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Obituaries ~ April 2017
 



Robert Glenn Shearer, Sr.

Robert Glenn Shearer, Sr. of Huntersville, 87 years young, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. Robert was the husband of the late Rita G. Shearer (his little red head) and a son of the late Helen A. and Henry N. Shearer.

Bob grew up in Williamsport during the depression when times were tough financially, but as a lad he was still able to hitch a ride to Philadelphia and see a beautiful young girl across the room that he immediately fell in love with but did not speak to. After his Korean War tour of duty he sought her out again in Philadelphia and together returned to Williamsport where they were married in the Third St. United Methodist Church. For him, it was love at first sight. They were married 62 years before Jesus called her home.

Bob attended WHS before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served proudly as a sergeant in the Korean War. Upon returning home he gained employment at GTE Sylvania in Montoursville where he retired from after 36 years at the closing of the business as the mechanic with the most seniority.

After retirement, funded by Sylvania he received Degrees in HVAC and plumbing from the current PCOT where he was back then by far the oldest student in the class. He taught those students you can teach an old farmer and mechanic new tricks.

He was a lifelong farmer whose farming and family journey started in the truck patch in Montoursville and ended with his rolling farm fields in Huntersville, where he instilled in his children the value of hard work, the value of money, to fix things and not throw them out, and the necessity of families working together to get the job done. Bob taught his children to not be afraid of hard work. He enjoyed farming, his livestock and especially the cows.

He was a member and attended the former East End C&MA where his love for the Lord was founded with his family taking up an entree pew for over a decade. He later attended Bible Baptist Church of Huntersville and Eagle Mountain Word of Faith Church. Bob loved hymns, and when they started to play anyone who saw him said he went to a different place where he was not limited by the bounds of Alzheimer’s and God could reach him, show his love to him, and comfort him until he called him home.

Bob is survived by five children, Robert G. (Marcia) Shearer, JoAnn (Michael) Ferari, Timothy (Jacqueline) Shearer, Deborah (Kenneth) Shearer, and Kathleen (Dr. James) Way. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Robert McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for friends will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Bible Baptist Church of Huntersville, 1229 Dutchtown Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

In his later days, he was just known as Pops to many and could be identified by his great smile, abundant joy, and enjoyment from family and visitors. Anyone who knew him knows he is in Heaven, with his red head Rita, and he is loving her and Jesus until the cows come home.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017

Emma S. Stroble

Emma S. Stroble, 94, a resident at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2017 at her home. She was born October 18, 1922 in Williamsport a daughter of James L. and Zoe E. Call Goodrich.

Emma was predeceased by her parents, husband, LaRue H. Stroble, son, James L. Stroble, two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Lonnie) Schultz of Muncy; sister, Gloria Jean Esposito of Williamsport; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017

Rheta Weisberger Harrison

Rheta Weisberger Harrison, a long-time resident of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community in Highland Park, IL. She was 83 years old. Rheta shared fifty-three years of love and marriage with Dave Saul Harrison. They were married on November 11, 1956 and continued to build a life together until his untimely passing on June 27, 2009.

Rheta was born on January 10th, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Kingston residents Harry S. and Jennie Iskowitz Weisberger. She attended Kingston Public schools and later graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN). Later, Rheta and her family were congregants of Ohev Sholom Synagogue, where she encouraged her family to develop a joy for Yiddishkeit. Also, she was a lifetime member of Hadassah, and was active in the Ohev Sholom Sisterhood. She served on the board of the West Branch Tennis Club, and was active with the Florence Crittenton Home for Unwed Mothers as well as the West Branch School. Rheta was an accomplished painter, sculptor, tennis and bridge player while having a profound appreciation of music, opera theatre, sports, and most of all, family, which always played a central role in her life. She was also famous for her garden, pastries, and unique style. Rheta encouraged her children, grandchildren and anyone else she encountered to always be the best and most passionate that they could be in everything they did. Together, Rheta and Dave forged a lasting and meaningful impact on their community, the education system, and everyone around them. Their door was always open to family, friends and occasional strangers. She will be remembered for her zest and patience, as well as the acceptance and encouragement she offered with unequalled grace.

She was a dedicated and stylish mother to her five children, nine grandchildren and continued to lead by example and strength of character her whole life. She is survived by her sisters Dr. Goldye Weisberger Meyer, Lee Weisberger Hollenberg, Lee’s husband Herbie, Karen Weisberger Scheck, and Karen’s husband Leonard. Her legacy continues with her children Wynne Harrison of Chicago, Brett Scott Harrison of Philadelphia, Samuel Harrison of San Francisco, Zaq Michael Harrison, his wife Lauren of Baltimore, and Juli Harrison Bell and her husband Dr. Dean Bell of Chicago. She is survived by nine grandchildren, whom she always cherished unequivocally and enjoyed playing an active role in all of their lives. They are; Malkaya Bell, Qeshet Harrison, Chanan Bell, Eyal Harrison, Liore Dygola, Baraq Harrison, Roni Bell, Margea Dygola and Yair Bell. She also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Rheta was preceded in death by her husband Dave Saul Harrison, her parents Harry and Jennie Weisberger, and her brother William Weisberger.
In keeping with Jewish tradition and lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association, North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. (312) 335-8700, Planned Parenthood, 18 South Michigan Avenue, 6th floor, Chicago, IL 60603, or the Ohev Sholom Synagogue, 1501 Cherry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

The funeral services will be held for Rheta Weisberger Harrison at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at The Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. Burial will follow at the Ohev Sholom Cemetery and a reception at Ohev Sholom Synagogue. Upon conclusion of internment, a traditional Shiva mourning period will be observed at her daughters’ homes in Chicago.

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Posted: May 1, 2017




Dorland Robert Porter

Dorland Robert Porter, 72, of Albany Township, passed away Tuesday, April 25, at home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Hoffman) and were married on May 24, 1969.

Born August 23, 1944 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Erma N. (Rhinebold) Porter. Dorland attended Wyalusing High School. Dorland served in the US Army in Korea from 1965-1967 on the DMZ. He was awarded the National Defense Service Award. Dorland was employed as a truck driver for over 50 years for many local companies including Browning Oil, Martin Oil, Welles Mill, Williams Oil and W.O.C. Energy. He was a life member of VFW Post # 384, Overton, the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club, and the Towanda Gun Club. Dorland enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are two sons, Michael T. (Ina) Porter of New Albany, Brandon R. (Tamra) Porter of Lime Hill; a sister, Donna Westbrook of New Albany, seven grandchildren, Todd and Alyssa Porter, Cole and Riley Porter, Michelle and Amanda Fassett, and Sky Romano; a great granddaughter, Bella Fraser; and many nieces and nephew.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother Donald Parsons, a sister-in-law Donna Parsons, and a brother-in-law, Joseph Westbrook.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA with Pastor Cheryl Houser officiating. Private burial will be in East Forks Union Cemetery, Overton. Visitation will be from Noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dorland's name to Hunts for Healing, 3 Coburn Hill Rd, Laceyville, PA 18623, or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA 18848.

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

 

Posted: April 27, 2017

William E. "Bill" Koons Sr.

William E. "Bill" Koons Sr., 76, of Jersey Shore, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home following his long battle with cancer.

Surviving is his wife, Marian I. (Willits) Koons, with whom they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on June 26.

Born May 4, 1940, in Jersey Shore, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Mabel L. (Wilson) Koons.

Bill attended Jersey Shore School District. He began working for the former Simon Wrecking Company when he was 15 years old and retired from the current Penn Recycling.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1057, Jersey Shore. Bill was a talented woodworker and was always the first one to lend a helping hand when someone was in need. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was affectionately known as "Pappy Bill."

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, William E. Jr. (Brenda), Alan E. (Ardella), and Dennis L. (Crystal) Koons, all of Jersey Shore; six grandchildren, Jason Koons (Jaime), Billi-Jo Ehrenberger (Ben), Brittany, Alicia, and Vincent Koons and Amanda Maucke; seven great-grandchildren, Caleb, Lillianna, and Christopher Koons, Lukas and Kaydence Ehrenberger, and Tommy and Anna Maucke; two step-grandsons, Joey and Tyler Koch; six brothers, Kenneth Koons (Kate), of Jersey Shore, Raymond Koons (Shirley), of Hershey, James Koons (Becky), of Huntersville, Jack Koons (Margaret), Tomas Koons (Kathy), and Dale Koons (Renee), all of Jersey Shore; four sisters, Emma Welsh, of Linden, Lois Beackley (Charles), of South Williamsport, Judy Miller and Mary Getgen, both of Jersey Shore.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Koons; a brother, Donald Koons; and a sister, Martha Koons.

In keeping with his wishes a graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

www.SandersMortuary.com.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Demmien Sr.

Robert J. "Bob" Demmien Sr., 83, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home with his loving wife by his side. 

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Gladys M. (Weaver) Demmien.
Born March 6, 1934, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Edgar J. and Mildred M. (Heisley) Demmien.

Bob was a 1952 graduate of Williamsport Area High School. He was a U. S. Navy veteran. Following his service in the military he worked various jobs and later retired in 1991 from the former Bell-Telephone. 

He was a former member of the Bald Eagle Art League, Lycoming County Historical Society, the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Inc. Northcentral Chapter 8 and the Williamsport Area Numismatic Society. 

He was a lifelong republican with a sense of humor until the end. Bob was an avid reader, loved history, was a fisherman in his younger years and enjoyed golf following his retirement. He cherished his family as well as his country. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great ­ grandfather and will be greatly missed. Most of all he was a great role model to not only his family but also to the medical community and was a true medical miracle to be a 10 year brain stem stroke survivor. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert J. Demmien, Jr. (Linda) and Ronald A. Demmien (Sue Zechman); a daughter, Karen M. Raemore (David), all of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Nathan and Jordan Demmien, Danielle Scaccia, Amy Waldrab, and Lauren and Aaron Raemore; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, June A. Berfield, of Florida.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bob will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Susquehanna Heath Foundation c/o Susquehanna Home Care & Hopsice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 28, 2017




Leo J. Ferris

Leo J. Ferris, 87, of South Williamsport, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Shirley I. (Bausinger) Ferris.

Born July 4, 1929, in Owego, N.Y., he was a son of the late George and Alta (Rayhorn) Powers.

Leo attended Jersey Shore High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his service in the military he was employed with Cohick Brother’s Meat Packers for 30 years and retired from Economy Locker Storage Company in 2002 after 30 years of employment.

He was a member of Heshbon Park United Methodist Church and the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County Honor Guard. Leo was a lifelong and dedicated fan of Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Leo and his wife, Shirley enjoyed traveling in their Penn State van to all the home and away games to tailgate with family and friends. He was also a Pittsburgh Steeler’s fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Michael L. and Thomas J. Ferris, both of Williamsport; a daughter, Penny Jo Snyder (William), of Marysville; two grandchildren, Kristy L. Ferris, of Williamsport, and Jodi L. Ferris, of South Williamsport; a beloved great-grandson, Benjamin J. Ferris; a brother, George Powers (Gloria), of Lancaster; and a niece, Sandy L. Beck, of McElhatten.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Greyson T. Allen and three sisters, Eleanor, Linda and Shirley.

A memorial service to honor the life of Leo will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 28 at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road, Williamsport with the Rev. Robert G. Wallace officiating. Military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County will follow the memorial service. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Heshbon Park United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leo’s name to Heshbon Park United Methodist Church, 2898 Heshbon Road Williamsport, PA 17701 or Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, P.O. Box 3232 Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 25, 2017

Ruth G. Bowes

Ruth G. Bowes, 100, formerly of Renovo, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven where she resided since May of 2013.

Ruth was born on her family’s farm in Howard on January 27, 1917, the daughter of the late Earl and Eva Schenck Confer.

On May 2, 1936 in Milesburg, she married James T. Bowes, Sr., whom preceded her in death on February 3, 1979.

Ruth was a member of Flemington United Methodist Church and a past member of the Ladies Aid of South Renovo Chapel.

She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker in Renovo before moving to the Meadows Edge Apartments in Mill Hall in June of 2009. Ruth enjoyed gardening, ceramics, knitting and crocheting and had made mittens and scarfs for all her grandchildren. She also liked camping and fishing, especially her annual summer fishing trips to Canada with her family. She was an avid sports fan, especially of Penn State football and the Atlanta Braves and loved attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Ruth also enjoyed the QVC television channel as well as watching Jeopardy.

Ruth is survived by her son, Jim T. (Nancy) Bowes of Flemington; her daughter, Janet Lea (Lane) Desmond of Mill Hall; six grandchildren, Doug (Debbie) Desmond, Todd (Jeanette) Desmond, Tammy (Jeff) Rager, Jimmy (Lori) Bowes, Kenny (Anita) Bowes, and Wendy (Tracey) Bowes; eleven great-grandchildren, Clayton (Brittany) Desmond, Garrett (Celia) Desmond, Kelly Jo (Blake) Barth, Amanda (Brad) Baldwin, Chelsea and Ashley Bowes, Megan, Heidi and Brooke Desmond, and Colton and Courtney Rager; three great-great grandchildren, River and Kenslee Barth and Mack Desmond; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Gordon; and four sisters, Leah, Blanche, Alice and Rosetta.

Services were held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flemington United Methodist Church.

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

 

Posted: April 26, 2017

Morris M. "Morey" Sponhouse

Morris M. "Morey" Sponhouse, 83, of 2023 Carlton Terrace, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2017, at the UPMC Williamsport. He and his wife the former Katharine Megahan celebrated 51 years of marriage on July 3.   

He was born on June 3, 1933, in Williamsport and was a son of William and Mildred Bressler Sponhouse.

Morey was self-employed as a flooring mechanic. He was a life member of Duboistown VFW. Morey enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching their sporting events. He served his country during the Korean War and earned two bronze stars.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, R. Mark (Denise) Lusk, Jersey Shore, Morris (Kelly) Sponhouse, Williamsport; one daughter, Cheryl (Robert Lundy) Follmer, Williamsport; two sisters, Irene Shaner, Picture Rocks and Francis Fischer, South Williamsport; ten grandchildren, Lyndsey (Tim) Stiger, Nathan Follmer, Brandon  Lusk, Bradley (Tiffany Fritz) Lusk, Kelsey (John Ecker) Follmer, Amy (Lucas) Mahaffey, Seth (Marisa Leo) Sponhouse, Heidi-Jo (Cody Johnson) Sponhouse, Bryce Hillyard, Spencer Sponhouse; four great-grandchildren, Isaac Stiger, Clara Stiger, Eli Fogle, Brantley Lusk; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2102 Northway Road, Williamsport with Rev. Bud Yoder officiating.  Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 9 until 10:30 a.m. 
   
The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Moreyás name be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701

 

Posted: April 27, 2017




Sandra M. “Sandy” Wagner

Sandra M. “Sandy” Wagner, 74, of Muncy entered into her Lord’s presence on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Sandy was married to Donald “Tim” Wagner, who survives, on May 20, 1967 and together they shared 49 years of marriage.

Born September 3, 1942 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Stanley M. Campbell and Mildred C. Spring.

Sandy was a talented seamstress and worked at Milco Industries in Bloomsburg for several years. She was a member of Watsontown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and was very active though out the years. She was a Deaconess of the church, a Sunday school teacher, part of Children’s church, a choir member and the nursery coordinator. Sandy loved to sew, go for walks, enjoyed her plants, and feeding the neighborhood cats.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Mark F. (Robyn) Wagner, of Danville; two granddaughters, Morgan and Kelsey Wagner, both of Danville; two sisters, Claire J. (Charles) Greenawalt) of Williamsport, Betty L. (Michael) Krause of Federal Way, WA; a brother, Stanley M. (Linda) Campbell Jr. of Spokane, WA; mother-in-law, Myrtle E. Wagner, of Watsontown; two brothers-in-law, Larry J. Wagner of Milton, Wesley E. (Maureen) Wagner, of Strausburg; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Sandy was preceded in death by a brother, Chester D. Campbell, a nephew Matthew D. Campbell and her father-in-law, Carl F. Wagner.

A funeral service to honor the life of Sandy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Watsontown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 1165 8th Street Drive, Watsontown, PA 17777, with Pastor Donald R. Jones, Jr., officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at church. Burial will be held privately in Montoursville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sandy’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Grace L. (Stover) Zimmerman

Grace L. (Stover) Zimmerman, 79, of Linden, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at her home.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Clinton T. Miller

Clinton T. Miller, 86, of DuBoistown died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 18, 1930 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Sibie Sylvester and Mary Elizabeth Shaffer Miller.

Clinton attended Lycoming College and graduated from Penn State University in 1964 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He retired as an industrial engineer from C.A. Reed. Clinton served over 20 years for the Borough of DuBoistown as councilman and member of the planning commission.

Clinton was a member and former President of the Hyner Mountain Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed Penn State football games and tailgating at the games, traveling, boating on the river and spending time at the river lot. His greatest love was spending time with his family.

Surviving is his daughter, Linda (Roger) McKee of South Williamsport, a grandson, Timothy (Jessica) McKee of DuBoistown, great grandchildren, Gage and Blade, a sister, Dolores (Earl) Mowrey of Montoursville, a brother, Charles (Louise) Miller of Williamsport and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shirley L. Miller, and siblings, William, Francis, Esther, Harry and Raymond Miller, LouElla Herbert and Pearl Koch.

A funeral service to honor the life of Clinton will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be held in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clinton’s name may be made to the Penn State University Alumni Association, C/O the Sustaining Pride Member Fund, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802 (Please include Clinton’s name with contribution) or Susquehanna Health Foundation, C/O Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2017




Lynn Alan Phillips

Lynn Alan Phillips, 52, of Williamsport died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services.

Born July 12, 1964 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Roy Alan Phillips and Sylvia Jean (Houseknecht) Snyder. Lynn served in the U.S. Navy. He loved John Deere tractors, fishing, and the outdoors.

He is survived by his step father, Herbert Snyder of Exchange; two uncles, Ralph D. (Elaine) Phillips of Lake City, FL, Larry R. (Peggy) Phillips of Unityville; two aunts, Janet S. (Michael) Whitmoyer of Hughesville, Jean P. (Rodney) Hopkins of Unityville; a half-sister, Andrea S. (Nathan) Bosgraaf of Providence, RI; and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Scott E. Phillips, and an aunt, Doris M. Bigger.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at Muncy Cemetery, 204 E. Penn Street, Muncy, PA.


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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Sandra Lee (Frey) Stutzman

Sandra Lee (Frey) Stutzman, 76, of Williamsport, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Williamsport Home where she resided.

She was married to the late George F. “Fred” Stutzman on December 17, 1960 and they celebrated 36 years of marriage until his death in 1997.

Sandra was born on September 28, 1940 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late J. Ross and Helen M. (Flexer) Frey. She had graduated from Williamsport High School in 1959 then graduated from the Williamsport School of Commerce. She had worked as a nurse’s assistant at Lysock View and Manor Care then retired. She attended Annunciation Church and Faith Wesleyan Church. Sandra had gone to Messiah Senior Community Center for many years and enjoyed crocheting, bingo, crafts and being around people. She brought a smile to everyone she met. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.

Sandra is survived by two sons; Jerry F. Stutzman of Linden and Mark D. Stutzman and companion DeDee Lynn of Williamsport, three daughters; Ann R. Russell (Stephen) of Williamsport, Nanci M. Adams (Carl) of New Hampshire and Christine E. Welliver (Gene) of Cogan Station, nine grandchildren, six great-grandsons, one sister; Dottie Junod of Montoursville and one sister-in-law; Nanci Long of Montoursville. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; Robert Roller.

There will be a public viewing 12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jay E. Jones from the St. Johns – Newberry United Methodist Church will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Kathleen “June” Kauffman

Kathleen “June” Kauffman, 87, of Dushore died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, PA. June's husband of 69 years, Robert C. Kauffman preceded her in death on October 16, 2016. June was a dedicated and loving wife who worked tirelessly to ensure her husband’s comfort and happiness during the last thirteen years of his life. She referred to him as her “Sweetie pie, honey bunch,” to the delight of her grandchildren. Throughout their marriage Robert owned a transmission shop and gas station. During the earlier years June worked pumping gas and answering phones side by side with her husband. Later she became his trusted bookkeeper and payroll assistant. During this time June was recognized for her expertise in archery. June and her family spent many happy hours enjoying this sport at Pen-Del archery club in Boothwyn, PA.

Born June 18, 1929 in Chester, she is the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Potser) Snyder. She was a devout Christian and prayer warrior, spending the better part of her life winning souls for Jesus. She had a wry sense of humor, and her funny one-liners and antics are a source of joyful memories. Far above her sense of humor, however, June is remembered for her credo, “Trust and obey.” Through good times and bad, June faithfully exemplified this saying. Her favorite scripture verse was Romans 8:28, for she saw God work all things out for good, and she thanked Him daily for that great promise. When asked about her greatest accomplishment, June pointed to her love of God, husband, and seven sons.

Surviving are six sons, Robert J. (Rachel) Kauffman of Ridley Park, Gary J. Kauffman of Kalispell, MT, Thomas R. (Sherrill) Kauffman of Glen Allen, VA, William H. (Barbara) Kauffman of Morgantown, Kenneth C. Kauffman of Battle Ground, WA, and Daniel C. Kauffman of Ogden, UT; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kathleen was preceded in death by her son, James E. Kauffman; and a sister Shirley Snyder.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with Pastor John Klim officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




Constance K. Davis

Constance K. Davis, 74, of Whitehall Road, Turbotville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center where she was a medical patient.

Born June 16, 1942 in Danville, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Margaret (Burkey) Koons. She was married to Joseph M. Davis for 34 years until his death in 1995.

She was a 1960 graduate of Danville High School and was very active in organizing her class reunions.

She had worked at the former Milton Shoe Factory and was also a beautician, having operated her own shop at her home in Exchange for many years.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge, Danville and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Danville.

She enjoyed playing games, most especially Poker and Pinochle but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn L. and Kenneth E. Rider of Schnecksville; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Joseph M. and Paula Davis and James H. Davis and his fiancé Donna, all of Exchange; six grandchildren: Adriene Rider, Nathan Rider and his wife Alyssa, Phillip Rider, Carlene Davis and her fiancé Joshua Beamer, Michael Davis, and Destiny Davis and her companion Dion Gardner; a brother, Joseph R. Koons and his wife Connie of Danville; and a sister, Shirley Moll, Montoursville.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville and from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday at St. James Episcopal Church, 215 South Main Street, Muncy where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with the Rev. David Culbertson officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Hill Cemetery, West Hemlock Twp., Montour County.

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Posted: April 24, 2017

Harold L. Diehl, Jr.

Harold L. Diehl, Jr., 88, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Valley View Nursing Center. He was born September 30, 1928 in Danville, a son the son of Leo and Mildred Long Diehl.

Harold retired from McCormick Dray Lines and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army, and a member of the American Legion Post 617 in South Williamsport.

He was predeceased by his parents’ his wife of 42 years the former Emma Dolores Berry, son Barry, daughter, Suzanne Weaver, and brother Harvey.

He is survived by his sons, Harold L. Jr. (Stephanie) of Williamsport, Larry (Betty) of Danville, Jeffrey L. (Tammy) of Montoursville, and Daniel S. (Bridget) of Unityville; Daughter, Doreen M. (Richard) Marshall of Sayre; sisters, Lydia Kreisher of Danville, Ruth Weidensant od Danville, and Mary Sobotor of Williamsport;14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 27, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co. A viewing for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 6 – 8:-00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers.

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Selma L. “Sally” Andrews

Selma L. “Sally” Andrews, 89, of Hughesville passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Max J. Andrews in November 28, 1976.

Born January 20, 1928 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Albert Gustaf and Sara Eloise (Hampton) Engdahl. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a nurse’s aide at the former Lysock View Nursing Home, Montoursville. She also worked at Sylvania in Montoursville and for the East Lycoming School District. Sally was a member of the Moose Lodge #2222, Hughesville, and a member of Picture Rocks United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed raising Gladiolus flowers, writing poetry, and journaling. Sally loved playing softball and started a women’s softball league in this area. She was an avid Phillies fan. Sally was the force behind starting and maintaining strong family ties through yearly family reunions and parties that are continuing over 30 years later. Her positive outlook and attitude remained with her to her final hours. Sally was a joyful soul with a song in her heart and swing in her step. She left a positive impression with everyone she touched.

She is survived by three daughters, Sally L. Alcocer of Hughesville, Kate A. (Mike) Mitchell of Watsontown, Lori J. (Jake) Stiger of Hughesville; two sons, Michael J. (Joanna) Andrews of Dresher, Patrick N. (Judy) Andrews of Hughesville; a sister: Kathryn "Peach" E. (Byron) Bassett of Muncy; a brother, Albert "Sonny" Engdahl of Montoursville; 12 grandchildren, and19 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Daniel Andrews, and two brothers, Roland and Jon "Jack" Engdahl.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Chaplain David Fishel officiating. Burial will follow at Muncy Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sally’s name to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org.

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




     



Herbert F. Betts

Herbert F. Betts, Sr., 60, of Williamsport died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence with his family by his side.

Born March 10, 1957 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Ellen Mae Betts Ryan.

Herbert was employed by Shop Vac for 30 years, and Jersey Shore Steel for four years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting wood and being in the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth Ann (Pettit) Betts, his children, Herbert (Susan) Betts, Jr. of Sullivan County, Amanda (Dana) Houseknecht of Hughesville, Thomas Betts of Williamsport, and Christina (Matthew) Robidoux of Williamsport, seven grandchildren, Abby, Tyler, Nathan, Grace, Ellen, Maddison and Kairi.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Arthur, James Frederick, Frederick James, Lynn Douglass and Laura Mae Betts Ryan.

A funeral service to honor the life of Herbert will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. There will be a viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Herbert’s name may be made to any local volunteer fire company.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Grant K. Steers

Grant K. Steers, 76, of Wolf Twp. died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He is the husband of Sandy M. (Daugherty) Steers and celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary July 3, 2016.

Born March 21, 1941 in Montgomery, he is the son of the late Kenneth and Bernice (King) Steers. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Grant was employed as a welder for the former New Columbia Joist Company. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Grant was a member of the American Legion, Hughesville, and was a member of their pool league. He attended New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy are two step sons, Lawrence H. Knight of Bellefonte, Terry S. Knight of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Sherry Guyer of Abington, MD; a brother Samuel Steers; a step brother Thomas (Brenda) Steers of Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 Step Grandchildren, and 12 Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was precede in death by a brother, Ronald Steers.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, with Pastor Robert A. Lauver officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: April 24, 2017

Michael S. Lutcher

Michael S. Lutcher, 52, Dewart, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born January 24, 1965 in Washington, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas J.
and Jeannie (Merrick) Lutcher. On May 6, 1989 he married the former Reva S.
Bortz and they have celebrated 27 years of marriage.

He was a 1983 graduate of Milton High School and was currently employed by R & P Security of Milton.

He was a former member of the Milton and Turbot Twp. Fire Companies and former member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milton. He was a current member of Northumberland Fire Police.

Mike enjoyed bowling at the Imperial Lanes in Milton for Team 13.
Surviving besides his wife are a son and daughter-in-law, Tom R. and Emily
Lutcher of Puyallup, Washington; a daughter, Anna J. Lutcher at home; two
grandchildren: Tyler and Nevaeh Lutcher; and a brother, Craig R. Lutcher and his wife Lisa of McEwensville.

Friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 PM Monday at Brooks Funeral Home &
Cremation Svc, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown with memorial honors by the Fire Police at 6:45 PM. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM with the Rev.James Ritter of Watsontown Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the
funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 24, 2017




Emily C. Snyder

Emily C. Snyder, 101, of 1900 Ravine Raod, Williamsport, died peacefully on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. She was born in Williamsport on April 8, 1916 the daughter of William J. and Emma Bischof Strouse.

Emily was a longtime member of St Boniface Catholic Church.She had been a secretary and receptionist for the Lycoming O.B.G.Y.N. here in Williamsport. Emily was preceded in death by her husband Richard W. Snyder in 1987 and her daughter Victoria Powell in 1999.

Emily is survived by her son Gary W. (Susan) Snyder in S. Williamsport Pa. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren ; Karen (Mark) Staub, Kevin (Nicole) Snyder, Ryan Snyder, Justin (Eleni) Snyder, Richard (Kristin) Powell and Amanda Powell. 6 great grandchildren 7 nieces and 5 nephews, and a special niece Sandra Bierly. She was preceded in death by her sister Mabel Tomlinson, brothers George, Lloyd and William Strouse.

Funeral and burial services will be held at the convienence of the family. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions in Emily’s name may be made to the Williamsport Home 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,Pa. 17701. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2017

Mary Arlene Agnor

Mary Arlene Agnor, 94, passed away at the Williamsport Home on Thursday April 20, 2017.

She was born in Collomsville on Sept. 23, 1922 a daughter of Joseph J. and Mary I. Seewald Engler

Arlene had been a member of the former Ascension Catholic now St. Joseph the Worker Parish and was a graduate of the former St. Joseph’s High School. Arlene had been employed at the Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Court where she had received a commendation from Gov. Richard Thornburgh for her work, while at Friends of the Court.

Her husband Robert “Jack” Agnor , died Jan. 19, 2001.

Surviving are three daughters and their families, Carol Agnor-Phillips of Hughesville, Judy (Frank Jr.) Noviello of Blue Bell, Joan (Clifford) Martin of Dade City, Fla., four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 Saturday, April 22, 2017at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W.4th St., Williamsport with her pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Twin Hills Memorial Park in Muncy.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Foundation for the benefit of Suquehanna Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamport, PA or The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 21, 2017

Grant K. Steers

Grant K. Steers, 76, of Wolf Twp. died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. He is the husband of Sandy M. (Daugherty) Steers and celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary July 3, 2016.

Born March 21, 1941 in Montgomery, he is the son of the late Kenneth and Bernice (King) Steers. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Grant was employed as a welder for the former New Columbia Joist Company. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Grant was a member of the American Legion, Hughesville, and was a member of their pool league. He attended New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sandy are two step sons, Lawrence H. Knight of Bellefonte, Terry S. Knight of Rock Hill, SC; a sister, Sherry Guyer of Abington, MD; a brother Samuel Steers; a step brother Thomas (Brenda) Steers of Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 Step Grandchildren, and 12 Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was precede in death by a brother, Ronald Steers.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at New Life Church, 1006 Village Rd., Pennsdale, with Pastor Robert A. Lauver officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756.

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

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

 

Posted: April 21, 2017




Matilda L. Ross

Matilda L. Ross, 91, of Beauty Ave. Williamsport passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Leighton Place, Williamsport.

Born September 2, 1925 in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Hazel Neidig Merolli. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Ross on May 21, 2009.

Matilda worked in the cafeteria at Lycoming Valley Middle School. She was a member of the NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association), and she enjoyed shopping, sewing, camping, canning, cooking and baking, but her family was her greatest passion.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan A. Ross of Muncy; a son, Gary R. Ross of Williamsport; grandchildren, Angela Lepley, Jessica McDermott, Erik and Seth Balliet; four great grandchildren, Emilie, Anthony Jr., Greyson and Gaige; and a sister, Dorothy Janaskie of Northumberland.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 24 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian VanFossen, officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 5-7
p.m. Sunday, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Matilda’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: April 19, 2017

Bernard P. Imrisek

Bernard P. Imrisek, 89, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. He was born September 17, 1927 in Lansford, PA a son of Paul V. and Catherine M. Buda Imrisek.

He was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and enjoyed outdoor activity with his grandkids and playing cards with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Rose M. Arcari brothers, Paul, Frank and Joe Imrisek and sisters, Mary Derby and Sister M. Mildred, MSC.

He is survived by his sons, John P. (Kimberly) Imrisek of Williamsport and David P. (Janet) Imrisek of Camp Hill; daughters Terri M. (Andy) Atwell of Montoursville and Cathy M. Wheeler of Montgomery; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 20, 2017

Raymond W. Wall

Raymond W. Wall, 79, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.  He was a lifetime resident of Jersey born September 10, 1937.  Ray was a groundskeeper at Little Pine State Park for 31 years before retiring. He is survived by 2 brothers, Wayne and Mark both of Jersey Shore and Hazel (Edward) Billman of Williamsport. 
A memorial service for family and friends will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church, Antes Fort.
Arrangements are being handled by Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.  Please share your memories of Ray with his family at ww.rearickcarpenter.com 

 

Posted: April 20, 2017




Mae E. “Betty” Harris

Mae E. “Betty” Harris, 90, 0f Cogan Station, passed away Monday, April 18, 2017 at her home. She was born February 23, 1927 in Montoursville the daughter of Harry and Florence Hummel Miller.

Betty was a longtime resident of Cogan Station. She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church and had worked for many years at the former Sylvania Photoflash in Montoursville.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Carol (Walt) Splain of Linden and Barbara (Steve) Temple of Lock Haven; sons, Roger (Wendy) Harris of Cogan Station and Dan (Teresa) Harris of Cogan Station; sisters, Lois Mundrick of Rochester, NY and Beverly Weikel of Hughesville; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband James and a grandson, Toby Watson.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Chris Pfleegor officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday afternoon from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Larry T. Wileman

Larry T. Wileman, 75, of Williamsport, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Bonnie Wileman.

Born August 17, 1941 in Williamsport, Larry was a son of the late Charles and Marion (Lutz) Wileman.

Larry was a 1961 graduate of Williamsport High School, and still remained active as part of his class reunion committee. He worked at Rayovac, Bethlehem Steel for 25 years and retired in 2003 from Lunaire.

Larry and Bonnie loved being together and traveling. Larry enjoyed working in his yard and feeding the birds. He took great pride in his landscaping and took classes at Penn State for horticulture and landscaping. Larry was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.

Along with his wife Bonnie, Larry is survived by his niece and nephew Stefanie (Mark) Hostrander of Reading PA, and Tom Kinney of Williamsport, and great nephews, Steven, and Jared Hostrander and Brian Kinney and great niece, Alecia Pricher. Larry is also survived by his wonderful friends Debbie and Dutch Bogaczyk and their children, Tyler and Ryan, Susie and Rick Rider and their son Matthew Rider, his best friends Corey Way and Gary Hinston and his beloved dog, Martini.

Larry was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Kinney and a brother, Charles Wileman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Larry will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Charles L. “Jack” Poust

Charles L. “Jack” Poust, 84, of Moreland Twp. died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at home. Jack was the husband of Sarah N. (Rishel) Poust and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on February 28, 2017.

Born April 22, 1932 in Franklin Twp., he is the son of the late Jesse J. and Pearl L. (Glidewell) Poust. Prior to his retirement, Jack was a logger, working for several area logging companies. In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, John Deere and Farmall tractors. Jack enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family. He also competed in Lumberjack events throughout the state.Surviving in addition to his wife Sarah are three daughters, Lucinda G. "Cindy" Houseknecht of Hughesville, Lisa M. Hall of Orangeville, Kristina J. (Chris) Hartman of Unityville; a son, Charles L. (Kathy) Poust, Jr. of Muncy; a daughter-in-law, Shelly (Dietterick) Poust-Kiess of Unityville; six Grandchildren; two Step-Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren; and four Step Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dane N. Poust; a grandson, Jesse C. Richart; and brothers James B. and Oliver S. Poust.

The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. David K. Fishel officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Unityville. Visitation will be on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.

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Posted: April 18, 2017




Valeria E. Holmes

Valeria E. Holmes, 84, a resident at the Williamsport Home, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Thursday April 13, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. She was born March 31, 1933 in Shamokin, PA., a daughter of Wm Ralph and M. Beatrice Weikel Knopp.

Valeria was a graduate of Watsontown High School and was a long time member of the Greenview Alliance church in Montoursville. Where she also served as secretary and assistant treasurer. She was an employee of the former G.T.E. Sylvania in Montoursville and retired from Palco Federal Credit Union in Muncy.

Valeria and her late husband James L. Holmes enjoyed many years together and were privileged to travel to many places in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zeland. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and bird watching. Having no children of their own she enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews and family members at many family functions.

Valeria is survived by her sisters, Doris B. Bower of Montoursville and Donna J. (Lee) Freeman of Williamsport; brothers, Leon I. (Judy) Knopp and Milan (Jean) Knopp, both of Muncy; sisters-in-law, Florence Knopp of Muncy, June (Ambrose) Catherman of Williamsport and Edith Eichenlaub Watsontown; brothers-in-law, John A. (Nancy) Holmes of Allenwood and Rev. Thomas Eugene (Brenda) Holmes of Richmond, KY.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her parents; brother, Ralph E. Knopp, brother–in–law’s Harold Bower and Carl Eichenlaub.

The funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Monday April 24, 2017 at the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville with Pastor Ron Raymer and Rev. Thomas Eugene Holmes officiating. Private interment will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Jeffery Clark Randolph-Hunter

Jeffery Clark Randolph-Hunter, of Williamsport, PA, made his transition from temporal to eternal life on Saturday April 1, 2017 after a prolonged illness.

Jeff was born, in Williamsport, on September 1, 1955 to Anna Mae (Brown) Hunter and Robert A. Hunter Sr, who preceded him in death.

He was the youngest of six siblings; Charliese E. Wilson (Harrisburg, PA), Atiba A. Nkrumah-Butch (Baltimore, MD), Deborah E. Carr (Essex, MD), Mary M. Square (Chino Hills, CAL); and, Dedra Hunter and Robert A. Hunter Jr. who preceded him in death.

Jeff was the companion of Crystal Lynn Wise and they had three children, Eddie Wise, Jeffery C. Randolph Jr. and Cato J. Randolph; three grandchildren, Jeffery lll, Cato Jr. and Jayana Fillman; a step-son and six step-grandchildren. They were the joy of his life.

Jeff had been employed as a printer at a couple of print shops in the city; most notably Lables by Pulizzi, Inc. He also worked as a welder for a couple companies; most notably Powerplant Technologies, Inc. He loved and took great pride in both of these occupations.

Jeff was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed life to the hilt, made friends wherever he ventured and was a favorite of his many Cousins'. He touched many lives with his goodness and uninhibited nature and will leave a lasting impression on family and friends.

The internment of his ashes will take place in Wildwood Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Friday April 21, 2017. There will be a Memorial Service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 West Fourth St, Williamsport, PA. Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:30 am. Following the Service there will be A Celebration of Life Repast at the Edgar A. Stills, Elks Lodge, 625 Park Ave. Williamsport, PA - from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Bretlin Tanner Skiro

Bretlin Tanner Skiro, Age 2, left this world all too soon on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Bretlin, also known as Tank, was a healthy, hearty and precious baby boy born on May 17, 2014. He was the son of Brett T. Skiro (Felisha Evans-Koch), of Williamsport and Lindsey M. Bierly (Roger Plaisted), of Lock Haven.

He enjoyed driving his older siblings crazy, playing in the dirt, watching Blaze and the Monster Machines, and loved anything that had to do with Minions and Sponge Bob. He had an appetite larger than life and knew what good food tasted like, even at the age of 2. He attended Daycare and School at Moms Inc. in Lock Haven and loved his teachers and friends. He was the most sincere, loving, caring little boy who would offer hugs and kisses to anyone and was great at snugging.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Jaiden Skiro, two brothers, Karter Skiro and Trent Bierly, three aunts, Shauna (David) Knapp, of Pittsburgh, Kelli Jo (Jeremy) Shaffer, of Watsontown, Leslie Tressler, of Lock Haven, an uncle, Peter Skiro, of Montoursville, several other aunts, uncles, and cousins, special friends Tony, Dawna, and Shane Bierly, many other special friends, maternal grandparents, Barry and Tammy Tressler ,of Lock Haven, maternal great-grandparents, Sarah and Richard Heaverly, of Blanchard, Virginia Bonnell, of Avis, Earl and Dottie Tressler, of Beech Creek, paternal grandparents, Peter (Karen) Skiro Jr., of Montoursvillle, Heather (Tom) Turner, of Montoursville, paternal great-grandfather, Dean Thomas, of Loyalsock.

Bretlin was preceded in death by paternal great-grandmother, Sara Thomas.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20 at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport. A viewing will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Northway Presbyterian Church.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Skiro Family Care Fund, Attn: Leslie Tressler, 513 East Park Street Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Evelyn F. (Ault) Gehr

Evelyn F. (Ault) Gehr , a lifetime resident of Montoursville, died in the early hours of Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was 96 years old. Evelyn was fortunate to enjoy life for 95 years. Up until her accident in June of 2016 when she fell and broke her femur and knee she was able to be out in the community four or five days each week – attending church, participating in Bible study, going shopping, and having lunch with friends. She thrived on being in the community and meeting and talking with her many friends.

She was born on September 15, 1920 to James Clyde and Mildred Rose (Updegraff) Ault. She was the eldest of five siblings. She attended J. George Becht Elementary School and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1939.

During World War II Evelyn, through a mutual friend, became the pen pal of Seabee, Charles Stanley Gehr, a local young man from Warrensville whom she had never met. They corresponded throughout the War. On April 18, 1953, seven years after his return from duty they were married and they spent the next 48 years together residing in Montoursville, PA.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband Stanley, her parents, her youngest brother Gerald Keith and a nephew Bari Stone.

She is survived by a large and loving family. Her first and second generation family include Clyde Eugene Ault, Frances Stone, Phyllis Thomas, Jill (Allen) Kaplan, Keith Ault, Kathy (John) Laugerman, Miriam (Garth) Eck, David (Alice) Ault, Jeffrey Ault, Lyvonne (Craig) Snyder, Shelley (Gerry) Roberts, Lynn (Ron) Gearhart, Susan Thomas, Marcie Watts, Larry (Sue) Gehr, and Jerry (Helen) Gehr. She was considered the matriarch of the family She was the one everyone contacted when needing to know about another member of the family, when approval was wanted to set the time and place for a family picnic, or dinner. She was the messenger for family events that marked both joy and sadness – being aware of the new babies in the family, engagements and marriages, illness of members of the family and the demise of members of the clan. She knew and was extremely proud of her family and knew its genealogy for generations. Evelyn was loved and respected by four generations of family and will be greatly missed by all.

She spent her working days in retail in Williamsport, PA. Her employment included selling paint and wall paper at Carroll House, draperies and curtains at L.L.Stearns, and finally women’s apparel at Brozman’s. She retired when the store closed. Evelyn never drove a car and she was a fixture at the bus stop almost every day, rain, snow or sunshine. She made many acquaintances and friends on those bus rides, both the passengers to the drivers.

Evelyn was a woman of faith and one of the oldest members of Faith United Methodist Church. Her influence was felt throughout the church for many years. She was a member of the choir, a member of FUMC Women and was present to lend a helping hand in organizing dinners and making the coffee, giving her opinion about various projects, and making sure that the altar was adorned with flowers on Sunday. Evelyn was extremely proud of her membership and work in FUMC.

Friends are invited meet with the family on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church on Fairview Dr., Montoursville with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. The funeral will follow at 11:00 AM, with internment immediately following at Twin Hills Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that any memorial gifts be given to The Learning Center, 19 East Fourth St., Williamsport 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Kenneth L. Porter

Kenneth L. Porter, 88, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Ken married the former Patricia A. Huffman, who survives, on October 16, 1954 and together they shared 62 years of marriage.

Born January 19, 1929, in Ogdensburg, he was a son of the late Burdett M. and Lydia (Schmelzle) Porter.

Ken graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1946 and also from Williamsport Technical Institute. He served his country in the US Army, 1st Calvary during the Korean War, and later retired from Williamsport Wire Rope (Bethlehem Steel) in 1993.

Ken was a member of Newberry Church of Christ where you could often find him helping out with various projects. He was a member of Dietrich Lamade F.&A.M. Lodge #755, a 32nd degree Valley of the Williamsport Scottish Rite, and a member of the Williamsport Consistory, and a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Ken enjoyed taking care of his lawn and gardening, camping, square dancing, woodworking and building.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, David (Angela) Porter of Montoursville, Richard (Kara) Porter of Vestal, N.Y, D. Mark Porter of Williamsport, and Michael (Suellen) Porter of Cogan Station; eight grandchildren, Nicole, R.J., Daniel, Chelsea, Krista, Patrick, Collin and Ava; step grandchildren, Robert, Kyle, Erica, and Tanner; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Getgen and Leona Butters and a brother, Roy Porter.

A funeral service to honor Ken’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Newberry Church of Christ, 2101 Linn Street, Williamsport, with his Pastor, Ronald D. Savits, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20 p.m., at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport (a masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m.) and from 10 -10:30 a.m. Friday at church.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to Newberry Church of Christ, 2101 Linn Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or The Susquehanna Health Foundation, c/o the Gatehouse, 1000 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Mark E. Young

Mark E. Young, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home while in the presence of his loving family.

Mark was born in Williamsport, on March 8, 1961. His parents Roland and Patricia Beiter Young preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Jacqueline Harner; daughter, Dana Lewis (Adam); grandchildren, Hannah, Talia and Giada Lewis; brother, Scott Young; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mark was a 1979 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. He was employed at High Steel his entire career, approximately 37 years.

Mark and his wife Jackie also owned and operated the "Humpty Dumpty" sub shop on Lycoming Creek Road for the past 21 years.

As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mark was a member of the Beech Ridge Hunting Club for 29 years, Lycoming County Beagle Club and Red Run Rod & Gun Club. He was also a life member of the Keystone League. Mark enjoyed, fishing trips with family and friends, especially walleye fishing in Port Clinton, Ohio, and camping on the Delaware beaches with family and good friends. He was an avid fan and supporter of Penn State’s football and girls’ soccer teams. Most of all, Mark enjoyed spending time with family, especially watching his grandkids play soccer.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Saturday April 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m., followed by a service celebrating Mark’s life.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to either the Geisinger Foundation at https://www.geisinger.org/en/about-geisinger/geisinger-foundation/make-a-gift (select Cancer GMC) or to the Williamsport Soccer Booster Club (checks payable to WAHS Soccer Booster and sent to Brette Confair), 607 Orchard Place, Willliamsport, PA 17701, as a tribute gift to honor Mark.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Wayne D. Pearsall

Wayne D. Pearsall, 66, of Lock Haven passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Lock Haven Hospital.

Born on December 4, 1950 in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Richard Pearsall and Jane Mary Salisbury.

Wayne was a graduate of Lock Haven High School Class of 1969.

On November 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, the former Carol Ann McDermit, who preceded him in death on August 20, 2015.

Wayne was employed by Croda as a Maintenance Technician for 30 years, until his retirement on December 31, 2016.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying both fishing and hunting. Wayne also liked woodworking and gardening.

Above all was his family. Wayne was a devoted husband and dedicated father.
Surviving are his three children: Cameron Lee (Denae) Pearsall of Mill Hall, Clinton Andrew (Jennifer) Pearsall of Castanea, and Ann Marie McLaughlin of Lock Haven; and five grandchildren: Kaylee Ann Pearsall, Devin Pettingill, Erin Marie McLaughlin, Malerie Mosier and Samantha Roupp.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4 until 6 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 754 Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

John P. “Jack” Rushoe

John P. “Jack” Rushoe, 77, of 34 Heatherbrooke Estates, Muncy, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born September 23, 1939 in Ashland, he was a son of the late Paul and Cleo (Degler) Rushoe. On January 21, 1961 he married the former Patricia Eck, who survives. Together they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Jack was a graduate of Turbotville High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jack worked as a laborer for 35 years at the former Sprout-Waldron, now Andritz, Muncy, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Clarkstown

Jack was a firefighter and EMT with both the former Clarkstown and Muncy Fire Companies, now Muncy Area Fire Company. He was a member of a local car club and enjoyed classic cars. Jack was an avid history buff.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and one son-in-law, Christle Rushoe, of Shiremanstown and Tawny and Mark Dietrick, of Ralston; five siblings, Shirley Howells, of Nanticoke, Carol Rupp, of Bloomsburg, Harold Rushoe and his wife, Rose, of CA, James Rushoe and his wife, Lee, of Bloomsburg and Joseph Palesky, of FL; and two grandchildren, Erin (Dietrick) Spencer and her husband, Mark, and Andrew Dietrick.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two siblings, Robert Palesky and Carol Bastian.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2041 St. Rt. 442, Clarkstown, with his pastor, the Rev. Beverly D. Cotner, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church Cemetery, Montgomery.

The family welcomes flowers, however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to SunnyBrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding, 426 State Home Rd., Montgomery, PA 17752 or online at sunnybrookmeadows.com/donate.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Bernard M. Imrisek

Bernard M. Imrisek, 89, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Williamsport Home. He was born September 17, 1927 in Lansford, PA a son of Paul V. and Catherine M. Buda Imrisek.

He was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and enjoyed outdoor activity with his grandkids and playing cards with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, the former Rose M. Arcari brothers, Paul, Frank and Joe Imrisek and sisters, Mary Derby and Sister M. Mildred, MSC.

He is survived by his sons, John P. (Kimberly) Imrisek of Williamsport and David P. (Janet) Imrisek of Camp Hill; daughters Terri M. (Andy) Atwell of Montoursville and Cathy M. Wheeler of Montgomery; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. Michael S. McCormick as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Ruth E. Blair

Ruth E. Blair, 88, of Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born December 6, 1928 in Proctor, a daughter of Arthur G. and Iva Lewis Foulkrod.

Ruth was a member of the Wallis Run United Methodist Church and the Trout Run Senior Citizens.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Elwood L. Blair, sisters, Rachel Norton and Kathryn Snell, and her brothers, Ralph, Ernest, and Dick Foulkrod.

Ruth is survived by her Sons, Wayne E. of Milan, Gary B. (Kaye) of Montoursville, and Randy L. (Diane) of Montoursville; sisters, Dorothy Rightmire of Proctor, and Dora Tuttle of Horseheads, NY; four grandchildren, Meghan, Samuel, Alex and Gregory; five great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Wallis Run United Methodist Church, 9915 Wallis Run Rd., Trout Run, with Pastor Katherine Behrens officiating. Interment will follow in Barbours Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, and again on Saturday from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Wallis Run United Methodist Church.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Stephen Dale Kleckner

Stephen Dale Kleckner, 63, of 565 Cricklewood Drive, State College, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at home.

He was born November 24, 1953 in Lock Haven, the son of Dale and Lavon Miller Kleckner. On October 28, 1978 in Renovo, he married the former Cheryl Ann Lundy who survives.

He was first employed by Hammermill Paper Company, and was currently employed with the Refrigeration Crew at Penn State University.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, State College. He was also a life member of the Beech Creek-Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company, and was a member of the National Ski Patrol. He was an avid Penn State football and wrestling fan. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and wine touring. Most of all, Steve enjoyed the times spent with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Tomalis (Rob), of Charlotte, N.C., 2 sons, Brett (Brooke), of Beech Creek, and Sean (Katie), of Mill Hall, 2 sisters, Karen Heverly, of Marsh Creek, and Susan Young, of Beech Creek, 2 brothers, Duane, of Beech Creek, and Kenneth, of Blanchard, and 5 grandchildren, Anabeth and Juliana Tomalis, and Connor, Caleb, and Madison Kleckner.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, PA, 17745 with Pastor P. Steven Lynn officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beech Creek-Blanchard Volunteer Fire Company through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Agnes May Higgins

Agnes May Higgins, 80, of Lock Haven passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Susque View Home, Lock Haven.

She was born June 21, 1936 in Lock Haven to the late Paul and Agnes Higgins.
She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1954. She then attended Lock Haven University and nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was employed by the Big N and was co-owner of the National Hotel with her brother, the late Paul Higgins.

She courageously fought cancer the past several years and was an inspiration to her nieces and family.

Surviving are her nieces, Julie (Wayne) Peck of Concord, NC and Jen (Rusty) Bottorf of Lock Haven; grand nieces, Kaleena Tripp and Courtney Peck, both of Concord, NC and Briana Bottorf of Lock Haven; and a grand nephew, Trey Bottorf of Lock Haven.

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

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Robert P. Carichner

Robert P. Carichner, 77, of Hughesville, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.

Born May 3, 1939 in West Pittston, he was a son of the late Paul F and Doris (Johnson) Carichner. He married the former Lena Kipp, and together they celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Robert was a graduate of Williamsport High School, Class of 1957. He then served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force, and during that time he received his a pilot’s license, and a good conduct medal. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a Mason .

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kevin (Kathy) Carichner of Springhill, FL, Keith Carichner of East Berlin, and Kurt Aaron (Theresa) Carichner of Clarks Summit; a step daughter, Donna (Bill) Stabler of Summerville, SC; a step son, Dennis Wilkinson of Dorchester, SC; a sister, Grace Kocher of Pinehurst, NC; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother in law, David Kocher; and a niece, Lynn Kocher.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 South Main Street, Hughesville. Burial will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

William B. Hart

William B. Hart, 84, of Forksville, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.

Born November 13, 1932 in New Albany, he was a son of the late Raymond L. and Ethel (Baker) Hart. He and his wife, the former Nancy Taylor, would have celebrated 22 years of marriage on November 15, 2017.

Bill was a dedicated and respected dairy farmer his entire life and was the fifth generation owner of High Hart Farms. As a young man, he was the recipient of the Keystone Farmer Award for outstanding farming, as-well-as many other conservation awards for farming.

He was a member of the Susquehanna Car Club, the Ogdensburg Gun Club, Sullivan County Planning Commission, Evergreen Lodge #163 F. & A.M., and an honorary member of the Sullivan County Fair where he formerly served as vice president. He was a former member of the Sullivan County Conservation District, and past president of the Greenwood Cemetery Association. Bill enjoyed hunting with family and friends. He loved people so much; testified to by the countless numbers he called Friend!

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Jennifer H. (Marty) Stabley of Hummelstown, and Julie H. (Kevin) Witmer of Watsontown; two sons, Jeffrey B. (Dedra) Hart of Charlotte, NC, and Jon W. (Stacie) Hart of Muncy; a sister, Mildred Frazier of Muncy Valley; 17 grandchildren, Meredith Stabley, William Stabley, Taylor Hart, Thomas Witmer, Nathan Witmer, David Witmer, Bode Hart, Tiffany Charles, Chelsie Richards, Jordan Fetterman, Adam Fetterman, Luke Fetterman, Elias Lynch, Ethan Lynch, Francesca Muscettola, Isabella Muscettola, and Matteo Muscettola; two great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Kathleen S. Faust of Sunnyvale, CA; Step Daughter, Rebecca F. (Tom) Lynch of Midlothian, VA; Step Daughter, Rachel A. (Jay) Fetterman of Sykesville, MD; and two nephews, Robert Mitteer and Frank Huff that he helped raise.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Janet B. Hart; two sisters, Doris Mitteer and Alice Huff.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Pastor Jacob C. Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Forksville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Sullivan County Fair, c/o Jody Lambert, 512 Lambert Hill Rd., Dushore, PA 18614; or the Eldredsville Vol. Fire Company, 402 Rt. 4007, Forksville, PA 18616; or the Greenwood Cemetery, c/o Melanie Norton, 1974 Rt. 4009, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2017

Karen L. Clayton

Karen L. Clayton, 56, a resident of Watsontown, PA, passed away after many years of kidney disease and other health issues on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Geisinger Medical Center. Born in Kelly Twp., Union County, PA, on Tuesday, June 14, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Robert A. Bitler, Sr. and Lucinda Shreck who survives her of Montgomery.

She was the wife of Thomas E. Clayton.

Karen was a 1998 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Due to her long time illness, Karen was a stay at home mom.

Karen was a member of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Edward J. Smith F.V.W. Post 3428 at Muncy. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending yard sales, watching western movies and reading her Bible. Her faith in the Lord never wavered.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one daughter, Angela M. and husband Dennis Buck, Watsontown, PA; one grandson, Kyle E. Buck, Watsontown, PA; her step-father, Charles Shreck, Montgomery, PA; five siblings, Kathy A. and husband David Nevel, Hughesville, PA; Robert A. Bitler, Jr., Montgomery, PA; Marge S. and husband James Poust, Muncy, PA; Penny Benscoter and fiancé Will J. Zink, Muncy, PA; Dale L. Bitler and fiancé Danielle Gordner, Watsontown, PA. Karen is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 with Reverend James R. Pentz, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. If desired memorial contributions may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Rd, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17109 or to the New Covenant Assembly of God, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA 17752. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




Anna M. Palmer

Anna M. Palmer, 88, of Williamsport, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Manor Care North. Anna was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Palmer on March 16, 2008.

Born September 26, 1928 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Phillips.

Anna worked in the Bookstore at Brodart for over 40 years. She enjoyed crafts, sitting on her front porch and talking with her neighbors, and the home shopping network.

Surviving are her children; Robert (Ruth) McMahon of Williamsport, Ronald (Roxanne) McMahon of North Dakota, Elizabeth Sponhouse of Williamsport, Martin (Deb) Vail of Williamsport, and Kenneth (Pam) Vail of Jersey Shore, 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Anna was preceded in death by a son, William McMahon, and her siblings.

A funeral service to honor the life of Anna will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. A viewing will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Monday at Sanders.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. 
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2017

Diane L. Chesnut

Diane L. Chesnut, 68, of Montoursville died at her home on April 12, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was well loved and an inspiration to many, and will be greatly missed. She was born in Lock Haven on September 26, 1948, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Lou Strouse.

Diane worked at Bi-Lo Supply Company and Pier 87.

She is survived by two daughters: Mudita Kristy Hinton and Ashley (Mike) Sharp of Missoula, Montana, step-son Heath Chesnut of Anchorage, AK; two sisters Cathy (Bruce) Peddie, of Lock Haven, Sally (Conrad) Pinches, of Punta Gorda, FL; six grandchildren: Jenna Locricchio of Williamsport, Taro, Lupine, Rio, Veda Sharp of Missoula, MT, Kaena Chesnut of Anchorage AK,; a great granddaughter Emilia Locricchio of Williamsport, and her sweet dog Saydee.

Diane was predeceased by her husband of 32 years Walt Chesnut, and her step-daughter, Heather Chesnut.

A memorial service will be held 12:00, noon, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Community Baptist Church, 1853 Rt. 87 Highway, Montoursville. Friends will be received Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to acknowledge with appreciation the deep love and generous support of her friends and community.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or perform a random act of kindness in honor of Diane. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 14, 2017

Peggy Uhl

Peggy Uhl, 73, of Panama City Beach FL, passed away on November 29, 2016.

Peggy was born in Williamsport, PA on June 7, 1943, daughter of the late Marjorie & Edwin G. Beamer Sr. She graduated from Loyalsock High School. She was a devoted mother of 4 and was employed as a caregiver for many years. Her giving personality and love of life will be greatly missed. She was deeply loved by her surviving siblings, children and extended family. Siblings: Edwin G. Beamer Jr. of Cogan Station PA, Robert Beamer of Panama City, FL, and Betty English of Jersey Shore, PA. Children: Tina &Robert Major, Margie & Bill Gray Jimmy and Erin Blee and Tammy Condoluci of and 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Her life celebration will be at St. Paul-Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, PA on
Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Posted: April 18, 2017




James Briggs Darling

James Briggs Darling, 87, of Titusville, FL., passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Addington Place, Titusville, FL after an extended illness. James was a former resident of Cascade Township and Montoursville.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1929 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Theodore Stanley Quay Darling and Doris (Wetherbee) Darling.

Jim was married on Jan. 19, 1952 to Beulah Laura Campbell. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage.

He graduated from Mansfield University and Penn State University. Following graduation he served in the US Army, stationed in Puerto Rico. Jim taught high school in both Wellsboro and Coudersport Area Schools before becoming the District Sales Manager for Nationwide Insurance in Williamsport for 35 years until he retired in 1995.

He was a past member of Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville prior to his retiring to Titusville, FL. Jim was a former member of the Loyalsock and Montoursville Kiwanis Clubs and the Local Holiday Ramblers Recreational Vehicle Club. He and his Beulah enjoyed traveling the United States throughout their lives. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Cindy S. (Kirk) Naugle, Montoursville, Pam J. (Scott) Olvany, Muncy, Kevin J. (Laurie) Darling, Florida, and Jim B. Darling, Utah; seven grandchildren, Shain E. (Carrie) Naugle, Dacia N. (Jamie) Disher, Caitlin A. and Danielle R. Olvany, Kala R., Josh Q. and Emmy M. Darling; and seven great-grandchildren, Aaron, Cole and Emily Naugle, Jacob, Joseph, Michaela, and Sadie Disher.

Jim is also survived by his sisters, Joann Petusky, Linda Chilson, Shiela (Jerry) Henmen, and preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Stone, all formerly of Wellsboro.

The service will be held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Great Outdoors Community Church in Titusville, FL where he was very active prior to his illness.

The family request memorial contributions in James name to the Alzheimer Association, 57 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309.

 

Posted: April 13, 2017

Myron L. Richard

Myron L. Richard, 84, of Montoursville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Elizabethtown.

Born April 29, 1932 in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Brittie I. (Harding) Richart. He married the former, Joan M. Rampulla, who preceded him in death in 2014.

Myron served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Williamsport Hospital in 1987 and from Litton Industries in 1996. Myron was a member of the multiple organizations including, the American Legion, the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, the VFW, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 40 et 8 Highland Lake Manor and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, volunteering with the boy scouts, watching baseball, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandsons.

He is survived by one daughter: Joni (David) Martin of Elizabethtown, PA and one son: Joe (Nancy) Richard of Vacaville, CA; and seven grandchildren, Elijah, Noah, and Isaiah Martin, all of Elizabethtown, Journrey Silva of Norman, OK, Kaili Beebe of Emeryville, CA, Tresten Besserer and Nolan Besserer, both of Henderson, NV.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Huffman; and six brothers, LaRue, Herman, Stanley, Eugene, Harry Jr "June", Harley "Pete" Richart.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, with Father Michael S. McCormick officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, PA 17752, where he served as an usher.

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

 

Posted: April 13, 2017

Michael E. “Mike” Morder

Michael E. “Mike” Morder, 34, of Linden, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2017.

Born June 13, 1982, in Altoona, he was a son of Stormy Kissinger (Ernie Kreider), of Huntingdon and Gary Morder (Cheryl), of Mill Creek.

Mike was a 2001 graduate of Cambridge High School. He served in the Marines from 2001-2005 with the Second Battalion Fourth Marines Magnificent Bastards. He was employed with Oil State Energy Services in Watsontown as a pressure control pipe line laborer.

He enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King novels, all animals, including his dog Luna, and driving his jeep with his family while listening to Eminem. Mike also enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping, and wanted to be a survivalist one day! His favorite sports teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Penn State Lions. His son, Matthew, meant to the world to him and would always say “I love you to the moon and back plus a million.”

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne A. (Marody) Morder, two sons, Michael E. Morder, of Laguna Hills, CA and Matthew J. Morder, of Linden, a daughter, Katie M. Morder, of Laguna Hills, CA, his paternal grandmother, Sandy Baumgardner, a brother, Shadow Morder, of Mill Creek, and two sisters, Serenity Morder, of Mill Creek and Jessica M. Zeiders, of Huntingdon.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ronald and Dolores Kissinger and paternal grandfather, Jon Morder, Sr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Mike will be held private at the convenience of the family. “Always remember to jeep wave!”

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2017




Ada M. Gibson

Ada M. Gibson, 61, of Williamsport, passed away, Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is her husband of 14 years, James H. Gibson.

Born January 15, 1956, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Albert J. and Bernadine (Hillyard) Crossley.
Ada was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She loved and cherished animals.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Charles E. Weber, of Hughesville; a daughter, Betty M. Tyson, of Arizona; three grandsons; two sisters, Doris M. Fisher, of Montandon and Judy A. Curry, of Allenwood; two brothers, Richard L. Kurtz (Mary), of Williamsport and Albert J. "Jeff" Crossley, of Florida; two step-sons, James H. Gibson II, of Philadelphia and Christopher N. "Nick" Gibson, of Williamsport; one step-grandson and two step-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin F. Kurtz and a sister, Donna L. Walker.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ada will be held 8 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Carolyn C. Eckley

Carolyn C. Eckley, 83, of Fairfield Twp., Muncy, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at her home. She was born April 22, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA the daughter of Leslie E. and Carolyn M. Cooper Thompson.

Carolyn’s family moved to Clearfield, PA where she graduated from Clearfield High, and the Clearfield Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. She then moved to Williamsport, PA in 1956 and began a lengthy career with the Williamsport Hospital working in Labor and Delivery, and Family Planning until retirement. After retiring Carolyn volunteered countless hours at Lycoming Mall Life Center, and at the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center. When not volunteering she could be found cross country skiing, riding her horse, camping at the beach and at family gathering.

Carolyn was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 52 years Norman L. Eckley, and brother Paul Thompson.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Norman P. (Renee) Eckley of Pawley’s Island, SC, David L. (Faye) Eckley of Muncy, and Brian J. (Terry) Eckley of Bristol, TN; three grandchildren, Lane D., Lauren C. and Callie M. Eckley, numerous family members and friends.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 471, Montoursville, PA 17754 or Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 12, 2017

Geordan Anthony Grieco

Geordan Anthony Grieco, 27, formerly of Williamsport, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Born June 15, 1989 in Harrisburg, PA he was a son of George D. Grieco and Cathy Lee Funk.

Geordan graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 2007 and from Bucknell University in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. While attending Bucknell Geordan was also a Fundraising Manager for the University.

Geordan was employed as a Worldwide Account Manager for FedEx Corporate Services in New York City and was one of their youngest members. He provided many hours of volunteer service with FedEx, Habitat for Humanity, NJ State Food Bank and painting and remodeling several schools. Geordan had a huge heart, especially for his Hoboken NJ homeless man, who he always fed on the way home from 7- Eleven.

Geordan loved spending time with his family and friends, exploring, traveling, reading and writing, going to the movies, museums and singing karaoke with his friends and sister. He also enjoyed photography and took the most wonderful pictures. As a child, Geordan played soccer. He organized sporting events for his father and assisted his siblings with mock interviews. He was baptized, confirmed and attended St. Joseph the Worker Parish with his grandfather as much as possible.

Surviving are his parents, George D. (Jill) Grieco and Cathy Funk (Darwin Morse) all of Williamsport, his siblings, Logan and Nicolas Grieco and Ashlyn Case, all of Williamsport, paternal grandparents, Carmine and Ruth Grieco and Ed and Margaret “Mammy” Porter, maternal grandparents, Edward and Marta “Gram” Funk, and Sandra “Nanny” Yocum, uncles and aunts , Timothy Grieco, Vince (Mary) Grieco, Todd Funk, Jarrod Funk, Duane Neufer (Kim Dymeck), Toni (Frank) DiRuscio, Tammy (Joe) Cannicci, Cathy Deitrich, Robin Deitrich, Kelly Grieco, Darla (Keith) Emig, Bonnie Reynolds, Raenell Mull, Karen Geisinger, Lori (Joe) Caprio and Bobbi Grieco, Godmother, Binkle Snyder and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandmother, Patricia Grieco, a maternal grandmother, Shirley Funk-Watson and Godfather, Elwood Snyder.

A viewing and service to honor the life of Geordan will be held for the family at their discretion with the Rev. Dr. J. Morris Smith, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Geordan’s name may be made to the Bucknell University Financial Aid Scholarship, C/O Bucknell University, 301 Market Street, Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2017




Virginia “Ginger” Grace Englert

Virginia “Ginger” Grace Englert, 79, of 110 Oak Lane, Flemington, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at Haven Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Lock Haven.

She was born in Lock Haven on December 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Richard H. and S. Annabelle McKinney Dorey.

Ginger was a 1955 graduate of Lock Haven High School.
She was married to her true love, former teacher and coach, John E. Englert, who preceded her in death in May 2003.

Ginger was an avid Bobcat, Penn State & Steeler football fan. She loved special outings with her family and friends. She enjoyed crafts, cards, swimming, bowling, tennis and going to camp- including her brother’s camp on Fishing Creek. She also loved sharing her “famous apple dumplings” with family, neighbors and friends.

Ginger was an active member at Great Island Presbyterian Church of Lock Haven, where she served on several committees.

She is survived by a son, John E. Englert, II and a daughter, Leslie (Pete) Russell, both of Lock Haven; five grandchildren, Mandy Englert, twin sisters Chrissy Smith and Cassie Englert, and Ben and Emmy Russell; a brother, Richard (Peggy) Dorey of Lamar; Sister-in-laws, Mary K. Englert of Lock Haven and Ann Englert of Reading; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her wonderful friends, Nann Sigmund & family of California – far in distance but close in heart, Zetta Sweeley - whom both shared so much of their lives with each other, Barb Barger – her running buddy who she did so much with and went many places together, Doris Probst, twins Karen Miller and the late Kay Kuntz, and Jean Bamonte – her best friend from childhood.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with Pastor Taylor Camerer officiating.

Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Great Island Presbyterian Church or John E. Englert Scholarship Fund c/o Keystone Central Foundation.

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

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Marie Martin

Marie Martin, Mom, Grammy, MeMe, 91, of Williamsport and the Presbyterian Home died April 9 at the Gatehouse surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Liberty PA on July 8, 1925, the daughter of the late Frank O. and Helen I. (Dartt) Johnson. She was the widow of Darwyn C. Martin who passed away in 1992. They celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Marie is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. (William) Dorman of Picture Rocks and Jane L. (Thomas) Bixler of Williamsport, a son Richard (Cynthia) Martin of The Villages, Florida, six grandchildren: Daniel, James, Richard, Jason, Jessica and Thomas and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, June Donnell, of Florida and a special niece, Kathy Stiber, of South Williamsport.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Olson, and a long-time companion, Norman Auker.

Marie was born and grew up on a farm but later moved to Williamsport where she lived the rest of her life. She was a long-term member of St. Paul –Calvary United Methodist Church in Williamsport, attending since 1939.

Marie enjoyed gatherings and cooking for her family. Earlier in life she was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2010. But, her passion was her garden and her roses and sharing her flowers and roses with loved ones.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Presbyterian Home for making it “home” for Mom for almost the past six years.

Reverend George Spencer will conduct services at 12 noon at the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Friends are invited to a visitation prior to the service starting at 11 am. Burial will follow at the Montoursville Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers. Contributions may be made in memory of Marie to the Presbyterian Home at Williamsport, 810 Louisa Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 to Community Life Programs.

Please share your fondest memory of Marie at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 11, 2017

Patricia A. Keefer

Patricia A. Keefer, 70, of New Columbia, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born December 20, 1946 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Charles Kaiser. She was raised by her grandmother, the late Nellie Kaiser. On September 8, 1990 she married Pete W. Keefer II, who survives. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage.

Patricia was a graduate of the Williamsport Area School district. Early in life she worked for the former JPM Industries, Lewisburg, until it closed, and later retired as a housekeeper from Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Patricia loved the beach and enjoyed her many trips to Ocean City, NJ.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Craig Lorimer, of Muncy, Duane Lorimer and his wife, Daphne, of Hughesville, Pete Keefer III and his wife, Juanita, of New Columbia, and Stephen Keefer and his wife Angela, of Selinsgrove; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, 308 Main Street, Watsontown.

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

 

Posted: April 11, 2017




Eric L. McElrath

Eric L. McElrath, 26, of Montgomery, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 8, 2017.

Born July 1, 1990 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Terri L. (Buck) McElrath and Robert "Bob" McElrath, of Montgomery.

Eric was a 2009 graduate of Montgomery High School and was currently attending Penn College, Williamsport.

Following high school, Eric served honorably in the United States Army with the Military Police and also completed a tour in Afghanistan.

He was raised in the Lutheran faith. Eric was a member of the Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery and the Moose Lodge 145, South Williamsport.

Most important to Eric was his family and he loved spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Surviving in addition to his father are two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ken Shafer, of Williamsport and Todd and Samantha McElrath, of Muncy; his paternal and maternal grandmothers, Margaret McElrath and Doretta Middlesworth, both of Montgomery; and nieces and nephews, Kaleb Shafer, Kendall Hoffman and Topangah and Deagan McElrath.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Shellhamer, officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Eric's name be made to Disabled American Veterans, online at www.dav.org.

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

 

Posted: April 10, 2017

Thomas Mecum, Jr.

Thomas Mecum, Jr., 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at UPMC-Susquehanna, Williamsport.

Born December 8, 1952, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas R. “Whitey” and Ann M. (Dgien) Mecum.

Thomas was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He worked for several years at Stroehmanns and retired from Carol Cable as a machine operator. He enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR and wrestling on TV, and loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving are four daughters; Nichole L. Mecum, Angela M. Mecum Cradle both of Williamsport, Lauren A. Duncan of Bedford, and Krista R. Mecum of Seoul, South Korea; 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister in law Ellen L. Mecum of Trout Run; and two nieces and a nephew.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a brother Michael A. “Mick” Mecum and a great grandson.

A funeral service to honor the life of Thomas will be held at 2pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave.

Williamsport. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 1-2pm until the time of service on Wednesday at Knight Confer.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 10, 2017

Lester J. “Bid” Feider

Lester J. “Bid” Feider, 72, of Oak Brook Ln., Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born in Loganton on June 7, 1944, he was the son of Lester and Relda V. McCloskey Feidler.

Bid was employed by Clinton County Solid Waste as a heavy equipment operator.

He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking as well as loved animals.

Bid was known as a jokester.

Surviving is his mother, Relda V. Feidler of Lock Haven; three children: Crystal D. (Charles) Miller of Centre Hall, William J. (Stefanie Seasholtz) Feidler of State College, and Samantha L. Rudy of Beech Creek; five siblings: Betty (David) Bower, Hazel (Robert) McBride, and Madaline (George) Schroat, all of Lock Haven, Mary (Arden) Holland of State College, and Sheryl (James) Delaney of Avis; his ex-wife, Glenda Feidler of Beech Creek; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and cousin and close friend, Wilbur Duck of Lamar.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Feidler; a sister, Emma Ergott; and a granddaughter.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Bid’s name may be made to Hope Stream Rescue and Sanctuary through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: April 10, 2017




Keith G. Hager

Keith G. Hager, 58, a lifetime resident of South Williamsport, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, after a brief illness at ManorCare Health Services North with his brother, Stephen by his side.

Born June 14, 1958, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Charles C. âBudã and Evelyn L. Hager. 

He attended South Williamsport High School and the former Williamsport Area Community College after which he became an electrician. He was formerly employed by Lunaire and retired from L3 Technologies in 2012.

Keith had many passions but none more endearing than St. Judeás Childrenás Research Hospital. He loved animals and found great joy in providing a loving home to many over the course of his lifetime. He was also an avid coin collector.

Surviving are his two brothers, Stephen J. Hager, of South Williamsport, and David J. Hager, of Melbourne, Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael P. Hager. 

A memorial mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 10 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with the Rev. Brian F. VanFossen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank ManorCare Health Services and Amy Harada for their unwavering support.

Arrangement entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Joyce Waltz Stuckey

Joyce Waltz Stuckey, 73, of Montoursville, died on April 7, 2017 at her residence. She was born Oct. 7, 1943 in Rose Valley, a daughter of Charles C. and Esther (Freezer) Waltz.

She had worked at Buckeye Pretzel and Herley and Sons before retiring in 2008.

Surviving are a son Douglas S. (Denise) Sylvis of Montoursville; a daughter, Debra A. (Chad) Yaw of Willmington, NC; two sisters, Thelma Baysore of Muncy and Judy Kreamer of Montoursville; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 11 at Rose Valley United Methodist Church, 5121 Rose Valley Rd., Trout Run. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Celtic Hospice and Home Health, 427 Hepburn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Doris M. (Fry) McCoy

Doris M. (Fry) McCoy, 92, of Williamsport, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Gate House.

She was born on January 21, 1925 in Hepburn Twp., the daughter of the late Lester and Mildred (Irion) Fry. From her infancy, following the death of her mother, she was raised in Williamsport by her great aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Charles Irion.

Doris was married on May 9, 1951 to the late Harry G. McCoy who died on February 4, 2009. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage.

She graduated from Williamsport High School and worked at Darling Valve prior to beginning her family. She played an integral role in the family business, Lycoming Printing Company, and later worked in the Development Office of Lycoming College. Doris was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon, member of the Women’s Association, and participant in weekly prayer meetings. She loved to knit, was a talented seamstress, and an excellent cook, a passion she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family.

Doris is survived by her children Jay G. McCoy (Megan) of Wilmington, DE, Ann M. Young (John) of Williamsport and Sue E. McCoy (Philip Habib) of White Plains, NY; grandchildren Lauren Borodenko (Chris), Scott McCoy, Emily Caruso (Jeremy) and John Young; great-grandchildren Lily and Juna Borodenko; and siblings Loren Fry (Ruth) of Muncy, Cora Belcher (George) of Kansas and Betty Bennett of Arizona. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Arthur, Floyd and Lawrence Fry, and sisters Audrey Wright, Marie Crissman, Marian Fae Getz and Laura Huffman.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 102 East Third St., Williamsport with the Reverend Sam Hwang officiating. Friends and family will be received following the service at the church. A private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Churches Food Pantry, 320 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 10, 2017




Gretchen E. (Koble) Henry

Gretchen E. (Koble) Henry, 48, of Lewisburg, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on February 11, 1969 in Sunbury, she was the daughter of William and Barbara (Hubler) Koble who reside in Northumberland.  She married Matthew Henry and would have celebrated 11 years of marriage this October.

Gretchen was a 1988 graduate of Shikellamy High School.

She enjoyed music, sailing, walking, and drawing artwork.  She was a nature lover and truly enjoyed the outdoors.  Gretchen was always a very positive person with an open heart and a love for everyone.

Besides her parents and husband, Gretchen is survived by her son: Zachary P. and is wife Katie Dorman, Cambridge, VT; two daughters: Sadie E. Dorman, Selinsgrove, and Ava B. Henry, at home; two brothers: Dwayne and his wife Roseanne Koble, Riverside, and Matthew Koble and his wife Cassie, Glen Burnie, MD; two sisters: Lori Walter, Gulfport, MS, and Caroline and her husband Eric Field, Flowermound, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8th at 1:00 PM at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made either Ava Henry College Fund, C/O PSECU, PO Box 67012, Harrisburg, PA 17110  or Evangelical Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, 124 Main St., Watsontown.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Carl K. “Bud” Heess

Carl K. “Bud” Heess, 80, of Shunk, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at The Gatehouse.

Born February 26, 1937 in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Kermit and Nellie (Brown) Heess. He and his wife, the former Janet R. Hilner, would have celebrated 32 years of marriage on April 30, 2017.

Carl dedicated nearly his entire life to farming the family farm. He had a love of the outdoors and was often described as a jack of all trades who could do anything. Carl enjoyed hunting, fishing, and above all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Robin I. (Richard Bacorn) Rexer of Forksville; two sons, Randy L. (Dawn) Heess of Shunk, and Richard C. (Kristi) Heess of Forksville; three sisters, Shirley Wilson of Forksville, Betty Bozman of Forksville, and Sandy (Dallas) Bown of Forksville; two step-sons, Michael S. (Larissa) Cammer of Downingtown, and Brion K. Cammer of Chicago, IL; a step-daughter, Michele D. (Robert) Hamilton of South Willliamsport; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Helen I. Heess; a sister, Ella Ruth Bryan; and a step-son, Daniel L. Dunlap.

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

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

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2017

Sylvia R. Barth

Sylvia R. Barth, 90, of Lock Haven, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Manor Care, Jersey Shore.

Sylvia was born in Lock Haven on February 10, 1927, the daughter of the late John E. and Myrtle C. Young Russell.

She was a 1944 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On July 2, 1949 at the Lock Haven First Church of Christ, she married Harold S. Barth, whom preceded her in death on October 6, 2011.

Sylvia was also preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Russell, Jesse Russell, Harry Russell, Marvin Russell, and sisters Lois Walizer and Mabel Shoemaker.

Sylvia was employed by Woolrich Woolen Mills as production supervisor for the Pearce Blanket Division.

She was a lifelong active member of the Lock Haven First Church of Christ.
Sylvia was central to her family, and that’s really where her heart lived. She was proud of each and every one, from her only son, to her grand and great-grandchildren. A standing tradition for more than 20 years was the Sunday dinners she cooked and shared with all of her crew.

A woman of devout faith, Sylvia lived her life as a faithful servant to God. She led by example, and at no time did she stray from her belief. She was a woman to be admired for her steadfast commitment to God.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Elaine) Barth of Lock Haven; three wonderful grandchildren, Ashely (Jason) Gilmore, Tyler (Rachel) Barth and Blake (Kelly) Barth; five precious great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Piper Gilmore, Mia Barth and River and Kenslee Barth; two brothers, Alan (Shirl) Russell and Carl (Pat) Russell; brother-in-law Lee (Rose Anna) Barth; Sister-in-laws Barb Barth, Alice Adams, and Florence Barth; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, 330 N. Vesper St., Lock Haven with Pastor Steve Salmon officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private burial at Rest Haven Memorial Park will take place at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the First Church of Christ.

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

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2017




Anita M. Waltz

Anita M. Waltz, formerly a resident of Jersey Shore and the Presbyterian Home of Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock (formerly Sycamore Manor).  She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Her husband, Carl Waltz, died in 2011.

She was born on January 14, 1927 in Bangor, PA and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Buzzard Strunk.  Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and J. Horace Strunk, and one step-grandson.

Anita was a graduate of Bangor High School and Ryder College.  Besides being a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, she was the church secretary for Trinity United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore.  She was a member of Salladasburg Senior Citizens and  was an active, long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Anita is survived by three sons, Kevin (Lori) Waltz, of Watsontown, PA, Stephen (Susan) Waltz,  of Tallahassee, FL,  and Thomas (Jessica) Waltz, of Fredericksburg, VA; one daughter, Kristine Waltz (Steve Sorage), of Montoursville, PA; six grandchildren, Brian Waltz, Erin Merrill, Adam Waltz, Andrew Waltz, Stephanie Sorage, and Sarah Sorage; one great grandson, Thomas Waltz;  four step-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, and three foster great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Trinity United Methodist Church.  Burial will be private in Jersey Shore Cemetery. 

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Anita’s name be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Henry (Hank) Belock

Henry (Hank) Belock, of 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport died Sunday February 13, 2017 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. He was born in Indiana, Pa, on April 25, 1927, the son of John and Mary Fiedorek Belock. He graduated from Indiana High School and Lycoming College. Henry served in the Navy during World War II and retired from Avco-Textron in 1989 as Purchasing Manager. Henry enjoyed traveling, reading, golf and workouts at the Y.M.C.A. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, the Republican Club and Gesang Verin Harmonia Club. Surviving are two sons Chuck of Rosewell Ga. and Mark of Dahlonega, GA. He is also survived by two grandchildren Jessica and Will Belock, a sister Helena of Indiana Pa., and a brother George of Tucson , AZ. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years the former Doris l. Miller on April 17, 2007. A funeral and burial will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at 3pm Wildwood Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. The family will provide the flowers. Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Eugene W. “Gene” Hall

Eugene W. “Gene” Hall, 76, of Penn Twp. died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at home. He and his wife, Donna L. (Deppen) celebrated 57 years of marriage on January 1, 2017.

Born July 15, 1940, in Williamsport, he is the son of the late Kimber E. and Margaret E. (Trimble) Hall. Gene loved farming. He owned and operated Everbe Farm in Penn Twp., as a dairy farm for 47 1/2 years, then as a crop farm until his death. Family, friends, and farm life were so important in his life on earth. His favorite past time was sitting on his porch watching the deer, other wildlife, and watching his crops grow. Gene enjoyed playing pool in his spare time.Surviving in addition to his wife Donna, are two sons, Byron E. (Bonnie) Hall of Muncy, Christopher J. (Cindy) Hall of Muncy Valley; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Hank) Sharrow of Philippi, WV; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Joan (Jim) Herr of Muncy, Sandra (Ronnie) Campbell of Pennsdale, Alice (Dave) Lamper of Pennsdale; two brothers, Bruce (Betty) Hall, Robert Hall, both of Pennsdale, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Carr, and a brother Gary Hall.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Hank Sharrow, Gene’s son-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. A luncheon will be provided at the Lairdsville Fire Hall following the burial.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2017




Margaret L. Miosi

Margaret L. Miosi, 86, of 78 Bertin Heights, Williamsport passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at home. She was born in Williamsport on April 14, 1930 the daughter of Carl A. and Helen Soules Toti. Margaret was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in S. Williamsport. She was a homemaker who loved to read, play the word find books and was an avid birdwatcher, always making sure the feeders were full of seed. Margaret donated regularly to the S.P.C.A. on Reach road in Williamsport.Her husband Anthony J. Miosi and her daughter Debra both preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Anthony C. Miosi of Hightstown ,N.J. ,Lori J Delorenzo of Hilton N.Y. and Lisa M . Miosi of Williamsport. Margaret is also survived by her grandchildren Eric (Jess) LeVan and Anthony and Matthew Delorenzo as well as great grandchildren, Ava, Charlotte and Hunter LeVan. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Wildwood Cemetery at 10 am. Msg. Stephen McGough her pastor will officiate. There will be no visitation and entombment will be in the Wildwood Mausoleum. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A.2805 Reach Road Williamsport,Pa. 17701. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

Kenneth F. Sobotor

Kenneth F. Sobotor, age 82, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Arista Care at Loyalsock, a caring and loving community.  He was born on July 21, 1935, in Shamokin, the youngest of ten children to Benjamin and Bertha Sobotor.  He worked at the Triangle Tavern, as well as Purolator Courier, and owned the Shore Acres.  He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army.  He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Sobotor; daughters: Gwenda (Steve) Fink and Bonalyn (David) Phillips; grandchildren: John (Mary) Phillips, Desirée (Tara) Phillips, Kristen (Tim) Brown, and Steven (Kristen) Phillips; great grandchildren: Hayley, Gavin, and Ethan; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Spitler Funeral Home 733 Broad St. Montoursville with Pastor Rusty Wolfinger officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family will greet friends from 11:00-noon. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Arista Care at Loyalsock Activities Department, 1445 Sycamore Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017

John E. Brown

John E. Brown, 70, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Arista Care of Loyalsock nursing home (formally Sycamore Manor).

John was born January 15, 1947 in Clearfield PA.  He was the son of John F. And Dorothy Heberling Brown.

He was an active member of the nursing home Peer Group and was well known as the greeter for many years.

John was predeceased by both his parents, his wife, the former Rose Call, and his sister, Lillian "Pip" Call Turner.  He is survived by his sisters, Romona Call Fedele, Williamsport PA, Sandra deBronkart, Salem NH, two nieces, Rhonda Millhouse, FL, Lindsey L'Ecuyer, NH and nephew Lance Turner, FL.  

A private graveside service will be held at Crown Crest Memorial Park in Clearfield.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Easter Seals Central PA, 383 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College PA 16801 or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Kaufman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 6, 2017




Robert Edward Yost

Robert Edward Yost, 73, of Flemington, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.

Bob was born in Lock Haven on October 3, 1943, the son of the late William and Mary E. High Yost.

He was a 1962 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

Bob served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1968, operating as an E.O.D and Atomic Engineer in the Vietnam War.

On August 30, 1969 at the First Church of Christ, Lock Haven, he married the former Ruth DeGarmo, whom survives.

Bob was employed at Hammermill Paper Co. for 14 years before opening an auto mechanic garage of which he owned and operated until his retirement.

Bob enjoyed fishing and duck hunting and loved the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angel (Paul) Lester of Williamsport; a son, Robert F. Yost of Virginia; a brother, Raymond (Patrice) Yost of Montana; a granddaughter, Sophie Lester; and a step-granddaughter, Lexi Duffy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Richard Yost.

A Military Honor Guard service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

Private inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA animal food fund.

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

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

Margaret A. "Peggy" Waltz

Margaret A. "Peggy" Waltz, 82, of Williamsport, passed away, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Russell D. Waltz Sr.

Born April 5, 1934, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late George L. and Katherine A. (Bauder) Pass.

Peggy was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wheel Inn, Antler’s Club and Zafar Grotto. She was an avid reader and enjoyed taking summer vacations to the beach. Most of all, Peggy was a devoted, loving and caring wife to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two sons, Russell D. Waltz, Jr. (Deb), of Hughesville, and Douglas W. Waltz (Maureen), of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Katherine A. Heltman (David), of Cogan Station, and Mary M. Lepley (Mark), of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Dusteen, Brian, Desirree, Melinda, Megan and Danielle; and five great-grandchildren, Jameson, Kadin, Camden, Brianna and Tyler "T.J."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanne Lynn and MinaJane Carr.

A memorial service to honor the life of Peggy will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 7 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. David M. Byerly officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peggy’s name to American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwd, PA 19004 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Florida, FL 33131 or Redeemer Lutheran Church 1101 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 5, 2017

Barbara A. “Barbie” Kute

Barbara A. “Barbie” Kute, 74, of Hughesville, died Thursday, March 30, 2017, at The Gate House.

Barbie had a great sense of humor and enjoyed watching old TV programs, music, lights, and especially her jewelry.

Funeral services will held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran "Brick Church" Cemetery, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 5, 2017




George Robert Oliva

George Robert Oliva, 66, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice in Danville. He was born June 30, 1950 in New York City to the late Raymond and Rose Oliva. Brother to Raymond and Grace Oliva, both preceded him in death.

He was a devoted husband to his wife of nearly 45 years, the former Donna K. Rupp. He spent his life mentoring his children, Robert and Diane Oliva. George enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his wife, and spent many years as an active member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, chapters H and M. He was active as a Boy Scout leader during his son’s childhood. George was heavily involved with his son’s business and thoroughly enjoyed attending motorcycle road racing events to watch him compete. He was an avid traveler and enjoyed countless trips with his family. He enjoyed trips to the zoo, and outdoor activities with his daughter. He was a loving and proud grandfather of Mia and Colin Oliva.

George worked the majority of his life in automotive repair. He was a true patriot and was exceptionally proud to serve his nation as a Navy Seebee, and working for the Department of Homeland Security as a lead TSO at the Montoursville airport, until his recent retirement.

Per his request there will be no services held. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Charles F. Ulmer, Sr.

Charles F. Ulmer, Sr., 84, of Hepburn Twp., left his earthly home and entered his heavenly rest on April 3, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center singing his favorite hymns. He was born November 7, 1932 in Williamsport a son of Thomas T. and Florence I. Fink Ulmer

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, West Milton. He was a lifetime dairy farmer and enjoyed gardening and especially his family.

On September 11, 2016 he was predeceased his wife of 63 years the former Peggy A. Bower. He is also predeceased by his parents, son, Timothy M. Ulmer, and great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Grace Scott.

Surviving are his children, Charles F., Jr. (Bonnie), Steven T. (Norma), Judith L. (Tim) Renno, Dennis E., Lorretta A. (James) Showalter, Alan E. (Robin), Craig A. (Karen), James W. (Molly), Matthew K., Shawn P., Norma J. (Jim) Davis, Jeffrey L. (Edna) Paul S. (Heather) and Ruth E. Ulmer; brother, Dale (Dixie) Ulmer; sister, Miriam (Donald) Shafer; 46 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 SR 87 Hwy., Montoursville with Pastor David King officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Grove Cemetery. Friends and family will be received in the church from 9 – 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Blooming Grove Historical Society, P.O. Box 105., Cogan Station, PA 17728.
Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

Marian Fae Getz

Marian Fae Getz, 93, of Williamsport died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Roseview Center.

Born December 10, 1923 in Hepburn Twp., she was a daughter of the late Lester C. and Mildred P. Irion Fry.

Marian was a homemaker and had also worked for Shop Vac. She was a member of St. John-Newberry United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and growing her blooming cactus plants. In all kinds of weather you could often see Fae and Ralph walking through the Newberry and West End areas.

She is survived by her children Kathleen M. (John) Sobol of Williamsport, Janice K. (John) Borowski of Williamsport and Ralph R. Getz of Williamsport, grandchildren, Jared, and Jonah Getz, Jessica (Shawn) Wertz, Megan, Maddie and Mariel Sobol, and Michael (Naoko) Borowski, two great grandchildren, and siblings, Loren L (Ruth) Fry of Muncy, Doris M. McCoy of Williamsport, Cora P. (George) Belcher of Independence, KS, and Betty Bennett of Gilbert, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ralph W. Getz, three brothers, Larry, Floyd and Arthur Fry and three sisters, Audrey M. Wright, Marie C. Crissman and Laura E. Hoffman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Marian will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with Rev. Jay Jones, officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18740.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017




Mark Fischer

Mark Fischer, 65, of Williamsport, passed away at home, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Mark was born in Williamsport on Sept. 26, 1951, a son of the late Raymond J. Sr. and the late Ruth F. Desaulniers Fischer.

He was a 1969 graduate of Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Mark was a partner in Janson & Fischer Contractors.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and sang in the Boys Choir and then in the Men’s Choir. He was a longtime member and former board member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia. He was also a member of the Harmonia chorus. Mark enjoyed playing his guitar, hunting and fishing and was a member of a number of shuffle board and dart leagues.

Surviving are eight siblings and their families, Patricia A. Woodring, of Williamsport, a twin brother, David (Barbara) Fischer, of Camp Hill, Thomas E. (Karen) Fischer, Raymond J. (Linda) Fischer Jr., Stephen D. (Carmen) Fischer, Marie B. Bausinger, Jerry F. (Vicki) Fischer, Ruth A. Fischer, all of Williamsport; and 16 nieces and nephews.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., with his pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville, with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lucas

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lucas, 96, of Montoursville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna.

Betty was born in Lock Haven on Jan. 14, 1921, a daughter of Karl and Julia Murray Lucas.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She had been a parole agent for the state and retired as a title clerk from the former Larry Herron Auto dealership.

She was deeply loved by her surviving seven nieces and nephews, William (Cheryl) Lucas with whom she lived, Trudy (Thomas) Fields, John Lucas, Marianne White, Connie (Steve) Hiller, Karleen (Thomas) Bishof, and Sherri (Robert) Gunsullus, many great-nieces and nephews and many, many great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, a brother, William M. Lucas, sister, Mary Ann Bittner; and niece Betty Lou Brown all preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 800 Mulberry St., Montoursville, Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. at the church, Wednesday, with her pastor, Rev. Michael McCormick officiating, followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lock Haven.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 

Charles L. Chamberlin

Charles L. Chamberlin, 89, of South Williamsport, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

He was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Shamokin. He was the son of Lloyd E. Chamberlin and Grace I. Schankweiler Maxwell.

He was married to the former Mary M. Spooner for 69 years.

He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1945 and Lycoming College in 1950. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed by the PA Department of Public Assistance for 47 years, retiring as executive director for Lycoming County in 1996. "Charlie" was a life member of Beech Ridge Hunting Club and the Marine Corp League. He enjoyed bowling, pigeon racing, gardening and his dogs. He served on South Williamsport Police Departmentás Civil Service Commission as its chairman in the late 80s and early 90s. He cherished time with family at his home, around the pool, deck and tennis court. He was a man who served his family, his community and his country.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; and three daughters, Diane (Dennis) Cramer, of South Williamsport, Cynthia (Richard) Boyer, of Montoursville and Patricia (Frederick) Seiders, of Turbotville. There are eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7 at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

Funeral service celebrating his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the funeral home with entombment following in the Mountain View Mausoleum at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy

. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request donations be made in Charlie’s name to USMC Toys for Tots Program, Williamsport Detachment, Marine Corp League, P.O. Box 3245, Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 




Thomas A. McCloskey

Thomas A. McCloskey, Sr., 87, of S. Water St., Mill Hall passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Susque View Home.

Born in Marsh Creek on July 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Charles and Alice Yeager McCloskey.

Thomas served in the United States Army.

He married the love of his life, the former Sylvia Heck, with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Thomas was employed by Piper Aircraft until its closing. He then worked for The Boeing Company in Atlanta until his retirement in 1992.
He was a member of the Beech Creek American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his wife, Sylvia McCloskey of Mill Hall, he is survived by a son, Thomas McCloskey, Jr. of Mill Hall; a granddaughter, Amanda McCloskey of New York; and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Nevin Dietrich of Hublersburg.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles McCloskey, Jr. and a sister, Louise Holland.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Alan Eckenroad officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4 until 6 p.m.

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

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Catherine M. Snyder Hollingsworth

Catherine M. Snyder Hollingsworth, 88, of Williamsport, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at UPMC Susquehanna-Williamsport.

Born Jan. 26, 1929, in Selinsgrove, she was a daughter of the late Norman L. and Edna M. (Bickhart) Musselman.

Catherine was a 1946 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. She was employed at the former Hall’s Motor Transit for 20 years.

She was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed playing various card games.

Surviving are a son, John C. Snyder (Diane), of Williamsport; two daughters, Jane C. Snyder, of Williamsport, and Joan L. Schneider (Louie), of Linden; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Snyder in 1977, her second husband, Robert L. Hollingsworth, in 1990, and a son, James D. Snyder.

A memorial service to honor the life of Catherine will be held 7 p.m. Friday, April 7 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport with the Rev. Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Catherine’s name to Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Elizabeth M. (Heilig) Delaney

Elizabeth M. (Heilig) Delaney, 79, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was married on December 31, 1955 to the late David E. Delaney who had passed away on November 24, 1991. They celebrated 35 years as husband and wife.

Elizabeth was born on July 27, 1937 in Williamsport and was the daughter of the late Charles and Phoebe (Renn) Heilig. She graduated from Williamsport High School and was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Jersey Shore and enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading and most of all, her grandchildren.

Elizabeth is survived by one son; David W. Delaney (Valerie) of Columbus, OH, three daughters; Karen M. Berry of Jersey Shore and Diane J. Wood and Mary B. Delaney, both of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother; Charles “Butch” Heilig (Carol) of Huntington and one sister; MaryAnn Bartlett (Fred) of Florida.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Don Haubaugh will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2017

 




Shirley L. Lengel Dieffenbach

Shirley Larue Lengel Dieffenbach, 97, of Williamsport, passed away on March 27, 2017 with her children, Linda and George, by her side.

Born on January 8, 1920 to G. Frank and Emma Smith Lengel in Reading, PA, she attended the Reading public schools and growing up was a member of the Campfire Girls. In 1937 at graduation from Reading High School, she was awarded a scholarship to attend Kutztown State Teachers College from the Reading Museum and Art Gallery. While there she majored in Art Education with a minor in English and graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1941.

From 1941-45 she taught art at the Lower-Paxton Jr. High School outside of Harrisburg where she also served as the Secondary Art Supervisor. During that time she took post-graduate courses in the summer at the Pennsylvania State University.

In 1945 she was offered a position to teach art at the Roosevelt Jr. High School in Williamsport. It was there that she met fellow teacher and the love of her life, Fred M. Dieffenbach who had recently returned from active duty with the U.S. Navy during the war. They married on August 3, 1946 and shared over 62 years together.

She returned to teach at the Williamsport High School in 1955 after taking several years off to have her children. She remained in that position until retiring in 1980. During that time she also served as the art advisor to the school publications, organized annual art exhibitions and supervised decorating for the annual Jr. /Sr. proms. When the current high school was being built, she was instrumental along with other teachers in setting up the art department. She enjoyed teaching her many students over the years and was especially proud of those who became successful artists and/or art educators.

As an artist, who was inspired by nature, she enjoyed working in many mediums including to name just a few, fiber arts, jewelry making, tole painting and water color painting. For over 50 years, Shirley created original Christmas cards that were greatly enjoyed by friends and family.

Shirley loved traveling the world with Fred. They visited Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada, The Caribbean and throughout the U.S. including Hawaii. Besides Williamsport, her very favorite places were Keuka Lake in the summer and the Gulf Coast of Florida in the winter.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and prior to its closing a member of St. Paul Lutheran where she served on the altar guild.

Attending performances of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, the community concert series and other shows at the Community Arts Center were indicative of her great love and appreciation for all kinds of music. She particularly loved the music from the Big Band era.

Locally she belonged to the Women’s Club, the CLIO Club, Beta Sigma Phi (TAU KAPPA) Social Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma (Women Educators) and the Williamsport Garden Club. She was a volunteer at the Jr. Leagues Exchange Mart, a member of the Lycoming County Historical Society and Preservation of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, her husband, Fred, in 2008 and a sister Marjorie Richter of Bethlehem, PA. Surviving are her brother, Jerome Lengel (Kate) of Wyomissing, PA, her daughter, Linda S.D. Lundy (John C.) of Williamsport and son, Dr. George F. Dieffenbach (Emily) of Pittsburgh, grandchildren Sarah R., G. Miles and Lillian G of Pittsburgh as well as step-grandchildren Don Lundy, Jen Matter, Bill Lundy (Val), Beth Lundy (Chris Russo), Tori Markel, Bridget Markel and six step-grandchildren as well as four nieces and a nephew.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport with The Rev. James West officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest if so desired, contributions be made to the Shirley L. Dieffenbach Art Scholarship c/o WASD Education Foundation, 2780 West Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. The family will match all donations.

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

www.SandersMortuary@SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Patricia C. Berger

Patricia C. Berger, 67, of Hughesville, died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born July 4, 1949 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Ruth E. (Quigel) and the late Donald M. Reed. She married John T. Berger, and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.

Patricia was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed gardening, volunteering at local fire department suppers, and above all, family gatherings

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother are two daughters, Lisa (Kelly) Brehm and, Melissa (Daniel) Lyons both of Hughesville; a sister, Barbara (Joseph) McGee of Melbourne, FL; nine Grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Valerie Berger.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Friday, April 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. James Girven officiating. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 

Sandra F. Spencer

Sandra F. Spencer, 58, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Presbyterian Hospital at Pittsburgh, PA. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, June 7, 1958, she was the daughter of David R. and Anna C. (Moll) Taylor of Montgomery, PA.

She was the wife of Robert L. Spencer with whom she celebrated a 38th wedding anniversary on December 9, 2016.

Sandy was a 1976 graduate of Montgomery High School. She was employed as a receptionist - switch board operator by the former Grumman-Allied at Montgomery, PA. Sandy then was employed by Applied Industrial Technologies, JD Products, the Montgomery Area School District, Look Inc. and North Central Sight Services.

She was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church at Montgomery, PA where she was a former member of the Board of Sessions. She enjoyed attending yard sales and flea markets, collecting Fenton, Princes House and Snow Babies. Sandy especially enjoyed decorating for the holidays. Her greatest joy was being able to spend time with her grandson.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by one son, Eric Spencer, Montgomery, PA; two siblings, Kaydee and husband Chris Miller, Montgomery, PA; Shawn and wife Trudy Taylor, Montgomery, PA; one grandson, Raylan Spencer; eight nieces and nephews, Joshua Laidecker; Jeremy Laidecker; Jacey Kennedy; Samantha Brummert; Marissa Taylor; Sarah Taylor; Timothy Taylor; Brad Taylor. She was preceded in death by her brother, David R.W. Taylor, in 2015.

Funeral services will be conducted from the New Covenant Assembly of God Church, 1270 Pinchtown Road, Montgomery, PA at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017 with Rev. James R. Pentz, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00 A.M. at the church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Tri-Town Backyard Broadcasting Relay For Life Team, 1685 Four Mile Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 3, 2017

 




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