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Annabel J. Hepburn

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 15, 2017

Lehman Elwood “Pete” Myers

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

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

The Myers resided for many years in Loyalsock Township.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 15, 2017

 



Robert C. "Bob" Prettyman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: December 15, 2017

Anne Rosato

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


Posted: December 15, 2017

Warren L. Marshall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 15, 2017




William L. Harris

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 13, 2017

Ellsworth Robert "Bob" Vollmer

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 13, 2017

Cecelia M. Tironie

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 14, 2017




Mary E. Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Arlena A. Stackhouse

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 12, 2017

James (Jim) Francis Morris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 13, 2017

 




Echo L. Harper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Allen E. Malick

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

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 12, 2017

Gary A. Roupp

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

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

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

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by his father Grant Roupp.

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com.


Posted: December 12, 2017





Kenneth E. “Kenny” Reeder

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 12, 2017

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Emerick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 12, 2017

Mitchel D. Murray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 12, 2017




Wanda Y. (Glidewell) Eichenlaub

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Antoinette Casale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: December 7, 2017

Mary L. Bowersox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 7, 2017




Helen L. Packard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Fay L. Stonge

Fay L. Stonge, 70, of Linden died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her residence.

Born February 1, 1947 in Williamsport, She was a daughter of the late Chester R. and Muriel L. Ely Kahle.

Fay was a 1965 graduate of Montgomery High School and also a graduate of Empire Beauty School.

She retired as a Program Aide from Hope Enterprise after 17 years of service. Fay and her husband Gary were foster parents to more than 30 Children over a 10 year period. Fay was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Fay loved cats, Elvis music, collecting antiques, going to drag races with her husband and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gary L. Stonge; children Bethany Michelle Stonge, Gary E. (Sherry) Stonge and Jamie L. (Andrea T.) Stonge all of Montoursville, grandchildren Travis J. and Ashley N. Bastian, Brandon L. (Alissa) Stonge, Colin H. Stonge, Ashley Schrecongost, Tanner Rogers, Chelsea M. Stonge and Zachary D. Stonge, great grandchildren, Neveah, Julia and Alayna and a sister, Betty Jane Kahle.

A funeral service to honor the life of Fay will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. with Rev. David K. Bixler, officiating. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Fay’s name may be made to the Susquehanna Health Cancer Center C/O the Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Edward H. “Eddie” Kuterbach

Edward H. “Eddie” Kuterbach, 68, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born August 22, 1949 in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Caroline (Hoffhacher) Kuterbach. He married the former Florence A. Bomboy, and together they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Eddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed golfing, but one of his greatest joys was spending time with his adopted grandchildren, Nadia, Ethan, and Keegan..

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Traci Oxenford of Pittsburgh, and Heather Wrage of Pottstown; two sons, Timothy George of Berwick, and Edward J. (Alicia) Kuterbach of Douglassville; three sisters, Donna, Cathy, and Christine Kuterbach all of Pottstown; a brother, James Kuterbach of VA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Todd George.

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

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


Posted: December 6, 2017




Brenda Sue (Klotz) Swope

Brenda Sue (Klotz) Swope, 63, of Williamsport, passed away at her residence on Monday, December 4, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was married to Michael P. Swope, who survives, on February 27, 1986 and they have celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Brenda was born in Williamsport on September 22, 1954 and was the daughter of the late Herbert and Rosella (Cox) Klotz. She graduated from S. Williamsport High School in 1972 and had worked at Santander Bank, retiring in 2010. She enjoyed shopping, decorating her home, visiting her sister Nancy in Florida, trips to New York City and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband Michael, she is survived by three sons; Jason Beach Miller (Dr. Matthew Miller) of Bethlehem, Samuel Swope of Williamsport and Shane Swope of Dunmore, one daughter; Heather Merrill (Nathan) of Trout Run, eight grandchildren, three brothers; Keith Klotz (Pamela) of Linden, Ronald Klotz of Lewistown and Timothy Klotz of Williamsport, three sisters; Nancy Chatley of Daytona Beach, FL, Terry Hill of Montoursville and Beverly Marquardt (Ernie) of Muncy, one step-son; Jeremiah Swope of Vista, CA, one step-daughter; Jennifer Luera (Gavino) of Vista, CA, mother-in-law; Ann Swope of Williamsport, sister-in-law; Wilma Reeder of Williamsport, and her beloved dogs; Emmy and Roxie.

There will be a public viewing 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 and again 10 – 11 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday. Pastor Dorothy Anderson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Geisinger Home Health & Hospice, c/o Geisinger Health Foundation, GHF-MC 25-76m 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Joyce K. (Albertson) McQuillen

Joyce K. (Albertson) McQuillen, 90, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.

She was married to the late Lloyd J. McQuillen for 63 years until his death in 2011.

Joyce was born on February 23, 1927 in Dewart and was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Jennie A. (Rickert) Albertson. She graduated from Watsontown High School in 1945 and then Nursing School at Muncy Valley. Joyce had worked GTE Sylvania in Montoursville and retired in 1987. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville and the Quarter Century Club at Sylvania. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and watching sports on television.

Joyce is survived by one son; L. Joseph “Joe” McQuillen, II (Michele) of Montoursville, one daughter; Denise E. Koch (Robert) of Montoursville, two grandchildren; Meghan McQuillen and Katy McQuillen, both of Montoursville and one sister; Myra E. Wagner of Santa Clara, California.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are being handle by Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: December 6, 2017

Grace E. Rizzo

Grace E. Rizzo, 70, of Williamsport, died peacefully Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born December 10, 1946 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of John R. and Dorothy (Shaible) Tilburg.

Grace was a 1964 graduate of Montgomery High School. Following her graduation from high school, she began her lifelong career at Little League International where she worked for the last 53 years and currently was employed as executive secretary. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Elimsport, and was part of the “Helping Hands Group “at church. Grace enjoyed reading and sewing. She was committed to her daily devotional and Bible study.

Surviving are her mother Dorothy of Elimsport, a sister Gloria Dieffenbacher (Rodnie) of Montoursville, step-sons Anthony R. Rizzo, Sr. and Franklin L. Rizzo, Jr., many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and also all of her “Little League Family“ who she loved so dearly.

In addition to her father she was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years Franklin L. Rizzo, Sr. in 1993.

A funeral service to honor the life of Grace will be held 11:30 Friday December 8 at St. John’s United Methodist Church 715 Pikes Peak Road Elimsport, with Pastor Michael A. Hill officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s U.M.C.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made to the St. John’s U.M.C. 715 Pikes Peak Road Allenwood, PA 17810 or Susquehanna Health Foundation c/o The Gatehouse 1001 Grampian Blvd Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: December 6, 2017




Joseph L. Hensel

Joseph L. Hensel, 94, of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

Born on September 8, 1923 in Ramey, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Anna F. Kost Hensel.

Joseph was a 1941 graduate of Bigler Township High School.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served in the European Theatre during World War II.

On September 17, 1955 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Renovo, Father Hipp united Joseph and the former Pauline M. Gutt in marriage.

For over 31 years Joseph was employed as a Prudential Life Insurance agent, retiring in 1983.

Joseph was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish where he sang in the St. Agnes Church Choir, served nine years on the Parish Council, and was active in the annual St. Agnes Fair.

He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1951 while living in Renovo and later became a member of the Lock Haven branch. He held various positions including Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Trustee, and Treasurer.

Joseph was an avid blood donor.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Pauline M. Hensel of Lock Haven; his daughter, Marie Elise Hensel of Mill Hall; a nephew; and four nieces.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Sister M. Noreen, SND, Margaret Hanzel, and Mary Snyder and a brother, George Hensel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery, Lock Haven.

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


Posted: December 5, 2017


Margaret L. “Peggy” Wert

Margaret L. “Peggy” Wert, 80, of 92 Barton St., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Peggy was born in Malden, Massachusetts on April 27, 1937, the daughter of the late Vincent and Elizabeth M. Malaison LeBlanc.

She was a graduate of Chatham High School of Chatham, Massachusetts.

On September 1, 1956 in Malden, Massachusetts Peggy married C. Wayne Wert whom survives.

She was employed as a seamstress at the Woolrich Woolen Mills Avis plant for many years before her retirement.

Peggy was an active member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ and enjoyed preparing pumpkin rolls and hoagies for their fundraising events.

Peggy was an avid sewer and baker and was proud to have been a loyal blood donor throughout her life. Following retirement she volunteered on a weekly basis at the Salvation Army of Lock Haven. She also served as Judge of Elections for the Lock Haven Fifth Ward for many years. Most of all, Peggy adored the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Timothy (Amy) of Dallastown, Pamela (William) Herman of Lock Haven, Daniel (Sabrina) of Pleasant Gap and Peter (Bree) of Lock Haven; two brothers, Edward and John LeBlanc, both of Massachusetts; fourteen grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth LeBlanc.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 5 to 8p.m. at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, corner of Water and Vesper St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.

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

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


Posted: December 5, 2017

Edith T. Anderson

Edith T. Anderson, 97, of Williamsport passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Rose View Center. She was born to proud Swedish parents the late Bernt L. and Elizabeth Runquist Anderson, December 23, 1919 in Renovo.

Edith was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and had retired as an operator for the former Bell Atlantic and was a member of its Bell Pioneers. She enjoyed bowling, traveling, picnics, baking, sharing time with family and friends, and was a fabulous cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Lynn Bartoletti of Corona-Delmar, Calif.

The funeral service will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. James E. West officiating. Interment will be private in North Bend Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: December 6, 2017




Jay A. Brungard

Jay A. Brungard, 68, of Dunnstown passed to the heavenly farm on Sunday, December 3, 2017 after decades of walking the fields and hunting the woods at the family farm.

Born on February 24, 1949 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Rodgers H. and Jean L. Mauck Brungard.

Jay was a 1967 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

He then served in the United States Army from 1968 until 1972 after which he attended Nathaniel Hawthorne College, graduating with a degree in Business Administration.

By trade, Jay was a computer programmer.

He was a member of the Salona Lutheran Church.

Jay was an active member of the Southern Clinton County Sportsmens Association, the Bald Eagle Rifle League, and the local camera and coin clubs. He also participated in the Lock Haven High School Class of ‘67 activities.

He was a competitive shooter and impacted the lives of many youth by teaching them the skill of shooting.

Jay enjoyed photography as well as coin collecting.

Surviving is his mother, Jean L. Brungard of Rote; a son, Richard (Jennifer) Brungard of Wernersville; a daughter, Tess (Jason) Wittler of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Randy (Nicole) Brungard of Marsh Creek; a sister, Linda (Kenneth) Hinton of Rote; and three grandchildren: Keyland, Collin, and Christopher.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rodgers H. Brungard.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 PM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Russell Moldovan officiating. Private burial will take place at Schenck’s Cemetery, Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Clinton County Sportsmens Association, 55 S. Sportsmans Rd., Loganton, Pa 17747, to promote youth in the outdoors.

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


Posted: December 5, 2017

Deloris M. Lewis

Deloris M. Lewis, 83, of Williamsport, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in her home. Surviving is her husband of 64 years, Roy G. Lewis Sr.

Born May 21, 1934, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Floyd V. and Dorothy O. (Greenawalt) Holmes Sr.

Deloris was a loving mother who adored her family. She loved to shop, make crafts and enjoyed playing cards. She treasured her role as a mother and even more as a grandmother.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, Roy G. Lewis Jr. (Gail), Mary Lewis-Hamman (Sam), all of Williamsport, Connie Lewis-Schell (Robert), of Jersey Shore, Dorothy Lewis-Mayer (Michael), and Keith Lewis (Bobbi) all of Williamsport; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd V. Holmes Jr. (Judy), of Bethlehem, Larry R. Holmes of Petal, MS; sister-in-law Connie Holmes, of Muncy; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved beagle dog, Abby.

Deloris was preceded in death by a son, Dennis R. Lewis; a grandson, Brendon M. Nelson; and three brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Mark Holmes.

A funeral service to honor the life of Deloris will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.
Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at Sanders.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Deloris's name to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
The family would like to thank the entire team from Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Deloris.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: December 5, 2017

Elizabeth H. Wein

Elizabeth H. Wein, 96, of Williamsport, died peacefully at her daughter’s home on Sunday December 3rd 2017.

Born February 4, 1921 in Arnot, she was the daughter of Harry and Ethel (Landis) Roupp. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Gilmore J. Wein in 1983, a son Roger A. Wein in 2004, and two brothers, Lloyd and Paul Roupp.

Elizabeth was an office secretary for 28 years at Chemcoat in Montoursville and also had worked at Williamsport Paper Box. She enjoyed reading and crocheting. Elizabeth enjoyed being around people and spending time with her family.

Surviving are a daughter Dorothy Y. van Valkenburg of Williamsport, four grandchildren, Wendy Armes, Daniel van Valkenburg, Linda Shultz, and Elisabeth van Valkenburg, four great- grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and three nieces.

A funeral service to honor the life of Elizabeth will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7 at Community Baptist Church 1853 State Route 87 Montoursville. A viewing will be held from 1:30-2 p.m. Thursday at Community Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Community Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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Posted: December 5, 2017




G. Schuyler Ramm

G. Schuyler Ramm, 91, of Lock Haven passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on November 28, 1926 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late George and Grace Schuyler Ramm.

Schuyler graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1945.

He then served in the United States Navy as a Corpsman during WWII and the Korean War.

On February 7, 1948, he married the love of his life, the former Geraldine Kemmerer, who survives.

Schuyler attended Eckel’s College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia.
After graduating, he worked as a funeral director in St. Mary’s. He then was employed at the John Yost Funeral Home in Lock Haven before purchasing the Ramm Funeral Home in Loganton in 1957, retiring from there after 33 years of serving the Loganton community. During this time, Schuyler also owned and operated Ramm Monuments for 20 years.

Schuyler was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.

Active in the community, he was a charter member of the Sugar Valley Lions Club, a past Sugar Valley School District School Board member, a member of both the Lafayette Blue Lodge of Williamsport and Altoona Jaffa Shrine for over 70 years, and was active in the Loganton United Methodist Church.

After retiring, Schuyler volunteered for many years at Meals on Wheels in Lock Haven, enjoying the many people he interacted with there.

In addition to his wife, Geraldine Ramm, he is survived by his daughter, Sherry R. (Robert) Holler of Pottstown; two grandchildren, Matthew (Michelle) Holler and Amanda (Scott) Holler Weiss; and four great grandchildren: Ethan Kent, Joseph Holler, Claire Holler, and Zachary Schuyler Weiss.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Ramm.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 637 Island Rd., Lock Haven with Rev. Roger Yoder and Rev. Kenneth Guisewite officiating. Private burial will take place at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friend and family will be received at the church on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 7 until 9 P.M.

Memorial contributions in Schuyler’s name may be made to either the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa 15213, Clinton County S.P.C.A., 33 Mill Hill Rd., Lock Haven, Pa 17745, or Liberty United Methodist Church, 21 Hickory Dr., Lock Haven, Pa 17745.

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

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


Posted: December 4, 2017

Samuel William Hessert, Sr.

Samuel William Hessert, Sr., 76, of Williamsport, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, December 2.

Sam was born in Williamsport on September 13, 1941, the youngest of three sons born to Henry William and Esther Nichols Hessert. He attended South Williamsport Area High School and graduated from the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1960.

After graduation, Sam worked for Miles Shoes in Williamsport and Pottstown and Irvin’s Shoes in Williamsport. He then embarked on a lengthy career as an electrician, first for a brief stint with Bob Ambrovich, then for nearly three decades with Bethlehem Steel, and finally under his own shingle as the owner of Residential Electric. He also worked part-time for Lyco Lighting, TransPly, and Hope Enterprises before his retirement.

Sam was a past member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was a former volunteer for the Williamsport Emergency Management Agency, Citizens’ Fire Department in South Williamsport, and the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Department. As a teenager, he was one of the first individuals to complete Citizens’ junior firefighter training; in 2009, Old Lycoming presented him with the fire department’s Outstanding Fire Police Service Award.

Sam was a lifelong member of Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, where he proudly shared his faith in God and love of music with so many. It was also there on March 16, 1963, that he married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Carol (Moore) Hessert.

In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by his four children: son, S. William Hessert, Jr. (married to Jennifer) of Port Matilda; daughter Elise Braden (married to Rick) of South Orange, New Jersey; daughter Sharon Davidson (married to Randy) of Glenmoore; and daughter Pam Eveleth (married to Mike) of Williamsport. He is also survived by his six grandchildren: Zachary (married to Karen), Max (engaged to Alanna), Aaron, and Grant Braden, and Hunter and Blaise Davidson; his great-grandchild, Bradley Davidson; nephews Mark and Donald “Buddy” Hessert; nephews Michael and Timothy Sobers; and niece Mary Sobers Cordner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Donald and Philip; his nephew, Matthew Hessert; and his niece Deborah Hessert Bower.

Sam was a proud, loving man – someone who wouldn’t think twice about giving a total stranger the shirt off his back, even if it was the only shirt he owned. He will be missed greatly by the friends and family who loved him deeply and to whom he taught many life lessons, up to and including the moment he took his last breath.

Funeral services for Sam will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard Street, South Williamsport, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6; a public visitation will take place at the church preceding the funeral from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Interment will follow the services at Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sam’s memory can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church or to Susquehanna Home Health Care and Hospice Williamsport, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation , 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.


Posted: December 5, 2017

Steven J. Sutherlan

Steven J. Sutherlan, 62, of Cogan Station, died November 30, 2017 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born July 4, 1955 in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of James R. and Patricia L. Sutherlan.

Steve had several vocational interests that he enjoyed, including rehabilitating abused horses, his music and working with challenged youth. Most recently, Steve worked with Community Services Group in Williamsport, PA for 12 years. His caring, dedication, calm and concerned nature enabled Steve to be very successful working with challenging students in schools, and children in their homes with mental health and Autism diagnoses.

Steve volunteered to work in summer camps and between-school-year programs, frequently using his musical ability to sooth, entertain, and bring joy to the children. While continuing to work with children, Steve also dedicated himself to entertaining the elderly by visiting many facilities within the state, caring for them by playing and singing requested generational music with his guitar and ukulele.

Steve will be sadly missed by all those he touched.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: December 5, 2017




Doris M. Lauchle

Doris M. Lauchle, 93, of Montoursville, passed December 1, 2017 at AristaCare in Loyalsock. She was born January 17, 1924 in Upper Fairfield Twp., a daughter of the late Howard H. and Emma J. (Irion) Yonkin.

She was a member of Heilman United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a former 4-H Club leader, attended Bethel United Metodist Church, was involved in many community activities and had touched the lives of many.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Morton E. “Dutch” Lauchle; sons, Rev. Paul A. Lauchle and Craig M. Lauchle; son-in-law, David A. DeWire; a grandson, David A. “Cody” DeWire II and four siblings, Cleon and Lawrence Yonkin, Estella Hall, and Hilda Martin Stover.

Surviving are daughters, Emily L. DeWire of Eagles Mere, Doreen (Anthony) Mileto of Williamsport, and Lila Lauchle, her caregiver, of Montoursville; a daughter-in-law, Kathleen Jeskie Lauchle of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, Rachael Trump, Korie DeWire Lambert, Tara, Matthew, Mary, and Mark Lauchle, Donald Frantz, and Madelyn Mileto Howe and many great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held, 7 p.m., Monday, December 4, 2017 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with Rev. Ronald G. Montgomery officiating. A viewing will be held for friends and family from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heilman United Methodist Church, c/o Marian Plank, 1462 Kehrer Hill Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754 and if you can spare the change, please donate to the Salvation Army Kettle.


Posted: December 1, 2017

Barbara C. Smith

Barbara C. Smith, 85, of Williamsport and Lakeland Fla, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born June 22, 1932 in Loyalsock Twp. a daughter of Raymond and Katie Knapp Casselberry.

Barbara retired in 1991 from the former Bell Telephone and was a member of its Bell Pioneers. Throughout the years she was a Sunday School teacher and led many Bible Studies. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Williamsport. She enjoyed sewing, needle crafts, reading, doing word puzzles, shopping, (especially on the internet), family gatherings, and her favorite activity was going to lunch with her girls ending the meals with her favorite, chocolate cake.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; son, William N. Smith III, brother, Clifford Casselberry and sisters, Florence Green, and Carrabelle Hunter.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years William N. Smith, Jr.; daughters, Betsy S. (John) Dick of Jersey Shore, Bonnie K. (Steven) Reeder of Montoursville and Barbie (Curt) Martz of Bloomsburg; brother, Raymond Casselberry Jr. of Williamsport; sisters, Kathryn Bowman of Williamsport and Dorothy Walker of Coraopolis; 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Kenton L. Hunt and Barbara’s grandson Matthew M. Dick officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


Posted: December 4, 2017

Dale L. Smith, Sr.

Dale L. Smith, Sr., 80, of Jersey Shore, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

He was born on October 1, 1937 in Jersey Shore and was the son of the late Charles and Laura (Clauson) Smith. He worked as a butcher as well as being self employed and ran a wide load escort service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed competitive shooting. Dale loved traveling and spending time with his family.

Dale is survived by his six children; Dale L. Smith, Jr. (Faye) of Jersey Shore, Barbara A. Fulkrod (Ray) of Millsboro, DE, Douglas M. Smith of Jersey Shore, Jennifer J. Locey (Mickey) of Montoursville, Daniel S. Smith (Debra) of Windsor and Emily J. Bryant (Chuck) of Salladasburg, one step-son; Terry Karichner (Sue) of Jersey Shore, 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and one sister; Erma Hurlbutt of Jersey Shore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Armina J. Smith, one grandson; Joshua G. Larue Fulkrod and numerous siblings.

There will be a public viewing 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017 and again 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, where the funeral will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001, Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701; and make note on contribution for The Gatehouse.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com


Posted: December 4, 2017




C. Lamont "Monty" Wallis

C. Lamont "Monty" Wallis, 86, of Moreland Twp. died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy. His wife of 64 years, Ruth A. (Bogart) Wallis, preceded him in death on May 22, 2017.

Born December 18, 1930, in Moreland Twp., he is the son of the late Harley LaRue and Eleanor Mae (Gottschall) Wallis. He was a graduate of Muncy High School. When Lamont was a young man, he worked at the Smith-Wallis Grist Mill for many years. He also worked at Modecraft Manufacturing of Muncy, Moreland Township as a Supervisor, and for the State of Pennsylvania. Lamont and his wife Ruth owned and operated a dairy farm in Moreland Twp., and were members of the Dairymen's League, now Dairylea. Lamont was a member of Moreland Baptist Church, the Canusargo Grange, Muncy Lodge #299 F.&A.M., the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed collecting farm toys.

Surviving is a daughter, Joyce I. (Robert) Peterman of Muncy; two sons, Keith L. (Ann) Wallis of Muncy, Michael J. (Lori) Wallis of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Brenda, Heather, and Corey Peterman, Robert (Amy) Wallis, Michael (Caroline) Wallis II, Ariel Wallis; two great grandchildren, Karlee Wallis and Michela Peterman; and sister: Loretta (Bob) Raup of Muncy.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Lee R. Wallis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with his pastor, Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. At the conclusion of the visitation Canusargo Grange services will be held, followed by Masonic Funeral Services by Muncy Lodge No. 299 F.&A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lamont's name to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


Posted: December 1, 2017

Gladys E. Ditty

Gladys E. Ditty, 96 of Loyalsock passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center.  Her husband Elmer L. Ditty passed away in 2008. 

She was born on April 25, 1931 in Williamsport and was a daughter of Boyd B. and Harriet J. Marr Rupert. 

Gladys was a homemaker.  She was a 1938 graduate of Turbotville High School and is the last serving class member.  She is a member of Northway Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed puzzles and socializing with fellow residents. 

She is survived by a son, William R. (Lee Ann) Ditty of S. Williamsport; a sister, Helen Neyhard of Milton; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.   She was predeceased by a daughter Carol A. Poorman in 1992. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Gladys’s name be made to Northway Presbyterian Church or to American Cancer Society.  

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: December 1, 2017

Iva V. Koch

Iva V. Koch, 81, of Williamsport, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Sarah (Oerely) Grimes.

Iva was employed at various restaurants as a waitress over the years. She enjoyed crafts, restoring old things to new, flower gardening and was a faithful and devoted Christian.

Surviving are eight children, Grant James Koch, of Williamsport, Wayne Allen Koch (Yvonne), of Williamsport, Lori Ann Berninger, of Williamsport, Craig Alan Koch, of Williamsport, Steven LeRoy Koch (Beverly), of Scranton, Keith Michael Koch (Jeanne), of Williamsport, Kevin Michael Koch (Tammy), of Williamsport, and Wade Edward Tilburg (Patricia), of Cogan Station; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Grimes, of Williamsport and Francis Grimes, of Hughesville; a sister, Sarah Gray (Bobby), of Picture Rocks; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Lee Koch; a granddaughter, Iva V. Berninger; a brother, Beneval Grimes; and two sisters, Lillian Grimes and June Wertman.

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: December 1, 2017




Douglas C. Houck

Douglas C. Houck, 67, of Dushore, died Monday, November 27, 2017, as a result of injuries he sustained from a motor vehicle accident.

Born October 20, 1950 in Narvon, he was a son of the late Richard B. and Alice P. (Fisher) Houck.

Doug was employed with BJ Baldwin Electric and retired in 2014 from Williamsport Electric after having worked there for 38 years. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marines, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, where he currently served as first vice president.

An avid Eagles and Phillies fan, Doug also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. However, one of his greatest joys was spending time with his four grandsons; they meant the world to him.

Surviving are two sons, Randy A. (Tara) Houck and Nathan C. (Amber) Strain, both of Dushore; a sister, Linda Ruoss of Frankfort, DE; two brothers, Dale (Zina) Houck and Glenn (Alta) Houck both of Narvon; and four grandchildren, Jeremy A. Houck, Jared D. Houck, Ethan C. Strain, and Marshall C. Strain, all of Dushore.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life on Sunday, December 10, starting at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to American Legion Post 601, 1433 Champion Hill Rd., Muncy Valley, PA 17758 or the Sullivan County Recreation Association, P.O. Box 307, Laporte, PA 18626.

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

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


Posted: November 30, 2017

Steven L. Sims

Steven L. Sims, 59, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Steve was born on September 12, 1958 at Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia. He and his wife, the former Carol Taylor, celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2017.

Steve was a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and listening to classic rock and roll music.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Dana Sims of York, PA and Brooke and husband Kane Rowles of South Williamsport, PA. Steve is also survived by his grandson, Atticus Rowles.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to send an e-condolence or sign the guest book.


Posted: November 30, 2017

Lois M. Jacobs

Lois M. Jacobs, 97, of Castanea passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on October 30, 1920 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Hazel Brown Emert.

She was a 1938 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

In 1941 she married the love of her life, Glenn A. Jacobs, with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing on December 26, 1995.

Lois was a member of the Castanea United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed making crafts and reading.

Lois was a longtime volunteer at the Lock Haven Hospital Gift Shop.

She cherished the time she spent with her family and was very proud of her children.

Surviving are four sons: Dr. Paul F. (Nancy) Jacobs of Starkville, Miss., Glenn R. (Shirley) Jacobs of Mill Hall, Dr. Stephen M. (Sharon) Jacobs of Williamsburg, Va., and William D. (Mary) Jacobs of Pennsburg; a daughter, Jean M. (Daniel) Hunter of Linden; two sisters, Jane Dershem and Phylis Humphrey, both of Duncannon; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 5 great, great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Castanea United Methodist Church, 23 E. Brown St., Castanea with Pastor James “Doug” Conway officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Lois’ name may be made to Faith United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

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

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


Posted: December 1, 2017




Phyllis Marie Dicello

Phyllis Marie Dicello, 76, of 200 E. Bald Eagle St., Lock Haven passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 with her family by her side.

She was born in Mill Hall on January 4, 1941, daughter of Helen Hoy Powers and Boyd F. Powers, Sr.

She was united in marriage to Joseph M. Dicello, Sr., the former owner of Dicello Beverage, in Lock Haven on June 10, 1961 whom passed away June 7, 2002.

She graduated from Bald Eagle Nittany High School and attended Lock Haven Teacher’s College.

She was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi, past United Way board member, Lock Haven branch leader of the Miss Clinton Pageant for ten years, and the business owner of the Beer Dock until her retirement.

She was the proud mother of Joseph M. (Karen) Dicello, Jr. of Lock Haven and Toni A. (Charles) Venezia of Fairview Village; three grandchildren: J. Michael Dicello, III, Francesca Rose Venezia, and Charles Venezia, Jr.; a sister, Marjorie (Ken) Lachat of Nortumberland; a sister-in-law, Shirley Powers Bennett; a brother-in-law, Paul C. Dietrich; three nieces: Peg Duck, Dawn Rymes, and Diane DeMarte; three nephews, Lou Brungard, Gary Powers, and Clarence (Tuffy) Rine, Jr. whom she lived with as a teenager; and many local cousins, great nieces and nephews, and special dear friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine (Harold) Brungard and Betty (Clarence) Rine and two brothers, Boyd (Mary) Powers, Jr. and Blair Powers.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery.

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

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

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


Posted: November 29, 2017

 

Sharon L. Grigsby

Sharon L. Grigsby, 67, of Lock Haven passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on April 18, 1950 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Isaiah Alexander English and Alberta Mae Hinton Weaver.

Throughout the years Sharon was employed by various businesses including Dr. Schott’s Office and McDonald’s, both in Coudersport as well as the National Guard Armory and as a bartender at Chip’s, both in Lock Haven.

Sharon was a member of the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two daughters, Kristie (William) Hamm of Lock Haven and Lecia (Christopher) Renn of Coudersport; four grandchildren: Craig (Erica) Galentine of Loganton, Jason (Rachel) Galentine of Lock Haven, John (Wendy) Hamm of Jersey Shore, and Alexander Renn of Coudersport; and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Craig Bridgens, and a granddaughter, Stephani Galentine.

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

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

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


Posted: November 29, 2017

Robert E. Puterbaugh

Robert E. Puterbaugh, 81, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He was born December 10, 1935 in Nicholson, PA a son of the late Mervin R. and Charlotte L. White Puterbaugh.

He was a retired Navy veteran who also served in the Army, and then after his discharge from the military, worked, and retired from Hon Furniture.

Bob is survived by his children, Robert M. and Roxanna Luxenberger; step daughter, April L. (Jeffrey) Kaltenbach of New Columbia; brother in law, Harry R. Miller of Linden; sister in law, Irene V. Miller of Linden, and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, John E. Puterbaugh, and his companion of 34 years, Betty J. Ardabell.

A graveside service will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Twin Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Jack J. Delaney officiating. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 29, 2017




Albert M. Gibson

Albert M. Gibson, 48, of Williamsport died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born July 28, 1969 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Willie and Ruby (Gamble) Gibson.

Albert was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching sports.

Surviving is his mother, Ruby Gibson of Williamsport; brothers, Harold (Catherine) Gibson and John Gibson both of Williamsport; a sister, Valerie (Alan) Cousar of Pittsburgh; aunts Catherine Hinson of Tallahassee, FL, and Carla Patillo of Philadelphia and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Gibson and a sister, Kathleen Gibson-Smith.

A funeral service to honor the life of Albert will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at Agape Fellowship, 485 East Third Street, Williamsport with Paul Abbott, officiating. There will be a viewing from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017

Douglas P. Sabins

Douglas P. Sabins, 53, of Montgomery, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Born July 9, 1964, in Wayland, New York, Doug graduated from Keuka College and served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a supervisory detention deportation officer from Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) after 20 years of service.

Doug had a passion for fitness and great pride for his country. His second home was working out at the gym where he often could be found with his family. He completed several half marathons, tri-athlons, Iron-man challenges, and the Hyner Challenge. He loved any event he could participate in with his wife and kids by his side. Family trips will be cherished memories, especially family cruises and time spent traveling.

He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Kimberly M. (Malone) Sabins, as well as is three children,

Jennifer R. Sabins, Danielle E. Sabins, and Joshua D. Sabins; his mother, Helen (Harold)

Standbrook; four brothers, David Sabins, Bob (Donna) Sabins, Jeff (Lacey) Sabins, LeRoy Young; two sisters, Sandy Sabins and Dawn (John) Briglin; two sister-in-laws, Marilyn Spall, Dawn (Bill) Andrea; and many nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Floyd Sabins, and two brothers, Greg Young and Floyd Sabins, Jr.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Doug's name to L.A.P.S. 195 Phillips Park Drive, Williamsport, PA 17702 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

At his request no services will be held.

If you would like to honor his memory, brush off your sneakers, pick up a sand bag and go for a run in his name. He would have loved to know you honored him like that.

One of his favorite sayings was: “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

Online condolences can be made at www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017

Mark A. Dincher

Mark A. Dincher, 30, of Hughesville died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at home.

Born February 7, 1987 in Danville, he is the son of David H. Dincher, Jr., of Wapwallopen, and the late Carol M. Kashnicki.

He is a 2005 Graduate of Hughesville High School. Surviving in addition to his father, is his grandmother, Barbara A. Dincher of Hughesville; an aunt Tammy (Jim) Parker, and a cousin Kaylee L. Parker all of Rio Grande, NJ.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, David H. Dincher.

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

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

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


Posted: November 28, 2017




Phyllis J. Bateman

Phyllis J. Bateman, 85, of 5773 Pleasant Valley Rd., passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at home. Phyllis was married to Roy E. Bateman, Sr. They were married on August 19, 1969 and shared 48 years together.

Phyllis was born March 25, 1932 in Blossburg and was the daughter of Wilbur R. and Edith C. Brion.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a member of Warrensville United Methodist Church. She had worked for GTE Sylvania, Muncy until they closed and retired from Brodart as a linotype operator. Phyllis also worked for Home Dairy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Eldon Frey of Montoursville, Roy (Diane) Bateman, Jr. of Harrisburg, Kevin (Tracy) Bateman of Salt Lake, UT; two daughters, Wilma (Ken) Horn of Cogan Station, Anona Frey of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Karen Helm and Diann Becker.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


Posted: November 27, 2017

Roland Erwin Thomas, Sr.

Roland Erwin Thomas, Sr., 79, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his residence. Born August 8, 1938 at Corry, Erie Co., PA, he was a son of the late Loren and Kathryn (Gainor) Thomas.

He was the husband of Tyrella (Pringle) Thomas with whom he celebrated a 58th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2017.

Roland was a 1956 graduate of Union City High School and a 1958 graduate of the General Motors Institute at Flint, Michigan.

He was employed as a master mechanic by Murray Motors of Muncy for 17 over years.

Roland was a member of the Muncy Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He coached and umpired Little League baseball and also coached Pop Warner Football. Roland was a die hard Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roland E. and wife Georgea Thomas, Jr. of Trout Run, PA; Loren T. Thomas of Muncy, PA; two grandchildren, Logan Thomas and Olivia Ann Thomas; an adopted daughter, Laura Taylor; two sisters-in-law, Winifred Thomas of Corry, PA and Sandra Rosenbaum of Titusville, PA and five nieces and nephews, Kathryn Ann Thomas; Crystal Rinker; James B. Thomas, Jr.; David Thomas and John Thomas. Roland was preceded in death by his daughter, Tyrella Ann Thomas on February 21, 2004 and his brother, James B. Thomas, Sr.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from the Muncy Presbyterian Church, 10 E. Penn Street, Muncy, PA with his pastor, Rev. Robert L. Dunlkleberger, officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the Church. The family will provide the flowers. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Muncy Presbyterian Church. P.O. Box 276, Muncy, PA 17756. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy.

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


Posted: November 28, 2017

Helen Marie Matthews

Helen Marie Matthews, 77, formerly of Memorial Ave. and a resident of ManorCare Health Services South, passed away on Nov. 25, 2017, at The Gatehouse.

Helen was born in Williamsport on July 28, 1940, a daughter of Jeremiah B. and Helen B. Crouse Matthews.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, was a 1959 graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School. She active in the P.E.E.R.S. group at the nursing home and she also enjoyed giving to the missions and cats. Helen had been employed at Divine Providence Hospital.

Surviving are cousins, Kathy (Bob) Pettyman, of Williamsport, Chris (Chuck) Mertes, of Cogan Station, David (Pearl) McQuillen, of Nisbet, Daniel McQuillen, of Malabar, Fla. and many second cousins.

In addition to her parents, two brothers, Gerald B. Matthews and Michael Matthews; and a sister, Maryann Matthews, preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends in the church portico from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday morning.

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

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 28, 2017




Gary R. Weaver

Gary R. Weaver, 64, of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully at The Gatehouse while surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He was born in Williamsport on April 27, 1953, the son of Clinton and Flora Strayer Weaver.

Gary was a 1971 graduate of South Williamsport High School and had attended the former WACC, now Penn College of Technology. He worked in several departments at Williamsport Hospital retiring, from shipping operations after 25 years of service.

A motorcycle enthusiast, he was active in many BMW Motorcycle Clubs and actively participated in many social networks, Gary enjoyed surfing the internet. In addition to motorcycles, music played a big part of his life and he played both the keyboard and guitar, but his greatest joy came from being with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, the former Deeann Rhoads; his four children, Elizabeth Weaver (Rusty Repman), Megan Weaver, twins Tyler Weaver (Lauren Wachter), Victoria Weaver (Nick Laylon); two grandchildren, Lillian Weaver and Xavier Repman.

A Life Celebration and benefit will be announced at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, to help defray medical and funeral expenses. To share a fond memory or sign an e-register book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 27, 2017

 

Larry E. Hartman

Larry E. Hartman, 67, of Hughesville, died Friday, November 24, 2017 Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born June 3, 1950 in Exchange, he was a son of the late Layton and Charlotte (Lawton) Hartman. He married the former Cindy A. Houseknecht, and together they celebrated 37 years of marriage.

Larry enjoyed hunting, and above all spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Ashley (Leonard) Holstein of Hughesville; a son, Larry (Christie) Hartman of Montgomery; and five grandchildren, Peyton and Ava Hartman, and Jacob, Gracie, and Barrett Holstein.

At Larry’s request, services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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


Posted: November 27, 2017

Chester (Ted) Bussler, Jr.

Chester (Ted) Bussler, Jr., 72, of Montoursville, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center after suffering sudden health issues.

Born May 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Chester R. and Mary C. (Antes) Bussler, Sr. He was the husband of the late Joyce I. (Steele) Bussler, who passed away in late March of this year.

Chester (Ted) graduated from Hughesville Area High School in 1963. After graduation he went and worked on the family farm for several years. Then moved on to work at The Econo Lodge, as Head Maintenance and then John Savoy and Son also as Head Maintenance, where he finally retired. He continued his love for farming and enjoyed making maple syrup on his Best Friends family farm. Chester's other hobbies include wood working, traveling, playing cards, gardening, hunting, fishing, and just being outdoors in general. He was also a member of The Pine Ridge Gun Club, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Jessica A. (Ryan) Peck, of Muncy, and Christy L. (Corey Phillips) Bussler, of Montoursville. Two grand-daughters Kiana R. and Reghan H. Peck; along with two brothers, Dean A. (Sandy) Bussler, of Montoursville, Kim A. (Kay) Bussler, of Hughesville; as well as two nephews Brandon L. Bussler, of Willow Grove, and Matthew A. Bussler, of Hughesville.

A memorial Service will be held noon Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 400 Montour St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends and family will be received Saturday morning from 10:30 am – Noon at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

In Chester's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 471 Montoursville PA, 17754.


Posted: November 27, 2017




Janet C. Kohler

Janet C. Kohler, 92, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville.

Born January 23, 1925, in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Earl Leon and Carolyn Sheldon (Hill) Kohler. Janet was a 1942 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked as a chemical analyst at the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, TNT Plant at White Deer after graduation. She transferred to the U.S. Rubber Company, Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, CT. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1948. Janet then worked as a chemist for Hollander Fur Co., and as a spectroscopist in Instrumental Analysis Division of Englhard Industries, Newark, NJ, until her retirement in 1983. Janet was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a member of the Woodland Trail Walkers, as well as many other hiking clubs in New York and New Jersey.

Janet was a noted historian and was recently honored by the authors of Ghosts On The Allegheny as a friend and keeper of history. She was a life member of the East Lycoming Historical Society. She was an active member of her church and in the Tivoli Christian Ladies organization.

As a young woman in New Jersey she led a Mariner Girl Scout troop as well as hiking clubs. Janet enjoyed travel throughout our country and took special interest in promoting our native Indian tribes. She enjoyed many good times with family and friends at our nearby mountain cabin all her life, and in retirement was very helpful in assisting her aging relatives.

She is survived by two cousins, Nancy Van Deursen of Annandale, Va., Patricia Witherspoon of Southport, NC and admired by all their children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church 120 S. Main St. Hughesville with friends being received at 10 am. The Rev. Cinda Brucker will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 South Main St. Hughesville.

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


Posted: November 24, 2017

Carolyn M. Tallman

Carolyn M. Tallman, of Williamsport, passed away into the Lord’s waiting arms on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rose View Center where she resided for the past three years.

Born August 6, 1936 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Margaret (Reed) and Henry Lusk.

On July 10, 1959, in Williamsport she married her husband Robert J. Tallman who survives. They shared 58 years of marriage and have lived in Williamsport.

Carolyn was a 1954 graduate of Williamsport High School. She was employed at Tetley Tea Inc. for 36 years as a tea packer.

She was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church her entire life and served on many committees and church council. She enjoyed serving as the Sunday school superintendent. Her very favorite was singing in the choir.

Carolyn also enjoyed her alias Checkers the Clown. Along by her side her sister Ann Greenaway (Rainbow). They would clown around at church and community events and visit those in the hospital and shut in’s.

She will be remembered for her loyalty and love to her family and friends.
In addition to her husband Robert, she is survived by her son Michael J. (Kathy) Tallman, of Lyman, S.C., and Karen (William) Dunkleberger of Ellijay, G.A. Four grandchildren, Jacob (Lindsay) Dunkleberger of Jacksonville, F.L., Patrick Tallman of Lyman, S.C., Andrew Dunkleberger of Atlanta, G.A. and Rebecca Tallman, of Lyman S.C. Three great-grandchildren, a sister, Ann Greenaway of Cogan Station, two nephews, Mark (Kari) Greenaway of Cogan Station, Steve Greenaway, of Nesbit, a niece, Cherylyn (Doug) Sauter, of Williamsport, and several great nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Carolyn will be held 10 a.m. Monday, November 27, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, with Rev. David Byerly, officiating. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held 4-6 p.m. Sunday, November 26, at Sanders, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Carolyn’s name to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
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Posted: November 24, 2017

Chad Kinner

Chad Kinner, 38, of Dushore, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at his home.

Born March 22, 1979 in Towanda, He was a son of Rodney W. and Julie M. (Nolan) Kinner.

Chad was a very free spirited person who always had an eye for a pretty lady. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and working with computers. Chad was an avid sports fan, who loved the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his son Shane.

Surviving are a son, Shane W. Kinner of Forksville; his father Rodney W. (Deborah Connell) of Dushore; his mother Julie M. (Donald Saxon) Kinner of Forksville; three brothers, Todd M. Kinner of Wilkes-Barre, Bryan D. (Nicole) Kinner of Dushore, and Dennis W. Hoffman of Canton; two nephews, Brady and Dash Kinner of Dushore; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

Chad was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Aspen Marie Kinner; maternal grandparents, Jack and Lois Nolan; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Kinner; an infant nephew, Tristen Kaleb; and a special cousin whom he idolized, Shane Nolan.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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


Posted: November 27, 2017




Joan S. Bahr

Joan S. Bahr, 92, formerly of Florida, died November 19, 2017, at Wolf Run Village.

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

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


Posted: November 22, 2017

Michelle M. Bolton

Michelle M. Bolton, 42, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017. Born on Tuesday, March 4, 1975 in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming Co., PA, she was a daughter of Marlon Bennett, Jr. of Montgomery, PA and Julie (Lupold) and Carl Miller of Jersey Shore, PA.

She was employed as a home health aid at Public Partnerships of Harrisburg, PA.

Michelle enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived, in addition to her parents, by three children, Kennedy Mazza of Montgomery, PA; Whitney Trump of Muncy, PA; Dakota J. Mazza of Galesburg, MI; one brother, Ralph and wife Tammy Bennett of Sturgis, MI; her paternal grandparents, Marlin and Ruth Bennett of Montgomery, PA; and three grandchildren, Abel Trump; Gideon Trump and Nuna Trump.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2294 Ridge Road, Northumberland, PA with Bishop Nicholls, officiating.

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


Posted: November 22, 2017

Carol J. Schneider

Carol J. Schneider, 89, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born December 25, 1927 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Albert T. and Allkey G. (Reitmeyer) Kaufman. She married Kenneth L. Schneider on August 31, 1956, who survives.

Growing up Carol attended multiple schools, where she always prided herself on being number 1 in her class. She graduated from Ontario High School, Class of 1946, Ontario, NY, where she was a drum majorette. She then attended Empire Beauty School in Williamsport. She worked at GTE Sylvania, and operated a beauty shop in Hughesville for 40 years. Carol enjoyed travelling the U.S. and Europe, shopping, going out to eat, sewing, knitting, helping students in her daughter Karen's classroom, and taking care of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Karen (Thomas) Secules of Hughesville; a grandchild, Amy (James Jr.) Kishbaugh; a granddaughter in law, Jennifer Malinovsky; four great-grandchildren Gwenneth and Ashton Kishbaugh, and Ehlana and Garin Secules; a nephew, John (Cathy) Kaufman of Prospect, CT; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry A., Donald J., Theodore A., and Kenneth F. Kaufman; and a grandson, Christopher T. Secules.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the East Lycoming Education Foundation, 349 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA 17737, designated to the Christopher T. Secules Scholarship, or the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 Main St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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


Posted: November 24, 2017




Augusta Hazel “Gussie” Fetzer

Augusta Hazel “Gussie” Fetzer, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

Born on February 19, 1928 in Broad Top, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Lillian Weight Cornellius.

Gussie was a 1946 graduate of Roberts Dale High School.

In 1948 she married Arthur Lincoln Fetzer, with whom she celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2002.

Throughout the years, Gussie was employed by Sylvania and then as a waitress at a couple restaurants before becoming a housekeeper.

She was a member of the Wright Street Church of Christ, Flemington.
Gussie loved crocheting and sewing.

She also enjoyed reading and playing cards and was a Bingo enthusiast.
Surviving is her son, Robert S. (Cynthia) Fetzer of Georgia; two sisters, Donna Ramsey of Defiance and Larue Shaffer of Everett; two grandchildren, Jennifer Anthony and Angela Vanderburg; and five great grandchildren: Zachary Vanderburg, Brittany Vanderburg, Gavin Anthony, Gabriel Anthony, and Savannah Vanderburg.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Carson.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Terry Burnell of Wright St. Church of Christ officiating. Private burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.

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

Memorial contributions in Gussie’s name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

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


Posted: November 21, 2017

Amy A. Merrick

Amy A. Merrick, 82, of South Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John B. Merrick.

Born May 27, 1935, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Maynard V. and Mary Margaret (Deffley) Davis.

Amy was a 1953 graduate of South Williamsport High School. She retired from Stroehmann Bakery after 25 years as a bookkeeper and was co-owner and vice president of Merrick Brother’s Inc. 
 
She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She enjoyed going to lunch with former coworkers, reading, gardening and spending time at her cabins along the Loyalsock Creek. Most of all Amy loved and cherished spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, Daniel L. Merrick, of Montoursville, Lorraine M. O’Lone, of South Williamsport, Connie L. Brophy (Gary), of Rochester, Minn.; six grandchildren, Jesse P. Merrick, Rachel E. Lehman-Merrick, Heidi Stetts, Amanda Harrod (Carroll), Elizabeth Brophy (Jon), and Denise Brophy(Jonathan); a great-granddaughter, Joanna Harrod; and two brothers, Thomas and Jim Davis, both of South Williamsport.

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

A funeral service to honor the life of Amy will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 22, 2017

Janet C. Kohler

Janet C. Kohler, 92, of Hughesville, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wolf Run Village, Hughesville.

Born January 23, 1925, in Hughesville, she is the daughter of the late Earl Leon and Carolyn Sheldon (Hill) Kohler. Janet was a 1942 graduate of Hughesville High School. She worked as a chemical analyst at the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, TNT Plant at White Deer after graduation. She transferred to the U.S. Rubber Company, Synthetic Division in Naugatuck, CT. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont in 1948. Janet then worked as a chemist for Hollander Fur Co., and as a spectroscopist in Instrumental Analysis Division of Englhard Industries, Newark, NJ, until her retirement in 1983. Janet was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a member of the Woodland Trail Walkers, as well as many other hiking clubs in New York and New Jersey.

Janet was a noted historian and was recently honored by the authors of Ghosts On The Allegheny as a friend and keeper of history. She was a life member of the East Lycoming Historical Society. She was an active member of her church and in the Tivoli Christian Ladies organization.

As a young woman in New Jersey she led a Mariner Girl Scout troop as well as hiking clubs. Janet enjoyed travel throughout our country and took special interest in promoting our native Indian tribes. She enjoyed many good times with family and friends at our nearby mountain cabin all her life, and in retirement was very helpful in assisting her aging relatives.

She is survived by two cousins, Nancy Van Deursen of Annandale, Va., Patricia Witherspoon of Southport, NC and admired by all their children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 120 S. Main St. Hughesville with friends being received at 10 am. The Rev. Cinda Brucker will officiate.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Janet's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and East Lycoming Historical Society, 66 South Main St. Hughesville.

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


Posted: November 22, 2017




Mary L. Sones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 20, 2017

Richard E. Tennis

Richard E. Tennis, 62, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at his home. He was born August 8, 1955 in Williamsport a son of Frank and Beverly Jeriles Tennis.

Richard worked for Williamsport Elderly Housing. He enjoyed watching wrestling, baseball, football and was a huge New York Yankees fan.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Curtis Newman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cathy A. Corl; daughters, Coral R. (Robert) Vanderwall of Montoursville and Lauren I. Tennis of Williamsport; step daughter, Ashley (Joe) Thompson of Naples, Fla; brothers, Charles (Jen) Tennis of Middleburg, PA, and Shane Haight of Williamsport; sisters, Penny (John) Bouse of Hughesville, Sherry (Jeff) Reeder of Williamsport, Mary Tennis of Williamsport and Juanita (Mark) Bouse of Trout Run; his step father, Richard (Helen) Newman of Williamsport;.; step sister, Penny Newman; step brother Marco Newman of Montoursville; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews he loved.

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


Posted: November 21, 2017

Sandra K. “Sandy” Buck

Sandra K. “Sandy” Buck, 75, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Gatehouse.

Born October 3, 1942 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Robert W. and Marjorie A. (Schneider) King. She married the late Francis C. “Charlie” Buck, who preceded her in death on February 14, 2015.

Sandy was a member of the Hughesville Vol. Fire Dept., where she served as an EMT and fire police. She also attended the Bethany United Methodist Church. Sandy enjoyed cooking, puzzles, painting, crafting, and above all being a very loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by a son, Shawn (Stephanie) Buck of Montoursville; four sisters, Nancy L. McCarty of Muncy, Dorothy A. Bennett of Hughesville, Leah (Bill) King-Way of Montoursville, and Betty Jo (Phil) Soohy of Hughesville; a brother, Robert L. (Kathy) King of Indiana; a sister In Law, Joan King of Toledo, OH; two step sons, Gale Buck of Montgomery, and Darren Buck of Hughesville; a grandson, Dylan Buck; four step-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Terri McElrath; and a brother, James "Jim" King.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, November 27 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Sandy’s name to the Lycoming County SPCA at http://lycomingspca.org/donate/.

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


Posted: November 21, 2017




Patricia Ann (Keller) Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 20, 2017

Joseph Richard Weaver

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 20, 2017

Mildred L. (Ertel) Lay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 20, 2017




Ralph S. Fenstermacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted: November 16, 2017

Paul K. "Paulie" Berger Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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Posted: November 20, 2017

James B. Graham

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

He was a mason.

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

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

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

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.


Posted: November 20, 2017




Nicky D. "Nick" Stahl

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

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

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

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

He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. 

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Ralph "Popeye" Augustine, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 16, 2017

Sharon K. McElwee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 16, 2017




Janice Mary (Berry) McFadden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 15, 2017

Jon “Rick” Richard Krauser

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 15, 2017

David Nelson “Dave” Colley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 15, 2017




Everard Funt

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 14, 2017

Mae Louise (Russell) Coffman

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Jeanne D. Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017




Elizabeth J. Lorah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Reichelderfer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Posted: November 14, 2017

Helen M. Mayes

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

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

Helen was a graduate of Lock Haven High School.

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

Helen was a member of the Avis American Legion.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 14, 2017




Clifton L. Holdren

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 13, 2017

Lois M. Kepner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 13, 2017

Dean L. Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 14, 2017




Kathryn A. Rook

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Eleanor L. “Betty” Chew

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 9, 2017

Max E. Phelps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 9, 2017




William H. Peter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 7, 2017

Jerry L. Carnevale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 8, 2017

Jean E. Werner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 8, 2017




Grant L. Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Kathryn E. (Ertel) Kreger

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

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

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

She is survived by nieces and cousins.

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

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

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com


Posted: November 7, 2017

M. Maxine Giles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 7, 2017




Frederick L. Stahl

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Kramer

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

Richard P. “Dick” “Smitty” Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017




Pauline Elizabeth Baier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

C.W. “Skip” Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

Mary J. Parker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


Posted: November 6, 2017




Sharon K. Wolfgang

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 6, 2017

Walter P. “Walt” Charles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017

Evelyn B. Garver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 6, 2017





Gerald (Gerry) M. Gridley

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 3, 2017

Shirley J. (Bryan) Selfe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: November 3, 2017

Ramona Lee Fausey

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 3, 2017




Patricia K. Warner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Esther M. "Chip" Baker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017

Robert W. Harer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: November 1, 2017




Larry R. “Woo Cat” Wurster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. www.SandersMortuary.com


Posted: October 31, 2017

Doris I. Sandell

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

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

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

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

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


Posted: October 31, 2017

Jay Hilsher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.crousefuneralhome.com


Posted: November 1, 2017







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