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Obituaries ~ April 2016
 



Kenneth L. Metzger

Kenneth L. Metzger, 78, of Montoursville, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Manor Care North. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lois J. (Kreidler) Metzger.

Born March 31, 1938, in Danville, he was a son of the late Henry and Hattie (Moser) Metzger.

Kenneth served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964 where he received an honorable discharge. He retired from Milton Steel in 1995 where he was a lead welder for 30 years.

Surviving are his three daughters, Carrie R. (Harold) Mosteller, III, of Cogan Station, Cheryl E. (David) Angle of Montoursville, and Loretta K. (Mark) Maines of Morrisdale; a brother Aaron (Alice) Metzger of Danville; a sister Thelma Miller of Colfax, LA; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Homer Metzger.

A graveside service to honor the life of Kenneth will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday May 7, 2016 at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions made in Ken’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwd, PA 19004.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 29, 2016

Edna M. (Crossley) Praster

Edna M. (Crossley) Praster, 94, of South Williamsport, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Rose View Center.

She was born on May 11, 1921 in Jamison City, the daughter of the late Harry and Leila (Stackhouse) Crossley. She graduated from Williamsport High School. On May 13, 1943, she married the late Herbert C. Praster, Jr. who had died in 1984. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed bowling up to age 89 and reading.

Edna is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Herbert C. and Marlene Praster, III of S. Williamsport, one daughter; Penny L. Samar of S. Williamsport, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, one sister and brother-in-law; Helen and Frank Stoppa of Jacksonville, FL and one brother-in-law; Jack Lowe of Williamsport. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC, 20090-6011.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 2, 2016

Paul Bader

Nazareth – Paul Bader, 96, formerly of Williamsport/Montoursville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, PA., following a brief illness.

The son of the late Sigmund and Eva (Rabinoff) Bader, Paul was born and raised in the Bronx, NY.

After graduating from College of the City of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Paul served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Following the war, Paul worked in the photo flash division at Sylvania. He married the love of his life, Phyllis (Salman), in 1949. Soon after, they moved to the Williamsport area where they raised their family.

Over his 60 plus years in the community, Paul was a prominent member of Ohev Sholom Congregation, serving as President of the Men’s Club and on the Board of Directors.

In his spare time, Paul enjoyed photography, calligraphy and woodworking; many of his projects will be cherished for generations to come.

Paul leaves his wife of 67 years, Phyllis; his son, Fred; his son, Jeff and his wife, Rosie; his daughter, JoEllen Rosenberg and her husband, Leigh; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Chaike Levine.

The funeral service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities, P.O. Box 1973, Williamsport, PA 17703 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: May 2, 2016




John Kevin Short

John Kevin Short, 58, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 surrounded by his family.

He was married to the former Glenda Annett (Gibson) on June 26, 1976, who survives, and they would have celebrated 40 years as husband and wife this June.

John was born on February 17, 1958 in Williamsport and was the son of the late Clifford and Marjorie (Westley) Short. He had attended Williamsport Schools. John had worked for Bethlehem Steel for 5 years, then Stone Containers for 32 years and then Williamsport Wire Rope for 3 years. He was a member of Zion AME Church and he enjoyed playing the drums, singing, drawing, fishing, yard work and spending time with his dog “Nike”.

In addition to his wife Glenda, he is survived by one son; Kevin L. Short, two daughters; Margery A. Short and Annette K. Short, 11 grandchildren, one brother; Clifford B. Short, Jr., all of Williamsport, two sisters; Katherine A. Hughes of Binghamton, NY and Rene’ M. Short of Williamsport along with nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Katherine Westley.

There will be a gathering of family and friends 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport where the memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend Danesta Whaley will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2016

Mark J. Baggett

Mark J. Baggett, 61, formerly of Williamsport and Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully at the Williamsport Home on April 28, 2016 while surrounded by his sister and brothers.

Mark was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on April 23, 1955, a son of James and Mary Baggett.

He received his undergraduate degree in Social Work from Saint Francis University, Loreto, Pennsylvania and Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Mark was an avid reader and loved running. He was a member of the Williamsport High School and Saint Francis University track and cross-country teams.

He served as Executive Director of the Georgia Community Action Association. While in Athens, Georgia he served as Executive Director of the Office on Aging and also as Executive Director of Catholic Charities. While in Savannah, he served as Executive Director of the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless. He was a fierce advocate for the less fortunate and was known to search homeless camps and under bridges for people who needed comforted.

Mark was an adjunct professor for the University of Georgia and Savannah State University. He was Chairman of the Board for Recovery Place Community Services in Savannah and was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Georgia Department of Children’s Services, Salvation Army, and Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness in Savannah.

In Williamsport, Mark worked for Hope Enterprises and the City of Williamsport.

His father, James J. Baggett, of Williamsport, preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother Mary Baggett, sister Mary Ellen (Dan) Hibbs, and brothers J. Michael (Cheryl), Paul (Shelly), Kevin (Judy), and Stephen (Christine) Baggett. Mark was very proud of his nieces and nephews, Zachary, Adam, Layne, Madison, Jimmy, Jared, Tommy, Michael, Ryan, Jayson, and Andrew Baggett, and Marlee, Danny, and Matthew Hibbs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday May 2, 2016, at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 West Fourth Street, Williamsport. The family will receive family and friends at 9:00 a.m. in the church’s portico, Reverend Brian Van Fossen will officiate followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lycoming County United Way, 1225 Clayton Avenue, Williamsport, PA, 17701.

The family thanks the Williamsport Home and Susquehanna Hospice for their superb care.

 

Posted: April 29, 2016

Albert R. “Bobby D.” DiMassimo, Jr.

Albert R. “Bobby D.” DiMassimo, Jr., 65, of Waterville, died Apr. 28, 2016.
He was born Jan. 5, 1951 in Williamsport, a son of the late Albert R., Sr. and Daisy Howard DiMassimo.

He had worked for Mechtly Roofing, Hammaker Roofing and Noviello Roofing. He enjoyed his home in Waterville, cutting firewood, hunting, fishing, camping and dirt track car racing. He was a member of Waterville Fire Co.

He was preceded by a grandson, Carter and a sister, Julia.

Surviving are his loving companion, Janie; six children, Robert (Heather), Brett (Sue), Kelly (Kenny) Fisher, Albert, III (Lisa), Lynn (Richard) Rakestraw, and Lori (Kyle Finicle) DiMassimo; two brothers, Carl (Mitz) and Les (Michelle); a sister, Sylvia DiMassimo and 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 7, 1 – 3 p.m. at his son’s home 259 Jordan Ave., Montoursville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

Fish on! Fish on Dad.

 

Posted: April 29, 2016




Margaret K. “Peggy” Bennett

Margaret K. “Peggy” Bennett, 79, of Loyalsock, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Williamsport Home. Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Marvin C. Bennett.

Born February 28, 1937, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Glenn and Aida (Rhone) White.

Peggy was employed at Helmrich’s Seafood as a cook for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She enjoyed camping, bingo, and going out to eat. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Rose M. Poust (Terry), of Montoursville and Theresa A. Hammond (Bruce), of Loyalsock, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Adre Fetteroff, of Center Hall.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise, Mary, Martha, and Doris, and a brother, Donny.

Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2016

Ann H. James

Ann H. James, 82, of Montoursville, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. She was born May 21, 1933 in Wilkes-Barre a daughter of Russell and Sarah Richards Hershberger.

Ann was a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church. She had worked for the former Thrift Drug Co., and enjoyed reading and traveling.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, William L. James.

She is survived by her son, David L. (Diane) James of Eldersburg, MD; her daughters, Beth A. (Steven) Sinclair of Hanover Twp., Jill S. (Carl) Hall of Muncy, and Lynne P. (Michael) Hower of Imperial, PA; brother, Frank Hershberger of Hanover Twp.; sister, Susan (Thomas) Conti of Wilkes-Barre; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday May 2, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday, May 1, from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests donations be made to the Gatehouse c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 28, 2016

BJ Richlin

BJ Richlin, 66, of Williamsport passed away at the Gatehouse on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

Born August 31, 1949 in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Anna Ruth Richlin and Joseph Richlin. BJ had formerly worked at Walbruns for many years in the advertising department. She enjoyed her garden and her dog, Boe.

BJ is survived by a sister, Sharon (Putt) Fisher of New Columbia; niece, Shelly Fisher and family of Watsontown; three nephews, Shane Fisher and family of Allenwood and Josh and Mike Richlin of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sally Good and a brother, Joe Richlin.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gatehouse C/O Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701

Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 28, 2016




Joanne Young

Joanne Young, 90, formerly of Williamsport, and currently of Boca Raton Fla., passed away April 15, 2016 in Fla.

She was predeceased by her husband, Olan A. Young.

She is survived by her sons, Dr. Donald O. Young, Rev. Robert A. Young, and Michael D. Young.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville, with her son the Rev. Robert A. Young officiating.

Interment will follow in the Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the funeral home Friday from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: April 27, 2016


Betty Jane (Williams) Welliver

Betty Jane (Williams) Welliver, of Loyalsock, retired employee of the Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

Mrs. Welliver’s career spanned 32 years, serving in Altoona, Harrisburg, Williamsport and throughout Central Pennsylvania in various management capacities. She graduated from the Altoona High School and attended Lycoming College.

She was a member of the DuBoistown Garden Club, Bald Eagle Art League, the former Bald Eagle Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and the Women’s Club. She was one of the first tutors for The Lycoming County’s Literacy Program. Her favorite interests were in art, reading, flower arranging and music. She was devoted to her entire family.

A member of the Pine Street United Methodists Church, she served on many of its organizational committees. Betty spent many years in the Women’s Bible Study Fellowship day class, studying God’s word.

Born August 10, 1928 in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Milford M. and Margaret (Brotherton) Williams. She was married to the late Clarence A. Welliver for 25 years before his death in 1996. Surviving are a stepson; Jeffrey B. Welliver of Montoursville, two stepdaughters; Selena Evans of Sudbury, MA and Janet Spaccasi of Spencerport, NY, one grandson; Peter Amis of Danville, CT, two granddaughters; Ellen Baysore of Williamsport and Bethan Davenport of Schenectady, NY, four great grandchildren and many close nieces and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother; Gordon D. Williams of Altoona and two sisters; Marjorie Chevalier of Claymont, Del and Violet Garner of Pittsfield, MA.

The funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., Williamsport with Pastor Doug Eberly officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church from 10 to 11:30 that morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family expresses much gratitude to Betty’s loving caregivers.
A
rrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation & Funeral Home, 500 West 4th St., Williamsport.

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2016

William M. “Bill” Campbell, III

William M. “Bill” Campbell, III, 59, of Watsontown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his residence.

He was born in New Kensington, PA on August 09, 1956 and was the son of William M. and Mercedes (Meisner) Campbell, Jr who survive.

On June 25, 1977, William married the former Donna L. (Meinke) who survives and they have been married for 38 years.

Bill served his country in the United States Army from 1974-1980. When he was honorably discharged he had earned the rank of Sergeant. He also earned two Army Accommodation medals, one of which was for valor for saving the lives of two people in a burning vehicle.

He graduated from Valley High School, New Kensington, PA Class of 1974 then attended York College of Pennsylvania and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice Class of 1983. After college, Bill made a career working in the prison systems, he worked for 23 years at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and the Allenwood Complex for the Federal Burough of Prisons as a Case Manager Coordinator. He then went on and retired as the Warden at Columbia County Prison in 2016 after working there for 9 years.

Bill attended the Christ Wesleyan Church, Milton, PA. He enjoyed watching the Steelers and Penn State football games, cooking for large groups of people and family dinners. He loved taking family vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC with the Keiser crew. Most of all, Bill had many special memories of watching his children growing up and being able to attend their soccer and basketball games. Bill loved his family.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bill is survived by one son and his fiancé; William M. “Max” Campbell, IV and Danielle Furnari both of Danville, one daughter; Mariah B. Campbell of Watsontown, four brothers and three sisters-in-law; Robert and Diana Campbell of Butler,PA, Feffery Campbell of Sarver, PA, Todd and Angela of Lower Burrell, PA and Frank and Shelley of New Kensington, one sister-in-law; Patricia VanKirk of Trinity, NC and one brother-in-law and his wife; Randy and Joan Meinke of Marysville, PA along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 63 N. Progress Ave., Wilkes—Barre, PA 18701 or to the United Dialysis Foundation, 46 Villa Rosa Lane, Temple, Georgia 30179.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Davis Chapel at the Christ Wesleyan Church, 363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847 with Pastor Erik Ireland officiating. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: April 28, 2016




Jay B. Johnson

Jay B. Johnson, 65, of Cogan Station, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born June 3, 1950, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Warren and Lois Piatt Johnson. Jay married the former Michelle Lundy on Dec. 15, 1979, and together they shared 36 years of marriage.

Jay graduated from Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a tester trouble shooter for Primus Technologies for over 40 years.

Jay was a member of Lycoming Christian Church and also the Consolidated Sportsmen. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Brian W. Johnson, of Cogan Station; a brother, Wayne E. Johnson, of Benton; father-in-law, Edward D. Lundy, of Linden; brothers-in-law, Mark R. Lundy, of Linden, John C. (Linda) Williams, of Linden, Robert R. Lundy, of Jersey Shore; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jay will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701, with his pastor Donald Dennis, officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Sanders.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jay’s name to Susquehanna Hospice, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Lycoming Christian Church, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2016

Wayne F. Sommers

Wayne F. Sommers, 74, of Unityville, passed away at home on Friday April 22, 2016.

Wayne was born in Williamsport, Feb. 14, 1942, a son of Charles J. Jr. and Eleanor Miller Sommers.

He had been employed by many area car dealerships including Anchor and Fairfield. Wayne always enjoyed camping.

Surviving are his daughter, Beth A. (Michael) Lukens, of South Williamsport; his companion for many years, Donna Rayle; grandchildren, Trista Lukens of Muncy, Zachary Lukens of South Williamsport, Joy Barilla of Ashland, PA, Breanna Edwards of Bethlehem, GA and Makenna Sommers of Commerce, GA; three great-grandchildren; Torran Rogers, Isaac Barilla and Ethan Barilla, and his sister, Dolores J. (Fred) Wesley of Cogan Station, PA.

In addition to his parents, a son, Todd, and brothers, Eugene and Jack Sommers preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, with Rev. Michael Zipay officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd., Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: April 27, 2016

Kathy Jo Gardner Shuman

Kathy Jo Gardner Shuman, of Williamsport, died peacefully Monday April 25, 2016 at home. She was born December 3, 1956 in Williamsport the daughter of Ira Gregory Gardner and Rosemary Poretta Gardner.

Kathy was a 1974 graduate of Williamsport Area High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College. She was employed by Stoehmann’s Bakery Corporate Division in Williamsport and Norristown Pa., Keystone Foods in Conschohocken Pa. and Hinkels and McCoy Treasury Management Division in Blue Bell Pa.

Kathy resided most of her adult life in Ambler ,Pa with her husband Ray Shuman of South Williamsport and recently moved back to her hometown, Williamsport. Kathy was an avid golfer and a member of Sandy Run Country Club, Oreland, Pa.

Kathy is survived by a brother, G. Scott Gardner, Esquire, a sister Mary Margaret (Gardner) Rudinski both of Williamsport and a sister Judy Ann (Gardner) Selleck of Philadelphia. She is also survived by an aunt, Ellen Poretta Nicolio of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 3 nieces, 6 nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews.

Kathy will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

The funeral and burial will be held at the convienence of the family and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Kathy’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 27, 2016




Virginia M. Baer

Virginia M. Baer, known to many as Marie or Ginny, 66, of Mill Hall passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on July 3, 1949 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Juanita Confer Baer, Sr.

Marie graduated from Lock Haven High School.

She was employed at Craft, Inc. in Lock Haven before working for Hope Enterprise in Williamsport.

Marie attended Liberty United Methodist Church.

She participated in the Special Olympics.

Marie was creative, enjoying crocheting, coloring, and making beaded jewelry. She also loved organizing and music.

She was well liked and had a “happy-go-lucky” personality.

Surviving are two sisters, Glenda (David) Heaton of Mill Hall and Sally (Larry “Bud”) Eyer of Linden; a brother, Harry Baer of Linden; and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Alan “Huggy” Baer and Chester “Butch” Baer, Jr.

Visitation will be Thursday 6P.M. to 8P.M. and funeral service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Pastor Wally Kocher officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

Memorial contributions in Marie’s name may be made to Hope Enterprise through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 26, 2016

Jackie L. Diehl

Jackie L. Diehl, 59, of Williamsport died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Rose View Court.

Born October 31, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Sidney R. and Dorothy V. Fridley Clark.

Jackie is survived by her daughter Taryn Diehl of Norwood, CO ,her father Sidney R. Clark of Williamsport, siblings Gary (Judy) Clark of Williamsport, Tim (Andrea) Clark of Montoursville, Robin Thornton of FL, a granddaughter Kayla Diehl and great granddaughter, Raelynn Diehl.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Diehl and her mother, Dorothy V. Clark.

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

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

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 26, 2016

Tillie Mae Fulmer

Tillie Mae Fulmer, 87, of Muncy, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born February 26, 1929 in Unityville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Martha (Whitmoyer) Snyder. Her husband of 49 years, Ross E. Fulmer, preceded her in death March 22, 2002.

Tillie enjoyed spending time outdoors; gardening, planting flowers, watching birds and caring for her animals. She also enjoyed embroidering and putting together puzzles.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy S. (Harry) Berger, and Donna L. Fulmer, both of Millville; and a sister, Doris (Roger) Rine of Unityville.

In addition to her parents, Tillie was preceded in death by three brothers, George Snyder, Glen Snyder, and Edward Snyder; and a half-brother, William Snyder.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tillie to Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 215 E. Water St., Muncy, PA 17756 or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

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

 

Posted: April 27, 2016

 




Ricky Allen Joyner

Ricky Allen Joyner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 18, 1954 to the late Floyd and Cleo (Pinkney) Joyner. Ricky was the youngest and only boy born to this union.

Ricky was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated in 1971 from Thomas A. Edison Senior High School. Where he received a scholarship to attend Temple University.

In 1978, at the age of 21, Ricky enlisted in the United States Air Force. In his 4 years of service at Nellis Air Force Base, Ricky's military education included Non Commissioned Officer training, OJT Training and Aircraft Life Support Specialist Training, earning him the title of Survival Training Specialist.1982 Ricky received his honorable discharge from the U.S Armed Forces with the Air Force Longevity Service Award and the Air Force Good Conduct Metal.

In 1986, Ricky relocated to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he later met and married His wife of 7 years, Carmen (Pinky). Together they later joined Love Unlimited Ministries, and under the direction of Pastors Willie and Dorothy Anderson, they worshipped and served the Lord together. Ricky would answer the call to service when ever approached, no matter if it was holding the offering plate on Sunday or singing on the Men's Choir. Ricky was a dedicated servant and loved his church family and his pastors.

On Thursday April 21, 2016, in the wee hours of the morning, surrounded by his wife and sisters, Ricky answered the Lords call to return to his heavenly home and take his rightful place beside the throne. Ricky had made his peace and was ready to go home to Glory.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his wife Carmen Flanders Joyner, 1 son, Jamel Joyner and 1daughter, Jeanetta Joyner... Both of Philadelphia, PA; 2 sisters, Linda Wallace (Philadelphia, Pa) and Sandra King (Fortworth, TX); 5 natural grand children and a host of Step Children, Step Grand Children, relatives, church family and friends.

Ricky's bright smile, tender heart and infectious personality will be sorely missed by all.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Love Unlimited Ministries, 420 Elmira St., with his pastors officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9 to 10:00 a.m.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

 

Posted: April 25, 2016

Max J. Miller

Max J. Miller, 83, of Hughesville, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

 

Posted: April 26, 2016

Alfred P. (Sonny) Scott Sr.

Alfred P. (Sonny) Scott Sr. 77 of Sierra Vista, AZ went home to his heavenly father April 13, 2016 in the ICU unit Sierra Vista Hospital, sierra Vista, AZ formerly of Williamsport, PA. Father, grandfather, great-grand father, brother, uncle and friend.

He was born May 18 1938 to Ora and Eugene Scott in Williamsport, PA. He was the youngest of 13 children. Sonny retired from the Schnadig International Furniture, Montoursville after 27 years of driving truck. Sonny was a member of the local Teamsters. He and his first wife Sarah were missionaries with New Tribe, they were members of Fairlawn Community Church, Williamsport.

He spent his spare time with family and friends, he enjoyed Nascar and the Sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. After many years driving for Schnadig he found a love for travel. He and his wife Sarah would pack up the motor home and trave the USA, add a few kids and grandkids to make special memories.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Sarah, A son William B. Scott, mother Ora F. (Meadows) and father Eugene Scott and half-brothers, Earl, Ted, Charles, Dickand half-sisters Virginia, Angie, and MaryLou. Alfred (Sonny) is survived by his 2nd wife Renne’, his children Alfred P> Jr. (Brenda), Sarita Rowe, Richard, Meriam (Chris) all of Williamsport, Sarah Booth, (Eric),of Hughesville, Timothy (Dawn) CA, Amanda (Randy) SC, Andrew AZ. Stepdaughters Karen, Elizabeth Grandchildren Paul, Amber, Nicole, Brad (Kayla), Amy (David), Alfred III (Danielle), Danielle (Robert), Bo (Shanna), Jason (Cristina), Stephanie (Brent), Krista, Nathan (Colissa), Rick, Mathew, Melisssa (Sam), Ann (Nick), Anthony (Nicole), Mandi, Arika, Alexis, Alizabeth, Alexandria, Randi, Kathleen, and Andrew Jr., step grandchildren Nathaniel, Noah, and Caleb, 20 great-grandchildren, Addison, Ashton, Peyton, Piper, Alfred IV, Isabella, Gabiella, Zarin, Natalie, Melanie, Hunter, Hannah, Benjamin, Kaylee, Urijah, Layla, Damien, Roman, Kendall and Benton, Abby and Elijah. Brother Gene (Sharon) Greniger, Sister Beverly Gotshall. Many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convienence of the family.

 

Posted: April 26, 2016




Ronald A. Kaler Sr.

Ronald A. Kaler, Sr., 85, of Williamsport, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 with his family by his side.

Born December 10, 1930 in Williamsport, Ron was a son of the late Donald E. and Verona Fluman Kaler. He married the former Elvena D. Warr on May 31, 1951, and together they shared 64 years of marriage.

A graduate of Millville High School Class of 1948 and Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1952, Ron also earned a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Bucknell University. He was employed by the Williamsport Area School District from 1954 to 1988 as a math teacher, and he retired in 1988 after 36 years of service for the district.

Ron was a member of the former Newberry United Methodist Church where he was a lay leader, and a Sunday school teacher, and was involved in many other church activities. He is a current member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church.

A lifelong learner, Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, gardening, bowling, golfing and fly tying. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren’s activities, spending time at the family cabin, going on vacations with his siblings, and taking cruises with his wife.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Sondra (Allen) Westbrook of Sinking Spring, Cynthia (James) Delaney of Aiken, SC, Pamela (Scott) Strenge of Prior Lake, MN, and Ronald Kaler, Jr. of Williamsport; seven grandchildren, Allison (Peter) McPhee, Jessica (Shaun) Hart, Amanda (Ryan) Brennan, Bethany Senkowsky, Courtney Rogers, Benjamin Kaler, and Donald Kaler; four great- grandchildren Jackson, Zara, Rory, and Siena; three brothers, Ralph Kaler of Roswell, NM, Thomas Kaler of Millville, Richard (Paula) Kaler of Springfield, IL; two sisters, Linda Kline (Richard Fry) of Montoursville, Lynette (Dale) Hock of Millville; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Ron will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Jay E. Jones and Ron’s cousin the Rev. Mark Foucart co-officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2016

Michael J. (Mike) Gramling

Michael J. (Mike) Gramling, 73 of Williamsport died Sunday April 17, 2016 at the Williamsport Reginal Medical Center.

Mike was born in Williamsport on April 14, 1943, the son of Joseph W. and Josephine M. Paternostro Gramling.He retired from Stroehman’s Bakery after 15 yrs. of service. He was a 1961 graduate of the former St Mary’s High School. Mike was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He enjoyed playing cards, doing 1000 piece puzzles, was a life member of the Gesang Verin Harmonia Club since 1972, the Republican Club (because they have better food then the Democratic Club) and Son’s of Italy Lodge 2786. Mike served in the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife the former Donna Bechtel, Donna and Mike celebrated their 38 the wedding anniversary this past August of 2015. His children survive him, Michelle (Bob) Baker of this city ,Brian (Gina) Gramling of State College, Kristin Gramling of Jersey Shore and Melissa Jo (Rob) Gerth of Independence MO. His is also survived by his grandchildren, Katelyn, Alana, Dakota,Cheyenne, Isabella,Varrah, Lucas, Ryan, Maxwell and a sister Cissy (Tom) Losch of Williamsport.

Mike was preceded in death by a son Scott T. Gramling and a sister Rosemary Bower.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held on May 7 at the Gesang Verin Harmonia Club Social Hall, starting at 5 pm at 322 E. 7th Street ,Williamsport Pa. 17701. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, Pa. 17701

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2016

Robert Koser

Robert Koser, 87, of South Williamsport went to be with his Lord Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home.

Born January 14, 1929 in Elimsport, he was a son of Earl J. and Mae (Canada) Koser. He married the former Barbara Ann Eberlin in 1953 and celebrated 63 years of marriage with on January 9.

Robert was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was assigned to the 2nd Army Division Co. D, of Combat Engineers where he was responsible for finding and disarming Chinese and North Korean land mines. He received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and the UN service Medal for his service. Following his discharge, he worked in the construction industry for many years through the early 1980s. He then got a job driving charter bus for Susquehanna Trailways and did that until his retirement in 1991. He then worked part-time at Wal-Mart as an assembler for 14 years.

Robert was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County and a former member of Lodge #106.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Pastor Scott R. Koser (Ellen) of South Williamsport, and Rick E. (Michele) of Jersey Shore, four grandchildren, Shannon, Lindsay, Ryan, Brandon, six great grandchildren, and a sister Theresa Warner of Dewart.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four siblings Earl Koser, Jr., Ned Koser, Isabele Young, and Marvine Stugart.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 at Pine Run United Methodist Church 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden, with his son, Pastor Scott R. Koser officiating. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday at church.

Memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, P.O. Box 3232 Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2016




Andrew J. Sapochak II

Andrew J. Sapochak II, 62, of Laporte, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.

 

Posted: April 25, 2016

Richard L. “Dick” Caputo, Sr.

Richard L. “Dick” Caputo, Sr. 78, of Duboistown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, April 22, 2016 at his home. He shared 57 years of marriage with the love of his life, Patricia Ann (Keller) Caputo, whom he married August 16, 1958.
Born May 9, 1937 in Williamsport he was a son of the late James and Edna (Hall) Caputo.

Dick served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Textron. He enjoyed carpentry, was a self-taught electrical mechanic, and was considered to be a jack of all trades. Dick enjoyed horseshoes, gardening, hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He especially enjoyed Pat’s cooking along with being at the family river lot where he was the captain of his pontoon boat.

Surviving in addition to his wife Pat are two sons, Richard L. Caputo, Jr. of Duboistown, and Stanley J. (Sirina) Caputo of South Williamsport; six grandchildren Seth, Katie, Noah, Jacob, Nathaniel, and Rebecca and three great grandchildren Jonah, Piper and Cooper; two brothers, Robert “Bob” (Jean) Caputo (Jean) of Norfolk, VA, and William (Gloria) Caputo of Williamsport; two sisters, Betty Croffut, and Patricia Dunkelberger both of Williamsport; a daughter-in- law Karen Russell of Oval; sister-in-laws Virginia Caputo of NC and Emma Caputo of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey L. Caputo and Rodney L. Caputo, three brothers, James Caputo, Jr., Jack Caputo, and Ken “Buddy” Caputo.

A visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday April 26 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport, a funeral service to honor the life of Dick will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 25, 2016

David H. Bower

David H. Bower, 86, of Elwood Rd., died on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at home with family by his side. His wife Patricia passed away on July 1, 1998.

Born on February 19, 1930 in Williamsport and was the son of Harry and Gertrude Shadle Bower.

David was a 1949 graduate of the former St. Marys High School. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. He had worked for Westinghouse for inside sales, an insurance adjuster for Fireman’s Fund, and was a self-employed landscaper. David attended Christ Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Young Mens Republican Club, enjoyed gardening, and was an avid Penn State and Phillies fan. But most of all David enjoyed being with his family and his grandchildren.

Surviving are one sister, Ann Hornberger, Williamsport, PA; three sons, Michael (Karen) Bower, Florham Park, NJ, Peter (Shelly) Bower, Oval, PA, Dennis Bower, Philadelphia, PA; one daughter, Susan Bower, Cogan Station, PA and an “adopted” daughter, Audrey Kiess; a sister-in-law, Margaret Colt, MD; five grandchildren, Jennica Bower, Michelle Bower, Steven Bower, Daniel Bower, Jacob Bower; one great grandchild, Payslee Bower.

A service will be announced in a later edition. Burial will be in Dunkard Church Cemetery, Cogan Station.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in David’s name be made to Susquehanna Health Foundation, Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice, 1001 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 25, 2016




Marilyn L. Haynes

Marilyn L. Haynes, 69, of Williamsport, passed away, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 4, 1946, in St. Mary’s, she was a daughter of Frank and Kathryn (Bierly) Wolfanger.

Marilyn graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked in data entry and crank case manufacturing at the former Avco and retired from Textron Lycoming.

She enjoyed attending Native American Pow Wow’s and flea markets.

Surviving are her two children, Robert F. Haynes (Sandra), of York and Tracey E. Bartholomew (Douglas), of South Williamsport, three grandsons, Joel R. Mitchley, Tanner B. Haynes, and Brody C. Haynes, a brother, Frank G. Wolfanger (Trudie), a sister, Caryln M. Stuckey, both of Emporium, and was previously married to, Robert L. Haynes.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond D. Wolfanger.

In keeping with her wishes services will be held private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to Adopt-A-Native-Elder, POB 3401 Park City, UT 84060 or at www.anelder.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 22, 2016

Roger Dean Glidewell Sr.

Roger Dean Glidewell Sr, 64, of Benton went to be with his lord and friends Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania.

Born December 19, 1951 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Josephine M. (Stackhouse) Glidewell Sr. He married the former Freda M. Golder, and together they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Roger worked at Montour Oil for over 30 years. He worked at Flying J Oil Company, and retired as a self-employed heating, plumbing and general handyman. Roger enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, yard sales, flea markets, and auctions. He especially liked to spend time with his family, grandchildren, and his faithful friend "Mugsy".

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter: Mary K. (David Schechterly) Glidewell of Berwick; a son, Roger D. (Jennifer) Glidewell Jr., of Benton; six sisters: Vaunda P. (William) Tommer of Brunswick, OH, Eleanor F. Minier-Dauberman of Unityville, Ronda L. Brooks of Cameron, MO, Joy A. (James) Oneil of Orangeville, Betsy S. (Tony) Parker of Evans ,CO and Sandra K. (Jay) Brown of Millville; two brothers, Walter C. (Denise) Glidewell Jr and David L. (Brenda) Glidewell of Unityville; a granddaughter, Hunter M. Glidewell; a grandson, Isaac J. Glidewell; 25 nieces and nephews; and 23 great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Louise Reese and Janet Marie Glidewell; and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA with Pastor James Harvey officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to the Gift of Life, at http://www.donors1.org/about-us/contribute/ .

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

 

Posted: April 22, 2016

Eugene M. 'Butch' Null

Eugene M. "Butch" Null, 59, of Cogan Station, passed away peacefully Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Surviving is his wife, Tracey D. (Raap) Null, with whom he would have celebrated 37 years of marriage on June 2nd.

Born Feb. 27, 1957, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late David B. and Frieda (Young) Null.

Butch graduated from Williamsport Area High School and Harrisburg Hospital School of Nuclear Medicine. He was employed at Jersey Shore Hospital, CAPS Lock Haven, and retired in 2013 from Susquehanna Health as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

Butch was a member of Balls Mills United Methodist Church, Ridge Run Rod & Gun Club, West Branch Tennis Club and Lewis Township Planning Commission. He loved farming, tractors and raising cows. He enjoyed playing tennis, spending time outdoors; hunting, walking and biking. Also, he looked forward to spending time at the family vacation home in Florida and playing cards. Butch was an honest, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a man of integrity who enjoyed the simple things in life. Most of all he cherished being a "Pop-Pop" to Rowen and Boone with whom he treasured spending time, especially when taking them for tractor rides.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two beloved daughters, Ashley B. Null, of Cogan Station and Ryann Y. Delahunty (Colin), of Jensen Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Barbara Hofstrom (Glen), of State College and Marie Murphy (Tom), of Cogan Station; and two energetic and fun loving grandchildren, Rowen and Boone.

A funeral service to honor the life of Butch will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Balls Mills United Methodist Church, 5941 Bloomingrove Road, Cogan Station, with The Rev. Chris E. Pfleegor officiating. Burial will follow in Dunkard Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 25, 2016




Thomas James Kurtz

Thomas James Kurtz, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

Tom was born June 15, 1959, at Divine Providence Hospital and died at the Gatehouse at D.P.H.

Tom was wheelchair bound from a car accident in 1977, he never stopped living life to the fullest and never wanted to be known as handicapped.

He was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. He was a biology major, receiving his degree from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pa. While there he won the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society Award and the Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research.

Tom worked 20 plus years with Fila Construction as Office Manager. We are forever grateful to Carl, Alan and Jeanne Fila for this opportunity.

He is survived by Teresa, his wife of 30 years; his mother, Jacqueline (Crandall) Kurtz; sister, Suzanne (Andrew) Stopper; nephews, Kevin, Eric and Brian Stopper, all of Williamsport; sister-in-law, Paula Kurtz and niece Nicole Kurtz, both of Washington; and his two cats.

Tom was preceded in death by an older brother, Sergeant Major Michael S. Kurtz and father, Jack L. Kurtz.

Tom had many talents and hobbies like hunting, fishing, feeding his birds, woodworking, astronomy, physics, cooking, working on small engines. He cut and split firewood for the house, mowed the lawn, plowed the snow, he built one home and remodeled another and could solve just about any problem. He was an incredible man with too many accolades to mention. He will truly be missed by family and friends. He was one of a kind.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday April 23, 2016, at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, followed by a luncheon at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall, 702 W. Fourth St.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or Susquehanna Foundation, for the benefit of the Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 22, 2016

Karen A. Summers

Karen A. Summers, 59, of Hughesville, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. She was the wife of John L. Summers and would have celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary September 3, 2016.

Born October 30, 1956 in Williamsport, she is the daughter of the late Harold and Lois J. (Wagner) Bierman.

Karen was employed as an EMT at Williamsport Hospital and at the Hughesville Fire Company, where she was a member for 26 years. She was also a firefighter at Hughesville. She was a Hemlock Girl Scout Council Leader, Boy Scouts of America Leader, Spartan Pop Warner Cheerleading Coach, Women of the Moose Lodge #2222, and an associate member of the American Legion Post #35 Hughesville. Karen enjoyed crocheting, fishing, and woodworking among many other interests.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Cynthia A. West of Hughesville, Andrea P. Evans of Blandon; a son, David M. Crays, Jr. of Lancaster; a sister, Bonnie (Paul) Beck of Dewittville, NY; four brothers, William Bierman, Oscar (Ruby) Bierman, both of Houston, TX, Harold "Tink" (Karen) Bierman of Cogan Station, and Paul (Sue) Bierman, Jr. of Cammal; six Grandchildren; two Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter Lisa M. Snyder.

Funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor GayAnn Gearhart and Pastor Bill Renno co-officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Karen’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation for the benefit of The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: April 22, 2016

Edith L. Hambridge

Edith L. Hambridge, 64, of Muncy, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center.

Born September 15, 1951 in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Edith K. (O'Brien) Hambridge.

Edith was employed as a Customer Service Manager and had worked at the Social Security Administration, Springs Window Fashions, and Tura. She enjoyed reading, loved animals, and was a life-long supporter of the SPCA and the Sierra Club.
Surviving are two sisters, Janice Hambridge of Orangeville, and Linda Cyckowski of Watsontown; a brother, James Hambridge of Muncy; and 13 nieces and nephews; and was a beloved great aunt.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Harry L. Hambridge Jr; and two sisters, Gail McGinley and Carol Hersker.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Friends may call from 12 to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Sierra Club at www.sierraclub.org.

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

 

Posted: April 22, 2016




Debra L. Myers

Debra L. Myers, 62, of Kyler Ave., Mill Hall, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.

She was born in Lock Haven on July 10, 1953, the daughter of Glenn and Emma Heltman Miller whom survive in Snydertown.

Deb was a 1971 graduate of Bellefonte High School.

On March 18, 1978 in Lock Haven, she married Robert S. “Bob” Myers, whom survives.

Deb was employed as a Caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her cats, especially her adopted stray cats. Most of all, she loved spending time with her husband, Bob and daughter, Tara.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by her daughter, Tara N. Myers of Lock Haven; a brother, Daniel (Kim) Miller of Bloomsburg; and her sister, Lisa (Gary) Gaines of Snydertown.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Deacon Chip Young officiating.

Private burial will be at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Gatehouse Hospice.

 

Posted: April 21, 2016

Marjorie E. Schuster

Marjorie E. Schuster, 92, of Williamsport, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born August 11, 1923, in Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Helna E. (Smith) Hiscock.

Marjorie was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church. She was a very Christian woman. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and gardening.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne E. Schuster and E. Blair Schuster, both of Jersey Shore, five grandchildren, Rachel, Casandra, Hollie, Marlena, and Erika, and a brother, William E. Hiscock, Canada.

In keeping with her wishes services will be held private at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie’s name to St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church c/o Memorial Fund, 2101 Newberry Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 21, 2016

Bernice E. Lukens

Bernice E. Lukens, 92, lifelong resident of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Shawnee, Okla.

Born Dec. 25, 1923, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late John I. and Helen Mae (Bower) Fowler Sr.

Bernice grew up in Williamsport and attended school in Montoursville.

She married Clifford W. Lukens Sr. on Sept. 14, 1947, in Williamsport, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1992.

Bernice worked in retail sales for 35 years until retiring.

She enjoyed plants, crocheting, baking and reading. Bernice was a loving person to all. Bernice was a very giving person and loved baking birthday cakes, wedding cakes and crocheting afghans for all.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Woodrow I. "Woody" Lukens; grandson, Jason Harstead; sisters, Dora Mae and Anna; and brothers, John I Fowler Jr. and Harry Fowler.

Bernice is survived by her two sons, Wallace C. Harstead Jr. and Clifford W. Lukens Jr.; daughter, Bernice Phillips; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bernice will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. A viewing will be held 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

The family has designated Angelic Hospice of Shawnee, 421 N. Beard, Shawnee, OK 74801 as appropriate for memorials in lieu of flowers.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 21, 2016




Violet F. “Mickey” Geise

Violet F. “Mickey” Geise, 91, of Drums, Pa, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

She was born in Jerome, Pa on December 31, 1924, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Trella Jones McDaniel.

Mickey was a 1943 graduate of Conemaugh Twp. High School, Davidsville, Pa.

In 1949 at Maple Springs Church of the Brethren, Hollsopple, Pa, she married Charles A. Geise, who preceded her in death in 2006.

Mickey was employed at the Lock Haven Chair Factory, Sylvania Electric Products of Lock Haven and Weis Market of Lock Haven before working for the B. Snowiss Fur Co. of Lock Haven for 45 years until her retirement.

She was a former member of the Maple Springs Church of the Brethren and New Life Community Church of Mountain Top.

Mickey was very active in the Lock Haven Moose Lodge, Chapter 215. During WWII, she worked at Holmstead Field, Middleton, Pa on bomber planes. Mickey and her husband also owned and operated the Four Seasons Tavern, Charleton, Pa.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends in Johnstown and Lock Haven.

Mickey is survived by a son, Lawrence D. “Larry” (Joyce) Geise of Drums, Pa; a sister, Almeda Stetz of Jerome, Pa; sister-in-law, Almeda Stetz, of Jerome, Pa; three granddaughters, Jacquelyn (Christopher) Johnson, Christa (Jeffrey) Aldrich and Erin (Joe) Banach; a grandson, Adam (Lisa) Geise; two step-grandsons, Jason (Melanie) Peterson and John (Karen) Peterson; eight great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; and a cousin, Shirley (Robert) Hurd of Pleasant Gap.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Annie (Dick) Carrico.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745 with Rev. Dave Elick officiating.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service with a Moose Lodge service beginning at 6:45 p.m.

A burial committal service will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Maple Springs Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple, Pa 15935.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Annie Halenbake Ross Library of Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: April 20, 2016

Carlene B. Bachman

Carlene B. Bachman, 87, of Highland Lake Road, Hughesville, died on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Her husband Earl E. Bachman passed away in 1993.

She was born on November 5, 1928 in Williamsport and was the daughter of Leonard and Laura Braster Roedts.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Mapleton Church at Highland Lake. Carlene was a homemaker, in her early years worked for Rishels Furniture.

She is survived by two sons, Mark (Rosemary) Bachman, Big Flats, NY, Richard (Shelby) Bachman, Hughesville; a son at heart, Bill (Sandy) Bucher, Muncy; one daughter, Linda (Randy) Cooper, Montoursville; six grandchildren, Laura (Timothy) Reeder, Monique Bachman, Jason (Angel) Rohland, Nicole (Jason) McKee, Shane (Angela) Cooper, Misty Cooper; eight great grandchildren, Gavin Reeder, Rylee Reeder, Aubrey Bachman, Ayden Bachman, Oliva Rohland, Paul Rohland, Aiden Mckee, Emily McKee. She was predeceased by a brother Renee Roedts.

Memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Mapleton Church, 2408 Highland Lake Rd., Hughesville with Pastor Jerry Uppling officiating. Doors to the church will open at 10:45 a.m.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Carlene’s name be made to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 20, 2016

Eva Eleanor Girio Pellegrino

Eva Eleanor Girio Pellegrino, of 1200 Crestview Drive, Williamsport died Wednesday April 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving children.

Eva was born in Williamsport on February 5, 1933 the daughter of George and Andonetta Scoppa Girio.

She was married to John Joseph Pellegrino on September 6, 1954. Eva was an active homemaker, mother and later employed with Lycoming County. She attended the Pennsylvania Real Estate Academy and attained her real estate sales license.

Surviving are her children Dr. Debra Ann Pellegrino and her husband Dr. Michael Hardisky of Scranton, her grandson Gregory David Smith (Victoria Kuzmich) of Midland, TX , great granddaughters, Geneva and Cecily Smith-Kuzmich of Midland, granddaughters, Bethany Marie Smith of Dallas TX , Mary Catherine Mettelman (Matthew) of Phonexiville, PA, a son Stephen and his wife, Kathy Pellegrino of Delmont, PA, grandchildren Christine Pellegrino of Streetsboro, OH and her fiancé Ray Srp of Streetsboro, OH and Stephanie Pellegrino of Delmont, PA, a son Dr. John Arthur Pellegrino and his wife Kelly of Williamsport and granddaughter Kaitlyn Pellegrino of Forest Hill, MD and her fiancé Kyle Winton, Forest Hill, MD and grandson Nicholas John Pellegrino, Williamsport , a son Frank Gerard Pellegrino of Williamsport, Mary Pellegrino Mahaffey and her husband Dennis L. of Harrisburg, granddaughters Nicole Mahaffey of Philadelphia and Ashley Mahaffey of Harrisburg. Also surviving are her brothers Arthur Girio of Montoursville, Joseph Girio of Berwick, Philip and Richard Girio of Williamsport.

Eva was a member of St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church and a member of the church’s Bereavement Committee and its Activities Committee. A member of Divine Providence Hospital Auxiliary , now the City Hospital Auxilary, the Loyalsock Garden Club, and the Lycoming County Retirees.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, her parents and by a brother Carl.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral home 133 East Third St Williamsport on Friday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport on Saturday morning at 9:30 am.

The family will provide the flowers and memorial contributions may be made to, Eva G. and John J. Pellegrino Family SJNRA Scholarship Endowment Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pa., 330 Pine Street, Suite 400, Williamsport, PA 17701, the Eva G. and John J. Pellegrino Family Scholarship Fund at Pennsylvania College of Technology C/O Pennsylvania College of Technology, 1 College Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport,Pa.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville. All the family and friends are invited to Brunch after Graveside services for a celebration of Eva’s Life at the Williamsport Country Club

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Posted: April 21, 2016




Elizabeth I. Bubb

Elizabeth I. Bubb, 100, of Williamsport, died on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Her husband Walter J. Bubb, former Councilman and Williamsport City Treasurer passed away in 1978.

She was born on November 11, 1915 in Williamsport and was the daughter of William and Mable Wilkinson Flexer.

She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and was baptized in All Saints Episcopal Church. Elizabeth was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, William (Linda) Bubb; three daughters, Ann Bubb Steinhilper, Christine (Eugene) Ramin, all of Williamsport; and Diane (Randy) Gailit, Wesley Chapel, FL; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by a brother Edwin Flexer of Quakertown.

Funeral Services will be private in Trinity Episcopal Church and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Elizabeth’s name be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: April 20, 2016

Glenn S. Lehman

Glenn S. Lehman, 82, of Williamsport, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

He was born in Jersey Shore on May 25, 1933, the son of the late Chester and Sophie (Becker) Lehman. He graduated in 1951 from the Jersey Shore High School where he played several sports and served as VP of his class.

After graduation he served four years in the US Air Force. After his honorable discharge he enrolled at Penn State, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering in 1960. He began his work for the Federal Highway Administration as an engineer in Denver, Colorado, where he met and married his wife, Suzanne Speckman, on December 21, 1962. They later moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where they raised their children. His wife died on January 2, 1987. He retired from engineering in 1988. Later he married Marie Eck on October 20, 1990, she passed away September 26, 2011.

Throughout his life he enjoyed sports, especially the Penn State Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He enjoyed getting together with classmates for breakfast each month. He also liked gardening, reading and financial planning. Most of all he loved his family and spent as much time with them as possible.

Glenn is survived by his children, Perry and wife Cheryl, his daughter Brenda and husband Pat Sands, his stepsons Don and Paul Boinske, and his grandchildren Emily, April, and Shawn, and his step grandchildren Riley, Wyatt and Paul, Jr. He is also survived by his brother Harold and wife Phoebe Lehman, his sister Helen and husband Dave Keister and his sister-in-law Isabel Lehman.
He is predeceased by his parents, his first and second wives and his brothers Harry and George Lehman.

A memorial service to honor the life of Glenn will be held at 11am Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, with Pastor Helen Learn officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10am until time of the service. Interment will be held later in Phoenix, Arizona,

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in Glenn’s name may be made to the New Love Center, C/O Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

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

 

Posted: April 20, 2016

Patrick Joseph McNamara

Patrick Joseph McNamara from Montoursville passed away in West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, April 16, 2016 after an ongoing struggle with the disease of addiction. Born November 15, 1990, Patrick was a 2009 graduate of Montoursville High School where he played football and baseball. Patrick then attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, where he was excited to continue playing football.

Patrick cherished his time with his family and friends. He loved playing with his nieces Emilia and Alexa, spending vacations in Sunset Beach, NC, and making people smile. One of his greatest loves was being outdoors and hunting at the East Hills Hunting Club. He was a Big Brother in the recovery community and gave back by acting as a light and constant support to many others who battle this disease.

Patrick is the son of Kevin J. McNamara and Mary J. (Lorson) McNamara. He is survived by his parents, sister, Amy M. Minotti, his beloved nieces, Emilia and Alexa Minotti, and his maternal grandmother, Helen Lorson. Aunts and Uncles Bob and Diane Lorson, Don and Cecilia Bruder, Allen Lorson, Carl and Joannette Shurer, Ron and Kim Lorson, Ed and Becky Jacobson, Kathy Sloop, and many cousins which he loved dearly.
Patrick was predeceased by his great grandparents, Joseph and Annette Krezmer, grandparents, Robert H. Lorson, Sr., and Joseph and Marian McNamara.

Patrick’s family will receive family and friends at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016. A memorial mass to celebrate Patrick’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions for local substance abuse education and awareness are made to: West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission c/o Patrick McNamara 213 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: April 20, 2016




Lawrence D. Woltz

Lawrence D. Woltz, 69, of Williamsport, passed away at home on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

Larry was born in Williamsport on March 20, 1947, a son of Donald D. and Eugenia E. (Mahonski) Woltz.

He had been employed as a humane officer for Lycoming County SPCA since September of 1971 and became a certified humane society police officer in 1995.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, riding his bicycle and going to the gym.

Larry was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his soul mate of 14 years, Tina Watkins; five children, Deborah (Richard) Hankey, Daniel (Lisa) Woltz, Jillian Woltz, Jordan (Stephanie) Woltz, and Kelsie Harding; nine grandchildren; siblings, Carol (Dick) Bryant, Charles (Mary) Woltz, Doris (Dick) Hostrander, Jenny (Dick) Schneider; and sister-in-law, Cindy Woltz.

In addition to his parents a brother, Gerald Woltz, preceded him in death.

The family will receive family and friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2016, to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions may be made to: Helping Hands for Hudson, 140 Bower Lane, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

To share a fond memory or send an e-condolence please visit, www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2016

J. Edward Carns

J. Edward Carns, 74, a resident of Augusta, GA passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Rose View Center, Williamsport, PA.

Born October 27, 1941 in Clearfield, PA, Ed was the son of James and Vivian Latice Braniff Carns. Ed married the former Barbara Lou Read on April 23, 1960 and together they shared 56 years of marriage.

A graduate of Clearfield High School Class of 1959, Ed served his country in the Army Reserves. He was a life member of the Clearfield Elks 540, a past president of the Augusta Shrine Club and Golf Unit and Alee Temple, Savannah, GA. He was also a past president of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 810.

Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at Peekaboo Lodge in Clearfield and being with his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Ed (Julee) Carns, II of Boyertown, PA, Jennifer (Fred) Lorson of Montoursville, PA, JoEllen Andrews of Augusta, GA and Jeff (Carrie) Carns, of North Augusta, SC; nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a great granddaughter Leea Stansberry.
A memorial service to honor the life of Ed will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Hephzibah United Methodist Church, 4431 Brothersville Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815 with Rev. Dr. Gale Seibert, officiating.

Burial will be private in Brothersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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

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Posted: April 18, 2016

Edna M. Schooley

Edna M. Schooley, 85, died April 18, 2016 at her home in South Williamsport.

Born February 1, 1931 in Mifflin Township she was a daughter of Oscar W. and Maretta Belle Welch Myers. She is survived by her husband Robert G. Schooley whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage with.

Edna was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by WWPA radio station and Lutheran Innermission. Edna was a devote member of Messiah Lutheran Church for over 65 years, and served on numerous committees.

Edna enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Duboistown Garden Club since 1970. She served for many years as the club membership chairman, and was chairman numerous times for the club’s annual Holiday House.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three children, Thomas Schooley (Val) of Montoursville, Jack Schooley of Willoughby, OH, Nancy (Jeff) Hauth of Reno, NV, as well as four grandchildren, Krista (Gregory) Kimmel of Rockton, Heather (Grant) Butters of Woodbridge, VA, Matthew Hauth of Reno, NV and Lindsay Hauth of Santa Rosa, CA; two sisters: Naomi Clink and Martha Gheen, and three brothers, Ernest, Donald, and Kenneth Myers.

Edna was preceded in death by a sister Pearl Remaly and an infant brother Harry Lee Myers.

Edna was a loving, caring person who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

A funeral service to honor the life of Edna will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 South Howard St. South Williamsport with her pastor, The Rev. Joshua L. Reinsburrow officiating.

There will be a visitation Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday morning at Messiah Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 324 Howard Street, South Williamsport, PA, 17702 for the Flower Fund in honor of Edna's memory.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2016




Mary E. Paulus

Mary E. Paulus, 72, of Williamsport, entered into eternal rest on April 15, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born June 1, 1943, in Bastress Township, the daughter of John H. and Emma M. (Saar) Steppe.

Mary enjoyed yard sales, but her greatest pleasure came from spending time with her family.

She and her husband David A. Paulus celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Wednesday, April 15, 2016, surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Harry (Tracy) Marchese; a daughter, Heather (Craig) Lester; three grandchildren, Debbie, Brayden and Zach; brothers, Donald L. and Gene E. Steppe; and a sister, Theresa Steele.

In addition to her parents, a daughter, Deborah J. Marchese and sister, Lena Woodring preceded her in death.

The family will receive family and friends in the church portico from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at St. Joseph The Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contribution may be made in Mary’s name to St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

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Posted: April 18, 2016


Richard “Dick” Smith

Richard “Dick” Smith, 76, of Hughesville, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born October 10, 1939 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Aldrich J. and Betty M. Smith. He married Mary Jane Bartholomew, and together they would have celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 24, 2016.

Dick enjoyed camping, nascar races, gospel music, his pets, especially Elmo, demolition derbies, and fairs. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Debra A. Cranmer of Huntersville, Diane J. (Jeff) May and Dawn M. (Bob) Neuhard of Hughesville; a son, Daniel L. Smith of Hughesville; two sisters, Gail Sheets of Trout Run and Cindy Cusick of VA; a brother, Timothy Smith of Trout Run; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his siblings, Dorothy Lose, Tom Smith, Pat Lee, Susie Walker.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Dan Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2016

Edith L. Hambridge

Edith L. Hambridge, 64, of Muncy, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Watsontown Health & Rehab Center.

Services will be announced at a later date and are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.

 

Posted: April 18, 2016




Effie R. Budman

Effie R. Budman, 81, of Hughesville, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at her home.

Born August 7, 1934 in Lairdsville, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur C. and Edna (Farnsworth) Rogers. She and her husband, Eddie Budman, celebrated 59 years of marriage on March 7, 2016.

Effie retired in 1997 from the former Commonwealth Bank, Hughesville, after having worked there for over 42 years. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Hughesville, and enjoyed camping, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Brian E. (Jodi) Budman of Hughesville, and Joel L. (Amanda) Budman of Muncy; a sister, June Sayre of Hughesville; two granddaughters, Makenna R. Budman and Gracie A. Budman; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Effie was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Warburton and Jean Heincelman; and a brother, Mike Rogers.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane L. O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Lairdsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2016

Alice-Ruth Fuller

Alice-Ruth Fuller, 95, of Hughesville, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Emmanuel Center in Danville.

Born December 22, 1920 in Woodbury, CT, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Raymond A. and Lillian Stark (Hatfield) Fowles. She married the late Carson A. Baxter, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1993. She later married the late, John W. Fuller, who preceded her in death on January 9, 2013.

Alice was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1938. She then attended the Robert Packer Training School for Nurses, graduating in 1942, and later attended Bloomsburg University, graduating in 1971. Alice was employed as a Public Health Nurse, working in New Canaan, CT for 20 years.

She is survived by three sons, John A. Baxter of Linfield, Scott F. Baxter of West Port, MA and Samuel C. Baxter of Brewster, MA; a step-son, John D. Fuller of CT; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one step granddaughter.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Raymond, Robert, Theodore, Hatfield, and Dexter Fowles; and a sister, Helena Kaiser.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

 

Posted: April 18, 2016

Robert Chester Walker, Sr.

Robert Chester Walker, Sr., 83, of Williamsport, died on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Manor Care Health Services, North.

He was married to the former Doris E. (Adams), who survives, on June 6, 1955 and they would have celebrated 61 years as husband and wife this coming June.

Robert was born in Williamsport on November 29, 1932, a son of the late Edgar and Laura (Hughes) Walker. He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 32 years and retired in 1982. Robert was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Edgar A. Stills Lodge, #207, where he was Exalted Ruler for 19 years. He enjoyed gardening and hunting.

In addition to his wife Doris, he is survived by six sons; Richard K. Walker of Williamsport, Craig S. Walker of Harrisburg, Elliott S. Walker of Lewisburg, Clint M. Walker, Sr., Sean P. Walker and Mark A. Walker, all of Williamsport, four daughters; Reva D. Walker of Williamsport, Vontella C. Irick of Maryland, Gloria L. Barone of Atlanta, GA and Laurona M. Walker of Williamsport, 43 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons; Laurence R. Walker, Robert C. Walker, Jr. and Darrell W. Walker, one daughter; Roberta I. Stewart, two brothers and four sisters.

There will be a public viewing 10 a.m. – 12 (noon) Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the City Church, 36 East 4th St., Williamsport, where the funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. Earl Neff, Danesta Whaley and Raphael Mnkandhla will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

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

Send Condolences at www.jamesmaneval.com

 

Posted: April 18, 2016




Charles Eugene Neuhard

Charles E. Neuhard, 90, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy.

Born March 17, 1926 in Benton, he was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Narber) Neuhard.
Charles and his wife, the former Florence L. Ryder, celebrated 69 years of marriage on March 15, 2016.

After more than 50 years of employment, Charles retired from McCormick Trucking. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II. Charles loved collecting trains, mowing, flower gardening and his 1961 B Model Mack. He also enjoyed his Farmall tractors and working outside.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Florence, are four sons, Tom E. Neuhard of Hughesville, Charles D. Neuhard, Muncy, William D. Neuhard of South Williamsport and Bob C. (Dawn) Neuhard of Hughesville; a daughter, Linda S. (Harry) Snell of Hughesville; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Charles is predeceased by two daughters, Lucille and Lori.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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

 

Posted: April 14, 2016

Bernadine Georgia Hileman (Gray)

Bernadine Georgia Hileman (Gray) would like to let her friends and family know her work here is done. As of April 16, 2016 she accepted an offer with God that she just could not refuse and will not be returning. This offer comes with a huge sign on bonus, to be in the presence of Jesus, and a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. This new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing with “Rusty”, playing the piano, singing and reading her favorite books. Music, love and laughter are guaranteed. She left detailed instructions for her family and friends to celebrate her life on earth and low adherence will not be tolerated.

Bernie did a great job here on earth and will be remembered for her love of her belated husband, Olen “Rusty”, her quick wit, her laughter. She loved her children, Rocky Hileman, Tina Grady and Jodi O’Connell, and her grandchildren Aressa Grady, Maxwell O’Connell, Michael O’Connell and Montgomery O’Connell. But the spark in her eye was saved for her first great-granddaughter, Trinity Montigney who could bring a smile to her like no other.

Her love of working at Lycoming College was appreciated by all who worked with her and her work study students. She organized luncheons for her students so they could get homemade meals and will be remembered for the aroma of the Virginia Baked Ham that made its way to the top floor of Long Hall. She was so thankful for all the students and facility that kept in touch with her over the years.

Her love of travel will continue in her new assignment. Her memories of Hawaii, Branson MO, Cape May NJ and Seaside Heights NJ were her favorites. Her family could not keep track of her when she retired because she was always going on bus trips or having lunch with friends.

We want to let her know her job on earth was well done and we wish her well in her new position as Gods social chairman. We will remember her smile, her warmth, her energy, her love for life, family and friends.

Bernie’s wishes are for no services. She wants to be remembered in this life when she was alive and will be there to you greet you when you arrive in heaven.

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

 

Posted: April 15, 2016

Carl J. Stopper

Carl J. Stopper, 94, of DuBoistown, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

Carl was born in Williamsport on May 18, 1921, a son of Herman J. and Henrietta M. Kohler Stopper.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, also a life member of VFW Leroy O. Buck Post 7863, a life member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia and a member of National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees.

Carl had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired as a clerk from the U.S. Postal Service.

A Marine Corp Veteran of World War II, he served as a Staff Sergeant.

Carl enjoyed gardening, making wine and root beer, he was a Penn State fan and a Steelers fan, but his greatest enjoyment was his family.

He and his wife, the former Ann D. Steinbacher, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26, 2015.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Robert H. (Cathy) Stopper, of Montoursville; daughters, Teri A. (Richard) Knecht, of DuBoistown, Karen M. Stopper, of Williamsport and Sandy J. (Randy) Glover, of South Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Curtis, Yvonne, Holly, Brandon, Bradley, Amy, Bryonna; a stepgrandson, Shawn; six great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, a son, Gerard A. Stopper; granddaughter, Jacqueline Ziegmann; stepgranddaughter, Julie Fillman; and 10 siblings all preceded him in death.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 W. Central Ave., South Williamsport, with the Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, to benefit Relay for Life Team "Carl’s Crusaders" or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Posted: April 15, 2016




Alberta M. Swartz

Alberta M. Swartz, 89, a longtime resident of Montoursville, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville. She was born in Sonestown, Sullivan County, on December 15, 1926, the daughter of George Wesley and Celia Mae Phillips Painton.

On November 7, 1947, she married the love of her life, John R. Swartz in Warrensville, PA. They celebrated 51 years together, until his passing on February 26, 1999. She was also predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by her three children, Richard (Marijo) Of Tempe, AZ; Steven (Christine) of Boulder Creek, CA, and Julie (Michael) McCabe of Minot, ND; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe Abraham), Lynn (Paul) Hartman, James McCabe, Jonathan (Kara) McCabe, Jody (Michael) DeGroff, Jamie (Nathan) Garrity; two step grandchildren, Travis (Rachel) Olson, and Erin (Gary) Meier, and nine great grandchildren,. She is also survived by her brother, Donad W. Painton of Williamsport.

She spent many years working in the cafeteria at Montoursville High School. She enjoyed cooking, especially baking, and her pies were well known by family and friends alike. She was a member Celesta Rebecca Lodge # 801 I.O.O.F., and also past Noble Grand.

But by far, her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Spitler funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

A viewing for family and friends will be held at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: April 13, 2016

Sonya L. Harvey

Sonya L. Harvey, 47, of Williamsport passed away Tuesday April 12, 2016, following a brief illness.

Sonya was born August 28, 1968, in Altoona. She was a home maker and worked part time for ECM Reality. Sonya enjoyed caring for her plants and decorating homes.

Sonya is survived by her husband of 15 years, Charles A. Harvey, her parents Joseph Feeney ( Donna)of Johnstown and Rose Stewart (Ken) of Lilly, four children, Justin and Miguel of Cleveland, OH, Corey of Fredericksburg, VA and Matthew, at home; a granddaughter, and three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial service to honor the life of Sonya will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairlawn Community Church, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station with Pastor Steve Cutter, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairlawn Community Church youth program “Driven”, 353 Pleasant Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA 17728.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701

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Posted: April 13, 2016

Nancy M. Beamer

Nancy M. Beamer, 65, of Williamsport, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Surviving is her husband of 45 years, Glenn H. Beamer.

Born July 16, 1950, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Grover and Nina B. (Freezer) Winder.

Nancy worked in the cafeteria at Cochran Primary School, Curtin Elementary School, and retired in 2015 from Williamsport Area Middle School.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, James E. “Jim” Beamer, of Williamsport, two grandchildren, William J. “Billy” Beamer and Katherine C. “Katie” Beamer, a great-granddaughter, Bridget E. Beamer, three brothers, Dan (Donna) Winder, of Picture Rocks, Miles (Martha) Winder, of Owensboro KY, and Robert (Judy) Winder, of Williamsport, and a sister, Kathy (Jim) Foulk, of Virginia Beach, VA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Thomas and two sisters, Mae Hess and Jane Kline.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 14, 2016




William F. German

William F. German, 76, of Huntersville, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Gatehouse in Divine Providence Hospital. He was born October 15, 1939 in Northumberland, a son of William L. and Dorothy L. Cechman German.

Bill had worked at Rosencran’s Bakery in Montoursville, and also for the Former GTE Sylvania and as an independent insurance agent. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and enjoyed trains and genealogy.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard, and grandson, Samuel German.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years the former Bonnie L. Holdren; sons, Bill F. Jr. (Maggie) German and their children, Rachel and Hannah of Little Falls, NY, Phillip A. (Andrea) German and their childrenCaleb, Jarek and Leah of Mechanicsburg; his daughters, Sally F. (Toan) Huynh and their children, Rebecca, Nathan (Katie), Benjamin, and Joshua (Sara) of Ashland, VA, Ann L. (Stan) Church and their children, Kimberly and Allen; brother, Ronald (Barbara) German of Binghampton, NY and sister, Shirley (Bob) Folk of Espy, PA.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911-15 W. Third St. Williamsport with Pastor Joel W. Long officiating. Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday Morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the church.
Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 13, 2016

Charlotte R. Swisher

Charlotte R. Swisher, 77, of Williamsport, died Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William D. Swisher Jr., on Aug. 5, 2014.

Born Oct. 12, 1938, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Charles Lentz and Ruth Lentz-Welch.

Charlotte was employed at GTE Sylvania and was owner of the Tap-Room. She was a member of the Women’s Pool league. She enjoyed anything outdoors and Elvis, John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart. She was also a collector of bears and antique dishware and crocks.

She was a very strong, stubborn, opinionated, humorous, hardworking and most forgiving woman. She was a sister, devoted wife, loving mother and daughter, caring grandmother and wonderful great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She always worried about everyone else first. She was so proud of all of her family. She loved her family more than anything. She will be missed very much and will remain in everyone’s hearts. She will always be remembered for her beautiful blue eyes.

Surviving are three children, Steven A. Swisher, of Williamsport, Jeffrey W. Swisher (Dolores), of East Stroudsburg, and Christine K. Bartlett (Allan "Bine"), of Montgomery; four grandchildren, Ryan Swisher, of East Stroudsburg, Catrina Russell (Ty), Darryll Bartlett (Melissa), and Britney Bartlett, all of Montgomery; seven great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Addison, Jaiden, Amelia, Ruby, Maeson and Dixon; two brothers, Russell Lentz, of Loyalsock and Richard Lentz, of Pittsburg; and a sister, Barbara Lentz-Marshall, of South Williamsport.

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

A memorial service to honor the life of Charlotte will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 25 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2016

Mary M. Meckley

Mary M. Meckley, 87, of Clarkstown, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport.

She was born January 7, 1929 in Allenwood, a daughter of the late Victor Sr. and Idilla (Jamison) Williams. Mary and her husband, Olan D. Meckley, were married in 1951 and celebrated 30 years of marriage before his death in October 1981.

Mary previously attended the Washington Presbyterian Church, Allenwood.

She enjoyed reading, especially books about history and birds. Mary was also fond of researching family genealogy and bird watching

She loved her family most of all, and they were very important to her.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carla Meckley, of Sunbury; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Bryson Burkholder, of Clarkstown; one brother and sister-in-law, Victor Jr. and Charlotte Williams, of Mercer; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rose Hively, of Williamsport and Helen and Bernard Shook, of Clarkstown; two grandsons, Michael Meckley Jr. and Andrew Meckley; and five great-grandchildren, Keagan, Kayla, Adam, Hadlee and Lydia.

In addition to Mary’s husband and parents, she was predeceased by five sisters, Ruth Fisher, Meda Reitmeyer, Frances Swanger, Kate Edinger and Bertha Ferguson.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.

Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in the Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.

The family welcomes flowers; however, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main St., Muncy, PA 17756.

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

 

Posted: April 13, 2016




Patricia Ann Reed- Snyder

Patricia Ann Reed- Snyder, 62, of Williamsport died Monday, April 11, 2016 at her residence.

Patti was born in Bellefonte, PA, June 24, 1953 to Pat and Stella Lewis Reed. She was raised in the Lock Haven area. Patti was a beautiful singer and she loved music. She started singing at a young age and as a teen she joined her first band with best friend, Larry Verne of Lock Haven. Patti has been in several bands including, Heart Breaker with husband, Otto Snyder and Loni Gamble in the 80's-90's. In the early 2000's she went solo with "The Patti Snyder Show" as a DJ & karaoke at The Happy Acres Restaurant.

Patti also enjoyed participating in Jersey Shore town meetings as the Music Chairman. She enjoyed putting bands together for the 4th of July celebration in downtown Jersey Shore. She was a big supporter of local bands.

She was preceded death by her husband, mother, father, sisters, son, and other relatives.
She leaves behind three daughters Erika, Casey, Lindsay, one son Scott, five grandchildren, a brother and nieces and nephews.

A private life celebration will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2016

Janice L. Fravel

Janice L. Fravel, 77, of 35 Pinewood Drive, Jersey Shore, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 surrounded by her family at home.

She was born October 21, 1938 in Jersey Shore, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Zoe (Russel) Mescol of Philadelphia. On October 11, 1958 she married Harold B. Fravel who survives. Janice was an active member of various churches and currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore.

She was past president of the Jersey Shore Garden Club, served on the Boards of Salvation Army and Christian Women’s Club in Williamsport. She and her husband taught various Bible Studies in Church’s and in their home. They organized Child Evangelism classes for children including youth programs in their church and she also taught classes for the deaf.

Janice was employed at Jefferson Medical College School of Nursing in Philadelphia. In Williamsport she was executive secretary for Alcan Cable and Commonwealth Bank. Her greatest occupation was being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved cooking, oil painting, and entertaining in her home.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, a daughter, Laura J. Kontinakis of Bloomington, MN, 2 sons, Harold B. Fravel, III (Denise) of Lancaster County and David M. Fravel (Stephanie) of Woolrich. There are 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family.

Family and Friends are invited to a memorial celebration of Janice’s life at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore on Saturday, April 16, 2016. A public visitation will be from 9-11 am followed by the memorial service to begin at 11 am. Her pastor, Rev. Helen M. Learn will officiate. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Love Center at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or New Tribes Institute, 241 Old Forge Hill Road, Jersey Shore, PA 17740

Arrangements are being handled by Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore.

You can pay your condolences to the family at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: April 13, 2016

Joanne B. Baker

Joanne B. Baker, 86, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Born on February 05, 1930 in Milton, she was the daughter of the late George Sterling and Evelyn M. (Dennis) Baker.

A proud citizen of West Milton, Joanne had a rich life of many accomplishments. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and began a career in operating room nursing in Philadelphia, and then subsequently, Chicago, and Harrisburg.

In 1958. Joanne joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard (she loved flying) and in 1968 was called to active duty during the Vietnam War. In 1976 she was honorably discharged with the rank of major.

Moving back to West Milton, Joanne began her next career, teaching nursing at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Joanne enjoyed the simple pleasures in life: gardening; flower arranging; reading a good book; and having a good laugh. Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno were her favorites; she was a night owl.

Joanne, affectionately known as Aunt Sue, is survived by one sister-in-law; Nancy Baker, one nephew; Stephen (Andrea) Williams and 3 nieces; Susan (Jay) Wright and their daughter, Megan (Bryan) Mercer, Leigh Baker and Melinda (Brian) Chidester and their children Brian (Colleen), and Casey and Julie Ann.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was predeceased by one brother; Eugene Baker and one sister and brother-in-law; Dolores and Elwood “Sonny” Williams.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul’s Church of Christ, 433 High Street, West Milton, PA 17886.

A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

Send Condolences at BesLlifeTributes.com.

 

Posted: April 13, 2016




Gloria Jane Thomas

Gloria Jane Thomas, 88, of Williamsport died Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Born June 22, 1927 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence D.H. and Amelia Emma Leiser Stahler.

Gloria was a graduate of Allentown High School. She was a deeply involved and much loved part of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and served in many roles at the church. Gloria was also a member of the Lycoming Chapter of the DAR and The Woman’s Club of Williamsport.

In her earlier years Gloria enjoyed ice skating and collecting dolls from all around the world. She was also interested in traveling, playing bridge, and researching family genealogy, assisting her husband in compiling several books on family history.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Augustus O. Thomas; three daughters, Audrey T. Leath (Kevin) of Granite Falls, WA, Diane K. Thomas of Williamsport and Nancy E. Thomas (Craig John Alimo) of San Leandro, CA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold W. Stahler.

A Celebration of Life Service to honor Gloria will be held on Thursday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market Street (Ross Street entrance), Williamsport.

A graveside service will also be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 15 at the Grandview (Laurel) Cemetery, 2735 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Abiding Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, 604 Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 12, 2016

John Dapp

John Dapp, 84, of Loyalsock Twp., died on April 12, 2016 at Loyalsock Creek Rehab and Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1931 in Williamsport, a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Bennett) Dapp.

He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Eureka Lodge #335 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104, and enjoyed working on his computer.

He was predeceased by his parents, and by his brother, Harold H. Dapp.

John is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Patricia Hofer; son Patrick J. (Amy) Dapp of Montoursville; daughter Dorinda S. (Randy) Gray of Hughesville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad Street, Montoursville with Rev. David B. Letscher officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the funeral home Thursday evening, April 14, from 6 – 8 p.m. where a Masonic service will be held at 5:30 p.m.

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

 

Posted: April 12, 2016

Wesley B. Lentz

Wesley B. Lentz, 85 of Williamsport died Thursday April 7, 2016 at home.

Wesley was born in Jersey Shore on January 4, 1931 the son of Dr. Hugh H. and May B. Hirlinger Lentz. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1948 and Lock Haven University in 1952.

Wesley was very active in theatre, sports and was an excellent trumpet player. He served honorable in the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. Wesley was employed at Avco, now Textron and retired from Sylvania,Phillips Co-operative as personnel director having worked at Hall’s Station, Emporium and Ottawa Ohio.

Upon retirement he and his wife the former Catherine Brown moved to Sebring, Florida for 22 years prior to Catherine’s passing in 2010. He decided to move back to Williamsport to spend his remaining years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Catherine.

He is survived by his children, son’s David W. (Elizabeth) of Allentown, Douglas B. (Pamela) of Chambersburg and daughter Sandra M. (Roderick) Strother’s of Hughesville.

His 9 grandchildren survive him as well as 3 great grandchildren and his first wife Marian A. Schaefer of Hughesville.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Warrensville and in lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his memory can be made to Susquehanna Homecare and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

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

 

Posted: April 12, 2016




David L. Smith

David L. Smith, 38, of Gaines, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his family’s farm.

Born Oct. 30, 1977, in Williamsport, he was a son of Marvin L. Smith and Dorothea A. Lehman (Fisher).

David was a 1996 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and attended Pennsylvania State University. He was employed with UPS for 18 years where he started in shipping and receiving and was recently a UPS truck driver.

Throughout high school, David was very active in 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. In 1996, he won the market swine at the Pennsylvania Farm show. He took great pride in raising and showing his farm animals. David also enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Steven A. (Kimber) Smith, of Williamsport; a niece, Emily E. Smith; stepfather, Michael V. Lehman; maternal grandmother, H. Janice Fisher, of Oval; paternal grandmother, Helen N. Smith, of Montoursville; and an aunt, Karen N. (Harry) Boyer, of Montoursville.

A memorial service to honor the life of David will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Rt. 87, Montoursville, PA 17754 or a charity of one’s choice.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 11, 2016

Sherre Marie Young Higley

Sherre Marie Young Higley went peacefully to her Lord March 9, 2016.

Daughter of Theodore J. and Murl Steafather Young

Born May 26, 1930 in Nanticoke, PA

Graduated Dushore High School in 1948 and Wilkes-Barre Business College in 1951.

Employed as Teller and Bookkeeper for the First National Bank (now M&T) in Dushore, PA. prior to marriage

Married Floyd James Higley June 19, 1955.  She was a dedicated homemaker on Elm Street in Mountoursville for the entire 61 years of their marriage.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Mountoursville.  She served on the visitation committee and played the piano for early church, the junior choir, and Bible School for many years.  

Hobbies included gardening, music, reading, and raising her beloved pets.  Especially her pet frogs and sweet dog, Cody.

Preceded in death by parents and son, Ervin Wayne Higley.

Survived by husband Floyd Edward Higley of Montoursville,  son Edward James Higley and wife, Paula, of Bandera, TX, sister, Theo Young Davidson of Camp Hill, PA. , 7 step-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating.  Interment will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.  A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

Posted: April 11, 2016

Lawrence F. Bailey

Lawrence F. Bailey, 86, of South Williamsport, died at his home after a short illness, Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Larry was a 1948 graduate of South Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the Williamsport Post Office in 1989 after 27 years as a letter carrier and prior to that had worked at Penn Central Containers for 14 years.

Larry was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Dietrick Lamade Lodge #755 F. & A.M., the Williamsport Consistory, the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 50 and the Travelers Protective Asociation. He was a life member of American Legion Post 1 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Post 1’s former Black Eagles Drum and Bugle Corps.

Larry liked picnicking along the creek, spending time with his family, listening to country music and watching his grandsons play sports. After retiring, he enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

Born Nov. 18, 1929 in Williamsport, he was the son of Lawrence and Martha E. Frankenberger Bailey.

Surviving are his children, Lawrence F. II (Bonnie) of Howard, Charles E. (Michelle) of Montgomery, and Deborah E. (John) Young of Jersey Shore; brothers, Charles H. and John E. (Patricia), both of South Williamsport; nine grandchildren, Jason, Lance, Shawn, Joeleen, Denay, Tim, Matthew, Chelsie and Brennan and several great-grandchildren.

Larry was predeceased by his wife, the former Patricia E. Turner in 2009.

Funeral services to honor the life of Larry will be at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Susquehanna Health Foundation, Susquehanna Home Health and Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com.

 

Posted: April 11, 2016




John Berresford, Jr.

John Berresford, Jr., 56, of Montoursville has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, April 7, 2016. He was born December 1, 1959 in Williamsport, the son of the late John F. Sr. and Theresa R. Drozal Berresford.

John was a 1978 graduate of Loyalsock High School and a 1982 graduate of Penn State University. He was a senior salesman for Sirius Computer Solutions, and was active in various programs at Community Baptist Church. John was a member of the Montoursville Area School District Foundation, was the Recreation Director for Loyalsock Twp. Pools and Parks, and helped start the annual Loyalsock Township Christmas Parade. He ran the Montoursville youth basketball program, grades 3-6. He and his family organized fund raisers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. John was passionate about giving back to the community.

He was predeceased by his father.

John is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Ann L. Hill, sons Blake E. and Bryce E. Montoursville, his mother of Loyalsock Township, and his sister, Theresa Berresford, of Philadelphia.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Community Baptist Church, 1853 State Rt. 87, Montoursville, with Rev. Henry Johnson and Greg Sanford officiating. Friends will be received Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to either: Aaron’s Palm, 1374 Dunkard Church, Cogan Station, PA 17728 or Community Baptist Church Mission’s Fund, 1853 State Rt. 87, Montoursville, PA 17754.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 11, 2016

Raymond H. James

Raymond H. James, 77, of Lamar, passed away with family by his side on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.

He was the son of the late William H. and Lillian V. James.

Ray was employed as a security guard at Corning Glass of State College for 30 years before his retirement. Following retirement, he went back to work as a security guard at Cero Metal of Bellefonte.

He was a life member and past Chief of Nittany Valley Fire Company, Station 17 and a member of the Howard Lions Club.

Ray enjoyed sports, especially Penn State Football, the Steelers and the Phillies. He also liked spending time fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Romaine James of Lamar; a daughter, Dee Ann (Ed) McGee of Linden; a son, David R. (Jennifer) James of Pleasant Gap; four grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) James of Milesburg, Daniel E. McGee of Kentucky, Bryant A. James of Arizona and Lauren E. McGee of Williamsport; and a brother, Randy (Debbie) James of Oklahoma.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William James and a sister, Jane Reeder.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral to the United Methodist Church of Lamar or the Nittany Valley Fire Company.

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 11, 2016

John J. Wilde

John J. Wilde, 90 of Loyalsock Twp. died Saturday April 9, 2016 in Loyalsock Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Montoursville.

John was born in Philadelphia on November 25, 1925 the son of Frank and Mary Liens Wilde.

He was a member of St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church. John retired in 1982 after 34yrs with the former Bell Telephone Co. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club, a member of the F& AM Masonic Lodge 707 Laedlein, Williamsport Consistory, a life member of the Moose Lodge #145, and a member of the Zafar Grotto.

John was at 1943 graduate of the Williamsport High School. A Merchant Marine he was also an Army Veteran of the 11th Airborne Division.

He is survived by his wife the former Josephine A Havlicek. John and Josephine celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary this past July 26, 2015.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother Frank Wilde.

Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home 133 East Third Street Williamsport on Wednesday morning from 11am to 12 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 12 noon. Rev. Jay E. Jones his pastor will officiate.

Burial will be in Twin Hill Memorial Park and In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Homecare and Hospice C/O Susquehanna Foundation 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport Pa. 17701

www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: April 11, 2016




Wanda G. Loner

Wanda G. Loner, 60, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at her home. Surviving is her husband of 36 years, Jeffery A. Loner.

Born Aug. 9, 1955, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and LaRue (Nearhoof) Durkee.

Wanda was employed as a switchboard operator at Brodart for over 37 years. Prior to Brodart she worked as a secretary in the Naval Recruiting office where she met her husband, Jeffery.

She was a member of the Williamsport Crosscutters Booster Association. Wanda was an avid bowler, bowling in many different leagues such as; the women’s bowling league at Faxon Bowling on Wednesday nights, a mixed bowling league at Harvest Moon on Saturday nights where she served as the secretary and treasurer, and a league at ABC Bowlingon Tuesday nights.

She was an avid reader and loved gardening. Most of all Wanda cherished her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was always active in her children and grandchildren’s lives and attended all their activities.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Laura L. Rutkowski (Steve), of Adrian, Michigan and Jennifer A. Loner (Nick Kuns), of Williamsport and five grandchildren, Colton, Jasolyn, and Evan Rutkowski, Tura Snook and Ayden Kuns.

A funeral service to honor the life of Wanda will be held 10 a.m. Monday, April 11 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 and 9:30 until 10 a.m. Monday at Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 7, 2016

Nancy L. Craft

Nancy L. Craft, 69, of Hughesville, died Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her home.

Born January 4, 1947 in Hughesville, she was a daughter of Helen M. (Harriman) Stackhouse of Hughesville and the late Kenneth M. Stackhouse. Nancy was the wife of Gary M. Craft and would have celebrated 51 years of marriage on June 15, 2016

Nancy was a graduate of Hughesville High School, and the Bloomsburg Teachers School where she received her Masters Degree. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a school teacher in the Muncy and East Lycoming school districts with a combined 30 years of service. She was the owner and operator of Rock Run Taxidermy for many years, and was a lifelong member and organist of the Point Bethel United Methodist Church, Glen Mawr. Nancy was a former member of the Sullivan County School Board, where she served as president.

She was active and very instrumental in the formation of many organizations and local chapters, serving as chairperson, or co-chairperson, ticket chairman or committee member. Nancy was a member of the NRA Endowment, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Friends of the NRA, Whitetails Unlimited, and Safari Club International. Nancy was a certified shooting coach for many years and started the Sullivan County High School Shooting Sports Team, which was one of her proudest accomplishments. She taught Hunter Safety Education for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for nearly 20 years, and was a long standing member of the North Mountain Sportsman’s Association.

Nancy was most proud of her grandchildren, Morgan, Ethan, and Dylan. Anyone who knew her knows how hard she worked for the betterment of youth programs. Her tireless efforts will be sorely missed. We can only hope her programs will live on in her honor. That would have been her most fervent hope. Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are a son, Dave S. (Cherie) Craft of Hughesville; two sisters, Susan (Terry "Tom") Sheets of Hughesville, and Rebecca (Ronald) Broschart of MI; four brothers, Kenneth "Mick" (Janet) Stackhouse of Muncy, Hugh "Jake" (Janet) Stackhouse of Hughesville, Mike (Teresa), and Jeff (Amy) Stackhouse, both of Hughesville; a granddaughter, Morgan Craft; two grandsons, Ethan Craft and Dylan Craft; and several nieces and nephews,.

In addition to her father, Nancy was predeceased by a brother, Richard Stackhouse.

In keeping with Nancy’s wishes, services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s name to the Point Bethel United Methodist Church, C/O 244 Ticklish Rock Road, Hughesville, PA 17737 or to the Sullivan County High School Shooing Team, C/O 244 Ticklish Rock Road, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

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

 

Posted: April 8, 2016

Mary L. Bailey

Mary L. Bailey, born August 8, 1940 in Pine Groves, PA, loving mother of Lorna (Bob) Miller, Donna (Dave) Colley, and Matthew Bailey has joined her husband, Donald, in Heaven on Friday, April 8th. They were married September 6, 1957. She is predeceased by her husband Donald Bailey; parents, Harry and Bessie (Brosious) Stuck, and brother, Harry “Buddy” Stuck.

Mary’s grandchildren and step grandchildren, Joshua (Jocelin) Bailey, Quinn Ahearn, Brian Miller, Geoffrey Scheller, David (Whitney) Scheller, Kathryn (Anderson) Joseph, James (Alena) Colley, and Sean Colley will tell you the best thing about visiting Memmie’s or as her only granddaughter called her MiMi, there was always something good to eat, and a can of Coke to drink.

Mary loved to talk about and spend time with her ten great-grandchildren: Sylvia, Keegan, Riley, Amelia, Maxwell, Daniel, Donald, Dylan, Nadia, and John. Visits from them brightened her day like nothing else.

Her siblings were her best friends and confidants, Shirley (Jay) Belford, Dallas (Deb) Struck, and Bessie (Dave) Hetzendrof. They all share the love of cooking and sharing meals with family which they learned from their Mom and their Memmie. They have all enjoyed passing this tradition on to the next generation. Their many shenanigans growing up continued on in their adult lives and the stories are shared with fondness and laughter to anyone who will listen. The never-ending list of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews whom she rejoiced in their life accomplishments and successes kept her busy. She was proud to be their Aunt Mary.

Please join us for a celebration of a wonderful life and to rejoice her being pain free, Tuesday, April 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Mahoning St., Milton, PA. A viewing in the church will be held Tuesday from 10 – 11: 00 a.m. Interment will follow in Orchard Hills Cemetery and Memorial Park, Shamokin Damn.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 11, 2016




Loren L. “Mossie” Moss, Jr.

Loren L. “Mossie” Moss, Jr., 91, a longtime resident of Montoursville, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living in Boyertown, PA. He was born October 20, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Loren L., Sr. and Mary (Morgan) Moss.

Loren was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He had worked in customer service for the former U.S. Air, AAA, and Spitler S & S. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Eureka Lodge #335 F&AM, and Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104.

Loren is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Tessie M. Weaver; daughter, Linda S. (Terry) Schnable of Gilbertsville; daughter, Lorna L. (Steve) Smith of Williamsport; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad Street, Montoursville with Rev. David B. Letcher officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berks Co. Alzheimer’s Assoc., c/o Chestnut Knoll, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown, PA 19512.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 5, 2016

Elizabeth A. Amos

It is with much sadness and heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our wonderful mother Elizabeth A. Amos. Her sweet and kind personality will leave a void in the many lives that she touched over her 88 young years. She passed away at her home of 53 years in the care of her loving children.

Elizabeth A. Amos, 88, of Montoursville, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at her home. She was born May 18, 1927 in Wilkes-Barre a daughter of Thomas F. and Emily Davis Flannery.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, painting, reading, and especially loved her grandchildren.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; sisters, Ruth Shepris, Catherine Lenahan, Margaret Kowalchick, and brother, John Flannery

She is survived by her son, Thomas (Beth) Amos of Williamsport; daughter, Diane (Ken) Emick of Montoursville; sister, Ann Saporios of Exeter; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday April 8, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St. Montoursville with the Rev. John K. Manno as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to either: the church, or to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, c/o Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 5, 2016

Shirley M. Gentzyel

Shirley M. Gentzyel, 79, of Lewisburg, formerly of Renovo, died Monday, April 04, 2016 at Riverwoods, Lewisburg.

She was born on May 26, 1936 in Renovo and was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Pearl (Drake) Gentzyel.

Shirley was a member of the 7th Street United Methodist Church, Renovo and the Sons of Italy Renovo Chapter. She enjoyed telling stories, playing bingo, shopping and participating in the different activities that were available at Riverwoods.

Shirley is survived by one brother and sister-in-law; Donald E. and Charmaine Gentzyel of North Bend, two nephews; Robert (Heather) Smith and Kevin Smith both of Montandon and one great niece; Shiann Reed of New Bethlehem.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her companion of many years; Charles Rudoulf and one sister; Linda L. Smith.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Albright Care Services, benevolent care fund, 90 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Private services for Shirley will be held at the convenience to the family. Burial will take place in North Bend Cemetery, North Bend.

Arrangements are being handled by Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth Street, Renovo.

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Posted: April 6, 2016




Ann Marie Wood

Ann Marie Wood, 82, of 11 S. Washington St., Muncy died Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Ann Marie was born in Williamsport on April 8, 1934, a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Anna (Bock) Sartori. On December 4, 1970 she married Mark Wood, who survives.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy.

Ann Marie was employed at the former Montgomery Mills and Sams Club, Muncy. She also spent many years babysitting.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki and Dave Chesney, of Rose Valley, Kay Barkley, of Hughesville, and Gale and Brian Healy, of Muncy; one grandson, Adam Sholtis; two granddaughters, Angela Foltz and Anna Sholtis; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Foltz, USN; one great-grandson, Evan David Sholtis, and his mother, Tara Harris; one brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Ruthann Sartori; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kathleen and Tony DiSalvo and Andrewleen O’Connor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Sartori; and one sister, Ellen Kilpatrick.

Friends will be received from to 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating.

Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to either the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA 17756; or the Lycoming County S.P.C.A. 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (online at www.stjude.org).

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

 

Posted: April 5, 2016

Jacob Daniel Hunsinger, Jr.

Jacob Daniel Hunsinger, Jr., 68, of Lock Haven passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Born in Charlton on November 15, 1947, he was the son of the late Jacob Daniel and Sarah Rhine Hunsinger, Sr.

Jake entered the United States Air Force in 1965, serving until he was honorably discharged in 1967.

He was a painter and did various other contracting jobs as well.

Jake was a member of the 40&8 Voiture Locale 903 where he held positions including Grand Chef de Train at the State level and Chef de Gare at the local level. He took great pride in the 40&8 locomotive, “Locy,” which he enjoyed driving in parades. He also looked forward to taking “Locy” to the Special Olympics in State College each June where he would shuttle the participants to their various activities and give them apples and pins.

He was also a member of the American Legion Post 131 where he served as Vice Commander for several years.

Surviving is a daughter, Melissa Confer of Lock Haven; a son, Sean Hunsinger of Harrisburg; a step-daughter, Laura Gleckner of McElhattan; a step-son, Harold (Jenny) Leupold of Mill Hall; a brother, John Hunsinger of Lock Haven; two grandchildren, Jared Confer of Avis and Alisha Confer of Lock Haven; three step-grandchildren: Sophie Leupold, Gavin Leupold, and Kaci Gleckner; two great grandsons, Kaleb and Jared Confer; and two nieces, Tracie Heller of Mill Hall and Bobbie Jo Hunsinger of Lock Haven.

In addition to his parents, Jake was preceded in death by four siblings: Mary J. Rafter, Clarence Hunsinger, Sarah Jane Hunsinger, and an infant sister, Francis Hunsinger.

A funeral service including a ceremony by the 40&8 will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1 P.M. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Green Valley Cemetery, Hughesville.

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 contributions may be made to either the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc. to help with funeral expenses or the Special Olympics.

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

 

Posted: April 5, 2016

Ada J. Bower

Ada J. Bower, 94, formerly of Muncy, died Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown.

Born March 24, 1922 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Florence (Shook) Houseknecht. She and her husband, Robert Kenneth Bower, were married 34 years before his death in July 1985.

Ada was a graduate of Muncy High School. She worked at the former Sylvania, Montoursville and retired in 1984 from International Furniture, Montoursville where she worked as an upholsterer.

Ada was of Christian faith.

She was a member of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies.

Ada enjoyed playing Bingo.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Alice and Raymond Hawke, of Middletown and Mildred “Tootie” Harner, of Pennsdale; five grandchildren, Tiffany Nail and her husband, Matthew, Mark, Kenny, and Ann Harner and Melissa Orr; and one great-grandson, Zane Nail.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son-in-law, Dick Harner, a brother, Albert Houseknecht and a sister, Alberta Walton.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert W. Rice, pastor of Muncy Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Frey Village Nursing Center, 1020 N. Union St., Middletown, PA 17057.

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

 

Posted: April 5, 2016




Elizabeth A. “Betty” Allison

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Allison, 94, of Williamsport died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at ManorCare, Jersey Shore, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness.

Betty was born February 28, 1922, in South Williamsport, a daughter of the late Reuben A. and Lena (Hamm) Eck. Her husband, Donald B. Allison passed away April 22, 1981.

Betty was as member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport Area High School, Class of 1941. She was employed by the Williamsport Area School District as a cafeteria worker for 20 years.

Betty is survived by two children, William (Laurie) Allison, Berwick and Dona (Walt) Palmeter, Haneyville, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Bernard Eck.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

Kathrine G. Kerver

Kathrine G. Kerver, 84, of Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport.

Born September 8, 1931 in Ridge Valley, she was a daughter of the late Rhine D. and Lizzie (Garges) Nace. She and her husband, Franklin D. Kerver, would have celebrated 30 years marriage on August 2, 2016.

Kathrine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an active member of the Millview Wesleyan Church and the Millview Missionary Society.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are seven children, Charles F. (Sandra) Roth of East Greenville, Donald R. Jr. (Stephanie) Roth, of Reading, Robert L. Roth of Coplay, Jeffrey A. Roth of Red Hill, Michael S. (Diane) Kerver of Franconia, Betty Lou (Terry) Fulmer of Orlando, FL, and Beth Ann (Dean) Bieber of Daytona, FL; a sister, Arlene G. (Robert) Kulp of Telford; 21 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Kathrine was preceded in death by her first husband of 21 years, Donald R. Roth; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister; and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with Rev. William J. Hargenrader, officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Red Hill. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Millview Missionary Society, 6575 Route 87, Forksville, PA 18616.

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

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

Clarence R. “Bud” Schaffer, Jr.

Clarence R. “Bud” Schaffer, Jr., 76, of Plunketts Creek Twp., passed away Monday, April 4, 2016 at his home. He was born September 29, 1939 in Pine Grove, PA a son of Clarence R. Sr. and Pauline Murphy Schaffer.

Clarence worked for Blairs Saw Mill; he enjoyed bird watching and loved his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Hazel L. Lewis; his son, Christopher L. (Shelly), Sr. of Barbours; brothers, Jack (Darla) Schaffer of Montgomery, Russell Schaffer of South Williamsport, and Rick (Lori) Stradley of South Williamsport; sisters, Gail Schaffer of South Williamsport and Norma (Bill) Yeagle of South Williamsport; grandsons, Christopher Jr. and Cody Schaffer, and three great grandchildren, Melanie, Payton, and Cody Jr.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: April 4, 2016




Alberta J. “Bert” (Hersh) Rice

Alberta J. “Bert” (Hersh) Rice, 79, of Jersey Shore, died on Friday, April 01, 2016 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

She was married on May 1, 1955 to Stewart A. Rice, who survives, and they have celebrated 60 years as husband and wife.

Alberta was born on June 30, 1936 in Jersey Shore and was the daughter of the late Merle F. and Adeline (Nichols) Hersh. She graduated from Jersey Shore High School, class of 1954. She was a dedicated homemaker and attended the Mountain View Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Jersey Shore. She was a kitchen manager at the Walnut Street Christian School and enjoyed computer classes. She was very family oriented.

In addition to her husband Stewart, she is survived by one son; Howard F. Rice (Cheryl A.) of Jersey Shore, one daughter; Jean M. Rice (Constance A.) of S. Williamsport, two grandchildren; Brian F. Rice and Angela M. Rice, four great-grandchildren; JoRay A. Griffiths, Corbin F. Rice, Isaac B. Rice and Jasmine M. Rice, one brother; Warren F. Hersh (Donna) of Harrisonburg, VA and one sister; Helen Beaver of Watsontown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Yvonne Blakely, Eva Harer and Alice DeLong.

There will be a public viewing 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend George C. Grossman will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Woodward Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mountain View Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1515 Cemetery St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

 

Floyd S. Liddick

Floyd S. Liddick, 78, of Williamsport, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Rose View Center.

Born May 2, 1937 in Linden, he was a son of the late Clarence and Alice Metzger Liddick.

Floyd was the Maintenance Supervisor for the Williamsport Water Authority and retired after 38 years of service.

Floyd was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and the Dog Run Hunting Club. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and horses, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lois Mae (Lockcuff) Liddick, children, Susan Metzger (Mark) of Linden, Sheryl Shirn (David) of Williamsport, Sylvia Shumbat (Timothy) of Williamsport, Stacia Madigan (Dean) of Towanda, Floyd Liddick, Jr. (Angela) of Fayetteville, NC, 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother Elwood Liddick.

A funeral service to honor the life of Floyd will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Buchanan Baptist Church, 3240 Grimesville Road, Linden with Rev. Robert W. Regan, officiating. The Family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave. Williamsport.

Interment will be in Buchanan Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Buchanan Baptist Church, 1231 Huling Road, Linden, PA 17744, or to the Susquehanna Health Foundation C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

The family would like to thank Dr. Nesbitt, Susquehanna Hospice, The Gatehouse and Rose View Center for all of the special care they gave to Floyd.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

Alma Jean Snyder

Alma Jean Snyder, 81, of Muncy, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born September 24, 1934 in Muncy Valley, she was a daughter of the late Jason A. and Glenna M. (Barto) Montague. Her husband of 29 years, Jesse K. Snyder, preceded her in death on October 13, 1981.

Alma Jean was a loving mother, friend, and mentor, who was always there for those in need. She also provided joy and comfort to hundreds of people each year through her card ministry.

She was employed as a secretary for several local businesses, before retiring in 2012 from the Law Office of Howard J. Langdon. Alma Jean was an active member of the Moreland Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for 13 years. In addition, she taught Sunday School, served as a Deaconess, as editor of the church newsletter, and held various other positions over the years. She was a member of the East Lycoming Historical Society, the former Lady Hughes Rebekah Lodge No. 215, and served two terms on the East Lycoming School Board. Alma Jean also enjoyed traveling, and attending church conferences.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane K. (Terry) Little of Muncy, and Tina L. (Steve) Worley of Tolleson, AZ; two sons, Timothy Snyder of Muncy, and David T. (Roschele) Snyder of Unityville; two sisters, Janet L. (Clarence) Lore of Unityville, and Betty Ann (Harvey Jr.) Sullivan of Hughesville; a brother-in-law, Gary R. Houseknecht of Muncy Valley; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Lupold and Judith Snyder, both of Muncy;12 grandchildren;16 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her husband and parents, Alma Jean was preceded in death by a sister, Lois J. Houseknecht; a great-granddaughter, Abigale Fenstermaker; and two brothers-in-law, Gene Lupold and Lester Snyder.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, with Rev. Robert Ingraham officiating. Burial will follow in the Moreland Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the church.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Moreland Baptist Church, 118 Moreland Baptist Rd., Muncy, PA 17756.

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 4, 2016




Emily G. “Gail” (Decker) Norman

Emily G. “Gail” (Decker) Norman, 81, of Muncy and formerly of Jersey Shore, died on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

She was born on August 21, 1934 in Charlton and was a daughter of the late Frank L. and Evelyn V. (Smithgall) Decker. Gail graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1952. She had worked for Bell Telephone, Jersey Shore from 1952 – 1957, Williamsport Intercept Office from 1982 – 1983, Part-time for 20 years with Harer Photo in the store and helping her uncle take school pictures in area schools from 1960 – 1980’s, owned and operated Cliff’s Service Center for over 25 years and then retired from Highmark Blue Shield in 1997. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jersey Shore since 1946. She participated in many state bowling tournaments and also 6 National bowling tournaments. Gail enjoyed bowling, crocheting, local sports, sending cards and feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Most of all, she was very big on family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, concerts and events.

Gail is survived by three daughters; Christy L. Fish (Bob) of Muncy, Janice E. “Sam” Woodward (Dan) of Jersey Shore and Cindy S. Norman of Muncy, six grandchildren; Brynn Stark, Samantha Miller, Beth Woodward, Adam Fish, Ben Fish and Callie Fish, three great-grandchildren; Ava Madison Budd, Mya Elizabeth Fish and Daniel Richard Stark, one step great-granddaughter; Kaylanah Stark, two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Jean M. Decker and Lois Peterman, two brothers; Dean and Glenn Decker, one great-granddaughter; Emily Elizabeth Woodward and aunt and uncle; Charley and Dolly Harer.

There will be a public viewing from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 and again from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. Pastor R. Kenneth Weiss will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 236 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

Send Condolences at www.rearickcarpenter.com

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

Julie Ann Artley

Julie Ann Artley, 52, of Muncy, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Born December 11, 1963 in Muncy, she was a daughter of James Frank and the late Jacqueline Alice (Hicks) Artley.

In addition to her father, she is survived by two daughters, Amber Artley of Muncy and Alicia McClure of San Diego, CA; a son, Andrew Artley of Muncy; and a brother, Donald L. Artley of Muncy.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Sunday, April 10, at Christian Life Fellowship, 2585 State Route 405, Muncy, PA 17756, with a meal following.

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

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

Helen E. Kreppenneck

Helen E. Kreppenneck, 100, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Susquehanna Health Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Unit at Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Hughesville, Lycoming County, PA, on Wednesday, November 3, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Olive (Seid) Barto.

She was the widow of Carson D. Kreppenneck who preceded her in death on September 9, 1994.

Helen was a 1935 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School.

She was a member of the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church at Montgomery, PA, for over 75 years, had taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Triple M Sunday school class. Helen especially enjoyed flower gardening and was an accomplished seamstress. She was a volunteer runner for Meals On Wheels well into her 80's and made teddy bears as a volunteer for the Muncy Valley Hospital.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Eileen L. and husband Terrance Klemick, Montgomery, PA; Janice and husband Roland Fiester, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren, Mark Klemick, Elkland, PA; Lori and husband Kenneth Mitchell, Mansfield, PA; Kelly and husband Matt Brown, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and Karen and husband Kevin Priestley, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by six brothers, Calvin, Carl, Charles, Ralph "Pat", Paul and Arthur Barto and six sisters, Ethel Barto, Jean Louise Barto, Lois Barto, Clara Umpstead, Kathryn LaForme and Mazie Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted from the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 with Reverend Viking E. Dietrich, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the church. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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 4, 2016




Tamela Rae Smith

Tamela Rae Smith, 56, of Williamsport, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born October 3, 1959 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Stanley and Frances (Wesneski) Wilston.

Tamela was a graduate of Williamsport High School. She worked for the Law Firm of Elion, Wayne, Greico, Carlucci, and Shipman where she worked as a “runner” and as “The Organizer” of the office.

Tamela had a special talent for gardening. She loved taking care of her house where she had many gatherings for her friends and she enjoyed her trips to Mohegan Sun. She loved her dog Dejah and being with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Williamsport, are her husband William C. Smith with whom she celebrated 15 years of marriage with on October 7, 2000, a daughter Terri L. Wilston-Bashnick, two grandchildren Sophia and Skylar, and a sister Gail Mahaffey (Mark) of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Tamela will be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary.

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

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: April 1, 2016

Murray M. Randall, Jr.

Murray (Randy) M. Randall, Jr., 76, of Hughesville died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at ManorCare North. He and his wife the former Carol Britton were married on June 10, 1989.

He was born on July 29, 1939 in Tioga and was the son of Murray M., Sr. and Ida Haxton Randall.

Randy served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963 until 1967.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a step-son Rodney E. Starr of Williamsport.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. with Pastor Robert McKenzie officiating. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

 

Posted: April 4, 2016

 

Floyd R. Eberlin

Floyd R. Eberlin, 81, of Dushore, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at The Highlands Care Center, Laporte.

Born October 10, 1934 in Wilmot Twp., he was a son of the late Floyd D. and Neva U. (Bailey) Eberlin. He and his wife, the former Ida Lucille Wheaton, would have celebrated 36 years of marriage on November 10, 2016.

Floyd started his military career with the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer, having served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his retirement he was employed at Bill's Hardware, Dushore, and delivered eggs locally. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilmot, and he enjoyed reading and riding his motorcycle.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sisters, Marian Voda and Melvia D. Stoothoff, both of Dushore; a brother, Zade (Dolores) Eberlin of New Albany; a step-son, Alfred A. (Joanna) DeRemer of Factoryville; two step-daughters, Claudia (Don) Root, and Angela Turner, both of Tunkhannock; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy E. Adams, and Reva A. Adams; and two brothers, Kurtis and Edmund Eberlin.

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

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 116 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore.

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

 

Posted: April 4, 2016




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