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Obituaries ~ August 2015
 



Frances M. Klein

Frances M. Klein, 84, of Hughesville died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Muncy Valley Hospital.

Frances was born May 29, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Francis V. and Hilda L. (Selder) Rice. November 23, 1949, she married Robert W. Klein, who died September 17, 2007.

Frances was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Montoursville. She graduated from South Hills High School, Class of 1949 and enjoyed travelling and needlepoint.
Frances is survived by a daughter, Cindy L. (Carl) Schultz, Muncy; two sons, Robert F. Klein, Tampa, FL and William V. (Rhonda) Klein, New Stanton; and a grandson, William R. Klein.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville by Rev. David B. Letscher. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Muncy Valley Hospital, 215 E. Water St., Muncy, PA 17756 or Bethany Lutheran Church, 369 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015

Phyllis Buckingham Shafer

Phyllis Buckingham Shafer, 88, of Linden, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Rose View Center.

Phyllis taught English at Williamsport High School.

Phyllis read extensively, loved history and had a penchant for travel and adventure. Phyllis and her second husband, Bob Shafer, travelled around the world. Late in life, Phyllis taught English in China.

Phyllis is survived by her son L. Jay Buckingham, III and his wife Bea, son Michael and his wife Kwi, daughter Ruth and her husband Bruce, daughter Tara and eleven grandchildren. Also remembered at this time are Ruth Cobb, Phyllis' sister of the heart, Ruth's husband Cal and their family and Bob Shafer's family including his daughter Cheryl, sons Chris and Curtis and Bob's grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by husband L. Jay Buckingham, husband Bob Shafer, son-in-law Bob Mayes, step-son Craig Shafer and her brothers Mike and Bernard.

A funeral service to honor the life of Phyllis will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will be in Trout Run Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Lycoming College Scholarship Fund 700 College Place Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015

Carol Ann Pearsall

Carol Ann Pearsall, 62, of 113 N. Washington St., Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Carol was born in Lock Haven on January 1, 1953, the daughter of the late Robert McDermit and Janet Keister.

She was a 1970 graduate of Lock Haven High School.

On November 5, 1972 in Lock Haven, Carol married Wayne D. Pearsall, who survives.
Carol was employed as a Social Services Coordinator for STEP, Inc. from 1984 to 2003. She also worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Highland Cemetery Association as a Records Custodian.

Carol enjoyed reminiscing with Facebook friends on the “Growing up in Lock Haven” page and researching local history. She also liked tending to her flower gardens and had won the “Garden of the Month” award multiple times. Most of all, Carol loved spending time with children, especially during Halloween.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Ann Marie McLaughlin of Lock Haven; two sons, Cameron Lee (Denae) Pearsall of Lock Haven and Clinton Andrew (Jennifer) Pearsall of Castanea; a brother, George McDermit of Florida; two step-brothers, Jeff Fritts of Lock Haven and Eddie McDermit of Erie; and four grandchildren, Kaylee Ann Pearsall, Devin Pettingill, Erin Marie McLaughlin and Malerie Mosier.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa 17745.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Highland Cemetery Association.

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

 

Posted: August 31, 2015




Eileen K. Markel

Eileen K. Markel, 92, of Williamsport, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Williamsport Home.

Born Oct. 11, 1922, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Lawrence J. and Ocie (Craven) King. Eileen married the late Robert L. Markel on July 17, 1940, and together they shared 66 years of marriage before his passing on March 20, 2007.

Eileen was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School. She retired from GTE Sylvania after 40 years of service. Eileen was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. She enjoyed knitting, shopping, music, reading, football, gardening and her fur granddogs.

Surviving are four children, Nancy M. (John) Sbordone, of Stuart, Fla., Diane M. Horn, of Williamsport, and Karen M. (Alan) DeBrody, of Williamsport, and R. Scott (Kate) Markel, of Center Reach, Long Island, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Lisa Riviello, Lauren Sbordone and Ryan Markel.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles F. Horn Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Eileen will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In keeping with her wishes visitation will be private.

Memorial contributions in Eileen’s name can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015

Warren J. "Jake" Straub Jr.

Warren J. "Jake" Straub Jr., 82, of Williamsport, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his home.

Born Dec. 29, 1932, in Sunbury, Warren was the son of the late Warren and Anna Ruth (Miller) Straub Benfer. He married the former Mary Lou Sheets on June 30, 1951, and together they shared 61 years of marriage before Mary Lou’s passing on July 7, 2012.

Warren attended Williamsport High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired after 30 plus years of service from Anchor Darling Valve where he worked as a machinist. His greatest passion was spending time with his family who referred to him as Jake, Pap and Pops. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, long car rides, camping at the river lot and traveling. Warren was a member of the Lone Spring Hunting Club and bowled in many leagues for a number of years.

Surviving are five children, Michael (Judy) Straub, of Oval, Rebecca (Lee) Mitstifer, of Liberty, William (Kathy) Straub, of Rauchtown, Carol (Lynn) Mitstifer, of Liberty, and Dennis (Cindy) Straub, of South Williamsport; eight grandchildren, David, Kevin, Jason, Wendy, Lori, Vanessa, Shelby and Jake; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services to honor the life of Warren will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport, with the Rev. Lenore C. Hosier, officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery with full military honors.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015

Madeline B. 'Maddy' DeVito

Madeline B. "Maddy" DeVito, 93, formerly of Duboistown and Nippenose Valley, died August 27, 2015, at ManorCare, Jersey Shore.

She was born November 29, 1921, in Bigler, a daughter of the late Robert W. and Mayme Bartlebaugh Hoover. April 1, 1950, she married to Thomas G. DeVito, who died in 1990.

She was a member of Trinity Gospel Church, Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1939. Earlier in life she had been a waitress at the former Court Grill and later cared for homes along with her husband. Maddy enjoyed cooking and had one of the first homes decorated on Candy Cane Lane.

Maddy is survived by two daughters, Kay Marie (Joe) Deibler, Fleetwood and Toni L. Miller (Chip Cannon), Jersey Shore; son, Jerry W. (Donna) McCallus, Williamsport; four grandchildren, Jerry Jr., Colleen, Shawn and Emily; three great-grandchildren, Conor, Riley and Rhiannon; a brother, Robert P. (Mary Ann) Hoover and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Maddy was preceded in death by four siblings, Carl Hoover, Elwood Hoover, Kathryn Snyder and Arlene Glosser.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015




Richard C. Haas

Richard C. Haas, 81, of Loyalsock Township, died peacefully at home Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; a well-respected businessman; and a dedicated public servant.

Born on Jan. 14, 1934, to Valentine and Theresa Lorsong Haas, Richard lived his entire life within 100 yards of his birthplace.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Suzanne Stuempfle Hessert Haas. He also is survived by his children, David V. (Joan Marie) Haas, of Annapolis, Md.; Catherine H. Taub, of Columbus, Ohio; Marc A. (Diane) Haas, of Montoursville; Mark S. (Cheri) Hessert, of Greenville, N.C.; Donald E. (Janet) Hessert II, of Loyalsock Township; and a daughter-in-law, Sheila Kimble-Haas of France. Also surviving are grandchildren, Jessi (Jea) Ayrer, of Houston, Texas; Benjamin (Marla Mitchell) and Casey Haas, of Montoursville; Catherine Haas, of Annapolis; Jacob and Gabriel Taub, of Columbus; Nicholas and Tyler Hessert, Derek and Amy (Adam Aloisio) Bower, all of Williamsport; and Logan (Amanda) Hessert, of Greenville and a great-grandchild, Noah Aloisio; a sister, Geraldine Cybulski, of York; a sister-in-law, Theresa Haas, and brothers-in-law John F. (Marian) Stuempfle, Jr.and Michael I. (Kathy) Steumpfle, all of Loyalsock.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two children, Richard C. (Ric) Haas II and Deborah J. Bower; a son-in-law Peter C. Taub; a brother, Robert V. Haas, and a sister, Josephine Staron.

He was a charter member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Richard was a graduate of the former St. Mary’s High School in Williamsport, Lycoming College with a BA degree, and Bucknell University with an MBA. He began his financial career with Sylvania Electronics and Brodart before embarking on a 32-year career as controller for Montour Auto (Oil) Service Company in Montoursville. Dick’s extensive public service career started with serving on the Loyalsock Township School Board. He spent more than 30 years as a member of the Loyalsock Township Board of Supervisors, the majority of which he served as chairman of the supervisors. During his tenure on the Board, Dick served on numerous committees, including the Library Committee, the Regional Sanitary Committee, the Williamsport Area Community College Tuition Commission and the Finance, Personnel and Intergovernmental Committees.

He was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, serving on the Finance Committee and the Over 10,000 Population Committee. Additionally, he was a regional director of the former Sovereign Bank, a member of the Lycoming County Planning Commission (where he served as Treasurer), the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League and Alliance 2000. Dick was also the past President of the Lycoming County Association of Township Officials. Renown throughout local government circles for his management style, as well as his organizational and financial insights, he was recognized for his "exemplary record of service" in 2007 by an official citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and honored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Superior Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of the 2007 Lycoming County Government Distinguished Public Service Award. Loyalsock Township honored his many years of service by dedicating the new picnic pavilion at Short Park in his honor. At the time of his death, Dick was still a member of the Lycoming County Sewer Authority Board. A public servant through and through, he recently quipped his favorite hobby was the opportunity to "serve on committees."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1220 Northway Road, Williamsport, with his pastor, the Rev. John J. Victoria officiating.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport. The rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions be made in Richard’s name to a charity of one's choice.

 

Posted: August 31, 2015

Shirley A. (Miller) Haas Bredbenner

Shirley A. (Miller) Haas Bredbenner, 80, of Milton, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born in Milton on December 17, 1934 and was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Beatrice (Erb) Miller.

Shirley married the late Robert Moyer Haas on August 02, 1953 and they celebrated 45 years of marriage together until his death on October 09, 1998.  Shirley later married her long time companion, the late William C. Bredbenner, III on October 13, 2009.  

She was a graduate of the Milton Area High School Class of 1952.  Shirley was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Milton for over 50 years and was very active with her Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Christian Woman’s Club, TOPS and the Milton Senior Center.  Early in life Shirley was a Girl Scout leader and was a part of the Haas family apple orchard.

Shirley enjoyed bingo, camping at Ft. Boone Campground, Milton, playing cards, making apple pies, cooking, doing crafts, gardening, her pets and eating ice cream at McDonalds.  Most of all Shirley was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.

Shirley is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Joseph R. and Jennifer Haas of Milton, one daughter; Angela L. Shively of Winfield, six grandchildren; Stacey Shively Kepler, Courtney Haas, Nicholas Shively, Blaine Haas, Amanda Rivera and Kristine Rivera, two great grandchildren; Kale Yost and Adalynne Haas, two half brothers; Emerson Bordner, Jr. and Robert Bordner.

In addition to her parents, first and second husbands, Shirley was preceded in death by one son-in-law; Van Shively.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market Street, Milton, PA 17847.

A public viewing will be held 10:00 – 11:00am, Tuesday, September 01, 2015 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 102 Lower Market Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dale Hippensteel officiating.  Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery, Milton.  Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: August 31, 2015

Robert T. Smeak

Robert T. Smeak, 68, of South Williamsport, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at his home surrounded by family.

Born May 30, 1947, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Lawrence P. and Betty (Chubb) Smeak.

Bob was a 1965 graduate of Williamsport High School. During his school years he was active in scouting, achieving the title of Eagle Scout. He continued to work with the Boy Scout program for many years into his adult life.

Early in life Bob worked for Carey-McFalls and Vidmar before working for Carroll’s food service where he became a supervisor. He then attended Lock Haven University majoring in mathematics, and earned a master’s degree in administration from Johns Hopkins University.

Following his schooling Bob began a career in education in Montgomery County, Md., where he taught math at White Oak Junior High. He later became supervisor in Montgomery County when he was asked to begin a special math program at Takoma Park Middle School. The program grew under Bob’s guidance and he was then promoted to program director. Following his years at Takoma Park Middle School, Bob became the assistant principal at Farquhar Middle School from which he retired in 1992. Bob made many dear friends during his years in education who loved his dedication and great sense of humor.

During retirement, Bob and his wife Donna, spent much of their time taking trips. They enjoyed the National Parks, England, cruises with friends and relaxing in Siesta Key, Fla., at their condominium on the beach. Bob’s homes in both Pennsylvania and Florida were always open to family and friends where he was sure to share his quick wit and generous spirit.

Surviving in addition to Bob’s wife Donna, are a sister, Gail (Jim) Huggins, of Williamsport; his brother-in-law, Robert Droste, of New Jersey; his nephews, Mark Huggins, of Williamsport and Keith (Melanie) Huggins, of Williamsport and their three children Natalie, Katelyn and Sarah.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bob will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport. Bob’s wishes were to be shot in fireworks over Siesta Key, but burial will take place in Wildwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Susquehanna Health Foundation, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, memo: Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice or to Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 31, 2015




Larry L. Kiess Sr.

Larry L. Kiess Sr., 60, of Muncy Valley, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born March 7, 1955 in Muncy, he was a son of George W. and the late Marie Speary Kiess. He and his wife, the former Kimberly D. Meyer, celebrated 41 years of marriage on February 23, 2015.

Larry was a logger for many years and was previously employed with George Wettlaufer Sr. and Sons Logging and Richard Jordan Logging before begging his 26 year career with HRI, Inc., where he was currently employed. He was a member of the North Mountain Sportsman’s Association, the Muncy Valley Area Vol. Fire Co., and the Hawk Hunting Club.

He enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball, hunting, riding four wheelers, playing softball and golfing. However, one of Larry’s greatest joys was spending time with his family, friends, and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and father, are a daughter, daughter, Katlyn M. Kiess of NH; four sisters, Sharol D. Ledger of Muncy Valley, Jane L. (Warren) Hall of Williamsport, Shirley M. Kiess of TN, and Kelly R. (George) Wettlaufer of Muncy Valley; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer L. Kiess of Dushore; two granddaughters, Alexis L. Kiess of Dushore, and Bailey L. Shoemaker-Kiess of NH; and a step-mother, Vivian L. Kiess of Millville.

In addition to his mother, Larry was preceded in death by a son, Larry L. Kiess Jr.; a sister, Sherry M. Kiess; and two brothers, Wayne M. Kiess and Brady L. Hartman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 30, at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the Muncy Valley Area Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 9, Muncy Valley, PA 17758 or the Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA 17758 or the Larry L. Kiess Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 124, Eagles Mere, PA 17731.

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

 

Posted: August 28, 2015

Elizabeth G. Steward

Elizabeth G. Steward, 87, a resident of Montgomery, PA, left this world on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, Hardin County, TN, on Saturday, September 10, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James Irvin and Vera Sylvia (Austin) Green.

Elizabeth was the wife of Charles W. "Bill" Steward with whom she celebrated a 69th wedding anniversary on August 3, 2015. She was a graduate of Northside High School at Jackson, TN. Elizabeth was a devoted homemaker and housewife.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church at Montgomery, PA where she was a former youth coordinator, Sunday school teacher and member of the Methodist Women's Fellowship. Elizabeth was a former Girl Scout troop leader, president of OUE (Organizations United for the Environment) and a founder of the community relations board for Allenwood Federal Corrections Facility. She had also volunteered for the community crisis helpline service, Help Yourself.

In addition to her husband she is survived by seven children, Judith Elizabeth and husband Robert Wertz, Middleburg, PA; Suzanne and husband Tom Hinkle, Harrison, TN; Charles "Toby" and wife Susan Steward, Cogan Station, PA; Daniel and wife Lori Steward, Lyman, SC; Deborah and husband Larry Stout, Montgomery, PA; Cynthia and husband Michael Morningstar, Lewisburg, PA; Clayton Steward, Meridian, MS; two siblings, Larry (Dot) Green, Jackson, TN; Doris Ann Landers, Jackson, TN. Elizabeth is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Irvin Green, Jr., her grandson, Michael Hinkle and a great-grandbaby, Michael Hinkle.

A celebration of her life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 41 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with Virginia Bailey, her pastor, officiating. All are welcome to attend. A time of fellowship will follow in the church social hall.

The graveside committal service will be conducted in the Green Lawn Memorial Park on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 41 West Houston Avenue, Montgomery, PA 17752.

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

 

Posted: August 28, 2015

Allan Nelson Young, III

Allan Nelson Young, III, 54, passed away un-expectantly August 26, 2015 at his home in York. Nelson was born in Williamsport on April 25, 1961.

Nelson attended The Haverford School in Haverford, PA, The Mercerburg Academy, and graduated from Williamsport Area High School in 1980. Nelson then attended, and graduated from Susquehanna University where he continued his passion for swimming as a member of the swim team. He then served in the United States Army for three years based in Amberg, Germany.

Upon his return to the United States Nelson settled in York where he began a successful career teaching History, English, and coaching golf and swimming for the Eastern York School District.

Nelson is survived by his mother, Margaret “Nan” Young; sister Holly (Steve) Bogart; brother William T. Young, and nephew Eric and niece Ashley.

He was predeceased by his father, Allan Nelson Young, Jr. in October of 2014.

A celebration of Nelson’s life will occur 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 113 Marker Drive, Montoursville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Haverford School, 450 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA 19041.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 28, 2015




James Oliver Remick

James Oliver Remick, 80, of Trout Run, passed away at his home on Sunday August 23, 2015, after a long illness, with his loving family surrounding him.

He was born in Williamsport on September 17, 1934 to Oliver Bruce and Rhea (Kling) Remick . His mother died when he was 7 days old. His stepmother, Jane, raised him.

He joined the Air Force in 1952, 17 years old ,and after training, was sent to Germany,and from there to France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, French Morocco, South Africa, Iran, Iraq, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Azores, Demark, Sweden and Holland. His unit was AACS 4th I &.M., whose job it was to erect towers for communications. He was discharged in June of 1956 and was always proud of his service.

He was employed at Lisowski Lawn and Mower Shop in Montoursville, Rhone’s Travel Trailers in Cogan Station and Black Bear Truss Co. in Cogan Station. He served as Lewis Township Supervisor from 1977 to 1987. He and his wife co-authored four books on the “History of Lewis Township”.

He married the former Beatrice Laudenslager November 16, 1958, almost 57 yrs ago, in Paradise,Pa. She survives him along with children: Tacie Rebecca Remick of Drexel Hill,Pa.,Teresa Lea Kurtyan (Mike) and granddaughter Jamie Lea of Maple Shade NJ., Oliver Bruce Remick(Christine) and granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth and Ashley Alexis of Buena, N.J. and Tammi Remick of Hughesville, a sister, Connie Winters, of Kississmee, Florida, brothers Keith Gay of Cortland ,N.Y. and Marlin (Doc) Remick of Trout Run.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ronald Remick of Cogan Station.

Graveside services will be held on September 12, 2015 at 1pm in the Trout Run Cemetery with full military honors. Following the service lunch will be served at The Trout Run Volunteer Fire Co.

Memorial contributions in James’s memory can be made to The Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County, Guard of Honor, P.O. Box 3232, Williamsport,Pa. 17701-0232.

Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Posted: August 27, 2015

Tracy L. Winder Heaton

Tracy L. Winder Heaton, 41, of Hughesville, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Bloomsburg Hospital.

Born January 20, 1974 in Danville, she was a daughter of Elizabeth L. Clark and the late Rex L. Winder.

Tracy loved crafts, dogs, cats, working with the elderly, and above all she enjoyed life and the people in it.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a son, Hadden Heaton of TN; a sister, Angela Engel of Millville; two brothers, James Temple of Lairdsville, and Rex Winder Jr. of Nicholson; and a boyfriend, Ryan Poust.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Ethan Lewis; a brother, Brian Winder; a sister, Charlene Winder; and all of her grandparents.

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

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

 

Posted: August 27, 2015

Shawn C. Sanner

Shawn C. Sanner, 42, of Hughesville died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 as a result of an accident.

Born May 3, 1973 in Williamsport, he is the son of Reba J. (Emmett) Strickland of Lakeland, FL, and the late Barry C. Sanner.  Shawn was predeceased by his wife, Diane L. (Andrews) Sanner on December 20, 2014.  

He was employed by Green Pastures as a Lawn Care and Landscape Specialist, and he was also in the construction trade.  Shawn was a member of many pool playing leagues, the American Legion Post #1, Williamsport, and the 40 et 8 club. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed working with his hands.

Surviving in addition to his mother and step-father are a son, Austin C. Sanner of Hughesville; a brother, Phil R. (Mary) Sanner of Lakeland, FL; a sister, Ambra N. Sanner of Plant City, FL; two step-sons, Travis D. (Yolanda Lyman) Boings of Marshall, NC, Jed A. Boings of Hughesville; a step-daughter, Melinda S. Boings of Hughesville; six grandchildren, Melanie A. Boings, Alexis M. Rowe, Matthew May Jr., Mattionna O. May, Zaiden D. Boings, and Andrew A. Boings.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Robert Ingram officiating.  Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Friends may pay their respects from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shawn’s name to: McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, PA 17737. 

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

 

Posted: August 28, 2015




James F. “Jim” Cartwright

James F. “Jim” Cartwright, 46, of S. Williamsport passed away Monday, August 24, 2015.

He was born June 20, 1969 in Williamsport, a son of Charles R. and Shirley A. (Donly) Cartwright.

Jim was a graduate of South Williamsport High School.

He was employed for 18 years as a pressman with PA Folding Carton and three years as a fracker with Key Energy.

Jim was a proud member of the Moose Lodge #145.

He enjoyed fishing with his father, watching the Eagles and Phillies play and horseshoe tournament leagues.

Jim is survived by his father and stepmother, Charles and Candy Cartwright, a son, Brent McMahon; his brothers, Jay (Tanya) Rice, Joel E. Rice and stepbrother, Lee Fisher all of Williamsport; his sisters, Sabrina “Beanie” Hamman of Williamsport, Denise (Phil) Grimes of Linden and stepsister, Lisa (Bill) Bilby of Lock Haven, also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother Shirley Cartwright, his brothers, Robert L. Rice, Ricky C. Rice, his sister, Teresa J. Rice and best friend, Jeff Reed, along with several aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation-Hospice 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701

Jim’s Life Celebration service will be held Noon Friday, August 28, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St. Williamsport with Rev. Theodore L. Cockley officiating. A visitation will be from 10am until noon.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

 

Posted: August 25, 2015

Sara B. Brion

Sara B. Brion, 91 of Avis passed away, Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born November 2, 1923 in Jersey Shore, the daughter of Paul E. and Mary Margaret (McCracken) Bierly.

Sara was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and was married to Alfred J. Brion who passed March 9, 1974.

Sara was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Early in life she done payroll for Weldon’s. For years she was Judge of Elections for Pine Creek Twp. And Avis boro.

She was an avid Penn State fan and enjoyed Nascar and word searches.

Her survivors include one daughter, Mary Margaret Hurd of Lock Haven and a son Terry L. Brion of Avis; three grandsons, William A. Hurd, Stephen L. Brion both of Avis, Joshua L. Brion of Harrisburg; three great granddaughters and two great-great granddaughters.

She was predeceased by her brother William Bierly.

In keeping with Sara’s wishes her funeral and interment will be held privately at her family’s convenience.

Her family suggests contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740 or SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

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

 

Posted: August 25, 2015

Ethel M. Page

Ethel M. Page, 98, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing, Lock Haven.

Born on March 8, 1917 in Flemington, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Mae Jennie Fye Wells.

She was married to Samuel A. Page who passed away in 1977.

Ethel was employed by Sylvania in Mill Hall.

She was a wonderful homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Ethel was a member of the Mackeyville Methodist Church.

She was an active member and volunteer at the Mill Hall Senior Center and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Surviving is a son, Frederick (Ruth) Page; a daughter, Diane (Don) Fowler; a daughter-in-law, Susan Page; a sister-in-law, Pauline Wells; twelve grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

Ethel was preceded in death by a son, Donald; a granddaughter, Jamie; a brother, Roy Wells; and three sisters: Pearl Wert, Helen Butler, and Blanche Marasco.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Frank Hartzell officiating. Private burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 26, 2015




Michele S. George

Michele S. George, 50, of Hughesville, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born January 11, 1965 in Williamsport, she is the daughter of Donald F. and Estella A. (Route) George of Hughesville. Michele was a graduate of Hughesville High School and the Pennsylvania College of Technology where she received an associate degree in Mass Communication. She was an avid reader and was active in the Society for Creative Anachronism (T.H.L. Rowan L'Crotha) and enjoyed music, photography, dancing, hiking and camping. She also liked crafts, cooking, baking, embroidery, garage sales and most of all spending time with her family. She had worked at local radio stations for several years.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Brianne R. (James) Foster of Lakewood Ranch, FL; two sons, Riley D.L. (Rebecca) Dunkleberger of Muncy, Grant E. (Jessica Markus) Dunkleberger of Watsontown; a sister Maria "Jo" (Terry) Miller of Hughesville; a grandson Gavin E. Dunkleberger; a step-grandson, Chase E. Markus; and her companion, Nathan E. Sulouff of Muncy., as well as a niece and nephew.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service.

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

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

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Jean I. Bailey

Jean I. Bailey, 87, of Hughesville, died Monday, August 24, 2015 at Wolf Run Village.

Born April 18, 1928 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Ruth (Schenck) Irwin. Jean married William Larue Bailey on June 13, 1953. She was predeceased by William on March 17, 1984.

Jean was graduate of Mt. Lebanon School District and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Waynesburg College. Jean was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was employed as a salesperson at Deisroth’s, the Bon-Ton, and also worked at Montgomery’s Pharmacy. She was an active and faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church, Hughesville. She and her whole family much appreciated the church members who lovingly gave her rides to church each Sunday in her later years. She was active in the community including Walk-a-Thons for the cancer society, and enjoyed volunteering at Community and Church fund raisers. Most of all, Jean loved spending time with friends and family. She also loved walking, flower gardening, arranging flowers, and dogs. With her sense of humor, she loved teasing people. She loved to play cards, especially Crazy Eights with her friends at Wolf Run Village.

She is survived by two sons, William R. (Debbie) Bailey of Brookville, and David I. (Lori) Bailey of Sparta, NJ; a brother, Robert (Sally) Irwin of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren, Brett (Ashley) Bailey of Steelville, MO, Shawn (Kristi) Bailey of Colorado Springs, CO, Courtney Bailey (fiance Erik Squillante) of Sparta, NJ, and Gavin Bailey of Sparta, NJ; and five great-grandchildren, Molly and Will Bailey, of MO, Cameron, Logan, and Brennan Bailey of CO.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, at Christ United Methodist Church, 148 S. Main Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Jane O'Borski officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 27, at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family at www.McCartyThomas.com

 

Posted: August 25, 2015

Wesley N. “Wes” Potts

Wesley N. “Wes” Potts, 25, of Lock Haven, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Lock Haven Hospital.

Wesley was born on September 13, 1989 in Philadelphia and was the son of Annette Shannon of Philadelphia.

He was a graduate of Loyalsock High School, Class of 2007 and had attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He had attended Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Jersey Shore. When he was in high school, he was drum major for the band, and member of the Drama Club, Chorus and Odyssey of the Mind. He was an employee of the Lock Haven Express.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his adopted mother; Murry Potts of Williamsport, one daughter; Casidee Jean Sabatino-Potts of Williamsport and one sister; Annette Laidacker. He was preceded in death by one brother; Shannon A. Potts in 2006.

There will be a public viewing 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport where the funeral will be held at 2 P.M. Pastor Jeff Pennycoff and the Reverend Quintin Blanton will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: August 25, 2015




Tony F. Delfin

Tony F. Delfin, 93, of Muncy, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at ManorCare Health Services, North in Williamsport.

Born May 18, 1922 in San Antonio, TX, he was part of one of the city’s pioneer families, and was proud of his Mexican-American heritage. He was the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Madrid) Delfin. He married the former Sarah Ann Millen on November 2, 1989.

Tony joined the National Guard and went on to serve in China, India, and Burma during the WWII campaign, with the 124th cavalry regiment. While serving he was the recipient of two bronze stars. After returning home he was a controller for a meat packing company in San Antonio, TX. He also played semi-pro baseball with a Spanish-American league in the late 1940’s. He was also the manager of the Muncy Legion Post 268 baseball team and led them to a team championship. In 1961, he joined the U.S. Small Business Administration and was sent to various locations in Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to head up disaster work offices during hurricanes and flooding. In 1975, Tony joined the Cleveland Consumer Affairs office under Mayor Perk. He later became a private financial consultant, a position he held and enjoyed for the rest of his life. Besides coaching local baseball teams in San Antonio and Muncy, he enjoyed playing golf with his grandsons and spending time with his family.

Surviving, in addition to his wife are, three sons; one daughter; two step-daughters; six grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Tony was preceded in death by a son.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

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

 

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Thomas Michael Hall

On August 22, 2015, Thomas Michael Hall passed away following his fight with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Rachel E. (Schmitt) Hall; three children from a previous marriage, Thomas Michael Hall Jr., Carter Maxwell Hall, and Madelyn Kinsey Hall; a brother T. Max Hall III; and his father and step-mother, T. Max and Betty Hall. He was predeceased by his mother, Rita Amanda Hall.

He attended East Lycoming School District, graduating high school in 1985. Michael attended Lycoming College and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in both Business and Economics. He also obtained his Master's Degree from George Washington University in Global Economics.

Michael worked for H&R Software System and Support for 10 years, and AT&T / Bell Laboratories for four years, before returning to his hometown of Williamsport in 1996 where he took a position at Janney Montgomery Scott as a financial advisor. In 2012 Michael moved to the Comprehensive Financial Group where he worked until his passing.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorial contributions may also be made in memory of Michael to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Judy L. Yothers

Judy L. Yothers, 61, of Woolrich passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at her home.

Born in Lock Haven on July 4, 1954 she was the daughter of the late Warren Alfred and Larry Agnes Schrack Reeder.

After graduating from Lock Haven High School, Judy attended Williamsport School of Commerce, earning her Associates Degree in Business.

On March 17, 1995 she married the love of her life, Mark Allen Yothers who survives at home.

For the past 15 years Judy was employed by Susque View Home in the Environmental Services Department.

Judy enjoyed reading, flowers, bird watching on her porch, and playing with her dog. Most of all, though, she cherished the time she spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters: Heidi (Walter) Crouse of Chicago, IL, Amy (Robert) Bowman of Mill Hall, and Brandi (Philip) Yost of Haneyville; eight grandchildren: Andrew Crouse, Walter Crouse, II, Meagen Sweeney, Zachary Williamson, Emma Bowman, Tanner Bowman, Hailey Yost, and Jerome Yost; two brothers, Ward (Judy) Reeder of Swissdale and Warren (Ginny) Reeder of Lock Haven; and four sisters: Maryann Everett of Swissdale, Betty Barler of Williamsport, Ruth (Terry) Breon of Loganton, and Gail (Howard) Kent of Dunnstown.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Horses for Hope through the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 24, 2015




Carol (Young) Dobson

Carol (Young) Dobson, 55, of Newberry, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, after a long illness. She was born on March 1, 1960 in Williamsport.

A lifelong resident of the area, she was the daughter of Robert and Ann (Campbell) Young. Carol was a graduate of South Williamsport Area High School, and she provided joyful service to patrons of Wegmans in Williamsport for many years. In her free time, Carol enjoyed watching her favorite sports teams and TV Shows and had a love for cooking.

Carol will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a kind and generous spirit who cherished spending time with her loved ones, and the company of her dog, Keko. Carol will be fondly remembered for her thoughtfulness, contagious laughter, and unselfish acts of kindness.

She is survived by a son, Justin of Williamsport; a daughter, Brittany of Muncy Valley and her fiancé, Dustin; grandchildren Tyler and Christian, and by three siblings and their families, Debra (Young) and Dalton Smith of Loyalsock Twp., David and Paula (Elliott) Young of Lewisburg, and Bruce Young of Pittsburgh.

A memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26 at First Church of Christ Disciples, 1250 Almond St., Williamsport. Friends will be received at the church from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Margaret “Peggy” Schuyler

Margaret “Peggy” Schuyler, 64, of Muncy, formerly of Berwick, passed away Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, with her friends and family by her side.

Born April 4, 1951 in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruby Annette (Taylor) Vezendy. She married Bradley K. Schuyler, and together they would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on October 11th.

Peggy worked for Liberty Mutual for 37 years and retired in 2013. She enjoyed cross stitch, gardening, shopping, and above all spending time with family and friends. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a sister, Fannie J. Schuyler of Muncy; a brother, Joseph (Carol) Vezendy of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Keith and Brian Schuyler; a father-in-law, Keith Schuyler; a mother-in-law, Eloise Schuyler; and a nephew, Jonathan Langin.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 28 at St. James Episcopal Church, Route 44, Exchange, PA with Rev. David P. Culbertson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 27, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St. Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Divine Providence Hospital Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701 or the St. James Episcopal
Church, Route 44, Exchange, PA 17821.

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

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Connie Ann Phillips

Connie Ann Phillips, 62, of Muncy died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born March 24,1953 in Rolland, MO. She was a daughter of the late Jay Baker and Peggy Ann (Foust) Stugart. She married Elery E. Phillips, and together they celebrated 45 years of marriage..

Connie belonged to the Clarkstown United Methodist Church and the Muncy Fire Company Auxillary, and was always there to help with their hayrides and bingo. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafts, cooking, and above all spending time with family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother are a daughter, Wendy A. Phillips of Muncy; three brothers: James B. (Lynn) Stugart of Muncy, Michael J. Stugart of Williamsport, and Dale E. (Elaine) Stugart of Unityville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, Connie was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne A. Stugart.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. on Wednesday, August 26 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. Connie Waugh officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 26 at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 24, 2015




Lewis A. Hart

Lewis A. Hart, 72, of Williamsport, died Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Carol J. (Borrosco) Hart.

Born May 2, 1943, in Williamsport, he was a son of James A. and Rose M. (Gaborek) Hart.

Lewis was a graduate of Williamsport High School and then attended barber school in Harrisburg. He worked for Alexander Barber Shop and then later owned his own shop. He was employed with Bethlehem Steel for almost 20 years as a dye room leader, and served on the safety committee for the local union.

He was a member of the Newberry Independent Polish Club, and held a seat as a board member for many years, VFW Post #7863, Duboistown, and Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 138, where he served as a trustee.

Lewis loved spending time outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting, gardening, and traveling. He always kept busy and enjoyed woodworking and painting.

In addition to his wife surviving are his three sons, Brian L. (Amy) Hart, of Montoursville, Michael D. Hart, of Middletown, MD, and Eric C. Hart, of South Williamsport, nine grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Reid, Derek, Tyler, Brett, Giavanna, Dylan, Juliana, and Lia Hart, two brothers, James (Judy) Hart, of Duboistown, and Stanley “Moe” Hart, of South Williamsport.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, June Heffner.

A memorial service to honor the life of Lewis will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 26 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. David Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Montoursville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Lewis’ name to Camp Victory’s DOST Camp, 58 Camp Victory Rd, Millville, PA 17846 or American Red Cross Northcentral PA Chapter, 320 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Posted: August 24, 2015

Amanda Louise Wurster

Amanda Louise Wurster, 59, of Williamsport, and formerly of Albemarle, NC died Friday August 21, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born April 26, 1956 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Rodman and Louise Keys Wurster.

Amanda was a graduate of Williamsport High School and Penn State University. She was the IT Director of International Automobile Componets.

Amanda was an avid fan of Penn State football and basketball teams as well as the North Carolina Tarheel football and basketball teams. She enjoyed traveling, especially trips with her family to the Outer Banks.

Surviving is her sister Abby Walker of Williamsport with whom she resided, a nephew Rodman A. Walker (Brannigan McClinton) a niece Arie E. Walker (Shaun Kelly) who she treated as her own, and her loyal companion Roxie.

Amanda was preceded in death by her brother in law, Richard A. Walker.

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

Memorial contributions may be made the the Susquehanna Health Foundation,C/O The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 24, 2015

Case William Budman

Case William Budman, 4 months, of Mifflinburg, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday afternoon, August 21, 2015.

He was born on April 17, 2015 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, and was the son of Justin E. and Heidi L. (Kauffman) Budman, both of Mifflinburg.

In addition to his parents, Case is survived by four brothers; Jake Budman, Lucas Miller, Lane Budman and his twin brother Cash Budman, two sisters; Lydia Miller and Lyla Budman, great grandparents; Charles Budman of Milton and Melvin and Virginia Kauffman of South Williamsport, paternal grandmother; Terri Kremer of Milton, maternal grandparents; Mark and Sharon Kauffman of Milton, and two aunts; Heather Maini of Wexford and Holly Tucker of Chesapeake, VA.

Case was preceded in death by his great grandmothers; Delphine Budman and Patricia Long.

All services for Case will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: August 24, 2015




Carl W. Knowlden


Carl W. Knowlden, 83, of South Williamsport, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2015. Born in Ralston, he was the youngest of eight siblings.

Carl retired from Bell Telephone, WAT Federal Credit Union and as a MSGT of the U.S. Marine Corp.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Scott Bittner, of Lewiston, Idaho, Heidi and Tim Phlegar, of Williamsport, Diana and Jay Davenport, of Gastonia, N.C.; grandchildren, Jeremiah Bittner, Carlie Jean and David Stanton, Avery and Cam Davenport; his brother Russell and numerous nieces and nephews.

He shared 47 years of marriage with his wife Jean prior to her passing in 2004.

He was a Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Greenwood Hunting Lodge, and the Deer X-ing Detachment of the Marine Corp League. He enjoyed hunting, skiing, and Crosscutters baseball, but his greatest joy was his daughters and grandchildren.

Carl’s Life Celebration will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: August 20, 2015

Frank P. Wolyniec, Jr.

Frank P. Wolyniec, Jr. 80, of Loyalsock Twp., passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his home.  He was born March 14, 1935 in Williamsport the son of the late Frank P. Wolyniec, Sr. and Lillian (Foresman) Wolyniec.

Frank was a graduate of Williamsport High School and in 1957 graduated from Gettysburg College.  In 1957 he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Schweinfurt Germany at the rank of Sargent until his discharge in 1959.  In 1961, together with his father and brother Jim founded F. Wolyniec & Sons Concrete Construction, Inc.  Then in 1963, they established J&F Ready Mix. Always open to a new business opportunity, Valley Petroleum, Inc. came to be in 1971. Then in 1972, Penn Street Car Wash was opened under Mobil flag. In 1973, Frank became an independent dealer for John Deere equipment and opened   Allenwood Equipment, Inc. In 1988 Frank opened Allenwood  Rental and Supply, which was later owned and managed by his daughter, Janet. In 1998 he opened Action Equipment, Inc. in Lock Haven, which is now owned and operated by his son, Pete.  He was a member of Ivy Lodge #397 F&A.M., the Williamsport Scottish Rite, the Loyalsock Lions Club, the Polish Club, and a longtime member of the Williamsport Country Club.  Frank was a life member of Christ Episcopal Church and attended St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Frank was predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn Crew Wolyniec, his second wife, Barbara Fessler Wolyniec, siblings, James T. Wolyniec, Sr, Nancy W. Savidge, and infant brother, John L. Wolyniec.

Besides his passion for business, he loved his family unconditionally.  He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Joyce English; children, Beth A. Wolyniec of Muncy, Janet L. Wolyniec of Williamsport, Alice W. (John Mark III) Good of Williamsport, Heather M. Wolyniec of Ocean City, NJ, Frank Peter Wolyniec III of Lock Haven and step daughter, Prudence E. (Sam) Plocido of Blue Ball.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kathryn Schultz, Anna Schultz, John Good IV, Elizabeth Good, Edward Good, Laura Good, Hayley Williams, Kelsey Williams, Huntyr Williams, Isabella Wolyniec, Frank P. Wolyniec IV; step grandchildren, Samantha and Nathan Plocido, and great grandchildren, Hudson and Parker.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  Family will receive friends Monday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to either:  Hope Enterprises, Inc. the School of Hope, 2401 Reach Road Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Lycoming County S.P.C.A., 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 20, 2015

Zachary Thomas Daubert

Zachary Thomas Daubert, 27, of Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Zach was born in Hershey on February 25, 1988, the son of Robert A. Daubert and Mary K. Hinkel Bahm, whom both survive.

He was a 2006 graduate of Bucktail High School.

Zach was recently employed at Bethlehem Steel Wire Rope of Williamsport as well as C & I Boiler of Montoursville.

He was a social member of the Renovo American Legion, Post 442.

Zach enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. He also loved old cars and was gifted at working on them. Zach was a hard worker and would often be found offering a helping hand to anyone in need.

In addition to his parents, Zach is survived by a brother, Daryl Daubert of Lebanon; and a sister, Melanie Daubert of Carlisle.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moriarty Funeral Home & Crematory, 112 E. Church St., Lock Haven, Pa 17745 to assist with funeral expenses.

 

Posted: August 24, 2015




Harry Lee White, Sr.

Harry Lee White, Sr, 76, of Montgomery, died Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Gatehouse, Williamsport.

Born September 5, 1938 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Kenneth Lee White and Ethel Stone White Mull.

Harry owned and operated the former Family Tire, Muncy. He enjoyed rebuilding and repairing engines and big equipment with his family and friends at his business and later his home in Montgomery.

He was a member of the Hughesville Moose, Montgomery American Legion Post 251, and one of the founders of the Spirit of the Season Christmas Party held at the Hughesville Fire Department.

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Harry Lee White, Jr. and Scott and Deborah White, all of Hughesville; three daughters, Cynthia Farris, of CO, and Holly English and Amy Evans, both of FL; five grandchildren, Joshua White and wife Sarah, Jeremy White and wife Kristen, Zachuariah White and wife, Sara, and Corrina and Mason Evans; and two great-grandchildren, Molly and Nolan White

In keeping with Harry’s wishes, there will be no services.

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

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

 

Posted: August 19, 2015

Melva A. Smith

Melva A. Smith, 96, of Muncy, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Muncy.

Born September 13, 1918 in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and the Vesta R. (Huff) Confer. She celebrated 62 years of marriage with her husband Frank W. Smith, who preceded her in death on October 1, 2000.

Melva was a graduate of Muncy High School class of 1937. She then worked at the Interstate Amesite Company. She and her husband operated a butcher shop on Layfayette St. in Muncy, which is now the present day site of Ward L. Myers Elementary School, and then later at their dairy farm on Glade Run Road. They also built and operated Valley Market for many years. Melva also worked at Turbotville Food Rite and Sears. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles, needle crafts, and playing bingo.

Surviving, are four daughters, Sylvia M. (Bob, dec.) Farmer of Saranac Lake, NY, Carol (Bill) Hughes of Sitka, AK, Lucella “Lucy” (Glen) Temple of Muncy, and Ina (Rodney) Phillips of Muncy; one son, Allen L. (Joan) Smith of Muncy; two sisters-in-law, June Confer and Norma Confer both of Hughesville; 14 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Glen W. Temple and Ashly W. Temple; a granddaughter, Julie Hughes; three brothers, Bill, Dean, and Neil Confer; and two sisters, Marjorie Charles and Mable Lovell.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 21, at Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Rd., Clarkstown, with Rev. Connie Waugh and Pastor Lucy Temple co-officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Clarkstown United Methodist Church, 3117 Clarkstown Rd., Muncy, PA 17756, or the Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: August 19, 2015

Raymond A. Maneval

Raymond A. Maneval, 84, of Old Lycoming Township passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Rose View.

He was born December 31, 1930 in Williamsport, the son of the late Aaron S. and Mary E. (Simpson) Maneval.

Raymond grew up in Williamsport and graduated from Williamsport High School in 1949.
He was a former member of the Church of the Savior, Lutheran and is a current member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Raymond retired January 1, 1987 after 35 years in the accounting department at the former AVCO-Lycoming now Lycoming Engines-Textron.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 145, Moose Legion #89, NRA, a former member of the Antler’s Country Club and the former Wild Game Feeders Association.

Raymond enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, photography and feeding the wildlife.
He was preceded in death in by his brother Richard A. Maneval on March 26, 2015, his sister-in-law Georgine (Karney) Maneval on April 20, 2012 and a fiancée Elizabeth Lyon on November 25, 2002.

Surviving is a niece Karen C. (Donald E.) Fischer, great nephew Tylor L. Fischer and a great niece Samantha C. Fischer all of Williamsport.

Raymond’s Life Celebration will be held 1:30 pm Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport with Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating.

A Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Friday and Saturday from 12:30-1:30. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: August 20, 2015




Marilyn Jane Long

Marilyn Jane Long, known to her friends as Jane, died Saturday, August 15 at Geisinger Medical Center after a brief illness.

Jane was born April 3, 1935 in Lamar, PA to Ruth (Hoy) and Roy Zimmerman. She graduated in the Class of 1953 from Lock Haven High School and attended Lock Haven State College briefly before marrying her high school sweetheart, James E. Long.

She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and friend. After dedicating more than a decade to raising her daughters, Jane reentered the work force and joined the purchasing department at Lock Haven State College. At her retirement, she was a purchasing agent at the college.

Jane was an avid gardener, photographer and animal lover. She particularly enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren and supporting her husband in his coaching endeavors at Bald Eagle Nittany High School and Lock Haven State College. She participated in Class of 1953 activities, retiree groups, computer classes and photo classes. She also volunteered with the American Cancer Society daffodil sale for several years. Known as a steadfast friend, she could be counted on to provide transportation for many to meetings, doctor appointments or dinners.

She is preceded in death by her sister Jean (Zimmerman) Ricker, father Roy Zimmerman, mother Ruth Zimmerman and husband, James “Jess” Long.

She is survived by her daughters Kim (Frank) Best and Kelly L. George; her grandchildren Rebecca (Charles) Amis, William Best, Caroline George and Taylor George; her great grandson, James Edward Amis; her niece Sherry (Ricker) Dwyer; great nieces Lauren and Meredith Dwyer; and great nephew Christian Dwyer.

The date for a memorial service will be announced at a later time. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to help4petspa.org at the address PO Box 541, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745

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

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

 

Posted: August 18, 2015

Judith E. Bailey

Judith E. Bailey, 68, of Mill Hall passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, where she was the successful recipient of a heart and kidney transplant on June 29, 2015.

Born on August 11, 1947 in Westmoreland County, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Mertle and Betty Otto.

After graduating from Scotland School for Veterans, Judy attended nursing school at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.

On April 16, 1966 at the Covenant United Methodist Church in Lock Haven, she married Richard J. Bailey who preceded her in death on February 8, 2004.

Judy was a nurse at Lock Haven Hospital for twenty years before following her dreams and becoming the owner of Heartland Retirement Personal Care Home in Woolrich in 1995.

Judy was an avid Penn State University football fan.

She cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherrie (Sam) Strausser of Coal Township and Christina (Bob) Callahan of Lock Haven; a son, Eric Bailey of Lock Haven; a sister, Barbara (Lois) Mourfield of Indiana; seven grandchildren: Erica Campbell, Josh Connelley, Kayla Shearer, Bill Shearer, Ayden Faughnan, Jared Bailey, and Connon Bailey; and five great grandchildren: Daniel and Blake Campbell, Carmine Cipriani, and Declan and Rowan Bailey.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Mertle; two sisters, Maryann Jones and Georgia Danca; and a grandson, Zackary Shearer.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12 noon at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. Interment will be held at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. as well as Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gift of Life Family House, 401 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19123.

Online condolences may be given to www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 18, 2015

Regina B. (McClure) McCarthy

Regina B. (McClure) McCarthy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 14, 2015.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles Edwin (Ted) McCarthy of whom she has been happily married to for the last 61 years.

Born in Chester, Pa., she graduated from Media High School in 1951 and Grove City College in 1953. She married Ted on Sept. 12, 1953, and they have been inseparable ever since
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She and Ted resided in Chester Heights and moved in 1990 to their dream home in the mountains of Waterville.

Regina was very active throughout her life. She worked full time as a secretary at Uff Machine company. The Uff Machine Company was started by her grandfather, Ernest Uff, in 1913. She went on to work at Scott Paper, now known as Kimberly Clark, until she retired in 1990. She was actively involved with both the Eastern Star Media Chapter and has been an active member for 58 years of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (formerly the National Secretaries Association) she also enjoyed crocheting, golf and shared a love of horse racing with her husband, which is how Regina and Ted first met.

She was passionate about volunteering and helping her community through the Ladies Auxiliary, the Waterville Fire company and numerous Apple Butter Festivals and fire hall dinners.

Those that knew Regina knew that she was also passionate about her "kids" who will miss her beyond measure. In addition to being survived by her beloved husband Ted and her "kids," she also leaves behind a sister, Susan Winfree; two twin brothers, Robert McClure III and Richard McClure; plus nieces and nephews and many cherished friends.

She was predeceased in 2012 by her identical twin sister and best friend, Roberta Adams and her husband Richard, as well as her parents Robert and Regina Uff McClure.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Waterville Fire Company, 11009 Route 44 Highway, Waterville, PA 17776.

Regina’s Life Celebration will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Waterville Cemetery.

 

Posted: August 19, 2015




Alice Foster Fuller

Alice Foster Fuller, 95, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at her home.

A full obituary will appear later this week.

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

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

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Beulah G. Kaufman Wrede

Beulah G. Kaufman Wrede, 96, a resident of The Williamsport Home, passed away on August 15, 2015. She was the widow of LeRoy A. Kaufman who passed away in 1953 and Kenneth M. Wrede who passed away in 1968. She was also predeceased by a sister, Isabell M. Clemens.

Born in Cowan, Pennsylvania she was the daughter of Robert M. and Dorothy Snyder Trate. She attended schools in South Williamsport and Montoursville. She retired from Schnadig International Furniture Corporation, and was a member of Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy E. Kaufman Burd of South Williamsport, granddaughter Kymberly Burd Dunlap (Christopher J.) of South Williamsport, granddaughter The Reverend Susie Burd Hill (Martin P.) of Mundelein, Illinois and, great grandchildren Ian N. and Lydia N. Dunlap.

The funeral service will be held11:00 a.m. Thursday August 20, 2015 at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, 142 Market Street, Williamsport, celebrated by The Reverend Kenneth Elkin, her pastor. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia. A viewing for family and friends will be held at the church Thursday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Rd., Williamsport, or to Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Samuel C. Vance

Samuel C. Vance, 67, of 725 Woods Avenue, Lock Haven, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Lock Haven Hospital.

He was born in Lock Haven on October 29, 1947, the son of the late Calvin and Mary Kinley Vance.

Sam was employed at Crissman’s Meat Packing in Castanea before going to work at Lock Haven Hospital, retiring at age 62.

Sam was a very hard worker and an avid handyman. He enjoyed mowing lawns for several people and was very good at staying in touch with his friends.

He is survived by his companion, Patty Mallory; a brother, Robert Vance; and a sister, Suzy Vance.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Vance.


A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington, Pa with Rev. Mark Riley officiating. Burial will follow at Tylersville Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Posted: August 18, 2015




Perry E. Snyder

Perry E. Snyder, 85, of 914 Summer Mt. Rd., Loganton, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Williamsport Hospital.

He was born in Williamsport on July 11, 1930, the son of the late, Eugene N. and Lella I. Fredericy Snyder.

Perry was a 1948 graduate of Sugar Valley High School.

On July 8, 1951 at the Tylersville United Church of Christ, he married the former Jane Ann Klinefelter, who survives.

He served during the Korean War in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1957 and the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961.

Perry attended the Faith Alive Fellowship of Springs Mills, Pa.

He was employed as a sales manager at Champion Auto Parts and DrivePlus of Lock Haven.

Perry was dedicated to working hard to provide for his family. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark E. (Jill Shoemaker) Snyder of Lock Haven and Matthew G. (Margaret) Snyder of Tylersville; two daughters, Darla J. Beschler of Loganton and Zee Ann (Brian) Boone of Eastville; and sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen A. Snyder.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place in Eastville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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

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

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Todd Richard Forshey

Todd Richard Forshey, 41, of Berwick and formerly of Lock Haven, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015.

He was born on August 10, 1974 in Huntingdon.

After graduating from Southern Huntingdon County High School in 1992, Todd served in the United States Air Force during the Gulf War.

By trade he was a carpenter, being employed by various companies including Haven Homes and Avis Homes.

Todd enjoyed fishing, hunting, hiking, woodworking, drawing, and writing poetry.

Surviving are his parents, Richard (Barbara) Forshey of Lock Haven and Sharon (Dennis) Long of Three Springs; a son, Aden Forshey of Lock Haven; a daughter, Rayne Forshey of Lock Haven; his grandmother, Anna Stapleton; grandparents, Donald and Janet Weise; four brothers: Doug (Megan) Forshey of Nashville, TN, and Jeffrey, Braylon, and Tristen Forshey, all of Lock Haven; three sisters: Robin (Greg) Whitsel of Orbisonia and Kayla and Paige Forshey, both of Lock Haven; a step-brother, Chard Carson of Lock Haven; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington or to the Forshey Trust Fund that is being setup for Todd’s children.

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

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

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

John Cook

John Cook, 77 of Williamsport, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Rose View Center, Williamsport.

He was born in Philadelphia on October 31, 1937 and was the son of the late Jay C. and Sara (Williams) Cook.

John was married to the late Linda (McNeal) Cook.

John enjoyed playing bingo, going to the movies and casinos and riding his bike around town.

John is survived by one daughter; Savannah Boyd-Patterson of Williamsport, one grandson; Shawn Boyd of Williamsport, one great grandson; Michael John Boyd, and one brother; Emmit Cook of Philadelphia.

In addition to his parents and wife, John was preceded in death by one son; John Boyd, four brothers; William, Thomas, Edward and Earl Cook and two sisters; Harriet Bond and Ella Mae Amaker.

A public viewing will be held 6:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Allen and Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira Street, Williamsport followed by the funeral at 7:00 p.m., with Elder Mack Duncan officiating.  Burial will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport at the convenience of the family.

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Posted: August 17, 2015




Katharine Elizabeth Murray Alexander

Katharine Elizabeth Murray Alexander, 95, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Kay was born in Muncy, PA on July 20th, 1920, the daughter of Ada and Earl Murray. She graduated from Muncy High School in 1938 and later enjoyed working as a telephone operator. In 1945, she married Roscoe M. Alexander, they lived and raised a family in Williamsport until his death in 1982.

Kay’s two brothers, Maxwell and Wendell Murray preceded her in death.

Kay is survived by her two children, David Ross Alexander (Amy) of Williamsport, and Pamela Alexander Hayba (Daniel) of Virginia. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Matthew and Kyle Alexander, Erin, Nathan, Kevin, Ben, Yab and Grace Hayba. Her two great grandchildren, Dawson and DJ Alexander, also survive.

Our Mother was devoted to her husband and family, and loved being with people. She was a faithful member of Faxon Kenmar United Methodist Church, enjoyed volunteer work, her membership at DAR, and many social organizations.

Kay was a long-standing member of the Williamsport Country Club and loved golfing, complete with a hole-in-one in 1977. She will be remembered for her humility, caring and thoughtfulness, and was a dedicated and loyal friend to many. She repeatedly expressed gratitude for an abundant life, and for all the kindness shown to her.

In keeping with Kay’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Arrangements are entrusted to Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Arlene R. Markley

Arlene R. Markley, 87, of Williamsport, passed away, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Richard A. Markley on July 16, 2012.

Born January 28, 1928, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Stanley Keller and Reba (Phillips) Shirm.

Arlene enjoyed camping at the river lot and fishing.

Surviving are a son Keith (Rose) Markley, of Williamsport, two daughters, Kim (Tom) Lipinski, of Huntersville and Kelley Sees, of Williamsport, a brother, Michael Keller, of Williamsport, two sisters, Patricia Caputo, of Duboistown and Lorraine Michaels, of Williamsport, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a nephew, Mikie Keller, of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Harley Keller, and three sisters Sylvia Coleman, Lou Linda Hill, and Deanna Kepner, and son-in-law, Alfred Sees.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Arlene’s name to the charity of donor’s choice.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Blair Stephen Eckard

Blair Stephen Eckard, 28, of Williamsport, died Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home.

Born November 25, 1986, in Williamsport, he was a son of John J. and Ranee D. Morean, of Williamsport.

Blair attended Williamsport Area High School and worked for Paris Laundry, Black Bear Truss, Eastern Wood Products, and Gibbons Construction.

He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed ice fishing in the winter and trout fishing in the summer, canoeing down Lycoming Creek, and camping.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife Cassie L. (Brobst) Eckard, of South Williamsport, two brothers, Jason S. and Robert J. Eckard, both of Williamsport, paternal grandmother, Betty J. Eckard, of Williamsport, maternal grandmother, Ann B. Morean, with whom he resided with, and a niece, Mya L. Eckard.

Blair was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Francis H. Eckard, maternal grandfather, Elwood L. Morean, and his aunt, Tina M. Eckard.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 19 at Knight Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Avenue, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Blair’s name to Ranee D. Eckard, 3421 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 17, 2015




Patricia Ann Stiner

Patricia Ann Stiner, 84, of 910 Weldon St., Montoursville, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born December 17, 1930 in Renovo a daughter of Eugene and Katherine Venenchek Hagen.

Pat retired from the former G.T.E Sylvania and had also worked for Weis Markets. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and enjoyed bingo, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her husband of 59 years, Raymond G. Stiner; son, Gary R. “Ace” (Jodi) Stiner of Lewisburg; daughters, Deborah K. (Michael) Cillo of Montoursville and Vicki L. Matlack of Allentown; six grandchildren, Brady (Lisa) and Garrett Cillo, Nicholas (Brittany) Stahlnecker, Amber Voyten, Steven and Erich Stiner and two great granddaughters, Ava and Emma Cillo.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St. Montoursville with the Rev. David C. Smith officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A viewing for family and friends will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home from 1 – 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

 

Posted: August 14, 2015

Wendell E. light, II

Wendell E. Light, II, 62 of 418 Curtin St., S. Williamsport, died Wednesday August 12, 2015 at the Gatehouse where he had been a patient for a week.

He was born January 18, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan, the oldest son of Allen and Edna Light, moving to Williamsport with his parents in 1956. Wendell graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 1970 and attended Bloomsburg University. He also graduated from CDL training school.

He co-owned two bars in the Williamsport area over the years, Berning Light in Nesbitt and the Time Out Tavern in S. Williamsport. He also drove truck for Milton Trans, working in the truck yard at Hammermill Paper Company in Lock Haven.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed his family, NASCAR races at Poconos and Wakins Glen, and also played in pool leagues in Williamsport. He was a member of Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church.

Wendell is survived by his father, Allen of Sinking Spring; a sister Charlotte Light of West Lawn; a brother Stacey Light of San Diego, CA; two step daughters, Mary Ann Bowersox and Teresa Brown; a daughter Lisa Fox all of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; two nieces; an aunt, uncle and numerous cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother Edna S. Light and two aunts.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Wendell’s name be made to Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1301 Clayton Ave., or Susquehanna Health Foundation, The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

 

Posted: August 17, 2015

Warren J. McMullen

Warren J. McMullen, 91, of Hughesville died Friday, August 14, 2015 at Wolf Run Village.

He was preceded in death by his wife Glodine L. (Latour) McMullen who died on June 23, 2014.

Born January 22, 1924 in Ligonier, he was the son of the late Hayden Alphonse and Elsie Mae (Haire) McMullen. He married Glodine L. Latour on October 15, 1947.

Warren retired from the U.S. Steel Corporation. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Bellefonte, PA. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and gardening.

Surviving are a son, Wayne J. (Raj Varma) McMullen, Wilmington, DE; two daughters, Gail M. (George) Opperman, Muncy, Nancy M. (Gary) Kepple, Allison Park, five grandchildren; Jeanette, Maria, Brendan, Lauren and Joelle, and three great-grandchildren; Sarah, Gabriel and Maxwell.

Warren was the youngest of nine children and was preceded in death by four brothers: William, Hayden, Ralph, Clyde "Mac", and four sisters; Rebecca, Ruth, Anna Marie, and Dorothy.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville by Rev. David Fishel. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bellefonte at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Warren's name to Susquehanna Health Home Care and Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Wolf Run Village, C/O Traci Schultz, 3750 Route 220 Highway, Hughesville, PA 17737.

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

 

Posted: August 17, 2015




Frank J Bartolomeo

Frank J Bartolomeo, 81, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, August 13, 2015, at the Williamsport Home.

Frank was born April 4, 1934 in Watkins Glen, NY, a son of the late Angelo and Agnes Solometo Bartolomeo.

Frank retired as a superintendent from E. Keeler Company. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and taking care of his yard.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda L. (Todd) Kremser of Montoursville; grandchildren, Andrew (Chelsi) Kremser of McElhattan and Kyle of Montoursville, a great grandson Finn with a great granddaughter on the way, and a brother Patrick of Watkins Glen, NY.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joan R. (Miele) Bartolomeo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 800 West Central Ave. South Williamsport with Rev. Michael Zipay, officiating. There will be no visitation and the family will provide the flowers.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Montoursville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, C/O The Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street.
www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 13, 2015

Regena L. Mull

The Beloved Regena L. Mull, 72, of Hughesville, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born April 20, 1943 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Thelma M. (Seibert) McConnell. She married Edward G. Mull on March 24, 1962.

She retired in 2005 from the Williamsport School District where she worked as administrative support for the Special Education Department where she touched many lives. After retirement she worked part-time at T.J.'s Market and Montgomery's Pharmacy. She attended Faith United Methodist Church, Montoursville. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, traveling, and spending time with family. She was known for her quick wit, her sense of humor, and her laugh.

Surviving in addition to her husband Edward are three daughters: Kimberly A. Walker of Williamsport, Christina L. (Steven) Caputo of Montoursville, Cynthia A. (Sherman) Hamm of Muncy, eight grandchildren; Naykeshia (Rondell) Carson, Brian East, Luke (Lauren) Caputo, Michael (Alyssa) Caputo, Anthony Caputo, Dominic Caputo, Braeden Hamm, Noah Hamm, four great grandchildren; Chondell and Naylah Carson, Sophia and Connor Caputo, and a brother: John R. (Susan) McConnell of Hughesville.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 P.M. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville, by Pastor Larry L. Leland. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements are entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home.

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

 

Posted: August 14, 2015

Syndria E. “Cindy” Maines

Syndria E. “Cindy” Maines , 63 of Hughesville , died Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Cindy was born November 14, 1951 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Christian A. and Grace E. (Kahler) Mendler. She was married to her loving husband on May 4, 1974.

Cindy was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, in Muncy.

Cindy was a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother to all who knew her. She was very active in her community though Girl Scouts and Sit Happens with her dog Kiesha which provides pet therapy for those in need. She was loved by so many and always made time for everyone. Described by many as the most selfless person they have ever met, always giving and caring. She enjoyed making crafts, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren in every aspect of their lives.

Surviving in addition to her husband Roy, are two daughters: Andria L. Smith, and Melissa (Morris) J. Davis, both of Hughesville; a brother, William (Arlene) Mendler of Towanda; and six grandchildren, Zane Smith, Katlyn Smith, McKenna Smith, Jenna Davis, Emily Davis, and Ashley Davis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roland Mendler.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on Monday August 17, 2015 at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, PA, by Rev. Glenn McCreary. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 16, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in Syndria’s name to Sit Happens, 352 Horseshoe Road, Dushore, PA 18614.

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

 

Posted: August 14, 2015




Dorothy M. “Dot” Hower

Dorothy M. “Dot” Hower, 89, of Sonestown, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL.

Born December 6, 1925 in Elysburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy Ent Vought. Her husband of 42 years, Orval C. Hower, preceded her in death on November 10, 1987.

Dot was employed by Dr. Rodriguez in Elysburg for over 15 years, and was then employed with the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville for 19 years. She retired in 1994 from the Sullivan County School District, after having worked there for over 15 years. Dot was one of the founding members of the Fundamental Bible Church, Dushore, and she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Surviving are four daughters, Claire E. (Peter) Skerda of Danville, Mary E. Treibley of Sonestown, Joette S. Hower of Laporte, and Patricia A. (Ron) Croll of FL; a son, Craig O. Hower of Myersdale, PA; a sister-in-law, Miram Vought of Elysburg; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dot was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen King and Irma English; and a brother, Marion Vought.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor John Klim officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Ash Cemetery, Laporte. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 12, 2015

J. Dick Kilgus

J. Dick Kilgus, 85, of Watsontown, PA, passed away on August 11, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Born November 14, 1929 in Hughesville, he was the son of the late J. Melvin and Ivia (Dick) Kilgus. Dick married Margareth Marquardt on September 1, 1950. Dick started his farming career at the age of ten when he went to work at a neighbor’s farm. After working there for five years, he worked for Robert Murray (Hughesville), Campbells Milk Haulers, and Marquardt Bros. Lumber for whom he drove log trucks. In 1962 he became manager of Peter Sommerville Farms, Muncy, PA, where he farmed the land and raised Black Angus and Charolais cattle.

His aim in life was to be the best farmer he could be, and he was. Twice he was awarded Best Farmer of the Year through the Pennsylvania State Farmers Association. In his humble nature, he declined the awards because he felt that others deserved the distinction more than he did. He enjoyed horses, and the love of his dogs. He was a lifetime member of the Susquehanna Valley Corral Association.

After retiring from the farm, he bought a small farm where he raised dairy calves until he became ill in health. He then spent his time mowing the yard, repairing vehicles, and working around the house. Dick enjoyed his family and grandchildren and taught them strength of character, honesty, and the joy of a good day’s work. He will be sorely missed.

Surviving in addition to his wife Margareth is a son; J. Ned (DeNiess) Kilgus of Watsontown, PA, two daughters; June (Tom) Zimmerman of Williamsport, Ocie Kilgus (Gary Entz) of Rhinelander, WI, four grandsons; Andrew (Amanda) Zimmerman of Williamsport, Brian (Nuttiya) Zimmerman of Quincy, MA, Zane Kilgus of Watsontown, Zachary Kilgus of Belpre, OH, two granddaughters; Claire Zimmerman of Los Angeles, CA, Sydney Kilgus-Vesely of Naples, FL, and two sisters; Madeline Rice of Rose City, MI, Pauline (Ivar) Johnson of Hughesville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Kilgus (Jay Oden) in 2009.

A celebration of Dick’s life will be at 10 A.M. on Friday, August 14, 2015 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville with Dr. William Montague and Thomas Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Friday from 9 to 10 A.M. at the funeral home, one hour prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dick’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

Expressions of sympathy may be expressed at www.McCartyThomas.com

 

Posted: August 12, 2015

Jane V. Page


Jane V. Page, 83, of Jersey Shore, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at Manor Care.

She was born April 23, 1932 in Renovo, the daughter of Samuel H. and Margaret (Piper) Rollman.

Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was an organist, pianist and former youth choir director.

She was a Renovo High School and Lycoming College graduate.

Jane was a loving, patient mother and friend and a gifted musician who was well known locally.

She was a member of the Tiadaghton Court 136 Order of Amaranth and Ivanhoe Chapter No. 28 Eastern Star.

Jane is survived by six children, Sherrill (Lyle) Levin of Arizona, Wendy Hilborn of Jersey Shore, Karen Osterling of Ohio, Nancy (Jimmy) Neal of Michigan, Daryl (Sandi) Page and Paul Page, both of Jersey Shore; a sister, Anne (Carl) Hvozda of Homer, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Freeberg, and a brother, David Rollman.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, Pa. 17720, to help defray funeral expenses.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jane’s Life Celebration service 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, with Pastor Rebecca Cuddeback officiating.

Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

 

Posted: August 13, 2015




Frank A. Casale Sr.

Frank A. Casale Sr, 77 of 1525 Chestnut Street, Williamsport went home to be with the Lord after a brave 2 year battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Williamsport on October 22, 1937 the son of Frank and Blanche Penella Casale.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Frank was a Spanish and English teacher for 32 years at the Hughesville High School. He was also the head basketball coach for 9 years at the same high school.

Frank was co-owner of the Triangle Tavern Restaurant in Williamsport where he enjoyed practicing his culinary skills. He enjoyed interacting with the customers where he could often be heard playing the trumpet.

Frank recently authored a cookbook entitled, “Hey, Don’t Throw That Away!” He was a musician involved in two local bands including “The Three Kings” and “The Classics” for 40 years. He enjoyed displaying his natural musical talent. He was a member of the Gesang Verin Harmonia Club.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Sylvia Fischer Casale. He is also survived by four children, Julie (Dean) Snyder of Muncy, Jacque Casale of Hughesville, Maria (Flint) Faubion and Frank A Casale Jr. both of this city. 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews as well as 5 sisters, Rosemary Flock(John), Joann Oeler, Linda Navarro(Dennis), Mary Jean Casale and Joyce Casale, survive him.

Frank had a kind and generous heart. He had a love for family, traveling, gardening, reading and cooking. His witty sense of humor will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Boniface Catholic Church 326 Washington Blvd Williamsport on Monday August 17, 2015 at 9:30 am.

Friends may call at the church on Monday morning from 8:15 am until 9:15 am. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third Street Williamsport, Pa. 17701Crouse Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 11, 2015

Karen M. Moyer (Pittenger)

Karen M. Moyer (Pittenger), 47, a resident of Watsontown, PA, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 10, 2015 at her residence.

Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Monday, April 22, 1968, she was the daughter of the late Theryl E. "Ted" Moyer, Jr. and Roberta L. (Foye) Moyer-Bergman who survives her of Uniontown, OH.

Karen was a 1986 graduate of Montgomery High School. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her pets.

In addition to her mother and step-father, Bobbie and Bob Bergman, she is survived by her son, Ryan L. Pittenger, New Columbia, PA; one brother, Todd and wife Cathy Moyer, Cincinnati, OH; two step-siblings, Todd and wife Jodi Bergman, Collegeville, PA; Michelle and husband Tim Hansberry, Schwenksville, PA; her maternal grandmother, Jane Bergman, Watsontown, PA. Karen is also survived numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Theryl and L. Myrel Moyer; maternal grandparents, Robert and MaryLou Foye and "Slim" Bergman.

Graveside services will be conducted in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Route 54 Highway, Montgomery, PA at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 14, 2015 with Rev. Robert O. Rice, Jr., pastor of the White Deer Charge of the United Methodist Church, officiating.

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: August 12, 2015

Doris J. Shultz

Doris J. Shultz, 85, formerly of Montoursville and Sun City, Fla., died on August 12, 2015 at Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Center. She was born June 16, 1930 in Harrisburg, a daughter of Samuel and Lucille McCollum.

She was a Bridge life master and that was her great enjoyment.

Preceding her was her husband, Robert L. Shultz, Sr. and a brother, Samuel McCollum.

Surviving are a son Robert L., II (Suzanne) Shultz of Monument, Col.; a daughter Susan S. (Garth) Everett of Muncy; a sister, Betty of Harrisburg; four grandchildren, Megan Everett, Jessica (Patrick) Amie, Corinne (Matt) McLaughlin, Emily (Brad) Hochmiller, and two great-grandchildren, Riley and Nolan McLaughlin.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lycoming Animal Protection Society, 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 12, 2015




Betty L. Artley

Betty L. Artley, 84, of Pennsdale, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born February 11, 1931, in Montoursville, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Marguerite (Edkin) Vroman. She married Austin M. Artley on April 25, 1953, and together they celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Betty was a former member of Clarkstown United Methodist Church and served as their financial secretary for six years. She also belonged to Clarkstown United Methodist Women and served as secretary for 15 years. Betty was currently a member of Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and above all spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Betty is survived by three sons, Steven E. (Denise) Artley, Dennis A. (Sandra) Artley, Keith W. (Reyne) Artley all of Pennsdale; and six grandchildren, Zachery E. Artley, Aaron G. Artley, John A. Artley, Alicia L. (Sam) Shaffer, Evan J. Artley, and Alivia M. Artley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annabelle Fogel and Beverly Wertman; and a brother, Robert Vroman.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Muncy Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 718 Village Rd. Pennsdale, PA 17756 or Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd. Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

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

 

Posted: August 11, 2015

John J. Peterman Jr.

John J. Peterman Jr., 92, of Nordmont, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015, at his home.

Born January 19, 1923 in Nordmont, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Ruth Houseknecht Peterman.

John graduated from the Sullivan Highlands School, Sonestown, on June 6, 1941, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy 11 days later. He spent most of WWII underwater, having spent his early years in submarines. John was initially assigned to the USS Flying Fish SS229; and while aboard, John made nine war patrols, having a part in the Battle of Midway, patrolling the Truk Lagoon off the Caroline Islands and patrolling in the Sea of Japan.

During the war, John became pen pals with a shipmate’s sister-in-law. Upon the conclusion of WWII, he set out to meet his pen pal in Independence, MO, and married the lovely, Mary Lubek 11 days later. They would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on October 20, 2015.

John was a Navy man, having a distinguished career that would span 31 years. After serving aboard submarines for 11 years, he became a torpedo instructor. In 1955, John became a commissioned officer, serving at ammunition depots in New Jersey and California. He also spent time on the USS Henrico APA45 as a gunnery officer, and then on the USS Sperry AS12 as a weapons repair officer. He served the last five years of his Navy career as an underwater weapons officer in Newport, RI. Upon retiring in 1972 as a lieutenant commander, he returned home to his native Sullivan County, where he served a term as county Sheriff, and as a Laporte Township Supervisor.

John was an active member of the community. He served on the Sullivan County Democratic Committee, until the past year, was an active member of the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, where he served as Post Commander, Treasurer, and most recently as Chaplain. He has been a lead organizer of the “Duck Derby” for Post 601, in which the proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society. John was also a member of the New Albany VFW, and continued to be active in the U.S. Submarine Veterans Association (USSVI), Williamsport.

An avid sportsman and environmentalist, John’s 100 plus acres in Davidson and Laporte Townships were certified as a Pennsylvania “Tree Farm” by the Department of Natural Resources. He was a member of the Sullivan County Sportsman Association, Consolidated Sportsman of Muncy Creek and the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, John (Marie) Peterman of West Chester, Ron (Susan) Peterman of Portsmouth, VA, and Leonard (Teresa) Peterman of Fallston, MD; a daughter, Sharon (Leo) Cullen of Smith Mountain Lake, VA; two brothers, Ward Peterman of Binghamton, NY, and Dan Peterman of Nordmont; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Miller.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015, at Cherry Grove Chapel, Nordmont, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

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

 

Posted: August 11, 2015

Doris J. Connelly

Doris J. Connelly, 86, of Williamsport, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

She was born February 20, 1929 in Williamsport, the daughter of Harold E. and Mary E. (Kelley) LeVan and her stepmother Eleanor H. LeVan.

Doris was the husband of the late Robert F. Connelly with whom she shared 46 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1998.

She was a hairdresser for over 20 years at Sycamore Manor.

Doris was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She loved music and was an accomplished cellist and also enjoyed playing the piano.
Doris loved to cook and sew dresses and drapes. She also enjoyed the company of her cats.

Survived by a son, Robin L. (Darlene) Connelly of Montoursville; a daughter, Holly L. Connelly of Williamsport; a brother, James LeVan of FL; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two brothers.

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

Relatives and friends are invited to Doris’ Life Celebration service 1pm Friday, August 14, 2015 at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home” 500 W. Fourth St. with Rev. Kenneth R. Elkin officiating. Family will receive friends from 12 until 1. Burial will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

 

Posted: August 11, 2015




Yvonne S. (Phillips) Pepperman

Yvonne S. (Phillips) Pepperman, 84 of Milton, died Friday, August 07, 2015 at Riverwoods.

She was born on October 18, 1930 in Lewisburg and was the daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Kathryn Lucille (Leiby) Phillips.

On June 17, 1950 Yvonne married the late Donald H. Pepperman and they celebrated 52 years of marriage together until his death on December 25, 2002.

Yvonne was a graduate of the Milton High School Class of 1948.  She worked as a secretary for Doctor Karr’s office in Milton for over 30 years.  She was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ, Milton, A.A.R.P., the Woman’s Club of Milton and she volunteered for the American Red Cross, Milton.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law; Linn A. Pepperman of Milton and Jeffery L. and Sharon Pepperman of Beavertown, three grandchildren; Bradley E. Pepperman, Christopher A. and wife Erin Pepperman and Kelly J. and husband Joseph Cook, six great grandchildren; Jayla and husband Mark Hoover, Steven Pepperman, Riley Cook, Macy Cook, Cody Pepperman and Kylie Pepperman and one great great grandson; Oliver Hoover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; the Paradise United Church of Christ, 8105 Paradise Road, Milton, PA 17847 or to the Milton Chapter of the American Red Cross, 560 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA 17847.

A memorial service for Yvonne will be held 11:00am, Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Paradise United Church of Christ, 8105 Paradise Road, Milton, PA 17847 with Pastor Doug Schader officiating.  Burial will take place in the adjoining Paradise Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by The Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.

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Posted: August 10, 2015

Debra J. Lorow

Debra J. Lorow, 57, of Muncy Valley, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at her home.

Born October 11, 1957 in Reading, she was a daughter of David E. and the late Doris M.(Sawyer) Krommes. She and her husband, Scott J. Lorow, celebrated 37 years of marriage onApril 22, 2015.

Deb was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, Muncy Valley. She was active inSullivan and Susquehanna Counties youth activities, and loved music, singing, and dancing.Deb also enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, and above all, spending time with her family. She was a very caring person who always put others before herself, and was known as “Mom” or “Nana” by many.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Melania A. (David) Balzer of Watsontown, and Melissa A. Lorow of Muncy Valley; a son, Jason S. (Shelby) Lorow of Muncy Valley; her father and stepmother, David E. and May Krommes of Texas; two sisters, Donna (Steve) Fredieu of LA, and Helen (Jacob) Turner of SC; a brother, Michael (Natalie) Krommes of Reading; six grandchildren; and three stepbrothers, Luther II (Victoria) Fasnacht of TX, Dwight Kreitz of FL, and James Kreitz of TX.

In addition to her mother, Deb was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Donald Krommes.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Pastor Craig Livermore officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray the funeral expenses.

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

 

Posted: August 10, 2015

James R. Reem

James R. Reem , 86, of Williamsport, died Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.

Born July 15, 1929 in Sunbury, he was a son of John B. and Anna (Renn) Reem. He married Marian E. (Wagner) Reem on April 8, 1950 and celebrated 65 years together.

Jim graduated from Sunbury High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War from 1948-1952. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Williamsport from 1958-1970 and then he was promoted to Postmaster at Loganton from 1970 until his retirement in 1989.

He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and served on the Board of Trustees for many years. Jim was a lifetime member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, a member of the Keystone Sportsmen Association of Lycoming County, and a member of the New Berlin Legion. He enjoyed having breakfast with his friends, eating ice cream, watching Westerns on TV and his cats. He loved family gatherings and spending time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife Marian are three children, Steven J. Reem (Christine) of Cogan Station, Lynette R. Rubin (James) of State College, and Robert S. Reem of Mill Hall; seven grandchildren, Amy Stewart, Steven Reem, Nicole Rubin, Laura Nolan, Robert, Randy, and Ryan Reem; five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Olivia, and Micah Stewart, and Vivian Reem; a sister, Karen Willow (Gary) of Rotonda West, Florida; a brother-in-law, Marvin Wagner; and sister-in-law, Jean Bingaman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Jack Reem and Donna Wenrick.

A funeral service to honor Jim’s life will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, August 13 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. Burial will follow in New Berlin Cemetery. A viewing will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Mortuary.

Memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to L.A.P.S., 195 Philips Park Drive, South Williamsport, PA 17702.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 10, 2015




Robert Michael Hill

Robert Michael Hill, 74, of Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 1, 1940, in Shamokin, the son of the late Noble and Anna (Grabowski) Hill.

Robert was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during the Cuban Crisis.

He was married to the former Donna Lesher with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.
Robert attended the Pine Street United Methodist Church.

He was an insurance salesman with American General prior to 2000.

Robert was a member of the VFW Post No. 844, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Sons of Italy.

He loved spending time with his sons and also his dogs Casper and Zoya.

Robert was an avid Yankee fan and loved watching Notre Dame Football, Shamokin High School Football and enjoyed collecting baseball cards.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; two sons, Timothy (Lisa) Hill, Christopher Hill (Carol Laielli), both of Williamsport; a sister, Dolores Rook, of MS; two grandchildren, Michael Hill and Mariah Hill; two great-grandchildren, Braydon Hill and Amoriyah Hill-Singleton.

Robert was predeceased by a son, Robert Michael Jr. and a grandson, Anthony Mitchell Hill.

A Life Celebration memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. David Fishel officiating. Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Susquehanna Health Foundation ¬ Hospice, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

Posted: August 10, 2015

Wanda Rae Locke

Wanda Rae Locke, 57, of Williamsport, went to be with the Lord July 28, 2015, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family and friends.

She was born May 8, 1958, in Newark, N.J., the daughter of late JoAnne L. and Raymond Burnett Sr. On Sept. 18, 1993, she married Calvin M. Locke Sr., who survives.

She is survived by her son, Byron R. Burnett (Cheri Beard), of Irvington, N.J.; son, Willie R. Burnett (Rashad S. Payne), of Williamsport; stepchildren, Gwendolyn Locke, RaiNora Locke, Calvin M. Locke Jr., of Newark, N.J.; and grandchildren, Nyjayah, Khalil, Genesis, Brihanna Rae, Lyric Rae, Justin, Radale and Myeesha.

She is also survived by her sister, Marcia Rae Burnett-Mitchell and her brother, Ernest Lee Lowery. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Burnett Jr.

Family and friends are invited to Wanda’s home going service 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St. Her Life Celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

She will be greatly missed and was deeply loved.

 

Posted: August 10, 2015

Kathleen “Kathy” Shaible Gilbert

Kathleen “Kathy” Shaible Gilbert, 66, of Williamsport, went home to be with the Lord Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born May 29, 1949 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Gloria (LaBelle) Shaible.

Kathy graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1967. She was an instructor at State Beauty School, worked for Little League International, the City of Williamsport under the Preziosi administration, and AT&T.

She was a life-long member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed talking to anyone she met, including her friends and caregivers at Valley View, North Central Dialysis, and Bayada. She also enjoyed bowling and playing card games.

Surviving are two sons, David L. Gilbert (Amy) of Williamsport, and James W. Gilbert (Julie) of Loyalsock; four grandchildren, Hannah, Benjamin, Jael, and Jaxon; a brother, Jim Shaible (Becky) of Williamsport and Karen Shaible of New Jersey; and three nieces, Beth, Lisa and Grace.

A memorial service to honor Kathy’s life will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport. A visitation will be held 12 p.m. until time of service Monday. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to Sanders Mortuary to help with final expenses.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 10, 2015




Sherman Anson Higley

Sherman Anson Higley, 78, of Hillsgrove, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Muncy.

Born April 17, 1937 in Estella, he was a son of the late Lawrence R. and Jean L. McCarty Higley. His wife of 58 years, the former Marion E. Speaker, preceded him in death on June 23, 2014.

Sherman served as a Hillsgrove Township Supervisor for over 40 years and retired in 2002 from the former Baumunk Lumber Company, after having worked there for over 20 years. He was a life time member of the Sullivan County Fair Association, where he held various positions over the years. Sherman was an avid hunter who enjoyed working with his horses in the woods, tractor and horse pulls, traveling, camping, and above all, spending time with his family. He also enjoyed football and baseball, especially the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicky L. (Richard) Bahr of Dushore, and Kay E. Bahr of Hillsgrove; two sons, Robert V. (Debra) Higley of Montoursville, and Scott W. (Tuesday) Higley of Hillsgrove; four sisters, Alda (Art) Molyneux of Trout Run, Loretta (Phil) Fitzwater of Canton, Karen (Roy) King of Forksville, and Anita (Jim) Chase of Dushore; a brother; Arlan Sr. (Brenda) Higley of Canton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, John (Colleen) Speaker of Williamsport.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 6, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. David C. Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Hillsgrove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 5, 2015

Stanley E. Hottenstein

Stanley E. Hottenstein, 89, of Forks Twp., died Monday, August 3, 2015 at home.

Born August 26, 1925 in Forks Twp., he was a son of the late Frank Allan and Zora Bell (Schrecongost) Hottenstein. Stanley was a dairy farmer, as well as a former Forks Township Supervisor. In his younger years he was an avid fox hunter, who had a lifelong love of the outdoors. Stanley was well known for his generous and outgoing nature, honest and trusting, with an infectious smile and quick wit. He lived a full and healthy life, having a positive impact on so many others, leaving us all with immeasurable fond memories. He will be missed beyond words, and is forever in our hearts. He was a member of East Forks Community Church.

Stanley is survived by a sister, Alice G. Lynn of Lynnfield, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Hottenstein, and five sisters: Josephine Heverly, Frances Fetherbay, Lillian Ayers, Minerva McMahon, and Esther Rinker.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the East Forks Community Church, Warburton Hill Road, Forks Twp, New Albany, PA with Pastor Gregory Cole and associate pastor Rob Ayers officiating. Burial will follow in East Forks Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Forks Community Church, c/o Carol Benjamin, 747 Kelly Hill Road, New Albany, PA 18833.

Arrangements are by the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home.

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

 

Posted: August 7, 2015

Lois Lorene Hartung

Lois Lorene Hartung of 1900 Ravine Road Apt. 1217, Williamsport, PA, died at the Williamsport Home on August 7, 2015.

Born on August 20, 1923 in Greenwood Township (Millville, PA) she was the daughter of the late Samuel Welsey and Elma Hedges Eves. She was the loving wife of the Rev. Stanley P. Hartung with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage on June 3, 2015.

Lorene attended the “Old Central School” in Greenwood Twp. and graduated from Johnstown High School in 1941. She graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing (Old Blockley) in 1944. She served as First Leutenant in WWII in the U.S. Army aboard the Hospital Ship “Frances Y. Slanger” (named after the first army nurse killed in war) and also at Woodrow Wilson General Hospital in Staunton, VA and the Army Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She nursed in Veteran’s Hospitals in Butler, PA and Aspinwall, PA. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, pursuing a degree in Public Health Nursing. She also worked at Sycamore Manor Nursing Health Care Facility in Williamsport, PA.

She married Stanley Hartung, a seminary student preparing for the ministry on June 3, 1950. She was a wonderful housewife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devoted member of Northway Presbyterian Church. When her children were growing up she taught Church School and then served as a Deacon and later as an Elder in the church. She was an officer in the Women’s Association, Boards of Presbytery, Church Women United of Lycoming County, Yokefellow Prison Ministry and AARP.

She loved family “get-togethers”, gardening, flowers, camping, sewing and traveling with friends and family.

She was predeceased by a brother, Marvin C. Eves.

Surviving besides her husband Stanley of 65 years are a son, Ronald Lee (Susan) Hartung; daughters, Diane Lynn (Frank) Guthrie, Barbara Ann (Terry) Isenberg, and Elaine Marie (Thomas) Heeter; seven grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will take place Monday, August 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 11, 10 a.m. at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Rd., Williamsport. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming Co.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northway Presbyterian Church.

 

Posted: August 7, 2015




Carol A. Moon

Carol A. Moon, 71, of Williamsport, died Aug. 3, 2015, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James E. Moon, on March 13, 2013.

Born Jan. 27, 1944, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Horace G. and Margaret E. (Stagleman) Wright.

Carol was a former member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She was a stay at home mother and loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed crosswords and puzzle books, swinging on her back porch swing, and feeding the birds and squirrels.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn A. (Missy) Moon, of South Williamsport, James E. (Lauri) Moon, of Williamsport, and Kevin L. (Mary) Moon, of Jersey Shore; one daughter, Karen A. Murray, of Williamsport; 11 grandchildren, Josh, Tyler, Corey, Steven, Veronica, Kayla, Krissy, Cheyenne, Isabella, Travis and Natalie; two great-grandchildren and expecting a great-granddaughter this month.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one grandson, Nathaniel.

A memorial service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home.

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 4, 2015

Betty J. Grimm

Betty J. Grimm, 86, formerly of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 in the Watsontown Health Care and Rehab Center. Born in Muncy Creek Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, February 22, 1929, she was the daughter of the late and Clara (Hill) Bennett.

She was the widow of Thomas A. Grimm who preceded her in death on September 26, 1998.

Betty was last employed as a hand sander by the Rochelle Furniture Co. at Montgomery, PA. She had previously been employed by the former Montgomery Mills and the former Milton Shoe Factory.

Betty enjoyed playing bingo and cross word puzzles.

She is survived by four children, Thomas R. Grimm, Montgomery, PA; Dale R. and wife Linda Grimm, Montgomery, PA; Larry E. and wife Vicki Grimm, Hughesville, PA; Kathy J. and husband Earl Carson, Allenwood, PA; two sisters, Shirley Aunkst, Montgomery, PA; Darlene Sharr, Montgomery, PA. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by one daughter, Diane M. (Bryon) Persing, her brother, James R. Bennett and one granddaughter, Lisa M. Lund.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church Cemetery, Route 405 Highway, Montgomery, PA at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, August 7, 2015. 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: August 4, 2015

Bessie L. Springman

Bessie L. Springman, 97, of Montoursville died Monday, August 3, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Center.

Born May 21, 1918, in Washington, IL, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Florence (Bower) Rosencrans. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl L. Springman who died June12, 2002.

Bessie enjoyed needle work, crossword puzzles, working in her flower beds, and above all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter; Carol (Bill) Camp of Montoursville; five grandchildren, William (Danielle) Camp Jr of Muncy, Michelle Camp of Hughesville, Becky (Cory) Scott of Spring , TX, Rachel Camp of Conroe, TX, Chrissy Camp of Montoursville; two Great Grandchildren, Kaitlyn "Little Sweetie" Scott, and Ryan Camp; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Carl Camp; two sisters, Frances Myers and Ida Blanchard; and a brother, Bill Rosencrans.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m on Saturday, August 8 at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water Street, Hughesville, with Rev. James Larkin officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran "White Church" Cemetery, Muncy. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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

 

Posted: August 4, 2015




Thelma E. Wilson

Thelma E. Wilson, 67, of 534 Ontario Ave., Renovo, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Bucktail Medical Center.

She was born in Williamsport on September 29, 1947, the daughter of the late Orrin R. and Thelma Croak Kepler.

She was a 1966 graduate of Bucktail High School.

Thelma was employed as a bartender at the Eagles Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the former West Branch Fire Company. She also worked as private caregiver.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Renovo.

Thelma was a member and past president of the Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxillary.

She enjoyed doing puzzles, crocheting and watching T.V. Thelma was also an avid fan of professional wrestling.

She is survived by a son, Robert Wilson of S. Renovo; a brother, Ronald W. Kepler of Renovo; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Kepler of Lansdale; and four grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Kepler; and a sister, Patricia L. Kepler.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 127 7th St., Renovo, Pa 17764 with Pastor Doug Conway officiating.

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

Burial at Shintown Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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

 

Posted: August 3, 2015

Mary A. Clark

Mary A. Clark, 73, of 12 E. Church St., Lock Haven, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Blue Ridge, Virginia on July 22, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lucille Gray Spradlin.

Mary was a dedicated volunteer, serving as a cook at the Salvation Army where she was named the “Volunteer of the Year” in 2014.

She loved nature, especially fishing, picking blueberries, and going on drives.
Mary also enjoyed cooking.

Most of all, Mary cherished time spent with her family.

Surviving are two daughters: Kathy (Fred) Mauck of Jersey Shore and Sandra K. Dewald of Lock Haven; four grandchildren: Joshua and Christopher Blaisdell, both of Nebraska, Kari Anne Stump of Linden, and Tyler Scott Dewald of Lock Haven; three great grandchildren: Frederick Blaisdell of Nebraska and Jaden Arlen and Joslyn May Temples, both of Linden; her companion, Dick Tyson of Lock Haven; and many family members including brothers and sisters in Virginia.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Billie Jean.

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

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 536, Lock Haven.

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

 

Posted: August 3, 2015

Jeanine M. Hall

Jeanine M. Hall, 67, of South Williamsport, died Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital. Surviving is her husband, Dennis C. Hall, Sr., with whom they celebrated 34 years of marriage on June 20th.

Born January 10, 1948, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of Kenneth R. and Marion H. (Davis), Weaver, I.

Jeanine retired from the Family Dollar as a sale clerk in South Williamsport. Following her retirement she was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #7863 and Ladies Auxiliary American Legion 617, all in South Williamsport.

Jeanine enjoyed cooking, watching her favorite NASCAR driver, Jeff Gordon, and traveling to the beach. The past few years she enjoyed swinging on the porch swing. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. She always cherished and enjoyed life in general.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Kenneth S. (Bonnie) Kepler, of Montoursville, Terry G. (Val) Kepler, of Jersey Shore, and Dennis C. (Natalie) Hall, II, of Williamsport, one daughter, Traci L. (Joe) Borrosco, of Williamsport, six grandchildren, Jillian, Kayla, and Chadd Kepler, Richard, II and Alexandra Weber, and Stephanie Hall, one great-granddaugher, Alyssa Roden, a sister, Margo Fox, of Loyalsock, a sister-in-law, Donna Weaver, of Williamsport, a close family friend, Tony Mignano, of Williamsport, and her dog Louie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth R. Weaver, a sister, Marsha Knapp, and a grandson, Dennis C. Hall, III.

A graveside service to honor the life of Jeanine will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 in Twin Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. Timothy R. Kinney, Sr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jeanine’s name to American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or Susquehanna Health Foundation-The Gatehouse, 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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

www.KnightConferFuneralHome.com

 

Posted: August 3, 2015




Angelina Antoinette Miele

Angelina Antoinette Miele, 11, of 310 Washington Street Montoursville died Thursday July 30, 2015 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Williamsport on April 22, 2004, the daughter Brenda S. Cordrey Miele and Louis D.and stepmother Nicole Miele.

Angelina was a fifth grade honor roll graduate at McCall Middle School in Montoursville. Her interests included arts and crafts, cheerleading, painting, shopping, make-up, jewelry, baby-sitting and dance. She was active in dance since the age of three at the Welteroth Dance Center in Montoursville. Angelina was an honorary member of the Lock Haven University volleyball team.

Surviving besides her parents are her paternal grandmother Rosemarie Miele of Williamsport, her maternal grandparents, Charles and Kathleen Cordrey. of Huntersville;her paternal great grandmother, Rose Marie Naso, brothers and sisters Louis Miele, Alexandra Marie Miele, Sabrina Soha and Lorenzo Miele. She is also survived by her God Parents Carolyn Miele and Marc C. Sortman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church 1220 Northway Road Williamsport at 10 am on Thursday morning.

Friends will be received on Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 pm at the Lycoming Valley Baptist Church 4980 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville. Burial will be held in Wildwood Cemetery Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Angelina’s name may be made to the Cancer Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia,Pa 19104 www.crousefuneralhome.com

 

Posted: August 3, 2015

Thomas R. Cohick

Thomas R. Cohick, 79, of Linden died Sunday August 2, 2015 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born November 6, 1935 in Williamsport, he was a son of M. Lois Cohick.

Thomas was a graduate of Williamsport High School. He retired from Jersey Shore Steel after 20 years of employment. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to auctions.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Nancy L. (Albright) Cohick, his children, Ryan (Dawn) Cohick of Jersey Shore, Wanda (Art) Kinnear of Dover, Mark Cohick of Jersey Shore, Dawn (Rick) Pickel of Camp Hill, and 8 grandchildren.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to LAPS, 195 Phillips Park Drive, So. Williamsport, PA 17702

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

www.SandersMortuary.com

 

Posted: August 3, 2015

Lillian E. Snyder

Lillian E. Snyder, formerly of Armstrong Township, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Valley View Nursing Center. She was born December 23, 1927 in Jackson, Township, Lycoming Co., a daughter of Franklin and Bina C. Miller Zeafla.

Lillian was a 1945 graduate of Liberty High School, and in 1946 graduated from Elmira Beauty School. After school Lillian worked for 40 years as a sales reprehensive for Avon. She was a member of the New Covenant United Church of Christ. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting angels and teddy bears. Lillian took very good care of her grandchildren and anyone that needed help.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Irvin F. Snyder; sons, Gary F. and Randall F. and a daughter, Karen L. Snyder.

She is survived by her son, Dennis A. (Joyce) Snyder of Montoursville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Snyder of Elimsport; seven grandchildren, Denise Snyder, Trisha (Tim) Berry, Dennis (Marianne) Snyder, II, Lesley Snyder, Thomas (Jessica) Betz, Travis (Samantha) Betz, Kylee Snyder, and six great grandchildren, Eithan and Benjamin Marino, Natalya and Chase Betz, Liam Berry and Sofia Snyder.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 at the New Covenant United Church of Christ, 202 E. Third St. Williamsport with the Rev. John Charnock officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Green Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday morning from 10 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the New Covenant United Church of Christ, Church Congregational Concerns Committee.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.

 

Posted: August 3, 2015




 

 

Edward L. Yordy

Edward L. Yordy (Ed.), 79, a resident of Eagles Mere, PA and The Villages, Florida, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Eagles Mere on Friday, July 31, 2015. Born Saturday, December 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Marye (Childs) Yordy.

Ed was the husband of Janet M. (Murdock) Yordy with whom he celebrated a 57th wedding anniversary on December 28, 2014.

He graduated from Bucknell University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and later received his Master's degree from Lehigh University in Civil Engineering. He was a co-founder of Chimney Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, a consulting firm, specializing in the design of concrete and steel reinforced chimneys for the global electrical power industry.

A member of Immanuel Baptist Church, The Villages, FL, he was actively involved in several men's Bible studies. Ed was a former member of the Eagles Mere-Laporte Lions Club, as well as several engineering societies. His favorite hobbies included fishing, traveling, Sudoku and crossword puzzles. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In 1947, Ed's baseball team had the distinction of playing in the first Little League World Series held in Williamsport, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Steven Yordy, MD and wife Judy, Milton, PA; Carolyn Yordy, Gibsonia, PA and Andrew Yordy, also of Gibsonia, PA; two sisters, Patricia Trego and Nancy Yordy; and four grandchildren, Richard Sahns, Jr.; Elizabeth Yordy; Adrienne Yordy and Steven Yordy II. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by an infant son, William.

A memorial service for Ed will be conducted at a later date. To send an e-mail condolence, visit www.betzerfuneral.com.

 

Posted: August 3, 2015




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