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Obituaries ~ April 2015
 



Calvin L. Hudson

Calvin L. Hudson, 81, of Williamsport, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Rose View Center surrounded by family.

He was married to the former Beverly A. (Goins) who died on March 12, 1994. They were married for 38 years at the time of her death.

Calvin was born on August 10, 1933 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Eden and Ethel (Stills) Hudson. He graduated in 1951 from Williamsport High School. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1956. Calvin worked at Trimtex and then Tetley Tea, where he retired in 1996 after 21 years of service.

Calvin was a member of the Men’s Group at the Center and enjoyed studying the bible, hunting, fishing, playing the guitar and harmonica, singing, stamp collecting and coin collecting. He was well known for his walks all over town where he often met new people.

He is survived by one daughter; Calvetta A. Walker of Williamsport, three grandchildren; Richelle A. Walker and Janelle L. Walker, both of Williamsport and Shalese James-Perez of Florida, two great-grandchildren; Brooklyn Perez and London Perez, one sister; Doris E. Brown (Raymond) of New Jersey and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son; Eden Hudson, one foster son; Jeffrey Olson and two brothers; Robert and Donald Hudson.

In keeping with the wishes of Calvin, there will be no services.

Burial will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

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Posted: April 30, 2015

Brian K. East

Brian K. East, 53, of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 11, 1961, at Fort Lee, Va., he was the son of the Rev. Spurgeon L. East and the late Emma Jean (Gills) East.

He first came to live in Williamsport in September 1963 and moved to Warminster (Bucks County) in 1973. He graduated from William Tennant High School in Warminster in 1980. Upon graduating he returned to live in Williamsport and worked as a laborer in several companies in the area, plus taxi driver and telemarketing. Brian loved cars and motorcycles and enjoyed riding with his friends.

In addition to his father, Brian is survived by his daughter, Naykeshia (Rondell) Carson, of Warminster; son, Brian M. East, of Danville; sister, Michele (Richard) Venegar, of Flower Mound, Texas; granddaughters, Chondell and Naylah Carson; significant other of 20 years, Tammy Frye, of Williamsport; aunts, Patricia G. Appling, of Greensboro, N.C. and Nannie G. Reynolds, of Philadelphia; uncle, Recardo Strothers Sr., of Williamsport; and a host of cousins. He loved his children and his granddaughters were his heart and joy.

Brian with love and devotion was a dedicated caregiver to his father during the past four years. His first priority was to see that Dad was properly cared for, received medical attention and transportation to and from any place he desired to go and ensured daily medical requirements were executed.

Funeral service will be at Shiloh Baptist Church, 433 Walnut St. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Rev. Conrad Gibson officiating.

 

Posted: April 30, 2015

John R. Sanner Sr.

John R. Sanner Sr., 84, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at his home.

Born August 10, 1930 in Clarkstown, he was a son of the late Ralph and Bessie Clouser Sanner. His wife of 60 years, the former Marian L. Miller, preceded him in death on September 30, 2008.

John was a self employed logger for most of his career. He loved visiting with friends and neighbors, especially breakfast with them every morning at May’s restaurant. John also enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and woodworking.

Surviving are a daughter, Diane L. (Ron Bills) Calabro of Hughesville; five sons, John R. Jr. (Toni) Sanner of Fort Wayne, IN, Stephen L. (Jodi) Sanner of Muncy, Kevin R. (Robin) Sanner of Muncy, Jeffrey L. (Jackolyn) Sanner of Trout Run, and Michael S. (Pearl Stewart) Sanner of Jersey Shore; a sister, Peg Wargo of Zepher Hills, FL; a brother, Lee (Amy) Sanner of Chealsa, AL; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by two sons, Roger and Barry Sanner; two grandsons, Jason Sanner and Brian Budman; and a sister, Ruth Bartlow.

The family will hold a graveside memorial service on Monday, May 4, at 5 p.m., in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Ronald Statts officiating.

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

 

Posted: May 1, 2015



Betty Earnstine Fenstemacher Bower

Betty Earnstine Fenstemacher Bower, 84, of Lock Haven passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her home.

Born on July14, 1930 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Eleanor Pidcoe Fenstemacher.

Betty attended school in Williamsport until her family moved to Ironton, Ohio, where she graduated from high school.

In 1952 she married Robert “Bob” Eugene Bower who preceded her in death in 2005.

Early in life Betty was a waitress at numerous restaurants in both Williamsport and Ironton. She then was employed by R.K. Griffin Chair Factory, retiring when the factory closed.

Betty was Methodist by faith.

She enjoyed crocheting.

Betty was a wonderful caregiver to Bob’s parents and helped raise many of his nephews and nieces.

Surviving is a sister, Doris Giles of Lock Haven; many nephews and nieces; several great nephews and nieces; and a few great, great nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean, and a brother, Ray.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County S.P.C.A. through the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: April 29, 2015

Robert Wayne Grantier

Robert Wayne Grantier, of Troy, PA, passed away on April 25, 2015, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was 58 years old. He was born in Sayre on June 18, 1956, the youngest child and only son of the late Robert Dixon and Olympia Iannetti Grantier, of Canton.

He grew up on the family farm, and although his career would take him from the Canton area, when he retired from education in 2014, he was happy to return to the farm and take up the work he loved.

Bob attended Canton schools where he enjoyed performing in musical productions and playing sports, in which he showed prowess at an early age. He loved playing for Canton High School and lettered in baseball, football and basketball. He graduated from his alma mater in June of 1974, and that fall he entered Bloomsburg University where he continued his football career and pledged the Delta Pi fraternity. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1978, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and in 1981 he earned his master's degree. In the fall of 1978 Bob began his teaching career as a history teacher at Troy Area School District. His first few years found him working in the district's junior high school. Eventually he would transfer to the high school where he taught history and later was a remedial reading specialist. He continued his education as well, eventually receiving a secondary principal's certificate from Bucknell University, and a superintendent's certificate from Marywood University.

Bob's career with the Troy Area School District spanned 31 years in which he served the district in many capacities. In addition to his years in the classroom, he was a football coach, dean of students, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and eventually district superintendent, a position he began in 2002. Among his many accomplishments as Troy's superintendent were the building projects of which he was very proud, particularly the construction of a new state-of-the-art auditorium. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Troy Area School District Foundation, which will continue to positively impact students and teachers in the district for many years to come.

In 2009 Bob left his employment with Troy and served for a year as the superintendent of schools in Pine Grove. The following year he began working for the Loyalsock Township School District, where he would finish his career in education. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his years in the Williamsport area, making a difference in many organizations, making friends and helping to establish the Lancer Foundation. Bob retired from the Loyalsock Township School District in April of 2014.

Bob was a member of many community organizations, and throughout this involvement, further demonstrated his belief in the importance of youth and public education. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity of Professional Educators, The Troy School District Foundation and the Loyalsock Township School District's Lancer Foundation. In addition, he was a board member of the Pennsylvania State University Educational Outreach Program, the Mansfield University K16 Program and the Lycoming County United Way. He served as an executive board member for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Health Care and the Susquehanna Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the board of trustees for the Wings of Discovery Challenge Center and the Guthrie Health Care System. He served as president of the Blended Schools Network. In addition, he was a past PIAA District IV chairperson and at the time of his passing was president of the Canton Main Street Cemetery Association.

Bob married the former Shirley Ripley, of Painted Post, NY, on Aug. 1, 1981, and they reared three sons: Jacob, Nathan and Seth. As proud as Bob was of his accomplishments as an educator, it truly was his three boys that were his pride and joy. He loved his family, his farm, and Notre Dame and Green Bay Packers football. He enjoyed a lifelong pursuit of history and its leaders and always had a good book in his possession.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley, his sons, Jacob (and wife Cara), of Columbus, Ohio, Nathan, of Chicago, IL, and Seth, of Brooklyn, NY Survivors also include two sisters, Carol Rechel, of Hughesville, and Joan Hendricks, of Catawissa; brother-in-law Alan (and wife Barbara) Ripley, of West Henrietta, NY; sister-in-law, Sharon Quattrini, of Painted Post, NY; several nieces and nephews: John, Joseph, Augie, Christian, Lucas, Eileen, Cassie, Gail and Erin; as well as nine great-nieces and nephews. In addition, he was blessed with a very large circle of friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Libby; mother-in-law Eileen Ripley; brother-in-law John Rechel; and nephew Nicholas Quattrini.

Per the family's wishes, there will be no calling hours, and the funeral will be private. A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will follow at a future date. The family will provide the flowers and has requested contributions to a number of organizations that were near and dear to Bob: The Troy Area School District Foundation, the Loyalsock Township School District Lancer Foundation, the United Way and the Boy Scouts of America. If your circumstances do not allow a monetary donation, please honor Bob's memory by doing something good for a child. (morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)

 

Posted: April 29, 2015

Roseltha Lydia Miller

Roseltha Lydia Miller, 99, of Jersey Mills passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.

She was born March 10, 1916 in Haneyville, the daughter of George DeLos and Anna Belle (Winnie) Button.

Roseltha was the wife of the late Ernest LaRue Miller with whom she shared 42 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1975.

She retired in 1981 from Woolrich Woolen Mills.

Roseltha was a strong independent woman and was always there for her family. She would take the time to listen to their challenges and joys.

She is survived by two sons, Dale D. (Peggy) Miller of Jersey Shore and Ernest Louis Miller of Jersey Mills; a brother, Bravo Button, of Galeton; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren.

Roseltha was predeceased by her brothers, Leroy, George, John, Landis and Carl Button, her sisters Christine and Violet Button, one grandchild and one great grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to Roseltha’s Life Celebration service 11 am Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore with Rev. Charles Winkelman officiating. A visitation will be from 9 until 11. Burial will be in Whispering Pines in Jersey Mills.

 

Posted: April 30, 2015



Lucille M. Haswell

It is with much sadness and heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our wonderful mother Lucille M. Haswell.

Her sweet and kind personality will leave a void in the many lives that she touched over her 94 young years, especially her seven children. Lucille always made each of her children feel like they were most special.

She passed away at her home of 63 years in the care of her loving children on April 25, 2015.

She is survived by her seven children; Alfred B Haswell III and his wife Mary of Williamsport, Marianne Marzzacco and her husband Charles of Jersey Shore,Connie L. Mendler of N Carolina (formerly married to Roland C. Mendler who passed away in 2012), Lawrence F. Haswell and his wife Vicky of Florida, James M.”Marty” Haswell of Shamokin Dam, Steven M. Haswell of Florida and Vicky J. Snader and her husband Phil of Maryland.

Lucille was born on November 29, 1920 in Williamsport. Her husband Alfred B. “Sonny” Haswell Jr, who died in 1982, preceded her in death. She leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren along with her three nieces, Rebecca Waltz and Suzanne and Debbie Conley.

Lucille was blessed to have kind and loving neighbors, John and Liz Bower and Karl and Shari Dusman.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am.

Her pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough will officiate Burial will be in St. Boniface cemetery and memorial contributions in Lucille’s name may be made to Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, 17701 or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A.2805 Reach Road Williamsport,pa. 17701 Mother we will see you again one day. www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 29, 2015

Kathleen Ann Gentzyel

Kathleen Ann Gentzyel, 83, of North Bend passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Bucktail Medical Center.

Born on May 1, 1931 in Hyner, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena Mellick Prebble.
Kathleen was a 1949 graduate of Renovo High School.

On May 9, 1952 she and her husband, David Gentzyel, were the first to exchange their wedding vows at the Hyner United Methodist Church.

Throughout her years, Kathleen was employed by Sylvania in Emporium as well as by Summerson’s Motel in North Bend.

She was a lifetime member of the North Bend Methodist Church.

Kathleen was also a member of the Chapman Township Ladies’ Auxiliary.

She enjoyed making crafts for family events, baking, and crocheting. Most of all, though, Kathleen cherished spending precious time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Ray (Linda) Gentzyel of Enterprise, AL; two daughters: Gail (Ray) Long of North Bend and Susan (Tom) Gray of Lock Haven; a brother, Merle Prebble of Renovo; a sister, Priscilla “Toot” Gentzyel of North Bend; six grandchildren: Tracy Shady, Paul Risley, Chad McGregor, Trey Kanouff, and Devyn and Alyssa Gentzyel; and nine great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the North Bend United Methodist Church with Rev. Doug Conway officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Bucktail Medical Center, 1001 Pine St., Renovo, PA 17764 or North Bend United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 65, North Bend, PA 17760.

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

 

Posted: April 29, 2015

Marguerite C. Zulker

Marguerite C. Zulker, 104, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.  She was born April 24, 1911 in Williamsport a daughter of Fred and Emma Yonkin Carr.

Marguerite was an original member of Faith Wesleyan Church in Williamsport, and in 1939 graduated from United Wesleyan College in Allentown. She then served as Dean of Women at the college from 1941 to 1961, and retired in 1976 from Core States Financial Corp. in Philadelphia where she worked in Investment Research. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Elwood Zulker; her sisters, Ada Wiand and Mabel Cunningham; brother, Oran Carr, and a step son, Elwood Zulker, Jr.

She is survived by her step son, Stanley E. (Carol) Zulker of Collinsville, Ala.; five step grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with her Pastor, Rev. Timothy K. Hartzell officiating.  Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  Friends will be received Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Faith Wesleyan Church, 1033 Tucker St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 29, 2015



Lucille E. Lundy

Lucille E. Lundy, 88, of Williamsport died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center Montoursville. Her husband Earl C. “Chubby” Lundy died April 14, 1992.

Born July 27, 1926 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Homer L. and Susie (Lindermuth) Bieber. She was a 1944 Williamsport High School Graduate and a 1947 graduate of the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, the Paul Gilmore Sunday School class, and a former member of Eliza Barnes O.E.S. Lucille was a designated member of the special honor roll of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp. Prior to her retirement Lucille was employed as a nursing supervisor at the former Lysock View, now Valley View Nursing Center Montoursville. She also helped her husband at Lycoming Mattress.

Surviving is a son Floyd C. Lundy of Covington, PA, three daughters Shirley M. Whipple of Williamsport, Nancy J. (John) Wirth of Cogan Station, Amy L. (Steve) Baker of Winchester, VA, grandchildren, Melissa Wynn, Michael Lundy, Michelle Cogan, Steven and Christina Whipple, Matthew and Sarah Wirth, Rachel and Katherine Baker, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and a brother Homer L. (Kitty) Bieber of Newark, DE.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter Debra S. Lundy April 12, 1991 and a grandson Brian D. Whipple on November 17, 2002.

A service to honor the life of Lucille will be at 2 PM on April 30, 2015 at St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, with Rev. Jennett Wertz officiating. Burial will be in private in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lucille’s name to St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church, 1427 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport, 17701.
Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2015

David Landon Zeager

David Landon Zeager, 78, of Lewisburg, went home to Heaven on Monday, April 27, 2015 at his mountain home.

He was born on July 26, 1936 in Elizabethtown and was the 11th child of the late Paul L. and Anna E. (Landis) Zeager.

On November 24, 1962 David married the former Mary Burner, who survives, in Jessup Maryland. He carried a photo of his "sugar bug" ever since they started dating. David's death breaks a marital union of 52 years.

He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Center of Beltsville, MD as a Stationary Engineer. He was a member of the Maryland Association of Power Engineers Chapter 14 and lifetime member of the NRA.

David was a man of strong faith and would readily share the good news of the Bible with anyone who listened. He gave out over 4,000 mini bibles during his lifetime. He planted over 10,000 trees in six states. He was a good steward of his Father's creation. David spent many times enjoying walks in the woods, hunting, and fishing with his grandchildren. He opened his private lake for special needs children to enjoy. He was ahead of his time in developing his land in a way that protected and promoted a healthy habitat for wildlife and their environment.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law; Dwight and Hyunsoon Lee Zeager of Brattleboro, VT and Joseph Zeager and companion Holly Cardell of Snydertown, two daughters and sons-in-law; Reverend Eunice and Rodney Smith of McClure and Loretta and John Hostetler of Winfield, 15 grandchildren; Desiree (Daniel) Shivers, Miyoung (Nguyen) Chau, Yong Sung Kim Zeager, Zander Zeager, Jazen and Parker Cardell, Tiffany (Kristopher) Ryant, Daniel, Luke and Katlynn Smith, Kolton Cashner, Lacey (Brian) Delosier, Amanda and Ruthann Hostetler and Megan Gaumond, two great grandchildren; Rayne Ryant and Ford Shivers, seven brothers and four sisters-in-law; James Zeager of Oakland, CA, Frank Zeager of Lititz, Herbert and Orpha Zeager and John and Rachael Zeager both of Elizabethtown, Charles and Janet Zeager of Middletown, Thomas and Helen Zeager of Hopeland and Harvey Zeager of Golden, Colorado, four sisters and one brother-in-law; Anna Jeanette Kamoda of Monongahela, Ethel Pannell of New York City, NY, Verna Nissley and Arlene and Christian Becker both of Elizabethtown and one sister-in-law; Anna Mae Zeager of Elizabethtown.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by three brothers; Russel, Paul Jr. and William Zeager and two sisters; Mary Ruth Espenshade and Almeda Heisey.

A public viewing will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 30, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton and again from 10:00 - 11:00a.m., Friday, May 01, 2015 at Burkholders Youth Center, 3184 New Berlin Mountain Rd, Lewisburg, PA 17837 followed by a funeral at 11:00a.m. with the Reverend David Anderson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the convenience to the family.

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Posted: April 29, 2015

Norman (Bill) William Jenney Jr.

Norman (Bill) William Jenney Jr.,67, a Montgomery resident, passed away on Sunday April 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born on March 23, 1948 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Norman W. Jenney Sr and Betty J. Haas (Tuxford).

On November 28, 1970 Bill married the former Sharon R. Cole who survives and they celebrated 45 years of marriage together last year. Bill and Sharon shared a very loving marriage and both say were the best years of their lives. Every wonderful moment they had they spent together creating such wonderful memories.

Bill joined the United States Marine Corps serving two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, from 1966 to 1970, earning a Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Action Ribbon. After returning from the war he worked quite a few years as a welder at Axeman-Anderson Co. until released and placed on disability for chronic illness.

He was known for his humor, bravery and dedication to family. He was a true patriot and an active member of the American Legion Post #251 and a life member of the Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc Post PA-51 out of Hughesville. Bill was known for saying” Once a Marine always a Marine”.

He enjoyed bowling fishing and playing cards. He played in a set back league at the American Legion Post #251, which he enjoyed every Thursday with his son-in-law. But his pride and joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was greatly loved and well respected by all who knew him and will be painfully missed.

In addtion to his loving wife, Bill is survived by one brother Gary L.(Connie) Jenney Sr. of Montgomery; four daughters Tammy (Tim) Ulmer of Williamsport, Billy Jo (Dennis) Hans of Montgomery, Lorrie (Matthew) Kissinger of Montgomery and Nicole Jenney of Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Steven,(Raychelle), Darren and Casey Ulmer, Alex and Coltin Hans; Dylan Smith, Trenton, Mackenzie and Savannah Jenney.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 12:30 pm at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 east Third Street Williamsport. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 am until the time of services at 12:30pm.

Burial will be in Green Lawn M emorial Park, Montgomery, www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 29, 2015



Joann M. Greene

Joann M. Greene, 72, of Sabastian, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her home.

Born October 15, 1942 in Buffalo, New York, she was a daughter to the late Harry L. and Walberga M. (Wolfe) Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Greene on April 17, 2000, and three brothers, Harry T., Richard E., and Lee E. Thompson.

Joann graduated from Jersey Shore Area School District and also graduated from Williamsport Area Community College as an LPN. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, where she served as a lector, and was a member of the St. Luke’s Alter and Rosary Society, where she served as a past president. Joann also had worked at the Jersey Shore Hospital for a number of years.

Surviving are her children, Deborah Ann (Jim) Butler, of Linden, Charles William (Michelle) Greene, of Jersey Shore, Kimberly Lynn (Bob) Bailey, of Lewistown, and Kamela Marie (Willard) Windecker, of Salladasburg; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at Jersey Shore Cemetery. The Rev. Bert Kozen will officiate.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2015

Steven James Miller

Steven James Miller, 73, of Linden, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at his home.

He was born February 22, 1942 in Williamsport, the son of James W. and Helen (Sember) Miller.

Steven was the husband of the former Barbara Frey with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

He was a member of the John F. Laedlein Lodge #707, Zafar Grotto, Rafaz Club and the Travelers Protective Association.

Steven was a life member of the Republican League and the Red Run Gun Club.

He retired from Lonza after 38 years of service.

Steven loved watching television especially outdoor life, hunting and fishing shows.

He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada.

Steven is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Tina (Jerry) Vaughn, Dale (Valerie) Miller both of Williamsport, Stephenie (Michael) Brostrom of Wellsboro, Tammy (Steven) Badger of Williamsport, William (Amanda Beachler) Miller of Annville; ten grandchildren, Bobbi Robinson, Taisha Miller, Tiffany Miller, Tyler Caputo, Steven Miller, Michael Brostrom, Allyson Brostrom, JT Westbrook, Austin Westbrook, Zoe Miller; 8 great grandchildren and his dog “Misty”.

He was predeceased by his parents, a son, James Miller and a brother, Thadd Miller.

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

Steven’s Life Celebration service will be held 1 pm Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Ken Weiss officiating. Visitation will be from 11am until 1pm.

 

Posted: April 28, 2015

Dana C. Briggs, Jr.

Dana C. Briggs, Jr., 78, of Williamsport passed away Monday, April 27, 2015 at Rose View Center.

He was born December 15, 1936 in Barbours, a son of Dana C. and Ethel (Campbell) Briggs, Sr.

Dana was employed by Penn Tech, Sheridan Motor Lodge and Carey McFalls.

His wife Naomi E. Briggs died in 2000.

Survived by a son, Timothy D. Briggs of Red Rock, a brother, Wilfred “Will” (Estella) Briggs of Newberry.

Dana’s Life Celebration will be held at 11am Friday, May 1, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 w. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: April 28, 2015



Mary Kathleen Hanley

Mary Kathleen Hanley, 98, died Sunday, April 26, at Roseview Center, after residing there for the past eight years.

Born January 1, 1917 in Masten, she was a daughter of Robert and Beatrice Sander Bennett.

Mary was a homemaker and also worked for Cluette and Peabody Aero Shirt Manufactures as a shirt folder for over 14 years. She loved animals, especially her cat Mittens and also volunteering at Manor Care Health Services visiting residents in her younger days. Mary was involved in many activities during her time at Roseview and she also became a graduate of the P.E.E.R. program, Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents during her time there. Mary was a lifetime member at St. Matthew Lutheran Church where she was involved in various activities. She will be remembered for her big heart, loving, kind personality, and making friends with  anyone she came in contact with.

Surviving is a daughter Mary Ellen Kiken of Williamsport; two granddaughters Elizabeth (Redouane) Ouamrane of Chantilly, VA and Laura (Jeff) Dunbar of Carboro, NC; and two great-granddaughters Sarah and Sonia Ouamrane.

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband of 51 years, Wilbur M. Hanley, November 19, 1998 and her sister Margaret “Peg” Keller in 2014.

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary will be at 2 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport by the Rev. David Letscher who will officiate.  Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call for a time of visitation from 1 pm until the time of the service on Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

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

Mary’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff and management at Roseview Center for the exceptional care they provided.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2015

Joanne Louise Kimble Mazzante

Joanne Louise Kimble Mazzante, 76, of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born August 8, 1938 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Elwood E. and Marion (Moore) Kimble. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James R. Mazzante on March 31, 2014 and sister, Jeanne Gorsline in 2003.

Joanne graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1956. She worked as an administrative assistant for Brodart Company for 27 years.  Joanne was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She was a member of Special Treasures group and Purple Passion Chapter of the Red Hat Ladies.  She was a member and past President of the Newberry Little League Ladies Auxiliary, Jackson Elementary PTA, the Brodart Social Club, and co-founder of the Heaven’s Angels Chapter of the You Are Special Foundation.

Surviving are a daughter Deborah (Mark) Leta of Peru, NY; sons Rick (Lisa) Mazzante of Montoursville and Tom (Shelley) Mazzante of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Brandi (Connor), Seth, Ricky, Dalton, Amanda, and Conner Mazzante, Matthew and Ashley Leta; great grandchildren Devin Bradley and Ashlyn Conner; a niece; and two nephews.

Funeral services to honor Joanne’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be at Wildwood Cemetery. Viewing will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joanne’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice, plant a tree in her honor, or Andrew’s Special Kids Foundation, P.O. Box 5071, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2015

Harold “Corky” Blaker, Jr.

Harold “Corky” Blaker, Jr., 59, of 191 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born May 15, 1955 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harold F. Sr. and Helene Lee (Eck) Blaker. On June 25, 1988 he married the former Kathleen “Kathi” Cummings. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage.

Corky was a 1974 graduate of Montoursville High School. He retired from the State Police where he worked as a civilian dispatcher.

Corky was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Muncy.

He loved attending Muncy high school sporting events and kept the time clock at wrestling matches. Active in the community, Corky volunteered many years to the local fire companies. When possible, he took time to volunteer, encourage and give advice to local amputees. Corky was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Seattle Seahawks.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Brooke Spillane and her husband, Steven, of Havertown, Adam Houseknecht and his wife, Darcy, and Ryan Houseknecht and his fiancé, Jamie Shoemaker, all of State College; one brother Gary Blaker and his wife, Tanya, of Williamsport; one sister, Barbara Fura and her husband, Dan, of State College; four grandchildren, Regan, Cameron and Olivia Houseknecht and Maggie Spillane; and two grandchildren expected later this spring.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to Noon Thursday, at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, where a memorial service will be held at Noon, with his pastor, the Rev. Arlene Beechert, officiating.

Burial will be held privately in the Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet, c/o Chief Deputy Curt Ulmer, Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, 48 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: April 28, 2015



Donald C. Berninger

Donald C. Berninger, 84, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015 in the Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born in Numidia, Columbia County, PA, on Friday, November 7, 1930, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Nellie (Hughes) Berninger. Don was the husband of Jeanne (Ruckle) Berninger with whom he celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary on June 7, 2014.

Don was a 1948 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and a graduate of Susquehanna University where he received his BA degree in Music Education. He was a member of the baseball team at Susquehanna and for many years held the school record for the most triples. He then received his masters degree in school administration and superintendent's certificate from Penn State University.

He honorably served for four years with the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Don was a graduate of the United States Naval School of Music. He was trumpeter with the Naval Presidential Guard at Arlington National Cemetery for all Naval burials during the Korean Conflict. He served in Argentia, New Foundland and with the 5th District Naval Band in Charleston, S.C. While in Charleston he played with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Don began his career in education as the instrumental music teacher at Freeburg High School and then as the instrumental music teacher at Muncy High School. Under his leadership the Muncy High School band was invited to participate in the Cherry Blossom Festival at Washington, DC. Don was employed by the Muncy School District as the principal of Myers Elementary School for 24 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church at Montoursville, PA. Don was an Eagle Scout. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a 50 year member of Muncy Lodge #299 Free and Accepted Masons. He was a member and past Commander-in-Chief of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport. Don was director of the Williamsport Imperial Teteque Band for 16 years and composed several published musical compositions for the band. He also played in the Danville American Legion Band. A member of the Eagles Mere Rod & Gun Club, Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a past president and member of the Muncy Cemetery Board, the Grand Marshall of Muncy's Bicentennial Parade and was the Red Cross coordinator during the 1972 Flood.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Daniel and wife Rebecca Berninger, Muncy, PA; Douglas and wife Mary Lee Berninger, Berwick, PA; Diane and husband Dave Brink, Muncy, PA; three granddaughters, Dara Santos; Danielle Berninger; Breanne Phillips and one great-grandson, Crew Santos.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 with Reverend Larry L. Leland, Jr., his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery with military honors by the Honor Guard of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by Muncy Lodge #299 F. & A.M. at 9:00 A.M. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950. 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 27, 2015

Verna Paulhamus

Verna Paulhamus, 91, of Williamsport, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born July 7, 1923 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of R. Bruce and Lillie (Hahn) Hart. She married E. Arden Paulhamus on April 14, 1951. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1987.

Verna graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1941 and the Williamsport Technical Institute with a degree in drafting.

Verna and her husband loved to hunt and did so for many years. She was an accomplished artist, drawing and painting many of her favorite old farm bridges, covered bridges and lighthouses. She donated many of her works to various organizations and to her friends.

Surviving are a stepson; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a special friend and caregiver, Donna Pongrat of Montoursville.

In keeping with her wishes, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Quiggleville.

Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2015

Margaret “Maggie” A. Fenderson

Margaret “Maggie” A. Fenderson, 85, of Montoursville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born January 8, 1930, in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late Frederick H. and Mable W. (Deyo) Hafer. On April 15, 1947, she married Donald Fenderson, who preceded her in death March 14, 1993.

Maggie attended school in Williamsport.  Early in life she worked at the former Weldon's Manufacturing and S.S. Kresge, both in Williamsport.  She later became head cook at Lyter Elementary School, Montoursville.  Maggie retired in 1991 as a clerk from Rosencrans' Bakery, Montoursville.

She was a member of Montoursville Presbyterian Church.

Maggie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially meeting at local restaurants to socialize.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Chris Bower, of Montoursville; one sister, Betty Kinney, of Summerfield, FL; two granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and Frank Wilson, of Lock Haven and Tami and Carl Nelson, of Grandville, MI; and two great-grandchildren, Cody Wilson and Adrianna Nelson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one brother, Cameron Hafer.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 22 at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 205 Tule St., Montoursville, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. David C. Smith, officiating.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Buchanan Cemetery, Williamsport.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Maggie's memory be made to either the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 205 Tule St., Montoursville, PA 17754 or the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: April 27, 2015



Charles L. O’Conner

Charles L. O’Conner, 86, of Turbotville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center where he was a medical patient.

Born July 9, 1928 in Muncy, he was the son of the late Leila Snyder. He was married to the former Miriam E. Moser on July 9, 1949 and they shared 49 ½ years of marriage until her death January 16, 1999.

Charles graduated from Muncy High School and served with the US Army during the Korean War.
He was employed by the former Acme Markets at various locations, retiring as Manager of their Williamsport store.

He was a past Master and member for more than 50 years of Watsontown Lodge #401 F&AM and a member of the Williamsport Consistory.

He was a long-time member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Turbotville where he served on their consistory.

Charles enjoyed traveling with his family and fellow masons.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 PM on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville where Watsontown Masonic Lodge #401 will conduct a memorial service at 7:00 PM.

Friends may also call from 1 to 2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home where the funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM with Pastor Doug Schader officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Turbotville Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, PO Box 269, Turbotville, PA 17772.

www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2015

Martin R. Henry

Martin R. Henry, of Williamsport, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Williamsport Home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora L. (Fridley) Henry, in 2006.

Born May 12, 1923, in Linden, he was a son Abram and Grace (Cohick) Henry.

Martin was a World War II Army Veteran. He worked as a machinist for the former Avco.

He was a long standing member of the Lycoming Christian Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 104 of Montoursville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and family vacations. Martin was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are two sons, Martin G. (Ann) Henry, of Marysville and Robert D. (Faith) Henry, of Williamsport, a daughter, Barbara J. (Richard) Rodgers, of Hellam, a brother, David G. Henry, of Lewisburg, a sister, Mary E. Sorgen, of Lock Haven, two grandchildren, Jerusha Stone and Jacob Henry, and a great-granddaughter, Lorelle Stone.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard, Donald, and James Henry.

A funeral service to honor the life of Martin will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 30 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport, with the Rev. Donald L. Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Woodward Township Cemetery with full military honors. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2015

Kenneth J. Koehler

Kenneth J. Koehler, 74, of DuBoistown, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home.

The family will receive family and friends at the church portico from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Tuesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation Home Care and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or mass for the repose of his soul through St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneral Home.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2015



Virginia M. Grimes

Virginia M. Grimes, 83, of Trout Run died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services North, Williamsport. Her husband of 56 years, James L. Grimes, Sr., died October 22, 2003.

Born August 14, 1931 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late William and Thaisse (Deschampe) Johnson.

Virginia was a Phillies fan and loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are two children, Virginia T. Walters (Gary M., Sr.) of Enola and Eric M. Grimes of Trout Run; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James L. Grimes, Jr. and William B. Grimes; five brothers, William, Woodrow, Harold, Frank, and Leroy Johnson; and four sisters, Thaisse McClure, Loretta Holcombe, Kitty Kahle, and Rita Odfeldt.

A graveside service to honor Virginia’s life will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Steam Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s name to Steam Valley Bible Church, 570 St. Route 184, Trout Run, PA 17771.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 23, 2015

Richard L. Truax

Richard L. Truax, 81, of Lock Haven passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 8, 1933 in Avis, a son of Robert and Edith (Nichols) Truax.

Richard was the husband of the former Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Pruey with whom he shared 9 glorious years of marriage and the late Shirley (Knarr) Truax who passed in 1998.

He was a veteran of the Air Force, National Guard and Army Reserves with serving 29 years in the military.

Richard had worked through his years at Jersey Shore Steel, Piper, Woolrich, Avis Building Supplies and with Jim McGuire.
 
In his earlier days he enjoyed playing softball.

Survived by his wife Betsy, a daughter Deborah L. Black of Avis; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren; two brothers John Truax and Lawrence Traux both of Woolrich; five sisters, Shirley Chapman, Catherine Packard, and Wanda Letterman all of Avis, June Getgen of Rauchtown, Joanne Fisher of Salona; two stepdaughters, Pam Truax Munro and Teresa Truax Dershem both of Mill Hall.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret M. Truax Homler Welshans, Marguerite M. Truax, Marian Truax Young and Donald Truax.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

Richard’s Life Celebration service will begin with a visitation from 3 until 6pm Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Services will follow at 6pm with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: April 24, 2015

Philip C. “Phil” Bower

Philip C. “Phil” Bower, 93, of Milton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

He was born on August 30, 1921, in Hepburn Township, Williamport and was the son of the late John Franklin and Anna Elizabeth (Antes) Bower.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High School Class of 1939.

On February 01, 1950 Phil married the former Lillian M. Welch, who survives, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage together this year.

Phil worked on family farms until joining the 8th Air Force stationed in England during World War II.  After the war, he started his banking career at the First National Bank of Montoursville. After 35 years, he retired as President of the West Milton State Bank.  He was known for his honesty and courtesy and many people asked him for financial advice even after he retired.  His professional education credits include certificates from the American Institute of Banking, the Agricultural School of Banking, Cornell University and the Bucknell University School of Banking.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Governing Council and the second vice-chairman of the Group IV Pennsylvania Bankers Association.

Phil was a true patriot and a past-president of the Tiadaghton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR #81736) and the Eureka Lodge #335 F&AM of Montoursville.  His community service included past director of the Milton Rotary Club, past member of the Board of Directors of the Evangelical Community Hospital, Board of Directors of the West Milton Memorial Park Association and President of the Lewisburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

He loved the Lord with all his heart and was a faithful member of the West Milton United Methodist Church for more that 50 years.  He served on the Council of Finance and Administration of the Central PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.  His pride and joy was his family and especially his “little ones” who really loved their PopPop.  He was loved and will be missed by all.

In addition to his wife, Phil is survived by his two children; Philip E. (Penny) Bower of Harrisburg and Becky (Michael) Klinger of New Columbia, four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two brothers; Donald F. (Roberta) Bower of Williamsport and Dale V. (Mary) of Montoursville and one sister; Mary Anne (Robert) Golay of Downey, California, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by one grandson; Aaron Klinger, one great grandson; Chayton Huston, one brother; John Bower and two sisters; Martha and Sara Bower.

The family will provide flowers, if desired, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Phil’s grandson to the “Aaron Klinger Memorial Scholarship Fund,” Milton Area School District, 700 Mahoning Street, Milton PA 17847.

A public viewing will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by a funeral at 1:00p.m. with the Reverend Ken Paulhamus of Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton officiating.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery.

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Posted: April 24, 2015



Harry Pete Schweikart

Harry Pete Schweikart, 62, a resident of Muncy, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, June 15, 1952, he was the son of the late William and Barbara (Bower) Schweikart.

Pete was a 1970 graduate of Williamsport High School. He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. Pete enjoyed hunting, NASCAR racing and collecting trains. He was a life member of Edward J. Smith V.F.W. Post 3428 at Muncy.

He is survived by three daughters, Christine L. and husband Matthew Wertz, Hughesville; Lori A. and husband Ray Snyder, Muncy; Dawn Schweikart, Williamsport; three siblings, William and wife Winnie of Williamsport; Darren and wife Sue of Muncy; Joyce of St. Marys and four granddaughters, Faith; Hannah; Emily and Rachel. Pete was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Henry and her husband William.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 27, 2015 with Winnie Schweikart, his sister-in-law, officiating. Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse, C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 22, 2015

John E. “Jack” Lundy

John E. “Jack” Lundy, 91, of Williamsport, died on April 22, 2015 at Manor Care Health Services North. He was born Aug. 10, 1923 in Williamsport, the son of Herbert and Ruby Pasnault Lundy.

Jack was a graduate of Montoursville High School where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He has a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the former Williamsport Technical School and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was an avid sports fan especially for Penn State.

Preceding him besides his parents, were a son, James E. in 1974, and a sister, Phyllis Moresko.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Mary Doebler, and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m, Friday, April 24, at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church, 4980 Lycoming Mall Road, Montoursville, with Rev. Jack J. Delaney officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church from 10 – 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 22, 2015

Max G. McClintock

Max G. McClintock, 87, of Muncy Valley, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Manor Care South, Williamsport.

Born August 23, 1927 in Penn Township, Lycoming County, he was a son of the late Earl R. and Elva V. Shoemaker McClintock. His wife of 61 years, the former Patricia J. Stiger, preceded him in death on May 22, 2009.

Max was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are a daughter, Jean M. (Denny) Waldron of Milton; a son, Jack L. (Mary) McClintock of Muncy Valley; six grandchildren, Christa Karschner, Stacey Roarty, Lisa McClintock, Eric McClintock, Tony McClintock, and Jackie McClintock; eight great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Lucky.

In addition to his wife and parents, Max was predeceased by a son, Robert G. McClintock and a brother, E. Wayne McClintock.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220 Hwy., Muncy Valley, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery, Nordmont. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Muncy Valley Area Vol. Fire Comp., P.O. Box 9, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

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

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

 

Posted: April 23, 2015



William D. Harvey

William D. Harvey, 86, of Century Drive, Lewisburg, died on April 20, 2015 in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born on April 6, 1929, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Jay Coray and Dorothy Demarest Harvey. He and his wife, the former Lucille Barlow, would have celebrated their 54th wedding on May 6.

Bill was a 1947 graduate of the former Lansdowne High School in Philadelphia and of the former Pierce Business School. He sold Nationwide Insurance in Phoenixville for 25 years before retiring and moving to central Pennsylvania in 1984. Bill proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Hughesville, and most recently attended United in Christ Lutheran Church in West Milton. Earlier, he had been a very active member of Centennial Lutheran Church, Kimberton, serving both on the church council and in many other capacities. Bill was also a member of Muncy Lodge #299 Free and Accepted Masons, enjoyed gardening, visiting shut-ins and the outdoors.

Surviving, besides his wife, are his son Jeff and his wife Mary, of Picture Rocks; his daughter, Faith Hutter, of New Jersey; his grandchildren Coray Harvey, of Sitka Alaska, Collin Harvey and his wife Jessica of Montgomery, Christian Harvey of Picture Rocks, Claudia Davison of Hughesville and Samantha Harvey, Jeffrey Hutter and Michael Hutter, all of West Chester; three great-granddaughters, his sister-in-law, Sandy Kunkel, two nieces and a nephew. His sister, Peg Zachary, predeceased him in 1996.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in East Vincent United Church of Christ Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Trinity Lutheran Church, 122 South Main Street, Hughesville, PA 17737 or to the United in Christ Lutheran Church, 1875 Churches Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, Muncy, is handling local arrangements. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 21, 2015

Gene V. “Sparky” Lupold

Gene V. “Sparky” Lupold, 80, of Muncy died Monday April 20, 2015 at ManorCare South, Williamsport.

He was born November 19, 1934, in Elimsport, a son of the late George H. and Wanda (Voneida) Lupold. November 28, 1957, he married Ruth I. Snyder, who survives.

Sparky attended Moreland Baptist Church. In 1999, he retired from Construction Specialties after 30 years as an assembler. He served in the US Army from 1954-56 in Greenland. Earlier in life he had worked for Weldon’s and Modecraft. Sparky was a 50 year member of the Clarkstown Volunteer Fire Co. as part of the fire police and loved working outside, mowing grass, watching football and NASCAR.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by a son, Jeffory M. Lupold, at home; two grandchildren, Kenneth and Hayley Lupold, at home; three brothers, Rodger (Lois) Lupold, Hughesville, Sherm (Sandy) Lupold, Bell Aire, MD and George (Liz) Lupold, Muncy and two sisters, Janice Oden, Muncy and Joyce (Larry) Klusman, Montgomery.

Sparky was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carrie Ann Seig.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Road, Muncy by Rev. Robert Ingraham. The interment will be in the Moreland Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call in the church Friday from 10 a.m. till the time of service in casual clothes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarkstown Volunteer Fire Co., 2355 Rt 442, Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: April 22, 2015

Dolores I. Haefner

Dolores I. Haefner, 90, died peacefully at the home of her daughter on Tuesday April 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Dolores was born in Williamsport on July 1, 1924, a daughter of Andrew D. and M. Magdalen (Fischer) Danneker.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years Carl V. Haefner Jr., five children, Karen (Mark) Balestino, of Williamsport, Carl V. (Julie) Haefner III, of Phoenixville, Phyllis (Jonathan) Miller, of Dauphin, Janice (Ralph) DelVecchio, of Glen Mills, Joyce (Thomas) Curry, of Nassau, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Danneker, of Spokane, Wash.

In addition to her parents, her siblings, Sister Andre’ S.C.C., Sister Herman Joseph S.C.C. Margie Thaler, Sister Joanne S.C.C. and a brother Andrew Danneker, all preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday April 25, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.
There will be no visitation and burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Dolores’s name may be made to, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701 for the benefit of Susquehanna Hospice.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 22, 2015



David D. Wyland

David D. Wyland, 81, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015, while out fishing on opening day. David was the husband of Doris M. Ball Wyland for 63 years and would have celebrated their 64th anniversary this year on June 10, 2015.

David was born in Williamsport on Jan. 30, 1934, the son of the late Fred L. and Grace E. (Smith) Wyland.

He graduated from WAHS Class of 1951. From 1951-1966 David had a "Route" for the Great American Tea Company, where he went door to door selling their products. He loved seeing and talking to his regular customers. In 1986 he retired from Bethlehem Steel after 20 years of service. In 1981 David purchased the service station on High Street and Seventh Avenue and Dave’s Service Center is still there today owned and run by his son Alan and family.

David was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Williamsport where he served his Lord and members of the church. David was a Sunday School secretary for 25 years, church secretary for 5 years, Sunday School superintendent for 25 years, the Board of Trustees for 20 years, head of the House Committee for 5 years, youth leader of the Baptist Youth Fellowship for 10 years, church basketball coach for 35 years in the John Bower Basketball League where he also served on the Board of Directors, vice president and president of theleague.

David also served on several other boards and committees for First Baptist Church such as Historian on church tours, stewardship and fundraising, soup and candy making, the Ham and Turkey Dinners and production of Barrie Edmond's famous sticky buns. David was very involved in the Board of Christian Education and always watched out for the children and young adults. Behind the scenes he was always checking on the church building and being sure everything was maintained properly.

Scouting was another passion for David. He was on the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Troop 3, Scouting Board for 48 years and also served as Scoutmaster for 13 years. David enjoyed his trips to Camp Conley for 50 years. He enjoyed playing basketball for Bethlehem Steel and tailgating at the Penn State football games.

David is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Doris M. Ball; two daughters, Linda K. (Charles) Hess and Suzann L. (George) Mayer; four sons, Roger D. (Shelby), Glenn E. (Teresa), Rick D. (Theresa), Alan T. (Patricia); 70 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Audrey L. Smith and Ruth V. Swank, of Williamsport and a brother Luke F. Wyland, of South Williamsport.

Flowers will be provided by the family so that memorial contributions can be made to the STEP Independent Living Endowment Fund, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Family and friends are invited to attend David’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, April 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with David’s daughter-in-law Shelby E. Wyland and the Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating the service. Interment will follow at the Montoursville Cemetery.

 

Posted: April 21, 2015

Howard H. (Pete) Boone

Howard H. (Pete) Boone, 78, of Tylersville passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born in Tylersville on May 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Floyd Edward and Mary Matilda Tressler Boone.

Pete graduated from Sugar Valley High School in 1954.

He was Veteran, having served six months in active duty and eight years in the United States Army Reserves.

On March 21, 1959 in Tylersville Pete married the love of his life, the former Joan Barner to whom he was married to for 56 years.

By trade he was a carpenter and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters for 55 years.

Pete attended the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tylersville.

He was a member of the Tylersville Water Association.

Pete enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and tinkering with tractors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lenny Boone of Tylersville; a daughter, Carla Renée Boone of Boalsburg; two sisters: Betty (Lester) Kleckner of Lock Haven and Faye (Art) Grieb of Loganton; a brother-in-law, Bob Grieb of Tylersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Ken, and Harry Boone and three sisters: Ruth Boone, Mary Grieb, and Nora Overdorf.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

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

 

Posted: April 21, 2015

Reynold L. “Ren” Stover

Reynold L. “Ren” Stover, 79, of 84 Maggs Road, Beech Creek, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at his home.

He was born in Rebersburg, Pa on October 20, 1935, the son of the late Paul F. and Mary Elizabeth Yearick Stover.

On April 16, 1955 at the Lock Haven First Baptist Church, he married the former Anne Marie Long, who survives. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Ren was a self-employed farmer for many years before his employment at Asperline, where he worked as a truck driver, retiring in 2000.

Ren attended Great Island Presbyterian Church, Lock Haven.

He was an accomplished baseball player in his younger years as a pitcher, achieving the nickname of “Lightning Stover.”

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed tending to his garden, fruit trees and flower beds. Most of all, Ren loved the time he spent with his family. He was very well liked and had a personality that was received and respected by all he met.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, E. Susan (Joe) Kelihar of Rebersburg, Sherry (Craig) Weaver of Williamsport and Lori (Chuck Bauman) Stover of Lock Haven; a son, Daren (Lisa) Stover of Howard; three brothers, Glenn L., John M. and Steven W. Stover; four sisters, Ruth M. Crawford, Patricia A. Woomer, Judy M. Schattschneider and Sharon E. Homan; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; his neighbor, Joy Ketchum, who was like a daughter to him; and his beloved dog, Pokey.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Schmidt; and two brothers, Robert E. and Paul C. Stover.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12 noon at the Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 with his brother, Steve Stover, officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Clinton County SPCA or Pennsylvania Youth Hunter Education Contest (PA YHEC).

Funeral 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 21, 2015



Dorothy J. Diehl

Dorothy J. Diehl, 80, of Loganton went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on June 17, 1934 in Greenburr, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Merrill and Edna Ruth Lehman Brungard.

Dorothy was a 1952 graduate of Sugar Valley High School.

In Loganton on July 2, 1954 she married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Diehl who survives.

Dorothy was employed by Pecqua Fishing Tackle and Sylvania at Halls Station before becoming an Aide at Laurelton State School and Hospital where she was employed for 27.5 years before retiring in 2004.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Booneville.

Dorothy was a very active member of the Sugar Valley Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary, having been a dedicated volunteer for 56 years.

She enjoyed camping and card playing with her sisters.

Dorothy was excellent at quilting and sewing.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Joyce Flynn and Darla Gerhard, both of Loganton, and Lois (Richard, “Sam) Oister of Mt. Pleasant Mills; her twin sister, Doris Lamey of Lock Haven; three sisters: Mary Washburn, Alma Seyler, and Alda Held, all of Loganton; two grandchildren, Heather and Adrianna Oister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: Raymond, Lynn, Glenn, and Harold Brungard.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1450 W. Valley Rd., Loganton with Rev. Karl Runser officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Evangelical Cemetery, Loganton.

Friends and family will be received at the church on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. as well as on Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, c/o Mrs. Sandy Garverick, 179 W. Main St., Loganton, Pa 17747.

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

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

 

Posted: April 20, 2015

Frances P. Schemery

Frances P. Schemery, 90 a resident of Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Montoursville, died Thursday April 16, 2015.

Frances was born in Lock Haven on March 17, 1925 the daughter of Vincent Ponte and May Lapanna Ponte Hanna. She is a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Frances had been employed by the former Lowry Electric for 25 years and retired from Shop Vac Inc. in 1990.

Frances loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children; Mary C. Schemery of Williamsport and Lawrence (Kathie) Schemery of Stillwater, Pa. Her grandchildren also survive her; Brandon (Whitney) Schemery of Williamsport, Loren Schemery of Stillwater and Madison Schemery Fink of Williamsport. Her sister Gloria Renehan of Montoursville also survives her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert and her sister Catherine Ponte Johnson of Beech Creek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. on Thursday April 23, 2015 at 11 am. with her Pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation 2780 West Fourth Street, Williamsport,Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2015

Marvin R. Zimmerman

Marvin R. Zimmerman, 73, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center where he was taken after being stricken at his residence.

Born in Mifflinburg, Union County, PA, on Sunday, April 27, 1941, he was the son of the late Paul and Arla (Urlich) Zimmerman. Marvin was the husband of Betsy A. (Siegfried) Zimmerman with whom he celebrated a 34th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014.

Marvin was a graduate of Mifflinburg High School. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a roll form operator by Spring Widow Fashions at Montgomery, retiring in 2005.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Christy and husband John Durgin, Vermont; Michael and wife Cathy Zimmerman, New York; two step daughters, Ruth and husband David Barr, Virginia; Jennifer and husband Mark McCully; one sister, Shirley and husband Guy Aikey, Mifflinburg, PA; one brother, Jim and wife Joanne Zimmerman, Mifflinburg, PA. He is also survived by ten grandsons. Marvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Zimmerman and Ken Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 24, 2015. Interment will be in the Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp., Lycoming County, PA. Friends may call on Friday from 11:00 - 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 20, 2015



Charles W. Eiswerth

Charles W. Eiswerth, 92, formerly of Williamsport and a resident of Inverness, FL. passed away peacefully at the Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, FL. on April 17, 2015.

He was born in Collomsville on Feb. 2, 1923 a son of Joseph and Martha (Eck) Eiswerth.

He was formerly a member of Annunciation Church, now St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

He was in automotive sales in the Williamsport area for 35 year, enjoyed playing cards, going to the horse track and playing golf. A WWII Army veteran, he was a former member of American Legion, Post # 1.

His wife, the former Betty L. Myers died Oct. 2, 2011.

Surviving are his daughter Beverly Weaver of Pennsdale, stepchildren, Bonnie Peterson of Crystal River, FL, Glenda Snook of Inverness, FL and Michael Laubach of Crystal River, FL 2 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 11 step great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and 2 step great great grandchildren and a brother Clemens (Iris) Eiswerth of Collomsville.

In addition to his parents and wife, a grandson Jamie P. Weaver, brothers Raymond and Paul Eiswerth and sisters Verna Ellwanger, Irene Betson and Sara Cohick all preceded him in death. There will be no visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday April 24th 2015 at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. 4th St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating.

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

Crouse Funeral Home is Handling arrangements www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2015

John P Rhoads III

John P Rhoads III went to be with his Heavenly Father, on April 18, 2015. Born on December 28, 1928, John was the son of John P. Rhoads Jr. and Goldie C. (Bloom) Rhoads and was a lifelong resident of Avis, PA. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald R. Rhoads and his infant son, Robert Phillip Rhoads.

John graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1946. At the tender age of 17, he joined the Army Air Corps, which later became the United States Air Force. He promptly shipped out to Japan, becoming part of the occupying force in the post WW II era. John served with distinction in the 5th Air Wing, for seven years, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed relating his many adventures of this period in his life, to include playing baseball for the Air Force baseball team that traveled throughout Japan.

John married the love of his life, the former Patricia Ann Miller, on March 28, 1954. They enjoyed sixty-one years as devoted, loving partners. Patricia survives him. Mr. Rhoads continued his education, graduating from Lock Haven State Teachers College, with graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University. After a brief stint teaching in Painted Post, NY, John returned to this area. He became a beloved science teacher and coach at the Jersey Shore Area Junior High School. He retired from Jersey Shore after 30 years of dedicated service.

John was a faithful member of the Avis United Methodist Church for many years. He was active in many church celebrations and fund raisers. He was renowned for his delicious baked steak and spaghetti dinners. He leaves behind many wonderful church friends.

Mr. Rhoads was an avid sports fan and athlete throughout his life. He enjoyed playing baseball and football during his youth. He coached wrestling and football for the Jersey Shore school district, imparting his knowledge and sense of sportsmanship to many young men. John remained a true fan to his beloved Philadelphia Phillies, Penn State Nittany Lions and Jersey Shore Bulldogs to the very end. Most of all, he enjoyed following the sports pursuits of his children and grandchildren. John was also an enthusiastic fisherman and fly tying hobbyist. He loved his annual fishing trips to Canada with "the boys". He was a self-taught wood worker and home improvement enthusiast. "Mr. Fix It" could seemingly fix anything!

John is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Patricia, his brother Stanley P. Rhoads, his sister, Jean Merrill and his sister-in-law, Janice Rhoads. He is also survived by his children, sons, John P. Rhoads IV and Stacy, of Montoursville, Dr. David Rhoads, of San Bernadino, CA, and a daughter, Leslie S. Murphy and Patrick, of Lewisburg. Poppy was adored by his beautiful and treasured granddaughters Katherine, Rachael and Annie Murphy of Lewisburg and Brynn Rhoads of Montoursville. Uncle Johnny will also be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He leaves behind friends Wayne and Barbara Feerrar who were very special to him.

Johnny was an incredibly nice man, devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather. He is greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors.

A time of visitation and remembrance will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 North Main Street, Jersey Shore. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, Pa 17721. The Rev. Tom Jones will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Avis United Methodist Church.
www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2015

Robert J. Kaiser

Robert J. Kaiser, October 16, 1955 to April 16, 2015, “The Funny Money Guy.” I liked to spend two dollar bills and fifty cent pieces. It made most people smile!

I leave behind my mother, Bette, and stepfather John, my son, Jim and his wife Jaimi, also my grandchildren Andrew, Kayla, and Ryan. My son Bob and his wife Anita, also my grandchildren, Gianna, R.J., and Isabella.

I also leave behind a great group of friends. These include both my church families, and all my great neighborhood friends, my A.A. family, my yard sale and auction families, also my Weis store on Lycoming Creek Road friends, that took care of me like I was truly family. I love all I leave behind!

I hope and pray that the whole world can feel the love and caring that I have had. If so, all wars and hunger would stop and everyone in the world could feel as happy as I did. My love to the world!
Bob Kaiser

A memorial service to honor Bob’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. A visitation will be Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2015



Thelma M. Crawley

Thelma M. Crawley, 86, of Jersey Shore passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Manor Care.
She was born March 10, 1929 in Williamsport, a daughter of Aquillas and Kathryn (Deitrich) Eck.

Thelma was the wife of the late Dorsey “Gene” Crawley who passed January 19, 1999.

She was employed at Tetley Tea.

Thelma was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church.

She enjoyed sewing and shopping.

Her survivors include two daughters, Tina (Lon) Fisher and Candice Crawley; a son, Ronald (Tracy) Crawley all of Jersey Shore; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two sons, George and Dorsey, II.

Thelma’s Life Celebration Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 3 pm Friday, April 24, 2015 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 120 Kendall Ave, Jersey Shore with Rev. Bert Kozen celebrant. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in Jersey Shore cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

 

Posted: April 17, 2015

Dianne L. Buck

Dianne L. Buck, 53, of Hughesville, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her home.

Born August 6, 1961, in Muncy, she was the daughter of the late Robert Stanley and Ruth (Stocum) Buck. 
 
Dianne loved her animals, drawing, arts, crafts, farming, and above all spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by a brother, Steven E.(Debra) Buck of Hughesville; and a nephew, Brandon M. Buck.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. 

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

 

Posted: April 17, 2015

Richard L. Clark

Richard L. Clark, 80, of Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home.

Born March 10, 1935 in Avis, he was a son to the late Albert C. and Geneva Clark.

Richard was a member at the Avis United Methodist Church and had worked at Piper Aircraft as a welder.

Surviving are his wife, June Y. Clark, they were married Feb. 17. 1974; two sons, Craig A. (Cindy) Clark and Duane E. Clark, both of Monroeville; two daughters, Denise D. Clark of Little Rock, Arkansas and Maida J. (Brad) Williamson of Woolrich; brother, Gary G. Clark of Castanea; and sister, Connie Davis of Avis.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A visitation will be held 10 a.m. until the time of service at Welker Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Jones will officiate.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., Avis, PA 17721.

www.WelkerFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 20, 2015



Daniel B. Kerstetter

Daniel B. Kerstetter, Sr., 86, of Loganton was reunited with his fishing buddies on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Born on October 11, 1928 in Tylersville, he was the son of the late George W. and Adelia Grace Heckman Kerstetter.

On March 11, 1947 Dan married the former Bernice Eileen Slegle who survives.

He was employed as a lather by Lathers Union Local 1333. Dan was then employed as a carpenter for Carpenters Union Local 950 with a total of 42 years before retiring in 1990.
Dan was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tylersville.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and especially taking fishing trips to Canada.

In addition to his wife, Dan is survived by three sons: Daniel B., Dennis W. (Arlene), and Larry S. (Belva) Kerstetter, all of Loganton; two daughters, Jean (Dan) Courter of Clintondale and Diane (Ron) Karstetter of Loganton; a sister, Bettie Barner of Lamar; 8 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George J. Kerstetter, and three sisters: Geraldine Mingle, Kay Douty, and Emma Henderson.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Tylersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gatehouse Hospice or St. John’s United Church of Christ, Tylersville through the funeral home.

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

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

 

Posted: April 16, 2015

Mary Ann DiRocco

Mary Ann DiRocco, 91, a resident of South Williamsport, passed away, Tuesday April 14, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services.

Mary Ann was born in Antes Fort, on June 20, 1923, a daughter of Frank and Ruie (Confer) Stout. She was a homemaker for most of her life, but when she was younger she had worked at Stroehmann’s Bakery, and the former Sharwell Textile.

She was devoted to her church, while at Mater Dolorosa, she taught CCD classes, was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, sang in the choir and participated in a prayer group at the church.

She enjoyed traveling to see her family and being a part of family functions. She and her husband Daniel always had a welcoming door to all family.

Her husband of 67 years, Daniel D. DiRocco, died Nov. 9, 2013.

She is survived by her siblings, Sherry Erisman, of Kansas City, Mo., and Ward K. Stout, of Penn Yan, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Kenneth DiRocco, of Montoursville; and countless nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband; brothers, James, John, Charles, Russell and William Stout; and a sister, Florence Harris preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the church portico from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2014, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Posted: April 16, 2015

 

Carl J. Moore

Carl J. Moore, 89, a resident of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 15, 2015, at The Williamsport Home surrounded by his loving family.

Carl was born in Bastress Township on Aug. 15, 1925, a son of Eugene H. and Lena (Winter) Moore.

He retired in 1985 after 32 years at Avco. A very involved member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, he was a member of their men’s organization, served as an usher, was a volunteer at bingo for 37 years, volunteered at the church’s yearly festival and helped at weddings and funerals.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Moores Hunting Club. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Carl was a WWII Army veteran.

Carl and his wife, the former Kathryn M. Bower, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Jan. 18, 2015.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son and his wife, Joseph (Teresa) Moore, of Montoursville; grandchildren, Joy (Rick) Nemec and Jay (Amanda) Moore; great-grandchildren Maura and Kane Moore and Katarina and Nikolai Nemec; sisters, Ann Baier, of Bastress, Geraldine (Jim) Hamm, of Montoursville, Mary Wrench, of Oval, and a brother, Leonard (Sylvia) Moore, of Loris, S.C.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Bernard and Eugene Moore; and two sisters, Sis Darling and Dorothy Sommers, preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a vigil service at 5:45 p.m. at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St. Williamsport, with her pastor, the Rev. Brian Van Fossen, officiating followed by burial at Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 711 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 16, 2015



Lois M. (Johnson) Kline

Lois M. (Johnson) Kline, 87, of Williamsport, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
at Loyalsock Creek Rehab & Nursing Center, Montoursville.

Lois was married on October 30, 1946 to George Kline, who survives, and the couple would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in October.

Lois was born in Montgomery, PA on October 2, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Edmund and Gertrude (Miller) Johnson. She was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Williamsport.

In addition to her husband George, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; George M. and Sandra Kline of Cogan Station, two daughters and one son-in-law; Carol J. Leung of Bradenton, FL and Toni E. and Russell Schaeffer of Montoursville, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother; James Johnson of Williamsport and two sisters and on brother-in-law; Wanda English of South Williamsport and Carol and Ronald Perry of Williamsport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son; James Arthur Kline, one granddaughter; Michelle Kline and one brother; Edmund Johnson, Jr.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Obituary and Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: April 15, 2015

Clarence E. Conner

Clarence E. Conner, 89, of Lock Haven passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 23, 1925 in Benton, a son of Lawson Thomas and Lela F. (Peterman) Conner.

Clarence was the husband of the late Lela M. Embick with whom he shared 70 years of marriage prior to her passing January 7, 2015.

He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during WW11.

Clarence was a Methodist by faith.

He was a true trucker for over 71 years receiving numerous awards for safe driving. He received an owner/operator award for driving over 5 million safe miles, also won The Great American Trucking Family Award August 2005 that he shared with his family.

Clarence retired as an owner/operator “reluctantly” at the age of 86.

Surviving are three sons, Clarence L. (Linda) Conner of Lock Haven, Robert E. (Linda) Conner of McElhattan, William E. (Vicki) Conner of Williamsport; three daughters, Sharon A. (Jerry) Delaney of Avis, Ethel F. (Steve) Eisenhower of Rote, Shirley M. (Robert) Bloom of Lock Haven; three sisters, Lucy McClarin of Jersey Shore, Dorthea Packer of Salona, Shirley Smith of Jersey Shore; 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren.

Clarence was predeceased by three brothers, Lebert A., Arthur and Vernon Conner and a sister, Delores Decker.

Family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, “OOIDA”, P.O. Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO  64029-9900.

Relatives and friends are invited to Clarence’s Life Celebration service beginning with a visitation from 4 until 6 pm Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore. Services will follow at 6 pm with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Burial will be private in the Rest Haven Memorial Park.

 

Posted: April 15, 2015

Doris K. Tagliaferri

Doris K. Tagliaferri, 91, a resident at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville died Sunday April 12, 2015 surrounded by her family.

She was born and raised in Duboistown on January 30, 1924, the daughter of Cecil and Harriet Watkins Schug.

Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church. A homemaker she also worked as a correctional officer for Muncy Correctional Institution as well as working for Sylvania.

She was a prolific reader and a member of and supporter of the friends of the James V. Brown Library. Doris was a frequent contributor to various charitable organizations. She enjoyed knitting hats for neighbors, she enjoyed movies,T.V., books, going out to eat and most of all chocolate.

Doris frequently submitted letters to the editor in the Sun-Gazette newspaper. She was an excellent cook and loved cooking for family and friends at holiday celebrations. An avid outdoor person she loved swimming and the sun. When her children were in elementary school she was often a class mother and baked cupcakes and cookies for special events.

She was preceded in death by her husband Adolph Tagliaferri, who died in March of 1968. Doris is survived by her children, Joseph A. Tagliaferri of this city, Cy Hall of S. Williamsport, Albert F.(Kathy) Tagliaferri of Clarkstown, Mark A. (Cheri) Tagliaferri of this city, a daughter in law Peggy Tagliaferri of Williamsport and grandchildren, Christopher Hall, Michele Shadle, Melissa Stephens, Shannon Fink and 12 great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband Adolph, a brother Carl and her great great granddaughter Aliyah R. Hall.

A memorial service will be held at the chapel at Wildwood Cemetery 1141 Cemetery Street, Williamsport on Friday morning at 11 am. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family and memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the James V. Brown Library 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.jvbrown.edu.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Posted: April 16, 2015



Carlton W. Fry

Carlton W. Fry, 81, of Allenwood passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Wolf Run Village in Hughesville.

He was born September 9, 1933 in Williamsport, a son of Raymond E. and Florence (Covert) Fry.

Carlton was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War.

He was the husband of the former Beverly Rose with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Carlton was a member of the Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755 and the American Legion.

He retired from GTE Sylvania where he was a tool and die maker.

Carlton was a 1953 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Williamsport Technical Institute.

He enjoyed working on antique cars.

Carlton was very family oriented. He had a special dog “Jessie” who was his trucking co-pilot.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; a son, Troy (Rita) Fry of Montgomery; a daughter Rinda Nicklaus of Savannah, GA; two grandchildren, Quinn and Dillon; 5 nephews and 4 nieces.

Carlton was predeceased by a son, Mark Fry, two brothers, Samuel Fry and Raymond Fry, Jr. and a sister Mary Jane Hubler.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

A Life Celebration Memorial service will be held 2PM Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Wildwood Chapel. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

 

Posted: April 15, 2015

Luella Martha Burden

Luella Martha Burden, 95, of Watsontown, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born February 23, 1920, in Snow Shoe, she was a daughter of Ralph R., Sr. and Lula (McCartney) Etters.

Martha graduated from Williamsport High School, and was one of the first women to graduate from the Williamsport Area Technical Institute. She worked at AVCO making engines for the Army Air Corp during World War II and also for Wundies for many years.

Martha was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed bowling, fishing, and gardening.

Surviving are three children, Henry R. Burden of Cape Coral, FL, Everett Burden, Jr. (Vivian) of Colonial Heights, VA, and Donna Savage of Elmira Heights, NY; six grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Burdens, Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Burden; son-in-law, Robert Savage; and eight siblings, Selina Markle, Myra Reigle, Genevieve Alexander, Eleanor O’Hart, Rita Shoulder, Doris Weigle, Donna Etters, and Ralph R. Etters, Jr.

Funeral services to honor Martha’s life will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Viewing will be held 1-2 p.m. Friday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Martha’s name may be made to Watsontown Health and Rehabilitation Center, 245 East Eighth St., Watsontown, PA 17777.

www.SandersMortuary.com

Sanders Mortuary
821 Diamond Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-322-3466

 

Posted: April 15, 2015

Kathryn E. Chaapel

Kathryn E. Chaapel, 85, formerly of Gamble Twp., died on April 15, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center where she had been a guest. She was born Sept. 2, 1929 in DuBoistown, the daughter of Herbert C. and Zelda Whitnack Doebler.

Kathryn had been co-owner, with her late husband, Allen L. Chaapel, of Chaapel Mobile Home Supplies. She was a member of the Gen. John Burrows Historical Society, Williamsport Professional and Business Women’s Association, and Huntersville Senior Citizens. She also enjoyed shopping, gardening, and birds.

She was by preceded by her parents, step mother, Fern Doebler, children, Terry, Debbie, and Robbie Roan, brothers, Harold and Dale Doebler, and a sister, Lois Kellet.

She is survived by her son, Charles Roan of Williamsport; nephews, Gary (Jean) Plankenhorn of Cogan Station and David (Missy) Plankenhorn of Rochester, NY; a niece, Jane (Don) Reynolds of Hughesville; great nieces, Meredith (Andy) Maillet, Emily Plankenhorn, and Caitlin Plankenhorn, all of Rochester, NY, and a great nephew, Jacob Reynolds of Hughesville.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Interment will follow in Quaker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Monday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Meagan’s Box Foundation, P.O. Box 294, Hughesville, PA 17737.

 

Posted: April 15, 2015



Ruth C. Schuck

Ruth C. Schuck, 88, of 2858 Lycoming Mall Dr., Muncy, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born March 10, 1927 in Williamsport a daughter of Herman and Ida Belle Womelsdorf Miller.

Ruth worked as a Notary at her, and her husband’s business, Schuck Auto Sales. She was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church; enjoyed traveling, puzzles, and her family. Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Lewis E. “Jack” Schuck, son Gary and a granddaughter, Tami.

She is survived by her sons, Ronald L. of Montoursville and Kenneth M. (Belinda) of Wittman, Ariz.; daughters, Nancy Lee (Manny) Montez of Phoenix, Ariz. and Judy E. (Joseph) Bower of Pottsville, PA; sister, Maxine Moser of Wichita, Kansas; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and her companion, Gordon Hiller.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David W. Trostle officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Fairfield United Methodist Church, c/o Jan Smith, 550 Halltown Road, Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: April 14, 2015

Josh D. Frederick

Josh D. Frederick, 32, of Muncy, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born April 15, 1982 in Williamsport, he was a son of David Allen Frederick, of Pennsdale and M. Marie (Miller) Frederick, of Muncy. On April 12, 2002 he married the former Emily Nelson, who survives. Together they celebrated 13 years of marriage.

Josh attended Muncy High School. He worked for the Williamsport County Club on the green staff where he mowed and took care of the course.

Josh played baseball with Muncy Little League as a boy. Then went on to play both basketball and football throughout his jr/sr high school years. He was a true Oakland Raiders fan from a very young age and enjoyed most sports including baseball New York Mets and college football Penn State Nittany Lions. Josh was a loving and active father always sure to make his best effort to never miss a single game.

Surviving additionion to his wife and parents are one son and two daughters, Jacob, Jennifer and Lily Frederick, all at home; one brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Melissa Frederick, of Alexandria, VA; and one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Stanley, Jr. Chaya, of Muncy.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Robert W. Rice, pastor of Muncy Baptist Church, officiating.

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

The family suggests donations in Josh's memory be made to help benefit his children. Please make checks payable to Muncy Bank (please specify Josh Frederick Memorial Fund in memo) and mail to 2 N. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: April 14, 2015

Relda M. Blaker

Relda M. Blaker, 87, of State College and formerly of Williamsport, died on April 14, at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1927 in Howard, the daughter of George and Agnes Friese Robinson.

Relda retired from Penn State University and was a member of the Penn State Retirees. She was a member of Houserville United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, Alfred B. Blaker, Sr., eight brothers, and five sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Alfred B. Blaker, Jr. of State College and Michael A. Blaker of Hanover; two grandchildren, Heather and David, and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held, 2 p.m., Friday, April 17 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville with Rev. Ranee Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1 – 2 p.m.

 

Posted: April 15, 2015



James C. Reeser

James C. Reeser, 72, of Crestmont passed away peacefully at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle with illness.

Born on December 12, 1942 in York, he was the son of the late Carroll R. and Eleanor Klingman Reeser.

Jim was a graduate 1960 graduate of William Penn High School.

After graduating from Lock Haven University in 1964 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Education, Jim taught in the Selinsgrove School District where he also served as the head basketball coach.

On June 19, 1965 in Renovo, Jim married the former Carole Leonard who survives.

In 1975 he earned his Master of Science degree in Education from Bucknell University.

From 1966 through 2000, Jim held numerous positions in the Admissions Office at Lock Haven University as well as Director of Alumni Affairs.  Jim retired from the University in 2001 after having served as the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.  During his time at Lock Haven University, Jim was instrumental in establishing the Roll of Service and Haven League.

Jim was very active in the community, having served on the Lock Haven Area YMCA Board of Directors, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Lock Haven Kiwanis, United Way Board of Directors where he served as both Campaign Co-Chair as well as President, and Clinton County Recreation Authority.  Currently he was serving on the Clinton County Revolving Loan Fund Board, Lock Haven University Foundation Board, Jersey Shore Hospital Board, and Pine Creek Municipal Authority where he had previously held the position of Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman.

Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time at his family’s camp, Black Gap Camp.

He was also a passionate golfer and a member of the Clinton Country Club.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two sons, Stephen and his wife Becky and Brian ad his wife Rhonda Reeser, both of Verona, VA; a brother, Charles and his wife Vicki Reeser of Kingsport, TN; a sister, Patricia and her husband Harold Steidler of York; three grandchildren: Madi, Ally, and Brandon Reeser; two nephews, Justin and Sean Steidler; and a niece, Wendy and her husband Leonard Young.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven.  Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the James & Carole Reeser Lock Haven University Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 14, 2015

Richard L. Mitchley

Richard L. Mitchley, 84 of Williamsport, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He and his wife Helen (Lepley) Mitchley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 5, 2015.

Born November 14, 1930 in Saladasburg he was a son of the late Edgar and Irene (Delker) Mitchley. Richard was a dairy farmer for ten years and retired after 25 years of service at the Williamsport Hospital in the maintenance department.

After retirement he worked restoring vehicles and was a bus driver for the Williamsport School District. Richard was an Air Force Veteran and served two years of active duty and six years in the reserve. He was a former Deacon and member of Faith Tabernacle Church. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and was a van driver for the church. Richard enjoyed hunting, camping, and restoring automobiles.

Surviving in addition to his wife is his children, Gary (Merilee) Mitchley, James (Jill) Mitchley, David (Darlene) Mitchley, all of Williamsport, Brian Mitchley of Jersey Shore, Donald (Linda) Koons of Cogan Station, Sharon Curry of Peoria, AZ, Connie (Max) Bohart of Liberty, JanAnn Todd of Williamsport, 30 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and a brother Robert (Erin) Mitchley of Cogan Station.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Arlene Hampshire.

Funeral services honoring the life of Richard will be at 11 am on Friday, April 17 at First Southern Baptist Church, 89 Kimble Hill Road, Williamsport with Pastor Daniel Lepley officiating. Interment will be in Balls Mills Cemetery. A Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richards name to First Southern Baptist Church, Forward Together Project, 89 Kimble Hill Road, Williamsport, 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, Williamsport.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2015

Ray H. Weber

Ray H. Weber, 82 of Williamsport, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Ray served in the US Navy for four years. He is survived by his wife Josephine C. (Rizzo) Weber and his family whom he loved very much.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Josephine Weber at 1737 Andrews Place, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Services are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2015



Shirley M. Yoder

Shirley M. Yoder, 79, of Williamsport, died after an extended illness on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born March 16, 1936 in Sunbury, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Lena (Bucher) Kuhns.

Shirley recently retired from Step, Inc. She attended Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family. She was a caring and loving person whose generosity touched the lives of many.

Surviving are four daughters Connie Baker (Thomas Salisbury) of Mill Hall, Betty Fiamingo (Michael) of Montoursville, Sandy Shifler (Dale) of Florida, and Kelly Hamilton (Kevin) of Montoursville, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, two brothers Roy “Sonny” Kuhns of Sunbury and Jack Kuhns of Selinsgrove.

She was preceded in death by siblings Stewart “Bud” Kuhns and Pauline Kline.

A service to celebrate and honor Shirley’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport with her brother Roy “Sonny” Kuhns officiating. Burial will be held at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampain Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701, Attention to The Gatehouse.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2015

Virginia Louise Schuman

Virginia Louise Schuman, 68, of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Rose View Center, Williamsport. Her husband Harvey J. Schuman died September 4, 2014 after 44 years of marriage.

Born August 24, 1946 in Williamsport she was a daughter of Leroy and Hilda (Funk) Lupold.

She was a 1965 graduate of Williamsport High School and received her cosmetology and teaching license. She had worked as a beautician for many years and was owner of the Virginia Schuman Beauty Salon on Lycoming Creek Road. She had volunteered for the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

Ginny was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, and enjoyed gardening and floral design. In 1982 she became a member of the Duboistown Garden Club where she will be remembered for her cheerful smile, her caring manner, and her willingness to help whenever possible. She engineered and executed many chairmanships with ease and expertise. She served as Club President in 1992. From 1994 until present she served as the Garden Club and the District V Board as Butterflies and Wildflower Chairman. She was the Vice Chairman of The Garden Club Federation of PA Convention at State College in 2008. In 2011 she became a Life Member of the G.C.F.P. She was currently serving as a Vice Chairman of the Garden Club Federation of PA Convention to be held at State College in 2016.

Surviving are her mother of Linden, a son Todd Matthew Schuman of Linden, sister Connie Bodle of Williamsport, nieces and nephews, Bryan Bodle and Jennifer Bodle both of Myrtle Beach, Mike Fountain of State College, Kimberly Fountain of Linden, five great nieces and nephews, and beloved cats Sissyboo, Sweetie Pie, and Squeaky Mae.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ginny will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Messiah Lutheran Church 324 S. Howard St. South Williamsport, with her pastor the Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport.

Memorial contributions in Ginny’s name may be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701 ATTN: Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center.
The beauty of a life well lived never dies….It continues to embrace and inspire us.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2015

Gerald D. Dagitz

Gerald D. Dagitz, 61, of Montgomery, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical center. 

He was born Sept. 20, 1953 in Williamsport a son of Walter L. and Roberta K. Garland Dagitz.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Roberta F. Kurtz.

He is survived by a brother, John W.; sisters, Sandra L. Dagitz , Norma J. Lyons, and his beloved cats.

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

 

Posted: April 14, 2015



Donald M. Fravel

Donald M. Fravel, 77, a resident of the Susque-View Home, Lock Haven died April 12, 2015 at Susque-View.

Born April 15, 1937 in Bald Eagle Twp., Clinton Co. he was the son of the late Ira and Grace A. Stevenson Fravel. On Jan. 4, 1964 he married Shirley Butler who died Aug. 9, 1992.

Don had worked for Clinton Paper Co., Lock Haven for 26 years retiring in 1982. He had attended the Assembly of God Church, Mill Hall and loved to play the harmonica and piano for other residents at Susque-View.


Survived by 2 Brothers: Kenneth R. Fravel, Lock Haven, PA and Elmer L. Fravel, McElhattan, PA, 3 Sisters Sara J. Fravel, Mountain Haven Trailer Park, Lock Haven, Alva L. Houser, Mill Hall and Connie L. Weaver, Rote. Also Nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by one Sister, Alverdia Laubach in 2003, two Brothers Melvin Fravel in 1998 and Harold Fravel in 2011, one Half Sister, Esther Lannan, one Half Brother, Harry Bryan in 1992.

Services and Interment will be at the convenience of the family with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Residents Activity Fund at Susque-View, 20 Cree Dr., Lock Haven, PA 17745.

Online condolences @ www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.

Arrangements entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.

 

Posted: April 13, 2015

Kathleen L. “Kitty” (Crist) Sykes

Kathleen L. “Kitty” (Crist) Sykes, 88, of McLean, Virginia, formerly of Williamsport, Pennsylvania died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Avalon House, McLean Virginia.

She was born on September 28, 1926 in Sonestown, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Grover and Rose (Harding) Crist.

On November 11, 1951 Kitty married the late Leon Sykes and they celebrated 37 years of marriage together until his death on October 22, 1989.

Kitty was a graduate of Montoursville High School.

She was a former member of Congregation Ohev Sholom, Williamsport. Kitty enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law; Vicki S. and Mark Watson of Sturgis, Michigan and Sheri S. and Peter Soyka of Vienna, Virginia and three grandchildren; Nathaniel Watson, Chelsea Watson and Leeann Soyka.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kitty was preceded in death by three brothers; Paul, Eugene and Max Crist.

The funeral will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport, with spiritual leader, Rabbi Joel Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Ohev Sholom Cemetery, Williamsport.

In keeping with Jewish tradition, there will be no viewing or flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2015

William E. Foust

William E. Foust, 86, of Hughesville died April 10, 2015, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit.

He was born May 6, 1928, in Muncy Valley, a son of the late Ralph M. and Martha E. (Laird) Foust. June 29, 1950, he married Eunice H. Kilmer, who died December 3, 2014.

William graduated from Sonetown High School. He was employed by Sprout-Waldron in the sheet metal department for many years. He loved to hunt and fish.

William is survived by four sons, William (Jean) Foust, Jr., Dushore, Gerald (Elane) Foust, New Albany, Rodney Foust and Kevin Foust, both of Hughesville; daughter, Rebecca (Dan) Bertin, Muncy; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: April 13, 2015



Judy L. Kline

Judy L. Kline, 57, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home.

Born October 19, 1957 Williamsport, Judy was the daughter of Clyde A. and Laura (Lowmiller) Reed.

Judy was a member of the Williamsport Assembly of God. She loved her children and grandchildren. Judy also enjoyed music especially the “oldies” and game shows.

Surviving are her son, Paul Kline of Williamsport; daughter, Sara Kline of Landisburg; brothers, Richard Gamble of Williamsport, Ronald Gamble of Allenwood, Terry Gamble of Bastress, Paul Reed of Alabama, Craig Reed of Montgomery; Brother-in-law, Chris Evans; sisters, Doris Gee of Williamsport, Helen Bubb of Linden, Joan Freezer of Williamsport, Joann Evans of Jersey Shore; and grandchildren, Joah Monteforte, Cason Kline, Raelynn Monteforte, and Ransley Kline.

She was preceded in death by a brother Herbert Reed.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Williamsport Assembly of God, 1230 Sherman Street, Williamsport with Rev. Craig Schaefer officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 10, 2015

Evelyn M. Yocum

Evelyn M. Yocum, 82, a resident of Montoursville, formerly of Pennsdale, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015 in the Gatehouse at Williamsport. Born in Muncy Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Tuesday, October 25, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Wagner) Sherwood.

She was the widow of John D. Yocum, Sr. who preceded her in death on July 1, 2011.

Evelyn was retired from Sears at the Lycoming Mall.

She was a member of the Twin Hills Church of the Nazarene at Muncy. Evelyn enjoyed doing upholstery and plastic canvas.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. and Joe Schick, Montoursville; one son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Theresa Yocum, Muncy. Evelyn is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Yocum and Larry E. Yocum, Sr.;one sister, Bertha B. Stugart and one brother, Frank L. Sherwood.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 with Reverend Wendle Lahr officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Hughesville. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. The family will provide the flowers. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 13, 2015

 

Malcolm L. Erb, Sr.

Malcolm L. Erb, Sr., 85, of Montoursville, died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his home with his daughter and son-in-law. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret A. (Jarrett) Erb on March 23, 1985.

Born in Milton, PA he was a son of the late Arthur Sr., and Martha (Criswell) Erb. Malcolm was employed as a mobile home builder for over 25 years in Montoursville, and retired from Loyalsock Twp. Parks and Recreation. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post #104 Montoursville, and enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Newberry. Malcolm enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid John Wayne and Washington Redskins fan.

Surviving are two daughters, Kae (John) Hunter of Mill Hall, Beth (Russell, Jr.) Bickel of Montoursville, three sons, William D. Erb, Sr. of Montoursville, Lester C. (Pam) Erb, Sr. of Montgomery, James W. Erb of Montgomery, a daughter-in-law Sara J. Erb of Williamsport, 14 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, two brothers, James (Sue) Erb of Westminster, MD, Warren (Janie) Erb of Williamsport, three sisters, Betty Pickering of Jacksonville, FL, Helen Fuoco of Williamsport, and Pat Erb of Williamsport.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Robert P. Erb, Malcolm L. Erb, Jr., a great grandson Steven Weigel, Jr., one sister and four brothers.

A funeral service to honor the life of Malcolm will be at 11 am on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 am, one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday at Sanders Morturary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2015



Gertrude F. Monti

Gertrude F. Monti, 88, of 618 Grier Street, Williamsport died Tuesday April 7, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Philadelphia on September 13, 1926 the daughter of William and Wilhelmina Kirkwood Hayton. Gertrude was employed as a seamstress for the former Weldon’s and retired in 1986 from Jesco Inc. She enjoyed crafts , making dolls ,knitting, cooking and baking. She made both Christmas and Easter Villages, the Christmas Village appearing in the local newspaper.

She was very charitable, giving back her time and energy to both family and friends.Gertrude had at positive attitude that not only touched her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but also anyone else she would meet.

Gertrude was the best mother,grandma ,greatgrandma and mother in law that anyone ever had.

She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Monti in 2003. Her children survive her, Lorraine M. (Sid) Hellring of Tuson. Arizona,Marcia A. (Bob) Hagenbuch of Kansas City, MO., John M (Debbie) Monti of South Carolina, Michael A. Monti of Dubois, Pa., and Larry L. Monti of this city. She is also survived by 3 grandsons and 9 great grandchildren. Gertude was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Bob Hayton and sisters Mildred and Dorothy.

Funeral services and will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be Renovo, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to The Gatehouse or Susquehanna Home Care and Hospice c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport,Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. crousefuneralhome.com.

 

Posted: April 10, 2015

Larry V. Boush

Larry V. Boush, 61, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at his residence.  He was born April 6, 1954 in Williamsport, a son of James and Ethel Reinholt Boush.

Larry worked for the former Eureka Paper Box, and also for Sus Com.  Larry enjoyed lifting weights, playing video games, eating pizza, nice weather, and listening to his music, especially Ozzy Osborne, Crazy Train.

Larry’s love for his son, and grand babies, was like no other, it always brightened up his life and gave him big smiles.

 He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, the former Teresa A. McKee, brother, Kenny, and his cousin, Dick Craven.

Larry is survived by his son, Shane (Fiancé Jen Smith) of Williamsport, sisters, Judy Barlet of Dover, Delaware, and Nancy Morgreat of South Williamsport; grandchildren, Trinity, Alex, and Luke Boush, and Ava, and Jake Berkheiser; nephews, Tim Boush, and Jeff and Dan Morgreat, and his care giver, Christian Bertin.

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

 

Posted: April 10, 2015

John R. Dugan Jr.

John R. Dugan Jr., 73, of Borodino, N.Y., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y., with his family by his side.

He was born March 23, 1942, in Williamsport. John graduated from Williamsport High School in 1960. He was a salesman for the family business Barlex Replacement Windows and for several other local companies. He was very active in the local volunteer fire service, being past chief of the Borodino Fire department and past board of director of FASNY. Upon his retirement John loved to play poker and shoot trap.

John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandy; daughter, Jane Lee (Jason) Mattison, of Marcellus, N.Y.; son, John (Kelly) Dugan III, of Midlothian, Va.; and beloved grandchildren, Shannon, John IV, Jenna and Tyler.

A memorial service to honor the life of John will be held at noon Monday, April 13, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s name to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 10, 2015



Effie B. Robinson

Effie B. Robinson, 85, of Trout Run, and formerly of Montoursville, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Rose View Center. She was born January 19, 1930 in Upper Fairfield Twp., a daughter of William F. and Lena Rosbaugh Williams.

Effie retired from the former G.T.E. Sylvania, and attended both the Brethren in Christ Church and Trinity Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and her cats Lucy and Baby.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Donald Rhinehart; daughter, Judi Donnelly; son Donald; brother, Raymond Williams, and sisters, Grace Wettlaufer, Helen Pinand and Marion Black.

Effie is survived by her daughters, Marion Rhinehart of Lynn, Mass, and Barbara Rhinehart of Kailua- Kona, Hawaii; four grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Jonathan W. Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received Monday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: April 9, 2015

Shirley A. Blakely

Shirley A. Blakely, 80, of Williamsport, died at her residence on April 8, 2015. She was born August 11, 1934, in Williamsport, the daughter of Paul J. and Ethel G. Jones Lynch.

She retired as a supervisor at the former Litton Industries, enjoyed yardwork, flower gardening especially new red guinea impatiens, and especially enjoyed the holidays, putting on meals, and the family gathering.

Shirley was preceded by her parents; a companion of 38 years, Karl M. Wrede, two brothers, Kenneth and Donald Lynch, and a sister, Janice Follmer.

Surviving are two sons, D. Russell and Denny Blakely, both of Williamsport; a daughter Darlene (Jack) Miller of Williamsport; a brother, Vernon L. Lynch, of Tampa, Fla.; a grandson, Dennis (Sondra) Blakely, and two great-grandchildren, Kyrsten and Wyatt, all of Saraland, Ala.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Monday , April 13, at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with Chaplain David K. Fishel officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1 – 2 p.m.

 

Posted: April 9, 2015

John R. Taylor

John R. Taylor, 87, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the Evangelical Community Hospital at Lewisburg. Born in Middleburg, Snyder County, PA, on Sunday, September 11, 1927, he was the son of the late Boyd and Inez (Steele) Taylor.

John was the husband of June L. (Harman) Taylor with whom he celebrated 66th wedding anniversary on October 30, 2014.

He was employed as a truck driver by Branch Motor Freight at Reading, PA. John was the former proprietor of Taylor's Gulf Station at Montgomery.

John was a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. He and his wife, June, toured the United States on their cycle. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and playing cards.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Diane Amoss, Watsontown, PA; two grandsons, Jamie A. Taylor; Bryan S. and wife Tracie Taylor; three great-grandchildren, Christian Taylor; Teghan Taylor; Camryn Taylor and one brother, David R. and wife Anna Taylor, Montgomery, PA. John was preceded in death by his son, John R. Taylor, Jr. on May 20, 2013.

At John's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 9, 2015



James (Jim) Maitland Good

James (Jim) Maitland Good was born on February 26, 1944 second son to Williamsport Chief of Police (1932—1964) John G. and Elizabeth Maitland Good.

He attended Cochran Elementary and Curtain Junior High schools and graduated from the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Deeply disturbed by America’s escalating involvement in South Vietnam, Jim participated in the first anti-war demonstrations in Lycoming County.

He went on to help found Help Yourself, Inc. one of the area’s first grass roots information clearing house/health and welfare referral services. During the horrendous flooding accompanying Hurricane Agnes in 1972, Jim assisted in coordinating the successful local relief effort undertaken by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Jim received an accreditation in psychology from the Williamsport Area Community College and a bachelor’s degree in English from Lock Haven University and worked for various local drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinics until his retirement in 2011.

An avid scholar, music lover and fine arts aficionado, Jim shared his diverse interests with a great many friends in our area and across the nation.

He died on the afternoon of April 6th surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by son James R. Good, daughter Brooke E. Good., elder brother John E. Good, younger sister Chrystie Engel and a loving, extended family who will remember him fondly and sorely miss the humor, empathy and compassion of this accomplished and complex individual.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 pm in Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a small donation to The Gate House hospice at Divine Providence Hospital.

All arrangements are being handled by the James C Maneval Funeral Home, Inc. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

 

Posted: April 8, 2015

Barbara Wilson Taber

Barbara Wilson Taber, a resident of Muncy, age 88, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from mouth cancer at her home of 52 years.

Surviving are her husband Thomas, son, grandson, III, IV and V and granddaughter, Jessica Sahyouni.

She had been the oldest member of the Y's silver sneakers, the West Branch Chorale and her church choir. For 47 years, 1963-2010, she volunteered at the Williamsport Hospital weekly, driving to and from the hospital. The primary entrance area to the hospital carries her name as donor.

The visitation will be Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home, 504 S. Main Street, Muncy from 10:00 - 8:00 P.M. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. from the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy with Reverend Glenn McCreary officiating.

Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, Muncy, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 8, 2015

June B. Burkhart

June B. Burkhart, 85, formerly of Muncy Valley, died Monday, April 6, 2015, in Williamstown, New Jersey.

Born February 4, 1930, in Wolf Township, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Eri V. and Clementine R. Kilgus Fenstermaker. Her husband of 33 years, Gordon L. Burkhart, preceded her in death on March 25, 2000.

June was employed at the former GTE Sylvania and enjoyed sewing, quilting, and making dolls.

Surviving are a son, Trevanian L. (Janet) Burkhart of Williamstown, New Jersey; a brother, Melvin Fenstermaker; two sisters, Ruth Copper and Frances “Fran” McEwen; and two grandchildren, Alexander and Amber Burkhart.

In addition to her parents and husband, June was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Fenstermaker.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sonestown. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 9, 2015

 




Ernest W. Strouse, Jr

Ernest W. Strouse, Jr., 71, of Maple Ave., Beech Creek, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born in Lock Haven on November 9, 1943 he was the son of the late Ernest W. and Florence “Dot” Bechdel Strouse, Sr.

After graduating from Bald Eagle Nittany High School in 1961, Ernest attended the University of Maryland.

From 1963 through 1969, during the Vietnam Era, he served in the United States Air Force from which he was Honorably Discharged.

On June 12, 1965 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Ernie married the love of his life, the former Garnet Little who survives.

He worked at the Hammermill Paper Company for 18 years before being employed at Penn State University as an instrument technician in the power plant until his retirement in 2004.
Ernie was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish as well as a lifetime member of Post 623, Beech Creek American Legion.

He was a very active community volunteer, having coached Little League and Junior League Baseball, serving as a Cub Master for Boy Scouts of America, and serving on the Beech Creek Water Authority for 20 years.

Ernie was an avid Penn State and Phillies fan.

He was a dedicated Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loved to watch his granddaughters play softball.

In addition to his Wife, Ernie is survived by two sons: Greg (April) Strouse of Beech Creek and David (Sara) Strouse of Mill Hall; a daughter, Angela Toujari of Centre Hall; a brother, Rickey (Esther) Strouse of Weatherly; a sister, Anna Erwin of Duncannon; five grandchildren: Jessica, Emily, Alexis, Cooper, and Logan Strouse; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 3 E. Walnut St., Lock Haven with Rev. Father Orr officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow.

Friends and family will be received at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association or Holy Spirit Parish through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 8, 2015

JOHN A. REED

John A. Reed, 85, of Montoursville, formerly of Hughesville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born December 31, 1929, in Jordan Township, the son of Ralph R. Reed and Anna Meryl Gower Reed.

John was a 1947 graduate of Hughesville High School. He was employed by the A&P Tea Company, Hughesville, for 45 years. John attended Moreland Community Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. He volunteered at Valley View Nursing Center for many years, visiting with the residents and coordinating the weekly worship services. John participated in many Relay for Life fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. He was a life-long fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was especially proud of his two grandsons.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy S. (Dennis) Richards, Hughesville, and Diane K. (Richard) Wilde, Hughesville, and two grandsons, Brian J. Richards and Scott M. Richards.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond R. Reed, and two sisters, Lois J. Ryan and Grace L. Barbour.

A private funeral was held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery.

A memorial service was held later at Moreland Community Church.

The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Lycoming County chapter of the American Cancer Society.

 

Posted: April 8, 2015

Randall A. Yost

Randall A. Yost, 69, of German Rd., Lock Haven, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Mill Hall.

Born in Lock Haven on July 9, 1945, he was the son of the late George A. Yost and Elva Keen Dewalt.

Randy was a 1963 graduate of Lock Haven High School as well as a 1968 graduate of the former Williamsport Area Community College where he studied Plumbing and Heating.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

On December 11, 1963 in Madison, North Carolina, Randy married the former Florence Mapstone with whom he was married to for 51 years.

Randy was employed as a truck driver by Snyder Valley Farms for 38 years before retiring in 2010.

He enjoyed playing cards, especially at his brother’s camp. Randy also loved hunting with his brother and fishing with his brother-in-law.

In addition to his wife, Randy is survived by a son, Thomas A. Yost of Lock Haven; a brother, George R. (Sandy) Yost of Mill Hall; and two sisters, Betty (Fred) English of Jersey Shore and Linda Bubb of Williamsport.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Roger Yoder officiating.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the “Make a Wish Foundation” through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 8, 2015



Horace D. "Archie" Hill

Horace D. "Archie" Hill, 93, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015 at the Valley View Nursing Home.

Born on January 4, 1922, he was the son of Norman and Hazel Hill of Williamsport.

As a youth, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding Indian motorcycles. But all that changed on August 19, 1950, when he married the former Jane Edler, with whom he shared 62 years of wonderful marriage.

Archie became a devoted family man, providing great holidays, tirelessly building and rebuilding the coal fires that kept his family warm, and providing humor at all times. His big break came in 1967 when by a chance meeting, he had the opportunity for a job at PennDOT. His friend said they didn't normally hire people at 45 years of age, but if he passed the civil service test and had a connection, it could happen.

In order to better provide for his little family, he jumped at the chance, studying every night for months. It finally paid off as he was hired and spent 20 enjoyable years at PennDOT. This new job allowed a move to a better home with a thermostat, so no more fire building for him...just turn up the thermostat, which was something he did with a smile.

Upon retirement in 1987, Archie and Jane traveled numerous times to Utah to visit their son, David, creating precious memories. He and Jane also enjoyed time spent with their daughter, Diane, and her family especially at the holidays.

Archie was only 5'5" but to his family he was 6'5". He was the epitome of a short person who was a big man and who always came through time and time again.

Archie was predeceased in death by his dear wife, Jane, who passed away in 2012, both of his parents, and a sister, Doris Heim. He is survived by this son, David Hill (Jill) of Harrisville, UT, his daughter Diane Pontious (Rod) of Montoursville; four grandchildren, Derek and Christopher Hill of Harrisville, UT, Jenny Baker (Reid) of Phoenix, AZ, and Michael Pontious (Lisa) of Williamsport, and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 7, 2015

Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Temple

Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Temple, 63, Lairdsville died April 6, 2015 at his home.

He was born November 15, 1951, in Muncy a son of the late Max S. and Shirley M. (Stiger) Temple.

Jeff graduated from Hughesville High School, Class of 1970. He was currently employed by Insinger Excavating and earlier in life had worked at Data Papers. Jeff was a life member of the Lairdsville Volunteer Fire Co., serving as fire chief from 1996-2004 and served as an EMT. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and coaching baseball and softball.

Jeff is survived by a son, Michael J. (Lore A.) Temple, Hughesville; daughter, Kayla M. Temple, Sayre; two sisters, Susan E. Woodside, Unityville and Jennifer L. Temple, Hughesville; four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Lairdsville Volunteer Fire Co., 143 Schoolhouse Lane, Lairdsville, by Lucy Temple.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2015

Charles E. Chamberlin

Charles E. Chamberlin, 88, of Dewart, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center where he had been a medical patient.

Born October 22, 1925 in Northumberland, he was the son of the late David and Bernice (Ebert) Chamberlin. On September 11, 1965 he married the former Barbara C. Whitnack and they have celebrated 49 years of marriage.

A graduate of Turbotville High School, he enlisted in the US Navy and served honorably during WWII.

He was a self-employed contractor in the area most of his working years and enjoyed woodworking.

Charles was a life member of Watsontown Post #323, American Legion and the Turbotville VFW Post 8206.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #145, Williamsport and a 51 gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross.

He was a 81 year member of the Boy Scouts of America, currently with Scout Pack #28 in Montgomery, and a former Scout-Master.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas D. and Cathy Chamberlin, Hollidaysburg; Charles E. and Tiffany Chamberlin, Watsontown; a daughter and son-in-law: Pat. C. and Emmett Powell, Eads, Tenn.; four grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; four brothers: James of Turbotville; John (Shirley) and Wayne (Ginny), all of Spring Mills; Luke (Betty), Howard; three sisters: Sally Taylor, Montoursville; Mary Yagel, Albion, NY; Becky (Jerry) Barr, Bellefonte; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda L. Chamberlin on June 15, 2005; and two brothers: Fred and Dio Chamberlin.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Thursday and from noon to 2:00 PM Friday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown, where the funeral will be held at 2:00 PM with his nephew, Pastor Shane Chamberlin of Mifflinburg First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Watsontown Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to one’s local American Red Cross.
www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com


Steven D. Tetreault, F.D., Supervisor
Julie A. Brooks, F.D., Owner
Brooks Funeral Home
Turbotville & Watsontown, PA

 

Posted: April 7, 2015



Richard L. “Dick” Craven

Richard L. “Dick” Craven, 70, of Williamsport, died on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was married on June 10, 1972 to the late Grace I. (Smith) who had died on June 10, 1995. They had celebrated 23 years as husband and wife.

Richard was born on February 28, 1945 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Vincent O. and Grace (Baeir) Craven. He was a graduate of Williamsport High School, class of 1965. He joined the US Army and served during the Vietnam War. Richard had worked at Eureka Paper Box and retired in 2001. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church until they closed and then attended Christ Episcopal Church. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 104, Loyal Order of Moose #145, VFW Post 844, Fraternal Order of Eagles #970, Young Men’s Democratic Club and the Republican Club. He enjoyed playing bingo, setback and being with his daughter, grandchildren and great-great grandson.

Richard is survived by one daughter; Brenda L. Mitchley of Williamsport, three grandchildren; Ashley Mitchley, Michael Splitt and Brittany Gettinger, all of Williamsport, one great grandson; Jax Mitchley, one niece; Michele Gaines and husband George and one nephew; Matthew Craven. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother; Vincent L. Craven.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport with the memorial service following at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Canon Frederick Miller will officiate the service. Military honors will follow at the church by the Jersey Shore VFW. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Fund and then mail to the VFW Post 844, 1290 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: April 7, 2015

Jeffery Clinton Snyder

Jeffery Clinton Snyder, 54, of Muncy died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital. 

Born September 6, 1960, in Muncy, he was the son of James L. and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Davidson Snyder.  He married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Rupert, and together they celebrated 33 years of marriage. 

Jeff was employed by Fayjan Tool Sales Co. as a salesman for 12 years. He was also a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and Pheasants Forever. Jeff enjoyed hunting, wrestling, farming, gardening, coaching his sons in sports, but above all he enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved being a pappy to his first granddaughter, Natalie, two months old, and was anticipating the arrival of twins, a boy and a girl, in June.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three sons, Nathan (Heidi) Snyder, Jared (Joy) Snyder, and Aaron Snyder (Ivy Spako) all of Muncy; four brothers, David J. Snyder, Larry G. Snyder, Jay A. Snyder, and Roger W. Snyder all of Muncy.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 10, at Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd, Muncy. Friends may call Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. or Friday, April 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Moreland Baptist Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2015

Marlyn H. Marshall

Marlyn H. Marshall, 72, formerly of 625 Frederick St., Flemington, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Susque View Home.

Born on August 6, 1942 in Lock Haven, she was born to the late John E. and Sara F. Bower Heckman.

Marlyn was a 1960 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On June 24, 1972 she married Robert C. Marshall, Sr. who preceded her in death in May 2008.

Marlyn worked for Woolworth Department Store in the pet department before being employed as a cafeteria worker by Keystone Central School District.


She was a member of the Flemington Church of Christ as well as the Bald Eagle Ridge Runner Club.

Surviving is a sister, Margie H. (James) Reichard of Lock Haven; a brother, John E. (Judy) Heckman of Lock Haven; and several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a step-son, Robert C. Marshall, Jr. and a brother, Boyd Heckman.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with the Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will take place at Hubblersburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or the First Church of Christ through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2015



Judith Ann (Scoot) Blank

Judith Ann (Scoot) Blank, 62, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 in The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA.

Born in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, PA, on Friday, June 6, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Carlene (Beal) Blank.

Judy was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. She was a homemaker.

She enjoyed baking, camping, boating and ceramics.

Judy is survived by four children, Alma Blank and fiancé George Force, Montgomery, PA; Mel Grow, Williamsport, PA; Todd Grow, Lewistown, PA; Rick Grow, Jersey Shore, PA; three grandchildren, Tanja Reynolds; Brett Reynolds; Nakitta Reynolds; one great-granddaughter, Paytyn King; one sister, Patricia L. Kline, Duboistown, PA; two nephews and one niece, Rob Kline; Dan Kline and Michelle Tansley. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by one brother, Ted Blank.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, April 10, 2015 with Reverend James R. Pentz, pastor of the New Covenant Assembly at Montgomery, officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alma Blank, 76 Ikes Drive, Montgomery, PA 17752 to help defray funeral expenses. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 7, 2015

Lois R. Harris

Lois R. Harris, 88, of Muncy, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Gatehouse.

Born May 27, 1926 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Harry G. and Catherine A. Phillips Buck, and the youngest of their seven children.   Her husband of over 40 years, Melvin R. Harris, preceded her in death on July 14, 1996. 

Lois owned and operated the former Harris Beauty Salon, Muncy, for over 30 years.  She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and crocheting.

Surviving are two sons, Gary R. (Peggy) Harris of Park Hills, KY, and Larry E. (Beth) Harris of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren, Kyle Harris, Kevin Harris, Jake Harris, and Emma Harris.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O'Borski officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville.  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Gatehouse at www.susquehannahealth.org

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2015

Robert L. Stoner

Robert L. Stoner, 87 of Muncy Valley, formerly of Sadsburyville, passed away on April 1, 2015.

Born on August 6, 1927 in Coatesville, he was a son of the late George Freeland Stoner and Evora K. March Stoner. Robert owned Robert Stoner and Sons Plumbing & Heating for 10 years before working for the Upper Moreland School District where he retired after 15 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion, Post 601, Sonestown, a member of Post 6493 VFW, South Hampton, and was a Scout Master of Troop 54 at Upper Octorara.

Surviving are his companion, of more than 30 years, Joyce E. Kloter of Muncy Valley; a daughter Kathy (Tom) Randolph of Maple Glen; six sons, Robert L. Stoner of Downingtown, Glenn K. Stoner of Florida, Kenneth R. (Rhonda) Stoner of South Coatesville, Gregg A. (Jackie) Stoner of Cochranville, Ronald J. (Colleen) Stoner of Charleston, Illinois, and Brian K. (Sandy) Stoner of Sonestown; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation at www. www.kidney.org/support or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: April 7, 2015



Loretta Elizabeth Quiggle

Loretta Elizabeth Quiggle, 93, formerly of W. Church St., Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center in Rochester, New York.
Born in Lock Haven on August 10, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Knepp Lovett.

Loretta was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Lock Haven.

She married Earnest LeRoy Quiggle who preceded her in death on December 21, 1984.

Loretta was employed by the A & P Store, Lock Haven Trust, and First National Bank before becoming the bookkeeper for Fin Fur and Feather until her retirement.

She was a member of the Holy Spirit Parish.

Loretta was a member of the Sons of Italy where she was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Board as well as a very active member of the Lock Haven Moose Auxiliary.

Surviving are three sons: Robert (Linda) of Lancaster, Thomas (Susan) of Grandville, New York, and Joseph (Rose Smith) Quiggle of Castanea; a daughter, Linda (Jeff) Mapstone of Rochester, New York; a daughter-in-law, Martha Quiggle Longmont of Colorado; three sisters: Mary Jane Krape of Lock Haven, Ruth Bottorf of Castanea, and Shirley Shady of Lock Haven; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Quiggle; a daughter-in-law, JoAnna Quiggle; a grandson, Keith “Petey” Quiggle; a brother; and two sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 310 W. Water St., Lock Haven, with Rev. Father Joseph Orr officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the Moriarty Funeral Home, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Spirit Parish.

 

Posted: April 6, 2015

Sarah H. (Kee) Mayes

Sarah H. (Kee) Mayes, 89 of Avis passed away peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Jersey Shore Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 24, 1926 in Munson, PA to the late Benjamin and Priscilla Holdsworth.

Sarah worked at Sylvania, Mayes Bros. Upholstery and retired from Woolrich Woolen Mills,
Avis plant.

Her wonderful sense of humor and loving spirit will be missed by many.

Surviving is her sister Ethel L. Stonebraker of Morrisdale, PA and two daughters: Carol Andrews (James Tanner) and Shirley Hill (Rick Hill) both of Williamsport. In addition are six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband Carl S. Mayes, whom she married in December 1944.
She was also preceded by one brother, one sister and a son, Ira C. Mayes.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

Posted: April 6, 2015

Eugene Lalli

Eugene "Gino" Lalli, formerly of the Village ofNeshaminy Falls in North
Wales, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 in Williamsport Pa. He was 92.

Gino proudly served in the U. S. Army during WWlI and saw action in Normandy, the Rhineland and at the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of sergeant. After retiring as a US Postal Employee, he worked as a school bus driver for the Centennial School District. He enjoyed playing Bocce and was the former President of the Bocce League of America and past President of the Bocce League of the Village ofNeshaminy Falls. He loved singing and was a past member of the Village ofNeshaminy Choral Group. He was also former assistant Scout Master of Troop 245 ofSt. Mary of the Eternal Church and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Gino was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Catherine (Beccaria) Lalli and is survived by his son, Gene Lalli (Diane) of Laporte Pa and his daughter, Linda Lichty (John) of Salem, Oregon. He was blessed by four loving grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to his Memorial Mass 11 AM, Monday, April 13, 2015 at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State
Road, North Wales, PA where the family will greet friends at 10 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Gino's name may be made to Disabled Veterans Association donate.dvnf.org or the American Heart Association
donatenow.heart.org

 

Posted: April 6, 2015



Susan M. Palmeter

Susan M. Palmeter, 63, of 360 E. Park St., Lock Haven, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Williamsport Hospital.

Susan was born in Lock Haven on June 22, 1951, the daughter of the late Dominic M. Sementelli, Sr. and Havel M. Zesinger Sementelli.

Susan was a 1969 graduate of Lock Haven High School. She then obtained her degree in Nursing from Williamsport Area Community College.

On December 9, 1972 in Lock Haven, she married Daniel James Palmeter, who preceded her in death on October 2, 2011.

Susan was an avid supporter of Muncy Little League and served them in various positions over the years. She also enjoyed playing lottery tickets, crocheting and reading novels.
She is survived by four sons, Daniel J. (Ann) of Liverpool, Michael W. (Sheila), Andrew D.L. (Ashley) of Hughesville, and Thomas S. of Williamsport; a daughter, Suzan M. Palmeter of Muncy; two brothers, Jeffery Sementelli of Mill Hall and Kenneth Zesinger of Ohio; two sisters, Sharon Jeirles of Lock Haven and Barbara Watkins of McElhattan; and ten grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Susan was preceded in death by a brother, Dominic Sementelli, Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High Street, Flemington, Pa 17745 with Major Charles Harris officiating. Burial services will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Muncy Little League.

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

 

Posted: April 6, 2015

Shawn Philip Somits

Shawn Philip Somits, 39, of 210 Pepper St., Muncy, died Thurday, April 2, 2015.

Born July 1, 1975 in Williamsport, he was a son of John A. and Charlotte M. (Reidler) Somits, of Muncy. On Feb. 5, 2003, he married the former Daisy Renae Roan, who survives. Together they celebrated 12 years of marriage.

Shawn was a 1994 graduate of Muncy High School. After high school he furthered his education at Penn College where he studied business administration and applied human services. He also attended Bucknell University for ROTC training.

He served in the United States Army during operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Kuwait. While serving he received army commendation medal, army achievement medal, army reserve components achievement medal, national defense service medal, global war on terrorism expeditionary medal, armed forces reserve medal, noncommissioned officer’s professional development ribbon, army service ribbon, army reserve components overseas training ribbon and parachutist badge.

Shawn worked at Allenwood Federal Prison for 10 ½ years as a corrections officer, and was a member of the Disturbance Control Team there.

He was an avid turkey hunter and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was also a member of the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 V.F.W.

Shawn was a coach for Muncy youth football and Muncy AYSO youth soccer.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are one son, Wesley Evan Somits and one daughter, Faith Elizabeth Somits, both at home; one sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Shane Cuddeback, of Reading; two nieces, Sage and Sierra Cuddeback; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Scott and Phyllis Roan of Linden

Shawn was predeceased by a brother in infancy, Seth Stephen Somits in 1976.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the St. James Episcopal Church, 215 S. Main St., Muncy, with the Rev. David Culbertson, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Woodlands Bank , 2 South Main Street, Hughesville, PA 17737, to establish an educational fund for Wesley and Faith.

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

 

Posted: April 6, 2015

Donald A. Taylor

Donald A. Taylor, of 800 Claire Rd., Montoursville, passed away at his residence. He was born April 19, 1958 in Williamsport a son of James W. and Peggy Lu Moore Taylor, Sr.

Don graduated from Montoursville High School and then worked his entire life with H.R.I. He enjoyed snowmobiling and his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Don id survived by his son, Clinton “C.J.” Taylor of Montoursville; brothers, James W. Taylor, Jr. of Loyalsock Twp. and Jerry R. Taylor of Montoursville; a sister, Betty (Paul) Phillips of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Italia and Clinton, and his nieces and nephews, Sandy, Brenda, Adam, Alex and Kate.

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

 

Posted: April 6, 2015



Jane Penman Taxis

Jane Penman Taxis, 92, formerly of South Williamsport, died Friday, March 6, 2015 of end stage dementia at County Meadows Retirement Community in Lancaster, Pa. where she was a resident for the past 6 years.

Born December 23, 1922 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of David W. and Irene (Youngman) Penman.

Jane was a 1940 graduate of Williamsport High School and last worked as a legal secretary in the Bidelspacher Law Firm in Williamsport. She was a lifelong member of Lycoming Presbyterian Church, and a member of South Williamsport Senior Citizens and the North Central Sight Services, Ladies Club.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willard “Chick” Schell (1980), her second husband, Wilbur Taxis (1997), grandson, Willard “Willy” Schell and brother, William Penman.

Surviving are her son Andrew Schell (Carolyn) of Lancaster, step-sons Peter Taxis (Carol) of Telford, PA, Gene Taxis (Therese) of Carey, NC, and Craig Taxis (MaryAnn) of Dornsife, PA, a brother David Penman (Helen) of Lancaster, PA, 4 nieces and nephews including Todd Penman of Williamsport, 3 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and many loving great grandchildren and cousins.

A memorial service to honor the life of Jane will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:00pm at the Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St. Williamsport preceded by visitation at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jane’s name may be made to the North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 3, 2015

Heather Lynn Walker

Heather Lynn Walker, 33, passed away suddenly on Wednesday March 25, 2015.

Born in Williamsport on Aug. 25, 1981 to Cynthia M. Schodt and John E. Walker.

Heather graduated from South Williamsport Area Jr./Sr. High School in 1999. She chose to serve her country and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2002. She served in Kuwait and Iraq as an Aviation Operations Specialist with the 101st "Screaming Eagles" Aviation Battalion of Fort Campbell, Ky. After active duty, Heather relocated to Wilmington, Del., where she held various jobs, including that of Corrections Officer for the State of Delaware and the Cecil County Detention Center in Elkton, Md. She most recently obtained a Commercial Drivers License and completed a truck driver training program with US Xpress Enterprise in Bethel, Pa. Heather remained active in the U.S. Army Reserves; her most recent involvement with Charlie Company, 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion Technical Intelligence in Cecil County, Md. She will be remembered for her strong work ethic, commitment to service and her kindness to others.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Cynthia Marie Roller. She is survived by her daughter, Taylor; her sister, Kimberly Hoffman; brother-in-law, Christopher Hoffman and their three children, all of Wilmington, Del.; and her half brother Ryan Knight, of Williamsport; and stepfather, Stephen Roller, of Muncy; as well as by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of longtime friends.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the DuBoistown Fire Department Social Hall, 2661 Euclid Ave., DuBoistown, PA 17702. Susanne Wilson from Journeys of the Heart will officiate the service which will begin at 10 a.m. and be followed by light refreshments and gathering time.

Submitted by family.

 

Posted: April 3, 2015

Grant (Chip) J. Mann

Grant (Chip) J. Mann, 69, of Lock Haven, passed away Saturday morning, April 4, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehab and Nursing where he had been a resident for five years.

He was born on September 21, 1945 in Mill Hall, the son of the late Alverta Straub Mann and Grant Mann Sr.

He served in Vietnam and returned to work at Woolrich, Inc. for nearly 30 years.

Chip was a train enthusiast and enjoyed building model trains. He also enjoyed photography and videography.

He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his companion of 30 years, Elsie R. McCauley.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Gina (Matt) Fantaskey and granddaughters, Alyssa Kautz-Fantaskey and Madison Fantaskey; step-daughter, Tina (Tim) Havener and granddaughters, Anna, Katie and Rarity Havener; his sister, Corrine (Thomas) Norris; and brothers, Terry (Coletta) Campbell and Wayne Campbell.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745. Burial will follow at Swissdale Cemetery, Lock Haven.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9a.m. until the time of the service.

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

 

Posted: April 6, 2015



Charlotte A. Reese

Charlotte A. Reese, 68, of Hughesville, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at her home.

Born March 17, 1947 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Bruce D. and Effie P. Poust Reese.

Charlotte was a graduate of Hughesville High School, Class of 1966. She was employed at Brodart’s, Williamsport, for 41 years, before retiring in 2011.

She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Hughesville, and a former member of the Williamsport Business Women. Charlotte was an avid bowler who was inducted into the bowling hall of fame. She also loved flowers, gardening, working on the family farm, and fishing in Canada.

Surviving are two sisters, Shirley M. Reese, and Joyce E. (Craig) Shaffer, both of Hughesville; two brothers, David L. (Chao Hua) Reese of Hughesville, and Oliver (Nancy) Avery of Muncy.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 2, 2015

Glen Forest Getchen, Jr.


Glen Getchen Forest Getchen, 89, a long-time resident of Route 87, Montoursville, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Hillside Senior Living Community, Montoursville, where he had resided for the past four years.

Born April 11, 1925 in Williamsport, he was the only child of Glen Forest, Sr. and Ida Lulu Getchen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years Helen Emma (Sitler) Getchen, and a daughter, Lorraine Orwig.

Glen who grew up in the city's East End, was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Forces while still attending Williamsport High School, serving as a test pilot, flight instructor and aircraft mechanic during World War II.

He was an assistant professor of tool making technology at Williamsport Area Community College/Pennsylvania College of Technology for 29 years before retiring in 1993. Prior to that, he worked for Darling Valve for 22 years as a tool and dye maker.

Glen was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. He was a former member of American Legion Post 268, Muncy, and the Young Men's Republican Club.

A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a 60 year member of Blue Lodge 397 and a member of the Zafar Grotto and Williamsport Consistory.

In earlier years, he was a notary public and justice of the peace for Upper Fairfield TWP., served on the Montoursville School Board, started a neighborhood crime watch, and volunteered with Meals on Wheels and at the Little League World Series.

Glen was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trout fishing on Loyalsock Creek as well as deer and small game hunting. In 1961 and 1962, he won trophies for having shot the largest antlered bucks in Lycoming County.

Glen loved music and he loved to dance. He also enjoyed playing cards, particularly setback, at Faxon Senior Community Center and was proud to say he was two pints shy of having donated 13 gallons of blood.

A loving and caring father, during the years of his daughters' childhoods, Glen, Helen and the girls vacationed frequently using their pop-up camping trailer. Glen also was proud to say that he and Helen had traveled to all of the 50 states and parts of Canada.

Despite all of these accomplishments, what Glen cared about most was being with his family and friends' whether it was traveling with his fishing buddies, planning another antic at work, having a family get-together or driving six hours to see his grandkids play sports. It was these activities that he said made his life whole.

Surviving are his daughters, Suzanne L. Lanterman of Fredericksburg, VA. Donna M. (Jeffrey) Schwoebel, of Park City, UT, Joyce G. (Duane) Bower, of Williamsport, and Rhonda J. Getchen, of South Williamsport; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren, with another due in June.

Services will be at 2:0 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2102 Northway Rd., Williamsport with Chaplain David K. Fishel, officiating. Burial will be in Montoursville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Glen's name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to American Red Cross, 320 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 2, 2015

Robert Lynch, Jr.

Robert Lynch, Jr., 86, a resident of Elimsport, PA, went to Heaven to be with his wife on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Valley View Nursing Center at Montoursville, PA.

Born in Washington Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, December 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert and Ardella (Waltz) Lynch. Bob was the widower of E. Jeanette (McCormick) Lynch who preceded him in death on October 22, 2014.

He was employed as an equipment operator by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at Montoursville, PA retiring in 1991. He had also assisted his sons with the operation of their dairy farms at Elimsport.

He was a member of the Elimsport United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Christian Crusaders Sunday School Class. Bob enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Laurel Run Hunting Club. He enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the JB card club and also enjoyed camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey M. and wife Jill (Catherman) Lynch, Elimsport, PA; Rodney K. and wife Karen (Catherman) Lynch, Sr., Elimsport, PA; four grandchildren, Rodney Lynch, Jr.; Matthew Lynch; Danielle Saylor; Nichole Pakoskey and two great-granddaughters, Elise Pakoskey and Emma Lynch. In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Pauling and Tillie Morehart.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 State Route 44 Highway, Elimsport, PA at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with Michael Hill, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Elimsport Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 40 E. Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 3, 2015



Doris L. Starr

Doris L. Starr, 93, of Hughesville died March 30, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born February 6, 1922, in Pennsdale, a daughter of the late J. Fleming and Martha J. (Beaver) Gray. April 25, 1943, she married the late James S. Starr, who died April 25, 2010.

Doris was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hughesville and graduated from Hughesville High School, Class of 1940. Through the years, Doris worked at Sprout Waldron, the former Mellon Co., GTE Sylvania and retired from the East Lycoming School District, where she worked in the high school cafeteria. She loved quilting, crossword puzzles, baking pies, cooking and especially enjoyed being a grandmother.

Doris is survived by a son, James F. (Maxine) Starr, Muncy; a daughter, Marty S. (Frank) Condino, Indiana; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Ed) Gee, Shane and Jason Condino and four great-grandchildren, Dakota and Zane Gee and Blake and Sienna Condino.
In addition to her husband of 67 years, Doris was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl “Dinty” and Paul Gray.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. Jack Delaney. The interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. The family will receive friends in the funeral home, Monday from 1 to 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hughesville Library, 146 Fifth St., Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: April 1, 2015

Donna A. O'Connor

Donna A. O'Connor, 65, of Muncy died Monday, March 30, 2015 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born June 9, 1949 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Arlene Yeagle McCoy. She married Robert B. O'Connor, and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.

Donna was a beautician for over 20 years. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird watching, star gazing, shopping, and collecting purses.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Ryan C. O'Connor of Sherman Oaks, CA; two sisters, Jackie Kinney of Williamsport and Virginia Mahaffey of South Williamsport; and two brothers, Daryl Roupp of South Williamsport and Edward McCoy of Cogan Station.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Delancey Roupp; and a sister, Susan Southard.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Rev. Cinda J. Brucker officiating. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be sent to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd. Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Central PA Food Bank, 3301 Wahoo Dr. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: April 1, 2015

Carl D. Camp

Carl D. Camp, 26, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday March 29, 2015.

He was born October 26, 1988, in Williamsport a son of William M. and Carol A. (Springman) Camp, Montoursville.

Carl attended Community Baptist church and was a graduate of Montoursville High School, Class of 2007. He was currently employed by Cable Services, Inc., Williamsport. He had also worked at Your Building Center, Huffman’s Office Equipment and Sammy’s Pizza. He enjoyed video games, listening to music, hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, Carl is survived by four sisters, Michelle A. Camp, Hughesville, Rebecca L. (Cory) Scott, Spring TX, Rachel E. Camp, Spring, TX and Christine M. A. Camp, Montoursville; brother, William “Bill” (Danielle) Camp, Jr., Muncy; niece, Kaitlin M. Scott, Spring, TX; nephew, Ryan J. Camp, Muncy; maternal grandmother, Bessie Springman, Montoursville; paternal grandparents, Wilfred L. and Beverly M. Camp, Montoursville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Carl was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Carl L. Springman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Baptist Church, 1853, State Route 87, Montoursville, by Pastor Greg Sanford. The interment will be in the St. James Lutheran (White Church) Cemetery, Muncy. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 1853 State Route 87, Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

 

Posted: April 2, 2015



 

William N. Heivly

William N. Heivly, 76, a resident of Muncy, PA, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, July 10, 1938, he was the son of the late George W. and Marvene E. (West) Heivly.

Bill was the husband of Susan A. (Fieste) Heivly with whom he celebrated a 42nd wedding anniversary on April 28, 2014.

He honorably served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. Bill was employed as a molder by Andritz at Muncy, PA.

Bill enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Sulphur Spring Shooting Club.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by one son, Jeremie J. and wife Krisinda Heivly, Clarkstown, PA; one brother, Gary L. and wife Nancy Heivly, Sr., Muncy, PA; four grandchildren, Hunter Heivly; Alivia Heivly; Jacobie Heivly; Ava Heivly and two nephews, Gary Lee Heivly and Shane Heivly. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas G. Heivly.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 North Main Street, Muncy, PA at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 3, 2015 with Jon Larson officiating. Interment will be in the Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military honors will be accorded by the joint veterans organizations. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.

 

Posted: April 1, 2015

Robert E. Stover

Robert E. Stover, 82, of Castanea passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at his residence.
Born on June 27, 1932 in Penn Township, Centre County, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Yearick Weaver and Paul Franklin Stover.

Smokey was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the 5th Infantry Division from July 1949 through 1952 and earning the rank of Corporal.

“As a young veteran of the Korean War, who carried a souvenir dollar bill all the way through some of the heaviest fighting and brought it home only to spend it, had the bill back because of the thoughtfulness of a man from California. Pvt. Robert Stover, who won the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and three battle stars, spent the dollar which he autographed in July and received it back from C.M. Miller of California.”

After fulfilling his service in the United States Army, Smokey returned home in 1952 and began working at Piper Aircraft until their closing. He was later employed by Avco Textron in Nashville, Tennessee where he worked until retiring in 1987.
He attended the Castanea United Methodist Church.

Smokey was a member of the Lock Haven Moose, Lock Haven Eagles, Lock Haven 40 et 8, VFW of Lock Haven, American Legion, Sons of Italy, and the Castanea Fire Hall.

Smokey was an avid fisherman and hunter as anyone who knew him would confirm. When he was not working, Smokey could be found outdoors.

Surviving are eight daughters: Debra K. Styers, Katharine M. Dershem, Emma Wallace, Martha Caruso, Barbara Derby, Judy Wise, Betty J. Fernburg, and Sally Becker; a son, Marcus R. Hill; four brothers: Reynold Levand, Glenn Luther, John Michael, and Steven Wayne Stover; four sisters: Ruth Marie Crawford, Patricia Ann Woomer, Judy May Schattschneider, and Sharon Elaine Homan; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

Smokey was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Betty L. McCracken Hill; his second wife, the former Yvonne Conklin Lamey; and a brother, Paul Clayton Stover.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, with the Rev. Bruce Wallace officiating. A private burial with Military Honors will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.
Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to either the Castanea United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Youth Hunter Education Contest (PA YHEC) or the “Pee Wee” Welch Kid’s Fishing Benefit.

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

 

Posted: April 1, 2015



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