Montour Auto Service during the winter months delivering oil and gas. He retired at the age of 60 with 38 years of service from Hanson as Superintendent of the Lime Bluff Stone Quarry in Muncy. He was a member of the Muncy Valley Area Volunteer Fire Company receiving an Honorary 50 year award. James was also a founding member of the Glen Mawr Lions Club, now the Picture Rocks Lions Club, as-well-as the Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid hunter and trapper and a longtime member of the Royal Gunning Club in Sonestown. Most of all he loved working around his home.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Alfreda M. “Petie” (Minnier) Sones; a daughter Terri (Daniel) Miley; a son, James C. Sones; two granddaughters, Ashley Brown and Christina Sones; two great- grandchildren Abigail Brown and Carter Brown, all of Hughesville; and a brother Robert (Charlotte) Sones of Muncy Valley.

James was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Emma Sones; three sisters, Beatrice “Sissy” Sperry, Marjorie “Toots” Steinruck and Betty Houseknecht; and five brothers Carl “Gene” Sones, Marvin “Dick” Sones, Jackie “Jack” Sones, Donald “Donnie” Sones and Harold “Punk” Sones.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Mary Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests casual dress for the viewing and funeral, as James was not a formal person.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Tivoli United Methodist Church, 9598 Rt. 220 Hwy., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: October 11, 2017

Bradford J. Teter

Bradford J. Teter, 91, of Muncy, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born October 8, 1926 in Circleville, WV, he was a son of the late Brandson L and Mary M. (Bennette) Teter. He married the former Stella G. Fry, and together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.

Bradford served his country honorably in the Army, during World War II, serving in the south Pacific. He went on to retire from the Lycoming Burial Vault Company, after working there 29 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Robin (Ronald Jr.) Beck of Williamsport; a step son, Fred (Bonnie) Houseknecht of Hughesville; a sister, Betty Watts of WV; three grandchildren, Cody (Lauren) Houseknecht of Celina, TX, Kevin (Alisa) Houseknecht of Gainesville, FL, Amanda (Justin) Titman of Muncy; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Haylee Titman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Bland Teter; two brothers, LeRoy and Delton Warner; and a sister, Madelyn Bland.

Funeral services will held privately, at the convenience of the family.


Posted: October 11, 2017

Charlotte M. “Bid” Anderson

Charlotte M. “Bid” Anderson, 99, of Williamsport, died peacefully Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Home.

Born August 31, 1918 in Rouseville, she was a daughter of Grover and Leola (Friggle) Hulsizer.

Charlotte had worked for 27 years at GTE Sylvania and was a member of the Sylvania Quarter Century Club. She was a member of the Newberry Senior Citizens and East End Baptist Church where she loved spending time and being involved in many of their activities. She was meticulous and always made sure everything around her was clean.

Surviving are a son Robert D. Anderson of Medina, OH, three grandsons Craig Anderson (Tina) of Williamsport, Kevin Anderson (Tammy) of Medina, OH, and Shawn Anderson (Angie) of Medina, OH, five great grandchildren Sara, Krista, Brittany, Brandon, and Erica, a brother Paul Hulsizer of Oil City, and a sister Beverly Tenney of Titusville.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, a funeral service to honor Charlotte’s life will follow at 3 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary.

Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Charlotte’s name may be made to East End Baptist Church 801 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SanderMortuary.com


Posted: October 11, 2017




Dr. Creighton J. Hale

Dr. Creighton J. Hale, 93, of Loyalsock Ave., passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born February 18, 1924 in Hardy, Neb. a son of Russell and Anita Farthing Hale.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He had been a Professor at Springfield College in Mass. and retired as President and CEO of Little League Baseball Inc.

He was predeceased by his parents; son, Tim; brothers, Keith, and Thane and sister, Bernita Wright.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Beverly J. Gray; daughter, Kathy S. Dumanis of Avon, Conn.; son, Tad (Jennifer) Hale of Pittsburgh; brother, Russell (Margaret) Hale of Napa Valley, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Klump Academic Center Auditorium at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1034 West Third St. Williamsport. Friends will be received following the service. Private entombment will be held in the mausoleum at Wildwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at, ctadhale@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Little League Museum, P.O. Box 3485, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: October 10, 2017

Nancy J. Shuman

Nancy J. Shuman, 86, of South Williamsport died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at her residence.

Born September 17, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Emerson Saunders and Marjorie Grow Johnson.

Nancy was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and Penn State Football.

Nancy was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Ray C. Shuman, her children, Ann Marie (Bill) Kahler of Muncy, Ray C. Shuman Jr. of Williamsport, Michael A. (Jackie) Shuman and David R. Shuman, both of South Williamsport, three grandchildren, Matthew P. Gimpert, John M. Shuman, and Gabrielle N. Shuman, three step grandchildren, Lindsey Kahler Hollingsworth, Melissa M. Smith, Ronald W. Yeagle, two great grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel W. Gimpert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave. South Williamsport with Rev. Michael Zipay, officiating.

There will be a viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 11, 2017


Willie Ray Burnett

Willie Ray Burnett, 35, of Williamsport, passed away at his residence, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

He was born in Newark, NJ on March 29, 1982 and was the son of Willie L. Smith, Jr. of Richmond, VA and the late Wanda Rae (Burnett) Locke.

Willie graduated from Williamsport High School in 2000, attended Clarion University where he majored in music then graduated from Newport Business Institute. He had worked for Verizon Communications from 2006 to 2010 when he retired and then he had worked part-time for Weiss. He had grown up attending Christ Temple Church and he was involved in music, piano and the marching band and color guard at school.


In addition to his father, he is survived by special friend; Rashad S. Payne of Williamsport, one daughter; Nyjayah Payne-Burnett of Williamsport, three brothers; Byron R. Burnett (Cheri Beard) of Irvington, NJ, Maurice Harper (Rochelle) and Levar Harper (Samantha), all of Newark, NJ, step-father; Calvin Locke of Williamsport, aunt; Marcia Burnett Mitchell (Kendell), uncle; Ernest Lowery, all of Newark, NJ. and a host of other family and friends. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents.

There will be a public viewing 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 where the funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry Smith will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: October 11, 2017




Robert E. Coon

Robert E. Coon, 93, of 1251 Rural Ave., Passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his home. His first wife the former Beatrice Lockcuff passed away in 1989 and his second wife the former Betty Ritchey Kirkpartick passed away in 2013.

He was born in Williamsport and was a son of Clyde F. and Evelyn G. Clark Coon.

Robert had attended Williamsport schools and retired in 1984 from Avco as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Agape Church and also attended Balls Mills United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, enjoyed reading his Bible, doing puzzles, and traveling. Robert served his country during WW II in the U. S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific.

He is survived by a son, Rodney (Darleen) Coon of Williamsport; a daughter Wanda (Todd) Johnson of Shippensburg; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Howard L. Coon.

Funeral services will be held at `11:00 a. m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremations Services, 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport with the Rev. Chris Pfleegor of Balls Mills United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be private in Woodward Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contribution in Roberts name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern PA Chapter, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to a charity of one’s choice.


Posted: October 9, 2017

Frances McKee McCoy

Frances McKee McCoy, 89, of Hughesville, died Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of William C. McCoy who died on July 4, 1995. They were married on April 18, 1952.

Born April 24, 1928 in Muncy Valley, she is the daughter of the late Maurice J. and Naomi (Myers) McKee. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennsdale. Frances was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra M. (R. Donald) Waltz of Hughesville, Noreen M. Finkler of Hughesville; three grandchildren, Dusteen (John) Spoon, Desirree (Arthur) Fetterman, William Finkler, all of Hughesville; three great grandchildren, all of Hughesville; and a sister, Nancy Aunkst of Hughesville.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert McCoy; brothers James, Robert, William, and Howard McKee; and a sister, Merb Capula.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Kathy Burkhart officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frances’ name to North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted: October 9, 2017

Ruth D. Snyder

Ruth D. Snyder, 96, of Cogan Station, died peacefully Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born December 8, 1922 in Muncy Township, she was a daughter of William E. and Julia A (Smithgall) Drick.  She was the widow of Carl W. Snyder who died May 16, 1992 after 48 years of marriage.

Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Muncy High School and attended Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College). She was a member of Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church where she had served as an elder, Sunday School Teacher, and benevolent treasurer. She was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Sycamore Manor Auxiliary in which she served as president for two years. She enjoyed life on her family farm for over 64 years and found “farm life” very rewarding.

In addition to her husband Ruth was preceded in death by her son Robert W. Snyder who died in 2002, three brothers Charles, Ralph, and George, and a sister Pearl.

Surviving are two grandchildren Amy B. Snyder and David William Snyder both of Columbia, MD,  daughter-in-law Carol Lauch Snyder, great grandson Tannor J. Snyder, and many nieces and nephews.
    
A funeral service to honor Ruth’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, October 12 at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church 656 West Creek Road Cogan Station, with the Rev. Jerry Fourroux, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ruth’ s name may be made to Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church 656 West Creek Road Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SanderMortuary.com


Posted: October 10, 2017




Richard A. Pinelli

Richard A. Pinelli, born January 18, 1958 in Lock Haven to the late Frances X. “Mike” and Lois A. (Fecker) Pinelli, died at his home of natural causes on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Richard attended Lock Haven Jr. and Sr. High School where he excelled as an athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball, and football. He earned a degree in Sociology at Lock Haven University and then operated a small business in downtown Lock Haven before embarking on a career as a public servant in the juvenile justice system.

Sports remained a passion throughout his life, loyally following the Penn State Nittany Lions, Philadelphia Phillies, and Dallas Cowboys.

Over the years, Richard became a human database of Major League Baseball facts and statistics and often had baseball cards within reach.

He also loved music, accumulating an impressive collection of vinyl, tape, and digital recordings. His favorite artists included Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his only child, his son Nicholas R. Pinelli.

Surviving are two brothers, Michael F. X. (Lu Ann Myers) Pinelli of Two Rivers, WI and their family; David (Monique Odell) Pinelli of Asheville, NC; three nephews; Ben (Ayan Adem); Daniel, and Julian, several cousins and a great niece, Asha.

We trust, as he believed, that he is now reunited with his son.

Richard’s remains will be cremated and an announcement of his memorial service will be forthcoming. Memorials may be made in Richard's name through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven.


Posted: October 6, 2017

Charles H. Wertman

Charles H. Wertman, 79, a resident of Pennsdale, PA, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at his residence.  Born on Tuesday, February 22, 1938, in Clinton Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, he was a son of the late Harman S. and Mabel (Persun) Wertman.

Charlie  was retired from the former Sprout Waldron Co. at Muncy  where he was employed as a grinder.

He was an avid NASCAR fan.

Charlie is survived by on daughter, Brenda and husband Jeff Treese of Muncy, PA, two siblings, Florence Knopp of Muncy, PA and Robert and wife Ruth Wertman of Turbotville, PA.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Tara Tyson; Jessica and husband Collin Harvey; Jolena Treese; Alexis Treese; Maggie Rivas; Stella Blashock; Pricella Blashock; David Crank; Travis and nine great-grandchildren, Cheyanne Zinc; Hunter Zinc; Zoey Tyson; Aryah Tyson; Harper Tyson; Aria Rivas; Matthew Blashock; William Blashock and Oliver Harvey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Delores Temple; Pat Mull and Shirley Houseknecht. 

Services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment was in the Twin Hills Memorial Park.  Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: October 9, 2017

William P. Bartholomew II

William P. Bartholomew II, 51, of Williamsport died Friday, October 6, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born February 16, 1966 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William P. and Suzanne H. Sowich Bartholomew.

Bill was a self-employed entrepreneur and was the former owner of Two Boys from Italy and was one of the original owners of PRN Home Health Services.


Surviving is his wife of nine years, Erica M. (Bateman) Bartholomew, a son Geovonni Bartholomew, a sister, Sulynn (Doug) Liberti of Linden, a brother Brion (Shawna) Bartholomew of Williamsport, nieces and nephews, Jaron, Jett, Janaya, Jayla, Owen, Alexis, Mercedes, Javona, a sister-in-law, Kristin Bateman and caregivers and friends, Breia, Brandi Mayes, Wanda and Wes Mayes, Connie and Kenny Packer.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bill will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2080 Linglestown Road # 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 9, 2017




Robert Lee “Bob” Shuman

Robert Lee “Bob” Shuman of Nisbet Heights, Williamsport RD4, husband of Ida Jo (Shangraw) Shuman died Sunday, October 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Born March 3, 1929 in Duboistown, he was the son of the late Harry and Frances (Snyder) Shuman.

Bob and Ida Jo were married on September 15, 1951 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana where Bob was serving in the United States Army.

His last place of employment was Pullman Power in Williamsport where he retired after 25 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and William Shuman and a sister Mrs. Marion Shuman Gore.

Surviving are his wife Ida Jo, a daughter Heather Meikenhous and spouse Murray of Kansas City, MO, two sons Paul Shuman and spouse Maria of Travelers Rest, SC, and Jeffrey Shuman and spouse Dorothea of Black Mountain, NC, five grandchildren, a brother Jack Shuman and spouse Patsy of York, PA and his best friend Moo.

As per Bob’s request, there will be no viewing or funeral services. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St # 1, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

Arrangements are entruated to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 3, 2017

Marguerite Birch

Marguerite Birch, 83, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, at home while being cared for by her family. Born May 30, 1934, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Frank and Emily (Richey) Fagnano. She was married to Charles Birch for 47 years before his passing in 2004. Marguerite was a former waitress at several city restaurants before retiring. She also volunteered at her church serving communion and served on the auxillary, Susquehanna Health, and all of the sports organizations her sons were involved in. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Sons of Italy, Senior Citizens, the Butterfly Group and many others. Surviving are her sons, Gino Birch and Tony Birch, of Williamsport; her daughter, Lori (Mark) Solomon, of South Williamsport; and her eight grandchildren, Dustin Solomon, Leah (Gary) Paronish, Tony (Ashley) Birch, Kirsti Birch, Dominic Birch, Mia Birch, Angelo Birch, Gino Birch. She was blessed to also have 7 great-grandchildren, Aidan and Jaxon Paronish, Sophie Harman, Chase and Carter Birch, Aubriella and Gionni Birch. She also helped raise her niece, Kristine Fagnano; and nephew, Daniel Fagnano; plus leaves behind her nephew, Frank Fagnano, who was like a son to her. Her surviving siblings include Donald Fagnano and Donna DeParasis. She was predeceased in death by her husband; daughter, Valerie Birch; parents; sister, Catherine Long; and brother, Frank Fagnano. Marguerite adored her children and loved to spend time with family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and traveling. Everyone who knew her will have their own fond memories of her fun loving spirit. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St, Williamsport, on Saturday, September 30, with Father Brian Van Fossan officiating. Friends may visit from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the church portico with mass at 11 a.m. and luncheon immediately following.


Posted: October 3, 2017

Betty J. Farley

Betty J. Farley, 76, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was born February 21, 1941 in Lewistown a daughter of Lester and Madelyn Bell Wolfgang.

Betty retired from West Co. and was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her grandchildren and spending time with her classmates and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Jack I. Farley.

She is survived by her children, Teri L. (Michael) Umstead, Robert T. (Kristina) Dunkleberger, and Joe F. (Katie) Farley, all of Montoursville; brother, Lester “Sonny” (Sharon) Wolfgang of Montoursville and her grandchildren, Jonathan (Emily) Dunkleberger, Jessica Dunkleberger, Shealei (Bo) Long, Timmy and Tommy Williams, Samantha Umstead, and Savanna and Brynn Farley.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 205 Tule St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to K’s for Cancer, P.O. Box 103, Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: October 6, 2017




Robert B. "Bob" Pysher

Robert B. "Bob" Pysher, 60, a resident of Hughesville, PA, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born on Monday, June 3, 1957 at Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA he was a son of Robert B. Pysher, Sr. of Williamsport and the late Janice Weigle Pysher Ulsh.

Bob and his wife, the former Leah J. McNaughton, celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2017.

He was a 1975 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School.

Bob was a hands on type of guy. He enjoyed building models and had a real appreciation for the arts, nature and knowledge. His biggest goal in life was to make everyone laugh. He had a great love for the McNaughton family.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by two children, Christine (Joe) True of Williamsport and Rob (Erin) Pysher of Muncy; two siblings, Cherie (Dave) Lyon of Northfield, VT and James (Ann) Pysher of Williamsport and one sister-in-law, Nancy Pysher of Harrisburg. Bob is also survived by nine grandchildren. Bob will have his brother Jeff Pysher, his granddaughter Courtney Jo True and several other grandchildren waiting for him in Heaven.

A life celebration will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral to help defray funeral expenses. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA 17756. Please visit www.betzerfuneral,.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: October 2, 2017

Brett R. Foust

Brett R. Foust, 36, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1981 in Williamsport a son of Ronald and Cherie L. Smith Foust.

Brett was the operator of the former K&S Kwikstop, he enjoyed baseball and softball.

He was predeceased by his mother.

He is survived by his father; his maternal grandmother, Marguerite C. Smith; children, Kasey Foust, Trae Foust-Helwig, and Addison Foust-Helwig; sister, Kelly A. (Larry) Pittenger, and brothers, Chris (Mary) Foust and Michael (Susie) Foust.

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


Posted: October 2, 2017

Patricia A. Clementoni

Patricia A. Clementoni, 88, of Hughesville, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. Her husband, Bernard E. Clementoni preceded her in death on October 5, 2016.

Born June 26, 1929 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Ralph and Kathryn (Ruckle) Brink. Patricia was a member of the Kedron Methodist Church, Muncy Valley. She enjoyed going to auctions and sales with her husband Bernie. She loved visits from her grandchildren and great grandchidren. Patricia loved flowers and gardening.

Surviving are three sons, Rusty A. (Paulette) Clementoni of Williamsport, Ronald E. (Sheila) Clementoni, and Rod L. (Pam) Clementoni, both of Hughesville; six grandchildren, Bart, Leslie, Erin, Traci, Kelsey and Alex; seven great-grandchildren, Ella, Anna, Josie, Anthony, Hayden, Harper and Jackson; and a brother Tom (Joan) Brink of Seattle, WA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother Larry Brink.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 5, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain David Fishel officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. 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: October 3, 2017




Norma L. Gardner

Norma L. Gardner, 74, of Hughesville, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at AristaCare in Loyalsock.

Born July 14, 1943 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Edson R. and the Marion E. (Sweet) Neal. She married Larry W. Gardner, who survives.

Norma was a member of the Pine Summit Church. She enjoyed playing cards, crosswords, and sports, especially NASCAR.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three step-sons, Larry A. (Cathi) Gardner of Montgomery, Mike W. (April) Gardner of Williamsport, and Mark R. Gardner of Picture Rocks; a step-daughter, Bobbi Sue (Craig) Gansell of Picture Rocks; a brother, Richard H. (Joyce) Neal of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren, Corey, Breanna, Chrissy, Jimmy, and Mikey Gardner; and two nieces, Kim (Jerry) O’Connell of New Kingstown, RI, and Cindy (Jim) Wilcox of Aurora, NY.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Pine Summit United Methodist Church, with Rev. Martin Parr officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, at http://lycomingspca.org/you-can-help/ways-to-help/.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


Posted: October 2, 2017

Joyce I. Roan

Joyce I. Roan, 78, of Linden, passed away at the Gatehouse on Sept. 27, 2017.

Joyce was born in Williamsport on July 30, 1939, a daughter of Myron and Dorothy Davis Witmyer.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and had been manager and retired from the Red Run Rod & Gun Club. She enjoyed reading and playing scrabble.

In addition to her parents, her husband Carl M. Roan died Dec. 1, 2012, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Thomas and Richard Witmyer and sisters, Doris Waltz and Rita Dangle.

Surviving are her children, Scott (Phyllis) Roan, Sherri (David) Stahl, Jeffrey (Linda) Roan, Carl (Echo Fox) Roan; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Harding; and brothers-in-law, Donald Waltz and Clinton Dangle.

At Joyce’s request there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Perryville at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse C/O Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: October 2, 2017

Donald E. Feaster, Sr.

Donald E. Feaster, Sr., 90, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born on Wednesday, August 3, 1927 in Montgomery, Lycoming Co., PA, he was the son of the late Nelson W. and Amy (Myers) Feaster.

He and his wife, the former Marion Renninger, celebrated their 67th wedding aniversary on March 3, 2017.

Don was a 1945 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School and attended the former Williamsport Technical Institute. He honorably served his country with the US Army while stationed in the Panama Canal during World War II. He was employed as a machine operator and repairman by the former Avco-Lycoming at Williamsport, retiring in 1989. Don was the proprietor of Donald Feaster's Small Engine Repair.

He was a member of the Maple Hill United Methodist Church. Don was a life member of the Edward J. Smith VFW Post 3428 at Muncy. He was a current member of Montgomery Borough Council where he had served for 28 years and a member of the Montgomery Borough Emergency Management Agency. Don was very proud of the perfect voting record which he held for 70 years. He was an adventurous individual having owned and flown his own airplane, built and raced plywood hydroplanes and scuba dived. He was a member of the Quarter Two Flying Club at Montoursville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Donald E. Feaster, Jr. of Montgomery and David N. and wife Bonnie Feaster of Sunbury; one brother, Kenneth W. and wife Esther Feaster of Montgomery; one sister-in-law, Nancy Feaster of Montgomery and one brother-in-law, Lester Deitrick of Montgomery. He is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty J. Deitrick and one brother, Paul N. Feaster.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 from the First United Methodist Church, 43 W. Houston Avenue, Montgomery with Christopher Long, his pastor, officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11:00 - 12:00 P.M. at the church. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Hughesville. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. Please visit www.betzerfuneral to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.


Posted: October 2, 2017




Howard Joseph Schmack

Howard Joseph Schmack, 79, of South Williamsport, PA passed away peacefully at his home on September 25, 2017. He was born on January 30,1938 in Williamsport, PA. He was the son of the late Joseph Schliebener of Owego, NY. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Howard Schmack and his grandmother Hattie Schmack of Williamsport who adopted him and his predeceased brother Clarence Schmack at a young age. He attended St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Williamsport, PA and then graduated from Father Flanagan’s Boys Home in Boys Town, Nebraska in 1956.

He served in the U.S. Army and shortly after, he met his future wife Rita Naughton; they wed on April 22nd, 1964. At the time, he worked at the Muncy Luminary and then for J. Fred Bangert Linotype Co. In October 1967, he purchased the business. In July 1968, he purchased Business Men’s Press Inc. and combined the two into one facility in Williamsport, PA. He served in various leadership positions in the Jaycees, was a member of the Williamsport Rotary Club, served on the Lift 3 United Way Fund and a multitude of YMCA fundraisers. He helped annually with Wheel Club Christmas party, providing Christmas gifts for the community’s underprivileged children. In 1972, he purchased Central Pennsylvania Packaging Supplies Company in Williamsport, PA. The same year, he was elected President of the Williamsport Jaycees, served as Chairman for the Lycoming County March of Dimes, organized the first walkathon ever held in Lycoming County and raised pledges of more than $10,000. In 1973, he was named the Outstanding Young Man of the Year by the Greater Williamsport Jaycees.

In 1976, he began a new career with the Universal Investment Company of Harrisburg, where he served on the Board of Directors. In 1988, he was named Regional Chairman of Communication for Agriculture, a national non-profit rural organization that offers scholarships to high school students in rural areas and monitors legislative activities on rural issues. Throughout the 1990’s, he worked as a Salesman and Finance Manager at several area auto dealerships: Blaise Alexander Chevrolet, John Powell Chevrolet, Anchor Auto, Shirn’s and Breon. He was a life member of the Leroy O. Buck Post 7863 VFW and a member of the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in South Williamsport, PA.

Upon retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his family and attending countless sporting events with them. He founded “You Ride I Drive” limousine service. He was always an avid race fan. He was the Advertising Manager for the A.Y. Shilling race team at the Clinton County Raceway and a loyal Dale Earnhardt Sr. fan.

He was a fixture in the bleachers clutching his own personal stat chart for his grandsons’ Hepburn-Lycoming and Mill Creek Little League games, Williamsport and Montoursville baseball games and Montoursville football games. His “favorite” granddaughter always counted on him being first in line to see her dance recitals and watch her cheer under the Friday Night Lights.

He was a dedicated Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts fan and loved the New York Yankees, and anyone that was playing the Boston Red Sox.

He is survived by his wife Rita Schmack, son Stuart Schmack and spouse Laura of Montoursville, daughter Ann Marie Fullerton and spouse Ronald of Williamsport, and four grandchildren: Matthew Fullerton of Williamsport, Derek Schmack and fiancée Sara Felden of Pittsburgh, PA, Joseph Fullerton of Williamsport, and Kristin Choate and spouse Alex of Bel Air, MD, as well as nephew Eric Schmack and spouse Wanda of Jarratt, VA, and step-mother Margaret Schliebener of Owego, NY.

Visitation will be held at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701 from 1-2 p.m., on Saturday, September 30, with a memorial service to immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town Nebraska at the web address: https://secure.boystown.org/Donate/
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Posted: September 28, 2017

Paul J. Solomon

Paul J. Solomon, 82, of Mill Creek Twp., Montoursville, died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Williamsport Home. He married Anna R. (Patti) Solomon on December 15, 1956.

Born October 22, 1934 in Harmony, NJ, he is the son of the late Frank and Edna V. (Bowers) Solomon. Prior to his retirement, Paul was employed as a Soils Engineer for Penn D.O.T. He was well versed in scripture and enjoyed studying the bible. He also enjoyed gardening, genealogy, and farmed as a hobby.

Surviving in addition to his wife Anna, are a daughter, Denise L. (John) Bosch of Linden; two sons, Paul C. (Sharon) Solomon of Atglen, Keith A. (Karen) Solomon of Dillsburg; and five grandchildren, Stephanie Solomon, Rachel (Seth) McNaughton, Daniel (Ellen) Solomon, Emily Solomon, and David Bosch.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale S. Solomon.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1 P.M. on Saturday, September 30 at Huntersville Trinity Cemetery, Huntersville, PA.

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

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


Posted: September 28, 2017

Elaine C. Selleck

Elaine C. Selleck, 53, of Eldred Twp., passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born November 10, 1963 in Boston Mass. a daughter of the late Justin M. Sweatt, and Patricia Craven Sweatt.

Elaine had worked at Webb Communications and along with her husband enjoyed cat rescue which numbered over 20 rescues.

She is survived by her mother of Stoughton, Mass; her husband of 19 years and companion of 25 years, David A. Selleck; sister, Michelle Barr of Mansfield, Mass.; her niece Melissa and nephew Christopher.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Dr., South Williamsport, PA 17702. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 28, 2017




Chad S. Stutzman

Chad S. Stutzman, 39, of Muncy, died Monday, September 18, 2017.

Surviving are his parents, Robert L. and Deborah J. (Magargle) Stutzman; a sister, Melissa L. (Wade) June of Cogan Station; a step-brother, Robert C. (Diane) Stutzman of Greensburg; and maternal grandmother, Betty Magargle of Muncy.

Funeral services will held at the convenience of the family.

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

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


Posted: September 26, 2017

Patricia L. Hammaker

Patricia L. Hammaker, 78, of Duboistown, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital from complications of COPD.

Born October 9, 1938, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of James OáBrien and Ethel (Reich) O'Brien Fritz.

Pat was a 1957 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She had worked at Carlucci Aluminum, H. Warshow & Son, GTE Sylvania, and was co-owner of Hammaker Roofing. She had served on Duboistown Council and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, the Zafar Grottoettes, and Faxon Bowling League. Pat had been a cub scout leader, and the swim coach for South Williamsport during the summer, and the YMCA in the winter. She enjoyed her fellowship at the Dunkin Donuts Loyalsock coffee club every morning.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years Gerald C. Hammaker whom she married Sept. 3, 1960; a son, Gerald C. Hammaker II, of Williamsport; grandson, Payton Eric Hammaker, of Williamsport; brother, Rodney O'Brien (Gail), of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Patricia will be held 7 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, with the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. The family will greet visitors following the service in Shaheen Hall at church. Burial will be private in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Pat's name be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, PA 17702 or Lycoming College memo Patricia Hammaker, mail to Lycoming College Development Office, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. Donations will assist the swim team at Lycoming College.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: September 26, 2017

Dotty J (Hill) Karschner

Dotty J (Hill) Karschner, 90, of Montoursville, died Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017, peacefully at her home.

She was born in Williamsport, a daughter of Harry and Lydia (Schreiber) Hill.

Dotty grew up on Hepburn Street in Williamsport. She had neighborhood friends from childhood that she continued to be friends with throughout her life. She attended Cochran Elementary, Curtain Middle and Williamsport High School. After graduation in 1945, she worked at Stroehmann’s Bakery as a bookkeeper for seven years. She married Robert Carl Karschner on April 29, 1950.

Dotty was a life-long member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church where she was the treasurer of the WSCS. Over the years, she enjoyed sewing and crafts, ice skating, roller skating, square dancing, cooking, church banquets, babysitting, travelling the USA and helping her husband with tax collection in Fairfield Township for 28 years.

In addition to her husband Robert, she was predeceased by an older sister, Marguerite Elizabeth (Betty) Mosso, a younger brother, Dale Monroe, and a beloved granddaughter, Amanda Karschner.

Dotty is survived by six children, Patricia A. Russell of Willow Grove, PA, Carlene J. (Daniel) Keyte of Montoursville, Dale M. (Pam), William R. (Kathy), Robert C. (Shelly) Jr. and Keith A. (Sheila), all of Montoursville; thirteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on October 9, 2017, at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Church Road, Montoursville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church Monday morning from 10 to 11, followed by a memorial service.

The family will provide the flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home.


Posted: September 28, 2017




George O. Page

George O. Page, 79, a resident of Watsontown, PA, formerly of Allenwood, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Geisinger Medical Center at Danville. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., PA on Sunday, October 17, 1937, he was the son of the late W. Merle and Barbara (Allbeck) Page.

George was a 1956 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was raised on the family farm and was a self taught butcher working in retail. He passionately sold his products at the local fairs, operating Page's Concessions for over forty years until his health declined. For many years he supported Warrior Run football through his French fry stand.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery. George enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching Penn State football.

He is survived by three daughters, Judy L. and husband Ken Bloom of New Columbia, PA; Jackie P. and husband Mark Johnson of Sayre, PA; Julie L. and husband Brian Griner of Watsontown, PA and his sister, JoAnn and husband Fred Murray of Montgomery, PA. George is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jordan Loftus; Bethani and husband Mike Blessee; Joshua and wife, Lindsay Loftus; Ashley Bloom; Zachary Wisniewski; Paige Wisniewski; Mikayla Griner and one great-granddaughter, McKenna Dauberman. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery with Reverend Theodore Cockley, interim pastor, officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Warrior Run Area Ambulance, 1125 Main Street, Watsontown, PA 17777.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Kelly L. Formica

Kelly L. Formica, 53, of Williamsport died Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 7, 1964 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Anthony M. and Gloria J. Houser Formica, Jr.

Kelly attended All Saints Episcopal Church. She enjoyed motorcycles and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Gloria Formica of Williamsport, a sister Jackie Martinez of Williamsport, six nephews, two nieces, one aunt, and two step sisters, Christine Williams and Kimberly Formica.

She was preceded in death by her father and siblings, Walter Gair, Ida Mae Gair, Karen Gair and Laura Sponenberg.

A memorial service to honor the life of Kelly will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 510 Beeber Street, Williamsport with Rev. Lauri Kerr, officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 26, 2017

Curtis A. “CUJO” Johnson

Curtis A. “CUJO” Johnson, 67, of Loyalsock Township passed peacefully at home on Sunday, September 24, 2017 after battling ALS and FTD.

Born April 7, 1950, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Adam Rankin, Sr. and Joan (Johnson) Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Adam Rankin Johnson, Jr.

A 1969 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School, Curtis attended Ferrum College and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1975 where he met his wife Barb of 41 years.

Curtis loved his community, athletics, and most of all, his family. He played collegiate football and baseball and coached softball for over 30 years. He was the President of the Loyalsock Booster Club for 18 years and was a fan and supporter of all Loyalsock athletics. Curtis was known for his pep talks and lived by his own motto PSD -- Pride, Spirit, Dedication. He loved watching his daughters and granddaughters during their athletic events and was always their number 1 fan in everything they did.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara C. (Contristan) Johnson whom he married August 1, 1976, daughters Julia French (Tim) of Williamsport and Leigh (fiance Matthew Kaczmarczyk) of Philadelphia, three granddaughters Rylie, Brynlie, and Aynslie French and a brother Joseph Johnson (Karla) of North Haledon, NJ.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, September 27 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A service to honor the life of Curtis will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 28 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St, Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery (yes – across the bridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd # 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St, Williamsport, PA 17701.

GO LANCERS !

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 26, 2017




Joseph R. “Joe” Baker

Joseph R. “Joe” Baker, 53, of Watsontown, died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born June 18, 1964 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harold J. and Viola M. (Lanning) Baker.

Joseph enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, and was an avid gun enthusiast. He enjoyed old western movies, repairing vehicles and helping his family.


He is survived by two sisters, Marcia L. Clark of Hughesville, and Florence C. Bartlow of Muncy; and three half-brothers, Robert L. Lanning of Jersey Shore, Gary Baker, and Robert Baker; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-sister, Joyce Sellinger; and a half-brother Richard Baker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Lungerville Christian Cemetery, Unityville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 28th, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Delores I. “Dolly” Brass

Delores I. “Dolly” Brass, 81, of Williamsport and formerly of South Williamsport passed away peacefully Friday, September 22, 2017 at Manor Care North.

Born October 14, 1935 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Richard L. and Beatrice (Chapman) Shoalts.

Dolly was a member of Garden View Baptist Church for 38 years. She sang in the church choir and was very active, helping in various roles. Dolly was known for her excellent baking skills, especially her homemade pies.

Surviving in addition to her church family is her dear friend, Sandra (Charles) Houser, of Williamsport and many other special friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents Dolly was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, James W. Brass, on January 24, 2008 and a brother Richard Shoalts.

A graveside service to honor the life of Dolly will be held privately at Twin Hills Memorial Park Muncy.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dolly’s name to, Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Beverly A. Miller

Beverly A. Miller, 86 of Williamsport, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 surrounded by family at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She joined her husband of 62 years, John Henry Miller, Jr. in heaven who preceded her in death on August 19, 2014.

Born May 6, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Pearl M. (Pasnault) Roller.

Beverly was an graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1949 and a lifelong resident of the city. She retired in 1989 after 25 years of service working for Bell Telephone and AT&T as an operator. She was a AT&T Pioneer, and part of the Jolly Jesters Travel Club. Beverly was an avid bowler, participating in tournaments and the WIBC Bowling Association. She enjoyed all types of music, playing the piano and cards, especially with the What-A-Bunch Card Club. She volunteered with the United Churches Food Pantry but spent Sunday evenings playing games with her grandchildren, times she very much cherished.

Beverly was a 73 year member of St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church where she was very involved through the years. She attended the Isabel Krebs Sunday School Class for more than 60 years, was an original member of the St. Paul-Calvary Chimers, participated in Bible Study Fellowship, the United Methodist Women, and organized the Crop Walk for her church. Beverly was a devoted Christian who enjoyed visiting, sharing communion and the word of the Lord with shut ins, her family and others.

Surviving are three children, Sharlene (Jack) Clapper, of Williamsport, David (Rose) Miller, of Lock Haven, Anne (Lester) Bennett, of Linden; seven grandchildren, Sherry Clapper, John (Connie) Clapper, Rachelle (Scott) Eisenhower, Christopher (Megan) Miller, Jessica Bennett, James Bennett, and Jerry (Vanessa) Bennett; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Brent, and Morgan, and, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ellen Bock Barr, and a brother, Joseph H. Roller.

A funeral service to honor the life of Beverly will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with Rev. Jennett Wertz, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Beverly’s name to, Handi* Vangelism Ministries International, PO BOX 122 Akron, PA 17501 or St. Paul-Calvary UMC, 1427 Memorial Avenue Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 25, 2017




Lawrence C. Spencer

Lawrence C. Spencer, 72 of Williamsport passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse. He was born November 3, 1944 in South Williamsport a son of Leslie W. and Emma C. Forrest Spencer, Sr.

He is survived by three brothers and three sisters.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017

Elva M. Frick

Elva M. Frick, 73, of Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center. Surviving is her husband of 52 years, William C. Frick.

Born August 10, 1944, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Charles E. and Martha J. (Wurster) Green.

Elva was a graduate of Montgomery High School. She worked many years for Sarah Coventry Jewelry Company as a manager.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church since 2007.

A mother leaves us with a legacy of faith, hope, and love and a resolve to be an encouragement to others as she was to us. She was known for her wonderfully generous upbeat and loving personality. Always gracious and giving, she is and will remain in the hearts of her family, which to her were the most important aspect of her life. Her vivacious personality, determination in all things, and the attitude with which she lived her life was an inspiration to anyone fortunate enough to have crossed her path.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, William C. Frick, of Norman, Okla. and J. Edward Frick (Kerri), of Mount Joy; five grandchildren, Ian, Avery, Christian, Brielle, and Jameson Frick; and a sister, Linda L. Woodling, of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Neal Edward Green.

A brief funeral service to honor the life of Elva will be held 6 p.m. Monday, September 25 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. James F. Larkin and the Rev. Gregory P. Sanford co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Elva's name to Endurance P.O. Box 631280 Littleton, CO 80163 or Community Baptist Church 1853 S. R. Hwy 87 Montoursville, PA 17754.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Mary R. Bowers

Mary R. Bowers, 77, of Unityville, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

Born January 24, 1940 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late LaRue, Sr. and Phyllis (Temple) Hill.

Mary enjoyed puzzle books, reading novels and science fiction, and her cats and dogs.
She is survived by three sons, Sidney L. Bowers of Unityville, Jeff E. Bowers of Muncy, and Dennis E. Bowers of Lewisburg; a brother, George Hill of Williamsport; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew, David A. Flick of Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Arlene Flick, Clyde Hill, David Hill, and LaRue Hill; and a grandson, Donald Bowers.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 27th, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, for friends and family.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017




Michael L. Kennedy

Michael L. Kennedy, 58, of 45 Back St., Lot 10, Montoursville, passed away at UPMC Williamsport following a brief illness. He and his wife the former Debbie Gee were married on August 11, 1994, and celebrated 23 years of marriage and have been a couple for 40 plus years.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1958, in Williamsport and was the son of Zeke and Marilyn Miller Kennedy.

Michael was a forklift driver for Delta. Grandchildren were his life.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Brandon Guy, Williamsport; four daughters, Missy Guy, Tenn., Angela Weikle, Williamsport, Michele Kennedy, Williamsport, Opal Guy, Williamsport; two sisters, Nancy Kennedy Strothers, Williamsport, Terry Kennedy, Williamsport; thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Tina Wilson Anderson and Vicky Kennedy Smith, both of N.C.

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

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: September 25, 2017

Winford H. “Skip” Minium

Winford H. “Skip” Minium, 73, of Watsontown, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his residence.

He was born in Milton on February 15, 1944 and was the son of the late Howard and Anna (Bogart) Minium.

On June 28, 1969 Skip married the late Constance J. “Connie” (Vargo) and they celebrated 41 years of marriage together until her death on June 12, 2011.

Skip worked for Chef Boyardee for 22 years and retired in 2006. He was a member of the White Deer Park and he enjoyed his dogs, mowing grass, hunting, working outdoors, and his tractors.

Skip is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law; Herbert “Butch” and Mary Minium and Eugene Minium both of Watsontown, three sisters; Lucile Waters of Mifflinburg, Grace Kitner of Watsontown and Patricia Yetter of Middleburg, three brothers-in-law; John (Jeanne) Vargo, Jr of Turbotville, Robert (Judy) Vargo of Massachusetts and David Vargo of Montandon, two sisters-in-law; Patricia (Ronald) Zearfoss of Texas, and Deanna (Larry) Shearer of Milton along with many nieces and nephews, specifically; Krista (Shawn) McMonigle of Muncy and Peter (Catherine) Vargo of Hawley.

In addition to his parents and wife, Skip was preceded in death by three sisters; Rachel Mitchell, Evelyn Baker and Emma Haines.

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

A memorial service will be held at Warrior Run Manor, 1105 Main St., Watsontown on Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 pm. Burial will take place in Follmer Lutheran Church, Milton prior to the service.

Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front St., Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted: September 25, 2017

Virginia F. “Ginny” (Falker) Williams

Virginia F. “Ginny” (Falker) Williams, 102, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

She was married to the late J. Gould Williams who passed away on March 27, 1986. They celebrated 46 years of marriage before his death.

Virginia was born on October 14, 1914 in Mt. Carmel and was the daughter of the late John M. and Helena (Stief) Falker. She was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of Annunciation Church and the Holy Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing Bridge.

Virginia is survived by three daughters; Virginia “Ginny” Gallaugher (Leslie) of Walnut Creek, CA, Susan Gutosky (Adam) of Langhorne and Ann G. Darnell of Gettysburg, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and dear nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother; John M. Falker.

There will be a visitation 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 at the St. Joseph Worker Parish; Annunciation Church, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport where a mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Brian Van Fossen will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: September 25, 2017




Dale S. Bickel

Dale S. Bickel, 84, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Nippenose Valley Village.

He was married on April 9, 1955 to the former Jeanne M. (Hoffman) who survives and they have celebrated 62 ½ years as husband and wife.

Dale was born on January 9, 1933 in White Pine and was the son of the late Edward and Letha (Wesenforth) Bickel. He was a veteran of the US Army and served with the 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. He had worked as a supervisor in the sheet metal division of Brodart’s and retired in 2002. Dale was a former member of the VFW, American Legion and Elks. He was a founding member of the Shrewsberry Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting, coin collecting and eagle figurines.

In addition to his wife Jeanne, he is survived by six daughters; Deborah Vanemon (Steve) of Jersey Shore, Linda Dunkle (Neil) of Jersey Shore, Christine Christian (Edward) of Cogan Station, Karen Bower (Paul) of Williamsport, Lori Vanemon (Melvin) of Jersey Shore and Barbara Cohick (Timothy) of Rindge, NH, 11 grandchildren; Shannon Vanemon Lynn, Jason Vanemon, Kristen Welsh Calhoun, Michael Welsh, Phillip Havens, Justin Havens, Brandie Havens Williams, Amy Vanemon Seltzer, Ashley Vanemon Stover, Alanna Vanemon and Nicole Cohick Dennis and ten great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter; Rebecca Cohick, one grandson; John W. Calhoun III,one brother; Charles Bickel, two sisters; Betty Long and Janet Jovan and beloved brother in law; Bud Hoffman.

The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Grace Fellowship Church, 19 West Ridge St., Avis. Visitation will be from 10-11 am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: September 19, 2017

Sandra J.”Sandy” Moyer

Sandra J.”Sandy” Moyer, 71, of Jersey Shore passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Sept. 13, 2017, at U.P.M.C. Susquehanna in Williamsport.

She was born in Jersey Shore June 17, 1946 the daughter of H. Eugene and Bernadine Messner Brown. She was a Jersey Shore High School graduate. Sandy married Richard L. Moyer June 17, 1966 and he survives.

Sandy was employed by the Jersey Shore School District administrative offices for over 41 years in the accounts payable department. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was very active with Bible Study and kitchen activities. She was a bloodmobile volunteer and enjoyed silk crafts, bird watching and puzzles. Sandy loved being with her two grandchildren Malin and Kallie.

Besides her husband Rick she is survived by two sons: Richard E Moyer and Michael A Moyer (Wendy) of Jersey Shore and her two granddaughters Malin and Kallie.

Sandy’s Life Celebration service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am from Trinity United Methodist Church 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where a visitation will be held from 9:00 until service time. Interment will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Red Cross 320 E Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted: September 19, 2017

Bonnie Lee Vonada

Bonnie Lee Vonada passed away on September 19th, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Bonnie was born on August 31, 1940 to Lee and Nellie Rupert. She grew up in Beech Creek and attended Bald Eagle Nittany High School. She graduated in 1958 and then attended Lock Haven University. She worked briefly at Piper before spending 25 years at Keystone Central School District. She made a difference in the lives of many students and colleagues at Porter, Liberty Curtin, Mill Hall, McGhee and Elementary Schools.

She was united in marriage to William C. Vonada on September 12, 1964. They raised their family on their farm in Mackeyville. She worked with Bill on the family farm and always had a delicious meal ready for the farm crew. Bonnie enjoyed hosting gatherings of family and friends and she was an excellent cook and gracious hostess. She was very active in the community and treasured her family at Mackeyville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Christian Women and Choir. She was also a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband William; sons Wade (Pam) Vonada, William (Dawn Francic) Vonada II and daughter Michelle (Anthony) Rossman and brother Keith Allen Rupert. Her grandchildren Evan, Megan, Lakyn, Bradyn, Nicholas, Garret and Payton brought her great joy in addition to her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Nellie Rupert, brother James Rupert and sister Eunice Lindsey.

A viewing will be held on Friday, September 22 from 6-8 in addition to a funeral on Saturday, September 23 at 11 AM with friends received an hour prior the service. The viewing and funeral will be held at Mackeyville United Methodist Church, 23 Fairground Road, Mill Hall, Pa 17751.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Clinton County Women’s Shelter, Mackeyville United Methodist Church or Ross Library.

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


Posted: September 25, 2017




Elsie E. (Casper) Peter

Elsie E. (Casper) Peter, 82, of McElhattan, passed away peacefully Monday, September 18, 2017 at UPMC Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born in Renovo on September 23, 1934, the daughter of the late Lewis R. Casper, Sr. and Madeline Conway Casper.

Elsie was a 1952 graduate of Renovo High School.

On November 23, 1962 in Winchester, Va she married William H. Peter, whom survives.

Elsie was employed in the business office of Lock Haven Hospital and Geisinger. She also worked as a beautician and as a daycare provider.

She was a member of the McElhattan United Methodist Church.

Elsie enjoyed camping, square dancing, volunteering for the local American Red Cross Blood Mobile, and attending card club with her friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Linda Lee Laubscher of Swissdale, Franklin W. (Charlene) Peter of McElhattan, Cynthia Renee Chitwood McClain of Lamar and Thomas W. (Patricia) Chitwood of McElhattan. Elsie was also blessed with 11 loving grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James W. Peter; a daughter, Susan G. Chitwood; and ten siblings, Francis Storeman, Rosaline Hritzko, Doris Shank, Janet Kanouff, Joyce Eschenbaugh, Lewis Casper, Jr., Charles Casper, Jerome Casper, Gerald Casper and Stanley Casper.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the McElhattan United Methodist Church, 502 McElhattan Dr., McElhattan, Pa 17748 with Rev. David McElwee officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McElhattan 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: September 19, 2017

James W. Workman, Jr.

James W. Workman, Jr., 83, of Mercer, Pa passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born in Lock Haven on January 31, 1934 to James W. Workman, Sr. and Jane Leitch Workman.

Mr. Workman married Harriet Timblin on December 7, 1991.

He worked for Hammermill Paper Company and then was a transport driver for Anchor Motor Freight in Lordstown, OH.

Mr. Workman attended White Chapel United Methodist Church in New Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife at the residence and three children: Debra Raines in Lock Haven, PA; Terri wife of Larry Leupold in Lock Haven; and James R. “Rusty” Workman and his wife Brenda in Milesburg, PA. He is also survived by 3 step children: Linda wife of Francis Kitchen in Avis, PA; Judy Watt in Hubbard, OH; and Jennifer Adams in Mercer, PA. One sister Sandra Wilson in Lock Haven survives as well as 8 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Robert “Bob” Workman.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating. Burial will follow at Tylersville Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Clinton County Community Connections.


Posted: September 19, 2017

Nancy Louise Miller

Nancy Louise Miller, 69, of Dushore, formerly of Forksville, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home.

Born October 19, 1947 in Eagles Mere, she is the daughter of the late Willard C., Sr., and Doris P. (Shaffer) Miller. Nancy attended Loyalsock Jr. & Sr. High School, and Sullivan County High School, and was a graduate of Portland Community College, Portland, OR. Nancy was employed as a bookkeeper and accountant at various businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado and Oregon. She was also a restaurant owner and manager for many years. She was a member of the Sonestown American Legion, Post #601. Nancy enjoyed crafts including crocheting and art. She was a talented keyboard player and sang in nursing homes, senior centers, and participated in the talent contest at the Sullivan County Fair. She loved nature especially butterflies and waterfalls.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Campbell of Dushore, Patty Hack of Millville, Margaret Ann Vanderpool Borden; and a brother: Steven A. Miller, Sr. of Forksville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Miller

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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

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


Posted: September 19, 2017




Darlene C. Sevinsky

Darlene C. Sevinsky, 66, of Cogan Station, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh.

Born Jan. 1, 1951, in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Raymond H. and Laura L. (Weigel) Minier.

Darlene was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. She had a passion for being outdoors, kayaking, family cookouts and camping.

Surviving are her two daughters, Barbara A. Guthrie (Randy), of Williamsport and Janelle L. Allen (Matt), of Williamsport; her companion of more than 20 years, William Schauer and his children, Andria and Matt Schauer.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s name to her daughter, Barbara Guthrie, 1746 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 to help defray cremation costs.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017

Maurice D. Bieber, Sr.

Maurice D. Bieber, Sr., 88, of Cascade Twp., passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 26, 1929 in Muncy a son of Harry Sr. and Mary Raup Bieber.

Maurice retired from the former Bethleem Steel and was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Army, and was a member of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Emery, William, Walter, Herman, and Harry “Art”, sisters, Dorothy Bitler, Katherine “Kate” Force and Thelma Painter.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years the former Reta G. Chapman; son, Maurice D. (Cathy) Bieber, Jr. of Trout Run; daughters, Norma J. (Craig) Cope of Buffalo WY, Lucy A. Bieber of Eldred Twp., Paula K. Emick of Loyalsock, and Charlene C. (Gregg) Fischer of Montoursville; brother, Howard (Peggy) Bieber of Orangeville; half-brothers, Ronnie and Jimmy Bieber; grandchildren, Danelle Forseth, Nathan Cope, Ryan Emick, Cassandra Bieber, Adan Fischer, Alex Fischer, and great grandchildren, Kendall Forseth, Henry Forseth, Miles Cope, Spencer Cope, Brianna Bieber, Bentley Emick, and Harper Emick.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Marie E. Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions the family suggests contributions be made to the American Red Cross Texas Flood Victims, PO Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037-0839.


Posted: September 18, 2017

Thomas E. Fox

Thomas E. Fox, 66, of Montgomery, a resident at UPMC Susquehanna Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, passed away peacefully holding his Mother’s hand into his Savior’s arms on September 2, 2017.

Thomas was born September 21, 1950, was a 1968 graduate of Montgomery High School where he played basketball, track and football. Tom was a Specialty Kicker, who held the record for a 60 yard field goal to win against South Williamsport. After graduation he attended Williamsport Technical Institute and received his degree in Business Management.

Tom started his career as an Assistant Manager at Howard Johnson’s in Williamsport, relocated to Gettysburg to become the Manager, then Shoney's in Chambersburg and then relocating to Waldorf, Maryland to work for Old Country Buffet. He had dreams of opening his own restaurant until he became ill.

Surviving are his two daughters; Dawn (Allen) Bird of Blue Ridge Summit and Nicole Tacelosky of Chambersburg, his mother, Beverly Fox of Montgomery, siblings, Donald (Debra) of South Williamsport and sister Bonnie (Frank) Ross of New Jersey. Grandchildren; Allan (Jennifer) Bird of Waynesboro, Daniel (Donna) Bird of West Virginia, Codee (Lindsay)Cook of Waynesboro and Jessica Bird of Blue Ridge Summit and Great-Grandchildren; Cooper Cook, Allen, Anthony, Daniel Jr, Mikey, Austin, Chelsea, Alanna, and Athena Bird.

A private memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life was held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church in Muncy by Dr. Charles Teffeteller.

Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to CurePSP, 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 2109, or online at CurePSP.org


Posted: September 18, 2017




John Martin Bonner

John Martin Bonner, 23, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

John was born in Chico, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1994, a son of Martin and Suzanne Neilsen Bonner.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, John was a graduate of South Williamsport High School and was planning to attend Penn College in the spring. John was the assistant manager at Subway in Newberry. He enjoyed working out at the gym and watching football.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, David Robert Bonner; paternal grandparents, John Bonner and Carol Bonner; maternal grandparents, David Neilsen I and Patricia Neilsen; his Godmother and aunt Cristina Bonner; Godfather, Marc Aloisio; cousins, Adison Maggs and Kalindi Maggs. His uncle, David Neilsen II and cousins, David III and Ethan.

The family will receive family and friends at the church from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2007, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with Rev. James Tracy officiating. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made in John's name to MDA, Charcot Marie Tooth Assoc., 2132 S. 12th St., Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103.

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017

Melissa “Rae” Confer

Melissa “Rae” Confer, 74, of Muncy, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 13, 1943 in Davenport, IA, she was a daughter of the late LaVerne W. and Mable M. (Hoeper) Mayers. She married Charles H. “Chuck” Confer on May 27, 1962 at Rock Island, Illinois, and together they celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Rae enjoyed chapter 8 camping, bird watching, baking, sewing, and above all spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Bambi Lynn (Thomas) Bodnar of Muncy; a son, Charles H. “Pete” (Michelle) Confer, II of Flower Mound, TX; four siblings, Pamela K. (Charles) Merriman, James M. (Jean) Ryan, LaVerne W. Mayers, Jr., and Robert Mayers all of Davenport, IA; and four grandchildren, Melissa McKee, Gregory McKee, Shaun Confer, and John Confer.

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

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


Posted: September 18, 2017

Michael Patrick "Pat" Ahearn

Michael Patrick "Pat" Ahearn, 60, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence. Born In Coudersport, Potter Co., PA on January 12, 1957, he was the son of the late Michel L. Ahearn and Mary E. (Chalmers) Houtz. He and his wife, the former Cindy L. Blackwell, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2017.

Pat was a 1975 graduate of Montgomery High School. He was employed by Wire Rope Works, Inc. at Williamsport in the mechanical maintenance department. He had previously been employed at the Lewisburg Lanes.

He was of the Episcopalian faith. Pat was a former member of Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251 at Montgomery. He was an avid bowler at the Lewisburg Lanes and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Pat especially enjoyed his annual week long fishing trips to Canada with his father and spending time with his best friend, Nick Rhe and his cat, Max-A-Million.

In addition to his wife, Pat is survived by five children, Jeremy Ahern of Orangeville, PA; Daniel A. Blackwell of Clark Mills, NY; Dale A. Blackwell of Montoursville, PA; Stephanie M. Crossley of Berwick, PA; Samantha L. Crossley of Berwick, PA; five siblings, Dennis A. Sweely of Baltimore, MD; Laurence "Larry" Andrews of Milton, PA; Laurel R. Boynton of Lake Ariel, PA; Lynn R. Westfall of Milton, PA; June R. Schuessler of Sparta, MI and one grandson whom they raised, Cody R. Crossley of Montoursville, PA. Pat is also survived by nine additional grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Kenneth E. "Red" Houtz.

A celebration of Pat's life will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy, PA with Chaplain David K. Fishel officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send a e-condolence.


Posted: September 18, 2017




Viola Mary Thomke

Viola Mary Thomke departed from this world and entered the Heavenly Kingdom on Tuesday, September 12, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, at Manor Care South, Williamsport.

Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Cebolla, New Mexico, she was the eldest daughter of the late Pauline D. and Otila S. (Garcia) Alire.

Vi attended a one room schoolhouse in Cebolla, then later graduated in 1951, from Tierra Amarilla High School, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. She attended the Regina School of Nursing, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated with her degree in Nursing in 1954. While in Albuquerque, she met the love of her life, Bill, at a BINGO game on the Sandia Air Force Base. They married in 1954 and began their life together in Williamsport soon after.

Vi worked at both Divine Providence Hospital and Williamsport Hospital, as well as in private practice for various doctors in the Williamsport area, spanning a career of 48 years.

Vi also had a love of sewing for her family and others, and crafts of all kinds which are treasured by those who received them.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bill, in 2015. Vi is survived by her children, Fred (Adria), of California, Tony, of Williamsport, Kateri Cohick (Gordy), of Linden, Lili, of Jersey Shore, Bill (Jeanne), of Arizona, John, of Arizona, Charlie, of Arizona and a daughter of the heart, Joanne Thomke Rapp, of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a brother, Gaspar, of New Mexico, Precilla Totin (Mike), of Williamsport, and Marie Alire, of New Mexico; Sisters-in-law, Jean Good, Gloria Thomke, Nancy (Tom) Gotshall, Connie Thomke and innumerable nieces, nephews, God-children and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her eldest brother, Willie Alire; and a sister-in-law, Mary Alire.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St, on Monday, September 18. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am, at St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport.

Interment for Vi and Bill together, will be held in the Spring of 2018, in New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations be made to your local Alzheimer’s Association or to the Activities Department, Manor Care South, Williamsport.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 15, 2017

Shirley A. Reeder

Shirley A. Reeder, 89, of Montoursville, passed away into the Lord’s waiting arms at last on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center where she resided for the past four years. Following her declining health for many years, she was anxiously looking forward to joining her husband Bud, daughter, Janis, and grandson Chris.

Born August 2, 1928, in White Pine, she was a daughter of the late Clifford S. and Ida E. (Hughes) Bonnell.

Shirley married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Harry P. “Bud” Reeder in 1946 after he returned from the war. They had many happy times together over 52 years of marriage until his passing on March 6, 1999. Cherished in her memory were the family get together’s with Bud’s family. Shirley and Bud spent many winters in Florida with her sister Ann and husband Elwood Morean enjoying the good life, however, the most precious times were spent with their grandchildren, whether at their house, camping trips, or fishing trips it was all fun times.

Shirley was a well sought after seamstress in the garment industry and worked for Sylvania, Mina’s Bridal and Prom Shop, and later sold Avon. She was known for making beautiful quilts and her homemade coconut cream pies. Shirley was a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She loved the Lord and held many positions at church, where everyone was like family to her.

Her most creative and prized talent was her gift of oil painting. She painted on canvas, mirrors, antique jugs and other antiques, circular saws, to cross cuts. She also held painting classes in her garage.

Shirley is survived by a daughter, Gloria J. Ferguson (George), of Hughesville, a grandson Eric P. Boyles (Jen), two granddaughters, Traci L. Helmrich (Bob) and Kathi J. Hunter, six great-grandchildren, Marissa and Brianna Helmrich, Sherri, Phoenix, and Orion Boyles, and Mandon Watts, a sister, Ann Morean, special sister-in-law, Nancy Reeder, and brother-in-law Ken Reeder (Aldine).

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janis L. Boyles-Foresman, a grandson, Christopher D. Boyles, two brothers, Bruce E. Bonnell and Pat “Clyde” Bonnell, and their wives, and a sister, Dorothy  “Dot” Garman.

A graveside service to honor the life of Shirley will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 18 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, 3332 Lycoming Mall Rd, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, September 17 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to Mill Creek United Methodist Church, 2255 Warrensville Rd. Montoursville, PA 17754.

With deep gratitude the family would like to thank the staff of Valley View Rehab and Nursing Center including Kathy and Byron and many others for the compassion and excellent care given to Shirley.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 15, 2017

Taylor L. Hague

Taylor L. Hague, 25, of Cogan Station, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home.

Born April 26, 1992, in Williamsport, he was a son of Stuart T. and Tina L. (Nichols) Hague, of Cogan Station.

Taylor was a graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Lycoming College. Taylor was formerly employed at Best Buy on the Geek Squad and served as an EMT for Old Lycoming Twp. Firehall.

He was a member of Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church. Taylor enjoyed anything involving technology, tinkering with cars and welding. He was fascinated with all things related to medicine and enjoyed studying astronomy. Taylor’s friends and family referred to him as a "walking Google" and his other nickname, "T-NIGGS."

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Christian M. Hague, of Williamsport; paternal grandparents, William N. and Ruth M. Hague, of Williamsport; an aunt and uncle, Deb A. and Don Hemsley, of Jersey Shore; an uncle and aunt, Jay L. and Vanessa Nichols, of Jersey Shore; three cousins, Dr. Chantell R. McKee, Ashley Nichols-Weber, and Josh Nichols, best-friend; "brother" and second family, Blake Adams; and his family; and his beloved dogs, Boomer and Luca.

Taylor was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack L. and Shirley A. Nichols.

A memorial service to honor the life of Taylor will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church, 2758 Bottle Run Road, Williamsport, with Pastor Lisa Dabney officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of service at Bethel Linden Presbyterian Church.

Burial will be held at a later date in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Taylor’s name to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Make checks payable to Mental Health Association of New York City or MHA-NYC and mail to MHA-NYC 50 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 18, 2017




Lorraine P. Bobb

Lorraine P. Bobb, 86, of Lock Haven, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born January 16, 1931 in Lansdale, she was a daughter of the late Ernest S. and Sarah R. (Zettlemoyer) Kriebel. She married the late Frank W. Bobb, who preceded her in death on September 27, 1976.

Lorraine was a member of Lansdale Sckwenkfelder Church. She loved animals, crocheting, stitching, John Wayne movies, and spending time with family.

She is survived by two daughters, Hope Ann (Chuck) Smith of Lock Haven, and Marie (Joe) Clarke of Montgomeryville; three sons, David (Karen) Bobb of Muncy Valley, Richard (Dorene) Bobb of Hatfield, and William (Brandi) Bobb of Sellersville; a sister, Phyllis (Royden) Kratz of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 15 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

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


Posted: September 15, 2017

Donna Rae Bruno

Donna Rae Bruno, 73, of 1221 Laurel Run Rd., Beech Creek, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Donna was born in Lock Haven on January 28, 1944, the daughter of the late Milton and Madelene Culvey Wagner.

She was a 1961 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School.

On August 30, 2014 at the Salona Lutheran Church she married William C. Bruno, whom survives.

Donna was employed at Woolrich Woolen Mills for 18 years. Following retirement, she worked as a substitute teacher for STEP Head Start.

She was a member of Salona Lutheran Church and the Lock Haven Legion Post 131 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a social member of the Lock Haven VFW and Beech Creek Legion.

Donna loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren whom she adored. She also enjoyed shopping trips.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Gerald (Audrey) Barner, Jr. of Pleasant Gap, Richard (Linda) Barner of Blanchard, Denise (Nelson) Haight of Lock Haven, Randal (Deanna Dole) Barner of Lock Haven and Linette Knecht Clausen of Lock Haven; two sisters, Kay Waltz and June Strouse; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and her dog, Toby.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Salona Lutheran Church, 754 Long Run Road, Mill Hall, Pa 17751 with Rev. Karl Runser officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial will be held at a later date at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salona Lutheran 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: September 15, 2017

Alexander (Alex) Cole Cardennis

Alexander (Alex) Cole Cardennis, 25, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2017. Alex was born on Nov. 19, 1991.

Alex touched the lives of so many people, and deeply loved each person who was a part of his life. Alex was incredibly intelligent, selfless, loving, quick witted and funny. Alex cared more about his family than himself and he showed that when he saved his brother from drowning just a few months ago. He cared so deeply about others that when an apartment building burned down in Watsontown his first instinct was "how can I help?" so he immediately started a collection for those people who lost everything in the fire.

Alex was most content when he was listening to music, camping, fishing, digging in old dumps to find buried treasure and hiking in the woods. When he was little his favorite thing to do was to search for Indian arrowheads and pottery and proudly displayed his collections.

In a final act of love, Alex was able to give the gift of life to others through the Gift of Life Organ Donation program. Alex is survived by, and is the beloved son of Lisa Fox and Nicholas Cardennis, and is the brother of Daniel Cardennis. Alex is also survived by his grandparents, Gary and Marion Mowery, William Cardennis and Donna Jopson.

Services will be held at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday, September 16. The family will be receiving guests from 2-4 p.m. with the memorial services starting at 4 p.m.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Susquehanna UPMC critical care nurses and doctors who lovingly cared for Alex while hospitalized. A special thank you goes out to Brodart’s who lovingly donated funds towards Alex’s funeral expenses.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 15, 2017




Gladys Margarite Adams Peters

Gladys Margarite Adams Peters, 93, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on May 6, 1924 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Elizabeth Miller Adams.

Gladys was a 1942 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

She was married to LeRoy William Peters, Sr. who preceded her in death.
Early in life, Gladys was employed by Piper Aircraft. In 1951, along with her husband they established L.W. Peters Disposal Service.

She was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons: LeRoy William (Ann) Peter, Jr. of Beech Creek, Steven (Letty) Peters of Naperville, Ill., and Ron (Amy) Peters of Lock Haven; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Gene) Eberhart and Maxine (Harv) Thomas; six grandchildren: Eric Peter, Kristy Hendricks, Rebecca Peter, Jennifer Casey, Christopher Peters, and Sara Peters; twelve great grandchildren: Garrett and Lily Hendricks, Liam and Bella Peter, Cannon, Chalmers, Cotton, Clement Peters, Aurelia Sterling, Logan and Mitchell Dobbs, and Kaitlyn Casey; and two special friends, Pat Snyder and Tonya Orwick.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Sophie; two sisters, Dorothy Lucas and Katherine Heverly and a daughter-in-law, Yvonne Peters.

A funeral service for Gladys will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12 Noon at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 1175 W. Fourth St., Lock Haven with Rev. Patty Dodds officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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

Memorial contributions in Gladys’ name may be made to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ through the funeral home.

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

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


Posted: September 13, 2017

Robert A. Hadesty

Robert A. Hadesty, 90, of Mill Hall passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Susque-View Home and Rehabilitation Center, Lock Haven.

Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Helen and Arthur Hadesty.

He graduated from Tamaqua High School and then served in the United States Army during WWII.

He moved to Lancaster in 1954 where he worked for the Permutit Company for 34 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a loving husband and father. His greatest passion next to his family was making homemade wine. To those he shared it with, he was the master winemaker.

Surviving is his wife, Alice Hadesty of Mill Hall, Pa; two daughters: Donna, married to Mr. Les Foltz of Lititz and Nancy, married to Mr. Terry Sheetz of Mill Hall; a son, Mark, married to Pamela Moore Hadesty of Florida; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Jean Kemery of Medina, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister Lois Shopple of Tamaqua.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.


Posted: September 13, 2017

Leon S. Eyer

Leon S. Eyer, 93, of Nittany Valley Dr., Howard passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2017 at Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home.

Born on May 4, 1924 in Flemington, he was the son of the late Scott and Ruth Eyer.

Leon served in the United States Army during WWII.

On November 9, 1946, he married the love of his life, Betty E. Eyer, who preceded him in death on October 13, 2016.

In his early years, he was employed by Dye Works and then helped run the Castanea Fire Company Social Hall. Later, along with his wife, he purchased the Nittany Inn which they ran for 23 years until his retirement in 1987.

Leon was a member of the Elks, Moose, and Castanea Fire Company.

He was an avid coin collector.

Surviving is his son, Calvin E. “Butch” (Bonnie) Eyer of Howard; two grandsons: Brayn (De) Eyer and Todd (Rose) Eyer; and eight grandchildren: Andrew, Kayla, Billy, Lilyan, Autumn, Delaney, Brianna, and Carson.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Clyde, Jim, Earl, and Bill and three sisters: Betty, Jane, and Darrel June.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 P.M. until the time of the service.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

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


Posted: September 13, 2017




Gertrude E. Heller

Gertrude E. Heller, 103, formerly of Farragut, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Felton, PA. She was born August 25, 1914 in Farragut, a daughter of Abraham and Lavina Hall Pittinger.

Gertrude worked at the Montoursville Middle School, and was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Raymond R., brother, Thomas, sisters, Isabell Rathmell, Faye Beck and Geraldine Loudenslager.

She is survived by her sons, Ray (Barb) of Muncy, and Max (Joanne) of Indiana, PA; daughters, Arlene I. (Donald) Miller of Felton, and Doris (Earl) Hawkes of Wrightsville; brothers, Harley (Carol) Pittinger and Abe Pittinger, both of Muncy; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Donald E. Yorks officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: September 13, 2017

Charlotte T. "Honey" Person

Charlotte T. "Honey" Person, 98, of 139 Lincoln Avenue, Williamsport, died on September 12, 2017, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.

Honey was born on April 18, 1919, in Williamsport, daughter of the late John J. and Estelle (Carson) Tepel. On February 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to John E. "Jack" Person, Jr. of Williamsport, who survives.

She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1936, and following graduation, attended Dickinson Seminary. Honey was later trained as a medical technician and worked in Harrisburg for a short time. She returned to Williamsport and after her marriage became a homemaker and mother.

Honey was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where she served on the altar guild and with the United Methodist Women. She was very active in the community and served on many boards and civic organizations including The Williamsport Hospital Foundation, The Williamsport Home, the YWCA, Junior League (President), Woman's Club (member), and Cub Scout Den Mother.

Honey loved life and lived it to its fullest. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a devoted follower of the activities of each of her eleven grandchildren and seldom missed a sporting or other event.

In addition to her husband, Honey is survived by sons John E. Person, III; Michael R. (Julie) Person; and Thomas T. (Marsha) Person; daughter- in-law Sandra H. Person all of Williamsport; eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David B. Person in 1995; two sisters, Anna Belle (J. Weir) Smith and Elizabeth T. (Robert) Chrisman; and a brother, Chauncy L. Tepel.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, at 12 o'clock noon, at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be immediately prior to the service beginning at 10:30 am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charlotte T. Person may be made to: Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation Attn: the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Knight-Confer Funeral Home. www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 13, 2017

Lucille Romano

Lucille Romano, 70, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 14, 1946 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Kenneth A. and Genevieve R. (Baggot) Fitzsimmons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Carl R. Romano, Jr. on June 7, 1998, four siblings Shirley Miller, Rose Marie Roupp, and Robert and John Fitsimmons.

Lucille enjoyed shopping and loved being with her family, that include five children Carl R. Romano, III (Kelly), Brenda Kurtz, Denise Pletz-Romano (Dave), Michael Romano (Bonnie), and Joseph Romano (Jenn), daughter-in-law Jen Matty, nine grandchildren Tara (Matt), Brandy (Ross), McKenzie, Jenna, Zane, Shawna, Madison, Brandy, and Alawna, seven great grandchildren Gianna, Roman, Sincere, Zaidyn, Donovan, Amelia, and Cayson, three siblings Elouise Snauffer (Tom), Jerome “Jerry” Fitzsimmons, and Theresa Lukens.

In keeping with the families wishes services will be private.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 13, 2017




Sandra M. Harris

Sandra M. Harris, 70, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was born February 25, 1947 in Williamsport a daughter of Harry, Jr. and Margaret Engle Graff.

Sandy was a graduate of Williamsport High school. She retired from Brodart, and as a child attended St. Boniface Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, and most of all her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her kindness and her giving nature.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother, Joseph and sister Katherine Erb.

She is survived by her daughters, Robin L. (Sean) Splain of Williamsport, Dawn H. (Edward) Fischer of Seattle WA, and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville. Following the service a luncheon and a time for visitation will be held in the church social hall. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 12, 2017

Helen Bruder Rhoads

Helen Bruder Rhoads, 94, of Montoursville, died September 12, 2017 at AristaCare. She was born March 25, 1923 in Auburn, NY, a daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Piziki) Tezyk.

She had worked for the Social Security Administration, was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and enjoyed golfing and playing bridge.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were her first husband, Donald J. Bruder; second husband, Philip A. Rhoads; a grandson, Joshua Bruder, and she was the last of nine siblings.

Surviving are three sons, Donald A. (Ceal) Bruder of Montoursville, David G. (Mary) Bruder of Romulus, NY, and Thomas E. (Donna) Bruder of Cogan Station; two daughters, Donna M. (Samuel) Smith of Punxsutawney and Kathryn M. (Bruce) Thompson of Trout Run; three stepsons, Michael A. (Susan) Rhoads, David P. (Candy) Rhoads, and Stephen R. (Marjorie) Rhoads; a stepdaughter, Nancy L. (Ronald) Whipple, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Family and friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted: September 12, 2017

Margaret R. Knepley

Margaret R. Knepley, of Williamsport, died Saturday, September 9 at UPMC Williamsport Hospital.

Born in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Dale and Viola (Housman) Ranck., and raised by her step-mother Victoria. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce Knepley on February 24, 1989.

Peg was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School and worked many years as a teller at Northern Central Bank.  She was a member of the former Newberry United Methodist Church and a current member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. Peg enjoyed volunteering at church, Rose View Center, and the food bank. She loved watching the NY Mets.

Surviving a brother-in-law Thomas Knepley of Williamsport, and two sister-in-laws Anna Knepley and Barbara Paulhamus both of Linden, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor Peg’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Peg’s name may be made to the West End Christian Community Center (WECCC) 901 Diamond St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 12, 2017




Anne Mary (Gulaloff) Copley

Anne Mary (Gulaloff) Copley, 100, of Williamsport, formerly of New York, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Anne was born in New York, NY, on December 31, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Dimetri and Mary (Carroll) Gulaloff. She was married to the late Michael J. Copley who had passed away in 1974. Anne had worked at the Carey High School in Long Island for 20 years as a cook. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Christian Mothers Bowling League; all of Long Island.

Anne is survived by one son; James Copley (Pat) of Hamden, CT, three daughters; Cathy Petersen (William) of Ponce Inlet, FL, Anne Burski (Michael) of Chevy Chase, MD and Jane Copley of Franklin Square, NY and three grandchildren; Matthew C. Petersen, Susan Petersen Roberts (Jonathan) and Irene C. Burski.

The graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, NY.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: September 12, 2017

Jeffrey Alan Spooner

We mourn the departure of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, family, and friend. It is with our deepest sorrow that we are sharing the news about the passing of Jeffrey Alan Spooner. As he would have wanted, he passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, September 10 in the presence of his wife and children.

Jeff was born May 18, 1955 in Williamsport, the son of the late Millard A. Spooner and Nancy L. (Ardell) Spooner.

Jeff, Spoons, Gonzo, Poppy – was a member of the Loyalsock Township class of 1973, a proud Lancer football and basketball player who loved to reminisce about the many good times he shared with family and friends about the good ole days. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force for six years, adding to more of the good times he liked to share with his family. Through his children’s sports careers, Jeff developed many dear friendships which he cherished. He was a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia, where he was aptly referred to as “mayor” by his friends and fellow Harmonians. He was also a member of the Young Men’s Republican Club. Jeff was a proud grandfather who loved nothing more than spending time with his “Beaner” and “Porkboy”. He loved to golf, despite the fact that he would tell you his golf game was “sub-par”. At weddings, he was no stranger to the dance floor and loved to rock out to music at almost any opportunity. Jeff loved to have a good time and was known for a good laugh.

He was predeceased by his parents, Millard A. Spooner and Nancy L. (Ardell) Spooner, as well as his sister Deborah R. (Spooner) Molino.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years and partner in crime for 38 years, Luanne (Glunk) Spooner; daughter Shannon (Mike) Frederick; son Tyler Spooner; granddaughter Lena Frederick; grandson Parker Frederick; “Little Brother” Doug (Teri) Spooner; and several beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Jeff will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 15 at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Rd., Williamsport. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Crouse’s Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St., Williamsport.

Burial will be a the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Jeff’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation: c/o UPMC Cancer Center, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 12, 2017

Warren W. Clark Sr.

Warren W. Clark Sr., 76, of 39 Gail Lane, Hughesville, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Darway Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Forksville.

Born June 17, 1941 in Limestone Twp., Lycoming County, he was a son of the late Harry and Cleda (Confer) Clark. On July 2, 2011 he married the former Christine Yoh, who survives. Together they celebrated 6 years of marriage.

Early in life, he owned and operated a grocery store in Raystown.

Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five sons and four daughters-in-law, Mark and Crystal Clark, of Watsontown, James and Annette Clark, of South Williamsport, David Clark, of Akron, OH, Daniel and Jeanne Clark, of Williamsport, and Warren Jr. and Gayle Clark, of Hughesville; three brothers, Harry and Harold Clark, both of Collomsville, and Ronald Clark, of Montoursville; one sister, Virginia Flora, of Washingtonville; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Donald Clark; two sisters, Florence and June Clark; and his second wife, Barbara Clark.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to Noon Friday, at Church of God, 7008 Hwy. 405, Montgomery, where the funeral will be held at Noon with his pastor, Isaac Wilson, officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either Church of God, Hwy. 405, Montgomery, PA 17752 or the Alzheimer’s Assocication, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011 (online at www.alz.org).

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

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


Posted: September 12, 2017




Pamela J. Blair

Pamela J. Blair, 61, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017. Surviving is her husband of 22 years, Edward Blair.

Born January 1, 1956 in Lock Haven, Pam was a daughter of the late Walter “Pud” and Dorothy “Dottie” (Mincer) Walker.

Pam enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles, collecting china, angels and teddy bears, and setting up her Christmas Village during the holidays. She enjoyed working as a photo tech at the Driver’s License center and being involved with the Blind Center. She had a passion for animals, but more importantly loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters; Miranda (Chad) McGregor of Accomac, VA, Gina (Christopher) Matrey of Williamsport and Kristin Blair of Cogan Station; 13 grandchildren; and a sister Karen Adams.

Pam was preceded in death by a son Michael Bauman and two infant twin brothers.

A funeral service to honor the life of Pam will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at Sanders. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pam’s name in memory of her son’s battle with Colon Cancer to Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1066, Washington, DC 20005.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Frank J. Carnevale

Frank J. Carnevale, 95, of Montoursville and formerly of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Born May 7, 1922 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Dominic and Lucy (Mercante) Carnevale.

Frank served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He worked his entire life as a barber and as a repairman for Williamsport Barber and Beauty Supply. He also was co-owner of Powy’s Park for many years. He was a member of the former Ascension Catholic Church, and currently a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Frank was a member of the Republican League, the former Antlers Club, Democratic Club, and was part owner of Slacks Run Hunting Club. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and furniture making.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years Josephine (Cellini) Carnevale whom he married September 25, 1999, two sons Scott Mundrick, of Canadaqua, NY, and Kevin Carnevale, of Williamsport; step children, Greg Bordinger (Cathy) of Elmira, NY, Christopher Bordinger of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Scott Bordinger (Kimberly) of Port St. Lucy, FL and Kimberly Cooley (Ted) of Williamsport; five grandchildren, six step grandchildren, four great grandchildren; a brother Jerry Carnevale of Williamsport; two sisters, Helen Allgaier of Annapolis, MD, and Virginia Marchese, of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, L. Blanche Hufford Carnevale in 1995, two daughters Sherry Perry and Kathy Gottschall, and three brothers Joseph, Peter, and John Carnevale.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Frank will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday September 12 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A viewing will be held from 10-10:45am Tuesday in the portico at St. Joseph the Worker.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Raymond L. Fry'

Raymond L. Fry, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born October 3, 1931 in Fairfield Twp., a son of Clarence J. and Miriam Swank Fry.

Ray retired from Textron and had also farmed in Upper Fairfield Twp. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville, and was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army, and after in the Army National Guard. He was a member, and past commander of the Eugene Grafius American Legion Post 104 in Montoursville, was a member and past Chef De Gar of the 40 ET 8 in Williamsport, and a member of the Duboistown V.F.W. Post 7863. He was a member of the Highland Lake Association, Eagles # 97, the Young Men’s Republican Club and the National HoBo Clown Club.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Anna M. Derr, brother, James and sister, Eleanor Parke.

He is survived by his son, Aaron L. Fry of Williamsport; daughters, Joan H. Creasey of Montoursville, Janine E. (Marshall) Maines of Morrisdale, PA and Jemai A. (Patrick) Andy of Jersey Shore; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. The family will received friends Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


Posted: September 11, 2017




Christine J. “Chrissy” (Fink) Hauke

Christine J. “Chrissy” (Fink) Hauke, 69, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born December 29, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Lois and Harold Boring and John and Elsie Fink.

Chrissy retired from Frito-Lay after 35 years of service. She was a member of the VFW Duboistown, long-time member of the Williamsport Moose Lodge 145 and a founding member of the Nisbet Country Club. She enjoyed spending time along the river with her family and friends where she could always be found with a smile and hug for everyone. Chrissy was a very giving and caring person. She lived her life willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need and enjoyed doing it.

Chrissy is survived by her greatest joys; her husband of 38 years, George Michael “Mike” Hauke, three sons; Ronald J. Jean, Jr. of Trout Run, Kevin A. Jean (Tammy) of Cogan Station and Bryan C. Jean (Shelly) of Cogan Station, one step son; Sean Hauke (Heidi) of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren; Kristi Ann, Cody, Cayleigh, Brandy, Allen, Larissia, Christopher, Jensen Rae, Tiffany, Kylie and Lindsey, two step granddaughters; Amanda and Jessica, five great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, one brother; Ed Fink (Shirley) of Cogan Station, two sisters; Patty Beaver of Williamsport, Peggy Livermore of Cogan Station, father-in-law; George Hauke of Williamsport, mother-in-law; Pat Hauke of Arizona, two brothers-in-law; Patrick and John Hauke, several nieces, nephews and dear friends.

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Chrissy’s life 3-5 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Moose, 1219 Southern Ave., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: September 11, 2017

Arthur Bamonte

Arthur Bamonte, 98, of Loyalsock Twp., died September 6, 2017 at The Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born March 29, 1919, in Jersey Shore, the son of Antonio and Anna Bamonte.

Arthur retired from the former Avco, was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, and was a U.S. Navy veteran during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, the former Elsie V. Bartholomew, and was the last of 12 siblings.

Surviving are a son, Arthur Ronald (Shelley) Bamonte of Peach Tree City, GA and a daughter, Dianna J. Bamonte of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

A graveside service will held 1 p.m., Monday, September 11in Resurrection Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 11, 2017

Marlene F. Hottenstein

Marlene F. Hottenstein, 90, of New Albany, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital.

Born September 30, 1926 in Forksville, she was a daughter of the late Donald G. and Valma P. (Fetherbay) Shaffer. Her husband of 56 years, William V. Hottenstein, preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

Marlene attended one-room school houses in Forksville and Estella, graduating in 1943. After graduating she worked summers at the Sweet Shop in Eagles Mere and later at GTE Sylvania in Towanda. Following her marriage to Bill, she then focused on raising her family and operating the Hottenstein General Store for many years.

Marlene was a member of St. Paul’s Church of Overton, where she was active in the consistory, Lady’s Guild and Choir. She loved gardening, tending to her plants and knitting. Marlene also enjoyed camping and going to Florida during the winter months with her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Fay M. (Darwin) Crofut of Shunk, and Dawn R. Kilgus of Dushore; three sons, Dennis W. (Marie) Hottenstein of New Albany, David E. (June) Hottenstein of New Albany, and Donald L. (Betty) Hottenstein of Mildred; three sisters, Joyce McCarty of Forksville, Connie Smith of New Albany, and Gail Henneman of Terri Houte, IN; 14 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marlene was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Shaffer.

Funeral services were held privately on Thursday, September 7, at St. Paul's Church of Overton, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery, Forksville.

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

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

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


Posted: September 11, 2017




Mildred I. Thompson

Mildred I. Thompson, 89 of Williamsport, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 22, 1928 in Williamsport a daughter of Torrence and Daisy Robinson Schmohl.

Mildred enjoyed baby sitting and was a home body.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband of 61 years, Newell I. Thompson, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Newell I. Thompson III of Williamsport and her daughter, Cathy T. (Steven) Rush of Montoursville.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to UPMC Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: September 8, 2017

Joyce Lynne Myers

Joyce Lynne Myers, 81, of Swissdale passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 peacefully at home with her loving husband of 63 years by her side. She had been in failing health.

She was born to Robert Hetrick and Beulah Johnson Hetrick Kunes.

Joyce graduated from Lock Haven High School.

Later in life, she worked in the cafeteria and custodial services at Keystone Central School District.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven.

Joyce enjoyed friends, family, and spending time in Pine Creek. When at home, she liked spending time cooking, baking, and tending to her flower garden.

In addition to her husband, William G. Myers, who survives at home, she is survived by two sons, Scot Myers of Lock Haven and William “Curt” C. (Kathy) Myers of Altoona; a brother, Robert (Marlene) Hetrick of Arizona; a sister, Carol Coles of Arizona; two grandchildren, Benjamin Myers and Erica (Lucas) Fanning, both of Lock Haven; and two great grandchildren, Holden and Olivia Fanning, also of Lock Haven.

Joyce will be remembered fondly by friends, and especially family, for great conversations and laughs over a good cup of coffee.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Steve Salmon officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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


Posted: September 8, 2017

Ronald “Ron” Dauberman

Ronald “Ron” Dauberman, 72, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born on February 4, 1945 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Donald and Shirley Aurand Dauberman.

Ron was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School.

He bravely served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
On August 19, 1967, he married the former Jeanne Carr with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Ron was employed at Hammermill Paper Co. for 25 years, Woolrich Water Co. for many years, and finally at Williamsport Steel Container until his retirement.

He attended the Avis United Methodist Church.

In his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Ron loved to read and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Jeanne Dauberman of Lock Haven, he is survived by his mother, Shirley Dauberman of Avis; a son, Mark Dauberman of Jersey Shore; two daughters, Amy Dauberman (Tommy Bowling) of Kentucky and Suzie Dauberman of Lock Haven; a brother, Bill (Susan) Dauberman of Avis; two sisters, Lynn (Zip) Wheeler of Jersey Shore and Dawn (Dale) Fryer of Avis; and four grandchildren: Courtney Dauberman, Tyler Dauberman, Destiny Karichner, and Toby Dauberman.

Along with his father, Donald Dauberman, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Keen.

Per his wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial contributions in Ron’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: September 11, 2017




Nancy Smith Van Voast

Nancy Smith Van Voast, 77, of 330 Lyons Barr Rd., Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Gate House in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born September 3, 1940 in Williamsport a daughter of William L. and Hazel Grove Smith.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 50 years Joe Van Voast; 30 plus nieces, nephews, cousins and uncountable friends.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held under a tent Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the residence.

No flowers, but please consider memorial contributions to the Gatehouse, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Roy D. Bennett

Roy D. Bennett, 56, of Forksville, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Born March 22, 1961 in Troy, he was a son of Sandra L. (Higley) McCarty and the late Dale C. Bennett.

Roy loved farming and dedicated his life to taking care of the family farm. He enjoyed making maple syrup and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a son, Matthew D. Bennett of Forksville; two brothers, Terry L. (Julie) Bennett of Montoursville, and Greg R. (Allyson) Bennett of Carlisle; a step-father, Ronald H. McCarty Sr.; and his good friend, J. Douglas Bomberger of Watsontown.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pat McCarty Memorial Benefit in memory of Roy.

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: September 8, 2017

Alice Swartz Ludwick

Alice Swartz Ludwick, age 82, passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 28, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona.

Alice was born in Muncy, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1934. She graduated from Muncy High School in 1952, and from Bloomsburg University in 1956 with a degree in Education. After teaching one year in Penn’s Creek, Pennsylvania, Alice spent two years teaching in Germany and one year teaching in Japan. While in Sasebo, Japan, she met and married fellow teacher John “Jack” Ludwick. They returned to the States and settled in Tucson, Arizona where they built their life together and raised their three children. Alice also taught preschool for 25 years at the Fountain of Life Lutheran Church in Tucson until her retirement in 1997. In 2011, she moved to Peoria, Arizona to be near family.

She will be always remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and will be will deeply missed by her children Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax (Michael), Rebecca Keefe (Tom), John Ludwick (Elizabeth), her grandchildren, Zachary, Sydney, Danielle, Jack, Luke, her brother Kay (Carolyn) Swartz, and her nephew Michael Swartz. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, John Ludwick Jr. (2000), her parents Luray and Merle Swartz, and her brother Paul Swartz.

A private memorial service will be held. Alice’s love for family, the ocean, and life will live on though her children and grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to American Heart Association, or American Kidney Fund, Mental Health Association, or the Muncy Historical Society.

Condolences can be sent online to www.heritagefuneralchapels.com/obituaries


Posted: September 8, 2017




Carl F. Lutz

Carl F. Lutz, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Muncy Valley Hospital. He was born June 20, 1929 in Williamsport a son of Carl and Margaret Myers Lutz.

Carl retired from the former Bethleem Steel and the former Ragnars, and had worked at Penn College. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and watching his children and grandchildren in their sports.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Robert.

Carl is survived by his wife of 66 years the former Mary Alice Scaife; their children, Pam L. Lutz of Meadville, PA, Carl F. Jr. (Kristi) of Montoursville, Rex W. Sr. (JoAnn), of Easton, PA and Pat J. Sr. (Pam) of Nazareth, PA; sister, Ann (Jim) Mann of Montoursville; 14 Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Jacob A. Waybright officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Lutz family would like to thank the staff at Valley View Nursing Home for their care of Carl.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Betty White Zay

With heavy hearts, we mourn the peaceful passing of Betty White Zay, on September 5th to be with the Lord. Through tears we celebrate the life of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Betty was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1924 to the late Mary and Leon Bialek (White). Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John H. Zay; brothers- James, Carl, Vincent, and Thomas White, sister-Dorothy (White) Shipe, and her parents. She is survived by her son, John K. (& Kathy) Zay and daughter, Nancy Zay; grandchildren, John P. (& Stevie) Zay, Amy (& Josh) Bower, and Jeffrey (& Kirstianna Hartzell) Zay. There are six great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Leigha, Elsie, Ryan and Carter Zay; Allie Bower; and Dexter & Cooper Zay. She is survived by two sisters--Teresa Herendeen, Williamsport, and Helen Yasenchak, Jacksonville, FL; one brother—Paul (& Lois) White, Endicott, NY and two sister-in-laws Margaret (James) White and Mary (Thomas) White both of Williamsport She was a life-long resident of Williamsport graduating from Williamsport Area High School in 1942. During World War II, Betty worked as a lathe operator at Avco until the troops returned home. She and her husband John, married on June 7, 1947, worked closely together at the Herr’s Dairy Store in Montoursville for several years before opening their own grocery store in Newberry called Johnny’s Market. She later worked at the Court House until she became a full-time home-maker. Betty made many friends in her life-time and found her greatest joy in spending time with her family. She was a life-long parishioner at Holy Rosary Church (now St. Joseph the Worker Parish) and was the First Holy Communion Class Teacher for 30 years. She took great pride in making pierogies and potato pancakes at the Annual Polish Festival. She enjoyed bowling, golf and doing the polka with her husband. Even in her later years, Betty always had a fun and joyful spirit—her quick wit often surprised many as she loved to make others laugh. She will be missed by everyone she touched in her lifetime. Funeral will be held Saturday, September 9th at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Friends and family may call at the church portico for visitation between 9:15 and 10:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in the church with Rev. Michael McCormick Officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.There will be a luncheon in the parish hall immediately following the burial. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 711 Edwin Street Williamsport,Pa. 17701 www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Malvin H. Shultz, Sr.

Malvin H. Shultz, Sr., of Northumberland, passed away on September 3, 2017 at the age of 87.

He was born on December 8, 1929 in Danville and was the son of the late Melvin C. and Margaret E (Bower) Shultz.

On November 13, 1952 he married Kathryn M. Scott, who survives.

Upon graduation from high school in 1948, he joined the Air Force. Malvin entered the Air Force with the goal of becoming a pilot, but due to the Air Force height restriction his goal was not achieved. The Air Force requested his attendance in the Training Command, but instead, he chose Aircraft School at the Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Upon graduation, he was based in Germany where he was assigned to a group responsible for debriefing and/or providing further instruction to fellow pilots. Because of this assignment, he was promoted to Officer status. Malvin’s next assignment would place him in New Rochelle, N.Y., and while there, performed many tasks. One important accomplishment occurred during his time in the Engineering department in the Squadron Hanger where he was given the task of devising a better aircraft maintenance log. Completion of this project was recognized by the Department of Air Force at the Pentagon and Malvin was assigned the task of starting a school to train others on the makeup of the maintenance log. This accomplishment prompted an offer to accept a commission and be the officer in charge of aircraft maintenance. Malvin declined this position and was then deployed overseas where he established a training office for the pilots. At the end of his four years he was offered a class for Officer training but he declined as his wish was to return to Pennsylvania and marry Kathryn.

When he returned to civilian life, he was employed by Cabinet Industries and The Silk Mill in Danville, Miller Furniture Store and Big Boys Auto Parts in Sunbury, and finally Kennedy Van Saun in Danville, retiring in May 1995.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Norry Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting each fall with his sons, with turkey hunting being his favorite.

In addition to his wife, Malvin is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Malvin Jr. and Anita of Watsontown and Michael and Linda of Hughesville, three granddaughters; Erika Shultz of Sunbury, Laura Shappell of Easton, and Amy Boyer and husband Chris of Milton, Delaware, three grandsons, Alec Persun and companion Julie Miller of Montoursville, Andrew Persun and companion Tara Batdorf of Watsontown, and David Mattern of Montoursville, five great grandchildren; Ava Shappell, Oliva Boyer, Kyrie Persun, Oliver Persun, and Ezra Miller and one sister Dawn Day of Lehighton

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 7:00 p.m. with pastor Leslie Halchak officiating. As to Malvin’s request he will be cremated and then burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

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Posted: September 6, 2017




John D. Manley, Sr.

John D. Manley, Sr., 77, of Muncy, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home.

Born January 19, 1940 in Shamokin, he was a son of David H. and Kathryn L. (Bowman) Manley.

John had worked at Hon Industries and also at Benner’s Amusements for 32 years as a ride supervisor. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Williamsport. John enjoyed BINGO at South Williamsport Senior Citizens, tinkering, and enjoyed coaching and watching wrestling. He loved helping others and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife Ann (Miller) Manley with whom he would have celebrated 52 years of marriage with on December 1 , a son Gregg A. Manley (Tonya), four daughters Crystal L. Hyde (Lee) of New Cumberland, Kathy A. Danilowicz of Williamsport, and Amanda and Teresa Manley, two siblings Gerald E. Manley and Mary P. Koons both of Sunbury, nine grandchildren Kristy, David, Johnna, Anthony, Brian, Samantha, Lindsay, Zachary, and Sylas, and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons John D. Manley, II, David J. Manley, and Terry Lee Manley, a daughter Proalla L. Manley, two brothers James R. Manley, and Donald W. Manley, and a sister Kathryn M. Manley.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Muncy. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Pauline M. (Moss) Covert

Pauline M. (Moss) Covert, 83, of Muncy, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born May 24, 1934 in Benton Township, Columbia County, she was a daughter of the late Maynard C. and Retah M. (Brink) Moss. She and her husband, George Covert celebrated 20 years of marriage before his death Jun. 11, 2007.

Pauline was a graduate of Huntington Mills High School. She worked at Schnadig Corporation, Montoursville for 27 years. Following retirement, she and her husband moved to Florida, where she volunteered with Hospice of Hillsborough County for 10 years, moving back to Muncy in 2005.

Pauline was a member of St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery. She volunteered with the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary in the second floor, same day waiting room at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

She enjoyed oil painting, reading, working on puzzles, crafts, collecting angels and playing with her two Yorkies, Precious and Glory.

Surviving are a step daughter, Georgine Miller and her husband, Robert, of Muncy; step son, Joseph Covert and his wife, Doris, of South Hampton, NJ; a brother, Donald M. Moss and his significant other, Jowayne, of Nescopeck; a niece, Retah Zook and her husband, Sam, of Kirkwood; six step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren and two step great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Masteller; a brother, Eliott Moss and a foster brother, Harry Moss.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Fishel, Susquehanna Hospice chaplain, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family welcomes flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Benjamin K. Keller

Ben K. Keller, 88, died at the Williamsport Home Monday, September 4, in the presence of Ruth, his wife of 68 years. Ben was born October 28, 1928, to Anna Keller, in Hometown, PA. He loved to recall that the family barn burned on the night of his birth. Ben grew up in Hometown and Tamaqua, and graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1946. He worked in his family’s coal mine and then at #14 Colliery. From 1952–54 he served in the Army Engineers, and spent time in France. After serving in the Army, he and Ruth moved to Williamsport where he worked for Lowry Electric Company, and then for All-Phase Electric, first as a salesman and then as sales manager. He took great pride in the relationships he cultivated with his customers. Ben, along with his wife Ruth, was an active volunteer all his adult life. He served as a Cub Scout Master, a Sunday School teacher, and a Church Youth Group advisor. He was very active in his church, St. John’s UCC, and then New Covenant UCC. He was especially proud of his service as an Elder at St. Johns. After participating in a work group at Habitat for Humanity’s headquarters in Georgia, Ben was instrumental in establishing the Habitat chapter in Williamsport/Lycoming County. His relationships with families who took possession of Habitat Homes was a great joy to him. He and Ruth also participated in a Habitat project in El Salvador. He also was instrumental in the development of Rider Park, a recreation area now managed by the First Community Foundation. Ben had a great joy for young people. The Keller house was often occupied by his children’s friends, students from Lycoming College and International Students studying in Williamsport. After living many years in town, Ben and Ruth moved to a farm in Cogan Station, which became a social center for the many friendships that were central to Ben’s life. Ben was an avid hunter and fisherman. He took great pride in his hunting and fishing achievements, and always enjoyed serving the trout he had caught to company. This past spring, he enjoyed one final fishing trip with his long-time fishing friend Clare. Those of you who knew Ben will recall his words of encouragement to his children and others. “Do it good, whatever it is.” He was not always in favor, but always supportive of our dreams and endeavors. Ben is survived by his wife Ruth (Keilman) of Williamsport, son David and his wife Lindy of Concord New Hampshire, daughter Deborah and her husband Jack Todd of Tallahassee, Florida, granddaughters Grace Keller and Sarah Axelrad, grandson Caleb Keller and great grandson Logan Keller. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held at New Covenant UCC on Saturday, September 30, at 11:00, followed by a reception in the church Fellowship Hall, during which people will have opportunity to share memories. No flowers, please. Memorial gifts may be directed to New Covenant United Church of Christ or Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: September 6, 2017




Richard D. “Dale” Weaver, Sr.

Richard D. “Dale” Weaver, Sr., 93, formerly of Sugar Valley, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Elizabethtown at the Masonic Villages of PA.

Dale was born in Tylersville on January 4, 1924, the son of the late Roy and Cora (McCaleb) Weaver.

He was a 1942 graduate of Sugar Valley High School.

Dale was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving from 1942 to 1946. Dale enlisted in the Air Corp, with the knowledge, that the Allies did not have adequate fighter escorts for their bombers and suffered great loses on each sortie.

On August 1, 1946, in Bellefonte, Dale married the former Naomi C. Callahan whom preceded him in death December 30, 2014.

He was employed at Piper Aircraft for 33 years until his retirement.
Dale was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Tylersville as well as the Freemasonry Blue Lodge for the vast majority of his life. He also served as Logan Township Supervisor and was awarded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania public service citation in 2005 for his 55 years of loyal service.

In his leisure time, Dale enjoyed camping, traveling to Florida in the winter and exercising at the YMCA – which he stayed faithful to into his 90’s.

He is survived by a daughter, Gloria Sue Deschler of Beaver, Pa; a son, Richard D. (Amanda) Weaver, Jr. of Deltona, FL; two granddaughters, Kathleen Ann (Nick Murry) Deschler of Washington D.C. and Josie Lynn Klinefelter of Tylersville; one grandson, Jonathan Richard Weaver of State College; three great grandsons, Jackson and Oliver Murry of Washington D.C; Lee Penney of Gainesville FL; a brother, Roland Weaver of Mill Hall; and sister, Vivian Poorman of Bellefonte.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Weaver Abner.

A graveside memorial service with Veterans Honors will be held at a later date at Tylersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 3782 Narrows Road, Tylersville, Pa 17747.

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: September 6, 2017

Vernon W. Messner

Vernon W. Messner, 82, of Williamsport, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He and his wife, the former, Barbara A. Shotts celebrated 53 years of marriage together on April 11.

Born in Williamsport on October 19, 1934, he was the son of Charles L. and Wanda H. (Bennett) Messner.

Vernon was a 60 year member of the former Memorial Baptist Church and Sunday school. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1952 and the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1960. Vernon retired from Pullman Power Products, formally M.W. Kellogg Company in 1986 after 25 years of service in various engineering capacities, the last of which was their Sr. Nuclear Codes Engineer.

Vernon was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served two years in the 504th Combat Military Police Battalion during the time of the Korean War. Vernon belonged to Local VFW Post #7863 and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

He played baseball as a pitcher and short stop for the Lincoln Boys League (Newberry) in the first Little League Baseball series in 1947. The series at that time was the National Series which later became the Little League World Series. Newberry lost in the semi-final to Maynard by 2-1 in 10 innings.

Vernon enjoyed fishing and exercise walking. He also was a regular caller on Ken Sawyer’s Talk Show, which he enjoyed immensely and was a member of Williamsport Mayor Steve Cappelli’s Advisory Committee.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Charles W. Messner and Christopher A. Messner with whom he lived; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Vernon was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary A. Compton and Normalee Messner.

A funeral service to honor the life of Vernon will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 8 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport, with his Pastor, the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vernon’s name to the LeRoy O. Buck V.F.W. Post #7863, 150 Shaffer Street Duboistown, PA 17702.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Eugene P. “Gene” Nelson

Eugene P. “Gene” Nelson, 91, of Plunketts Creek Twp., passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born June 18, 1926 in Dillsburg, PA a son of William and Mildred Nelson. Gene was one of five children, his brothers and sister include; Kenneth L., Donald J., Warren L. and Audrey V. Romito.

Gene attended Community Baptist Church, Montoursville. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Europe. He was personally decorated by General Gorge S. Patton with the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with “V” for Valor. He also received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received in France and Germany.

He retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission after completing nearly 41 years of service on January 22, 1988 as Director of Propagation. He was a member of the Eugene Grafius American legion Post 104 in Montoursville; was a member of Eureka Lodge 335 F&A.M., the Wheel Inn and enjoyed hunting, especially duck hunting.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Patsy R. Clark; sons, Steve E. (Christine) Nelson of Montoursville; daughter, Pamela E. Nelson of Hughesville; two grandchildren, April Buck and Sean Smith; six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway with Elder Greg Sanford officiating. A luncheon and a time for visitation will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2000 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: September 6, 2017




Sarah Dorothy (Marley) Gilbody

Sarah Dorothy (Marley) Gilbody, 96 years old, passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, at Arista Care Nursing Home. Born Sept. 20, 1920, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marley and Bernice (Metzger) Marley. Preceding her in death was her husband of 37 years, Donald; a daughter, Susan; a sister, Bernice Marley; and a brother, Francis (Buzz) Marley.

Surviving are her eight children, Martin, Mary Ann (Rob) Ekblom, Margaret (Bob) Johle, Steven (Carol) Gilbody, Joan (Scott) Keeler, Phillip Gilbody, Donald Gilbody, Gerald Gilbody; nine grandchildren, Christopher Ekblom, Nathan (Sarah) Ekblom, James Ekblom, Reid (Amy) Johle, Zachary Johle, Bryce Johle, Ben Keeler, Sam Keeler, Laura Gilbody; and four great-grandchildren, Antonio Johle, Leo Johle, Mia Johle and Iris Johle.

Sarah had a long and wonderful life, at a young age began working at places like the R&G Knitting Mill and Sears Roebuck to earn enough money to go to nursing school. She graduated from the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. After 2 years of training, she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurses Corp, sworn in as a 2nd Lieutenant. During and after WWII was stationed in places like Liverpool England to Glasco Scotland to Paris (Battle of the Bulge) to Verdun to Dachau & Munich German concentration camps. After returning home resumed her career as a nurse in the prenatal area of the Williamsport Hospital, wanting to see new life after experiencing the devastation of the war.

She married Don and raised eight children being a stay at home mom. She resumed her career again being a private duty nurse part time and donating a lot of time with the American Red Cross Blood Mobiles.

She loved music, playing the piano, swimming, biking and playing tennis and especially family get togethers, she will be sadly missed.

The family will receive family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road at 10 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 6, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating. Following mass, burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made in Sarah’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, TOPEKA, KS 66675

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted: September 6, 2017

Betty J. (Baumer) Morgan

Betty J. (Baumer) Morgan, 83, of Milton, died Sunday September 3, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Danville on November 14, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Ira and Mary (Albeck) Baumer.

On October 14, 1952 Betty married the late Robert A. Morgan and they celebrated 49 years of marriage until his death in 2002.

Betty was a graduate of Danville High School Class of 1951 and worked for Chef Boy Ardi and retired after 44 years.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton. Betty was an avid reader and she loved to keep her yard looking nice.

Betty is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Debra A. and Brad Bartlett of Milton and Jodi and David Hendrickson of Danville, Three grandsons, two step grandsons; four great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren and six sisters and four brothers-in-law; Mary Billhime of Milton, Darlis Wintersteen of Danville Helen and Hurley Moll of Danville, Donna and Carl Smith of Danville, Karen and Joseph Zavaglia of Fort River, NJ and Judy and Ed Brill of Middletown.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by one brother; Ira Baumer and one sister; Joanne Randler.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 8, 2017 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning Street, Milton followed by a memorial service at 11:00. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: September 6, 2017

Nola Ilean Elizabeth Morse Schaffner

Nola Ilean Elizabeth Morse Schaffner, 90, of 633 Second Ave., passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 UPMC Williamsport. She was the wife of the late Clayton Morse, 1974 and Harold E. Schaffner, 2007.

She was born on June 6, 1927 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Merrill and Laura Mae Wolf Cassady McGill.

Nola was a 1946 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a member of Oval and White Pine United Methodist Churches. At White Pine she was a member of the Lady’s Aid Society. She retired in 1974 from Litton Industries following 20 years of service.

Nola is survived by two sons, Edisel (Bonnie) Morse of Inverness, FL, Clayton (Evelyn) Morse of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Jodi Lynn (William) Bergquest, Michael (Barbara) Morse, Andrew (Erica) Morse; nine great grandchildren, Lathan Meredith, Jennifer (Justin) Chapman, Carey Morse, Emily Morse, Chase Kershner, Case Morse, Dakota Bergquest, Denver Bergquest, James Bergquest; four great great grandchildren, Ivy Meredith, LeLean Meredith, Phylis Meredith, Oliva Chapman.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Rd., with Pastor Eleanor Siegrist, Central Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m


Posted: September 6, 2017




Gene J. Troutman

Gene J. Troutman, 80, of Cogan Station died Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Gatehouse at Divine
Providence Hospital.

Born August 4, 1937 in Valley View, PA, he was a son of the late Ray and Florence (Herb) Troutman.

Gene was a graduate of Tri Valley High School and Williamsport Technical Institute; and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Gene was a proud retiree of PP&L.

Gene loved his “little piece of heaven” in Cogan Station, where he and his family lived for over 45 years. He especially enjoyed gardening, working in his woodshop, riding his ATV and walking the dog.

He is survived by friends and family who will miss him very much. His wife of 52 years, Beverly L. (Hartman) Troutman, five children, Michelle (Jeffrey) Keyser of Dillsburg, Craig (Nanette) Troutman of South Williamsport, Scott (Carissa) Troutman of Dillsburg, Tanya (Nathan) Shipman of Cogan Station and Jason (Angela) Troutman of Lewisberry, 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; siblings, Helen Rickels, Bill (Ellen) Troutman, Jim (Cathy) Troutman and Glenn (Mary) Troutman.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Ferne Mohar, and his grandson, Andrew Troutman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Gene will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821
Diamond St. with the Rev. David Fishel, officiating. There will be a viewing from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s memory to the Gatehouse C/O The
Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: September 6, 2017

Fred R. Verrico

Fred R. Verrico, 70, of Hughesville, went home to God on Friday, September 1, 2017 at his home.

Born September 18, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he a son of the late Delo and Ida (Rotunto) Verrico. He and his wife, the former Ellie Wagner, celebrated 27 years of marriage on February 24, 2017.

Fred served his country honorably from 1965 to 1967 in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. While serving active duty, Fred became a wounded warrior, losing both of his legs and was awarded the Purple Heart.

After returning to the states, and a lengthy recovery, he was employed with the Federal Government. Following his retirement, he moved to Muncy and followed his passion of buying and selling horses. In 1993 he moved to Montana, returning home to Muncy in 2001.

Fred enjoyed riding horses and four-wheelers, shooting pool, having picnics, and spending time with his family, sharing memories and various other stories. He was a member of several local Legions and VFW Posts, and was instrumental in establishing the Veterans of the Vietnam War Post PA 51, and the veteran’s park on Main Street in Hughesville. Fred will also be remembered as a proud and strong veteran, good husband, and loving father and grandfather.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Tracy (Ronnie) Tubbe of TX, Amy Hubbert and Julie (Willie) Dylina both of Hughesville; four sons, Greg "Beef" (Niena) Verrico of Muncy, Mark Verrico of Montoursville, Nick (Melissa) Verrico, and Levi (Sara) Spring both of Muncy; two sisters, Rina (Tony) Machi and Karen (Tom) Beatty, both of Pittsburgh; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He will be loved and missed by many.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9, at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Moreland Baptist Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. At Fred’s request, casual dress attire is requested and the wearing of suits is discouraged.

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: September 6, 2017

Shirley Anne Doebler

Shirley Anne Doebler, 72, of Montgomery, died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born April 25, 1945 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Kathryn E. (Egli) Schrum. She married Dale E. Doebler on June 7, 1991.

Shirley loved going to sprint car races, bowling, ceramics, and collecting attic dolls. She also taught Sunday school for many years, at the Lairdsville Faith Church

In addition to her husband, Shirley is survived by three daughters, Debra L. (Maurice Sholder, Jr.) Waldman of Linden, Lisa A. (Steve) Flook of Williamsport, and Candace L. Nonemaker of Williamsport; a son, D. Edward (Barbara) Doebler of Linden; a sister, Holly A. (Rick) Mayberry of Southport, NC; a brother, Samuel W. (Cheryl) Schrum of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Jason Strassner, Brooke Waldman, Destiny Doebler, Samantha Flook, Sydney Waldman, Brandon Waldman, and Faith Nonemaker; and her beloved dog, Tucker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Max L. Walters, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice at www.susquehannahealth.org/giving-back/donate or the Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Rt. 118, Lairdsville, PA 17742.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017




Walter L. Prince

Walter L. Prince, 78, of Montgomery, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at AristaCare at Loyalsock, Montoursville.

Born August 1, 1939 in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Trickle) Prince. He and his wife, the former Constance Jane, were married July 16, 1969. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Walter was a graduate of Muncy High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Walter was employed as a woodworker and retired from Anton Waldman Associates. Following retirement, he returned to work in security at ConAgra and most recently was self employed doing income taxes.

Walter was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. He was a volunteer at the Muncy Fire Department.

Walter valued staying up on current events and news, reminiscing about his army days, shopping, and going out for breakfast.

Surviving in addition to his wife area daughter and son-in-law, Holly Prince-Kessler and Doug Kessler, of Montgomery, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Stephanie Prince, of Montgomery; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Arthur and Marsha Prince, of Gulfport, MS and Robert Prince, of Lansdale, PA; and one grandson, Steven Prince II.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Edward Prince and one sister, Claire Walters.

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

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS), 195 Phillips Park Dr., S. Williamsport, PA 17702.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Lester E. “Les” Erdman

Lester E. “Les” Erdman, 96, of Muncy, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 23, 1920 in Upper Mahoning Twp., he was a son of the late William H. and Jenny (Mattern) Erdman. His wife of 67 years, the former Henrietta Smith, preceded him in death on September 20, 2010.

Les enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and raising raspberries.

He is survived by a daughter, Carol (Bob) Esten of Pennsburg; a son, Vern (Elaine) Erdman of Muncy; two sisters, Violet Hoffman and Daisy Drumheller; a brother, Marlin Erdman; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Leah Tice; two brothers, Ernest and Paul Erdman; and five sisters, Margaret Kessler, Ruth Coleman, Arlene Bordner, Gertie Stein, and Dorothy Wolfgang; and a grandson, Tim Wilson

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 8th, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. In addition, a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, at the Salem Church of Rough and Ready, 11 Church Rd., Klingerstown, PA 17941. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service. There will also be a meal provided, following the burial at the church.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017

Domenica “Mae” Sanguedolce

Domenica “Mae” Sanguedolce, 92, of Muncy, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born October 12, 1924 in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Carmelo and Madelena (Torrogrosso) Ristuccia. She and her husband, Sebastian “Ben” Sanguedolce, celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death Jan. 5, 2007.

Mae worked as an executive assistant at Bucilla, Long Island, NY.

She was of Roman Catholic faith and recently attended St. James Episcopal Church, Muncy, with her family.

Mae enjoyed knitting and shopping.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, S. Ben Sanguedolce, of Walkhill, NY and Thomas R. and Patty Sanguedolce, of Muncy; seven grandchildren, Dawn Sanguedolce, Nicholas Zazzi, Anthony Zazzi, Elizabeth Hill, Renee Mcnally, Sebastian Sanguedolce III, and Tanya Rae Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Ava and Jackson.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Thomas Sanguedolce.

A graveside service will be held in Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1 p.m.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 95, Muncy, PA 17756.

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


Posted: September 6, 2017




Donald C. "Ducky" Ellis

Donald C. "Ducky" Ellis, 81, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving is his wife of 7 years, Deborah A. (Bacon) Ellis.

Born May 9, 1936, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Helen (Ellis) Parker.

Ducky served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was currently working at White Deer Run Rehab, Allenwood for more than 20 years as a driver.

He was a member of Diamond Street Christian Church. Ducky enjoyed watching sports, attending church services and Pennsylvania Lottery scratch off tickets. Most of all loved spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his five children, Parris Ellis, Azheem Ellis, Armeen Ellis, Sharif Young and Lisa Pugh; many grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ducky will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, at Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Belton B. Mobley Jr. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Diamond Street Christian Church.

A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s name to Diamond Street Christian Church, 822 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 31, 2017

Terry Lee Bryan

Terry Lee Bryan, 74, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 18, 1942 in Picture Rocks, he was born a son of Paul and Mary (Sypher) Bryan, and was raised by Paul and Bernadine Bryan from age 10.

Terry was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport High School and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He had worked at Darling Valve and Playworld. He attended Christian Church at Cogan Station and enjoyed coffee time at McDonald’s every morning.

Surviving are his wife Patricia E. (Ettwein) Bryan whom he married July 25, 1970, a son Michael V. Bryan of Williamsport, a sister Yvonne Losell of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert L. Smith, Sr.

A graveside service to honor Terry’s life will be held 12 noon Friday, September 8 at Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Terry’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport or Lycoming Animal Protection Society (LAPS) 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 177702.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 31, 2017

Moreen L. Allen Heaton

Moreen L. Allen Heaton, 79, of 1042 Little Sugar Run Road, Beech Creek, Pa passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at home.

Moreen was born in Rockford, Washington on February 22, 1938, the daughter of the late Raymond and Marcella Potter Wolfe and was raised by “Bookie” and Normadine Kulm.

She was a 1956 graduate of Ritzville High School in Washington and was proud to be honored as Homecoming Queen her senior year.

Moreen was married to Harold Jack “Butch” Allen who preceded her in death on June 30, 1967. She then spent 40 years with her companion, Richard Heaton, who preceded her in death on April 21, 2009.

In her early years, she worked at Fairchild Airforce Base in Spokane, WA
Moreen was a member of the Beech Creek Legion Ladies Auxillary.
She loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and adored her cat, Sadie.

Moreen is survived by three sons, Boyd (Dawn) Heaton of Blanchard, Montey (Debbie) Lesser of Beech Creek and Rick Lesser of Beech Creek; her mother figure, Normadine Kulm of Washington; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and father figure, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Gene Wolfe; and a sister, Shirley Wolfe.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Beech Creek American Legion, 58 Wynn Ave., Beech Creek, Pa 16822.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Lung Association.

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:August 31, 2017




Glen E. “Pete” Waltz

Glen E. “Pete” Waltz, 91, of Montoursville, and formerly of Eldred Twp., passed away Monday, August 29. 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. He was born October 1, 1925 in Eldred Twp. a son of Elmer J. and Esther Heim Waltz.

Pete retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and had farmed in Eldred Twp. all his life. He attended Community Baptist Church, was of the V.I.P.’s at Indian Park, Montoursville and was a great tinkerer.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 66 years, the former Joyce I. Plank, son David C. and was the last of ten siblings.

He is survived by his son, Joseph E. (Stephanie) Waltz of Lock Haven; daughter, Barbara D. (John) Leo of Montoursville; granddaughter, Andrea L. Leo and great granddaughter, Katie Joyce Glidewell.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Community Baptist Church, 1953 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville with Elder Harry Boyer officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the V.I.P.’s of Indian Park c/o Leary Platt, 420 Elm St., Montoursville, PA 17754. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 31, 2017

Heather A. Saltsman

Heather A. Saltsman, 47, of Williamsport died Sunday August 27, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Heather was born in Williamsport on March 20, 1970 the daughter of David Oberholizer and Sandra L.Saltsman. She was a 1988 Graduate of Williamsport High School and was a homemaker. Surviving besides her mother and father is her husband Robert W. Herzog and her children Connor and Emily Herzog. A Memorial Service will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church 1730 Four Mile Drive at 6 pm. Thursday . Arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home.


Posted:August 31, 2017

 

Edward Dale Sterner

Edward Dale Sterner, 70, of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1947 in Williamsport the son of the late Edward D. and Sarah B. Reeder Sterner.

Ed served in the United Sates Marine Corp for 11 1/2 years during which he served two tours in Vietnam where he earned two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. After his discharge he worked for 12 years in the fire department at Camp Lejeune, was self-employed in his lawn care business in Swansboro, NC (Better Homes & Gardens), and for the last ten years worked in security at Lowe’s Department Store, Montoursville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood working.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years the former Shirley Ann Thompson; children, Leslie Ann (Paul) Myers of Erie, Todd David (Gabrielle Marie) Sterner of Palmer, Alaska, Lynette Marie (Timothy) Blessie of Eagle River, Alaska, and Cora Ellen House of Abilene, TX; step children, Shawn (renee) Futrell of New Bern, NC and Stephanie (Darran) Vealy of Hubert, NC; sister, Kitty Lou (James) Hofer of Montoursville; grandchildren, Joshua Myers, Samantha, Theresa, Breanne and Katy Sterner, Brittni Jo Blessie, Tyler James Blessie and Colton D. and Cortney House; step grandchildren, Alexandria Futrell, Paul Demarchi, Michael Miller and great granddaughter, Taylor Miller.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd. with Pastor Jack Delaney officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 31, 2017




James R. “Jim” Foster

James R. “Jim” Foster, 54, of Hughesville, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at home. James was the husband of Julia L. (O’Connor) Foster and were married on July 24, 1987.

Born June 27, 1963 in Williamsport, he is the son of Mary E. (William) West, of Montoursville, and the late Jack B. (Linda) Foster, Sr. James attended Loyalsock and Montoursville High Schools and was employed as a quality technician/supervisor at Andritz, Muncy. He loved automobiles and working on them, he enjoyed Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey, Penn State Football, fishing, hunting, especially turkey hunting. He cherished spending time with his family, including his grand-dogs, “Luna” and “Daisy”. Surviving in addition to his wife and mother, is a daughter: Chelsea R. Foster of Hughesville; three sisters, Robin L. Foster of Williamsport, Dolores "Jeanie" J. (James) Lisson of Hillsgrove, Jessica M. (Seth) Neitz of Montoursville; two brothers, Jack B. Foster, Jr. of Hughesville, and Roy A. Foster of Trout Run.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Burial will be Pleasant Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James' name to Mapleton Community Center, C/O Wolfgang Rast, 2270 Pine Tree Road, Hughesville, PA 17737, or to Susquehanna Home Health Hospice, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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


Posted:August 28, 2017

Michael F. “Smitty” Smith

Michael F. “Smitty” Smith, 61, of Williamsport, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Born May 23, 1956 in Williamsport, he was a son of Frank L. and Helen (Prendergast) Smith.

Mike was a 1974 graduate of Williamsport High School and currently was employed by Great Dane as an assembler and team leader. He previously had worked at Grummans for over 20 years. Mike loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the 7 Pines Hunting Club, Cascade. He was a member of the Republican League, enjoyed watching sports especially Penn State , and loved spending time his family and friends.

Surviving are his mother Helen of Williamsport, five children Kristin L. Smith, Nicole M. Smith, Melissa B. Smith, Kayla A. Smith, and Ryan Michael Smith all of Williamsport, two grandchildren Bryce Hedgcock and Ava Stiller, a sister Ann Ferris, a brother Christopher Smith (Ann) both of Williamsport, his former wife and lifelong friend Suzan Filmeck, close friends and “brothers” Larry Helminiak (June) and Bernie Helminiak (Donna) and his cat “Kitty”.

A visitation to honor Michael’s life will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Mike’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society 1948 West Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 28, 2017

Harold Eugene Erb Sr.

Harold Eugene Erb Sr., 77, of 446 Jordan Avenue, Montoursville, entered eternal rest at 6:53 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 in at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport with his loving family by his side.
 
He was born on March 19, 1940 in Buffalo Crossroads, a son of the late Clark and Martha Olive (Walter) Erb. Mr. Erb was married two times.  His first wife, the former Barbara Ann Miller preceded him in death in 1979; and on July 11, 1994, he married the former Lucy Moon of Williamsport.  Together, Lucy and Harold have shared 34 years of memories.
 
Harold was a graduate of Lewisburg High School, class of 1958; and earlier in life attended Buffalo Crossroads.   
 
On June 10, 1958, Harold joined the United Sates Navy in Baltimore Maryland.  In 1963, 1965, 1968  Harold received a certificate for IC Electrician Class “C”, Class “A” IC School, and the Electrical Instrument Repair; in 1970, he graduated second in class with honors as an Interior Communications Electrician First Class; in 1971 Harold completed the course of Training in Maintenance and Operations of Intrusion Alarm Systems; in 1972 he completed the Naval Aviation Maintenance Documentation; and in 1975, Harold received his Home Entertainment Electronics Systems Diploma.  Chief Petty Officer Harold was released from active duty on Jun 20, 1978. During his 20 years of service, Harold received the following decorations; National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Second Good Conduct Award, Third Conduct Award.  While in service, Harold was on many ships, having been to the Mediterranean Sea on the Enterprise; to Russia during the Arab-Israeli War; and passed through the Panama Canal.  On December 1, 1987 Harold retired from the United Sates Navy as a Chief Interior Communications Electrician. 
 
After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Harold worked at ACF Industries in Milton for 25 years as an Electrician, until his retirement on October 1, 2002. 
 
Harold enjoyed drawing, puzzles, painting, sketching, woodworking and tinkering. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.   He was a member of The Retired Enlisted Association, The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, US Fleet Reserve Association, and of the American Legion Post #104, Montoursville.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Lucy, are their children; a daughter, Linda Simcox and her husband Randy of Williamsport; a son, Harold E. “Butch” Erb Jr., and his wife Holly of Montoursville; a daughter, Tracy Erb of Williamsport; a son, Joseph Hartsock and his wife Tracy of Marysville; a son, Jay Hartsock of Williamsport; a daughter, Robin Levoll and her husband Mat of Williamsport; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet Fegley and her husband Adam of Mifflinburg; a sister-in-law, Nancy Crossgrove of Mifflinburg; a sister-in-law, Billie McGrillis and her husband Russell of Baltimore, Md; as well as several nieces, great-nieces and nephews, his dog Pippin and his grand-dog, Diablo.
 
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine L. Burson a son, Blaine R. Erb, and a brother, John L. Erb; and his dog, Bailey.
 
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 11 am to 12 pmon Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Adamo’s, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 12, with the Pastor Butch Woolsey, officiating.
 
Interment with full military honors will be accorded by local area veterans will be in Mazeppa Union Cemetery, Buffalo Township
 
If you wish to make a donation in Harold’s memory, please send it to: The Gatehouse at Divine Providence, 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.
 
To share in Harold’s online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com
 
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.


Posted:August 31, 2017




Joan N. Fetzer

Joan N. Fetzer, 84, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Wool) Fry. Joan was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and was a life-long resident of the Williamsport area until recently, when she and her husband moved to Hatboro, PA to be closer to family. She is survived by her husband, James A. Fetzer, and two children—Candace Jacopetti (Eugene) of Doylestown, PA and Thomas Nicolosi (Lynn) of Doylestown, PA. A brother, Robert Fry (Joanne) resides in South Williamsport, PA. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John T. Nicolosi. Joan loved and cherished her three grandchildren—Marisa Jacopetti Holmes (Keith), Nicolas Jacopetti, and MaKindree Nicolosi, as well as her three great-grandchildren—Matthew, Alexandra and Benjamin Holmes. She worked as an Executive Secretary for most of her career at the former Northern Central and Williamsport National Banks. After her retirement, Joan became a Jury Commissioner for Lycoming County. For many years, she was a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the Republican Women’s Club. She enjoyed her two dogs, long walks, outdoor nature and shopping for others. Family and friends are invited to visitation at Crouse Funeral Home, Williamsport, PA at 10:30AM on Monday, August 28, 2017, followed by a memorial service at 11:30AM. Internment at Wildwood Cemetery will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted:August 28, 2017

Karon Rae Gerace

Karon Rae Gerace, 64, of Williamsport, died peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, August 25, 2017, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 23, 1953, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of McClellan R. and Esther V. Loudenslager Denius.

She was a 1971 graduate of South Williamsport High School. Karon had worked for Hope Enterprises and also for AML Corporation. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and was an avid sports enthusiast, cheering for Penn State football, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Yankees.

Surviving are her husband, Craig A. Gerace whom she married May 19, 1984; three children, Julia Anna Willits (Jed), of Spring, Texas, Brett Michael Gerace (Nichole), of Hollidaysburg and Shane Anthony Gerace, of Altoona; a granddaughter, Eviana Daye Willits; five sisters, Shirley Fullmer (Donald) and Sharon Rupert (Steve), both of South Williamsport, Barbara Bowman (Charles), of Cape Carteret, N.C., Cindy Bowman (James), of Cumming, Ga., and Pamela Kanaskie (Ronald), of Riverside; two sister-in-laws, Sharon Sechler (Rusty) and Renee Wheeland (Steve), both of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Denius.
A funeral service to honor Karon's life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 S. Howard St., South Williamsport, followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions in Karon's name may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted:August 28, 2017

Arnetta L. “Netta” Twine

Arnetta L. “Netta” Twine, 61, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna.

Born July 28, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Dorothy R. (Brown) Twine, Jr.

A graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1974, Netta had a passion for working with children. She worked for over 20 years in the Williamsport Branch YMCA childcare program, and the last 10 years at Stevens Primary as a Teachers Aid. She most recently spent her summer working at Blessed Beginnings and for the Williamsport Crosscutters.

Netta was a member of the Democratic Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 970, in Williamsport. Throughout the years she played in many local women’s softball leagues. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and playing cards. Netta loved working with children, but more importantly she cherished her time spent with her family and friends.

Surviving is her life partner of 36 years, Deborah Esposit, of Williamsport; four brothers; John A. Twine, III, of Atlanta, GA, Albert W. (Jackie) Twine of Marion, OH, Richard A. (Lana) Twine, and Robert L. Twine, all of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and many other dear family members and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Arnetta will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, August 31, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday at Sanders.

Memorial contributions may be made in Arnetta’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, Attn: Relay for Life.

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Posted:August 28, 2017




Howard W. Kremser

Howard W. Kremser, 96, of Montoursville, died Aug. 24, 2017 at Wolf Run Village Assisted Living. He was born Jan. 17, 1921 in Montoursville, a son of the late Warren and Cecile (Temple) Kremser.

Howard retired as a partner of Kremser Bros. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran where he was a B17 Bomber pilot. He was a member of Eugene Grafius American Legion Post No. 104, a life member of Montoursville Fire Dept., Eureka Lodge No. 335 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, life member of Lycoming Consolidated Sportsman, and Montoursville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, the former, Marcy J. Hofer; a son, Mike (Winnie) Kremser of Montoursville; two grandchildren, Kellie L. (Matt) Karschner and Erin M. Kremser, and a great-grandson, Caden Matthew Karschner.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Paul L. Kremser and a sister, Ruth O. Murray.

At his request, there will be no services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 25, 2017

Elnora Paulhamus

Elnora Paulhamus, 94, of Montoursville, went to be with the Lord on August 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 11, 1922, in Renovo, a daughter of Francis and Edith (Moyer) Guthrie.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Robert L. Paulhamus; and a great-grandson, Lee.

Surviving are four daughters, Rebecca A. Usmar of Lititz, Judy M. Fry of Bainbridge, Cathy S. Paulhamus of Ewing, NJ, and Robin L. Baily of Easton; a sister, Anna May Myers of Mesa, AZ; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery with Rev. David B. Letscher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad Street, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 25, 2017

Christie M. Artley

Christie M. Artley, 71, of Price Drive, Hughesville passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Born May 24, 1946, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Hilda (Seibert) McClintock. On July 2, 1964 she married John D. Artley and together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Christie was a 1964 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked at the elementary school while her husband was stationed at Ft. Dix. Previously, she worked as a Pharmacy clerk.

She was a member of Picture Rocks Baptist Church and a former member of the Moose in Hughesville.

Christie enjoyed crafting, reading, and playing games on the computer.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law; Gregory S. Artley, Hughesville; and Steven D. and his wife Theresa Artley, Muncy; 4 grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, Cody, and Johnny Artley; and two sisters, Judith Sanders, Middleburg; and Margaret Bowes, Williamsport.

In addition to her parents, Christie was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy A. Stephens

A graveside committal service with Serenaded by Angel’s sung by Becky Gordner, will be held Tuesday, August 29 at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with her pastor, Jerry Upling, officiating. In keeping with her wishes, she would like everyone to dress casual.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Christie’s memory be made to Jessica Ann Hicks Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 330, Picture Rocks, PA 17762 or Picture Rocks Baptist Church, 50 Elm Street, Picture Rocks, PA 17762.

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


Posted:August 25, 2017




Attwood L. Richie

Attwood L. Richie, 86, of Muncy, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home.

Born November 26, 1930 in Milton, he was a son of the late Claire and Margaret (Shipe) Richie. He and his wife, the former Helen G. George, celebrated 45 years of marriage on April 7, 2017.

Attwood was a graduate of Milton High School, Class of 1949, and retired from the former HON Furniture, Williamsport, in 1992. He attended the Hughesville Baptist Church and was a member of the Muncy Valley Moose, Lodge 866, and Highland Lake Manor. Attwood loved spending time with his family, Easter holidays, and having egg hunts with the children. He also enjoyed hunting.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Wendy J. (Terry) Baxter of Muncy, Shelley (William) Thomas of Sunbury, and Cindy (Clay) Barto of Girardville; three sons, Patrick Richie of NC, Alan "Herb" Barto of Hughesville, and Harold "Hal" Barto of Hughesville; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three daughters-in-law, Donna Barto of Hughesville, Patti Barto of Muncy, and Sandra Barto of Hughesville.

In addition to his parents, Attwood was preceded in death by five sons, Joseph Richie, Gary Barto, Ronald Barto, Steven Barto, and Christopher Houseknecht; a daughter, Peggy McLaughlin; two brothers, Elery Richie and David Richie; and a sister, Phyllis Everitt.

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

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

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


Posted:August 23, 2017

Charles Imundo

Charles Imundo, 71, of Williamsport died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village in Lewisburg.

Born July 25, 1946 in New York, NY he was the son of the late Angelo and Anna Kahn Imundo.

Surviving is his wife, Frieda and five children, Terri, Brian, Laura, Erin-Noel and Carrie. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, whom he really enjoyed.

Charles served four years in the United States Marine Corps, 13 months of which he was stationed overseas in Okinawa. After leaving the service he worked for the Bulova Watch Co. in New York City and later for various jewelry companies in PA.

Charles enjoyed hunting and the vast internet.

A memorial service to honor the life of Charles will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport. There will be a visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 24, 2017

Robert A. Houston

Robert A. Houston, 50, of DuBoistown died Monday, August 21, 2017 at his residence.

Born April 7, 1967 in Baltimore, MD he was a son of the late David Houston and Leonard and Mary (Meissinger) Pauza.

Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert worked in the automotive sales industry for many years and retired as an auto sales manager. He most recently was the owner and operator of Past Time Pickers Antique and Collectible Thrift Store in South Williamsport.

Robert was a member of 3:16 Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a love for animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed watching his grandson play baseball.

Surviving is his wife of 10 years, Nancy Reynolds Houston; children, Jessica Houston of TX and Ryan (Heather) Schur of Williamsport; grandchildren Ryan Jr. and Maddison Schur, siblings, David and Joseph Houston, Patricia Dolan and James Meissinger, many nieces and nephews and his dogs Scooby, Turbo, Cody and Bella.

A celebration of life service for Robert will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 3:16 Church, 1101 Washington Blvd. Williamsport with Pastor Sal Minnella, officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted:August 24, 2017




Deanne E. Hassemer

Deanne E. Hassemer, 71, of Dushore, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Born August 15, 1946 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Ella (Ujvary) Briglia. Her husband of 37 years, Robert W. Hassemer, preceded her in death December 3, 2016.

Deanne was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, playing the ukulele, gardening, cooking and baking. She was also a talented seamstress who loved knitting and crocheting.

Deanne was very proud of the bridal business, Precious Brides, which she pioneered in Phillipsburg, NJ, while also raising five wonderful daughters. She coordinated all aspects of the wedding, including the floral design, handcrafting the wedding dresses, and assisting her husband with the photography.

Surviving are five daughters, Russann (James) Williams of North Fond Du Lac, WI, Deanne L. (Bobby) Murray of McMurray, PA, Kathy L. (Billy) Ziegenfuss of Bath, PA, Michele D. (Steve) Ringer of Whitehall, PA and Wendy L. (Jay) Figard of Lansford, PA; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Colley Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 23, 2017

Grace E. Booth

Grace E. Booth, 82, of Muncy, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home.

Born October 21, 1934 in Lairdsville, she was a daughter of the late Chalkley and Elsie (Harding) Houseknecht. .

Grace enjoyed reading, bird watching, and church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Hill; and three husbands, Charlie Hill, Arnold Bartlow, and Luther Booth.

She is survived by a sister, Bernice May Hessler of Pennsdale; a grandson, Elvis (Sally Flook) Welch of Muncy; a niece, Connie Hauser of Clarkstown; and a nephew, Jim Hessler of Pennsdale.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, August 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Harry Harter officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 23, 2017

Reader Moten, Jr.

Reader Moten, Jr., 76, of Haynes, Arkansas died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born on April 15, 1941 in Haynes, Arkansas and was the son of the late Reader and Lular Bell (Brown) Moten, Sr.

On February 18, 1960 Reader married the late Shirley (Scott) and they celebrated 38 years of marriage together until her death on January 28, 1999

Reader worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He was a member of Revival Tabernacle Church, Watsontown and Union Missionary Baptist Church in Haynes, Arkansas where he served as an usher for both churches. He enjoyed playing checkers, listening to blues music, watching Jerry Springer and eating at Chinese restaurants. He was a D.J. in his younger years best known as ‘Dr. Phil Good’ but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Reader is survived by three sons; Aundre Moten of Dallas, PA, Frederick Moten of Coal Twp and Reader J. Moten, III of Milton, four daughters and three sons-in-law; Sherry A. and William Curtis of Baltimore, Maryland, Kim Y. and Abdul Ali of Wilmington, Delaware, April A. and Paul Woodton of Williamsport and Lisa R. Moten of Williamsport, 22 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three sisters; Lessie Mayo of Haynes, Arkansas, Nellie Ward of Marianna, Arkansas and Dorothy Ann Moten of Marianna, Arkansas.

In addition to his parents, Reader was preceded in death by his first wife; Shirley (Scott) and one son; Tyrone Moten.

A public viewing will be held from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Revival Tabernacle Church, 960 Susquehanna Trail, Watsontown, PA 17777 followed by the funeral at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor James Bond officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted:August 23, 2017




James M. Powers

James M. Powers, 81, of Mildred, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born May 25, 1936 in Mildred, he was a son of the late Manley and Margaret (Meehan) Powers.

Jim served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Jim was employed as a Logistic Engineer for over 30 years and served as a deputy Sherriff for Sullivan County for a brief time. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing.

Surviving are a daughter, Tina M. Powers of Ohio; a sister, Irene Lachemayer of NJ; a sister-in- law, Barbara Powers of Forksville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a son, Michael Powers; two brothers, Richard Powers Sr. and Jack Powers; and two sisters, Martha Kirkman and Marie Cilvick.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Ron Dyer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veteran’s organizations. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 21, 2017

Susie I. Hunter

Susie I. Hunter, 66, of Dushore, and formerly of Nordmont, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Dar-Way Nursing Home.

Born September 17, 1950 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Harold I. and Susie A. (Kilgus) Hunter.

Susie enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, and animals.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Gloria) Hunter of Nordmont and Robert (Clovis) Hunter of White Deer; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Hunter, James Hunter Sr., Fred Hunter, and Arlie Hunter; and a sister, Geraldine Herriman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Cherry Grove Chapel, Nordmont, with Pastor Zachary Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cherry Grove Chapel.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Guthrie Hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.

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


Posted:August 21, 2017

Linn A. Pepperman

Linn A. Pepperman, 66, of Milton, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Milton Nursing & Rehab Center, Milton.

He was born in Lewisburg on April 13, 1951 and was the son of the late Donald H. and Yvonne S. (Phillips) Pepperman.

Linn served his country in the United States Coast Guard.

He was a graduate of Milton Area High School Class of 1969. He was a former member of the Milton Moose Club and enjoyed fishing, collecting coins and Star Trek memorabilia.

Linn is survived by one son; Christopher A. Pepperman of Washington, two grandchildren; Cody and Kylie Pepperman, one brother and sister-in-law; Jeffery L. and Sharon Pepperman of Beavertown, one nephew; Bradley E. Pepperman and one niece; Kelly J. Cook

A memorial service for Linn will be scheduled at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 North Front Street, Milton.

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Posted:August 21, 2017




Stephen "Mike" Daniels

Stephen "Mike" Daniels, 64, of Trout Run, passed away, Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving him is his wife, Melissa A. (Higgins) Daniels. They would have celebrated 19 years of marriage on August 15.

Born June 17, 1953, in Long Beach, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Hugh J. Daniels and Ruby E. (Woodcock) Daniels, of Long Beach, Mississippi.

Mike was a proud Veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War, retiring, later, as a self-employed carpenter.

He spent most of his time fishing whenever possible. When he wasn't fishing he was cooking or grilling up something in "his" kitchen. Anyone who knew Mike, knew his cooking and grilling.

He couldn't wait for the first day of Trout season, to make his famous Gumbo and share. He enjoyed gardening, canning, reading, watching NASCAR and his Steelers. He also loved playing "Santa" for his granddaughters.

Mike would always try to help people, and always say it was his "extra insurance to get up stairs", which we are sure it has "paid off" in full.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother are his son, Shaun M. Miner; and his three daughters, Stephanie M. Miner, Jennifer J. Beamer (Jamie), and Amber M. Daniels (Lepley); his six grandchildren, Zachary, Emily, Cheyenne, Kaelynn, Gabrielle, and Melanie; his brother, Gary Daniels (Debra), of Georgia; and three sisters, Sandra Stevenson (Maurice), of Mississippi, Brenda Wagner (Tracey), of Alabama, and Kimberly Sylvia (P.J.), of Mississippi.

In keeping with his wishes, a Celebration of Life Event is being planned and will be held at a later date by his wife and daughters for family and friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted:August 17, 2017

Theresa M. Fogel

Theresa M. Fogel, 85, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Home.

Born November 18, 1931 in Tuscarora, she was a daughter of the late Hugh F. and Julia C. (Bell) Cannon. Her husband of 59 years, the late, Theodore O. "Ted" Fogel, Jr. preceded her in death on February 4, 2009.

Theresa was a fantastic cook and took great joy in cooking and baking for her family. She was a skilled seamstress, enjoyed gardening, and crafts of all kinds. Dedicated to her church, Theresa was a loyal and active member of the Women's Organization of the Church of the Resurrection. She volunteered at Muncy Valley Hospital, visiting the sick and taking communion to those unable to attend church. By far, her greatest pride and joy was her family and she was blessed to have a close, loving relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Words cannot express our gratitude to the staff of Wolf Run Village for providing compassionate and loving care to our Mother for five years. Also, we are grateful to the staff at the Williamsport Home, for the gentle care they provided to Theresa and her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Gary) Rinker of Cogan Station, Patricia (Dayl) McClintock of Hughesville, and Kathleen (John) Seese of Hughesville; a sister, Anna Miranda of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Andrew (Smitha) Piedilato, Amy (Tom) Whiteside, Anna (Josh) Kelley, Scott Rinker, Kristen Rinker, Michael Rinker, Kate (Ben) Meckbach, Matthew (Colleen) McClintock, Brian McClintock, Patrick Fogel, and Nigel Webster; and great-grandchildren, Asha Piedilato, Sophia Whiteside, Maria and Copper Kelley, Dylan and Natalie Sander, Wade and Madeline Rinker, Hudson and Finley Meckbach, and one more great-grandchild due in September.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Hugh, Francis, Joseph, and Edward Cannon, and three sisters, Helen Berger, Mary Cannon, and Patricia Miranda.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11a.m. Monday, August 21 at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA with Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756.

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


Posted:August 17, 2017

Maria Corazon Moreno

Maria Corazon Moreno, 68, died peacefully on August 17, 2017, at home in Williamsport, with her family after a private, long struggle with cancer.

Maria Corazon was born to the late Constantino Conopio and Pascuala Asensi on March 3, 1949, in Ormoc City, Philippines.

She met the love of her life, Manuel V. Moreno, and was married May 29, 1974.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel; along with her 5 children, Corinne Moreno-Geis (Roman Geis), Celeste Montgomery (Timothy Montgomery), Manolo Moreno, Mario Moreno, and Camille Moreno. Maria Corazon loved children and frequently visited her grandchildren, Anna and Philipp Geis, in New York City and her grandchildren, Tate and Mason Montgomery in Boston, Mass. She was a doting grandmother and was referred to lovingly as "Lola" (grandmother) in her native tongue.

Maria Corazon was known by friends as "Cora" and was popular for throwing parties and gatherings for them. Always generous with gifting, her passion was for shopping. Many of the salespeople knew her as "Maria" and would often see her shopping for her children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Maria Corazon was known in her early years for her beauty as she won Miss Ormoc in the Philippines beauty pageant in 1969. Her love of dancing and artistic talent has been passed down to her children and grandchildren.

A devoted Catholic, she belonged to St. Ann’s Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, with her pastor, Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

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


Posted:August 21, 2017




Robert J. "Bob" Kane

Robert J. "Bob" Kane, 55, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at his home.

Born July 8, 1962, in Williamsport, he was a son of William E. Kane Sr. (Lillian), of Williamsport and Carol A. (Woodring) Wool, of Trout Run.
He was a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was formerly employed as a laborer at Wool Block.

Bob had a passion for anything outdoors, nature, and the mountains. He loved animals and enjoyed Native American Heritage, tying flies, fishing and collecting precious stones.

Surviving in addition to his mother and father are his wife of 27 years, Margaret M. (Zellers) Kane, of Williamsport; a son, Robert J. Harer, of Williamsport; grandson, Kayne A. Harer; maternal grandmother, Helen M. Bunge, of Florida; four brothers, William E. Kane Jr. (Dawn), of Lock Haven, Kelly L. Kane (Patti), of Trout Run, C. David Wool Jr. (Kayla), of Cogan Station, and Todd A. Wool, of Montandon; a sister, Kim A. Kane (James), of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Helen R. Minner; his step-father, C. David Wool Sr.; and a nephew, Skyler Wool.

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

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

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Posted:August 16, 2017

Betty J. Nevel

Betty J. Nevel, 86, of South Williamsport died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born July 28, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Clifford E. and Ruth D. Sahm Long.

Betty was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at Williamsport Hospital and enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, crocheting, reading and going for rides to get ice cream.

Betty was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, Geoffrey “Jeff” Nevel, children, Sharon (Terry) Hackenburg of Winfield, Richard (Helen Marie) Nevel of Curwensville, Beth (Jerry) Rees of Woodland; seven grandchildren, Steve, Craig and Lynda Thomas, Eric Nevel, Sandra Bryant, Andrew Maddas and Evan Rees; nine great grandchildren, Drew, Alan, Jackson, Briele, Derek, Cree, Piper, Shelby, and Megan.

She was preceded in death by her siblings; Donald and Jack Long, Margaret Kimble, Alta English, Beverly Barton and Nancy Kitchen.

A funeral service to honor the life of Betty will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with Pastor Eleanor Siegrist, officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 16, 2017


Lillian M. Myers

Lillian M. Myers, 87, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Raymond E. Myers.

Born August 12, 1930, in Perryville, she was a daughter of the late Monroe and Irene (Nunn) Ludwig.

Lillian was owner of Lillian Myers Beauty Shop for many years and continued working into her 70’s. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. She volunteered at the Rescue Workers and was the primary caregiver for her husband, Raymond. She enjoyed socializing with the ladies in her beauty shop, crocheting, doing crafts, and cooking big family dinners.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Joseph E. Myers (Carolyn), of Linden; a daughter, Linda R. DeLong (David), of Cogan Station; five granddaughters, Lynn Robinson, Amy Andrews (Ian), Amanda DeLong, Stephanie Yates (Charles), Melissa Stryker (David), and Ericka VanPelt (Allen); eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth E. Ludwig (Kelly), of Jersey Shore and Gary Ludwig, of Cogan Station.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Lillian will be held at noon, Tuesday, August 22, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lillian’s name to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 17, 2017




Mary Jane (Gibbons) Clayton

Mary Jane (Gibbons) Clayton, 65, of New Columbia died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born on November 11, 1951 in Lewisburg and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Edna (Tinley) Gibbons.

On July 5, 1991 Mary married Gene L. Clayton, who survives and they celebrated their 26 wedding anniversary last month.

Mary worked at American Home foods and retired after 27 years. She enjoyed painting ceramics, rainbow looms, cross stitching, watching the birds and elk, shopping at thrift stores and yard sales but most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Gene, Mary is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Frank and Melissa Mertz of Sheffield, one daughter and son-in-law; Pat and Stan Bogus of New Columbia, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one brother and sister-in-law; Richard and Sue Gibbons of Milton.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by one sister and brother-in-law; Lilly and Larry Hornberger.

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel Hicks of Buffalo Valley United Methodist Church, Lewisburg officiating. Burial will follow in Montandon Cemetery.

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Posted:August 14, 2017

Patrick W. Caringi

Patrick W. Caringi, 92, formerly of Eagles Mere and Eldred St., passed away At the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 2, 2017.

Pat was born in Williamsport on April 7, 1925 a son of Antonio and Nicolina Orlando Caringi.

He was a WWII Army Veterans serving from 1943 to 1946.

He was a painting contractor and owner of the former Swiss Chalet in Laporte.
He and his wife, the former Maxine Star, observed their 57th wedding anniversary before her death in 2005. In addition to his wife and parents, a daughter Pamela Wren, seven sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Surviving are his grandson, Michael Wren, sisters, Rose Choate, Shirley Cuozzo and a brother Ralph Caringi.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at Wildwood Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

Family and friends may gather on Wednesday at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. 3rd St. Williamsport at 12:30 p.m., to process to the cemetery.

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Posted:August 16, 2017

Ruth M. Robbins

Ruth M. Robbins, 92, of Hughesville, died Monday, August 14, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born September 11, 1924 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar E. and Katy May (Mott) Charles. She married the late, Leland M. Robbins, who preceded her in death on August 23, 2009.

Ruth enjoyed crocheting, was a fabulous baker and cook, and above all she loved entertaining her family.

She is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Thursday, August 17 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with CLM Michael W. Istre, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. 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:August 16, 2017




Ramon E. “Dink” Biichle

Ramon E. “Dink” Biichle, 89, a resident of Valley View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Tuesday August 8, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

He was born April 1st 1928 in Williamsport the youngest son of George and Mary Palmer Biichle. Ramon is survived by a sister Harriett “Tudy” and Don Hessler of Warrington, Pa. His nieces and cousins and a special friend and companion of 40+ years Joe Cesa of South Williamsport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Charles, George Jr. and Edward as well as other relatives. Ramon attended South Williamsport High School and worked with his father and brothers in their family sheet metal business. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel Co. and retired from the West Co. in 1993 after 34 years of employment. Ramon enjoyed travel both abroad and at home as well visiting and spending time with family and friends.

He had many interests and hobbies, gardening, music, camping and antiques were among them. For many years Ray was very active as an Alter Boy and Acolyte at Christ Church in Williamsport.

A Memorial Services will be held at 10am on August 17th at Christ Episcopal Church 426 Mulberry Street, Williamsport, PA. with the Rev. Veronica Chappell officiating. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions in Ramon’s name may be directed to the Gatehouse Hospice C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA. 17701 or to a charity of your choice.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.crousefuneralhome@comcast.net


Posted:August 14, 2017

Debra Kay Rood

Debra Kay Rood, 56, of Muncy, died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born August 21, 1960, in Mountain Home, AR, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marjorie (Welch) Magyar. On March 4, 1978 she married Ken Rood, who survives. Together they celebrated 39 years of marriage.

Deb was a 1978 graduate of Montgomery High School.

She worked early in life at Paramedex, Inc., Muncy, later as secretary at Church of the Ressurection, Muncy and also secretary at her family business, Rood’s Automotive, Muncy.

Deb was a longtime member of the Church of the Resurrection.

She was very family oriented, a loving mother and wife who loved her grandchildren immensely. Deb was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed reading.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are one son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Jamie Rood, of Aberdeen, MD; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ben Krichbaum, of Pataskala, OH; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Roxanne Magyar, of Montgomery; one sister, Pamela Ann Myers, of Collins, MO; and four grandchildren, Rachel, Aubrey and Colton Rood, and Jordan Krichbaum.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, officiating.

Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in Deb’s name be made to either the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, online at www.pancan.org or the Rocky Ridge Refuge, P.O. Box 105, Midway, AR 72651, or online at www.rockyridgerefuge.com

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


Posted:August 14, 2017

Holman F. James

Holman F. James, 84, of Williamsport passed away peacefully with his family by his side Saturday, August 12, 2017. Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Jeanne A. (Paterson) James whom he married on December 23, 1953.

Born March 5, 1933, in Palmerton, Holman was the only child born to the late Thomas and Evelyn (Williams) James.

Holman proudly served his country in the US Army. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Chester University and upon graduation he began a lifelong career as a band and instrumental music educator. Holman taught students in Delaware Valley, Spring Ford, and William Penn School Districts. He retired in 1987 after spending his last ten years educating in the Williamsport Area School District, and received the Teacher of Excellence Award in 1988. During retirement, Holman continued to mentor and instruct students learning musical instruments, but he also took on a ten year role being a custom fishing rod builder, for E. Hille Co.

Holman was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and York #30, Ivy Lodge 397 F&A.M., and a 32nd degree Mason of the Williamsport Consistory. He served as a past District President at PMEA South Eastern School District, and was part of the finance and church council committees at Pine Street.

Music was a large part of Holman’s life, and there are many fond memories of his time spent with the York Band and the performances for NFL halftime shows. Holman was a certified adjudicator for Drum Corps International, and participated and instructed several marching bands, jazz ensembles, and concert band competitions throughout his years. He was a man of many talents, who loved to play the trumpet, was an avid fly fisherman, fly tier, and rod builder.

Holman’s greatest passion in life was the family he created with Jeanne. From the start the couples collaborated efforts, which often complimented each other, allowed them to build a home filled with wonderful memories of times spent with their children and grandchildren. From camping to beach trips and Broadway musical shows, his proudest moments came from watching his children and grandchildren grow.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Dawn L. and James M. Marcantino, of New Castle; three grandchildren, Sean Marcantino, Heather James, and Kristen James, and many other dear family members and friends.

Holman was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheryl J. James, and a son, Bradford S. James.

A memorial service to honor the life of Holman will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 19 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, at church. Masonic rites will be accorded at the beginning of the service by Ivy Lodge 397 F&A.M. Burial will be held at a later date in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua.

Memorial contributions may be made in Holman’s name to Pine St. UMC, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Lycoming Creek Angler’s Club Attn: Sam Caldwell, 2079 Blair St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 14, 2017




Estella J. Helm

Estella J. Helm, 81, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was born December 17, 1935 in Loyalsock Twp. a daughter of the late Chester and Rachel Freezer Mahaffey.

Estella retired from Penn College and had also worked for the former G.T.E. Sylvania. She was a member of the Farragut-Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, birds, gardening, walking, and her country music.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth E. (Tammy) Helm of Montoursville; daughters, Elaine J. Lambert and Elizabeth J. (Jeffrey) Ward, both of Montoursville; brother, William C. (Nancy) Mahaffey of Montoursville; sister, Doris Berta of Montoursville; grandchildren, Rachel (Josh) Ford, Hannah Ward, Quintin and Colin Helm, and great granddaughters, Anna and Abigail Ford.

At Estella’s request all services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 11, 2017

Naomi I. Reed

Naomi I. Reed, 67, of Hughesville died Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born May 1, 1950 in McVeytown, she was a daughter of Phyllis (Young) Stidfole and the late Merle Stidfole. She and her husband, Daniel F. Reed, celebrated five years of marriage on June 30, 2017.

Naomi loved caring for people as a nurse and was honored to have been the personal nurse for Mrs. Stroehmann for many years. She also enjoyed photography and worked with Patrick Photography in Florida for several years. Naomi was an avid reader who enjoyed traveling and her Siamese cats.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and husband, are three daughters, Tracy Bush of Williamsport, Jacqueline Bush of Williamsport, and Laura Juett of Harrisburg; two sisters, Michelle Whiteman of Epson, NH and Mary Ellen Ferguson of SC; two brothers, David Stidfole of the Philippians and Robert Stidfole of Montoursville; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Michael R. Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. 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:August 14, 2017

Charles M. Davis

Charles M. Davis, 84, of Pennsdale, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at The Gatehouse.

Born April 28, 1933 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Ellis E. and the Edith V. (Miller) Davis.

Charles served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an avid bow hunter who also enjoyed fishing, model trains and listening to folk and country music.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Janet I. (Bartlow) Davis; three daughters, Belinda (Dave) Eddins of VA, Janene (James) Rae of TN, and Karen Balderson of NC; two sons, Charles (Kim) Davis Jr. of VA and Brian (Virginia) Davis of Hughesville; two sisters, Nina Houseknecht of Muncy, and Debbie (David) Hensler of Cogan Station; a brother, Howard (Janet) Davis of Muncy;17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Keith (Sue) Stolz of Washingtonville, Kevin (Shonda) Stolz of Bloomsburg, and Brian (Fioni) Stolz of Berwick; a step-daughter, Karen Yaw of Hughesville; a cousin, Betty Evelhair of Pennsdale; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Marie Williams and a brother, Tom Davis.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Charles to a charity of choice.

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


Posted:August 14, 2017




Shirley A. (Miller) Hornberger

Shirley A. (Miller) Hornberger, 63, of Williamsport, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was married to Roger J. Hornberger, who survives, for 22 years.

Shirley was born in Williamsport on December 3, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Albert Dunlap, Sr. and Ethel Miller. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed plastic and word puzzles, motor cycle riding, dancing and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons; Michael J. Harman, Jr. of Linden, Leroy A. Harman, Sr. (Ann) of Williamsport, Timothy A. Harman of Somerset and Anthony M. Harman of Williamsport, 13 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother; Albert Dunlap of Turbotville, two sisters; Betty Morehart and Diane Lamey, both of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters; Mary Page, Joanne Shriver, Bonnie Sanders and Debra Miller and one granddaughter.

There will be a public viewing 1 – 2 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th Street, Williamsport where the funeral will begin at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Paul Brown will officiate the service. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Williamsport.


Posted:August 10, 2017

Jeanne O. Strayer

Jeanne O. Strayer, 90, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband of 46 years, Frank D. Strayer died May 26, 2011.

Born December 1, 1926 in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace E. (Jones) Odell. Jeanne was Valedictorian of the Hughesville High School Class of 1944, and an alumnus of Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, Class of 1945. She was employed as a Computer Programmer for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. After her retirement, Jeanne and her husband purchased a farm in Round Hill, VA. In 1993 they moved back to Hughesville to be with family. With her husband, they enjoyed traveling extensively. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and enjoyed reading, sewing, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by three nieces, Christie O. (James) Foresman of Hughesville, Karyn S. Yagel of S. Williamsport, and Lynne O. (Dennis) Snyder of Montoursville, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Robert R. Odell, Jr., and William O. Odell.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, 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:August 10, 2017

Shirley A. (Kulp) Regel

Shirley A. (Kulp) Regel, 66, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Rose View Center.

She was married to Edmond J. “Bud” Regel, Jr. in 1973, who survives.

Shirley was born on September 11, 1950 in Cogan House and was the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Blair) Kulp. She graduated from Liberty High School, was a member of Centennial Methodist Church in Trout Run and enjoyed reading, cooking and baking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by twin sons; Joseph E. Regel (Amy) of Maryland and James A. Regel (Karen) of South Dakota, six grandchildren, three brothers; James Kulp of Williamsport, Robert Kulp of Trout Run and Allen Kulp of Cogan Station, one sister; Ruthie E. Stiner of S. Williamsport and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother; Edward Kulp.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Deacon Steve Frye will officiate the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted:August 10, 2017




Belva M. Zell

Belva M. Zell, 92, of Lock Haven, passed away Monday, August 07, 2017 at Susque-View Home, Lock Haven.

Belva was born in Lock Haven on April 30, 1925, the daughter of the late George and Ruth Young Bowman.

On April 18, 1943 in Lock Haven, she married Paul J. Zell, Sr., whom preceded her in death on November 24, 2012.

She worked at Sylvania and Karnish Instruments of Lock Haven.
Belva was protestant by faith. She loved a wide range of crafts and was an avid artist. Following retirement, she enjoyed her summers in Canada with her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Paul J. (Judy) Zell, Jr. of Lock Haven and Gary (Roxane) Zell of Ohio; a sister, Helen (Dick) Munro of Rote; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Belva was preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Allison, Bob Bowman, Dean Bowman and Fred Bowman.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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:August 9, 2017


 

 

 

Carl L. "Bud" Balzer, Jr.

Carl L. "Bud" Balzer, Jr., 74, of Linden, died peacefully at home watching "his" deer on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Born November 18, 1942, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Carl L. Balzer, Sr. and Helen G. (Updegraff) Balzer.

Bud was a 1960 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and was an U.S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Army he was employed at the former AVCO, Textron-Lycoming for over 30 years. Most recently he was employed in security for Gas Well Services (GWS).

He was a life member of American Legion Post #251, Montgomery, Democratic Club, and Republican League. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #214 Jersey Shore. Bud was an expert in puttering around his house, doing anything outside, and he enjoyed reading, and watching old western movies. He loved being with his family and with his dogs Mack and Dixie.

Surviving are his wife Judy (Alexander) Balzer, who he married October 13, 1984, a son, Joe Alexander Kyle (Spring), a daughter, Ellie Jane Hubbard (David), a brother, Thomas E. Balzer (Betty) of Duboistown, a sister, Jane L. Adams-Delp of Williamsport, and eight grandchildren, G. Alexander Kyle, Mamie “Anna” Kyle, Morgan, Logan, and Karrigan Weber, Grace, Carolynn, and David-Paul Hubbard.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carl will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport with his cousin the Rev. John E. Charnock, Jr. and Pastor Mark A. Beard co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bud’s name to Steam Valley Cemetery Association c/o Al Cook treasurer 1998 Steam Valley Road Trout Run, PA 17771 or the Central PA Food Bank 3301 Wahoo Drive Williamsport, PA 17701. www.centralpafoodbank.org

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 9, 2017

Robert L. “Bob” Van Horn

Robert L. “Bob” Van Horn, 77, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 14, 1939 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Nelson R. and Florence M. (Secules) Van Horn. His wife of 35 years, Ruth A. Van Horn, preceded him in death on October 29, 2001.

Bob was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1957, and played Little League baseball on one of the first Little League teams in Hughesville. He enjoyed many things throughout his life, from delivering newspapers as a young boy, to working various jobs, building some beautiful homes in the area, running Bob's Texaco station in Lairdsville, and his career at Turnkey Construction. Bob was a life member of the Lairdsville Fire Company, and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters, and at his cottage on Dalhousie Lake in Ontario Canada.

Surviving are a daughter, Roberta L. (Brian) Fisher of Hughesville; a sister, Catherine Gordner of Hughesville; and two granddaughters, Ashley Ruth Fisher and Katie Kay Fisher.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Graden, and a brother, Carl Van Horn.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 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. Saturday at the funeral home.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff of Wolf Run Village and the Gatehouse for the wonderful care that was provided to him over the past two years and during his recent illness.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Bob to a charity of choice.

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


Posted:August 10, 2017




The Rev. Larry D. Cole

The Rev. Larry D. Cole, 76, of Montoursville, died, Monday, August 7, 2017, at his home.

Born May 22, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., he was a son of the late Willis Ransom and Esther Violet Margaret (Carlson) Cole.

Larry was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in Korea as a military chaplain assistant. He received his Bachelors of Science in 1978 from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and his Masters of Divinity in 1983 from St. Paul School of Theology. He was ordained as a deacon in 1981 and as an elder in 1986 in the Nebraska Annual Conference. In 1992 he transferred to the former Central Pennsylvania Conference now Susquehanna Conference where he had served until his retirement in 2004. He began serving Newberry UMC from 1992-1994. In 1995 he relocated to the Pennsdale and Huntersville area until 1999, where he again relocated to the former Calvary UMC of Williamsport until his retirement in 2004. After his retirement he served the Lock Haven and Flemington area until 2014. Most recently his church affiliation has been with First United Methodist Church, Muncy.

Larry was instrumental in beginning Sojourner Truth in Williamsport. He was an AA sponsor for 25 years and was active in Bible studies, mentoring, and counseling.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon A. Gensib; a son, Bradley D. Cole (Nicole), of Montgomery; step-daughter, Angela J. Muller (Tony), of Milford, Neb.; six grandchildren, Tanner, Dakota, Peyton, Ryleigh, Paxton, and Chandler; a brother, Neil Cole (Karen), of St. George, Utah, and Judy Ricchiardi (Terry), of Gretna, Neb.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Scott Cole and Gregory James Cole.

A funeral service to honor the life of Larry will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, with the Rev. Arlene P. Beechert officiating. Military honors will immediately follow the funeral service at the church. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 13, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport and from 10-10:45 a.m., Monday at First United Methodist Church, Muncy.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, 17756 or Sojourner Truth Ministries 501 High St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Saint Paul School of Theology Development Office Group 3, PO Box 843740, Kansas City, MO 64184-3740.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted:August 9, 2017

Jeanne O. Strayer

Jeanne O. Strayer, 90, formerly of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. Her husband of 46 years, Frank D. Strayer died May 26, 2011.

Born December 1, 1926 in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace E. (Jones) Odell. Jeanne was Valedictorian of the Hughesville High School Class of 1944, and an alumnus of Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, Class of 1945. She was employed as a Computer Programmer for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. After her retirement, Jeanne and her husband purchased a farm in Round Hill, VA. In 1993 they moved back to Hughesville to be with family. With her husband, they enjoyed traveling extensively. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and enjoyed reading, sewing, and crossword puzzles. She is survived by three nieces, Christie O. (James) Foresman of Hughesville, Karyn S. Yagel of S. Williamsport, and Lynne O. (Dennis) Snyder of Montoursville, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Robert R. Odell, Jr., and William O. Odell.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 S. Main Street, 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:August 9, 2017

Martha H. (Ely) Winner

Martha H. (Ely) Winner, 100, of Williamsport and formally Robins Road, Montoursville, passed away at 7:25am on Aug 8, 2017. For the past 16 years she resided at the Williamsport Home.

Born April 29, 1917 in Calvert, PA she was the daughter of John W. and Mary J. Ely and the fourth of five children. She graduated from Ralston High School in 1935 and was married to Ozro V. Winner on February 18, 1939 at Beech Valley Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Ozro in March 3, 1995, and brothers Karl J. Ely, Oct 19, 1995, Scott E. Ely, Dec 10, 2010 and Annie C. Dewald, Dec. 28, 2014.

Martha is survived by a sister, Janet C. Roan (96) of Trout Run.

She is also survived by four sons, John A. Winner (Sandra) of Carlisle, PA, Stanley R.(Jayne) Winner of Clermont, FL, Thomas F. Winner (Alice) of Hummelstown, PA andDavid P. Winner (Judi) of Westminster, MD, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a loyal member of Market Street Methodist church and it’s successors,
Wesley U.M and Hope U.M., and lastly First U.M. Church, all of Williamsport.

She was a devoted Boy Scout mother that volunteered for many duties including being a Den Mother. She always encouraged her sons and was very proud when they all had attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial gift to First United Methodist Church, 2 Ross Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave.,Williamsport, with Pastor D.G. Giordano, officiating. A viewing and gathering will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, PA.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted:August 9, 2017




Catherine L. “Kate” (Lupo) Neitz

Catherine L. “Kate” (Lupo) Neitz, 93, of Milton died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Geisinger Home Health & Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville.

She was born in Albion, NY to the late Vincenzo and Caterina (LaBarberi) Lupo who immigrated to the united states from Palermo, Italy, in the late 1800s. Kate moved to Milton as a young girl and attended Milton schools.

In addition to her parents, Kate was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Robert M. Neitz, Sr., five brothers; Tony, Andrew, Gasper, Joseph and Gerald, four sisters; Mary, Jennie, Rose and Dolly along with one brother and three sisters who died during childhood. Kate is survived by her four children; Robert (Lucy) Neitz, Jr., Peggy (Bud) Harris all of Florida, Tom (Inez) Neitz and Jim (Lori) Neitz all of Milton, six grandchildren; Robert III and Jason Neitz, Terri Seibert, Adam, Jesse and Amy Neitz and three great grandchildren; Drew and Brooke Seibert and Sofia Neitz.

Kate’s greatest joy was her family (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews) taking great delight in cooking and spending endless hours in her kitchen sharing meals, love, joy and happiness with all of her family. She also enjoyed many bus trips touring the country with her husband during their retirement years.

Kate was a very active and devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Milton and was one of the church’s longest held parishioners. She belonged to the Parish Council of Catholic Women, working countless hours at the Friday evening fish dinners, preparing funeral luncheons for other parishioners and doing whatever she was asked to do. She was also a former member of the Milton Women’s Club and local and national AARP organizations and had volunteered at the local Hands Up Good Bank and the Red Cross Blood Mobile.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Broadway Street, Milton, PA 17847 or to Geisinger Home Health & Hospice at Maria Hall, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10:00 – 12:00p.m., Friday, August 11, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by a memorial mass at 12:30p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 Broadway Street, Milton. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Milton.

Send Online Condolences at HeffnerCare.com


Posted:August 7, 2017

Donald R. “Boothie” Booth

Donald R. “Boothie” Booth, 61, of Eagles Mere, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Muncy Valley.

Born June 24, 1956 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Carl R. and Ruth J. (Fenstermacher) Cooper, who survives.

Boothie enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and cooking. He also was a fan of sports, he loved playing golf and league softball, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Angela R. (Robert) Gensemer of Laporte, and Kay L. (Raymond) Wilson of Eagles Mere; three brothers, David C. (Penny) Booth of Huntersville, Paul R. (Kathy) Booth of Eagles Mere, and Gary S. Booth of Eagles Mere; a son, Mikal (Jennifer) Gavitt of Eagles Mere; two grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Gavitt; three nieces, Kelly Gensemer, Lynda Hatches, and Michelle Vest; four nephews, Michael and Mark Delabar, and Samuel and Jason Booth; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. September 10th, at the Eagles Mere Community Hall, to celebrate Boothie’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the North Mountain Sportsman Association, c/o Tom Robbins, RR#1, Box 364, Muncy Valley, Pa 17758.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017

Kimberly J. Donovan

Kimberly J. Donovan, 25, of 2139 Poco Farm Road passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. 

Kim was the daughter of Mark Donovan and Jane Donovan Oehme. 

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m on Thursday, August 17 at Hope Community Church, 1300 Tinsman Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. Please bring stories, laughs and memories to share.

Memorial donations can be made to YWCA, Wise Options, 815 W. 4th St., or Saving Grace Shelter, 324 Campbell St.

Arrangements entrusted to Kaufman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted:August 9, 2017




James W. Blee

James W. Blee, 76, of Williamsport, passed away at the Gatehouse on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Jim was born in Williamsport, on Sept. 4, 1940, a son of Walter D. and Ethel E. (Bohart) Blee.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Jim had been employed by several area industries and retired from Lunaire.

Jim had served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1962.

He was an avid Notre Dame and Miami Dolphins football fan.

He and his wife, the former Jean F. Kozen celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2017.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Tammy Condulucci and James W. Blee Jr., both of Mountian Top, Margie Gray, of Fleetwood, Cory Blee, of Williamsport; and step-daughter, Beth Lukens, of South Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings, Ann Marie Weaver, of Ind., Mary E. Blee, of Montoursville, and Ginny Hudson, of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents, a step-son, Todd M. Sommers and three brothers, Robert D., Edward W. and Richard J. Blee preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the portico of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the church, 10 a.m. on Wednesday with Rev. Brian Van Fossen and Rev. Bert Kozen officiating.

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

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted:August 7, 2017

Judith Ann Fryda

Judith Ann Fryda, 75, of South Williamsport, passed away Saturday, August 5, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1942 in Joliet, Illinois. The daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy (Bennett) Gillette. Surviving is her husband Lawrence Fryda (Married, February 19, 1994), two daughters; LaDonna (Bradley) Miller of Florida and LeAnna Koerner of Florida, two step sons Bradley (Natalie) Stokes of Colorado and Christopher (Tamera) Fryda of Colorado, two granddaughters; Megan Diller of Florida and Carly Diller of Illinois and one sister, Linnea (Galen) Donley of Illinois.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, a niece, Lea Elliott and in-laws James and Maxine Fryda.

She was a graduate of Chatsworth High School (1960) and attended Mennonite School of Nursing. Judy was a board certified Echo-cardiographer, EMT and supervisor / teacher of Echo-cardiology at Bromenn Hospital, Bloomington IL and Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, PA. She also taught in hospitals in Vladimir, Russia and Accra, Ghana.

Judy enjoyed international travel (Italy, Russia, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Australia, Ghana, South Africa and England). Many of these travels allowed her and her husband to work on humanitarian aid projects in the developing world.

She shared her love with family and friends by spending quality time together. She never missed a birthday or anniversary. Judy loved the ability to access each of their lives through the world of social media and stayed close though miles divided them.

Her love of life, her courage and caring heart will be missed by all. She was a life time member of the United Methodist Church.

A funeral service to honor Judy’s life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 10 at Pine Street United Methodist Church 441 Pine St. Williamsport, with the Rev. Douglas M. Eberly officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Pine St. UMC.

Burial will be in Piper City, Illinois with a memorial service in Chatsworth, Illinois at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Judy’s name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, c/o Lung Cancer Treatment Center or Pine Street UMC, 441 Pine St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 7, 2017

Richard K. “Rick” Helms

Richard K. “Rick” Helms, 56, of Beech Creek passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on June 20, 1961 in Philadelphia, he was the son of James K. Helms and Joanne Poust Smedley.

Rick was a 1979 graduate of Bensalem High School and then attended Williamsport Area Community College, graduating in 1982.

On March 15, 2003, he married the former Barbara McGhee.

Rick was employed by Cleveland Brothers, Howard as a mechanic.

He was a member of Brady Lodge No. 116, Independent Order of Odd Fellows as well as Eureka Lodge No. 335, Free and Accepted Masons.

Rick enjoyed taking karate classes at Young’s Tae Kwon Do School, Bellefonte.
Motocross and watching his son, Nate, play baseball where some of his favorite past times.

He enjoyed mowing grass at his mom’s place and was forever installing a new tractor belt because his step-dad continually snapped them.

Rick loved dogs, and he must have known their language for they all obeyed him.

He loved his family and also his large John Deere tractor with which he moved the motocross field and track.

Rick was a first-class mechanic and use his talent to repair motocross bikes.
Sometimes he thought he was younger than he really was, evident when he attempted foolish turns on his dirt bike.

Most important, though, was that Rick taught his sons many lessons to make them the fantastic guys they are today.

In addition to his wife, Barb Helms of Beech Creek, he is survived by two sons, Michael Fowler and Nathan Helms, both of Beech Creek; his father, James K. (Veronica) Helms of Perkiomen; his mother and step-dad, Joanne and Bill Smedley of Picture Rocks; two sisters, Susan (William) VanOcker of Peraksie and Sharon Helms (Gideon Klindt) of Oregon; his aunts and uncles; many cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Dr. Rev. Russell Moldovan officiating. Burial will follow at Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 for a Masonic Service at 5:15 p.m. and a visitation following until 9 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Rick’s name may be made to Barb Helms to be used as a college fund for Nate. Checks may be mailed to the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017




George W. Kline, Jr.

George W. Kline, Jr., 91, of Loyalsock Twp., died at his residence on August 4, 2017. All services will be private. 

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 7, 2017

Elma A. Mines

Elma A. Mines, 88, of Williamsport, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 2, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Minnie E. (Bartlow) Yeagle.

Elma was a very spiritual woman. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, singing, yard sales, thrift shops, and loved doing crossword puzzles. Elma loved her “Grace Street Friends”, and the new friends she made, as well as the wonderful, caring staff at Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

She is survived by three daughters, Angela (Cory) Eaves of Larchmont, NY, Maria Mines of Muncy, and Rita Mines of Williamsport; a son, Anthony Mines; a sister, Lois Rider of Hughesville; a brother, Alfred Yeagle of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Kayce Jayne Kerr of Brooklyn, NY, Bo Eaves, and Wesley Eaves both of Larchmont, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Gina Smith; three brothers, Robert, Donald, and James Yeagle; and two sisters, Arlene McCoy and Ruth Paris.

At Elma’s request services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/give.html, a charity she felt passionate about.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017

John G. Quay

John G. Quay passed peacefully into God’s hands at home with his daughter by his side on July 24, 2017.

He was born in Williamsport on August 2, 1925, a son of Susan L. (Flowers) and William P. Quay.

He was a 1944 graduate of Williamsport High School. He studied electronics at Williamsport Technical Institute. John proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was a World War II combat veteran serving in the Pacific Theater, and was called back into service during the Korean Conflict.

He married the former Lois M. Lee on May 14, 1949; they celebrated 64 years of marriage prior to her death on June 13, 2012.

John was a pioneer in the cable television industry. He built the television cable system in Williamsport and he served as chief engineer until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of the South Williamsport Lions Club for 38 years and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Travelers Protective Association.

John was a lifetime member of Christ Episcopal Church.

In addition to his parents and his wife, a son, John W. Quay, one brother and four sisters preceded him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Adria Quay Thackeray (Brett); sister Bonita Richards; brother-in-law George Metz; grandson Matthew Lovell (Robin); great grandchildren Deinera and Jack Lovell, Megan Shaffer (Zach), Staci, Breanna and Jenna Rotoli; great-great grandchildren, Sophea Shaffer and Antonio Ortega Ramos; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. on August 19, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, with Rector Veronica Chappell officiating.

"Pop" was a true gentleman, a prankster and he loved a good joke. He was delighted to celebrate the holidays and picnics with his extended family. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

Crouse Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted:August 7, 2017




Larry N. Crider

Larry N. Crider, 73, of Williamsport, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services South.

Born August 12, 1943, in Virginia, he was a son of the late Norman J. and Julia C. (Cronister) Crider.

Larry was a 1962 graduate of South Williamsport High School. There he was a member of the vocal ensemble and the mixed choir. Pursing music further he was taught to play the organ by his music director, David Smith. He eventually played the organ for church services in Pennsylvania and in Florida.

He was a member of the former First Baptist Church, of Williamsport where from childhood up he sang in all the choirs. He sang for many years in the sanctuary choir of which for a while he was president and librarian. He also, for a period of time, directed the children’s choir.

He was also an associate member of Faith Baptist Church, of Homosassa Springs, Fla., where he was a member of the adult choir and assistant organist.

Two of his main interests were singing in gospel quartets and playing gospel music on the organ.

At one time he was on the bowling team for the First Baptist Church, of Williamsport and he was also a member of a camping club called Camp-A-Lot where he helped with the church services at camp.

Surviving are two aunts, Vivian Smith, of Fla. and Marian Sorensen, of Lock Haven; and several cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Larry will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to Faith Baptist Church, 6918 S. Spartan Ave., Homassassa, FL 34446 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted:August 4, 2017

Irma L. Wertman

Irma L. Wertman, of Muncy, formerly of Hughesville, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born February 27, 1926 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Merle and Irene (Kaetzel) Wishard. She married the late James A. Wertman Sr, who preceded her in death on March 27, 2013.

Irma loved word search puzzles, country and western music, and was an avid Boyd's Bear collector. She was a member of the Travelettes, an all-female baseball team from Hughesville. Above all Irma loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela S. (Mark) Hulyo of Muncy; a son, Dale J. (Diana) Wertman Sr. of Muncy; a sister, Viola Confer; eight grandchildren, Scott Wertman, Mechelle Marks, James Wertman, Dale Wertman Jr, Nicholas Hulyo, Mitchell Hulyo, Nathaniel Hulyo, and Peyton Hulyo; and six great-grandchildren.

In additition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James A. Wertman Jr.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O’Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 4, 2017

E. Idell Ludwig

E. Idell Ludwig, 80, of Montoursville, died on Aug. 3, 2017 at Manor Care North. She was the daughter of Alanson M. and Charlotte E. (Richards) Kittle.

She retired as a teacher from Lyter Elementary School, Montoursville School District, was a member of Allenwood Church, enjoyed raising and riding horses, her dogs, and was also a member of American Morgan Horse Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Allan E. Ludwig.

Idell is survived by a brother, Donald (Myral) Kittle of Linden.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Marty Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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


Posted:August 7, 2017




Bond “Dick” R. Brungard

Bond “Dick” R. Brungard, 82, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.  He and his wife the former Margaret “Peggy” A. Barnwell were married on April 4, 1959 and celebrated 58 years together. 

Dick was born in State College on June 19, 1935 and was the son of Bond L. and Gladys Houser Brungard . 

He was a 1953 graduate of South Williamsport High School.  Dick retired from Taynton Freight in 1985 after 25 years.  He also retired from the US Air Force as a Technical Sergeant after 21years of service to his country which included Desert Storm and Desert Shield.  He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Masonic Lodge 755, a life member of Watsontown American Legion, and Sampson Veterans Association.  He enjoyed traveling and his Boston Terrier, Abbi.

In addition to his wife, Peggy, Dick is survived by two sons, Bond J. (Katie) Brungard of Accord, NY and Gary Brungard of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Lukas, Thomas, Hannah and Tess; and his Boston Terrier Abbi. 

There will be a graveside service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Green Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand officiating. 

The family suggests memorial contributions in Dick’s name be made to a charity of one’s choice. 

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted:August 3, 2017

Joseph Michael Lumbis, Jr.

Joseph Michael Lumbis, Jr., 65, passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse
surrounded by his family on August 2, 2017 following a four year battle with
cancer. He was born in Williamsport on May 20, 1952 the son of the late
Joseph M, Lumbis and Jane Marie Moyer Lumbis.

He graduated from South Williamsport Area High School in 1970 and the
Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1972.

Joe was employed by Lycoming College for over thirty years. In addition to his "best job ever" as the equipment manager for the Warriors athletic department, Joe enjoyed antiquing and had an extensive collection of Aladdin oil lamps. He was also a Civil War buff.

Surviving are his mother Jane of Duboistown, his sister Dolores (Mark)
Conrad of Cogan House and his brother Anthony (Bibianna) Lumbis of
Watertown, NY.

"Uncle Joe" will also be sadly missed by his nephews and nieces: Lucas
Conrad of Duboistown; Matthew (Megan) Conrad and children Kallie, Sara and
Ben of Montoursville; Michael (Marci) Lumbis and children Emily, Elizabeth
and Michael of Watertown, NY; Christina (Dave) O'Neil and children Anna, Kate
and David of Watertown, NY; and Laura (Tom) Austin and children Hunter and
Rachel of Blythewood, SC.

Family and friends will be received between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at
Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, on Monday, August 7,
2017. A graveside service will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. As per Joe's wishes "to have a party" - the family would like to extend an invitation to friends and family to join them at a luncheon to celebrate Joe's life immediately following the graveside services. It will be held at the Duboistown United Methodist Church Social Hall, 133 Summer Street, Duboistown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to support Cancer Research at Geisinger Health System by sending checks, made payable to GHF, to: GHF, MC 25-76, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, or memorial donations may also be made online at https://donate.geisinger.org/.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted:August 3, 2017

Frederick M. Fox, Sr.

Frederick M. Fox, Sr., 66, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born August 25, 1950 in Williamsport, he was a son of Bernadine M. (Horton) Fox.

Fred worked for the City of Williamsport Streets and Parks Department for over 40 years. He enjoyed and cherished the time with his family, fishing, boating, camping, and playing cards.  He was known to make the best brownies and chocolate peanut butter fudge.

Surviving are his wife Gail S. (Fillman) Fox, whom he married November 20, 1976, a daughter Michelle L. Fox (Tyrone Cox) of Williamsport, a son Frederick M. Fox, Jr. (Deanna Cioffi) of Montoursville, three grandchildren Terrell M. Scott, Jayden T. Cox, and Mackenzie M. Fox, four step-grandchildren Zachery A. Cioffi, and Michael E., Calogero J. and Bianca M. Signor,  one step-great grandchild, a sister Patricia Richter of Lockwood, NY, a brother LeRoy “Doc” Fox (Kathy Santalucia) of Muncy, and several nieces and a nephew.

Fred was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Howard (Red) Richter.

In keeping with his family’s wishes services will be private.

Memorial donations in Fred’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com  


Posted:August 4, 2017

  




Janice Marie Cohen

Janice Marie Cohen died peacefully in Williamsport at the age of 78. She was born in Sunbury on September 26, 1938, the daughter of the late Raldo E. and D. Helen (Heim) Shipman.

Janice is survived by her husband, George; son, Daniel Cohen; daughter, Melinda Donegan and sisters, Theresa Beers and Merdyth Updegraff.

She graduated from Bucknell University in 1960. She married George Cohen on August 4th, 1962. They first met at Bucknell Band Camp. He was a scared freshman; she was a mature sophomore. The next school year, they started dating and were never apart from that day on. Their life together was a constant joy.

Janice’s life was dedicated to helping others. Janice moved to Williamsport in 1965 and she taught English in Montoursville. She maintained friendships with several former students from those days. Janice continued to help people through her lifetime of volunteer work as well as her close relationships with her many friends. Janice was a member of the Junior League of Williamsport, the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary, the Woman’s Club, and was a long time member of the Williamsport Home Board of Directors, where she served as President for several years.

The greatest joy of Janice’s life was her family - son Daniel, his wife Andrea and their daughters Amanda and Danielle; daughter, Melinda and her husband Joe - all of whom rallied around to give Janice great comfort in her final days.

Janice will also be remembered by her sister-in-law Beverly Strauss and husband Milton, as well as several nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 9 at Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport with Rev. Andrew France officiating. Friends and family will be received from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted:August 2, 2017

Louise Marie Cimabue

Louise Marie Cimabue passed peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. Born on January 29 , 1924 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Anselmo and Anna (Kiodo) Cupiccia. On June 22,1946 at the Mater Dolorosa Church, she married John J. Cimabue. Together they shared 67 years of marriage until his passing on November 3, 2013. They enjoyed many years of traveling in the US and abroad and spending a few winters in Florida. Louise was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Williamsport. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, dedicated to her family, faith and friends. She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Church and St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Louise always had a love for teaching children which resulted in over 20 years as an elementary Sunday School teacher at Mater Dolorosa Church. She also worked for 10 years for the South Williamsport School district in the school’s lunch program. Louise loved cooking and was an excellent baker, Italian cookies were her specialty. Louise also volunteered at the Divine Providence Hospital Gift Shop and was part of their Auxiliary. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Jean Cimabue of Santa Fe, NM, and John and Cindy Cimabue of Westminster, MD. Grandchildren, Alyssa(Scott) Hinton, Melanie(John) Moran, Jaclyn and Kelsea; great grandchildren Mackenzie and Cameron. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Leonarto and Louis Cupiccia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on .August 3, 2017 at St. Joseph’s the Worker Church at 10 am, with Father.Brian VanFossan officiating, Burial will follow at the Mt.Carmel Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, if you so wish, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or St. Joseph the Worker Parish. www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted:August 2, 2017

Steven W. Powell

Steven W. Powell, 55, of Williamsport died Saturday July 29, 2017. Services will be at the convenience of the family.  A full obituary can be found at www.SandersMortuary.com.


Posted:August 2, 2017




Vaughn E. Springman

Vaughn E. Springman, 65, of Williamsport, died on July 28, 2017 in Tannersville, PA. He was born Nov. 7, 1951 in Williamsport, a son of Arnold and Alice (Bosch) Springman.

Vaughn was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David and a sister, Beverly Simms.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sachiko; three sons, Mark A. (Amber) of Montoursville, Jonathon D. of Montoursville, and Daniel J. of Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Marissa, Gabriella, Zachary, and Sophia, and two sisters, Linda (Larry) Bair and Christine Hall both of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Pastor Jack J. Delaney officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lycoming Valley Baptist Missions, 4980 Lycoming Mall Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Audrey L. Dochter

Audrey L. Dochter, 96, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna. She was born February 9, 1921 in Williamsport a daughter of George F. and Mary L. Sadler Leutze.

Audrey retired from the Montoursville School District where she worked in food service. She was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church; had been a Cub Scout leader and was a member of the Williamsport class of 1938.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, George A. Dochter, and her brother Robert E. Leutze.

She is survived by her son, Richard G. (Carlene) Dochter of Lock Haven and her nieces, Karin L. Waugh and Laurie A. Miller.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 broad St. Montoursville with Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Friends will be received Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm St., Montoursville, PA 17754.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Mary Louise “Mare” Thomas

Mary Louise “Mare” Thomas, 56, of Unityville died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born April 11, 1961 in Alexandria Bay, NY, she was a daughter of Patricia (Streeter) Dennis, and the late Charles Leo Thomas. Mary was also the fiancée of Gordon E. Eichenlaub of Unityville.

Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, baking, playing cards, board games, and splitting wood. She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren, and making clothing for them.

Surviving, in addition to her mother and fiancé, are two daughters, Amber M. (Justin Faulstick) Thomas of Unityville, and Megan J. (Jordan) Uhl of Emmaus; a son, Michael A. (Crystal) Eichenlaub of Unityville; four grandchildren, Anna M. Thomas, Allen E. Faulstick, Kiara L. Uhl, Dakota M. Uhl; a sister, Jennifer D. Dennis of Millville; and two brothers, James D. Dennis II of Hughesville, and Jason D. Dennis of IA.

In addition to her father, Mary was preceded in death by her step-father, James D. Dennis Sr.

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

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

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


Posted:August 2, 2017




Janet Rae Houseknecht

Janet Rae Houseknecht, 88, of Hughesville, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born December 6, 1928 in Milton, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Harriet Rae (Hester) Nixon. Her husband of 60 years, Harley C. Houseknecht, preceded her in death on May 1, 2008.

Janet enjoyed watching game shows, Hallmark Movies, and playing Bingo. She also enjoyed word search puzzles.

Surviving are a daughter, Debra R. (Steven) Temple of Muncy; a son, H. Stephen (Cathy) Houseknecht of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Sean S. (Monique) Houseknecht, Ryann L. (Mark) Schultz, Carrie R. (Evan) Israelsky, and Shannon A. Temple; and three great-grandchildren, Alex R. Schultz, Casey R. Schultz, and Clara M. Houseknecht.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by two sisters, Maralouise Eckman, and Shirley Nixon; and a brother, John Nixon.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Janet to a charity of choice.

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


Posted: July 31, 2017


Ruth Marie Wert

Ruth Marie Wert, 89, formerly of Charles St., Williamsport, and a resident of Linden, passed away at home on Monday, July 31, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born in Altoona on Dec. 19, 1927, one of thirteen children.

She retired from the former Stroehmann’s Cake Shop on Washington Blvd. after 27 years. Ruth enjoyed bingo, roller skating and was a talented candy maker, especially peanut butter eggs.

Surviving are her children, Sandy Britton, of South Williamsport, Marty Wert Jr. (Chris) of Florida, Patty D’Alena (Ralph) with whom she lived, Ronald Wert Sr. (Nancy), of Woolrich, Terry Miller, of Linden; 15 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents; husband, Martin Wert Sr.; brothers; and sisters; a son, Thomas Wert Sr., preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park in Muncy.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


Posted:August 1, 2017

Bertha M. (Albright) Huff

Bertha M. (Albright) Huff, 91, of Lewisburg, formerly of Milton, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born on March 17, 1926 in White Deer and was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Esther (Schell) Albright.

On April 20, 1946 Bertha married the late Merrill Huff, Jr. and they celebrated 42 years of marriage together until his death on November 27, 1988. Bertha and Jim lived in Milton their entire marriage.

Bertha was a graduate of Watsontown High School Class of 1945. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton and was a volunteer at Evangelical Community Hospital where she earned her 7000-hour volunteer pin. She enjoyed traveling, camping all over the country in a tent, reading, quilting, sewing, bowling with her husband and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Bertha is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Harry A. and Faith Huff of Lewisburg, one daughter and son-in-law; Yolanda H. and Ronald Ruth of Montoursville, three grandchildren; Jacob A. and Jessica Huff, Megan E. Ruth and her companion Jade Badger and Sarah M. and Justin McIntyre, four great grandchildren; Kaleb and Kaeden Badger and Lillian and Parker McIntyre, one brother and sister-in-law; Dale and Shirley Albright of Florida and one sister Freda Albright of Watsontown.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bertha was preceded in death by one brother; Elwood Albright and six sisters; Isabel Nevel, Janet Welliver, Elnor LaForm, Doris Baumgartner, Phyllis Eisley and Amy Dreisbach.

In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, 18 Center Street, Milton, PA 17847 or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

A public viewing will be held from 10:00 – 11:00, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 with Pastor William McNeil of Bethany United Methodist Church, Milton officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia.

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Posted:August 1, 2017




Linnet M. Konkle

Linnet M. Konkle, 69, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 28, 2017. Surviving is her loving husband of 47 years, Thomas R. Konkle.

Born January 2, 1948 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Leslie McIlwain and Eunice (Lovejoy) McIlwain, of Ellenton.

Linnet graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with a nursing degree and found a passion in caring for others early on while working as a nurse at Divine Providence Hospital and Dr. Shue’s office. Linnet also worked at the Christian Light Book Store and volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital during retirement.

She attended Trinity United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting and knitting. Linnet was always giving of herself to help others in need. She sent handmade cards and caring thoughts to countless others throughout the years, spreading joy. Her pride and joy, however, was her family, as she loved her role being a mom and grandma.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is a son, Brian (Joy) Konkle of Littleton, CO; a daughter, Kimberly (David) Stark of Franklin, TN; six grandchildren, Lilly, Elijah, Amelia, and Micah Konkle of Littleton, CO, Ryne and Payton Stark of Franklin, TN; two sisters, Lucy Gibbs of Ellenton, Connie (John) Hess of Nescopeck; three brothers, Joseph (Donna) McIlwain, of Killeen, TX, Leon McIlwain of Hinesville, GA; and Keith McIlwain, of Great Falls, MT; two brothers-in-law, Ron (Carol) Konkle of Williamsport and Jerry Konkle (Linda Clark) of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews and many special friends whom Linnet helped care for.

A funeral service to honor the life of Linnet will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at Sanders. Burial will be private in Ellenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linnet’s name to American Cancer Society c/o Making Strides for Breast Cancer, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 31, 2017

Ida J. “Jane” Carn

Ida J. “Jane” Carn, 89, 631 Ames Place, Williamsport, passed away July 29, 2017 at Manor Care where she had been a resident since May.

Jane was born April 21, 1928, at Troy, PA, a daughter of the late George F. and Zada E. (Storrs) Kennedy. She is survived by sons James G. (Brenda), Williamsport, and Scott B. Carn, Muncy; her granddaughter, Jaime L. (Markus) Rybak and great grandchildren Emma O., Lukas D., and Gavin B. Rybak, South Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Carn, Jr., who died March 13, 1988 and by brothers, Frederick D., Harold E., George E. “Ed”, and Charles E. “Earl” Kennedy; by sisters, Helen O. Hewitt, and Lois M. Mitstifer. She is survived by sisters Erma D. Turner, Naples, FL, Mary L. (Robert) Bachman, Pine City, NY and a brother Marshall L. “Bud” Kennedy of Horseheads, NY.

Jane was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, was a 1946 graduate of Troy High School and retired as a certified nurse's aid from the Williamsport Home.

Jane enjoyed high school class reunions and annual Kennedy family reunions especially those that were held at her family's ancestral home, established in 1823, north of Troy. She loved reading, cooking, baking, working crossword puzzles, all kinds of music, especially country music, and keeping up with her great grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed traveling in her retirement years and became an avid walker.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m.Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Pastor Jay E. Jones of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, officiating. Family and friends will be received prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Children's Development Center, 625 W Edwin St.,Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 31, 2017

Bruce L. Frymire, Jr.

Bruce L. Frymire, Jr., 91, of South Williamsport, completed his life on earth at The Park Home Meadows on July 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He is now present with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Born at the Frymire Farm in Cascade Township February 21, 1926, “Bud” was the son of Bruce L. Frymire, Sr., and Mary J. McConnell Frymire. Bruce wed Ruth E. Cavanaugh on June 12, 1947, at Eagle Church on Blooming Grove Road; they celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Bruce attended the one-room Wallis Run #2 country school where his mother taught. In 1942, he graduated from the academic program at Montoursville High School where he participated in Future Farmers of America.

After helping his dad reap the summer harvest, “Bud” was hired at age 16 by Williamsport Furniture Company formerly located on Center Street; he then became a shipping clerk with Stroehmann Brothers cake division.

At age 17, Bruce was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps Reserves. Three weeks after his 18th birthday, he was called to active duty and, following basic training at Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi, he served in Okinawa, Japan, and was honorably discharged near the end of World War II.
Bruce worked his way up through the ranks at Stroehmann (now Bimbo) for the next 43 years. As Personnel Manager, he gave many area residents their first job. Upon retirement from the bakery, he continued part time employment with Grit Publishing Company and Norcen Industries for more than a decade.

Surviving are sons Ronald W. (Lea) Frymire and Thomas A. Frymire of Cogan Station, Brian K. (Jeanne McCaslin) Frymire of Trout Run, his devoted daughter Cheryl A. Frymire of South Williamsport, grandsons Nathan T. Frymire and Adam M. (Allison) Frymire, granddaughter Megan J. (Wade) Pryor; and great grandsons Wyatt, Wesley and Jensen Pryor. Bruce was lovingly revered as Pap by cousin Karen Kessler, Jeanne McCaslin and her daughters Darena and Megan, and Darena’s son Noah. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sisters Ruth Ann Frymire and Carolyn I. (C. Lamar) Betts.

Bruce was a member of Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church and also attended services at Heshbon United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with John F. Laedlein Lodge #707. He served many years in numerous community organizations including president of the Williamsport Area Management Club, YMCA membership chairman, the local state employment office advisory council and various roles in other fraternal and civic groups. He was a past president of the Lycoming County Beekeepers Association and helped organize the local chapter of Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association.

Known far and wide as an avid naturalist and outdoorsman, Bruce invested much of his avocational and recreational hours growing and grafting trees, vegetable and flower gardening, beekeeping, fishing, trapping and hunting primarily at “The Lot” he owned along Lycoming Creek and, at the family homestead, he also raised sheep and other livestock. His various exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and area County Fairs earned hundreds of awards over more than 40 years.

Bruce and Ruth, besides enjoying square dancing when they were physically able, spent roughly two decades camping throughout the state in their 28-foot travel trailer with fellow recreational vehicle enthusiasts.

A stranger to virtually no one, Bruce will be remembered for his humility and his devotion to his family. He maintained connections with people through playing cards and bingo and spending his twilight hours exchanging emails with family and friends. He will be missed by many friends throughout the world.

A life celebration service will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 2, at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church, 656 West Creek Road, Hepburnville. Visitation will begin at 4 pm prior to the service. Robert Wallace, pastor of Heshbon United Methodist Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wallis Run United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: July 31, 2017




Ellen Louise Heim Davis

Ellen Louise Heim Davis, 87, of Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. "Ted" Davis.

Born May 21, 1930, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William E. Heim and Kathryn Elizabeth Mincemoyer.

Ellen was a 1948 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was a respected local Realtor for many years. She was a Licensed Realtor with Betty Steinbacher Real Estate where she was a member of the Lycoming County Board of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Ellen and her husband Ted Davis, a local photographer, were also real estate investors.

Although Ellen was an active Real Estate Agent for many years, she developed a special interest in Real Estate Appraising and continued her education to become a Licensed Real Estate Broker and then earned the coveted nationally recognized designation of SRA. She was one of only 3 appraisers in Lycoming County to have acquired that special professional designation at that time. She owned and operated Ellen H. Davis Appraisals for many years out of the Ted Davis Studios on Hepburn Street in Williamsport where she worked alongside her husband of more than 50 years before his death in 2008 ended that marital union.

Surviving are a niece, several nephews, several cousins and many dear and close friends.

At Ellen's request, there will be no visitation and the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.


Posted: July 28, 2017

Beverly Claire Pfeil

Beverly Claire Pfeil, 79, of Hughesville, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Arista Care, Loyalsock.

Born June 23, 1938 in Madison, WI, she was a daughter of the late Burdella Pleus.

Beverly enjoyed knitting, crafts and crossword puzzles.

Surviving are a daughter, Sheryl L. (Dave) Stahlnecker of Hughesville; and two grandchildren, Noah R. Stahlnecker and Kayla M. Stahlnecker, both of Hughesville

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: July 31, 2017

Norma R. Miller

Norma R. Miller, 92, of Muncy and formerly of Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Muncy Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. Surviving is her son William (Laurie) Miller, of Muncy. In keeping with her wishes, services will be held privately.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: July 31, 2017




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.


Posted: July 28, 2017

Jean D. (Gorney) Myers

Jean D. (Gorney) Myers, 86, of Bloomsburg, formerly of Williamsport, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danville, where she was a resident for the past three and a half years. 

Jean was born on August 28, 1930 in Nanticoke and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Augustyniak) Gorney. She graduated from Nanticoke High School. Jean was married for 55 years to her childhood sweetheart, the late Raymond A. Myers, until his death in October 2005. Jean dedicated much of her adult life to raising her family of seven children. She later worked outside the home in several clerical positions, including serving as the secretary for the Curriculum Directors for the Williamsport Area School District, for 15 years prior to retiring in 1986. Jean was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Bloomsburg.  Jean was extremely creative and had many hobbies. In her earlier years, she spent her spare time learning and creating a wide variety of seasonal crafts, as well as sewing clothes for her children and dolls. In her later years, she enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls and Barbie dolls. Jean was also well known for her “green thumb”, and could grow just about anything! She loved gardening in her private greenhouse and her yard was always lush and vibrant with color throughout the seasons.

Jean is survived by her seven children, who are named in order from the oldest to youngest: Donna J. Fosselman of Montoursville, Cathy J. Hobensack (husband, Scott) of Long Beach Island, NJ, Gary R. Myers (wife, Deborah) of Watsontown, Randy W. Myers (wife, Vicki) of Muncy, Brenda J. Monick (husband, John) of Bloomsburg, Dennis G. Myers (wife, Dawn) and Jeffrey J. Myers (wife Donna), both of Montoursville. She has been blessed with 14 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 24-40 years old. They include Patrick, Mitchell and Nicholas McMunn, Brian Hobensack, Stephanie (Hobensack) Shreckengast, Eric Hobensack, Kimberly (Myers) Hunter, Melissa (Myers) Stutzman, Laura (Myers) Treas, Amanda Schoffstall, Alyssa Schoffstall, Aaron Monick, Matthew Myers, and Angela (Myers) Rhone. At last count, Jean has 17 great-grandchildren ranging in ages from 9 months-old to 20 years-old. She also has three step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two sisters; Theda Hildenberger, Tarpon Springs, Florida, and Nonee Siergiej, Birmingham, Alabama.

There will be a public viewing 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m.  The Reverend Tim Hartzel will officiate the service.  A private family interment will be held in the Nanticoke Cemetery on Monday morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Please send condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: July 28, 2017

Clarence R. “Ralph” McErn

Clarence R. “Ralph” McErn, 69, of Williamsport died Monday, July 24, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport.

Born September 8, 1947 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Virginia M. Fishburn McErn.

Ralph retired from the maintenance department at Lycoming College. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Citizens Fire Department of South Williamsport.
He is survived by his sisters, Donna (Glenn) Laughrey and Mary (James) Watt both of Williamsport, eight nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his companion, Donna Smaltz, and siblings, Joseph Passuello, Mildred Ward and Donald McErn.

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

Memorial Contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to the South Williamsport Fire Department, 573 Hastings Street, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: July 28, 2017




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


Posted: July 28, 2017

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.


Posted: July 28, 2017




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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

www.crousefuneralhome.com.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, William